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KZN ANCYL factions in war of words

2012-02-28 18:16

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League's caretaker leadership in KwaZulu-Natal has attacked the disbanded executive over its opposition to league president Julius Malema.

This showed a lack of political maturity, convenor Vukani Ndlovu said on Tuesday.

"They need serious political education. We will forever support the leadership of the ANCYL and reaffirm that [Malema] remains the president of the ANCYL till 2014," he said.

"[We are] appalled by the outbursts of former leaders of the provincial executive committee in KZN on matters relating to the organisation of which they have no knowledge nor participation."

On Sunday, the disbanded provincial leadership issued a statement signed off by provincial deputy secretary Sboniso Duma, pushing for an end to what it said was "mobster leadership" by Malema and his executive.

Duma urged the ANC to act swiftly against Malema, who is awaiting the outcome of his appeal against a five-year suspension after being found guilty by the ANC's disciplinary committee of a number of offences.

"... The verdict of [the] NDC [national disciplinary committee] symbolises the youth league in crisis with three full-time comrades facing the possibility of expulsion and or suspension," Duma said in a statement.

"This can also be defined as the lesson of history to all members that no member is bigger than the ANC."

Ndlovu said Duma was in defiance of a decision taken through the organisation's constitutional structures.

"This absolute disrespect for organisational democracy is very concerning and in fact ambitious in its very nature," said Ndlovu.

"There is indeed no one above the ANC or ANCYL and this includes [Duma] with his cronies who in fact are the ones behaving like mobsters and cowboys in this province."

The provincial youth league structure was disbanded in September and replaced with a caretaker team after it broke ranks with its headquarters on numerous issues.

Members insist that the committee was dissolved for supporting ANC president Jacob Zuma's re-election in Bloemfontein in December.

The group was refusing to accept its removal and was elated at Malema's suspension.

Ndlovu said the disbanded group was showing desperation to betray a mandate in which it had fully participated.

"It's an indication of their lack of organisational understanding, discipline and cadreship, and an act of desperation for media attention," he said.

"We remain the only voice of the youth in this province... the mandate given to us by the national executive committee to take the ANCYL in the province to congress will be fulfilled before June."

Comments
  • gunofmine - 2012-02-28 18:51

    boooring! the ANC has too many sub committee's, they're all we read about, if it's not the ancyl, it's the ancwl, cosatu etc. The ANC should take a moment, fix all its internal squabbles, than go back to fixing this country...

      Matanje - 2012-02-28 21:05

      There are no squabbles here, but just a lot of loudmouth indolence in reading about Africa's oldest political organization. The stance of Gatsheni-Ndlovu ingratiates the Zulu people with me that they are not tribalists, they are not hoodwinked by the fact that "we must support Zuma as our fellow-Zulu come what may." This is clear proof that, contrary to Jacob Zuma's frequent hallucinations, if ever the ANC had a home (I hate this idea of homeism for the ANC), that home will be KwaZulu-Natal, where the initiators came from for both our beloved ANC and the ANC Youth League (respectively Pixley Seme and Anton Lembede), the former of whom a passionate hater of tribalism, must be turning in his grave for the the 18-year-old tribalism in South Africa that has been being perpetrated by Messrs Mandela, Mbeki and now, comatose Jacob Zuma who apparently does not even understand the ANC seeds sprouted from his Nkandla backyard (and, for the sake of the pocketed spy tapes, prefers to give Mandela praises that are in fact Pixley Seme's!) http://ninaewapenda.blogspot.com/2012/02/how-nelson-mandela-stole-legacy-of-anc.html

  • Morne - 2012-02-28 18:56

    Screw you Ndlovu! Siboniso Duma for ANCYL president!

  • david.streicher - 2012-02-28 19:10

    shamepies, siestog

  • Nonku Butelezi - 2012-02-28 19:19

    I'm not surprised that the ancyl disbanded their only intelligent & brave provincial executive. Malema only wants sheep. Sick and tired of this Malema guy!!!

      Buda - 2012-02-29 12:01

      ...because you are zulu, but guess what, is not over yet. Even miners prefer Malema over zuma.

  • Morne - 2012-02-28 19:24

    Malema ,Duma has warned you before! Dont mess with the Zulu's! You will get an assagaai up your butt!

  • Buda - 2012-02-29 12:10

    You are out duma, even people working in mines prefer President JULIUS MALEMA OVER jacob zuma. They say Malema is 100% a leader. African countries have started to rubbish zuma and everything he say but they prefered youth league under MALEMA and made Andile Lungisa(Malema's prefered candidate) African president's youth. dlamini zuma(jacob zuma's prefered candidate) was rejected by African countries. Is okay, remove our leader but our hearts will continue to bleed for that, is not right but is ok. it started in cape town where your president was booed and now wait until his next address, he don't want the youths to be the best so they prepare for the worst. duma is just talking, he is not even a member of ANCYL. Is like ANC members asking for change in Ifp. PEOPLE ARE NOT EVEN INTERESTED IN THIS STORY. duma IS SEEKING MEDIA ATTENTION. PEOPLE PREFER JULIUS MALEMA OVER jacob zuma. EVIDENCE IS IN AFRICA AND IN MINES.

  • Lizel - 2012-02-29 12:28

    NEWS 24 DONT YOU HAVE SOME REAL NEWS FOR US???

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