Phosa criticises Limpopo ANC dispute

2012-01-15 08:17

Johannesburg - ANC treasurer general Mathews Phosa on Saturday criticised Arts and Culture Deputy Minister Joe Phaahla and his supporters for lodging a dispute against the outcome of ANC Limpopo’s elective conference held last December in Polokwane.

“We as the national executive committee [NEC] accept the outcome of the conference of Limpopo which was held in December, and we call upon all those comrades who took a different view to dissolve their factions into the African National Congress,” Phosa said during a provincial centenary rally in Matlelerekeng, south of Polokwane.

Phaahla and his supporters lodged a dispute with the ANC after they were defeated by Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale for leadership of the province.

Phosa congratulated Mathale and gave advice on how he should ignore "noise" over the credibility of the conference.

“Move on… comrade Cassel and leadership of the ANC, don’t drive with [the] rear view mirror, drive with [the] front mirror, build branches of ANC, build [the] ANC Women’s League, build Cosatu [and] don’t listen to noise which signifies nothing,” Phosa said.

Embattled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, who is a close ally of Mathale, also spoke during the rally, but was only allowed a slot of 20 minutes in which to give his address.

He said leaders who refused to share the stage with members of the ANCYL were in fact afraid of the league.

“There are leaders who are not afraid of the youth league and will speak.

“They don’t have a problem of sharing stage with the youth league, only those who are in competition with youth will be scared of [the] youth," he said.

  • Larry - 2012-01-15 08:47

    Another anti Zuma Cadre shows his hand?

      Xavier7034 - 2012-01-15 10:16

      Shakespeare said it a long time ago: "When thieves fall out, honest men come by their own. A plague upon it when thieves cannot be true one to another!"

      oscar.manamela - 2012-01-18 09:35

      So what?

  • Chris - 2012-01-15 08:51

    Factionalism leads to the destruction of countries as the politicians are more focused on obtaining power than on serving the communities they represent.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-15 08:54

      Didn't Mothlante toast the 'unity' of the ANC at the Boozeup of Bloemfontein?

  • Jerhone - 2012-01-15 09:26

    "Phoza" is that the clown with the forked tongue and fake American accent?

      david.lebethe - 2012-01-15 09:44

      You 've got it all wrong, my friend. Phosa ais a reknown Afrikaner poet. I reckon he is also a member of the Afrikaner bond and has won few awards as a result.

  • J.D. - 2012-01-15 09:51

    old phosa is taking a cheap shot for higher office by flirting the yoof leeg. the anc is still struggling to become a government which they will never be. go for it cadres,keep the infighting going.

  • Piet - 2012-01-15 10:25

    Go Phosa go.go Phosa go....F#ck the ANC up some more....And take MAL-EMMA with you...

      Louise - 2012-01-15 10:33

      Agreed - we should sit patiently on the sidelines and watch the infighting - DIVIDE & CONQUER comes to mind....

      Abram - 2012-01-20 09:29

      AS long as a white person doen't sit on that chair i will be happy

  • david.lebethe - 2012-01-15 10:27

    @Falcon2020. You must read my man or simply google information about the man. After what happened to Judge Motata after referring to whites as "maburu" I was cautious not to refer to it was a Afrikaner boederbond lest am accused for being in contempt with the judgment and undermining the court when I should know better about the intracacies of the law.

  • lerumo.mkhonto - 2012-01-15 10:35

    People like Phosa thrive when the governing party is in turmoil, poor business individuals they are. Their businesses are suffocating already under the concerted pressure on corrupt systems. I am still to discover a senior Malema supporter who is not a tenderprenuer. Tell me about one, please.

  • Spice - 2012-01-15 11:13

    Can ANC be rebuilt?

      lerumo.mkhonto - 2012-01-15 14:16

      The real ANC will overcome = The People. Have we forgotten that it was the people who put the ANC into power? It was because of its policies which the majority of South Africans supported (all races). Let us be honest- if we can take the policies of the ANC from the power-mongering so-called leaders, we will have a South Africa which we all long for. First and foremost we have to unite all-races. It is the so-called leaders who are dividing us so as to rule willy-nily.

  • Robi - 2012-01-15 11:31

    In fact the ANC must accept that Democracy is bigger than itself and dissolve to give way to the new party.

  • david.lebethe - 2012-01-15 11:48

    @Albert. I suppose you are writing from Australia or something? If not, then you are not pragmatist. Many of your kind have long relocated and emigrated to where they think they can survive without blacks. Please don't even consider going to Orania because we need to liberate it too.

      Mantsho - 2012-01-15 14:37

      @ Stephan Well said, l like people who talk like you, stand against this immigrant from Lesotho who immigrated to South Africa , now that they have ID they talk a lots of rubbish.Dont pay attention to people like this because they only have big mounth nothing else.

      lerumo.mkhonto - 2012-01-15 14:55

      @david.lebethe, you belong to the pre-Apartheid era. You do not know that where there is injustice against one group there will be resistance and we end up all being losers except for a very few who thrive on divisions so they can exploit. Its a basic lesson of history. Either you are just scared of your own shadow, poor soul.

  • djmain1 - 2012-01-15 14:30

    The cANCer is rotten to the core!! The sooner they disappear from the political landscape, the better for ALL South Africans. How far they have fallen from their lofty, idealistic and honourable days. Phansi cANCer, phansi!!!

  • Sinudeity - 2012-01-15 14:32

    Luthuli house. Luthuli house. Luthuli house is on fire. We dont need no water let the motherf***er burn. Burn motherf***er. Burn.

  • ISO - 2012-01-15 14:38

    The thing that i do not understand is - how on earth can the ANCYL dictate the ANC? Children should be seen not heard!

  • Thabang - 2012-01-19 09:16

    "A tlala a ipsha madiba,a shutelela madibana,se sa felego se a hlola".So goes the Sepedi idiom.The ANC will live for a while,just like those parties before it-United Party,National Party,PFP etc,however it will have destroyed any samblence of morality in its wake!!!Can the ALL MIGHTY save this country from the reckless!!!

  • Abram - 2012-01-20 09:26

    If Cassel Mathale is wrong,they must investigate him and charge him.why they waist time not taking action.we will support mathale until truth comes out,if they charge him will wait for the outcomes of the investigation.zuma must go.

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