No division in ANC - Gigaba

2012-11-13 11:46

Johannesburg - Discontentment is not a sign of division in the ANC, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Tuesday.

"There is no division in the ANC... Ill-discipline is not a sign of discontent, it is a sign of ill-discipline, we deal with it. You can never equate the two," he said.

"Ill-discipline belongs in the dustbin and discontent is a natural movement because any movement that is alive... must contain those necessary tensions between those who believe you can do better and those who are happy with what you have."

He said the tensions would ensure balance within the party. Gigaba said the ANC needed to deal with various problems facing it.

Gigaba said leadership of the ANC was a democratic process and he was happy to serve the party wherever he was deployed.

The ANC is holding its national elective conference in Mangaung next month.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-13 11:52

    uummmm ... tell that to whoever may think you making sense! Start disciplining all those use the office position for personal wealth creation thereby promoting corruption & fraud... fire them all (not the escape goats) from office positions so that our economy can again proposer -- lets see the evidence of that THEN maybe we shall start listening to a "voice of reason"

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-13 12:06

      Ill-discipline is not a sign of discontent, it is a sign of ill-discipline, we deal with it. You can never equate the two," he said. "Ill-discipline belongs in the dustbin and discontent is a natural movement. Starship Enterprise is disconnected from reality!

      claudia.meads - 2012-11-13 12:09

      He is 100% correct - the ANC will sink SA as a whole, not as fragmented little pieces.., after all the Titanic sank as one big disaster, not the fragmentation of lots of small rescue boats... GO FIGURE GIGABA..!

      punungwe - 2012-11-13 12:14

      Errrrrrr! If the ANC is not divided where did COPE come from? Won't it happen again? Some would say what happened then is about to happen again.

      camp.j - 2012-11-13 12:26

      ...However when your president is "ill disciplined" it's becomes extremely difficult to "deal with"

      danie.strydom.7 - 2012-11-13 12:32

      Sure, Denial is a river in Egypt :)

      matshobana.siziba - 2012-11-13 12:42

      There reason why ANC will sink is summarised by the comparison of Obama and Zuma on

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2012-11-13 12:43

      Smell your coffee bafoon. This country are now divided more than ever becauce of the useless corrupted tax thief Jacob "Compound" Zuma!!

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2012-11-13 12:45

      Long-long-very-long time ago there was a bafoon called cANCer...

  • Bobbycat - 2012-11-13 11:54

    History might say otherwise, just ask Thabo Mbeki or COPE.

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-11-13 12:20

      Whatever you might wish to call it - it still doesn't sit well with South Africans in general.

      saintbruce.bruce - 2012-11-13 16:09

      Divisions / Factions / Fractions - who cares ? We all KNOW they exist. Pull the other one Gigaba! I wonder what an official spokesperson gets paid? This chop does not have one when every Cadre in government does. Atleast he speaks what [little] is in his mind!

  • alan.muir.18 - 2012-11-13 11:55

    No comment

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-11-13 15:05

      lol, They really thing that saying "there is no division in the anc" a hundred times, it will be true or people will actually believe them, haha, I call BS!

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-11-13 11:56

    Bwhahahahahahahahahaha --- Yeh Yeh Yeh --- if you say so LOL !!

      jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-11-13 12:34

      ANC Divisions it is like asking - Is the Pope Catholic?

  • arthurenlouise.tarr - 2012-11-13 11:57

    Mr Gigaba. Your are showing axactly why the ANC is where they are. two words>>>> Arrogance and Denial!!!! So Good luck!

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-11-13 11:58

    Apparently,amongst the ANC cadres. throwing chairs at each other is a sign of endearment.

      morne.demeillon - 2012-11-13 12:08


      alan.gernet - 2012-11-13 12:30

      Ah - promoted to Chairman cadre

      art5SA - 2012-11-14 06:28

      "There is no division in the ANC..." Thats like saying "THERE IS NO FAECES IN THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM".... This fellow is doing some SERIOUS BUTT KISSING to keep a job...

  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-13 11:59

    no unity either schmuck the only 2 things the ANC is good at, is lying and stealing, the new talent their nurturing, is concealing the truth..

      debduplessis - 2012-11-13 12:07

      Birds of a feather flock together ... and the damm idiots just renominated Zuma --- shows how "high & wide" all their morals, standards & intellectual capacities range........ - 2012-11-13 13:00

      They have learn good skills from previous Gorverment.that's why today they are rich. But they don't want .ANC to steal what a shame.don't want others to be rich like u

      teresa.villarini - 2012-11-13 13:52

      @lemon maybe the old government took but at least they made sure there was enough left to fix roads, hospitals were well run, schools were run properly, clinics were clean and a pleasure to go to they didn't steal the whole lot and hope for the best so open your eyes and LOOK at what they are doing ! This country is falling to sh***t because of the incompetence of the anc !

      silvia.vaneck2 - 2012-11-13 14:30

      Lemon, Yes you are correct in that the old government was also corrupt in a sense BUT at least the old government still looked after the whites, whereas the new government are just looking after themselves!!!

  • wim.kotze.5 - 2012-11-13 11:59

    Our leader's compulsion to lie every time they open their mouths is unbelievable.

      johan.uys.75 - 2012-11-13 12:23

      That's how you know that they are lying - they open their mouths.

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-11-13 12:00

    Yes thank you. We're not interested, please go away.

  • jeremy.thewasp - 2012-11-13 12:07

    The Division in the ANC is simple really..... Who steals from the tax payer and who steals more Who stays in Dainfern and who stays in Houghton Who drives a Range Rover and who drives the BMW Who cares less about their voters and who couldn't give a damn I could go on but got work to do to pay for another ANC mansion... :(

  • punungwe - 2012-11-13 12:07

    Errrrrrr! If the ANC is not divided where did COPE come from? Won't it happen again? Some would say what happened then is about to happen again.

      nonofo.marokemosimege - 2012-11-13 12:17

      members of Anc who defected to cope where members of members not Anc.They even fail to acept democratic processes.

      james.harold.946 - 2012-11-13 13:16

      Nonofo you as a ANC supporter can you not see what is going in South Africa. I am sure that not all ANC supporters are idiots just mislead. Now that you know that do something about it.

      abram.spamers - 2012-11-13 15:06

      @nonofo - Members* the ANC* were* accept* members of members??

  • Riaan Venter - 2012-11-13 12:16

    Ha Ha what a joke just another clown in the ANC circus - 2012-11-13 12:52

      Het jy gehoor L.mazibuko gaan oorvat by H.zille.tyd om nuwe party te stig.hahaaahaa! .Np.Dp Da.what next. Always the same ANC.vantoeka af.

  • deon.d.klerk - 2012-11-13 12:19

    Vote DA!!!!!!

      collen.mohale.58 - 2012-11-13 12:30

      Deon, u can sense the smell of change in south of africa, forward we go, backward never. if u think a vote to DA can do try more the next 20 years , then in 2032 it might work well maybe. ANC is here to govern is not them but our accestors who signed on Freedom Charter b4 we born.

  • annelise.vanderschyff - 2012-11-13 12:23

    Ha ha!!!!!vote DA!!!!!

      roiboss - 2012-11-13 13:03

      When pigs fly

  • mshiniboys - 2012-11-13 12:24

    The division in the ANC is that they have divided the country among themselves and each one of them can decide without consultation to evict, arrest and kill citizens without any consultation.We are like sheep in a slaughter house.But we have ourselves to blame for following blindly like the sheep we have become. - 2012-11-13 12:39

      Finally the wisest comment I've seen on News24. A person with open eyes. Well done

  • djmain1 - 2012-11-13 12:26

    Yep - they're as thick as thieves.

      alan.gernet - 2012-11-13 12:32

      You may get thieves pushing for a lawsuit against you for that....

      charlesbronson.bronson - 2012-11-13 12:52

      Jacob "Compound" Zuma. South Africa most useless corrupted tax thief....Tax thief! tax thief tax thief tax thief.. hope you get the drift?

  • 0001000ghost - 2012-11-13 12:30

    Man, kyk na jou. Wat weet jy? Jy probeer slim wees maar eintlik praat jy net snert! Die land se mense kan mos sien wat aan gaan? Wat gaan aan mag jy dalk vra? Die ANC jaag kuk aan! - 2012-11-13 12:46

      Nes jy ook kuk aangevang yet

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-11-13 12:32

    YES, THERE IS DIVISION IN THE anc. The DIVISION of the coffers of the national treasury amongst its cronies!

  • justin.palmer.5095 - 2012-11-13 12:33

    does he even believe what he is saying?? seriously pal, if you are going to talk this kind of sh*t, rather shut up.

      roiboss - 2012-11-13 13:00

      Yet another case of verbal loose stools, must say this is more serious than I thought, you sir mr. palmer need to be admitted for that and also treated for delusions, anger, bitterness and a lack of ability to accept a change of social dynamics.\r\n\r\nYes I am a psychiatric nurse trained in England

  • tim.brink.1238 - 2012-11-13 12:44

    He meant " No direction".

  • johan.grobler.12327 - 2012-11-13 12:57

    Look people, it's a simple strategy that these idiots are using. Say what the masses wants to hear because they don't know better. So what if the intelligent minority see right through them. It's numbers that matters.

      roiboss - 2012-11-13 13:14

      That's rich coming from an Afrikaaner.

      johan.grobler.12327 - 2012-11-13 13:42

      Roiboss, just stating the true facts. You know, the age old question of right or wrong. Nothing to do with race. Intelligent black people are rising up to call for change. Maybe I should have said the not so well informed masses.

  • Peter - 2012-11-13 13:08

    Corruption, self enrichment, lobbying for influential positions are the order of the day in the ANC while people live in tin shacks and our rhino population approach extinction. If ANC are voted back in again, to continue with its shenanigans and purposful fudging of everything, voters only have themselves to blame. Malusi? Where's the democratic process you refer to, when voters choose an unaccountable party and not an individual who is accountable for his/ her actions. Someday, the farce will be seen through only question is: when?

  • michael.jackwood - 2012-11-13 13:08

    Gigaba is right, ill-discipline belongs to the dustbin, also ANC is like a big ocean, if rubbish enter the ocean by mistake, it does not stay in there for a long time.

  • jacyjays.letsoalo - 2012-11-13 13:14

    Malusi Gigaba my friend I know Division is a Mathematics variable but it is also a variable for basic arithmetics for ppl with opposing views in the same group fighting for the same resources! The ANC is divided into two over who has to be the leader for the next coming years! If it wasn't like that we would be talking \unanimously\ on a leader to take the ANC from Polokwane, Mangaung and Beyond! Now that is what I call FREE EDUCATION to u Malusi Gigaba, I know u want to sound aligned to the party but we can see the cracks widening! The elective conference will further widern the divide that was born in Polokwane by the former KingMaker Julius Malema and a lot of his disciple including Major Conspirator Jacob \Laughalot\ Zuma. We are not naïve to see what is happening here...oh Malusi please don't forget that as a former ANCYL member we made it a point u go to parliament and don't relax just becos u are smoking the same pipe as the upper echelons of the ANC. So there is division and there seem to be no Peacemaker in the party

      mshiniboys - 2012-11-13 15:22

      Ok he means to say that the word ANC does not contain this ÷ sign.

      jacyjays.letsoalo - 2012-11-13 17:19

      @Mshini he must also remember that Division doesn't always means separation! However, he sounds like a Sundowns coach who on Monday said the reason his players lose it is because they are afraid of losing. Comrade Malusi we aren't fooled by this maybe u must go Flowers to ur lover again with state coffers like u did in the past! Or continue confiscating illegal DVD's that is ur favourite past time...YAWN

  • tony.delucchi - 2012-11-13 13:25

    ....there is no multiplication either!

      JanGrimbeek - 2012-11-13 14:30

      except for zumas wifes and children

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-11-13 13:26

    I am so confused, don't know if I am happy or depressed. To utter all that he must be confused himself. To try and explain what he said, that's impossible.

  • Riaan Venter - 2012-11-13 13:56

    Omnishambles!!!!ha ha ha best word ever!!!

  • nadineelvina.francis - 2012-11-13 14:14

    That - Jonnie Walker black/red/blue/green is too potent. Or maybe its the red socks that they are smoking.

  • dan.gleebits.33 - 2012-11-13 14:22

    Say it often enough and you'll believe it yourself, Malusi. No-one looking at the ANC objectively does. Here's the problem: absolute power held for so long has led to a feeding frenzy of self interest in the party (hence the corruption from the very top all the way down to local level). Everyone wants their own - as big as possible - slice of the cake and will join the faction that they think will deliver it to them. How about your thoughts on what's happening in the Eastern Cape, as an example? There we have a regional chairperson Nceba Faku, discarded as mayor of the NMB Metro (see the Kabuso Report, Google it for some interesting reading on ANC incompetence - we're still waiting for the follow-up on that) now actively undermining the equally failing Mayor Wayile in the Metro. I suppose that's also just a case of "discontent" not "division"? Here's another local ANC leader's own view on Faku... No, Malusi, you're fooling no-one but yourself, even the local voters in NMB are now up in arms on no service delivery as a result of failed ANC leadership.

  • elspeth.hassall - 2012-11-13 14:27

    "ill-discipline is not a sign of is a sign of ill-discipline" huh????

  • gary.desousa.7 - 2012-11-13 15:13

    Ill dicipline belongs in the dustbin??? It must be a crowded one where you are in.

  • andrew.arnesen - 2012-11-13 15:53

    Read between the lines- if he says 'it isn't', that means that 'it is'... So, there is discontent in the ANC? Shame, man! But that would seem obvious given how much discontent there is OUTSIDE...

  • mart.botha - 2012-11-13 15:55

    Division implies 2 factions........may I suggest 'a splintered ANC' with many more fractures appearing the closer they get to Mangaung!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-11-13 16:30

    The ANC need to start by showing some integrity and respect for the people. At the moment it is run by a bunch of thieves, whether they steal for self enrichment or they steal for extravagance it amounts to the same thing. Until such time as those who are made responsible in the ANC come down to earth and stop enriching themselves and start working with more responsibly with taxpayers money and not just splashing out of parties etc will be a good start. Until we can see a leader who will bring those who step out of line to book and send them on their merry way and start doing the job we pay them to do, instead of arrogance we want service. We want a leader who will lead by example we have seen how zuma leads and its not be example, its by selfishness.

  • NKAISANA - 2012-11-13 16:54

    Gigaba is talking rubbish ANC is devided over who must be elected as ANC president,Gigaba is part of Zuma factions so we must not take him in to considerations,He is part of slate

  • NKAISANA - 2012-11-13 16:55

    Zuma is ill discipline because of spending R250 millions for his family

  • tshepo.leballo - 2012-11-13 17:31

    the media has been reporting on "divisions" in the ruling party for a decade..and yet their still effortlessly dominating the political landscape its time someone tells us the truth

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-11-14 07:00

    If you call it a porsche long enough possibly it will turn into one. Non so blind as a fool

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-14 08:15

    Hahahahahahhahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa please pull your head our your arse! And stop lying to everyone including yourself. The ANC is starting to look like the Titanic and we all know how that story ended.

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-11-14 09:36

    Pigs can fly, the moon-walk was staged and the Pope is Muslim!

  • quarty.vanzyl - 2012-11-14 11:22

    ja, division!!

  • matsutle.aphane - 2012-11-16 13:09


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