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Lindiwe Mazibuko living in lala-land - ANCYL

Khusela Sangoni-Khawe
13 February 2013

League says DA PL's predictions of a severe ANC setback in the 2014 elections are delusional

DA's Lindiwe lives in Lala-Land

It was with great amusement that the African National Congress Youth League noted DA Parliamentary Leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko's comments on the African National Congress's prospects at the general election to be held in 2014 (see AFP report).

Ms Mazibuko, a young lady who joined politics through the helpful hand of an academic dissertation in 2007; 13 full years after the ANC's historic breakthrough at the country's first democratic elections and 97 years after the formation of this gallant people's movement, believes that today she is an authority on how the people of South Africa shall vote come 2014.

By her own admission, her interest in this country was awakened from watching it afar in England, secure and comfortable in the luxury of a detached upbringing.

As reported in the media, and no doubt delivered with glee by Mazibuko, she has the audacity to believe that the people of South Africa will switch a well deserved and long-held allegiance to the African National Congress to the liberal, racist and irrelevant Democratic Alliance, delivering what she hopes will be a "hammering of the ANC... resulting in the ANC dropping to the 50"s" come 2014.

Not only is she totally misguided, she lives in lala-land and has demonstrated her lack of understanding of South Africa and the commitment that the African National Congress has made and fulfilled to the people of this country.

Ms Mazibuko will be well advised to restrain her eagerness and enthusiasm to the ever present propaganda of the DA that they are a party of the people, instead of seeking to enter into the important world of the real socio-economic transformation project of this country, agreed to by the people and led by their organisation, the African National Congress.

She is unknown in any revolutionary agenda to believe she can speak today on the person of the Head of the Republic of South Africa, Comrade Jacob Zuma. A boisterous newcomer to the challenges faced by our people, she fails to comprehend even a fraction of the unrelenting sacrifice and dedication of the African National Congress, its members and the people of this country.

Seen against totality of the experiences of this country, Lindiwe spews rhetoric on all manner of things, however we believe she must first humble herself to learn and understand, from more than a dissertation on the Madam, the people's struggles and our revolutionary project before being driven to comment on our expected performance in the elections.

The quest for a better life, 101 years on is driven by the blood, sweat and tears of ordinary men and women who today would never sacrifice themselves at the alter of convenience and expediency that is the Democratic Alliance. Lofty debates and presuppositions with no merit and understanding of the real South African condition are not helpful.

We trust that next time Lindiwe is filled with self-inflicted delusions of grandeur, she may do well to consider the many strides and achievements that the African National Congress and the people of this country have recorded towards a better life for all.

While they are many, perhaps it becomes important to expatiate on a few including amongst them a stable democracy, expanded access to basic services, a functional social support system, greater exposure to education opportunities for those who previously did not have and the entrenchment of very important and very fundamental rights such as the right of a young girl to consistently attack the Leader of the Revolution, have such right protected by the Constitution, as equally the right of others to respond.

While much has been done, much more still needs to be done, we are confident the people of the Republic of South Africa will deliver an overwhelming mandate to the ANC to continue our transformation project towards economic freedom in our lifetime.

Statement issued by the ANC Youth League, February 13 2013

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The opposition Democratic Alliance plans to give the ruling ANC a serious black eye in the 2014 elections by winning up to 30 percent of the vote, a party leader has told AFP. “We are aiming for 30 percent,” said Lindiwe Mazibuko, the DA’s Parliamentary leader and the woman tipped by many to one day lead the opposition. “I suspect that we will get between 25 and 30 on a sunny day, and between 20 and 25 if it's a particularly uphill battle,” she said, acknowledging a likely ANC victory."
AFP, February 12 2013
 

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Blue Wave Approaching
If the DA was irrelevant why waste time writing this drivel?

by Rock Rabbit on February 13 2013, 14:06
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ancyl drivel
do you lot think that 'economic freedom" means that you get everything most people work for for free?

Not in my lifetime retards.

by jaxon browne on February 13 2013, 14:58
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Regrettably Lindiwe is out of her depth.
One wonders what Zille was thinking in letting Lindiwe get her position. It is like a lamb to the slaughter. Desperate to have a black face as a leader maybe? More people are questioning the DA these days so it might be true that they get a bit of a smack . .more

by ANC might be right. on February 13 2013, 15:28
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request
It is most unbecoming of an organisation (or person) to belittle as a means of rebuttal or any form of correspondence for that matter, be it formal or informal. It speaks to the character of the respondent and nothing else. I therefore kindly request of . .more

by Rubisco on February 13 2013, 15:30
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@jaxon

You make the mistake in your first line in assuming that they think. Not so. This is evident from the fact that they cannot remember what economic freedom actually is, despite having had the definition outlined for them many a time and . .more

by Ophthal on February 13 2013, 16:00
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ancyl
Struggle politics and struggling to understand the reality we live in.Cannot get out of the struggle mode.

by wm on February 13 2013, 16:07
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Good grief....

"It was with great amusement...."

So begins the latest bit of drivel from the ANCYL.

It was with even greater amusement that I read through this wonderful example of mangled syntax and pseudo-Marxist rubbish.

Apart . .more

by Marc V on February 13 2013, 17:04
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even a Micky Mouse watch has the correct time twice a day
Mazibuko is living in lala-land; the dumb masses will give the ANC another resounding mandate to misgovern. Welcome to Africa.

by Realist on February 13 2013, 19:57
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the ANCYL is in Coma not to realise Lindiwe is right
This week only I have received 13 new youth members, the thing that makes me write about this new members is because they were never canvassed or asked 2 join the DA ,they just decided to do that themselves and most of them are less than 25 year , if . .more

by cllr Lawrence Shabalala on February 14 2013, 05:53
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EatChickenFeet
As a permanent lala-land resident I can confirm that, although our population consist largely of counter revolutionaries and bloody agents, we have no "Lindiwe" here. All our residents weigh less than 100kgs...

by greetings from lala-land! on February 14 2013, 08:05
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Lindiwe Mazibuko
I think the writer is getting concerned that there is a new educated young black South African looking for a secure future.To attack Lindiwe is to attack the weaker side of the opposition.However they are getting stronger and possibly irritating the . .more

by Alan Evans on February 14 2013, 10:18
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Khusela Sangoni
Just loads of drivel falling out of your mouth.
Any SA'n is entitled to comment on the vices or virtues of the ANC and the president of our country.

The ancyl is totally irrelevant in the broader scheme of politics.
Pres Zuma and his . .more

by Observer on February 14 2013, 10:22
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Khusela Sangoni-Khawe: the new Kindergarten zuma-gang praise-singer
why couldn't you say " great education"? why did you say " greater exposure to education opportunities for those who previously did not have"?? (anc speak for: "useless current education system")

I see Ms Mazibuko is getting to you which is . .more

by Harris P Norton on February 14 2013, 13:27
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Below 60%? ??
"hammering of the ANC... resulting in the ANC dropping to the 50"s" come 2014.

Ignore the drivel in this article. Instead focus on what Mazibuko, what is meant by that in DA cirles, and how the ANC have interpreted it.

Mazibuko . .more

by Altto on February 14 2013, 13:35
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A rant from the tea-girl
another brainless "connected" tart with a mattress strapped to its back and carpet burns, just like the magdeline bint. As useful as a cat-flap in an elephant enclosure.

Sangoni-kakwe: spend your time trying to stay relevant as an organization . .more

by dismantle the useless ANCYL on February 14 2013, 13:40
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Sadly, I think this fool is right
If the overwhelming support for Zuma783 at Manguang is any indication, I do believe the ANC will only garner even more votes at the next election, not fewer. And the abuse of power we are witnessing now in the ANC is bound to get far worse thereafter. I . .more

by Miksa668 on February 14 2013, 14:10
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Overwhelming support for Zuma at Mangaung
Speaking to someone very politically connected to ANC, it was revealed that a large number of Tee-shirts celebrating Zumas "Overwhelming victory" at Mangaung was ordered WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION!!!! The whole thing was rigged!!!!.....

by Essdee on February 14 2013, 14:46
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Come 2014
You keep on saying come 2014, yet we are the ones who will be voting on 2014. Come 2014. Do you think we are going to vote for Nkandla renovations, tuck shops for Makumalo, clinic next to Zuma's house, Police Stations one nearby another. I am an ANC . .more

by Me on February 14 2013, 16:32
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ancyl
My, but Lindiwe has rattled your cage.

There is more than just a suspicon that most of the venom spewed forth has to do with gender. A bitter pill to swallow when a bright female puts you into a little box.

She happens to be free to . .more

by YAHOO on February 14 2013, 22:55
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Great strides?
The kiddies' club says :

"Lindiwe -------- may do well to consider the many strides and achievements that the African National Congress and the people of this country have recorded towards a better life for all."

Heh..heh...heh...heh as . .more

by Mute Fool on February 15 2013, 00:32
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