Apr 10, 2021

Ramaphosa’s Close Ally To Lead ANC Youth League Revival

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Some of the members of the task team include former South Africa’s president, Mr Jacob Zuma’s daughter Thutu Zuma, and fees must fall leader Fasiah Hassan.

FILE PHOTO: ANC National Youth Task Team convener, Ms Nonceba Mhlauli during the media briefing at Luthuli House on Thursday afternoon. PICTURE: MyANC/Facebook

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JOHANNESBURG: The party disbanded the structure in 2018 after it failed to elect new leadership, and was mired by internal squabbles.

Among those appointed to run the affairs of the ANCYL is Ms Nonceba Mhlauli, the late Minister in the Presidency, Mr Jackson Mthembu’s spokesperson.

The party disbanded the structure in 2018 after it failed to elect new leadership, internal squabbles also affected its last national task team.

The African National Congress (ANC) has, amidst deep divisions and financial problems, announced the appointment of 35 young people in a bid to resuscitate the once militant ANC Youth League.

The appointments, which were announced by the embattled secretary-general of the ANC, Mr Ace Magashule at a media briefing on Thursday afternoon.

Mr Magashule was joined by the Convener of the NYTT Ms Mhlauli and co-ordinator and former National Youth Development Agency board member, Ms Joy Maimela. 

This followed last week’s national executive committee (NEC) meeting, which agreed on a list of young people who can help prepare the league for its much anticipated elective conference.

WATCH: ANC Secretary-General announcing the ANC National Youth Task Team

The party disbanded the structure in 2018 after it failed to elect new leadership and a group that called themselves ANCYL Crisis Committee wrote to the party asking it to disband the ANC NYTT.

Some of the members of the task team include former South Africa’s president, Mr Jacob Zuma’s daughter Ms Thutu Zuma, and fees must fall leader Fasiah Hassan.

Mr Magashule said the task team would function as a preparatory committee: “Its key task is to strengthen and consolidate existing structures of the Youth League and to build new ones in consultations with structures at various levels.

“It is also charged with the responsibility to roll out a programme of action bringing together young people from different backgrounds,” he added.

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