ANCWL condemns sushi on women's bodies

2011-02-01 17:29

Johannesburg - The ANC Women's League on Tuesday condemned the serving of sushi on the bodies of half-naked women.

"This is an insult to the principles and values that the ANC stands for," said spokesperson Edna Molewa.

"It is a blatant attempt to undermine the selfless sacrifices made by all those who fought for the emancipation and respect of women in our country," she said.

The organisation viewed the practice an attack on the dignity of women.

"We are appalled by this derogatory act... We cannot allow such an insulting act or anyone trying to associate it with the ANC."

The statement followed reports on the pre-opening of the Cape Town nightclub ZAR, owned by businessman Kenny Kunene.

At a similar party in Johannesburg last year, sushi was served off women's scantily-clad bodies.

The Times reported that the Cape Town bash featured bikini-clad women with sushi arranged on their bodies lying on the bonnets of luxury cars.

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was quoted as saying at the party: "Helen Zille will not close ZAR at 02:00, like she does other nightclubs in Cape Town. The ANC owns ZAR and we will party until the morning."

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe distanced the party from Malema's comments.

"The ANC is not into nightclubs or partying, but is a revolutionary movement," he said in a statement.

  • George - 2011-02-01 17:38

    why cant ANCWL also condemns prostitution. those women whose bodies serve as sushi plated are working models. ANCWL and COSATU should not try and dictate their tribal morality on the modern world. will the ANCWL hire those sushi models. ANCWL league never condemns women who parade naked on beauty contests to earn modelling contracts. hypocrites

      Magoleng Selepe - 2011-02-01 18:41

      My dear George debauchery by any other name is and will always remain debauchery. what is going on at the so-called ZAR is a shame and all right thinking and proud South Africans should denounce this. However my biggest disappointment is with the editors who allow this rubbish as news. What is so newsworthy about a former jailbird flaunting his ill-gotten money. which by the way he will soon not have.PS what happened to Mthembu ala Khanyisile Mbau. How soon we forget!!!!!!!

      63Starlight - 2011-02-02 10:45

      In part I agree with you George. BUT I can assure you those women lying in bikinis had a choice. I used to say no to any risque assignments and I needed the money to pay for my drama classes, so full blame cannot be laid at anyone's door. I would also like to point out to Julius Malema, 02.00am is morning so ja, he would have partied till morning. If he is such an embarrassment to the ANC, why don't they fire him and excommunicate him from the party? He serves their purpose. They want to nationalise the mines and used him to test public waters and judging the results are now taking steps. It all smacks of cover up and lying to the public.

  • BrettPresent - 2011-02-01 17:42

    really? firstly, get a life - there are people in the world who take their clothes off for money, and having sushi served this way is merely another example of that. secondly, is there ANYTHING the ANC's various factions actually agree in (and I mean REALLY agree on rather than the usual "we are united in the common cause" rhetorical bullshit that pollutes our airwaves). thirdly, julius you self-righteous cock, if the law states that a club must close at 2:00am (regardless of whether the general public actually agrees with it) then the law must be obeyed, not so? oh wait, there is a whole different set of laws for you and your jumped-up, falsely-monied, hypocritical idiot friends and comrades...

  • maseratifitt - 2011-02-01 17:48

    Any good woman will condemn this! The body heat warms up the sushi and then it is just a heap of bacteria. - 2011-02-01 19:22

      ugh! and yuck! just the thought of the bacteria....

  • Pod - 2011-02-01 17:53

    I think the nouveau riche have mistaken excess for culture. Hopefully women can reign them in, but somehow I think not. It's a mans world after all. Sadly Malema is the new man's shining light.

  • Mundu - 2011-02-01 17:55

    The ANC club should have only used women from the ANCWL to eat off....I just vomited a little in my mouth thinking of it.

      Vlooi - 2011-02-01 18:16

      "lying on the bonnets of luxury cars" unfortunately disqualified them.

      63Starlight - 2011-02-02 10:47

      That is disgusting and uncalled for. Show respect for women, you cretin. How dare you insult ladies..... where the hell were you brought up, excuse the pun probably all over the kitchen floor.

  • burtfred - 2011-02-01 17:57

    I agree that eating sushi, or anything else off a womans body in an open public place is degrading not only to women, but also to the person doing the eating. The charming chaps currently doing this - Kenny and Jules, are doing it to demonstrate to the world how important they are. The young lady acting as the platter cannot possibly feel comfortable about the situation if she has any self-respect. Sensual eating off other peoples' bodies should be reserved for a private place between two consenting adults.

  • Garden_Route - 2011-02-01 18:03

    Yeah but they supported Zuma during his rape case - so the ANCWL is too stupid to know what they stand for.

  • Sanity_Check - 2011-02-01 18:07

    Julius Malema is a great example to the youth of SA.....

      Magoleng Selepe - 2011-02-01 18:27

      No sanity check. Just as much as Malema, like all of us , has a right to freedom of expression it is not right to attack him on every front. The youth of South Africa have outstanding members amongst them. Painting all youth with the same brush sadly shows a lack of understanding of contemporary politics and power play in South Africa. On the other hand, maybe we deserve the rubbish that is served on us daily by the print media. We, as a society, have become classic gullible morons who devour anything and everything the media feeds us.When is Southh Africa ever going to demand news which are worthy of the exiting times we are now experiencing instead of the daily rubbish of Malema, Khanisile Mbau, Crous the cow and now Kunene whoseems to be the new kid on the cannon fodder train. Wake up Sanity check you are being duped. by Magoleng

      william.botha - 2011-02-01 18:50

      I won't fall for that one.

      Bobbi T - 2011-02-01 18:54

      a great example - so great words escape me! - 2011-02-01 19:27

      malema sets himself up for attack on every front! big mouth that he is.....!

      Bill - 2011-02-01 21:03

      Really! God help South Africa then!

  • Proffie - 2011-02-01 18:30

    I wonder if body chocolate was offered for dessert?

  • william.botha - 2011-02-01 18:31

    I wouldn't.

      Nico - 2011-02-01 21:29

      Neither would I..........

  • Steve - 2011-02-01 18:34

    My question is- what did the fish smell like?

      Robnob - 2011-02-01 18:43

      Smells like fish, tastes like chicken....I bet u dont know what JuliASS has been licking!

  • Nico - 2011-02-01 18:41

    This ZAR club. Seems to me they are longing back to the Zuid Afrikaans Republic.

  • greg - 2011-02-01 18:47

    Now maybe they should have used chicken...

  • Skottie - 2011-02-01 18:59

    So Malema declares publically that he does not and will not adhere to SA law.

  • JohanvanE - 2011-02-01 19:46

    I wonder what our grandfather Madiba thinks about all this...... and these are Zuma's puppets...... remember the ANCWL supported these a@holes when the chips were down @ Polokwane?!?!? Your chickens have come home to roost

  • Macho Mike - 2011-02-01 19:53

    Eish, something fishy going on here. Thought this might be a red herring, but looks like a Dynamite Roll.

  • Desertrat - 2011-02-01 22:45

    It's absolutely disgusting, that filth like the vermin Malema laughs and jokes at the female physic, even in the disgusting Zuma saga, and gets away with it AGAIN! Somthing, HAS, to be done with this racist, sexist, vermin!

  • Bill Xhosa - 2011-02-02 01:17

    For me the shocking part isn't sushi served off of semi-clad attractive women but the fact that A) it is so public and turned into a media event and B) that high profile political party members let themselves be publicly associated with it. In a developed country when and if something like this occurs it would be behind closed doors with people that keep their mouths shut. Otherwise it would be political suicide. But SA is a whole other place. Personally I would love to eat sushi (privately) off of semi-clad attractive women. And the colour of the serving dish wouldn't even matter to me but unfortunately my wife and my wallet are stopping anything like that occurring. Unless my wife becomes the serving platter. Hmmm

  • Crispy_Duck - 2011-02-02 07:26

    Now if only they could condemn eating bucket loads of KFC....

  • chockstar - 2011-02-02 09:28

    The ANC is not into nightclubs or partying, but is a revolutionary movement,"... funny, I thought they were the government. Can you still be a revolutionary when you actually now wield the power?

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