The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League on Monday called for the immediate closure of Johannesburg's Noord Street taxi rank after a second woman was assaulted. Spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said the continued abuse and harassment of women by taxi operators at the rank undermined the dignity and freedom of women.
Newly elected African National Congress Youth League (ANC) head Julius Malema used his first letter as president to chastise those who showed "unbecoming conduct" at the league's conference in Bloemfontein recently. "Thugs and hooligans who believe they can hold the organisation to ransom ... will be dealt with," said Malema on Monday.
The national congress of the African National Congress Youth League was indefinitely postponed on Monday evening after being unable to finish its work or confirm the results of its leadership election. Electoral commission member Malusi Gigaba told journalists in Bloemfontein that the League would ask the ANC to help solve its differences.
Two candidates were nominated for the vacant post of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) president at the organisation's national congress in Bloemfontein on Sunday. A spokesperson also confirmed that some delegates had been "barred" -- by provincial structures -- from the conference following incidents of disturbances and ill-behaviour.