Put conference on hold - ANCYL members

2012-04-19 19:59

Polokwane - ANC Youth League members in Limpopo gathered outside the party's headquarters in Polokwane on Thursday demanding that its upcoming weekend elective conference be put on hold.

League members accused the ANC's provincial executive committee of not adhering to the party's elective process when conference delegates were nominated during branch meetings.

They wanted the disbanded Peter Mokaba region to participate in the conference. They claimed it had been dissolved to suppress leaders opposed to provincial secretary Jacob Lebogo.

Lebogo, a close ally of suspended ANCYL president Julius Malema, was standing for re-election as secretary. His supporters backed league treasurer Rudzani Ludere for the post of chairperson.

ANCYL Polokwane sub-regional secretary Joel Seabi said they wanted to meet with the ANC's national executive committee to discuss their problems.

“We are gathered here, as branches that are concerned, to say the league provincial executive did not conduct their meeting in a proper manner."

He said ANCYL members would accept the elected leadership and allow the elective conference to go ahead if proper processes were followed.

Police were monitoring the situation. The conference was due to start on Friday in Polokwane.

  • Hein - 2012-04-19 20:10

    Democracy, ANC style! It's all about power and never about principles...

      Herman - 2012-04-19 20:18

      Yip, African democracy = dictatorship

      Christelle - 2012-04-19 23:07

      Kolobe, then please teach us about democracy. Believe it or not - there are some of us "apartheid" (white) people who never agreed with the old system. The apartheid regime stayed in power with bullying, and the ANC stays in power with numbers(and bs'ing those poor numbers)

      Kolobe - 2012-04-20 06:16

      Christelle and you know what i have never met any white that supported apartheid but it was there and people voted in it...puzzling hey

      mastermindpete - 2012-04-20 08:51

      @ Kolobe - go get a life you racist troll !!!!!

      mastermindpete - 2012-04-20 08:51

      @ Kolobe - go get a life you racist troll !!!!!

  • Pj - 2012-04-19 20:13

    These days ANCYL conferences are rigged to favor one candidate over the other,everytime we approach the conferences some branches are being disbanded,people are being expelled,etc etc...

      Godfrey - 2012-04-19 20:31

      Why must there always be a police presents at ANC conferences???

  • Rob - 2012-04-19 20:52

    Watch carefully, these are the people elevated to positions of leadership, authority and power over our lives. We will learn a lot about our potential future from the behaviours and ethics displayed!!!!!!!!

  • Ashraf Sampson - 2012-04-19 20:58

    The anc an outta control fire starting to consume itself now... all the signs of a dying star...

  • Sam - 2012-04-19 21:07

    I can sense something here which is very serious whenever there is topic for anc the first people to jump on comments are our fellow whites I must make it clear that there are whites who love the anc but as a results of where we come from they look shy to be members of the anc. I assurebyou the anc is a multilateral organisation ,does nt discriminate on basis of race ,gender,color, or creed so stop being shy and pretend as if the anc is a party for black ppl , come in numbers your comments are welcome will in actual fact make huge contribution for anc as ruling party and make our country a success, staying away with your valuable inputs/ideas wont change the situation. DA will never be in power suppose when you are already dead instead come forth with your ideas rather than to die with it.

      nomavo1 - 2012-04-19 21:34

      This is true!yinyaniso leyo.

      War Lord - 2012-04-19 21:42

      Sam, this was one of the most amazing comments I have ever read on News24. You are indeed a Brother of the nation. The problem isn't with the ANC (corruption aside) as much as the fact that Julius Malema has taken over the Youth league and made the movement all about himself. In the bigger cities we don't want to be associated with Malema. It is for that reason that the white people think we are all stupid and don't want to join us. If Malema spoke about economic empowerment that would be successful, he wouldn't have been such a failure in the eyes of educated people. Gone are the days when guys like Malusi Gigaba were President. He was great, but what followed after him was a national scandal. Until we get better quality leadership, like President Mbeki, we will not get white people to join us. President Mbeki had class. You can not take a man of 70 seriously when he marries for the 5th time while the country is in the worst political state it has ever been. The corruption is out of control, the people are rioting in the streets and next week on the freeways and our President is marrying for the 5th time and making more babies at 70! It just looks bad! In global politics nobody will take Zuma seriously ever. A true Statesman like Mbeki, has one wife and focuses on his country and not screwing more women. The President has to be a role model for the country. continues below.............

      War Lord - 2012-04-19 21:49

      We live in a modern world with economic restrictions. We have to only have kids when we can afford to give then a decent education. We can't make 20 babies and hope those kids will have a future. These issues might be part of our culture, but it isn't practical in this new millennium. Children need food, clothes and most of all education. Zuma has set us back politically about 100 years. He isn't leading and his government is in a mess. No educated people, black or white, want to vote for a man that can't control the country. We need a man like Cyril Ramaphosa to form a new party and lead us so we can grow economically.

      Brett - 2012-04-19 21:51

      Sam your brain must be very clean. Its has been washed very well.

      Sam - 2012-04-19 22:13

      @War Lord, I thought you are coming with some brilliant conversation only to mess it up with one point , to correct you TM served his dues why we should have continued with dictatorship that is double standard when we accused other african leaders for staying long in their position yet on our side we allow that nonsense to happen on us. I dont understand what was a big deal with TM when he killed ppl with beetroot and garlic, crime was an order of the day at some stage Nqakula responded by saying ppl can whinge and whinge or else they must jump, he went on to say where was crime, when Zuma was elected there was sense of emergency with crime, are you telling us anc was in leadership shortage or what even his economic policy I was not impressed , his intention was to attract foreign investors instead of promoting entrepreneurship within the country other than to recolonise the country economically like Zuma did to invest heavily on IDC/Jobs Funds as Im talking to you I have short break I was applying for jobs fund for bus expansion. The infrastructure development to create huge investment with Asia and Middle East what do you say about that unless your father is Ngcuka/Saki/Mzi was a beneficiary I would agree unfortunately there is no life term in the anc we have enough leaders to carry on .

      War Lord - 2012-04-19 22:29

      Sam let us forget about President Mbeki. It is in the past now. Zuma is no leader. The country is in a corrupt mess. We need Malusi Gigaba to take over now. We need a younger man to lead us and not another old corrupt freedom fighter that only wants to steal money. The Youth is starving and has no future. I don't agree with Zuma's Chinese policies or his relationship with China because the Chinese are not going to make this continent grow for us Africans. They will suck us dry and leave us in a worse mess than Apartheid did. Everything every current African leader is allowing China on this continent will cost us dearly in the future. The Chinese are going to be our death.

      Sam - 2012-04-19 22:47

      @War Lord, I see you need ecomics 101, we have BRICKS now, with TM we did nt, China is a major trading partner currently they are pumping R50b pa for importing our resources, according to you policy where does the govt get income, the west is selling to us they dont import anything from us, buy so doing they are ripping us off, in simpler terms sell more than buying more in order to increase revenue and GDP this is econ 101 for you, stop being misled by west those ppl are playing games in order for you to buy their product .Asian econ has been growing fast, all airlines are flying to Asia what the reason, therefore this infrastructure development will make that income ten times p.a. DRC has lot of resources pity the infrastructure is very bad in Africa, in SA econ system is very advance everything will be controlled in SA and transported to Middle east and Asia, this is what we wanted from TM to capacitated Africans other than to bring your westerne ppl to sell us their product instead of buying maaan

      War Lord - 2012-04-19 23:00

      Sam what you are then saying is that we simply replace the West with the East. We cried when the West raped us in the past, but now we rejoice when the Chinese do the same. When you study the trade agreements of other African countries, do you believe, like with Zimbabwe, that China will be concerned if the citizens benefit or will we all become like Zimbabwe and watch a dictator get fat and we starve. Mugabe has sold all his minerals to the Chinese. Are Zimbabweans starving or not?

      Sam - 2012-04-19 23:09

      @War Lord, I thought Im talking econ 101 for you to understand simpler, further than that I will confuse you completely because I tell you sell dont buy, see my picture ,what do you see thats how I make living, Zim is my biggest market in future, for me zim is nt a problem, but for you not in business, is a problem, case closed

      War Lord - 2012-04-19 23:24

      It is best we close this debate because we can't be living on the same continent or in the same country. Around me all I see are Chinese and Pakistani traders with Chinese goods, who are not registered for VAT. Our own clothing manufacturers are closing down, jobs are lost. Your BRICS dream is actually the looming nightmare of the African continent. All one does is do business the African way. Some corrupt leader sells the minerals to Asia and pockets all the income and Africans will suffer for another 100 years. Zimbabwe is on the brink of civil war and so will we be within the next 3 years because the people are unemployed. So unless you own a mine of sorts and have sold your concession to the Chinese, I don't share your enthusiasm regarding the continent's economic growth. I better start manufacturing bricks because the other BRICS will soon turn into a collapsing structure and making us all expire in the process.

      Sam - 2012-04-19 23:36

      @War Lord, is this what you tell me , when you think of chinesse you think of textile only geeeees thats is very low drop in ocean , ppl will laugh at you , relations with china isnt on textile , they are buying our minerals I fail to understand why refuse ppl to buy instaed you want ppl to sell you, ok, do you have money to buy Range Rover , Royce Rolls etc

      War Lord - 2012-04-19 23:44

      Sam, 80% of Angola's oil reserves have been traded with China. In return China is sending building materials and workmen to Angola to build the structures. No Angolan man is getting a job and the materials to build the structures are not sourced from this continent. Do you regard this practice clever economics or not?

  • Balanganani - 2012-04-19 21:36

    They must also suspend News24 CEO, It also giving too much publicity to ANCYL. You rather update us on this weekend sport, interesting games for everyone

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-19 21:36

    Why isn't there one African leader...that will put country before....corruption... dedication before..dictatorship...abandon power for dealing with poverty. Now that's the kind of leader to look up to... and who would earn the respect of his people.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-19 21:47

    Waaahahahaha Sam you are funny i wonder who brainwashed you.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-19 21:50

    Well put piet

  • Lacrimose - 2012-04-19 21:59

    Yes please do. You have no idea what you stand for or what you really need. There's been much heady sensationalism but not much sense. It's only partially your fault, because your parent body encouraged and indulged you but have not shown the way. You're grown-ups now. Look around you. The country's falling apart and you're doing nothing constructive to help. Apply your minds and energy to finding a viable, peaceful solution that will take us into the next 100 years - and not just a repeat of the last 100.

  • sikhumbuzo.qwabe - 2012-04-19 22:06

    The ghost of Julius Malema will always be there. Youth structured must not be suppressed just because individuals want to see only Malema ally in power. Malema is not the Youth League of the ANC but a member. He dont deserve the respect accorded to him by some individuals within the movement.

  • Dave - 2012-04-19 22:12


  • Abram - 2012-04-20 09:25

    Because malema was fired from ANC now he can attend PAC meetings

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