ANCYL denies link to 'change' website

2012-11-09 11:48

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League denied on Friday that it was behind a website calling for change in the ANC leadership.

"As most South African citizens, the ANC Youth League also learnt about the Forces of Change website and its twitter-handle SaveANC from the media," ANC Youth League spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said in a statement.

"While the ANC Youth League is advocating for change in the ANC leadership, we acknowledge that it is the ANC branches and leagues who will ultimately inform the election of ANC leaders."

The website, which was launched on Wednesday, listed five reasons why change was needed.

‘No confidence in Zuma’

"We need change because South Africans do not have confidence in the leadership of President Zuma," the website read.

"We need a leadership that will lead the ANC towards quality and durable change, towards an ideal as set out in the Freedom Charter, which remains its strategic vision and mission.

"A leadership that will regain the confidence of all Africans on the African continent. We believe that this will be best obtained by the following leadership structure, which is tried and tested and open to scrutiny."

It was not clear who was behind the creation of the website.

Sangoni-Khawe said the ANCYL condemned the site as a "faceless campaign".

"We reject faceless lobbyists and others who operate in the dark of the night," she said.

"We reject the notion that the ANC can be bought by some who try to buy ANC branches through bribes in black plastic bags and brown envelopes in order to influence the votes of our members."

Use of Motlanthe’s name condemned

The website's preferred candidates for the ANC's top six were: Kgalema Motlanthe for president, Mathews Phosa for deputy president, Thandi Modise for national chairperson, Fikile Mbalula for secretary general , Thenjiwe Mthinthso for deputy secretary general and Tokyo Sexwale for treasurer general.

The ANC holds its national elective conference in Mangaung in December, when President Jacob Zuma will stand for a second term.

The ANCYL has come out in support of Motlanthe, but it was not yet clear whether he would accept a nomination for president.

The league condemned the website's use of Motlanthe's name.

"Comrades must at all times, and even after Mangaung, contribute and fight their battles within the organisation," Sangoni-Khawe said.
"The ANC Youth League remains committed to advocating for leadership change and the positive renewal of the ANC. We will do this publicly and openly, within the ANC processes."

  • arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-11-09 11:53

    F*CK SARS!!!! Lets MaRCH !!!!!

      matshobana.siziba - 2012-11-09 12:17

      ANCYL must join MzansiPolitics and get educated. Soon to be a party :)

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-09 12:22

      Stuff the ANC!, all they do is misuse tax money that should have gone to the poor. We want a party that can build SA to prosperity for all!

      tim.gordon.5011516 - 2012-11-09 12:37

      The ANCYL would in any case be too dof to know if it was behind the website. I doubt it was fatboy though - his fingers are too fat to operate a keyboard.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-09 13:01

      The ancyl think a web site is a spiders home.

  • heini.botes - 2012-11-09 11:58

    Tic Tic Tic, the cANCer is emploding!!!

      fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-11-09 12:32

      They wouldn't even know if they did it.

      flysouth - 2012-11-09 15:43

      What do you think we will see at Mangaung? The rifts in the ANC are wide and will become chasms of huge proportion as these pigs and their 4000 delegates fight like the scum they are over the pickings!

  • ditantane.kganakga - 2012-11-09 11:58

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-09 12:06

    Lets set up a commission of enquiry to investigate this.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-09 13:39

      There are so many commissions and probes happening that they will have to set up a commission to probe the number of commissions that are probing as we speak.

      lesegojaden.katong - 2012-11-09 14:21

      dnt we have many commission of enquiry already?

      kala.bafazi - 2012-11-09 15:00

      Lesegojaden - It's all the new craze. Probing, enquiring... Everbody is doing it. It's becoming our National Sport. They are going to set up a commission commission to formulate a frame work for probing and enquiring. This will be submitted for public probing and enquiring.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-11-09 12:06

    There that Deny word again. It must be one of the most used words in the vocabulary of the ANC and its Whelps.

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  • warren.rodel - 2012-11-09 12:23

    Viva the cANCer fail! Crash and burn!

  • isaac.digomo.5 - 2012-11-09 12:40

    We deafeted Apartheid system. We are strong. What happened to our strength now? How do we get defeated by few fat cats with huge tummies. Let us put down arms,knob kirries,pangas and guns and fight with the ballot

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-09 13:38

      Agreed Isaac, that's they only way to win this war.

      Philip Nel - 2012-11-09 20:31

      You know what Isaac . I appreciate your post . Honest and to the point . I'm sure everyone is pretty sick of all the violence surrounding the ANC . But honestly apartheid can't be used as an excuse anymore . The ANC has done the damage to this country . They had eighteen years to make change . And the only thing that has changed is the size of their bank accounts.

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2012-11-09 12:42

    If Malema was an MP he'll be the first to jump on a DA's bandwagon in voting for motion of no confidence in President Zuma. Politicians call it NO permanent friends nor foes in politics!

  • nat.kosie - 2012-11-09 12:43

    Just pray for Kgalema to hav a spine and boletjies...

  • nat.kosie - 2012-11-09 12:47

    I don't think Mbalula is not ready, Mantashe should remain and Naledi Pandor for Chairperson...!

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-11-09 12:48

    good position allocation,the old man must give in politics in order to provide space for other members.

  • altus.kirsten - 2012-11-09 12:59

    ANC Useless League

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-11-09 13:01

    We should not just oust Zuma. He should be forced to face the courts. No-one should be allowed to do what he has done and get away with it. technicalities and legal games should never prevent justice from taking place. How can millions of people be free if this is allowed?

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-11-09 13:04

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  • gordon.turner.37 - 2012-11-09 13:23

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  • jacob.molife - 2012-11-09 13:23

    Politicians deny till the last minute. Lunch bar?...Obvious!!!!

  • Tee Crush - 2012-11-09 14:43

    this is boring really! do your nominations open and fair then lets wait for Mangaung, the peoples choice will lead!!!!

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