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Zille evokes Mandela's legacy

2011-05-14 16:01

Khayelitsha - Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Saturday that hers was the only party keeping alive the democratic values of Nelson Mandela.

"We are working hard to build Madiba's vision," she told a few thousand supporters in Khayelitsha, outside Cape Town.

It was the party's last campaign rally before Wednesday's local government elections.

Comments
  • The Matt - 2011-05-14 16:08

    Mazilla - nice ring to it :)

  • POLLENYS - 2011-05-14 16:17

    Yes, Helen, you are right again. It's up to the DA to carry out Mandela's vision.

  • cgtours - 2011-05-14 16:23

    I agree with Helen Zille- Madiba was the best, I even as an Afrikaan woman of 65 years old kew this man is Special- and had such hopes for a Wonderful country, lots of ZInvestment.lots of Tourists jonbs/etc and freedom from Apartheid- BUT after he left came the BLACK APARTheid, THE CORRUPTION,THE STEALING, THE FRAUD. even some of them still sitting in Parliament! destruction/ chaos of services/schools/education/ Hospitals- THIS IS THE BIGGEST TRAGEDY MAYBE OF ALL/roads./Infrastructure- there was not ONE department even excempt from Fraud. the WEAPONS SANDAL/TRAVELGATE etc etc. THEn THE BIGGEST blunder EVER, AFTER A MAN lIKE MANDELA, - THE IDIOT zuma..LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD!, INBETWEEN WE HAD tHABO mEBKI, AT LEAST HE WAS RESPECTED INTERNATIONALLY, as having brains,educated/could debate on high levelInternationally- BUT ZUMA, his mentalitity is still rural like his education- he is out of his depth everywhere-he HAS TO GO and his CRONIES for the survival of SOUTH AFRICA for all its people. He cannot CANNOT govern this country!

      Dingaan - 2011-05-14 16:32

      Agreed that he is the laughing stock of the world. Ancestors and all. What about the tokolosh? Real zulu impi! Should be called COBRA because the Cobra company makes good shower heads.

  • World Traveler - 2011-05-14 16:27

    Viva Zille! Viva Madiba! Viva DA!

  • World Traveler - 2011-05-14 16:29

    DA will pick up the Mandela ball and run with it! The anc dropped it years ago. They still don't have the balls.

  • Slapper - 2011-05-14 16:30

    I just wonder what Mandela makes of the shower of Clowns that he passed the baton to? I would imagine that they are an absolute embarrassment to him. Go DA, show them what a real Government is all about.

  • World Traveler - 2011-05-14 16:31

    Whatever they have now the anc do not have any democratic ideals of any sort.

  • lance ANCY - 2011-05-14 16:36

    So the DA is now the new ANC? F@#k I'm confused!

      POLLENYS - 2011-05-14 16:47

      With your insight you deserved to be confused. The DA wants to do what the ANC could not do.

      tryanything - 2011-05-14 16:59

      Yup the D.A. will fix all the mess they are inheriting from the Cancer crowd.

      gksa - 2011-05-15 12:12

      No, the DA is the new liberation party. Liberation from money-grubbing criminals!

      Peltor - 2011-05-18 02:22

      What an IDIOT!

  • Anonymous Thinker - 2011-05-14 16:58

    She's not far off. Zuma, Malema and the other selfish fat a$$es are only interested in making life richer and better for themselves.

  • Taurusaurus - 2011-05-14 17:06

    Spectacular sentiments, which I personally agree with and heartily applaud - Helen Zille is a revolutionary, just like Mandela, with only the best intentions for the citizens and peoples of South Africa!! We're supporting you all the way, DA!! :)

  • Sifiso - 2011-05-14 17:29

    helen that is cheat politicking the icon Nelson Mandela was part of a collective so the vision was a team effort that cant be isolated. ANC still strive for the same vision of the MADIBA GENERATION even today.

      Taurusaurus - 2011-05-14 17:39

      Politicking? Politicization? Splendid grammatical application! However, the ANC already professed to sharing Mandela's visions and even going so far as to falsely imply that voting ANC would improve Mandela's current state of health! I wonder if self-inrichment, ignorance to the plight of the impoverished, and ethnic (racial) intolerance were "the same vision" of Nelson Mandela! Only a blind fool would argue that the ANC of today shares the same vision as the respectable and honorable Dr. Nelson Mandela. Get over yourself, Sifiso, the ANC are rotten to the core - inside and outside - from corruption and greed. They care for NO-ONE but themselves.

      gksa - 2011-05-15 12:15

      The DA is not trying to own that vision (unlike the ANC tries to). They're saying they're committed to carrying it forward - and I think whichever other party is also committed to that are welcome to, as well! But it's actions, not words, that will show us where the commitment lies. At the moment, the ANC is all words, no action.

      Democrat - 2011-05-17 22:16

      You must be joking!

      Gatvol - 2011-05-17 22:38

      Sifiso it is action that speaks louder than words. The ANC can claim that they are carrying out the Madiba vision till Jesus comes, but the things that ANC officials does every day tells a very different story.

      Peltor - 2011-05-18 02:27

      And how long will in take for them to reach this vision...? Tick tock tick tock your time is up!

  • Yellow1 - 2011-05-14 17:47

    What is Helen Zille trying to do? You can buy some black fools, but you definately cannot fool all black people. We all know what Madiba fought for and its definately not what you're fighting for.

      Taurusaurus - 2011-05-14 17:51

      Do you know what did Nelson Mandela work towards? Likely not. His primary goal was to unite South Africans, and that subsequently resulted in better service delivery as a side effect. The DA's primary goal is the ensure better Service Delivery, with uniting South Africans as a subsequent result - because equality for all means equal opportunities for all, and where better to start than at the foundation of one's livelihood?

      Taurusaurus - 2011-05-14 19:25

      How is it, that you think this? Where have you seen racism in the DA? Where? WHERE? I haven't seen a SINGLE factual report, news article, court case, or prosecution against the DA for RACISM. So, does that mean you are simply mimicking the ANC's lies? Clearly, it does. And remind me again; Zuma advised I must shower to cleanse myself of HIV/AIDS, and to go to Heaven I must vote for ANC, and if I don't vote ANC then Nelson Mandela will not recover, and the ancestors will curse me with bad luck if I don't vote ANC? Really? REALLY? Stop fooling yourself. :)

      gksa - 2011-05-15 12:17

      Isn't Andries Tatane now an ancestor too? He must be pissed off at the ANC...

  • HCrouse - 2011-05-14 18:01

    Risky tactics. That it's true doesn't really matter. But Zille also has a right to electioneering, I suppose. At least she appealed to their hopes and not their fears.

      Taurusaurus - 2011-05-14 18:34

      Not as risky as the ANC lying and stating that voting for them will get you a free ticket to heaven, improve Nelson Mandela's current state of health, and make "your ancestors" happy. :)

      HCrouse - 2011-05-14 20:00

      I don't think it's that risky for the ANC. Zuma is a shrewd man. He has street smarts. He knows his voters. He is them. That Zulu-boy crap: they love it. The dancing, the risky sex, the charm. All good stuff to 70% of the country. He knows what buttons to push. Remember his background is with the ANC spooks. He knows a lot of stuff about a lot of people.

      tryanything - 2011-05-14 20:37

      I just want to see what stunt he pulls at FNB tomorrow becasue the electorate is from the city and he is unlikely to pull the ancestor trick or will he . Any guesses anybody?

  • phillippus.badenhorst - 2011-05-15 08:23

    I do believe in every word Zille is saying DA is working in the right direction! The ANC is only working to fill their pockets! I don't believe that they even know how to be truthful to their people! The people just vote ANC to not have a White President

  • tish - 2011-05-16 09:07

    oh please Zille dont even try comparing yourself and your party to Madiba!! You will never be able to live up to the person and the values he has!

      mauritz.botha - 2011-05-16 09:27

      Any person that strives to have the same values as a great man like Madiba, that strives to make South Africa great... Can and must compare themselves to these men. For only when you compare yourself to good men, you will become great.

      Lizette - 2011-05-16 09:28

      and the current ANC (Zuma, Malema & likes of) does live up to Madiba's values?

      Lizette - 2011-05-16 09:30

      I agree whole heartedly Mauritz!!

  • MJ84@24.com - 2011-05-16 09:48

    Oh please lady you are NOTHING like Mandela!! Keep dreaming Yet another Pathetic attempt by the da to get more votes. VIVA ANC

  • Natalie - 2011-05-16 09:51

    Of all the rally's over the past weeks, I feared for my life when I approached a robot in durban and an ANC rally was running between the cars trying to open our car doors, how is that going to convince people to vote ANC, if anything it's going to force people to vote against them

  • wingnut - 2011-05-16 10:01

    I watched INVICTUS (again) on Saturday night and thought how good it was back in 1995 - this country was united. Under the leadership of Madiba we were on the right track - those that have seen the movie will remember the scene where the Sprinboks are on a bus going to the local township and the one player says "I do not want to live like this" - guess what 16 years down the line and the blacks living in townships are still suffering - I am embarresed at what this country has become - Corruption / Fraud - i truly hope the DA does well in the coming election - it will be the wake up call to the ANC to start delivering on the 1000's of promises made over the past 16 years. Stop lying to the people - admit you have failed. we will forgive you.

  • AngrySouthAf - 2011-05-16 11:42

    People are fighting for Madiba now...He made his mark. Make your own mark if its not Zuma its Zille...build your country and stop telling us what we know in our hearts about Madiba! I just hope the Zuma ANC wont now ask him to do a TV interview in his bed!

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