Zuma supporters already celebrating

2012-12-17 16:55

Mangaung - The voting for the ANC's top six posts has not yet started but supporters of President Jacob Zuma’s bid for a second term are already celebrating.

Delegates from Nelson Mandela Bay were partying on the road side, glasses in hand, during the break that followed the nominations process at the party’s Mangaung conference in Bloemfontein this afternoon.

Fold-up chairs and cooler boxes were arranged around their vehicles while they danced and sang songs praising Zuma.

From their perspective, the top six election is a done deal.

"Kgalema is saying he won’t serve under Zuma,’’ said one delegate from the Raymond Mhlaba branch.

"That’s why he withdrew as deputy. Zuma will win hands down. Tokyo [Sexwale] and [Mathews] Phosa have split their vote by both standing. Cyril [Ramaphosa] will take it easily.’

"Jessie [Duarte] is in as deputy already. Mbaks [Fikile Mbalula] should have withdrawn. Gwede [Mantashe] is going to embarrass him.

"The same with Thandi [Modise] and [Paul] Mashatile. We are going to take all top six posts. It's clear," he said.


  • william.malesa.9 - 2012-12-17 17:01

    it depends on what they are celebrating for.nothing wrong if u have 4 eggs and count 4 chicken.

      silvia.vaneck2 - 2012-12-17 17:17

      Hmmm, The saying don't count your chickens before they hatch comes to mind...

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

      And the world watches with concern and have their financial gurus scrambling for new markets to invest in.

      lsfreak - 2012-12-17 17:48

      Isn't drinking in public still a offence :/ Heaven help us... 5 more years of this joker :'(

      Desilusionada - 2012-12-17 19:04

      Whatever the outcome, the sad bit of it all is that the whole thing, (as usual), is turning into a royal P!$$up. Paid somehow by the taxpayer. While they are sipping the champagne through their lips on behalf of the unwashed hordes gratefully hoping for a crust as a F()kcing handout. While some children are begging on the streets. And going hungry. While they sleep soundly in the arms of Bacchus.....

  • Sechaba30 - 2012-12-17 17:01

    They call themselves an unstoppable Tsunami which sweeps everything. They forget that this Tsunami is also sweeping us who have been voting for ANC for all these years. Goodbye ANC.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-12-17 18:44

      What they also forget is the damage and devastation a tsunami leaves behind...

      earle.francis.9 - 2012-12-17 19:24

      Sechaba...What took you so long????

      beverly.young3 - 2012-12-17 19:59

      I remeber the shock all those years ago when Mbeki was a shoe-in and lost.......

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-12-18 08:32

      Sechaba30 well done, glad you are one of the many that have seen the light, get this corrupt inefficient mob OUT.

  • ben.small.98 - 2012-12-17 17:02

    Is drinking in public not illegal? Or does that only count for none ANC members?

      zandilebridget.ndhlovu - 2012-12-17 17:08

      drinking in public is totally illegal but things depend on famous u re?

  • jenny.nel.100 - 2012-12-17 17:06

    What is wrong with these people? Are they all on the gravy train? Are they all stupid? Do they like to suffer? I give up. They will get what they vote for, and it seems that they are hell bent on voting for more of the same: corruption, incompetence, disrespect, decay, lies, more,lies.

      kabelo.monareng.9 - 2012-12-17 17:17

      is amazing whn ppl celebrate tsunami, jz wil never change.

  • jesibelle.krueger - 2012-12-17 17:06

    Ye, for sure they are celebrating, for they are secured of a ticket to the mega sweet gravy train... Fat, lazy and stupid rule - the post Polokwane '07 way..! TIME FOR THE GREAT TAX REVOLT (not some redneck right-wing saga created by the SAPS - the real thing). Lets end the tyranny of the most corrupt regime this country has ever seen, once and for all, forever..! We owe it to our children and theirs.

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-12-17 17:51

      Seems all South Africans prefer to sit behind their computers and bitch about it. You won't be able to get their fat asses off the couch to revolt. You get the Government you deserve.

  • tefo.tootse - 2012-12-17 17:07

    Team motlanthe go kgalema gooo

      Elvis Mahlangu - 2012-12-17 17:16

      If u still follow Motlante, then u still hoping the world will end on the 21st. and to the aparteid agents, Jesus is not back yet.

      lentlareane.kannete - 2012-12-17 18:31

      To you Mahlangu u r moron Like ur stupid Zuma. Please don't make utterances abt Jesus. I can't blame u coz u r so retarded like Zuma. Madman nd coconut Lindiwe Mazibuko this is your time to win 2014 elections coz I refused to be led by moron again.

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  • Philip - 2012-12-17 17:08

    Good. Zuma's election will be the nail in the ANC's coffin.

      willem.wulfse - 2012-12-17 18:01

      As well as the rest of us.

  • mohale.maake1 - 2012-12-17 17:10

    The end is near....

  • sexyfancyface - 2012-12-17 17:15

    Jesus is coming soon...

  • morrisn2 - 2012-12-17 17:16

    All the wishful thinking from the right-wingers` comment on news 24 they are the prophets of doom! Viva ANC VIVA! AMANDLA!!!

      deon.hoon - 2012-12-17 17:25

      THE CIRCUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Philip - 2012-12-17 22:03

      Vauxhall Viva to you to you prick!

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-12-18 08:35

      morrisn2, I don't blame the ANC anymore I blame the likes of you that support the bunch of thieves, if it wasn't for people like you there would not be an ANC in power, you are the big part of the problem.

  • leko.dada1 - 2012-12-17 17:19

    celebrating early? netcare 911 must prepare themselves, some ppl will have heartattacks...

  • musa.kamashobane - 2012-12-17 17:19

    We can't wait for Zuma to be the face of ANC. Look out for 2014 here we come. Government criminals, loyalist, illiterates and careerists will vote for him. Bright, wise and intelligent will use their votes wisely, not for corruption I am afraid.

  • siyabonga.nkosi.10 - 2012-12-17 17:26

    well done guys

  • Tamzozo - 2012-12-17 17:26

    Geeeeezzzz we in for sum trouble arnt these ppl sick and tired of wat zuma is diong they seem to forget that we voted them into power and if they put zuma as their presidant we nt gna vote for anc, illll vote D.A if zuma is prezzzz again, we poor south africans can't take it anymore

  • sphamandla.s.ntshangase - 2012-12-17 17:30

    One of pro-zuma member olready won five left no one wil beat zuma even when iz singing able to dance show iz active unlike quit motlante can't even sing one song always quit

      leko.dada1 - 2012-12-17 17:42

      Sho! rented crowd is making numbers ,singing n dancing like Zuma. are they also delegates?

      willem.wulfse - 2012-12-17 18:05

      So the prerequisite is to be a singing illiterate philanderer.

      mchieken1 - 2012-12-17 18:47

      are they electing a president who cn singer better or a person who has good moral princeples,who has vision or izit #Mangaung idols#

      Philip - 2012-12-17 22:07

      Is azza, wassa ziza wassa,dada . Brain dead fuzzy wuzzy.

  • magone.jonathan - 2012-12-17 17:36

    Diretwa di boa mokatong bana ba txiekgalaka.

  • suffer.kate.9 - 2012-12-17 17:40

    Well... obvious is obvious! He who can steal the most can afford the most support. That is how the ANC rolls. That is how Africa rolls.

  • tsheposiyaya.rampatla - 2012-12-17 18:11

    Let them clbrt cz zuma is gng down .zuma wa ngena

  • robin.stobbs.9 - 2012-12-17 18:12

    Can't y'all hear it? Baaaa baaaaa baaaaa baaaa!

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-17 20:20

      Blaaaaack sheeeeep....

  • fred.j.muller.5 - 2012-12-17 18:14

    Lets face it...stupidity over and over and over and over and get the all those loyal cANCer supporters.....if you want to become poorer people day after day, worry about your safety all the time, tax money being stolen, the little you give to the state, never any public service...etc, then vote for the cANCer...WAKE UP PEOPLE...The cANCer is not interrested in you or me...they are only there for themselfs....Vote DA....

  • fred.j.muller.5 - 2012-12-17 18:18

    If the cANCer wins, i give it Zimbabwe 2 in 4 years time...Im an Architect with my own firm for 10 relocating to Australia, starting a new firm there because I can see whats coming. Downhill even more steap from here on....Goodbye SA

      nkosinomusa.msuthu - 2012-12-17 19:19


      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-17 20:04

      Yep...Really...and Fred, sadly I have to agree...

      Thabani - 2012-12-18 00:13


  • mosele.khuto - 2012-12-17 19:05

    Why do they celebrate before the results?I think we shud wait for dem.I go for Kgalema.

      earle.francis.9 - 2012-12-17 19:28

      Mosele, because they are probably rigged.... like most african elections!

  • rhenusm - 2012-12-17 19:11

    what are they smoking...

  • Kwanele Mzwanele Masoka - 2012-12-17 19:14

    Go ahead Zuma,take us to hell

      nkosy.mkentie.1 - 2012-12-17 22:10

      Hahaha hell z smelling n ANC ngudoti

  • thulani.zondi.7 - 2012-12-17 19:17

    I am perturbed and disturbed by this appalling behavior by Zuma supporters. They are already talking about us and them. So if you are not in favour of Zuma camp you are viewed as an enemy. What happen to a democratic process? Zuma can win ANC election but he will have a major challenge to attract the general public to vote for him. The challenge is not anc election but the 2014 general election. This will be caused by the polarization perpetuated by Zuma supporters. I have no doubt that there will be purging of all those who challenged him. They are already talking about cabinet reshuffling after conference. I am very much disappointed.

      MagdaKus - 2012-12-18 03:43

      I hope you are right, but I fear that not yet

  • 75sibusisomhlongo - 2012-12-17 19:17

    they should celebrate, it's a win for them

  • earle.francis.9 - 2012-12-17 19:22

    Don't count your vultures before they hatch!

  • elizabeth.mkhatshwa.5 - 2012-12-17 19:39

    they can steal votes now but they can forget about 2014 all that votes will go to DA thats a promise.

  • Modikoe.Elias.Ramongana - 2012-12-17 19:47

    They've got all the braging rites to celebrate.ZumA 4 the second term viva.

      nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-17 20:26


      Kimson Komodo Chan - 2012-12-17 22:06

      Its the end of the world......

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-12-17 19:50

    Now the race is between Zuma and Zille. Let's show Zuma and his stupid delegates that we r not stupid.we know that all delegates who were against Zuma were denied their right to go to Mangaung to vote for Motlanthe. So all of us who don't like Zuma let's vote Da in 2014.DOWN KANGAMAN DOWN!!

      Erna - 2012-12-17 19:58

      Spread the word!

      thando.ramncwana - 2012-12-17 20:36

      Thats such a stupid thing to do if you are an ANC member......Zuma will come and go, but the ANC remains.......usisibanxa nyani!

      thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-12-17 22:27

      Thando by the time Zuma leaves office there will be no country or ANC left. We voting DA to save SA from total destruction by Zuma Do u really think Zuma will leave office to face 783 charges?

      MagdaKus - 2012-12-18 03:48

      Thando- any party is its people- and the people at the top determine its course. How much of what you admire about the movement has remained? Is it not a totally different animal now? If the only thing that ties it to what you admire is history, you are only talking sentimentality, not fact.

  • nic.nomicos.3 - 2012-12-17 20:24

    New traditional weapons....fold-up chairs and cooler boxes....

  • thabang.malehase - 2012-12-17 21:05

    Its 0bvious to all loyal supporters of the ANC,because JZ has always been a down to earth leader and very close to the masses,Kgalema must just kiss goodbye to politics because he allowed himself to be misled by Malema die hard supporters in the ANCYL-so tough luck for him.Viva ZumaNtashe Viva.

  • mashilopm - 2012-12-17 21:43

    They're already celebrating coz they know that out of 4500 votes, Shower will get 7000 and they're a few thousands richer. I'm sure buffalos are having their party at Kruger Park as well.

      sakhile.ndlovu.73 - 2012-12-17 22:15

      Sho baba we all Africans do rely on our president nd let him to proceed leading our beautiful SA.

  • Dumisani Mkhabela - 2012-12-18 06:29

    Tomorrow dey wll moan inkandla.

  • bill.mckimm.9 - 2012-12-18 06:43

    Good ANC behaviour. Anything to get drunk and disorderly at the side of the road. God knows but these are our elected leaders. And as for the election; voting after midnight, no wonder we end up with the creatures of the night that are elected. Seriously, is this the best this country can do?

  • jeremia.magongwa - 2012-12-18 07:27

    Good bye ANC .

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-18 07:41

    Ja, Modikoe, to celebrate what, the right to steal for another term?. Typical..

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-18 07:42

    You are right Thando, the ANC remains a bunch of losers, corrupt to the bone and greedy. You should be proud.

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-18 07:44

    Thabang, unfortunately you are right, he is close to the masses because he has the same thought processes. Its really a shame that the masses don't know enough to see through the fool for what he is - a clown and a crook!

  • piero.mendace.5 - 2012-12-18 07:46

    Lead what... Are you blind our really that ignorant, he can't even spell lead, the only thing he can lead are masses who don't understand how he and this team of thugs have destroyed this country.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-12-18 09:21

    Its not over till the fat lady sings unless they have bribed the fat lady and that is not hard to believe. So long as u flash money around in this country you can have anything you like, including murder for hire top on the list.

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