ANC, youth league working on weaknesses

The ANC and the ANC Youth League will look at working on the weaknesses within the party’s youth wing.

“The ANC is helping the youth league to deal with its weaknesses, but at the same time consolidate the strength of the youth league going forward,” said Youth League national executive committee (NEC) member Thabo Kupa.

The ANC’s top leadership and the youth league met in Johannesburg yesterday.

“The meeting will reconvene in three weeks. It is an ongoing engagement,” said Kupa.

He would not go into detail about what was discussed at the meeting and said it was an internal matter.

“There is a discussion on a variety of issues,” he said.

Delegates at the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung last month resolved that the incoming NEC should meet with the youth league to sort out issues between the two.

In his organisational report at the conference, ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the youth league was acting in a similar manner to forces that were against the party.

It was also expected that they would discuss the youth league’s lack of a permanent leader following the expulsion of its president, Julius Malema, last year.

Deputy president Ronald Lamola has led the youth league since then.

Malema sent the ANC conference a letter asking to be reinstated, but at the time, Mantashe said it had been received too late and that the programme had already been adopted.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
As a child or as an adult, have you ever been a victim of bullying?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, at school
53% - 409 votes
Yes, at work
16% - 124 votes
No, I've never experienced this
31% - 245 votes
Vote
USD/ZAR
14.31
(0.0)
GBP/ZAR
19.81
(0.0)
EUR/ZAR
17.15
(0.0)
AUD/ZAR
11.07
(0.0)
JPY/ZAR
0.13
(0.0)
Gold
1,776.67
(0.0)
Silver
25.97
(0.0)
Platinum
1,203.79
(0.0)
Brent Crude
66.77
(-0.3)
Palladium
2,781.00
(0.0)
All Share
68,699
(+1.3)
Top 40
62,898
(+1.3)
Financial 15
12,446
(+0.8)
Industrial 25
89,364
(+0.8)
Resource 10
70,350
(+2.2)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo