'Disruptive creature' singled out by KZN ANCYL

2015-06-11 18:53

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Durban - A man labelled a “disgruntled creature” by the ANC Youth League’s newly elected provincial secretary says that before the ANC’s Mangaung conference the two were the best of mates who shared drinks at the flashiest joints, but then things went wrong.

During a press conference by the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday, Thanduxolo Sabela singled out his one-time friend Bhongo Nombekela from the eThekwini region, saying he was a “disruptive creature who always led marches against the ANC”.

Sabela also accused Nombekela of leading disruptions at the 8th provincial ANCYL congress that took place at the Ugu Sports and Leisure centre in Port Shepstone at the weekend.

“When I was watching the news at the weekend, I saw this one fellow with dreadlocks. We know that fellow in the region, but I have not taken time to actually get to know him better.

“Whether he is in the ANC or the ANCYL, he is known to be a person who disrupts. He is known to be a person who leads marches. He is one really disruptive fellow. I don’t even know which ward he comes from,” Sabela told reporters at the ANC’s provincial offices in Durban.  

“I had the list and there was nothing remotely close to Bhongo. There was no name close to such a creature; basically I cannot confirm that those disrupters were from eThekwini. All the delegates from eThekwini participated in the conference,” said Sabela.

When asked why he failed as the eThekwini ANCYL regional secretary to discipline that “creature”, he said: “The ANCYL can only deal with members. Not necessarily creatures or disrupters, we only process members.

Nombekela just laughed when he heard that Sabela had called him a "creature".

“It is something Thanduxolo would say, but he would never say it to my face,” he said.

“We actually used to be very good friends. Problems started when he had ambitions of becoming the regional secretary of the eThekwini region.

"I can remember that day. We were drinking at Cubana on Florida Road, just before the Mangaung conference, and he told me that he wanted to become the secretary.

“I told him that he was too young and fresh out of varsity. I told him that he must go and lead branches before leading regions. We were sitting there and he just had an epiphany about leading the ANCYL,” he said.  

Nombekela said he was not a troublemaker but “a seeker of justice.”

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