JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) on Monday called for all its structures to use the upcoming national congress to renew the faltering party, and also promised that no structure should be dissolved or its forces on the eve of the Congress will be taken away. .
This while the ANCYL announced that it will hold its 26th National Congress to elect new leadership from October 18-21 at Nasrec Expo Center in Johannesburg. The term of office of the current harvest of ANCYL leaders ends in September.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANCYL held a meeting this weekend to assess the preparations for the 26th national conference and received a report from the preparatory meeting of the congress and a report on the state of preparedness.
ANCYL spokesperson Mlondi Mkhize said that the reports presented to the NEC included details on the verification of membership, and the NEC accepted this report, with the exception of membership data from KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.
"After meeting the challenges of membership data in these two provinces, the NEC decided that a team led by ANC auditors would visit these provinces to solve the challenges and implement a new process of membership verification and audit," Mkhize said. .
The NEC also decided that on the eve of this upcoming national conference no structure would be dissolved or deprived of its powers, because this could be a political intervention designed to achieve certain political objectives. "
Mkhize said that the NEC has also decided that nominating branch general meetings (BGMs) can take place from Tuesday after receiving a signed BGM package from the national office.
"We are confident that BGMs that prepare for the national Congress will run smoothly without violence, use money to influence political views of comrades, intimidate comrades, especially toxic ANC leaders, and undermine organizational processes of employees to background music groups, "he said. .
Mkhize also said that the NEC has decided to support regional management committees (RECs) or regional task forces (RTTs) in Gauteng, Limpopo, North-West and the Eastern Cape in carrying out BGMs, where the REC & # 39; s and RTT & # 39; s have all rights and obligations to preside these BGMs.
ANCYL treasurer general Reggie Nkabinde and KwaZulu-Natal ANCYL provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabela are expected to fight it out after throwing their names in the hat for the position of the ANCYL president.
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African news agency (ANA)