Rebel youth leaders face 'wrath of ANC' - Mbalula

2015-09-04 12:13
Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula. (Amanda Khoza, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg – A group of North West African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) members, who brought an urgent application to prevent the ANCYL congress from going ahead, could be expelled from the ANC for bringing the party into disrepute, a senior official said on Thursday.

“They knew as they took the decision to go to court they will face the wrath of the party," national task team convener Fikile Mbalula said ahead of the start of the congress.

"They knew they could be disciplined and could fall in the spheres of suspension in the organisation, the outcome of that decision could even lead to expulsion from the party,” said Mbalula.

He said the group took a risk by challenging the national task team.

“They undermined the party and brought the ANC into disrepute. They will face the wrath of the party, because what they did is an act that will never go unnoticed. We will attend to it."

On Friday, the group turned to the North Gauteng High Court in a bid to prevent the congress from going ahead. The group alleged there were unresolved disputes relating to the exclusion of delegates.

Judge Moses Mavundla ruled the matter was not urgent and dismissed it with costs.

The applicants, including Thabo Molamu, Mbuyiselo Booi, Gonste Maruping and Papa Jood, were represented by Advocate Herman Waldick in the case against the first respondent, the ANCYL national task team and second respondent, the North West provincial executive committee.

Read more on:    ancyl  |  fikile mbalula  |  johannesburg  |  politics

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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X 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

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
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.