Get me a wife for a vote, ANC hears

2011-04-28 18:41

Durban - ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe heard of unfulfilled election promises when he campaigned in a coloured area in Durban’s polluted South Basin on Thursday.

Mantashe, who was making door-to-door visits in Wentworth, located near two oil refineries, was reminded of former President Thabo Mbeki’s undertakings to voters during the 2004 general elections campaign.

Some of these, which included refurbishment of dilapidated municipal flats, had not materialised, residents claimed.

“They promise they will fix that and that during campaigns and nothing happens. That is why I get cross,” said one man who did not want to be named.

He said he was a "Democratic Alliance man", but was disappointed by all political parties.

Mantashe was accompanied by KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Zweli Mkhize. The areas Mantashe and Mkhize visited have two wards - one controlled by the DA and the other by the Inkatha Freedom Party.

Most residents welcomed the ANC leaders, but some were hostile. Brian Hargreaves told Mantashe, during a visit to a local supermarket, that he would vote for the ANC if he gave him R1 000 to buy groceries.

Shopkeeper Douglas Seethal said he would vote for the ruling party if Mantashe arranged a second wife for him.

“I need a second wife and I don’t have money to pay for ilobolo.”

More service delivery complaints were raised when Mantashe and Mkhize addressed a group of residents after their door-to-door visits.

They were asked to help reduce high electricity rates and start the process of transferring ownership of council flats to residents.

Although the ANC did not control the two wards, the ruling party was blamed for many service delivery problems.

Mantashe said people should not vote for other parties and then blame the ANC for poor services.

“Don’t vote the DA and blame the ANC. Vote it (ANC) and criticise it,” he said.

  • Sprinkaan - 2011-04-28 18:52

    And most propably they will arrange this for this man for his vote, or atleast promise him something

      Francois - 2011-04-28 20:07

      Do you know if Gwede showered after he visited one of the houses and did he leave taxi money?

      Simpiwe Cele - 2011-04-29 05:27

      how can we believe the ANC , bunch of lies and incompetent fools

      clark - 2011-04-29 08:02

      - The T - shirts and food hampers are'nt doing it anymore for Anc voters.

      Gatvol - 2011-04-29 08:54

      You can ask Zuma that question, not Mantashe. He seems like one of the more level headed kingpins of the ANC. This article raises a valid point. Why has the DA not delivered there? DA supporters will vote DA because they are expected to deliver. Helen why have you failed here, hhmmmm? Unacceptable

  • edvermaak - 2011-04-28 18:55

    Mantashe - your reasoning tops the cake - with a rotten cherry. "Don't vote DA and blame ANC" You should rather have said "Vote ANC and you only have yourself to blame."

      Valis - 2011-04-28 19:03


  • John Bokyeni - 2011-04-28 19:05

    Wow, I have been voting for the wrong party, do I atleast get to chose a wife or do we get a catalogue?

      Wayne - 2011-04-29 10:48

      lol you crack me up

  • Beam me up - 2011-04-28 19:12

    Can I place my order for my vote?...I would like a 911 Porsche, a Clifton Beach House and two first class tickets to Euro Disney.

      Xram62 - 2011-04-28 19:15

      What he's having....thank you.

  • jock van wyk - 2011-04-28 19:13

    For all the struggle and i only get a wife?

      ArnoldusP - 2011-04-28 19:24

      Is there a "We'll get rid of your wife" option?

      Francis - 2011-04-28 19:24

      I will vote for them if they take my wife!

      Francis - 2011-04-28 19:25

      and if they take my mother-in-law as well, then I will vote for them twice

  • Jou - 2011-04-28 19:29

    Piss off back to satans hive (ANC) mantashe...piss off!!!

  • Sword&Cross - 2011-04-28 19:40

    Just zuma doing the rounds to see if there's anything left that he HAS NOT STOLEN yet, including wives and daughters of supporters. Such a RACIST ANC despot not applying the countries laws about demographics to himself - HE SHOULD HAVE A WIFE FROM EACH POPULATION GROUP HERE because they are all paid for (purchased) by tax payers funds. We wonder how many more would commit sewerage because of zuma.

      djg - 2011-04-28 20:20

      i like it....!

  • michaelx - 2011-04-28 19:44


  • v3 - 2011-04-28 20:02

    "Mantashe said people should not vote for other parties and then blame the ANC for poor services." Is he saying the vote is not secret? Whoever runs an area (from country through province, municipality, down to school) should strive for a better life for ALL who are there, not just their supporters and cronies.

  • djg - 2011-04-28 20:19

    the mentality is so atypical of this race

  • S2 - 2011-04-28 20:20

    Last time I checked the ANC controlled the Municipality, therefore they control on what gets done. Last time I checked the Municipality is responsible for service Delivery not the ward councilor who gets out voted every time they try sort out the problem.Therefore he is saying if you vote for other parties we will not sort your problems !

      Felix - 2011-04-28 21:55

      No Vote = no gravy & no complaining... Gwede you tool.

  • djg - 2011-04-28 20:21

    wonder if there is some idiot within the anc whom actually reads the comments posted about them.....surely they would want to react or are they just the dumb f...krs we know they are

      DW - 2011-04-29 10:27

      Sure they have trolls who read them and then make racist inane comments. They couldnt care less. All they care about is how much they can cream off before they lose an election. The campaigning has NOTHING to do with what they will do for the people. All they want is the vote. Once they have it they can breathe a sigh of relief and sit pretty with the taxpayers money for another few years.

  • Father-Time - 2011-04-28 20:37

    mantashe, the evil primate, is one of the biggest liars in country.

  • Eugene - 2011-04-28 21:11

    Anc - enjoy your corruption and the royal wedding tomorrow - before you concoct more scheme's to steal taxpayers money before the elections. Must be tough getting paid to sit there thinking about how you can rob the public with your next move - at least you know - that if you get caught for corruption, you will get a golden handshake and retire in comfort without worrying about the masses that are hungry and cold!

  • Superdude - 2011-04-28 21:31

    Mantashe looks like a goat, but is just another ANC sheep...bleeting on and turning this country into nothing but rock and dust as they consume the leaves, branches, tress and even the thorns until only an ashen landscape remans.

  • Wayne - 2011-04-28 22:20

    Just give them a free t-shirt and beer. Nothing like a bribe for votes hey ANC. Typical.

  • Dundermoose - 2011-04-28 23:45

    “Don’t vote the DA and blame the ANC. Vote it (ANC) and criticise it.” Isn't that what they've been doing? Time for a change of plan dumbass!!!!

  • Noxville - 2011-04-29 06:54

    Because polygamy is definitely legal in this country ...

  • Welleducated - 2011-04-29 07:44

    Oh whatever! The ANC are all about lies and racism.

  • BigMoose - 2011-04-29 07:48

    Have a chinese t-shirt. You will get a wife later, we promise! Just vote for us and it will all be better after the elections. No, really, we promise. Would these lips lie? Trust me, I'm here to look after your interests. No really, I mean it. You can trust the ANC. Of course you can. Just put your X next to enophobia, and it will all work out.

  • RobW - 2011-04-29 07:57

    Will he get a wife and a chicken? Or will he have to choose?

      WCD - 2011-04-29 08:02

      There is the super dooper option where you qualify for both, but you need two ID's !

      Doublepost - 2011-04-30 15:14

      It also comes with a free enclosed toilet, paid for by the DA!

  • Doublepost - 2011-04-30 15:11

    Gimme, gimme, gimme, that is all I hear from this article. I would just be happy with a truthful, faithful, caring and loving wife. Why on Earth would I need a second. ONE IS ENOUGH!

      Doublepost - 2011-04-30 15:11

      Gimme, gimme, gimme, that is all I hear from this article. I would just be happy with a truthful, faithful, caring and loving wife. Why on Earth would I need a second. ONE IS ENOUGH! DOUBLEPOST!!

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