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ANC instability tragic: Winnie

2012-07-18 20:34

Johannesburg - It was tragic that former president Nelson Mandela was celebrating his birthday at a time of instability in the ANC, his former wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said on Wednesday.

Madikizela-Mandela told the SABC: "We cannot pretend all is well in the African National Congress.

"According to the secretary general of the ANC, [Gwede] Mantashe, the ANC is imploding and that is not the ANC he [Mandela] gave up his life for and that is not the ANC we all wanted it to be. Especially on his birthday."

Madikizela-Mandela was speaking at an orphanage in the Eastern Cape, where she was delivering toys to children.

She was in the company of expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, suspended spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.

Comments
  • walter.tgsa - 2012-07-18 20:41

    And remembers the 'instability' on Madiba's birthday? I really do not like that woman...

      Wesley Bischoff - 2012-07-18 20:47

      She is hanging with juju n floyd, very shady

      rowen.loretz - 2012-07-18 20:55

      the legacy of Nelson Mandela will live on. The ANC will wither away to dust.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-18 21:30

      Says the old Fat lady who is most probably responsible for this instability. Hey but Talking about INSTABILITY.. in the company of Julius Malema, Floyd and ol'Sindi... Wonder who is pointing where... Bunch of looneys if you ask me...

      tw2066 - 2012-07-18 22:36

      Maybe she will put Juju out like a Stompie?

      mmanonose - 2012-07-18 22:50

      Was she speaking to the orphaned kids? I doubt they even understood a thing about what she was talking about...lol

      helen.lange.58 - 2012-07-19 08:14

      @Mkanya - lol I can almost picture the confusion on the children's faces while Winnie was delivering her speech to the orphans.

  • mastersvoice - 2012-07-18 20:43

    Not that she has anything to do with the "instability" mind you... I seem to remember one or two public spats between herself and Mbeki. The lady doth protest too much, methinks...

      Hermann - 2012-07-18 21:19

      Methinks she must stop making comments and rather become a regular attendee of parliament meetings instead of earning fat money while absent.

      Irene - 2012-07-18 22:46

      @MastersVoice ~ Lady?

  • nina.ignjatov - 2012-07-18 20:46

    Oh my word Winnie still has the right to be heard via media!!! That is one women I do not like, and she is rubbing shoulders with all the evil, corrupt idiots in our society!!!! She probably trained them! Go Away Julius, Go away Winnie!!! And to the media houses out there STOP giving them a platform to voice their STUPID opinions!!!

  • Lacrimose - 2012-07-18 20:55

    ANC was born out of instability. It's sole aim was to create instability to achieve its goal. Now the prize has been captured they're fresh out of ideas. As one of their older members said on a radio i/view this morning "it's not that they could not deliver books, it is that they *would* not". And this is underlies everything; they will not. There's more to be gained by instability than delivery.

      Hermann - 2012-07-18 21:23

      An uneducated voter base is a support base, an educated voter base asks questions and that is dangerous because they may vote opposing.

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-07-18 20:59

    These are the most dearest words or admissions I've ever heard from an ANC official. Jislaaik this is what we need, upon admission starts the healing process. One doesn't need to be a genius to realise that what the ANC guys care about is to advance their political careers once they get elected. I truly pity those who expect their circumstances to be changed by these guys once they get voted into power!

  • fdalana - 2012-07-18 21:02

    she must leave him alone.it is people like her who are giving the ANC a bad name.

      Irene - 2012-07-18 22:48

      cANCer gives itself a bad name.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-19 10:15

      Fdalana, the ANC is quite capable of giving itself a bad name. It needs no help from Winnie or anyone else for that matter.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-19 13:15

      Nobody has to try to give the ANC a bad name.

  • Hannes Truter - 2012-07-18 21:12

    ....and made the comment nogal while hanging out with the unstable!!!!

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-07-18 21:18

    Hahaha... And said ALL of this in the company of an 'expelled' member? Uhmmmm makes you wonder how big the split is! Or should I rephrase that - 'how big the bang is gonna be!' Bye bye ANC

  • tommo.too - 2012-07-18 21:27

    Her analysis of the ANCs plight is quite correct and ironically she has understood. The blame however is also hers to carry. Together with the very dubious and somewhat suspect individuals she hangs out with. In nuclear terminology this is called "melt down phase"...

  • Malose-Nyatlo - 2012-07-18 21:33

    Greed tearing the ANC apart... Why should the we bother about a group that can't control its appetite for power and material possession - except for the fact this group has the potential to bring down the country with them?

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-18 21:58

      It's not just greed. It's a failure to grasp the *real* issues. Mbeki's govt denied Eskom permission to extend the grid to cater for the growth they knew was coming. Ag never mind, people have lived without, a few more years won't matter. None of them thought that it would not only p many people off but that that decision would totally collapse our industrial, manuf & mining development. No-one saw that with one decision (well two but we'll get to that later), in 2012 gazillions of people are unemployed. The other fatal move they made was insisting on re-architecting the edu. system over and over. Catering to the lowest common-denominator instead of competing. Not only in Africa but in a world-wide arena. Greed plays a role, but incredible lack of imagination, planning and foresight are the real culprits. They had the studies for both electricity and edu but decided to push ahead anyway. The Alliance is rich in idealism, theories and polices but has zero grasp on reality.

  • rithin.sewsunker - 2012-07-18 21:41

    Not getting a piece of the pie, so its tragic? Only thing tragic is your mental instability Winnie.

  • Rynoux Du Preez - 2012-07-18 21:45

    Why don't Winni just adopt or marry Juluis, seeing that he now drifts in her shadow all the time like the naughty kid that runs to his aunty when he did something wrong.

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-07-18 21:58

    Some of you on these comments sections need to be very wise how you criticise others. Winnie is not perfect but she was the wife of our beloved Nelson and she stood up, as a young wife nobly, to a fascist regime who cared nothing for black lives. If you want African people to increasingly vote for the DA,then provide them with the confidence that you have at least changed. So that voting for the DA won't feel like voting for the old National Party. Do not underrate the power of the internet to change the destiny of nations. Obama's use of the internet in the last US election is the key example of this.

      Lacrimose - 2012-07-18 22:06

      Ja she stood up, then was involved in the killing of young man and smuggled diamonds. Many start off with good intentions, few can go the distance or walk the talk

      Ayanda Mathunjwa - 2012-07-18 22:21

      The ANC has forgotten the people.

      rocky.bell.927 - 2012-07-18 22:39

      Jeremy my good friend. Just WHY do you think Mandela divorced her .. she could not even honour her marriage vows, how in the hell can she be trusted with millions of peoples plights?? She was a co-accused in the murder of Stompie Sepei, she was convicted of fraud and corruption (false information - Saambou loans), Canada refused her a visum to receive a "honary" prize!!!! By the way: Helen Zille was part of the Black Sash and constantly attacked the apartheid government. While a journalist in the late 80's she brought Steve Biko's plight to the people of world. JUST WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR A PARTY THAT REALLY CARES????????

  • rocky.bell.927 - 2012-07-18 22:16

    "*********Madikizela-Mandela was speaking at an orphanage in the Eastern Cape, where she was delivering toys to children***** STOMPIES??????

  • anele.mveku - 2012-07-18 22:20

    Is she saying this out of concern about the ANC or is just being bitter because of Malema z suspension?

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-07-18 22:23

    South Africa's own OJ simpson

      antin.herinck - 2012-07-19 09:03

      Well put. At least as remorseless.

  • ndumiso.mhlophe - 2012-07-18 22:49

    if A.N.C 's un-stable what are u doing with confusion makers, You want them to campain for you to be the next vice-President of Tokyo. Winnie 's not playing her role as she 's one of the oldest members better stay out of it coz u increasing the un-stable-ness?

  • Millos Mpofu - 2012-07-19 01:55

    sigcinele matala make Graca Gogo Winnie wahluleka nesive siyabonga ne support siyayibona phakatsi kwakho nebatukulu bamutala make lo hlakani phile wetanjalo

      Msika - 2012-07-19 07:55

      Wow!! You cannot right properly in what appears to be your mother tongue.

      mantsho.tlali - 2012-07-19 18:44

      Village idiot

  • vincent.vinsaint - 2012-07-19 02:27

    Some of comments made in here are politically very wet behind the ears. I suggest you go to your branches and organise political classes, then you will come to know who Winnie is among other things. Stompie was no hero! 'Nuf said.

      antin.herinck - 2012-07-19 09:12

      Stompie was no hero, so Judge Winnie decided he had to die and gave the order. Are you a hero Vincent? If others dislike your ways or politics, should they also go and murder you? You are as crazy as she is. (Regards to your crazy suggestion that we go to your ANC-brainwashing sessions. I see the results in you. No thanks -go and stick it.)

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-19 10:19

      Vincent did Stompie have to be a hero to stay alive?. What nonsense you speak.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-19 13:18

      Speaking of wet behind the ears.............

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-07-19 02:36

    May the ANC implode in it's m*er!! I pray for it's total demise !! Winnie and Juju

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-19 03:10

      I was celebrating the ANC's instability on mandela day. May they eat each other like dogs

      lehlohonolo.kompi - 2012-07-19 07:44

      yo just a lost wild dog boet.. see you praying to a western god and this here is Africa jack. disrespectful piece of cheat

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-07-19 13:20

      lehloooooolllllnononnnllllhhhhhoollll - you mean there is something we're supposed to respect? What? Where?

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-07-19 05:35

    No toys or compassion for Stopie Sipeng.

  • Muffin_man_can - 2012-07-19 05:40

    The Anc's rule is coming to an end, within the next 10 years another party will emerge that will be more representitive of the total population of SA, and the ruling period of the Anc will go down in history books characterized by arrogance, incompetence, corruption and lack of delivering.

  • john.mahlahlane - 2012-07-19 06:21

    Aunt Winnie tell us what we should do. Advise.

  • Ansie Van Der Gryp - 2012-07-19 06:44

    it is not aunt its mama winnie she is the mother of all the killing, raping, stealing, little boys.

  • johann.pretorius.7 - 2012-07-19 07:32

    Now that is the kettle calling the pot black. Hanging out with the biggest stirrers in the party and then ranting about division...

  • Warwick - 2012-07-19 09:11

    Is it the ANC young Stompie gave his life for? Stompie and his ancestors are waiting.

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2012-07-19 09:29

    Bad news this woman.

  • Harald - 2012-07-19 09:39

    I think Nelson would cry if he knew what Juju and friends stand for... thats sad!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-07-19 10:12

    She is really keeping some wonderful company isn't she?. Now we know why she is suddenly speaking about the ANC in negative terms.

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  • Boos - 2012-07-19 14:04

    //It was tragic that former president Nelson Mandela was celebrating his birthday at a time of instability in the ANC// Lets go tell Madiba to not celebrate his birthday when the ANC is in a state of instability ... That really makes sense...

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-19 14:14

    Seems she likes toy boys now. She is an evil just look who she is hanging around with.....this my be the black mafia at its best. Hey Winnie you trying to run for president now. You had plenty time to speak out and come clean but like all your cadres whilst you were all washing each others hands that was fine, now nobody wants to wash your hand anymore......shame hey....go suck on sour grapes.

  • wmoyo2 - 2012-07-19 14:51

    The honourable thing to do is to retire from Politics. You are old enough. Hanging around with Jujus will not help or will it make you youger.

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