ANCYL team to rebuild weak structures

2013-04-30 20:24

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Johannesburg - Members of the ANC Youth League’s national task team (NTT) will visit the organisation's structures around the country to determine how it should be rebuilt, it said on Tuesday.

"The NTT accepts that the responsibility of building quality branches will not be easy," NTT convenor Mzwandile Masina told journalists in Johannesburg.

"The NTT will be visiting the various provinces to engage provincial leadership and general membership to appraise itself of... challenges."

Once the structures had been assessed, the NTT would audit, verify, and convene relevant congresses, including a national congress.

Masina said the NTT had a strategy to rebuild "weak" branches or provinces.

"We must say that no provinces are going to be disbanded. We are not going to have a one size fits all strategy for provinces."

It was uncertain when the NTT would conclude its work.

"Whether we are here before or after the [national] election, only time will tell."

Loyalty to NTT

Co-ordinator Magasela Mzobe said all the ANCYL provincial chairs and secretaries had pledged loyalty to the NTT at a meeting on 28 April, and none still sided with expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema.

"All nine provinces pledged loyalty without provocation," he said. "All members are pro-youth league rather than pro-Malema."

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe announced the 22 member NTT in April.

The ANC's national executive committee (NEC) disbanded the ANCYL's national leadership in March.

Mantashe said the NTT would be tasked with rebuilding the youth league structures.

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