Delegates to discuss ANCYL's future

The future of the ANCYL is expected to be discussed during the Mangaung conference.

ANC delegates queue in Mangaung on 19 December 2012 to vote in new members of the NEC. Picture: Taurai Maduna/EWN.

MANGAUNG - The future of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) is expected to be discussed during a closed session at the party's elective conference in Mangaung on Wednesday.

There have been reports that the ruling party will propose the disbandment of the League.

Eyewitness News understands the ANCYL is first item on the agenda.

One delegate said the Youth League faces several challenges which need to be addressed by the plenary.

ANCYL officials say they are ready to defend the organisation against disbandment if it is proposed.

Earlier in December, ANCYL spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said they were expecting to be disbanded after the ruling party's elective conference in Mangaung.

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 in 2012.

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.

Commission heads are also due to present reports on strategy and tactics and organisational renewal late on Wednesday.