Vote first, then we'll sort out the problems - Zuma

2011-04-30 14:36

Cape Town - The only way to solve the problems of housing and poverty in Cape Town is to vote for the ANC, party president Jacob Zuma told people in Gugulethu on Saturday.

Zuma visited the Kick hostel where hundreds of people lined the narrow and muddy streets to hear what he had to say during his campaign ahead of the May 18 local government election.

One little girl carried a poster saying "we want solutions, no more explanations".

Zuma said while he was aware of the problems, the ANC could not do anything because the city was under the wrong leadership.

"The only way to sort out the problems is to vote for the ANC."

He said the policy of the ANC was to change the lives of the people, but that could not be done in Cape Town unless the ANC was in power.

Zuma said the Cape Town municipality, under the DA, did not care for poor people.

Loud cheers and applause drowned out Zuma as he tried to further address the people.

"All of us must go and vote for the ANC. Lets vote and after that sort out all the problems," Zuma said.

He was accompanied by ANC's Cape Town mayoral candidate, Tony Ehrenreich.

They sang umshini wam' and then left in a black Mercedes Benz followed by police in vans and Caspers.

  • Daan - 2011-04-30 14:44

    Hy kan maar met enige voertuig verkas, net solank hy weg gaan.

      Theuns - 2011-04-30 16:01

      Eish what JZ meant to say was Jump in the Fire first we will Put it out ONCE YOU'RE IN...again I really fail to see why so many South African will still vote for these people. I can almost..NO I CAN say with pleasure that we will NEVER head in the same way as the OLD SA once the DA are in Power...THOSE DAYS ARE GONE PEOPLE the struggle is history and we should start building and stop breaking this beautiful country!!!

      Sedick - 2011-04-30 16:02

      You know that they are lying when they open their blowholes.......oxygen thieves, No thieves and liars..........

      Dundermoose - 2011-04-30 17:42

      Are these guys serious!? "Lets vote and after that sort out all the problems." Do you mean the problems that the ANC created, or the problems that the ANC hasn't been able to sort out yet?

  • Slapper - 2011-04-30 14:45

    The only way to solve the problems is to vote DA and show this corrupt clown that enough is enough now.

      Andrew - 2011-04-30 15:36

      I think things need to get a lot worse before we can expect to get rid of the ANC forever. Voting ANC will eventually drive this country into the ground until there is nothing left for them to loot. Real change will then follow. Therefore, accelerate change by voting for the ANC now.

      Simpiwe Cele - 2011-04-30 15:54

      eish , again big leaps of faith required , ANC will sort things out ? How ? they haven't done anything in any other communities. This new ANC clan is undeliverable arrive in bling bling cars and why on earth would he need a casper , is he afraid of the people ? Isn't Mr Zuma and the ANC supposed to be " in touch and at grass roots " SA need to rid itself of all the show without the Go !! Viva change give DA a chance to rectify !

  • Harold - 2011-04-30 14:50

    Oh yes just as the ANC have in the rest of SA, show us a municipality the ANC run where these problems have been adequately addressed. Look at all the service delivery protests and they stand up and lie and lie with impunity. For your own sake South Africa , give the DA a chance - you cannot be any worse off than you are now.

  • braveinternetguy - 2011-04-30 14:51

    Great, more singing songs about guns, war and killing...our own &@%$#@ PRESIDENT singing it! Where's the "peace"? Where's the "unity"? Where's the "tolerance"? Where's the "rainbow"? THE ANC IS DESTROYING SA AND ENCOURAGING RACIAL HATERD! VOTE THEM OFF THE FACE OF THE PLANET! SOUTH AFRICA DESERVES MUCH BETTER!

      PANNEVIS - 2011-04-30 15:46

      The idiot knows no other song.

      Gatvol - 2011-04-30 16:56

      I wonder if he sang "give me my machine gun", at the end of his speech like he usually does. In civilized countries they might sing the national anthem, but no not here. Joke of the planet we are as South Africans

  • Shadoz - 2011-04-30 14:53

    Where in this country has the ANC improved poverty? These tricksters and manipulators just have no boundaries. But hey people believe these empty promises and lies and will continue to vote for these crooks. I mean whatever happened to the saying fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. i mean they vote and toyi toyi because they don't get there way. bleeding fools.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-30 15:07

      i think it's up to "fool me 473,828 times" already.

  • Doublepost - 2011-04-30 14:54

    What he means to say is,"Vote for us first, then we will amend the Constitution and then Nationalise all White owned entities, including daughters. Then we will dish them out amongst ourselves, while eating Sushi off their bodies and then laugh at you as we drive passed in our new Wabenzi!"

      capetonian - 2011-04-30 15:19

      Like that oxygen thief north of the Limpopo ( Malema's hero!) who now wants Zimbabweans (read ZANU-PF acolytes!) to take over 51% of foreign owned business's. This is how he believes you win votes and avoid the consequences of your failed economic policies!!

  • Alyson - 2011-04-30 14:54

    Oh for heavens sake, the ANC have been riding on this cart for the last 17yrs. Haha ..... "vote ANC and then after we will sort out the problems" yeah right.... only an idiot would believe that.Fortunately for the ANC 90% of its supporters are uneducated and the other 10% are on the payroll.For those South Africans who really care about this country - black,white,coloured and indian - VOTE DA.They are not perfect, but they are the best we have if there is hope for this country.At least they don't make promises they can't keep. I encourage all of you, get out there on the 18th of May and vote DA. Every non-vote is a vote for the ANC. I ask all of you to speak to your friends and their kids to try and make a difference and vote DA. Even if it's one more person that never voted before. VIVA DA :-)

      Dingaan - 2011-04-30 15:47

      The president himself is uneducated. That is why he talks absolute drivel. Vote first and then we'll fix the problems?? Sounds like a grade one game at school. You show me yours then I'll show you mine! Ha ha ha. And Ehrenreich is only after a new car.

  • Stefan - 2011-04-30 15:00

    Lol ! Sub A mentality ! Who caused the problem ? Imagine the majority of South Africans were educated ? Zuma and Malema wouldn`t even be around anymore !

  • Ang - 2011-04-30 15:08

    Ha ha... THese guys are a joke!! The Cape Town Municipality was almost bankrupt under the ANC before the DA took over due to corruption by the ANC Cadres, pretty much like the rest of the municipalities under the ANC Control?!?!

      Doublepost - 2011-04-30 15:22

      And now look, all the finances are in order once again! With an all male cabinet to boot. Who would have thought?! Same with SABC, imagine, it just took a White "acting" CEO to sought out the mess. Now of course no sooner are they back in the black that they will instate another black "CEO". Up is down, right is left and wrong is right! Love the new SA! Viva!

  • GT - 2011-04-30 15:11

    The ANC is in control of housing on a national basis and did sweet f-all except nearly bankrupt the city of cape town in their 10 years in charge.

  • Hunter 008 - 2011-04-30 15:12

    Yes..sure vote for the ANC for more corruption..and terrible service!! What have they done in the last 16 years ??? Only enrich themselves...not the poor!! The uneducated are too silly to see that !!!

  • ilollipop - 2011-04-30 15:26

    Well this election is not exactly going to plan... Sounds like a bunch of excuses - which is less palatable than the usual fare of "promises, promises and more promises." Imagine having an employee work for you and all they can do is make promises? I don't think they'd last too long.

      Doublepost - 2011-04-30 15:36

      It is merely the ANC showing their true colours. Since 1994 all it has been is promises that cannot and never will be fulfilled. In truth the only promise a governing party should be ABLE to make is that of internal and national security, laws of the land and possible invasions. Everything else should be the responsibility of the people themselves. They need to get off their as*es and start working and start educating themselves. The time to act is now, don't wait for the ANC, they will never deliver, start acting yourselves.

  • nyatiphotography - 2011-04-30 15:31

    If you Vote first and then expect them to sort out the crap, hell will blow over first !! The ANC are bloody useless, they are a bunch of lazy individuals who have become fatcats on taxpayers money. What about service delivery, planning, job creation and housing development. Nothing Zuma talks through the wrong oriface !!

  • dare.myburgh - 2011-04-30 15:35

    Go to hell ANC,you had your chance to prove yourselves with your corrupt lieing uneducated connes

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  • U1 - 2011-04-30 15:45

    Yeah right! Then you'll have the same problems as the rest of the country. Dingbat.

  • WiseOwl2 - 2011-04-30 15:55

    What a dickhead !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      MrSpiderman - 2011-04-30 16:30

      Don't blame him for the shape of his head! Question though? Does the brain follow the same shape?

  • Dingaan - 2011-04-30 16:03

    Don't ever believe that the ANC cares about the poor. You can be sure that most of the thousands (maybe hundreds of thousands) that died as a result of the ANC's AIDS policies and beliefs were poor people. Does anyone believe that they (ANC leaders) truly believed that AIDS was not caused by the HIV virus? Even when a company overseas offered free ARV's, Dr Garlic and African Potato refused to accept them for the people. And now they can stand on a public platform and claim to care about the poor?! All the money they have wasted could have built many houses and schools etc. The money spent on those two BM's for that useless inflated ego and communications minister (sacked but redeployed) could have built about 20 houses of R 100 000 each. And they care about the poor?? Oh yes, but the ministerial handbook says the cars are ok! Does the ministerial handbook also mention anything about the poor???

      piet.strydom - 2011-04-30 17:17

      the tally of unnecessary AIDS deaths are 300 000 people. Which compares to 10 000 deaths in the apartheid struggle.....

      Dingaan - 2011-04-30 17:42

      Thank you Piet.strydom, I didn't know that figure. That is tantamount to genocide!!!

  • Hantam63 - 2011-04-30 16:08

    How arrogant. How many chances does the ANC want? I see these elections as a watershed abeit municipal. If the changes do not start now then this my beloved country and birthplace is down the tubes.

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-30 16:08

    You notice he never said exactly WHEN the problems will be sorted out? Pretty vague.

  • BILL - 2011-04-30 16:10

    talk talk talk talk no do no do no do talk talk talk no do no do no do

  • Wow! - 2011-04-30 16:16

    Once I had respect for the ANC. Now, as far as I am concerned they are morally corupt, totally inept and racial to the hilt. Why did they not deliver when they were in power in the Cape? Because they prefer to steal the municipal money. Zuma you really take us for idiots. You are a clown.

  • tokoloshe - 2011-04-30 16:17

    Vote first then we will sort out the problems?????? hahahaha the only problem is you the ANC and has been so for 17 years now!!!!! The intelligent people have finally realized this and they will not be voting for you that's for sure! Your greed and corruption empire will eventually crumble and that is not far away!!!!!!!!!!!! Hellen Zille for President!!!!!!!!!

  • Patrick D - 2011-04-30 16:23

    Yeah right. Here is the Public Service Commission's report on Corruption. It details the massive theft and corruption of tax payers money by all the deployed ANC members: Do something about this.

  • MrSpiderman - 2011-04-30 16:23

    Guys? You are unfair! Give him 17 years and he WILL sort it out! What's "IT"?

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-30 18:16

      His pulse.

  • Rhino - 2011-04-30 16:26

    Right, because there are no housing or poverty problems in the ANC run area's....dumb A$$!

  • Juggernaut - 2011-04-30 16:39

    Is it possible for a human being sic to be more dishonest than Zuma?

  • Doublepost - 2011-04-30 16:41


  • Marius - 2011-04-30 16:43

    asb. Here help ons. zuma en die anc het nog niks vermag nie. waar het jy nou gehoor in die wereld wat ons lewe dat jy eers moet stem dan gaan ons alles regmaak. nie in 17 jaar het hulle hul lede gehelp nie. net die zumas en die hoog geplaasdes het ryk geword. as ek net eendag iets positiefs kan hoor van die anc dan gaan ek dalk .... hulle praat liewer oor oop toilets.mnr malema dreig net die blankes , steel, doen haat spraak maar die leierskap van die anc ondersteun hom. jammer vir die anc . julle mag nou nog die meeste stemme werf veral in die plateland . julle lee beloftes , bedrog ,steel van die arm mense gaan julle inhaal.julle roepstem is ons is een , maar ons besteel die armes

  • Sprinkaan - 2011-04-30 16:44

    Same promises as in 1994, what changed

      Gatvol - 2011-04-30 17:34

      The ANc changed for the worse

  • logical007 - 2011-04-30 17:03

    The whole ANC cabinet is in "de-nile"... Hopefully, one day soon they will drown with all the 'lies and denies'..... AMA -GLUG GLUG!!!!!!

      tryanything - 2011-05-01 21:32

      Hopefully Nile crocodiles will sort this out

  • Colby - 2011-04-30 17:06

    Simpiwe Cele, you are a very interesting person. I agree with everything you say. As you read on an on, you begin to wonder who is who, and who is here merely to have a giggle at everyone's expense. Are the posters with African names really African? Is debate on these important topics merely a forum for people to vent their anger, or should we not be using it to gather strength from each other to bring about some changes in attitude so that all the social groups can help weed out the rubbish. You can all complain about the ANC, but up to now I only see life having improved in SA over the last 17 years. Whether I am afraid of the new juntas that may arise if we allow racists to take hold of government is another story, so yes, I would vote DA because with them I only have to worry about the Malema's of this world creating a new civil war. History repeats itself in one way or another, so anyone who really has the answer should speak up. Zille is not racist nor elitist, she, like JZ realises that white influenced businesses and the rest of the world are essential to maintain economic growth here, and this is why he spends most of his time sitting on the fence, because he is afraid of rocking the boat...pardon my mixed metaphors.

  • Ogre - 2011-04-30 17:16

    The efforts that the ANC goes to in order to gain votes by blaming poverty on the DA and blatantly using the race card just proves to me that the DA is a greater threat to the ANC than I thought. Apparently the DA outpost in the far south of our country has so much influence that the failure of the SA economy was caused by them. Come on, have you and your cronies no shame, standing in front of all those people in desperate need, feeding them the same old lies while feeding off the resouces that should have helped them, dishing out favours to the elite, protecting blatant criminals. I know that you will not ever read this, but I have to air my view. You are busy betraying your humble beginnings and your legacy to your children. How can you say that the DA does not care for poor people while you are busy wasting THEIR money on your excesses. What kind of a president are you when you have no remorse when you leave that township for your lavish lifestyle, knowing that people are dying of poverty. Do you not realise that when the money is gone and the country is in tatters your name will live in infamy, yes even those that still blindly support you now. You still have time to build a great legacy, but for now you have lost the vote and respect of many that knew you before you bowed to money.

  • Scatman - 2011-04-30 17:20

    Iganda, bless you and you christian attitude. I am sure that your statement that Andries Tatane was killed because he was a DA agent will ensure that you are forever loved by the community in Ficksburg and the rest of the country. Sleep well at night knowing you are one of the blessed citizens of South Africa

      Doublepost - 2011-04-30 17:26

      Tatane was a DA agent?! Oh, well, that explains everything. No worries folks, nothing to see here anymore.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-04-30 18:17

      Mmmhm, sounds more like Iganda is missing his home country, Rwanda

  • molefeP - 2011-04-30 17:46

    City under the wrong leadership? So the rest of the Country where the ANC is in control has no problems? That is news to me! Come see in Madibeng, let me teach you about a city where the City Manager gets arrested by the Hawks on charges of Fraud. And then, instead of being fired by the ANC, they appoint him Provincial treaserur? Yes, I am talking about my old pal Phinias!!!!

  • RTG - 2011-04-30 17:51

    Ja boet, keep me in single malt & sushi, THEN we can talk about delivering to you guys. Ummm, isn't this called extortion in civilised countries?

  • Doublepost - 2011-04-30 18:08

    Corruption, extortion, blackmail, abuse of power, keeping the masses uneducated and buying them off with cheap show room tactics and T-shirts! African Style!

  • Spoofed - 2011-04-30 18:16

    Hahahaha What ridiculous campaigning. It's really sad that there are actually people who believe it.

  • GJB - 2011-04-30 18:46

    If ever the voters of South Africa had a chance, now it is. How many years since the current government in place and then with “Vote now, we sort out the problems later”? Hopefully the security forces will be as restrained as before. Let us all say "Enough is enough" And with that, do South Africa have an unknown leader with integrity and respect? I am not sure and hope he/she will be found.

  • pitbull - 2011-04-30 18:51

    Lying parentless idiot. Jacob, Your party has screwed this country to death for 17 years and you will never sort out the problems. You have stolen so much money from the country that you do not deserve to be in power.

      GJB - 2011-04-30 19:00

      17 years ? All voters in South Africa, I rest my case. It need not be Egypt,Libya, the others, please go and vote.

  • Krolie - 2011-04-30 19:19

    iqanda, I actually feel very very sorry for you. Shame, you don't have much do you? No self respect, no education, nobody that cares about you, a home (including a toilet)? I doubt that. Now, who do you have to thank for that? If you had the basic necessities you would have felt a bit happier, in turn you would have more people liking you. You would have had more respect for yourself and automatically for other people. You would never even consider speaking about any other person in the way you just have. Now, if you do want a bit more in life, vote DA. The ANC simply do not have the backbone to even attempt to give you the basic things you need in life. They have no pride in themselves, in what they do, what they say and how they conduct themselves. It is time you wake up and take a positive step forward. If not for yourself, then what about for your parents, a sister or brother or a child of yours. Surely you want a better life?

  • Lekgwakgwa - 2011-05-01 07:39

    Zuma lair to the people says vote ANC before solve the problem he visit ANC ward because their councillors are not working so he must visit DA ward and tell us if DA is not working for the people vote DA councillors in our erea you can see change

  • spakes - 2011-05-01 10:52

    I think that whites in south africa generally r still bitter for losing power that's why they r working against the anc government which accommodated them to remain in south africa even though they r not the indeginous citizens, it pains me to see so much negative comments from the same people who were engineers of fostering apartheid and oppressing black peolple why? people like whites never realise that only in south africa that we still a big number of white racists, this contintent belongs to africans and the sooner they realise that the better for them. Please if u don't like south africa leave us in peace and go where there r no problems, your hatred is toooooo much, ur hindering the progress made by the anc government which pays ur salary at the moment, stop all this nonsence

      Spoofed - 2011-05-01 11:33

      it's people like you who are bringing this country down by STILL thinking that whites have it better off or that whites still oppress blacks. THAT IS SUCH UTTER BULL!!! I know plenty of white and black folks that live pretty much the same kind of lives, who live in their own house and who WORK VERY HARD to have what they have. they don't get government grants, they don't get housing subsidies, they pay for everything they have out their own pockets. HOW IS THAT OPPRESSION???? It's YOUR ANC that is Oppressing the masses. NOT THE WHITES. please open your eyes for once and put that apartheid thinking back in the past where it belongs!

  • AllHoliday - 2011-05-01 22:52

    Now just watch.. the idiots will believe him!

  • Philip - 2011-05-02 18:07

    ag no am I dig or what. What the heck is this oh it is bribery and corruption which is how the party rules

  • MNLProduction - 2011-05-04 09:12

    ANC is playing with people, how can we vote for ANC then they can resolve our problems they must start by problems before we can vote for them.........their time has come to an end ( that is why now they are allowing outsiders to stay in our country in return they must vote for them)

  • El Cid - 2011-05-04 15:28

    MMMWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA what a f@cken joke. Zuma and the ANC are the problem.

  • madras - 2011-05-05 06:41

    What a wanker

  • unrealchris - 2011-05-05 07:12

    Yes, vote ANC, they have done such a good job in the rest of the country

  • Annerie - 2011-05-05 09:04

    Hy bly maar 'n Poephol! Shame......Maybe he and Malema went to the same school......