Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Poking the tiger

Remember that Zulu versus Xhosa thing I told you about?

In the blue corner is the Inkatha Freedom Party (Zulu) – NOT to be trifled with.

In the red corner is the ANC Youth League (Xhosa).

The longstanding enmity between the two tribes goes back centuries and has been simmering just below the surface for some time.

Background for foreigners: the ANC Youth League is a bunch of spoilt, intensely dense bunch of ADULTS with a reckless, aggressive deportment. The last ‘youth’ leader moved off at the age of 37! Apparently, in the ANC, ‘youth’ can mean anything - which may help explain some of their juvenile behaviour, come to think of it.

There is no need for the ANC Youth League. The ANC Youth League is like a second arsehole for the ANC.

Week after week, they fart out innuendos, unsubstantiated accusations, conspiracy allegations, shite of the highest order totally without merit, like rich kids able to do whatever they want knowing their daddies (the main ANC Party) will bail them out of trouble every time.

The ANC needs them to indoctrinate the youth into the party hence why they tolerate them but even spoilt rich kids get a bloody nose from time to time and messing with the IFP is not something you want to do.

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IFP denies link to township violence

The parliamentary multiparty task team has been told that the xenophobic violence that swept through Alexandra township was a planned, politically motivated attack.

Fingers were pointed at residents of nearby hostels. At least three men, who allegedly pin-pointed victims and houses to be attacked, have been arrested.

The community has also identified another suspect from one of the hostels. His name will be given to the police.

The team of parliamentarians, led by chairman Obed Bapela, visited Alexandra, Tembisa, Reiger Park and Germiston in Ekurhuleni to hear evidence from various stakeholders on the cause of the violence.

The committee held talks with representatives from the ANC, IFP, PAC, ANCYL , councillors, non-governmental organisations, Alexandra community policing forum, religious leaders, government officials and senior local and provincial police officers.

Both the ANC in the township and police believe the violence was planned. Alexandra police station commissioner Director Theko Pharasi told the committee that violence was preceded by a meeting of local hostel dwellers.

An ANCYL spokesman accused the IFP of being behind the violence, saying that the police needed to beef up their intelligence work to get to the bottom of the problem.

But IFP representatives at the meeting, Madala Abraham Mzizi and Nhlanhla Msimang, rejected the allegations.

Msimang said the July 2007 meeting, which he attended, was meant to discuss a lack of service delivery for the hostel dwellers and planned protest against the issue.

“People were demanding houses and jobs and the police had to intervene,” Msimang said. “The situation is not known to the IFP.”

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