Cosatu: DA caused protest violence

2012-06-22 13:11

Johannesburg - There is evidence that the DA caused the violence that broke out when it recently marched on Cosatu's Johannesburg office, a Gauteng union official said on Friday.

"We have concrete evidence that [Democratic Alliance leader Helen] Zille's... bakkie was full of bricks," Congress of SA Trade Unions provincial chairperson Dumisani Dakile told reporters in Johannesburg.

"Wait, and watch this space... we will reveal the evidence at the appropriate time. We are waiting for the DA to proceed with its criminal charge [against Cosatu]."

He said the "attack" was part of a right-wing uprising in the country, led by the DA.

"The PEC (provincial executive committee) felt the attack... was not an accident but a well-orchestrated strategy by the right-wing elements within the country as led by the DA to undermine workers, [the] working class and the poor."

Several people were injured when the union confronted the DA during a march on the Cosatu head office in Johannesburg on May 15.

Dakile said the PEC discussed next week's African National Congress policy conference and felt the party needed more "cohesion", especially with regards to its branches in Free State and the North West.

"This lack of discipline... indicates the need for organisational renewal [within the ANC]," he said.

"We also make a humble plea to the ANC Youth League... It cannot define itself outside the ANC. There is life beyond this."

  • gerhard.muller.988 - 2012-06-22 13:14

    And we are supposed to believe this because COSATU said so????

      citizen.kane.35 - 2012-06-22 13:21

      "We have concrete evidence that [Democratic Alliance leader Helen] Zille's... bakkie was full of bricks," Ha ha ha the things people will say to get a headline, the unintended pun with 'bricks' and concrete evidence ha ha

      procold2 - 2012-06-22 13:23

      you know gerhard i think they think this, they still think most of the people they are trying to feed this cr@p to are in kindergarden, this whole triparheid alliance thing is in for a big shock sooner than later.

      James - 2012-06-22 13:25

      WHAT BULLS**T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      deabreu - 2012-06-22 13:28

      Knowing COSATU and their low intelligence and racist tendencies, they probably said P*ricks and not B*ricks, which was misunderstood by the media.

      Bryan - 2012-06-22 13:32

      Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha......Comic relief just in time for the weekend:-))))) Bwahahahahahaha..... Holy crap, that is really funny....Damn, I think I just pissed myself!!!!

      Andres - 2012-06-22 13:32

      And your illegal march, with no City of Joburg or JMPD permission had NOTHING to do with violence? So you cutting a legal march off at the pass and preventing them from reaching their destination had NOTHING to do with violence. DA posters only said "Youth Wage Subsidy Now," yours said all kinds of nastiness, like "Helen worse than HIV/AIDS." So, that personal hatred had NOTHING to do with inciting violence? Whatever desperate COSATU. Guess the FEDUSA-DA partnership on the subsidy has spooked them. Nice timing!!!

      Bardy - 2012-06-22 13:37

      Why were the Cosatu members there in the first place? To welcome the DA? Go talk BS somewhere else please!

      djlovettRSA - 2012-06-22 13:43

      I believe him, the bakkie would have been full of bricks after the COSATU thugs threw them, bricks don't just disappear you know!

      Andres - 2012-06-22 13:43

      @Bardy: Yup, that'll be the next statement from Vavi-and-Co.: We gathered en masse to offer the DA biscuits and Cafe Lattes. HEHE ;-)

      Juan - 2012-06-22 13:53

      The sheeple might believe their lies, but it won't work with the more educated crowd. Try again Cosatu lol

      TheRealWarrenB - 2012-06-22 13:56

      We are waiting for this evidence while they try and photoshop a bakkie with a load of bricks on it. Eish!

      Klippies - 2012-06-22 14:06

      They're bluffing in the hope that the DA will get a fright and drop the charges. Pathetic really :-)

      Kala - 2012-06-22 14:08

      Damn my comments get deleted faster that COSATU can produce lies.

      Oom - 2012-06-22 14:12

      I love it the way they talk, as if whatever they say is true. CHEAP politicking..! The problem is that the poor dumb masses will believe the nonsense..It’s all about the votes, nothing else. Also shows that they are afraid of aunty Hellen...last laugh..

      JohnRambo1723 - 2012-06-22 15:14

      Even if there was a bakkie full of bricks, some construction worker is sitting at home lagging his gat off for COSATU's stupidity...

      Sharon - 2012-06-22 15:34

      go talk crap somewhere else cosatu,just now you will say bafana bafana keep loosing because of zille,you lot are so stupid that you dont even realise what you are saying is stupid

      alf.pop - 2012-06-23 08:16

      Cosatu probably asked Tony Ehrenreich to send them a bakkie load of bricks from a Cape Town manufacturer. That is about the sumtotal of what y9ou can expect from COSATU. New precondition for becoming a member: Proof of a negative IQ!

  • charlotte.snyman - 2012-06-22 13:17

    Uh right..... so do we jump off a building because Cosatu said so?

      smili.fication - 2012-06-22 13:53

      Typical COSATU $hit. You are attention seeking b@st@rds whom nobody in their right mind would respect. YOU DON'T REPRESENT THE WORKING CLASS! YOUR REPRESENT ANC CONDOM COMRADES!

      Kala - 2012-06-22 14:19

      I think the word Cocksato is a bad word for News 24. Just testing to see if they delete this comment.

      Peter - 2012-06-22 14:50

      .... FREE-PASS !!!!!

      smili.fication - 2012-06-22 15:19

      Which reminds me! F%$ch you news24 for deleting all my post on that "Boiling with Anger" thread! Both your editors and your mods suck. And a warm "fuqk you" to the basturds that reported me!

      John - 2012-06-22 17:26

      Articles like this one always leave me shaking my head. We try and adhere to law, process, morality, civility and reason, but it seems the majority don't give a rat about the law and reason - they care more where the message comes from and who shouts the loudest, not what the message is. Same thing happens at Ancyl, as long as a message comes from Ancyl, it doesn't matter how much crap they spew. As much as I value the idea of democracy in principle, in practice it is severely devalued by stupidity. Sigh..

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-22 13:18

    Of course VAVI and co. will say that. But TV cameras show you Cosatu tsotsis stoning the DA, FIRST !!! So now what? Stop lying Cosatu, you tsotsis !!!

  • ryno.pretorius.52 - 2012-06-22 13:18

    I wonder who they paid to photoshop a picture to show what they want it to! It's the only way they can get anything right!!!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-06-22 13:23

      They're so dof they'll probably photoshop lego bricks in instead

  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-06-22 13:19

    Dream on knobjockie!

  • malcolm.charles.73 - 2012-06-22 13:20

    Oh OF COURSE the DA caused it. Don't you know that we (ANC, ANCYL and COSATU) are too good to make any mistakes??? Don't you know that we will continue to blame everyone else BUT ourselves for the mess in this country?

  • mel.mcbride1 - 2012-06-22 13:20

    Dumisani Dakile what an ass clown - hahahah! Thanks for the laugh you idiot!

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2012-06-22 13:23

    Is this 1st of April? Why dont you look back at the different unions marches, and see who did what in the past. I think you will find your answer there

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-22 13:25

    The DA truck was full of bricks? OMW, that is the funniest thing I have ever read... The ANC/COSATU/ANCYL/SACP have gone mad, they realise the writing is on the wall, that their regime is crumbling and they resort to the most outrageous statements that sound more and more desperate. Watch this really poor photshopped picture hit the Sunday Times on Sunday!

      deabreu - 2012-06-22 13:28

      Knowing COSATU and their low intelligence and racist tendencies, they probably said P*ricks and not B*ricks, which was misunderstood by the media.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-06-22 13:34

      We were misquoted again

      glyn.morgan.96 - 2012-06-22 16:16

      @PointBlank - Wrong! Their Photo Shopped picture will hit the Sunday Times on Monday!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-06-22 13:26

    Cosatu is becoming more idiotic by the day. Tne very idea that this is the level of intelligence that runs this country scares the living daylight out of me.

  • gary.wilby.18 - 2012-06-22 13:29

    What a lot of QUOFF!! Are these people for real......???

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  • Matthew - 2012-06-22 13:31

    Cosatu if F-ing took them this long to make fake done cosatu.

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-06-22 13:35

    I think this Cosatu idiot's been smoking too much ganja and drinking too much homemade beer whilst reading conspiracy theories. What an idiot!

  • chiepner - 2012-06-22 13:36

    Really COSATU? So spreading disinformation combined with another little tactic which warns the black population within South Africa about the "white gevaar" is such a new thing being used........wait a second.....did old PW BOTHA and his apartheid cronies not do this exact thing when they tried to garner support for their respective political parties and own self serving causes......and if there is some form of resemblence does this not mean that YOU COSATU whom is suppose to stand with the poor is now turning out to be the exact same lying hypocrates that than those apartheid mograls use to be? Does this mean that you might actually have alterior motives and that you are also rasicst biggots whom only wants to serve your own self serving needs and line your own pockets while riding on the back of the poor and working class who actually provides you with a platform to do some good? Im just asking......because lately I can see no diffrence between COSATU and the ANC big wigs who support E-Toll sure COSATU has some profit made out of E Tolls.......whoops......thats right. Rather stick with the ghostly "3rd force" and "rasism" distraction tactics, but sooner or later those following you will come to understand that this emporer is actually wearing no clothes.

  • neville.engelbrecht - 2012-06-22 13:39

    Irresponsible claptrap to incense yet more aggression and violence. Trading in hatred for political gain can only end in tragedy for this country - especially when those gains will ultimately only benefit a small elitist minority in the end.

  • Johnnys_Place - 2012-06-22 13:39

    COSATU - PLEEEAAASE show the evidence !!!!!!

  • Billy - 2012-06-22 13:42

    bwhaaaahahahaha, sorry i just had a mental image of helen trying to throw a brick lol!! cosatu, stop talking poop, your breath stinks

      John - 2012-06-22 17:37

      :) hehehe, and I can just hear Vavi going, " no you white she-dog! You throw like a girl, let me show you how, I have years of experience. It's all in the wrist your see?"

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-06-22 13:42

    As always, all these people know what to do is play the blame game. They can never take responsibility for their actions. Even IF Zille had a bakkie full of bricks (doubtful), then who held the gun to the heads of the COSATU marchers, forcing them to throw bricks and stones? Please man, act like adults and take responsibility for your actions, and accept the consequences.

  • yummyhamster - 2012-06-22 13:42

    ohh ok so that is why the photos that was in the news showed the bricks in the hands of COSATU and not DA members.. and he delay on the evidence ? are they sending their cronies for photoshop lessons 1st ? i wish there was an uprising.. i am tired of this circus.

  • andrew.arde - 2012-06-22 13:43

    If this is the case, why have they waited so long to unearth this earth shattering evidence. They're so slowed-up they probably only just discovered photoshop!

  • percy.vanzyl.1 - 2012-06-22 13:46

    Hahahahahaha! Yeah right!

  • thethird.wors - 2012-06-22 13:46

    Yes. And I caused the great flood.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-06-22 13:48

      I have a copyright to that!! I want royalties!!

  • oistar.tutu - 2012-06-22 13:47

    Yes Cosatu, we are laughing at you.

  • shimeAschendorf - 2012-06-22 13:47

    What a big lie,cosatu started the attacks,Dakile,you were not even in the march,ANC is losing support everywhere because of idiots like you, I know DA will not win the election but we can see the progress and reasonableness of DA,their members are principled.

  • Michele - 2012-06-22 13:50

    You Mr Dakile are a liar.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-06-22 13:51

    ah well the search still continues for a comrade who isn't a complete spear.

  • Erna - 2012-06-22 13:53

    I find this hard to believe. Helen Zille is far too clever to be caught with a truck full of bricks!

      erna.speed - 2012-06-22 16:56

      And if she had her knitting in her bag - like I often do - would they presume that I or she would be using our needles against them? Innocent until proven guilty! Dekselse I d I o t s

  • Patsy - 2012-06-22 13:54

    Come off it!!!! Who are they trying to bluff???

  • mj.oosthuizen - 2012-06-22 13:54

    Perhaps she wanted to build a house for the less fortunate?

  • mantsho.tlali - 2012-06-22 13:55

    DA is a threat to this people,the way they talk and behave is not normal at all, they are under stress of loosing power, so they will do anything to make DA look bad, very sad indeed.

  • terence.wessels - 2012-06-22 13:57

    crap COSATU!!! Lets see this proof. Lazy liars never win. Viva DA

  • Sharon - 2012-06-22 13:57

    Yeah right!!

  • Blip - 2012-06-22 13:57

    Cosatu -- and Irvin Jim by name -- OPENLY threatened to unleash violence at the DA long before the march took place. They pulled workers out of their workplaces to "man the barricades" at Cosatu House and quite patently were spoiling for a fight with a DA march that was 100% legal and officially notified and sanctioned and marshalled. Cosatu acted ultra vires throughout. That's where 100% of the blame lies.

  • coenraad.vaneeden.5 - 2012-06-22 13:57

    Dooie donder hulle is goed met K A K praat

  • simon.elrick.7 - 2012-06-22 13:59

    The main problem here is that News24 actually publishes this nonsense!

  • nathan.davies.1257 - 2012-06-22 13:59

    Hahaha...if he himself believes this perhaps he has more in common with the bricks he mentioned then anything else:)

  • louode - 2012-06-22 14:00

    And this coming from an organisation with 3 types of member: 1) liers. 2) bladdie liers, and dammed liers!!! ROTL

  • lownabester - 2012-06-22 14:03

    And I saw a guy with COSATU uniform using a stuntgun, Come try another one. Losers, Vavi you need a wake up call.

  • jeroen.kelderman - 2012-06-22 14:05

    Ag my sack, these tri-partheid guys are a bunch of w@nkers, willing to do and say anything to make the news. We all saw the pictures. we saw the bricks thrown at the DA. Cosatu just cant handle someone taking a page out of their books.

      Manesh Supal - 2012-06-22 14:19

      concrete, bricks? time to cement all the lies together!

  • michael.rose.3551 - 2012-06-22 14:08

    maybe they are confusing food packets with bricks...

  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-06-22 14:10

    The only space cosatu are talking about is the empty space between there ears. We've seen the pictures on tv and all you see is wild cosatu holigans. Cosatu instigated and illegal march. DA had the right to march. Cosatu is nothing but a bunch of brainless idiots. Just like your ANC members.

  • Danny - 2012-06-22 14:12

    Terrible bluff....The DA is going to wipe the floor with you...just like it does so regularly with the ANC.

  • Danie - 2012-06-22 14:12

    Why do no photo show a blue t shirt with a stone in the hand, but plenty of red one's. Next time if you seriously want us to believe you , plant a view of your members with blue shirst on, beteen the DA, Let them throw bricks to the bystanders, and ensure the action are well covered by the media, then we might believe you

  • Clive - 2012-06-22 14:14

    Yeah, they probably did start it - by exercising their democratic right to protest, a right to which Cosatu seems to think it has exclusive claims.

  • avanwyk2 - 2012-06-22 14:18

    Mommy it was sus who threw the cat with a brick not me blah blah blah. Comon children.....grow up

  • Renard De Souza - 2012-06-22 14:21

    What BS they declared their march and coati sent the dogs in to make trouble, why were coasting members even allowed to march at the same time

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-06-22 14:23

    and Zille will defend herself by saying " My bakkie was full of bricks because I am nation builder"

      smili.fication - 2012-06-22 15:07


  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-06-22 14:29

    It is really funny that the majority of racists in this country are in the ANC, COSATU and ANCYL is this the only way that you can get votes?? What load of rubbish I hope these 3 racist organisations burn in the hell they deserve!!!!

  • anthony.archer.1806 - 2012-06-22 14:31

    Surely they must have dreamt this? I cannot believe any logical person would ever even dream of thinking this way...