Time to deal with ANCYL - Zuma

2012-12-21 13:23

Bloemfontein - It is time that the ANC sorts out the issues regarding the youth league, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

"They [ANC members] have not been happy with how the ANC Youth League has behaved," Zuma said at a The New Age breakfast in Bloemfontein.

"We are going to deal with the young people," he said.

The issue of the African National Congress Youth League had been discussed at the party's national conference.

A decision was taken that the ANC's new leadership would tackle the matter.

'A little bit naughty'

Zuma said there had been unhappiness with the way the ANCYL had behaved leading up to the disciplinary hearing of its former leader Julius Malema.

The league did not have a president at the moment. It was being led by deputy president Ronald Lamola.

It had also dissolved some of its structures, said Zuma.

Asked whether the ANC had failed the ANCYL, Zuma said "not at all".

"The fathers and mothers [ANC] have not failed the children [ANCYL].

"At a certain age they get a little bit naughty. That process to deal with your children is not an overnight thing. There is still some delinquency and there is a need to deal with that," said Zuma.

He said the ANC needed to make sure the ANCYL was corrected.

  • lucy.bush.9231 - 2012-12-21 13:31


      richard.hipkin - 2012-12-21 13:48

      A.K.A - what you WANT to hear.

      lownabester - 2012-12-21 13:57

      Please lower the age limit, How can people over 30 still be in the Youth legue??????

      fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-12-21 14:01

      Run JUJU, Run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      christopher.laurenz.5 - 2012-12-21 14:21

      There is still some delinquency and there is a need to deal with that," said Zuma. At the age of 25 and above if there is Delinquency in the anc , one needs to put them into a mental institution. They will not make the once respected anc party any more respectful. Discard these delinquent idiots once and for all.

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-12-21 16:09

      The ANC Useless League has caused this country irrepairable damage!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-21 16:35

      Stop having so many children and you will solve the problem... (I meant the ANC, but Zipper could take this advice too...)

      scouter.fourone - 2012-12-21 21:46

      Now this, is the side of African politics I really enjoy - you are well and truly shafted 'little one' ......

      John - 2012-12-23 00:40

      I think Zoomer watched the Godfather 1,2 and 3! He thinks he's Michael Corleone and he's busy taking out all his enemies. PS the ruling party leaders thinking themselves as parents and citizens as children is a huuuuuuge problem. It reflects exactly how they feel - prescriptive leaders of an ignorant mass. They do not view citizens as free thinking adult people.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-01 08:26

      Fathers and mothers and children? Is this politics or Unhappy Families?

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-12-21 13:33

    Fatboy is not a 'naughty child' - he is a psychopatic lunatic who needs to be locked away before he corrupts and destroys everything he touches, or shoots off his mouth about. He is like a feral dog that should be 'put down'.

      john.m.mcdowall - 2012-12-21 16:01

      Couldn't agree with you more. Fat Boy is a blight on society. PUT HIM DOWN(Painfully).

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-23 11:16

      Feral dogs can be gentled, tamed and helped. Julius Malema not so much. Or at all.

  • makarapakaplan - 2012-12-21 13:39

    When I see it I will believe it, until such time I don't!

      Willie - 2012-12-21 15:23

      If Zuma was not re elected would he still saythe same thing. I wonder

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-12-21 15:38

      Zuma is just talk-talk-talk without any action!!!

      john.m.mcdowall - 2012-12-21 16:03

      Sooooo correct.ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. Let's see some action showerhead!!!!

      john.m.mcdowall - 2012-12-21 16:04

      Time we went back to Dr Who and the Daleks. ELIMINATE!ELIMINATE!ELIMINATE!

  • piet.lombard.5 - 2012-12-21 13:47

    At last it hits the fan.......

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-12-21 13:48

    Talk is cheap... we hear the same things from the ANC over and over again. Seeing is believing!

  • butter.nut.37 - 2012-12-21 13:52

    now the old man is talking sense..........!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sexyfancyface - 2012-12-21 13:54

    Thanks Msholozi and I have a feeling your second term will be great...Deal with those morons you have our full support we are enough with the Limpopo gangsters and their cohorts..Believe me many are disgusted by their so called militant behaviour! Am behind your Msholozi weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

  • matsutle.aphane - 2012-12-21 13:57

    that action should have been tackled in 2007,because juju an (ancyl) the monster was fighting zuma's battle it was ignored, now because he is disrespecting jz he was fired an we now hear stories of discipline being taken in to consideration, cause now it better suet him(jz)u are misleading this ANC, foresure,

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-12-21 14:00

    Great, and if you could also look at fraud and corruption in Government, that would be great. There are a few other issues, but baby steps to start.

      jaydee - 2012-12-23 07:56

      Not just look; but DO/ or try to ERADICATE it and expel all those who are guilty of such criminal acts; including Zuma himself!!!

  • clive.kihn - 2012-12-21 14:01

    To hell with the youth league: tackle the country's problems first, starting with education, unemployment and corruption.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-12-21 14:15

      The ANC are going to be so busy fixing themselves that yet again the country will be ignored. So expect increasing corruption, unemployment and crime.

  • mlulami.dike - 2012-12-21 14:09

    The old man is on a gravy train and he now turns his back to those who put him into power.Nothing is better at all about this statement.He said absolute nothing when Malema attacked our "Xhosa" president and used to praise him with fancy words that Julius is is a ANCYL therefore he has to be radical and militant.But all I can say is that "Time Will Tell What's Gonna Happen"....

  • grace.murindiwachisimba - 2012-12-21 14:16

    Ooo yes! He was misconstrued and misquoted, Ithink he said, 'time to deal with aids,crime,poverty and poor education'.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-12-21 14:18

    talk about a delayed reaction - the next thing zuma's going to deal with is the kennedy assassination

      Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-21 14:32

      Are you serious Eterni80.....u made my day!

      samson.marambaushe - 2012-12-21 19:49

      Thanks for making me laugh out loud, at least for a moment I forgot about the ever increasing festive expenses, thanks Eterni80.

  • david.mnyungula - 2012-12-21 14:19

    ther's no truet in politics whn Malema insult Mbeki n others infever of Zuma he was gud cdr whn he turn 2 Zuma he was fired now he got his 2term so we cn abt them

  • ronny.mashigo.7 - 2012-12-21 14:19

    Well I agree they need discipline but during mbeki's time they didn't need one ? When they say we will fight for zuma n we will kill for zuma when hellen zille ask zuma to say something he said he has no say to youth league.yes malema needs more discipline so is zuma,how many more wife to marry in the next 7years

      joshua.kgorutle.1 - 2012-12-21 14:46

      mbeki was suppose 2 call ancyl 2 order

  • thembaelvis.mchunu - 2012-12-21 14:24

    Zuma said the ill discipline of the youth started in 2005,who was in charged and did not discipline them? The whole country youth is suffering bcoz of one province youth is very unfair.

  • Mbangiseni Tshedu Ncube - 2012-12-21 14:24


  • rowan.maulson - 2012-12-21 14:29

    So in essence, nothing will be done as is the norm with Jacob and his promises.

  • Mbuso Siera - 2012-12-21 14:29

    looking back the year 2012....Malema got a whole lot standing on their wonder so many farms were being sold at low rates.........nd Malema's appeal not being entertained, kicking off the table: wholesale nationalization of mines nd land distribution without compensating the owner got so many blue folks dancing nd celebrating as their children wealth's legacy was secured....

      asdhasgd - 2012-12-23 12:37

      I have no idea wtf you just said. USE GRAMMER!!

  • LishaMgq - 2012-12-21 14:29

    A case of the kettle calling the pot black. Like father like son dear msholozi problem is they have you as a role model and thats bringing out the worst in them. Youre infact also very very naughty so whos gonna deal with you?

      khethani.sompisi - 2012-12-21 15:34

      To u guys spcial LMgq let's tlk about criminal recrd u pointed to NXamalala no one found hm gilty nd dnt tk political fyt mks as a reality we knw politcs not those stupid commnt u writd here cnt afre to displn ur child cos u afre to he wl bck fai on u,Nd u ppl u tlkng like u were born in the derset dt were no mother and father nd malema is inthis immotion bcous of those hu stp it dwn the culture of the blks,as we are the young we need to hvng the real guidence

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-12-21 14:41

    The members are not happy with u either the new nec must deal with u your lawyer and Jiba first

  • joseph.maluleka.18 - 2012-12-21 14:47

    When the same behaviour; which Zuma now regards as unacceptable within ANC was to his (Zuma) advantage to topple the capable former president, Thabo Mbeki, it was OK with Zuma. Does the old man thinks that we are that stupid?

  • matthews.mankge - 2012-12-21 14:52

    Those that support Jakob at Mangaung 'must be dealt with like he did with the likes of Tokyo, Phosa, Mbalula and Mashatile. The leadership of dictatorship is back into power.

  • Touchy More - 2012-12-21 14:54

    yes, go on, get rid of anyone who disagree with you, i am sure Idi Amin started like this.

  • mica.gogome - 2012-12-21 14:54

    Why wait until u win elections?,i think you have to step down now as a matter of urgent to save my lovely ANC from furthure misery.That way anc will stand a better chance to win the next general election.Specially when we have MR Ramaphosa being a leader,not a deputy.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-12-21 14:54

    A little bit naughty?. Oh! my.

  • KCorsar - 2012-12-21 14:57

    focus should be on youth development; in a time when so many young people are struggling to gain employment now is when changes to the focus and core of the ANCYL are needed. Not political but economic grassroots development.

  • motleleng - 2012-12-21 15:35

    Deal with your son who's not paying his bills first...Jesus is coming in 2014 your days of corruption are over..

  • piet.matshipa - 2012-12-21 15:49

    Start with urself mr zuma then they will b okay coz u can't expact children to behave if their dad misbehave infront of them.

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-12-21 16:03

    Yeah Zuma...Like farther like son! you said it..! You don't behave, how do you expect your children to?

  • Ntobeko Gilman - 2012-12-21 16:15

    these Politrics kanjan they make me laugh wen the ANCYL was not behvng in Polokwane u ddnt c the need to dsciplne wats yo story now

  • matthews.magodiela - 2012-12-21 16:22

    President ZJ is officially endorsed our president and South Africans we need to put aside our wishes and face reality. He has the responsibility to attend to the problems of the organs of the Party and ANCYL is one of them. We need to deal with it that whether you are a member of an opposition party or a left hand within the organization ZJ is your president. Malema is an ancester in our politics and his time is over.

      sally.lewitt - 2012-12-22 01:22

      WRONG.. Some of us may vote and belong to the anc but why should we be forced to agree or even like him. Duh! I'm sure he's dealing with problems of the organs.. Lol!

      asdhasgd - 2012-12-23 12:38

      You guys voted in ANC, you deal with it while we laugh at you xD

  • sue.tyler.73 - 2012-12-21 16:31

    Naughty like children! They are all adult! I know kids they are better behaved. They are plain and simple a danger to our country and an embarressment to us older generation. They don't need discipline. They will not listen to anyone, every!!

  • phuti.hlabane - 2012-12-21 17:39

    He should start by stepping down first because under him SA is a mess,look at a corruption we have in most of the Dapartment.He can't even deal with his own financial problems ,how can he deal with poverty of millions?

      ntobeko.mhlongo - 2012-12-22 09:02

      Like when corruption was not a problem? corruption started to be problem when Thabo Mbeki was a president of this country with the likes of Sandile Majali, Saki Macozoma, Smuts Ngonyama to name the few... the so called BEE masters

  • margaret.pula1 - 2012-12-21 17:40

    That is a good step towards disciplining some delinquents in the ANC youth league

  • james.maile.10 - 2012-12-21 17:51

    Ahaa Mokone

  • hazelphumzile.mazibuko - 2012-12-21 18:09

    Whites maybe its time you rally behind Zuma. 1. He dealt with the Malema dragon decisively. Malema claim to fame was race baiting and populist economic rhetoric. When Malema started to go off message Zuma cracked the whip 2. He has steered the ANC away from dangerous nationalisation rhetoric 3. For all his supposed lack of education Zuma has shown that he is for responsible and pragmatic economics. His government has been fiscally responsible and SA has not been as affected by the global economic crisis as some of its peers. He has seen the importance of having business friendly figureslike Ramaphosa, Pravin Gordan, Tito Mboweni in his new leadership line up 4. He has said that ANC economic policy making will be around the National Development Plan which even the opposition has said is a good plan So whites - if you know whats good for you cut the guy some slack. Learn lessons from Zimbabwe

      gareth.flook - 2012-12-21 21:32

      Did u just say learn from zimbabwe? Do even have common sense? I doubt it.

      sally.lewitt - 2012-12-22 01:12

      Gareth, Yup, she said Zimbabwe. No brainer..

      asdhasgd - 2012-12-23 12:41

      xD bro i may be white but i'm not an idiot. The dumba55es vote ANC, the sensible and logical people vote DA and its as simple as that.

      morris.luambo - 2013-01-01 08:22

      And you that is the best south Africa can produce. SA has gone to the dogs period!

  • craig.thom.376 - 2012-12-21 18:11

    Children learn there habits from there parents!

  • patricia.zwane.39 - 2012-12-21 18:26

    We are going to deal with the young people, he said. Its time to deal with the presidentSouth Africans

      maite.edith.9 - 2013-01-06 16:59

      Let's not being fooled by him

  • hazelphumzile.mazibuko - 2012-12-21 18:28

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-21 19:15

      I wonder who whispered this in his ear: "Tell the delegates to drop Nationalisation." It must Cyril who is a mining boss and will swat any ANCYL flies coming near his mines

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-21 19:06

    Hazel I think you will find that a lot of blacks also want Z out... Why always make it about whites?. It does not change the fact that corruption is rife under his watch. How about Aurora, shining example of his family ethics.. Just because our banks have a conservative policy in place sometimes does not make Z a rocket scientist.. Hello.

  • samson.marambaushe - 2012-12-21 19:36

    Politics is indeed a dirty game, can't believe at one time Juju sang the ''kill for Zuma'' song.

      matthews.magodiela - 2012-12-22 11:34

      He became too comfortable and felt like he is untouchable. Malema lacked political timing and he is going to face the court case alone. No one will continue to support him anymore since his mission to destroy Zuma has failed.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2012-12-23 11:24

      matthews.magodiela, Malema lacked. Full stop.

  • lungelo.nsibande.7 - 2012-12-21 20:41

    Bitter Comments! Carry on with your bitterness. The young lions has cause pain to so many leaders, even in Mangaung. The idea of the forces of changed the young lions can not escape the blame. Its pain us to see comrades left to the NEC, because of being misled by the young lions. The thought they have a majority support, above branches. Hope they have learn a lesson. No one is above the ANC membership.

  • jimi.hendrikse - 2012-12-21 21:44

    When does the time come in SA when you are no longer a yoof? When I was a Yoof my momma told me that when I was 21, I was no longer a yoof and had to start looking after myself. In the ANC, you are an adult only when you have 5 wives, fathered 21 children you are aware of, and own a bush lodge worth 250mil.

  • chris.jikijela.1 - 2012-12-21 22:46

    There had been unheppines on the way Jacob Zuma behaves....

  • mzijimmym - 2012-12-22 03:54

    Thats good news. You should have done this long time ago!

  • mzondistanley - 2012-12-22 06:42

    True Mr President if you do not take action ANC NEC will be seen as weak and toothless!!

  • salack.mulweyi - 2012-12-22 09:24

    At last the thugs (anc top brass) have united in the eyes of the people: S A happily living citizens will protest against secrecy bill and Gwede the most stupid intellectual in the world will say "no the masses out there must be educated to understand that we as the government must hide most of our corruption so that these idiots will carry on voting for us until Sananda Emmanuel or Jesus come back......" and S A happily living citizens will protest of service delivery as usual and Zuma will " eh as government we need to deal with ill-discipline among these scumbags because they must understand that my Nkandla mall need a lot of investement for maintenance and renovations......failing which we will have to organize our local NATO called umkhonto wesizwe to force them to order, because that is the only way we can maintain piss and stability in the land. " And workers will protest for a slavery maintenance wage and Cyril will say: "shoot all the facars and replace them with another bunch since we have enough of the in the street corners...." Fasten you seat belts raimbow nation the dictators are here, don't complain bcos you will be shot dead and suvivers will be shot again.

      janemartin855 - 2013-01-01 19:04

      Oh you are so right.

  • musawakhe.ngubane - 2012-12-22 13:20

    Yes comrade President. We, as delegates of our 53rd National Conference, have given the ANC NEC mandate to deal with the issue of our disgraced ANCYL. We want to eliminate this misguided militancy. We grew from the ANC, no way in the history of our movement have we insulted our elected leadership. This is the first time with Julius Malema's led ANCYL. We will restore the genuine ANCYL, not these hooligans. The ANCYL was a preparatory school for the future ANC leaders, not an opposition to ANC like Malema has turned it to be. We want to get rid of all the rotten apples within our beloved movement. Forward to discipline in the ANC, forward! Amandla!

  • jenny.nel.100 - 2012-12-22 14:03

    Blah blah blah. If I had a rand for every time this man spoke drivel, I would be very rich. He talks but never does anything positive. He is too busy with inkandla and all his women to ever do anything for anyone but himself. He is the type of person that the ancyl is made of. A gutless disgrace, dragging the country onto its knees without a shred of remorse. Makes me sick.