Saturday, February 06, 2010

Mandela to commemorate release from prison

Here is an article that appeared in the Weekend Argus yesterday (5 Feb 2010) about a great honouring for the internationally acclaimed South African hero (sarc), Nelson Mandela. But guess who didn't pitch up for their rally commitment today? My guess is that Tokyo Sexwale and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will have to jump through a few hoops in the next few days to prove their rediscovered loyalty for the ANC and its icons. Tip for the ANC supporters - don't pitch up at a rally until the key speakers have already arrived.

Former president Nelson Mandela will attend an event at Groot Drakenstein jail outside Paarl next Thursday to commemorate his release from prison 20 years ago, Deputy Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Friday.

President Jacob Zuma will speak at the event outside the prison, which was formerly known as Victor Verster, Mbalula said.

"We are expecting the Mandela family and Mr Mandela himself to be present," Mbalula said in Cape Town.

"We are expecting no less than 20 000 to gather around the prison."

The event would be attended by ANC veterans, Ahmed Kathrada and Denis Goldberg. Mandela's wife, Graca Machel, would also attend.

Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela would lead a 500m symbolic walk made with Mandela on his release on February 11.

After the event, Mandela was due to attend Zuma's state of the nation address in the National Assembly.

"Madiba will be at the state of the nation address," Mbalula said.

"We have met with family and discussed everything. Everyone will be there. Grandchildren and veterans and stalwarts of the struggle will also be there."

Part of the celebrations will include ministerial door-to-door campaigns in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Worcester.

A mini rally, to held in Stanford, will be hosted by Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale and Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Cadre forums hosted by former Western Cape premier and presidential advisor Joel Netshitenzhe will be held in Riviersonderend and Grabouw.

Planning Minister Trevor Manuel will host a forum in the town of Swellendam.

Other forums will be held in Howston and Kleinmond.

Mbalula and ANC Youth League president Julius Malema will hold a forum in Gansbaai. - Sapa

5 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

oooooh, the pomp and ceremony...I can't take this shite anymore...another fucking party!

Just another excuse for the nig-nogs to have a free pissup..hope they all choke on their fuckin blue labels..

Snowy Smith said...

Mandela is a “PUPPET” of the NEW WORLD ORDER Globalisation.
Pik Botha is a “PUPPET” of the NEW WORLD ORDER Globalisation.
FW De Klerk is a “PUPPET” of the NEW WORLD ORDER Globalisation.

Al Gore is a “PUPPET” of the NEW WORLD ORDER Globalisation.
Obama is a “PUPPET” of the NEW WORLD ORDER Globalisation.

Anonymous said...

Mandela is a white hating communist, and should be necklaced!

Dmitri said...

When is this stinking kaffir going to kick the bucket?

Anonymous said...

The sooner he makes his way to hell the better for all. The real ANC will emerge. At the moment Mandela is keeping the savages at bay...
I WILL NOT watch Ivictus. Any kind of honoring of this terrorist is a hypocracy of who he truly is. Maybe in 100 years time the media will tell the truth of who he really is.