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Brisk business at Selebi memorial

2015-01-29 18:52

Pretoria - Scores of enterprising vendors set up shop outside a Pretoria hall where the ANC was holding a memorial service for former police chief Jackie Selebi on Thursday evening.

"We know some cadres want to buy and we are here to supply. Some have been just asking the prices but many are buying," said one hawker, identified as Thato.

The hawkers were selling ANC-branded berets, caps and shirts.

By 18:00, hundreds were parked at the Tshwane Events Centre as the memorial service began.

Inside the hall, a large stage with powerful speakers had been erected. The stage was decorated in ANC placards and colours. Numerous news crews were present.

The ANC announced this week that it would pick up the tab for Selebi's funeral and memorial service.

Selebi, who was convicted of corruption in 2010,  died on Friday aged 64. He had reportedly suffered from diabetes and kidney problems.

In Durban, about 1 000 people gathered at the city hall on Thursday evening to pay tribute to Selebi.


Comments
  • dclangley - 2015-01-29 19:01

    Some parts of SA are in shock at the Bedford centre shooting. The ANC government is too concerned with red overalls and saluting convicted criminal selebi to pay any attention

  • Tiaan De Witt - 2015-01-29 19:05

    So now we paying for criminals funerals aswell there goes another couple mil

      Tsek Lovelace - 2015-01-29 19:12

      sorry to bust ur bubble but thats ANC money not DAs'

      Basterian Lenyora - 2015-01-29 19:26

      To us is a freedom fighter to u is an irritation bcause he fought for right course,i which people can contribute to a nation building not to pass this careless remarks is not helping

      Basterian Lenyora - 2015-01-29 19:26

      To us is a freedom fighter to u is an irritation bcause he fought for right course,i which people can contribute to a nation building not to pass this careless remarks is not helping

      Mc Apple - 2015-01-29 19:50

      @Basterian Lenyora: To you maybe but you can not deny that he was a convicted criminal, a drunk and a racist (remember what he said and subsequently did with the white cop). Those are not careless remarks, those are facts. That is the cause he finally fought for, a personal selfish criminal cause.

      Rodney Bevan - 2015-01-29 20:13

      I'm surprised they weren't selling KFC. Is nothing sacred anymore?

      adinparadise - 2015-01-29 20:46

      Any excuse for a political rally. The ANC don't miss a trick.

  • Lucas Ferreira - 2015-01-29 19:10

    Lekker in Suid Afrika nĂȘ...Iemand se dood is n' ander se brood!!

      Mc Apple - 2015-01-29 19:14

      .... of KFC of dalk Nando's.

  • Michael Kelynack - 2015-01-29 19:10

    What a screwed up country this is.

  • Jacobus Alwyn Viljoen - 2015-01-29 19:13

    Please pay for Derby Lewis Funeral also when its time

      Tsek Lovelace - 2015-01-29 19:20

      no one will stop ur DA or Ff plus from payin derbys funeral.

      Basterian Lenyora - 2015-01-29 19:22

      How is derby lewis related to anc?

      Tsek Lovelace - 2015-01-29 19:24

      u cn ask that again lenyora

  • Bongi De-bonz Mnguni - 2015-01-29 19:23

    South Africans are straggling with employment, water and electricity, hight crime and all ANC cares abt is to waist tax payers money...!!!!

  • Lang Hendrik - 2015-01-29 19:26

    I see Tsek and Julius went to the same school. Neither one attended any grammer classes.

  • Shirley Deysel - 2015-01-29 20:07

    Get over the idiot.... He was a criminal.

  • Michael Kleber - 2015-01-29 20:11

    so desperate to find someone to honour that they will honour a man trusted to run the police force and put his own greed above all else taking money from a drug lord , now we honour him , come on he behaved in a dishonourable way

  • Nico Louw - 2015-01-29 21:05

    I think we can assume that no angels attended the memorial !

  • Craig Confederate Bennetts - 2015-01-30 14:21

    Cry the beloved country!

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