Mantashe: ANC should not be complacent

2012-06-01 09:00

Johannesburg - ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has warned that the ruling party should never become complacent, SABC radio reported on Friday.

"I normally tell people that any brand is as good as its services. If you rubbish the ANC you can destroy it that way," Mantashe said at the Elijah Barayi memorial lecture in Carletonville, south west of Johannesburg.

"OK Bazaars was a strong brand in the retail sector, so strong that... it became complacent and it was sold for R1 to Shoprite Checkers and that brand disappeared," Mantashe said.

Barayi, who died in 1994, was a trade unionist and a president of the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

  • Jacques - 2012-06-01 09:02

    In fifteen years you're the opposition, so it doesn't really matter what you are.

      Charles-Bronson - 2012-06-01 09:07

      cANCer you have proofed to the people of South Africa you clearly stand for one thing only "Corruption" You are the most corrupted party in the history of SA. You run the flame of thief's!!!

      mlucejko - 2012-06-01 09:57

      Mantashe is soo right !! The day will come when the ANC will 'sell-out' to the DA for R1.00...

      Jack - 2012-06-01 12:13

      The irony Gwede is that if you governed this country into greatnes with honesty and justice and integrity, you wouldn't have so much opposition and you wouldn't have to think on how to rigg the 2019 election. We're not asking for much, just a good government

  • Henri - 2012-06-01 09:05

    really comparing yourselves with a retail group ??? no wonder you dont know what the bleep your doing !!!!!!!

      Alf - 2012-06-01 09:30

      The comparison with a retail outlet is in line with the "FOR SALE" and "SOLD" signs that form part of Hail to the Thief 2 exhibition. Glad to see Mantashe - the barbel with tooth decay - agree with Murray on the subject!

      Murechen - 2012-06-01 09:40

      So is he saying that they can be bought for as little as R1.00?

  • Tuco - 2012-06-01 09:05

    If you rubbish the ANC you can destroy it that way Mantashe and crew you are doing a good job of detroying the ANC already just don't take the rest of the counrty with you.

  • Lourenzo - 2012-06-01 09:07

    Butch of morons...since when a party can be compared to a brand...Butch of clowns

  • Lourenzo - 2012-06-01 09:07

    Butch of morons...since when a political party can be compared to a brand...Butch of clowns

  • Vic - 2012-06-01 09:10

    Keep rubbishing the ANC; it will have the desired effect and be worth only R1

  • Vince - 2012-06-01 09:11

    Dear Gwede. get real boet! You have been complacent for so long you cannot even recognise it any more. I must add that I am not too distressed about it as I know that the rot is set sooooo deep it can now never be eradicated and it will destroy the ANC.

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-06-01 09:31

      Let's see how far the rot has set in at the next general elections. Eastern Cape to the ANC and the rest of the country to the DA; sounds fair to me.

      Vic - 2012-06-01 09:51

      Stefan Just maybe the EC won't want the ANC either. Wishful thinking I suppose,unless there is voters education.

  • Gigo - 2012-06-01 09:11

    So say the outgoing secretary?Viva Fikile Mbalula Viva,Mantashe he's the problem in the Anc.

      Jacques - 2012-06-01 12:35

      I've missed your trolling, dude, you've been quiet since malema has pissed off. How's the doing nothing treating you? Who are you supporting now?

  • Herman - 2012-06-01 09:14

    No, the anc should be disbanded. just a bunch of commies who love money and hate whites.

  • Loo - 2012-06-01 09:14

    Simple fact is that the ANC will be in power as long as they have the support of the illiterate masses but that is changing. They have already lost thousands of voters as was proven by the recent municipal elections. The more people get educated the more they see through their BS and self enrichment. But sadly, it will take another 20 years for the masses to upset the applecart ito. the ANC. I HOPE the economy will survive another 20 years though. THAT is the question.

      Jaco - 2012-06-01 09:54

      Yes Chikunga. You keep 'remembering' what the white devils did to you while your anc burns the country to the ground. just remember to tell your kid why he has no future and cant find a job. Tell him why you thought voting with emotion was better than to vote with your brain.

      djmain1 - 2012-06-01 09:56

      You are still oppressed by your beloved cANCer - you just don't realise it! And you're a racist (just like the cANCer). Phansi cANCer, phansi!!!

      Loo - 2012-06-01 10:15

      @chikunga ,, a kid born in 1994 (black or white)now 18 years surely should get the same opportunity regardless of race. You will now argue that his/her parents was privilidged. I will argue that the khoisan was murdered (not even oppressed) and driven from The South of Africa by two groups, the white settlers moving north and the black migrants moving south from middle northern part of Africa. ( this is fact btw). So Im saying, HOW FAR do you want this to go back. And also King Chaka, killed and murdered thousands of its neighbours in a quest to be the superior race. It was only later when Dingaan was defeated by Retief that the Nazi Like behaviour of Dinguswayo and Chaka's tirrany stopped. So what is my point ,, My point is ,, WE ALL have skeletons in the closet,, but if we dont draw a line somewhere this country is doomed. Same reason the Germans put the holocaust , the Americans the Indian Genocide, The Australians the Maorie genocide, Eurpoe in gen the crusades etc. behind them and are now first world countries. See fact is if we DONT put a very sad past behind us ALL (black white and pink) will become beggers relying on handouts from the western world. AND THAT my friend will put the black population and the white population in the same boat. Rulers of nothing with no future for the kids of us ALL. Now ask yourself .. Is THAT what Mandela had in mind ??? Because a 20-25 year old avg black man has sacrificed NOTHING compared to their elder generation.

      Vic - 2012-06-01 14:28

      Jaco, you're spot on. Until such time as the illiterate masses vote using their heads,the ANC will govern. Terrible thought, but it's called "voter education".

      chikunga - 2012-06-01 22:07

      Unfortunately Loo news24 decided to remove my post as they always do but got no hard feelings with them coz the prefer I speak what they want or content that fit the brainwashing they need so they fulfill the worst slavery there is, the one done to the mind. But unfortunately for them my mind has been liberated coz the truth will set you free and no matter how the media so disire to lock me in a cacoon of their controlled media I will not be made to be believe a subtly truth to suit the masters of the race of races because I believe all people are equal in this universe not that some are more equal than others.and to answer you Loo what really infuriatates me is the dishonest is the dishonest with which most white people have especially when a black politician is concerned.that really send me nuts,

      chikunga - 2012-06-01 22:08

      and yes I dont support corruption at any level.

  • Vincent - 2012-06-01 09:25

    Hayibo! OK Bazaars was sold to Shoprite-Checkers for R1? Really? Ranta? Leshome? A! Big heads...tell them comrade but, am not sure if you got my vote yet. Shave first and we will see.

  • Ashwin - 2012-06-01 09:35

    hahahahahahahahahahaha Rofl TGIF what a comedy show. Thank you for the joke

  • niki.wessels - 2012-06-01 09:36

    Complacent as in spending weeks debating about a painting, but not attending to serious service delivery issues, and sending thirty municipal workers to change the name of a street (the wrong one) while ignoring the huge sinkhole blocking the same street?

  • Nigel - 2012-06-01 09:42

    What a useless article this is.

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