ANCYL to hold NEC meeting
Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League will be holding its national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Johannesburg on Sunday.
In a statement sent earlier this week, ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said the league would publicly communicate outcomes of the meeting as well as its national working committee (NWC) meeting on Monday.
"Any information that will be spread and communicated via media before that time will be misleading and should be treated with contempt and disdain," he said.
This followed reports on the outcome of the NWC meeting, which was held earlier this week.
The ANCYL bemoaned the reports saying they were based on information given by a "bitter individual".
The Times and Sowetan newspapers on Thursday quoted unnamed sources, saying that some NWC members raised concerns that they had endorsed suspended ANCYL leader Julius Malema's presidency until 2014.
This was before the recent suspension and therefore the national executive committee had to ratify the decision.
According to the reports, other leaders who supported Malema wanted the NWC to pronounce their support for him but they were defeated, and the matter was referred to the NEC meeting which would be held on Sunday.
The ANC's national disciplinary committee suspended Malema for calling Zuma a dictator. This was a temporary immediate suspension.
The conditions of the suspension prohibit him from exercising any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee.
It was not known if Malema would address the NEC on Sunday. If he did he would be in violation of his suspension conditions.
According to reports on Saturday Malema's lawyers had filed papers with the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeal against his suspension from the party.