The African National Congress (ANC) has released the names of the ANCYL National Youth Task Force. The team was primarily tasked with resuscitating the ANC Youth League – strengthening and consolidating existing Youth League structures and building new ones in consultation with regions and provinces.
The nominations were announced on Thursday, April 08, 2021.
“ANCYL NYTT will serve primarily as the National Congress Preparatory Committee tasked with preparing ANCYL for the conference… It is also charged with the responsibility of developing and rolling out an agenda for action, bringing together young people from different facets as a preparation for the planned elective conference, ”the party said.
Among the appointments to the ANC Youth League task force are Nomceba Mhlauli, currently spokesperson in the presidential ministry, Fasiha Hassan, member of the Gauteng legislature, Joy Maimela and Thuthukile Zuma, the daughter of former President Jacob Zuma.
ANC General Secretary Ace Magashule introduced Mhlauli as the new team leader, while Maimela will be its coordinator.
The leadership of the ANC Youth League was dissolved in 2019 after members launched into protests, claiming the ANCYL NEC was too old and well beyond the age limit required to serve.
ANC determined to rebuild Youth League
The ANC Youth League has long been seen as fertile ground for future ANC leaders. The movement, dubbed the “Young Lions”, has produced a number of political bigwigs within the ruling party, including Fikile Mbalula and Malusi Gigaba.
“The ANC is determined to rebuild the ANCYL and restore its dynamism so that it can continue to fulfill its historic mission. In the 1940s, the ANC was revitalized and became more militant in its actions and articulations. One of the main reasons for this was the influence of the ANC Youth League, whose leadership included giants such as Anton Lembede, its first president, Oliver Tambo, Nelson Mandela and Walter Sisulu, ”he said. added the ANC.
“Today, as we seek to consolidate the achievements of our liberation struggle, the ANC continues to look to its youth so that they can once again play a leading role in the national effort to cope to the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequalities ”
The African National Congress (ANC)
The ANC said its national officials have already met with NYTT leaders and expressed their overall support in their work to rebuild and restore the ANCYL.
ANC Youth League to return, special team appointed
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