Council removes Magashule ad

2012-02-02 10:43

Johannesburg - The Mangaung metro council has ordered the removal of an outdoor advert for Volksblad newspaper in the Free State, which featured a picture of a luxury house linked to Premier Ace Magashule.

Beeld newspaper reported on Thursday that the advert for its sister newspaper in Bloemfontein was removed on Wednesday by Ad Outpost agency, after it received a lawyer's letter from the metro council.

The advert featured three pictures - one was an architectural sketch of what Magashule's house could look like, another of a shack, and a third of a rubbish-strewn street.

Volksblad last year reported that it understood that an official house could be built for Magashule at a cost of R15m in Cape Town.

This was denied by the premier at the time, who said he was having a house built in Bloemfontein.

The picture on the Volksblad advert featured an architect's presentation of what the house could look like.

It was accompanied by the slogan: "Ace-paleis, pondok, varkhok", which is a word play on the Afrikaans's children's rhyme, "Huis, paleis, pondok, varhok [House, palace, shack, pigsty.]"

The advert said: "Lug jou mening as dit saak maak [State your opinion when it matters]."

Mangaung metro spokesperson Qondile Khedama said the outdoor advert was removed because it was erected illegally, but Beeld said that another advert, on the other side of the same sign post, had not been removed.

Volksblad editor Ainsley Moos said it was an attempt by political leaders to silence criticism.

  • Jan - 2012-02-02 10:52

    ya, bo Makgashula baja tjhelete hampe....

  • Sharon - 2012-02-02 11:15

    Where is this flippen stupid Maugaung..........crap name. Why take down the poster .....scared ur people will see that u gonna live in a grand house while they live in shacks, it is time to STOP this crap.........

      kabelo.tlhabanelo - 2012-02-03 09:08

      I dont knw where is this flippen stupid Maugaung...crap name!---- But I do know where to find great, South African center city MANGAUNG... LOVELY NAME

  • Polly - 2012-02-02 11:27

    Actually very simple, just click stdster,.,c0m , you can find your shadow.

      Sharon - 2012-02-02 11:44

      Was that remark for me Polly?? If so please explain because I cant make out what you mean

  • RiĆ«tte - 2012-02-02 11:36

    why are they taking it down? Because it's showing that the politicians are living in luxury while the poor who voted for them are still living in shacks! Where I live there are now threats of squatting in decent neighbourhoods because the government are not providing houses! Can you imagine how many houses can be built for the price of this house?? He doesn't need a house that big, he only wants it because he can.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-02 16:26

      And he only can because he is overpaid or has stolen from the people.

      carpejugulim - 2012-02-02 17:34

      eh no maserati, the house is being built for him because it is an OFFICIAL house therefore the tax payers are paying for it "Volksblad last year reported that it understood that an official house could be built for Magashule at a cost of R15m in Cape Town" Besides it might be his second .... or third .... house

  • john.h.viljoen - 2012-02-02 11:58

    sorry,but why is his residence being built in cape town,when he is the premiere of the free state?

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-02 16:29

      You should know by now, john. He is going to do something funny to earn him a multi million golden handshake so he can go and retire in Cape Town.

  • Josh - 2012-02-02 12:30

    I would love a calendar of the ANC cabinet and their riches. January could be Zuma and his planes, February could be Yengeni and his car collection, March could be the Magashule Mansion... This could be big.

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