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Motlanthe: ANC needs introspection

2012-01-27 21:43

Johannesburg - The ANC needs to review its internal processes and avoid self-adulation and greed to reach its goals of transforming society, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Friday.

"By opening up its mind and introspecting this way, the ANC will also afford itself an opportunity to know how others in turn view its progress and prospects towards the future," said Motlanthe, who is also the deputy president of the ANC.

In a speech prepared for delivery to mark the centenary of the ANC, he said in Pretoria that freedom for South Africa was not the ANC's victory alone.

It was achieved with the support and cross-pollination of ideas of progressive forces locally and internationally with diversity helping the party grow.

But so far only oppression and apartheid had been overcome in South Africa, with mud schools, poor healthcare, and 2.8 million unemployed youth showing the "ugly side" of the nation.

The success of the next 100 years for the party would rest on its ability to raise a new generation with equal access to opportunities and resources - something that was hard to quantify and made the party's job harder.

Democracy had for centuries been the best protection for capitalism, but developments in the Eurozone have dispensed with some of its key elements, he said.

Governments were changed without an election in Greece and Italy.

The global implications of these developments left the ANC working in a system with limitations that could not be under-estimated.

The social system, which defined the current era, put individualism and greed above all else and ANC cadres should be careful about being sucked into this.

Motlanthe said revelling in self-adulation due to a rich history did not mean much unless lessons could be used to respond to problems and challenges.

The party had learned that there had been moments when it had to pause to consider its approach to new or different circumstances.

Not being able to do this would drive the party to the wall.

The party needed to re-examine issues of organisational systems and processes to strengthen existing internal democracy and leadership systems, he said.

"Such a move will require us to also relook at conditions of transparency in our internal business, including governance, democratic rights of members, improving the quality and nature of our congresses and electoral systems, as well as safeguarding the system of democratic decision making."

The ANC should renew itself and prevent the "sins of incumbency" that had plagued other post-colonial movements, Motlanthe said.






Comments
  • Cracker - 2012-01-27 21:55

    Frankly, the ANC cannot and will not transform society. Unless of course they try tho old-style communist recipes. The latter failed. Society must be left in peace to transform itself. The strong and the weak will find their natural places for the benefit of ALL. We cannot allow the useless to take over and run society.

      Francois - 2012-01-27 22:20

      Cracker, 99% of politicians give the rest a bad name. The useless have already taken over and ran society. Allow me to name a few: PW Botha, Magnus Malan, Adriaan Vlok, Jacob Zuma, Thabo Mbeki, Joe Modise, Tsabala Msimang. The ANC in fact, as you say correctly cannot and will not transfor society, because they simply don't want to. I find it ironic that the ANC castigates the same Europe for changing governments without an election, but then goes to them and ask for money and then on the other hand criticize those countries for changing governments when he himself Moltande himself become State President after he was not elected into office after a general election.

      Max - 2012-01-27 23:15

      Cracker, beautifully put. It is time for the ANC to stop telling us the public what the ANC must do internally, we already know it, they must just do it and leave us to sort ourselves out.

      John - 2012-01-28 16:52

      Motlanthe talks about China and India but basically he is ignorant, incompetent, negligent, a murderer and a Genocider. This is what happened in China: when is the ANC follow: “ The Gang of Four Chinese Communist Party members came to power during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), and were charged with a series of treasonous crimes. The gang consisted of Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's last wife as the leading figure of the group, and her close associates Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen. In 1980, the trials of the Gang of Four began. Among the prosecution’s charge of actual crimes were the usurpation of state power and party leadership; the persecution of some 750,000 people, 34,375 of whom died during the period 1966-76. It was at this trial that Jiang Qing made the famous quote: "I was Chairman Mao's dog. I bit whomever he asked me to bite." Jiang Qing was sentenced to death in 1981. “ Source Wikipidia. I was inspired to write a song commemorating the death of such evil people: Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs of Mao Tse Tsung! Auss! Auss, Auss! Auss! Auss Auss! Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs of Jiang Qing! Auss! Auss, Auss! Auss! Auss Auss! Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs Gang of Four! Auss! Auss, Auss! Auss! Auss Auss!

      John - 2012-01-28 21:41

      And the the mentally challenged Swedish Government donates 100 Million EVERY YEAR to the ANC. It just goes to show how infiltrated the Swedish left wing AND GOVERNMENT by the KGB!

  • Cracker - 2012-01-27 22:05

    And by "useless" is meant the really lazy and simple ones. They have so far managed to destroy a huge potential for others in this country. Only the really strong, active, brainy, go-getters will solve our economic problems. Those who disagree must show which of the opposites to those mentioned in the paragraph above in this comment have made a positive contribution to our economy and job creation. NONE. How many jobs did Cosatu for example create? NONE outside its internal trade union activities. They have been destroying jobs with their vested interests in the trade union subscription fees. But they will continue until it is too late, for the rest of us, not those comfy trade union officials/politicians. One must imagine that they all have their passports in order.

  • Moloto Mabonchi - 2012-01-27 22:06

    Its just sad that the anc has men with cool heads like Motlanthe. Unfortunately the majority of of active members don't care about South Africa's future. they can only see the successes SA have, but cannot contemplate their greedy and rash attitudes will do to it. If I were u Mr Motlanthe, I would get a farm nd rest my precious mind than to be hounded nd demonised by a posessed lot. Very soon we will hear de most corrupt ppl telling us how Motlanthe is against the African plan and blah blah blah. That's the ANC for you

      Gerhard - 2012-01-28 14:25

      Mielie-mouthed Motlanthe is another wrong guy to lead this country. The ANC is bankrupt. It just does not have any more thinking people available. Result: IMPLOSION.

  • Walter - 2012-01-27 22:32

    Mr Deputy im happy by your words yes indeed we need self introspection, the sooner the better.Every house has its own problems and it is of paramount importance that parents identify such problems to mive forward in a clear and right direction. I agree with you 100% we should not allow distruction or post shifting, let us not loose sight of the the objectives. Thank you again Mr Dputy

  • Michael - 2012-01-27 22:49

    Introspection? I could think of a lot more choice words than that! The anc is not South Africa, it doesn't represent the people, it is a parasitic virus that has attached itself to the brains of our population, brainwashing them, and should be treated as such. Strong medication(IE, revolution) is needed, not introspection. And "introspection" can be left for the general population. "How did we let this happen to our country, and how will we ever recover."

  • Cracker - 2012-01-27 22:55

    What clap trap. On re-reading the article it again became so obvious that most of us are equally capable to write crap that will be quite suitable to go through as some speech. In the everyday reality most of the speeches read or concocted by politicians count for very little although they may occasionally reveal something of the dark political mind currently trying to take over this country for once and for all.

  • Sinudeity - 2012-01-27 22:55

    The ANC is scared of the DA. The initial knee-jerk reactions were shouting 'racist city' and that the DA will 'bring apartheid back'. But the propaganda is failing, and now it seems that they will have to rely on good governance to keep the party alive.

      oscar.manamela - 2012-01-30 09:05

      ANC will never be scared of the a racist party just because the made that snop it pal leader does not change anything, DA = Racism

  • Trevor - 2012-01-27 22:58

    You forget that it already has! But I agree that the policies of the past have not moved society in the right direction entirely. A system or society can and must be developed from the ground up, with the scales of equality reaching equilibrium according to natural processes supported through education and infrastructure. The moment a government begins enforcing equality purely by looking at numbers it immediately risks moving further and further away from actual equality and only further entrenches those ideas of segregation it seeks to eliminate. If a black man is better suited to do a job than a white man, then the black man should get the job. But it goes both ways. Instead of focusing too hard on getting the numbers right through measures like BEE - where more and more incompetent people are hired purely based on the colour of their skin (apartheid in reverse albeit to a lesser degree for now), more time and focus should be spent on building the infrastructure required to educate those less fortunate and the numbers will eventually balance out on its own. A man, woman and child should be measured on his/her skills and not based on the colour of their skin. That is true equality. That is where the emphasis should be placed - on the HUMAN as apposed to the RACE. We are all the same in flesh and blood so let's start working harder where it counts. I like what Motlanthe had to say here with emphasis on democracy. Spoken with emotion but not from emotion. There is hope!

  • Burtfred - 2012-01-27 23:12

    The ANC has already transformed society. It has taught the average SA citizen that it is OK to steal and to be racist. Far worse than the apartheid Nats.

      Robi - 2012-01-28 08:24

      Burtfred you are spot on,in years after white minority rule ended, It is still difficult for ANC government to redistribute the unaddressed land inequality. When Nelson Mandela took power in 1994, 87 per cent of the land owned by whites eventhough the population is less than 10 per cent of the SA population. With the advise from the World bank, The ANC government aimed to redistribute 30 per cent of the land on the first five years of democracy. By 2010-only 8 per cent of the land relocated(after 16 years of democracy). The ANC failed to redistribute the land and undermined a crucial aspect of the negotiated settlement to end apartheid, known as liberation bargain. "Section 25 of SA constitution,promulgated in 1994,existing property owners(whites) would receive valid legal title deeds to property acquired under prior regimes despite the potential dubious circumstances of its acquisition". In exchange, blacks promised land reforms. The ANC government upheld only one side of the liberation bargain. SA Whites kept "their"property but blacks still have not received theirs. Is this fair? Political apartheid may have ended,but economic apartheid lives on. For SA to grow economy the land is needed The land determines everything for example building schools, universities, factories, and many other businesses to create employment and educate everyone. BUrtfred you are spot on,

      Wayne - 2012-01-28 09:01

      Dont know if its worse than the Nats, but either way the ANC had its chance to right the wrongs, but have so far failed in many of them.

  • Rudi - 2012-01-27 23:23

    @Motlanthe! Bravo! How the hell can we believe you!? You kept quit while Zimbabwe ruined itself and destroyed the white farmers and burdened our economy. Now you want to say something that make sense? News24 is for sure part of the ANC corrupt scheme!

  • Bob - 2012-01-27 23:54

    Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, there are talkers and there are doers ...You sir are a talker!

  • Tony - 2012-01-28 00:09

    Can you believe what we are hearing. A leading goverment representative admits to goverments failure to govern itself let alone the country. Strangely there is no stirring amongst the cattle no call for this government to resign. A Goverment that has for the last 25 years or more committed every crime in the book encouraging theft, murder and rape to name a few. Their implicity in crime is evident in every sphere of governance from the President himself to the commisioner of police (2 of them,in succession). Their biggest enemy is "organised" law and order. Law and Order is rooted in the wisdom of the absolute to disregard it is to bring moral judgement upon ones self. That judgement process is well under way. Motlanthe's statement (confession) is as dishonest as the day is long. It is part of the socialist strategy to calm the cattle before leading them further into the "slaghuis" Bewarned the desolution of the Independent Election commission is coming. The pigs are in the farmhouse the animals are in the sheds the whisky is flowing and morality is dead. It has taken some 20 years of denying their raiding and plundering for this to have happened.

  • Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-01-28 00:20

    Ag as if you only realise now? Just another speech from your writer. No intent to do or change anything

  • Nico - 2012-01-28 00:49

    Poverty breeds poverty...and the unborn children has no rightful law to protect themselves from starvation, HIV, drugs and broken homes. A future without insight and action is dead(i.e. a miserable existance) before it happens.

  • Grant - 2012-01-28 01:19

    It will take a hell of a lot more than a stirring speach to sort SA out. When the older politicians leave the trough. youger ones will take their places. They will feel "now it's our turn". Zuma got away with 783 charges of corruption. Malema is yet to arrested for his involvement in shady tenders and SARS only talk about investigating his lifestyle. The country needs some sort of revolution. Trouble is EVERYONE will be affected. If there are no suppies of food in the townships the residents will just go to the affulent suburbs and help themselves. Sevices will come to a standstill.

  • hein.huyser - 2012-01-28 01:22

    What the ANC need Mr.M, is to realize that their sole function is to secure our security and leave the rest to private enterprise. It is evident from the last 20 years that everything they touch turns to Sh@t and better be left alone by them.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-01-28 05:56

    The ANC is not concerned about you or me . To the ANC it is only about the ANC. That is the way it was and that is the way it will always be. Now, after billions were stolen and so many opportunities for development of our people have been lost, they want "introspection". I say they must repay what they stole and then just go. Our country does not need them. In fact, the real liberation struggle is to get rid of all political parties. They will always put their own interests above that of the people.

  • Bobob - 2012-01-28 06:12

    ANC needs introspection. No, what the ANC needs is a miracle.

  • Comrade - 2012-01-28 06:21

    ANC needs God !!!

      Riaan - 2012-01-28 07:16

      unto them the anc is god!

  • keketso.polisa1 - 2012-01-28 07:31

    The ANC needs introspection? How many times? this is not new. It just being put in a different way, by a different person than what we heard in the past. Nothing new.

  • Robi - 2012-01-28 07:40

    With Colonialism and apartheid, white minority illegally owned land. Reclaiming the land became an important rallying cry for liberation movement(ANC),but in years after white minority rule ended, It is still difficult for ANC government to redistribute the unaddressed land inequality. When Nelson Mandela took power in 1994, 87 per cent of the land owned by whites eventhough the population is less than 10 per cent of the SA population. With the advise from the World bank, The ANC government aimed to redistribute 30 per cent of the land on the first five years of democracy. By 2010-only 8 per cent of the land relocated(after 16 years of democracy). The ANC failed to redistribute the land and undermined a crucial aspect of the negotiated settlement to end apartheid, known as liberation bargain. "Section 25 of SA constitution,promulgated in 1994,existing property owners(whites) would receive valid legal title deeds to property acquired under prior regimes despite the potential dubious circumstances of its acquisition". In exchange, blacks promised land reforms. The ANC government upheld only one side of the liberation bargain. SA Whites kept "their"property but blacks still have not received theirs. Is this fair? Political apartheid may have ended,but economic apartheid lives on. For SA to grow economy the land is needed The land determines everything for example building schools, universities, factories, and many other businesses to create employment and educate everyone.

      ISO - 2012-01-28 08:58

      How many productive farms, ect. that have been redistributed are being fruitfull? Very little by the stats! The government has plenty of unproductive land that can be utilized to the people that want to actually be productive with it. Yet the government fails to impliment strategies for redistributions land it to be successfull, thats why the system fails! Spending so much money on land redistribution can rather be spend by training people to give them the skills and provide them with equipment to utilize the uncultivated land to good purpose!

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-01-28 09:46

      You are partly right but allow me to explain what I believe is more true. The biggest requirement is for land close to major areas and infrastructure. SA you have land that can be utilized, but it is not develop. They also have land that falls under a tribal and chief system. Touching that can cos negative votes for the ruling party and financial strain due to the infrastructure that people believe they MUST received from government and do not have to develop themselves. So that takes those land out of the distribution box. The existing farms would be the easiest to distribute, but it involves many and a replacement with some-one that will keep productivity on the same level. If not, food shortages will cause lost of votes. What should happened is that a farmer trainee system should be followed and if applicant past he must than be rewarded with land. That can work, but it is costly and government knows they sits with a attitude of "we must be helped" and not a self-help attitude in the country. This is another problem because there will not be enough money to throw in a bottomless hole. Our tax collecting footprint is to small to cover all needs currently. How will they be able to finance such a system? Then we have the ones in power that believe they have to 1st fill their pockets because they do not know or want to know another system. To keep themselves in power they give the voting masses cake and only killing flaring fire.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-01-28 09:54

      Continue from above.... When HOTHEADS like Malema comes forward it is only for self-gain or they get quickly corrupt by throwing money at them. The worst is that most of them do not have a workable plan, but they know that if they become a vote controlling power they are guaranteed for success. This success they measure in money and not in what it should be, helping the people. This spiral will continue. Even if you replace the whites. It will be a couple of decades and than there will be other whites or who ever, that will own the land again. This spiral can only be changed by change of attitude and hard work.

      ISO - 2012-01-28 10:34

      I fully agree with you Du Toit, but why spend time and money on redistributing land that is already in good use;It just doesnt make sense, in my opinion they are going about this in the wrong way. There is plenty of money in the state coffers, but unfortunatly it is spend on needless things. What does every humanbeing need in life; a roof over their heads, food and water, which are the basics needs for survival and in my opinion this should be free and not paid for(under controlled circumstance)

      Gerhard - 2012-01-28 14:29

      In Germany 3% own 87% of the land. They are farmers. Who else would you give the land to??? They are productive not like here where they manage to run a 10 million Rand farm into the ground within 3 years. I think that is so easy to understand but not for the ANC.

      Jeremy - 2012-02-27 22:29

      Using the land reform issue to protect the ANC from its sins is just plain nonsense and you know it. The ANC have had ample opportunity yo implement the act, but like everything else, they have FAILED. As for your need for land for all of your above mentioned requirements, it has always been possible for government to put a compulsory purchase order on a piece of land if required. They could also use any of the millions of acres they have either already purchased and failed to redistribute, or land that already belongs to the state. Get real and stop making excuses for the people that are ruining yours, mine and everyone's future.

  • Butch - 2012-01-28 07:50

    No chance mr Motl. - anc is terminally ill.

  • Herman - 2012-01-28 08:14

    Anc = FAIL

      Robi - 2012-01-28 08:22

      Herman I agree with you,When Nelson Mandela took power in 1994, 87 per cent of the land owned by whites eventhough the population is less than 10 per cent of the SA population. With the advise from the World bank, The ANC government aimed to redistribute 30 per cent of the land on the first five years of democracy. By 2010-only 8 per cent of the land relocated(after 16 years of democracy). The ANC failed to redistribute the land and undermined a crucial aspect of the negotiated settlement to end apartheid, known as liberation bargain. "Section 25 of SA constitution,promulgated in 1994,existing property owners(whites) would receive valid legal title deeds to property acquired under prior regimes despite the potential dubious circumstances of its acquisition". In exchange, blacks promised land reforms. The ANC government upheld only one side of the liberation bargain. SA Whites kept "their"property but blacks still have not received theirs. Is this fair? Political apartheid may have ended,but economic apartheid lives on. For SA to grow economy the land is needed The land determines everything for example building schools, universities, factories, and many other businesses to create employment and educate everyone.

      Herman - 2012-01-28 08:56

      Robi, to posses land doesn't make you a producer or contributer unless you have the knowledge to utilise it or a goal as to what should be done with it. In SA there is a mentality of consuming and receiving everything for free. The consumer rule SA and that is the downfall of this once powerfull country. One man one vote is not working and never will because uneducated consumers vote their criminal and incompetent anc regime in to power. Sorry, but your idea of land being destributed to these masses will only fast track the downfall of SA and people like you are to blind to even see it.

      Robi - 2012-01-28 13:30

      HERMAN, Where does the knowledge come from? only the land can provide knowledge for utilization through institutions. Those institutions must be built from the land. Thanks for realizing that HERMAN

  • Lesvokli - 2012-01-28 08:31

    You got it wrong Mr Motlanthe, the previous Greek and Italian governments stepped down in public interest..............I would like to see the ANC step down in public interest if that day ever had to come!

      Herman - 2012-01-28 08:58

      That day is coming fast

      Wayne - 2012-01-28 09:05

      now theres a thought...........

  • ISO - 2012-01-28 08:35

    Talk is cheap!

  • Vince.York - 2012-01-28 08:38

    Motlanthe & ANC & Introspection? Transformed? TOO LATE - after the horse has well and truly bolted and vanished over the horizon! Each and every one of the claimed million ANC members wants what each of you in the inner core small nasty TEAM OF GLUTTONY have scored for yourselves and will stop at nothing to attain it, and thereafter the other 45 million follow suit not to mention the faceless zanu-pf backup vets and west & central African devotees! Best that you guys simply do what all the other pseudo communistic Africa Dictators did and get your funds into Swiss and Lichtenstein & Bahama's banks quickly or face the tsunami of "ANC ILLEGAL & CORRUPT TENDERPRENEURSHIP" that will strip you bare quicker than the South African White Citizens were and almost as abruptly and scruffily as Thabo Mbeki was flung out and devoured by you shoddy hyenas leaving just a quavering shell of grey bones attempting to become more african than any african for having been too great a coconut IN YOUR EYES. The ARAB SPRING has already arrived for you chaps, but is in a different guise that you have not awoken to - as you sidled into your positions with the "rotten apple". Your SECRECY ACT (Info Bill and War on Free Media) will silence even you! WAKE UP!!!!!!

  • Wayne - 2012-01-28 08:58

    At least here is a more pragmatic view being offered. Personally i have my doubts as to whether it will have any effect whatsoever as the twin evils of rampant nepotism and corruption still exist as a result of the ANC's policy's to date. As long as we have a head of state who himself is yet to face his day in court on corruption charges and is patently guilty of nepotism, and as long as we have a government that punishes corrupt offenders wth a slap on the hand and a healthy severance package, or a redeployment to another cushy job somewhere else, we will not be able to stem this tide. We have two ways of dealing with the scourge. Expose their corrupt asses wherever we can to the light of public scrutiny and exercise our votes responsibly at the next round of elections.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-28 09:13

    The anc should be HONEST. That is its biggest problem-denial,denial,denial. All the corruption,nepostism,racism and failure in so many aconomic aspects stem from this! They need to stop spinning far fetched "visions" for the country and start being realistic! There are too many members who are self servong in the anc for it to function as a legitimate leadership. With all their BEE and other "black upliftment" programmes they still have only managed to worsen the entire populations future and create racial tension. Time they cleaned house or moved out. They have failed dismally and whilst there is denial and apathy towards the minority[who contribute heavily towards the growth]there is no hope nomatter how many different "faces" they put out there!

  • clivegoss - 2012-01-28 09:14

    Dear Mr Vice, Your party (most of them senior "cadres" and their connections) have smelled the money. You are dreaming, the reality is that you are surrounded by self centered thieves and fraudsters who care only about themselves and "how much for me" first person singular

  • Assis Pontes - 2012-01-28 09:26

    I hope more quality questions will be asked if the ANC does introspections. The reality is that there is no vision for South Africa for the next 100 years. Fighting racism though important, pertuates past events. Espouse ideals like hard-work, honesty, and rising above challenges. And enforce laws that strengthen this vision. The vast majority of people do not value themselves or their skills, and to have 'economic liberation' will be impossible without people knowing their skills and potential. Help people value themselves and their skills.

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-28 09:47

    The facts are the Facts, There is no Freedom, apartheid still exists and this Government must first transform themselves. You are not good leaders and have so many disputes amongst yourselves.

  • Peter - 2012-01-28 10:06

    Introspection begins with electing and appointing the most competent people to run the ANC and the country.

  • foxiloxi - 2012-01-28 10:56

    This man makes a great deal of sense!! I suspect that with a man like this as president, we would be in a better position than we are now!!

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-01-28 18:00

      This is exactly how everyone fell for them in the first place, foxiloxi. With their "better life for all" slogan and "Never, never again..." speeches. You simply can't trust them. Our people need proper, ethical leadership, with the focus first and foremost on South Africa, not on any political party.

  • Elkieta - 2012-01-28 11:58

    What you desperately need Motlanthe is for the Anc to stop breathing.

  • Gerhard - 2012-01-28 14:17

    The ANC should recuse itself from government because of gross ineptitude.

  • braamc - 2012-01-28 15:35

    The success of the next 100 years for the party would rest on its ability to raise a new generation with equal access to opportunities and resources - something that was hard to quantify and made the party's job harder. - dude the struggle of theft and corruption is far worse that Apartheid. What have the ANC achieved for the people the past 18 years - very little. Start getting worried and for god sake stop stealing the tax payers money and start delivering and this country will prosper!

  • David - 2012-01-28 16:23

    The whites in this forum who are complaining are still benefiting from the system that was termed a crime against humanity, that is apartheid. If they care so much about corruption why don't they give up the wealth which they gained through an oppressive system.

      Cracker - 2012-01-28 17:20

      No David. You are guilty of lying. Also bear in mind that the call for introspection and revision actually comes from inside the ANC itself. The beneficiaries are actually non-whites at the moment. The laws and sentiment favour them at the expense of whites at the moment. Give up what wealth and how? You have no idea how much wealth are lying latent in this country due to bad governance and the absence of economic activity on so much land not in commercial farmer possession. The days of whites even thinking seriously about your calls or experiencing some scratch of guilt about the past are long over.

      Jeremy - 2012-02-27 22:45

      And will you and your ANC thieves repay the R26 000 000 000,00 they stole just last year? The looting of this country by your comrades is probably the greatest financial crime in history, anywhere, not to mention the unparalleled rise in the murder rate which makes 60 years of the crimes against humanity seem like a mild outbreak. Apartheid was wrong, the ANC is wrong. Not to hard to understand? When people experience something right, it has a unifying effect that assists in getting everyone pulling together for the benefit of all. That is clearly the opposite to where the ANC have brought us. The "Rainbow has faded'only the shades of blood and sadness remain. Thank you ANC for killing the dream".

  • Tanie - 2012-01-28 16:53

    get rid of ju ju and his cronies for good and SA well be a much much better place to live already..........

  • braamc - 2012-01-28 17:38

    What a lovely day on beach we had.

  • Mboneni - 2012-01-29 08:49

    The anc do not need introspection it need strong and able leader who will call errant comrades into order and not permanent fence sitter like Motlanthe who want to be under somebobys wings all the time

  • emaluleke - 2012-01-29 11:21

    ANC needs leadership, and all starts with direction.

  • Craig - 2012-01-29 21:02

    The ANC needds an "Enima" not just a look at how fat and well fed they are... Grrrr

  • Johnson - 2012-02-02 07:42

    I sometimes wonder if the ANC actually know what they want and say "conditions of transparency" yet the driving force behind the public information bill. how many times have we heard "'what ever happens inside the ANC stays in the ANC - Yes Motlanthe we understand - selective transparency is what you meant

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