Friday, March 22, 2013

Disbanding should be a lesson: Zuma

No Fear No Favour No Disbanding of Democracy............

Pretoria - Members of the ANC must draw positive lessons from the decision to disband the ANCYL national executive committee (NEC) and the Limpopo ANC provincial executive committee (PEC), President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.
“The (ANC) NEC collective decided to dissolve the NEC of the Youth League precisely because of its continued ill-disciplined behaviour, which has brought the organisation into disrepute on numerous occasions,” he said in a speech prepared for delivery at the KwaZulu-Natal ANC provincial general council.
“On the same measure, we further decided to dissolve the Limpopo PEC because of institutionalised factionalism, which is un-ANC (sic).
“We encourage all our structures to draw positive lessons from this experience and forge ahead with the selfless struggle to make the lives of our people better.”
Zuma said nothing should be allowed to stand in the way of unity in the party.
“Let me take this opportunity to commend the comrades in erstwhile leadership of the Youth League and also the former Limpopo PEC for the manner in which they have responded to this directive from the organisation,” he said.
“They have respected the decision with humility and discipline. They have behaved in a manner that we expect ANC cadres to behave, to respect the authority of the organisation.”
He said members of the Youth League NEC and the Limpopo NEC were still members of the party.
“It is encouraging that the comrades are acting within the discipline of the organisation. The time for divisive and polarising political rhetoric is over. We must build the ANC,” Zuma said.
“The time for leaking information to the media and using journalists to divide the ANC must also come to an end. Already we are seeing progress in this regard.”
He said the African National Congress's national conference in Mangaung in December had helped to draw a line against ill-discipline and factionalism.
“What stood out about that conference as well was the high levels of discipline and order. We proved that our movement remains an epitome of democracy and political maturity in the manner in which the conference was conducted,” Zuma said.
“Mangaung went smoothly and successfully, despite the so-called wise predictions from some sections of the media and analysts, who were saying authoritatively that the ANC would implode in Mangaung.
He said the ANC would mobilise millions of South Africans to defend the “gains of this hard-won democracy” during the national elections next year.
“We must prove to our people in word and in action that the ANC remains the only organisation capable of mobilising the broadest strata of society for fundamental social transformation,” Zuma said.
“We need unity and cohesion. That is why we commend the KZN province for working hard to achieve unity in the province, which has led to enormous success both in the ANC and governance.”
He congratulated the province for the way it had dealt with the “leadership question” at recent conferences.
“You have demonstrated that the unity of the ANC and its cohesion is more important than who is at the helm,” Zuma said.
“That is an important spirit, because the ANC is not about fighting for positions. It is about sacrifice, dedication and commitment.” - Sapa

Saturday Star

March 18 2013 at 01:09pm 
By Sapa

Johannesburg - The ANC has dissolved the ANC Youth League's national executive committee, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Monday.
“[This is] as a consequence of its continued ill-disciplined behaviour that brought the organisation into disrepute on numerous occasions,” Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.
“An interim team will be selected and put in place by the NWC [national working committee].”
The decision was taken at a three-day African National Congress national executive committee (NEC) meeting held in Irene, south of Pretoria, at the weekend.
Mantashe said the NEC had instructed that all processes be stopped immediately with regard to the pending provincial and regional conferences of the ANCYL.
Some were trying to rush these conferences so that leaders could be elected.
“We can't have a leadership that is instant,” said Mantashe.
“There is a difference between filter coffee and instant coffee.”
The ANC has also dissolved its Limpopo's provincial leadership, Mantashe said.
“The PEC (provincial executive committee) has been dissolved for displaying totally un-ANC behaviour and institutionalised factional conduct,” he said.
“(It will) be replaced with an interim structure that will be given no more than nine months to work towards convening a provincial conference.”
A list of the provincial task team was being decided during a meeting on Monday. A provincial general council would be held in Limpopo on Sunday.
Mantashe said there were a number of issues in the province, which involved MECs and mayors who did not hold the same views as the PEC being removed.
It showed there was no ANC leadership in the province, there were groupings, and the ANC was paying the price.
“These issues cannot go unnoticed by the ANC,” he said.
Mantashe said dissolving the PEC would not affect government positions.
Provincial chairman Cassel Mathale is also the Limpopo premier.
“The PEC is elected in the inner conference of the ANC. That PEC is not government, so we'll dissolve the PEC not government,” he said.
Mantashe denied that dissolving the ANCYL NEC and the Limpopo PEC was a purging exercise.
“The Mangaung conference has come and gone... we don't go around purging people,” he said.
“You cannot be flat-footed and do nothing when things go wrong.” - Sapa


March 18 2013 at 07:32am 
By Babalo Ndenze, Aziz Hartley and Sapa

Cape Town - It was an eventful weekend for the ANC as the party’s leadership dissolved the executive committees of its youth league and of its Limpopo province, a move seen as a major blow to those who campaigned against President Jacob Zuma.
Some insiders feel the move to disband the league was because the ANC leadership was still afraid of the influence expelled leader Julius Malema has on some members.
Malema’s adversary, ANC NEC member and the league’s former treasurer Pule Mabe is understood to have been in support of its disbandment.
At least two ANC insiders confirmed that the leadership disbandment would be going ahead.
Although there was no official statement from the ANC on Sunday night, a youth league NEC member confirmed its disbandment saying they were all caught off guard.
“It’s official. But it’s been doing the rounds for a while now.
“I heard it during the course of the weekend and just dismissed it. They’re seemingly very satisfied with what transpired with people saying if the leadership remains and Sindiso Magaqa comes back Julius Malema would be ruling from his grave. How much more can you take from that man (Malema)?” she asked, referring to Malema’s legal and financial woes following his expulsion.
She said some NEC members fought for the league not to be disbanded, while other NEC members like Mabe and Zizi Kodwa called for its disbandment.
ANC Youth League spokesman and NEC member Thabo Kupa would not be drawn into the matter.
“We have no statement. Speak to the ANC,” said Kupa.
The party’s NEC elected at the ANC’s Mangaung conference in December, was given a mandate to look into the youth league’s leadership relating to matters of ill-discipline and decide on a way forward.
At Mangaung the ANC in Mpumalanga called on the ruling party to disband the league’s national executive, which sparked a robust debate in one of the closed plenary sessions at the conference.
While the call was not endorsed by delegates – the future of the current leadership of the league has been hanging in the balance until this weekend.
The league’s leadership said just last month that it has more pressing priorities like rebuilding and “strengthening” the youth structure, which has been without an elected president and leadership since Julius Malema’s expulsion and the suspension of its secretary-general, Sindiso Magaqa, and spokesman Floyd Shivambu.
Delivering the party’s January 8 statement in Durban Zuma said the league remains an “important and critical structure of the ANC” and should be “empowered”.
The same applied to the Limpopo ANC, which was at the forefront of the anti-Zuma faction prior to the conference. Its chairman and Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale has had his days numbered.
Ahead of the meeting Mathale and the entire Limpopo ANC leadership were expected to be removed with an interim leadership taking over control until a new leadership is elected at a conference.
Loyiso Nkohla, a member the league’s Dullah Omar (Cape Town metro) region said: “Yes. I’ve heard about it (ANCYL NEC disbanded).
“We’ll wait for formal communication from the ANC national executive.”
Political Bureau


This is not democracy.
This is rather a "Communist Revolution" within the ANC.
This action will still lead to the implosion of the ANC and their auxiliary structures.
This is defined as "DICTATORSHIP!"
These brutal steps are the beginning of the end of destruction of Democracy in South Africa.
Zuma want to be the next Zulu Dingaan.
Meet Jacob Zuma the Messiah of the Zulu's'

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