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Johannesburg - Attacks on the ANC Youth League national task team (NTT) have escalated, with former Limpopo provincial youth leader Kabila Malatjie now calling for its disbanding.
In an open letter seen by The Star, the former treasurer of the Limpopo ANCYL provincial executive committee accused the NTT of “wrecking and demolishing” the ANCYL’s integrity.
“The ANCYL is gradually reduced to an angry organisation as the hatred and anger of some people is highly held and demonstrated in cheerleader enthusiasm,” said the former ally of ousted ANCYL leader Julius Malema.
He said task team leaders were failing to rebuild league branches as mandated by the ANC national executive committee (NEC).
“All these problems were created by the same ANC NEC for appointing the (ANCYL) NTT without specific terms of reference and life expectancy,” said Malatjie.
He scolded the task team’s national convener, Mzwandile Masina, saying he was trying to rewrite history by not openly acknowledging Malema as former league leader.
“He chose to rewrite the history of the ANCYL, attempting to tell us that comrade Fikile Mbalula was the last president of the league. It’s an insult to us who at Mangaung and Midrand elected Julius Malema as president,” said Malatjie.
Malema was fired from the ANC in February last year.
In a subsequent interview on Wednesday, Malatjie said: “Irrespective of what has happened, you can’t just deliberately ignore the fact that the Malema generation exists.”
He also accused the task team of appointing as interim leaders in Limpopo people he said had previously contested and lost the race to lead the province.
Malatjie cited provincial co-ordinator Musa Chabane, who lost the leadership contest at the chaotic Makhado conference that elected Malema’s allies in 2010.
“In the regional structures they have simply appointed girlfriends and concubines.”
Malatjie joins a disillusioned group of former league leaders, including Malema’s former deputy Andile Lungisa, who accuse the task team of having lost direction.
In his letter, Malatjie accuses Masina of denying that the nationalisation of mines resolution was adopted by the league’s 2011 conference in Midrand.
The controversial policy was later rejected by the ANC national conference in Mangaung last year.