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Rousing welcome for Zuma

2012-12-16 13:18

Bloemfontein - There was jubilation and ululation when President Jacob Zuma took the podium in at the ANC's conference in  Mangaung on Sunday.

Delegates sang in support of Zuma's second term.

He, in turn, sang an old struggle song with the words: "The journey is long... Mandela told his followers that we'll meet on freedom day."

When the chanting for Zuma stopped a small group from the Limpopo delegation started making noise and rolling their hands, calling for a change of leadership. The group continued, disrupting Zuma as he tried to start addressing the conference.

Secretary general Gwede Mantashe left the stage and walked towards the Limpopo group.

Zuma said the party had grown phenomenally since the last national conferences.

"Present here are 4 500 delegates representing thousands of branches located across the length and breadth of the country," he said during his political report.

"The ANC has grown... since the last two conferences."

Zuma said the party currently had about 1.22 million members in good standing.

"There might be more who forgot to renew their cards," he said chuckling.

Comments
  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-12-16 13:26

    Wonder if he used tax payers money to have his teeth WHITENED

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 13:39

      Stupid comment, Is the RSA President paid with Madagascar's Governmental funds....NO. hence the answer to your question is YES.

      lesetja.makopo - 2012-12-16 14:56

      U r stupid like Malema

      75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-16 19:28

      i am sure ur white boss is proud of u mape for insulting the president

  • willy.vumba - 2012-12-16 13:27

    zuma today he looks like real president beacuse he need second term . time is over now time for mothlanthe viva anc

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 14:08

      We are AfriCANS NOT AfriCAN'TS or Afrikaans if yous prefer.

      75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-16 19:29

      dream on

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-12-16 13:37

    1.22 Million either fools or thieves.

      75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-16 19:30

      if u prefer to call us fools, morons or whatsoever, we don't care

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 13:40

    I renewed my card........

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 13:40

      Drinks are cold,,,,Food and women are HOT......I'm in heaven

      goyougoodthing - 2012-12-16 13:43

      And a troll.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 13:51

      How very original....

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-12-16 13:42

    hahaha all the sheep are clapping hands.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 13:52

      Sheep have hooves ...yesssss

      75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-16 19:32

      yes baas

  • mholthuysen - 2012-12-16 13:46

    Baa baa sheep, have you any tender? Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full! One for me, one for my family, And one for the the crook who lives down the lane.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 13:53

      applause...how about a pre 94 rendition ???

      goyougoodthing - 2012-12-16 13:56

      That's right Zappa, justify the looting now due to the looting in the past. One does not make the other right. Stupid and destructive thinking.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 14:03

      I inquired about an old school rendition, What are you on about then ??

      mholthuysen - 2012-12-16 14:08

      You seem to be obsessed about pre 94 - yet it is almost 2013... and somehow I cannot recall that the National Party wasted R 4.400.000.000 under one president. I can also not recall Botha and Co building themselves their own compound, flying to a conference with 3 planes, and needing shady "business men" to pay for their car wash and school fees; if I add all scandals your "Commander in Chief" has been entangled it I would be typing for hours. What I can recall is that the majority were against injustice; whereas now they applaud the injustice, corruption, nepotism, tribalism, changing of democratic values and celebrate and ululate a president that should be and would be in jail anywhere else in the world. And the moral decay within the ANC has been criticized and pointed out by a number of people; both locally and internationally and that is the reality of the ANC in 2012. The results one can see daily; foreign investment running away, the international world watching in horror at the political circus in SA, and the country more separated... great going for a president that supposed to serve all South Africans!?

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 14:14

      I can not recall the last regime having any humanity or morals... Currently we have an open Government where all is visible. The last regime was tighter than the proverbial, Cos they never told you, Does not mean it never happened.. Pucker up and open those eyes What has this got to do with Presidente Zuma ???

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 14:18

      FDI up 300%+ since 2010.....Your lies are for you to acknowledge the rest of the world will compute the Facts

      mholthuysen - 2012-12-16 14:33

      I suggest further that you do not get your figures from Zuma's Financial Times: "Foreign direct investment flows into South Africa has tumbled 43.6% in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year." GDP growth in Africa is 5% and in South Africa it has only been 2.6%. All is visible - you really crack me up. That is why the Secrecy Bill is coming; ever heard of the spy tapes? And why is the SABC canning broadcasts, and the direct interference into the judiciary by the ANC....

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 14:44

      hahahahah...European investors getting the jitters. Who cares about the corrupt West, We have BRICS partners whom will invest in RSA and buy most of our product. Change to whom powers this Planet is in the Air. The west can get stuffed

      mholthuysen - 2012-12-16 15:10

      No Zapadela - ALL investors - including your new colonial power the PR China... And while you are mentioning BRICS - SA is a small fly there in any case - China $ 7,298 billion, Brazil $ 2,492 billion, India and Russia $ 1,850 billion and ooooh South Africa $ 408 billion - and of all SA is limping behind; in attracting foreign investment even from other BRICS countries, development... only in one thing we are number one - corruption... West should get stuffed - the European Union is the largest contributor with foreign aid to South Africa in the tune of EUR 980 Million - or R 9,8 Billion... Wonder how many more would suffer if that money would not come...

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 16:13

      We know why we are in BRICS. We have all the relevant minerals in RSA. In some cases over 80% of the World's resources. We know what we gots. So for this 9,8 Billion Rand, We must continue to sell our people a lousy deal like the last 3 centuries ......No Thanks. Our GDP is currently 400 US Billion = 3400 Billion rand (at current exchange rates)....Please give me a break.

  • derk.woldendorp - 2012-12-16 13:52

    arousing welcome for Zoomhead

      Twolips - 2012-12-16 14:00

      That was the sound of the gravy train arriving at its destination.

      75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-16 19:37

      for Botha

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-16 14:00

    Zapadela seems like you, just like the other sheep are there for a good reason. Its your narrow minded mentality which has lately resulted in this country being consisted a laughing stock. Calling you a sheep is an insult to sheep. You are a leach!.

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 14:05

      Leech, Let us not get to far away from our first world education now. I am an optimist that better leaders will follow...RSA is still progressive under the current environment....Go figure.

      michael.mokalanyane - 2012-12-16 14:14

      @ Piero lmao, thats true.

  • michael.mokalanyane - 2012-12-16 14:04

    Limpopo pls do us a favour n chase zuma away

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 14:16

      Now I have seen it all......This flag been utilized by a Black..... Foolish in the extreme....Some have been indoctrinated beyond repair.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2012-12-16 15:31

      Some are wising up, seeing the light hehehehehe

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-16 16:30

      Yep, The head-lights of a Locomotive

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-16 14:04

    Rather blend in pretend to be important rather than show what a pompous c..p you are!

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-16 14:16

    Me too, I also believe better leaders will follow. Why then are you an ANC member?. Seems you are confused.. But don't worry maybe UFO will come and fetch you and take you to a place where the drinks are cold and women hot... Then you can take them to your leader!. If Zuma was the best your ANC could do how can we expect any better next year.

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-16 14:20

    Yes Zapadela there is no hope for you, may the force be with you!

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-16 14:34

    What FDI, why don't you look beyond the superficial for a change, what investment. Investment on mines to rape the resources... Suppose Chinas investment on Mozambique is also good, give then a road and take all the mines, sounds like a really good investment hey.. The ANC had indoctrinated you well, you use the same nonsense to convince the poor that the country is thriving. Aurora is a great example of how well the ANC looks after our country and our people. A downgrading on our country rating, another example of how transparent the country is and how open and transparent the government / Zuma policies are to"the rest of the world" Maybe they will believe your nonsense in America, go there and start and ANC cult you will do well.

  • xolani.gazu - 2012-12-16 14:36

    cANCer has roughly 1.22 million members compared to COSATU's 2 million... Very interesting indeed. I wonder how many members SACP have.

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-16 17:01

    You are such a fool, corrupt west who cares about them.. And what product, resources, is that doing us a favour.. What exports bring real value back here?. You like talking in riddles because you actually don't know what you are talking about. Join the celebrations at Mangaung maybe you can add value there.

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