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Malema asks police to distance themselves

2012-08-18 14:47

Johannesburg - Former ANC Youth League president Julius Malema asked police on Saturday to distance themselves from the crowds at the Wonderkop village near Rustenburg.

The negotiations between Malema and the police came after complaints from Lonmin workers and residents that they felt uncomfortable engaging with Malema with the police there.

Around three police nyalas were parked in the area.

Police heeded Malema's call and moved their vehicles about a kilometre away from the gathering.
Malema arrived in Wonderkop a short while ago.

He was given a warm welcome by the residents and mineworkers when he arrived.

‘Malema, stand up’


Women ululated while men who had been seated stood up and clapped their hands.

Some of the women were waving placards reading: "Julius Malema, Boeremag, please stand up."

The woman holding up that placard explained that she meant to send a message to Malema that the boer (white men) have killed their husbands.

She said they wanted Malema to help them.

Another woman carried a placard reading "R500 reward for killing police, Musina to Cape Town do your best."

She explained that her placard meant that anyone who could kill police officers from the Limpopo end of the country to the tip of it in the Western Cape would receive a R500 reward.

For the first time, women and men were seated in one gathering since the start of the unrest.
The women were still however, separated from the men by a fence.

Former ANC Youth League spokesperson, Floyd Shivambu, and suspended league secretary, Sindiso Magaqa were also present.

‘Most people shot in the back’

Earlier, Shivambu said he understood the pleas of the miners and said the police were wrong to utilise maximum force to disperse them.

"Most of the people were shot at the back, indicating that they were running away so police actions were not justified," he said.

A total of 34 people were killed in a shootout that erupted near the mine on Thursday when police tried to disperse striking miners.

More than 78 people were injured. Another 10 people had by then been killed in the violent protests at the mine over the past week.

President Jacob Zuma visited Lonmin on Friday where he condemned the violence. He called for an inquiry into the incident.

Comments
  • Ballycan Mashabane - 2012-08-18 14:50

    How does Floyd know the shooting at the back thingy from now? Never cease to amaze!

      Jennifer - 2012-08-18 15:00

      This is ANC politics. . It's disgusting.

      Chezzius - 2012-08-18 15:02

      If they were shot in the back - they were probably shot by their own people who were shooting at the police... bullets don't choose who to hit, they hit whoever is in front of them.

      edward.gobey - 2012-08-18 15:12

      will malema & floyed please fook off. they are unwanted by anybody with brains.

      claudia.meads - 2012-08-18 15:13

      "...Boeremag..."..? What the..?? In all the pictures I have seen, the police are >95% BLACK - in fact, the ANC prides itself on a 'demographically' correct police force. This is simple overt racism. These are people who hate white people with rabid rage and will look for any excuse to express- and practice their hate. I trust the world is watching...

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-08-18 15:20

      Seems even the women are barbaric thugs, I didnt know that the ANC Government was the Boeremag, lol, how dumb can you get !!!! They are an embarrassment to black people.

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-08-18 15:26

      Zuma blammes Verwoerd for the Limpopo education debacle. This woman blames the Boeremag for this debacle. Wonder whether she saw the white policeman trying to call a seize fire at the shootings. We just cannot get it right can we.

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-18 15:44

      George don't you really mean that white people are a disgrace to the white people ? ( no we really aren't) it is your black trade union member who are actually a disgrace to black people cause they have lead them to their demize with promises of not being bale to be killed by bullets as per that Witch doctor. Go count the number of black police officers in relation to white officers who are all lead by a bunch of black people. The over all reason for white people being happy is that slowly but surely your black run government's excuses for blaming white people for ruining the country for all is drying up and and they are being exposed for the uneducated bigots and war mongors they are

      liana.loots - 2012-08-18 15:47

      Well said Kim, George carries a torch the size of Table Mountain on his shoulders. Anything white blinds him.

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-18 15:56

      This is the meaning of Karma. Karma is a word meaning the result of a person's actions as well as the actions themselves. It is a term about the cycle of cause and effect. According to the theory of Karma, what happens to a person, happens because they caused it with their actions. It is an important part of many religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism.

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-18 16:11

      @theshewithahename, As for Malema, he is a little power hungry twerp. I have yet to see him at a hospice, wiping someone's butt, or standing sweating in front of a pot, cooking soup for the poor and hungry. This little Mr. High & Mighty will not survive the reeeevolusjion

      Desilusionada - 2012-08-18 16:29

      @George, No you shut up, you are an embarrassment. There... you see Karma is really a little b1tch, isn't it?

      andreas.meyer.12327 - 2012-08-18 18:03

      I love the Boeremag remark from them. Clearly someone a bit disappointing with the present dispensation isn't he?

      parys.fotograaf - 2012-08-18 18:32

      It must be known to him as it is in his culture to run away when the real poppo hits the fan.

      christof.coetzee - 2012-08-18 19:30

      the families says THE WHITE MAN IS TO BLAME for the killings **sigh**

      Billy - 2012-08-19 04:43

      if you look at the other videos and add the events together you get a picture of what happened. first of all, its a big crowd armed with large steel weapons and guns, have allready killed 10 ppl. the crowd you see marching/walking around the back of the bushes where the shooting happened. on a cam you see a protester stop turn and shoot at the police with a hand gun, the police open fire back at them. the protesters infront of this event run forward into the line of other police.. they put themselves into that situation, i did not see chains on their ankles, only in their minds. this opportunist malema will stoke that fire for his own gain.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-18 14:57

    We want Malema to distance himself from public life.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-08-18 15:10

      kolobe... no, "we" as in the people who don't want to stand in long lines for bread & milk... just like in your home country of Zeembobwee. FOOL!

      jonivdw - 2012-08-18 15:34

      Malema's just going to cause more strife..... He is self-serving so the people will not benefit!

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-08-18 16:37

      Dear zesa, thank you for pointing out my uselesssness. However, let me ask: Do you really think it is going to help the situation at the mine to have Juju there inflaming emotions even more? Who in SA has polarized SA public more over the past few years than Juju? He needs to step away - as do the unions so that this thing can cool down.

      ludick.media - 2012-08-19 01:25

      @Mario. Of for the love of G man. There were 3000 strikers, all violent, all attacking (some with the service pistols of the dead cops they hacked to death before the weekend)!!!! Peace Loving?!?!?!?! They already killed 4 innocent lawmen...How do you explain "peace loving" to those families ??? They attacked, shot, hacked and went for it. Police did everthing they could to stop it. Strikers got what they wanted. Monument ? No doubt, but for the lawmen that died, not the barberic killers that attacked the cops and now stand back to say it wasnt them...

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-18 14:58

    T.S. Eliot said “The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason.” This man does not hold the neccssary skill to negotaite such delicate situations and should be nowhere near Marikana.

      nico.dejongh.90 - 2012-08-18 15:30

      Mine... mine ...mine then Ju-ju cries 'MINE..

  • gavin.laurie.9 - 2012-08-18 14:59

    The shooting reminds us off the days of apartheid when police shot indiscriminately our government promised that we will never see such police brutality well what happens to the promise,it is a second sharpville massacre well done Mr Zuma thanks for the great lack leadership and to our so called leader where are you sitting and enjoying your R100 glasses of whiskey will our people are suffering.

      salee.sithwell - 2012-08-18 15:06

      The police did not shoot indiscriminately. Sharpvillers were unarmed and against a criminal system. The Lonminers were armed and they were in an illegal strike.

      andreas.meyer.12327 - 2012-08-18 18:06

      Not indiscriminately. Those rioting in Sharpeville were pretty well armed and they encircled and crushed into the police station. Only then shots where fired. That's the part that is usually left out by the commies and bleeding-heart types.

      salee.sithwell - 2012-08-19 00:25

      Sure, Andreas and Tienie. Maybe. Just maybe. But seeing as the system the Sharpvillers faced was criminal anyway, it it proper to feel for the protesters and to not feel for the police. The world shares the same sentiment. The system had no business oppressing those people, to begin with. There was not right to protest. Today there is such a right. So, armed protesters or not, Sharpville never should have happened. The difference is not "the same", as Tinie puts it. The difference is quite different.

  • dorovan - 2012-08-18 15:00

    Yes blame this on the "boer" too. Ihe cops were - yes all lilly white. Must be a boeremag plot. When will this idioticy end?

      andreas.meyer.12327 - 2012-08-18 18:07

      Read it again. The placard actually seems to support the Boeremag!

  • derick.matroos - 2012-08-18 15:00

    How on earth can they allow malema to speak to anyone and on whose behalf? Can these people not see that they are being used?

      arthur.hugh - 2012-08-19 13:31

      Agree totally. What the hell does fatface have to do with this.

      steve.blignaut - 2012-08-20 14:38

      they cannot see, period.

  • greg.quinn.353 - 2012-08-18 15:03

    Ummm.. who are you?

  • zak.cebi - 2012-08-18 15:04

    so the police (uneducated organisation) have a right in SA to kill the protesting workers, lets see what will happen when they start protesting (police) about their salaries (most of them around R6000/7000 p/m, too little)

      ronny.rikhotso.7 - 2012-08-18 15:27

      get your facts right before you comment, where do you come from? unless you are from Zimbabwe SA police earn more than u think

      ludick.media - 2012-08-19 01:29

      Zak ...The protestors HACKED 4 lawmen to DEATH before the weekend. Id say when im one of 400 cops, and 3000 strikers storm me with knifes and guns, id shoot first. PS : The cops already had a strike like that. Get your general knowledge up to scratch man. Were you one of the strikers ? It annoys me that the strikers can now claim they were peace loving, while the evidence shows the opposite... Besides, why havent the cop killers in the crowd come forward and handed themselves over yet? Nothing being said about that hey...

      phillip.phogole - 2012-08-20 14:38

      You are right we will see the day the police went on strike I wish the soldiers must come and shoot at them.

      sam.lloyd.104 - 2012-08-20 15:44

      Zak no they do not have a right to kill protesting workers,BUT!!!! to be a protesting worker you have to be in a legal strike with documentation and everything.Not 3000 barbarians with weapons that already killed 10 people including 2 x policeman an burning a security guard at the stake,and to top it all off shoot at the police in an already critical situation. http://youtu.be/t6guOlOFY7Q can u spot the difference

  • rupert.beukes.1 - 2012-08-18 15:05

    so the big idiot joins the many......may be the the police should have waited with the shooting untill now

  • gillian.wilde - 2012-08-18 15:05

    How can they think that the hacking to death of 2 policemen, the burning of 2 security guards, the killing 8 of there own, fighting for the same cause, is not going to be taken seriously. And then carry pangas, spears and guns whilst striking, and think that when they run down the hill that the police are just going to do nothing!! They need to be paid decent wages, mining unions and the mine should have been able to sort this out, killing people is not the way.

  • Andre - 2012-08-18 15:05

    This is very disturbing that the police are actually listening to Malema. What powers does he have to control the police. He is nothing, not even a member of the ANC!

      keith.roberts.98434 - 2012-08-18 15:17

      Is it only anc members who have any business helping to clear up this mess? The anc caused the situation. With any luck, Malema will calm everything down, he has the charisma, has he got the political nous?

      warren.vanwyk.3 - 2012-08-18 16:23

      @ tebo.w.ganyani: Just because he owns a farm doesn't make him a farmer you idiot!!!

  • Jannie - 2012-08-18 15:06

    “In answer to 'But violence hasn't solved anything!' The hell it hasn't. The application of violence - of killing and a willingness to be killed - on a massive scale is responsible for a lot of solutions. The most recent mass application of violence liberated Kuwait. The most recent mass application of violence on a global scale alone cleansed the world of the Third Reich. Nonviolence and passive resistance did less than nothing to stop Hitler and his henchmen. The Atlantic slave trade wasn't stopped by 'dialogue' or 'passive resistance' or conferences, but by the opened gunports of the Royal Navy; Dachau and Chang-I weren't liberated with pamphlets.” ? Markham Shaw Pyle - So in short the police did what they had to do, as the protest was not peacefull at all where were these two load mouths last week when 2 officers was killed.

      wim.kotze.9 - 2012-08-19 09:33

      Your knowledge of history is a bit sketchy. You shouldn't regurgitate Anglo-American propaganda

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-08-18 15:07

    Time to arrest anyone with a weapon, panga, spear, knopkierie and handguns. People go on strikes and service delivery demonstrations, heavily armed. Anybody trashing the streets, breaking windows, traffic lights, must be arrested and send to jail. If they arrest them they appear in court and let go with a warning, so they know nothing is going to happen. Take them out for at lease 3 months and take the damage from their salaries or state handouts. The next time they will think about it. it has become to easy to break, burn and dammage, because nothing will happen to them.

      phillip.phogole - 2012-08-20 14:40

      Zuma got spear as well so what will happen to him

  • Mlu.Tolo - 2012-08-18 15:08

    That Floyd guy is a pathologist now, fired as combrade now already know who was shot where? to hell with him

      salee.sithwell - 2012-08-18 15:10

      But Floyd "Money" Mayweather is not a pathologist.

      king.rasta.583 - 2012-08-18 15:55

      pathetic comment

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-08-18 15:12

    What is that idiot Malema doing there. A woman said he must help them, doing what. She must be careful, he needs money for his house he is building.

  • christiaan.oosthuizen.568 - 2012-08-18 15:19

    BBC, Al Jezeera, CNN is burning with this news.......... SA made the headlines again as an apartheid state like entity and of course its the poor miners ..........

  • Lesetja Sema - 2012-08-18 15:23

    ANC Leaders has failed de nation. wish dey was a stronger part 2 vote in de next election.

      steve.blignaut - 2012-08-20 14:41

      its 1 letter more, really?? the, they, the. jeez....

  • joyce.kweyama - 2012-08-18 15:29

    Malema what ARE you trying TO do? Putting petrol TO fire?I give you An urgent important assignment.Remove your precious zuma pronto..

  • ana.curcic - 2012-08-18 15:32

    WTF are they NON members of the cANCer even doing there?

  • kgaugelo.cassius - 2012-08-18 15:38

    He must becaful they might shot him.viva juju viva

  • hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2012-08-18 15:42

    I shudder to think what will become of this lawless country when the Police take instructions from a trouble maker like Malema. Is there an action group out there that could lay charges of "deriliction of duty" against those cops that so meakley obeyed his instructions? Or did I miss his appointment to a senior position in the police ranks? Nothing good can come form a trouble maker like him stirring up an already bloodthirsty, frenzied, crazed mob like that. Perhaps malema could be arrested and charged with obstruction of justice by way of interfering with police official duties? Please help us.

  • carlos.duarte.50951 - 2012-08-18 15:45

    This is all he needed! And they gave it to him in a tray! Watch the capital he makes out of this stupid debacle... Reminds me of Hitler's march with Ludendorf/Goering/SturmAbteilung that ended making him a hero!Eh eh, what a shot in the foot...

  • mbonisi.ndlovu - 2012-08-18 15:48

    Eash its a pity pipo think an idiot like Malema can help an I wonder did they blame the workers for killing two cops asecurity man an seven ather pipo ,did they ask the miners why their were carrying guns ,spears an all kinds of weapons I hope an wish who ever is behind this violence will face the arm of the law

      zeb.rakolote - 2012-08-19 12:09

      But Mr Ndlovu,is it not worrying that when Malema was pulling crowds in favour of some ppl he was praised as a young man "with leadership qualities" by some highranking ANC ppl? Actually one of them became a state president by bathing in the Malema magic.

  • Johan - 2012-08-18 15:49

    Utterly amazed that SAPS would allow Malema and his cronies to be involved. Malema obviously using it for political purposes. It should not be allowed I can hardly see Malema doing anything to make Zuma look good. He will, if anything, side with the thugs.

  • thabo.promise - 2012-08-18 15:49

    juju ur de man.viva julius malema viva

      sam.lloyd.104 - 2012-08-20 16:14

      I agree Thabo let him become president so he can rule this country into the ground faster than he can name his children,Zuma is taking too long on this anyway.Just remember that the rest of the world is fed up with Africa and its Circus clowns so do not expect any help when we become the next Somalia,Zimbabwe or Congo.P.S start practicing standing in long ques and swatting flies because that's the way you will receive your sour milk and rice from UNICEF when your beloved Juju become president!!

  • allyzaps - 2012-08-18 15:52

    Malema 4 President,he speaks

  • wzimbeva - 2012-08-18 15:53

    What does Malema and Shivambu want at this mine, who do they represent in this country. Who gives them authority to hold rallies with people. They must shut up and go home. We dont even recognise them and they must be stopped as sooon as possible because they keep on causing divisions. I wish Mugabe was ruling this country.

      piet.matshipa - 2012-08-18 16:54

      I recognise them

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-08-18 15:56

    The fashion boys at it.

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-08-18 15:57

      The boys of fashion. Pink?

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-08-18 15:59

      Julia and partner. We don't care but be honest. For many it is a sensitive issue.

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-08-18 15:57

    They've just called the dumbest of them all and I would like to know on what capacity is he addressing the miners. Malema is trying to use whatever he can lay his hands on to get support because he wants to be a leader one day and continue with corruption. I don't understand how this suddenly became a racial issue no wonder people still voting for the ANC even if it doesn't deliver because they still believe that NNP is leading this country. If there are people like these we are stuck in this hell hole for good.

  • Jannie - 2012-08-18 15:57

    And here I was thinking that the word Boer as defended by the ANC in their struggle song case meant the oppressive system, and now here is a woman saying something totally different. Yet I think it means white people, because an oppressive system can't shoot people now can it. Sometimes grief makes people say stupid things, and these miners should have been prepared for the consequences of their actions, the solution for them would have been to hand over the weapons that was stolen from the two cops that was killed, as well as help the police arrest the men responsible for the killing of the 2 officers and the 8 other miners. Maybe just maybe then the police wouldn’t have reacted as they did. The miners chose the outcome as they chose to aid and abet criminals, and now a lot of pacifists that hasn’t been in a position such as this is siding with these criminals.

  • derick.pauls - 2012-08-18 16:00

    What gives melema the power to speak? I thought he is suspended or whatever or is this another of the ANC tactics?

      piet.matshipa - 2012-08-18 16:46

      U r ryt he is suspended by ANC not south africa so relax u don't hv to b ANC member to adress ppl

      zeb.rakolote - 2012-08-19 12:11

      No Derick. Everybody has a right to adress anybody in a legal gathering!

  • sibongiseni.mthembu.5 - 2012-08-18 16:01

    Malema is addressing striking Lonmin workers as what?he's not a government official or ANC member.he is a capitalist,opportunist and selfish \small boy\.

      zeb.rakolote - 2012-08-19 12:18

      Malema addressed the miners as a citizen of RSA and he has all the rights to do so. He is not the only capitalist;another capitalist is Ramaphosa who co-owns Lonmin and is the sole owner of all MacDonalds.He underpays ppl but buys a buffalo for over R18million. Just sothat he can watch it as it grazes while he enjoys waffle with his kids. How did he become an overnight millionaire? One day the nation will know.

  • tebo.w.ganyani - 2012-08-18 16:02

    malema is a weapon. Of some top dogs in anc, 4 mangaung scores thy score of malema. Thy knw that when he speaks even a drunkard embecile pays attention hahahahahaha. Brilliant.

  • richard.lemmer1 - 2012-08-18 16:04

    What the hell does the Police listen to him !!!!! He isntigated all of this ! Make him walk in front next time !!!

  • mohammed.lattif.7 - 2012-08-18 16:12

    I am apalled that the media is giving this person a platform for his comments. It seems that the media is the only party attaching credibility to anything Malema says. The media has lost all integrity. Sad!

      mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-08-18 16:41

      @mahomed you forget this is south africa malema has a freedom of speech here so many people die in this country so that malema can raise his opinion even if you don't agree with him

      ntsieni1 - 2012-08-18 17:19

      Go to afghanistan or pakistan where media do have integrity

      dimitripappas - 2012-08-18 19:20

      If the clown has an impact in this worldwide-relevant event of which we are all interested, THEN we ought to know about it. There's nothing wrong with the media reporting about it. WHAT IS wrong is the fact that the police gave him 1km of space and that the received so much acclaim from the crowd when in actual fact he has nothing to offer them but offensive racist calls to theft? I wonder what world-renowned peacemaker icon Mandela would have to say to that? Perhaps stay mute till the day he goes down with the rest of us on ship genocide Zimbabwe #2? hahhahaha what a joke

  • schalk.jonker.1 - 2012-08-18 16:14

    please lonmin mine, give that man a job. after all he is jobless at the moment.

      glen.smith.73 - 2012-08-18 16:18

      Just get rid of Malema for heavens sake.....

      hsebolelo - 2012-08-18 17:39

      Yep jobless alryt\r\n...Arrive drivn a white Range rover\r\n...He's broke..

  • wally.williams.148 - 2012-08-18 16:17

    This is just plain lunacy! How on earth can any person in his/her right mind all of a sudden again blame "whites" for this violence? This is supposed to be a wage negotiation - read the definition of negotiation! They don't get the deal they want. Next thing there is a stern warning that they get what they want or blood will flow and men sit there with arms/weapons and clearly hiped up to attack. When the mob storm and shoot at the police, after policemen had already been killed earlier, and the police take action as is their job description to serve and protect society from thuggery and chaos, and defend themselves now there are cries over the consequences. Get hold of yourselves for once! At one stage we need to all understand that no country can exist in anarchy and chaos. We cannot allow ppl to be killed savagely. The woman with the placard inciting policemen to be killed - has she been arrested? The woman with the "Boeremag" placard? Malema will be popular with these ppl as just like Hitler, Himler, Mugabe, Terreblanche, Hoesein, Ahmadinijad (or what ever his name is...) he sings the songs (pardon the pun) they want to hear him sing. And they will foolishly follow him. These type of ppl cannot reason and definitely cannot stop the mayhem once the masses have started moving...then they run and hide! And this issue of shots 2 the back...typical of guerilla warfare where u attack, retrieve and attack. Bound 2 happen and could b from either side. C the pic 4 what it is.

  • steyn.annemarie - 2012-08-18 16:25

    Reading this comments are very interesting. The SAPS could do nothing else. The miners were armed with pangas, knifes and guns and if i am no mistaken they were 3 000 miners. Did you ask yourself how many policemen were there. If all of you who are sitting on the pavillion and criticise can come up with one solution of what they could have done then you must become the minister of police. Let me tell you. You can look at those miners behaviour during the week. They already killed our Police officers (and take note they are black). We as white people cry with those policemen famalies who were killed by this same "innocent" miners. This "poor innocent" miners WOULD HAVE killed more of our policemen. All the racist black people who will always make comments about the whites are glad about this or that ........ You are out of line. You only play the racist card because you've got no argument. Just admit it!!!!! We all mourn with the famalies who lost their loved once but it does not say the police were wrong.

  • wsidina1 - 2012-08-18 16:31

    Wow....

  • Khayoh Mfiswah - 2012-08-18 16:51

    Juju man i spprt u on dis

  • Warren Rocchi - 2012-08-18 16:54

    As an ex cop and as a white South African after reading the part about the placard I say right at them - if they are too narrow minded to distinguish between the police and the white apartheid regime then they deserve what they get. Declare stupidity a terminal disease and legalise euthenasia

      dnxumalo2 - 2012-08-18 18:23

      those are not police...they are criminals in the police force.

      dnxumalo2 - 2012-08-18 18:23

      those are not police...they are criminals in the police force.

  • lownabester - 2012-08-18 17:05

    The Flody and Fatboy show at it again.

      alpheus.maribatse - 2012-08-18 18:32

      Why Malema came after Zuma I think this Malema he is after Our president.

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-08-18 17:42

    Malema are you going to put some of your millions into the fund to support the families. Bet not, these people are grieving anyone who gets there would get an ovation.

      zeb.rakolote - 2012-08-19 12:20

      Ramaphosa,co-owner of Lonmin must burry the ppl.

  • june.april.148 - 2012-08-18 17:45

    South Africa is ruled by an autocratic monster. I do hope we all survive these barbarians

      steve.blignaut - 2012-08-20 14:43

      not likely.

  • rob.tubbs.39 - 2012-08-18 17:55

    What a good idea! Pull all the Police out of the area and leave 'fat boy' there by himself to resolve the problem...

  • Amanda - 2012-08-18 18:01

    Where may I ask is the illegal Union Spokespeople who started all this??? Headed for the Hills. Gone.

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-08-18 18:01

    So, they have R500 available for every murdered police member? So, the R4000/ month salary is not so low after all?

  • fezile.somraba - 2012-08-18 18:02

    we r with u comrades malema,shivambu and magaqa on this,the killing of 34 mine workers is not justifiable.really mr Nathi Mthethwa and Jacob zuma must explain 2 the public why the police used maxima police force 2 disperse mine workers.they must held responsible 4 this

      steve.blignaut - 2012-08-20 14:44

      no they must explain it to you. the rest of us know why the cops shot.

  • Muffin_man_can - 2012-08-18 18:16

    The use of traditional weapons and pangas should be banned from union gatherings. These protests have the potential to turn violent, if the police did not feel threatened they would never have acted as they did.

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-08-18 18:29

    Why did the cops even listen to this bafoon? Surely he had no business there or with them.