Tuesday, October 11, 2011

How friends of Zuma and Malema hit the Jackpot

The 17th World Festival of Youth and Students was held, last year (2010), in Pretoria, South Africa from 13 – 21 December. It was supposed to be a most important massive political and cultural celebration for peace and friendship between youths of the world (mainly leftwing socialists), but the festival turned out to be a scandalous money- squandering affair, and a major embarrassment for South Africa.

The entire event was chaotic as speakers who were billed to address delegates failed to turn up and violence erupted. It has also come to light that contracts where dished out, left right and centre, to friends of the ANC Youth League leader, Julius Malema, as well as friends of Jacob Zuma.

The festivals are organized every four years in different countries all over the world by the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), who are recognized by the United Nations as an international youth non-governmental organization. WFDY describes itself as "anti-imperialist, left-wing" – Source. 

It’s quite odd that the word “Democratic” is designated, while most of these youth festivals are held in socialist countries – Source.

The true extent of the corruption involved, and money wasted during the 2010 South African festival, hosted by the ANC Youth League under the banner of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), has only recently come to the fore. From the R106 million that was wasted, R40 million was supplied from the coffers of the National Lottery. The rest of the money mostly came from taxpayers pockets.

Opposition political parties’ youth wings have now called on President Jacob Zuma to disband the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) after more details emerged on the R106 million chaotic youth festival.

DA Youth leader Makashule Gana and his Cope counterpart, Nqaba Bhanga, urged Zuma to disband the agency, saying the current leadership – made up of mostly ANC Youth League members and former leaders – had failed its mandate and squandered public funds –
(Full story here).

The Afrikaans newspaper Rapport revealed the following facts on Sunday:
  • The “kwaito-king” Arthur Mafokate was paid R5,3 million. Mafokate is a prominent ANC-member and friend of Zuma.
  • A contract of R9 million for the opening- and closing ceremonies went to Mr Julius Mekwa, manager of the kwaito group Mafikizolo, which supported the ANCYL at no cost, during Malema’s disciplinary proceedings.
  • Mr Ali Boshielo from Bit­line SA, a business partner of Malema, received R1 million for T-shirts and carry bags.
  • R90 000 was paid for a makeshift tombstone to a company whose director, Mr Thabo Kwinana, has close ties with the ANCYL.
  • A catering business owned by a policeman in Springs, was paid R6,5 million up front in advance.
  • Many companies involved, who did not deliver any services or goods, received huge amounts of money.

The above was translated into English from Rapport's online news site.

Scanned photographs – courtesy of Rapport - (Photo’s by Nelius Rademan)

 A universal scene at the 2010 World Youth Festival:
A sleeping official.

 Hungry delegates waiting for food baskets.

 Another common scene at the festival:
Delegates drinking in a bar at the Tshwane Events Centre
(Pretoria Show Grounds)


AntiCain said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

What can I say ? ...

As long as the Caucasians of South Africa keep on producing the "milk", Zuma & kie will continue to milk the cow!

Now Malema wants to "eat" the cow! ... Hoe nou?

Van waar, vir die next "SQUANDER"?

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