KZN ANCYL seeks ANC intervention

2011-09-29 12:59

The ANC has been asked to intervene in a standoff between the suspended ANC Youth League’s (ANCYL) KwaZulu-Natal executive committee and its national leadership.

“We have written to the ANC national executive committee for necessary intervention and action,” ANCYL KwaZulu-Natal chairman Mthandeni Dlungwane told reporters in Durban today.

The league’s national leaders decided this week to strip the provincial executive of its power.

General secretary Sindiso Magaqa said the decision was made because of “serious divisions with the provincial executive”.

Dlungwane said members of the suspended committee decided at a meeting yesterday to refer the issue to the ANC’s national executive.

“We have written to the national executive, through the ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe, requesting its intervention, and we have made the provincial ANC leadership aware of the move.”

Dlungwane said the committee was disappointed at how the ANCYL’s national leadership had handled the matter.

He argued that procedure had not been followed and that the ANCYL’s national working committee did not have the power to disband structures.

Dlungwane and most provincial executive committee members believed the decision to disband was made after they refused to support ANCYL president Julius Malema during his recent appearance before an ANC disciplinary hearing.

They also claimed the ANCYL leadership did not want them because they wanted President Jacob Zuma to be re-elected for a second term next year.

Dlungwane said most of the league in the province’s regions was fully behind the suspended provincial executive committee.

Some of them were represented at today’s news briefing.

“We are against what has happened. We still recognise this provincial executive. We will die when this provincial structure dies,” said Jomo Sibiya, chairman of the ANCYL’s eThekwini region, the biggest ANCYL region in the country.

Mthandeni Ngcobo, who chairs the lower south coast region, said his region also opposed the suspension of the KwaZulu-Natal structure. 

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.