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Nominations will start battle: ANCYL

2012-09-26 21:32

Johannesburg - The real battles were going to start with the nomination of ANC leaders ahead of its elective conference in Mangaung, ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola said on Wednesday.

"We need to make sure this African National Congress we are going to inherit is a well-oiled machine," Lamola told students at Wits University.

"Infuse a young leadership into the ANC... we need to be led by our own."

He said the current ANC leadership had put the party into the ICU [intensive care unit].

Lamola was addressing supporters at the ANCYL's 68th anniversary lecture.

ANC national executive member Fakile Mbalula was also expected to address students.

Students sang enthusiastically when Mbalula arrived at the full lecture hall at the university.

They sang songs in support of Mbalula, expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema and deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe.

The ANCYL is supporting Kgalema for party president and Mbalula to take over as secretary-general from Gwede Mantashe.

The league was also calling for a mix of generations in the ANC leadership.

Lamola bemoaned the charges of money-laundering brought against Malema.

"They tried to suppress the youth of South Africa... treated the youth with a certain level of disdain," he said.

Comments
  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-26 21:45

    Heaven help us... the uneducated unemployed want to take over government. Don't we have enough problems already. Half the ministers can't string a sensible sentence together as it is. Imagine one of these dweebs a minister of defense... No don't,you won't sleep tonight.

      juicecard.tshaka - 2012-09-26 22:26

      we already have an uneducated Zoooma in charge and guess where we are heading to!

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-26 22:29

      I am already not sleeping at night. A 40% unemployment number makes for a hell of a lot of potential to be mislead and swept along an a wave of rhetoric. A sympathy "vote" for the removal of Zoomer and emotion like '76? Who knows what can happen? Maybe a bit of cynicism, but sometimes history repeats itself. And that KFC Champion already fancies himself as a 2nd Mandela............

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-26 22:41

      @lesetjam ~ Oh how wrong you are .... once again! What dumbed down school marks do you think those Wits students got? 30% is a pass and you call that educated??!!

      jock.black.50 - 2012-09-26 23:58

      Why is Malema & Motlanthe the only choices? Surely there are other law-abiding, disciplined black leaders that can take the economic freedom struggle further. You cannot achieve long-term success with leaders who are criminal, corrupt and incompetent, surely you've learnt from the past 18 years. Make the right decisions now and choose leaders who are able to guide, discipline, inspire, leaders who will not hesitate to bring down corruption and anarchy, leaders who will work their hands to the bone for their citizens.... its the only way forward, choose wisely.

      gerald.nchabeleng - 2012-09-27 08:14

      usually I tend to want to avoid the idiocy that emanates from Irene.buthelezi's mouth but perhaps one should take the opportunity to do that. You expose your malaise at thinking...while 30% is considered a pass it is by no means an exemption and will not get anyone into wits university. I advice you read up on Wits admission policy for all its faculties and perhaps in future your feeble attempt at making a point won't be seen as intelligence devoid cow dung belonging to someone who belongs in Valkenberg. I guess I am fed up with reading the same thing from you, which always boils down to the remark that the one you are not in agreement with is stupid. Change your theme and grow up

  • aroka.murombe - 2012-09-26 21:46

    If that battle is going to remove the joke (zuma) from power then let it be...

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-26 22:41

      Zoomer is an absolute joke, but the alternatives are even bigger jokes. cANCer is nothing but corrupt, evil and it's supporters are a disgrace to humanity.

  • carl.debeer.33 - 2012-09-26 21:48

    Does Ronald understand what he is "reading"....

      Edwin Magidimisha - 2012-09-26 22:52

      I wonder what Carl.debeer and the rest are smoking, because the Lamola we are toking about is a lawyer by profession so what can you call yourself if you are so ignorent to check your leaders profiles. you idiots.

      Edwin Magidimisha - 2012-09-26 22:52

      I wonder what Carl.debeer and the rest are smoking, because the Lamola we are toking about is a lawyer by profession so what can you call yourself if you are so ignorent to check your leaders profiles. you idiots.

      buzz.bar.16 - 2012-09-27 09:57

      Lawyer Ha ha ha... At what ? Tribal law? Jungle law? The law of gravity (where popping zits on your face will create an explosion). I can see his degree now: Ronadl Lamola (specifically misspelled) Class of 4:45 pm on Thursday 12 November Degree as an attouur... aturnne.... atorknee... LAWYER. ha ha ha.

      thato123 - 2012-09-27 10:55

      @Edwin, Mugabe has many degrees than Lamola, but look at Zimbabwe. Mugabe has a master’s degree in economics, a bachelor’s degree in administration, and two law degrees from University of London — to go with the three bachelor’s degrees he already possessed, in economics, education, and history and literature from the University of Fort Hare. So my point is varsity degree is not a standard to judge ones intelligence.

  • dan8472 - 2012-09-26 21:56

    The lunatics are running the asylum! Here's a few challenges for the ANCYL... elect a respected statesman (or woman). Become a respected organisation. Do good things for South Africa. Be a positive influence. Create unity and pride. Aspire to greatness.

      Luvuyo Dyantyi - 2012-09-26 22:35

      dude who u kidding ? this lunitics have no idea what u just said about those challenges, u need to speak to people who actually can hear u not ANCYL

  • raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-26 21:58

    What skills do these so called youth bring to the table? I will tell you nothing at all. All of them behave like spoilt little children in need of a solid hiding . I can't wait for the grown ups( I use this term very loosely ) in the ANC to do the afore mentioned hiding. Do you honestly believe they even stand a chance against the full might( again very loosely ) of the ANC. What these idiots fail to understand is that the ancyl is a branch of the ANC and therefore under the ANCs control.

  • khathutshelo.basitere - 2012-09-26 21:58

    Electies must be selected on the basis of workmanship nd results, what this goverment needs is concistency, the ability to identify problems nd solve the asap

  • Sidney Olifant - 2012-09-26 21:58

    kill the BOER guess what juju has a white lawyer advocate for blacks why not black lawyers the same as Zuma

      george.dinta - 2012-09-26 22:18

      Sidney still trapped in the black and white bull, aag shame

  • Sidney Olifant - 2012-09-26 21:59

    kill the BOER guess what juju has a white lawyer advocate for blacks why not black lawyers the same as Zuma

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-26 22:01

      Because that is one of the best lawyers in the country. It also comes with a hefty price tag.

      george.dinta - 2012-09-26 22:25

      Naah it is because we still use all aparheid laws. So a black lawyer is not respected in SA courts no matter how good they are (U can say whatever but just check the start: Example: A white farmer short four un-armed kids, black lawyer wins the case and he was able to convince the court beyond reasonable doubt. After the white lawyers lost the case, the judge jumped in and decided he will only charge him 75 000 rand, and 25 000 rand for Murder and attempted murder where in the world have u ever seen that. Marikana miner are charged for murder under aparheid law isn't apartheid over?). U can be dumb all u want but one day you will realize the reality of the situation. As long as we have hanging to all aparheid laws, I will never even think of hiring a black lawyer no matter how good he is.

      gerald.nchabeleng - 2012-09-27 08:30

      dinta, o bolela nnete

  • zulu.utanga - 2012-09-26 22:00

    South Africa was like a zoo run by a powerful gatekeeper ( de klerk). The gate keeper had servants working under him.( Mandela) One day some servants got fed with the gatekeeper and decided to oppose him. The gatekeeper used his chains to beat off the servants disloyal to him. The gatekeeper greatest fear was not the servants opposing him but the wild animals locked in the cages. The servants in their final throw of dice decided to sabotage the cages and broke open the locks. Seconds later wild animals have been set loose killing everything. The servants were finally over joyed. The wild animals have come to their rescue. Now they too can become gate keepers. Hooray The gatekeeper was gone at last. Until they realised the truth. The truth which only the gatekeeper understood. These wild animals were truly wild. And they instantly turned on everyone including those hapless servants. In the end the wild animals have assumed total control over the zoo. The story of south africa summed up in 100 words or less.

      Savethe White O - 2012-09-26 22:17

      Hey dude I need some of that wacky weed your smoking. Do you even know what you are doing (MOFF GEROOK)

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-26 22:23

      Hey you, stop sniffing glue and go to bed

      Nhleko Celani - 2012-09-26 23:28

      Hey i like you comment, and that is true- the truth can't be denied. Celan NPG.

      gerald.nchabeleng - 2012-09-27 08:33

      Bravo Zulu, you have just likened the emancipation of south African indegenous backs to the release of wild animals. Hate your bronze skin much?

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-09-26 22:06

    hey wena dnt u dare to compare Mr Malema nd jacob zuma

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-26 22:08

      Hey wena why not they are both corrupt ,opportunistic criminals.

  • thando.ramncwana - 2012-09-26 22:29

    Cde Ronald......say what you like my brethren, nominations will start lobbying NOT this WW3 you persieve. Yours is an exposed lie......Cosatu, KZN, Free State, Mpumalanga, prt of EC, NW and NC are behind th 2nd term for Jz and Kgalema for DP,

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-09-26 22:30

    well oiled machine my foot

  • BraTambo - 2012-09-26 22:30

    Malema's mouth now brought big trouble for his crime bosses, whom paid him bribes, to get the motherload, which might cost him his life. R40K for them and just R10k for Malema, proclaim who is the tiny one. I recon not long before he arrive in the place that burn with brimstone.

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-26 22:31

    Always a battle, a revolution, a struggle, a victim of some dark third force and a rabbit.

  • mmaeke.fires - 2012-09-26 22:45

    Chief where were you when ANC turned into ICU, what were you doing and when did you realised, what do you want to achieve in deploying youth in forefront, are those earmarked earmarked candidates ready and yourself what can you really put on the table beside talking endlessy with full pay, suprising your fellow comrades plan and executes something while you spending 24hrs with them and only mentioned now and wants action, hell no man either sleeping too much or now food are sour

      mmaeke.fires - 2012-09-27 19:59

      Busy with studies at Venda Varsity (LLB), as much as both love this country and ANC. I cannot accepts such an excuse especially where future of innocent citizens affected by stupid decisions planned at back box of matches. For your information I know Lamola more than you and wonder that did you ever meet the word \simultaneous action\ and please from today onward send friend request to Mr Simultaneous action believe he take far and make you famous. U can't sitback and observe frienda destroying everything that has been earned with hardship. Finish your studies then give 110% commitment to politics if you are politician for the love of this country. I am sure we can do better. So now we must go back to the time when Lamola was at University and turn the whole thing around and I am sure the currency will also be on turn back to that time because Mr Lamola now is free from LLB. If you want to be leader caliber ride on but no with me and beutifull people. Be decisive and leave this todology nowdays political endless speeches with no implementation. Guess we have mbalula, that caliber of leader not coming with studies excuses this country needs radical changes not stundents who don't have balls to executes multi taskings, that's learners starts abanding classes and attending political streetbashes. Feel like strangling, can be lucky I don't know you.

  • Halidi Orama - 2012-09-26 22:47

    leave Zuma out of Malema,s case,let the court judge it.Malema expelled as ANCYL bcos of hs misconduct nt bcos of money laundaring,fraud and corruption.f he bhave like that whn he s nobdy wht f he bcom sombdy.stop fueling hm wth hs bad conduct,teach hm hw to change and bcm a gud leader.let hm knw that ,fraud s a nxt case and corruption wll be the last 1 and be ready 2 bailout hmself again,dnt 4gt the song \dubule ibunu\tody the same ibunu is his lawyer. Shame.

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-26 22:50

      s he made 50 million legaly in a couple of years....what a bright spark you are...

  • samuel.thomas.3538 - 2012-09-27 00:01

    I would like to remind d so called youth that they wont b youth forever.they mst call for change det they wont regret later wen deya brains start functioning well as adults's brains.

      mbhelemg - 2012-09-27 04:35

      Tell them Samuel, the day will come when they r 37

  • mlungisi.mwelase.9 - 2012-09-27 02:18

    Lomola u don't learn do u? its cold outside, zuma is always telling u, ask juju

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-27 03:00

    What pretends to be a freedom fight is really just a power struggle for control of the gravy train. And the one who shouts the loudest wins the argument. 100 years of ANC and this??? Its a joke, right???

  • Cuteandbronzed - 2012-09-27 06:31

    Yeah ahhh time to start a **** well done white people1... and those white sports models had me throwing up in my mouth, why do you people look so diffrent, strange you smell a little a diffrent too

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-09-27 06:38

    @Halidi leave the song alone its got nothing to do with Mr Malema's Lawyer

  • philip.buys.1 - 2012-09-27 07:57

    Do they actually have leaders?

  • michael.molemahang - 2012-09-30 10:26

    @irene.buthelezi.1 - you are right corrupt, womaniser, rapist and it's supporters are a disgrace to humanity.

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