Motlanthe toasts ANC unity

2012-01-08 18:48

Bloemfontein - ANC leaders raised glasses while its deputy president, Kgalema Motlanthe, toasted the unity of the party during the cutting of its birthday cake on Sunday.

Motlanthe also made a toast to the unity of the African Union (AU), the strength of the ANC’s vision, and to solidarity and humanity.

“We also toast that the ANC in the next 100 years have the ability to feeling [sic] very deeply [for] the suffering of our people.”

Motlanthe told the crowd that those who did not have glasses should use their clenched fists in the toast.

ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu told the crowd that the huge cake would be eaten by the people.

Some 50 cattle was earlier donated to the party by the abaThembu tribe for the purpose of feeding people.

  • Larry - 2012-01-08 18:53

    Unity! These guys are living in Fairy land. What a crock.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-08 19:16

      This has got to be the overstatement/downright lie of the decade.

      Mike - 2012-01-08 19:20

      Nope, they had Don-Perignon, the other 47,990 water and the balance of 52,000 had to get some at the river!

  • Mkulisi - 2012-01-08 19:00

    OK celebrations over, now back to the small matter of Mangaung 2012 conference unity my foot its gonna get bloody from now on.

      John - 2012-01-09 07:19

      Mkulisi. Right, now is the time for all of us who see the crock of BS for what it is and start convincing everyone we know to unite in getting rid of the cANCer. Let everyone know that all the freedom promises were just empty rhetoric and a smoke screen to enrich the so called leaders.

  • Ben S - 2012-01-08 19:29

    Usually one toasts something that exists, not something you wish for.

  • Jacques - 2012-01-08 20:22

    I guess nothing is stopping me from toasting the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus or Batman... so I guess he's free to toast unity in the ANC.

  • Heinrich - 2012-01-08 20:50

    It's the Party unity That promotes impunity And dedication To the Gravy Train

  • Charlie - 2012-01-08 21:23

    What a pity that the comments closed on Zuma&White activists!It seens asif many of your white readers are whiners, whingers or simply racist to a degree. Yes the ANC stuffed up much and is continuing to do so but..................... What we gave them was simply an infrastructure, the stuff of roads, rails, mines, etc. What we didnt give them was any sort of preparation to govern. We stuffed up their schooling. We broke up their families. We denigrated them in almost every way that we could (because we made it "legal"). Yes; may whiteys DID work against apartheid and most of them will get no acknowledgement for it but we did it because it was the right thing to do. Yes, we all (us whiteys) now get bundled under and almost "anti-ANC" umbrella but its OK. Our lives and life-styles have not changed at all. We (us whiteys) are still far better off than most of our black bothers/sisters. It just cheeses me off at how easily we (whiteys) complain without any regard for FACT! Thanks Tjak

      Heinrich - 2012-01-08 22:13

      Charlie. Anti-ANC does not equate to anti-black. I, (a whitey like you call it - a racist classification) for one, am extremely anti-ANC. Simultaneously I am also extremely pro South African. Since the majority of people in S.A. are by your racist measurement black, it then follows that I am pro-black. But let me tell you a few things why I am anti-ANC.(I am really anti-all political parties, but let's for now just focus on the ANC) Before 1994 SA was involved in a costly war. A small part was to do with the ANC. S.A. was the polecat of the international community and was subjected to very heavy sanctions imposed by most of its trading partners.In the move towards the abolishment of apartheid, the ANC promised "a better life for all" Nelson Mandela epitomized the idea of the "rainbow nation" where everyone is equal and everyone is free. Many, many South Africans believed in that. After 1994 the war was over. Billions of rand available. Sanctions were lifted. The whole world was our friend. What did the ANC do? Instead of building on the international and domestic goodwill, they embarked on a rapacious path of self glorification, racial division and thievery. The deviousness of the ANC knows no bounds. Suddenly there are many ANC billionaires. Fraud and corruption are arrogantly rewarded. A type of "royalty" is being created at the expense of our people. The Gini coefficient is at its highest ever. The ANC wants to hide things from us (PIB). Much more to say,

      Nzuzo - 2012-01-09 01:17

      Charlie.....I am speechless, I cant believe a white person just wrote that , I mean you will now make me believe that not all white people are racist---and what I mean is that some express it openly & some dont even realise it. I went to white schools after 94` & I am telling you now 85% of the time where ever I go I mostly see the ANC being torn with criticism ( I thot when hell freezes or when I died only maybe I wud hear at least just one thing that our government can do write cos it seems like from the white mans point of view, this country is worse then Zimbabwe) even after Zuma ran a country that hosted the best world cup & the safest ever, all I ever heard was the negetive only::: so this say s alot about this faked rainbow nation - by the way Masserati, you guys can make up excuses all you like but Im telling you the Racism that black people experience in the work incredible , & thanks to Hellen Zille that Race stuff has been evoked afresh---& its very bad. Good nite

      The Real Unskinny - 2012-01-09 12:55

      @maserati: Sadly, for every sober thinking white person who comments objectively on the ANC government's failures there are 20 white people who claim the failure of a few individuals as proof of inferiority of the black race. As a nation we're moving further apart. Politicians are to blame for sowing division but so are we for playing into their hands and using their failures to suit our own agendas. Building a nation has nothing to do with politics.

  • Trent Hodges - 2012-01-08 22:16

    "Let them eat cake!"

  • tsholon1 - 2012-01-09 03:47

    Wish tata Madiba could have been invited to address the nation, he could have inspired the people.

  • Patrick - 2012-01-09 08:45

    i might be bias, but i hate anything coming out of a politician

  • stevie0064 - 2012-01-09 08:53


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