- Ace Magashule has announced that the leadership of the ANC Youth League will be disbanded
- A task team will be appointed to lead the entity in the meantime, according to the Secretary General
- This task team will be headed by Sibongile Besani and will see the political return of Malusi Gigaba and Nomvula Mokonyane
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The ANC national executive council has decided to disband the ANC Youth League's leadership.
Ace Magashule said that an elective congress will be organised by no later than February 2020, reports The Citizen.
The ruling party's secretary general explained that the youth league will be replaced in the meantime by a national youth task team:
“The coordinator of the task team will be Sibongile Besani and the chairpersons of provinces and secretaries of the youth league will be part of this national task team together with the former officials of the ANCYL at national level."
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They will then in turn be supported by the team from the national executive committee, which will consist of Dakota Legoete, Zizi Kodwa, Pule Mabe, Faith Muthambi, Nomvula Mokonyane, Ronald Lamola, Lindiwe Zule, Nathi Mthethwa, David Masondo, Pinkie Kekana, Senzo Mchunu and ex-ANCYL presidents Lulu Johnson, Malusi Gigaba, and Fikile Mbalula.
Members of the Youth League had demanded its immediate disbandment at the NEC meeting.
Bongiseni Dladla, a coordinator of the ANCYL Revival Movement, commented on the situation:
“We are simply saying take us to a national conference, and we can elect comrades who can take the Youth League to its former glory. The is a lot of talent in the ANC Youth League… we don’t understand why we must keep these old crooks in the youth league when they are old, illegitimate, and unconstitutional.”
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