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ANCYL takes a swipe at Pravin Gordhan

By Neo Goba | Sep 25, 2016 | COMMENTS [ 15 ]

The ANC Youth League has added its voice to that of some senior ANC members who have lambasted Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for allegedly using the media to seek sympathy.

This view is also supported by uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association treasurer general Des Van Rooyen who recently accused Gordhan of undermining the Hawks and using the media to solicit sympathy.

“He must never be taken as a Jesus of note. We want to discourage him from seeking public sympathy by going and rushing straight to the media. He must go and account to those law enforcement agencies‚” said ANCYL deputy treasurer Thandi Moraka.

 She was speaking at the ANC’s headquarters Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Sunday following the National Working Committee and subsequent National Executive Committee meeting which was held from September 22-24.

 “We equally call on Pravin to not fall into the trap of wanting to be a Jesus Christ and claiming that in the entire movement he is the only one who wants to fight criminals‚” added Moraka.

During Gordhan’s term of office at SARS‚ a “rogue unit” was allegedly established in 2009 and the Hawks identified the minister and three other SARS officials as suspects in the investigation of the now defunct controversial unit.

The Hawks instructed the four to present themselves at its offices last month but the finance minister chose not to‚ stating that he was under no legal obligation to do so.

Moraka said those deployed to the National Treasury who were not doing what was expected in terms of the ruling party’s resolutions “must be removed and give those who will be patriotic for our call for our economic transformation“.

The ANCYL said it wanted the National Treasury to review its position of 30% procurement to 40% and above‚ in line with the Youth League’s congress resolution.


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i have no doubts in my mind that gordon is doing doing excellent job,f%%k you thiefs(anc)..pls concerntrate on youth matter and leave big matters to ur elders

Sep 25, 2016 6:39 | 0 replies


"Jesus of note" - damn Pravin you are in trouble if indeed you are the 2nd coming! Maar Nelson MandelaBay Tshwane Joburg metros are gone & it is alleged he has been spotted on the streets , now in corridors of Power Jesus is there too ?

Sep 25, 2016 7:53 | 1 replies


and Jesus was a good person!

Sep 25, 2016 9:40 | 0 replies


Everytime Des and the rest of these praise singers open their mouths they hammer another nail into the ANC coffin!! This would be a joke if it was not so tragic for the party but Zuma is slowly but surely heading towards his and game like all corrupt African dictators before him. Hopefully for his sake Jesus takes him before life judges him harshly before the eyes of the world.

Sep 25, 2016 10:13 | 0 replies


ANCYL you are a disgrace to your party and the youth of SA.

Sep 26, 2016 7:17 | 1 replies


@KG, ANCYL are bunch of LOUD FARTS.

Sep 26, 2016 8:34 | 0 replies


ANCYL what is the purpose of this League today , is there any signs of a true leader among them or just a free flow or puppet thing for Zupta

Sep 26, 2016 7:26 | 0 replies


It is so wonderfully and weird that the ACYL and even the ANCWL speak with the same voice of Zupta. If the head is not right how in HEAVENS name can the rest of the body be right? let not take away the efforts of the #occupyluthulihouse members whose voices were quietened by the POWERFUL few. Should not every member have an equal voice or say?

Sep 26, 2016 7:55 | 1 replies


The fish root from the head!!! expect less of the compromised useless ANCYL

Sep 26, 2016 11:10 | 0 replies


The Good (Praven) vs the Bad (ANCYL) ANCYL do not understand that this man is the only way the ANC will be saved. ANCYL have been to corrupted by the Zuptas to understand.

Sep 26, 2016 8:9 | 0 replies


Again, let me remind you that the guptas paid for the house of the ANCYL leader. Of course he would sidwe with the guptas against pravin. The entire ANCYL is being used to further the agenda of Oros's house.

Sep 26, 2016 8:59 | 0 replies


The Hawks put it into the media - Pravin just replied on the same medium. If you didn't want the whole issue waving around on the washing line, then you should not have got the Hawks to hang it there!

Sep 26, 2016 9:39 | 0 replies


I dont understand how PG was undermining by not going to them because they should've came to him and arrest him if he was guilty...Lol Des van Rooyen....ANCYL are becoming more dummy every single day

Sep 26, 2016 10:11 | 0 replies


“We equally call on Pravin to not fall into the trap of wanting to be a Jesus Christ and claiming that in the entire movement he is the only one who wants to fight criminals‚” added Moraka. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx MMMMMMMM its interesting that they acknowledge that within the movement they are criminals however they stagnant about rooting out criminals....... this ANCYL is as useless as their Number wan....come 2019 voters will reject them.

Sep 26, 2016 11:17 | 0 replies