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Mbalula: I have no time for Zuma

2012-10-22 09:27

Johannesburg - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has "no time" for President Jacob Zuma and has rebuffed efforts by Zuma lobbyists to "neutralise" him, according to a report on Monday.

"They came to me and offered me a position to neutralise me," he was reported as saying in The Star.

Mbalula claimed he was offered the post of African National Congress deputy secretary or a position in the national executive committee in exchange for abandoning the cause of Zuma's contenders.

"They realise that they cannot survive politically. They only survive on the basis of corruption," Mbalula reportedly said.

He denied claims that he agreed to support Zuma two weeks ago at Luthuli House, the ANC's headquarters.

"I have no time for Zuma. He has caused his own problems. He marries every week."

Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj referred requests for comment to the ANC.

ANC spokesman Keith Khoza said: "It is difficult for us, as the ANC, to comment because we haven't spoken to the president, and neither did we speak to Mbalula".

"We are not even aware if the discussion between them did happen."

Comments
  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-22 09:33

    Quote of the day ..... " He marries every week"

      tshifhiwa.vandermunalisi - 2012-10-22 09:41

      hahahaha it is indeed quote of the week.

      sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-22 09:54

      Steen haha you never know with these okes, it might not even make it to be quote of the day.

      orania.betaenduro - 2012-10-24 08:39

      I see huge CRACKS within the ANC. Nice one, even your own goverment people are sick of your corrupt ways. And the wheels are turning.

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-22 09:35

    He's either brave or stupid. Clearly doesn't mind losing his job... Or wait, maybe he knows something we don't know - like Zuma's days are numbered? Hmmm... A girl can dream, can't she?

      dave.elmore.5 - 2012-10-22 09:54

      Please please please dont say you have Zuma dreams? lol

      eric.f.moloi - 2012-10-22 10:06

      He is fearless,he is taking the ram by de horns

      PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-22 10:36

      @ Dave - hahahaha, no, if I were they'd be called nightmares!

      art5SA - 2012-10-22 10:57

      I give Mabalula 10/10 for standing up to that CORRUPT BASTARD! About time someone comes OUT and reveals where they stand!!!!

      donovan.hendricks.7 - 2012-10-22 12:17

      Sure as hell Candy he must know somthing we don't,aftrall showerhead appointed him,I think he has something on the vile bufoon

      pdvermaak - 2012-10-22 16:44

      Is there any connection between Fikile and Julius???

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-22 17:22

      @pdvermaak, Yes there is. Both are not afraid to speak the truth.

  • eugine.bouwer - 2012-10-22 09:36

    Thank u mbalula his going down with his corrupt crew and mark his grave as anonymous

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-10-22 09:56

      JUst remember, if he dies the taxpayers will bear the cost of bringing his family to the burial grounds, and what a family! Will there be a car for each wife, or will they be loaded like a taxi-load of school-kids?

      Odicito - 2012-10-22 20:11

      Problem with politics in South Africa is that we have id!ot 'leaders'. Sane people have been saying since the beginning that Zuma is NOT a good option for president, but many including these ANCYL lunatics (and Mabalula himself) were in the forefront advocating for his election. Now that the situation has turned and Zuma is hovering on the egde, the same lunatics are changing tune and claiming no alliance to Zuma. I dont know why people are buying this BS! Mbalula is a fake radical who will swing whichever way convenient for him - just like the useless ANCYL!!

  • ben.spreeth - 2012-10-22 09:37

    You clearly have something in common with many S.Africans.

  • rasthami.m1 - 2012-10-22 09:39

    Spoken like a true revolutionary who's on cause with all the manifesto that ANC was founded upon -

  • kaapse.snaai - 2012-10-22 09:40

    The Plot Thickens. I like this guy. He is not afraid to speak his mind. Not even Zuma can scare him.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-22 17:23

      Yes. Just like Malema.

  • eugine.bouwer - 2012-10-22 09:42

    I have never had time 2 for zuma,a wise next president whose competent pls bring the scorpion something smells fishy here.

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-10-22 09:43

    Like we always said , just sit back relax and watch these people self destruct on themselves.

      rasthami.m1 - 2012-10-22 10:00

      Like wise people say if an organisation has no disagreements whatsoever in everything then something must be wrong within that organisation if its a politically party carrying such a heinous disease then tyranny tendencies are in operation “if you against my views or take me on then you are not worthy to be incumbent in the party” ,DA tactics

      parys.fotograaf - 2012-10-22 10:25

      Until the commencement of the First World War in 1914, only a handful of Western nations were democracies-America, France, Switzerland and, nominally, England and the Netherlands. All other European nations were monarchies. Since 1914, monarchy has completely disappeared in favor of universal democratization. The subsequent century has seen a massive growth of government, bureaucratic proliferation, increasingly brutal and all-encompassing wars, exorbitant taxation, inflation and currency devaluation, centralization of government, the accumulation of enormous public debts, a breakdown of family and community solidarity, increased mediocrity among the intellectual classes, the rise of totalitarian ideologies such as communism and fascism and an overall increase in crime, economic dependency on the state, personal irresponsibility and ethnic and cultural strife. Hoppe’s prognosis for the future of Western civilization is not pleasant. Mounting public debts, ever increasing state obligations for social insurance payments, increasingly exorbitant health care costs, currency destabilization and tax burdens are leading towards a likely economic meltdown. The ongoing tendency towards world government, increased ethnic strife and attacks on traditional liberties, ever expanding social pathologies and perpetual international warfare can only lead to tyranny, societal disintegration and eventual civilizational collapse. Self destruction will thus be total, not just for them.

  • Divvy - 2012-10-22 09:45

    The ANC reminds me of the cat fights between girls at hihg school. They are forever complaining about the media, but suddenly the media is very useful now that they are fighting for survival for a seat on the Corruption Train.

      Divvy - 2012-10-22 09:49

      I did enjoy "he marries every week". Who in their right mind chooses a sex maniac in the first place to lead a troubled democracy. They should have bought him a knock shop and supplied it with new ladies every week. It would have much cheaper than spending R250 Million renovating his personal rustic country brothel.

      Divvy - 2012-10-22 11:14

      Very funny Art. Speaking of overweight people, I wonder what the food bill is for 25 kids, 5 wives and who knows how many future brides doing a trial run at the harem. Seriously, I wonder how much further the country would have gotten in the last 5 years if they skipped this sex crazed moron?

      jmlongwe - 2012-10-22 19:38

      Divvy did you see one of his kids who was caught in corruption? his the size of 5 people literally, so we have to do some additions to your numbers.

      Divvy - 2012-10-22 21:50

      SarcasticMe are you talking about the fat slob running around in a Maserati?

  • tshepo.riba - 2012-10-22 09:45

    He Marries everyweek - hahahahahaha

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-10-22 09:45

    Lets cut the water supply to his shower then we can say half our job has been done -ABZ

  • Stanley - 2012-10-22 09:46

    MAKULA TO ZUMA

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-10-22 09:47

    And so say all of us!!

  • mbuti.manopole.3 - 2012-10-22 09:48

    Zuma is weak ,externally HE was only elected by those Gazzillions of zulus in kzn jst bcse he is a zulu,ANC internally chose him because of his loyalty in the organisation and not b/cse of good leadership... DA_BRITAInN can't wait for ANC to re Elect him and make the same mistake again , and I swear ill go Hellen even thou I dnt like her When I come that egg ball head of zuma ...

      eric.f.moloi - 2012-10-22 09:57

      Truly,he came to power through tribalism,he is a weakest link within ANC

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-10-22 10:04

      no he was elected because he can dance and shoot his machine gun good

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-10-22 10:10

      Unfortunately we dont need a dancer or a shooter here, a strong and a decisive leader is what we need, the idiot is far from being that, by giving the man a second term, the anc is shooting itself on the foot with a shot gun, i dont like da, but i will definately go with zille than be so foolishly loyal to these bunch of looters.

      mbuti.manopole.3 - 2012-10-22 12:33

      Most of the South africans lost so much hope on zuma bt still he pledges to be re_elected for another 5 years ! Imagines what a horrible fate awaits us

      esrom.sandy - 2012-10-22 15:08

      Abesuthu sebejahe kuphathe omunye nalondlvu mbumbulu useyaposeka

      mlungisi.crush - 2012-10-22 18:37

      please don't be tribalist,this is not a freedom of speech, this is the insult to the zulu people! u have a full right to comment, but please respect!

      jmlongwe - 2012-10-22 19:46

      Mlungisi but you know its the truth, we remember you Zulus saying you wanted your own even though you knew of his low education level, this is what you gave us. Since you got your chance now can we go back to sensible reasoning.

  • maropola.nkitsing - 2012-10-22 09:48

    100% behind u Mbalula. Zuma must go for good.

      george.slade.161 - 2012-10-22 10:31

      Jamba --The ANC has NO decent options : NONE unless Mbekis Brother or Rampela come in , but they are no longer ANC. I cannot honestly think of a single ANC member currently of any integrity .Please name one . Trevor Manuel is an Intellectual Genius amongst this Mafia organisation , which sort of summarises where we are , as he is also clusless.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-10-22 09:50

    this is geting interesting but nothing will change

  • mongameli.mbakaza - 2012-10-22 09:50

    People daydream to be ANC GS, school of malema. Bazozwaaaaa

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-10-22 09:50

    HAHAHAHAHA he marries every week!!! Gloves are off now

  • summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-22 09:51

    I wonder if this is for real - is this the beginning of the end?

  • ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-10-22 09:53

    fikile's got no time for Zuma but lots of time for Malema ... thats even more scary

  • sonwabo.swakamisa.1 - 2012-10-22 09:56

    He marries everyweek, i like that,axelele lamagqwirha Mbalula SA is tired of them

      odzeeh - 2012-10-22 10:44

      Hayi ke wena ndiralela ukwazi ulazelaphi igqwirha ukhe utsho kunyoko ukhulelephi be proud of ur parents bcs ndiyacinga bukufundisile isimilo sukuthetha okomnwana wenkazana

      esrom.sandy - 2012-10-22 13:33

      Can anyone help who is bettet a person who marries everyweek nd who cheats everyweek

  • casskot - 2012-10-22 10:02

    This is just another tactic or ploy , its again another false promise that the new leadership will be better then the previous one . The masses will oncemore be deceived by still voting for more corrupt incompetent and visionless leaders.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-22 10:03

    Thats one thing that we have in common.

  • Mlu.Tolo - 2012-10-22 10:07

    THE GUY MARRIES EVERY WEEK AND YOU FORGOT TO MENTION YOU ALSO ATTEND N GET DRUNK EVERYWEEK TOO WITH OUR HARD EARNED CASH. ANC.... TO HELL

  • louwv - 2012-10-22 10:11

    I like it!!!!!!

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-22 10:11

    Look who is talking...hehehehehe.Moron.

  • bonganiemmanuel.mazibuko - 2012-10-22 10:11

    mbalula just console yourself, this is the only thing left for you. I see no capability on you, viva anc viva

  • john.morreira.9 - 2012-10-22 10:12

    Mr Mbalula, is a big time supporter of Mr Julius Malema.That means, he is as misguided, as most of the ruling party

  • Nkhangwe - 2012-10-22 10:12

    "He marries every week"i am convinced that ANC leadership is not elected based on performance and leadership capability but based on what you can get in return,if that's how it works,i doubt if we will ever get benefits of struggle we have been and that's causes our brothers and sisters life.They way is done it remind me of the way we used to choose SRC members at school,we used to choose them based on the fact that they once fought with the teacher but the different is,this is not school,is country and years and money we wasted with zuma as a president will never be recovered.

  • donald.dykman - 2012-10-22 10:13

    All single ladies you gonna get married if not this week maybe next week

  • alexinass - 2012-10-22 10:14

    whether we like it or not, zuma will be our president. honestly, i dnt see motlante's camp winning, judgung by the provinces that are in support of Zuma's second term, so Mbalula, you missed your political calculations boy....you will end up like Jujuman.....

      sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-22 11:10

      In a firstworld democracy,he would be hailed as a strong Politician who is taking a strong PRINCIPLED

      esrom.sandy - 2012-10-22 13:24

      100 Alex

  • M.T.Selepe - 2012-10-22 10:14

    I can't help but wonder if this is a clue that maybe Zuma is NOT coming back after Mangaung,or Mbalula is simply signing his resignation letter in style.

  • AmosMoledi - 2012-10-22 10:16

    We need a strong opposition party. Politics within the ANC itself are not going to bring any change. The ANC will still be the ANC whether it is lead by Zuma or anyone else for now. Until they get pressure from voters at the polls, nothing is going to change.

      snethemba.biyela - 2012-10-23 20:23

      Amos you 1O0 % correct

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-22 10:16

    That's mbalula we know, what took him so mara ?

  • FUNKMASTERFLEX.AKA.BAIN - 2012-10-22 10:16

    I might get shot down,but I think Mbalula is one of the better politicians(still a politician) and a million times better than zuma the speech reader.I say this from some of the things Mbalula has said being sports minister.He looks to have genuily got behind many of our sportsmen

  • charles.gregory.7906 - 2012-10-22 10:20

    Anc is falling apart

      esrom.sandy - 2012-10-22 13:21

      And u gregory ur da ur fmly and those who think like u idiot

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-10-22 10:22

    Democracy is simply a system whereby four wolves and a sheep take a vote on what to have for lunch and then the wolves pat themselves on the back for being so enlightened and progressive as to take a vote before devouring the sheep. ...and you Mbalullie and Zoomer are both such wolves.

  • sipho.ntombela.378 - 2012-10-22 10:22

    We go for Zuma in Mangaung u like it or not and we wil die for ANC. The anc is not for Zuma but we support him lets left behind his private life. To those who support Malema Mothlante Sexwale Phoswa go to hell.

      thembisa.nozombile - 2012-10-22 10:24

      Sad...really sad.

      eugine.bouwer - 2012-10-22 10:37

      Whose we u go alone with ur papa zuma brainless

      mxeki.maduvula - 2012-10-22 11:39

      Uku ba uSipho Ntombela is just a waste of life.

      esrom.sandy - 2012-10-22 11:46

      Batshele Sipho nabo bayazizwa izigi zikaMsholozi viva mhlanganyelwa

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-22 13:28

      We're already in Hell you twat. We're trying to bring SA out of Hell and you want to perpetuate the situation. Your brain cell is getting lonely.

      esrom.mohlolo - 2012-10-22 13:42

      Sipho my friend,personally I think u are brainless,u lack compassion,u don't have interest of the masses at heart,U are destroying this Movement,cum and visit me I will teach the right politics if u want to persue your career in politics.

      mthobisi.ngobese.9 - 2012-10-24 01:34

      NginguMZulu phaqa ongapendiwe but Thumbs down to shower boy. It abt time he steps down and let the hands of Justice deal with him, he knows what he did. If he wins @ Mangaung it will be for the first time my vote goes to the opposition. Enough Damage!

  • eugine.bouwer - 2012-10-22 10:22

    I have unused rope and old tell zuma to come 2 my house to collect it and hang himself double headed nobody

      werner.dippenaar.77 - 2012-10-22 10:24

      He must be able to tie a knot, first

  • rufus.manyama - 2012-10-22 10:31

    Viva comrade Fikile Mbalula viva!

  • vuyisile.sibanyoni - 2012-10-22 10:32

    how could u not have time 4 zuma?

      jacowium - 2012-10-22 16:11

      doesn't have da gold rolex

  • bhekivm - 2012-10-22 10:34

    dats da show off for da ANC leadership an maybe we will learn frm it sooner or later

  • helmut.smrz - 2012-10-22 10:36

    Mbalula are you droping showerhead for fatboy ?

  • vince.moraswi - 2012-10-22 10:38

    i hope motlanthe is taking note.... stand up and be counted before its too late

  • phindile.zina - 2012-10-22 10:42

    Only because they're offering him the post of the 'deputy' secretary general...and he's expecting to be secretary general. He's nothing but an opportunist!

  • ernest.oelofse - 2012-10-22 10:47

    A thing of pure beauty to behold: the rats tearing at each other in a frenzy of greed.

  • nhlapop - 2012-10-22 10:48

    So Thabo Mbeki was right when He said. "I... [am] deeply troubled by a feeling of great unease that our beloved motherland is losing its sense of direction, and that we are allowing ourselves to progress towards a costly disaster,". Thank You Fikile by exposing Zoomer. He cause so many problems that he cant even resolve one of them. He failed us, and come Mangaung in December, Zuma need to step down before he finish his term, we cant tollerate his leadership any more.

      jmlongwe - 2012-10-22 21:33

      Hope malema takes him out the way they took out Mbeki, he definitely deserves it

  • thembi.khumalo.73744 - 2012-10-22 10:49

    mbalula is just bitter cause, he wanted the general secretary position not deputy, you are just as corrupt.

      funiabsalomndala.funi - 2012-10-22 11:20

      Well Said

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-22 10:51

    Mbalula was the Mentor to the intolerent Julius Malema.He

  • thozi.thozamile - 2012-10-22 10:52

    Does that mean Mr Mbalula gets to keep the iKandla Palaces - minus the wives of course, since it's clear he does not like them - when President Zuma goes? By the way, was Mr Mbalula not one of Mr Zuma's ardent supporters in the past?