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ANCYL has right to march - ANC

2011-10-26 20:56

Johannesburg - The ANC said on Wednesday it supported the rights of the ANC Youth League to march for "economic freedom".

"We don't have a problem with the youth league marching... We think that they have the right like any other organisation in the country to march," ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.

"We have received assurances from the youth league that they will control the matter and deal firmly with any agent provocateurs attempting to derail the march."

Mantashe said the march was not against the ANC government and was not linked to the party's 2012 elective conference.

The party held a meeting with the league on Monday to discuss the issues around the march and held a further "elaborate engagement" on Tuesday.

"The leadership of the ANC Youth League took full responsibility for the march and whatever consequences that may arise there from," Mantashe said.

"There was an agreement that the ANC Youth League should do everything in their power to avoid anything that will embarrass the movements."

Mantashe said the league's willingness to accept the alternative routes for the march and the denial of the Union Buildings for the night vigil was reassuring.

"All of this dispels the myths that this march in principle is meant to be disruptive," he said.

Comments
  • John - 2011-10-26 21:04

    In 1993 3 top South African communists went to Russia ( not USSR anymore ) and were told that the central control economy of Stalin did not work. The "national democratic revolution" (NDR) central control of the economy of Julius Malema DOES NOT WORK.

  • Delusion - 2011-10-26 21:04

    The ANC eagerly supports the march of the ANCYL to march against themselves? Are we dealing with delusional idiots here or is this a clever deliberate attempt to bamboozle us??

      Vusi - 2011-10-26 21:18

      Hahahahaha............so true Delusion. Have you ever heard of insanity of this magnitude? Are we all dreaming or is this really happening to us?

      Herman - 2011-10-26 22:59

      So mister malemmer is marching for "economic freedom", I say let's compare his bank account with those he's marching with...and then talk about "economic freedom".

  • John - 2011-10-26 21:07

    I also have the right to march! Down the tollgates! Out the tollgates!

      Vusi - 2011-10-26 21:29

      John, lease a chopper and all the tollgates will go away. Just kidding John. But speaking of tollgates, how do you like the idea of our new Gauteng roads being funded by overseas investors and now they have a nightmare getting the Gauteng Premier to honour the promises made back then? Foreigners have to come improve our road networks for the Fat Cats to run wild with flashing blue lights?

  • Vusi - 2011-10-26 21:12

    Pity the people behind this march has a whole different agenda! Wonder why the students are electing to attend classes and not join this march?????? Maybe we know focussing on our studies is a far better option than hoping some sensationalist will REALLY get some economy going in this country. But how will he achieve that when he has nationalised the whole place and flies with his mentor to Hong Kong for shopping?

      boatmedic - 2011-10-26 21:45

      Vusi for President!!! AYOBA!!!

  • Ian - 2011-10-26 21:38

    ugh who the f cares wht you lot do

  • nspaynter - 2011-10-26 21:47

    My problem is giving the right to people to disrupt the lives of others. Surely other people have rights too? Why don't they hire a stadium and they can march around in the stadium where they are not a nuisance to others? Or find an old disused road they can march along, or perhaps build a special road in each city that can be used for marches. And that also goes for cycling and running races using public roads.

      Vusi - 2011-10-26 21:53

      No Sir, that won't work for the Crown Prince. If an isolated location is used then he won't grab the news headlines every night at 7. The media are as stupid as the ANC. He is playing them all like a fiddle!

  • Victor - 2011-10-26 22:21

    Economic freedom?? Under the ANC government, a billion Rand oer year is stolen??? Isn't that enough.. How much more do these idiots want to steal. Ever heard about work for what you want???

  • Paul - 2011-10-26 22:25

    viva Vusi viva !!!

  • Heinrich - 2011-10-26 22:30

    "ANCYL has right to march" Well, that's a start. Now all they need is a left. ANCYL has left to march. O goody ! Did you say Mars? ANCYL has left the right to march. Did anybody see that Mc Bride character try to march? He marches with one leg and one arm.

  • Nikki Bodenstein - 2011-10-26 23:40

    Always marching, striking, causing havoc and destroying our community. Bunch of idiots with no culture, brains or common sense.

  • Serame - 2011-10-27 07:03

    i total support the march,Julius malema is exercising his political mandate to look after the interests of the south african youth..This march is neccessary to remind the government of their promises and targets..Viva economic freedom in our lifetime Viva

  • Tlou - 2011-10-27 09:00

    ANC is swimming in a pool of darkness.How could you allow your own child to revolt against you.Why can't you sort out your differences behind close doors.This never happened in the history of the African National Congress.The ANC is becomong the laughing stock in its own government.

  • Tlou - 2011-10-27 09:23

    Mr. Malema and his buddies are are not fighting for the poor but for their own benefit.They want nationalization of mines for they will have full control of mines and continue getting tenders for themselves and friends.People will realize it later that they have been fighting for wrong reasons and by then Mr Malema and his buddies will be far away enjoying themselves.

  • manqoba.heromen - 2011-10-27 21:16

    jk

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