ANC are sissies, says De Lille

2011-05-10 22:07

Cape Town - The ANC and the DA are neck-and-neck in the battle for Cape Town in the upcoming municipal elections, Democratic Alliance mayoral candidate for the city Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday.

Addressing students at the University of Cape Town, she said it was important for every DA supporter to vote to ensure the party remained in power.

"In 2006 we got only 46% of the vote. We need every DA supporter to vote on election day to achieve an outright majority," said De Lille.

She said Cape Town was the best run municipality in the country and that the people living there could ensure it remained that way by voting.

"We don't want this city to return to the days when the ANC was in power," she said.

"If you don't go and vote, you will risk returning to the days of the ANC."

She said the DA was seeking another term to engage with the people of Cape Town.

Promises kept

The party had done much in the past five years in terms of service delivery and it had kept the promises it had made.

"On May 18, please vote and vote DA... we can keep the city out of the hands of the ANC."

DA leader Helen Zille said the party focused on service delivery and had a track record in the city to prove it.

She appealed to people to vote DA to allow the party to build on the foundation it had laid in the past five years.

The DA wanted to win Cape Town "outright" as well as acquire a platform in local government in many other provinces.

She said youth had an important role to play in elections and urged them to be pro-active. Evidence showed that "young people" were emerging as a key factor in politics.

She said that over 80% of newly registered voters were not yet 30.

Zille said race should not be used as an issue when voting.

Between 200 to 300 students of all races and not all DA supporters had gathered in the auditorium to listen to Zille.

The students, some of them addressing her as "Helen" questioned Zille about the DA's strategy and the fact that it was so similar to the ANC's in that it only attacked the opposition. One student asked whether she was making up any facts about Cape Town being the best run metro in the country.

‘ANC are sissies’

Other questions about open-air toilets as well as the poor quality of public education and healthcare within the metro were also asked.

Zille, while agreeing that "education for the poor is disastrous", said there were also many public schools in the metro that achieved excellent results.

She blamed "teacher quality" as one of the main reasons for the poor quality of public education.

When asked if the DA was intimidated by the ANC Youth League or the party's leaders, Zille said the ANC was a "closed-crony party" in which one needed to have political connections and that there was no reason for the DA to be intimidated.

De Lille responded saying the ANC were sissies who were, in fact, intimidated by the DA.

"We are not intimidated by the ANCYL or ANC leaders. They are intimidated by us.

"I call them sissies because they are intimidated by us," she said to loud applause from the auditorium.

  • william.botha - 2011-05-10 22:15

    Patricia for president.

      saabnut - 2011-05-11 07:30

      Here, here! Someone who is not intimidated by the barbarism and bully tactics of the ANC supporters.

      Maki - 2011-05-11 08:42

      ROFL - we are not scared of the DA. Our analysis shows an ANC majority in Cape Town. She has a few days to continue monkeying around and then its over for her ..gone , bye bye silly zille.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-11 08:45

      @Maki - my analysis shows that you are an indoctrinated gentleman.

      craig - 2011-05-11 08:56

      @Maki did the anc give you a yellow sweater, tender and a passport to heaven or are you just retarded?

      HCrouse - 2011-05-11 09:31

      @Maki: Read Rapier further on, silly boy/girl. Or wait - that doesn't really matter to you does it?

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-05-11 10:46

      @Maki Your analysis. Pfft, no one in the ANC has the mental ability to do an analysis.

      DeonL - 2011-05-11 11:39

      Maki, Zille's job is not on the line as she is not the mayor here. I can see Patricia as President 1 day too.

      supporter - 2011-05-11 15:23


  • Spoofed - 2011-05-10 22:25

    DA ALL THE WAY!!! And I don't need a T-shirt to give them my vote!

  • Nico - 2011-05-10 22:36

    PLEASE PLEASE vote DA. Make my DAy !!! Thanks.

  • edvermaak - 2011-05-10 22:40

    I used to defend the ANC and its peculiar ways because I found some sense of comfort in what Mandela had to say. I even believed it. I trusted Madiba, but now, NO-ONE else in the ANC anymore. It is a dream long lost. The ANC is a sad memory of something gone badly wrong.

      thinker - 2011-05-11 02:15

      Sadly this is the African story once in power

      Alibaba - 2011-05-11 03:24

      Ed your good faith lasted long... But the signs were there when Thabo took over with his "African Nationalism" (...= racist) and crony deployment tendencies. It gradually increased over time (frog in warm water anyone?) and it culminated at Polokwane in 2007 - reasonable people should (have?) draw a line a sand at some stage and say "if these guys cross this line then I will..." otherwise we will keep on compromising until there is nothing left to compromise on. I was also very optimistic in the 90's, but today I'm not. Ignorance is a crime if you intend to use your vote, regardless of your education and literacy levels - you need to get out your hands on unbiased information by whatever means before you make your cross - it is part of your responsibility.

      Rupesh - 2011-05-11 06:09

      Thinker - so what you are saying is that I shouldnot give Helen Zille my vote because she is African as well!!! Think before you speak.

      saabnut - 2011-05-11 07:30

      I couldn't have said it better- edvermaak for deputy president!!!

      Me - 2011-05-18 11:54

      @Rupesh, unfortunately what thinker says has been proven again and again all over Africa, regardless of race, religion or sex. But there are some notable exceptions, Mandela was incorruptible and had a grand vision for the country, but the ANC itself was not. I hope that Helen Zille can prove to be as good a leader for her party and can only hope that the DA's moral compass survives once she eventually retires, unlike the ANC after Mandela did. But this is Africa, and power has proven to be the downfall of too many in the past.

  • velastardust - 2011-05-10 22:47

    Give Patricia a Bells ! Sissy does not begin to describe the ANC. ! VIVA de Lille, VIVA !

  • Rapier - 2011-05-10 23:08

    BBBEE deals in the City of Cape Town have increased dramatically since the DA took over the municipality. DA-run municipalities grant tenders using an open-to-the-public tendering system which applies BBBEE legislation as it was intended – to empower a broad base of black entrepreneurs. Put THAT in your pipe and smoke it ANC Cronies. Viva DA, Viva.

  • Blip - 2011-05-11 00:23

    The ANC regime have taken some VERY big hits in this election. They are on the decline. They're on their way out.

      Alibaba - 2011-05-11 03:17

      Really? I hope you're right this time, but we've heard all this before. Let's wait and see mate, let's wait and see...

  • Joryha - 2011-05-11 02:14

    DA delivers for all. All vote DA. Patricia and Helen, you have my vote, for sure.

  • Stuart - 2011-05-11 05:59

    Almost Near Collapse

      sylvester.amanda - 2011-05-18 11:54


  • Stuart - 2011-05-11 05:59

    Da Answer

  • esther - 2011-05-11 06:37

    how is Mr mandela feeling about this? about the fact that a lot of people have lost trust in the ANC? about the fact that the party he was(is) with is trampling on the very thing that he believed in? what does he have to say about this....i am so curious what he would say if it did not have to be politically correct......

  • Boertjie - 2011-05-11 07:00

    Vote for the Aunties!!!

      iamasouthafr - 2011-05-11 07:04

      LOL - nice one!

      Just Greg - 2011-05-11 07:29

      Vote for the " Rough Aunties ".Jax and the Girls would give them a run for their

  • iamasouthafr - 2011-05-11 07:01

    To my DA "Comrades" - I call on upon you to "bring your machine gun" and vote DA. And the "Kiss the ANC" good bye. LOL - I make myself laugh. Viva DA Viva - lalalalalaalalaallielleiell laaa

      Point Blank - 2011-05-11 08:35

      You need to get out more then;)

  • pitbull - 2011-05-11 07:17

    The ANC are led by a bunch of bombastic cowards who think the suns shines out of the a**holes. DA for government. Can only be an improvement on the trash that is in power at present. Remember to vote. The only way to get this rubbish ANC out of power is to vote. Remember in a democracy it takes tow idiots to outvote a genius. So Geniuses go out and vote against the AMC

      wanda - 2011-05-11 07:48

      ghaghagha!!! 'm forced 2 laugh at all of you

      Sho Fukamachi - 2011-05-11 10:48

      @wanda. who are you? a nobody, that's who.

      Me - 2011-05-18 12:02

      Unfortunately 1 Smart Vote has no more value than 1 stupid vote, and in this Country we seem to have a lot of stupid voters.

  • CyberDog - 2011-05-11 08:44

    Da for da presidency ...

  • Matt - 2011-05-11 09:10

    ANC are sissies? I think that got mis-spelled - replace the first 2 letters with PU and it becomes more accurate

  • Snymenski - 2011-05-11 09:10

    I wonder to which party Patricia is going to run to next to save her failing political ambitions.

      HCrouse - 2011-05-11 09:38

      De Lille has the good sense to turn to the party which best embodies her own beliefs. She has not wavered in her personal philosophy since her (embarrassing) PAC days.

      Keenan - 2011-05-18 23:01

      is there something wrong with you Syn? I think you hopes of ANC power are failing :P

  • MasegoMM - 2011-05-11 10:47

    Well done DA, please continue to keep your promises. Don't let us down as the ANC has done for the past couple of years.

  • Snymenski - 2011-05-11 10:51

    How can you syy that she has not changed her philosophy. The philosophy of the PAC and the DA are way different. A person who jumps from 1 political party to the next cannot be trusted.She jumped ship from the PAC to the ID because their ships were sinking and they were soon to become non existent in SA politics. She only wants to secure her own political future by running to the DA.

  • scooter moepeng - 2011-05-11 11:40

    Viva DA viva, phanzi ANC phanzi!!! we support DA all the way!!!

  • Wayne - 2011-05-11 12:27

    ANC telling tales on the DA, trying to take them to court..all symptoms of neurosis.

  • Boogi - 2011-05-11 17:22

    DA All the way!!!!

  • Concerned - 2011-05-11 18:27

    Its people like Maki that worries me! For 40years white south-africans were fed bulldust... and people believed that what wasgoing on was right. now, exaclty the same thing happens. People stating that they will vote ANC till they die - may that day soon arrive. Open your eyes, its about peoples abilites to deliver, its about integrity, its about knowledge. We are not free! You can you be free if you belong to a party who threatens you if you do not vote for them! This is exactly what the ANC is doing for 17years. I have been a member of the ANC. If you are not a member, forget about recieving food parcel, forget about being placed on training courses. I can speak aout it, because I know it is the truth!! You go Patricia, I will hope en pray that thousands of people will do the right thing. And the voters will have to support you if you become our Mayor. Best of luck.

  • Sean - 2011-05-12 15:31

    The ANC and DA may have similar policies on paper but the difference between the two is that the DA will actually diliver what they promise and at an efficient price. The ANC only deliver where they can steer inflated tenders into the hands of connected chronies who promise to pay kickbacks back to the party. No wonder there is no money left after only a few services have been delivered in ANC run areas.

  • MrsB - 2011-05-13 11:07

    Atleast Cape Town has hope, in jhb, we are sc----d, I mean, how many years is it going to take to fix the roads

  • Cas - 2011-05-13 14:26

    What happened to ID. I think Patricia is the biggest Sissie and Opportunist. When Helen suggest a coalation before the 2009 elections, Patricia said no. But after losing dismally to Helen, she accepted the invitation. Is this the end of ID? Does it mean she failed as a politician? I think she is an opportunist who took the easy way out after she lost, thus by abandoning the people voted for her party. Today she is campaining for DA instead of her Party. Coward sissie Patricia......You disgust me, u r no different to the cope people, same with madam Helen...

      Colourblind - 2011-05-18 12:40

      I think that when De Lille formed the ID, the DA was still led by Tony Leon. It had the image of a lilly white party and fell into the trap of playing racial politics with the ANC. Since then the DA has matured and diversified. Something in line with Patricia's own political vision and she could move over to the DA without sacrificing any of her morals and values. I for one am glad she has joined. She is a person of impeccable character and a terrific leader. The more people of her caliblre the DA can attract, the better their municipalities will be run. The proof is in the pudding.

  • alv1990 - 2011-05-18 14:07

    The girls are going to whoop their fat ANC asses !!! You go girls.....time for some TRUE DEMOCRACY IN SOUTH AFRICA......VIVA DA VIVA !! Patricia for president - Helen for vice president !! Yeee Ha !

  • Keenan - 2011-05-18 23:10

    Note how there are only like 2 ANC supporters here, they're all fading like the sissies they are because they know the DA is becoming a true power in this country.

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