Numsa wants new ANC leaders

2012-02-25 21:17

Johannesburg - The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has called for a change of leadership within the ruling party, according to a report on Saturday.

Numsa deputy secretary general Karl Cloete told journalists the current national executive committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) should be replaced post-2012.

"They have not been able to drive the implementation of the Polokwane resolutions and therefore we are very clear that we will, in our branches of the ANC, make sure that this current ANC NEC does not return," Cloete said, according to SABC radio news.

"We are not making any apologies. We are very clear that the ANC NEC must change because the ANC NEC is the collective body that is entrusted with the policies of the African National Congress," said Cloete.

The ANC is set to hold its next elective conference in Mangaung in the Free State in December.

  • Ben - 2012-02-25 21:32

    Maybe they should look outside the party.

      Vusi - 2012-02-25 21:43

      Yes Ben. It is time for a change. The current leaders have no control over the country, the people and must rank as the weakest leadership in 100 years. You can't run a country when you are trying to satisfy all your alliance partners. The ANC needs to redefine it itself and change with the times. 20 years after Apartheid, we simply can't go on and blame all our mistakes on the past. This country now needs LEADERSHIP!

      bernpm - 2012-02-25 22:27

      Yes, they and the whole of Cosatu should split and start on their own. is so warm close to the fire. Would they bring the required governing experience?? Protesting and striking is a lot easier than governing to the average satisfaction of the whole population.

      Francois - 2012-02-25 22:42

      I think it will be better if they form there own party, they can call it the Labour party, but maybe the Lazy Party will do better. If then Malema can form his Poor People's Party, then we will know who represents what it parliament and we can have government working on the command of parliament and not the other way round.

      mary.kircher - 2012-02-25 22:53

      they are going to have to Ben - I've given it much thought, and within the ANC there is nobody ..... and outside, who ? Suggestions please

  • Irene - 2012-02-25 21:40

    So long as any of the leaders are from the ANC, it won't make any difference whatsoever. They're all as corrupt and incompetent as the next one.

  • FinalJustice - 2012-02-25 22:16

    Now this is gonna come to a very cool showdown; Zuma v/s Cloete v/s Vavi ...

      Vusi - 2012-02-25 22:22

      Vavi Please Please Please!

      Ben - 2012-02-25 23:03

      I hope they do not offer him a ministers post and he accepts as he might then become quiet like Blade Nzimande.

  • amanda - 2012-02-25 22:23

    I tremble when I think what is to come at Mangaung...... Can things get any worse?

  • Piet - 2012-02-25 22:29

    BOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!! What was that about imploding....

  • Thozi - 2012-02-25 22:38


      thozi - 2012-02-25 23:13

      Was actualy responding to Amanda... Yes Amanda, it's going to be worse. Polokoane was nothing. As they say in the US, "you ain't seen nothing yet!".

  • Mboneni - 2012-02-25 22:49

    The ANC is imploding,not that the ANC NEC are weak,it is time because people were only united by the hate of apartheid,now that apartheid is no more people began to go against each other.The ANc was good as a liberation movement,now they are not able to govern and unite the country

      Vusi - 2012-02-25 23:10

      What a brilliant analysis! Brilliant!

  • thozi - 2012-02-25 23:06

    New leaders? Again? Then what?

  • Tony - 2012-02-26 03:01

    You reap what you sow.

  • petrakzn - 2012-02-26 06:59

    The ANC may be a copycat of the talked about luminati. By suppressing the masses, they are keeping them in poverty. This they are deffinately doing. Running the country as they are doing right now, giving child support grants to every one that has a child or can produce a birth certificate, they are enslaving the woman of this country to remaining in poverty. It DOES not COST around R140 per month to raise a child when you have no job, have not completed your education, have no home of your own.......ect. I wonder why nobody else can see this.

  • Matanje - 2012-02-26 11:08

    NUMSA's nose is apparently sharper than Zuma's. He seems to be nosing around the wrong places instead of national interests. Let him go even before December, man! And South Africans, black and white, we'll be happier without a Zuma around! Sickening!

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