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Gauteng ANC worried about anarchists

2011-10-05 14:24

Johannesburg - A "notorious gang of anarchists" is attempting to destabilise the Gauteng ANC, the party said on Wednesday.

"We are very concerned about what appears to be a well-funded and co-ordinated campaign to try and destabilise not only Tshwane, but the entire province of Gauteng," provincial secretary David Makhura told reporters in Johannesburg.

"Our investigation will expose the hidden hand of business people who are fuelling and financing activities that seek to disrupt the functioning of the ANC."

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa was elected as the party's Tshwane leader during an election held at the weekend.

In a parallel meeting, apparently held by a group of disgruntled party members, Mafika Mahlangu was elected chairperson.

Makhura blamed Mahlangu for the confusion.

Dirty money

"The gathering was organised by a notorious gang of anarchists, most of whom have disciplinary cases," he said.

"They have lots of money, and we don't know where it comes from. We suspect that they have dirty money... they are armed and some of them were involved in heists."

Mahlangu and seven others had been suspended from the party, and would face disciplinary hearings at a later date.

Makhura said: "They are not using political means and due process. We are not going to be blackmailed. We will always be directly involved in bringing order to the ANC."

Earlier it was reported that the dissident group boycotted the Tshwane elective meeting because members believed their branches were being neglected.
 
Political entrepreneurs

They felt this was because of their support of President Jacob Zuma in the run-up to the ANC national conference next year.

Makhura said there had been no discussions on the so-called succession plan.

"The national leadership has said this is an ongoing process, and we would only be able to discuss it [publicly] before nominations open."

He said other groups were starting to mobilise, and could disrupt more meetings before next year's conference.

"If we do not stop this, similar incidents will occur on a national level. Imagine if there are two national conferences next year," he said.

"[These] political entrepreneurs thrive on chaos, anarchy and factionalism. They have been well-orchestrated and our investigation will reveal a lot about them, included who is funding them."

Comments
  • Nick - 2011-10-05 14:32

    A "notorious gang of anarchists" is attempting to destabilise the Gauteng ANC - They don't have to do very much. The party is pretty unstable on it's own.

      Matt :-) - 2011-10-05 14:41

      Gauteng ANC worried about anarchists. What - lawlessness? They must have tried driving on JHB roads...

      willieman - 2011-10-05 14:43

      There's always been anarchists since Zuma took over from Mbeki .What's new ?

      EishPasteSarmi - 2011-10-05 14:53

      The anarchists are probbaly anc members themselves. Bunch of useless twats.

      EishPasteSarmi - 2011-10-05 14:53

      The anarchists are probbaly anc members themselves. Bunch of useless twats.

      saabnut - 2011-10-05 14:59

      Oh come on guys- we all know it is apartheid's fault...

      saabnut - 2011-10-05 15:00

      Sinister right wing, third force, hell bent on destabilising our model party. In another life, ANC- it's your baby, now deal with it!!!

      Matt :-) - 2011-10-05 15:05

      "They have lots of money, and we don't know where it comes from. We suspect that they have dirty money... they are armed and some of them were involved in heists." Sounds like the SAPS...

      Shadoz - 2011-10-05 15:10

      big word for small children.

      cliffarc - 2011-10-05 15:12

      - Definitely the ' Boeremag '

      Steen - 2011-10-05 15:18

      This is the begging of the end of the ANC. Their sins are finally catching up with them. I wonder who people should vote for because DA is a party that presents minority. COPE is corrupt just like the ANC. And the rest of the party has no vision, this country will soon be like Zimbabwe.

      Real_Issue - 2011-10-05 16:05

      It will be worse if the champions of cash in transit & heist become ANC national chairman and Deputy president(Mashatile & Tokyo), useless GSSC will remain forever If you dont know. Its an open secrete within ANC if you did not know these guys are highly involved in such activities. Ask Mzwakhe Mbuli who was his sponsor for that Bank Robbery he was sentenced in the 1990s. Bheki Cele is a big threat to them if you don't know. We are in trouble if Zuma is removed and replaced with a puppet. Mbeki never allowed these uneducated guys to control ANC hence they removed him; because he surrounded himself with intelligent & educated people.

      IC1 - 2011-10-05 16:34

      They must be taxi drivers from Diepsloot

      Spyker May - 2011-10-05 19:25

      "...notorious gang of anarchists..." - ABSOLUTELY..! They recently wreaked havoc near Luthuli House. They did so- and continued as such via the "...hidden hand of business people who are fuelling(sic) and financing activities..." "..."They have lots of money and... ...we suspect that they have dirty money.., (note - in fact, everything about them are dirty...) they are armed and some of them were involved in heists..." "...They are not using political means and due process..." "...These political entrepreneurs thrive on chaos, anarchy and factionalism...". No need for an investigation though - their leader is currently in a private hospital in Polokwane. You will find him on a full course of antiretroviral drugs and with his boy-friend at his side. GOD HELP US – we find ourselves in the midst of the biggest circus in the known universe..! Anybody who is daft enough to invest any of their money in the freak-show, known as post-’94 SA, have only themselves to blame...

  • Mike or Mpho - 2011-10-05 14:35

    A "notorious gang of anarchists"? Perhaps the ANCYL? ANC themselves? ANC is notorious for dirty politics and racist attacks after all? waht goes around comes around, fools

      Slartibartfast - 2011-10-05 14:52

      More likely some whites from the third force again. I can only giggle at the transparency of the ANC!! They are in the sh1t with Tutu and the west (I hope), Malema is running rampant ... and now thay have to find SOMETHING to divert attention from the real issues so ..... VOILA !!! .... Third Force!!! Yaaaaaawwwwwwnnnnnnn .... zzzzz .... zzzzz.

      GetitRight - 2011-10-05 15:29

      @ZUMA... Dear Mr. President. My advice to you is to simply do what was done in Russia....to save yourself cut a deal with that "CLEVER MAN" Mbeki and you must nominate Mbeki to be the next President. The Wolves are at your door and they are circling you for THE KILL. Think outside the box....maybe you can still retain the Deputy President role if you follow my advice....as THE WOLVES are scared of that "CLEVER MAN" and used you to get rid of him. In this way you will show THE WOLVES your little finger and that you do know how to play the survival game. This can be your "umshini wami".....that you can use on your political opponents.

      jerhone - 2011-10-05 15:47

      to get it right ALLBEKI a clever man what are you a zombie

      Real_Issue - 2011-10-05 15:57

      It will be worse if the champions of cash in transit & heist become ANC national chairman and Deputy president(Mashatile & Tokyo), useless GSSC will remain forever If you dont know. Its an open secrete within ANC if you did not know these guys are highly involved in such activities. Ask Mzwakhe Mbuli who was his sponsor for that Bank Robbery he was sentenced in the 1990s. Bheki Cele is a big threat to them if you don't know. We are in trouble if Zuma is removed and replaced with a puppet. Mbeki never allowed these uneducated guys to control ANC hence they removed him; because he surrounded himself with intelligent & educated people.

  • daaivark - 2011-10-05 14:35

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA "Anarchist business" Oh my. Of couorse the term "anarchist" is one of the traditional favourites of oppressive regimes. Create the right milieu. Brand someone an anarchist and then arrest him/her. That's how it is done traditionally and I have no doubt that this type of rhetoric being employed here has its roots in Beijing.

      daaivark - 2011-10-05 14:37

      Other than that, I must thank the ANC for providing me with an oversupply of sheer lunacy today. I haven't laughed so much in ages. Monty Python ain't got nothing on you guys and gals up there.

      Oryx_ZA - 2011-10-05 15:01

      A notorious gang of Anarchists. Anarchists by definition can not be a group or co-coordinated only individuals looking out for themselves. They have no purpose expect being with out a purpose? ....hang on a second.....did i just describe members in the ANC?

      iDubula - 2011-10-05 15:03

      One can always reach for the remote and turn off Monty Python when one has had enough, unfortunately not with our band of merry men...

      willieman - 2011-10-05 15:26

      well said

  • John - 2011-10-05 14:36

    A notorius gnag of anarchists = ANCYL

      Thandi - 2011-10-05 15:14

      Well said John - fatboy is nothing more than a dim-witted gangster, and showerhead and his sheeplike cronies are not much better.

  • Cliff - 2011-10-05 14:37

    They themselves are the thugs!

  • mike - 2011-10-05 14:37

    are these morons for real? these twats are actually in positions of power? my god this country is in a worse state than I thought

      InternetMan - 2011-10-05 18:33

      This.

  • pop101 - 2011-10-05 14:38

    The 4th force.

  • Sir Eidolon - 2011-10-05 14:39

    Oh noes! It sounds like the Third Wors is back!! :o

  • PilgrimX - 2011-10-05 14:41

    Well, why not identify the members of the gang and deal with them?

  • CythoN PsychonauT - 2011-10-05 14:42

    A "notorious gang of anarchists" would do a lot better than the current notorious gang of clowns.

  • Matt :-) - 2011-10-05 14:43

    "Our investigation will expose the hidden hand of business people who are fuelling and financing activities that seek to disrupt the functioning of the ANC." That's an accusation! They're claiming the ANC functions!

  • Shivermetimb - 2011-10-05 14:45

    So if you disagree with the ANC, even if you are a party member, you are an anarchist??? For the record, anarchist means "a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order in the place of that destroyed". Doesnt sound right to me!!!

  • DC - 2011-10-05 14:45

    And so it begins - the "anarchists" have to be arrested...and thanks to the new laws about to be passed on what the press can, and more importantly can't report, the ANC won't even have to justify why.

  • Koos - 2011-10-05 14:46

    Just admit defeat anc and hand over to the next party that can run the country effeciently!

  • GT - 2011-10-05 14:47

    Why not name them? Or is it a case of not trusting the public again. ANC MEMBERS - VUKA - once you cut down all the laws designed to protect citizens, YOU will have nowhere to run when the sh-tfight comes your way.

  • clx - 2011-10-05 14:49

    ag kan die spul nou nie maar net inmekaar tuimel nie ek is keelvol om te hoor hoe die water deur die krake stort

  • Pixie1984 - 2011-10-05 14:49

    Oops, there's the mysterious 3rd force at work again...

  • Ion James - 2011-10-05 14:50

    why not ,it worked for the ANC in general and Zuma in particular , so why should it not work for somebody else ? and why should they not grab what they can while they can?

  • SabaticalG - 2011-10-05 14:50

    well thats how you fight kuk with kuk

  • d2eguy - 2011-10-05 14:52

    the ANC is a notorious gang of anarchists ... and thieves , fraudsters and highly CORRUPT .

  • Ripley - 2011-10-05 14:52

    Have always waited in gleeful anticipation for the day when this bunch are going to start fighting amongst themselves. The signs are now all there (as the good archbishop has remarked) - so let the fun begin. Watch this space.

  • Pekkie - 2011-10-05 14:53

    The ANC have lots to worry about! Spineless uneducated morons!

  • Stephan Fourie - 2011-10-05 15:01

    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire..

  • parkavenue - 2011-10-05 15:04

    Under the leadership of "Sir Vice Delivery" or more accurately, the total lack thereof.

  • Phaedioux - 2011-10-05 15:10

    It would seem that these ANC thugs can't take what it is that they have handed out? Bunch of uneducated sissies!

  • Crispy_Duck - 2011-10-05 15:11

    Hmmmm....this sounds like "Die Swart Gevaar" paranoia of the past. When you start imagining enemies, you most likely deserve a few...

  • Playnice - 2011-10-05 15:16

    "notorious gang of anarchists" = ANC menbers that are demanding their free ticket on the gravy train

  • S - 2011-10-05 15:22

    Do they realy need an investigation to find out that maby Juju is funding them? Oh well we all saw it comming, they are on the edge of killing each other.

  • MojoBa - 2011-10-05 15:25

    OMW!!!! Imagine the chaos if the ANC splits. That would mean that these people will now have to decide between 2 parties. That just leaves the question................ who is going to give the best food parcels and T-shirts to buy the most votes.

  • Stir Monger - 2011-10-05 15:27

    Notorious Anarchists ?? I'm unaware of their existence - no names spring to mind. Perhaps you're thinking about the three stooges Curley, Moe & Larry but they retired a long time ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three_Stooges

  • Charger - 2011-10-05 15:31

    It was said all along....The cANCer will eat itselfs from inside....

  • PYSA - 2011-10-05 15:35

    This happened to Mr T Mbeki and Zuma was the headman because now its his head on the line the ANC have to investigate , famous saying what goes around comes around Zuma and your crew its your turn now.Feel it Iyashisa.

      Uthando - 2011-10-05 15:54

      LOL @ Feel it, Iyashisa!!

  • jerhone - 2011-10-05 15:41

    it's de turd force

      Johann - 2011-10-05 15:44

      A ANC forced turd , jerhone!

  • Uthando - 2011-10-05 15:57

    "They have lots of money, and we don't know where it comes from. We suspect that they have dirty money... they are armed and some of them were involved in heists." HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! *sigh*, Oh dear, they're starting to sound like kindergaten kids telling on each other.

  • Howleglas - 2011-10-05 16:19

    Perhaps we can tell the ANC to calm down? After all, that is the way they are handling Bishop Tutu's very reasonable gripe.

  • sekunjalo1 - 2011-10-05 16:23

    What they did to Thabo Mbeki is hounting them and so this is not something new. They must suffer the same way Mbeki suffered, its their turn, why worry.

  • braamc - 2011-10-05 16:52

    All a bunch of filth in the party

  • Levett - 2011-10-05 18:58

    And the point is?

  • AgPseDaddy - 2011-10-05 19:40

    Check out Winnie for one, she has another "stompie" and "Mandela" football club on the lose!!!!

  • Ozman - 2011-10-05 21:35

    The Third Force..........................

  • Superman - 2011-10-06 07:48

    A "notorious gang of anarchists,attempting to destabilise the Gauteng ANC. COOL when is the next gathering? and can I join??

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