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ANC has double standards - FF Plus

2011-04-14 17:45

Pretoria - Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder on Thursday accused the African National Congress of double standards.

While the ANC was fighting in court to keep the slogan "shoot the boer", the ANC's secretary general Gwede Mantashe was objecting to a Constitutional Court decision "that Robert McBride may indeed be called a murderer", Mulder said in a statement.

"It is absolute double standards of the ANC to want to decide which history they want to keep and which history does not suite them," he said.

The majority of South Africans wanted to live in peace.

"To try and justify in court 'shoot the boer' in the current times of farm murders and then to sing it in front of the court, reveals an insensitivity and an arrogance of the ANC which does not promote harmony and peace," said Mulder.

"At the same time, the ANC is demanding that Mr Robert McBride is not called a murderer. This is double standards."

He said South Africa needed "a Mandela atmosphere and not a Malema atmosphere".

The Constitutional Court on Friday held that the Reconciliation Act did not make the fact that McBride committed murder untrue.

It found that the act did not prohibit frank public discussion of his deed and did not prevent him from being described as a "criminal".

McBride was responsible for the deaths of three people in the Magoo's bar bomb in Durban in 1986 and was found guilty of murder.

He was initially sentenced to death, but was later granted amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Mulder said: "Amnesty did not change the facts and Mr Mantashe's comments can also not do it, even though he had received amnesty."

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is standing trial in the Equality Court on a charge of hate speech brought by the civil rights group AfriForum over his singing of a struggle song containing the lyrics "shoot the boer" or "awudubhule ibhunu".
 

Comments
  • Nunya - 2011-04-14 18:00

    Don't even try...they(ANC) are to stupid to understand....

  • Boer-Nation - 2011-04-14 18:07

    "It is absolute double standards of the ANC to want to decide which history they want to keep and which history does not suite them," Need I say more... well summoned-up by Dr Mulder! Maybe that’s why some choose to take woodwork as their main subject – they simple can’t handle the truth – ignorance is bliss! The ANC appear to be (once again) misguided about current realities (I am not going to even bother referencing issues around crime statistics, service delivery or economic growth) and are really only giving the public at large (and the media - again) ammunition about just how unfit they are to govern. Eish!

      Noname - 2011-04-16 15:38

      To Gatvol, it is easy to blame anyone, but could you give us some more information and examples

  • Valis - 2011-04-14 18:42

    I disagree, the ANC does not have double standards. You need to have STANDARDS first before you can have DOUBLE standards :P

  • Andy skinstad - 2011-04-14 18:56

    @ Boer-Nation, I agree that the ANC base their standards on whatever suits them at the time, but I find your comments sinister. You generalise too much and adopt a sarcastic tone of voice. Your 'woodwork' comment is way out of line and holds now weight and relevance other than to say "I am better than these people". Plus, what is wrong with somebody learning how to use their hands? I'm not very religious, but wasn't Jesus a carpenter? Don't get me wrong, I do not support the current leadership of the ANC in any way, but do not forget the party's importance to this country in over the past 3 decades. And do not assume that someone is a fool because they apply themselves to a particular discipline or craft, namely woodwork. I will be supporting the DA for the first time this election for the simple reason that they get things done.

      GATVOL - 2011-04-14 20:02

      How disillusioned you are Andy,the DA are more corrupt than the ANC. It is because of bleeding heart liberals like you that this country is in such a mess. Viva Freedom Front-at least somebody cares!!!

      Boer-Nation - 2011-04-15 12:42

      Hi Andy. I am afraid you misunderstood me. Getting a point across in a few sentences is always going to be difficult – things can be misconstrued. Indeed JC was a carpenter and having a trade (working with one’s hands) is not something to be ashamed of… after all, the thinkers (white collar) are nothing without the doers (blue collar)! My tong-in-cheek comment about woodwork is really focussed on an individual who is currently in the limelight – initials JM. It’s a sad day when someone expresses an opinion and portrays it to be the truth - yet has not an once of credible knowledge/ education to substantiate it. People like this often fall into the cliché – “empty barrels make the loudest noise”. JM and many of his friends make a lot of noise and appear to be knowledgeable, when in fact their mental capacity (and apathy) is severely lacking – they instead take subjects like woodwork just to get through school – which he didn’t. Trades are a vital corner stone in any country’s economy, this output is what brings in investment, foreign exchange and stimulates innovation. Many trades require you to programme and operate multi-million dollar equipment – not for dummys!!! Sadly, the government does not see it like this and the concept of “appi”/ apprenticeships is not supported. Hopefully, I am a little better understood now by you.

      Dundermoose - 2011-04-15 19:18

      @GATVOL Take your laager mentality elsewhere. The DA are trying to create an free, fair and inclusive South Africa - if that is what makes a "bleeding heart liberal", then I am proud to be one!!

      Noname - 2011-04-16 15:39

      TO GATVOL Easy to blame anyone, but could you give us some more information and examples.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-04-14 19:04

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  • Macho Mike - 2011-04-14 19:07

    The African National Circus is becomming more and more paranoid by the day. The similarities of it's decisions, and modus operandi parrallel that of Uncle Bob more and more. It's only a matter of time.................

  • michael.e.bowery - 2011-04-14 19:27

    Shades of `Allo `Allo' Listen carefully as I shall only say this once. I have been chirping (Not obscenely)for a long time now. But most of the rest of you are chicken. You never give a name or stand up and say what you want to say except behind a mask. That my friends is chicken and you gain no respect for it. Rather stand up and be counted for who you actually are. Don't F and Blind and be racist, have a damned good arguement which people will listen to. What the hell are you all afraid of? That is why people like Malema and crooked ministers and ANC officials continuously ignore you. You represent the chickens out there who actually represent nothing.

  • Kevin - 2011-04-14 19:33

    Pieter Mulder is an idiot. He accepted the post of deputy in the Ministry of Agriculture so he could give a white Afrikaner face to the discredited ANC agriculture policy. He has double standards! PMG is a racist idiot! iqanda is a racist idiot! If I could I would give the three of you a one way ticket to Antartica with no cold weather clothing.

  • GrimReaper10 - 2011-04-14 19:40

    @iqanda Thanks for deleting your post. You ran like the chicken you are.

  • Matanzima Bhuqa - 2011-04-14 19:41

    'shoot the boer' is part of our history! pieter mulder is just a racist counter revolutionary, the only reason he is saying this is because he wants the power that the anc holds! the time will never come that another white racist opresses south africa again!

      GATVOL - 2011-04-14 20:12

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      braveinternetguy - 2011-04-14 20:26

      so..."apartheid" is part of OUR history. Do you see us fighting court battles to keep it going? No. It's in the past. We're all of new blood now, we're all moving forward, facing the future. You are 100% right about the fact that no racist white oppressive goverment will be allowed to rule this country...but you neglected to mention that racist black oppressive corrupt governments are also at the ends of their ropes...

      getshipped - 2011-04-15 11:50

      AAAAI another one missing the point COMPLETELY, you are so narrow minded that you only see your stupid song, the one that led you to freedom right, look at the bigger picture, if I go and sing every day Shoot the blacks one bullet one black man will you feel offended????? Because when you sing that you want to shoot me I FEEL OFFENDED so hho is the narrowminded RACIST MATANZIMA

      Joe_Massahar - 2011-04-15 19:35

      @Matanzima Bhuqa This is my new song - I will sing it as part of my people's struggle against oppression. "Shoot! Shoot!! Shoot the black man!! Shoot him until he is dead!! Shoot his corruption and hatred. Free the currently disadvantaged. Down with the rascist ANC!!!" Matanzima, please don't be offended by my song. Over time it will become part of our history.

      Noname - 2011-04-16 15:42

      Just follow up this link, maybe someone is trying to rewrite history. http://www.leadershiponline.co.za/articles/politics/496-kill-the-boer

  • wide awake - 2011-04-14 19:54

    Anything that has any connection to the cANCer should be regarded as useless corrupt racist scrap, of course there are double standards, can anyone doubt that? The cANCer are capable of any negative behavior you can think of. No surprises that's all they are capable of.

  • GATVOL - 2011-04-14 20:08

    The Freedom Front have my vote as they are helping where nobody else will-Helpunde Hand helps destitute white families who are living in squatter camps because their skin colour prevents them from getting honest employment due to the current regimes discriminatory AA policies!!!

  • beicime - 2011-04-14 22:22

    I don’t like it but all of us have double standards even if not conscious of it. We all defend our side of the fence for that is the cause we understand and believe in. Double standards are part of life… learn to live with it.

  • WCD - 2011-04-15 08:40

    The ANC brilliantly orchestrated the whole Malema saga to go hand in hand with the upcoming municipal elections. It is a known fact that the ANC could not deliver to their voters and that their inter party wars created a very sour taste, even within the 'eye' of the ANC. They are trying to resolve this with playing their only card left, 'Apartheid' how comic. The question i want to ask is where are your British and American friends now!

  • WCD - 2011-04-15 08:40

    The ANC brilliantly orchestrated the whole Malema saga to go hand in hand with the upcoming municipal elections. It is a known fact that the ANC could not deliver to their voters and that their inter party wars created a very sour taste, even within the 'eye' of the ANC. They are trying to resolve this with playing their only card left, 'Apartheid' how comic. The question i want to ask is where are your British and American friends now!

  • WCD - 2011-04-15 08:40

    The ANC brilliantly orchestrated the whole Malema saga to go hand in hand with the upcoming municipal elections. It is a known fact that the ANC could not deliver to their voters and that their inter party wars created a very sour taste, even within the 'eye' of the ANC. They are trying to resolve this with playing their only card left, 'Apartheid' how comic. The question i want to ask is where are your British and American friends now!

  • WCD - 2011-04-15 08:40

    The ANC brilliantly orchestrated the whole Malema saga to go hand in hand with the upcoming municipal elections. It is a known fact that the ANC could not deliver to their voters and that their inter party wars created a very sour taste, even within the 'eye' of the ANC. They are trying to resolve this with playing their only card left, 'Apartheid' how comic. The question i want to ask is where are your British and American friends now!

  • WCD - 2011-04-15 08:40

    The ANC brilliantly orchestrated the whole Malema saga to go hand in hand with the upcoming municipal elections. It is a known fact that the ANC could not deliver to their voters and that their inter party wars created a very sour taste, even within the 'eye' of the ANC. They are trying to resolve this with playing their only card left, 'Apartheid' how comic. The question i want to ask is where are your British and American friends now!

  • WCD - 2011-04-15 08:41

    The ANC brilliantly orchestrated the whole Malema saga to go hand in hand with the upcoming municipal elections. It is a known fact that the ANC could not deliver to their voters and that their inter party wars created a very sour taste, even within the 'eye' of the ANC. They are trying to resolve this with playing their only card left, 'Apartheid' how comic. The question i want to ask is where are your British and American friends now! The ANC does not have standards.

  • WCD - 2011-04-15 08:41

    The ANC brilliantly orchestrated the whole Malema saga to go hand in hand with the upcoming municipal elections. It is a known fact that the ANC could not deliver to their voters and that their inter party wars created a very sour taste, even within the 'eye' of the ANC. They are trying to resolve this with playing their only card left, 'Apartheid' how comic. The question i want to ask is where are your British and American friends now! The ANC does not have standards.

  • Bigman - 2011-04-15 11:07

    Why cant all those former apartheid ministers be called murderers,the double standard in my opinion is that the FF PLUS is pushing racial sectarian interest. turning the courts into cry forums will not assist we will otherwise never recognise their rulings that seek to undermine the struggle we underwent and the road we want to pave least of all from spoilt crumbles of the past.

      Gatvol - 2011-04-16 14:48

      The Afriforum guys and the people they represent has a very good reason for pursuing this case in court. Everybody regardless of the outcome of the case will have to respect the judges decision, otherwise you will have the very long arm of the law to deal with my friend and not just a few aggrieved white people.

  • WCD - 2011-04-15 11:34

    The ANC brilliantly orchestrated the whole Malema saga to go hand in hand with the upcoming municipal elections. It is a known fact that the ANC could not deliver to their voters and that their inter party wars created a very sour taste, even within the 'eye' of the ANC. They are trying to resolve this with playing their only card left, 'Apartheid' how comic. The question i want to ask is where are your British and American friends now! The ANC does not have standards.

  • jjaver39 - 2011-04-15 17:25

    They don't need standards. For the ANC there is only one (their) way and that works for them as confirmed by the scoreboard. They started in the USA, then RSA and continue in Europe!

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