Reinstate Juju – Limpopo ANC

2012-06-11 10:50

The ANC in Limpopo has asked for the reinstatement of expelled and suspended ANC Youth League leaders.
The ANC in Limpopo this morning issued a statement following its provincial general council yesterday saying youth league leaders should be reinstated to “resolve the impasse” between the ANC and its youth.

“We re-affirm our 7th provincial congress resolution for the resolution of the current standoff between the ANC and ANCYL leadership, which has seriously weakened the revolutionary voice of the league,” the ANC in Limpopo said.

The province is apparently the only one so far to call for the reinstatement of the leaders, with Gauteng spokesperson Nkenke Kekana last night denying that there had been a similar call from its provincial general council over the weekend.

An attempt to pass a motion to this effect in the Northern Cape’s recent conference has also failed.

Meanwhile the youth league in the Western Cape last night issued a statement saying it welcomed the outcomes of the ANC’s provincial general council in the Western Cape this weekend, “whereby a motion was called for the setting aside of the rulings of the (national disciplinary committee of appeal) with regard to the sentences meted out to president Julius Malema, secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa and (national executive committee) member and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu”.

But Western Cape ANC secretary Songezo Mjongile has denied that the meeting had accepted such a motion, labelling the youth league statement “mischievous”.

He said there had been an attempt by the league in the province to raise the matter at the PGC, but the ANC did not entertain it.

ANC treasurer-general Mathews Phosa on Saturday addressed the meeting near Cape Town, saying that the ANC’s national executive committee would look at reviewing the sentences of Malema and his fellow leaders when it meets today.

Malema was expelled for sowing division in the party, while Magaqa was suspended for a year and Shivambu for three years.

The ANC did not officially confirm that it would discuss a review of Malema’s sentence at today’s special NEC meeting in Pretoria, which was meant to look at policy issues.

At least two NEC members, however, told City Press that the meeting would look at the sentence.

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