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Ehrenreich slams 2 ANC ministers

2011-05-13 14:53

Cape Town - ANC mayoral candidate for Cape Town Tony Ehrenreich on Friday condemned misconduct by top ANC officials, saying he felt personally let down by Co-operative Governance Minister Sicelo Shiceka's alleged abuse of state funds.

"Comrade Shiceka has disappointed me personally terribly in that what he has done under the guise of our government," he told the Cape Town Press Club days before the May 18 elections.

"I don't know how true it is and I hope there will be a hearing soon in the ANC about this, but if he has used state resources to go and visit his girlfriend in jail in one of the European countries, then that is a scandal and that's a huge problem."

High standards

He also called for an investigation against State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele over his wife's drug trafficking, and said she must serve her 12-year jail sentence handed down last week.

"Sheryl Cwele should go to jail and her husband should be investigated because certainly he should have known about the drug dealings.

She should have been fired when she was found guilty, he said, referring to the fact that she was still a municipal employee in KwaZulu-Natal.

Ehrenreich, who has said his political home is the "ANC of Mandela", believed political office bearers should be held to higher standards than ordinary citizens.

"We must expect the most ethical conduct from them and of late some of the things I have heard has made me worry about the level of ethics that come from them."

ANC is not corrupt

He said he did not think the Shiceka scandal had hurt the ANC's election campaign, and it would be wrong to dismiss the entire ruling party as corrupt because of the conduct of some officials.

"In all of our parties there are individuals who are corrupt and the full extent of the law must come to bear on them, but let's not extrapolate that into now saying the party is corrupt."

Ehrenreich reiterated that if he won the mayoral seat, he would forego the R1m annual salary that comes with the post.

The Public Protector is probing reports Shiceka abused travel and accommodation privileges at a cost of more than R2.5m to taxpayers.

Comments
  • paulf - 2011-05-13 15:00

    Seeking brownie points I guess.

      Enough! - 2011-05-13 15:30

      i cannot see myself voting for any other party but the DA on Wednesday! that will be for the very first time all the way. I live in Cape Town and has seen the change! Tony's approached and aggressive nature especially over the last couple of days have not impressed me. in fact he build his whole campaign on house for the poor in Constancia while many poor people already live in the city centre areas. I have no problem with homes for the poor in Constantia and hope it happen but to have build his campaign on that and not to address the real issues at hand; the corruption in the the ANC has left me angry! He should have started cleaning house long before and trying now is nothing but trying to win my vote and votes back! viva da all the way this time round!

      Blougroen - 2011-05-13 15:48

      23.6 million voters of which about 2 million are white - why do people keep referring to the DA as a "white" party ? If it wins an election it will be because it is more than two thirds "black" - and the only multi-racial party in South Africa to boot.

      saabnut - 2011-05-13 16:21

      Comrade this, comrade that- what a load of hogwash. True comrades look out for other people, not just for themselves!

      Rajty - 2011-05-13 16:42

      Blougroen- so the ANC are a black party...makes me wonder who whites voted for during mandela's time, or Mbeki's time......who did whites vote for before the corruption issues started becoming the "norm"....the DP or the NP.....if it wasn't the ANC then that is proof that whites will never vote for blacks...and that their votes are racially motivated

      Sam - 2011-05-13 16:57

      Its no coincidence that Tony rhymes with phoney and baloney, because thats exactly what this buffoon is. And I love the way he calls his fellow ANC dunces 'comrades'. If he was your comrade, then why slate him? Its pretty obvious that Tony means no harm with his words if he refers to the people he is talking against as comrades. This clown is waiting for his day in pwer so he can steal just as much as the other ANC cronies!!

      Totman - 2011-05-13 17:38

      @Rajty. In 1994 the parties were divided by colour lines. Madiba draw more votes than Mbeki and Zuma together.[whites] That time is over. When you look at the vote, by using colour, you will find that the DA made more progress than any other party.[ different colours]The fact that the ANC is losing those few[read brown and white]can be drawn parallel to the down slide of the government. Whites will vote for blacks, but they are not blind for the mistakes of the government and they feel the other parties are to small to make a difference. They, currently, rather looking for same mind black people in a party that carries the same sentiments and than support the black person in that party. Even if the black people will become the majority member and leaders, whites will still support them through that medium. That is the correct way of doing politics. That is why there are things like a party manifesto so that their leaders and direction can be judge accordingly.. Most black children/young people will still vote for the ANC because of history and it is/was what their parents do/did, but as some whites stop voting for the NP, as there parents did, it will also happen with time in the black communities. Your argument would have still worked with the previous election, but I thing the people start moving pass these old sentiments. Not saying it in supporting any party, but share with you what I observe and belief is happening. It does make live more interesting, does n't it?

      Simpiwe Cele - 2011-05-13 20:16

      Tony Tony Tony , there are too many coloured people in the Cape , please remove yourself , ask your mate Jimmy to assist :)

      Saffer - 2011-05-14 12:57

      Rajty ... all DA supporters in Joburg are voting for Mmusi Maimane as mayor, and last time I looked he wasn't white. My favourite Helen Zille tweet: a guy called Thabo tweeted on her site that he would never vote for a white party. Helen Zille responded saying she also would never vote for a white party. Hehe... Brilliant!

  • Sir Eidolon - 2011-05-13 15:01

    Oops. Looks like the ANC's move to pull in TonyE has backfired. They now have a loose cannon in their midst. If this guy had more time, and thought a little bit longer before he spoke, he might have had my vote.

      michaelx - 2011-05-13 15:10

      FVCK ME GEORGE-THE ANC IS NOT CORRUPT!!!!!!!!!!!WTF.

      1SAIBn88 - 2011-05-13 15:39

      Let's just assume for one moment that the ANC wins Cape Town (god help us) ... then Tony Ehrenreich will not be Mayor for long

      saabnut - 2011-05-13 16:29

      He must have been misquoted...

      Jaimo - 2011-05-13 21:02

      This guy is trying to suction. BUT he belongs to a party whose leaders threaten demon ancestral influence which require the womb of a 10yr old girl to be ripped out (while she is still alive!)for their appeasment!!!! Hear the words of Jesus Christ:"Ye are of your father the devil - a liar from the begining"

  • Kooven - 2011-05-13 15:03

    Are your TOP OFFICIALS not suppose to lead by example??? If it's okay for the top brass to take, then why shouldn't the little guys take and that's how that mentality filters down the ranks even as far as the supports. They have that sense of entitlement, I want I want I want...want EVERYTHING, but PAY FOR JACK SH*T! And the saying goes... Birds of a feather...steal together!

      Barry - 2011-05-13 15:13

      @Kooven Birds of a feather...flock together!

      Kooven - 2011-05-13 15:45

      Lol...Thanks you TOOL!

      ebdg3000 - 2011-05-13 15:49

      Birds of a feather ...fock together!

      d54 - 2011-05-13 16:05

      Corruption does not bubble up from the bottom, it filters down from the top. Case in point...ANC.

      Ozymandios - 2011-05-13 17:02

      @D54, more inclined to say "Sh*t floats down!". Not my normal style of print but its the only noun I could think up that depicts this government and its leader, who in 2011 believes in Ancestors.

  • RVQ - 2011-05-13 15:04

    Talk is cheap! Show us Sheryl Cwele behind bars!

      Robnob - 2011-05-13 15:09

      Show us Shaik, Cwele, Selebi in jail. To mention a few of the top ANC brass that deserve to be in jail.

      Felix - 2011-05-13 15:32

      They will have to build golf courses in prison soon.

      Jan Spies - 2011-05-13 15:33

      What about Zuma and his 7813 charges relating to alleged fraud, bribery and corruption in the Arms Deal, with the court case that mysteriously disappeared?

      croix - 2011-05-14 06:26

      And what of our old friend, Siphiwe Nyanda, and of the 'travelgaters', and 'oilgate' and 5* hotel stays by Mtetwa & Sicelo Shitceka??? No Mr Ehrenreich, we don't believe that you have a problem with "skelmgeit" at all - otherwise you would for sure not have wanted to associate yourself with "Africa's Nefarious Crooksters". Please do not insult our collective intelligence by saying the ANC as a party should not be 'viewed as corrupt'. Did you or did you not see the report from the Auditor General about the GROSS MISMANAGEMENT of ANC-run MUNICIPALITIES?????? By association, you are in bed with CROOKS!

  • Will99 - 2011-05-13 15:06

    The time will come when the anc will implode on itself. And when that day comes we will just smile and wave.

  • jakkals - 2011-05-13 15:07

    Sicelo Shiceka must be the unluckiest politician in SA. Poor man is taking the heat from a "morally founded" and "ethical" ANC government. If he was exposed 1 month after the elections, his actions will have just been swept under the proverbial carpet. And mister Ehrenreich, well done being noble and promising that you will forgo your salary. Yet I can't help to think that you will in any case make much more in awarding tenders to "the most deserving".

  • Dave - 2011-05-13 15:09

    Eish those kind of comments will get you fired china don't question the corrupt ANC comrades, just now Julias will jump down your throught and call you a bloody agent!!

      RobinHood - 2011-05-13 15:48

      Julias said that these comments will be OK if Tony can get more fools to vote for him

      DeonL - 2011-05-13 16:10

      He does not mind being fired by ANC as he has another job at Cosatu. Why don't they (Cosatu) march to get rid of these dirty polititians?

      HCrouse - 2011-05-14 11:22

      Because there is a vast difference between COSATU leaders and COSATU members. Both groups ultimately do as they're told.

  • Waheed - 2011-05-13 15:09

    Corruption occurs in governments around the world. The problem is that when top officials are convicted without any consequence en mass, as is the African way, then it becomes a serious problem! The best policies and Constitution means diddly squat if the people entrusted to bring those principles to life are so rotten to the core.If this was Korea, those TERRORISTS would (and should) be lined up in front of a firing squad. It is action without consequence that feeds this pandemic of corruption, fraud and maladministration.

      croix - 2011-05-14 06:30

      Well said, Sir. It's simply all (election) talk.

  • Robnob - 2011-05-13 15:10

    Unfortunately this guy just lost his job. If ANC lose Cape Town again this fool will be pushed aside. He is a fool for accepting a lower wage than 99.9% of his co-ANC candidates. Obviously spent his younger years on tik.

  • Point Blank - 2011-05-13 15:12

    Ok... enough bloody politics now, get this god damn election over with now... these "people" have had enough of the limelight now...

  • DW - 2011-05-13 15:12

    Should have, could have, would have - but they didnt fire her, did they? And they are the party that you represent, so we can assume that this type of thing will continue, whatever you say. And if you are foregoing the salary, what are you going to live on? Does the ANC have so much money from members subscriptions that they can pay you out of their coffers? Or are you going to live off your tenderpreneur proceeds?

      Zebelon - 2011-05-14 21:07

      @WD- he hopes to get his money from BEE, of course. Look at the initial ANC politicians who assumed positions in government and ANC structures; they are multi-millionaires today from BEE deals. Why not Tony?

  • Vicker - 2011-05-13 15:13

    Blah blah blah pre-election bullshit....

      RobinHood - 2011-05-13 15:49

      Pure unadulterated BS

      Richard - 2011-05-14 11:39

      AGREED

  • Craig44 - 2011-05-13 15:16

    Hey the above officials were just getting their qualifications sorted. You have to have a criminal record if you want to join the cANCer top structure.

  • william.botha - 2011-05-13 15:18

    I think the 2 should be to the power of 10

      Zebelon - 2011-05-14 21:12

      @william.botha - do u mean 2048?

  • Mart - 2011-05-13 15:18

    'Spin doctoring' to placate disillusioned voters methinks.

  • Barry - 2011-05-13 15:18

    "Ehrenreich reiterated that if he won the mayoral seat, he would forego the R1m annual salary that comes with the post." Ha Ha Ha Talk is cheap This is called electioneering I would like to see you forego your salary Rember Cape Town is a "Coloured stronghold" and by these sayings of yours you will NOT sway the Coloured vote in favour of the Corrupt cANCer Government. I have a "feeling" they told you to say this. Nice try Bud

      DW - 2011-05-13 15:38

      If, by some remote possibility, the ANC wins CT we will hold Ehrenreich to his promise - but we all know that he will then say he was misquoted, dont we

  • cj - 2011-05-13 15:20

    Some prize idiotic comments on this forum. Moan about ANC corruption and then slate ANC man who speaks out against the same thing. Man who has put his money where his mouth is with salary, housing homeless people in own home, etc.Go figure.

      Felix - 2011-05-13 15:34

      Less yadda yadda more chink chink(bars slamming closed)

  • Harry - 2011-05-13 15:20

    You go Ehrenreicht,just another pompas asssssss thinking he might get some of the pie if he works another out and well said Barry

  • Investor - 2011-05-13 15:25

    test

      Spade - 2011-05-13 15:32

      Fail...;)

      World Traveler - 2011-05-13 15:36

      123

      ilollipop - 2011-05-13 18:27

      4 5 6, Tony Ehrenreich is my bietz

  • Investor - 2011-05-13 15:26

    Zuma must tell his ministers to behave and work harder and spend less money on private luxuaries

  • Spade - 2011-05-13 15:26

    Ehrenreich represents all that is wrong in the ANC - he criticizes his own organization, but makes it sound like he's not! The two ministers are representatives of the ANC, but he refers to them as if they are not part of what he believes the ANC is. So, the 1600 open toilets at Viljoenskroon were not the doing of the ANC, even though they were the work of the mayor, who represents the ANC! When you vote for the ANC, remember that the ANC you vote for, may be replaced by a different ANC at any time...

      World Traveler - 2011-05-13 15:36

      Captain Morgan for President!

      Sigh! - 2011-05-13 18:08

      You have identified the truth. Ehrenreich publicly criticizes ANC ministers because that is not where his true loyalty lies. He is a communist and a vote for him is a vote for communism and not ANC. Communist Party has always been hiding in the ANC, a bit like a wolf in sheeps clothing, although a sheep is more cute, in fact a wolf is also more cute! And we all know that communism is a system that has proved disastrous through out the world.

  • WiseOwl2 - 2011-05-13 15:29

    Corruption,Racism,Theft,Incompetency is the name of the game for the ANC Mr Ehrenreich. How is small little Ehrenreich ever going to change these power drunk leaders ???????? Electioneering at its best!!!!

  • VIC - 2011-05-13 15:30

    Dear Tony I like this part, "Ehrenreich reiterated that if he won the mayoral seat, he would forego the R1m annual salary that comes with the post." So if you forfeit the salary how will your income base be supplied, by robbing us elsewhere?

  • World Traveler - 2011-05-13 15:33

    The Ehrenboy is empire building! He is a loose cannon! Watch out anc, Ehrenboy is out to get you!

  • willieman - 2011-05-13 15:39

    and it would be wrong to dismiss the entire ruling party as corrupt because of the conduct of some officials." the non-corrupt ones are silent therefore the usual nonsense of ANC kicks in "COLLECTIVE RESPONSEBILITY" it means they are all corrupt

      croix - 2011-05-14 06:37

      The "non-corrupt ones" also seem to be in the MINORITY?

  • Goodson - 2011-05-13 15:41

    "Ehrenreich slams 2 ANC ministers" ... Only 2? What about the rest O thou holy , sanctimonius, moral compass of democracy?

  • Pat - 2011-05-13 15:51

    What do you really expect form the ANC?

  • BigD - 2011-05-13 15:56

    you say you dont think the anc is corrupt. Then you know nothing. Then you should resign from CT post. You should take those blinkers off.

  • mufasa - 2011-05-13 15:59

    mmmm if you cant beat them join em hey Tony?

  • Benny66 - 2011-05-13 16:04

    Well then mr Ehrenreich, you are homeless my comrade. Because the Mandela ANC you refer to does not exist anymore - and you know that. That is why you yourself make the desinction. So what is it you're trying to say?

  • kjac - 2011-05-13 16:07

    Tony Ehrenreich & Trevor Manuel both said on radio that it is individuals who are corrupt and not the ANC. Does members of a party not represent that party? If they then are corrupt representatives, then the party is corupt. So if you should fire all the corrupt ANC members, will the ANC then still exist?

      nuclear - 2011-05-13 17:51

      Like the rapist DA MP, does that make all of the DA rapists? THINK!!

  • The Matt - 2011-05-13 16:09

    "Ehrenreich reiterated that if he won the mayoral seat, he would forego the R1m annual salary that comes with the post." Hahahahahahaha - Tony, seriously - There is 0% chance of you becoming CT Mayor

  • maseratifitt - 2011-05-13 16:20

    These are just the two latest examples, useful for scoring points before an election. There were countless others which were gladly ignored by the ANC when votes were not at stake. I don't think you will be fooling too many people, Tony.

  • Rob Gunning - 2011-05-13 16:21

    You can hold the party as being completely corrupt when these people are found out, trials are rigged and even if they get a sentence they spend most of it outside the confines of a prison if they even get to the gates. Why are they always too good for prison? Are they superior human beings? Not in my eyes.

  • keng - 2011-05-13 16:27

    How can one tackle the ANC about overspending, the UK also has corruption. One Minister in UK bought a cup of tea and a cupcake ALSO for a friend!!!!!,whilst another Minister had some (huge amount about 6 bags) fertilizer delivered for his garden on taxpayers expense. Mind you they both resigned in disgrace following the publication of unauthorized expenditure. You must understand that all over the world members of parliament can abuse their power. I am sure non of the ANC parliament member have ever stooped so low as to spend taxpayers money on family or friends.

      greencat - 2011-05-13 17:11

      Keng, what drugs do you take?"I am sure none of the ANC parliament member have ever stooped so low as to spend taxpayers money on family or friends."- if you really believe that, then i fear there's no hope for you. Of course every gov and country has its own state of corruption, but we see our gov.officials getting away it every other day. At lest those brits got nailed- thats how its supposed to work.

      keng - 2011-05-13 19:03

      @greencat I happen to be a DA supporter my comments were simply made to illustrate the difference between a democracy and a one "drunken party" state of corruption

  • Slapper - 2011-05-13 16:31

    What about condemning the ones who have not been caught or highlighted by the Media? Its no use ding it after everyone else has done it, its too late. Why was something not done before it got out of hand? Surely he is not doing it because it is a week from an election? Not a political point scoring exercise is it Tony?

  • call a spade - 2011-05-13 16:34

    I have got news for you Tony. Your prsident is also corrupt and so is most ANC national and local so called leaders. Just look at the report from the treasury and what is in the newspapers every day. The ANC of Mandela is long gone. There are no more Mandelas. If you choose to mix with these people there must be serious doubts on your integrity.

  • Rover_ZA - 2011-05-13 16:43

    Comments like these are conspicuous by their absence outside of election year.

  • thetruth - 2011-05-13 16:45

    Salute u Mr Ehrenreich---u'r holding up the values of the true ANC---u can't judge an entire party and all politicians by a few rotten apples---As for the annual R1m salary,did the previous DA mayors ever consider foregoing theres for the benefit of the community,or they probably financed the bicycle lanes in the white middle class suburbs with that..

      Kaizo - 2011-05-13 17:26

      ROTFL! you mean there is very few ANC official's that actually perform they duty ethically. As for him giving up his salary, if you believe that bunch of mambo jumbo, then your brain is as dead as the ANC's promises. Plus I bet my life on it his salary is much more than R1m. If you take into account the ridiculous bonuses he will be getting, all the vehicals and extra perks that will go with his package, and all the money he will be stealing for himself, his family, friends and crooked friends he needs to keep happy. Then not to mention the few extra million he will help himself to, to fund his trips oversea's for his family during the holiday's. All the ANC does is lie, lie, lie and lie some more. Truth does not even fall in their vocabulary. The ANC is a crap organisation that is consumed ENTIRELY by greed and corruption. There is no way to fix unless everyone in the party is fired and it is restarted from scratch. And seeing as that's not going to happy it will continue to stay corrupt until Jesus comes.

      JM - 2011-05-13 17:31

      Please think! Come on, seriously! I understand if you get paid by the ANC, by all means, then you're just doing your job, but if not, PLEASE think for yourself, its your future your throwing away too...

      Totman - 2011-05-13 17:43

      You got it wrong. You do not buy a box of rotten apples because of one good one. With politicians you do not even know if that ONE is really good.LOL!

      Maddy-CT - 2011-05-14 16:47

      @ thetruth. If Helen Zille and other DA members did something like that they would keep quiet about it. People who are honest in their motives, who do good deeds because they genuinely care for the poor, do not stand on a public platform and tell everyone about it. Tony Ehrenreich is saying it in public because he wants attention and because he wants to be seen as "the good guy, champion of the poor" so that the can get more votes. If he is not trying to buy votes, then why does he have to tell the public? You only have to compare the DA Ministerial Handbook with the ANC Ministerial Handbook to see who is in politics for the perks.

  • Beedyeye - 2011-05-13 17:10

    Ehrenreich is a communist! If it was up to him we would all be living in communes and calling each other comrade. We would all have bicycles as cars are for the party elite, then we could use our bicycle lanes without any guilt. When the ANC realises that you can't raise the ceiling by lowering the floor it will be too late. Vote for the DA for goodness sake.

  • Ogre - 2011-05-13 17:21

    The sacrificial lambs are now being led out. They just had the luck of bad timing. If it was not so close to the elections nothing would hane happened. So, my ANC friends, how safe are you

  • thetruth - 2011-05-13 17:24

    @ Beedyeye how daft can u SA wities be...u never look at the bigger picture...consider the less fortunate as well...all u gullibles do is listen to one side...yes,there are corrupt politicians in the ANC,but how can u judge an entire party by a few fools...u guys are like sponges that have been mentally blindfolded(aka apartheid prpoganda) and u dont think beyond your nose...if being a communist is serving all of the people equally,then i'd support that...dont sit in u'r cosy suburb,soak up the crap from the racist DA and utter that ignorant rubbish

      R.Suppards - 2011-05-13 18:21

      Hey "thetruth' Your lot would not recognise the truth if it got up and bit them. THE PARTY YOU SUPPORT IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE. I really do feel for the misguided fellow South Africans that the cANCer is lying to. How long do they have to wait for A BETTER LIFE FOR ALL, whilst the pigs at EVERY level of the cANCer is depriving them of betterment?

      Janine - 2011-05-13 23:18

      The problem is that it is not only a few ANC politicians who are corrupt - it appears to be the entire bunch!

      croix - 2011-05-14 06:50

      You poor, blinkered sod - cANCer propoganda got to you? Or maybe you are also feasting at the 'Gravy Banquet'?

      HCrouse - 2011-05-14 11:16

      I think you would have noticed if you were paying any attention to "the truth", that there are weekly, if not daily corruption scandals in the ANC. You blame the media, no doubt, because they're racist, no doubt, but bear in mind, THESE ARE ONLY THE CASES WE HEAR ABOUT. If you have any common sense about you, you know that means that most of the corruption is unreported. It's endemic. Everyone knows that very very few tenders get awarded without brown envelopes changing hands. If you don't - ask the people who are getting the tenders. Most of them are very matter-of-fact about it. It's just the way things are done. You have a liberation organisation that's served its purpose, and now tries to govern - which it simply does not have the skills to do. It fired or retired the skills, or they left to go where they would be appreciated, paid (and feel safer). So what now? One would think you'd focus on skills development. But again, if you have been paying attention to the education system, you would have noticed it lurching from one poorly thought-through paradigm to the next; all the while dumbing down standards so that the pass figures look ok. You see - the ANC needs uneducated people that will respond to its vulgar electioneering. It simply cannot do what it needs to do, so it focuses all its energy on getting votes - which it is very good at. Only the black elite and the poor will vote for ANC. The black middle class have the same values and needs as any other middle class.

  • Monica - 2011-05-13 19:56

    It is time for the ANC to step down and let someone else take over the country; only if it is Municipalities. Most people cannot afford the levies; rates & taxes; high electricity and water bills; price of just essentials in a home; school fees; university education; paying tax to people that steal the funds; un-safe in our homes that is expensive to run; a corrupt police force and an just about non-existent defence force; private security which is very expensive; then all the charity funds that has been established in our country where the funds just go missing; lotto funds not going to the needy; beggers on the streets; woman selling their children; sugar daddys that the black woman have suddenly discovered, etc. We have a president talking about the ancestors and then go to church to pray to God to help them. Stop stealing. End of story!

      Jaimo - 2011-05-13 20:53

      Sorry Ehrenreich youre in the wrong party to try suction a good point. Youre ANC that makes you an idiot!

  • rcrawle - 2011-05-13 20:04

    When you're own report shows that 210/237 municipalities have tender irregularities, it's fair to say the ANC is corrupt.

  • JunkPunch - 2011-05-13 20:56

    What a knob.

  • Ralph - 2011-05-13 21:43

    But Saabnut did you not know that this election is really the Comrades Marathon. LOL.

  • K Man - 2011-05-13 22:29

    The ANC of Mandela is long gone. Nowadays its the African National Criminal party. Fact: 9% of the NEC (the highest structure in the party)are convicted criminals. If you include members with clouds over their heads (including showerhead himself)the figure shifts to 29%. If you look at provincial and local structures your bound to find more criminals.

  • Janine - 2011-05-13 23:09

    Turning on his own? If he thinks that people will vote for him because of this then he is sadly misguided.

  • Joryha - 2011-05-14 07:25

    Tony it is good to lambast these ministers but that is not good enough bacause as you know and I, nothing will happen in the ANC. Manyi, a senior ANC government official launched a personal attack on the Coloured people in the WC saying that we are over-concentrated. You also ctiticised him. But in spite of this and the outcry by the Coloured people, including Manual, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING HAPPENED TO MANYI. Voters can no longer be fooled by these talks with no action and Zuma can stop playing on the superstition of ancestors.Please talk to him about trying to put fear into people if they don't vote for the ANC.

  • HCrouse - 2011-05-14 08:22

    Ye right, Ehrenreich. If you lot are simply held AS accountable as the rest of us mere mortals, that would be a giant step forward.