The ANCYL is preparing for regional congresses.
The person who will fill Trevor Nkosi’s shoes will be chosen by branches, the league has said.
Branches will have a say, spokesman Thulasizwe Thomo said.
Nkosi, who holds two ANCYL top-5 positions, will relinquish one of them when the league convenes a regional elective congress in few months’ time.
013NEWS heard that the league made mention of preparations for a congress at its regional executive committee lekgotla in Badplaas over the weekend and they want it in September 2017.
But the next leader of the ANCYL in one of Mpumalanga’s biggest regions will have, more than all, to have the blessings of ANC regional leaders that are aligned to Premier David Mabuza, who of late has been positioning himself as the light-house of an ANC that ought to unite if it still wants to be relevant and see the day.
Nkosi was elected the deputy provincial chairman of the Mpumalanga ANCYl in mid-2015 and has also been holding the position of Gert Sibande league regional chairman.
In terms of party rules, a member may not hold a position in the region and province at once.
Thomo said they do not discuss names but branches will decide who becomes the next leader.
“Branches will do that job,” he said.
“We have opened the ANCYL to all people, even those we don’t agree with, so everyone will have that chance,” he said.
(edited by ZK)
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