By Thys Khiba
Johannesburg – The African National Congress Youth League has admitted via their statement, that rebuilding of their organisation is not going to be an overnight process after their weekend meeting.
“The rebuilding process must be participatory and youth from all sectors and constituencies must be central to the process,” said ANCYL NYTT Spokesperson Sizophila Mkhize.
The ANC Youth League has appointed former spokesperson for the ANCYL, Mlondolozi Mkhize as their national organiser as they commit to develop a comprehensive program of action.
Meanwhile, the former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Thuthukile Zuma has been appointed as the national fundraiser, while Sizophila Mkhize will remain the national spokesperson.
The NYTT says it will spend the next few weeks assessing the state of their organisation including financial and legal standings, as part of its functionality and going into the national elective conference. At least ten members were elected to serve as members of the National Working Task Team, namely Precious Banda, Tsileng Sobuthongo, Anele Matuntuta, Lesego Makhubela, Xolani Mgxotheni, Sebang Mahlabi, Gumani Mukwevho, Fasiha Hassan, Pinky Mbele, and Eugene Manana.
Furthermore, the ANCYL has made a promised to work hard in campaigning for the African National Congress in the next local elections. They have indicated that the ANC must work to ensure that services and economic opportunities reach their people. “The times of door to door where our volunteers have no answers to the economic plight of young people is over,” said Mkhize.
“…a comprehensive program of action that will actualize ANCYL 7 cardinal pillars and the clarion call of economic freedom in our lifetime,” said ANCYL NYTT Spokesperson Sizophila Mkhize.
The ANCYL went on to comment on the issue of Free education, by saying that it commends the ANC government for intervening on the NSFAS crisis as ‘perpetuated by the department of Higher education and training.’
“…the NYTT resolved that its next NYTT meeting it will engage Minister Nzimande to get a sense of the challenges faced and assist him in providing progressive solutions on the matter.”
The ANCYL says that the ANC deployed leaders should stop hiding behind English and work in order to ensure that young people are educated.