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On 70th birthday, ANCYL speaks out on education

The league has called on the Dducation Dept to intervene at 2 universities where classes have been disrupted.

The ANC Youth League marks its 70th birthday today. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) marks its 70th birthday today and its Gauteng leadership has called on the Department of Higher Education to intervene at two universities where education has been disrupted.

The league was founded on this day in 1944 and is currently under administration by the mother body following the expulsion of its president Julius Malema in April 2012.

The league in Gauteng recently held its provincial congress where it reaffirmed its opposition on both e-tolling and the suspension of classes at the Vaal University of Technology and the Medical University of South Africa.

Newly elected chairperson of the league Matome Chiloane said the department must intervene at both institutions.

"The behaviour of management at both institutions is backward and the charges against the student leaders must be dropped. We caution institution managers to stay away from using apartheid methods of intimidating students from activism."