ANC promises to revisit unhappy supporters

2011-05-20 08:28

Pretoria - The ANC promises to visit areas with service delivery problems when the elections are over, even though campaigning is done, said Gauteng ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile.

Watching results flood into the IEC centre in Pretoria on Thursday, he said: "We will revisit by conducting Imbizos in these areas...It will definitely happen."

Mashatile was relishing the fact that the DA had not won a single ward by "going for the black vote".

He said the party promised to intensify visits to areas on a regular basis after finding out that people were "sad" and "unhappy" with the ANC.

"The [general] attitude wasn't bad, but you can feel the unhappiness," Mashatile said.

After recent campaigns, President Jacob Zuma said in media reports that he did not blame people protesting over service delivery.

Mashatile, while saying that in some protests "people go to the extreme" and "stir trouble", he also felt that they could not to be blamed for doing so.

He said votes were still garnered from disgruntled residents in Zandspruit - which was engulfed in recent service delivery protests - because the ANC had intervened and spoke to people.

"They said, 'we will give you another chance'.

"It shows that if we listen, visit, and talk to them, they will change their attitudes," Mashatile said.

it was "very important" for the ANC to listen to the people in townships, as it had to consolidate the black vote.

In Johannesburg, the ANC was doing very well, he said, with a 100% vote from townships like Soweto, Zandspruit and Diepsloot.

"There has been no panic [regarding their vote]," Mashatile said.

Councillors would also be monitored to check that they were doing their jobs.

"We must monitor everything."

  • vivr - 2011-05-20 08:37

    Have we not heard this before: "Councillors would also be monitored to check that they were doing their jobs. "We must monitor everything." This is possibly the last chance they get.Previous service delivery protests will look like kiddies parties compared to what will happen in future if they dont get their act together.

      Creeky - 2011-05-20 10:06

      And the PROMISES continues....... Check the results of what PoePAUL said they "WILL DO..." No shows!!

      IandI - 2011-05-20 10:12

      This promise will come true. The next time the ANC come visiting they will be bringing rubber bullets, batons and teargas to pacify their unhappy supporters.

      The Unknown - 2011-05-20 12:21

      This will happen. Just before the next elections, will the disgruntled people be "visited" again

  • saabnut - 2011-05-20 08:39

    Yeah- go and hand out some more packets of chips- Sour grapes and vinegar flavour!!!

      saabnut - 2011-05-20 08:41

      They said, 'we will give you another chance'. Careful ANC, they can only eat so many chips and believe so many lies. Stop your gravy train, and you might get somewhere...

      chinyoli - 2011-05-20 09:25

      Yes, the chips at least gets them to it, in the old days they were literally dying of hunger !!! Viva blackman viva !! We will never be ruled agin except the coloureds who have always have been treated as more people than the natives....

      jowza - 2011-05-20 11:11

      well said chinyoli.they forget when they used to give cheap wine to the coloureds.

      jowza - 2011-05-20 11:12

      you sound like sour grapes saabut

  • KissTheBoer - 2011-05-20 08:40

    WAY to go my beloved ANC, I didn't vote I'm sure in 2014 we will get our two third majority back. hala Msholozi wena wakwanjamalala

      Mike or Mpho - 2011-05-20 08:56

      Why do you want it so bad?

      gizzy - 2011-05-20 09:01

      You didn't vote so how can the ANC be your "beloved ANC"? What a dumbwit!!!!

      Point Blank - 2011-05-20 09:19

      Shame KTB, the ANC have lost votes every election since 94, it won't be long before you lose your majority altogether..

      DeonL - 2011-05-20 09:48

      Mike, they can change the constitution with this majority. Landgrabbing might become legal. They should rater redistribute the many failed farming projects.

  • c1 - 2011-05-20 08:44

    Let them cross my path and they will be sorry...

      jowza - 2011-05-20 11:02 it?

      Lethik - 2011-05-20 13:07

      lol....what? you'll call your dogs on them? pathetic!

  • clark - 2011-05-20 08:44

    - Anc cheap talk - The biggest problem they now face with service delivery, is that the cookie jar is empty after all the thieving and wastage.

      Shees - 2011-05-20 10:49

      No no... now they could just increase the tax, electricity and toll fees

  • Mark - 2011-05-20 08:52

    The vote count is not yet over and the ANC has already started spewing garbage. They know exactly what their supporters love o hear

      kuruption88 - 2011-05-20 09:02

      And so I ask all their supporters (ANC), Can you really get a full stomach on a hand-out diet of false promises.

      gizzy - 2011-05-20 09:03

      And therin lies the problem. Talk, talk and more talk with the odd imbizo thrown in!!!!!!! Not once did he mention DELIVERY, it's all talk, listen and imbizo. They'll still be at it in another 20 years and the sheep will coninue to follow blindly. Sad but true .....

  • kuruption88 - 2011-05-20 09:00

    Time for the ANC supporters to go and collect their false that is what they are.....promises......

  • AgentM - 2011-05-20 09:02

    Yes, they will go visit their unhappy supporters... when it's time to start campaigning for the next election! What a load of suckers we have in this country, how long will it take for them to wake the hell up and realise that it doesn't matter who governs us as long as they do a good job!

      Da@Ismile - 2011-05-20 09:14

      You are one of those suckers, who were criticizing ANC from day one of Democracy, even your favourite DA will gonna change everything by overnight. We still believe in this party.

      TGR - 2011-05-20 10:03

      @ Da@Ismile--You must go back to a decent school, read your comment, unless you only have a grade 1? You don't make sense, is this your ANC talk, never making sesnse.

      Lethik - 2011-05-20 13:12


  • Nectarios - 2011-05-20 09:05

    Let the games begin.... - LOL

      WCD - 2011-05-20 12:08

      The next four years will be the most anticipated comedy event in the world, and we have tickets, mate - its going to be biblical !

  • Damask - 2011-05-20 09:08

    Are these people high? "It shows that if we listen, visit, and talk to them, they will change their attitudes,", does he mean the attitudes of wanting their elected leaders to do their jobs just once in their damn lives? I'm sorry, but these people are bringing this upon themselves. Next week they protest again, while the ANC is dividing up the money between the new councillors.

  • Roman Moroni - 2011-05-20 09:10

    Yes right Paul, and Captain Jack Sparrow is related to the Queen of England...oops it seems that he really is LOL!!! Just remind those councillors to attend your "talking" sessions after they went to the BMW dealership. The problem is you must actually "do" something for the piepols Paul, not "listen" to them and "talk" to them...but by the time you start listening the municipal accounts are already paying off BMWSA and there is nothing left to spend on the needs of the poor piepols...

      proud - 2011-05-20 13:15

      are u bitter romon moroni, what car do u drive? im a young black south african with a decent job and a bmw, do u want to trade places? lol! get it into your thick heads, we (blacks) will not be ruled by white people anymore!

      Hardtail - 2011-05-20 13:27

      Proud...tsk...who wants to be ruled by the ANC? you? and as for your's only a car you places? not on your life, i have no need to live the life of a racist turd, with a job, bmw and a inferiority complex a mile wide...

      regularguy - 2011-05-20 14:18

      @ Proud. I think people sometimes misunderstand eachother on these forums. What I do want to answer to you my fellow SA resident is that most of us do not mind being ruled by a black goverment. Unfortunately, if you look at the rest of Africa and specific our Mugabe neighbour we are all afraid that our lovely south africa will go the same way. If the ANC is serious about all the residents future, they will see the election results as an insult to their poor performance over the past 17 years and hopefully they will start doing something about it. Be honest here, do you really like to see how goverment officials fly all over the world to visit friends in prison, how they enrich only their own friends and families with goverment tenders more expensive than the lowest tender, how they are mostly overweight because they only dine at the finest of restaurants? This all while millions are without work? Why not start given people work instead of handouts and create a better future for all. My worry is not a black government. My worry is the incapable people in government that think they know what they are doing but are actually breaking down all that was good in the past. Yes Apartheid was bad. But not ALL that came out of apartheid was bad . Do you agree.....???????

  • ckrummeck - 2011-05-20 09:12

    Why doesn't the IEC go digital and allow voters to appear in person and follow the same process, but instead of writing an 'X' onto a page, have a touch screen, in a private voting booth, where you can select your choice. It's still totally safe in that it can't be hacked, because it's not online; but the benefits are massive. Each ID Number registered can only vote once, no one can spoil a ballot, counting is done automatically, loads of time & money saved, etc. Basically, instead of IEC officials counting the paper vote and capturing them into a system, rather allow voters to directly capture there choice into a system. Results would be available almost immediately. It's time!

      Janco - 2011-05-20 09:24

      Then there would be no chance of cheating .....

      lesm1984 - 2011-05-20 09:56

      Good idea. It wou also stop the intimidation of the more superstitious voters by the ANC heavies, with their "We know where you live. We 'fix' you sista". Perhaps if the voters weren't intimidated the results would be different... or would they?

      stukyster - 2011-05-20 09:59

      100k to find the optimal machine and write a program to do it 10k price per machine * (how many voting stations) Although I really like the idea, it will simply end up destroying jobs, and many people will struggle to use it. Rather stay with tried and trusted pen and paper, but improve the flow and/or employ more officials.

      Worldwise - 2011-05-20 11:29

      Spoiled ballots are a legitimate form of voting. Its done so that no one can accuse you of not voting as your name is ticked off on the voters roll. If you don't agree with any of the parties you spoil your vote on purpose. How are you going to do this on a computer that won't let you? Also, if the computer records your vote against your ID number, your vote is no longer secret. Technology is not always the answer.

      tammi2day - 2011-05-20 23:11

      Actually - this is a brilliant idea. Let's fingerprint everyone (one more way to catch all the burglars, murderers, etc.) and then everyone lets their fingerprint be read by computer and they get to vote. Spoilt ballots can easily be accounted for by pushing the "I Want To Spoil My Ballot" Party. Of course, there may be a lot of rural people who are missing their fingers... but that will only last for one election as by the time the next election rolls around the finger will not be in any usable condition.

  • Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-05-20 09:12

    So they are going to visit all ANC controlled municipalities?

      Da@Ismile - 2011-05-20 09:16

      what do you think?

      tammi2day - 2011-05-20 23:16

      Smile.... and laugh.... Not FRIGGIN' likely, is it now! But they have 'lent' the ANC their vote for ONE MORE CHANCE, so change is IMMINENT!! WHOO HOO!!

  • smashly - 2011-05-20 09:16

    "It shows that if we listen, visit, and talk to them, they will change their attitudes," .... thats all the ANC will ever do (well at least pretend to do!) they will never act on the complaints and try to rectify them!

      Slash - 2011-05-20 09:55

      "It shows that if we listen, visit, and talk to them, they will change their attitudes" - That just shows the arrogance of the ANC. It's not the people who must change their attitudes, it's the ANC that must change IT'S attitude!!! The mere fact that they refer to themselves as "the ruling party" speaks volumes about their arrogance. Nowhere else to governments refer to themselves as the ruling party, but rather, the serving party. When they get their heads around that, perhaps things will begin to change...

  • Point Blank - 2011-05-20 09:20

    Instead of "going to see people" how about you actually deliver to these people... how's that for making a difference.. You KNOW WHY they unhappy.

  • Moipone Bokaba - 2011-05-20 09:22

    On monitoring: who will be monitoring the monitors who are monitoring the's a tricky one but hey, too little too late.

  • Clinton - 2011-05-20 09:26

    "It shows that if we listen, visit, and talk to them, they will change their attitudes," - I recall about 8 years ago when Mbeki visited a student in Mafikeng. She informed him of the poor service delivery and then told him that she will give the ANC "one more chance" and after this will vote for aomeone else. It just seems that back then this one woman should of already been a warning sign for the ANC and now they have an entire community thinking like this? Meetings and delibiration and talking is all nice and proper, but it also takes up time which we all know costs money (tax payers money)- maybe instead of talking so much over the same problems and issues it would be better to take action and try and resolve them. Maybe instead of trying to seem like hearing about this issues the first time one should rather do something, anything pro active before calling more meetings and making even more promises. Maybe its time the political parties realise that singing old struggle songs is nice and all and sitting in court diputing open toilets is pointless as well, but it just does not resolve any current problems the common folk has on the ground. It doesnt create job, fill a belly, give us clothes, keep us warm, put a roof over our heads, repair that huge pothole, relieve our transport costs or positifly contributes towards bonding our nation as one. Nope......Im afraid the majority of politicians are either to greedy, power hungry or just plain dont care. Politicains be afraid

      Hardtail - 2011-05-20 13:30

      in THIS country? you want policitians to be afraid? never gonna happen, but it is a nice thought. Here however, people vote skin colour before anything else.

  • anned - 2011-05-20 09:27

    Nice, we are still comfortably in power. We can still fly around, stay in expensive hotels, have lekka parties, oop sorry imbizos. Oh I almost forgot, must remember to order the BMW X6. Nomvula, write me a speech quickly to calm the mushrooms! Tell them ...whatever. Oh, and we will monitor ourselves. And book plane tickets to Cape Town, I am playing golf with Tony.

  • Mike_L - 2011-05-20 09:27

    Deliver a few platitudes to the gullible masses, then get back into the Merc/Beemer and drive off to the next sushi party.

  • Slingervel - 2011-05-20 09:28

    Those communities who voted the ANC back into power must now bear the brunt of what is going to follow! Don't complain anymore! We wish you lots of potholes, no housing and electricity, bad roads, flowing sewage and huge corruption. Please suffer in silence you stupid idiots!!

      Point Blank - 2011-05-20 09:34

      Screw you, who is the "we" in your rhetoric?

      Slash - 2011-05-20 10:06

      Spot on.

      Slash - 2011-05-20 10:09

      @ Point Blank - The "we" that Slingervel is referring to are all those who did not vote the corrupt and useless ANC back into power. You moron...

      tammi2day - 2011-05-20 23:21

      @ Slash - I think Point Blank is actually trying to extricate himself from that 'WE' who wish the STILL disadvantaged more bad luck. I mean it really is not in ANYONE's best interest that the country doesn't move forward, is it? And the last thing that SA needs is more polarization - after all, we have more than enough JUST with JuJu, don't we (meant in a very INCLUSIVE way)?

  • Kale - 2011-05-20 09:30

    Wow more false empty hollow promises to the people dumb enough to believe them. Nothing will change. ANC is for making the few rich and screw the rest

  • Point Blank - 2011-05-20 09:33

    Shame the ANC are still so stuck on race they think this was about black and white votes.... And they wonder why people are unhappy.

      Lethik - 2011-05-20 13:15

      Dear White South African who sends ignorant post on News24 I'M BLACK and I'M PROUD! there is nothing that can change that. You can call me all sorts of names, uneducated, ignorant, stupid, b*tch..Honestly i don't give A DAMN!!! I'm even proud of the so called "little" progress the ANC has made in the past 17years, as young as this democracy is, i am very proud! you have the audacity to utter how corrupt the ANC government is when the whole essence of the apartheid government was corrupt!!! Yes we accept there is still a lot of work to be done and we are not afraid to admit it, but the ANC has STILL DONE a lot for its people. WE WILL STILL VOTE FOR THE ANC, because we believe in it!! WE BELIEVE IN THE BLACK MAN! How do I,in my right (very educated) mind vote for the DA?? when im still oppressed in corporate SA, even when there are still BEE processes being administered. The white MAN will earn a higher salary than ME, I'm more qualified!!! i have more experience and i know for a FACT, i'm smarter, and he still can get away with fokol!! ...HOW can i as a black person VOTE FOR THE DA, when i get dirty looks and fake ass smiles in my OWN country!!! WHITE MAN AGAIN, and Again, BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY CAUSE YOU WILL ONE DAY KILL YOURSELF WITH EMBARRASMENT AND SHAME!!!!. BLACK PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO RISE!!! WHILE YOU SIT BACK AND DRINK YOUR VOMIT!!! ps: IM NOT STUPID, IM NOT IGNORANT, IM NOT A SHEEP. I AM A SMART BLACK,PS: CONTINUE WRITING THESE ABOUT BLACKS.. C HOW FAR U GO!

      Janine - 2011-05-20 13:30

      @Lethik - jeez - wipe the rabid froth off your mouth. I'm white (only saying this since you have stated that you are Black) and I don't care what colour our government officials are. I do, however, expect them to do their jobs properly with honesty and integrity. Sorry, but the ANC government is not nearly living up to those standards. Whilst many of them drive expensive cars, live in mansions, eat expensive food and generally live like kings, the poor are still poor and living in squalor.

      Hardtail - 2011-05-20 13:35

      Dear proud and arrogant and ignorant ranter lethik... Who is the racist now? Who is the new national party now? Who re-institutes past policies under "new names"? The ANC is the OLD NP, lock, stock and barrel. You have learned well from your old masters. Something tells me, lethik, that you despite all your glorious claims, all your empty rhetoric, and boasts, are nothing more than attempting to cover for the evident failings of your leaders. Be proud lethik, be racist lethik, be angry lethik, but above all lethik, keep voting for the NP, sorry, ANC!

      Lethik - 2011-05-20 15:42


      tammi2day - 2011-05-20 23:34

      @ Lethik, I hope you have calmed down as an angry person is very seldom able to make a valid and logical point or sway opinion. I think there are flaws in your logic and reasoning, the most important being: - "you have the audacity to utter how corrupt the ANC government is when the whole essence of the apartheid government was corrupt!!!" Isn't the whole point of RECONCILIATION and creating a NEW NON-RACIST government the fact that we ALL get to start with a clean slate, the the sins of the fathers are not carried on to the next generation - be those fathers black, white, coloured or indian? To some degree under apartheid, we were ALL part of the problem as we are all human and all made mistakes, there are lots of things that if we could have a 'do-over' we would do differently. Having the opportunity to start afresh, we should not copy or imitate the very regime the people rejected (94% of white people in 1994) so thoroughly. Having the opportunity to start over, we should have learned lessons from the past and never repeat those mistakes... otherwise we may as well be sheep! Please think about it! PS: Your very ANGRY rhetoric serves no purpose other than to antagonize people. As smart as you are, why do you not do something to change and improve the country rather than ranting about it on a message board. The world is change by those who DO, not by those who say but unless you get this anger under control, all you will do is TIME! :-)

  • Lee - 2011-05-20 09:36

    Wow a promise to visit. How nice. Maybe they can sing songs, give a few more t-shirts out and then come visit you all again in 2014. Just make sure the white folk keep the limited service delivery they get and stuff the townships ANC. We all know they just need promises a few songs and t-shirts and the sheep will vote for you.

  • Razzo Corporation - 2011-05-20 09:38

    Ya right.. JZ and his thieving buddies will now be sipping on champagne and living the high-life until about 5 days before the next election - before they start spewing more lies to their sheople..... and in 2014 the masses will still be wondering when that 'e-FREE' house is coming... news flash sheople - NEVER! If the poor masses want to keep voting in these thieves, then I have ZERO pity for them living in shacks with no running water and open toilets - live with the choices you make!

  • PB - 2011-05-20 09:40

    I wouldn't hold my breath for it to actually happen...

  • lesm1984 - 2011-05-20 09:46

    The ANC have it made. They cause the problem, then tell the poor, ignorant voters that by voting ANC, the ANC will fix the probem. The ANC was first founded on violence and intimidation; now only the lies and BS remain. The ANC originally promised the black population "freedom", but now they enslave their own people with empty promises to provide jobs, beat poverty, and provide "service delivery". It is amazing that anyone, with even the weakest understanding, still votes for them. They will NEVER keep their promises; they will NEVER get rid of poverty and they will NEVER reduce unemplyment.

      tryanything - 2011-05-20 17:49

      I actually worked for a company where the managers would create a crisis just so they could take the credit for fixing it ...Then they would get promoted and the poor sucker moving into his position would have to clean up. Sound familiar?

  • Stacey.S - 2011-05-20 09:47

    promises promises, ah shame, your promises are Empty ANC!!! Your people are still suffering, yet its just promises... its really sad!!!

  • Da@Ismile - 2011-05-20 09:49

    You people claim to care about us ( blacks), an actually fact you don’t, leave us alone with our ANC we know where we come from and we know where we going to.

      Mike_L - 2011-05-20 10:09

      Yawn. It's not about "blacks" or "whites" anymore. It's about a corrupt, self-serving political party that is creating equal opportunities for all races: equal opportunity to become unemployed, equal opportunity to become a victim of crime, equal opportunity to become poor, etc. As for "where we are going to", that has been obvious since as far back as the Mbeki era. With each passing day, South Africa becomes more and more like its northern neighbour.... a living hell for whites and blacks alike.

      jowza - 2011-05-20 11:08

      "not about blacks and whites"? only when it suites you

      Mike_L - 2011-05-20 11:41

      When it suits? What tripe! The power balance shifted seventeen years ago. If you want to see selective timing, look at how the ANC suddenly shows interest in "service delivery" in the few weeks before an election.... only to forget about it shortly after the results are in. It's a pattern that has played itself out in every election year since '94.

      Nkulekweni - 2011-05-20 12:21

      Do you DA@lsmile, do you really know where you are going to? I am black and the future I see is certainly not the one you seem to be so certain of. In future please refrain from speaking for the black race.

  • MacDaKnife - 2011-05-20 09:55

    Joke of the day!

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-05-20 10:00

    ANC election promises fade as fast as their election posters. Posters lasters about 1 week.

  • tut - 2011-05-20 10:04

    YEAH RIGHT! 17 years into democracy and already the ANC have lost more than 20% of their loyal constituents! The racial Division strategy has clearly backfired on them and along with Malema/Manyi bad public relations strategy, poor service delivery, corruption they have lost the symbolic war outright i.e the faith and trust of loyal supporters to the DA. This is an ongoing victory for democracy! The Mandela philosophy lives in the DA!

  • Misan Thrope - 2011-05-20 10:04

    "It shows that if we listen, visit, and talk to them, they will change their attitudes," Mashatile said. Listening, visiting and talking is all the ANC ever accomplish. It's action that is required, not talking. ANC's slogan should be: I want a jop but I don't want to wek.

      Nkulekweni - 2011-05-20 12:24

      Actually as you might recall a favourite term of the president is it can be debated. So yes they do debate...pity is, the real debates about who to award tenders and give jobs to ect. take palce behind closed doors.

  • witboy - 2011-05-20 10:06

    see you next election and the DA will have to fix it

      jowza - 2011-05-20 11:07

      wishfull thinking

  • witboy - 2011-05-20 10:11

    I dont care who wins they must create jobs for all. There may be more unemloyed voters than DA voters. Very sad they still think that they are doing well.

  • cristinatjie - 2011-05-20 10:18

    The ANC racist can be glad the majority of black people are also racist, thats the only way they can win, the majority of black people will not vote for a white madam even if she can make their lifes better. Now I wonder why Malema talk so openly on hating white people, because he knows this !!!! Its so sad that black people can shout racist so quickly but yet they vote on basis of colour only !!! Sad South Africa, we will never be the colourfull rainbow nation...

      jowza - 2011-05-20 11:05

      spoken like a true racist

      Lethik - 2011-05-20 13:18


      Hardtail - 2011-05-20 13:41

      lethik? you little racist? still here posting your hate again? poor you. such a big chip to carry. but facts are facts, the anc, it's leaders are racists - one only has to listen to the speeches of malema to realise this - but as with the old NP speeches, as long as you are one of the chosen, it is not racism, it is nationalism. making sense yet lethik? blacks mos cannot be racist right? blacks cannot be tribalist? blacks do not hate coloureds? or am i wrong about over-supply statements? or white criminal statements? funny how you scream, lethik, when the accusation that you might be racist is actually hitting close to home huh?

      Lethik - 2011-05-20 15:57


  • zimkita - 2011-05-20 10:38

    I believe this will be the wake up call for ANC as ppl are disapointed with ANC and the way the keep on promising but not delivering.

      tammi2day - 2011-05-20 23:40

      Certainly it is a call to the ANC to deliver on their promises. Unfortunately, it seems that the ANC of 1965 to 1998 is not the same ANC of today. The ANC of today may well hear the message, but decide that they don't really care enough to stop the gravy train - after all that is pretty much what they have been doing for the past 10 years, and old (and new) habits die hard, especially when these habits make lives so much more fun! You've gotta admit that it is fun spending other people's money and not having to worry about paying the bills.... but they may find that they will have to pay the piper when the electorate turns against them after another 5 years of failed service delivery!

  • Kobus - 2011-05-20 10:44

    hahahahahahahah .... hold on hahahahahahah

      WCD - 2011-05-20 12:13

      Koop n duikpak want die kak gaan nou spat, hoera !

  • Shees - 2011-05-20 10:45

    "We must monitor everything." .... what a revelation ...after what, 17 years. Not holding my breath though.

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  • BlendedFrog - 2011-05-20 11:23

    What's the betting that exactly the same promise will be repeated in five years time?

  • PaulChinchen - 2011-05-20 11:59

    "You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." ~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931

  • Kevin - 2011-05-20 12:04

    Fatboy's company did a whole lot of jobs for service delivery. Whatever happened to that investigation. Send fatboy to Mpumalanga to address the people on those particular jobs.

  • Julius - 2011-05-20 12:54


  • Podgette - 2011-05-20 13:13

    bwaaahaaahaaa, is is APRIL FOOLS day already? Not bloody likely that will happen, until maybe a month before the next elections.

  • Janine - 2011-05-20 13:22

    The DA does not go for the "Black" vote. It goes for the vote of sane, sensible, reasonable people of all colours.

  • BLACKFRUIT - 2011-05-20 13:30


  • Say-my-say - 2011-05-20 14:18

    yeah right...... that means more travel and subsitance instead of just doing their jobs the 1st time around!!!!!!

  • johan - 2011-05-20 14:45


  • Susan Maritz - 2011-05-20 14:50

    He he he he. Yes. They will visit them JUST before the next election. "We want, they promise, we don't get, we vote for them cos they promise, we don't get. Eish. We dum"

      Lethik - 2011-05-20 16:01


      Razzo Corporation - 2011-05-20 18:23

      @Susan - well said - we all know that is exactly the truth.... @Lethik - No, see, YOU don't 'get it' - and your masses are at this very moment 'reaping what they sow'... they reaping tin shacks, no running water, open toilets, no jobs, no food.... what a great harvest for voting for the ANC..?? ......... IDIOT!!

  • Fran - 2011-05-21 02:55

    Paul the right time to start doing what you preach is monday 23rd May; otherwise 2014 I promise you my friend most of you will be without those big shinining cars