ANCYL buses in pupils for march

2012-08-30 12:49

Polokwane - ANC Youth League protest marchers have arrived at the Limpopo department of education in Polokwane on Thursday.

The march, which was delayed for over an hour, started under heavy police presence at the SABC park. Officers in about 10 vehicles kept watch.

Clad in ANC T-shirts, they intended handing a memorandum to Education MEC Dickson Masemola demanding textbook delivery to schools in the province.

"Dickson is a betrayer," they sang, holding placards reading: "We demand textbooks".

Pupils of the Moruleng and Mohlakaneng secondary schools, in Seshego outside Polokwane, were bussed to the SABC park to join the march.

The pupils, who were not given permission from the schools to attend the march, carried placards with slogans "We demand jobs" and "Administration must release our province".

The league was also marching against the national government placing five Limpopo departments, including education, under administration in December 2011.

'School disrupted for political gain'

Expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema used to go to Mohlakaneng Secondary.

The education department said it was disappointed that ANCYL members were disrupting schooling.

"The department condemns the disruption of schools for political gains," spokesperson Pat Kgomo said in a statement.

"We want to urge the principals, school governing bodies and parents to urgently report any disruptions to the law enforcement agency and also appeal to learners to refrain from participating in any event that is not curriculum orientated."

Earlier, Limpopo police said they were ready for the march and expected demonstrators to behave.

"We will not take any nonsense, we are prepared and we don't anticipate any problems," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

"[We] would like them to behave. If they misbehave, action will be taken against them."

On Thursday morning ANCYL spokesperson Nono Mabunda said the league was expecting 3 000 people at the march to the department of education and premier's office.

  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-30 12:53

    Limpopo is one f$%ked up province! The worst in SA! It's because it's so close to Zimbabwe and it being the home town of Malema too. How can you disrupt school to protest better services for schools? Why do they ALWAYS want to toi-toi??? FFS man! This is barbaric behaviour!

      procold2 - 2012-08-30 12:58

      this is why we dont go forward,the kids are so far behind not having books, what a bunch of clowns this ancyl, they have lost support so now lets get kids from school

      Willie - 2012-08-30 13:08

      This is a lost course,i give up,we gonna have a nation of dull people

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-08-30 13:11

      Boy : Hello Sir,where can i learn the science of self destruction? Elder: South Africa my boy. Boy: How is that? Elder: Well they have a self destruction institute called the ANCYL which specializes in the following sciences : public property destructionology, Handoutology , Toitoism, blabbermouthism,School bunkism , Apartheid excuism , Scr$w educationism , free passism and Acute stupidism. Boy: How will i recognize it? Elder: Very easy my boy ,just look for a fat toad who can speak dressed in a purple suit .

      tebza.ngoatoana - 2012-08-30 13:23

      Michael Toi Toi is the only way to voice our dissatisfaction.. Would there be a need to toi toi if books were delivered on time?NO.. Our incompetent leaders are the root of all the problems we having. Zimbabwe, Malema have nothing to do with undelivery of books so PLEASE. Yes they have a right to disrupt schools because whats the point of staying in school if there are no books?.

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-30 13:28

      @ tebza.ngoatoana - In my days of schooling there were some classes that we took notes off and we studies those notes to write exams. You want to tell me that the teachers can't teach the class and let them take notes? Yes it is wrong that these kids don't have books, but laziness is another sore point in this matter!

      rbphiri - 2012-08-30 13:37

      Limpopo is the country's butthole...nothing but sh*t in all the departments. They have been placed under administration but they still manage to find loopholes and means of making themselves even bigger buttholes. For once the ANCYL are marching for a good cause, come 2014 march to the polls and exercise your democratic rights rationally by voting for the right party.

      chuck.farley.104418 - 2012-08-30 13:39

      I have an idea to sort out the high unemployment, pass legislation that requires the police and metro to substitute rubber bullets and water cannons with live rounds at every protest march. Plus distribute flyers at the next ANC Youth League assembly that explain that bathing with a switched on hair dryer makes your pecker grow.

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-08-30 13:47

      Misguiding the youth again. They need an education you morons - not flipping marches! Try to grow SOME brains you gormless bunch!

      wo0two0t - 2012-08-30 13:57

      Tebza - Michael Toi Toi is the only way to voice our dissatisfaction.. Really I thought we lived in a democracy?! Most people when they are not happy with their leaders they replace them with more capable ones - democracy. Nothing will change my friend because your leaders know you will keep voting for them because most of their supporter’s don’t know any better plus they think all white people are racist and out to get them or owe them some type of favour. Tell me Tebza what would you do if you had a huge following of mindless idiots that you could take advantage of by diverting public money meany for them into your own pocket – where are the repercussions? There are none if you keep voting for them duh.

      UNITY - 2012-08-30 14:03

      Zimpopo... Should become an independant state like swaziland! Find its own way out of corruption and debt! Its a perfect example of pathetic leadership, incompetency at its highest, and this belief of we own everything will destroy this country. Even if u had the land and mines, u will still starve and die on it, becos of the lack of proper leadership to step forward, be it black or any color. No investors, now one to buy yor goods, u as good as zimbabwe. Everyone is sitting in their box waiting to vote.. That might be a bit late for debate! Use the USA model of debate of running for leadership. No violence, protesting and rotten behavior.

      susan.pretorius.31 - 2012-08-30 14:11

      Funny how will never see these marches happening on a Friday or Saturday.

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-08-30 14:11

      The ANCYL who is actually an arm of the ANC and is protesting against themselves because of bad governance. How apt is that.... zero ... on the IQ level while the ANC who pays government grants/ including lotto money to fund the ANCYL, allows the ANCYL to pay for busses to buss in protestors to protest against the ANC.......(themselves) I am sorry but this government is beyond farcical not even the worst soap opera could cook a better story than this. It is beyond F%%$£-UP!!!

      donald.perumal - 2012-08-30 15:56

      There is no reason to toi-toi as there are organizations,departmentsand leaders one can TALK to.But if you want political capital then ofcourse you have to toi -toi,burn,destroy etc.Keep our children out of school and they will toi-tpoi until they die while our leaders eat and drink out of their Tender Plates!

      john.pope.75491 - 2012-08-30 17:15

      We will run these mines ungovernable until the boers come to the table," he said. Boetie Malema again...

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-08-30 12:56

    Why do they demand text books if they are not at school. Clearly education is not high on their list of priorities. I bet none of them have any idea what Administration is and why it has to be in place. And as they won't ever be educated except in the "art" of toi toi, they will presumably never know the real pooh their province is in.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-30 14:19

      School children must realise they need to stay in school to get an education which is vital if they want jobs. Not being educated and demanding jobs? The irony...

      elizabeth.smith.5832343 - 2012-08-30 14:25

      im sure i read they want JOBS. lol

  • Hemlock - 2012-08-30 12:58


      ingi.raikes - 2012-08-30 14:14

      It figures doesn't it? Rent a crowd, take kids out of school, threaten and intimidate...............just anything to get all the sheep to follow the flock where the leader is floundering seriously. That wouldn't suit because so long as the ruling party is in power the FAT CATS won't end up losing out on all the 'spoils' which the A.N.C. devouring openly!!!

  • customdesign - 2012-08-30 12:59

    They only get those number because they bus people in and feed them chicken

      kala.bafazi - 2012-08-30 13:04

      And give them free "made in china" t-shirts.

      rbphiri - 2012-08-30 13:43

      If black people were super heros Chicken and freebies would be our kryptonite. Malema is the achilles his of the black youth, this is why people see us as no more than toi toing idiots. Them more black youth support malema the more these stigmas will continue. Wake the f*up people, malema will not free u from poverty.

      lindaawhelan - 2012-08-30 13:50

      According to other sources, there are less than 500 there and most of them are the school children who were bussed in to improve the numbers.

      customdesign - 2012-08-30 14:47

      lol RPhiri, brilliant

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-08-30 13:01

    Thats it ANCYL keep your supporter stupid!! take them out of school to March so that you can end up making money and robbing the country!! I really do love the slogan "We demand jobs" well then go back to school you idiot!! I guess Forest Gumps mother was right, "stupid is as stupid does"

      kala.bafazi - 2012-08-30 13:08

      In a sense maybe its not all bad. If these kids want to remain uneducated fools lead by false promises of wealth then that just means my kids will one day have a better chance of getting a job.

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-08-30 13:51

      Love your sentiment and quotation Peterjeff!

  • ahemsurferosa - 2012-08-30 13:01

    what a bunch of clowns.

      john.turner.58760608 - 2012-08-30 13:22

      Don't insult clowns, they are funny ha ha, this lot are funny peculiar.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-30 13:02

    Pupils should be in school learning. But they prefer to protest. In years to come they will be the new generation of whiners, saying gimme gimme gimme, thinking the world owes them something. When will the cycle be broken?

  • flower.fourie - 2012-08-30 13:02

    Leave the children in school please, they are the future

  • tin.can.501598 - 2012-08-30 13:04

    The difference between Ancyl opponents and Ancyl supporters...The first group works for a living while the second group protests for a living.

  • andrew.surtees1 - 2012-08-30 13:04

    ANSWER = GET ANC OUT OF LEADERSHIP.....ENOUGH SAID! we need someone who can lead and dictate leadership through the country regardsless wether they are black,white,coloured, pink, male or female! if someone could step up and provide us with a proper leader it will work out and at the same time we the people will help as long as we see some results instead of promises!

  • martin.britchford.9 - 2012-08-30 13:07

    limpopo youth, if you want economic freedom in your lifetime DO NOT follow the youth league, stay in school, take every scrap of knowledge you can get and get a job when you leave school, the youth league cannot GIVE you economic freedom, the world does not work like that...

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-30 13:13

      Second that!!! Please SA youth - break the cycle of madness.

      andrew.surtees1 - 2012-08-30 13:40

      well said Martin, maybe its time we create a freedom party for the youth that want to work and make a difference for our future nation and children!

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-08-30 13:52

      Oh Martin - you are wise - I just wish that these people would have the opportunity to see the comments made regarding the bunch of cretins who are most certainly out to ruin their lives.

      oompie.netoompie - 2012-08-30 14:21

      What is "economic freedom " ?

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-08-30 13:09

    Time to end the ANCYL's struggle! Put Malema behind bars and get over with. He is no server of his people.

      tebza.ngoatoana - 2012-08-30 13:26

      STOP smoking Marijuana Fanie.

      andrew.surtees1 - 2012-08-30 13:46

      TEBZA how about get a brain, you no better than Julius with a attitude like that.........FOOL!

  • JevonMarshallJohnson - 2012-08-30 13:11

    Simple. Remove those schools accreditation and fire the person responsible for using kids as political puppets. ANCYL you should be ASHAMED. Retards!!

  • burningdogz - 2012-08-30 13:12

    ANCYL is disrupting the education of learners to have them toi toi for their textbooks? So in essence the ANCYL is as guilty as the textbook idiots. This is why the world is *facepalming* you my dear africa. School kids carrying placards asking for jobs....well stay in school you idiot. Get a qualification and you will have a decent job. Besides, I thought this rally was for textbooks, why asking jobs anyway? Do these morons even know what they are protesting for?!?!

  • ish.mkhonto.7 - 2012-08-30 13:13

    Hey young KIDS, first thing first: Exams are just around the corner. You better use this remaining time carefully.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-08-30 13:14

    Well, the pupils have nothing else to do, since they do not have textbooks, so why not demonstrate?

  • Adielie - 2012-08-30 13:14

    Redundant: When marching everyday: you lose the power, and no-one cares. I think our government should enforce a 2 strikes a year policy. Where in a group are only allowed to strike twice a year. It will force them to prioritise. Yes textbooks are important, but disrupting school for a ridiculous protest, is almost as affective as Pres. Zuma announcing yet another committee to investigate something the government did, or didn’t do.

  • justin.dejong.94 - 2012-08-30 13:15


  • Wouter - 2012-08-30 13:18

    Malema has a brand new, never used before woodwork text book that he can donate to Mohlakaneng Secondary

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-08-30 13:20

    Who cares , my kids just finished school and is going to attend extra sience and maths classes for the next hour , then its homework time to recap all they learned today , Now tell me again they get the job because they white and I will show you the finger!

  • ad.madock - 2012-08-30 13:20

    Nevermind the textbooks they will all be put over to the next grade in any case. this government and the ancyl is all a waste of time.

  • Tenagyah J Boateng - 2012-08-30 13:26

    Disgusted! This country is raising a nation full of fools!

  • isabel.ashe.7 - 2012-08-30 13:26

    If you want jobs Stay at school and learn... Only then can you ask for jobs once you had Grd12.. The ANCYL BEHAVIOUR IS BARBARIC. WHY use kids to do your DIRTY WORK...

  • Jacques - 2012-08-30 13:27

    'We demand jobs!' *gets handed a rend-a-crwd application form*

  • nkulu.bgumede - 2012-08-30 13:29

    No i can safely say that the ANCYL habours a bunch of uneducated morons and will do anything to get the attention of those in power, even if it means that they have to get others to fall in the same boat as they are. if you ask me, its filled with a butch of high school drop out that will always blame apartheid for their failures. to hell with the ANCYL.

  • natasha.wentink - 2012-08-30 13:34

    ANCYL should be disbanded! They do nothing but cause disruption and destruction wherever they go!!!

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-08-30 14:47

      No please leave them alone they doing a great job keeping their supporters back even more

      butch.poulter - 2012-08-30 15:21

      Can anyone pls explain why the anc cannot or will not control their own youth. "Scared"

  • JASEVEN156 - 2012-08-30 13:35

    Because the ANCYL is less educated that is why they disrupt schools and to make sure that those kids wont learn to see the bright future these "ANCYL" can not see.

  • michael.freeman.16752 - 2012-08-30 13:36

    This is the end. Schools disrupted for political gain. Let the games begin.ANC vs ANCYL.There will be no winner. The DA will soon be in power. The ANC worst enemy is the ANCYL.Have we no better news to report than Julius Malema.The press are just playing into his hands.

  • evanknowles - 2012-08-30 13:36

    Wait, so they kidnapped a busload of schoolkids?

  • Billy - 2012-08-30 13:41

    yoh, these okes are a bit doff. take children out of school to protest against children not hand a memorandum to zille that says to remove myciti buss service and a few lines later improve the transport for them. these people dont know what they need, they dont know their head from their butt.

  • ana.curcic - 2012-08-30 13:43

    I'd say put the fat man in jail together with all his mates and pupils in detention every day from now on.

  • Zukile Marcus - 2012-08-30 13:44

    there we go again...*sigh*

  • thereevos - 2012-08-30 13:46

    Teaching them young.…see how your own ANC government can't even deliver text books but you vote for them dumb fat cat flat don't need the text books because you destroy them anyway wiping your ass because the government are screwing you over

  • Zukile Marcus - 2012-08-30 13:47

    Isabel, how many Grd 12 who are without jobs, huh

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2012-08-30 13:49

    ancyl can never make up their mind what their fight is REALLY all about. I guess that is the confusion of the younger generation (but they want to run the country?) Also the confusion between the "old" after '94 and the "new" after 94 history confusing them, all to get their hands into the cookie jar!

  • richard.zanner - 2012-08-30 13:54

    ANCYL and Malema will still destroy what is left of this country. They are a bunch of young, uneducated primates full of militant hate. Mugabe must come take lessons here.

  • pokkelmot - 2012-08-30 13:55

    @ tebza.ngoatoana - Is toi toi really the best way to voice your opinion. Would it not be more effective voting slightly differently at elections and not have the incompetent leaders you mention.

  • Zukile Marcus - 2012-08-30 13:56

    This is really crazy. Not long ago they were without text books and crying for education, while we still recovering from a deep sigh of textbook saga; they go for a march. why ddidnt they much for text book. I conclude; they dont want education. lets all drink and cheer to the dumping and non delivery of textbook

  • attie.gerber.1 - 2012-08-30 14:01

    this is all about malema organizing these idiotic actions including marikana. it is sour grapes because he was expelled.

  • dennis.vanniekerk.3 - 2012-08-30 14:04


  • zebedee.kok - 2012-08-30 14:05

    no problem skipping school then next week they burn the school down because they not being educated

  • dewalds3 - 2012-08-30 14:06

    Cut the money. Ask Bob if he wants that province. Then the rest of us can try build a country with what remains.

  • wendy.craig.9655 - 2012-08-30 14:14

    The ANCYL is no longer representing the youth of the ANC. It has become the political party of one J. Malema.

  • ebon.geist - 2012-08-30 14:22

    SHAME ON YOU ANCYL: These kids should be at school, not being used as pawns in your political games. If the youth of this country wants any kind of future, this attitude needs to change drastically and soon. Liberation before Education was one of the most idiotic and damaging long term policies ever conceived by any political organisation in this country, and now that we have liberation they are still sacrificing the education, and future, of the youth.

  • Genesistt - 2012-08-30 14:26

    Proof positive that the ANCYL doesn't give a flying fart about education. If they did they wouldn't be taking kids out of school to go protest against the Education Ministry. But they like it when the youth is uneducated. If they're uneducated they can be much more easily controlled after all. Keep the kids stupid and loyal is the ANCYL's way.

  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-08-30 14:33

    I wish they'd make their minds up. Are they marching about the provincial government's failure to deliver textbooks or to reinstate them? Its all terribly confusing

  • Badger - 2012-08-30 14:58

    "Administration must release our province". Think this is a case of,,,,,,,,,, Going from Bad To Worse !!!!!!!!!

  • DarrenCooper68 - 2012-08-30 15:28

    So clever these people are. Regarding textbooks, how is now the time to protest seeing as most of the textbooks have actually been delivered. Surely anyone with even a little intelligence can see that the protests should have happened months ago. Regarding administration, can these kids even spell it let alone understand the dire financial situation Limpopo must be in for such a drastic step to have been taken.

  • leon.scheepers.58 - 2012-08-30 17:48

    A guy made this comment ... : "Toi Toi is the only way to voice our dissatisfaction.. Would there be a need to toi toi if books were delivered on time?NO.. Our incompetent leaders are the root of all the problems we having. Zimbabwe, Malema have nothing to do with undelivery of books so PLEASE. Yes they have a right to disrupt schools because whats the point of staying in school if there are no books?." That's where you are wrong - toi toi is NOT the only way to voice your dissatisfaction - vote for someone who can do the job!!!!

  • alexander721 - 2012-08-30 20:30

    Amazing, it has been how many weeks since the text book scandal broke and now the ANCYL decides to make noise. It is just indicative of the mentality of the ANCYL. They think marching is more important than getting an education, more important than looking for work. After all It's mother body ANC promised jobs and houses, is Limpopo not ANC run? So where are the young workers? oh yes protesting. Why? because they have no jobs. Why? because the do not have an education. Why? because they are too busy protesting. why? because they destroy local service delivery operations. Why? they are told to by the then ANCYL leasder, Malema. Why? because he can't blame his own government for the provinces failings, instead blames pre apartheid. Why? because he cannot admit that his own government has failed miserably and they are too blame. shame!!!!!!!