SA celebs tweet ANCYL violence

2011-08-30 15:02
Cape Town – In the wake of unrest and violent and rioting by ANCYL supporters outside Luthuli House in Johannesburg, the organisation and its leader Julius Malema has become a trending topic on Twitter.

Amongst the thousand of people taking to the social network to voice their opinions and concerns over the incident as it unfolds – are local celebrities who too have shared their thoughts on the matter.

Getroud met Rugby actor Izak Davel showed his amusement at a tweet by Ddisselblom band member and radio presenter Johrné van Huyssteen when he tweeted: "Whaaa Haaaa. RT @Johrne: Its National Malema day. Remember to wear your clown suit."

Gareth Cliff also exchanged jokes and opinions with fellow 5FM DJ and presenter DJ Fresh tweeting: "Ha ha ha RT @DJFreshSA: Rocks tender RT @JCVisionary: Where did Malema's supporters find so many rocks 2 throw in the JHB CBD?"

He also posted the following tweet, noting that he agreed with the original tweeter: "@redithlabi Totally agree. ANCYL leaders won't intervene or take responsibility for violence, but they'll "distance themselves". Cowardly"

DJ Fresh has been quite vocal on his Twitter page, choosing mostly to add small replies to others' tweets. He did however make this statement: "i am yet to hear ANY organisation admit that it is THEIR members that got up to shit during a protest... #Cowards"

'A tear in Madiba's eye'

Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr has also chosen to mostly retweet news sources as the story unfolded, but added this to the conversation on Monday as a reply to another tweet: "@pro_afrikaans: 'Malema sê hy is die produk van God' Miskien toe God effe in gedagte was."

Afrikaans comedian, actor and TV host Wicus van der Merwe added his view by simply tweeting: "I think I see a tear in Madiba's eye..." and later in a tweet addressed to President Jacob Zuma's Twitter account :"Hope you can see what happens when you don't act decisively! You make your bed..."


  • Spyti K - 2011-08-30 15:27

    No Wikus, some random lady makes the President's bed after having had breakfast and asking for taxi money.

  • I_Say - 2011-08-30 15:47

    @channel24 Thanks for translating STEVE "idiot" Hofmeyers tweet for us.. I take it you assume that your readers can/should all understand Afrikaans?????? - Lets see you take responsibility for that!!!

      PB - 2011-08-30 16:09

      Calm down to a simmer. Translated it means that Malema claims to be a product of God, maybe it was while God was sidetracked...

      I_Say - 2011-08-30 16:16

      I'm calm dude/tte.... just hate it when reporters don't take their audience into consideration.. Thanks for the Translation...

      gizzy - 2011-08-30 18:34

      Geez, relax there! I also didn't understand it and moved on!

      Joe_Public - 2011-08-30 22:06

      These guys resort to reporting on Tweets? Does that make them Twits or Twats?

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-31 08:09

      If you're on the internet, there's a fascinating thing called google translate, there's another fascinating thing called afrikaans-speaking co-workers, stop being lazy

  • Jarryd Wiggill - 2011-08-30 15:50

    Always The race card hey @sganja...

      sganja - 2011-08-30 15:54

      No Jarryd not always but in this case yes....

  • sganja - 2011-08-30 15:58

    Cowards deleted my post but my message was clear...

      Succubus - 2011-08-30 16:16

      What is the relationship between how clear your message was, and the cowards who deleted your message?

      gizzy - 2011-08-30 18:36

      Clearly it was........ ha!ha!ha!

      gatvol4corru - 2011-08-30 20:50

      Cos your intelligence lacks substance

  • Ollie - 2011-08-30 16:04

    My comment got deleted and this time i don't mind - only because i was replying to the idiot "King Tshepo" but i see he is now @potie exactly the same comment word for word LOL - he has stupid comments on every single subject no matter what "name "he uses - although a lot of my comments are deleted especially if i say someone is a racist!!!!

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-31 08:10

      someone obviously reported your comment, comparing humans to base animals is poor form, it's just not cricket

  • derkus - 2011-08-30 16:52

    i think News 24 is controled by the ANC

      gizzy - 2011-08-30 18:37

      And ANC supporters say it's controlled by the DA!

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-31 08:11

      It's actually controlled by me, I demand you sacrifice a small animal in my name or I will delete all comments

  • Trevor - 2011-08-30 19:08

    ahhhh...I love this...pity they did not have the BALLS to take this further...right now they/ANCYL all acting like spoilt BRATS......grow a set and show us REALLY what you are made of...

  • LuLuBug - 2011-08-30 19:56

    I_say, most south africans are billingual, so best "you say nothing"!

  • Phillippus - 2011-08-30 20:09

    I do agree with this people but if we take the Facebook saga under consideration from the white man posing on a lifeless body where do we draw the line. On the one side people try desperately to bring the country,under a bad lite in the international eye! On the one side it'e Julius Malema and the people who don't have better things to do on Facebook. I personally will not call any one of this two people my friend at all! South Africa don't need people like them at all!

  • Dolittle - 2011-08-30 20:43

    why is Mandela so silent? Would true heroes hide behind the curtain?

      Ryan Tunney - 2011-08-31 06:35

      Probably because he's embarrased...

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-31 08:13

      Leave Madiba alone, he's done his time in politics, he's and old man in the twilight of his twilight years. He can't control his legacy

  • schalkalbertyn0707 - 2011-08-30 20:48

    Gjee people! Lets all be the better man/woman and stop insulting each other! By writing such bad comments you are just as much a "coward" as described in the posts. Lets strive to build a better SA, and stop insulting each other!

      Phillip meyer - 2011-08-31 06:38

      waar is my jumpers schalk.

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-31 08:13


  • Eva Bogiages - 2011-08-30 22:08

    Please spare us the pain of having to read Gareth Cliff's vacuous comments. When will he ever make a meaningful contribution to any topic or debate? Ho hum.

      JuniperPearl - 2011-08-31 12:51

      He does so, every week morning of his life. He may come across as being a bit arrogant but he is well educated and well-informed, has his own opinions and sticks to them.

  • phillip.m.dikotla - 2011-08-30 23:33

    u created a bomb aganst others called malema juju boom! but it has been sent to u two because u didnt tel the company that created it when to stop. even ur mshini might not be able to help! where is it?

  • Briony - 2011-08-31 06:12

    At the end of the day Malema and his lil movement are not the futire of South Africa, because rock throwing and burning of shirts, flags, cars, bins whatever is not normal practise. Come one South Africa you are embarrassing us and we are the leading country on our continent... Im embarrassed to be South African when i open the newspapers. Malema should be in Prison like Zuma and a few others you are ciminals!!!!!

      suzi - 2011-08-31 08:32

      @Briony...Hear hear!!! I`m so with you.

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