Warning for Rosebank over ANCYL march

2011-10-25 15:54

Johannesburg - Rosebank residents and businesses have been warned to stay away from the route ANC Youth League members will follow when marching through the area on Thursday.

"This will have several knock-on effects in our ward as well as in the Johannesburg CBD [central business district], along the major north-south transport spine of Oxford/Rivonia Roads and then in the Sandton CBD," ward councillor Tim Truluck said in a statement.

"It is suggested that businesses situated along the marching route consider sending their staff home early and not to schedule meetings in the afternoon that need to be attended by visitors."

Truluck said the Johannesburg metro police had confirmed that Maude Street in Sandton, where a memorandum would be handed over, would be closed.

The "economic freedom youth mass action" is scheduled to take place on Thursday and Friday.

Marchers will move from Beyers Naude Square to the Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in Sandton and Union Buildings in Pretoria.

On Monday, ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said he expected 5 000 people to take part in the march.

There would be 1 000 youth league marshals, and 500 police and private security company members to ensure the march was peaceful.

Malema said plans to march along the M1 highway had been changed to prevent traffic delays.

  • Nicholas - 2011-10-25 16:00

    Hectic bananas!!!

      jruppersberg - 2011-10-25 16:15

      How stupid must you be to actually still support these morons?! My little poodle has more common sense than an ANCYL supporter...

      Levett - 2011-10-25 17:17

      Why they walk from JHB to PTA and not rather take the Gautrain? ... they just love to struggle

      SimnikiweNtingi - 2011-10-25 19:50

      LoL levett...I didn't wanna comment, but I just have to. Thats a good one LoL. AYOBA!

      Kgabo - 2011-10-26 09:36

      lol..Levett, Gautrain doesn't like drama i guess..hahahaha

      John - 2011-10-26 13:40

      jruppersberg - October 25, 2011 at 16:15 The average size of any Joof Leak supporter's brain is reported to be in the realm of a grasshopper's kneecap ......

  • Servaas - 2011-10-25 16:01

    Can the ANCYL try and act civilized for once in their life?

      Servaas - 2011-10-25 16:03

      Oh, another work day of the week... Just another day they will stay away from work to make a nuisance of themselves.. a march for Economic freedom?? Stay away from work.. Wow

      Right - 2011-10-25 16:34


      Servaas - 2011-10-25 16:42

      Ah shame, your brain ran out of oxygen?

      Azande - 2011-10-25 21:55

      Hey guys, give Servaas a break, he's probably disturbed by that he's not his true self. He might be interested in you Right but noticed that you are straight.

      Juan - 2011-10-27 01:06

      yeah stay away from work during the week to have marches, a great start to builing economic freedom, which is by the way something less than 1% of the world's polulation has. But somehow the ANCYL think they can get it for every black person in this country by stealing from the wealthy,wow they are such fools, it's just unbelievable. Sadly it's only when they have dragged the country's economy down the toilet will they realise their foolishness

  • Theresa - 2011-10-25 16:02

    So much for the march being peaceful then? Bunch of thugs!

      Ingrid - 2011-10-25 16:44

      Theresa you are too early. The march hasn't happened yet. You can save your insults for when it does. Thanks.

      Colin - 2011-10-25 17:15

      never had a peaceful march in the past, no reason to expect on now

      Theresa - 2011-10-25 17:19

      Then why,pray tell,are people being warned to avoid that area.Could it perhaps be that the uncivilised among us are gonna cause mayhem?

      Kala - 2011-10-25 21:33

      @Ingrid. Have you even heard of the ANCYL? It's like saying "don't say the ice isn't cold until you've felt it."

      Marion - 2011-10-26 10:46

      I agree with Ingrid. Apart from the incident outside Luthuli House I honestly cannot remember when the ANCYL had a non peaceful march / gathering anywhere. Can someone please enlighten me?

      Jacques - 2011-10-26 15:20

      @Marion, do you for one moment think these hooligans will actually stay 'peaceful'? I distinctly remember an article before Malema's hearing where some leader of them promised 'calm' support for Malema, and they're still replacing windows a Lootfreely House.

  • Anton - 2011-10-25 16:03

    I wonder if they paid the R1000 000 or not.

  • Houtskool - 2011-10-25 16:04

    "Malema said plans to march along the M1 highway had been changed to prevent traffic delays" - NO, your keepers denied you the right to march there.

  • jruppersberg - 2011-10-25 16:04

    Bobbejaan klim die berg, so hastig en so lastig, Bobbejaan klim die berg. So hastig en so lastig, Bobbejaan klim die berg om die boere te vererg, Hooraa vir die jollie bobbejaan!

      Servaas - 2011-10-25 16:11


      Kgabo - 2011-10-26 10:05

      and for that comment jruppersberg, you now sound like al die bobbejaan vant die berg klim.. or even better, Malema`s right hand man...i know you understand me.

      Joanita - 2011-10-26 11:52

      LOL!!!! ek het nou lekker saam gesing jruppersberg

      Fivestonesrugby - 2011-10-26 14:18

      Kgabo klim die berg.......

      Kgabo - 2011-10-26 16:27

      @, that say a lot about you more than you can ever imagine...

  • cj.venter - 2011-10-25 16:06

    hope they at least clean the streets up while they're marching for a better country, that would surely send a positive message but alas, they will only destroy more of our city during their marches.

  • Michelle - 2011-10-25 16:11

    There is no way the ANCYL can march or have meetings without violence and bloodshed!! Bloody bunch of thugs!!

  • Stephen - 2011-10-25 16:13

    Nothing like closing business to encourage economic freedom

  • Oboa - 2011-10-25 16:17

    Arm yourself. Be ready to protect yourself from there barbarians.

      Theresa - 2011-10-25 16:20

      I'm afraid you may just be right about that,unfortunately.

  • Sledge - 2011-10-25 16:43

    These roads belong to everybody - Not just Chicken Little & his cronies.

  • lesebane - 2011-10-25 17:01

    I still regard the relationship between Blacks and whites as the best relationship in SA than relationship between blacks and indians. Fellow south africans, both blacks and whites how can we assist to address issues in question: land question,poverty question,mining question and other issues to our intesrests. There are so many indications showing that those questions will remain questions forever. Lets address to avoid future conflicts, save future generation. The approach presented by ANCYL not good for building this country. So, come with the alternatives.

      Colin - 2011-10-25 17:21

      simple, fire the incompetent teachers and employ teachers who actually care for the children the are responsible for, we won't see the effect now but in 10 years time it will make a huge difference also stop with this bee and aa nonsense and whites will be encouraged to make a positive contribution to the economy and create more jobs rather than going to Australia or NZ with their skills and money and lastly no country can support a population growth that is higher than the economic growth so call on people to have less kids

      SimnikiweNtingi - 2011-10-25 20:03

      @Lesebane, I like your way of thinking, it's ayoba!. @Colin, I don't agree with the idea of firing incompetent teachers, because that would lead to more unemployment and more strikes. Instead of firing teachers I suggest measures should be put in place to improve their current skills and make them more productive. Hiring additional staff t to mentor and coach incompetent teachers would also produce positive results. It’s a win-win situation. AYOBA!

      donald.perumal - 2011-10-25 20:34

      And yet it was the Indians who first took on Black African children into HOD schools>It was the NIC who helped organise against the Apartheid govt.Yes now you have an excellent relationship with your white masters.Fantastic!!!!!

      Kala - 2011-10-26 09:40

      @Donald - Duck!

      CyberDog - 2011-10-26 16:23

      Yes, please let us redress these issues. Land, Simple, the government owns a massive amount of empty land, let us start redistributing that. Create new farms, build new communities... Mining, why is that even a separate issue, that should fall under jobs and poverty. Then, a solution for jobs and poverty, the solution is simple, strong & moral leadership, exactly the opposite to what we currently have. Economic freedom cannot be demanded. Economic freedom is earned. Education, hard work, and sound investment. These fools expect to miss all the vital steps and expect a result ... It is like expecting easter eggs from the easter bunny, someone will have to, sooner or later, go over to them and tell them that there is no easter bunny. We all know it is going to hurt their feelings, but they will have to face reality sooner or later.

  • Ivan - 2011-10-25 17:02

    All over the world people pull themselves out of poverty by sheer hard wrok, determination and a drive to succeed DESPITE the odds stacked against them. In fact some of the greatest innovators have been that way, Steve Jobs for example. No-one ever got anything other than more stupid by sitting waiting for a handout...unless of course you are the fat Breitling wearing hypocrite called Julius Malema

  • wredman2 - 2011-10-25 17:26

    Most of these little phuckers have achieved economic freedom, they are all on welfare and would hate to actually have to wotk!15,2 million SA citizens on Welfare, and ANCYL blames the capitalists? They should be looking at labour practices that prevent job creation and the Chinese using them for a future food source!

  • Atholl - 2011-10-25 17:28

    Nice.. March !.. March to Pretoria March to Sandton ... March to Johannesburg .. left, right, left, right .. March, forward, onward to Invade Gabarone! Botswana - be warned ! Carefully observe this highly disciplined, well trained, well led, highly proficient and incorruptible formidable force. .... clear the way ... open a path through the sea and the trees .. this is gonna be biblical.

      Joanita - 2011-10-26 11:41

      I hope they march in their moer in!

  • Nkosinathi - 2011-10-25 18:13

    This march will definitely turn violent, looting will occur, streets will be trashed! All in the name of Malema's political survival disguised as economic liberation for poor people. Exactly what economic benefit the march will derive is unclear. The economic damage it will cause is clear. Business will come to a standstill and losses will be made. Before calling for this march, did the ANCYL consult with any business grouping, black or white or even with the government about their "grievances"? The problem is (shocking enough) not the ANCYL or Malema! The problem is that the government has allowed to exist in SA, 17 years after independence conditions which allow Malema to flourish and infest the socio-politic body. How? SA has a huge mass of uneducated, UNEMPLOYABLE young people. Reality check, if you are not educated theres naturally little opportunity for you anywhere in the world moreso in SA which eagerly imports the latest technologies from Europe. You cannot force business to employ people and pay them what they feel they ought to be paid versus what makes economic sense. Business will leave and jobs will be lost. A good example is; in the face of the impending NHI, one of SA's largest private health groups has paved its exit by investing almost a billion rands worth of SA money in India. So Malema is only creating jobs in SA's competitor economies. Nx!!

      npretorius2 - 2011-10-26 08:13

      Well said!

  • Sean - 2011-10-25 18:25

    Why should we as law abiding citizens be held ransom by these thugs? If they make a move towards me or mine,they die!!!

  • Mary - 2011-10-25 18:38

    How can they allow this idiot march to happen and warn law-abiding citizens to stay out of the way because it will probably turn violent and destructive? Eish...!

  • Thandi - 2011-10-25 20:09

    The clear messages I am getting from this are: - our 'waste-of-space-police' are admitting that they are useless at maintaining law and order. - the 'yoof-leak' so-called leaders are nothing more than a bunch of mindless morons. - the ANCorruption have no control over their own YL, in fact it looks like the reverse applies. - fatboy, if not brought into check, is going to the downfall of all of us.

  • Ralph - 2011-10-25 20:22

    What of the constitutional rights of the residents and business people of Rosebank and the surrouding areas? These ANCYL idiots should be out working not playing stupid games. Next they'll be on strike for more pay for what?

  • Marlyn - 2011-10-25 20:28

    pls god, let it rain these 2 days so they can cancel the march and there destruction to property and behave like %#^$^&$^&

  • modmario - 2011-10-25 20:55

    yay off day too, lets have a braai, while they go run-a-muck

  • jodie.stewien - 2011-10-25 20:57

    Ok, Tazers, Pepper spray, and my Tool Man as part of my handbag for two days then!!

  • James - 2011-10-25 21:18

    here is the stupid thing, 500 police to 5000 (most likely vandalistic) youth league supporters, 10:1. Albeit i never thought i would ever say this, i'm gonna say it now, good luck to the SAPS on this task.

  • John - 2011-10-25 22:32

    watch out, here come the people who think that they are animals!

  • ronald.stilianou - 2011-10-26 00:00

    this whole thing reminds me of an old southpark episode #0314-the red badge of gayness......

  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-10-26 01:06

    The result of 1st world law&tax in a 3rd world. It only equals really bad animal behavior

  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-10-26 01:09

    Reading the posts on this website has bought my family closer. Laughing from Maldives

  • ricky.cockcroft - 2011-10-26 08:22

    this fart is on his way out, and the clowns that surround him will follow suit ... eish what is das ting they call intelligence...

  • david.arendse - 2011-10-26 08:29

    haha - "Malema said plans to march along the M1 highway had been changed to prevent traffic delays." Thanks, he is so thoughtful... feel much better now

      John - 2011-10-26 14:13

      Did you for one moment think that even the dumb-as-mud Juli-ass will try and run the gauntlet of the atrocious driving skills of the average Gauteng taxi driver? Not a chance! LOL!!

  • drishworth - 2011-10-26 09:09

    I'll most certainly take steps to avoid the route - but all reports are very vague as to what the root is. Can anyone enlighten me?

  • Fanie - 2011-10-26 10:10

    Mr Malema, please descibe fully what is meant with economic freedom. Apparently you have learnt a new word, but does not realise what it means. Come for night classes and you can be taught to become civilized.

      Joanita - 2011-10-26 12:00

      eish it means FREE fanie... free land, free universities (via the mining nationalisation) free alles! how long it will be free before the pit is empty God only knows, but you say FREE and the masses applaude. It's not so much of free when there is NO longer a free flowing influx of cash, no jobs and nothing else to take

  • Chyna - 2011-10-26 10:26

    this are the march for century we herd of KING Martin Luther Jnr lek we c wa R S A youth got fe we may b there gonna b a change no tha w ehad 2 create enemity with any one

      Joanita - 2011-10-26 12:03


      Fivestonesrugby - 2011-10-26 14:32

      I'm really glad there will be one literate, intelligent guy at the march...enjoy chyna

  • Joanita - 2011-10-26 11:39

    And this March help the economy HOW?????? and since WHEN is it standard practice to avoid March routes and we accept that? I believe, if they behave in any manner remotely damaging to society and/or property, treat em accordingly. Why don't they march in Alex? nothing left to vandalise?

      Gerhard - 2011-10-26 14:52

      Teach them eceonomic realities. The local authorities should sue the YL for all damages and cleanup costs. I'm pretty sure some clever lawyer can put together a class action for all of the businesses impacted - sue them for loss of revenue. They have the freedom to strike and march, they should also carry the responsibility for paying up.

  • Vincent - 2011-10-26 13:15

    Let's hope that no journalist's get slapped around this time.

  • Peter - 2011-10-26 13:22

    Can let my 4 Boerbuls loose at that time?. They have to have their "freedom" on the roads as well. I will point out Mal Enema to them so that they can "thank" him for taking them for a walk as well

  • Thopa - 2011-10-26 14:02

    Viva ANCYL!

  • René - 2011-10-26 15:05

    This whole scenario reminds me of a book I read at school: Animal Farm... And by the way, we all know that toddlers always try to get their way by means of tantrums... So, having a fit, throwing a tantrum, organizing a big, "scary" march - what does that solve exactly? In my opinion, it only shows that you're still a child without the reasoning of a mature adult... All so unnecessary people. So bloody unnecessary. Black or white: if you're acting childish - GROW UP PLEASE.

  • John - 2011-10-26 21:05

    In 1993 3 top South African communists went to Russia ( not USSR anymore ) and were told that the central control economy of Stalin did not work. The "national democratic revolution" (NDR) central control of the economy of Julius Malema DOES NOT WORK.

  • John - 2011-10-26 21:08

    I also have the right to march! Down the tollgates! Out the tollgates!

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