Fri Oct 31 16:14:40 SAST 2014
Switch off appliances to avoid power cuts tonight

Power utility Eskom on Wednesday called on consumers to switch off geysers, pool pumps and all non-e.

Battle for ANCYL's soul as officials banned

By Olebogeng Molatlhwa | Mar 29, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 211 ]

A TUG-of-war for the heart and soul of the ANC Youth League has ensued between the Gauteng provincial executive and the league's embattled national leadership.

This comes after the provincial executive committee boldly but quietly disbanded the youth league's Johannesburg regional executive.

An insider confirmed the decision to disband the regional governing structure to Sowetan yesterday.

It is understood that the decision was taken following a meeting between the PEC and provincial working committee throughout Tuesday night.

Central to the impasse, it is understood, is the much anticipated ANC elective conference in Mangaung in the Free State later this year.

The youth league insider said the decision to disband the regional executive was informed by perceptions, among some PEC members, that regional leaders were "controlled" by the national leadership - which has made known its intentions to unseat President Jacob Zuma when the ruling party gathers to elect its preferred leaders.

The insider further accused regional leaders of "killing" politics in Johannesburg, pointing out that the only meaningful political activity the region had undertaken was the "poorly attended" rally in Kliptown, Soweto, about three weeks ago.

It is not exactly clear which side of the fence the provincial executive stands in the purported battle between Zuma and his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe.

The insider accused the national leadership of seeking to gain control of Gauteng through the regional structure, adding that this would place expelled youth league president Julius Malema and his supporters in prime position to boot out Zuma as ANC leader.

"This man (Malema) is trying to get the province and the region to speak with one voice," the source said.

"Gauteng is the one province that has not gone along with national (leadership)."

Currently, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape executives were disbanded by national leadership. The Gauteng move may lead to ANCYL national disbanding the province which is led by Lebohang Maile.

Suspended youth league spokesman Floyd Shivambu denied knowledge of the Johannesburg region's disbandment.

"It has not been brought to our attention. Once we get a report from the provincial executive working committee and we are satisfied, we will uphold the decision. But if we are not happy, we will reinstate the executive," he said.

"It all depends on the political basis upon which the decision was made."

Shivambu would not say whether the provincial executive could or would be disbanded if the national leadership was not satisfied.

COMMENTS [ 211 ]

OR Join up TO COMMENT

@MommaC-No harm honesty is the best poilicy shall set you fr .e. e


@JajaQ- Good afternoon to you too

@Lovelace
candilious
@Lovelace-Your vote automatically goes to ANC robbers c.Even if you did not put your mark
......................................................................................
who's feeding u with all that crab?? we if thats true then i would also love it to go to ANC automatically i wont mind at all it will be a bonus for me...
_____________________________________________________________

Just like their had registered members where there were NO residents it was just an open field.Find out more maybe you can become a corrupt member live off my tax money..........

Mar 29, 2012 12:48 | 0 replies

@Sowetan,

Your auto-censor is becoming a problem as one cannot identify an offensive word in a response that does not even contain a single insult or word than can be classified as offensive. this is really starting to stifle debate.

Mar 29, 2012 11:59 | 0 replies

MommaC - The point is, to get a two-party democracy going. ANC having 50% of the votes, and the DA having 50% of the votes.

Once that is achieved, we must aim for a multiparty democracy. 3 parties sharing 33% of the votes.

That is how you achieve true democracy in the countries leadership.

Mar 29, 2012 11:58 | 0 replies

candilious
Seen that yoou have given Cope a chancewhy not with DA?

Because Zille makes my toenails curl. Even an outside chance that she could become our President just scares me. It is unreasonable, I know, but that is the honest truth

Mar 29, 2012 11:53 | 0 replies

It is simply mind-boggling how the ANC is held by the balls by a band of political delinquents like Malema and his cohortd.

Mar 29, 2012 11:45 | 0 replies

ANCYL????????? No comment on this one. k.ak laities. nxa. sies

Mar 29, 2012 11:45 | 0 replies

candilious
@Lovelace-Your vote automatically goes to ANC robbers c.Even if you did not put your mark
......................................................................................
who's feeding u with all that crab?? we if thats true then i would also love it to go to ANC automatically i wont mind at all it will be a bonus for me...

Mar 29, 2012 11:45 | 0 replies

candilious
To all who voted COPE

Seen that yoou have given Cope a chancewhy not with DA? Cope tried,tested & failed but who is to say

So if we give other parties an oppotunity to proof that your vote counted and shall be awarded accordingly.Dont you think its just fair
______________________

Hehehehe!!!

Mar 29, 2012 11:42 | 0 replies

@ mommac and KeRataBasadi

To drive down the road in a car or bycycle we have make adjustments left and right all the time to keep on track...and so if we keep pulling to the one side or the other we crash.

Lets take a more naturalists view.... Seasons in the summer trees grow reach their peak produce fruits and then dwindle, the dead and now useless leaves fall to the goround in the winter...forming compost that goes to feed the roots for the new season of growth. So politically the old dead leaves (wrong doings) fall to the ground to produce compost (lessons)

so we need this change all the time to ermain healthy or to remain on the right road


we need a complete new season, in the desert it summer all the time at the poles its winter all the time




Mar 29, 2012 11:41 | 0 replies

To all who voted COPE

Seen that yoou have given Cope a chancewhy not with DA? Cope tried,tested & failed but who is to say

So if we give other parties an oppotunity to proof that your vote counted and shall be awarded accordingly.Dont you think its just fair

Mar 29, 2012 11:40 | 0 replies

@Lovelace-Your vote automatically goes to ANC robbers c.Even if you did not put your mark

Mar 29, 2012 11:36 | 0 replies