is crumbling as public confidence in him has plummeted, according to recent
last year. An Ipsos Markinor survey shows that he started the year on a
confidence measure of 46% but a FutureFact survey shows support for him dropped
to 22.3% between October and December last year.
that more than half of respondents believed that the ANC should rein in its
accuse him of installing his preferred leaders in most provinces ahead of the
elective conference next year.
national executive committee (NEC) took action only against Western Cape and
North West. This is selective action, say league members.
ageing. Most are above 35 and about 20% of them are councillors but, because
Mpumalanga is dicey, it is not easy for the NEC to dissolve it.” The province is
one Malema could lose.
out of six regions have not held preparatory conferences.
conference so that they can go to (the) 2012 (ANC conference) intact,” said a
Gauteng ANC member opposed to Malema serving a
supporters prevented Malema’s henchman, Pule Mabe,
from being voted into the Gauteng ANC provincial executive committee last
crumbling. He has made so much money that he now disrespects elders.”
dissolved the ANCYL conference in Eastern Cape where Malema is facing a challenge from his deputy Andile
Lungisa. Limpopo and the Eastern Cape are the most powerful provinces and Malema’s fortunes depend on the elective outcomes here.
that will interact with the masses, not one that will launch branches when
conferences are around the corner.”
suspicions that it would not support Malema’s bid
to retain his position in 2011.
convene an elective conference. However, local leaders say two regional
conferences out of four have already been held.
instituted disciplinary steps against Malema’s
opponents in Limpopo following last month’s shambolic provincial conference.
Executive Committee member Papiki Tjebane – both of whom are aligned with Malema’s arch-rival and former ANCYL Limpopo chair
Lehlogonolo Masoga – have been charged with misconduct. Masoga was also expected
to be charged.