Thursday, September 2, 2010

Military Training for the ANC’s Youth

The constitution of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), states that they are, among others, committed to the creation of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa, and that it shall rally all the youth of our country to play an active part in the struggles of the community and the building and defence of democracy. It further states that the Youth League shall strive to achieve fundamental social change for the benefit of all young people, and that it shall endeavour to unite the youth of our country to take their rightful place.

All these fancy words mean absolutely nothing!

The Youth League’s actions over the years, and particularly the behaviour of there conceited leader, Julius Malema, clearly points to the fact that they have a rather militaristic attitude, and that their objectives definitely do not accommodate the sentiments of ALL young people living in this country. The ANCYL is in fact the single largest bunch of racist blacks on earth, -- and the saddest fact of it all, is that they have zero opposition.


Earlier this year on 13 May 2010 the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Lindiwe Sisulu, agreed to make arrangements for Julius Malema, together with other senior members of the ANCYL, to undergo military training. This happened shortly after a controversial courtesy visit by Julius Malema to Zimbabwe in April 2010, where he was greeted as a hero by the militant youth (ZANU-PF members) in Zimbabwe, - the same gangsters who were actively involved in the illegal seizure of white-owned farms.

Malema even praised Zimbabwe's program for taking over thousands of white-owned farms, and also stated that South Africa (his country) will follow their example. (Click here to view the news report on this issue)

Only after it was pointed out that the proposed military training contravenes Section 199(7)(b) of the Constitution, which states that, “neither the security forces, nor their members shall further any interest of a political party,” did the minister issue a statement saying that the training camps were open to ALL political parties.

Five months later, Willie Spies, an attorney of AfriForum, pointed out that representatives of the three main opposition parties had already confirmed to AfriForum that their parties’ youth structures have not received any formal invitation from the Defence Department. He furthermore demanded that Minister Lindiwe Sisulu answer certain questions about military training for ANCYL and YCL members, and stipulated the deadline for 1 September 2010 at 17:00.

Spies furthermore stated that, “It is critical that we shold not repeat the mistakes of our northern neighbours in South Africa. There was good reason for the drafters of the Constitution to specifically prohibit political partisanship in the National Defence Force. In Zimbabwe, youth members of Zanu-PF trained in militia camps established by the Zimbabwean army became a feared force of violence and intimidation during election times. We should avoid such a situation to develop in South Africa at all costs.”

AfriForum also promised to issue court papers for the judicial review of the Minister’s plans today, - that was if no response was received from the Minister’s office. – Source

It now come to light that the South African Navy (SAN) will provide the proposed military training, but Sisulu has remained tight-lipped on the whole issue.

In my humble opinion, I strongly suspect that selected members of the ANCYL have already received training in the art of using an AK-47 rifle, the official weapon of mass destruction in Africa! Sisulu must of somehow let the cat out the bag when someone proposed Navy training, for I simply cannot see why on earth black youths require military naval training, unless it is an attempt to conquer their inborn fears of fighting an enemy on the open seas, - an art the Black African has never been able to accomplish!

The following statement was issued today (2 Sept 2010) by David Maynier, MP, Democratic Alliance shadow minister of defence and military veterans:

Military Training: Keep ANCYL away from the SANDF

The Democratic Alliance (DA) believes the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Lindiwe Sisulu, should make a public statement explaining whether reports are true that youths recruited through political parties - most probably the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) - as well as the rural development and land affairs department will receive military training provided by the South African Navy (SAN).

Earlier this year on 13 May 2010 the minister agreed to make arrangements for Julius Malema, together with other senior members of the ANCYL, to undergo two weeks of military training. The agreement was reached after a meeting between the minister and the national executive committee of the ANCYL to discuss the voluntary national service proposal.

Moreover, it was confirmed today by an official that a period of military service - perhaps up to six months - may be provided to youths recruited to be part of the new National Rural Youth Service Corp being established by the rural development and land affairs department.

The constitution makes it very clear that the defence force may never be used to further, in a partisan manner, any interests of a political party. The defence force should therefore never be drawn into party politics: a two week period of military training for Julius Malema and senior members of the ANCYL risks politicizing the military and undermining the constitutional principle of non partisanship of the defence force.

The minister is playing with political fire and should not allow her political ambition and close relationship with the ANCYL to impair her political judgment and risks politicising the defence force.

The DA therefore calls on the minister to make a public statement explaining whether it is true that the reported military training is going ahead and if it is true to immediately stop the military training reportedly being provided by the SAN. Source: politicsweb

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