YCL scoffs at Zuma no-confidence move

2012-11-09 17:00

Johannesburg - The Young Communist League (YCL) scoffed at the notice of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma made by the DA in Parliament on Thursday.

"We are scandalised by the attempt by the Democratic Alliance and their friends to table an unprecedented motion of no confidence to oust the incumbent," YCL spokesperson Khaya Xaba said.

"This action is frivolous and unnecessary. Parliament should be focusing on more pressing matters that will culminate in increased service delivery and improve the lives to our communities rather than entertaining publicity stunts by liberals and disgruntled dissidents like Mosiuoa Lekota of Cope," he said.

The YCL retained its "confidence" in Zuma and his administration's leadership.

"We would like to assure our people that there is order in the alliance and there is no need to be worried about this latest attack."

The "forgotten parties" which had joined the DA in its motion should rather focus on their "dwindling membership", the YCL said.

On Thursday, leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Lindiwe Mazibuko said the motion had been brought on the grounds "that under his [Zuma's] leadership the justice system has been politicised and weakened; corruption has spiralled out of control; unemployment continues to increase; the economy is weakening; and the right of access to quality education has been violated".

The motion was "mandated" by eight opposition parties: the African Christian Democratic Party, the Azanian People's Organisation, the Congress of the People, the DA, the Freedom Front Plus, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the United Christian Democratic Party, and the United Democratic Movement.

It was brought in terms of Section 102 of the Constitution.

This section states that "if the National Assembly, by a vote supported by a majority of its members, passes a motion of no confidence in the president, the president and other members of Cabinet and any deputy ministers must resign".

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota said the opposition parties were seeking a "secret ballot" on the matter in the House.

The ANC called it "silly".

Also on Thursday, ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga gave notice of an ANC motion proposing that the Assembly "reaffirm its full confidence in the able leadership of President Jacob Zuma".

  • daleinn - 2012-11-09 17:17

    why no comment from the the YCL the new adoptive youth leave?

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-11-09 18:12

      YCL have scoffed, what, all 50 of them? Who cares what they think or do, they are a non entity that if not for the ANC would have vanished years ago. Communism is dead, even China figured that one out.

  • pierre.walt - 2012-11-09 17:23

    Order in the alliance. You are part of the complete ANC useless smoked dagga and tik. Get a life stupid.

  • tsietsi.mshengu - 2012-11-09 17:25

    You must be a fool to have confidence in Zuma.

  • patrick.mettle.7 - 2012-11-09 17:28

    Forgotten parties, please. I would love to see a separate gathering of the ANC and communist party. The supporters change Tshirts depending on where the booze is. And seeing that the motion is a democratic process, surely you have no comment.

  • jackey.moss - 2012-11-09 17:29

    SACP talking about "dwindling membership" , Talk about a kettle calling a pot black....

  • nghamula.mdunwazi - 2012-11-09 17:29

    It seems as to defend is your daily bread comrade.

  • chris.potgieter.73 - 2012-11-09 17:29

    Ah well then the YCL says "The "forgotten parties" which had joined the DA in its motion should rather focus on their "dwindling membership", the YCL said." and they do so from their platform of growth over the last few years of course nĂȘ? Wonder why they belong to a defunct immoral organization today still? Light bulb just went on and said it has something to do with the fact that some of them will become MLG, MPP and MP's should they continue to support a failed government that never could transform from a Freedom Movement to one of government. It's for the money is it not YCL?

  • maokeng.mankge - 2012-11-09 17:31

    Public stunt by YCL who are you..YCL should b focusing on issues affecting youth not sticking their nose where it dsnt belong..Stupid enough to be trusting a useless criminal.

  • maokeng.mankge - 2012-11-09 17:35

    Who are u YCL u seeking attention,stop sticking ur stupid nose were it dsnt belong.We are not dng any1 favor but had enuf of a useless leader u elected at Polokwane.You must b blind 2 support a criminal..Take ur useless statement 2 d nearest hell

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-09 17:48

      maokeng, these kids do not understand what their liberation cost this country. After all that struggle and dying we are left with Blade, Zuma, Tokyo, Guptas, banks, big business screwing us and on etc. why is that they do not understand that being scr*w*d by our past, present and our future . We cannot continue being bled this way

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-09 17:48

      maokeng, these kids do not understand what their liberation cost this country. After all that struggle and dying we are left with Blade, Zuma, Tokyo, Guptas, banks, big business screwing us and on etc. why is that they do not understand that being scr*w*d by our past, present and our future . We cannot continue being bled this way

  • donovan.senus - 2012-11-09 17:40

    Mr Shower head is an embarrassment to the country. I'm to ashamed to call him my president. He's done absolutely nothing for the people of South Africa. He's the laughing stock of politics here

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-11-09 17:42

    Unprecedented? Why, it's been used before and is standard practice.

  • daniel.rossouw1 - 2012-11-09 17:43

    An obvious comment. They can't bite the hand that feeds them. They're like the friend of a bully that's always in the background but on their own they are useless. They need the bully.

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-11-09 17:46

    Yeah well, the corrupt will brown-nose to protect their jobs so they can steal a little longer..

  • - 2012-11-09 17:48

    There are none so blind as those who will not see.... time we had a united opposing alliance to ruffle the feathers and shock the very existence of the ANC and what it has become - a political party from the dark ages only fit to rule Neanderthal Man....

      ed.jacobs.50 - 2012-11-09 18:39

      If Prez Zuma is not held accountable for the alleged R250000000 public Rc minus R10M spent on the Nkandla compounded dwelling, how can we fire a tea girl for stealing R28 worth of coffee? Standards, ethics, moral values and responsibility: Surely, the leader of a party and our country should be exemplary and not laughing stock?

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-11-09 17:52

    The ANC and Communists thinks the whole CONSTITUTION is SILLY, and LAW and ORDER is the people's capitalist agenda to eddle with their rights to loot taxpayers' money.

  • - 2012-11-09 18:07

    Shame, they are a bunch of confused and brainwashed idiots. Are there any communistic countries left in the world? The fact that they support Zuma and they are proved idiots says alot of whom they are supporting!

  • themba.thwala.775 - 2012-11-09 18:17

    The leeches who cannot amass enough political support on their own to ride on the gravy train just have to kiss showerhead's bottoms in order to remain on the gravy train. No surprises there

  • Rhulani - 2012-11-09 18:23

    Ycl is a puppet league, they can't make decisions on their own, infact they must keep queit....

  • JamesMWood - 2012-11-09 18:23

    Yeesh did he really just put able and leadership in the same sentance? Wow, truly I am amazed!

  • fanie.gerber1972 - 2012-11-09 18:33

    Damn you used a dictionary - some big words there, and British English grammar, but it is no use - paint a turd gold and it is shiny but still a turd

  • mammudi.makgaleng.3 - 2012-11-09 18:45

    Khaya Xaba u r YCL not ANCYL. Don't forget your standing Mr. That issue should be raised by ANCYL. But probably they won't because am 100% sure that they regret their decision of putting Shower head as President. They also don't have confidence in him. And believe me this gonna be a tough decision 4 ANC to get rid of Zoom Zoom if they want to save ANC.

  • Ntutu Dlova - 2012-11-09 18:47

    Im not a DA member, but i support the no confidence notion on Zuma. ANC better wake up,we are tired of this sh...t. You have forgotten who put you there. idiots

      harold.parsons.37 - 2012-11-09 18:58

      The ANC wont wake up they are in a comfort zone believing they are always right just like old PW Botha,s party. The ANC is lead by dictator and a fool

  • 0001000ghost - 2012-11-09 18:53

    lol! you guys are idiots. Youll never get anywhere, that is apparent.

  • JamesMWood - 2012-11-09 18:56

    Wasn't aware communists were permitted to have opinions.

  • mxeki.maduvula - 2012-11-09 19:10

    To hell with ycl x100!

  • delelani - 2012-11-10 05:13

    If you want to rule, win the elections, don't use motions!

  • quwyn.dray - 2012-11-10 07:19

    Who are the Young & Confused League, ive never heard of them before.

  • clivegoss - 2012-11-10 07:41

    "Able leadership"? The birdbrain actually believes that !!

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-11-13 08:09

    A doctor from Israel says: "In Israel our medicine is so advanced, we cut off a man's testicles, put them into another man and in 6 weeks he's looking for work." The German doctor comments: "That's nothing, in Germany we take part of the brain from a person, put it into another person's head and in 4 weeks he's looking for work." A Russian doctor says: "That's nothing either. In Russia we take out half of the heart from a person, put it into another person's chest and in 2 weeks he's looking for work." The S.A. doctor answers immediately: "That's nothing my colleagues, you are way behind us. In South Africa, about a year ago, we grabbed a person with no brains, no heart and no balls. We made him President of South Africa and now - the entire country is looking for work!!"

  • collen.mohale.58 - 2012-11-14 23:01

    Lindiwe Mazibuko is pre-mature and politically silly, did you know under your leadership of DA black people Mzansi hates DA Campaigns in towns and villages of South Africa. About JZ we knows not everyone get pleased with his leadership style, we need him for 2nd-term is South Africa.

  • Freda Adams - 2015-07-25 19:26

    Was Mr Thank Mbeki not removed by the ANC with a no - confidence move. What is your comment on that move? Would like to know more.

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