Shivambu detaches from 'corrupt' ANC

2013-06-25 17:07

Johannesburg - Former ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu was not bothered on Tuesday by its decision to expel him.

"I find the decision hilarious because in all the public statements I have made since my suspension from the ANC, I have unequivocally said that I give away my membership of the Zuma African National Congress [ZANC] and consequently the ZANC Youth League," he said in a statement.

"In the recent past, I have openly and proudly associated with Economic Freedom Fighters [EFF], an economic emancipation movement, which is speaking to the people of South Africa on the possibility of contesting... the 2014 general elections."

He could not associate himself with a party which was "directionless, possibly the most corrupt, and openly neo-liberal, right-wing political formation".

"I have long ago lost confidence on the capacity of the ANC to take South Africa forward...," Shivambu said.


Last year, Shivambu was suspended from the ANC and its youth league for three years.

Recently, the former spokesperson had become vocal in his criticism of the ANC, President Jacob Zuma, and the ANCYL national task team (NTT).

He had been issuing critical statements on behalf of the EFF, a political platform recently launched by expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema.

The ANCYL NTT announced on Tuesday that it had expelled Shivambu.

The decision was made by the NTT and not by the ANC, convenor Mzwandile Masina told reporters in Johannesburg.

"We are not speaking for the ANC, we are speaking on the decision we have taken as the ANCYL."

Masina said Shivambu had defined himself outside the ANCYL and the mother body.

"Mr Shivambu has made it his full-time job to undermine the organisation and its leadership. We have a warning to many others who might have ideas to follow the same anarchic line, that we are not going to sit on our laurels and become spectators when they are blatantly undermining our organisation," Masina said.

  • proudlysa - 2013-06-25 17:16

    Funny how the chickens come home to roost! Zuma needed these "radicals" to get and keep him in power. Then they throw poo around and now they are in opposition to the ANC. It is al very funny but sadly so, as the country suffers while this lot continues with their antics. Lets vote into power a DA / Agang coalition...wee need honest people to govern SA

      Francois Muller - 2013-06-25 18:00

      The various political splinters (including EFF) must be a positive evolution to SA politics. Hopefully reasonable people reflect on the meaning of the word "corrupt", even if mentioned by EFF. Who knows, it may take years, or even decades, but eventually we may consider our "anti corruption" values more important than the political leaders we identify with, whoever they are

      Setlhodi Othusitse Joseph - 2013-06-25 18:37

      lets do it agang/da or eff

      Henk Van Biljon - 2013-06-26 08:26

      Setlhodi, the EFF is an offshoot of the ANCYL, and their record shows that they will bankrupt this country even faster than the ANC. We all want more of everything, but only the ANC, ANCYL and the EFF think we can get it for free. It does not work that way.

  • Matshane Seleko - 2013-06-25 17:27

    One time I'm one of your own,one time I'm not.What a show!

  • Mike van Vuuren - 2013-06-25 17:28

    They falling like flies...AND...judging by these remarks, the Zingpin cannot be far behind...

      Disillusioned Sa - 2013-06-25 18:29

      The whoring Shower head is a true survivor, unfortunately.

      Henk Van Biljon - 2013-06-26 08:29

      Yip, he only has to raise the specter of loosing their grants and apartheid returning and the idiotic masses will vote ANC all over again.

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-06-25 17:29

    Detach himself from corrupt anc? does this mean EFF will be honest and free of corruption? Juju honest? Ha ha funny man floyd...

  • Kalahari Kgalagadi Safaris - 2013-06-25 17:29

    Detach himself from corrupt anc? does this mean EFF will be honest and free of corruption? Juju honest? Ha ha funny man floyd...

  • Gideon Viljoen - 2013-06-25 17:32

    I am going to say this only this one time, GOOD for you Shivambu

      Henk Van Biljon - 2013-06-26 08:32

      But he is going in the wrong direction, which is not so good. Again. He accuses the ANC of leaning to the right, which exposes him as another ultra communist with a very sinister agenda.

  • Vincent Ndlovu - 2013-06-25 17:33

    This looser is bitter and has sour grapes, go plant mangos in limpopo looser.

      Amdyn - 2013-06-25 17:57

      See, this comment is exactly the problem with the ANC. It is about "winning" and "losing" instead of about delivery and what is good for the country as a whole.

      JonRoss Ledwaba - 2013-06-25 18:17

      You are short sighted Vincent, maybe you have just given him an idea, plant the mangoes and Vincent will blindly buy them in Fruits&Veg city...

      Samuel Khazamula Bila - 2013-06-25 20:21

      Typical of stupid r actual defending ur Zulu i diot uncle Zuma,n u accept the rest of us to suck it up to Msholozi's incompetency n corrupt tendecy.

  • DikgosiThokoane - 2013-06-25 17:39

    I dont know if he is making such statements because he has seen the light or he is sulking because he was ousted.I mean he is part of the now fallen "I will die for Zuma" brigade. All of a sudden they have lost the plot?. Well, excuse me for not believing his stance.

  • Mbuyi Mabuya Maphalala - 2013-06-25 17:40

    Its funny how some other people can just make a u turn once they are expelled and how amazing that only now the ANC is seen corrupt by the

  • Richard Prowse - 2013-06-25 17:42

    pot calling the kettle black, oops am I allowed to say that

  • Ayasa B Makwala - 2013-06-25 17:45

    Thanks Floyd. Now we can focus on deminishing ZANC support and attract new EFF members. Will meet the in the ballot box in 2014 to proof Zumgupta that he belong to jail.

  • Irvin Mkhari - 2013-06-25 17:46

    i can say i like shivambu,He is a straight talker

  • Nomcebo Ngidi - 2013-06-25 17:46

    shivambu can go to hell he is like drop in the ocean

      Thukhe Ndlovu Farmer - 2013-06-25 18:06

      Better be a drop in an ocean than be watch zuma running the anc and the country down and be so happy when he throws a t shirt at u now and then, like u doing nw. You are nothing but an idiot in zuma's eyes. If u so want to remain as such, so be it, but please leave those who have seen through this singer and dancer be.

  • kalabafazi - 2013-06-25 17:46

    All EFF'ed up

  • Sello Homani - 2013-06-25 17:48

    If julius and floyd failed as president and spokesperson respectively of ancyl how will they succeed in their own party. These limpopo boys are clueless

      Qhawe Sibeko - 2013-06-27 05:41

      I total disagree with yu this guys the were in the structures of the ancyl yu are the one who is clueless nd when yu adress issues never adress issues with natoinality

  • Paul Nhubunga - 2013-06-25 17:49

    Way to go Shibambu, ZANC is history anyway

  • Thulani Steven - 2013-06-25 17:51

    he must go 2 hell s. magaqa wl 4low 2 form dat (eff) economic freedom frouders

  • Leon Coetzee - 2013-06-25 17:52

    dear Floyd ... I STRONGLY doubt that you recently only received the epiphany that the ANC is indeed corrupt as you say. My objection to your statement essentially lies therein that the corruption initially didn't seem to be a problem for you, just so long as you could benefited from it! SCUM!!

  • Seanred - 2013-06-25 17:53

    But you stayed until they chucked you out, NOW they are corrupt ect?

  • Silencekhorombi Silence - 2013-06-25 17:55

    Dont giveup floyed there is life out of zuma national congress.

  • Thembelani Lithemba Zweni - 2013-06-25 17:55

    Shivambu thanks for leaving our organisation,the ANC is better without you

      Thandi Cele - 2013-06-26 07:35

      Would be even better if the scumbag showerhead left as well.

  • Kenny Ntamela - 2013-06-25 17:57

    from anc corruption to the eff corruption

  • Mduduzi Mthethwa - 2013-06-25 17:59

    True Sello,they blaming Zuma for everything. They will blame him even when they reach peak early

  • Chris R-e - 2013-06-25 18:01

    u declaring ur support for the DA then! well done...

  • Mpendulo Kahuna Sithole - 2013-06-25 18:06

    Lol. The 2014 elections are going to be entertaining.

  • Ntlahla Tiva - 2013-06-25 18:07

    in EFF i Juju and Shivambu i Trust!

      Thandi Cele - 2013-06-26 07:36

      Doesn't take much to make some people happy.

  • Mduduzi Mthethwa - 2013-06-25 18:08 Shivambu you are nothing else other than a puppet of Malema. with your Eff Off.

  • Johannes Mosimanegape - 2013-06-25 18:19

    Its rich coming 4rom u,we didn't hear this 4rom u now that u r fired u talk 2much

  • Sifiso Sosibo - 2013-06-25 18:25

    SAD to see South Africans taking sides in ANC public spats forgetting BOTH sparring corners used to sing in unison when they were screwing US TAXPAYERS. So siding or putting either of them into POWER won't change our lives!

  • Lums Zindela - 2013-06-25 18:31

    .... " we have a warning to many others who might have ideas to follow the same anarchic line, that we are not going to sit on our laurels and become spectators when the are blatantly undermining our organisation". Wait a minute and correct me if I'm wrong, I thought organisation was somthing organised. I don't call this an organisation

  • Mandla Sipho - 2013-06-25 18:37

    " a warning to all like you" this gives credit to Kunene's open letter. ZANC has lost it.

  • Mathivha Castro Obert - 2013-06-25 18:40

    I'm sure expelling, disbannding and suspending is becoming a very exciting thing to some people - you even 'expel' people who have deserted you a time ago just to mantain the culture

  • Bart Onderweegs - 2013-06-25 18:48

    EFF= Everything For Free.

      Thandi Cele - 2013-06-26 07:38

      BEE - Bogus Enrichment Exercise ANC - Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

  • anda.ntsodo.5 - 2013-06-25 18:53

    The Expulsion of Floyd Shivambu by the ZANCYL was one of those ZANC cheap political points scoring strategy similar to Poo Protesting in Cape Town. ZANC means Zuma's ANC, the most corrupt political party in South Africa.

  • Denelene Sederstroom - 2013-06-25 18:57

    U are asociated to...and ur leader jm is acorupt,which dirrection u want SA'S TO TAKE.

  • Mpho Leopeng - 2013-06-25 19:12

    Made by the

  • Nkosi Solly - 2013-06-25 19:17

    if u wer not ousted u wouldn hav seen that ANC is corrupt.try ur luck ther but we wil c u back

  • Skrywer John Murray McKay - 2013-06-25 19:19

    Don't hold back- tell us how you really feel.

  • Dee Phakula - 2013-06-25 19:20

    so Floyd is moving from the corrupt ANC to the pro-corrup juju kamp

  • Sipho Mnguni - 2013-06-25 19:24

    When Zuma was accused of having a generally corrupt relationship with Shabir Shaik the ANCYL of which Floyd was a member stood by him. I remember at one time that even the judge was not spared of insults. Now it is called ZANC and it's accused of corruption and tribalism. I would really appreciate to be enlightened as to since when did it become all that is mentioned by the gentleman? At one stage they were prepared to kill or die for Zuma and now they are singing a different tune. Do they really expect to be trusted?

  • Petros Mahlangu - 2013-06-25 19:25

    Shivambu is as useless as Juju.They rather join AgangSA or UDM ,though Holomisa can fire them within hours of joining.

  • Stuurman Thanduxolo - 2013-06-25 19:35

    Colonialism of a special type(CST)reversed by our aspiring leaders

  • DjBas - 2013-06-25 19:41

    Good riddance to rubbish!

  • Masia Masia - 2013-06-25 19:46

    The moment I, ve been waiting for so long. This mark the downfall of the Gupta-Zuma movement. Come 2014.....

  • Vincent Malete - 2013-06-25 20:25

    Best outside ANC that inside as puppet

  • Tempo Matlonoko - 2013-06-25 22:20

    De ANCYL NTT cnt take decision cos its nt their responsibility is of de mother body cos they r nt able 2 take such decisions descipline is needed n dats y they are NTT

  • John Lonsdale - 2013-06-26 04:38

    You know, if whilst in the ANC and its Youth League you had said that and resigned your leadership role, I might have listened to you all. But you didn't, you only mouth off once you have been expelled. So that tells me that if not disciplined, you would have continued feeding from the trough agreeing with everything the ANC says. There are a lot of like minded people like myself, we don't believe what comes out of your mouth and we certainly don't trust you.

  • Motsamai Shiya - 2013-06-26 08:15

    History repeat was nice to humiliate President Mbeki in support of Zuma while it was very clear that he is not a Morally Suitble person to take this country forward...

  • Juliana Groisman - 2013-06-26 08:35

    "openly neo-liberal, right-wing political formation" Maybe the morning coffee didn't do the trick of waking me up, but aren't neo-liberal (far left wing) are at odds with the right wing political formations? Does Floyd even know what do the words mean?

  • Thabang Maake - 2013-06-26 10:16

    ntt WE DON'T CARE. YOU WASTE TIME AND MONEY BY ANNOUNCING USELESS THINGS. YOU THINK YOUNG LION FLOYD EVER WANTED TO BECOME so called anc MEMBER AGAIN? HE LEFT YOUR THING LONG AGO AND NOW YOU COME AND TELL US THE OBVIOUS. LOOK EFF IS COMING...NO STOPPING. guptagate, nkandlagate, raping our women, corrupt, suspending, disbanding, expelling memebers of different opinion will only rmeove votes from cultural group called zanc