Radebe: No divisions in ANC

2012-06-28 21:03

Johannesburg - ANC members are not divided between supporters of party president Jacob Zuma and his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe, executive committee member Jeff Radebe said on Thursday.

"Let us clarify this so that we can take the elephant out of the room. There are no Zuma supporters or Kgalema supporters -- people support the ANC," he told reporters at Midrand.

Radebe denied that the two groups of delegates that confronted each other on Thursday afternoon sang about their feelings about Zuma, despite eyewitness reports and video recordings of the stand-off.

One large group sang: "uZuma, second transition" and "Bao ba sa batleng Zuma. Ba chechele morao. [Those who don't want Zuma should hold back]" in support of the president.

In response, a smaller group sang: "Bayozabalaza! [They will protest]" and chanted "Change, change."

The pro-Zuma group sang loudly while dancing through the hall where ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe was visiting Progressive Business Forum stalls during lunch.

A document on the second transition is one of the ANC's 13 policy documents under discussion at the four-day conference. Radebe said the commissions had accepted the "content and the thrust" of the second transition document, despite media reports earlier that several provinces had rejected it.

"In the commissions there are no groupings [based on the leadership debate]. People are coming from their branches with their mandates... That is precisely what we have seen," he said.

"We are coming from the plenary session of the national policy conference... what I have just delivered to you [on the second transition] is what the branches of the ANC... had decided."

NEC member Tony Yengeni denied the second transition document was linked to Zuma's campaign for a second term as president, saying those who made the assertion were "mischievous".

  • scouter.fourone - 2012-06-28 21:31

    Repeat the same lie often enough and long enough and you will end up believing it. Unfortunately Jeff, your hollow assertion does not wash with many, based on the ANC soap opera that has been the past year.

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-06-28 22:44

      Who is fooling who? Not even the ANC supporters believe you liars.

  • ant.duke - 2012-06-28 21:40

    I just saw a pig fly by my window...

      ant.duke - 2012-06-28 21:52

      ...oh!...and there goes Pinocchio...

  • gideon.rossouw - 2012-06-28 21:41

    It must be be miracle. No Divisions. All is healed, all is well, all united. All ANC. 100% Zuma.

  • odwa.sapepa - 2012-06-28 21:57

    Yes the is no division in the A N C realy.

      Arvin - 2012-06-28 23:39

      Another Naive Clown.

      john.barbarian.9 - 2012-06-29 04:48

      Arvin, you insulting Khayelitsha Taxi driver. Don't do this. He will revenge on pedestrians. Odwa, keep your eyes on the road. We not talking about soccer here.

      Michael - 2012-06-29 10:15

      are you blind?

      zaaristotle - 2012-06-29 10:34

      Have I misconstrued the fine sarcasm here - A N C? Nice

      keith.f.murphy - 2012-07-01 16:28

      Another Brainless IDIOT you mean !!!! thinking with his poepsak !!!

  • Burtfred - 2012-06-28 22:11

    Yeah right Jeff And there are no gaps between my fingers and there is no hole in my bum. What a tosser.

  • Godfrey - 2012-06-28 22:12

    No Divisions, just Empires.

  • tngulube3 - 2012-06-28 22:12

    I can't wait for this conference at mangaung people will be celebrating for Mr Motlanthe and the preparation of the new cabinet this term fails people moral and dignity of this country. The division is so abroad even a small kid can see that.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-06-28 22:20

      must admit that I am also looking forward to it - in a morbid kind of way. Bit like watching the deck chairs being re-arranged on the Titanic. Seems like they will also have some back ground music on the go as the deck begins to tilt.

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-06-28 22:38

    Yeh yeh NO DIVISIONS only MULTIPLICATION of mentaly not gifted creatures

  • ramohapelwa.berries - 2012-06-28 23:44

    When asked why he wore leather shield on his thoughts, Jeff Radebe replied: \THE KING SAYS HE'S BLIND\. I know what I saw happening on TV. ANC's united

  • ramohapelwa.berries - 2012-06-28 23:44

    When asked why he wore leather shield on his thoughts, Jeff Radebe replied: \THE KING SAYS HE'S BLIND\. I know what I saw happening on TV. ANC's united

  • Erna - 2012-06-29 00:36

    Motto of the anc: deny, deny, deny - then lie. If that doesn't work, it was taken out of context!

      Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-29 01:54

      Or blame it in apartheid or racism..because I'm bleck!!

      Andre Van Zyl - 2012-06-29 02:10


      Andre Van Zyl - 2012-06-29 02:42

      Now we know why all these trips to China. Political schools to indoctrinate the youth so they don't turn on you. I think you may have missed this boat JZ.

  • Andre Van Zyl - 2012-06-29 02:04

    The one book that the education dept should have delivered to every pupil was Animal Farm by George Orwell. When the pigs say it isn't so then it isn't so even when it is. "Napoleon is always right and we must work harder!"

  • John - 2012-06-29 05:37

    just corruption, maladministration and nepotism there's no room for division

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-29 06:00

    Of course not..birds of a feather flock together...lying cheating conniving corrupt flock of thieves that the ANC are!!

      keith.f.murphy - 2012-07-01 16:31

      1000% right Gerald

  • mapepaki - 2012-06-29 07:27

    Radebe catch a wake-up man your coffee is getting cold, as a certain doc says 'you cannot change what you do not acknowledge'. Kid yourself all you want, it makes you look like a man whose got his head stuck in the sand. Who would you vote for in 2014? oh gosh! did I hear you say Helen Zille.

  • Michael - 2012-06-29 10:15

    Zuma out!!!!

  • Mark - 2012-06-29 17:52

    Just like there's 'no crime', 'no crisis in Zimbabwe' and 'no corruption in government'?

  • James - 2012-07-10 10:05

    Undivided fragmentation.

  • john.markham.737 - 2012-07-10 10:35

    He-He. I belief you,Jeff. I also belief in Father Christmas, the tooth mouse, the man in the moon etc.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-07-11 08:18

    it must be nice to live where you live Jeff ,la la land enjoy while it lasts

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