LIVE UPDATE: ANC media conference

2013-03-18 12:16
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13:17: ANC releases full statement regarding NEC meeting.

13:06 - Nickolaus Bauer - Jackson Mthembu says moves on youth league are historic. "Its 1st time in #ANC history we dissolve them. It proves: Ons vat nie kak nie!"

13:03 - Mantashe: We are being bold. And you can expect more boldness like this going forward. - M&G

13:02 - Mantashe: This is not a revenge. All decisions made by youth league structures up until this point stands. - M&G

13:00 - Mantashe: We can't be casual about the youth league. They are the future of #ANC. This is what informed us to break and rebuild it, tweets M&G.

12:56 - Mail & Guardian - Mantashe: Interim youth league will be constituted by young people and they will rebuild the youth league that appeals to young people.

12:55 - Mantashe: It's always important to never plaster over cracks. If you did that at home, your house would fall on you. You break & rebuild. - Nickolaus Bauer

12:52 - Mantashe: ANC is not a sick organisation. We are healthy. We don't hide from our problems & bury our heads in the sand, we confront them.

12:51 - Mantashe: Rectification is not turmoil. When you correct your organisation it's not turmoil. You are strengthening your organisation.

12:49 - Letumile tweets: I wonder how many metaphors Gwede has uttered by now

12:42 - Mantashe: The NEC elected in Mangaung was directed to deal with the youth league. This is what they are doing. - Nickolaus Bauer

12:41 - Mantashe: This isn't a purge. Mangaung has come and gone, we are not purging anyone - Nickolaus Bauer

12:40 - Nickolaus Bauer tweets: Limpopo provincial leadership must be replaced within 9 months. No timeframe for replacement of youth league executive.

12:38 - Limpopo PEC dissolved & replaced with interim structure, no more than 9 months to convene a provincial conference, tweets Gia Nicolaides.

12:34 - According to Nickolaus Bauer , an interim team will be formed & put in place by the NWC to run youth league and all regional conferences will be stopped immediately

12:33 - Milton Nkosi tweets - Mantashe: 'You cannot have instant leadership. The difference between instant and filter coffee is quality!'

12:33 - Mantashe says the youth league was dissolved as a consequence of continued ill-discipline. - M&G

12:31 - Mantashe says youth league has been disbanded. Malema brought party into disrepute, according to Gia Nicolaides.

12:30 - Mail & Guardian - Mantashe: The NEC also resolved the youth league executive committee should be dissolved

12:29 - Mail & Guardian tweet: Mantashe: The Limpopo PEC was dissolved for un-ANC and factional behaviour. This faction must not be replaced by another faction.

12:29 - Mantashe says decision was made to dissolve PEC of Limpopo for anti ANC behaviour, tweets Gia Nicolaides

12:27 - Mantashe: Local government needs a lot of attention. The chaos we are seeing is in a lot of cases down to lack of knowledge of #ANC policies - Mail and Guardian

12:26 - Mantashe: observation when it comes to councillors...local government needs a lot of attention, tweets Jacaranda Newsteam

12:24 - Gia Nicolaides tweets: Mantashe: Free State audit has been finalised & conference deadline extended to end of April.

12:23 - EWN Reporter tweets: #ANC Mantashe: Free State audit has been finalised - conference deadline extended to end of April.

12:20 - @MG_Reporter Mantashe: The NEC has instructed the NWC to look into the Tlokwe matter, where an ANC mayor was replaced by a DA one

12:19 - @ewnreporter #ANC Gwede Mantashe about to confirm disbanding of Youth league & executive committee in Limpopo.

12: 17 - Jacaranda Newsteam: ANCNCnec Mantashe: also focused on the #ANCYL (together with other provinces)

12:15 - @MG_Reporter Mantashe: We focused on two issues. The induction of new NEC members and our report on the National Working Committee. #ANC

12:15 - @NICKolausBAUER The presence of more foreign media than usual belies the importance of these decisions. Mantashe has arrived. He's whistling. Lets go. #ANC

12:05 - @MG_ReporterThe big news to watch out for is the NEC decision to dissolve the youth league and Limpopo executive committees. Is this a purge? #ANC

12:00 - @pietrampedi Luthuli House foyer packed to the rafters as journalists await annoucement by #ANC of task teams to take over the #ANCYL and Limpopo ANC.

11:59 - @TrevornoahThe ANC has fired all of the Youth League leaders after they were caught shaving. "It turns out they were adults" - Gwede M

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