Moela slams leaders who divide ANC, misuse youths

He shared the stage with other leaders from the ANC and its alliance partners during a memorial service of the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.


ANCYL deputy president Desmond Moela has hit out at leaders who go all over the place dividing the ANC as well as those misusing the youth for their own “selfish interests”.

He said in the spirit of Mama Winnie as the league they want leaders who will take care of the people, especially young people and not use them for door-to-door campaigns only.

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Moela said leaders like Mama Winnie were exemplary of good leadership because they “called a spade a spade”.

“Mama Winnie was one of those leaders who would not say a spade was something else,” Moela said.

“We want such leaders, not leaders who gossip about other leaders,” he said.

He was speaking at the Sydney Choma banquet hall in Middelburg during a memorial service held in honour of the late Madikizela-Mandela.

Madikizela-Mandela died on 2 April 2018 at the age of 81.

She was at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg.

Moela said they do not want leaders who will use the ANC “to pursue their own agendas in order to enrich themselves, their girlfriends, boyfriends and families”.

Moela slams leaders who divide ANC, misuse youths

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“Mama Winnie made sure she lived in Orlando. We don’t want leaders once they are elected they move to live in the suburbs and forget about the people.

Moela shared the stage with SANCO provincial chairman JJ Skhosana, ANCWL provincial chairwoman Busi Shiba, Cosatu national deputy secretary Solly Phetoe, SACP provincial secretary Bonakele Majuba and veterans league provincial treasurer Norah Fakude.

ANC national treasurer Paul Mashatile addressed the memorial service as a keynote speaker.

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Gracious Shabangu gets ready to contest as Gert Sibande ANCYL chair

The Mpumalanga ANCYL has disbanded all regional structures and task teams formed already in other regions.


Member of the regional executive committee of the Gert Sibande ANCYL, Gracious Shabangu, has his eyes glued on the position of Gert Sibande ANCYL chairperson, come congress.

Posters are already out and his lobbyists believe Shabangu is person to bring back the ANCYL to life.

“His dedication to the struggle of the betterment of young people and his character that appeals to the youths is what makes him an outstanding contestant,” one of his lobbyists based in the Govan Mbeki sub-region told the 013NEWS reporter.

Shabangu will face-off with Thulasizwe Thomo, the league’s regional spokesman, who is also vying for the position of Gert Sibande ANCYL chairperson.

An elective congress of the league in the region will determine the successor of Trevor Nkosi, the personable and popular regional youth leader, who was elevated to become the provincial deputy chairman of the league during a congress in July 2016.

Nkosi was also elected the additional member of the Gert Sibande ANC REC in June 2017.

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Supporters of Shabangu want Mcebo Zwane as the regional secretary while supporters of Thomo want current secretary James Nkosi to retain the post.

Ndumiso Vilakazi is also punted as the treasurer in the Shabangu slate.

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A task team is expected and will announce the date of the congress.

Gracious Shabangu gets ready to contest as Gert Sibande ANCYL chair

Gracious Shabangu gets ready to contest as Gert Sibande ANCYL chair

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WATCH: Mpumalanga ANCYL leader speaks land grabs, Mpumalanga ANC succession race

He addressed crowds who came to a Nelson Mandela memorial lecture at the eMalahleni town hall over the weekend.


Mpumalanga ANCYL chairman Tim Mashele wants all the land returned to the majority of black South Africans and says as the league they are not going to ask permission from anybody to do this.

He said in supporting Mandla Ndlovu to take over as the new chair of Mpumalanga ANC they are not going to be “apologetic” about returning land and want Ndlovu to pay their bail when they are arrested during the time when land is being returned, possibly violently.

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Ehlanzeni’s Bheki Lubisi: ‘I’m available for third term’

The ANCYL is preparing for regional congresses.


The leader of the ANCYL in Premier David Mabuza’s region says he is available for re-election.

Bheki Lubisi told 013NEWS over the weekend his re-election will only occur should branches give him the go-ahead.

“What I can say is that I’m available,” he said over the phone.

“If branches want me to come again I’m available to serve,” Lubisi said.

The league in the Mpumalanga province wants their regional elective congresses to occur in September 2017, provincial spokesman Bheki Sithole confirmed.

“There are guidelines and that is that the congresses should be in September,” Sithole said.

Lubisi said what will happen in congress are branches choosing who they want.

“I can confirm that I’m available if the ANCYL in Hlanzeni still wants me to serve,” he said.

Lubisi is serving a second term as the leader of the ANCYL in Mpumalanga’s biggest region.

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Owners of racist Mbombela golf estate sit down, look at memorandums

A week ago SANCO, the ANCYL and EFF marched to the Mbombela golf estate, demanding an end to racism.


The memorandums submitted by the two political parties and the civic movement have been looked at, the golf estate said this week.

Matumi golf estate manager Darren Plumb said an executive meeting on Tuesday this week discussed the memorandums.

“Yes we did sit on Tuesday and discussed it,” Plumb said.

“And we are still busy [drafting] the reply,” he said.

“We will keep you updated,” Plumb added through sms.

Owners of racist Mbombela golf estate sit down, look at memorandums

Matumi golf estate manager Darren Plumb. PIC: LinkdIn.

Young professional golfer 20-year-old Jabulane Mabilane was assaulted at the golf estate in October 2016.

Four white men came and accused Mabilane of not being allowed to play golf on the estate, beating him up.

A case of assault was opened with the cops in Mbombela and the estate sought to deal with the matter, suspending two of the white men as well as Mabilane for bringing the golf estate into disrepute.

Owners of racist Mbombela golf estate sit down, look at memorandums

A bruised and battered Mabilane. PIC: Sowetan.

The EFF, ANCYL and SANCO said racism should have no place in South Africa.

“We can’t tolerate racism anymore,” the EFF’s Collen Sedibe said on the sideline of the march in front of Matumi golf estate on Friday mid-day last week(12 May).

“It doesn’t have a space in our country. And we want racism to be criminalised, we want all the people [who assaulted Mabilane] to be arrested, racism is very wrong whether by a black or a white person,” said Sedibe.

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SANCO said they were there to demonstrate against racism and wanted the Mbombela municipality to intervene in the matter.

“We want the municipality to review the contract between itself and Nelspruit Golf Course because that place is supposed to be public property and not a private property,” SANCO’s Jabu Mahlangu said.

The ANCYL’s Pholoso Mbatsane said that they tabled 6 six demands in their memorandum and that if management didn’t resolve those issues they will “render the golf estate unworkable”.

“Part of the demands we want the golf estate to transform for equitable opportunities across all racial lines and we also demand that the agenda of national building should reflect the demographics of South Africa in equitable proportion and we also demand access to the golf estate for all those who wish to participate or be part of the estate, both black and white,” Mbatsane said.

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