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No more sushi parties, says Kunene

2011-02-02 09:09

Johannesburg - Controversial businessman Kenny Kunene will not hold any more sushi parties in future, following objections by the Africa National Congress, local media reported on Wednesday.

"I will not be throwing or attending any further such sushi parties as I have nothing but respect for the leadership of the ANC and the guiding principles of the movement," The Star newspaper reported.

According to a statement he sent from his iPad on Tuesday, if it were not for the work and struggle of these ANC leaders, "my leaders, the money that black businesspeople have made since 1994 would not have been possible, and that also applies to me".

He was responding to outrage triggered by photographs of him eating sushi off the semi-naked body of a model in Cape Town on Saturday night. It was Kunene's version of the ancient Japanese custom of Nyotaimori or "body sushi". The model at Kunene's party was draped across a white Maserati.

The paper reported Kunene saying it was never his intention to associate eating sushi off women's bodies with the ANC. He accepted the party's condemnation of the practice, and understood the reasons.

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, who also attended the bash, defended Kunene and claimed the businessman's new club, ZAR lounge, which would open in Green Point in February "belonged to the ANC".

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe rejected these claims on Monday, which caused Malema to say he was misquoted, The Star reported.

Comments
  • Melly30 - 2011-02-02 09:14

    Blah blah blah... What a crock of sh*t

      lean - 2011-02-02 09:57

      too late to undo damage...

      Jo - 2011-02-02 10:17

      Is it even possible for Mr Kunene and ANC representatives to misunderstand the people this much? No-one cares what a businessman does - we expect the handful of instant billionaires to be over the top, just like any instant billionaires. What was wrong in this incident was the head of the ANCYL stating that the club was there due to the party, that he and anyone in the club would break the drinking laws, and that apparently they could not be prosecuted for breaking the law. The ridiculous amounts of money being thrown down throats and sucked up noses is obscene, but that is a matter for unemployed and hungry South Africans to settle at the polls - it's this blatant emcouragement to break the law, that somehow there are different laws for different people, that is really wrong. Hopefully my long long explanation might help someone to understand?

      ctjohn01 - 2011-02-02 10:36

      Jo, you hit the nail on the head. What they do with their money is their own business, but to have such blatant disregard for the law is despicable. What disappoints me even more is that our leadership is more worried about covering their moral tracks as opposed to supporting adherance to the law. And bringing race into it is just proves how childish they are.

  • Joy - 2011-02-02 09:20

    blah blah blah - crap

  • daaivark - 2011-02-02 09:23

    Pity our Kenny needed someone to point out the fact that his party was singularly degrading. So much for caring a jot about gender rights etc. Remember liberation, Ken? That thing you guys lost track of?

      Darwinian - 2011-02-02 11:36

      Couldn't say it better!

  • Gorilla - 2011-02-02 09:24

    Nice. The DA have some objections and they say "stuff-you!" (very publicly in the press I might add) but now the ANC leadership objects and they capitulate. do they even know what they want? Or are their morals for sale? Hypocrits.

      cmr.insurance - 2011-02-02 09:39

      What Morals? Only the old guard had rules. the new ANC are just out for them selves.

      ctjohn01 - 2011-02-02 10:39

      Well, who pays the bills? DA or ANC?

      Gorilla - 2011-02-02 12:34

      Not the ANC... I assume everything would be on the house (sorry, torso) What's your point?

  • Vernon - 2011-02-02 09:26

    Typical case of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.

  • jimmy jazz - 2011-02-02 09:28

    wow , an ex con who has " nothing but repect for the leadership of the ANC and the guiding principles of the movement " one gangster respecting another ? makes you think , doesn't it ?

      Wena! - 2011-02-02 10:21

      Honour amongst thieves

      ctjohn01 - 2011-02-02 10:40

      Kunene is a clever businessman - dont bite the hand that feeds you.

      63Starlight - 2011-02-02 11:00

      Well Jimmy Jazz, the saying goes "Honour among thieves". I do believe they have a code of honour.

  • rethan - 2011-02-02 09:29

    what the fuck does the AAYYEEENNSEEE have to do with a night club? why don't you try and concentrate on the poor and to keep that little puppy on your leash quiet.

  • Gorilla - 2011-02-02 09:32

    One comrade - one sashimi.

  • cmr.insurance - 2011-02-02 09:35

    Who gives a shit, one day this the next that what idiots. Just Malema needing to keep in the media, worried of being forgoton.

  • ji - 2011-02-02 09:36

    typical , no one expects any better from the ANC and any rubbish that works or votes for that gang of thieves . kunene , malema and co , money cant buy class .....

      NotGuilty - 2011-02-02 10:36

      @archbishopdf- Really, everything you do and buy trying to show class are things invented by whites, in other words white things! Can't show class without that right!?

  • Spade - 2011-02-02 09:41

    Mr Kunene has displayed something which is becoming something of a trait amongst the ANC leadership - lack of judgement. Mr Zuma realizes his mistakes only after being caught out, and it seems so does Mr Kunene. He is a convicted fraudster, who had to atone for his sins in prison. Once again, he has seen the error in his ways after being exposed. Mr Malema is an exception - he throws tantrums and points fingers. Our nation is holding its breath in expectation of the next exposed slip-up. Mr Zuma has already disqualified himself from ever being a noteworthy or respectable leader, and I cringe whenever he gets up onto the international podium representing South Africa.

      Jo - 2011-02-02 10:30

      Is it even possible for Mr Kunene and ANC representatives to misunderstand the people this much? No-one cares what a businessman does - we expect the handful of instant billionaires to be over the top, just like any instant billionaires. What was wrong in this incident was the head of the ANCYL stating that the club was there due to the party, that he and anyone in the club would break the drinking laws, and that apparently they could not be prosecuted for breaking the law. The ridiculous amounts of money being thrown down throats and sucked up noses is obscene, but that is a matter for unemployed and hungry South Africans to settle at the polls - it's this blatant encouragement to break the law, that somehow there are different laws for different people, that is really wrong. Hopefully my long long explanation might help someone to understand?

      camelthief - 2011-02-02 10:34

      Mr Kunene is not part of the ANC leadership is he? At least he paid for his sins in prison, unlike some. Why can't he get on with his life and do what he wants as long as it's legal? The ANC has no place lecturing him on this.

      Jo - 2011-02-02 10:41

      It's very hard to figure out who owes who in the current regime, camelthief - maybe he has to tow the line in order to stay rich?

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-02 14:04

      @camelthief - then he can't expect to be hobnobbing with people in higher places. His excesses are rubbing off on them and might cost them some votes. I hope so anyway.

  • Allin - 2011-02-02 09:42

    Malema wasn't misquoted, he IS misguided

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-02-02 10:25

      Misquoted, misguided, misled, misfit, mistake..missed the school bus.

      multicon - 2011-02-02 10:52

      Loose Cannon

      Other Justin - 2011-02-02 12:09

      Oxygen thief, waste of space, waste of human skin!

  • Peter - 2011-02-02 09:43

    They are always "misquoted" or "taken out of context" when they talk shit.

      Wena! - 2011-02-02 10:24

      Yeah, well, what is "in context" shit?

  • sonnyg - 2011-02-02 09:45

    "According to a statement he sent from his iPad" WTF??? Who cares how he sent it? Are you sponsored by Apple??

      archbishopdf - 2011-02-02 10:16

      Hate the game, not the player...

      Ralph - 2011-02-02 11:15

      My thoughts exactly. The press has got this habit of dropping status symbols into their reporting. Three men in a white BMW....etc is another example of the kind of reporting we have these days. If he sent the message with a man with a forked stick, it would have made no difference to the fact that he issued a statement.

  • ShabirS - 2011-02-02 09:47

    Serving Sushi on a woman's body is old Japanese tradition called Nyotaimori which is still practised in Japan. I don't see anything wrong with that as long as the ladies are paid for it

      Nonbeliever - 2011-02-02 10:00

      What do they call prostitution in old Japanese traditional speak?

      ShabirS - 2011-02-02 10:20

      Enjo kosai

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-02-02 10:23

      J A P A N E S E !!! T H I S I S S O U T H A F R I C A...

      Ratfink - 2011-02-02 10:52

      Nyotaimori is still practised in Japan by Japanese. When did we become colonised by the Japanese? I don't see them organising circumcision rites for young men in the future. Not many Japanese women are making Utshwala besizulu (Zulu Beer).

      hanzrauch - 2011-02-02 10:57

      NOT an OLD tradition and apparently Japanese woman are disgraced by it - http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fs20091203a4.html. Even Japanese see Nyotaimori as disgraceful...

      buzz - 2011-02-02 12:15

      Sure, but do we want to adopt japanese customs? At the moment they are going ballistic because their government is thinking about banning manga comic which include rape, incest and torture. And you can get dirty panties out of vending machines on the street. You like them ideas too?

  • mdu - 2011-02-02 09:50

    If a man has respect for the principles and the policies of the movement,then he will know were to draw the line regarding his act or behavior in the public domains.We have produced the leadres and the cadres who protects the image and the intergrity of the movement and who understant the true values and the principles the governs the organization and who tell no lies and claim no easy victory.People must not behave like morrols and protect their evil acts by the name of the movement and unlike others he has shown guts and accept his wrong doing.I personnaly accept his apology and my plea is for him to now focus on how best can he collectively with the organization contribute to make african child life better by investing his money on young people and i salute him for his courage

      Jo - 2011-02-02 10:38

      It would be nice if, for every birthday in the future, Mr Kunene would donate R400 000 to a school, hospital, library, clinic, college, university or orphanage. Every one of the new rich should do that. If you look at historical records of SA, you'll find that many of the buildings, parks and institutions that carried the names of people were partially sponsored by those people... that's what money is for, making your world a better place. However, it's important to invest money in a project where every single cent can be accounted for.

      camelthief - 2011-02-02 10:53

      Jo I agree with your comments. A lot of good things have come about in the world from the donations and efforts of the wealthy. That is why we should not be against people being wealthy as some seem to be. (unless of course the wealth is ill-gotten). However, how do you know what Mr Kunene has or hasn't done in this regard? These things are often not publicised, only the stuff that the public likes to drool over gets headlines.

      Jo - 2011-02-02 11:13

      I think that his PR people would have definitely told us, by now! :)

      camelthief - 2011-02-02 11:32

      good point

  • Ettiene Nel - 2011-02-02 09:53

    That has just proved that Kenny is a B*tch and a slave to the ANC, well done you @$$hole this boasts well for your future in the ANC. Be a man Kenny and tell that little boy Malema to Shut the Hell up!

      quack - 2011-02-02 10:01

      am sure Juju would prefer eating sushi of a man's naked body ! He look like he would like that very much. Oh, and Kenny is an ex con who conned the poor people for mining rights,now he drives a Masarati !

  • Mary - 2011-02-02 10:00

    Money has gone to their heads! They do outrageous things just to be noticed and show off to the rest of the country. They are like little kids in kindergarden with tooooo many toys........!!! GROW UP and do something worthwhile with all your money, help the needy, give love and kindness to those less fortunate than you. Money and material possessions do not bring happiness.......one day you will find this out. Give in secret without showing off and our Father will reward you!! Maria

  • Sabsi - 2011-02-02 10:01

    Shaaame, Malema was misquoted...

  • burtfred - 2011-02-02 10:04

    I agree that eating sushi, or anything else off a womans body in an open public place is degrading not only to women, but also to the person doing the eating. The charming chaps currently doing this - Kenny and Jules, are doing it to demonstrate to the world how important they are. The young lady acting as the platter cannot possibly feel comfortable about the situation if she has any self-respect. Sensual eating off other peoples' bodies should be reserved for a private place between two consenting adults.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-02 14:09

      and unhygienic! Sies! :)

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-02-02 10:06

    King Kenny Kunene aka KKK, da leopard she don't change her spots...not to worry , soon another idiotic ANCYL story will headline which will be followed by the usual (yawn) apologies... Anyway, next time keep it proudly South african, with some pap n braai, a bunny chow n some biltong. Which wanker eats sushi (exceting the usual suspects) ?!!!

  • blackbotha - 2011-02-02 10:12

    Enough of this White poeple who were abusing us and now they can tell between right and wrong!!!!

      camelthief - 2011-02-02 10:56

      It's the ANC that is telling him what is right and wrong

      Other Justin - 2011-02-02 12:15

      Blah, blah, blah - go moan to your hero Julius chop!

      P226 - 2011-02-02 13:08

      So you think it is right that members of government eat off hookers? Your moral compass is so fu3ked up I'd be surprised if you can find the parking lot.

  • P226 - 2011-02-02 10:18

    @Mgayi. Bud, I have nothing againts the mothers and daughters of our nation. But I have no respect for sluts who let strange men eat off them.

      Mgayi - 2011-02-02 10:34

      @P226 , noted and tnx . Now how about answering the question I posted below . . .

  • CharVal@24.com - 2011-02-02 10:21

    What does a club have to do with politics?

  • Mgayi - 2011-02-02 10:21

    Quick question , would there still be a thunderous uproar if Kenny ate his sushi from the backside of a male model or male comrade ? (roflmao)

      Other Justin - 2011-02-02 12:16

      LOL, I would have loved for that story to break!!

      P226 - 2011-02-02 12:20

      LOL, I can't comment on that one dude. It's just wrong! Would you eat sushi off Juju's ass?

      Mgayi - 2011-02-02 12:54

      @P226 : No thanks dude , I don't "putt from the rough" . Question is would you do it "king Kenny" promised you R700k and the Maserati ?

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-02 14:11

      Ha ha... The health department might have arrested him!

  • camelthief - 2011-02-02 10:30

    I think eating sushi off a good looking woman's body must be amazing! I wouldn't want to share and I'd rather do it in private with my wife...if she wanted to. People do far worse things at parties and it is not for me to approve or not of what goes on at privately funded parties that have nothing to do with the people who 'run' the country. This guy is not a leader or a public servant so he can do what he likes within the law...what is the issue here? Malema did blur things by his statement, but really this is a but BIG Brotherish. The ANC should get on with their job and stop telling other people how to behave in their private lives.

  • Sourboner - 2011-02-02 10:35

    replace the sushi with pap and wors

      Sythe - 2011-02-02 11:36

      pap and tomatoe gravy.

  • Amanzimtoti - 2011-02-02 10:37

    who gives a shit that he sent a statement from his iPad??? All these "entrepreneurs" care about is flashing cash around. I too could be a successful businessman if I had the government throwing money at me and if I too were a director of several companies! In the news today, some black guy will no longer be eating sushi and the ANC is buying votes with chicken and alchohol. BREAKING NEWS, the DA has gone vegetarian!

  • Amanzimtoti - 2011-02-02 10:50

    Go through the comments and read everything written by ARCHBISHOPDF... "Just like your fore fathers?" "What class? WHITE PEOPLE CLASS? I think whites should grasp that concept that we do not need/desire to be accepted/approved by you!" "Ya ne boet, a baboon who drives a Maserati... Very 21st Century aint it?" All comments made by ARCHBISHOPDF throughout the thread... Just further proof why we can never have academic debate in South Africa... everything gets blamed on skin colour. News24.com please keep this idiot from posting comments. Archbishopdf, when this wonderful country turns into Zimbabwe, and your previous allies are chasing you off your land, I hope you remember all the things you've said here today

      ji - 2011-02-02 11:34

      ARCHBISHOPDF .... stands for ARCHBISHOP Dumb Fuck , so what can you expect from it . at least he admits he is dumb , its a start .

  • Bratt - 2011-02-02 10:51

    This has nothing to do with the ANC. Just a guy opening a night club in Cape Town and celebrating with his friends, who include Julius Malema. Eating sushi off women's bodies? They were not forced to do that. Probably paid well for it. And its not illegal, or immoral. Nothing wrong there. Or so I thought. Then I wondered why the the ANC have gone all defensive about something that really has nothing to do with them, Malema's rhetoric aside. And then Mr. Kunene makes this baffling statement. From which it is clear that these parties and nightclubs have everything to do with the ANC. Whether their members are the main patrons, or these places are funded by them is irrelevant. What is obvious is that Mr. Kunune understands the concept of 'don't bite the hand that feeds you.' Absolute shame.

      camelthief - 2011-02-02 11:05

      yes it is interesting. says something about who 'owns' this dude. Why is he beholden to the ANC? Is his wealth not as much from his own hard work as he claims? Starting to sound like a hollywood mafia story?!

  • mm - 2011-02-02 10:51

    So he admits that his club IS controlled by the ANC, seeing that he does whatever they say....

      camelthief - 2011-02-02 10:55

      exactly!

  • mdu - 2011-02-02 10:56

    @JO History always remembers the kings and not the soldiers,true leaders know the signifficent of what money can do by simply investing it for the future growth of their employees or the community for that matter and thats what we call A TRUE CHARACTER. One richest man did understand this principle and one day he decided to excuse himself in his tycoon life and be like an ordinary individual and went to a needy house during christmas give a gift and only that but his personal being to assist people in need, and this is what he said"This is from the person who cares and who knew that you wont ask anything from nobody and who like you as family to have a blessed christmas"and he gave a way a certain portion of his money and presents so that the family can face tomorrow knowing that others cares.And that is challenge to those rich guys to honour the spirit of giving and not dispalying their personnal wealth to boost their ego,but to be part of transfomation for a better society and a brighter tomorrow that reflect a unified South Africa were everyone care about everybody

      Jo - 2011-02-02 11:16

      Agreed. Wherever you find a scholarship, hospital ward, school, grant or something that carries a person's or family name, it means that they sponsored it with their own money. That's the way to be remembered, not eating tons of raw fish and burning up tons of cash ;)

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-02 14:20

      Agreed, rather spend that money for flash parties on kids in SA who need it. Do you think Madiba would have ever shown his face at a party like this?

  • Krush - 2011-02-02 11:00

    He got what he wanted. Free publicity for his new "nightclub." Didn't have to pay a cent to have his place mentioned in every newspaper.

      buzz - 2011-02-02 12:07

      Sure, but an 'ANC' club in CT? I am sure the place will be empty...

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-02 14:23

      yeah but I think his PR person let the story get away from her... The sushi thing was a PR stunt and its backfired big time making him and the ANC cronies attending look well.. anything but sharp and tasteful!

  • RorydaPoolGuy - 2011-02-02 11:01

    Well it’s looking good, I say: the ANCYL is pissing the Old Guard and the Woman's League off! We should have another party forming in no time and then they can act like a troop of monkeys that COPE so famously is pulling off...

  • Arnold - 2011-02-02 11:02

    In all the hullabuloo about Ken & the Sushi and Ju Ju being misquoted again!! What happened to the Bridges that Ju Ju built and ALL fell down after a short (very short!)time?? Hey someone forget to take this matter up again?? and again,and again? Just asking? Ace

  • wattalotokak - 2011-02-02 11:06

    I think I got it...! I know how the un-educated poor masses in the location will finally change their votes...! You can talk until you are blue in the face about how crooked the ANC and it's buddies are..! They will not believe you! The best thing to do is to take photos of how lavish their lifestyles are compared to their shacks and MAYBE then they will see sense! A picture talks a thousand words. I mean look how quickly the Women's league was to act once they saw photos. how come they did not complain last time he had sushi parties? BECAUSE THERE WERE NO PHOTOS...!

      garriga - 2011-02-02 12:48

      Brilliant idea! Face book it, twitter it, stick e'm on lightposts around the counry! I may sound sarcastic, but really, this IS a great idea. Get the uneducated to see the pics and voila! Chance starts happening. No-one can argue a pic away!

  • mdu - 2011-02-02 11:13

    @JO History will always remembers the kings and not the soldiers,People who have contributed a lot in making a difference and changing the lives of people thru their personal wealth, And one richest man did undertood this principle and one day he decided to excuse himself from his busy schedule schedule and decided to be ordinnary and he went to the homelands on christmas day to give gitf and portion of his money and to every house that he went to,this is what he said"This gift is from the person who really cares about you and who knew that you woudnt ask anything from nobody and also who cares about you and who would like you to have a blessed christmas"and to every house that he went to he said that same words and that money was nothing compare to difference he was making to their lives.Therefore this is the challenge to those rich falks to stop displaying their personal wealth and boost about their ego and start to make a diffence in the ordinary lives of our fellow citizens and let their personal wealth contribute in showing the world that South African is a unified country were everyone trughly cares for everybody

  • wattalotokak - 2011-02-02 11:20

    I think I got it...! I know how the un-educated poor masses in the location will finally change their votes...! You can talk until you are blue in the face about how crooked the ANC and it's buddies are..! They will not believe you! The best thing to do is to take photos of how lavish their lifestyles are compared to their shacks and MAYBE then they will see sense! A picture talks a thousand words. I mean look how quickly the Women's league was to act once they saw photos. how come they did not complain last time he had sushi parties? BECAUSE THERE WERE NO PHOTOS...!

      Lehlohonolo - 2011-02-02 13:17

      Your name suggest it all... ...of course your perception on who are the un-educated poor masses in the location... Maybe one should write it in CAPS FOR YOU TO CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT i MEAN... W O T T A L O T O K A K...

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-02 14:25

      Lehlohonolo - what exactly did wattalotokak say that you disagree with?

  • maseratifitt - 2011-02-02 11:25

    Sushi is very un -African. Would any of the lady models mind mieliepap and chicken legs?

  • shmangle - 2011-02-02 11:25

    Malema is such a twat...

      camelthief - 2011-02-02 11:31

      we shouldn't insult twats by calling malema one!

  • buzz - 2011-02-02 11:31

    Doesn't worry, Kenny will eat sushi off Juliarse's pot belly from now on - apparently they haven't stopped holding hands at all, its blossoming love...

  • Sythe - 2011-02-02 11:35

    Come on Kenny....sell out! Stay true to yourself, Lolly Jackson never gave a stuff what people said about him. Maybe you can be the next big thing since Teazers....Now that will be revolutionary.

  • Other Justin - 2011-02-02 12:03

    Shut up dumb ass! Down with the ANC, Down with the ANCYL and Down with Julius "the f@#$ing moron" Malema!!!

  • Other Justin - 2011-02-02 12:04

    Shut up dumb ass! Down with the ANC, Down with the ANCYL and Down with Julius "the f'ing moron" Malema!!!

  • Other Justin - 2011-02-02 12:05

    Shut up dumb ass! Down with the ANC, Down with the ANCYL and Down with Julius the f'ing moron Malema!!!

  • Andy49 - 2011-02-02 12:34

    This is a great quote KenE, supports the AyeEnSeee election campaign slogan "better life for all" that was obviously misprinted, misquoted, quoted out of context, hung on the wrong light pole as they have still to deliver on. "if it were not for the work and struggle of these ANC leaders, my leaders, the money that black businesspeople have made since 1994 would not have been possible, and that also applies to me"

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-02 14:28

      Read "if it wasn't for my friends in high places I wouldn't have been able to carry on fleecing you all"

  • Mgayi - 2011-02-02 13:27

    Sushi , what is that ? Somebody tell me what is sushi in Pedi . There's no such thing as sushi in Pedi

      Sythe - 2011-02-02 15:40

      raw fish.

      Mgayi - 2011-02-03 08:20

      @Sythe: You took that literally , didn't you ?

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-02-02 13:56

    Ha ha how bad does this look for Julius and the ANC? He lives like a capitalist pig but talks like a socialist. Perhaps it is all just to get votes ne?

  • Lehlohonolo - 2011-02-02 14:07

    W O T T A L O T O K A K...what a name...boykie... It interestingly summarises your perception of who "un-educated poor masses grom th location" are... viz. W O T T A L O T O K A K... Talking about the term "location"... This is a term coined by the apartheid masters when they holed all African people into hell holes in the name of nipping "SWART GEVAAR" in the bud and by so doing keeping the "surburbs" LILLY WHITE" W O T T A L O T O K A K...YOU JUST POSTED!

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