Juju, Manyi take a beating at Eastwood celebrations

2011-06-17 00:00

YOUTH Day in Eastwood was celebrated with a difference. Among a variety of pastimes on offer, there was a game that invited onlookers to throw shoes at two giant posters bearing the faces of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema and government communications chief Jimmy Manyi.

Manyi’s poster bore the words “Moer Manyi” and Malema’s urged onlookers to “Throw a shoe at Juju”.

A spokesperson for the South African Minority Rights Movement (SAMRM), Advocate Ashin Singh, said that as South Africans celebrated Youth Day, Manyi and Malema are both “taking South Africa backwards with their racially discriminating utterances”.

“Equality was won by former president Nelson Mandela and we still want equality for all. We must defend the gains of Mandela. We can’t let these monkeys decide the future of the country.”

Singh said the SAMRM is not fighting with anyone.

“It’s either there is equality or there’s no equality. If there is no equality, then heads must roll.”

A local resident who refused to be named for fear of victimisation, said that there was no need for the posters, especially on Youth Day.

“As South Africans we are guided by the Constitution and not by what individuals say,” he said.

The MEC for Finance, Ina Cronjé, who was present at the event said, “I am happy to see that people are having fun within their community and playing together. This has provided a great time for families to spent time together. We have to remember Youth Day in a way that will take us forward.

“We all have to make sure that the youth are healthy in their bodies and in their minds. We should remember all those who have come before us and face the future in a positive manner.”

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