ANC must work for the masses - Mkhize

2013-03-23 07:25

Durban - Outgoing ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Zweli Mkhize on Friday urged party branches to work for the masses.

"KwaZulu-Natal leadership learnt a lesson that it is important for both party and government leaders at all levels to listen to the voices of ordinary people and respond to their plight at all times," Mkhize said.

This was important in reducing service delivery protests in the province, he said.

"In our case we have seen masses install and remove governments. They cannot be right to put us into office and be wrong to take us out of office," Mkhize said.

He said self-serving leaders were a liability to both the ANC and the people.

Mkhize was speaking at the African National Congress's three-day provincial general council at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Westville, Durban.

He also called for the ANC to work towards eradicating political violence.

"There have been instances where leaders have been targeted and killed in intra-party attacks.

"There has been a worrying wave of deaths inside the ANC, sometimes involving ANC members and supporters," said Mkhize. He said it was up to the ANC to "stamp this tendency out".

Mkhize will be replaced as ANC provincial chairperson during the three-day ANC provincial general council.

Provincial deputy chairperson Willies Mchunu and Education MEC Senzo Mchunu have been nominated to succeed him.

  • Timothy - 2013-03-23 07:29

    How many times must the ANC say this in different versions, but still nothing changes!

      koos.meyer.52 - 2013-03-23 10:25

      Ha ha ha.... ANC like all so-called liberation parties are only interested in enriching themselves, family and cronies!!! Has been the disasterous formula of all Socialist/Communist/Left Wing parties since forever!!! The stupid masses are to blame for allowing it. It helps to keep em masses uneducated, and here the ANC is doing a fine job!!!

      jesibelle.krugger - 2013-03-23 12:15

      Koos Meyer, Absolutely. The entire "Struggle" was a farce. The economic sanctions against the previous government was grossly unjustified. It is time to launch a (massive) class action against all the countries that imposed economic sanction against the pre-de-Klerk government. SA today is the consequence of a TRUCE AGREEMENT - the communist regime, led by the post-Polokwane-'07 law-of-the-jungle, mob-rule political gangsters, have openly breached the said agreement. SA therefore, by default, returns to the pre-'92 situation - i.e. the ANC IS AN ILLEGAL and as such THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT IS ILLEGAL.

      fred.murgatroyd - 2013-03-23 13:31

      Ha Ha Ha ha !!!!! The anc work for the masses? You must be joking .... but the sheeple will believe it. Ha Ha Ha !!!!

      jesibelle.krugger - 2013-03-23 13:44

      DelusionBuster, It is difficult to put into words how deep your.., wait for it.., HEAD ID IN THE SAND..!!! I hate to be the one to.., debunk YOUR delusions, myths and double standards; to attempt to liberate YOUR mind infested with ignorance, etc... The following are FACTS and as clinical facts go - it has NOTHING to do with 'how nice (viz "...better times...") things were at any given time'. 1. The state that is SA in 2013 is the direct consequence of a TRUCE reached between the ANC and the National Party - FACT PERIOD. 2. The said truce can be directly linked to the economic sanctions imposed by the West on the pre-de-Klerk National Party government - FACT PERIOD. Another fact that WILL emerge from a case at the International Criminal Court is.., However flawed- and imperfect Apartheid may have been perceived- and still is perceived - the absolute clinical fact that is beyond any measure of dispute is.., Apartheid was the ONLY system that could protect white people in SA. AND... The United Nations's Universal Declaration of Human Rights give every single person/group an absolute inalienable right (iow no law, no legacy.., NOTHING can take it away) to protect itself at any and all cost - even if it requires a system as extreme as Apartheid (that was clearly an extreme system in an extreme situation).

  • Jack - 2013-03-23 07:42

    No kidding?!

  • - 2013-03-23 07:48

    What? Finally a voice of reason from the ANC and now he is being replaced? Well that sucks :(

  • Bala Moodley - 2013-03-23 07:49

    Well said!We now need action in the right direction.Think like the Revolutionary ANC of the post-Mandela era that sacrificed so much to free SA from apartheid to give its citizens a better and equal life;rather than thinking like the present ANC whose leaders only care about power and enriching themselves at the expense of the country and its citizen.

  • markdare - 2013-03-23 07:50

    Its taken these idiots TWENTY YEARS to realise they are in power only because the masses voted them there?

  • Tumelo Lad - 2013-03-23 07:55

    I bet he will be disbanded too for saying this.

  • makhaza.magilindane - 2013-03-23 07:58

    You are 100% correct Mr Mkhize,there is only one thing missing is that the ANC must practice what they preach

      koos.meyer.52 - 2013-03-23 10:26

      Don't hold your breath...

  • Clement Mokone - 2013-03-23 08:07

    The same old song mr Mkhize. The African people has been taken for granted by firstly by colonialists and secondly by their liberators who got to office and then loot their resources. Its so unfortunate. But I am sure Zweli knows that all what he says is only lip service to our people. I don't think Zuma etc will stop their thieving of public funds. If he can only be voted for second term then you will propably see the deepest corruption,more than what we see and suffer now.

      gerry.dante.33 - 2013-03-23 08:14

      well said sir!!!

      koos.meyer.52 - 2013-03-23 10:27

      Hit the nail on the head, now why can't all the brothers see this???

  • Colin Kearns - 2013-03-23 08:21

    Masses...Zulu word for my own pocket!

  • Bongeka - 2013-03-23 08:52

    They cannot be right to put us into office and be wrong to take us out of office. I like that statement and I wish all the leaders in the government can always remember that and always strive towards improving lives of the people who put them there.

  • Marhumbu Ya Vahlave - 2013-03-23 09:03

    Limpopo too must follow suit

  • Tumelo Andile Mpanza - 2013-03-23 09:03

    The ANC can kiss my BLACK a*#. Theiving bustards the whole lot.

      Heini Botes - 2013-03-23 09:19

      Hehe, well said boet!! They can have a piece of my white a*s too!!!

  • sekwati.robinson - 2013-03-23 09:05

    why did it take you long to say this?..go well sir we wont miss your leadership

  • Robbies - 2013-03-23 09:16

    "We encourage all our structures to draw positive lessons from this experience and forge ahead with the selfless struggle to make the lives of our people better." The result of his lessons is corruption, murder, rape and to ensure that people security is the highest commodity on any body list as to be locked behind high walls and electric fencing and NO freedom for ANY child or person to freely walk and play in the streets in the day or night. Welcome to the Zuma version of lessons learn and democracy where the crimicals get sponsor with retrails, reduced sentences and the vistim still left Zuma version of democracy.

  • Sandile Makana - 2013-03-23 09:24

    We also can't wait for the masses to vote out the thieves who helped the man from inkandla remain the ANC president. Why didn't you publish the list of names of people who were find to be corrupt in the KZN provincial government. The masses have heard this one over and over. "I've changed, It will be better this time" No same old story. Your donkey (masses)is tired.

  • Tersia Louw - 2013-03-23 09:25

    Yes, we know. Now explain it to your president.

  • Sandile Ndlovu - 2013-03-23 09:28

    Your friend Jacob Zuma has destroyed ANYL and ANC as whole and we will loose more votes next year

      Sphiwe Nzuza - 2013-03-23 10:10

      Even if he has done that the ANCYL dose not running the programs of the youth league anymore they only looking 4 the positions in the ANC and when they are 2gether they only talk about who they must elect or remove in the ANC,they are not dealing with the challenges facing the youth of this country within the politics or out the politics

      Sandile Ndlovu - 2013-03-23 14:36

      The ANCYL was the future of this country

  • Mordikaai Speak - 2013-03-23 09:35

    How old is this photography?

  • Ellakita - 2013-03-23 09:37

    The Anc just work for their bankaccounts and have peace with their voters.They don't care about the masses.We mean nothing to them.

  • Gcina Seleteng - 2013-03-23 09:37

    Where have I heard something like that before , have heard it for over a thousand times and nothing changes , they only work for their pockets period.

  • William Mohlolo - 2013-03-23 09:46

    How many times we hear this? Can't even remember really. When will Anc start working for the masses? This is like old song of Dolly Pattern Is too late. I don't know when the song started to hit the charts but its till a hit and loved by the masses because of its melodies and message. Now this one of Anc must work for the masses is like a choir song because every Anc leader sing it and become melody into our ears with promising message. How long it will last before people realise that, it is boring and is nothing compared to that one of Dolly. You are boring us by telling and feeding us lies guys. How can you deliver to the masses when using an 80 years old person in PE? How can you deliver when using premier who spent R 40m on social network in FS? How can you deliver when you can't consult with people or hear people cry on E-tolling in GP? How can you deliver when using someone who fails to provide schools with textbooks on time? How can you deliver when you spent R240m on one person? How can you deliver when you can't discipline corrupt, non-delivers, poor performers and stealing officials. Mr Mkhize working for the masses need someone who take actions and who can say RED is RED not who want to change RED to PINK just to cover up comrades. Truth will work for the masses so, use truth then you win and work for the masses. AMEN!!!!

      William Mohlolo - 2013-03-23 10:42

      Hallelujah Kenny

      Ernica Stanford - 2013-03-23 11:35

      And a third AMEN William!

      Sandile Ndlovu - 2013-03-23 14:47

      The only problem in the ANC that i like is Jacob Zuma and his corrupt team

  • BurningdogZ - 2013-03-23 09:47

    So, ANC must work for the masses? Zuma says learn from ANC moves? In the ANC controlled regions we see: *Nkhandla scandal being pushed in secrecy. *Toll gate fees. *Eskom milking the masses. *Mass reports of corruption. *No books for schools (nevermind the scandal of teachers simply not pitching up). *Top story, woman giving birth on street because hospital not open due to salary issues. *Shall I mention the other hospital scandals of equipment not available for treatment due to poor management? *Marikana? In the DA controlled region top stories: *DA warns their citizens that Government wants to force down tolls. *DA builds community centres. *Zille wanting to address striking farmers to hear their grievances (they chose to ignore her). *Zille prioritises skills and efficiency (news report). The ANC may talk the talk, but the DA it seems, walks the walk. Just a thought . . .

  • Mfundo Jacobs - 2013-03-23 09:57

    Now that someone will be succeeding him, he's speaking about the normative principles the ANC should abide by. Mkhize you should have told that to Jacob bra

  • indianajohn - 2013-03-23 10:05

    Surely nobody that needs to be told this should have a government job in the first place. It seems the ANC have created a whole generation of people who have no interest in their jobs. The results are there for all to see. Corrupt doctors and nurses who let babies be born on sidewalks, "engineers" who are only interested in the next tender and a million "managers", "consultants" and "CEOs" but nobody with a passion for the work on the ground, the work that supports everything else. Where are the people who built houses out of rocks when they were small, to become builders who still love to drive around at age 65, BUILDING? This obsession with money, power, and ultimately meaningless senior titles and company cars with lots of leather will be the death of our economy. Until people start caring about their jobs again, nothing will help.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-03-23 10:53

    Work for the masses?. Yes we know, that is what they are suppose to do, but their own greed is just too big to be stilled.

  • Successful Nhlamulo Mabilane - 2013-03-23 13:44

    Well said Mr Mkhize sounding like a guru now,and may I raise a concern here? Why 2 Mchunus on the nomination ? Isn't more like nepotism? how do we eradicate inequality regarding this kind of problems? Even if they are not related but is totally unacceptable. Openness and transparency is lacking here #Opinion

  • Jannie Le Roux - 2013-03-23 14:52

    DUH!!! Were you thinking that you are only in government to steel and rob tax payers' money. Why does it seem like the ANC is overwhelmed with Zulu leaders? I'm sure if someone does a proper study into what cultures the ANC has in their high profile positions, they will find that these positions are dominated by Zulus. Why so? As far as I know, zulu men are known to have no respect for woman and their opinions. No wonder, woman and child abuse is such a big problem in SA.

  • LĂ©viter Au-dessus des Montagnes-Bleues - 2013-03-23 16:56

    Into Another Cannibal's Pot after yipping at his masters voice!

  • morati.maropola - 2013-03-23 18:04

    They have to be removed from office so as for them to notice their mistakes

  • Vivian Harris - 2013-03-26 23:05

    Almost 20yrs of self enrichment, corruption and misappropriation of funds and now you want to work for the masses.....looking for votes?

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