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ANCYL finds vandalism claim 'amusing'

2012-06-26 14:27

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League in Mpumalanga on Tuesday disputed claims by the Govan Mbeki municipality that it was to blame for vandalism during a recent protest in Secunda.

"The ANC Youth League in Gert Sibande region is utterly disgusted, shocked and amused," the league said.

The municipality said on Monday it would seek R60 000 for damages, allegedly caused by members of the league's local chapter. The league however claimed vandals had damaged public property during its economic freedom march on May 25.

"To date we have not received any communiqué from the municipality or its lawyers," the league claimed.

It intended informing all the march's participants of the municipality's demands as soon as it had received formal communication.

Municipal spokesperson Themba Motlhankana said on Monday permission for the march was granted - on condition that the league and its participating members take responsibility for any destruction of property.

A fence was damaged, the seat of a tractor was set alight, and the windows of an Isuzu truck were smashed. The screen of a petrol pump was vandalised and the windows of a security guard's shelter were also broken.

"The individuals who caused all these damages cannot be positively identified... [therefore] the municipality will recover the loss suffered from the Gert Sibande ANC Youth League," Motlhankana said.

Comments
  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-06-26 14:42

    Glad that they find the destruction of property as amusing. They are also calling for land-grabs, which must be downright hilarious for them. Would death of civilians also add to their mirth. They really are a laugh-a-minute this ANCYL. Unfortunately we do not need comedians in SA politics, we need serious politicians that will add value to our democracy. We do not need any destructive forces.

      Ntuthuko M Simelane - 2012-06-26 15:05

      this is not the ANC i grew up loving ang rioting for...definitely,this is not the one,

      Rob.Trianglem - 2012-06-26 15:08

      All fine and well but the politicians are saying the whites own everything. They will pull the wool over everyones eyes just so the masses will detest us even more as they have no access to news and computers etc. Shame poor Patrice and Tokyo and Matthews must be feeling a bit broke>

      Raymond - 2012-06-26 15:46

      Vernon, these guys are not politicians. They are little wannabes with absolutely no idea. They purely shout what the uneducated masses want to hear, they have nothing to offer.

      MagdaKus - 2012-06-26 15:49

      @ Ntuthuko M Simelane- my ANC colleagues/friends sometimes express similar sentiments. I am not an ANC voter- so my opinion probably counts for nothing with ANC/ANCYL- but I appeal to any ANC supporters to try get the party on track. Otherwise it has no business governing this country.

  • Hermann - 2012-06-26 14:45

    Good for you guys, blame adults for the damage - ach shame.

      sithembiso.nevil - 2012-06-26 16:23

      Fact the leaders are to be blamed, instate of telling this deployed concelors to give service n do physical evaluation to all wards and stop this thing of jst deploying anyone and use married system for cancellors, they attact our leader and remove them to power becose thy r scared of them to mangaung.

  • jofouche - 2012-06-26 15:09

    Mr Malema, how do you feel about the fact that the first man onthe moon was white? Malema: you whites think you are clever, the first black man will be on the SUN!! Reporter: but mr malema you will burn away with heat........Malema: HAI SHUTUP WENA!!!! WE WILL GO IN THE NIGHT!!!

      sithembiso.nevil - 2012-06-26 16:12

      Let me tell u, if its a jock hah hah, if ur white its fine I understand dat u can't give up, but u will neva do anything abt my president( Malema), but if ur black shame on u, ur d same as those r blacks but joined DA, during whites time they neva cretisise one of their brother just enjoying the wealth of this country.

      Irene - 2012-06-26 19:03

      sithembiso ~ No wonder you don't have a job, you can't even spell boy.

      charnelle.bester - 2012-06-26 22:47

      I feel so cretisised.

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-26 15:18

    Once again the true colours of these little militant racists emerge. What is the real purpose of a YL? Can they not do anything constructive for SA?

      sithembiso.nevil - 2012-06-26 16:30

      This country is a democratic country, buddy the youth league is there to ensure that the freedom charter is the youth also benefits on it taking all isues to the anc nec eg issues such as economic freedom n unemployment

  • Johnnys_Place - 2012-06-26 15:20

    I find the ancyl amusing !!

      Johnnys_Place - 2012-06-26 15:42

      hehe... 1X thumb down = 1X ancyl reader. Hey wena, go work for that R60000 that your organization owes !!!

  • norman.depluhm - 2012-06-26 15:58

    Amused? You silly billies really have grown too big for your boots. Man up and take responsibility, just like the unions being responsible for their riot damage. You cannot claim to be a group and act as one voice when it suits you, but when someone breaks something say 'eish that wasn't us'...

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-06-26 16:41

    OF COURSE they would find it amusing. This is why we call them them the ANCYL KINDERGARDEN. If they were adults, they would accept that they are in the wrong. But what did we expect, just a bunch of liars, who will lie and look you straight in the eye. arrogant bastards.

  • johann.vanryneveld - 2012-06-26 18:34

    What a bunch of slimy vomit they are not good for anything not even compost they will let the plants die.

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-06-26 19:12

    And they continue to loot and murder as they run this country to the ground, the arrogance is pittyful.

  • prieurp34 - 2012-07-03 23:19

    Except for destroying what ever is in their paths and acting like escapees from Chimp Eden, what has the ANCYL one for the youth?? How many houses has the league build for their people, how many people have they fed? How many black families have they supported financially? How many youths have they uplifted by building youth centres or sport fields?? Yet that fat f@ck, JuJu lives a wealthy lifestyle and wears clothes more expensive than the car I drive! But blame it on the whites!!!!No wonder you find the word ANC in cANCer, its a bloody decease not a cure!

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