ANC advocate sobs in court

2012-05-24 12:13

Cape Town - The South Gauteng High Court had to break on Thursday because the ANC’s advocate burst into tears.

It was unclear why Gcina Malindi broke down in court.

A full bench is hearing the ANC’s application to have Brett Murray’s The Spear painting removed from the Goodman Gallery as well as City Press website.

  • Jan - 2012-05-24 12:16


      Koos - 2012-05-24 12:35

      Seems that this is not a laughing matter.

      Fussed - 2012-05-24 15:29

      Cry baby Bunting

      Compos - 2012-05-24 16:27

      We've reached the age where we can't function without our glasses. Especially if they're empty.

  • Piet - 2012-05-24 12:16

    She knows that this country is falling apart and that the president is a poephol. I think the reality only sunk in when she realised what this case is actually about! LOL!

      Jan - 2012-05-24 12:24

      LOL! at your education buddy!

      Timothy - 2012-05-24 12:26

      @ sechaba... tut tut with your racist tendencies! p.s. the chinese are only here to take your stuff for nothing.. much like when the colonists came to swop trinkets for land... best you and your friends lube up for another round of bending over

      daryltt - 2012-05-24 12:28

      You speek baad engrish. You go back to shool to be lenning to speek good.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-05-24 12:28

      Sechaba... What are we 'Loughing' about? Your inability to spell? or are you trying to make some very complicated reference to a lake? I am confused... Here is your sign, and by the way, go ask the ANC government your money back for your education...Oh, right - you probably didn't pay for it.

      sian.okeeffe - 2012-05-24 12:29

      @sechaba.maluke - its not the ANC's constitution you idiot - it is the constitution of South Africa, and it belongs to EVERYONE who lives here.

      Marius - 2012-05-24 12:43

      Sechaba - "our African country" you say - feels like im back in primary school where we argue about who's dad will beat who's.... grow up man, really.

  • robbie.crouch - 2012-05-24 12:16


  • Sonja - 2012-05-24 12:16

    Hahahahahahhahahaa Crying SHAME!!!!

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-05-24 12:16

    xD i was watching this on SABC, the guys is SUCH a tosser ! he couldnt even hold up some of his arguments an the even the judges an people in court kept laughing at him!! the ANC and this clown is sucha joke PMPL!

  • Lerato - 2012-05-24 12:17

    OMG the advocate cried!!!

  • Bergie - 2012-05-24 12:18

    Overall, this painting episode has turned into a wonderful and funny farce. I'm loving it.

      koo.doyle - 2012-05-24 12:40

      Get some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show!

  • Konanani - 2012-05-24 12:19


  • Bob - 2012-05-24 12:19

    lol what?

  • Bennie - 2012-05-24 12:20

    We will CRY for Zuma !!!

      Sonja - 2012-05-24 12:21


  • Irene - 2012-05-24 12:20

    He started sobbing because firstly, he realised that he doesn't have the ability to do his job and secondly because he realised how pathetic the whole case is.

  • Jack - 2012-05-24 12:20

    God this story is tedious and so is New24!

      Tuco - 2012-05-24 12:23

      well prepare yourself for more. every statement in that court is going to turn into a News24 headline.By the time we done with the painting, the eTolls would have been approved beneath our feet.

      grant.hide - 2012-05-24 12:36

      The people won't allow it. This gravy train will derail, sob.

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-05-24 12:20


  • Bryan - 2012-05-24 12:20

    Another winning performance by team ANC...........Not:-)))

  • ryno.rousseau - 2012-05-24 12:21

    You'd think the guy could man up and do his job :/

  • Stille - 2012-05-24 12:21

    Lol. Maybe the spear in his mouth last night made him emotional.

  • gary.hope1 - 2012-05-24 12:22

    Shame, poor chap, i would also bawl if i was expected to represent the ANC in court, especially on a no win case like this!

  • Ngwana - 2012-05-24 12:22

    You'd better love this country.

  • Thadelphukem - 2012-05-24 12:22

    Bwahahahahahahahahahaha He was probably traumatised by the site of Zuma's johnson and he'll now have to take special sick leave, will be granted compensation for pain and suffering and will eventually be offered the job of national police commissioner... of course the trial will have to be postponed because of the cry-babies show-boating... Shame...

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-24 12:22

    How professional can you get!!!!!!

      Noedig Greene - 2012-05-24 12:52

      if this artist had painted PW Botha's penis during apartheid he would have disappeared without a trace, now i wonder why some people hated democracy.

  • The-third - 2012-05-24 12:23

    hehehe. nice and professional.

  • David - 2012-05-24 12:24 This is the best soap opera in the country at the moment!

      ChronicDJ - 2012-05-24 12:49

      Bold(Murry) and the (not-so) Beautiful (Zuma)

  • Timothy - 2012-05-24 12:24

    From Art to Theatre! All we need now is for a song to be written about this painting and we will have a triple threat!

  • godesha - 2012-05-24 12:24


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  • denise.liston - 2012-05-24 12:25

    We should create a new show in SA and call it the ANC's funniest moments, oh my greatness this is going from the sublime to the riduclous!!

  • Deon - 2012-05-24 12:25

    Maybe the cheque bounced?

  • eugene.meyer1980 - 2012-05-24 12:26

    Why are we having a court case to remove the painting when it is already removed??? Is this not just a waste of time and money?? Just curious, because I dont see the point to all of this.

      andre.rabie3 - 2012-05-24 12:41

      They have changed there plea now, Now they are asking to have it removed in total, everywhere, not to be displayed, internet, everywhere, aaag hulle is net plein F@kking dom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • andre.rabie3 - 2012-05-24 12:28

    Dis alles n " Bluff" kyk hoe word hulle betaal om te huil op begrafnisse, en sy doen dit in die hof, Dis nou n slim M daai, Zuma gaan en sal haar beslis bevordering gee, of dalk met die M trou, hahahahah dis n grap die land, en alles daarmeegepaart F@K alles en bring tog asb die doodstraf terug vir moord asb asb asb, want ons mag nie kommentaar lewer waar ons wil nie, ek sal op elke stukkie nuus plaas van die doodstraf, bring dit terug!!!!!!!!

  • gerry.pelser - 2012-05-24 12:28

    Haai siestog. Question - why is the article headed "Cape Town" when this happened in joburg?

      Felix - 2012-05-24 12:45

      Article from CT.

  • Barefoot - 2012-05-24 12:28

    Give that man a glass of warm milk(If i get awarded the tender to supply the milk)

      ChronicDJ - 2012-05-24 12:51

      Breast milk for the cry baby, please.

  • Gaby - 2012-05-24 12:28

    Shame man, maybe he has some personal problems.

  • bongisisacurtiss - 2012-05-24 12:29

    Incompetance is what led to her break down

      Christopher - 2012-05-24 12:51

      HIS breakdown!

  • - 2012-05-24 12:29

    lol hahahahaha. seems like they elected the wrong advocate.

  • rianette.kemp - 2012-05-24 12:29

    I have also had bouts where I loved so much it looked like I was crying LOL the comrade was just covering his/her hysterics

  • Warwick - 2012-05-24 12:30

    Drama queen.

  • Nadine - 2012-05-24 12:30

    What a DQ - Drama Queen - was he dressed in drag also. This story is funny

  • Deon - 2012-05-24 12:31

    Maybe she was next in line for a shower based on the painting size and was disappointed of the real Spear size

      Hadebe - 2012-05-24 12:32


  • Jon - 2012-05-24 12:31

    probably just heard that her house had been robbed while she was out...

      Christopher - 2012-05-24 12:52

      HIS house

      Jon - 2012-05-24 12:55

      sorry, his house.

  • Nomfundo - 2012-05-24 12:32

    Was the advocate not on drugs?? Some of the ANC ministers have wives who r drug dealers, maybe they gave him to calm his nerves but it was too much to handle

  • Andre - 2012-05-24 12:32

    Just proves that the ANC's argument is so weak that their lawyers are buckling under the strain. The advocate had to acknowledge that the painting was not the racist issue that they were instructed to make out. Any good lawyer would have denied the opportunity to take on this case because it is baseless and impossible to defend. The poor advocate was like a knocked-out boxer on his feet just before he falls. Shame!

  • terry.burne - 2012-05-24 12:32

    Has all the makings of an Andrew Lloyd-Weber musical .....some drama, some farce - along the lines of 'Evita' crossed with 'Les Miserables'!

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-05-24 12:32

    Give this man a kleenex

      Jan - 2012-05-24 12:39

      Almost had me in tears... lol! +100

  • mandu.ngcobo - 2012-05-24 12:32

    Poor guy. The judges are giving him a proper grilling.

      ChronicDJ - 2012-05-24 12:52

      Like wors to a fire.

  • Nigel - 2012-05-24 12:33

    Oh Booo Hooo. For heavens sake, can you believe this?

  • Prosper - 2012-05-24 12:33

    They should have used those tough Zanu PF lawyers. They cause the tears not the other way.

      Felix - 2012-05-24 12:46

      Especially when there are also Zanu judges.

  • Cristie - 2012-05-24 12:33

    If you are going to bow,bow low bra...

  • Erich - 2012-05-24 12:33

    I would not like to get adv Malindi to defend me or my family/friends. An advocate is supposed to be calm, cool and collected and must be able to present his arguments with clinical objectivity.

  • Jackson - 2012-05-24 12:35

    Now I;ve heard it all: Crying about a painting of Zuma's private parts, he should be kicked out of the court room forever. Will the ANC stop at nothing

  • mrp721 - 2012-05-24 12:36

    ROFLMFAO... Oh geez, just let me get myself off the ground now, that was a good laugh.. HA HA HA