ANCYL statement on the Johannesburg High Court judgment
31 July 2018
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) notes the judgment on the application of liquidation.
The judgment comes after the reckless defamation case the Premier of Western Cape, Ms Hellen Zille instituted against its former leaders, Mr Julius Malema, Mr Floyd Shivambu and Mr Andile Lili in 2010. Both parties involved made a private arrangement to settle the matter outside court. However, Mr Malema and co. failed to go out the arrangement by paying legal fees as agreed.
The ANCYL was, therefore, made aware of this matter recently. Upon being altered, we contacted all parties involved to resolve the matter swiftly. The ANCYL wishes to categorically state that the leadership of the ANCYL has fulfilled its legal obligation and paid the said debt after communicating with the affected parties.
The recent legal bill is one of the many issues the ANCYL inherited from the former structure under the leadership Mr Malema. It should be said that this matter was never handed over as a result of the disbandment of the previous structure of the ANCYL.
The ANCYL has been working tirelessly to resolve many of the legacy issues. We are now in consultation with our lawyers to bring the matter to rest as speedily as possible.
Issued by the Office of the Secretary-General, 30 July 2018