The ANCYL must rise again to lead the political and moral regeneration of the ANC

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A troubling question has arisen recently about the role of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) as a credible instrument of sociopolitical liberation in the hands of young people, particularly because of the fragmentation within both the mother organisation and the youth league, caused by the factional knives in the congress movement.

Perhaps, as a point of departure, we need to interrogate the circumstances surrounding the league’s demise, starting with the fact that senior comrades of the ANC have arrogated to themselves ownership of the congress league of young people, and further invested in themselves the authority to command the organisational and political trajectory of that league, thus denying the youth the privilege of an independent political destiny.

Read: January 8 statement: The ANCYL calls on Ramaphosa to focus on the youth in his address

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