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ANC: Media the main opposition

2011-04-12 13:51

Johannesburg - The media is the main opposition ahead of the upcoming local elections, the ANC said on Tuesday.

"We must realise that in this election the main opposition is the media. Leave the DA, leave Cope... we will work very hard against that strong opposition," ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said at a briefing at Luthuli House in Johannesburg.

Mantashe illustrated this through examples such as the article about the plot to oust President Jacob Zuma, the recycling of the story of white resident associations and the misrepresentation of comments made by ANC Youth League president Julius Malema about Zuma.

Mantashe was speaking after a meeting of the ANC's top six leaders.

Comments
  • DarrylWNaido - 2011-04-12 13:55

    Here we go, Robert Mugabe mentality

      Zizo Snr - 2011-04-12 14:14

      Fair reporting is what the ANC wants, stop acting like an imbecile. Media plays in important role in our society, it is unfortunate that SA Media has succumbed to political mediocre. How many apologies were issued by the media for the past four weeks, they are all acting like paparazzis with no integrity.

      K@K Praat? - 2011-04-12 14:23

      Yes!!! AS LONG AS THEY KEEP THE MASSES IN THE DARK AND FEED THEM SH!T THEY SHOULD BE ALLRIGHT, THAT IS WHY THE MEDIA WILL ALWAYS BE OPPOSITION... MEDIA!! You are doing a greate job! Keep it up. Expose Them!!

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:23

      THE TRUTH REALLY STINGS THE ANC-WHERE IT COUNTS!!IE. THEY JUST HATE THE TRUE FACTS BEING BROUGHT INTO THE PUBLIC LIGHT.VIVA DA VIVA....

      Dan Dewalt - 2011-04-12 14:25

      You mean F all mentality

      Dan Dewalt - 2011-04-12 14:25

      You mean F all mentality

      Dan Dewalt - 2011-04-12 14:25

      You mean F all mentality

      Dan Dewalt - 2011-04-12 14:25

      You mean F all mentality

      Thelma - 2011-04-12 14:30

      @ Zizo - Not as many apologies as the reporting of corrupt senior ANC officials...Ye there are "certain" journalist that do go overboard but the majority of our media/journalist do a damn good job in exposing corruption may it be ANC/IFP/DA the list goes on. ANC is just pissed because all their underhanded dealings are been exposed and they are left red faced so who better to blame than the media.

      Logs01 - 2011-04-12 14:32

      @Zizo Snr, The ANC are a greedy, undisciplined, uncontrolled bunch with NO morals or ethics that says and do what they want. They care ONLY about themselves and not even about each other anymore OR the so called principals of the "movement". There a now daily Infighting, fulelled by greed and power and they have become intolerant with everything, anything and anybody that do not do as they say. THEY should NOT cry if they make the headlines for the "wrong" reasons. They are asking for it everyday!!! They get what they deserve.

      Ben - 2011-04-12 14:55

      Cause the media is the only way the common people would hear about what's really going on and don't have to just take what the politicians hiss in their ears as the truth. The Media is just a mirror put up to society...

      Linus - 2011-04-12 15:03

      Which is precisely why the anc wants to shut the media up legally but the constitution won't allow it...

      vanommen.jan - 2011-04-12 15:42

      @ Zizo Snr, Yes please Zizo, enlighten us. How many times...

      Pencilgraffiti - 2011-04-12 17:32

      For some reason the ANC thinks it is fighting a revolution... they DID, it is over, they WON... but right now they are fighting amongst themselves for the spoils owed to the millions, fighting the media for exposing them and fighting against South Africa's democracy, constitution and future...

      mr mr - 2011-04-13 07:16

      Ayesab’ mnyama amagwala (Black Cowards are scared) Dubula! dubula! dubula nge s’bhamu (Shoot, shoot, shoot them wit a gun) Dubul’ mnyama isilima (Shoot the black idiot) Dubula! dubula! dubula nge s’bhamu (Shoot, shoot, shoot them with a gun) Mama, ndiyeke ndidubul’ mnyama isilima (Ma, let me shoot the Black idiot) Dubula! dubula! dubula nge s’bhamu (Shoot, shoot, shoot them wit a gun) Ziyareypa mnyama lezinja (These black dogs rape) Dubula! dubula! dubula nge s’bhamu (Shoot, shoot, shoot them wit a gun)

  • paulf - 2011-04-12 13:57

    This guy is an Idiot!!!!

      John Seloa - 2011-04-12 14:27

      Which one? The media or yourself?

      PikeLee - 2011-04-12 14:59

      I think he meant you john...

      Ntsikelelo Gomomo - 2011-04-12 15:57

      The real brainless supporters support the DA, even FF+ policies are better than what the DA stands for. The fact is Media is biased and pro DA, when last did you hear of anything wrong done by the DA, the fact is 99.99% of all Tenders in all DA run Municipalities go to "whites" is it because they are more competent than blacks, the fact is the work will still be done by blacks anyway, unfortunately the media only hunts and fishes for ANC rot.This Democracy will only thrive if the Media is going to hunt all "Stupid and Corrupt Politicians" not only ANC. China is the fastest growing economy 2day...and their Media does NOT Report unresearched & false articles and propaganda! @ Coolwaynie, how selective can U be.....Media played minimal role in achieving this democracy that U today enjoy...unfortunately for U blacks are infiltrating DA and soon and very soon Your 'Racist' colours will show and leave for a "More White" Political party...wait and see.

      gizzy - 2011-04-12 16:33

      Ntsikelelo Gomomo- That was some rant. Feel better now racist?

      Mike Webber - 2011-04-12 17:20

      @Ntshit...whatever. BAWAHAHAHA, no wait, sorry, BAWAHAHAHA, what a loser !!! Did you just listen to yourself? BAWAHAHAHA

      Skottie - 2011-04-12 17:27

      @ Ntsikelelo - reason there are no/less corruption etc reports about the DA is because there are NONE/LESS to report on! ANC brothers fight against each other and they will steal the food out of your mouth! DA is not white and they are not corrupt ... they have something successful to show (western cape) ... what positive things does the ANC have to show? RDP houses that falls down, higher crime rate, higer poverty rate, etc ... the list goes on, and be honest every time something goes wrong, they (ANC) deny it or they blame apartheid. Fact: ANC only cares for themselves, meaning the ones in power. They don't care about ANC supporters on the ground, they just want to keep them 'blind' and get their votes! WAKE UP !!! There is more to life than race and having a black government! I don’t care if the next president is also black as long as he/she serves the COUNTRY and not a small number of so called elite.

      Ogre - 2011-04-12 17:36

      @Ntsikelelo Gomomo 1. When I read the policies of the political parties, whether I am brainless or not, I find that they do not differ greatly in ideal, but the main diference is in the implimentation. 2. The media serves up the stories that create the meatiest dishes, be it the ANC, DA, IFP, etc. 3. The tenders allocated in DA municipalities are awarded according to strict rules and regulations, including BEE requirements. 4. Little has been reported about the wrong doings of the DA as they do little wrong. I do not say they are perfect, and also think that the media will pounce on any scandal by the DA as scandals sells newspapers. 5. The media in China are strictly censored, including television, print media, radio, film, theater, text messaging, instant messaging, video games, literature and the Internet. All bodies rating the freedom of speech in countries rates the censorship in China as the worst in the world.

      Ogre - 2011-04-12 17:36

      @Ntsikelelo Gomomo 1. When I read the policies of the political parties, whether I am brainless or not, I find that they do not differ greatly in ideal, but the main diference is in the implimentation. 2. The media serves up the stories that create the meatiest dishes, be it the ANC, DA, IFP, etc. 3. The tenders allocated in DA municipalities are awarded according to strict rules and regulations, including BEE requirements. 4. Little has been reported about the wrong doings of the DA as they do little wrong. I do not say they are perfect, and also think that the media will pounce on any scandal by the DA as scandals sells newspapers. 5. The media in China are strictly censored, including television, print media, radio, film, theater, text messaging, instant messaging, video games, literature and the Internet. All bodies rating the freedom of speech in countries rates the censorship in China as the worst in the world.

      Ogre - 2011-04-12 17:36

      @Ntsikelelo Gomomo 1. When I read the policies of the political parties, whether I am brainless or not, I find that they do not differ greatly in ideal, but the main diference is in the implimentation. 2. The media serves up the stories that create the meatiest dishes, be it the ANC, DA, IFP, etc. 3. The tenders allocated in DA municipalities are awarded according to strict rules and regulations, including BEE requirements. 4. Little has been reported about the wrong doings of the DA as they do little wrong. I do not say they are perfect, and also think that the media will pounce on any scandal by the DA as scandals sells newspapers. 5. The media in China are strictly censored, including television, print media, radio, film, theater, text messaging, instant messaging, video games, literature and the Internet. All bodies rating the freedom of speech in countries rates the censorship in China as the worst in the world.

      Ogre - 2011-04-12 17:36

      @Ntsikelelo Gomomo 1. When I read the policies of the political parties, whether I am brainless or not, I find that they do not differ greatly in ideal, but the main diference is in the implimentation. 2. The media serves up the stories that create the meatiest dishes, be it the ANC, DA, IFP, etc. 3. The tenders allocated in DA municipalities are awarded according to strict rules and regulations, including BEE requirements. 4. Little has been reported about the wrong doings of the DA as they do little wrong. I do not say they are perfect, and also think that the media will pounce on any scandal by the DA as scandals sells newspapers. 5. The media in China are strictly censored, including television, print media, radio, film, theater, text messaging, instant messaging, video games, literature and the Internet. All bodies rating the freedom of speech in countries rates the censorship in China as the worst in the world.

      Ogre - 2011-04-12 17:39

      @Ntsikelelo Gomomo 1. When I read the policies of the political parties, whether I am brainless or not, I find that they do not differ greatly in ideal, but the main difference is in the implementation. 2. The media serves up the stories that create the meatiest dishes, be it the ANC, DA, IFP, etc. 3. The tenders allocated in DA municipalities are awarded according to strict rules and regulations, including BEE requirements. 4. Little has been reported about the wrong doings of the DA as they do little wrong. I do not say they are perfect, and also think that the media will pounce on any scandal by the DA as scandals sells newspapers. 5. The media in China are strictly censored, including television, print media, radio, film, theatre, text messaging, instant messaging, video games, literature and the Internet. All bodies rating the freedom of speech in countries rates the censorship in China as the worst in the world.

      Ogre - 2011-04-12 17:39

      @Ntsikelelo Gomomo 1. When I read the policies of the political parties, whether I am brainless or not, I find that they do not differ greatly in ideal, but the main difference is in the implementation. 2. The media serves up the stories that create the meatiest dishes, be it the ANC, DA, IFP, etc. 3. The tenders allocated in DA municipalities are awarded according to strict rules and regulations, including BEE requirements. 4. Little has been reported about the wrong doings of the DA as they do little wrong. I do not say they are perfect, and also think that the media will pounce on any scandal by the DA as scandals sells newspapers. 5. The media in China are strictly censored, including television, print media, radio, film, theatre, text messaging, instant messaging, video games, literature and the Internet. All bodies rating the freedom of speech in countries rates the censorship in China as the worst in the world.

      Ogre - 2011-04-12 17:42

      @Ntsikelelo Gomomo 1. When I read the policies of the political parties, whether I am brainless or not, I find that they do not differ greatly in ideal, but the main difference is in the implementation. 2. The media serves up the stories that create the meatiest dishes, be it the ANC, DA, IFP, etc. 3. The tenders allocated in DA municipalities are awarded according to strict rules and regulations, including BEE requirements. 4. Little has been reported about the wrong doings of the DA as they do little wrong. I do not say they are perfect, and also think that the media will pounce on any scandal by the DA as scandals sells newspapers. 5. The media in China are strictly censored, including television, print media, radio, film, theatre, text messaging, instant messaging, video games, literature and the Internet. All bodies rating the freedom of speech in countries rates the censorship in China as the worst in the world.

      Ogre - 2011-04-12 17:43

      @ Editor Why can my comment not be posted

      Mike Webber - 2011-04-12 17:55

      @ Ogre, they tend to try ignore comments when the poster posts is like, oh I don't know, about 100 times ??? lol

      Mike Webber - 2011-04-12 17:55

      @ Ogre, they tend to try ignore comments when the poster posts is like, oh I don't know, about 100 times ??? lol

      Mike Webber - 2011-04-12 17:55

      @ Ogre, they tend to try ignore comments when the poster posts is like, oh I don't know, about 100 times ??? lol

      mr mr - 2011-04-13 07:16

      Ayesab’ mnyama amagwala (Black Cowards are scared) Dubula! dubula! dubula nge s’bhamu (Shoot, shoot, shoot them wit a gun) Dubul’ mnyama isilima (Shoot the black idiot) Dubula! dubula! dubula nge s’bhamu (Shoot, shoot, shoot them with a gun) Mama, ndiyeke ndidubul’ mnyama isilima (Ma, let me shoot the Black idiot) Dubula! dubula! dubula nge s’bhamu (Shoot, shoot, shoot them wit a gun) Ziyareypa mnyama lezinja (These black dogs rape) Dubula! dubula! dubula nge s’bhamu (Shoot, shoot, shoot them wit a gun)

  • KaiinSA - 2011-04-12 13:57

    And I thought it was the poor service delivery, corruption, lying, stealing, empty promises and infighting within the ANC that was its main opposition.

      Kevin King - 2011-04-12 14:11

      What poor service delivery? I spoke to Kolobe and Polio and they assured me that everyone has quality RDP houses, unemployment is way down from 25% since JZ delivered the 500,000 jobs he promised. What infighting?

      Kevin King - 2011-04-12 14:20

      What poor service delivery? I spoke to Kolobe and Polio and they assured me that everyone has quality RDP houses, unemployment is way down from 25% since JZ delivered the 500,000 jobs he promised. What infighting?

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:34

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:35

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:36

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:36

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:36

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:36

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:38

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:38

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......??

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:40

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......??

      michaelx - 2011-04-12 14:40

      WE THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY WILL BRING THE ANC DOWN-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW,WE WILL TAKE BACK ALL THAT IS OURS.SO ANC ,BE AFRAID,BE VERY VERY AFRAID. PS. I THINK THEY ARE ALREADY REALLY SHITTIN THEMSELVES.......??

      Ben - 2011-04-12 14:50

      @michaelx So what are you saying?

      Point Blank - 2011-04-12 14:58

      Sorry michaelx, could you repeat yourself I seemed to have missed what you were trying to say?

      PikeLee - 2011-04-12 15:00

      sorry michaelx, could you repeat that. I didn't get it the first time...

      Koos - 2011-04-12 18:31

      Media is known to be anti ANC and pro DA, we know that its not hard to see ,who runs this media companies,its bitter white people who will go out of the way to paint gov in wrong brush,when did media ever report anything positive? we know their agenda,we know why,but let them be pro DA,if it was fair reporting i'll understand but this is bullshit,f*** the media.

  • coolwaynie - 2011-04-12 13:57

    Now now ANC...you were quite happy to pander to the media when they were lambasting the Nats in the 80's. People in glass houses should not throw stones.

      Anthony Van Rensburg - 2011-04-12 14:35

      @Coolwaynie, my thoughts exactly.

      cerveza - 2011-04-12 14:59

      @coolwaynie - they are not throwing stones, they merely want their glass houses tinted so no-one can see inside

  • Nicolai - 2011-04-12 13:58

    I bet those top 6 leaders are the top 6 richest people in the country...JK. They are right though. The DA is their opposition...the Media is their opposition...and WE THE PEOPLE are their opposition.

      Tamzien - 2011-04-12 14:15

      Not a chance buddy ever heard of the Oppenheimers. SMH *The news blogsite troll in its habitat doing what it does best putting its foot in its mouth*

  • gizzy - 2011-04-12 13:58

    Ha!ha! Running scared. Watch out media, you are going to be muzzled after this election! The ANC has spoken!

  • jds - 2011-04-12 13:59

    warra warra...stop lying to yourself and the masses!!You know that you are very afraid of the DA gaining even just 1% in each municipality!Never mind talking about losing a couple...

  • will294 - 2011-04-12 14:00

    Now we know why the ANC wishes to muzzle the press - dictatorship here we go!

  • Long Range - 2011-04-12 14:00

    This is fanatsic news. The ANC are lacking confidence in every direction they look. The media keep exposing them for what they really are. Corrupt, inept and vile to the core. They endorse hate speech, they signify reverse racism with all there self entitlement policies. Down with the ANC! The day of reckoning is coming closer. Malema and his likes are in for a big surprise!

  • daaivark - 2011-04-12 14:00

    Oooh you are SO WRONG here, bra Gwede. The media simply report what is the case. Your comrades are the main opposition to their owncontinuity as a ruling party, with all their skullduggery, their boetie-preferences, their complete disregard for the wellbeing of the nation they supposedly serve. The media are a glimmer of hope in a social order coming unstuck very rapidly under your tutelage. Adjust those specs again, bro, and LOOK AROUND!

  • TheOwl1981 - 2011-04-12 14:01

    They would not report it, if it did not exist in the first place

  • SOMEONE123 - 2011-04-12 14:02

    Dear Mr Mantashe, as we, the tax payers of this country cannot be everywhere, we rely on the media to tell us what screw ups/misappropriate usage of our money, you and your fellow parliamentarians are committing - so why are you scared - if you act in OUR interest and not YOUR OWN, why fear the media? But damn, relax, the uneducated voters does not watch the news (other than the manipulated news on SABS, but then again, your own newspaper, The New Age, tends to highlight all the ANC's shortfalls/unethical tricks!

  • Zeeebra - 2011-04-12 14:02

    So the media is not part of the brainless massas of ANC supporters???

  • ji - 2011-04-12 14:02

    the main opposition to the ANC is the ANC and its corrupt and uneducated so called leaders like zumu , cele , malema + all the other corrupt members and their policy of fraud , corruption and dishonesty .

  • Frikkie1234 - 2011-04-12 14:03

    I personally think Mr Mantashe is trying to sound too intellectual for his own good (the spectre of Thabo is still all too fresh in the minds of very one) I suppose when he wakes up after the municipal elections and find his back yard now ruled by the DA then the media will become his friend again, overflowing with propaganda speeches on the SABC and accusations about how the DA won and ANC lost standing with the people fuelled by the ANC mouth piece old Julius, but you right Mr Mantashe the media is your opposition, remember to NOT vote for the media in the elections people!....moron.

  • Frikkie1234 - 2011-04-12 14:03

    I personally think Mr Mantashe is trying to sound too intellectual for his own good (the spectre of Thabo is still all too fresh in the minds of very one) I suppose when he wakes up after the municipal elections and find his back yard now ruled by the DA then the media will become his friend again, overflowing with propaganda speeches on the SABC and accusations about how the DA won and ANC lost standing with the people fuelled by the ANC mouth piece old Julius, but you right Mr Mantashe the media is your opposition, remember to NOT vote for the media in the elections people!....moron.

  • KomboKitten - 2011-04-12 14:03

    LOOOOl, ofcourse it is. wow what backwards thinking, LOLLLL

  • semaj - 2011-04-12 14:03

    get lost mantashe, without the media your corrupt organisation would never be exposed. I welcome the day that newspapers like Sowetan and New Age start exposing the misdeeds of the ruling party. They know it all, but will not comment or publish.

  • James - 2011-04-12 14:05

    Gwede you varking retard gnome. The truth is your main opposition. Don't shoot the messenger, just clean up the varking message already.

  • bent5000 - 2011-04-12 14:07

    BECAUSE THE MEDIA UNCOVERS ALL YOUR BULLSHIT ANC...

  • DW - 2011-04-12 14:07

    Yeah, the media will INSIST on exposing all the corruption, gravy training and in-fighting just before the elections. Most inconvenient that. The ANC's biggest opposition is the ANC itself. They are so incompetent they will end up voting themselves out. The DA and others hardly need to campaign except to show as many people as possible what the ANC has done since they have been in power.

  • DW - 2011-04-12 14:07

    Yeah, the media will INSIST on exposing all the corruption, gravy training and in-fighting just before the elections. Most inconvenient that. The ANC's biggest opposition is the ANC itself. They are so incompetent they will end up voting themselves out. The DA and others hardly need to campaign except to show as many people as possible what the ANC has done since they have been in power.

  • bent5000 - 2011-04-12 14:07

    BECAUSE THE MEDIA UNCOVERS ALL YOUR BULLSH*T ANC...

  • unconformity - 2011-04-12 14:08

    You must be joking. Everybody is against us! The media reports what it sees and if that is not good, well, do not blame the media but change your ways.

  • bent5000 - 2011-04-12 14:08

    BECAUSE THE MEDIA UNCOVERS ALL YOUR BULLSH*T ANC...

  • bent5000 - 2011-04-12 14:08

    BECAUSE THE MEDIA UNCOVERS ALL YOUR BULLSH*T ANC...

  • DW - 2011-04-12 14:09

    Yeah, the media will INSIST on exposing all the corruption, gravy training and in-fighting just before the elections. Most inconvenient that. The ANC's biggest opposition is the ANC itself. They are so incompetent they will end up voting themselves out. The DA and others hardly need to campaign except to show as many people as possible what the ANC has done since they have been in power.

  • Tseleng - 2011-04-12 14:09

    Media Tribunal.

      DW - 2011-04-12 14:58

      Exactly - the ANC wants the media to shut up and stop exposing them. You said it.

      Point Blank - 2011-04-12 15:02

      Yes I agree, so sick and tired of hearing how the ANC steal from this country so they can get fat. At least the Tribunal will shield us from the truth so we can carry on life completely ignorant to what is really going on..... less stressful.

  • BigD - 2011-04-12 14:10

    Rubbish. You and your members are the the anc's biggest opposition. Everytime you or malema open your mouths you strengthen the opposition.

  • PeterZ - 2011-04-12 14:10

    How pathetic. These ANC fools are actually afraid of the truth! Come on Mantashe, have you also only passed grade 4 like your comrade president? Your comments seem to equal that of JZ....... Brainless!

  • freedom - 2011-04-12 14:10

    Well if you kept your slate clean then the media would have nothing negative to report on as i understand it!

  • bill - 2011-04-12 14:10

    This stalinist with the bad teeth is zuma's puppet master.

  • PeterZ - 2011-04-12 14:11

    How pathetic. These ANC fools are actually afraid of the truth! Come on Mantashe, have you also only passed grade 4 like your comrade president? Your comments seem to equal that of JZ....... Brainless!

  • bent5000 - 2011-04-12 14:11

    BECAUSE THE MEDIA UNCOVERS ALL YOUR BULLSH*T ANC...

  • PeterZ - 2011-04-12 14:12

    How pathetic. These ANC fools are actually afraid of the truth! Come on Mantashe, have you also only passed grade 4 like your comrade president? Your comments seem to equal that of JZ....... Brainless!

  • heebeejeebee - 2011-04-12 14:12

    The truth is the ANC's main opposition!

  • heebeejeebee - 2011-04-12 14:12

    The truth is the ANC's main opposition!

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-04-12 14:12

    Cloud cuckoo land Mantashe! The media only reports on what is happening and what people say to them

  • Dr. No - 2011-04-12 14:12

    What do you mean by work hard? Actually doing your job so efficiently that eventually the press run out of negative things to print? That would be great.

  • Dr. No - 2011-04-12 14:13

    What do you mean by work hard? Actually doing your job so efficiently that eventually the press run out of negative things to print? That would be great.

  • paulf - 2011-04-12 14:13

    I am afraid to say that the Media is part of Democracy. The ANC does not know Anything about Democracy!!!!! We have a Right to know everything!!! That is putting it in plain ANC language a Right or Demand!!!!

  • Lwazi - 2011-04-12 14:13

    I'd love to see your arrogant lip-glossed mouth lose key cities during the upcoming election. You're so drunk with power you can hardly make sense. I can't believe how arrofant these ANC fools have become.

  • Twatter - 2011-04-12 14:13

    Comments like this make the ANC look weak and desperate! Yet people will still vote for them because apparently they are still stuggling! Fact is the ANC's own corrupt people in high places are the ANC's biggest opposition, because one day when the masses start waking up from the brainwashing and start catching up with mental evolution they will realise their ANC, their great liberators from the big bad white oppression from so long ago, are nothing but a bunch of selfish greedy thugs only concerned with stealing from the nation to make themselves filthy rich! The ANC can't even employ literate, semi-intelligent spokespeople. Bunch of racist morons!

  • leeupan - 2011-04-12 14:14

    The truth shall set you free. The ANC should clean up it`s house...only then will it not be neccessary to fear the media. GO MEDIA GO!

  • leeupan - 2011-04-12 14:14

    The truth shall set you free. The ANC should clean up it`s house...only then will it not be neccessary to fear the media. GO MEDIA GO!

  • WillF - 2011-04-12 14:15

    Welcome to the free world. Maybe the ANC should not be giving the media so much ammo. They have a field day in SA as they dont have to go grovelling for juicy stories. Everyday something explodes in our faces.

  • NASP - 2011-04-12 14:15

    Ow bra Gwede, if your noses are clean then what is the problem?

  • juan.coetzee - 2011-04-12 14:16

    What utter nonsense! Last I looked, the SABC was the mouthpiece of the ANC, and an integral part of their propaganda machine.

  • Zolani - 2011-04-12 14:16

    because the media tells it like it is

  • onetickie - 2011-04-12 14:17

    When you read or listen to total crap like this by Gwede Mantashe it simply reinforces the inability of the ANC to comprehend the problems facing South Africa. Perhaps too late, like North Africa, they'll wake up and understand when the country is burning or at civil war. Time for the ANC to go. WE NEED TO VOTE. ANYBODY EXCEPT ANC BUT PREFERABLY NOT SQUANDER YOUR VOTING POWER BY SUPPORTING A VERY SMALL MINORITY PARTY.

      JM - 2011-04-12 14:43

      Who is this minority party?