ANCYL leader Collen Maine resigns as a MP due to "private matters"

ANCYL leader Collen Maine resigns as a MP due to "private matters"

Collen Maine, the embattled leader of the ANC Youth League, has stepped down as a member of Parliament.

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On Friday, it was revealed that Maine resigned as an MP, listing "private matters" as the driving force for his decision to bow out.

Talking to TimesLIVE, Maine confirmed his resignation but he refused to talk about his future plans, only adding that he's not going anywhere.

"I'm going nowhere," he said.

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READ ALSO: Dutch MPs express opposition to land expropriation in South Africa gathered Maine was sworn in as a MP on 22 May, which is only 44 days ago. The Sowetan reported it was believed Maine would have been named as part of President Cyril Ramaphosa's executive, or be given a senior position.

However, he was snubbed from the above-mentioned positions and was rather elected as an ordinary member of the public service and administration portfolio committee.

Meanwhile, reported last month that young South Africans have come forward to call for the disbanding of the ANCYL and removal of the ANCYL leader.

Led by Ntuthuko Makhombothi, a KwaZulu-Natal group of youths is teaming up with other provinces to call for the removal of Maine. Makhombothi wants Maine and his secretary-general, Njabulo Nzaza, to know that their constitutional mandate expired in September last year.

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