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ANC shows its intolerance - FXI

2013-01-22 22:53

Johannesburg - The ANC's criticism of FNB's "You Can Help Campaign" videos shows intolerance, the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) said on Tuesday.

"FNB was only giving voice to a view from some young South Africans and this appears to be a useful contribution to our national debate," FXI executive director Phenyo Butale said in a statement.

"The ruling alliance is free to disagree with and criticise the FNB, but it has done so in a way that is threatening and likely to have a chilling effect on debate and discussion."

The campaign features a number of videos of children in school uniform reading their hopes for the country.

Business Report published quotes from some of the videos.

"The country is being overrun by poverty... while [President] Jacob Zuma is renovating his home," said a youth from KwaZulu-Natal.

A university student from Gauteng said: "The government is only thinking for themselves... I'm from a rural area and the government doesn't see what's happening."

"... Politicians tend to be the most destructive and eruptive [sic] aspect of our country... We need motives and a clear vision... We must not depend on our leaders. Each person must become their own hero," said a high school pupil from KwaZulu-Natal.

A Western Cape student said: "I was born in an epic era... We need to stop relying on government and rely on ourselves."

On Monday the African National Congress said it was appalled by the campaign. The ANC Youth League called it "treasonous".

First National Bank had since pulled some of the videos, but had not abandoned the campaign.

Butale called on the ANC to be more tolerant and open to criticism.

"The ANC has a strong majority and its authority in government is not threatened by such adverts."

The Christian Democratic Party questioned why the ANC accused young people of treason, but was silent about the looting and protesting in the Zamdela township in Sasolburg.

"Instigators in these activities are openly threatening to make the country ungovernable, yet not once have they been publicly accused of treason," CDP leader Theunis Botha said in a statement.

The Freedom Front Plus also hit out at the ANC for condemning the adverts, but not the protests.

"In the midst of the dramatic events in Sasolburg, the ANC finds time to criticise the FNB advertisement campaign, but does not find the time to condemn without qualification the violence and plundering taking place in Sasolburg," FF Plus leader Pieter Mulder said in a statement.

The Congress of the People Youth Movement said the ANC and its league's objection to the advert was taking the country back to apartheid.

"The ANC, ANCYL and ANCWL have come out blazing like in the days of apartheid, where the apartheid officials would want to squash and destroy anything contrary to the government," spokesman Bongani Mahlangu said in a statement.

"South Africans need a government that will listen to every voice, critic and its young to build a collective better future."

Comments
  • willie.olivier.144 - 2013-01-22 23:04

    Lekker!

      jesibelle.krueger - 2013-01-22 23:24

      Yes absolutely brilliant..!! Few people realise that FNB (in their guise at the time) also crosses swords with the National Party government. Is it not bizarre - each day that passes, the ANC is becoming more and more like the "monster" they supposedly fought so vehemently. The entire "Struggle" was simply a farce; smoke-and-mirrors to pursue the means to advance to a position where their gangs of feckless criminal thugs could steal from hard-working folk, with impunity. If the ANC has become the 'NEW' National Party - then they should expect the very same treatment as the National Party - starting with a massive global boycott..! I suggest there is a massive global ANTI-ANC campaign - of the same magnitude as the ANTI-Apartheid movement. The ANC has deceived the world and the world needs to know it. How a bout a massive double page spread in the New York Times - showing the ANC's response to FNB's campaign. What do you think..?

      moses.m.masilela - 2013-01-22 23:44

      Quote of the month "The ANC has a strong majority and its authority in government is not threatened by such adverts." long live the ANC!

      wenzeslaus.majola - 2013-01-23 00:21

      The problem with people like you is that you benefit handsomely from the ANC brand behind closed doors and on the open front cast its image to the dogs. I order the ANC to conduct an intensive investigation into the activities of these chameleons, identify them, expose them for who they are and sentence them to life in an Antarctica penal settlement. I believe the cold will wake them up to realities in real life. Guys you are a real bore get a life!!!

      SaniGhana - 2013-01-23 00:44

      Anc snakes at work

      jesibelle.krueger - 2013-01-23 00:56

      @Mbongeni Masilela, Majority of what - illiterates parasiting on state handouts..? That is not a majority - it is simply a gateway to a failed state. One day when your children are living in slavery, absolute poverty, with a 90% unemployment (like Zimbabwe), starving and full of disease - are you going to have the guts to tell them that you so vehemently supported the political party that destroyed South Africa..? I somehow doubt it. Herewith an open challenge to you: Name me one thing that the ANC has done since Polokwane 2007 that positively helped to grow South Africa's economy - JUST ONE..? If you cannot then there is absolutely no grounds for your statement...

      heibrin.venter - 2013-01-23 06:47

      @Mbongeni: I wonder if you realise that you (and by definition, the ANC) will live on in the annals of history not as the liberators of South Africa, but rather as the oppressors that came after the colonials? You will not be judged by those around you, but rather by your children, and your children's children.

      fussed.anderson - 2013-01-23 06:53

      Who are the cry babys NOW http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/ZILLE-MUST-NOT-BE-A-CRY-BABY-NZIMANDE-20130112

      george.frangs - 2013-01-23 07:27

      No Leonard, I think all the thumbs down are because nobody wants there balls crushed, or even wants to think about it for that matter :P

      deabreu - 2013-01-23 07:33

      The ANC use baby racist languange because they know their support base are the uneducated, and these uneducated will believe anything they are told, that is how propaganda works on the foolish! In truth, the "little people" are just little nobodies and pawns doing their dirty work for them and keeping them very rich.

      cecilhstephens - 2013-01-23 07:43

      FNB hitting the nail on the head

      JManAtheoi - 2013-01-23 08:05

      @ jesibelle.kruger; "majority of what - illiterates parasiting on state handouts..? " 100% correct And don't try being rational with someone like @Mbongeni Masilela who only sees/believes/reads/"thinks" what he wants to..... being rational and having your eyes open and actually LOOKING doesn't work when you're blind and brainwashed.

      gideon.walt - 2013-01-23 08:23

      FNB should never have even considered withdrawing.

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:19

      Mbongodrums - It seems your ANC was threatened by the ad hence the overkill from your corrupt party.

      walter.laurie - 2013-01-23 09:19

      The only way to safeguard what we have accomplished, and secure opposition politics and minority rights, as well as economic stablity and prosperity for the Western Cape - is to push for a referendum on state Federalism.. NOTHING throws a spanner in the works of the ANC intimidation campaign more than a Cape able to govern itself - nothing. If we remain a province, they will continue to use political intimidation, racial polarisation and unfair taxation to literally cripple the Cape.. Support Cape Independence! Facebook: Cape Independence / Kaapse Onafhanklikheid

      camp.j - 2013-01-23 09:23

      @Mbongeni Have you noticed how many of your brothers and sisters have become critical of your government? The tide is slowly turning bro. The people have freedom of speech in a true democracy

      foe.no - 2013-01-23 10:42

      @jesibelle.krueger whilst you are right that the ANC should allow absolute freedon of speech. If freedon of speech leads to a revolution than thats democracy. But to say that the "struggle" was smopke an mirrors, shows your lack of ampathy for the very people that have sufered as a result of apartheid.. If you can hold onto thosuch myopic views, how to do expect an uneducated person to change his/her views on the ANC being the only party to vote for?

  • stephan.muller.10 - 2013-01-22 23:10

    Weird how the youth stood up against the wrongs of apartheid and now again against a corrupt government(ANC)!! The honeymoon is over.

      gerasimos.komnenus - 2013-01-22 23:43

      It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. ~Alfred Adler

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-22 23:44

      It's not the standing up they really object to. It's the crushing humiliation that they've never bothered to ask the youth what they really thought.

      SaniGhana - 2013-01-23 00:49

      The african people is not the same people from 1960 thes people now are evil doers they only want to kill for the things they can not get from work,i feel ashamed when i see the newspaper,i will always give my vote to the da coz i can not vote for these anc snakes

      george.frangs - 2013-01-23 07:29

      nkosinathi, it's that kind of mentality that has put us where we are right now. You're an idiot.

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:21

      nkosi - did you see any whites youths in these ads?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 10:20

      Nkosinathi.maseko.1. Why write in ignorance here?. You like making racist remarks anonymously?. Poor you.

  • godfrey.welman - 2013-01-22 23:11

    Just like The Spear, a storm in a tea-cup.

  • sally.lewitt - 2013-01-22 23:12

    This is absolutely appalling where the government are placing their priorities. Sasolburg vs FNB advert! It makes me sick.. Bafoons!!

  • abdulbaith.sayegh - 2013-01-22 23:21

    You are known by your friends with (China). Soon the Freedom of Expression Institute will be forced to close its doors. Bye bye democracy, hello dictatorship.

      osiris.fox - 2013-01-23 02:23

      And dear SA has no place for idiots such as you Wendy007. Especially ones that are trying to sound clever but are clearly stupid. A fool with an education, is still a fool.

      Lyndatjie - 2013-01-23 05:18

      Yoh Wendy007... In one comment you've shown your ignorance, your intollerance and just how succesful indoctrination has gripped the gullible and the terminally stupid.. shocking!

      colleen.erasmus.7 - 2013-01-23 05:24

      Communism = dictatorship, look at Stalin, Hitler, Moa Tse Toang, look at China

      christiana.vespucci - 2013-01-23 08:15

      Wendy007... Soon you and your likes will be singing: "beast of India, beast of Africa beast of very land and clime. Herken to my joyful sounding of the Golden future time". While your standing with your bowls in a queue waiting for your food from the UN. Gosh. I still puzzles me why the western world bothers helping the very some people who caused their own demise.

      christiana.vespucci - 2013-01-23 08:16

      Oops sorry meant: beast of china. Not India.

      don.frost.581 - 2013-01-23 08:34

      Bye Wendy enjoy the trip! Say hello to Mai Ling!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 10:29

      Wendy 007. Oh good heavens, grow up. What a trifle you produced, pity it isn't fit for human consumption.

  • rob.prestwich - 2013-01-22 23:23

    Bang on the button Juju. A dictator in the making.

      moses.m.masilela - 2013-01-22 23:49

      Leave Julius out of this. This has nothing to do with him.

      osiris.fox - 2013-01-23 02:27

      Hahaha, Mbongeni - Julius does not give two hoots about you buddy. He would see you dead if it meant more money in his pocket. You are like sheep who follow the wolf.

      Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-23 06:34

      Malema started this by showing and teaching the youth the wrong way, the youth ANCYL needs good leader ship

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:24

      No Mobongodrums - Julius poisons the youths minds and you accept that his corruption is fine because you turn a blind eye.

      mo.matt.14 - 2013-01-23 09:30

      LOL, Mbongeni and Julius are announcing their engagement soon...

  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2013-01-22 23:23

    Ur nt perfect as an organisation use this critics to look at urself and better the movement ANC

      george.frangs - 2013-01-23 07:31

      Exactly, the ANC are acting like children, more concerned with how they look or appear rather than their mandate.

  • raymond.mcnelly - 2013-01-22 23:31

    Is anyone surprized? When are the sheeple going to realize that the whole 'struggle' thing was just a facade. It's always been about the money and the power! Viva suckers! Viva!

      george.frangs - 2013-01-23 07:34

      I don't think so. It certainly has turned out that way, but I think the motive was genuine. "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton

      lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2013-01-23 08:28

      Down stupid people! Down!

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:25

      buti - viva moron viva, do you even know that you are on planet earth?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 10:33

      Raymond.mcnelly. I was in the struggle and I did not earn one cent. Not all of us can be bought.

  • don.frost.581 - 2013-01-22 23:35

    Again! Africa is not for sissies! Any ANC member who can't handle a bit of truth should emigrate to Australia! Please go cry there! Bunch of girls jerseys!

      colleen.erasmus.7 - 2013-01-23 05:20

      Australia won't want them, they will see there backsides!

      don.frost.581 - 2013-01-23 08:31

      Its not our Australia you fool! This is OUR South Africa! Stop being a cry baby or leave!

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 10:36

      B uti.thesiko.7. Nope no one is going anywhere and if you want to check my family, be my guest. They don't have time for me and they certainly won't have time for you. So get a life and stop playing with the computer of your boss.

  • moses.m.masilela - 2013-01-22 23:46

    ANC will remain firm! We're unshaken, asijiki!

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-23 00:03

      Maybe that's the problem.

      nico.dejongh.90 - 2013-01-23 00:45

      Zuma in xhosa means 'ambush'and this is his 'behind the scene' intention. He does not lift one finger when kids join violent strikes where they learn the art of race hate, looting and destruction, but when kids complain about ANC using tax money for selfish gain, NOW the panic sets in when 'kids'can smell this foul play of greed, corruption, poor service delivery and spending money as if it belongs to them. Yes professor Zuma bring my machine gun, the kids wants to 'shoot the ...

      osiris.fox - 2013-01-23 02:30

      They are so unshaken that they had to issue a press release! Do you see how stupid your statement is now? You should not be allowed to vote, because it is clear you are not very bright.

      george.frangs - 2013-01-23 07:35

      Do.Not.Feed.The.Troll.

      christiana.vespucci - 2013-01-23 08:21

      Mbongeni old man. The ANC is shaking so freaking much. They even screaming treason to underage children. Shame. You old men are running scared.

      don.frost.581 - 2013-01-23 08:32

      Too stupid to be shaken! Idiots! Cry babies!

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:27

      Why all the fuss from your corrupt party then about an ad? Are they so touchy, or are they being caught out? "The country is being overrun by poverty... while [President] Jacob Zuma is renovating his home,"

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 10:38

      Mbongeni.Masilela. Don't be so sure of that. A drop of water falling on a stone all the time, will make a hole in the end. Trouble is where will you be then?.

  • nyikamn - 2013-01-22 23:47

    Business wise it is bad to mix politics and business especially if the guys you seem to be provoking do have some million followers. Its just what some might call political suicide

      heinrich.etsebeth - 2013-01-23 07:30

      Did you even bother to watch a single one of these adverts? The only advert that has aired to this point makes no mention of any political party. It only highlights the issues that some of the people are struggling with and is meant as a thought provoker. It is meant to make people think of what they have and of how they can help other people. The ANC is pulling the pond from beneath the duck.... again.

      christiana.vespucci - 2013-01-23 08:24

      No. It's called terrorism. Since the "million followers" are called to act upon the those threats.

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:28

      "The country is being overrun by poverty... while [President] Jacob Zuma is renovating his home," Is this treason on FNB or Zuma?

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2013-01-22 23:51

    I agree with FXI

      sibulele.magini - 2013-01-23 01:19

      Me too bhuti fully at that

  • chris.rams.9 - 2013-01-22 23:56

    mayopic and selective comments. u a suffering apartheid malaitis.

  • CharlM.za - 2013-01-22 23:57

    The TRUTH hurts!! That's why the ANC is making such a big kick up about this honest TV ad and now the spine less corrupt criminal ANC wants to censor what we say ! I say screw the ANC we live in a country with Freedom of Speech!!!!

  • wenzeslaus.majola - 2013-01-23 00:00

    Continued blame of the ANC on any matter it calls to question is for most of the time not directed at exposing a wrong but denigrating the image of the ruling party. For all I care using school children to speak on sensitive socio-political issues is very low. FNB, I assume, did not count on the side effects of their project but as good corporate citizens did what they did, pull it out of circulation. Now the very people who've been blaming the ANC link with FNB - eg Zuma loan suddenly accuse it of cowering at ANC's cry for foul. This irritating cheap policking by people and organisations that profess to interest of the nation at heart. To me this is just hypocrisy at its best if not a loud silent lament over the Mangaung outcome

      heinrich.etsebeth - 2013-01-23 07:32

      Did you even bother to watch a single one of these adverts? The only advert that has aired to this point makes no mention of any political party. It only highlights the issues that some of the people are struggling with and is meant as a thought provoker. It is meant to make people think of what they have and of how they can help other people. The ANC is pulling the pond from beneath the duck.... again.

      christiana.vespucci - 2013-01-23 08:28

      Wendy007. Soon you and your likes will be singing. "beast of china, beast of Africa, beast of every land and clime. Herken to my joyful sounding. Of the golden future time" while standing in a queue waiting for your food from the UN.

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:29

      yet the kids are not white in the ad, amazing how you associate that the whites did this.

      mo.matt.14 - 2013-01-23 09:36

      My dear, the ANC is kings of cheap politics and hypocrisy. Not mentioning a problem will not make a problem go away. Is the so called "good image" of your party more important than the problems our children face? They are the ruling party, so here is a lesson in leadership. IT IS ALWAYS YOUR FAULT!! If you cannot take accountability for failures, you should not lead.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-23 10:20

      Wendy, what the hell is "a loud silent lament"? And that's the most understandable bit of the gobbledegook you're vomiting.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 10:43

      Stanley.tshungwane. Where are whites involved?. You don't know what you are talking about. Get a life.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 10:44

      wendy 007. Welcome, you are our first commie troll. It just had to happen.

  • gerasimos.komnenus - 2013-01-23 00:02

    DA Carson once wrote that the worst possible heritage to leave to children is high spiritual pretension and low performance. This is exactly what the ANC has done to its first generation of children under its care. The ANC has taken their own Freedom Charter turned it into a dubious piece of toilet paper and then proceeded to endorse their hypocrisy by performing like pigs around a feeding trough. Can we really take the so called “struggle” seriously if this current regime is the product of that lofty charter or are we more likely to conclude that these are vandals and thieves of the lowest order and hypocrites of the most highest rank?

  • immackenzie - 2013-01-23 00:05

    The government should listen to the people and accept responsibility for there actions or lack thereof.

  • sibulele.magini - 2013-01-23 00:08

    It's very interesting how the ANC is allowing history to repeat itself only this time they are the bad guys instead of the heroes. In the 60's ANC political activists were arrested by apartheid rulers for what they call treason which was basically their heroic attempt to bring an end to apartheid but it was seen as treason by the apartheid evil monsters. Not even 5 decades later, the ANC is doing the same thing labeling the excercising of the right to freedom of speech as treasonous. I love the messages in the videos by these kids as they echo the everyday struggles of ordinary people living in our beloved but directionless nation. These are critical messages of hope which the ANC Should look into instead of bashing and seeing them as an attack. If the ANC could spend more time caring about the people that put them in power instead of tenders, power, money and slate politics. I'm proud of those young learners they are clearly the leaders that will completely liberate our nation and its people from the chains of poverty and colonialisation. The ANC should start acting like a party that operate in a democratic society instead on the autocratic nonsense they want to pull.

      joshua.mcallister.75 - 2013-01-23 00:15

      Well said.

      Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-23 06:47

      Back then SA had some one honest with good intentions that fought for all of us to be free, thank you Madiba, but now it's all about power and money, they won't let your voice free, they won't let the youth's voice be free, long live Madiba but not the ANC

      heinrich.etsebeth - 2013-01-23 07:36

      The ANC would have been better served had they actually endorsed the campaign and worked with FNB to highlight the social problems in the adverts in order to get the peoples co-operation in solving these issues. They are once again only showing their ineptitude... Ineptocracy. Need I say more.

      adrien.mcguire - 2013-01-23 08:57

      @ Sibulele.magini A voice of reason in the wilderness. History always repeats itself and the one thing we learn from history is that we don't learn from history. The ANC started as a revolutionary movement with grand and noble ideas and I think that just about everybody in this country and the world at large were hopeful. This country is a 'Rainbow Nation' because of the people that live here, and no thanks to the ANC/Government , who on a daily basis strive to destroy that concept. I am constantly amazed at how well we are intergrating, despite the efforts of our leaders. On this basis , I believe the people of this amazing country will eventually win, and we will prosper. However, the damage done by the current leaders will take a lot of repairing. History has shown that no freedom movement has ever sucessfully evolved into a real political party, and they have only maintained power through intimidation and military power. I think we are heading that way, don't you? Our fledgeling democracy is being slowly torn from our grasp by the ANC, who will stop at nothing to maintain power.

      Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-23 09:48

      Adrien, words of the wise, good statement, point taken and excepted

  • Mbongeni Masilela - 2013-01-23 00:09

    If there's ever a time to defend ANC, now is the time. A better life for all!

      Ignorance police - 2013-01-23 01:35

      Who is all? All cadres? All black people? All South Africans? All ANC supporters? Qualify your statement. That means explain what you mean.

      ron.samuels.129 - 2013-01-23 02:17

      defend them from what?The truth?

      ricus.wessels.7 - 2013-01-23 02:55

      Damm Mbongeni lol even the children can see whats going on.. How can't you.. If you don't work for the government yet you must apply for a job there, you will fit in nicely with the rest of them..

      Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-23 06:51

      How do you defend corruption, thief's that steel from there people, government that takes the voice of the youth and SA away from them, that's no leaders and I don't follow or support these types of values

      bless.boswell - 2013-01-23 09:21

      I think you need your temperature taken. Or a cateract operation, you definitely cannot see properly!! Do you see hungry children and old people? Do you see the state of our roads? Have you been in a state hospital lately? If yes to any of those questions, how can you support the ANC?

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:30

      Are you defending the corruption in the ANC? Is it treason to point out the faults in the ANC?

      mo.matt.14 - 2013-01-23 09:43

      A better life for all? Yet they threaten CHILDREN who dare speak about their hardships. Also please explain why the ANC is always on the defense?? If they really did care about the children, the poor and the problems, they would do anything to change these kids perception of them. If they cared about the people, they would have said: "We noted your concerns, and we will work hard to make it right for you". If the ANC did their jobs, those kids, who have little to do with politics would have stood up and said: "We are positive about our future. We have good schools, and opportunities. Our government is good and cares for us". But they do not. Why do YOU think that is?

  • tommo.too - 2013-01-23 00:38

    Next time its the FBI that should investigate the ANC. Not the FXI.

      george.frangs - 2013-01-23 07:38

      tdtrent, is that for real!? Not that I'm really surprised....

  • kyle.white.39750 - 2013-01-23 01:13

    Omg lady. Go sleep.

  • kyle.white.39750 - 2013-01-23 01:13

    Really well said.

      Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-23 07:33

      Looks like buti did not look at the movie and history of Sarafina, in a discussion where there is black writing on a white background he still just see black and white, good name mr. White, I know a guy mr. Black, and the question to buti is why black and white?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 10:49

      Buti.thekiso.5. Where do you come from?. Or don't you know?.

  • motleleng - 2013-01-23 01:15

    Their days are numbered, Jesus Christ is coming, can't wait for 2014 general election....

  • david.eccles.182 - 2013-01-23 01:18

    I ask all, why do we still call it a goverment?. Its more of a f**k up

  • kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-01-23 02:25

    Although I admire the message of proactivity of one of the kids where she said that we cannot rely on government we must help ourselves, I am equally annoyed by that notion. What the hell are we paying taxes for? If government is so useless that we have to do everything ourselves because they can't or don't want to do the jobs they get paid to do then we should simply stop paying taxes.

      buti.thekiso.5 - 2013-01-23 07:29

      Kortbroek u started and finish with- extend yo hand to those admiring kids to show

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:32

      buti's face is pictured in the dictionary next to the word "moron"

  • Kaifas.Maja - 2013-01-23 03:12

    Legendary line by Mickey Rourke From His Move "The Immortals" :"Although you might not hear it, your forefathers weep for the future of their bloodlines". People who sacrificed their lives for freedom must be weeping in their graves, People who fought and died for better and equal education and rights, must be weeping in their graves for the future that is ahead for the children.

  • KCorsar - 2013-01-23 03:33

    The ANC and its affiliates have displayed a maturity that of the young men and women that bravely faced the cameras in this campaign from FNB - where each spoke with conviction and passion - elements missing from the ANC leadership. SA is without a true leader, this is demonstrated in their inability after almost 20 years of governing SA - service delivery protests; unabated and unpunished graft from within all corridors of power, local and national. If this campaign strikes a cord within the ANC then best they begin to listen to the youth that really cares and arent in it for the ill gotten gains of political association.

  • piet.boerie - 2013-01-23 04:17

    The new ANC is proving to be weak, corrupt and very intolerant which is a shame considering they bought us liberation and had some real leadership. 20 years majority rule!!! Will these adverts really affect their majority? We all know how the cadres deal with these issues, they shoot to kill as seen in the number of cadres killed since liberation by thier own is now more than the aparthied monster killed.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-23 10:28

      If the ads don't affect their majority, the ANC reaction to the ads should. A ruling party threatened by children and screaming treason? The ANC has no conception of democracy and is unfit to govern.

  • edwin.dinake.1 - 2013-01-23 04:18

    This is the first month of the year but the ANC have already started borring. What about the remaining 11 months?

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2013-01-23 04:32

    It was a slap in the anc's face to hear the sensible views of some educated children. Typical reaction by the anc, instead of embracing the concerns of the children they attack the entity that helped express the views.

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-01-23 04:34

    If the ANC win the next election with a two-thirds majority and re-take the WC then there is no hope for this country and I will pack my bags. 2014 will be a watershed year for SA

  • Chris - 2013-01-23 04:34

    Germany 1938

      george.frangs - 2013-01-23 07:40

      Scary thought.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-23 10:52

      Chris. Do you think they know about Cyclon B?.

  • Prince Kgwale - 2013-01-23 04:41

    They already feel the heat, The ANC we have today don't want to listen to anybody. They forced corrupt leaders to stay in power to further their own interests. They're bunch of unqualified cadres without vision. How can you debate on an advert when ppl r loosing lives at Zamdel. Just like Marikana n De dorens. My vote will go to any party but not ANC.

  • ian.flack2 - 2013-01-23 04:56

    Cowards and bully-boys.......

  • shyguyhr - 2013-01-23 04:59

    Dear voters....lets vote FNB

  • B.b. - 2013-01-23 05:15

    I'm so saddened by these cheap campaigns against ANC. The ANC has got so many channels to get the people's demands not through FNB. Is FNB becoming a political party?

      gary.doyle.520 - 2013-01-23 06:29

      Wake up

      george.frangs - 2013-01-23 07:41

      Let me translate this for you guys :"Derpderpderpdederp herptyderpderpdederp deherptyderpderpderp."

      Killbot79 - 2013-01-23 09:32

      defending the right to corruption are you?

      mo.matt.14 - 2013-01-23 09:49

      Please name a few of these channels, and while you are at it, please give some examples of these channels that actually worked and actually made a difference? How is this ad political. The problems we face as a nation is not political, they are real, and has been caused by politics. By not pointing them out, and pretending everything is hunky dory will NOT make problems disappear. Why are there so many protests if there were "so many channels" to hear the people?

  • Almal Se Pel - 2013-01-23 05:16

    Fnb takes some money from me 4 services, the anc takes more 4 nothing! Double standards, Heartless dictators rule Africa...

  • hein.huyser - 2013-01-23 05:20

    Truth hurts. Luckily, like the apartheid dictators, the anc will not listen till it is too late. Long time overdue to replace this bunch of racists with a party and people that stands for democracy. This is not Russia, China or any other despot African crappy society, this is South Africa, we have a constitutional voice guaranteed and will never allow the anc or any Communist to silence our voices. Never again South Africa needs to unite against dictatorship

  • steven.k.stroker - 2013-01-23 05:24

    Not ANC Government that rules The Country anymore Its Zuma's Government And Hes One Wife Away From Officially Becoming A Dicktator.I Hate him!!

      george.frangs - 2013-01-23 07:41

      Nailed it.

  • michael.moolman.7 - 2013-01-23 05:47

    Well well, don't we have a storm in a tea cup here. If I apply our constitution as a yardstick to this issue. The government (by there comments)have been weighed, measured and found wanting...

  • bcluley - 2013-01-23 05:51

    Honestly.how can anyone vote for anc.seriously they are so corrupt,racist and uselesssssssss.

  • Ddatruth - 2013-01-23 05:53

    Our presidency we are reaching a year of anarchy while u worried about fnb or are we to blind to see

  • vicharms - 2013-01-23 05:55

    Anc scared of the truth!

  • Coda - 2013-01-23 05:57

    We should be pleased that our children are being educated and learning to think for themselves - the ANC calls it treason - but it is TRUTH. The truth hurts the ANC because Zuma and his cronies KNOW THAT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS WRONG

  • Erna - 2013-01-23 05:58

    We all know the anc cannot tolerate constructive criticism and debate. The only criticism they understand is violent protest. The hooligans got their way in Sasolburg but the government still hasn't commented on it. Yet they threaten FNB.

  • Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-23 05:58

    It shows clearly that the people of SA got no more say, there is no freedom of speech. ANC leads freedom of speech only if it makes them look good but when SA citizens want to say something then it's treason, How free do we feel?

  • raymond.kok3 - 2013-01-23 06:00

    the chickens has come home to roost you cannot plug the dam wall it will burst some time soon

  • Ren - 2013-01-23 06:01

    The cANCer was voted in by the majority so now deal with it and stop b@tchin about it

  • NickFort - 2013-01-23 06:01

    The ANC don't like the fact that even the children can see the corruption in the ruling party

  • Gideon.Viljoen - 2013-01-23 06:06

    ANC and government is attacking the voices of the youth, why because they are children and got no use for them when it's time for voting? Children and youth usually say it as it is and what they said is the truth, the government can't handle the truth