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Zuma must go!

By Alex Matlala matlalaa@sowetan.co.za | Mar 26, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 521 ]

Malema calls for change of leadership in ANC

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma must go.

This message was made clear yesterday at the ANC Youth League's (ANCYL) centenary celebrations at Nkowankowa Stadium outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.

The celebrations allegedly kick-started ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe's campaign to oust Zuma and become president of the ANC.

This became evident when thousands of ANCYL supporters, many wearing T-shirts with Motlanthe's face, sang and danced to revolutionary struggle songs.

As he entered the stadium, they said "Motlanthe for president". Motlanthe was flanked by ANC national executive committee member and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema, ANC provincial chairman and Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale and senior ANCYL leaders.

Malema told the packed stadium that it was time for leadership change.

On Saturday, ANCYL secretary Sindiso Magaqa said Motlanthe should replace Zuma.

Mbalula, Malema and Mathale were part of a core group that helped Zuma to oust former president Thabo Mbeki, but relations between the men have subsequently soured.

Malema said Motlanthe is the future of the ANC and called on the ANCYL to rally behind him. He also told Mbalula that the journey to Mangaung had started.

"As leaders we rely on you the masses because you are our only hope and future for Mangaung and beyond," said Malema.

Earlier Mbalula called on young people "to stick together and ignore those who want to ban the youth league".

"It must be clear to you that those who are saying the youth league is banned took that decision in their bedrooms and toilets.

"The ANC Youth League will never accept any individual who imposes a ban on them.

Those who suffer from a syndrome of learnt helpless will continue to undertake illegal, unpolitical and unprincipled decisions," said Mbalula.

He added that Malema's sin was to implement the views of the young people of South Africa, referring to the ANC's decision to expel Malema from the ANC.

A defiant Malema told the youth to be fearless and forge their way to a victory in Mangaung.

"I have never raped or killed anyone. I have also never stolen from anybody, not even pieces of chicken from the kitchen. I'm waiting for you "big head" to show me what I stole.

"All that I have I worked for it because I don't award tenders," Malema said.

Motlanthe avoided speaking about the soured relations between the ANC and the youth league.

"In the ANC nothing matters than unity," he said.

The youth league displayed a united front in the beginning but matters nearly got out of hand after ANCYL provincial treasurer Rudzani Ludere omitted the name of league national treasurer Pule Mabe during the introduction.

This was followed by grumbles from the crowd who were worried about the omission.

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@PleaseGetReal

Pleeeease!, this student from the e.cape has never blogged here and out of the blue they pop up from nowhere at the most convinient time when we are discussing the e.cape issue - on a topic totally unrelated. Am I allowed to call you blind?

Mar 26, 2012 12:24 | 0 replies

Sharpino don't get you hopes up the last time I heard she is so fat she beeps when she walks backwards.

Mar 26, 2012 12:41 | 0 replies

SOWETAN YOUR 503 ERRORS IS IRRITATING

Mar 26, 2012 12:41 | 0 replies

FarCeSpotter
ANC MUST GO!
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Lead the way fooooool

Mar 26, 2012 12:45 | 0 replies

PleaseGetReal

hahahahahahahahahahahaahahahaha dont say that......................

Really sowetan is selective in posting. I made i very informative post to jajasQ it keeps on 503 mediator what what NXA. Maybe i was the truth about corruption............... I think the Online editor is corrupt................

Mar 26, 2012 12:46 | 0 replies

You all can say what you want, but deep down you all know there is no body competent in Africa to run country properly. Isn’t it sad.

Open your eyes!

Mar 26, 2012 12:48 | 0 replies

...........telling the truth about the corruption................

Mar 26, 2012 12:49 | 0 replies

JJQueen, now lets be very honest with each other. (& Pse read my comments again)

I just referred to the dysfunctionality of the ECape.

I did not refer to the ANC or even since when this happened.

YOU drew the connection.

So, am I correct when I say that in your mind:

Dysfunctionality = ANC ???


If not, YOU wouldn't have mentioned it !!!...

Ja -Nee, Kyk !!!...

Mar 26, 2012 12:51 | 0 replies

Lesilo, Lesilo, Lesilo etsa gore Monna ole wa motswana ene mopresidente, e yena Motlanthe.

Mar 26, 2012 12:53 | 0 replies

It is wrong of Malema to call the current president "big head", but on the other hand, he is right its time for leadership change. Zuma must make way for others. but don't insult him guys.

Mar 26, 2012 12:59 | 0 replies

Showerman ware sokodisha showerman ware sokidisha.hy moet uit gaan finish and klaar.

Mar 26, 2012 1:2 | 0 replies