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Gallery protesters begin to gather

2012-05-29 09:41

Johannesburg - Busloads of protesters were arriving at Zoo Lake in Johannesburg on Tuesday ahead of a march on the Goodman Gallery in Rosebank, police said.

The growing crowd was clad in ANC colours and sang and danced to music blaring from speakers on the back of a bakkie.

Police and metro police officers would keep watch over the event, metro police spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The march is a protest against Brett Murray's The Spear, which, until it was defaced last Tuesday, was on display at the Goodman Gallery. It showed President Jacob Zuma with genitals hanging out of his trousers.

About 15 000 people were expected to walk along Jan Smuts Avenue to Rosebank. Jan Smuts Avenue, between the Zoo and Bolton Road in Rosebank, would be closed until about midday, Minnaar said.

"Our officers are on duty and already out there ahead of the march," he said.

Gallery regrets pain caused


ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement earlier: "This protest will be used to advance the need for unity as a nation and to register a need for common and acceptable values.

"At the end of the march, the alliance will make important announcements following extensive interaction with all parties involved," he said.

On Monday Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said the gallery regretted the hurt caused by the painting's display.

"I had a meeting with the owner of the Goodman Gallery, Lisa Essers, who said she regrets the pain that the display of The Spear had caused to Zuma, his family as well as to the nation," Mashatile said.

"She had no intention of hurting or upsetting anyone, but understood that it did hurt people and our nation. The piece was removed from the gallery."

Comments
  • thebe.tau - 2012-05-29 09:49

    Jacob Gehleyihlekisa Zuma. Commander in Chief of Nkandla. His High Excellency of the Nation. Jacob Gehleyihlekisa Zuma. Commander in Chief of Nkandla. His High Excellency of the Nation.Lord of the Zulus and some Xhosas King of the Kangas. Conqueror of the Land and the Mountains High Supreme of the Potholes and e-Tolls. Defeater of Mbeki. Suspender of Malema,Cele and Mdluli. Kisser of 6 wives Emperor of pants down. Ruler of the cities squatter camps Msholozi of Msholozi. We bow to you if needs be we will offer you our wives.

      Marion - 2012-05-29 09:52

      roflmfao

      Joe - 2012-05-29 09:56

      The zoo is a fitting place to meet then. If all these protesters put in half as much time and effort into looking for a job as they are putting into riots then there wouldn't be as many people unemployed imho.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-05-29 10:00

      you are not also at the Zoo?

      FreeSpeech - 2012-05-29 10:04

      @piet: Racist people you bunch are.

      Msika - 2012-05-29 10:07

      @thebe, you cracked me, LMAO!!

      msendi - 2012-05-29 10:07

      He is a kisser of 6 wives, some are kissers of countless prostitutes and they are regarded as the civilised ones. this world!!!

      eil33nn - 2012-05-29 10:10

      You have a few eerors there... 1)"His High Excellency of the Nation" - Uhm, we are not a sovereign state 2)"Lord of the Zulus and some Xhosas King of the Kangas" - I believe there is a Zulu king...and some Xhosa, if i were Xhosa, i would be insulted. 3)Conqueror of the Land and the Mountains - Can't see our Pres hiking with his present physique. 4)"Suspender of Malema,Cele and Mdluli" - Malema maybe yes, but the courts did that. 5)"Emperor of pants down" - No with this i agree, because he can't keep it in his pants... 6)"We bow to you if needs be we will offer you our wives" - As a woman, i live in a free country and will not be sold...

      VaMbozha - 2012-05-29 10:13

      ha ha ha he is watching from the zoo. This whole issue i realised is just a laughing matter!

      atholl.hay - 2012-05-29 10:13

      It's known as satire folks .... (oops,dirty word that)

      Shaun - 2012-05-29 10:15

      please share whatever it is that you are smoking!

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-29 10:17

      Best bit of sarcasm written by a black man ever.

      Surfing - 2012-05-29 10:20

      anc work for food program, "eish, you march, you get kfc"

      Nigel - 2012-05-29 10:20

      Bayete DA Bayete

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-05-29 10:27

      Don't worry ...The white people will continue to work and keep the economy going while you bunch of useless lazy F UPS go marching every week. And I suppose the anc uses our tax money to pay for these buses.

      Shnez - 2012-05-29 10:29

      Just another excuse not to work and get paid for it! Theses people have got nothing better to do!!! The ANC Is a FAT JOKE!

      omonaija - 2012-05-29 10:34

      Bunch of poorly educated and misguided people.When they were supposed to be in school they were busy burning down classrooms.That is why they are not intellectually capable of determining which cause they are supposed to march for.What a shame and a disgrace to Africans all over the world.

      Mmannyo - 2012-05-29 10:39

      Sadly they are unemployed clifford,and hoping to be seen to support the ANC maybe they can earn some favours.

      Janice - 2012-05-29 10:43

      Anyone for free circus tickets???????

      Matthew - 2012-05-29 11:01

      @FreeSpeech: wow,really,the race card.well thats original.no really,its been a while since someone pulled that card =/ Pffft

      Irene - 2012-05-29 12:33

      @Thebe.tau ~ Do you know what plagiarism is? When you copy what somebody else has written ie. columnist in the Sunday Times, you shouldn't claim it as your own and instead acknowledge who wrote it, other's it's stealing.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 12:40

      Thebe for president.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 12:43

      Irene, I know it was in the Sunday Times and that it is plagiarism. But I find it nice that Thebe copied it here. I will forgive him for not naming his source.

  • thebe.tau - 2012-05-29 09:49

    Jacob Gehleyihlekisa Zuma. Commander in Chief of Nkandla. His High Excellency of the Nation. Jacob Gehleyihlekisa Zuma. Commander in Chief of Nkandla. His High Excellency of the Nation.Lord of the Zulus and some Xhosas King of the Kangas. Conqueror of the Land and the Mountains High Supreme of the Potholes and e-Tolls. Defeater of Mbeki. Suspender of Malema,Cele and Mdluli. Kisser of 6 wives Emperor of pants down. Ruler of the cities squatter camps Msholozi of Msholozi. We bow to you if needs be we will offer you our wives.

      Erna - 2012-05-29 10:10

      @msendi You forget how many more women the president has kissed, who are not his wives. In fact he took it a step further, and fathered children with them!

      fraser.gilchrist - 2012-05-29 10:17

      Haha well said! Emperor of pants down. Pity people don't understand you're having a laugh

      msendi - 2012-05-29 10:22

      @Erna… The truth is… he is not the only one. Some are the reason why the sex industry is booming. Men come here are write whatever they like about the other man as if they are saints…

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-05-29 10:28

      Don't worry ...The white people will continue to work and keep the economy going while you bunch of useless lazy F UPS go marching every week. And I suppose the anc uses our tax money to pay for these buses.

      Danny - 2012-05-29 10:41

      @thebe You left out Nkosi of Mzansi.

      Derek - 2012-05-29 10:48

      Don't you guys get the satire!

      Mmannyo - 2012-05-29 11:04

      OH! GERT FLAT RS, WAS IT NECESSARY? The reason why Murray did not chose to draw you is that, we wouldn't be able to see that little pinky-skin.

      SubGenius - 2012-05-29 11:07

      40 dumb peole disliked this post. It is really funny, but sour-faced miserble old DA supporters have no sense of humour. And I'm not pro ANC, either. All politics is deception and all politicians are scum of the earth.

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-29 09:51

    I hope the Cosatu marchers will be there to stone these tsotsis

      Poloyatonki - 2012-05-29 10:14

      That wont happen, ANC march is not as racist as DA march.

      Bob - 2012-05-29 10:24

      Poloy, "not as racist" now what exactly does that mean ?, your ANC and it's followers are the worst kind of racists, you are no better than ET, full of hate and bitterness.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-29 10:25

      Do you know why racism will never die in South Africa? Because the ANC won't let it. They need the race card in order to survive.

      Bambanani - 2012-05-29 10:46

      racism wont die because the creators of it wont let die.

      Keith - 2012-05-29 10:46

      @Polio Guess who got paid and bought some airtime to post his usual nonsense. Moron

      SubGenius - 2012-05-29 11:07

      Can't beliee I am agreeing with the arch-creationist.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 12:50

      Bob, Poloyatonki is our number three troll. Best to ignore the sod.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 12:53

      Bambanani,are those white people marching to a Gallery and crying racism?

  • Ryno - 2012-05-29 09:53

    spell check works on headlines also News24 !!!!!!!!!!

  • CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-29 09:53

    This insecure ANC regime is a joke. It's not the 'nation' who has been hurt, it's the ego of the arrogant rooling putty.

  • Piet - 2012-05-29 09:53

    And what is this protest going to achieve exactly??? Just more reason to stay out of work and when the protests get violent (once again), more reason to destroy anything they see and loot shops. How you ever got into civilized human clothes baffles me.

      Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-29 10:01

      Job creation for one day only. Eish

      Johannes - 2012-05-29 10:19

      Busses of people shipped in. Are they paid to protest.

      Hermann - 2012-05-29 10:25

      Looks like another rent a crowd exercise to me.

  • Ryno - 2012-05-29 09:55

    @Thebe.tau Erm...OK...moving swiftley on

      Felix - 2012-05-29 10:06

      I like to think he was being sarcastic.

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-29 10:19

      Me too.

  • bretton.eveleigh - 2012-05-29 09:57

    Never mind "The Spear" debacle... NEWS24 staff can't spell! I thought poor spelling and grammar was an IOL disease only! "Gallaery protesters begin to gather"... guess there's no proof reading either!

  • onke1 - 2012-05-29 10:00

    It is important to note here how quickly and swiftly the Zuma lead ANC has acted against this painting and gather nearly!!15 000!! Protesters against this Gallery, yet across the country school kids are running rampage and burning schools that the government is failing to fix but yet no boycott or protest has been organized against this failing eastern cape educational system, clearly educational excellence is not priority to them

      Johannes - 2012-05-29 10:22

      Definitely see how things can be done. but hey the will is not there because it costs money to educate the children. Isn't that what was fought for, fair education but currently the children are being thrown by the way side.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 13:01

      Onke, educated people do not march to satisfy others megalomania.

  • Frank - 2012-05-29 10:00

    How on earth do the ANC always manage to generate a mob of 15,000 so easily? Do they rent a fleet of busses to transport people in to push their own sinister agenda? It is laughable that they are marching for "common acceptable values" because of a picture showing Zuma's spear, yet rape, corruption, child molesting, thieving and murder seem to be acceptable to a large percentage of the population.

      andre.s.kruger - 2012-05-29 10:11

      Just shows you they know exactly who is unemployed and were to get them. Pity the don't give work to these people, or maybe they get a couple of bucks for attending, I would not be surprised

      Erna - 2012-05-29 10:11

      They bus the unemployed in.

      VaMbozha - 2012-05-29 10:16

      so thats about 150 buses! or lets say 100 buses! omg

      Gert - 2012-05-29 10:18

      and these unemployed keep voting for them...eish

      Surfing - 2012-05-29 10:19

      This is the anc's work for food program, "eish, you march, you get kfc"

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-29 10:20

      Rent-a-Crowd, easy when you hand out a free T-Shirt paid by your tax money.

      bbsklda - 2012-05-29 11:04

      Frank, its called "Rent a Crowd" The ANC and the Zim despots must be exchanging notes.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 13:04

      Frank, yes they do exactly that. They promise them a day out, free food and coke and the fun starts. Tonight they get home and most don't know what it was all about but they had a nice day. This is why education is as it is, keep them dumb and do with them what you like.

  • pierre.brink - 2012-05-29 10:01

    Lemmings.

      jared.wessels - 2012-05-29 10:03

      funniest comment I've read in a long time!

      hester.ferrezuelo - 2012-05-29 10:28

      No PierreB can't be. Lemmings never hibernate through the harsh winter. They remain active. So I guess you are insulting the poor Lemmings.

  • Msika - 2012-05-29 10:04

    So all the police officers will be focused in this gathering, allowing the criminals to do as they please in the meantime. This march would not have taken place, had that moron Lisa Essers took down the "Spear" earlier on, some poeple are soooo stuborn, tjer!!

      Erna - 2012-05-29 10:13

      That 'moron' Lisa Essers took down the painting, but the ANC have a point to prove, and Jackson said they were continuing with the march. What for, only they know.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 13:06

      Erna to generate support and sympathy for Zuma who wants to be re-elected at Mangaung.

  • Gavin - 2012-05-29 10:06

    petty petty petty, only guilty consciences react in such an over dramatic way. open your eyes and see the person and party you protest for is responsible for the crappy way you live. Time for change

  • Musa - 2012-05-29 10:06

    more fire

  • Janette - 2012-05-29 10:07

    rent a crowd.... such a waste of time and money. Police once again having to look after them to make sure they do not damage private property. ANC get over yourself and try and do what you should be doing and govern the country instead in an ordely manner.

      stevie0064 - 2012-05-29 11:22

      Preparations for their Manguang conference takes precedence over governing the country.

  • lisa.staden - 2012-05-29 10:07

    DO THESE PEOPLE NOT HAVE WORK!! Im going to start a new business "hire a protestor" I am going to be RICH!! Any excuse and they come in bus loads!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-29 10:10

      They do Lisa, they work for the tripartite alliance rent-a-riot CC. You can find out more here: www.ilovetoeatfreekfcandthrowstones.co.za

      TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-05-29 10:20

      no, they probably don't have work :/

      Johannes - 2012-05-29 10:25

      @Charles - Mooi man

  • Erna - 2012-05-29 10:08

    They just don't know when to stop!!

  • andre.s.kruger - 2012-05-29 10:09

    Just another opportunity to destroy property that does not belong to them, typical in the culture of the ANC, if I disagree or cannot get it, we will destroy it..... such a previous millennium way of thinking The Spear is merely looking after his own interest and uses other people to do his dirty work. It could have been so much different if The Spear just had better advisers and a different attitude, such a pity. Imagine what a difference it would make it The Spear called of this after party at the Goodman Gallery, but again, that must be wishful thinking.

  • Herman - 2012-05-29 10:11

    Pathetic lot......just a pathetic bunch of hooligans, let's see what they burn and destroy today

  • VaMbozha - 2012-05-29 10:14

    Where is COSATU? The great men-in-red march-blockers!

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-29 10:16

    Bus loads means they are the Rent-a-Crowd. I mean it's only TAX money that buys them T-Shirts, some transport, and some KFC chicken, and do any of them have this picture to look at as well: http://www.worldart.co.za/news/article.asp?ID=126

  • Roger - 2012-05-29 10:17

    HERE we GO.... Dance and jump around and sing and break other peoples things. This will solve all your problems. Dont go to work, the government will provide you with all the money you need.

  • Msika - 2012-05-29 10:18

    So all the police officers will be focused on this march, and give the criminals all the time they need to rape, murder, kidnap, drive negligent, commit theft, smug innocent poeple. I blame the gallery owner Lisa Essers for all this nonsense that is going on, she should have taken the "Spear" down earlier when she was first requested to do so. Now, there's been unecessary, court cases, marches, all at the cost of the tax man. Some poeple are stuborn, Tjerr!!!

      Omrisho - 2012-05-29 12:29

      Msika, all due respect... if Lisa Essers had complied and been a "good little sheep" thereby showing that we are afraid to be a free thinking nation, that we comply with whatever whims/policies government bestows upon us, without questioning... that's what got us into this mess in the first place. In the interests of "a better life for all", one should be questioning, and keeping an eye on government policies. This painting, amusing to some and disgusting and disrespectful to others has been a true test of our democracy and our constitution and how government reacts and handles situations. It shows more about how things work, how the ANC think and operate, than any spin-doctored media statement or press release, ever. Actually, it is all positive in the long run... this is democracy at work.

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-05-29 10:20

    Pathetic!!!

  • Edward Ridgwell - 2012-05-29 10:20

    the irony of their demands. when the ANC doesn't care for others but throws it's toys out the cot when it doesn't like something.

  • Loo - 2012-05-29 10:20

    HERDING at its best .. *** farce

      Loo - 2012-05-29 10:27

      They must just MOOOOOOOO !!! too ... I mean then we will have come full circle on this ridiculous BS

  • Heinz - 2012-05-29 10:21

    Just a typical example of how racist these f*ckers are. Where was the storm when this was painted: http://www.worldart.co.za/news/article.asp?ID=126

      Heinz - 2012-05-29 10:31

      I'm actually busy with a painting myself now. It's titled: "Space invader" It's a painting of a fly flying into an ANC officials ear.

      hester.ferrezuelo - 2012-05-29 10:41

      Exactly and his comments were "Asked whether he intended to offend, Mabulu said that he was merely painting his perception of the roles that the state and the church play in a poverty stricken environment. He added that if it offended anyone, it was probably necessary for them to look at reasons why they felt this way." But we dare not say this about "King Zuma"

      stevie0064 - 2012-05-29 11:03

      Mabulu's painting was ignored becasue it was never part of Zuma's campaign to portray himself as a victim ahead of the Manguang conference. It seems to be an incidental similarity. Yet the attention the media is giving to "The Spear" is now bordering on the absurd, so either they're being played like a fiddle by the pro-Zuma faction or they're actually willing collaborators in this particular propaganda machine.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 13:12

      Heinz, rather paint a wasp.

  • Loo - 2012-05-29 10:25

    Just another day for wrecking the city and having some beers afterwards chanting " look, we wrecked JHB ,, we are so civilized"

  • daryltt - 2012-05-29 10:30

    I'm going to march too!!! Oh no wait. I want to keep my job. Get back to work!

  • Mark - 2012-05-29 10:30

    About 15 000 people are expected to walk along Jan Smuts Avenue to Rosebank, littering, looting and generally turning the place into a war zone......... Will be the first time that an ANC march "will be used to advance the need for unity as a nation and to register a need for common and acceptable values". Usually they just trash the place.

  • Danny - 2012-05-29 10:33

    On the Times's coverage, one protestor is holding up a placard saying "Whites hate blacks." Yes...yes we do! Because you're a bunch of snot-nosed, immature delinquents who aren't able to recognise that you are being played by those you admire and respect, and instead trot out racist drivel such as that which is emblazoned on the back of your cheap-ass poster. Your culture is still in that formative 0-4 year old period...and the future is not looking bright. Grow up!

      Melusi - 2012-05-29 10:41

      @ Danny Are u speaking for every white person or just yourself?

      Danny - 2012-05-29 10:44

      @Melusi Are you questioning for every black person or just yourself?

  • Eugene - 2012-05-29 10:35

    I also want to get paid for being professionally unemployed and doing the occasional march. The good life! :)

  • Thapelo - 2012-05-29 10:36

    Will these ANC fools come of age! Nelson Mandela after his release said thewar is over lets go back to class. I am one of the few who listened to him. Today I am employed with a relevant degree. In thenew sa if you do not have a qualification you will never get employed. I urge those hoodlums to go bach to school to become employable and stop waisting thei time marching.

      stevie0064 - 2012-05-29 11:09

      Propaganda driven by hatred is a powerful tool, and one which an unemployed disgruntled youth will all too readily use without a second thought to the consequences of doing so. Propaganda is the price we pay for democracy (G.S. Viereck). And as always, unfortunately, the value of education is only apparent to those who already have it.

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 13:14

      Thapelo, here is a big hug for you.

  • Antionette - 2012-05-29 10:37

    Get over it, it's in the past now.The pertrait has already been removed. Go back to work.

  • hester.ferrezuelo - 2012-05-29 10:37

    Just another way of wasting my hard earned money. Now SAPS and traffic dept must be deployed to keep watch etc. whilst the rest of town must tolerate inconvenience and best you not get robbed today because the cops will be too busy with unimportant @##$$%% !! I really just get so tired.

  • Nkutist - 2012-05-29 10:38

    My gosh, don"t people have work to go to... Really wasting time going to march for a worthless cause?! They resolved their difference so people should just get over this whole thing and focus on the real problems people face!! Oh ANC my ANC, always looking for a distraction from their poor performance!! How sad....

      stevie0064 - 2012-05-29 11:11

      Portraying Zuma as a victim is not a worthless cause. It wins him the "underdog" favour for the upcoming Manguang conference.

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-05-29 10:39

    Dear ANC, if you are now suddenly trying to become the diplomatic voice of reason around this issue, forget it. That horse has already bolted. You have already fanned the flames of hatred down racial lines. You have used intimidation, threats and bullying to get your way, simply because you knew that the courts/law/constitution were against you. I have yet to see any ANC leader criticize the death threats, calls for stoning, vandalism and other crimes that came about mostly by your followers. Wake up guys, the struggle is over. You are the ruling party. Perhaps it is time that you behave as such. When we think of ANC we ought to think of words such as dignity, statesmen, diplomacy, understanding. Right now I think of anarchy, protest, militancy, cry-baby! Maybe \wake up\ is not as appropriate a suggestion as \grow up\?

  • Frances - 2012-05-29 10:39

    The controversial painting has now been defaced. 2 guys (a white & a black) were arrested. The ANC’s court case is going ahead on Thursday to force the gallery to remove the artwork. - A 17 year-old mentally challenged girl was gang raped & the video went viral. No one marched. - An 8-year-old girl was raped by a 15 year-old boy & her eyes gouged out. No one marched. - Entire provinces are without school text books - it’s almost June. No one marched. - Our imminent police chief is a gangster & has brought our police service to its knees. No one marched. - Our country has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. No one marched. - Our democracy is going down the toilet but no one marches. But our country goes hysterical over a painting! We threaten lawsuits, protests & violent reprisals. Where are our priorities??? What are we thinking??????!!!! We have now proven beyond doubt that our collective mentality doesn’t rise above the waist.

      Frances - 2012-05-29 10:41

      I got this in an email today...

      sabelo.xaba1 - 2012-05-29 10:53

      I'm posting this on fb.....

      bbsklda - 2012-05-29 11:11

      I am also posting this on FB.......very well said Frances

      stevie0064 - 2012-05-29 11:19

      Our "collective mentality" is not clever enough to see through the propaganda. And it never will be clever enough even if educated because group-think, no matter how noble the intentions, will always be fickle and easily manipulated by the information vendors. Truth, Fact, and Common Sense are all irrelevant when it is only what the public is led to believe that dictates the course of events.

  • sipu.mhlakaza - 2012-05-29 10:42

    I wonder who would have time for this if everybody had a job.

  • sara.wilkinson.58 - 2012-05-29 10:44

    I wish we could move on and the huge amounts of energy used to fuel this protest was used to protest against children being taught under trees,violence and the list goes on.............

  • theronwillie - 2012-05-29 10:45

    Schlong Walk To Freedom

  • theronwillie - 2012-05-29 10:47

    Schlong Walk To Freedom

  • theronwillie - 2012-05-29 10:48

    Schlong Walk To Freedom

  • nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-05-29 10:49

    This is a red flag for SA. When the DA march for a good reson they were met by a war party now the same war party is marching against media freedom!

      stevie0064 - 2012-05-29 11:40

      The media is never free. It is always a participant, willing or otherwise, in somebody's propaganda schemes. Truth, Freedom, and Common Sense are irrelevant. All that matters is what the public is led to believe to be true.

      nettie.potgieter.5 - 2012-05-29 12:14

      Yes and in this case the ANC is promoting racisme to win votes. Misleading uninformed masses.

  • bg - 2012-05-29 10:49

    Once AGAIN, marching on a weekday. How about rather working and providing for your families, the economy and society. Guaranteed something will be destroyed or damaged during this march due to unruly behaviour..as per usual. Sad sad country

  • Seena - 2012-05-29 10:53

    some humans say they love this painting and they call it art and it enthuses them and their kind, these are people who think nothing of killing another human being because "he ain't like us" and they giggle all around...aah almost forgot don't even think of going to the european cup in ukraine/poland if you are non-white lest you be roasted

      Jacqui - 2012-05-29 13:18

      Seena what a disgusting racist you are. It is people like you who drag this country down. Shame on you. Now go march your stupid march. Twit.

      vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-05-29 15:28

      I think that a lot of people use these forums to give vent to their racial prejudices. That's fine, cos clearly everyone here can take it as well as they give it. But does it make you feel better at the end of the day. \Guess what?\, you say to your spouse, \today I put a black person in his place by calling him a such-and-such\ on a cyber page. I find that counter-productive. Let's all accept that ALL colours are capable of racism, murder, rape, theft, robbery. I see blacks swell with pride when a white criminal is exposed. And vice-versa. What do we achieve. If we are going to have pointless racial arguments, let's at least make them witty (as opposed to swarty) and entertaining. Venting on these forums do no good for anyone.

  • Donald - 2012-05-29 10:54

    NOW we can see why the ANC wants to keep people unemployed and uneducated.

  • Winifred - 2012-05-29 10:57

    Yes, it would be wonderful if these same protesters would march for the right things. They see their children denied a decent education, rape and murder of their wives and children they experience the bad treatment at their hospitals, they turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to whats going on in the anc. They oppose job creation for free handouts. Its amazing how a free bus ride and a dry roll with a second grade piece of chicken can do.

      Donald - 2012-05-29 11:02

      this is exactly the point, "The People" don't even realise it, they are being treated exactly the same as slaves. for a roll and juice they will do anything. The ANC could write the handbook on slavery. How to enslave the masses and have them be happy with it.

  • shaylene.stenger - 2012-05-29 10:58

    this is my issue, the goverment is using my tax to bus in unemployed people(which have been promised jobs but that is an empty promise in itself) to support a man and party who has no idea on how to run a country. There are poor, innocent children out there who are being educated under trees, being raped and pretty much has a bleek future ahead. Its called priority - defending your pen*s or actually start defending the youngsters and civilins of this nation. Really Mr Presidant if the cap fits then wear.

  • sboh.s.memela - 2012-05-29 11:00

    with the anc organising so many protests,i have but one question.... dont these people work ??