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ANCYL calls for donations

The ANC Youth League called on “progressive citizens” and businessman to help it pay its debt.

The ANC Youth League called on “progressive citizens” and businessman to help it pay its debt. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) on Thursday called on "progressive citizens" and South African businesses to help it pay its debt.

The embattled organisation was placed under provisional liquidation by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg last week.

The League owes R70 million in total.

Of that figure, it owes the University of the Free State R17 million.

According to the ANCYL, it is still receiving letters of demands on a daily basis.

But the League is confident it can survive its financial woes.

National Convenor Mzwandile Masina said last week's court judgment was political.

"It can only be a silly judgment from Judge [Tony] Mundell. He's playing into a political space when he's supposed to be administering the laws of the country."

Masina says the ANCYL now wants help.

"We want to call upon good citizens of South Africa to help us, to contribute financially, so that we can rescue the organisation of Nelson Mandela."

The League will return to court in January for an appeal.

The ANCYL is confident it will find the money it needs before then.