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ANC bussed in hooligans: EFF

By Sapa | 2014-08-28 07:09:04.0 | COMMENTS [ 358 ]

The EFF maintains that the ANC organised "hooligans" to attack its MPs outside Parliament despite the ANC chief whip denying this, the party said on Wednesday.

"When the EFF released a statement this morning, the ANC, through its Chief Whip's Office, said the EFF is 'imagining things, and this is a figment of their imagination," said spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.

"Yet later today members of the ANC were reportedly singing "shoot Malema" in scores outside parliament demanding to be allowed into the chambers."

African National Congress Chief Whip Stone Sizani earlier said claims that the ANC bussed a group to Parliament to assault EFF MPs was "laughable and desperate".

"Such a claim can only be an invention of an overzealous imagination and an uncreative publicity strategy probably aimed at diverting attention from real acts of hooliganism that took place in Parliament [last] Thursday," he said in a statement.

"Mobilising supporters and MPs to cause chaos in the institution is a dirty modus operandi for which the EFF, not the ANC, is infamous and proud."

The public gallery of the National Council of Provinces was packed with ANC supporters on Wednesday afternoon as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answered questions in the House.

Sizani said for years the African National Congress had been encouraging the public to visit Parliament and observe proceedings.

"They have always done this peacefully."

The City Press reported that about 200 ANC members chanting “Dubula uMalema” (shoot Malema) arrived in Parliament claiming they were there to defend the ANC from the EFF and its leader Julius Malema.

Supporters sang struggle songs, warning Malema and the EFF not to try and disrupt the House in the way they did when President Jacob Zuma answered questions last week.

"We are here to defend democracy and this Parliament. We can't, when we have struggled so much, allow hooligans and criminals like Malema and his EFF to undermine our party. We will never allow that," the paper quoted one protester.

Earlier Ndlozi said his party had learnt the ANC was "mobilising hooligans" in the townships of Cape Town.

"The EFF has learned that they are loud-hailing across the townships, promising people free buses to go to Parliament and deal with the EFF," he said.

Ndlozi said this was a "clear plan" to disrupt Parliament and render its work dysfunctional.

"It means the ANC is planning to undermine the very Parliament that it claims to protect and respect."

Ndlozi said members had to be escorted and guarded by police all the time in case "they [ANC] unleashed the planned hooliganism or disruption against members of parliament.

He said the ANC had to live with the reality that the EFF was in parliament both by law and popular will.

"Organising the police, military or any hooligans to deal with us will not work. They must come face us themselves in the benches of parliament through robust discourse. They must stop protecting the executive, avoiding accountability and running away from questions and

hiding behind hooligans," he said.

 

 

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RobinX

This has now officially turned into very banal farce.

2014-08-28 07:11:53.0 | 3 replies

maneater

a farce indeed MR X and all of this and i mean all of it can be traced back to one Honourable person who refuses to account and face the law.

2014-08-28 07:24:17.0 | 1 replies

ProudlySouthAfrican2014

The EFF and the ANC are both known for bussing in their supporters....What is good for one is good for the other....The current situation could be defused if the honourable President will stop ducking and diving the Nkandla issue and start acting like a true leader of a true law abiding democracy.

2014-08-28 07:38:35.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Indeed julius malema is a dictator in making He is holding all the positions in his party , He is the President , Deputy president , Secretary General , Treasure and President of the Eff youth league We cant hand our beloved coutry over to a dictator like mugabe who wont step down until he dies

2014-08-28 10:40:55.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

MOLWENI BAHLALI BASE MZANSI

2014-08-28 08:24:00.0 | 1 replies

mgijimi

Molo mshove, uthini nge Pirates yihlo?

2014-08-28 08:35:32.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Itshisa bhe kwezinsuku iyakwi sport uyonja amacomments wam khona

2014-08-28 10:15:19.0 | 0 replies

Mamlamb0

Farce, maybe. Banal, definitely not.

2014-08-28 13:42:46.0 | 0 replies

Dubulaamanzi

Did you know in most cases/article RobinX,Mshovekamnandi,Shredder and MommaC are the first persons to comment!

2014-08-28 07:16:34.0 | 4 replies
2014-08-28 07:22:37.0 | 0 replies

RobinX

So what? I wake up early. Is this a problem for you. I'm curious so I browse. What's the problem?

2014-08-28 07:32:31.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

@DubuluMalema - Early birds

2014-08-28 07:36:15.0 | 0 replies

kakarana

We know and we don't have problem with that, do you?

2014-08-28 07:45:56.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Indeed julius malema is a dictator in making He is holding all the positions in his party , He is the President , Deputy president , Secretary General , Treasure and President of the Eff youth league We cant hand our beloved coutry over to a dictator like mugabe who wont step down until he dies

2014-08-28 10:41:10.0 | 0 replies

staalin

ANC has caused disruptions by not letting the people, get the answers to the serious questions they have. Now bussing supporters in, eish we will see the day parliment is completely disfunctional with a soccer vibe chanting and violence going on in parliment complete with vuvuzelas. Eish ANC what can of worms have you opened now?

2014-08-28 07:29:00.0 | 0 replies

DeCock111

Reports suggest that ANC supporters were promised free used Zuma condoms...whats wrong with our people..??

2014-08-28 07:29:38.0 | 2 replies

RobinX

What's a Zuma condom? A bag one puts on one's head in the shower?

2014-08-28 07:33:20.0 | 2 replies

DeCock111

lol...those bags wouldnt fit an average joes head...

2014-08-28 07:40:07.0 | 0 replies
2014-08-28 08:36:51.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

RobinX where ur friend Mgijimi

2014-08-28 08:29:18.0 | 1 replies
2014-08-28 08:37:52.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Working day shift

2014-08-28 10:16:10.0 | 0 replies

NO-NONSE

Hulle moet gaan KaaaaaaaaC. ANC is destroying education to sustain its self. destroying education is a strategy to create followers who will just be bussed to physically fight EFF.ANC youth = animals without brains(followers without thinkin)

2014-08-28 07:34:51.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

"We are here to defend democracy and this Parliament."

Pfft!

2014-08-28 07:35:10.0 | 1 replies

staalin

The first step in a decent into chaos

2014-08-28 07:44:37.0 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

This is getting ugly

2014-08-28 07:44:53.0 | 1 replies

BOKKER

The reason I despise this ZANC governot and every lousy supporter is because they are violently breaking the centuries old effort to create trust between ruler and ruled leader and led. Thousands of years of human experience, knowledge wisdom , error and success has been thrown down the sewer for two reasons; greed and GREED. The greed for money and the GREED for unlimited power. You people will have so much to answer for when the judgment of history is decided. Sies on you all.

2014-08-28 07:55:06.0 | 3 replies

VENDALIOUS

Don't have time to read hogwash.....and sies on you demon and your racist parents

2014-08-28 08:27:25.0 | 1 replies

BOKKER

My "demon" parents were builders. And yours??

2014-08-28 09:02:26.0 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

Jah sure, Aparthied architectures

2014-08-28 09:09:18.0 | 0 replies

grunt

That is very well put Bokker.

2014-08-28 09:24:59.0 | 0 replies

ManoftheSoil

What is exactly this Bokker sick Bokker is talking about...? seriously now, Verwoed created a rule of Law, which rule exactly , oh yes the famous Apartheid one, you are the last to talk, this mere fact that we have these debates is because of the legacy of your father's system which you still admire very much with your braai circles...Izinja ama Bhunu ....Dubul' Bhunu !!

2014-08-28 09:43:13.0 | 1 replies

BOKKER

Look here MOTS ........... When I say that both thiEFF and ZANC are led by thieves will you agree or not? If I say this country is falling apart will you agree or not? If I say that much more could be achieved with our resources would you agree or not?. You can hate me if you want you can even shoot me if you want but the thing about the TRUTH is this "Its always out there"

2014-08-28 10:06:48.0 | 1 replies

ManoftheSoil

what is the Truth exactly ?? does anyone know the Truth , i say the Truth is the rich few are soo pathetic that they doing all they can to hold on to they ill gotten wealth during the Heydays. They hate the sight of seeing other races trying to make it in life....now thats the truth madam Bokkerlicious..

2014-08-28 11:28:01.0 | 1 replies

BOKKER

hey Broer MotS just cos you like cross dressing doesnt mean everyone does. So enough of the madam talk. What is truth exactly? In its simplest form it is the opposite of untruth. If you know what untruth is then truth is easier to define. If a guy says "I paid for it out of my R 20 000 salary which is all I get" and then winds up admittedly owing 16 million in tax. The we who are not mentally deficient know he has made an UNTRUTH. The TRUTH then is that this guy is a liar. This is an age old question that has puzzled many deep thinkers but the methods not that hard if you are honest.

2014-08-28 11:59:34.0 | 0 replies

Whiz

EFF are just trouble makers, ever since they came onto the political scene !!

2014-08-28 07:46:16.0 | 3 replies

kakarana

you mean we should let Zuma get away with millions?!

2014-08-28 07:49:39.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

Nope, but do it the right way, he won't get away with it.

2014-08-28 08:16:18.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Agang leader Ramphele wont let him get away with those millions

2014-08-28 08:30:42.0 | 1 replies

mgijimi

Mamphele is history, she only wanted pension money

2014-08-28 08:54:07.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

I am pulling whiz leg

2014-08-28 10:18:30.0 | 0 replies

staalin

This last round in parliment they were frustrated by the ANC, they just wanted an answer to a question. Parliment is for talking questions and answers. Even if its awkward subjects the stuff must be discussed. To try and block questions is not right. Guys are there representing people they must TALK about all the issues and get them sorted as adults.

2014-08-28 07:55:29.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

Banging on tables, and breaking the rules of parly, won't help the EFF in any way.

2014-08-28 08:18:53.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Agang SA for life

2014-08-28 08:31:46.0 | 0 replies

MommaC

Whizzer? Did you read the article or watch the news?

2014-08-28 08:10:49.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

Yes I do. If EFF behave in parly, ANC supporters won't get upset with them. Simple.

2014-08-28 08:23:00.0 | 3 replies

Mshovekahle

Agang SA is a political platiform and wont upset ANC supporters

2014-08-28 08:33:12.0 | 0 replies

MommaC

Are you REALLY advocating that we define our democracy by who can beat eachother up? We seriously don't need warlord mentality.

2014-08-28 08:47:07.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

Um is your comment directed to me hmmm ??

2014-08-28 09:20:34.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

ummm do you want to borrow my glasses again? My comment is under yours and the line clearly links the two, so , doh! yes it is directed to you.

2014-08-28 09:31:30.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

Nope, look at the time line dear, maybe you need glasses. Where am I advocating warlord mentality, explain ?? BTW hmmm.

2014-08-28 09:53:56.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

"If EFF behave in parly, ANC supporters won't get upset with them" ... If ANC parliamentarians stop dodging questions in parliament, EFF wouldn't get upset with them.

There is no good excuse for busing people in to intimidate others into submission. Excusing it is agreeing with the concept that intimidation is okay and that resorting to violence is acceptable

2014-08-28 09:59:08.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

So just because EFF say it, you believe them, WOW have you become a EFF supporter now ?? They didn't dodge questions. You must be blonde. Say sorry, for accusing me of been blind !!

2014-08-28 10:06:46.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

... but you are blind! People are bused in, you see them on TV, you hear them singing about shooting and you still don't see it as wrong. That is past 'blind'!

2014-08-28 10:17:21.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

Can you prove that the ANC, told them to sing that hmmm.

2014-08-28 10:23:38.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

LOL - can you prove that the ANC shirts they were wearing were a figment of our imagination?

2014-08-28 10:51:16.0 | 0 replies

mgijimi

Whix I can see you have been going hard on drugs again young man,wake up and smell the coffee

2014-08-28 08:58:48.0 | 0 replies

kakarana

Zuma kills ANC even more. Simple, if you don't vote ANC is 2016 this would be history in 2019.

2014-08-28 07:48:33.0 | 1 replies

Mshovekahle

Its Zuma last term , Buffalo is a President in waiting another momiesh

2014-08-28 08:34:19.0 | 2 replies
2014-08-28 09:37:21.0 | 0 replies

Mhwaa

I dont think Buffalo will ever be the President after Marikana

2014-08-28 12:01:42.0 | 1 replies

Mamlamb0

you wouldn't think zuma could be president either after shaik, spy tapes, nkandla, banging women like there would be none left soon. But there he is again with his double head and nothing inside it. You can't predict voters.

2014-08-28 13:48:32.0 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

Malema is calling war on the ANC! he said he will mobilize his hooligan supporters and drive them into Gauteng and fiscally make it ungovernable.

2014-08-28 07:53:05.0 | 3 replies

Shredder

LOL. At least you have a good memory

2014-08-28 07:58:54.0 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

How are you doing Mr. Fancy pants?

2014-08-28 08:28:39.0 | 2 replies

Mshovekahle

Mobilising hooligans is malema style , He is using unemployed youth to pay his politica revenge

2014-08-28 08:36:20.0 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

True Mshove.....Only thugs

2014-08-28 08:40:48.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

LOL. O ntlwaela balende. Your tikoloshe short friend, mgijimi, calls me that name now. SMH

2014-08-28 08:48:35.0 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

Ei i don't mess with that short thing, its up to no good that strange creature

2014-08-28 09:10:45.0 | 1 replies

Mamlamb0

Keep giving the Red Baby rope. He will hang himself sooner or later.

2014-08-28 13:49:48.0 | 0 replies

BOKKER

In case you haven't noticed, bonehead SA is already holed under the waterline. 0.6% growth for the most evolved economy on the continent. Just because people like you are so filled with greed and/or stupidity. When you allowed the hooligans to defend ZUPTA during the rape "trial" it was the beginning of the end. But you will still pay in blood for sailing the ship without the competence to do so. The worst is still to come but it is coming fast.

2014-08-28 08:00:29.0 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

I honestly do not take what you comment seriously even yourself. Stop wasting your time.

2014-08-28 08:32:22.0 | 1 replies

BOKKER

There is nothing honest about you doot. Ignore if you like but here is the thing about the TRUTH "Its always out there"

2014-08-28 09:00:49.0 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

Ok then f@ck off!

2014-08-28 09:15:11.0 | 1 replies

BOKKER

You are stressing sani before you get a heart attack watch a bit of mtv and relax. Goggle watch-thuli-madonsela-s-wrecking-ball

2014-08-28 09:43:05.0 | 0 replies

MommaC

He can try. Gauteng isn't Western Cape. We don't put up with shiit here.

2014-08-28 08:10:03.0 | 2 replies

Shredder

Pun intended. LOL

2014-08-28 08:25:41.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

Yip - they try that here and they will be licking it off the steps of ORT. Dirty buggers!

2014-08-28 08:42:58.0 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

@MommaC so you ready for war?

2014-08-28 08:33:02.0 | 1 replies

MommaC

Nobody is ever ready for war, VendaLouLou. People in Gauteng would prefer to stop it before it gets out of hand. People in WCape are too busy watching that silly hill of theirs to notice it is getting out of hand

2014-08-28 08:45:05.0 | 1 replies

Whiz

They just get smoked up, and stare. Like you know who LOL

2014-08-28 09:59:27.0 | 0 replies

Mahungu

hand off to EFF. those madalals and magogos must vacate parliament or go to jails for corruption.

2014-08-28 08:00:24.0 | 2 replies
2014-08-28 08:24:39.0 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

They must go along with Malema

2014-08-28 08:38:38.0 | 0 replies
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