ANC YOUTH LEAGUE STATEMENT ON REPORTS THAT ANC YOUTH LEAGUE PRESIDENT WILL STEP DOWN IN 2011:
01 October 2010
The African National Congress Youth League dismisses reports that ANC Youth League President Julius Malema will step down as President of the ANC Youth League in 2011. We ought to dismiss these reports because wrong messages are being sent to members of the ANC Youth League across the country. In the Press Conference, which happened on the 30th of September 2010, ANC Youth League President responded to a question by a Journalist on the ANC Youth League succession possibilities. In line with organisational traditions and principles, the President responded by saying that a term of office in the ANC YL is three years and that the term he is currently serving as President will end in 2011, where a new National Executive Committee collective will be elected.
The ANC Youth League places it on clear record that ANC Youth League President never said he will not be available for re-election as President of the ANC Youth League. Matters of leadership consideration and availability are decided by branches and structures of the ANC Youth League and in this instance, the following Provinces have already resolved that ANC YL President should be available for re-election in 2011: Northern Cape, Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga, North West, Free State and Eastern Cape. As a matter of principle, ANC Youth League President will never betray the call of branches of the ANC Youth League.
Statement issued by Floyd Shivambu, ANC Youth League spokesperson, October 1 2010
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