YOUTH LEAGUE NATIONAL TASK TEAM DISPERSED
By: Samkele Maseko
The ANC Youth League National Task Team has disbanded four provincial structures. This was confirmed by Task Team Convenor, Mzwandile Masina.
“The meeting of the National Task Team decided to disband four provinces, which are Limpopo, North West, Free State and Northern Cape,” said Masina.
Masina further informed journalists in Johannesburg,“We have communicated with them and made sure our organisational structures are informed of this development.”
The NTT has been visiting provincial and regional structures since they were incepted by the ANC National Executive Committee following the disbandment of the ANCYL NEC for being dysfunctional.
Kwa-Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape were the only provinces that were not disbanded by the NTT. Masina further gave assurance that the National Task Team was present to strengthen the structures.
The NTT assessment of Gauteng was not yet complete as they are yet to visit the Eastern Cape but that would happen in the next seven days.
“We have come to a conclusion that some drastic measures need to be taken,” said Masina.
Many of the ANCYL supporters and members see the disbandment of their structures as a purge by President Jacob Zuma’s camp for not supporting his re-election at the MangaungConference.
ANCYL EThekwini Regional Chairperson, JomoSibiya, said that the NTT was tasked with rebuilding the structures of the league, and that there was no purging involved.
“The ANC NEC was tasked with resolving the relations of the league and the mother at the Manguang Conference so there is no purging here but simply the Youth League structures are being revived,” said Sibiya.
The League’s problems don’t just stem from its structures being dysfunctional, but its financial affairs are in shambles. This also adds to a Johannesburg based events co-ordinating company looking to liquidate the league from failing to settle its debt.
The ANCYL has been accused of failing to pay Z2 Presentations CC, Trading as University Events Management ( UEM), an amount of R15 million for its national congress in the Free State in 2008, when it’s now expelled President Julius Malema was elected.
The sheriff reportedly tried twice to seize the assets of the league but to nothing came about it.