ANCYL looks to mother body for help

The ANC Youth League’s interim leadership said it is up to the ANC to help it settle its debt.

CAPE TOWN - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL)'s interim leadership on Monday said it is up to the ANC to help it settle its debt.

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg on Friday provisionally liquidated the League as it owes R15 million.

The unsettled payments date back to a 2008 conference where expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema was elected.

National task team spokesperson Bandile Masuku told the Midday Report they were studying the judgment.

"Our legal representatives are studying the implications so that we can make a proper assessment on the matter."

He said they were relying on the ANC for financial support.

Masuku added the ANCYL remained relevant and active.

"We exist in all the provinces. We had a rally in the Western Cape on Saturday and we had another rally in Venda on Sunday. We have structures and we are moving in terms of building the structures of the youth league."

The affairs of the ANCYL will from now on be put in the hands of the Master of the High Court.

The ANCYL's interim leadership is no longer in a position to take any decisions until the final order on 27 January.