Malema 'doesn't control' Limpopo ANC

2011-05-24 22:43

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema does not have "authority or powers" to dictate deployment of ANC leaders in Limpopo, says the provincial ANC.

"It is simply not true that comrade Malema has a grip or power over the ANC leadership in the province," provincial spokesperson David Masondo said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The ANCYL president comrade Malema has no authority or powers to dictate to the elected leadership pertaining to strategic deployments in the province.

"The deployment of cadres of the ANC and its allies in various strategic sites of power, particularly municipalities, is the prerogative responsibility of the ANC’s deployment committee and its structures."

The Sowetan newspaper reported on Tuesday that those loyal to Malema and Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale were set to lead municipalities in Limpopo as mayors.

According to the report Vhembe executive mayor Philemon Mdaka would be replaced by a member of the mayoral committee, Florence Rumane, while Eric Gwangwa of the Waterberg district, would be replaced by current Lephalale local municipality mayor Rosina Mogotlane.

The pair was "believed" to be Malema's chief lobbyists in his bid to serve a second term as youth league president.

A list drawn up by the ANC Limpopo provincial executive committee showed that Joshua Matlou, Mogobo Magabe and Lawrence Mapoulo would retain their positions as mayors of the Mopani, Sekhukhune and Capricon districts and that all three were known to be loyal supporters of both Mathale and Malema, the newspaper reported.


Masondo said the party's provincial executive committee (PEC) rejected the Sowetan's report "with contempt.

"Such reports are an attempt to blackmail the ANC leadership and are an assault on the collective wisdom and political leadership authority of the PEC in the province. They are further an attack on the person and political integrity of... Mathale."

The PEC met on Tuesday to discuss the results of the 2011 local election and thanked its members for retaining control of all municipalities in the province.

"This electoral victory is not a blank cheque to our councillors and mayors to do as they wish.

"They have instead the real representatives of the people in line with the ANC values and principles and programmes as entailed in the 2011 electoral manifesto."

The mayors for the five district municipalities are: Capricorn - Lawrence Mapoulo; Mopani - Joshua Matlou; Sekhukhune - David Magabein; Vhembe - Florence Dzhombere and Waterberg - Rosina Mokgotloane.

The mayors for the local municipalities are: Polokwane - Freddy Greaver; Lepelle-Nkumpi - Veronica Phaahla; Blouberg - Seriti Sekgoloane; Aganang - Maria Mokobodi; Molemole - Paulinah Makgatho; Greater Tzaneen -Dikeledi Mmetle; Greater Giyani - Pat Hlungwani; Greater Letaba - Godfrey City Modjadji; Ba-Phalaborwa - Anna Sono; Maruleng - Pule Mafologelo; Ephraim Mogale - Yvonne Mankola; Makhuduthamaga - Alfred Matlala; Fetakgomo - Kuki Sefala; Tubatse - Mahlake Nkosi; Elias Motsoaledi - Wendy Matemana; Thulamela - Grace Mahosi; Makhado - Mavhungu Luruli; Mutale - Tshitereke Matibe; Musina - Carol Phiri; Mogalakwena - Esther Mothibi; Lephalale - Johanna Mojela; Modimolle - Meisie Lekalakala; Thabazimbi - Patricia Moshito and in Mookgopong - Sarah Monyamane.

  • Wolraad Woltemade - 2011-05-24 23:10

    Who cares about Malema - he is a blabber mouth, and Zuma is scared of him, because he can drink more wine than him(zuma.)

      Creeky - 2011-05-25 00:05

      Malema doen't control the Limpopo ANC..... he CONTROLS THE ANC... Zuma et al... in his own mind!

      firefighter - 2011-05-25 01:44

      Hi Yesman. Remember that YOU voted for our country to be ruled by the likes you now call blabber mouths. An apology to the rest of us is still outstanding

      Rolie - 2011-05-25 07:09

      Why is everybody so bothered with this nincompoop Malema. He's just an spineless agitator who hides behind his security guards and who is too scared to be shown up in a debate against a 'tea girl'. He is not worth the dust the rude wind blows in my face!

      Creeky - 2011-05-25 08:14

      When Malema visits this Cassel Mathale "comrade".... Malema SITS IN HIS CHAIR, BEHIND Cassel Mathale's desk!!!!! Old Cassel sit on the floor..... and looks up to Malema!

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-25 08:41

      ...Woodwork Malema cannot even control himself..!! ...stupid idiot....

      Slapper - 2011-05-25 08:46

      Malema could not control his own Bowel movements. This goes for Showerhead as well.

      Anna - 2011-05-25 08:55

      You're SO wrong Wolraad Woltemade. Zuma isn't scared of Malema. I believe Malema takes his orders straight from Zuma. Doing all his dirty work FOR him. That's why he's untouchable.

      Thangy - 2011-05-25 10:38

      @Wolraad Woltemade Clearly you and every other person commenting on every story that has the slightest connection to Malema cares about Malema, you just can't help but care!

  • Fritz - 2011-05-24 23:11

    I love President Malema. I believe he is hurting the ANC much more than what I can achieve. Thanks President Malema, you've earned my support!

      TheoDon - 2011-05-25 09:19

      i'm loving it!

  • Joryha - 2011-05-24 23:17

    Julius may not dictate to ANC leaders in Limpopo but he does so at a national level it appears from his utterances.

  • Boer - 2011-05-25 00:14

    Sy groot bek is die anc se downfall. Goed so jou aap hou aan met jou twak

  • Benzo - 2011-05-25 02:02

    ".......blackmail the ANC leadership and are an assault on the collective wisdom and political leadership authority of the PEC in the province."....what wisdom? what leadership???

  • jock van wyk - 2011-05-25 03:11

    malema cant even control his mouth

  • Dan - 2011-05-25 05:21

    Bullshit. The ANC is so out of control and leadesless. It is quite evident from the comments and reaction from the ANC on a daily basis. Cosatu and rubbish like Malema runs the ANC.

  • Dan - 2011-05-25 05:23

    Isn't it funny. The ANC is run by two persons, one with hardly a Std.8 and the other one who can hardly stop shagging all woman available. Joys of African politics I guess. Suddenly Mugabe actually looks respectable.

  • Kudubul - 2011-05-25 05:39

    Love the titel "ANCYL President comrade Malema"

      Creeky - 2011-05-25 08:11

      He even sports a PEPSI Button on his Youth League Uniform!!

  • Frungy - 2011-05-25 06:15

    "This electoral victory is not a blank cheque to our councillors and mayors to do as they wish." ... so please enlighten us, precisely what can be done if they do as they wish? I mean do we complain to the ANC... who will do NOTHING. Or perhaps we can burn tyres and get shot and killed by the police? ... The simple fact is that with the corrupt ANC in power these guys CAN do anything they like, and there's bugger all anyone can do to stop them. Of course I have no pity for those who are faced with these guys in power, they deserve it for being stupid enough to vote ANC.

  • Born To Fish - 2011-05-25 06:36

    Right you are in the headline, he controls the ANC. Scary....

  • Euc - 2011-05-25 06:38

    Viva Fraud,Viva corruption,Viva ANC !

      Thandi - 2011-05-25 12:34

      Viva Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

  • alvin - 2011-05-25 07:17


      Ockert - 2011-05-25 07:55

      And all the ignorants (masses) are conned by him to vote for the anc

  • Luckybugger - 2011-05-25 07:24

    Mr. Masondo one should not use words one does not understand, such as "POLITICAL INTEGRITY and DEMOCRACY" and that goes for all your comrade's.

  • Kevin - 2011-05-25 07:31

    He does not even have control of himself. Is there no limit to how old you can be to still belong the the ancyl. Iknow he has an infants brain but surely he cannot still be of an age where he can be in the youth league.Why are the journalists letting us down and not pushing for an investigation into Fatboys business which didn't complete bridges and roads. Everything is so quite on this that I thought he was protected by the information access bill.

  • Jakkals - 2011-05-25 07:48

    Malema het tot al 'n drukkery (koerant) gekoop in Pietersburg!! Al die die miljoene hier glo hulle gaan plase kry en baie geld as hulle hom ondersteun WANT hulle is so dom om dit te glo

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-25 07:49

    Muzzle Malema, JZ...NOT the media... back to school for this fool...

      Phoenix - 2011-05-25 08:40

      I think Malema has been muzzled. Its a week now after the elections and nothing has spewed from his mouth.

  • MacDaKnife - 2011-05-25 07:51

    comrade Malema..mmmm. Not only to the ANC but to majority of the people he is like a pimple you cannot get rid off.

      Jack - 2011-05-25 09:17

      That's why they call them StallWarts!

  • Ockert - 2011-05-25 07:53

    Masondo who are you fooling ? (yourself ?)

  • william.botha - 2011-05-25 07:58

    The greatness of Malema will overshadow the great legend of Idi Amin.

      TheoDon - 2011-05-25 09:21

      that is scary, but possibly true.

  • MyPal_Al - 2011-05-25 08:00

    @ANC you claim that the DA is only a white party. Yet in the 29 above named Mayors there are no Whites, Indians or Colours. Based on your demographic figures surely there should be 2 White, 2 Indian and 2 Coloured Mayors. How is it possible that you do not implement your policies in your own back yards, but have a lot to say about the DA?

      MacDaKnife - 2011-05-25 08:06

      Well said and "in line with the ANC values and principles and programmes"...its all in paper but they go against what they say.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-25 08:48

      ...the ANC is a "pitch black" Party.... ....absolute rassist Party....

  • 50something - 2011-05-25 08:08

    Who are you trying to fool? Malema is the face of the ANC. They allow him to dictate to later blame eveything on him because he does not hold public office (officially). You spoilt this child and now has to live with his tantrums.

  • SSRat - 2011-05-25 08:11

    Lol, Viva Malema, Viva! This man is a jewel, a one man army destroying the ANC from within. And his so called "superiors" are to dense to notice. Give 'ol fat boy over there a Bells!

  • Black_Jesus - 2011-05-25 08:27

    Mr Mantashe was right, you idiots are suffering from Malemaphobia

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-25 08:43

      ...and you are suffering from an identity crisis...!! Sam...

      Matt - 2011-05-25 09:23

      @ BlackJ. If the ANC said they wanted to uplift black people, then nobody would be upset with that. But if the ANC are saying hateful things about other races, then we have plenty of reasons to be angry and/or fearful. Simple.

  • Thandi - 2011-05-25 08:44

    These ANCorruption yellow-bellied cadres need to get real and realise that the lobotomised gibbon Malema 'is' the ANC, and like it or not, they all in some way grovel to the rantings of this lunatic in training. Showerhead and his corrupt fellow gangsters are knowingly creating this moron in the mould of how they would like the AnarchyNepotismCorruption to develop. God help us all.

  • TheoDon - 2011-05-25 09:18

    i beg to differ...Malema shouts whatever it is about the mines and now, after a year of shooting off his mouth, the ANC is actually talking about it. i dont' like the man, but he has a lot more power than we might want to admit. stupidity, racism and power are such a dangerous combo.

      TheoDon - 2011-05-25 09:22

      great post, more people should listen to your advice.

      debbie.van.niekerk - 2011-05-25 10:07

      Yep, he does rule the roost.... so wrong but no one in the ANC is gonna stop that train, cos once he gets to the top;....lemmie tell aint gonna be pretty down here

  • - 2011-05-25 09:18

    It is truely fascinating that Malema's brain can actually control his body movements.

  • willieman - 2011-05-25 10:27

    Even if he does who cares ,time will tell

  • Stox - 2011-05-25 11:01

    Ok. We believe you. Just coz you said so...

  • Masese - 2011-05-25 11:16

    Who is fooling who. Moloto was not lying when he says this Woodwork Scholar was threatening some counciliors that if they do not give his company tenders, they will fire them, like they have fired Mbeki.

  • Other Justin - 2011-05-25 11:22

    YES!!! Put Malema's buddies in power in Limpopo, let them prove once and for all how useless and incompetent they can be! YOU GET WHAT YOU VOTED FOR! May Malema disappear up his own but!

  • JustinD - 2011-05-25 11:29

    He controls the tender process

  • Jamesons - 2011-05-25 11:39

    Melema has given the ANC such a bad name with all his racist tactics, the world does not even like the ANC no more because of Melema

  • Steve Wonderboy - 2011-05-25 12:30

    You just keep telling yourself that

  • FrankLee - 2011-05-25 12:37

    We know for a fact - from recent history - that when the ANC makes such sweeping denials, whatever they're denying is in fact true. So, Malema does in fact control the Limpopo province!

  • TWG - 2011-06-03 08:03

    I live in Limpopo. Deal with Govt at a very high level. I can tell you that he has no respect by senior govt leadership or local business.

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