ANCYL congratulates Mbeki on award

2012-11-10 18:03

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League congratulated former President Thabo Mbeki on Saturday on being named the Daily Trust African of the Year for his work in preventing conflict in Sudan.

League spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said the award was an affirmation of Mbeki's tenacity.

"President Mbeki.... has displayed integrity and outstanding leadership in the course of performing his role [as a mediator to Sudan]," she said.

Sangoni-Khawe called on other leaders to follow in Mbeki's footsteps.

"We make a call to our leaders from all walks of life to emulate this distinguished son of the continent by working tirelessly to improve the conditions of the African masses."

Mbeki was honoured with the award on Thursday evening.

Daily Trust advisory board chairperson Salim Ahmed Salim said the winner was chosen by a panel.

"We look for an ordinary African doing extraordinary things," he said.

"For his outstanding leadership of the panel, for his persistent and consistent involvement in the peace process, and for the success of the panel in bringing Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of war and consolidating a new start in relations, [he] is the 2012 African of the Year," he said.

  • norman.buchalter - 2012-11-10 18:35

    Now they begin to realise that true leadership doesn't reside in a compound.

  • michael.jackwood - 2012-11-10 19:03

    We would like to thank the government of SA led by his excellency President Jacob Zuma for making resources available to assist former president T Mbeki to help Sudan with mediation efforts, ANC led government will always support an African agenda to ensure stabilty! Weldone former President.

  • JohnDough - 2012-11-10 19:12

    These brats are hoping to be invited to the awards function, mahala whiskey. In fact, they would go to the opening of an envelope. Were they not behind Zuma's rise to power and now that FatBrat has been booted out they once again change their allegiances to suit their hidden agendas.

  • patrick.saunders123 - 2012-11-10 19:29

    the stupid congratulating the idiotic. And all around south africa falls apart.

      nick.collis.16 - 2012-11-10 19:56

      Or for his handling of Zimbabwe where he blatantly favoured Mugabe over the people's choice of the MDC! Four years on and Zimbabwe has not moved any closer to sorting itself out and by extension easing the flow of Zimbabweans to SA.

      Reynold Nkosi - 2012-11-10 20:05

      Idiots will never appreciate good deeds. shame on you. Mbeki is using his time to help Africa

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-11-10 20:35

      And you are sitting behind your computers spewing rubbish. That is very helpful

      john.s.stalwart - 2012-11-10 22:08

      ''I am an African...'' Mbeki is a superlative leader u lyk him or not,he supersedes ur uncles the Bothas,Verwoerds,Swarts and their cohorts by far,go and learn and u'l qualify to say anything bwt him...

      phillip.marchant.52 - 2012-11-11 14:13

      'Superlative leader', John? Despite the disgusting treatment meted out to him by his thug-buddies, Mbeki remains a card-carrying member of the ANC, at which point, as is the natural default position with any in ANC 'leadership', all trust in him breaks down. In the absence of a human rights accord of his own, whatever he may or may not have achieved, will cause the mildly curious to wonder which skewed ANC-concocted agenda is being perpetuated in Sudan. Is it that which, through the threat of economic sanctions leveled at the SADC nations who were inherently apposed to three stolen elections in Zimbabwe being declared 'free and fair', ensured the collapse of a once thriving economy in Southern Africa, and the continuing degradation of humanity in that once jewel of a nation, under the misrule of his lunatic, psychopath comrade? Do you not know, John, that as a result of this cataclysmic foreign policy disaster, millions of jobs were lost in South Africa? Are you unaware that on Thabo Mbeki's watch, our once BIGGEST TRADING PARTNER was reduced to one where today the only 'trade' is free services to Bloody Bob's regime, sponsored by your hard earned tax money? Why has there been not the slightest critical word from the 'superlative leader', about the murder by the ANC government of miners just because they demand their economic rights? African potato fried in garlic-infused olive oil causes fried brains, comrade - go get yours back, and reset your sights marginally higher.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-11-10 19:33

    Daily Trust African of the Year for his work in preventing conflict in Sudan.??? last time I read they were still fighting hammer and tongs and even accusing neighbouring countries ie Uganda of interfering etc etc

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-11-10 19:35

      I guess the award is like praising Cheeky Watson for getting EP Kings into Super Rugby- but don't expect results?

      Gifted - 2012-11-10 19:57

      if obama got a nobel award for a \yes we can\ advert i dont see a problem with mbeki getting an award for best African person...ha ha ha.

  • kitty2wp - 2012-11-10 19:38

    i wish one of our presidents could do work worthy of an award to prevent conflict and peace in SA and not any other country. Sudanese have places to run. Where do we go????

  • patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-10 19:40

    How nice for Mbeki. How nice for the Sudanese. Wouldn't it be great if he did the same at home here in S. A.

      mthokozisi.ntilini - 2012-11-11 00:58

      He is the beacon of ''peace''..indeed

      mthokozisi.ntilini - 2012-11-11 01:03

      I thnk, during hs term as a president,ws trana wrk on it but unfortuntly tht it ddn't wrk th way h plnnd it to be.

      mthokozisi.ntilini - 2012-11-11 01:05

      I thnk, during hs term as a president,ws trana wrk on it but unfortuntly tht it ddn't wrk th way h plnnd it to be.

      phillip.marchant.52 - 2012-11-11 14:29

      Ys,wv rdcs zif n zbrda grndm, ikl zrm trd prm od.

  • ontlhabanetsesteve.baepile - 2012-11-10 19:45

    Hey where is Malema and sepanpu?

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-11-10 19:49

    At least he tried, pity he was recalled.

  • John - 2012-11-10 20:10

    Maybe people deliberately allowed themselves to be misinformed about President Mbeki's opinion on AIDS.If he is guilty then,I'm President Zuma would have taken him to task.That things getting bad in South Africa did not start when ANC came into power.Corruption is not an ANC policy,but the movement has fallen victim of criminals.We expect open-minded people to be able to see this,and not show their hatred and lack of confidence in black people by saying the ANC as an Organisation is corrupt.The ANC is and will remain in power because of its non racist policies,that's what makes it better than the DA.So,if you both black and white people want to make a point about a person you must dichotomies between an individual and the Organisation,otherwise you are cutting the ground under your own feet. FYI President Mbeki asked the Bush administration for rights to manufacture antiretrovirals,if they cared so much about our suffering.Why would they want to borrow us money and make a profit out of our suffering?But that is not the point is it?The point is Mbeki was black and the Bush administration was white.Even to some black eyes he was not supposed to disagree with Bush's skin colour.The worst impact apartheid had was in the minds.South Africans even though politically free,but their minds are still as oppressed as ever.My father told my that freedom will be enjoyed by our grandchildren,now I understand,he was talking about the freedom of the mind.

  • jan.ramoshaba.5 - 2012-11-10 20:32

    Ofcos we can't see things the same way but for you honorable mr thabo 'the grate son of africa'mbeki you deserve that wish you can comeback home and do the same to the mines strikes are heating up,the etolling and nkandla village is cribling our taxes,congradulation mr president just watchout of malema when your around hahahaha.

      John - 2012-11-10 20:44

      That's not how you spell congratulations

  • mlalandle.nozicelo - 2012-11-10 20:57

    I wish he could do the same in S.A

  • Yandisa Rwaai - 2012-11-10 22:18

    Thank you John for that peace about Mbeki... black intellects of this country would fully agree with you!

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  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-11-11 01:43

    mbeki has a qaulity of a leader,unlike the old man.

  • Shaun Abdulah Mac Magida - 2012-11-11 06:04

    @Twala i was just asking ma self that question! not so long they were singing uMshiniwam heads up high now seemingly they were on there wrong Train to hell. i hope they have learned something out of there noise they wr making b4 they act now.. scums really

  • rita.phillipson.1 - 2012-11-11 06:10

    J (we'll kill for Zuma) Malema said "South Africa has a problem and that problem is Thabo Mbeki" ANCYL you helped to get rid of Mbeki - remember that!

  • mlamli.jikeka - 2012-11-11 06:32

    i'm for Thabo Mbeki you us proud as South African

  • mike.watkins.9889 - 2012-11-11 07:00

    what hypocrits-they chose the teflon spear and helped throw Mbeki to the wolves for the sake of a cowardly,malleable,puppet to the SACP and now they are saying well done.hah!gutless cravens one and all-where has the backbone gone And for the ill-educated out there:A craven= a coward.that he also speaks for Cosatue(Craven)should say a lot aboyt the unions.

  • mike.watkins.9889 - 2012-11-11 07:11

    most of us would willingly go back to Europe Addwin featherbird.Except we happen to love Africa And we know that most of the truly educated indigenous peoples that were unwilling to become part of the blatant incompetence have migrated to Europe. Leaving you in the kindergarten would be inhumane.Thabo was a leader,jz is a spearhead And for some reason people like you Cpho do not want to see thateven though I refuse to believe that the bulk of indigenous people are spearheads.I always believed they'd got a raw deal from the nazi NP during apartheid.But people such as you and jz clearly prove why the old NP felt apartheid was necessary.Human beings act like human beings if they believe they should be treated like them

  • mapudieric.morakiwamachacha - 2012-11-11 08:32

    is this the same ancyl that recalled him and said they have ''lost confidence in his leadership''? The same ancyl that its former leader julius malema once said that the anc's problem is ''mbeki and his people''?

  • teboho.martin.3 - 2012-11-11 08:51

    Congrates to our former president Mr Thabo Mbeki for shining out there in Africa and he always put people intrest first , I think all African learders should learn from him and embrace his achiement.

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-11-11 09:11

    Well done Zizi, Dlamini u have proven your capabilities beyond reasonable doubts. Now u can build a compartment in Idutywa (hihihi). LNN

  • samke.khawula - 2012-11-11 09:51

    Blasphemy at it's best.

  • matthews.magodiela - 2012-11-11 12:37

    South African politics are very dangerous because instead of supporting a leader based on intergrity we support leaders based on popularity. Mbeki is a leader with intergrity and he spend most of his time thinking and not singing, chanting and proposing ladies. He realy deserve south african credit. Its only South Africa that does not recognise his intergrity but foreign contries do. I don't understand if South Africans are too selfish to give credit to our inteligent leaders.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-11 14:29

    The ANCYL has serious problems, like usual they don't know if they are coming or going? Living in a centrifuge?

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