As the next election draws nearer, politicians, known for making stupid statements will say absurd things like this. Let’s record those here. After the election we can award a prize (something like the Pigasus Award) to the one who came up with the most bird brained saying. We can maybe call it the Manto award or something.
'Even fish vote for the ANC' Article By: Staff Reporter Mon, 01 Jul 2013 1:32 PM
African National Congress national head of elections Ngoako Ramatlhodi told a rally in Polokwane that, given the chance, animals would vote for the ANC.
The Star quoted Ramatlhodi, who is also the deputy minister of correctional services, as saying: “Even the fish, I am told, when the time comes, they vote for the ANC from the sea. If animals at Kruger National [Park] were allowed to vote, they would be voting [for] the ANC.”
Ramatlhodi was making the point that the ANC enjoys the support of the majority of voters in the country, unlike the “three-headed serpent” of the opposition, which is made up of the Democratic Alliance (DA), the Congress of the People (Cope) and the newly formed Agang SA.
According to The Star, Ramatlhodi said that the DA was a remnant of the apartheid system and that it had become arrogant.
“And we see elements of that confidence played out by organisations such as the DA, claiming our history, expropriating our symbols, claiming to own our heroes, even our Nelson Mandela,” The Star quoted him as saying.
Ramatlhodi urged ANC volunteers to educate South Africans about the struggle ahead of the 2014 general elections so that the ANC can teach the DA a lesson at the polls, The Star reported.