Nzimande wants to outlaw Zuma insults

2012-11-15 09:39

Johannesburg - SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has called for a law protecting President Jacob Zuma against insults, The Star reported on Thursday.

White South Africans had shown little respect towards blacks and their culture, and only treated Jews and Afrikaners with respect, he said.

Nzimande backed the call made by the SA Communist Party in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, for a law protecting the presidency from attacks that were "unfair, and lacking in fact and truth".

He warned that Zuma supporters would soon reach boiling point.

"People can differ with me and you can insult me as you like, but disrespect, that is not acceptable," Nzimande, the higher education and training minister, was quoted as saying by the paper.

"We are being undermined by whites."

  • 0001000ghost - 2012-11-15 09:43

    Blade, shut your ugly face.

      handy.andy.3990 - 2012-11-15 09:50

      I undermine anyone who does not earn respect. Rape charges, fraud, blatant disregard for the courts and laws. And Blade, you seem to forget, government works for us, the tax payer!

      mholthuysen - 2012-11-15 09:52

      Indeed - what is next Heil Mein Führer!?

      jacques.smit - 2012-11-15 09:54

      And if Zuma is an insult to himself..?

      alan.gernet - 2012-11-15 09:55

      not the sharpest 'blade' in the drawer is he?

      bradh.quaide - 2012-11-15 09:56

      Hahahaha, thank goodness for the right to freedom of speech, and sanity, do these "leaders" realise how utterly petty and weak they sound? It's like a toddler on a playground waiting to change the rules of a game because he isn't winning ALL the time...

      corrupted.zuma - 2012-11-15 09:58

      No law can bring respect. Who want's to respect the most corrupted tax thief Zoooooma!!

      typersa.baddy - 2012-11-15 09:58

      "He warned that Zuma supporters would soon reach boiling point." - We have reached boiling point about Zuma you idiot!! Now go cry somewhere else!! O and one more thing, WE ARE NOT SCARED OF YOU YOU SCUMBAG!!

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-11-15 09:59

      Ok, open Type in "Zuma is a" and wait for the Google suggestions. Seems like they are going to have to take Google to court as well.

      braam.groenewald.39 - 2012-11-15 09:59

      after seeing this guys face i guess the search for the missing link is over.

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-15 09:59

      Blade, so you want a law to protect the integrity of someone who is incompetent and criminal... this says a lot about your character. Birds of a feather.... the slack, incompetent criminals are protecting each other.

      junebugg.kinte - 2012-11-15 10:01

      Its not white South Africans and no one is insulting the black culture..Its Fed up South Africans who are tired of Zuma's incompetence and greed.Race and culture has nothing to do with it.

      bradh.quaide - 2012-11-15 10:02

      "people can differ with me and you can insult me as you like, but disrespect, that is not acceptable," - thank you for the permission to insult you ( will make use of the many oppertunities you provide), and please stop disrespecting our rights as free citizens of a free country. No one likes it when you take our constitution for granted.

      ahemsurferosa - 2012-11-15 10:02


      norman.lewis.716 - 2012-11-15 10:03

      This article made me LOL alot.

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-15 10:03

      Blade, Zuma and friends, we stopped calling you politicians a few years ago, now we just call you ill-disciplined, incompetent criminals.... Go look at your track record for the past 18years if you can't figure this out.

      denis.dendrinos - 2012-11-15 10:08

      Like this war's really just a different brand of war Like it doesn't cater to rich and abandon poor Like they understand you in the back of the jet When you can't put gas in your tank These ******* are laughin’ their way to the bank and cashin' the check Askin' you to have compassion and have some respect For a leader so nervous in an obvious way Stutterin’ and mumblin’ for nightly news to replay And the rest of the world watchin’ at the end of the day In their livin’ room laughin’ like, "What did he say? Meanwhile, the leader just talks away Stutterin and mumblin’ for nightly news to replay And the rest of the world watchin’ at the end of the day Both scared and angry like, "What did he say?" Think Linken Park sums it up nicely.

      camp.j - 2012-11-15 10:08

      I think Blade needs correcting, "whites show little respect towards blacks" should in fact read South Africans show zero respect towards Zuma. Has he not realised this is not a race issue? Respect is earned and not demanded

      rupesh.hari.7 - 2012-11-15 10:09

      Blade - Didn't know Malema was white.

      warren.vanwyk.3 - 2012-11-15 10:10

      I hate to break it to you Blade, but it's not only us whiteys that are laying into your beloved Showerhead. You see, it's not a black/white thing as you (typically) try to make it out to be. This is about I.N.C.O.M.P.E.T.A.N.C.E. And god help us all when the "higher education and training minister" tells us "you can insult me as you like, but don't disrespect me." Last I checked the two go hand in hand

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-11-15 10:11

      Hallmark of a despotic dictator.

      jaco.bruwer.73 - 2012-11-15 10:11

      I Had Respect for Jacob Zuma, But respect is also earned its not given. If U look at the news and what is going on in our country, its hard to have respect for some one who builds a house for millions while the poor and hungry starve. Where the homeless have to resort in eating animals to stay alive while the country spends billions in improving higher officials homes. That is what makes me angry. The president is the only one who have the power to change that, and does he do that. This is the question and then U ask why people are losing respect.

      arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-11-15 10:12

      Playing the Blaming and race card again. Boiling point is imminent,now starting to sling sh*t arround in advance. Tipical action of a looser. Ps >>> You need a Facial.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-15 10:12

      I insult & degrade all criminals. I don't discriminate.

      KennySven - 2012-11-15 10:13

      Dumb idiot,first get an education.The try using the little bit of brain you got and rather ban all the fools/idiots who attend meetings wearing red socks,caps,tee shirts and jackets Etc.Only Little Miss Red Riding Hood still wears red outfits. Communism was dead and buried over twenty years ago as it didn't work world wide.If you don't believe this ask any 12 year old half educated child.

      heathway.master - 2012-11-15 10:24

      Mugabe Marxist, Racist, Dictator rhetoric coming to the fore here I certainly believe. I was going to go through the usual tirade giving 1289 reasons why Zuma cannot expext the least respect from any thinking South African, but as you are all fully aware of these facts, why bore you. My final comment is that the opposition party are after the tapes which cleared him of answerability to over 700 CHARGES OF CORRUPTION, the opposition have a motion of IMPEACHMENT on the go, and the latest is that they want a debate of NO CONFIDENCE tabled against the President, for his inability to provide leadership to the country. If the President is too stupid to resign himself, like all self respecting Presidents have done throughout the world when under similar pressure, then how can Blade object to the public giving that last little push to dislodge him from his very high and mighty perch.Blade needs to cast his mind back a bit. No disrespect was ever shown against Mandela, Mbeki, or Motlathe. Dearie me, why was this so?

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-11-15 10:25

      DOWN WITH ANC!!!

      John - 2012-11-15 10:26

      They may be incompetent & dishonhest & many bad things but they are also the tycoons of Africa

      bob.small.7547 - 2012-11-15 10:27

      @ heathwaymaster...Well said, Sir!!

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-11-15 10:29

      Blade Nzimande is a RACIST PIG!

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-11-15 10:31

      @alan: Can one sharpen this blade? Doubtful...

      John - 2012-11-15 10:43

      I never wear a ty to work

      claudia.meads - 2012-11-15 11:00

      Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha.., not even the National Party had to criminalize 'disrespect' - what pathetic idiots..! Can you blame nearly the entire United Nation's assembly simply ignoring Zuma when he spoke at the UN - they simply put up with his ramblings and then moved on regardless. Zuma is the WORST president in the Republic of South Africa's entire history - BAR NONE. Out of nearly 50 million people, is this the best the ANC could find to lead the biggest economy in Africa - a sex-crazed bigot, a mafia goon, stuck in a stone-age time-warp, a psychopath with the IQ of a 'knobkierrie', a near illiterate tsotsi, who demands respect from intelligent people in the 21st century, when he threatens them with the wrath of his 'ancestors'... GO FIGURE..! After 1994, the ANC had a limitless opportunity to prove the stereotype wrong - all they have managed was the prove that the stereotype has been 100% correct all along. Blunt Nzimande has openly demonstrated what an idiot he is, by virtue of his association with one the greatest ideological failures of all times - vie Communism (even the Chinese are abandoning it - read their "new" leader's speech) - but his puerile ramblings about "RESPECT LEGISLATION" is so intellectually absurd, I doubt he was sober when he uttered the words..!

      konstabel.koekemoer - 2012-11-15 11:08

      Corrupt and failed leaders always blame some other group for their own failures and stir racial or religious conflict in order to distract their followers from the real issues. Adolf Hitler blamed the Jews, Idi Amin blamed the Indians; National Party blamed the Communists/blacks and Mugabe blames the whites. You will see a lot more of this propaganda as we get closer to national elections. The current ANC (and SACP) leadership will use any means to stay in prower including racist propaganda, intimidation, vote buying/rigging and violence.

  • silenta.solly - 2012-11-15 09:43

    Now wait for the trolls to troll on this article

      bergie.sean - 2012-11-15 09:47

      Trolls beat the communists like Blade any day. Only the ANC would make a failed white man like Stalin their role model.

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-15 09:49

      Idiots are begging. So why not.

      corrupted.zuma - 2012-11-15 10:00

      Racist Bafoon!!! - 2012-11-15 10:13

      Dear Blade Have you ever read Animal Farm? George Orwell's book? No? And you are an education minister? You seem to be copying the behaviour the pigs in the book.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-11-15 10:32

      Can Uncle Blade please define what exactly he thinks culture means???????

  • dirk.kruger - 2012-11-15 09:43

    What? Respect has to be earned!Cannot be forced onto people!!!

      Grant Karl Hide - 2012-11-15 09:49

      the only people undermining them is the people at the top, look at thir cars and flashy estates for example. then look down the road or at the robots, such hypocrits. first they make finding job for us difficult, so we use our brains and make our own businesses, now u tax us broke. i aint supporting them eva. vote to uplift your people, not ur ego.

      patson.nedzamba - 2012-11-15 10:24

      This is how dictators are made. Next time it will be crimanal offence to mention the name Zuma.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-11-15 10:38

      The ANC leadership is undermining themselves and is being pionted out by many many people of all races and creeds , as their only self designated berometer on criticism , governance and achievement , they point out the 'whites'. Who else but the same scapegoat in another display of a bigoted mindset where people of other races are incapable of being culpable for their own actions and to point out failures is somehow a racist exercise.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-11-15 10:43

      Maybe Blade should show a little more respect to his "communist" political convictions & not buy a R1 300 000.00 BMW in the middle of tough times while the rest of the country was scrapping by.

  • sean.efstratiou - 2012-11-15 09:44

    Ya and I quote "take your flea infested body and sit down" .... nooooo this is not disrespectful at all, this comment from a "white" person, oh sorry my mistake.

      alan.gernet - 2012-11-15 09:59


      larry.piggott1 - 2012-11-15 10:13

      Sean, you hit the nail on the head. To the ANC, respect is a one way street which does not have to be earned… its deployed.

  • heinrich.spreeth - 2012-11-15 09:44

    So the ANC HATES freedom of speech?

      0001000ghost - 2012-11-15 09:46

      exactly. man, whatever. Blade, you're a moron and so is Jacob Zuma. Yes, that's right, I called you both MORONS!!

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-15 09:50

      No Heinrich only hate the truth.

      corrupted.zuma - 2012-11-15 10:01

      @0001000ghost, I second that Morons!!!!

  • jeremy thorpe - 2012-11-15 09:44

    Respect has to be earned...and it certainly can't be legislated. Blade is getting more and more bitter and racist as he gets older. It's time for him to leave public life.

      acm.munro - 2012-11-15 10:12

      You are so right Jeremy. Respect must be earned. It is not true that white South Africans only respect Jews and Afrikaners!! We all have the greatest respect for Madiba and others. Zuma has brought insults on himself through his behaviour. Which other president in the world has a handful of wives, but still not satisfied, sleeps around, making babies with other women? Which other president will spend so much money on his own property whilst thousands of his people are crying out for houses?

  • dolphindunes.guesthouse - 2012-11-15 09:45

    Ag shame......

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-11-15 09:45

    Hahahaha here we go. Another African state just like all the rest.

  • justin.rens.9 - 2012-11-15 09:45

    what an extremely uneducated response from the minister of higher education

      raath - 2012-11-15 09:55

      Yeah, the irony is just mind-boggling.

      alan.gernet - 2012-11-15 10:00

      Higher education? Higher than what?

      TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-11-15 10:28

      DISGRACEFUL. Makes me want to throw up.

  • morgaporg - 2012-11-15 09:45

    what culture is that exactly? you bloody selective over which culture you want. the only culture i see is the corruption culture...

  • kEnt256 - 2012-11-15 09:45

    Silly man! There is a little thing called Freedom of Speech and even your precious president is not above that. Zuma is a big boy. I'm sure he will survive all the nasty names

  • andrew.arde - 2012-11-15 09:46

    This from the minister of higher education............

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-15 10:19

      Minister of LACK of education

  • SharonE - 2012-11-15 09:46

    And I am sure that you are convinced that only "white South Africans" show their contempt for a president who is not worthy of the position? Why single them out? I have read many comments on here from all races regarding his gross incompetence. You can't outlaw the truth, it will always come out. Think again, Blade, everyone can't be wrong.

  • aphiwe.mayola - 2012-11-15 09:46

    Aargh, this is embarrassing, clearly nisaboyika mos! Oh well.

  • theo.martinez.980 - 2012-11-15 09:46

    Nice one Blade. Give us some more Stalinism and Chinese commie dictatorship. And a communist playing the race card is pretty low and soulless. But then again you are just a little bourgeois commie, loving your red wine and licking Zuma's boots because otherwise you and your meaningless SACP would vanish into thin air. You a really are an anti-democrat at heart. You don't want a strong parliament, you don't like opposition parties, you want a media tribunal, you like the secrecy bill, and now you want a Zuma=God law. Maybe ask for Beijing residency cause you really fit there, where thers is no freedom of any kind. You are just a red dictator.

      marius.a.visser - 2012-11-15 09:56

      Not just a dictator, but a dick!

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-11-15 09:47


  • hennie.buys1 - 2012-11-15 09:47

    Oh so disrespect can only be shown to the President now....I seem to remember certain ANC cadres calling certain party leaders tee ladies, cockroaches etc. If you want to make a law like this then make it applicable to all disrespectful utterances. As far as I'm concerned respect is earned whether you're the president or not....

  • peter.bolze - 2012-11-15 09:48

    RESPECT has to be earned. Zuma is a rotten, corrupt man

  • casskot - 2012-11-15 09:48

    Blade you are a sorry excuse for a minister of higher education. We live in a Democracy u fool. Away with all those communist tendencies.

  • matt.cumming.77 - 2012-11-15 09:48

    for as long as i pay Zuma and that clown, Blade's salary, i will say what i want. Civil Servants work for the taxpayer! The problem is Communists believe in dictatorship and subservience. Most of the educated world has moved on. So should black culture.

  • alan.erwin1 - 2012-11-15 09:48

    You read in the news - I quote - Johannesburg - Public Service Minister Lindiwe Sisulu told DA MP David Maynier to take his "flea-infested body" and sit down after he accused her of wasting public resources, Business Day reported on Wednesday. Now you get this fool shouting this one - don't make me laugh, it's about time respect was shown all round not just when it suits you

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-15 09:48

    Blade, its not the culture but rather the total lack thereof that is the issue. No race of people has a culture called STUPID

  • rasthami.m1 - 2012-11-15 09:49

    Ah man go back to IFP buthelezi would do with people like you who mistake of politicians

  • Staalburger - 2012-11-15 09:49

    Or, make a law that prohibits Zuma from doing stuff that leads to ridicule and insults, then you only have one person to watch.

  • ivan.schoeman.73 - 2012-11-15 09:50

    Blade is such a troll. LOL!

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-15 09:58

      Ivan, spelling mistake it is spelt with a D

  • chris.buchner.12 - 2012-11-15 09:50

    What an idiot even the black communities are against his shower head! Want to know if there is corruption? When a dog protects his owner you can be sure something is happening between the two..

  • jackey.moss - 2012-11-15 09:50

    What communist rubbish is this ??? Law to protect from insults,What happend to freedom of speech ???

  • jeremy.thewasp - 2012-11-15 09:51

    Zuma - you are useless, you are rubbish, you are a criminal, you are a fraudster, you are a thief, you are a sexual pervert, you are dof, you are liar, you are fat with a strange head, you enrich your self and your mates while your voters live in shacks and live in poverty and squallar We have ZERO respect for you! Step Down!

      corrupted.zuma - 2012-11-15 10:08

      Zuma you also a corrupted lying thief stealing from the poor and lying to the world about your corruption and tapes!! No who want to respect that???

  • johan.vanheerden.12 - 2012-11-15 09:51

    How many 'white' insults or cartoons do you see on Mantashe, Mothlanthe, Motsepe......? People like Zuma and Malema earned it. Outlaw the sh*t they are saying and doing

  • kEnt256 - 2012-11-15 09:53

    Its called Freedom of Speech you poc marked SOB. See what I did there? :)

  • klipkop.degroote - 2012-11-15 09:54

    Blade take your flea infested body and sit down.

      gerald.parker.3956 - 2012-11-15 10:00

      No Klipkop it's Flea take your Blade infested body and sit down

      theo.martinez.980 - 2012-11-15 10:10

      flee infested brain

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-11-15 09:54

    Blade my son, you are a complete idiot. Jacob doesn't deserve anyones respect, he is a corrupt useless prat. He just HAPPENS to be our president, but most of us wish he wasn't.

  • sean.odonnell.1466126 - 2012-11-15 09:54

    Even if whites feel your culture is out dated, that is not the problem here. The theft, corruption, mismanagement, nepotism, incompetence, plus, plus, plus.... is the problem and Zuma is under attack by frustrated, angry citizens of all colours, because of his incapacity to put this country ahead of his personal agenda. You, Blade, just choose to see and state it as a white only issue, to sow further discord between whites and blacks. Smart individuals are starting to see through your ANC veil.

      corrupted.zuma - 2012-11-15 10:13

      Blade you are a flea vested racist moron and bafoon? That sounds more like a insult. Now outlaw this comment your dump f@#%235er!

  • Lana Van Der Berg - 2012-11-15 09:54

    the fact that he wants a law passed so we can't point out the mistakes of an ineffectual president speaks volumes, don't you think?

  • Timur Safak - 2012-11-15 09:55

    Zuma is a rotten apple so as all the morons in the anc

  • batboyjh - 2012-11-15 09:55

    Dude, you don't need whites to undermine you, you are doing just fine on your own.

  • andre.brink.982 - 2012-11-15 09:55

    The next one who throws a dart at a picture of comrade Zuma will be end up in jail -- just as in Zim. Eish, where are we going? But it is OK for ANC to call Helen Zille all kinds of names.

  • jon.jones.90663894 - 2012-11-15 09:55

    Disrespect 'isiBhulukuPhansi' Zuma ?. Never !. How can any patriotic law abiding citizen even think of insulting the tsosti-in-chief. After all he is our guest. He lives in the house we paid for -- our house in Nkhandkla !. So we should not insult uMnumzane Showerhead. I mean come on now , how many of you okes have ever managed to steal as much as the Makhulu-scabenga ?.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-11-15 09:55

    Can't get it up, because of whites......this guy spewing hate speech once again..... can't get his department to do the simplest thing, like deliver text books, keep matric papers secret, his party is leeching off the ANC, he can't even decide to retire already, and it is all the white's fault.... agggg shame...... his president is in the centre of the greatest fleecing scenario in the history of South Africa, and his denial points to the fact that Blade is totally in cahoots,..... he can fool his own supporters, the rural under-educated which he is in charge of educating, but he can't or he does not want to, because if they were smarter they would get rid of his hate spewing white inferiority complex riddled face from South African politics..... Blade has become another stumbling block to South Africa National success by his continues wind he lets loose. Retire already, because you will never become president yourself...why the ANC keeps you on is a mystery, your position would be better in the hands of a younger ANC member.

  • Lucky - 2012-11-15 09:55

    the blade and the spear of the's commonly known as freedom of speech and expression, to those who understand "democracy", unlike zoompipe who showed his complete and utter ignorance in parly recently!! can't take the heat then build an f!@#$ing bunker!!!

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-11-15 09:55

    Hey Blade - I think you mean to say "your endless greed and corruption is being undermined by whites". There IS laws against what you and your corrupt cronies do, but unfortunatley you have found ways to put yourselved above the law! Blade - you and your ilk are Traitors to South Africa!

  • luvo.luvos - 2012-11-15 09:56

    Blade has gone very deep inside Zuma's butt its not funny anymore. The irritating thing is that he uses the media platform in support of Zuma to advance his own career motives.

      klipkop.degroote - 2012-11-15 09:57

      that will explain all those spots on his face.

  • Shamzewaduhaha - 2012-11-15 09:56

    All Blade needs is a facial.

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-15 10:36

      He suffers from EDZACKERY Disorder His face and elsewhere look edzakery the same.

  • margaret.brand.12 - 2012-11-15 09:56

    Blade Nzimande are you stupid or just acting stupid to blame the whites again...Even Julius Melema no longer likes Jacob Zuma and has publically said so many times. If Jacob Zuma doesn't respect himself or show respect others,then how can you and others expect us to respect him?

  • Ricardo.m.francisco - 2012-11-15 09:56

    We call South Africa Democratic? and this is coming from our Higher Education and Training Minister! Brilliant!

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-15 09:57

    uguh uguh uguh what a buuguh nasty blunt blade is! Respect is not legislated! Respect is NOT commanded at whim. SO start to earn respect from all citizens all of you scoundrels. Build our Future

  • JohnDough - 2012-11-15 09:57

    I will respect anyone that has the balls to LEAD our country in a decent and proper manner otherwise they can f|_|ck right off, as can you!

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-11-15 09:57

    Take a hike blade.You are inciting violence, no wonder our country is in shambles. A bit concerned that if spearman is ousted you are bound to be next?

  • kingkongVB - 2012-11-15 09:58

    2 weeks zuma droped a lawsuit to uphold freedom of speech now this rackrabet starts talking in his sleep

  • Arno Lotz - 2012-11-15 09:58

    and when an elderly farmer and his wife is brutally kiled,its nothing.anyway,respect dont come by itself,respect must be earned.if you look at the overall situation in this land today,can you be respected?NO,you fart!