Reports of a split a distortion - ANCYL

2012-04-17 19:30

Johannesburg - Reports that the ANC Youth League was split over support for its leader Julius Malema were a distortion, league deputy president Ronald Lamola said on Tuesday.

"The statement by Mdu Manana, a member of the ANCYL NEC [national executive committee]... is a distortion of the outcomes of the NEC and does not represent the official position of the ANCYL," Lamola said in a statement.

The New Age newspaper quoted Manana on Tuesday as saying that statements that the ANCYL was throwing its weight behind Malema was a "misrepresentation of the facts".

"The support for Malema was based on previous decisions by conference but we also resolved that once the NDCA concludes its proceedings, we will respect its decision and consider it as binding," Manana was quoted as saying.


He was referring to the ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeal.

"As the youth league, we cannot be seen as an opposition to the ANC or for that matter be seen to be defying it. The suggestion by the league that Malema will remain president until 2014 is also incorrect."

Lamola said Manana's comments amounted to ill-discipline.

"Manana should have internally raised his concerns."

The NEC stood by the statement released on Sunday that Malema would remain ANCYL president.

The league held a special NEC meeting on Sunday. Lamola said the ANCYL did not receive official communication from the ANC regarding Malema's suspension.

"We do not have grounds as a structure of the ANC to ground him from performing his duties. We therefore resolved that he should continue to perform his responsibilities in the ANCYL as the president... as we are not aware of anything that bars him from doing so."

Off duty

He said Malema would remain league president until its next elective conference in 2014.

Earlier this month, the ANC's National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) announced it had temporarily suspended Malema from the party to investigate charges relating to comments he made at a centenary lecture at the University of the Witwatersrand on Friday, March 30.

Malema called ANC President Jacob Zuma a dictator and accused him of suppressing the ANCYL.

The conditions of the suspension meant Malema would not be allowed to exercise any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL, or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee.

On Tuesday, the ANC's National Disciplinary Committee of Appeals (NDCA) announced that Malema's application to have the suspension dropped was dismissed. The league said it would not comment on the NDCA's decision.

  • Jacques - 2012-04-17 19:45

    shut up please shut up enough now

      Bokfan - 2012-04-17 20:04

      When one hears of a malignant tumour being removed to save the life of a terminally ill patient we do not say "shut up enough now". We give thanks that a horrible outcome has been averted. (No prizes for guessing who the malignant tumour is)

  • Piet - 2012-04-17 19:53

    Ronald, the only thing that is distorted are those two braincells of yours. One is hiding away in the corner and the other one is cheering!

      Luviwe - 2012-04-17 20:30

      Maybe Manana is looking for favours or a position in the youth league NEC by being a good boy to the ANC elders. Shay'i dissenta ngelitye.

      makhubele.tommycat - 2012-04-17 21:05

      hahahahaha sure the extra ordinary law is that one man's poison is one man's meat

      eradingoana - 2012-04-17 21:58

      Mduduzi Manana is bringing memories of the old ANCYL which had respect. Congrats Mdu. I wish you would have been there in the 80s during Peter Mokaba's leadership.

  • Elkita - 2012-04-17 19:55

    I agree .Jacques The public can't take this anymore.We are tire to always read the ancyl that and the anc that and the news 24 keeps hammering on these 2.Sick of it now

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-17 20:02

    Well.. could we try and hope that the dust will settle now, after this on going irritation of Malema...let's hope there are new beginnings,with sensible youth leaders(under 25yrs)..that are a help to the youth and not a hindrance.

  • ndumiso.mncwango - 2012-04-17 20:19

    I think the only distortion here is the headline. When one reads the story it becomes obvious that there is a split, otherwise no one would be correcting anyone.

  • Grace - 2012-04-17 20:40

    Hahaha..... Divide and conquer! They ALL ill-disciplined. No respect

      Grace - 2012-04-17 20:48

      Jewjew has divided twice... First ANC and ANCYL. Now he's divided ANCYL lol! Should we call him Moses ?

  • Marius - 2012-04-17 20:41

    Just split dammit!

  • Rob - 2012-04-17 21:11

    One interesting outcome of this debacle is that the anc can no longer be considered a cohesive monolithic political force. It is vulnerable and must surely have lost credibility to the benefit of the country.

  • Robert - 2012-04-17 21:13

    Split what split, is juju loosing weight. He must be half his size by now.

  • Alain Alexander - 2012-04-17 21:38

    Is it not amazing how they can recognize ill-discipline when it comes from their own? Pathetic!

  • lubabalo.mayedwa - 2012-04-17 21:43

    ANCYL Struture they mast stand for Malima and the youth strutures in the communitys we will support malima and standup what we belive in has a youth of this contry

      Brad.Kopping - 2012-04-18 11:48

      believe in what?? he's an obese nutjob who steals from the rich and forgets to give to the poor??? WHY DO YOU STILL SUPPORT THHIS OAF???!!!

  • eradingoana - 2012-04-17 21:55

    I always thought the ANCYL is a bundle of patients who daily forget their medications but with Mdu Manana inside, I can see that if he has not came in to monitor the patients' conditions possibly they might be heading for recovery. It is just that Ronald Lamola is still drinking overdosed/expired medication and might take very long time to recover.

      Musa - 2012-04-17 22:21

      Plz ma lost leader stop missleading yoself by acting as if u care abt the ANC while u r busy pushing the agenda of SACP which z full of dictator who r in politics because they want many wives

  • thapelo.mokhutsane - 2012-04-17 21:58

    no 1 has a political mind lyk juju malema

      Luviwe - 2012-04-18 06:37

      A briliant mind, read the deputy president's speach very carefully.

      ndzulamiso - 2012-04-19 10:21

      Mr Malema,I wl stand by U.remember politics is a game of words,an u don't hv 2speak like a pastor.I agree wth u that no one wth the mind of the juju man.the boy of the 90's he has a lot 2offer than veangence an retaliation.

      ndzulamiso - 2012-04-19 10:22

      Mr Malema,I wl stand by U.remember politics is a game of words,an u don't hv 2speak like a pastor.I agree wth u that no one wth the mind of the juju man.the boy of the 90's he has a lot 2offer than veangence an retaliation.

  • Collen - 2012-04-17 22:00

    So the split in both ANC AND ANCYL is fine according to so called ANC leadership? All due to useless disciplinary to protect certain people.\r\n\r\nMandela is angry at you fools. Magaqa said Malema will be allowed to address meetings, that has not happened, hence jackson thinks if they dare do that then it will be illdiscipline but WHY NOT SAME WITH MALEMA ON BOTSWANA?

  • Rendani - 2012-04-17 22:01

    de ANCYL is divided in dis matter , lamola can hide de matter bt reality is clear

  • lubabalo.mayedwa - 2012-04-30 15:08

    We sick about malema news ANC must convace for 2014 stop fating

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