Booing 'linked to ANC succession'

2009-12-14 16:56

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League believes it knows why SACP delegates booed their leader, Julius Malema, last week - it is all linked to the 2012 succession debate within the ruling party.

But, the Youth League vowed, the booing incident will turn out to be a "long-lasting lesson" to the SA Communist Party and its deputy secretary general, Jeremy Cronin.

It released a statement on Monday in response to the booing of Malema at a conference in Polokwane last week.

"The [ANCYL] NWC (national working committee) is convinced that the main reason why the SACP leadership supports the booing of the ANCYL president is because they believe the ANCYL does not support the bid of Blade Nzimande to become deputy president of the ANC in 2012, and that the Youth League will not support Gwede Mantashe for second term as ANC secretary general," the ANCYL said.

"The ANCYL will not agree to the dumping of undemocratic leaders into the ANC, and we will decide on the leadership of the ANC when the time is right."

Conflict

The African National Congress Youth League also blamed Mantashe, who is chairperson of the SACP, for the ruling party's silence "on the behaviour of delegates at the Communist Party congress".

"The ANC is silent because Mantashe is conflicted and does not want to speak against the SACP, where he is a chairperson.

"The ANCYL NWC is of a view that the booing of the ANCYL president by some delegates in congress was planned by the leadership of the Communist Party."

These apparently included Nzimande, who is the general secretary of the SA Communist Party and current higher education minister, Cronin and Young Communist League leader Buti Manamela.

"The reason why the leadership of the Communist Party did not condemn the behaviour of delegates attests to the fact that the SACP leadership agrees with the booing.

"The SACP leadership further sang along to insulting songs that [were] sung in the special congress about the leadership of the ANCYL, and did not condemn delegates who were doing so," said the ANCYL.

Character assassination

The statement accused Nzimande of being a "master character assassinator" who was trying to assassinate Malema's character.

Turning to Cronin, who has had a public spat with Malema over the nationalisation of mines, the ANCYL said he suffered from a "superiority complex".

"Jeremy Cronin's statements that the booing was a lesson to the president of the ANCYL will be met with practical action on the ground and will be a long-lasting lesson to him."

Also, Cronin was too lazy "to engage on deeper ideological questions", said the ANCYL.

"He continues to oppose the nationalisation of mines despite the fact that the special congress resolved on nationalisation of mines, and our conclusion is that he is protecting the interests of white monopoly capital."

Factionalist

Lastly, the ANCYL statement describes Manamela as a "factionalist" and a "product of undemocratic practices and processes in the Communist Party".

"Members of the ANC and ANCYL are called upon to rise and defend the African National Congress against the pressure group and factionalists masquerading as Communists," said the ANCYL.

"Any attempts to liquidate the ANC will be defeated."

- SAPA
Read more on:    sacp  |  anc  |  ancyl  |  julius malema  |  gwede mantashe  |  blade nzimande  |  jeremy cronin  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Hottie of the day: Nicole Meyer!

Nicole is the cover girl for the 2014 edition of SA Swimsuit! Check out some smoking hot pics of here here.

 
 

Men24.com

11 things men don’t know about their clothes
Hilarious mortal kombat elevator prank!
This is how the Top Gear presenters spend their £55 million!
Thirty and still single? There’s hope!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 60% on toys!

Don’t miss out on this hot offer, save up to 60% on toys. While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The Moon has moved into your sign, emphasizing the need to connect things to work together. There is a tendency to focus too far...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.