Cosatu to march against racism

2011-09-21 12:43

Johannesburg - A protest march against racism will be held in Delareyville, North West, on Wednesday, said the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Spokesperson Solly Phetoe said the march was against the violence and killings of farm workers in the area.

The union was also demanding basic services for the poor people living there and recreational facilities for the youth.

Phetoe said protesters would march to the Delareyville Magistrate's Court and hand over a memorandum.

He claimed the courts had previously dismissed cases where black people had been attacked by white farmers in the area.

Similar marches would be held in Lichtenburg, Potchefstroom and Vryburg.

  • CHIPPER_CHAP - 2011-09-21 12:47

    do these people ever work?

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-21 12:52

      Only 2 words to say about Cosatu. The second word is Cosatu...

      Servaas - 2011-09-21 12:58

      HA HA HA.. First they sing Kill the Boer. And now they march against Racism.. Did not know it is possible to f common sense up as well, but then again, what else can you expect??

      Badger - 2011-09-21 12:59

      kolobe. How do you know they did not legally buy their farms? Parasite!

      LekkerinSA - 2011-09-21 13:00

      Of course they do. Probably as much as you and I, seems we have time on our hands to blog.....

      DoublySalmon - 2011-09-21 13:09

      kolobe: You don't just settle on a farm and farm away. If it was that easy the homelands would all be one massive farm. How many farms exist in these homelands where white people could previously not create farms? How many white people were denied the opportunity to farm there because it is tribal land? That aside, how many successful black farmers are a commercial success? How many African nations independent for 50 years ore more and with only a few thousand white inhabitants have managed to feed themselves without importing food from the West? Cosatu should march against violence, but marching against violence and specifying that they only care about farm workers is an indication that they condone violence against farmers.

      Cowabunga - 2011-09-21 13:10

      "The problem is that those people who work for a living are far out weighed by those that vote for a living."

      wombles - 2011-09-21 13:14

      well done kolobe you lack of intelligence coming through again why don't the farmers just chase all of them away

      RobertKay - 2011-09-21 13:20

      I doubt it. But how do they survive?

      willieman - 2011-09-21 13:23

      @ Krush what about a march against Israel

  • Matt :-) - 2011-09-21 12:49

    How about a march against farmer killings?

      LLEWELLYN - 2011-09-21 12:51

      I wish. :(

      Kappie - 2011-09-21 12:52

      maybe you should try it..................

      LekkerinSA - 2011-09-21 12:59

      Ye Matt, set one up. I'll join.

      Felix - 2011-09-21 13:07

      A racist march against racism, wonder what they will be singing?

      cliffarc - 2011-09-21 13:22

      - Good point, but I'm afraid it's all one way traffic in this country. The wave of anti- white sentiment grows by the day. Time to leave and let them have their banana republic.

      Ingie - 2011-09-21 13:49

      but then we would be arrested

      Ingie - 2011-09-21 13:49

      singing...shoot the boers

  • Matt :-) - 2011-09-21 12:50

    On a separate issue, I heard that there's another electricity price increase in November, another 30% but I haven't read any news reports on this. But the management of a few flatblocks are already preparing for it. Can anyone verify there will be another increase this year???

      Krush - 2011-09-21 12:54

      ...where there's smoke there's fire...

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-21 12:56

      My wife works in property admin and some of the blocks the company manages have had meetings about dealing with the proposed 30% increase in November, in addition to the 30% in July - what's wrong with this cursed government?!

  • JH - 2011-09-21 12:51

    Oh but yesterday and day before some of their members and leaders where singing that "kill the Boer songs' loudly at their meetings. The double standards at times takes my breath away..

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-21 12:53

      The article suggests they're only marching for black farm workers who were killed, and they claim this is a march against racism. Now THAT is double standards!

      Servaas - 2011-09-21 13:08

      @Matt: One thing I noticed with majority is that common sense is non existent.

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-21 13:24

      @ Servaas - how funny it would be if a Cosatu leader went through this article, saw your comment and decided to have a nationwide strike... "we want common sense"

      RACINGCAT - 2011-09-21 13:56

      They now need to recover the loss caused by cutting consumption....I did a little exercise and found that i was wastinh at least 1/5 of my electricity..

  • DanG - 2011-09-21 12:52

    Can they be more specific? Who was killed? Why did the media not report on it? Is it because it is a figment of their inaginations?

  • dappies - 2011-09-21 12:52

    Enough is never enough!

  • falcon2020 - 2011-09-21 12:52

    between Cosatu and the ANCYL we are entering a very dark age, it is clear that the war against apartheid perpetrators and their generations to come will not stop. Not one positive move from these faction toward nation building, they are sweeping up the masses of unhappy ANC voters and dose them with false information as to why we are where we are.

      falcon2020 - 2011-09-21 13:18

      SA economy lost more than 20 000 000 working days last year and we are now topping the list of countries with the most strikes. Another record for our bleeding country.

  • buzz - 2011-09-21 13:00

    I wonder if white people will be allowed to join

  • Francois - 2011-09-21 13:00

    They are just sweeping people up to make them more and more violent against the people who put food on their plates everyday. It'll never end, it matters only that black people are killed, that they don't have jobs and that they are poor. Anybody else who are experiencing the same circumstances and are not black, can go f_ck themselves as far as they are concerned...

  • michaelp1 - 2011-09-21 13:00

    COSATU against racism. 3 words spring to mid. POT. KETTLE. BLACK

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-21 13:04

      Well the first 3 words springing to my mind were What. The. ----

      Felix - 2011-09-21 13:13

      Mine were F... U... C...s

  • CraigColinRoyMcLeod - 2011-09-21 13:01

    So the people singing Shoet the Boer are marching against racism lol what?

      T-1000 - 2011-09-21 13:16

      Cause they think if you sing shoot the boer then the boer will be nicer to the farm worker see?

      2WhiteStars - 2011-09-21 13:35

      The African mind.

  • Russell Dunbar - 2011-09-21 13:01

    Although I deplore violence & killings of innocent farm workers,I can't help but wonder how many actual incidents (not allegations) of this nature have taken place as apposed to farmers that have been subjected to the like.COSATU is once again playing the race card to their advantage,thereby threatening our 'unity in diversity' and causing greater divisions.However,urbanisation is problematic & Government can do more to stimulate urban developement in order to check this trend of urbanisation.My earnest plea to COSATU is to become part of the solution & not part of the problem.A more progressive approach is necessary,here.

  • Tassenberg - 2011-09-21 13:02

    And they will probably sing 'Dbula ibhunu' while marching and then say there is nothing wrong that. The court will dismiss charges, if they find that the evidence proves contradictory to a statement given by the plaintive. Why don't you just organize a march against crime, as crime affects rich, poor, black, white... but yes then you won't be able to marginalize South-Africans.

      handicap - 2011-09-21 13:36

      I wonder who will give them work when they kill the boer, because they can not farm on their own -proof is in the pudding!!!

      Tassenberg - 2011-09-21 13:55

      @Psalm as I said crime is crime, it is just in South-Africa because of our different ethnic groups, some being majority and some being minority, the minority will always see that they are being attacked more by the majority, when in fact it is just simple math. If 20% of people are bad, and you have a small country with these ethnic groups 20 whites, 10 Indians, 10 Chinese, 60 blacks, the country will then have 20 criminals consisting of 4 whites, 2 Indians, 2 Chinese and 12 blacks, so you see in the end in this small fictional country it will also be seen that most crimes is committed by the majority. Criminals and murderers are what they are and they deserve punishment. We should just learn not to racialize everything in this country.

  • Sledgedarkwatch - 2011-09-21 13:02

    Cosa tossers !!!!!!!!!!

  • proudly - 2011-09-21 13:08

    Cosatu will have to start saying which racism, is it white racism or black racism as black racism is more prevalent in this country!

  • HiJack - 2011-09-21 13:09

    I have an idea. Why don't they just march against clouds, marshmallows and sheep. Flip, sommer include snow why they're at it. Whatever is white, march against it. LAUGHABLE.

      T-1000 - 2011-09-21 13:14

      Maybe it will snow that day.

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-21 13:26

      @ T-1000 - classic!!!

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-09-21 13:27

      Pink & white marshmallows, haibo....please don't mention Milky bars.

  • wombles - 2011-09-21 13:12

    cosatu must piss off why don't they go to kzn and march there and also demand that those cold blooded animals that killed a farmer with his young child in his arms be handed over for some proper peoples justice

  • Koos - 2011-09-21 13:12

    how about marching against all the raping, child raping, hacking each other with panga's and raping the elderly woman, killing of kids, gutting people open for muti, againts anc for not doing their job properly... Cosatu, can you say anything besides racism..... do you even know the meaning..... a farmer dont just attack his workers for nothing...

  • HiJack - 2011-09-21 13:13

    I'm loving these imaginary "Abuse of farm worker" claims. I've done EXTENSIVE research, and I could find maybe 2-3 cases of this happening. That's it. ANC loyalists claim it all the time, yet cannot provide any proof at all? I can however provide proof of around 4000 farmers being killed by BLACKS. That however, in their minds, does not equate to racism. The workings (or lack thereof) of a black mind will forever amaze me.

  • Ho - 2011-09-21 13:13

    Wonder who pays for all these marches...?

      Pickle - 2011-09-21 13:16

      You,me and every other TAX paying citizen in this country...

  • Janette - 2011-09-21 13:14

    can we march against our children being attacked because they are white. My son was attacked by 3 black men while he was working. He was beaten, stripped on his clothes, car was stolen , they tried to strangle him and left him ,all because they could

      HiJack - 2011-09-21 13:17

      For them that does not equate to racism, Janette. That's "crime". BUT, let 3 white guys do the same to a black dude. God forbid that'll be made out to be the racist incident of the century.

      Nkutist - 2011-09-21 13:37

      Exactly, its CRIME either way and criminals don't bare a particular colour.

  • Pickle - 2011-09-21 13:15

    Take a good look people, THIS is what IRONY actually looks like...

  • Pekkie - 2011-09-21 13:16

    Farm workers Killed by white farmers???? Is that true? why is it never in the news? Im shocked if its true!

      HiJack - 2011-09-21 13:20

      T-1000, Hahaha

      HiJack - 2011-09-21 13:22

      Pekkie, it is never in the news because it happens like once every 3 years. On all the farms I've been on, the farmers treat the workers like brothers because without them it'll be hell trying to run the farm. Why would anyone abuse a worker? It is mostly a thumb suck excuse to be able to organise a march (aka, nother day off work).

      Pekkie - 2011-09-21 13:50

      Thanks for that, yeh i work on a farm, and have never seen any abuse or killing of workers, Why lie like this? surely it will create more divisions and mistrust? Im lost for words! Funny how quickly things have gone from ok to plain disfigured in SA, I said goodbye to my last friends yesterday, All my mates who studied have left to give their kids a future, Perhaps its time to think on those lines if people can be mobilized without any proof of what they are marching for, Its lawlessness at a new level!

  • RobertKay - 2011-09-21 13:19

    Cosatu is marching. ANCYL is marching. Anyone else - marching to Pretoria perchance? Does nobody work in S.A.? Or do they get paid to March?

  • Rooi gevaar - 2011-09-21 13:19

    Then they should march against the ANCYL!

  • Whitey - 2011-09-21 13:21

    What the hell? Now they want to march for "basic services for the poor people living there and recreational facilities for the youth"? Isn't that the responibility of the local councel? The ANC councel that the locals voted into power? UNREAL!!!! And still you blame apartheid for the insufficient and corrupt management of your district on a "regime" that went out of power 17 years ago? Now that is progress for you! The blind leading the blind!

  • Morarius - 2011-09-21 13:21

    How can you sing "shoot the boer" on the one day, and protest against racism the next. Make up your minds!

      Badger - 2011-09-21 13:25

      The article said they will only march against white on black (farmworkers) racism not the other way around as well. Selective condemnation of racism.

  • Tokkel Loshi - 2011-09-21 13:21

    so you going to march against malema ?

  • kevin - 2011-09-21 13:24

    Spokesperson Solly Phetoe said the march was against the violence and killings of farm workers in the area. So one person was killed in the last 10 years and now it's racism

  • Jenny - 2011-09-21 13:24

    Cosatu, remember to include racism against white farmers too.

  • Rooi gevaar - 2011-09-21 13:25

    Fact: Farm workers get killed in farm attacks, by other blacks. It's happened on somebodys farm I know personally. Credit to the poor farmworker who refused to help them attack the farmer and got killed in the process. Where do they think this rubbish out?

  • BTRX - 2011-09-21 13:25

    Gee ons asb die name van hierdie sogenaamde persone wat deur die witmense doodgemaak word en die witmense wat aangekeer word vir die moorde. Dit bestaan nie!!!! Hierdie is net weer om die werklike rede - die doodmaak van boere- te verontskuldig!!!

  • Michelle - 2011-09-21 13:27

    Why son't they just march straight to Hell!!!!

      T-1000 - 2011-09-21 13:39

      Because they think the devil is white.

  • spcwzrd - 2011-09-21 13:27

    How about a march against COSATU for destroying labor in this country...due to them Labor is been priced out of the market. The private sector is not increasing it's labor force because the price, salaries and stoppages, is to high.

  • jouneusie - 2011-09-21 13:28

    @kolobe - not sure how much of an intellect you have (your comments makes it seems in the lower sphere of a below average IQ) - NO farmer could've taken any farms because there weren't any!!! Those farmers worked uncultivated land and made it profitable. NOT only for themselves, but also by feeding the country. But then again, what can we expect from Africa as a whole. It's a mentality of take take take... why work for it? You know what will happen if all "those farmers" leave the country? You and like-minded people would starve (like your brothers and sisters on the rest of the continent).

      Together - 2011-09-21 13:34

      *sigh* - obviously you don't UNDERSTAND, jouneusie - the whole of SOuthern Africa was neatly divided into maize, tobacco, baby corn, rocket, chilli, mango, tea and rutabaga farms for millions of years - then some WHITES (with Sandton school accents) arrived in ships and just TOOK them... Apparently that's how it plays out in Kolobe's mind. In truth, land was certainly taken, but cultivation started later, and much land that was taken initially wasn't cultivated at all. In fact, a lot of the land first seen by the colonists was uninhabited altogether - it formed part of the area ranged seasonally by Khoi and San clans. But don't mess up everyone's violent and greedy fantasy with the facts, right?

  • handicap - 2011-09-21 13:32

    What about all the farmers that have been murdered???

  • tripwire - 2011-09-21 13:33

    Strange that Anti Racism groups feel more Racist than ever !

  • stamp-kar - 2011-09-21 13:33

    But they wont strike for the actual farmers being killed! idiots

  • Nkutist - 2011-09-21 13:36

    Can't they just stop with the marches and strikes and actually do some work... These political parties are really starting to annoy me. Can we have something a little different in the news. And to all my fellow black people, Racism goes both ways and its not right either way. Farmers and farm workers alike get killed, we should rather march for all the violent crime that happens in the country not for a select few. How did this country manage to go from a budding democracy to strained racial relations in 3 years, i blame ZUMA and the current ANC stronghold. They are taking us back and preventing us from moving forward!!

  • bonkypants - 2011-09-21 13:38

    "COSATU marches against racism" is the equivalent of "This statement is false". It hurts the brain to figure it out, and after all that pain, there's still no conclusion.

  • 2WhiteStars - 2011-09-21 13:38

    Do you know why there are so many people from the Eastern Cape moving to the Western Cape every day? Answer: They heard there was no work here.

  • Ross - 2011-09-21 13:40

    Give us the names of the farmers that attack black people. You can't, because it is all lies.

  • Ang - 2011-09-21 13:42

    Can i join to march against racism against white farmers who are being tortured and murdered on their farms on a daily basis by black people???? But i suppose it isn't really racism coz there is no such thing as a racist black man!!!!! Is there now:-) Before i hear about any nonsence regarding abuse of farm workers being the reason, research shows that less than 2% of farm murders are due to conflict with workers, the rest of the attacks are by outsiders that have nothing to do with the farmers, just pure criminality!!

  • Dave - 2011-09-21 13:43

    What about the farmers being killed????

  • sarecen - 2011-09-21 13:47

    thats rich comming from a bunch that sings shoot the boer

  • Ingie - 2011-09-21 13:48

    shame who now bladdey over these strikes, marches etc

  • Sisie - 2011-09-21 13:48

    I have a wonderful idea - lets all riot. What the hell we can take 2 weeks off - oh that's right here they call it the Christmas Holiday and they will still want their bonuses - for all the days that they actually missed work. What a circus!

  • William - 2011-09-21 13:49

    Wow... we might not have anymore fat people going around with all this marching that's going to start taking place. They should maybe have it on the same day as the Comrades Marathon, That way they can also get a medal if they march it in under 10 hours....

  • sarecen - 2011-09-21 13:49

    i dont think these arses know what they are doing, i think cosatu and anc must only employ bi polar ppl

  • Jan - 2011-09-21 13:50

    Very nice but dont dont you sing shoot the famer you f!"£$% idiot