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ANC can't be 'Cinderella party' in Cape

2011-02-09 19:55

Johannesburg - ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has on Wednesday called for the party to improve its performance in the Western Cape.

"The ANC can't continue to be a Cinderella party in the Western Cape," Mantashe said.

He also wanted to know why some ANC members chose to vote for other parties on the local level, saying the ruling party needed to debate the efficiency of its service delivery.

"Why are they not voting local ANC? It's an inherent risk that can pull us down," Mantashe said.

"We are going to drift down into mediocrity." 

Infighting

Meanwhile Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans' Association (MKMVA) said that ANC in the Western Cape needs leadership of "high moral fibre and selfless dedication" if it is to defeat the Democratic Alliance in the coming local government elections.

The association said it wanted those "who might not be successful" at the party 's provincial conference at the weekend to "close ranks" behind the elected leadership.

"MKMVA, as a disciplined and advanced detachment of the ANC, declares that on the eve of the provincial conference, that the Western Cape needs leadership of high moral fibre and selfless dedication as well as principled members who respect the real culture and traditions of our movement," the association said.

"We call on those who might not be successful at this conference to close ranks behind the elected leadership to ensure we defeat the DA in the upcoming local government elections."

The party has been regularly rocked by infighting in the Western Cape.

Comments
  • roadvark - 2011-02-09 20:30

    Noooo Cinderella party does not fit. What about the Mad Hatter's Party?

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-02-09 21:19

      I had trouble to stop myself from laughing at this statement: 'ANC in the Western Cape needs leadership of "high moral fibre and selfless dedication"' How about that on national level and on all other levels as well? They are feeling the pain now because they didn't deliver and the DA does deliver. Their arrogance will take them down on a national level eventually if they don't shape up.

      Swartvel - 2011-02-10 05:44

      The ANC kill and steal in all other provinces, now they see theres one province which live like human beings and they want to destroy that....they have all ready proven to the world that they are savages...theres only one way now, down with the anc and the corrupt government who rape woman and steel from the poor and encourage attacks on foreigners and farmers..Savages,

      immelmap - 2011-02-10 09:47

      Cinderella dont like Jack Daniel

  • G.du Plessis - 2011-02-09 20:32

    Who thinks the ANC will re-take the western cape?

      roadvark - 2011-02-09 20:38

      The Mad Hatter.

      Perfume - 2011-02-10 14:55

      Not a chance in hell!!!!!!

  • Mike - 2011-02-09 20:40

    Does the MKMVA think that the ANC's national leadership is of "high moral fibre and selfless dedication" who respect the "real culture and traditions of our movement"? If so, then the ANC is in worse shape than it can begin to imagine.

      Thouca - 2011-02-09 21:10

      o cheerful mike with ever a good pessimistic word....how does it feel to be the bearer of such positive continuous thoughts and commentry?.......lets wait for the reply...i am sure u willnot disappoint

      Shenkin - 2011-02-09 21:19

      I think its about time News24 put in a "thumbs down" vote as well so that we can vote negatively against comments such as that of Thouca

      lmduplessis - 2011-02-09 21:41

      It's called "Realisim", Thouca.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-10 09:34

      I agree Mike. The ANC is a mafia circus that steals from the middleclass and poor to make the rich richer, that is only if you are an ANC clown.

      slate86 - 2011-02-10 20:00

      Perhaps they should "respect the real culture and traditions of [the Western Cape's people]".

  • waynet59 - 2011-02-09 20:58

    "We are going to drift down into mediocrity." To reach to the "heights"of Mediocrity would mean swimming upstream for anc

      v3 - 2011-02-10 11:14

      Sorry, Cde Gwede, you're past that - mediocrity would be an improvement. Ask anyone who has been hit by the Jozi billing crisis-what-crisis

  • schjus008 - 2011-02-09 21:16

    I just wish the anc supporter do go to heaven. Because the only city to run like heaven is CT! The rest are poorly serviced, badly managed with incorrect billing, pot holes, high corruption and no interest in poverty and social behaviour change! DA or any functioning party will keep WC not ANC

  • schjus008 - 2011-02-09 21:18

    The ANC needs to be more representative of the people and not youth leagues or womans leagues. If they just delivered and ran SA like Botswana we'll be rich full of joy, no crime and no illiterate people! SO who you gonna vote for?

  • Priester - 2011-02-09 21:21

    The time has come for all South Africans who hold the future dear to stand together and vote against this embarrassment called the ANC. Gwede you say "We are going to drift down into mediocrity." You are absolutely correct. The winds of change are already blowing over our country. You, the ANC and their cronies can no longer fool the electorate. South Africans of all walks of life are slowly but surely realising the ANC is like an abusive husband, very loving and caring during election time begging for votes, promising change, promising a brighter future but turn into the devil himself after the elections, abusing the electorate, stealing the country’s wealth, corrupting without fear, protecting and even supporting criminals with absolute no respect to those very people who voted for them. We say no more! We will not tolerate your abuse any longer. My appeal to the electorate is to be objective, cast away your immediate needs and fears and vote for the future of our children and country. They are the ones who are either going to praise us or despise us. Voting for the ANC will ultimately lead to total destruction of our country and our children’s future.

      mots - 2011-02-10 09:03

      Well said Priestler, actually just the truth really. If we can just get the ANC out of other key municipalities such JHB, Pretoria and PE it would be a watershed moment and catalyst for change deparately needed. ANC diehards cannot deny the success in the Western Cape. All unqualified audits and rated the best run province in SA by auditor general. These are facts not rhetoric. I hope that many disallusioned ANC suppoters will vote with their heads and not their hearts this time around. This is not the ANC of old that had integrity, but a bunch of self serving bigots that are raping and pileaging this beatiful country. Forget party politics vote change

      tatholo - 2011-02-10 09:38

      Amen

  • Klaus - 2011-02-09 21:30

    I travel frequently between CT and Johannesburg. (Live in JHB) Going to CT is like going back ti civilisation. No potholes, no thieves, friendly drivers and everything is working well. It's like a short holiday. Every voter, coming back from a stay the WC, is a voter lost for the ANC! Not surprised the Monkey Bunch wants the WC back at all cost. They really would like to stuff it up as well. (As the saying goes "We made it, you take it, you brake it".

  • Mike@CapeT - 2011-02-09 21:32

    Live with it...the ANC is the Cinderella party in the Cape and nothing is going to change!

  • Chibuli - 2011-02-09 21:36

    Mantashe? Who is this guy? He cannot be very important! The ANC is not a Cinderella party - it's a Mickey Mouse Party. Maybe this Mantashe should read the ANC Manifesto, then he wouldn't make such stupid remarks.

      JudithNkwe - 2011-02-09 22:09

      Please stop insulting Mickey Mouse! :)

  • Casper - 2011-02-09 21:57

    So what is the culture and traditions of the ANC? Please do explain. And pardon me for saying so but you are suppose to be a political party not a movement. The only movement in the ANC is on the gravy train where the seats are reserved for a privileged few who has been empowered over and over again.

      tatholo - 2011-02-10 09:40

      Amen,the eyes are opening and change will come, first in the cities like with MDC.

      markusbotha - 2011-02-11 15:09

      All we need is some hard video evidence of their lifestyles. All the splurging is kept on the downlow. Ministers need to start living on their own salaries, not ours).

  • G.du Plessis - 2011-02-09 22:06

    If the DA were to control an additional province, which would it be? Do you think they will claim any other major cities?

      AJ - 2011-02-10 08:01

      There is a large black middle class, traditionally ANC voting by and large, that must be getting disillusioned now as they are facing higher bills, deteriorating municipalities etc as well. I dont see much changing rurally though (poor buggers), but perhaps in the cities there will be shift away from what the educated see is a general failure thag impacts us all.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-10 09:39

      I don't think that they have that kind of clout.....yet. It will take another couple of years for the frotness of the ANC to sink into their supporters thick skulls, but when it does......who knows.

      rikhogrande - 2011-02-10 10:18

      The DA will never rule the country! Live with it. This is due to the fact that the DA only speaks two languages and has no grass roots in 90% of the townships, who are by the way the voting majority. Where as the ANC is always at arms length, Jacob Zuma know almost every town in the country, where as hellen zille doesn't. And the fact that 99% of DA leadership is white doesn't help, for most black people are always apprehensive of white leadership in government, the last white president we had didn't exactly promote equal rights for all. And when white people on sites such as this say comments like: "mediocrity is an African thing" or "corruption is a black thing" we tend to take that quite personally. Which results in us assuming that the apartheid era thinking that was taught to white people pre- 1994 is still well and truly alive. So unless the DA start learning black language, colour up their leadership and white people change their thinking the DA will never win, nor will we ever have a white president. In order for you to win black people must trust you, apartheid taught us to trust based on skin colour, it will take the effort of all in government and the country as a whole to undo that.

      dvdb27 - 2011-02-10 10:52

      Copy and paste this link into your browser Rhiko. As you know, a picture can tell a thousand and more stories: seems pretty multi racial to me: http://www.google.co.za/imgres?imgurl=http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45671000/jpg/_45671813_da_cape_town.jpg&imgrefurl=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8000740.stm&usg=__7-jqETSR6vkux7Akxrmn2uxf1E4=&h=300&w=466&sz=41&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=YY79gduZ5ZKjBM:&tbnh=161&tbnw=195&ei=L6ZTTa6UMZCkvgO6ktXyCA&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDemocratic%2BAlliance%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D667%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=399&vpy=134&dur=934&hovh=180&hovw=280&tx=135&ty=80&oei=L6ZTTa6UMZCkvgO6ktXyCA&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0

      dvdb27 - 2011-02-10 10:54

      Or, if available (depending on your pc operating system) - simply highlight the link and right click. Then click on "go this link..."

      rikhogrande - 2011-02-10 11:02

      I mean leadership dude

      AJ - 2011-02-10 11:23

      @rikhogrande What difference does the leadership colour make. The real party is the many more working underneath. Simply thinking that the colour of the top job somehow changes things is very simplistic. You could have a white guy heading the ANC and being president and it would still be a hotbed of corruption, deceit and mismanagement. And comparing whites with a history of being anti-apartheid with whites where were pro-apartheid and assuming they the same is stupid. It's like me saying you are also a serial rapist like Moses Sithole beacuse you are both black. So forget about in order for 'us' to win. Start thinking about in order for black people to win, because at the moment, most of you are losing.

      maseratifitt - 2011-02-10 11:58

      rikhogrande : "apartheid taught us to trust based on skin colour" So what Apartheid taught you is right?

      rikhogrande - 2011-02-10 13:01

      My point is this: For the DA to win they must win the majority vote, which will due to the demographics of SA be at least 80% black. Hence the majority must be able to trust a 90% white leadership, which due to our history is something that is hard to achieve. Note the sins of the past were not committed by government and organisations alone, they were committed by people as well. This creates a divide in society; this is a divide which we can all see has not been bridged properly. As long as this divide exists most black people will always be wary when considering to vote for a white candidate. Black people would rather choose the evil they know over the evil they don't know. Hence the DA cannot win. Hence they must first bridge the divide and thus make themselves a guaranteed winners.

      rikhogrande - 2011-02-10 13:11

      @everyone. A good example of this divide is when I got to varsity, during my first year, everyone I met in my corridor seemed to be cool just the same, whether they were black, idian, white or chinese, yet apon entering the hall where wed all use to gather I noticed an invisible line. On one side were all the black, indian and chinese people on the other side was all the white people. In the middle there was very few that were mixing with one another. That made it clearly apparent to me that our society was polarized, that even as varsity students we divided ourselves according to colour. I myself not understanding this social dynamic at first tried to cross the border, only to find that the reception was not so warm hearted.

      Lauren - 2011-02-10 15:09

      Rikhogrande, you are expressing yourself very well and I think you are right. There are not very many people who know that Helen Zille was an anti-Apartheid activist, for instance. They just see her white face and run scared. They have no clue that she fought to bring down Apartheid too. Then again, nobody is telling them that, so how would they know? Part of that bridge building exercise you were talking about, perhaps?

      rikhogrande - 2011-02-10 15:14

      @chris, you prove my point right there. Black people will take your comments personally and wonder if they vote for you will they once again get sold down the river. One point you must remember is that 95% off all violent crime, theft, rape, hijacking and murder in order to separate those who worked for what they have from their possessions is poor people. And what is the demographic of poor people? 99% black. So by that logic if you do get robbed it will be almost definitely by a black person coming from some random impoverished area. Crime isn't an issue of colour it's an issue of economic background. If you make it about colour it is generally seen as racism by the black masses, whom generally hold the most important vote in their hand due to large numbers. So when the masses see an honest white face in the voter booth and remember how you label them as criminals, they tend to become apprehensive. And the view you shared above is the same view that many white people have, the irony is that view fuels the perception in black peoples minds that all white people are racist. Thus maintaining the status quo that from pre 1994

      G.du Plessis - 2011-02-10 15:19

      I agree with both Lauren

      G.du Plessis - 2011-02-10 15:22

      I agree with both Lauren and Rikho. DA needs a black leader in coming years. People also forget that the ANC is not a black party and has white people in cabinet, as Premiers etc

      OhLaurdy - 2011-02-10 15:37

      rikhogrande - Apartheid made MAJORITY not trust MINORITY, very, very true.....now minority not trusting majority.....As soon as you get the black/white divide out of the picture it is a lot easier to make a judgement without prejudice (based on skin colour). Helen Zille concentrates on her own area so it is not expected that she knows all town names...btw how does this amount to efficient governance of a country? It just means that Mr Zuma should be more aware of the amount of hungry, uneducated ppl and should work harder to rectify this......HE ISN'T.....our precious tax $ is spent on irrelevant parties and meetings and cars and houses, in my opinion all of it should go into education so that SA's future is happy instead of tainted with idiot points of view and stupid leaders. Because of distrust in our nation and lack of education people are easily harassed into the majority mindset..coz it's the right colour.....you made the point so own up to it. The majority vote ANC because they are mindfckd into thinking it is the only party that cares about them....sad to say that it is not! Why is it an issue that DA is 'white based'....ANC is black based....? Get your head out of the race game and focus on trustworthy and reliable governance, it is a mindset like yours that keeps us in the dark ages. Do you seriously suggest that we keep on voting based on colour? Where has that brought us to in the past? Vote for what is right whether it is black/white is irrelevant

      rikhogrande - 2011-02-10 16:25

      @everyone, Now it seems like my point is getting across. The key is to erase all the colour boundaries that were set by the past. This will allow people to vote on merit and not be scared of black people or white people. The key is to work together. Whether you and I like it or not, black people need white people and white people need black people in order for us to transform our society. As long as we are fighting and pointing fingers at every turn we will never succeed. "If you shoot the a zebra in a black patch the zebra will die, if you shoot it in a white patch the zebra will still die. In that light if you shoot black people the country will die, if you shoot white people the country will still die"... quoted from the high school speech from Vulani, my high skull student representatives President. The country needs us, stand up for merit and not colour

      G.du Plessis - 2011-02-10 16:57

      Rikho you speak a lot of sense. I hope more people have this attitude - other young men like us must! What province are you in, and if you don't mind me asking, who would you vote for in your area? I have always been an ANC supporter but think it is time to keep government on its toes and support the opposition who speak much sense I think.

      OhLaurdy - 2011-02-10 17:16

      rikhogrande....does seem that now that you have calmed down you are getting your point across more clearly... Goes to show that once you take emotions out of a matter it's easier to think logically - something I do often, but then admitting that you have a problem is 99% of the solution ; ) @ALL - Do yourselves a favour an go read A new Earth and The Power of Now by Echart Tolle, it can really teach us all to be more positive and judging by News24 forum....we REALLY need it!!!! It can change your life!

      markusbotha - 2011-02-11 15:13

      It's only a matter of time before the ANC voted out of government. Too much suppression causes rebellion. The only thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history.

      rikhogrande - 2011-02-14 07:43

      O, and im in Gauteng

  • Circuswatch - 2011-02-09 22:10

    Dream on "Freedom fighters". The Western Cape is lost forever. Also, there are no ANC members with high moral fibre, they dont exist. If you are still poor, you fought for nothing. The gravy train is slowly grinding to a halt so you've missed it. The only hope for South Africa is that education is successful and a new generation of thinking black evolves that can see the ANC is putting the country down the toilet. (This is also a myth because the semi educated black teachers are screwing this up aswell.) Imagine Zuma addressing 1000 graduates and talking the kak he normally does. I predict in ten years time 4 of the 9 provinces will not be ANC anymore.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-10 00:27

      I reckon they're going to lose the Northern Cape in the next national elections.

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-02-10 00:09

    Like any liberation organisation they are so obsessed with keeping power that they can't focus on anything else but taking the WC back. Can a so-called liberation organisation ever govern democratically and effectively? Fighting for power is the only thing they know. And obviously enjoying the spoils of their victory... Sooner or later they all become autocratic in their quest to hold onto power. And WTF is a Cinderella party? Gwede and co look more like the evil sisters to me!

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-02-10 00:39

    Can I give you guys some insight into how little they really care? They are frantically trying to rehash the schools curriculum in time for the 2014 elections. The schools and provincial departments are only allowed to buy books off the government approved list. They only just released the final curriculum for foundation phase and Grade 10 and they expect all educational publishers to submit textbooks for these in June 2011! It normally takes at least a year to 18 months to write and produce a good quality textbook. And next year they want submissions for all the other grades. They don't care that the teachers won't be prepared, that the learners won't have books, that this will effectively destroy the publishing industry because there is no way they can actually afford to buy books for every learner in two years. All they care about is that they are seen by the voting public to be 'doing something' about the mess that education is in. This ludicrously expensive exercise is going to be pushed through no matter what.

  • dvdb27 - 2011-02-10 01:07

    We in the Western Cape want nothing to do with the ANC. That's why we voted the DA into power in the last election. The DA made promises which they kept and are still keeping. They are professional, don't take nonsense, they work hard, they work TOGETHER, they deliver! The DA has really proven themselves and are a excellent example for the youth and the young leaders of South Africa. In the Cape you get what you pay for. I had friends visit in December from the UK. They could not believe the difference between Jhb. and Cape Town. They said they felt extremely vulnerable in Jhb., whereas Cape Town to them felt like a generally safe, modern day, cosmopolitan European city. And do you know why this is people? Because in Cape Town we are all tollerating one another, we are working together, we go out and party together. Black, white, coloured, Indian, Muslim. Our DA leaders are doing it so it's only natural for the citizens to follow suit. There's no in fighting in the DA. If you're caught out stealing you're out. Not kept on and then transferred to a different position during the next sudden and unexpected reshuffle. The DA is multi-racial and they're pulling it off. They are proving that together, all cultures can unite and work as one under the correct leadership. I think the ANC want to vomit everytime they receive the resume of a coloured, Indian or Muslim or white applicant. Thank you DA! Yes, I think finally you have given the Western Cape a solid platform to unite on!

      SP3 - 2011-02-10 12:30

      SP:I fully agree with you dvdb27.ANC can forget about ever taking the WESTERN CAPE and transform it into the rest of South Africa that is going down under their leadership.Hooray!!!DA for making us proud to be Western Cape South Africans.Fellow South Africa look around you the ship is sinking- there's still time to jump aboard ours.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-02-10 01:18

    MKMVA, "high moral fibre", "selfless dedication" = intimidation.

  • AJ - 2011-02-10 07:56

    "We are going to drift down into mediocrity." Uhm, I hate to point out the obvious, but in reality the ANC wishes it was still drifting down towards mediocrity. You've sped past that long ago and are well on your way to full on catastrophic shiteness.

  • GD - 2011-02-10 08:18

    In the ANC's dreams it will take our province! We are well run by the DA, why would we change - for the in fighting? so they can rape and pillage another province!

      one-way - 2011-02-10 09:10

      you`ll have to close the w.c. borders, restrict the airspace cos you got shit comming! mass migration. on the bright side, they might all vote d.a.! heaven help you if you happen to create a few jobs. lemming-run.

  • 1gascan - 2011-02-10 08:25

    "He also wanted to know why some ANC members chose to vote for other parties on the local level, saying the ruling party needed to debate the efficiency of its service delivery. "Why are they not voting local ANC? It's an inherent risk that can pull us down," Mantashe said. We are going to drift down into mediocrity." Hahahahahahahahaha, even their own are voting against them!! HHELLOOO!!! Is this not proof enough that most ANC members are also sick and tired of the ANC itself??!!!?

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-02-10 08:44

    Not Cinderella Mantashe, the ANC is BOTH of the ugly stepsisters & the frikkin evil stepmother rolled into one polony sausage....

  • Charlton10 - 2011-02-10 09:05

    Lots of colourful beachballs today. hope the weather is sunny in capetown.

  • maseratifitt - 2011-02-10 09:38

    "We are going to drift down into mediocrity." To reach the level of mediocrity, the ANC will have to improve its performance by at least 500%.

  • ji - 2011-02-10 10:15

    the ANC is a 'Cinderella party' and the clowns running and supporting it are as thick as pumkins .

  • rikhogrande - 2011-02-10 10:23

    The DA will never rule the country! Live with it. This is due to the fact that the DA only speaks two languages and has no grass roots in 90% of the townships, who are by the way the voting majority. Where as the ANC is always at arms length, Jacob Zuma know almost every town in the country, where as hellen zille doesn't. And the fact that 99% of DA leadership is white doesn't help, for most black people are always apprehensive of white leadership in government, the last white president we had didn't exactly promote equal rights for all. And when white people on sites such as this say comments like: "mediocrity is an African thing" or "corruption is a black thing" we tend to take that quite personally. Which results in us assuming that the apartheid era thinking that was taught to white people pre- 1994 is still well and truly alive. So unless the DA start learning black language, colour up their leadership and white people change their thinking the DA will never win, nor will we ever have a white president. In order for you to win black people must trust you, apartheid taught us to trust based on skin colour, it will take the effort of all in government and the country as a whole to undo that.

      dvdb27 - 2011-02-10 10:49

      seems pretty multi racial to me pal: http://www.google.co.za/imgres?imgurl=http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45671000/jpg/_45671813_da_cape_town.jpg&imgrefurl=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8000740.stm&usg=__7-jqETSR6vkux7Akxrmn2uxf1E4=&h=300&w=466&sz=41&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=YY79gduZ5ZKjBM:&tbnh=161&tbnw=195&ei=L6ZTTa6UMZCkvgO6ktXyCA&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDemocratic%2BAlliance%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1366%26bih%3D667%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=399&vpy=134&dur=934&hovh=180&hovw=280&tx=135&ty=80&oei=L6ZTTa6UMZCkvgO6ktXyCA&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=19&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0

      dice - 2011-02-10 10:57

      Helen Zille speaks fluent Xhosa. You not really up to date of what is going on. Unfortunately, you will never learn untill it is to late. We not as lucky as the ZIMS and Mozambicans who could come to SA when the ruling party has plundered their country. No where to run. This is it! Think with your head and not your heart. Just look north! It is not about colour but about greed!

      rikhogrande - 2011-02-10 11:01

      Dude leadership, not a random crowd that supports the DA, leadership

      dvdb27 - 2011-02-10 11:16

      Rhiko you have no clue what you are talking about.

      AJ - 2011-02-10 11:34

      @rikhogrande - always the focus on the king, the leader, the untouchable, the big chief. No wonder so many African electorates sell their futures to a tiny political elite. You are totally missing the whole picture. You are mere slaves to the ego of a man.

      gen.mewmew - 2011-02-10 13:43

      lol Rhiko you are a lost soul. on the DA website their slogan is presented in all SA's official languages. NOOB

  • Bonzo - 2011-02-10 11:04

    ANC is the Ugly Sisters, the evil stepmother, Rumpelstiltskin, the Big Bad Wolf, all rolled into one with added tokoloshes, imphundulos and kabouters. And the Princess and the Sushi Pea.

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-02-10 11:12

    Gwede Mantashe, I suggest you leave the local governance to DA in the Western Cape, since it is the only functioning province in South Africa at the moment. If I were you, I would worry about other provinces first. Rather learn from the successes of the DA there and apply it to the chaotic running of ANC lead provinces?! Just a thought, can you handle just one?

  • v3 - 2011-02-10 11:17

    "He also wanted to know why some ANC members chose to vote for other parties on the local level, " Dear Cde Gwede, It's because you are a bunch of crooks and the people know it. The ANC is no Cinderella - Cindy did all the work (like Godzille) while the ugly sisters drove larney cars, drank Blue Label and Chivas, much like the typical ANC kleptocrat. The ANC is also too obsessed with ideology and self-enrichment to learn the skills necessary to run a municipality (or parastal or provincial or government department, for that matter) As your own KZN premier put it: Zille is delivering - at the local level - what the ANC promises. Do not think the lumpen voters THAT stupid. Talking of Cinderella - May 2011 will be your midnight in a lot more municipalities and wards.

  • lldoidge - 2011-02-10 11:30

    The people of the Western Cape are very savvy when it comes to voting. We aren't sheep and see through all the ANC rhetoric. It also doesn't help that we are branded racist after every election. Why do you think the Western Cape is the only decently run province? No coincidence that even when the ANC were running this province they were doing so with a very strong opposition. That was the only thing that kept them on their toes. Now we have the DA running things and it has just got better.

  • unskinnybob - 2011-02-10 12:34

    "We are going to drift down into mediocrity."? That would be a step up.

  • Paul - 2011-02-10 12:58

    Too late buddy you are waaayyyy past mediocrity and if your own people dont want to vote for you well enough said. the western Cape is quite happy being the best run province in the country. MKMVA you just go back to drinking whatever it is you have because there is nothing and nobody with any kind of morals in the and. Your president proves that point.

  • DeonL - 2011-02-10 13:35

    The ANC is far from mediocre, they have been off the ball for nearly 100 years.

  • Bonzo - 2011-02-10 13:41

    MKVA is a far cry from the Memoration of Tin Hats, or Talbot House, those real organisations that honoured ex soldiers by taking care of them without running to mommy or daddy political parties. MKVA is a fantasy troupe, dressing up for occasions, stomping about with bizarre old Moscow drill movements, and waxing nostalgic about blowing a few civilians into bloody flesh and bone all for their idiotic howling masters-in-exile. I have absolutely no time at all for fantasy revolutionaries when there is a nation to build up, and the shambles made by the greedy ANC leadership to fix. Go away and play at paintball, MKVA. Beat your little tin drums, and polish your plastic medals.

  • garriga - 2011-02-10 14:27

    "We are going to drift down into mediocrity." Am I missing something here? That will be a moerse improvement from what they are! 'ANC in the Western Cape needs leadership of "high moral fibre and selfless dedication" if it is to defeat the Democratic Alliance in the coming local government elections.' - Dream on. Moral fibre? Integrity? They only use these words to impress the WC public. Even uttering them must have been utterly difficult, think JM here.

  • Perfume - 2011-02-10 14:53

    The realise they are skating on thin ice!!!!!!! It must be hell not being able to put your dirty paws on the WC......It will snow in hell before the ANC are able to topple the DA in the WC!!!!!!! The wheel is turning however slow it is turning.

  • simodi - 2011-02-10 15:04

    Swartvel u hate ANC with passion but here s my advise for u bra,if u can't beat them...............join........... Hope ur so intelegent u will fill that in. Viva ANC VIVA.

      OhLaurdy - 2011-02-10 15:58

      Viva IDIOTS VIVA!!!!!

  • toobos - 2011-02-10 15:17

    Well done! A wing of the A.N.C that speaks sense.If only anyone in the A.N.C contained a minuscule amount of moral fibre.That's why the D.A have the Western Cape and hopefully they get a lot more provinces, giving the people real service delivery.

  • verneukpan - 2011-02-10 17:40

    Cinderella's prince is a right pumpkin

  • verneukpan - 2011-02-10 17:41

    Cinderella's prince is right pumpkin

  • epherb - 2011-02-11 19:44

    The ANC's obsession with the Western Cape is pathetic, they are like small children not getting their way....dropping to the floor and kicking their feet! They cannot manage the eight Provinces they have!! Lets not fool ourselves its about total power! They only have the numbers, not the ability!

  • Joryha@24.com - 2011-02-11 20:58

    The search will continue forever. There is and will not be any leadership of high moral fibre and selfless dedication in the ANC in the WC. It is not because of the inefficiency of service delivery that people are voting for the opposition at local level, they have had enough of fraud and corruption in government.

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