The ANC Youth League in the Harry Gwala Region, Sisonke district, has threatened to deal harshly with saboteurs.
This comes after the disruption of the league's political education event at the weekend.
The event was scheduled to start on Saturday afternoon but ended up starting on Sunday because someone had blocked the entrance to the venue by parking a car across it. This made participants late.
Those attending had to push the car away to allow leaders and delegates to leave the hall.
Regional chairman Sindiswa Magaqa said problems began when they realised that someone had locked the gates and used a car to block the entrance.
"We were planning to hold political education classes in Kokstad ahead of the ANC's regional congress in July, but a small faction locked the gates and blocked off the entrance by parking a car across," Magaqa said. "People could not go in or get out.
"We know who these people are. They want to enrich themselves by using the ANC. They don't have the interests of the organisation at heart."
Sisonke district is made up of Kokstad, Ixopo, Bulwer and surrounding areas
Magaqa said the fact that the event eventually took place showed that those who tried to disrupt it were unsuccessful. He also denied allegations that the youth league in the region was divided.
Despite the problems, the youth league finally nominated the following as office bearers: Siyanda Mavuma (chairman), Themba Mahlaba (deputy chairman), Amon Zondi (secretary), Thembisile Dlamini (deputy secretary) and Bheki Dzanibe (treasurer).