Zuma no super being: Mathale

2011-12-21 08:38

Polokwane - There are no "supreme members" in the ANC, not even President Jacob Zuma, the party's Limpopo chairperson Cassel Mathale said on Tuesday.

All ANC members were volunteers, including Zuma, Mathale said on the last day of the party's Limpopo elective conference, held outside Polokwane.

"We should all appreciate [that] fact," he said during his closing address. He was re-elected the party's leader in the province, defeating Arts and Culture Deputy Minister Joe Phaahla.

Mathale's victory was seen as a boost to his and his close ally, suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's reported efforts to unseat Zuma as ANC president.

On Tuesday, ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga said the conference was not to be considered a foundation for the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung in December 2012.

Personal gain

He criticised those within the party who occupied positions for personal gain, rather than to better the lives of the poor.

"It is very hard for some comrades to execute a political task without expecting any material gain. Comrades want to implement a political task with a personal gain in their hands."

Mathale said the ANC continued to lose members who were not made councillors. Some caused division because they were not appointed to certain positions.

"We must never lose sight of the fact that we cannot all lead at the same time. This is a reality that we must not forget."

Many had fought for the country's liberation, without expecting favours. Instead they remained disciplined, honest and active in the organisation.

No hard feelings

He called on members to support those who had been given a "political responsibility", and not to raise dissatisfaction through the media or protests.

Phaahla said he would continue his work in the government and support the newly-elected leadership.

Soon after Mathale was declared winner on Sunday, he said there were no hard feelings between them, and they would remain comrades. Mathale beat Phaahla by 601 votes to 519.

Some of Phaahla's supporters left the conference after his defeat.

Mathale, who is also Limpopo premier, recently had five of his provincial government departments placed under administration following allegations of financial mismanagement.

His government had asked the Treasury to increase its overdraft facility by R1bn so it could meet its obligations. He has since said he supported the intervention.

  • Larry - 2011-12-21 08:49

    Zuma is not a Super Being? Thats the understatement of the Year.

      Jono - 2011-12-21 08:52

      You guys never seem to disappoint! Make up your minds. U behind JayZ and then you against him, and please don’t talk are in it for personal gain and you guys have never ever worried about the poor!

      Bob - 2011-12-21 08:54

      That is the understatement of the year,there are no supreme leaders in the ANC, simplified it should read there are no leaders in the ANC, horrible corrupt bunch of villains is what they are.

      Larry - 2011-12-21 08:56

      @ Jono. No mate. I do not back JZ, or any of the ANC Crooks. Never have and never will.

      Jono - 2011-12-21 09:13 talking about Cassel and Malema.

      Squeegee - 2011-12-21 11:11

      Why have comments been closed on the article dealing with Zuma's attack on Christianity. Are we supposed to keep quiet when this moron attacks our faith? Retract the article News24 and admit he never said it or allow us to comment.

      George - 2011-12-21 12:44

      "All ANC members were volunteers, including Zuma" Volunteers means that First time i have heard of a volunteer getting paid for doing nothing ( is this better for you news24 before you delete it again) Do we have to get YOUR permission to add comments

      John - 2011-12-21 21:58

      to the tune of Mfana Zu'zuma, Jesus loves you, Zu'zuma, Your mother loves you, Zu'zuma, Your father loves, Repent, Mampara, repent, Repent, Ignorant, repent, Repent, Negligent, repent, Repent, Liar, repent, Repent, Thief, repent, Repent, Baby Killer, repent, Repent, Genocider, repent! Okai, stop the bus, how can you say all that? Lets have a look: Zuma is Ignorant that the Failed Communist Countries like the USSR, China, Vietnam, Cuba, etc, employed Central Control Economies ( CCE ), with full and total nationalization. Negligent - as the head of an organization, it is his duty to be fully informed of the economic history of total disasters of CCE. He does not know that Gorbachov announced reforms away from nationalization – in the early 1980’s! He is a Liar, because these are not his ideas, these ideas have been around for over 100 years. Thief, he has stolen the PEOPLES money – that is how bribery and corruption works. Baby Killer, as a member of the ANC – Abortion Murder Genocide, is guilty of the Genocide of 800 000 black babies in government hospitals! Genocider, as a member of the ANC – Abortion Murder Genocide, is guilty of the Genocide of 5 Million Aids sufferers which were refused medication. Repent, Manpara, Repent!

      Jerhone - 2012-01-15 09:14

      Anyone in the ANC must be a super being in the primate world

  • Werner - 2011-12-21 08:51

    Shame, poor Limpopo, ppl there dont seem to bright. Electing the same ppl after maladministration .... I wonder what their pass rate is there?

      Eric Schollar - 2011-12-21 09:39

      Lowest in the world - true!

      Andrew - 2011-12-21 09:39

      How do you spell ppl? With "o" before the "e" or vice versa.

      Moloto Mabonchi - 2011-12-21 10:12

      Lol, Werner. U shldnt blame all Limpopo people. With the Malemas as leaders you shlould have seen very long ago that all sober minded people in Limpopo have been marginalized and forced to live the anc.

  • Rashaad Hendricks - 2011-12-21 08:52

    Volunteers with very healthy salaries .

      Eric Schollar - 2011-12-21 09:37

      Absolutely! Volunteers with very sticky fingers and snouts buried so deep in the trough its amazing they can still breathe. Pure corruption and complete ignorance rule this country

      Andrew - 2011-12-21 09:42

      Generally volunteer means to promote good and improve human quality of life. This lot does neither.

  • Kala - 2011-12-21 08:52

    The ANC are so very busy trying to unseat each other and engage in robust debate amongst themselves, that they have completely forgotten about running the country. I hope Jesus comes soon

      Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-21 17:13

      I guess "robust debate" has a new meaning. I can't think of anything more ridiculous than this lots "robust debate", mindboggling confusing gobbledegook.

  • Dewald G. - 2011-12-21 08:53

    Blasphemy! lol.

  • Piet - 2011-12-21 08:56

    He surely mates like a super being...or is it he anchestas helping?

  • Robi - 2011-12-21 08:58

    Mr Mathale, you are wrong this time. Jacob Zuma survived tornados and cyclones. And there he stands as a President today. Imagine if it was me or you being accussed of rape and corruption. We should have died of heart attack facing those problems. Definately JZ is a super being and you are aware of that. Even ANC never thought of taking disciplinary action against him. I think he is super being

      Daan - 2011-12-21 10:40


      Jerhone - 2012-01-15 09:17

      super thick skin yes

  • Mashudu - 2011-12-21 09:01

    Is there no better news than Mathale this, Mathale that?

      Nyiks11 - 2011-12-21 13:35

      @Brother leader Not until the next conference

  • Garth - 2011-12-21 09:13

    There is a human constant that extends beyond all borders, races and levels of intelligence: the propensity to repeat history, through ignorance. But, only the truly stupid repeat their very recent history. The ignorants of the anc are embarking on a course to oust one national president for a chosen other, dumbing down even further along the way. This mathale, like his chosen bed-fellow malema, is stupidly dangerous. And to put them into one `think-tank' with that retard motshekga, is to lower the collective IQ of the anc by 33%. So, go for it boys . . . we trust you to further demean your `party of ignorants' with your inane utterances. Problem is, none in your class of fools, knows the difference.

      Daan - 2011-12-21 10:41

      too many cooks spoils the broth...

  • Jimmy - 2011-12-21 09:14

    "There are no "supreme members" in the ANC" Very accurate statement , there is an excess of "supreme idiots" though......

  • Mark - 2011-12-21 09:15

    But two hours ago this clown declared the ANC 'must rule for eternity'. If that doesn't indicate delusions of supremacy, what does?

  • Bryan - 2011-12-21 09:18

    SuperZuma... Imagine him in a superman outfit:-) That would put a smile on my face for xmas.

      idille.borchers - 2011-12-21 09:45

      I picture him more like Humpty Dumpty. Wait till he falls off the wall! from Dill.

  • Leonard - 2011-12-21 09:35

    They just don't know and thats where the rub comes in. THEY DON'T KNOW THAT THEY DON'T KNOW!

  • Alva - 2011-12-21 09:42

    Limpopo, Limpopo, Limpopo! Province of total fools!

      Moloto Mabonchi - 2011-12-21 10:04

      Get better words Alva. Are we also fools when we raise our voices against these vampire thieves who literally run the govt to the ground?

      Jerhone - 2012-01-15 09:18

      should have been chimpopo

  • Alec - 2011-12-21 09:54

    Very true. Zumba is not a "super being". In fact he is pretty substandard, even backward in his thinking. But, then again, he is surrounded by people with similar and lesser traits. This government is slowly destroying every aspect of our country' s infrastructure ( water purification, hospitals, defense force, police force, government departments, roads, I can go on forever[ we even now have fuel shortages, gas shortages and electricity shortages - never experienced this in my life before this present bunch of incompetent politicians] ). These fellows aspire to be like China. That says it all. Seems the masses that are kept dumbed down and promised the world don' t know what life is like in China under that repressive regime. Hope the truth dawns before it's too late for us all..

  • Max - 2011-12-21 09:54

    Forked tongue speak again...animal farm in action.

      Daan - 2011-12-21 10:59

      I love animals.Animals are not corrupt and do not steel.I wil refer to them as a bunch of CLOWNS.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-12-21 09:59

    The 'super beings' are those who monopolise Limpopo tender procedures and enrich themselves to the toes. Limpopo is runned like Mexico, with tenders seem to be drug cartels.

  • Moloto Mabonchi - 2011-12-21 10:00

    Can this Mathale and Malema tell us why Zuma must be replaced as president. We all know the many blunders Zuma has made, but Malema and Mathale don't seem to be aggrieved by those. They don't dare say why except he turned his back on them. Are they using the power vested in them by the poor to fight personal battles? Is it a fight about tenders and fear of being investgated? Then why bring the poor into it? Let them atleast spell the idea they are against. Lest we are all made to suffer due to the politics of the tummy.

      Joseph - 2011-12-21 19:16

      The people shall govern Moloto not Malema and Mathale.I wish people must teach these stupid people a leason by not voting them in 2014.

      Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-21 19:41

      Jip, the use of the word "poor" is abused as much as "eco" is these days. Catchy words, thats all.

  • Elkieta - 2011-12-21 10:33

    Zuma was never anybody.Too many bad genes......

  • Cristina - 2011-12-21 10:37

    Sick and tired of the whole bunch of them!!!!

  • Polotic - 2011-12-21 10:55

    It appears to me that morality, ethics and competency are not part of the equation when it comes to electing the leader and members of the PEC!!

  • Spice - 2011-12-21 10:57

    Zuma, Castle and Julia they must go. they came in one ship

  • George - 2011-12-21 12:43

    "All ANC members were volunteers, including Zuma" Volunteers means that First time i have heard of a volunteer getting paid for doing nothing ( is this better for you news24 before you delete it again) Do we have to get YOUR permission to add comments

  • Rob - 2011-12-21 13:10

    What else could this retard say after he declared that the ANC must rule for eternity? Without the admission of Zuma's mortality he would have been supporting Zuma for eternity!

  • Christo - 2011-12-21 14:32

    LOL! so happy God gave me a white skin and white brain...

  • Comrade - 2011-12-21 15:02

    ZUMA ???Who on earth though that crap. Zuma is a shower head corrupt criminal racist with a peabrain....super being my lilly white a***s

      siyat.bonanza - 2011-12-21 15:18

      @Comrade, please man, I am at work. I don't want to LOL.

  • Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-21 17:09

    I wouldn't mind being a "volunteer" when they pay me 100k a month, give me a too much fancy staytaas car. A volunteer cannot be forced to work either you know, all out of the goodness of their hearts. Look how young Julius is suffering trying to finish his R16 million mansion on volunteer money - guess he's planning to house a lot of poor people there, good man ... these okes become more of an embarrassment by the day, I'm so glad they don't represent me and my people.

  • Thabo - 2011-12-21 17:12

    Thats the impressing statement,I wish if our premier and the ANC chairperson can repeat it.No super being in the ANC,is true.People must realise that words are from the leader of the ANC in Limpopo.Please guys,let us respect Mathale.

      rashaad0hendricks01 - 2011-12-22 06:49

      Assuming your from limpopo i can see why the anc continously remains in power and why corruption is so rife . The people there seem love listening to the politicians speak never mind that actions dont reflect promises made and never mind service deliverly being virtually non existant

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2011-12-21 19:06

    Of course Zuma is a Super BEEing. And a Super Beijing.

  • Joseph - 2011-12-21 19:13

    Good you all volunteered and were not forced to join the ANC,what a good statemant Mathale however it seems that you and Malema are supper gods of the ANC as you want to dictate who leads the ANC in 2012.If you all vounteered why then are enmbroided in a leadership battle of the ANC,volunteers do not fight for position sorry for tenders as you are currently doing.Shame Mathale and your supper Limpopo.

  • pragasen.padayachy - 2011-12-21 20:02

    Democracy sucks sometimes, but we have to accept !!!! It is the will of the people !!

  • frank.hartry - 2012-01-15 09:02

    South Africans should be cringing at the very fact that Zuma is the actual state president. There are not many people living in a supposed democracy that would accept a person as its top leader in government who vigorously shirked appearing in a South African court to prove his innocence of hundreds of allegations of corruption admiitted to be a very strong case by the NPA. We all know that the charges were withdrawn because it was obvious to the top people in the NPA that Zuma was to become the president and their jobs were on the line if they persued the charges. The two alleged conspiritators have never ever been charged for their alleged conspiracy against Zuma, so that we the public could judge and establish the real truth about Zuma and his alleged corruption crimes one way or the other.

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