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Cosas backs Zuma, call for unity

2012-11-09 15:38

Johannesburg - The Congress of SA Students (Cosas) came out in support of a second term for President Jacob Zuma on Friday.

Acting Cosas president Mandlenkosi Mondlane said in a statement the student organisation was calling for "unity and stability" in the African National Congress.

"Comrade Jacob Zuma and [ANC secretary general] Gwede Mantashe must come back with a collective leadership that will lead us to the second stage of our revolution. Let all branches of the ANC rally behind our leaders," he said.

"We remain very clear in this leadership - [ahead of] comrades Zuma and Mantashe lays the task of the national democratic revolution."

The ANC holds its national elective conference in Mangaung in December, where Zuma will stand for a second term.
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has been nominated by some in the party, but it is not yet clear if he will accept the nomination.

Nominations for the ANC's leadership officially close on26  November.

Meeting chaos


Mondlane was scheduled to speak to reporters at the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters on Friday morning, but was prevented by security.

Several heated discussions took place between Mondlane and ANC officials in the foyer of the building.

An official eventually ordered Mondlane and his staff to remove tables and chairs set up for the conference.

Cosas secretary general Tshiamo Tsotetsi said Mondlane did not inform him or the ANC staff that he was going to host the briefing at Luthuli House.

"There will be no briefing. I am the secretary general of Cosas, and I did not know about this."

Comments
  • jake.ko.71 - 2012-11-09 15:52

    This is typically the mentality in SA...they moan and bitch and strike..and throw stones..but they still vote AGAIN for the same leaderless corrupted individual called Zuma , that cause them to strike ....,..we working here with incredibly dumb people that will never change....

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-09 16:12

      Mind boggling.

      grant.hide - 2012-11-09 19:58

      You do not believe we can unite? That is sad. I Like to think that at some level we all are the same and that those that do as they do have not been taught any better. Their Culture is evolving fast however with internet slowly reaching them. Hope i'm not let down the next elections. In the end we are all humans not based on color but in form. Peace :)

  • thebe.tau - 2012-11-09 15:56

    Unity means hold hands and ignore corruption and bad leadership.

  • ronald.stilianou - 2012-11-09 16:04

    Second stage of our revolution..........how many stages are there?, and exactly at what stage is the nationalizing of everything, ie. every small business, every farm, etc. A civil war is clearly seen on the horizon and you ANC tools are just to fu$&en greedy to realize that your children are the ones that will suffer.

  • johnny.august.31 - 2012-11-09 16:06

    Tell us Mfanaa what did they Promise U bcoss I'm sure u don't even know what is UNITY n PROSPeRITY ,N u even acting in that position ,Y are u acting in da first place

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-11-09 16:10

    bunch of fools who thinks Zumba is a saint from heaven! thank God new party is on de way.

      jacob.molife - 2012-11-09 17:36

      Dont insult others Ivhukeya 1. Unless you hav insects in your head.

  • camp.j - 2012-11-09 16:10

    To hell with the fact that our country is burning due to poor leadership, we want unity! Ever thought that electing strong leaders may just give you unity and stability?

  • mnguni.nyaziwe - 2012-11-09 16:10

    This school kids should focus on their schooling and leaving politics to their parents...They are still to dull to have a vision and therefore let them ask for textbook and not speak on behalf of corrupt leadership..or may be is it because passing marks have been lowered under Zuma

      phillip.mtshweni.39 - 2012-11-09 19:49

      No mfo I could not agree much with you, I believe that you are aware of what the residents of N Cape did to their own children, barring them from attending school because of the protest against the unwanted mayor, what about the Limpopo kids that had to wait for centiries for their books to be delivered? one way or the other poliics affect school kids

  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-09 16:15

    YES WE CAN't

  • solanga.maluleke - 2012-11-09 16:16

    I think cosas you are some where not in SA if Zuma were supposed to get second term he were supposed to come clear with the renovations of his house instead he said I don't know so do you think he knows anything about rulling the country?

  • solanga.maluleke - 2012-11-09 16:17

    Zuma says that he want only one term and if you says second term do you think he is going to be able to do so as he failed just for one

      mnguni.nyaziwe - 2012-11-09 16:30

      its like someone who got Zero writting an exam paper and then later ask for an opportunity to write supplementary exam for the same paper that he got zero...it just does'nt make sense for him to get second chance..The man is corrupt even inside his own bedroom by having kids with children of his friends..now imagine corruption starting inside president bedroom and penetrating through the ANC and executive...

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-09 16:43

      It will be interested to see his "power" in Parliament with this, maybe, vote against him. If it is a secret vote and there are enough disgruntle MP s they can get him out, but than again we know their official residents get "renovated" It would have been the perfect opportunity because he most probably organized/wheel and deal for enough support going into the December meeting. It would have been the perfect time to get rid of him because MP s are supposed to be more informed and intelligent. I think he already put his "troops" inline for the ANC conference. Remember not all ANC MP s have to vote against him because the 50%(I think) can be reach through the opposition parties. Yawn!!!...and there I woke up from a dream. lol.

  • Msika - 2012-11-09 16:19

    The future looks bleak for poor South Africa...these supposed to be our future leaders and they have such mentality.

  • johnny.august.31 - 2012-11-09 16:21

    Ag shem N some of Ur members in Limpopo are still without Textbooks Is this what u expect Zuma N Mantashe to Finish

  • allan.keyzer - 2012-11-09 16:24

    We already have UNITY of purpose where the members of the ANC have this past year helped themselves to taxpayers money of close to 1 Billion after studying the example set by King Jacob. Looks like the students want it to continue so they can get their share once they graduate.

  • dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-09 16:28

    the rush is on to steal everything in sight. These idiots dont even know that they are pawns used by the ANC elite. So sad that we liberated ourselves from apartheid into the hands of these gangsters who care nothing about our country. They dont even make time to govern. We're in a mess because of an electorate that is as tribal as the electorate which kept the NATS in power. We thought that would never end and now we are faced with this. At least whites were looked after and uplifted under NAT rule. Now we have the whites AND politically connected blacks and Guptas etc enjoying the the wealth of the country. F**K YOU ANC and your voters. At least we have whites helping us against the African National Criminals

      thembi.neville.7 - 2012-11-09 16:34

      Zuma must go with his cabinet,bcoz they are all rotten like tomatoes!

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-09 17:24

      thembi, under white rule we weren't cared about and the future of whites were very much secured. It is a fact that as a racial section of our society they are very much sorted out. They built infrastructure etc and did well for themselves. Under the ANC blacks dont stand a chance to close the gap and whites arent just going to hand over what they've secured for themselves. The ANC ELITE has just joined them and cornered as much as possible for themselves. we have no choice but to weaken the ANC and strenghten our country by voting opposition while we still have the opportunity

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-09 17:25

      You know what makes people like me hart-sore. Coming out of a system where we got spinned/convinced and realized that it was wrong. Building hopes for how it should be. Get tapped through tax, etc. believing we pay to help all/for the better and than just realized that the poor is still poor, if not worst off, but the new leaders are the ones scoring. When one walks down a street/township and see people suffering, while knowing you have contribute to help them, but all the help does not reach the needy, one feels hart-sore, dis-motivated, desperate and helpless because one knows you do not have more to give without taking food out of your children's mouths and even if you do, these people will not see it. People it is time that the sensible people take back this country from these "gangs".

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-09 17:37

      I agree with you dutoitcoetzee. We have a difficult job turning the minds around of the electorate that the ANC IS CONVINCED that they have the votes of that section of our society tied up. i am 51 years old and fought apartheid but not for this. Whites calling us stupid is as stupid as JZ calling us CLEVER BLACKS. It evokes the opposite outcome to what they want. So you see we have stupids on both sides of the fence

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-09 17:40

      dee.bone.39 That is so TRUE!!!

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-11-09 16:37

    What a pity like, lambs they follow and for what.........more misery.......poverty

  • mlamli.jikeka - 2012-11-09 16:43

    cosas is no well in mind!

  • phumlane.mambane.3 - 2012-11-09 16:52

    The issue should be how the country is governed not \blacks can't rule us\ . Stop critisising everything that the ANC does. At the end of the majority rules, if the majority is still going to vote for the ANC what are you going to do? Complain,critisise, what . Grow-up you cant change the world.

  • mzwandile.dlamanzi - 2012-11-09 16:57

    This is how thr curent crop of leaders behave. It is of very low level and short sighted approach. Instead of tabling how you want the country to head in the next leadership, you telling us who you want??

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-11-09 16:58

    I hope zuma wins in Mangaung so we can see the end of the corrupt anc regime. this will be the last breakaway party from the anc

  • Thabo Dijoe - 2012-11-09 17:01

    These are supposed to be 'learners', I think, and majority not even on voting ages. This regime seem to be raising hooligans than leaders.

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-09 17:02

    There is fighting between the ANC and too Cosas? this shows clearly that we have planted a bad education to our kids.

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-11-09 17:34

      If my child comes with political conversation to me I will tell her to keep quiet. I will tell her that she is in the age group to gather information and than she needs to learn how to process it while using facts. Only when theses steps are completed she can form an opinion. Yes, she can than ask my opinion and my reasoning behind it, but she should, if equip well, form her own opinion and experiences. Even if it differs from mine. Neither should she follow the mainstream because of group pressure or "the in thing". She must work it out herself and have a reason for it. To me Cosas is like sheep. Just following.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-11-09 17:05

    FREEDOM, they do not fully understand the word, so what Unity are these so called students talking about. The Zuma Empire will come to an end by the Mercy And Power Of God.

  • godfrey.mabunda - 2012-11-09 17:59

    Our humble and approachable president for 2nd term.Cosatu call for unity in triparte alliance.

  • Yandisa Rwaai - 2012-11-09 18:02

    @Maokeng I suggest you sort out your English first and you obviously not in touch with reality there is no way in our lifetime the ANC will not constitute majority seats in parliament. You also speak of a president who is acting ...you not very smart...Im also wasting my time with you!!

  • andy.t.mcdermott - 2012-11-09 18:19

    young gifted and dumb.

  • duncan.phopi - 2012-11-09 23:04

    students select someone who will pririotise education, if u want to be better and well informed leaders don`t look for favours and gift from zuma rather fight for want u NEED i emphasise.

  • altus.kirsten - 2012-11-10 08:29

    SA will not survive a second term under Zuma....worst case senario of DINOKENG senarios palying out in front of our eyes!

  • alaina.robbertse - 2012-11-10 10:36

    You can aducate any way you want but an anc follower will stay stupid forever.

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-11-13 08:09

    A doctor from Israel says: "In Israel our medicine is so advanced, we cut off a man's testicles, put them into another man and in 6 weeks he's looking for work." The German doctor comments: "That's nothing, in Germany we take part of the brain from a person, put it into another person's head and in 4 weeks he's looking for work." A Russian doctor says: "That's nothing either. In Russia we take out half of the heart from a person, put it into another person's chest and in 2 weeks he's looking for work." The S.A. doctor answers immediately: "That's nothing my colleagues, you are way behind us. In South Africa, about a year ago, we grabbed a person with no brains, no heart and no balls. We made him President of South Africa and now - the entire country is looking for work!!"

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