3 000 protest after elections

2011-05-23 14:16

East London - More than 3 000 residents of Bizana in the Eastern Cape took to the streets on Monday in protest against ward councillors who were not chosen by the community, police said.

"Crowds were gathered in Bizana's main street this morning toyi-toying and throwing dustbins because they are not satisfied with the ANC results of the Independent Electoral Commission," said Captain Mlungisi Matidane.

"The residents said the municipality has put councillors here that were not elected by the people...they are contesting 31 wards," he said.

The protest, which started at 06:00, forced shops to close down.

Police managed to disperse the crowds by noon and arrested a man for public violence.

Bizana is the seat of Mbizana Local Municipality, which is made up of 25 wards. It was transferred from the OR Tambo District to Alfred Nzo District Municipality following local elections.

The ANC won 73.2% of the vote in the province.

  • Wacko - 2011-05-23 14:25

    What can I say , You f@#$CKING idiots voted for the circus so live with them and stop complaining..............

      paulf - 2011-05-23 14:27

      I have been expecting this to start soon. There is more to come, watch this space. Zuma said give us your vote and we will sort out the councellors later. What a joke!!! They have been conned.

      Bellakanoose - 2011-05-23 14:28

      Correct! Stop complaining you fools...

      Kpt_Keyboard - 2011-05-23 14:43

      LOL, its not even a week after the elections and they complaining. There is no cure for stupidity! Whaha this is hilarious! SA surely must hav some of the worlds dumbest ppl!!! anc supporters u will suffer by your own doing.

      Mark - 2011-05-23 14:46

      @paulf, they have not been conned. They are too dumb to be conned.

      paulf - 2011-05-23 15:09

      Yeah you right Mark, they were fooled by Zuma and his cronies.

      wattalotokak - 2011-05-23 15:22

      This is REALLY absurd..! There were jokes out there about ppl like these ones, but I thought there were only jokes....! Douchebags...!

      50something - 2011-05-23 15:37

      Paulf - exactly - the only way so sort out a councellor is to have a re-election. Idiots

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-23 16:33

      ...African idiots....

  • Adolf - 2011-05-23 14:27

    WAIT WHAT? I don't get it, the anc won these wards, but their not happy with the results of the anc in these wards? I don't understand...

      Dr Filemon - 2011-05-23 15:22

      Zooma new that there were manipulated lists but still asked his sheep to vote for the manipulators and that he would investigate and change them afterwards - in other words zooma asked people to vote for corruption which is no surprise as he is the master of corruption. so now there will be by-elections and this time the sheep must open their eyes and brains and vote for the DA or UDM or even independent councillors. And the IEC declared thesed elections as free and fair - what a joke

  • watalife - 2011-05-23 14:27

    Let the games begin. They will vote for the ANC even if it means they will never see anything better than pap & vleis

      Nathan Loftie-Eaton - 2011-05-23 14:43

      I dont vote ANC but I do love pap $ vleis! :)

      watalife - 2011-05-23 15:19

      Must say I like it 2. Are you originally from PE?

      LilGhettoBoy - 2011-05-23 15:33

      Iwould love to eat pap en vleis now.

  • Krush - 2011-05-23 14:29

    They got what they voted for - ANC Services and corruption - why are they protesting?

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-23 16:36

      ...."Africa democracy" = Big joke...!! ...suckers...!! .....ha ha ha ha ha ha ..!!!

  • Spoofed - 2011-05-23 14:29

    you voted ANC now live with ANC.. you stupid fools.... tsk

  • Happy-go-lucky - 2011-05-23 14:30

    when will they learn that the right people for the job have an appropriate CV...they are NOT voted in by the public??? WTF man??

      Looter - 2011-05-23 21:21

      i dont agree, yes a CV is important but that does not mean you are right for the job, any corrupt person can acquire a appropriate CV, what we need is people who are suited for the job, and select them by past performance!

  • PikeLee - 2011-05-23 14:30

    I have no sympathy. They had their chance.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-23 16:36

      ...they are stupid idiots.....

  • Neo - 2011-05-23 14:30

    Since when have the communities have a say ... it's jobs for cadres.

  • Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-05-23 14:31

    You got what you voted for. Live with it. It is too late to cry.

  • SP - 2011-05-23 14:32

    Sweet irony at its best

  • anna - 2011-05-23 14:33

    What a joke. I guess it's almost like staying in an abusive relationship. They keep comin back for more.

  • avaricesa - 2011-05-23 14:34

    Maybe they're complaining because they didn't actually vote for the ANC?, we'll see haha

      Mark - 2011-05-23 14:48

      if they didnt vote for the ANC, they shouldn't really care who the ward councillors are

      avaricesa - 2011-05-23 14:54

      Well, if none of them voted ANC, it would be silly to assume they would be happy with ANC counsellors.

  • derkus - 2011-05-23 14:36

    the ruler of a Kingdom is a King the ruler of a Empire is a Emperor Teh ruler of a Country is..............Jacob Zume

  • Nathan Loftie-Eaton - 2011-05-23 14:40

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-05-23 14:53

      Excellent video. Expect July-ass to be calling for the closure of youtube next.

  • Errol - 2011-05-23 14:42

    Oh my - what did they not understand about voting? Simple rule, you get what you voted for!!! No use crying later.

  • lacisnesnon - 2011-05-23 14:48

    You voted African National Congress! You are NOT allowed to protest and toitoi FFS!

      LilGhettoBoy - 2011-05-23 15:35

      FFS - Freedom Front Sucks?

  • stephen scott - 2011-05-23 14:48

    Another peacefull protest, so peacefull that shops had to close, shots these f%$king idiots dead in the streets, and dont give the police a hard time for doing it.

  • Mark - 2011-05-23 14:49

    Hahahaha, this is precious

  • Anonymus - 2011-05-23 14:50

    and so it begins.

  • Unskinny Bob - 2011-05-23 14:50

    Blame apartheid?

  • gizzy - 2011-05-23 14:56

    This was bound to happen. Zuma promised he would put their chosen councillors in after the elections. What he didn't tell them was that he would have to fire those elected and call for by-elections which he was never going to do. He lied and the sheep fell for it hook, line and sinker. Eish! Only in SA under Zuma!!!!

  • Kevin King - 2011-05-23 15:00

    You'd expect our regular political commentators to be the first to comment on this...

  • Kevin King - 2011-05-23 15:01

    ANC duped us to get votes, say residents!

      Smindlo - 2011-05-23 15:16

      I read the story and no sympathy can be expected from me. the ANC used them and they must just learn to live with it. surely you cant have an entire village full of stupid people? they should have demanded a contract from these con artist

  • Smindlo - 2011-05-23 15:02

    hahahahah...Almost fell off my chair with laughter!!! why did you vote them if you did no approve of them? its too early, the ANC will listen to you in 5 years time..sorry you had your chance less that a week ago.

  • Black_Jesus - 2011-05-23 15:02

    We rathe protest than to be led by DA (Double Apartheid!) You can say whatever you want, the fact is you will never rule this country Pathetic Losers!

      paulf - 2011-05-23 15:09

      Look whos talking!!!

      AnneB - 2011-05-23 15:10

      So why not rather vote for Cope or PAC?

      Fluke - 2011-05-23 15:10

      You just don't get democracy, do you?

      AnneB - 2011-05-23 15:11

      Double Apartheid - very clever! That's why more and more educated people are voting for the DA.

      Smaal - 2011-05-23 15:13

      You know, when the ANC leadership proclaimed the ANC card to be a free pass to heaven that they where only fooling the ANC voters don’t you?

      What de D... - 2011-05-23 15:14

      better focus on da woodwek black jesus...spelling shees not beeg for the brothas....dare I use the "K" word...YES...You Klipkop...

      Hackney - 2011-05-23 15:17

      @Black Jesus ... Thow Shalt not open thow mouth when IQ is lower than 10!

      Jean - 2011-05-23 15:18

      Just reiterating your ignorance and failure to see what progress is and what it holds in for everyone in the country. You are the kind of person that will want Apartheid to come back, just to have a legitimate reason for your thinking, incompetence and self-pity. If there was no Apartheid, would you have been able to admit that you are dumb, that the ANC is incompetent and illiterate fools that should not be allowed to open a can of beans without “adult supervision” let alone make critical decisions that will affect millions of people in the country, like you and me. I am just glad that more and more people are seeing the light. More and more people will start to realize that the ANC will never deliver on ANY of the promises, more and more people will start to vote for a competent political party.

      FRpower - 2011-05-23 15:24

      Black_Jesus i think you, your brothers and sisters ARE the fools. Your precious ANC has dooped you AGAIN ....HAHAHAHAHAHA

      gizzy - 2011-05-23 15:25

      Is that all you can contribute to the debate? RACIST SHEEP! Eish!

      Ingie - 2011-05-23 15:41

      Pathetic you dont even have a brain

      joumasepos - 2011-05-23 15:44

      you think voting for a political party is like supporting a football team. pirate 4 life.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-23 16:38

      ....ANC voters = stupid idiots...

      Thriel - 2011-05-23 16:39

      and what exactly did your protest achieve today ? *lets see, you closed down a bunch of companies ( which lost money, making east london even poorer ). *you sent out a message to the world that your government did not deliver on their promises. * you looked like idiots dancing on TV for the whole world to see. * you spent all day in the sun just to realise that no one gives a crap about you. Sounds to me like you chose wisely when you voted...

      Wacko - 2011-05-23 16:39

      Please don't use Jesus in your name , rather make it black devil , oh and Jesus was white........

      Yellow1 - 2011-05-23 19:12

      DA voters = ARrogant Racists

      WITBUL - 2011-05-23 20:19

      @ Black_Jesus Sucker!!!!! Eish but I fell for da same trick again! I can't wait until the ANC has screwed everything up so badly that you PRAY for apartheid to return. And it's alot closer than you may think my brudda...

  • ANC Ancestor - 2011-05-23 15:08

    HAHAHAHAHa vote ANC now, you can toy-toy later.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-23 16:39

      ...ANC = tokkelosh and ghost party...!! ....ha ha ha ha ha..!!

  • Slapper - 2011-05-23 15:10

    They only voted for the ANC a week ago and already they are protesting? WHat kind of Morons are they? They will probably vote the same way again next time. You get what you vote for, ie Idiots get Idiots.

      Smindlo - 2011-05-23 15:14

      in fact they voted ANC five days sympathy from me for idiots. Zuma fooled them and they belived the nonsense he told them. you cant remove an elected councillor and not have by-elections.

  • Kpt_Keyboard - 2011-05-23 15:12

    People of the Eastern Cape at least u gona go to heaven, u kept Madiba in good health and ur ancestors r having a ball!!! No service is a small price to pay 4 all of the above, so go back into ur homes and stop behaving like animals!

  • York Hunt - 2011-05-23 15:12

    Almost unbelievable, but then again this is Africa!

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  • Hackney - 2011-05-23 15:14

    SERVES THEM RIGHT! I dont pity the fool that votes for clown and then complains when a clown is councillor. Hahahahahahahahaha!

  • mike881 - 2011-05-23 15:23

    This is just the start. The Gary Cooney squatter camp on Beyers Naude drive in Randburg is next. Before the elections they protested about anc candidate - Maureen Schneeman. Unfortunately she got in (with a reduced percentage). Guess what, if anc does not replace her, the comrades are going to be protesting again. Love it. At least I voted DA and got the person I voted for -Matome Mafokwane. A brilliant chap who has taken ward 96 away from the anc.

  • Born To Fish - 2011-05-23 15:24

    Cry me a river.....Sorry ne you asked for it you stupid incompetent fools!

      Zion - 2011-05-23 15:52

      Born to be wise,( but not these bunch of idiots.)

  • Grayman - 2011-05-23 15:24

    @Wacko, I wouldn't call them idiots, rather mushrooms - they have been kept in the dark and fed a lot of crap. This is a clear indication of how immature our democracy really is. 17 years down the line and a vast majority of the population have still not been educated in the freedom of choice between parties. And, as it plays directly into the hands of the ruling party, they are not willing to change the status quo. The swing in votes has come mostly in the urban areas where the kids have been at functioning schools. Where people have been living side by side in a cosmopolitan environment and discussion and debate has been embraced. The rural areas of South Africa are far less informed. There is very little debate and little requirement for personal decision and choice - you go by what the chief of the area dictates. Hopefully the swing and the trend filters into the rural areas in time to come. I dream of the day when there are genuine free and fair elections and each and every South African can make a mature, informed choice.

      les.cunningham1 - 2011-05-23 17:07

      @Grayman - I totally agree. Well said.

  • colin - 2011-05-23 15:29

    We had Whinging Whites and now whinging blacks???. HA HA HA. Oh how things are changing.

  • marguerite - 2011-05-23 15:32

    Everyone is basically saying the same thing here - thats what they voted for and they should be happy with it.. blah blah blah.. do these people actually PAY for any services to be delivered? I'm sorry to say, but I feel only the tax payer should be able to vote in future. At least we have a choice as to WHERE our tax money is going to. I agree fully that we should be helping the poor, but if the poor are just lazy and stupid, I really have a problem with working my gat off to support someone else.

  • Jackie - 2011-05-23 15:33

    I was hoping never to see the word protest again after the elections, seeing that the people in SA has once again spoken. I wish somebody would explain to them that when they vote for the ANC, they are actually telling them that they are over the moon with their service and everything that goes with it. Is it just me that is so stupid as not to believe the politicians? I have yet to see washing machines fall from the sky, which was promised in 1994, but still the people vote for the ANC, which is going in wonderful job of stuffing our country up completely. Yes they have built thousands of houses for the poor, but the building is not up to standard, a lot of the houses does not have running water or electricity and who will have to pay for the structural repairs? The tax payer of course!! I am so sick and tired of all the promises which are not kept and yet more promises being made. What about all the money that has been stolen from the tax payer over the past 17 years. I would love to know how much money that is, and now, after having paid for the Gauteng roads, we must still pay exuberant amounts to use the very same roads which was constructed with tax payers money!! What a cheek. You can't blame people for becoming despondent. It just seems like a hopeless cause. Apparently you can not longer claim from the Road Accident Fund as they are bancrupt, yet for every liter of petrol, a certain percentage is paid to the said fund. I can carry on like this forever, but no listen

  • Nintendo - 2011-05-23 15:35

    hahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!11!!!!! nice one

  • 50something - 2011-05-23 15:36

    How can you keep on voting for the same idiots and expects a different result, why not vote for another party. You got what you deserve!!

  • daboss247365 - 2011-05-23 15:36

    WHAT?? ALREADY? Dam... NEXT CHANCE, 2014... No protests in the Western cape yet... I'm just saying...

  • El Cid - 2011-05-23 15:38

    It starts.....

  • Ingie - 2011-05-23 15:38

    What i predicted has happened....maybe end of the world. My words were on Wednesday last week, In a few days time we will have toy toying, protesting, striking etc. This is the party you voted for, wanted to rule so take it or leave. What you wanted is what you got and that is F..All. You will not get what you wished for so accept who you voted for and move on. Stop destroying out country. Does not one of you realize how much they make the country lose in a day when they do this.. Millions so get over it and go back to work, home or whatever.Its what you wanted. Shows you no brains. How can a person who is not happy with service delivery vote for that party.

  • Mad hatter - 2011-05-23 15:42

    Amen, unskinny I bet they'll find a way to pin this on apartheid.

  • KPActivities - 2011-05-23 15:44

    I did not see this coming, lol

  • Zion - 2011-05-23 15:45

    I gave them 4 weeks before the first shift of toi-toi-ing starts but donner man, 5 days after the election is really pushing it. If they could read: Live with what you voted for but just do it quietly, ANC suckers.

      tryanything - 2011-05-23 18:32

      well you see now they are really getting on with it. already gettingefficient and wasting no time.

  • JewelZA - 2011-05-23 15:48

    Well to be kind, at least they realised in under a week that they are not going to get what they thought they voted for, instead of the usual 5 years.

  • Chibuli - 2011-05-23 17:13

    It is offensive in the extreme that municipalities are named after members of a particular political party - OR Tambo, Steve Tshwete, Alfred Nzo, Nelson Mandela, Chris Hani, etc. In a democracy, this practice should be outlawed by the Constitution as it runs the risk of offending a significant portion of the public. Ultimately, this country belongs to the people of South Africa - not the bloody ANC political party. As the DA advances its power in SA, I trust it will do the right thing and reverse the naming of all public entities after politicians, because these ANC idiots don;t care about the people, only their own ilk - which makes them unfit to govern.

  • Pigmalion - 2011-05-23 17:18

    Ha ha ha!!! This is priceless! They are even dumber than I thought. Now live with your beloved "black" party you idiots.

  • Echo Bravo - 2011-05-23 17:39

    And once again they follow like "LAMBS TO THE SLAUGHTER" and don't see that the promises are never met but just ignored.

  • Mmoledi - 2011-05-23 17:50

    Elections are over now is the time for the ruling party to stand by their words that they will investigate all peoples queries after elections so is time now for them to show people if they really were meaning that or was just a talk only to get people vote for them and after forget what they promised. Now is the time for the ruling party to take action and sort problems people have because if not this will in the next coming elections haunt them where people will turn their backs at them, and if they continue doing that, not listening to the people then ten years to come will see themselves no where to be found as they will lose more municipalities and then the national government, so words of citizens and their queries should be taken into consideration and be solved before it is late, in order to retain confidence the people has now for them.

      tryanything - 2011-05-23 18:30

      I agree with you ....this is an excellent opportunity to prove the voters made the right choice..if people realise who the servants and the masters really are everything will be great.