ANC Youth League president Collen Maine has blamed Julius Malema for his league's paralysis. The outgoing president claims that insults Malema hurled at Helen Zille had resulted in the body's liquidation.
Collen Maine, the outgoing ANCYL president, claims that Julius Malema has ultimately been the Youth League's undoing.
Commenting on the liquidation of the Youth League, Maine claimed that the Economic Freedom Fighter had been their undoing:
"It is not like we want to cling to power. The ANC just paid people who we owed R5m [to] only in March. We were liquidated as a result of the insults hurled by former president Julius Malema to Helen Zille. The matter was never brought to our attention until we were liquidated."
Despite mounting calls for the group to be disbanded, Maine is pleading for the ruling party to allow him to deliver his political report at the planned elective conference, Briefly.co.za reported:
"We still want to deliver a report to congress [on] what were our achievements, what were our weaknesses and what are the failures, and what do we think the next leadership must do to advance the struggles of young people going forward."
Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula is in support of the disbandment, taking to social media to voice his approval of the motion, DispatchLIVE reports.
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