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YCL congress 'chaos' resolved

2010-12-11 21:43

Johannesburg - The Young Communist League on Saturday said its National Congress was proceeding successfully despite disruptions by a small group of delegates.

"Delegates have been disciplined throughout the congress despite those who have tried to cause problems, national spokesperson Gugu Ndima said.

"The congress has been a success and we are on the last leg." She said nominations for the leadership election were currently taking place.

Earlier on Saturday police were called to restore order at the congress when chaos broke out between delegates, the SABC reported.

The league was split between those who supported the current national secretary Buti Manamela and those who supported his deputy Khayelihle Nkwanyan.

Constitutional changes

Those supporting Nkwanyan were complaining that the leadership had "forced" them to amend the leagues constitution to allow Manamela to be re-elected.

Reports said delegates started throwing water bottles at their counterparts during a closed session at the congress.

The media were asked to leave the venue as the situation worsened. Ndima told the SABC that it was an "unfortunate incident" but it was being sorted.

Delegates who were opposed to the constitutional changes had said that they would continue to disrupt the congress. Ndima said that there had not been further disruptions.

The YCL was holding its 3rd National Congress at the University of the North West in Mafikeng over the weekend.

Comments
  • Vetelit - 2010-12-11 22:18

    Question: "What's the point in having a constitution if you just amend/change it whenever you disagree with, or feel like it?

      RobertKay - 2010-12-12 07:35

      That's the African Way! I think 99% of all states on the continent believe in that philosophy!

  • Simnandzi - 2010-12-11 22:29

    Congratulations are in order to the elected leaders of the Young Communist League of South Africa namely: 1 National Secretary Buti Manamela 2 NationalChairperson Hershan Pillay 3 Tresure General Joyce Tsipa Deputy Nationaly Secretary Mike Mokutsoane Deputy Nationaly Chairperson Mawethu Rune.VIVA UFASIMBA

      mikesandman - 2010-12-11 22:44

      Good communists can spell!

      Macho Mike - 2010-12-12 00:46

      Dear Com-RED Simnandzi, I trust Comrade Malema has extended his heartiest congratulations to all those elected to run the YCL of SA, as chosen by other comrades in the bright metropilus of Mafikeng nogal nou ja. I tried to tweet Malema the resutls of this RED hot news but he was not tweeting back.I have yet to read about this breaking news information leaking out on WikiLeaks, or indeed on WikiTweets, or even on WikiTwits, never mind WikiTresure.I hope Malema does not "Rune" anything by saying something stupid or silly if you know what i mean that "Wood" not be good. After all an insult to one is an insult to all and all my comrade. Viva - oh yes VI en VA Las Vegas, hier kom ons.

      RobertKay - 2010-12-12 07:37

      I trust the Tresure General has passed his basic bookkeeping in school?

  • Blip - 2010-12-12 00:39

    More unruly lumpen-prole undignified misbehaviour by black yoofs...

  • TGIL - 2010-12-12 06:55

    Who cares. No-one gives a F*** - Who's paying for it is the only thing anyone with a brain cares about

      ruffled - 2010-12-12 11:31

      probably the lotto cash cow !

  • Pothole - 2010-12-12 07:29

    These people, whether ancyl or ycl or whatever simply do not have the capacity to solve internal or external differences amicably. always heve to be a riot. Are we missing some brain cells there?

  • RobertKay - 2010-12-12 07:34

    Bunch of eejits! Can't even hold a meeting without a punchup. Useless and unempoyable bunch of uneducated loafers supported by the ANC, to make sure they never have to work for a living!

  • whitespear2010 - 2010-12-12 09:27

    I really miss the old SA. Bring back police dogs and sjamboks.

      G_MAN - 2010-12-12 10:34

      And all the good things that come along with it. Apartheid, oppression, discrimination. You are a fool.

      whitespear2010 - 2010-12-12 16:02

      @G_MAN You are the fool. Apartheid made this country safe by keeping the thieving, murderous savages where they belonged. Or do you think SA is in good hands with the present government? Pull your head out of your arse.

      G_MAN - 2010-12-12 21:28

      Thieving - you mean the people that stoled our land(my grandparents were removed from their house). I won't even go into detail about the rest because you are just plain racist.

  • kabelo - 2010-12-12 18:09

    I saw on the news Jacob Zuma said that this is not the actions of Communists....other groups can act this way, not Communists. Mr Zuma, nobody can act this way, no matter who or to which alliance you belong, behavior like this is unacceptable.

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