ANCYL slates media reports of divisions

2012-03-15 16:08

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League on Thursday bemoaned reports of divisions in the organisation.

"On more than one occasion... [there have been] published misleading stories about the ANCYL," league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said.

"[They] deliberately referred to the disbanded structure of the ANCYL in KwaZulu-Natal as an official provincial executive committee, lied that the national executive committee suspended the treasurer general [Pule Mabe] and are now spreading lies that there are divisions in the organisation."

Shivambu said the reports were published with the intention to sow divisions within the league.

"Newspapers should concentrate on reporting real stories, and stop spreading lies which they claim are from faceless sources. We take serious exception," he said.

According to the Sowetan newspaper on Thursday, most provinces, except Mpumalanga, were preparing for a special congress to elect a new ANCYL leader if Julius Malema's appeal to overturn his expulsion from the ANC failed.

The ANCYL in Mpumalanga was reportedly opposed to the move, as it would prejudice Malema's deputy Ronald Lamola from taking over as leader, according to the report.

An "ANCYL insider" told the newspaper the North West and Limpopo were also supporting Lamola, but were concerned about Mabe's presence in the top five of the leadership.

  • Marion - 2012-03-15 16:12

    "Shivambu said the reports were published with the intention to sow divisions within the league." Expel the media!!

      Sean - 2012-03-15 16:38

      Who do these arrogant ANCYL imbeciles think they are ?

      Tony - 2012-03-15 17:31

      ANCYL and "think" don't go togrther

      Kolobe - 2012-03-15 18:25

      ANC YOUTH LEAGUE DISGUSTED BY MISLEADING REPORTS IN THE SOWETAN NEWSPAPER: 15 March 2012 The ANC Youth League is disgusted by the dis-information campaign led by the Sowetan Newspaper, which always spread lies and misinformation about what they think are internal dynamics of the ANC Youth League. Almost every day, the Sowetan publishes poorly researched stories under the by-line of Kingdom Mabuza which altogether miss the point about the real character and politics of the ANC Youth League. In more than one occasion, the Sowetan published misleading stories about the ANC YL, and deliberately referred to the disbanded structure of the ANC YL in KwaZulu Natal as an official PEC, lied that the NEC suspended the Treasurer General and now spreading lies that there are divisions in the organisation. It is very clear that the Sowetan is publishing these stories with the intentions of sowing divisions in the ANC Youth League about what they deem to be internal differences and dynamics. The ANC YL calls on the Sowetan to stop publishing lies and misleading information and advises Kingdom Mabuza to refuse the usage of his name as a by-line to misleading stories because doing so will undermine his integrity as a person. Newspapers should concentrate on reporting real stories, and stop spreading lies which they clai are from faceless sources. We take serious exception. Statement issued by the ANC Youth League, March 15 2012

  • Pennywise - 2012-03-15 16:17

    How do you say "Falling apart" in Sepedi?

      Pennywise - 2012-03-15 17:34

      Jou mase wat?

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-15 18:08

      Kolobe Hehehehehehehe.....

  • Marick - 2012-03-15 16:20

    I thought ol' Floyd had been suspended from the ANC, and therefore is not the ANCYL spokesperson? Or was it a lame suspended sentence?

      Ben - 2012-03-15 16:28

      I have tried to find new meaning for the words suspend and expel but was not successful.

      Doc - 2012-03-15 16:29

      Unfortunately he gets to keep going till the end of the apeal against sentence. Though he should probably have been fired long time ago for being an idiot more than anything else. We all watched how the ANCYL turned on each other in JuJu's hometown yet he wants us to believe that the press is making all of this up.

      Moraka - 2012-03-15 16:30

      He has appealed.

      Pennywise - 2012-03-15 17:35

      He is a peel

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-15 20:03

      Ben : The use of the word suspend is suspended till further notice. The word noosely described the death penalty. "Expel" is derived from ex-pal. That is when friendship is suspended.

  • Doc - 2012-03-15 16:25

    Ja sure Floyd, everything is just hunky dory within the ANCYL with everyone singing in harmony off the same page. Thats what we will believe.

  • Andrew - 2012-03-15 16:30

    Cryimg in the rain, acting like little children. They complain when they are not heard now they moan about media when news is published. Grow up and get a life!!

  • Pieter - 2012-03-15 16:38

    On which planet are you mister. The division in the ANC is not a secret. DUUUUUU!

  • Gershon Hutchinson - 2012-03-15 16:50

    Malema, Apeal within a apeal within an apeal - reminds me of that movie inception... beware the kick

  • Kolobe - 2012-03-15 17:28

    the media is still owned by the minority with apartheid journos running it

      Pennywise - 2012-03-15 17:34

      The ANCYL is still owned by the ANC who will soon shut down the rogue movement

      Tony - 2012-03-15 17:35

      Hahaha, this ou is so funny, should be on stage.

      Craig - 2012-03-15 17:38

      I am lost for words. If you can't make intelligent comments, don't comment at all.

      Cracker - 2012-03-15 17:50

      Apartheid journos? WHERE?

      Pennywise - 2012-03-15 17:51

      I think he's referring to The Sowetan or maybe The New Age? Oh no wait ... I hear that Malema is doing a full page exclusive in Homeless Talk. LOL

      J.D. - 2012-03-15 18:32

      Where are you when teachers rape of 12 year old children and the brutal attack by police on civilians are reported. Quietly hiding in the bushes of course. We are GATVOL of this black green and yellow tsunami of greed , corruption theft and violence sweeping through the country. That will be replaced by a blue wave of righteousness in 2014.Only the corrupt will vote for the corrupt. I take you are one of them.

      Simnikiwe - 2012-03-15 18:38

      That's right Kolobe, the minority manipulates the media to suit their interests.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-15 21:31

      Kolobe is still Kolobe.

  • J.D. - 2012-03-15 18:02

    The only way news 24 will stop feeding us yoof leek thrash is when we stop reading it. Please ignore all YL reports.

  • Ina - 2012-03-15 18:08

    Agge shame!

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-15 20:12

    MY PC was in for a week being repaired...and when I linked up again... it's the same old..same old hey..Malema and his cronies.. it"s been suggested a number of times that we should ignore these reports...I think NOT, the world needs to read how we South Africans object to these corrupt individuals...if we shut will seem as if the goings on in our country are exceptable to us..and that will never do.

  • Howard - 2012-03-15 22:08

    Who is the ANCYL 200 000 supporters in the country. Orlando Pirates 1 000 000

  • Abram - 2012-03-22 10:26

    we must do something about this sowetan guy because press ombusman can't help.

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