ANCYL disqualifies itself as a leader: CDP

2011-08-05 19:00

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League has, with its rhetoric, disqualified itself from helping the country through its economic crisis, the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) said on Friday.

"What we now need is reliable, responsible political leadership to steer the country through the crisis," CDP leader Reverend Theunis Botha said in a statement.

"The ANC Youth League, with its rhetoric, has by definition disqualified itself from this fold."

He said league president Julius Malema's call for nationalisation would add to South Africa's economic woes.

"[This] is not the time to add to South Africa's economic woes by drumming up support for nationalisation and other revolutionary objectives, as this can do immense harm to the economy."

Malema has argued that nationalisation would unite South Africans.

Speaking at the University of Johannesburg on Thursday, Malema said: "Everyone has the right to benefit from wealth in South Africa. Since the debate on nationalisation, every rich family has spoken in defence of their property... all of them, they are in Stellenbosch, the Stellenbosch mafia."

He said 10% of the South African population was white, yet controlled 90% of the wealth.

"We want to resolve this. Every generation has a mission. From today, you are the generation of economic freedom fighters."

  • THE.SRG - 2011-08-05 19:09

    This is turning into the biggest sideshow ever!

  • squeegeepilot - 2011-08-05 19:10

    Malema is an economic terrorist

  • Neil - 2011-08-05 19:20

    I thought the ANC did not want to nationalize according to news24 yesterday?

  • Monica - 2011-08-05 19:41

    ANC Youth League should have in the first place have an educatated man to run the youth group; not a person that brags that he carried a gun since the age of 12. The singing his song "kill the boer"; when farmers are killed on a daily basis; or either leaving the country. It is the worst you have ever seen in education; teachers that are not qualified to teach the youth and then when they want to go to university; they cannot even complete their admission forms. Malema is more interested in taking over mines and banks; he has no proper education and most of parliament memebers bought their education; what a mess of a country! President Zuma is no where to be found with the strikes and hospitals that is ill-equiped; wifes of the president that goes to Monaco weddings; instead of taking up duty to take care of the poor! Just look at the You magazine and you will see the fancy clothes and shoes of these people that is suppose to take care of the needs of the poor! This whole Government should be fired and bussiness people should be put in charge!

  • Malema fan - 2011-08-05 19:52

    And how exactly will South Africa achieve the target to reduce unemployment Mr. CDP, Drastic times justify drastic measures. I don’t think we want to be in a situation where every time USA sneezes we wet, what happened yesterday showed us again!! It is dangerous to depend too much on all the liquidity in our markets because when the going gets tough the liquidity flow away. Malema said this ANCYL will be targeting economical freedom so they got my vote to implement drastic changes because this 10% minority have for too long dictate the economy no wonder the ANCYL wants to free it from that dictators.

      steven - 2011-08-05 20:06

      Drastic Measures - the US should not give a cent of the 586 Million dollar aid that was requested by the South African government for this year ( . Seeing that they sneezed and need to buy some tissues. You need the world much more that what you realize - WAKE-UP-

      Jack Turner - 2011-08-05 20:18

      Dont get to clever you "Prick" know too well the saying...Nothing good and nothing bad lasts forever....

      steven - 2011-08-05 20:23

      @Jack is this aimed at me or the blower of air (fan)

      LeDuke - 2011-08-05 20:33

      Since South Africa is a democracy and not a dictatorship or communist autocracy it is not feasable to have nationalisation as it DOES not negate unemployment only investment in South Africa will aleviate unemployment as it creates jobs. So please look at the facts by nationalisation you destroy that investment as no one will want to invest in the country thus no new jobs thus more unemployment so actualy read up on the facts before just paroting what malema spews as anyone in the world will tell you nationalisation destroys economies.

      Welleducated - 2011-08-05 20:50

      The new real colour of racists in SA is black.

      tootingdel - 2011-08-05 22:10

      No Mr Malema fan - Malema does not want to free anything for anybody else. He wants if for himself. Look at his extravagent lifestyle - if he really wanted to give to poorer people he should start with his own cash - give the R16m that is going to another house to help build a school or homes for lots of other people. Let him share out his wealth first. If he did that perhaps his demands could be believed. It is always easy to be generous with other people's money. And once the business in SA are no longer profitable through inappropriate management - like nationalised farms in Zimbabwe - what will there be for people to share??

  • Jozee - 2011-08-05 20:03

    Its Jaw-Droppingly astounding that the ANC is allowing all of its respect and credibility to be washed RIGHT DOWN the drain by these childish rabble rousers! These 30 something’s masquerading as “youth” have ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE about economics, foreign affairs, nation building....and most of all, about building a sustainable, peaceful and viable future for anyone. PARTICULARLY any underprivileged or previously disadvantaged people in South Africa. I used to feel extreme pride and optimism about South Africa's ability to rise from the ashes of its dark past - and be an example of how an AFRICAN nation could aspire to greatness, despite global doubt because of Africa's past record of failure to build nations that flourish. Besides the crime, inability and corruption at government level ..... the allowance of these little despot power crazy nutters in the ANCYL have almost completely destroyed any optimism and feelings of hope and pride that millions of people globally – but more importantly, in millions of South Africans, black and white.

  • Barry Edwards - 2011-08-05 20:03

    And to know he is going to be President of the country some day soon.

  • letsee - 2011-08-05 21:17

    The ANCYL and its leader were allowed to reach this stage of "nonsense" by the ANC to get votes.

  • Thabo - 2011-08-05 21:22

    Clearly - people are being intrusigent with no basis or perhaps it speaks loud to an issue of being educated more than applying necessary logic and finding facts for advancing arguments. People are spot-on about Unemployment & ill-equipped government facilities related to the absence of the President as thought all will have been in good shape would he had been around. To eye-open with facts that are inevitable - our revenue source sleeps over SARS & Government cannot attend to all crisis that are monetary related like Free Education even at Tertiary, Building Houses for all needy, and importantly to uphold sustainable livelihoods due to little that the Treasury has - hence the Public Servants strike that lasted to amonth last year. To remedy the situation, we need more revenue and seeing the Venezuela, Botswana and other countries' best model practice on Nationalisation it becomes not lesser than recommendable to say Mines and Banks are core drivers of our Economy although not a Panacea & stands to benefit less to the Citizens of the soil (South Africa) both Black, White and Green - instead it benefits foreign countries like India, Britain, USA and what not at the expense of exploited Africans who seat their way down without even proper Health and Safety Measures or fair fair wages. Nationalising still can run with Partnership (look at Botswana & De Beers called DEBSWANA with Government having 51%)

      Adventurer1 - 2011-08-05 22:02

      Thabo, you are trying so hard to make a point, which seems to you as being valid and extremely educated. You are let down by your poor understanding of the issue at hand and clearly don't understand that investors prefer safety rather than investing in a country were your investment could be "nationalised" or your property taken because the government "decided to". The current Malema and ancyl crap has put this country back 25 years in foreign investment, cosatu and the likes could not have destroyed more jobs in striking every year for 100 years than what malema and the ancyl has done. So the only winner is malema, nice one for the poor person stil battling to survive day to day.. In the land of the blind................

      Jozee - 2011-08-05 22:18

      @ Thabo - Normally these would be good points - and OH wouldn't it be a pleasure if nationalization could be the magic key to fixing so many problems. But.....there are too many downsides for SA, which include: 1) It will discourage international business and investment, and 2) The state has the most appaling record at running any organization. Even if they succeeded in just HALF of the organizations they ran - it still wouldn't really be sufficient. The fact is that they have seriously run so much into the ground (Eskom, SABC, SAA, to name but a FEW), plus the education, policing, health care, home affairs etc etc etc depts. We can lay the blame in so many places, but the fact right now is, if they are allowed to destroy the mines (and possibly banks) as well....then SA will be a COMPLETE failure. Before putting those last nails in, the Govt should invest everything it has in EDUCATION, because without a massive increase in skills (of our masses - the current disadvanted) we are all screwed, rich and poor, every colour and class. If SA had a track record and the skill to run a business as complex as a mine.... even with the negative impact on investment - most people would agree that it was the right thing to do.

      Thabo - 2011-08-06 17:44

      Well to be bluntly honest Adventure 1 - I appreciate the true FACT that you noticed me trying to appear Educated but let down by poor understanding. To which I will not even attempt to say I noticed anything next to intelligent that you wrote in your response except a fairly sponsored view as you listened to others... Jozee I respect how you argue and back up your views but lest we forget that SA host 90% of Platinum worldwide which is a serious commodity on market, Investor should not be misiterpreted for a Donor but an Entrepreneur driven by gain. An Investor who will opt out of such valuable assets will in no time be replced & definitely in no time he will be witnessed enjoined fully by bankrupcy unless finding a country so passive and not protective of its assets like SA. If we continue being apologetic & afraid of advanced approaches researched and tested to can bring about change to all citizens, is it our other way of aying we have contentment about Poverty State, Unemployment & other Social Ills? As and when we loudhail the "Balance of Forces", Economically we referring to better Foreign Relation and International Trade with more other countries with a clearer understanding of where SA is from and how it tries advancing and enhancing all its citizen's life - not enrichment of the few yet we claiming Democracy while Prostitution, Crime & HIV are being prevalent as a result of the scourge of poverty...

  • FutureProductions - 2011-08-06 23:45

    Nationalism, socialism, communism or whatever you want to call it, suppress people's initiative as well as identity. It only succeed in making everyone poor and empower the government to control what the global world outside a country's boundaries will see.

      Thabo - 2011-08-07 13:53

      So Capitalism is what you strongly believe in? Enrichment of self & exloitation of others...

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