ANCYL welcomes Lungisa's election

2011-12-08 11:01

Johannesburg - The news that Andile Lungisa has been elected president of the Pan-African Youth Union (PYU) was welcomed by the ANC Youth League on Wednesday.

"It is indeed an honour for the African National Congress Youth League to have been elected into the position of President of the PYU as the progressive voice of youth in the African continent," said spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy.

Lungisa has served as the deputy president of the ANCYL and is an NEC member of the ANCYL.

He is also chairperson of the National Youth Development Agency.

Lungisa was appointed president of the PYU on Monday at the third PYU congress held in Khartoum, Sudan at a congress under the theme "Youth Action for Economic Freedom Now", she said.

Earlier on Wednesday, the presidency announced Lungisa's election as PYU president.

"Mr Lungisa comes into the position with extensive experience both in youth development in South Africa and as former deputy president of the PYU," Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane said.

"His election is a clear indication of confidence in South Africa to lead youth development issues on the continent."

The PYU is a continental youth body recognised by the African Union heads of governments and states to co-ordinate youth development in Africa.

  • methedex - 2011-12-08 11:07

    The ANCYL must be closed down. You bring nothing positive to this great country. We made great strides forward, yet you took us 10 steps back with your idiot fat boy...

      methedex - 2011-12-08 11:47

      why? I haven't heard Afriforum sing "Shoot the Rural Person" yet?

      Ian - 2011-12-08 11:51

      Who/What is PYU now?? Where did they suddenly appear from?? What the heck to they do...waste money, create false hope...what a waste of time, money and effort... Wasn't Lungisa responsible for the complete flop of that kissing party which just wasted tax payers money not so long ago?? I love the level of accountability in this country You want real "Youth Action for Economic Freedom Now"...go to school and stop moaning.....

      Spyker - 2011-12-08 12:14

      Lungisa is just another, in a long line of public terrorists, produced by one of the largest (if not the largest) crime syndicates on earth. The termination of all these terrorists have become an absolute imperative if we value a future for our children and theirs. This state-of-affairs was brought about by the countries that instituted sanctions against SA, before 1994 - the first step is to proceed with a class-action against the countries that had sanctions against SA. Then we will lobby for Nato intervention in SA.

      Poloyatonki - 2011-12-08 12:24

      Afriforum is for a certain race while ANCYL is for everyone.

      methedex - 2011-12-08 12:27

      ANCYL is not for everyone. I tried to join the other day and they said they don't accept white imperialist agents... So what now? Must I go jump in a can of brown paint before I get accepted. Dream on man.

      Penny-wise - 2011-12-08 12:55

      PolioDonkey, didn't Malema say 'whites are criminals', and 'shoot the boer' ??? Doesn't seem like white South Africans are welcome in the ANCYL ... The ANCYL are racist !!!

      Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-08 13:23

      Poloyatonki - you have an ugly house man...

  • Citroes - 2011-12-08 11:12

    Why are the news 24 idiots even reporting on these fools?

      Sidima - 2011-12-08 12:16

      my thoughts exactly. Its not as if they can say they object to his appointment. News24 must just play cartoons if they got nothing to report on

      Poloyatonki - 2011-12-08 12:32

      They are leading our struggle.

      Ian - 2011-12-08 12:50

      they are leading you off a cliff...........

      Alfred - 2011-12-08 12:52

      The struggle to tie your own shoelaces?

      Johan - 2011-12-08 13:10

      @Poloyatonki... And that is where you will stay with the leaders that you a struggle. You, fat boy and the rest of his supporters will always struggle until the day that you open your eyes(after a struggle to do that)

  • Alfred - 2011-12-08 11:12

    Oh great. Andile Lungisa, proven liar and a thief. Why am I not surprised?

  • Irene - 2011-12-08 11:16

    Why is News 24 even giving these dweebs air time? This is the same clown who is striking because his bonus from the NYDA was 8.33% and it's not enough! Be grateful you even got a bonus pal but be even more grateful that you've got a 'job'. LOL that he's got a 'job' because one can hardly call it that.

      Grant - 2011-12-08 11:37

      Irene, I think you will find that it is only the workers who have not been paid bonuses and are striking. The top guys will allways ensure that they are paid first and I'm willing to bet it was more than the 8.33% the workers ra egetting. After all, this chop receives one of the highest salaries in the country!

  • mike.clery - 2011-12-08 11:19

    This appointment says more about the Pan-African Youth Union than it does about Lungisa.

  • Peter - 2011-12-08 11:37

    PAYU is a bankrupt institution that is only using him to drain funds from NYDA. I still do not understand how Andile rose to the top. Poor financial skills, poor leadership skills, and a self confessed liar!!!

      PB - 2011-12-08 12:48

      Peter, have you ever had the problem with a nr 2 - no matter how much you flush, it seems to stay around to cause problems.

  • Cheryl - 2011-12-08 11:40

    After Malema, nothing the ANCYL does, can be trusted or regarded as credible....

      Ian - 2011-12-08 12:47


  • Cheryl - 2011-12-08 11:49

    Ah yes, the genius behind the Youth Festival that used up R100 million rand of money meant for the creation of jobs. The Umsobomvu Youth Fund was also his responsibility . It was one of the main funds for YOUTH EMPLOYMENT...and is acomplete disaster using up R400 MILLION a year but achieving nothing...I am not surprised the ANCYL supports him...they have a strong history of supporting super-idiots.....

  • J.D. - 2011-12-08 11:49

    Why is it that reality keep on evading these youth clowns. How can anyone in this world "demand" economic freedom.Who are they demanding it from. Somebody have to make them sit and tell them some very basic facts like learning at school first, then use your brains to.....sorry, this is where the problem lies.

  • Cheryl - 2011-12-08 11:55

    ''Lungisa has his face deep in the pig trough, and there is no hope of it ever coming out again'' Sipho Hlongwane, DAILY MAVERICK

  • Msholozi - 2011-12-08 12:07

    i'm happy my comrade has achieved this he can be a true leader for us they should put him in the ANC

      Irene - 2011-12-08 16:13

      By the looks of your photo, you're a bin collector, right? No wonder you think this clown will lead you in the "struggle" that ended about 17 years ago. Bwahahahahahaha!

  • Marion - 2011-12-08 12:40

    I always thought a performance bonus was just that, a PERFORMANCE bonus. Seems we are now rewarding incompetence at every level. Wonder who the twit was who not only adjudicated that they should get an 18% bonus but who actually believed that they are worth it.

  • sibusiso.mgobhozi - 2011-12-08 13:13

    Now there is a youth league leader with brains...give that man a bells.

      Ditantane - 2011-12-08 13:58

      bloody idiot

  • Ditantane - 2011-12-08 13:52

    all you white bloggers need to get a life, if you can't take the heat take a hike n go to canada, bloody agents

      Blade - 2011-12-08 16:07

      Isnt it time for you to take your anti-retrovirals?

      Irene - 2011-12-08 16:14

      Isn't it time you go empty the trash?

  • Fenderbender - 2011-12-08 14:45

    And the PYU do what?

  • Siyabonga - 2011-12-08 15:54

    its funny how, when anything is reported abt black ppl or the anc, most of u can't wait and jump in to puke yo bile, however whenever there's a negative story that involves white ppl ol of a sudden u become mummies

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