KZN ANC says it values ANCYL after protests over youth representation

This after the league held a picket outside the provincial offices demanding to be included in the party PR lists ahead of the upcoming municipal polls.

FILE: Provincial executive committee member Kwazi Mshengu. Picture: @DBE_KZN/Twitter.

DURBAN - The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday said that it did not underestimate the role of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL).

This after the league held a picket outside the provincial offices demanding to be included in the party PR lists ahead of the upcoming municipal polls.

The ANCYL said that their exclusion from the lists was a sign of arrogance and total disregard of their existence in the ANC.

However, the party said that it valued the ANCYL.

Provincial executive committee member Kwazi Mshengu said: "As the ANC, we understand the existence of the ANCYL and the role it plays in the life of the ANC and in society in general."

Mshengu accepted the memorandum on behalf of the party and vowed to pass it on to the provincial secretary’s office.

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