Rebel youth leaders face 'wrath of ANC' - Mbalula

2015-09-04 12:13
Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

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Johannesburg – A group of North West African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) members, who brought an urgent application to prevent the ANCYL congress from going ahead, could be expelled from the ANC for bringing the party into disrepute, a senior official said on Thursday.

“They knew as they took the decision to go to court they will face the wrath of the party," national task team convener Fikile Mbalula said ahead of the start of the congress.

"They knew they could be disciplined and could fall in the spheres of suspension in the organisation, the outcome of that decision could even lead to expulsion from the party,” said Mbalula.

He said the group took a risk by challenging the national task team.

“They undermined the party and brought the ANC into disrepute. They will face the wrath of the party, because what they did is an act that will never go unnoticed. We will attend to it."

On Friday, the group turned to the North Gauteng High Court in a bid to prevent the congress from going ahead. The group alleged there were unresolved disputes relating to the exclusion of delegates.

Judge Moses Mavundla ruled the matter was not urgent and dismissed it with costs.

The applicants, including Thabo Molamu, Mbuyiselo Booi, Gonste Maruping and Papa Jood, were represented by Advocate Herman Waldick in the case against the first respondent, the ANCYL national task team and second respondent, the North West provincial executive committee.

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