The league says they don’t see Ndumiso Mokako in the picture ahead of national congress and were having “some discussions” with Reggie Nkabinde to replace Collen Maine “but there are still room for other engagements”.
Nkangala ANCYL secretary Thabang Mathebula says he is longing for that time to meet and discuss with provincial deputy leader Trevor Nkosi ahead of a provincial league congress.
Mathebula, endorsed by his own region to take the reigns as Mpumalanga ANCYL chairman, says they are willing to be lobbied as Nkangala for the hot seat and that will happen “in the interest of ANCYL”.
He spoke to the 013NEWS reporter this week after a regional executive committee meeting that resolved he must go contest Nkosi, who is endorsed by the Gert Sibande ANCYL to become the provincial chairman once and for all.
“Trevor is my brother,” Mathebula said over the phone.
“There is no bad blood between myself and him. We are brothers. We are comrades. We are still to get that chance and discuss what is best for Mpumalanga. We will. Very soon,” Mathebula said.
“Like I’m saying we are opened for discussions with the other regions,” he said.
Mathebula became the secretary of the Nkangala ANCYL during a May 2018 conference.
His region also wants provincial secretary Pholoso Mbatsane to retain the post and become the national secretary on a slate that wants national treasurer Reggie Nkabinde to be the President.
“We are currently having discussions with Reggie Nkabinde but even on it we are opened for talks for the interest of the ANCYL but we are seeing the race being between Thanduxolo Sabela and Reggie Nkabinde,” Mathebula said.
He said they will not support Ndumiso Mokako, the league’s NEC member who also wants to be the President.
“We will support Pholoso Mbatsane to be the SG,” he said.
Sabela, who is the KZN ANCYL secretary, is favoured by all 11 regions in his home province to be the President.
(edited by ZK)
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