We dealt with ANCYL disputes - Gigaba

2015-09-04 11:02
Malusi Gigaba arrives at the ANCYL congress. (Genevieve Quintal, News24)

Malusi Gigaba arrives at the ANCYL congress. (Genevieve Quintal, News24)

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Johannesburg - There have been disputes in the run-up to the ANC Youth League's long-awaited congress but only because all members want to attend, National Task Team member Malusi Gigaba said on Friday.

However, he added that these disputes had been dealt with "credibly".

"Everyone young person wants to be here to contribute their ideas and shape the future of the youth league and of South Africa," Gigaba said ahead of the start of the congress in Midrand.

"We've dealt with the disputes in a very credible way. We have a credible team with high integrity, a long track record in the ANCYL, and they know how things are done."

The run-up to the 25th national congress has been marred by claims of irregular auditing processes and allegations of interference from top structures within the ruling party.

On Thursday, a disgruntled group from the North West tried to obtain an urgent court interdict stopping the congress from going ahead.

The High Court in Pretoria dismissed the application, stating that it was not urgent.

The group alleged that their disputes about branches were not attended to by the NTT.

But Gigaba was adamant that all disputes were dealt with.

"Every province would have had disputes. We have dealt with them. We will continue to deal with those," he added.

Gigaba was positive the adoption of credentials at the congress on Friday would go smoothly and quickly.

More than 3 000 people were expected to attend the congress.

"The national congress will start, it will proceed, it will complete its business on Sunday and the ANC will have a leadership of the ANCYL and hopefully avoid the pitfalls which led to the desolation of the national executive committee of the ANCYL in 2013," he said.

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