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By Sapa | 2014-08-20 06:51:10.0 | COMMENTS [ 219 ]

Attacking Beeld editor Adriaan Basson will not make the scandal on the security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's private home go away, the DA said on Tuesday.

"The hysterical response to Basson's opinion piece highlights the ANC's insecurity and inability to rationally explain the lavish upgrades to the president's private home," Democratic Alliance spokesman Marius Redelinghuys said in a statement.

"The free and independent media is a watchdog against government abuse, not a lapdog that protects it from scrutiny."

The African National Congress on Tuesday accused Basson of campaigning to get rid of Zuma.

In his column on, which originally appeared in Beeld titled "How do we get rid of President Jacob Zuma?", Basson said the country needed a new leader and that Zuma could not stay on as president for much longer.

He believed Zuma was not that leader and this was evident in his response to Parliament to reports on the R246 million security upgrades to his private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.

Basson replied to the ANC saying his column spoke for itself.

"This was not an 'intended call-to-arms' against President Zuma, but the articulation of widely held discussions by people inside and outside of the ANC who are increasingly agitated by President Zuma's failure of leadership."

ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa accused Basson of resorting to "blatant lies" about Zuma regarding Nkandla.

He said Public Protector Thuli Madonsela found that Zuma had not used state funds to build his private residence.

Redelinghuys accused the ANC of attacking freedom of expression and the media to divert public attention from Nkandla.

"The ANC must focus its attacks on the scourge of corruption, maladministration and abuse of power, and let the free and independent media play its rightful role in supporting, advancing and promoting democracy," he said.

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Current ANC is a mess,even ANC veterans says the same..

2014-08-20 07:03:24.0 | 2 replies


you let your vote do the talking...its called DEMOCRACY and I embrace that. As far as I know ANC vets supported Zuma and the "current ANC" during the elections. ANC vets has never said anything about Hlaudi, they have never said anything about Marikana and they have never said anything about Nkandla, "Dr" pallo Jordan and the landing of guptas. So my friend maybe the ANC vets have been whispering to you only, we haven't heard anything from them.

2014-08-20 09:28:10.0 | 1 replies



2014-08-20 11:58:41.0 | 0 replies


Bunyu. You are having serious nightmares uyazi? Stop your wishful dreams ntate.

2014-08-20 09:30:52.0 | 1 replies


Heitada magents what do you think of Bruce "Plane Guard" Koloane's promotion to ambassador.?????

2014-08-20 10:16:16.0 | 1 replies


Brilliant decision. That's why we always say "IN ANC WE TRUST"

2014-08-20 10:35:36.0 | 1 replies


I am glad you are happy. But why reward someone who brings your party into disrepute. Unless they were following Number 1s orders?? get my drift.

2014-08-20 10:59:25.0 | 0 replies


So what if what is RIGHT is an attempt to campaign to oust Zuma?! This sort of misdirection has become a standard (Absolutely pointless and meaningless)comment that ANC appatchiks churn out in their baseless attempts to defend untenable positions.

2014-08-20 07:21:59.0 | 1 replies


Do you mind explaining what an untenable position is....

2014-08-20 08:57:39.0 | 1 replies


Look it up if you don't know the meaning. In this context the ANC's position is untenable.

2014-08-20 09:01:09.0 | 1 replies


Don't play with semantics RobinX.. Initially you said untenable position, now you say ANC's position is untenable. Give us your meaning of ANC's position is untenable....

2014-08-20 09:07:43.0 | 2 replies


adjective : (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.

FFS dude! You are on the internet! It isn't that damn hard to find the definition!

2014-08-20 09:12:08.0 | 1 replies


You have answered yourself quite well. Now you can back to sleep, wake up after the next national elections because the ATTACKS & OBJECTIONS are themselves not going to be sustainable against the ANC.

2014-08-20 09:18:52.0 | 2 replies


Your loyalty, though admirable, is absurd.

2014-08-20 09:31:16.0 | 1 replies


At least I don't hide my loyalty. And I do not lambast those against my loyalty

2014-08-20 09:37:44.0 | 0 replies


I didn't 'answer myself', I gave you the definition because you are either too lazy or too ignorant to find it yourself!

2014-08-20 10:06:35.0 | 0 replies


Ag f u k man, work it out. It's not semantics. It's simple. The ANC's position regarding Nkandla is untenable and thus it follows that the positions of their apparatchiks is untenable. 2 plus 2 = 4.

2014-08-20 09:30:37.0 | 1 replies


RobinX-- You are playng too much with words, and words are very scares. Now you say Nkandla is untenable, didn't you say ANC's position is untenable? You are confused, you don't know what you talking about. Kopa Askies!!!!

2014-08-20 09:34:52.0 | 1 replies


Oh God man, I can't teach you to think. What must I use other than words, you skaap? The ANC's position regarding Nkandla is untenable gor God's sake. Sadly I can't draw you little pictures here. It's really hard to try and explain something so very simple to someone so utterly devoid of reason. Oh by the way, which words are "scares"?

2014-08-20 09:47:04.0 | 1 replies


RobinX-- do yourself a favour. Don't ever be called to a witness box. You will be pieced and defeated from your own testimony. Read you first comment and tell me if it is the same as your very last one. You are inconsistent, and that is disastrous in a witness box. Leave it there before you embarrass your self further.

2014-08-20 10:06:13.0 | 2 replies


Morathata - Your ignorance is embarrassing my dear. Article about JZ, and you are going on about Mandela.

2014-08-20 10:15:52.0 | 0 replies


Whatever. I give up. One can only help those who actually want to be helped. You may now go back and kiss Quickzip's boots again. I'll be ignoring you from now on. One simply can't reason with someone so comfortable with their ignorance. I truly hope you don't have children, as children need to be educated, not dumbed down.

2014-08-20 10:21:44.0 | 0 replies


The ANC needs to get to the madiba quality ANC again, this thief ridden corruption ridden rogue ridden ANC costs the people 30 000 000 per year that's why there is no improvement in the lives of the voters only the connecteds and the cadres. The ANC fat cats are trying to protect their position or they just don't care

2014-08-20 07:26:23.0 | 3 replies


staalin - Ur missing 3 zero's :P

2014-08-20 07:58:54.0 | 0 replies


Staalin--- What is your point. What is the Madiba quality? During Madiba, parties like DA campaigned on a slogan called FIGHT BACK.. Do you remember that???

2014-08-20 08:59:26.0 | 3 replies


Morathata - Nope. "Fight back" was during JZ's 1st term. How short term is your memory?

2014-08-20 09:45:30.0 | 1 replies


Fight back was brought by Tony Leon, Sinner. Maybe you have just realised that there are politics in SA during ZUMA and these old campaigning slogans are not known by you. It was Tony. Furthermore, what were you fighting back for, because ZUMA was not yet a president, as you say...

2014-08-20 10:09:23.0 | 1 replies


Morathata - Fight back was launched during JZ's 1st term campaign. JZ was facing rape and corruption charges, hence the campaign. How short term is your memory? Please morathana your ignorance is shocking.

2014-08-20 10:14:41.0 | 0 replies


Morathata - If you cant even get basic facts correct, then its pretty obvious why you support JZ. You are ignorant, that is why.

2014-08-20 09:58:05.0 | 1 replies


And what's worse, DETERMINEDLY IGNORANT. It's as though he is proud of it. What a jerk!

2014-08-20 10:22:51.0 | 0 replies


Madiba a respected leader throughout the world, with people following his example. Now we have a singing dancing looting r@ping clown. What kind of example, certainly does not command the respect Madiba did. Even mugabi thinks zuma is a clown, zambias presidant laughing at zuma telling him he can be glad he has whites running his economy for him. Zuma upsetting neighbour countries with clown insults about their roads etc. Madiba would never do stupid rubbish like jz.

2014-08-20 11:02:35.0 | 0 replies


staalin - you have to be a preschool drop out foreigner not to include a Capital Letter on Madiba...As for you figure its says a lot, we use Rands in SA I don't know what do you use in Siberia. Support your figures with facts not dirty thumb sucking. We are forever seeing the improvements on the lives of the people every year thanks to the ANC.

2014-08-20 09:37:27.0 | 1 replies


Rubels standard Russian currency. As for the figures "eaten by the jz goat herd, as they eat the new growth from the peoples garden" this has been increasing every year the auditor general finds indications we also have examples of eating like nkandla, but the figure changes depending on how you look at it. The amount eaten by the arms deal runs into billions OF RANDS. So please supply the correct numbers being eaten by the ANC goats since you indicate that you know the exact figures. The eating from our garden started and has got out of hand since the first goat, now we have a whole herd of goats all eating. Each new deployee a goat look at recent examples Hlaudi Pansi and all the other new examples

2014-08-20 11:14:03.0 | 0 replies


Never make a goat your gardener.......

2014-08-20 07:33:16.0 | 0 replies


Good morning...! @staalin. I have heard numerous times people attacking Mandela as a sell out to whites, which I couldn't understand after so much he has done for Africa as a whole (mostly South Africa). And I totally agree with you Madiba fought for our freedom and we've got it, instead of us moving forward and making sure that it stays intact, we go back and give power to the capitalists like Jacob Zuma and his entourage, Julius Malema and his sick mind

2014-08-20 08:05:21.0 | 2 replies


O go bolaile Pitso.SAFA.CCMA ka CIC ya gage Julius Malema.

2014-08-20 08:14:45.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-20 09:25:53.0 | 0 replies


Montlenyane--- give us an incident that proves that Madiba fought for us. As far as I can remember Mandela was in jail for 27 yrs. How does a person in jail fight for you whilst incarcerated? Madiba name was used by fighters like ZUMA, who were in Umkhonto before been arrested himself.

2014-08-20 09:02:14.0 | 2 replies


And why was he imprisoned, oh brilliant one? Are you seriously that challenged, or has the spoonfeeding by Quickzip just been very effective? Best get back in his pants and suck that thing some more before you fall out of favour.

2014-08-20 09:33:47.0 | 1 replies


RobinX-- why was ZUMA jailed, why was Motlanthe jailed, why was Sobukwe jailed, why was Biko jailed, why was ....... jailed. (Put a name on the dots and you will find out why anti apartheid heroes were jailed...

2014-08-20 09:42:28.0 | 2 replies


Morathata - Did you know that a third of the ANC NEC are all convicted criminals? Did you know that they got their convictions AFTER apartheid?

2014-08-20 09:46:21.0 | 1 replies


Out of 200 NEC member it means 66 are convicted criminals according to your false statement Sinner. There is enough space on this blog, just name them and we will make sure they get removed from office. Remember you talk about convicted people.

2014-08-20 10:19:15.0 | 3 replies


Morathata - Bhengu, Ruth / Booi, Mnyamezeli / Dlamini, Bathabile / Dlulane, Beauty / Molebatsi, Angelina / Sosibo, Elsie Jabu / Thompson, Barbara -> These 7 alone have cost South Africa R12 million for travelgate scams. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela / Tony Yengeni / Bathabile Dlamini / Enoch Godongwana / Jackson Mthembu / Ndleleni Duma / Blade Nzimande / Billy Masetlha / Thaba Mufamadi / Jessie Duarte / Baleka Mbete / Malusi Gigaba / Siphiwe Nyanda / Ncumisa Kondlo / Mathole Motshekga / Joyce Mashamba / Sankie Mthembi-Mahanyele / Ayanda Dlodlo - all found guilty for charges ranging from housing scams, to fraud and theft, arms deal bribes, murder, racketeering, money laundering, to drunk driving to kidnapping.

2014-08-20 10:29:27.0 | 0 replies


Morathata - All criminally convicted. Of course, you are so ignorant, I would not even expect you to recall the travelgate corrupt cadres. So there you go, please remove these scuuumbags from office.

2014-08-20 10:30:20.0 | 0 replies


@Morathata I did not see your reply to the names posted by YtieduniS - you said name them and we will go remove that where you went?

2014-08-20 12:06:33.0 | 0 replies


BECAUSE HE DID THINGS YOU MORON? Try basic reason when trying to debate. It can really help.

2014-08-20 09:48:27.0 | 0 replies


What was/ is the role of Umkhonto in the liberation of South Africa, people who remained in the country are the one who were fighting fire with fire. That is one reason why i will never respect Umkhonto they did nothing to our liberation, we were beaten and harrased everyday while they are on holiday and now they claim to have fought for us aggg man!! F** this people

2014-08-20 11:12:22.0 | 2 replies


Jeez. Shows how utterly clueless you are. Have you never heard of the bush war that raged for ages before the urban unrest started. Ever heard of the war in Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique? DO SOME BLOODY RESEARCH YOU IGBNORANT MORON!

2014-08-20 11:30:38.0 | 1 replies


Sorry, "IGNORANT". In my annoyance my fingers rushed ahead of my brain.

2014-08-20 11:31:21.0 | 0 replies


Up until right near the end, MK were simply mercenaries in the rest of Africa. It was PAC who were doing the fighting and UDF putting the pressure. It was a rather nifty little piece of hijacking of the whole 'liberation'.

2014-08-20 14:38:06.0 | 0 replies


I find it very sad that our country has devolved into name calling instead of debate. Gone are the days when what he SAID is debated. Now, if you are white, you are 'racist' and, if you are black, you are a 'puppet' or a 'coconut' or a 'teagirl'.

2014-08-20 08:07:34.0 | 1 replies


I thought you will mention something like DAs hatred on black man on otherside defending a white journalist, interesting hey

2014-08-20 08:46:24.0 | 2 replies


DA is defending freedom of speeech, not white journalist..Dandahead

2014-08-20 08:52:02.0 | 3 replies


Oooh are you a DA voter, intersting with your PP

2014-08-20 09:01:33.0 | 1 replies


Not a DA i'm South African, who voted for ANC previous Elections except this year ones...Let truth be told..IF something is out of way let it be treated as such....Zimbabweans are suffering b'cause they keep on voting for Mugabe due to loyalty...not facing reality

2014-08-20 09:27:14.0 | 1 replies


So your alternative is DA

2014-08-20 09:40:07.0 | 2 replies


Hell no....i rather spoil my vote

2014-08-20 09:58:10.0 | 0 replies


Dandaza I have seen better debaters than you in the Shebeen at 4 in the morning. Kyk hier fool ;if someone talks the truth does it matter what T shirt he is wearing when he says it. Yehudi Menhuin!!! maar you are short of thinking skills.

2014-08-20 10:25:51.0 | 0 replies


No Bunyulawe.. DA gets into the picture because there is ZUMA name in all this. Even if you will write that ZUMA has farted, DA will most deffinately hijack your comment. ZUMA is enemy number 1 in DA

2014-08-20 09:04:49.0 | 3 replies


But is it lies or true, Zuma or not Zuma, if something is wrong must be marked as wrong...IF a student get question 1 wrong, does it mean Question 2 must be marked correct cause is the same student?...Zuma is a failure and he must be protect by no one...cause is it's not gonna change a fact

2014-08-20 09:31:44.0 | 1 replies


Whatever you are trying to put forward to support your weak argument, you are still not making any sense. Please resign your "opinion".

2014-08-20 10:11:25.0 | 2 replies


Jiggipoop You are out of order. Bunylawe is the one making sense since he is speaking on the topic of PRINCIPLE. You on the other hand simply make statements with no substance.

2014-08-20 10:29:58.0 | 1 replies


ok bonker. you know me and you we do not "debate"

2014-08-20 10:37:28.0 | 2 replies


"you we do not debate" ??????

2014-08-20 10:53:49.0 | 0 replies


Of course Mjigster we debate. Its just that I keep winning

2014-08-20 11:14:04.0 | 0 replies


@mgwijikhwebu...Lol, learn to read, analyze and repond...doesn't mean that those who differ with Zuma or who dn't support his corruption behaviour are stupid

2014-08-20 10:51:47.0 | 0 replies


Because unfortunately he has farted all over the country so much we are dying from the toxic fumes.

2014-08-20 09:34:40.0 | 0 replies


Morathata - Zuma is enemy #1 to South Africa.

2014-08-20 09:46:59.0 | 1 replies


Then why is SA not removing him from office??? That will be easy, won't it?

2014-08-20 10:21:59.0 | 2 replies


Morathata - We have tried to years. And were close now, just waiting for the judge to rule on the spytapes, then we can remove this corrupt fat f***, and drag all his sheeple through dirty streets wearing nothing but their underwear.

2014-08-20 10:23:18.0 | 0 replies


Sadly not, as there are still too many proud ignoramuses determined not to improve themselves or their country running around free.

2014-08-20 10:24:15.0 | 0 replies


Bunyu. You are just an apologist for your master, and you suffer from a kitchen nig'ga mentality. The DA is only entering the fray since this Basson th'ug, and the rest of the SA white media represents everything that is anti-Zuma and anti-ANC. You and your like minded white media should know that freedom comes with responsibility and it also has limits. It bog'gles my mind how one can condone the editor's call for the removal of the sitting state president. If that is not tantamous to treason, then I might be missing the missing of the word treason. In SA, an editor wakes up and makes such a treacherous call knowing there will be no repurcussions. Curtesy of the same ANC leaders that are being bashed and ridiculed by this partisan and hating media. The SA white media is getting bolder by day, they are on the offensive against black leadership, particularly the ANC which they have never forgiven for taking away "their" political power. Zuma is used as a pawn. Come 2019, we will have another ANC leader at the helm of SA, but the media will not change its tone. Watch this space.

2014-08-20 09:18:33.0 | 3 replies


You may want to look up the definition of 'treason'.

2014-08-20 09:29:28.0 | 0 replies


Let the truth be told...Zuma is failure,even if protected by ANC that will not change the fact

2014-08-20 09:33:06.0 | 2 replies


That's your opinion. Let's leave it at that.

2014-08-20 09:41:13.0 | 2 replies


Mgwijikhwebu - F*** no, jacob is a huge monumental FAILURE. The dude has managed in 4 years to take our country backwards. If you dont see this, you are a f***ing idjit.

2014-08-20 09:57:19.0 | 1 replies


Zuma and the ANC government have done very well under the circumstances. Give others with better and reasonable opinions space to comment.You are just waste of valuable space here.

2014-08-20 10:04:56.0 | 1 replies


Mgwijikhwebu - They have failed dude. Hundreds of thousands of jobs lost. Sliding economy. Education failures, healthcare failures. Please, stop suuucking on JZ's c**k. Your ANC and Zuma has failed. You are just wasting valuable space here.

2014-08-20 10:09:05.0 | 0 replies


Zuma failed, only those who received RDp houses and who gets children social grants like MGWIJIKHWEBU will see as if he is doing a good job

2014-08-20 10:55:49.0 | 0 replies


Bunyu.. How do you measure a failure. If 60% of the voters say ZUMA be the president and 40% says no. Do you still regard 60% wrong?

2014-08-20 09:46:37.0 | 2 replies


Morathata - Do you base performance of our government on election results? I base it on unemployment, education etc. You know IMPORTANT things.

2014-08-20 09:47:53.0 | 0 replies


That's loyalty, people are voting for ANC, not Zuma, as ANC legends like Joel Natshitenzhe said, lets vote ANC irrespective of the failing leaders we are having

2014-08-20 10:57:41.0 | 0 replies


Morats if the majority of the class answers a test question incorrectly does it mean that their answer were actually right because of their numbers.

2014-08-20 10:35:57.0 | 0 replies


You see, this is EXACTLY the response that distresses me. Not a single word about WHAT was said but only about the colour of the skin that said it. Not even a vague attempt to address the issue. If Malema said the exact same thing that this editor said (and he has on a number of occasions), he would be called names. If Tutu said the same thing this editor said (and he has), he is called names. Always with the names and race and never with the ISSUE.

2014-08-20 08:53:11.0 | 0 replies


Tjo this headline misled me, I thought someone from ANC gave Basson some hiding. Anyway who is he to run around naked telling people that JZ should be removed. He didn't vote for ANC anyway, why does he care. Only ANC can decide the fate of JZ and not some mickey mouse parties and attention seekers.

2014-08-20 08:09:57.0 | 4 replies


" run around naked " WTF??!! Where do you get that from. ANd of course he cares, moron. He is the editor of a major newspaper, and more particularly because we are stuck with a useless thieving leader many of us did NOT vote for. You should experiment with actual reason and logic sometime. You may find it rewarding. Unless you actually enjoy being told what to think.

2014-08-20 08:21:53.0 | 1 replies


Robin X - Old-man I didn't mean to raise your BP and I am indemnifying myself should you die of heart attack. The fact remain, go and complain where to throw your vote to and leave us in peace. Any matter relating to ANC, the party will deal with it.

2014-08-20 08:37:29.0 | 1 replies


BP is just fine and with respect you don't have what it takes to affect it in any way. Forgive me for being amused by your absurd remark "the party will deal with it" as we all know they will, but that the way it is dealt with will seldom benefit the country. Leave you in peace? HA HA HA. Not a chance while your party continues to ride roughshod over every pillar of democracy we still have standing.

2014-08-20 08:49:00.0 | 0 replies


you do not need to be 'pro ANC' to care for the country. if Zuma was just dragging the ANC down, it would be none of his business. however he is dragging the whole country down

2014-08-20 08:52:34.0 | 2 replies


THE ANC must then remove him, or am I wrong eisenherz

2014-08-20 09:14:19.0 | 2 replies


Morathata - Good point, leave that to ANC to decide.

2014-08-20 09:32:33.0 | 0 replies


Morathata - Its not just the ANC that can remove him. Once we get the spytapes, we will remove him with the help of the law.

2014-08-20 09:56:28.0 | 1 replies


Now is the spy tapes, it not Nkandla anylonger??? DA is trying all the tricks in the book. Now let me ask you. Let's say ANC decides to remove Zuma as president, will the DA support the next president???? e.g. Ramaphosa.

2014-08-20 10:25:13.0 | 2 replies


Morathata - Nkandla is still important. The important thing this week is spytapes, next week it will be nkandla in parliament. Your president has multiple scandals running my dear. Still cannot believe that you would consider a criminal, someone with so many scandals, a good leader.

2014-08-20 10:32:33.0 | 0 replies


Morathata - I do not know. At least cyril doesnt have rape, nkandla, 600+ corruption charges over his head, nepotism and arsmdeal corruption.

2014-08-20 10:33:31.0 | 0 replies


Eisenherz - We voted for ANC with Zuma having those charges and you voted DA. So for you to say Zuma must step down because of Nkandla is laughable.

2014-08-20 09:31:04.0 | 2 replies


@Sew why would you vote for someone like Zuma? He has no education, he slept with his best friends daughter who has aids and did not wear protection, he has stolen millions and hung the blame on Shabir, he believes himself a king and not a president......why would you vote for him? Please tell me.....

2014-08-20 10:27:55.0 | 0 replies


People that knowingly vote for a corrupt thief are the laughable ones, my outjie.

2014-08-20 11:33:20.0 | 0 replies


Zuma is the president of the whole COUNTRY. If this only affected the ANC, we wouldn't give a damn. It doesn't. Zuma took a vow to serve the whole of South Africa, he didn't swear to only be accountable to the ANC. Your ANC got 11 million votes. There are over 50 million people living here. Zuma is accountable to 50 million people, not only 11 million!

2014-08-20 08:56:13.0 | 1 replies


MommaC.. I hope you voted in MAy this year. Do you remember who you voted for, A PARTY-- NOT A PERSON. This means, you can't remove ZUMA, you must remove A party= the ANC... Free education neh

2014-08-20 09:13:35.0 | 1 replies


Nope. I voted for Holomisa. I did not vote for a party, I voted for a person who I thought best represents my interests. I don't vote for piecrust promises and pieces of paper which are meaningless. If the ANC came even close to living up to their manifesto, I would probably think of voting for them but I will not put my X next to the face of someone I have no respect for.

2014-08-20 09:16:35.0 | 2 replies


You were probably asleep when you cast your vote. You voted for UDM,then Holomisa chose himself to be your representative. No democracy there. Sour grapes should be over now, enjoy the sweet democracy brought to you by the ANC OR step aside...

2014-08-20 09:24:28.0 | 1 replies


No. I voted for Holomisa. If the UDM had Zuma as their presidential candidate, I would not have voted UDM at all. Which part of that do you not understand?

Democracy was NOT brought to me by the ANC. The people of our country brought us democracy. This lie that ONLY the ANC ever fought against apartheid is disgusting. Whilst the ANC was sitting overseas, it was the people of this country who stood in teargas and rubber bullets.

2014-08-20 09:32:38.0 | 1 replies


The person that told you that ANC was only sitting overseas has mislead you. ANC was in exile (Remembers Mbeki) was in jail (remember Mandela) AND was inland (remember McBride and the bombing in Northern Transvaal). ANC was also in the former homelands (Remember Holomisa in Transkei, remember Malebane Metsing in Bophuthatswana.

2014-08-20 09:55:31.0 | 1 replies


Really? That is a very interesting twisting of facts.

2014-08-20 10:08:21.0 | 1 replies


where were they , blahblablahblahblhala, teach us where were they

2014-08-20 11:14:53.0 | 1 replies


Buy a book and get some remedial reading lessons

2014-08-20 14:09:13.0 | 0 replies


MommaC - Then go with your bag of problems to Holomisa and leave my president alone.

2014-08-20 09:36:20.0 | 2 replies


OH FFS! Which part of 'Zuma is the president of the whole of South Africa' do you not understand? Zuma is NOT 'your' president, he is 'our' president. He took a vow to serve the WHOLE of South Africa.

Geezus! What is wrong with these ANC sycophants? Can they not grasp the very basics of democracy? They should all go live with their stupid 'kings' and leave grown ups to run the damn country!

2014-08-20 09:46:19.0 | 1 replies


Not many braincells to go around between these two parrots.

2014-08-20 09:50:03.0 | 0 replies


Sew - F*** your criminal. I mean president. The fat f*** is a lying, corrupt scuuumbag. Not my president.

2014-08-20 09:48:44.0 | 0 replies


Basson is abusing his power as a newspaper editor. Are journalists not supposed to be apolitical and always objective? Beeld, as a whole, has joined forces with parties like DA, who have tried all constitutional avenues to remove ZUMA from office. They failed dismally. AND bassoon and his cronies will fail too....

2014-08-20 09:11:54.0 | 3 replies


There is a difference between an opinion piece and a journalist article. Believe it or not, journalists are allowed to have opinions.

2014-08-20 09:14:00.0 | 1 replies


We all know editors are allowed to have opinions. But abusing such positions of responsibility and the space they are given for narrow political and partisan views is irresponsible and makes the image of our media a mockery.

2014-08-20 09:22:31.0 | 2 replies


My leader correct me if Im wrong under TM the media knew its territory there was no such a thing like this anarchy we see.At some stage TM was called BJ Vorster the way he place the media in its place. When Zuma came he wanted to be loved by whites and media not knowing South Africans dont believe in what we call democracy they believe in oppression specifically whites, you dont have to give them too much liberty. Zuma has to blame himself by means of giving too much space to much space , squeeze the space you will have your way in SA

2014-08-20 09:35:41.0 | 2 replies


I agree partially with your opinion. On the other hand, the ANC under Zuma's leadership tried to make our media more responsible by calling for the introduction of Media's Tribunal. That was immediately after Polokwane. But as the time went, leading to the 2012 National General Council (NGC), a wedge started to form due to factionalism that was taking root within the Zuma campaign and the movement in general. Consequently, the idea of establishing the tribunal was eventually abandoned. As expected, the SA media also did a sterling job in campaigning against it. In the end they managed to sway a sigibnificant number of senior and influential ANC leaders, particularly the ABZ or Motlanthe camp at the time. Sadly, they won in the end. So I think Zuma tried his best to bring sanity and contain our lo'ose, unpatriotic and partisan media, but lost the battle.

2014-08-20 09:54:38.0 | 3 replies


Mgwijikhwebu - The media didnt sway the media tribual. Public opinion did. Or have you forgotten about the thousands of protests against the media tribunal? In the end, the ANC realised that the people wount stand for the ANC eroding our freedoms. Which is why they scrapped it. Not your bulls**t reasons.

2014-08-20 10:21:22.0 | 0 replies


Mgwijikhwebu - The media is just doing their jobs. The ANC and its supporters are upset that the media is exposing the corruption and incompetence of the ruling party. Let me remind you again brah, you can either be patriotic to the ANC, and patriotic to South Africa. Not both.

2014-08-20 10:22:16.0 | 0 replies


@Dandan & Mgwijikhwebu you two are crying out to live under a king or a chief, you love the idea of someone higher and mightier than you dealing death and wealth to you as they see want to live in a kraal with a king. This is not the way of the world anymore.....the government should be 100% accountable to the people, the ANC and Zuma is corrupt stealing billions of Rands for their own personal gain - strangely enough you applaud this as their right because you see them as your kings and you their subjects.

2014-08-20 10:25:16.0 | 1 replies


Stop shooting from the hip and introducing irrelevant topics Mr. drunken master. Who the hell spoke about chiefs and kings here? What a wate of my time by this hopeless loser.

2014-08-20 10:42:09.0 | 1 replies


You did you are asking for someone to control your very existence and do as they please while you bow down to them...

2014-08-20 10:59:37.0 | 0 replies


Dandan - "When Zuma came he wanted to be loved by whites and media not knowing South Africans dont believe in what we call democracy they believe in oppression specifically whites" - LOL, so not supporting a lying, corrupt scuuumbag is oppression? Listen duuumb@ss, please stop playing the eternal victim. And elect PROPER leaders next time. Not a chance in hell I can support this scuuumbag. Not sure why you support him? Only rapists could support this man.

2014-08-20 09:55:34.0 | 1 replies


Thats what Im saying not even TM wanted to be buddy buddy with the so called white south africans , and evrything was in order by then not this freedom ZUma gave you

2014-08-20 10:09:48.0 | 1 replies


Dandan - Jacob didnt give us any freedom. He has been taking our freedoms away. Thabo was not k1cked out by the media, he was k1cked out by the ANC. Its funny how you cant recall any of the propaganda julius and the ANC f***'s were saying about thabo at the time. Your ignorance is not shocking :P

2014-08-20 10:13:04.0 | 1 replies


get the story correct I say under TM whites were very discipline, when Zuma tried to be sympathetic with you , started to throw some sh!t at him, if then you were happy under TM why did you likened him to BJ Vorster. Zuma extended too much arm to you white people, I dont know what is that he was trying to impress which was emphasised by running him like a small boy to the queen of England

2014-08-20 10:37:24.0 | 2 replies


Get lost with your sick racist sh!t man, and try and employ reasoning for a change.

2014-08-20 10:56:25.0 | 0 replies


Get your story correct, Desperate Dan. Under Mbeki, there was less scandals to report on!

2014-08-20 11:17:42.0 | 1 replies


Kwakwakwaaaa certainly agree with me isnt , because TM knew how to put media on its position , reread my blogs what Im trying to say

2014-08-20 11:32:16.0 | 1 replies


Try writing in a manner that doesn't require us all to see what you are 'trying to say'. The crystal ball is still in for repairs so it is very difficult to figure out what the hell you are on about.

2014-08-20 11:58:37.0 | 0 replies


Provided that the news articles are unbiased and fair, there is no problem with the editor having an opinion. I get more angry at the tabloid reporting of news than I do at the opinion pieces. Most of the newspapers have a pretty balanced diversity of opinion pieces (you will get DA and Cosatu or Afriforum and EFF writing in the same paper). The balance is the key, not shutting people up because you don't like their opinion.

2014-08-20 09:50:02.0 | 1 replies


This Basson opinion is the staff of Tabloids anyway.

2014-08-20 09:56:19.0 | 1 replies


No. It is his opinion. If he wrote an article which exaggerated the negative facts and was full of innuendo or falsehoods, it would be tabloid reporting. Nowhere did he claim that he was bitten by a Tokolosh wearing a green hat and singing Nkandla Style

2014-08-20 10:10:23.0 | 1 replies


LOL. You people can be real clowns and comedians at times. That's what makes this country so beautiful and interesting to the outsiders anyway.

2014-08-20 10:15:23.0 | 3 replies


Mgwijikhwebu - Unfortunately its the ANC that keeps your brothers and sisters poor and uneducated.

2014-08-20 10:31:10.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-20 10:45:02.0 | 0 replies


We have to laugh to stop ourselves from crying.
Doesn't change the fact that an opinion piece is not a news article and everyone is entitled to have an opinion

2014-08-20 10:32:34.0 | 1 replies


Ok MommaC. I get your point. In the end I always agree with you. Have you noticed that? If not, it will be sad indeed. But certainly not that mampara called Sinudeity.

2014-08-20 10:44:33.0 | 0 replies


Not half as funny as those who can't spell "stuff"..... "staff of tabloids" Now THAT is comedy!

2014-08-20 10:57:52.0 | 0 replies


HA HA HA HA HA So you do know what democracy means don't you. It's not where one simply swallows the sh!t crooked leaders force on one. One is permitted opinions, and thank God there are still a few people around who are able to form their own, rather than just follow some fat sex-fiend.

2014-08-20 09:37:27.0 | 0 replies


Morathata - Google the word "OPINION".

2014-08-20 09:49:01.0 | 0 replies


I think this Nkandla story is tired now, JZ resign now and avoid more embarrassment

2014-08-20 08:14:38.0 | 3 replies


He wont resign, unekhanda elilikhuni kabi umalume ka s cold.

2014-08-20 08:47:46.0 | 0 replies


He will never resign, he is more of Mugabe..

2014-08-20 08:53:26.0 | 0 replies


You are right, it's a tired story and has become a bore. The white media did not vote for Zuma, neither did his detractors and haters. In short, Msholozi is going nowhere, until the ANC decides otherwise. The ANC has survived for 102 years, Had it been a fo'olish organisations, they would not have survived for this long. The ANC has also never been run based on the opinions and wishes of the media. Once again, forget my sister, Nxamalala will be in your face until 2019. How about that for the truth right in your face?

2014-08-20 09:27:11.0 | 1 replies


Mgwijikhwebu - Until we get the spytapes, then we force the man out, and throw him in jail. Where him and julius will spend the rest of their days.

2014-08-20 10:04:42.0 | 1 replies


LOL. You are such a desperate loser.

2014-08-20 10:06:35.0 | 1 replies


Mgwijikhwebu - The judge disagrees with you. The ANC's appeal for the spytapes has been weak. End of this week, hopefully the spytapes will be in public hands. JZ will have his 600 corruption charges reinstated, and we can impeach the fat f***.

2014-08-20 10:10:21.0 | 0 replies


Don't worry Mr Kodwa, SAfricans know who is actually guilty of "blatant lies".

2014-08-20 08:19:46.0 | 0 replies


ANC is very petty

2014-08-20 08:24:13.0 | 0 replies


Robinx Basson

2014-08-20 08:26:41.0 | 2 replies


Very bright. What a prick you are.

2014-08-20 08:31:03.0 | 0 replies



2014-08-20 12:00:05.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-20 14:52:05.0 | 1 replies


HA HA HA HA HA guys are re.....wait for it....tards

2014-08-20 14:52:40.0 | 0 replies