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ANCYL 'moving away from anarchy'

2013-03-15 11:32

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League's acting president Ronald Lamola has said its leadership will quell the anarchy which characterised it last year, it was reported on Friday.

In an interview with The Sowetan, Lamola said the ANCYL was going to toe President Jacob Zuma's line, the newspaper reported.

"The issue is about how we communicate," Lamola told the newspaper.

"We are breaking away from that anarchy. The league has to operate within its mother body. We will continue to be militant, but insults are [a] different [story] and are bad for the organisation," he said.

Visit to Nkandla

Lamola visited Zuma at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, after the ANC's conference in Mangaung in December.

The ANCYL has also held two meetings this year with ANC officials, including Zuma and secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

Delegates at the ANC's conference resolved that the incoming national executive committee (NEC) meet the ANCYL to sort out their issues.

In his organisational report at the conference, Mantashe said the ANCYL was acting in a similar way to forces which were against the party.

Lamola told the Sowetan he agreed that the ANC had to decide on the ANCYL's future based on the conference resolution.

"We will respect any decision. No one will fight any decision," he said.

Lamola said the ANCYL was in the process of restoring its dignity and rebuilding its branches.

"This process will not happen overnight. We don't want a youth league of someone but a youth league of the ANC," Lamola said.

Comments
  • Frik Vermeulen - 2013-03-15 11:36

    This is very good news to fix the reputations of this party. They have been lost without Mr Julius Malema but maybe Mr Ramola can turn thing around?

      michael.taylorw - 2013-03-15 12:06

      um, I think that fact that "we will continue to be militant" pretty much dispels any misconceptions that you may have that they will turn anything around. Except for maybe my brain on its axis with the stupid things that this guy always says...

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2013-03-15 12:10

      What's the use in having a youth league now? The ANC "mother" organisation is there to look after everyone in the party now!

      Johan Jacobs - 2013-03-15 13:11

      A good change of policy.

      Simphiwe Charlie - 2013-03-15 13:18

      Ramola is a lame puppet, how does he think he can be militant and obedient to the mother body at the same time? At least Julias stood by his principles, the ANCYL will not be the same without people like him.

      Deeteem - 2013-03-15 14:40

      Still a bunch of pricks whoever the boss is !!!

      chaapo.sithole - 2013-03-15 14:54

      More of lost WITH Juju who led this group into a political wasteland with his illusions of grandeur.

      Grootrot van Zyl - 2013-03-15 15:31

      There is going to be anarchy when that zit pops,

      Kobus Erasmus - 2013-03-15 16:37

      I doubt it. He's been squeezing the same pimple on news24 since he ascended the throne.

  • procold2 - 2013-03-15 11:44

    for how long ? as soon as this idiot gets a gap he will start getting just as vocal and racist as juju.

      Mohlomphehi Sompane - 2013-03-15 13:45

      i don't see it happening. he's a buffoon and he's no bloody leader. he's a freaking puppet. a moron with moronic tendencies - Come Out - bloody agent

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-15 11:51

    Move away from the anarchy?. Are they going to spend their time getting an education and stop clogging our ears with their abuse of the English language?. Silly children, not a Madiba like figure in sight.

      briantebogo - 2013-03-15 12:07

      English is a 3rd imposed language. Just like some Afrikaans people struggle with English and nobody laughs.

      gerald.parker.3956 - 2013-03-15 12:57

      Brian is an English name Who imposed it on you?

      briantebogo - 2013-03-15 14:18

      lol... But that doesn't mean I should be laughed at for failing to speak English through the nose.

      Ngwana Gae - 2013-03-15 14:49

      @Gerald Parker. If Brian is as old as I am(born pre 90s), he would not have have been adnmitted to school without a European name.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-15 14:56

      Brian Tebogo Mogotsi. Imposed language?. Not at all. Everyone is free to speak what they want, but if they want to speak English, at least they should respect the language enough to try and make sense. Otherwise use an interpreter.

      briantebogo - 2013-03-15 15:24

      @ Jacqui Unfortunately you won't go beyond working on the farms if you can't speak English. Also, if I was writing in Sotho you wouldn't understand. So, it's for this very reason that politicians rape the language! So that the whole country can understand.

  • Bernard Nienaber - 2013-03-15 11:51

    waar is Julius? ek miss hom verskriklik..... NOT !!!!!!!!!

  • briantebogo - 2013-03-15 12:09

    Why is there a need to be militant?

  • Ben Jones - 2013-03-15 12:27

    viva ancyl viva

      Victor van der Walt - 2013-03-15 13:39

      Ag please man!!!!

  • matsutle.aphane - 2013-03-15 12:38

    NO Ronald Lamola is loosing it again,,,! we don't want an indivitual to be worshiped again here,,! like it was in malema's ERA,,! the ANCYL must TOE THE ANC LINE,,! NOT JZ'S LINE NOO,,! it is wrong,,!

  • Ntombizodwa Letty - 2013-03-15 12:38

    Shuuuuuuuuuuuuu what the helll!!!!!!!! I dnt belief this, yoh yoh yoh the pic says something.

  • muke.matshaba - 2013-03-15 12:40

    Its too late for that Lamola,you blew the chances of being a president during the Malema madness its time u wait for ur replacement as well.

  • Steven Brown - 2013-03-15 12:48

    Haha. ' toe the line " You just have to love the way people spell.

  • Mapsikolosha Ka Mobu - 2013-03-15 12:49

    That's good news Mr Lamola, some of us were already tired with the Youth League led by Mr Julius Malema. We really did'nt know what it was as it was fast losing its identity as a Youth League standing for those issues that are a thorn to the youth, that is, UNEMPLOYMENT AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ECONOMY.

      NKAISANA - 2013-03-15 14:55

      We are tired of Zuma-brothers leadership

  • Jason Becker - 2013-03-15 12:53

    ANC youth league are a bunch of racist, ignorant, unintelligent, uneducated misfit savages. With an average IQ of about 25 the whole lot should go back to school and learn how to make use of what few brain cells they possess. Absolute oxygen thieves the lot of them

      Victor van der Walt - 2013-03-15 13:41

      You give to much credit....25?????

      Brandon McCutcheon - 2013-03-16 06:12

      @Kensong. "don.t" is actually spelt as "don't"

  • Regant Tau - 2013-03-15 12:53

    You're kidding me?! Wasn't this fool one of Malemas biggest tjommies? Wasn't he dancing along with him as he insulted, blustered and bashed his way through the country?

  • Donald Roger Matlala - 2013-03-15 12:55

    2012( we stand for what we believe in)2013 (we no longer believe what we stood for last year) NO1 gives a dam really! zuma must just disband u clowns, we want new people wit clear understanding of what the youth wants.

      Disillusioned Sa - 2013-03-15 13:18

      Agreed, but then where would militant connected 35 year olds' get overpaid jobs? You don't expect them to actually WORK do you?!! Aren't you getting sick of the ANC?

  • Donald Roger Matlala - 2013-03-15 12:57

    2012( we stand for what we believe in)2013 (we no longer believe what we stood for last year) and u expect people 2 believe you?? NO1 gives a dam really! zuma must just disband u clowns, we want new people wit clear understanding of what the youth wants.

  • CraigJoseph - 2013-03-15 13:04

    The ANCYL is as about important as the changing of street names - not needed. As far as I'm concerned, the ANCYL is the kindergarten of the ANC who act like a bigger bunch of hooligans than their youth.

  • Ann Grant - 2013-03-15 13:09

    The ANCYL have made it clear that they've been reduced to a mob of rabblerousers and that the thinking youth are going elsewhere. It's going to be an uphill battle and a waste of good money to try an restore their credibility. Join Agang or the DA.

  • Bra N'Darkie - 2013-03-15 13:10

    Serious U turn there Mr Lamola. R those ur honest believes or the SARS/sheriff stunts helping u there? What happen to economic freedom in our lifetime?

  • Piet Phetheni - 2013-03-15 13:18

    Ons is ook maar met niks tevrede.

  • caine.abel.75 - 2013-03-15 13:38

    toe the line along with the rotten tamatoes

  • Mpumelelo TF - 2013-03-15 13:38

    It's about time the ANC reined in these anarchists! Hopefully the ANCYL will now focus more on relevant challenges facing the youth such as jobs, education, skills development, entrepreneurship etc instead of being a law unto themselves and be pre-occupied with petty political posturing.

  • Gerrit Prinsloo - 2013-03-15 13:58

    Define – militant you over the hill uneducated post youth. As a youth leader you have to responsibility to educate and set examples for the youth your organisation has been placed in charge of leading and inspiring your main objective should be to invigorate and excite youth about learning. Somewhere along the line you missed a turn through misinterpretation and idiocy. eish

  • herman.letlalo - 2013-03-15 13:59

    nice play lamola, knowing where your bread is buttered

  • John Thelps - 2013-03-15 14:12

    Who are you trying to kid, anarchy is entrenched in African culture. That is how they stay in power.

  • bcluley - 2013-03-15 14:26

    bunch of ..................

      Samu Masondo - 2013-03-16 08:06

      Lamola he jst disappointd me yerrr,sell out or coward?

  • NKAISANA - 2013-03-15 14:50

    They were promised positions next year after elctions that is why they are becoming cowards and afraid to be fired,ANCYL is dead it is just a youth desk of Zuma(showerman)Iam member of ANCYL and I donot respect Zuma and his NEC because it is part of Zuma factions

  • NKAISANA - 2013-03-15 14:59

    Whiat about Nationalisation and Land,economic freedom did Zuma told you Lamola not to mention these anymore

  • True Blue - 2013-03-15 17:47

    The shift from the past should be radical, if they're talking about change.What use is militancy in SA today? Who are the ANCYL militating against? To be a militant there has to be an enemy, and if there's no enemy, one must be created. The greatest enemies in South Africa are poverty, youth unemployment and low educational standards and outcomes. If the ANCYL can declare these as enemies, and move away from racism, xenophobia and simplistic Marxism, then all is good and well. But, it is the will to become representative of all racial, linguistic, religious, cultural and educational backgrounds that is the challenge. DASO is making steady headway in this respect, and is becoming the voice of the youth.

  • Ditsela Daniel Mphuthi - 2013-03-15 19:42

    Cde Lamola why you visited Nkandla and you discus the Ancyl matters instant to be at Lethuli House,you are biyerst cde.

  • Collen Masetla - 2013-03-16 05:55

    believe me, from now on, every story of the ancyl has to be Malema related for it to get recognition, otherwise since Malema left, the youth league died. These remaining fools never say anything important except how they will respect zuma n nkandla unlike before. THE YL IS DEAD. NO MALEMA NO ANCYL.

  • Collen Masetla - 2013-03-16 06:12

    THE YOUTH LEAGUE GOT ALL THE MEDIA ATTENTION IN THE PAST YEARS OF MALEMA RULE JUST LIKE IN MANDELA RULE OF THE ANCYL BECAUSE IT HAD CLEAR AGENDA; WELL THOUGHT AND BECAUSE FOOLS COULD'T DEFEAT IT AS THEY WERE ALWAYS POINTING FAILING NATIONALISATION FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AND WERE GIVEN SUCCEEDED NATIONALISATION FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES; they labeled it yl of fools while they don't have alternatives. Now new agenda for yl, to defend zuma so that they secure positions, to sell out, to be against Malema. To help build nkandla as volunteers. Then full stop. Since Mandela left the ANC what happened? Now since Malema left the ANCYL, what is happening? MALEMA AND MANDELA WERE UNCOMPROMISING AND NOT SELL OUTS; I RESPECT THEM EVEN TODAY: UNLESS YOU BRING MALEMA BACK AND HIS NATIONAISATION, THEN THE YL IS DEAD. THEN THE ANC WILL FOLLOW.

  • Collen Masetla - 2013-03-16 06:16

    which youth league?

  • marcogburger - 2013-03-16 07:12

    militant WTF? There is no war!

  • Gerald Beer - 2013-03-16 11:21

    What exactly is Youth? Does it mean you are younger than your parents, have an IQ less than 20, act like a baby when you don't get your own way or all of the above?

  • Philo Pillowcase Simelane - 2013-03-16 11:34

    This is delusion at its best. Its like wanking. Its a short term relief but later on you just realise you were abusing yourself........ And thats the relationship between ANCYL & Zooma...somebody stand to be abused........

  • Christopher Mapitsi WaleKhosi Phago - 2013-03-16 17:00

    Meaning acting president ronald lamola and ancyl support nkandla expenditure?

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