Bold leaders needed, says Limpopo ANC

2012-08-15 16:58

Johannesburg - The ANC needs bold leaders who can drive economic transformation and change clauses in the Constitution to aid strategic nationalisation, its Limpopo branch said on Wednesday.

A proper ANC leader was not "captured by narrow business interests for personal economic gain", it said in a statement, following a provincial executive committee (PEC) meeting on Monday to discuss leadership.

The party needed leaders able to accommodate different political viewpoints, including from its leagues.

Leaders needed to be consistent when enforcing discipline within the organisation, and should not abuse state institutions for "factionalist (sic) goals", it said.

Limpopo is former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's home province.

"Members of the PEC reaffirmed the centrality of branches to evaluate and elect leadership.

"It also adopted a comprehensive discussion document to aid in facilitating discussions within the ANC structures on the type of ANC leadership to lead the ANC in the next five years."

The African National Congress was scheduled to hold its national elective conference in Mangaung in December. Nominations for leaders by the ANC's branches around the country would open in October.

The Limpopo ANC said: "Once the nominations process for leadership starts, our branches will announce on the specific names of people who should constitutes the ANC leadership."

According to the ANC's constitution, at least 90% of delegates at the elective conference would be from branches.

The number of delegates per branch would be in proportion to its paid-up membership. Each branch in good standing would be entitled to at least one delegate.

The number of delegates from each province was decided upon by the party's national executive committee (NEC).

The remaining 10 percent of voting delegates was allocated by the NEC from among the provincial executive committees, and its youth, veterans' and women's leagues.

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-08-15 17:11

    I clearly see the problems in that organisation from this article. I suggest you sort out your organisation first before you addresss the people. I want 100% professionalism and ZERO corruption.

  • Shaun - 2012-08-15 17:15

    Bold leaders? How about just one leader - with brains.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-08-15 19:01

      Banal, Bemused, Boring, Brazen have left them Bedevilled. Now they're trying Bold, Bellicose and Belligerent.

  • allan.keyzer - 2012-08-15 17:16

    "Bold leaders" do not have the power to change the constitution. To get the required 75% vote to change a clause in the constitution the "bold leaders" will need to get the approval of some of the opposition parties in addition to the ANC. When it comes to nationalisation this will be close to impossible.

  • Robert - 2012-08-15 17:34

    I think they have confused bold with bald !

  • wesley.nel.5 - 2012-08-15 17:36

    Ooooo thats why all of them shave their heads. (remember the education system is not so good, they don't know the meaning of bold)

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-08-15 17:56

    How about first electing a leader who can at least govern. Once the people start getting services, then they can start all the other populist agenda's. Start by teaching their people to stop treating the country like a dustbin.

  • tobydt - 2012-08-15 18:03

    "Bold leaders needed, says Limpopo ANC" You wount find them in the ANC.

      J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-15 19:48

      The ANC won't find them in Limpopo

  • monde.sibisi - 2012-08-15 18:09

    The ANC in Zimpompo is the loudest and most vocal, ask them what happened to all the money for education and service delivery? They shut the doors and close curtains on the mansions, with some jetting off to foreign countries for so called \Vacations\ while the normal person starves and gets retrenched from work because the province is practically broke. The last thing that should be on their tiny minds should be finding means of paying that money back because when the Hawks swoop in, no mansion is big enough and no country is far enough

      monde.sibisi - 2012-08-15 18:13

      Slight typographical error, the last thing on their minds should be, Who will lead and who won't

      morokwe.malatji - 2012-08-30 12:36

      AT least they can see that there is problems with current leadership unlike other moronic tribal province

  • Hermann - 2012-08-15 18:41

    Strategic nationalisation? Is this the new phrase for "let us destroy the economy and make all except the select few equally poor".

  • EricksonTL - 2012-08-15 19:05

    When are these twits going to realise that 'changing the constitution' does not mean taking some tippex and scribbling over the bits you don't like? Get 2/3 majority you a-holes, then you can do that! Pfft.

  • nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-08-15 20:06

    Boldness is an opposite of being shy. A bold person may be willing to risk shame or rejection in social situations, and willing to bend rules of etiquette or politeness. An excessively bold person could aggressively ask for money, or persistently push a person to fulfill some request. Can it get any bolder than this.

  • freddie.jones.58367 - 2012-08-15 21:07

    "The Limpopo ANC said: "Once the nominations process for leadership starts, our branches will announce on the specific names of people who should constitutes the ANC leadership."" Anyone care to guess what this means? I only speak English.

  • joseph.maluleka.18 - 2012-08-17 05:47

    Limpopo ANC must explicitly say that JZ is failing the nation; period. I believe that ANC must consider recalling him. The nation is in the brink of a bitter social disorder. The fact is that ANC is more divided than ever before, hence they have lost control. Who is the source? Obvious. The sooner the ANC recalls JZ, the better

      leon.nel.566 - 2012-08-18 21:32

      The Rustenburg riots or rather call it rebellion against totally unrealistic demands and expectations by the masses of blanket economic prosperity for all by free handouts came to a sudden halt on 16 August 2012. May this date go down in history as the starting point for the realization by the uneducated masses that there is no such thing as a free lunch, as someone eventually has to pay the bill, like it or not whether though increased cost of living expenses or taxes. Hence as advocated by the genuis Malema and should everyone demand a triple pay cheque it is just obvious that the collective purchasing power of the rand will be divided by the corresponding increase of three, so nobody gains anything. Just smoke in a mirrors.

  • morris.khunou - 2012-08-30 12:47

    i think white people in this country should stop running behind parties like DA, VF etc. They should actually join the ANC and start to form branches in their communities. Begin to learn freedom songs, learn to shout VIVA loud and call each other comrades! in this way they can claim control and influence in the affairs and the resources of the country. Think hard!!! will this work? what will this do to social cohession?

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