ANCYL leader sorry for stoning comments

2012-08-13 19:12

Johannesburg - Limpopo ANC Youth League chairperson Rudzani Ludere apologised on Monday for saying that Education MEC Dickson Masemola should be stoned.

"Following a thorough political engagement with ANC Limpopo officials today, I apologise for saying that comrade Dickson Masemola must be stoned," Ludere said in a statement.

"However, we still maintain our strong view that... [he] must either resign or be fired from the position he holds... [in] the Limpopo department of education because he has failed the people of Limpopo and embarrassed the ANC."

Earlier the provincial executive committee called on Ludere to apologise and retract his statements.

"His statements were harmful not only to the person against whom they are made; but they also bring the organisation into disrepute and are dangerous to the unity and cohesion of the movement," provincial secretary Soviet Lekganyane said in a statement.

Ludere reportedly told people in Polokwane on Monday that they should unleash anarchy on Masemola.

"Even if he comes through government, you must just go there and disrupt and sing and even throw stones," he said.

"Comrade Dickson Masemola has no platform in this province. If he wants to address the people, he must go and address them in KwaZulu-Natal, not here," Ludere added.

He said Masemola was partly to blame for the delay in the delivery of textbooks in Limpopo schools.

The gathering was attended by axed African National Congress Youth League president Julius Malema.

  • pietyster.vanstaal - 2012-08-13 19:18

    Rudzani Ludere should be stoned.

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-08-13 19:28

      It is strange that they don't use there normal excuse. "he was qouted out of contexted"

      alastair.grant.98 - 2012-08-13 19:45

      So, ANC, how's your policy of nurturing junior members, rather than kicking them up the butt, working out for you?

      rickvcooper - 2012-08-13 20:04

      I find it strange that he didn't blame apartheid.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-13 20:04

      He should be arrested for inciting violence. - 2012-08-13 20:36

      why does go the kindergarden and ask for the future predictions on the way SA should run.....after all, they are part of the youth too....just like our national pride, the ANCYL

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-13 20:38

      I am innocent. Verwoerd made me say it.

      allan.clacher.7 - 2012-08-14 00:12

      He probably was : Jonny Walker BLACK. Note no Race descrimination :

      mihaip007 - 2012-08-14 09:01

      see? THEY are the stone throwers - not the da..!

      boffin.bobreturns - 2012-08-14 09:16

      Perhaps Rudzani was " stoned " when he made that comment !

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-08-13 19:18

    What the hell is wrong with Limpopo? Seems that everything and everyone coming out of that failed province, is a disaster and a national embarrassment.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-13 20:05

      They are all stoned...

      mzinimlanjeni - 2012-08-13 20:22

      @ Charles agree, there is a lot of work that needs to be done in that province.

      mihaip007 - 2012-08-14 09:02

      this is the results of not having textbooks LOL

  • tooka.loosh.5 - 2012-08-13 19:26

    "His statements were harmful not only to the person against whom they are made; but they also bring the organisation into disrepute ..." Oh! - but it's still ok to say 'kill the boer' is it?

  • Swapie - 2012-08-13 19:39

    I think one day we are going to have a bloodbath in this country. Not between black and white but between black leaders who got so powerhungry that they will do anything to stay on top. Anarchy is coming and its going to be bad.

  • lizette.versteegh - 2012-08-13 19:41

    Eish.... Another ANCYL president who can't keep his mouth shut in public. Is 'putting your foot in your mouth' a compulsory qualification to enter this party?

  • Vickers - 2012-08-13 19:41

    They were all stoned out of their tiny little minds

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-08-13 19:45

    Masomela embarrased the Anc, wow is that possible for the Anc to be embarrased?

      mihaip007 - 2012-08-14 09:05

      maybe he did something right (THAT would embarras the anc) who knows LOL

  • mabeeden - 2012-08-13 19:46

    What animals are we dealing with? Just get rid off / silence these imbeciles. They are ruining what little good relationships are left between us all.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-08-13 19:50

    The ancyl need to learn to THINK BEFORE they talk....for goodness sake, you have the youth listening to your words. THINK BEFORE YOU TALK !!! You must realize, in a community, you could have some unbalanced people, who could take your words literally....and actually carry out what you had spurted our your mouth...SO THINK FIRST, BEFORE YOU TALK.

  • velvybokov - 2012-08-13 19:50

    When in a leadership position there is no such thing as \sorry\. It is evident that the new leadership of the youth league did not learn from the mistakes of the old. The ANCYL do not stop shooting their mouthes off. Like baby julias these idiots don't know how to keep quiet. But I for one am greatful, because the more they show their stupidity the more ppl become disillisioned with the ANC and will hopefully eventually try a new alternative called DA.

  • fdalana - 2012-08-13 19:52

    birds of a feather flock together.

  • farmfreund - 2012-08-13 19:56

    Nee man dis mos mooi klip gooi, naai, dronk word , tyers brand , rape , dis mos afrika los die jong man hy ontwikkel mooi

  • BulletProof. - 2012-08-13 19:57

    Sorry, they say when the nuts get tight but at the end what prevails is the hate filling that is on their hearts.

  • sphesihle.sibiya.5 - 2012-08-13 19:57

    I don't blame you but the people who voted for you to represent the youth, you've done nothing for the black youth, the only thing you idiots can do is shoot your mouths off at grown up people, mind you I'm not saying don't question and argue your issues but where's the respect,..

  • kevin.moxham.3 - 2012-08-13 20:00

    Typical - no capacity to reason or debate - uneducated - knows only one way - stone , necklace and burn.

  • ernie.croucher - 2012-08-13 20:06

    Do these guys know the meaning of "desrepute".

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-08-13 20:21

    Asking yourself what kind of future leaders are these, an apology when the damage has been done doesn't help at all. I'm afraid with these kind of youth leaders we have, one should expect the worse future ever

  • sipho.sithole.94 - 2012-08-13 20:21

    You see Malema wife's called Mrs Ludere Malema he knows as Rudzani Ludere he must stop to called this province for KwaZulu Natal for evil purpose because he Will be gun down that province is not control by moron boys it control by Amakhosi akwazulu so we don't need stupid person like Ludere because he going to lose his life.

  • sipho.sithole.94 - 2012-08-13 20:22

    You see Malema wife's called Mrs Ludere Malema he knows as Rudzani Ludere he must stop to called this province KwaZulu Natal for evil purpose because he Will be gun down that province is not control by moron boys it control by Amakhosi akwazulu(KwaZulu Natal chief) so we don't need stupid person like Ludere because he going to lose his life.

      joubert.joep - 2012-08-13 20:29

      Sipho my friend what did you drink? I would like some. ANCYL foot in the mouth disease! Why do they all create chaos? They are supposed to be the backbone of the ANC yet they are the disgrace of the ANC and of the country! You are hurting our economy daily with your blatant arrogance! Get over Malema and behave like responsible people please.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-08-13 20:29

    And Hitler sits in the background.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-13 20:29

    Rudzani when are you and other ANCYL idiots marching against Angie Motshekga, the Mess of Basic Education? You gave her 3 weeks to resign. When is the 3 weeks ending?

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-08-14 14:12

      They lost count Themba, they can only count to 9. 3 weeks is 21 days...Too much, eish.

  • kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-08-13 20:30

    A classic case of lack of books and education proving the Limpopo region to be totally void of any educated, forward thinking individual worthy of their position, but then again he does have a point !!

  • amatodzi - 2012-08-13 20:32

    Lol now dis Stupid Ludere wnt position himslf as the Next Juju.....pathetic!!!\r\nAm even ashamed to be member of ANCYL it hs lately became a joke!!!

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-08-13 20:33

    why this idiot choose kzn out of all nine provinces,

  • - 2012-08-13 20:35

    why does go the kindergarden and ask for the future predictions on the way SA should run.....after all, they are part of the youth too....just like our national pride, the ANCYL

  • wendetutubalang.wende - 2012-08-13 20:38

    That behavior in the anc is totally unacceptable because also the constitution of the ancyl is very clear in terms of code of conduct. Apology is a good thing but that leader must be hauled before desiplinary committee of the movement to comrades he influenced to make wrong thing in the organization that, doing those wrong things will find themselves in conflict of the constitution.

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-13 20:39

    Rudzani Ludere , Please stop talking so much crap, You want the kids to be uneducated as they are your future voters to keep you and your criminals on the gravy train

  • khopotso.selepe - 2012-08-13 20:43

    ANC must correct the matter instead of blaming one another, then after the matter have been corrected, then Dickson Masemola must be accountable for for his deeds.

  • teleki.maker - 2012-08-13 20:46

    Poop YL

  • suffer.kate.9 - 2012-08-13 21:02

    If you tell a mob of unruly people that someone should be stoned, they will more than likely do it given half the chance - which is conspiracy to commit murder on this idiots' part. People of this country need to start progressing into a civilised society, rather than clining to archaic, neanderthal behaviour of stoning people they disagree with, dislike or apportion blame to. Sadly, this cr@p is coming from a Youth League leader... so hopes of a civil society devoloping in this country are further away than we think. People are regressing instead of moving forward.

  • Andre Claassen - 2012-08-13 21:10

    My family and I are immigrating in 3 days, cannot wait! I will not contribute anymore to this dysfunctional society! Goodbye my beautiful home, last one to leave, dont forget to blow the candle out!

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-08-13 21:18

    we are tired of limpopo ek special ancyl they forget ANC in limpopo is not dat stronger unlike KZN OR EC dis people should form their party president wii be JUJU MALEMA FORGET ABOUT ANC

  • Vince.York - 2012-08-13 21:25

    Seemingly these youth only understand one thing now! Fawn at the table where the fountain of taxpayers funds largesse emanates. Be as rude & stupid as possible, then fawn & grovel for more tax payers funds. Open a Trust Company and exercise untrustworthy dealings and business, then grovel for more taxpayers funds. 'Never' give astute consideration to the mechanics and checks and balances of democratic dispensations, then fawn & grovel for more tax payers funds. Happily step over litter and garbage and wreck anything your beautiful black mind decides is a target for attention, then fawn & grovel for tax payers funds. Follow the worlds most widely known failed policies, then fawn & grovel for more tax payers funds. Extract budgetry funds from all the states allocations as corruptly as possible, then go fawn & grovel for more taxpayers funds. Smile as happily as can be when targeting young women as chattels, load them with unwanted kids, then DEMAND more taxpayers funds, to keep up with the leader. Take a free homeland house with plot and animals, then a free city dwelling in EACH city, then go live in squalid townships and RENT or SELL invaded property AND THEN FAWN & GROVEL FOR MORE TAXPAYERS FUNDS. Behave in the most unappealing disreputable manner, then fawn & grovel for more taxpayers funds. doesn't take too much to realize that something has gone seriously wrong in the development of the general youth psyche - and it's generally of a political nature

  • allan.clacher.7 - 2012-08-13 21:28

    The storey of : Sticks and Stones : Words will never Harm me : Its so EASY to NOW say SORRY - Bulldust the comment was made with a malice intent : Sack the little twirp : Who pays his salary anyway ? Sorry ANC your YL has NO RESPECT for their ELDERS

  • rendani.ndou.7 - 2012-08-13 21:28

    why in kwazulu natal , dis is not related to textbooks haaaaaaaaaaaaa cde ludere cum on man

  • robqb - 2012-08-13 21:30

    @kim.buren. They only need to be fired, I think they are already stoned.

  • rendani.ndou.7 - 2012-08-13 21:42

    haaaaaaaaaaaaa de issue is not textbooks rudzani , y only in kzn

  • phatman.suffender - 2012-08-13 22:24

    Can we get objective views on the topics please. Its wonderful that we can engage, but everytime i read the comments, i get the feeling that we play the man more than the ball! It should not be interpreted as racist, but the sign are so obvious at times. Do any of you white folks have anything good to say about any article that involves a NON WHITE politician. Interesting, the war of words tends to be onesided, not sure whether its great minds thinking alike or.... Not for me to say, before labelled Racist. Love this country!

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-08-14 14:59

      I agree. I very often see regular contributor's name and know exactly what they will say. And it does invariably work along either racial lines or ANC/DA lines. Some commentators miss the point of articles totally and just start bashing either party or either race. Maybe it helps them to vent their frustrations, I don't know. But there are some people that I enjoy engaging with, because the give intelligent responses, not just emotional ones.

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  • stefan.kruger.1297 - 2012-08-14 07:56

    hahahahahahaha!! I love the part where he says he must resign because he failed the people... Like the ANC didn't for all the years they were in control... hahahaha.. Kids fighting!

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-08-14 08:22

    If the ANCYL is so worried about embarrassing the ANC then they should shut down themselves!!! It does amazing me at how blinded so many peple are to this education issue!! You are deluded if you think the ANC does not know who did this as they are more then likely the ones who gave the instruction to do it. The ANC knows that its power lies with the uneducated, if too many people get an education it means that they will stop voting for the ANC because they will realise that the current ANC is built on lies and money hungry people who don't care about the poor or anything other then getting rich!! This includes Julius Malema!

  • komorison - 2012-08-14 08:32

    "Soviet" Lekganyane. ;-)

  • gary.clark.376 - 2012-08-14 09:03

    The ANC has a policy of say anything you want then if you piss someone off say soorryyy and then its all over. Seems Juliuses legacy lives on...

  • phello.madisa - 2012-08-14 09:09

    Cmrde Ludere you continue to display leadership of pasted sms circulars,to date your leadership which should have equal concern for young people of Limpopo have not responded to save situation,you are simply anarchist who should feel free to from that new party called FYL!Cmrde Dickson from his young ages as disciplined cadre he never uttered this sorts of violent comments because he is a disciplie member of teh organization with unconditional rights!

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2012-08-14 09:40

    Why apologize ludere? That is the mind-set that you were brought up with and probably are still looking at at the "political academy". The only problem is that you are not allowed to say it out loud. The "history" that you have come accustomed to, the behind-the-scenes anc that most became to know. Is it any wonder that some needed a so-called "mind-set change" but for the anc it is acceptable to continue with the "new educated history and political" mind-set that your leaders are teaching you? How some people trust the anc to do the right thing, is beyond me. With them it is only right when it suits the anc. No regard for law, human or country, if it is not in their (anc) favour. Yes, I have learnt what the anc is all about over the 18 years. Not "education or examples of discipline" desired for a democratic society.

  • sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-08-14 11:01

    It's all he knows coming from a stone age mentality!

  • magomarele - 2012-08-14 11:06

    ANCYL in Limpopo never criticised Masemola about the textbooks saga untill he defected to Zuma camp. In fact, they sided with him through-out and when they heard that he defected to Zuma camp, because Zuma was threatening to fire him, they started an all out war against him. Stupid ANC politics.

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-08-14 11:35

    Very very interesting! What's next? It seems to me this is how these young people have been socialized and this habit doesn't seem to have a limit whether u r in the highest position or not. \r\n\r\n#nufsaid#

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-08-14 11:36

    Very very interesting! What's next? It seems to me this is how these young people have been socialized and this habit doesn't seem to have a limit whether u r in the highest position or not. \r\n\r\n#nufsaid#

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-08-14 13:30

    There's one born every minute