Limpopo ANCYL holds no grudge

2013-06-11 16:47


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Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League in Limpopo does not hold a grudge against the national task team (NTT) which decided to disband its provincial executive committee (PEC), the outgoing leadership said on Tuesday.

"Our members should emulate us by welcoming the decision, even when they might feel it as prejudice," the PEC said.

"One day reality will feature and it will be the branches that will have [the] upper hand in deciding who gets to be elected where, based on capacity and thorough understanding of the congress movement."

The PEC asked its members to support and respect the provincial task team which would be appointed to run the province in due course.

The PEC would be "vindicated" by organisational processes.

'Drastic measures'

The African National Congress Youth League's NTT announced on Monday it had disbanded four provincial PECs - Limpopo, Free State, North West, and Northern Cape.

This came after the NTT visited the provinces to assess the ANCYL's structures.

NTT convenor Mzwandile Masina told reporters on Monday the ANCYL was in its weakest state since its national executive committee was disbanded earlier this year.

"We have to come to a conclusion that some drastic measures need to be taken," he said.

"A culture of gate-keeping, divisions, patronage, membership manipulation, and institutionalised factionalism has deeply entrenched itself."

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