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ANCYL march: Barflies and juice fights

2011-10-27 18:22

Johannesburg - Some ANC Youth League supporters were waiting in a bar in Sandton to join in the organisation's "economic freedom" march on Thursday.

Their fellow marchers still had about a few kilometres to walk from central Johannesburg by 16:00, and hit a brief delay when league president Julius Malema had to intervene in a fight over orange juice.

In Sandton, around 20 supporters sang and toyi-toyied along the pavement on West Street, while holding up fabric imprinted with the face of former president Nelson Mandela.

Others held a placard with the words: "We love Juju - our vision". Juju is Malema's nickname.

People wearing ANCYL T-shirts and berets strolled around, while some sat at a bar near the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), where marchers wanted to hand over a memorandum.

By 15:30, walkers had reached the Rosebank Zone shopping mall on Oxford Road. Here they were given water and orange juice, which led to scuffles as people pushed and shoved to get to the refreshments. Malema intervened and asked people to stop stealing each others' juice.

Earlier the crowd stopped in Killarney as at least five people suffered from dehydration. After receiving water their spirits revived as they sang and danced their way through Rosebank.

They were led by Malema, who sang and danced for a while before climbing onto a truck. A woman in her 20s in front of the truck carried a placard reading: "Marry me Juju".

Construction workers stopped work to watch the walkers, about 6km from the JSE.

The JSE closes at 17:00, but a woman on the premises told reporters they would wait to receive the memorandum from the ANCYL.

The marchers had set off from Beyers Naude Square at noon, four hours later than planned, apparently due to transport problems.

After handing their document to the JSE, the plan was to walk to Pretoria, about 50km from Johannesburg, where a night vigil was expected to be held.

The group then intended converging on the Union Buildings on Friday.

Comments
  • Jan - 2011-10-27 18:26

    A long walk to...

      Andries - 2011-10-27 18:34

      ........free orange juice!

      Amos - 2011-10-27 18:51

      Who will have the last laugh when JUJU becomes your president?.

      Vukani - 2011-10-27 19:08

      This society is still dominated by a Eurocentric theme that is unfair on all those who don’t have any European ancestry.

      Myth - 2011-10-27 19:31

      @Vukani: and you are busy failing yourself, it's always someone else's fault hey? I always enjoy watching an awesome intellect at work, sadly that would be elsewhere, though.

      Chris - 2011-10-27 19:52

      @Vukani So what do you want from me, a artisan. Do you want me to resign so a black person must be appointed in my position. What do you want us to do. Must we all resign and go onto grants. Do you want to take my house, will you take the installments???. I just don't understand what to do that will make you happy. White people do more for black people than black people do for their own. I am yet to see a black person in his merc. give money to a black beggar at the robot. Again, what do you want me, common working class person, to do for you???

      Ron - 2011-10-27 19:54

      Who will have the last laugh when the country goes the same way as Zim. Check this out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuEc-nFULY8

      Paul - 2011-10-27 19:57

      We are marching to Pretoria ...

      Lordwick - 2011-10-27 19:59

      A long walk has been done my young idiot fellow south african,this is the shortest way to give and share the wealth of this beloved country of ours.

      piet.strydom - 2011-10-27 20:12

      @Amos - the problem is that VERY few people will laugh when Juju becomes president.... And unless YOU are part of the corrupt inner circle, you will also not be laughinh, because economically you will be even worse off than now.

      Robs - 2011-10-27 20:14

      This Vukani knows how to copy and paste. I read all his crap before. Get a life and advance. How long do you want BEE. How many generations do you want RDP houses. Economic freedom. These "people" want to steal each other's juice. Where's Mama Cougar. Normally she's always where the tv cameras are. Hell. How Stompie would have loved to march along. We really miss him.

      genisus - 2011-10-27 21:07

      @Amos: And who will have the last laugh when your precious "JUJU" becomes the same "capitalist" he seems to hate and replicates his buddy Bob from up north's policies and ruins this country and lets you starve... he thrives on idiocy and naivete that you my friend so willingly display!

      Darryl - 2011-10-27 21:38

      @Vukani: OK, first off, because I keep seeing this here and it's idiotic: "underprivileged" isn't passive. Here, hope this helps your understanding of the English language, though I'm not surprised seeing as you misspelled oppressed as well: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/underprivileged Secondly, your people aren't poor because they were oppressed; they're poor because they're not innovative. When whites sailed here on their boats with their guns, maps, paper and written language you lot had nothing but loincloths and spears. Who oppressed them back then? Indians were also disadvantaged by apartheid, yet most of them are middle and upper class now. Why is that? Thirdly, whites have only been in South Africa since 1652. That's 359 years. Blacks hadn’t yet migrated South to be "oppressed" by anybody, and the Great Trek North didn't start until 1835 (176 years ago). Poor Piet Retief got murdered by Dingaan in 1838, still naively trying to negotiate with the Zulus. At the time your brothers and sisters were doing just fine oppressing each other in the difaqane. So at most you can moan about being oppressed for 175 odd years, and even then many blacks had never even seen a white man and land largely shifted hands through negotiations. Lastly, "only 17 years" is a bloody long time. Germany was bombed to pieces and broke after WW2 (1945) and yet "after 1950, Germany overtook Britain in comparative productivity levels for the whole economy", similar in Ireland, NZ and Asia.

      Thandiwe - 2011-10-28 01:54

      @Vukani. Down with Malema the rich fat cat

  • braamc - 2011-10-27 18:29

    Whisky not good for the legs, rather stretch for the long walk to nothing

      Levett - 2011-10-27 19:16

      Nice eassays Vukani but back to the real question ... WHY should whites care?

      steve.dupreez - 2011-10-27 19:16

      @vukani - dude - you copy and past the same comments every week. Perhaps you have plagerised someones work? Shame man.

      Daaivark - 2011-10-27 19:21

      It's out of his university textbook

      Chris - 2011-10-27 20:08

      @Vukani Firstly, we buy what we can afford. We don't buy the most expensive cars and then rely on the state for help. Secondly the average household has 2 kids not 21 like the president or 7 like the average black man. Secondly, malema knows the country can not afford everybody as it is and he then goes around and tell the black people to have as many kids as they want. Thirdly, most black people have houses in the rural areas on ground that he leases from the chief for R200 a year but the average white man must buy in town for Hundreds of thousands of rands. This black lad can then build however he wants to. He does not have to follow the NHBRC or municipality rules and regulations, Which by the way, cost the white man thousands to do and all the people that work at these state entities are black. When i build my house, i gave work to 10 people for three months. When my friend built his he gave work for 2 people. I had to pay R10500 to get electricity, he paid R1500. Please stop feeling sorry for yourself, we have to fork out a lot more for the same standard of living.

      Peter - 2011-10-27 22:08

      @ Mutsila, I would love to go live in a first world country. Please can you pay for me to go? I can't stand the stupidity, incompetence and excuses I hear every day. Blacks in Africa were backward before whites even set foot here and continue to be so because of a culture of excuses. Blame whites as long as you care but until you have a long hard look in the mirror and look at your own failures you will never get anywhere.

      Dave - 2011-10-28 05:36

      @ Vukani, there are more opertunities now for all races and genders than there ever was before 1994. But you still have to work for them. Things are given freely but when they are used up where will the next hand out come from ? . Show me any country in black goverened africa that has not got its hand out begging from the capitalist west. Botswana has made it and their currency is more valuable than ours and the reaction from ANC / ANCYL -- you know the answer as well as we do. So go to work and support the poor people of this country, or are you too oppressed to work to feed yourself and your family now.

      chris.faurie - 2011-10-28 06:36

      @Vukani, you reap what you sow, or more simpler terms, you will receive only what you work for.

  • Debbie - 2011-10-27 18:31

    Africa time...what a joke, rock up 4hrs late when the Stock Exchange is closed!! Big statement there NOT, no wonder they are unemployed probably rock up to work late too and as always blame the transport......idiots! Some could not even be bothered to walk the whole way they waited in a bar in Sandton, that's typical shebeen mentality!! I am not a racist or against black people, I am just intolerant of stupid, ignorant people!

      Levett - 2011-10-27 18:55

      The so-called ANC "elite" is not any different ... only the pinstripe suit gives them away

      Dave - 2011-10-27 18:57

      @Mahlatse....and you have a right because of your filthy mouth?

      Heinrich - 2011-10-27 19:11

      This is a beautiful country. I was born here and would like to stay here. Please, oh great Mahlatse, tell me what I must do to qualify for this privilege. Can I please also bring Debbie along? She's really not that bad.

      Levett - 2011-10-27 19:11

      Mahlatse you part of the ANC sinking ship so who cares about what you think? Your rainbow nation dream is turning into a dream for a new washing machine that the miesies buy you

      Dave - 2011-10-27 19:13

      @Debbie, what really needs to be decided is whether we live in a democracy or a socialist country. Economic freedom in a democracy means just what you say, get off your butt and creat your own freedom because you have the opportunity to do this. Is there economic freedom in a socialist society?

      Deon - 2011-10-27 19:15

      mahlatse - why dont you try screwing yourself fella - the truth hurts ...eh?

      lioneldelange - 2011-10-27 20:01

      I agree with you Debbie. Another thing the authorities said to business along the way to close up early and send staff home. Who has to cover this cost, the employer? More man hours lost. Yes they are stupid, ignorant idiots. Why are they not out looking for work or trying to further their education than wasting their on time and the time of other who wish to be productive.

  • graememole - 2011-10-27 18:36

    don’t see fat boy walking all that way - fortunately the rest of the youth are young and full of energy not old like the supporters in the pics posted lol

  • Ralph - 2011-10-27 18:37

    A Night Vigil!!! Count nine months and and you will see the fruits of the vigil.

  • Hugh - 2011-10-27 18:38

    thieving must be genetic. They still had to steal another juice.

  • Richard - 2011-10-27 18:39

    HEHEHE, What a circus!

  • lance.trent.kilkenny - 2011-10-27 18:41

    fighting over orange juice... really... and thats supposed to be the future of s.a?!?!? ... why cant they just spend more time getting educated in SCHOOL, these 'youth', instead of fighting over orange juice during a SCHOOL DAY or WORK DAY?!?!?!

  • Neil - 2011-10-27 18:51

    Thieves and terrorists unite ! Stealing should be made a national sport in SA ! World Champion Thieves !

  • Myth - 2011-10-27 18:57

    The sad thing is none of them will ever get to read any comments in the media, or be able to engage in constructive debate on the issues. The new Nazi Party.

  • Eugene - 2011-10-27 19:01

    Like everything else...late, almost a good idea but never gets done. Tomorrow is KFC day. Watch them fight then.

  • Grant - 2011-10-27 19:01

    I love to say "I told you so". The M7G just reported that after the memo has been handed over at the JSE the marchers will be bussed to Pretoria. You would expect that in this day and age there would fairly accurate estimates of the number of marchers instead I have read figures ranging from 500 to over 5000. Some guys had the right idea. Sit and wait in the pub and wait for the protesters to arrive before joining them. A cold castle beats a warm bottle of water/orange juice anyday!

  • dewald.galjaard - 2011-10-27 19:03

    stop stealing each other's juice! FFS!

  • joeballito - 2011-10-27 19:07

    free bananas when passing the Pta ZOO.

  • Visa - 2011-10-27 19:08

    Its a long walk at 3km per hour with a rest every 10kms. The marchers will be lucky to get to Pretoria before the weekend! 4 hours late at the JSE 1 day late in Pretoria. These are the economic freedom fighters of today - squabbling over orange juice, not able to fulfill the most basic responsibility - being on time!

  • fmurimigwa - 2011-10-27 19:08

    Malema our HERO our VISION only from ANC who is brave to tell these criminals Please well done Malema

      alfie.dunn - 2011-10-27 21:35

      fmurimigwa...you wanker.

      Peter - 2011-10-28 11:34

      fmurimi gwar Hey bru, get off your computer and rush to the Union Buildings, your buddies are waiting for you. 4 hours late is normal, so don't worry, you will still be on time. Take your own WATER and FOOD as the clever ANCYL boys forgot about this important part. Its called logistics.

  • Hannes - 2011-10-27 19:08

    The fat boy's long ride to richness through nationalization of mines and stealing the farms of honest farmers. All achieved through false promises made to the people suffering from the inadequit running of a country by a lot of criminal fools. What a chop!!

  • Ally - 2011-10-27 19:10

    Like a bunch of unruly, ill-mannered kids, they can't even behave when something as simple as juice is handed out.

  • Emile - 2011-10-27 19:10

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  • Kate - 2011-10-27 19:11

    Ag shame man. These poor maaifoiedies have never seen orange juice before !!

  • Emile - 2011-10-27 19:15

    WHY ARE WE HERE?!?! I DONT KNOW BUT DONT TAKE MY JUICE!!!

      Adam - 2011-10-27 19:53

      Dont touch me on my orange juice

      Annelize - 2011-10-27 20:11

      @ Emile and Adam!!! Love your comments. :-)

  • Peter - 2011-10-27 19:16

    This makes no sense! "The marchers had set off four hours later than planned, apparently due to transport problems"!!! Surely even the ANCYL does not need transport for WALKING although I notice that Malema "sang and danced for a while before climbing onto a truck". Say no more!

  • Heinrich - 2011-10-27 19:16

    Being able to have a drink in a bar in Sandton... Isn't that a bit of economic freedom. Let the JSE tell them that they are economically free to buy any shares they want. Maybe then the uneducated masses will realize that they are economically free.. But that they have to work for money--like anybody else-- to buy what they want with their economical freedom.

      raath - 2011-10-28 12:00

      EXACTLY what I was thinking. Nothing and no-one is stopping them from pulling their fingers out of their noses and doing the business.

  • Cracker - 2011-10-27 19:25

    @ Vukani Don't talk so much crap. South Africans are not going to commit economnic suicide because of the shenanigens of the current leadership in the ANCYL or some of the distorted ideas your sort propagates. As a white I want my share of the land back as it was before others from the north were allowed to share it. Fair is fair. History, facts, international law and current realities are totally and irrevocably against your nonsense. Incidentally, to illustrate how the situation has changed and how out feeling you are with reality, go to any reasonably busy street corner and see for yourself the race of the drivers of the occupants and drivers of the latest and newest cars are. You really don't for one second think they will risk their economic freedom for your version of it? Hmmmm....? Think it through and come back for some more finger pointing to reality, as grasped by the sane.

      Dave - 2011-10-27 19:53

      There is an incredible amount of anger in Vukani isnt there. But at the end of the day we are talking about life, and what it hands to us.....nothing, its what we has humans make of it.Its our own will to survive and to better ourselves that makes the difference...why is this missing from so many youth in this country? Our country has economic freedom, the youth has it, they just havent grasped it for themselves but wanted it handed to them. It will never work

      Cracker - 2011-10-27 20:05

      I'm not convinced the postings under Vukani on these pages are the creations of a single individual. Perhaps a team effort at propaganda and lies. Anyway, the realities will determine this country's future and those realities determine that, once jobs start vanishing as a result of the current ANCYL's leadership's irresponsible actions, they (the leadership) will run pursued by the massive body of unemployed and hunger citizens. That is just how it will be. But the damage could be permnanent and devestating for the country.

      Judith - 2011-10-27 20:12

      I agree....there is something like 1 in 9 that are white in this country, and when I look on the road, there are 1 in 9 cars driven by whites. Blacks own this country, not whites. Whites contribute in the best way they can. Go and look at whites in Australia, they live a similar standard of living as whites live here. We have not benefited from anything, this is just the way we conduct our lives. We value education, independence and the greater majority of us don't steal, are honest, often hard-working. I spent 5 years studying and still have a lump on my finger from all the writing I did at school...I walked a mile home with a heavy suitcase and worked part-time jobs when I was at university for pocket-money. My mother worked for over 30 years and brought up 5 children. I saw the sacrifices my mother and father made for us. Benefit from apartheid...se voet.....when i started to work in Jo'burg in the seventies, we had a black computer operator at the company.....if that one man could do a job like that in the seventies, if Mandela could be a lawyer in the sixties, any black could do anything they wanted if they had the WILL.....take responsibility for your life and stop being a victim....poor me...the white man this and the white man that....blah blah blah....get a life....

  • Luke300 - 2011-10-27 19:41

    hahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahahahhahahha. Free orange juice and water. Viva. ....and dancing

  • BOKKOM - 2011-10-27 19:47

    Dear sweetest Vukani.I am a 58 year old whitey who had my own little business for 35 years. I slogged and saved over the years and had to retire because of ill health. Would you say I benefitted because of apartheid or was it my self taught business skills that made me a bit of money over the years. I had no university education because my parents were to poor to pay for it and bursaries were not available for poor whites. My customers were of all races. Should I blame apartheid for my success or could I now retire in peace and not worry that my hard earned savings are not going to be penalised because I am a whitey that worked bleddie hard for a long time,paying taxes taxes and taxes ?

  • Jerhone - 2011-10-27 19:51

    On the news i saw fatboy riding in a truck while the rest of the zombies followed on foot

  • Judith - 2011-10-27 19:55

    I have just spent the last three days with vibrant, innovative and committed "black" people. It has been inspiring and I left energised because the problems that we have been looking into are on the way to solution via commitment and capacitation. SA NGOs are amazing and I am proud to be involved and humbled by the creativity of my young colleagues

  • mjvandersandt - 2011-10-27 19:57

    Stop stealing eachothers orange juice please.....whahahahahahahaha!!!!

  • Karmah - 2011-10-27 20:09

    After a long day of dancing around they start to walk 50km... LOL goodluck to them then

  • Red - 2011-10-27 20:24

    Here are my two favourite lines from the article: "They were led by Malema, who sang and danced for a while before climbing onto a truck." Way to identify with the people JuJu... walk a little and then climb onto a truck so they can walk the rest of the 50km by themselves. That is a perfect example of how Juju just uses the people and actually does not care about the poor in the least. "The marchers had set off from Beyers Naude Square at noon, four hours later than planned, apparently due to transport problems." Transport problems? Hahahaha.... It's a march right. That thing done by walking.

  • Pieter - 2011-10-27 20:28

    Vukani - first of all robert jensen sounds like a dumb ass. To say all white people are mean, is like saying all black people are dumb and uninventetive - go to you tube, the clips name is "her name is miss anne" its a black minister slamming black people. I do agree black people have been held back, but this statement in it self has a catch 22.  If you feel that black people are at a 400 year disatvantage then surely they cant be competent leaders and managers, but if you say that they can be good leaders and managers, then it proofs that each person can rise above his or her current situation. My problem with the current situation in our country is that we have leaders that teach vulnarable people that they are not responsible for them selfs, but that the "rich whites and white land owners" are responsible for their current situation -

  • teresalerouxlow - 2011-10-27 20:39

    And Malema climbs in a vehicle after marching just a few km with them.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on people, don't tell me you guys are still gullible enough to believe this dude is fighting for you. Jeez how daft must a person be to not see through this idiot !!!Let's see if he will be willing to give up his Sandton home and his trustfund for the poor. The question arises, how many of the poor does he invite into his home for a nice warm meal and a bed to sleep in?

  • Peter - 2011-10-27 20:45

    Making a noise, rioting and stealing from each other. enough said. Doubtless they will hijack some taxis when they are too tired to walk

  • Mutsila - 2011-10-27 20:51

    they where looking for one negative thing to talk about, now they are very happy that got one, but let me assure you that our youth will have economic freedom in their life time, and you will do nothing to stop it. thinking that you are better than your fellow south african because you are up there its a big mistake, you must read the law of gravity, when you fall w'll step on your head. To my good country man, we fought against apartheid for many years, lets do it again

      Hennie - 2011-10-27 23:01

      How rich. So you are now telling us that the ANC is perpetuating apartheid. Because in case you didn't notice this protest is against the government that you kept on voting for. And now you are grouping them with apartheid. Here is a news flash... STOP VOTING FOR THE ANC!!!!

      Darryl - 2011-10-27 23:26

      Ok genius, explain to us poor fools how this economic freedom is going to be achieved? In fact, explain to us what economic freedom even means? Are you free to buy shares? Oh, wait, yes you are. Are you free to start your own business? Ah, yes, you can do that too. Are you free to apply for a job that fits your skill levels? Yes you are. Can you go to school and get matric so you can get into University? Yep. You are free to participate in the economy on all levels, in fact laws are in place making sure that you are at an advantage over other races when participating freely in the economy. All I get from this "economic freedom" rubbish, is that you actually mean "we want wealth, but we don't want to work for it". You don't want economic freedom, you want - in the words of a famous rock band - your money for nothing and your chicks for free. And what will all this achieve? It will rattle investors. What will that result in? Less foreign investment and less new businesses, therefore less jobs and less employment. Isn't that sort of the opposite of your utopian dream where money just gets handed out to whoever goes for a 60km stroll? You might be all cocky now about not needing foreign capital, but that tune will change very quickly should investors start withdrawing their money from the economy and food and petrol dries up. Then I bet you a million rand the "evil" white capitalist nations will have to donate food and you'll eagerly accept it.

      Clive - 2011-10-28 08:43

      In 1987 I went to the Army by conscription and opposed duty in the townships. I was jailed. I opposed the past system. When Mandela became president I felt my stance was worth it. I put myself through University at age 28, while working full time as a doorman, bouncer. After that I achieved an Honours Degree in Monetary economics and Statistics. Since 19944 it is harder and harder to get a job. Many times I applied to find that Black students who failed these courses, getting employed by govt. Since then I have had to teach myself computer programming (Because Its’ AA Delisted). I now work professionally as a Programmer. I own no property; I owe money on my car. My father died in debt and left me nothing. Now at age 43, I look out and notice two things, lots of Black people with lots of expensive cars. Lots of Black people without money not being helped by the rich Black Man. I have given a lot of voluntary free time to go to Inanda, and many other places to teach bridging courses in Basic Maths. I live in a country where I opposed Racism but now the Blacks are the new Racist. Now I am hearing a fat, rich, stupid person who was a child while I was in Military jail for my opposition to apartheid, saying that I am a thief, that whatever I have can be stolen by his supporters. It is very sad to see the propaganda that the SADF used to warn of the SWART Gevar be starting to come true under a new generation of Racist Black People in the ANCYL.

  • Tamara - 2011-10-27 21:23

    Don't be a menace to South Africa, while drinking your juice in the Hood.

  • Eddie - 2011-10-27 21:28

    Shame Vukani. Grow up!!

  • Hennie - 2011-10-27 22:20

    LOL I guess they are children then. Told you... they should have scheduled the night vigil in a shabeen. 600 000 might have piched up for the protest then.

  • shelley.nott - 2011-10-27 22:24

    "Here they were given water and orange juice, which led to scuffles as people pushed and shoved to get to the refreshments. Malema intervened and asked people to stop stealing each others' juice." Bwahahaha. Sounds like a creche! And another article quoted a 50-something year old woman walking - youth league material. Hilarious. When is he gonna give them their KFC and coke. On a serious note, I support the message that there is a major problem in this country, but the messenger, and the way the message is being delivered - not to mention the absolute ridiculous idea's as to solving the problem is just sad. To have absolutely no-one but Juju 'representing' you is a nightmare.

      Angela - 2011-10-28 04:03

      Sounds like a creche at juice time

  • ryan.kuhnel - 2011-10-27 22:44

    "...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV)

  • Theodore - 2011-10-27 23:09

    How do you suppose me, who studied in a school that was 80 percent black with most of them getting the scholarship and wasting them, thus I could not possibly get a scholarship. So now who has the study debt and who wasted the gifts they were given? But it is just completely useless to argue with Vukani, because ......... Vukani, kani! hahaha

  • pieter.erwee - 2011-10-28 07:02

    Whahahaha and they steal each others juice....welcome to africa and idiots like JUJU

  • Ian - 2011-10-28 07:22

    I cant stop laughing - they had to be told to 'stop stealing each others juice and water' - what the hell are we dealing with here??? Its pathetic - dont they understand you cant take the bush out of them - finish and klaar!

      Abram - 2011-10-28 09:29

      but you pinki man you think you own the bushes.we want the land back,and you can't march because your skin will become red or blue. just sit there and what through the window,we are coming small boy

  • Charles - 2011-10-28 08:05

    @ vukani vukani, you not underpriviliged, you have your black government. You and your sort of people have stolen more than enough from the white people. Now, get off your backside/brain, and start doing something constructive for yourself and your so called underpriviliged. Teach your kind to work for what you want. If you cannot, ask juju to help you, he has plenty that you can share

  • janine.meyburgh - 2011-10-28 11:05

    Reminds me of an old, old song - "We are marching to Pretoria" - perhaps they should have played it in the background to keep the people marching in time.

  • pmogala - 2011-10-28 11:38

    During an interview on ENews Julius was saying he is not expecting youth to be employed on Monday, this march is about raising awareness about youth unemployement and poverty experienced by a lot of black folks in the township. South Africa has high levels of poverty and it is an unequal society, I am against this march because yesterday we read that students were taken out of school to be part of the march. Yes, poverty is not on, it eats away your dignity as a human being. How is South Africa going to address this monster called poverty before it destroys our beloved country?

  • comurray - 2011-10-29 12:25

    Free orange juice, T shirts, berets, placards, sore feet/legs etc. Why would anybody want to walk such a long distance and achieve absolutely nothing??

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