Mandela Bay ANCYL REC disbanded

2011-11-26 22:35

Johannesburg - The Regional Executive Committee (REC) of the ANC Youth League in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape has been disbanded, the league said on Saturday.

"The REC was convening bogus branches and deliberately corrupting the organisationally prescribed processes of convening meetings of the ANCYL," African National Congress Youth League Eastern Cape spokesperson Nkosinathi Nomatiti said in a statement.

"This flouting of organisational processes and procedures constitutes the buying of membership by certain members of the REC on behalf of ordinary members as well as convening of illegal meetings."

The decision to disband the REC was taken during a ANCYL Eastern Cape PEC (Provincial Executive Committee) meeting in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Nomatiti said the REC meetings were held in response to the up-coming regional congress of the ANCYL in the region.

The illegal meetings attempted to set up a predetermined delegation from different branches that would secure the positions of the current REC at the congress.

"This kind of conduct amounts to extreme levels of counter-revolution as it directly relates to usurping constitutionally enshrined rights of the members of the youth league and undermines the conviction that our branches are the most basic and critical units of our organisational work," Nomatiti said.

"Our organisation cannot be ripped-apart at this critical level under the political stewardship of this current PEC."

Nomatiti said a number of members were suspended pending the outcome of their disciplinary hearings.


The PEC appointed an interim structure in the Nelson Mandela region in order to ensure that "a process of rehabilitating structures begins immediately".

"This interim structure is thus tasked to ensure that the dignity of our beloved organisation is restored and that its character as an embodiment of the aspirations of all young people of the metro is restored," Nomatiti said.

On Friday three ANCYL PEC members in Mpumalanga were suspended, and provincial secretary Johan Mkhatshwa was asked to vacate his position.

Provincial chairperson Kgotso Motloung said the three were suspended for ill-discipline, after they "caused chaos" at an Mpumalanga provincial general council.

They had also taken delegates from the ANCYL's national conference earlier this year to stay in a hotel, which was not organised by the National Executive Committee.

Motloung said one of the three had also released a statement to the media saying he "hated" ANCYL president Julius Malema.

Motloung said Mkhatshwa was fired because of a lack of confidence in his office.

"Comrade Johan as a paid, full-time functionary of the organisation, failed dismally to exercise duties bestowed upon him by the constitution," he said.

  • Peter - 2011-11-26 22:59

    The entire ANCYL should be disbanded. Juju made a joke out of the YL and discredited the organisation.

      Go - 2011-11-27 06:00

      lynch - yourself

      Dave - 2011-11-27 06:16

      @ Lynch, you do not have to be a member to have a thought or oppinion. The ANCYL is judged on how the public see's it and not how we are told to see it. You are an example of Juju mentality, if people disagree get rid of them. Total blind sheep BS.

      Xenon1 - 2011-11-27 08:05

      @Lynch, get a grip on yourself; you don't own political discourse. In fact, you guys of the ancyl are so dumb you shouldn't even be part of mainstream political discussion. Now, go play with yourself.

      Yar - 2011-11-27 09:12

      @lunch So what exactly does the ANCYL do?

      John - 2011-12-22 16:52

      ANC are guilty of ignorance, incompetence, negligence, abortion, murder, and Genocide. Look at nationalization: The single most important factor about " nationalization " is: It has not succeeded in '100' countries over '100' years. The countries which have tried it have FAILED, and are moving AWAY from " nationalization ". Russia, China, India, Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, etc, etc. ALL FAILED. Not only did the TOTAL CONTROL OF THE ECONOMY fail, but the TOTAL CONTROL OF THE PEOPLE also failed. Malema, Cosatu, ANC do not have any ace, or advantage of any kind that makes it possible for nationalization to succeed in South Africa. There are comparable samples of same populations trying TOTAL CONTROL and FREEDOM ECONOMICS: Germany, freedom success, East Germany, nationalization failure. South Korea, freedom success, North Korea, nationalization failure. Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, freedom success, China, nationalization failure. Western Europe, freedom success, Eastern Europe, nationalization failure. Malema, Cosatu, ANC are guilty of ignorance, incompetence, negligence, abortion, murder, and Genocide.

  • Terence - 2011-11-26 23:00

    What the hell is this all about? Verbal gobly-gook, who/what has been fired and for what(if anything)??

  • Jim - 2011-11-26 23:50 need to be a member to have or express an opinion???? which planet are you from.....?? Get a grip of reality and the real world, not this ANCYL rubbish, you lot are an embarresment to logical thinking South Africans of all races and creeds.....

  • Grant - 2011-11-27 06:18

    A garbled report. it just confirms that there is a power struggle in the ANCYL and in fact in the ANC itself.

  • Peter - 2011-11-27 07:01

    This is Mal-enema at work. He is getting rid of those that have objections to his policies. All this will do is give him people he can dictate to, so he has 100% backing if he retians his presidency of the ANCYL. Back ground work for next year. Its the typical ANC policy of " you do not like it,, you are fired and we will blame you for our Fu*k-Ups"

  • Leonie - 2011-11-27 07:28

    Daar is die volgende "struggle" aan die gang. Hulle moet "struggle" anders kan hulle nie lewe nie. Kry lewe man en doen tog net iets positief vir julleself.

  • Dewdawn - 2011-11-27 07:31

    The ANCYL are aware of the fact that the parent body cracks are becoming chasms and want to get a foot in the door that leads to the tax rand trough. So now they will manipulate branches to gain the upper hand and thereby securing control of the Luthuli House NEC. Once they have this bastion stormed they will then re-open the JM DC and declare him free my man. That will open the door to all sorts of new and interesting tender phishing in the future.

  • jruppersberg - 2011-11-27 07:40

    How stupid must you be to still support these morons? My dog has more common sense! The ANCYL is a joke and you have to be as thick as concrete to believe anything these idiots say.

  • Phillip - 2011-11-27 07:46


  • GAMMAT - 2011-11-27 08:24

    The ill discipline is across the board, from top to bottom.

  • Anthony - 2011-11-27 09:06

    @lynch I,am not a member and do NOT want to be one! as you can see the ancyl is a broken useless unwanted organisation. NOW you shut up and go back to school.

      lynch - 2011-11-27 11:19

      I feel sorry for all you because what you gonna do is just write your filth comment while we run the country.

      Judith - 2011-11-27 18:35

      @lynch - you did not finish your sentence..... you mean "run the country into the ground..."

  • Jacqui - 2011-11-27 10:50

    By hook, or by crook.

  • KCorsar - 2011-11-27 11:34

    ANCYL = some good reading material I recommend ths following Politics for Dummies 101; How not be be a Politician, chapter 1; How win tenders and influence others; It was our turn to eat; ....................................... Actually its quite sad that most of the ANCYL members are of the 'lost' generation of the '70 / 80's' where burning classrooms was more important than learning - can you imagine how great this country could have been, if education was taken as a route to freedom and not violence.

  • Judith - 2011-11-27 18:38

    ANCYL=CHAOS..... it all started with the "mooning"....remember....leave it be and it will self-destruct...

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