More Pretoria road closures for ANCYL

2011-10-27 16:21

Pretoria - More roads than initially planned would be closed in Pretoria for an ANC Youth League night vigil on Thursday and a march on Friday, Tshwane metro police said.

Pretorius Street will be closed to traffic, between Beatrix Street and Nelson Mandela Drive, from 18:00 on Thursday to 11:00 on Friday, said spokesperson Console Tleane in a statement.

"This is to ensure that there is no traffic in front of the Caledonian Stadium, where the Youth League is expected to hold its [night] vigil."

Motorists coming into the CBD via Pretorius Street would have to either turn right into Beatrix Street or turn left earlier at Hamilton Street to join other streets into the CBD.

One lane on Schoeman Street, between Nelson Mandela Drive and Beatrix Street, would be closed from 18:00 on Thursday until 10:00 on Friday.

"This is in order to allow buses carrying the marchers to drop them off," said Tleane.

On Friday, Pretorius Street would be closed between Hamilton Street and Nelson Mandela Drive from 05:00 to 10:00.

"The metro police will monitor the situation and might be flexible by opening the roads, depending on need and whether there won't be any movements at particular times," he said.

  • Henri - 2011-10-27 16:25

    Cant believe they are selling shirts with gaddafi`s face on it, do they purposly show they want stupid ?

      Alva - 2011-10-27 16:28

      Agreed. Might be they are following in the footsteps of a dead end!

      chris.debeer1 - 2011-10-27 16:29

      HAHA Fat boy saw what happened to Gddafi u next

      Christelle - 2011-10-27 17:29

      Well Henri, they cant really use any of our leaders - they to not seem to last longer than the average live time of a cheap t-shirt. They might use the face of Lindiwe though - I think she will be around for a long long time!!!

  • John - 2011-10-27 16:26

    at the rate they are walking metro will need to close the roads until next friday.

  • adel.griesel - 2011-10-27 16:27

    Will the marchers march on the highway from JHB to PTA...

      Angela - 2011-10-27 17:12

      Abza why aren't you with the marchers?

  • AdriaanAdams - 2011-10-27 16:28

    Will they also pay for the loss of income due to people coming late for work, since all these roads are to be closed...

  • tcCarla - 2011-10-27 16:29

    love this article

  • jesomerville - 2011-10-27 16:29

    the rate they going today - wonder if they will make it to pta hahahahaha

  • Alva - 2011-10-27 16:30

    All about testing the Malema following.

  • africanwolf - 2011-10-27 16:33

    Just don't understand why ordinary people, have to suffer and have to close their businesses, and skip work? the one's who gave permission for this march , should compensate those people,for lost business.

  • Hayley - 2011-10-27 16:34

    - "This is in order to allow buses carrying the marchers to drop them off," said Tleane. - SURELY this is a contradiction? If they are MARCHERS why on earth are the busses dropping them off?

  • andy.brewis - 2011-10-27 16:39

    Can somebody point them in the direction of the Kimberley “se GAT”

  • Heini - 2011-10-27 16:41

    Lets face fact. This march is not for a "need" or a "cause" this is just an excuse for barrett wearing, pro Gadaffi, wanna-be leaders, to detract attention from themselves. Those same "leaders" are embracing "imperialist" lifestyles every day!! Oh to be ignorant.........

      simondgie - 2011-10-27 16:47

      Barret or beret?

  • Santapola - 2011-10-27 16:42

    Dubhula dubhula..we going to pta to hand out the memo to that dictator called Zuma

      Utopian - 2011-10-27 18:38

      Everyone seems to miss the irony that Zuma was rushed to the Presidency on the shoulders of ANCYL at Polokwane. How fickle can they be? Now he's called a dictator while he is still within the mandate period they gave him. A dictator is Mugabe and Gadaffi who over-extended the period of any verified support for them by years and years. In other words, ANCYL is clearly and publicly pro-dictator and anti-democracy. Ignorance and tiny-soulness are the most apt descriptions that come to mind.

  • Cracker - 2011-10-27 16:48

    It is getting more hillarious by the hour. One can only support the caller to a radio station just now who made a serious call on motorists to give the poor sods a lift. Malema and the ANCYL are seriously supporting the perception that they are losers.

  • simondgie - 2011-10-27 16:49

    Oh we are marching to Distopia, to Distopia, to Distopia.

  • William - 2011-10-27 16:49

    is there no Harvy Oswels out on the rute?

  • Julie - 2011-10-27 16:50

    A watertank is even supplying them with water..... What about toilets? What a mess!!!!!!!

  • Manie - 2011-10-27 17:29

    Only 5000! Dissapointing Juju. Thought you're going to have a stadium full of people. Have you seen 5000 at Loftus. If so, commentators will say......"what a shame that so few turned up!"

  • caleb.page1 - 2011-10-27 17:30

    African freedom will not be assured until we have a press that is not totally controlled by white minority and other elitists. For decades the press was silent on racism. These are the same people that control the news today.

      Craig - 2011-10-27 17:41

      Rubbish, it was the press that helped assure the transition from the apartheid regime to democracy in this country. If you seriously believe what you have just written then you are a victim of the ANC's poor education system.

      brenton.tyrrell - 2011-10-27 18:09

      caleb, you really are showing your ignorance with such an ill conceived statement. The press were vociferous in their condemnation of the apartheid government and its policies. Where were you at that time? I bet you weren't even a bubble in your old mans ball bag.

      Craig - 2011-10-27 18:27

      Remember Steve Biko? Look him up on Wiki, and see who broke the story, none other than then journalist Helen Zille which kind of debunks your theory that the press was silent on racism in the past. If you think that the current press in South Africa is in the pocket of a minority group (or the DA for that matter) then you will have to give some sort of example of collusion, which you haven't. The fact is, today, a whole bunch of disillusioned folk marched to various institutions based on pretty shoddy promises from a man who supports Mugabwe and Castro, not to mention the erstwhile Gaddafi and used to wear a BrightBling watch and recently aquired a R16M mansion while professing to being poor. The man is an exploiter and he will break this country if he is not taken in hand. Nothing he says or does suggests that he will improve the lot of a single individual in this country except himself and his close allies. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  • Pieter - 2011-10-27 17:32

    Ok, the march convinced me, I will buy 5 acres of land in the name of Julias's trust on condition that they redistribute the land to individuals who are previously disadvantaged and that the land is occupied within a reasonable period of 3 months. I urge all people who's parents oppressed these people to do the same. Spread your middle class wealth and make this country better... Go buy the property on

  • foxiloxi - 2011-10-27 17:34

    I see Julius had the sense to take off his R250,000 watch?!?! Scared is gets stolen or just trying to blend in?!?!

      Sam - 2011-10-27 17:48

      I see you moroning between a keyboard and the chair

      Craig - 2011-10-27 17:56

      Juju's BrightBling has been conspicuously absent since the revelations regarding his R16M mansion a few months ago. Perhaps he ad to hock it :-D

  • seako.masibi - 2011-10-27 17:34

    I am also a youth in support of the march to the Union Buildings, those who are not in support of this march (Economic Emancipation) Buti Manamela and the YCL, are not true socialists. Now I know what and who is a YELLOW COMMUNIST...

  • SimnikiweNtingi - 2011-10-27 17:41

    To Malema and you people this march may seem like a joke, but to the uneducated masses out there this march is a promise. A promise for a better future, employment opportunities, safer communities and a promise to eradicate poverty. Too bad it’s a promise that will never be fulfilled though, Malema is taking these people for a joy ride. Yet you people and that stupid-tard Malema still find this amusing. I bet more than half of you lot have never set foot in a township before. You have no clue about the challenges facing black communities. Yet you have the nerve to judge, insult and make stupid assumptions about black people. You are no different from a mass murderer, a rapist and a corrupt ANC official. Laughing at the less fortunate doesn’t make you any different from Malema, it just makes you look stupid. I vow to study hard and get at least four distinctions out of five modules in next month’s examinations, so that I can be successful in future and give back to my community. I vow to make a difference in my life and help others like me fulfil their dreams. I vow not to be like any of you.

      alfie.dunn - 2011-10-27 18:05

      SimnikiweNtingi...You people voted for the ANC, who in fact have been in Power for the last 18 years. Greed and corruption have taken its toll and has stripped the National buget with BILLIONS. Money that could have been used to help the poor and disadvantaged. Yet now you want to make as if you care, vowing to make a difference in the future by helping others fulfill their dreams. Haha, you make me laugh...As long as the ANC is in power, this country of ours will be in a backward slide and things are just going to get tougher. So before you condone others, take a good look around and vote for a Goverment that will take this country forward, and not to the Abyss.

      SimnikiweNtingi - 2011-10-27 18:17 least I’m going to do something to help others. I'm not going to judge, criticise and laugh at the less fortunate. By the way, I don't blame people for voting for the ANC. They are illiterate and the ANC officials know this and take advantage of it. They fool people and make them believe they will improve their lives. I doubt you've ever been poor or go without food for weeks and struggle to make ends meet. When you are in that situation you are likely to believe anyone who tells you they’re going to wish all your troubles away, all you have to do is put a little "X" next to a certain party during elections and all your troubles are over. You've never been poor, you have no idea what it's like. So don’t you dare criticise black people for their votes

      Heinrich - 2011-10-27 19:35

      SimnikiweNtingi : For what it is worth, I think many wish you and those of kindred spirit well. Spread it, but don't let anger cloud your vision.

      SimnikiweNtingi - 2011-10-27 19:42

      @Heinrich...I'm not angry, I'm just dissapointed with most of the comments on this forum. I expected positive engagement and thought provoking comments. aren't people who read news supposed to be matured, civilised and informative?

      Heinrich - 2011-10-27 20:23

      SimnikiweNtingi : I know exactly what you mean. But sand sometimes produces gemstones.

      Ilana - 2011-10-28 08:20

      Its not about black or white or rich or poor. An idiot is an idiot but guess what? The idiot is winning because he gets so much attention from everyone who has nothing better to do. How about we use all the time we spend having nerd rage over politicians and actually do something useful with those wasted hours. Why can't South African's just love each other? Help someone - don't wait for politicians to do something cause you'll die waiting!!! And yes I have been in a township, helping school children. If everyone jumps in we really can do so much. And good for you studying. If maybe the rest of the youth would follow your example they could also change many lives

  • Pieter - 2011-10-27 17:47

    today i got a little respect for malema.....he thinks ahead.if he would march with his supporters with his fat arse,think of all the potholes it will create!see, he CARES!

  • marco.tomaso - 2011-10-27 17:54

    It's never been adequately answered as to whether or not Malema speaks of his own or with the backing from senior leaders of the ANC.Hardly a day goes by in South Africa that the ANC Youth League or its President Julius Malema has not been mentioned on News24. Julius Malema had been featured in a front page profile article from the Mail and Guardian to the Sunday Independent and on numerous radio interviews which includes Talk Radio 702 and Five FM. His declining loud-mouthed,uncouth,racist reputation drifted from being centered around his hosting of wild parties in northern Johannesburg that reportedly rage late into the evening and were fueled by alcohol and sex,to being involved in several court cases in front of the Equality Court,to being accused of hate speech,said that the woman who accused Zuma of rape in 2006 "had a nice time" and that those who excuse racism are criminals who deserve to be shot,then there is his mine grab nationalization never ending rambling for socalled extra revenue and that apparently the Freedom Charter says that this is allowed,was stopped once by traffic officials for speeding on the road between Polokwane and Seshego and then had the nerve to berate them and asked:"Do you know who I am?". In a nutshell Malema does what he feels like because poor people in SA are fascinated by that and his outlandish statements,which in turn sell newspapers and draw listeners.

  • braamc - 2011-10-27 17:55

    Kry 'n sweep en jaag hul aan

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