Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chaos as ANC Disrupts Council

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CARRIED AWAY: ANC councillor Kuthula Mamba dances with a makeshift AK47 during a rowdy meeting in the Civic Centre yesterday. 

ANC councillors chanted slogans, banged on desks and dumped documents on the floor of the city council chamber.
Their undisciplined actions saw yesterday’s meeting disrupted for hours as they objected to the draft budget.
It contains increases for rates, water and electricity.
Speaker Dirk Smit was unable to control the meeting.
Things became heated as ANC councillors accused the Speaker of ignoring opposition councillors.
At the centre of the chaos was the 2014/2015 draft budget set to go out for public comment.
The ANC refused to vote on the budget after Mayor Patricia de Lille presented it to council.
De Lille said the draft would have an operating budget of about R28 billion and a capital budget of just over R6bn.
The city was proposing a 6 percent increase in rates, 7.6 percent for electricity, 8 percent for water and sanitation and a 5.9 percent hike for solid waste.
De Lille said they were smaller than last year’s hikes.
After hours of what some councillors called “pandemonium”, the draft budget was approved by 132 of the 142 councillors present.
ANC councillors said they were unable to decide on the draft as they had not had an opportunity to go through the documents.
ANC chief whip Xolani Sotashe said that according to the Municipal Finance Management Act, the yearly budget had to be accompanied by the necessary documents.
“We have not received any draft resolutions and if the council wants us to apply our minds, then the documents should have been issued to us 72 hours before,” Sotashe said.
Smit explained that it was a draft budget which would go out for public comment once the council had voted on it.
He had taken legal advice which said a decision could be made on the draft budget.
ANC councillors then protested loudly, shouting that correct procedure was being flouted. Smit was unable to bring the meeting to order, leading to an adjournment of nearly two hours.
Chanting and singing from the ANC benches continued and members later threw the draft budget documents on to the floor in the middle of the chamber.
Sotashe said Smit had misled the council as he had not sought the advice of the city’s lawyer.
“We spoke to the lawyer and he said the Speaker did not ask him for legal advice. Mr Speaker we are expressing our disgust.
“This is not a DA council, this is a multi-party council,” Sotashe said.
Smit ruled that the meeting would continue despite the ongoing interruptions.
De Lille appealed to councillors to continue with the business of the day saying “we are bordering on ill-discipline and abusing the rules of council”.
The meeting eventually carried on without further disruptions, but many DA councillors said the ANC’s actions were part of their electioneering.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Vote ANC & Get A FREE Prostitute!

(PIC) A prostitute commissioned to campaign for the ANC. Gwede Mantashe behind her.
A prostitute commissioned to campaign for the ANC. Gwede Mantashe behind her.

It’s BYE-BYE food parcels and HELLO free prostitutes. In a desperate attempt to win votes, the ANC has embarked on what can be classified as the world’s most shocking election campaigns yet, by adding sex workers to the equation.
According to an exposé published by a popular Sunday newspaper, this jaw-dropping campaign was officially launched during the January 8 Statement held in Mpumalanga, where an array of prostitutes were whisked from [literally] all corners of Gauteng province to join in umzabalazo.
“I have never seen so many short skirts in one place at the same time… It was like watching an episode of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not,” said one very excited Mpumalanga man, who added that after this spectacle, he will definitely be voting for the ANC.
Following years of empty promises, fraud, corruption, sexual scandals and the extortion of taxpayers’ money, South Africans have lost all faith in the ruling party, with many confirming that they’ve heard enough and will not be voting ANC into power again.
One gatvol township resident went on to say that the only time they get to interact with ANC leaders within their respective community is once every five years during election campaigns. After winning, they disappear and it’s business as usual; lavish living, nepotism, fraud, corruption etc.
In light of this, the ANC is certainly getting nervous. The proliferation of new political parties mushrooming everywhere is also adding to the pressure, the recent one being Desmond Tutu’s gay political party called ‘DRAAMA’ [Democratic Religious Alliance Against Minority Antagonism].
According to well placed sources at Luthuli House, the tinned-fish and Iwisa maize meal food parcel strategy was no longer working for the ANC, therefore the party had to explore other ‘innovative’ ways to garner votes.
It is alleged that the initial ‘campaign testing stage’ held in Mpumalanga was a resounding success. Well trained ‘ladies of the night’ were given a ‘brief’ to wear the shortest skirts and shorts with no panties underneath and to lift their legs higher than Mount Everest when chanting struggle songs. It is alleged that the “below the belt bulge” was trending amongst comrades at the venue.
Said ANC’s spokesperson, Jackson Mthembu: “According to ANC’s protection of information act, we are not at liberty to discuss our election campaign strategy with the media. Whether we use prostitutes to campaign for us or not is an internal matter and will be treated as such.”
Leading to the elections, it is alleged that a toll free line will be made available for horny South Africans to call in and have raunchy phone sex sessions with the prostitutes. The prostitutes will also make house calls for those looking for a more physical action.
Additionally, insiders claim that male and female prostitutes will be deployed across all voting stations to ensure that all voters are kept ‘entertained’. Due to small penile size issues endemic amongst South African men, the campaign opted to use male prostitutes from Nigeria, Ghana and other West African countries to ensure that female and gay voters are left gasping for more.
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