ANCYL message too late for centenary booklet

2012-01-09 15:58

Bloemfontein - The ANC Youth League’s message of support reached the printers too late to be included in the ANC's centenary support message booklet, ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said on Monday.

"You cannot print what you do not have... Comrade Jesse Duarte tried her best, but it missed the printing," said Mthembu.

He said the ANC received all except the ANC Women’s League and ANCYL messages by the January 3 deadline.

However, ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said that as far as he understood, no request was made for a message in a booklet.

Shivambu declined to discuss the matter further, saying only that the "booklet issue" was probably an "oversight" in the ANC’s communication section.

The ANC indicated before the centenary celebrations that no messages of support would be delivered at the January 8 event at the Free State stadium.

Party president Jacob Zuma would be the only speaker and the usual messages of support, by the leagues and the alliance partners, would be included in a booklet to be distributed.

The ANCWL and the ANCYL were then apparently asked to make their messages available before January 4, when the booklet was scheduled to be printed.

Mthembu said the ANCWL submitted a written message, but that the ANCYL's message was ready only on January 4. The printer was called to try and include the ANCYL message, but it was too late.

"The printer said it was too late, so what can you do?"

The booklet was handed out to the media while Zuma delivered his speech on Sunday.

It contains the full statement of the ANC national executive committee for the centenary celebration and messages of support from the ANCWL, ANC Veterans' League, the SA Communist Party, the Congress of SA Trade Unions and SA National Civic Organisation.

The ANCYL did issue a statement to the media on Sunday containing its message of support.

  • Josh - 2012-01-09 16:03

    lol, must have been an oversight.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-09 16:23

      A 100 year deadline and they still miss it

      Sharon - 2012-01-09 16:59

      Africa Time

      Daft - 2012-01-09 17:03

      They did not know if it must go into the "WHITE PEPPER" or "BLACK PEPPER"...

      Squeegee - 2012-01-09 17:04

      hahaha. Classic.

      Herman - 2012-01-09 17:30

      And these useless idiots wants to rule SA!

      Erich - 2012-01-09 17:53

      Punctuality is not really the ANCYL's strong point. For the President's speech in the stadium they were on time but left an hour before Mr Zuma's he finished. Just shows you what they regard as important - you don't keep an ox on the spitbraai or the Johnny Walker Blue label waiting.

      Mike - 2012-01-09 18:08

      Why bother printing? No one can read anyway!

      Sharkshoot - 2012-01-09 18:20

      Everyone in the ANCYL is going, "Hawu I thought you were doing it".

      Sharon - 2012-01-09 18:31

      Ha Sharkshoot, everybody thought somebody was going to do it, but in the end nobody did it...

      George - 2012-01-10 05:03

      It was the Apartheid era printers fault.

  • Kala - 2012-01-09 16:06

    A book for insomniacs

  • Anthony - 2012-01-09 16:09

    well oiled machine..... wahahaha

  • drummond.doig1 - 2012-01-09 16:09

    What a surprise....not.

  • KCorsar - 2012-01-09 16:15

    a deadline is read as we must do it then, not before.

  • Nitronic - 2012-01-09 16:16


  • Garth - 2012-01-09 16:18

    Underwhelmed by their organisational skills as usual.

  • Mr C - 2012-01-09 16:21

    what do you expect from a bunch of uneducated wanna be's?

  • Gideon Smalberger - 2012-01-09 16:21


  • Linda - 2012-01-09 16:21

    Ha HAAAAAA! That's brilliant. Why has no-one blamed the printer? Yet.

      Kala - 2012-01-09 16:23

      They didn't want to upset Julias as it was his Company that got awarded the tender.

      Gideon Smalberger - 2012-01-09 16:25

      or apartheid

      DiamondDirk - 2012-01-09 16:27

      They haven't thought of it yet, but now you gave them an out.......Ai tog!

      Squeegee - 2012-01-09 17:05

      Gert, what are the chances - Nil! Tender went to a family member.

      Grant - 2012-01-09 17:11

      Or Hellen Zille.

  • Paul - 2012-01-09 16:23

    toilet reading...

      Kala - 2012-01-09 16:26

      Toilet paper

      Piet - 2012-01-09 16:58

      Nooo man, at least toilet paper is useful

      Juan - 2012-01-09 19:14

      Not even good for ass wipe, too scratchy. Any other ideas?

  • Johan - 2012-01-09 16:24

    These guys try to play politics.They are novices and their ploys are so transparent lol

  • jjlambrechts - 2012-01-09 16:24


  • Irene - 2012-01-09 16:27

    Reading a telephone directory would be more interesting.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-09 16:39

    I think the anc knew what jujus gangters were going to say! Note the womans league didnt get their message in on "time" either!They should give this book to prisons-they wont need to reinstate the death penalty-they will all die of boredom!

      Vusi - 2012-01-10 10:51

      Your comment is so funny, got me laughing in stitches.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-09 16:42

    Lol, this is priceless, they cant even organise a piss up in a brewery, how can you expect these idiots (ANCWL and YL) to get anything done on time.

  • Ryan - 2012-01-09 16:45

    ROTFL! Priceless!!!

  • Odicito - 2012-01-09 16:49

    I think it was deliberately left out! Giving ancyl the middle finger. I dont care but its fun this way.

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-01-09 17:06

      Much more fun, trying to give Juju the "Finger".

  • Piet - 2012-01-09 16:57

    Too much vomit on the pages

  • Daft - 2012-01-09 17:00

    We all what would have been in the ANCYL booklet...Malema's woodwork exam marks ....we know that so its no loss..

  • carpejugulim - 2012-01-09 17:07

    Africa time strikes again .....

  • Jason - 2012-01-09 17:08

    Floyd Shivambu - Your a clown!!

  • Bizairo - 2012-01-09 17:14

    people are going to start believing this bull * that you guys are saying here, if you do not understand politics then leave them alone!!! ANC centinary was no joke , ppl died for real so that you can talk *Bull*?No.....

      Thandiwe - 2012-01-12 06:10

      We are all very glad that at least you understand politics, so you can all enlighten us about the political relevance of the ANCYL not getting its statement into the official brochure in time regarding an event that the ANC has been ramming down our throats for over a year??? An event that costs millions and gives NOTHING to the people that support it??? Enlighten us dear!

  • carpejugulim - 2012-01-09 17:17

    ahhhhhh Africa time has struck again!

  • Brent - 2012-01-09 17:24

    Just another example of the administrative chaos that has beset the ANC and its various divisions over the years. Yawn! A good lesson to the youth league - the world will not wait for you to get your act together.

  • Grant - 2012-01-09 17:37

    "...Floyd Shivambu said that as far as he understood, no request was made..." I don't believe him. The report contains a contradiction. It says both that the ANCWL message was not received on time and then further down it says it was (not that I care if was received or not I just expect reports to be accurate). The bottomline is that the ruling party cannot even put a booklet together on time In Zim we used to say TAB - that's Africa baby.

  • Raul - 2012-01-09 17:48

    Perhaps the Julius Malema BREITLING CHRONOMAT EVOLUTION is forged.

  • Beetroot - 2012-01-09 18:11

    Guys, dont be nasty! Its not their fault the taxi was overloaded, and the roads were jammed, and the potholes slowed them down, and the traffic lights were out, Eskom was being mismanaged, the matric pass rate was 20% less every year, the unemployment is more, the crime is higher. ... Be fair now. The majority vote for this!

      John - 2012-01-10 05:43

      Nonsense Beetroot then they should have used their blue lights. LOL

  • braamc - 2012-01-09 18:26

    The level of "competence" to name one. Useless bunch.

      Dave - 2012-01-09 18:41

      braamc, Competence is incomprehensible to ANY part of the ANC.

  • Piet - 2012-01-09 19:34

    Planning is a biaaaaatch!!!!!

  • Clive - 2012-01-09 20:50

    What a laugh - they couldn't organise a p***-up in a brewery!!

  • Trudy - 2012-01-09 21:27

    At some level all of you on this particular forum right now are no better than Julius: you are as filled with hatred and as racist

      Anthony - 2012-01-09 22:04

      no trudy your wrong there incompetent planning has nothing to do with us being racist at all or hatred for that matter. sometimes you have to look on the bright side of life unquote.

  • Chappies ZA - 2012-01-09 22:36

    Whats new? ANCYL will probably be in time for ANC 2112 celebrations!!

      Anthony - 2012-01-09 22:40


  • Grant - 2012-01-09 23:45

    Could the problem have been nobody in the ANCYL can put together a few sentences. Serously though, I suspect that everyone in the League who saw the message said, "It's not my job". As Juju would say if he'd been asked, "A shlt day at the game resort beats a good day in the office".

  • Ian - 2012-01-10 10:34


  • Ditantane - 2012-01-10 10:37

    all you idiot are suffering from ANCLYphobia i suppose your buzy acratching your pink asses where u r.

  • Ivan - 2012-01-10 10:47

    Bwhahahahahahahahhaaaaa The ANCYL couldn't organise a drink in a brewery, they would expect someone to get it for them. Shame life is hard when you actually have to meet a deadline...Welcome to the real world Floyd

  • Johan - 2012-01-10 11:39

    ...And the ANCYL and ANCWL are the two most useless branches of the ANC. Coincidence? I think not.

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