Sun Jan 22 22:15:48 CAT 2017
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture Credit: Kgothatso Madisa
In sickness and in health

Medical students get married in November in order to ensure they don’t get sent to far-flung posts i.

ANCYL branch recalls its leader

By Alex Matlala | 2012-02-22 06:56:53.0 | COMMENTS [ 38 ]

Accused of supporting a clique that seeks to oust league president Julius Malema's political ally

THE ANC Youth League branch at the University of Limpopo's Turfloop campus has recalled its leader, Simon Rammutla, as president of the Students' Representative Council.

Rammutla was accused of supporting a clique that seeks to oust league president Julius Malema's political ally and friend Jacob Lebogo as provincial secretary. This comes after Malema's coterie headed by Lebogo disbanded the league's leadership in the Peter Mokaba region following disputes on leadership change.

Rammutla was recalled on Monday after the league's annual general meeting complained that he defied the ruling by the league's upper structure to disband the region a month ago.

"Rammutla belonged to a small group of people who do not recognise the decision by the provincial leadership that disbanded the region," said Langu Shiviti, the branch's secretary yesterday.

"The resolution also decrees that all branches must be re-launched. We are only implementing the resolution of the leadership in the province and we have a new structure in place wherein Rammutla was not re-elected," he said.

But Rammutla was still adamant yesterday that he remained the sitting president of the students at the university.

"This is just a smear campaign orchestrated by the frustrated Lebogo after realising that he was losing [his] grip in the politics of the province," said Rammutla.

The league, under the leadership of Malema's lieutenant Frans Moswane, took a decision to disband the region last month.

The move was, however, seen by others as a political ploy by Lebogo and Malema to oust those who did not support them politically.

"We are saying no amount of threats or intimidation would deter us from reinforcing our campaign to replace Lebogo," Rammutla said.

"We remain resolute in our call for Lebogo's replacement."

The league will hold its provincial elective conference in April in Sekhukhune, where Lebogo will battle it out with former league regional leader, Eddie Maleka, for the position of provincial secretary.


Login OR Join up TO COMMENT

Fear and favour has replaced democracy in the league. Why not let the students decide who should be their leader. Dictators apply or ignore principles as it suits them. We are told that Malema can only be removed by the leagues members - democratically - and then this undemocratic action.

2012-02-22 07:26:38.0 | 0 replies

Limpompo is full of boys nhe!! Always picking fights with each other and bullying each other....

2012-02-22 09:18:11.0 | 0 replies


2012-02-22 09:23:47.0 | 0 replies

Boys from Seshego Especially Zone 1 thought ANC ke ya bo mama bona,we need changes n we goin to fight for it with no favour or fear.Get a life boys we r tired of u

2012-02-22 09:31:11.0 | 0 replies

No, no, Sowetan u should reported this yestaday, cos currently Simon Rammutla has bin reinstated as the President of the SRC.

check this letter 4rm da OFFICE OF DEAN:STUDENT AFFAIRS, 21/02/2011

1. Notice is hereby given that the status of the Turfloop Campus SRC shall remain unchanged as the institution cannot be seen interfering in the intra organisational squabbles of student political organisations.

2. Issues raised by students in the student mass meeting of 21 February 2012 will be addressed by the SRC in collaboration with the relevant management structures on an ongoing basis.

Segopane Seroka (Dr) DEAN: STUDENT AFFAIRS.
The Students want Simon Rammutla, that is why they fought for him yesterday. Lebogo is not fit enough to run a University.

And the ANCYL in Turfloop is 100% bhnd Rammutla.

Wanya Lebogo, o nya a nyile.


2012-02-22 10:24:40.0 | 0 replies

This Zimpopo 'thing' is starting to get boooooooooring now Mr editor, don't you think so?

Every day, Zimpopo this, Zimpopo that....? If you only have journalists in Zimpopo then change your newspaper to Wildlife Magazine.

2012-02-22 10:24:49.0 | 0 replies

Apparently Lebogo is out of favour in most branches in Peter Mokaba region his home region which is crutial to his reelection to be the provincial secretary. julias malema once called a meeting trying to convinse them to support lebogo and tthy defy him,thy are now disbanding all branches that are not supporting lebogo including the disbandment of the ancyl peter mokaba region. Thy said lebogo can enter a meeting venue speaking on his cell and left still talking on cell without greeting comrades.

2012-02-22 10:33:15.0 | 0 replies

I see the circus continues in young lions and tigers though, only clowns! So let me get this clear, does being senior members of the ancyl mean you have to behave like children all of the time?

These wannabe dictators and their political gangsters are such an embarrassment to this country, it just opens our eyes as to how much money is at stake in this impoverished province. All these childish thugs are interested in is planning and plotting to claim a bigger share of the corruption pie for themselves. Meanwhile their loyal followers are fed endless lies and empty promises about economic freedom, continuing to suffer while all that around them crumbles into decay and disrepair.

Why don't you serve the people for a change - that is what you are there for after all!

2012-02-22 10:43:01.0 | 0 replies

or so they disband the branches that wont conform to their pressures, trying to win at mangaung at all cost ne, even if it means zimpopo branch aginst KZN branch only, wonder where the demecraci is in all that kak. Zimpompo is just fool of baboon man, maybe they need to send the boeremag to farm there, hoping that they will shot dead most of this fake Zimpopo ANCYL members and then claim they mistaken them for real monkeys. anyway Juju and co are already behaving like monkeys, maybe the boremag might even have a good case in court

2012-02-22 10:45:59.0 | 0 replies

Maybe the EX-president of the yl should start the SAZANU-PF party? Clearly his tactics, philosophy and agenda is exactly the same as his hero north of the border = Chairman Bob. Simon Rammutla, the people and students obviously support you, don't be bullied by these gangsters.

2012-02-22 10:52:17.0 | 0 replies

Malema faction has degenerated youth politic to the drain, you don't be comrades of comrades you are not a memeber, Jacob Lebogo must leave branches alone. Down with intimidation down, hands off members of the ANCYL stop purging them. Lebogo must know that ANCYL is not private company is an integral part of the ANC, ANCYL you join it voluntary. Members of Youth League treated that way we are not going to fold our arms and turn blind eye on ill discipline orchestrated by the leadership, who started to behave like they are CEO's and managers of private company, they started to think that they are untouchable hands branch members hands off.

2012-02-22 11:15:23.0 | 0 replies