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Malema: My money is nobody's business

2011-07-20 14:42

Johannesburg - It was nobody's business where he got his money from - and his supporters did not mind his lavish lifestyle, ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday.

"One of the things I've learnt in my short life in politics is the ability to live in the conditions of capitalism while fighting it and defeating it," he told reporters in Johannesburg.

Malema had called a media briefing to respond to a Sunday Independent report at the weekend that he was building himself a R16m house in the posh Johannesburg Sandown suburb.

First he said the news report only existed in "the imaginations of right-wing, narrow-minded and obsessed white people".

Then he told a journalist who asked where he got his money from: "It's none of your business... you must mind your own business."

'Not accountable to media'

He was a private citizen and not accountable to the media, said the African National Congress Youth League leader.

If the SA Revenue Service were to investigate him about the reported Sandown house, following a complaint from the Democratic Alliance, he would co-operate fully.

He added he was confident his taxes were in order, before launching into an attack against "ruthless capitalism".

"If you are a capitalist, you are an exploiter."

Asked how he justified his own expensive lifestyle - he lives in Sandton and drives a Mercedes Benz - Malema responded that poor people did not mind if their leaders were rich.

He boasted that he was "the only remaining leading political figure in the country who gets welcomed in the squatter camps".

"In this country, there are some amongst the poor who are saying Cyril Ramaphosa must be the president. He's a multi-millionaire.

"Some amongst the masses are saying Tokyo Sexwale must be president. He's rich. They don't care about his money, our people don't care about our money. What they care about is political consciousness, the will to liberate them," said Malema.

‘I remain poor’


"It's not about where we stay. Our people know that very well. It's not about the type of shoes we wear. That is petty. Our people want the political will and the ability to act and that is what we are doing."

Malema said he considered himself to be poor, because his house in Sandton and his car were owned by the bank.

"My definition of rich is those who own the means of production, I do not own...

"Instead of being rich, I remain poor but I'm creditworthy...

"That house you [the media] always make a noise about in Sandton - not the one you allege I'm building - it's owned by Absa. And if I fail to pay it, for sure, Maria Ramos [Absa group chief executive] would be very happy she's taking a house from a man who is leading a nationalisation campaign, because she does not want nationalisation."

Negative media coverage of him was all part of a drive to undermine the agenda he represented.

‘I would surrender my land’

"I represent nationalisation of mines, expropriation of land, decentralisation of development, free education, the liberation of the working class."

The ANCYL would only meet with the Chamber of Mines to discuss nationalisation if the chamber agreed to hold the meeting in a poor rural village, so that the mining bosses could "appreciate where we're coming from".

On land expropriation, Malema supported it if it happened in the public's interest.

He would even give up his Sandton house or his farm if land expropriation on those properties were to be taken in public interest.

"I've got a house here in Sandton. If tomorrow they say, that house, there is a need for a street to pass there and therefore they are expropriating it, I would not have a problem.

"I've got a farm with cattle... if I go home and they say they want to build a school, if it is in public interest, I would surrender it."

But if the government wanted to give the land to "an individual", Malema would not hand it over.

"We are talking about expropriation of land for public interest and public purpose. Not for individual benefit, not for political leadership benefits. That is anarchy. We will never allow that."

Comments
  • thundacat - 2011-07-20 14:45

    LOL

      Shelley Pembroke - 2011-07-20 14:52

      Laughing is the only thing that keeps me from crying. What a waste of a nation we have. So much potential, lost by so many selfish pieces of trash in power. Of course your money is our business Julius!

      Andrew - 2011-07-20 14:59

      Thundercat, this whole Malema thing is soooooooo BORING!!! It's time to ignore.

      Jan - 2011-07-20 15:04

      Some say that he's not entirely honest about his earnings.... All we know is that he has never banked with Absa bank... (hehe, I'll stop watching top gear now...)

      Pete - 2011-07-20 15:07

      Just wanted to share this pearl: Affirmative Action "South Africa is the only country in the world where affirmative action is in the favour of the majority who has complete political control. The fact that the political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against a 9% minority group is testament to a complete failure on their part to build their own wealth making structures, such that their only solution is to take it from others." London Times

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-07-20 15:09

      Yeah LOL. Looney tunes all the way. A real life cartoon charachter, albeit,sadly a dangerous one @ that.

      De_La_Rey - 2011-07-20 15:09

      I would like to smack malema so hard not even Google will find him!!

      Spyker May - 2011-07-20 15:10

      "...poor people did not mind if their leaders were rich..." Absolutely, I agree fully... ...and these rich leaders of the poor, do not mind that their followers are that stupid, either...

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:14

      @ Pete - I've said it before and I'll say it again - I'm British and I have NEVER heard of the "London Times". The Times, yes - London Times, never... but yeah, fair point

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:25

      @ De La Rey - go to Google, type "Julius Malema is a" and see what it comes up with ;-)

      The Wonderer - 2011-07-20 15:36

      I just did my duty, I went onto SARS website clicked on "Report a Suspicious Activity" & finally brought Malema's R300 000-00 watch, R78000-00 cash paid for a 5 star hotel & R16 MIL MANSION while earning R20k a month to their attention ;) You could do your duty and Report any Suspicious Activity of Malema's on there, seeing that they need to be informed of this. Go to http://www.sars.co.za/home.asp?pid=63296

      Jo - 2011-07-20 15:37

      Sure, then nor is anyone else's money HIS business. At last, something everyone can live with....

      BigD - 2011-07-20 15:44

      what a chop.

      Enough! - 2011-07-20 15:49

      Malema is and stays the puppet of Zuma! Their first plan was to take all political power away from the Xhosas then to get their hands on as much wealth and power as possible. Its never been about the poor but only about their own wealth and pockets! Its a sad day for all of us in SA but especially the poor! Malema is only looking after himself and his own interests and using the poor to achieve that!

      Jan - 2011-07-20 15:50

      @ Matt Now thats was proper Top Gear!! LMAO!

      Shazred - 2011-07-20 15:54

      @Shelly. I could not have said it better, you have hit it on the head.... Malema is such a blithering idiot, and an embarrassment to this country..

      TheUgly - 2011-07-20 16:04

      I've picked up a pattern with the ANC. 1) DENY! 2) Be Political about it since there is undeniable proof that your guilty 3) Keep on doing what your doing since your a corrupt simpleton andnobody can do anything about it 4) Move on to next selfish destructive behaviour which cost South Africans millions

      Shadoz - 2011-07-20 16:09

      This idiot cant even remember whatn he says ""One of the things I've learnt in my short life in politics" then he says that " it is none of your bussiness i am a private citizen" so what is he a citizen or polotician?

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-20 16:21

      @ Pete ,Hey thats my line , hahaha But you most welcome to you it , but I reckon we need to translate it to pedi !!

      Matt - 2011-07-20 16:23

      Some say his head is riddled with termites... and that Johnnie Walker makes a rare black-yellow-green label whiskey especially for him... all we know is, he's called Juliass

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-07-20 16:27

      @karabo - What book did you get THAT from???

      Warren Pridgeon - 2011-07-20 16:31

      Stop living in the past. Pick yourself up off the floor and make something of your life... and no I am not a rich whitey whose parents did everything for him. I got a loan to study. Studied. got a job. etc.

      realist03 - 2011-07-20 16:40

      534 is the number of RDP homes that could be built with malemas R16 million home he is building just for himself,,,oh and dont forget the bunker he is building in the basement,dictator style,,I guess he still plans on pissing off alot more people in the future so will need to hide,,,look where hitlers bunker got him.

      LloydSix - 2011-07-20 16:50

      Malema must be smiling to himself, Whites pay 90% of the tax and he gets rich from it.

      Herdsman - 2011-07-20 17:17

      If the poor vote this clown in they deserve everything they get ! ... talk about being plain and honest, ill give him credit for that.

      Politicallycorrect - 2011-07-20 19:07

      It is my business because you stole it from me!

      Warren - 2011-07-20 19:48

      "One of the things I've learnt in my short life in politics is the ability to live in the conditions of capitalism while fighting it and defeating it." IS it just me or is that like shooting yourself in the foot???

      brinjal - 2011-07-20 20:05

      @ carabo, the Indians in RSA created wealth under the same apartheid conditions.

      Richard - 2011-07-20 20:47

      @ Karabo: "What SA need is to root out corruption..." To me it seems like that's exactly what is happening here... Do you not agree?

      Little Jim - 2011-07-21 04:20

      IF ANYONE HAS READ THE BOOK 'ANIMAL FARM' THEN THEY WILL KNOW WHERE THIS COUNTRY IS HEADING TO!!

      Vernon - 2011-07-21 08:10

      @Shadoz,Malema thinks he is NOT stupid

      nn.prv - 2011-07-21 08:29

      @Andrew : The media cannot sell the papers without Malema on their front page.They simply cannot give us better news.

      Janine - 2011-07-21 08:36

      @Matt - nice chirps!

      montecristo - 2011-07-21 11:27

      @ Mike: I did that - I love Google!! :-)

      Matt :-) - 2011-07-21 11:29

      531 comments and this in spite of News24 deleting a whole bunch!!! I hate to defend Malema - boy, do I - but this week he's building a house in Sandton; last week News24 said it was in Bedfordview. HUGE difference...

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 12:22

      Ha ha - the difference between you and Tokyo you chop is that he EARNED his money and actually does his job without polarising the people of this country. Go look up 'transparency', 'accountability' and 'democracy'!

      john - 2011-07-21 14:12

      Ahahaha, is there anything funnier than witnessing a Commie who has discovered the superiority of Western capitalist culture trying to justify that he's still a Commie and "fighting the system from within"?

      Together - 2011-07-21 14:24

      "My definition of rich is those who own the means of production, I do not own..." ???? Basically anyone who owns anything that produces is rich, and that's bad? A 'producer' employs people, pays tax, buys material, sells items, pays VAT, pays for premises and advertising - usually also pays a high fuel tax too. In other words, someone who sustains many other people and their community. If you are rolling in money WITHOUT producing, what possible good are you? Maybe he has just explained to us what all the crazy strikes and laws are about - he obviously has no idea where money comes from or goes to, or how to make it responsibly. Definitely not the person to determine anyone's economic future plans.

      Lihle - 2011-07-21 15:30

      @Pete: I guess the London Times is fake as is the "fact" its reported. India still has a very active Indianisation policy and its had it for decades. Even those Gulf states where the Arabs are in the Majority have active indigeonisation policies. You're like the chap who joined in a pub brawl and found himself lashing out in all directions. I'd read the Times of London if I were you and it wouldn't peddle crap even though its owned by Mr Murdoch.

      Gazza69 - 2011-07-22 08:47

      Nobody's business??? I am sure somebody's business got pilfered by you little Julius!!!

  • stofsuier - 2011-07-20 14:48

    Thought you said you did not have any money !!!!!

      Dermot - 2011-07-20 15:00

      He has got no money, but over and above his house, now he owns a farm????? what a Twat

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:25

      If Malema has a farm, 1000 poor Afrikaners should go squat on it

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:27

      D00s Malema owns a farm, e-i-e-i-o And on that farm he drives a Benz, e-i-e-i-o Bl00dy agent here, Bl00dy agent there...

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-20 15:44

      He doesnt , he is waiting for another tender so finish he's house

      Mordor-isSA - 2011-07-20 17:14

      @ wonderer, I also just reported Malema to SARS, I feel great, time for a Amstel Draught!!

      THE.SRG - 2011-07-20 18:39

      @matt....whahahahahahaha....now thats funny!!!

      G-spotWizard - 2011-07-21 10:27

      stofsuier, I am also a man of means, why don't you care to know where my money come from but you care to know where malema's money come from. Is is just because is the ANCYL president? What governmental institution or post the ANCYL hold? Mind your own money please.

      Brannas - 2011-07-21 10:32

      Money is no problem for this bafoon. check out this article. http://www.turnitaround.co.za/news/news_article/271/malema-forks-out-r78-000-in-cash-for-5-star-break

      MyHeroMalema - 2011-07-21 10:39

      I am a white educated male that supports Malema. He stands up for the poor. A great Hero that is not influenced by money. Okay, I know that i will get alot of dislikes for my comments, but what the Heck. Viva Malema Viva

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 12:36

      @MyheroMalema - if you were white you wouldn't make a point of telling everyone you are a 'white' educated male.. whites categorise themselves by their education first and their skin colour second... cos its not cool to be white... we're a little ashamed of it you see ;)

      allie - 2011-07-21 12:54

      Malemmer ,you live off our taxmoney ,so your money is everybodies buseness

      Felix - 2011-07-21 13:21

      So if he owns a farm does that make him a boer? Shame he has been begging someone to put him out of his misery, suffering in this capatalistic existence. You can only drink so much Dimple and Moet before it becomes boring.

      gedlihlekisa - 2011-07-21 13:54

      ofcourse he's boer(farmar)maar moeg doesn't understand that some might have bought farms legally as much as he think he did ke se tlatla motho o.

      Together - 2011-07-21 14:25

      "My definition of rich is those who own the means of production, I do not own..." ???? Basically anyone who owns anything that produces is rich, and that's bad? A 'producer' employs people, pays tax, buys material, sells items, pays VAT, pays for premises and advertising - usually also pays a high fuel tax too. In other words, someone who sustains many other people and their community. If you are rolling in money WITHOUT producing, what possible good are you? Maybe he has just explained to us what all the crazy strikes and laws are about - he obviously has no idea where money comes from or goes to, or how to make it responsibly. Definitely not the person to determine anyone's economic future plans.

      Robi - 2011-07-21 19:35

      lets be realistic than idealistic. malema is working and his work is politician.With his earning he can do anything he wants to. To be a youth leader does not prevent him for living his life. We must stop being politiphobia promoting poverty among politicians. They are part of society, where a society get its share, is where they also share. Politicians are role models and if they subject themselves to poverty , the whole society is at risk of remaining poor forever.

      Master debat - 2011-07-21 19:49

      If Malema is a farmer (boer) then he must be shot. At last Justice Ha HA

      Together - 2011-07-22 11:12

      Robi, except, he states that he is not a public official - "is you is, or is you ain't?". You can't be something different every day of the week according to your personal whim. This implies instability and a refusal to be accountable to anybody. WHich is all very exciting if you are a teenager, but it's no good in a potential leader. Do you imagine that he will suddenly become accountable when he is in charge of mines, and the jobs of 40 000+ people? What he does now with a little power will multiply a hundred fold when he has more. And he will be doing it to YOU, not just me.

      umlaut - 2011-07-25 07:00

      The public needs to know where this money is coming from--he is a powerful public figure who may have influence where corruption CAN or MAY take place. If he is getting it from a foreign source, we need to know....? It is a public issue because if he has a unlawful source or somebody is paying him it means he can be manipulated and also manipulated in a political way. He may have cash to pay followers to attack farms and kill whites as he ordered them to do in his hate song/speech. If he is a danger to the security of this state then having secret cash sources can make him very dangerous.

      isj - 2011-07-31 11:37

      @ G-spotWizard... There's nothing wrong with having money, but to claim you have a salary of R20 000 a month and that you are poor while having a lavish lifestyle is prone to investigation. I have a strong doubt that you are a man of means if you don't get this argument... That said - where did you get your money if you make such stupid useless comments?

  • Chief - 2011-07-20 14:48

    This guy is really funny!! How can anybody believe him?

      Steen - 2011-07-20 14:58

      believe you me more people believes him than those who dont, and he knows that.

      Russell Dunbar - 2011-07-20 15:03

      Unfortunately,Chief, the masses do believe Mr.Malema.After all, he has to be rich & intimidating in order to be relevant & an 'inspiration'to the masses.Wishful thinking on the part of the masses,in my veiw.That's why they are called 'the masses'.

      Andy - 2011-07-20 15:09

      @Zizo, would you still call him a youngster when he's in his 40's? I think he likes to be referred to as a youngster because young people are 'allowed' to make more mistakes. Unfortunatly by the time you hit 30 you can no longer be classed as a youngester.

      Andy - 2011-07-20 15:45

      @Matt - Just ask him a childs riddle, he'll go insane trying to work it out.

      Matt - 2011-07-20 16:06

      @ Andy - give him a sheet of paper with PTO written on both sides

      pitbull - 2011-07-21 06:48

      Unfortunately, like a child who is screaming at the top his voice he is rewarded. Instead of being disciplined as in the old days this child is given money and told to sit quiet. When the money is finished he starts screaming and so the circle turns. He should learn pain for his screaming not be rewarded.

      G-spotWizard - 2011-07-21 10:29

      "....is the ability to live in the conditions of capitalism while fighting it and defeating it," this is like saying, I have the ability to screw the poor while fighting for the poor. This Malema guy belong in a circus

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 12:38

      He would terrify me if he wasn't so funny... only thing is we should be terrified because this guy is going to be the next president.

      Together - 2011-07-21 14:25

      "My definition of rich is those who own the means of production, I do not own..." ???? Basically anyone who owns anything that produces is rich, and that's bad? A 'producer' employs people, pays tax, buys material, sells items, pays VAT, pays for premises and advertising - usually also pays a high fuel tax too. In other words, someone who sustains many other people and their community. If you are rolling in money WITHOUT producing, what possible good are you? Maybe he has just explained to us what all the crazy strikes and laws are about - he obviously has no idea where money comes from or goes to, or how to make it responsibly. Definitely not the person to determine anyone's economic future plans.

      Craig - 2011-07-22 11:04

      @ G-spotWizard... Dude? U are a clown. Cause u seriously made me laugh. Thanks man. If I was you though I'd stop lying to myself.

      tiotudg - 2011-07-24 16:48

      G-spotWizard, Wat is 'n "G-Spot"?

  • Neil - 2011-07-20 14:49

    "If you are a capitalist, you are an exploiter." Hear,Hear... Says the capitalist..

      Russell Dunbar - 2011-07-20 15:04

      Well said Neil,just who is exploiting whom.Quite obvious.

      Prud - 2011-07-20 16:46

      It is a sad day to our hard fought democracy when an employed man who is not an elected public official has to justify why is he building a house for his family simple because some people are jealous because its better than the Madam's..

      Neil - 2011-07-20 17:03

      @Prud: You for real man?

      THE.SRG - 2011-07-20 18:43

      jeeez.prud...wtf are you thinking!!! you must be one of the stupid masses

      Janine - 2011-07-21 08:39

      @Prud - I don't mind him building himself a house at all. He is quite within his rights to do that. What I do mind is that he claims to earn around 20k a month and the house is costing millions! The bond repayments will be waaaaaaay beyond what he earns a month so where is that money coming from??

      G-spotWizard - 2011-07-21 10:39

      Malema is one of a kind in stupidity. "I've got a farm with cattle... if I go home and they say they want to build a school, if it is in public interest, I would surrender it." How can you advocate the closing down of a farm to build a school on the farm land.?? What will the people eat? Books?Chalk? Malema is liability to the credibility of politicians of this country.

      Sandile - 2011-07-21 11:59

      Go ahead malema figthing the racist that is planed by Helen zile,in south Africa. zile must forget for being a president of this soil.Malema is working so that he can do whatever he want to do with his money.we as a community are not be happy to see our heros living in a bad condition,nomather malema is building a multy billion house is his busness.

      allie - 2011-07-21 12:59

      Prud ,if it was`nt for his daddy in parlement,he would have earned minimum pay at some woodchoppin buseness.

      gedlihlekisa - 2011-07-21 14:00

      Wena Sandile o envader tax kea bona or you drive a RangeRover Sport or you don't have a car @ all judging by the way oleng ignorant ka teng

      Together - 2011-07-21 14:25

      "My definition of rich is those who own the means of production, I do not own..." ???? Basically anyone who owns anything that produces is rich, and that's bad? A 'producer' employs people, pays tax, buys material, sells items, pays VAT, pays for premises and advertising - usually also pays a high fuel tax too. In other words, someone who sustains many other people and their community. If you are rolling in money WITHOUT producing, what possible good are you? Maybe he has just explained to us what all the crazy strikes and laws are about - he obviously has no idea where money comes from or goes to, or how to make it responsibly. Definitely not the person to determine anyone's economic future plans.

  • Thor - 2011-07-20 14:50

    This little man contradicts himself within seconds. Truly fascinating how he can stand there and behave like what he is saying is so obvious. Juju you are an embaresment to your cause.

      O-Kay - 2011-07-20 14:57

      That's what was glaringly obvious to me, the previous article said he isn't building a house. Now his money is no-ones business??

      Willem Louw - 2011-07-20 15:19

      his logic is obvious - in pshyco land!

      Liberty - 2011-07-20 15:52

      Yes and what is his cause? Helping the poor? What has he done so far to help the poor? SWEET BLOW F ALL. The only person he helps is his greedy self

      Liberty - 2011-07-20 16:00

      Futhermore I am glad that my money is free from the clutches of SARS to further the causes of these c@#n%#ts

      G-spotWizard - 2011-07-21 10:33

      Thor you are stop on. Listen to this:"We are talking about expropriation of land for public interest and public purpose. " He is asking for farms to be taken away yet he wants those farm land to be used to build schools and infrastructure for public use. What a load of garbage. The only reason he attract attention is bcs he entertain people by exhibiting a level of stupidity never seen in SA politics.

  • GJDH - 2011-07-20 14:51

    ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha.. stop..... please stop.. i cant handle the jokes anymore

      Janine - 2011-07-21 08:40

      @Kolobe - IF madam is having botox, which I seriously doubt, I can guarantee that she is paying for it herself with her OWN money which she actually earned herself.

      The Gecko - 2011-07-21 09:29

      LOL, Zille's botox cost a bit less than R16M, I would think. Plus, she can probably afford it because she still lives in an average home and drives an average car (without a chauffeur)...

      0824090242 - 2011-07-21 12:32

      kolobe obari

      Gazza69 - 2011-07-22 08:52

      Kolobe.....your wit excedes your beauty!!! And you possess none!!

  • Dal68 - 2011-07-20 14:51

    SA the land of the consumer and exploiter, none so more than this idiot.

  • cat8fish - 2011-07-20 14:51

    Malema you are no way poor. You live in the surbubs. You amaze me coz you started this whole thing of blaming Tsangarai for staying in a sandton hotel while vising SA. i live in Soweto and have never seen you there. Stop critising people therefore you wont be critised

      Russell Dunbar - 2011-07-20 15:11

      Unfortunately,Mr.Malema has become a role model to the masses.Intimidating,threatening,spewing out racial hatred & causing division enhanced with Communist rhetoric.Somehow the masses think that they too will be as rich as Mr.Malema.Wishful thinking in my view.Exploiting the plight of the poor,how low can one go?

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 16:21

      @cat8fish - can you imagine you or I spending R70 000 on a 5 star holiday? We'd have SARS on our doorsteps... But he seems to be above the law like he is a king or something..

  • onetickie - 2011-07-20 14:52

    Ill begotten gains by a corrupt, greedy pig.

      Liberty - 2011-07-20 16:06

      Thanks guys I really couldn't describe IT better myself

      Pickle - 2011-07-20 16:27

      Please do not insult pigs and gays like that...

      Fanie - 2011-07-21 03:27

      Dont insult pigs - they are very inteligent

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 12:44

      G-spotWizard - Sexuality is in the mind.. and for that matter so is morality and intelligence.

  • jakes - 2011-07-20 14:52

    As long as you steal my tax money, IT IS MY BUSSINESS YOU FOOL!!!!!

      euro-african - 2011-07-20 15:40

      I got news for you, that money was never intended for you. Your tax money was for the benefit of the poor. If the poor masses are happy that madlema is taking their money that was supposed to be used for service delivery, then why are white people complaining. There is very little we can do about it, and I for one dont care. He gets most of his tenders from Limpopo. I drove through Limpopo not to long ago. What a wretched dump of a hell hole. Most of what he built there has fallen down or is being washed away. Yet that province votes 98% anc. Good for them, continue to live in squalour while madlema lives in a Sandton mansion. The poor masses deserve exactly what they vote for.

      moiraine - 2011-07-20 19:52

      @euro-african If it was that simple, I would say have my taxmoney and who cares what you do with it. The trouble is he wants to take more and more away from whites and white companies so that he can live in ever increasing luxury and the poor can stay in squalor. In that way the country will never recover and the government will continue to blame apartheid for all of their corruption and incompetence. Also, if the poor are happy to keep Malema in luxury while they stay in squalor, why should companies be forced to assist communities in development etc.

      The Gecko - 2011-07-21 09:33

      @euro-african - yes, he is stealing mostly from the poor, but he is also stealing from all of us (You included). That money was intended not only to uplift the poor, but also to maintain and expand infrastructure, improve education, improve law enforcement, etc. So next year, they will say there is still not enough money for government to fulfill their obligations, so more taxes get raised and the middle-class suffer even more...

      Purple LeMoo - 2011-07-21 14:59

      Well, on times live (http://www.timeslive.co.za/politics/2011/07/21/higher-taxes-for-the-rich-needed-minister) - Higher taxes for the rich needed: minister. It has begun.

  • enufalready - 2011-07-20 14:52

    Say what??? Clearly he never thinks before he inserts his foot in his mouth?

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-07-20 15:30

      no no...this is beyond foot & mouth. This, my friend is known as anal/oral exchange.

      Met - 2011-07-20 15:50

      You dont understand??? This is Africa

      Fanie - 2011-07-21 03:30

      Dude - there is not time for for woody to take his foot out between thecomments he make

  • Victoria - 2011-07-20 14:52

    I should have read this BEFORE I ate my lunch!

  • TheWasp - 2011-07-20 14:53

    There you have it PolioDonkey, Shepo, Madman, Zizo snr etc etc He does not care.... from the horses mouth... Admitted Guilt!!!!! He represents nothing for the black people, he is a common Dictator who wants wealth and power - and a 16 Mill house with a bunker for when you oke's eventually open your eyes and see he has been lying to you the whole time and you turn on him!!! Malema you are a joke, you know how many people laugh at you? He is as corrupt as all the ANC Govt - runs in the family! SARS - NAIL THIS OKE!!!!!!!

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:29

      When these trolls are begging at the side of the streets, be sure to tell them to ask Zuma + Malema for their free stuff...

      Badger - 2011-07-20 15:58

      MATT, that is exactly what I do. "FO, go ask malema and zuma for money"

      Liberty - 2011-07-20 16:11

      @matt they will have to wait for their free chicken when voting time comes. At least they will come hungry

      Shadoz - 2011-07-20 16:13

      yeah i feel sorry for these poor people they really dont have a clue what is going on.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 12:50

      And then mike takes it to a whole other level.. No dude, Mandela is a saint now. I think we can all agree that he paid for his sins and learnt from his mistakes... single handedly doing more for this country than anyone could ever have hoped to. Imagine what SA could have been like if there was no Mandela? I still believe in his vision, won't happen in my life time so I'm being practical and leaving, but I still believe.

  • Michelle - 2011-07-20 14:53

    Ne!!! Suddenly he does have money. What we want to know if where you stole it, you moron!! This morning he said he is poor, now he has money and it's nobody's business. If he is poor, why doesn't he live in the squatter camps with his comrades?? And he says he isn't a capitalist. BULLSHIT!!!!!!

      Matt - 2011-07-20 14:56

      If?

      indiangal - 2011-07-20 15:04

      I think you mean to say from where?

      Dermot - 2011-07-20 15:08

      I have become so bored with this f----ing Moron. We show our displeasure at the antics of this fat idiot,but his flollowers are mostly illiterate and will never know what this A-hole is doing on their so called behalf. So I guess they will keep him in power forever

  • amdisgusted - 2011-07-20 14:54

    Please go home, as you said 'your SHORT life' in politics. If you felt so strongly about 'your people', why aren't you living with them in the townships?

      Matt - 2011-07-20 14:57

      Hoping his short life in politics stays short

      Andy - 2011-07-20 15:02

      Last time he said he started in politics when he was 13 or something... he forgets what lies he tells then contradicts himself time after time. I wonder what the IQ of a gold fish is?

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-20 15:36

      They will kill him when he gets there with he's white girl!

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:45

      @ Tokkel - but we the News24 commentators have established that he doesn't go for girls... personally though I can't help thinking Juju was harmed earlier in life by a white - maybe he came onto Helen Zille and she turned him down

      ex-pat - 2011-07-20 20:21

      I can tell you, Andy, a goldfish's IQ is a lot higher than Julie arse's!

      pitbull - 2011-07-21 06:51

      Hoping his life is short. Better a dead hero than a living dictator.

      Mike - 2011-07-21 08:01

      His "short life in politics" - does he perhaps know that there is a piece of lead with his name on it?

  • googoodude - 2011-07-20 14:54

    Kim Jong Il in the making!!! Lives in luxury while his people are dying! Dumb ass!

      mbongwam-son-soil - 2011-07-20 15:57

      who is his people? speak for yourself skinned soul.

      Mike - 2011-07-21 08:03

      @mbongwam-son-soil - do we need to paint you a picture? Can't you understand the gist of what has been written? Are you in the same categorie as your hero Mal-enema?

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 16:25

      Mike you are such a nasty little racist. I think what he is trying to say is that not everyone follows Malema. Believe it or not there are many black South Africans, bless their capitalist little hearts, who think he is a chop...

      Cire - 2011-07-21 18:19

      @Snoopy - not enough - he has millions of adoring disciples.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-22 16:22

      disciples yes.. blind, unemployed, angry, misguided, uneducated, loyal, brainwashed zombie disciples... And when the truth finally dawns on them and look around for someone to blame? Best you get your ass down the nearest fox hole!

  • Marulaneng - 2011-07-20 14:55

    Can someone tell me whats going on in this country? We are certainly on the fast lane to banana republic!

      Scorpion - 2011-07-20 15:11

      iTS BEEN A BANANA REPUBLIC FOR A WHILE. wHERE HAVE BEEN/

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:20

      Can't even afford to go in the fast lane with these darn tollroads

      Tokkel Loshi - 2011-07-20 15:49

      Zimbabwe in the making , Soon you will all be millionares !

      pitbull - 2011-07-21 06:52

      Banana republic??? Hmmmm!! Eskom has made a public anouncement: "Eish, we have good news and bed news... " "Eh, the bed news is thet the sheet is going to hit the fen weeth thees powa seetuation." "Howeva, the good news is thet the fen is not going to be wekking."

      Snoopy88 - 2011-07-21 12:53

      @ Pitbull - that's not even remotely funny... Remove the racist stereotyping and you it might be just a little.

  • ANRE - 2011-07-20 14:55

    !@#$%&*

  • Jannie Swem - 2011-07-20 14:55

    Funny, Cyril has Farms too:) and interest in Mines, Motsepe? and of course Tokyo, Malema is talking about taking their land and money too.. heheheh i wonder what will happen to young Julius. Patrice,Cyril, and tokyo are not to be messed with... very powerful people.

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:20

      Not to mention that THEY work for their money...

      pitbull - 2011-07-21 06:54

      And they keep a low profile. Cyril may have been a communist but he sure is a good capitalist. Maybe Mampara is trying to copy Cyril, but he has a big mouth and cannot keep from bragging.

  • Russell Dunbar - 2011-07-20 14:57

    Malema is double-talking,again.This African Nationalist with a Communist agenda is riding on the coat-tails of Capitalism.

      realist03 - 2011-07-20 16:41

      534 is the number of RDP homes that could be built with malemas R16 million home he is building just for himself,,,oh and dont forget the bunker he is building in the basement,dictator style,,I guess he still plans on pissing off alot more people in the future so will need to hide,,,look where hitlers bunker got him.

      Jaco - 2011-07-21 06:05

      I'm with you Russell but to be brutally honest, Julius and the SACP don't see eye to eye. Then again, the SACP is the biggest bunch of capitalists you'll ever get to meet.

      Rapier - 2011-07-24 15:37

      Just pay a visit to a well-known hotel in Jhb built in the colonial era, and you will see the Commies now in government, smoking Churchill Cigars, sitting under a portrait of.....guess who?.....Churchill :-)

  • indiangal - 2011-07-20 14:57

    I'd like to be as poor as him, live in a R16m house, drive a R2m car, R250 000 watch. Poor are the people living in the township, with the lack of basic services, starving...you uneducated, ill bred arrogant dumb ass!

  • ks - 2011-07-20 14:57

    "Malema responded that poor people did not mind if their leaders were rich." I bet they would mind if they knew that they [the poor] were making him rich.

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:20

      They do know though...

      O-Kay - 2011-07-20 15:44

      Not sure they do Matt, I think they think he is taking the money from the whites only.

      Pickle - 2011-07-20 16:25

      Yep.. go to ANCYL webpage and download the application form.. the very first thing these idiot supporters fill in are banking details. So the ANCYL and the ANC charge it's supporters fee's to be members... DA doesn't do that and DA DELIVERS!!!

      Neles - 2011-07-20 17:52

      @Pickle - are you sure the DA doesn't charge membership fees?

      Pickle - 2011-07-20 20:34

      @Neles... Go have a look at DA's webpage... there where you click join, they don't ask for annual fee's i don't think they are allowed to? They do accept donations, obviously. Nowhere does it say as a DA member are you obliged to pay a yearly fee just to be a member. I'm pretty sure other parties are like this too. Why must the ANCYL and ANC be any different? They of all parties should have the most funding available to them and yet they LEECH off their own supporters... SWAK!!!!

      Neles - 2011-07-21 11:02

      @Pickle - I read this in the doc on the DA website 3.1.2 Membership takes effect when a person complies with the requirements for membership as set out in clause 3.1, and pays the membership fee in accordance with regulations approved by the Federal Council from time to time.

      Pickle - 2011-07-21 13:34

      @ Neles kindly link the doc please as i did not see any document that you download.. only a signup form....

      Neles - 2011-07-21 17:13

      not sure if they'll allow this link but I'll post it anyway http://www.google.com/search?q=democratic+alliance+federal+constitution

      Neles - 2011-07-21 17:15

      it's a pdf so i didn't want to link directly. this way you have the option of Quick View/download etc

  • DW - 2011-07-20 14:58

    "One of the things I've learnt in my short life in politics is the ability to live in the conditions of capitalism while fighting it and defeating it" - and when you have finally defeated it will you live the same as everyone else, on the same standard as everyone else, like the communist principles you eschew? Thought not.

  • shaun.cousins1 - 2011-07-20 14:58

    “It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.”

  • bryan hurd - 2011-07-20 14:58

    Fantastic news,the people in squatter camps don't like money,explain why housebreak and theft raids emanate from there,why soliciting money at every robot is done,asking for what u say they don't want,and if u are welcome why built a security bunker? u r t s...A

  • umlaut - 2011-07-20 14:59

    Now he has a farm also--oh yes sorry--- that is in the imagination of the right wing.

  • DW - 2011-07-20 14:59

    So if a farm is also owned by the bank will that mean you will leave it alone and not expropriate it?

  • Marcus Westin - 2011-07-20 15:00

    Is Malema really so brain dead that he thinks any logical and intelligent South African actually believes what he is saying? It is so blatantly obvious that he gets loads of money from somewhere obscure. He does not even work for what he gets. It is just unbelievably shocking that SARS has not yet delved into this awful and dangerous man's financial affairs. Unless SARS is on his payroll as well. Malema is the most distasteful person in this country.

  • Peacock - 2011-07-20 15:00

    WTF ! He is so full of himself that if he pops, there will be a sewage problem nationally - as if we do not have one now.

  • Tamatiesop - 2011-07-20 15:00

    Hitler 2011 Edition.

  • daaivark - 2011-07-20 15:00

    Sneer. Arrogant, belligerent man. If there is a possibility that the wealth we speak of has been acquired through illicit means, it is indeed necessary that this be investigated. Certainly not by the media, but your truly objectionable arrogance does your own cause no good.

  • enragedcitizen - 2011-07-20 15:00

    Liberate them from what? a continuing degradation of our economy? a widening gap between rich and poor while the middle class fights against sliding into being poor due to being taxed into oblvion? liberate them from what? Malema you are living in the past if you havent noticed we live in 2011 not 1975. what they need to be liberated from is your constant drivel and BLATANTLY racist statements. You are a public figure you have made yourself one by being voted into postion of the ancyl which itself isnt politcal and yet you seem to have very much to say about politics and what the government should do.....you cannot deny this juju. make up your mind either shut up or take your knocks.

  • Greyveytrain - 2011-07-20 15:01

    You have to watch the link guys! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCu4yV6vgIk

  • surferosa - 2011-07-20 15:01

    muppet! eish...

  • umlaut - 2011-07-20 15:01

    After all that drooling from baby brain--now we understand the woodwork result.

  • Dougalan - 2011-07-20 15:02

    Don't you just LOVE it? '..living in the conditions of capitalism while fighting and defeating it'?? Ha ha ha - in other words - 'Don't do as I do, do as I say'!! What a flipping hypocrite. He loves all the trappings of so-called capitalism, while busy denouncing it. So sad to have someone like this as a supposed 'leader'.

  • Scorpion - 2011-07-20 15:03

    Start taking this idiot seriously people. This is the future leader of SA wether we like it or not.

      ex-pat - 2011-07-20 20:25

      This fool is dangerous. There is only one solution - take him out. With any luck his gut will explode from all the Johnnie Walker, sushi etc that he shoves down his maw.

  • cmr.insurance - 2011-07-20 15:04

    Dont ask how I steel my wealth, who are you I dont tell media that things LOL I am a poor darkie trying to survive on the few cents I get from Goverment and dont have R250 000 watch time to discuss further. makes you think or cry hehe just another day in African politics

  • Slapper - 2011-07-20 15:05

    Hey JUju, Newsflash for you. It is our business. Methinks you have a lot more money than you are worth and further, you did not earn it cabinet making.

  • Will99 - 2011-07-20 15:05

    Oh but it is our business!!! Your getting paid by with our money so you must answer to our questions!

  • Betterworld - 2011-07-20 15:06

    "Asked how he justified his own expensive lifestyle - he lives in Sandton and drives a Mercedes Benz - Malema responded that poor people did not mind if their leaders were rich." "In this country, there are some amongst the poor who are saying Cyril Ramaphosa must be the president. He's a multi-millionaire. "Some amongst the masses are saying Tokyo Sexwale must be president. He's rich. They don't care about his money, our people don't care about our money. What they care about is political consciousness, the will to liberate them," said Malema." Hmmm.... and there's why the poor will remain exactly that - POOR!

      Russell Dunbar - 2011-07-20 15:25

      Through political rhetoric & cunningness, these so-called leaders are liberating themselves at the expense of the poor whom they claim to liberate.Create a problem,provide a solution,take all the credit.That's the style.

  • whatno - 2011-07-20 15:08

    Oh shut up Malema, you are just making noise. We all know that giving your properties for things you mentions wud be meaning profit for you, just shut up already.

  • sipholess - 2011-07-20 15:09

    Africa is and will always be a dark hole.

  • horsehair - 2011-07-20 15:10

    and the world laughs at us yet again.

      Matt - 2011-07-20 15:49

      Sorry bud, the world doesn't care. Last time CNN wrote about Juju was in April 2010...

      Candidapax - 2011-07-20 16:05

      But you are free to go to New Zealand or Australia?

      Matt - 2011-07-20 16:16

      Arrange the visas, then we'll be free to go...

  • Gladwin Khoz - 2011-07-20 15:10

    HAHA! I cant believe people even still listen to the utter crap this man talks!

  • Marius B - 2011-07-20 15:11

    The thing that is everybody's business is that Malema is one of the most corrupt people in the country!

  • mba - 2011-07-20 15:11

    I am speechless. Malema states he “has the ability to live in the conditions of capitalism while fighting it and defeating it” and in the same breath states “If you are a capitalist, you are an exploiter” while still trying to convince us that despite living in Sandton, having 5 houses, an AMG and a Range Rover and recently spent some R78 000 cash, he is still poor although his followers don’t mind the fact that he is rich. So, if I understand this correctly, Malema is saying he is exploiting the poor to take advantage of the capitalist system he is trying to destroy but is satisfied he is not rich because he only has 5 houses. Ok, I get it. Sounds like the rest of the ANC for that matter.....

  • SPACEBOI - 2011-07-20 15:11

    At least things are exposed in democratic government unlike in apartheid government.

      DeonL - 2011-07-20 15:12

      Maybe in 3 years time?

      Wayne - 2011-07-20 16:11

      @Sgazolo - Run the country? You mean demolish it you black bean.

      Charles du Toit - 2011-07-21 12:59

      I agree

      Charles du Toit - 2011-07-21 13:00

      (with SPACEBOI, not the other two idiots)

  • Greyveytrain - 2011-07-20 15:11

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCu4yV6vgIk This is the 3rd time I am posting this!

      Shades - 2011-07-20 16:36

      @Greyveytrain....I luv this clip and all his others on youtube - there's lots of them. If one listens to what he says and you're honest about it, he speaks the truth in no uncertain terms and it's not difficult to understand why because it's all simple facts that no one can deny

  • Thuso - 2011-07-20 15:11

    A MUST READ