Zuma gets bravery award

2012-12-11 17:30

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has followed in the footsteps of his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe, in being awarded the King Hintsa Bravery Award.

Zuma, flanked by KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize, landed in a military helicopter and was welcomed by AmaXhosa king Mpedulo Sigcawu, who conferred the award to him.

The president’s supporters, who braved the chilly weather in Willowvale near Dutywa, Eastern Cape, packed an 11-pole-marquee in Nqadu Great Place.

Xhosa Royal Council spokesperson to the king, Prince Xhanti Sigcawu, who was there to welcome Zuma, said the president was a worthy candidate to receive the award.

The awards, named after the great AmaXhosa King Hintsa who died in 1835, started in 1999. Last year, it was received by Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

Other past recipients include Robort Sobukwe, Steve Biko and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Prince Xhanti said Zuma was chosen because he lived up to the ideals of the late Xhosa king, fighting for human rights and the emancipation of black people.

"When you look at President Zuma, you can see that he represents what King Hintsa fought for. After Hintsa died it was people like Zuma and others who continued with the struggle and ensured the liberation of our people. That is why he is a recipient of this award today," Prince Xhanti said.

ANC supporters wearing Zuma T-shirts ululated as the ANC president made his way to the great place accompanied by a huge contingent of bodyguards.

Dignitaries present included Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet, MEC for Social Development Pemmy Majodina and former president Thabo Mbeki's mother, Epainette Mbeki, who lives nearby.

Also present was former president Nelson Mandela's grandson, Mandla Mandela.

Nqandu Great Place was abuzz with music and dance as rural women and men on horseback came to witness the special occasion.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-12-11 15:25

    Oh that's thigh slapping funny!!

      MelvernYoung - 2012-12-11 17:53

      Receiving the King Hintsa Bravery Award is...... um...... like Ahhh. It is like receiving NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!

      christelle.theron.3 - 2012-12-11 17:58

      I think it is deserving - you have to be more brave than Braveheart, more fierce than Hagar the Horrible, more fearless than the incredible Hulk to do the things Zuma does and not be fearful of the law

      christoffvstaden - 2012-12-11 17:58

      Yes, it is very funny. Had to read the article twice though. Wanted to make sure I didn't have it wrong and interpret it as satire.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-12-11 17:59

      Maybe its for being brave having to putup with so many wives? This is hilarious!Take note of who else got it-sponge bob square head!

      homes.zona - 2012-12-11 18:00

      Ha, ha, ha..that's like receiving the Julius Malema award for Woodwork. - 2012-12-11 18:05

      Absolutely hilarious! He's in good company with Mugabe. Scumbags united.

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 18:07

      Sibusiso Mhlongo, speak for yourself and other idiots who under the spell of Zuma's impepho. I am also black and think the award is no different from a a fart. There, I said it: JZ flew in a helicopter at taxpayers' money to receive something which is as meaningless as a fart

      lownabester - 2012-12-11 18:10

      Dont tell me its the 1st of April, sounds like a joke!!!

      MelvernYoung - 2012-12-11 18:14

      @75sibusisomhlongo. Let me think about your comment for a moment. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. OK. You Mr. Genius are CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-11 18:25

      My meds aren't working, I just thought I read that Zipper won an award for bravery...

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 18:42

      jimbajen.dalton, you already have a RDP house which you got for free, and a social grant that you also get for free. So shut up neh. You are not getting anything else for free. You must get up your behind and go work like everyone else

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-12-11 18:43

      ........ Just got up off the floor - I fell off the couch laughing!!!!!

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 18:48

      ssmonareng, that is why you still live in a shack with your 3 wives. You are truly indebted to him :)

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-12-11 18:48

      Nonono Ssmomareng - He is indebted to people like you!! To the tune of 250 Million...

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 18:54

      ssmonareng, name just 3 things which showerhead has done. I know you by now. You are going to retreat into your shack, drink your surghum beer and refuse to respond :)

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-11 19:13's I got stomach-cramps-funny....

      frederik.vanas - 2012-12-11 19:22

      well there you have it follows in the footsteps of Mugabe of zimbobwe..... Not that I would really see him as an Icon to follow.....This king is confusing bravery with stupidity....welcome to Africa!!!

      Robin - 2012-12-11 19:24

      I think the 'madam' deserves it more..

      boere.troos.5 - 2012-12-11 19:46

      This is absolutely beautiful, getting an award for bravery - the reason is - Zuma is married to 8 wives and has twice as many skelmpies and mogoshes. Thats why the king of pumpkinland awards him with a medal of bumpkinship. How frivolic can you get in africa..Save us from this culture of mad fools.

      lionel.armstrong.77 - 2012-12-11 19:50

      I think Loyiso Gola deserves it more!

      christoffvstaden - 2012-12-11 19:53

      Hoping this news don't go international - imagine how the rest of the world will laugh at us!

      herman.kramer.988 - 2012-12-11 20:17

      Bravery in BS yes!

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-12-11 20:48

      I can see the Christmas headline, "Zuma receives bravery award from KFC for singlehandedly devouring 10 Family bucket meals in under an hour". "Crowds line the streets only to be stumped when Showerhead flies in by helicopter."

      John - 2012-12-12 01:34

      It's not even April 1st!!!!!!

      edna.errenrich - 2012-12-12 05:36

      so brave he needs a huge contingent of bodyguards and an underground bunker

      fly.onthewall.54 - 2012-12-12 06:56

      U know how stupid u actually have to be to get up there in the first place to receive an award like this. Could just as well have been an award for Turd of the Year...and he would have gladly accepted this just so SABC can broadcast a bunch of idiots singing in ANC T-Shirts. Bloody embarresment to all people of SA...

      derek.francois.3 - 2012-12-12 07:00

      Geez then why did Ali baba have to security upgrade his compound to the tune of R250 000 000 if he was so brave. Do they have a thieving corrupt politician of the decade award. Geeez I can think of a least a dozen contenders but ol Zumie will get my vote. VIVA corruption VIVA theft VIVA tenders for friends and family VIVA no education VIVA Ali Zumu and his 40 inner circle thieves VIVA ANC................

      jannie.koekemoer.58 - 2012-12-12 07:04

      huh??? - for using his spear fearless.....

  • dorette.forrester - 2012-12-11 15:40

    Needless to say I'm not surprised!! Lol

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-11 18:22

      Is this a Hayibo article?

      rodney.bevan.58 - 2012-12-11 19:05

      Tune in a gain next week when Zuma is awarded the Tie Your Own Shoelaces medal. The jury is still out on whether he qualifies for the "Walk and Talk" medal.

      Kala - 2012-12-11 19:58

      Whoever takes this award seriously gets the medal for stupidity.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-11 20:12

      "we want to give you an award". "Really, who won in before?" "Mugabe..." "Eh... no thanks!!"

  • kwanda.eliteevents - 2012-12-11 15:46

    Bravery Award for mastering enough courage to *# @ and take a shower afterwards! Man that's brave! Viva brave one viva!!!

      rrakoma - 2012-12-11 18:29

      you forget the roots of your freedom young one. Im not saying turn a blind eye but acknowledge the fundementalists of the past and what Zuma did as an ANC kader, and a soldier for the revolution.

      christelle.theron.3 - 2012-12-11 18:39

      Rrakoma, what you say is true, but certainly there were other freedom fighters more deserving than this man who has done nothing for the credibility or upliftment of the people of SA

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 18:41

      what did he do rakoma?

      morton.christie - 2012-12-11 19:53

      Rrakoma, yes a very brave man. he manned the mk fax machine and ordered the deaths of thousands of IFP supporters and other "Impimpis" very brave.

      herman.burger.5 - 2012-12-11 20:34

      Zoomah did stuff he didn't want to tell the TRC about. What else?

  • malamulela.ndoro - 2012-12-11 15:59 The process by which you guide a group of people is not defined by your being in the position of guide. It's defined by your actions. Please like FB page

      iqola.iqola - 2012-12-11 20:49

      even if you can have a million likes at the end its your president me included. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is the president of all South African citizens including your pets in our homes

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-12-11 23:16

      iqola.iqola Nobody can force me to accept anything I dont want to. I had no part in electing him, and although he is president of a country i currently live in, he is not MY president. Even my german shepherd is smarter and would probably pee on him in utter dusgust. You accept what you believe, as is your right, and other independent thinkers who strive for excellence and not sheer mediocrity will strive for better.

      johan.mostert.967 - 2012-12-12 06:50

      "including your pets in our homes" Lol, is our TVs and Hi-fi's not enough anymore?

  • lessy.lester - 2012-12-11 16:01

    I will have to agree on this one. Any man that can have more than one wife (simultaneously) is a very, very brave ...... (fill in the blank!)

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-12-11 18:23

      Multiple mothers-in-law... Ouch!

      mike.bundy.73 - 2012-12-12 08:10

      It's a lot easier when you are a billionaire . . .

  • mpho.j.leeu - 2012-12-11 16:14

    Is this for real?? Come on mense, JZ is...

  • china.phashe - 2012-12-11 16:34

    I am not surprised.You see when you are a fool and doing all the foolish things there are some people who clap hands and ululate so that you continue being stupid.These people don't like Zuma and he does not see that .You can not praise me when i am doing wrong,they are hypocrites.

  • Desilusionada - 2012-12-11 17:45

    In the same breath as Biko. His ghost must be shivering. With disgust.......

      Desilusionada - 2012-12-11 17:59

      Who PAID for this p!$$up? Wonder if also took some Johnny Black through his lips on behalf of the not so brave....

  • ben.lantz1 - 2012-12-11 17:48

    And among his arsenal is the spear,only a brave man can have 12 wives,twenty kids and four misresses

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-12-11 17:50

    What does that tell you.. Look who got it before him..

      iqola.iqola - 2012-12-11 18:00

      Steve Biko

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-11 18:53

      @Ecoli Ecoli 'twas Bob the Adolph...

  • motho.batho.98 - 2012-12-11 17:50


  • nick.vuletic - 2012-12-11 17:51

    Bwahaahhaahhahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahaahahhahahaahaaaa! Oh god I'm dying here...

      mbuzi.khumbula - 2012-12-11 19:17

      if you dont have anything to write, please dont write trash here!!!

      herman.burger.5 - 2012-12-11 20:37

      Trash about Trash is fair enough? What else can you write about this monumental farce?

      iqola.iqola - 2012-12-11 21:09

      he who laugh last laugh longest...

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-12-11 23:18

      nick, my sentiments to!!!!! This is excellent entertainment!

  • impi.masondo - 2012-12-11 17:51

    our honoroble president makes us proud we want second term after mangaung

      iqola.iqola - 2012-12-11 17:56

      Jacob Gedlayihlekisa Zuma!!!!!!!

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 18:04

      Thew traditional incense (impepho) which he burns before meeting anc sheep makes it very impossible for anc sheep to realise what a scum Zuma is

      earthian.earthian - 2012-12-11 18:06

      No No mate... makes you proud, not US!!!

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-12-11 18:29

      Another passenger on the grrrravy train?

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-11 18:58

      Yup...we want...we want...we want....why am I surprised at your attitude....

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-11 19:05

      Please don't use the words honorable, brave and Zuma in the same just doesn't sound right....

      herman.burger.5 - 2012-12-11 20:38

      Get a dictionary. You can learn the meaning AND spelling of big words.

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2012-12-11 17:53

    It takes alot of bravery to steal tax money , wriggle out of corruption charges , and his womanising , what a brave man give him a medal and a bells

  • tim.brink.1238 - 2012-12-11 17:53

    What a joke.

  • hennsa - 2012-12-11 17:55

    Hahahahahaha, I just nearly ruptured my spleen laughing! Well, give him that, he is brave, he can kill HIV with a single shower! :-)

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-12-12 04:35

      When i read the article this morning I also almost ruptured mine, especially the part, ""ANC supporters wearing Zuma T-shirts ululated as the ANC president made his way to the great place accompanied by a huge contingent of bodyguards."" I thought I read ""urinating as the president....""

  • colleen.williams.1840 - 2012-12-11 17:55

    This is a joke, isn't it???????????????????????/

  • kosie.nel.14 - 2012-12-11 17:56

    Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha!!! It is not the 1st of April, or is it?

  • mshiniboys - 2012-12-11 17:56


      herman.burger.5 - 2012-12-11 20:41


  • Prince Kgwale - 2012-12-11 17:57

    He wont realize his stupidity if they keep on fooling him. Keep on fooling him,but u wont fool us. Dis guy is a disgrace!

  • Erna - 2012-12-11 17:57

    This is hilarious! These people can waste time and money on the most senseless things. But I guess anything for a party with lots of eating and drinking. SA is burning and zuma has time for this nonsense - screwed sense of priorities.

  • Deon de Lange - 2012-12-11 17:57

    *A surprised Steve Biko does a 360 in his grave*

  • david.vanderwesthuizen - 2012-12-11 17:57

    Bravery must be the word they use instead of Corrupt wtf are the people blind or just stupid

      njdejager - 2012-12-11 21:39

      @david.vanderwesthuizen the ppl are both blind and stupid yes!! SA has become a cartoon strip.

  • Montagnes.Bleues - 2012-12-11 17:58

    That should bring another few Rtrillion into the kings pockets from the tax payers coffers of course. Patronage! Largesse! Tribal culture = democratic corruption.

  • avremel.niselow - 2012-12-11 17:58

    Is this the last hayibo article?

      nick.tarr.39 - 2012-12-11 18:35

      I actually had to read it again just in case you were right. Sadly even hayibo couldnt have thought of something this ridiculous.

  • zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 17:59

    Congrats Presidente Zuma........Bravery award to our Commander in Chief is surely well overdue.

      PointBlank - 2012-12-11 18:06

      sit down

      earthian.earthian - 2012-12-11 18:08

      Pffff ff fffff... are you on drugs!?

      aroka.murombe - 2012-12-11 18:12

      Heyi nina masendenu stop saying we, our f**k

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 18:33

      zapadela, get back in your shack please, you embarassment

      reg.nagel - 2012-12-11 18:49

      zapadela..Please stop smoking that sh*t

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 18:49

      Academics must be asleep already...... I got a teacher complex, Accused Drug user, An Individual that can't read....added ""WE"" into my comment, and Lastly a stack-dweller.......

      herman.burger.5 - 2012-12-11 20:53

      Living proof that plants can communicate!!!

  • iqola.iqola - 2012-12-11 17:59

    Im proud of you my president, infact we are proud of you our beloved president of South Africa. You are a true legend. "Our President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma"

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 18:02

      "We" means you and just around 1 million sheep. Even amongst that less than 1 million sheep, there are those who are fed up with this former womanising thief and former goatherder, and now want Motlhanthe to take over from him. Let us make that very clear

      aroka.murombe - 2012-12-11 18:11

      If u said we do u mean u and your mother. Then if that's the case I don't have a problem

      themba.thwala.775 - 2012-12-11 18:20

      Iqola, I am very happy for Zuma to be the President of the ANC and speed up the death of the ANC. It will be a cold day in hell should the ANC win the elections in 2019. Mark my words and never say I did not tell you, rumbling idiot as you sit in your shack drinking sorghum beer

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-12-11 18:31

      You obviously have no ambition,consience or care about anyone other than yourself!Just another sheeple!

      CandiceGoddard - 2012-12-11 18:35

      Everytime I see people defending Zuma like this I see red. But this time, I will rather ask you, worshipper of Zuma, What has Jacob Zuma done for you? What has he done that makes him worthy of your devotion?

      nick.tarr.39 - 2012-12-11 18:36

      obvious troll is obvious?

      CandiceGoddard - 2012-12-11 18:40

      Everytime I see people defending Zuma like this I see red. But this time, I will rather ask you, worshipper of Zuma, What has Jacob Zuma done for you? What has he done that makes him worthy of your devotion?

      zapadela.tistarocha - 2012-12-11 18:52

      Red it is,,, This Democracy allows a different opinion without the ol' Blackjacks kicking down my door. Congrats El Presidente Zuma.....My Beloved Commander-in-Chief.

      dian.bester - 2012-12-11 20:05

      @iqola.iqola, are you eyeing out a spot in the sun at the almost completed Zuma-hotel? Eish, R250Mil later and this chop’s still our president of South-Africa!! Can you believe it??

      ncesh.gali - 2012-12-11 20:48

      U must be smoking horse-poop and think its dagga...such grass won't make u high, but will definately make u an Ass!!

      herman.burger.5 - 2012-12-11 20:57

      A legend indeed, for all the wrong reasons. And you my friend are such a committed racist that you will defend the indefensible simply because you perceive it as black against white in stead of right against wrong as it actually is. Common man, you are not this stupid!!!

      herman.burger.5 - 2012-12-11 20:59


  • jacques.d.devilliers - 2012-12-11 18:02

    I whole-heartedly agree with this comment. Humpty-dumpty-zuma is very brave to sit on top of such a large wall...

  • fulufheloprogiga.mukhodobwane - 2012-12-11 18:02

    Bravery? Are they misusing da word? Or my Dictionary its outdated? Comeon#

  • melusi.myaluza - 2012-12-11 18:02

    Hail brave king Zuma!!!!

  • davedes - 2012-12-11 18:04

    Jesus! They have got to be joking. It's is seriously sad how blind people can be.

  • motsarami - 2012-12-11 18:04

    He got an award for being brave in looting the State coffers?who corruption is being recognised!!!

  • jan.botha.5 - 2012-12-11 18:04

    I wonder how many more medals he will be getting? Probably end up like Idi Amin who even awarded himself the Victoria Cross. Then again the VC is probably appropriate for the bravery shown in only having a shower after unprotected sex with an HIV + woman

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-12-11 18:05

    Bravery of looting our taxes at our full view and continuing with the legacy of marying women after another.

  • gerda.vanrooyen.39 - 2012-12-11 18:05

    I haven't had such a good laugh in a long time. Hahahahahahaha. You must be joking!

      iqola.iqola - 2012-12-11 21:13

      he who laugh last laugh longest...

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-12-11 23:25

      iqola iquola, what you mean to say is that he who laughs last, laughs the best.

  • linda.heerden - 2012-12-11 18:05

    ok, for once in my life, I am speechless...... totally...... dumbfounded....

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-12-11 18:05

    Zuma's contribution to the emancipation of black people is rather a bold statement considering the millions still suffering with no real solutions in place to address the problems. Just empty promises to the vulnerable voters and further enrichment of himself and the other power hungry elite.

  • aroka.murombe - 2012-12-11 18:06

    Someone please tell me this is a joke

  • kgotlaetsile.mophuti - 2012-12-11 18:07

    Brave enough to upgrade inkandla

  • ray.molekoa.5 - 2012-12-11 18:07

    Yes Zuma is very brave indeed , or is it worst level of stupidity where he's not even aware of the consequences of his action when committing corruption ?

  • kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-12-11 18:08

    Prince Xhanti said "Zuma was chosen because he lived up to the ideals of the late Xhosa king, fighting for human rights and the emancipation of black people." Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaah HA and Winnie was a previous receiver of this award bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

      iqola.iqola - 2012-12-11 21:14

      he who laugh last laugh longest....

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-12-11 23:30

      iqola iqola, what you mean to say is, confuscious says that he who laughs last, laughs best. That will be the rest of SA when the ANC loses in the not so distant future. Also we will all be surviving while the followers of the "brave one" will have no hope. The signs are clear to see if you care to look deeper.

  • alex.gush.3 - 2012-12-11 18:10


      iqola.iqola - 2012-12-11 21:14

      he who laugh last laugh longest...

      alex.gush.3 - 2012-12-11 21:23

      And he who types cliches can suck my...

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-12-11 23:31

      .....and the cliche is clearly incorrect in this case...

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-12-11 23:31

      .....and the cliche is clearly incorrect in this case...

  • shaun.miekle - 2012-12-11 18:10

    I thought it was the King C@@NTSA award

  • jacques.h.kirchner - 2012-12-11 18:12

    Oh, what a farce of a government we have...Beware Zuma and cronies. in a banana republic, one is bound to encounter a banana peel sooner rather than later. the current infighting in the ANC is going to be your proverbial "banana peel slip"...The African way of voting will probably keep these pilferers in power, but they'd be wise to take note of the disillusionment currently manifesting itself among their voters. If they are to rule untill Jesus returns, (infamously proclaimed by the ANC) the rapture is not that far off!

      valerie.hancock.102 - 2012-12-11 21:19

      Maybe they'll rule till Julius returns.

  • saschalipka - 2012-12-11 18:12


  • leon.delange.3 - 2012-12-11 18:12

    Dont worry,the medal was the top of a COCKE bottle.Not to expensive

  • mark.mirage.71 - 2012-12-11 18:13

    Our utmost admiration is bestowed upon you for being the fearless and valiant leader you are. We cannot agree more with King Sigcawu that you are a brave and worthy recipient of this award.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-11 18:26

      You are not serious, surely!!!.....

      frederik.vanas - 2012-12-11 20:44

      yes zuma is more fearless than hagar the horrible!!! he spear hiv woman without condoms.... now that is what i call bravery!!! (stupidity?)

  • Jimmy NZ - 2012-12-11 18:14

    Wahahahahahahahahahahaha... Jokers of the world!

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2012-12-11 18:15

    Not noble bravery, but those kind of bravery where you can jump infront of an incoming train/bus,are these chiefs/kings have same benefits as Zwelithini? obviously these should mobilise support for Mangaung. Blind following,

  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-12-11 18:15

    He's not brave, he just doesn't give a f**k what people think.