Cape Town cops guarding Zille's offices

2012-08-27 13:01

Cape Town - Police officers in full riot gear took up position outside the Western Cape legislature on Monday, awaiting ANC Youth League protesters.

At about 12:30, thousands of marchers were walking up Adderley Street and entering Wale Street where the provincial legislature can be found.

The group intends handing a memorandum on service delivery demands to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, who they claimed had failed township dwellers.

Hundreds of demonstrators started walking from Salt River to Keizersgracht in the Cape Town CBD, where the march was originally meant to start, according to the permit the city issued them.

A large contingent of police, metro police, and traffic officers followed the protesters. The Congress of SA Trade Unions and SA Students' Congress supported the march.

Last week, Zille agreed to accept the memorandum, on condition the ANCYL retracted its statements on making the city "ungovernable".

A row of policemen wielding shields, helmets, and crowd control equipment blocked the legislature doors. Asked whether their firearms were loaded with live ammunition, an officer said "no".

A police helicopter hovered overhead, and five police vans were parked alongside the legislature. One of them contained extra bulletproof vests.

In notices the city advised business people to lock up their stores if trouble occurred.

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  • timothy.tanzer.5 - 2012-08-27 13:06

    The policeman said 'No' but his fingers were crossed behind his back

      thomas.obrian.92 - 2012-08-27 13:36

      Hoefully they were crossed.

      kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-08-27 13:40

      good thing there are no rabbits running around down town Cape Town......well the fury type

      wt.echoridgetimes - 2012-08-27 13:42

      I think they need protection from Zille instead!

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-08-27 14:13

      When are they going to realize the ANCYL is nothing but a terrorist organization? Voicing your opinion is one thing, blackmailing someone into doing what YOU want them to do is 1) Illegal, 2) Misuse of the PRIVILEGE to raise your concerns, (don't fool yourself into thinking it is a right. It is not. Nobody HAS to listen to what you have to say, especially when you do not even add to the economic prosperity of this country) This pitiful organization should be banned.

  • - 2012-08-27 13:11

    UDF - Really I thought they had already won. Another hilarious aspect of this march is that it was delayed because of “transport issues” yet one of their demands is to stop the planned MyCiti bus service to the Cape Flats. Irony.

  • eugene.duplessis.7 - 2012-08-27 13:20

    Will they do similar marches in ANC led provinces? Limpopo comes to mind...

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-27 13:37

      No they wont - I've noticed the same pattern. They stay away from the ANC offices. Why is that?

      elizabeth.bothma.58 - 2012-08-27 13:45

      Exactly what I've been asking. ANC run provinces are in shambles, NO service delivery whatsoever. Yet, do we see any ANCYL shenanigans there?? Two-faced politics - they dont care about the people on the ground.

      terence.pattison - 2012-08-27 14:26

      Why didn`t they protest when the ANC ran the Western Cape? Zille is having to clean up other peoples mess.

      godfrey.daniels2 - 2012-08-27 15:13

      I bloodywell hope so!! By only having such marches in the Western Cape, shows that they are still sour about losing the elections. What they want to do is admirable, but only if they do it in all provinces, and for the right reasons. Other than that they're just a bunch of sore loosers and spoilt brats who are riding the "gravy train" like they were tought to do.

  • roann.louw.7 - 2012-08-27 13:22

    how many of these stikers pay tax

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-08-27 13:24

      Mmm, NONE would be my guess.

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-08-27 13:38

      Someonw with a sober mind will know that tax is unavoidable, everybody eat,drink and sleep tax(food, beer, cigarette,clothes are all taxed). I understand that some might be paying more tax than others but that would mean they are earning more and buying more, etc

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-08-27 13:40

      unless there is a striking tax..

      johandebeer - 2012-08-27 14:01

      Or rates or electricity or water or school fees

      freddie.miff - 2012-08-27 14:09

      Jackie, I think the majority are unemployed (and unemployable) due to our wonderful educashun system, they are social grant recipients. Secondly those that are employed probably don't pay any income tax after the primary rebate is applied by SARS. That is the level of your average yoof league sheep.

      leaproach.thekeeper - 2012-08-27 14:10

      They pay VAT.....and a lot of it.

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-08-27 14:29

      freddie.miff Lets assume Roann meant to say income tax.

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-27 15:13

      90% are paying.

      alan.jerrold - 2012-08-27 15:25

      The only tax they pay is on VAT for their KFC etc, and that comes from handouts by the ANC PAID FOR OUT OF OUR TAXES. A useless bunch, and they want their 'opinion' heard? Why

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-08-27 15:43

      @Revelgen and you forget that they are not as fortunate as you are. Don't you want to hand them your job and see if they would not be happy to pay tax

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-27 16:54

      @Jackie Stone ~ ROTFLMAO! They're not capable of doing the job and therein lies the problem. Those not capable of doing the job are given the job because of AA. This bunch that are marauding aren't capable of even collecting the rubbish! Scum of the earth.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-08-27 13:24

    I live in Port Elizabeth, and by comparison Cape Town seems like paradise. Why doesn't the youth league come and protest here where there are so many issues crying out for attention? 40 busses lying idle for over 2 years. Bus lanes built for world cup but never used, now to be broken out. Come and drive out our city council please!

      yanga.dlokolo - 2012-08-27 13:37

      Eastern cape is under ANC. ANC is still angry that they lost western cape to DA. Western cape is fare more better that other as fare as service delivery is concerned because it is governed by other political party

      thomas.obrian.92 - 2012-08-27 13:42

      The main culprit that should be driven out is Faku the idiot. Pronounce his name as you wish.

      phillys.winterbottom - 2012-08-27 16:46

      Yes John. the anc scumbags are really really good at selective morality!!!The only reason for the current stirrings by these parasites is because the DA governs and NO other reason.

  • gary.dalton.75286 - 2012-08-27 13:28

    Yet again...RIOTS in South Africa... just remember the world is watching...This would have been a protest march but because the ancyl said they WANT to make Cape Town and the Western Cape ungovernable ( in fact a declaration of WAR)...this has now changed to a RIOT!! The world will be keeping an close eye on the situation and if investors 'run' then you will know whom to blame!

  • stefan.kruger.1297 - 2012-08-27 13:30

    I must congratulate Mr Malema on his success, although id also like to add that its clear to me that there is a lack of education... Purely because if you look at the facts.... The ANC doesn't care about their people, only themselves... So because Malema FAILED like a massive Idiot in Johannesburg, he's coming all the way to Cape Town to screw with us... Secondly if the protesters would look at the stats of Johannesburg and the stats of Cape Town, you can clearly see that Hellen is actually trying to get the best for everyone, things take time and people are impatient... that's our weakness here.. So know... for all the ANC supporters... I have one question for you... what is 2 + 2?? Because if you don't know the answer to that, then obviously you wont understand the basics of politics in this country... therefore makes you unable to protest... Your blaming people here that is not to blame for... Look in the mirror... see who is the real enemy...

  • adrian.hill.750 - 2012-08-27 13:34

    Helen Ziller Rules!!!! They must apologize first.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-27 13:35

    I note that the ANCYL will march to the DA offices - OK, in this case it is the WC run by the DA. But why don't they march to the ANC offices for the other regions that fall under their control?

      mahlorislash - 2012-08-27 13:49

      You can do that on their behalf hey

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-08-27 14:42

      Maybe is because they from WC, how do you expect them to get to GP,NW,LIMP

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-08-27 14:49

      I don't see the DA throwing bricks at the ANCYL, like they did to the DA when a similar march was legally planned... F*cking hypocrites

  • adrian.hill.750 - 2012-08-27 13:36

    Helen Ziller has bigger balls than the entire cANCerous yooooths leeg

  • kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-08-27 13:36

    As much as I must agree with the slow delivery, I am very anti free anything, this is a double edged sword, Zille should have done more by now to show the ANC supporters how much better the DA is, The ANC want the W Cape and will make no bones about destroying every good done so far. the one thing that amazes me the most is the black population in CT, 20 years ago almost none, today many many thousands, all now wanting a slice of a profitable pie that has never been historically black !

      pws69 - 2012-08-27 13:52

      She has. 5 TIMES more RDP houses in two years than the ANC built in 5 years 31 new schools, with another 51 in the process over two dozen mobile libaries deployed New clinic build in Khayalitcha The fact that most people do not know this is the saddest part.

      pws69 - 2012-08-27 13:58

      Remember also that CT has the HIGHEST inmigration of any metro in the country as a percentage of population, and even with this massive influx, the DA delivers.

  • bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-08-27 13:37

    the lies are coming home to roost....this is what happens when you tell feebs about your efficiencies

      pws69 - 2012-08-27 13:56

      The only lies are the ones told by the ANC/ANCYL. You ANC scum ignore the fact that in the first two years of governing CT, the DA built FIVE TIMES more RDP houses than the ANC managed in their 5 years. You ignore the fact with the "toilet saga" that the DA had ALREADY built MORE than the required communal toilets, and that these toilets were IN ADDITION to the communal ones. I call that over delivery. The ANC cry about 27 schools being closed, ignoring the fact that the DA have ALREADY built 31 ADDITIONAL schools, with another 51 in the process. Of the over 2700 schools closed by the ANC, how many replacement schools were built? So you are right the lies are coming home to roost - ANC LIES!

      pws69 - 2012-08-27 14:00

      It might also be worth noting that every R2 out of R3 spend on infrastructure in WC is spent repairing the infrastructure you ANC scum keep maliciously breaking, to make the WC ungovernable. STOP BREAKING IT AND YOU WILL GET THE ADDITIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE MUCH FAST, ANC MORONS.

      hendrikvs - 2012-08-27 14:08

      "feebs" ...what is she?

  • mantsho.tlali - 2012-08-27 13:42

    If they think that Hellen Zille is not good, why they did not vote for their ANC??, they coudn't because they knew they are worser, secondly why ANCYL is everywhere causing chaos, they cannot much for corruption and rapes, instead they are busy with Hellen Zille, because She is a better leader and that makes them unhappy.

  • roger.howdy - 2012-08-27 13:47

    "At about 12:30, thousands of marchers were walking up Adderley Street" Why aren`t they Working towards their future and helping the country grow. Let 1 person hand it over while you ALL WORK. Once again the ANC shows their true Colours, ( the ANCYL is bringing you guys down hard and Fast ) no matter who`s right or wrong youth league or not your all under the ANC Banner.

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-08-27 13:53

    Shoot the whole bloody lot and lets get rid of this ANC led marches. The ANC when they had control of Cape Town,from the Premier,Rasool,the Mayor down were crooks and they could not do anything for their people. Now these ANCYL crooks expect the DA to provide everything for them but why not march against what their government should be giving them? This country is really being stuffed up by these illiterate bloody fools.

      rock.jason.52 - 2012-08-27 14:02

      You really stupid and its a disgrace for people like you! You take your time just to write a stupid statement.....

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-27 16:55

      Roy, I agree. Where are the Marikane cops when you need them.

  • abrammothibedi.abram - 2012-08-27 14:06

    from here they must go and much at pretoria cbd for the sake of the poor hawkers not only much where other parties r in control.

  • wilhelm.grobbelaar - 2012-08-27 14:20

    And I presume all the protestors got off from work.

      xanavin.vonbuchenroder - 2012-08-27 15:01

      They are too illiterate to be employed.

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-08-27 15:22

      LOl. I think it was more of a: Eish my aunties cousins, uncles second time removed niece & so on died - we must attend the funeral

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-08-27 14:25

    Yes rock.jason.52 it took me all of "3 hours" to write the little piece but at least I did not crawl from behind a rock like maaifoedies like you and the thousands of ANCYL to make my statement

  • xanavin.vonbuchenroder - 2012-08-27 14:31

    Can my brothers in the Cape flats escort the cops with live ammunition incase these 'barbarians' go on a rampage???

      my10cent - 2012-08-27 14:43

      Yes, and shoot to kill.

  • juannepierre - 2012-08-27 14:43

    Cape town is not made up of 10 000 people. Sure, I get they are unhappy because maybe they were let down but I think all the other thousands of people they share the city with would differ.

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-08-27 14:59


  • bruceboyd - 2012-08-27 14:45

    hundreds or thousands? I only saw a few hundred at most.

  • shobhit.shakya.5 - 2012-08-27 14:49


  • Tony Lapson - 2012-08-27 14:56

    Zille and the DA better start making promises they can't keep. Voters love promises.

  • raquel.sales.7547 - 2012-08-27 15:21

    If you can get your ass out of bed at 3am to start a protest... you can surely get your ass out of bed and go to taxes like the rest of us and you will get the infrastructure that your need and want! Don't breakdown what the rest of us have worked hard for...

  • mahlorislash - 2012-08-27 15:57

    Amazing, my comments got removed... Gotta love Mzansi

  • roland.gemmell - 2012-08-28 21:54

    It is just so obvious that the kindergarten will never accept the rule of law in SA. Why do they not protest in anc controlled provinces. Maybe the cop should not have answered and just shot the lazy bastard!!!!

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