ANCYL Gauteng supports Motlanthe

2012-11-21 17:23

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League in Gauteng has nominated Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to take the ANC's top job in Mangaung next month.

"It was clear in our meeting yesterday [Tuesday] that there was overwhelming support for comrade Kgalema Motlanthe to assume the position of president in Mangaung," provincial chair Lebogang Maile told reporters in Johannesburg.

"We want change."

The ANCYL in Gauteng nominated Mathews Phosa as deputy president, Fikile Mbalula for secretary-general, deputy secretary-general Febe Potgieter-Gqubule, national chairperson Thandi Modise and treasurer general Paul Mashatile.

Maile said it was concerning that Congress of SA Trade Unions president Sdumo Dlamini had called for Motlanthe not to challenge President Jacob Zuma for the post of ANC leader.

Dlamini was showing "factional interests" by trying to intimidate Motlanthe, Maile said.

"There are internal organisational democratic processes in the ANC and we will not allow our alliance partners to dictate who we should elect."


The African National Congress is holding its national elective conference in Mangaung next month.

Zuma is expected to stand for a second term as leader. However some structures within the party had called for a change of leadership.

The ANCYL in the province bemoaned reports that Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) members in Ekurhuleni were threatening ANC branches to support Zuma.

"We call on the ANC to investigate a possible existence of a vigilant[e] group, calling itself MKMVA... which goes from one branch to another terrorising ANC members who are supporting comrade Kgalema."

  • scouter.fourone - 2012-11-21 17:32

    Mangaung promises to provide the best entertainment we've had for many a year.......

      Willie - 2012-11-21 18:04

      Zuma should stick to what he has said,in an interview with BBC he said "...i just want to serve one term..."

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-11-21 18:25

      @scouter.fourone -agreed...wonder how many tables and chairs they gonna destroy this time round?

      godfrey.welman - 2012-11-21 19:41

      The biggest joke wil be if the host province is not represented.

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-21 20:39

      Zuma and Motlanthe are not leaders, each with their own shortcomings... what a disgrace there is not 1 black leader in the ANC capable of governing something as complex as a country. And with "leading" I'm not referring to the sub-standards we became use to.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-21 17:43

    Here is a gift as a tool that you'll be needing shortly thereafter:-

      asdhasgd - 2012-11-21 18:21

      A guilletine? i was thinking necklacing.

  • mashavha - 2012-11-21 17:50

    Mangaung will not help,Zuma must just be recalled fininsh and klaar

      Baxolele.Miya.Mcetywa - 2012-11-21 21:07

      Yep - Zuma must be recalled finish

  • Kgosietsile Michael Makau - 2012-11-21 17:54

    Let the Anarchists apply fear and rule syndrome as they already divide and fear and conquer has been played part before Mangau!!!

  • isaac.hlalele.3 - 2012-11-21 17:58

    What difference will Kgalema brings? If SA were similar to USA, yours truly shall make the difference. Anc is govern by its own policies n collective leadership.

      mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-21 18:35

      How is USA different?

  • NkandlaSpearshaker - 2012-11-21 18:04

    I'm not a fan of the ANCYL (or the anc as a matter of fact) but at least sanity appears to have dawned on the Gauteng ANCYL. Very brave of you guys and I wish you luck! In fact, I wish all South Africans good luck in the popular uprising against this zuma disgrace. Good luck to all!

  • nkhangwe.madzivh - 2012-11-21 18:39

    I'm afraid Zuma faction is violet.i wonder what will happen if he losses,

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-11-21 18:47

    They making the right choice for the future of our country.We won't jump to DA

  • sango.jika - 2012-11-21 18:47

    i agree with the Gauteng ANCYL we need change, change is good away with Zuma.

  • Mamokwee Rathipa - 2012-11-21 18:58

    They are wasting time Zuma is going to win.

  • qhama.bona - 2012-11-21 18:59

    I agree with the YL Motlanthe is the right candidate to be president of the ANC and subsequently the country. But the problem I have with the YL as soon as Motlanthe becomes president they'll suddenly think that they own him and start making absurd demands. What these young Turks need to realise is that when they elect a leader they cannot hold him to ransom. Like Motlanthe said, if indeed he gets elected as president he does not want to be indebted to any faction as that destroys the party. I also think SA needs a leader like Motlanthe. Because the ANC do not let their candidates articulate their vision for the country and party it is difficult to know what kind of leadership style the candidate might use. However I think Motlanthe has shown the type of leadership qualities we need on quite a few occasions. Firstly the man understands that SA are facing problems that are complex and all the stakeholders must work together to pull through. He also acknowledges that the ANC is in an abyss and it will require a leader that can change its fortunes quite drastically. Motlanthe also understands that in a constitutional democracy the media and judiciary are two institutions that should be independent from any kind of political interference. Motlanthe would also give the office of the president some much needed dignity and respect, something that has been missing since the days of Mbeki. I do hope that ANC delegates think with their minds and remove the compromised Zuma.

  • duncan.phopi - 2012-11-21 20:10

    The mkva members certainly are not aware that intimidation and threats are serious offences in democratic country. They should cease their unlawful actions or face law of justice.

      damon.simon.35 - 2012-11-22 08:20

      If Zuma win in Mangaung our economy wil face Depresion we need change.Motlanthe i wish u the best

  • jakobus.thulasizwe - 2012-11-22 08:42

    These cookers, so-called military veterans are a problem in the ANC. These cowards were integrated into SANDF, but due to their weakness they left in 1996. The real cadres, APLA remained in the national army. This thing called MKVA should be disbanded in future this not Zimbabwe.

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