PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
Charles Dumbwin
 
Comments: 30
Article views: 1978
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all Charles Dumbwin's badges.
 

Malema! Mine your own business

03 September 2012, 15:53

It seems that expelled troublemaker, Julius Malema, has finally found his bandwagon.  And this time, he’s riding it all the way to Mangaung.

When Malema was ‘retrenched’ from the ANC earlier this year, he’d all but disappeared into political obscurity.  That is until he found an opportunistic tragedy on which to piggyback – the Marikana mining massacre and the wage demands of miners.

Only this time, Julius seems awfully confused about who’s to blame.  Last week he again stuck his nose in where it didn’t belong and interfered in the Aurora mine debacle. 

Despite the fact that Aurora is owned by President Jacob Zuma's nephew Khulubuse and former president Nelson Mandela's grandson Zondwa, Malema went on to accuse whites of somehow orchestrating the collapse of Aurora and their failure to pay mine workers their salaries.

Only Julius Malema is able to turn every single issue into a blame-the-whites-for-everything, game.  Black mine owners completely botched their new operation, leaving their own workers poverty stricken, and now it’s the ‘whites’ who are responsible?  Seriously?  Is Julius insane?

Malema went on to say, “Boers killed the NUM. They bought them with shares. The Boers have hijacked the revolution through the [ANC] leadership.”

I don’t know of too many “Boer” mine owners.  Does he mean that Afrikaners have been paying the ANC leadership?  Or does he mean that Afrikaans farmers in South Africa own all the mines too? 

The bigger question is, why does Malema’s audience agree with him when he makes such stupid statements?  Do they understand what he means as he tries to connect random, unrelated issues together?

Looking ahead to the political showdown that is Mangaung, Malema has been desperately trying to find something, anything, on which to base his tattered campaign.  Seems he’s milking the Marikana massacre for all it’s worth as he continues to incite uprisings across South Africa’s mines. 

Malema is torn from the same cloth as other regime dictators.  They stand up on podiums, incite the people to violence, riling them up with militant speeches, then they sit back while the poor masses fight their wars for them.

I hope the ANC learns from this Malema mess - promoting and encouraging a rebellious youth like Julius Malema was a horrible mistake on their part and one that must never be repeated.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
30 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
cvh23
Another US intelligence failure

It is remarkable that the threat of ISIS was not predicted or foreseen by intelligence services, despite the US being actively deployed in the region, Read more...

4 comments 178 views
Submitted by
ohomen171
A wonderful surprise from the Gee...

Our living room television "got sick." We could not get the internet to come up or change sources.  Read more...

0 comments 74 views
Submitted by
Janice Neeuwfan
Gautrian delays

Experiencing train delays at Hatfield Gautrian station.  Read more...

0 comments 41 views
Submitted by
Francois Roux
Submitted by
czoe
Who is the guilty "party" in Parl...

The EFF and DA have raised critical matters that have broken Parliamentary etiquette and responsibility, with the voices howling at the President and Madam Speaker.  Read more...

9 comments 500 views
Submitted by
Thulane Che Trosky
The R 6 million Zuma spent.

When making ludicrous decisions neither the ruling party nor any individual seem to really worry of how they are exploiting and misusing state and or taxpayers money. Read more...

10 comments 1446 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

20% off Afrikaans books, music and DVDs. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Hot gaming titles – available for pre-order!

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition, Far Cry 4, Grand Theft Auto 5 and more. Pre-order now!

Get a free eBook

Buy 3 eBooks and get the cheapest FREE. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Bargain box – 60% off

Reduced prices, very limited stock. While stocks last. Hurry and shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.