Cops say no to ANCYL's Union Buildings night vigil

2011-10-25 20:01

Johannesburg - The Tshwane metro police have denied the ANC Youth League permission to hold a night vigil outside the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday.

Tshwane metro spokesperson Console Tleane said this was decided at a meeting with the convenors of the march, the metro police, the SA Police Service, the Tshwane emergeny services and the presidency on Tuesday.

"The presidency declined the request for the league to hold a vigil on Thursday night at the Union Buildings South Lawns, citing the fact that the Union Buildings is a national key point," Tleane said in a statement.

However, permission was granted for the African National Congress Youth League to march to the Union Buildings on Friday morning to hand a memorandum to the presidency.

The ANCYL had planned to stage its "economic freedom" march from Johannesburg to Pretoria to highlight the plight of the poor on Thursday, hold a night vigil on Thursday evening, and then present the memorandum on Friday morning.

ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu was not immediately available for comment on Tuesday evening.

  • Levett - 2011-10-25 20:07

    They not even allowed to sit on the grass at the union buildings but they want to claim 90% of the land in SA LOL

      Thouca - 2011-10-25 20:11

      agreed...come on jz, u r on a just klap this jujuchop finished pls.....

      Alien42063 - 2011-10-25 20:20

      I am Liberal, and under normal circumstances I would be outraged that people are not allowed to have a peaceful night vigil at Landmark like the Union Buildings...but considering it's the ANCYL, this is an exception. Better not allow them there or they might burn down a part of our heritage!

  • Vusi - 2011-10-25 20:12

    It amazes me that the Big Wigs of the ANC are falling for all of this. But this is what we have come to expect of the ANC, a toothless organisation which has become a mere shadow of what they once stood for and frighted for. Now the tail wags the dog!

      Azande - 2011-10-25 21:23

      Its a fact that the tail is wagging the dog in the ANC. Politics are about power and in a democratic state, power is determined by the number of masses that buys in your story. whether yo story is crap or good is another. Malema is powerful period, whether righfully or dangerously is another.

      Dave - 2011-10-26 05:04

      Well said Vusi, i agree 100%, and just under the tail is an ars#ole ,Juju who is trying to hijack the country for his own get rich personal agenda, he represent the poor when the poor are paying for his life style. This government started well and did a good job but you only have to look at the corruption now and go into any goverment offices at any level and see how the hard won dream is being squandered.

  • colin.dovey - 2011-10-25 20:13

    If this bunch of layabouts applied as much ENERGY to actually WORKING in the day, as they do to political posturing at night, perhaps, just perhaps they would make a difference to SA. Trouble is, they seem to think that political diatribe more important than producing the goods,

  • eric.vanvuuren - 2011-10-25 20:15

    They are going to try and steal your country by force while you sleep Comrade Don'atello

  • duettists - 2011-10-25 20:22

    Instead of holding a vigil and marching, members of the ANCYL preparing for matric and university examinations should be studying. I think it is inconsiderate to hold a vigil and march at this time when everyone should be in exam mode.

      Vusi - 2011-10-25 20:26

      @duettist. Don't worry about their exams. None of them are at university. The ones at university have a bit more brains than run after Malema and his cause! He has gathered all the apprentice car washers in Sunnyside to march!

  • Marlyn - 2011-10-25 20:31


      mpoovalingam - 2011-10-25 22:57

      very well said

  • Hermann - 2011-10-25 20:40

    Oh well, not being employed they have nothing else to do but march in poverty following the rich kid and lapping the trash he spews out.

  • Jacques - 2011-10-25 20:45

    I was a little disconcerted with what Malema said when he was quoted as saying ''it's not uhuru yet''. Now, I'm not one to be all paranoid, but when the ANC starts denying him his ''freedom'', when will he finally go ballistic?

  • Azande - 2011-10-25 21:16

    Malema has a chic way of playing with people's emotions and after that using them to fight his selfish battles. This strategy has been used by ANC in very poor areas such as former Transkei where poverty is alive and clearly visible. They would go to these poor uneducated people before the elections, give out food parcels and flood them with promises. After elections they will be nowhere to be found. Malema sings for th poor while having wealth that is more than R30 Million to himself alone. Bear in mind all the wealth generated in less than five years. Mhmm even a twat can see that something is wrong here. He preaches Nationalization and he knows that he is amongst the few fatcaats that will dig much personally in those mines. Why does Malema decline a position in government? He knows exactly that his control of state resources will be limited and regulated by acts such PFMA etc. He will have to declare a lot of his financial dealings as soon as he assumes that duty. Clever Malema, yet very dumb prosper lives of the poor.

      nmabuyakhulu - 2011-10-26 14:53

      well, that sounds more like the Mighty, yet dead Cope

      Robi - 2011-10-26 15:53

      Azande, when a black man accumulates wealth, always a suspect.Think twice boss, in democracry only the rich people voices can raise issues. Attend meeting for taxi bosses then you will understand what I mean. When you raise any issues, they want to know number of taxis you own.Same goes when addressing issues of the country, If you are poor, deserves not to be heard. For example have you ever heard of Sandton community protesting for service delivery?. How many poor people service delivery protests addressed issues raised? Non. That is democracy boss, apply your thinking correctly.It is not ending there,If you can start your business or build a house equal to Sandton houses in township,the police are informed to investigate you. So, fellow black south africans, lets change misconception about other black people until we have hard evidence.

      Azande - 2011-10-26 20:51

      @nmabuyakhulu, i respect yo view, just for yo own info, I'm a member of ANC. Very much in support of our policies but extremely against corruption and capitalist tendencies that the new leadership is adopting which includes detrimental factors such as jealousy of each other, mistrust and greed. It is a fact that Malema organised this rally just to test and affirm that his power and support from masses is still intact, unfortunately in the guise of economic freedom. Hypocricy is my problem especially if done at the expense of poor people. If u can’t see that, well there’s nothing I can say. @Robi, quick accumulation of wealth will always be suspicious if it holds no grounds of justification, and that does not have color of a skin. Yo insinuation that my comment is based on the fact that Malema is black, is flawed and holds no facts. There is indeed no need to protest for service delivery if you stay in Sandton, why really would you? Perhaps for load shedding, I cannot think of any other reason. So in essence, we need to listen to what a person says about a subject not what might have caused him to say what he said……to avoid MISCONCEPTION.

  • Barry - 2011-10-25 21:46

    Malema. A man of the people.

  • TheRock - 2011-10-26 06:05

    Let me highlight the plight of the poor....they're poor 'cos they sit on their arses doing f-all all day. If you want economic freedom then get off your arses and find a job. We don't give a sh1t about your plight. Also, stop reproducing like rabbits if you can't afford to have kids.

  • Karoo - 2011-10-26 06:36

    Why not? Let them stuff up our beloved country quickly then we can start re-building again. Give them rope to hang themselves. Politics is a joke and Zuma is the main clown that uses the ANC YL as his puppets. I do not believe that Zuma allow Malletjie to do all these things on his own - he is acting on orders from above.

  • Gerald - 2011-10-26 06:44

    The march is from Beyers Naude square to Chamber of Mines Bldg then to Stock Exchange in Sandton nad then to Union Buildings in Pretoria right. Just how long do the idiots in ANCYL think it is going to take. about 60 kilometres at walking pace of 4kph without any stops = 15 yes 15 hours. ancyl night vigil will not be at Union Buildings it will be in Midrand. Oops no KFC or Chicken Licken on the way also NO TOILETS.

      Marion - 2011-10-26 10:09

      ... they aren't walking... they're going by bus / taxi... mainly 'cos their leaders can't think on their feet and need to give their brains a rest...

  • Malcolm - 2011-10-26 07:12

    Looks like rain in JHB/Pretoria area for Friday. I hope we get good TV coverage of these wet mongrels dancing in the rain. If we get live TV coverage, I may either bring a TV in to work, or take the day off to watch the spectacle. Best I stock up with cold beer and snacks. Its all good.

      Sganja - 2011-10-26 07:51

      We are not mongrels we are economic fighters, whether is raining or not we are going to march. Cops won't stop us.

      Gerald - 2011-10-26 08:41

      Sganja the economy was fine before you morons stuffed it up.your brudders and sistas now want economic freedom, freedom from what. Just to inform you that GOVERNMENT through the budget has just capped salary increases for government employees at 5%. Nationalising mines makes mineworkers government employees(NUMSA will be happy). You say Cops won't stop you why you going to break the law? lets see you walk from Beyers Naude square all the waqy to Union Buildings. Understand a march means that you lot walk on an orderly fashion in rows say 10 abreast. bet you that you lot cannot do that. When you were made and was told brains this way you thought trains and ran to the station

      Marion - 2011-10-26 10:21

      @Malcolm... I am no supporter of the ANCYL but I think it is unacceptable to keep referring to its supporters as mongrels, which is defined as being a dog of no definable type or breed. The supporters are being led up the garden path by their noses. Just this morning the deputy president of the ANCYL, on etv, was raising expectations by saying that the mines do not allow the labourers underground to progress to middle management, CEO positions etc., Through ANCYL rhetoric those poor people who slave away underground will no doubt believe that they have a shot at those jobs if the mines are nationalised, even though they don't have the education to do the jobs. That is how the ANCYL gets support for its outlandish ideas... misleading people. All those people who are misled are not mongrels and do not deserve to be called mongrels.

      Geoff - 2011-10-26 10:59

      I have heard that office workers on the route are stocking up with water bombs and garbage to rain down on the parade - maybe worth watching on TV after all.

      Marion - 2011-10-26 11:05

      @Geoff... then the ANCYL cannot be blamed for the 'march' becoming violent can it?

      Sganja - 2011-10-26 11:11

      Marion I like your thinking, you seem to be an inspiring person.keep it up...

  • Malcolm - 2011-10-26 08:35

    Sganja, Dont forget to queue with the other mongrels to collect your economically free Kentucky, coco-cola and ANCYL tee shirt. This is the only economic FREEEEEdom you will achieve from your march. Julius is full of false promise, to help him achieve his own pesonal wealth and freedom. You and the rest of the ANCYL puppy mongrels are mere pawns in the chess game that Julius is playing and winning with you. Print this comment out,frame it and read it in ten years time. We will see who can more accurately predict the future of our youth. You, or me.

  • Tiaan - 2011-10-26 09:58

    Let them riot we as taxpayers will clean up afterwards.

  • matete.k.seshwene - 2011-10-26 11:28

    I used to love you Juju. That's all i'm going to say. M'shower-lozi is fired up right so....

  • Ingrid - 2011-10-26 14:45

    What have these people done to build this country, yet they want everything for free. Whatever happened to hard work to earn this right. And whatever happened to the disciplinary hearings of their leader. To my understanding one is suspended until the hearings are over and judgement has been handed. It's beyond me that the elders of the ANC stand by and shut their eyes to what is going on here. What the hell and whom are these elders so afraid of. Discipline it seems has flown out of the window or rather to the wind. What a load of bollocks.

  • Cheryl - 2011-10-26 17:46

    Youth need to be in bed by eight.....

  • John - 2011-10-26 21:06

    In 1993 3 top South African communists went to Russia ( not USSR anymore ) and were told that the central control economy of Stalin did not work. The "national democratic revolution" (NDR) central control of the economy of Julius Malema DOES NOT WORK.

  • John - 2011-10-26 21:09

    I also have the right to march! Down the tollgates! Out the tollgates!

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