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Serote: ANC gone out of its way for SA

2011-04-19 14:21

Johannesburg - The ANC has gone out of its way to meet the needs of all South Africans, the Equality Court heard on Tuesday.

Poet and ANC veteran Wally Serote told the court the victims of apartheid had sought noble ways of healing the country.

He was being cross-examined, by counsel for the Transvaal Agricultural Union of SA Roelof du Plessis in the hate speech case against ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

Afrikaner interest group AfriForum has taken Malema to court, contending that his singing of a struggle song containing the lyrics "awudubhule ibhunu" or "shoot the boer" constitutes hate speech.

Serote said that if Malema were to get out of hand, the "elders" of the ANC would sit him down and talk to him.

He said Malema had a right to act like a youth, because he was a youth.
 

Comments
  • REVO - 2011-04-19 14:29

    Youth?? more like a child, whom didn't get his way!!!

      Shistirrer - 2011-04-19 14:55

      Kiddie Amin!!!

      Together - 2011-04-19 15:17

      There is absolutely no evidence to back up the statement that talking to Malema has ever had any lasting effect. And, with millions of actual youths (below the age of 25) looking to forge a sustainable future, this is wasteful and tiresome. Seeking a peaceful and productive society isn't a FAVOUR being done SA's citizens by the ANC, it's a job requirement of governing a country. The ANC needs to go completely out of it's way to change attitudes towards money, women, children, work, elders and elitism within it's own ranks. Please - go and find dignified struggle songs from before 1993 to prove that you are able to tackle the REAL revolution, the change within.

      Huss - 2011-04-19 15:26

      Google "Kill Boer" and you will see that the followers of the village idiot knows exactly what he and the rest is talking about. Read the ANC freedom charter and you will see that they all know what they are talking about.

      Together - 2011-04-19 15:29

      I think that the laws of SA should change to reflect the new concept of "youth" - people should not be allowed to open accounts, get driver's licences, marry without parental consent or drink alcohol before the age of 35.

      Simpiwe Cele - 2011-04-19 18:12

      Agree with Wally , The OLD TRUSTED ANC did go out of their way to satisfy all , However this "NEW CORRUPTED ANC" is milking the people and feathering their nests until Jesus comes...........right ?

      Sword&Cross - 2011-04-20 06:39

      To all the millions of RACIST malema's (youth) your chance for riches in SA now lies in violent theft only. Stopping lavishing out FREE EVERYTHING to SA citizens is the beginning (2nd step after non-delivery of services)of the END OF THE RACIST ANC. h t t p://w w w.fin24.com/Economy/Sexwale-Free-houses-will-stop-20110419

      Mad Hatter - 2011-04-20 17:05

      The ANC is supposed to go out of its way for SA !!! People trying to take credit for Sh*t they supposed to be doing.

      Stox - 2011-04-21 11:49

      Gone out of it's way? Gee thanks ANC. Guess I owe you one huh? Sorry to be such a burden that we are FORCING you actually have to "work" before nicking my tax money.

  • Drewster - 2011-04-19 14:30

    He's not a youth you clown. He's 30yrs old. Who votes for these people?

  • spiral - 2011-04-19 14:31

    - "The ANC has gone out of its way to meet the needs of all South Africans"?? YA RIGHT, is that why service delivery strikes are worse than ever before? - "Serote said that if Malema were to get out of hand, the "elders" of the ANC would sit him down and talk to him." He's gotten out of hand so many times & nothing more than a slap on the wrist has ever been handed to him. i seriously hope SA wakes up in these next elections & votes a party in that is actually going to implement some change in this country of ours!

      Together - 2011-04-19 15:18

      There is absolutely no evidence to back up the statement that talking to Malema has ever had any lasting effect. And, with millions of actual youths (below the age of 25) looking to forge a sustainable future, this is wasteful and tiresome. Seeking a peaceful and productive society isn't a FAVOUR being done SA's citizens by the ANC, it's a job requirement of governing a country. The ANC needs to go completely out of it's way to change attitudes towards money, women, children, work, elders and elitism within it's own ranks. Please - go and find dignified struggle songs from before 1993 to prove that you are able to tackle the REAL revolution, the change within.

      Benzo - 2011-04-19 15:26

      poor Koos, still suffering from the oppression complex while in power. Wil you ever grow up and start doing something about it??

      Tracer - 2011-04-19 15:27

      @Koss...you children are going to starve to death and all because their fatheris too blind and too stupid to see what he's doing to them.

      Together - 2011-04-19 15:33

      Koos, you are so wrong. Nothing I say here is based on colour - it's based on what is true and what isn't. You will find me commenting under the ravings of right-wing crazies just as loudly. It's not about WHO is correct, it's about WHAT is correct. If we, as a nation, accept that all the 30 year olds are youths, then cvhange the law - they may not have driver's licences, open accounts, drink alcohol in pubs - or any of the privileges that go with being an adult. Everyone must stay in school until they are 30 - including all the kids who are spending their weekdays outside courthouses learning nothing. That's if you care about them at all.

      U1 - 2011-04-19 15:57

      Maybe the anc went out of their way because the way was too fulof potholes and dongas to travel on........... ;-)))

      Zeeebra - 2011-04-19 16:10

      I agree with Koos the DA does not look at the interests of white afrikaners, they are too close to the ANC.

      CygnusX1 - 2011-04-19 16:13

      @ Koos from where I am sitting after 17 odd years of ANC rule balck people are still leading miserable lives, and should any of them vent their anger at this people die at the hands of the Police. I do recall tyhe ANC's s

  • Paul - 2011-04-19 14:32

    Liar, liar pants on fire!!! Maybe childish references like these are better suited to argue with these infants.

  • Will99 - 2011-04-19 14:33

    More like the ANC has gone out of its way to fill their own pockets.

      watalife - 2011-04-19 14:56

      Ditto

      Shadoz - 2011-04-19 15:27

      and polarize the white community to it's fullest.

  • iamasouthafr - 2011-04-19 14:34

    You only become an adult in Malema's culture at the age of 35 which explains a lot...

      Mthetwa - 2011-04-19 15:02

      Yeah !!! ....... Adult, but remain childish

  • Gorilla - 2011-04-19 14:34

    Ek is nou gatvol van Mad Bucket. Hy moet nou klaar maak.

      sardonicus - 2011-04-19 16:06

      Of iemand moet HOM klaar maak! Someone put him out of our misery please!!

  • Louis - 2011-04-19 14:34

    Serote is 100% correct. The ANC have gone "out of their way". Mode of transport ..... the gravy train. Lets create a worthy political opposition. Vote DA

  • Raygunwatson - 2011-04-19 14:36

    "The ANC has gone out of its way to meet the needs of all South Africans, the Equality Court heard on Tuesday." Yeah that is why we have strikes , protest actions and stuff like that. ANC if you really have gone out of your way to serve South Africa it just shows that you are un-capable of running the country , cause clearly the needs of South Africans (low crime , good service delivery , no corruption) is way more than what you can handle. I think you have gone out of your way yes, but to alienate the minority groups in this country , while your "elders" sat back and stole millions of rands. I just wonder sometimes what it would be like if we actually had a government who made good on all the promises come election time.

      Koos - 2011-04-19 15:34

      a white south african will never see any positive thing,cos the govt of the day is black,you are all bunch of hipocrites,what did you do for black person when you were in power?give us a break some of us have seen some changes under ANC.there is still long way to go but slowly we will get there,you whites like to bring corruption like its a black thing,everywhere in the world there is corruption,there are some greedy comrades out there,its up to us people to recall those comrades not a white person to tell us,we will deal with govt if we see there is need to,we will not be told by whites what is good for us.our govt understand that they are not above everyone if we are not happy we will take action. not you hipocrites,who all of the sudden realise that blacks needed same standard of living as us.where were you pre 94.

      Raygunwatson - 2011-04-19 15:48

      @Koos First of all I was born in 1983 , so for me the pre-apartheid was pretty much the same as it is now. I have not once linked corruption with the colour black (that's ur doing to make this a race thing). My problem is with a political party. You ask what did I do while we were in power? See my friend right there is your problem , you think I am a hipocrite for something I did not do or have any involvement with, I cannot be blamed or be held responsible for the things a few generations before me did. Just like I cannot blame you for the corruption of the ANC, and just so you know , no whites is trying to tell you what is good for you, I have seen countless of BLACKS which have the same view point as myself. SO I think you need to grow up and stop commenting on subjects which you clearly do not understand, then maybe you will realize that the problem in this country is not Black vs White but rich vs poor. Ps .. You say that you will deal with government if you see there is a need to , well my friend you go and tell the millions of South Africans out there that there is currently no need to work on their situation , you go and tell them that there is no need to change government when millions of kids are starving , yet high ranking officials live in houses which costs more than what they will ever see in a lifetime. Remember my friend , a politician is a representative of the people , and the people is clearly upset.

      Stryder - 2011-04-19 16:06

      @Koos-"...there are some greedy comrades out there,its up to us people to recall those comrades not a white person to tell us..." Two points regarding this statement. 1) It shows that you are a racist. You are saying that if a black person points this out it is okay. 2) If you would "recall" those greedy comrades then maybe we wouldn't complain, but you f*cking idiots keep on giving them your vote. In the ANC when you are guilty of fraud and corruption you get another job (Tony Yengeni, Winnie Mandela, Jacob Zuma, Schabier Shaik). And by F*cking idiots I mean any ANC supporter.

      Lump of coal - 2011-04-20 08:36

      @Koos ..... I will keep this simple. You deserve better as a black person than the ANC are providing. Forget the black white issue .... is the ANC the best that all the future post 94 South Africans can hope for ??? I hope not for your sake and that of your kids/grandkids !!

  • REVO - 2011-04-19 14:36

    I LOVE SPORT, Come on South Africa!! with a selection of 45 Million to choose from surely there's a Soccer World Cup trophy in the bag? Versus a handful of dedicated "boere" whom have won 2 RUGNY WORLD CUPS!!! Surely you have something to learn form us when it come to WINNING!!!

      U1 - 2011-04-19 15:20

      You will first have to get the ok from the tean union with the majority members on the field before and during the game to decide who will defend and who will attack. Then before half time, the field stewards (in place of shop stewards) will decide who will get how many orange pieces during the break. When a player is sent of with a yellow or red card, there should first be a CCMA hearing and then a labour court follow up. By the time there is a decision on if the player should be sent off, they will realise the tournament has finished and they have lost... A commission of inquiry will be set up and lead by a drunk judge to see whom is to be blamed for the failure to win the world cup. The report will be issued two months after the next world cup has stared and apartheid will be blamed for the failure............

      Koos - 2011-04-19 16:00

      @Revo maybe if your pre 94 govt,didn't have racist laws maybe there will be a soccer world cup trophy,don't tell me about Rugby,how many nation play rugby?how many nation are capable of winning it?let me tell you there is only maybe 4 max. countries that are capable.NZ although they haven't won it in a longtime,Aus they are good in sport generally cos their govt invested a lot of cash,S.A cos its a sport that is played mostly in private schools,and its is supported by businesses in South africa so all the money is there for the Rugby,England they are capable as well but still they are not good enough,cos most english people think its a posh sport majority of those who went to what they call public school play rugby and majority of Farmers kids play Rugby in UK,France can win world cup but they are either good on the day or bloody awful.Scots Wales Fiji,Namibia,Samoa and the rest just make up numbers really.surely you should realise that Rugby is not a world wide sport,so you have more chances to win than in football which is a world wide sport.so stop your boere crap.funding is always a key in sports,if we had same facilities as you all over than that will be fair call.how many Springboks went to normal school?you must look at how many islanders do well when they move to OZ or NZ but their countries don't do well in rugby.its all down to funding

      REVO - 2011-04-19 16:19

      @KOOS, you know what, you're absolutely right!! Funding is the key, and that's exactly why not one BLACK AFRICAN has ever invented anything!! The government is sooooo greedy that as soon as they do get any funding it goes to their personal bank account. Please only comment when you've actually contributed to society as a whole.

  • Bosduif - 2011-04-19 14:36

    Julius knows ANC dark secrets that's why he can do what he want and nothing gets done about it, his source of info - the one how holds his hand and treats him like her little booboo.

  • Greg - 2011-04-19 14:37

    You acting like a youth with that statement

  • anna - 2011-04-19 14:39

    The timing of all this is just impeccable. The ANCYL gets loads of attention and now the rest of the ANC, sweeping up anger and revolt in the people who have forgotten that yesterday they were complaining about non-performance from those very same "comrades". The perfect way to divert attention away from the real issue(s) right before the elections. So, to the ANC, you will never be leaders, but you are excellent politicians.

      iamasouthafr - 2011-04-19 14:46

      Agreed. Politics and chess....

      Point Blank - 2011-04-19 14:50

      Yup...

      onetickie - 2011-04-19 15:17

      And while we are all caught up in the Hate Speech Hearing the ANC is off the hook for what they've not done over the years for the voters. But this Hearing is extremely important. jARSE will ensure there will be blood spilt whichever way the Hearing goes but when it happens hopefully, because of this Hearing. He and his thugs/hangers-on will be put a similar prison as were the 9/11 terrorists. Because jARSE is behaving just like a terrorist.

      Bokkie 36 - 2011-04-19 15:41

      My sentiments exactly Anna!Free propaganda at the expense of the Tax payers who are mostly NOT members of the ANC!

  • fandash1 - 2011-04-19 14:39

    The ANC has gone out of its way? WTF. It is the DUTY of an elected government to meet the needs of its people. You are not doing us any favours you bunch of idiots. Read again it is your DUTY and the sooner you realise that the better.

      Mthetwa - 2011-04-19 15:04

      Exactly !!! Said as it is & to the point

      Spoofed - 2011-04-19 15:32

      Spot on dude. Thumbs up

      DILLIGAS - 2011-04-20 14:40

      The definition of a democratic government is one "by the people, FOR the people" To the ANC brotherhood please note...it DOESN'T say by the people, for yourselves and your siblings and your friends and your contributors!!!

  • Claire - 2011-04-19 14:39

    Julius a youth... my ass!!! statements like these should not make news really I mean the world is watching us and people like Julius is seriously undermining South African intelligence.I dont know anymore, Julius does as he pleases and the ANC never sits him down and talks to him, so WTF who actually cares what the ANC does they are as useful as a pink elephant...infact politicians in general sucks

      YasButIDunno - 2011-04-19 14:47

      Claire, in the eyes of the world the phrase "South African Intelligence" is fast becoming an oxymoron.

      7thFloor - 2011-04-19 15:59

      @Claire with all due respect to you, the world has stopped watching South Africa. They glanced over at us quickly during the world cup and haven't looked back since. They will not entertain or pay attention to such circus idiots. For example why has a high profile political figure such as US president Obama not graced our shores since taking office, considering we meant to be the powerhouse of Africa.

  • steve - 2011-04-19 14:40

    More like got in the way of a new South Africa.

  • ji - 2011-04-19 14:40

    ANC has gone out of its way to STEAL from SA

  • Sarcastic - 2011-04-19 14:41

    Youth generally refers to a time of life that is neither childhood nor adulthood, but rather somewhere in-between - according to Wikipedia. "Youth... those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years." - United Nations General Assembly "...youth ... comprises persons between the age of 15 and 24. It is used by ... the World Bank" - World Bank. The Commonwealth Youth Programme works with "young people (aged 15-29). "A person... under 21 years of age." - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration "People between the ages of 14 and 21." - Wilson School District "Youth; an individual from 13 through 19 years of age." - Alternative Homes for Youth, Inc "Youth is defined as any member of society between the ages of 15 and 34" - The Danish Youth Council wikipedia goes on to say - Definitions of the specific age range that constitutes youth vary. An individual's actual maturity may not correspond to their chronological age, as immature individuals could exist at all ages. And there you have it. Malema's actions, as a 30 year old proves the above. Sad that a 30 year old is still considered Youth. Sigh. Only in South Africa.

  • AcesHigh - 2011-04-19 14:42

    To quote Wally Serote "...said Malema had a right to act like a youth, because he was a youth." "Youth... those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years." - United Nations General Assembly My question is how old is Julias Malema seeing as though he was born 3 March 1981?

      psydomx - 2011-04-19 14:45

      Physical age is very different to mental age.....

      onetickie - 2011-04-19 19:53

      To Sorote and his cronies they are youths if for instance, he, Sorote is 80 and the rabbid turd is 60. The turd will then be referred to as the youth.

  • Louis - 2011-04-19 14:43

    Gone out if its way ???? For %$#@& sake. What crap am I hearing. The ANC is the government and government employees are PUBLIC SERVANTS and failing dismally of adequately serving those that put them there. Put them on their toes ............ VOTE DA

      Old Man - 2011-04-19 17:10

      Gosh "Koos", when I read "they made sure they live a privilage lifestyle while majority were suffering under their oppression rule.they are very greedy cu*** all they want is for us and us only" I thought you were talking about the current regime. You forget that the armed struggle didn't succeed - white people gave up power because that was the right thing to do. You might have heard it said: power corrupts. After 17 unbroken years in power the ANC feels pretty much bullet-proof and so now its behaving as though it will never loose power.

      croix - 2011-04-19 17:54

      @ Koos - are you sure your name shouldn't start with a "D"?

      CC - 2011-04-19 21:59

      @Koos. A "white" government which is non-racial and non-biased can provide to everyone in SA close to that which they provided for whites pre 94. They have shown what they can do - build infrastructure, provide jobs etc. Of course with the higher numbers it would be more difficult, but they have shown what they are capable of. So why would you not give them a change? Either because you think that the blacks will again be oppressed, or because you think they will only do worse than the ANC or you are a racist. So which one is it?

      Mickey Fin - 2011-04-19 23:45

      @Koos. It is people like you that keep the current government in power because you are so bloody stupid. You are quiet right that all governments are corrupt and steal. Just some more than others. Just what has the average and majority of blacks in this country have today that they did not have pre '94? THE VOTE!!!!!! More blacks live in squatter camps and are without work now than was the case under the previous government. So KOOS, you are one of the very lucky few blacks that have actually benefited from the ANC. So take your racist comments and shove them where the sun don't shine and think of the millions of black brothers, living in poverty because of that same government. Then vote ANC again you stupid waste of a human being!!!!

  • psydomx - 2011-04-19 14:44

    So! they are pulling the oldies out of the mothballs to give this current mess some legitimacy....wonder what his price was ?

  • daaivark - 2011-04-19 14:44

    Dear Wally. Revered as you are in arts circles, this has nothing to do with the right or wrong of punting this song. You deliberately misstate the point. But okay, then maybe it is actually time you "elders" did some of this sitting down and talking to your obese toddler.

      Together - 2011-04-19 15:19

      There is absolutely no evidence to back up the statement that talking to Malema has ever had any lasting effect. And, with millions of actual youths (below the age of 25) looking to forge a sustainable future, this is wasteful and tiresome. Seeking a peaceful and productive society isn't a FAVOUR being done SA's citizens by the ANC, it's a job requirement of governing a country. The ANC needs to go completely out of it's way to change attitudes towards money, women, children, work, elders and elitism within it's own ranks. Please - go and find dignified struggle songs from before 1993 to prove that you are able to tackle the REAL revolution, the change within.

  • Sammy - 2011-04-19 14:45

    "He said Malema had a right to act like a youth, because he was a youth." Write a poem about DRUGS PLEASE?

      daaivark - 2011-04-19 14:51

      WHAT??? Are you unwell. What does that have to do with anything?

      Sammy - 2011-04-19 14:53

      Point is the dude must be on drugs to make a statment like that? SO while he's high write a poem?

  • FalseGods - 2011-04-19 14:46

    What the hell does he mean "gone out of its way"? Its the damn government, it is suppose to put everything it can and more in to serving it's people! When will people start to understand that the government is employed by us? We pay it, it is not royalty, it is not a privilege, it is a job.

      daaivark - 2011-04-19 14:51

      SPOT ON ! BRAVO !!!

      Homo-Sapien - 2011-04-19 15:00

      Go get yourself a Bells! Well said!

      KnysnaSha - 2011-04-19 15:47

      The government does not do us any favours, they are there to serve the people-especially the one's that have voted them in. They are lacking.

  • steve - 2011-04-19 14:52

    I don't know what's more confusing, ANCYL or rat's with beards I suppose they're all the same in the long run.

  • Cheq - 2011-04-19 14:56

    Well Serote is sooo right with the head line. Can't say much about the content though, because A$$holes Never Can do much besides robbing the poor who ofcourse are the majority and even those people are so stupid to realise it.... Anyway, I for one will never rely on A$$holes...and will definitely survive no matter which ever party takes over or rules.... Shame I just can't say the same for the millions that are still backing the A$$holes and still getting the raw deal.... Go Serote and make your supporters suffer because they too stupid to realise any better....viva A$$holes... viva.....

      Mthetwa - 2011-04-19 15:08

      Or try to get it into their heads ...... to vote DA (maybe)

      Cheq - 2011-04-19 15:21

      @Mthetwa - all politicians are thieves in there own way but I have to take my hat out to A$$holes because they are going to put more poor people in the river than fish in the sea....

  • willieman - 2011-04-19 14:56

    Wally ,please do not lie when Malema said he will kill for Zuma where were the elders in anc,they all took a dive and said nothing.Serote talk about the corruption in anc,i doubt if you will be popular with them

  • MeltdowN - 2011-04-19 14:57

    ANC gone out of its way for SA!!!! BWAAHAHAHAHA.... i must be in another country then... because the anc clowns in my country are doing quite the opposite!!!!

      Mthetwa - 2011-04-19 15:13

      Our pockets are not as full as Mugabe's yet .... so wait a while please

  • Homo-Sapien - 2011-04-19 14:59

    "ANC gone out of its way for SA" I agree, pity the bafoons never got back on track

  • POLLENYS - 2011-04-19 15:03

    Serote: ANC gone out of its way for SA This is so funny! Out of their way to rob and ruin, yes.

      Pupuzela - 2011-04-19 16:30

      And lost their way in the process.

  • Jenna - 2011-04-19 15:05

    The ANC has gone out of its way to meet the needs of all South Africans!!?!! Yes that's why there are still people who have to live in shacks. Promised low cost housing?! That is why there is not water for everyone?! That is why there are so many people who are still jobless?! Nice one ANC!!

  • TmanTT - 2011-04-19 15:05

    Thanks for educating these elians

      Sammy - 2011-04-19 15:22

      Seriously WTF is an "elians"

  • Gorilla - 2011-04-19 15:05

    "...Serote said that if Malema were to get out of hand, the "elders" of the ANC would sit him down and talk to him..." I may hazard a guess here and say that Mad Bucket is way out of hand and the fact that he is sitting in court signifies that "the elders" are talking to him.

      Together - 2011-04-19 15:21

      There is absolutely no evidence to back up the statement that talking to Malema has ever had any lasting effect. And, with millions of actual youths (below the age of 25) looking to forge a sustainable future, this is wasteful and tiresome. Seeking a peaceful and productive society isn't a FAVOUR being done SA's citizens by the ANC, it's a job requirement of governing a country. The ANC needs to go completely out of it's way to change attitudes towards money, women, children, work, elders and elitism within it's own ranks. Please - go and find dignified struggle songs from before 1993 to prove that you are able to tackle the REAL revolution, the change within.

  • onetickie - 2011-04-19 15:13

    If Serote believes this he's truly in need of extreme brain surgery.

  • Desertrat - 2011-04-19 15:13

    Yes youre right! Youve gone out of the way for South Africa. Out of your way to f**** it up even more than during apartheid. What a twat!

  • gizzy - 2011-04-19 15:14

    The only thing the ANC has gone out of it's way for is to make certain comrades rich, very rich. Why even their little fat youth (Malema) is very rich and he hasn't worked a day in his life!

  • Stella - 2011-04-19 15:14

    Yes, they have gone out of their way to make our lifes as miserable as possible. They have gone out of their way to kill our farmers and our country and they have succeeded very well. As far as I know Malema is 30 something already - I would not call that a youth.

  • FaxM8 Fax - 2011-04-19 15:15

    Wahaha these morons are funny , Hey wally we dont al the IQ of a taxi's spare wheel wena , only fooliaaas malebes will balieve you ..

  • Proudly SA - 2011-04-19 15:15

    Serote is really clutching at straws to give remotest credibility to this highly unconstitutional and reckless conduct by Malema. Winnie's tirade against "illiterate" court strong sign that even ANC realises case extremely dubious so any way of causing deviations from actual case will hopefully help

      Ruben Rheeder - 2011-04-19 15:23

      What bogles me is that now the court is illiterate wonder what she'll say when they win?(not Likely) will the court have become Literate so soon? and if in what way?

  • Ruben Rheeder - 2011-04-19 15:18

    Gone out of their way... since when did doing your duty go that far? and as for the "Youth" perhaps they should make way for the real adults? its just a thought though btw where are the ppl that usualy try to defend their "Comrades" here its dead silent from them...

  • Henry - 2011-04-19 15:20

    Is he mentally retarded that he is only a youth?? What is his mental age??

      Mthetwa - 2011-04-19 15:40

      His age and IQ are equal numbers

  • GrannyC - 2011-04-19 15:20

    Please tell me you old goat, exactly where/when and how have the ANC gone out of their way to meet the needs of the people???? The only thing they have done to better anyones needs is their own. Every time you open a newspaper some or other Government Department has pilfered money, our money and yet nothing gets done about it. Every Government Dept in this country is corrupt, starting with the Presidency. How much did thy pay you to make this statement?? Suggest you crawl back under the stone you crawled out from, your time is almost up. Malema a youth, what a laugh. He may be 30years of age but he only has half a brain cell and the Government have the other half.

  • rosemari - 2011-04-19 15:20

    Quote:Serote said that if Malema were to get out of hand, the "elders" of the ANC would sit him down and talk to him. Melema has passed numerous remarks that have been out of hand and nothing has been done about it so you are you trying to bluff??????

  • Born To Fish - 2011-04-19 15:21

    YEs of course you did! You went out of the country on expensive trips. You wen out of the way to employ your families in lucrative deals. Uou went out of your way when you needed to travel in Private chartered planes...And so on...

  • Truestory - 2011-04-19 15:21

    "Out of its way"??? Please don't do us any favours. For F%&* sakes, how can the ANC "go out of its way" to do anything when they are mandated and paid to do a job?? Imagine I said do my boss that I go out of my way to do what I'm paid to do. F@#king cheeky that!!!

      Ruben Rheeder - 2011-04-19 15:29

      You Expected something better from them? perhaps if you say :Sir i've done all i could" you would get better reaction from your boss? surely it would be the same in the ANC case... just a pitty their the Illiterate ones... even their "Renowned" Poet?

  • Huss - 2011-04-19 15:23

    Google "Kill Boer" and you will see that the followers of the village idiot knows exactly what he and the rest is talking about. Read the ANC freedom charter and you will see that they all know what they are talking about.

      JMan - 2011-04-19 15:44

      'Google Image' it...there are more pics of Bono than Julius. Even one of Steve! ;)

  • Sammy - 2011-04-19 15:25

    ONLY one thing comes to mind when I hear ANYTHING ANC "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum!"

      Gerrit - 2011-04-19 15:36

      Hey Sammy - I've read some of your comments higher up the order. You are one clever person! Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum - "If you desire Peace prepare for War..." ANC seems to be gunning (no pun intended!) for the minorities, eh?

      Sammy - 2011-04-19 15:50

      Well if that's what they want then I will gladly reply with the same resolve?

      Gerrit - 2011-04-19 16:08

      I do no have any clever Latin comments to pass your way just now.. What's Latin for: "I hear you brother?" 'Something, something, something, frater?'

      Sammy - 2011-04-19 21:39

      LOL so iets? Audio vos frater

      DoktaPhill - 2011-04-20 09:36

      @ Gerrit. I'm not sure that Sammy is speaking in Latin, maybe "another language" or code for: - Si = "See" Vis = "We" or "I" Pacem = "Pack 'em" or "pack them" or "Carry" Para Bellum = "9mm (para bellum) Pistol" or "Arms" In other words, if you sing "shoot the Boer", careful what you wish for, 'cause........ "See I carry a 9mm Glock"!!!

  • JMan - 2011-04-19 15:25

    "The ANC has gone out of its way to meet the needs of all South Africans, the Equality Court heard on Tuesday..." ^^ This is the ONLY part of "news" in this "article". Come on News24, report on something when there's stuff that that would complete an article and not just some point that is summed up perfectly in your heading. This is a tweet.

      Gerrit - 2011-04-19 15:39

      I agree JMan - I also prefer it when the heading is obtuse and vague enough to cunningly draw me in.. letting me read the story with interest..until..WHAM! I realise I already know this s#%t! It's an old ploy, but it gets me every time!

  • Mirrorman - 2011-04-19 15:27

    a) Youth? I thought he is too old to be called a youth, even though he is actinng more like a child b) 'He said Malema had a right to act like a youth, because he was a youth' Since when someone is allowed to be insulting and provocative because he/she is a youth c) 'if Malema were to get out of hand, the "elders" of the ANC would sit him down and talk to him' IF???? Thought he is already seriously out of hand. Must be my Eurocentric way of thought then....

  • michael.e.bowery - 2011-04-19 15:29

    Wally Serote. We could do with another poem or praise chant which typifies how the ANC has gone out of its way to strip the country of wealth, not for the poor but for its politicians and hangers on. No one except the voting sheep believe the ANC is honest in its governance of this country. Supremely good structures given over to its rule in 1994 are now shambolic, run down ands decaying, As usual it is all the legacy of apartheid. Potter once wrote a book and called "The fault ........ any one recall that one?