'ANC faction' behind mine unrest

2012-09-13 10:23

Johannesburg - The ongoing labour dispute at Lonmin which is spreading throughout the mining sector is being organised by an ANC faction with expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema acting as its front man, Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini said in a report on Thursday.

The Congress of SA Trade Unions leader told Business Day the unrest was the result of a "systematic, orchestrated, long-time plan" by this faction within the African National Congress.

This faction was hoping to force the ANC into "chaos" ahead of their elective conference this December in Mangaung to compel the party to remove Jacob Zuma from his position as ANC president.

"We also understand that there have been certain individuals behind him [Malema] who are funding this for their own political ambitions," he told the paper.

"Julius Malema may be the point person running at the front but we know that there are big guns behind him."

Malema has made himself a fixture amongst protesting miners throughout the sector since 34 Lonmin miners were shot a month ago.

He has been offering them support for their wage demands and calling on them to demand the resignation of political figures and the leadership of the National Union of Mineworkers, a Cosatu affiliate.

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-09-13 10:29

    Well I suppose Zuma deserves what's coming.

      marc.rule - 2012-09-13 10:32

      A swift boot up the ASS

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-13 10:35

      It should be the whole anc and not just Zuma. It is wonderful to see the massive cracks that are widening amongst COSUTU and the anc. It looks like fat boy has got the lot of them peering anxiously over their shoulders.

  • mariuskowie - 2012-09-13 10:29

    This seems like the truth is starting to surface.

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-13 10:32

      Jip, they are doing all of this so that they can get their corrupt hands on the mines. Once the mines file for insolvency then the cadres will buy them up and Wholllaaa!!! New mine owners earning billions and not paying the workers like that Aurora success!

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-13 10:30

    Not a third force? Wow!

  • desertratbkf - 2012-09-13 10:30

    From the beginning I smelled a rat in all of this. cANCer is a massive danger to this country! They HAVE to go!

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-09-13 10:32

      Let the ANC be. First they need to destroy themselves and spare us the trouble.

      marc.rule - 2012-09-13 10:36

      As long as the “majority” of the people vote for the cANCer like sheep the cANCer will stay. That is the SAD thing about it. they keep complaining about everything but don’t think if they vote for a better party they will have a better life.

  • daniel.v.wyk - 2012-09-13 10:34

    Then lock the twat up for National unrest!

      Essy1945 - 2012-09-13 10:55

      Exactly... he is a civilian like you - like me. If you go and do this what do you think will happen to you... you'd be locked up for inciting violence and whatever else they can think of. Arrest him, lock him up and throw away the key!

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-13 10:36

    No suprise there!

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-13 10:38

    Don't think they hard to work too hard to force cANCer into chaos. Other than stealing, they don't know what they're doing anyway.

  • Essy1945 - 2012-09-13 10:39

    Wowee! what a revelation - that's what everyone's been saying all along mr Sdumo Dlamini. Julius 'fatboy' Malema and cronies have own agenda and that is to make ANC ungovernable BUT then this is exactly what the ANC in the Western Cape is doing too - trying to make 'it' ungovernable! Eat your own dust ANC.

  • lynette.venter.12 - 2012-09-13 10:40

    To scared to think who will be the next president of cANCer when they get Zuma down... ? Any ideas?

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-13 11:04

      They're all as vile and incompetent as the next one so it doesn't really make any difference.

  • randall.j.coetzee - 2012-09-13 10:44

    And you're only figuring this out now?

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-09-13 10:45

    Who. Would. Have. Guessed. It's taken Cosatu how long to figure this out whilst the rest knew ages ago.

  • Mbavhalelo - 2012-09-13 10:47

    COSATU and SACP are de reason there are factions within de ANC, Sdumo is full of empty words

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-13 11:09

      No. COSATU and the SACP are the Vanguards of the NDR. People are confusing reaction with initiative.

      patrickmpanyana.mogwaneng - 2012-09-13 11:35

      That is correct.We all know that.Sdumo himself is like JZ.He is just there nje while Vavi is the brain behind Cosatu.We all know they are the ones dividing ANC with Mantashe upfront.

  • clive.kihn - 2012-09-13 10:49

    It's time that the ANC realised what a danger Malema is to this country and showed some real leadership - unlikely, as they've shown none since Zuma took the throne. But Zuma and Co are too poep-scared to trample on any toes before Mangaung. By then it might be too late: the mines will have closed (and all so-called workers unemployed), the Rand will be worth 1 US cent, and total anarchy will prevail. Is this really what Malema and his brainless followers want?

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-09-13 10:50

    The ANC is disgusting - they are an insult to all good standing South Africans. They are beyond a joke. Sick disgusting cretins

  • alan.ingram.355 - 2012-09-13 10:52

    Yip i agree, think back to the 70's to the lady of "with these matches and petrol we will liberate SA" fame and one will see the same person backing that idiot malema ?

  • attie.viljoen.39 - 2012-09-13 10:57

    The only investigation that needs to be launched by the National Prosecuting authorities is Who exactly the Friends of the Youth league consists of and they will also know who the people is that is behind the implementation of the NDR and is a national security risk to the country.

  • piet.boerie - 2012-09-13 10:58

    And ladies and gentlemen we welecome the meddling hand of the dragon. This faction has firm support form China as western investors will be replaced by Chinese. How else is Juliass affording to fly around South Africa without a job? Mamam Winnie has some pretty big friends. The sad thing is they are no better than any other investor. Its up to the governemnt to make sure the exchange is fair.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-09-13 10:59

    Are you sure it's not apartheids fault? Or maybe the miners are racists? I'm pretty sure that's what I've been hearing all these years from you lot.

  • mbulelo.pikoli - 2012-09-13 11:03

    Mr Dlamini we r nt talkng bout Mongaung here ur organisation mst solve the prblm,dnt talk about the removal of Mr Zuma.we as South Africans we r worried nw.

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-09-13 11:04

    Sister Sdumo Dlamini is blaming everyone exept himself and his useless affiliates! Malema was not there in 2008 when AMCO was formed by disgruntled union members of NUM. The wokes have expose them for who they are and are voting with their feet en masse to join AMCO, because they have lost all faith in the leadership of NUM. Sister Dlamini is the worse thing to have ever happen to Cosatu, and he should do an honourable thing and go back to strengthening his skills as a Mid-wife!

  • Themba Patric Sibande - 2012-09-13 11:04

    it is a shame that I have to read this nonsense from the person I respect,this is a lie from Comrade Sdumo and maybe they think what is happening as a game,Zuma should not have fired Malema,now that he is biting and hard you come lie to the nation.Yes Malema is also making the Num union to loose votes but also what you feed us is a lie and a rubbish.

  • taylor.motlatsi - 2012-09-13 11:06

    what ever Sister sdumo is smoking, it must be too strong for him

  • cobusvanstaden0506 - 2012-09-13 11:11

    Does aanybody think the ANC cares about SA or their supporters All that matters is power

      wiscoh - 2012-09-14 16:39

      U r spot on, i ws shocked yesterday when the president of the republic said the majority has more right than the minority in a democratic constitution. What he means jst bcos they r majority , they must oppress the minority. By any standard that the worst utterances to come from the president.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-13 11:13

    It is a fallacy to think Malema is being financed by any one else than disgruntled ANC members with deep pockets and an agenda all their very own own.

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-13 11:19

    An eye opener if there ever was one.

  • martin.sei - 2012-09-13 11:19

    Mr sdumo, everybody wants zuma to be replaced, JZ has failed dissimaly.

      thulanit3 - 2012-09-13 11:25

      At least you and your buddies

  • louis.mokonyane - 2012-09-13 11:36

    Mr Dlamini is not about Mangaung, can you tell the nation how much are you earning, this people they need money not Mangaung

  • promise.ozuzu - 2012-09-13 11:37

    Life is a school, if you want to kill a man, kill him, don't just hit him and let him go! If you don't , it has a way of coming back to hurt you so bad! ANC pls stop cry, you guyz started cooking the food, you have to eat everything!

  • Johnson - 2012-09-13 21:20 - Read this to see who is making the money from the mines in South Africa today - why are worker being paid what they are - then you are informed before making racist remarks.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-09-13 21:41

    Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini what a joke, he is now crying 'third force' conspiracy, we all expected him to do this, I suppose ZUMA will follow suite. They must rather own up to their own disgrace, these are the sell outs, who have begun to sober up after years of partying on workers contributions, they know they have been caught out, the truth burns through the bodies of the dead mine workers shot at Lonmin, there is no where Casatu/Num/ANC alliance can point their fingers to, because hidden amongst themselves are the "third force". They begin to devour themselves........ And then scowl at Malema in an attempt to divert their own conspiracies. What a freaking circus.

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-09-14 06:12

    Cosatu/NUM's top man openly distrusts their ANC alliance leaders? Division in the ranks!

  • wiscoh - 2012-09-14 16:26

    I tthought as much, anc faction is commision of inquiry has already produced the report on the situation? There ws no need for investigation by wasting tax pAyers money if the cause of this unrest ws known.

  • dexter.morganson - 2012-09-14 17:57

    Ah yes, another piece of truth to be silenced. Now who was the person that said Government doesn't control media? One mention of an idea or a hint of truth regarding this situation and you have yourself deleted posts...

  • dexter.morganson - 2012-09-14 17:58

    News24 - Censoring truth. first

  • TawwaTienie - 2012-09-22 07:05

    Who given OK?

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