Mabe denies wanting ANCYL top spot

2012-03-05 17:07

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League treasurer general Pule Mabe has denied campaigning to take league president Julius Malema's position.

"A lot of media speculation and rumours have sought to suggest that I am actively involved in activities that seek to divide and undermine the unity of this [ANCYL leadership]," he told reporters in Johannesburg on Monday.

"We remain one and will continue to be one until the next elective congress in 2014."

In February, ANCYL KwaZulu-Natal deputy secretary Sboniso Duma said Mabe had been going to regions in KwaZulu-Natal, campaigning to take over as president of the ANCYL from Malema.

"Pule Mabe's behaviour is foreign and would not be allowed to go unchallenged. We are going to start an aggressive programme that will reject this opportunist behaviour," he said in a statement.

Earlier on Monday, the New Age newspaper reported that Mabe had been suspended from the ANCYL pending disciplinary action against him.

Mabe was reportedly suspended following a special ANCYL national executive committee meeting held in Johannesburg at the weekend.

However, Mabe attended the ANCYL's media briefing on Monday morning. He sat next to Malema and answered questions on his behalf.

"Media detractors should altogether stop using my name to drive divisions within the ANCYL, because such attempts will never succeed," said Mabe.

  • Sharon - 2012-03-05 17:12

    And so the jostling begins. Can they find someone better? Absolutely! Can they find someone worse? Unfortunately.

      matome.matlakala1 - 2012-03-05 17:22

      maybe you

      Christopher - 2012-03-05 18:37

      Mabe you sound like a little scared rat...

      Kelly Ann Boulter - 2012-03-05 18:45

      Lol!! Yes they can and will!!! Well done Sharon ... Good spotting!! We will get a juju puppet!!

      Kelly Ann Boulter - 2012-03-05 18:45

      Lol!! Yes they can and will!!! Well done Sharon ... Good spotting!! We will get a juju puppet!!

      Kelly Ann Boulter - 2012-03-05 18:46

      Lol!! Yes they can and will!!! Well done Sharon ... Good spotting!! We will get a juju puppet!!

  • Morne - 2012-03-05 17:19

    Mabe, i would also deny such statements! Otherwise the funeral would off been today!

  • Stan - 2012-03-05 17:22

    can't mabe be a man and actually stand up to this man?

      Pierre - 2012-03-05 18:49

      Can you spell any words?

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-05 21:46

      His life might be cut short if he did...shocking to think one is af raid to stand up to malema..see what happens when a little "Hitler" gets to much power.

  • Mary - 2012-03-05 17:23

    If the position is up for grabs, may I have it? Such a lucrative one, it is!

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-03-05 17:34

    That him in the picture? Tjo! He looks like some Nigerian drug dealer!

      Pierre - 2012-03-05 18:51

      Huh ??- Nigerian drug dealers are NOT that ugly ....

  • Piet - 2012-03-05 17:43

    Banana anyone?

  • Jennifer - 2012-03-05 17:43

    Though he isn't mentioned much in this article, People are clearly scared of Malema and it seems they should be because he is still lurking around in the picture. A selfish and dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get power and hold on to luxury. The ANC doesn't seem to be able to deal decisively with their monster and it may lead to their end. We may yet thank God for Malema.

      Pierre - 2012-03-05 18:56

      We may yet thank God for Malema. Whay??

      Jennifer - 2012-03-06 07:20

      Because he is doing what we can't do... the anc probably won't survive him, their voters are splitting right down the middle.

  • Matanje - 2012-03-05 18:05

    You have got your young life ahead of you, Mabe. Please don't ever use it to sell it for Babylonian fornicators and adulterers. Malema is our leader, but we are still to discover who actually you are.

      Pierre - 2012-03-05 18:54

      Are you a breathing air from planet earth?

  • Scouter - 2012-03-05 19:40

    I'm looking forward to this one - the inevitable power struggle within the ANCYL is going to be hugely entertaining as rank ambition begins to crawl out of the rotten woodwork.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-06 05:34

    Do it Mabe!!! or how about you get a nice Mama to take over, just maybe she will give hiddings to the naughty children throwing tantrums in public, like Julius, i swear he is a big baby, needs his diaper changed and a new dummy....

  • Andre - 2012-06-04 12:20

    He looks even more stupid than ANC viva!!!

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