ANCYL Gauteng PEC backs Mabe for president

2015-08-26 22:27
Pule Mabe. (Picture: City Press)

Pule Mabe. (Picture: City Press)

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Johannesburg - The ANCYL Gauteng provincial executive committee (PEC) has unanimously decided to back ANC MP Pule Mabe for the position of president.

"The PEC of Gauteng has just concluded now and with regards to the presidential candidate, they have decided to continue supporting comrade Pule Mabe as we go to the PGC [provincial general council] on Sunday," provincial secretary Bones Modise told News24 on Wednesday night.

They did not mention any other name except that of Mabe. "So the formal nomination, when it's done on Sunday, the first name which is already on the list is that of Pule Mabe."

Mabe was the ANCYL's treasurer general during the time that Julius Malema was president.

The ANCYL's leadership structures were disbanded in 2013.

The long-awaited congress to elect new leaders was set to take place last year December, but at the last minute was changed to a consultative congress.

At the time, Mabe had the backing of Gauteng.

Modise said the resolution to back the former ANCYL treasurer stood.

There were some in the ANCYL who said Gauteng would possibly shift its support to Tshwane regional chairperson Lesego Makhubela for the position.

However, Modise said it was resolute in its decision to nominate Mabe.

The ANCYL elective congress will take place from September 4 to 6 at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg.

ANCYL provinces are expected to hold their PGCs this weekend where formal nominations for leadership positions will be made.

Some provincial PECs have already pronounced on their preferred candidates.

KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Thami Ngubane said the provinces PEC had decided to back North West chairperson Collen Maine for president.

The KwaZulu-Natal PGC is also expected to be held on Sunday

The North West PEC has also backed Maine.

The province had set up a team, led by North West secretary Sipho Dial, to lobby for Maine in other structures of the organisation around the country.

The North West is expected to hold its PGC on Saturday.

It was understood that other possible candidates to be nominated for ANCYL president were former deputy president Ronald Lamola and Makhubela.

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