ANCYL demands meeting with Sowetan

2011-08-02 08:52

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League has requested a meeting with the "rightwing" Sowetan newspaper to demand an explanation for firing columnist Eric Miyeni.

"The ANCYL will soon seek a meeting with those who terminated the column to get an explanation on their application of principles, because they are simply out of line and abominable," African National Congress Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement.

City Press editor Ferial Haffajee on Monday said she was planning to sue Miyeni after he called her "an agent for white capitalists" in a scathing column.

Titled, "Haffajee does it for white masters", Miyeni says that "in the 80s she'd [Haffajee] probably have had a burning tyre around her neck".

"Who the devil is she anyway if not a black snake in the grass, deployed by white capital to sow discord among blacks?"

Haffajee said she took these comments quite seriously.

The Sowetan said on Monday evening that it had discontinued Miyeni's column with immediate effect.

"The decision to terminate Eric Miyeni’s contract is clearly not an independent decision, but influenced by the right-wing elements who determine the direction of the Sowetan," Shivambu said.

  • 1gascan - 2011-08-02 08:55

    ANCYL always slam journalists, now all of a sudden the racist one is their biggest buddy - go figure!

      Baddy - 2011-08-02 08:58

      Exactly!!! They are a bunch of clowns man. Running a flippin circus

      paulf - 2011-08-02 08:59

      It is because they agree with what he wrote. They, the ANCYL are a War Faction and want this country to go down. I believe that they have hidden agendas.

      Aish - 2011-08-02 09:00

      WTF.... I am afraid to say the ANCYL has Zimbabwian seems they want this country to go down the drain!! FFS... they all a bunch of violent racists!!!

      czovczov - 2011-08-02 09:15

      Is there anyone in ANC with enough courage and balls to put ANCYL in line? Someone who can discipline these foolish and dumb youngsters.

      OBwun - 2011-08-02 09:18

      I think that ANCYL are more SACP than ANC. Even tho' ol' Blade gives it to them now & then I still think that there is a definite leaning toward SACP & their agenda's.

      scorpio - 2011-08-02 09:22

      This is a Youth League. It is not a political organization. They get way too much attention. Their leader lacks leadership quality. They are reckless nitwits who do nothing but cause mayhem and undermine the ANC leadership. Why don't the ANC just disbandon this "organization".

      willieman - 2011-08-02 09:25

      What is the core mandate of this young men,they behave like small children in kindergarden.They think everybody is answerable to them but the youth of this country.

      Herdsman - 2011-08-02 09:30

      ...this is the best soap opera I have ever watched, I'm canceling my DSTV !!

      allows - 2011-08-02 09:31

      Baddy - only difference is in a real circus, the clowns are trained!!

      Green Oaks - 2011-08-02 09:31

      I listened to this Eric Miyeni idiot on the radio last night in a debate with Ferial Haffajee. WHAT AN A$$. He must have contradicted himself a 100 times. I hope she nails his ass to the wall in court. They always after the fact say: Sorry, that is not what I meant. And why should the Sowetan explain their actions to them. It has NOTHING to do with the YL. No wonder the YL wants to stand by him, Cut from the same cloth.

      Azazel - 2011-08-02 09:46


      Bailey G - 2011-08-02 09:59

      I am GATVOL of the excuse "right wing imperialists". Pleaqse ANCYL - find an effing dictionary and gain a new excuse... Its becoming old and actually highly annoying...

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-08-02 10:01

      Some animals are more equal than others !

      Pencilgraffiti - 2011-08-02 10:01

      Agree with you 100% Mandla... Same thing happened at The Sunday Times. Editors sit back and pass the blame when it is their job to process what goes to print. Find it really fun tho that the ANCYL is calling the Sowetan "rightwing".... Haha! - Yeah, i'm sure Die Afrikanerbond and The Sowetan had a meeting last week and, whilst enjoying some moerkoffie, decided how they could bring further sling mud on the ANCYL's pretty white clean untarnished dress

      vandermerwe.martin - 2011-08-02 10:10

      They have no morals!!!!

      biskit - 2011-08-02 10:10

      Floyd is sleeping around again

      bvdwesthuizen - 2011-08-02 10:11

      Do the ANCYL beleive that they can control everything including if an independant company fires a staff member albeit a journalist? They have no insite into previous trangressions or in fact if there was diciplinary action taken against that employee previously however they DEMAND a meeting. I suppose the ANCYL wouldn't just allow the employee to take the matter up with the CCMA as any other labour dispute would be. If someone doesn't put these "children" from the ANCYL in there place soon there will be anarchy in the ranks of the ANC. The ANCYL obviously beleives in divide and rule because that is what they are doing to the ruling party as well as the country and the best is that they are trying to do this on racial grounds.

      Stroller - 2011-08-02 10:15

      @allows. The ANCYL is the WHOLE circus. Including the high flyers and the chimps. - 2011-08-02 10:29

      Now they want to nationalise the newspapers also...

      Captainmorgan - 2011-08-02 10:31

      Why on earth does The Sowetan have to explain anything to the ANCYL , I would tell them to climb a tree and branch off

      Jay - 2011-08-02 10:41

      Hey Julius......have you heard of "FREEDOM OF SPEECH"? It's what the ANC fought for in the 80's dude...

      tonykzn - 2011-08-02 10:57

      I agree with Captainmorgan. If I were in charge of "The Sowetan", I certainly wouldn't feel the necessity to explain my actions to the ANCYL; it's none of their business.

      G-spotWizard - 2011-08-02 11:50

      The ANCYL behaves like a bunch of youngsters high on drugs. They never seem to make sense in everything they do or day. They always want to be involved in anything controversial.

      DW - 2011-08-02 12:00

      I always thought the right wingers were supposed to be white Afrikaner males. It now seems that they even apparently have influence over the Sowetan....

      Together - 2011-08-02 12:04

      Will they be conducting this meeting with the Sowetan before or after they straighten out Botswana? We haven't heared their apology for their Botswana comments so their 'invasion' may still be on track.

      DubulaAMABUNU - 2011-08-02 12:20

      @RACISTS AND APARTHEID BENEFICIARIES, well why did Sowetan print the article in the first place and after the pressure from rightwing elements who control the media they are backing down.

      Together - 2011-08-02 12:51

      Or they are capable of understanding the law that protects us all from defamation. It's strange that you willingly don't want to know how your country and it's resources are actually being managed, DubulaAMABUNU. But brave and responsible South Africans of all colours and political persuasions will keep on telling you the truth about your times - it's their duty.

      charlesaduplessis - 2011-08-02 14:05

      This is a typical response from a corrupt exposed frightened little child.. don't worry about their mouths, it will be silenced in Jail.. They are doomed, all with a IQ less than 90 anyway, they cannot reason rationally so just let them be they are history. Hopefully the new ANCYL president will be a person with a good education whom can debate issues and place the "people" first.

      Master debat - 2011-08-02 17:19

      3rd? world country, 1st class entertainment!

      Ayoba - 2011-08-03 11:37

      I read the column and I think its a good column and there is so much truth in it. Good questions that need answers also. Unfortunately truth hurts to some.

      Ayoba - 2011-08-03 16:42

      Calling Miyeni a racist is so wrong. On the column He asked very important questions to City Press and of which I would like to add to them; 1) Where is the prove of all the claims against Malema? 2) Who deposits into other politicians trusts? That including politicians in other parties like the DA,COPE,FFP, etc. 3) When is City Press going to investigate other politicians finances or are they only focusing on Malema? 4) Are business people not allowed to deposit into a trust fund?

      disappointed - 2011-10-02 07:15

      notice how they demand everything,they cant civilly request anything its demand , demand,demand

  • Shadoz - 2011-08-02 08:57

    here we go again...

      OB1 - 2011-08-02 09:31

      Shame kolobe, you're such a victim.

      tonno - 2011-08-02 09:33

      @kolobe - "Who the devil is she anyway if not a black snake in the grass, deployed by white capital to sow discord among blacks?"... Ja, like that's really objective?...

      Morne Loubser - 2011-08-02 09:48

      @kolobe - Bra, you've got quite a nerve hey. Whites can't speak their minds at the fear of saying something that (in the mind of someone with an IQ as low as yours) might sound REMOTELY racist or objective. I think you should rethink your comment.

      bentz5000 - 2011-08-02 09:52

      Kolobe, brother, get real. Stop being such a racist fool.

      Poloyatonki - 2011-08-02 09:55

      Kolobe u are the biggest racist here, I can't wait for you to ticket yourself out of this world so we can stop reading your ignorant tripe. I hope it's soon!

      ianfrost69 - 2011-08-02 09:56

      @kolobe - Chimp, when are you going to get Kolobe off your shoulder, must be draining..

      Felix - 2011-08-02 10:05

      Poyatonki, are you talking to yourself again?

      Taboo - 2011-08-02 10:09

      Kolobe - your government has been ruling for how long now, and you still have the nerve to say how the blacks are still being treated. Shame dude, i really pitty you.

      Totman - 2011-08-02 10:14

      PLEASE people give kolobe some credit. Kolobe is light years ahead of you!!! Ahead, to back into the PAST!

      Badger - 2011-08-02 10:16

      @kolobe. Your names says it all. You are what your name imply in Tswana.

      Chris Swart - 2011-08-02 10:18

      Kolobe You IDIOT You conviniently forget that Zapiro was a anti aparthei activist and involved in the end conscription campaign. The ANC Bafoons are being rediculed by a former ally in the form of Zapiro, who drew critical comics of the previou regime as well.

      Logs01 - 2011-08-02 10:20

      @Felix, PolioDonkyDrol(PD) is VERY confused and totally STUPID, like Kolobe. PD does not even know which "side" he is on!!! No pill on earth to fix him !!!!

      maneki - 2011-08-02 10:23

      Kolobe, anc leaders are labled buffoons daily because they act like buffoons daily. They are not doing ANYTHING to contradict this label. In fact they keep reconfirming the label over and over and over. The ANC are so busy fighting fires for mistakes made and saying sorry all the time that they cannot do their jobs properly. And by the fact that you are too blind to see that too, I think you are labelling yourself right up there with them too. It is the ANC and people like the youth league and YOU that are always making everything a color issue, nobody else does it. You delight in making your own lives misery by always thinking EVERYTHING is a racist or capitalist conspiracy. Shame. I suppose its "human" to resort to insulting and fighting if you are cornered and have nowhere to turn. Wake up to the signs buddy. I am not saying leave the ANC and vote for a white party, but wake up and see the mess the ANC has become and then start working to fix the party, rather than trying to find excuses or pointing fingers at white people. If you do that, embarrassing mistakes won't be made, and there would be nothing to report on and no excuses to dish out or fingers to point. Wake up, because if you don't the ANC will strangle themselves soon, and not by white people this time.

      cliffarc - 2011-08-02 10:27

      - Hallelujah brothers, Poloyatonki has seen the light.

      tkotze - 2011-08-02 10:37

      @kolobe: You should really ask yourself why YOU are treated like that since black employees in my organisation is not. So the problem is not with the whites, but with you. Maybe you are so full of hatred you have not even given a white person the time of day to show what they are really like. If you come to me and start with a discussion about how much better you are than me then obviously I will respond with ...

      Blouste-Blou - 2011-08-02 10:38

      Kolobe, funny how sensitive some blacks are on how they are "treated" and "talked down to" but meanwhile they think they MAY say much worse things against the very same people they are complaining about, but THEN it is simply acceptable. How on earth did you get to the conclusion that racism can only be from white towards black?

      dyllon.leigh - 2011-08-02 10:43

      That is not Poloyatonki! His account has obviously been hacked! Clearly his password was "password" or "1234"

      flange - 2011-08-02 10:50

      @kolobe - you obviously only read the Zapiro cartoons that back your distorted views, open your eyes man

      Dominic - 2011-08-02 11:18

      "Miyeni crossed the line between robust debate and the condonation of violence" - that's how Sowetan explained the principle behind his dismissal. "simply out of line and abominable" - is Floyd Shavambu's opinion of Sowetan's principles. "extremely thoughtless and embarrassing pronouncements" - is how ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu described the ANCYL's comments on Botswana. This is a comic tragedy. The ANCYL could make a fortune performing as a comedy on Broadway. The international press often quotes them just for a laugh. But it is sad also, because their ignorance and stupidity are reinforcing all the racial prejudices which people like Mandela, Tutu and Obama had been dismantling over the years.

      Independenth - 2011-08-02 11:26

      Its amazing as to how much everyone is biting Kolobe's whilst arrogantly rubishing the point that he's making. It all goes down to who has the money. We should just boycott Sowetan.

      Psychotron - 2011-08-02 11:52

      @kolobe - boohoo, my shoulder is available for you to cry on ok. Still feeling oppressed?

      Yomar Sapus - 2011-08-02 12:23

      Knobe, Will you still support malema while he is being anally abused in prison?

      safferoverseas - 2011-08-02 12:25

      forgive my ignorance kolobe, but aren't all the editors of the sowetan newspaper black? if so, how can you complain about how black people are treated when refering to this journalist who was sacked?

  • Baddy - 2011-08-02 08:57

    Ag ANCYL, please stop your childishness man. I've really had enough of your bull now!!!! Right wing this, racist that, revolution this, struggle that!!! You are the racists man, stop ruining my country you scumbags!!!

      Dominic - 2011-08-02 09:24

      Won't be long now before ANCYL start calling themselves war veterans.

      Together - 2011-08-02 12:04

      Will they be conducting this meeting with the Sowetan before or after they straighten out Botswana? We haven't heared their apology for their Botswana comments so their 'invasion' may still be on track.

      SayWhat? - 2011-08-02 17:33

      I like the way no-one in this story is white and somehow they still pin the blame on us.

  • loervijou - 2011-08-02 08:57

    and here I thought "rightwing" is a "whitewing"?

      IC1 - 2011-08-02 09:50

      hahahahahah me 3 LOL

      Together - 2011-08-02 12:53

      um "rightwing", like cockroach, hyena, capitalist, imperialist, racist are all words that have lost their meaning. What those words really mean now is: "DON'T TELL ME THAT MY HEROES MAY BE WRONG - I WILL KILL YOU RATHER THAN CHANGE MY MIND!!"

  • Francois - 2011-08-02 08:58

    Floyd, the Sowetan published for people who buy the paper and in line with the rules and laws on the Media. If you do not like what they write or do, buy your own newspaper and put it to the market or let the readers decide by not buying. This is not your game, although you must like the publicity. All capital is not white, in fact it is colorless as one of the richest men in our part of the world is your buddy Mad Bob.

      Morne Loubser - 2011-08-02 09:49

      High 5 Francois! BEST COMMENT POSTED! I agree completely!

      Mad Hatter - 2011-08-02 10:21

      Sowetan responce to ANCYL : Go Fu*k Yourselves .

  • ReThan - 2011-08-02 08:58


      Uthando - 2011-08-02 09:28

      Yeah, I also laughed to keep myself from crying...

  • Frankie Knuckles - 2011-08-02 08:59


  • myancmyfutur - 2011-08-02 09:00

    Sowetan realy needs to explain, if Myeni had uttered that about Julius he would have received praises.

      Richard - 2011-08-02 09:06

      I think you have it all wrong. If Myeni had said these things about Julius Malema, Myeni would already be in the a corner of some dingy town in Limpopo with burnt tyres round him.

      Felix - 2011-08-02 09:08

      At least it would have been true then.

      Dominic - 2011-08-02 09:35

      Sowetan did explain - "Miyeni crossed the line between robust debate and the condonation of violence". I do understand the ANCYL confusion @myancmyfutur. Some of those words are quite long.

      Morne Loubser - 2011-08-02 09:51

      @Dominic..Agreed..speaking of which lol...wonder who read the article to them so they can get this pissed about nothing lol

      Ed - 2011-08-02 10:02

      i do not agree with Julius and Floyd, but there definitely does seem to be some sort of double standard applied here. Especially by the people commenting on this column. how can you all be so ignorant as to believe that it is OK to point a finger at one side, but not OK for the 'other' side to openly say what they also think? the press has been the most outspoken about keeping itself 'free and fair'. that means that we should all be allowed to say, within reason, what we think. how can we believe that we can point a finger and juju, yet 'his side' cannot say anything in return. free and fair debate should rule as that will help to ensure that violence does not.

      Dominic - 2011-08-02 10:13

      Actually Floyd Savambu used a long word himself when he called the Sowetan principle of not condoning violence "out of line and abominable." I wonder if he knew what he was saying?

      Yomar Sapus - 2011-08-02 10:17

      News24, why are my comments being deleted, however, all racial slurs are being left on????

      Dominic - 2011-08-02 10:41

      @Ed I agree that we should all be allowed to say, within reason, what we think. This article does quote what Juju's side said. The challenge for me has been to place it within the bounds of reason. So far I have failed at that but, I do believe it fits very well into the scope of comedy.

      Independenth - 2011-08-02 11:20

      It seemed as if Sowetan only bowed to those who pay their salaries because the editor did study Omandingo's article before publishing it.

      Psychotron - 2011-08-02 11:54

      Why do they have to explain because it actually supports anti-racist remarks? Just goes to show.

      Together - 2011-08-02 12:05

      Will they be conducting this meeting with the Sowetan before or after they straighten out Botswana? We haven't heared their apology for their Botswana comments so their 'invasion' may still be on track.

      Yomar Sapus - 2011-08-02 12:19

      Why would the sowetan have to answer to the african national clowns youth league?

      umhlopo - 2011-08-02 17:13

      your future seems to get bleaker with every passing day,how can you compare juliass with this woman,its like camparing a cockorach with an eagle

  • thinkza - 2011-08-02 09:01

    Why can't the ANCYL just STFU once in a while...

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-02 09:08

      Asking Trolls not to Troll? Lets focus on that one again, shall we?

      Felix - 2011-08-02 09:09

      How about forever?

      MandlaSithole - 2011-08-02 09:20

      Forever is too short!

      Kevin - 2011-08-02 10:57

      To stupid and mind fuc#ed from all the glue sniffing. B

  • Born To Fish - 2011-08-02 09:01

    Children who thing they are the rulers of this country!

      Left Screwed - 2011-08-02 09:55

      Born to Fish, they not children. They are middle aged men living off a child's Trust fund, acting like children.

      Morne Loubser - 2011-08-02 13:02

      Probably funded by Malema!

  • Zizo Snr - 2011-08-02 09:02

    Sowetan does lack leadership in the first place. They are acting all victims in the whole saga while they saw Miyeni script 3 days ago before it went for publishing. They are a mickey mouse newspaper just like daily sun.

      Felix - 2011-08-02 09:10

      Mickey Mouse made more money than you can imagine, don't diss disney.

      Freddie - 2011-08-02 10:06

      ...and the ANC is a mickey mouse party, with the ANCYL starring as goofy. The lack of leadership in the current ANC is worse than any political party ever in SA.

      Psychotron - 2011-08-02 11:55

      Whatever man. Amazingly enough you didn't mention you support ANCYL.

  • Christo Stone - 2011-08-02 09:03

    I seriously can't see how people could follow the ANCYL. There's no end to their stupidity and racism...

      Kevin - 2011-08-02 11:01

      Do not knock these ancyl ar#es to much.You might scare the kids. The ancyl is our new humour in South Africa. Many years ago we had the Van Der Merve jokes which were good, but now we have the ancyl which are just plain rediculous- a laugh a minute.

  • Ollie - 2011-08-02 09:03

    The ANCYL are idiots - are they running this country - Zuma be a man and take this ANCYL in hand - they are going to be the downfall of this country - they want to incite war and are the biggest racists ever.

  • Spindoc - 2011-08-02 09:03

    ...there we go has it become allowable for the youth to DEMAND eveything??I thought you had to first get past...hard work....and..respect??

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-02 09:10

      FIRST OFF, they need a brain.

      Christo Stone - 2011-08-02 09:37

      Only thing they respect is the size of their wallet.

      RGL - 2011-08-02 11:05

      And woodwork

      Psychotron - 2011-08-02 11:55

      It's DEMUND ok, get it right :)

  • Humang - 2011-08-02 09:03

    mark my words the ancyl will destroy this country and the black people will suffer the most

      Baddy - 2011-08-02 09:11

      And I cannot wait to watch them beg on TV from my nice house in Canada!!!

      Ross - 2011-08-02 09:32

      @Baddy. Aag man you make me jealous so please stop it. How is the fishing and camping over there?

      Baddy - 2011-08-02 09:37

      @Ross - I'm making myself jealous mate!! Not there yet, but soon :)

  • DerpyHooves - 2011-08-02 09:05

    Can someone help me out here? To this day I still don't know the difference between left/right wing people. Is it before 1994, if someone was right winged that they are conservative (wanted to keep apartheid). What about post 1994, did the role/meaning of the word change?

      Felix - 2011-08-02 09:13

      It depends which side of the chicken you're on.

  • kleinkoppi - 2011-08-02 09:06

    Floyd... Why don't you comment on the Botswana issue as well. Nobody could get hold of you yesterday... ANCYL is doing all this stuff now to try and take the attention of the Malema trust story... We will not forget about that one...

      TJ - 2011-08-02 10:01

      Once again, I am just glad that none of you who make comments and laments on the site will ever get an opportunity granted by the same white/capitalist/nondemocratic media to stand on a podium and address between 500 and 20000 members of the public the way Malema does. Very interesting that when it is Zapiro it is called freedom of speech and when its Eric it is called hate speech. Go throw yourself in the dam or live with it.ANCYL is here to stay and if you thought Malema and Floyd were devils, you have not yet met the next president and g/sec of the league.

      TaylorMade09 - 2011-08-02 10:07

      @TJ, go play on the highway, peopol.

      Kevin - 2011-08-02 11:07

      ancyl will self destruct just after nationalization when all Western countries stop giving billions of rands in anti retro viral aid to South Africa as a sanction. 6 months later the ancyl as we know it is gone and it has new members all over the age of 60.

      Jake - 2011-08-03 16:47

      @tj I had a decent reply to your comment all typed out for you to try and reason with you, but I realized that you are just another little racist brat with the IQ of a pile of rocks. So in short go F@ck yourself. The ancyl is going down one way or the other.

      John Wilderness - 2011-08-04 02:17

      At last somebody who does not have the wool pulled over their eyes. Kleinkoppi you are so right. I marvel at how the public react to all of Malema's delaying tactics. Malema makes these stupid statements just to get the heat off him and the news24 forumites and others all fall for the joke. Just watch how more stupid Malema gets the closer the net gets dragged around him.

  • johncarlos.biza - 2011-08-02 09:07

    Next, go to Sunday Times to ask about Bullard, and Sunday World to get Kuli Roberts back. Seems like you roll with these characters

  • LiraShea - 2011-08-02 09:07

    Is there not a single person in ANCYL with a living brain cell? I cringe everytime I read something about them. What an embarassment!!

  • @ - 2011-08-02 09:08

    What good is sacking Miyeni...? If the Sowetan feels what he did was so bad, surely the editor should be sacked too, for letting the column go to press? In the same way, it is far too late for the cowardly ANC leadership to call Malema to book AFTER he threatened another sovereign nation - Botswana. In both cases it serves their masters to have these loose canons firing wildly at anything that calls the honesty and/or ability of the countries leadership into question. A pity that after Madiba, Walter Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and their class, there are no statesmen or women left in South Africa who are prepared to stand up and be counted on the side of integrity, fairness and ability. Calling these cronies to heel after they have inflicted their hateful damage is way too late and just divides the nation further. After the last election Zuma stated that elected councillors must remember they represent ALL the people, not just those who voted for them. But the ANC clearly is not the government of all South Africans. It is only the government of black South Africans as is demonstrated at EVERY election when its 'dogs of jaw' fall back on hatred, racism and division to maintain power. We are spiralling the drainpipe and the ANC, once again, is going to wake up too late to prevent irreparable damage to our fine country.

  • patrice - 2011-08-02 09:08

    ANPL throwing their toys out of the cot again. (P stands for piccanin)Why does anyone give them the time of day ?

      James - 2011-08-02 09:32

      I thought the "P" stood for P0€S.

  • SpykerZ - 2011-08-02 09:08

    The educated few in the country weep for the ANCYL.

  • Chewbacca - 2011-08-02 09:09

    Who is this ANCYL to demand anything anyway, nobody owes them an explaination - It's a kindergarten for retards

  • Fezile Dali - 2011-08-02 09:09

    The person who should be fired here is the Sowetan Editor. Why did he/she allow the article to go to print??

      OuWitBooi - 2011-08-02 09:56

      Haffajee will include the newspaper and its editors in her court action. They will see their arses too and I bet there is some frantic scurrying around in the Sowetan offices right now trying to finds excuses.

  • letsee - 2011-08-02 09:11

    Intimidation meeting.

  • - 2011-08-02 09:11

    Just who the flipping hell does ancyl think they are????!!! "DEMANDING" a meeting?!!? As said before....Zuma had better do something about this scourge [ancyl] because, before he knows it, they will have whipped the presidency out from under his very nose and, overnight, will turn SA into a dictator state.....I simply CANNOT believe ancyl gets away with doing and saying as they please????!!

  • JB - 2011-08-02 09:12

    Can someone explain to me the difference between this and when Bullard got canned? Surely the ANCYL would need to demand a meeting with Sunday Times and insist on his reappoinement, being the staunch defenders of freedom of speech that they are? - 2011-08-02 09:55

      The problem [for ancyl] is that Bullard is......white! It truelly is as simple as that. ancyl, over and over again, show just how racist they are!

  • mickh - 2011-08-02 09:12

    I thought the ANCYL was supposed to concern itself with youth matters and not get involved in Zimbabwe,Botswana, newspaper internal matters, etc. At least the ANCYL now shows their racist colours.

      lungile.dimba - 2011-08-02 12:10

      Are you saying Zimbabwe, Botswana, newspaper internal matter, etc. do not involve the youth or they do not have the youth in these countries and professions?

  • Tolerant - 2011-08-02 09:12

    These people can not debate, no use talking to them.

  • Bellakanoose - 2011-08-02 09:13

    Pot Kettle

  • Red30 - 2011-08-02 09:13

    For a moment there, I thought this article was on Clearly the ANCYL has descended into satire.

  • Made_In_SA - 2011-08-02 09:13

    "I want I want...." "Give me give me....." " I demand.. I demand..." The right to entitlement is so ingrained in these nobs they will never get over it..

      Psychotron - 2011-08-02 11:57

      Exactly, they don't understand the meaning of an honest days work to get what you want in life.

  • saliem - 2011-08-02 09:14

    Who reads the Sowetan anyhow and did the hoof league "Request" or "Demand" a meeting? Geesh...

      Independenth - 2011-08-02 09:27

      I do

      onthefence - 2011-08-02 14:01

      @independenth - the words or just the pictures?

      Independenth - 2011-08-02 17:07

      What's that suppose to mean?

  • Grey B - 2011-08-02 09:15

    That is Propaganda at its best!!! ANCYL! What a bunch of idiots

  • Awol - 2011-08-02 09:16

    It started!! the in-fighting between each other. Just let them be (the YL), THEY ARE STARTING TO DESTROY THEMSELVES!! I work with ANCYL supporters and they say that their organisation is becoming a humiliation and thatclear thoughts are not applied anymore. As I have said a while back, I really doubt if the ANCYL or the ANC will not exist in about 10 - 15 years time, unless real leadership is put into the organisation very soon!! Lots of white right wing groups have proclaimed that the black people will destroy each other, whites must just sit back and wait...funny, seems to me it is strarting with full force!!

  • Bok Fan - 2011-08-02 09:18

    Its amazing. These yob league guys are duracell bunnies when it comes to making a gat of themselves.

  • Kareltjie Boshoff - 2011-08-02 09:18

    Only a seriously retarded person would support the ANCYL, who so obviously uses the"race card/distraction" strategy. Real people are TIRED of your rhetorics sweeping up the racists and the simpletons into a cauldron of hate and hysterics. Get a life and get some self-respect! PS. we know you are CORRUPT, Malema - stop hiding, you chicken sh*t!

  • ronmac - 2011-08-02 09:18

    I am a great fan of Ferial Haffajee, and I regard the ANCYL with contempt. But I'm also a liberal - a real one. And that means that principle takes precedence over my personal feelings. In the interests of press freedom, I think the Sowetan is wrong to fire Eric Miyeni. He should be required to apologise for the portion of his article that was personally insulting, because that is the part that oversteps the mark. But he should be allowed to continue writing. The Sunday Times should not have fired David Bullard, and the Sowetan should not fire Eric Miyeni.

      Pixie1984 - 2011-08-02 09:29

      At the end of the day, it is a business decision, not done on a personal point of view. If you bring a company into disrepute, they have a right to cancel your services. Eric should have thought carefully before he sent that column in, he isn't a stupid person ( I think?) and should have also known what public outrage this would have caused. It was inflammatory and libelous. Point.

      Denise - 2011-08-02 09:42

      @Pixie1984 "Eric should have thought carefully before he sent that column in" Dont get me wrong - I absolutely do not agree with his column but why is it just him? Yes he wrote it but they PUBLISHED it! SO either whoever decided to publish agreed with it and should be fired on the same grounds or whoever published it is incompetant and did not even read it first - and so should still be fired!

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-08-02 09:20

    ANCYL shut your pie holes and decide which side of the fence you want to sit on! The Sowetan is about the blackest newspaper around, no right wing about it! "Morally Responsible". Look it up! Shivambu and Foolius are making regular idiots look bad....

      Van-Der-Moodley - 2011-08-02 09:44

      Well said..SOWETAN is the blackest paper in town, nothing to do with right wing. ANCYL has become the untouchables of late, preaching evil on daily basis,whilst the CEO of South Africa [Zuma] is hiding in his closet. God bless South Africa

  • womanpower - 2011-08-02 09:22

    it's become fashionable in South Africa to subject women to abuse. Cases in point - Lebo Mashile attacked by Miyeni, Zuma rape accuser attacked by Malema, Min Gwen Nkabinde-Mahlangu attacked by Fred Kumalo for her looks and not her performance and yesterday Ferial attacked by Miyeni. This has to stop as it corrolates directly to the abuse of women and children through rape and other forms of assault. This country needs a serious wake up call. Women must also stand up and defend other women when these abuses occur.

      Voidall - 2011-08-02 09:28

      But the ANCWL have declared that Julius is their son and they cant wait for him to be president...

      missmazwi - 2011-08-02 09:44

      Fred Kumalo was being satirical (amusing/funny) regarding Gwen Nkakinde-Mahlangu our seemingly corrupt minister of public works. Get a sense of humour please.

  • Debonaire - 2011-08-02 09:23

    Shut your face Shivambu you and Malema are a disgrace to bipeds( Off course I am giving you the benefit of the doubt here)

  • Denise - 2011-08-02 09:23

    lololol! I think this is funny BUT I also have to wonder about them firing Miyeni - after all, he did write the column but the Sowetan actually went ahead and published it! Can anyone spell scapegoat.....

  • Boxxer - 2011-08-02 09:25

    We Want to Nationalize the mines, we Want land distribution with no compensation, we Want Botswana to do as we say, we Want to sing "Kill the Boer", we Want to shut down Twitter, we WANT WANT WANT!!!

  • tootingdel - 2011-08-02 09:25

    The Sowetan should just refuse. it is entirely up to the paper who they do or do not employ. We must stop giving the ANCYL so much attention and the papers should just ignore them - like not turning up to press conferences for example - rather than give them the ridiculous coverage they seek

  • The Third Wors - 2011-08-02 09:26

    hahahaha. no really that's all I have. "demand", "right wing". hahaha

  • GT - 2011-08-02 09:26

    The press should just stop reporting on them. Stop turning up for "press conferences", just stop being the vehicle. Let them buy advertising if they want to spew thier crud at the country

  • Flynn - 2011-08-02 09:27

    The way it seems that the ANCYL rule this country - why on earth are the ANCYL given so much media coverage? Everything supposed to go via the ANC or is the ANC using the ANCYL as a scapegoat, if thats the case, poor Juju boy loves being in trouble

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  • Jarryd - 2011-08-02 09:28

    Since when is the media accountable to the ANCYL...X_X' I demand free cookies!