Zuma arrives at ANC victory party

2011-05-20 18:07

Johannesburg - ANC president Jacob Zuma has arrived at Luthuli House in central Johannesburg on Friday evening for his party's election victory celebration.

A large crowd, who had been waiting patiently for his arrival, cheered and screamed "Zuma, Zuma" when he took the stage to greet them.

The ANC was holding an election victory celebration after it had won the majority of wards countrywide during the local government elections.

ANC supporters flocked to Luthuli House dressed in party regalia, the crowd sang and danced as a stage was set up on Sauer Street.

Supporters from the Marcus Raphoto branch in Lenasia South believed the ANC would win Midvaal in the next municipal election in 2014. The Democratic Alliance won the municipality in Wednesday's poll.

"You must floor a champion to take the title, if you win by points you are doing nothing," Smith Ramokopelo told Sapa.

"I'll fast for seven or even 10 days if another party won Johannesburg," he said.

As the afternoon drew to a close, people huddled together in their ANC-emblazoned blankets to ward off the cold.

Fans of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema streamed in from the South Gauteng High Court, where closing arguments were taking place for his hate speech trial.

They sang the same song at the heart of Malema's trial - "dubula ibhunu" (shoot the boer).

A strong police presence monitored the crowd.

  • lelo - 2011-05-20 18:27

    well done maqabane

      j4truth - 2011-05-20 18:58

      Fraud, Corruption, Neputism and you still get the votes. So now I think youll just go ahead with open theft and embezzlement! - 2011-05-20 19:45

      @ j4 your spelling is wrong should be embezzlemUnt

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:50

  • Pure_Oxygen1 - 2011-05-20 18:27

    If you ever needed proof that ANC supporters are idiots, just look at the 2nd last line in the article.

      Hasane william - 2011-05-20 18:44

      Pure_Oxygen you are pure Mentally disturbed

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:50

  • Jawellnofine - 2011-05-20 18:27

    They sang the same song at the heart of Malema's trial - "dubula ibhunu" They don't care a Sh^t about laws / judgements or fairness. My opinion of the ANC is that they are like a spetic tank. Only the really big chunks get to the top

      Hasane william - 2011-05-20 18:46

      You are are bitter those were the struggle songs and the history of the ANC.

      gizzy - 2011-05-20 18:59

      hasane william - bitter? Is that all you can come up with? Eish!

      kent - 2011-05-20 19:23

      Hasane, watch the news on respected TV channels you might get a chance to educate yourself. Your mind has missed any chance of further development - I guess since the early nineties. Am I right?

      Krolie - 2011-05-20 19:43

      @Hasane william. At least you can spell the word history, but I'm afraid that is all it is to you. A word. Now please go and crack open a couple of history books (not the new re-written and biased ones), kick your feet up and start reading. If that is too much of an effort, get on the internet. I am even sure if you ask very nicely, @paulff and many other's here would oblige to give you a crack course if the internet poses too much of an effort as well.

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:51

  • steenie - 2011-05-20 18:28

    quite funny actually . . . in a few weeks time they will be gathered in the street jumping up and down because of no housing, services etc. what stupidity

      Michael - 2011-05-20 19:00

      like there's undeveloped areas in black townships of Western Cape? Thinking about it, what development has DA done in the Western Cape? All we hear is noise but no goods?

      Singo - 2011-05-20 19:22

      eish, steenie,it is called

      tryanything - 2011-05-20 19:25

      While hundreds shiver in shacks as we write this for want of a blanket.

      POLLENYS - 2011-05-20 19:35

      @ Michael No government in the world can provide houses quickly to 500,000 homeless, still streaming in at around 17,000 per month to a province where there is hope. At least the DA houses don't collapse after a few months.

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:51

  • Monica - 2011-05-20 18:39

    Congratulations! I sincerely trust that the people that mis-use the funds at the municipalities and are involved with corrupt tenders will be fired so that the funds can be used to up-lift the communities and build proper houses for all races that are poor!

      gizzy - 2011-05-20 19:00

      Don't make me laugh! Those same voters will be out toy-toying and burning down their libraries and damaging their roads etc..... This time I have no sympathy for them. They deserve what they voted for. No more sympathies!!!

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:52

  • Henryford - 2011-05-20 18:51

    Well the sheep have voted vfor the herdboy what can we expect.

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:52

  • gizzy - 2011-05-20 18:57

    Notice how the ANC are partying in Johannesburg with fireworks etc... (at what cost?) while the DA in Cape Town have rolled up their sleeves and got to work! Viva Cape Town viva!!!!

      Michael - 2011-05-20 19:05

      Gizzy, If you did not know the DA has planned a victory party...are you now going to retract your statement?

      Razzo Corporation - 2011-05-20 19:10

      What did you expect? - the ANC doesn't know what work is - all they specialize in, is filling their own pockets and wasting taxpayers' money... Criminals NEVER work for their loot...

      tryanything - 2011-05-20 19:28

      Gizzy let the DA have their party they will at least do some work afterwards....

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:52

  • c1 - 2011-05-20 18:58

    another waste of TAXPAYERS money!

      Michael - 2011-05-20 19:06

      It's not government money that is used for the party...purely private matter you moron

      Lefty - 2011-05-20 19:48

      @Michael...A private matter with our tax moron.

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:53

  • c1 - 2011-05-20 18:59

    I'd love to gatecrash this one, with a petrol bomb or 5...

  • Caitlin - 2011-05-20 19:05

    Another party at the taxpayers expense. What's it going to be Sushi and Moet. Oh what the heck, just give him a Bells

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:53

  • - 2011-05-20 19:06

    If all those who voted for the ANC still, after 17 years, well, then, just maybe, there was a reason why people didn't trust them fully to begin with. Just saying...

  • Wayne - 2011-05-20 19:19

    KFC sales are about to go through the roof...

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:53

  • njabulo.nxele - 2011-05-20 19:21

    they can go to hell

  • michael.e.bowery - 2011-05-20 19:26

    How many millions of taxpayeres money for this party I wonder?

  • POLLENYS - 2011-05-20 19:32

    So what were they cheering? A man with no morals, five(?) wives, 22(?) children and 783 cases against him outstanding. A racist, pathetic and corrupt leader. This country deserves better.

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:54

  • Fred - 2011-05-20 19:35

    Any excuse for a party .... they got thrashed in Cape Town and have lost a few percent of their voters, and still they celebrate. Surely they should be sitting and wondering where they went wrong, but no, they must party !!! Let's look forward to the next national elections and see how far they slide

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:54

  • Lefty - 2011-05-20 19:38

    Partying with tax payers' money...and we didn't even vote for them... F#$k this place!

  • Gadafi007 - 2011-05-20 19:40

    @ Michael - I'm sponsoring them with my pounds and dollars.they did well and i'm very happy for the entire party ,As they always say "Viva ANC - amandla .

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:55

  • Lefty - 2011-05-20 19:44

    @michael...just read "DA got my vote" It is in the most commented section. There you will get your answer.

  • tokoloshe - 2011-05-20 19:51

    Enjoy your corrupt party and your sad miserable life served under it while zuma and co eat up your money and use it to buy expensive toys! Im sure he will spare some cash though to buy you each a chicken when the next elections comes along! Its what you voters deserve after all

  • meercat.smith - 2011-05-20 21:58

    So they won again ! A good sign that the da got 20 od percent of the votes sum of us have seen the light its just sad that so many haven't . How much longer must they struggle for basic needs befor they see threw the ANC ! That's my question ?

  • Dids - 2011-05-20 22:19

    The dust from the election has not even set yet and the money flows on partying....I hope everybody got there little food parcel and can of coke because that is the only thing you are going to see for a long time.....Sing your songs and toy-toy out of joy, you will be toy-toying soon out of displeasure..

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:55

  • - 2011-05-21 11:39

    @Hasane william, do you realy truely think that the ANC feels anything for you? You are not black enough, bro. They will use and abuse you and then discard of you, you idiot.

      golferspal - 2011-05-22 14:55

  • StoreS123 - 2011-05-22 17:13

    How many off my TAX money down the F** Drain????

  • zngwane - 2011-05-22 17:53

    we have voted what now

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