ANC bodies round on FNB over 'disrespect'

2013-01-21 22:24

Johannesburg - The FNB "You Can Help Campaign" is an attack on the ruling party and its leadership, the ANC said on Monday.

"The African National Congress is appalled by First National Bank (FNB) advertisements in which the ANC, its leadership and government, is under attack on an commercial masqueraded as youth views," said spokesperson Jackson Mthembu.

"What is of concern to the ANC is that the advert content is undisguised political statement that makes random and untested accusations against our government in the name of discourse."

The ANC said the bank should not use children to make political statements in a manner disrespectful to elders that disregarded sacrifices made in the 18 years of democratic government.

The FNB campaign features children reading their hopes for the country.

One of the children reads: "The challenges before us cannot be solved by money, petty politics, protests or violence. All the great things we've done, we've done by helping each other."

Mthembu said it was evident from the advert that the views presented had been "engineered and doctored".

He said the ANC leadership would engage FNB management to seek a better understanding of the advertisement and its intended objectives.

There was mixed reaction from political parties on Monday on the "You Can Help Campaign".

The ANC Youth League called the campaign "treacherous".

"FNB, in an obviously lame attempt to recreate an Arab Spring of some sort in South Africa, uses children to make unproven claims of a 'government rife with corruption'," spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said in a statement.


The Democratic Alliance said the ANC and its Youth League's objections were reminiscent of apartheid censorship.

"One can only surmise that the ANC felt threatened by the school girl’s references to greed, corruption, crime and illiteracy," DA national spokesperson Mmusi Maimane said in a statement.

Maimane thought the advert was inspirational and positive.

The SA Communist Party said the advert was a "regime change" agitation.

"The SACP strongly condemns this action as highly irresponsible, reckless and unbecoming of any institution calling itself a bank," spokesperson Malesela Maleka said in a statement.

FNB said it never intended to attack government or the ANC, but to call on South Africans to help create a better country.

"The allegations of treason are particularly tasteless and we strongly deny that FNB has acted in any manner which gives rise to such malicious allegations," FNB said.

The ANC Women's League (ANCWL) demanded an apology from FNB.

"We are pleased FNB acted swiftly once the advertisements' offensive natures were highlighted.

"However we further demand an apology as well as an explanation from FNB, more especially for the most offensive video clip, where the president of the women’s league was said to be without brains," said spokesperson Troy Martens.

"President Angie Motshekga is a highly educated woman who has lectured at a University level and holds a number of degrees related to education. To have a school child slur scripted insults over an international platform is unacceptable and FNB should be ashamed of themselves."

She said it was insulting for a child to be seen reading a script insulting an elder.

  • Vishen - 2013-01-21 22:29

    The truth hurts!!!

      annman - 2013-01-21 22:40

      You EARN respect! It cannot be demanded. FEAR is the emotion you can command through a demand! It's clear you and your alliance partners want civil society to fear you. You are no longer the custondians of democracy. You pretend to own this nation, own Africanism, own black consciousness, own sole progressive intellectualism, own sole new South African morality. You DON'T own us! Get real ANC, you're digging your grave, because South Africa will always come out tops. We took Apartheid down because they tried to own South Africans, mark my words, you're next. The oppressed are fast becoming the oppressor; worst of all, you claim moral hegemony with your hands dripping with the spoils of feeding off the money (and electoral blackmail) of the poor.

      peter.krummeck.3 - 2013-01-21 22:41

      Congratulations! At last one of our major financial institutions has the guts to tell it like it is! FNB leads where the ANC should follow. Long-live FNB! Long-live!

      SaniGhana - 2013-01-21 22:43

      These anc snakes hate to hear the truth about themself, I feel the same as this young girl and there are many black people who also feel this way

      Flippncool - 2013-01-21 22:44

      With all the hoohaa they're making of the advert, methinks them to have a guilty conscience.

      christelle.theron.3 - 2013-01-21 22:46

      And not so long ago the FNB was THE bank standing behind the ANC......

      peter.krummeck.3 - 2013-01-21 22:55

      Yes, the truth hurts. What critics of the heart-breaking FNB ad hate most is that it strips the ANC of its veneer of lies and reveals the truth about what the ruling party has become: a cruel and careless bully.

      laings.corner - 2013-01-21 22:57

      This was a truly inspiring clip, we need MORE of this kind of thing to build and heal our nation. What kind of brainless barbaric government would criticise something like this. Our power drunk colour obsessed government should catch a serious wake up !!!

      motho.batho.98 - 2013-01-21 22:58

      What truth?

      fourhundredkg.bobbejaan - 2013-01-21 23:03

      Suddenly I feel proud to be an FNB customer. Somehow I never thought I'd say that about a bank!

      debduplessis - 2013-01-21 23:11

      Respect is earned not demanded... we seriously need an adult party to govern the adults in this country - we dont need spoilt crying dictating babies to "lead" us

      rowan.clark.10 - 2013-01-21 23:24

      They chased after the country like a dog chases a car but when the car stopped and the the dog bit the car tyre the car never moved and then the dog realised with that silly look he was only the chaser (or the revolutionary ).The truth is the country or car is driven by the people inside . And I believe we all need to be spoken for by our leader which is not happening and is suddenly a loud noise come pre election .If u are a leader like a bantam hen and u have 10 eggs then spread those wings and cover all 10 eggs don't leave halve out in the cold .Because your broods will keep getting smaller and weaker .Treat your chickens the same those that hatched first will be stronger the ones that hatched last are weaker but with time catch up.Another thing is a bantam hen protects all her chickens fearlessly .

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-01-21 23:29

      Disrespect!!!!!!!! They disrespect our intelligence.........and once again the spin doctors weave their magic.............

      thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2013-01-22 00:29

      I am moving all my accounts to FNB!

      jesibelle.krueger - 2013-01-22 01:38

      Bhwaaa, ha, ha, ha,ha..!!! OMG - Angie Motshekga is a "highly educated" person... G0D HELP US..!! She holds nothing more than mediocre qualifications - eg a Bachelor of Arts from University of the North (hardly a comparison to Harvard), B.Sc. Ed (did not know Wits even had such a major - would it not require a 'collaboration' between faculties - VERY SUSPECT; in any event, hardly a B.Sc. in Engineering or alike) and a M.Sc in Education, again from Wits - what can I say.., hardly a high-end professional qualification. But this is exactly what I have said before: Mediocrity has become the new excellence (since Polokwane 2007). The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Oprah Winfrey, Ilana Mercer, **Pastor Manning, a plethora of black academics and inetllectuals (eg Prof Jansen, Dr Mamphela Ramphele, A/Bish Tutu, Moeletsi Mbeki, etc), people inside the ANC - eg Trevor Manual, Dr Pallo Jordan, Kgalema Motlanthe, etc, another bank - viz Nedbank, even the Reserve Bank in a subtle manner, have all at some point said the same thing, as what is being said in the FNB "add" - why not attack all of them as well..? The "add" never even remotely mentioned a political party - why is the ANC (and its feckless lackeys) the only political entity that responds and responds so vehemently..??? But the ANC is like an alcoholic - it never admits it has a problem..! ** Here is what Pastor Manning had to say about South Africa:

      dewaldmontgomery - 2013-01-22 05:00

      VAT SO you pathetic yellow green and black brigade! It's high time business in this country reveal their true colours (of the flag, that is). Business all over the world support certain political parties because they create favourable environments for business, or despise them because they don't. I hope all the other banks follow. And I hope more businesses come clean that they don't support the ANC (except those morons who benefit from ANC banquets, dinners, parties etc. alike). And to the ANC and its everstruggling supporters: We're in the 21st century. Deal with it. YOU chose freedom of speach. YOU deal with it. There isn't some Afrodictohyponepocratic version of freedom of speach where everything goes AS LONG AS the ANC approves of it. It's all, or nothing. Go ask your Chinese masters. (They are your masters, aren't they, why else would you blast Israel for the Palestine issue, but not China for the Nepalese issue?) To all the non-ANC supporters on here, have a wonderful day, and to the ANC supporters, enjoy it while it lasts. Because 21st century politics is catching up with you.

      brandon.mccutcheon.56 - 2013-01-22 05:03

      Um, the student never mentioned any political party. The only thing she mentioned that could have hit a nerve was the word 'greed'. Admission by reaction.

      Chris - 2013-01-22 05:15

      fnb will not get an invite to breakfast !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      mattewis.kat - 2013-01-22 06:36

      You said it! An organisation led by a man with 5 wives and a notion that a shower can wash off AIDS shouldn't have the word leadership in his vocabulary! Unfortunately to "help create a better country" you have no choice but to attack the current leadership! They are no more than a horde of plundering looters, and the description of "rife with corruption" is an understatement of their value system!

      christiana.vespucci - 2013-01-22 06:54

      So. The fact that the ANC is so hyped up about this only says one thing. They know they are failing miserably. And yes it does hurt. Instead of seeing a nation bonding. We seeing a nation beig polarize. And sadly that's what the ANC wants. They don't what to help "build" each other up.cause then they won't be able to draw the "race card" and "apartheid card". Shame the whole lot in the ANC including their suppoorters is mental!!

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2013-01-22 06:57

      The world know now the truth about the ANC! Corrupted thief's!

      fly.onthewall.54 - 2013-01-22 07:07

      The scary thing is FNB has to remove the adverts in order to protect the children from the ANC. Now that's scary!!!

      tc.convulvulous - 2013-01-22 07:16

      Yip! Well done FNB. During the Apartheid days you also took a stance and stood by it!

      tina.schilling1 - 2013-01-22 07:19

      @Annman and Rowna.clark.10 - your words capture the essence of what ails and hurts this is the rot at the root of our rainbow tree...the leaves may die one by one as the rot fails to nurture, but the seeds fallen grow a stronger tree....

      tracy.musto.7 - 2013-01-22 07:25

      How can anyone in their right minds (maybe that's the problem) find fault with what this young girl has said? Isn't this what we should ALL strive for? Shouldn't this be our goal as a nation? I think the only disrespect being shown is from those who do NOT have this as a goal. Is the whole reaction to this due to their own guilty consciousnesses? As Vishen said - The truth hurts. Maybe before the ANC, the Youth League and all those who are attacking FNB should look inside themselves and inside their own organisation and see what their true goals are. Are they building a nation or breaking it down? I think we all know the answer to that.

      robespear - 2013-01-22 07:46

      Tweet says it all: #ANC suppresses public debate! Criticizing them either constitutes treason (#FNB), or its unAfrican (@LindiMazibuko), or racism...*sigh*

      gideon.walt - 2013-01-22 07:57

      Love it!! FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Say what you do and do what you say!

      ThandoGqabaza - 2013-01-22 08:09

      Viva FNB , the true patriots of this land

      Alien42063 - 2013-01-22 08:11

      Let me rephrase my statement, I LOVE the ad and think FNB should stick with it. But what I don't like is if they retract their campaign due to ANC Pressure!

      jannie.beirowski - 2013-01-22 08:39

      "random and untested accusations against our government in the name of discourse." Disrespectful of elders? Do they also want to hide every accusation like the Arms Deal is being hidden by the Seriti commission? As long as no-one talks about it, it did not happen? Respect is earned by how truthful you can set an example and all that the "elders" are showing is how to steal, lie and rob and how to be disrespectful towards the voters.

      Eterni80 - 2013-01-22 10:06

      the cANCer has lots to hide - so they have lots to fear fear makes you paranoid and act like a 14 year old just starting puberty

      crystal.core.5 - 2013-01-22 12:02

      A message to Jacob Zuma, Jackson Mthembu, Khusela Sangoni-Khawe, Troy Martens, Angie Motshekga, the ANCWL and their little youth brigade: to quote a friend " today a Seventeen year old girl demonstrated more leadership, wisdom and humanity in one pea for change than we've seen from any ANC, ANCWL or it's youth brigade 'leaders' over the previous decade. This is a message of hope for the future: congratulations on your courage Kelly Baloyi and FNB!" ...and Angie: "To have a school child slur scripted insults over an international platform is unacceptable" were you referring to Baloyi or Zuma?

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-22 12:54

      @motho - the truth that you choose to ignore

      jmlongwe - 2013-01-22 12:58

      OMG i was expecting some hectic footage after all this hype, then i watch the ad and viola, nothing, a waste of my time. ANC is too sensitive and this is coming from a black man.

      kent.paulsen.79 - 2013-01-22 14:28

      @ malema. Do not touch me on my station, you sound like your twin brother

  • gary.desousa.5 - 2013-01-21 22:30

    Once again anything that highlights and reminds the current gov of its failings and shortcommings is slated as anti sa which is so patently wrong.

  • supmysupmy - 2013-01-21 22:31


      p.borchard - 2013-01-22 11:38

      I have just watched the video clip of the ad and am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. This is such a heartfelt plea for our government to mend their ways, but instead, they act like brats again (no surprise there) and throw their toys around. I would love to know if the speach was actually written by the student, picked up by FNB for it' amazing message. Whichever way, it echoes the sentimens of anyone who have ever cared for this great country and ALL it's citizens. ANC, G R O W UP !!!!!!! FACE THE MUSIC - YOU HAVE BUGGRED UP OUR COUNTRY.

  • ben.small.98 - 2013-01-21 22:31

    Admission of guild by the government?

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2013-01-21 22:43

      Seeing as no mention is made of any person and no reference to any political party during the course of the ad.... All I can say to the ANC and its bedbuddies is: IF THE SHOE FITS, THEN, BY ALL MEANS, PUT IT ON!!

  • khumbudzo.budeli - 2013-01-21 22:33

    Ooohh wow. Ouch truth hurts neh.

  • brolloks.enbittergal - 2013-01-21 22:35

    Definition of implode verb collapse or cause to collapse violently inwards Oxford Dictionary

  • ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-21 22:35

    These guys the more the milk us is the more they feel as the untouchables who the hell do they think they are,the omnipotents.

  • geronimo.feather - 2013-01-21 22:36

    This ad wouldn't be acceptable in China. If this was China, the board of directors of the bank would be hauled into the street, blindfolded and shot by firing squad. Are we becoming like China? Are our leaders becoming too sensitive to criticism? Why are they denouncing free speech? What is the next step in this mounting criticism by the government of the press and commercial entities? Apartheid style government suppression? Dictatorship? Tyranny?...... WE ARE NOT CHINA!

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-21 23:04

      The message, the wish, the ideals this advert conveys, are a very civilised way of communicating a deeply entrenched and seemingly never-ending problem. It seems that ANC Bodies (corpses) would prefer to see more riots, arson, dead and mutilated, than accept that their very policies, processes, procedures, laws are being implemented. It would seem that using 21st century communication methods is yet another one of the alien tendencies they are so desperate to eradicate.

      joyce.roper.35 - 2013-01-22 06:55

      WE ARE NOT CHINA! oh but we are dear ...softly softly

      jeremy002 - 2013-01-22 07:50

      If we were China, the majority of the ANC/Government leadership plus a huge number of lesser officials in the provinces would have been removed from office and executed. That is how they deal with large scale fraud and corruption. Fact.

  • danie.rossouw2 - 2013-01-21 22:38

    Dear ANC. You can only bullsh#* half the people half the time. Please take note that your lies and deception is being exposed more and more daily.

      Notrax123 - 2013-01-22 01:56

      They have been bullsh#*ng for so long they are blinded to the truth, actualy only seeing and believing their own bullsh#*

      miller.duncans - 2013-01-22 07:21

      And as has been said on a few occasions "there is nothing to explain". ANC must take it as they give it

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2013-01-22 08:26

      clive, I think the wheel is turning, it's no longer 60% of the people, the writing is on the wall, this bunch of thieves that call themselves a political party are losing support by the day, this ANC thought they could run SA like Mugabe runs Zim, well the good people of this country are not going to let that happen, I need to put my sunglasses on the future is looking very bright.

  • chere.nienaber - 2013-01-21 22:38

    Now once again (referring to the painting of Zuma)... If it wasn't highlighted to the whole country, would we have even known about this?

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-21 22:39

    Aha! From Alien Tendencies to Disrespect. How we do try keep two feet in different worlds. Come out fighting. Like real men. Prove that advert wrong. Not the sponsor. The advert.

  • caine.abel.75 - 2013-01-21 22:39

    Please prove this girl wrong Anc .......evidently everything she says rings a bell

  • - 2013-01-21 22:43

    The truth hurts and FNB is acting on their rights. Freedom of Speech is part of democracy. The youth will not be fooled by the government and soon the ANC will lose their power because the young people will be the next voters.

  • Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-21 22:44

    The children is our future and there voices and concerns must come out, they got the freedom of speech, one of these youths will one day become our leader and when that day comes I hope he or she will kick the ANC's asses like the DA is kicking there ass

      lwazi.mthi - 2013-01-21 22:53

      Ok let's start with a basic English lesson its *their not it. Great :). And by 'kicking *their asses' do you mean playing the watchdogs because they're sure doing a great job( all sarcasm included). Maybe if the DA focused on service delivery not only in Cape Town but in Khayelitsha then I'd agree with you. So how's about we leave opinions and focus on facts. Until you can bring facts please kindly _/ have a seat :)

      abdulbaith.sayegh - 2013-01-21 23:29

      lwazi.mthi, basic English is what your ANC leaders need. There's more than enough service delivery in Khayelitsha, problem is your kind believes that everything must be given to you on a gold plate without doing a simple thing to better your own circumstances. The only thing you are very good at is destroying. Just because MPlain use their democratic right to vote useless people out of power and not demanding people out of power by protesting violently and destroying infrastructure like your kind in Khayelitsha doesn't mean there aren't problems. You idiots vote the ANC into power, just to protest violently a few weeks after the polls against the same government that you've voted into power, bunch of idiotic pathetic fools!

      ronald.stilianou - 2013-01-21 23:31

      Iwazi, here's a fact: You are an idiot!

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-01-21 23:35

      Another desperate cheerleading groupie clamoring for presidential favors....................

      roiyen - 2013-01-21 23:41

      LOL so true Abdul, I couldn't agree more.

      bruce.mills.100 - 2013-01-22 06:52

      @lwazi.mthi. Ok, you want facts do you? The only reason the highest number of service delivery protests occurred in the Western Cape last year was due to the massive influx of people seeking an administration that WORKS? Newly created informal settlements do not qualify for basic services until certain legislative processes have been followed. Get YOUR facts straight!

      jannie.beirowski - 2013-01-22 08:59

      Iwazi. Looking at your favourite quote on your profile and the poor spelling thereof, I do not see how you can recognise a language error. You are insulting the Vryburg school from which you "graduated" by displaying such poor results of the education they gave you.

      msophiasharp - 2013-01-22 11:18

      @lwazi.mthi and what about the most famous one of all COME AGAIN!! instead of 'can you please repeat it' LOLLLLLLLL.....

  • russellblack.cowan - 2013-01-21 22:45

    Mabye if you fixed the problems of crime,corrupton and greed, this advert would not have been made.

  • nanivintage.ngoasheng - 2013-01-21 22:46

    Next Thing ANC will be telling the Citizens to Boycott FNB haha

      nevergrowupgirl - 2013-01-22 00:39

      They have apparently threatened boycott already... If the views of children offend the leaders, it means something has gone terribly wrong. Not that we haven't known it for a while... Besides, the views are those of the children, FNB simply supplied a medium for the rest of the country to hear how they feel. The ANC is acting like a scared cat now. All puffy tail and back hair standing up. Caught by surprise if you ask me. They thought they had the children in the bag...

      anne.somerville - 2013-01-22 01:23

      Don't buy FNB don't buy !!!! Hahahahaha

      lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2013-01-22 07:23

      I love my bank!

      ed.gutsche - 2013-01-22 08:10

      showerhead cant boycott FNB cos they gave him his first bond on nkandla:)

  • elsbeth.verhoeven - 2013-01-21 22:46


  • cujimmy.okpall - 2013-01-21 22:49

    Now the ANCYL don't want to listen to what the children want. Have you forgotten what FNB did for Zuma, it gave him a loan to start building his palace before the Arms Bribe money arrived, now you turn on them!

  • BulletProof. - 2013-01-21 22:50

    Democracy is finished in this country!!!!!!

  • charl.e.visser.1 - 2013-01-21 22:52

    how can anyone vote for the ANC????

      Bob - 2013-01-22 00:16

      Some people will do anything for free KFC StreetWise and free T Shirts.

  • dee.bone.39 - 2013-01-21 22:52

    growing up I thought apartheid would never end and we would die without being liberated. Now I fear I will die without my country being liberated from the monster which is the ANC. How can my countrymen use the vote that so many of our comrades died for and just give it to this band of thieves and anarchists, for them their is no law, no dignity, no respect. Just wave upon wave of violation against the people of this beautiful country. foreigners like the Guptas have come in to strip us bare and will leave when the feeding frenzy is over. And yet we have the choice to stop the monster but opt not to by voting for the monster over and over again. Cry the beloved country.

  • ann.soprano.9 - 2013-01-21 22:54

    The ANC "doth protest too much". If the leaders of the ANC spent as much time doing their jobs as they do on crying foul at any perceived criticism, the country and the people would benefit but unfortunately their performance is mediocre which will result in a mediocre country. What a crying shame.

  • andreaclev - 2013-01-21 22:54

    Good for FNB! No one else is brave enough to say something so powerful with great intentions behind it. ANC needs to stand up and stop running away from criticism, rather learn from it and turn RSA into the country it deserves to be.

  • ACvanNiekerk - 2013-01-21 22:56

    The truth huts doesn't it?

  • tim.gordon.5011516 - 2013-01-21 22:57

    We the ANC, are committed to freedom of speech . . . . NOT

  • Watkykj - 2013-01-21 22:59

    Can't handle some constructive criticism ANC....Just like spoilt little kids you guys are. It's a democracy you fool's, its called freedom of speech. Just cause u can't fo ur jobs properly ANC, don't b upset people point out how useless u are!

  • patrick.mettle.7 - 2013-01-21 23:02

    Has the ANC and all other lapdogs missed the message? Is anthing said untrue? Any lies being told? Any perception created that does not already exist? Instead of trying to kill the messemger, how about facing the issues spoken about? Instead of threatening your countrymen how about engaging them and explaining why the message is wrong? Why are you so scared of the truth? Afraid to acknowlede your failures? Can't blame anyone else? Shame on the ANC and their lapdogs.

  • martin.brink.965 - 2013-01-21 23:03

    Start of our African Spring? Please let it be so....

      sally.lewitt - 2013-01-21 23:08

      Just think, no winter!

  • lindah.mthanti - 2013-01-21 23:04

    didn't Zuma say ANC will rule until Jesus come back, get this into minds.

      Notrax123 - 2013-01-22 02:45

      The ANC will rule till Jesus comes back, er rather saying "We are safe until judged by the almighty...... then we see our g*t. Arrogance unbounded I'd say.

      MJS1234 - 2013-01-22 07:17

      He also promised a better future for all, I am starting to think he lies a lot!

      ed.gutsche - 2013-01-22 08:19

      i dont think that linda is arguing in favour of the ANC. she is saying that if the ANC thinks that they will rule until jesus comes back, then how can they be worried about a silly clip???

      lindah.mthanti - 2013-01-22 08:47

      ed.gut....I am he(feeling insulted) Linda is 4 males in Zulu.

      Fishlus - 2013-01-22 08:50

      @lindah.mthanti - you still do not get it do you! Zuma was born a liar and will die a liar. If you want to believe one of the great decievers then shame on you. There is a saying 'Fool me once then shame on you, fool me twice then shame on me'

      jannie.beirowski - 2013-01-22 09:16

      Anyone who quotes anything said by Zum Zum is showing that their level of intelect is even lower than his. Remember, you will not be sitting down at the Pearly Gates to be tested for entrance-rights, your entrance-rights will be based on all the "projects" you completed and the "friends"you mix with. Therefor I would seriously suggest you start thinking of what is good for you, and not what is good for Showerhead and his stinking friends.

      lindah.mthanti - 2013-01-22 09:23

      Fishlus I am supporting ANC not Zuma, he will b replaced by Cyril b4 2019 maybe then u can join.

      maureen.walton1 - 2013-01-22 09:27

      Lindah mthanti - "didn't Zuma say ANC will rule until Jesus come back, get this into minds." ... and Hitler said that they the Reich would go on for 1000 years. He was wrong!

      lindah.mthanti - 2013-01-22 10:51

      look at his achievements before judging his intelect becoming a president with std2(maybe),having lawyers doctors supporting and reprting to him. jannie maybe u can use your highest intelect to become president in 2019(u ve 6 years to campaign).

      msophiasharp - 2013-01-22 11:22

      @lindah.mthanti AND please oh please let Zuma and all his followers all burn in hell as sure as there is a God, justice will prevail.....

      hugh.olphart - 2013-01-22 12:45

      Yes Lindah, with their tyres and their matches, they killed all the brothers and sisters....remember? Remember the burning children being stoned and burnt to death by their peers in the streets with a Winnie Mandela necklace? 100x more died at the hands of their neighbours then by the NATS or Cops. Remember? or were you too young and only believe the propaganda?

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-22 12:56

      No, we will not be forced to think under supervision, we would rather think for ourselves.

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-21 23:05

    it is time the ANC admit that corruption is tearing the organisation apart

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-01-21 23:06

    I heard you can get a Samsung Tablet or Galaxy Tablet for free if you switch to FNB.. Haven't been happy with my bank in years and I've always wanted one of those iPad thingies..

      Bob - 2013-01-22 00:09

      Let me guess... ABSA?

      nevergrowupgirl - 2013-01-22 00:45

      @sally. I have been with them for almost 10 years. Never had any problems. Nice thing is that it is not just a switch over offer, even people with long standing accounts can get them too. Which is more than I can say for cellular service providers... Great deals to rope you in, and crappy upgrades 90% of the time... FNB has their banking app. Perfect for on the road work.

      sally.lewitt - 2013-01-22 01:17

      @ Bob.. Don't have to guess, you hit the nail right on its head! FNB sounding more and more attractive!

  • Jean Steyn - 2013-01-21 23:07

    The truth hurts 'ey? Viva FNB viva!

  • freddie.mostert.3 - 2013-01-21 23:10

    Wie de mur het n afduin gegooi op my raad?! Zumie? Moet wees! It r a tuf crowd!!

  • andrew.wilson.37266136 - 2013-01-21 23:10

    Bwaahahahaha........ (pausing to breath)....... BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA......

  • jacyjays.letsoalo - 2013-01-21 23:12

    The ANC must stop lying to itself that they will rule forever, we are not naïve and we will work hard to make sure that a proper government is there. There was nothing wrong with that advert it just highlighted the truth. Nkandla is costing us R250m and yet no one in the ANC's upper echelons had spoken against it. Jacob Zuma still has to pay a loan back to FNB. Who the hell do they think they are, I am getting annoyed at this sensorship

      jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2013-01-22 00:48

      They are hankering after a Stalinist state were they are in control of people's minds and opinions. They must be annoyed that one of their feeders at the trough appears to be turning against them and toward the truth. Big business have for too long stood aside, they must be seriously concerned about the countries future.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2013-01-22 08:00

      they should call in the loan. then let's see how fast the ANC tune changes! Hit them in the only place it hurts...

  • andrew.wilson.37266136 - 2013-01-21 23:12

    Don't let the door hit u on the way out

  • freddie.mostert.3 - 2013-01-21 23:15

    Brekfis, strikes, nkandla, violence, salol, de doorns, eskom, et ceteraaaa! You get what you PAY for nê Jacob Zuma!!

  • marcus.veller - 2013-01-21 23:16

    Well Jackson, perhaps it would be in your best interest to refute some of these "accusations". As for Angie Motshekge, it doesn't take an adult to see that her illogical decision making and her non-existent leadership skills (highlighted by her behaviour surrounding the textbook fiasco) have rendered her as an ignominious failure of a minister and an embarrassment to South Africa.

  • dave.kofang - 2013-01-21 23:23

    They can drink wines and celebrate their mediocrity but they must realise 2014 elections are coming.We will punish them at the polls.I hope they lose gauteng where economic power is.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-22 05:55

      That will be the best gift ever for Gautengelers

      wayne.faulds - 2013-01-22 06:38

      @dave.kofang - never a truer word uttered. Well said!

      richard.brazao - 2013-01-22 08:06

      Give Dave a Bells!!

      dave.kofang - 2013-01-22 10:48

      As much as i admire the contribution made by the anc in our liberation thru great leaders like Oliver Tambo,Anton Lembede,Mandela,luthuli,Sisulu im tired of the current leadership promoting incompetence.Its about time we let go of the sentiments.

  • Julia Griffiths - 2013-01-21 23:25

    Does the leadership or its cronies really think they dont deserve criticism it may be that they the seniors or elders have not yet learned that to accept criticism from anyone even a child or younger person is just that 'criticism', we need to start listening to. Secondly I dont believe that FNB intended the add to criticise but was just the idea a child had in the hope that would change the corrupt etc world around her.

  • StreetRacer911 - 2013-01-21 23:26

    The ANC feels offended, coz they are guilty! Seriously, stop ranting over bullshizz and do something meaningful. Like funding hospitals, delivering textbooks, equiping schools and fixing our roads

  • francois.marais.560 - 2013-01-21 23:29

    Hahahaha laughed my ass off, guess where does the ANCYL bank-FNB

      francois.marais.560 - 2013-01-22 00:36

      It is not FNB , it is First National Bank eish. go to there site and click join them today on the left side and see the banking details haha. .

  • Henry Corthing - 2013-01-21 23:30

    the ANC cant handle the TRUTH because they think they are Allmighty but in the meantime they are only what the FNB advert are saying,USELESS and CORRUPTED!!!!dont be afraid to say your say,,,,Im not!!!!GOD is ALLMIGHTY!!!!!NOT the anc.

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-01-21 23:32

    Someone. Please sponsor FNB a case of Bells..

  • freddie.mostert.3 - 2013-01-21 23:34

    You musn't pushh!

  • pashman.malate - 2013-01-21 23:35

    I wonder what's wrong with the ANC.

  • brolloks.enbittergal - 2013-01-21 23:37

    This must be a first. As @ 22:33 : 20 downthumbs, 816 upthumbs. Either N24 is becoming exceptional, or someone in goverment is stuffing up real good!

      kent.paulsen.79 - 2013-01-22 15:12

      Everyone in goverment is stuffing up real good!

  • giepievz - 2013-01-21 23:38

    Interesting... The hegemony turning on those who criticize them - even children. This reminds me of a different regime in the same country. The hegemony vilifying bank who dare sponsor an advert that criticize it... This reminds me of a differentbregime in the same country. Even the same bank. History does repeat itself.

  • jf.lambert2 - 2013-01-21 23:47

    Shame on ANCYL and ANCWL and ANC, SACP, and all those who are scared of such an advertisement!!! they can go back to Moscow university and pray that good old days might come back...but shame is theirs!!!

  • MrGrumpy - 2013-01-21 23:51

    I think it was Shakespeare who said something like "Methinks she doth protest too much." And Jackson "have another dop" Mthembu, I will not explain that to you.