Media lied about meeting

THE media continues to tell lies and untruths about what transpired at the ANCYL congress in Makhado, where Frans Moswane was elected to lead Limpopo .

THE media continues to tell lies and untruths about what transpired at the ANCYL congress in Makhado, where Frans Moswane was elected to lead Limpopo .

This cannot go unchallenged because they seek to harm the ANCYL's image in Limpopo and undermine Moswane's leadership.

The media gave a one-sided, factional account of the congress and created the impression that the entire membership was anti-Julius Malema and Moswane.

The truth is that a few hooligans, led by Lehlogonolo Masoga, had bad intentions. To them it was their man or no one.

The media failed to report that some delegates from regions that supported Moswane, were subjected to the harshest treatment by the outgoing executive. We had to queue from Friday night to Saturday afternoon to register. Delegates from the Sekhukhune region were sent from pillar to post. This was meant to break our spirit and test our patience.

It was alleged that the congress did not have a quorum. This is a lie. The electoral agency did a head count before voting started and it qualified by more than seventy four percent.

The public have a right to know the truth, which is, the media came to the conference with dirty hands. There was anarchy, instigated by the pro-Masoga grouping, but the impression created that the whole event was a mess is far from the truth.

Why did the media not report on the discipline and conduct of delegates, who were in favour of the new leadership? Why did they not report widely that Thandi Moraka, the outgoing deputy secretary, ran off with the youth league's reports? TV and newspapers images showed only law-enforcement agencies dealing with the unruly and rowdy few.

We were encouraged by the discipline of many delegates.

Phaladi Seakgwe,ANCYL: Sekhukhune

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