ANC secretive on Youth League’s shenanigans

2010-07-22 14:48

The ANC was silent on the turmoil within its Youth League wing as the governing party’s top leadership met for a regular meeting today.

“There is no report before the NEC (national executive council) on the Youth League’s matters,” ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said at Esselen Park, east of Johannesburg.

Two of the league’s provinces had taken its national leadership to court in the past few weeks.

Last week former Limpopo Youth League chairperson Lehlogonolo Masoga halted court action against league leaders to give the mother body, the ANC, time to intervene in his dispute with the league.

However, Masoga was subsequently expelled from the league. Today’s reports indicated that there were moves to remove him from his position in the Limpopo legislature.

Masoga faced disciplinary action from the league’s national leadership after he tried to reconvene an elective conference which saw an ally of the Youth League president Julius Malema elected as the new chairperson.

Mthembu said the ANC would comment on the matter when it was ready to do so. “Matters need to be processed within the organisation before we can venture on what we are doing or any opinions on this matter.”

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