No one can lay claim to ANC - YCL

2010-09-20 21:01

Durban - No single individual could lay claim to the ANC as it belonged to capitalists and communists alike, said Young Communist League national secretary Buti Manamela on Monday.

"The ANC belongs to all of us. There is no single individual who can lay claim of ownership of the ANC and we will at all times make sure that everybody - irrespective of whether they are communists, capitalists or nationalists - finds the ANC as a home for them," he said, speaking on the sidelines of the ANC's national general council in Durban.

Manamela welcomed ANC president Jacob Zuma's political report in which he expressed concern about people in the movement who claimed to be "anti-communist" and "anti-nationalist".

"There has been some subtle mobilisation of people on the basis of whether they are communist or not and we find that extremely disruptive.

"A lot of people have invested their time, money, resources and lots of them, even their lives, into having the ANC where it is today and some of those who were in the forefront were communists so now that we are in the Garden of Eden people want to isolate communists and I don’t think that should happen," Manamela said.

Loyalty


The league was also pleased with Zuma highlighting the importance of the branch in his report. Zuma reminded ANC leaders that their loyalty must always lie with the ordinary member of the party.

"There is no individual more powerful than the structures of the ANC or the alliance. And we hope that most of those things would be followed up by structures of the alliance, structures of the ANC," Manamela said.

The YCL secretary was recently shouted down at an ANCYL gathering as he attempted to deliver a message of support for the ANC's youth wing.

This was largely seen as revenge for the booing of the league president Julius Malema at an SA Communist Party conference last year.

Manamela said the incident was "water under the bridge".

"We hope that those doing it for self satisfaction are now satisfied and there would no longer be such acts between the ANCYL and the YCL.

"We are hoping for better engagement after the NGC," he said. He further welcomed Zuma's comments on the recent happenings at youth league provincial conferences - many were marred by factional battles, ill-discipline and even violence.

"We as the YCL were also worried about things happening in the ANCYL where conferences were disrupted and all of that because all those things may ultimately come into the YCL. We are quite happy with the president's leadership on that."

Zuma took a hard line on discipline in his report on Monday, singling out the youth league in particular and calling for a return of "revolutionary discipline".

- SAPA

Read more on:    ycl  |  anc  |  buti manamela  |  politics  |  anc ngc meeting
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
 

Zuma: Pray for peaceful polls

President Jacob Zuma has asked members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to pray for peaceful elections on 7 May.

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Why Jack Parow wants you to vote on 7 May
The ad the SABC doesn't want to air
Elections 2014 in one cartoon
This year's election posters
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Friday Grabouw - 11:32 AM
    Road name: N2 Eastbound
    DELAYS between Sir Lowrys Pass and Grabouw
  • Friday Cape Town - 10:14 AM
    Road name: M3 Inbound
    EVENT - left lane closed between Rhodes Avenue and UCT
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Samsung Galaxy Tab P7500 10.1" Tablet With WiFi & 3G

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gives you a better experience for...

From R4999.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Self-indulgence may be strong today. You may want to enjoy yourself to the fullest and share it with those that make you feel...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.