ANCYL turns on Malema after Lamola attack

2012-11-28 22:32

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema should be ashamed that he failed to provide leadership to the youth of South Africa, the league said on Wednesday.

"These blood-curdling remarks are not worthy of any leader, let alone one trusted by not only the youth, but thousands of South Africans, as he has demonstrated time and again," African National Congress Youth League spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said in a statement.

He was reacting to Malema's criticism of his successor Ronald Lamola, as reported by the Star newspaper.

Malema reportedly called Lamola a "traitor" and a "sell-out".

This, after Lamola said in a statement that the ANCYL would support the outcome of the ANC national elective conference in Mangaung regardless of whether their endorsed candidates won.

"He is compromised. He is gone. He has sold out... [With] his sell-out tendencies he will never lead the youth league," Malema told the newspaper.

Lamola declined to comment to The Star, and said he had to "consult with comrades" before offering a response to Malema's criticisms.

Sangoni-Khawe said the comments were "mischievous" and that Malema was a disappointment to the youth, who looked to him as a leader.

"Julius Malema’s unfortunate action of resorting to public squabbling and accusations is not befitting the stature with which young people regard our organisation... and hence we will rise to defend anything we view as an unwarranted attack against it, its views and positions."

Sangoni-Khawe said Lamola was being attacked because he had said the youth wing had no case to answer in court and would therefore not organise any rallies for Malema.

He said the organisation was "far above" any individual.

"It is a fact that the ANCYL is not accused of money-laundering in any court of law and... he [Lamola] remains correct in distancing the organisation from private issues of individuals, regardless of what position they may or may not hold...."

Malema will appear in the Polokwane Regional Court on Friday on charges of money-laundering.

Unity is paramount

Suspended ANCYL spokesperson and Malema's right-hand man Floyd Shivambu said Lamola had not betrayed the organisation.

"... Ronald Lamola has not betrayed the struggle for economic freedom in our lifetime, and has not changed the collective view that there should be [a] change of leadership [at] the ANC['s] 53rd national conference...," Shivambu said on Wednesday.

However, he said Malema remained its "commander-in-chief", as the findings of ANC national disciplinary committee did not hold water "in the struggle, and in formal structures of the ANCYL".

He said Lamola's self-appointment as acting president did not count.

Shivambu said Malema and Lamola were the two most senior people in the ANCYL and that their responsibility and obligation was to guide all progressive forces towards "victory of the war".

"Tactical blunders and mistakes, which include miscommunication, have [the] potential to throw confusion... and disorganise the struggle for total economic emancipation," he said.

"Differences on the tactical options and what is to be immediately done have [the] potential to undermine and compromise the strategic mission we have identified for ourselves."

He said that if the differences and bickering did not stop, the struggle for economic freedom could be undermined.

He urged Malema and Lamola not to play into the hands of the enemy.

"The strategic enemy of our struggle is capital and imperialism; those we politically oppose in the ANC are their representatives, and if we continue fighting among ourselves, these representatives of white monopoly capital will ascend to position[s] of leadership.

"That is why unity in opposing this political apocalypse is paramount," he said.

  • hein.huyser - 2012-11-28 22:43


      Jaap - 2012-11-29 07:30

      There is a saying: "Be kind to people on your way up so that they can be kind to you on your way down" When will they ever learn?

      chris.holloway.5 - 2012-11-29 19:39

      benoude katte maak benoude spronge!!

      heathway.master - 2012-11-29 21:33

      When will Malema ever realise that he has become a nothing. He has been thrown out of the ANCYL as well as the ANC itself. He is spent and done, and has the legal political clout which is the same as the Eskom man who spends his days reading electricity meters.The sooner he goes to jail, which is inevitable, the better for the country. This man is no more than an irritation to society, like a sucker fish on the underside of a whale.

      jesibelle.krueger - 2012-11-29 21:39

      The pig turning on the skunk - ANC politics stinks does it not...

  • trotse.boer.5 - 2012-11-28 22:50

    All I can do is shake my head, this struggle or 'War' as said should be a war against people who want to divide a nation and the goal should be to unite and free people from the old and new apartheid. Black, white and Asian people will only be able to accomplish this if they all have a common goal....rainbow nation!

      siasme - 2012-11-29 08:14

      @DelusionBuster I take it you are not proud of your race and heritage.

  • mogori.mogashoa - 2012-11-28 22:52

    For a change ANCYL errs on the side of caution, I was worried they were rendering themselves irrelevant in the broader political landscape but this week they have made the first turn in restoring my confidence in them. As for the illogical and idiotic comments on the left( dubulaamanzi) and the right (r3ndr3r) of this conversation, you are becoming just as irrelevant to our social landscape!!

      Sally Lewitt - 2012-11-29 01:46

      Thank you! Someone that THINKS!

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-11-29 04:03

      Problem is Mogori, for how long? Next week they will change their tune...again. I don't trust them, it's all smoke and mirrors!

      sean.noble1 - 2012-11-29 06:58

      This is nothing more than a current ploy to degrade ol juju so they can retain the current power base, next week its the same ol shait. Comments like this should be outlawed: ""The strategic enemy of our struggle is capital and imperialism; those we politically oppose in the ANC are their representatives, and if we continue fighting among ourselves, these representatives of white monopoly capital will ascend to position[s] of leadership." What they should be doing is forcing their senior government members to create jobs and wealth and capitalism to enrich every citizen. You cannot create wealth for a country by dividing it. They chant the same crap as the soviet union did. Russia fell it was a mess only turning away from socialism to capitalism saved them after 80 years of trying and implosion.

  • Erna - 2012-11-28 22:54

    Shame and they were all such good friends not so long ago.

      silvia.vaneck2 - 2012-11-29 00:22

      Yep Erna...they were to die for ;-)

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-29 06:06

      Yup, I loved this and still do......pasting here......"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher

      heathway.master - 2012-11-30 08:39

      Yaya, one of the best comments I have heard on Communism. The Iron lady was very astute indead.

  • lesi.samuel - 2012-11-28 22:56

    Malema is the son of ANC,he is going no where, they expelled him becouse of the truth he told people and he did so becouse he loves owr nation,they always investigate him but they come back wth empty hands to proove that malema is guilty. Bring malema back and evrything wil b fine before is too late!

      lisa.r.downer - 2012-11-28 23:07


      alwyn.vantonder - 2012-11-29 00:00

      I agree with you, Lesi to a certain extend.. They did expel Malema because he was telling the truth about Zuma.. agreed! What I don't agree with, is the statement that Malema "loves our nation" OR that YOU claim Malema is NOT GUILTY of the corruption! Malema is a trouble maker & corrupt. The ANC rewarded him for being Zuma's little "pet". It is EVIDENT that Malema is ONLY a political cockroach and will use certain issues to serve HIS OWN INTERESTS! He wasn't bothered with Zuma's unethical and corrupt activities UNTIL the ANC expelled him from the party! What have we learned from the last 18 years of the ANC's reign so far? We've learned that they USE and ABUSE people, for their OWN financial gain. They threaten their own people (with death) and use them, until they're done with them. The ANC makes EMPTY PROMISES, and then start blaming everyone else for NOT DELIVERING on THEIR (ANC's) promises. The ANC doesn't care about the well-being and education of their own kind. They (ANC) allow trash like Zuma to be disrespectful to Thabo Mbeki when he was still president (which was a MUCH BETTER leader, MORE EDUCATED). NOW they turn on Zuma's presidency.. It's a REPEAT of their own morals and thieving ways! Ever heard of that saying "thick as thieves?".. The wheel turns! Thieves and unethical people WILL ALWAYS TURN ON EACH OTHER! That's the nature & character of low life criminals! That's what criminals and unethical people do, when they are pushed into a corner! Serves THEM RIGHT!

      musawenkosindlovu.ndlovu - 2012-11-29 07:20

      The real son of anc is discipline,respect the anc and its policies,believe in the anc not himself,understand the struggle,mentioned de few bt de dude you are mentioning is a real disaster.we were finer before misused the political space that was given to him.its only thos youth whom he promised heaven and earth when he become sa president that are feeling aggrieved.but bazoba strong!!and they will get overit

      johan.mostert.967 - 2012-11-29 07:26

      'Becouse' we all recognise a moron when we sees one.

      msika.gama.5 - 2012-11-29 07:53

      lesi silima

      jack.kukard - 2012-11-29 11:35

      Fine you say , like your spelling......

      ModernMetaphysicist - 2012-11-29 16:06

      lesi, you blind bundle of wool, corruption and tax evasion isn't just something you can sweep under the rug, eventually that thing they call "karma" comes and bites you in the a$$, it is just a matter of time, so educate yourself and move on, don't be such a optimist in such a pessimistic era of lawlessness, time to wake up and sip the coffee, continue dreaming and your coffee will have evaporated, if you understand my analogies, if not, hit the books!!!

      heathway.master - 2012-11-30 08:40

      Lesi, you obviously also failed woodwork at school, and like our very honourable President, possibly also failed grade two.

      andre.carstens.50 - 2012-11-30 11:40

      what are you smoking

  • lisa.r.downer - 2012-11-28 22:56

    Oh for crying out aloud!!!!!! I was fully into the article right up until the part where the black dude talks about 'white monopoly capital' and so on and so on...!!!!!!!! My info may be incorrect but...last time I checked the 'struggle' was over, ANC is in power, parliament mostly black in colour, SAPS predominantly black or non-white, various government departments occupied by mostly blacks and non-whites! You even stipulate that players of 'colour' must appear in the national teams or there will be hell to pay! What a freaking joke! Policies are in place which penalise big business for not 'truly representing' the face of Africa...therefore most big businesses have black CEO's or boards! There are less than 5000000 whites left in SA! There are approximately 60 or 70 million blacks!!!!!! WE, THE WHITES, are the minority!!!!! Yet we are sidelined for just about everything - because of the colour of our skin!!!!!!! When will you stop wining and get on with the business of living!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P5! Is this how you felt way back during those dark, shameful years that will haunt us forever????? I would imagine it is EXACTLY how you felt! There is nothing like pure racism under the guise of democracy and 'righting the wrongs of the past!' #stupid...let us move on!

      alwyn.vantonder - 2012-11-29 00:13

      EXACTLY! But, racism still continues and oppression is worse than before!

      graham.horn.505 - 2012-11-29 04:23

      I'm not picking on you, but it's a fact that people don't take a writer seriously when they overuse punctuation. One exclamation mark at a time is enough.

      lisa.r.downer - 2012-11-29 06:12

      Thanks Graham!!!!!!!!!!! Will definitely give take your 'advice' on board!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      nhlakaniphog1 - 2012-11-29 06:16

      Lisa Downer your English is bad, using punctuation unnecessarily made it difficult for me to capture your message. When a black person write bad English it is understandably it's not our first language, but for English person to fail to communicate in their mother tongue is unacceptable.

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-11-29 06:20

      Graham not when you are dealing with this cANCer!

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-11-28 23:00

    Don't you adore Juju's love of the word "tendencies" almost as much as his pretentious habit of referring to himself in the plural "we"... hehehe...

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-29 06:08

      Well? he has decided that he is 'royal' ne?

      gerald.parker.3956 - 2012-11-29 06:19

      Well he has to because he is fat enough to be two

  • 75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-11-28 23:07

    so anyone who differs with Malema is a sell out. i just wonder why Malema always run to the media everytime something goes wrong. he is accusing Lamola just because he said the ANCYL would accept the result of mangaung even if their preferred candidate doesn't make it. well then Malema if Motlanthe doesn't win in Mangaung we will take up arms and fight against Zuma, are u happy now fatboy? one thing u must know fatboy is that Zuma has beaten best before and u r just nothing compared to those he has beaten. now u r fighting with all the men in ur own kraal, not so long ago u were accusing the very same Sexwale who tried to defend u in ur trial saying all sorts of things about him, wow i just can't wait to c ur face after loosing in Mangaung. u and ur friends call urselves forces of change, there is no such, u better call urselves FORCES OF TENDERS or TENDER FREEDOM instead of economic freedom.

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-29 05:18

      Wow, brilliant, Sbuda. You are a genius, I wouldn't have said it better. Keep them coming, broer.

      thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-11-29 05:50

      Before this statement Lamola said the ANCYL is not going to court to support Malema because they don't have a case to answer.why only now? Did they have a case to answer before?

  • mthetheleli.ntshobololo.1 - 2012-11-28 23:07

    Finally you have come to your senses, should have done this long time ago

  • PointBlank - 2012-11-28 23:26

    like 12 year olds

  • mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-28 23:27

    Guys help me. Must I leave my girlfriend after she cheated?

      mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-28 23:33

      Jamba I'm serious

      mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-28 23:46

      Wish i could control this heart of mine

      megalos.savvas - 2012-11-29 00:40

      No keep voting for her

      Sally Lewitt - 2012-11-29 01:26

      leave her unless you want to 'pimp' her out! Your choice, your life, you girlfriend.. so who's Malema again...

      sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-11-29 04:04

      Yes u can live her why? U knw what is easy to forgive but its hard to forget

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-29 05:07

      They always say if you love her set her free. If she does not come back hunt her down and kill her. I wonder if the last sentence must indeed be followed. But anyway life is about choices, the only thing that is not optional is whether we choose to live forever or we die. Therefore, death is not optional. Here you've got options, it's either you continue with her and live in delusion or you call it quits.

      jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-29 06:04

      mawandewonderman you must get your girlfriend to leave. You see everytime you and her are alone there will always be this 'third force' in the room or in the bed. You will always be the one who 'wonders' whether you are 'the man' or the other one is. She will always be comparing you to him and you will be wondering whether she is wondering of going back to him. The fact that she cheated on you means that you are not her 'wonderman'. She made her bed. Let her go and lie in it. The best advice anyone can give you is to go find yourself an ugly girl , make her happy and she will make you happy in return . Why do you think that the good Lord made ugly girls. They were made for the good guys.

      mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-29 06:31

      Now I know why they say, “There's a new STD/STI called feelings, don't catch that $hit.” Thanks brothers. Maphumulo there is a special place for you in hell.

      eland.snitbul - 2012-11-29 07:29

      Well your president has 10000 wives I'm sure your GF could eat some pouding on the sideline...

      eric.shinn.90 - 2012-11-29 10:45

      LOL, Troll of the week award bud. N1 :)

      mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-29 11:18

      Eric I knw. But I'm better than your Malema.

      BulletProof. - 2012-11-29 11:51

      No, ask her if you can sleep toguether with her and the new boy friend may be you taste something new.

  • popza.nzama - 2012-11-28 23:35

    I am not the youth.Let the youth have a field day.

  • natu.mzwanele - 2012-11-28 23:43

    Its sad whenever Malema speaks faul some of us will blindly support his arrogance tendencies.

  • trotse.boer.5 - 2012-11-29 00:11

    All I can do is shake my head, this struggle or 'War' as said should be a war against people who want to divide a nation and the goal should be to unite and free people from the old and new apartheid. Black, white and Asian people will only be able to accomplish this if they all have a common goal....rainbow nation!

  • magogodale.mulalo1 - 2012-11-29 00:25

    Juju mst knw dat ANCYl is nt ANCMYL (African National Congress Malema Youth leauge) juju he is out 4ever

  • basil.clifford - 2012-11-29 00:32

    Its going to be a quiet Christmas at the Malema household this year.

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-11-29 00:43

    Anc an Ancyl knows what is right but only when it affect them will they conceed

  • John - 2012-11-29 02:18

    Man who wrote that biatribe certainly was'nt the ANCYL, can't think further than their ... oh hell whatever part you wish to shoose. Idiotic freedom?

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-11-29 02:19

    I've said it before and i'll say it again Malema has no leadership qualities! his an empty tin making a lot of noise. It took so long for the ANCYL to realize that shame

  • ppanana1 - 2012-11-29 03:20

    cant someone teach juju that u cant call urself 'we'

      Venessa Born Stubborn Ede - 2012-11-29 04:48

      Of course he can refer to himself in the plural, after all he does think of himself as the king of the universe and that is how royals refer to themselves!

      rocky.bell.98 - 2012-11-29 07:42

      herd mentality

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-11-29 04:01

    Lamola is a qualified lawyer and juju failed work work so u can't compare ferrari with bicycle lamola after zuma win on december will be a new ANCYL president fact amandla combrates

  • ndumiso.mhlongo.94 - 2012-11-29 04:20

    What a mess is it abt ppl of SA or its abt individuals now nd positions dat they want 2 occupy @ our expense?

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-11-29 05:13

      If we sheepishly follow them without scrutiny we deserve to be screwed. We have got choices and South Africa is a constitutional democracy not a one state autocracy. We either vote with our heads or our hearts that's democracy at work.

  • dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-11-29 04:50

    I support this fight fully !!!

      croix.mactee - 2012-11-29 05:59

      Love it !

  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-29 04:54

    Bwahahahahahahaha.... your on your own now Malema... bwahahahahaha

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-11-29 05:12

    Stop struggling and start working. The only reason you are against caitalism is because you dont hold the capital..

  • arthur.mabentsela - 2012-11-29 05:14

    Hot air! Funny how it easy to say it on the news that 'we are against blah bla.........etc etc yap yap' if you want to do something about malema why don't you just do it and save ur breath. Stupid ANCYL.

  • jabumokoena.c.7 - 2012-11-29 05:25

    . I saw it coming. Goodbye Malema.*wink*

  • barend.wasserman - 2012-11-29 05:42

    "victory of the war". What war?

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-29 05:58

    Juju is finished, he can never be the president of the youth league again and the anc doesn't want him anymore, he's an embarrassment. Copeless could use him though. Not sure what used condoms are worth anymore.

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-11-29 06:04

    Lamola is a sellout he is gone he is in Zuma's pocket He said the ANCYL is not going to court to support Malema Why now?

  • nolan.v.vuuren - 2012-11-29 06:04

    Those are big words from Shivambu. I wonder if he actually understood what he said. It's like a script from a war movie "strategically".."commander-in-chief".."emancipation"..what happened to words like leadership, freedom and positions?

  • mbali.mabaso.399 - 2012-11-29 06:06

    Lamola waz correct will suport the leadership that wl win @ Mangaunga n the important thing afta Mangaung is a unity and unify our organisation.Cde Malema mst with draw this stament n learn to respect other combrade n he must knw that he nt owning the YL,ANCYL it for us as young people of south africa

      katleho.photolo - 2012-11-29 06:43

      Jah that's true, the most in important thing after the Conference is UNITY

  • dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-29 06:22

    based on the current ANC. Malema is future SA president. The ANC is determined to elecct the worst to lead our country. Zuma will drive the country deeper into the ground as only he can, Malema will become the saviour of the poor and become the next president and really finish us off. This seems to be the objective of the ANC. They love the ANC and have no allegiance to SA

      musawenkosindlovu.ndlovu - 2012-11-29 06:46

      For sure in day dreams he will be a de future president of SA but in reality and sound mind he is gone and getting his only troops only troops are turning against him.its sad and unfair that Lamola and de crew misled him that they will support malima now they say ancyl has no case to answer in de court.real friends stick together but this is politics there are no permanent friends.I think ths dude is in a point of no return may be his followers need to wake up and c reality and move on with life.Cde's tender cabal has been broken hence ABZ bt Zuma is trying by all means to take him out of the presidency.

      blessing.khumalo.90 - 2012-11-29 06:50

      uyahlanya wena yisho uma uJulius eknika lemali ayntshontsha ku goverment leyanto aysoze yaphatha izwe.uskhothen woqobo lowaya.

      blessing.khumalo.90 - 2012-11-29 06:51

      uyahlanya wena yisho uma uJulius eknika lemali ayntshontsha ku goverment leyanto aysoze yaphatha izwe.uskhothen woqobo lowaya.

  • Neal Sing - 2012-11-29 06:27

    The new AncYL leader is of sound mind and strong.He is not impulsive and headstrong.This bodes well for the future to have a leader like him!Well done for staanding STRONG and not screaming and shouting like Malema.

  • katleho.photolo - 2012-11-29 06:28

    Its was about to happen 1 way or the other, fools like Mbalula,Metthew Phosa,thandi modise, Paul mashatile n more will decay after Mangaung #TEAM ZUMA I believe

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-11-29 06:29

    Another example of dog eating dog!

  • thaluki.malema - 2012-11-29 06:30

    They are both 2 pieces of excrement that think they are leaders.

  • hitting.thefan - 2012-11-29 06:33

    Zuma really worked the ANCYL over, Lamola also had a big mouth now he understands his place! JZ you must thank the lord everyday for having idiot followers like the ANC members, because that is the only explanation why you can get away with things you are doing and still get a second term!

  • esigombeni - 2012-11-29 06:35

    I think its high time Malema shut his mouth,people are tired of his verbal diarrhea.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-11-29 06:37

    what a bunch of utter useless overgrown corrupt idiots you think way too much of yourselves you are only important in your little peanut brains

  • matshane.seleko - 2012-11-29 06:40

    I love politics,but problem is,I hate to love it,for coutless reasons of cause.

  • masta.pilusa - 2012-11-29 06:40

    When mr Lamola talk words of wisdom,a language of unity malema cry.WHY?Is bcauz malema don't wnt unity.

  • Bongeka - 2012-11-29 06:53

    Malema, please do yourself a favour and get over it. You had your chance and you blew it, you became the untouchable. Let the fresh blood rectify all the mistakes that you made. ANCYL is not Malema's entity and with or without you it will still exist. So just forget about it and go do farming or something to keep yourself busy and forget about politics.

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-11-29 06:55

    I think is a case of "goodbye fat boy" . At least I hope that he goes meet big Baba.

  • thabani.alfred - 2012-11-29 06:56

    Like he sd 'in politics there r no permanent friends and enemies'

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-11-29 06:56

    Malema is not worth listening too, cause most of the time he doesn't make sense

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2012-11-29 06:58

    I love the "100 years of selfless struggle"... Julius obviously does not understand that concept

  • itumeleng.tshatiwa - 2012-11-29 06:59

    Political conflicts...

  • rudzanimulaudzi.mulaudzi - 2012-11-29 07:02

    Thats the game of politics you go down I go up.

  • rudzanimulaudzi.mulaudzi - 2012-11-29 07:03

    Thats the game of politics you go down I go up.

      johan.mostert.967 - 2012-11-29 07:32

      and both get rich with tender fraud.