ANCYL loses on 'generational mix'
The ANC Youth League’s call to have a "generational mix" in the ANC’s top leadership has been rejected by the ruling party’s national general council in Durban.
Ahead of the five-day NGC meeting the youth league demanded that the ANC adopt a “generational mix of leadership” as policy.
They also pushed for delegates at the party’s mid-term review meeting to make a decision on lobbying for deputy minister of police Fikile Mbalula to take ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe’s place in the run-up to 2012.
But in its statement on Organisational Renewal and Leadership Selection this afternoon, the ANC poured cold water on one of the youth league’s key proposals.
Delegates at the NGC agreed that the principle of generational mix in the composition of leadership has long been the practice in the ANC and therefore not a new thing.
“What is important is to ensure that individual cadres are assessed in relation to what contribution they will make instead of representing a generation: everybody has to pass through the eye of the needle,” the ANC said in a statement.