NYDA cash 'used to fund ANCYL'

2012-03-11 11:06

Johannesburg - The Eastern Cape provincial government gave R540 000 to the National Youth Development Agency, but it was instead used to fund the ANC Youth League, City Press reported on Sunday.

The money was intended to fund eight "youth summits" organised by the NYDA.

Although these summits were held, once the NYDA had completed its work, the youth league took them over, the paper reported. ANCYL conferences were held at the same venues as the NYDA summits, using the same funds and service providers, and even the same delegates.

High-level elections took place, with nominees for national youth league positions chosen, at the summits in May and June last year.

ANCYL provincial secretary Mziwonke Ndabeni said the league had paid its own way, but failed to provide proof to the paper.

City Press also reported, in the same edition, that NYDA chief executive Steven Ngubeni, had given a R22m catering contract to his wife's uncle.

The NYDA said Ngubeni had not been in a position to know if a relative was involved in the companies which were awarded contracts for the World Festival of Youth and Students in December 2010.

However, the agency's board chairperson Andile Lungisa said Ngubeni had noticed a potential conflict of interest before the contract was awarded, and a note had been made of this.


  • Morne - 2012-03-11 12:04

    Runned by the mafia

      Attie Stone - 2013-06-12 18:37

      Xhosa Nostra

  • chris.khanye - 2012-03-11 19:02

    Smash and Grab has assumed new meaning in ANC closely knit circle. In some ANC circle - it seems career politics is synonymous with career thieving. Some in the ANC take from the very poor and give to their very privileged families - call it Connected Black Families Economic Empowerment (CBFEE). Many still hope and pray - ANC membership will bring them very illusive millions soon. Many are living a fantasy to own a mine, farm, bank, obesity, a white man's house and to put a cherry on top - a white woman as a domestic. Only someone very political bankrupt will come up such filth and call it economic freedom. But then - the naive are always fodder for political hyenas! While career thieves and their families flout their opulence - fantasy relegates many to abject poverty. But soon the poor shall revolt, where you gonna run too! You gonna run to the sea and the sea will be boiling.. and when you run to the rocks and the rocks will be melting! Corruption is no different to apartheid. Corruption is another form of crimes against humanity! The orgy of corruption is in high gear and many are knocking at the door to join the wicked! Bloody thieves can't fool many always and soon the poor shall revolt. On the day of the revolution my concern will be one - what took you so long!

      graham.j.nelson.7 - 2012-09-25 17:30

      You should write a book China..!!

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