The African National Congress Youth League National Working Committee
meeting took place on the 4th of August 2009 in the Northern Cape, Kimberly.
The NWC discussed and took concrete resolutions on the following issues:
*On Service delivery protests:*
The ANC YL understands the concerns of communities taking part in service
delivery protests, yet does not approve of violence and destruction of
infrastructure. The ANC YL appreciates President Zuma's and other government
leaders visits to protesting communities and is inspired by the reality that
the President is leading from the front. It is our strong conviction that
leaders of the ANC should be immediately available to deal with issues
raised by communities.
*On Lembede Investment Holdings*
The NWC welcomed the due-diligence report tabled by the Treasurer General
and agreed to further engage with Gobodo Auditors for a detailed
presentation and clarification of their findings. The NWC's approach to the
due-diligence report is that it is an outcome of the ANC Youth League's
efforts to thoroughly understand the nature and character of Lembede
Investments Holdings, and further determine the quantity and whereabouts of
the Investment Holdings' assets. The due-diligence report we commissioned is
not meant to investigate individuals, but meant to understand the Investment
Holdings in its entirety.
The National Working Committee will recommend to the National Executive
Committee for the systematic closure of Lembede Investment Holdings and all
its assets transferred to a Development Trust, whose mandate will be
confined to fundraising and social responsibility programmes of the ANC YL.
The Development Trust will continue with ANCYL social responsibility
programmes including providing bursaries to poor students, and buying
learning and teaching support materials for poor schools across South
The ANC YL will respond to the charges laid by the Democratic Alliance only
when the police request our cooperation.