De Lille booed during speech

2011-03-21 16:13

Johannesburg - Western Cape acting premier Patricia de Lille was booed and shown "hand signals" while making a Human Rights Day speech at Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on Monday morning.

"During the delivery of her opening address a large proportion of the crowd was heard making booing sounds while some made hand signals which suggested that she must be replaced on the programme," the SA Human Rights Commission said in a statement.

"To protect her dignity the organisers of the event should have ensured that the booing was completely stopped so that Ms de Lille could finish her speech.

"The commission views this as a disturbing act of intolerance which contradicts the constitutional provisions that guarantee freedom of speech and human dignity."

The commission said it was "ironic" that members of the crowd were behaving in such an "indignifying" manner at an event which was supposed to seek to "recommit the country to the constitutional principle of human dignity".

"The commission warns that it is unacceptable for anybody to seek to silence those with views which they don't agree with, and it hopes all leaders will speak out against such actions, especially as they come at a time when the country is in the middle of the local government election campaigning period."

Parties and individuals had to be able to express their views freely. The commission called on the public not to copy the intolerance witnessed on Monday.

The Democratic Alliance said it was ironic that certain ANC supporters showed their disregard for the freedom and human rights of others on a day intended to celebrate those rights.

"It is even more ironic that they chose to target a person who has such a long history of fighting for the freedom we enjoy today, and who continues to fight for justice and opportunities for all South Africans," spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko said in a statement.

  • Jayjay001 - 2011-03-21 16:20

    Because she does not speak about the Cape masses, living in poverty while the ANC led policies allow migrants in to get first pick of the jobs, housing and educational grants

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-03-21 16:28

      Who are these migrants

      Jayjay001 - 2011-03-21 16:31

      We want Cape Freedom and independence, away from the Tyranny of the ANC government who allow our Coloureds to live as second rate citizens in the Cape. Check it out, housing goes to one group of ethnicity over another. As does the jobs. Cape Independence, away from the ANC led oppression. May our Coloured people become the majority, inseatd of the left out minority. May we see Socialist policies firmly in place, as it stands in EVERY wealthy country in the world. May each of our poor masses be housed, firstly and foremostly those from the Cape FIRST. May we have free education. That medical care be free for all in the Cape. That we have a rise to the minimum wage that was set 17 years ago! That we increase the size of of middle classes through Socialism which in turn helps Capitalism as people have more expendable income to spend on goods and services. We're not asking for radicalism seen in the ANC, rather functional, accountable governance, as never seen before in Africa, which the the reason why we have floods thousands of Africans crossing into Europe every week, away from Corrupt and Cronyist Rule we've seen in Africa for decades. Cape Party for the Cape People. Away from the Racist, manipulative Capitalist ANC who are only feathering a few's nests.

      Grant - 2011-03-21 17:03

      JJ - sometime you make good posts but this is not one of them. Just answer the question from Paul and leave out the political rhetoric for once please. Koos - chill!

      WallFly - 2011-03-21 17:03

      I don't quite understand what the point of Koos' post is, but I do believe Jayjay001 is referring to non-South African immigrants from Moz/Zim/wherever else in Africa, who get preferred for work above our own people (coloured/white/indian/whatever) just because they're black. Am I right?

      Anne - 2011-03-21 20:15

      Agree, WallFly. The only thing I get from Koos' post is that he hates white people. Seems he's not too fond of coloureds either.

      ebdg3000 - 2011-03-22 05:54

      The migrants referred to here are obviously the neo-colonists from Eastern Cape seeking to complete the Nguni drift from Central Africa to the South ... where you going to go now, peeps, Ireland?

      ZAR Minority X - 2011-03-22 07:42

      paulmandlankosi, You asked a direct question – I will give you a direct answer. I am not here to tell you what you want to hear – I am here to tell you the clinical truth. My opinion is not ab irato - rather ab origine. The vast majority of black people are migrants in the Western Cape (and to a certain extent in the Northern Cape). As little as 150 years ago there were very few black people in the WC. In the WC, the ANC is getting a taste of the Black Nationalist policies (Ethnic Cleansing being one of the foremost policies), it is practicing across the rest of SA. Herewith some suggestions: > Go to the ANC and ask them why certain people are not welcome in the WC; respectfully - do not present a loaded question here. > The reason SA is becoming a racist cesspool – worse than what it ever was under Apartheid – is directly due to the ANC’s Black Nationalist policies. ANC apologists in the WC are simply getting a taste of your own uncouth medicine. The ANC is the enemy of the free people – the ANC is the (ironically) the beginning and the end democracy in SA.

      gen.mewmew - 2011-03-22 07:50

      there is NO democracy in SA currently.

      lenand40 - 2011-03-22 15:33

      ZAR Minority X. The entire European population in the Western Cape is European and hence not native to the Western Cape.

      unskinnybob - 2011-03-23 11:23

      @Ienand50:" The entire European population in the Western Cape is European". WOW! Really? How dumb is you?

      nuclear - 2011-03-23 13:12

      @ZAR Minority X I am under the impression that all SA nationals, irrespective of race, have freedom of movement within & across all Provinces of South Africa. Blacks are as 'migrant' to the Western Cape as all races with the exception of the Khoi-San. Therefore, if the whole of the Eastern Cape (again, all races) wants to move to any other Province, it's their right! Your argument stinks of VOLKSTAD honey! As a resident of Cape Town, I love it, but don't consider it anti-Black!

  • sirpreme.overlord - 2011-03-21 16:21

    Yeah. Helen Zille will learn the hard way that there's not a lot of love lost for Patricia de LOL.

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 16:56

      Or you may just be proved to be totally wrong!

      sirpreme.overlord - 2011-03-21 17:01

      That's possible, gizzy. But I'm almost never wrong.

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 17:09

      Never wrong????? Ummmmm................

      sirpreme.overlord - 2011-03-21 17:56

      All moist never, gissy. I once backed the wrong horse, but fortunately I hedged the bet.

      Christo - 2011-03-21 18:17

      All moist? Now that's just disgusting :x

      James Lenoir - 2011-03-21 19:10

      Just watched the heckling of De Lille: Yep The ANC bussed people in again. Those folks don't look like people from Athlone! Stay Classy ANC!

      Jason - 2011-03-21 20:20

      I think she will do a good job. She has good attributes, she isn't corrupt, she always fights for what is right. She isn't for sale. Oh and she is female, ANCYL can't make a silly statement about Zille Sleeping around or maybe they can because "they say what they mean and mean what they say"

      BilboBaggins - 2011-03-22 07:59

      Oh please!! A few ANC hecklers will not stop the ONLY functioning province, despite the best efforts of the ANC to bus in thousands of migrants - and what do they get in exchange for their vote??? NOTHING but the usual bullshit.

      debbie.van.niekerk - 2011-03-22 12:06

      sirpreme....hmm yer name says it all.... Patricia de Lille might not be liked by the ANC but she sure as hell has all the support she needs in the WC. If only busloads of ANC supporters were NOT dropped off to support Zuma, there would have been NO booing

      DeonL - 2011-03-22 14:49

      Patricia is an icon of SA democracy. She started to open the can of worms of the Arms deal scandel.

  • iqanda - 2011-03-21 16:22

    i see the DA's own supporters are wising up to their tricks and are tired of their lies in the cape, de lille and zille must just get out of there and save themselves from further embaressment. you cant fool the peopel of the cape for ever zille and de lille, yoru chickens have coem home to roosts.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-21 16:32

      @Iqanda: I have a feeling I will be able to FOOL you pretty much everytime I so desire......You are obviously an outcomes based education experiment.....(failed one...eish)

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-21 16:47

      @Iqanda, if you are in need of a valid REFERENCE for "pathetic", look no further than your own OBVIOUS lack of any intellect....pathetic non?

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 16:51

      You again big racist mouth. Thought you would have packed by now and joined either mugabe or gadaffi.

      WallFly - 2011-03-21 16:57

      Dude, check the article again, they were (probably brainwashed) ANC supporters. Anyone with a little bit of common sense can see the awesome work done by the DA in the WC.

      braveinternetguy - 2011-03-21 16:58

      According to the article, it were ANC members who behaved themselves the way we have come to expect from them...disrespectful, disruptive, intolerant and undignified.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-03-21 18:09

      A stadium full of ANC supporters can cause quite a bit of mayhem!

      Radrodent - 2011-03-21 19:27

      Iqanda, The DA has more support now than ever. I don't think Zille or De Lille are going to lose any sleep over the ANC. A known fact is that if they do absolutely nothing, they will still garner more support than the ANC for the simple reason that the ANC is actually moving backwards.

      Vaal Donkie - 2011-03-21 19:29

      Yep, DA supporter were probably working on human rights day, trying to keep the country's treasury in the black while the ANC supporters had a nice long weekend free from the "oppression" of work.

      Loodpil - 2011-03-21 19:53

      I think there are small lice on the pelvic regions of sloths in the Amazon basin that will do a better job than the ANC of governing South Africa.

      gen.mewmew - 2011-03-22 07:51

      shuddup iqanda you are probly one of the idiots who were bussed in to talk shit

      BilboBaggins - 2011-03-22 08:02

      Iqanda, what a nerd you are! Another blind little ANC bat fluttering about in the cave of corruption.

      maseratifitt - 2011-03-22 11:27

      iqanda : You seem to be better informed than me. Please list a few "tricks" and "lies" you refer to. If you cannot do this, I will accept that you are merely an ANC brainwashed individual.

      Realist - 2011-03-23 09:06

      Iquanda, definately justify that some people speak because they just love the sound of their own voice (opinion) in this case. I am a DA supporter, and NON WHITE and when I voted for the first time AFTER 1994, still green behind the ears regarding politics, my very first vote went to the DA, it still stays with the DA some 20 years later unless they behave in a way that is immoral and unethical, and so far that has not happened. All we hear is of the good governance and accountability that are the core traits of the DA.So as far as your assumption that DA supporters are wising up, we wised up many many years ago, never to trust the ANC and the ANC are not leaving us dissapointed in that regard.

  • paulmandlankosi - 2011-03-21 16:26

    That's uncalled for

      sirpreme.overlord - 2011-03-21 16:30

      What? The booing?

  • ShRoOm PoPsiCLe - 2011-03-21 16:28

    ANC thugs! I bet it was all the yellow t-shirt wearing variety that were booing.

      Delarey - 2011-03-21 16:34

      or as they say in the ANC "bloody agents". Just because the DA has done a good job and the ANC is now red-faced because the DA has governed their part of the country very good, where the ANC has not yet begun to provide the basics of service delivery. It`s just promises and promises that they never keep (the ANC side).

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 16:52

      Would only be them. The rest of us have better things to do than spend the day listening to politicians.

      Firebird - 2011-03-21 17:33

      They were probably paid to boo

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-21 16:30

    This meeting was attended by the uneducated of the Western Cape, fact. Take a look at the pictures of the crowd on other sites.....The revolutionaries attended...

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-03-21 16:41

      But you still wnt them to vote for your party, uneducated as they are. Fogged tongues

      VM1 - 2011-03-21 16:58

      Thought you were there CAT my friend - I heard there was a lot of miauwing and scratching there ! ! ! and you seem very angry today seeing that you are using Iqanda as your scratching post

      VM1 - 2011-03-21 17:20

      Now this is new one from LuCypher - coloured are now sub human ! ! ! ! But they do add up for the DA vote - I would have thought that you will wait at least after the elections - then decrease their status again.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-21 17:20

      The revolutionaries are those who have been told that they are FREE, when they are in fact imprisoned by poverty and lack of education. They are the blerrie agents who ensure that the current corrupt government remains in control.....

      VM1 - 2011-03-21 17:36

      @SAFFA-CAT I would have thought that since the rally was in Athlone the majority of poeple there were coloured and since they are the majority in the Western Cape they maintain there government in power. As for them being unwashed maybe that would be the case - as the Civic Centre chaps do not waste time to disconnect water when the bills are not paid in time.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-03-21 18:42

      @VM1....forget it, the ANC 'bus' them in from all over!

      Picasso - 2011-03-22 07:30

      Paulmandlonkosi, if the vote for other parties they won't be uneducated. The DA don't have to keep people dumb to be in power, they just give good service.

      The Patriot - 2011-03-22 11:00

      Who goes to these rallies? If zuma and the rest of the circus is there, its only the ANC sheep that get bussed in. Of course they will boo DeLille. They even boo their own candidates because their organisers are never sure if its a "support or disrupt" gathering.

  • ? - 2011-03-21 16:32

    de Lille will learn the hard way, that she is just a puppet of the white man. Cmon Trevor,Patricia,Andre and other coloured politicians - stop suporting these whites and blacks,they dont like us,we just get misused by them - start your own coloured party,the coloured people NEED you man !

      VM1 - 2011-03-21 16:44

      Hello nameless chap - where have you been ? Are you still for a coloured political party in the Western Cape ? have you been campaigning hard? I have missed your coloured siiues moaning !!!

      BigD - 2011-03-21 16:44

      You can speak such crap. You are an ideal candidate for this new party's spokes person. Sitting on the fence again are we, you will have to grow some goons one day and choose and stand up for what is right. What are you going to call this party - DS party. Draad Sitters

      saliem - 2011-03-21 16:49

      Too much of a coward bro... don't want anybody to see your name? Stop blowing smoke out of your @ss :P

      Frik - 2011-03-21 16:56

      Was the OD not a coloured party? What happened to them?

      ? - 2011-03-21 17:00

      No Draad sitting from my part.I just told you folks that we should stop voting for blacks and whites.What part of that dont u understand? Its certainly not called Draad sitting.Whites stab us in the back by giving jobs in cape town to black eastern cape migrants and blacks are excluding us. And if the blacks start shooting whites here on a large scale,dont come count on us to come and rescue you..Julle mense is op julle eier.

      VM1 - 2011-03-21 17:08

      What is with the militant talk now nameless chap - are you planning on taking arms - before you take arms I would suggest that you talk to your fellow coloureds in the flats en die plein just to sell your idea - form a party and stick to it this time - or maybe it will be swallowed by the DA again - what bad luck do these coloureds have ! ! !

      ? - 2011-03-21 17:08

      @Frik, The ID (not OD as u out it) was not a coloured party,it just had a coloured lady as the leader with a white man as its deputy leader when the party first came onto the scene.

      ? - 2011-03-21 17:15

      @VM1, The DA has never swallowed a coloured party,from which planet are you from? The ID is/was not a coloured party but a multiracial party.The only parties the DA swallowed was the F.A.(white) and remnants of the NNP (white) and the ID (multiracial) Coloureds dont hate anyone but whites and blacks hate us,so when the blacks start shooting you guys,dont expect a no fly zone and dont expect us to come and rescue you. JULLE IS OP JULLE EIER.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-21 17:29

      @VM1 - and you are speaking on behalf of all the coloureds in the Western Cape? Fat chance...

      DW - 2011-03-21 17:40

      Nameless, at first I thought it was a typo error, and then you did it again - "Julle is op julle eier" means "you are on your egg". I think you mean "julle is op julle eie" which means "you are on your own" - Egghead!

      ? - 2011-03-21 17:50

      @DW, Im not used to typing in Afrikaans,so I beg your pardon. My point was still viewed by anyone,anyway.

      VM1 - 2011-03-21 17:59

      @nameless chap - your spelling of afrikaans words indicate that you do not write afrikaans - just the spoken one - to answer you comment - I do not expect anyone to come rescue me and my kind with no fly zones - nobody has done hat before - I do not think anyone has the guts to attack us either ! ! ! !

      ? - 2011-03-21 18:07

      @VM1, They are attacking you already man ! - just look at these farm attacks. You cant be this blind,are you?

      Eric West - 2011-03-21 18:12

      Fortunately, De Lille is not as stupid as you!

      ? - 2011-03-21 18:18

      @Eric West, In the eyes of many white people and yours,if coloured people vote for the white man then that = clever, If they say they are sick and tired of being used by whites and blacks and they wanna start a coloureds only party so that it can look after coloured interests then according to you and whites then this = stupid. We are sick and tired of whites and blacks,your politicians are amongst the most corrupt on the planet.

      VM1 - 2011-03-21 18:25

      @nameless chap - your assumptions and generalisations are very funny The farm attacks are the work of criminals - has nothing to do with attacking a nation - I feel very sorry for those who live in farms but even us in urban areas have ADT to protect us and maybe a concealed weapon or 2 to fend off those unwanted visitors.

      ? - 2011-03-21 19:53

      @VM1, Only some farm attacks are the work of criminals,while others are pure hate.They murder these farmers and their families in the most brutal ways.Slicing open someones stomach,placing a 10 month old baby into newspaper and then setting the newspaper alight,fastening a farmer with chains to a bakkie and then driving around. These are not the work of criminals,but the work of extremist racist right wing blacks. The way whites treat coloured people,doesnt make the white man in south africa seem very intelligent.You are outnumbered by blacks. Coloureds are peaceful people just like our khoisan forefathers,we dont hate anyone.

      Albert Reinecke - 2011-03-22 07:52

      A coloured party to the exclusion of whites and blacks? Verwoerd would be so proud of you.

      ? - 2011-03-22 08:02

      @Albert Reinecke Verwoerd was an honest man,unlike the crap thats running the country right now.

      veda2701 - 2011-03-22 09:52

      So let's just form more groups, smaller and smaller and less effective. What are you thinking??? If the white and coloured people do not work together in the Western Cape there will be no hope!

      DeonL - 2011-03-22 14:57

      Stop thinking race, the best man or woman for the job. Most people don't care much who is in power, as long as they are doing a good job. DA is doing fine in Cape Town, Anc from other municipalities and provinces can learn a lot from DA.

      Meanleader - 2011-04-03 12:29

      Hello Nameless chap ... I was just wondering about your hatred for whites and blacks ... Dj's mos n' Cullet nah ? Nou waa kom dsy vandaan hah ? Dsy kan mossie djoe ma en pa haatie ? Djy's mos n' mixtya van wit en Swart ......... with your level of intellect , I think your mix is 90% : 10% against !

  • saliem - 2011-03-21 16:40

    Why would anybody be surprised at this? The ruling party has spawned a generation of intolerance just like their Nat Masters did for many generations before them... same old same old :P

  • Louis - 2011-03-21 16:44

    They must cjeck the identity of those"boooers". They are probably bus passengers imported by the ANC to do this. Ask them maybe they received hanburgers , KFC and showerheads to do this.

      saliem - 2011-03-21 17:05

      Maybe dey stole jou dikshenary as well bro :P

      paulmandlankosi - 2011-03-21 17:34

      May they must all check your blood alcohol level, you seem to be incherent in your posts today.

      johan - 2011-03-21 18:34

      @koos, say what???? I see you know the drop off and everything, maybe you should put down the drugs my friend,full of hatred is not a good way to live...

      Anne - 2011-03-21 20:28

      Ja, Koos, democracy is what ANC preaches, but they only used it to come to power. You illustrate very clearly who they are in reality.

      emile.marais - 2011-03-21 20:46

      Koos, you need professional help. God help you.

  • tommy 2 - 2011-03-21 16:45

    aT PATRICIA , DO YOU THINK THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE CAPE FORGOT,THAT A WELL KNOWN GANGSTER FUNDED THE ID in the western cape.This gangster was known as "mr Biggs" Patricia, please.......... Helen you are even more dumb to back patricia. It is really amazing, the guptas have funded the D.A. sO ,HOW IS HELEN DIFFERENT FROM ZUMA.

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 16:58

      tommy2. Eish! It's all I can say about that child like ranting!

      tommy 2 - 2011-03-21 17:06

      @gizzy: nog a eenetjtie, MET UYS ja.

      unskinnybob - 2011-03-23 11:27

      Aggenee man tommy 2. Julle Kapies moet nou die tik laat staan man.

  • gizzy - 2011-03-21 16:49

    And Zuma stood there picking his nose as usual! Jacob Mugabe Zuma has no truck for human rights if it doesn't benefit him!

      saliem - 2011-03-21 17:08

      While Zoomer cleared his throat (several times) and faffed with his spectacles (several times)... If I had to have a drink each time he does that I would never have to be sober again... mmmmm now there's a thought :P

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 17:11

      And sniffed his snot! Agreed Saliem!

      Anne - 2011-03-21 20:29

      He seems a little nervous, hey?

  • Meanleader - 2011-03-21 16:54

    Give them cake Boet ! Affirmative action and BEE ... but they still harp on Human rights ... no humans have rights in SA !Nor jobs for that matter .

  • gizzy - 2011-03-21 16:58

    Empty vessels ...............

  • Ross - 2011-03-21 17:03

    The Whites, Coloureds and Indians will rule the Western Cape one Day. They will declare the Western Cape an independant first world state which will be recognised by the rest of the world.

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 17:13

      Lets' not get too carried away there! We still have a lot of work to do here in the WC before we can blow our own horns. Had a burst pipe in our area yesterday. Took 10 hours, yes 10 hours to fix!!!! While things may be better here they are far from perfect.

      Perfume - 2011-03-21 17:20

      @gizzy at least the pipe was fixed, I am waiting for the day the potholes in the residential area I live in get seen too....I am waiting for the day when the City of Durban will stop looking like a rubbish 10 hours waiting is good in my sight lol

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-03-21 17:30

      @gizzy - My sister in Johannesburg has been waiting 3 days for a pipe to be repaired......I reckon 10 hours is amazing.

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 17:33

      Sorry Ross, 10 hours is unacceptable. We have regular (about 10) burst pipes a year in our road. The max it would take was two hours. My rates have gone up more than double and now I must wait 5x longer to have a burst pipe fixed. By the way it was a minor job. When they finally arrived it took half an hour to fix but we had to wait 9.30 hours for them to arrive. They switched off the water timeously but 9.30 hours to return to fix it?????

      sduplessis - 2011-03-21 19:59

      @Gizzy.. maybe if you paid the bill the water would be on? i sense that you want everything for free like all the rest of your kind.. idiot

  • Perfume - 2011-03-21 17:18

    The only reason Ms de Lille was booed is because Zulufox got onto the podium before her, and told the masses they can live wherever they want to, after hearing such deception they were hyped up and did not want to listen to anyone else....May 18 will be a different story lets see who will be booing who then....remote control *check*, popcorn *check*, what else did I leave out, oh and the Western Cape is the only Province by run properly, after messing every other Province in the country, and stealing from every piggy bank they can lay their paws on, now the Association of National Criminals is fighting for the WC.....hmmmmmmmm we wait and see.

      Perfume - 2011-03-21 17:19

      correction *the Western Cape is the only Province.......

      Eric West - 2011-03-21 18:06

      Hey, buddy, shouldn't you change your avatar to that of the Breezers ... err ... I mean Stormers? LOL!!

      Perfume - 2011-03-22 10:32

      LMAO!!!!!! @Eric...hey I live in Durban and support the Sharks...hmmmmmm I see every Stormers fan is smiling today, looks around for the Bulls supporters.

  • Zeus - 2011-03-21 17:21

    The gods expected this; especially when majority coloreds still refer to white man as " baas"!

      Perfume - 2011-03-21 17:33

      ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!! hmmmmm and just tell me when did the Coloureds refer to the so called "white" man as baas...the article was about Ms de Lille being booed, how does your comment relate to the article!!!

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 17:36

      Stuff yourself. No coloured I know refers to any white as baas! In fact no coloured I know feels inferior to whites. And I am speaking from experience as my family are comprised of both coloured and white. So stuff off Zeus!

      Perfume - 2011-03-21 17:39

      And likewise @gizzy my family consists of white and coloured as well, and I dont remember calling the white side of my family "madam or baas"......

      isabeljones101 - 2011-03-21 17:43

      Time to change your 'poor me' mindset Zeus. Nobody asked coloured people to still refer to the white man as 'baas'. I still call strangers and those my senior 'Sir''s about showing respect, not inferiority as you seem to believe.

      Eric West - 2011-03-21 18:04

      You are not a complete idiot. Some parts are missing!

      william.botha - 2011-03-21 19:31

      Eric, he is an incomplete idiot LOL

      brown_bread - 2011-03-21 21:45

      isabel, 'sir' and 'baas' mean the same?!? disagree! this is not related to this discussion, but just this point you make...

  • tommy 2 - 2011-03-21 17:59


      tommy 2 - 2011-03-21 18:26

      Your Family Bloodline is weak,i say weak my friend. You know what they say, the Darker the skin the Deeper the roots... Ag shame,a bit of mix blood and you want to talk for the nation. Your family will not talk ,or think race as they might upset someone in the house. One happy family, is what has been presented to you. Check the fridge next time you visiting your family.

      gizzy - 2011-03-21 18:37

      Oh shut up tommy2. You know nothing about my family so best you keep your uninformed opinions to your bigoted self. Goodbye, you are the weakest link!

      tommy 2 - 2011-03-21 18:48

      @gizzy Next,time do not bring your family into discussions. Am i the weakest link(i think not) Why don't you go study your family tree. And figure out what bloodline you are. While you at it,remember to check the families fridge. "may fiona coine rest in peace"

      DESPERATE - 2011-03-21 19:32

      Now now, children!!!

      Steve Wonderboy - 2011-03-21 20:14

      @tommy 2 I knew you were a troll!

      tommy 2 - 2011-03-21 20:45

      @ steve boy Cant you see i'm busy,now go play somewere. Like,i said there is no wonder in your postings.

      lindz.aylward - 2011-03-22 09:33

      Tommy 2 you are really bored and immature! I am sure your family is nothing close to perfect, like everyone else in this world! Before you judge others take a look in the mirror! ASSHOLE!

  • Nico - 2011-03-21 18:29

    I wouldn't worry too much about the booing crowd as they are the uneducated lot. No manners, no education, no self respect, the list is long!

  • lydia.christenson - 2011-03-21 18:40

    How utterly disgusting - but dont expect anything except chaos - as this is what will rain on South Africans for decades to come unless we upgrade our standards to some form of decency and litracy. Typical with autocrats all over Africa - keep the masses ignoraant - make them promises you will never deliver on - keep them happy by throwing them a bone now and then to make them believe that this is democracy - and advise them to go forth and pro-create more illiterate rabbel rousers for them to sucker so that they have more pawns to use. You can fool some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all the time. The spirit of Africa is rising - time to go.

      Nico - 2011-03-21 19:31

      You are so right in what you wrote. 100% the truth. I am copying a friend of mines comment on something else: "Man die ANC gaan weer die oorhand kry. Hoekom? Wel, die meerderheid van hul ondersteuners is weens apartheid onintelligent, ongeletterd en verbitter en weens hul omstandighede het hulle 'n lae selfbeeld. So hulle stem ANC om deel te wees van die wenspan, om 'n tydelike oemf te ervaar, om te voel hulle is IETS. Die ANC weet die dinge, daarom die beloftes, geskenke en mind F*ery tydens die aanloop van die verkiesing. Die nuwe generasie sien die ANC vir wat hy werklik is. VERAL die wat ordentlik Engels praat. Gaan loer maar na die intellek van die Kleurlinge en Swartes wat teen die ANC is. Jy kan 'n myl ver sien die mense is nie STUPID nie. Gaan loer na die wittes wat ANC stem. Jy kan 'n myl ver sien hulle haat die lewe en soek aandag."

      Tania - 2011-03-21 20:33

      With respect: If you are going to accuse people of illiteracy - please use spell check. 'reign' not rain, 'ignorant' not ignoraant (maybe that one was intentional...;-) 'multiply' not procreate, 'rabble' not rabbel. On the udder hand, you have a pont. Tania S

  • James Lenoir - 2011-03-21 19:10

    Just watched the heckling of De Lille: Yep The ANC bussed people in again. Those folks don't look like people from Athlone! Stay Classy ANC!

      unblind - 2011-03-22 13:37

      what do people who stay in athlone look like? have you even been to athlone? have you seen how mixed it's demographics are or are you commenting based on group areas acts stereotypes? i understand that the human rights rally was open to anyone to attend across the cape, not just residents of athlone.

      taariqhendricks - 2011-03-22 14:06

      @unblind I am from athlone and believe me those people are not from athlone. Athlone is made up of about 98% coloureds. Those people were bussed in from the townships.

  • Vaal Donkie - 2011-03-21 19:28

    It's a pity. I am not going to vote DA/ID, but I like Patty. She's a great lady. She certainly doesn't deserve to be booed.

  • capecrowley - 2011-03-21 19:31

    Treating any woman like that shows disrespect towards the woman and reflects poorly on their own upbringing. Except of course for Manto. She was a loon.

  • SamuelMabena - 2011-03-21 19:38

    The ANC do not tolerate any other party. They are a corrupt black elite party who pay lipservice to democracy. The are racists with NO tolerance for the rights and opinions of others.

  • Janine - 2011-03-21 19:48

    Saddened by this but not at all surprised.

  • Jason - 2011-03-21 20:16

    It must really drive the ANC mad that the best run province is the one they don't run. But instead of trying to bring the other provinces up to the Western Capes standard, they try to lower the Western Capes standards by undermining the DA party in the region. Same goes with the education instead of trying to raise the education level. The lower passing grades and adjust marks to get the results they want. Its rather sad actually.

  • Lesley - 2011-03-21 20:41

    Do you think that we will ever get away from insulting poeple because they are a different colour and rather focus on which party will give us and the rest of the country the best service and delivery. When will it ever be about good governance?

  • Rudolf - 2011-03-21 20:54

    HA HA!! Brilliant! The masses not what you expected them to be De Lille? You "still" not good enough?? The more things change, the more they stay the same... And so history teaches us to "be carefull when swopping one master for another". Kry vir jou!!!!

  • Rudolf - 2011-03-21 20:56

    HA HA!! Brilliant! The masses not what you expected them to be De Lille? You "still" not good enough?? The more things change, the more they stay the same... And so history teaches us to "be carefull when swopping one master for another". Kry vir jou!!!!

  • Bulmung - 2011-03-21 21:02

    sigh ... politics and comments don't work well together.

  • Mike - 2011-03-21 21:03

    Human Rights? ANC? Now that's what I call an oxymoron...

  • Skwertno1 - 2011-03-21 21:06

    Why was Zuma in the Cape and not Durban ??

      motsokwane - 2011-03-21 21:24

      To open the eyes of the blinded poor people of the cape.And to remind the coloured of who they really are.they are our cousins not Hellen's.

      william.botha - 2011-03-21 22:45

      It is obvious, some in the ANC do not understand the concept of opposition parties, such a basic concept. Like Motsokwane for instance. Motsokwane is a hater.

      veda2701 - 2011-03-22 10:03

      Motsokwane - really?? And what has the ANC done for them? Now that it's election time they are your 'cousins', but a few weeks ago they were in 'over-supply' according to your brothers????

      Felix - 2011-03-22 10:24

      motso you are an idiot.

      motsokwane - 2011-03-22 10:58

      @veda,I will refer you to the recent incident only.They ensured that one of the developmental millenium goals was not going to be undermined by a mere da." access to sanitation"

      Xolani - 2011-03-22 11:12

      Skwertno1 - Why was Zuma in the Cape and not Durban ?? because he is the the President of the Republic of South Africa and Cape Town is a city in the Republic that he presides over ... do you want me to draw that for you ?

      The Patriot - 2011-03-22 11:43

      Here we go again..Mots, dont believe everything you think.

      chriscpt15 - 2011-03-22 13:10

      @ Motsokwane : Tsêk!!! I'm not your cousin.

      Perfume - 2011-03-22 21:15

      @motsokwane......the Coloureds are your cousins since when?????

  • Clive - 2011-03-21 21:27

    How sad that Human Rights Day is turned into an orgy of intolerance and racism - and I'm not referring only to the ANC rent-a-crowd at Athlone, but also to the rabid nonsense written in this forum by members of all race groups and political persuasions. We are doomed, I'm afraid, to a future of everlasting conflict.

  • Homo Sapien - 2011-03-21 21:47

    As our "hero" Jimmy Manyi said: "There's a freedom of speech, people can say anything they want to". Thank you, Jimmy Manyi, for clarifying freedom of speech for us! "The commission warns that it is unacceptable for anybody to seek to silence those with views which they don't agree with, and it hopes all leaders will speak out against such actions, especially as they come at a time when the country is in the middle of the local government election campaigning period." What a load of nonsense. Nobody silenced her! Nobody gagged her mouth. She was free to speak! She CHOSE not to speak! Patricia de Lille has the RIGHT to express her views, do the voters of this country. Just because she has a fancy position and is given a microphone to address crowds, does not AUTOMATICALLY give her immunity from criticism. If people do not like what she has to say, they have the RIGHT to demand her silence! The reaction to this incident is indicative of a disease that is taking over South Africa. People like Manyi and Malema claim to themselves the RIGHT to say anything they want, but nobody has the right to respond. Sounds to me like the beginning of a totalitarian rule, right back to the old South Africa and the Apartheid regime! The oppressed now becomes the oppressor!

      Bob65 - 2011-03-22 00:13

      Your understanding of "Freedom of Speech" is still stuck in the Homo Erectus era, isn't it? You may choose to not listen or to reply AFTER allowing someone to speak. Public holidays are not only for the governing party and their followers but for all South Africans. Preventing someone to speak because you don't like what is said (or the speaker) is only one step away from persecuting someone for their opinion. That is how educated people define Freedom of Speech.

  • Yoni - 2011-03-21 22:13

    It's a pity there were so many TV cameras, or else I'm sure Patricia would've tuned those ANC comrades "Djou ma se ...!"

      veda2701 - 2011-03-22 10:04

      Hahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Oh I wish, that would have been the best!

  • Steven St. Copiaz - 2011-03-21 22:14

    Cape Town and its people are sick of chameleon politics! At the Cape Town Carnival Helen Zille used the platform to endorse Patricia as their mayoral candidate, no one took notice of her, she was a fool. Also this gathering was not a political rally nor a DA gathering, and it was a Cape Town event, and if she was represented as the DA`s candidate, other representatives of their parties elect should also have been there.. Her presence was inappropriate. This again proofed itself today, when amongst all the other members in her cabinet, she ignored them and chose PAtricia to be acting Premier? WTF? again a political move and one to force her aging face on Cape Town and its people.. We dont want her, she can go and fly kites instead or go chase cars... Zille, your time is also counted, be careful with the games you choose to play with us, we are not stupid! you will burn your fingers... Round 1! Game Over... Round 2... Results Pending!

      Zeus - 2011-03-21 22:18

      "ja baas"

      Sunny - 2011-03-22 09:13

      @Steven, and you would do a better job of running the WC? Stop speaking for the people of Cape Town, it is in fact YOU that's sick of chameleon politics. And again "We don't want her", is an assumption proven wrong by the voters of the WC, she was DEMOCRATICALLY voted into power and is doing a hell of a lot better than any other province. Be careful what you wish for, you may just get what you want.

      Felix - 2011-03-22 10:27

      Hey Steve, did you post this after you got back from the De Lille's speech? How was the chicken on the bus ride home?

      coolwaynie - 2011-03-22 10:37

      This guy should be writing speeches for Mugabe and Gadaffi.

  • tiotudg - 2011-03-21 22:35

    Suid-Afrika bestaan uit 'n terminaal siek gemeenskap.

  • Jorene - 2011-03-22 06:42

    Come on people, we could clearly see that the crowd were told beforehand to boo the DA no matter who was giving the speech. Zuma is weak, he could have stopped it.

  • ZAR Minority X - 2011-03-22 07:02

    Like the Nazi’s were white nationalists - the ANC is a BLACK NATIONALIST party. It is a collection of extreme racists practicing social engineering in exactly the same way as the Nazi’s did. The Athlone incident is further evidence that the ANC followers are FULLY aware of the ANC’s fundamental policies and it is erroneous to believe that the ANC followers do not know they are being ‘lied’ to. They are fully aware of it – the fact is they do not care – at the core of their actions are rather the racists- and murderous policies of Black Nationalism - the policies of overt ETHNIC CLEANSING. This is in direct conflict with the constitution of SA in every manner conceivable. This is ILLEGAL and warrants direct action – immediately. The barbaric uncivilised behaviour of Black Nationalists is indicative of the primitive demeanour of its apologists. An uncouth demeanour set to take SA back to the iron age where its followers sit around and do nothing other than parasite of the mineral wealth of the country. Nothing like this ever happened during Apartheid – SA is today less of a democracy than what it was during Apartheid. There is therefore every justification to proceed with military action – immediately. The rest of the world is becoming aware of the fact that ANC are nothing other than primitive, obtuse, racist criminals (ie the party and its followers). Action today will proceed in a new setting.

      unskinnybob - 2011-03-23 11:31

      You give the ANC way too much credit. A bunch of uneducated thugs and thieves maybe.

  • Faahim - 2011-03-22 07:50

    Maybe they thought it was a soccer match!!!

  • william.botha - 2011-03-22 07:51

    Was Apartheid the product of this type of mentality?

  • Shayne_22 - 2011-03-22 08:25

    Black people were 'rukking hand uit' at the stadium... those people acted like animals, and let me tell you, the ANC arranged free busses to the blacks in Langa, Gugs, Khayelitsha, etc, Athlone is a coloured community, coloureds did not receive free transport to the stadium, so it was made to seem as if the blacks majority in wc, are all for the ANC.

      unblind - 2011-03-22 13:43

      Shane you are just exposing your racist mentality. Busses were offered to whichever ward requested them. And that is a fact. Secondly everyone who wanted to board the bus could have done so. Nobody was checking skin colour at the door. It is irrelevant. So please get over your racist self. There were buses from Mitchells Plain as well.

  • Aabels - 2011-03-22 09:56

    Zille saw it coming. That's why she sent De Lille. Shame on her!!!!!!

  • Ccsignor - 2011-03-22 09:59

    ANC..poverty and death till Jesus comes..VIVA!

  • coolwaynie - 2011-03-22 10:29

    de Lille was one of the most vocal supporters of the ANC during the 80's. This again illustrates the level of ignoramity so prevalent in South African cultural groups. The ANC knows this hence their having to be blatantly racist when speaking in front of their supporters. The danger they face is that unless they talk down to their level the speeches would have no impact on the morons that come to see them.

  • bef0ktebl0nd - 2011-03-22 11:06

    typical ANC supporters

  • maseratifitt - 2011-03-22 11:40

    Frustration! : Nowhere in the article, or in the comments, is any indication exactly what the people were booing about. This leads me to believe that it was an ANC orchestrated disruption, which only appeals to the ignorant and mindless among us.

  • Gert - 2011-03-22 12:02

    Listen here because I want to advise coloreds people for the last time,I am an afrikaner who believe in self detemination:You suffered immensely during apartheid and your situations will not change since people like Patricia Delille abondoned you.Start your own coloreds party for Cape Coloreds,you are the majority in Cape Town.Don't be used by the DA.They are like a snake with two heads without a tail.During apartheid they benefited even when they now pretend that they opposed apartheid.Now they pretend again to be democratric,when they are only serving the interests of the English men who killed my people in the concentration camps in Balmoral near Witbank in 1899-1902.Vote the DA out and rule your selves for once and serve your intersts.

      Sythe - 2011-03-22 12:50

      1899 and 1902.....very relevant!!!

      maseratifitt - 2011-03-22 12:50

      Come on, Gert man! I too am an Afrikaner and our forebears have been persecuted and killed by many groupings,not only the English. But that is in the past. Today we are South Africans and we need a government that can look after all of our interests. We need to look to the future. A civilized future for our children. There are people in all ethnic groupings who share the same civilized values. It is on these values that we should build the future, not on divisive ethnicity. The only option I can see within the current system, which can work towards civilized unity in this country, is the DA.

      koolaid - 2011-03-22 13:24

      give the man an orange -

      Mthandi111 - 2011-03-22 15:48

      I agree with Gert 100%, coloured people should determine their destiny and not leave it to any smooth talking politicians in which ever form they come in.

      maseratifitt - 2011-03-22 18:23

      So, Mthandi111 : You stand for Apartheid?

      unskinnybob - 2011-03-23 11:34

      Dis reg Gert. Hou aan stem vir een of ander pisserige minderheid en vertel ander om ook so te doen. Kyk hoe vêr kom julle.

  • - 2011-03-22 12:32

    Was it not De Lille who used to sing one settler one bullet and also one settler one air ticket? A leopard does not change its spots.

      unskinnybob - 2011-03-23 11:34

      Yes - and she stopped at the appropriate time.

  • Sythe - 2011-03-22 12:48

    I look forward to voting DA! The masses were jeering de Lille because they have the same mind set as their leaders. It seems they have learnt something from Julias. Go DA. Thank you

  • Karin - 2011-03-22 12:52

    Leave it to the ANC and supporters to be the "unruly" ones. Whats new?