ANCYL: Shiceka's death a loss for society

2012-05-01 14:28

Johannesburg - Former local government minister Sicelo Shiceka's death was a loss to society and the ANC, the ANC Youth League said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The ANCYL is saddened by the passing of [comrade] Shiceka who has served the ANC and government as a cadre of the movement. Comrade Shiceka has served selflessly at all times in his role both in Gauteng and at national level.

"The ANCYL is saddened by his passing as it is a loss both for society and the ANC," said ANCYL spokesperson Magdalene Moonsamy.

The league also conveyed condolences to his family and friends.

Shiceka died in St Mary's private hospital in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape, on Monday morning, following a long illness.

Zuma removed him as a minister in October after Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found he had racked up over R1m in travel costs for himself, his staff and friends, in violation of the executive ethics code.

This included a trip to Switzerland to see a girlfriend jailed on drug-related charges.

He continued serving the ANC as an MP, but had been on sick leave since February 2011.

  • Sharmay - 2012-05-01 14:31

    Selflessly? Er, I think someone needs to remind the ANCYL about the tax money he stole.

      Ian - 2012-05-01 15:34

      I think they meant it's cutting the losses for the country...

      GrootWitHaai - 2012-05-01 16:31

      What's the bet he had a slow Peter Mokata.

      Denise - 2012-05-01 16:37

      Minister and epic freeloader Sicelo Shiceka will be remembered by South as the man who drafted a new Free Stuff Charter to replace the Freedom Charter

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-05-01 17:39

      Who cares what the dysfunctional ANCYL thinks ??? They are has-beens with no future. Get rid of the rogue Youth League.

  • Mamgobhozi - 2012-05-01 14:38

    Minus one trouble, who chowed our money.

  • George - 2012-05-01 14:46

    You also forgot to mention he was corrupt and stole millions,,,,

      George - 2012-05-01 16:58

      Clearly not a relevant fact in their culture of drunkeness and thievery and worse.

  • Bear - 2012-05-01 14:47

    a loss of the the ANCYL's society, the thieving corrupt mugabeish society.

  • Wesley - 2012-05-01 14:50

    Definitely not to me, my only worry is that some of my tax money will be spend to bury a crook

  • trudiroos.potter - 2012-05-01 14:51

    Perhaps a loss to their kind of society. He was corrupt and stole. End of story!

  • stefaans.blaauw - 2012-05-01 14:52

    A loss for which society, the mafia??? I am defenitly not part of the scoiety then.

  • Alan - 2012-05-01 14:54

    Died of a long illness ? and of cause we educated people all know what illness that is ! Another one bites the dust !

  • Shirley - 2012-05-01 14:55

    He may be a loss to his family,however if this is the type of person the ancyl holds in high regard-no wonder they are in the mess theyre in. This man stole from the poor to enrich his own devious schemes,kept his swiss ho happy and bugger the rest!

  • Neels - 2012-05-01 14:55

    He stole the taxpayers money now he is a loss for the ANC he was a year on sick leave it just showes you

  • Franz - 2012-05-01 14:57


      Dee - 2012-05-01 17:27

      Nope ... and that's the REAL loss to SA society.

  • Nonkululeko - 2012-05-01 15:08

    How can Shiceka's death be a loss 2 siciety?? This guy stole from the very siciety! If the ANC think like this then it all means 1 thing! They r just corrupt as he was. Shiceka's death is a loss to his family not to the society, at not to me!

      Saamprater - 2012-05-01 16:28

      So true, when will your neigbors see this simple truth?

      Pamela - 2012-05-02 09:04

      TIA!! Somethings you just have to get used to them with the GVT we have

  • Yar - 2012-05-01 15:10

    If the ANCYL believes that anything is good, then the opposite MUST be true.

  • Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-05-01 15:10

    The corrupt salute the corrupt. Comrades in stealing!

      Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-05-01 15:13

      I'm just waiting for a blind ANC supporter to come and have a word regarding this. All guns blazing

  • tobydt - 2012-05-01 15:10

    "Shiceka's death a loss for society" No its not. More cadres to follow.

  • Sylvia - 2012-05-01 15:13

    Hardly, "selflessly." He was disgraced for defrauding the public. It may be a loss to his family, but certainly no loss to society. What a load of rubbish is spoken about dead politicians.

  • Danny - 2012-05-01 15:18

    Great loss my foot. One thief less to worry about.

  • Johan - 2012-05-01 15:27

    The man was a crook

  • braamc - 2012-05-01 15:27

    So not a loss to society, loss to tax payers money the thieve stole.

  • devydevinen - 2012-05-01 15:31

    his nt a loss for society bt a loss to his family, i dnt understand wen u say '' a loss for society'' r u say we lost some1 who will steal 4rom us, dnt wori some1 will emage soon, baningi ku ANC

  • Matthew Patrick - 2012-05-01 15:32

    Can Thuli Madonsela now, please, investigate the bankrupt Madibeng Municipality and it's 'CFO', Nana Masithela? She no longer has her powerful buddy to protect her. The money that Shiceka misappropriated is peanuts compared to the cash that his 'deployed cadre' blew, stole & wasted.

      Matthew Patrick - 2012-05-01 16:09

      My bad, it turns out she was investigated and suspended last year.

  • Ryan - 2012-05-01 15:36

    Thieving, corrupt , selfish with a slow-puncture

  • acsteyn - 2012-05-01 15:51

    I am sorry about his untimely death and once again my sincere condolances to his family. But he made a mistake, he was a thief. Lets remember him as a man that lived and not revere him as a thief.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-01 16:08

      Only the ANC will revere him thus.

      ettienne.hattingh - 2012-05-01 17:58

      No, he will be remembered as a thief.

  • ShottaZee - 2012-05-01 16:01

    As Africans we need to respect the dead, whether they had their flaws or past glories. Not everyone is a saint, even Mandela had his mistakes but tis his good deeds that we must honour, while learning from and acknowledging his mishaps.

      Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-05-01 16:09

      It's not that we don't respect the dead. It's the fact that someone that had flaws and stole my money is being portrayed as a hero. My attack is on the ANC and ANCYL

      ShottaZee - 2012-05-01 16:19

      That's fair Ferdie.

      Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-05-01 16:23

      I do believe that as a nation everyone is getting slight fed up with what's going on. There's not a better chance than now for each and every South African to stand up against unfairness in our society. We all work hard for our money, but we lose it through no fault of our own

      Bless Boswell - 2012-05-01 16:51

      I wonder whether he will be given a state funeral. That would be a huge slap in the face for the people of South Africa - when thieves get state funerals...

      Wesley - 2012-05-01 17:01

      Bullsh t, when you are a crook, you are a crook

  • David - 2012-05-01 16:05

    After the great FW con two decades ago,we have ended up with cheats ,incompetents and nitwits at all levels of government-and I voted for this!!!

      Adil Smit - 2012-05-01 17:32

      What was the FW con?

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-01 19:13

      It was the Frank Williams FW002. Useless in any race.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-01 19:16

      Sorry, Adil. I think he is referring to FW Dickle Irk who conned us into doing the right thing.

  • Andrew - 2012-05-01 16:12

    He was no more than a common tyhief who abused his position. It is amazing how the ANC will glamorise these people. Good riddance he cannot steal any more from the poor. No loss at all!!!

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-01 16:15

    Public servants have defrauded the government of R40 million through social grant graft. That is a genuine loss for society

  • Saamprater - 2012-05-01 16:24

    Now there is no change of getting the stolen moneys back. What a loss and good riddance to a thief of the highest order. May his example not be followed by the many. What did he die of? Forgot to take a shower?

  • Julio - 2012-05-01 16:52

    A loss to society? What did he contribute to society? He served selflessly? Who the heck writes this crap? Oh I see it was the ANCYL, now I understand!

  • Herbert - 2012-05-01 16:54

    Huh? Miss him? Sorry boys, I miss the tax money he misappropriated.

  • George - 2012-05-01 16:56

    When the ancestors are angry, sooner or later, the tokolosh comes to visit.

  • pws69 - 2012-05-01 17:04

    "ANCYL: Shiceka's death a loss for society" No it's not. Headline should read "Good riddance to bad rubbish" then again, I am not surprised by the ANCYL statement. They do all aspire to, and celebrate, thieves.

  • willem.wulfse - 2012-05-01 17:20

    A thief, like the rest............

  • Marlien - 2012-05-01 17:21

    Ag please!!! Jammer doe ou is dood, maar hy het BEDROG gepleeg. Dis beslis net verlies vir sy familie en nie die samelewing nie

  • sydney.matubandlela - 2012-05-01 17:30

    All of you who are writing nonsense here why don't you say the same about your forefathers who stole our land?, how about your fathers and grandfathers who continued to steal during the apartheid days? Eh? How about we curse them too....

      Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-05-01 18:05

      You live in a dream world! People writing the "nonsense" is black as well. Why don't you stop with the apartheid? No one stole my money back then anyway. The aNC is stealing it now!

      Earl O Tool - 2012-05-01 18:33

      no one stole land : in war, the victor takes ownership of the defeated's land. this is the way the world was, and your forefathers lost ekse, but that has nothing to do with us today nor this joke of these false condolences from the ANCYL. so keep it real cause not all of us live in the past.

      Richard - 2012-05-01 19:04

      Stole ? I thought our forefathers bought it ? Its convenient to say stole just becuase youn dont agree with the price that was paid at the time.

      Ferdie Van Der Merwe - 2012-05-01 19:07

      I was going to mention that but to be honest I don't really have the time to argue with a half wit

      Irene - 2012-05-01 19:19

      Oh Sydney, rather just F.O.A.D. Get over yourself.

  • Shannon - 2012-05-01 17:35

    Selfless struggle at all times. SERIOUSLY? How is stealing tax payers money self less. Quite frightening that the ANCYL does not see an issue with this!

  • Deon - 2012-05-01 17:35

    What society, the corrupt ones. Let us see how he will pull the BBE trumph card at the pearly gates.

  • Johan - 2012-05-01 17:41

    The only loss is the money he had to pay back. But we will pardon that if he can broker a duddel deal and take juju along

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-05-01 17:47

    But wait a minute, I clicked on this guy's name at the bottom of the article to see what articles relating to him are about and all of them (except the ones about his death) seem to talk about a corrupt minister who got fired for abusing public funds in one way or another. Seriously, how is he a 'loss to society' again?

  • Ron - 2012-05-01 18:31

    Rot in hell ANC thief.

  • Irene - 2012-05-01 19:22

    No loss here whatsoever. He was nothing but another corrupt, thieving anCancer cadre and the country is a better place with him being 6 foot under. But then, just like all the other 'heroes', death makes him a saint! LOL! FFS, it must be torture to go through life with a pea-sized brain.

  • Jean - 2012-05-01 20:15

    I wish he can, atleast read all of this comments, if he is to resurrect, i bet u, he wont!! HE WAS A THIEF WOOO..........

  • elmarco.martiens - 2012-05-01 21:53

    sowi 4 tha loss bt damm anc how can a guy still be on ur side if he,s a thieve....may he,s soul anc it,s freedom to prosper in life nd not free to steal nd stop redeploying thieves as ceo,s nd ministers...these people r starving the people nd feeding themselve.

  • elkita.robbertse - 2012-05-01 23:03

    Alive he was a loss to society.Now he means something.

  • jp.wittstock - 2012-05-02 01:00

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  • Michelle - 2012-05-02 14:23

    How on earth can someone who has been fired for having his hand in the cookie jar be a loss for society??? For his family yes but for the people he was "stealing" from not a chance

  • Johann - 2012-05-09 22:03

    Hie served selflessly by stealing just another criminal in the ANCmafia,I for one won't miss the thieving hintsa,i know it's I'll to speak of the dead but may he rot in hell

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