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ANCYL to discuss way forward

The ANC Youth League's NEC is meeting for the first time post-Mangaung.

The ANC Youth League's NEC is meeting for the first time post-Mangaung.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League's National Executive Committee (NEC) is expected to discuss how to ensure it is not closed down by the ANC when it meets on Saturday.

In December, the ANC in Mpumalanga called for the disbandment of the league's NEC.

They cited the conduct and behaviour of the NEC in the recent past.

Some party members were opposed to the proposal.

It is the first meeting of the league's NEC since its failed campaign to replace President Jacob Zuma at the ANC's Mangaung conference.

The league, Gauteng province, Limpopo and Malema wanted Kgalema Motlanthe as ANC president.

Earlier this week, the ANC's top officials met with youth league leaders and it appears they read them the Riot Act.

Now the league has to scramble to convince the ANC, it will not work against the organisation.

This means its NEC has to now decide when and how it will formally elect a new leader to replace Julius Malema.

Malema was expelled from the ruling party in April after he was found guilty of sowing divisions within the party.

However, there are big divisions in the league with some people wanting to continue to support Malema while others want to take over the organisation themselves.

Earlier this week, the Limpopo ANC lashed out at Malema saying he thought he was bigger than the party.

It labelled Malema as a propagandist after saying he had no confidence in Zuma's leadership.

This is a huge blow Malema as Limpopo is his hometown and they stood by him before the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung.

Recently, he admitted some of his friends from the ANC had turned on him.

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