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Westville Boys High t-shirts an outrage - ANC KZN

Senzo Mkhize
05 November 2013

Party says incident reflective of extent to which institutions undermine democratically-elected African leaders

ANC DISMAYED BY INSULTING T-SHIRTS INSULTING AT WESTVILLE SCHOOL

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal is offended by the level of disrespect shown by some of the teachers from the Westville Boys High who displayed T-shirts with pictures and wording ridiculing the ANC and its leaders (see pictures issued by the ANC KZN below).

We were shocked when we saw these T-shirts bearing faces of President Jacob Zuma, President Nelson Mandela and ANC NEC member and former Police Commissioner Bheki Cele with derogatory captions. One of them labelled leaders of our movement as "fakers since 1994" (see also Daily News report).

We view this as an attack on the ANC and on the country since the South African flag featured in the background. The T-shirts were displayed at the Westville Village Market Mall.

This incident reflects the extent to which certain institutions undermine democratically-elected African leaders, including international icons such as Madiba. It is unacceptable for a school's management to allow individuals with their own agendas to ridicule and insult the leadership of the country in this manner.

We strongly believe that the people involved in this despicable deed, which borders on racism, have a personal vendetta against the ANC and are now using innocent pupils to further their narrow venomous interests.

This is akin to insulting the leadership of the ANC and nullifying all the good work our movement, working with peace-loving South Africans, have done in making sure that racism is buried in this country.

We call on the management of the school to investigate this incident and make sure that people who were behind the design of these T-shirts are sanctioned. The ANC has fought bitterly to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic country where we can all live together in harmony.

The ANC is concerned about the growing trend in certain sections of our society which seek to undermine the good work that has been done so far in building social cohesion. We therefore cannot allow people who are hell-bent on employing underhand tactics to fuel hatred that reminds us of the dark days of apartheid.

It is also worth noting that whilst a section of teachers were rejoicing at the sight of these T-shirts, some, together with many residents, shared our anger.

The ANC is encouraged by the actions of a responsible citizen who brought these T-shirts to our attention. It is against this background that we commit ourselves to mobilising our society to isolate and reject all racist tendencies in our midst. We hope the school will work with the ANC to get to the bottom of this matter and ultimately expose the perpetrators behind this anarchy.

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Statement issued by ANC KZN Spokesperson, Senzo Mkhize, November 5 2013

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No well fine
Oh grow up why don't you. You are nothing special.

by EFFarter on November 05 2013, 21:01
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Where can I get one?
So it's OK for bussed in ANC supporters at a non-political event( Saldhana) to ridicule HZ in front of foreign investors but not OK to print a few T-shirts with opinions? What makes it racist to oppose ANC?

by Rock Rabbit on November 05 2013, 21:02
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confused ANC
Dear ANC, it's not 'akin to insulting the ANC'. It is insulting the ANC. The ANC is a political party and it needs to grow up and realise that political parties are valid targets for insults and criticism of all sorts.

This is not about social . .more

by democrat on November 05 2013, 22:04
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let me get this right
its OK to boo the leader of the official opposition off a non political stage and to call her a tea lady but its not OK to exoress frustration at aspects of ANC rule since '94?

by CM on November 05 2013, 22:05
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good expression
Great t-shirts. Clever idea. Nice sense of humour. Viva freedom of expression! Longlive the right to political satire.

by free speech on November 05 2013, 22:07
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mkhize
Social cohesion my foot. The ANC has no idea what that means other than throwing poo around. They are oh so touchy when they get back what they are dishing out. Get a life and grow up. People are entitled to an opinion and even though you think you have . .more

by YAHOO on November 05 2013, 22:21
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Right of reply
Let us give the perpetrators of this foul deed the right of reply.

Seems to me that the ANC fails to realise that it is rapidly becoming the laughing stock of thinking people all over the world (including some teachers)

by Peter Mansfield on November 05 2013, 22:25
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Lighten up fellas
Chaps seriously you ANC fellas must take a break from all that heavy Lenin. Read a little light comedy. Get out more. Walk in the country. Get over yourselves

by Bob if the shirt fits on November 05 2013, 22:58
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Buy the T-Shirt
Dear Senzo,
The problem is your organisation, from your president downwards, are false in every respect. They cannot be believed or trusted; they are liars. You as an ANC supporter are an accomplice in the deciet, destruction and colapse of this once . .more

by The Clever Native on November 05 2013, 23:01
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its called freedom of speach....
.....and its a right afforded to everyone, even those that disagree with anc policy.....

by onlooker on November 05 2013, 23:11
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where can I order
I would like some shirts.

by spas on November 05 2013, 23:29
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untouchable?
Since when are AfricasNewCorrupt untouchable? The T's are great should go on sale nationally.

by Dr Yes on November 05 2013, 23:47
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Great T-shirts
Well done, Westville Boys.
Mr Mkhize, I really doubt your claim that the ANC were 'democratically' elected. Now, be honest will you!

by ys on November 06 2013, 01:28
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SCHOLARLY!
They're clever. NO! ..........they're BRILLIANT! ...........I'm SENDING MY SON TO THAT SCHOOL!!!1

by tzME on November 06 2013, 05:47
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never too late
Mkhize! You should pack up and go back to school! I recommend .....WESTVILLE BOYS !!! Perhaps you'll learn to do your own thinking ... and not let others do your thinking for you .... like the anc political school?

by tzME on November 06 2013, 05:52
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Free Speech
I matriculated in '89. If it weren't for one outspoken History teacher who encouraged us to question the apartheid system and government, and initiated debates about imprisoned Nelson Mandela and the like, our class would have believed the one-sided lies . .more

by Yes Please on November 06 2013, 06:18
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Educate me please
Please educate me on why "This incident reflects the extent to which certain institutions undermine democratically-elected African leaders, including international icons such as Madiba. It is unacceptable for a school's management to allow individuals . .more

by Chris Potgieter on November 06 2013, 06:26
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Patriotism means loving your country not its corrupt leaders
The Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of expression and freedom of political association.

Does the ANC not understand these values? If not they must go.

by Garg on November 06 2013, 07:16
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What is unacceptable
Grow up and fix your party, then people won't have a reason to poke fun at you. The ANC does not deserve respect.

by ASB on November 06 2013, 07:17
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It is Art!
Seems like this was part of an art exhibition, probably the work of one of the matriculants. It is valid social commentary and as such should not be censored no matter who is offended, There are no sacred cows in art. Remember the recent fiasco over the . .more

by Asterix on November 06 2013, 07:36
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ANC double standards
You state that the incident borders on racism, wake up see what you are doing.
I dont want to be insulting, but you are obsessed by the white man and practicing racism in reverse. You talk about patriotism ???? look at the amount of corruption that is . .more

by Fred on November 06 2013, 07:39
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T-Shirts Insulting at Westville
Reconciliation my foot zanc chickens are coming home to roast and you are worried about T-Shirts by Stupid racists bigots PIGS , The issues that you should be worried about is LAND,NATIONALISATION OF MINES,BANKS AND OTHER STRATEGIC SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY, . .more

by Seage on November 06 2013, 07:40
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this is insult to our democracy
Please take your dirty politics & racist conotations outside of our beloved schools, there are platforms for politics & this is a platform for learning. This is a disgrace !!

by Thami on November 06 2013, 07:55
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looks to me
like a new fangled version of "laugh it off".
Oh well, the ANC is displaying its usual egotistical megalomaniac attitude.
presumably the ANC will be quite content, if instead of wearing T shirts, the children of Westville High just throw faeces . .more

by Pangolin on November 06 2013, 08:20
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ANC Control freaks protesteth too much
ANC hordes can sing what they want, wear whatever T shirts they want to, burn effigies, burn millions of rands worth of government buildings, drive drunk on Cape Town freeways, but woe betide anyone who wears a T shirt parodying the ANC. Such . .more

by Argus Eye on November 06 2013, 08:21
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Westville High
So it's ok to throw stones at DA politicians excercising their democratic right to address people but it's not right for others to voice their constitutional opinion Ticklemonsternoweeon the ANC. Grow up you immature bunch of woesies. Oh and learn the . .more

by Noel on November 06 2013, 08:29
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ANC vs WBHS
This is art for goodness sake - a matric final. This student has not done anything that the majority of free thinking South Africans feel so well done Westville Boys for the exhibition.

by Dulcie on November 06 2013, 08:32
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@ Thami
Critical thinking is a valuable part of education. Do you want our schools to produce unthinking dummies too afraid to speak out against what is wrong? How does a school child develop a social conscience if not exposed to many different political views, . .more

by Asterix on November 06 2013, 08:36
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Blind leading the blind
I have to agree with all the comments above except Seage and Thami. look at what has happened since the inception of the ANC and lets make it post Madiba. We have a leadership that allows racial slurs and fighting songs from one of their once beloved . .more

by TBP on November 06 2013, 08:42
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@ Thami
I may be wrong but I think that this may be the artwork of a matriculant. If it is part of a matriculant's art portfolio then the teachers would not be allowed to influence the work in any way, or even express an opinion on the subject matter. Much the . .more

by Asterix on November 06 2013, 08:44
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@ Thami
What do you call it when teachers leave their classes to attend political rallies called by the ANC. You are blind to what your own people are doing - sorry to say

by Frank on November 06 2013, 09:06
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Headmaster's comments in the Mercury
Here are some of the comments from the Westville Boys' High Headmaster in this morning's Mercury newspaper. Some of the ANC comments from the above statement were also in the story.
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Westville Boys' High Headmaster Trevor Hall . .more

by Ricky on November 06 2013, 09:28
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great T-shirts!!!
the top pic is a distortion of the Bakers Biscuit logo. My artistic take would have been two logo's, one below the other, top one saying: "the bakers man can" keeping with the original brand logo, and the bottom one would be as per the pic above with . .more

by Arterial clot. on November 06 2013, 09:35
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Lighten up ANC
Lighten up ANC. You aren't going to be around when Jesus returns. So fake it!

by Pete on November 06 2013, 09:48
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April fool
'The ANC has fought bitterly to build a united, non-racial, non-sexist and democratic country where we can all live together in harmony.'

I'm still trying to stop laughing!

by agncvw on November 06 2013, 09:51
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Bye bye OBE
Sounding more and more like ANC over-reaction. One got the impression that half of Durban's "white settler" community was wearing these T-shirts if you bought into the ANC hysteria. Teachers (the ones who work) maintain that CAPS, which replaced the . .more

by Argus Eye on November 06 2013, 09:59
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Anti ANC T-Shirts
Where can I buy some of these please?

by Gavin on November 06 2013, 10:45
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'...now using innocent pupils to further their narrow venomous interests.'
Tell that to the pupils you robbed of an education in your 1970's 'Liberation Before Education' campaign. In other countries around the world, oppressed majorities were embracing education, waiting for the inevitable to happen. While it was well known . .more

by Mark Schulz on November 06 2013, 10:48
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Way to go Westville
good work !!!!
your creativity is commended
where can I get a t-shirt :) fully supported

by Deneka Pillay on November 06 2013, 11:15
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ANC
The ANC's reaction whenever criticized or made fun of is so over the top that they make such fools of themselves. Bertrand Russel said " It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly". This . .more

by Eric on November 06 2013, 11:22
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politics... smoooolitics
quiet frankly i think its cool.
The ANC needs to start realizing that they have lost the respect of the citizens of this country. its a fact!!!
I wont even mention the other parties...aka EFF

by lost on November 06 2013, 11:58
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T-Shirt
The ANC is loosing face, and sight of reality - "truth will come from the babe and the drunk" More of the youth should sit up and take note of the supposed leaders of this country, as they are distended to live in the country we leave them. - are you . .more

by Keen obsever on November 06 2013, 12:04
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T-Shirt
Someone should mention how creatively genius these designs are? Then follow it with an explanation to the politicians of what 'racism' and 'anarchy' actually mean. Perhaps they should work with these teachers' more for an education than to witch hunt . .more

by Bob on November 06 2013, 12:40
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T-Shirt
Love It! Well done Westville! Were can we buy them? Laugh a little at ourselves and make the world a better place! :-)

by Sipho on November 06 2013, 13:10
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The ANC really loves it
What everybody really knows is that the ANC actually loves it when something as harmless as the T shirt saga occurs because they can latch on to it for propaganda purposes and to deflect attention from their failures. I would not have even known about . .more

by Argus Eye on November 06 2013, 13:22
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Art Exhibition
The t-shirts are part of an art exhibition created by the Westville BHS pupils. ANC wants the youth to vote but doesn't want them to think.

by Jen on November 06 2013, 14:13
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Westville T-Shirts
Congrats! Your T-shirts take the biscuit!!!

by trish on November 06 2013, 14:13
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keep it up
DA for the win.

by Cam on November 06 2013, 14:45
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grow up
if the president can build a multimillion rand house and the police commissioner can engage in fraud, they can put whatever they like on a t shirt.

also you use the word racisim, i don't think you know what that means. a racist says you are wrong . .more

by a former westville boy on November 06 2013, 14:56
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@Argus Eye
You are so wrong about CAPS. It is unbelievably prescriptive and narrow, where each teacher in a specific grade throughout the country is expected to teach the same content. This in itself is ludicrous because pupils develop at different rates - hence . .more

by ys on November 06 2013, 15:26
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go to hell
anc KZN can go to hell

by mos on November 06 2013, 15:37
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@ ys
Just reporting what I've been told, mercifully I've been out of school teaching for a long time, so I'm the first to admit I'm not the expert. What I have been told is that with the re-introduction of textbooks there is better organisation and teachers . .more

by Argus Eye on November 06 2013, 15:48
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Westville pupil.
I am a pupil at Westville Boys High School. I saw this piece of artwork progress, which it really did. I see the ANC makes reference to the fact that this is a racist gesture and that the ANC has been trying for many years to flush out the dark days of . .more

by Anonymous on November 06 2013, 16:08
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Go cry us a river please!!
Go cry us a river!

by BT on November 06 2013, 16:16
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Westville School
Respect is earned, not given away. Good for you Westville.

by Laura on November 06 2013, 16:22
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WELL DONE
well done to DANIEL BARTLETT

he's got the right idea

why is our government still F****** us?

by Steve on November 06 2013, 16:27
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A Step too far
Daily we are subjected to Zapiro's satirical brilliance, Trevor Noah's glib jibes at the country and let's not forget about Brett Murray's daring and iconic painting The Spear... all very poignant creative reminders of the reality that the SA in which we . .more

by Pippa McHale on November 06 2013, 16:29
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anc
@daniel

Your words are ferocious and vulgar but very effective, you should consider taking your idea's further

by hells yes on November 06 2013, 16:33
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ANC
You guys says you don't want racism yet with every issue you always say it is racism when it is not so maybe you should stop taking everything in the wrong way, and let go of the past. If it's okay for this to happen to other parties then and should be . .more

by Seriously on November 06 2013, 16:42
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education
Westville Boys High aims to nurture all round excellence, in Drama, Maths, English, rugby, swimming and yes, also in Art. We aim to develop independent thinkers, able to express their own opinions coherently. The number of positive comments are indeed . .more

by Westville teacher on November 06 2013, 17:09
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Ebra
WBHS has always been racist you only need to look at their admission policy, where affirmative sudents living in westville for +ver 20years and with parents working in westville for decades are declined wntry for whites living 20kms away

by Mo on November 06 2013, 17:13
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x
ANC need to worry about what is happening to this country... not some matric final. Grow up.

by x on November 06 2013, 17:42
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WBHS
Freedom of ...........?

by Jeremy Grant on November 06 2013, 18:23
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WBHS
Mo, have the balls to use your full name! Don't hide behind the anonymity of a nickname!

by Jeremy Grant on November 06 2013, 18:27
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Well Done WBHS
It's about time that the ANC woke up and started laughing at themselves, instead of calling everyone racists, when they don't like what others have to say. This is freedom of expression which our courts have just upheld. Well done to the artists.

by Alan C on November 06 2013, 18:52
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PROUD
I must admit, I am so proud of my school. To get this much exposure is incredible and the fact that everyone is taking our side is even better. Not to mention the artist could make millions selling these shirts. and what happened to freedom of speech?

by A westville pupil on November 06 2013, 18:56
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eff
Shows what can be done with a bit of eff art.

by jack on November 06 2013, 18:59
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ART
The shirts were part of an art final, part of the definition of Art is that is used for self expression. WBHS has one of the finest art departments in the country and produces world Class athletes. The ANC seems to forget where south africas olyimpic . .more

by Westville Matriculant on November 06 2013, 19:58
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Westville Boys Art
The Art Syllabus compiled by the ruling party and its associates has a section in as Politics and Society - expression - Well if the ruling party has a problem with a school teachers and learners doing what is expected in a syllabus then grow up - don't . .more

by Hans on November 06 2013, 20:15
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nonsense
So it's completely all good and well if comedians make jokes about the ANC? This looks like art to me. Calm down.

by FTS on November 06 2013, 20:30
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Westville shirt
VIVA WESTVILLE VIVA!!!!!!!

by Happy about this on November 06 2013, 20:35
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Re-definition of racism: ANC (Humpty Dumpty) style
The art work is fun, makes a social commentary, but I cannot see RACE in this. Political comment, social comment, moral comment. But not race. FFS, grow up, ANC. As you dish out half truths, hard-hitting comments, comments that miss the mark, so can . .more

by Philip T on November 06 2013, 21:07
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haters
There is nothing here showing racism but it is proveing how the ANC can't handle the truth. The art that is made at school allows us to express ourself and give us the freedom to express what we want. I might be in school but I know for a fact that we are . .more

by joshua Symons on November 06 2013, 21:16
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Westville Boys
Hope the student got an A!

by Sharon Ackermann on November 06 2013, 21:27
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haters
There is nothing here showing racism but it is proveing how the ANC can't handle the truth. The art that is made at school allows us to express ourself and give us the freedom to express what we want. I might be in school but I know for a fact that we are . .more

by joshua Symons on November 06 2013, 21:28
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Art that's caused a stir
That's more than you could have dreamed of achieving. You've attracted all this attention and made a point (and produced some fantastic art). That's Westville Boys High for you!

by Laura Konig on November 06 2013, 21:36
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Pure Genuis
The ANC label these art pieces as racist when they are merely expressions of political satire. Surely they must have learnt such terminologies in English lessons...

by Layla on November 06 2013, 21:38
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westville boys art exhibition.
Its called ART .this isn't politics,and besides what's happend to freedom of speech? This is not a communist country. Everyone has the right to freedom of speech.

by kelly on November 06 2013, 21:39
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LOL
*pure GENIUS LOL

by Layla on November 06 2013, 21:40
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art
In the every day world if you do something stupid,you will be ridiculed...you guys are not above this. I stand with westville boys all the way.after all it is just art.

by commenter on November 06 2013, 21:42
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art
This generation has not grown up in the apartheid era,so I'm not sure why this should become a racism issue. (ANC) seems to be the only ones stuck in the past "racism issues".

by kel on November 06 2013, 21:52
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why
Why is it when a man expresses his opinion about something, he is shut down? there are many people who think the same way and people who dont. Why is it that you only look at positive feedback on the anc instead of both negative and positive..you make no . .more

by honesty on November 06 2013, 21:53
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ANC over reacting
I am a student at Westville Boys' High School and never, have I ever come across a teacher who chooses to encourage work against our presidential party. My view towards the ANC becomes more and more dissapointing each time a situation is exaggerated to . .more

by Westville Boys' high pupil on November 06 2013, 21:53
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ANC MONKEY'S
The ANC is a racialistic party that is lead by a complete idiot. Jacob Zuma does not even have a grade 4 to his name! What is he even doing as our president besides spending all of our money!

by #THETRUTHHURTS on November 06 2013, 22:58
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WBhs Vs Art
Excuse me ANC dickheads that stopped an artist from constructing Elephants stating this is an ANC city and will not displat IFP symbols, first of all this is not an ANC city it belongs to all of us and is only run by ANC morons. That artist had a vision . .more

by Alf on November 06 2013, 23:25
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Love it!
We allow it in Europe..what makes the ANC so special to complain and act like assholes?

by DebiT on November 07 2013, 03:37
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t shirts
The T shirts are very clever! Those students could and should start a cheeky t-shirt business. They could probably pay for their studies that way.
They can use a printer or a vinyl cutter, the latter being cheaper.
The ANC is offended because all . .more

by jelry on November 07 2013, 06:31
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T's
I think it is a marketing ploy....all the publicity, now every body wants a T shirt, very clever, all profits to be shared between the ANC and WBHS!!

Seriously, the ANC needs to concentrate on service delivery and shutting down the viral . .more

by Mike on November 07 2013, 06:48
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Tshirts
I would love a few of these Tshirts..where can we purchase them. Think the brains behind this are so good. Well done boys. The ANC is guilty of their fraud corruption etc that's why the retaliate like they do.

by Ingy on November 07 2013, 07:06
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how stupid
hating the shirts its just being racist to ANC why couldn't they put DA ONY ANY OTHER PARTY ESPECIALLY BY USING SA FLAG COLOURS.THE SHOWS THAT THEY NOT PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICANS APARTHEID FINISHED LONG TIME AGO BUT THEY STILL BRINGING IT UP..WHAT A . .more

by kwlkidzgroup@gmail.com on November 07 2013, 07:38
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Humour
Constitutional Court Judge Sykes said in the "Laugh it Off case",
"A society that takes itself too seriously risks bottling up its tensions and treating every example of irreverance as a threat to it's existence. Humour is one of the great solvents . .more

by Bev on November 07 2013, 07:44
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Art at WBHS
The ANC must apologise to WBHS for it's over-reaction and for overlooking the ideals of the Constitution. Imagine what could be achieved if all the misdirected energy could be chanelled into service delivery.

by SA citizen on November 07 2013, 07:47
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I designing one...
Well done Westville Boys High, the t-shirt are nice. Guess every white person are so willing to have one right now....my design on HZ is coming out soon. Hoping to see which one will have more buyers

by Nobuhle on November 07 2013, 07:55
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Some people must retract their statements!
Senzo, ball is in your court!

by R on November 07 2013, 08:33
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Since when did God abdicate.
The ANC is full of bullshit!

by Paul C on November 07 2013, 08:35
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"Its Racism"
I am interested to know how this "boarders racism". I am hoping the writer can substantiate this. I have just (again) looked up racism in the dictionary and in light of this, the writers comment makes no sense at all. Senzo Mkhize, please, please explain.

by R. Westbrook on November 07 2013, 08:55
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Who gave ANC right to remove art?
Who gave the person holding this ART permission to remove it from the exhibition??? Disgusting, ANC you should be ashamed if yourselves! Since when did the ANC become a race? Every South African has the right to choose his or her own political party and . .more

by Who gave you permission? on November 07 2013, 09:15
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this boy got it right
I am a old boy of Westville .this shirt is very well done and artistic it also expresses freedom of speech .trevor noah and zapiro can do it way cant this boy .anc must just grow up, they can run around doing what ever they want and they should be . .more

by very well done on November 07 2013, 09:22
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ANC does not hold true power
As a Westville Old Boy, I am proud to see that the school is producing free thinkers who will challenge the status quo. That the ANC is so fearful of a school pupils thoughts is indicative of how frail the force of control that they have over us. They do . .more

by Clive R on November 07 2013, 10:00
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Well done WBHS
Want to thank the ANC for all this wonderful free publicity for a great school. GO WBHS GO....

by Dorothy on November 07 2013, 10:33
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Practice what you preach ANC.
Practice what you preach ANC, you are the most racist organisation of all.

by Barry on November 07 2013, 11:55
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Freedom of Expression
So the ANC are going to bully the pupils of a school that have expressed their right to freedom of expression. Grow some thicker skin, ANC, these pupils have every right to express themselves, and I cannot understand where there is any racist . .more

by Staffy on November 07 2013, 12:27
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haha
jubula geee!
westville...westville

by ol boy on November 07 2013, 13:11
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Fear
If you have nothing to fear ANC, and you stand by your values, and you know you are doing well for us all, then why are you shaking in your boots? Do you not have bigger threats to worry about? Like ME?

by mark on November 07 2013, 13:21
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Distractions
There is a branch in the ANC that specifically expose these kind of expressions like "the spear" painting to distract the media consuming public from the ANC's failures and stall public responses to the REAL issues at hand. Not to mention its a great way . .more

by lisa on November 07 2013, 13:29
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The ANC has fought bitterly to build a blah blah rubbish
Stop worrying about absolutely brilliant, satirical T Shirts that depict true freedom of expression and work on the corruption of the government, the world's top crime country (harmonious living??) still insisting on the "quota" system in sport and the . .more

by Heather on November 07 2013, 13:35
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Freedom of speach
What happened to freedom of speech and democracy ? If it bothers the ANC it must have it a nerve

by KJ on November 07 2013, 13:56
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WBHS Is Not In The Wrong.
WBHS is a government school. The matriculates were merely producing artwork on the topic made by the ANC education department which was "A political and social satire". There were showing their view points. If the government doesn't like their . .more

by Marcus on November 07 2013, 14:02
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Fakers
i actually congratulate the people who thought of this idea. It shows the cracks in the wall the ANC has been building since former president Mandela left the office. If we want to discuss racism, i recomend the ANC does something about the EFF, which . .more

by Ray on November 07 2013, 14:45
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wbhs art
I, myself, am part of the art class from where these works came and can tell you without a hint of doubt that WBHS promotes anything BUT racism and discrimination. that being said, the works themselves aren't racist at all. they are purely satirical and . .more

by WBHS sutdent on November 07 2013, 14:47
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free speech
I love it, our constitution supports freedom of speech, so let's be free to say what we feel. Satire is a great non-offensive way to send a message, and using well know icons was very smart, such as with Laugh It Off. I am sure Shapiro has no friends in . .more

by Nat on November 07 2013, 15:20
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liars cheats and thieves
Viva crime, viva nepotism viva ineptitude viva greed viva dishonesty viva anc

by amandla on November 07 2013, 15:25
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what a joke
A couple of quirky well placed slogans are deemed to be racist but ANC leaders chanting "One boer one bullet" is perfectly acceptable?

What a joke!

by McCallum on November 07 2013, 15:37
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Excuse me - do you work for the Apartheid Censorship Board?
Get off your high horse - who are you anyway? Seems the truth hurts ... People make jokes about you because the ANC leadership is a joke - it is unaccountable, corrupt, and out of touch with the people.

When you hear police sirens it is either . .more

by Arbitrary Nobody Celebrities on November 07 2013, 16:21
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SO PEOPLE ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO OPPOSE OTHER PARTIES BESIDES ANC??
This is absolutely rediculous! The EFF holds banners threatening whites, the ANC supporters boo others on stage, publically attack other political parties and its ok? Since when are we not allowed to voice our opinion? And the ANC have made lots of . .more

by monica on November 07 2013, 16:24
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Really?
In South Africa, were supposed to have this cool little thing called FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
very clever art though!

by Saunders on November 07 2013, 16:26
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Evolution
The T-shirts are clearly anti-ANC. If the ANC consider them racist does this mean that the ANC have evolved into a new race group? How will the next census define this new race?

by Rock Rabbit on November 07 2013, 19:01
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Well done!
Art is meant to create debate. Mission accomplished.

by Shane on November 07 2013, 19:13
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anc
Pity the idiots who are supposed to be governing this country don`t have the same reaction and conern about corruption rape thieving murder service delivery abuse of women and children education crisis unemployment pensions of R 1200 and all the other . .more

by just asking on November 07 2013, 20:38
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This student should get an A plus.
Art with a hidden message.
ANC pundits read the message and make a change morons.

by Jzee on November 07 2013, 21:16
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WESTVILLE BOYS HIGH T-SHIRTS
Welldone Boys. You kicked a bush and the hyena yelped. It's amazing how the truth stings. Now the cherry on the top to a small enterprise: Free publicity from the ruining party and a massive new business boost from the wreckers of SA PTY Ltd. Please guys. . .more

by REALIST IN AFRIKA on November 07 2013, 21:27
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Great ART
Were can i get one, need one soon;) ... well done great art work!!!!

by Westville Boys High T-Shirt on November 08 2013, 08:26
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Stop hating
Don't hate... CONGRATULATE!!!

by tom jones on November 08 2013, 08:26
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WEE not racist
stop wasting your time!

by Thaine Baird WBHS on November 08 2013, 08:43
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Freedom of expression
I cannot believe the ANC can spend so much time and effort to opposing this small issue by school kids

It is clear that the people who are ranting and raving need to get a life and do not understand the issue of freedom of speech and . .more

by Dave on November 08 2013, 08:44
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ANC lost the plot this time (again)
Westville High should mass produce the T shirts and sell them

They would raise thousands for the school to to improve the facility (Not that they need improvement but why not)

If the ANC want to create so much publicity someone should . .more

by Mike on November 08 2013, 09:06
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nutral
well you knw, sometimes we always wonder why kids have so much power over parent! purely because we allowto talk however they feel.

i couldnt careless about the T-shirt, as a matter of the fact ANC needs to grow up period.

and then . .more

by mhhhhhh!!! my name? i dnt knw on November 08 2013, 10:39
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get a life zuma
trevor hall ure a a legend. dis aint racist and da cabinet sucks.give us back our tax exe VOTE DA

by an ANC hater on November 08 2013, 11:51
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Freedom of a Democratic Country
Brilliant , these t-shirts should go on sale nationally .

The ANC needs to be educated, one better the DA should distribute similar T-Shirts
Nationally to embrace Democracy.



by ANC on November 08 2013, 15:57
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ANC reaction to Westville Boys' High tee shirts
Laugh - and the world laughs with you.

Cry - and you cry alone.

Racist, as defined by the ANC KZN, would appear to embrace any opinion, idea or action that differs from the official ANC line.

Because of cultural . .more

by Old Bok on December 24 2013, 01:49
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WBHS
Indeed the entire saga is not much to do about nothing. Surely it must be noted that despite the satire therein it is provocatory inflammatory and insulting. This behaviour although described in many of the comments as freedom of speech etc serves not the . .more

by Dr Govender on December 24 2013, 03:50
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Powerplay
Sadly underneath the laughable is a truism. African politicians demand absolute subservience (as illustrated here). “Democracy” is merely one of a number of ways of capturing power in Africa. Thereafter this power is ruthlessly protected. This is why the . .more

by August on December 24 2013, 06:42
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WBH T- shirts
An insult to the ANC and it's hero's and using Madiba to boot. Well chap, it's the ANC that insults it's hero'seg. a premier who in her first month blew R 27000.00 and something on take away foods!!!!! Now that's an insult to Mr. Mandela. You fakes.

by Peedof on December 24 2013, 08:42
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The ANC must go
It's all well and good the ANC ranting and raving about these T shirts. maybe they wouldn't be so funny if they weren't true. Given the parlous state of the ANC and all its corrupt cronies and their criticism of any criticism can any body tell me exactly . .more

by Ceghi on December 25 2013, 15:13
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Not only T-Shirts in the Firing Line
The ANC is horrified at the t-shirts.
So what: South Africa is horrified and scandalised at the ANC!
Next thing they will be banning Michelin, because the Michelin Man, who bears a striking resemblance to Him-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, is white, and . .more

by Egon Wittenberg on January 14 2014, 10:57
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