The ANC Youth League in the Nkangala region has congratulated the new league leadership in the Mpumalanga province.
In a statement released on Monday, ANCYL regional secretary James Makhwiting said they felt honoured as a Nkangala executive committee by the election of Sonto Mnguni as ANCYL provincial deputy secretary, Sam Masango as provincial treasurer as well as the five members of the provincial executive committee who comes from the region.
“We wish them and the entire PEC collective well in their terms,” Makhwiting said.
The league held its first regional executive meeting since 3 August 2016’s local government elections on Friday last week and Makhwiting said the league touched on a variety of issues.
“The meeting affirmed to give the PEC the necessary support it requires to execute its duties,” Makhwiting added.
The provincial leadership of the ANCYL in Mpumalanga – led by Tim Mashele as league provincial chairman, Pholoso Mbatsane as provincial secretary, Sonto Mnguni as Mbatsane’s deputy and Trevor Nkosi as provincial deputy chairman – was elected in July 2016 and was blamed by alliance partners of the ANC in the province for going into congress while the whole country was preparing for the 3 August 2016 local government elections.
Sam Masango was elected as the provincial treasurer. Both Mnguni, the deputy secretary, and Masango, the treasurer, are from the Nkangala region.
“The meeting congratulated the PEC for convening a successful provincial elective congress and we are pleased that the Nkangala region has sufficient representation in the PEC.”
He said as a region they also discussed recent local government elections performance of the ANC and “agreed that the decline happened as a result of factional politics which found expression in the ANC’s politics in the region.
“In other sub-regions parallel election programme were apparent, particularly in the so called ‘strategic municipalities’, in particular Steve Tshwete.
“Anarchy and manipulation of list and candidate selection processes also contributed and attributed into problems”, he said.
“The meeting called on the Nkangala District Municipality to speedily deal with the establishment of Nkangala Economic Development Agency (NEDA) to unlock the economy of the region and unashamedly, the board should be occupied by young people,” said Makhwiting.
(edited by MLM)
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