Former leaders milked ANCYL dry - Masina

2013-11-07 19:54

Johannesburg - Dishonest former ANC Youth League leaders had milked the organisation dry, its convenor Mzwandile Masina said on Thursday.

"We know as a matter of fact that the dishonest former leaders who milked the organisation and left it dry have now created other self-enriching schemes in the form of new political parties," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

He did not name expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, who started and now leads the Economic Freedom Fighters.

"We are now left here to ponder how we will save the ANCYL from its problems that emanated as a result of lack of leadership at that particular point in time."

The ANCYL was briefing reporters on a South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg decision last week to place it under provisional liquidation.

This reportedly means that the affairs of the ANCYL will be put in the hands of the Master of the High Court, and that its interim leadership is no longer in a position to make any decisions until the final order in January.

An events company in Bloemfontein applied for the ANCYL to be sequestrated over a R15m debt dating back to 2008.

Masina said the ANCYL would continue to function as if there was no court judgment, unless it was told otherwise by a liquidator.

"All the staff of the youth league have been coming to work. No one is having any sleepless nights about what is going to happen."

Raising funds

The ANCYL called on businesses and supporters to donate money to help pay its debt.

Masina said the next time the court called on the ANCYL to pay, it should be in a position to do so because of funds raised.

"We want to call upon good citizens of South Africa to help us contribute financially so we can rescue the organisation of [former president] Nelson Mandela.

"It's either we pay or we close shop," Masina said.

This did not mean that the ANCYL was for sale, he said.

"However, the youth league is in crisis financially, hence we call upon progressive... business people who understand the history and importance of the ANCYL to come on board and assist."

Masina said the ANCYL was already paying for debts it could afford, but he did not know if the debt amount would increase, because every week it received letters of demand.

The ANCYL had set up an ad hoc committee consisting of its former presidents, treasurers general and lawyers to help.

They included former ANCYL presidents Malusi Gigaba and Fikile Mbalula, and former treasurers general Ignatius Jacobs and Pule Mabe.

Former ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola would be part of the legal team, with Advocate Terry Motau.

"[They] have said they are willing to work with us hand-in-hand to go back to court so we can plead our case politically and legally," Masina said.

  • Diba Mokou - 2013-11-07 20:01

    shame on you Masina you just want descredit Malema

      Humungus McCabre - 2013-11-07 20:16

      Hi Dude, Ignorance is bliss. ;-)

      Juan Isdamann - 2013-11-07 20:16

      he does it all by himself, don't need Masina's help

      Barney Dino - 2013-11-07 20:54

      Malema is the product of pig excrement...

      Reno Finch - 2013-12-20 17:21

      hahahahahahaha - and the youth league members actually thought their leader had their best interests at heart. Ummm, can't say we all didn't tell you so...

  • Jan Grimbeek - 2013-11-07 20:02


      Andre van Jaarsveldt - 2013-11-07 20:48

      @ Jan Should "bokkoms" not be Boggoms ?

      Gcobani Manyakanyaka - 2013-11-07 21:09

      Hayi kabi

  • Jan Grimbeek - 2013-11-07 20:02

    always blame it on the "previous"

      Godfrey Welman - 2013-11-07 22:22

      In true ANC style, the former ANCYL Treasure is "promoted" to ANC NEC member.

  • Kolobe Kolobenyana - 2013-11-07 20:07

    majority of the former ancyl leaders are still in the anc, only 2 left.he is talking nonsense.let mabe the former treasurer explain

      Abram Mothothi Mamabolo - 2013-11-08 11:20

      malema was elected after the money was spend in blom the leader was mbalula,why they blame malema

  • Jaco Griesel - 2013-11-07 20:10

    They run their "bende" like they run the country...

  • Raymond Kok - 2013-11-07 20:11

    Disband the whole happy lot they are racist ,useless and serve no purpose but to devide Mzanzi along the racial lines

  • Bhekinkosi Langa - 2013-11-07 20:11

    The Party run by Crooks,Liars,Robbers etc where were they when former Leaders abused all the funds?

  • Stanton Clarke - 2013-11-07 20:11

    See, everything Malema touches ends in disaster. I hope the red berets are reading this story.

      Grant Montgomery - 2013-11-08 00:48

      I'm pretty sure the rank and file EFF supporters are unable to read. Their officials who comment on this forum are hardly able to string a sentence together.

  • George Wood - 2013-11-07 20:12

    Perhaps Julius could sell his Brietling to help out?

      Jan Grimbeek - 2013-11-08 09:25

      No worth in that FAKE WATCH that the chinese conned him with.

  • Joss van Wyk - 2013-11-07 20:12

    Saw ANCYL Mercedes CL500 today.

      Barney Dino - 2013-11-07 20:58

      ...they were transporting all the ANCYL contributions to Nkandla.......

      Jan Grimbeek - 2013-11-08 09:27

      They use it as a Cooler Box, with aircon on coldest, whenever they slaughter cows for their parties, they keep the meat inside to stay cool

  • Nicholas Mfanawakhe - 2013-11-07 20:13

    You always shift the blame, what were you doing when they milk ANCYL.

      Jo Marais - 2013-11-07 20:41

      He was probably standing behind them in the queue...

      jungleboy - 2013-12-20 18:12

      Celebrating at chicken licken

  • Desmond Drake - 2013-11-07 20:16

    The cANCer must dock up. It is their sub structure.

  • Daniel En Julia Rossouw - 2013-11-07 20:20

    Funny. So "milked" is the new political correct word for stealing.

  • Maluxion Nketle - 2013-11-07 20:22

    Someone help me how can you liquidate a political party,can it be bought?

      Jan Grimbeek - 2013-11-08 09:29

      YES.... with bribes !

  • Ali Motaung - 2013-11-07 20:27

    Masina - as a real leader with the relevant managerial skills - once you are appointed in an institution, your job will be to come with a turn-around strategy and stabilize the institution, in all respects!! What was your mandate and job description? Surely, it wasn't to go around provinces to check membership, dissolve those that are anti-Zuma! If that was your mandate, then, you are just a token, puppet and a parrot!! Disgrace, for lack of a better word ...

  • Queenzy Moipolai - 2013-11-07 20:27

    Call the Guptas, they are always ready to help! Alternatively Nkandla kingdom has R200m Jakop can help.

  • Phill Sarefa - 2013-11-07 20:29

    Mr Masina. Only fools will believe you. Where were ou when they milked the funds? You said nothing just like nobody in the ANC says anything about Zuma's corruption. They will only see that zuma is corrupt when he leaves the ANC just like it is with Malema.

  • Malose-Nyatlo - 2013-11-07 20:31

    Poor Masina, instead of following the money's paper trail, he calls for 'progressive' funders to throw further money into the pond. On the other hand the looters have found themselves new believers who are gulllible enough to worship them. Staggering!

      jungleboy - 2013-12-20 18:13

      Agree.... a real mind fork

  • Hannes Erwee - 2013-11-07 20:34

    This is a clear factual example of what is going to happen to the cANCer and eventually to the country if the cANCer is not removed from the SA system.

  • Sifiso Sosibo - 2013-11-07 20:34

    Its a looting spree from council chambers right up to parliament! Maybe it has finall dawn on people that there'll be powerless come 2014 Elections???

  • Hlabiwa Letlhaka - 2013-11-07 20:34

    Lol...He is still busy eating anada big cake in the name of his new angry party and our youth league is gone now.U can say where were they when Malema milked the cow...bona,Malema was chief in commander under carpet.Kunene's pockets is tatared now bcs of new party.8-)

  • Ali Motaung - 2013-11-07 20:35

    Masina - phone the Gupta's or visit them at their Saxonwold mansion! Don't forget to drop a name!

  • Maberry Maluk'z Vongz - 2013-11-07 20:37

    Lolas nkwaaa some people mara. If the former president was looting then he was looting with you. Why didn't you stop him? He is untouchable and its no longer his problem but yours. If you are a true leader you will find a solution chif. Stop crying and take an action. I can say the former his wise.

  • Solomon Lebelo - 2013-11-07 20:39

    Y cant he go an ask Pule Mabe who was a treasurer n stop blaming Juju, u fool

  • Nathi Sibbs - 2013-11-07 20:41

    What we have is a political vacuum aross the political spetrum. Politician are there for their stomach and that is the end of story

  • CALAMITYSA - 2013-11-07 20:43

    It's an ANC culture! Ask Zuma - milking the country.

  • Lennart Svensson - 2013-11-07 20:45

    "It's either we pay or we close shop, Masina said.".... Are you real? You still need to ask the question?

  • Malcolm MacLeod - 2013-11-07 20:45

    So here the ANCYL are begging bowl in hand, ANC supporters take note this is the future of the country if you keep supporting the ANC.

      Ali Motaung - 2013-11-07 20:48

      Malcolm. You just wasting your time - these voting cattle/sheep won't heed your advice/call!!

      Des Rikotso - 2013-11-07 20:58

      think about e tolls n labuor brokrs be4 u talk about ANC

  • Sello Johannes Maswanganye - 2013-11-07 20:51

    Malema is a leader to those who are weak minded, He failed to initiate even a single program for young people, He failed dismally to manage the funds of the organization.

      Thoko Khanya - 2013-11-07 21:07

      Go and ask your friend Pule Mabe anything about money. Or you are also waiting for him to be in the wrong books of no. 1 before you start investigating him.

      Dobris Ntlhamu Ronaldo - 2013-11-07 21:09

      By de way who waz de treasurer and what were his duties? Just asking dude.....

      Malale Eve Va - 2013-11-07 22:50

      Was he the leader or the treasurer? Was the bill not incurred during his election?If yes then what's that got anything to do with his leadership skills?

      Danny Letsholo - 2013-11-08 06:54

      Malema was not a treasure idiot,go and read your books

  • Solly Dube - 2013-11-07 20:55

    So when there the cupboard was bare. lmfao go cry to zuma and tell him u want to quit. The former treasurer Pule mabe is there in the anc nec.go ask him

  • Humbulani Mudzanani - 2013-11-07 20:57

    No Mr Masina it can't be,u mean thieves in the 'ANCYL', leaders nogal,no it can't be,& you only noticed this now,wow?& now u guys are looking for donations now,no it can't be,maybe Mr Masina meant to say something else & his words were taken out of context with english not being his 1st language(presumably),or kanjani Mr Maharaj

  • Chappies - 2013-11-07 20:59

    Why am I not surprised? They milk everything dry, it is a de facto standard, they can't even manage themselves, now business need to help them out! Unbelievable!!!!

  • Humbulani Mudzanani - 2013-11-07 21:12

    Mr Masina please humor me here:if you Mr Masina owned a big Corporation & you u hired Me (with nothing) to head it up for u(for R240grand a year) & in three years I'm already buying 3million rands' worth of houses,farms,rolexes,range rovers,etc...would you look into your companies' money before you fire me or after

  • Dan Skosana - 2013-11-07 21:12

    Pls concentrate on findind these people to pay back the money stolen.

  • Ayanda M Masina - 2013-11-07 21:14

    The struggle continues .....

      Humungus McCabre - 2013-11-07 21:27

      yep, the struggle for common sense.

  • Katlego Kopi - 2013-11-07 21:42

    But I don't understand why would you revive something that the mother body has disbanded, and again all this looting happened under the watch of the ANC. It was fine then when Julius was a darling and soon after he became a villian all changed. Oh for goodness sake safe it brother

  • Shades - 2013-11-07 21:47

    What a circus .....if the mother company is a pitiful disaster, how could its frivolous subsidiary wish to survive when the blind and stupid lead the stupid stupid? Idiots, close the damn thing down and burn it's memories!!

  • Kings Maruping - 2013-11-07 21:56

    Ths guys need funds for partis after da elections nextyear!

  • Heather Lombard Henning - 2013-11-07 21:59

    They have got to be kidding.. Who in their right mind would donate funds to them.. We the people of SA are being Milked by the ANC on a daily bases. Theirs nobody to “donate” funds to help us get out of struggles. We ask for etolls to be stopped and yet they proceed because god forbid the have less than a couple thousands/millions in their bank accounts.

  • William Letsoalo - 2013-11-07 22:35

    I wonder why is Musina is not asking the two previous treasuries of the ancyl about the, that they were promoted to the nec of the mother body not expelled from from ANC, who is he fooling this guy, yoo poor ANCYL leaders like him are taking the Organization nowhere, let them close shop and stop dreaming

  • Kimson Komodo Chan - 2013-11-07 23:48

    ANCYL asking for donations?? Well, if I had donations, I would rather give to a childrens home or an innocent beggar on the side of the road than these bunch of people who act like a bunch of hooligans.

  • Hournarable Masuvhe Emmanuel - 2013-11-08 01:16

    Ow xem! Milk and Honey of ANCYL is gone......... OXL(sell it!)

  • Grant Montgomery - 2013-11-08 03:14

    Mzwandile Masina is a high profile person. ANCYL leader, been interveiwed on Sky news and BBC hardtalk, nominated top youth leader in 1999, executive of a film company etc yet he does not have a wikipedia profile. I find this odd. I could not find any personel information, not even a date of birth. Strange...

  • Jacob Mohlomi - 2013-11-08 06:28

    Pule Mabe??? He failed mos as treasurer gen. Kwaaaaa kwaaaaaa

  • Danny Letsholo - 2013-11-08 06:45

    Musina you smoke a lot thies days,remember malema was not a treasure of (ancyl)hahahaha idiot lapdog of zuma sell nkandla so you can pay your org debt.

  • Winifred Watson - 2013-11-08 06:51

    Is the ANCYL blaming the ex RICH MALEMA who is now the POOR MALEMA and who has promised the poor that he is going to take everything away from the RICH and give it to the POOR. Yes Yes Yes same man now different party. The Ancyl is an organization of overgrown hooligans and racists and they dont have any respect for friend or foe, since they have been brought to book, they have been a little quieter but they still have the loud mouth Lamola which was their biggest racist and for that sorry to donate money to a foul mouths .........I pass. When I donate money and I dont have any these days it will be to a very good cause.

  • Lunetic Mental - 2013-11-08 06:55

    It must be hell on earth for the youth league to have nothing to steal ....poor bastards!

  • Andrew Justin Thomas - 2013-11-08 07:18

    So what is going to happen to those who have managed the leagues finances so poorly?

  • Alan Kennedy - 2013-11-08 07:45

    The ANCYL should be wrapped up - they nolonger represent the morality or intelligence of the founders

      Mandla Makhubela - 2013-11-08 07:54

      EFF "asijiki" VIVA commander in chief VIVA- economic freedom fighters in our life time. Stop talking Malema. Talk botha and other evil boer leader who killed our parents. Bring back the land

  • mark.heath.3388 - 2013-11-08 08:53

    These idiots will milk everything dry!