Pan Africanist Youth Congress of Azania

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Pan Africanist Youth Congress of Azania
ChairpersonThabani "Small" Zondo
Founded1981 (1981)
Mother partyPan Africanist Congress of Azania
MagazineMayihlome News

Pan Africanist Youth Congress (PAYCO) is the youth wing of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) in South Africa.


Founded in 1981, PAYCO (known as AZANYU, at that time), held its first congress in 1986.

Up until 1997 it was known as AZANYU (Azanian Youth Unity).

Notable past presidents of PAYCO include Linda Ndebele (2009), Hulisani Mbara (2007), Sibusiso Xaba (2005), Matome Mashao (2003), Cameron Tabane (1999), Wonder Masombuka (1997), Mosotho Petlane (1993), Ntsie Mohlai, Zingile Mkhabile, Dan Mofokeng (1983) and Arthur Moleko (1981).