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ANCYL response to the outcomes of the National Disciplinary Committee of the ANC

10 November 2011

The ANCYL notes the rulings issued by the National Disciplinary Committee of the ANC today. The ANCYL will therefore convene an urgent National Executive Committee meeting this weekend to consider the implications of the rulings and map out the wayforward.

As disciplined members of the ANC we are duty bound to respect internal organisational processes and our NEC will guide on how to handle the matter from henceforth. The ANCYL has already formally registered its outrauge at the fact that the NDC has meted out sanctions without affording the charged members their fundamental right to present mitigating circumstances.

This is one of the most basic and primary right which is afforded to any person who is charged in any forum. Even the most hardened of crimininals enjoy this basic right. While the ANCYL NEC is still to consider the rulings, this procedural lapse alone is a good ground of appeal.

The ANCYL has never had any illusion that it`s radical call for "Economic Freedom In Our Lifetime" will be smooth and without hurdles.

We continue to support our leadership. The ANCYL leadesrship and entire membership remain unshaken and resolute in its call for the eventual transfer of wealth from minority hands to the majority of our people.

Issued by the ANC Youth League