- The ANC has resolved to disband the Youth League NEC and appoint an interim task team
- However, some of the picks for the task team have raised concerns
- This is because several are known to be Zuma loyalists and have been implicated in wrongdoing
The ANC has resolved to dissolve the Youth League's national executive committee (NEC) but some of the choices for the ANCYL interim task team have raised concerns.
The dissolution of the NEC comes after many ANCYL members complained that the NEC had overstayed its term.
However, some of the figures appointed to the task team include several Zuma loyalists, such as Malusi Gigaba, Nomvula Mokonyane and Faith Muthambi.
The disbandment of the League's NEC was announced by ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule, who said that a task team would be appointed to rebuild the league and hold a new elective conference by 31 January 2020.
Several individuals on the task team are known to be critical of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Briefly.co.za has gathered. For example, ANC NEC member Thandi Mahambehlala has been selected to head the interim structure. Mahambehlala had previously criticised Ramaphosa for failing to implement remedial action against Pravin Gordhan as per the Public Protector's recommendation.
Additionally, questions have been raised about the inclusion of several other ANC figures who have been implicated in wrongdoing, such as Nomvula Mokonyane and Malusi Gigaba.
ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte says that these individuals were included because they possess institutional memory, according to The Citizen.
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