ANCYL Gauteng PEC denies supporting Mabe

2015-08-27 15:40
Pule Mabe. (File, Netwerk24)

Pule Mabe. (File, Netwerk24)

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Johannesburg - The ANCYL in Gauteng has denied that it has resolved to support ANC MP Pule Mabe for the position of league president.

This was after its provincial secretary Bones Modise told News24 in a recorded telephonic interview that the provincial executive committee (PEC) had decided to continue supporting Mabe as the province headed to its provincial general council (PGC) this weekend.

The PEC in a statement on Thursday claimed Modise was "mischievously misquoted".

"The PEC meeting did not discuss who it prefers to be president of the ANCYL in the upcoming national congress, because our PEC does not have the power to change provincial congress resolutions," it said.

"In this regard we said as per congress guidelines only the upcoming provincial general council to be attended by branch delegates has the power to nominate a presidential candidate."

Gauteng is expected to hold its PGC on Sunday.

The ultimate decision of who provinces nominate for leadership positions is taken at PGCs.

The ANCYL's leadership structures were disbanded in 2013.

National congress

Its long-awaited national congress will take place from September 4 to 6 in Midrand, Johannesburg.

The congress was initially set to take place last year December, but at the last minute was changed to a consultative congress.

At the time, Gauteng was backing Mabe.

Modise told News24 on Wednesday that Gauteng's provincial congress had taken the view to support Mabe and that same view would be taken to the PGC this weekend.

"The PEC of Gauteng has just concluded now and with regards to the presidential candidate they have decided to continue supporting comrade Pule Mabe as we go to the PGC [provincial general council] on Sunday," he said.

"They did not talk any other name except that of Pule Mabe. So the formal nomination, when it's done on Sunday, the first name which is already on the list is that of Pule Mabe."

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