ANCYL welcomes Kunene's about turn

2011-02-02 13:18

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League on Wednesday welcomed businessman Kenny Kunene's commitment to stop serving sushi off women's bodies.

ANCYL president Julius Malema was present at Kunene's birthday bash last year and the pre-opening of his Cape Town nightclub ZAR this weekend. At both events sushi was served off the bodies of scantily clad women.

"The ANCYL had [on] more than one occasion disapproved of such practice in the past and publicly voiced our disapproval," league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement.

He said the league, along with the ANC, would "continue to speak openly against practices that have potential to undermine the ethos of our revolution".

No more sushi parties

Following objections by the Africa National Congress, Kunene sent a letter to local media saying he would not hold any more sushi parties in future.

"I will not be throwing or attending any further such sushi parties as I have nothing but respect for the leadership of the ANC and the guiding principles of the movement," The Star newspaper quoted him as saying in a statement.

He was responding to outrage triggered by photographs of him eating sushi off the semi-naked body of a model in Cape Town on Saturday night.

It was Kunene's version of the ancient Japanese custom of Nyotaimori or "body sushi". The model at Kunene's party was draped across the bonnet of a white Maserati.

ANCYL leader Julius Malema was quoted as saying at the party: "Helen Zille will not close ZAR at 02;00, like she does [to] other night clubs in Cape Town. The ANC owns ZAR and we will party until the morning."

ANC not into nightclubbing

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe then distanced the ruling party from the comments.
"The ANC is not into nightclubs or partying, but is a revolutionary movement," he said in a statement.

Last year, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi lashed out at "the BEE types who blow up to R700 000 in one night on parties", describing them as the "predatory elite".

"It is the sight of these parties, where the elite display their wealth, often secured by questionable methods, that turns my stomach," Vavi reportedly said, referring to Kunene's 40th birthday bash at his Johannesburg nightclub.

Kunene said he should not have to defend what he spent on a party to celebrate a milestone in his life. It was "honest money and we were having honest fun".

In a statement on Wednesday, Cosatu in Gauteng said neither the ANCYL nor the ANC Women's League issued a statement on the practice last year when Vavi criticised it.

ANCWL advised to press charges

"The saga also demonstrates the correctness of the decision by the disciplinary committee of the ANC to subject some to political education in order for them to comprehend that [the] national democratic revolution is not only about national question but it also involve the class and gender question," Cosatu Gauteng secretary Dumisani Dakile said in a statement.

"The political school should also entail teaching such comrades about the values and principles of our struggle."

Malema was sent to a disciplinary hearing last year and ordered to attend "political school".

Dakile said he supported the ANCWL finally speaking out on the matter and calling for the practice to come to an end. The ANCWL should "press charges" against those involved, he said.

  • wesleywt - 2011-02-02 13:26

    I am outraged that their were no black lesbian disabled women to eat sushi off. Once again white women get all the jobs. Racist and counter revolutionary!

      IandI - 2011-02-02 13:41


      Perfume - 2011-02-02 13:47

      LOL are you being serious with your comment!!

      Ian - 2011-02-02 13:59

      LMAO you crazy dude

      NotGuilty - 2011-02-02 14:10

      @Anthony - You're the doos not seeing the sarcasm!

      Perfume - 2011-02-02 14:15

      @Anthony, if you did not notice we all "LOL"

      P226 - 2011-02-02 14:23

      Haha, this is the second time a doos calls someone else a doos. Your other account isnt maybe Made_in_SA?

      P226 - 2011-02-02 14:25

      I was referring to Anthony aka The Doosmeester.

      DeonL - 2011-02-02 14:32

      Ha Ha, it was probably not a decent Job!

  • daaivark - 2011-02-02 13:30

    Floyd, your memory is shot, comrade. Just yesterday you were defending your supposed right to these disgusting practices. Haibo!

  • Jo - 2011-02-02 13:39

    The leader of the ANCYL, not the spokesperson, the LEADER was at the sushi party, and is quoted as saying: "Helen Zille will not close ZAR at 02;00, like she does [to] other night clubs in Cape Town. The ANC owns ZAR and we will party until the morning." Do we believe the leader, or the spokesperson? And, if the ANCYL feel this way about sushi parties, why did their leader attend? And why has he been seen at several bashes of this nature?

      Melly30 - 2011-02-02 13:44

      Because he can and he does not give a shit!!! They are all useless

      cynthia moek - 2011-02-02 15:13


  • sad1lad - 2011-02-02 13:39

    Julee-ass already has the phone numbers of the ladies...

  • Wena! - 2011-02-02 13:39

    Does anyone know if Mr Malema has done his punishment yet? I see no signs of improved political savvy or sensitivity?

  • fullmoon1 - 2011-02-02 13:41

    Just another example of the anc costing people I am sure those girls were paid (well) for serving as sushi plates, and were not forced into it?

  • sad1lad - 2011-02-02 13:41

    heheh, why don't they use a big mama's rear end? at least then they can have one hellava meal, probably end Ethiopia's famine

  • Perfume - 2011-02-02 13:48

    Mini Bob is the modern day Judas Iscariot, he can change faster than the wind blowing lmao!!!!

      PAR - 2011-02-02 14:31

      Now if we can just get Zimbabwe to take this idiot to replace/join their idiot.

  • GT - 2011-02-02 13:49

    So loud was their disapproval that they sent the muppet-in-chief in for second helpings and then remind everyone that it was part of the revolutionary tactics. Tell me another one, complete mumpara. The Redi Direko interview just said it all about this clown.

  • Michael - 2011-02-02 13:53

    WOW, this word revolutionary is starting to drive me nuts.... Why the need to add it to every sentence you speak? We should first get the evolution part sorted before being able to become revolutionary.... ah well one day some people will wake up to this revolutionary word as another word for robbing all you morons blind!!!

      chris.debeer1 - 2011-02-02 15:28

      Thanx for the laugh I needed it!! Get the evolution part right before starting the Revolution. lol

  • rethan - 2011-02-02 13:55


  • Dave - 2011-02-02 13:55

    So is Comrade Floyd reprimanding Julie? The ANCYL nor ANCWL were dead quiet, as the article mentioned, at the last party from Kenny, which Julie that is another lie......

  • SEMATSATSA - 2011-02-02 13:59

    Do we really care to know what he's planning to do with his stolen future? this are the fools who makes the whites to say, blacks are all like that,I am sorry I am different from this fools.Our people are killing each other due to many reasons related to poverty, while this craps are throwing cash away.Anyway they will soon be forgotten like the sushi they dumped in the loo on Sunday morning.

      Wena! - 2011-02-02 14:03

      I'm with you SEMATSATSA.

      Darwinian - 2011-02-02 14:13


      NotGuilty - 2011-02-02 14:16

      If only there were more like you dude! If there is, it's time to open your mouths! Let your voices be heard and get rid of these f#ck-nuts!

      Jo - 2011-02-02 14:40

      Don't worry Sematsatsa, most white South Africans do not think that these guys represent the rest of South Africa at all.

  • Darwinian - 2011-02-02 14:12


  • camelthief - 2011-02-02 14:17

    not sure if these guys (by which I mean certain people in the alliance)get more confusing or just more confused by the day?! Hopefully more people will start seeing through their duplicity and lack of commitment to anything but themselves. Time to split up so we can start to see what each different grouping really stands for...if anything.

  • NotGuilty - 2011-02-02 14:18

    We all just became a bit dumber by listening to what Floyd has to say.. It rubs off, beware!

  • DeonL - 2011-02-02 14:20

    2 days 2 different stories from ANCYL, nothing new.

  • P226 - 2011-02-02 14:21

    Simple solution: A short drop and a sudden stop.

  • Jack Kukard - 2011-02-02 14:26

    Who cares what these monkey's do

  • Neville - 2011-02-02 14:31

    Those woman who allow Malema to eat from their bodies is either blind or they got no taste

      Dave - 2011-02-02 14:49

      I hope she got paid a lotta money, and had the good old shower afterwards.....wards off all kinds of diseases

  • modefan - 2011-02-02 14:47

    I've got no problem with mr Kunene, he is rich and he should enjoy his money, I would lie naked on a maserati any day...however, that dumb f*cker that hangs out with him, always opening his mouth at the wrong time saying all the wrong things, thats another story

  • Lee2469 - 2011-02-02 14:50

    Is Julius REEEALLY going to political school or was he just ordered to do it and is now procrastinating? Does he have to take exams? Is the tax payer paying for him to go to political school? If so, then don't we have the right to check his results? Hmmm...curios...Anyone know anything?

  • Corrie - 2011-02-02 15:18

    Am I the only one who notice that a wealthy man like this can have such high stuff to say about the ANC before an election????It's all about using the well known as marketing...

  • resentphil - 2011-02-02 15:25

    old Julius seems to go strangely silent when the heat starts coming down

  • Martin - 2011-02-02 15:42

    one word that sums up malema. MAMPARRA!!

  • Bill Xhosa - 2011-02-02 16:17

    Kenny will no longer be eating sushi off of women in public. It will now be done in the private VIP room where it should have been done in the first place.

  • ZACKIE - 2011-02-02 17:09

    and in an about turn julius has promised his comrades that kfc chicken wings will be served instead off his half naked body at the next ZAR party.. stay tuned

  • halo1472 - 2011-02-02 17:11

    hehe sorry kenny, you'll have to conform to the Party's token PC gender correctness to keep them tenders rolling in...

  • jdupreez82 - 2011-02-02 17:56

    Carry on you muppets and eventually you'll be eating each other when you have wasted all government money! What is beyond me is the local people vote for these idiots, howver in the same breath the biggest injustice is that the mass are uneducated (purposefully getting worse under the ANC) because if they were they would not keep these muppets in power.

  • Walker Plumbers - 2011-02-03 06:56

    What a joke !!

  • Mxhuma - 2011-02-13 20:40

    And this is the kind of stuff I am expected to read.

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