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Mbalula criticises Cosatu on succession views

2012-09-28 11:15

Johannesburg - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has criticised Cosatu for its suggestion that the ANC should retain its current leadership, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday.

Following their uncontested re-election as president and general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, Zwelinzima Vavi and Sidumo Dlamini said Cosatu's decision of not contesting top positions should inspire the ANC.

"I don't know what informed Cosatu not to contest, but the ANC branches must not be pre-empted to adopt a hereditary approach. We never interfered in Cosatu's internal process," Mbalula said.

"Therefore the internal processes of the ANC must [also] be respected."

No one needed to be demonised for expressing their views on their preferred candidates to take the leadership of the ANC, he said.

"You can't preach unity without examining the leadership. It never happened in the ANC."

Comments
  • christopher.shining - 2012-09-28 11:18

    anc criticising cosatu...Very funny.

      themba.mkhize.5494 - 2012-09-28 11:28

      JUJU4President FIkzo Fikzo 4 Deputy. I bet u all white people will tell us about Australia

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-28 11:30

      Vavi and company must really be smoking tikk, how on earth can Zuma be retained

      Willie - 2012-09-28 11:39

      Spot on this shows that this alliance is just nonsense is not working.Some people are having three membership cards for ANC,SACP and COSATU how can we enhance our democracy in such a setup. 1 > ANC should start to rule 2 > COSATU should start to deal with labour issues out of politics 3 > SACP should stop to be hitch hikers they should be on their own THEY MUST DRINK REDBULL

      tebza.ngoatoana - 2012-09-28 11:43

      WE want change...no 2nd term for Zuma...enough damage already!!!

      jomardl - 2012-09-28 11:44

      InkingaYabeLungu -- Yes, I wish you would move to Australia and take Fatboy AND JZ with you.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-28 11:44

      InkingaYabeLungu. No, this white person will not tell you about Australia. She'll probably be asking the United Nations to come and feed you. Grow up.

      peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-09-28 11:47

      @inkinga... white people are going no where, we built this country! It is as much ours as it is yours!

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-09-28 12:00

      Cosatu and the ANC at loggerheads & criticizing each other?The Trade Unions are extensions of the ANC itself,so why bother with that anyway.What's point? Two opposing but equal halves of the Black Mafia in South Arica that's marching from opposite ends of the street to fight it out,with Vavi aka Don Corleone,caught in the middle of it all attempting to mediate & reconcile,while at the same time hurling insults and counter-abuses at each other in order to provoke one another. Remember it's the last man standing that wins.Why can't people like these ever get out from their tribal warfare mindset hey?Do we just have to except that that's the way they are and so be it?

      jock.black.50 - 2012-09-28 12:06

      Its very important for some people to give their children the best education and to raise them in a safe and prosperous environment. These are the people who emigrate to Western countries, sad but if this is also important for you then these countries are your only hope.

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-28 12:16

      @InkingaYabeLungu Yes let me tell you somethings about Australia, although what my skin colour has to do with this, I do not know and perhaps you can explain. Or is it just another of your bigotted, racist comments. 1) Australia is not a perfect country 2) Australia has a lot of red tape and bureaucracy 3) Most places are dry and hot 4) The most poisonous snakes and spiders are living there 5) The Police Force is very by-the-book" 6) There is a lot of drug addicts 7) They do not have close to the SA stats for murder and rape 8) They do not have close to SA stats for motor car accidents 9) They do not steal, lie, de-fraud, show nepotism, and have as many incompetent people as South Africa 10) They do not have EE/BBBEE and other discriminatory laws as SA 11) They do not have fat little upstarts, (that once upon a time carried a fire-arm as did most people in SA did then, but apparently this gives credibility to morons), who cheat, lie, threat other people in songs, lauder money and have no qualifications that aspire to be president 12) The do not use insults and trade racist comments when describing the leader of the opposition party 13) They do not capture little children for muti 14) They do not have a multi-wife president that have extra-marital sex and then not get divorced and resign his position 15) They do not strike and kill people....... So now I have told you about Australia. Now tell me about South Africa. And what you do to make it great........

      Joubs1957 - 2012-09-28 12:19

      @ Inkinga - yes and you will come begging for food there in Aussie as soon as the last crumbs left behind by us have disappeared!

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-28 12:20

      @ InkingaYabeLungu , Go ask your white employer to learn you more words , you only seem to know a few, your anc education is showing here !

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-28 12:25

      Fikele Mbalula is just another one of the ANC's bling, uneducated, sex-crazed, buffoons. Did he perhaps score some Wondekop-muti (that make one "wonderlik" in the "kop") that he has suddenly become so talkative..? Mbalula is one in a long line of ANC IDIOTS - they surely seem to have discovered the ultimate IDIOT MAGNET (seemingly their greatest invention to date). In fact, it is reasonable to say that is all the ANC has to offer the world: IDIOTS and NUMBERS. Not that one can figure the other out, so I guess.., GO FIGURE..! His idiocy is best demonstrated by the fact that he lauds free-speech by telling Cosatu what not to say - another Malema in the making..? Oops I forgot, he IS another Malema - viz EX ANCYL president. GO FIGURE... The only fact is: irrespective who leads the ANC, the ANC will destroy SA, it is merely a question of how long.

      matshobana.siziba - 2012-09-28 12:29

      How sustainable is the endeavour by the government to give free houses without cubbing the mushrooming of informal settlements and backyard dwellers? Are these informal settlements a result of a need to solicit attention in order to fast-track getting of free governement houses? Todays topic on http://www.facebook.com/MzansiPolitics like tha page and let your opinion be heard.

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-28 12:46

      There are a number of things you did not mention about Australia, Here are only a few: - All three the major rating agencies give it a AAA credit rating - iow its economy is working and it is sustainable (by global standards). It is also the only country (according to Fitch and S&P) in the southern hemisphere with a AAA rating (Moody's incl NZ). SA used to be up there before it was coerced to have black government - most notably post Polkwane 2007, were SA has dropped THREE places already and is evidently on a fast-track to the economic abyss (ie off the ratings lists). - It is the most competitive country in the southern hemisphere BY FAR (according to the Global Competitiveness Report). - Its GDP/capita is > 4 x greater than SA. Iow each Australian has an economic capability FOUR TIMES GREATER than the average South African. The reason people like InkingaYabeLungu do not talk about Australia is because they are worth less than 1/4 of each Australian - viz they will not survive there for one millisecond...

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-28 14:37

      @Claudia Unfortunately ran out of characters. And...... they can work without supervision few potholes they are proud of their jobs the sharks are quite viscous lol they post in a language that all can understand on social forums they can and can't sometimes play rugby and cricket their education system is such that you would probably prefer your children in a private catholic school they have Excellent and Working national and private medical In short whatever their short comings (and yes they are there!) they at least work on them, but most of all they do not senselessly kill each other and vote and hate, based on colour...........

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-09-28 11:24

    Wonder what game you are playing Fikile Mbalula? As an ANC Minister it seems you not happy with your leadership but continue to ride the gravy train. Why not be a man and state where you stand!

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-28 11:32

      Its simple, Motlanthe will be president with Tokyo his deputy while Fikile will be secretary general....Zuma has failed dismally, he must go

      themba.maseko.568 - 2012-09-28 21:13

      Gentlemen, Fikile lost it long time ago. He is too obsessed with ANCYL, no matter what, very sad. He will go down with Malema. At some stage I thought he would be President, but now...

  • zane.jacobsen - 2012-09-28 11:25

    one corrupt party preaching to the next lol...we are a very special country

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-28 11:32

      Cosatu is not a party but a union

      john.loveland.9 - 2012-09-28 11:44

      @ sanda. If they not in politics, then what they doing in bed with the ANC. The problem with COSATU is that they more involved with politics than with labour, and like the politicians, in amassing personal wealth as opposed to looking after those they meant to represent

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-09-28 12:11

      Ever heard of the word "alliance" John? Familiarize yourself with it

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-09-28 11:25

    And it starts!! knives out, stomach in!

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-28 11:51

      The stomachs are safe, maybe not theire backs.

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-28 12:02

      Will take a very long knife to penetrate some of the stomachs I'v seen

  • arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-09-28 11:26

    Anything to be in the spotlight!Concentrate on sports sir.We know you at work for the first time this year,or so it seems. Idiot

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-09-28 11:28

    Zisell out iCOSATU

  • Abram Mashego - 2012-09-28 11:30

    indeed very funny now u can see who r pouring petrol on de fire dat is burning in the ANC.

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-28 11:31

    Hey Mabula. Leave the ANC and join up with Comrade President Juju and start your own party. Oh wait, Then you will have to abandon the gravy....

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-09-28 11:34

    Let the games begin and first up is dog eats dog. Hope a third one walks away with the bone :)

  • teddy.beer.319 - 2012-09-28 11:35

    The two strands of white hair that have suddenly sprouted on Fikile's forehead are making him mad about power. He thinks is now an 'elder' in the party.

  • nghamula.mdunwazi - 2012-09-28 11:39

    I can hear his heart(zuma)beating like a train.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-28 11:40

    Fikile is after a top position, Gwede Mantashe beware.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-28 11:41

    He didn't say anything though about Cosatu's wish that the Afrikaans and English part of the anthem be scratched.

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-28 11:42

    Vavi wants to remove King Mswati from the throne but he wants to make himself comfortable.Now he realized that if he talks about change in the ANC he might become notorious for having retained his chair for long.He still thinks we are all stupid to see what he is doing.

  • magomarele - 2012-09-28 11:42

    Hey Mbalula, what happened to your one-night stand with Omphemetse Joyce Molamu from Mafikeng? Are you still cheating on your wife with her or reformed and repented your sins? By the look of things, NO! I suggest you go for therapy sessions.

      lucky.luck.98 - 2012-09-28 21:12

      Mind your own wife you do not cheat maybe yours cheating.

  • bonaqua.delpero - 2012-09-28 11:44

    Now I can easily tell that Malema's group leaders....1 Motlhante 2 Tokyo 3 Modise 4 Mbalula 5 Mboweni 6 Winnie....!!

  • morwawaga.selebi - 2012-09-28 11:51

    zip yr pants 1st

      Mduduzi Mthethwa - 2012-09-28 12:22

      Zip yo pants 1st b4 u open yo big mouth. u are just as useless as yo friend Malema. U will never become a secretary general forget

  • phillip.mvundura.5 - 2012-09-28 12:00

    Fikile is riding high on a grave train. However the ANC needs JESUS, and nothing else.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-09-28 12:02

    The cracks are begining to appear.Fikile has his sights set.The man is playing his cards well.Another term or two he will be running for president.Individuals within the anc are now power hungry, wealth is not a problem, as they have already plundered.

  • Mlungisi Mbilase - 2012-09-28 12:04

    Well it is quite good and appreciated that in the ANC there are ministers who are not swayed by deceiving ideas. Cosatu by so doing that thought they are setting a trends for other ANC alliances to follow. No alliance of the ANC has the right to dictatorship. Thrash that out Fikile.

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-09-28 12:07

    i must say dat i'm very proud to be assiciated with de mbalula's cos deycan always speak out their minds without fear.... ASIJIKI

  • mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-09-28 12:14

    Mbalula be honest in yourwife 1st b4 fight 4positions, understand.

      stomido.kodi - 2012-09-28 12:49

      mabhekana.nzuza, are you honest to yours, you are unbelievable

  • Joubs1957 - 2012-09-28 12:17

    The widening of the devide - YIPPEEEE

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-09-28 12:23

    Retaining the current leadership is as good as being leaderless!

  • dmcmr.dhai - 2012-09-28 12:24

    Yoh Mbalula is tjatjsrag, what happened to freedom of speech, cosatu has rights to decide what they think about succession, just because it doesn't favor Mbalula now he is crying foul.,,the road to Mangaung will be long and lonely for some ppl

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-09-28 12:32

    You'r skating on thin ice, if you upset the ANC it's GOODBYE and where does this WORD DEMONISED come from???? They never cease to amaze.

  • mlungisi.kunene - 2012-09-28 12:33

    Fikile is right, the COSATU and ANC leadership is no monarchy...one has to earn the position with his/her prudent leadership skills not a bunch of cronies advocating for you.

      lucas.booysen.9 - 2012-09-28 14:43

      Fikile is right cause he is also in the quee with JuJu in his back pocket. Just watch and see.

  • Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2012-09-28 12:34

    Oooooohhhhhhhh Fikile,don't u know u'r counted in that leadership.Or u just critisize with no idea.Do u want 2 be counted in the group of Julius

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-09-28 12:36

    "Third-Force" AT WORK?? motlanthe (president), tokyo (his deputy) with fikile and botox-boy in charge of the "left-over-tax-money"

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-09-28 13:20

    Frikkedel mbalula you said "You can't preach unity without examining the leadership. It never happened in the ANC." but did you know that any political party that is held hostage by warring factions is soon overtaken by those that are able to adopt clear policy positions.. your CancER party is pulled in all directions (by cosatu, sacp, ancyl, the in-house anc third-force, etc) but unable to move either way and is falling apart, the cracks are widening, you are in a crisis due to all of your failures.

  • mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-09-28 13:22

    Stomido, I'm honest 2my wife and I'm not dying 4 any corruption position.

  • mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-09-28 13:23

    Stomido, I'm honest 2my wife and I'm not dying 4 any corruption position.

  • mohaleramoba - 2012-09-28 13:34

    amandla...we know that if we have you with us Zuma is going...viva cde Mbalula Viva!!!

  • profLebza - 2012-09-28 13:41

    I just wish I could someday read comments and finish them without coming across racial tensions or even racial comments.

  • Bra.Star - 2012-09-28 13:43

    I mst say judging frm all the comments,the Afrikaners want an Afrikaner leader,Zulu want a Zulu leader,Pedis want a pedi leader,Qosa want a Qosa leader.It all boils down to appartheid,color of skin & tribalism.Sad indeed.There's no rainbow nation after all.Why cant we all live together as one & giv each other advices instead of always critisizing.We can make SA a beautiful country only if we unite.Aag maan!!!

      Cabashe - 2012-09-28 19:42

      Hola Bra I am wondering what did you smoke cause I don't know Qosa in South Africa. Is it a new tribe or language please help am confused

  • eric.martinsich - 2012-09-28 14:19

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fikile_Mbalula A powerful man or what Fikile Mbalula (born 8 April 1971 in the Free State) is the Minister of Sport and Recreation in the Cabinet of South Africa, a former deputy minister of police, a member of the national executive committee of the African National Congress and former leader of the African National Congress Youth League.

  • mike.clery - 2012-09-28 15:11

    Rather Mbalula vs the idea of retaining existing leadership. He wants the SG position .....

  • B.b. - 2012-09-28 21:17

    Ha ha ha Mbalula my man, u r getting out of order. ANC is nothing without Cosatu, is nothing without Sacp. Where do u come from? Or udidwa igama elithi Cosatu, so, u think it's another opposition party? My God shwele bantu, y don't u tell us that u've already formed ur own party out of ANC? Lol lol pathetic

  • rebaone.keameditse - 2012-09-29 01:24

    let the branches speak, doom doom, say it clear and say it loud doom doom '' Singing''

  • mawonga.mose - 2012-10-05 06:55

    We dnt give any sh*t abt cosatu not contesting in their congress,here we are talking abt ANC DAT rules the allaince we gonna root out al those who are corrupt

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