Prove that Zille's bakkie was full of bricks - Mmusi Maimane

Mmusi Maimane
22 June 2012

DA national spokesperson says COSATU's allegations are nonsensical

DA is not intimidated by COSATU lies

The Democratic Alliance (DA) challenges COSATU to prove the claims that "Helen Zille's... bakkie was full of bricks" and that the march to COSATU house was an "orchestrated attack" (see Sowetan report). 

The DA recognises this nonsense for what it really is:  an empty threat to intimidate the DA into halting the criminal action we have already initiated against COSATU. 

The DA organised a peaceful march to advocate for a policy that can help 423 000 young people in three years.  We exercised our democratic right to stand up for what we believe in. COSATU met us with violence because they have no defensible argument against the implementation of the youth wage subsidy. 

Those are the facts and that is why we have laid charges. If COSATU has such proof, why have they not laid charges and why have they not brought it forward? 

I call on COSATU to bring this proof to light. Until then, these are just sad, desperate attempts to intimidate the DA. We will not be deterred by these lies and will continue to seek justice for our injured members. 

Statement issued by Mmusi Maimane, DA National Spokesperson, June 22 2012

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Cosatu's proof
....what a useful and creative tool is photoshop!

by anon on June 22 2012, 22:12
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the Nazi era
Hitler had no scruples when it came to dressing up some poor Geman idiots in Checky uniforms and getting them to blow up some Geman assets. O course the poor fools were shot and killed on the German side of the border and their Checky-clad bodies put on . .more

by Plutarch on June 22 2012, 23:20
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Some lies are simply too implausible ...
COSATU must still learn that some lies are so implausible that only the mentally challenged will believe them. What is useful about these lies is what they tell us about COSATU (and the ANC) -- they are terrified of the coming day of reckoning. Their lies . .more

by Sam Sly on June 23 2012, 17:27
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Zille sue the pants off Vavi
The fat cat Union leader doesnt deserve the 30 mill cosatu house.

by Jzee on June 24 2012, 05:03
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on my God....
I'm no fan of the DA but this, really, is ridiculous behaviour on the part of COSATU that does them no credit whatsoever....

by S on June 24 2012, 14:53
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Bakkies full of bricks
Wow, what next, weapons of mass destruction?

COSATU are a bunch of jingoistic dinosaurs. They are on the brink of extinction.

by James Bell on June 25 2012, 12:20
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Take Mmusi Maimane to court on a charge of calumny.

This compulsive lying must be stopped once and for all.

by Ivan on June 25 2012, 16:53
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Shame Cosatu Please allow Zille to bring some bricks from the W Cape to your area to build up what you are destroying Remember bricks are meant to build houses for the needy not to be used as ammo Helen next time you go there again please explain that you . .more

by @PC on June 25 2012, 19:40
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