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ANCYL bemoans media reports

2012-04-12 14:17

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League bemoaned reports on Thursday about the outcomes of its national working committee (NWC) meeting held earlier this week.

"What is apparent from the reports... is that some bitter individual who lost debates in the NWC misled newspaper journalists on what the outcomes of the NWC were," ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement.

"It is now getting clearer to the ANCYL on who is interacting with the media as a faceless source [sic]."

He said this was because the reports reflected the arguments of an individual who lost all the debates at the meeting on Tuesday.

Latest suspension

The Times and Sowetan newspapers on Thursday quoted unnamed sources, saying that some NWC members raised concerns that they had endorsed suspended ANCYL leader Julius Malema's presidency until 2014.

This was before the recent suspension and therefore the national executive committee had to ratify the decision.

According to the reports, other leaders who supported Malema wanted the NWC to pronounce their support for him but they were defeated, and the matter was referred to the NEC meeting which would be held on Sunday.

The ANC's national disciplinary committee suspended Malema for calling Zuma a dictator. This was a temporary immediate suspension.

‘Publically exposing the mole’

The conditions of the suspension prohibit him from exercising any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee.

Shivambu on Thursday said the ANCYL would "publicly expose the mole" who had given the information to the newspapers.

The league would publicly announce the outcomes of its NWC meeting on Monday April 16, after its NEC meeting.

"Any information communicated via the media before that time will be misleading and should be treated with contempt and disdain," said Shivambu.

Comments
  • ludlowdj - 2012-04-12 14:37

    now here's a group of children who actually deserve to be beaten.

      Vince - 2012-04-12 14:50

      I agree but why is the media still giving them the free airtime! Please stop we need real news now, like, "MALEMA AND FLOYD SHOWN THE DOOR TO POLITICAL WILDERNESS!!!"

      John - 2012-04-12 15:32

      shut up floyd you and juju are not wanted anymore, please catch the hint.

      Kelly - 2012-04-12 16:50

      But mr jm was nt deserved 2 be suspnd,he was nt making a mastake,coz b4 he speak he thnk b4,i cnt stop love tht guy he is my rollmodel,he cnt even change his mind even he come bck by 2014,so they must wait 2 suspnd him again,they wil be their job 4ever,tht's nt a gud solution of mr malema 2 be suspnd him,he breatsfeed with a matured blackwoman

      Pat - 2012-04-12 17:16

      let the beating begin with Showerhead..dae grootkop is full of corruption and no plan of action.

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-04-12 14:47

    Who cares about what Floyd has to say, we need a new educated, informed, honest and respectful leadership in the ANCYL going forward. The leadership who are more concerned about burning issues concerning youth i.e. Unemployment, education and empowerment not entitlement not the one that's gonna be concerned about issues like the regime change in Botswana,self enrichment and personal vendettas.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-04-12 15:28

      Amen, Mbuyi,

      Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2012-04-12 15:35

      @ Kenny I'm in my 30s and would have loved to serve the interest of the youth but I think there are more than enough capable to take the league to greater heights its just that they are marginalised within the organisation.

      eleanore.hill - 2012-04-12 15:39

      Completely agree. Next up would be teaching people if they couldn't be bothered to get educated, or stay in school, jobs won't come tumbling out of the sky.

  • Piet - 2012-04-12 14:48

    rather bemoan your uselessness

  • James - 2012-04-12 14:48

    Who is the ANCYL ??? Who the hell cares .Please news24 stop reporting on people that should not be making statements about anything. isnt he fired yet alongside his partner???

  • E - 2012-04-12 15:07

    Shame, the real world is hard, hey ...

  • sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-12 15:15

    oh come on, who really gives a toss.

  • Gerald - 2012-04-12 15:26

    Flo Shivambo please do what you told the journalist to do

  • Rose - 2012-04-12 15:30

    I HOPE IS NOT JACKSON MTHEMBU HE LIKES PUBLICITY AND A POWER MONGER.

  • Scouter - 2012-04-12 15:40

    News24 - I really do think that you should recognise that nobody is really interested in what the ANCYL thinks or has to say about anything. The lack of comment here should at least tell you that.

  • Jabulani - 2012-04-12 16:20

    DA has a youth league. I wonder what they have done for Western Cape youths? Thinking...

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-12 16:39

      At least Western Cape youths are vandalising everything. They seem calmer and more disciplined than the ANCYL hooligans.

      J-Man - 2012-04-12 17:06

      @ CD...you might wanna rephrase that..

      Scouter - 2012-04-12 17:19

      That is the funniest comment I have seen for a long time, J-Man

  • Jacques - 2012-04-12 18:07

    Give your opinion about the ANCYL at www.thetimo.com and see who agrees with you!

  • Collen - 2012-04-12 18:49

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH ANC LEADERSHIP? WHAT ARE THESE COMRADES DOING TO THE ANCYL? MOTLANTHE WHAT IS GOING ON UP THERE? WHY DESTROY THE YOUNG ONES? WHAT IS YOU PROBLEM UP THERE COMRADES?\r\n\r\nUNBAN OUR YOUTH LEAGUE AND BRING BACK OUR PRESIDENT BEFORE WE SAY IS TOO LATE.

  • Rendani - 2012-04-14 05:40

    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • appolloaquila - 2012-04-14 14:35

    Mr. Malema - Please dont forget what all South African's were promised - just a little reminder - We, the people of South Africa, Recognise the injustices of our past; Honour those who suffered for justicaen d freedom in our land; Respect those who have worked to build and develoopu r country; and Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity. We therefore, througho ur freely elected representatives, adopt this Constitutiona s the supreme law of the Republic so as to- Heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights; Lay the foundations for a democratic and open society in which government is based on the will of the people and everyc itizen is equally protected by law; Improve the qualiiy of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person; and Build a united and democratic South Africa able to take its rightfill place as a sovereign state in the family of nations. May God protect our people. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika. Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso. God seen Suid-Afrika. God bless South Africa. Mudzimu fhatutshedza Afurika. Hosi katekisa Afrika

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