Gauteng ANCYL chair roasted

2012-11-08 16:30

Johannesburg - The Gauteng ANC Youth League criticised its deputy chairperson Simon Molefe on Thursday after he suggested that President Jacob Zuma should be supported for a second term.

"Whilst we acknowledge that individuals in the organisation are entitled to express their personal views, we wish to state up-front that the position... is not the collective view of the ANCYL Gauteng," it said in a statement.

The New Age reported on Tuesday that Molefe had urged the provincial ANC Youth League structures to condemn its national leadership for backing Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe to lead the ANC.

"Most of the PEC [provincial executive committee] members have their own view about the [elective] conference, and there are up to seven of them who support Zuma," he told the newspaper.

"Zuma is not a dictator and the ANC will be stable and disciplined if he wins."

The Gauteng ANCYL said it noted the pronouncement by the ANCYL national executive committee to support Motlanthe.

"We are yet to consolidate our views and will engage the relevant structures to advance our views."

It said members needed to raise their concerns about leadership preferences within the organisation.

"Any deviation from these norms, especially un-mandated public pronouncements, shall not be tolerated. As such, internal disciplinary processes shall be invoked."

  • morne.demeillon - 2012-11-08 16:38

    Who gives a s$%t what the ANCYL thinks!

  • karlu.unos - 2012-11-08 16:38

    and.......News 24 this isnt' exciting news anymore... AncYL died several months ago

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-08 16:48

    The only reason the ANCYL supports Kgalema Motlanthe is because he still supports Malema! If he is elected as President we will see the return of one of the biggest criminals South Africa has seen!

      phello.khiba - 2012-11-08 19:12

      my comrade,ur lost here we r talking abt molefe,ur a young boy who doesn't know anything abt just need attention,but hardluck.not this time..dnt push ur luck.

      duncan.phopi - 2012-11-08 21:59

      Do u consciously hav a proof of dat? u a threaten by malema bcause of reality.

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-11-08 16:51

    Simon molefe, you have shown your opportunistic elements and you deserve a punch or two .

      godfrey.welman - 2012-11-08 19:56

      Will Zuma also use him "like a condom" ???

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-08 17:05

    All I see are insecure uneducated people running scared in anticipation of a real democracy, because should that ever happen, their little kingdom will be doomed.

  • musa.mazibuko.9 - 2012-11-08 17:22

    Simon Molefe no. Zuma cannot stand for second term. He might as well forget it. We want Motlanthe.

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-11-08 17:38

    If one is a number one resident they must lead by example,I go for Motlanthe he is a man of few words n he is an intelligent gentleman he wont bring Mall-ema back in the anc,he is going to contest zuma n comes out victorious

  • christoffvstaden - 2012-11-08 17:50

    Go back to school Molefe and finish matric first...

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-11-08 17:52

    If u look back on what cosatu has said about their so called continuity,its because if they dont support the current leadership they know that they are also out,come mangaung ul b supprised new unions are to emerge especially if zuma is elected fr 2cond term

  • asdhasgd - 2012-11-08 18:36

    WHAT does the ANCYL even do? Honestly what do they do??

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