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ANC condemns disruption of Zuma lecture

Jackson Mthembu
23 February 2012

Party thanks guests for not having been intimidated by these senseless thugs

THE ANC CONDEMNS THUGGISH BEHAVIOR DISPLAYED DURING THE PRESIDENT GENERAL MAKGATHO LECTURE.

The African National Congress deplores and strongly condemns the unbecoming conduct of criminal elements today who masqueraded as ANC members and sought to disrupt the Centenary lecture on the late President General Makgatho, addressed by President Jacob Zuma this afternoon at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town (see report).

The ANC finds the conduct of these elements to be outside of the normal behavior of people who have joined the ANC in the interest of serving our people. It is regrettable that an innocent journalist from SABC was injured during the scuffle that ensued when the disruptive elements were ejected from the lecture.

These elements were disappointed as they did not achieve their objective of disrupting a well organized event that was attended by diplomats, traditional leaders, religious leaders, Members of Parliament from many parties including the opposition parties and as well as prominent individuals. The ANC will investigate the matter and ensure that any of its members found responsible for this conduct will face the disciplinary measures of the ANC.

We call on the police to take action against those who acted in a criminal manner that endangered the lives of the people attending the lecture. We would like to thank our guests whose numbers (over 3000) were beyond our target for not having been intimidated by these senseless thugs.

We want to reiterate the words of President Zuma of apologizing to all South Africans who participated in the lecture at the Good Hope Centre and those who participated through the live broadcasts of the lecture. We want to assure all South Africans that the ugly incident that took place today will never repeat itself in any ANC Centenary celebrations and lectures.

Statement issued by Jackson Mthembu, ANC National Spokesperson, February 23 2012

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Jokers
"Zuma lecture" is an oxymoron pal. Not possible.

by Bernard on February 23 2012, 20:18
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Why was it broadcast live? That important, huh?
Or was the the SABC sucking ANC bodyparts again?

Need something to broadcast between "Long live the liberation movement, long live"?

Why do the SABC not get Jackson to do live renditions of 'Bulala amaBhunu' for . .more

by Brett on February 23 2012, 21:13
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Zumas lecture
Darwin I am sic of your senseless comments on politics. It is clear that the strides the ANC had made does not carrynyour approval. It is a shame on you tthat u don't sing praises to your unsung heroes of apartheid (sic)

by John on February 23 2012, 22:14
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Suggestion
If you don't like the way the ANC is perceived (including by the ANCYL), why don't you try reforming it?

I acknowledge that getting rid of all the liars, racists and corrupt will leave no-one in it; but that's your problem.

by Dear John on February 23 2012, 22:57
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This reminds me of the bumper sticker I often see:
"You are the adult. Buckle up your kids."

by Realist on February 23 2012, 23:23
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ha, ha, ha.....
....let zuma now deal with the monster he created....ha, ha, ha....what a shameless party this anc....time for a regime change....

by onlooker on February 24 2012, 03:10
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Mr zuma
There is no need to blame criminal elements that are not ANC.
Please don't shift the blame.
It's the unruly ANCYL that has become a thorn that you are going to battle to deal with.
It's obvious that these cowards will not own up, to the fact . .more

by Jzee on February 24 2012, 06:15
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Lecture
How can Pres Zuma give a lecture with a Grade 8,9,10 who knows? he cant even
attend formal lectures with these qualifications Lectures are for tertiary education


by rothie smith on February 24 2012, 07:00
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Revenge
Children's League out for revenge?

by Mpugi on February 24 2012, 07:04
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Intelectual Zzzzzzzzzzzzz
What a man!!!!!!!!!!! what an Intelectual !!!!!!
what can we steal or distort from WHITEMAN!!!

by VIVA communism on February 24 2012, 07:19
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Senseless thugs Jackson
Jackson , these are the chickens coming home to roost - how many more times must I spell it out to you imbeciles . Firstly , these senseless thugs are the spawn of those necklacing rampaging mobs of 1976 / the ANC / the Cubans and the communists . . .more

by Green Room on February 24 2012, 07:30
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Monsters
It is true let Zuma; Mthembu and all those who recalled Mbeki to deal with the situation they created; where in this world one with grade 4 qualification lecture those who have degrees and diplomas; ba tla o tlwa ka le tlalo

by DR on February 24 2012, 07:39
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@rotten Granny smith
Zuma has grade 1 and is the president of a country, he has risen above his adversities, has conquired his misfortunes and is The leader of this country whether you whites like it or not. he can stand and talk to millions with charisma, confidence and . .more

by sine on February 24 2012, 07:58
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Zuma's Lecture.
As you sow, so shall you reap.

The 'young' chickens are coming home to roost.

by Paul on February 24 2012, 08:25
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Zuma's intellect
There are many people in this world who, while they may lack formal education, nevertheless bring to their lives what used to be called Common Sense. I suspect that President Zuma is one of these people and I for one would rather have a man with common . .more

by Benjamin on February 24 2012, 08:36
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@ sine
Well sine (sic), with your spelling it certainly looks like you are perfect material for our next president. Go my boy...you have places to go to and a country to mess up even further.

And you need to do some further research into Zuma . .more

by Jan Aucamp on February 24 2012, 09:06
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@Author
"The ANC finds the conduct of these elements to be outside of the normal behavior of people who have joined the ANC"

Yeah right! Thugs, all of them!!! Including Zuma!

by Eish on February 24 2012, 09:14
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@Author
"The ANC finds the conduct of these elements to be outside of the normal behavior of people who have joined the ANC"

Yeah right! Thugs, all of them!!! Including Zuma!

by Eish on February 24 2012, 09:14
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@Author
"The ANC finds the conduct of these elements to be outside of the normal behavior of people who have joined the ANC"

Yeah right! Thugs, all of them!!! Including Zuma!

by Eish on February 24 2012, 09:14
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ANC condemns disruption of ANC Centenary lecture honouring memory of ANC leader President General Ma...
We salute the ANC for its decisive rebuke of the calculated disruption of an august occasion commemorating the cenenary of the ANC and honouring the sterling contribution of President General Makgatho. No serious democrat can benefit from political . .more

by Mzukisi Gaba Western Cape on February 24 2012, 09:26
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Some people can't see the wood for the trees
Zuma it's about time that you pulled in the reigns of the outrageous behaviour of your followers. It does you no favours and people can't beleive that the Malaema's of this country can behave as they do.

They have succeded only in holding the . .more

by Pizeo on February 24 2012, 10:32
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@sine
@sine is absolutely right that Zuma has overcome obstacles that these supercilious, ignorant whites most of whom have never really had 10% of the hardships that 90% of blacks of his age have experienced. That they criticise @sine's spelling reinforces . .more

by john kalala on February 24 2012, 11:51
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A better lie for all,..
National demoncrazied revolution in full swing ;)

by Cmd Squeeler on February 24 2012, 12:40
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@Benjamin
"while they may lack formal education, nevertheless bring to their lives what used to be called Common Sense"
It is still called common sense you beast out of the bundu,..

Whats totally nuts here is how you guys try re-write the book all . .more

by So much bling yet so little ching,.. on February 24 2012, 12:46
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Just wondering

This might be besdies the point but why my interest lies in why was a lecture held at Good Hope Centre while the Western Cape has many academic instituitons?

by Somi on February 24 2012, 12:46
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@Mzukisi Gaba
"is not only an act of disrepect to President Zuma but a secrilage to the memory of President General Makgatho and an insult to all ANC cadres, supporters and patriots. " Bwahahahah,. you have GOT to be kidding!!

Patriots? hahahah, give me a . .more

by Tata ma Chance, stealing da millions,.. on February 24 2012, 12:52
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by Benjamin on February 24 2012, 08:36
Methinks there is some weight in your inference of "common sense" but perhaps we overlook a tongue which slithers with the guile of a serpent .

Sort of reminds me of Dingaan who invited Piet Retief and entourage into a Zululand/Midlands Kraal . .more

by Green Room on February 24 2012, 13:18
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by Mzukisi Gaba Western Cape on February 24 2012, 09:26
Mnumzana Gaba , just checking - aren't you the delightful chap who was pulled over by a traffic cop suspected of being under the influence of intoxicating liquor and had the gall to tell the man who was simply doing his duty - way back then - that when . .more

by Green Room on February 24 2012, 13:25
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anc
The natives are restless.

by wm on February 24 2012, 13:25
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by wm on February 24 2012, 13:25
dan laat hul mekaar moer

by Green Room on February 24 2012, 13:29
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Halleluljah
Chickens coming home to roost,.. ANC spring i say,.. bring it on, this is going to be fun to watch,.. So much for 'discipline',.. Lets see them 'moer' each other like back in the 90's,.. The 'peaceful' tribes that they are,..

by See the day,.. on February 24 2012, 14:05
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@green room
what an ignoramus you are. Why you wish to demonstrate it to the extent that you do is beyond me. Maybe that is the way of many SA whites? I have no truck with the way the ANC is governing; but the way your prejudices come dripping out when you discuss . .more

by john kalala on February 24 2012, 17:31
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@Benjamin@sine
Don't confuse common sense with streetwiseness. Zuma is streetwise because he is OG . He will deal with Malema and the youth league because he has learned to engage his enemies. That however does not make him noble or noteworthy. He is a thug , just like . .more

by Boerseun on February 24 2012, 17:34
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We're all from Africa
Ah, the ole “out of Africa” hypothesis.

Why is that hypothesis only used to benefit Blacks in White countries outside Africa?

In America & Europe, we’re told “we’re all from Africa” so we have to set aside our ethnic interests to not . .more

by John on February 24 2012, 17:37
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Mzukisi Gaba Western Cape on February 24 2012, 09:26
Exactly!

by Brett on February 24 2012, 20:57
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savethechildren@operamail.com
White countries are being flooded by non-whites. We are told to be

TOLERANT. We are forced to integrate. With assimilation we see the

extinction of one race only, the white race.

Its not funny, not comedy, its white genocide

by george wells on February 25 2012, 03:59
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Murder at the Quatro camps, Angola.


J kalala and all the other anc criminals... go to link and see what theBastards that are ruining RSA did to their own. Savages... inbred.

http://mbokodo-quatro-uncensored.co.nr/

by Zincstop. on February 25 2012, 19:39
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