Move ANCYL hearing, law firm urges

2011-09-03 14:28

Johannesburg - A law firm situated in the Johannesburg CBD said it would file an urgent application with the High Court in Johannesburg to have the ANC move the youth league's disciplinary hearing from Luthuli house, the Saturday Star reported.

"Should you after today [Friday] proceed to conduct the disciplinary hearing in the Jo'burg CBD, we and other businesses in the CBD will proceed with an urgent application to the South Gauteng High Court requesting an order against your organisation directing you to move the disciplinary hearing from the CBD and also directing the SAPS and Metro Police to desist from blocking roads," BDK Attorneys said in a fax sent to the ANC, according to the newspaper.

The report said BDK Attorneys which was based on the corner of Market and Simmonds Streets, had suffered major losses as potential and existing clients refused to enter the CBD because they feared for their safety.

"We cannot confirm or deny receiving the letter," ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said on Saturday.

The ANC on Tuesday said it would change the venue of the hearing after rioters thronged the Johannesburg city centre throwing broken bricks and glass at police and journalists.

Sowing divisions

Mthembu said the National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) would make the final decision on when or if to move venues.

ANC Youth League (ANCYL) leader Julius Malema was brought before the NDC on charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing divisions in ANC ranks.

Malema said the ANCYL would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and to help bring about a regime change, as it believed the government there was "in full co-operation with imperialists" and undermining the "African agenda".

Charged with him are ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, deputy president Ronald Lamola, treasurer general Pule Mabe, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and deputy secretary general Kenetswe Masenogi.

  • Peek - 2011-09-03 14:38

    Great stuff!

      Neil - 2011-09-03 15:03

      How about moving the Youth League to Zim??

      Civil_Rights - 2011-09-03 15:12

      Why not move it to hell

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-03 15:14

      they obviously didnt like my idea

      nkhadi - 2011-09-03 15:18

      great stuff my foot.

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-03 15:23

      Troll number one has arrived

      Utopian - 2011-09-03 15:36

      Move it to Polokwane, then the ANCYL won't have to transport all their thugs in, they will only have to pay for KFC. Its a Win/Win

      Neil - 2011-09-03 15:37

      @Nkhadi: Yes, not great.. AWESOME.. How does it feel to know that you support an idiot with no brain. To see how your president literally rapes himself with what he has to say? The best statement MAL-EMA ever made was: "Do not follow a corrupt person. a Corrupt person is someone that has too much money in his account and cant explain how it got there." BWA HA HA HA HA HA!!! Hmmmm.. Secret trust fund ring a bell? HA HA HA HA... I hope the break comes in the ANC, I hope they FIRE MAL-EMA, I hope he forms his own political party, that would mean half of the ANC votes go over to him,giving the DA a chance to finally nail these corrupt clowns. You kinda miss the bigger picture? Typical, how can ANYONE expect an ANCYL CLOWN like you to understand?? Rocket science hey.. Eish, difficult that one she is ne?? Eish, should not have burned your school down. @Nkhadi: You are an EPIC EISH, just like the ENTIRE ANC is an EPIC FAIL!!

      Mark Singh - 2011-09-03 21:54

      Great comment Neil. Only problem nkahdi may not understand what u just wrote

      baasdingane - 2011-09-04 02:33

      Are they not already in one of the most dangerous cities on the planet? leave them in frikkin joburg.

      pitbull - 2011-09-04 06:16

      @neil: Why not outer space, where no one can hear you scream.

  • AdamC - 2011-09-03 14:43

    How about just out all the way?

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-09-03 14:49

      I vote for moving it to Siberia.

      nkhadi - 2011-09-03 15:19

      you wish

      Joe - 2011-09-03 16:09

      @Martin - I agree but think it is WAY too white over there

      Mark Singh - 2011-09-03 21:57

      @nkhadi, give it up mate. u way out of your depth here.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-09-03 14:48

    Why not move it to Harare, or Beira, or Luanda?

      Grant - 2011-09-03 14:55

      How about Tripoli - Zuma seems to think its a good place.

  • Ex-employer - 2011-09-03 14:53

    Why all the hassles, just let the idot go to Botswana, then fight the Botswana government to reduce his life sentence for treason to 15 years. That way your problem and ours is solved. It might be in the ANC's interest to send all of the ANCYL fools there. ANC's hands would be clean and Botswana would have to look after them.

      Grayman - 2011-09-03 15:04

      Brilliant! Don't know why I didn't think of it myself. Can you just picture the YL 'army' on their way to conquer Botswana? Busses full of KFC and Johnny Walker followed (they would never lead) by Floyd and Julius in their Italian supercars. Shades of the Bophuthatswana 'coup'.

      Redwine - 2011-09-03 15:43

      Anybody remember the footage of AWB member being shot after they went to liberate Babputhatswana scirming like a dog next to his car on the road. Lessons learned for these so called liberators.

      flummoxed - 2011-09-03 18:54

      Ja, they'll get a blixeming there. Here's another good idea.. What about AVB country. Eina! Piet Skiet will have a field day.

      pitbull - 2011-09-04 06:18

      Botswana still has the death penalty. Also Khama will get them, never mind kama.

  • John Paul - 2011-09-03 14:59

    Yes a kangaroo court, for a bunch of kangaroo's!

      ordinary_joe - 2011-09-03 15:06

      hey - don't offend the kangaroos, they might not be too smart, and occasionally they drown in backyard pools, but they're NOT as bad as this bunch of criminals. Kangaroos smell a lot better too

      flummoxed - 2011-09-03 18:56

      Kangaroo's are pretty. This bunch are revolting.. Oops! Revolutionary

      pitbull - 2011-09-04 06:20

      flummoxed: You were right the first time. Revolting is the word. What does one do with revolting things? One burns them, or at least buries them.

  • numbatoo - 2011-09-03 14:59

    So is throwing a 'broken' brick worse than throwing a whole one?? Its all in the details.

      Pupuzela - 2011-09-03 15:29

      Only half as bad.

  • AllHoliday - 2011-09-03 15:06

    Cannot believe that the ANC did not move the hearing to an undisclosed venue after the chaos on Teusday. It is a blatand disregard of the rights of the business people in the area and this in itself is unconstitutional! If the ANC have any concern for the citizen of SA and in this instance the specific business owners in the area, they will move without a court order. That is if they have any commen sense! It is rediculous and irresponcible for the ANC to allow the YL to disrupt the business area and to endanger the lives and property of the citizen in JHB CBD. The leaders of the YL should be charged and the crowd should be send home. It is time that they show self dicipline!

      Proefleser - 2011-09-03 16:48

      If the demonstrators don't know where the hearing is held they will still congregate at Luthuli House because that is the HQ of the ANC. It won't solve anything.

      Chloe - 2011-09-03 17:02

      Well they do probably want a bit of the rioting, because deep inside it would help them grab land. If the people shout and scream, that's their cue to respond - to the people that is. South Africa is becoming really depressing. Thing is we do not have an example of another country where this kind of thinking (of the ANCYL) worked and caused prosperity. If the powers that be cannot realise this, what chance is there that things will improve?

      Clive - 2011-09-03 19:30

      @ Allholiday. If the ANC charged the twat with sowing dissent in RSA as opposed to the ANC ... If the ANC charged the penis with hate speech ... If the ANc charged him with corruption and / or fraud .... But no, they charged him with internal party issues only. Forgive me but I fail to understand, nor do I share in, the glee.

  • Rainbow1 - 2011-09-03 15:15

    They should move it to Robin Island. That's where these clowns belong.

      pitbull - 2011-09-04 06:22

      Space would be more fun. No one can hear you scream and they would just have themselves for company. One can always put dummy controls in that send them further away if they touch them......

  • nkhadi - 2011-09-03 15:24

    what political points are trying to score you lies. so you want to be famous. you only trying to promote your business you morons. sue sue sue.jeez. what have you smoken.

      Neil - 2011-09-03 15:28

      LOL. Nkhadi.. AKA Mc D CLOWN, by the way you write you are still smoking.. Njope perhaps? Looks like it.

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-03 15:28

      jeeez...that is very bad english,try get educated before embarrassing yourself with such poor spelling

      edalsg - 2011-09-03 15:40

      Nkhadi --go to robben island --it should be reopened & the whole Yoof League sent for corrective training !! Bloody Savages.

      cameronrh1 - 2011-09-03 15:56

      Excuse me trying to promote themselves? ... one day when you have a business and actually work for what you own nkhadi then you will fully understand their point... you probably just upset cause by moving it, it will mean these children wont have anything to break and damage anymore... And you are the one who needs to stop smoking, the beetle sheize....

      CalamitySA - 2011-09-03 16:59

      Nkhadi Good advice - if you don's say anything you don't disclose your ignorance! Let all the SARS, NPA and other inquest's be done. Learn to know wrong is wrong as soon as possible. For your own sake.

      flummoxed - 2011-09-03 18:59

      Eish! Go back to school numbnuts.

      pitbull - 2011-09-04 06:23

      Do you know what a moron is? Look in the mirror.

      umhlopo - 2011-09-04 08:29

      I would love to meet your english teacher,if you ever went to school

  • LBS - 2011-09-03 15:30

    I wonder when are they going to stop copying and pasting the last three paragraphs. Anyone who doesn't know that by heart now, must be a moron.

      THE.SRG - 2011-09-03 15:35

      i just skip it as soon as i see it...its begging to be like those irritating catchy songs that stick in your head

      Peter - 2011-09-03 15:42

      I agree, some one has just learnt to paste

  • NuttyPeanuts - 2011-09-03 16:16

    HAHAHA. The third ANCYL article on News24 where Google's Adsense advertises KFC South Africa. Just goes to show...

  • Kate - 2011-09-03 16:22

    Move it to the bush where they belong !!

  • LuCypher - 2011-09-03 16:57

    Move it out to sea - in fact, move it under water.

  • Verdade - 2011-09-03 17:30

    Great idea....can I suggest a venue? Big Hole at Kimberley - providing there's a mass attendance of youth league scum - not much rubbish will be needed to landfill the site.

  • Boxxer - 2011-09-03 17:59

    The only thing the ANC can deliver is chaos.

  • flummoxed - 2011-09-03 19:06

    Ag shem. Lower the flag. Fatboy turned 30 today so he's no longer a 'yute.'

  • eradingoana - 2011-09-03 19:15

    Why wait to loose further? Sue them for the loss. ANC is producing the Young Hooligans to destroy the city and the public pay the price.

  • kilo39 - 2011-09-03 20:00

    There are 2 kinds of freedom...1. the freedom to do what you want when you want and how you want, and 2. the freedom to make a difference and leave a mark in this world -- to change things for the better - you have to be willing to surrender a cheap freedom (1), a hedonistic moment-by-moment freedom. You have to be willing to put your shoulder to the grindstone and put in the time -- to do some reading and study, to give to other people, to become a slave of other people's schedules in some sense -- so that you can be free to accomplish great things. It is quite obvious that the freedom espoused by the founding members and elders of the ANC is not the same freedom desired by the youth and leaders of ANCYL and others. These interpretations of freedom must be re-addressed and our constitution amended or the youth will take the desired freedoms and trash them. The current behaviour, actions and utterances from ANCYL leaders and their members borders on terrorism. That a law firm near 'ground zero' must seek legal relief just to be able to carry on their day to day operations because their clientele 'fear their safety' is unacceptable. If the 'protestors' were peacefully protesting that they wanted to see the new shoes the ANC promised them before the last general election, then I would say, 'all the strength to you' but I am afraid I equate the current protests to 'addicts' blindly supporting their 'dealer' at his court case, for a promise of a 'fix' if he likes what they do!

  • mabsie - 2011-09-03 20:25

    I know of a remote uninhabited island far far away.......

  • seshike mmoledi - 2011-09-03 20:40

    ANC has lost direction totally when coming to exercising control over their youth, they are out of control and now seems youth league is the one in charge and not mother body. We have seen that long time ago that ANC will not manage to discipline their youth so let them gave baton to their youth to control the country and just wait aside and look while at a distance because they got no control.

      pitbull - 2011-09-04 06:27

      The ANC were never in control of the youth. The ANC are a bunch of old men who pander to the wants of a bunch of unruly brats. There was never discipline in the ANCYL and the ANC just keep rewarding atrocious behaviour. It is a sign of weakness in the ANC and their leaders.

  • Dries - 2011-09-04 08:18

    Are you guys mad? Keep the damn hearing where it is and where it belongs and just tell the police to stop being afraid of 70 Malema supporters and kick the f**** looters out and maintain law and order. What a dysfunctional lot we have become. A puny number of 70 supporters and we want the venue to be moved because the police is too slapgat to maintain law and order. What happens the day when this terrorist leader inspires his mobs to start civil unrest? What a useless, uncivilised, ungovernable country this has become.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-09-04 11:16

    The ANCYL has great insight into what should be done for the future well-being of South Africa. This profound vision was shared with a journalist during a telephone conversation with Floyd Shivambu. The ANCYL should apply Mr.Shivambu's advice to themselves, which is : "Fukof".

  • Mister Gaga - 2011-09-06 16:18

    "clients refused to enter the CBD because they feared for their safety" lol

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