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ANCYL wishes Mbeki happy birthday

2012-06-18 13:50

Johannesburg - Former president Thabo Mbeki got a birthday wish from the ANC Youth League on Monday - a gesture current President Jacob Zuma failed to land on his own birthday two months ago.

The ANCYL extended good wishes to Mbeki on his 70th birthday in a statement.

"As president of the ANC, Cde Mbeki has led the collective charge for the renewed development of the African continent, notably through the African Renaissance and the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad)," the ANCYL said.

It said South Africa's development was intricately linked to the development of Africa.

"We commend Cde Thabo Mbeki's continuing commitment to the development of African leadership in particular and the role he continues to play towards the attainment of the Freedom Charter demand that 'South Africa shall strive to maintain world peace and the settlement of all international disputes by negotiation - not war'."

The ANCYL called on South Africa to use its membership of Brics - the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa economic alliance - to benefit not only South Africa and its partners, but also the rest of Africa.

The league did not officially extend birthday wishes to President Jacob Zuma on his 70th birthday on April 12.

Mbeki was defeated by Zuma in the December 2007 leadership race in Polokwane, following intense campaigning for Zuma by the ANCYL.

Comments
  • smiso.mkhonza.9 - 2012-06-18 14:14

    Is ANCYL a new SA party ?

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-18 14:27

      We all hope so !!! Viva ANCYL, please go form your OWN new party !!!

      Nyiks11 - 2012-06-18 15:14

      not at all but close , it is actually ANCYL trading as Friends of Julius Malema

      ramohapelwa.berries - 2012-06-18 15:24

      Actually, this irrelevant SACP's a fong kong, that medles through ANC internal matters thru the back door. Chairperson, Gwede is ANC SG; Blade, its SG a Minister; Buti, YCL SG an MP. Last 2 were traditional full time party positions. They must just cease to exist like SANCO.

      ramohapelwa.berries - 2012-06-18 15:24

      Actually, this irrelevant SACP's a fong kong, that medles through ANC internal matters thru the back door. Chairperson, Gwede is ANC SG; Blade, its SG a Minister; Buti, YCL SG an MP. Last 2 were traditional full time party positions. They must just cease to exist like SANCO.

  • Irene - 2012-06-18 14:15

    How hilarious! First these Yoof Leaks couldn't wait to get rid of Mbeki and were wanting to kill for Zoomer, now Mbeki's the flavour of the month and they want to kill Zoomer. Give if another few years and they'll be wanting to kill whoever the new guy is because they're unable to understand that economic freedom means they have to work for it. Nothing for mahalala.

      Kolobe - 2012-06-18 17:48

      "disputes by negotiation - not war'"..hope the message filters through to shower head #asijiki

  • tom.vorster - 2012-06-18 14:33

    This must be like getting birthday wishes from your ex mother-in-law.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-06-18 14:41

    Happy birthday Zizi.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-06-18 15:12

    ANCYL trading as Friends of Julius Malema hahahaha

  • sango.jika - 2012-06-18 15:15

    Happy bday to mr Mbeki.as for the ANCYL they only doing this to serve their interest.

  • cassius.maziya - 2012-06-18 15:38

    Happy Birth day Tata Mbeki.As for the ANCYL, you can save your propaganda,JuJu should be proud to call you his product.

  • vkupelo - 2012-06-18 15:43

    M nt into politics bt I agree Thabo ws a gud president 4 ths country. UZuma duzn hv a vision 4 his position. He sees himself as a celebrity busy marrying every dress he sees. The guy is 70 yrs old 4 God's sake.

  • Louise Terpstra - 2012-06-18 16:38

    Happy Birthday President Mbeki. You were the best leader South Arica had and sill making us proud on your involvement in the whole African Continent. The youth league and it's leaders are a bunch of hypocrites and are only doing this to serve their interest. Salute Zizi!

  • zwivhuyamufamadi - 2012-06-18 16:46

    Who cares about ANCYL? Happy born day Mr Mbeki.

  • neo.mokhonoane - 2012-06-18 17:46

    I would not like to extend my best wishes to President Thabo Mbeki for his 70 yrs Birthday. Let us not his day to canvass wrongly. He must enjoy this day with his family alone not with those who have ulterior motives. Happy Birthday TM.

  • berni.venter - 2012-06-18 18:05

    Real soap opera stuff this ROFL

  • jwarha.balakisa - 2012-06-18 18:19

    Happy birthday bawu Mbeki. Unlike those who thought they were bigger than the ANC you stayed at your political home.

  • Vince.York - 2012-06-18 19:09

    It might be fitting if that german that bought THE SPEAR gives it to Mbeki as a birthday gift to walk past every evening and salute, as he has his nightcap of a quality liqueur and SAVORS what his 'friend & colleague zuma' is publicly experiencing in sheer humiliation as JZ tumbles into the pit of his own making!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thabo.swafo - 2012-06-18 22:34

    I wish this clever and intellectual man,to enjoy his many many days to come.He is the graduate of university of London Sussex.Ever clever president that ANC has produced.He is the president who realy understand the African agenda.

  • Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-06-19 22:00

    www.mg.co.za/article/2008-10-07-the-downfall-of-mbeki-hidden-truth

  • mzondistanley - 2012-06-20 14:24

    ANCYL, If it True that they have grown big headed that they are King Makers then no one in his right mind want to stand on the same Platform!! The ANCYL has Indeed lost their Campus Bearing!! If they can apologise to Hellen Zille Then we are still awaiting them to the same to Thabo Mbeki!! You are Youth who will be remember as Mindless and Monsters who do not know the Law of the Land!! Where your freedom ends that is where mine starts!!!!!!! We have to co exist!!!!

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