Anti-Malema group plans ahead
Malema accused of manipulating vote
ANCYL altercations claims rubbished
Johannesburg - Former ANC Youth League chairperson in Limpopo, Lehlohonolo Masoga, will spell out the way forward on Tuesday after he was ousted by Frans Moswane, allegedly with the help of league president Julius Malema.
Masoga on Monday said he would address the media to announce the action he plans taking after Malema insisted the new leadership, comprising his supporters, be elected at the conference held in Nzhelele on Sunday.
Masoga's supporters, who were allegedly forcibly removed from the elective conference, vowed not to recognise Moswane.
They charged that Moswane's election was not democratic after they were removed from the conference by police on Saturday.
Masoga supporters accused Malema of orchestrating their removal to ensure his preferred candidates were elected.
Support pledged for Malema
The league in the North West on Monday welcomed President Jacob Zuma's censure of the ANCYL president over a number of issues, but simultaneously pledged its support for Malema.
Zuma's criticism followed Malema's comments on Zimbabwe, his singing of "shoot the boer" despite a call from party leadership to refrain from doing so, league comments on Eugene Terre'Blanche and Malema's treatment of a BBC journalist at a media briefing last week.
Provincial secretary Boy-Boy Makgetla said: "The youth league was established as a radical and militant organisation... we are allowed to do mistakes, and the leadership of the ANC will correct us."
He said the league may have gone too far this time.
"We were very emotional, we may have went overboard."
However, Makgetla said those wishing Malema away should think again.
"Prophets of doom wish the leadership of the ANC will charge the president and expel him, but we are not going to agree with those things.
"Our president has said he is unshaken and we are with him."
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