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Zuma on ANCYL: We all eventually move on - AUDIO

By | Feb 23, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 15 ]

President Jacob Zuma addressed members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa regarding the ANC’s centenary celebrations, elaborating on the role of the youth and their importance moving forward saying: "We all come and go. I was once a youth by the way." He stressed that the youth who are members of NUMSA should also be members of the ANC so that they can be part of the political machine.

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thats true there are some youth league members who want to remain forever youth league because they are benefiting eg Pule Mabe etc, Fatty Boom Boom (Malema) move on prison gates are wide open for you o tsotsi ya youth league.

Feb 23, 2012 2:6 | 0 replies

its very unfortunate for not voting for the ruling party anymore bcoz yona mfana wakithi it will rule until jesus comes back.voting or not kuyafana vote for ur uncles mbazima and lekota bazokusharela imali abayidlayo to bankrupt the stupid party called cope but they not coping,it should be called fight not cope.

Feb 24, 2012 9:54 | 0 replies

@Patsekg
RealAfricanDemocrat "They should have been there to guide the youth rather than resort to disciplinary hearings to settle political scores. It now seems clear from Zuma's speech that the ANC Youth League was disciplined for pushing nationalisation."-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Which youth are you talking about? As far as i'm concern, Malema is not a young boy who need to be guided, in fact, how do you become a senior leader of the party without knowing the constituion or understanding it for that matter? To me it looks like you only started following politics after Malema was charged, because if you really were following these issues from the beginning, you would know better that it is not the first time Malema misbehaved. At one stage, Zuma was accused of being undecisive because he never acted when Malema insulted Naledi Pandor and then apologised, he never acted when Malema called Mangosuthu Buthelezi a factory fault, he never acted when he called Hellen Zille a racist little girl and a monkey, he did nothing when Malema insulted and ejected a journalist in Luthuli House. There was then an outcry that Zuma is not decisive. I still remember when Zuma answered them and said that the ANC is talking to Malema internally. It is Zuma who first said Malema is still young and he will be fine as time goes on, he even said Nelson Mandela and OR thambo were once like Malema. The ANC has tried everything in their power to guide Malema but the guy is simply impossible. There was no other way than to bring charges this time around, but if you have not been following these things from the start, you will think that he was never guided before. Have you ever asked yourself why the people from his home town dislike him? It is because they know him better than those of us living in other provinces, they know him as a disrespectful bully who want to force everyone to agree with him or else.
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You really miss the point. Julius Malema will be a youth in the ANC until he turns 35. The ANC Youth League is supposed to be guided by the mother body. Your views on the earlier incidents of ill-discipline is so ill-informed, and by the way I have been following the Malema saga for years. In earlier times Julius Malema did and said things with the encouragement of some of these leaders who are now trying to discipline him. The attack on Naledi Pandor was uncalled for and he apologised for that. How many apologies have we accepted from Jacob Zuma? Is it not hypocritical to accept Zuma's apologies and then refuse to accept Malema's. Malema called Mangosuthu Buthelezi a factory fault because he came from the ANC but proved to be something else. If I were Chief Buthelezi I would not be so hurt. To a sasoned politician like Buthelezi that should be water down a duck's back. Calling Hellen Zille, a young racist girl, Hellen Zille has called Malema unsavoury things but that is the nature of robust politics. The verbal attack on that BBC journalist, you should attend some of the press conferences addressed by some ANC leaders and spokespersons and then you will know that the ANC has got no media etiquette. Zuma is not just being called upon to act agaiinst ill-discipline but also to act consistently. That is what the NGC asked of him . How do we explain the fact that Julius Malema is being punished as an individual for carrying out ANC Youth League resolutions on Botswana, nationalisation or even comparing Thabo Mbeki to Jacob Zuma on matters which are within normal political debate? Today ANCleaders like Jacob Zuma and Gwede Mantashe are not only question whether the ANC Youth League is independent but whether it is autonomous at all. The story about people in his home town hating him, you obviously have been duped by events carefull stage-managed for the media by the likesw of Leholgonolo Masoga, who seems to be receiving support from some senior ANC leaders in his attempt to destablise the ANC Youth League. Not so long ago, no less than Malusi Gigaba went to Limpopo to address Lehlogonolo Masoga's small branch (Masoga is Deputy Chair) in Polokwane. The contestation in the ANC is getting bloody and messy and one thing is clear to me, Jacob Zuma and Gwede Mantashe are not going to win a showdown with the youth.

Feb 23, 2012 7:17 | 0 replies

@Patsekg
Have you ever asked yourself why the people from his home town dislike him?

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This is normal not something new, even in Nkandla not all people like Msholozi, some even voted for other parties.

'The ANC has tried everything in their power to guide Malema but the guy is simply impossible. There was no other way than to bring charges this time around, but if you have not been following these things from the start, you will think that he was never guided before.'

Timing of the charges is very convenient with Msholozi's ambitiions of the second term.

Feb 23, 2012 4:24 | 0 replies

Who cares? we are showing u the door. No need to justify anything.

Feb 23, 2012 3:59 | 0 replies

RealAfricanDemocrat "They should have been there to guide the youth rather than resort to disciplinary hearings to settle political scores. It now seems clear from Zuma's speech that the ANC Youth League was disciplined for pushing nationalisation."-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Which youth are you talking about? As far as i'm concern, Malema is not a young boy who need to be guided, in fact, how do you become a senior leader of the party without knowing the constituion or understanding it for that matter? To me it looks like you only started following politics after Malema was charged, because if you really were following these issues from the beginning, you would know better that it is not the first time Malema misbehaved. At one stage, Zuma was accused of being undecisive because he never acted when Malema insulted Naledi Pandor and then apologised, he never acted when Malema called Mangosuthu Buthelezi a factory fault, he never acted when he called Hellen Zille a racist little girl and a monkey, he did nothing when Malema insulted and ejected a journalist in Luthuli House. There was then an outcry that Zuma is not decisive. I still remember when Zuma answered them and said that the ANC is talking to Malema internally. It is Zuma who first said Malema is still young and he will be fine as time goes on, he even said Nelson Mandela and OR thambo were once like Malema. The ANC has tried everything in their power to guide Malema but the guy is simply impossible. There was no other way than to bring charges this time around, but if you have not been following these things from the start, you will think that he was never guided before. Have you ever asked yourself why the people from his home town dislike him? It is because they know him better than those of us living in other provinces, they know him as a disrespectful bully who want to force everyone to agree with him or else.

Feb 23, 2012 3:58 | 0 replies

Whether Juju goes or not Zuma yena must leave public space, this was the biggest mistake that we made but we have learned

Feb 23, 2012 3:56 | 0 replies

I feel that it is now time for the old man to be with his grand children. I am starting to tolerate his face on my TV set.

Feb 23, 2012 3:20 | 0 replies

I miss my president (Thabo Mbeki). why did we replace Thabo Mbeki maar? Zuma is busy doing nothing

Feb 23, 2012 3:18 | 0 replies

FOR THE FACT THAT OUR GOVERMENT IS ALLOWING ALL THIS KWEREKWERE TO COME HERE ND MESS UP OUR COUNTRY,I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ANC ANYMORE KAK.

Feb 23, 2012 3:14 | 0 replies

He try to speak all the way BUT foreigners are all illegally in our country and they do nothing about ,Even Zimbabewm have proposed shona in our school,Education dept busy withv review such idea

Feb 23, 2012 3:5 | 0 replies