ANCYL task team: the kids aren't all right

Seven of the ANC Youth League's provincial structures and over half of its regions are without elected leaders after the League's national task team met this weekend.

The organisation is "a shadow of its former self" and its national executive committee was disbanded earlier this year.The slogans will stay the same while everything else is set to change.The old Youth League got one thing right: "Economic Freedom in our Lifetime." Briefing media in the foyer of Luthuli House on Monday, the league's national task team continued the theme that made Julius Malema so popular and convinced the ANC it needs to move from the first to the "second phase of the transition" (from political to economic equality).

The task team wants to continue the focus on economic rights and threw in some pro-Palestinian, anti-US and white monopoly capital rhetoric to boot.That's about all the ANCYL got right. According to the task team, youth development is in a "state of disarray" and there is no point in trying to sugar-coat the state of the organisation.After meeting this weekend to consider its assessment on the organisation, the task team found "that the ANCYL is at its weakest state since its unbanning."

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