Youth relations sour

2010-12-08 15:07

The relationship between the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) and the Young Communist League (YCL) is at its worst level, the YCL said in a report for its national congress.

According to a report to be tabled at the league’s national congress in North West this week, the relations worsened after the election of the current ANCYL leadership.

Some of the incidents that affected the relationship were ANCYL leader Julius Malema’s insults to SA Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande and his deputy Jeremy Cronin.

Other cases mentioned were the booing of Malema at the SACP special national congress, and the ANCYL’s allegation that the left-wing intended to take over the ANC, and its claims that Nzimande was campaigning to be ANC deputy president.

According to the report there was a “broad attack” on the SACP leadership and the YCLSA at various ANCYL meetings and rallies, and an overt anti-communist agenda.

The ANCYL and YCL are members of the Progressive Youth Alliance (PYA).

The YCL accused the ANCYL of excluding itself from PYA programmes.

“In fact, the last PYA joint activity was when we expressed our views on the impending removal from office of former president Thabo Mbeki.”

In the report the Young Communists charged that the ANCYL monopolised the National Youth Development Agency board.

“The relationship between the ANCYL and other structures of the PYA are hostile and require urgent action and attention.”

The YCL’s 3rd national congress runs from tomorrow until Sunday at North West University’s Mafikeng Campus.

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