Beware of opposition - Mchunu

2012-11-17 19:40

Durban - The ANC must beware of opposition parties, KwaZulu-Natal provincial executive committee (PEC) member Senzo Mchunu said on Saturday.

"We must watch every political change on the ground... one of those is the number of blue [Democratic Alliance] shirts in the townships," he said.

"I don't think it’s something that we can ignore."

Mchunu was addressing hundreds of delegates attending the ANC eThekwini region's general council at the Durban University of Technology’s ML Sultan Campus.

"As the ANC in eThekwini we should be interested in things that make people change from black, green and yellow to blue and white," he said.

‘I’m not worried about Zille’

Mchunu said the opposition was looking for any issue that would make them popular at the 2014 elections.

"I'm not worried about [Helen] Zille but beware of how the blue shirts play politics," he said.

The eThekwini ANC decided on Saturday to back President Jacob Zuma for a second term at the ANC's national elective conference in Mangaung in December.

The region named businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, to take over as deputy president from Kgalema Motlanthe.

Motlanthe is at the top of several regions' lists for president, but has not yet revealed whether he would accept the nomination.

100% Zuma

The region wanted to retain Gwede Mantashe as general secretary and Baleka Mbete as chairperson.

Jessie Duarte was named to take over as deputy secretary general, while KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize was named treasurer general.

Regional secretary Bheki Ntshangase said eThekwini held 96 out of 103 successful branch general meetings.

Hundreds of African National Congress delegates at the eThekwini general council wore yellow and green T-shirts bearing the face of Zuma and carrying the words "100% Zuma".

The region is the ANC's biggest, with over 100 branches and more than 90 000 members.
KwaZulu-Natal is also Zuma's home province.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-17 19:44

    How observant ... yes... there is a no vote of confidence in Zuma and all the time the ANC clutches at him the more & quicker the ANC titanic is sinking. People of just totally fed up with all the reason in the world!

      danie.strydom.7 - 2012-11-17 19:46

      You keep on watching but you can't come in ...

      NickvanGraan - 2012-11-17 19:46

      That is why they are pushing for Zuma, because he is weak and tainted allows all the other opportunists to get closer to the feeding trough.

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2012-11-17 19:49

      cANCer you need to watch your corrupted tax thief Jacob Zuma. He is the on destroying the county and divided the people. He will never-ever in his life be remember like the one and only person that can unite. Mr Nelson Mandela. I salute you !!!

      rowan.clark.10 - 2012-11-17 20:32

      The amount of criticism that he has received they should be concerned as he may be good for some(rubbing up) but not good for all .

      narike.lintvelt.9 - 2012-11-17 21:34

      I have created a petition supporting SA's opposition parties' motion of no confidence in Pres Zuma. Please take the time to sign this and pass it on. Thank you.

      scouter.fourone - 2012-11-18 08:06

      Seems like the ANC have designs on derailing the Blue Train - isn't it an offence to interfere with a national asset?

  • SharonE - 2012-11-17 19:44

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Enter: DIE BLOU GEVAAR Sound Great!!!!!!!!

  • nel.westhuizen - 2012-11-17 19:48

    I think you should be worried about the Blue Shirts...very worried...

      Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-11-17 23:27

      He's such a "CLEVER BLACK" must be under close observation by the teenieweenie mashini'yam boys! whats that name again? Senzo Mchunu? there's a space for him somewhere - wont hazard a guess where but somewhere.

  • matusowsky - 2012-11-17 19:51

    Their days in power are numbered. They fear the DA and thus simply want to make it look lookmlike they do not fear us. The days are over where the ANC can just expect to win or simply pass over an election as a simple formality. Viva DA viva!

      nomakunene - 2012-11-17 22:42

      You wish. Our movement is here to stay.VIVA MSHOLOZI VIVA! DA keep on dreaming. ANC is the movement of the . people of South Africa.

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-11-18 02:17

      I think the great majority of South Africans have a "movement" at least once a day. *chuckling*

      matthew.patrick.925 - 2012-11-18 10:28

      If you're referring to the anti-Apartheid movement, that's done, in case you didn't get the memo. If it's the economic freedom 'movement' you speak of then you should first seek intellectual freedom and since so many uneducated and underqualified government officials have gained wealth from looting State coffers they won't give a damn about your intellectual or economic freedom.

  • coenraad.vaneeden.5 - 2012-11-17 19:56

    I have said along time ago that the DA will do very well in2014 GO DA we want to live in peace

  • raymond.dick.12 - 2012-11-17 19:57

    A very astute man.

  • retha.vosloo.5 - 2012-11-17 19:59

    I think this guy is much too 'clever' for ANC. He doesn't belong there!

  • edwin.phadu - 2012-11-17 20:01

    Please dont kill them if they dont support your views this is a free country, they have a right of association, your statement is alarming Senzo, I just hope your members on the ground wont interpret your statement otherwise.

      cathy.dejongh.5 - 2012-11-17 20:10


      scouter.fourone - 2012-11-18 00:35

      Quite right Edwin, that's the way I read his remarks. There is an 'African speak' undertone there that screams out 'be vigilant & silence the blue shirts' .......

      pws69 - 2012-11-18 08:44

      Exactly Edwin. It is a call to action to remove the "blue shirts".

      mlungisi.magada - 2012-11-18 12:23

      Come on Edwin,this is Senzo you're talking about.That statement is simply says that some other party is gaining ground in ANC territory.Stop being a drama queen.Senzo is one of very few sensible people withiN the ANC in KZN.

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-11-17 20:05

    Correct watch the space !!!!!!!

  • victor.mokalolise - 2012-11-17 20:14

    I'm black! And believe one party state doesn't work, its time we held people accountable. Gone are the days were we will be reminded about our past, we will never go back as we have as solid constitution, ANC must stop playing with peoples emotions and start delivering, period!!!

  • Skhumbembe - 2012-11-17 20:23

    the only way to ensure that blue t-shirts stay away from t/ships is simple. Deliver on your promise stop corruption, crime, improve education and be proactive in labour issues b4 even Marikana wouldn't happened if your hearts were on d people not d money.

  • mshiniboys - 2012-11-17 20:28

    I am woried about the violent behaviour used by the ANC these day.I hope they do not mean to shoot top members of othe parties like they do their own powerful members.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-17 20:38

    Rooi gevaar, swart gevaar, wit gevaar, nou het ons blou gevaar. ANC is net bangbroeke, die Madam gaan hulle n warm klap gee ne?

  • maphuti.mphulo - 2012-11-17 20:42

    zuma is good in dancing not as leader.look at education in limpopo and justice system is a joke

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2012-11-17 23:51

      Blame the president for everything ey: I agree with you Zuma is useless just look at a fool called maphuti that he fought for his right to freedom of expression

  • Dumile Leta - 2012-11-17 20:47

    Come on Mr Mchunu you are not worried about Helen Zille,but worried by the blue T,shirt she stand for,that's plain egotistic and arrogance

  • enockvongani.maluleke - 2012-11-17 20:54

    Dont you worry Senzo, i will be voting for DA while wearing the ANC T-shirt.I am tired of being led by tax consumers.

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-11-18 02:23

      Very sad that you have to do that Enock. Wouldn't surprise me though if a lot of people are thinking that way. We'll know one way or the other when we see the results in 2014.

      emile.marais - 2012-11-18 14:55


  • elsbeth.verhoeven - 2012-11-17 21:01

    Running scared?

  • esau.banyane - 2012-11-17 21:04

    U hav bn shown the glimps of the future, correct DA is the future of SA the Mille nium is in 2014, Viva DA Viva''.

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-11-17 21:15

    Yes and opposition does not necessarily imply the DA! It's an opposition of corrupt ANC deployed incompetent fat cats VS a politically exploited population!

  • Martha1234 - 2012-11-17 21:16

    Oh, beware of people who care about you instead of how much money they can get out if you!

  • john.thabethe.7 - 2012-11-17 21:26

    ANC intimidated? DA must be doing something right, keep it up DA.

  • mzuvumile.g.mnqanqeni - 2012-11-17 21:35

    Please we heard enough of this regime of lies and distortion of our history.

  • Prince Bird - 2012-11-17 21:43

    ANC's worst weakest link is II term you're preaching for Zuma. Put him in blue shirts will turn into votes,come 2014.

      Paul Mphap - 2012-11-17 23:08

      well said Prince....let him serve his second term they're talking about...come national election...DA all they way!!!

  • tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-17 21:43

    i agree SenZo. I was down in Cape Town recently. the way the blue shirts are playing politics is really upsetting. The whole bloody place is clean and the deliberately look after the the infrastructure too score cheap political points. I walked around Cape Town CBD 23h00 at night and I also pondered about the the leadership deficiencies of the blue shirts. I think they have contacts in the underworld. with so little crime surely they need the help of the criminals.

      Stephan van Wyk - 2012-11-17 21:56

      you are in denial

      emile.marais - 2012-11-18 14:58

      Cape Town CBD is not Cape Town. I'll say the DA did a good job the day informal settlements are a relic of another time and the last gangster gets locked up. Until then, work in progress.

  • mike.clery - 2012-11-17 21:47

    "We must watch every political change on the ground... one of those is the number of blue [Democratic Alliance] shirts in the townships ... I don't think it’s something that we can ignore." That sounds very much like a threat to me, given the intolerance of ANC supporters.

      gerrit.v.heerden - 2012-11-17 22:13

      Stefan idiot troll.

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-11-18 02:26

      I'll second that Gerrit.

      emile.marais - 2012-11-18 14:59

      Don't think God gives a damn either way, right or wrong.

  • dewaldt.duplessis.5 - 2012-11-17 22:12

    With the iron ladies of the DA: Helen Zille,Lindiwe Mazimbuko and Patricia de Lille the ANC is definitely going to cry in their hands. The DA has true leaders for the whole of SA not just a select few. The DA grows stronger each and every day. The ANC is loosing ground very rapidly. Viva DA Viva!

      manqoba.zulu.54 - 2012-11-17 23:38

      Ha ha leave the three Madams name five Kzn DA leaders for me, I bet you you will say Mchunu and won't be able to give me more, in the anc we have Zweli Mkhize, Senzo Mchunu. Wilies Mchunu. Bheki Cele, Nomusa Dube the list goes on, these are not rent a leader but leaders that can easily make it as national Leaders

      sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-11-18 08:49

      Mazimbuko he?

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-18 12:44

      Manqoba.zulu.54. How much do they pay you to remain silly?. Last I read Bheki Cele was in hot water. One thing, you people remain loyal to the fat cats who don't give a damn about you. How long is your nose?.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-11-18 00:38

    AmaBLUEBLUE ! Viva DA viva !

  • shavhanieric.netshifhefhe - 2012-11-18 04:12

    Zuma president,Ramaphosa deputy will see more bloody strikes in the mining industry.

  • peter.jordaan.5 - 2012-11-18 06:32

    Running scared already?

  • callie.cilliers - 2012-11-18 06:34

    I honestly believe it will be good for the country to have Zuma for four more years as president of this country.The A N C will be in tatters at that stage and a new opposition will then be well placed to take over the government.

  • guruswiz - 2012-11-18 06:45

    I really shocked that City Press found out that he don't have a bond, but he lied in Parliament.

  • uzziphathele.tshabalala - 2012-11-18 07:19

    ANC!!!!! keep Zuma,n u will lose votes woza 2014

      moloko.maitja - 2012-11-18 07:53

      I think we should give another partie to lead the country i think its about time we have some change wich we didnt \have\ in the past 2 years

  • Andrew Petersen - 2012-11-18 09:44

    Why is it always about Zille and Zuma and not other parties?

      Mazwi Biyase - 2012-11-18 11:16

      I have been asking myself that question too

      alex.marshall.944023 - 2012-11-18 16:13

      Ummmm, she is the leader of the main opposition party?

  • altus.kirsten - 2012-11-18 09:51

    Peep, peep, peep........BOOM!

  • Mazwi Biyase - 2012-11-18 11:25

    I think it is wrong to say a person is corrupt before it is proven by the court, if today I open a case on you on any basis, that doesn't necessary means you are corrupt. Let use facts not feelings when we comment.

      tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-18 12:24

      If only someone can get the man in court it will be proved.

  • jackbongani.phala - 2012-11-18 12:33

    senzo mchunu and vavi seems to be the only ones who realize the rise of DA.the rest are still deeping their stupid heads in money bag.they want zuma because under his leadership corruption is to all those who are sick and tired of anc,lets go and multiply the colour,green and white.stop protest because you destroy what we have,lets look for a party that will add.

  • jackbongani.phala - 2012-11-18 12:35

    mr senzo mchunu lets go increase green and white.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-18 12:36

    Blue shirts starting to be noticed?. What about all those without the shirts who also vote DA?. I am not worried about Helen Zille said the man. What a liar.

  • storm.trooper.125 - 2012-11-18 13:22

    OFC the zulus want a zulu on the stoep..

  • emile.marais - 2012-11-18 14:52

    Beware the opposition! Die Wit Gevaar is hier in ons tuiste! LOL gotta love politics.

  • eddie.debeer1 - 2012-11-18 18:06

    Nomakune you are a good example of the blind faith you have in a party despite evidence of corruption, mismanagement etc.

  • NKAISANA - 2012-11-19 16:43

    Tribalist again elect their fellow tribalist Zum,Liar,those who elect Zuma are looking for Ministerial post

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