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SA govt paying for Malema's five-star UK stay?

2012-08-01 15:28

Johannesburg - Mystery surrounded expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's trip to London this week as to who was footing the lavish bill for his stay in the UK capital.

Friends of the Youth League on Wednesday said Malema was invited to London by organisations who wanted him to address them.

"It [the trip] was not organised by us, it was organised by those who have invited us to London," Mandla Seopela said.

He said the Malema lobby group was not paying for the trip, but he was not quite sure who was.

"I don't know who is paying the expenses. [The] people who invited him will definitely pay, that is my assumption."

Seopela said Malema would return from London on Thursday.

'You're invading my privacy'

While in the British capital, Malema was staying at the five-star Corinthia hotel in Whitehall Place, SW London.

When Sapa called the hotel asking to speak to Malema the receptionist immediately put the call through to his room.

"How can you call me on my room number? You're invading my privacy," Malema said during the telephone call.

He refused to give any information regarding his trip to London before putting the phone down.

The former youth league head has been in the British capital since Sunday. During his visit he had interviews with the BBC's World Service and Sky News.

Malema was reportedly accompanied by suspended ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu.

However, when Sapa phoned the Corinthia a second time and asked to go through to Shivambu's room the receptionist said he was not on the guest register.

SA government paying?


According to a report in The New Age on Wednesday, Malema booked himself into the five-star hotel so that he could be close to his ally, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

An unnamed source told the newspaper that the South African government was footing Malema's hotel bill.

The cost of a room at the Corinthia was between £571 (R7 400) and £1 950 (R25 250).

"It seems their stay... is facilitated by Malema's connection with [Fikile] Mbalula... I can tell you they are always together in the hotel," the source was quoted as saying.

Malema and Shivambu had reportedly been seen at various events in London with Mbalula.

The department of sport could not be immediately reached for comment on whether it was sponsoring Malema's trip.

The ANCYL said it could not shed any light on Malema's visit to London or on who was paying for him.

"We have no connection to Julius. We are watching the drama unfold like you guys," spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said.

"We don't know what is happening."

Comments
  • gerald.nchabeleng - 2012-08-01 15:37

    This is def bullocks...Fikile would not expose himself thus, esp since the ANC led government is allergic of Juju...this is clear speculation meant to incite

      azande.futhi - 2012-08-01 15:50

      if he did, that would be very stupid of him. he will deserve nothing but a boot out of ANC.

      appietrader - 2012-08-01 16:37

      True to the anc cadres, he doesn't act like the sharpest pencil in the packet. a Bit doff??

      Squeegee - 2012-08-01 17:10

      Since when have any of these clowns done the smart thing?

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-08-01 19:26

      Juju's landlord is paying the bills.

      christopher.columbus.3950178 - 2012-08-01 23:42

      Come on everyone, give juju a break, he needs a holiday. Let him spread his wings and see what is out there, he might come back with a thought??!! you never know..

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-02 09:40

      Ha ha! That's so funny.. "Hello can I speak to Julius Malema please?" "Certainly, going through.." "Hallo!" "You're an a&& hole!!" Would be worth the price of an international call.

      Ditantane - 2012-08-02 10:19

      http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2012/08/02/why-we-invited-malema-to-uk

      keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-08-02 13:27

      I need some money to start my own business BEE what can I apply ? Is it a must to present a bankable business plan after all I want to buy some bags of weed and sell them whole sale!! Is weed part of BEE to develope small business before going over to big business selling cocain?

      keith.murphy.9638 - 2012-08-02 13:30

      Juju sells milk to Zuma so he can afford to pay his bills as Zuma pays him $2500 a ltr and drinks about 10 ltrs a day.

      CapeChappy - 2012-08-02 20:43

      I'll be sure to deduct the cost of his stay from my tax return this year, coz I'm not paying.

      celtis.africana - 2012-08-03 11:56

      Julius charged £20 per seat for speaking at some venue in UK. Now I would like to know if he has a valid UK work permit to earn money from speaking. Even Steve Hofmeyer needs a work permit to sing in the UK.

  • nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-01 15:38

    Of course they are, Fakile Mbalua is his best friend, & he is looking after his mate at the taxpayers cost living up the life in the UK, & this is also why Mr Malema had nothing to say when asked about the racial composition of the olympic team, as this would have brought unwanted attention to Mr Mbalula, MR Malema is all about lies & riding the gravy train, the guy is a snake, & cant be trusted.

      gerald.nchabeleng - 2012-08-01 15:41

      why do you assume that Fiks is fitting the billing, yes they are friends and all. And Mr Mbalula already got the unwanted attention by merely being in the company of Julius. What rational/logical think makes you assume that the govt, trhough Fikile, is paying for this?

      phillip.phogole - 2012-08-01 15:45

      Leave our president alone

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-08-01 15:49

      gerald, you have to be winding us up here, either that or you are completely blind, the statement "what rational/logic think makes you assume that the government trhough Fikile is paying for this" have you not noticed the odd case of corruption that is going on with this ANC crowd, I can't call them a government,if they were they would have to govern wouldn't they.

      gerald.nchabeleng - 2012-08-01 15:55

      nigel...your assumptions are grossly condescending...tsk

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-01 16:09

      Hope im wrong about Fikile, I actually like the guy, despite the fact that he got Malema elected as president of the YL. Time will tell.

      luke.dekoker - 2012-08-01 16:13

      Kgalema, I take it this is how malema writes his name!! Why not "leave your president alone" indeed after all he is leaving you young fools alone starving at home while he parties it out and enjoys every bit the Western World can offer.

      BulletProof. - 2012-08-01 22:45

      What about the Hawks investigations?Can we know the results? Are they still investigating?It seems taking longer than a murder investigation.

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-02 09:47

      @ KGALEMA PHOGOLE No. He is too much fun. so ppffffffft! :P

      ed.gutsche - 2012-08-02 15:05

      just an idea to those who are beeeeg juju and JZ supporters, think on this. a bit cheesy i know. firstly, think of terrorism actually is. think of how terrorism affects the people of a country, how it causes people to live in fear, to not be able to sleep at night or come-out of your houses/shacks/huts until the sun is up. if terrorism can cause that, then should we not put various government ministers responsible on trial for terrorism or for failing to stop the terrorism in our borders? if you disagree, go tell the people on the cape flats, kwazakele, new brighton, motherwell, mdantsane, pede, alice, the or tambo region why you disagree and that you will be there to protect all the 90 year old grandmothers who have been raped in front of their grandchildren. all of it, just this week. sorry guys, but juju and his ilk are nothing but terrorists. (very random and off the topic i know)

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-08-01 15:39

    even if they are, what the hell is anybody gonna do about it?!?!

      erich.goosen - 2012-08-02 17:30

      Hey Mr Funny name. I heard the Woodwork maestro is there to lobby for finance of his party. If this is the case I cannot for the love of me see that he will generate sufficient funds to buy a 20kg pocket of maise meal.

  • oom.koos.7 - 2012-08-01 15:39

    I smell a rat....!!!! They are so blery skelem..!!!

  • clinton.milne - 2012-08-01 15:42

    Corruption is what we do best!!!

      susan.pretorius.31 - 2012-08-02 08:50

      If corruption were an olimpic event, nobody else would have stand a change against us!

  • ShottaZee - 2012-08-01 15:43

    Malema pays tax as well. So technically tis his money!

      azande.futhi - 2012-08-01 15:51

      hahahaha nice one. but he owes SARS R10Mill

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-08-01 16:04

      Ha ha, this takes the cake, the YL cake.

      carin.webb.5 - 2012-08-01 16:06

      So we all can go to london on holiday and ask the government to pay because we also pay tax? Great am going to book my flight

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-01 16:09

      he pays Tax???????????? Gimme some of that weed you smokin bru!

      wayne.prince.1257 - 2012-08-01 16:44

      and your money too....foooool

      mike.lindsay.7927 - 2012-08-01 17:05

      I doubt if Mr Malema is able to man-up about anything, let alone pay his own way. When last was he able to fund anything from money that he has legitimately earned. I doubt that he could even afford a single beer in a London pub if he was genuinely funding it himself.

      dries.appelgryn - 2012-08-01 17:33

      The only tax he pays is VAT and then only on his conditions.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-01 17:52

      yea, he pays tax on money he stole

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-08-01 19:48

      HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HEEEEE HEEEE SNIFF SNIFFF BREATHE BREATHE.....HAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Rights thats it, i'm off to the olympics because I pay tax too!!

      francie.potgieter - 2012-08-02 09:42

      @ShottaZee - I also pay tax can I also then go to London or any other place and stay in 5* hotels I wishes seeing that it is my money as well.

      krish.reddy.104 - 2012-08-02 23:02

      How does he pay tax when he is unemployable.

  • phillip.phogole - 2012-08-01 15:44

    leave Malema alone Zuma is also spending our taxes for overseas trip for nothing,

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 15:53

      As long as they are both inept and corrupt, I'll speak out against them at every opportunity, and loudly.

      Watkykj - 2012-08-01 15:55

      I take you don't pay taxes cause if u did, u would care about getting your money wasted!

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-01 16:10

      That's a bright comment KGALEMA! Two wrongs = a right.

      gail.rieck.9 - 2012-08-01 16:40

      They are BOTH thieves.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-01 17:53

      yea they are both lying thieves

      clive.kihn - 2012-08-02 10:51

      @Blinding: But Malema NEVER was a publis official, so NEVER was eleigible for official trips at OUR expense.

  • azande.futhi - 2012-08-01 15:46

    If Mbalula's department paid for his expenses, which I doubt its true, then Mbalula has to be disciplined by the ruling party. It would be gross misconduct to finance an outing which has put a lot of accussations against the ANC and its President. Mbalula will have to be fired for "sabotage".

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:07

      Azande, Mbalula's department paid and you as tax payer foot the bill.

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-01 15:49

    Of course the final bill will also inlude Moet and Chandon Champagne but remember .....Dont hit me on my privacy !

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-01 16:59

      maybe even a new Landrover Sport & a new Breitling watch

  • Gavin - 2012-08-01 15:49

    BOHICA = bend over here it comes again - it being the ANC.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 15:58

      Yes but even more strange - so many of their initial supporters are still supporting them whilst they continue to live in poverty and the leaders continue to squander money and live the high life. They protect them as if they were gods whilst these gods are actually screwing them over left right and centre. Is it an IQ problem?

  • lynne.barker.7 - 2012-08-01 15:50

    The only "winners" in this country of ours are the overpaid Big shots of the Govt. All they care about is THEMSELVES the people who vote them in are penniless and homeless but what do they care?? Zilch!

  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 15:52

    Hell this guys face is going to explode one day. It's going to be a helluva mess.

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-01 16:13

      eeeeuuuuuw

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-08-01 15:52

    Fikile Mbalula is not as dumb as this article makes him out to be . He won't even buy flowers for his wife using the state's credit card like the other romantic minister

      Nyiks11 - 2012-08-01 16:16

      Fikile's middle name is April , but he definitely is no april fool .

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-08-01 15:53

    Again faceless sources that were meant to discredit our Commander in Chief for Economic Freedom. Why are we not suprised the news being reported by the New Age? Furthermore now we know why so many of our cadres with narrow political ambitions suddenly want to own media houses! The Media Apeals Tribunal policy is gathering dust and there is no political will to implement it. No it all make sense! Another sad in the continent where those who were suppose to be advocates of freedom of speech are being used as condoms to persue narrow factionalist agendas!

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-01 16:15

      What is Economic Freedom????

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 16:20

      Alan - we've tried numerous times for the answer - they don't know. They don't know because they already have it but don't realise it. So they will just sing and toi toi to this new and exciting slogan, because the words hold some promise or allure to instant wealth. It is very very sad.

      pieter.budtools - 2012-08-01 16:51

      Alan, all we can hope for is that they can get "brains in our lifetime"

      wayne.prince.1257 - 2012-08-01 16:53

      Last week, I saw a brand new convertible Mercedes Benz, completely wrapped in "ANC-100 YEARS OF STRUGGLE" maybe by "economic freedom" they mean, more corrupt tender process' so as to afford a new R1mil. car

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-01 17:00

      wont even bother to respond to this drivel

      Zahir - 2012-08-01 20:32

      Economic freedom is where they take everything for free aka theft

      hein.huyser - 2012-08-01 22:06

      @phumi, the problem with your thieving commander and chiefs policy is that you run out of other peoples money sooner than what you think. Then Idi Amin/mad Bob style kicks in =dicktatorship. Wake up

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-02 10:04

      Phumi, a bigger slice of nada is still nada... You have to go out and bake your OWN pies

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-08-02 12:43

      "Commander in Chief for Economic Freedom" He he he.. he will free you of your economy alright!

  • dakey.ras.73 - 2012-08-01 15:53

    I suspect Zuma invented Malema, if only so that white South African's would appreciate a moderate black president more. Rather the devil you know...

  • White.Tiger.Diamond.Paw - 2012-08-01 15:53

    Malema is just a pawn being used by people who would like to see SA being like Zimbambe in a bid to show JZ he could get publicity overseas as he's clearly not get it here. It will be interesting to see what happens in Mangaung...P.S to Malema, once you've been expelled you've been expelled Baba

      hein.huyser - 2012-08-01 22:07

      One would hope so

  • bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-08-01 15:53

    I guess Malema was very fortunate his trip to London coincided with the Olympics, what organisation in England would want him to address them, on what, woodwork or herding cattle.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:13

      Bob, no one invited Malema, no one wants to speak to Malema. No one is interested in him, but there had to be an excuse, so he and his friend Fikile came up with this bit of tripe. Fikile wants a certain person's job in the ANC and can use all the help he can get. Watch Mantashe's space, it is getting crowded.

  • gilbert.lefakane - 2012-08-01 15:54

    I dont think its any of our business!!!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 16:01

      Of course it is if we're paying for it.

      Brad.Kopping - 2012-08-01 16:26

      we'll make it our business >:( its our cash and we deserve to know where its going!! certainly not to upgrading infrastructure and uplifting the poor THATS for sure...NO...rather spend it on billion rand jets and first class hotels...you get what you vote for...THANKS AGAIN cANCer :D

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-01 15:56

    LOL-"Theyre always in the hotel together"!!!Firstly -for the love of me I cant think of any group in their right mind who would want him to "address" them. Secondly,if its not government out right ,then its one of his tenderpreneurs,or out of his trust fund!This explains the whole "happy with olympic team" attitude-you dont bite the hand paying your hotel bill!

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-08-01 15:57

      Ya! Wtf? Who would want him to address them and personally invite him there? Ha ha

      ec.van.niekerk - 2012-08-01 16:05

      maybe the anthropology department of some Uk univ studying the missing link ....

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-01 16:12

      e.c. If that were true,he would be locked up with wires attached to his skull-tring to find the brain! Lol

      wayne.prince.1257 - 2012-08-01 16:56

      Wasn't it the BBC "bloody agent" he kicked out of the press conference? So now, suddenly the Brits want him to address them? Ja, sure Malema

      somikazi.pita - 2012-08-01 18:36

      People actually paid to go listen to him.

      tony.vanniekerk.35 - 2012-08-02 18:25

      Never underestimate the media. They will do anything for a story, especially interview an idiot. Sensationalism sells so these channels need people like Malema.

  • triumphant.voice.58 - 2012-08-01 15:58

    What I find confusing, is that JM has been legitimately and in terms of their own procedures dimissed from the ANC and the ANCYL. He is no longer a card carrying meber so therefore cannot in good faith represent the intrests of said ANC.... So is the rest of the play by the rules fraternity just dumb that we misssed one session where he was appointed as a speaker and or representative. Or is this one of those africanisms that the Carcasin is forced to just shake his head at and revert to the TIA anachranism . . . Or perhaps mister JM has been in their pockects for a long time and now he has to answer to them for not providing and delivering on the Ecnomic Revolution that he and his comrades marched for. BTW : how was that glass of Oros ? Good right?

  • wesley.bischoff - 2012-08-01 15:58

    So whites and the colonialists with their agent tendencies aren't good enough for SA, but it's fine for him to enjoy the luxury of colonial accommodation? Why isn't he staying in a hostel in Shepard's Bush?

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-01 16:17

      Coz they have just got rid of all their roaches.

  • avanwyk2 - 2012-08-01 15:58

    \I don't know who is paying the expenses. The people who invited him will definitely pay, that is my assumption.\ LOL!!!

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-08-01 16:05

      Till he gets the bill and hopefully washes dishes for the next hundred years!

      BulletProof. - 2012-08-01 22:41

      No is the tenders moneys, MILIONS.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:16

      avanwyk. NO ONE invited him.

  • toddler.ras - 2012-08-01 15:59

    lol watch the space, this boy is trouble! You can write all you want but hey his still have alot of influence... how can you stop him?

  • lunga.swelindawo.9 - 2012-08-01 16:00

    even this year Malema will be the newsmaker of the year ,please NEWS24 we want news not GOSSIP, do not try to entertain readers with vague articles

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-08-01 16:01

    jz must fire this mbalula thing, he is a snake, how can he smile with anc enemy, i am sure mbalula has footed the bill for malemas lavish trip with tax payers money, lets wait and see.

      azande.futhi - 2012-08-01 16:03

      that would be a suicidal move considering mangaung is around the corner.

  • dave.leverton - 2012-08-01 16:02

    "We don't know what is happening." Finally something we agree on.

  • colleen.williams.1840 - 2012-08-01 16:02

    I've decided not to pay taxes anymore! Put that in your pipe and smoke it ANC Goverment!!

      catherinne.louw - 2012-08-02 14:20

      100% with you. Enough is enough. The ANC governent wastes/steals BILLIONS that I/we have to work for. Forget it, I'm not footing the bill anymore!

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-08-01 16:05

    This is just a s*@t stirring headline to start up a whole new controversy, name your source...there must have been a few dull days so stir up the pot.

  • Khumo Mashifane - 2012-08-01 16:06

    News24 is really running out of real news. I dont even understand why there's comments on this subject. Malema and the minister are also friends, but does seeing them together mean the SA govt has paid for him? Cmon News24, stop taking your gullible readers for a ride.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:18

      Khumo, gullible?. Believing what you do is gullible bro'. It really is.

  • joe.ndlovu.16 - 2012-08-01 16:12

    It will never happen for the government to pay for Malema's bills.we must leave malema alone.how can government pay for Malema's bills because he is not working for government.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 16:24

      Well since you haven't caught on yet - your government does whatever they please, have you not noticed. It would be no surprise at all if the ANC, directly or indirectly paid for this trip. Let's rather say we don't know than say they would never do so. They've done far worse and got away with it.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:19

      Joe, it must be painful to be naive. How do you know who Malema is working for or not?.

  • aubrey.k.masola - 2012-08-01 16:16

    juju goes to his FARM they follow him, he goes to TOILET they still want to know what his doing there, bt they say they don't like him come on give this guy a break. I don't care who paid.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:20

      Aubrey, if you pay taxes, you are paying his bill. Can you afford such a trip to London?.

  • Tishan - 2012-08-01 16:17

    Currently this is just speculation.. where is the proof of payment to the hotel.. where are the photos of them at the hotel or any sports events. nothing. this is just what tabloids print to make money. until you have proof that tax payers are paying his hotel bill or trip dont publish what you cant prove.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:21

      Tishan, some people prefer to keep their heads buried in the sand. What you need photos for?.

  • philani.sidinile - 2012-08-01 16:18

    Where is that journalist from BBC News, the one that Malema called a 'Bloody agent'? He has home advantage now, get him!

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-02 18:17

      Commenting from ethnical lines would never do any good....Malema is your future president and as for the double headed corrupt and polygamous leader would never come rite.Better go and support ifp as u used to because what has motivated to join ANC would be sacked.

  • gavin.badenhorst.9 - 2012-08-01 16:20

    I don't think the government is footing the bill.It's the people living in this country.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-01 16:20

    He became a millionaire from “donations” and his Ratanang Trust remember? He could be paying his way in London. News24 this is gutter journalism

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-01 16:25

      As matter of fact, make that SEWERAGE JOURNALISM. No wonder the ANC wants to pass legislation throttling media freedom. This is flagrant abuse of that freedom, and the way the gullible have fallen for it hook, line ... and racism

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:24

      Themba, yes and then when all the voices have been silenced the thieves don't even have to wait for the dark to steal us blind. Almost twenty years later and we still have people like you who haven't moved forward at all. What a waste of space you are.

  • johnathon.masters - 2012-08-01 16:20

    DA must investigate immediately to determine if rumour true. If so, lets see how well the Governments PR office handles this one.

      vracaza - 2012-08-02 09:35

      And if its not true, then we would have wasted our time fighting based on assumptions that its true.

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-02 18:19

      http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Is-SA-govt-paying-for-Malemas-five-star-UK-stay-20120801. I like DA in whistle bolowing but not to rule this country.Read that and you will see that they would be waisting their time

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-08-01 16:23

    I'm so happy my hard earned cash is going straight into the pockets of fat cats and corrupt officials :) This is just what i envisioned for myself as a young adult :D NOT!!! >:(

  • akhona.mashaya - 2012-08-01 16:24

    It is foolish to assume that the government is paying for this trip. news24 should know that he was invited by investers who wanted surity and wanted to know the severity of the proposed 'radical change/ economic freedom'... This is what he said on the BBB radio interview. Saying he is unemployed implies that a black man cannot be self employed and that he needs a 'baas' for him to go to expensive hotels in London. Khona what is it about Malema, that frightens white people s much? Oh ja, he speaks the truth. He speaks of the illegitimate accumulation of white capital. He speaks of exploitation and how capitalism maintains the class system. He speaks of land reform and radical economic intervention. We could go on the whole day. People need to open their minds and stop seeing black and failure as synonims. Mulder, deputy minister of agriculture and what not, has been reported to be blowing money for the benefit of his party, yet people are going on about Malema who is not in government and who does not belong to any party. These allegations are baseless. How can news24 smeer Mbalula's name like this?

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-08-01 19:31

      I'm no Malema fan, however the man is allowed to have a life without being leeched by self -absorbed people completely intimidated by this Individual.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:27

      Akhona, there are no investors only fools here at home who believed that bit of crap. Actually whites aren't frightened by Malema, it is the blacks who should be seeing how he exploits them all the time. Look at you, believing his lies, poor thing.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:28

      Yep Tamaranui, some here were also completely intimidated by the sheer amount of sheep in New Zealand.

  • harald.voney - 2012-08-01 16:24

    i really don't think anyone invited him... and if they did it was to see the circus freek in action!! Certainly not for him to impart any knowledge to anyone... He is making SA the laughing stock of Africa!!

      akhona.mashaya - 2012-08-01 18:51

      We are the laughing stock of Africa. Africa looks at us and laughs. SA has the biggest economy on the continent yet the natives are unskilled, poor, uneducated and all the land belongs to the Europeans. We are Africa's joke. While we sit in our little houses eating pap and spinache and feel pity for Zimbabweans, they sit on their farms, though hungry, they sit there as educated and skilled men. They sit there mapping their wealth route. They feel pity for us because ten to fifteen years from now, they'll be making all the moves while our black people continue to starve and answer to a 'baas'

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-02 09:29

      Akhona, forget Africa's joke. Try world joke.

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-02 18:23

      Hey f@@@ken moron,even if you are brainwashed by the trolls of News24 who all supports Dooos Aliiance then don't talk s3it about our future president.

      martindale.bradley - 2012-08-03 11:47

      @morama.sebata very intellectual response that really highlights the strong points of a valid argument for a man who isn't anyone but his own leader, formally or informally. @ Akhona.mashaya dont feel to bad about the pity that those in Zimbabwe, the ones that have had their farms restored to them in the "legal and humane manner" that is a land invasion, they have achieved anything with such land in 10-15 years what do you think another 15years is going to do to change that. Catch a wake up the reason that government allowed such was the same that ours does it here, not for the benefit of the people, the ones who own the productive farms and the ones that will get them granted to them, but to ensure that they get future votes and fill their back pockets. SHow me one piece of Ubuntu.

  • jeremy002 - 2012-08-01 16:24

    What baffles and apalls me is why the British authorities granted him a visa.

      luke.dekoker - 2012-08-01 16:45

      Remember they have "sold out" Rhodesia

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-01 16:56

      jeremy - good point. The world is indeed a strange place these days.

      kingpin.molema - 2012-08-01 17:16

      Simple, because they want him there.

      akhona.mashaya - 2012-08-01 18:55

      Guess the British have sold you short. I understand where you are coming from. The same people who sold you illegitimate land, are the same people endorsing the one who threatens to take that very same land away from you. Must really suck being sold out by your own people. :-)

      victor.tamaranui - 2012-08-01 19:35

      Zimbabwe...Not Rhodesia, gt into the 21st century. I'm no Malema fan, however the man is allowed to have a life without being leeched by self -absorbed people completely intimidated by this Individual.

  • olebogeng.diratsagae - 2012-08-01 16:25

    One day malema will b president of ANc.lol.tota le rona re maketse fela.Vivaaaaaa

  • polelo.phokwane - 2012-08-01 16:25

    This article is boring or the writer does.Malema was never declared broke.After all who pays for SAcans who are currently watching olympics in London?Please leave Malema alone.

  • ntsieni.ramathuthu - 2012-08-01 16:27

    jah dziya vhuya!!!

  • Pridie Makoya Mnguni - 2012-08-01 16:32

    If Mbalula could pay milliomns for Beyonce's performance, wouldnt he be able to pay for Malema's hotel services lol

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-08-01 16:33

    'The birds of the same feathers always flock 2gther.'

  • anele.mveku - 2012-08-01 16:36

    This is not worth news

  • Sewela Marcia Rapudubudu - 2012-08-01 16:36

    Pathetic you report every move he take

  • unlimited.A - 2012-08-01 16:40

    Malema is not broke.....he's just been expelled...his accounts hasn't been sized...anti-malema ke lena......!!!

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-08-01 16:40

    Hell but this is so strange. This crook has no money but is sitting in London in one of the most expensive hotels. Who in his right mind in England would pay to have Malema come over or are they thinking that this S.O.B is going to become the next South African president? God help this country if anything like that should happen.

      vracaza - 2012-08-02 09:43

      Hi Roy, was there a report that says Malema is broke by any chance that some of us missed?

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-02 18:28

      I wish bus dad like yourself lives long to witness that when Malema gets inurguration as the state president.

  • mabhekana.nzuza - 2012-08-01 16:41

    Another taxpayers money are wasted, Thulie Madonsela must investigate this saga.

      morama.sebata - 2012-08-02 18:32

      Mabhekana.mpopo,you are brainwashed by the minority who always sing the same far can song.Please stay away from such people because they now crying that Fw deklerk has sold them out while praising Dr Puuus Whore Botha as a here.They might brainwash others not me.Bugger'em rasists