The ANC Youth League Is Dead. Can It Ever Revive?

- | 4 months ago

Recent events at Luthuli House, the headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC), have highlighted that the ANC Youth League remains completely lost and rudderless.

This is not only a severe indictment against the league’s leadership after Julius Malema, but may point to the reason why youth continue to enjoy such muted influence in the ruling party. Last week, a small group of ANC Youth League members, reportedly from KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and Limpopo, campaigned outside Luthuli House, calling for the mother body to disband the league’s leadership structure, and for a new conference to be called.

This is no small thing, and goes back to the manner in which the ANC expelled the former ANCYL president Julius Malema and his cohort in 2012.

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