AWB flag hoisted at hospital

2011-11-18 16:30

Johannesburg - An AWB flag was found hoisted in place of the South African national flag at the Ventersdorp Hospital on Friday, the North West health department said.

The province's Health MEC Magome Masike came across it during an unannounced hospital visit, said spokesperson Tebogo Lekgethwane.

He said security guards were meant to hoist the national flag onto the pole every morning and taken then down at night.

"We believe somebody took out the South African flag and put up this one. It's unknown how they did it because the hospital has 24-hour guards, Lekgethwane said.

"Our impression is that someone is trying to send a message to us... it's difficult to understand what the message is right now."

The police had been alerted and the matter was being investigated.

"The MEC is still questioning hospital management. So far they say the last time they saw the national flag hoisted was yesterday," Lekgethwane said.

The hospital did not have security cameras.

Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Steyn van Ronge could not immediately be reached for comment.

  • Levett - 2011-11-18 16:37

    Malema joined the AWB ... that's the message

      Poloyatonki - 2011-11-18 16:43

      I dont see how will a freedom fighter like Malema joining an evil group like AWB. Its more like asking an angel to join the Devil.

      Levett - 2011-11-18 16:48

      Polo I can't see how even an idiot like you will think I'm serious

      stevemoss4 - 2011-11-18 16:52

      @ polo, it was clearly meant as a joke because he is stupid enough to do the most weirdest things. fyi, the devil was an angel at 1 stage.

      Anthony - 2011-11-18 17:11

      asslema a freee-DOM fighter bwhahahahahahhaha,..lmfho hahahahhahaha the DOM part only.

      BMcB - 2011-11-18 17:23

      @Poloyatonki: The Devil was the most beautiful of God's angels and sinless when created! (I didn’t agree with Levett’s comment)

      Silver - 2011-11-18 18:14

      To struggle with drumsticks and chicken wings does not qualify you as a freedom fighter Poloyatonki.

      dawiej - 2011-11-18 18:16

      Polo, your comment clearly states what an idiot you are for taking him serious.

      chris.debeer1 - 2011-11-18 18:38

      I agree accept for colour they have a lot in common, basicly erverything just need to decide what race to HATE!!

      rowen.loretz - 2011-11-18 19:53

      @ Polio , i mean Poloyantokkie, goodness , the guy that replied to Levett... u got outwitted

  • Leonie - 2011-11-18 16:39

    En wat daarvan?

      emile.eley - 2011-11-18 16:47

      It's seditiuos finish en klaar.

      emile.eley - 2011-11-18 17:24

      Seditious, where's my mind. Sorry guys.

  • Poloyatonki - 2011-11-18 16:40

    Who cares AWB is gone and forgotten.

      Smell - 2011-11-18 16:47

      Agreed. Like the loony left the fascist right deserves derision. And if they cross the line of the law, including hate speech and acts of terror, they should be aggressively prosecuted. Mentally challenged neo-Nazis.

      Dirk - 2011-11-18 18:01

      Loony left, fascist right and the compromising, unprincipled centre

      Smell - 2011-11-18 20:19

      So are you suggesting the extreme is more principled than the reasonable? What garbage. You will quickly change your tune when faced with the "principles" of the other extreme. And the first to complain.

  • Neil - 2011-11-18 16:41

    I think the message is that people are sick of this pathetic government and how it is flushing the country down the drain while it leeches like a never-sated pig on us all. Hell, I know, it's the AWB flag, but any sign that our people are waking up and getting fed up is better than none.

      jay035 - 2011-11-18 16:47

      well its not like people were not sick of the previous one,

      emile.eley - 2011-11-18 16:48

      Our people? Speak for yourself and the small band of bigots like yourself.

      emile.eley - 2011-11-18 17:26

      Caucasion, the only tunnel you've been looking down is the end of your alimentary canal.

      Michael - 2011-11-18 17:36

      "Grow and be a force to be reckoned with"? really? the tiny force is merely a catalyst that fuels the hatred.

      Neil - 2011-11-18 18:00

      heheh Caucasian you're wasting your breath. These guys for some reason don't really understand that this is Africa, and South Africa is plummeting to African standards at a steady pace under an African government. Should sound obvious and logical, but these dummies are happy in bullsh*tting themselves for the moment. You wont find those "decent" South Africans under this leadership, as rape and murder is everyday affairs for countries under African leadership.

      Michael - 2011-11-18 18:25

      Neil, Rape and murder is the norm in south africa, not africa, SA is a special case, so what do you propose neil? changing the ethnicity of the leadership? in Africa Africans shldnt lead? go doodle man

      Neil - 2011-11-18 18:55

      Michael your simple-minded thinking doesn't really try to propose a solution by making a valid argument, it only tries to belittle mine. You can go troll people on everyday subjects on internet forums if you crave attention. I believe every person has the right to be free and be ruled by his own, and I want the same for myself and my people, who don't have a natural urge to murder and rape. Anthropology tells a story that nobody can refute... but on the other hand maybe they're just "doodlers" themselves... wtf man how old are you?

  • leerobbertse - 2011-11-18 16:42

    "We believe somebody took out the South African flag and put up this one'' thats clever thinking I am impressed.

      brendan.beech - 2011-11-18 16:58

      well, ever since they made grade 4 the minimum educational requirements for election as MEC, this is the level of intellect that we have to deal with. numbnuts

      Levett - 2011-11-18 17:42

      Be patient Lee, they must first appoint the "AWB flag mystery" executive commitee to detemine the mission and pepose of the pepetrators.

      leerobbertse - 2011-11-18 18:02

      Does this Tebogo Lekgethwane thing draw a salary for her/his wisdom?

  • Hallo - 2011-11-18 16:42

    How embarrassing....

  • marazor - 2011-11-18 16:42

    Attention-seeking boy scouts without a leader... They look so gay in those uniforms of theirs, morons!!!!

      Shirley - 2011-11-18 16:48

      Are you speaking from experience on the gay thing?

      marazor - 2011-11-18 16:51

      Shirley, what? Did I hit a nerve? Is your hubby perhaps one of the boy scouts? Is he starving you?

      marazor - 2011-11-18 16:57

      @Caucasian, you too? Jeez... your stupidity is just so insulting...

  • Marion - 2011-11-18 16:47

    Now they're pushing their luck. Seems they've forgotten what happened to them in Bop.

  • Shirley - 2011-11-18 16:47

    Some ones trying to send you a message- YOU THINK???? As for the security gaurd he was lying fast asleep as he does every night!

      Sharkshoot - 2011-11-18 17:39

      The ANC are still deathly afraid of the four colours. How comical and absurd a reaction to a defunct (or is it) group. It's intriguing to know that a small number of people can still strike fear into the yellow hearts of the's almost satirical.

  • - 2011-11-18 16:52

    This country will never get anywhere with stupid idiots like this constantly looking to divide us a nation more and more.... enough with the AWB, enough with Malema... just wish that people would get over themselves!!!!!

  • paulmichael.keichel - 2011-11-18 16:54

    Great way heal the divisions of the past ... well done, retards.

  • brendan.beech - 2011-11-18 16:55

    the awb must be the only group of people in south africa actually who succeed in being even more stooooopid, corrupt, racist & bigoted than the anc government

  • Ntsiki Mdeni - 2011-11-18 16:55

    Who gives a f... They can hang ET's horse up there if they want, AWB and it's apartheid is dead. Get over it

      Donaker - 2011-11-18 18:37

      If apartheid is dead, then why do we keep hearing about it: every time blacks do something wrong, they blame apartheid

  • nhamo.dzenyika - 2011-11-18 16:56

    where are you guys like boThandi who are always on the side of your masters? see how they are laughing at your intelligence? we want to see your comments for goodness' sake

      leerobbertse - 2011-11-18 17:00

      Do you need an audience, then bus in a load of ANCYL supporters .

  • H?go_Kr?ger - 2011-11-18 17:04

    Klipdrift was seker op special gewees.

  • arthurbrigg - 2011-11-18 17:09

    If they wanted to send a message, why not just send an email ;-)

  • Stevie - 2011-11-18 17:09

    I thought that they were extinct. Just like the frog they found last week which no one had seen for 50 years !

  • Neil - 2011-11-18 17:10

    Marazor you dont really know anything about Bophuthatswana do you? Either that or the ANC wrote their own version of that story as well, as they have with everything pre-94, and you're m@sturbating to that BS. 3 AWB people died. Waay more than that murdered each day in South Africa. meh. Here Go educate yourself, on me. Free of charge. emile, Europe invented liberalism, and numerous of its countries have now started to openly admit that multiculturalism has failed. See, even liberal fools like yourself eventually wake up.

      Jeffrey - 2011-11-18 18:23

      AWB saw their backsides in Bop. Laughed when I saw that "tough boer" crying and pleading for his life. They are just dumb bullies. They talk tough on the internet and down at the kroeg, but they are no threat to anyone. Neanderthals the lot of them.

  • Simon - 2011-11-18 17:10

    @Bardy: You are one of the reasons why the blacks hate the whites so much.All is about killing the blacks for you. Look lets be honest, the country is in a very bad shape and just as they need us we need them. You are most probably in a office the whole day and not on the road to see what they contribute for SA. Since 94 apartheid has calmed down and we can lived in harmony together , you get the good and you get the bad but not only in black. But because of our grand parents we still live apartheid on. Yes I know ,do you think whites and Indians don't kill , rape ,assault , molest . Maybe we should get the white nation in order before we can talk and then you would see that we can actually stand together because at this stage no white knows how to stand together . Have you in the last 17 years seen the whites strike for the high electricity , petrol ,food , farmers getting killed .... Well I haven't , so you can go on to the river like a fool because the way things are standing now , you will fight alone. The last time the taxi accosiation had a strike , think it was 2009 the price of fuel dropped to under 7 rand

  • johnkk - 2011-11-18 17:11

    What saddens me is that the media still entertain this kind of c@#p. Why is their not more focus on people that are pro disciplined governance. We need to be vigorous (NOT PHYSICAL VIOLENCE) about our reporting the issues that concern the SA citizens.

  • Simon - 2011-11-18 17:13

    And you know what guys , have you ever thought of , maybe , just maybe the security guard or even one of Malemas contact put it their to frame the AWB

      Had - 2011-11-18 17:46

      I think Simon has got a point. It certainly wouldn't surprise me in these days of madness.

  • Heinrich - 2011-11-18 17:15

  • kruger.natasha - 2011-11-18 17:15

    ooooohhhh call the FBI!

  • Sharkshoot - 2011-11-18 17:18

    Hahahahahaha!!!! Made my day.

      emile.eley - 2011-11-18 18:00

      Well you know what they say about small minds.

  • Ask - 2011-11-18 17:19

    Please someone: does AWB stand for Afrikaaners With Brains or Without Brains? Last time I checked, it was WITHOUT Brains

  • Andre - 2011-11-18 17:22

    Polo DUHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  • Shirley - 2011-11-18 17:25

    Marazar: your homophobia is blatantly obvious! As for the rest-the only reason you write in here is for the only attention you receive in the day/night,you clearly have a lot of issues-maybe kicked out of the scouts?

  • Erin - 2011-11-18 17:34

    Brilliant, the message is clear. What security!

  • Jaco - 2011-11-18 17:48

    The boys are back in town :-)

  • Vegi - 2011-11-18 17:48

    The AWB is no longer a threat since its leader went to prison. The most dangerous rightwing grouping to look for is the DA.

      joeballito - 2011-11-18 18:12


  • Lebogang Dikgetsi - 2011-11-18 17:58

    AWB consists of sad and bitter whites

      Shirley - 2011-11-18 18:07

      Would that mean ancyl is sad and bitter blacks?

      Lebogang Dikgetsi - 2011-11-18 18:13

      ANCYL is trying to rectify the wrong done by AWB members

  • KatKat - 2011-11-18 18:08

    Ha Ha Ha!!! Funny!

  • Joseph - 2011-11-18 18:12

    Huh? N24. Really? But you're okay with all this other nonsense? What did I say that you have a problem with?

  • Alistair Sharp - 2011-11-18 18:13

    What will that accomplish? Juvenile, petty and confrontational.

  • paul.maarman - 2011-11-18 18:22

    ...that brought back memories...AWB---, for a good laugh find and watch "The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife"...documentary on the AWB in the early 1990's....methinks it is on YouTube as all the way..."what's prettier then a pretty woman?" ,....a woman that sits ugly...hell I can still recall that

  • Chanki Modise - 2011-11-18 18:23

    Its sad sum people think and behave like young long as white people behave the way do we'll end up with unessary comfrontion

      Rickey De Clercq - 2011-11-18 18:43

      I think that is a very unfair comment to make? Yes certain white people need to think more about consequences but do do certain black people most of us are trying to work towards unity and a comment like yours is uncalled for.

  • Cheryl - 2011-11-18 18:25

    AWB = Afrikaaners Without Brains. go play with julius

  • Gavin - 2011-11-18 18:27

    Leon Schuster? lol

  • Kraken - 2011-11-18 18:34

    This is quite lol-able. But you can't really blame a hospital in a town full of AWB supporters for putting up that flag. I've seen ANC flags set up in various places because ANC supporters are prominent at that particular location. I'm no AWB or ANC supporter.... Just saying its not surprising and people shouldn't make a big fuss of this unless they wan't fingers being pointed at other similar situations.

  • kev47 - 2011-11-18 18:48

    What a bunch of tonsils, these right wingers.

  • alexinass - 2011-11-18 18:49

    Afrikaaners without

      Shirley - 2011-11-18 18:51

      Makes you feel at home doesnt it????

  • Silvana - 2011-11-18 19:00

    Idiots. Them and all the racists in this country that live in the past.

  • hpitout - 2011-11-18 19:15

    Alert security guards? See a website to keep an eye on.

  • Swais Stouter - 2011-11-18 19:21

    HKGK :-)

  • Rip - 2011-11-18 19:28

    Now, who's the bally idiot who did that?

  • Sa - 2011-11-18 20:02

    AWB, what a joke

  • Sa - 2011-11-18 20:02

    AWB, what a joke

  • Wouter - 2011-11-18 20:08

    The butler did it.

  • Mathibela - 2011-11-18 20:17

    These must b the work of human beings who killed,raped and treated people like they ar sub-human beings.Probably their kids ar responsible for these. Y did these evil people come to these continent and subject fellow human beings to such atrocities.What is it that a black man has done that your forefathers thought that it was right to be treated as an object that is far useless than an animal.1 thing I no for sure is that ultimately we will avenge our father's suffering. I cannot fathom these country with white people being part of it.ur kind has humiliated black people to the extent that forgetting and forgiveness are not options.

  • Nikki Bodenstein - 2011-11-18 20:29

    Jeez you'd think they'd give it up already! What a bunch of fools!