Crowd gathers for Eastern Cape ANCYL march

2011-12-05 13:22

East London - A large crowd gathered in Phakamisa in the Eastern Cape on Monday ahead of a march by the ANC Youth League for "economic freedom".

"By 10:00, there were about 5 000 people there," the league's regional chairperson Ayanda Matiti said.

"We are still waiting for more members to arrive from the other regions."

The march was expected to get underway after 13:00.

"It will take three hours and we will hand over a memorandum at the premier's office," he said.

Their demands would be made public after handing the document over.

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  • Grant - 2011-12-05 13:36

    If these 'youth' worked as hard at their education as they do at protesting, drinking and fornicating, and become economically viable citizens of the country, then economic freedom would follow.

  • Omrisho - 2011-12-05 13:37


  • Maai - 2011-12-05 13:46

    I wonder if fatboy is there?

  • Larry - 2011-12-05 13:51

    Even without Juju, the Comedy show goes on. These people seem to live in a different dimension.

  • Freddie - 2011-12-05 14:14

    Economic Freedom = no edukashun, no wakk, no experiensh, but must getta Job and big weges... for free!! :-) The lowest common denominator rules in the new SA.

  • Thabo - 2011-12-05 14:43

    All of you are so out of touch with what the majority of this country has to live with on a daily basis. People attempt to elucidate their point to you but you seem to think that the poor reside on a different planet from you. It's like talking to a brick wall. The sad part is, change will come be it peacefully or violently. Making snide remarks on anonymous media isn't going to prevent the inevitable from happening. Tick tock, tick tock

      Dave - 2011-12-05 15:22

      Thabo, I hope change will come for the sake of our poor people and the billions that are looted from the public purse are retained for the use of the people of this country of ours and not an elite few no matter which colour. Let corruption be gone and the people benifit from the riches of South Africa, create jobs,homes and infrastructure not multi-million rand home for the few.

      Maai - 2011-12-05 15:34

      The poor are poor because they are either too lazy or too stupid to better themselves. How is that ever going to change? Do you a magic wand that can raise the intelligence quota of the poor masses? Can you also prevent them from over-breeding? Or are you one of the idiots that believe that its sombody else's fault that they are poor. I suppose you blame Apartheid or white-owned business?

      Randomhero6661 - 2011-12-05 15:58

      tick tock tick tock the hours fly by the dusty clock, @thabo your statement got a royal fail 3/18 = 16.6% and i haven't cast my verdict yet... look!

      Thabo - 2011-12-05 16:41

      @Dave I totally agree with your statement. @maai Your statement is not even worth a response. @Randomhero6661 we can now see that you can rhyme and convert fractions into percentages. I am actually not bothered about your judgement or pass/fail percentage. I tell it like it is, like it or not. People seem to forget that there are far more poor people in this country than there are affluent ones. All the pretentious people who LOVE to comment on these forums live in opulence and comfort because the masses allow it. There are many examples of countries where the masses could not take it anymore and took matters in their own hands. I do not comment here for anyone's approval, those who listen and realise the realities of our country can actually change the way they see the poor and maybe think of a way to include them in our economy.

      Thabo - 2011-12-05 16:50

      Oh, just thought that I should remind you who actually falls within this "poor" that I mention: The gardeners who know your yard inside out, the security gaurd at your gate, your cleaner, the nanny who looks after your kids and cooks for them, the helper that cleanes and cooks for your family, The armed response guy who gets paid peanuts to rush to your house and risk his life for yours when you're being robbed, family members of police officers and people in the army, the tellers at your local stores. The list goes on and on, I didn't even mention the unemployed graduates or the unemployed uneducated. Yes Randomhero6661 .. tick tock, tick tock.

      Mcebisi - 2011-12-07 14:20

      such a mentally poor person, this guy who lives in a way below stupid thought that the poor are those who cant think/are lazy. check here mate. it is your right to be so stupid but you are just abusing the privilage.... I wonder who is it that you think you are richer than??? you should march for your mentality freedom just to free you from your dumbness, stupid!!!! Thabo, u r a true philosopher and now the whole world sees what you and other open minded people are seeing. and we will get the economic freedom, we will nationalize mines and we will re-distribute the land without compensation (by concent or conquest). those who feel otherwise can go back to where their ancestors came from, this is what we said about political freedom and it happened!!!!! this is no exception.

  • Archie - 2011-12-05 15:42

    Economic Freedom is not a political handout, you actually have to work hard at school or in your job and really apply yourself.For this we need real teachers with real curriculums,proper schools and training materials before any business will think of hiring you when you go into the work place.Pass does not mean you attended school,pass should mean that you have understood the lessons at school ,written the exam and got at least 55% correct'

  • Jason - 2011-12-05 16:05

    What exactly do these people think is really going to happen after marching or protesting, do they really think government is going to give them financial freedom for free?..... This is definitely a new kind of stupid...

      Dave - 2011-12-05 16:43

      Malema brain washed, somthing for nothing, haven't you heard, the world owes them a living because they are the oppressed masses, but at their age just who has oppressed them. They are not old enough to have suffered under the old rule of the Nats so who is oppressing them now and who will they vote back into power ?.

      Mcebisi - 2011-12-07 14:33

      dear jason, I like the fact that you are asking a question, it realy shows that you honestly dont know. I will try to answer you to the best of my ability.... what these people(us) want is for government to open up more opportunities for the youth to pursue their careers e.g. here in the eastern cape there are factories that were closed years ago that used to emply thousands of people, these people(us) call on government to open up those for the non working so that they can boost the economy and create jobs. we call on government to give eqipment and training to the youth related to agriculture as we know the Eastern cape is reach on that. you can contact any youth league branch and ask for more details on these you are welcome, I also extend an invite to you to join the movement and understand that we are not only talking about black youth here but all south african youth esp the pre disadvantaged. Nationaly we want the people of south africa to own their natural resources rather than anglo american etc. I hope you understand. if you dont, just contact your nearest ANCYL branch and ask for a briefing. we are not asking for free money here, but for opportunities.

  • Msholozi - 2011-12-05 17:32

    my comradeas i wish i could be there to join the cause

  • Mcebisi - 2011-12-07 14:37

    the march was a great success and we will continue with such untill we get what we want!!!! political freedom came in such a way.

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