YCL supports Zuma on Shiceka

2011-09-25 22:34

Johannesburg - The Young Communist League of SA said on Sunday it supported President Jacob Zuma's decision to act on the conduct of Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sicelo Shiceka.

"This is a sign of commitment from the president and Cabinet to act on any matter, whether alleged or factual, around corruption," the YCL said in a statement following a plenary session of the league's national congress committee in Braamfontein.

Shiceka was implicated in a provisional report submitted by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela last week.

He had allegedly spent R355 000 to visit a girlfriend in a Swiss jail, R640 000 to stay in a luxury hotel in Cape Town and more than R160 000 on plane tickets for his family.

In two previous reports, Madonsela found General Bheki Cele and Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde had acted improperly in signing a controversial lease for police headquarters.

A discussion on the role of the judiciary in South Africa was needed, said the YCL.

"We cannot have an independent judiciary in a class divided society, worse still, such purported and implied, independent judiciary expresses views on the discourse and political shape of the country," the committee said.

However, it supported the ANC's decision to challenge the court ruling on the song "Ddubul 'ibhunu".

Regarding unemployment, the YCL expressed concern at the ratio of funds channelled towards infrastructure development and the number of jobs which would be created.

The national committee expressed shock and disappointment at South Africa's decision to grant a bailout to Swaziland, as this money would be used to sustain the royal family's lavish lifestyle while the Swazi people continued to live in abject poverty.

Because the working class is most affected by climate change, the league also vowed that it would "fully participate" in the Conference of the Parties to be held in Durban later this year.

The YCL said it would recruit 1% of South Africa's 19 million youth by 2014.

  • BigMoose - 2011-09-25 22:54

    Fire him.

      Rolie - 2011-09-26 06:03


      Ian - 2011-09-26 07:44

      i would rather go the hell with the DA than starve with your association of national criminals

      OnlyAsking - 2011-09-26 10:55

      Communism dead? Which continent are you writing from?

      SeptiSceptic - 2011-09-26 11:02

      'Democratic Alliance', Rolie? A bowel by any other name, would smell as foul...

  • BigMoose - 2011-09-25 22:58

    The YCL says it will recruit 1,9 million youth by 2014. Recruitment without employment means nothing.

      Goofster - 2011-09-26 06:45

      1% of 19 mil is 190,000

      patch - 2011-09-26 06:49

      1% of 19 million is 190 000. And they aren't recruiting to employ. They're recruiting for power. ANCYL has about 300 000 - 600 000 (depending on who you believe). That's the benchmark.

      daaivark - 2011-09-26 07:01

      Of course they aren't recruiting to employ. That statement is a complete red herring. They are a political organisation, and like the ANCYL are really only a portion of the SACP, without even the "legitimacy" of being a full-fledged party.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-09-25 23:24

    Both Shiceka and pimp-cele should never have been employed by comrade Jacob. Saying that,half of his corrupt-greedy-incompetent government doesn't belong there -- including Jacob himself

      allie - 2011-09-26 07:44

      These crooks should forfeit their pensionmoney and pay back what they have stolen,but their gangster bosses will probably send them off with a golden handshake.

  • nozukol - 2011-09-25 23:28

    There is a lot that he is supposed to be looking at and doing. What makes him take so long to make a decision. something fishy..........

  • steevebiko - 2011-09-26 00:15

    SOS demonstrations for civil rights of Negro Mauritanian severely repressed in the south. the army is deployed in the city Kaedi. the Mauritanian government has instituted a new law to deprive Africans of their nationality. To prove their nationality Africans must be able to recite verses from the Quran or speak Arabic. In 1989 a severe repression hit the African community and many were killed or deported. The Mauritanian state has a policy of forced Arabization to what resists the African community autochnone. Mauritania is a country where slavery is still practiced by the Arab minority in power on the African populatyion. Help us to denounce this segregation which reminds us the recent history of South Africa SOS.

      patch - 2011-09-26 06:55

      Ask Julius for help. He's an expert when it comes to dealing with the oppressors (and land ownership). He'll even write you a song. Kill the Arab maybe. Because it's okay to say that...

  • rsheen1 - 2011-09-26 03:38

    recruit 19 million youth by 2014, will these youth be educated? whatever? yeah and all people were supposed to be housed by 2000.

      daaivark - 2011-09-26 07:03

      1% of 19million. Very clearly stated. So best not talk too loudly about education.

  • Succubus - 2011-09-26 05:57

    YCL, ANCYL? Whats with all these children's political parties. Where are all the political parties for grown ups. You'd think our country is run by kids or something.

      allie - 2011-09-26 07:52

      The grownups are busy running the moneymaking schemes.

  • Lekgwakgwa - 2011-09-26 07:13

    Zuma take long before he act on corruption that show he is not good leader to lead the country, leader take action before people the end trust from him.

  • Peek - 2011-09-26 07:29

    "We cannot have an independent judiciary" ... WTF !

  • Ian - 2011-09-26 07:43


  • Jou - 2011-09-26 07:44

    Calling yourselfvCommunist league is like calling your Nissan a Datsun. Move on chaps. communism is DEAD!

  • Vince York - 2011-09-26 07:46

    WHAT ARE THE OTHER YOUTH LEAGUES SAYING? THEY ARE WHO ARE IMPORTANT and not this lying scheming bunch of thieving revolting racist ANC entitled extremist fascists

  • beicime - 2011-09-26 07:59

    The kind of public funds abuse that cannot be ignored. A minister must keep in mind that he or she is do not own the country's funds.

  • AndV - 2011-09-26 09:07

    Shiceka your fool!

  • Whitey - 2011-09-26 10:39

    What an absolute hooligan and unfortunately he is not the only one in the cabinet!!!

  • Jillian - 2011-09-26 11:29

    Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper. -- Larry Flynt

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