Mathale sings Zuma's praises

2012-03-22 09:34

Johannesburg - Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale expressed his "love" for President Jacob Zuma during a Human Rights Day celebration in Mashashane, near Polokwane, The Sowetan reported on Thursday.

Mathale shouted Zuma's name before his speech on Wednesday and said he loved the president. The crowd reportedly shouted disapproving remarks back at Mathale. Some said they "did not want Zuma".

Mathale, a close ally of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, has been at the centre of an alleged battle for political power in the ANC. After he was re-elected as the party's leader in Limpopo, in December last year, Mathala said there were no "supreme members" in the ANC, including Zuma.

Mathale's victory was seen as a boost to his and Malema's reported efforts to unseat Zuma as ANC president.

Shortly before his victory, Zuma placed five of Mathale's provincial government departments under administration following allegations of financial mismanagement. His government had asked the Treasury to increase its overdraft facility by R1bn so it could meet its obligations. He has since said he supported the intervention.

  • Spyker - 2012-03-22 09:42

    What is "G@TKRUIP" in Pedi..?

      Herman - 2012-03-22 09:44

      Sou ek graag ook wou weet, the scum has tasted the good anc life and wants to continue lambasting in it

  • Peter - 2012-03-22 09:42

    You will see this kind of prostitutes once in a while in politics.

  • malcolm - 2012-03-22 09:47

    Eish. With all this talk of love, hopefully our president isn't bisexual. The taxpayer can ill afford another wedding.

  • Fenderbender - 2012-03-22 10:02

    He loves him because Shower Head allowed him to embezzle 2.8 billion rand of tax payers money

  • Marlene Black - 2012-03-22 10:03

    How is it that with the very evident failure of his ability to look after the matters in his province, this man is even permitted to open his mouth? He should be in jail!

  • Malesela - 2012-03-22 10:22

    Malema has NO FEELINGS fo zuma, wat feelings? Now mathale is in love wth zuma, wher das dis place Malema? is dis a first step/sign of betrayal of Malema by mathale? When days are dark, frends...

  • Malesela - 2012-03-22 10:23

    Malema has NO FEELINGS fo zuma, wat feelings? Now mathale is in love wth zuma, wher das dis place Malema? is dis a first step/sign of betrayal of Malema by mathale? When days are dark, frends...

  • guy.goes1 - 2012-03-22 10:32

    Mathale is singing loud for his supper. this rank mampara should have long been shown the exit door

  • clinton.bowden1 - 2012-03-22 10:45

    You obviously don't see the tactic here. He shouts for Zuma and the crowd decries Zuma. The "love" was not of support, it was actually delivering a message to Zuma. Well orchestrated.

  • Kgaugelo - 2012-03-22 10:48

    does this mean the tjatjarag nedia is telling lies when it reports mathale is anti zuma and want him replaced by kgalema?

  • Allan - 2012-03-22 10:57

    What a lot of hot air! these guys are loyal to no one, exept the people they can gain from. Politics in this country requires a drastic enima, get rid of the S%^t i say. Lets keep the bowels of politics free flowing and clean.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-22 11:03

    Sounds to me that this guy will say anything to get what he wants, but action speaks louder than words, once these morons learn this, maybe something better can come along

  • Bibi - 2012-03-22 11:04

    Of course, you kept your job.

  • Andrew - 2012-03-22 11:13

    This man is delusional and needs to be hospitalized in an assylum.

  • Derk - 2012-03-22 11:24

    Here comes another wife for Zoomhead

      Koos - 2012-03-22 12:18

      I was just thinking the same thing.... a Zum-Zum tail gunner... *wink-wink*

      roi.boss1 - 2012-03-22 12:40

      you right wing nutters have no respect for the institution of the presidency, you are lucky we even let you stay in the country

      Koos - 2012-03-22 13:03

      Well since "the presidency" has pretty much "done" everyone why so upset roi? P.S. Respect is earned not just handed out and based on your "institution of the presidency"'s actions well that is not lightly change soon.

      Riaan - 2012-03-22 13:32

      roi.boss1 You are lucky the NP government didn't exterminate you for the rat that you are. :-D

  • Mc - 2012-03-22 11:56

    BMF - Blowing Money Fast.

  • Azande - 2012-03-22 12:27


  • Wayne - 2012-03-22 13:40

    Cassel, the fat lady has started warming her voice. Time to pack your bags son and start heading for the exit.

  • TrueBlue - 2012-03-22 13:42

    Guess who doesn't want to lose his job? What a sycophant!

  • Jeremy - 2012-03-22 14:06

    LONDON TIMES - QUOTE OF THE WEEK Interesting point of view Affirmative Action South Africa is the only country in the world where affirmative action is in the favour of the majority who has complete political control. The fact that the political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against a 9% minority group is testament to a complete failure on their part to build their own wealth making structures, such that their only solution is to take it from others. Finally, a word recently coined to describe South Africa's current political situation. Ineptocracy (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. An interesting article to present to the trolls.

      Koos - 2012-03-22 14:21

      Ineptocracy - ain't it the truth but you sure that is only for South Africa?

  • Carry - 2012-03-22 14:29

    It seems ZOOma has got at least one supporter now ......... I am hoping that when the people take action against the planned forced tolls fiasco - we will soon see the end of this clown. When the people speak, you need to listen ZOOma !!

  • mbuyisenim2 - 2012-03-31 07:02

    this iz an ideology of Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale and hs frns 2 sing as if he loved Zuma, this hs bin done so that, the message 2 unseat Zuma should b conveyed by attendees. these people use ordinary people 2 fulfil their needs.

  • Tebogomailula - 2012-05-30 12:25

    sumtyms politic is disgusting ,they are always fighting,calling others prostitute,rotten words.sum of us we r no longer christian bcz they mislead showing people dat they fighting,zuma is our leader.lets respect him until de end of his term.

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