ANC's tough talk praised by Nehawu

2012-04-04 17:29

Johannesburg - Trade union Nehawu on Wednesday congratulated the ANC's top officials for speaking out against ill-discipline in the organisation.

"The African National Congress and government must at all times provide political and moral leadership to our society," National Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) spokesperson Sizwe Pamla said.

"In this regard, they must act against sleaze and inept leadership across all structures of our movement and government."

This followed an ANC press briefing on Tuesday at which top officials said the party was united.

Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa, national chairperson Baleka Mbete, secretary general Gwede Mantashe and deputy secretary general Thandi Modise addressed the media in Johannesburg as a collective.

Pamla said it was about time ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's disciplinary process was also brought to a closure.

"The leadership now needs to focus on resolving the triple crisis of unemployment, poverty and inequality," he said.

The ANC's national disciplinary committee of appeal announced on Tuesday that Malema's appeal hearing against his expulsion from the party would take place on April 12.

  • Sboniswa - 2012-04-04 17:37

    good riddance, HAWKs,Public Protector and SARS must finish the job now

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 17:52

      Yes Please! Throw Malema and the rest of his corrupt ANCYL little boys in prison !!!

      Max - 2012-04-04 18:06

      Vat hom flaffie!...

      Luvhani - 2012-04-04 21:30

      I smell jealousy...

  • gunofminez - 2012-04-04 17:45

    "The leadership now needs to focus on resolving the triple crisis of unemployment, poverty and inequality," he said. President Malema and the ANCYL addressed all these issues in the shortest space of time, the mother body has had 18 years but with stagnant results. They should just adopt the league's memo and implement it, and in a couple of years, S.A's problems will be decreased to only education. #my opinion#

      Sidney Gilroy - 2012-04-04 18:02

      Here's a little education for you : By dividing something, one cannot increase the outcome of the sum. It is called Mathematics. Google it.

      Sidney Gilroy - 2012-04-04 18:10

      I am sorry. You most probably never hear that from Julius. Because you and the ANCYL believe in out-dated ideologies, Marxist Economics and thumb-suck rethoric that will somehow enrich all 60 million in South Africa. I think that is called Magic. It SOUNDS like an abbreviation of mathematics...but I assure you it is not. One is a science. One is a fantasy. You can Google that too. (Google is a search engine on the web.) ((The web is found on a computer)) (((A computer looks like a TV. But it is not.)))

      Irene - 2012-04-04 18:46

      gunofminez ~ LOL! The 'mother body'. Sounds like science fiction, but then again when you're dealing with the ANC it is like science fiction. Not a brain cell amongst them and it sure appears like you've been brainwashed by them too. Shame.

      Assegai - 2012-04-04 18:50

      LOL Sidney!

      gunofminez - 2012-04-04 19:01

      @Sidney, wow what insight- you're probably the smartest idiot out there- and that was an oxy-MORON lol. Well, i still believe a reasonable division of assets can solve some if not all S.A's problems, am an economics major and have drawn the graphs, seen the negative impact these policies may bring. And still my opinion remains unchanged, 'the resources of a country should first and foremost benefit those living in it' maybe not drastic approaches at this time, but the current state of affairs is UNFAIR and UNEQUAL. ANC's solution is long term, people are starving NOW- while the gap between poor/rich widens especially in S.A(now google that)- what i'm interested in is YOUR solution to the problem, instead of taking other people's opinions so personally.

      donald.perumal - 2012-04-04 19:06

      In a couple of years the ANCYL will leave us a legacy that will make Zimbabwe look like Africa's success story! The ANCYL knows more about tender bending than running a country.The youth League are a bunch of overpaid reps who know how to spend our tax.

      Sidney Gilroy - 2012-04-04 21:12

      You are quoting from a document that was drafted in a world quite different to the one we live in now. Before the fall of communism. Before the global recession. Before the population explosion. Before the dollar became god. Thats the ANC's main vice. You live in the past. Here's the cold, hard truth sugar : SA means squat on a global scale. There is no return from here. The boys with the money and technology will sit back, let the whole thing come undone and unravel and come back in a decade or two to make you their bitch. For eternity. You will find plenty such examples in Africa this very moment.

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-04 17:51

    That's all the ANC does is talk

      Max - 2012-04-04 18:10

      Not entirely true, they also lie, steal, know, every thing a normal African government does.

  • John - 2012-04-04 17:53

    I have had bowel movements with more back-bone than the ANC.....

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-04 17:54

      too much information

  • Joe - 2012-04-04 18:01

    The old men must raise their hands in surrender. The young lions will emerge again in a different guise. It took them so long to resolve this issue that the youth were first issue the first salvo, calling Zuma a dictator. They are now unstoppable.The old men have no ace in this battle,let alone the staying power!

      Sboniswa - 2012-04-04 18:06

      the boys are not intimidating what they good at is to scream

      Sboniswa - 2012-04-04 18:08

      we are waiting for you in Manguang with a doom, ill-disciplined mosquitos will be sprayed...stop your useless intimidating and making Julius and his lapdogs the invincible...VOETSEK

      Brett - 2012-04-04 18:38

      I have never seen a young lion that is 30 years old and 50 kg overweight. Perhaps you mean middle aged hippo?

      Irene - 2012-04-04 18:47

      Young lions? Don't you mean the scavenging hyenas?

      Sboniswa - 2012-04-04 19:01

      Wow, LOL, a middle aged hippo and scavenging hyenas, NICE ONE

  • Irene - 2012-04-04 18:44

    The thing is that both Zooomer and Malema are despicable creatures. At least Malema has now been squashed flat like the bug he is. Next will hopefully come Zoomer's turn to be squashed like an insect. The problem is, who is going to replace Zooomer given the filth that is the ANC. Zoomer's replacement might be worse than Zoomer even though you probably don't get lower than him.

      Joe - 2012-04-04 19:24

      Perhaps I used the wrong phrase young lions. It may well be "middle aged hippos" or "the scavenging hyenas" as as you would prefer to call them, but what I meant is that the old guard were taken off-guard for so long and remained that flabbergasted for so long that when they eventually take a move it was so late that even the tortoise would have long arrived home. Unfortunately, it is our country that appears to be so weak in disciplining its young ones that no world leader will take us seriously. Let's sit back and watch, the serpent has grown so big it is a mammoth task to silence it! The last time the top six was paraded or or caused so much hype about them was in Polokwane. It's good to see tehm on stage.Nice revision for history students!

  • Archie - 2012-04-04 18:45

    Talk is cheap,Gwedi you could also go on diet,if you get any fatter you will need a special car to drive in.

  • Morne - 2012-04-04 19:47

    You fogot to mention resolving the crisis of "corruption" as well, Pamla.

  • Mogomotsi - 2012-04-04 19:54

    The focus should be on tripple challenges: UNEMPLOYMENT,INEQUALITY AND POVERTY...not factional fights otherwise we will loose support going forward BREAD AND BUTTER ISSUES

  • bigboy.mothbi - 2012-04-04 21:55


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