| ANCYL task team must be given a chance – NYDA chairperson

- | 5 months ago

While those who have called for the disbandment of the ANC Youth League have expressed their dissatisfaction over the list of leaders tasked by its mother body with resuscitating the league, some have welcomed the task team and put their faith in its ability to produce a leadership that will bring an end to fractures in the ANC.

Sifiso Tso Mtsweni, the current National Youth Development Agency chairperson and member of the disbanded league‘s national executive committee, described calls for the mother body‘s national executive committee (NEC) to review its chosen task team members to lead the league to its 26th national conference as unfair, saying in the history of the league, older comrades have always been selected to assist in putting together a road map toward a national conference. The ANC‘s NEC decided to recall the leadership of the young lions, led by Collen Maine, in July after it failed to hold a national elective conference in September 2018.

They have largely been blamed, by some in the party, of not only being too old to lead the young lions but also of its loss in mass appeal over the years.

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