The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has appealed to the ruling party to revoke its decision to expel Julius Malema and to suspend secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu on Monday threatening to challenge the decision until the national conference. The league’s national executive committee (NEC) told reporters that if the ANC doesn’t go back on its decision, the league will not stop fighting.
The ANCYL NEC said “if they do not reinstate them, we will not stop trying. We will continue using all our available internal mechanisms. We will continue to challenge the outcomes internally in the ANC until the national conference in December”.
Deputy secretary-general Kenetswe Mosenogi said Malema, Magaqa and Shivambu were punished for politics and representing the views of the league.
The NEC believes that the ruling party had undermined the autonomy of the league when it expelled Malema.
“The observations made by the NDCA (national disciplinary committee of appeals) undermine the autonomy of the ANCYL,” said Mosenogi.
The NEC confirmed that the league has Pule Mabe removed from his position as treasurer-general.
“The NEC had lost confidence in the treasurer-general. As such, the NEC resolved to release the Pule Mabe from his duties with immediate effect”.
The league said would hold a national council meeting soon to give reasons for removing Mabe from his position.