ANCYL expects to be disbanded after Manguang
The ANCYL says it is an ‘open secret’ that it might be disbanded after the conference.
JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) is expecting to be disbanded after the ruling party's elective conference in Mangaung next week.
This after the League refused to accept the expulsion of leader Julius Malema, saying he was targeted by senior ANC leaders.
ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu were also kicked out of the organisation earlier this year.
This after the ANC's National Disciplinary Committee of Appeals upheld a sentence that found the three men guilty of sowing division and bringing the party into disrepute.
The Young Lions now fear they might be weakened further after the conference.
ANCYL spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said, "I think it is an open secret that those who are opposed to our views, particularly for economic freedom and the nationalisation of mines, want this particular structure to be disbanded."
The League nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to take over the ANC's top job from President Jacob Zuma.
The conference will start on Sunday at the University of the Free State.