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Streets bear testimony to ANCYL chaos

2011-08-30 18:06

Johannesburg - The streets in downtown Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon bore testimony to the anarchy caused by unruly ANC Youth League supporters earlier in the day.

As police started packing their riot gear away, an officer told reporters that the crowd would definitely disperse in due course.

"They won't stay here tonight (on Tuesday)," an officer said.

Broken glass, bricks and rubbish lined Sauer and Simmonds Streets, while barbed wire set up around some buildings was taken down and a medical tent set up earlier was taken down.

Rudi Pretorius of emergency services said that personnel treated a number of people who were pelted with stones during the day.

This included a police officer and a photographer, who were hit in the back of their heads. A pedestrian was also knocked down and one man fell from a ledge, but he was not injured badly.

As the sun began to set, a woman was selling food to supporters and this led to empty polystyrene containers around her stall.

The majority of journalists who were earlier attacked in the day had also left.

The calm from supporters came after ANC Youth League leader, Julius Malema addressed crowds, calling for restraint and discipline.

Stones

Malema and youth league leadership are facing a disciplinary hearing at the ANC headquarters, Luthuli House.

His five co-accused are league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, league deputy president Ronald Lamola, secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, his deputy Kenetswe Mosenogi and treasurer general Pule Mabe.

The youth league leadership face charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division in ANC ranks.

A group told reporters that they would be back on Wednesday and would not leave until a decision from the disciplinary committee was made.

They said that if the outcome did not "come out the right way" they would make the country ungovernable. They threatened that South Africa would "become worse than Libya".

The group blamed police for intimidating them, and defended their stone throwing.

Windows of some buildings in the area were smashed by stone-throwers.

Comments
  • Softy - 2011-08-30 18:10

    savages

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-30 18:20

      Barbaric, low class filth.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-30 18:26

      So when do we actually hear whats happening inside the building,i would like to know what is going on with that since we have heard so much about what his supporters have done i think its time we get news on what they are discussing inside dont you all?

      Poloyatonki - 2011-08-30 18:26

      None of you business. We support Juju all the way.

      Neil - 2011-08-30 18:30

      My ANC site will be up as soon as these clowns are done making a nuisance of themselves. Added loads of photos, video footage as well as articles. Time we show the world the true colors of South Africans (Ancyl in particular) and the Ruling party's inability to clamp down on crime and corruption as well as allowing the ANCYL to take matters as far as they do. ANC, YOU HAVE FAILED US ALL MISERABLY! This site will be the voice of ALL South Africans that is also fed up with the current goverment, crime, corruption and criminals being given "top jobs" in parliament.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-30 18:30

      i wasnt asking the likes of you donkey

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-30 18:31

      Poloyatonki - you should have said 'We support Juliearse all the way because we are nothing but a bunch of uneducated scum.

      Met - 2011-08-30 18:33

      Johannesburgs streets now look like the rest of the country, generally, the result of 17 years ANC "rule"

      Fred - 2011-08-30 18:39

      Why are we NOT suprised ?????? ANCYL = HOOLIGANS = the future leaders of this almost-defunct country !!!!!!!

      Proefeet - 2011-08-30 18:50

      Dear Poloyatonki, do you honestly believe that even ONE CENT MORE will end up in the pockets of the likes of you if Juju becomes president? He is in this game for one man and one man only. Hint: That man isn't you.

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-30 18:52

      We all HATE the racist ANCYL. This black african nationalism is RACIST !!! It's WORSE than apartheid. Democratic South Africa HATES racism. Nelson Mandela fought against the likes of Malema, Floyd and their ANC Youth League. DOWN WITH BLACK RACISM !!! DOWN WITH THE ANCYL !!!

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-30 18:53

      PolioDonkey - YOU ARE A BLACK RACIST. Migrate back north to your Congo bantu homelands. bye bye racist, leave, we don't want you here !!!

      Atholl - 2011-08-30 18:57

      The Bomb ... what about the Bomb ? .......... did they drop the Bomb ? ........ in Botswana ?

      Succubus - 2011-08-30 19:01

      Poloyatonki, you spelled 'your' incorrectly. Sadly for you, the disciplinary hearing of a politician is a completely public affair, and we will all know every detail whether you like it or not, and regardless of whether or not anyone supports the '30' year old 'youth' leader. And I do enjoy hearing about discipline. I'm an exceedingly experienced expert at handing out discipline my self. Only my victims usually beg me for more!

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-30 19:11

      Listen up pokeyourdonkey....it is everyone's business to know what this idiot is doing to our country,dont think that the ANCYL are above the law of the world,we all have a right to know

  • Travis Vermaak - 2011-08-30 18:10

    Uncivilised animals!!! "They said that if the outcome did not "come out the right way" they would make the country ungovernable. They threatened that South Africa would "become worse than Libya"."

      JohannV - 2011-08-30 18:13

      Looking forward to it. Weapons locked and loaded!

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-30 18:34

      JohannV - me too. Did you take note of the outfit the silverback was wearing today?

      9mmP - 2011-08-30 18:38

      Bring it.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-30 18:51

      @P&P...i saw it and its just about telling every one he is starting a guerrilla faction

      Dmitri - 2011-08-30 19:02

      F*ck yeah, bring it savage. 1 x warning shot to your forehead

      gizzy - 2011-08-30 19:05

      Don't insult animals!!!

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-30 18:15

    Anybody expected anything different from Juju's animal-farm? Apple does not fall far from the tree?

  • Mikaeel - 2011-08-30 18:16

    I hope you folks took a good look at some of the rioters today. The 1 that assaulted the camera crew is you future communications minister. The 1's that lit the t-shirts on fire, the energy ministers. Rock throwers is potential mining ministers. LoL....

  • Slive - 2011-08-30 18:16

    dumb fu*ks, want, want, take, take, but give nothing back to society. Will they only be satisfied when SA is like Zim, another lost cause?????

      Poloyatonki - 2011-08-30 18:27

      "SA is like Zim" You morons have been saying this for years now and nothing has happen.

      Frans - 2011-08-30 18:30

      YES!

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-30 18:32

      Polydonki - Yes it is like Zim, it's been going slower than Zim did initially but after your bruddahs performances today, the decline will be even more rapid. Watch and learn.

      Met - 2011-08-30 18:38

      Polo???Calling others morons, must be the craziest irony that I have read

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-30 19:07

      "SA is like Zim" You morons have been saying this for years now and nothing has happen......you are so wrong donkey, allot has happened,crime has shot up,poverty has shot up,we are heading the way of zim everyday,murder,rape, corruption...you name it,it has become very bad and so close to zim you wont believe how close on the doorstep it is

  • Rooies Malherbe - 2011-08-30 18:22

    The longer the ANCYL gets away with this the more investors will pull out of SA. What a shame!

      Grant - 2011-08-30 18:28

      They are costing this country billions in lost investment that can never be recovered. Once these investors have spent their cash somewhere else, they will not be back.

      Met - 2011-08-30 18:40

      I notice that the sleeping are waking up

  • unproud Safrican@24.com - 2011-08-30 18:22

    The reason why these hooligans are not being educated and civilized is because they will then be able to think a little, and this won't be good for the ruling party. Simple!

      Prof D - 2011-08-30 18:30

      unproud you are 100% correct, stupid voter = ANC

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-30 18:58

      Doesn't look like it's working to great for the ruling party right now either.

  • Louis Cipher - 2011-08-30 18:23

    "...make the country ungovernable?" Please can we find Malema and Co. guilty? I cannot wait any longer for this country to reach its boiling point. It's been at the edge for so long now. I hope it it tips. At least that way we can have our fight and rebuilding can begin. Not looking forward to it, but it needs to happen.

  • Coen - 2011-08-30 18:23

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely... Julius just wants some of what ZumZum has so brazenly claimed for himself. African politics..... EISH!

  • Spearo 1 - 2011-08-30 18:23

    Well done to the ANCYL. Just keep on showing the rest of the world that you are criminals, and thugs that is ruled by a mindless racist that has only one thing on his mind and that is stuffing his back pocket. He does not put South Africa first, but himself.

      Poloyatonki - 2011-08-30 18:28

      I can say the same about riots in London.

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-30 18:33

      Polydonkey - F*ck but you're ignorant.

      Broloks - 2011-08-30 18:36

      @Poly, yes you can. Funny enough, most of the faces flashed on tv from London was of the same colour...

      Andy - 2011-08-30 18:40

      Poly - what's the unemplyment rate in the UK? Whats the unemployment rate in SA? Bet you cant stand the fact that the UK has arrested nad prosecuted over 2000 people who took part in the riots (so far) and will continue to hunt down and prosecute people for the next 2 years - That's what a REAL country is run like, no nonsence from criminal elements like the bunch of clowns that you look up to.

      Met - 2011-08-30 18:42

      "---One thing on his mind" On his what??

  • domsie - 2011-08-30 18:23

    Juju will get his come uppance, in this disciplinary or the next....

  • Mark - 2011-08-30 18:24

    So much for logic.. Let's see... Our man stands accused of sewing discord in our organisation!! Poppycock!! Burn the flag, and t shirts bearing the image of our organisation's leader to prove his innocence! Encouraging violence?! Not in my lifetime... Not in a thousand years!! Attack the police and make the streets run red with the blood of our enemies who dare to call us violent

  • Lyndatjie - 2011-08-30 18:27

    Beware the rabble who finds a common cause....

  • nkhadi - 2011-08-30 18:28

    that is stupid and the bastards should be expelled from the ANC. MALEMA the ANC don't need you anymore. you need anc but the fact of the matter is we don't need you.

  • rasklot - 2011-08-30 18:31

    BBC are doing a great job of showing what tossers the ANCYL are. Even had the snippet of "bloody agent, bastard" on this mornings segment. About time the world starts to see what really goes on in the basket case banana republic that I used to proudly call home.

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-30 18:37

      Glad this is being shown internationally. Maybe the rest of the world will now understand why apartheid existed in the first place!

      Coen - 2011-08-30 18:41

      Not so sure you thought that one through from start to finish Pink...

      gizzy - 2011-08-30 19:09

      Was on SKY news as well. ha!ha!ha!

  • Thabo - 2011-08-30 18:38

    What a day we had in Suid Afrika. We are now waiting for another round tommorow...... g for another round tommorow......

      Dmitri - 2011-08-30 19:04

      thabo - stop wa***ng in public

  • mark.mgobhozi - 2011-08-30 18:41

    Malema should go and wish that dicision makers should consider us voters that we need peace in our country and neighbouring countries. This country will can not afford to be lead by the youth and the youth leagues constitution should be amended and that in it it should state that the Youth League has no power and major decissions. I'm a 34 yr old black South African and I still say we have big dreams for our country and we do need foreign trust in our Old Leadership.

      gizzy - 2011-08-30 19:11

      Agreed. Youth should end at 25 like all normal countries! That fat pig is only youth in IQ

  • chris.khanye - 2011-08-30 18:42

    Remember the violent march Malema as COSAS leader led in JHB CBD? Today it was part 2. Treating Malema with kid gloves then, the repercussions are evident today. Chickens (ANC) is coming home to roast. ANC is reaping what it planted years ago. If Winnie Mandela sees a future SA leader in Malema - then God help us all. Zuma and present ANC top brass benefited from Malema's hooliganism during the infamous Mbeki recall. And because now Malema is contempleting again recalling some in the ANC, then we have this! Malema was a hooligan then (COSAS leader), Polokoane and today. ANC is full of hooligans, period!!

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-30 18:58

      We hear you. Nelson Mandela who paid with his life for democratic freedom, must be so ashamed of the ANC and their uneducated, rioting Youth League.

      gizzy - 2011-08-30 19:12

      Exactly. Only aping Zuma's behaviour. He was rewarded for it and now these scumbags think the same will happen.

  • Kappie - 2011-08-30 18:42

    @ poloyatonki, as a blind fool look at what your educated peers are syaing about your JUJU, and posted by an african SOUTH,: http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2011/08/30/anc-youth-riot-over-malema-dc---pictures?filter=all_comments

  • UnproudSA - 2011-08-30 18:42

    There's only one word to describe this lot, and it starts with a "k" and has double "f" in the middle. Quite apt for the savages

  • Fairdom - 2011-08-30 18:45

    shame on you people. this is what your parents fought for...democracy. And now when democratic procedures occur you riot!?

  • Doug - 2011-08-30 18:45

    WTF? Now if zuma had any balls 2 stand up 2 these mindless savages!

      gizzy - 2011-08-30 19:14

      Ha! He's run away. Galavanting overseas as is his deputy. Scared of these scumbags!

  • Siciro - 2011-08-30 18:47

    I think Poloymamparradonkey is actually a white troll

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-30 18:49

      Troll yes, but white no. The old TimesLive commentators know him only too well.

  • Redson - 2011-08-30 18:51

    Poloyatonki your ancestors would be ashamed at the subhuman that you are.

  • almosthuman - 2011-08-30 18:51

    yeah it must be a shock to see that your support base can turn on you like this,flippin gutter filth...people with violence in their minds and easy riches on their agendas...let the world see ! great flippin liberation organisation that is rotten to its core !

  • grod - 2011-08-30 18:55

    @ polyflunky "None of you business" says it all! Maybe sometime you will spell better than you will smell??

  • will294 - 2011-08-30 18:57

    What can you expect when the leader himself is a thug!

  • 5AssedMonkey - 2011-08-30 18:59

    Joseph Goebbels once said that if you can conquer the streets, you can conquer the state. It's up to every peace loving South African to make sure our own fat little afro-hitler in the youth league never gets to that point.

  • SAbraindrain - 2011-08-30 19:00

    From a person living abroad - what an embarrassment! Glad none of my tax money is being used to clean up that mess! ANCYL - should be renamed: ANCCL - ANC Childish League.

  • Coen - 2011-08-30 19:01

    Reality is both Juju and JZ et al are SH!T! They are all in it for personal gain. Is there not ONE person in the ANC who can lead without personal gain as the focus. God help us if we can't find that leader... Reality is, we are stuch with the ANC for a while, su dude, please put up your hand..... Juju PUT DOWN YOUR F#$KING hand!!!!!

  • wetter - 2011-08-30 19:03

    bobbejaan

  • Vince York - 2011-08-30 19:11

    TOTAL NUMBER of supporters bussed in at taxpayers expense to trash the nation of South Africa because of the blackest (lowest ebb in) politics in Jhb today 30th August 2011? ? ? ANC not yet membership of a million, but casts impressions to grasp votes. Same with the ever diminishing league of middle aged elitists covering up rampant criminality especially cash laundering. South Africa duped for decades by "impressions" and falsehoods?

  • Babba x - 2011-08-30 19:12

    This is what happens when black are in control!! testimony is Africa. Told you so!!

      gizzy - 2011-08-30 19:17

      Plenty of decent hard working blacks. Don't generalise. Unfortunately empty vessels make the most noise and get rewarded accordingly!

      VM1 - 2011-08-30 19:35

      Does this mean your visa is in line - Try a white run country like Norway or Iceland or if your visa cannot be approved because you are of no use to anybody - yes you guessed right Orania is your bet Bloddy Agent ...... Keyboard warrior .....

  • Allin - 2011-08-30 19:18

    Poloyatonki, you are as daft as many of the other honkis in this country. Ah well, will be back in afew years and make a few million to restore what you ruined.

  • sphamandla Msezane - 2011-08-30 20:46

    I'm not a fan of d ANCYL either, nd I denounce all of their actions. but the lot that is just as sickening as the ANCYL are the "doom sayers". they just can't wait to see the country fail, they shun all the positive that has happened with their sinister opinions, always predicting the demise and failure of the country that they nominally love. I mean, as we speak 2day SA is suposed to be on its knees according to their cynical predictions. as if there is THE one solution to the issues of SA. I'm not saying the wrong should not be adressed, but in such times we can use a positive outlook, that causes people to belive and focus on the positive that is happening in the country...I recently read a book by Raymond Ackerman(a man who is actually DOING something for the country), and I was astounded by his optimism, positive attitude and outlook concerning our progress...

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