President Jacob Zuma has strongly defended the ANC’s eleventh hour decision to postpone its youth wing’s elective conference, saying it would otherwise have ended up disbanding the league a second time.
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Zanu-PF got a somewhat ambivalent reception at the ANC Youth League congress as one of its leaders, Mpiehlabayo Malinga, came bearing greetings from Zimbabwean president “uBaba” Robert Mugabe.
Defiant but well-behaved ANC Youth League delegates at its consultative congress have complained that their national congress has been turned into a “picnic”.
The ANC Youth League was not politically ready to have its elective congress this week, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has said.
The ANC has disbanded its youth league’s national task team and called off the league’s elections of national leaders.
The ANC has told struggle stalwart Pallo Jordan he is free to resign from Parliament and the ANC’s national executive committee, but not from the ANC itself.
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has cautioned that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should not be negotiating about Parliament’s report on the suspension of EFF MPs for rowdy behaviour.
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The ANC has ordered its youth league to cancel all provincial general council meetings ahead of its conference next week, fearing that they will degenerate into fighting and general chaos.
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Wednesday. I’m hungry. I’m thinking about Doctor Hunter S Thomson.
The recent behaviour displayed by our parliamentarians is disturbing, with the name-calling, shouting and refusal to obey the rules of the House.
There is nothing as sweet as a hard-earned victory. Ask Bafana Bafana. They should be over the moon at qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.