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Malema arrives at Cape court for toilets' ruling

2011-04-29 10:44

Cape Town - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema arrived at the Western Cape High Court on Friday morning where judgment was expected in the so-called open-toilet saga in Khayelitsha.

Wearing jeans and a black jacket, he walked up the steps without speaking to reporters gathered around him.

No supporters were at court but music blared from speakers set up on a makeshift truck displaying African National Congress pictures.

The Democratic Alliance-led City of Cape Town stands accused of violating residents' right to human dignity after 51 toilets were erected without enclosures in Makhaza, Khayelitsha in December 2009.

Malema had repeatedly used this against the opposition party in his campaigning ahead of local government elections on May 18.

The ANCYL, on behalf of community members, lodged a complaint about the open toilets with the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in January last year.

The SAHRC recommended to the City that it reinstall the 51 toilets, but the city appealed against the SAHRC finding.

This was when the ANCYL decided to launch a court application on behalf of the residents.
 

Comments
  • Barry - 2011-04-29 10:48

    I wonder who paid for the airfairs, accomodation etc etc. Probably our hard earned monies

      vic - 2011-04-29 10:54

      I wonder how its like to take a sh**t on an open toilet?

      Janniel - 2011-04-29 11:05

      Taking a sht on an open toilet is probably alot better that taking a sht next to your house on the ground..

      Jan Spies - 2011-04-29 11:06

      @vic I wonder 'what' it is like to make a deal with the City of Cape Town, for them to install a toilet per house, instead of a toilet per five houses, which is the national norm...on the condition that the residents enclose the toilets themselves...and then have 51 residents (4%) that don't enclose them and the city of Cape Town encloses the toilets for them...AND THEN the ANCYL comes in an tears the structures down, because they were not permanent structures...AND THEN open a court case against the city... here's all the facts: http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/article958552.ece/Cape-Town-defends-open-toilets

      Mewik - 2011-04-29 11:07

      No one because he will never have officially been there and when asked about it he will rattle off buzzwords like racist, baaas'ted and tokoloshe. Pure awesomeness, predictable but awesome non the less.

      PB - 2011-04-29 11:10

      @POLIO DONKEY He doesn't need MY money, he has already plundered the money that was meant for POOR BLACKS to build sub-standard bridges etc. You are so stupid not to realise what is really happening. Or maybe you are on his list of cronies who benefit from his ill-gotten gains.

      Lihle - 2011-04-29 11:15

      That's what concerns you. What concerns me is that Helen Zille and her band of merry men should build the same shithouses for themselves as well. If its good for the residents of Khayelitsha then its good for everyone else, including you!

      mike - 2011-04-29 11:21

      lihle, zille et al actually WORK for their possesions (work - a term that is foreign to your ilk)

      daaivark - 2011-04-29 11:27

      @ Poloyatonki: He doesn't need it, but he takes it anyway.

      AJ - 2011-04-29 11:30

      @vic - cant be that bad if people are happy to break the walls down, thus converting an enclosed toilet INTO an open one...

      Assegaai - 2011-04-29 11:35

      @polonie donkie....I see your lips moving but I don't hear any sound.

      clark - 2011-04-29 11:37

      - Andries Tatane was also without a toilet in Anc run Ficksburg. Compare if you will the DA's handling of the toilet saga , to that of the Anc's handling of Tatane's case. We challenge you Polio. iqanda and disciple man to give us your response. WE'RE ALL WAITING .

      Justinpassin - 2011-04-29 11:41

      Vic, if you had been in the army you would know what it is like on a 'go cart'. Embarrassing at first but after a while you don't give a sh*t!.

      GreatSA - 2011-04-29 11:42

      @ Lihle - If the people want toilets that are like Helen Zille's and her ilk, then they should PAY for them. Helen and all the others BUY their houses, et al. These residents complaing want everything for free. You give them your hand and they want the whole arm. There is a BIG difference between buying something and getting something for free. Why don't you get yourself a clue before commenting - it may help your cause.

      Poloyatonki - 2011-04-29 11:43

      @daaivark.. You dont have a proof of that.

      clark - 2011-04-29 12:05

      - Poloy - You won't forget to give a response to my challenge above. We will give you some time to think about it. BUT WE ARE WAITING.

      CITIZEN - 2011-04-29 12:07

      POLOYATONKI MALEMA IS NOT A BUSINESSMAN ASS HIS COMPANY CANT EVEN BUILD PROPER ROADS OR BRIDGES HE FAILED HIS MATRIC HE IS A RACIST AND A BLOODY AGENT

      mike - 2011-04-29 12:09

      Malema can't even keep his promises of donating school shoes. Never mind building toilets. It was probably one of malemas many companies that built the darn open toilets. Atleast they have a toilet. How many townships don't even have toilets. But anyway, the open toilets are despicable. But all in all the DA outperforms the ANC any day.

      karin.g - 2011-04-29 12:52

      @ Lihle I worked my white lilly ass of to be were I am today! I had 3 jobs to pay for my studies MYSELF. No bursaries and no hand outs. So why do I have to settle for a toilet like that?? That was not what I worked for. Why don't they get off their asses and do the same????? If it is good enough for me - then it os good enough for them - and you!! Stop complaining and waiting for handouts. Make your owm life happen!!

      clark - 2011-04-29 14:38

      - Not a word from Poloy,iqanda or disciple man, to my simple challenge for a response to the Tatane massacre. Let it be known to all that they dont have any answers,yet they are quick to shout the odds about toilets. They are the living proof of Anc indoctrination and electioneering hogwash. Like the Anc, they will deflect their failures by blaming others. They are cowards, not able to discern right from wrong or good governance from bad. They are living a lie , yet they cannot see it. This is why our country is regressing and will continue to, for as long as the Anc remain in power. .

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-04-29 18:37

      How many ANCYL members does it take to count 51 toilets? ...51.

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-04-29 18:51

      poliodronkiedonkeystinkitonki, Perhaps the link below may assist you in defining the word "businessman" in SA's 12th official language, viz 'ANC B*LLSH*T'... http://m.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/Politics/Malema-linked-to-wrecked-taxi-rank-20110403 PS - Malema said in his 'Hate Speech' trial (it should rather have been dubbed the 'Malema/Winnie/ANC All-day-long Speech' trial) that EVERYTHING he does is about POLITICS - perhaps again you can then explain where "businessman" fits into this part of SA's 12th official language.

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-04-29 19:15

      Some interesting verities about our favourite woodwork student, viz the one trying to build his own ‘cabinet’.., http://www.timeslive.co.za/sundaytimes/article318330.ece http://www.citypress.co.za/SouthAfrica/News/Malemas-R140m-tender-riches-20100221 http://m.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/Politics/Malema-linked-to-wrecked-taxi-rank-20110403 It obviously becomes scary when relating the link above to the (so-called) Public Protector’s report of Aug 2010. http://www.polity.org.za/article/pp-statement-from-the-office-of-the-public-protector-on-the-investigation-into-complaints-relating-to-the-imporoper-awarding-of-tenders-to-julius-malema-16082010-2010-08-16 The extent of the blatantly obvious is now beyond what can be ignored – I herewith challenge the DA (and other political parties) to take the ‘Public Protector’ to the legal ends of the courts (wherever is most suitable – eg the Constitutional Court, perhaps even Civil Court to recover all the fraudulent monies). If not, the DA (etc) confirms that WAR is the only means to rid SA of these odious thugs and gangsters.

  • Umfubi - 2011-04-29 10:50

    Toilets' ruling? The ruling belonging to the toilets? Surely the correct use of apostrophes should be a fundamental requirement for any journalist, sub-editor or headline-writer?

      Anton - 2011-04-29 11:00

      Eish, we should 'closer' this website for bad Ingrish!

      Catarina - 2011-04-29 12:58

      @Blaq I wish there weren't racist bastards like you in South Africa. But worse than you being a racist bastard is the fact of being a total idiot. The colour of the skin has nothing to do with the fact of JM being a corrupt politicion that waves at you and his other supporters with a rotten carrot and you all follow as if he was God on Earth, DA or ANC the point is we pay our taxes we want the money to be applyed on the municipality not in the politicians pockets. You remind me the picture of the hungry dog jumping around a ful table off humans hoping to get a miserable share of it... grow up to become a human instead of being a worseless magget...

      D - 2011-04-29 13:17

      Blaq, you're such a fu*king idiot. Everyone pays taxes? haha. Clearly you are even more stupid than the rest of your people. Are you telling me the residents pay tax? Why doesn't 60% of our labour force where I work pay tax? Do you even know what a tax threshold is? Man, people like you make it so easy to laugh at black people, unfortunately the educated ones are made to look stupid due to people like you, you should apolgise to black people for making them look even more stupid and racist. Take that gun you love to sing about... put it to your head... pull the trigger and raise the average IQ of our country. Moron

      DieBaas - 2011-04-29 13:20

      @blackass why do you want toilets? you much rather use the roadsides in full view of everyone (shows your animal behavior) or someones wall anyway so stop crying over things you dont use! u tit.

      D - 2011-04-29 13:37

      and in actual fact Blaq, Its the ANCYL who is bitching and moaning. Have you even read the story? Sheesh, life must be tough for people like you who choose to live with blinkers on. Embrace change my friend... embrace freedom... embrace a life free from poverty, corruption and bitterness... Pity you cant as long as you continue to support a party that can only look backwards and not forwards.

  • Barry - 2011-04-29 10:51

    I wonder if He can FIT on a toilet seat? Probably needs a specially designed one built like a throne....the type that Idi Amin used. FAT BOY.

      gizzy - 2011-04-29 10:54

      He still uses a potty!

      Barry - 2011-04-29 11:28

      @gizzy Good shot I wonder who cleans up the mess behind Him? something He is incapable of doing!!!!Can I GUESS ahhh ahhhh ahhhhh Poloyatonki - Lihle -iqanda -Anc13thDisciple -kolobe and VuyoB Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-04-29 11:30

      Or, perhaps go on any one ot the 1000 toilets that the residents enclosed themselves as part of the DEAL. It was naive politics, but it worked well for the 1090 residents that had any honour and fulfilled their side of the bargain.

      Gungets Tuft - 2011-04-29 11:33

      iqanda - if you can read, then go and read about the 1090 toilets built that the residents enclosed themselves as part of the deal they made with the council. I do not expect you to admit it because your brand of politics is not one that cares about the people, it cares only about politics. Go ahead with your nonsense but at least don't pretend to yourself.

  • BigMoose - 2011-04-29 11:03

    Always in the crap.

  • SuperCal - 2011-04-29 11:04

    yea, someone took a Sh$t on my lawn the other day before stealing my TV. I am worried if Malema finds out he will take me to court.

      Ray - 2011-04-29 12:45

      Relax...it was probably Malema himself. He needed the TV outside court for a live broadcast of his hearing.

  • kolobe - 2011-04-29 11:09

    toilets with a view were never needed and it is arrogant of the da not to correct the mess.

      pop101 - 2011-04-29 11:26

      Hi Kolobe, here is some good reading material for you. http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/anc-also-built-open-toilets-1.722674 http://www.citypress.co.za/Politics/News/ANCs-open-toilet-shame-20100711

      FerretGee - 2011-04-29 11:37

      @pop101 Despite your best efforts, the likes of kolobe, poloyatonki, iquanda, Anc13thDisciple etc will NOT read those liknks as they will be percieved by them to be "distorted facts written by white men". To date, none of these commentators have yet argued a valid point despite being asked to do so by many other commentators. Methinks the best form of attack is to simply not reply to their comments in future.

      kolobe - 2011-04-29 12:14

      pop101 that is new to me and if the anc is guilty they must face the music

      The Wonderer - 2011-04-29 16:56

      Hey Kolobe, I've gone & read up on this DA toilet mess & I found that the DA tried 3 times to correct the problem, but as it was reported the ANCYL stopped them from completing it. Three times, now the ANCYL blames the DA.

      The Wonderer - 2011-04-29 17:20

      THREE TIMES the DA tried to sort this out, but EVERY time the ANCYL stopped & destroyed it!?!?!? Now the ANCYL is the one crying foul????

  • Mewik - 2011-04-29 11:14

    Juju: The skid mark on the underpants of South Africa

      Spoofed - 2011-04-29 11:48

      More like the skid mark on the forehead of south Africa.. for all the world to see

  • brianR - 2011-04-29 11:14

    A ruling on open toilets and a royal wedding all in one day.... from one airy throne to the heir to the throne... Teehee

      Spoofed - 2011-04-29 11:48

      HAHAHAHAHA

      Jack - 2011-04-29 12:12

      THat's the best comment I've heard all week :)

  • AndrewM39@24.com - 2011-04-29 11:15

    I recall the toilets had structures around them which the ANCYL destroyed. Originally the residents agreed to enclose these toilets which were installed by CT Council then Julius's rent a crowd got involved and destroyed the toilets. Now this to me is double standards by ANCYL.

  • Tulani - 2011-04-29 11:18

    What a fuss about open toilets that are flashable compared to what I watched on TV yersterday (Cutting Edge) about bucket system in Grahamstown.

  • Robert Manthe - 2011-04-29 11:21

    I am so glad he is wearing jeans and a black jacket, if he had gone with chinos and a white jacket, I would have gone f&*king mental.

      Lance - 2011-04-29 11:57

      LMAO Robert. Very droll indeed...

  • Tulani - 2011-04-29 11:23

    What's a fuss about flushable open toilets compared with what I watched yesterday on Cutting Edge - in Grahamstown? People using bucket system in Grahamstown. People must stop joking and attend the real issues.

  • estee.mente - 2011-04-29 11:24

    Cant miss an oppotunity to go to the Cape ZAR on a Friday evening, can he?

  • Lennox - 2011-04-29 11:28

    Why is there more feedback when it comes to the "crap" issues on News24, like this one........pun intended. THe ANC is focusing on a minor issue in a province where things are happening, blinded by the fact that the majority of their municipalities are in the "crap". ANyone watch Third Degree last night?

  • Gorilla - 2011-04-29 11:29

    Is it Ironic or what? Most important people are arriving to witness a Royal Wedding - Malema is arriving to check out some toilets.

      Spoofed - 2011-04-29 11:49

      high five for you ^^

  • Henk van Tonder - 2011-04-29 11:32

    Malema's mouth is an open toilet!

      sonofagun - 2011-04-29 13:29

      Ja, Henk van Tonder, en hyt ook 'n gaatjie van onder!!!

  • VuyoB - 2011-04-29 11:33

    And at the sametime, i also agree with " bvdwesthuizen " , I'm black and i hate the obsession some non white people are having with whites, why is it so necessary for non whites child to go to white school, why can't we start our own things and our own school and teach in our own language.Look at what indians are doing, they don't give a damn about western culture and their ways and at the end of the day, they are successful because of that.The government and non whites have the means to do all these but they just want something that someone has already done for himself or herself to suit their needs.As a black man, i support the idea of starting my own thing instead of chasing after whites.But at the sametime,Woseck, whites and have also have more than million failures. Remember the government entities were not making any profit in the apartheid government until the ANC government took over.

      Smaal - 2011-04-29 11:53

      @VuyoB: Did you know that government organizations are nonprofit organizations.

      catij001 - 2011-04-29 11:58

      Goverment entities are not suppose to make a profit. This is exactly why corruption is so rive in this government. Goverment entities are servants to the people of the country. That's why we do not see what the ANC has done as going out of their way but their duty in thenormal proceedings of running a country. Viva Cape Party

      Lance - 2011-04-29 12:04

      Difference is Vuyo, that the Indians actually have a culture. African culture these days is pretty much completely based on MTV and gangsta rap... Thats across the continent sunshine, and not just SA..

      pop101 - 2011-04-29 12:14

      Vuyo, if a Municipality shows profit, then you must start to worry. They have to budget or estimate costs every year for stuff like housing, services, upgrades, roads etc. This is all summarized within their budgets and IDP's, which the Government (National to Provincial to Municipal)use to allocate money to that specific Municipality. Now, if there are left over money or what seems to be profit, then it means somewhere somebody didn't receive a house or services or potholes haven't been fixed as budgeted for. Hence the independent financial audits for Municipalities by the Auditor General. Now, do some research on the DA and ANC run municipalities, and see which party has the most approved financial audits. That will give you an indication of which party spends your tax money best.

  • mik - 2011-04-29 11:33

    @iqanda. Black kids go to pvt schools as well hey! Why? Because of the standard of education. There is no education at public schools. You are an idiot as well. The education is going down the toilet. So convert the pvt schools and the countries future will go down the toilet!! That is why you have two eyes and ears and ONE MOUTH. Think before you speak and write. If ANC takes CT it will become JHB. How nice!! Look at what has happened to the municipal services in JHB. Look at CT. You are a racist judging from the attacks to the other bloggers. You cannot call someone a racist and then display your own racist intentions. I PRAY THE BEST PARTY WINS and that voters will not let something small as a shithouse sway their vote. Look at how many mucipalities are corrupt!!! Not managed by whites Iqanda, BY BLACKS.

  • Smaal - 2011-04-29 11:41

    I don’t get it... why don’t they just truck the “unhappy” ANC supporters to Gauteng or maybe Grahamstown where the ANC will be providing a better life for them then the DA?

      Smaal - 2011-04-29 11:47

      P.S. I have this image of a wall here where it is painted “Please do not urinate against the wall” with 3 black guys urinating to their hearts content against the wall in public. I have also witnessed black girls urinating in public right in front of our local ABSA branch and the walking public didn’t think anything of it. Seeing blacks doing their thing next to the road is also nothing new.

      Mewik - 2011-04-29 11:50

      because they used all the funds shipping them here on buses in the 1st place. Juliass took the rest of the cash for himself so now he will just come visit his stuck comrades. Like Bush going to visit soldiers in Iraq really

  • shaun.cousins1 - 2011-04-29 11:45

    Malena should rather fix his own construction problems, which he got paid to do and half completed.

  • Robert Manthe - 2011-04-29 11:49

    I wonder if the jeans were Levi's? I need to know this information news24, THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW!!!!

  • Bosmonster - 2011-04-29 11:49

    What is this "DROL" doing in court, he and his cronies should be busy fixing the toilets that they broke down.

  • catij001 - 2011-04-29 11:51

    Strange that everyone seem sto have forgotten that the toilets were initially set up with iron enclosers but that it was the ANCYL that chose to destroy the enclosures. At least the DA took the steps of providing these facilities. ANC led provinces are so cheap that they don't even bother and still expect the people who vote for them to take a dump in in the feldt.

      Spoofed - 2011-04-29 12:23

      This is what i have been trying to say...they (ANCYL) are so quick to throw their toys out the cot and try every desperate attempt to bring in votes, but the fact remains, THEY are the ones that broke down a solution that was setup until the people could get proper facilities... but no, nobody see's that do they?

  • Honest - 2011-04-29 11:54

    Interesting comments I must say to all of you Black and White , Blue , Purple etc. My appeal to all would be "Reduce racial hatred" that is fuelled by Far Too much reference to Black / White etc. Let us talk more about the correctness of the decision where the DA as a party in charge agreed with vulnurable residents to accept Open Toilets , an only available alternative offered by the DA , clearly the party thought less about the residence on this one . The ANC on the other hand did not think at all about the people that still do it either in the Open or in the bucket system 17 years into our democracy . By now you must be asking "Who`s side aer you on" well, the answer is I prefer to side with the truth here and the truth is Political Parties have not done enough to rectify all the wrongs in our society , the Gap between the haves and the Have Nots is getting wider and wider and it`s a Dog eat Dog Country. You don`t grab for yourself when the SAFE Opens , you lose but the closest to the safe at this stage sadly are the ones supposedly representing the poor. Don`t get me wrong , if I was there I would grab something myself because the corruption train seem to be the Unstoppable Tsunami that Zwelinzima Vavi was talking about .. Feel it , it is Here !!!! Thabo Mbeki warned the ANC of what was brewing and they shut him up and threw him out with 4 months left in his term , they needed the SAFE KEYS Fast and now they have them and are making the most of it . AMEN !

      Mjezza - 2011-04-29 12:20

      For Once a True Patriotic someone has spoken. keep it real Honest!!! We are just rifting apart from each other as a nation, we have been swallowed by hatred that we do not even see that we even hate ourselves.It really makes me sick that these so called politicians are stealing from you and i yet we still have the time and energy while people are still not enjoying the so called Freedom. Yes it has been 17yrs there more that needs to be done. yes it has been approx 350yrs of colonialism and Apartheid but so what?? We just need to work together, yes in the end the pigs were overthrown from the crown and everybody vowed not make same mistake again. History always repeats itself in may ways!!!!

      pop101 - 2011-04-29 12:25

      You think too much, me on the other hand like to base my opinion on facts. It seems like you don't have all the facts about the toilet saga.

      paulf - 2011-04-29 12:38

      I could not agree with you more. It all makes sense what you are saying here. I wish for the same, Unity Is Strength and only We can make the change with the Ballot as We Have the Power!!!!

  • avhasei - 2011-04-29 11:57

    please those whites will never change, they have 10 toilets in their home but still build open toilets for blacks and they want our vote, just imagine 5% of population thinks to win the election in your dreams, viva malema viva. we stand for our leders

      Smaal - 2011-04-29 12:02

      There is a difference... those 10 toilets.. they are paid for... not e-for-free!

      Spoofed - 2011-04-29 12:26

      yea enjoy standing by your leaders when you are starving to death and they eating kentucky fried chicken in front of you. if you are lucky they might toss you a bone and watch you fight like dogs for it.

      Pfffft - 2011-04-29 12:31

      This has been said so many boring times but you will NEVER understand, will you. You are BEGGING for the toilets of your choice. "Those whites" WORKED HARD for them. Pathetic.

      Felix - 2011-04-29 12:37

      Please go give your PC to someone else, it is wasted on you.

      clark - 2011-04-29 19:01

      - How many toilets do you think Zuma and Malema have in their many homes ? Worst of all they used tax payers money to buy them.

  • Sho Fukamachi - 2011-04-29 12:00

    @Poloyatonki: Malema a businuess man?? The retard couldn't even pass matric properly. Then again, thanks to the ANC stealing money from tax payers, almost every member of the ANC can be declared a "business man". Idiots like you should be given a choice. Relinquish your right to vote, or gtfo and go live in Zim.

  • Kgomotso - 2011-04-29 12:09

    inferior! dream on. If a white man think a Black man is militant when he refuse his way of thinkig that is his problem.

      Smaal - 2011-04-29 12:14

      No.. The white man watches the black man, he sees what he does and what his nature is and then draws his own conclusions.

      Felix - 2011-04-29 12:41

      He said inferiority 'complex', please note this is not the building you live in with your homies. I would love to point out the irony in the way you think, those you hate and why you hate them but alas as I told Iqanda earlier I'm trying to teach my labrador to ride a bike.

      tanrack - 2011-04-29 13:06

      "Now, a new toilet saga is ­bubbling in Viljoenskroon’s ­Rammulotsi township in the ANC-run Moqhaka municipality, which includes much of northern Free State and is based in the town of Kroonstad. When visiting Rammulotsi last week, City Press’ sister paper Rapport encountered one open toilet after another. Some of the toilets were built as long ago as 2001 but were never enclosed by the municipality. " from http://www.citypress.co.za/Politics/News/ANCs-open-toilet-shame-20100711 In case you missed it, the ANC's open toilets are still open.

      Gatvol - 2011-04-29 17:16

      Yet you don't see the criminal element kicking up a fuss about that now do you?

  • William Morgan - 2011-04-29 12:10

    THE LOO WITH A VIEW! If you canoe down the Orange river that is what you pay for! People come from all over the world to sit on the The Loo With a View!

  • AllSeeingEye - 2011-04-29 12:13

    @ Donkie Piel,are u sure of that,monna polo ya pokolo?

  • amabok - 2011-04-29 12:15

    Gaylord

      pop101 - 2011-04-29 12:28

      Gaylord Focker?

  • VuyoB - 2011-04-29 12:15

    People,blaming each other won't solve anything, we need to work together to run this country and at the rate we are going, South Africa will be just like Zambia.Personally, i blame both the ANC and DA.The DA doesn't say any racist speeches or talks, but they send that message across by their action and they were in power for more than 3oo years and they did nothing for non whites.Currently the ANC is also disappointing blacks.The only thing that is needed is to change the leaders of the organisation and also there is nothing new that the ANC is doing that the apartheid government didn't do.Since the ANC took over the country improved alot but not, the people in power are only after money, that also appllies to DA, we cannot trust politicians.And as for got Asmaal, there are many dirts things that whites and coloureds have done in public,so don't do there. People lets stop all of this and work together to better our future,being racist won't solve anything and secondly The DA will never run this country again, thats a given but the ANC needs tough opposition and that what the DA is doing.Politicians are all corrupt,it doesn't matter whether the politician is black or white, they are all the same

      paulf - 2011-04-29 12:25

      I could not agree with you more. It all makes sense what you are saying here. I wish for the same, Unity Is Strength and only We can make the change with the Ballot as We Have the Power!!!!

      Felix - 2011-04-29 12:43

      OOOhhhhhh you are getting closer, keep opening that mind. Just a little more now.

      Gatvol - 2011-04-29 17:24

      For your info the DA was only formed very recently during the 90's. Be carefull not to equate white apartheid rule with DA rule, those 2 are very similar in colour, yet completely different in nature. I otherwise agree with what you are saying. Everybody and that includes the DA must be held accountable for their governance. Helen Zille is an embodiment of that belief.

  • motsokwane - 2011-04-29 12:18

    Go on JUJU,teach the animals how to be humane,they have the tendency of taking important things for granted.

      Ray - 2011-04-29 12:23

      And the ANCYL does not take anything for granted? They even demand the repair of things they have destructed themselves.

      pop101 - 2011-04-29 13:14

      And it was all broadcasted on television. Yes, I am pretty sure the ANCYL kicked and pulled off those temporary iron sheets that enclosed the toilets.

      Gatvol - 2011-04-29 17:30

      It's your hero and his followers that behaves like animals by destroying property and preventing the DA from delivering services to the community.

  • VuyoB - 2011-04-29 12:22

    @HOnest, i agree with you fully,people hatred will only consume us,Malema is in power because of it and its really not helping.People,our politicians are using the Black and White issue to make money for themselves,let us all see that and do something about it.I repeat, being racial is not helping, instead its making thing worse and we won't want thi country to go Zimbabwe and if we continue like this, it will and i promise you, the result won't be something you will all like.So lets wotk together and stop being pointing fingures at each other.

  • William Morgan - 2011-04-29 12:24

    Toilets were invented in The West, they are imperialist, colonial manifestations! Ban those things from Afrika (Afrikaans spelling! Sis!).

  • VuyoB - 2011-04-29 12:25

    People,blaming each other won't solve anything, we need to work together to run this country and at the rate we are going, South Africa will be just like Zambia.Personally, i blame both the ANC and DA.The DA doesn't say any racist speeches or talks, but they send that message across by their action and they were in power for more than 3oo years and they did nothing for non whites.Currently the ANC is also disappointing blacks.The only thing that is needed is to change the leaders of the organisation and also there is nothing new that the ANC is doing that the apartheid government didn't do.Since the ANC took over the country improved alot but not, the people in power are only after money, that also appllies to DA, we cannot trust politicians.And as for got Asmaal, there are many dirts things that whites and coloureds have done in public,so don't do there. People lets stop all of this and work together to better our future,being racist won't solve anything and secondly The DA will never run this country again, thats a given but the ANC needs tough opposition and that what the DA is doing.Politicians are all corrupt,it doesn't matter whether the politician is black or white, they are all the same

  • William Morgan - 2011-04-29 12:27

    There was a famous cartoon at Wits University of a little man looking into a toilet and saying "Hallo Mr.Prime Minister". Vorster went ape, as you can imagine! The artist denies drawing it now, no courage. Hallo malema!

  • The Unknown - 2011-04-29 12:31

    That's the worth of Malema, matters rtelating to sh@t. That's all that he is good for

  • Johann - 2011-04-29 12:33

    Guys! you have been had! anc13thdisciple is a whitey taking the piss out of you, nobody can be that thick ,and the face!Ha!Haa!

  • Shisstirrer QBE - 2011-04-29 12:43

    Brother Julie , the shithouse mechanic

  • Carel John Venter - 2011-04-29 12:52

    Well done Juju! That is what opposition politics is all about... even the DA needs to be kept on their toes... as long as it is peaceful and constitutional. Human nature is corrupted and power speeds up the corruption. Trust me, even if Vavi is right and we'll soon have a president Zille, we'll still have to fight to keep our politicians honest and effective.

  • karin.g - 2011-04-29 12:55

    ORIGINAL VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold. MORAL OF THE STORY: Be responsible for yourself! MODERN VERSION: The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference . demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving. SABC1, 2 and 3 show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food. The world is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Kermit the Frog appears on Good Morning with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green.' Demonstrations are held in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the group singing, 'We shall overcome.' TV commentators explain that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and there are calls for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share. Finally, the Government drafts the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government and handed to relatives of the grasshopper. The grasshopper instigates a lawsuit against the ant, and the case is tried under the watchful eyes of the trade unions. The ant loses the case. The story ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up the last bits of the ant's food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around him because he doesn't maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow. The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighbourhood. MORAL OF THIS STORY: Be VERY careful how you vote in 2011!

  • MyIdentity - 2011-04-29 13:00

    Kak ne, net kak.

  • MyIdentity - 2011-04-29 13:00

    Kak ne, net Kak.

  • bullincapeto - 2011-04-29 13:19

    Just a though. Why did indiginous southern african paople develop trans oceanic ships, technology, weapons etc. Then they could have gone and colonised the world????? Perhaps they could then have developed a sewerage system as well. I wonder why it panned out the way it did, what is the big difference here?? Grey matter perhaps, or lack thereof?

  • Sifiso - 2011-04-29 13:20

    ANCYL launch a court application on behalf of the residents and JULUIS MALEMA is the leader of ANCYL, why is it a problem to alot of us who are commenting on the story to start question who paid for his plane tickets and question his motive of been there?

      Felix - 2011-04-29 13:47

      Maybe he should be worrying about the residents crapping in buckets in anc run EC, instead of trying to wipe the DA's ass?

  • The Wonderer - 2011-04-29 13:58

    According to Zille on 3rd degree she met with the locals & THEY agreed to have the toilets set up & that THEY the locals will put doors on, so what is the big fuss about???

      karin.g - 2011-04-29 14:13

      @ The Wonderer Yip that is true. There was an agreement between the DA and the locals. The DA was to errect the toilets and the residents were to enclose them. And then out of no where the ANC/ANCYL detroyed the toilets That is basically the whole freaking story in a nutshell

      Mizer - 2011-04-29 14:43

      Does that make it right?Just tell me even if there was an agreement, would that be humanly right according to you?

  • Frank - 2011-04-29 15:11

    Well i guess the ANC is going do the toilet....

  • GB - 2011-04-29 15:35

    @Iqanda - I bet you smell

  • Wernerkwane - 2011-04-29 16:00

    Aaww Crap! Juju forgot to book "Rent A Crowd". Juju my boy, you must really plan better.

  • Areageng Africa - 2011-04-29 16:11

    hehehe, just realised news 24 is a comfort zone for lonely white racists in denial. ANC will rule u until u turn pink, hahaha. The land policy will b adopted in next year ANC national conference n i m sure u will wish to have fled mzansi long time ago