Politics/06 September 2023,09:52am/ Mandla Nkosi
Free State ANCYL Provencial Secretary Mayibuye Bangani: image supplied
By Mandla Nkosi: Mayibuye Bangani, the Provincial Secretary of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in the Free State, is facing disciplinary charges.
The ANCYL has charged Bangani with serious offences including defaming members of the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) on social media, repeatedly undermining the PEC’s decisions, misrepresenting PEC resolutions, and working independently without submitting necessary reports. The charges are considered severe violations of SECTION A 2.2 Offences, 2.2.1 of the ANCYL constitution.
The ANCYL’s constitution explicitly denounces actions aimed at damaging the organization’s integrity, destroying personnel, members, property, or its organizational capacity. These offences range from sabotaging the Youth League’s activities to committing any act calculated to undermine the organization’s effectiveness.
The disciplinary hearing against Bangani will take place at the ANC Provincial Office at 10:00 AM on September 26, 2023. The ANCYL has publicly stated that if Bangani fails to attend the hearing or leaves before its conclusion, the proceedings will continue in his absence.
Pending the outcome of the disciplinary hearing, Bangani has been recused from his duties as the Provincial Secretary. He has been directed not to represent the ANCYL in the ANC’s PEC as ex-officio and not to represent the ANCYL Free State in any capacity until the charges against him are resolved.
If Bangani is found guilty, he will have the right to appeal the conviction or sentence within twenty-one working days to the next higher body of the ANCYL.
The ANCYL has emphasized that these steps reflect the conduct rules laid out in their constitution and are designed to maintain the organization’s integrity and the effectiveness of its activities. Further updates on the proceedings and its results will be reported as they become available.
Meanwhile the ANCYL has called an urgent PEC meeting to discuss these charges, scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2023.