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Limpopo ANC rejects 'renegade' ANCYL

2012-04-22 22:17

Johannesburg - The Limpopo ANC on Sunday distanced itself from "renegades" who held a parallel ANC Youth League elective conference in the province.

"We wish to firmly distance the ANC in the province from the divisive, mischievous actions of a group of so-called ANCYL renegades who are said to have held their own... conference elsewhere in Polokwane," ANC Limpopo spokesperson Makondelele Mathivha said in a statement.

"If these people are indeed members of the ANCYL, we wish to urge them to desist from creating a negative environment that aims to divide the movement, deliberately causing disharmony and disunity."

Mathivha said the African National Congress applauded the youth league for holding a successful and well-managed provincial conference in Polokwane.

ANCYL provincial spokesperson Che Selane said Rudzani Ludere had been elected as the new provincial chair. Others elected were deputy chairperson Reggie Molokomme, secretary general Jacob Lebogo, deputy secretary general Romeo Mokghothle and treasurer general Kgomotso Kabila Malatji.

The league had also elected 20 provincial executive committee (PEC) members and 10 ex-officio PEC members made up of regional secretaries and chairpersons.

A parallel conference was held in Seshego, home of suspended national ANCYL president Julius Malema, by disbanded branches who were denied entry to the Polokwane conference. They claimed the Limpopo leadership had not listened to their concerns.

Seshego is about 10km outside Polokwane.

Selane said the legitimate ANCYL elective conference was held in Polokwane.

"We do not know about such a conference [in Seshego]. This is the only conference, and we have already elected new leaders."

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According to SABC news reports on Saturday, the Seshego conference elected Boy Mamabola as chair of the province's youth league. Mamabola said this conference would elect a new "preferred" provincial leadership.

He claimed the Seshego conference was legitimate and cast doubt on Premier Cassel Mathale's political future.

About 400 league members gathered in the street outside Malema's home singing struggle songs. The Seshego conference was held less than a kilometre from his home.

Speaking to the group he issued a challenge to those in the ruling party he claimed were trying to silence him.

"We know that undemocratic processes are those that are intolerant to different views, those that use state power to deal with those that disagree," Malema said. His comments were broadcast by SABC news.

He said these elements had unleashed all state institutions against him and they would do anything to silence him.

"If they want to arrest me, I've got an address, they are welcome to come and arrest me."

Malema said he was not breaking the conditions of his suspension by addressing the delegates.

"When you visit me here and you want me to engage with you, I do so without any fear or favour because this is my house.

"Because this is my house, there is nobody, no matter how powerful you are, [who will] tell me you can only talk to this visitor and not that visitor. When you are here, you are not delegates... you are my visitors, you are my friends."

The ANC's national disciplinary committee suspended Malema from the ANC after he called President Jacob Zuma a dictator.

The conditions of the suspension prohibit him from exercising any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL, or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee.

Comments
  • fdalana - 2012-04-22 22:40

    south park mentality....

      Johan - 2012-04-22 23:46

      Tsotsi, the only power juju will give you is allow you to live your name. You sheep always amaze me with your stupidity. So sad

      Johan - 2012-04-22 23:49

      Fdalana please help this tsotsi, he's lost

      Dave - 2012-04-23 04:54

      @ Tsotsi, Juju just wants a chance to get at the money again, just wait till SARS and the other legal action start then you will find out how much he has helped himself and not the poor. This will be factual legal matters and not irrational rantings.

      Ian - 2012-04-23 07:33

      dont say such a thing, the south park fourth graders have far more intelligence than this bunch of uneducated wannabees

      fdalana - 2012-04-23 07:55

      @tsotsi if you knew whats good for you and our country,you wouldn't be praising juju.that man is a snake.i'm from limpopo, i know a lot of people who became milloinaires overnight because of their affiliation with him.save your vote for someone who is willing to serve you.

      Azmeena - 2012-04-23 08:29

      Tsoti- I guess the name says it all. These are the sort of people that support Malema.

  • Warren - 2012-04-22 22:45

    Malema seems to be in self-destruct mode. Best news I've heard in a very long time. I do find it amusing that when Malema directed his nasty influence at other parties\journalists and organisations the ANC didn't whisper a word. The moment he voices an opinion about Zuma, the ANC rushes into action.

  • Bob - 2012-04-22 23:00

    They all brain dead...! ANC and ANCYL

  • Gideon - 2012-04-23 04:23

    Howcan the ANC govern this country if they can't even keep their own house in order? The entire organization is a joke! There is no discipline, no structure. With so much beauraucratic red tape it will hang itself.

  • Sebegilwe Bontsi - 2012-04-23 05:16

    guys tlogelang go tshameka ka rona if you have personal issues stop solving them at our expence remember malema was behind zuma for president so now they are on each other necks so nn a kare tlogelang go tshameka ka rona

  • Fanie - 2012-04-23 07:01

    I watched and listened to the new elected and they seem to know what they are saying and it looks that there is hope for the ANCYL, although they do have to repair a lot of dam walls that have broken.

  • Henri - 2012-04-23 07:03

    The time has come to get rid of the ANCYL, one party for SA... this is clearly not working

  • Robert.Mjono - 2012-04-23 07:14

    Comrade Malema u r the real comrade not the fake one !!!! Viva comrade I will always support u

      Ian - 2012-04-23 07:37

      omg, even more competition in land of DUH

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-08-30 00:36

      Idiot!!!

  • Nigel - 2012-04-23 07:23

    you once said that you would die for Zuma, well now is the time for you do this, Hamba

      Stephen - 2012-04-23 07:41

      Like that one Nigel.

      Lazola Tempi - 2012-04-23 08:13

      comrade Nigel,luk to the bigger picture chief coz those words were said because the agenda was one,remember on Mbeki's era but today Mbeki is better than Zuma,nothing rong with that coz if Zuma is a dictator he is,and Mbeki was not its just Mbeki was carrying two mandates,why we don't see eye to eye with Malema simply bcoz he honest and he daz nt hide when he see something wrong

  • anthro45 - 2012-04-23 08:54

    The heading should read : "ANC ejects ANCYL"

  • Loo - 2012-04-23 13:33

    The Youth league sure has a lot of generals .. WAIT .. so does Mugabe, so did Idi Amin and so did Hitler .. SPOT the mistake. This comment is made by General CEO (aka Loo), General secretary (aka LOO) and Deputy secretary general (aka Loo Jnr.)

  • Cuteandbronzed - 2012-04-23 17:21

    I like Julius. He may be full of nonsense but so where the last regime Im actually happy that he is so filled with hate. maybe people like spartan93 will realise we dont like whites as much as they dont like us.. its time for whites like you to leave the country, one renagade after another, i asure you if you knew what hate we possesed you wouldnt be in this country if you knew the tears we cry becaus of what you did you wouldnt live here if you knew the thoughts we had towards your families you wouldnt be here.....

      duncan.gill1 - 2012-08-30 00:37

      same here boy!

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