ANCYL blames ex leaders for money woes

By Drum Digital
09 November 2013

Dishonest former ANC Youth League leaders had milked the organisation dry, its convenor Mzwandile Masina said .

"We know as a matter of fact that the dishonest former leaders who milked the organisation and left it dry have now created other self-enriching schemes in the form of new political parties," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

ANCYL called on businesses and supporters to donate money to help pay its debt.

Masina said the next time the court called on the ANCYL to pay, it should be in a position to do so because of funds raised.

"We want to call upon good citizens of South Africa to help us contribute financially so we can rescue the organisation of [former president] Nelson Mandela.

"It's either we pay or we close shop," Masina said.

This did not mean that the ANCYL was for sale, he said.

"However, the youth league is in crisis financially, hence we call upon progressive... business people who understand the history and importance of the ANCYL to come on board and assist."

Masina said the ANCYL was already paying for debts it could afford, but he did not know if the debt amount would increase, because every week it received letters of demand.

The ANCYL had set up an ad hoc committee consisting of its former presidents, treasurers general and lawyers to help.

They included former ANCYL presidents Malusi Gigaba and Fikile Mbalula, and former treasurers general Ignatius Jacobs and Pule Mabe.

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