Sexwale not leaving ANC - report

2012-12-24 10:09

Johannesburg - Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale says his future is in the ANC, according to a report on Monday.

"My future is the ANC. The movement is my home and I have nowhere else to go," Sexwale told the Mail & Guardian.

The comment came exactly a week after Sexwale's bid to become the African National Congress deputy president failed at the ruling party’s elective conference in Mangaung, Free State.

Cyril Ramaphosa trounced Sexwale and Mathews Phosa to become the ruling party's deputy president by garnering 3 018 votes to the pair’s respective 463 and 470 votes.

President Jacob Zuma was re-elected as ANC president, defeating the country's deputy president, Kgalema Motlanthe, by 2 983 votes to 991.


Both Phosa and Sexwale - along with every other candidate who ran against nominees aligned to Zuma - failed to make it onto the 80-member national executive committee (NEC), the ruling party’s highest decision-making body.

Sexwale played down his exclusion from the NEC, claiming that he has always been "in and out" of the body.

"Since the days of Oliver Tambo, after I was a prisoner on Robben Island, I served on the NEC," Sexwale said.

"When I took a break [from politics] and went into business I was off the NEC for almost 10 years and returned in 2007. This doesn’t mean I am out - not at all."

Sexwale was referring to his entry into the corporate world after serving as the Gauteng premier from 1994 until 1999.


  • Eterni80 - 2012-12-24 10:17

    is that the new ANC national anthem ? I'm not leaving 'cause I aint got nowhere to go...

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 10:29

      And the chorus is: "Give me, give me, give me"

      musa.khumalo.37454 - 2012-12-24 10:57

      Of course there is no other party in Sa except Anc.

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 10:59

      yes no other party as corrupt as ANC thieves

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-24 11:28

      Or..I want I want I want....

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-24 11:37

      @musa.khumalo.37454: Yeah how sad is that? It's like kissing your own sister. It's a kiss yeah sure but it really doesn't do much for you.

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-12-24 12:40

      @Anti ANC bloggers: You guys are the major cause of SA problems because your technique of converting people to other parties is terrible.Instead of educating ANC members you are insulting them. I do not like the ANC but i also do not insult ANC members. If you fail to remember and take into account how ANC became the ruling party of this country then you are politically arrogant. You guys think by insulting ANC members,by making fun or them and calling them stupid will make them vote the DA????? Sorry but you guys are the ones causing DA's downfall.Unless you ditch your condescending attitudes and work to educate ANC members they will never change their votes. Do you know how Obama won the elections???? He did not focus on color ,instead he used the word change. People did not vote for him because he was arrogant and posed as a black candidate .People voted for him because he was humble and chose the message of change as opposed to the usual bullying tactics of the republicans. Look at the republican party they used the same tactics some of you DA supporters use here,they insulted Obama camp,labeled him an affirmative action candidate,questioned his birth records ,call him a Muslim e.t.c but he stilled trounced them.You folks should learn from the American elections on how to convert people to you party. Will it kill you guys for once in your lives to have a civilized discussion without petty side comments and provocative insults,will it??????

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-12-24 12:46

      @Anti ANC bloggers: Ditch the "i am smarter than you because i vote DA" attitude. It will never work.I am African and i support the DA but you guys frustrate our efforts to convert ANC members because you always use bullying tactics when commenting online.Change you technique,it is not working and it will not work.If you can't control yourself then stay away and let us who are serious about changing SA for the better work our magic. Embrace ANC members ,sit them down and table the facts out to them.I guarantee you that by the time you speak to ANC members and show them the faults of the enc as well as the benefits of the DA,those member will have a change of art.To get an African's attention you must be polite no arrogant.Show some respect and you will not only earn their respect but you may just get their votes. I don't care if you thumb down this comment,what i have said is the truth and the fastest way to get ANC out of power. You accuse ANC members of doing the same thing year in year out but you guys are also guilty of the same because year in year out all you do is insult,make sly comments and provoke ANC members.How you expect them to vote for the DA after you have just insulted them is beyond me.Think people, think.Is this about how smart you or how much you love your country.Don't make it about yourself or your race.Make this about your country and your fellow citizens.

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-12-24 13:00

      @Anti ANC bloggers: If you genuinely love South Africa and genuinely want the best for all South Africans regardless of race,or creed ,you will heed my advice.If you are not obsessed with your race and you are not looking for betterment of your race only ,you will change the way you address members of others parties. You will choose dialogue over confrontation.You will choose polite words instead of insults.You either want the best for SA or want to prove that you are superior in some kind of way.The choice is yours.The election will soon be here.Are you going to waste time professing how smart you are or are you going to find the nearest ANC member you can find and converse with them politely with the aim of making them vote for the DA. Maybe you are too arrogant to notice that African South Africans are too scared of a white led Government.Maybe you are too arrogant to realize that South Africans who vote ANC are not stupid but feel they have no other choice as a white led party might bring back apartheid. Maybe you are too arrogant to acknowledge the genuine psychological fear of SA whites which exist in the African community. You will never and i mean NEVER know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of full scale Apartheid so think before you engage ANC members any where.You do the DA no favors by being confrontation or by being condescending.It is time for change ,change from all quarters.You know the right thing to do so why don't you do it.

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 13:11

      @omonaija, life is about choices, why would I even tolerate people that support corruption and crime. What ever I say here is opinionated and will not change SA, cANCer, DA or any other party. This comments section is for my own interactive entertainment, so what you say will be forgotten the next day anyway, if someone takes offense - then its a personal problem. If I call you an idiot and you get offended, well the chances are that my opinion about you is right.

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-12-24 14:02

      @warren.rodel - I will use your own comment to point out how wrong you are. Life is indeed about choices so why should any ANC member tolerate white South Africans who presumably voted or whose parents voted for Apartheid a very corrupt,criminal and dehumanizing system of Government???? What ever I say here is opinionated and will not change SA, ANC,racist DA supporters or any other party. The comment section is for the interactive entertainment of ANC members so anything said here will probably be forgotten by the next day.If someone takes offense then it is their personal problem.If I call you an arrogant,poorly raised racist and you get offended, well the chances are that my opinion about you is right.

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 15:36

      @omonaija - welcome to my world! Thanks for regurgitating, I thought you would come up with something more original to say. Do you have any constructive crit, or do you only know how to use "copy" and "paste"?

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 15:49

      cANCer stands for: Bribery, corruption, mismanagement, incompetents, nepotism, criminality, racism. Or prove otherwise...

      gerald.nchabeleng - 2012-12-24 20:32

      @ omonaija, take heart and hold steadfast, as small minded as some ' arrogant, poorly raised racists' use this forum as a form of interactive entertainment (read they have not matured much past kindergarten because they still find it highly amusing to insults), a small portion has heard you and in some small way you are being complicit in bringing about the change you strive for, this from a man who will never vote DA. I salute you.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-12-25 07:01

      . The best news of 2012: Tokyo Sexwale sidelined !! Having had one gaddafi in Africa, has been enough!!!!!!!

      mbambo.shi - 2013-01-09 18:22


  • warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 10:26

    Sad to be so badly brainwashed to think that there is no where else to go, maybe the cANCer should make another party like the youth league but call it the senior struggles league. Seeing as the cANCer's main motto is "the struggle", and none of the youth quite understand what "the struggle" is, maybe a senior person can tell them what actually happened.

  • cliffadams007 - 2012-12-24 10:29

    My future is the ANC. The movement is my home and I have nowhere else to go," says Tokyo, who is happy in a magnetic 'corrupt atmosphere'? Trevor Manuel is so 'embarrassed' about this and like you, will no longer serve his country, preferring to be the glue of the ANC.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-24 10:38

    I am glad he noticed he has nowhere else to go.

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-12-24 10:39

    Yeah they cant keep recycling can they? tee hee. I bet he is totally p*ssed off!

  • moses.m.masilela - 2012-12-24 10:40

    We don't care anymore...

  • Donkervlie - 2012-12-24 10:42

    If the ANC is your only home you must be destitute. These ANC people become more pathetic all the time.

  • makhosonke.mqikela - 2012-12-24 10:43

    Sir, isn't it time to give younger blood a chance?

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 10:46

      then they should vote Zuma out, and fix the corruption.

  • popza.nzama - 2012-12-24 10:49

    It is interesting to notice how the attitude of some white friends have changed towards the ANC.They are more concerned about the ANC and get excited by any piece of information about the organisation.In the next ANC legkotla their plight must be discussed.These are potential members of the Afrikaner National Congress.They feel left out and have no leader on their own.I feel I must inform them on the onset that the African National Congress is a non-racial organisation.Forget about Zille, she cannot help you.Join the ANC,do not fight.We love you from the bottom of our hearts.

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 10:56

      No thanks, I don't want to "struggle" like the ANC members, I prefer DA, Cope or IFP instead of ANC thieves.

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 10:58

      for piece of mind, safety and security, I myself will make the Madams tea.

      Stefan Erasmus - 2012-12-24 11:14

      Must be hard to be so stupid!!

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-24 11:20

      @Stefan...he doesn't know it....

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-12-24 11:46

      "the African National Congress is a non-racial organisation": And right there everything you said fell apart.

      Malizba Liz Mhlanga - 2012-12-24 20:56

      Kwaaaaaaaaaa dead 4 years @popza I'm proud of u my cde u r spot on if a person is not inspiring you what de hell do u want in his issues??

  • bertus.pretorius.1 - 2012-12-24 10:54

    Awww, and a single tear rolls down my cheek...

      popza.nzama - 2012-12-24 11:16

      We have something good to learn from you.Criticism does n't mean you hate a person.It shows you are concerned.People like you mean a lot to the organisation.Remember the Bulls rugby club which went to play in Soweto-Orlando Stadium.How much support did they achieve by going there and selling their brand nationally.You are missing a lot by dwelling in irrelevant matters

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 11:26

      Yes Bulls rugby is irrelevant here, besides I'm a Sharks supporter. Does this mean that the ANC is up to sponsoring sporting events? I don't think so.

      bertus.pretorius.1 - 2012-12-24 11:57

      Erm...ok? Anyhow, happy festive season everyone :p

  • mmoledis - 2012-12-24 11:10

    Sexwale knows very well where his heart is,going in and out is not a new game for him he knows very well that it works like that in politics is either you get in or out and ANC has a lot and lot of members and not all can be in the leadership positons some will make it and some not but remain loyal to the party as their time to be in positions is still coming.

  • FeebleGastro - 2012-12-24 11:14

    "My future is the ANC. The movement is my home and I have nowhere else to go" Yeah, nowhere else would any moron like you become a billionaire. Without the gravy train and the BEE deals you'd be digging holes as a labourer.

  • ntebu.mthi - 2012-12-24 11:22

    Yes Mr Sexwale you'll be an ANC ordinary member - aka a rank and file member but not a leader of the movement. Soon JZ will purge you from his cabinet because ANC politics are rudimentary. Any opposing ideas or people who contest another for leadership are seen as 'anti' and therefore an untrusted cadre. You will soon get the expression - 'you Tokyo you are the weakest link, goodbye' - Try psyching yourself to it by making statements like these.

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-12-24 11:47


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  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-12-24 11:53

    Kensong you are living in a dream

  • Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2012-12-24 12:10

    Now u speak like a man,u loose u don't turn u'r back against u'e freedom.Pick up the pieces

  • angelanair3 - 2012-12-24 12:15

    I was hoping he got kicked out - I cannot stand this man! He is an opportunist! Follow his career - all he did was enrich himself! He has never done anything for anyone - I remember him from back in the day - a capitalist hiding as a communist! Had he won he would have brought that idiot, Malema back! You play with the sharks (ANC) you get eaten!

  • jennifer.d.martin.750 - 2012-12-24 12:17

    Mr Sexwale, please look after the farm workers on your Bloemendal farm, they are afraid with no future and no escape and are being worked out by workers your managers bring in. They suffered under apartheid but now they are being destroyed. No education and no Hope They are Suffering! Fix it and i will believe you care about the people of this country.

      Stefan Erasmus - 2012-12-24 12:29

      What has this to do with this news! please!

  • pucksonsibusiso.gumede - 2012-12-24 12:29

    No need to leave the ANC at all as you are still welcome despite the fact that you lost in the recent elective elections. You just need to keep a level head and avoid playing to the gallery.

  • khanyo.ngwane.9 - 2012-12-24 12:52

    Victor Rapulane...,you couldn't have said it better. These morons are not worth it. The bottom line is Africans rule & there's nothing europeans can do about that. Long live ANC long live.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-24 15:05

      As long as by Africans rule you also remember that there's white Africans in the Cabinet (Kortbroek van Schalkwyk; Derek Hanekom, Pat Davies, Piet Mulder, and others), you are spot on

  • altus.kirsten - 2012-12-24 12:58

    Why do they keep on calling the ANC a movement? It is a retirement village for the rich!

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 13:14

      hehe it's a bowel movement.

      thokozani.mnyandu - 2012-12-24 13:39

      According to my knowledge none of the ANC top six members that has joined anc two months ago. Having rich ppl leading this country will work to our advantage unlike having ppl who still want to enrich them selves.

      greg.seema.3 - 2013-01-01 23:05

      by trying to insult the org of madiba,you'll make us to remind you of our past which was brutal and as a beneficiary of apartheid you're not a saint either.

  • thozi - 2012-12-24 13:02

    ...and what happened to the GREAT "I don't beg anyone; I'm my own person; I don't depend on anyone; I'm nobody's shadow..." larger-than-life Mr Fikile Mbalula? Could he be going back to head the ANCYL now that his bossom gang of friends have also been kicked out?

      muke.matshaba - 2012-12-24 15:48

      Lol that one with his attitude is about to face the reality of being ignored by the anc.

  • khanyo.ngwane.9 - 2012-12-24 13:34

    Altus you had your turn during apartheid, stealing money from the Africans, it's a pity you did not make much which is why you are so bitter.

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 13:58

      so you are saying that the ANC are stealing now, yes?

  • joshua.sematla - 2012-12-24 14:21

    White people kept national party in power for more than 40 years..and its been 18 years for ANC, I don't see them making it past 30 years...who's more stupid now

      leonardo.newton.18 - 2012-12-24 19:33

      That was not just white people but Afrikaans speaking people. Verwoed and his brothers made sure that they devide and rule blacks. Even today blacks are stil devided thats why there is factionalism, tribalism and a lot of craps amongst blacks. Some blacks will choose to give power back to white people whilst others will rather settle for their black brothers. Anyway this is just politics sometimes you win sometimes you lose. Future is never guaranteed, but nevertheless the sun will always shine irrespective of the circumstances.

  • ahmien.vanderwalt - 2012-12-24 14:46

    @Fundile What are you on about? Get a grip!

  • khanyo.ngwane.9 - 2012-12-24 15:25

    Warren, it depends how you choose to see it. You can't really steal in your own house, can you?

      warren.rodel - 2012-12-24 15:44

      do you have a house? Are you bitter because the cANCer has not given you one yet, has Zuma invited you to a braai at his new renovated one?

  • duncan.phopi - 2012-12-24 21:46

    mr sexwale knows very well that in good time change is invetable dispise some individual wanting to distroyed the party by electing unsuitable leaders to lead.

  • lucky.lehlaka - 2012-12-25 00:08

    Dis is nonsense.if yu say i dnt think zuma is a rite man to lead ANC and u wil be kicked out of our organisation?NOT IN LIMPOPO.zuma ka LIMPOPO o tle bakgotseng ba gago.

  • kgmchabi - 2012-12-25 07:10

    This is a true leader he know 2 be a leader u do what ppl wants.1 day they gonna elect him.Viva c'de

  • Pietieman Piet - 2013-07-09 19:12

    Sounds like a true politician! (Until tomorrow!)

  • Otlile Gwyvara Makena - 2013-07-10 10:09

    Seems like it is Gavin lol

  • Otlile Gwyvara Makena - 2013-07-10 10:12

    its a doggy dogg world

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