Assess ANC leaders: Mashatile

2012-08-27 09:02

Johannesburg - ANC leaders must be assessed after a couple of years, said its Gauteng chairperson and Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile, the Star reported on Monday.

"No ANC leader is going to lead the organisation for life. It's five years only," the newspaper quoted Mashatile saying during a gala dinner hosted by Liliesleaf Farm ANC branch on Saturday.

Without mentioning President Jacob Zuma by name, Mashatile said there must be an assessment after a few years because "it was not a given that you will be re-elected".

"Our interest is not an individual. People say Paul is in favour of Tokyo for president, others say I'm in favour of Kgalema for president. We are ANC people," he said to rapturous applause.

Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale, who also attended the dinner, agreed with Mashatile, he said: "Indeed, we were elected for five years."

The ANC will officially open the succession debate in October, ahead of its elective conference to be held in December in Mangaung.

  • herman.heil - 2012-08-27 09:14

    Zuma, you and your string of wives can start house shopping again it seems

  • ianon.ym - 2012-08-27 09:15

    By the time you assess after a couple of years it's too late and the damage is done! - You need to assess before you appoint dumbo!

  • pieter.calitz - 2012-08-27 09:37

    @ianon.ym Actually, the assessment is to determine if they have stolen enough (remember they only have 5 years), to last a lifetime.

      SharonE - 2012-08-27 10:22

      Imagine them sitting in an interview room. "Eish, Jacob! Think about the legacy of the ANC! R 805 million is just not enough! Try Harder!!!

  • lephans.lufuno - 2012-08-27 09:40

    I agree 100% with Paul, 5 years den assessed if stil fit 4 2nd term. No one wil b president 4ever. Leaders cum

  • Bradley Froud - 2012-08-27 09:43

    With the current criminal ruling, five years is five years way too long!

  • allenttrading - 2012-08-27 09:45

    So, Mashatile MUST move too?

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-08-27 09:49

    Lets meet in Mangaung and as i have previously said, anyone but Zuma!(for one simple reason, so he can also taste the taste of his own medicine, what he did to Mbeki will now come back to bite him too)

  • dhavandran.palavar - 2012-08-27 09:50

    first the f@#kups then the assessment. how strange.

  • KCorsar - 2012-08-27 09:53

    Excuse me, assessment is a precondition to ability and capability; appropriate skills. Holding public office isn't a 'kindergarten' to see if someone is able to hold office and fulfill the duties of office responsibly.

  • steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-08-27 10:02

    Vote the DA in before this mess gets worse. They may not be perfect, but their track-record speaks for itself. This cANCer government feels squat for the poor of this country with their culture of entitlement which has bred all the theft, corruption and degradation that is plain to see.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-08-27 10:06

    It’s funny how all these ANC ministers have their own little funny quirks, which come out when they are addressing an audience. Generally plain silly remarks and ideas that they have to blurb out trying to sound intellectually and politically intelligent! And to that end, they always get a rapturous applause from the attended gathering, no matter how good or bad the utterance was!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-08-27 10:07

    The president is nothing more than a figure head who if he intends serving for any length of time takes instructions from the heads of the ANC proper. Mashatile's words speak of a party that is under the impression that it will rule forever, which is admittedly their intention. This country is heading towards its own uprising, one the ANC will not survive, propaganda and outright lies will only keep them in power for so long, then they will have to enforce their hold on power through the barrel of a gun, something they seem pretty good at.

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-08-27 10:30

    You spelled ASSES wrong ;P

  • susan.pretorius.31 - 2012-08-27 10:32

    It seems as if only one rule apply in our country these days and that is No accountability!

  • Rampant - 2012-08-27 10:59

    A bold statement. Now to see whether the cadres agree and if the suggestion is put into practice,or if Mashatile is worked out of the system because of his suggestion.

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-08-27 11:01

    With all DUE respect (which I add is in my view very little) assessment every couple of years is a big part of the problem. Why? Firstly the term every couple of years is meaningless and vague, pretty much what we are being forced to accept from these leaders. Effective assessment needs very clearly defined parameters, especially time frames and objectives. 2. It would be a strong message if periodic assessments were done, but every couple of years is worthless. Every six months would send a message regarding the ANC's attitude to performance and accountability. So, read what you will into this message from Mashatile, but I read vagueness and non-accountability....more of the same that has taken SA to the edge of the pit.

  • Erna - 2012-08-27 11:02

    They should be assessed BEFORE they are elected.

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-08-27 12:23

    Sadly at this point all will fail a proper assessment in any sphere of their duties and a few other things that I do not even want to mention.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-08-27 12:34

    Its high time that those people who elect a president take their time to work out if he is the best suitable candidate for the job. What can that president bring to the table for all its citizens. I am afraid that our present president has brought nothing to the table but has only taken off the table. In his term todate our Country has slumpted very badly. He is unwilling to get rid of under performing ministers and is unwilling to take positive steps to ensure a better life for all not just the zuma's. The problem, he has too many owed favours that saw him get this position, he has again got their nod for a second term, does that mean more destruction for our country and more for the zuma's and his main cadres that are pushing for him. In 5 yrs a lot can destruct under one man. Look what he did to the education crisis and still children are not getting an education. Look now at LIM POO POO they have put their thumbs up for him. From now on, sorry those people who continue to vote for useless leaders must now suffer them.

  • Vince.York - 2012-08-28 20:02

    Paul YOU strung your way implicating yourself extremely badly only to be saved by crony cadre connectivity, BUT did you 'stab' Sam in the back when he most needed support after he dragged you into the limelight and set you well on your way? Do a tad of introspection of yourself first and then start casting around, because then you will begin to see the damage you and your have caused by bending constantly with the winds of stupidity

  • phuti.hlabane - 2012-08-28 20:37

    I think news24 u shud just shut down ur website cos u r being followed by DA morons who not even making 20% of the electorate.i wud hang myself if I was white & witness this stupidity on the website.

      maredi.mello.75 - 2012-08-28 22:33

      No Phuti, I think you are a moron

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