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Victory in our blood - Mbalula

2011-05-18 18:35

Pretoria - The ANC was not concerned about the intensity of campaigning by other political parties as victory was "in its blood", Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said during Wednesday's local government elections.

"We are not scared, we are actually happy that other parties were campaigning in the manner they were campaigning. This is in our blood, we are used to it, it[‘s] in our DNA," he said at the Independent Electoral Commission's results centre in Pretoria.

"What we can say is that we are confident of an overwhelming victory."

He predicted that most South Africans would turn up to make their mark.

Voting stations were expected to close at 19:00 and results may start filtering into the centre between 21:00 and 22:00.

Comments
  • Sam - 2011-05-18 18:54

    Winning is in your blood...and so is nepotism, corruption, cronyism, fraud and theft! Pity the masses dont see it...yet!!

      Simpiwe Cele - 2011-05-18 20:54

      Fikile only thing in your blood is Johnny Walker blue label. A true testament to your screw the disadvantaged masses . Shame on the ANC !! Bling Bling gangsters !

      Francois - 2011-05-18 21:15

      National Party Security Forces 22314, ANC and PAC and McBride 2892+2 = Victory in our blood? Thank you FW de Klerk and Madiba - 27 April 1994 was a victory in all of our's blood.

  • Lefty - 2011-05-18 18:55

    What does he know about DNA? I don't think I will support SA sports anymore..

  • Daniel123 - 2011-05-18 19:00

    I suppose then winning in not in the blood of Bafana Bafana. Wrong DNA?

  • BlendedFrog - 2011-05-18 19:06

    Oh, the ANC will get their victories today if only because they have done everything they could over the last 17 years to keep their electorate (well, the majority, at least) as dumb as a yard of lard. But it will be interesting to see - if we are allowed to - the true extent to which ANC majorities in each ward and municipality will have been chopped by those who originally put them in power. A win by one vote is still a win but if that compares to a victory last time by 1000 votes then maybe you'd better start stumping up on your previously empty promises. Interesting how, for the first time, the ANC has made mention of being 'scared' about the outcome of these elections...

      FerretGee - 2011-05-18 19:13

      Sadly, they will take that one vote victory as if it was a landslide.

  • Ano Nymous - 2011-05-18 21:18

    Sounds like a roady on the Charlie Sheen tour...

  • Vlooi - 2011-05-18 21:25

    The V in your blood is not Victory, its hiV.

  • Nono - 2011-05-18 23:14

    Fancy M-Class ANC Mercedes handing out Free ANC T-Shirts and sweets. Good campaigning. Non delivery is also in your blood. When will the people realize the ANC TOP KNOBS don’t care about the people. Only care about the MONEY and POWER.

  • Thulani Thabethe - 2011-05-19 02:48

    *VIVA ANC VIVA* ANC FOREVER! THIS IS OUR BEUTIFUL COUNTRY. WE CN NOT SELL IT OVER THE DIRTY HANDS OF THE W.........S. ENOUGH US ENOUGH. NO MORE APARTHEID. DEMOCRACY AFTER LOT OF OF BLOOD SHED OF THE INNOCENT. OH !

      Sam - 2011-05-19 07:50

      Thulani..your words will come back to haunt you when the ANC mutates into a party like Zanu Pf, a party that good and solidly forked up a good country..its people like you who are blinded by race and you are up to your eyeballs in the cesspool of hate!

  • Philip - 2011-05-19 07:14

    @Thulani - sounds like you are a truly sorry a$$ed piece of work, hence you would go for a party that is as pitiful as you are. Innocent bloodshed? WTF? Dude, build a bridge and get over yourself. I am one of those w....s that you criticize so badly, and you blame your lack of education, your lack of houses, your lack of jobs and just plain your world champion lack of substance at my door. Screw you man. In the 17 years your beloved ANC has been in charge, I have been shot at, robbed, hijacked, broken into, and countless times at a police station for crimes which in a civil community would be seen as serious. What makes me get up and fight? Not the Thulanis of this world with below par IQ who cannot seem to understand how corrupt and unethical the people they vote for really are. Not the National sports team. Not the National rubby team. But the people who stand up and fight for what they believe in. NOW Thulani, ask yourself this, when your beloved ANC win (and they will probably for the last time), how long will it be before you join the masses in strike action again? Because of service delivery. Because of crime. Because of jobs. Because of every reason you shouldnt have to strike. Thulani, get a life and study politics, you are waisting the few precious IQ genes you have on a pompous fat idiological and no good political party man

  • Brandon96end - 2011-05-19 08:40

    TIGERBLOOD!

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