Twitter users laugh at Malema

2010-11-04 10:01

Johannesburg - Twitter users were in stitches on the social networking site on Thursday morning following the news that ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema wanted to close it down.

Tweets kept rolling in by the minute, with international news websites such as BBC, also picking up on the story.

"Julius Malema wants to shut down Twitter?" Hahahahahahahahahaha, best joke4 2day," several users commented in reply to a post by 5fm radio jock Gareth Cliff.

"Today is create a juju malema account day... do it... you know your red sockes (sic) want to.... lol!" user EarleneBSmith said.

Garethdv added: "ANCYL to close down Twitter... They truly are a bunch of gifted individuals!"


Another, kerryannerogers, pointed out grammar mistakes in the African National Congress Youth League statement: "In fact ANCYL statement called for 'closer of Twitter' following 'cretation' of fake accounts. Was that so we'd know it was the real Malema?"

The ANCYL said on Wednesday it would call for the closure of Twitter if the social network administrators did nothing to stop Malema impersonators.

"We will look at ways of stopping this... Even if it means going to the police," spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said.

A search of Malema on Twitter reveals 12 users including Julius_Malema, JMalema, Julius_S_Malema and jujumalema.

Of the 12 users six bear the picture of the firebrand youth leader. The impersonators continued their work on Thursday morning.

One user, named JujuMalemaOZ, offered black empowerment "tips".


"Julius Malema empowerment tips#10 Friends = comrades, badguys = Agents, opposition = cockroach and Jonny walker = yebo yes!.

"Julius Malema empowering tips#9 Agents are everywhere, use a helmet to block brain scanners, no need for me, no brain to scan," the post read.

Another impersonator, called julius_m_jnr, wrote: "Trying to help Daddy find the Pedi word for 'satire'... Any help plz, how do I explain it to him? #malema."

"Funny We may just have found the ANCYL's weak spot. They're terrified of Twitter. Let's ALL start fake Julius Malema accounts!" Someone else suggested.

Julius Malema vs Twitter on Zoopy.

  • Shadoz - 2010-11-04 10:18

    waaaaahahahahaha ol' JUBJUB welcome to the new millenium.

  • Katvis - 2010-11-04 10:24

    Lol, this guy is a serious idiot. Does he really think because he has "some" power in South Africa that the rest of the world cares about him?

  • SimonP - 2010-11-04 10:25

    Yer go ANCYL, show the world that you want everything closed down that tells the truth about you. Viva!

  • Idiot-Spotter - 2010-11-04 10:32

    Eish! The Magnificant Mampara will even get the police to shut down Twitter?!! Ha Ha, brilliant! Give him a job in the circus (cleaning up the elephant poop!)

  • stack - 2010-11-04 10:32

    bwahahahaha that is hilarious !! do they not realise that just about every single well known person - good or bad - has a load of twitter impersonators - CLOWNS!!

  • Juan - 2010-11-04 10:33

    Malema can't even close his mouth, how will he ever be able to close twitter? Twitter's servers are in the States, and the US government will laugh at this boy's request. Scary how such a stupid person can have so many followers

  • Janet van E - 2010-11-04 10:33

    "Those who are hacking systems and impersonating the ANC YL leadership should immediately stop doing so because the laws of this country will come very hard on them." Gotta love Malemaspeak...

  • WHAT A JOKE - 2010-11-04 10:33

    ANCYL is the biggest joke in Africa...Please grow up

  • Brandon. - 2010-11-04 10:36

    idiots, the lot.

  • TruBlu - 2010-11-04 10:37

    The ultimate tjop - Juliaaaas Malema. He is too stupid to have any shame on his ramblings and outbursts........then again, anybody without a brain cannot feel anything!

  • JuliusMalema - 2010-11-04 10:38

    Who would want to impersonate such an idiot, please he needs to be donated to science as its the only living thing able to live without a single brain cell...Lets start a support group for JUJU maybe everyone joining can send him some jelly beans or commanly know as JUJU beans.

  • Michael - 2010-11-04 10:38

    The ANC is useless, however, the ANCYL is the cherry on top. Kindergarten children have more brain cells.

  • LOL! - 2010-11-04 10:39

    The ANC Yobs League is doing a fine job of making SA the laughing stock of the world, carry on your good work.
    Just imagine if anyone thought Juju was presidential material? Oh crap they do!

  • Male_ma - 2010-11-04 10:39

    Kill the twitter, Kill the tweet

  • Gerhard - 2010-11-04 10:40

    There is no debate whether Julius Malema is a complete idiot. What is bothering me is the fact that the ANC keep this idiot in their alliance, why? Are they birds of a feather??

  • tigra - 2010-11-04 10:42

    Let's all be proactive in showing our derision. I personally hate the social media scene BUT I will be opening up my twitter account today to show solidarity against this dimwit!

  • funny - 2010-11-04 10:43

    Hahahahaha!! Love it! Finally we're getting under they're skin... Big thumbs up for all the impersonators!!

  • Danman - 2010-11-04 10:44

    um... are these the same police who could do jack diddly about pigspotter?... maybe he could pray really hard for twitter to close down

  • john - 2010-11-04 10:45

    Juju is right - they are BLOODY AGENTS!!!

  • Black young person - 2010-11-04 10:45

    what a dimwit, can the black young people of sa please, please stand up and lets get this fool out of power, please people im begging. He doesnt represent us, we work hard are smart and this fool doesnt stand for that

  • Julius M - 2010-11-04 10:48

    Eish you silly little people I will shut dis twit ting down, it makes me so very very angry when people try and impersonate the gifted intelegunt ...inntilliget...arrg the smart one

  • HaHa - 2010-11-04 10:49

    I wonder if Julius or Floyd know how to operate a computer. "Hacking systems" What? The law of the land.....ROTFL!

  • daven - 2010-11-04 10:50

    Jubjub,you can't just yet. Wait until you're president. Viva! the Zumalema Front Viva!

  • robgun - 2010-11-04 10:50

    Internet freedom allows you to be whoever you want to be. Damn but commies are stupid.

  • fhumulani - 2010-11-04 10:51

    We voted,now we regreting. hell of a life

  • If Only - 2010-11-04 10:51

    I think you people that give Malema the tim of da are just as stupid. Stop talking about him, stop writing about him, stop putting articles about him in the paper. The more his "followers" read about him the more they think he is great. Let the guy fade off into the sunset and fall off the edge of the earth. Your call.

  • Twitter - 2010-11-04 10:52

    And real twit IS ???

  • jus - 2010-11-04 10:52

    Nationalise twitter!!

  • john - 2010-11-04 10:53

    The ANCYL don't seem to have much clue about how the world works. First they were going to over-rule the IAAF on the Semenya issue, now the police are going to close down Twitter on their behalf. Perhaps their next move is to declare the results of the US mid-term election null and void? Or to have Microsoft Vista removed forcibly from the market? How is it possible that people who aspire to political leadership can have so little knowledge of how the world works?

  • MACKAROONEY - 2010-11-04 10:54

    J Malema ,living proof that some humans have no minds ,they roll on a rubber band

  • Suzy - 2010-11-04 10:55

    absolutely brilliant, i would love to be the cop who has to take that statement! :)

  • Mark - 2010-11-04 10:55

    They're not clever enough to be idiots.

  • Kwaai - 2010-11-04 10:55

    It's funny and all...BUT the arrogance is pretty scary at the same time. This is the type of idiot that will ne running YOUR country soon...good luck with that.

  • james - 2010-11-04 10:57

    I didn't know Malema had access to a computer. I wonder how he can swing from a tree and logon to the computer at the same time. Something doesn't add up here!!

  • DeonL - 2010-11-04 10:57

    Malema is plain stupid, heaven forbids if he one day lands up with a Minister's post or like his buddy wants, Zuma's post! 50% of non blacks might leave the country when this happens. I believe that Social Networks like e mail and the Internet can keep people from doing theire jobs.

  • GaryU - 2010-11-04 10:57

    The rest of the world probably think he is some third rate comedian from somewhere in Africa anyway.

  • Laughing all the time! - 2010-11-04 11:00

    Juju+Floyd+Zuma = 1 brain cell.

  • Tendani - 2010-11-04 11:02

    I'm glad Malema always make u guys talk...more vote for the popular president. You guys are idiots. I love ANCYL

  • Peter - 2010-11-04 11:04

    We might as well send a letter to some one on behalf of JL and see if they are going to close the post office??

  • You gotta giggle - 2010-11-04 11:04

    Hopefully their efforts to close twitter will be as successful as closing down Nandos. What a bunch of egotistical prats.

  • Chris - 2010-11-04 11:05

    Everyone on Twitter must be carefull , if someone with grade 2 can be president , I am sure that someone with grade 9 , or was it 7 , woodwork can close down Twitter , all you need is a hammer , a few nails and..........what's that tool called again , eich , the one I got wrong in grade 7 ?????

  • Cire - 2010-11-04 11:07

    All very funny but don't imagine this will stop Malema's eventual presidency. Its coming as sure as day follows night - ANC voters ('stemvee' as the NP sp charmingly put it) do not tweet or facebook or listen to gareth. Mockery is the only weapon we have left in this country so keep it up - but make sure you have or visa to Oz in your back pocket.

  • Vus - 2010-11-04 11:08

    Mongoloid and his side kick finally got the international recognition they deserve. What a TWIT!

  • webb - 2010-11-04 11:08

    Typical reaction from an uninformed collection of arrogant clowns that make up the ANCYL - wanting to control everything in Stalin style. so much for democracy. People make fun of Malema and his idiotic comrades because they behave and say brainless things that are just laughable. Grow up, use some common sense and then just maybe people would take you seriously.

  • pierre - 2010-11-04 11:09

    There are few things as scary and awesome as ignorance in action

  • zak - 2010-11-04 11:11

    hahaha had such a good laugh about this....looks like he is a real mamparra hehe

  • skully - 2010-11-04 11:13

    Twitter = Bloody agents
    Malema and Shivambu = Bloody twits

  • cazball - 2010-11-04 11:13

    Hey Michael, how can u insult kindergarten kids by comparing them to the ANC and ANCYL

  • Pax - 2010-11-04 11:13

    It is sad when an institution that gave us Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela, is reduced to this. Tsk tsk tsk.

  • Juliu Mel Emma - 2010-11-04 11:14

    So who’s the real Julius Melama, please stand up, please stand up, because I am the real Julius Melema, so please stand up, please stand up.