Young Communist is now grown-up

2012-07-16 00:00

THEY might not be the type to demand generational mix, but the Young Communist League has managed to get its leader, Buti Manamela, elected to the SACP’s central committee.

The list shows that many of the old faces were retained including — Transport Minister Ben Martins, Deputy Cooperative Governance Minister Yunus Carrim, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, and Education Director-general Gwebs Qonde.

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe and Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi (deputy chairperson) are not new faces to the party’s leadership, because they previously served as co-opted leaders, but they had now been formally elected.

Former party chairperson Gwede Mantashe and former treasurer Phumulo Masualle, who both stepped down because of their obligations in the ANC, made it to number one and two in the list of additional members. SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said this was a sign that there was no “fall-out” about their departure and that the party was “united”.

The newly-elected central committee is as follows: Officials: General secretary – Blade Nzimande

National chairperson – Senzeni Zokwana

National treasurer – Joyce Moloi-Moropa

First deputy secretary general – Jeremy Cronin

Second deputy secretary general – Solly Mapaila

Deputy national chairperson – Thulas Nxesi

Additional members are: 1. Gwede Mantashe; 2. Phumulo Masualle; 3. Chris Matlhako; 4. Frans Baleni; 5. Sheila Barsel; 6. Rob Davies; 7. Lindelwa Dunjwa; 8. Fikile Majola; 9. Yunus Carrim; 10. Ben Martins; 11. Joyce Mashamba; 12. George Mashamba; 13. Madala Masuku; 14. Willies Mchunu; 15. Crosby Moni; 16. Dipuo Mvelase; 17. Gwebs Qond; 18. Nomonde Rasmeni; 19. Jenny Schreiner; 20. Charles Setsubi; 21. Lechesa Tsenoli; 22. Fiona Tregenna; 23. Mandla Makupula; 24. Phel Parkies; 25. Sidumo Dlamini; 26. Jeff Radebe; 27. Grace Bothman; 28. Godfrey Oliphant; 29. Jerry Thibedi; 30. Adrian Williams; 31. Buti Manamela; 32. Tunyiswa Bulelwa; 33. Judy Malqueeny; 34. Celiwe Madlopha; 35. Fezeka Loliwe.

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