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FNB's You Can Help campaign treasonous - ANCYL

Khusela Sangoni-Khawe
21 January 2013

League calls for harsh action to be taken against CEO Michael Jordaan

The enemy is unmasked. FNB shows its true colours

The African National Congress Youth League is deeply angered and disappointed by the so-called You Can Help campaign allegedly launched by First National Bank. We say allegedly, because until now, we find it impossible to believe that a bank formed and sustained by the hard work and toil of the South African people could so crudely turn on the very people who guarantee its livelihood.

Allegedly, because it is intolerable to attempt to understand why First National Bank would agitate to destabilize the very same country that, through its many tribulations and triumphs, has afforded FNB a safe and secure environment from which to conduct business, prosper and grow.

Allegedly, because young people are used in a callous and cruel manner, and we have to wonder whether indeed its Chief Executive, Michael Jordaan, would not have the courage to face the nation, the government and the ANC, when he agitates for an overthrow of our government, would he indeed hide behind the faces of young, innocent children, used for the whims and entertainment of capital to drive what is undoubtedly a treasonous agenda?

The campaign claims to be a call to action to assist resolve "the challenges' of South Africa as supposedly told through the mouths of young people. The very first fact is that this campaign does no such thing. FNB, in an obviously lame attempt to recreate an Arab Spring of some sort in South Africa, uses children to make unproven claims of a "government rife with corruption", indeed if this is the case, why does FNB not "help" as they purport and bring these allegations to the fore so that the law enforcement agencies may bring such criminals to book?

FNB also joyfully scripts young people to be disrespectful of their elders, pouring millions into adverts to defame the Minister of Basic Education and broadcast propaganda that equates the death sentence to abortion, making a mockery of the hard won gains of women in this country. The bank further has the nerve to call that people - which people - must "fight for what is theirs" - who is it that they must fight, the democratically elected government of the people?

Many may have forgotten, we have not, the very same call made by the DA in the 1999 election to "fight back", the calls to vote differently are obviously an expression of support for DA and are designed to discredit, the government of the people as we approach the general elections of 2014. The very airing of this campaign by the bank is  an express approval of the contents thereof.

The intention is clear and the enemy is unmasked. For years, South Africans have implored those fortunate enough to have global links to refrain from speaking ill of our country. Today, FNB is bold enough to take off its nameless and faceless mask and show the extent it is willing to go to undermine the gains of our democracy and the legitimate, democratic government of the people.

The African National Congress Youth League will never retreat from economic colonialists hoping to drag us back into the dark years of economic domination and apartheid. FNB should hang their heads in shame to attack our government when they were loudly silent during the days of apartheid, in true racist fashion, today they believe they can "help" because black people are at the helm of the state.

We call upon South Africans to close ranks against what is treacherous attack on our country. Where there are challenges the ANC government continues to work with the people to resolve their problems.

South Africa is not unique nor is it immune to the challenges facing the global economy and it is disingenuous for FNB to attempt to be a messiah instead of providing concrete solutions to the challenges confronting our nation, particularly since many of them are a making of the financial sector, an area we hope their expertise lies not governance.

We also call upon the Board of First Rand and employees of FNB, to distance themselves from these ill-conceived videos and for harsh action to be taken against Mr. Jordaan. Business as a whole has more than enough platforms from which to raise any issues with the ANC government, and this they have been doing, there is no basis for such insults and treasonous attacks on our government.

Statement issued by ANC Youth League, January 21 2013

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What?
Seriously? this is what the products of the Limpopo education got out of it. Treason? My goodness, the future is dark if this is the future leadership.

by Insomnia on January 21 2013, 10:08
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ANCYL statements
I like that Politicsweb posts the ANCYL press statements verbatim so that people can comment on them.
I usually go to the ANCYL webpage to read their press statements, but they don't allow comments on there.

by TofuFighter on January 21 2013, 10:45
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disband the ANCYL..............NOW!!
Get rid of this lot, they are of no use any more. The revolution is over, done with, finish and klaar.
We need educated open minded progressive young people to take this country into the future not a lot of uneducated commie socialist blind loyalist . .more

by tokolosh on January 21 2013, 11:31
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This upside-down so-called "treason" allegation....

.....sounds to me suspiciously like the ANCpfYL "pot" is trying to call FNB "kettle" , ....errrrmm, white ?

Chikurubi-Treason-Tutor :)

by John Austin on January 21 2013, 11:57
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@ john Austin
You are wrong so many times it is getting tedious.
it is clear why the ANC is making these charges.
Just as in Zimbabwe where white-controlled / owned / managed business (especially the commercial farmers) paid illiterate peasants to vote against . .more

by . on January 21 2013, 12:06
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@ john Austin
It seems . has your number. In Zimbabwe, glorious leader Mugabe has transformed the economy where white farmers are gone. Starvation is a small price to pay for such glorious victory.
Now, the tactically brilliant Zanu turns its attention to the . .more

by Insomnia on January 21 2013, 12:12
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Mugarbage the "avuncular"
"and so try to demean the long serving and avuncular democratic president"

hahahahahaha, also like the "democratic" bit as well.

thanks dot for the good chuckle. you are a laugh!!!

by Claude Rains on January 21 2013, 12:42
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These are the heirs of Mandela?
I wonder what a young Mr Mandela would have thought of a government that considers criticism of it to be treasonous? Or one that reacts of allegations of government wrongdoing by attacking the messenger for "attempting to destablilise the . .more

by NT on January 21 2013, 12:47
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Poor .
It's hard to tell if he's just trolling or genuinely stupid.

by ps on January 21 2013, 13:13
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Over-react much?
I'm still trying to process this response. It's just amazeballs. I must read it again when the tears have dried and I have recovered from the fit of hilarity it invoked the first few times I read it. ANCYL strikes again!

by The Big Slipper on January 21 2013, 13:28
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@ps
You are so smart aren't you?
you think I know bhugger nothing.
well, I have news for you--- I know bhugger all

by . on January 21 2013, 13:29
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FNB AD
Enough with the conspiracy theories,there's FBI for that I mean really now!

by 34 DD on January 21 2013, 13:45
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Who got rich from apartheid? Who is getting rich now?
Proof is in the details, we should have a corruption amnesty, reveal who got rich illegally or under corrupt situations during apartheid nd now like Greece issue a list of past and present corrupt acts then maybe we can know who got what where. Did . .more

by Youth on January 21 2013, 14:06
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Raoul Khoza also spoke out
Wasn't it about a year ago that Raoul Khoza , Chairman of Nedbank, also spoke out against corruption and poor leadership in the ANC? But when Michael Jordaan does what is essentially the same thing it is "racist" and "dragging us back into the dark years . .more

by Capetonian on January 21 2013, 14:59
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Sangoni does not speak for the entire Youth League
I am a ANCYL member and would like to distance myself from Khusela Sangoni-Khawe's paranoia. It seems the current leadership of the league is trying too hard to impress the status quo not to disband them from their cozy positions. This is just a cheap . .more

by Phume Ntlabati on January 21 2013, 14:59
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Are you for real?
Children used in a "callous and cruel manner"? Jordaan "agitates for an overthrow of our government"?

Khusela Sangoni-Khawe, are you smoking something or are you just retarded? What a crock of S*** you have written here...

by Lourie on January 21 2013, 15:29
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Taken for Fools
does the ancyl take us for fools?

by Krabby Patty on January 21 2013, 16:03
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The same FNB is financing Nkandla mos comrades
You sold the ANCYL out in Mangaung and barely after a month after moving into Mac Maharaj's office you have started talking nonsense.
All the best ANC Youth Desk!!!

by cde Seth Maverick on January 21 2013, 16:12
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Hilarious
Hahahahaha! Was this written by Trevor Noah?

by John on January 21 2013, 16:19
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hard won gains of women in this country
bwahahahah,. a rape every 19 seconds,. are these guys dreaming?

by Dream a little dream,. on January 21 2013, 16:40
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economic domination
lol,. do business with the ANC and you will do well in business,. Ke? economic domination you say?

by fools wil be fools,. on January 21 2013, 16:42
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Fakesters
by . on January 21 2013, 12:06





by . on January 21 2013, 13:29

by . on January 21 2013, 17:22
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ANCYL TACTICS
Find something terribly wrong about a word or statement.
Misinterpret it completely
Raise havoc so you can see the power of their thugs
Hope anybody with a little sense and manners won't call them STUPID
Develope this phrase into a . .more

by Ja well no fine on January 21 2013, 20:06
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@ ja well no fine
there is a tried and tested political methodology which confirms your explanation.
its called; simplify then exaggerate.
Works wonders.
FNB bosses are now going to have to show their mettle.
I will bet you a zillion to one they will . .more

by . on January 21 2013, 20:30
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What a load of...
What an absolute load of C***. Poorly written, "wanna-be revolutionary" garbage. Yet another reason for Cape Independence. It's about the only way for us (Black, White, Coloured and Asian) to be free of these idiots.

by Mark on January 21 2013, 21:40
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@Mark
The Cape Independence pipe dream is about as lucid as the ANCYL. Not one of these idiotic supporters has even thought about how this would work even if the rest of their fellow South African citizens allowed it. Furthermore, they brook no discussion or . .more

by Realist on January 21 2013, 22:49
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anc
So the ANC pulls a DA over the FNB ad *hypocrites of note*

by lehlohonolo on January 22 2013, 00:37
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Grow up!
This is getting so very boring! It's called free speech - turn the tv off if you don't like it and grow up. Anyway shouldn't you lot be in school?

by For Gods Sake on January 22 2013, 06:42
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Ho hum
The more things change, the more they stay the same. When FNB originally came up with its tree logo, the Nat government went ballistic, alleging that ANC symbols could be seen among the branches. Now we have the prickly current bunch exhibiting the same . .more

by William on January 22 2013, 06:54
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Treason
Herewith definition and how apt the tender advert.
trea·son (trzn)
n.
1. Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to . .more

by OBSERVER on January 22 2013, 07:53
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Power corrupts in a big way!
Just as happened with the Nationalist party in the eighties with the groot krokodil (P W Botha), when FNB was vilified by it over the perceived AK47 in its new tree logo and the then CEO for loans to a prominent members of the ANC we find a party led by . .more

by Ken R on January 22 2013, 08:18
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FNB
Another messenger bites the dust!!!

by Eric on January 22 2013, 09:30
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FNB
Harry S Truman said " If you can't convince them confuse them" . The ANC's response is another attempt to confuse the electorate as they have no hope in hell in trying to convince them. " I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a . .more

by Eric on January 22 2013, 09:40
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FNB
The best bit is that the ANCYL has overplayed its hand here. They don't seem to get the message (understandable since one has to shut one's mouth in order to listen). One must wonder how insecure and aware of their own shortcomings the ruling party must . .more

by Publius Ovid Naso on January 22 2013, 11:42
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FNB advert
The ANCYL overreacts and grand-stands. What they allege about FNB is basically nonsense but even if it was half-truth, every South African, including corporate citizens have a freedom of expression and speech.

by Molefinyana Phera on January 22 2013, 12:44
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Remember when...
Remember when the last time an FNB caused such an upset...

I think it was sometime around 1992.

The right (wing)ed that the new FNB logo showed a Rabbit, a black mans face, a rabbit and an AK 47.

The right were afraid that . .more

by Paul C on January 22 2013, 12:51
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FNB
Wow, FNB you touched a nerve!!!! Can you believe in our DEMOCRATIC counry you are not allowed to voice your opinions. I thought that is what all the fighting was all about.

ANCYL we all have as much right to air our views as you have, so . .more

by Laura on January 22 2013, 15:40
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Wow How Bad is this the ANCY
African National Congress .... Youth.

Everything you do is done hiding behind innocent youth no?
From an outsiders view. Why are they so upset about a message of thinking for yourself? How is that an attack, ANC??

by Greg on January 22 2013, 17:08
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Fakester
by . on January 21 2013, 20:30

by . on January 22 2013, 17:33
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