ANCYL members thrown out of Zuma address

2012-02-23 20:35

Johannesburg - Several ANCYL members were thrown out of President Jacob Zuma's ANC centenary address in Cape Town on Thursday, SABC radio reported.

They reportedly started to sing while Zuma was speaking. Police and Zuma's bodyguards ejected them from the Good Hope Centre.

An SABC cameraman was injured when he was hit while filming an anti-Zuma protest outside the venue.

African National Congress spokesperson Jackson Mthembu told the broadcaster the protesters had clearly intended to disrupt Zuma's speech.

Speaking in Johannesburg earlier in the day, Zuma said the ANCYL was a part of the ANC, and not a separate entity. It should present ideas to the ANC itself and within ANC structures, and that unless its proposals were accepted by the ANC they were not ANC policy, he said.

On February 16 ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola said the league's president Julius Malema would not be removed from his position by anyone other than the structures of the league.

"It is only the internal process of the ANCYL that can decide to elect or un-elect leadership of the ANCYL," Lamola said.

Malema, his spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, league secretary general Sandiso Magaqa, Lamola, and two other league officials were found guilty in November last year of bringing the ANC into disrepute and of sowing division in the party.

They were awaiting the outcome of arguments in mitigation and aggravation of their suspensions.

  • ISO - 2012-02-23 20:38

    Puppet show! HEY WENA SUGA!

      rbphiri - 2012-02-23 21:03

      If juju is a puppet, stupidity must be the hand which is up his rear end.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-23 21:39

      Wonder when they going to have the guts to tell us what they going to do to Mal Emmer. He should let these overgrown todlers stand in the corner with a "Dunce" cap on, like in the old days.

      Lungani - 2012-02-23 21:59

      That is what happens when you don't ban ANCYL, and you allow pot-belly wealthy grown-up individuals who are salary earners, withproperties worth in millions and have kids of ages between 12 - 18yrs to hide under the title YOUTH. Until ANC revisit the criteria for youth ( <=25yrs of age, Non-working, Not having a child etc)this unwarranted tendencies will prevail.ANC should startegically ban/close down any league and allow everyone to join the mainstraem ANC and voice his/her opinion.

  • John - 2012-02-23 20:39

    Another sunny day in South Africa.

  • Putin the " - 2012-02-23 20:47

    Boo him untill he stops sleeping around chaps

  • Sika - 2012-02-23 20:49

    eish this is turning ugly now...! what message are we sending to the global community?

      Sharon - 2012-02-23 21:01

      The YL is now openly showing contempt to JZ. See what inaction does? They have lost respect, if ever they had any. I pray this is not a sign of bad times coming.

      spartanx93 - 2012-02-23 21:38

      The global community has bigger things to worry about, than a group of ill disciplined misfits.

      John - 2012-02-23 21:40

      Message is clear Juju will become a national hero that leaded masses to "freedom" Thats how African pseudo "Freedom fighters" are born Mandela didn't stay in jail for these disgraceful moments of ANC. That was not his vision, either fighting for right of his funeral. Apartheid regime didn't destroy ANC, but ANC destroyed themselves. That is the it.

  • Thouca - 2012-02-23 20:49

    haha...jz's got yr number, pikinini's

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-23 21:24

      Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown..King Richard 111.. William Shakespear

  • Andrew - 2012-02-23 20:51

    I have a bad feeling about the internal anc/ancyl league problems.This will snow ball into something bigger than we realise.

      John - 2012-02-23 22:48

      Oooo...Yeah. One sings "Bring my Machine Gun" and the other "Kill the Boer" We will not expect that to raise to "Meisie, Meisie"

  • Ntsiki Mdeni - 2012-02-23 20:51

    I really feel that the President could've addressed this issue after the verdict was reached about the fate of ANCYL leadership. But then again, its Zuma. What else did we expect.

      Walter Lamza Mogano - 2012-02-23 21:02

      Ntsiki Zuma is nt that wise I dnt blame him if he doesn't wanna step down or if we dnt vote for the opposition party to take him down I see war like Mr Motwa said 2012 they will be war in SA

      Ben - 2012-02-23 21:36

      He said previously that he expects discipline within the party. Apparently he was right. That is the problem, but some action from the Presidents side is now necessary to restore discipline, If that does not happen he is giving them a free hand.

  • rbphiri - 2012-02-23 21:01

    monotonous behaviour as usual, I have seen primates who exhibit more domesticated behaviour than this collective noun for sewage. What baffles me is how people still affiliate themself without any shame at all, with an over weight clown. The sewage of stupidity is slowly leaking into our gene pool. People are aware of the leakage but still opt to take the plunge. It's time to reinstate the death penalty.

  • rbphiri - 2012-02-23 21:06

    Don't you just wish their mother swallowed's too late for that now, these idiots are alive and well.

  • sikhumbuzo.qwabe - 2012-02-23 21:07

    Some members of the Youth League are so possessed with Malema they even forget where they belong. These people believe on nothing else except Malema. they must start choosing whether they want to remain Malema mebers or they return to the ANC Youth League.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-23 21:49

      At least we've got two things to be optimistic about.. Actually three. First there are thousands of the ANCL members who were burning Mal Emmer's T shirts... Second.. his popularity base is extremely over estimated and thirdly.. He will probably be in jail when the convention or whatever takes place. Changing his green and yellow for Orange.

      Abram - 2012-02-24 14:24

      We are ANC members and we support malema 2000%, zuma must step down so the country will live in hamony

  • ReunionofIntelligentMinds - 2012-02-23 21:08

    the waiting game again. Is the ANC scared to give the verdict that every normal South African human being is expecting?

  • Kevin - 2012-02-23 21:12

    The two clown organizations deserve each other

  • Litha Mampintsha Ndabula - 2012-02-23 21:15

    The same way he came in seems to be the way he'll get out

  • Kim - 2012-02-23 21:16

    Zuma, after all you hold the position as President remember. Just send Malema and his little brats out on their arses.

  • tinyikomagezi.maluleke - 2012-02-23 21:19

    expel malema once and forall from the ANC , its long over due ,we must here from comrade hanekom ,this week that this brute is out of the sistem

      Putin the " - 2012-02-23 22:07

      you should have sang like a canary when it was Mbekis turn, shut the f up

  • braamc - 2012-02-23 21:28


  • Montsho - 2012-02-23 21:30

    The NDC has to hand down a lesser sentence cos one charge n conviction were overturned.Cde Floyd is the fisrt time offender who expressed remorse and a wholly suspended sentence could be a definite possibility.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-23 21:56

      I dont belong to a union..never have but methinks we should support Cosatu all the way in their strikes and opposition to the tolling of roads. I have a optimistic view that if we all oppose this, the polling system will become unmanagable.

      Abram - 2012-02-24 14:30

      They must just Drop the charges.

  • lerumo.mkhonto - 2012-02-23 21:35

    ANC do away with the rubbish so we get back to serious business. 1. Consultation on road tolls (fire Manyi) 2. Consult as wide as possible on infrastructure programme etc.

  • Liz - 2012-02-23 21:35

    Well we all know the old saying "what goes around - comes around!" It was all okay when the thugs in the youth brigade disrupted other parties meetings whether it was COPE or the DA or the UDM or the IFP or even independent candidates. Leaders just turned a blind eye and let them get on with it - now it is catching up with them. Moral of the story - stop thuggery and ill discipline in its tracks otherwise you too may be consumed by it!

  • Cracker - 2012-02-23 21:38

    With respect to the State President of the country that he even is compared with the useless leaders/instigators under the ANCYL banner. But isn't it true that BOTH he and his ANCYL detractors (the leader of the latter is known as Julius Malema) are all filthy rich compared to almost the entire of the rest of the population. Take sides, you ordinaries, and feel good about it and your fights.

      Abram - 2012-02-24 14:32

      All white people are rich,there is nothing wrong with that

  • Comrade - 2012-02-23 21:45

    pigs behaving like pigs. nothing new!!

      Walter Lamza Mogano - 2012-02-23 22:23

      I hope u r not black south africans bt Pigs I am nt an anc supporter bt blacks will not be taken for granted because of Zuma n Malema for nothing. I love SA not the ruling party

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-02-23 22:11

    Malema seems to be laying down the foundation for a militant revolt, this incident today could have been his way of testing to see how far he could push the Presdent. I do think we have a civil war ahead if they don't deal with Malema...jail him..he is dangerous.

  • Johan - 2012-02-23 22:16

    If the ANCYL is so overly confident about their power why don't they start a new party and see how they fare in an election!!!!

      Elemental777 - 2012-02-23 23:02

      Wont happen, the adults have already decided whom among the existing will replace juju. When the Limpopo delegation gets out voted by the rest of the YL that will be the end of the story. Juju had some support while he could buy the votes in the ranks, now that the boys are chasing the money trail his handlers in the private sector including white business people from Limpopo cant drop him fast enough. No money means no influence means no support. The new leadership has been shown the carrot and Daddy has started to wield the stick.

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