Motlanthe: Axing Malema was wrong

2012-09-30 17:00

Johannesburg - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has for the first time publicly revealed that expelling then ANC Youth League leader ­Julius Malema from the governing party was a mistake.

Even putting Malema through a disciplinary process was “fundamentally wrong”, he explains.

According to a new book,­ Kgalema Motlanthe: A Political Biography, expected on the shelves by next week, the ANC’s second-in-command wanted the party to find a “political solution” to Malema and the youth league’s misdemeanours – something Malema also pleaded for.

The book, authored by Ebrahim Harvey, states Motlanthe believed it was wrong for the ANC’s ­disciplinary committee “to have inflicted the drastic sentence of expulsion on its own youth leader”.

He adds that the league’s ­politics of “bitterness and hatred, and a ­determination to hurt” President Jacob Zuma were wrong, but also said, “discipline must not be used to vindictively get even and settle scores”.

Motlanthe made various attempts to set up meetings behind the scenes to cool tempers, but these were “in vain”, Harvey wrote.

The deputy president ­refrained from commenting publicly at the time because he “feels bound by the decisions of the structures of the ANC”.

In the book, Motlanthe admits that some wanted him to remain president instead of handing over the reigns to Zuma after the 2009 elections, but he refused.

He at the time told leaders, particularly Zuma, to rein in ­Malema, but this didn’t happen.

Last week the league affirmed, yet again, that they wanted Motlanthe to succeed Zuma at the ANC’s December elective conference in Mangaung.

Malema has also repeatedly said if Zuma is voted out of power in Mangaung, he would reapply for his ANC membership and make a comeback.

Contacted for comment on the money laundering charge levelled against Malema, Motlanthe’s spokesperson, Thabo Masebe, refused to speak.

He said: “It is a matter for the National Prosecuting Authority and judiciary, and [Motlanthe] will respect the due process.”

  • thabo.molamu1 - 2012-09-30 10:42

    Hence we continue to regard DP an intellectual (due to his ability to think beyond reasonable doubt). Our most reliable ancestor Comrade OR Tambo has actually provided us with a prescription & recipe for succession, and they both read as follows; preferred new ANC Leadership! President: Kgalema Motlanthe, DP: Tokyo Segwale, GS : Fikile Mbalula. DSG: Thandi Modise, Treasurer: Mathews Phosa, Natioal Chairperson: Paul Mashatie... + (plus) the reinstatement of President Julius Malema to his Presidential position in the ANC YL until 2014. Regards, Thabo Arafat Molamu

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-30 17:07

      This is scary. This is the most likely next president of SA and he supports Juju. Help!!

      ISO - 2012-09-30 17:13

      YO! All crooks around one table, im sure you will be wanting to sit in the middle, hey Tha-bo.

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-30 17:14

      You forgot to add South Africa's full economic collapse by 2020 (as Moeletsi Mbeki predicted). This should be of far greater concern to you than your meandering fairy tale... PS: ­Kgalema Motlanthe is a Pedi - GO FIGURE..!

      ianon.ym - 2012-09-30 17:25

      Oh Boy - with leadership talk like that it will not surprise me to see JuJu at the Head of the Table one Day, soon. SA is in such deep S H 1 T. - 2012-09-30 17:35

      Yet another spineless ANC leader. DISCIPLINED BEHAVIOUR, its concept they cannot grasp, there you go reinstate your "boy" Malema.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-30 17:42

      Finally, the gloves are off !!!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-30 17:48

      And to the ones who have been ganging up against JZ; Very likely you will get what you wished for; the ouster of Zuma!! But, you never thought of the alternative; A government with; Mothlanthe----Tokyo Sexwale----Winnie mandela---and of course Julius Malema!!!!! How dumb can one get????????????????????//

      rowen.loretz - 2012-09-30 17:57

      As horrible as it sounds i think we should stick to Zuma. Motlanthe is a wolf is sheep's clothing. Eish what a douchebag

      pierre.nortje.581 - 2012-09-30 18:22

      Many whites always had respect for Motlanthe but now, regarding his stand on Julius Kidi Amin, I think he will be unliked by most.

      jacob.mphatswe - 2012-09-30 18:25

      Cannot agree more,but lacks bit of balance.Please reconsider compromise on one or two.

      thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2012-09-30 18:37

      Cannot believe you Motlanthe - Malema is as racist as the Nats, and about as economically literate as the North Koreans!

      king.rasta.583 - 2012-09-30 20:03

      tell them thabos

      Chaapo - 2012-09-30 20:12

      These are the dogs being wagged by the tail(Malema) and falling all over themselves to prove themselves to their little tail that he is the greatest kingmaker.

      smellarat.smith - 2012-10-01 03:28

      Seems like we have ourselves another Thabo Mbeki - comes across as well educated and well dressed, with lots of promise. And then turns about to be a huge disappointment. I have argued many times on this blog that Mr. Zuma has been under appreciated. At least he has made conciliatory noises, and finally had the balls to stand up to the imbeciles pushing for changes that would ruin our economy over the short term. Seems like a lot of educated people in this country have been hoping for the African equivalent of Helen Zille to take over the leadership of the ANC. It will not happen. Expect a Mugabe clone prior to 2020, with economic collapse following thereafter. However, in contrast to the large amount of Northern Africans who have risked their lives to flee to Europe by boat, the only continent South of ours is Antarctica. Lack of common sense will finally end up in disaster. Mr. Moeletsi Mbeki is unfortunately correct in his predictions.

      tw2066 - 2012-10-01 06:59

      Most scary is the endorsement of stupidity. An ANC puppet says something so blatantly stupid, and the masses endorse this? And it happens so frequently. What hope do we have as nation....really??

      garren.dare - 2012-10-01 07:49

      And one flew over the cookoo's nest?

      ganon.nhubunga - 2012-10-01 08:19

      Thabo, please I'm just eating my breakfast. I agree it is scary!! Replacing a Mamba with King Cobra, it is not different. ANC branches does not have wools in their eyes, on your marks.....go.....! If it happens that we vote for more clear corruption, then my votes will go with me to my grave!!!!

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-01 08:41

      I can't believe what i am reading! Maybe he is just using Malema to oust Zuma (at least i hope).

      psalm.proverb.3 - 2012-10-01 10:23

      @ Squeegee, No offence, but your response and the response of many Whites here, lends greater weight to the argument that White SA voters have no clue when it comes to ANC politics. This lack of political naunce among many Whites on this forum, is no different from the brainless support for ANC among some voters. To the brainless ANC supporter, a White politician is the boogeyman. To the brainless White commenters here, Juju is the boogeyman. Both groups of voters are a liability to SA. Mothlanthe did not say he supports Malema. He said he is against his expulsion as he does not believe that disciplanary hearings should be used to settle scores. That's called a principled stand. To those who argue that maybe Zuma should remain in power, well enjoy your own demise. Don't come here complaining and ranting as he plunders everything in sight during his final term as President. Let us also remember that we are in this Zuma rubbish due to Malema, Vavi, Phosa, Manthashe and co using the ANC to settle person scores against Mbeki. In their zeal to "stick it to Mbeki", they supported Zuma and turned Mbeki into the boogeyman, etc. They used "discipline" to vindictively remove Mbeki from office a FEW MONTHS before his term expired. Mothlanthe seems to be the only sane person who does not believe in any boogeyman. He appears to stand on principle - not hyperbole. We have 2 weakest links in our democracy - your average News24 White commenter and your unquestioning ANC supporter.

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-10-01 11:37

      Sqeegee, Zuma used to be huge chums with Malema, so Mothlanthe wouldn't be any different. but yea, they're all the same. ANC = puke

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-01 14:54

      Dear psalm.proverb3, please forgive my utter ignorance and my whiteness and the fact that I comment of News24. That said... The fact that Motlanthe could make a statement like this - in utter contradiction to the ANC's disciplinary committee's stand speaks of deep division in the leadership of the ANC and can in the current situation in this country be seen as support for a very vocal little dimwit - not much different to yourself.

      psalm.proverb.3 - 2012-10-01 15:19

      @ Squeegee. You wrote "please forgive my utter ignorance" Noted. You are excused.

      smellarat.smith - 2012-10-01 17:00

      @Psalm you may "nuance" it all you want, but despite the good intentions of the Freedom Charter, this country is staggering towards disaster because of corrupt, inept governance on a massive scale that has not been, and will not be, held to account by the voters. I know you acknowledged the voter problem. But let me nuance this for you. Uneducated, inflammatory, racist buffoons like Malema (or the late Eugene Terblanche) should NEVER be allowed in positions of power, or even just as "leaders of tomorrow". They should be standing on a soapbox somewhere, and incarcerated as required. Even the National Party did not allow Terblanche within its ranks, and marginalized and ridiculed him. You are no intellectual match for Moeletsi Mbeki and I have a suspicion that you are probably just another White commentator on News24 too. Your play with semantics is ridiculous in context of where we are and where we are heading.

      psalm.proverb.3 - 2012-10-01 17:49

      @ smellarat.smith You comment is irrelevant to what I wrote. I really do not know why you even bothered to "respond". If Juju is your boogeyman, so be it. Your fear of Juju is duly noted. Move on...

      smellarat.smith - 2012-10-01 20:02

      Move on from what? You are suggesting Malema should not have been expelled from the leadership position once held by an educated and wise man called Nelson Mandela, in the once proud ANC. Malema repetitively insulted other races in South Africa, and repetitively insulted the senior leadership of the ANC. I thought all of that was relevant. Your ignorance is duly noted.

      psalm.proverb.3 - 2012-10-02 08:09

      @ smellarat, Calling me ignorant is not going to magically render me ignorant. Your type seems to love complaining about other people "insulting" others, yet you have no qualms stooping to that level. Like I said, you've not uttered anything relevant to my comment or the issue raised by Mothlanthe. What you think is relevant is clearly not relevant to issues raised by the DP. Now move on...

      smellarat.smith - 2012-10-02 18:26

      Not sure what you mean by "your type". And apologies for having to repeat myself - if an individual in a leadership position of a political party makes repetitive inflammatory racist and misogynist statements, and incite workers (and criminals) to violence, that individual should first be warned, then suspended and then expelled, in that order. Malema had plenty of time to try and smarten up. I can see no reason why Mr. Motlanthe would curry favour with a demagogue like Malema, unless of course he wants to be elected as the new ANC president. Not exactly a lofty process to achieve a selfish goal.

      morris.khunou - 2012-10-02 19:02

      Can u match names with their qualifications and experience not forgeting clearance of corruption. WE ARE TIRED OF RATS AND LOUD MOUTHS WITH NO CLUE OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING! LEARDERSHIP WITH INTERGRITY

      rnieckau - 2012-10-02 19:05

      Don't forget he wants to sell a few more books..this topic is ripe for the picking.

      krish.reddy.104 - 2012-10-03 09:50

      Keep on dreaming.

  • conny.ditlhake.9 - 2012-09-30 12:13

    My former president Thabo Mbeki was humiliated in front of everyone, no one from my party (ANC)stand up for him. We saw that

      Jaap - 2012-09-30 17:12

      The DP is just showing his true colours! This is really becoming a mockery. "hond eet hond" How can they ever expect unity?

      ISO - 2012-09-30 17:16

      Yes Conny,and so they will do the same upon their other comrads! They will stab you in the back as soon as they see an oppertunity to change the wind in their direction! MOBSTERS!

      Vince.York - 2012-09-30 21:24

      Political solution for a "Paranoic Shizoid Psycopath"? Mptlanthe you have got to be off your head!!!!!!!!!!!! and as stated above, precedent was set in stone by the unreasonably abrupt assault on your colleague Mbeki

      B.b. - 2012-10-01 04:43

      Ja, Mbheki was humiliated infront of everyone, but I thought he was wise enough not to seek for third term. He needed to understand that ANC is the big organisation with so many people wanting to be presidents. So, if I were him, I would have left the position as early as possible so that when things are getting worse as they are right now, the country would want him back to save it bcoz he was not that much old. But then, reap wat u sow. Motlante for presidency? Big NO!

      george.outremer - 2012-10-01 08:36

      The good thing is that Motlanthe is showing his hand - the issue now is for those who can, to stop him from being elected as the next president. He is supporting Malema for political reasons (youth vote). As president he will reinstate Malema. Another reason to stop him.

      jbm.moate - 2012-10-01 12:15


      bongile.langa - 2012-10-01 21:58

      And to think that i had my last faith on the deputy turn things around for the better, we might as well witness as Julius Malema rise as the wing of DP, which i really, really hope it won't happen in this lifetime. What an absolutely Coward and Spineless Leader!!!

  • Thabang - 2012-09-30 12:14

    I also believe axing juju was a blunder he's going to interupt ANC as long as Zuma is stll on power

      mxeki.maduvula - 2012-09-30 19:48

      @mdu. Just continue dreaming and the noise of motlanthe's triumph celebration will wake you up.

      themba.maseko.568 - 2012-09-30 21:04

      Motlante is a draad sitter, he moves with the wind. Even before President Mbeki was recalled he was more towards Mbeki side and was included in the current ANC leadership as a sign of unity.So in my view he does not have backbone. Mathew Phosa ran away during Mbeki reign and was very quiet until Zuma was dragged through the mud and gained support, and so is Tokyo. Viva Msholozi! Viva!

      tony.vanniekerk.35 - 2012-09-30 22:20

      Sorry Lesetjam, the ANC does not do debate.

      ganon.nhubunga - 2012-10-01 08:25

      Thabang, the reason why our Former President, T-Boss lost power is because he had lot of enemies inside the ANC, do not be fooled, we cannot afford to have Juju in the ANC, unless you support such people. He is talking about the present being uneducated but is Juju educated, nada!! We do not need him as a leader. We can't blame you if you are part of those who get rich overnight!!

  • Stephen Radebe - 2012-09-30 12:42

    I think Motlanthe is speak just to being elected.

      ben.spreeth - 2012-09-30 17:31

      And after that Malema will become his enemy.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-09-30 17:57

      The fact is that Zuma is the only one, who does not need Julius Malema to become President!!!

      ina.cripps.5 - 2012-09-30 19:05

      There you nailed it right on the head Stephen! My thoughts exactly. Motlanthe knows that is what will bring the YL behind him to vote him in for President. He is a very devious person, and we mustn't make the mistake of thinking things will be any better with him as president. A real snake in the grass.

      lorain.maseko - 2012-10-01 07:39

      Anyone who didnt expect this is a fool, i kept saying i would rather stick with the devil I know (Zuma) than take chances with malema synmpathisers,but the hatred for Zuma on this firum has blidend people from the reality that it's either him or Malema,take your pick.

  • eddie.maleti - 2012-09-30 12:46

    How fit is Motlanthe to govern this country if he can contradict the wisdom of a collective that holds all file n rank accountable? Is he going to suspend d ANC constitution and let everyone do as they please? So d constitution is meant for some, L Masoga, B Holomisa, M Meetsi, M Kekana etc?\r\nNot Juju cde DP?

      dmcmr.dhai - 2012-09-30 17:16

      Honestly disappointed at KM, I thought he was a better alternative but I can see ppl will do anything to be elected....supporting juju is just far too low

      pieriewaaier.zooms - 2012-09-30 17:35

      What you say is a sick joke, dude! Since when has the ANC been " a collective that holds all file n rank accountable?" Perhaps in the early days but most emphatically not so in its recent history. So, you're just talking rubbish!

      Tubbie1 - 2012-09-30 18:44

      Guys how long are we going to comment about our leaders or the ruling party! The way the ANC is doing things now we can see its only going to be worse, it all started when our president started singing \awu leth'umshini wami, the nation was up in arms supporting him when he was going in and out of courts so he thought he was above the law and we allowed it, same thing is happening juju things his above the law so if KM wins in mangaung obviously JM is going to be taken back to the ANC. Now we all knew that JZ was corrupt then and we also know that JM is also corrupt Do u know why these people are going on doing their corrupt ways? It is because of the guarantee VOTES that WE offer them every year my point here is guys let's wake up I'm not saying we should not vote for the ANC let the ANC win but not by the majority that they enjoy. Let's vote for small parties like UDM, COPE so that the ANC would not run the show as they please every day.

      ed.gutsche - 2012-10-01 13:33

      Tubbie...intersting way that you put it. question, why not just vote for a party that will actually deliver or a party that is based on principles and stands by them? Me, personally, I may be some average white guy, but if i look at the political landscape around me, i sure as hell wont vote for the corrupt mediocrity of the anc as i am deeply ashamed to call 'jakob the corrupt showerhead' my president. i wont vote for cope because which cope do you vote for? as for helen godzille, i am even scared of her and her group. who do i vote for then? well, i vote for the DA nationally as i do believe that they are far less corrupt and have a better track record (besides, all the old NP guys went to the ANC), i vote for cope provincially and for the DA locally as our local councillor does excellent work for everyone... what is sad though is if you think about how many people here are like you and i, we want to vote, but do not know who to vote for...a NEW party is needed.

  • thabo.mopasi - 2012-09-30 13:09

    Kgalema Mothlanthe will not ememrge in Mangaung for his failure to be above all contradictions.

      pierre.walt - 2012-09-30 19:35

      That is exactly why he will be voted in. Uneducated = lies = votes = corruption = doing nothing and expect others to deliver.

      johan.wilsnach - 2012-09-30 19:54

      thabo, finally bro, would you like the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-30 17:08

    It is his support base,an old conspiracy,expect more friendly noises from him.

  • boltonbarry - 2012-09-30 17:08

    Kgalema and Malema sitting in a tree C A S H I N G in on tenders etc. WOW that almost rimes too

  • ISO - 2012-09-30 17:10

    In your snake eyes, yes Motlanthe. Who will be shouting your name now to be president! You are corrupt as your associates!

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-30 17:11

    cANCer were wrong to expel the Fatboy. They should have just shot him instead.

  • acsteyn - 2012-09-30 17:16

    So Mothante has just announced his cadacacy to the country and wants the Malema vote who he will reinstate after he becomes president and all the charges will be forgotten. Hey if Zuma was so harsh what about the theft and money laundering? Is everyone wrong?

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-30 17:18

    Musical chairs being played on the deck of the Titanic, bunch of corrupt parasites all of them.

  • dmcmr.dhai - 2012-09-30 17:18

    So hence juju said he will be back in ANC after Mangaung, God help us all

      bongile.langa - 2012-10-01 22:10

      Right at the table of corruption they have things figured out, Juju z going to b a free man, nd going to be reinstated back to the ANCYL, nd the ending to that combination is scary!

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-09-30 17:21

    O my goodness. Another incompetent ANC "leader"!

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-30 17:21

    Ag pleeeeeze.....he was always wrong. Show some spine!

  • Michael - 2012-09-30 17:22

    Oh my God, someone please tell me that Motlanthe has been miscuoted, this man of highet intergrity can not say that, Mr Motlanthe this is the sad day for some of us who believed in you aftrer Zuma term. Very sad! I am saddened with this article.

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-09-30 18:03

      Its almost unthinkable but its seems as if we are heading from real bad to even worse? :(

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-09-30 17:22

    No, you just used the wrong Axe. A Canadian Woodman would have chosen the right Axe.

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-09-30 17:23

    what can i say montlante is a fool vice president iz a big snake just imagine malema came back besy doing his unsensetive behaver please lets vote for zuma ANC iz going to de drain

      jenny.webbe - 2012-09-30 18:46

      If ANC is going down the drain, why do you want to vote for Zuma. Wouldn't your vote be better spent on an opposition party (not necessarily the DA, but any other party that will give more power to an opposition to the inept, incompetetent, corrupt ANC, whoever is leading that party).

      hein.huyser - 2012-10-01 07:25

      @ Jenny, emotional immaturity will prevent the logical choice here.

  • smahlaba - 2012-09-30 17:24

    I'm not surprised. Mot wants to oppose JZ in there next election and wants support from the YL. He must not rely on the YL for more then a year. They are giving the ANC a bad name and more votes for the DA.

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-09-30 17:26

    This is unbelievable...... If this idiot becomes the next president SA is so screwed How can he back somebody who is a downright criminal, unless you are one yourself

      nsilongo - 2012-10-01 15:43

      Hi! Devon first of all the criminality of Malema has not been confirmed and secondly Monthlante is basing his thinking on sound principles withing the party that were not followed, can we please stop having a narrow view of events in south africa that we have a president stealing billions yet we dont see it because its assumed that he has shut out your enemy.

  • lanre.beckley.9 - 2012-09-30 17:27

    Two faced deputy president tryin to get elected... Wasn't he part of the ANC that axed Mbeki few years ago? I wonder if he has the balls to rule this country if elected president without askin malema how high when the pot bellied ugly cow says jump!

  • sthembiso.jali.58 - 2012-09-30 17:32

    when asked whether the charges against malema are politicaly motivated he says no comments. guese he will wait for another year again to come out of the closet. i think he should grow some balls.

      hein.huyser - 2012-10-01 07:29

      @Stembiso, you must have some to grow some. Certain people was great for the struggle, but are bad for democracy. It's time we give all these struggle heroes a good pension and let them sit in the shade and enjoy their magau, and let the young and educated come and rule this democracy to the betterment of ALL the people United we will better off, divided, well, nobody wins

  • TawwaTienie - 2012-09-30 17:34

    Malema word betaal wat hy doen.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-09-30 17:35

    Im sorry but these okes just havnt got what it takes.

  • robert.warriner - 2012-09-30 17:38

    Oh no. I thought Montlante had more intelligence. Sad!

      klas_goran - 2012-09-30 17:48

      Yeah. I also become surprised and sad to read this. O thought Montlanthe could be an alternative. :-(

  • mbulelo.somzana - 2012-09-30 17:38

    Motlante for president

      indianajohn - 2012-10-01 17:28

      Why? I'm not being funny, I want you to explain why. All you guys do is shout "blah blah for president" but you never give a reason, and when presented with a question, you never answer. There is no thought process behind any of it is there?

  • gerasimos.komnenus - 2012-09-30 17:41

    Much ado about nothing. Hell these ANC cretins love to talk and backtrack and talk and talk and talk and talk but the real job never gets done!

  • foxiloxi - 2012-09-30 17:44

    I hope that we are able to all stand together and vote these fools out of power, there is not a single one of them that cares more about the people than their personal power and back pockets, our current situation is frightening by all accounts, we have investors pulling back, economists warning of major problems moving forward and all they are concerned about is power, money and privilege... Sad and pathetic, the whole damn lot of them!!!

      Mkhululi Yekani - 2012-09-30 18:55

      I agree wth u!!

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-30 17:45

    The boy needed to be disciplined. Bloody ass. If it didnt happen you'd have a huge motherf* problem

  • orapelengriccardo - 2012-09-30 17:46

    That's so insensible, Motlantle is just banking on the support of the Youth leaque which JZ have lost.I don't think this is a well considered speculation. Wat he's trying to do is to bring grief to the family, don't u get it a bit Mr Motlante. Its very clear that if he was in power he would have expelled Malema and He is acting Like a Black Mamba. U can't do that. What's so Fuss abt malema, Wats so facsinating abt Him. We want unification although just few of whites iltreat us.

      jenny.webbe - 2012-09-30 18:49

      On the other hand, Motlanthe did say that he asked Zuma to rein Malema in years ago. Zuma made a rod for his own back but ignoring all the pleas by Motlanthe and all the opposition parties to rein the fat boy in, to no avail. So the only one who is surprised that the snake turned and bit Zuma, is Zuma himself. Juju eventually turns on everyone, even people who supported him. He is like a reptile with no frontal lobe. He has no loyalty, compassion or affection for anyone. Psycho!

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-09-30 17:47

    MR MONTLANTE is the only black snake i should fear

      Mkhululi Yekani - 2012-09-30 18:52

      Blv me he is tjoo!!

  • vanessa.moolman.58 - 2012-09-30 17:48

    then its better Zuma than this Kgalema.Kgalema believe me this Julius will be your downfall.You will have to dance to his tune if you get elected.You will loose the trust of investors old man just because of this fat boy.

      king.rasta.583 - 2012-09-30 20:29

      fat lies

  • wendetutubalang.wende - 2012-09-30 17:55

    Ya in the anc you can't be faceless especially when you aspire for a position. O tshwanetse ontse kanta. At least today the road to mangaung is becoming clear to all of us including people who has interest to contest but making as eve they are not. The wheel of the people will take control in that conference. I hold the view that, this statement of the deputy president is divisive because the deputy president knew about this ill discipline. And also participated in some of process which concluded that malema presents himself in an unanc manner. He mustbe hawled as well to bring the organization into disrepute.

  • humphrey.s.mbothwe - 2012-09-30 18:02

    I knew it! I will never trust a man with a white beard.

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-30 18:04

    Guess he is rubbing his hands together saying money money money, Wonder how much Julius is paying him to say this. Another ANC money grabber. Goodbye South Africa, once the rest of the world puts sanctions against us lets see who is the first to cry then

      mxeki.maduvula - 2012-09-30 19:06

      I think the sanctions this time will be less stringent than those of PW Botha's era!

      luther.meyer - 2012-10-01 15:26

      Dream on nobody is going to put any sactions on SA...anyways I dont want to hold u up by engaging in this convo for too long.... so bye bye and gud ridance!

  • eddiebant - 2012-09-30 18:06

    He must get Malema on his site.There's an election for president coming.

  • fanie.oosthuizen - 2012-09-30 18:10

    Initiating the emigration process. Always fought against the idea but now it is reality.

  • segomotso - 2012-09-30 18:10

    I just wonder what is motlanthe up to but whatever his intentions,he must be careful not 2 burn his fingers,he sounds 2 me a bit oppotunistic,let us wait and see.

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-09-30 18:17

    He said this for his biography. What does he think now?

  • tman.monobe - 2012-09-30 18:21

    ..why now mr motlanthe???why nw revealing ur stance abt malema 's expulsion frm ancyl??is it bcos we are nearing mangaung and da fact that the youth league are in favor of u...

  • Alfjoe - 2012-09-30 18:21

    Beleive me you, ths guy knws if zuma looses in mangaung, he is gona be taking the reins, therefore he is preparing hs campaining tool, ie, juju.

  • Lundi.Tshete - 2012-09-30 18:23

    This ANC nonsense is opening up room for the DA.

  • tobela.maki - 2012-09-30 18:25

    Mr Motlanthe,I blv in u.

  • Chikane - 2012-09-30 18:26

    Sensational journalism paired nicely with attention-seeking ego is exactly what transpired here. I first have to get my hands on the bio, and exactly understand the context of the statement. Motlanthe wnt say this in this lifetime!

  • marlene.vorster2 - 2012-09-30 18:27

    YOU ARE CRAZY JUST AS THE REST......ZIM HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • walter.marafioti - 2012-09-30 18:35

    hey retard did you have a second toughts?

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-09-30 18:35

    Amen president mothlanthe, i fully endorse what you said.

  • George - 2012-09-30 18:35

    Eventually they all show their true colour!

  • lawrence.sambani.3 - 2012-09-30 18:37

    Same mistake,looking for votes from juju...God please help.

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-30 18:40

    And Mothlante could be President?What he is in effect saying is..'when you are a leader in the ANC structures you can do what you like without sanction'.So the loot and theft and corruption is crisply explained.SA is in deep,deep trouble!!