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Statement of the National Officials of the African National Congress

8 August 2011

The National Officials of the African National Congress, met today to discuss the scheduled meeting with the leadership of the African National Congress Youth League which was planned to take place this morning. After a lengthy discussion it was decided to postpone the meeting with the ANCYL to a later date.

The planned meeting was supposed to be the first meeting between the National Officials of the ANC and the newly elected leadership of the ANCYL for organizational induction. However, due to recent developments characterized by controversial statements by the ANCYL, it was agreed that the meeting should address these issues. The ANC Officials in planning for the meeting that was to resume soon after the Officials meeting decided to defer the meeting to a later date. The reason to postpone this meeting was the realization by the meeting that some of the issues that were to be raised with the ANCYL leadership are transgressions that may lead to disciplinary action. With this realization the meeting agreed that there should be separation of non-controversial issues from those regarded as transgressions. This will enable the National Officials to separate the issues as they would belong to separate meetings.

Issued by
The Secretary General
Gwede Mantashe
African National Congress

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