Mpumalanga ANCYL backs Motlanthe

2012-10-12 18:09

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League in Mpumalanga will back ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe at the ruling party's national conference in Mangaung at the end of the year.

"The ANC Youth league in Mpumalanga remains a disciplined component of the organisation and respects processes of the ANC on free circulation of ideas in the movement," acting provincial secretary Clarence Maseko said on Friday.

The provincial league, in its list of preferred candidates for the ANC's top six officials, named Motlanthe to take over from President Jacob Zuma, and current ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa to fill Motlanthe's current post.

Fikile Mbalula was named to take over the position of secretary-general from Gwede Mantashe, while Tokyo Sexwale was nominated as treasurer general and Febe Potgieter-Gqubule as deputy secretary general.

"[The ANCYL]... would like to reiterate its resoluteness in... [backing these] comrades to take over the haemorrhaging movement... in Mangaung," Maseko said.

He said the "nucleus" of the African National Congress's national executive committee had to be made up of former ANCYL members.

Maseko said the ANC in the province was plagued by a "comedy of errors".

"The deteriorating quality of constitutional democracy in the organisation and dictatorial tendencies in this part of the country is a serious cause for concern," he said.

Maseko criticised the provincial executive over a report that ghost members were included in the audit of the Bohlabela region in Mpumalanga, apparently to boost support for President Jacob Zuma.

"These regions must start to realise that they are only being used as voting cattle and nothing else. That will never happen to the ANC Youth League under our stewardship," he said.

The Mail & Guardian reported on Friday that an anti-Zuma group in Mpumalanga accused provincial and regional party leaders of colluding with auditors to inflate membership figures.

According to documents the newspaper said it saw, more than 2 000 ghost members were added to the final audit, which the ANC headquarters conducted in August.

  • ISO - 2012-10-12 18:30

    There is little credible ANC leaders that can stand for ANC presidency, and not any one of them will be chosen. What really gets me is how the hell can you be president of the ANC and the country? Who does JZ give most attention to? A president should not belong to any party in his term, he should be looking at the country in neutral!

      colin.dovey - 2012-10-12 19:33

      The country is in fact going backwards :-)

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-10-28 21:32

      In SA ans especially under these primitive populist zulu's it's all or nothing. Pathological psychotic violent crowd emanating from that Tugela Ferry and Dundee area embracing nkandla

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-10-12 18:33

    Don't this people know there's no ANC anymore. Bunch of clowns.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-10-12 18:34

    Amanani amalungu ka khongolose ayephekiwe kwase Polokwane. Nangoku akukho nto izakutshintsha eMangaung . uNxamalala uzakubuyiselwa ngamsebe omgunyathi

      ISO - 2012-10-12 18:51

      Its a pitty they did not take all the 11 official languages in school. Engels is maar die standaarde taal, dis mos wat ons almal praat om mekaar te verstaan!

      colin.dovey - 2012-10-12 19:36

      Shida ni pamoja na retards kama wewe, wao si unataka kuzungumza lugha nyingine anyway - kwenda nyuma ya magazeti yako mwenyewe!

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-10-12 18:53

    Africans were fighting a common enemy pre democracy,nw it has been achieved,ppl r showing their true colours,voting for second term means JZ cn take more wives,appoint anyone he wishes in senior positions,enrich his close n distant relatives n do as he likes with taxpayers money,be a liability to de country,these ppl SEE no wrong de,its tym to vote for a person who has interest of de country @ heart,regardless of colour

      mxeki.maduvula - 2012-10-12 20:57

      To hell with zuma and his Nkandla Hollywood!

  • mista.brown1 - 2012-10-12 19:26

    ill rather go for him than anybody else.

  • civil.moabi - 2012-10-12 20:27

    kgalema must knw that he has enough support even in kzn, only stupid ppl will vote for the shower man he said he only wants to serve 1 term now he want to be like mbeki to stay forever

  • mxeki.maduvula - 2012-10-12 21:00

    The SA's all time worst president Zuma. This man really irritates me!

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-10-12 21:42

    Perhaps not surprising. It's the old fogies in Mpumulanga that scoop the gravy.

  • duduzile.nkosi - 2012-10-12 21:54

    If Motlanthe is elected, the ANC would fall apart, if Zuma stays the ANC will fall apart. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma for president!!!

      archie.mooki - 2012-10-12 23:13

      if she is not arrested in Asia for drugs remember SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN ARE DRUG MULES

  • thabo.manganye - 2012-10-13 03:03

    Gudbye ANC your greedy Malemas hve destroyed u where Helen is , I know she is smiling knowing that her enemies have pressed the self distract button. After 5yrs Montlante will be bad for I know the guy is not corrupt and with the anc membership full of corrupt people , he will be kicked for poor service delivery ( no tenders)

  • Prince Bird - 2012-10-13 11:13

    Mpumalanga ANCYL is led by wise young ppl change is needed Zuma failed big time. Thank u guys! Only fools will vote for Zuma.

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