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Call for Moloto's head

By unknown | Oct 04, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Khangale Makhado

Khangale Makhado

The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Limpopo yesterday called on Premier Sello Moloto, also chairperson of the ANC in the province, to step down from his positions.

Addressing a media briefing in Polokwane yesterday ANCYL provincial leader Julius Malema said his organisation had lost confidence in Moloto's leadership.

Malema said the ANCYL would take further steps and campaign for a motion of no confidence in the structures of the ANC, as well as in the provincial legislature, should Moloto fail to step down.

The long-standing cold war between Moloto and the ANCYL became worse following a meeting between Moloto and an ANC delegation from the Mopani region, which was allegedly sent packing by Moloto.

The ANCYL has charged that Moloto had allegedly used insulting and vulgar words when dismissing the delegation that had come to make a presentation to him.

Malema yesterday flatly refused to disclose the issue that led to the alleged outbursts by Moloto except to say that the Premier had allegedly uttered words such as "f**k off" and "voetsek".

Sowetan was unable to find out the issue that was being discussed when Moloto allegedly swore at the Mopani delegation, but our source says the matter under discussion had to do with the ongoing succession debate.

"This is a comrade who regularly loses his temper in meetings and says extremely regrettable things, and later apologises and gets away with murder.

"This is in direct violation of Rule 25 of the ANC constitution, which warrants a serious disciplinary action for such behaviour," said the ANCYL in a statement.

His (Moloto) leadership is characterised by witch-hunting, factionalism, divisions, nepotism, rumour-mongering and cheap political point-scoring," moaned the ANCYL.

ANC provincial spokesman Benny Boshielo was not available for comment at the time of going to press.


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