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ANCYL looks set to remove current NYDA leaders

ANCYL’s president says there are no guarantees that those sitting on the NYDA’s board will finish their terms.

President of the ANCYL addressing delegates. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL)'s newly elected leadership looks set to remove current leaders at the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA).

The City Press is reporting that the ANCYL's new president, Collen Maine, says there are no guarantees that those sitting on the NYDA's board will finish their terms or be redeployed.

The NYDA, with its R400 million budget, is one government agency where the ANC has placed most of its youth members.

The ANCYL's leadership decides who sits on the board and its executives, although normal recruitment processes are followed.

Delegates have now sited a review of the agency as "urgent".

When its current board was appointed in 2013, its mandate was to rid the agency of Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema's so-called "ghosts", but the tables have now turned, with those who played a role in wiping out Malema, apparently being out of favour.

Their contracts come up for renewal next year.

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