ANC rebukes Lamola over Zuma comments

2012-06-23 16:50

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League deputy president Ronald Lamola's comments about President Jacob Zuma were disrespectful, the African National Congress said on Friday.

In a speech on Thursday, Lamola reportedly accused Zuma of prioritising his own village, Nkandla, for development.

Every South African knew this accusation was not true, said the ANC.

"In his haste to vilify and denigrate President Zuma, Lamola conveniently forgets that the ANC in Polokwane adopted a policy on rural development and land reform," the party said.

To further this policy, a rural and land reform ministry was established in 2009, and had been championing rural development.

Towns in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Northern and Eastern capes had all been targeted for development.

"It is therefore not only disingenuous for Lamola to accuse the president of prioritising Nkandla for development, but also an insult in the extreme."

His comments showed malice, the ANC said.

"We would like to advise and caution the leadership of the ANCYL to guard against slipping into trenches of those that are hostile and oppositional to the ANC by attacking its leadership with impunity," the ANC said.

Lamola told students that the Constitution should be amended to allow land expropriation without compensation.

"We need to break the apartheid economy we received in 1994. White people are still living a Hollywood lifestyle... while the majority are still living a third world lifestyle."

Most black South Africans were relying on social grants to survive, he said.

  • malibongwe.xhi - 2012-06-23 17:13

    that is true Zuma is only worried about kzn provence and his Village inkandla

      Sharon - 2012-06-24 17:23

      hou you got it jelaas ,you live in irong veleegi

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-06-23 17:18

    Hey, maybe you didnt hear, he was ALSO stirring up a war, or are you not interested enough in that. Funny how fast the anc can STEP up when somebodys says something about zuma. We have not forgotten the spear and now this and out come the THE BLAZING GUNS. WOW so we all know where we stand now. This place is only for the politically connected not for plan citizens.

      frikdt - 2012-06-23 18:08

      You took the words out of my mouth. Remember how the same thing happened while Malema was around? All his threats against other groups were met with silence (silent approval) by the ANC, but they were quick to act the moment he started attacking Zuma and embarrassing the ANC (e.g. the Botswana episode).

  • godfrey.mushwana - 2012-06-23 17:18

    Maybe it should be called the nkandla development instead of rural development

  • sizwe.bwana - 2012-06-23 18:09

    Since when does the ANCYL show respect for the ANC?

      meredith.saul - 2012-07-25 21:06

      Carefully look at the Acronym : ANCYL, Comrade. The primary part of it says ANC. If they cannot show respect for their MOTHER body, they should remove the A...N &..C...then see where that leaves them !!!

  • Jericho6 - 2012-06-23 18:29

    And as the governing party your SILENCE on the fact that he is promoting the murder of farmers and the turning their wives into paraplegics may be interpreted as a ROAR of approval.....

  • Pieriewaaier - 2012-06-23 18:41

    So, no rebuke for his warmongering talk against the farmers then? This must be clearly noted by all those high-up Afrikaners who have cozy meetings with the ANC like Roelf Meyer et al. Insult Zuma and all hell to play; kill the farmers and not a word... just silence!

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-06-23 19:00

    every south african know it's not true my foot..count me out damn anc...nkandla and the many 1st ladies are the 2 and only priorities of zuma...his zulu king has the privilege of getting more than R59 million of tax payers money anually...

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-06-23 19:05

    What is of concern is that this twat is spreading misinformation and angering the youth, who do not know better than to believe him. The 10% of whites in this country are outnumbered 10 to 1 by people of colour - and still they are considered a threat. It is government's corruption, theft and greed that has resulted in the legacy we have today. Someone needs to put the record straight.

      jenny.webbe - 2012-06-23 20:50

      The black community say very little about the rising persecution of minority groups, even though their houses and possessions will also be taken by the mob if it comes to war. Do they really think that policy will be instituted where only "white " property is expropriated. The ANC wouldn't dare institute such a law - the world would turn on them for institional racism and they will lose their moral highground and all credibility. Sadly, the world still believes they are doing a fine job and have high morals.... huh!

  • mikesenhall - 2012-06-23 19:11

    ANC "another national crisis"

      charnelle.bester - 2012-06-23 20:21

      Mike! You coined a phrase!! Best abbreviation I have heard so far!

      raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-23 22:34

      Is'nt it called African National Circus.? The people that promised RDP homes to their people and when the voting was over,they told their people to 'Remember your Dreams and Promises'-what we meant was we will build the Roads Drains and Pavements !!!

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-06-23 19:27

    It's true Lamola is 100% right but may he should have put it not to individualise

      Wally Walters - 2012-06-23 20:28

      your anc gov sold yoiu out them and their families from all the corruption and stolen money i s now livinng in holywqood style

  • mkhuseli.njamela - 2012-06-23 20:00

    Khoza u supporting this zulu boy, Lamola is tell the truth idiot...

      raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-23 22:18

      Be careful,don't lose your hair now,you look stupid enough with it.

      Sharon - 2012-06-24 17:27

      no no no khoza is staying in inkandla

  • mkhuseli.njamela - 2012-06-23 20:03

    Shame these guys can do what to protect their Zulu boy...

      Sharon - 2012-06-24 17:29

      he dont need protection,he has a spear and he has a shower every now and then

  • mkhuseli.njamela - 2012-06-23 20:09

    African people fought for land to not to vote, not to have many wives, sorry Khoza it seems like you don't know the history of this country. I am not surprise...

      Johan De Beer - 2012-06-23 21:24

      Seems you lost that fight then

  • mkhuseli.njamela - 2012-06-23 20:10

    African people fought for land to not to vote, not to have many wives, sorry Khoza it seems like you don't know the history of this country. I am not surprise...

  • thenga.pfananani - 2012-06-23 20:13

    He doesn't 4get, actually, he doesn't know abt rural development adopted in Plk. All they know its partying nd talking nonsense. To take land without compesation won't remedy the situation bt make it worse. Open yo blind eyes Mr lamola, there is a lot 2 think of lyk a gov 2 project mo money on skill developmement. Lamola u r a foooool!!

      Sharon - 2012-06-24 17:30

      johnny blue is the boss now

  • mkhuseli.njamela - 2012-06-23 20:16

    Shame on u Khoza Lamola is telling the truth 100%, we want our land back and we are losing our paitience...

      charnelle.bester - 2012-06-23 20:22

      Mkhuseli? You want your land back huh? Are you going to pay my bond? Be my geust! LOL. Funny little man.

      Chibuli - 2012-06-23 21:23

      Mkhuseli, it's not YOUR land! Get that through your thick head!

      raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-23 22:23

      After you have lost your PAITIENCE,whatever that is,I hope it is never found.

      Sharon - 2012-06-24 17:31

      bring me your title deeds and i will give you your land,while you are looking for them please can i have my tv back

  • Sam - 2012-06-23 20:17

    Dear Ronald I have to correct you on this one you got it absolutely wrong. Dr MN Mandela has retirement home at Qunu that is where he visit now and again. Thabo Mbeki has built his mansion at Houghton at a cost of R10m, it was his choice to build at Jhb otherthan Qunu to left behind his mom in that poor state, even now he can go and develop where he comes from. Im not sure if you are happy with the situation of Thabos mom back in the villages. Zuma has made his choice to build his retirement home at Nkandla , why is a problem with that, I will appreciate what Zuma has done for being proud of Nkandla other than to built his mansion at Sandton with a Bunker for R60m yet children up to date have no books where someone comes from. As for you coming from the villages in Mpum Im nt sure if you are happy to see no development where you were born and bred. There is no point you are trying to justify here Ronald, Rural development was one of our priorities for general elections its surprising that today you act against our priorities. Regards

      dlaminimuzi - 2012-06-23 20:39

      Well said

      Harold - 2012-06-23 20:40

      Sam you got some things wrong. President Mandela is a Xhosa Prince and leader who is a member of a tribe and communially owns land in the Transkie. In his own right he owns land in Johannesburg. I feel you have no right to drag a lady such as Mrs Mbeki into your rubbish argument. President Mbeki is also a member of the Xhosa Tribe and shares communial land and like a true son of Afrika he would never dessert his parents and to suggest such is pathetic of you. History and facts tell us that the politicians are lieing about land there are differences but not what they are qouting. They need a red herring before the next election and land and Ronald are it.

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-06-23 20:19

    Oh, his comment was disrespectfull towards Zuma? What about the comment that a act as forcefull as war needs to be used to claim land without compensation!

      Marius - 2012-06-25 12:37

      Spot on Charnelle, have you seen the movie "Memento", that's Lamola for you.

  • mkhuseli.njamela - 2012-06-23 20:21

    As Pan Africanist Congress of Azania member I don't care about polokwane resolution, we want our land back. That is what we fought for...

      Harold - 2012-06-23 21:13

      you mean you made babies in Tanzania

      Johan De Beer - 2012-06-23 21:21

      Where is your land? Who did you steal it from?

      raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-23 22:13

      Which Land are you referring to??

      Irene - 2012-06-24 02:56

      mkhuawli ~ Stick your PAC where the sun don't shine and stop breeding.

      Sharon - 2012-06-24 17:34

      then get rid of your tribal chiefs and take the land

  • thandazab - 2012-06-23 20:21

    Looks like the ANCYL is slowly becoming the opposition party!

  • mkhuseli.njamela - 2012-06-23 20:29

    Africa for the Africans lets do away with section 25 of our constitution...

      Sharon - 2012-06-24 17:36

      aids will do away with you malebe

  • mkhuseli.njamela - 2012-06-23 20:29

    Africa for the Africans lets do away with section 25 of our constitution...

      Chibuli - 2012-06-23 21:26

      No! Not going to happen! Sorry!

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-06-23 20:33

    Who is paying those said GRANTS

  • Ian Craig - 2012-06-23 21:15

    Njamela, the only idiot here is you fool!

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-06-23 21:18

    So, they rebuke him about comments about Zuma. What about the hate speech an war incitement?

  • Chibuli - 2012-06-23 21:20

    The ANCYL is perpetuating apartheid by causing racial division through their peurile utterances. This "New Apartheid" organisation is heading for the political wilderness, and isolation by the majority of South Africans.

  • raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-23 21:59

    Start using your brains,the little that you have,lift up your ass,stop wanting everything for nothing,stop blaming everyone and everything,stop living in the past and start doing something for yourself.Economic freedom? To start with, Your President and his Deputy spent R210 MILLION Rands flying around,only they know what they did because nothing has got better in this crime infested country except a lot of talking.Start opening your eyes and get into the real World.In 1994,the gates of Hell opened and Demons were set free.

  • raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-23 22:09

    NJAMELA- You have a bad dose of Verbal Diarrhoea.If you can't pass a constructive comment,rather shut your thick lips as you have a Township Mentality.

  • Phillip du Plessis - 2012-06-23 22:13

    If I come to your house tonight and tell you to leave it is now my house... are you going to pack up and go...?? No. You would maybe sell it to me? Oh... it's not for sale... then I should rather go and look for another house. THAT IS HOW THE WORLD WORKS!!! You come to my house to take, and I am not selling... Say hello to my 9mm........

  • Malcolm Jaftha - 2012-06-23 22:30

    the majority of black people lives in poverty and its because of the government of the ANC so pls dont blame WHITE people for POVERTY and does JZ think it is not an insult for people to VOTE ANC and still live without proper housing,sanitation and security so pls think again BEFORE u BLAME WHITE people for ur POVERTY

      Irene - 2012-06-24 02:58

      What do you know! Well said Malcolm, you give us hope amongst these idiotic fools.

  • siviwe.maya - 2012-06-23 23:52

    This thing of treating Mr President as if he is God, is not right. During the reign of Mbeki, he never focused on building underground houses for himself and his family, but he focused on a bigger picture, which was and still is SA and Africa in general. Others like whites need to face it, that it is true they benefited and still continue to benefit from the economy of this country at the expense of the poor majority black people. There is no war or any hatred when truth is told. There is a need to change focus and stop pretending as if thing are ok. If things are fine for Khulubuse's , Duduzane's and the Guptas, that doesnt mean that thing are fine for all of us. It is for this reason that the Mbalulas, Vavis and other reasoning leaders like Motlanthe, Tokyo and are not supporting the MAFIA style of the President and his sellouts from the SACP.

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2012-06-24 01:05

      Well put! Children of Zuma tell your parents enough! kids of Bobby Godsell tell your parents they've acquired enough!

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-06-24 00:01

    good boy Lamola tell him the truth qinisile mfanam

  • thandazab - 2012-06-24 06:33

    Just wana say to lamola south africa has a structure. U have a president, dn province ministers and national ministers of different departments, under them u get your provincial ministers of departments. Dn u have your district mayors, your municipality mayors n finally your councillors! With all those ppl delegated to ensure that each area/town/city/province and ultimately the whole country is well taken care of u blame zuma! U voted for those inactive bums n they are your colleagues. Deal with them march first against them. How about killing them for getting paid for nothing they are stealing from us more. Good for zuma for making sure that delivery takes place in his hometown. U also have that power. Nt a fan of Zuma bt a fan of truth!

  • mlungisi.crush - 2012-06-24 09:41

    LAMOLA if I may ask What president Mbeki did from his rural home nothing,only to build his beautiful house in JHB as same as Juju in Sandown Sandton!!! Where does charity bggns? Pls attack him(zuma) on bad things he is doing! People of Mtata they don't have Town!

  • Pieter - 2012-06-24 14:53

    Would be interesting to know Lamola's credentials and country of origin. He does not even look South African.

  • tersssia.b - 2012-06-24 15:15

    I just wonder WHERE are the money coming from for all these social grants?? Maybe the white tax-payers???

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-06-24 16:36

    They rebuke the comments made against Zuma but welcome war? Good example! No wonder your youth league has no morals!

  • Daaivark - 2012-06-24 17:50

    That's one major zit on his neck that he is trying to pop but the bigger zit is his actual head.

  • ntshengedzenipatrick.mudau - 2012-06-24 19:12

    It look like Nkandla is the only rural areas we have in the country that is the reason it is a priorite to government. We have already spent a fortune there so only few ANC senior members not aware that we have other rural areas.

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-06-24 19:54 They wont rebuke him for inciting that "An act as forcefull as war must be used for Land Reformation" as they are supporting it. South-Africa is officially screwed.

  • Pro - 2012-06-25 09:11

    Hollywood lifestyles???? Whahahahahaha, I WISH!!!!!! I don't come close to a hollywood lifestyle, and certainly none of my friends achieved "hollywood" lifestyles. Maybe the ANCYL must stop watching so much sattelite tv.

  • tshilisananin - 2012-06-25 12:39

    I know that he can't come to visit khakhanwa village to see wht happen.

  • Michael - 2012-06-25 14:26

    Dear Mr Lamola When you've finished squeezing that zit, why don't you approach your own super wealthy brothers who have raped the country and stolen the wealth for themselves? SA has the worst case of economical black on black violence I've ever seen. Lamola, the liberators of the black south African nation have simply made bank transfers - from PW Botha and FW de Klerk, to Mbeki and Zuma. They've replaced the previous white upper govt echelon with their own cronies. Nothing's change, bud. if there's an evil greater than the white oppression, it's the theft of an entire country with no relief for its people - IN FACT, with our new black south african masters, the average impoverished black person is worse off economically than they were before a "free and fair" south africa.

  • sello.mohale3 - 2012-06-26 05:26

    Tis soon bye-bye to the ANC! This movement is self-destructing

  • happy.mthalane - 2012-07-06 11:39

    maybe u dont understand ZULUs are known with respect. we respect zuma as the elected head of our country as we did the same to our previos Presidents.this languege of refering to our president as a zulu boy has to stop. south africa belongs to every one who live in it. if you want land buy it from the owner.if you cant afford wait for the constitutional processes that are in place

  • meredith.saul - 2012-07-25 21:18

    Mbeki was by no means perfect...but remember how he reacted when UNCEREMONIOUSLY kicked out of the presidency ? A true Diplomat and Gentleman...Now compare Malema's event.....Nuff sed !!!

  • Noa - 2012-07-31 06:47

    Lamola is acting president and not the deputy....remember Julius? he is no longer the pres or does News24 not accept that. Please stop your bias and report correctly.

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