Black South Africans did not need social grants, but their land back

“I don’t buy votes. We are here to feed your soul. Don’t vote for me for material gain, don’t choose me for what you can get.” He said they had been voting for “Yellow T-shirts” since 1994, and had nothing to show for it. “Stop voting for T-shirts and food parcels, but when they do come, take them. It is your money after all.” But they should not use them as an excuse to vote for certain parties, he said.

Black South Africans did not need social grants, but their land back, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Sunday.

In a hall packed with mostly young supporters clad in EFF regalia, which was for sale at the venue, Malema said black South Africans did not need grants.

“We just need our land back.” He referred to the social grants as a bribe.

Malema said once people had land, they would then be able to provide for their families, without relying on government aid.

“We can work for our children. We don’t want social grants, we are rich in land, mines.” Stop voting for T-shirts Malema urged South Africans to stop voting for T-shirts and food parcels.

“I don’t buy votes. We are here to feed your soul. Don’t vote for me for material gain, don’t choose me for what you can get.” He said they had been voting for “Yellow T-shirts” since 1994, and had nothing to show for it.

“Stop voting for T-shirts and food parcels, but when they do come, take them. It is your money after all.” But they should not use them as an excuse to vote for certain parties, he said.

 

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source:http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/we-dont-need-social-grants-we-want-land-malema-20160515accessed15/05/16

South African Parliament in chaos again

Several EFF MPs appeared to be harshly manhandled. One bouncer could be seen holding an MP in a lock around his neck while EFF MP Nazier Paulsen who tried to fight back was also harshly dealt with.

President Jacob Zumas first appearance in parliament since the courts made two damning rulings against him got off to a bumpy start on Wednesday when rowdy EFF members were ejected from the National Assembly.

The EFF wrote a letter to speaker Baleka Mbete asking that Zuma not be allowed to speak in the National Assembly as he had violated the Constitution and also faced the reinstatement of corruption charges.

In the first court ruling against Zuma the Constitutional Court found that Zuma had failed to uphold respect and defend the Constitution.

EFF leader Julius Malema vowed after the ruling that Zuma would not be allowed to address parliament.

The second court ruling by the North Gauging High Court found the National Prosecuting Authority was wrong to drop fraud corruption and racketeering charges against him relating to the arms deal.

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source:http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2016/05/04/WATCH-Fists-fly-as-EFF-members-are-violently-removed-from-Parliament

DA, EFF, ANC or whatever ?

Hundreds and thousands of souls show their patriotism for football despite the long queueing to be seated, the dirty toilets for nothing can come between their passion which unites the fans to their club. Yet there is no passion, no love, just apathy when it comes to politics.

Politics by definition involves the use of power by one person to affect the behaviour of another person. More narrowly, it refers to achieving and exercising positions of governance — organised control over a human community, particularly a state. Furthermore, politics is the study or practice of the distribution of power and resources within a given community (usually a hierarchically organised population) as well as the inter-relationship(s) between communities.

bnTherefore I would not be too quick to pledge my allegiance to any party exercising power over me. I have lived in England long enough to see its religiously devoted seasonal ticket holders of one’s respectively club, whether it being Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal etc., receive more for their money than what South Africans do from their local municipalities. If football managers were to govern municipalities and provinces, I’m certain they will do a better job than some lazy, incompetent bureaucrats who can’t even manage their own personal finances yet alone be entrusted with tax payers’ millions of Rands.

ppHundreds and thousands of souls show their patriotism for football despite the long queueing to be seated and the dirty toilets, for nothing can come between their passion which unites the fans to their club. Yet when it comes to polictics there is no passion, no love, just apathy. Numbness and betrayal of the long legacy of lies and corruption which politicians engage in with their loyalty for their party above their constituency – no wonder why patriotism and love for our country is replaced with distrust and suspicion!

“ANC is the only political party that has the best interests of workers”

“We must not allow opportunists to take us back to the period of anarchy and destruction. We must also isolate and shun parties that promote disunity and divisions within our country,”noted Zuma.

The ANC is the only political party that has the best interests of workers at heart, Zuma said at a rally marking the International Workers Day in Mamelodi, Pretoria.

President Zuma warned against anarchy in South Africa, saying some political opportunists were trying to promote anarchy and thuggery in the country.

“Some desperate elements seem hell-bent to promote anarchy and chaos,”Zuma said. South Africa has worked hard to achieve peace after apartheid, the president said.

The ANC has been the ruling party of post-apartheid South Africa on the national level since 1994. Zuma lauded the ANC as the only political organization in the country that can produce policies and a legal environment that addresses the plight of the workers.

He urged South Africans to isolate political parties that advocate the use of violence in a free and democratic South Africa.

The elections come as the ANC-led government is haunted by a series of challenges, notably the Nkandla scandal, in which Zuma was accused of abusing public funding to revamp his private home, and the state capture by the Indian Gupta family which allegedly has influenced Zuma’s appointment of cabinet ministers.

 

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source:http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-05/02/c_135327500.htm?accessed1/05/16

EFF threatens to target South African whites!

“Don’t think that Zuma is our enemy. Zuma is not our enemy, it’s just that he is standing in the way, and we must remove him to get our land back,” said Malema. “Zuma is standing between us and our enemy. Move out of the way. Zuma must pave the way because they [whites] are the one who stole our land.

“Don’t think that Zuma is our enemy. Zuma is not our enemy, it’s just that he is standing in the way, and we must remove him to get our land back,” said Malema.

“Zuma is standing between us and our enemy. Move out of the way. Zuma must pave the way because they [whites] are the one who stole our land.” Malema was addressing a large gathering at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi Campus, where the Economic Freedom Fighters had a memorial lecture on the life of Solomon Mahlangu.

Malema said people should never think the party had taken a detour on their fight for land.

“White people are going to return our land the same way Zuma will return our money. White people must never think we have abandoned the land question. We will never abandon it. We are the land, our identity is our land. We are nothing without our land.” “We are coming for you. Zuma must pay back the money, the Guptas have left South Africa, and our land must come back. ABSA bank must never think that by closing the Gupta bank account, you are our friend. You are our enemy in SA,” he added.

Malema said the bank represented white monopoly capital, which was an enemy of the EFF “White monopoly capital is the primary enemy of the EFF. Who is white monopoly capital? It is the Rupert, the Oppenheimer, and all those who benefited illegally from our land. This land is going to be returned, whether you like or not. There is no white man who came with a piece of land,” Malema said.

“What we do with it is none of your business. Solomon Mahlangu died for this land.” Malema also took issue with those who said the land did not belong to Africans, but to the Khoisan.

“Reconciliation must never replace justice. Justice is the return of the land. We must fight for our land,” he said.

 

 

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source: picture:http://newafricanmagazine.com/south-africa-land-statues-and-malema/http://www.politicsweb.co.za/news-and-analysis/no-white-man-came-with-a-piece-of-land--julius-malaccessed 24/04/16

 

Is Civil War Brewing in South Africa?

“The EFF are anarchists that are associated with lawlessness and every act of violence that undermines the rule of law,” Sanco national spokeperson, Jabu Mahlangu said.

“We are saying we will no longer keep quiet or do nothing about, but we will be forced to take up arms.”- Ndlozi

This was in response to remarks attributed to party leader Julius Malema, who in an exclusive interview with Al Jezeera threatened that they will remove the government through the barrel of a gun if it continues to react violently to peaceful protest.

Ndlozi also warned that the EFF will not just sit down and fold arms, should the ANC rig the votes during the upcoming local government elections.

This comes after Malema made a threat in an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera that members of his party are ready to literally take up arms and have physical fight against the government.

“The EFF are anarchists that are associated with lawlessness and every act of violence that undermines the rule of law,” Sanco national spokeperson, Jabu Mahlangu said.

Mahlangu said that Malema’s toxic language and war talk amounts to incitement of violence that undermines South Africa’s constitutional democracy.

“His utterances are violation of the oath of allegiance that he had sworn to as a Member of Parliament,” he stressed

 


source:http://citizen.co.za/1088302/eff-warns-of-civil-war-ahead-of-august-3-municipal-polls/accessed24/04/16

Shouting Contest at South African Parliament

These disruptions to parliament are an indication of South Africa’s critical stage in its history. Differences and hate speech are becoming ever increasing as political divides become evident. 2014 and 2015 are the years in which the South African National Assembly plunged into chaos, with the opposition being forced out not once but twice. Since then, the opposition has been vying for a vote of no confidence in the Speaker of Parliament and President, Jacob Zuma.

South African parliamentary session has been suspended by Speaker Baleka Mbete after tempers flared once again.
President Jacob Zuma stood up to answer his first question when he was but was interrupted by an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member of parliament (MP) Makoti Khawula. Baleka asked the president to take a seat as the MP stood up to address the House, asking the speaker when the president will answer the question from the party of when he will “pay back the money” regarding upgrades for his private home in Nkandla.
These disruptions to parliament are an indication of South Africa’s critical stage in its history. Differences and hate speech are becoming ever increasing as political divides become evident. 2014 and 2015 are the years in which the South African National Assembly plunged into chaos, with the opposition being forced out not once but twice. Since then, the opposition has been vying for a vote of no confidence in the Speaker of Parliament and President, Jacob Zuma. The ruling party is now at its most difficult position; poised between political regression and decomposition, on the one hand, and a loss of confidence from citizens on the other. The ruling party-opposition vendetta has implications for South African communities, against a background of spiraling corruption, poor service delivery, power outages and escalating poverty. The shifts in power politics have an accompanying effect on the attitude and behaviour of the citizenry.