Youth league, ANC lock horns over congress decision
HE ANC faces the possibility of a revolt from some of its ANCYL delegates outraged by the party’s decision to convert the league’s national conference into a consultative congress.
But some regions have come out in support of the resolution. Those in favour of the decision raised concerns that the conference, which was due to start at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus today, could degenerate into chaos.
TKodwa tried to absolve the ANC from blame when quizzed about the allegations that the mother body was liable for the chaotic state of the league. “I can’t comment about the role of other national executive committee members. The fact is that the youth league derives its consultation from the constitution of the ANCYL and therefore we have a direct interest in the life of the youth league,” he said.
ANC bigwigs were locked in an extended national working committee meeting last night to prevent the conference slipping into chaos.