Zille lays charges against ANCYL

2012-08-01 21:26

Johannesburg - Charges of intimidation were laid at a Cape Town police station on Wednesday against the ANCYL and others, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said.

This was prompted by a threat to make Cape Town and the province ungovernable.

"This afternoon, Mayor Patricia de Lille and I formally laid criminal complaints against the ANCYL [and four other organisations]... in relation to offences that have been committed, as outlined in the Intimidation Act of 1982," Zille said in a statement.

"This threat comes against the backdrop of a number violent service delivery protests that have taken place in the city in recent days."

On Friday, the Dullah Omar region of the African National Congress Youth League delivered a memorandum to the office of the premier on behalf of itself, the ANC, the ANC Women's League, the Cape Amalgamated Taxi Association and the Congress of Democratic Taxi Associations.

Zille said the memorandum contained a threat on the fifth page, which read: "We demand that the above-mentioned demands be positively responded to within seven working days. Failure to do so [and] the young people and the above-mentioned stakeholders will make this city and province ungovernable! Amandla!"

Zille's spokesperson Zak Mbhele said the organisations were protesting about a range of issues which included education, the youth wage subsidy, transport and land.

One of the demands was that Western Cape Community Safety MEC Dan Plato and Education MEC Donald Grant be fired because they were "useless".

Another demand was that land be expropriated so that low cost housing could be built, said Mbhele.

The protesters also demanded that instead of the city expanding its MyCiTi bus service, it should develop a programme to revitalise the taxi industry.

Zille said De Lille had also seen video footage of a protest on Monday on the corner of Landsdowne Road and Duinefontein Road.

"The footage clearly shows how the actions of protesters are being carefully marshalled and controlled by certain identifiable individuals," said Zille.

"The mayor will bring this footage to the attention of the Provincial [SA Police Services] Commissioner, General [Arno] Lamoer, when she meets with him on Friday this week."

  • Sharmay - 2012-08-01 21:35

    I wish someone would just disband the ANCYL. They are useless and ungovernable.

      PointBlank - 2012-08-01 21:41

      they cannot win the wc so they resort to terrorist activities. When the anc lose gauteng they will do the same, they are unable to govern so they'll destroy. What a disgusting crowd of thugs.

  • Boy - 2012-08-01 21:37

    ANCYL is a bunch of cowards

      Brad.Kopping - 2012-08-01 21:48

      No thumbs down today? Where all them trolls at?? xD

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-08-01 21:44

    The ANCYL is acting like a bunch of spoilt petulant children. They are uneducated and no more than bullies. Shame on you ANCYL!!

  • garth.hume - 2012-08-01 21:55

    They should rather disband the entire ANC. You cannot take a 'liberation movement' and put them into power. There is to much emotion and history there to ensure they govern effectively. They will never relinquish power, ie. uncle Bob.

  • kgosi.otimile - 2012-08-01 21:57

    Wrong leadership at the wrong time! Where are the intellectuals who can lead with integrity and quality? We have boardrooms and round tables in this country. Do we really still need any kind of this leadership style in the 21first century? We are being represented by cowards!!! Limpopo needs that protest not Western cape.

      Sige Gorabeb - 2012-08-01 23:33

      The fat boy province? U mean like toyi-toyi to loose weight? U kidding me.....LOL!

  • phila.kunene.355 - 2012-08-01 22:02

    Eish Helen ! What is wrong now ? Can you pls channel this your energy to something important otherwise you will loose focus. Patricia are you really a mayor or just some tool to get non white votes?

      press.enter.12 - 2012-08-02 00:42

      Well now - as the ANCYL do you go ahead and take actions that will simply validate the charges laid against you ?? - Catch22 idiots they call it . . .

      tshandazenzile - 2012-08-02 05:43

      At some stage Patricia was using the slogan, 'one settler one bullet', and went on to form her own party. She decided to 'sell' her party to become a mayor in Cape Town. That's when I lost respect for this iron lady.

      chris.cunning.14 - 2012-08-02 07:30

      @phila: So having food, water and electricty isn't important? How about people breaking your house and car? Not important? How about you channel some brain power into corruption, R2 billion rand jets that your leadership buys. How about putting your energy into understanding why only close friends and family of the ANC are rich.

      press.enter.12 - 2012-08-02 08:43

      @tshandazenzile - so you are arguing that we should still have a party that espouses the "one settler one bullet" ideology - rather than a party that evolved in the new political context to build our democracy and challenge the corrupt that cannot deliver ? . . . . now guess on which day we lost our respect for your ubuntu capabilities . . . .

      tshandazenzile - 2012-08-02 09:41

      @ press: the point I'm making there is that POLITICIANS are 'chameleons'.

  • lunga.swelindawo.9 - 2012-08-01 22:07

    freedom of speech only for insulting Pres Zuma .....ek sal onthou.

      dee.980 - 2012-08-01 23:56

      Talk is one thing. Painting offensive pictures is another thing. In a very different league is BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA bringing in vehicle loads of tyres in the dead of night, inciting riots, causing millions of rands damage to brand new lighting and road infrastructure for the poor communities, disrupting traffic and business - and delivering a childish letter demanding things that NO provincial govt (only central govt can do) - with threats of more acts of terrorism. You may call this ANCYL "Project Reclaim" freedom of speech. Thinking tax payers call it TERRORISM.

  • Goboza Mashaba - 2012-08-01 22:11

    Gogo Zille is really losing time she'll be pressing charges for blacks who dont want to vote for DA!

      elizma.brand - 2012-08-02 00:27

      OMW Goboza, jy het wragtig een helse skroef los in daai koppie van jou....eish!

      chris.cunning.14 - 2012-08-02 07:31

      OMG. No common sense at all. Pity our "new improved" education system isn't going to sort this out.

      Juanne-pierre De Abreu - 2012-08-02 07:46

      Yeah, because that's what it's about blacks. The colour of your skin. Maybe read the article first?

      Juanne-pierre De Abreu - 2012-08-02 07:49

      The black youth who blindly support this "Youth" league, you embarrass me. You are stupid and I am mortified to think that you are a fellow south African, in fact I cringe at the notion.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-02 08:23

      brainwashed Indlovu, shame

      oistar.tutu - 2012-08-02 09:19

      More black mentality from Goboza

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-02 10:04

      And Goboza goes full retard.

  • mantsho.tlali - 2012-08-01 22:17

    This is pure racism, this stupid people cannot protest about Motshekga and Nathi Mthwetwa and finally Zuma.buch of criminals, ANCYL criminals who dont think about tommorrow, ANC is losing support so be careful.

  • robes.spear - 2012-08-01 22:35

    Normal ANC story.... if its working they try and break it.

  • anthony.richardson.961 - 2012-08-01 22:38

    At least the DAYL don't go around threatening to make the ANC controlled Metro's ungovernable, the ANC do a pretty good job of that all by themselves!!

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-08-01 22:49

    It's what the ANCYL are good at,Western cape province is not for Helen zille you bunch of idiots it belongs to south Africa just as the rest of other provinces across south Africa, so if ANCYL threatens zille about making the Western cape ungovernable because a white woman is political in charge of that province they should start in KWAZULU NATAL first because it's full of tribalists who thinks their tribe is better than other south African tribes.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-02 10:05

      100% - just look a PMB to see tribalism at work!!

  • masenamarcmcnamara.lebea - 2012-08-01 23:28

    I don't condone ANCYL actions. But Zille n de lille r smoking a piece of pipe. You can't always run to coury when ppl protest n choose to be out of order. At least sort out the real issues n tht a way of dealing with ancyl.

      tobydt - 2012-08-01 23:41

      Apart from taking the YL kiddies, putting them over your lap and beating the $h17 out of them, how else do you deal with them?

      dee.980 - 2012-08-02 00:14

      Do you know the FACTS of the latest destruction in W.Cape??? : 1. People settled on PRIVATE piece of land - where the W.Cape has NO authority to supply services. 2. Despite this - lighting and some other basic services were provided to the people there whilst trying to sort the 'squatter' legal problem out. 2. Eventually, after a LONG legal battle - W.CAPE MUNICIPALITY BOUGHT THE LAND - so that they could start ptoviding services. The transfer went through JUST LAST WEEK. 3. As recently as 10 days ago - De Lille had meetings with the community leaders - communicating fully the plans for this settlement. 4. NOT 1 WEEK LATER - ANC 'Project Reclaim' climbs in - and causes havoc, with destruction of millions of rands lighting etc - and these ANCYL cretins deliver their childish letter of 'WE DEMAND WE DEMAND WE DEMAND' ... (although 'we' never did a days work as tax payers ever in our lives!!!). Do you think any citizen should have respect for either ANC who are the 'parents' - or these tsotsis in ANCYL - who are STUPID ENOUGH to get caught on camera - AND publically state they intend making W.Cape 'ungovernable' - because it is DA run??? What sort of movement has the one proud nation building ANC desintegrated into? TODAY IT DISGUSTS ME!!!!

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-02 08:00

      @ masenamar.....have the ANC sorted out the open toilets in Viljeonskroon yet??, there was a court order for this to be done my March 2011, the DA closed all their toilets, even after the ANCYL thugs smashed them down & intimidated township residents, has the ANC delivered books to Limpopo schools yet???, no despite being ordered by the Gauteng high court to do so by 27 June, its now August....the DA have delivered all the books to Western Cape Schools, talk F**g sense man, dont come here and point fingers at the DA, when the "ruling" party is not even obeying court orders to educate its own people, never mind others

      masenamarcmcnamara.lebea - 2012-08-02 08:18

      If DA is serious abt being in the government, it must expect protests. thts is wht we call democracy. Unfortunately there r ppl who just comment for the fun of it. There protests in every democracy. In Europe the protest turn more violence thn this. Unfortunately most ppl comment with skin and brains.\r\n\r\nANC is an official opposition in WC. DA protested in Limpopo few weeks back, noone complained. Now because is ANC, you hear courts threats\r\n\r\nProtest r here to stay, deal with it

      mikenortje - 2012-08-02 09:29

      @ masenamarcmcnamara.lebea - You may protest it is you right, however you may not intimidate ppl to join and you may not destroy property,if you do expect the DA or ANC for that matter to take you to court - now deal with that!

  • johnathon.masters - 2012-08-02 00:07

    Helen, the ANC are green with envy at the fantastic job you are doing in running the Western Cape. The ANC are peeved at the continuous comparison between how well you are governing and keeping your administration efficient and clean, while they have horrendously failed in every single Province under ANC control, hence the dispatch of their Mafia arm, the ANCYL, to try and stir up revolution, disorder, vandalism, anarchy & endless service delivery protests, as they are not getting all the free goodies the ANC has brainwashed them into believing is a dark pigment, constitutional right. My suggestion to you, is to make the brave statement that you will no longer deal with a deranged, lunatic fringe of hysterically racist, young social misfits. Never stoop so low as to engage with this rabble. Through some serious genetic aberration, they have been doomed to never reach adulthood, but remain children forever. Surely the law allows you to arrest and imprison those intent on incitement to violence, anarchy and mayhem. This can technically be called Provincial Treason, which in the ugly old days, qualified for a quick walk, and a long swing.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-08-02 07:01

      A quick walk and a long swing - music to my ears!

  • william.letsong.5 - 2012-08-02 00:45

    Remember Grabouw a few months back? Its going to be bloody. The ANC better stop their youth thugs ASAP.

  • mbulelo.bless - 2012-08-02 01:32


      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-02 10:06

      DA rule ANC drool.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-08-02 01:38

    ANC thuggery to the fore !! Brownshirt mentality !! Sieg Heil ANC !!

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-08-02 03:32

    ANCYL just a bunch of comrades who think they can rule the world. They are an embarrassment to the ANC and that's why Juju and pal were kicked out. Unruly, unintelligent, uneducated, power hungry comrades. They have contributed Zero to SA and just want to keep plundering. What right do they have to demand anything? What a waste of time.

  • attie.gerber.1 - 2012-08-02 06:11

    malema is behind this. now that he is not in the lime light anymore he will do anything to disrupt the lives of people especially the likes of the d a. will not be surprised as look what he is doing to zuma and nothing gets done about it

      ntloko.yamazizi - 2012-08-02 08:24

      U like malema a lot

  • adriannginny - 2012-08-02 06:37

    When the party you represent is completely unable to deliver service in the rest of the country your only option is to try discredit the opposition who are in theirs.....the Cape!!! Its called propaganda and it is normal before an election (2014)

  • Vince.York - 2012-08-02 06:44

    Is everyone of those marshalling "high treason" shoddy members of the gang of 'refugees from sanity' out of the eastern Cape?

  • wayne.faulds - 2012-08-02 07:07

    ANCYL - as always following the route of intimidation, threats and bluster instead of actively and diligently seeking solutions through dialogue. Mores the pity as they actually could play a significant role in helping fix SA's ill's if they tried a different tack. This bunch needs a more educated and intellectual leadership group to become a part of the solution instead of continually sowing discord.

  • yonela.gaise - 2012-08-02 07:15

    ANC and ANCYL is a bunch of criminals*mxm*

  • yonela.gaise - 2012-08-02 07:15

    ANC and ANCYL is a bunch of criminals*mxm*

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-02 07:33

    thugs, we demand this we demand that, if it wasnt for the ANCYL, townships would be thriving, they are destroying the opportunities & dividing the people.

  • derrico.heus - 2012-08-02 07:49

    Does anyone care about the ancyl. They are childlike fools the leaders have the combined iq of a cucumber.

      pws69 - 2012-08-02 07:51

      You are being unfair. Cucumbers at least serve a purpose. :-)

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-02 10:07

      cucumbers are healthy and bring longevity to one's life... ANCYL? More like rattex.

      lotus.river.5 - 2012-08-02 15:06

      Ya derrico,that's a very uncalled for insult to cucumbers!

  • pws69 - 2012-08-02 07:53

    What is it with the ANCYL retards commenting on this story? If they are trying to convince anyone that the DA is in the wrong they have failed dismally. 1. All the ANC alliance partners have stated publicly that they will make the WC ungovernable. Immediately any protest is now viewed with suspicion. 2. If using the LAW to ensure peace and deliver is wrong (according to these ANCYL retards), then how much worse is BREAKING THE LAW to achieve a selfish political aim? That they cannot even fathom this speaks to their very shallow intellect (about as shallow as a puddle in the Sahara). 3. Even though the DA government have actively engaged the community and gotten acceptance, these criminal Alliance partners sabotage the process. Is this really good for the people, or just the alliance?

  • gerhardus.stefanus.5 - 2012-08-02 08:04

    I guess the Western Cape is not meeting the same standards as Limpopo in regard for education

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-08-02 08:21

    The ANC taught these youngsters to be hooligans and troublemakers and thats one of their successes. All they are really doing is chasing away tourists which in turn will make for fewer jobs. Someone should ask them how do they improve the lives by destroying property and infastructure.

  • kevin.moxham.3 - 2012-08-02 08:29

    The ANCYL should rather focus on education and skills - but i suppose thats a bit beyond them as why work if you can steal from others...?

  • osmaseko - 2012-08-02 08:39

    Madame should focus on drug lords that are making the WC ungovernable and stop wasting our courts time

      Nyiks11 - 2012-08-02 10:08

      You got a point on the drug issue but let us not forget that the service delivery protests are often punctuated by the destruction of state property , that my friend can be seen as heeding the call to make the WC ungovernable .

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-08-02 09:17

    eish , Zille is really keeping the ANCYL on their toes like ballerinas

  • jim.dickson2 - 2012-08-02 09:40

    If the threat was made, PROSECUTE!!!!

  • Ditantane - 2012-08-02 09:43

    Zille just can't keep her air-s from the court

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-02 10:08

      And the ANC just can't stop destroying the country.

  • john.knipe.10 - 2012-08-02 10:04

    Because their own mother organisation has spragged them they are turning their blind attention to the only city and province that is working. They are demanding twoministers to resign as they are "useless" I f that applies to the western cape then the educatioln ministers in Limpopo, Eastern Cape, Mapumalanga must also resign as their departments are far worse than the Western Cape. Most national ministers must resign as they are also useless.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 10:45

    The ANCYL don't have toilets to destroy so now they come with other chidlike actions. Stupid children, egged on by stupid adults making a mess instead of working together for a solution to the problems. I suppose we are stuck with this curse.

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-08-02 11:45

    The ANCYL COULD do so much good, but oh no, they must disrupt what is working. Why don't you get behind the education dept that left the students high and dry with no text books, get the books to the kids and help them catch up, assist them. Visit the orphans of bus accidents and find out how they are coping. Start by being creative and find out what you can do to improve Polokwane and Mpumalanga. It's easy to stir up a crowd with rubbish promises and then walk away.

  • - 2012-08-02 12:05

    About time someone laid a charge against the ANCYL for misrepresentation, in so far as they mkae as if they are actually humans but we all know what they really are.... Bobbejaan klim die berg....

  • robynne.els.1 - 2012-08-02 12:36

    Good for Helen and Patricia! Why is it that its ok for zuma to waist time and money on going to court and paying for bus loads of people to protest over a painting but the DA is accused of wasting the courts time for laying charges against a group of thugs? I understand that many south africans are scared to vote or support anyone other than ANC after apartheid but come on people use stop threatening the DA because they are opposition! Get over yourselves! If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem!!!!!!!!

      nicolaas.baker - 2012-08-03 01:14

      @rRobin, they not part of the problem, they are the problem, the useless bastards. God I hate the day their mothers gave birth to them, she should have drowned them the same day they were born!

  • timothy.tanzer.5 - 2012-08-02 12:45

    The Youth League is just jealous.

  • terence.wessels - 2012-08-02 15:49

    Thank heavens for iron lady Zille. At least she has the balls to take these morons on everytime, and win. ANC hate this. DA had 26 percent last vote, I predict 35 plus next one. The clock is ticking cANCer thugs. Helen gonna get cha! Go Helen. She is fighting for what's right just as she fought apartheid, tooth and nail. You have my vote.

      Khosi Till-Death Fhatuwani Dombo - 2012-08-04 17:40

      DA always rule our country in court thats why we will always have slow service delivery, I wish 98% can vote for ANC while 1.5 vote for UDM and NFP

      Khosi Till-Death Fhatuwani Dombo - 2012-08-04 17:40

      DA always rule our country in court thats why we will always have slow service delivery, I wish 98% can vote for ANC while 1.5 vote for UDM and NFP

      andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-08-06 11:50

      Stem saam Terence, Da skole het ook skool boeke betyds gekry. Rede hoekom die bobbejane nie slim is nie. Bobbejaan klim die berg................VIVA DA.....

  • Blixum - 2012-08-10 11:28

    Ha ha. Actually very funny. The ancyl is using exactly the same tactics that the anc used to manuevre themselfs into power pre1994. Nobody is seeing it. Like I said, you got what you voted for and now you are all just another bunch of whinging idiots and compulsive moaners who do not know how to control your out-of-control liberation army still fighting their stupid little struggle war. LOL

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