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Malema: Cops threatened to kill me

2012-09-18 14:04

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema claims police threatened to kill him at Wonderkop Stadium when he was denied entry on Monday.

"Police threatened to isolate us and kill us," Malema told reporters in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
"They pushed us out against our will... even though we were invited there to speak."

On Monday, police stopped Malema at the gates of the stadium, where striking miners had gathered to be briefed on developments about their wage demands.

After a lengthy discussion with police, Malema drove off, escorted by about 10 police vans.

A police helicopter circled above, while police on foot patrol ran to points of entry at the stadium to stop Malema if he attempted to return.

‘Zuma a liability’

He said after the August 16 shooting, where 34 striking miners were killed, police and civilians carrying weapons should have been disarmed.

Malema said President Jacob Zuma had militarised police "like all dictators" when he took office.
"Jacob Zuma is a liability to South Africa and the ANC.

"Like all dictators, he only concentrates on his village Nkandla."

Malema said Zuma was only interested in his family, and would plunge the country into a "deeper crisis".

"It's not about a person who sings beautifully and dances nicely."

Zuma vows action against Malema

Referring to Malema, Zuma told Parliament last week that action would be taken against those suspected of inciting violence.

"It is also some people of some description who are going there to instigate miners to operate in a particular way," Zuma said at the time.

"It cannot be accepted. And therefore we are looking into that; we are going to be acting very soon."

Prior to this, Malema told striking miners at Gold Fields near Carletonville not to return to work until their demands were met.

He also called for a national strike to take place once a week, every month.

Last week, Malema also visited SA National Defence Force soldiers in Lenasia, who are facing disciplinary action for a protest at the Union Building in 2009. Malema criticised government and accused it of ignoring the needs of SANDF members.

Workers at Lonmin's Marikana mine downed tools last month, demanding a R12 500 wage increase.

Comments
  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-18 14:07

    Only threatened? pity...

      joe.moer.14 - 2012-09-18 14:10

      @ Charles, I hate it when people does that. LOL. At least he has one thing right, JZ is a liability to this country, but so is Juju.

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-18 14:11

      Here's a tissue.

      werner.nel.712 - 2012-09-18 14:11

      I would have been tragic if they shot him. I would have had a sad one minute....

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-18 14:11

      Another missed oppertumity!

      arjen - 2012-09-18 14:13

      Here we go with another bombardment of Malema "headlines".

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-18 14:14

      malema - please man : we saw the video. That cop called you "Mr. Malema"..! arse... as about zuma - YOU put him there! you made enemies left and right! You are either in inflitrator from zim (bob's biatch) or just a blatant traitor to your country! And all you had to do is to follow the channels that other politicians do - like the da! Enjoy hell...

      nads.delange - 2012-09-18 14:14

      Ah boowhoo, grab a tissue. You want to create anarchy, be willing to live with the consequences.

      marc.rule - 2012-09-18 14:14

      Shame julius did not get his way……… now get lost.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-18 14:25

      @Charles at-least the Police is Moving in the right direction...

      nicholas.graan - 2012-09-18 14:30

      This is the same man who threatened to kill for Zuma. Threats of killing in South Africa is just part of normal live in SA. Democracy and a civilized Constitution has arrived here way too early.

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-18 14:33

      just a matter of time...

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-18 14:42

      "Malema: Cops threatened to kill me" Malema my Boykie i guess you don't read the articles on News24... More that 1/2 of South Africa has already threatened to Kill you...

      sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-09-18 14:45

      Well said!!

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-18 14:49

      H Y S T E R I C A L !!!!!

      trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-09-18 15:19

      They only had "rubber bullets" remember

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-18 15:34

      aaaag Pleeeze Juju - when "Big Bubba' gets hold of you in prison...that's when you need to cry!

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-18 15:40

      So many commentors united in hate against Malema. Black and white. Very interesting. But hate him or love him this boy raises critical issues which only a few can raise in public.

      giovanni.izar - 2012-09-18 16:29

      Thabang, maybe he raises critical issues. But does he have any Idea of how to deal with them. Or is he just a loud mouthed idiot that has power over the meek and abuses it with lies and deceit for his own enrichment? The F@ck should be renamed. INJASUTI

      pj.egolie - 2012-09-18 16:58

      Totaly agree with you such a PITY

      eddie.rocher - 2012-09-18 17:19

      @Charles I agree why just threaten,they should have locked him up. He is a embarrassment for South Africa

      alf.pop - 2012-09-18 20:02

      Reload and do a proper job!

      daan.vandenberg.773 - 2012-09-19 08:36

      Get used to it you PR&CK. Now you know why us whiteys think you are a moron.

      samantha.ungerer.1 - 2012-09-19 10:34

      Ma-Le-Ma they didnt say they were going to kill you they said "kiss", he was going to kiss you, or at least thats wht i recall you said on CNN

      chilli.stephenson1 - 2012-09-20 09:14

      "It's not about a person who sings beautifully and dances nicely." Is malema talking about Zuma... oh yeah a strong contender for vocalist and dancer of the year... X-Factor. bwhahaha

      phindani.zethi - 2012-09-20 09:49

      @werner.nel.712- And you gonna be happy if is your brother or dad, or any of your relative if was to be shot?

  • sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-18 14:07

    And why is that my problem Malema? yeh?

      marc.rule - 2012-09-18 14:16

      because he could not cause $H1T for once.

      heathway.master - 2012-09-19 13:48

      In the official court records of Malema versus Afri-Forum, with regards to his hate speech "Kill the Boer, Kill the farmer" the following statements appeared in the final judgement “The Constitution in Section 16 provides for the freedom of expression. The right in Subsection (1) does not extend to Propaganda for War b) Incitement to imminent violence c) Advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm. The above three crimes against the State and its people, fall outside any protection of rights as stated in the Constitution. I consider that every time Malema talks to a frenzied mob, he commits one of the crimes above, and therefore forgoes his right to freedom of expression. He has already been charged and found guilty of hate speech, and has been already charged with incitement to violence and anarchy.

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-18 14:07

    Malema really has a big imagination. Just seeking sensationalism as usual.

  • Cameron - 2012-09-18 14:07

    Only threatened? aaaaah :( They should have done it!

      stampalex - 2012-09-19 14:04

      So Juju my buddy, let me get this straight. You walk around inciting violence and preach about making things ungovernable, specificaly our mining industry which you'd love to nationalise. Then you challenge everyone in your ex-ANC to a fight and you then still run around sticking your nose generally where it is not wanted - and now you're surprised people threaten to kill you. Actually, I think the police in particular and everyone generally have shown remarkable constraint at not having carried out that threat yet. Patience are us, obviously.

  • mike.dufham.7 - 2012-09-18 14:08

    Pity they did not

      heathway.master - 2012-09-19 13:52

      Wish the police would take him to some isolated locality in Kalahari Desert, lock him up and never disclose the locality. Let him just disappear from society. He insults our president all the time, and why Zuma tolerates this rabble rouser, and inciter to violence, really mystifies me. Why allow him to try and destroy investment in this country, and try and make the mining industry ungovernable. He is destroying jobs at a phenomenal rate, and severely reducing tax income to the State, which it so desperately needs to uplift the poor, and improve their living standard. The man is dangerous with his militant and radical ideas, and surely the state can silence him and remove him from society, so that he can do no more harm to Zuma's stated aim of creating more jobs for all. He has never been responsible for any good in this country, and never will be.

  • denis.delaport - 2012-09-18 14:09

    Oh! dont be such a cry baby!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lulama - 2012-09-18 14:09

    They did not want to waste bullets in a worthless mouse like you.

      tgif.wtfaw - 2012-09-18 14:59

      Mouse ? should that not read Douche !

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-18 14:09

    You should stay away from places where you are not wanted! The end is near,stop trying to distract everyone from the truth!

  • gary.williams.7186896 - 2012-09-18 14:09

    Such a pity the Cops didn't.. Slugboy - Please choke on a chicken foot and die

  • frigo.donnerweer - 2012-09-18 14:09

    Well Julius, they should have...

  • ben.spreeth - 2012-09-18 14:10

    He has earned the right to be shot and nobody wants to do him the favour. Poor suffering idiot.

  • adriaan.pieterse - 2012-09-18 14:11

    He really looks like he is crying in that picture... haha.

      enlightened.bowman - 2012-09-18 16:56

      He will be when he goes to jail and becomes Mrs Piggy

  • Jacques - 2012-09-18 14:12

    Haha! 'Sorry sir, you're not allowed in' 'why?' *click-click* 'because I say so'. #Hardtobelieve

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-18 14:12

    Why is that a problem, Juju? You have no problem in singing "Shoot the Boer", so you set the example. Karma she's a beatch.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-18 14:18

      Touche!

  • dmcmr.dhai - 2012-09-18 14:12

    Ohk, now I believe, news24 is obsessed with malema. editor did you have to write a "new" line and load th erest of the story with old useless info? C'on now give us some break

      jannie.beirowski - 2012-09-18 15:01

      Are you trying to re-direct the attention fatboy is getting? You should know even clowns in the circus repeat their jokes at every show, so the fact that juju's name creates a lot of laughs and appreciation for his oscar-winning acting should keep his name and pranks appearing in news24 to re-tell the jokes about him.

  • gvangreunen - 2012-09-18 14:13

    they could have done us all a big favour and followed through with it!

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-09-18 14:13

    I was waiting for this to be honest.

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-09-18 14:14

    If wishes were horses SA would have the best calvary in the world...

      alan.gernet - 2012-09-18 15:35

      wtf?

  • Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-09-18 14:15

    Once again the SAPS has failed us,eish!!!

      Abram Mashego - 2012-09-18 14:30

      How did the SAPS fail us Thulany?

      dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-18 14:32

      Abram Mashego the shoot to kill policy is back.

      heini.botes - 2012-09-18 14:34

      Whahaha....#facepalm

      LynneOeschger - 2012-09-18 15:23

      You know, I hear everyone hating on Malema, but the SAPS shot to kill. The weapons they had could not fire rubber bullets. Whoever gave the order to shoot to kill must be held accountable. Stop reading only this site. Try dailymaverick.co.za for the truth.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-09-18 15:42

      @lynne, yeah it seems daily maverick is for you, you posted 3 of the same comments...ag shamepies! Where is the truth now...

  • michael.oelschig.9 - 2012-09-18 14:15

    Well you threatened to kill an entire country if they didn't support Zuma you hypocritical bone head!

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-18 14:17

    The coward is lying again.

      rontheogre - 2012-09-18 15:21

      He opened his mouth, didn't he?

  • morris.khunou - 2012-09-18 14:18

    There is enough evidence that these mine uprisings are fueld also by unemployed people in the community who are not part of the mines! It is the duty of the police to isolate these people when identified, Malema is not an exception. He claims to provide leadership, as what?

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-18 14:20

      How to bring total chaos,encite violence and hatred.

      pierre.walt - 2012-09-18 20:13

      Zuma or Floyd is still paying his salary.

      djgmaestro - 2012-09-19 11:43

      It does not matter if he is employed or not! The issue here is people must unit for a greater course! That is the African way. As we are arguing about what has happened others are planning and preparing for the worst or best outcomes not for you or me, but for themselves.

  • celeste.delange1 - 2012-09-18 14:18

    Shame...I will have to use a box of tissues to wipe the tears! Once I stop rolling on the floor, laughing hysterically!

  • andrew.prinsloo - 2012-09-18 14:19

    Oh such a pity they didn't go ahead and do it. It looks like he's crying over a dropped ice-cream cone in that pic :)

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-09-18 14:20

    so are some of comments by the readers also instigating violence??????I guess so, so why focus on him - i am still surprised that by now you have laid a charge against the police and the government

  • bullardx - 2012-09-18 14:20

    They shouldv:p:p...

  • sfuty - 2012-09-18 14:22

    where wer u Malema b4 being suspend...nw use miners win back ur lost political identity.shame on u

      heini.botes - 2012-09-18 14:32

      Like the current leadership my friend, you are only good enough when they need you, not the other way around

  • clive.toerien - 2012-09-18 14:22

    He is lying watch the video the policeman never said anything about shooting, he was the one that started saying are you gonna shoot me.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-18 14:53

      He is a REAL drama queen!

      mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-09-18 15:13

      please dont be too sure you were not there and you know that its a video clip which could be edited to suit what you want to hear and i AM not saying they did either but please lets be objective because oir hatred will blind us please

      rontheogre - 2012-09-18 15:27

      Shirley, you should NOT have put it that way! The first image that popped into my head after seeing the words "drama queen" was Juliass in DRAG. LOL. Now imagine the nightmares I will suffer and my therapist fees! It will not be cheap getting that image out of my mind.

      morris.khunou - 2012-09-18 15:57

      lying comes naturally with psychopaths

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-18 17:25

      Ronald:Sorry!! Hope you have a good medical aid!He would probably model his drag routine on ma Winnie!

  • bullardx - 2012-09-18 14:22

    ...and if they did im sure his case would been at the bottom level of unresolved crimes. except in this one no1 would give a sh$t. (atleast a majority of us:p)

      Olusunne - 2012-09-18 15:02

      Even if they kill him,heaven wl not loose it wl just cause more hates in our democratic govt.

      Olusunne - 2012-09-18 15:02

      Even if they kill him,heaven wl not loose it wl just cause more hates in our democratic govt.

      Olusunne - 2012-09-18 15:03

      Even if they kill him,heaven wl not loose it wl just cause more hates in our democratic govt.

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-09-18 14:24

    Pity they didn't.

  • jan.human - 2012-09-18 14:26

    Shame.... poor boy.... just another Poor boy....

  • kedebeer - 2012-09-18 14:27

    Hoekom klink hy nou soos Winnie. Ek dink hulle slaap saam. Ag siestog. Pateet. Wat soek jy op plekke wat jy nie hoort nie. Niemand sien jou as 'n leier nie. So nou wil jy dit afdwing. \Shoot the boy\ sien hoe draai die wiel. Hahahahah

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-09-18 14:27

    Remember yourself you also used police to chase Masoga supporter at youth leaque meeting in limpopo,so stop crying because you saw gun near you were so scared ,i wonder how will you cope in jail to prison.

      heini.botes - 2012-09-18 14:33

      Karma is a m@thafuka!

  • jacqueline.j.jacobs - 2012-09-18 14:30

    kill him kill him kill him

      mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-09-18 15:19

      i bet you never said the same about tereblanche or about chris hani's killer or the boeremag guys and you are now encitinng violence miss please lets comment peacefully and its ok to differ with him but not encourage police brutality

      djgmaestro - 2012-09-19 11:45

      to protect what?

  • vernon.annandale.7 - 2012-09-18 14:32

    Bring me my AK ill take this fat MOFO out!

      sandra.blignault - 2012-09-18 14:45

      Can I pretty please come with you? That will for sure be the best day of my life!!!

      vernon.annandale.7 - 2012-09-18 15:03

      Sure why not,hell ill even let you fire off a few rounds

  • gracemoremi - 2012-09-18 14:32

    Tsek!

  • john.fourie.18 - 2012-09-18 14:33

    But how? He is then so popular?

      constance.jooste - 2012-09-18 15:30

      In that brainless head he is popular. i ASK many people of his ilk if they would vote for him and they think I am joking and fall about laughing. As I said, the Hawks are flying, in his direction soon I hope

      djgmaestro - 2012-09-19 11:47

      because you have something to comment about, thats why!

  • jake.ko.71 - 2012-09-18 14:33

    O shame is this his new tactic now, trying to play victim now, poor sot!!

  • roger.deetlefs - 2012-09-18 14:34

    If you watch the vidoe it is not the police but a person in civilian cloths on that says he will shoot Juju.

  • sewsexy - 2012-09-18 14:36

    BooHoo Malema - go cry me a river - all you would have done was incite more violence and told the workers to stay away longer, while you sit in your mansion with pots of money in the bank and they sit with nothing!!!!! It is easy to talk boet!!! You brought this upon yourself - you only think about yourself and no-one else!!! Shame !!! Poor little boy!!

  • phaldiemeyer - 2012-09-18 14:36

    Pay back's a bitch...your own intolerant actions are used against you!! go get an education you ass!!!

  • james.eayrs - 2012-09-18 14:36

    ...and all they did was to sing "Shoot Malema, tra la la"

  • Bongiwe Bongie Mabongz Dlutu - 2012-09-18 14:38

    U threatened South Africa to kill white people do u still remember your song \Dubul'ibhulu\...u threatened to \kill 4 zuma\ who were u going to kill? What comes around goes around Juju,i am sorry mpintshi yam..earth is round..have respect 4 elders..do u remember the removal of Thabo Mbeki? Eat your lemons boy..Marikana is not a revolutional house...do u still remember your words when u were chasing BBC journalist \take this thing out or else...\Enjoy Juju read the bible 10 Commandments...especial the 5th \Honour your mother and father..\ Respect elders bra,makungakhalwa ngawe

      helio.paulo.7 - 2012-09-18 14:57

      Thank you....i am glad you set the record straight....what goes around comes around!

      athenkositistnhonto.gogo - 2012-09-18 15:05

      Bongie enkosi ka khulu ngokveze iremoval ka tat uMbeki...I think Juju and Zuma should learn a thing or two from that man...how he left office gracefully with no drama or what so ever...Juli-ass DIE....Zuma u 2 headed beast(literally) step down papi,the time has vcome 4 the Polokwana project to step down you've done nothing bsyds being a major let down to this country!

      martin.melzer.988 - 2012-09-18 16:13

      True. Very true.

  • stuka.nel - 2012-09-18 14:39

    "It's not about a person who sings beautifully and dances nicely." WTF!? are the ANC now full of disco diva's as well?

  • Bertverlinde - 2012-09-18 14:41

    Give that cop a bells!

  • attie.mostert.9 - 2012-09-18 14:41

    Hahaha, what a joke. Is that really the best lie you can come up with. Why didnt you use the..... there is no such things as a hermaphrodite or something else as lame as you always come up with.

  • Kevin - 2012-09-18 14:42

    Hey "BIG BOY"....where's you're Body guards now?

  • wouldntit.benice.1 - 2012-09-18 14:43

    If only

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-09-18 14:44

    So why DIDN'T they...dammmmmm...more air for us all

  • raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-18 14:46

    Shame poor poor little juju . Did the grown ups stop you from throwing another tantrum? Oh no they threatened to shot you? Come now stop being a child and grow up. If they did shot you tomorrow would be full of happiness and celebration,but alas you are a coackroach and refuse to die or go away for that matter. Enjoy the lime light it will be gone soon you whimpering ,uneducated excuse for a man. I hope the miners realize what a useless waste of skin you are and kill you themselves. SAP for the win.