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Radical youth part of ANC - Lamola

2012-07-31 07:39

Johannesburg - The militant and radical youth are the life and the brainchild of the ANC, Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola said on Monday.

"You must never be embarrassed or ashamed to be associated with the ANC because the ANC was formed by a mind of a young person," Lamola said at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

"Young people have been radical even before the ANC was formed... Young people by their nature are not afraid to take risks."

Lamola was addressing members of the league's Dr Mxolisi Majombozi branch.

Challenge older generation


The youth should challenge the older generation's way of thinking.

"You must not think like your father... You must be different. If you are going to think like your parents there would be no need for you to be born," said Lamola.

"The mandate of each and every young person is to challenge his parental generation, to bring new and fresh thinking into society to be able to drive the course of society."

He said the youth should be a critical body of opinion in the ANC.

"Young people in the ANC have never seen their role as cheerleaders or a group of praise worshippers for the leadership of the ANC.

"They are not a group of drum majorettes that will only be happy and clap hands for the leadership. But they must provide strategic views and directions and political ideological clarity in terms of how the organisation must move forward."

Lamola said in the past ANC Youth League leaders saw their role as helping to determine the party's direction. He said the youth belonged in the ANC's leadership and were leaders of today.

"All over the world leaders are becoming younger and younger every day... Many developing countries have younger leaders than myself.

"In China the way they are so energetic and very young they even moer [fight] each other in the Chinese parliament. They moer each other fighting about how the Chinese nation must look like in the future."

Education


He said that it was important to transform the educational bodies in South Africa.

"We have got a responsibility to change the character of this nation... It is your responsibility comrades, who have been privileged to be students at these esteemed institutions of the former white colonisers."

He said education was important in the fight for "economic freedom".

"We must not be afraid to produce rich black people and they must not be afraid to consume. We will not see economic freedom without black professionals."

He said black professionals should stand up and fight for the poor youth.

"Why are black professionals keeping quiet when books are not being delivered in Limpopo? Black professionals must stand up and say no... why is the Zuma government not firing the minister of education? Black professionals must stand up and ask these relevant questions."

The Limpopo and national education departments have been in the spotlight for failing to deliver textbooks to schools in the province on time.

Comments
  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-07-31 07:50

    "Think"..."you must not think like your father"...YOU said it Ronald....you guys can't think...you just steal and kill...and want want want for free

      sean.howlett.71 - 2012-07-31 08:45

      @peter.ndamase- Must I start mentioning ???

      sharon.a.marks.9 - 2012-07-31 08:47

      @ peter,you find two or three sick whites and you will use this as an excuse to defend the hundreds of murders and rapes commited by your brothers,i suggest you rather look to your own arse...idiot

      jacobus.hendrikse - 2012-07-31 09:25

      Peter, at least we don't elect these sick people to be our roll models and leaders... we don't chant and dance and build statues for them. We do not give them a salary and a state funeral.

      avuyile.mali.7 - 2012-07-31 09:45

      I wonder who is the real killer??? Whoever the killers are, they learnt from the experts.... Whites .... Who killed innocent people! And strange enough, they killed the poor people because they wanted EVERYTHING for free just as you say... You speak in the mind of an oppressed man but now oppression eating you alive.... Funny how things turn around.... But I don't blame you, you are drinking the medicine your fathers (Verwoerd and his crew) put together....

      Revelgen - 2012-07-31 10:10

      @ndamase & Mali7: guys, maybe you need to take another lesson from history. You keep looking backwards and blaming; that's why you are not moving forwards. Check Germany and and Japan after WW2: bombed flat, yet do they keep looking back and blaming? No, they got to work and built some of the world's strongest economies today. Korea was suppressed by Japan from 1920 to 1945 - not even allowed to call their kids Korean names. 200 000 Korean 'comfort women' were sent to the Japanese army. You can guess what for. But does South Korea look back and keep blaming, like you guys? No, they have built many strategic alliances with Japanese companies and are a top world economy today. I could go on, but do you get my point? Now GOYA (that means Get Off Your Ars*) and start looking forward. It's the only way to success.

  • sidney.gilroy - 2012-07-31 07:53

    The reason why young, black executives are keeping quiete when you want them to champion your cause Lamola is because you under-estimate their intelligence. The see the outcome. You do not. You see a fantasy of an outcome that is based on in your head and is not practically possible.

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-07-31 07:54

    What a liar. The Chinese are extremely disciplined and courteousness! He is trying his best to stay in power with the ANC Useless League by being even more radical than Malema. If he fails in doing this he will be kicked out before he can say "I am an utmost dimwit"!

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-31 07:55

    next loudmouth that has no brain, where does the YL get these idiots from????

  • melania.nel - 2012-07-31 07:56

    Ofcourse the older generation knows nothing and learnt nothing from their mistakes. What a stupid idea. To promote a militant and radical way of life is irresponsible. I think they should pass a law that anybody who wants to be part of government must have an IQ test and score above 100 at least. Not really high but still, better than we have now...

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-07-31 08:32

      @ melania - I don't think their combined IQs go as high as 100!

  • gerald.parker.9847 - 2012-07-31 07:57

    Ronald Mcdonald Lamola please become a father now! Because then your son can tell you taht you are talking crap. Won't that be nice? Remember that you are the one that said 'YOU MUST NOT THINK LIKE YOUR FATHER"

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-31 07:58

    Malema is Nelson Mandela minus brains, morals, compassion, education, leadership (i.e. Winnie Mandela) ..... Lamola is Malema minus the brain.

      avuyile.mali.7 - 2012-07-31 10:41

      You just made me laugh ... Thanks dude

  • carpejugulim - 2012-07-31 07:58

    Funny thing is you lot didn't have all that much to say over the text book debacle and that played a major part of educating the youth. Why leave it to the black professionals when you could actually do something constructive for a change, your very own words Lamola: "Why are black professionals keeping quiet when books are not being delivered in Limpopo? Black professionals must stand up and say no... why is the Zuma government not firing the minister of education? Black professionals must stand up and ask these relevant questions."

  • henrileriche - 2012-07-31 07:58

    It's one thing thinking ahead. Having "insight" and wanting to change the older generation into a more "modern" way of thinking. However, with the ANCYL in question, it's more in reverse insight. Wanting the older generation to devolve into thinking and accepting outdated ideas and ideologies. Basically no forward thinking but rather backward thinking. Viva ANC! The black man's worst enemy is black men (errrm leaders?) doing a better job at stereotyping black people, than white people ever did. Viva!

  • justin.massyn - 2012-07-31 08:10

    Ronald, to be honest there is tremendous value in what you are saying, and i agree with you to a large degree. However, with this radical risk taking attitude one also needs to be wise and take lessons learned and experience gained into account. The lovely thing about us humans is we have the ability to make choices and take risks, but many of us fail to see the real outcome and then blame it on something else or even better, on someone else. Change is good, it has and always will be, but it needs to calculated and well thought out, especially when it has direct impact on many people. The funny part is that we are in a fortunate position in that we can learn from other peoples mistakes too, which we more often than not are too arrogant to admit and take into account. They (adults as opposed to youths) have been around for many years before us and already have a large amount of experience, remember this and use it, wisely. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” TS Eliot.

  • raath - 2012-07-31 08:17

    It seems we have a new Malema...

      sean.howlett.71 - 2012-07-31 08:46

      Nope , just Malema`s puppy .

  • rian.dejager.3 - 2012-07-31 08:19

    Lamola is definitely gunning to be a bigger twat than Malema. Why would the ANC care about education??? Well informed people start thinking for themselves and then see what the ANC is REALLY about, so then they start voting for other parties who DO care for the country and education. Educate the Eastern Cape and the ANC will loose power. That's exactly why so little is done on education in the Eastern Cape. One day Lamola will be an elder and also be challenged. Guess one day he'll also be depicted with a shower head on top of his brainless head. Lastly, what does Lamola know about being militant. Has he even been in the military??? Maybe he should do national service FIRST and then open his mouth. In 5 years time he'll be just as fat as Malema.

      avuyile.mali.7 - 2012-07-31 09:51

      I enjoyed reading sense in this comment ..... If only we could all critisize this gov in this manner! Thank You Rian

  • vmeiring1 - 2012-07-31 08:27

    What a idiot.

  • Shaun Robinson - 2012-07-31 08:30

    It's like this idiot's trying to out do Malema.

  • sekalf.nroc - 2012-07-31 08:31

    Lamola is backward - 30 years or so!

  • thethird.wors - 2012-07-31 08:37

    You lot are a bunch of idiots I would not trust to run a spaza shop. You have not done ONE useful thing for the youth in 20 years. Not one skills development programme, nothing. You are a drain on resources and have no real purpose or reason to exist.

  • CORNHOLIO - 2012-07-31 08:37

    be nice if one of these youth league types had qualifications to do a job that wasnt strictly TALKING AND DODGING ie: law and political science any farmers or miners or bricklayers or doctors among them?

  • neil.kroese - 2012-07-31 08:38

    Mike Judge's satire "Idiocracy" comes to mind...

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-07-31 08:56

    "In China the way they are so energetic and very young they even moer [fight] each other in the Chinese parliament. They moer each other fighting about how the Chinese nation must look like in the future" WOW, so now we need to start acting like animals to sort out issues?? Thats the spirit ANCYL let regress to a barberic nation and beat the hell out of each other to move forward! The judges have reached a verdict....... your an idiot!

      avuyile.mali.7 - 2012-07-31 09:52

      And I am in the jury supporting that verdict! He is an idiot

  • ernie.croucher - 2012-07-31 09:03

    No respect for the "older" generation??Shame ..made in China!

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-07-31 09:05

    As much as I hate to admit it,,, this pimply parasite is dangerous.

  • JevonMarshallJohnson - 2012-07-31 09:12

    Bring your panga here and Ill shove it so far up your butt that ill create a visible middle parting in that crap you call hair.

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-31 09:17

    Oh my f*/;n word, hopeless....

  • robynne.els.1 - 2012-07-31 09:18

    The best thing for this country would be if the ANCYL started their own party! I say this simply because they would take many ANC votes giving the opposition a fighting chance to win!

  • oistar.tutu - 2012-07-31 09:18

    simply: we can't let the youth decide what is right and wrong. Look at the "kill for Zuma" episode. Now we sit with a disgrace of a president, a splintering ANC, corruption through the roof, unhappiness all round. Why?... because the ANC listened to the Youth. This is proof that the youth are not informed enough to call the shots. I hope that the ANC has learnt its lesson.

  • anita.nortje - 2012-07-31 09:20

    LOL! Who is teaching this idiot? Jules?

  • CassandraXabata - 2012-07-31 09:41

    If all this is true, why don't you then change and/or fight for change for the betterment of SA, instead of sprouting outdated claptrap like landgrab etc etc? Are you going to vote ANC? What makes you qualified and where do you get all the knowledge that will enable you to make all these pronouncements about economic freedom? Perhaps you should get educated first and then aspire to be a public figure which people can respect and/or even take notice of.

  • bendito.mthombeni.kamaratuza - 2012-07-31 09:53

    Not 100% wrong..

      felix.feline.3 - 2012-07-31 10:21

      Not 5% right.

  • pierre.scheepers.9 - 2012-07-31 10:05

    Black professionals....LMFAO. Fight like the chinese in parliament, lmfao again!!! You really think this is some kind of low budget chinese movie and you are Bruce Lee.... En toe hy wakker skrik is daar n drol in sy drink water!

  • grant.hide - 2012-07-31 10:15

    It's when these youth grow old that they will see the error of their ways. Work on employment and skills, look to the past errors and make way to a better future by not repeating the errors of the old. Think of all that could be accomplished and not destroyed. Get a job or be self sufficient, stop leaning on this donkey that died 18 years ago.

  • Hitro Dive - 2012-07-31 11:34

    Lamola. Well said! empower the majority. and you'll get the best results tht all. Educate them,Guide them and "employ them. That's if u want a better South Africa the solution is to create foundations for the poor which are the majority this country all these people need from the ANC is service and delivery they will prove themselves to worthy citizens. black people need to stand up in this country. I quote professionals as. Don't be greedy give and you shall receive be rightoue

  • Hitro Dive - 2012-07-31 11:41

    Serve your people and you shall be served. Lamola. Behind the ANCYL. Empower the majority, educate them, guide them. And employ them. And pretty sure South Africa will progress we don't need the minority whites. All the ANC has to do is deliver to its people. and they'll get the support ANC officials need to stop being greedy for where there investment there's growth. Invest in your people comrades they are power uneducated and need your help. How are they suppose to support you when u not supporting them. The youth needs to stand up. AMANDLA!!

  • Hitro Dive - 2012-07-31 11:45

    Serve your people and you shall be served. Lamola. Behind the ANCYL. Empower the majority, educate them, guide them. And employ them. And pretty sure South Africa will progress we don't need the minority whites. All the ANC has to do is deliver to its people. and they'll get the support ANC officials need to stop being greedy for where there investment there's growth. Invest in your people comrades they are power uneducated and need your help. How are they suppose to support you when u not supporting them. The youth needs to stand up. AMANDLA!!

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-07-31 12:48

    The OLD generation actually fought for the liberation of this country. My observation is that the majority of the young turks are merely licking the cream off the top! Get a life! Earn your keep!

  • tw2066 - 2012-07-31 13:18

    And we think the whites are obsessed with race .... These guys make Verwoerd look like a .... Cheerleader!

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