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ANCYL defiant over Malema

2012-04-15 22:20

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League on Sunday insisted suspended Julius Malema continue as their leader, in open defiance against an order from the parent body.

Leaders of the national executive committee (NEC) of the ANCYL met in Johannesburg to discuss Malema's summary suspension after calling ANC president Jacob Zuma a dictator, while his appeal against a permanent expulsion was still pending.

"The NEC agreed that ANC Youth League president [Julius Malema] should continue participating as a president of the ANC Youth League and perform all his functions as a president, because the decision to temporarily suspend has not been officially communicated to the ANCYL as a structure of the ANC," the body said in a statement.

Malema on Thursday appealed his expulsion from the ANC, which found him guilty of sowing divisions within the party.

The young firebrand has greeted his expulsion on February 29 with his usual defiance, accusing president Jacob Zuma of "dictatorial" behaviour, prompting the party to issue a gag order and bar him from all ANC activities.

He also ignored that order, appearing last weekend at Easter services for the ANC.

Court

Malema has already vowed to challenge his expulsion in court if he loses the internal appeal.

The ANCYL called for a "political discussion" to "amicably resolve the misunderstandings".

"The ANC says that the ANC Youth League is not charged, but the utter refusal of ANC leadership to meet with the ANCYL suggests that the ANCYL is charged and being banished for reasons which we still do not understand."

The case is seen as a test of Zuma's authority within the ANC ahead of its December conference at which he will seek another five years as party leader.

Given the ANC's huge voter support, retaining the party leadership would virtually guarantee him a second term as South Africa's president.


Comments
  • Smell - 2012-04-15 22:45

    The best thing that probably could happen is for the ANCYL firebrands to split away from the ANC. The worst thing for everybody, though, would be if the ANCYL type "ideas" (well proven to be a failure in Africa since the uhuru of the 1960s) gain traction in any way.

  • Dave - 2012-04-15 23:08

    WISHI WASHI , HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR YOU FOOLS TO MAKE A DECISION?

  • Bongeka - 2012-04-15 23:32

    This ANCYL and ANC or Malema and Zuma saga is a never ending story,according to what I see unfolds in front of me almost everyday.What went wrong?Can somebody tell me?Because this looks like blackmail exists between the two. I thought the president or should I say mother body ANC was showing or disciplining kids about how to behave.But these kids now keep retaliating and it looks like the mother body has run out of ideas.Can somebody explain what's going on here?I think somebody owes that explanation to the country.

      Luviwe - 2012-04-16 00:35

      @Bongeka, I got your apology about what we were discussing yesterday bro and it was accepted no hard feelings, at the end we all humans. About this one I think someone owes something one amother and the other party does not want to pay the dues. These guys have got backroom deals.

      sindiswa.zixesha1 - 2012-04-16 05:01

      In deed u correct bt 2 me de is knw way u cn say 2 do dis den u do de opposit ANC de is no longer leaders they ar jst Thungs dat hide in our butiful loving movement

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-04-16 06:51

      Sindiswa; Is that English?

      Sekalf - 2012-04-16 07:51

      XXX Todays 'Donkey of the Blog Award' goes to Sindiswa Zixesha from East London. A fantastic contribution to society - ...if anyone can make out what she is trying to say... Ha Ha Ha

  • www.hephzibah.wapsite.me - 2012-04-15 23:47

    Malema's been expelled ! What part of it don't they get ?

      Sean - 2012-04-16 00:25

      According to ``them`` rules only apply when it suits those imbeciles !!

      Peter - 2012-04-16 03:20

      Just sulking

  • zipho500 - 2012-04-15 23:52

    And so the circus continues.....................

  • garethchrp - 2012-04-16 02:54

    Why do they keep saying that Malema is "young", He is a grown man for goodness sake, stop calling him "young" as if that is a reason for him to make poor decisions. Since when did the "Youth" league stop being about "Youth" anyways?

      Sibusiso - 2012-04-16 06:47

      In the ANC politics he is young

      Zahir - 2012-04-16 06:49

      He has the ability to think like a child that is why he is still youth

      Zahir - 2012-04-16 06:56

      He has the ability to think like a child that is why he is still youth

      Ian - 2012-04-16 07:29

      wrong zahir, most children have the ability to makes some correct decisions eg the difference between right and wrong, fatkid hasent a clue

  • Christopher - 2012-04-16 05:40

    I'm juju supporter n i am asking him 2 step down s ANCYL president 4 the sake of his life n 4 the interest of Zuma supporters.As 4 Anc pls don't play the man play the ball by not expelling juju n also take away the membership.U{ANC)rather expel him n leave his membership card alone or u worried that he may sound 4m the roof if u don't took everything away

  • Joe - 2012-04-16 05:51

    ...blinky n da brain again,swimming very slowly..lol

  • Andrew - 2012-04-16 06:07

    The ANC has degenerated to such an extent that it cannot control structures that they created and it seems as if the tail is wagging the dog. This whole debarcle has reached the stage where they are no longer credible and I wonder if this has impacted on foreign investment flows into the RSA. Unless firm and decisive action is taken and soon the country will lose more chance of obtaining credit and investments.

  • Andile - 2012-04-16 06:11

    This is the greatest circus ever and they are all keeping it up.

  • Adrian - 2012-04-16 06:37

    Vote DA

      Sibusiso - 2012-04-16 06:45

      I'm scared they might make the western cape an independent state and all the refugees will be kicked out

      Karl - 2012-04-16 06:49

      No Da...I rather not vote at all.

      Sibusiso - 2012-04-16 07:03

      Jaja don't use offensive language, its wrong to swear in public and people won't take your arguments seriously if you swear

  • Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-04-16 06:37

    again........ Malema, wake-up editor man, i think we had enough now.....Malema Malema Malema Malema until when kanti...........?

  • Karl - 2012-04-16 06:47

    It is a lesson,nextime ellect someone who is intelligent and educated,who can read and write...i remember on my childhood,if u sellect someone sturbon for foodball captain,when its time to solve arguments with mr revr,he would hold the ball underarm and say ''i won it or lets fight''

  • Karl - 2012-04-16 06:47

    It is a lesson,nextime ellect someone who is intelligent and educated,who can read and write...i remember on my childhood,if u sellect someone sturbon for foodball captain,when its time to solve arguments with mr revr,he would hold the ball underarm and say ''i won it or lets fight''

  • Mashudu - 2012-04-16 06:51

    Not Suprised, they r all Brainless.

      esethu3 - 2012-04-16 07:13

      yOU are Brainless

      Collen - 2012-04-16 10:50

      yes you are brainless

  • Zahir - 2012-04-16 06:52

    This ancyl is a circus what did they do for the youth ? They need a new name YCFW - young comrades fighting for wealth

  • Zahir - 2012-04-16 06:56

    This ancyl is a circus what did they do for the youth ? They need a new name YCFW - young comrades fighting for wealth

  • Sibusiso - 2012-04-16 06:59

    Zuma fought this war wrongly, killing the general of the opposition army doesn't win you a war, he was supposed to cut lose the whole ANCYL, and we all know that is not possible. The mother body underestimated the size of juju's guns, this is the guy that made more than 5000 South africans walk from JHB to PTA. Unfortunately to silence the fat boy u going to have to remove the whole leadership of the ANCYL, from the regional leaders, provincial to the national leaders.

  • Sibusiso - 2012-04-16 07:00

    Zuma fought this war wrongly, killing the general of the opposition army doesn't win you a war, he was supposed to cut lose the whole ANCYL, and we all know that is not possible. The mother body underestimated the size of juju's guns, this is the guy that made more than 5000 South africans walk from JHB to PTA. Unfortunately to silence the fat boy u going to have to remove the whole leadership of the ANCYL, from the regional leaders, provincial to the national leaders.

      thabani.alfred - 2012-04-16 07:48

      I disagree,its da ancyl which is undrestimating the power of our movement n thy wont get anywhere with this..watch ths space

      Tibos - 2012-04-16 09:05

      Zuma wz ill advised nd underestimated de power of yl, those guyz r advised olso by ada top bras of de anc, hs tested nw,

  • Sidney Gilroy - 2012-04-16 07:04

    Keep on pushing ANCYL ! Keep on devouring any substance or composure you had left. For the way you fight now, ripping yourself apart and jumping into the flames...so will the ANC of the future. For you are their future. The ANC will still rule SA for a maximum of 10 years before it implodes in it's own stink and rot. The voters are neither blind nor stupid.

  • esethu3 - 2012-04-16 07:21

    I am a Political Science and Public Administration Student at UCT. Whenever I come to News24 and read the comments I get amazed at the level of disgust most WHITE and some Black have for the ANC. I must NOTE; the ANC has had some had time; and this happens for any political party even those in the WEST. But going far as saying people in ANC leadership are BRAINLESS and the ANC has failed this country shows something on its own. As far as my Lectures are concerned the ANC has done allot for this country. PEOPLE NEED TO STOP HATING ON AFRICAN LEADERS.

      Brett - 2012-04-16 07:29

      You should have chosen a different field. Woodwork perhaps?

      Sibusiso - 2012-04-16 07:30

      Is it not funny that the people that say ANC is a failure say so while in a Gautrain

      esethu3 - 2012-04-16 07:37

      Sbuda exactly. I am not defending the ANC. But this Public outcry is an overstatement.

      Tibos - 2012-04-16 08:58

      I agree wt u bt u cnt xpct us 2 b silent wen we c corruption taking over nd current leaderz waistn tym fightn 4 power, while our ppl r hungry nd unemployed.

      mbali.patala - 2012-04-16 09:59

      I'm a young working tax paying woman who is also a post graduate student. We voted for the Anc to be in government. So they are civil servents and should serve us. But we just see corruption getting out of control. No one wants to account. Medical and education system in tatters. Paying ridiculous tax. They want 2 meddle with the Judiciary and gag the media. Not forgeting Tenderpreneur but the list goes on. Our leadership need to do introspection.

  • Gert - 2012-04-16 07:22

    "The ANC Youth League on Sunday insisted suspended Julius Malema continue as their leader"--Did the whole of the ancyl vote on this or did just a few hijack the YL to say this? If the whole ancyl said so then they will all be suspended and then they can actually form their own breakaway political party.

  • Bongani - 2012-04-16 07:30

    these boys must know that they are not above the ANC.The youth league cannot exist without their mother body,hence the decisions of the mother body are binding to them

      Rob - 2012-04-16 22:53

      The tea lady right now is a front runner which can hardly be said of Julius Malema. It was a big mistake to keep J.Z. waiting at the stadium. J.Z. just had to leave enough rope lying around. Personally, I had great hopes for Mr.Malema. In a parallel universe he is not seduced by bling and "rich stuff" and is also squeaky clean on the ethic front, his ticket being not Botswana, or mines, but corruption, nepotism, cronyism and press freedom. Just think of the numbers of people who would have followed Juju to Pretoria on that ticket! J.Z.would now be on the rack! However, all is not lost. If he resigns from the A.N.C. he can become a guest speaker at rallies, joining with COSATU and the D.A., taking the youth with him against the media bill, J.Z.s potential dictatorship, and corruption. Up, up and away!! Oops, sorry, forgot about the Hawks.

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-04-16 07:42

    I don't know why the ANCYL children are so concerned - with the spineless way the ANCorruption are handling fatboy, he will no doubt be in the position forever, because no-one in the ANCorruption has the balls to stand up to this pariah.

  • muriel.proudfoot - 2012-04-16 07:51

    ..Malema..yesterday's news.We all know he is a moron and the ANC wont do anything to get rid of him. We get it - so Please focus on other news!

  • Albert - 2012-04-16 08:06

    malema knws sumthng among those leaders dat is y he is so tlktive he knws no1 wud act agaist hm including our xhosa prsdnt

  • Lekgwakgwa - 2012-04-16 08:24

    TIME TO CHANGE MEMBERSHIP GUYS AND VOTE DA 2014

  • Ally Rhandzeka - 2012-04-16 09:06

    am nt suprsd.thy a all corupt and useles.i dnt rmember any of th ancyl leader sayn any thng abt eductn or job creatn or coruptn bcous th fatass only thnk abt thmself

  • Eric - 2012-04-16 09:53

    Like anything there are Procedures. The ANCYL is a arm of the ANC. The ANC suspended Julius Malema but has not "officially informed" the body about this. Would this not be the correct Procedure to Write to the NEC of the ANCYL so that it is official. This whole thing is about Parent Child fight.

  • Collen - 2012-04-16 11:00

    Statements by mthembu are regarded as "The ANC said..." while statements that charged PRESIDENT JULIUS MALEMA are regarded as Malema statements then they resulted in expulsion. We are not fools, we are not playing and our time will come. We are not blinded and we will root out tribalism. WE ARE NOT HAPPY. MALEMA WAS VOTED UNOPPOSED THEN WHY SHOULD ANC DETERMINE OUR LEADERSHIP? ACCORDING TO ANC CURRENT LEADERS, WHAT DOES AUTONOMOUS MEAN? WE AGREE ANCYL IS PART OF ANC BUT IT IS AUTONOMOUS FROM WHAT? THE YOUTH LEAGUE SHOULD MAKE STATEMENTS ONLY AFTER zuma the dictator APPROVED THEM? THEN WE WERE NOT TOLD AND FOR THE PAST 100 YEARS WE NEVER SAW THAT. 100 YEARS PAST AND NOW ALL OF A SUDDEN THE ANCYL IS WRONG FOR MAKING ONTRIBUTION. FEW IN THE ANC ARE FOOLED.

  • alfred.willie - 2012-04-16 16:26

    I just want to say- viva bantwana bakatambo. The decision you took on sunday regarding this Thorn issue was so encouraging and perfect.\r\nMaqabane, we felt so disturbed by the ANC taking this kind of action while the country is facing crucial challenges.\r\nThe youth league and cosatu are the only organisation that are able to challenge anything wrong from whoever. But we can seen that cosatu get reluctent when it is among the alliance.\r\nHowever, the youth league is not the first time to woke the elders from deep sleep. Like during the apartheid is the youth who made the country to be ungovernable and brought the vampires regime to negotiations while the elders were reluctent and scared.\r\nPatriots, mna and many other comrades who doesn't have resources to be on this platform sithi, THE TRUTH must prevail NOMAKANJANI, even if it mean to loose life.\r\nThe people must govern !\r\nThe people must share !\r\nThe land must be shared among those who work on it !\r\nThere must be houses, security and comford!\r\nThe doors of learning and cultures must be open for all!\r\nThis country belong to all who live in it.\r\nViva bantwana bakamandela.

  • angeladebra - 2012-04-17 09:08

    This just shows how corrupt and incompetant the ANC Government is. When does the ANC leadership get a back bone and discipline once and for all Malema and put a stop to his crap - or is this just showing that they are scared of him and that there is no actual moral values or ethics within the ANC. But then look at the example they are folowing in Jacob Zuma!!!!!

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