ANCYL congress update

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The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) consultative congress at the University of Johannesburg’s Soweto campus is in total lock down mode, with stringent security measures in place to prevent mayhem by disgruntled members, as tensions over the ANC national executive committee (NEC) decision to cancel the elective congress are expected to escalate.

This after theĀ  ANC’s NEC on Monday night surprised many when it announced that the elective congress has been replaced by the consultative congress.

About 3000 delegates have started arriving at the university to discuss policy matters.

The elaborate security measures come in the face of defiance by some ANCLY leaders against the decision by theĀ  NEC led by President Jacob Zuma.

Some Youth League leaders have vowed the that the election congress will go ahead – a move clearly indicating that the Youth League is defying its mother body, the ANC.

The security and police presence is palpable throughout the venue, with no one being allowed to enter the premises without an accreditation tag. This applies to everyone, including people who have to access the premises for reasons other than the conference.

Zuma is expected to deliver a keynote address at the congress later.

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