Youth League belongs to ANC: Zuma

2012-05-11 16:26

Newcastle - Any organisation formed by the African National Congress belonged to the party and it would have the final word on it, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

He told the ANC's KwaZulu-Natal congress in Newcastle the party had formed various organisations over the years, including the ANC Women's League, Umkhonto we Sizwe, and the youth league.

"There are many other youth leagues.... but this one belongs to the ANC. The fact stands: This is the ANC's youth league and the ANC has the final word."

Zuma said even the organisation's armed wing Umkhonto we Sizwe had remained subservient to the ANC during the armed struggle.

Focusing on discipline, he urged the party's KwaZulu-Natal members not to become arrogant because of the province's strength within the ruling party.

Set an example

"Being a leading ANC province comes with many challenges. Behave in a manner which is not factional... Behave in a manner devoid of any arrogance because of your strength."

Zuma said the province needed to set an example for the rest of the ANC.

"Other provinces will be looking at this province on issues affecting the ANC... the province must lead by example."

KwaZulu-Natal, Zuma's home province and biggest support base, is the ANC's strongest province with 252 668 members.

Zuma called on delegates to focus on the party's policies during the weekend congress, and how to put them into practice - not on the succession debate.

"I am looking forward to a conference that is going to discuss [policy] documents rather than discuss leadership."

Thunderous welcome

He said the ANC was capable of selecting great leaders when the time came, and the fact that the party had two - Albert Luthuli and Nelson Mandela - who had been awarded the Nobel Peace prize, proved this point.

Zuma received rousing applause at the end of his speech.

He arrived to a thunderous welcome. As Zuma walked towards the stage, accompanied by provincial chairperson Zweli Mkhize and Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale, the crowd roared his name and stomped their feet.

"Zuma, Zuma, Zuma," reverberated around the Newcastle Show Hall. Delegates sang songs to voice their support for him.

Suspended police commissioner Bheki Cele arrived to a warm greeting on Friday. As he walked through the crowd delegates chanted "Ndosi", his clan name.

Transport minister and national executive committee member, Sbu Ndebele, and NEC member Bathabile Dlamini also attended.

  • Stefaans - 2012-05-11 16:51

    Dear Mr ZOOOMA, The ANC belongs to the Youth league, and not the way you wish. Your time is running out, and the fuses are getting shorter by the day. Enjoy....before the ........BANG!!!

      Adam - 2012-05-12 08:06

      Is the youth league an asset or a liability?. SURELY THE anc WOULD NOT LAY CLAIM TO THIS BODY IF IT HAD COMMON SENSE.

  • Gee - 2012-05-11 17:01

    Tick -toc your time is running out mr jakob. Your children are getting fed up with you. And suddenly a vivid image of ghadaffi surrounded by angry children springs to mind.

  • gift.moyo.52 - 2012-05-11 17:03

    Home ground advantage. At the moment, the YL seems to belong to Malema and not the ANC. The YL comes out in the media and says "the ANC must do a,b,c, etc" Are they a pressure group? Are they disempowered that cant come out and say "we the YL have done a,b,c for the youth" The ANC and the YL need to redifine their relationship to take into account that they are a ruling party and have a lot of work to do running the country one way or the other. The squabbling is embarassing.

  • Claudio - 2012-05-11 17:19

    Did Zuma say - ' lead by example and do not be arrogant?' Not sure which example the youth league must follow. The main body is arrogant, leaderless, corrupt and inept. Actually that explains a lot about whom the youth league - and Malema in particular - has been following!

  • Phelamanga - 2012-05-11 17:29

    The ANCYL put Zuma in the position he holds. He belongs to Malema.

  • Glyn - 2012-05-11 17:33

    Sounds like the Zulufication of the anc!

  • martin.sei - 2012-05-11 17:40

    U tribalist

  • martin.sei - 2012-05-11 17:41

    U tribalist

      Kolobe - 2012-05-11 18:25

      kzn only supported the anc after there was a zulu at the helm

      Lwazi Sibiya - 2012-05-11 18:35

      @kolobe, so the luthulis,dubes, founders of anc were from the moon. Lol to yo twisted history

      Kolobe - 2012-05-11 19:17

      Lwazi you know ifp was running kzn till zuma took over

  • Nockx - 2012-05-11 17:42

    After such a long time... Wow at last some sense from jz. Why didnt u start with this?.... Sorry to the used condom malema.

  • rowen.loretz - 2012-05-11 17:47

    Malema is no longer....NOW move on. Zuma is in charge now!

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-05-11 17:56

    Zuma is an imbecile to say the least.Only his 100m que of his wives,mdluli,sheik and the other hyena comrades takes him seriously.To us the rest,he is just a popye.

      WhiteNut - 2012-05-11 18:37

      You are a fool

      xulu.bhakabhaka - 2012-05-11 18:56

      U r a fool wit no foolstop lol \us\ who's wit u on da idiots crew?

  • Dennis - 2012-05-11 17:57

    How is it our great president can stand on a podium ad spout so called policy, and then not be able to implement it. Who are the puppeteers behind this puppet as it is evident he has lost control of everything. Idiots like Malema seem to feel they are already the new elect and will govern the country with the youth. When are people going to wake up and smell the roses. Where are we going as the ship has lost it rudder. If something doesn't happen soon we are destined to hit the Zimbabwe ice berg and follow them to the depths of gloom. When will the people of SA stop bickering about so called racial issues and face the reality. We are out of control and sinking fast.

      Piesangstaat - 2012-05-12 06:10

      THe curse of the new SA. Lots of talk, no skills to turn it into action.

  • Thabang - 2012-05-11 18:00

    I wish msholozi could practice what he preaches!!

  • promise.ozuzu - 2012-05-11 18:00

    My lovely Mr JZ, you are talking like your son Mr Juju , if you say the YL belong to the ANC, but why are they doing there thing? Pls it's time to do the work, stop doing the talk!

  • howard.komati - 2012-05-11 18:07

    The President is right indeed the youth league belongs to the ANC nt to individuals bent on destroying it. The are people who think they own the organisation and its good tht his home-town has welcome him wth open arms. Juju is welcomed in 8 provinces without fear cos we lv and support him.

      Honest - 2012-05-13 12:11

      Pesonally I think the pronouncements made in the YL whether for or against Julius now need to be tested at a General Council/ Congress of the ANC YL. It is sometimes good to from time to time , go back to the people that elected you and find out if they still support the positions you are taking .The YL needs to go back to the branches now , Bayosabela futhi beve bathini abantu ababenyula to the positions abakuzo.Wise leaders always go back and check if the mandate is still standing. Pule Mabe is pushed out for supposedly misusing YL funds ,"REALLY" . I smell a rat , he is also supposedly being tipped as a replacement for Juju , what a coincidence that he is now misusing funds and has been stripped of his duties as Treasure general. Not afforded a hearing , the man did not face disciplinary action , did not make presentation against charges aginst him , SIMPLY stripped of his position and duties . I chanllenge YL members on this forum to tell us more about these developments in the YL. WHY is Mabe being removed , the real reasons now please. Isn`t this the same thing they are supposedly against in the Julius Malema case ?

  • mica.gogome - 2012-05-11 18:15

    Anc belongs to Zuma?says the YL?or Yl belongs to Anc?Eih eih eih poeples I love my Anc,i like Zuma but this time around i feel like my anc is been taken away from me.I sense a strong replacement of Ifp.

  • mica.gogome - 2012-05-11 18:18

    Actually i sense a name replacement.

  • Christopher - 2012-05-11 18:28

    Anc nd Ancyl in kwazulu natal r united cos they lead by zuluman\Zuma\.if di leadership of the ANC will change in December they will run away 4m the organization.This youth league nd mother body in KZN don't want 2be under other tribe like mapedi,maxhoza etc

  • andrew.arnesen - 2012-05-11 18:35

    Yeah, and they sang glory to Hitler as well...

  • WhiteNut - 2012-05-11 18:43

    The province has always shown maturity, it has less service delivery protest because of better provincial government. And the fact there are 4 main political parties competing in the province. Viva African National Congress Viva!

      ivan.matshaba1 - 2012-05-11 23:03


      Sam - 2012-05-13 14:07

      well said, a province led by Dr , what can you expect from Malema and Mathale mcxxm

  • xulu.bhakabhaka - 2012-05-11 19:10

    S.A politics r starting to becm lyk a battle of provinces n thus making our enemies, as South Africans we shuld unite Mr.J Zuma n Mr.Malema shuld sattle their issues n stop draggin the hole S.A in it

  • collen.masetla - 2012-05-11 19:15

    This useless president. He thinks he is smart. He must never miscalculate that useless applause he received, it was for obvious reasons. I would feel and fear his power if he was elected unopposed like President Julius Malema. \r\n\r\nHe now say they must lead by example, example of tribalism? He don't know what is coming his way. People are even less interested to comment on what he said, they are fed up.

  • WhiteNut - 2012-05-11 20:14

    The Veteran, Comrade Jacob G Zuma for 2nd and 3rd TERMS! Amandla! Haters must go hang

      Adam - 2012-05-12 08:10

      WhiteNut -the ruling party of any country represents the electorate. The anc are incompetent and corrupt. The anc voters are mainly black. Therefore.............

  • Donald.rodrigues.matlala - 2012-05-11 20:44

    kzn s full of oppotunists if zuma loses power dey r going back 2 wher dey belong IFP(tribalist)

      Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-05-12 14:45

      Wana bet?

  • ndlovu.bhekinkosi - 2012-05-11 22:33

    i do understand that, but ANC must be careful when chosing their leaders ,, i dont think pple like malema were supposed to abuse the ANC part ,,,taking adavntage of it to gain popularity, in the first place there are so many pple in the part without leadership skills ,, tht is why ANC is kind of losing direction now!!!!

  • ivan.matshaba1 - 2012-05-11 23:13

    To my understanding, the youth league is an independent branch of the ANC, if not then there is no need for a Youth Leaugue!

  • jento.dayisi - 2012-05-11 23:40

    anc remains the mother body for all, finish and klar

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-12 01:17

    And so in this bright, shining democracy here is the head, body and even tail of feudalism. "We created you, therefore we can do with you what we will".

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  • ThaBob - 2012-05-12 08:28

    Luthuli.........MANdela............Mbeki...........ZZZZZZzzzzooomer 783 ! Progress not !!!!!!!

  • Sizwe - 2012-05-12 11:31

    Well Cde President

  • Antwahn - 2012-05-12 12:28

    From their perspective, I'm sure zoomer is right. In fact, he reckons the whole of SA belongs to them.

  • thapelo.devotion.mothibi - 2012-05-12 13:18

    Viva!!!! Tribalism vivaa!!!! Viva Amatribalist viva!!!!

  • onlineivan - 2012-05-23 18:11

    NOW is the time to focus on what we have in common. NOW is the time to share our gifts with each other. NOW is the time to listen to real people instead of the media. NOW is the time, the chance, our moment to be freeā€¦ and that can only be true if we are all together. There are no differences between us, only diversity. There is no Us and Them. There is only one as it has and always will be,. We only have the choice of realizing Unity or the Illusion of separation. We are one. NOW more than ever before.

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