ANCYL set to meet to plot next move

2012-03-01 20:02

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League national executive committee will meet at the weekend to discuss leader Julius Malema's expulsion from the mother party.

"[The NEC] will convene on Sunday to seek guidance from the leadership... on the way forward," league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement on Thursday.

Shivambu said the league would hold a news briefing on Monday, and Malema would conduct an interview with the SABC's Metro FM in the evening.

"Members of the media are advised to respect this approach."

Shivambu extended the ANCYL's gratitude to everyone who had sent messages of support following Wednesday's decision by the ANC's national disciplinary committee to expel Malema.

He thanked members of the ANC and the league who "went to defend" Malema's house in Seshego, near Polokwane in Limpopo, from "rascals".

Anti-Malema supporters drove around Seshego in the early hours on Thursday, taunting his supporters by carrying a tombstone fashioned from a cardboard box. It had the words "RIP Julius S Malema", "dictator" and "corrupted" written on it.

Malema, who was recently referred to as the "chief commander of economic freedom", was found guilty of sowing division in the ANC and of bringing the organisation into disrepute.

Malema reportedly said on Wednesday he would remain in Seshego as long as people were trying to attack his home.

Shivambu was suspended from the ANC for three years for swearing at a journalist and for issuing a statement calling for a change of government in Botswana.

Malema, Shivambu and four other ANCYL leaders who were disciplined had two weeks to appeal against their sentences.

  • Comrade - 2012-03-01 20:08

    E N O U G H .... A L R E A D Y ...... P L E A S E !!!!

      rynhardt.ferreira - 2012-03-01 20:15

      Someone just needs to shut these clowns up once and for all!! PLEASE!!

      Robert - 2012-03-01 20:23

      I hope the ANC drop a bomb on their hotel in Limpopo and exterminate this militant m@nkeys once and for all. WE ALL HATE THE ANCYL !!!!!!!!!!1

      Jack - 2012-03-01 20:50

      They're all to stupid to achieve their own wellbeing, hence the only resort is to take…we want we want….we demand!!! Aurora Mine STATUS BEE....Bust!! No one is paid...workers are left homeless. Velvet Sky STATUS BEE....Bust!! No one willing to give credit....fing useless bunch, when will we read a success story ?

  • ThandaMzansi - 2012-03-01 20:10

    Malema is not their leader anymore surely? How can someone who is not a member of the ANC be the youth league leader. Give it up fat boy. You're nothing but a washed up, corrupt, fat little man.

      Robert - 2012-03-01 20:25

      Viva common sense, VIVA !

      Anthony - 2012-03-01 22:15

      There is something very suspicious happening on these News24 sites. There is not the slightest doubt, that there are cetain Whites , using Black profiles, in a "clever" but slimy way, spreading their hatred and racism!!!!!!!!

      ThandaMzansi - 2012-03-01 23:04

      So, you are saying that black people can't be articulate, can't have common sense, and can't be against the political slimeballs that make up the ANC and it's structures? Who were you calling racist again?

      Anthony - 2012-03-01 23:31

      No, that is what you say, I merely said that there are certain Whites that use Black names, on these sites. A certain "Vusi" being one of them. I said that some of these comments, like many made of this "Vusi" are the most disgusting, full of hatred and blunt racism, I have ever read on this site. You got a problem, that I say so; so it be !!!!!!

      Anthony - 2012-03-01 23:43

      "We should stop concerning ourselves with these people. We should sit back and let them starve to death. They want to starve to death! We are all masters of our own destination, and poverty and hardship is what they enjoy." "Vusi" 25 Feb 2012 re Zimbabweans. This is not a Black man talking, and if he is, he is one of a kind, and an enemy of Africa!!!!

      Anthony - 2012-03-01 23:54

      "They came to this earth to do nothing and be poor. Leave them, let them enjoy the poverty! " "Vusi" 25 Feb 2012 Talking about AFRICANS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      ThandaMzansi - 2012-03-02 00:05

      I agree that there are probably plenty of people on this site not using their real names (probably also lots of black people, using white names to stir up trouble.) Try not to make it a race thing though. People who say those things, whether they are trolling or whether they are genuinely just idiots aren't a problem because of their race, but because they are idiots. That, unfortunately, transcends race.

      Anthony - 2012-03-02 00:10

      This is the same "Vusi" that wrote the "Tokoloshe" story in November 2011 These are some of the comments he got; * Vusi Mabaso for President !! * The most level headed person !! * Dude, Thanks !! * Give him a Bells !! * Refreshing !! * Love and Light !! * Wow !! * Brilliant !! * A legend !! It cannot get more CRAZY than this !!! All I am saying is , that some Whites are abusing these sites, in a most dispicable way !!!

      Anthony - 2012-03-02 00:35

      Thanda, I am not so sure, they are ,idiots, , I actually think they are very clever, and using the race card. Anyhow, I was just voicing my opinion. Good nite !

      lindz.kok - 2012-03-02 07:44

      africa you are clearly very racist, it comes through very clear in your wording, if that is the fact witch i am sure it is, go back to africa and live in ghana nigeria zimbabwe or any of these places where you wont have to deal with other racial groups. but please leave south africa.

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-02 08:25

      @ Africa21 I think by now we all know that "vusi"is probably Johan Vermeulen, I picked it from the very fisrt comment that he made,why do you entertain him though?

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-02 08:39

      @ Lindz. Africa is right ,anyone with half a brain cell has figured out by now that "vusi mabaso" is actually white that is not racist . The so-called vusi is the racsit who assume a black person's profile and says racist things againt black people. He is mocking Africans and is very childish in my opinion.

      Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-02 10:37

      Thank you Elle !!! It is sad to see, how few are prepared to stand up against this sick behavior!!!!!!!

  • Tony - 2012-03-01 20:10

    Tell them to look what happened to their predecessors and how ineffectual they are today

  • Chaapo - 2012-03-01 20:15

    Let them go to school first, get an education, then they will be able to understand that they have no more platform to speak from representing the youth when they are suspended or expelled. That is what you get when you have uneducated hotheads leading the youth - big on rhetoric and stirring emotions but very small when it comes to sense and delivery.

  • Morama - 2012-03-01 20:21

    I always tend to differ with y'all. Malema is still the YL leader and would be like that untill mangaung.I so wish they make him minister of Minerals and energy affairs so that we can head zimbwabwe's direction whre 51% of the mines which are owned by implats can be given to Zimbwabweans..!

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-01 20:47

      YOU HAVE A DEAD BRAIN!!!! I do not agree to the way Robert replied, although I understand his frustration, honestly you Malema supporters are a lost cause...we should just stop trying to help you see how wrong you are.

      Alex - 2012-03-01 21:07

      Head in Zim's direction? Your dream for South Africa is to have a failed economy? To have a government that spends more on their own travel than on the education of citizens? To have expiry dates printed on our money? The mines won't belong to South Africans, it will belong to the government. How will nationalizing the mines enrich the poor? Where is the evidence to suggest that it will and how!? How has the government helped it's people with the resources it already has? How has steadily improved the lives of the poor for the last 17 years? How has the youth league helped the youth? I'm not saying the government has been totally inefficient. They did manage to put on a phenomenal Soccer tournament and implemented some very stringent smoking laws... And Robert, that reaction only servers to show that you and Malema have more in common than you would care to admit.

      Sam - 2012-03-01 21:08

      nice term for these days "nationalise" in all the corners and streets , is it a greetings in 2012. I suggest blacks must stop being victims of ignorance and stupidity here , the point is, the ANCs economic policy is clear which is EE/AA/BEEs etc. when TM took over he work hard to ensure blacks share on economic emancipation as a results many institutions were privatized in order for blacks to own shares, today here is popular idiot called Malema reversing all the gains made through BEEs nxaaaaah, the worst part has no idea at all on economic dimensions yet is arguing with ppl with Masters in Econ Black person like yourself cannt tell us how many black people whose business are registered with JSE, what is the formula to use in order to increase that share at JSE you cannt tell us, yet you want businesses to be taken away from black ppl.Land transformation fine fully agree blacks must get back their lands disposed by racist masters

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-03-01 20:32

    When is Shivambu vacating his post? He has also brought the ANC and the ANCYL into disrepute... Oh wait, there wull be yet anther appeal and another and then the Constitutional court and that will take forever. Sickening really

  • Herman - 2012-03-01 20:38

    Go underground!

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-03-01 20:43

      Preferably six feet under!

  • Letjitlane - 2012-03-01 20:53

    He is guarding his home now - Where are his guards?

  • Piet - 2012-03-01 20:56

    Eish the begging bowls are out! this country is screwed. The youth do not want to work nor study

  • Cracker - 2012-03-01 20:59

    I watched one of the SABC2 channel programs earlier. Malema and company can start getting used to the colour Orange featuring for a long time in their lives. The program highlighted some of the atrocious commercial wrongdoings by Malema and his connections. The whole country saw the program. Malema and company can protest as much as they like. They will not influence or change what the TV program says. They SHALL be wearing ORANGE for a long time. The SABC program did not incidentally fall out of the sky at this juncture. Unless you believe in fairy tales. His vocal supporters may just have to rethink their support while there is still an opportunity. Unless they all reckon that the WHOLE ANC top structures are so in tune with the Malema type of actions that he has a chance later this year to be let off the hook. Unlikely. Orange is actually quite pleasing on the eye.

  • Leroy - 2012-03-01 21:07

    A little holiday in Botswana for these(not so young litle pricks anymore ) should surely show their mettle....

  • Arp Liebenberg - 2012-03-01 21:09

    Jack you are so right! No where in Africa do you find any success story! When the whites move out the downhill spiral begins!

  • steve.galinos - 2012-03-01 21:17

    I think he will soon form a new and highly progresive political party, equal to the best in Africa. Some day, he, like many others like him, will become a much respected and revered African president.

      Herman - 2012-03-01 21:25

      Yip, little dictator in the making

      Henri James Christie - 2012-03-01 21:58

      Yea, yea, just like Mugabe, a lover of his nation, setting his wants before all else and in the process, converting his country into a nation of beggars

  • Serame - 2012-03-01 21:18

    From what i c...Julius was elected president of the ANCYL by ANYCL members and not the ANC Itself...and Ronald Lamola is right in saying that only ANCYL can unseat Malema..Zuma,Hanekom,Mantashe are not ANCYL members and as such Malema will find a loophole in this gray area..Watch the space!!..It is stupid for pupil totake these things personal..they are politics FINISH & KLAAR (Lol)..From what i can c Malema will stay unless the ANCYL itself unseats him..If we can all be honest with ourselves..we'll realise that most of the topics raised by Malema are of genuine concern..and expelling him wont make them go away..Dont mean to sound racist..but the truth of the matter is that White supremacy is the key problem to the problems we face today..particularly fellow Afrikaaners..They are not willing to participate in transformation..All they car about is retaining power and oppressing other human races..if we could all come foward in an equal footing to drive transformation..This country will be a far more better place..

  • marcanthonytaylor - 2012-03-01 21:28

    Suspended, expelled, dealt with

  • Assis Pontes - 2012-03-01 21:29

    It's a pity that the ANCYL misunderstands the song "You got to fight, for your right, to Paarty !"

  • jabu.mjava1 - 2012-03-01 22:12

    We know white people don't like Malema therefore your opinion is useless, we don't care we will still support him as our leader cause he is fighting for youth economical freedom.Moron will never know how to live in poverty going to sleep without food..ANC will never see the light again come next election. Zuma is the first president in the history of ANC to expel members of ANCYL..This is the new ANC

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-03-01 23:03

      What does "economical freedom" mean? Please explain.

  • J-Man - 2012-03-02 08:16

    "Members of the media are advised to respect this approach."".... HAHAHAHHAHAAAAA...he said 'Respect'...hahahah and 'advised'...hahahaha! What a joke.

  • Yolanda - 2012-03-02 09:04

    Malema is starting to look like a cult leader! Can't they just let him go and get a new leader????

  • Trudy - 2012-03-02 09:05

    Why the hell is Shivambu still spokesperson? Is he not suspended for three years??

      Yolanda - 2012-03-02 09:29

      Good question!

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