Zuma booing infused in Satanism - Mbalula

2014-03-06 18:20
(Alexander Joe, AFP)

(Alexander Joe, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula lambasted those who booed President Jacob Zuma when he walked onto the pitch at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening.

"These wolves hidden in the sheep skin were not victorious in their booing," Mbalula said in Johannesburg on Thursday.

"The person they are trying to elevate in the personae of our president using platforms of national importance, they must know they have failed.

"We will defeat them politically, for all their ideas they stand for, because they are hooligans; cowards of non-description."

Jeers and boos rang out as Zuma's name was called out and he walked onto the field for the post-match ceremony following Bafana Bafana's 5-0 thrashing by Brazil in an international friendly.

Zuma was ceremonially handing over the hosting of the Fifa World Cup to Brazil, the host nation for the 2014 edition starting in June.

He was joined on a stage by Mbalula, SA Football Association president Danny Jordaan and several Brazilian dignitaries, who received a commemorative plaque marking the event.

Zuma was famously booed at the memorial service for former president Nelson Mandela at the same venue in December last year.

Mbalula said political opponents should try to defeat a person through their ideas, rather than by booing them.

"They will be defeated because President Jacob Zuma will not diminish because of the booing. He is a tsunami, more than a hurricane," Mbalula said.

"All of their plans, infused in Satanism at best, will never succeed in the future because their plans are nothing else but filled with evil."

He said the attempt to embarrass the President and the country did not succeed as the celebrations on the night and the sounds of vuvuzelas drowned out their jeers.

"From what I've seen yesterday, I would like to congratulate the people of South Africa. It was a glorious moment - there was a vibe and even though it was raining, people came out in their numbers."

- SAPA
Read more on:    fifa  |  fikile mbalula  |  jacob zuma  |  johannesburg  |  soccer  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
162 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

The craziest deaths of 2014
How to make this a sensual, sexy summer!
This is what South Africans Googled in 2014!
This hilarious song is your new holiday anthem

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is so much going on around you and inside your head. You may want to take your ideas to the next level. Romance may be...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.