Lebogo detention report is false: ANCYL

2011-11-09 17:36

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League in Limpopo on Wednesday said reports that its secretary, Jacob Lebogo, had been detained by the Hawks for questioning two months ago were false.

"These lies were published despite an earlier media statement released by the chairperson of [the] ANC Youth League in Limpopo on September 29 2011," it said in a statement.

"More than ever, we are now totally convinced that a conspiracy exists and that its aim is to dent the reputation of, not only the secretary... but also that of the general good name of the league in general, as well as the youth league president who is being linked to these imaginative but potentially harmful media statements."

The Sunday Independent reported that Lebogo was briefly detained by the Hawks in September as part of its probe into multimillion-rand tender irregularities in the province, which were believed to have benefited ANCYL president Julius Malema and his close allies.

He was reportedly detained after being found with about R2m in cash on him.

According to the newspaper, the Hawks would decide later whether to press charges against Lebogo. Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela refused to comment.

The Limpopo ANCYL said it was supporting Lebogo.

"We stand firm behind him and encourage any individual who believes they may have any credible information of any misdemeanours to approach any law enforcement authorities with that information."

  • nspaynter - 2011-11-09 18:17

    What is going on? Why are there allegations? Can't we just get the plain truth for a change.

      ServaasD - 2011-11-09 18:39

      Hawks.. ANCYL...HAWKS... ANCYL Sorry, believe the Hawks, ANCYL has proven to be the biggest bunch of liars under the sun

  • Johan - 2011-11-09 18:20


      Juan - 2011-11-09 19:54

      Dent the "good reputation" of the ancyl, what a laugh hahahahahaha

  • nspaynter - 2011-11-09 18:20

    Lies, dis-information, false allegations are all divisive. We need unity and trust in our country in order to build a nation together. A nation that we can all be proud of. Let's quit the corruption and the games and get serious, people.

  • nspaynter - 2011-11-09 18:42

    It's just that we're spending so much time and energy throwing verbal stuff at each other. WE ARE ALL SOUTH AFRICANS AND THE FUTURE OF THIS PRECIOUS COUNTRY IS IN ALL OUR HANDS. Yes, we MUST fight corruption. We need to generate jobs, we need to face and do something about poverty. I believe every politician should become a servant to the people and put the people first. When we've sorted out poverty politicians can start reaping the benefits for themselves.

  • Kolobe - 2011-11-09 19:19

    thats white media for you

      nspaynter - 2011-11-09 19:27

      The "white" media also reported on the possible corruption in the DA led Midvaal. READ WHAT I HAVE SAID IN MY PREVIOUS POSTS. Kolobe, do you want to live in a divided country where we continue to insult each other or do we reach out and find ways to unite our country. ITS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH WHITE OR BLACK.

      nspaynter - 2011-11-09 19:36

      Kolobe, I am battling with unemployment and trying to manage with part-time work. I don't have a car any more. I have to catch the taxi like many other South Africans. This morning I got onto a taxi where everybody was singing Xhosa Spiritual songs. It sounded great. When there was a break I started singing "Then Sings my Soul". Everybody was taken aback and surprised. But then they all joined in. Here was this whitey on the taxi leading the singing on a taxi on the way to work. When I got onto the taxi it was "them and us" When I got off it was just "us". Another important lesson in South African Life that I learnt.

  • Maduvha - 2011-11-09 21:18

    Let them report, they kne thats what their consumers like.

  • chris.khanye - 2011-11-09 21:22

    Public services have been privatized in Limpopo to benefit certain individuals who're hell-bent to bring disrepute not only to the ANC but the whole country. Limpopo is the cradle of all ANC troubles and the country. ANCYL rhetoric is detrimental to the country's economic stability as alluded to by Minister of Finance in his Mid-term budget speech. Limpopo is also the cradle of tribalism that might engulf the ANC and the country pre and post Mangaung 2012. To stop the rot - put Limpopo under administration, period!

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