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Cassel Mathale wins in Limpopo

2011-12-18 10:30

Polokwane - The African National Congress in Limpopo voted Cassel Mathale as the head of its new leadership at the seventh provincial conference at the University of Limpopo's Turfloop campus on Sunday.

Mathale won with 601 votes while Deputy Arts and Culture Minister Joe Phaahla received 519 votes. Voted in as deputy chairperson was Dickson Masemola, the secretary is Silviette Lekganyane and the treasurer is Pinky Kekane.

Mathale's supporters started celebrating in the early hours of Sunday morning before the announcement, apparently after receiving text messages that informed them of their victory.

After the official announcement was made, they were heard singing and ululating.

Phaahla supporters were nowhere to be seen at the venue.

Comments
  • Jerhone - 2011-12-18 10:54

    hope he is not a new gravy train passenger but an honest politician or have i used an oxymoron

      Ibhubesi - 2011-12-18 10:58

      This comment just shows your lack of knowledge of the ANC and its internal factions. This man is a big big buddy of Malema! Birds of a feather. He is one of the drivers of the Gravy Train already!

      Spyker - 2011-12-18 16:02

      We are missing the point here - in part due to the poor reporting standards of the leading article. 601 : 519 is a margin of less than 16%. This is as close to a split vote as what the ANC can cope (ouch, no pun) with... Contrary to universal belief - mostly outside SA - the ANC is not geared for 'split'-politics. It is NOT an organisation that can handle 'consensus-politics' in its internal ranks - post Mandela (most definitely post-Mbeki) it has become totalitarian in its conduct. It is the reason that physical fights are regularly the means to "address" issues. The last time the ANC was a political party was somewhere before 1998. It has since become a mafia and a mafia is not comfortable, with the kind of freedom associated with a range of thoughts (viz freedom of opinions), it prefers the freedom associated with lawlessness. PS: @Leonard - the ANC24 Gestapo reigns free over week-ends...

      John - 2011-12-18 16:59

      to the tune of Mfana Malema, Jesus loves you, Malema, Your mother loves you, Malema, Your father loves, Repent, Mampara, repent, Repent, Ignorant, repent, Repent, Negligent, repent, Repent, Liar, repent, Repent, Thief, repent, Repent, Baby Killer, repent, Repent, Genocider, repent! Okai, stop the bus, how can you say all that? Lets have a look: Malema is Ignorant that the Failed Communist Countries like the USSR, China, Vietnam, Cuba, etc, employed Central Control Economies ( CCE ), with full and total nationalisation. Negligent - as the head of an organization, it is his duty to be fully informed of the economic history of total disasters of CCE. He does not know that Gorbachov announced reforms away from nationalization – in the early 1980’s! He is a Liar, because these are not his ideas, these ideas have been around for over 100 years. Thief, he has stolen the PEOPLES money – that is how bribery and corruption works. Baby Killer, as a member of the ANC – Abortion Murder Genocide, is guilty of the Genocide of 800 000 black babies in government hospitals! Genocider, as a member of the ANC – Abortion Murder Genocide, is guilty of the Genocide of 5 Million Aids sufferers which were refused medication. Repent, Manpara, Repent!

  • Ian - 2011-12-18 10:54

    and mr tax payer dosent have a say, how very democratic, play play commie wannabees

      Mpho J. Leeu - 2011-12-18 16:37

      when did tax payers have a say in any internal party matters? Whether DA, IFP....What blatant stupidity and ignorance!!! Go crawl back under the rock u came out of

  • smathabe - 2011-12-18 11:07

    I'm not ANC but this win means Cassel doesnt have an absolute majority at all. A mere 82 difference should be worrying him given the fact that he is re-elected and has been serving in the same position.

      Blip - 2011-12-18 11:15

      A majority of only one is enough.

  • Blip - 2011-12-18 11:14

    Bye, Zuma -- all hail Malema!

  • Nkosinathi - 2011-12-18 11:24

    Until and unless we adopt different strategies of envoling all pepople not just a few selected party individuals who happen to form factions within ruling party this country remain robbed of democracally selecting best candidate.

      Ibhubesi - 2011-12-18 11:28

      I fully agree with you Brother.

      Thozi - 2011-12-18 12:06

      @ Nkosinathi: Of course. And what's to be excited about Mathale's win? He's Malema's puppet and he's always been that. Malema's the one running Limpopo and collecting the all the 'taxes'. Anyway you look at it, we're in deep trouble because the fat toad is still alive and kicking.

  • J.D. - 2011-12-18 11:30

    another no brain so called "leada". He wont get the job of toilet cleaner a educated society.

      Phuti - 2011-12-18 12:18

      U r not educated also.

  • Sechaba - 2011-12-18 11:56

    Eish Zuma has been caught offside as always

  • Sechaba - 2011-12-18 11:57

    Zuma has been caught offside again

  • Max - 2011-12-18 12:17

    So what attributes do this clown poses to distinguish him as a leader? Is it his track record as a leader, academic qualifications or what? This is exactly why Africa is in such a mess....celebrating and choosing to be lead by mediocracy.

      kosmonooit - 2011-12-18 12:29

      Certainly not running a tight & honest ship! reason has not prevailed amongst the 'voters' - how can they ignore what a mess the province is in.

  • Arthur - 2011-12-18 12:47

    All comments seem to be missing the point. This is a Malema cronie! That has to be bad news!

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-18 12:50

    When you have power and money fron tenders and corruption you can always shape the outcome of election. Those who come from Limpopo know that the province has just turned to a mafiadom. Voters are bought by thousands of rands and over 18 whiskies.

  • Phill - 2011-12-18 18:20

    limpopo is in trouble. We had no hope either way. Joe Phahla is a Zuma man and we all know that Zuma is yet to answer for his corruption which were controversilly withdrawn. Mathale is the master of corruption. If not then his administartion would not have lost five departments to Zuma. All we can say is, in the words of Alan Paton, "Cry, The Beloved Country."

  • Boer - 2011-12-18 20:29

    malema is back in the game

  • martha.legodi - 2011-12-20 13:06

    polotics in LIMPOPO I LIKE

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