Nomination process of new leadership in ANCYL will assist its revival: Nonceba Mhlauli

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ANC Youth League Convener Nonceba Mhlauli says the nomination process of new leadership in the league will assist in its revival.

Mhlauli says the youth has been deprived of selecting leadership for some time.

The executive of the league led by its former president, Collen Maine, was disbanded in 2018.

This was the second dissolution of the structure, with the previous one being when now-EFF leader, Julius Malema, was president in 2012.

During the ANC’s January 8th statement, party President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the year as that of unity and renewal. He emphasised the importance of the youth in this project.

The league’s elective conference was expected to be held this month.

Mhlauli says the process is important for revitalising the Youth League.

“It’s quite an exciting period in the life of the organisation because young people have not been afforded the opportunity to choose their own leadership for a very long time now, and the process that we are in right now – social media is abuzz, different people are saying different things. It’s quite exciting. It’s good for the renewal of the Youth League to have young people engaged on who they think ought to take the rebuilding and the revival project of the Youth League forward post the National Conference of the ANC Youth League.”