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ANC forgets gender sensitivity button with bikini tweet

By Shenaaz Jamal | Mar 03, 2016 | COMMENTS [ 180 ]

The Johannesburg region of the African National Congress has gotten its knickers in a knot after an image of a woman wearing a skimpy swimsuit in ANC colours was uploaded on its Twitter account.

The ‘seductive babe’ image was uploaded with a caption reading ‘What do you make of this swimsuit’ under the #RegistrationWeek #VoteANC hashtags.

In response to the outrage it was greeted with on social media‚ a shame-faced ANC removed it and posted these messages: “Comrades‚ we apologise for the tweet we posted earlier it was in appropriate..” (sic).

“Comrades we apologise to all the women and all Comrades for the tweet earlier..such will not happen again..”‚ the party tweeted from its ANC Jozi ?@ANCJHB handle.

Contacted for comment‚ ANC regional spokesman Jodilee Matogo said the image had been circulating amongst ANC members via a Whatsapp group and later landed on the twitter account after being posted by an official.

“There was no official instruction to post the image. It is not an image of the ANC‚ the person who posted it did so without instruction‚” said Matogo.

“The ANC has a long history of upholding women and respecting women’s rights. We are not about denigrating women and depicting them as objects. We apologise for the unfortunate incident.”

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula was recently also caught up in controversy after a picture of a half-naked woman was posted on his Twitter account. He denied posting the picture‚ claiming his account was hacked.

A selection of the public’s responses to the ANC’s costume photo on Twitter:

“You are disgusting it shows what you think of us as women. You see us as objects rather than anything else. Sies“. — @mdira–e

@Mogotsi tweeted: “@ANCJHB Too late for an apology‚ we now know what you think of black women. You’ve got no leg to stand on!”

@nomorebullSA : “@ANCJHB Your continued lack of respect for women is incredible. They’re our sisters‚ not campaigning tools for leering old men. Wow!”

@solkganyago: “@ANCJHB Don’t apologise for a tweet... apologise for objectifying women‚ that’s what the outrage is about... damnt!”

 

 

 

- TMG Digital/TMG Local Government team

 

 

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Galfrend

Apology my foot. All kinds of perverts in this country. What kind of a minister says "thando Thabooty" , where's the respect? ANC is doing a good job dragging the party's name to the mud..

Mar 03, 2016 6:48 | 3 replies

Whiz

Are your hands on your hips dear hmmm :)

Mar 03, 2016 7:24 | 1 replies

Galfrend

LOL! Hi my favourite sideman. You good ?

Mar 03, 2016 8:34 | 3 replies

DeCock111

eKappa...where are you my guy???

Mar 03, 2016 8:34 | 2 replies

Brigen

libala ngo e Kappa, bam tyisile lowo....

Mar 03, 2016 8:43 | 1 replies

DeCock111

lol...uyitye eyibona...mane ecela some more

Mar 03, 2016 8:44 | 2 replies

Brigen

LOL....xa benga funi uyazi galelela ngo kwakhe.

Mar 03, 2016 8:45 | 1 replies

DeCock111

lol...uyayibhuqa endlini..."uyibekephi lomfazi le vamna"...lol

Mar 03, 2016 8:46 | 1 replies

Brigen

hahahaha, LOL, xa engayi fumani akuzu lalwa...lol

Mar 03, 2016 8:48 | 1 replies

Mmadikgang

fire proof pool shall be put into use

Mar 03, 2016 10:15 | 0 replies

eKapaa

ndikhona gents,, lomntana udlala ngam ndiyambona.. Good morning Bri & Dec

Mar 03, 2016 8:47 | 1 replies

Brigen

Ndiku xelele ukuba they are going a Karabo Moroka on you

Mar 03, 2016 8:47 | 1 replies

eKapaa

and zange ndifune ukumamela.. ndyayibona lonto ngoku sani

Mar 03, 2016 9:3 | 3 replies

Galfrend

Kappy sthandwa sam hahhaa dont listen to these people, mina nawe we know we love each other..ignore them..how have you been? missed you

Mar 03, 2016 9:8 | 0 replies

DeCock111

lol...askies mnganam..at least we got your back

Mar 03, 2016 9:31 | 0 replies

Brigen

Li dliso ka bawo...LOL

Mar 03, 2016 10:11 | 2 replies

eKapaa

hai nangoku ndimjonge njee lomntana, andinamdla yazi gents.. ek se kudala eBusy no Whizz lomntana majita?

Mar 03, 2016 10:33 | 0 replies

Galfrend

briggy and decock..kanti nidliwa yini nina..why nimosha umuzi wam...lol ewu kwazekwanzima bo

Mar 03, 2016 12:25 | 1 replies

Brigen

Galfy inking ilapho kanye eku dliweni, and worse udlala ngom Xhosa, angeke sisi..LOL

Mar 03, 2016 1:37 | 1 replies

Galfrend

ninomona nina mcxm

Mar 03, 2016 3:6 | 1 replies

Brigen

wokuthi uyi maniser? LOL

Mar 03, 2016 3:14 | 1 replies

Galfrend

yebo you wish I was manisering you too lol

Mar 03, 2016 4:14 | 0 replies

Rest-In-P*ssy

trhank you Anc for once you did something better Sowetan can learn from you #pic of the day...Indeed we applaud you Anc that is a sexy hot chikita,

Mar 03, 2016 8:54 | 0 replies

Whiz

My sidedish, I'm always good hahaha...

Mar 03, 2016 8:45 | 1 replies

Brigen

Whiz you ruining E Kappa's happy home...I know the massive complexion difference in your sticks which lead to Galfy being lead astray but stop it...LOL

Mar 03, 2016 8:53 | 1 replies

eKapaa

Brigado, lekaka kudala iBusy no Galfrend?

Mar 03, 2016 10:35 | 1 replies

lanevus414

ngoba wena haona pipii o na sour worm

Mar 03, 2016 10:49 | 1 replies

eKapaa

ok dankie lanevus, dula fatse..

Mar 03, 2016 10:53 | 1 replies

lanevus414

a ke dule niks stabane ke wena sa marago a dichubaba

Mar 03, 2016 10:55 | 1 replies

eKapaa

Pipzeen-Pipiboi-Pipinyana ke kwatile vandag a ke na nako ya ho tsala tsalana le wena jou naai!.

Mar 03, 2016 10:59 | 2 replies

eKapaa

@Brigado ndiyabuza mfondini,, kudala lomjita ejola no Galfrend????

Mar 03, 2016 11:2 | 1 replies

lanevus414

o nahana eng?tsamo rekisa dikanyenese sdwedwe ndini.

Mar 03, 2016 11:9 | 1 replies

eKapaa

ok sho Pipinyana

Mar 03, 2016 11:20 | 1 replies

lanevus414

sho ya masimba,nokrawi ndini

Mar 03, 2016 11:30 | 0 replies

Brigen

Kappa kukho, oo Mr Rise kunye nabo Whiz....ewathetha u Galfy ukuba indoda enye ayiz' kumonelisa...LOL. Nili bandla ..LOL

Mar 03, 2016 11:25 | 1 replies

eKapaa

yoo! enkosi mfowethu.. ncono ndiphume ebandleni

Mar 03, 2016 11:56 | 1 replies

Galfrend

so wena you will believe this sishimane without a gal or even ikati over me...??????*hurt

Mar 03, 2016 12:26 | 1 replies

Brigen

for information ngi shime cos ngizifela ngo muntu ongazi feli ngami u Chunku...LOL.

Mar 03, 2016 1:39 | 1 replies

Galfrend

thats ngithi uyisishimane you cant have chunku manje sewumoshela ukappy wam mcxm

Mar 03, 2016 3:7 | 1 replies

Brigen

anything for Xhosanostra Galfy.

Mar 03, 2016 3:17 | 0 replies

cool-indian

That's not a real photo of yourself Girlfriend you only wish you looked like that.

Mar 03, 2016 9:7 | 1 replies

Galfrend

did I say that was me you bloated curry muncher...

Mar 03, 2016 9:29 | 1 replies
Mar 03, 2016 10:34 | 0 replies

Mr.Rise

Waze wavuka bo, Thembalami, bewudliwa amazenze yini? Lol...Ngyaqala ukukuzwa ukhuluma ngeze politiki...

Mar 03, 2016 7:57 | 2 replies

Galfrend

lol! but the love I have for you though... I only talk about politics when im bored..lol unjani kodwa sthandwa sam?

Mar 03, 2016 8:35 | 0 replies

Mr.Rise

Ngyaphila nomathemba. Aze amnmandi lawogama. Ngixolise ukunyamalala, ukuba matasa nje...

Mar 03, 2016 1:49 | 0 replies

s.cold

NICE BIACH!!

Mar 03, 2016 10:39 | 1 replies

lanevus414

oh look what the dog dragged mpundu bolile

Mar 03, 2016 11:14 | 0 replies

oldlady12

Come on!!!!! We really need to lighten up a bit. This was obviously done in jest, and as long as the lady on the photo has no objections, it's no big deal. Personally I find a bit of humour from political party members a lot more entertaining than the constant b!tching and negativity.

Mar 03, 2016 6:48 | 3 replies

Galfrend

When you are a leader, there are certain things you should stay away from , posting half naked pics being one of them as they come across as disrespectful and do not add any value in developing this country. (regardless of whether the lady in the pic is happy or not) the account holder should have posted that pic on his personal timeline not on the ANC's page.

Mar 03, 2016 7:1 | 1 replies

oldlady12

Galfrend, no leader posted this, probably just someone working at for the ANC. We need to lighten up. Not everything is a crime against humanity.

Mar 03, 2016 7:45 | 2 replies

Gud2bme

"no leader posted this, probably just someone working at for the ANC". You know everything, don't you?

Mar 03, 2016 8:12 | 2 replies

oldlady12

Gud2bme, go look for k@k somewhere else. I have opinions, sam as everyone else.

Mar 03, 2016 8:22 | 1 replies

lanevus414

@Oldlady-they(ladies)like to use this words if you got it flaunt it,and those who are making noise hulle het niks dit is hoekom hulle maak moer se raas.I like your sense of humour Old One

Mar 03, 2016 9:32 | 1 replies

oldlady12

lanevus, thank you, and RX too. I wish I had a sexy photo like this around now to show my kids and grandkids how sexy I was in my young days, and I'd be DAMN PROUD that I made it onto the governing party's website, even if it was by accident. We all should have a tale or two of how "wild" we were in our young days. Life is not always doom & gloom.

Mar 03, 2016 9:38 | 1 replies

lanevus414

ohhh!!my Old One-close the pot let the soup cook tuu!!even now you can send webteam your sexy photo just to show how confident you are with your lined body and flat behind.

Mar 03, 2016 9:50 | 1 replies

oldlady12

lanevus, nah, biltong looks better in a butchery than on social media.

Mar 03, 2016 9:52 | 1 replies

lanevus414

kikikikikikiki you compare yourself to biltong?you are crazy Old One kikikikikikikiki thanks hey.

Mar 03, 2016 9:55 | 0 replies

RobinX

Not as much as you, clearly, your magnificence.

Mar 03, 2016 8:34 | 0 replies

Nzwere

@oldlady12 for what it's worth, I totally agree with you. we must loosen up really.

Mar 03, 2016 10:30 | 1 replies

lanevus414

wena ha hotwe loosen up wa phakama o nahana ho buiwa ka mnyakazo,Oldlady o iswaretse ke sukiri ha sa na maragogo a ho nyakaza se a bolaiwa ke pelo nje.

Mar 03, 2016 11:32 | 1 replies

Nzwere

hahahahaha, tlohela buru la Modimo le ikhopotse botjheng ba lona....

Mar 03, 2016 1:40 | 1 replies

oldlady12

Heibo, what did the buru do now?

Mar 03, 2016 2:21 | 1 replies

lanevus414

he says i must let you live the yesteryear nje

Mar 03, 2016 3:31 | 0 replies

RobinX

I tend to agree. The girl certainly does not look unhappy with being the centre of attention, and she IS cute. Our leaders are so confused. Conservative as all hell on the surface, but under the surface all too many of them seem rather fast, sexually.

Mar 03, 2016 7:24 | 1 replies

oldlady12

RX, she looks perfect in that swimming outfit, and she's more dressed than plenty of our celebs out there wear to functions. A bit of eye candy never harmed anyone, and I'm going to be one of the first people on that Durbs beach checking out if it is worth becoming a nudist. Durban sea is warm ,so I'll be able to judge well.

Mar 03, 2016 7:49 | 2 replies

RobinX

LOL indeed. This lot will happily allow a 14-year-old young girl be abducted and forced into a "marriage" with some ancient patron under the guise of "culture", and will bend over completely to cover the sexual shenanigans of their spearleader. But let anyone just scratch that glossy surface, they get all holier than thou. Makes me sick.

I love your sense of humour.

Mar 03, 2016 7:59 | 0 replies

Rest-In-P*ssy

RobinX had you been single would you tap her, or better if she would say tkes the cake would you tap her... come on Madala look at the breasts properly hmmm.

Mar 03, 2016 8:56 | 1 replies

RobinX

Unlike you and Quickzip, I do not try to "tap" anything in a skirt.

Mar 03, 2016 9:18 | 1 replies

Rest-In-P*ssy

why you behave like you dont get horny, eish you madala

Mar 03, 2016 10:13 | 1 replies

RobinX

Because I don't get horny at the smell of a woman. I have taste and a sense of decency.

Mar 03, 2016 10:37 | 1 replies

Rest-In-P*ssy

i wish one day i can be like you, you my inspiration i suffer from lust

Mar 03, 2016 11:10 | 1 replies

RobinX

Easily cured with a pair of sharp scissors.

Mar 03, 2016 11:32 | 1 replies

lanevus414

did you cure yours like that?please help eKaapa to cure his.

Mar 03, 2016 11:34 | 1 replies

Rest-In-P*ssy

robin is a serious pervert and bisexual

Mar 03, 2016 1:28 | 0 replies

MommaC

OL - I am just eternally grateful that I was young and stupid before social media.

Mar 03, 2016 8:6 | 3 replies

oldlady12

MC, you can say that again. Some skeletons are better left in the closet.

Mar 03, 2016 8:24 | 0 replies

Brigen

LOL..Momma you mean I would have finally how bootelicious you really were in your hey days ....damn it maan why social developed late..LOL

Mar 03, 2016 8:28 | 0 replies

grandjury

MC I am young and pretty much stupid. I do not put my stupid pics on social media that's if I have taken any at all. Social Media has nothing to do with this. Some people are beyond dumb

Mar 03, 2016 9:9 | 2 replies

MommaC

Grand - then you are not half as stupid as you think you are :) Good for you. Keep it that way. Once this stuff is in the interweb, it is there forever.

Mar 03, 2016 9:15 | 0 replies

oldlady12

grandjury, if I had a picture of me looking like THIS now, I'd plaster it all over social media. I'd blow it up and hang it from the Nelson Mandela Bridge. I'd go hang it over that "Zuma must fall" big poster from that building in CT. It's stick it on the side of the biggest cruise ship I can find. I'd go cover the Voortrekker Monument with it, and all the statues people don't like. I'd make it into a life size poster and hang it over me when I go out.

Mar 03, 2016 9:49 | 0 replies

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Mar 03, 2016 6:52 | 1 replies

Galfrend

you people dont give up ne..ayi tsek man

Mar 03, 2016 6:53 | 1 replies

eKapaa

Awu mntu wam, hello Galfy ka Kappy unjani buhle bendalo?

Mar 03, 2016 8:38 | 1 replies

Galfrend

hehehe love umswenko ko propic my love..lol

Mar 03, 2016 9:13 | 1 replies

lanevus414

mxm ooNontorotyi

Mar 03, 2016 2:28 | 0 replies

Malamula

maybe they were hacked, like Fikile.

Mar 03, 2016 7:11 | 0 replies

RobinX

"The ANC has a long history of upholding women and respecting women’s rights." ...... REALLY? Which is why the WL so wholeheartedly defends a man who demonstrates complete disdain for women's rights on a daily basis. Ja right.

Mar 03, 2016 7:16 | 1 replies

Malamula

yes Rob, the way they showed respect to Zuma's rape accuser in court.

Mar 03, 2016 7:30 | 1 replies

RobinX

Indeed. Hypocritical cheerleaders.

Mar 03, 2016 7:47 | 0 replies

DeCock111

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH sh^^^^T....loot at this haaaaaaaaaat chikita....those b00bies....mmhhh...im now a fully converted ANC comrade...AMANDLA

Mar 03, 2016 7:36 | 1 replies

ChunkuBabyOil

LOL...now I know who posted the pic....comarade DeCock111...ASIJIKI

Mar 03, 2016 7:59 | 2 replies

Hlanyoz

Yes of cause

Mar 03, 2016 8:6 | 1 replies

DeCock111

lol...I can also make you famous...send me something steamy and hot

Mar 03, 2016 8:13 | 2 replies

Hlanyoz

no no no no never, rather Chunku should send u those lol

Mar 03, 2016 8:26 | 1 replies

ChunkuBabyOil

Hey hey Hlanyoz please don't play with fire...lol

Mar 03, 2016 8:31 | 1 replies

DeCock111

i burn in the fire of your soul

Mar 03, 2016 8:46 | 1 replies
Mar 03, 2016 9:13 | 1 replies
Mar 03, 2016 10:15 | 0 replies

RobinX

Fresh turd coming up... steamy and hot.

Mar 03, 2016 9:19 | 0 replies

DeCock111

lol...I think you have a better body than her Chunku... decock111@yahoo.com...prove me right

Mar 03, 2016 8:9 | 2 replies

ChunkuBabyOil

Hehehe....thatha maChance thatha maMillion DC

Mar 03, 2016 8:16 | 1 replies

DeCock111

if only you knew how much I value and worship you...I would never relegate you to junk status...im not taking chances, rather asking you to show faith in me by sending me what I need "_'

Mar 03, 2016 8:24 | 0 replies

Brigen

DC ndicela uphume ku Chunku ma guy.

Mar 03, 2016 8:35 | 1 replies

DeCock111

#5 defender....zithini mngana'm?

Mar 03, 2016 8:43 | 1 replies

Brigen

si grend jita, but ku Chunku ngizoku yeka e Sun City, and ngi pushe iminyaka ngo reverse. Who are you calling Patric Mabedi?LOL

Mar 03, 2016 8:56 | 0 replies

DeCock111

SWTNLIVE ----------- PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ENLARGE THIS PICTURE...I LOVE IT

Mar 03, 2016 7:39 | 2 replies

Tehadra

Do you love the pic or the Perfect "BOOBY" traps?

Mar 03, 2016 8:14 | 1 replies

DeCock111

b00by straps....??? nooooooooo my guy....the b00bies "_'

Mar 03, 2016 8:28 | 1 replies

Tehadra

Not straps, rather TRAPS cause they will make you lose your mind and render you powerless to their demands once they are exposed

Mar 03, 2016 8:40 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

@DC, they must enlarge the picture and tell that mama to turn around.

Mar 03, 2016 8:23 | 1 replies

DeCock111

eishh my guy...if she turns around, something in my pants might get an injection of strength

Mar 03, 2016 8:26 | 1 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

Halelluya, i can imagine her turning around could even cause @SL comment congestion.

Mar 03, 2016 8:30 | 0 replies

Nnete_fela

Lovely lovely pic...what a way to start a day...nice rag

Mar 03, 2016 7:35 | 0 replies

MommaC

That is not a swimming costume. That is a hanky and two thin belts.
What about respecting her right to take a completely inappropriate selfie? I don't know why everyone is getting their knickers in a knot over this. If this was a personal picture and was being used, without her permission, then I would understand the anger. By the sounds of things, it is something she wanted to have passed around.

Mar 03, 2016 7:36 | 0 replies

letahwa

Worthy of pic of the day, not the sh!t they had yesterday.

Mar 03, 2016 7:54 | 1 replies

DeCock111

seconded chief lam

Mar 03, 2016 7:55 | 1 replies

Mr.Rise

What is her name?

Mar 03, 2016 7:58 | 3 replies

RobinX

Ask Quickzip's aide. He was called by his boss at midnight for that info.

Mar 03, 2016 8:1 | 0 replies

DeCock111

im also trying to find out chief lam...imam stalk the hell out of her

Mar 03, 2016 8:8 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

@Rise i just want her to turn around, then i will ask her her name.

Mar 03, 2016 8:25 | 0 replies

Mr.Rise

This should have been the picture of the day, just an enlarged version. The lady is good on an eye, but we can't see anything...

Mar 03, 2016 7:54 | 2 replies
Mar 03, 2016 8:32 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

@Rise, i jus google that, there is nothing also.

Mar 03, 2016 8:33 | 1 replies

ChunkuBabyOil

Ncooooo...shame

Mar 03, 2016 8:49 | 2 replies
Mar 03, 2016 8:59 | 0 replies

TheNextPresidentOfSA

@BayOil, eish mara, i saw a pic of her on Pretoria News and Times, if @SL can turn her around we r gonna be blocked.

Mar 03, 2016 9:26 | 0 replies