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Malema: ANC must listen to the masses

2012-03-07 13:23

Johannesburg - The ANC has to listen to the masses, embattled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema told anti-tolling protesters in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

"The march is not ANC, it is to ask that promises are kept. Cosatu is the one leading the march. The ANC must listen to the masses," he told the cheering crowd in the city centre.

Malema said "Mickey Mouse newspapers" would say only 30 000 people had turned out for the event, "but I see 150 000".

The crowd, which stretched back six blocks, picked up new vigour when Malema arrived.

Marshalls could not contain protesters, spilling from Rissik Street on to De Korte, who rushed towards him chanting his nickname, "Juju, Juju".

After meeting the protesters, Malema left in a black Mercedes, before returning to address the crowd.

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was also given a hero's welcome. As the protest got under way earlier, shops on Rissik Street closed their doors.

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  • Penny - 2012-03-07 13:29

    You are NOT the masses Fat Boy You just are a BIG mass

      Kolobe - 2012-03-07 14:25

      you people just hate it that the masses love malema so much

      Irene - 2012-03-07 14:38

      Kolobe, what we hate is that the masses are too ignorant to see through the Fatboy. Now that is the real shame.

      Kevin - 2012-03-07 15:13

      Shows you how illiterate the masses are @Kolobe. Instead of trying to fix this place they have leaders who would rather burn it down for their own personal wealth, while it lasts....

      J-Man - 2012-03-07 16:18

      Fat mess rather....

  • Greg - 2012-03-07 13:33

    The ANC did listen to the masses - in the last General Election....Julius - who owns the Mercedes that you departed in????....How many poor people could the cost of that Mercedes feed, clothe and house????

      Gerald - 2012-03-07 13:56

      Greg, who does own that black merc he departed in, do u know something that we don't?

      Gerald - 2012-03-07 14:03

      also Greg how many people can the cost of your car feed, clothe and house. What point r you raising here mfwethu?

      Moss - 2012-03-07 14:06

      Exactly Gerald, his mind acts before his mind!!

      Bryan - 2012-03-07 14:16

      @Gerald.. How does Juju afford the big black Mercedes in the first place?? By stealing money!! That has to be the dumbest comment of the day you ignorant moron!

      Zion - 2012-03-07 14:25

      There seems to be an impasse here. 1 the big black merc belongs to JUJU or 2 the big black merc belongs to a vehicle hire co. There is still 2million in the JUJU trust account so you decide.

      Gerald - 2012-03-07 14:32

      @ Bryan, The article doesn't say he owns that mercedes. Look, we know we all our issues with Juju, and to be fair, I expect just about everyone to, I get it...but as bad as he is he isn't all bad, some people are so stupid and illogical when it comes to juju...he came there, to support a good cause, I don't see de klerk there, or Cyril ramaphosa, biggest trade Unionist became biggest capitalist...so kudus to him...as for his other issues...that requires the requisite platform.

      Kevin - 2012-03-07 14:53

      @Gerald it sounds like you also support a man who is ripping the poorest of poor of by steeling tenders all over the place and doing inferior work or no work at all yet he gets paid. Infrastucture in Limpopo is almost non-existant where this fat racist pig resides with his ANC accomplices who are enriching themselves at the expense of the poor. Easy for him to get away with it' just blame the white colonialists as the masses will get into a frenzy with bulls%!t like that. The point is he is in a big black Merc with his people sweating in the sun to enrich him some more. Im sure Greg got his car through hard work and not through government contacts so he has every right to drive it and certainly doesnt have to answer to you, dimwit.

      pule.m.d - 2012-03-07 14:58

      pls Greg dont hate

      pule.m.d - 2012-03-07 15:00

      Greg i wil jst say to u,dnt be jelous of him bcos u cnt afrd that merc

      Gerald - 2012-03-07 15:07

      @ Kevin, I maybe a dimwit Kevin thanx, but I think you fail to see the point I was trying to raise. I haven't even said anything on this platforms to illustrate support for Juju, cos infact I don't at all. I am saying it is irrelevant what car he came therein as far as I am concerned, it is that whilst I am in my air conditioned office working he took the troubles to go, he inspired people who were there, in a small way, he did something, whilst I am in my office blogging, that is a good thing as far as I am concerned, and does not automatically mean I lend my support to the Male a (read ANCYL) resolutions on economic emancipation for the masses. As a side note, why is it that you bloggers here, esp white ones, like to qualify people with an alternate opinion to your own as stupid, dimwitted or even four legged with a tail, or that we must run up the nearest tree or take up woodwork...it is actually funny and a huge irony...don't you think Kev?

      andy4real - 2012-03-07 16:06

      Why Should Julias give away his Mercedez that belongs to the bank, when you cant even give a cent to any charity?

      Greg - 2012-03-08 07:58

      To all those who objected to me commenting, note the following: 1) Julius says the ANC must listen to the masses - the ANC has done exactly that - when the electorate voted for the ANC based on the ANC's stated policies - when the entire electorate voted (regardless of race), and not just those who protested on Wednesday. 2) My question regarding the Merecedes remains - as Julius claims to represent the poor (thankfully, at least someone does speak on their behalf) yet he spends more money than he claims to earn. Simple maths exposes the "dilemma"). However, the HAWKS and SARS will resolve that "dilemma", if indeed there is anything untoward (remember -the principle "innocent until found guilty" still applies). 3) To those who brought race (and "hate") into my comment - you have missed the point entirely. (We have too many racial comments from all race groups - and I simply cannot understand what race has to do with this issue. If you have a problem with race - then talk to God - who decided who would be born with a specific colour skin).

  • Morama - 2012-03-07 13:35

    please news 24 commentators,the guy is there like every one else and whatever he said makes sense.

      Vermie - 2012-03-07 14:18

      Not everybody else has just been in a very public battle and expulsion from the ANC. And not everybody else showed up in a black merc and addressed the crowd. That puts him apart from the people gathered.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-08 08:54

      Malema showed up at the march because his ego is SO BIG he went looking for the crowd cheering him..." JuJu" and to stand on the platform (that he loves so much) and put in his speech on his issues.You supporters are so blind you don't see his motif...I've change my mind.... Malema might not be the brightest as far as being highly educated......but he is a clever conartist...it takes some doing to hoodwink these people..even though at least 3/4 of them are uneducated and easly influenced.

  • gunofmine - 2012-03-07 13:35

    Not a big fan, but you've got to admire some of this man's traits- the defiance, boldness, rebelliousness and confidence he has, very rare indeed. #justsaying#

      Penny - 2012-03-07 13:40

      The problem is, that sort of rhetoric, to the uneducated minds, is a recipe for revolt and anarchy. Very dangerous.

      dewald.galjaard - 2012-03-07 14:02

      you forgot stupidity

      Kevin - 2012-03-07 15:00

      Deffinately heading for anarchy in this country if the masses think this t@ss is their saviour. When that happens all the masses can live like their brothers in Zim,Zambia,Nigeria,Mozambique and Malawi. 98% of these people have nothing and live from day to day if they lucky. Go have a look @Gunfomine and this is what impreses you. Time for all of us S Africans to give up our cars, houses, clothes and move back to mud huts,animal skins and donkeys me thinks.........

      Christina - 2012-03-07 15:51

      @gunofmine - very true indeed. life will be dull without malema. he keeps most of us in our toes. viva juju viva.

  • logical007 - 2012-03-07 13:38

    He will always have a job as a stand up comedian!!! I always LAUGH when I read his comments!!!!!!!!!!

      Nthati Mokhehle - 2012-03-07 13:44

      With all due respect, that's a bit silly..what did he say here that's so funny, I don't get it?

      Neutra - 2012-03-07 13:49

      I agree! He is a narrow-minded pig who doesn't see the bigger picture. He is a terrorist! Enemy of the state!!

      francois.delange - 2012-03-07 13:53

      Nathi, he opens his big mouth, thats why people laugh....

      Nthati Mokhehle - 2012-03-07 13:59

      @Francois, it's Nthati, not Nathi. And I think ppl dismiss what he says by laughing possibly coz they are threatened by what he says maybe coz there's some truth to some of the things he says?? Don't get me wrong, I'm not in support of everything that comes out of his mouth. I do find it rather curious that ppl react to him the way they do...

      Martin - 2012-03-07 15:53

      For one, he stared across the crowd and told them how many of them there were. Consider the following: the maximum capacity of Cape town Stadium is 64100. So he's saying they will fill the stadium twice and then have another 30 000 (that's half the employees of Checkers) standing around. That is truly a ludicrous amount of people. I wonder if he ever played "How many beans in the jar?".

  • Anneck - 2012-03-07 13:40

    The masses? Does that include anyone with white skin? White people who also have a say in South Africa?

      Penny - 2012-03-07 13:43

      What do you think? Malema and his ANCYL troublemakers are all racists. There is no place for minority groups in the Youth League.

      Anneck - 2012-03-07 13:49

      He IS a racist. A dangerous one too. And the ANC IS listening to him I'm afraid. That is evident in that they now wish to change the constitution? They are looking for ways to drive out foreign investment and one day we will have Zimbabwe like dictatorship. Bad times.

      francois.delange - 2012-03-07 13:50

      Anneck, we are not people we aré "blooding agents"......

      Aphiwe - 2012-03-07 13:54

      It does Anneck actually, turns out the masses he is talking about is the ppl who are those anti e-tolling and labour broking he said nothing about them being black or white. Or what do you feel bad coz u know that white skinned ppl never reli strike but always reap the benefits. All they do is sit infront of their tv's and complain and come on to News24 with their noses such in the air complaining that the country 'is going to the down the drain, how everything is so expensive etc' then when a strike is organised ya'll see it as a day off. Penny, the ANCYL is not racist, actually a white guy from Pta who went to Boys High is a staunch member of the ANC and stood for a ward there so dont even, they may be radical but not racist.

      Penny - 2012-03-07 13:57

      Aphiwe, then why is Malema and his colleagues ALWAYS attacking 'white' this and 'white' that. Sure sounds racist mate !!!

      Jenny - 2012-03-07 14:43

      Aphiwe, it's laughable to say that white people don't strike but sit back and reap the benefits of the strikers. What benefits? The trashing and rubbish of streets and buildings, the calls to violence by the likes of Malema? The staying away from work which costs the country millions whilst the uncomplaining minority struggle to put in a day's work and do the job of the others who are rampaging around the streets. You're right - white people don't create havoc. They just k-k and betaal and try and make things work for a better future.

      Kevin - 2012-03-07 15:12

      @Aphiwe the only reason white people walk with their noses in the air is because of the stench of this filthy place. We try sort out issues in a different way to striking/looting/burning and certainly dont see this a as a chance to stay at home. Go check all whites are at work today. Its your brothers who take the oppurtunity to stay home at any given chance and then still demand pay. How do whites reap the bennefits ?? Why do you not see who are all the fat cat multi-millionairs are, the black elite and they dont give a continental about the poor so get of your racist horse. Unfortunately through out Africa blacks will always blame whites for their short comings as its the easy way out for people who want everything for nothing...

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-07 15:57

      If this country is so filthy why won't all the White People leave Australia awaits u. M sure with all the wealth ur forefathers accumulated u'll be able to start a new life there with that being said, we really don't care what u think!!!!

      Anneck - 2012-03-07 17:09

      Aphiwe, the very people who sing "Shoot the Boer" (Shoot the white farmer, if my translation is correct?) are racist! Struggle song or not, we no longer live in that world! We all know what Malema is up to! Wake up and smell the coffee mate! For anyone who stands with Julius Malema is a racist himself! Period!

      Omnivore - 2012-03-07 19:36

      @ Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize One white guy says something you don't like and you want to send us all to Australia? Your response embodies the essence of racism.

  • Donald - 2012-03-07 13:41

    Malema, like all dictators has read 'Demagoguery 101'

  • Neutra - 2012-03-07 13:48

    "Cosatu supporters refused to be addressed by a Limpopo ANC representative in Polokwane on Wednesday, calling him a friend of youth league leader Julius Malema. They said they would not be spoken to by "the ANC of [Premier Cassel] Mathale, and Malema, who are thieves". THE MASSES HAVE SPOKEN!!!

      Kevin - 2012-03-07 15:17

      If only there were a lot more of the masses that realise what fatboy is up to(theft,self enrichment, tenders), then maybe everyone will shun him.

  • francois.delange - 2012-03-07 13:48

    He left in the Mercedes to fetch his calculator, he can't count.....

      maselwa.mokgosinyane - 2012-03-07 15:06

      You need to be Matured Chief...

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 13:51

    Youth have been given too much say in things, and I am not just talking about the ANCYL. Idiots with no wisdom who think they understand the world, no longer listen to the experience of the elders anymore.

      maselwa.mokgosinyane - 2012-03-07 15:04

      Still I do not understand you point...CHIEF you out of context

  • Mzamo - 2012-03-07 13:53

    Yesterday on SA FM Mr Vavi said "no political leaders will be given stand to talk in the march"!! Y then Malema was given that opportunity? He is still an ANCYL leader (as he is still going to appeal)!!! Seems as if I am not going to trust Vavi in future!!!!

      Penny - 2012-03-07 13:57

      Agree with you

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 14:00

      Amen

      pule.m.d - 2012-03-07 15:18

      thats yr personal choice heay!but i wil tel u something he also own a vihicle(lol a merc)so i thnk it was fair enough for him to join oda owners

  • Blank - 2012-03-07 13:59

    Mr. Malema, these people are not there for you but like the ANC and ANCYL, I know you guys like to hijack important events.

  • Chester Dk Muthelo - 2012-03-07 14:03

    Amandla We are fighting for economic freedom Long live Malema

      Neutra - 2012-03-07 14:06

      He will live long - in despair and isolation.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 14:07

      If you are serious about your comment, i suggest you do some research into the concept.

      Deon - 2012-03-07 14:18

      This economic freedom (theft) is against the law but try it in Zimbabwe.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-03-07 14:31

      Chester, economic freedom can only ever be found when YOU GET OF YOUR BUTTS..and work hard. NEVER, EVER IN THE HISTORY of man has a nation been given things for nothing(maybe a T-shirt)..but not much else. YOUR PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND they will wait till the day they die, and still won't get given cars, houses, jobs,and land.Until you start something of your own, you will feel disadvantaged. I had 1 sewing machine and R95.00, and 4years later I had created work for 5 people and was earning R15,000 a month. It was hard going many days I would want to give up...but I kept going..12years later I bought my first house CASH...If I could so can you...

      Irene - 2012-03-07 14:41

      Chester if only you could have a logical brain. Even if it was only for five minutes, you might see the light.

      Kevin - 2012-03-07 15:22

      @Sandra never a true'r word spoken. If this Chester dude can explain to me what this 'economic freedom' is then maybe people will listen. To fatboy 'economic freedom' is to shut down forein investment and the plunder the mines,banks etc for self gain. Unfortunately Chester and co are living in a dream world....

      Juan - 2012-03-07 16:15

      Ask the people of limpopo if they like his economic freedom, I don't think so

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-07 16:52

      Will some, anyone please PLEASE explain to me what economic freedom means??

  • Shalin - 2012-03-07 14:04

    Stop writing articles about this turd, FFS!

  • Ditantane - 2012-03-07 14:07

    my president

      Neutra - 2012-03-07 14:10

      President of the terrorists!

      Solly - 2012-03-07 15:56

      Lol whether you like it or not Neutra his name will forever dominate the media and the history of south africa which qualifies him a good politician.

      Solly - 2012-03-07 15:57

      @Neutra oa segisha shame

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-07 16:53

      baaaaaaa baaaaaaa... bloody sheep

  • Paula - 2012-03-07 14:08

    The things people will say and do for attention...Why does everything have to be about Malema...He makes more appearances then the president himself...just to stir as usual...In anycase his v wise words seems to be worthless just has his title....

  • Ntokozo V Zwane - 2012-03-07 14:09

    how do you fit 150 000 people in squashed up joburg roads? Dats besides the point, how this man stil receives cheers from the same people he rips off bothers me. I wish there was a Malema fan in this forum to explain to me what has he done for us, the youth except make most of them to be rebellious, egotistic and unrespecting to their elders? If i did or said 15% of the thing this man has said, my face would be swollen due to klaps id get from my parents

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 14:11

      Too right.

      Penny - 2012-03-07 14:15

      Why do you think Fatboy's cheeks are so big ?

      pule.m.d - 2012-03-07 15:27

      150000 people it was jst an estimated number,and i gues if u cnt do estimations in yr lyf den u mst be a slow learner.oh ripping dr u wrong cos he neva took anythin from the poor u.the commets he made he neva ask u to go say thm to yr parents.

      siyat.bonanza - 2012-03-07 15:46

      @Pule: Estimations? LOL! Is Malema a Statistian now?

      Martin - 2012-03-07 16:01

      @Pule. In primary school you learn spelling and arithmetic. In secondary you learn algebra and writing. In tertiary you study verse and calculus. If you haven't mastered spelling, I don't think you should be trying your hand at estimates.

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-07 16:11

      Ntokozo to answer ur question. One thing that Malema has done that you probably won't do is raising awareness about the Sad Realities of this country pertaining to its History. Ds Malema u don't know anything about, Speaks into vital issues such as Redistribution of Wealth (which shud be music to every normal black person). I am not his fan but I fully agree with his views. A sign of a great leader is to inspire, ds guy inspires me to give the heads up to all about the injustices of the past which are still felt to this day, to address these injustices remains between u and I (This exludes white people who have already benefited) thanks to Apartheid!

  • TenRas1 - 2012-03-07 14:10

    His representing the poor and black workers of South Africa. I don't expect white people to understand that...their fathers are apartheid beneficiaries so what do they know about being poor? Do you think R1700 that u give to black maids is enough to take her kids to good schools? Stop being Tjatjaraga

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 14:17

      You make it out as though all our parents were supporters of the apartheid. My parents were 'others' on their passports. They taught me every day about how dedication and hard work will get you somewhere, and that's what they did. The fact that people get paid such a little amount is not 'White' peoples fault, it is the new governments inability to help the people before themselves. But as always, blame every white person for the un-fortold circumstances of introducing civilization to tribesmen.

      Neutra - 2012-03-07 14:18

      He represents the poor and black workers of South Africa, because they are the only illiterate and educated fools who will pay attention to him. Most educated people of all colors think Malema is as dumb as mud! Instead of attacking everyone who isn't black & poor, he should rather implore those in position of power or economic freedom to assist to educate these poor, black people. It's the ANC's fault for taking so long to deliver on their promises! That's why the people are frustrated! It's not the white peoples' fault! That excuse is relevant maybe 10 years ago, but now it rings completely empty.

      TenRas1 - 2012-03-07 14:33

      I still don't expect you people to understand.

      Nonku Butelezi - 2012-03-07 14:58

      He's representing the black poor but he isn't poor. He has quite a lot of liquid money and other financial assets so what has he done for the poor youth? We've heard about his poor childhood but he does nothing to help the youth of today. He's useless, just has a lot to say.

      Alex - 2012-03-07 15:00

      Ten, he represents the poor and black workers how exactly? By driving around in a million rand car, wearing his R150 000 watch, choosing from his R3 million Gucci wardrobe and supervising the construction of his R16 million mansion? You know Saint Mother Theresa fought for the plight of the poor in India. She did this by rejecting her families wealth and living as those she represented and fought for, creating awareness of the living conditions. When was the last time, Malema or anything to do with Malema, created awareness as to how the poor are living? When did he last use his influence on the media to discuss living conditions of poor people, or even go to a township? He seems to care more for the situation in Botswana than those he "represents" And why does he not walk with those in the march that he claims to care so much for instead of hoping in a black merc?

      TenRas1 - 2012-03-07 15:18

      How many of them Malema's that are driving million rand cars? alot of them in the government but at least he stands up and be vocal about the poor people. Malema is not employed by government, deal with those that are suppose to be giving proper service deliveries. Do yourself a favour and listen to what its been said rather than looking at whose saying it.

      Nonku Butelezi - 2012-03-07 15:33

      Ten you are contradicting yourself! Do you not think that the person who has experienced poverty first hand would be one of the first to help people in the same situation? Instead he is rude, arrogant and useless! The only thing he speaks about when given a platform is nationalization and insulting some leader. Nothing about the youth, their education etc. Before he spoke about nationalization he should have been concerned about the number of higher institutions in SA. Malema is a fraud

      Penny - 2012-03-07 15:36

      @Nonku - EXACTLY RIGHT The world's greatest humanitarian leaders, also did much for others first, before themselves. Malema and his money and power-hungry horde of beret-wearing baffons, don't even want to work. Just gimme, gimme, gimme !!! Pathetic bunch of lazy thugs! Malemas has done NOTHING for the poor, even with his 53million in the bank.

      Kevin - 2012-03-07 15:45

      @Tenras of course he is paid by the government as a ANCYL/ANC member. The other area's of his salary come from his construction company's etc which get awarded dubious tenders all the time and dont do the work despite being paid. You also answered the question as to why the people are so poor because the ANC boys are all driving 1 Mill rand cars and living in 10 Mill rand houses. Let me tell you the previous regime did not live like that. He is ripping his people off so maybe you should listen a little bit.

      Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-03-07 15:50

      To say Julius is useless seems a bit far fetched. How is a man who has raised issues as crucial as Redistribution of the economy useless, is he not the one who rightfully so reminds us how the Whites took advantage during Apartheid (which explains) their Financial Status. By the way these whites u are siding with have done worse to ur parents. Juju may be a thief, Who isn't? The President or the Pink People? So plz think.... He deserves some credit for raising awareness so vigorously to a whe lot of black People. I don't love Julius but I am a hundred percent pro his views!!!!

      Marion - 2012-03-07 16:16

      @Kevin - the government does not pay ANC/ANCYL salaries. They pay the salaries of any political parties members who are employed by the government. Julius is not employed by the government.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 16:19

      "these whites that you are siding with" are not the same whites who implemented the system, but they should be punished anyway? Give everyone a million rand, and in a few months time, the majority will still be poverty stricken because they won't know how to make more money with what they have. No, 'our' new government has failed 'us'. It has been 18 years now. If you think that a hateful racist is going to make things better, just turn your head to the north and see how Mugabe helped his people.

      Alex - 2012-03-07 17:14

      Ten, how can you not look at who!?! For something to have credibility, for it be taken seriously, for it for be listened to and considered, the source is always considered!! And it has to be considered to be a credible source. But ok, let's look at what he is saying. "nationalize the mines" "whites this and that" "I did nothing wrong" "mbeki out, Zuma in" "Zuma out, mbeki in" "I actually love whites" "shoot the boer." Lots of fighting for and mentioning the poor there. Perhaps you need to consider what Malema is NOT saying? Like what is economic freedom? How exactly will his ideas help the poor? How are the poor actually living and suffering? And what is he actually DOING? Actions speak louder than words... And his actions detract from the poor and their needs... Funny how you ignore the question, how is he fighting for the poor?

  • Henk - 2012-03-07 14:13

    can you even count to 10 your idiot?

      maselwa.mokgosinyane - 2012-03-07 15:19

      I am confused now...who is an IDOIT now...really a two year old child can count to 10. In this case an IDIOT is YOU

      Kevin - 2012-03-07 15:36

      @Maselwa have you ever heard the phrase 'tougue and cheek' ? If not rather keep quiet and stop embarresing yourself.

  • nkosiab - 2012-03-07 14:20

    ja you can tell the RICH ones are here

      Martin - 2012-03-07 16:05

      Yes, I don't know how they do it. They are all imperialist swine getting paid by the motherland (Great Britain). We should burn down our own houses in protest.

      Tanya Viljoen - 2012-03-07 16:15

      @nkosiab is that why YOU are here?

  • Solly - 2012-03-07 14:34

    Cde malema you will forever remain my president.

      Kala - 2012-03-07 14:41

      Malema hes reached his economic freedom and doesn't give to hoots about you or he would have been donating some of his millions to the poor instead of shopping at Gucci.

      Solly - 2012-03-07 14:47

      I dnt need a cent from malema or the government kala. What is happening with todays government thats exactly what happened in the olden days so i worry not.

      Albert - 2012-03-07 15:21

      @Solly. Your second comment seems to be a major contradiction. Thank you for admitting that this goverment rips the masses off just like you felt it in the olden days. So tell me what does this tell you? At least everyone had roads they could drive on without having to pay for city tolls. We never had problems with our electricity. Angola here we come at one hell of a rate of knots. Don't get me wrong. I love this country, but what is going on is certainly not justified.

      Solly - 2012-03-07 15:35

      I hear what you saying albert and i 100% agree with you. The point i am driving home is that majority of people commenting here they are saying things as if the first see or hear from black leaders. Instead of seating down in find a solution to this problems we are quarreling about Cde Malema who is not even a civil servant or member of parliament.

  • Kala - 2012-03-07 14:37

    150 000 is still only 0.35% of the population. Hardly "The Masses".

      Marion - 2012-03-07 16:15

      @Kala - If he was saying 150 000 in Johannesburg you need to realise that it will be a much higher figure when all 32 centres attendance is taken into account. If it is 150 000 for the entire country then that is already more than COSATU were expecting. There is also a theory (I'm not sure of the exact ratio) that says for every 1 person who expresses dissatisfaction about something there will be another xx number who support that view.

  • RORO4MPHOZA - 2012-03-07 14:41

    Juju you are the man

      Neutra - 2012-03-07 14:58

      and you are his b!tch.

  • steveroodt - 2012-03-07 14:45

    Rent a Crowd will do for Mr Malema to have his say to the poor while he drives off in his Merc

  • maselwa.mokgosinyane - 2012-03-07 14:47

    I do not understand why people keep making a lot of nose about JUJU as if he is the only one who addressed the protesters. To me it shows that JUJU is still feared. Why people are digressing from the event of the day..STOP JUJU this JUJU that…The real matter of the day is E-tolling and Labour Brokage. I have observed something that those who are untie JUJU and those who fear him they are using every opportunity they get to discredit him. Today is not about Malema. We do not care what is happening about his home in Polokwane, we do not care about the MERC or the appeal.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 14:59

      We are aware of what today is about. It is important that labor brokers and etolling are stopped. But Julias doesnt stand for 'a better life for all'. He is all about making money and being a VIP. He wants to be remembered as an important rebel like Che Guevara and Madiba. He wants to have his cake an eat it too.

      Neutra - 2012-03-07 14:59

      Then maybe he should have joined the protest like the rest of the sufferers instead of arriving like the queen in her coach. We will shut up the day he shuts up!

  • Mncedisi Budaza - 2012-03-07 14:54

    Guys u leave juju alone, if u think or feel that he has abuse our tax money, so what? Wat about khulubuse zuma, thousand of mine works got no jobs today due to him. Anyway I understand like he said that in polotics there are no parmanant friends, as for white they shud stop calling him names because we are on poverty because of them.ppl u shud start focusing to real issues n leave juju alone pls pls

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 15:02

      Still blaming the whites.

      Nonku Butelezi - 2012-03-07 15:17

      Mncedisi bhuti cha! We not comparing your leaders but we speaking about Malema individually. This is the guy has done nothing for the SA youth! Black or white

      Solly - 2012-03-07 15:19

      I agree with you Mcedisi what malema is saying is nothing to what they have done to our brothers and sisters. They just got emotional because of a mere word of mouth wereas during their times they killed our people please guys lets not forget that!

      Solly - 2012-03-07 15:31

      Nonku name any youth league leader who has done anything for youth in south africa please. What i know is that the youth of south africa became intersted in politics because of cde malema which is very good to know what is happening in your country!

      Kevin - 2012-03-07 15:31

      @Mncedisi, 18 years down the line and the poverty is worse than ever, the unemployment is worse than ever, crime, corrupion and infrastructure all worse than ever. Still the whites fault. You laughable. When your people realise nothing is free and you must work hard for every cent then maybe Africa will be a success. Untill then blame the West and hold out your begging bowls. Im sure the West will continue filling them for you. Sorry Solly there's no response for a clown.

      Martin - 2012-03-07 16:15

      @Mkhize: We're very sorry.

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-07 17:03

      @solly - You seem to be sort of educated. Whites never killed your people. Out of the 25000 people killed during apartheid, only 600 blacks were killed by the apartheid goverment. The rest were killed by your own black brothers - FACT. The anc against the PAC and the IFP - FACT! You killed 24400 of your own people for power. Savages comes to mind

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-07 17:07

      aaaawww mteshzi - cannot create your own wealth huh? You need redistribution so you can have a piece of the pie huh? Aaaawww my heart bleeds lump sheet for you. Infact, i'm taking one now as i write this for you. When are you going to use the word 'WORK" in your constant rhetoric about pink people. Which by the way i dont mind being called by that name as i'd be any colour but the colour of Sh.....

      Bra - 2012-03-07 17:37

      Guys why don't we just forget about being civil to each other and do what we feel in our hearts "make like nike and just do it" i.e. if you feel like calling somebody the K-word just do it. If you want to blame every single white person for apartheid just do it. If don't have religious tolerance and slate others', just do it. Let's just create the anarchy that a lot of us "want" and just do it. If you can't wait to blow each other apart, just do it.

      Omnivore - 2012-03-07 19:50

      @Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize You are a bad person. ANYONE who speaks like you do is evil, condemning everyone of a certain race like you do - you are as bad as any white racist. You also seem to think crime is okay since, according to you, "everyone steals". You represent none of the values of the very people who freed this country. You're a bigot, like Hitler and YOU should go away.

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-03-07 15:43

    "Shoot to kill, to kill"... yes, he sang it.

  • Daz - 2012-03-07 16:03

    And yet they keep on voting in the ANC en masse... *shakes head*

  • Joseph - 2012-03-07 16:27

    South African government is ripping off the already finacially depressed people. I believe we voted for the ruling party to sort out the economic mess created by the NP, not to impoverish the people. Viva COSATU!!!! Long live "Juju"!! ANC leadership can try as much as they like to destroy "Juju", but it is not going to work. You force him out, you loose elections and ANC dies. Simple hee!

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 16:31

      What you just said is, "I don't think, I just follow." "destroy the ANC, destroy the history behind ANC, I don't care if the economy collapses, as long as I feel rich for a year."

  • zenithdolphin - 2012-03-07 16:28

    and so this goes on and on and on...problem is that the masses who adore JuJu are pissed off at the ANC elders for non delievry of services and jobs, yet are laso (no fault of theris) truly ignorant and without the world view education brings - if they did they would not look at him as a saviour, but as a political opportunist who spouts the rhetoric they want to hear, yet lines his back pocket without any evidence of REAL care and support. That's the tragedy of Africa...bucks first and foremost and to hell with the rest. Actually, pretty common around the world, yet some places DO have the world view and education to recognise puerile and sub-standard attempts to gain power and money.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 16:33

      You are spot on. No one can blame the supporters. Education and a world view is what will eventually bring us together, not just in our country, but globally.

  • Vuyolwethu Sanele Gqwaru - 2012-03-07 17:23

    Malema says the ANC must listen to the masses, yes he is right but what HE needs to do is get a brain transplant and a breath mint. He is no longer in the ANC which means of course no one in the ANC will listen to him because our precious ANC does not listen to the needs of ordinary man on the streets and Julius is well, not in the ANC, almost making him ordinary

  • Sadrick Lottering - 2012-03-07 17:33

    Of cause he drove a Mercedes... That isn't news... Get use to it!!!

  • Daan - 2012-03-07 20:45

    Hou tog net jou bek.

  • Ryan - 2012-03-08 16:09

    I think he is trying to convince the protestors that he can count.

  • sikhumbuzo.qwabe - 2012-03-08 20:18

    Its unfortunate that the media is always labelled negatively everytime people want to lay a blame for any kind of political failure. Yes 150 000 people attended the march but the objective of the march cannot be judge by a mere 300 000 people. Ask Tsangirai, he turn the union to a political party and failed to win against Mugabe.

  • subhashlalji - 2012-03-18 12:02

    WHY IS ALMOST ENTIRE SA CONCENTRATING ON THIS OF MALEMA STORY, THE ISSUE IS SETTLED WITH ANC AND IF THIS MAN IS SO CONFIDENT THAT HE HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE POOR, THEN WITH HIS WEALTH THE ISSUE IS VERY VERY SIMPLY "SET UPYOUR OWN POLITICAL PARTY" AND FIGHT THE ANC AND OTHER PARTIES OR IS NOT THAT CONFIDENT THAT HE NEEDS TO STILL RIDE ON A FREE ANC HORSE?

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