Malema, Mathale supporters set to tighten grip on Limpopo ANCYL

2012-04-05 13:55

Premier Cassel Mathale and Julius Malema’s supporters look set to tighten their grip on youth politics in Limpopo when the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in the province meet to select new leaders next week.

The league’s conference, which will take place at the Oasis Lodge in Polokwane, is expected to see staunch Mathale and Malema supporters win positions.

Secretary-general Jacob Lebogo, who has already been nominated and has confirmed that he will contest his current position, is expected to walk over his rival, Eddie Maleka, who was recently nominated by the Peter Mokaba regional executive committee.

Treasurer-general Rudzani Ludere is eyeing the provincial chairpersonship – a position which will become vacant because of Frans Moswane’s age.

Kgomotso Malatji, a member of the league’s provincial executive committee, will contest Ludere’s position while Romeo Mogotle, a youth leader in the Sekhukhune region, is gunning for the position of deputy secretary.

Reggie Molokomme from the Waterberg region is expected to take over as deputy chairperson.

Lebogo said about 1 200 delegates would attend the conference which will take place from Friday to Saturday next week.

“It’s all systems go. All branches have been audited.”

The youth league in Limpopo has come out in strong support for Malema and the provincial ANC leadership, led by Mathale.

It has also openly called for Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to replace President Jacob Zuma as the party’s president when the ANC hosts its elective conference in Mangaung later this year.

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