The request was made on Sunday afternoon by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial secretary of the league, Thanduxolo Sabelo. He was speaking during a presentation of resolutions to the league’s national leadership at its national conference held at the Gallagher Estate conference centre in Midrand.
He said the EFF stole the “economic freedom in our lifetime” programme from the league. “Our programme has been hijacked,” Sabelo said.
“In fact, I still have a T-shirt here which is written ‘Economic Freedom Fighter’. I am saying the NEC (National Executive Committee of the league) must look at all legal avenues to consider taking that fight. The reality of the matter is that in university terms, it is called plagiarism. So, the NEC must consider taking that legal route.”
North West MEC for Local Government and Human Settlements Collen Maine was elected new president of the league at the conference, which started on Friday.
The position of deputy president went to ANCYL Mpumalanga chairperson Desmond Moela. KwaZulu-Natal regional secretary Njabulo Nzuza become the sectretary-general, while Thandi Moraka from Limpopo got the nod to become deputy secretary-general.
The position of treasurer-general went to Reggie Nkabinde, an ANCYL leader from Gauteng.
The three-day gathering was expected to end later on Sunday.