ANC members must not divide party - Zuma

2012-04-09 22:45

Johannesburg - ANC members are duty bound not to do anything that will divide the party, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday,

"If you do that, you will be exposed. The ANC commands a lot of respect from all South Africans. If you insult people you chase away people from the ANC," the party's KwaZulu-Natal secretary Sihle Zikalala quoted Zuma telling an ANC centenary rally in Esikhawini.

Earlier on Monday he unveiled a memorial acre in the township.

"The memorial acre will show people where the ANC comes from and... honour the fallen ANC heroes," Zuma said during the unveiling, according to Zikalala.

The unveiling was part of the ANC centenary activities in the province.

Zuma said the anti-apartheid struggle had many complicated issues which needed to be recorded and made public.

"One of the reasons why the issues were never recorded was because of the fact that ANC members were encourage not to record sensitive material, to avoid being arrested."

Zikalala said the centenary celebrations in KwaZulu-Natal would continue until the end of the month.

  • Herman - 2012-04-09 22:56

    Speak for yourself you commie, I have no respect for your incompetend criminal anc.

      Robert - 2012-04-09 23:29

      Who is the one and only that devides the party. Scared of being convicted without a second term? I takes a master to escape this crap - Arms deal - Family riches out of government tenders, aqbsolute corruption. Who needs to devide the ANC than Zuma himself.

      Warren - 2012-04-09 23:43

      "ANC members were encourage not to record sensitive material", now there's a license to just make stuff up if I ever heard of one.

      Oom - 2012-04-10 01:37

      He must really have his head buried deep in the sand to make such a statement. Respected by all South Africans, what a laugh

      Oscar - 2012-04-10 05:49

      The ANC is beginning to look like just another failed communist African government that is stuck in the past with all this memorial acres and heroes. When are they going to realise that they were never in a freedom war where they fought against the countries military and move on? All this war hero nonsense is so childish and 50 years from now all the current corrupt ministers will also be honoured as fallen war heroes against f#uck knows what. Reality check...the ANC is just a bunch of thieves that is plundering the country at the expense of the poor with absolutely nothing to be proud of.

      Eduard - 2012-04-10 06:59

      Zuma is deviding the ANC with poor leadership

      Christopher - 2012-04-10 09:41

      Zuma you an have divided your own stupid party, just hand over your keys to the DA...

      Steve - 2012-04-11 10:20

      Well said Oscar. One wonders what the "ongoing struggle" is that these people go on about? Obviously the struggle against themselves. They were nothing but a bunch of communist terrorists who have nothing to be proud of. They are so brain-washed and besotted with the past, that they will never move forward.

  • gauchet1 - 2012-04-09 23:00

    Together we stand...divided we fall we fall we fall...

  • manyanyaphiri - 2012-04-09 23:04

    SAAK, SAREL! PA WIL DIE BOK SKIET!!!!! (And that is Afrikaans for you, Mr Zuma, but I will translate it for you!) To quote from the article: "Zuma said the anti-apartheid struggle had many complicated issues which needed to be recorded and made public." Answer: Don't worry about struggle history getting recorded; we are doing it online now. Just worry about where your chances (as Jacob Zuma) will be: come December 2012 once all the apartheid era atrocities with your personal involvement get recorded and publicized.

  • Piet - 2012-04-09 23:12

    The spoils are to big and you lot to soory ne JZ.

      Piet - 2012-04-09 23:41

      Racist? How is the above racist? damn you are stupid?

      Oscar - 2012-04-10 07:04

      Hoyingomane, here is a prediction from my side....the sun will rise tomorrow morning. If the sun rises tomorrow morning it will serve as proof that you are intellectually challenged, remember that every time my prediction comes true.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-04-09 23:13

    You have to know that politricksters are desperate when all they can do is invoke the distant past. "The party above all" doesn't play well in a 2012 economy or psyche of the people of this country. Even the most faithful are bored with Jesus Comes/Ancestor threats and how cold life is outside the ANC. Life is cold enough for many who have supported you faithfully for 60+ years.

  • Cosment - 2012-04-10 00:27

    Esikhawini is where I'm @ ('-'), born and bred and we are not complaining, ANC did deliver, jobs,education,health facilities,shopping centers, except crime

      Steve - 2012-04-11 10:26

      Sheesh! You are really out of touch with the realty millions are living with. A few sporadic efforts do not appease the millions who will wait in vain for the next food parcel or R200 note come the next election.

  • Alfred - 2012-04-10 01:29

    'The ANC commands a lot of respect from all South Africans.' Ha! Not in your wildest, wettest dreams my double-deckered, showerheaded friend. In fact, the neighbour's dog's bowel movement commands more respect than your criminally incompetent farce of a pseudo-government.

      adam - 2012-04-10 04:33


  • leko.dada1 - 2012-04-10 02:00

    The wise president HAVE something to say or always COERCE to expose something against opponent to secure his position...

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-04-10 02:04

    The wise president HAVE something to say or always COERCE to expose something against opponent to secure his position...

  • vuyo.zuccherro.gqwaru - 2012-04-10 02:34

    News24, didn't you report on a story similar to this one a few days ago? Or is the president just repeating himself in the hope that his message will finally sink in?

      Steve - 2012-04-11 10:28

      No. It's just an echo!

  • adam - 2012-04-10 02:39

    Voting anc is like taking a donkey-cart to a formula-1 race. Respect is earned.

  • curtiswelliem - 2012-04-10 04:36

    Says the man who respectable came into power, my foot''. Come on JZ, u ridiculed Thabo Mbeki, u divided the ANC at the time, now I understand why Mbeki, did not want you to be president, you such a lunatic, destruction, corrupt, criminal in government. Your government officials are criminals like you, facing all sorts of criminal charges, You just a gang leader, looting South Africa dry. Please do us a favour, shut the hell up and let Montlante or someone else be president. We are tired of having a president who is a serial husband or father. We are tired of you stealing our tax money to build a Gaddafi style of compound in Inkandla. Go to hell, you thief. Talking about respect as if you have respect.

      Ramazan Katunda - 2012-04-10 06:30

      mmmnm agry sure. but now, if JZ is a thief, what about Malema?

      Steve - 2012-04-11 10:32

      @Ramazan. Malema is a thief in training.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-04-10 05:07

    bla bla bla!!!! when they say something worth reading will someone wake me up? Im off to sleep next to the road under a tree...

      Koos - 2012-04-10 06:03

      What tree? All chopped down in true African traditions.

  • Vince.York - 2012-04-10 06:44

    Himself the WORST CULPRIT for destroying the ANC (AND SA), & probably even worse than his nemesis 'the fat juju' out of control delinquent! Nxa

  • marc.boya1 - 2012-04-10 07:04

    I hope his statement does not mean that we members must not have different opinions...

      Steve - 2012-04-11 10:36

      Opinions are good. A strong opposition is what this land needs.

  • IAnon - 2012-04-10 07:51

    Quite frankly you are rotten to the core and you need to tear yourself apart, so you can start from scratch and serve the people who will then still believe in you.

  • chiepner - 2012-04-10 07:52

    If I can remember correctly. With the fall of Mbeki, Zuma with the aid of a very disrespectfull Malema was at the fore front of a strong campaighn to devide the then ANC. Now that the same stragedy is being used against Zuma it is seen as not acceptable? Mr Zuma, with all respect, once you opened that door you should of known sir that it might one day come back to haunt you. I do hope the ANC do sort out this viral greedy capatilistic tendancies that has consumed the party and is threatening to reduce the once mighty ANC to the resemblence we see in the US elections currently playing out. When political parties start to fend for own wealthy gains and forgets about the people things tend break apart very quickly and once you have lost the trust of your electorate because you choose to protect the sanctity of the untouchable corrupt few you will struggle to claw your way back to where you have been. I do hope the ANC realises that even with trying to silence the media people tend to judge you on results and unfortunatly too many comrades has used and abused the name of the ANC for selfish own gains not caring if the party carries on for another 100 years or not.

  • Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-04-10 08:05

    Zuma's presence is dividing the party. Shower man divided the party in 2008, leading to the formation of cope. He and his alcoholic friends are further dividing the party by abusing internal structures to hang on to power when its clear we don't want them anymore.

      Wandile - 2012-04-10 13:01

      Thabiso, firstly that profile pic u using is against that Hero you had on ur pic. Again, u suing insulting words to the president i think you voted him on power, now that u disagree with him, u called him shower head. My understanding u support the formation of COPE, which at the moment we see same people who left ANC back then rejoin it again because of the fight against its leadership. again u said Zuma is dividing ANC jst because he put to control the party leadership, which is right. ANC is not composed of only ANCYL, but SACP, COSATU, ANCWL, MKMVA to mention few, now tht only ANCYL is not agreeing with the motherboard, not evry1 in youth leagues support this, so u called a man who ws voted free and fair, and the people's choice a shower man, tht man is representing u wherever he go. Stop being used by certain individuals and start have respect.

  • Andrew - 2012-04-10 08:06

    Zuma your use of Malema and others in the security sector to quash your fraud charges are the biggest cause of division within the party.Just another hypocrite!!!

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-04-10 14:09

      ppl leaders don 't divide anc i like anc and i support juju all the time

  • masixolentunguntwana.rangerover - 2012-04-10 08:15

    The AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS and descipline is the same thing. Whoever who behave like a fool in the ANC must know that s/he is the opposite in the ANC and its Alliance partners SACP,COSATU and SANCO so we need maximum descipline and respect in the ANC. But when we are desciplined the are people who might think we are fools so we will need to be more strong and vigiland in that issue. Cde Zuma is quite correct lets not insult our leaders and fellow comrades because we will have to face the consequences of that.

      Rob - 2012-04-10 12:56

      It is time now to face the consequences of Zuma's misrule. I for one would like to see a real threat of criminal action loaded against anyone suspected of using their position to build personal wealth with a minimum sentence of ALL of that wealth being returned to the fiscus for distribution to ALL living in SA...except anyone and their families who have benefitted!

  • Ako - 2012-04-10 08:19

    I think in South Africa there should be classes whereby people are taught how to vote, why do you vote. Basically what is the criteria one should use when voting because right now people are voting with emmotions without using any criteria and the polititians are aware of that, that's why they don't deliver any service instead they fight over positions untill the following elections. We didn't vote to be lectured about the ill-discipline within the ANC, that should be dicussed within the structures of the organisation surely we don't wanna hear about misunderstanding. You better start delivering before it's too late

      Thando - 2012-04-10 12:53

      I do agreed whn u say tht thr r bigger issues to deal with rather thn ill discipline, but th Prez has to address it as well chief. U shud undrstand tht these statemnts r taken frm ANC meetings NOT govnmt.

      Steve - 2012-04-11 10:46

      Well put Ako. The voters of this country, especially the rural masses, really need some form of training by a non-politically affiliated organisation. Voting with the heart is a recipe for disaster.

  • Matimalwandle - 2012-04-10 09:15

    Our country is going down due to this ANC division

      Scouter - 2012-04-10 09:57

      Matimalwande - SA is not going down because of this division. It already went down because of the ANC corruption and maladministration. This division is just one symptom of the wider terminal condition.

  • Scouter - 2012-04-10 09:28

    The trouble with failed governments is that they end up actually believing their own propaganda and self serving utterances. They ultimately believe that the electorate are not competent to make political choices and therefore they remove any choice by creating a totalitarian regime which tolerates no criticism. Widely known as a One Party State a la Zimbabwe et al.

      Thando - 2012-04-10 12:48

      Scouter I for one will tell u tht if th ANC wud implement all its policies to th core, South Africa wud b a wonderfl place to live in for th majority of its citizens.

  • Azande - 2012-04-10 10:38

    ANC is suffering a chronic illness, division. The doctor advised that it must not eat Zuma and Malema for they contain a lot of hypocrisy, are non-erudite and evil. Taking of these two may result in severe internal bleeding and eventually death.

      Scouter - 2012-04-10 11:12

      Azande - division is not the illness. Chronic corruption, nepotism and greed is - as I said earlier, division is merely but one symptom of the wider condition. In medical terms, SA is in need of an urgent(critical, if you prefer) heart transplant.

      Steve - 2012-04-11 10:51

      What I fail to understand is, after reading most of the above comments, why the people continue to vote for these thieves. Surely, common sense, even to the uneducated, must prevail sometime.

  • Lulama - 2012-04-10 11:36

    ANC belongs to it's membership. Zuma represents the ANC therefore, whatever he says or do is mandated by the ANC policies. The only problem of our liberation is the economy which is still in the hands of the minority. By minority I mean, whites, black fat cats (who care ziltch for their fellowmen). Our strggle will never be complete unless we jump the economic haddle. Should we do this, every question will have an answer, (Aids Vs poverty), (Crime vs poverty),(Employment kills Poverty), Coruption vs greedyness, etc, do you follow the trend or need. I go on. How do we address this? The only way to combat this seems to be constructive Nationalisation. Am I supporting Malema, no, because he only he is also a capilist who cares not for the poor he is purpporting to champion. How do we nationalise? Learn from history, The National Party nationalised big businesses to combat the plight of poor whites. We therefore should do the same to combat the plight of the poor people irrespective of coulour, by strategically, engage in discussions as to how best to move with mamoth task. With regard to Malema again on this issue, it is not what you say that is wrong nor right but how you go about doing it. The struggle still continues (economic freedom is the ultimate goal)

      Thando - 2012-04-10 12:43

      Chief I thnk u r on th ryt track, but we differ on sum crs fundamentals. Lets take mining as a point of refrence....we cud do th Botswana model whr operations r done by De Beers but gov owns 51% of shares. But knowing th ANC, we will also meddle in th strategic appointmnts in th operational side of thngs whch end up compromising th entire structure. Another assupmtion is we do make profits thn wht??.....we pump billions into key areas ie education, social welfare, dti, health...etc, but these deptmnts hv dysfunctional monitorn systems. As th ANC we lack th political will to strengthn our systems so tht corruption, maladministration, nepotism r rooted out. So wht im sayn is tht ths 'nationalisation' wil b abused by cmrdes for their selfish needs as we hv a loyal ANC memebr chief but wht iv seen so far is survival of th fittest tendency.

  • Rob - 2012-04-10 12:46

    Day by day I see the anc degenerating into authoritarian facism. How long before such attitudes spill over into the business of running the country rather than just the ancclub. Of course, some may say that has already happened, as seen in the arrogance of the attitude of ministers when it comes to behaviour and accountability

  • Collen - 2012-04-14 05:56

    You divided it enough, don't you see? After you made Mbeki look like he is wrong and even after you removed ANCYL president.

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