Money woes hold­ing up ANC Youth League's elec­tive con­fer­ence

Observer on Saturday - - News - Po­lit­i­cal Bu­reau

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.

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