ANCYL wants 2 terms for Zuma as ANC head

2010-03-09 13:52

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema today expressed support

for President Jacob Zuma leading the ANC for a second term.

“Nobody will remove Zuma. If you want to serve in the ANC, support

Zuma,” he told students at the University of Johannesburg.

“That [Zuma] is the only man guaranteed in 2012 for a second


Malema alluded however, to the Youth League’s not wanting ANC

secretary-general Gwede Mantashe to be part of the party’s leadership in 2012,

and replaced with Fikile Mbalula.

“But in that top six there is one man who will not be coming back .

. . who has isolated himself from the ANC,” Malema said.

He, however, dismissed reports of plans to oust Mantashe at the

ANC’s September national general council, saying all current leaders would

complete their five-year term.

Malema claimed that whatever the Youth League pronounced on would

be the outcome of the 2012 leadership race.

He condemned accusations against some ANC leaders made by Cosatu,

as well as criticism by the union federation of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

and Zuma.

Malema expressed concern over the “apartheid regime of the Western

Cape”, under the premiership of DA leader Helen Zille.

He accused her of demolishing churches in Khayelitsha and dragging

the elderly out of their places of worship.

“Helen Zille, who is suffering from Satanism, has gone all out to

demolish the churches in the Western Cape. She is exposing herself . . . people

there will know they voted for a monster.”

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