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ANCYL treasurer-general Pule Mabe purged

By Alex Matlala and Moipone Malefane | May 07, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 37 ]

POLICE were called in to stop the chaos that marred the ANC Youth League's national executive committee meeting in Johannesburg when supporters of the organisation's expelled leader, Julius Malema, and his detractors squared up to each other.

This was after supporters of Pule Mabe, the league's treasurer-general who was pushed out of the league in a vote of no confidence, threatened violence after it became apparent that he was in trouble with the remaining supporters of Malema.

Mabe is now seen as a Malema detractor.

Tensions at the meeting, which started on Friday at the Reef Hotel, became apparent after several proposals were tabled, including the disbandment of the organisation's national working committee (NEC).

The committee is responsible for running the day-to-day affairs of the league. According to several sources, who attended the meeting, Malema's supporters wanted to purge his perceived foes, including Mabe.

They told Sowetan that when a decision was taken that Mabe should be fired, his supporters began a heated exchange with those who voted against his expulsion.

These led to police being called to scene but Mabe left the meeting soon after they arrived.

The plan to axe Mabe started unfolding on Friday when league deputy president Ronald Lamola delivered his political report.

Lamola spoke about discipline, fingering Mabe as someone who needed to be disciplined.

Mabe was accused by other national executive committee members of being divisive and failing to pay for some of the league's activities in Limpopo.

Other leaders felt the process followed in getting rid of Mabe was unfair and insisted that he be put through a disciplinary processes if he was suspected of any wrongdoing.

The matter was put to the vote since there was a large number of people who did not agree with the decision.

Yesterday Mabe confirmed that he had been recalled after a vote of no confidence was passed by members of the NEC during a secret vote.

"I remain a disciplined member of the ANC Youth League and I will never define myself outside the organisation. I will continue to observe all due processes and respect the internal processes of the league.

"I firmly believe that the ANC Youth League remains a preparatory school of the ANC where young people should be groomed and draw experiences from.

"It should always be borne in mind that the unity of the organisation is bigger than all of us," Mabe said.

Sowetan was reliably informed that a faction sympathetic to Mabe vowed to resign in solidarity but Mabe advised them not to resign since he accepted the NEC's decision.

Mabe's expulsion is interpreted as a move to neutralise Malema's political foes ahead of the league's national general council.

The NGC is expected to elect Malema's replacement before the ANC's policy conference in June.

Sources privy to the ongoing discussion within the league said the national youth agencie's, Andile Lungisa was among those in the race to replace Malema.

COMMENTS [ 37 ]

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Good ridance. Forward with FYL forward!!!

May 07, 2012 10:58 | 0 replies

Circus is in town ,hehehhhehhehehe,well plz boyz n galz while you are at it plz make sure Zuma is silenced before Mangaung,asseblief tog,WE DONT NEED THE TWO(ZUMA N MALEMA).

May 07, 2012 12:10 | 0 replies

I shudder to think what the future holds for SA if these are the future leaders of our country. They are so intolerant and I even think they have forgotten the meaning of democracy. They have replaced democracy with conspiracy and survival of the fittest. This is the law of the jungle. Should we prepare our selves for the worst? These young people either they have stupid looking faces or criminal looking faces. Intelligence is not written in their faces. Has anyone noticed that?

May 07, 2012 12:18 | 0 replies

I think the mother-body should disband the whole youth league

May 07, 2012 12:21 | 0 replies

I think the ANC should reinstate President Malema. The league was much better and well organised with him. Is just that people who want positions feared him and they destroy the league now. Best solution. To disband the whole league is to cause permanent problem just like removing our President thinking you are solving the problem only to find that you made matters worse.

May 07, 2012 12:45 | 0 replies

Hahahahahahahah!!!!haaaaaa!!! Let them be on each other's throat!!! Hahahahahah!!! this is great!!! Seing people who think they r demigods starting to behave like animals!! Hahahahahaha!!!!! Swa penga swilo leswi!!!!

May 07, 2012 12:53 | 0 replies

Let him go join the less influential buti manamela with his mananas. This youth league is Julius Malema and Julius Malema is youth league. Same applies to ANC AND JULIUS MALEMA. This is all because you can't talk about ANCYL or ANC without mentioning Julius Malema.

May 07, 2012 12:57 | 0 replies

mabe is the type that could have helped the apartheid government during those times. This guy chooses the brighter side, why wasn't he opposition during our 24 conference? Why ddnt he challenge Malema there if he believed he is the best to lead? These kind of oppotunists are not wanted in our youth league because it was built out of bravery not these mabe cowards we see.

May 07, 2012 1:20 | 0 replies

One feels like saying Hooooooooooooooooraaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy!! But I am going to restrain myself and keep quiet.

May 07, 2012 2:14 | 0 replies

I guess Mabe is matured,he took it as a man.Malema should follow the same example and stop making noise comparing himself to a condom.

May 07, 2012 2:42 | 0 replies

Hahaha, these young hooligans can not resolve anything without violence, intimidation, insults, populist rhetoric. Yet they want to dictate how this country should be run ! What a joke.

May 07, 2012 2:51 | 0 replies