ANCYL treasurer-general survives NEC’s no-confidence vote

2012-03-05 00:00

ANC Youth League treasurer- general Pule Mabe survived being booted from the league last night when a vote on a motion of no confidence was brought against him by some members during the national executive committee (NEC) at the Reef Hotel, Johannesburg.

Mabe has apparently been campaigning in regions in the country in a bid to take over as president — even before the ANC expelled Julius Malema from the party on Wednesday last week.

Mabe’s absence during the league’s rally in Kliptown on Sunday last week, where the league’s top brass including Malema were in attendance, was also regarded a snub.

A vote on whether to bring the vote of no confidence was tied.

Sources said Mabe is expected apologise publicly to the NEC today for his actions and reassure the youth league that the committee is still united. This could not be confirmed as attempts to get comment from Mabe and league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu were unsuccessful.

Insiders also said that, for the first time, they were not allowed to keep their cellphones during the league’s national working committee (NWC) on Saturday night and during the NEC meeting.

According to a source, league secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa has indicated that he will apologise to Public Enterprise Minister Malusi Gigaba on the NWC’s recommendation.

“The S-G said he would apologise and then appeal the matter after their next NDC appearance,” the source added.

Magaqa was given 15 days to publicly apologise to Gigaba or his three-year sanction would not be suspended. Magaqa accused Gigaba of “pleasing imperialists” when he said the nationalisation debate was hurting foreign investment in South Africa.

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