Knives out for Malema
September 19 2010#www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=nw20100919124919508C369380~
ANC members from around the country will gather in Durban for a five day policy review meeting on Monday with President Jacob Zuma under pressure to speed up services to the poor and knives sharpening for ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.
The ANC and its alliance partners the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the SA Communist Party (SACP) have asked those attending the national general council (NGC) to focus on policy issues and not leadership squabbles.
However, according to a Sunday Times report, the party’s provincial chairpersons have stepped in to save Zuma from a humiliating challenge to his leadership.
The move reportedly came after Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi blasted ANC leadership for having “no backbone” in dealing with Malema.
“All we want them to do is to have a backbone and implement the Polokwane resolutions. When are we going to do away with labour brokers? Why are you afraid of young kids like this?
“All we want is for our leadership to be strong and make decisions. This paralysis which is caused by young kids must come to an end,” Vavi said at a Cosatu rally in East London on Saturday.
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