Motlanthe will be president - Lamola

2012-07-30 22:36

Johannesburg - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will be ANC president, ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola said in Johannesburg on Monday.

"It is given comrades that the current deputy president of the ANC, comrade Kgalema, will one day become the president of the ANC," Lamola said.

"It will be a generational error if he does not become the president. We will be rewriting the history of the African National Congress."

Lamola was addressing the ANC Youth League's Dr Mxolisi Majombozi branch at the University of the Witwatersrand.

He was reporting back on the league's policy conference held in June, the league's role, and reflecting on former president Nelson Mandela's contribution to the struggle.

He said it was tradition in the mother body for the ANC's deputy president to take over from the president.

"What we are going to do when this debate is opened towards Mangaung, we are going to debate when he must become the president," Lamola said to a cheering crowd.

He was referring to the ANC's elective conference, to be held in Mangaung in December.

"That he will be president is given."

Before Lamola spoke, attendees chanted "let Kgalema rule".

Earlier, he said the youth should be a critical body of opinion in the ANC.

"Young people in the ANC have never seen their role as cheerleaders or a group of praise worshippers for the leadership of the ANC," Lamola said.

"They are not a group of drum majorettes that will only be happy and clap hands for the leadership. But they must provide strategic views and directions and political ideological clarity in terms of how the organisation must move forward."

Lamola said in the past African National Congress Youth League leaders saw their roles as a critical body of opinion to help determine the direction of the party.

  • tshepiso.molete - 2012-07-30 22:58

    Lamola don't forget that us who r voting so consult with the people before u say such statements

      jack.russel.14268769 - 2012-07-31 00:13

      5 years ago it was Zuma for president. In 5 years time Im sure Mothlanthe will be out of favour.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-07-31 08:15

      Hopefully soon it won't matter who the president of the ANC is, because the DA will be in government, then everybody will be better off, except those on the gravy train of course.

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-07-31 09:00

      @ bob. Wouldn't it be great to see the gravy train in a huge derailment and all the greedy, fat passengers getting their just deserts. Maybe a great cause to re-open Robben Island to it's former glory.

      TSR01 - 2012-07-31 13:26

      I was about to say that a bucket has as much chance as getting elected president as any of these other "oddball" ANC candidates. Watch again and see how the ANC turns on itself and everyone fights to be the president of their corrupt and crazy party. "Mine, mine, mine, mine!" -ANC electoral candidates

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-30 22:58

    Watch the space Lamola, Zuma is very good in moving people, so far we are only guesing Kgalema's ability as he hasn't do or say anything as a vice- president, Zuma will move Kgalema to another position maybe secretary general of the ANC

      toddler.ras - 2012-07-31 07:32

      You seriously don't know how it work ne? Zuma does not have such powers, those post are voted for...

      jannie.swem - 2012-07-31 07:44

      "such powers" what you should have said, is "influence"

  • george.mnisi.31 - 2012-07-30 23:38

    Monthlanthe cannot sing or dance. So what is going to happen to Chomi and Arthur? Have you thought about that Lamola? Again, many of you in the YL are dependent on song and dance to relay your messages. Is he going to understand your language? I bet you didn't think about that you idiots.

  • hein.huyser - 2012-07-30 23:45

    Dictate or direct policy? What were you doing lately?

  • lungile.ndyibithi - 2012-07-30 23:46

    Jowe, kea utlwa kea tshaba.

      Lefa Makhata - 2012-07-31 05:25

      Spot on cde Lamola, we need real leaders like him in order to implement freedom charter.

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-07-30 23:50

    Yes I agree with you Mr Lamola, Motlanthe will be the president of the country but after you realize that he doesn't dance to your tune you'll be praising Zuma like you are doing now praising Mbeki whereas you kicked him out of office like a dog. I just wanna tell you that you are just brainless morons, that's what you are. One cannot rely on you because you are dangerous snakes

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-30 23:51

    Motlanthe can only be good as pastor for burial society or Minister of disaster management. The only thing that suit him is to pass condolenses

  • thozi - 2012-07-30 23:55

    If I was Mr Motlanthe, I'd remember what happened to Mr Mbeki, then what is currently happening to Mr Zuma. So I'd stay as far away as possible from the ANCYL's mad lunatics... No, make that 'Imbeciles'.

  • olebogeng.diratsagae - 2012-07-31 02:15


      elijahlulu.phiri - 2012-07-31 06:58

      No let Anc giv a lady a chance baleka nombethe mast b our next president dats my vision lamola,u mast b a leader hu is having a vision u can b recognised.

  • TheVern69 - 2012-07-31 04:09

    So...what are trying to that \you\ can \write\...\r\nDon't even think any of you ANCYL cadres can spell. \r\nGo back to class please. Let the grownups handle things. Okay? Okay! Pppfffttt

  • wendetutubalang.wende - 2012-07-31 05:39

    A proper constituted branches of the anc shall decide in that conference as prescribed by our constitution, not the few as people portrays themselves to be influential in the organization

  • maqam.malbongwe - 2012-07-31 05:42

    If we were talking about Zille all thumbs were going to be up, this is not about Zuma or Motlenthe, \Lead Motlanthe lead!!!\ Lamola we are behind you chief..\Mleqahamb'uZuma mleqahambe!!!\

      fanie.dutoit2 - 2012-07-31 11:17

      Blind leading the blind. Dom leading the dom

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-07-31 06:00

    ANCYL confused, were ready to die for Zuma now ready for someone else. They imagine that if they can get rid of the Zulu king Zuma they can have it all their own way. Its only fools than can underestimate the current regime. In five years time we will be seeing the second transition, its called president for life, its cultural. The ANCYL has served its purpose and can now be abandoned. The rising DA is the only threat and all means will be used to squash them. Non black citizens will become irrelevant. Amandla!!!

  • lephans.lufuno - 2012-07-31 06:27

    wow lamola wat u've just said its a fact and no amount of thumbs up or down can even change it. Forwad with change forwad. We are seek and tired of discipline speech every time jz addresses de mass, bt he himself has failed 2 conduct himslf as a discipline cadre as far as moral is concern.

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-07-31 06:42

    Werk die ding in n steenkoolmyn ?

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-07-31 06:50

      I must insist that this post of mine is not racial. I live outside SA, but can anyone tell me why he is so "black" is he a SA'an? Besides that he is one ugly mother.

  • ditsepu.sisengrudolph - 2012-07-31 06:45

    Imagine motlhante being da president,malema being bak into da anc,guys,disaster n chaos,i mean anarchy.zuma might not b a gud leader but i wld rada go to zim than b ruled by malema

      loading123 - 2012-07-31 07:00


      millionwatts1 - 2012-07-31 07:18

      If you don't want to be ruled by Malema then you better off in Oranje than in Zim don't you think?

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-07-31 06:50

    The boeremag supporters are a bunch of hogs who lacks vision. In as much as they hate Zuma, call him names and dehumanising him but at the end of the day Zuma is protecting their interests. The day Zuma walks out of office boeremag honeymoon will be over, I foresee a leader that will play to the gallery and implement an aggressive economic transformation to reflect our demographics. Watch the space and learn!

      rodney.overes - 2012-07-31 07:46

      You seem to forget that Cyrel Ramapoza owns 25% of South African Breweries that also includes Coke Cola; Consol Glass; Crown Cork; and there affiliated company's. This is only one of the ANC members you are forgetting how many other ANC share holders there are and how many of the big business they have shares in they will look after there own interests; the economic transfer bis already there but they don't tell the masses that they own it.

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-07-31 07:53

      Just watch the space, its all about precedence look what happened in Zim, Anglo surrendered 51% stake to the gvt without any quells and who can guarantee the same won't happen here. Your claim that the NEC members got a stake is immaterial because this process will only benefit them more in one way or the other. Move around township and listen to young people debates, these youngsters are tired of being jobless and poor one day they will march to Camps Bay in protest

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-31 07:53

      perhaps if you stopped dictating, shut up & listen, you would learn

      Mark G.R. Paxton - 2012-07-31 07:55

      Ronald Lamola went to one of those schools in Limpopo province that hasn't been getting textbooks...clearly. And Lerato.kay.3 was head prefect of the same school. Degenerate bottom feeding Amoeba's

      fanie.dutoit2 - 2012-07-31 11:21

      Do you only see what you want to see? I see many more SA'ns than just your so called "boeremag" that is detesting Malema, Zuma, the ANC and idiots like yourself.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 11:59

      Rodney, you forgot Cyril also ownes McDonald's.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 12:01

      Lerato, it is hight time the youngsters start marching. But Camps Bay?. In other words it is still a racial thing and not about equal opportunities, jobs, and education?. What a pity.

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-07-31 07:02

    Until such time that we have true democracy where the people elect the person of their choice to be president not a handful of cadres conflict will prevail. The present system of propportional representation makes for the selection of persons who then represent the party and not the people. This in turn makes such persons loyal to the party and not the electorate, as was the case where Mbeki fell out of favor with the party and was replaced by the party. In a true democracy the people elect their person of choice and as such must report back to the constituency not the party bosses or as in the case of the ANC the NEC.

  • derrico.heus - 2012-07-31 07:11

    Lomala is a dummy. Another oxygen thief. Bad dna produces idiots like him.

  • Gavin - 2012-07-31 07:13

    all the cockroaches dash for cover as the rock that covers their world is lifted up. the cANCer is not about the people, but enjoying the orgy of stealing, power, cars and titles.

  • toddler.ras - 2012-07-31 07:30

    ANC can only get my vote if Motlanthe is running for presidency....Zuma has failed us in all ways.

  • jannie.swem - 2012-07-31 07:43

    there is that zit popping photo of lamola again:) lol

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-31 07:43

    No you are not a group of drum majorettes, you are a group of dumb idiottets, that think that changing the president every 5 min will fix our complex problems, the last time you idiots forced a president on the country we got Zuma, which you are now regretting, like the rest of us, maybe you should be disciplined & listen (shut up), rather than demand & dictate to your elders, maybe you will learn something.

  • jannie.swem - 2012-07-31 08:02

    reading some of the replies, makes me very sad. If some of you reckon Mottie is a good president, and lamola is a hero, and julius is a "leeda" then the future is bleak for this great country. Not that Zuma is great either, but hes better than any of the other three. we have had a steady decline in ther quality of leadership since mandela, mind you there has been a steady decline in pretty much all services, and infrastructure, as well as employment. real employment, not "guvament" employment that drains the taxpayers money, so ja ANC your report card is a G or an H, much like malema's matric results. leave now, but youd rather see South Africa burn to the ground than surrender "powa" sounds like a few other african states that have been destroyed

      toddler.ras - 2012-07-31 08:13

      so you okay with you Tax money going to zuma's wives?

  • sanele.sigubuduscoobydoo - 2012-07-31 08:06

    Maleme this, Motlante that, Zuma this, Sexwale that seriously!!!!! I think we should focus on Leadership freedom then we can move to economic freedom

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-31 09:23

      you r right, leadership 1st, then education, these idiots that want to keep shifting the deck chairs on a sinking ship, thinking that it will make a difference, shame, they will destroy this country if they have a chance.

  • david.g.preez - 2012-07-31 08:27

    Not a bad idea...

  • Xolani - 2012-07-31 08:31

    Like it or not uZuma uyabuya.we're sick n tired of Malema and his little mouses.siyaya eMangaung and asisabi lutho\r\n\r\nJZ for president amandla!!!!!\r\n\r\nLower South Coast(ward 10)

  • dewey.dudu - 2012-07-31 08:46

    New Political Party: Moaning Myrtle/Jannie Jammergat Bloggers. Whites only please. I definitely know that I cannot associate with Lamola and his chronies. What is more difficult for me though is that I cannot decide which cancer is the worst: Lamola et al, or these moaning, negative people living off the interest of apartheid. You contribute as little to this country's reconstruction than all the people at whom you continually direct your prejudice and bad comments. Get rid of your bitterness and enjoy life for a change, dammit.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-31 09:32

      We just want a government that does its job, we are not in political power so we are restricted in how much we can do, we are not bitter, just frustrated, there is a difference, & we see the dangers that are threatening our future, all of our futures,including yours. Maybe we have more in common that you think.

      dewey.dudu - 2012-07-31 09:44

      Nigel, I share the frustrations - yes. I try to make a difference where I am, and it actually pays off. There are so many things we can be thankfull for in this "messed-up" country though. Fueling each other, like it happens on these blogs, are not good for anybody's health or for society. The degrading manner in which people sometimes refer to others can only do one thing - fuel your anger and the anger of those who feel offended by it for whatever reason. Look beyond people's skin and acknowledge that there are good and bad people in all societies. If you make an effort, you will find the good all around you - in all shapes and colours. You don't have to dance to people's tunes for the sake of being politically correct - often it has nothing to do with that. The energy spent ranting and raving and polarizing can be spend more effectively elsewehere.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-31 10:52

      Dewe, I agree, with you, I have said many times on these blogs that working together is the only way forward, both whites & blacks make derogatory comments on these pages, but what is really unacceptable to me is when leaders & prominent politicians make derogatory (racist) statements about others on public platforms, it is this lack of leadership & intolerance that divides the people, the recent surge in racism has been fueled by such events, & this must stop.

      dewey.dudu - 2012-07-31 11:48

      I can agree Nigel. We know that somehow they seem incapable of stablizing society, hence evenmore important that we do our bit where we are. If we want to change the votes though, we must think of something else than these fueds on the blogs.

  • kindness.sweet - 2012-07-31 10:00

    Why are white people full of so much hatred upon blacks??? They killed our people and yet they still hate us. What's wrong about Kgalema being the President of the ANC??? Vote your own in DA, and we wouldnt even bother to comment. You have your tea girls, and blacks that are doing fronting. Kgalema for President, like it or not...

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-07-31 10:52

      WE DONT HATE BLACKS, for goodness sakes

      kindness.sweet - 2012-07-31 11:03

      you do hey, with passion. some of you might not hate us, but some, am telling you- they do. actaully its very difficult for them to tolerate us, even in workplace environment. I know what i'm talking about. I see it everyday. but i guess with time, it will change- i hope, for the sake of our country.

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-07-31 11:27

      We the tax payers(white or black) hate ineptitude in the government of the day, regardless of party.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 12:07

      Kindness, why do blacks hate whites so much?. Where did we kill your people?. Who said there was something wrong with Kgalema being president?. If he can have a mind of his own instead of blowing where ever the wind takes him, bring stability and above all end corruption, he will be welcomed by all. Don't remain naive all your life.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 12:15

      Kindess, you really don't want to take the figmentation of your own mind as reality. What you think about whites and reality are two different things. We don't think about you all day. In fact we hardly think of you at all.Why should we?.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-31 11:54

    Lamola, is becoming as much of a bore as Julius was.

  • louis.naadie - 2012-07-31 13:04

    south africa was in good hands when mbeki ws still a comrde zuma mst leav the site..and you too must leave.THABANG MAILE WS GOOD PRSON FOR THT POSITION....VIVA ANCYL OF THE ANC VIVA

  • rammie.choene1 - 2012-07-31 16:01

    motlanthe yes motlanthe our president. Like it or not.

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-08-01 03:09

    I better trust a stone thn a politician,chameleons r better,bt these(politicians)r nt reliable,the same ppl who wants Motlanthe r de 1 who will be calling 4 his head if hings dont go their way

  • Lesiba C Mmotlana - 2012-08-02 08:16

    its painful to see a young Citizens going up n down with political things ,who is studying?Youth if u dont study ,dis country will sink in front of you

  • krish.reddy.104 - 2012-08-23 23:24

    Keep ranting and raving. It wont be long before you wont have a voice. What are you contributing to the welfare of our country only hate I suppose.

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