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Mpofu gives ANC a warning - report

2012-04-28 12:01

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's former lawyer has warned the ANC that it may lose power by 2019 it if continues to distance itself from the people, SABC radio reported on Saturday.

Dali Mpofu said the African National Congress was no longer close to the people and that was the reason why opposition parties were making strong inroads.

The comments were made during an address to students affiliated to the ANC at the University of Fort Hare in the Eastern Cape.

He said some leaders were more concerned about their own wealth than addressing the plight of the people, who put them in their positions.

Comments
  • ryvon30 - 2012-04-28 12:12

    we can only hope so.......

      thatohatsik - 2012-04-28 20:01

      Dali Mpofu now a political analyst? Hmmm!

      Erna - 2012-04-28 20:52

      "He said some leaders were more concerned about their own wealth than addressing the plight of the people ..." that's a bit rich coming from Julius 'our filthy rich champion of the poor' Malema. In fact the entire ANC is just out to line their own pockets and fukc the poor!

      Blip - 2012-04-29 03:24

      Dali isn't exactly averse to some ANC cadre nest-feathering himself in the form of a top SABC deployment with a multi-millionaire's wages and without one day's broadcasting experience...

      Gieljam - 2012-04-29 09:23

      Apologies I lost the thread somewhat have a nice cup of coffee ...

      Alf - 2012-04-29 10:17

      Why wait until 2019?

  • Garth - 2012-04-28 12:15

    All things come to an end.. Its just a matter of when!

  • Ted - 2012-04-28 12:15

    So Mpofu really believed in his client.

      Tony - 2012-04-28 12:27

      What a stupid lawyer.

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-28 14:30

      birds of a feather, flock together.

  • Shirley - 2012-04-28 12:16

    We know this.However coming from a malema "camp" member,his reasons for such a statement are questionable at best! On the current path anc are taking their future is rocky. You can only continue to rely on votes gained by "historical" accomplishments for so long. Sooner or later people will start realising they are actually meaningless in the grand anc scheme!

  • Michael - 2012-04-28 12:18

    @Mpofu. Be carefull JZ will approuch the Bar Councill and have you expelled, howerver truer words has never be spoken.

  • Olebogeng - 2012-04-28 12:22

    What did Malema told u? May be u know something that we don't know.

  • Gregory - 2012-04-28 12:23

    Give Jacob Zuma his machine gun and lunch box and throw him out of parliament .

  • Sechaba - 2012-04-28 12:24

    Mpofu is already campaigning for a new revolution Party.

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-28 14:31

      called the planet of the apes.

  • Sharon - 2012-04-28 12:24

    Nothing would make me happier! Warning the ANC won't make any difference to the outcome whatsoever, they are so confident about their power, they would not heed any warnings.. They will just carry on drinking chanpagne on our behalf!

  • Mfanah - 2012-04-28 12:25

    Wow Adv Mpofu,u mislead Mr Malema during his Anc hearings and now u make crazy predictions about the movement of the people,such predictions are moronic

      Musawenkosi - 2012-04-28 13:51

      People like you will wake up very late when they have wasted their time and energy voting for a dead party like the ANC. After 18 years what are you boosting about? If my memory serves me right it is only constitutional right (e.g right to vote) how do you liberate the hollow and ghastly minds of these charlatans from this belief that there is no alternative to corrupt,incompetent, arrogant and unaccountable government officials from top to the bottom. What a shame ANC I wonder what do people like the late John Dube, Prixley KA Seme, Dr Luthuli to name a few would say if they were to wake up now? Is this what they formed the ANC for?

      Glyn - 2012-04-28 14:38

      So take the plunge into the future and vote for an opposition party! Or will you vote for a dead horse again?

      Gieljam - 2012-04-28 14:40

      Mfanah You're right I gave you an thumbs up for your comment and not to contradict myself also a thumbs up to SaMusa-kosi he should not have said that under your name , but he wrote the truth and that's what the other party's have said all along the ANC needs jacking up and that's not going to be by supporting an delinquent.

  • Sechaba - 2012-04-28 12:25

    Viva RP Viva, We will take Limpopo and Gauteng Soon.

      Mike - 2012-04-28 13:49

      And do what with it?

      Glyn - 2012-04-28 14:40

      Yes! The DA will take Limpopo and Gauteng soon! Vote DA to give the anc twerps a big fright!

  • Tony - 2012-04-28 12:26

    Dali Mpofu must take the opportunity to speak to the dead. He has no legitamte standing to speak on behalf of the majority. Malema lost an opportunity to be counted amongst one of the best African Leaders simply because of financial greed and disrespect for the elders and chosen leaders of our country.

      Gieljam - 2012-04-28 14:32

      Tony that's it,How right you are...

      gailcarolynhayes - 2012-04-29 11:42

      Actually, Malema didn't lose the right based on dissing his elders - he saw the error of his ways in dissing the people who feed him and his supporters when he called for nationalisation and his infamous boer song. He got that wrong and our brilliant leaders were too slow to see the danger because they were enriching themselves and wife hunting and such and when they recovered from their orgy they themselves were the object of Malema's taunts. I think our woodwork failure is not such a bad politician as we think. He has done a Zuma on Zuma as Zuma did on Mbeki. Interesting comparing the two cases and don't write Malema off. He is not a polygamist and does not have 20 odd children who see little of Dad and learn less. Don't discount Kgalema either, he has played a very quiet diplomatic but accessible to all kind of role. Maybe Malema will start a new party with all his dirty linen already out there what would he have to lose?

  • Ted - 2012-04-28 12:31

    Is this the same chap who had 'knowledge' of Madikizela? Can't be trusted if so.

      Shirley - 2012-04-28 13:09

      Its all fed by own agenda!

      nkululeko.gcwensa - 2012-05-01 15:04

      You're spot on...Ted

  • mac.lesibana - 2012-04-28 12:38

    The regime of ANC would not be in power forever as far as corruption and delivery is concerned.Anc is now a party of the elite.

  • Joseph - 2012-04-28 12:42

    ANC government has been more autocratic and worse than Zimbabwe. The cracks are getting wider by day and infrastructure fallen apart. JZ completely lost focus from day 1 just step down - 64million for house renovation, serious embezzlement of tax payers hard earned money.

      Jacques - 2012-04-28 14:00

      Remember we still have to cater for all the wifes and children of showerhead.How the hell does this moron expect anybody to respect him.

  • thozi - 2012-04-28 12:48

    ... and the SABC nearly collapsed because its CFO concentrated in exploring the "forbidden fruit" instead of addressing the plight of the listners... the man should be knowing what he's talking about.

  • Irene - 2012-04-28 13:02

    For the sake of South Africa, this can only be good news.

  • KCorsar - 2012-04-28 13:07

    Yes that is going to be the case, the people have the power lets not forget that - corruption and lack of delivery will eventually catch up. The ANC has lost the plot already, there is an arroganc eof entitlement as a Politican which is wearing thin for many. Power to the people, freedom of expression and choice.

  • Jacqui - 2012-04-28 13:10

    Dali Mpofu got that right. Pity no one will listen to him.

  • Tanie - 2012-04-28 13:22

    So you go girls, zuma is on a marrying spree.Fancy first lady status? grab your chance before 2019.

  • Dave - 2012-04-28 13:26

    A Juju sore looser

  • jmaliks - 2012-04-28 13:27

    Adv Mpofu is spot on.ANC lost its Vision under de Leadership of JZ.dy hv totaly distanced themslf from their loyal supporters.The sooner they realise that the Better

  • George - 2012-04-28 13:30

    When a u making an appeal 4 Malema' expulsion? De show must just continue until 2019.Good wishes against SARS. Viva economic freedom.

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-28 14:34

      George..... here is your banana. Please don't speak......

  • kosmonooit - 2012-04-28 13:38

    What give Mpofu the right to take the moral high ground? Nothing! He took sides withe Malema cabal, and lets not forget his long association with Winnie, who perhaps led the chase with the racist opportunistic populism as her protégé exposes. Now at least the process of justice has played out with the ANC, albiet very late, if not too late. So the losers will regroup and be back with the same nonsense, that we can be sure.

      Saleé - 2012-04-28 13:49

      All the things that you highlight do not detract from the substance of what he is saying, do they?

      somikazi.pita - 2012-04-28 14:13

      He's a lawyer who represented a client, in this case it happened to be Malema. He is also a man who had an affair with a woman.

      Musawenkosi - 2012-04-28 14:14

      This is the problem South Africans have they don't tackle the matter at hand, they either play the man like you are doing or they involve race. Grow up and use your analytical thinking if you don't know just shut up and listen to people who can think.

      Glyn - 2012-04-28 14:52

      If this guy takes 1% away from the anc crazy left it will be good news. If COPE takes another 1% from the anc reasonable centre it will be very good news. If the DA takes another 10% from the anc quiet majority it will be GREAT NEWS! Vote DA!

      kosmonooit - 2012-04-28 16:58

      Glyn this is can be seen as the 'black' right-wing faction. It's anti-progressive, sows and trades on racial divisions and ultimately will only end up serving their own interests ala Cde Bob. They should of course have a voice and be heard, be represented, but its not the ANC whom I believe still has non-racialism enshrined in its constitution and strives to build a fair and free society. Just like the white right-wing that ran its course to obscurity post '90 - reason prevailed amongst the populace and they could be seen for what they were.

      Tony - 2012-04-28 21:13

      @ Glyn Why the DA and not PAC or AZAPO or COPE or UDM or IFP or NFP? Why the DA when you know that this is not a sustainable party. Are you just accustomed to using scare tactics? Politics is South Africa is not about playing games - it is a serious affair and believe me the DA or the FF+ is the bus that South Africans should never catch. South Africans are not serious about politics but more concerned of restoring the old and the franchise of the white man. What a short-sighted strategy - waste of manpower and resources.

  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2012-04-28 13:53

    R u trying to campaign adv Mpofu coz ur 1 of the leaders.

  • Robert.Mjono - 2012-04-28 13:59

    2019 is very far since we have been dictated I hold my vote from now on.. I think is the time where by we need strong opposition more powerful than DA then, the ANC will stop dictating us.. Secrecy bill,e toll,and corruption

  • Rob - 2012-04-28 14:02

    One only hope.....BUT The hope surely is that no one group has such a clear majority. More than anything else, I believe, SA needs balance in politics primarily from a strong opposition. Only then will we see improvement in individual accountability and an end to socialist/extreme leftist liberal drivel such as collectivism.

  • Zolisa - 2012-04-28 14:04

    I agree with u Adv Mpofu,the ANC doesnt care.Their councillors are drinking in shebeens while our communities are without basic services such as water,toilets etc The party cannot rule forever.Even ordinary people can c that the ruling party is looting and doesnt care anymore.

  • Lungile - 2012-04-28 14:09

    Adv Mpofu, you have to talk sense to yo comrades in leadership. You seem to be seeing happening sooner myself I have made up my mind. Come 2014, I'll vote for party tht will respect my vote.

      thozi - 2012-04-28 16:15

      Same here. If the party that delivers will be the ANC, so it will. But if they continue to mess up like now, they can kiss my vote goodbye. Currently, my head will have to be examined if I vote ANC.

  • renesongs - 2012-04-28 14:11

    It seems to me from the actions that the ANC are not concerned at all about popular support. The ANC will focus there efforts on manipulating our constitution and judiciary to enshrine there grip on power until Jesus comes, or more realistically South Africa and it's good people are bled dry

  • JevonMarshallJohnson - 2012-04-28 14:15

    Distance itself from the people - bwaaaaaaaaahahahahaha You mean distance itself from the stupid or corrupt.....hahahah What an idiot.

  • leonard.nel - 2012-04-28 14:16

    2019 is a bit late, why not 2014 already?

      Robert.Mjono - 2012-04-28 15:31

      Leonard people of SA are not clever from the beginning we should have not voted the ANC as Zuma was not clean from the start

  • molokor2 - 2012-04-28 14:28

    I agree with Mr mpofu. Our president is busy abusing a state money , how can he travel with a girl friend in American with a state money ?

  • molokor2 - 2012-04-28 14:29

    I agree with Mr mpofu. Our president is busy abusing a state money , how can he travel with a girl friend in American with a state money ?

  • molokor2 - 2012-04-28 14:29

    I agree with Mr mpofu. Our president is busy abusing a state money , how can he travel with a girl friend in American with a state money ?

  • renesongs - 2012-04-28 14:31

    There can be no credible democracy anywhere on earth where there is no credible opposition. It is tantamount to having a free and fair economy run by a single monopoly. If there is no competition for power there is no incentive to gain support and hence good governance and service delivery becomes an unnecessary overhead to pilfering the state coffers.

  • Glyn - 2012-04-28 14:34

    @Dali Mpofu - So join the DA! That will SHAKE the anc like nothing else would! Vote DA to give the anc a fright!

      Tony - 2012-04-28 21:16

      @ Glyn Why the DA and not PAC or AZAPO or COPE or UDM or IFP or NFP? Why the DA when you know that this is not a sustainable party. Are you just accustomed to using scare tactics? Politics is South Africa is not about playing games - it is a serious affair and believe me the DA or the FF+ is the bus that South Africans should never catch. South Africans are not serious about politics but more concerned of restoring the old and the franchise of the white man. What a short-sighted strategy - waste of manpower and resources.

      Blip - 2012-04-29 03:34

      The DA is truly non-racial and non-sexist; the ANC is a black party with only a handful of token non-black faces in a few deputy back-up positions -- never in the top job. No women either.

  • Glyn - 2012-04-28 14:39

    So take the plunge into the future and vote for an opposition party! Or will you vote for a dead horse again?

      Tony - 2012-04-28 21:16

      @ Glyn Why the DA and not PAC or AZAPO or COPE or UDM or IFP or NFP? Why the DA when you know that this is not a sustainable party. Are you just accustomed to using scare tactics? Politics is South Africa is not about playing games - it is a serious affair and believe me the DA or the FF+ is the bus that South Africans should never catch. South Africans are not serious about politics but more concerned of restoring the old and the franchise of the white man. What a short-sighted strategy - waste of manpower and resources.

  • Nigel - 2012-04-28 14:46

    couldn't be sooner

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-04-28 14:46

    Yes George. Shut up and eat your banana!

  • Lazarus - 2012-04-28 15:00

    Mpofu is right.How do u have a president who away twincle his eyes everytime he sees a woman, and his colleagues still take him seriously.This government operates like a stokvel.It is a moneymaking scheme.

  • Musawenkosi - 2012-04-28 15:42

    You have said it all Mpofu and most of the people who have commented on this platform. It has become clear that to solve the challenges of our time that the African National Congress have given birth to, we must think and search beyond the thinking that has defined them. And unfortunately the African National Congress does not have the leadership to do that. In the realm of ideas the African National Congress is generally barren. NB: engage me on this if you can and if you cannot just shut up.

  • Keith - 2012-04-28 15:47

    Come on democratic alliance take power and govern the hardworking and genuine people of south Africa including me, come on madam ZILLE and lindi mazibuko.

      Jeremy - 2012-04-28 22:05

      Absolutely, it is good for the country and for democracy for there to be a strong credible opposition. It serves to call the ANC to account and reminds them that it is possible to do better.

      Nikki Bodenstein - 2012-05-01 04:46

      Amen!

  • brianmacza - 2012-04-28 16:01

    Amusing that this is JuJu's attorney talking about the very things that JuJu did so damn well.... Irony? naaaah......

  • Louis - 2012-04-28 16:10

    I hope and pray that we don't see a bunch of sheep that vote for the ANC again at the next elections, just because they feel they have to. The ANC is rubbish - I will vote for any person of any colour if they are capable of saving our country from what is happening at the moment.

  • Gordon - 2012-04-28 16:13

    freeze anc bank accounts

  • Mehluli - 2012-04-28 17:18

    Mr Mpofu bear in mind that Malema is not ANC and ANC is not Malema,a number of people were fired from the ANC before some will be fired in future if they continue miss behaving like Malema.You and Malema are not key to ANC holding power in 2019 and beyond.

  • Jeremy - 2012-04-28 17:22

    The larger and more prosperous the African middle class grows the less likely they are to vote for the ANC or any extremist parties. As long as we continue to make it possible for those in the townships to aspire to succeed and to improve their economic positions the more prosperous and indeed safer our country will become for everyone. Affirmative action, though uncmfortable for those use to privilege, is working. It is a known fact that the more equal societies become the happier everyone is rich and poor.

  • WhiteNut - 2012-04-28 18:02

    \No longer close to the pple..\ Who is Dali mpofu???

  • Alan - 2012-04-28 19:24

    The CRACK in the ANC widens every day !