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Ludere elected ANCYL Limpopo leader

2012-04-22 18:51

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League in Limpopo has elected Rudzani Ludere as its new provincial chair, spokesperson Che Selane said on Sunday.

Others elected were deputy chair Reggie Molokomme, secretary general Jacob Lebogo, deputy secretary general Romeo Mokghothle and treasurer general Kgomotso Kabila Malatji.

The ANCYL in the province held its elective conference in Polokwane over the weekend.

However, 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."

According to SABC news reports on Saturday, the Seshego conference elected Boy Mamabola as chairperson 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 Malema's home.

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.

'Arrest me'

Despite this, Malema addressed delegates of the Seshego conference outside his home on Saturday. He reportedly issued a challenge to those in the ruling party 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," he said.

Earlier, Malema said he was not breaking the conditions of his suspension by addressing Limpopo Youth League elective conference delegates from his home.

"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," Malema said.

"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."

Malema told the Seshego delegates that "when you are here, you are not delegates... you are my visitors, you are my friends".

Comments
  • Hudayfah - 2012-04-22 19:28

    they should've made che the chair

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-22 19:48

      Who should've made the chair? Malema? The benchmark woodworker? Cheers!

      Hudayfah - 2012-04-23 13:46

      lol not bad

      Vhanei - 2012-04-23 14:15

      rudzani deserves to be chair thats y they chose him

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-22 19:44

    Who ever they make the leader of the ancyl..we just hope they voted for someone that will actually do something for the youth...Let's not have a repeat of Malema. Seshego we congratulate you...please do good for the young people they have been very confused and misled..they deserve an educated leader to set a good example.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-22 19:50

      Sorry I miss read...I congratulate Rudzani on him being the vote of the people. He isn't 30+ yrs old I hope!!!

      Chrisjan - 2012-04-24 10:27

      it is people like u and boy who are running all over u fail in waterberg becouse we dont want u u even wanted to give us money go and ask boy they gave him more than 3 millon but he failed we dont want money u wil see be for friday all those who were in seshego conference will nolonger be members of the yl

  • tshianeoisaac - 2012-04-22 20:01

    Go and represent us my homeboy from univen

  • Given - 2012-04-22 20:43

    hope whoever will won the votes will do something great to the youth...we looking foward to that \great\ thing as youth

  • tnmunyai - 2012-04-22 21:43

    Rudzani Ludere! I think you have been elected to push the ANCYL and ANC agenda not to defend Malema and Mathale's corruption. Be yourself and open minded leader. Raise your voice in a correct manner to the ANC. The door is open in Luthuli house. We don't discuss the issues of the ANC on the media. Don't divide and destruct ANC. Go and read the constitution of the ANC and be disciplene. Stop thinking about tenders. Think about how to restore the image of our lovely organisation. This is the beginning of your career as a leader, don't spoilt yourself. I wish you the best. Remember ANCYL is not a yizo-yizo

      Vernon - 2012-04-23 11:28

      good luck!!however, all cut from the same cloth!

      Chrisjan - 2012-04-24 10:33

      you all talk about corruption like u no what is corruption the best and corrupt man in SA have 700 cases of corruption take information to the police and stop saying what u dnt no to u will be saying they were wrong we no everytime we must elect leaders in ANC or YL they will start stories Rudzani didnt give us money to vote for him like boy who was running all over with money look at wat they did to poor eddie

  • tnmunyai - 2012-04-22 21:44

    Rudzani Ludere! I think you have been elected to push the ANCYL and ANC agenda not to defend Malema and Mathale's corruption. Be yourself and open minded leader. Raise your voice in a correct manner to the ANC. The door is open in Luthuli house. We don't discuss the issues of the ANC on the media. Don't divide and destruct ANC. Go and read the constitution of the ANC and be disciplene. Stop thinking about tenders. Think about how to restore the image of our lovely organisation. This is the beginning of your career as a leader, don't spoilt yourself. I wish you the best. Remember ANCYL is not a yizo-yizo

  • Michele - 2012-04-22 21:58

    At least some people within the youth league are trying to move on , leave the fool behind where he belongs. He is yesterday's news and belongs behind bars.

      Chrisjan - 2012-04-24 10:46

      who r u to say such things u r not GOD we are ready to do anything for malema south africa will ot be the same we cant enjoy economic freedom without him we r ready waiting for for him to tell us what to do and will do it

  • Rob - 2012-04-23 09:06

    Wow ! This IS good news ! Feel; better already.

  • Chrisjan - 2012-04-24 10:41

    every body is talking about land and mine they say malema is rite ask ur self what will happen next

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