Don't discuss Malema expulsion - KZN ANC

2012-03-06 20:13

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal ANC on Tuesday said it disapproves of its members discussing the party's disciplinary committee's decision to expel ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

"For members of the ANC to go out in public and tell the world their opinion about the pronouncement of the NDC is wrong," provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala said in Durban.

Zikalala said the national disciplinary committee's (NDC) processes should remain an internal ANC matter. Those who commented on the NDC's decision, whether in favour or against, showed ill-discipline.

"ANC members should respect the ANC procedures and discipline. People have adopted a tendency where... they talk about the ANC in the media, and we are calling for order in that regard."

The party's NDC announced last Wednesday that Malema had been expelled from the party. He was found guilty of sowing divisions in the party by comparing President Jacob Zuma's leadership style unfavourably to former president Thabo Mbeki's.

He also made statements about regime change in Botswana, at an ANCYL press conference on July 31 2011.

The league's spokesperson Floyd Shivambu was found guilty of contravening the ANC's constitution by swearing at a journalist and issuing a statement, in his capacity as league spokesperson, about creating regime change in Botswana, in contradiction of ANC policy.

He was suspended from the ANC for three years.

ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa was found guilty of prejudicing the integrity of the organisation and of creating divisions by making derogatory remarks about national executive committee member and Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

  • Nyaziwe - 2012-03-06 20:33

    I thought the Anc was fighting for freedom of speech...or is it only a freedom of speech so long as it is not against them

      John - 2012-03-06 22:07

      Nyaziwe....Sello Malema said "We are wrong to think" Don't think...I'ts wrong

      Tony - 2012-03-07 06:54

      I agree with Nyaziwe - the ANC ram this freedom nonsense down our necks, then do the exact opposite of what they preach. Its a testament to the fact that the ANC is not the angelic freedom party they say they are and are not fit to govern.

      Kacee - 2012-03-07 07:19

      I suppose they dont want anyone from the ANCYL to open their mouths, probably because every time it are open, the more stupid they all sound.

  • Makatikamusona - 2012-03-06 20:35

    They must let the spokesperson take care of that one

  • Morne - 2012-03-06 20:37

    What is there to discuss, anyway?!!

      John - 2012-03-06 22:28

      The new CUCCI outfits of Sello. Have you notice his latest apperance? Pics are only with shades. Now we can clearly see the link with Tony Yengeni.

  • Tgif - 2012-03-06 20:45

    Guess what ? This is a democratic country with freedom of speech upheld by the constitution ,so GFYS Zikalala we will discuss whatever we Effing well like to discuss !!!!!!!!

      Valerie Hancock - 2012-03-06 21:02

      Ominous signs. Muzzle the press then muzzle the people. Scary stuff.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-03-06 21:06

      Protocol, Protocol must be observed comrade

      Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 07:44

      @ Tgif "so GFYS Zikalala we will discuss whatever we Effing well like to discuss !!!!!!!!. really in that childish tone? hmmm, i see why the older generation believed that children should be seen and not heard.

  • Jones - 2012-03-06 21:21

    I think the charges laid against ANCYL leaders , Floyd, Julius and Sindiso are very much unfair. Why should the ANC NDC took such a harsh decision of expelling young leaders of the ANC. What are their motives , i think it all boils down to the ANCYL stance on the nationalisation of mines and the economic freedom campaigns , which is a threat to some leaders in the ANC and the capitalist in general ,

      Bruce - 2012-03-06 21:25

      Read the charges and what they were found guilty of, before making stupid comments

      Lacrimose - 2012-03-06 21:30

      The NDC is part of the ANC disciplinary process. They made a decision. JM has the right to appeal - which is very fair. Everyone's entitled to their opinion as to whether the NDC made the right decision or not. We do not know what laws/criteria NDC used to lead them to their decision, but that is the decision they made. If you disrespect your own organisation's laws and processes - which is what you agreed to when you joined - then maybe it's time to leave? It is like that in any organisation - political or not. If you and the organisation see things so differently, it's time for you each to go your own way. It's not 'motives' - it's a point of view that cannot be resolved.

      Annelize Delport - 2012-03-06 22:00

      I will tell the CEO of our company tomorrow of how I think he should run his business, and see if I will still have a job by the end of business day tomorrow afternoon. And if I get suspended, I will object, because I did nothing wrong !! Pls, they all did this for financial gain, not for the nation.

      Phepishi - 2012-03-06 22:24

      For as long as there are 3 million unemployed youth in SA we shall continue supporting any call for economic freedom

  • Cracker - 2012-03-06 21:25

    We all like to talk and discuss what concerns us. Isn't that our right? Those same persons who now object...why do we need restrictions on the media to talk and discuss what concerns us?

      Cracker - 2012-03-06 22:07

      The people must ALWAYS be allowed to talk and discuss. Even if they don't have all the facts. If people are allowed that freedom, the real and true facts will start to enter the discussions.

  • eloffjnr - 2012-03-06 21:26

    Any democratically elected governing body receives the approval from their members who voted them into position to make decisions on behalf of all the members. This is to simplify decision-making in meetings whereby panels are appointed, like a jury, to determine the outcome. Some of these outcomes are adopted or translated into policies, which are considered the rule of law. Policies are established by the party leaders who are responsible for all their members. If the party (its members) do not stick to these policies, or in extreme cases, oppose it, they must be brought to book. The policies are adopted by all offices of the ANC as these policies must be enforced from the top down. If sub-offices go against the governing body, it makes itself guilty of not respecting the democratic process by which the governing body was elected. When this is taken to the extreme, it starts bordering on anarchy, which leads to destruction. If the policies of the ANC which has been thought through with quite a balance are not enforced upon it's child-bodies, how can it be taken seriously? If members of the ANC publicly disagree with the findings or decisions of its parent body, they indirectly exclude themselves. I thought the ANC was quite a strong body, having been around for 100 years, but it seems the people are busy losing it. They are busy disagreeing with their leaders who have been elected for their protection and security through sound governance. a Divided house cannot stand.

  • cheche.selepe - 2012-03-06 22:05

    Bad journalism. Why is this news? Truth is that Zikalala is a coward, he must say it straight and tell Matlanthe on his face that he is against his "Boxing" advice to Malema.

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