Money woes holding up ANC Youth League's elective conference
DURBAN - ANC Youth League Secretary-General Njabulo Nzuza has blamed financial woes on its failure to hold its elective conference on time.
The league’s conference was due last month, but Nzuza said there was no money as the league was paying debts to avoid liquidation.
Nzuza said the troubles led to his office being unable to distribute packages, which branch general meetings (BGMs) use to nominate candidates and delegates for the conference. “The debts affected the working of the ANCYL, but we have since paid the amount that was due, and we are resolving issues. That is why we have now sent through BGM packs to provinces,” he said. EThekwini regional spokesperson Thulisa Ndlela said Nzuza has delayed the packages despite “the ANCYL guidelines stipulating the date for the release of the packages”. “The date for the release of the packages has come and gone without valid reasons. As eThekwini, we were supposed to start on July 8.” ANCYL Chairperson in KwaZuluNatal Kwazi Mshengu said Nzuza’s office was struggling with producing the packages “as you know that there are many branches across the country”. “We had to accept the explanation although we are disappointed because, in our view, we were ready from July to hold BGMs,” said Mshengu.
Some regional leaders accused Nzuza of deliberately delaying BGMs in fear that his preferred presidential candidate Reggie Nkabinde, league Treasurer-General, might lose to his opponent Thanduxolo Sabelo, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Secretary.