ANC to make announcements at march

2012-05-29 07:45

Johannesburg - The ANC and its alliance partners will march to the Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg on Tuesday to protest against a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

"This protest will be used to advance the need for unity as a nation and to register a need for common and acceptable values," ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

"At the end of the march, the alliance will make important announcements following extensive interaction with all parties involved," he said.

The protest is against the The Spear, a painting by Brett Murray, which was defaced last Tuesday.

It was part of Murray's Hail to the Thief II exhibition on show at the gallery.

Marchers would meet at Zoo Lake park at 08:00 and the march would start at 10:00.

About 15 000 protesters were expected, said Johannesburg metro police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

Traffic is expected to be severely disrupted, said Minnaar.

  • ashley.james.3701779 - 2012-05-29 07:50

    Don't these ANC SUPPORTERS work?

      Alan - 2012-05-29 07:56

      Work?..... no Ashley - the bazzword in ANC circles is "Handouts!".

      Alan - 2012-05-29 07:59

      @Michael - The DA marchers were working - they were collecting bricks to build more gantries

      Tuco - 2012-05-29 08:01

      Work? are you serious? these masses are the power behind the ANC thugs. these are the ones you see on tv being handed t-shirts and chicken in exchange for votes. Zuma has managed to turn this little non issue into a political campaign. race based political campaign. what a shame

      Alan - 2012-05-29 08:03

      @Tuco - somebody pointed out recently thatthe ANC relies on racism to survive. They turn every stuff-up they make into a 'race' issue to divert atention.

      mariuskowie - 2012-05-29 08:03

      They are working very hard to distract from the theme of the art display: "Hail to the thief 2"

      TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-05-29 08:05

      Shm... The ANC are going to announce important news? Sounds like they are stringing the nation along... in anycase the only reason the ANC is marching is so that they make it seem the ANC is still united... like they are still important... The fact however remains not everyone in the ANC supports Zuma... they are not united... and they are not important... COME ELECTION DAY the country will relies the ANC is dying :)

      ro.jhb.1 - 2012-05-29 08:08

      No they dont - 75% of people who vote ANC are unemployed - thats why there is such a large social safety net and free houses - these are what you call voting fodder

      Alf - 2012-05-29 08:14

      This is how it works in totalitarian states: the population is forced to participate "voluntarily" in marches. The ANC takes and its partners take it a step further by destroying and looting, because they get the people to the venues they don't have a clue how to control them!

      Susan - 2012-05-29 08:18

      Tsotsi - People revere the ANC for the past struggle, and they will continue supporting them. There is no viable alternative for them.

      Steve - 2012-05-29 08:23

      Nope. These are mostly those that the cANCer keep unemployed, hungry and poor. Then they bus them in when the need arises and dish out free T-shirts and some KFC. All that's then left to do is to incite them and remind them, that come election time, they must apply their minds and never forget all the free T-shirts and KFC. This is also probably considered by the cANCer to be part of their job-creation scheme.

      Riad - 2012-05-29 08:56

      @michael.ntshabele: Considering the plight of the DA march to COSATU house, do you think that maybe all those marchers could have been the unemployed youth?

      Suzi - 2012-05-29 09:08

      Freedem of expression, freedem of a protest march, but we know that it only takes one to start the violence and that is the main object of the ANC... No difference to Mugabe's ZANUPF!!

      Tax - 2012-05-29 09:10

      ZOO lake. How appropriate.

      sifiso.mabaso - 2012-05-29 09:56

      thats a stupid question,did u ask the DA marchers the same question when they marched to COSATU house?i bet you didnt because of your own predudice against the ANC

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-05-29 13:59

      What would chuck do!?!

  • Jill - 2012-05-29 07:51

    The controversial painting has been defaced. 2 guys (a white & a black) were arrested. The ANC will be marching tomorrow regarding this issue BUT ...... BUT A 17 year-old mentally challenged girl was gang raped & the video went viral. No one marched BUT An 8-year-old girl was raped by a 15 year-old boy & her eyes gouged out. No one marched BUT Entire provinces are without school text books - it's almost June. No one marched BUT Our imminent police chief is an alleged gangster & has brought our police service to its knees. No one marched: BUT Our country has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. No one marched BUT Our democracy is going down the toilet but no one marches. And our country goes hysterical over a painting? Where are our priorities?

      Alan - 2012-05-29 07:55

      Eish - andnow it's the Ides of March, I mean the Idle's of March.....

      ro.jhb.1 - 2012-05-29 08:09

      Jill I wonder how many ANC supporters will tell you how stupid you are for bring such things up - but hey show a penis with a president!!!

      Alan - 2012-05-29 08:12

      @Ro - the trick is to discern which is which

      Andres - 2012-05-29 08:17

      Jill's right, but unfortunately, I'm beginning to get the feeling this is manufactured outrage to gain sympathy for Zuma. Helping him with his re-election bid. It's just going on too long; the dead horse is flogged and flogged again. There's no purpose now, other than to create artificial mass sympathy for Zuma.

      Alan - 2012-05-29 08:21

      @annman - note sure if it is the dead horse or the 'object' of the painting that has been flogged to death! whaahaa

      Nicholas - 2012-05-29 08:25

      Its exactly that Jill, todays march is designed to draw attention away from the points that you made. Those problems have always been there so they are easier to ignore, A painting of Zuma with his tackle hanging out is something new so it attracts immediate and convenient attention for those who don't have much to contribute to society.

      Alf - 2012-05-29 08:27

      Thanks Jill, but in the words of our ANC/government leaders "It is our culture!" The Zuma government's aim is to ruin the country completely in the shortest time possible. No regard for anybody other than their cronies! I for one used your comment to alert a few people overseas! We should all do that to make sure people get the right impression about South Africa when it comes to respecting and protecting human rights!

      Steve - 2012-05-29 08:30

      Jill. Imagine if there was a march for every evil that the cANCer has brought about. There would be marches 24/7 365 days a year. You are so right. These clowns do not know the meaning of priority.

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-05-29 08:42

      If people vote for someone because they pity him, or sympathise... then that's f**king stupid.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-29 09:07

      The priorities are Arrogance, Nepotism and Corruption, Jill. ANC. It is as clear as daylight : The ANC only cares for itself. Brett Murray and the Goodman Gallery did the ANC a huge favour. They innocently dished up something which the ANC quickly converted into a race issue. Without racism the ANC simply will not survive. Racism brings hatred, division and votes. Marching against the heinous crimes you mentioned, won't produce as many votes as racism does.

      Oom - 2012-05-29 10:49

      Jill, the ANC is all about the ANC...nobody else, just about themselves..They don’t care about trivial stuff like murder and rape...that’s not important. Winning the election, now that’s important.!!!!And still the BLIND masses continue to keep them in power...

      Conxious - 2012-05-29 16:04

      yo first two points touch upon our morality as a nation....the painting is no different....just two extremes

  • brionyl.french - 2012-05-29 07:52

    no us tax payers pay for their suspended payrolls, did you watch Carte Blanche?

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-29 08:09

      Yup, and we pay for suspended, suspended, suspended nincompoops. But I blame the tax payer, as they still fund it.

      Riad - 2012-05-29 09:16

      The sad part about “Carte Blanche” is that this is not broadcasted to the majority of citizens that have this false perception of the Ruling Party. The trick is how to get such informative/investigative topics aired to those that can not afford DSTV.

  • IcemanGP - 2012-05-29 07:52

    Can some people make huge poster copies of this painting and distribute them to the marchers? ....

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-05-29 09:30

      Polo, stop trying to act all tough. What is going to happen? Are you going to behave like a retard and hurt him and his family? Wow, so exposed penis is against your culture, but hate, racism and violence is perfectly ok? F**king hypocrite

  • Tumelo - 2012-05-29 07:53

    Count me in comrade. Im expecting DA to counter march in support of Brett, the coward and the Gallery of shame. Now this is democracy at its best!

      Christopher - 2012-05-29 07:59

      Well I know what you look like now and your friends...if I see any of you in the crowd from above, expect some hard boiled eggs coming your way:)

      Alan - 2012-05-29 08:04

      Best you 'scramble' Tumelo

      ro.jhb.1 - 2012-05-29 08:13

      Tumelo you clearly are gifted - anther sheep, a bit of voting fodder. I would suggest think but I dont think that is possible

      Steve - 2012-05-29 08:41

      Troll Alert!

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-05-29 08:44

      Pathetic excuse for a human being...

      aspruyt - 2012-05-29 08:47

      Ag shame you call him a coward? How insulted he must be. I promise you his balls will crush you in totality. It takes some big kahunas to make a statement like he has with his art.

      darryl.maze1 - 2012-05-29 08:59

      Oh Tumelo, another brainwashed idiot. Well enjoy ur free t-shirt, half loaf of bread and soup. Hope it lasts u till next elections when your anc screws you over again.

      Loo - 2012-05-29 09:06

      DEMOCRACY ???!!! bwahahaah .. you mean herding dude

      Marion - 2012-05-29 09:25

      @Tumelo - please don't hold your breath while you wait expectantly.

      Oom - 2012-05-29 10:51

      Baaaaaaaaa. here come the blind sheep again...Baaaaaaaa

  • Christopher - 2012-05-29 07:55

    Its amazing they have not mentioned or said anything about what the exhibition is called..."Hail to the Thief II!" They more worried about this d**k's, Di*K! So they agree that He Zuma is a thieving bastrad!

      Alan - 2012-05-29 08:00

      and I thought the painting was called "Show-A-Head'

      Marion - 2012-05-29 09:26

      @Christopher - from what I saw they are going to demand the removal of the entire exhibition.

      Sérgio - 2012-05-29 10:52

      Yeap, shows you how senseless this has come

      Keith - 2012-05-29 11:27

      Which is our president, the man or the other thing in the painting?

  • Alan - 2012-05-29 07:58

    Kinda fitting that the 'marchers' are meeting at Zoo Lake park

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-05-29 08:01

    the ANC want to register the need for acceptable values, hhahahahahhahahahaha, are they marching against themselves

      Alan - 2012-05-29 08:07

      I wonder if they will throw stones at themselves? Eish - Rock Art is the theme today.

      Oom - 2012-05-29 10:52

      They just want the free T shirt...

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-05-29 08:06

    When ANC protesters march there is no problem with permissions,,,when the DA want to march then conditions are so dangerous that the march is disallowed!! Double standards as usual!!

      Conxious - 2012-05-29 15:53

      Apartheid started in 1652 (officially 1949).....democratic era started in the maths

  • Stephen - 2012-05-29 08:06

    I bet they start stoning the place.

  • ivan.ferreira - 2012-05-29 08:08

    announcements? are they going to announce the second coming of Christ? Here is an announcement: "go ++++ yourself ANC". This made me laugh: "need for common and acceptable values" haha....

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-05-29 08:10


      Marion - 2012-05-29 09:27

      Tell that to the people who deduct tax before they pay you ro.jhb.1

      Malcolm - 2012-05-29 09:41

      How when it is paid by the company directly before the employee ever sees it? If you know something the rest of us don't please share...

      Conxious - 2012-05-29 15:52

      LOL....stop paying need to study economics dude

  • frikkie.deysel1 - 2012-05-29 08:10

    All the parties involved compromise BUT the ANC! The Goodman's is closed,the painting not there, City Press removed the image - why the march!!

      Conxious - 2012-05-29 15:54

      to make sure u think twice before you do it

  • Holdanigono - 2012-05-29 08:11

    Let's see if they can march without violence

      Conxious - 2012-05-29 15:56

      i think u need to refer to the marching in England last year before you start judging

  • Andre Lombard - 2012-05-29 08:11

    The ANC are applying OJ Simpson tactics. Make everything a racial issue and the real issues are forgotten AND the guilty walk free.

      Alan - 2012-05-29 08:18

      Yip - Making everything racist divert attention from their failures. Funny enough - I thought the painting was making a statement about the President. Thanks for clearing that up for me ANC.

      Conxious - 2012-05-29 15:59

      the majority of people understand the everyday real issues because they in stop undermining the majority of this country as if they don't have brains

  • brianmacza - 2012-05-29 08:19

    Rent-A-Crowd in action

      Alan - 2012-05-29 08:23

      Rent a brain cell

  • ziphok1 - 2012-05-29 08:21

    As much as you not see anything wrong about the painting some people do. And you can say all bad things to them as you want but atleast they standing out for something they believe in. You don't have to be smart to see that this painting has done no good in the country.

      Alan - 2012-05-29 08:28

      That is true - but the ANC have been very wrong in making such a fuss, and especially for trying to make it another racial issue to divert attention.

      ziphok1 - 2012-05-29 08:50

      Thats true Alan,they knew what will work for them. I just wish both part can learn something out of this. And it will be nice to see our artist do more for nation building. But that doesn't mean they must just blow ANC horn.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-05-29 09:02

      which is worse, a bit of bad art, or a government systematically oppressing the freedom of a nation

      David Dvd Luciano Joubert - 2012-05-29 09:18

      no matter what race u are no matter what color u are, we have to learn to respect our elders. we have to think something trough before we go ahead with it. before u say or do something to the next person how will it feel if it was done to u or to your elder's. lets not do things to other people that we don't want to be done to us. lets also not forget that we are all God's children and try to live together.

      Marion - 2012-05-29 09:29

      @ziphok1 - I found the painting to be vulgar but not racist. Marching to the Goodman Gallery when there is an FPB hearing in the process and the courts, to my knowledge, will also rule on the painting is the ANC intimidating and flexing political muscle.

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-05-29 09:34

      City Press stood up for what THEY believe in, but it seems the ANC and its followers thinks it ok to bully people, regardless if it something another person believes in. The ANC and its supporters (the radical 1s) are the biggest bunch of HYPOCRITES this country has ever seen.

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-05-29 09:36

      @David: I will respect my elders, until they do something that strips away on the respect. Respect is earned, not a given.

  • Andre - 2012-05-29 08:26

    The ANC have made a mountain out of the proverbial mole heap. Wasting millions of rand over a painting that has been removed and the necessary excuses already been made. But it seems as if the idea has stuck in their heads and they will continue, come hell or high water!

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-05-29 08:31

    Its amazing how many days off from work the anc voters get off during the year for all these marches. Why cant they march on a weekend??? Oh wait they cant think that far ahead. Companies should start firing them and fill there places with ppl who wanna work. The anc should be had up by the labour court cause they pay there marching members with T-shirts, half loaf bread and a cup of soup, surely thats way below minimum wage.

  • karoo.gypsy - 2012-05-29 08:36

    Announcement to be: If you vote for us you will get 2 T-shirts and two pieces of chicken instead of one each. If you are unemployed you will get three of each.

  • Vic - 2012-05-29 08:36

    ANC get over yourselves. City Press, Goodman Gallery and Murray have all apologized, yet the march is an excuse not to work and disrupt those who do.

  • candice.t.sassman - 2012-05-29 08:37

    Clearly the ANC have nothing better to do with their time, How about doing something constructive for a change instead of Marching for any stupid little thing that falls in their "laps"...maybe if JZ kept it in his pants long enough he'd realise that there are more importants things to fight over or for. Our children are being Murdered and Raped, Our nation killed off like life is worth nothing and they have time to waste the Judicial systems time and resources on a painting. REALLY NOW...

      Lionel - 2012-05-29 09:02

      @kagiso - thus pissing in public is not African culture? Everyday on the N3, I am confronted by people urinating, their equipment in full view, when less than 10 metres away, there is a bush for discretion.

      Shellerjc - 2012-05-29 09:15

      @ Kagiso - Abusing the President? Where? If there is any ABUSE going on then I have to agree with Janine on this as well as Lionel - Again DOuble Standards and No Education. Seeing a womans breasts is DEMEANING, so why not see then mens privates and make them feel like OBJECTS - You call us White supremists - we call you UNEDUCATED

      Kagiso Spat Truthtell - 2012-05-29 09:19

      @Janine...breasts are not lyk vaginas...if a vagina was to be drawn lyk that (of which i might do if the Anc losses this case) there would have a bigger outcry from everybody talking abt how we losing morals. @Lionel have u seen Zuma himself pissing lyk that??? So y punish him for the sins of others while u dnt want us to punish u for the sins of ur apartheid fathers??

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-29 11:00

      Can always trust a coward to remove their comments, ey kagiso

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-05-29 08:37

    Value's? Since when do they know about value's?

      aspruyt - 2012-05-29 08:50

      They "value" tenders ;)

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-05-29 09:36


  • jookco - 2012-05-29 08:41

    Jacob Zuma penis painting removed by South African newspaper,

  • Matthew - 2012-05-29 08:47

    We should dress up like anc supporters,take bricks and then get them riled up and trick them into doing what they do best,destroying everything around them.Who would they blame for the violence then,pffft,probly say the police started.wouldnt surprise me. And for the record )2 the first question) no,none of them do,or if they do,they dont care.why work when their role models in political power just steal from everyone else...=/

  • Kevin - 2012-05-29 08:47

    I hope the leadership demonstrates nation building and rejects all forms of disrespect - like destroying for good the hateful and disrespectful and racialistic songs they sing when together.

      willybegood - 2012-05-29 09:20

      and the painting of Ayanda Mabulu...

  • spookhuis - 2012-05-29 08:48

    The most amazing thing is the two idiots have managed to turn that painting into a true reflection of what we all now looks like the devil.

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-05-29 08:51

    Funny how people’s double standards are exposed when it comes to ANC. What’s wrong with them marching, actually it’s something that should be applauded by all who love democracy. Let not hatred cloud your judgement, when the Afrikaners felt that their rights were being infringed by Malema’s dubuli ibhunu they marched went to court and even said he is advocating another genocide. Nobody felt hurt more than the Boers because they were the ones being offended. On that token why is it difficult to understand that the ANC is being hurt, what good does it do a nation to paint naked leaders? Its laughable some of the comments here that ANC leaders and followers are illiterate, visit the ANC and DA websites and go through the leaders’ profile and take a look at their education credentials. Even Malema is better educated than Cape Town Mayor – look for yourself

      Kagiso Spat Truthtell - 2012-05-29 08:56

      lmao ba bolelle Lerato ba sele these racists. Damn u got em girl...u deserve a bells. Eish kopa go nna friend ya hao

      Derek - 2012-05-29 09:09

      Nothing wrong with them marching, it's their constituional right! But you and I know that it will degenerate into damaging of property, singing racial songs and slogans about killing other South Africans, war chants etc. Murray was actually on the side of ALL south africans when through satire (look at the entire body of works "hail to the thief") he has showed the ANC and their leadership up for what they have become.Where are the huge marches against issues such as gang raping a retarded teenager, plundering of resources, non-delivery of school text books, the poorest of the poor living on rubbish dumps! Shows you the present ANC set of priorities!

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-05-29 09:23

      @ Lerato, I agree with some of what you say, if they are marching because of a principle, & they respect other people, the same way that they demand to be respected, thats one thing, but is this the case. If it is, then the ANC government should call for a march when say, farmers are murdered, or when minority groups are insulted by someone like Malema, or when mines owned by the presidents nephew dosent pay its workers, or when unions stifle job creation, or when police commissioners, guilty of fraud are not charged but given a new job etc etc.... I agree that the painting is in poor taste & is bad art, but the ANC is intimidating & bullying the media & freedom of speech, if anything we should all be marching about the ANC's threat to democracy, I don't defend this art, & I don't think it does any good, it is in bad taste, but I do defend the people of SA's right to freedom of speech.

      willybegood - 2012-05-29 09:30

      seriously!? answer me this... why not march on the Cape Times and the World Art gallery who featured an article on a painting of Ayanda Mabulu who showed not only JZ with his genitals in a crutch but also the genitals of Bishop Tutu exposed. There is not hurt here legato.kay3, its all smoke and mirrors. In fact Jackson Mthembu admitted that he does not know of Ayanda's painting (that was 4 days ago) and still to this day they make no mention of it. Doing so would show them up for the opportunistic racists that they are. Here's the links for you... what do you have to say about this? So tell me legato.kay3, who are actually displaying double standards? your comments on this would be most welcome. Ps: You just got owned!!

      Marion - 2012-05-29 09:42

      @lerato - The march is aimed at intimidating citizens of South Africa. If the ANC has a message for its supporters it can do it via the branches / ANC Today newsletter. Please do not compare Malema's education with that of Patricia de Lille. Even if Malema had a Ph.d a vuvuzela with a Ph.d would still a vuvuzela.

  • Dhavandran - 2012-05-29 08:54

    anc please realise the struggle is over . selfless struggle has now become selfish struggle only for yourselves. please move on and get on with the promises of achieving democracy like health,education,housing,sanitation,portable water and infrastructure.

  • Tsietsi - 2012-05-29 08:55

    The ANC has lost touch with reality. The painting has been defaced, City Press has removed it from its website, Ferial has apologized and so did the Goodman Gallery. So what more do they want? This stupidity has been going on for far too long. Its embarrassing. Can true leaders within the ANC stand up and stop this? I doubt it, with Mangaung around the corner.

      Kagiso Spat Truthtell - 2012-05-29 09:04

      u sound retarded...yes they have apologised but the sale of the picture is still goin through. Sold to a German guy, so that sale must be prevented, the picture must be burned destroyed we wont let anybody sell the Presidents dignity for R136000 and as for City Press Haffajee is making it sound lyk they whr forced into removing it or intimadated which is not the case. Haffajee must make a first page apology for undermining our presidents dignity in this manner.

      willybegood - 2012-05-29 09:33

      Kagiso... educate your dumb@ss Your presidents 'dignity' has been sold a long time ago... but not a peep from him or the ANC before... wake-up! Even the govt controlled SABC knows of the painting of Zuma's genitals by Ayanda, but not a word from the ANC.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-05-29 09:53

      @Kagiso, the picture has been defaced, do you not read (or understand) the news, besides, there is no dignity left to undermine, you seem retarded.

  • Loo - 2012-05-29 08:56

    THIS PROVES that it was never about dignity nor the painting itself.. Its desperate political agendas at play prior to the upcoming election .. THEY are desperate !!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-29 08:57

    Announcement #1 : No-one is allowed to offend the ANC in any way. Announcement #2 : Racism is only legal when practiced by the ANC. Announcement #3 : Freedom of anything only applies to the ANC. Announcement #4 : Only the ANC is allowed to protest about anything. If anyone else dares to protest against the ANC, then the ANC will protest against that protest and threaten the protesters with violence and mafia action. Announcement #5 : The ANC will pass laws to control the courts and the media.

  • Lionel - 2012-05-29 08:57

    LOL, this march wouldn't take place on the days when social grants are being paid out...

  • bearpup - 2012-05-29 08:59

    I have been asking this question all week...and not a single ANC E-Troll can give me an's not rocket science!!!!! Why was there no fuss when enlighten me?

      Lionel - 2012-05-29 09:04

      They can't answer it; this is just a game by Zuma and his acolytes to gather support for Mangaung...

      Shellerjc - 2012-05-29 09:18

      Agreed - Yet a big thing is made about this - Oh wait I know whay - It was painted by a ....... wait for it.......... WHITE PERSON!!!

      willybegood - 2012-05-29 09:36

      LOL, i have also been posting this to them since the whole furore around Brett Murray's painting erupted, but they conveniently choose to ignore it... you will see the same from the ANC trolls on this article.

  • Punah - 2012-05-29 09:04

    There is no way iwill go to the march organized by future mr president will learn to close his zip.hey imust say muhle umshini ka zuma yooo!no wonder they showcased it big n strong.cheers to the true artist

  • Suzi - 2012-05-29 09:06

    Freedem of expression, freedem of a protest march, but we know that it only takes one to start the violence and that is the main object of the ANC... No difference to Mugabe's ZANUPF!!

  • Loo - 2012-05-29 09:07

    How much property are going to be wrecked during the March this time ????

  • Marion - 2012-05-29 09:09

    That painting was vulgar and as such should have been removed in my opinion. However, the ANC is now flexing its political muscle before the court cases are finalized and that is as bad, if not worse, than the painting. All I hear about is Goodman Gallery and City Press. Where in the world is Brett Murray in all of this? "This protest will be used to advance the need for unity as a nation and to register a need for common and acceptable values," ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement. "At the end of the march, the alliance will make important announcements following extensive interaction with all parties involved," he said. Is there any chance in hell that the ANC will tell its supporters to stop singing awudubhule ibhunu as it is offensive to many South Africans?

      Malcolm - 2012-05-29 09:44

      You are vulgar and should be removed in my opinion.

      indianajohn - 2012-05-29 09:57

      Marion, nothing forces you to go to the gallery. There are far more vulgar paintings out there and people have a choice to see them or not. The only reason that this painting has become so famous is the ANC itself. They've drawn the world's attention to it all by themselves. Utterly stupid, of course. But art is art for goodness sake. You can't ban or censor it. If you prefer paintings of flowers then go look at paintings of flowers. The vulgarity of the painting is the whole point. I agree with most of the stuff you say except this. By suggesting that it should have been removed, you are also anti-democracy.

      Marion - 2012-05-29 10:31

      @Malcolm - come around any time you like and rescue the population from my vulgar presence.

      Marion - 2012-05-29 10:36

      @indianajohn - I agree with you that we probably would never have heard about this painting if the ANC hadn't drawn attention to it. However, I also believe that an individual's right to human dignity comes before the right to freedom of artistic expression and that it is time there was a court ruling on this so that we all know where we stand.

  • Oistar - 2012-05-29 09:12

    the ANC has earned all the disrespect we show give them

  • Denis - 2012-05-29 09:17

    I just wish this painting issues could go away. After a week and a half of anger, disgust, vindication, emotions and accusations and counter-accusations about racism, can the circus please pack up and leave? Try adding up the money gained and spent during the painting issue...raised painting value and price, lawyers fees, newspaper sales, website visits, lost future sales due to paper boycott, organisation time spent on websites typing comments, repainting costs for gallery, route diversion petrol costs due to today's march. And the unquantifiable costs and value additions. Eish...this painting has a life of its own.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-29 09:23

      Denis : The ANC will ride this pony until it collapses in the sand. Then they will flog it and march against its passing.

  • mikenortje - 2012-05-29 09:23

    "the sound of liberty will die to thunderous applause and cheering crowds... freedom not even fought for, simply forgotten." - ANC Members do you remember fighting for your Freedoms NOW YOU ARE TRAMPLING ON THEM, shame on YOU for allowing it. SHAME on YOU for not holding your leaders to account.

  • bernard.herbert.9 - 2012-05-29 09:26

    You are such Hypocrites... "common and acceptable values"? What about corruption, that while investigated, nothing much comes of it, the murder of farmers, and the direct link to the escalation of this genocidal fact with the open blatant siging of "kill the boer", even Zumampara has been involved in this... And so the list goes on ABYTHING BUT ACCEPTABLE, HYPOCRITES!!! you make me want to vommit more than the NP ever did!

  • bearpup - 2012-05-29 09:37

    Why was there no fuss when enlighten me? AND STILL NO ANSWER...COME ON ANC SYCOPHANTS ENLIGHTEN ME!!!!!!!!!!!

  • shengeboy - 2012-05-29 10:10

    the spear is just a front,anc is up to something @ the back,remember that malema aint there to Distract the media. you will see

  • Janette - 2012-05-29 10:12

    Free T-Shirt and KFC- rent a crowd. Pity they don't turn out for something that is important like RAPE, CRime, etc

  • Susan - 2012-05-29 10:31

    What the Anc and Zuma seems to have forgotten is that they and (he) is pointing fingers left right and centre and have forgotten about the three pointing straight back at them. So much negative karma being created here....scary stuff....from someone who knows about these things!!

  • Marius - 2012-05-29 12:16

    Announcement: To the 15000 fools(comrades) that rocked up today because of a stupid painting and in support of the anc THANK YOU…..your support means a lot. Nothing has changed you still don’t have jobs, sorry we cant help with that now go back home. See you at the next election.

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