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Attacking editor won't make Nkandla disappear: DA

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 news24.com, 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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Bunyulawe

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

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

Mapholobakay1

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

s.cold

TRUE THAT,,ABAVOTELE ABAMTHEMBAYO

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

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

BOKKER

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

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

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

BOKKER

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

RobinX

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

Morathata

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

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

RobinX

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

Morathata

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

MommaC

untenable
ʌnˈtɛnəb(ə)l
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

Morathata

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

RobinX

Your loyalty, though admirable, is absurd.

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

Morathata

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

MommaC

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

RobinX

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

Morathata

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

RobinX

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

Morathata

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

ytieduniS

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

RobinX

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

staalin

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

ytieduniS

staalin - Ur missing 3 zero's :P

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

Morathata

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

ytieduniS

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

Morathata

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

ytieduniS

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

ytieduniS

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

RobinX

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

staalin

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

Mapholobakay1

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

staalin

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

staalin

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

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

montlenyane

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

Shredder

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

Morathata

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

RobinX

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

Morathata

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

ytieduniS

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

Morathata

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

ytieduniS

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

ytieduniS

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

hashTagSunday

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

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

RobinX

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

UnbiasedCitizen

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

RobinX

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

RobinX

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

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

MommaC

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

MommaC

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

Dandan

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

Bunyulawe

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

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

Dandan

Oooh are you a DA voter, intersting with your PP

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

Bunyulawe

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

Dandan

So your alternative is DA

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

Bunyulawe

Hell no....i rather spoil my vote

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

BOKKER

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

Morathata

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

Bunyulawe

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

BOKKER

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

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

RobinX

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

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

BOKKER

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

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

Bunyulawe

@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

RobinX

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

ytieduniS

Morathata - Zuma is enemy #1 to South Africa.

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

Morathata

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

ytieduniS

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

RobinX

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

MommaC

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

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

Bunyulawe

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

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

ytieduniS

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

ytieduniS

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

Bunyulawe

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

Morathata

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

ytieduniS

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

Bunyulawe

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

BOKKER

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

MommaC

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

Sew

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

RobinX

" 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

Sew

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

RobinX

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

eisenherz

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

Morathata

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

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

Sew

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

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

ytieduniS

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

Morathata

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

ytieduniS

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

ytieduniS

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

Sew

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

hashTagSunday

@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

RobinX

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

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

MommaC

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

Morathata

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

MommaC

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

Morathata

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

MommaC

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

Morathata

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

MommaC

Really? That is a very interesting twisting of facts.

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

Dandan

where were they , blahblablahblahblhala, teach us where were they

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

MommaC

Buy a book and get some remedial reading lessons

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

Sew

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

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

MommaC

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

RobinX

Not many braincells to go around between these two parrots.

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

ytieduniS

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

Morathata

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

MommaC

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

Dandan

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

ytieduniS

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

ytieduniS

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

hashTagSunday

@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 fit....you 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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

hashTagSunday

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

ytieduniS

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

Dandan

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

ytieduniS

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

Dandan

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

RobinX

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

MommaC

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

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

Dandan

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

MommaC

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

MommaC

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

Mgwijikhwebu

This Basson opinion is the staff of Tabloids anyway.

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

MommaC

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

ytieduniS

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

MommaC

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

RobinX

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

RobinX

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

ytieduniS

Morathata - Google the word "OPINION".

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

Home_wrecker

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

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

Babigall

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

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

Bunyulawe

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

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

Mgwijikhwebu

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

ytieduniS

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

Mgwijikhwebu

LOL. You are such a desperate loser.

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

ytieduniS

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

grunt

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

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

Hutton

ANC is very petty

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

VENDALIOUS

Robinx Basson

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

RobinX

Very bright. What a prick you are.

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

s.cold

HA HA HA HA HA @VENDALIZARD

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

hashTagSunday

HA HA HA HA HA @HashTag.......you guys are re.....wait for it....tards

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