Malema guns for pro-Zuma premiers

2011-11-27 16:45

Johannesburg - Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema is gunning for provincial premiers sympathetic to President Jacob Zuma in a bid for political survival.

Last week, youth league leaders stripped the league’s Mpumalanga secretary John Mkhatshwa of his powers after he snubbed Malema’s call to work towards unseating Premier David Mabuza.

In Free State, where Malema has been since Thursday, the league said it is going to march against Premier Ace Magashule this week.

Half of the Mpumalanga league’s provincial executive committee resigned in protest against Mkhatshwa’s suspension on Friday.

Outgoing deputy secretary Themba Masombuka said the province did participate in youth league programmes, but had to support Mabuza as this was part of their provincial congress resolutions last year.

But league spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy denied that Mkhatshwa was kicked out because he supported Mabuza.

Rather, she said that it was ­because of his “inability to carry out the tasks of the youth league. Everything else is just a rumour”.


A few weeks ago, the league’s KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee – which was sympathetic to Zuma – was dissolved.

At the meeting attended by Malema in Bloemfontein on Thursday, provincial league chairperson Kgotso Morapela told the crowd: “Away with Magashule.”

Morapela accused Magashule of corruption and said the long-standing provincial ANC chairperson, who is pro-Zuma, should be replaced at the province’s conference next year.

While Malema is firing on all cylinders to overturn the sentence, there are serious concerns that one of the grounds of his disciplinary appeal could land the league in more trouble.

Malema’s lawyers handed in papers to the ANC’s national disciplinary committee of appeal on Thursday, asking them to reconsider his five-year suspension from the ANC.

One of the grounds of this appeal is an amendment to the youth league’s constitution, which many in the organisation claim was not done at its congress in June, making it illegal.

Some league leaders fear that such an amendment could give the ANC a reason to dissolve the league altogether, but Malema has denied that the amendment was illegally done.

Shore up support

One of Malema’s opponents said they have asked Luthuli House to intervene.

Malema warned that he would continue fighting for the issues he had been campaigning on, regardless of whether his suspension is held.

The league has the support of many ANC provincial secretaries, themselves former league leaders, but it is still trying to shore up support from provincial chairpersons.

This could help Malema if his appeal is ultimately reviewed by the ANC’s national executive committee, on which provincial secretaries and chairpersons serve.

Malema – flanked by party spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, who has been suspended from the ANC for three years – hinted on Thursday that he would not take his suspension lying down.

“I don’t care if whether I go or not, I will defend the decisions of the ANC Youth League until I see my grave,” he told the crowd in Bloemfontein.

“Whether I am a member of the ANC or not, in my little corner of the bundus, looking after cattle, I will convince those who are there looking after the cattle with me about the decisions of the ANC Youth League.”

  • Larry - 2011-11-27 17:12

    In his last statement, he said he is finished? Hours later and now he is gunning for people? What happened to his Cattle, wouldnt Uncle Bob hand them over, now the Juju is a has been?

      Brian - 2011-11-27 19:31

      Perhaps being a "cattle baron" is too much like hard work?

      Boer - 2011-11-28 06:04

      Can somebody please help this dummy fall of a cliff on his fat egg shaped head.

  • Lyndatjie - 2011-11-27 17:14

    Can somebody please take this petulant child and give him the hiding he deserves? He is so arrogant and full of piss and vinegar that he STILL believes that he is untouchable... this is TRULY a case of someone believing his own propaganda....

      Nico - 2011-11-27 18:41

      Demagogues are scared of civilized Africans (hic).

      Herman - 2011-11-27 20:48

      man, I love it when someone just speaks the truth, Lyndatjie, I like you!

  • Mary - 2011-11-27 17:20


  • GAMMAT - 2011-11-27 17:22

    Its official, Malema is a TROLL!

      GAMMAT - 2011-11-27 19:51


  • Thandi - 2011-11-27 17:25

    In-fighting amongst the half-wits - love it. Bring out all the dirt fatboy, I am sure you must have plenty.

      lynch - 2011-11-27 20:55

      well @Thandi i have been missing you, i know you only comment when there is Malema.

      Thandi - 2011-11-28 07:28

      thanks lynch - most of my comments are directed at fatboy, because I cannot think of any person or situation that gets my blood boiling more than him. His idiocy, racism, corrupt dealings, hoodwinking of the poor, moronic rantings, etc and the effect it is having on decent living people in general just goes way beyond the pale.

  • Chris - 2011-11-27 17:31

    The breakup in the ANCYL is like an Eskom overspeed test at Duvha powerstation - total chaos!!!

  • Kate - 2011-11-27 17:32

    Oh come on you little twirp. You farting against thunder. Grow some balls

      Johan - 2011-11-27 20:13

      Kate, he's got balls. Unfortunately it is the only thing he's got. Nothing further North where it matters...

  • Ian - 2011-11-27 17:44

    omg pissed outa his mind again

  • braamc - 2011-11-27 17:51

    Love the infighting! Believe he is going to be a cattle farmer, bwah bwah bwah

      Chumscrubber1 - 2011-11-27 18:28

      Ja, a seriaas one at that - 20 cattle, then he says he will slaughter them and sell the meat - his long term farming goals are amazing, what a genius. No wonder he wants our farms. He could buy another 50 with the proceeds of selling his watch! What a great role model for a nation ... if he claimed to represent me I'd shoot him.

  • Marius Koen - 2011-11-27 17:56

    Ring- a- ring- rosie, they all fall down...

  • Vegi - 2011-11-27 18:10

    Some people are so obsessed with the actions and non actions of Mr Julius Sello Malema. He seems to cause terrible nightmares to the progeny of colonialists. If you are true South Africans you should obsess about reversing the colonial legacy that gives Mr Malema and those like him the platform and the following, but because intelligence is not one of your attributes, you keep on bashing against the face of the cliff like rabid bovines, trying to delay the inevitable. There is no way that we can allow you to hog our resources forever. The colonial legacy is sure to be reversed with or without Malema.

      Yar - 2011-11-27 18:34

      @Vegi Until My great grandad showed your great grandad to use a hi-tich shovel, you didn't even know what a resource was. As for colonialism, give the San their land back!

      Azande - 2011-11-27 18:38

      @gareth, the colonials came here with nothing. all what is here belong here.

      Alan - 2011-11-27 18:39

      Vegi, let's say hypothetically that your calls to nationalise the mines and the banks happens, given the rampant corruption that is happening, that you, the man in the street will see a fraction of what comes out of those institutions?

      Thandi - 2011-11-27 18:40

      Is Vegi short for 'vegetable'?

      Jeremy - 2011-11-27 20:01

      As a north african colonialist yourself by decent Vegi, you better hope that the Bushman you displaced in your historic slaughter of the true owners of this land, don't feel the need for retribution that you seem so keen to dish out. Multiculture development is where the civilised world is trying to head. You and your people participated in history in exactly the same way. About time Africa took an honest look at its history. It IS NOT pleasant reading.

  • Kevin - 2011-11-27 18:17

    Zuma still has to realize that fat boy will not go away . The Hawks need to complete what they started.

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2011-11-27 18:23

    I wonder if any of this lot will ever focus on governing the country?

      Herman - 2011-11-27 20:50

      more focused on robbing it blind!

  • Bob - 2011-11-27 19:33

    This clown needs a serious checkup, from the neck up...!

  • kosmonooit - 2011-11-27 19:50

    Can't believe this cretin is still grabbing the headlines - give us a break!

  • Darra - 2011-11-27 20:20

    It's simple! Devious, disingenuous,brilliant in it's perversity. Changing the constitution in anticipation....? ...and allegedly not at a national congress? WOW! A circus? ..but of course! Trapeze artists and clowns! ..and oh so entertaining! Oh I forgot! So is the ANCSL ... Oh! S is for Senior. They too are in a 'league' of their own!

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  • Liz - 2011-11-28 02:09

    juju is an arsekreeper wanting to get in their good books, somebody please put this idiot out of his misery!!!

  • ricky.cockcroft - 2011-11-28 06:40

    so gatvol of hearing from the clueless wop!

  • Nigel - 2011-11-28 07:47

    ok so its not enough that Malema has damaged, racial relations, ruined investment, destroyed the ANC, now he is destroying the ANCYL...seems the idiot knows no limits when it comes to saving his own political skin.

      Serogole - 2011-11-28 08:02

      Whites have never voted for ANC, but now they are concerned by ANCYL issues including our President Juju.

  • Mbazo - 2011-11-28 08:10

    The ANC must remain above individual interests.It must never be a one man show.The ANC knows.The ANC lives.The anc governs.What its Leagues or individual members say must be well considered and never be at variance with policies formulated at mother Party Poliy Conferences.Any glory one earns by opposing a movement one purports to be part of is absurd political cheating.Fair play involves arguing vehemently for your beliefs inside the party and accepting your comrades'views.Buldozing methods and arm-twisting tactics are alien to the ANC.The ANC is working.It has gone miles in giving Blacks economic power.It has gone miles in giving Blacks land.While a lot still needs to be done we have faith in the ANC.As it fouught for freedom and delivered it it to the masses,it will deliver a better life for all.

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