YCL leadership in KZN disbanded
18 Feb 2013
THE provincial interim leadership of the Young Communist League (YCL) in KwaZulu-Natal has been disbanded after it was found that it no longer worked together as a collective.
The disbandment came after the national leaders had received reports that the interim provincial leadership core was in a state of disarray.
A party insider said national working committee (NWC) members led by national chairperson Bhuti Manamela visited the province to communicate the decision in Durban about two weeks ago at a meeting attended by leaders from the province and 16 districts.
“We had a crisis of provincial leaders who were not working as a collective,” said the source.
The source said the interim provincial leadership had been failing to hold meetings and some of its leaders did organisational work alone without involving the others.
National deputy chairperson Mawethu Rune confirmed the disbandment, saying it was not something new, but refused to elaborate, owing to the centralisation of communication in the YCL.
Khetha Dlamini, who was spokesperson for KZN YCL, confirmed yesterday that the provincial structure was disbanded.
He said the decision had been taken by the NWC late last year, but was communicated only recently to the provincial interim leadership.
“We were appointed in January 2011. We were almost two years in office, but there was no progress being made. There were certain individuals who were privatising information of the organisation.”
He said the interim leadership welcomed the disbandment.
“We support the decision taken. It was in the best interests of the organisation.”
Dlamini said the national leadership was expected to announce another interim leadership to take the province to an elective provincial congress.
The Witness understands that YCL districts were expected to hold elective congresses in April and then a provincial congress in May.