The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Limpopo has completed regional conferences in all five regions in the province. The conferences were held in preparation for the upcoming provincial league conference on 29-30 April.
All the national structures of the youth league were led by a task team after they were disbanded for failing to hold a national elective conference in 2018. The team tasked with preparing the ANC Youth League’s provincial elective conference in Limpopo says it is ready to rebuild the league.
The team’s leader, Tony Rachoene, says the conference to be held at the end of this month will deliberate on the ANC’s provincial conference to be held in June.
Rachoene says they have started with the pre-registration process for the provincial conference.
“We have concluded all the five regional conferences, we are now in a stage where we are preparing for the provincial conference, which will start from the 29-30th. All systems are in place, we have reached 70% as the province, in order for us to host our provincial conference. As I am speaking from today until Friday there is pre-registration that is happening in all the regions.”
Rachoene says they are putting back the league’s regional and provincial structures to ensure that it becomes stable again. “It is not normal in the politics of the youth league that you can manage to have five successful regional conferences in one weekend, that in a way shows there is a sense of rebuilding process that is in place.”
Support for Stan Mathabatha for a third term
Meanwhile, the newly-elected secretary in Sekhukhune region, Lesedi Mmaphakane, says they have resolved to support Stanley Mathabatha for a third term as a provincial chairperson of the ANC.
“We had our first REC meeting and we zoomed into the leadership contest of the African National Congress in the upcoming Limpopo province congress and we think comrade Stanley Chupu Mathabatha should retain the position of chairperson.”
The Regional Executive Committee of the ANC in Waterberg has resolved that their regional elective conference will be held from the 13th to the 15th of next month.
The conference was postponed last month after the region failed to reach the required number of delegates to hold a conference.
Waterberg is the only region of the ANC that has not yet convened an elective conference in Limpopo.