Youth league, ANC lock horns over congress decision

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - LEBOGANG SEALE

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.

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