ANCYL to discuss way forward

2012-05-03 10:31

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League is to hold a national executive committee (NEC) meeting this weekend to decide on the league's future, the SABC reported on Thursday.

"We are going to have an NEC [meeting] over this weekend and we are going to inform the nation of the direction of the Youth League," league deputy president Ronald Lamola said in Cape Town on Tuesday night, the broadcaster reported.

He said the ANCYL was not in crisis following the announcement of the expulsion of its president Julius Malema from the ANC on April 24.

"The Youth League is not a crisis and we are convinced that through political engagements and through processes within the ANC... we will be able to support the president of the Youth League, comrade Floyd, [and] comrade Sindiso Maqaga."

Disciplinary action

Spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and secretary general Sindiso Magaqa were also suspended from the ruling party for three years and one year respectively.

Malema was originally suspended for five years for sowing division in the party and for bringing it into disrepute. He was found to have done so by unfavourably comparing the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma to that of former president Thabo Mbeki, and for remarks on bringing about regime change in Botswana.

He unsuccessfully appealed, but was granted leave to present evidence in mitigation to the ANCs national disciplinary committee. However, on February 29 it announced the sanction against him was being increased to expulsion.

He again appealed and it was this appeal that the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeal (NDCA) dismissed on April 24. The NDCA also dismissed an appeal by Shivambu.

Like Malema, Shivambu was found guilty of sowing division and bringing the ANC into disrepute. He was suspended from the ANC for three years for swearing at a journalist and for issuing a statement calling for a change of government in Botswana.

Magaqa's appeal against his suspension was also dismissed, but it was reduced from three years to one year with immediate effect. He was ordered to vacate his position. Magaqa was punished for making derogatory remarks about Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Initially, his suspension was contingent on him apologising to Gigaba within 15 days. Magaqa apologised to Gigaba in a statement sent to the media on March 10.

  • mholthuysen - 2012-05-03 10:36

    Yawn.... and in other news "Oupa sat on the stoep and let out a loud poep!"

      Rob - 2012-05-03 11:05

      Disband & go and find real jobs ! Now THATS the way forward. Useless bunch of parasites.

      John - 2012-05-03 11:07

      and then checked his undies and found a stripe of malema

      Renny - 2012-05-03 11:15

      We don't care, stop reporting about the ANCYL, this is not news!

      Sharon - 2012-05-03 11:18

      @ Rob, and they can take the useless NYDA with them! I can just picture them standing in a line with 1000 other people all applying for one job..

      rbphiri - 2012-05-03 11:52

      This should serve as a warning to the ANC that they need to put a tight leash on the youth league, before they embark on further brainless parades in their so called fight to establish "change" - more change for their pockets. But their lack of moral fibre can be attributed to the ANC, after all Julius stated that he inherited certain mannerisms from them. The way forward is to replace the league with adequate young politicians capable of executing their duties, the same should apply with the ANC.

      Rob - 2012-05-03 12:19

      Lol @ Len....Too good !

  • Smile - 2012-05-03 10:37

    WHAT? It's obvious that the ANCYL are a sinking ship. Their loud mouthed bigiots are not even catching the publics attention anymore.

      Smile - 2012-05-03 10:40

      Go and work for your land troll!

      Smile - 2012-05-03 10:44

      Smell like a troll. Act like a troll. Writes like a troll. And quakes like an ANCYL retard! You are a troll through n through!!! STFU and get out.

      randomhero6661 - 2012-05-03 10:59

      shame, these fools and the one above are on the way out, i also want land but i will purchase it like a normal human being! Tsek!

      Deon - 2012-05-03 11:17

      Taking something without compensation is stealing in my book (even if you steal "stolen property"). This is criminal behaviour.

      Bryan - 2012-05-03 11:18

      @Dubula.. Get a life, get a job and then maybe, just maybe you can then look at buying land like all the other hard working people who contribute to society! Nothing for nothing in this world pal... I would love to know what you have done for the country that allows you to think you deserve a free hand-out?? Let me guess....Nothing! You are nothing but an oxygen thief!!!

      Peter - 2012-05-03 11:30

      @Philemon hahahahaha you are the biggest racist here, damn your retarded

      Msika - 2012-05-03 11:35

      Get a life you bunch of tard Morons.

      rbphiri - 2012-05-03 11:55

      They are sinking fast - once submerged their political career will be a mere wet dream.

  • Marion - 2012-05-03 10:45

    I can't even keep up with all the ANCYL shenanigans. '...The president of the Youth League...'. Does he mean that juju guy who is no longer a member of the ANC? My advice to NEC is that they stop f*****g against thunder and elect another leader. Stop clinging to a drowning man lest you sink right along with him.

      Smile - 2012-05-03 10:46

      I disagree! Cling to your leaders and drown!!!

      Marion - 2012-05-03 11:05

      @DubulaAmanzi - If you look at my pic you'll see I cannot possibly be a member of the youth league. Also, I don't think I need to be a member of the ANCYL to express my opinions.

      randomhero6661 - 2012-05-03 11:08

      you refer to thunder? i hope you are not saying the ANC? hence "F****ng against thunder" they don't deserve to be labeled with thunder more like an electric fence!

      Marion - 2012-05-03 11:23

      @DubulaAmanzi, so by your logic I cannot comment about rapists unless I am a rapist. Or murderers because I am not a murderer. Or politics because I am not a politician. In fact I cannot comment on anything on News24. Advice is just that. Advice. To be taken or rejected. My advice to you, if you are an ANCYL member, is that you should stop clinging to a drowning man.

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-05-03 10:46

    I hope you come up with something good and realistic. that is, forget about Julius and elect a new President for the sake of the future. Julius is now history and there is nothing you can do about it.

  • Mattewis - 2012-05-03 10:47

    Sorry, didn't read the article but the title absolutely begs the question: "Is this really news?"

      Gieljam - 2012-05-03 12:58

      Ya afraid so for News 24 not a word seen of the 34 year old mom shot dead in her house in front of her small children on a farm ....

  • Aubrey - 2012-05-03 10:48

    Is this bu** sh** really head line news. Chaps please get real.

  • Compos - 2012-05-03 11:08

    If the ANC Youf Lieg ever build a car it would have 5 gears for reverse and one forward.

      Smile - 2012-05-03 11:11

      I LoLoLoLoL

      Peter - 2012-05-03 11:32

      @Philemon getting upset bro? :D hahaha

      Philemon - 2012-05-03 13:20

      Hey Sean, seems like you finished st8 in the Eastern Cape. You too dumb to finish matric. Lunch time is over, get back on your bike and deliver those newspapers.

  • TheVern69 - 2012-05-03 11:14

    Just stop pretending! You lost the plot! Start a new party. Call it, idiots R us!

  • Hermann - 2012-05-03 11:20

    Smashed my car into a tree, it is not a crisis, no it is a disaster. Sorry I can no longer believe in fairy tales.

  • Victor - 2012-05-03 11:24

    One step forward and twenty steps backwards !!!!!!

      Gieljam - 2012-05-03 12:54

      They were so far forward they overstepped the threshold became out of step and got tangled in the web

  • Gavin - 2012-05-03 11:29

    The ANC toothless league will have yet another meeting about their future - the sad irony is that it's the past they need to reflect on. In this case ignorance and arrogance do walk hand in hand.

  • adrian.marais - 2012-05-03 11:33

    So cute, I bet they are gonna use crayons.

      Peter - 2012-05-03 11:36

      That would be a bad idea they might try eating them, P.S. YL members the orange one tastes like oranges!

  • adrian.marais - 2012-05-03 11:34

    That they stole, lol!

      Compos - 2012-05-03 11:41

      Only people ever that thought facebook was a mirror.

  • Lee - 2012-05-03 11:51

    Nail on the head:- A little Zulu boy asks his dad, "Dad, what's democracy?" "Well, son, that's when whites work and we get all the benefits from it!" "But dad, aren't the white people pissed off about it?" "Sure they are, but that's called 'racism'

      sabongam - 2012-05-03 12:41

      By the way Lee, what were you asking your dad when black people were oppressed only 20-years ago. And by look of things you seem much older than 20. I assume you would've had the sense to show concern and ask why blacks were being treated the way thet were at that time. Or maybe it went something like this - Lee asks - "Dad, what is apartheid?" Dad - "Well,my angel, that's when whites treat their fellow black South Africans like k*k and 2nd grade citizens whilst pretending that everything is hunky dorrey, but don't worry its all swept under the carpet for our white comfort. By the way we do this for their(blacks) own good!" Oh I almost forgot we make them work like slaves whilst we live like kings in all the posh surburbs and kick them out to the crappy areas. "But dad, aren't the blacks(natives) restless?" "Of course they are, but hey they'll forgive us and everything will go on as nothing ever happened and we'll carry on criticising them in whatever they do.Aggh, they won't complain they're uneducated after all.So not worry my beautiful daughter just put on your blinkers and bury your head in the sand and be the perfect white angel that you are.

      Peter - 2012-05-03 12:59

      C'mon Lee, that was not very clever. Very good response Sabongam. It works both ways. In 2012 we all pay tax and a whole lot gets p!ssed against the wall by the Gov - that affects ALL of us rainbow tax payers.

      siyadyosiba - 2012-05-03 13:09

      HAHAHAHAHA @ Sabongam. nice one.

      Thando - 2012-05-03 13:35

      Lee-0 Sabongam-1........bosso ke wena Sabo, for future Lee.....knw yo audience b4 u try yo whack a$$ stand up comedy routine.

      AndreRiccardoGomes - 2012-05-03 14:27

      @sabongam You're ridiculous! I've a couple of your comments on this story and you're obsessed with apartheid?!?!? Come On DUDE! Move on!! youre stuck in the past! One can say that when a white person is pro-white (Just like the KKK in america) , they're deemed as racists? Am i not correct? You seem very pro-black... does that make you a racist too? I wonder... Its one thing to know your history and another to act like a TIT for blaming everything on apartheid... Food for thought, you cannot fight racism with more racism! Two wrong dont make a right. Last word: White people helped bring South Africa to what it is today, a competitor in glodal trade and economics, it wasnt done single handedly by 'White people' but with your help too! It was a group effort... lets look at the bigger picture! We are all EQUAL!! AMANDLA!

      Compos - 2012-05-03 14:28

      @Sabongam. You are wasting your time to react to that garbage. The common denominator with these postings must be those against the Joef Lieg with Malema in charge/ not in charge/ hope to be in charge/ can't read the dismissal letter and the few trolls in favour of Malema.:-) Because let us face it, if they were the Youth League they would have manned up by now.

      sabongam - 2012-05-03 15:15

      I suppose the ones who gave me the thumbs down are the racists who hate being told the truth. A truth that they're well aware of. I suppose the truth hurts even when you're well aware of it... I challenge all those who gave thumb downs to tell me if this is not the truth?

      Wim - 2012-05-03 19:49

      @Sabongam, poor fellow, been living amongst the white folk all this time and you still don't know how things are? If you have a complaint, raise it with your village chief, the one who told your granddaddy to come and work in the white man's mine. The chief can then take your problem to your paramount chief, you know the fat one with the leopard skin and many wives. He, in turn, may mention it to the big white boss when he is in London next to collect his share of the loot, so that they can have a good laugh about this silly little darkie in Africa who is too stupid to know how the world work.

  • Pacific - 2012-05-03 11:56

    These barbarians need all the uphill life can give them. Bunch of uneducated fools are what they are! No decency, no mannerism.

  • Ted - 2012-05-03 12:00

    The only way forward is to go back to basics and be disciplined youth again. It can't be the reinforcement of indiscipline, intolerance, bigotry, and perpetually being locked in self-destructive denial. As long as the youth league stops behaving like television cartoons, they will be fine. They can't be run over by a steam train and rise again like in teletoons. There is a limit to what they can do. A prince can be a King, but can't assume the role of a kingmaker. It shows that that prince has serious doubts in himself that he will evolve into one fairly and naturally. You will get there children. The only way forward is to go back and be normal children again. Do it yourselves before we call Nanny 911!

  • David - 2012-05-03 12:01

    Why?-they only go backwards.

      sabongam - 2012-05-03 13:46

      @David - your hate for black people is so obvious I can smell it through my PC screen. You look like the racist type who would love to be on the set of "Back to the Future" so as to jump into that time machine car used by Michael J. Fox so as to go back to pre-1994 years. And there you;ll be able to enjoy your white benefits which apartheid afforded you. But, ding-ding, reality-check!!!! You won't be able even if you wanted to, that's why I had to restrict your imagination to a movie set. You know what, you can be as disrespectful as you want to be and spew all the negative racist K*k you want but it won't change the fact that the government of the day is black. Just live with that fact, you're in Africa after all. You can't have apartheid back - everything comes to an end after all... And judging from your profile pic you seem to have enjoyed many years of apartheid benefits...

      Smile - 2012-05-03 14:24

      "You look like the racsist type" ? That is racesist... Now why dont you stop ranting about racsism and keep your ignorance in check Sabongam.

  • Pacific - 2012-05-03 12:08

    May it not be a way forward, but rather a way down into the eternal abyss!

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-05-03 12:11

    .....discuss way forward? did they lost their way to the bank? Come one, just be youth organization/leaders and leave the senior politics for the seniors. While you discussing things, lower the maximum age for members. The reason for what happened is when members are past youth and discussing the more serious issues while having a cheering brigade behind him/her.

  • Archie - 2012-05-03 13:13

    dont worry you poor little criminals,the ANC/tripartheid alliance has plenty of space for JUJU in their rehab nursery. shabir /yengeni/boesak now niehaus are all back where they belong, leading the hapless fools that vote for them,this country of ours is now run by the communist party.R>I>P>

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-03 13:27

    the way forward is eduction even just a course in some trade.opens many doors .make our own way because we can't wait for the government we would not trust them with our life savings so don't trust them with your future.they should train all the youth with a skill!!!

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-03 13:27

    If they were going forward there would be nothing to discuss.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-03 13:30

    Nice one sobangam.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-03 13:38

    What hassles me here sabongam is reverse oppresion isnt going to work.The attitutudes of the former oppressed is changing toward their own government because of corruption and theft.Do you see whats going to eventually happen in south africa.Answer me one thing,who oppresed who before whites came to this country?Lets look at the bigger picture.

      sabongam - 2012-05-03 15:48

      @Mike in all honesty I think I've become influenced by the comments on news24.I'm not shifting the blame but its what I feel. Let me tell you, in no way am I a racist...I believe in fairness and equality for all who live in SA whether they be black, white, pink or purple.But after having read racist comments on news24 the anger just builds up and I feel that I react in a way or say things I wouldn't noramally say...I guess those are the kind of reactive comments that the true racists want.My apologies if I've come across as someone who favours reverse oppression aimed at whites. But here's a parting shot - its amazing that some,I repeat some, white people do not even show appreciation that blacks chose not to take revenge despite being treated like dogs for decades.I suppose for some its easy to say - "come on forgive guys,let the past remain there and just move on".Especially when you didn't suffer and you don't know what its like to be a victim...

      Smile - 2012-05-03 15:58

      sabongam... racsism exists from both black and white people. If someone says something racsist on news24 then have a go at them!!! People will defend you!!! But dont mention things like "apartheid" or anything else white people would be offended by. I know it sounds dumb and unfair, but alot of white people feel ashamed of it and it is alway rubbed in their faces. I hope you read my comment, it was written in good spirit.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-03 13:43

    They way forward is education .better the youth with a skill so they can get a good job with good money.remember it's not black vs White its the people vs the government they must do there job what we pay for.we all want the same thing but any government try's to give less and we are the ones to push them.and if we don't it's our children that will suffer .

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-05-03 13:50

    They are already shouting about Nationalization and Land grabbing without paying for these actions. In my book that is grand theft and our weak government sits back and does zero,niks,nothing! Where in the world has this type of seizure worked? We have already seen what has happened to many farms where so called land reform has taken place and a few months later nothing is left. I say get rid of this lazy bunch and let them work and earn a living.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-03 13:56

    Some of the comments are not must the youth know the way forward???we must give them hope even if they don't listen we will never turn our's hard life.we must push the government to educate all the youth with a skill!!! Some of the comments show how angry the whites are so imagine how angry blacks are!!!that's why they follow juju becuse he is the only hope they have.And it's all our fault for not producing better role modles .so don't blame the youth!!!!

  • AndreRiccardoGomes - 2012-05-03 14:02

    Julius got what he deserved... I'm surprised he was in politics this long... if he was doing this crap in a first-world government, those citizens and politicians wouldn't have let this charade go on this long and far... To Julius, youre still young, you can afford to change career paths, may I suggest joining a circus, you sure do make people laugh #JustSaying

  • Thololo - 2012-05-03 14:14

    @Paul Its not Dabula its Dubula u Dam sh**t,u sound like someone who's high in drugs dude are OK?

      Smile - 2012-05-03 14:35

      @Thololo - Check your spelling, your grammer, and pretend that you are decent.

      yolande.rwaai - 2012-05-03 14:51

      Smile; I concur however, it's GRAMMAR.

      Smile - 2012-05-03 15:05

      LOL - :P You got me there.

  • Sello Jacky Majadibodu - 2012-05-03 14:50

    Viva JuJU! viva!

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-03 16:37

    Sabongam it seems you know little about what white people went through.We were forced to do military training,i wasted 6 years of my life there,know what 4 of those years was keeping waring factions apart in this country,in townships,we could have stood back and watched it would have been bloodshed.I dont think you understand what our training was like we wernt the second best army in the world for nothing.I was forced to go to the army 6 day after i lost my dad,leka hey.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-03 16:42

    oh and sabongam blacks are taking revenge on whites you seem to be an educated person,think about it.Have you heard about“the agents“?

  • canethm - 2012-05-03 17:05

    boring y wud they wanna get rid of Malema aaah evryone deserves a second chance i think!

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-05-03 17:15

    Sabongam is right!!!

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-05-03 18:31

    Lets hope their plans for the future include things like: - get educated - get some work experience - take resposibilty for your future And not the way of the fatboy, which is 'we demand, geev, it is our right, and 'economic freedom' which no-one has a plausible explanation for.

  • thapelo.melton - 2012-05-04 15:49

    Shower oa resokodisa

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