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Malema, Lamola urged to play nice

2012-11-28 17:05

Johannesburg - Suspended ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu on Wednesday urged former youth wing leader Julius Malema and his successor Ronald Lamola not to play into the hands of the enemy, after Malema launched a scathing attack on Lamola.

Malema criticised Lamola, calling him a "traitor" and a "sell-out", The Star newspaper reported on Wednesday.

"He is compromised. He is gone. He has sold out... [With] his sell-out tendencies he will never lead the youth league," Malema told the paper.

Malema criticised a statement by Lamola that the league would support the outcome of the ANC national elective conference in Mangaung regardless of whether their endorsed candidates won.

"Without being asked a question, he just said we will accept the results even if [President Jacob] Zuma wins. Even among the forces of change, Lamola is not anybody to be listened to. He is a traitor, he is not going to carry that mandate to its logical conclusion," Malema said.

But Malema's right-hand man Shivambu, defended Lamola, saying he had not betrayed the organisation, and urged the two to end their bickering.

"...Ronald Lamola has not betrayed the struggle for economic freedom in our lifetime and has not changed the collective view that there should be [a] change of leadership in the ANC 53rd national conference..." Shivambu said in a statement on Wednesday.

But he said Malema remained their "commander-in-chief" as the findings of ANC national disciplinary committee did not hold water "in the struggle and in formal structures of the ANC Youth League".

He said Lamola's self-appointment as acting president did not count.

Shivambu said Malema and Lamola were the two most senior people in their organisation and their responsibility and obligation was to guide all progressive forces towards "victory of the war".

"Tactical blunders and mistakes, which include miscommunication, have [the] potential to throw (sic) confusion... and disorganise the struggle for total economic emancipation," he said.

"Differences on the tactical options and what is to be immediately done have [the] potential to undermine and compromise the strategic mission we have identified for ourselves.

"And if these unnecessary differences and bickering are not discontinued, we run the risk of undermining the struggle for economic freedom... and once again delay the emancipation of the downtrodden, hopeless, and suffering masses of our people."

"The strategic enemy of our struggle is capital and imperialism; those we politically oppose in the ANC are their representatives and if we continue fighting among ourselves, these representatives of white monopoly capital will ascend to position[s] of leadership.

"That is why unity in opposing this political apocalypse is paramount," he said.

Comments
  • Shaun - 2012-11-28 17:09

    ja boi.who is the enemy ?

      peter.dlamini.14 - 2012-11-28 17:26

      Whoever the cap fit let them wear it.

      mike.boylen - 2012-11-28 17:38

      In civilised countries they're known as the opposition. You can't beat African politics.

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-28 17:42

      their responsibility and obligation was to guide all progressive forces towards "victory of the war". What war? There is really something wrong with these twats!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-28 18:21

      What do you call it when the world's three greatest idiots get together? An ANCYL meeting.

      jack.blacking.56 - 2012-11-28 18:22

      lol...please someone tell me, is there any African party with members not stabbing each other in the back?

      cecilhstephens - 2012-11-29 08:05

      Anybody got Muti ?

  • freddy.vanwijk - 2012-11-28 17:16

    Tenderpreneurs never play nice.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-11-28 17:20

    In China this lot would have been executed already.

  • kofi.ghanaman - 2012-11-28 17:20

    Much a Juju about nothing.Ignore this attention seeking man. He is no leader. He is leading no one. He is just a nobody now. Just seeking attention.Can we have some peace and focus on important issues now.

      jman.maluleke - 2012-11-28 17:36

      @Kofi, you are right he is no longer a youth leader so he must stop interfering to thé leadership of de ancyl, he was a leader but no longer a leader. He may atleast mentor Lamola than to criticise him. Lamola did nothing wrong. Amen

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-28 17:45

      JM must mentor RL, you kidding right!

  • omrisho.za - 2012-11-28 17:24

    there are numerous policies in place setting people up to make a success out of themselves and their business ventures, so i shall ask again... can someone please explain to me what is economic freedom? or is it just the freedom to plunder and pillage taxes

  • collin.jennings.39 - 2012-11-28 17:26

    Who needs Boswell Wilkie.......? Mind you this lot would have made great clowns!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-28 18:22

      Actually they resemble what is left behind when the elephants leave the ring more...

  • mphotant.thelejane - 2012-11-28 17:26

    Shivambu is smart, he shouldn't be undermined.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-28 18:23

      My goodness. What must your IQ be if you consider Floyd smart? Please have yourself checked to see if you are considered a living organism...

  • jman.maluleke - 2012-11-28 17:29

    Shivambu you spoke like a real ANC comrade. Call Julius to order. Thank you I respect your views..

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-28 17:55

      Ja Jman that how many of us see the ANC, just like bra vim!

  • MrDinwiddie - 2012-11-28 17:30

    Bra Floyd the mediator. Lol

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-28 17:47

      Bra, Flooi the instigator! Playing referee now,lol

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-28 17:30

    Sindiso magaqa was the best leader compare to all these greedy idiots.

      sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-28 17:50

      sindiso the fomer Ancyl secretary, @ jamba.

      sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-28 18:05

      In the 21st century, @jamba.

      sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-28 18:50

      @mzi.puzi u right, i alwayz wonder whether where does this guy belong',? he can be so annoying sometimes.

  • matete.k.seshwene - 2012-11-28 17:34

    yawn!

  • isaac.mnisi.3 - 2012-11-28 17:37

    What exactly was Lamola supposed to say to impress Malema? He's bng democratic here cos he vows to support who ever comes out victorious in Mangaung.I dnt see what guarantees him to be called a Traitor and a sell-out.

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-28 17:52

      I agree with Lamola statement. These has beens had their time and screwed it up big time, now its time for them to bugger off and shut the hell up- they are like a bunch of school children.

  • impi.masondo - 2012-11-28 17:37

    what president juju is saying is rite becoz make statement for youth league without consecuence is trouble

      willie.botha.9480 - 2012-11-28 17:44

      You are not even making sense. Less sense than your k niving leader Julius. Lamola is besing respectful because even if the ANC is in chaos at the moment the party in the end of the day is bigger than the individual. try and remember that. You may learn something. Funny thing is your leader Malema also said this before ...

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-28 17:57

      You shouldn't make any statement at all, because none of it makes sense!

  • Michael Morreira - 2012-11-28 17:39

    why you even sticking you nose in here julius, you were EXPELLED. so p off imbecile

  • ncakeni - 2012-11-28 17:41

    A FAILED WOODWORK BOY CALLING A QUALIFIED LAWYER NAMES. LAMOLA MUST LEARN THAT IF YOU ASSOCIATE AND PROTECT IMBECILES LIKE JUJU, PEOPLE MAY NOT SEE ANY DIFFERENCE. ANYWAY, NXAMALALA HAS MET OVER 95% OF THE POLOKWANE RESOLUTIONS.

      sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-11-28 17:46

      Why use bold print. Jeez.

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-11-28 18:14

      Caps Lock stuck?

  • castro.anzi - 2012-11-28 17:50

    Why Malema always tense even when is not necessary

      gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-11-28 18:16

      Its called a guilty conciousnous.

  • phelelani.sukude - 2012-11-28 17:55

    It never rains,it pours!

  • sean.noble1 - 2012-11-28 18:02

    also want to know what "enemy" fn terrorist organization

  • matt.cumming.77 - 2012-11-28 18:06

    these 'tendencies' really worry me. They are all around!

  • mapudieric.morakiwamachacha - 2012-11-28 18:08

    malema is a bad loser. Anyway no1 still takes ancyl seriously.

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-11-28 18:09

    It was correct for Lamula to make that statement that whatever the outcome of the elective conference we should accept it. So for Julias to attack him for making that statement its uncalled for

  • willem.louw.16 - 2012-11-28 18:10

    Wow, lots of waffle. At least he figured out they are their own worst enemies. About time... I must admit this sounds awfully lot like Hitler and Stalin propaganda. The youth league is hell bent on criminalizing white people in general. What a racist pig.

  • abner.malema - 2012-11-28 18:11

    Emotions don't help in politics. He need to accept defeat and be a man. Attacking people who supported u does not help, but he will be isolated, and remain with nobody

  • magogodale.mulalo1 - 2012-11-28 18:14

    Thnx changed betwen juju n lamola..... Lamola he wnt zuma n dat wil b clear nt so long

  • lunga.matsikechangu - 2012-11-28 18:18

    U are still fighting a war,u sound like zim or u are getting directive there.

  • lebogang.mochwari - 2012-11-28 18:21

    Populist tendencies will never see the light of day,an individual will never be bigger than an organisation.

  • lebogang.mochwari - 2012-11-28 18:21

    Populist tendencies will never see the light of day,an individual will never be bigger than an organisation.

  • lebogang.mochwari - 2012-11-28 18:21

    Populist tendencies will never see the light of day,an individual will never be bigger than an organisation.

  • chris.rama.18 - 2012-11-28 18:24

    not shivhambu a staunch supporter of juju. Now you are a middle man, please do not betray juju. You are not a saint.

  • tnmunyai - 2012-11-28 18:28

    it seems as Lamula is becoming more vigilant and matured. in anc we need the youth who are more patriotic. we dont want to see this country to be like most of african countries. we must be very concious when we solve the problems of this country. Lamula i salute you. be yourself. dont be misled. malema was driving the country to a wrong direction.

  • ronny.mathebula - 2012-11-28 18:28

    ancyl have no case to answer in court lol well said lamola i dont have time to play i better clean my garden than going to court to support malema. He is neither a member of the ancyl nor anc bt he is attacking our leader or may he is confused u wil never know

  • muzi.myeni - 2012-11-28 18:28

    Watching the circus unfolding! Interesting times in SA politics!!!!!!!!!!

  • ronny.mathebula - 2012-11-28 18:29

    ancyl have no case to answer in court lol well said lamola i dont have time to play i better clean my garden than going to court to support malema. He is neither a member of the ancyl nor anc bt he is attacking our leader or may he is confused u wil never know

  • ronny.mathebula - 2012-11-28 18:29

    ancyl have no case to answer in court lol well said lamola i dont have time to play i better clean my garden than going to court to support malema. He is neither a member of the ancyl nor anc bt he is attacking our leader or may he is confused u wil never know

  • morwamotho.selebi - 2012-11-28 18:39

    How did a carpenter become the leader of a qualified lamola (lawyer)

      Gorden Norman - 2012-11-28 19:19

      This is SA you buy any qualification unless you are a big knob in the anc then its given to you free for MAHALA

  • JohnDough - 2012-11-28 18:48

    The sandpit is getting to small for the Nappy Brigade....lol.

  • altus.kirsten - 2012-11-28 19:00

    Like two little school boys...bloody agents.

  • alexia.gambino - 2012-11-28 19:17

    Shame, they just cannot help themselves. Peanuts for brains!

  • simon.mwando - 2012-11-28 19:18

    Seems like lamola is seeing e light!

  • nonhlanhla.sithole.73 - 2012-11-28 19:18

    juju is noboby in ANC. so shut up idiot! go to school.

  • nkanyiso.dlamini.7 - 2012-11-28 19:21

    Malema thinks we to any youthish comments that he makes, this is a democractic country, whatever happens in Magaung would be becoz of the majority. Does he really need for the country to down in drain, investers moving away, the economy going into flames. He thinks like a child that he is. Already we have lost a lot of money on investments due to the recent strikes, nw wht more does he know about the 'good for the people'.

  • 75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-11-28 20:20

    Shivhambu pls tell the nation who the enemy u r refering to is, or just tell me maybe i am the only person confused here.

  • TsietsiMaruping - 2012-11-28 20:22

    Typical people who are power hungry. They never let go and they see themselves as the only solution to every problem. "What commdder in Chief?

  • servaas.hofmeyr - 2012-11-28 20:36

    Economic freedom in this life time, good idea but it is not going to happen if you want to take it from the one to give to the other, it will however work if you say education to economic participation. Make sure all the schools have books, teachers are patriotic enough to better themselves so that their pupils pass metric. In stead of husseling or sitting around waiting for some BEE windfall you improve your general knowledge by reading the newspaper and improving your english so that when that job comes past that you can actually do it. Stop voting in corrupt friends and family they pilver away your economic freedom!! Servaas Hofmeyr

  • nhlakaniphog1 - 2012-11-28 20:51

    Forces of change must not collapse before Mangaung. Let these young boys listen to king Malema their master

  • lephans.lufuno - 2012-11-28 21:06

    Who is julius to dictate wat needs to be said and done in ancyl? He is nobody and apart from being nobody he think by heart not by brain. How can he say something like that? U can tell dat de guy is nothing but clueless idiot. I loose a respect 4 him.

  • nonofo.marokemosimege - 2012-11-28 21:10

    Lamola must know that he the president now so he must not listen to expeled fat boy.But draw a program and run ancylc himself.Please listern to Anc elders and use ur brain the boss is gone for ever.no tenders no pay.Zuma will come after mangaung. with cyrial

  • mpho.ndivhediane - 2012-11-28 21:23

    We are not surprised by the ex-member of ANC Julius Malema on attacking everybody we all know that he is sicking political love back,and i urge media not to entertain nonsense of this juju thing

  • tiyani.ben - 2012-11-29 16:08

    Malema cannot be trusted and i hope Mr deputy President is seeng how stupid is this Josias Malenga, the guy cannot stand someone who is opposed to him

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