WATCH: Mpumalanga ANCYL leader speaks land grabs, Mpumalanga ANC succession race

He addressed crowds who came to a Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at the eMalahleni town hall over the weekend.

Mpumalanga ANCYL chairman Tim Mashele wants all the land returned to the majority of black South Africans and says as the league they are not going to ask permission from anybody to do this.

He said in supporting Mandla Ndlovu to take over as the new chair of Mpumalanga ANC they are not going to be “apologetic” about returning land and want Ndlovu to pay their bail when they are arrested during the time when land is being returned, possibly violently.

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‘40% means 10 of 25 ANC REC members are young’

The battle to insert young people in the ANC is on.

The 40% that is widely talked about means a lot of things. Among others it also means that the ANC in the Mpumalanga regions must elect 10 young people to form part of the 25-member ANC regional executive committee.

This is called ‘40% inclusion of young people’.

The league in the Gert Sibande region is the one that first led the charge, telling regional mother-body leaders that 40% of 25 is 10.

Regional spokesman Thulasizwe Thomo said they want “10 politically matured current and former ANCYL members to be included as ANC REC members”.

But the league in the Nkangala region seems to be having a different view on the issue of having ten young people in the REC.

“Gert Sibande and Nkangala political dynamics aren’t the same,” regional leader Mduduzi Nkosi said.

“We are in a region that’s got a cream of leadership,” he said.

“[The] Main important part of our regional conference is unity and national policy position as a region,” he said, adding that there will be young people in the REC but not a specific number.

“We don’t discuss names but focus on unity and national policy conference then making sure that Mpumalanga is in the top 6 and our preferred comrade is DD Mabuza,” he said.

The league in the Bohlabela region wants provincial leader Tim Mashele to form part of the ANC REC in the region while ex-deputy president Ronald Lamola may emerge as member of the ANC provincial executive committee when leader David Mabuza leaves and a special congress is convened.

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“We are saying the generational mix will prevail,” league spokesman Nhlamulo Mayindi said.

He said Makhosazana Masilela, who they want to return for yet another term as mother-body regional deputy secretary, is a young person.

“And in additional we want the current and former ANCYL leaders, Charmaine Masinga, Amos Skhosana, Mzwake Mbuzili, Cynthia Maphanga, Zodwa Godi, Thulani Morepe and Bunu Malandule.

Ehlanzeni ANCYL secretary Pholoso Mbatsane was not available for comment at the time of going to publish.

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Bohlabela ANCYL wants Tim Mashele to form part of ANC REC

The date of 10 June 2017 has been announced as the date of the congress in the region.

The ANCYL in the Bohlabela region wants provincial leader Tim Mashele to serve as a member of the ANC regional executive committee in the region.

They also want Ruth Rakganya to take over from Steve Maunye as the deputy chairwoman of the ANC in the region.

ANC Bohlabela announced this coming Friday and Saturday as the dates set for the regional elective congress.

Regional leader Gillion Mashego, secretary Follas Sibuyi and Sibuyi’s deputy, Makhosazana Masilela, as well as treasurer Sidney Sibuyi will retain their posts.

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This was cemented by provincial leader David Mabuza who said contestation kills the ANC, therefore regions should reach agreements on returning certain leaders to key positions.

ANCYL regional secretary Nhlamulo Mayindi said they want Mashele to “champion interests of young people in the ANC”.

“You know that the ANCYL is a preparatory school of the ANC. There’s always a time when ANCYL leaders must go to the ANC,” he said.

Mashele was elected the provincial leader of the ANCYL in the Mpumalanga province in July 2016 and is deputised by Gert Sibande’s Trevor Nkosi.

eHlanzeni’s Pholoso Mbatsane is the provincial secretary while Nkangala’s Sonto Mnguni and Sam Masango is the deputy secretary and treasurer respectively.

Bohlabela ANCYL wants Tim Mashele to form part of ANC REC

The league also want Charmaine Masina, Amos Skhosana, Mwake Mbuzili, Cynthia Maphanga, Zodwa Godi, Thulani Morepe as well as Bunu Malandule in the ANC REC.

“We further say that under the leadership of Gillion Mashego and Follas Sibuyi we are led,” Mayindi said.

“Therefore we are saying without hesitation that this coming weekend of 10 June comrade Gillion will close the conference but it would be after comrade Follas has read the declaration,” he said.

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