The ANC Youth League supports the party's Mpumalanga chairman David Mabuza's position that EFF leader Julius Malema should be brought back to the governing party.

ANCYL leader Collen Maine told Sowetan that people who were expelled from the ANC, including Malema, must come back.

"The ANC is a home for everybody. We need each other in the ANC.

"The ANC is a big elephant, but if many people leave, the elephant will collapse. We must do everything in our power to prevent the elephant from collapsing," Maine said.

"If bringing [back] people who were expelled will assist the ANC, let us bring them back."

On Sunday Mabuza told the ANCYL provincial general council in Mbombela at the weekend that the ANC was weaker without Malema.