Parties have one week to remove posters

2011-05-23 15:23

Johannesburg - Political parties have one week to remove their election posters, Johannesburg metro police said on Monday.

"If parties fail to remove the posters [within the week], then the [Johannesburg Metro police department] will go out in full force," said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

Parties would be fined R200 for each poster on a lamp-pole and R1 000 each for larger posters if they were not removed within the week, he said.

  • Spoofed - 2011-05-23 15:25

    The DA posters in my suburb were gone on Thursday after elections... so proud i voted for them =) They don't need to get told they must take it down.. they know it must get taken down..

      saabnut - 2011-05-23 15:38

      They were also gone in my area. Lets see who flaunts the rules this time round- any guesses???

      ANCBlackAngel - 2011-05-23 15:48

      we removed all the da posters for free 2 weeks ago already in our suburb

      Grayman - 2011-05-23 16:07

      Ha ha, I LOVE watching the ANC posters fade as the days go by. It just reminds me of how their election promises are fading fast and they are becoming whiter by the day.

      corpo - 2011-05-23 16:26

      lol @ ANCBLACK, just remember ne, if you are caught removing a poster before an election YOU can get a lekker fine,

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-23 16:27

      ...remove the ANC posters or the tokkelosh and ancester gosts will get you...!!!

      Spyker May - 2011-05-23 16:54

      ANCBlack@nalAgent.., Thank you, bru. I see Mantashe says the DA wants to bring back Apartheid – evidently he is 100% correct – as you have already, voluntarily, started to do the white man’s dirty work – AGAIN..! Keep it up, man – here is your ‘sak mieliepap’, the obligatory ‘sn@tklap’ (just to keep you moving in the right direction) and do not forget to clean up after the dog, before you run off to your Squalor Sanctuary – you know the one Juju promised you last week...

      eh eh eh - 2011-05-23 17:11

      IEC should ensure that all the ANC posters are handed into the police. They will have to change them all to "WANTED" posters shortly after they take office.

      Werner - 2011-05-23 17:44

      Yes ANCBlackAngel, that is correct. DA won't need to lift a finger. Their posters have already been taken down and burnt by ANC followers for those cold mornings. Eish! Because we heaven got food, heaven got electricity, heaven got houses. But we i-votela for the ANC. Eish!

      freedom - 2011-05-23 18:05

      Theres still ANC posters around from the previous National election, but its the African national Circus they can do as they please the laws dont apply to them!

      whatashame - 2011-05-24 08:08

      @ANC Blackangel. No surprise at all. It is illegal to remove any party's posters during elections.Dirty tricks and criminal activity. Your leaders taught you well. Stick with your ANC - no other party would want you.

      schmerz - 2011-05-24 16:29

      @ANCBlackAngel - you never talk sense, but that was just hilarious LOL

  • daaivark - 2011-05-23 15:26

    Are these fines ever enforced? One sees hundreds upon thousands of posters littering our country for weeks and weeks after every single election. Parties plak up to three or four posters on a pole and leave them to rot. It is disgusting. FINE THEM. BIG.

      BigMoose - 2011-05-23 16:30

      Hi DV, good to see you're still here. Tell me, if they aren't removed can we deface JZ's photo? Or is it still a criminal offence? I saw a beauty on Liesbeek Parkway last week.

      bostroeppie - 2011-05-24 08:07

      Alberton is still littered with "beauty ramapele" or something like that posters...

  • booboo - 2011-05-23 15:32

    Well if the ANC do not remove it, I will The ones in my street are of solid card board!

      saabnut - 2011-05-23 15:39

      Maybe the ANC could employ some of the millions that have just voted for another 5 years of unemployment and poverty, to do it for them...

      Vernon - 2011-05-23 15:40

      cardbooard of good terrible!!Some candidates look as though they just woke up.One more week is punishment!!

      SouthAfrican - 2011-05-23 15:47

      And I guess our dear President will use such "employment opportunities" numbers in his next budget speech to try and fool the rest of Mzantsians that he created sustainable jobs... Watch this space...

      booboo - 2011-05-24 11:18

      You can always deface the picture and use the cardboard. Or you can use the cardboard for firewood once load shedding starts?

  • JuluisMalema - 2011-05-23 15:40

    Let us see which party you should have voted for. You see the DA and FFP has already start to take off their posters where i stay. The ANC from previos experiances I know will stay on untill a hobo or a guy living in a SHACK will take them off and use the poster to finish his house, or the hobo will use it to cover himself. Now u see so who did u cast your vote for? People who has a lack of service delivery or people who will deliver, and keep sa streets clean and save.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-05-23 16:29

      ...ANC = tokkelosh and ghost Party... .......he he he he..!!!

  • Point Blank - 2011-05-23 15:41

    We still have ANC posters from the last elections!! HAHAHA!! They so faded and warped from the weather....

      Werner - 2011-05-23 18:05

      Our country is just as faded and warped because, like the posters, the ANC wasn't taken down since the last election.

  • changeisGood - 2011-05-23 15:42

    Let's take it upon ourselves as proud ANC members and do the right thing, it's everyones responsibility, I am going to take them down, after work and lead by example. Proud ANC supporter. the question I have is where do we take them, is there a specific place I can take them to?

      MustBeCrazy - 2011-05-23 15:56

      Use them for UButi's Zozo!

      changeisGood - 2011-05-23 16:04

      well I take you are not part of the nation building generation. you are an idiot of note. anyway, I am bigger than you, I will pretend I did not see your comment.

      Spoofed - 2011-05-23 16:49

      Yea im having a braai next weekend... come drop it by my house.. i'll burn them free of charge

      freedom - 2011-05-23 18:09

      Yes take them to the guys who need them to close your toilets, you can bring the costs down from R4000 to R3900! and juju can still have his share!

      Michael Matusowsky - 2011-05-23 21:46

      You can pretty much do what you want with them... Burn them, keep them as a souvenir...

  • changeisGood - 2011-05-23 15:45

    I am telling you, come next week, everyone else will be on the ANC's case, so Let's do it before Friday this week. let us be proof that a new broom sweeps clean.

      wattalotokak - 2011-05-23 15:52

      Why don't you let the ANC THEMSELVES to do it? Why do you guys bail them out everytime, and then say they deliver? I mean look at all thos poor souls who are busy toy-toying after voting for the ANC! 3000 OF THEM... Why are they still toy-toying if they were unhappy with the ANC in the first place??? And why do you vote them into power if YOU are the one who has to clean up after them??? I mean I agree with Point Blank - we STILL HAVE election posters since last election...! I saw this as a sign of service delivery quality from your buddies from the ANC...!

      changeisGood - 2011-05-23 16:07

      I am not doing it for the ANC, I am doing it becuase I am a concerned citizen, I want to start showing people that not all ANC supporters are corrupt, selfish, racist and so on and tso forth. I am doing this because I love my country and care about all who live in it.

      Pienk Zuit - 2011-05-23 16:13

      Be careful. It's an offence for you to remove the poster yourself. You'll be stealing from the party involved, as the materials are reused.

      Grayman - 2011-05-23 16:17

      @Pienk Zuit, The thing to do is to take them off the poles and leave them in a neat pile on the pavement. You are not stealing them, just helping with the taking down.

      changeisGood - 2011-05-23 16:18

      you know before the election I read a commet asking one of the respondant an a election relation topic, and the comment read like this: what have you done as an individual to make South Africa a better place and I was touched, now my contribution is to assit the ANC by removing the posters before the deadline. I urge all those who are for nation building to spread the word via facebook, twitter and other forms of communication. Let us do it in the name of building a better South Africa for all. Let us be proud that we are doing our bit to better the conditions of living in SA. I love South Africa.

      changeisGood - 2011-05-23 16:21

      @Pienk Zuit, the intension is not to steal but to be a good citizen in helping our Govenment @Grayman, thank you, spot on right there.

      wattalotokak - 2011-05-23 16:35

      Out of all the good deeds you could do to MAKE SA better, you chose to think that removing posters will actually make South Africa better??? I like your way of thinking, your willingness to help out, but stop mis-directing it..! If you are true to what you say, why don't you then remove the DA posters and other posters as well? Is it only for the anc? Then you are simply helping the ANC not South Africa...! Besides if you REALLY wanted to help South Africa you;d have voted for a CHANGE and note the same party that has hardly done ANYTHING for the citizens of South Africa. Actually they have done - they have sowed DIVISIONS on racial grounds...! It SICKENS me..! Actually you should have asked the ANC Comrades: What have THEY done to hekp the South Africa become a better country? And I mean South Adfrica with all the colours (black, white, etc...!)

      Werner - 2011-05-23 18:07

      A new broom? There's NOTHING new about the election's outcome, or the mass-propaganda party - the ANC - elected to 'lead'. I'm all for positivity and change but actions speak louder than words and we're repeating history here, hoping it'll turn out different this time. Sorry, don't feel your sentiment on this one.

  • sbamu - 2011-05-23 15:47


      changeisGood - 2011-05-23 16:10

      Sbamu mobilise communities in your region to remove all ANC posters, we are doing it for ourselves and showing our support for thr ruling party. Let's do it to show that working together with our Government we can achieve greater hights. We all have to participate. One Love.

      wattalotokak - 2011-05-23 16:10

      I also see dead people tooooo..! You know what the DA has done on the posters while they STILL have the right to have them up on the poles? They stick "Thank You" notes...! For all their voters...! Did you not see THAT my friend??? And the ANC posters are still on the poles since the presidential hypocrit friend...!

      Grayman - 2011-05-23 16:10

      Hey sbamu why are you shouting? The DA posters are down, you are just having flash-backs and nightmares. It's a pigment of your imagination.

      changeisGood - 2011-05-23 16:28

      ok, I am informed to take the posters to a nearest ANC office in my area. I will do likewise.

  • kyle.lindeque - 2011-05-23 15:56

    ANC does not have to worry about taking theirs down (in PE); they used such cheap printing material that the rain "melted" the paper or the wind blew them away.

      Werner - 2011-05-23 18:44

      Don't be that way. Celebration party was first priority OK. It's a miracle there was any money left at all for posters.

  • avaricesa - 2011-05-23 15:59

    How about going after real criminals?

  • Chris - 2011-05-23 16:01

    I think that the parties should just get the public to remove them and pay them R50 - R100 per poster that they hand in. Will be cheaper than the fine!

      changeisGood - 2011-05-23 16:29

      brilliant idea Chris.

  • Ratex - 2011-05-23 16:02

    Some posters of the previous elections were still up till 4 months ago in my area!

  • ZumaDooma - 2011-05-23 16:05

    The ANC will use our tax money to pay the fine where in the end, the money will just go back into their own coffers.

  • Revive - 2011-05-23 16:12

    Anyone know where I can get the details to report posters still up? Burn ANC, burn!!

  • troglodiet - 2011-05-23 16:15

    Some of the parties (two of them, who I shall rather not name) have a habit of putting large posters on the electricity distribution/meter boxes and Telkom boxes found in just about every street. They use glue to put it onto these boxes, and either never remove them, or even when they do, it leaves unsightly glue marks which stays there forever. These parties should be forced to re-paint these boxes.

  • Robschele - 2011-05-23 16:17

    Down here in Nelspruit the DA posters were removed the same afternoon of the election. The only posters I still see around are ANC posters with photo's of police etc. delivering services. Like the ghost said: "What a lot of crap."

  • Blade - 2011-05-23 16:22

    1 ANC Poster count 100 votes for the DA

  • Helen77 - 2011-05-23 16:26

    Who would've though that "posters" would've gotten so many comments. Tut tut......including one from me

      Ntebo More - 2011-05-23 16:32

      lol you are right, before end of today they will be swearing at each other all thanks to the poster

  • Bismuth - 2011-05-23 16:34

    The only posters I've seen around my area are the ANC ones, the DA and others have removed theirs already.

  • Ian Graham-Parker - 2011-05-23 16:36

    Erm, I saw posters from the last national election at the beginning of May.... ANC and DA.... no one was exempt from that.

  • Graham Bartholomew - 2011-05-23 16:41

    This won't effect the ANC as they will use taxpayers money to pay for this.

  • John - 2011-05-23 16:41

    I will be encouraging the removal of the cANCer posters in my neighborhood by adding graffiti to them with nice big RED SWASTIKAS!

      Michael Matusowsky - 2011-05-23 21:51

      I'm Jewish and found this comment absolutely hilarious :D

  • thetruth - 2011-05-23 17:14

    the most important thing about ANC posters was that they were effective in 8 of the 9 provinces...its just sour grapes when u read the comments of some of the DA faithful...

      Michael Matusowsky - 2011-05-23 21:51

      the ANC doesn't even have to campaign to win the election, that's the sad part.

  • tryanything - 2011-05-23 18:45

    And who is going to enforce this? Whine Minnaar Is still trying or has given up with pigspotter.....

  • Yellow1 - 2011-05-23 19:05

    Eish these ANC haters will get a heart attack one day. There way you are so stressed and obssesed with ANC its not healthy for you. Living a hateful life, wonder your families if you have them know what kind of low people are. Read the article it never said anyhting about ANC, DA or anyone. You need to get a hobby otherwise you will loose your minds.

      Michael Matusowsky - 2011-05-23 21:53

      Well we're pretty much sick of all the people voting ANC. Any EDUCATED person votes for anything BUT the ANC. That's just a statistical fact :/. If you go to all the universities, majority of the students voted for a non-ANC party. This is the future, ANC will not run for long and in fact after 2019 I think the political landscape will be much different than it is now.

      Larro - 2011-05-24 09:31

      Hateful? We're not the ones chanting about killing people....

  • scotty scotty - 2011-05-23 22:23

    The ANC were late to start their election campaign, now they are late to remove their posters. I'm startting to see a patern here.

  • stefan4kruge - 2011-05-24 07:48

    hahahahahaha!!! its ridiculous that the metro takes a poster and makes money of it... I totally understand and its good... but the fact that they are so corrupt makes this so funny...

  • whatashame - 2011-05-24 08:02

    @ANC Blackangel. No surprise here. ANC have taught you well with dirty tricks. Was so proud of a free and fair elections despite people like you. We fought for your democracy and then you try to ruin it. Do you understand what "illegal" means - against the law my friend. But then that also means nothing in your vocabulary. I'm ashamed of you.

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  • Phumla - 2011-05-24 13:48

    Please remove UDM Holomisa grampy face on my telephone pole

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