Report: Reggie Nkabinde wanted Thanduxolo Sabelo as SG

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FACTION: Provincial secretary Pholoso Mbatsane and national treasurer Reggie Nkabinde during the ANCYL's 74th birthday celebration at the Sydney Choma community hall. PICTURE BY 013NEWS/ZK.

The league is preparing for a 26th national elective conference.

ANCYL presidential contender Reggie Nkabinde wanted KZN secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo to be the secretary general in his slate, he told a national daily newspaper.

Nkabinde, who wants to be Collen Maine’s successor when the league holds a national congress soon, told Sowetan that he tried on more than two occasions to convince Sabelo to come be the national secretary on his slate but seemingly Sabelo didn’t want to.

Sabelo is being endorsed by all the regions in his home province of KZN for the position of President.

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Sabelo wants ANCYL NEC member Ndumiso Mokako as the secretary general while the Nkabinde camp wants Mpumalanga secretary Pholoso Mbatsane as the SG.

“The first person I had a meeting with is Thanduxolo and we have met more than twice,” the politician-businessman told journalist Neo Goba at the Palazzo Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg Monday afternoon (15 Oct) this week.

He said Sabelo “has vehemently rejected a slate that was proposed by people in the youth league who have tried to mediate [between] us”.

“We had a discussion that proposed that I must be President and Thanduxolo be SG which is something he said he would think about”.

“He would agree in the meeting but then I later started seeing his campaign,” Nkabinde said.

Unlike KZN, the Mpumalanga province is divided on Mbatsane and Mokako who both come from the province.

Mokako is being favoured by his home region of Gert Sibande and Mbatsane by eHlanzeni – with Bohlabela and Nkangala divided on the two.

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Nkabinde, the flamboyant owner of Mabala Noise record label, added that in those meetings Sabelo proposed that ANCYL national spokesman Mlondi Mkhize should become the league’s national chairman  – a position which does not currently exist in the league.

“He said to me, ‘we are introducing a discussion of a sixth position for the youth league’,” said Nkabinde.

(edited by ZK)

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