Youth Festival 'helped free Egypt'

2011-02-09 09:20

Pretoria - The controversial world youth festival held by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) late last year may have cost R100 million but it "helped to free Egypt".

NYDA chairperson and ANC Youth League vice-chairperson, Andile Lungisa, made this claim in Midrand on Tuesday after Cosatu demanded an audit of the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students.

The NYDA earlier said the festival had cost R72m - considerably less than the R100m that has now been confirmed.

Egyptian revolt

Lungisa said that Egyptian youth who had attended the festival in Pretoria in December, had recently been "at the forefront of the Egyptian revolt".

"I'm not saying we started the protests, but before the festival there were no protests in Egypt.

"After the festival, there were. Draw your own conclusions," Lungisa told the media.

He believes the festival "changed the world's perspective".

He also claimed the festival played a role in the recent protests in Tunisia and the fighting for the separation of South Sudan.

Lungisa couldn't say how many youths from Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan had attended the festival, but had numbers for other countries.

He said there were almost 2 000 Zimbabweans, 242 Cubans and 500 Indian youngsters at the festival.


The NYDA initially said that of the R72m budget, R40m would come from the National Lottery Board, R29m from government and R3m from the Department of Arts and Culture.

The rest of the R100m which has now been made public, included R5.5m from the provinces, R1.8m from the communications department, and R3.2m from registration fees.

The NYDA has not yet received the full amount from the lottery board as the board first wants a full report on how the money was spent.

Lungisa said the report was sent to the board and Collins Chabane, minister in the Presidency, on Tuesday.

Steven Ngubeni, chief executive officer of the NYDA and vice-secretary general of the ANC Youth League, said the NYDA had asked for an audit itself but didn't carry it out due to pressure from Cosatu.

'Misuse of public money'

None of the money for the festival came from the NYDA budget, which is R931m.

Ngubeni earns more than a minister (R1.8m per year), while the NYDA has not yet achieved a single one of its objectives.

DA youth leader, Makashule Gana, on Tuesday called on President Jacob Zuma to suspend the NYDA board: "It is a misuse of public money. This money could have been spent on more necessary priorities than a social extravaganza of the ANC Youth League."

FF+ youth spokesperson, Wouter Wessels, requested an investigation by the public protector.

  • Dave - 2011-02-09 09:25

    Draw my own conclusions? You are an idiot Lungisa

      cancer1983 - 2011-02-09 09:53

      "Post hoc ergo propter hoc" is latin term for "after this, therefore because of this". It's known as a logical fallacy generally believed by idiots. It's the same as says "I brushed my teeth this morning and then my dog died therefore brushing my teeth caused my dog to die". What a moron!

      Dave - 2011-02-09 10:19

      I think this is also an incredible insult to the good people of Egypt, those who have lost their lives and those who continue their struggle.

      Bratt - 2011-02-09 10:25

      You are paying this idiot Lungisa 1.8 million a year!!! I think its time for a revolution right here!

      Thangy - 2011-02-09 10:28

      There was also a flood and fire in Australia, can we attribute that to your farce as well? i think we need our own revolution!

      Jo - 2011-02-09 10:49

      Imagine if this festival had been used to free Zimbabwe - that country right next door to us, the one where youth have to leave in order to find work, the one where youth can't choose another leader. Imagine if the R100 million was used to hold a conference to inspire Zimbabwean youth to take back THEIR country, to call for their dictator to step down NOW. Then 200 000 young Zimbabweans could go back to their homes, find jobs in their own country. This youth league has no interest in what is good for South Africa or the region. They are being driven by some political agenda that leaves a trail of destruction and builds nothing. We need leaders who are strong and smart enough to recognise this and deal with it.

      NewZimBobwe - 2011-02-09 11:11

      What BULLSHIT. Why are the people not protesting in Zimbobwe then for that matter.

      Grant - 2011-02-09 11:13

      This guy is stealing my thunder!! I'm in England, and usually shop at Tescos...but 10 days before the revolution, I decided to shop at SAINSBURY'S. I'm not saying that I caused it, but you can draw your own conclusion from it :)

      Dave - 2011-02-09 11:44

      OK!!! I did a quicj Google search on how to contact the NYDA, and up pops his mail address, so I have mailed him the link to this story..... I hope I have done the right thing.....

      Paul - 2011-02-09 12:18

      please post that mailbox, tried myself - no luck.

      Paul - 2011-02-09 12:21

      NVM , got it , the problem was between the keyboard and the chair.

      Ponkie - 2011-02-09 20:27

      Imagine, if the ANC had wasted even more money on their "Joef festival" even more people might go to heaven just by voting for them...

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-02-09 21:30

      LOL, megalomania is to mild for this guy. He probably believes the moon is made of cheese and that he singlehandedly ended the slavery trade in the 19 century as well. Say hello to South Africa's verown home-grown superhero people..

      john - 2011-02-10 12:12

      FW De Klerk became President of SA just before the fall of the Berlin Wall. The failure of historians to recognise the linkage between these two events does a great injustice to the National Party. President Reagan thought he did it by accelerating the arms race and outspending the Soviet Union. Meanwhile it was nothing more than the time-honoured tradition of 'n boer maak 'n plan.

      Xolani - 2011-02-10 14:09

      Bratt, you really should learn to read properly Andile Lungisa is the chairperson of the board (NYDA) Steven Nguveni is the chief executive officer (NYDA) Its Steven that earns the amount qouted for his role as CEO. Dont be shy if you want me to draw pictures depicting this for you ...

  • wesleywt - 2011-02-09 09:27

    What a freaking moron. Can he give some names perhaps of who attended the joke festival and started the protests? I doubt it.

      Paul - 2011-02-09 09:39

      No he cant, the facts are irrelavent. Dont worry , England and America will fix it. Is it possible that the affirmative people in this country can limit their havoc to within these borders, or are we exporting chaos and anarchy overseas? ANC international - frightening.

      Adam - 2011-02-09 10:50

      Exactly. He doesn't know how many Egyptians were at the festival yet he claims this encouraged them to start a revolution?! This is hilarious

      Warren - 2011-02-09 20:47

      He also cannot give an exact figure of what the NYDA's budget is for TIK. Also, I wonder if he is going to take credit for all the blood that was spilled at these Egyptian protests?

      Picasso - 2011-02-10 10:21

      After the Youth Fest there were world wide floods! Bloody bastards!!

  • Deon - 2011-02-09 09:29

    WTF ????? Idiot !

  • Bratt - 2011-02-09 09:30

    So... we are now unwittingly funding revolutions in other countries?

      Paul - 2011-02-09 09:36

      Oops you beat me to it :)

      Liesbet - 2011-02-09 09:39

      Didn't know we're that generous... Can we make rain too?

      igno - 2011-02-09 10:11

      Yep, with our tax monies, oh no sorry, from the banks they rob!!!!!!!

  • Gwen - 2011-02-09 09:32

    "Lungisa couldn't say how many youths from Egypt, Tunisia and Sudan had attended the festival, but had numbers for other countries." Give us numbers and tell us how you aided in all this happening - then maybe, and there is a very slim chance, I might believe your hogwash.

      DieManVanStander - 2011-02-09 12:50

      1 and his mummy.

      P226 - 2011-02-09 13:26

      can't be his mum, she was with me.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-10 10:16

      @P226 - LOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dr Filemon - 2011-02-09 09:32

    Lungisa, if what you say is true, then send the Egyptians an invoice ofr services rendered you prize chop

      vutbtech - 2011-02-09 11:04

      Ha ha ha ha...Lmao

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-02-09 09:33

    Oh please! Don't try take credit for the Egyptian uprising. What a bunch of bafoons. How stupid do they think we are? You are just trying to cover your ass. Take that R931m and give it as bursaries and funding to the private educational institutions who are equipped and willing to train and produce the skilled workers that this country so desperately needs. Its simple if you don't pay people for results, you will NEVER get any! These guys are just going to carry on pissing it all away!

      Warren - 2011-02-09 20:15

      The question is not how stupid does he think we are, the real question is how stupid does he think the people who actually believe him are... coz trust me, on this issue, you & I are way, way in the minority. The absolute sad thing is it takes a shit load of money to fund stupidity, that's why we are one of the most heavily taxed nations in the world!

  • Brandon96end - 2011-02-09 09:34

    what a load of kak

      Shamwari - 2011-02-09 10:23

      I agree with you... I mean the spending of the money was bad enough, but now these claims that they helped change the world's perspective is total BS... Like what political intelligence and political muscle do these people have to topple a government. Eish what BS is that that they aided the split of Sudan, i grew up with Dr Barnaby Benjamin's children and they have been fighting for the split of Sudan since the early 80's, where was the NYDA then and what does it know about Sudan? eish Lungisa what are 2000 Zimbabweans going to do to topple Bob... They are now all probably on the CIO hitlist. Lungisa must go to the Hague for inciting violence in other countries.

  • Vedder - 2011-02-09 09:34

    What an Idiot!!Please lets vote these people out of power!

  • ji - 2011-02-09 09:34

    and these idiots believe the sh.t they speak ??? go figure

  • foitapoilet - 2011-02-09 09:34

    Its hard to believe that peanuts can actually talk at times. All they did that day was spread aids by kissing strangers. The photo's were disgusting! Looked like two barbel fish sucking each other. a salary of R1.8 along with the free lunches. My cat lying in the sun is more productive than the whole of the ANC put together.

  • GTFO - 2011-02-09 09:35

    you just went full retard...

      arnodk - 2011-02-09 11:12

      Haha, Simple Jack 2 starring the Ancyl

      lmduplessis - 2011-02-09 11:22

      Pants-on-head Retarded.

      pop101 - 2011-02-09 12:14

      You never go full retard: Rainman, Forust Gump not full retard. You, Mr Lungisa, went full retard. Classic GTFO.

      Sean - 2011-02-09 12:32

      Dude, your comment just made my day. LOL

  • ctenes - 2011-02-09 09:35

    yeah Lungisa - must be the tik talking!

  • pumpkinpiecooking - 2011-02-09 09:36

    of course - that makes perfect sense - before the Youth Festival my cousin in Canada was not pregnant and after the Youth Festival she is - thanks NYDA.......

      P226 - 2011-02-09 13:27

      @ saxor. LOL wtf dude.

  • GBES - 2011-02-09 09:37

    My people want services to live like human beings,and these fools hold parties to the tune of millions.Where are the houses,tarred roads,5 million jobs Zuma promised? Stick your youth party where the sun never shines Lungisa! So the festival did not help the 2000 Zimbabweans they entertained? And what happened to the Cuban youth revolt,now that they are at home? These cats spit on the poor masses.

      Cire - 2011-02-09 10:49

      Well said GBES - not make sure you vote DA at the next election.

      Podgette - 2011-02-09 13:33

      GBES, make sure your people vote correctly this time and hopefully their living standard will improve.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-10 10:21

      Yip, I just wish the rest of the country could see it the way you do. Unfotunately they have been brainwashed that the 'struggle' still continues, the struggle to stay on the gravy train as long as possible maybe.

  • Liesbet - 2011-02-09 09:37

    Didn't even bother to read the whole article.... I just cannot believe they actually said this....and they actually believe it!!! They probably think Elvis is alive too....

      lmduplessis - 2011-02-09 11:23

      I only read the headline and almost died of laughter and dark brooding cynicisim about the utter utter self-centered idiocy of these people.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-10 10:22

      Elvis is not alive? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • GT - 2011-02-09 09:37

    When did a thousand become a million and when did a million become a billion. A FRIGGIN BILLION. That is a slot machine paying out R1 coins every second for 27 YEARS

      Wezz - 2011-02-09 09:56

      1,000 million = 1 billion. 100 million is still a lot of money though.

      GT - 2011-02-09 10:29

      I know that Muppet, the budget for the NYDA is a BILLION, for doing f-all.

  • Snoopy88 - 2011-02-09 09:37

    R100m on a communist party is just the start. There is a new bill just been tabled. Check this out. All unemployed people in SA will go into a database. If you want to employ someone you 'they' will provide you with suitable candidates from the database. No headhunting. If you have a job and want to move - resign and go into the database and wait. How long will some people sit there unemployed? Years? Communism is coming whether we like it or not folks... Time to get out because I don't see the economy being able to survive this! 54:29

      Paul - 2011-02-09 09:44

      Hier gaan ons weer. Die ANC is lekker in sy moer in.

      lmduplessis - 2011-02-09 11:24

      And tell them to look at Russia and see what Communisim did for them, what do they do?

      Crispy_Duck - 2011-02-09 14:03

      @lmduplessis: In Russia, communism made a select few EXTREMELY wealthy...that's what our chaps are hoping too!

  • Parko - 2011-02-09 09:37

    Instead of spending 100 million of taxpayers money on Egyptians and Sudanese - how about educating and feeding South Africans first ? If you couldn't figure that out then you really do belong somewhere else

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-09 09:48

      yeah they should be sucking up to the other Bric countries and wangling every trade and investment deal they can. Put your pride in your pockets and get on the damn capitalist boat!! The only way this country is going to pull the poor majority out of their misery is if we encourage economic growth and with it economic development. We need more factories to employ the unskilled people and they had better be productive to global standards. COSATU and their socialist buddies in government are killing our economy! Socialism hasn't worked anywhere else in the world, why would it work here!! Aaaargh.. I get so friggin mad at the sheer stupidity and arrogance!

  • The_Truth - 2011-02-09 09:37

    Now he's going to get a spindoctor to explain to all us "illiterate" people, that this is not what he meant

  • kolobe - 2011-02-09 09:38

    I agree with comrade Lungisa, there were no revolutionary revolts before the people attended the youth conference, if I remember correctly there were about 200 young people from Egypt and this young people are currently in the fore front of the current Egyptian revolt.Zimbabwe is next and it has already started in the capital Harare.they send a strong delegation of 2000 youth here for the party

      Snoopy88 - 2011-02-09 09:41

      And its South Africa's responsibility to spark worldwide revolution to the tune of R100m. Kolobe you know we can't afford that... We need to focus on delivering to our OWN people first!

      Dougalan - 2011-02-09 09:47

      Kolobe, you're an idiot. There were plenty of revolts against Mubarak in previous years, which were quelled. Go and check the history. Finally the head of steam built up again this time. It has NOTHING whatsoever to do with your idiotic money-wasting junket.

      Paul - 2011-02-09 09:48

      Kolobe, please stop thinking , it will cause your brain to explode. Rather go eat sushi , Oom Jan sal betaal. Dankie. Jan van Schalkwyk

      Zeth - 2011-02-09 09:49

      Go play with Julius and eat sushi

      civic - 2011-02-09 09:51

      they're at the forefront of the revolution because they're unemployed and bored of sitting around picking their noses ..... much like the attendees of a certain world youth festival

      Vedder - 2011-02-09 09:54

      Comrade, comrade!!Take your comrade and shove him up your ass as what ever comes out of your mouth is SHYTE!!I mean this is as embarrassing as your Comrade wanting to shut down Twitter!!!

      kingoftomorr - 2011-02-09 09:55

      Please take off the pic of bob marley, he would be so ashemed of the likes of u, sis

      GrimReaper10 - 2011-02-09 09:59

      "there were no revolutionary revolts before the people attended the youth conference" Go check your history. So we South Africans have to waste money so 200 kids can start a revolt in another country? R100,000,000/200 = R500,000 per person. Maybe Egypt will send us one of their pyramids. Maybe one of the smaller ones! SCORE!!!!

      Snys - 2011-02-09 10:01

      They didn't send them here...they have been here for the last 10 years, waiting for one moerse party to come up{fully sponsored)!

      Wezz - 2011-02-09 10:03

      How exactly do you know that the 200 people from Egypt are on the forefront? Back up your statement with proof, please.

      watalife - 2011-02-09 10:04

      @ Kolobe I often hear how dumb people can really be but hell i thought they were joking. You mate must be the prick of the week. i just wonedr if thinking is an optional extra when you going the ANCYL.

      Rolie - 2011-02-09 10:05

      Jislaaik, jy kan kak praat!!!

      April - 2011-02-09 10:49

      Kolobe, I think you just like to put a stick in the pot and stir, because you cannot honestly be such an idiot.

      24newsreader - 2011-02-09 10:49

      You are a horses arse

      Cire - 2011-02-09 10:51

      Kolobe, like Lungisa you inhabit a brain free zone - are all of the members of the ANCYL also idiots?

      cj - 2011-02-09 10:53

      Kolobe, the festival was to promote "anti imperialism". I assume the Zimmo's who were here are not going to revolt against Mugs, but rather support him, because that's his "thing" isn't it ? On the other hand, if, by some strange perversion, the festival actually causes the overthrow of Mad Bob, then the organizers should be given another R 100 Mill as a bonus.

      DW - 2011-02-09 11:19

      Maybe they can repay us by coming back here and starting the revolt in SA. We need it more than they do

      stephanjvv - 2011-02-09 12:52

      So your IQ is also unmeasurable small?

      exocist - 2011-02-09 12:57

      sorry to say this KALOBE,but you must have also benifitted from that waste of money piss up, otherwise you would not have made such stupid remarks, and what revolt has already started in Harare please enlighten us

      Wonderboy - 2011-02-09 13:00

      How many South African youths attended and when can we expect the revolution here to topple the ANC?

      P226 - 2011-02-09 13:29

      @ kolobe. "as I remember correctly", you like pulling statistics out of your arse. funny, must be huge because all your kak ideas and your head fits in there. Do us all a favour and hang yourself with a free tshirt.

      Dave - 2011-02-09 13:37

      @Mgayi...I happen to know that your IQ is unquestionably large, so it definitely cannot be you

      Juggernaut - 2011-02-09 13:41

      Please grow a brain!!!!Yes grow one because clearly there is fuck-all upstairs. Eat beetroot, onions and ummm maybe carots, if it can cure AIDS it can grow you a new brain.

      Dewet - 2011-02-09 14:51

      @Mgayi I can see from your facebook profile you like Ferris Bueller's day off. The story goes about Ferris Bueller taking a day off from school. Judging by that you must loooove the honorable, distinguishable, comrade Zumaaaa in his leopard skin underpants, cause he took like a whole 7 years off from school "Jacob Zuma's seven years off"... eish, that movie, it would be so funny he? And then we could have the ANC takes 17 years off as the sequel. All the potholes, power bills, Selebi, Juliaaas, beetroot heals aids would be soo funny. Or not

      Mgayi - 2011-02-10 10:02

      @Dewet , it's pity my posting in response to yours was removed . . . . but it's all good.

      Other Justin - 2011-02-10 10:27

      HA! You win the prize for the first gullible clown to believe any bullsh1te that comes out of the useless Lungisa's hole in his head. Congratulations! VIVA AMAUSELESS VIVA!

      Dewet - 2011-02-10 13:17

      @Mgayi I'm sure it wasn't complimentary- just like my post. I have decided to try and refrain from posting anything and try to be more positive about this country. It just really frustrates me as I feel we are not fixing the stuff that matters: education/infrastructure/small business (job creation)/ racial tension etc. Really tired of all the issues as is everyone else. And my honest opinion is that the current government is not doing it. I don't care if it's an ANC government that performs and addresses issues better, as long as they start doing it. Current leadership has nothing on Mandela, not even close. No-one expects a miracle, but some expect better than what we currently have. I'm sure that is not such a huge crime. And why defend a group of leaders that make mistake after mistake? Where is the logic in that? Anyway, no more negative postings- I'm seriously done

      GTFO - 2011-02-10 13:31

      Kols my friend...YOU just went full reatrd.

      Mgayi - 2011-02-10 17:09

      @Dewet , "I have decided to try and refrain from posting anything and try to be more positive about this country" Good on you for taking the road less travelled

      LawoftheJung - 2011-02-11 07:20

      Indeed kolobe, The “REVOLUTIONARY REVOLT” that will follow will be the overthrow of the ANC, the ANCYL and their astroturfing agents like you. Enjoy your fleeting presence – the end is drawings closer for you and your parasite comrades.

  • Styvies - 2011-02-09 09:38

    Get over yourselfs...Really. if you want to take responsibility for the unrest, you take responsiblty for all of it. The 100s dead and 1000s injured? Your fault. The money the Egyptian economy is losing every day of the unrest? Your fault. As much as things need to change in north africa,there is no reason to start patting yourself on the back. Taking credit for an uprising in a sovereign state? The arrogance of this lot is astounding!!

      lmduplessis - 2011-02-09 11:29

      Perhaps we can convince the New Egyptian goverment (if/when it occurs) to take the costs of this whole ordeal out of the NYDL budget.

  • Brownskin - 2011-02-09 09:38

    How the hell did you free Egypt, you have not make a single statement to(the media) show your support to the people of Egypt since the protests, now you come to us with this bullkak. maybe you paid for the sushi party..

  • Zeth - 2011-02-09 09:44

    Vote DA!!!

  • THX1148 - 2011-02-09 09:45

    We had torrential rain before the festival and that seems to have stopped now. Draw your own conclusions.

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-02-09 09:47

    I am certain Lungisa would take credit for the Fall of the Berlin Wall if he could....

      Cire - 2011-02-09 10:54

      Absolutely NOT - Lungisa would see the collapse of the imperial communist Russian empire as a conspiracy of the CIA, American imperialism, British colonialism, Boer oppression, and so on. The ANCYL are not happy that the baas in Moscow is no longer around to lead them by the nose.

      Speedy.zn - 2011-02-09 11:56

      its apartheid's fault the Berlin wall was knocked down

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-02-09 12:16

      @Speedyzn - No, I believe the fall of the Berlin Wall can be blamed on the Tjatjarag Imperialists who have no damn respect for revolutionary structures like the Berlin know the bastads & bloody agents from the West - well them. I think the flooding & dismal weather patterns in the Southern Hemisphere can without doubt be blamed on apartheid.

      Wonderboy - 2011-02-09 13:03

      Apartheid was dead before the conference and it is still dead after the conference, therefore the conference did not achieve anything.

  • Rob - 2011-02-09 09:48

    HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! "You draw your own conclusions" I almost fell of my chair laughing at this...

  • Dylan - 2011-02-09 09:48

    The only riots that this festival has started, is the one that we should be taking up against the ANC and its Youth League protege. Every F@#KING time they spend millions and all that happens is nothing. We don't even have a government that tortures and arrests bloggers, but we are the ones who sit at home, wiping our arses with 2 ply toilet paper and commenting on news24. How about the country grows a pair and we start to question why millions, that could've fixed every school in our country and raised teacher's salary, is being spent on some little doos and his 'delegates' lunches and dinners. Lunches and dinners that could've fed the ones who need it. I've had enough. Let's get the Tunisia, egypt youth down (for real this time) and maybe they can teach us something.

  • 5W + H - 2011-02-09 09:48

    Yes right Mr Lungisa. Can you please provide the stats regarding the attendees from Egypt & Tunisia? Secondly, what good resulted out of this festival for our own youth - the South African Youth? How does the R100m and the protests in North Africa help South Africa's Youth. It's a joke! You should get your priorities straightend....!!!

      Kiepies - 2011-02-09 10:03

      Only a full belly to go home with assurance that God Zuma will provide with stolen money from taxpayers and European countries which will be written off because whatever monies we received from European countries will just disappear in the now well-know bottomless pit or shall I say pockets of our GHASTLY and CORRUPT monkey government....

  • kingoftomorr - 2011-02-09 09:49

    Is this idiot trying to lay claim to anything that happens after the youth fest for the next god knows how many years. I FEEL LIKE IM TAKING CRAZY PILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike - 2011-02-09 09:49

    What a lot of 'crap' but then they need to find some excuse for wasting all that money

  • GrimReaper10 - 2011-02-09 09:51

    They didn’t even know how many Egyptians...Did they also solve world hunger and created world peace, but didn’t bother telling anyone?

  • Ivan - 2011-02-09 09:52

    Typical ANC strategy. Everytime they stuff things up they deflect attention by coming up some lamebrain comment. Spent R 100 mil on a party - "Eish , but we started a revolution somewhere" Threatening voters with hell if they dont vote ANC - "Eish, I dont understand the issue" Honestly, I can't understand how people can still vote for these guys. Their spin doctors need spin doctors. There's not a single positive thought or action coming from the ANC. They are constantly on the back foot defending their idiocy. They are too busy with damage control to govern effectively. GET RID OF THESE IDIOTS BEFORE THEIR LUNACY RUINS US ALL!!!!

      lmduplessis - 2011-02-09 11:33

      But then we'd all go to hell, where there wouldn't be any festivals/parties for the youth!

  • Jannie Loper - 2011-02-09 09:53

    It is common knowledge that the happenings in Tunisia sparked the Egyptian uprising. That festival was a hell hole, I want the government to stop wasting my money.

  • haynes.sp - 2011-02-09 09:53

    I actually burst out laughing when I read that headline. But I'll probably end up weeping because some people may even believe Lungisa.

  • IDevi - 2011-02-09 09:54

    And here some of us were thinking that Jackson's statement yesterday was the dumbest thing we'd ever heard - that those who were alarmed by the recent 'heaven' statements are just fueled by jealousy because they didn't think of it themselves. Amazingly, just a day later, along comes Lungisa who manages to out-moron them all. Brilliant!

      Dave - 2011-02-09 10:42

      Well, it should prove a point to any of us who have said..."Thats just the dumbest thing I have ever heard"....cause tomorrow, eish, its another day

      lmduplessis - 2011-02-09 11:34

      At this rate, the average ANC spokesperson should be careful about scratching his own head, as he/she is in danger of rupturing the integrity of his scull and imploding his head into the utter utter vaccuum where his/her brain should be.

  • daaivark - 2011-02-09 09:54

    HA HA HZ HA HA HA "helped to free Egypt"..... OMG. Floyd, at least you get marks for audacity.

      Lauren - 2011-02-09 10:32

      Who is Floyd in all of this?

      daaivark - 2011-02-09 10:34

      Sorry Floyd, I meant Lungisa.... but please, it's easy to confuse you two.

  • Emil Kirstein - 2011-02-09 09:56

    I don't know who did the accounting, but to me the figure seems ROUNDED DOWN.

  • - 2011-02-09 09:57

    How come NYDA could not do it in Zimbabwe ??

      lmduplessis - 2011-02-09 11:36

      Because then they'd be doing it to their buddies in Zanu-country Also, america america america DAMAMERICA RAAARWGH has interests in Egypt, and you know how frothed-mouthed these people can get about anything related to america (except of course all the blig stuff that comes from america)

  • pointblankza - 2011-02-09 09:57

    This is yet another opportunity for the ANCYL to claim what is not theirs. This is typical of the ANCYL to say they had a hand in this. A useless organizsation if ever there was one. They a bunch of money grabbing, gravvy train riding morons. The NYDA is made entirely of ANCYL SENIOR members, as if they don't get enough money now they sitr on the board of the NYDA... please man, if they not a bunch of self enriching peasants then I don't know what.

  • Kiepies - 2011-02-09 09:57


      LogicBomb - 2011-02-09 15:37

      Follow your own advice and wake up to the fact that it is very rude to type with caps lock on. QUIT SHOUTING!

  • Homer - 2011-02-09 09:59

    I believe that the Egypt protest was a result of the joke festival. The ANCYL certainly are masters at sparking violent protests. Yep the festival is certainly responsible for bringing war were there is peace.

  • kungfupanda - 2011-02-09 09:59

    "I'm not saying we started the protests, but before the festival there were no protests in Egypt. LOL

      Madelane - 2011-02-09 10:05

      The day after I went into town the protests started....I really did not realise my power!!!!

  • Hinkey - 2011-02-09 10:02

    If anybody needed a reason why you shouldn't waste you money on the Lotto, here it is staring you right in the face.

  • robertgunning - 2011-02-09 10:03

    Before I was born, there were no cellphones, after I was born, there were. Draw your own conclusions.

      Jeremy - 2011-02-09 10:15

      you're a cellphone? :P

      Lauren - 2011-02-09 10:33


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  • Madelane - 2011-02-09 10:04

    Oh what crap!!!!

  • Alfred - 2011-02-09 10:05

    So the ANC will take credit for a revolution starting in a country thousands of miles away but won't claim the epic balls up that is the Jo'burg billing system? Then again, they are pretty good at throwing stones and burning stuff down.

  • Xena - 2011-02-09 10:06

    These idiots are delusional!!! But then again, Zooma is God, so maybe his ANCYL disciples are angels that can make these things happen!! I would LOVE to know the reactions of the Egyptian, Sudanese & Tunisian Activists to these absurd claims!!

  • scud - 2011-02-09 10:09

    I have a 3 year old grandson who is more mature,more intelligent and more eloquent than the morons who concocted this nonsense.

  • igno - 2011-02-09 10:09

    As if these sheep do some good after messing SA's youth up!!!!!!!!!, they cannot even spell properly...