It is widely accepted that the ANCYL
says things publicly its parent, the ruling ANC party, wishes it could but is prevented by political correctness from doing so.
, the Communist Party and Cosatu are now demanding an alliance-led government in place of Mbeki's government-led alliance.
At the 1949 annual conference, a "Programme of Action", inspired by the ANCYL
, was adopted as official policy of the ANC.
Malema, who led the charge against Mbeki, was drummed out of the ANCYL
, for shooting his mouth off and allegedly failing to toe the Zuma line.
He held many positions in ANC organizations, including ANCYL
Secretary (1948), ANCYL
President (1950), ANC Transvaal President (1952), Deputy National President (1952), and ANC President (1991).