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ANCYL takes exception to veterans' remarks

2011-03-03 22:20

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League has taken "exception" to remarks made by uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) about league president Julius Malema.

ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said on Thursday that it had "learnt with regret" that MKMVA had accused Malema of making "irresponsible allegations" about Zuma's relationship with the wealthy Gupta family,

"The ANCYL takes with exception the remarks made by the MKMVA regarding the president of the ANCYL," Shivambu said.

MKMVA chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe said at a press conference in Johannesburg on Thursday that Malema and "faceless ministers" had made "irresponsible allegations" about Zuma's relationship with the wealthy Gupta family to try and score "cheap political points".

"The president of the ANCYL has never referred to the Gupta family in relation to the president of the ANC at any point," said Shivambu.

He said Malema had "at all times raised issues of genuine interest" that were critical to the masses.

"There have been consistent messages raised as we move towards the local government elections that those who stand to be elected are cautioned not to dispense patronage and ensure that the priorities of the ANC are the priorities of our people.

'Irresponsible rambling'


At the press conference, Maphatsoe said the MKMVA viewed Malema's outburst on the Gupta issue as "irresponsible rambling meant to score cheap points against President Zuma at the expense of the ANC".

"We are singling him out because of the statement he made in the media.

"We are unhappy with the way he issued the statement."

Malema, who turned 30 today (Thursday), had said that "those in power" should not abuse their office to benefit their friends and immediate family.

He was speaking at the launch of the ANC's 2011 election manifesto at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg at the weekend.

"We cannot sit back while families enrich themselves in the name of freedom," Malema said.

His comments came after weekend newspaper reports about lucrative business deals entered into by President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane and the Gupta family.

The association's spokesperson, Ike Moroe, also commented on Malema's behaviour.

"He is not a troublemaker," Moroe said. "He talks on his feet and in the process he doesn't think properly."

Comments
  • thinker - 2011-03-03 23:31

    That's it Julius, who is the mkmva to talk to you like that!!! show no respect

      B line - 2011-03-04 07:40

      Great thinking

  • Macho Mike - 2011-03-04 00:09

    Julius "Woodworm" Malema only has two problems in life - everything he says, and everything he does.

  • urbanice - 2011-03-04 00:30

    @ mike i wouldnt consider those qualities problems. As they make him the grate leader that he is.

      Macho Mike - 2011-03-04 01:12

      The neurological processes by which such recognition and interpretation are effected is your definition of perception urbanice. Hitler was also a great leader, but not someone i would like to have known.

      Shadoz - 2011-03-04 10:14

      urbanidiot you must have failed school to hey? but who needs school when you can get everything for free. Why work hard like us white people that get up early everyday and work our butts off so we can pay our taxes and help give you free things. get the chip off your shoulder and wake up. JM is gonna destroy this country just you watch. then when all the whities have left who is gonna give you free stuff then?

      Other Justin - 2011-03-04 11:12

      Ya, and my dog is going to start sh1tting gold bricks........

  • Kevin Rack - 2011-03-04 04:25

    What is going on in the ANC? The ANC's factionalism is spreading to the SAPS, Public prosecutor and Metro police. We have even seen the Army and Police clash as well as ANC members vying for power attack each other. Now we have MK and ANCYL at each other too. ANC what the hell are you doing to SOUTH Africa?????

      Blikskottel - 2011-03-04 06:55

      Screwing it up even further as terrorists have always done. The were fighting terrorists then and are simply economic terrorists now.

  • onetickie - 2011-03-04 05:19

    says the "mouth" who himself is decked out in expensive attire, flashy watches, cars and social gratification .....

  • Blikskottel - 2011-03-04 06:53

    We take exception at the existance of the ANCYL.

  • Bradley - 2011-03-04 06:58

    he may "talk on his feet" but this monkey-brain fool sure as hell cant think on his feet, but then its not his fault, monkey's cant really think, can they? they can be devious and mischievous though

  • Alwyn - 2011-03-04 07:05

    Cross malema with a vuvuzela,it forms a vuvulema the worlds most anoying sound

      Podgette - 2011-03-04 07:44

      Brilliant!! I dislike both equally - lots of hot air and noise while achieving nothing but irritation :)

      Shadoz - 2011-03-04 10:23

      whahahaha nice thats pretty funny

  • Law Abiding - 2011-03-04 07:13

    The ANCYL is supporting Malema fully. Seems like the ANC is not just devided along racial lines, they are devided along age lines as well. How many ANC's are there actually? What is amazing, is that all these conflicting groups exists under the ANC flag. Why don't they admit the truth and find their own names. At least the voters will know where to draw the mark on the ballot sheet. Youth at Malema Youth League. Middle age at ANC Militant veterans at MK The rest of South Africa at DP

      Podgette - 2011-03-04 07:46

      Doubt many would vote ANCYL as a single entity. Many ANC followers are loyaly voting for the ideal of years gone by - Mandela's era. These young bucks are just in it for personal gratification and shitstirring.

      Markus N - 2011-03-04 08:19

      DP? Damn, and here I thought I should be voting for the DA. Now I am going to have to rethink......

      Law Abiding - 2011-03-04 09:47

      @ Markus N. The above comment is to highlight the internal devision of the ANC. I purposely did not put DA on the list as the ANC propaganda writers could use my comment negatively. If they did comment about the DP, they would simply make arses of themselves.

  • feppie - 2011-03-04 07:16

    When is Malema joining the veterans :)

  • John - 2011-03-04 07:42

    He still thinks better than Hendrik Verwoerd, JB Vorster, Pik Botha, DF Malan, etc. What do you think?

      Felix - 2011-03-04 08:11

      I doubt it, but I do think you are being childish.

      blondetopaz - 2011-03-04 09:39

      you are being childish. somehow i thing HV, JB DF, etc passed woodwork. your comment makes no sense. he is the choclate version of the above mentioned.

      nobodyneedstoknowme - 2011-03-04 09:42

      He thinks about the same

  • Hardtalk - 2011-03-04 07:49

    Dirty washing in public, the pot calling the kettle black. The ANC & ANCYL what more do I need to say. Perhaps two word BOTH CORRUPT.

  • jiamalunga - 2011-03-04 07:56

    What is the cut-off age to be in the youth league? 30 is a bit old aint it? Maybe he will still be youth League president when he is 50...

      Hardtalk - 2011-03-04 08:20

      Ancyl Constitution The ANCYL shall: 1. Strive to rally the youth of our country to support and unite behind the ANCYL and actively participate in the struggle to create a non-racial, non-sexist, united, democratic and prosperous society; ANC Youth League Constitution. 1. Membership of the ANCYL shall be open to all South African Youth between the ages of 14 and 35 who accept its policy guidelines, aims and objectives as referred to above. 4. Members shall join the ANCYL only once, and membership shall lapse when a person turns 35 years. CODE OF CONDUCT OF THE ANC YOUTH LEAGUE B. CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES 2.2.2. Sexual assault, sexual harassment whether verbal or physical or the physical abuse of women or children or in any other way seriously offending the dignity of all members; You need to read all of it, but be sitting down or fall of your chair laughing. The leader needs to read it for sure. Try “verbal sexual assault” Called the leader of the D.A. a prostitute. Try “non-racial” He is the biggest racist in SA. Try “democratic and prosperous society” He sure is, has his hands in the till like the rest. One law for one, one law for another. Don’t do as I do, do as I say.

      BilboBaggins - 2011-03-04 10:06

      Jiamalunga: good question about age. The second question is what, exactly, the ANCYL does for the people of SA??

  • Keaton - 2011-03-04 09:57

    The ANCYL...a press conference a day. Why do journalists go to this rubbish? Are they lazy? Easy news? Who cares about Julius and Floyd's bromance??

  • THX1148 - 2011-03-04 10:01

    Julius is now 30? At what age does he stop being "Youth"?

  • BilboBaggins - 2011-03-04 10:03

    Let me guess - it is because the Gupta family is not Black? Now if their surname was Malema it would be just fine, wouldn't it? ANCYL - what do you guys actually DO?????????????????????????????

  • Kyle - 2011-03-04 10:15

    Not this clown again! why do we give him all this media attention?

  • urbanice - 2011-03-04 11:01

    @ shadoz your ignorance is clouding your judgement, this is not about being black or white and with regards to blacks needing help from white people, that was never the case. all that we demanded from you was to have what originally belonged to us

  • kaz - 2011-03-04 11:02

    Besides Malema having the mentality of a child, you got to wonder what he is still doing as the president of the ANCYL at 30! Not a youth anymore is he.

  • Other Justin - 2011-03-04 11:11

    LOL! Julias 'the poephol' Malema and the African National Circus Youth Lazyasses are really a laugh a week. Every week they get dumber and dumberererer......

  • carlokie - 2011-03-04 12:46

    AHEM "Johannesburg - South Africa is a democratic country and people are entitled to their opinions, government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said on Friday."

  • REALIST - 2011-03-04 13:02

    "those in power should not abuse their office to benefit their friends" that's really rich coming from this sack of horse manure... this is classic... pot calling the kettle black...

  • VuyosWors - 2011-03-04 14:33

    Military Veterans? So throwing a brick or planting the occasional pipe bomb made them part of some mythical military organisation?

  • lydia christenson - 2011-03-04 15:32

    OH Julius - shut up!!!! Just shut up.

  • Mordred - 2011-03-07 10:50

    Malema is just sour grapes because he is not being enriched like all the other fatcats and their families. Please, Duduzane, help enrich Malema as you have enriched yourself.

  • Justin - 2011-03-08 15:58

    For a good time call 555 55 55

  • Bambanani - 2012-03-14 23:17

    viva mkmva

  • Bambanani - 2012-03-14 23:18

    is floyd still the spokeperson of the youth league

  • Laccy - 2012-03-15 09:54

    julius keep quiet if you have nothing to say or not sure what to say that nonsense and keep people busy who are not intersted on your stories.

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