The newly-elected ANC Youth League chairperson in the Northern Cape says their priority will be rebuilding the league.
Venus Blenies was elected unopposed during the ninth provincial congress of the youth league this weekend.
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Blenies says they have been campaigning for at least eight years to re-establish the ANCYL.
“The need for the ANCYL to take up space and need for and young people to be represented in such positions is because it’s only the young people who can liberate themselves.”
Blenies – the only woman in the top five – has been tasked with leading the ANC’s youth wing in the province – which is the first to successfully hold its youth league congress in recent years.
Meanwhile, the newly-constituted league has has made a pronouncement that current Youth League Task Team Convenor, Nonceba Mhlauli should be the league’s president come the 26th national congress. The province believes Mhlauli has the skill to re-build the youth league to its former glory.
Rebuilding is a process. It is not an overnight thing. So we need to afford her the opportunity to stake the structure up. The foundation is there. The next person will come in and put the roofing. So we have confidence in the leadership of comrade Nonceba Mhlauli,” said Blenies.