Another task team for Limpopo ANCYL

2015-08-05 16:11
ANC Youth League. (Supplied)

ANC Youth League. (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - A provincial task team (PTT) has been appointed to lead the ANC Youth League in Limpopo after it was disbanded last month.

The national task team (NTT) met with the provincial working committee (PWC) of the ANC in Limpopo on Tuesday, where the PTT was introduced, national co-ordinator Nathi Mthethwa said in a statement.

"Among the issues considered by the meeting was an emerging and worrying trend of comrades within the organisation resorting to the courts to resolve internal disputes.

"Members of the organisation are strongly discouraged from engaging in such action; particularly where the internal dispute resolution mechanisms of the organisation have not been exhausted."

New leaders for the ANCYL in Limpopo were elected a little more than two months ago, however the High Court in Pretoria in June ruled that the elective congress was null and void and had to be held again.

This comes a month before the ANC is set to hold its elective congress.

The ANCYL was disbanded in 2013, replacing the national leadership and provincial leaderships with task teams.

National congress

It was not clear if the appointment of a PTT in Limpopo would mean further delays for the national elective congress.

All provinces were to elect new leaders in the province before the national congress.

The national congress was meant to be held in December last year, but at the last minute it was changed to a consultative congress which upset some ANCYL members at the time.

The conference was then set to be held in June and was again postponed.

At the time, Mthethwa said the conference had to be delayed because not all branches had held branch general meetings.

However, some ANCYL members alleged that there was a delay because some ANC leaders were trying to impose their choice for league president. Mthethwa denied this.

Discipline in the youth league

In the statement on Wednesday, Mthethwa said during the meeting between the NTT, PWC and new PTT they spoke about discipline in the youth league.

"The meeting further expressed itself strongly against behaviour where members of the organisation confuse militancy with anarchy and radicalism, with vulgarity.

"It is our considered view that revolutionary discipline entails raising one’s point of view with no fear or favour, with respect and within the formal structures of the organisation; respecting firstly the African National Congress itself," he said.

The ANC in the province would work with the youth league, he said.

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