IFPYB Supports the Dismissal of NYDA CEO Steven Ngubeni

09 October 2013    


The IFPYB has noted and supports the decision of the NYDA Board to dismiss its CEO, Steven Ngubeni. The dismissal of Ngubeni closes a painful chapter for youth development in South Africa. 


IFPYB National Chairperson, Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, “As pointed out previously Ngubeni has run the NYDA to the ground tattering its image and denigrating its national identity, credibility and integrity. The decision to dismiss Ngubeni does not mean that the NYDA is now free of its problems. The work of rebuilding the NYDA must start now.” 


Hlengwa continued, “What lies ahead is to restore the NYDA to full functionality and for its corruption cleansing process to continue because there are still a lot of shenanigans currently characterising the NYDA.” 


“It is our expectation that the Hawks and or the Public Protector will institute a full forensic investigation into the NYDA to assess its financial history under Ngubeni’s tenure. Should implicit and explicit irregularities of mismanagement of funds be found then criminal charges must be sanctioned against all those responsible,” Hlengwa concluded. 


The IFPYB continues to maintain that youth development would be better advanced through a National Youth Ministry and a fully fledged Department to operate in all three spheres of government and for the NYDA to be converted into an agency of such a department. 



Issued by:

IFPYB Chairperson, Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, 083 871 2711 


For media queries: 

IFP Parliamentary Caucus’ Media Liaison Officer, Ms Boniswa Tiwe, 072 497 1252