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Magaqa apology: Gigaba waits for NDC

2012-03-11 19:55

Johannesburg - Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba will wait to hear from the ANC's disciplinary committee before reacting to the apology from youth league member Sindiso Magaqa, his spokesperson said on Sunday.

"It's too early for us to be at the stage where we are accepting apologies... it's something that will come if the NDC feels that they are happy," Mayihlome Tshwete said, referring to the ANC's national disciplinary committee.

"We need to let the NDC go through the processes before we can comment."

Magaqa, the youth league's secretary general, would have been suspended from the party for three years if he had not apologised for accusing Gigaba of "pleasing imperialists", and sowing division in the organisation during a running debate on nationalisation.

In his apology to Gigaba, released in a statement on Saturday, Magaqa said: "I... would like to apologise to Minister Malusi Gigaba unreservedly and unconditionally."

He was charged together with ANCYL president Julius Malema and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu.

Malema was expelled from the ANC and Shivambu's membership suspended for three years.

Comments
  • Geronimo - 2012-03-11 20:04

    What, can't Malusi Gigaba think for himself? Surely HE can comment on the apology issued to him, and then the ANC can comment too if it wishes? We have a young democracy but it doesn't mean we need to cloak it in immaturity.

      Matlose - 2012-03-12 06:55

      People should realize that Malusi is a clone that can't think of himself. That boy is pompous, he thinks he has arrived.

  • bernpm - 2012-03-11 20:06

    "Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba will wait to hear from the ANC's disciplinary committee before reacting to the apology....." Can Ministers not make their own decisions any more? One accepts apologies or one does not. One plays the ANCYL games or one does not.

  • Max - 2012-03-11 20:14

    And the rest will follow suit, welcome back Julius our man...the best leader South Africa has to offer its youth at this stage of history. It doesn't matter from what angle you look at this, this country is going to get screwed over again by the ANC.

  • Ntontoh Cimbithwa Mlondo - 2012-03-11 20:20

    Politics will always b politics. Basically watch what u utter with yo mouth. I say Malusi, wait until u knw wat is ryt 2 say. Scrutinise al da corners n then talk. We love u broe. U were a true n peaceful leader. Sihole Gqamane.

      Vegi - 2012-03-11 20:25

      Yes, a peaceful and useless leader.

      Geronimo - 2012-03-11 20:29

      Seriously, a senior cabinet minister who can't comment when asked? Who do you want leading us, robotic sheep or intelligent, transparent leaders able to communicate in a clear and concise manner?

      Mzwandile - 2012-03-11 21:04

      @Geronimo this is not a government matter its (he is not talking as minister) the ANC matter so he has to folow the ANC processes

  • Raditshaba - 2012-03-11 20:23

    This is a joke. Does he accepts the apology or what?

  • Mzwandile - 2012-03-11 21:07

    Normally Sindiso is suppose to send his apology statement to the NDC to say whether that it is order or not before he release it. Malusi is right to foirst check with the NDC whether the process has been folowed. That is the dscipline of the ANC.

      Sam - 2012-03-11 22:15

      Eiy maan my blood is shaking with these boys, who is advising them, if they fumble like this what do you expert from the ppl they lead, sad with ancyl because malema was nt supposed to be expelled if he had a right mentor

  • Bongeka - 2012-03-12 06:48

    Malusi baba,these kids have realised that they're not bigger than the ANC.And without ANC they're nothing.So whatever your decision is on the apology offered I say while not kicking the man while he's down but don't be fooled by the rears of a crocodile.

  • Econwald - 2012-03-13 23:17

    thank you,

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