Malema 'doesn't control' Limpopo ANC

2011-05-24 22:43

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema does not have "authority or powers" to dictate deployment of ANC leaders in Limpopo, says the provincial ANC.

"It is simply not true that comrade Malema has a grip or power over the ANC leadership in the province," provincial spokesperson David Masondo said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The ANCYL president comrade Malema has no authority or powers to dictate to the elected leadership pertaining to strategic deployments in the province.

"The deployment of cadres of the ANC and its allies in various strategic sites of power, particularly municipalities, is the prerogative responsibility of the ANC’s deployment committee and its structures."

The Sowetan newspaper reported on Tuesday that those loyal to Malema and Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale were set to lead municipalities in Limpopo as mayors.

According to the report Vhembe executive mayor Philemon Mdaka would be replaced by a member of the mayoral committee, Florence Rumane, while Eric Gwangwa of the Waterberg district, would be replaced by current Lephalale local municipality mayor Rosina Mogotlane.

The pair was "believed" to be Malema's chief lobbyists in his bid to serve a second term as youth league president.

A list drawn up by the ANC Limpopo provincial executive committee showed that Joshua Matlou, Mogobo Magabe and Lawrence Mapoulo would retain their positions as mayors of the Mopani, Sekhukhune and Capricon districts and that all three were known to be loyal supporters of both Mathale and Malema, the newspaper reported.


Masondo said the party's provincial executive committee (PEC) rejected the Sowetan's report "with contempt.

"Such reports are an attempt to blackmail the ANC leadership and are an assault on the collective wisdom and political leadership authority of the PEC in the province. They are further an attack on the person and political integrity of... Mathale."

The PEC met on Tuesday to discuss the results of the 2011 local election and thanked its members for retaining control of all municipalities in the province.

"This electoral victory is not a blank cheque to our councillors and mayors to do as they wish.

"They have instead the real representatives of the people in line with the ANC values and principles and programmes as entailed in the 2011 electoral manifesto."

The mayors for the five district municipalities are: Capricorn - Lawrence Mapoulo; Mopani - Joshua Matlou; Sekhukhune - David Magabein; Vhembe - Florence Dzhombere and Waterberg - Rosina Mokgotloane.

The mayors for the local municipalities are: Polokwane - Freddy Greaver; Lepelle-Nkumpi - Veronica Phaahla; Blouberg - Seriti Sekgoloane; Aganang - Maria Mokobodi; Molemole - Paulinah Makgatho; Greater Tzaneen -Dikeledi Mmetle; Greater Giyani - Pat Hlungwani; Greater Letaba - Godfrey City Modjadji; Ba-Phalaborwa - Anna Sono; Maruleng - Pule Mafologelo; Ephraim Mogale - Yvonne Mankola; Makhuduthamaga - Alfred Matlala; Fetakgomo - Kuki Sefala; Tubatse - Mahlake Nkosi; Elias Motsoaledi - Wendy Matemana; Thulamela - Grace Mahosi; Makhado - Mavhungu Luruli; Mutale - Tshitereke Matibe; Musina - Carol Phiri; Mogalakwena - Esther Mothibi; Lephalale - Johanna Mojela; Modimolle - Meisie Lekalakala; Thabazimbi - Patricia Moshito and in Mookgopong - Sarah Monyamane.


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