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Loyalists not rewarded - Mantashe

2013-01-18 22:40

Johannesburg - No ANC member was elected to a position of leadership because of loyalty to President Jacob Zuma, secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said on Friday.

"This [notion] is a serious assault on the character of many capable individuals in the ANC," Mantashe told reporters in Johannesburg.

If news analysis of the African National Congress was done properly, these kind of assertions would not happen.

Mantashe said the ANC had been meeting with intellectuals and analysts.

Analysis of the party in newspaper columns was often worrying.

"Analysts and communicators must come [and talk to the ANC] and not do analysis from small corners," he said.

This was "arrogance at its best".

Mantashe's remarks followed reports after the ANC's national conference in Mangaung last month where members seeking new leadership were snubbed and excluded from positions of leadership.

The issue was discussed at the ANC's one-day national executive committee (NEC) meeting held in Irene, south of Pretoria on Thursday.

The meeting was a continuation of the one held in Durban earlier this month.

Mantashe said during the meeting the NEC acknowledged its primary task of implementing the mandate of last month's national conference.

This included focusing on ethics and political education as part of the "decade of the cadre" and delivering socio-economic freedom.

Problems

He said it was decided that youth unemployment should be tackled urgently.

The party also agreed that there was a need for the private sector to be monitored to ensure it was committing itself to the national programme outlined in the national development plan.

"High unemployment, deepening poverty and growing inequality remain the most pre-eminent problems facing society," Mantashe said.

"As we deal with the situation in the mining industry, the challenges facing the agricultural sector, the reality of these three pre-eminent problems must inform the approach."

The 20-member national working committee (NWC) was elected at the meeting. Half of them were women.

They are Jeff Radebe, Naledi Pandor, Lindiwe Zulu, Bathabile Dlamini, Nomvula Mokonyane, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Jackson Mthembu, Nathi Mthethwa, Malusi Gigaba, Derek Hanekom, Susan Shabangu, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Collins Chabane, Aaron Motsoaledi, Nomaindia Mfeketo, Blade Nzimande, Fikile Xhasa, Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Sisa Mabe.

This was the first time the ANC was enforcing a provision of its constitution, which stated there had to be 50% representation of women in leadership.

However, the women elected to the NWC were elected on merit, Mantashe said.

The NWC is responsible for the day-to-day running of the ANC.






Comments
  • cemslie - 2013-01-18 22:53

    Pull this finger and see what happens!!!!

      godfrey.welman - 2013-01-18 23:07

      Agree, with Joemat-Pettersson in the team...say nomore.

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-19 00:09

      Aha! A wriggle manouvere. We haven't forgotten, Gwede but it seems you have "Everything you touch will multiply. I've always said that a wise businessperson will support the ANC... because supporting the ANC means you're investing very well in your business."

      chris.summers.3954 - 2013-01-19 00:11

      "Mantashe said the ANC had been meeting with intellectuals and analysts" To me this clearly indicates that the ANC had to look outside of it's structures to find intellectuals and analysts. Regardless, Gwede is a liar as recently proven during the Madiba healthscare where he blatantly lied to the public.

      ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-19 00:25

      Sometimes i always wonder how are we going to get rid of this dreadfull deases called cANCer through the barrel of the gun or through ballot paper,the reason im saying that is that im sick and tired of this corrupt movement and iv voted for it several times and i do understand and appreciat the fact that my parents,grandparents,greatgrandparents fought and die under it for the betterness of this country but that alone it doesnt mean that i have to fold my arms and lean my back against the wall while they are bussy driveng this beautifull country to the darkest hole of this planet.Lastly i like to request all of us on this forum not to post some kinds of sensitive comments cause those kind of comments will always keep us foolish and devided for a very longtime while our country is falling apart and cANCer is using that kind of racial devision as their advantage to secure their evilfortunes.

      ivy.malema.3 - 2013-01-19 05:30

      We lost capable cadre thanx to people who voted to pay back those who supported Zuma second term. It is the truth everybody knows it including all in the NEC and u Mantashe, there is no need to deny it.

      mathata.fela.7 - 2013-01-19 06:44

      Just imagine what a wonderful country South Africa would have been if all these pathetic attempts of spindoctoring by the little critters of the ANC were actually true....

      sarel.esterhuizen - 2013-01-19 06:46

      "The party also agreed that there was a need for the private sector to be monitored to ensure it was committing itself to the national programme outlined in the national development plan." - this is by far the most worrying statement, ANC is clearly not embracing free market principles anymore.

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-01-19 07:07

      Merit what merit loyalists are rewarded, there is a history of loyalists stuffing up then being rewarded by being deployed somewhere else or not prosecuted at all. Loyalists are immune from prosecution. Head of the Arms enquiry is a loyalist who will ensure very little is exposed and he will be rewarded. Shaik was a loyalist released from prison and rewarded for keeping his mouth shut by having his confiscated millions returned to him. I see its reported that Reddy a staunch Zuma loyalist and loan shark was rewarded with a way over inflated tender recently. No dear comrade Mantashe pull the other leg please, you can only fool your uneducated supporting masses with this drivel...........the sooner your corrupt organization is voted out of power the better for our country...................

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-19 07:07

      Lwandle remember that we also have AWB and Boeremag members commenting on news24. Do not let them believe they represent any significant constituency worth worrying about, or dissuade you from the goal, which is to remove the current leeches from power and install a government that will put SA first, not their stomachs. I believe and there has been ample proof that most of the current ANC leadership were not necessarily in the struggle to end economic and racial oppression for everyone, but for themselves and themselves alone. Some where not even actively involved in the fight against apartheid, but are now in the leadership accumulating wealth using devious ways. The example is Juliarse. Look at Cassel Mathale. He and other so-called "cadres" are millionaires after bankrupting the Limpopo fiscus. Another is the Northern Cape's ANC strongman. No decisive action has been taken against any of them by the ANC, because the entire leadership is doing exactly the same thing. They have also "deployed" their cadres to the highest ranks in the Police and the NPA in order to ensure that nothing happens to those who are caught robbing the taxpayer of monies that should go to public services, and to the poor

      Eterni80 - 2013-01-19 07:21

      and Shaik was released from prison because he's...........

      infijar.ken - 2013-01-19 10:16

      A communist on the ANC (not Government) NWC! What the hack? Who, on the NWC, is NOT a Spear supporter then, Mr Zumantashe?

      fussed.anderson - 2013-01-19 17:23

      And Visvan Ready, how does he fit in?????

      derek.francois.3 - 2013-01-20 08:25

      He's the "ever ready" there to help showerhead when he needs cash...............

      bullet.proof.9400 - 2013-01-20 08:54

      Pull the other one it's got bells on it

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2013-01-18 22:54

    Sure Gwede , listen to the voices !!!!

  • cemslie - 2013-01-18 22:55

    Pull this finger and see what happens!!!!

  • Doomsayer - 2013-01-18 22:56

    Can you give any proof over and above your word - as ANC leadership's word count for less and less. Also, am I the only one getting annoyed by a continuos use of belittlement in order to sidestep valid arguments? "making small arguments" - "he is a small boy" - "he is a tiny bishop" It is like these nutters can't debate properly! Read the comments against Lindiwe from ANC spokesperson as a prime example

      mfundo.buthelezi.16 - 2013-01-18 23:01

      open your mind

      EricksonTL - 2013-01-18 23:14

      Perhaps they specialise in being 'mass debaters.' Yes. Yes, I went there.

      Doomsayer - 2013-01-19 08:36

      @mfundo - I am eager to hear in what way you are expecting me to open my mind? That surely can't be your whole comment?

  • hein.huyser - 2013-01-18 23:01

    Of coarse we know that Gwede, they are only cadres deployed because of their brilliant accumen, over the top leadership skills and their above the norm qualifications.

      carl.fourie.9 - 2013-01-19 21:51

      The commission is already being jeapordize with the inclusion of Minerals and Mining minister Susan Shabangu. She has absolutely no insight and business sense with her threatning Angloplat to suspend their mining rights and not knowing the consequences

  • charl.odonovan - 2013-01-18 23:04

    "capable individuals". Capable in who's eyes? A jailbird is NOT capable of running a household, never mind a country. And I don't call that buffoon a pres.....! Can't even mention his "rank" together with his name, sounds like swearing.

  • debduplessis - 2013-01-18 23:05

    The truth always hurts hey Mantashe!!! You only there cos of JZ favouritism! We all know how politics work.......

  • Daft Vader - 2013-01-18 23:05

    Mantashe, don't like the fact that people are allowed to have opinions and are allowed to air their opinions?

  • Swapie - 2013-01-18 23:15

    Pfffftttt! Its a stinker.

  • mark.a.fysh - 2013-01-18 23:16

    The little southern Stalin declared serious assault on the journalists, so many, of Capital so scarce. Cadres are so clever and learned of the creed it overrides all learning,so unnecessary and mean. The Sector is so private, the Monitor is called in and the NWC is coming, to sort the arrogance out.

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2013-01-18 23:30

      Wanna try this again, in plain old English? I haven't a clue what you are trying to say.

      mark.a.fysh - 2013-01-18 23:48

      Ah,you are a poet then?

      ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-18 23:51

      Hai Rustic i didnt here from you for the very long time how is your new year keep it up with your constructive comments and no racisist comments this time around let us all growup alittle bit,ignore the trolls,let us all come together to fight for common goal and no more corruption in our lifetime

      mark.a.fysh - 2013-01-18 23:58

      Hullo Comrade Ernest. Hot in the Cape, I hear? Give my regards to Helen.

      ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-19 01:15

      @Rustic my friend definatley i will send those regards for you to Hellen and you what even though im not a DA or cANCer supporter but i would like to see HELLEN taking over E CAPE from the next comming electiom because my province is becomming the darkest hole day by day,and if she can do that iwill praise her as an African Quen thats the only way she can win SA PROVINCE by PROVINCE as if she!s killing the elephant piec by piec.

      mark.a.fysh - 2013-01-19 01:39

      Well thank you Ernest. Wouldn't it be nice if the beautiful Eastern Cape got decent governance - that is all people want,after all. I know the area well. Good luck.

  • aroka.murombe - 2013-01-18 23:21

    Go tell that to the chickens

      debduplessis - 2013-01-18 23:51

      but will the chickens listen... maybe the goats & sheep will!

      doris.enboris.7 - 2013-01-19 06:11

      I work on a chicken farm. When I mentioned it to them they attacked me. Even chickens know this imbicile and his ANC chonies should be chased back to Zim. They can govern with uncle syphilus

      siphom.mnguni - 2013-01-19 10:45

      @aroka: please leave the chicken out of this. They are the only meat I eat. They might be spoiled by these lies and I'm not about to be a vegitarian, please!

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-18 23:23

    This old decaying organisation is now becoming a boring joke why always telling the nation lies nxaa why should analyst aproach the them on someting to be seen by a blind person

  • Brian Dorning - 2013-01-18 23:25

    Yawn! You claim that poverty and unemployment blah blah blah...but look at the people with employment and how they are acting. The SA government had an external analysis done of our labour laws and the results were that they were flawed and not for a 3rd world and developing country...it got swept under the rug. Politicians just seem to make noise. We live in a rainbow nation, why aren't all the different races represented in your 'top 20'? Racist!

  • rontheogre - 2013-01-18 23:26

    So Gwede, you want us to believe that self serving, unqualified, incompetent under performing members of the SA government that continually get caught stealing, lying, abusing power without taking responsibility for their departments, like Angie, are there on merit?????? No one is making observations from "small corners" as you put it. These are comments and analysis based on facts, reports generated by the governments own departments, and the lack of performance and service delivery quite obvious to the normal man on the street. Of course people in similar positions as yourself will speak in glowing terms of Zuma's administration as your ability to reap rewards based on your position is directly related to your good standing in the ANC. Companies that do wonders in SA but are not affiliated to the ANC or provide direct support (in this case purely financial in nature) to the ANC like the Reddys and Guptas are sidelined, and this is done with express presidential approval as indicated by Zuma's speech. This government is rotten from top to bottom and then you have the gall to sprout this rubbish without blushing. But then you have an excellent teacher in Zuma mixed with a what I have to assume to be a diabolical lack of self respect, moral fibre and conscience, as do most in government that screws the voter in order to get rich and keep power.

      clement.mokone - 2013-01-19 00:10

      Good one Ronny,good one. What merit of Angie The books Mothsekga? Merit to her? Come on Gwede Mantashe. You are lying through your teeth. Its obvious that president Zuma is not popular with the majority of our people and that puts our ANC which you and Zuma have destroyed. Indeed our people need a second freedom from corrupt leaders/government like Zuma. Don't come pretend to us and pretend to be a good government. I saw Tony Yengeni next to Zuma in Mangaung,on full camera. Is he there on merit? Is Zuma there on merit? You guys are playing with black people for sure. It was first the minority government,now is you,you who supposed to be our guardians. Its not fair what you guys are doing to us. You are destroying our nation. If you don't want to lead us properly then why don't you leave us alone instead of insulting us?

  • rodney.bevan.58 - 2013-01-18 23:27

    Bwaahhaaahaaahaaahaaaa!! Good one Mantashe, you should take up comedy.

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-18 23:33

    Everyone chill. This is just part of ZA comedy hour. Stay tuned. More fantasies to be revealed!

      siphom.mnguni - 2013-01-19 10:40

      I knew that once the Wolf hit the keyboard hour will deliver top-of-the-range stuff and I enjoyed. Keep them coming, Wolf!

  • JohnDough - 2013-01-18 23:43

    cr@p, Pinocchio at work again.

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-18 23:51

    lets blame babalas this thing of drinking too much and address a press conference must be avoided at all costs we becoming a joke internationally

      marcusvandermerwe - 2013-01-19 07:43

      Is Rollingstone your name?

  • deabreu - 2013-01-18 23:54

    All the ANC politicians care about is their power,wealtH and greed, and they will swoop to the lowest levels of their darkest side to keep themselves rich, and to keep the uneducated in povery. If

  • davy.botha - 2013-01-19 00:44

    In my view the ANC has lost all integrity!

      ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-19 04:17

      its sad but its true

      ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-19 04:23

      Thers oly one song i hate to listen.. (in my time)its always reminds about the past of which icant bring back those yesterdays cause they are gone for good but we need to move on in life.

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2013-01-19 07:05

      Yo right botha i agree with u n hw u put it broer

  • andrew.ellis.3382 - 2013-01-19 01:26

    Bunch of clowns sitting round a table feeling important and finding disingenuous ways to spend white tax money. Patience is running out....

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2013-01-19 06:19

      Now ellis, ure being so stupid again, why say 'white' tax instead of only saying tax, or you know something the rest of us are not aware of? Is it true that whites are still greedily clinging to sa's economy? If thats the case then let them not whine when they are heavily taxed, i wish they double the tax from these inflated leechies.

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2013-01-19 07:11

      Can't you for once leave racism out? All in SA pay tax.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-19 07:18

      I pay tax too, but I am brownish in colour although officially labelled black. I also looked at your picture and you do not resemble anything white. I assume then that by "white tax money" you are referring to those monies which are forcefully taken away as PAYE, SITE, VAT etc from everyone, brownish, pinkish, yellowish, etc?

      ann.ornelas - 2013-01-20 16:20

      Agree with all the comments, we all pay tax Andrew what the he&& does color have to do with it?

  • neil.lovegrove - 2013-01-19 01:52

    Liar Liar Bums on fire

  • precious.yumyum - 2013-01-19 02:37

    mxm, gwede drinks too much cheap wine if he actually believes that zuma(all who bankroll him) has not been paying back since the polokwane anc conference. the other day mSHOWERlozi was telling business people to support govt/anc or lose out on deals.

      jenny.webbe - 2013-01-19 22:03

      Mostly agree with you precious, apart from Gwede drinking cheap wine. Like all the top brass in the ANC, he wouldn't stint on the expensive things in life - bought with our money.

  • papzu - 2013-01-19 02:56

    viva Gwede Mantashe viva.

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2013-01-19 07:12

      Working together we can do more damage.

  • chris.barton.1690 - 2013-01-19 03:13

    Yeah, and the moon is made of green cheese...

  • Notrax123 - 2013-01-19 03:18

    "arrogance at its best". "If news analysis of the African National Congress was done properly, these kind of assertions would not happen." - the ANC only controls SABC, pity we don't control all of the media. New statement from the cANCer: "JZ is celibate" - you better believe it, because we have said so.

  • kevin.moxham.3 - 2013-01-19 05:20

    Comrade - cadre deployment - the state of our schools, hospitals and towns just to mention a few show me something quite different - what i see is incompetence and greed and corruption - are you really saying that this is not happening.....?

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2013-01-19 07:16

      Those glasses don't help Gwede anymore, he needs new ones. He sees nothing.

  • ivy.malema.3 - 2013-01-19 05:23

    It does not need a rocket scientist to determine that all those who were elected were Zuma loyalist, if it was so why Mbalula, Sexwale, Phosa were not elected. Mr Mantashe u are economical with the truth

  • terence.wessels - 2013-01-19 05:25

    Blah blah blah. Lie,cheat and steal. The ANC way...

  • Khomotso D Maake - 2013-01-19 05:41

    Do i hear cries of white disgrundled apartheid babies? Shame, sorry. No matter how loud you can wail, ANC rules. It is their time. Wait for yours - if it will come - through the elections. Can you win the wrestle them and win? I DON'T THINK SO. You will need our black votes of the people you hate with passion. You will lose, lose, and ... yes, lose again. Blacks will complain about corruption and service delivery but they will keep on voting for the ANC because we know and believe that it is better compared to the apartheid regime and it will turn the corner no matter how long it takes. Get to grips.

      ernest.lwandle - 2013-01-19 06:16

      My brother let us face the reality now you know and i know and everybody knows that apartheid is the history now and it will never come back ,now my question is that how can as the nation stick our minds to the past while wee see that our country is losing its sence of direction and our future is looking dark ,and dont tell me that youv voted the apartheid alone with your cadres everybody did the people who didnt i believe they left the country long ago so please dont foolyourself and the just because the sun is still shining on your side and also remember that we all in the same boat its either we swim or we sink together.And the last thing you can benefit temporarly from this kind of corrupt goverment but what goes around comes around its gona be you next time and dont tell me that ididnt warn you.

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2013-01-19 07:23

      You have to keep on believing that whites hate blacks. If you would ever stop believing that, your argument would be gone. That is your fear, the ANC's fear, that people will stop believing this hate-myth that keeps the ANC alive. When whites stopped believing the 'swart gevaar' myth of the NP, the NP was finished. It will happen to your ANC as well, sooner and more sudden than you can imagine.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2013-01-19 07:25

      Zimbabweans must give you a lecture about "turning a corner." Blacks in Zuma's backyard of Nkandla have vote against corruption and handed Nkandla to the IFP. Blacks in Mid-Vaal voted against corruption in the ANC and voted for the DA. Blacks in so many other wards which I am sure you know about if you read, have voted against corruption and voted for other parties and removed the greedy ANC cadres. The ANC has been losing its majority. When was the last time it won a two-thirds? Wake up Khomotso

      talana.malherbe - 2013-01-19 07:27

      Khomotso believe it or not us whites are not white disgruntled apartheid cry babies, 90% of us whites certainly will never vote for apartheid again. Sad thing is we are seen as cry babies because we are trying to fight the corruption and thieving of state coffers, we are trying to fight on behalf of the poorest people in SA, which are mostly black people. Sadly as long as people like you vote for race rather than for a truly better life most of our people will continue to struggle.

      jenny.webbe - 2013-01-19 22:09

      Khomotso - Vote for apartheid? What apartheid? The National Party was finished years ago and NO, all whites did not and would not again, ever want apartheid back. To personally take criticism against this inept ANC government is ridiculous as even the most pro-ANC voter with any intelligence can plainly see which way they country is going... downhill. If that is the legacy you want your children to inherit, a bankrupt third world Somalia/Zimbabwe type starving population, then do by all means continue your thinking

      ntebu.mthi - 2013-01-20 14:58

      Khomotso if you experienced the injustices of apartheid you would not be praising any party that imitates such partheid uncaring injustices, even if it was the ANC. Poverty is poverty, whether it's perpertuated by ANC or the NATS.

  • Khomotso D Maake - 2013-01-19 05:48

    @Ivy, why should ANC beef up their team with the weakest link. Can u do that if you were a leader of any team? Stupid. Besides, ANC policy dictates and advocates a 50% women representation. LOL. Are the names you mentioned women? In your dreams, stupid. In fact that's an insult to them to even think that. Get your head examined.

      ntebu.mthi - 2013-01-20 15:02

      Khomotso stop embarassing yourself, jy ken niks on ANC. Go to a political school near you, you small time peace time hero!

  • mariann.scott.5 - 2013-01-19 05:54

    The days when the people of SA could believe this story are gone! The ANC Propaganda Machine is more active than the propaganda writers of Peoples Republic of China, North Korea, Venezuela etc. Unbelievable on all fronts and it is this fact that is going to bury The Party!

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2013-01-19 06:06

      Glad it neva reached the limit of britain,america,france etc propaganda,,

  • leon.toerien - 2013-01-19 06:02

    Yip they are mixing it with intellectuals...... Even learnt a new word ... "Arrogance". Ok now go learn another new word you dumb arses!

  • barry.pointeer - 2013-01-19 06:16

    and ive got a magic bean-not...

  • louis.hager.12 - 2013-01-19 06:24

    Well neither have they been elected, because they publicly oppose Zuma either. So what are we realy saying here, Gwede?

  • khathutshelo.muafrica - 2013-01-19 06:26

    Mxm,what do u take us for Mantashe?slate politics sucks big tym..look at our rising stars Mbalula n Mashatile

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2013-01-19 06:26

    No rockets science to figure this out. Why nom perfoming ministers and councillors are still in their positions, to dispute Mantashe's notion just loot at JZ's appointments. We got a group of self serving individuals looking after their own interest/ slate, in months ahead some people will be purged and we all know who, just like Polokwane, Mangaung will have consequecies

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2013-01-19 06:26

    No rockets science to figure this out. Why nom perfoming ministers and councillors are still in their positions, to dispute Mantashe's notion just loot at JZ's appointments. We got a group of self serving individuals looking after their own interest/ slate, in months ahead some people will be purged and we all know who, just like Polokwane, Mangaung will have consequencies

  • matshane.seleko - 2013-01-19 06:29

    I love to hear some politicians talk(or should it be speak),but I don't listen to them.Oh!,and I'm thinking about this cadre deployment thing.

  • Jeremiah Sebula - 2013-01-19 06:41

    The NWC is 50% woman but NEC is 100% man. ANC needs transformation, can someone please read ANC constitution to the top 6, maybe they will implement in the next ANC election

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2013-01-19 06:54

      100% man NEC?

  • abner.mophethe - 2013-01-19 06:43

    yeah,right

  • williamjoseph.roberts - 2013-01-19 06:53

    What a lot of codswallop.

  • difa.mashwama - 2013-01-19 06:59

    viva DA viva..

  • chris.potgieter.73 - 2013-01-19 07:12

    Hmmm, I wonder whether Mantashe understands that retired politicians know he is lying. How one might ask is this known... basically all leaders in political parties will ensure that they have a team around them that will not rock the boat. This is sound reasoning but in the ANC one would also be rewarded for not making an issue out of being sidelined because the President has publicly stated that when one supports the ANC you circumstances will flourish. Wonder whether it is Mantashe that is getting our President to make statements that ensure he appears as an idiot.

      rob.bayliss.94 - 2013-01-19 09:15

      Of course leaders build teams that fit together, and therefore exclude potential problem people. BUT no leader will insult the intelligence by pretending and announcing publically that this is not happening. ...can it be true that the audience for these ridiculous statements simply dont understand what is being said, or don't care.....I guess!

  • yolanda.bezuidenhoutfraser - 2013-01-19 07:19

    Yeah right! Do you think we believe you just because you say so? Unfortunatly your action spoke MUCH LOUDER than words. If lying to yourself makes you sleep better, cool. Just know most of SA don't fall for that lie.

  • maraisl - 2013-01-19 07:26

    More like decade of the facepalm

  • talana.malherbe - 2013-01-19 07:34

    Mr Mantashe don't underestimate the citizen's of this country by feeding us such BS! Strange then that all that supported a hugely corrupt man were appointed in powerful positions. You and these people who voted the corrupt lying Zuma at Motaung are responsible for the unemployment, bad state of education and health sectors and inequality.

  • marcusvandermerwe - 2013-01-19 07:41

    Lol, the News24 comments line sound like an online support group for disgruntled white South Africans. Relax people, cheer up, you making yourself a target for hypertension and the ANC loves it.

      Erna - 2013-01-19 09:46

      Unfortunately the News24 comment line is the only place where we can vent our frustrations. Till there is a stronger opposition (don't read DA), we don't have a voice in SA. And please take note, it is not only white people who voice their disenchantment with the anc on this forum. Many black people voice their unhappiness as well.

  • ophokompe - 2013-01-19 07:45

    Mantashe is just protecting Zuma as usual but he say Zuma is lying business don't benefit. He calls his boss a liar. Lots of businesses benefited just by having links with ANC and as Zuma said they will double their earning even more if they take membership of ANC. Shame to Zuma and Mantashe they belong to the dustbin of History, they brought shame to us. I'm no longer a proud South African cause we a laughing stalk.

  • raymond.kok3 - 2013-01-19 07:46

    its all smoke and mirrors ,and you know you lying through you nose all the woman thats put in those possitions is set up to fail thats why their dept is in shambles