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ANCYL has crossed the line, ANC says

2011-08-01 15:42

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League has crossed the line in its comments on bringing out regime change in Botswana, the ANC said on Monday.

"The ANC would like to totally reject and publicly rebuke the ANCYL on its extremely thoughtless and embarrassing pronouncements on 'regime change' in Botswana...," ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

The ANC also distanced itself from the ANCYL's contention that the African Union and Southern African Development Community (SADC) had veered off the African agenda.

"This insult and disrespect to the President (Honourable Ian Khama), the government and the people of Botswana and a threat to destabilise and effect regime change in Botswana is a clear demonstration that the ANCYL's ill-discipline has clearly crossed the political line," said Mthembu

The ANCYL had announced that its national executive committee would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties.

It believed the Botswana government was "in full co-operation with imperialists" and that the government was undermining the African agenda.

Strong democracy

Mthembu said this was a total deviation from and an affront to ANC policy.

"The ANC has no policy of effecting regime changes anywhere in the continent and or in the world, and therefore it is totally unimaginable that the Youth League of the ANC can even think of such, let alone lead and put such in the public domain."

He reminded ANCYL leaders and members that its constitution described it as a "mass organ of the ANC" which functioned as an "autonomous body (not independent) within the overall structure of the ANC".

"The ANCYL's life and body politic is based on the political and ideological objectives of the ANC," said Mthembu.

"It is not the political and ideological objective of the ANC to undermine any African leader, government or leadership institutions.

"The ANC has very good relations with the government and the people of Botswana, forged over many years of our liberation struggle and we continue strengthen these relations towards our common goals of reconstruction and development of our respective countries."

Mthembu said if it were not for Botswana and other countries in the region, South Africa would not be a democracy today.

"The ANC respects Botswana’s sovereignty and its strong democracy.

"We also respect the freedom and the right of the Batswana to elect their own government. We equally respect the choice of the people of Botswana to be governed by the Botswana Democratic Party."

Complexity

Mthembu dismissed the ANCYL's criticism of the AU and SADC, saying both bodies were "strong" and performed their functions "with distinction" particularly with regard to advancing the African agenda.

"Contrary to their [ANCYL] observations, these two organisations are not in decline; instead they remain in the forefront of continental peace and security efforts from Zimbabwe and Madagascar, to Somalia and Sudan, as well Libya and Ivory Coast."

Mthembu said the ANC regretted that the ANCYL did not understand the "complexity" and the differences between the situations in Libya and the Ivory Coast.

"We encourage the new leadership of the ANCYL to familiarise themselves with the facts relating to these two countries, especially the relevant UN resolutions, AU decisions, as well as government information that has been put at their disposal."

He said it was not in the "culture" of the ANC to "destabilise" its neighbours and the party respected their sovereignty.

ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu could not immediately be reached for comment.

Comments
  • ProudofPink - 2011-08-01 15:46

    Good heavens! The ANC has spoken!! WOW! What woke them up?

      bentz5000 - 2011-08-01 15:49

      A cold shower

      O-Kay - 2011-08-01 15:49

      Slapped him down... I sense a split coming up in the ANC, the count down begins!

      Grayman - 2011-08-01 15:53

      Yes ProudofPink, they have 'spoken'. Nothing else. Just 'spoken'... because they had to. Botswana is a strong democracy and President Ian Khama is not afraid to speak out and get things done.

      Jvandm - 2011-08-01 15:53

      Perhaps the alarm bells finally found a way through their thick sculls.

      KjustK - 2011-08-01 15:56

      IT LIVES !!!!!!

      Pictureof - 2011-08-01 15:59

      When the ANC disagrees, they speak out, when they agree they shut up?

      Onnest - 2011-08-01 15:59

      @bentz5000 - classically funny...well said

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-01 16:05

      Whahahahaha....the fat little turd is getting a hiding from its mother....this will either end well or very bad

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-01 16:07

      Where are all the trolls...i want them to witness this hiding of their great man lol

      willieman - 2011-08-01 16:12

      Is this a miracle.Let ANC leave this people to go into Botswana.They will be arrested charged with treason and executed.Men and women in ANC are just BLOODY COWARDS in facvt they are sellouts,only interested in accumulating wealth for themselves.WAKE UP MENSE this administration is dead

      AA - 2011-08-01 16:14

      @THE.SRG. But it always seems to end with some public statement. If members are damaging the reputation of the organisation and the country disciplinary action is needed, lets see if the ANC has the guts to deal this these idiots effectively. They are a total embarsement.

      jowza - 2011-08-01 16:16

      time to cane the youth

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-08-01 16:22

      Don't speak out against neighbouring countries, but preach hate towards your minority kinsman all you want. No surprises.

      Creeky - 2011-08-01 16:22

      About all the ANC can do.... is 'distance'...

      nvl - 2011-08-01 16:23

      Hahaha this proves my theory that the ANC is dancing to the tune of Britain! Bet you they would not say anything if it was Mozambique or Namibia!

      Mink - 2011-08-01 16:26

      Uh oh, I think someone with a shower on his head got a phone call from a very angry Ian Khama, telling him to reign in his little boy or somebody would do it for him.

      za101 - 2011-08-01 16:26

      So Malema wants to steal Botswana diamonds now

      lenandiv - 2011-08-01 16:28

      I think Our President the Honorable Ian Khama did not take kindly to his remarks.. hope he gave them an earful!! Idiot!!

      Politicallycorrect - 2011-08-01 16:28

      Let them go to Botswana. The death penalty is still in effect there!

      Rastus - 2011-08-01 16:35

      Why did they go and do that! It would be a pleasure seeing the gallows becoming operational again - they aren't to rusted!

      Herdsman - 2011-08-01 16:36

      ...now all of a sudden they have something to say, the ANC is now clearly behind everything else Malema says, our crossroads similar to Zimbabwe's is very close...

      Joe_Public - 2011-08-01 16:38

      Who cares? They are just trying to divert attention away from their JuJu pet. They don't want JuJu to get hurt. He's their little stoepkakker that makes a lot of noise. LET'S NOT FORGET THAT JUJU MUST FACE THE MUSIC FOR CORRUPTION. HE MUST BE INVESTIGATED!

      Greg - 2011-08-01 16:49

      Too little too late!! The horse has bolted. The ANC leadership is an embarrasment to the true spirit of the movement. No leadership standards worth noting, no diplomacy skills apparent. I strongly suspect a number of ANC big wigs are on Mugabe's payroll. The Marange / Chiadzwa diamonds have been driving his agenda in the region for sometime. Could it be that a certain trust fund is a beneficiary? He who pays the piper calls the tune ........

      Mad Hatter - 2011-08-01 16:55

      MMMMmmmmcchch.... SWAZILAND . .. .mmcchchhh.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-08-01 17:10

      There are other important areas where the ANCYL need to be rebuked as well...get with it ANC!

      nvl - 2011-08-01 17:12

      Cameron probably phoned Zuma and said:  "Keep your dog off my lawn!! " Lmao

      michaelx - 2011-08-01 17:19

      VIVA THE ANC SPLIT-COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU SOON!!

      Together - 2011-08-01 17:24

      I am pleased that they've seen fit to respond, and I hope that it will be more than just a "you're naughty" statement. Apparently the ANC is the last group in the whole of Southern Africa to notice that this youth league is an out-of-control destructive group.

      AJLB - 2011-08-01 17:29

      They just found out that Julius is GAY, and now they don't know what to do about it ! The cupboard has opened up !

      safferoverseas - 2011-08-01 18:03

      Lets hope Malema is one of the team to go, and lets hope they are arrested on treason charges once they cross the border.and then lets pray botswana still carry out the death penalty. oh joy! oh happy day!

      AA - 2011-08-01 18:06

      @Together. Perhaps he needs to be extradited to Botswana for incitment to overthrow the government, one would think it is a treasouness offense. They have laws there that could deal with him in the appropriate manner. It will never happen, but just saying

      GDuvenhage - 2011-08-01 19:00

      The Botswana Defence Force!

      Sean - 2011-08-01 19:23

      the real question is - Will Malema actually consider himself chastised?He has already promised the government he will ensure no support come the elections next year

      sipholess - 2011-08-01 19:53

      Maybee this will make it all better, NNNNNOOOOOOOOTTTTTT. South Africa is dead. All the will in the world can never change the ANC or the outcome. It's comming and there is nothing the tax paying citizen's can do about it.

      Spyker May - 2011-08-01 20:50

      Well spotted Vlooi.., The Aids invested, mutinous, Umkhonto we Siestog gibbons, who would have overran Usain Bolt as they scrammed at the mere mention of the SADF, who wipe themselves out with their own anti-aircraft guns, who’s best pilot is one of the koeksister tannies, who have still not figured out what side of the submarine goes at the top.., will not see lunch time against the Botswana Army (under the shadow of the British Army, well shall we say Nato...). Even the threat of destabilising another country can be taken as an ‘act of war’. It is one thing to make yet another braindead attempt to divert attention away from the obvious, but it is an entire different matter, to stoop to a level of stupidity so absurd that even the globe’s biggest ‘band of idiots’ (viz the ANC) regard it as going too far. These zombies are so continentally dense, they do not know that they do not know.., but I am beginning to like the ANCYL..! Hell, ye – I am the ANCYL’s newest biggest fan. They must go and destabilise Bots. Don’t listen to all these rabid Imperialists. Take all the ANCYL members and followers with you; take all Ema Mallelema’s millions of feckless parasites with you. Go,go..! Amandla, Amandla, Viva, Viva, go, go, go..!! THERE IS A GOD..!!!

      FearoPhobia - 2011-08-01 22:13

      @Spyker May - preach on brother!

      debrakayestylist - 2011-08-02 04:03

      like and share: Moeletsi Mbeki for President on facebook if you have had enough of this kak

      tryanything - 2011-08-02 05:45

      Plenty of other places to go and help Zim Swaziland etc

      IBI - 2011-08-02 05:50

      The ANC is actually embarrassed by the ANCYL placing their (the ANC's) long term policy "in the public domain". Watch out ANC, you are being outclassed by little brother!

      nvl - 2011-08-02 06:50

      Whatever people dismiss my comment if you like, but really, the relationship between SA and Britain is very complicated and their political and financial influence in SA and on our current government is huge. Just dig a bit, I bet you will find tons of very interesting info.

      nvl - 2011-08-02 07:41

      Just can't get my head around this one!  It is the very first intelligent thing the ANC have said in 17 years! Why? Is it to protect Britain's interest in Botswana?

      scorpio - 2011-08-02 09:28

      They crossed the line about three years ago friggen nitwits

      AngelD - 2011-08-02 11:53

      Who remembers the anoying thing? Doesn't the ANCYL remind you of that thing hehe!!!

      Mariana - 2011-08-02 12:52

      @Lenandiv: "Our President the HONORABLE Ian Khama" What a privilege to address your leader with so much respect, I envy you...

      De_La_Rey - 2011-08-02 13:05

      What do you call Malema in a tree with a briefcase? A Branch manager.

      De_La_Rey - 2011-08-02 13:08

      How do you stop Malema from drowning? Take your foot off the back of his head.

      De_La_Rey - 2011-08-02 13:13

      What was the worst 5 years of a Malemas life? First grade.

      apie - 2011-08-02 13:23

      They only spoke because he insulted a brother african state. Threatening to kill whites is okay though.

      apie - 2011-08-02 13:23

      They only spoke because he insulted a brother african state. Threatening to kill whites is okay though.

      apie - 2011-08-02 13:24

      Eve Malema may enjoy the spanking. Kinky gay bastard.

      Organist-1 - 2011-08-02 13:58

      Nothing will wake them up. They are so deep in the mudpool that they can't see the rim. They gave birth and supported the ANCYL agenda --- and now it's turning on the parents? So what's new. we see this arrogance in Hollywood all the time. Only difference is that this is not Hollywood -- this has become a lying circus. They are too scared to do anything about it. All gabble and no action.

      Tebza - 2011-08-02 14:55

      They are trying to cover up their cowardice that if they sanction Malema's entourage to Botswana, they will have to do so to Zimbabwe and thats not what Zuma will ever try to think.

      Max Headroom - 2011-08-02 15:04

      What woke them up? Self-preservation. If the YL can mobilise for regime change in Botswana what's to stop them doing it here too?

  • Uthando - 2011-08-01 15:47

    "This insult and disrespect to the President (Honourable Ian Khama), the government and the people of Botswana and a threat to destabilise and effect regime change in Botswana is a clear demonstration that the ANCYL's ill-discipline has clearly crossed the political line," said Mthembu Hello sunshine, where have you been?.... THEY'VE BEEN DOING THAT ALL ALONG!!

      SuperCal - 2011-08-01 16:14

      How will they tame the dragon? 100 bucks say Ju ju will start his own political party before the next election.....

      Grayman - 2011-08-01 16:22

      @supercal: You'll lose your 100 bucks. Malema doesn't have the balls to start a new party. The people who vote ANC do so because they know nothing else. They are like babies born in jail - they don't know any better. Jube-jube can start a new party but a lot of the voters will still put their cross next to the ANC because that's what they have always done and always will do.

      MandlaSithole - 2011-08-01 16:25

      SuperCal, you are on!! I say he will be in line for a minesterial position like his predecessor. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Moeletsi-The-President/205134709529957

      Mink - 2011-08-01 16:30

      @SuperCal - I would take that bet. Ju Ju is nothing without the ANC, and he knows it. There are lots of idiots out there, but only one has been elected to lead the youth wing of the ruling party and is thus the heir apparent.

      Seanred - 2011-08-01 16:30

      @SuperCal: A party or a p*ss up he cannot do.

      Shivermetimb - 2011-08-01 16:33

      The question is what will those cowards that run the ANC do about it?

      za101 - 2011-08-01 16:41

      IF South Africa attacks Botswana, Obama will blow us out of this planet

      Vlooi - 2011-08-01 16:45

      @za101 - I'm already on my way to volunteer for service in the Botswana defence force

      Virginia - 2011-08-01 16:47

      I personally think that things are getting to hot for him in good old SA and he is looking for a new pastures and place to reside, move his millions into Botswana and live like a king without any questions asked, and keep his little puppy dogs doing his dirty work in South Africa.

      Uthando - 2011-08-01 16:54

      I feel a sense of irritation mixed with nausea when they say "ACYL 'has' crossed the line". Only now they call them to order cause they're piss scared of a country run by a President who knows what to do with a problematic issue (or person). They dont 'distance' themselves from anything. This is their way of protecting their overgrown fat pig! He cant do it himself, cause anything he spews from his chubby hole will only make matters worse!

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-08-01 17:06

      Seems like the ANC doesn't care if the ANCYL disrespects us South Africans

      Met - 2011-08-01 17:25

      Like in Zimbabwe, a split is always a possibility, but as in the case in Zim, the radicals will hang on to power. The radicals with nothing to offer, will turn to the uneducated masses with the race card. They have nothing else to offer a thinking electorate. The blue print is there- the writing is on the wall. But too many are clinging to the vain hope that they are reading the writing incorrectly

      Wizard101 - 2011-08-01 18:23

      Have you guys seen pig,kakman or any of the other trolls?Nowhere to be found to try and save their beloved cANCer.

      cliffarc - 2011-08-01 22:46

      - A mere slap on the wrist - too little too late - the tail continues to wag the Dog.

      capetonian - 2011-08-02 08:08

      Amazing how this idiot Malema sees nothing wrong with the way "Mad Bob" treats his citizens and destroys their economy, but finds fault with a country that, as has been said, a stronger currency then ours! I mean, how many Botswana citizens have migrated here as opposed to Zimbabweans...!!

      Eric - 2011-08-02 08:32

      These guys are to corrupt to do anything correctly, all actions taken by them are doomed to fail.

  • Peacock - 2011-08-01 15:48

    Has somebody grown some balls??

      onthefence - 2011-08-01 15:57

      no, they just realised that Malema has man boobs

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-01 16:12

      no bro...their balls went right up into their stomach when they heard malema threatening some one they cant take on

      Bok Fan - 2011-08-01 16:21

      No. A blue bulls supporter stapled his bakkie's spare set onto the nearest anc lamppost.

      Ron - 2011-08-01 16:32

      That will only happen if they do more just talk. Action speaks louder than words. We all know that.

      Seanred - 2011-08-01 16:32

      Zuma said nothing, and will continue to be a mute fool.

      johan - 2011-08-01 19:00

      ZUMA HAS NONE. I DOUBT IF HE HAS BUDDIES LEFT. MALEMA HAS ALLREADY LEFT THE SHIP. THAT PIET AND MBEKI HAS STIRRED A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME. SA COULD STILL BE SAVED.

      IBI - 2011-08-02 05:57

      Yes, copper balls, when swinging it goes .. Oer-an-go-tang!

  • vuvu - 2011-08-01 15:48

    the ANC YOUTH LEAGUE are lost causes

      Creeky - 2011-08-01 16:24

      They, ANCYL, are the DOWNFALL of South Africa!

  • zulufox - 2011-08-01 15:48

    Impale the lot...

      fragtion - 2011-08-02 03:56

      xD rofl

  • tkotze - 2011-08-01 15:49

    Impressed ANC, you actually spoke out against ANCYL!

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-01 15:54

      Someone handed them a strap-on Backbone.

      DW - 2011-08-01 16:05

      He reminded ANCYL leaders and members that its constitution described it as a "mass organ of the ANC" which functioned as an "autonomous body (not independent) within the overall structure of the ANC". - so do we take it that all the previous rubbish that they spew IS in fact ANC policy? Fantastic that you have put them in their place now, but why only now?

      ZotBot - 2011-08-01 17:02

      It's just window dressing. They support them and their racist communism.

  • Bravo - 2011-08-01 15:49

    Hahahaha - what a joke. The dog has finally woken up to the fact that the tail was wagging the dog. This is a classic!!

  • Francois - 2011-08-01 15:50

    And what will come of it? LOL

      gazzaz - 2011-08-01 15:59

      F-ALL

  • ratex - 2011-08-01 15:50

    Unless I am mistaken, the ancyl is not a political party? So why does the anc entertain them? Who the hell do they think they are (ancyl) to make politcal remarks about how countries are being run? The sooner you get rid of malemenema, the better. He is a cancerous lump that needs to be removed from soceity.

      dean369@24.com - 2011-08-01 16:29

      You forget that the ANC relies heavily on the youth league for votes... And they won't bite the hand that feeds them...

      Together - 2011-08-01 17:27

      Sure - as opposed to taxpayers, and 40 million peace-loving mothers, fathers, grandparents and kids. Weird that anyone would think that this bunch apparently hold the "power" - kind of like mafia protection rackets. Wish our SARS had an Elliot Ness to take down the Capones.

      johan - 2011-08-01 17:54

      THIS FAT BOY IS COMPLETELY OVER THE TOP. HE WANTS TO CORRUPT A PERFECTLY GOOD NATION (BOTSWANA). THE ONLY PEOPLE HE CAN CORRUPT IS THE YOUTH IN SA WHICH THE ANC HAS ALREADY CORRUPTED. NOW THE ANC WANT TO LET HIM STEP UP TO THE PLATE---------------SPILT MILK I AM AFRAID.

      Stevie - 2011-08-02 10:19

      The ANCYL is a political party: the ANC. They are one and the same.

  • JBP - 2011-08-01 15:50

    Scared to upset such strong neighbours,,,,,

  • LloydSix - 2011-08-01 15:51

    Bout time

  • jono46 - 2011-08-01 15:51

    Where is the president of South Africa does he not have a tongue???? His silence is worrying, he is supposed to be leading the country!!

      dyllon.leigh - 2011-08-01 15:53

      The President is tied up in court with a notorious drink-spiller!

      unconformity - 2011-08-01 15:57

      Jeez Jono46, one day at a time. The boss he is busy, very busy, very very busy.

      amdisgusted - 2011-08-01 15:59

      Sitting and THINKING, that's all he can do! What's happening with the Cele and Nkabinde story, NOTHING!!!!!!!!!

      onthefence - 2011-08-01 15:59

      He's having a shower - be back soon

      PB - 2011-08-01 16:34

      And remember, he has to go sort out problems in other countries -- it is being asked way too much to expect him to actually do something in and for South Africa - that would not get him airtime on SKY-news etc.

      Paul - 2011-08-01 16:40

      @ Jono46 You are right. Zuma is leading Unfortunately all of us down the garden path

      Kenno - 2011-08-01 16:48

      He is very busy....shagging some other friends daughter!!!

      ZotBot - 2011-08-01 17:03

      Zuma is a smiling puppet for the people. He doesn't lead anything or anyone, the ANC's NEC does. Zuma is the current poster child. The only thing he's good at is breeding and eating.

      johan - 2011-08-01 17:55

      LEARNING WOODWORK.

  • dyllon.leigh - 2011-08-01 15:51

    It's about time! I smell a potential Coup...

      sonet.vd.westhuizen - 2011-08-01 16:30

      I agree.. I have been smelling this COUP for a while now!.. Just looking at the comments on ANCL followers on F/Book should REALLY scare the crap out of the ANC! Now ANCL followers are being TRAINED on US the tax payers money?? http://www.rapport.co.za/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/AfriForum-DA-vra-oor-jeugkorps-20110730 NOT only do they intend a COUP but also to wipe out Whites! I am very certain they are behind the KILLING of FARMERS in this country as well!! DO they NOT realize that FARMERS play a vital role in supplying of FOOD in a country?? Without THEM(Farmers) we are ALL DOOMED to STARVATION??? JUST IMAGINE us THE(TAXPAYERS)GETTING SLAUGHTERED by those who were paid during their training with our taxes??! I have been following public posts of many ANCL followers for a while now! They have NO intention of living in a Rainbow nation in peace and harmony!! I am also SURE that those VIOLENT ATTACKS & CRIMES on White Afrikaners in the Boksburg, Spring and Benoni areas committed by gangs of 30 men dressed in overalls, coming in by train between 14h00-15h00 in the afternoons as stated by Police is ALSO their doing! WHY is NOTHING said or done about attacks on White people in SA?? Whites has been targeted since 1994.. killed of daily and NOTHING is SAID or DONE???

      Ryan Tunney - 2011-08-01 16:50

      Sonet, stop catching a panic. We're dealing with morons here. Nothing to fear about these dingbats.

      ZotBot - 2011-08-01 17:04

      @ Dyllon, from your lips to God's ears ...

      Antoinette - 2011-08-02 12:00

      Sonet, just a bit histerical there......sounds a bit more like a brainwashed idea being replayed there.

  • Born To Fish - 2011-08-01 15:51

    Fire them!!!! comaan get some balls!!!

      tryanything - 2011-08-01 17:44

      Fire them with a firestone

  • Sniper69 - 2011-08-01 15:52

    Clearly the left hand doesnt know what the right hand is doing. I recommend marriage counselling ANC! Work on your communication, listen to each other, respect each other and for goodness sake, stop the boys nights' out to the neighbouring countries! Unbelievable.....

      capetonian - 2011-08-02 08:15

      Sniper69 - No, they are still in kindergarden - take away some of their "pocket" money. I would love to see those morons forced to go out and make a real living, like millions of his fellow citizens have to. I think Malema's star will start to dim soon....

      biskit - 2011-08-02 08:52

      They must be given room to play remember

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-01 15:52

    Me thinks the ANC might be starting a little "let's distance ourselves from the youth league a teeny bit" crusade......due to the various 'swords' hanging over the ANCYL's 'leaders' collective heads. The sad thing is: it took a direct threat to a neighboring country for the ANC to even comment...yet the blatant threats to fellow South Africans were ignored. Bunch of soft c**ks.

      bakkebul - 2011-08-01 16:20

      Exactly!! They worry more about Botswana's toes being stepped on than farmers being killed and "Kill the Boer" songs being sung!!

  • FRpower - 2011-08-01 15:52

    LOL,ANC does'nt seem to understand the ANCYL is completely embarassing them,i think its time Malema gets some old school style jacks from the Principle.

  • greenpea - 2011-08-01 15:52

    Absolutely pinky by quickly appealing this statement, does it mean that they agree with the ANCYL on all other matters being thrown around? scary stuff..

      Pupuzela - 2011-08-01 16:10

      Exactly my thoughts...

      Together - 2011-08-01 17:28

      I know - strange that this is the only problem the ANC has with the youth league.

      ex-pat - 2011-08-02 16:19

      Not really strange when you read up on Botswana - they don't take any nonsense from anyone.

  • rosemari - 2011-08-01 15:53

    The masters have spoken but will the children listen........I doubt it...they are already a law until themselves

      rosemari - 2011-08-01 16:09

      |sorry......spelling error should have read "unto" and not "until"

      Together - 2011-08-01 17:51

      I'm pleased that they've seen fit to respond, and I hope that it will be more than just a "you're naughty" statement. Apparently the ANC is the last group in the whole of Southern Africa to notice that this youth league is an out-of-control destructive group.

  • greenpea - 2011-08-01 15:53

    Absolutely pinky by quickly appealing this statement, does it mean that they agree with the ANCYL on all other matters being thrown around? scary stuff..

      Grant - 2011-08-01 16:33

      Yup they have nothing to say when the ANCYL sprouts hatred against whites but insult their neighbours and they have something to say. Looks like the ruling party values neighbours over its own citizens!

  • jock - 2011-08-01 15:53

    it is of no use rebuking the ancyl regular wild statements,do something about it

  • SimonP - 2011-08-01 15:53

    So calling all whites criminals, condoning murder and extreme self enrichment through crime did not cross the line. Says a lot about the ANC's true agenda.

      Jillian - 2011-08-01 16:29

      Exactly! But fook me, don't spill a drink on showerhead then there's hell to pay. I think JuliASS is our secret weapon. He is like a pathogen that is slowly making the body ill and will lead to its eventual demise.

  • Mad Dog - 2011-08-01 15:54

    And the great little country, Botswana, does the trick!! It has got the anc to say something strong!! Congrats to Botswana and I think that the ancyl should offer an immediate public apology on South African and Botswana TV! And then the ancyl should fall on their swords!

  • Kabous - 2011-08-01 15:54

    LMFAO, I dont see any trolls commenting on this one yet!

      dyllon.leigh - 2011-08-01 15:58

      I haven't really seen the Trolls commenting on any of malemas stories today... perhaps they too are embarrassed??? LOL!!!

      lollie sue - 2011-08-01 16:07

      maybe there aren't any

  • DW - 2011-08-01 15:54

    He reminded ANCYL leaders and members that its constitution described it as a "mass organ of the ANC" which functioned as an "autonomous body (not independent) within the overall structure of the ANC". - so do we take it that all the previous rubbish that they spew IS in fact ANC policy? Fantastic that you have put them in their place now, but why only now?

      vattamarco - 2011-08-01 16:12

      I have to agree with you. Have all the outlandish statements made by the ANCYL been ANC policy then? I was also beginning to wonder whether the ANCYL has become the mother body of the ANC and not the other way around as it should be. I also don't see the point as to just reprimanding the ANCYL and leaving it at that.

      Wes - 2011-08-01 17:07

      My exact thoughts DW

      TaniaS - 2011-08-01 23:30

      Would that be the "mass organ" raping this country?

  • Ryanbrew - 2011-08-01 15:55

    Interesting how the ANCYL talk about democracy and the choice of people, until the choices of those people disagree with their "values" or ideology. They attack the Sovereignty and democracy of Botswana, which BTW, is the least corrupt nation on our continent and is ranked 33rd (out of 178 nations and territories) in the world. We are ranked 54th in the world!

  • onthefence - 2011-08-01 15:55

    When the ANCYL leader cannot pass wood work don't expect him to follow politics too well either - plus the ANC created the fat little ball of snot - now they should try to deal with him

  • KjustK - 2011-08-01 15:55

    Juliass "Hitler" Malema...

      Wes - 2011-08-01 17:09

      The difference between Hitler and J ass is that Hitler did do a lot of good as well

      omrisho - 2011-08-01 17:35

      @ wes... like?

      Nico Fourie - 2011-08-01 20:27

      He commited suicide remember !!

      darkwing - 2011-08-01 20:28

      Volkswagen

      VargVikernes - 2011-08-02 08:56

      Building the Autobahn system...

      100%RSA - 2011-08-02 12:05

      @omrisho: the Germans invented the jet engine

      ex-pat - 2011-08-02 16:22

      Wes - WHAT? Volkswagen, autobahns, jet engines - what a genius Hitler was, and all the time pretending to be no more than a house painter.

  • mskittylicious - 2011-08-01 15:57

    How long do you think it'll be before the ANCYL breaks away from the ANC and forms it's own party?

  • Boerseun - 2011-08-01 15:59

    Why must Julius Mallema run his mouth every time something in Africa gets discussed? Why can you not mind your own business?

      Boerseun - 2011-08-01 15:59

      It's a good thing that the ANC is for a change not backing Mallema.

  • koos.kroep - 2011-08-01 15:59

    LOL!! Tail wagging the dog. Sure sign of poor leadership in the ANC. What a patetic bunch of people - no backbone, no moral fibre. Everyone’s afraid that they might get the boot, so no one takes proper leadership decisions. Really this hilarious!!!

  • gooseneck - 2011-08-01 16:02

    Viva the real ANC...i think

  • Buzz - 2011-08-01 16:03

    Wow, this is about time!

  • lollie sue - 2011-08-01 16:03

    wow

  • Ed - 2011-08-01 16:03

    What??? The ANC has eventually woken-up to the fact that they have a bunch of pschopathic kids amongst themselves. When Juju made the comments, it was only a matter of time before it became an international incident. Yet still the little a55hole can still go along and slander whites, blacks and just about any other South African that he wants! Why is the little 5hit allowed to get away with the racial disunity that he is causing in this beautiful country of ours? Shoot the little fat ba5tard and lets then move forward... hahaha.

  • Mgayi - 2011-08-01 16:03

    Eish , Juju and his "POLOTICS" !!!!!

  • samzaG - 2011-08-01 16:03

    it is strange that in that conference, respectable senior members of the anc were there the likes of Deputy State Pres together with Cyril Ramaphosa and Mathew Phosa, sad for ppl who were in this circus organised by Floyd Shibambu

  • vince muller - 2011-08-01 16:04

    But you still back them hollow heads.

  • Hamrammr - 2011-08-01 16:05

    The ANC kept quiet when the ANCYL pushed for Nationalization, they kept quiet when the ANCYL promoted the killing of whites,they kept quiet whenever the league polarized races in our country, but they only crossed the line now with the Botswana remark?! I sense that all the beforementioned were and still is approved by the ANC bigwigs except for the leaque's stance on Botswana?

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-01 16:23

      very correct there sir.

  • TamaraSays - 2011-08-01 16:05

    You created the beast, and you gave it free rein. Now that the time has come, the beast has turned, and is biting the hand that feeds it - literally. Will you now have the guts to do what is necessary to stop the beast from destroying everything around it? Hope so, but not overly optimistic.

  • chris.khanye - 2011-08-01 16:05

    Another proof that Malema can be bought and he's now doing Mugabe's dirty work against Botswana. He doesn't want to destabilize only SA but the whole continent. Malema is an agent of doom!

  • 24JD - 2011-08-01 16:06

    Well done Jackson Mthembu ! The ANCYL is a disgraceful bunch destroying all that the ANC stands for. Time to let the kids go so that the MEN can do their jobs.

      one-way - 2011-08-02 09:00

      Eee-jack-you-late!

  • hendrik.baird - 2011-08-01 16:06

    NOW they say something...?

  • Red30 - 2011-08-01 16:08

    Well done ANC! We thought you were on holiday...

  • Fedup - 2011-08-01 16:08

    Do you think Malema will be called in again and his wrist smacked or do you think the ANC will be firmer with him this time

  • sganja - 2011-08-01 16:09

    Ancyl has spoken and they won't be told by anyone.Jackson Mthembu is next he must go next year.Viva youth league viva.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-01 16:25

      go my friend,go with malema to Botswana to teach them hahaha...so you can get the smack you deserve over there

      Felix - 2011-08-02 08:06

      1st Troll!!!! You get a cookie.

  • pcpcoetzee89 - 2011-08-01 16:09

    Has Fatboy, Floyd and their fellow "intelligensia" ever being "in line" ... Jackson? Seems as if they have been "crossing the line" too many times! Seems as if they are actually LEADING the "fearless old comrades" these days ... or what am i saying Jackson?

  • Sisie - 2011-08-01 16:09

    And what will be done about it? Nothing once again. Floyd will start by saying that is was taken out of context - once again. Especially as the ANCYL have taken credit for the uprising in Egypt, and probably elsewhere, the ANCYL and the top leadership of such had better watch out. They might be worshiped here but else where they are ridiculed and assassins abound every where, because someone will take them out. They think they are Gods, but have no concept of when opening ones mouth try not to put both feet in at the same time.

  • Tolerant - 2011-08-01 16:09

    The have crossed the line on many occasions since 2008.

  • Mart - 2011-08-01 16:11

    The ANC must disband ANCYL and let us see if these 'young guns' can survive on their own steam. They are like a leach drawing the very lifeblood out of an organisation that is always promising much but is being hamstrung by it's weak and corrupt leadership.