Tension as ANCYL meets

Michael Tlhakudi

The tension was palpable yesterday at the University of the Free State when delegates began arriving for the ANC Youth League's (ANCYL) 23rd national conference.

The conference officially begins today and ends on Sunday.

About 5000 delegates are expected to descend on Bloemfontein for the election of the ANCYL's new leadership.

There was uncertainty among white students on campus, many of whom feared that the conference might renew the racism issue that hit the campus a few weeks ago.