Govt won't declare state of emergency: Radebe

2012-09-14 13:03

Johannesburg - The government will not declare a state of emergency but will "deal very swiftly" with illegal protests, Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said on Friday.

"This is not a state of emergency," Radebe told reporters in Pretoria.

However, those gathering illegally will be "dealt with".

"We want to bring back public order in those areas so that the economy can continue to run normally.

"They are going to be dealt with very swiftly, without any further delay," said Radebe.

"Our government will not tolerate these acts any further."

  • annelise.venter.77 - 2012-09-14 13:08

    We believe pull the other one!!!

      typersa.baddy - 2012-09-14 13:14

      Bwahahahahahahah - eish!!! Yes we believe you ANC. You've dealt with it swiftly so far

      Michael - 2012-09-14 13:19

      Whatever Radebe... Your promises are just as empty as the ANC's!

      lynette.venter.12 - 2012-09-14 13:25

      Yeh talk talk talk talk talk - is that all you've got?

      jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-09-14 13:36

      The mine owners have spoken, no bonus this year if you don't get things sorted immediately. Let's see how quickly they move to protect their income. Swiftly I would say, but completely incompetently.

      wynand.bothma - 2012-09-14 13:45

      fussed.anderson - 2012-09-14 13:54

      Define "swiftly" The one for you or the one for us

      ianon.ym - 2012-09-14 13:55

      Govt won't declare state of emergency: Radebe That's because the country already is in a state of Emergency due to the ANC's incompetence - who you trying to fool Buti?

      fussed.anderson - 2012-09-14 13:56

      Ps they cant declare a stste of emergency because the army is not ready yet.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-14 14:10

      Your "swift" is a snails pace! Get a move on!

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-09-14 14:23

      A "state of incompetency" would be more appropriate.

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-14 14:24

      Correct Annelise. Now he just needs to swing a forefinger and he will do a PW correctly!!! The '76 riots were long gone (by years), and the country was well in flames, before the state of emergency was proclaimed. Now we just need someone who will proclaim that the death of some poor citizen leaves him cold. But then again when the people see the example of the rich in their nice suits and swanky black cars at funerals and speeches, they will get p1ssed off some time. Won't they? And the choice is simple: Stop flaunting, stealing, corruption, misappropriating money and lower your life styles, or face service delivery protests. And if they do not like that, they will suppress them under the guise of "dealing swiftly"? As we saw previously................

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-09-14 14:24

      Shirley, a snail is to fast........ try glacial pace.

  • whites.mustunite - 2012-09-14 13:09

    "so that the economy can run normally" what is the ANC's version of a normally running economy? The theft of over 300 billion rand over an 18 year period? If thats normal then we really have a serious problem!

      Muffin_man_can - 2012-09-14 15:31

      Whites mustunite - l like that name and l second that idea ;)

  • gary.williams.7186896 - 2012-09-14 13:09

    1st Egypt, then Libya, then coming South Africa Zuma / ANC your time is up....

  • willem.vanrensburg.562 - 2012-09-14 13:12

    About time you put your foot stop the racist BEE thing while your about it...

  • Willie - 2012-09-14 13:12

    "Our government will not tolerate these acts any further." When Samu trash the cities you silent.Just because they are not part of the alliance. Pull the other one Jeff,consistency and unbiasedness are the key Mr Minister

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-09-14 13:13

    How? Shooting another 40 dead?

  • JHLR73 - 2012-09-14 13:14

    It is easier said than done minister. Once these masses gets out of hand, we will be a in state of emergency in any case because it is going to be chaos. There are only so many police men and so many more unhappy people

  • david.coetzee.77 - 2012-09-14 13:14

    Will they apply this philosophy in the Western Cape also?

  • denis.dendrinos - 2012-09-14 13:17

    You should have done this a MONTH ago...... swiftly my rear end!

  • jempeter - 2012-09-14 13:17

    And pigs can fly!!!

      grimmister.ree - 2012-09-14 13:41

      And Jacob has applied his mind...

      lynette.venter.12 - 2012-09-14 13:54


  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-14 13:21

    Gathering illegally?. Minister in my days that was only under a State of Emergency. But I can understand, fancy the high and mighty ANC having to make such a declaration. All your failed policy in the limelight for the whole world to see. I am going to day dream about that all week-end. You are finally getting your arses kicked. Whoooopeee!!!!!!

  • rena.brown.547 - 2012-09-14 13:21

    It is about time, because our beloved country is about to collapse due to these clowns who are causing serious problems.

  • andre.burrows.92 - 2012-09-14 13:24

    Struggle comrades struggle!!!!

  • mark.haupt.31 - 2012-09-14 13:25

    Personally I don't see how you van restore order as you are playing both sides of the fence. The unions - your support base and alliance partners - are taking you on. Who are you going to "deal" with?

  • julius.hond - 2012-09-14 13:26

    bahaahhaahahahaha really? then deal with it....

  • thorboy.mac - 2012-09-14 13:26

    At last someone that says the right thing, now to see if he has the ability to do it................................

  • dewalds3 - 2012-09-14 13:28

    Marikana 2, Marikana 3, ..4 up to ..61 coming to a local cinema near you!

  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-09-14 13:29

    This is just an animal farm government,what state of emergency?when you coup thabo mbeki you promise these people ,you created the malemas.people are not stupid as you thought they are masityeni sonke kaloku

      wynand.bothma - 2012-09-14 13:47

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-09-14 13:34

    Spoken like someone who doesnt want to upset the other camp, good for you Mr. Radebe i would have done the same if i were in your shoes-the country is nowhere near the state of emergency situation and until Mangaung and when Zuma is no more the President things will be back to normal even the so called "investors" will soon be happy again

  • nigel.cupido.73 - 2012-09-14 13:36

    Zuma and rest of Govt took 1 MONTH to \apply their minds\. Another month perhaps to implement!!??

      justin.massyn - 2012-09-14 13:46

      Unfortunately they are not know for implementing much, sorry to say. All talk talk, not much walk.

  • philani.goba - 2012-09-14 13:36

    what's wrong..dividends getting affected

  • sherwin.barnabas - 2012-09-14 13:38

    Pull your finger out and do something

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-14 13:39

    Not much will change until December, "deal very swiftly" might be only 2013.

  • andrew.prinsloo - 2012-09-14 13:41

    Malema has hit the fan ...

  • shaun.davis.7564 - 2012-09-14 13:43

    Hot air

  • propatria1 - 2012-09-14 13:48

    Haastige hond verbrand sy mond.... gaan hulle weer van hulle ondersteuners skiet?....... Jeff gaan lees die afgelope tyd se nuusdekking oor wapens wat gevind is..... die vraghouers in Kimberly was net n klein deel van dit wat ingekom het, dus het die 'derde mag' reeds hul wapens en amunisie die land ingebring.... nou moet jy gou gaan dink; Waar het die rebelle in Libia en Egipte masjiengewere bekom, tot vuurpyl lanseerders?...... dink jy dit was wettige wapens?... Nee Jeffie, dit is deur die derde magte daar ingebring vir die doel van n opstand...... wat dink jy gaan hier aan?..... Jeffie, jy en jou base is in baie groter moeilikheid as wat julle besef.... TATA

      danie.vanderlith - 2012-09-14 14:24

      Uiteindelik iemand wat ook weet wat agter die skerms aangaan. Salute broer.

  • thozi - 2012-09-14 13:50

    Is the Minister sure... they seem to be horrified by a mere mention of that malema twerp and his pride of wolves.

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-14 13:51

    call in the trigger happy army....whoaaa!U

  • nathaniel.kgokong.3 - 2012-09-14 13:54

    who is the government

      itse.nnete.1 - 2012-09-14 14:54


  • Erna - 2012-09-14 13:59

    Obviously the government's 'swiftly' differs vastly from anyone else's!!

  • musawenkosi.mvubu - 2012-09-14 13:59

    Honourable minister Mr. Radebe, the Marikana massarce is the consequences of lack of leadership by the NUM which is in bed with the African National Congress through Cosatu and SACP. The France Baleni group has lost touch with the ground including the African National Congress period.

  • Lethabo - 2012-09-14 14:06

    time to act NO MORE, more yadayada no action mxm tired of the talk.

  • Daniel Mah - 2012-09-14 14:08

    ok minister can we fast forward to the action now, ons gatvol nou

  • louis.nolte.3 - 2012-09-14 14:13

    'Will act swiftly...': Its been over a month now. The only state of emergency that should be declared should be directed at getting rid of the government!

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-14 14:14

    shoot your voters if they are unhappy with you anc

  • clive.kihn - 2012-09-14 14:14

    Charge Malema with sedition, Mr (Useless) Minister, and do it QUICKLY - and I don't mean the ANC's version of quick.

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-09-14 14:16

    Ya WTF ever! Swiftly like you've dealt with everything else?? Useless bunch of tw@ts the lot of you. I hope SA wakes up one morning and you've all taken a walk off a short pier and the whole government is lost at sea FOREVER!! I hope people's compassion for their fellow human beings returns, rhino poachers spontaneously combust, murderers, thieves & rapists are left without the necessary body parts to commit those crimes, everybody has running water and electricity at rates that are affordable BY ALL as well as the houses they have been promised and we don't have to live day to day, week to week or month to month just trying to get by..

  • deicide - 2012-09-14 14:18


  • louis.nel.7927 - 2012-09-14 14:21

    Follow the link

  • eradingoana - 2012-09-14 14:24

    Radebe, like others is starting to bring empty plan. If he was really serious, why cant they activate their Action Plan because such economy is already suffering with the existence of the Government. If it was the Apartheid Regime, this mess was not going to be watched and folding arms. We are victims of that Government but we fail to play better. Please no more killings. Water canons can help.

  • david.vanas - 2012-09-14 14:26

    Mr. Radebe, our economy hasn't been running "normally" for a long time now. ANC to blame - election promises. Never met.

  • mphozana.manfred - 2012-09-14 14:31

    You wish, dickhead, soon you will be joining cope, then you will scream your oxyegen starved lungs out tellin the public how corrupt the anc is, free advice, deal with the problem if you can, the people are just reacting to the problem, stop trying to appease your imperial masters, they did nt install you there, but the people had, if there is anything to be swiftly dealt with, it must be the incompetency from you and your buddies up yonder.

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-09-14 14:34

    Ya WTF ever! Swiftly like you've dealt with everything else?? Useless bunch of tw@ts the lot of you. I hope SA wakes up one morning and you've all taken a walk off a short pier and the whole government is lost at sea FOREVER!! I hope people's compassion for their fellow human beings returns, rhino poachers spontaneously combust, murderers, thieves & rapists are left without the necessary body parts to commit those crimes, everybody has running water and electricity at rates that are affordable BY ALL as well as the houses they have been promised and we don't have to live day to day, week to week or month to month just trying to get by..

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-09-14 14:40

    Mr. Radebe, I'm sorry to say that "dealt with very swiftly, without any further delay" is just another anc term for "after a lot of inquiries (aka: face-stuffing-feast)".. If julius and his other stirring ancyl clowns are arrested by close of business next week then we will belief you.

  • manie.feyer - 2012-09-14 14:41

    Wonder what happened to the law that it is a criminal offence if a political meeting of more than six are held without permission, of late cloaked that the speaker was invited, but are not of a registered party? If that law stands, arrest these political instegators and trouble makers, run them through court quickly with a stern jugement and/or a very hefty suspended sentence to be metered out if they think they will escape the cracked whip of the State any further. There is a big difference between orderly freedom of speech, oposed to inciting violence and anarchy cloaked under your right of freedom of speech.

  • bobo.jane.1 - 2012-09-14 15:06

    The less the Communists get their way; the higher the level of violence, strikes, etc. If the Communist faction wins at Manguang, you will probably see a sudden decrease in violence and strikes. But if the NWO candidate wins, you will see full blown revolution. It is after all just one free for all leftist, Communist pig-fight for the prime position.The ANC does not understand democracy..Zuma is the best axample of that(Why was there only an outcry from the opposition ?) Nobody cares if the education system goes for a ball of manure or whether the hospitals are caving in. Nobody cares how many blacks die of AIDS or how many white farmers are murdered. In the end it is all about who controls the mineral wealth of South Africa. That is how it has always been.

  • robert.mevo - 2012-09-14 15:10

    im so sorry Mr Jeff Radebe,u can't stop an illegal protest.Was der b4 de ANC rule.N wl b take place until de God finish de world.Just say ur not feeling happy whn Malema go around tl people 2 strike.N im suprise bcs u were quiet, u began 2 open ur mouth aftr Zuma warn illegal protest yesterday n now u follow his words.U hv a ryt 2 tlk wht u feel b4 Zuma say something.Bcs now it cms lyk u admit everything caming 4rm Zuma even if s bad.(ur main problem s Malema not an illegal strike)

  • Robert - 2012-09-14 15:13

    Government’s flatulence in dealing with continuous and increasing civil unrest, and especially their lethargy over the energetic Mr Malema smells awfully of some hidden agenda.

  • dekkeranton - 2012-09-14 15:19

    Then do it for God sake, and stop just talking about it! What a bunch of ineffectual, scared, inactive, fat cat, political game playing, gravy train riders, you lot became. Get of your massively inflated butts and, DO SOMETHING!

  • rotherham.paul - 2012-09-14 15:25

    Swiftly? Swiftly? Like the speed at which you have built RDP homes? Or perhaps as quickly as you've dealt with our spiralling crime? Maybe it will be as quickly as your colleagues delivered Limpopo text books? If we're really lucky, it will be as quickly as you and plenty of other ueseless government officials have lined your own pockets! You lot should really learn to DO more and TALK less!