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Malema nominated for Limpopo PEC

2011-12-19 12:27

Polokwane - Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was among 40 candidates nominated to serve on the ANC's Limpopo provincial executive committee (PEC), an official confirmed on Monday.

"Yes, he [Malema] is on the list," provincial spokesperson David Masondo told Sapa.

Masondo said voting for the 20 additional members would take place on Monday, before commissions report back on resolutions during a closed session.

Proceedings had not started by 10:45. However, Masondo said an official announcement of the PEC would be made later in the day.

"Delegates decided to only nominate and not vote as planned on Sunday because they were tired. People retired at 21:00," he said.

It is understood that some delegates wanted to attend a free-for-all party hosted by Malema at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Thousands of youths flocked to the venue where they were entertained by prominent house DJs and artists, including Nigeria's Flavour which sent the crowd into a frenzy.

Malema, who is Mathale's close ally, spent his time at a white marquee set up close to the stage.

‘Writing on the wall’


Earlier this year Malema joked that he did not want a job in government. Speaking at the University of the Western Cape, Malema said he had no desire to go into Parliament or become a minister.

He said at the time: "If you try and buy [Police Minister] Nathi [Mthethwa] a coke… or a cold drink now, he will have to check the ministerial handbook.”

On Sunday Malema addressed delegates, talking about ANC provincial chairperson Cassel Mathale's victory and Pretoria's intervention in Polokwane.

Mathale won on Sunday by a margin of 82 votes in the highly contested election. He faced Arts and Culture Deputy Minister Joe Phaahla, and won with 601 votes. Phaahla received 519 votes.

Voted in as deputy chairperson was Dickson Masemola, the secretary is Soviet Lekganyane, the treasurer is Pinky Kekane and her deputy is Florence Dzhombere. They are all in Mathale's group.

This was no surprise for Mathale's supporters, who felt the writing was on the wall all along.

Phaahla's supporters' hopes were shattered, with a majority absent from the conference on Sunday.

Comments
  • Grant - 2011-12-19 12:38

    Surely it is unconstitional to even nominate a person suspended from the party, even if that suspension is being appealed? To my way of thinking this is just showing the ANC hierachy to be toothless on top of all their other failings - they are obvioulsy completely out of touch with their electorate.

      Grant - 2011-12-19 14:22

      (grant9) We have not seen the last of our woodwork expert - not by a long shot.

      Azande - 2011-12-19 15:06

      Leadership does not decide or dictate whom the electorate must nominate/elect, they themselves decide who they want in leadership. Whether Malema's nomination is politically correct or not is another. But, constitutionally, no one’s rights or opportunities shall be prejudiced by any pending disciplinary or criminal action against that individual.

      Azande - 2011-12-19 15:07

      Leadership does not decide or dictate whom the electorate must nominate/elect, they themselves decide who they want in leadership. Whether Malema's nomination is politically correct or not is another. But, constitutionally, no one’s rights or opportunities shall be prejudiced by any pending disciplinary or criminal action against that individual.

      Precious - 2011-12-19 18:17

      @Grant. That one without a face.Eish. You like woodwork stories.

      Precious - 2011-12-19 18:19

      @Azande. Tell them. They just want JuJu in jail this people.

  • kosmonooit - 2011-12-19 12:40

    Down, but not out! Sadly, this despot will make a comeback. Too bad the 'comrades' in the Limpopo ANC cannot see the $h!t for the baobabs.

  • George - 2011-12-19 12:40

    What does Malama's 5 year suspention cover. Is he allowed to serve on any part on anc or ancyl

      Deon - 2011-12-19 13:11

      No when he loses his appeal he is out of all ANC structures. Maybe he will become a finance / economic consultant.

      Azande - 2011-12-19 15:11

      The suspension is a sanction which can be relooked at on Malema's request. Once the disciplinary process is concluded and the sanction maintained, then Malema will loose any position he is holding in the ANC structures. Rightfully said by Deon

  • Malcolm - 2011-12-19 12:41

    These people are MAD! Full Stop.

  • rbczovczov - 2011-12-19 12:46

    Who did the nominating? The Tender Mafia Association of Limpopo?

      Azande - 2011-12-19 15:12

      No. 1020 delegates from all over Limpopo.

      Activity Bookings - 2011-12-19 15:33

      Azande, so it was the Tender Mafia Association of Limpopo

      Azande - 2011-12-19 15:58

      whatever yo full ability of yo mind can be able to conceive, activity, i respect it.

  • Blade - 2011-12-19 12:46

    Flush turd flush...why wont you go down?

  • Annelise - 2011-12-19 12:48

    What a f@cking joke! Can't even call it a Banana republic, banana's will be insulted!

  • susan.greyling - 2011-12-19 12:50

    He can't be on an ANC committe because he's been suspended from the party. People, chill out, he's legally not allowed to stand.

      Lynn - 2011-12-19 12:59

      Legality does not seem to count for much in politics.

      Garth - 2011-12-19 13:13

      Legally, come on s.g, what the $%£& do legalities have to do with anything, where the ignorant ineptocrats are concerned? The anc ignorants bend the laws to suit their own criminal purposes; they always have done so, always will do so. And if getting fatboy into another position of power suits that particular agenda, then there is nothing that any sane person can do about it.

      mbossenger - 2011-12-19 13:39

      He's not suspended until the appeal process is complete.

      acsteyn - 2011-12-19 13:43

      Don't be so sure. With the ANC anything is possible.

      Azande - 2011-12-19 15:16

      Constitutionally, no one’s rights or opportunities shall be prejudiced by any pending disciplinary or criminal action against that individual. This means Malema has a right to be nominated to any position within the ANC as he is still the President of the ANCYL and the internal disciplinary process is not yet concluded.

      Norah - 2011-12-19 21:38

      he's appealed! and until the appeal ruling nothing is final! let's hope the appeal upholds the disciplinary hearing outcome! RIP Juju, RIP!

  • Kaybee - 2011-12-19 12:58

    the people had their say....Limpopo will always stand by their sons no matter what...unlike Zuma the sellout.go Malema go...no matter how hard they cum at u stick ur chest out,keep ur head up & soldier on u will be our next president

      Blade - 2011-12-19 13:02

      Dunno about his chest but his stomach sure is sticking out...

      Gerhard - 2011-12-19 13:10

      "no matter how hard they cum at u stick ur chest out,keep ur head up & soldier on" Great advice for when he is found guilty of fraud and corruption and goes to make new friends in the prison showers.

      Sean - 2011-12-19 13:27

      @Kaybee- So you are also one of the intellectual Malema supporters. Keep on going untill you guys f@cked this whole once beautiful country up . Once everything is f@cked up , you scratch your head and say ``eish``! Guys like you want to act intelligent , so just look north ...... ffs !

      Johan - 2011-12-19 13:49

      "...no matter how hard they cum at u..." - Sounds like the ANC are having one big orgy.

      Garth - 2011-12-19 14:18

      They are having an orgy - with our money.

      donald.perumal - 2011-12-19 16:25

      @Kaybee You will stand by .....no matter what,that's how Africa goes down the hole!One must always be mindful of those that enrich themselves through corrupt means as the poor will always lose.Should we not support those that ensure that the poor and the marginalized are supported. SA needs leaders who uplift the standard of living of the masses not the powerful and their comrades.

      Norah - 2011-12-19 21:42

      I think not! Kaybee get real..Malema as president of SA? that will honestly be from the sublime to the ridiculous! From the towering and lofty heights of Mandela and Mbeki for this great nation to be reduced to Malema, the dithering idiot? this Bozo the clown? Surely you want better for your country?

      Norah - 2011-12-19 21:49

      Kaybee, you can't be serious about wanting Malema as the next president of SA? From the towering and lofty intellects of Mandela and Mbeki to this dithering fool, this Bozo the clown? You surely cannot wish a fate worse than death on your great nation! How can you honestly wish regression on your country and its peoples? Your idiocy and blindness defies logic! Breathtaking!

  • Daft - 2011-12-19 12:59

    What is he going to serve ??....Drinks ???

      Pieter - 2011-12-19 13:35

      No, tenders of course

      Had - 2011-12-19 13:39

      A 25 year sentence I hope.

  • Humble - 2011-12-19 13:02

    what happened to the farming Malema? Sounds like the ANC are yet again proving their double standards here!

      makesuthink - 2011-12-19 13:11

      The cows told him to p?ss off and they demanded more pay shorter working hours and more holidays so mad bucket left farming

  • Trevor - 2011-12-19 13:06

    JULIUS MALEMA....you a PARASITE..go farm like you said you would or was that just ANOTHER lie...the fact that people vote you in STILL...shows me SA is going one way...

      Sean - 2011-12-19 13:30

      Trevor , Malema`s supporters have a intelligence level, that of mammals that live deep deep deep in a jungle !!I think evolution pulled a trick on them !

  • Shirley - 2011-12-19 13:08

    This government needs to take a long hard look at themselves.Polokwane is a financial mess thanx to the clown Mathlale! They allow this goon to run again!!! Malema is under suspension but he is allowed to be nominated. Anc should take out a world wide newspaper campaign stating that we are the most corrupt country and welcome all CORRUPT buisiness deals! Anc this is my country too so stop STUFFING IT UP!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bryan - 2011-12-19 13:09

    Malema.... Yawn!!!

  • ludlowdj - 2011-12-19 13:11

    I thought he was suspended by the ANC, Well just goes to show, in the new South Africa the careful thousand year process of deciding what a word really means has been updated African style. As usual what the ANC says and does are two completely different things, and never the two shall meet.

  • Chabi - 2011-12-19 13:15

    Thank You,I'd rather pass on the Bell's... Let me have a Cassel.

  • DieSeL - 2011-12-19 13:16

    He hosted a "free for all party". No doubt in order to drum up votes for himself! Don't even try to say he is "giving back to the people" by hosting the party. If he wanted to do that there are much better ways to do that. Like give them food/shelter/clothes.

      STYLEbudd - 2011-12-19 13:27

      thats another problem in south africa - too many free handouts , free housing etc. create jobs - people need to learn skills and work for their money and work to pay bills like the rest of us hard-working south africans!

      Siotine - 2011-12-19 15:34

      Lets boycott the Djs and bands that performed there!

  • Piet - 2011-12-19 13:23

    Lots of popo's in lim popo. You deserve him keep him, make him you president just know he is a canibal who eats his own...

  • richard.hipkin - 2011-12-19 13:51

    A LOOTING CONITUA.. I back you, you give me a position where I can be wealthy off government, Limpopo the most corrupt province.

  • Paul - 2011-12-19 13:52

    Never say die, Juju. Just do it.

  • Jeffrey - 2011-12-19 13:57

    They should rename the province "Limpoopoo".

      Daft - 2011-12-19 15:01

      Or Limborshaborsha

      richard.hipkin - 2011-12-19 15:02

      A rolling Limpopo gathers no Moss..

      Daft - 2011-12-19 15:03

      U keep ur province mosspoopoo...

      Siotine - 2011-12-19 15:39

      It seems they have such small dicks that you did not realise you are being F up your ass I see.

      Sean - 2011-12-19 19:14

      @ Moss , I have news for you , ``your province is f@cked`` ! F@cked up by your comrades and soon the rest of the country !! Maybe if you take those blinkers off , you can see what is going on around you !!

  • Dmitri - 2011-12-19 14:31

    Here we go again...

  • George - 2011-12-19 16:28

    If we are going to be govern by people like woodwork boy. Ireally foresee trouble. This boy is living in a planet of his own. He is brain dead.

  • Louis - 2011-12-19 18:27

    WTF

  • rmooi1 - 2011-12-19 20:19

    ANC is fooling us actually

  • braamc - 2011-12-19 22:27

    They will eventually after another couple of billions of rands shut down f&*cken thieving corrupt ANC trash in Limpopo. Absolute no leadership in the ranks of the ANC. Hope the lot rot

  • Mary-Ann - 2011-12-20 01:22

    I actually started laughing (for a change) while reading this article! I mean... what else can we actually do? Funny farm gets more bizarre and ludicrous by the second!!!

  • Johann - 2011-12-20 08:32

    Maybe I misunderstood something, but was he not banned from the ANC or partaking in ANC politics?

  • Cristina - 2011-12-20 08:40

    What JuJu again in the news??!! I give up!!!

  • Ingrid - 2011-12-20 08:50

    So another free for all for Malema the golden boy of the uneducated whatnots.

  • Morongwa - 2011-12-20 10:35

    Haters haters, stop criticising our gorvenrment. The delegates nominated their preferred candidates and you should learn to accept the decision. I've noticed that most of haters here are 'boers'. you time has has expired and deal with it in your minds. In future consult ANC constitution before you can post senseless messages

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