DA eyes Gauteng, Northern Cape

2012-06-09 22:20

Polokwane - The Democratic Alliance are confident that they will snatch two more provinces from the ruling African National Congress in the coming general elections, leader Helen Zille said.

Recent results were encouraging that the DA would snatch Gauteng and the Northern Cape from the ANC, Zille said speaking in Polokwane during the party's provincial elective congress.

"People who do not learn from history are bound to repeat the same mistakes, and will make a big mistake if we feel that we are superior and incapable of making the same mistake that the ANC made."

Zille said the ANC's mistake started in 2007 by the Polokwane conference where President Jacob Zuma was elected. She said the outcome of the election was a fast route and shortcut to the fall of the ANC.

It would be a mistake if the DA don't learn from the ANC's failures and if the DA think it is superior and incapable of making mistakes, said Zille.

Zille added that the DA is working on taking over the provinces and said people had become disillusioned with corruption and poor service delivery.

She said Gauteng and the Northern Cape had a lot of promise for the DA.

We are very ambitious, in the last election one out of four voters voted Democratic Alliance and if we continue will make it, said Zille.

"Of course it's a big stretch target... We don't have time - we don’t want SA to be a complete failed state before we could start to turn [it] around."


It is very, very hard to turn around a collapsed government, she added.

The party is said to also reveal plans to be the official opposition in Limpopo.

Zille said Limpopo was bleeding and needed the DA.

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko called on delegated to mobilise in order to take more seats from the ANC.

"Limpopo is the province that is deserving of our time and efforts, its crying out for DA leadership," said Mazibuko.

"For all the challenges the province faces we are to address them and become official opposition and one day to govern it."

Earlier, national assembly member Jack Smalle was elected as the new DA leader for the province. He replaces Desiree Van der Walt after the fiercely contested election.

Smalle emerged victorious after four contestants were eliminated in the voting. Before the election started, Zille warned delegates not to vote for their leadership on the basis of race.

  • njdejager - 2012-06-09 22:30

    Its a long stretch indeed but we can only hope before everything collapses in SA

      Squeegee - 2012-06-10 08:33

      What? And bring an end to the free lobotomies the ANC provides its followers. Please.. yes!

      Johan - 2012-06-10 08:47

      @sganja, but that's what you said about the western cape, it will never happen, lol, and now? Never say never my friend...

      Vince.York - 2012-06-10 12:05

      Quite encouraging to see the positive fast growth in this efficient productive opposition party. The exceptional growth of SA citizens in the cosmopolitan, non-racist DA is fairly equivalent to the surge in corruption and desperado attempts by the zuma dynasty and his failed anc and the non-productive NYDA & YL to rip off the last remaining funds from the public coffers. Limpopo being so near to the other thieves and criminals just over our border should quickly pay attention to avoid going through such deprived times as what Zimbabwe has inflicted unnecessarily on those people/victims.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-10 17:55

      @ Sganja, Guteng next, then Durbs, then EC, & when your ANC loses the EC, thats when you know the ANC is stuffed, then at least the people of the EC will have text books & won't be dumb like you.

      louwhan.hoffmann - 2012-06-11 10:19 Not such a long stretch. I have read many positive comments from the usual ANC suspects in the Sowetan. They have all toned down and some are actually publicly admitting support for the DA. Now with Tokio on his way out, the numbers will only grow!

      Lerato - 2012-06-11 14:51

      I love the ANC - but the only way to punish them is to vote the opposition DA. Sorry Zuma and crew, you messed up big time, what our grannies and granpa fought for, you just chew up in 17 yrs. I'm not voting ANC again, not anytime soon anyway.

  • Sharon - 2012-06-09 22:32

    Weeeeeeeee Helen. You go girl - The ANC doesn't know its a$$ from its elbow! They are suffering the hangover of over-indulgence. Cut them down to size, it is wayy overdue..

      bruce.boome - 2012-06-10 07:47

      @ Sganja: Where are YOUR manners- calling a human being a maggot.

      Johan - 2012-06-10 09:02

      I don't know if you guy noticed, but all of you instead of the normal really insulting insults, this time in relation to your normal mud slinging standard... This was more of a "you know you have to say something insult, more like flirting with each other, haha, progress!!! Woohoo!!! We all knew it would take time, but step by step, you guys/girls are actually building the country, I salute you!

  • petrofect - 2012-06-09 22:35

    few\r\ndelegates, cousins aunts, sister...only just a dream

      daniel.malan3 - 2012-06-10 00:13

      lesjam just shut tf up lol you are a moron

      henryian73 - 2012-06-10 01:41

      Daniel no death certificates has been authorized and it never will. Not by the current ANC leadership or the next. But soon and very soon the ANC anyway history and will South Africa become the nation it could have been a long long time ago if it wasn't for corrupt selfish leaders like Zuma and Malema fighting for their own political power and gain. Peace!

      Johan - 2012-06-10 09:07

      But you guys said that about the Western Cape when ANC was in control; quote: "It will never happen, bla bla bla..." , lol... never say never!

  • jackie.stone.501 - 2012-06-09 22:42

    There you go some bones to chew for tonight

      James - 2012-06-10 12:55

      here's an idea, how about all DA provinces declare their independance from the rest of SA. Leave the rest to the ANC, we all immigrate to the new DA country and live happily ever after. How long before the new country starts battling with the illigal aliens from the ANC run SA? How would they support their fiscal poicies without all the people who have been contributing to it because surely the tax payer is not voting for corruption and incompetance, failed service delivery and road signs warning of potholes for the next 1000km.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-09 22:42

    The people are becoming despondent. just take it one small step at a time. The ANC is destroying itself!

      jan.roodt1 - 2012-06-09 22:49

      Even Vavi and Phosa say the ANC is destroying itself, so who are we mortal souls to argue.

      Johan - 2012-06-10 09:22

      @sganja, That's way its so funny to all on lookers, as you said "we fight when the enemy comes", hehe, your fighting yourself but you don't even realize it, the ANC is destroying itself. Luckily for all the opposition parties; The ANC is so obsessed with laying/shifting blame else where, covering up their bad deeds while pointing fingers at their "enemies", (and whipping out the race card, just for good measure) looking for the very rare and elusive "enemy", they fail to see the party collapsing in on itself! LOL... Please continue...

  • madoda.monamudi - 2012-06-09 22:43

    Day dreaming forget.

      henryian73 - 2012-06-10 01:46

      don't be so sure of yourself Madoda. Working with many Pdi's and groups I know for a fact that many are now signing up to become DA memebers and leaving the ANC thanks to corrupt Zuma and his previous puppet Malema that only beewn in it for his own gain and never really cared a zit about the poor. Remeber Madoda never to say never! Sweet dreams!

      mondli.botha - 2012-06-10 05:24

      They will rule by courts!

  • Mantsho - 2012-06-09 22:45

    I Just hope that the black people will wake up and go and vote with their brains not their hearts, for a better future for them and SA, DA works hard and l believe that if we give them a chance we will no be disappointed,Good to luck to them.

      njdejager - 2012-06-09 23:03

      @jackie but in the same breath you have taken the biggest chance with your life by voting for the ANC. Is it working for you? Think protests think non delivery, unemployment higher than ever just think hard is that they life thats working for you. If it is then you are sure voting for the right devil as you say.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-06-10 17:58

      ewe Mantho, the Indlovu that give you thumbs down must hamba.

      Martin - 2012-06-11 13:11

      what worries me is, can the anc back down when voted out?

  • Ditoa-re - 2012-06-09 23:14

    Eish these whites ay, they all gonna be admitted for stress becouse they involve themselves in things that are faaaaaaaar from them, which part of the sentence you don't understand?????? This is the only the 3rd black south african leader in 18years, start counting backwards from 1994 how many south african white leaders you had???? If they were 4 then have hope to lead but if they were 50 then 47more blacks to lead this country before you can have a hope,

      njdejager - 2012-06-09 23:28

      Well I for one do not need a white president for sure not. Am just hoping for one that can do the job properly no matter the colour.

      Ditoa-re - 2012-06-09 23:55

      Let's be honest here, YOU WILL NEVER FEEL THE JOY OF BEING FULL IF U NEVER DIE FROM HUNGER, unfotunately when all those who expirienced the hunger are gone-dead it will be time the (\GOOD LEADERS\) will be produced, the present one still can't believe their eyes that are now incharge

      Rodney - 2012-06-10 00:24

      Why is it some folk think only black people suffer in this world? I don't care what colour the president or the government is, as long as they rule fairly, unfortunately, African leaders have an undeniable history of doing it for themselves. Amin, Sellasie, Mugabe, Gaddafi, Bokassa, Mobuto, Banda, Kabila, to name a few. so please forgive me for not agreeing with you or anyone else who says African leaders are any good at leading anything other than a rabble. The number of leaders is neither here nor there, all leaders are different elsewhere in the world, some are good, some are bad, in Africa, 99% are bad leaders. face the facts and stop lying to yourself.

      EricksonTL - 2012-06-10 00:32

      And they managed to go from hero to zero in under two decades? Impressive fail that.

      stanton.clarke - 2012-06-10 12:52

      Look, I, like so many other do not care what the gender or race our president is. We are looking for competent and honest leaders. Get that through your head man, its not a race thing. Just sit back and think for a while about it and then decide purely on that basis who you would vote for.

      Martin - 2012-06-11 13:15

      you are a moron, you think most of the whites vote da because of a racial issue, no dude, we vote so you can still have a country to live in, if this place goes like zim, most will leave you to your fate, to die like zimbabweans that remain on their own soil. the anc of today cant run a 5km fun run, let alone a country

  • charlie.tshangana - 2012-06-09 23:15

    Keep on dreaming madam

      wendy.parris - 2012-06-11 09:53

      I would rather be in Helen Zilla's dream than Zuma's nightmare.

  • Sekwati - 2012-06-09 23:17 anc viva...eventualy better life for all will happen...big changes are coming...

      Bless Boswell - 2012-06-09 23:58

      Oh wake up. This is just the beginning... In another short while the ANC will have stolen all the money meant for you and you children and your aged parents - already there is not enough money to run the country.

      henryian73 - 2012-06-10 01:08

      @Sekwati. Big changes meaning the uncovering of the lies that the ANC YL have been spreading that all white people criminals and that all land was just stolen regardless of many treaty's and land trade agreements? The uncovering that the failure and corruption of the current government not to be blamed on white folk anymore but on their own elected corrupt government? The uncovering that Malema never really cared about the poor but following a very selfish agenda leading South Africa down a vet slippery slope and that he only in it for his own gain because if he wasn't things in Limpopo would have been a lot different? Sekwati may I remind you you sitting in the most developed nation in Africa and it would never have been if it wasn't also with the help of those white settlers you hate so much. Talk about racism. If it wasn't for the foundation Mandela laid I still might have been a racist like many of the black folk here and clearly the ANC YL in the fast lane to destroy all the great achievements of our nation so far. How sad!

      Beertjie Peertjie - 2012-06-10 05:46

      Knob. You bloody dream on.

      dylanswanie - 2012-06-10 12:51

      Eventually but noot in your lifetime.

      Chris - 2012-06-11 07:48

      @Sekwati: "viva anc viva...eventualy better life for all will happen" And how long are you willing to wait Sekwati? Are you happy with the food prices rising so much, petrol rising, the cost of living rising? These are all things your ANC government is bring to you. But what I do find funny is how you say "eventually". You do really believe that?

      josta.shivuri - 2012-06-11 12:11

      @Skwati, we waited far much too long for things that are "coming" we now want changed. And the only change is a new, qualified and competent administration that takes honour in what they do and building a non-racial nation not hypocritical and corrupt government that prides itself with "good intentions" without ever doing the honournarable of taking responsibility of their "bad implementations". They always tout "challenges" and "improvements made" whereas poor service delivery and corruption is the norm. Enough with their desperate euphemism and understatements of the problems we have in this country. We want to live an African Dream, a dream where an ordinary African is enabled to pursue happiness without crippling hindrances such our current horrific education system and past-minded bent planning etc. Some of us have been enlightened, Skwati, to stop with all racial innuendos and work hard for their living. We want to create wealth not divide it. We want to redress with social cohesion and nation building in mind. Not merely taking from a white pocket to a black one.

      philip.venter1 - 2012-06-11 13:41

      @josta.shivuri Exactly! Why take from the rich and give to the poor when you can create riches for everyone to enjoy?

  • Margaux - 2012-06-09 23:26

    hahahaha. still waiting for a better life from your anc? wot a bloody joke!!!!!!!! jobs, housing, education etc? 100 years from now it will be exactly the same if they are still around. your grandchildren and great grandchildren will vote for thieves that have nothing to offer.

  • patrickchina.ngene - 2012-06-09 23:29

    it look lyk this country s going back 2 the white people again. as i look wht s happening, i think ANC s under a lot o4 pressure,bcz their leaders r n't there 2 work 4 the poor people o4 this country. They r busy in corruption or putting money in their own pockets.they r also 4gt about people, who voted 4 them in order 2 b there, on that gravey train. People nw r bcoming feather up by their empty promises. While ANC s bzy fighting about the nxt president, DA s jst taking more provinces 4rm ANC. DA s going 2 conquer Mzantsi very soon. some other guys want 2 stay in power 4ever,lyks o4 Cele,Mdluli nd many more.Zemk'inkomo namsela anc.... niphi ?

      mario.dippenaar - 2012-06-10 01:03

      What a terrible comment. Call me on 0832421132 and I'll explain why.

      Amanda - 2012-06-10 08:46

      Going back to the white people? Why? How? DA is not a white party. It is a party for all who want a better live under better governance.

      Martin - 2012-06-11 13:22

      there is nothing wrong with the da, apartheid will never happen again, man i will take up arms alongside you patrick if that ever happened, this country belongs to a youth, black, white , indian and coloured who will not stand for the retarded past behavior and attrocities seen in rsa in the past..patrick, you pay tax right? have you hit any potholes or driven past one this month? have you sen a vip convoy, and c63 amg's driven by cadres this month? thats what they do with your money....head man, not heart.

  • Ntshobs - 2012-06-09 23:46

    Dream on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • angeliquev2 - 2012-06-10 00:06

    I hope the DA can get control of the northern Cape because nothing ever happens there. No\r\nforward movement in the development of that\r\nprovince.

  • simphiwe.tladi - 2012-06-10 00:16

    South Africa!!!!!...let us STOP behaving like organisms 4rm outter space!,this is our country,let us STOP looking at the colour and origin of another fellow South African because I am 19 years old and I am saying: BE WARNED,BEHAVE AND BE CAREFUL what you say!...this is going viral,this EGO THING of being BLACK OR WHITE is going viral,so it could leader to a GENOCIDE WAR.Therefore,I ask you in the beautiful name of TOGETHERNESS to solve your differences for the future of I,your children,my children,your childrens' children and the future of this beautiful land.please Mzansi CALM DOWN!,I am tired of predicting a DEADLY FUTURE!

      sachasea - 2012-06-10 00:37

      Well written Simphiwe! I stand united with you on this. We must take our country forward not get trapped in the ills and pain of the past. The future is bright if we look forward and work hard together. The determination of the youth of this country is very encouraging and fills me with hope. It may take a another generation before all races are better able to flourish together, but I am certain that day will come when people can truly be proud to call themselves SOUTH AFRICANS.

      henryian73 - 2012-06-10 01:26

      @simphiwe. South Africa will survive and will we get through this rocky leaderless time in a few years from now. I to like many other white people want to see South Africa become the most incredible country it could be and will be working hard to make sure it happens for ALL!

      nissen.eugene - 2012-06-10 23:15

      I agre with u bro we shld put our diffrences aside and work togetha on accomplishing our common goals we all part of the sa family.

      ThinkingChick - 2012-06-11 12:36

      Only one problem Simphiwe - it is not the average person in the street who sees this country as black and white anymore. It is a spin from a completely panicked ANC. An ANC that has proved itself to be completely ineffectual and corrupt. I doubt very much that South Africans like you or I, will buy into this nonsense. I just want my health, roads, schools to work. I don't want to hear that R30 billion disappeared from the fiscus. I don't want to be told who I should support based on race. I still believe the rainbow nation to be within reach. But not with these buttheads polluting everything in a desperate attempt for power.

  • lunga.swelindawo.9 - 2012-06-10 00:16

    fail to take PE at local gov(blame cope) after strong promise

      anthony.hawke.7 - 2012-06-10 02:02

      PE has no money and is bankrupt

  • ntjeke.wilfred - 2012-06-10 00:16

    please DA eye on free state and make it free potholes state #crying#

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-06-10 01:17

    Helen zille is right the current ANC is well known of shooting itself on the foot iam backing the DA to take the mentioned provinces especially gauteng so that DA can put an operation to deal with those Nigerians who are terrorising joburg and Pretoria with their crime drugs activities or empires. on the next coming elections I and my family are going to vote for the DA we are seek and tired about corruption,nepotism and incompetence destroying our beloved south Africa hence we are watching.

      henryian73 - 2012-06-10 01:34

      Keith. I myself have move towards the DA after supporting another party for years and know it was the right move and hope that soon and very soon more and more folks will do the same. As a nation we need one party that represent all races and people but clearly the ANC has failed us all!

      Sganja - 2012-06-10 04:13

      Good luck Ngobeni,I will be with the Anc forever,people who will vote for dumb alliance are people who stay`s in the suburbs and they think they are special.Anc win anc lead

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 08:28

      Sganja - Nah dude, you are sounding like an NP supporter who said that the NP will govern forever :P ANC is busy dying dude. Zuma for second term will be the nail in your coffin.

      Chris - 2012-06-11 08:01

      @Sganja: I see you voting ANC just because you want to. No thought behind, no understanding of anything. I suppose you support e-tolls? I assume you like food prices to go higher? you like you go to hospital and wait 5 hours in a queue when you might die? You don't understand the economics of what and how the ANC screws everyone for money. You don't mind that the ANC spends over R300 million on parties? You know that's 30000 houses! Think of it, 30 000 houses. But only a few 1000 people will go and drink expensive alcohol well everyone freezes in the cold. But hey, your an ANC rocks!

      Keith - 2012-06-11 09:45

      @sganga I will make you a promise my friend, in 10 years when you still live in your informal settlement and are unemployed and have still not received any of the promises that the ANC has made you, I will give you a job and you can stay in my staff quarters ok?

  • paul.finlayson.10 - 2012-06-10 01:55

    It is not about who rules or governs, it is about how effective they are at governing, and ensuring well functioning government, ensuring that what is promised, is then delivered and implemented, irrespective of black, white, coloured, for me personally, as long as we have responsible leaders, could not care who governed. Most people don't want to see a poor black majority, but educated, young dynamic people creating change, and self empowerment. That's the South Africa I believe in!!

  • Keith - 2012-06-10 02:01

    Zillie the gods must be crazy thats why you think you can snatch two more provinces. you provoking the ANC .why dont you consult a juju mr bones

  • Keith - 2012-06-10 02:06

    All you fat cats like to make noise and enjoy your fat cheques every month while many are starving of hunger.If you so serious aouing south africa prove that you will take 6 months salary and buy food for the poor

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 08:31

      Tell the ANC fatcats dude. Tell them to give up 6 months of their salary to buy money for the poor. Tell Kulubase who didnt pay his workers for over a year. Tell Jacob who's wives earn more than the bottom 15 million people combined in a year. Tell that to Motsepe. ANC is going to die within the next few years.

      Rodney - 2012-06-11 00:31

      LMAO! Keith, educate yourself, google Zuma's salary, then google the American presidents salary, the British Prime Ministers, the French PM, the Australian PM and then come back and tell us all about the fat cats in SA. Believe it or not, Zuma earns more than the US President, bearing in mind America has 380 million people, most of whom are taxpayers, SA has 60 million, 6-7 million of them pay tax.

      Eye's Cue - 2012-06-14 16:10

      Keith.F.Murpy. Most of the Charities are run by whites, most of the day centres, the HIV clinics, the birth control clinics, the soup kitchens, the blanket collections, the collection of toys for kids at Christmas, almost every centre which is charitable, except the rescuing of animals which are mostly having to be rescued because of blacks, are white run when most of the elite blacks are fat cats, with HUGE salaries, wives bulging out of every corner, cars, designer clothes etc. just sitting back and allowing it to happen. Take control of your own lives, I think it's time the whites looked after their own and there are plenty of them that could do with a leg up, and you guys all look after your own, ok? What do you think about that? After all, as far as a lot of you guys are concerned, we can’t do anything right!!!

  • lerato.kay.3 - 2012-06-10 06:30

    DA running the show in Gauteng !! Keep dreaming madame, maybe the Tea Girl spiked your tea

      pws69 - 2012-06-10 13:41

      Deja Vu. We heard the same mutterings from ANC retards before the DA won Cape Town. We heard the same mutterings from ANC retards before the DA won WC. Come 2014 GP will be a DA province.

      Eye's Cue - 2012-06-14 15:57

      Lerato.kay.3 Be careful what you say, you might just have to eat humble pie after the next election while we eat celebratory cake!!!

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-06-10 06:34

    The ANC's mistake started in 2007 ~in Polokwane where Jacob Zuma was elected.A very interesting view.par 4 of this article

  • Phillip du Plessis - 2012-06-10 06:56

    Sganja, Mzi... vote for whoever you want to. But don't come crying if things in S.A. gets worse because you voted for A.N.C.

  • Charles - 2012-06-10 07:19

    Bafetho now the dragon lady is mad@ those coconuts who support DA u will be crushed.

      Stephan - 2012-06-10 09:28

      and dumb idiots like you will have better service delivery and no corruption when these coconuts vote the DA in. Are you also illiterate and believe the anc lies? Again and again ?

      ThinkingChick - 2012-06-11 12:44

      Yup. When the DA does win your area, do tell, will you be heading off to the pothole-riddled, corrupt, jobless province that the ANC continues to hold?

      pravda.che - 2012-06-11 15:58

      i would rather live with 60 million well off coconuts than 40 million starving africans.

  • Ezekiel - 2012-06-10 07:22

    Madam u got my vote

  • vuyisag2 - 2012-06-10 07:23

    am interested really why lately the opposition nd other ANC members are say electing JZ in polokwane was a mistake?what is a motive behind all this?

  • ratsaka.eugene - 2012-06-10 07:39

    It's Sunday today, so I'm gonna give credit where it's due. The three DA ladies have been spot-on in everything they said about ANC being rotten right to the core. Damn I hate saying this, but it's the truth. What happened to Mbeki should have happened to Zuma during his first week in office. This party is a disgrace to an African, and I hope everyone can see that. What worried me even more is, who in the ANC has the presidential charisma of Mbeki and Mandela? Motlanthe has a layman's mind, Zuma doesn't have half a brain, Sexwale is to aloof. To make matters worse the opposition, with a great leadership is infested with Nazi muffins from the National Party who still think people were better off under PW Botha (the devil) and his demons. Zille if u can eliminate every bit of those muffins, SA is yours. Amen.

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 09:33

      Goboza - Now you are merely calling Jacob "baas". While you fall on your knees and bow down for your top dawgs. If you let Another New Apartheid (ANC) keep going on, then soon you will experience xenophobia in Botswana and Namibia (the countries you will be forced to flee to).

      Bobby - 2012-06-11 15:50

      Very correct. The DA still has a lot of ex-NP racists in them, and it will tale time before they've all died out.

  • gillian.sanderson - 2012-06-10 07:44

    Go DA, go HZ, good luck, you have my vote all the way to the to the polls. Its time to clean up this bloody useless mob that call themselves government!

  • saleem.khan.5688 - 2012-06-10 07:50

    DREAM ON HZ DREAM ON. The Blacks no matter how frustrated will still vote ANC. Before the elections they were toy toying about service delivery, they still voted ANC.

      sachasea - 2012-06-10 12:23

      Actually Saleem black people are already voting for the DA in higher numbers than ever before and their support continues to grow. 1 in 4 voters in South Africa voted for the DA in the last election. The ANC lost 33 seats and the DA gained 20 seats in parliament. I wouldn't be at all surprised if 2 out of every 4 voters voted DA in 2014. Watch this space! The blue tsunami is coming.

  • saleem.khan.5688 - 2012-06-10 07:57

    Wake up ANC wake up. When Thabo Mbeki was in power, we had none of this.

      tikoloshe.hogana - 2012-06-10 08:47

      TM GEAR policy grew economy, could not increase employment. no talk about land or second transition now there is. thats why capitalists love him. and remember they control media thats why there is this talk now against JZ.

  • Fhedzani Sadiki - 2012-06-10 08:40

    You have my Vote, we can never have a mature democracy until the day each election is a close race...

      mkgatla3 - 2012-06-10 08:49

      I advice u not to vote D-AFRIKANNERS....just think of a democratic alternative Not this pretenders.....

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 08:57

      mkgatla3 - Sheesh dude, dont you have BETTER arguments instead of these silly propaganda arguments of yours? Cant you debate with logic and reason instead of fear and lies?

      Stephan - 2012-06-10 09:22

      you are so right, of course some people with fear in their heart will attack you for no reason but we need to stop the corruption and theft of the anc. They only know their voters before elections

      Zahir - 2012-06-10 12:07

      The people shall govern not the anc political elite

  • mkgatla3 - 2012-06-10 08:47

    Watchout the Apartheit is comming tomoro....!

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 08:57

      Were already living under eApartheid. Except now, the priviledged minority are the connected ANC cadres.

      nick.athinodorou - 2012-06-10 09:00

      What a load of nonsense. Apartheid is gone and will never come back irrespective of who is in govt.

      mkgatla3 - 2012-06-10 09:07

      Nick dont fool yourself! Who are u to something is gone for forever....u think we dont see DA POLICIES...stop sh*tn online

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 09:13

      mkgatla3 - You dont even KNOW DA policies dude. Merely spewing propaganda. Can you even tell me what the DA's stance is on BEE/AA? Lets see if you actually know your stuff.

      Zahir - 2012-06-10 12:01

      Our education level at public schools is very bad if u can make such an illogical statement

  • tangwenya - 2012-06-10 08:54

    Why is the DA eyeing wealthy provinces? It got WC and now want GP and NC.

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 09:03

      Well, based on votes from the last election, the DA had the most competitive vote counts in those provinces. Maybe it means that the poor and least educated provinces are more likely to vote ANC.

      Rodney - 2012-06-11 00:37

      Silly question really, the DA want to govern the whole of SA, that's what it's all about, not just a province or two and 5-6 cities. Hate to say it, but you need to go back to school and learn about the real politics of the world.

  • simon.pearce.790 - 2012-06-10 08:58

    Go for it Helen.

  • mkgatla3 - 2012-06-10 09:15

    Guyz i thot apartheit ended in 1994,but i was shoked when realised that it still emerge at areas of limpopo(Thabazimbi,spitzkop,rooiberg and koedoeskop) Northwest is still the PROVINCE of it,followed by Northern cape and EC.....I WONDER WHAT NEXT IF ONLY DA TAKES OVER

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 09:24

      Yeah, and last week there were more protests about open toilets in FS :P Why is the ANC trying to bring apartheid back?

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 09:26

      Why is the ANC robbing people living in poverty of their dignity?

      mkgatla3 - 2012-06-10 09:33

      Come on people! U cannot compare that with the Iron rulling system of NP-APERTHEIT....

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 09:53

      mkgatla3 - Lets see, protection of information (just like NP), check. MAT (just like NP), check. An elite system where only a small minority of connected cadres profit (just like NP), check. Bantu education system known as OBE (just like NP), check. I rest my case your honour :P

  • thabojames.mohanoe - 2012-06-10 09:19

    We have been in power 4 18 years, rome was not build in a day. Ok if dats the case y do u live in mansions,drive n eat expensively while poor stil wait for promises made in 1994. To hell with anc. Now their president n his 50 family are gona be supported by tax money. He renovated inkandla with millions of our money while the poor keep on starving. Go get them DA.

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 09:22

      The top ANC cadres have more money then the bottom 10 million people combined.

  • Mavhungu Vincent - 2012-06-10 09:24

    Our fore fathers were robbed this land now we are selling it. Lets wake up. When they say ANC is corrupt they are saying blacks are corrupt. They dont take us serious, but we still take them as our GOD. Lets go to mangaung and vote motlantle, we still have them good leaders. Dream on DA your municipality(midvaal) at GP is full of corruption, yet you pretend as if you are clean. Go to hell

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 09:38

      No dude, when the DA said, corrupt people are corrupt, then ANC tries and make it a race thing by saying bullsh1t like 'black people are corrupt. Then we have the blinded fools defending such corrupt activity. The funny thing is, the ANC is merely stealing the food out of your mouth. And here you are saying you will "kill for the thieves".

      Mavhungu Vincent - 2012-06-10 09:43

      They are failling to control that in their municipality

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 09:50

      Midvaal was voted (by the ANC government) as the best run municipality in Gauteng. What corruption are you talking about? The AG didnt mention any corruption. Perhaps its your propaganda that should go to hell.

      Mavhungu Vincent - 2012-06-10 10:03

      Read this:

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 10:15

      Mavhungu - Have you read the COMPLETED report from the PP? Do you know what actions the DA took?

      Mike Purchase - 2012-06-10 11:22

      And who owned the land before your forefathers?You forget conveniently dont you and that is why anc is doomed they live in a little bubble which is going to burst soon,viva multi race DA.

      Zahir - 2012-06-10 11:56

      Some of anc supporters are brain washed they will wake up in 5 years and wonder what happend to Anc promises

  • paul.naiker - 2012-06-10 09:32

    The ANC was founded on Principles that remain relevant today. The current immoral and unprincipled ANC leadership is a product of both the internal mechanisms of the ANC as well as the voting public. I hope that the ANC reacts to a growing opposition with maturity an respect, I fear that the only tools the ANC has left may be retoric and anger. I hope further election losses will produce an intelligent response from the ANC. A mature democracy cannot be a one party state, whether that Party is the ANC or the DA.

  • Mavhungu Vincent - 2012-06-10 09:48

    DA policy might be good, but most of its leaders hate blacks. I dont want sushi if it will come with abuse. I will rather sleep with hunger.

      Andrew - 2012-06-10 10:03

      My brother. DA doesn't hate blacks, look at the people in the DA. They're not just white. Fear not aperteid as this can't and won't happen. White people(despite what you may think) will never allow it. Foreign investors won't allow it. And all the countries who support SA won't. Let's move forward. I hope you don't vote ANC purely because they're black. Vote for policies and prosperity

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 10:06

      Hehehe, you can see that the ANC is p1ssing in its pants in fear of the DA. Thats why they are spreading lies and propaganda and the forums. Go change your pants, come back and maybe then you will start posting truth. For now, we cant handle lies, fearmongering and propaganda.

      Mavhungu Vincent - 2012-06-10 10:06

      All i want is good leadership and nationalisation of banks and mines not farms unless they will be run by government. Compesation must be made

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 10:11

      Mavhungu - "All i want is good leadership" Then why do you vote ANC?

      Zahir - 2012-06-10 11:51

      You will have to get used to the hunger while the anc leaders sip french champagne and caviar and the poverty increases

  • Mavhungu Vincent - 2012-06-10 10:11

    All i want is good leadership and nationalisation of banks and mines not farms unless they will be run by government. Compesation must be made

      tobydt - 2012-06-10 10:22

      And all I want is a unicorn :P Sorry bru, nationalisation is a nation-killer. But you can keep dreaming about it.

      Zahir - 2012-06-10 11:48

      The fact is anc cadres don't share once they get wealthy tokyo zumas motsepe all worth Billions why don't they share that with the poor?

      pravda.che - 2012-06-11 16:11

      take a look at Greece. they loved their government jobs. who is going to compensate them now?

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-10 11:15

    I dont think people realise how whites also suffered under apartheid,being forced to do things against their will.Who was forced into military training which was a good thing it turned boys into men,but,how many got killed while doing training and border operations,how many went bossies,we will will never know because the figures were worked.

      pravda.che - 2012-06-11 16:14

      i agree. during the good old days us hard working foreigners were told to pi$$ off back home.

  • gift.rode - 2012-06-10 11:19

    As long as the anc have the current leadership ie Zuma and friends they can kiss my black ass I won't vote for them

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-06-10 11:24

    Michael some okes just dont get it goes to show how brainwashed some people are.

  • Nkosinathi Zwane - 2012-06-10 11:28

    This country is bigger than the #ANC and the #DA, no politics will ever resolve ppl's plight. we the ordinary has a duty to change the nation by assisting our neighbour bcos good neighbours will build a good communities

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-06-10 14:47

      Agreed but first we also need a decent run government..

  • Zahir - 2012-06-10 11:45

    I always supported anc under mandela but I think if we allow anc under zuma another 4 years the country will never survive that

  • Eban - 2012-06-10 13:01

    Let the ANC continue to drink Johnny Walker Blue by the bottle loads and when they wake up in a drunken stupor, their power will be in the hands of a true democracy.....the majority of South Africans are sick and tired of being robbed to fill up the idiot brigade who call themselves leaders pockets...DA all the very best of luck !!! I know for sure the young South Africans of all races are keen to see you win ...and win you shall!!

  • Ezekiel - 2012-06-10 13:46

    Mkgatla if DA takes over gauteng you are going to kill ur self

  • sycomachinery - 2012-06-10 16:29

    I'ts nice to dream.

  • liso.silwana - 2012-06-10 17:23