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'Malema can solve corruption at Aurora'

2012-08-30 11:47

Johannesburg - Ululation, whistles and jubilation marked expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema's arrival at the Aurora mine in Grootvlei, Springs, on Thursday.

Workers sang "Ngisebenzela izingane zami emgodini" (I'm working for my kids in the mine).

Malema arrived in a Mercedes-Benz Viano dressed in a white shirt, black pants and his trademark beret.

"We are happy that Malema is coming to address us because he is the man who can solve corruption in this place," said Wanina Siwaphi, one of the workers.

Siwaphi is one of the 1 200 workers who were forced to move into the nearby informal settlement of Painville after a mine hostel was demolished three months ago.

Workers at the mine told Malema how President Jacob Zuma promised to help them, but never honoured his words.

"Zuma was here... took payslips and promised to attend to our problems. He then disappeared and then brought his kids to run the mine," said one of the workers.

Aurora's directors include Zuma's nephew Khulubuse Zuma and former president Nelson Mandela's grandson, Zondwa Mandela.

"We were paid R500 and told that was 40% of our provident fund," one of the workers claimed.

Malema was expected to address the workers, left without wages for months after Aurora took over the liquidated Pamodzi Gold mines.

Aurora's directors have been accused of stripping the mine's assets and not paying workers their salaries. An inquiry into the matter is under way.

Comments
  • chris.novak.9235 - 2012-08-30 11:50

    The dumb get dumber....there is no stopping their stupidity...

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-08-30 12:05

      Malema cannot solve antything. It's just cheap politics to elevate his populism.

      paul.coetzee1 - 2012-08-30 12:06

      Chris: There is an old addage - : "It takes a thief to catch a thief"

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-08-30 12:09

      Go Julius, show us what you can do.. Fix SA.. and we will love you hahaha

      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-08-30 12:11

      Lets see what big mouth is capable of! He is always spilling his guts, but like Winnie, actually does nothing. Let's finally see what he can do for these miners. "haal uit en wys"

      clifford.sithole.5 - 2012-08-30 12:13

      malema is writing his woodwork exam.He keeps looking under the table then coming up again. The teacher asks him , julius why you keep looking under the table. He says mam you not going to catch me out on this question. Because here by question no.7 it is saying " See Table Below"

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-08-30 12:22

      Malema can solve....Hahahaha, hiehie, hahahahahahahaaa! Brilliant News24! You had me at "solve"

      ann.murray.9279 - 2012-08-30 12:31

      @ Clifford Sithole - I like :)

      rbphiri - 2012-08-30 12:40

      If he failed wood work, how can he solve the on going corruption at Aurora. He has higher chances solving a rubix cube using only his teeth. This is just the cries of a little fat boy trying to get back into the political lime light.

      michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-30 12:42

      The words "Malema" and "solve" cannot be used in one sentence. It's like oil and water... They don't mix!

      chrono.man.7 - 2012-08-30 12:45

      No, remember Malema knows a lot about corruption, so, he should be able to get to the root of the problem.

      procold2 - 2012-08-30 13:03

      hows he going to that commit suicide.

      rbphiri - 2012-08-30 13:25

      @ zambezi.river it looks like only stupidity is flowing from you...What! are you experiencing a drought.

      martin.britchford.9 - 2012-08-30 13:47

      aurora is no more if i remember correctly, so there we go, problem solved, corruption gone, or did i miss something?

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-30 14:24

      zambezi, what is a cocknut?? You and Malema are equally uneducated I see.

      zambezi.river - 2012-08-30 14:30

      @Boy George aka Point Blank.......Its a coconut living in denial!

      edward.patterson.923 - 2012-08-31 13:39

      @Zambezi river: You may be right, Malema will rule SA. But your choice of words trouble me. You see I'm from the west and we were under the impression that SA was going to be a democracy. That's why we supported your fight against Apartheid. That's why Mr. Mandela and Bishop Tutu got the Nobel Prize in 1994 because they were going to establish a democracy. However, you seem to want something else. In a democracy you have elections every few years. In those elections you have two or more parties who debate the issues and offer up solutions. The voters then choose among the candidates and some are elected. They then "serve (not rule) their constituents" until then next election. Then the voters decide if they have done a good job "serving" or not. If not, they are voted out of office. That is a democracy, not one party "ruling until Jesus comes." And I can tell you that if Malema does "rule" SA the only thing that will change will be the pockets that the graft and stolen money go into. I can tell you why Zuma's cousin and Mr. Mandela's grandson are doing this because it's the African solution. One group gets power and they take everything that they can. They blame the escalating problems on someone else and when the people have had enough they have another revolution and then someone else takes over and they begin to steel everything that they can. And they blame the previous government and the west for their problems, then they ask the west for more aid. Cont

      edward.patterson.923 - 2012-08-31 13:46

      Continued. Zambezi; does it bother you that two relatives of the struggle are doing what they are doing to their fellow SAans? Does it bother you that this has been going on at the Aurora mine for at least 2 years? Does it bother you that Mr. Mandela isn't saying anything and that your President isn't doing anything? And that they are elders in their families and they aren't even saying anything as elders to their children. The SA that the west supported in its struggle against apartheid looks a great deal different than the bright hope that we supported in the 94. Go ahead and believe that Malema will make a difference, it will only be different pockets into which the fruits of corruption flow. Corruption now police shooting striking miners and miners killing police. No from the outside, SA looks a whole lot like so much of the rest of Africa. So maybe this is the african solution, and we bloody agents of the west should just step back and stay out of it. In the next election (democracy) I'm going to vote for those who will stop the aid to Africa until Africa stops the violence and ends the corruption.

      edward.patterson.923 - 2012-08-31 16:31

      @Zambezi river; would love to hear back from you concerning my comment.

      edward.patterson.923 - 2012-08-31 19:13

      @zambezi; BTW in 2009 that aid to Africa was a more than R400 billion. South Africa alone got over 4.5 billion Rand from the US alone. Maybe western solutions won't work in SA, but then again African solutions aren't working either. Kenya is about to celebrate 50 years of freedom from colonial rule. Israel and India both have a little more than 60 years of freedom from British colonial rule. Compare Kenya to Israel and India.

      Done-N-Dusted - 2015-03-20 16:24

      Edward, I cannot agree with you more. But therein lies the true struggle. The reason why the word "rule" is so flimsily thrown around is a very simple one. Before colonisation of Africa by the wicked West, each tribe was lead by a King. This king, had the pick of whatever he wanted from everyone else in the tribe. They had no rights save that which he afforded them and this worked for them even though it may sound cruel to us. That is why now 2 things are happening. a) everyone in the right places, can compete for "kingship" It's not about serving and what the job actually entails, it's about the power and riches. b) everyone else not in the right places of power, now have all this freedom, all these rights, and they don't know what to do with it. They are constantly looking for a leader to tell them what to do because that is part of their heritage. So I can understand all of this, to a certain extent. But it has been how many years since colonialism and apartheid, so at some point there needs to be a change of mindset. An evolutionary growth of logical thinking. But we are far off from that happening, because the majority of people in this country are still bound by their own chains of slavery, willfully accepting thievery and unjust treatment from their leaders. Until that changes, South Africa and every other african country will continue the downward spiral.

  • lorain.maseko - 2012-08-30 11:53

    Malema stop corruption? how did they come to that conclusion?

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-30 12:09

      eish - becuase whatever Juju says, the doff will believe

      peter.ndamase - 2012-08-30 12:15

      Watch the space, JZ will visit Aurora mine shortly. It's likes kids playing hide and seek

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-08-30 12:22

      Lorain, because he is an expert on corruption, like the rest of the cadres.

      rbphiri - 2012-08-30 12:42

      Simple! after getting high on manure

      lorain.maseko - 2012-08-30 13:21

      i would also like to know in what capacity does he adress these workers? Because asfar as i know his political career crashed before it took off

      oompie.netoompie - 2012-08-30 14:26

      Because he knows exactly how corruption works.

      mpumelelo.nzimande.7 - 2012-08-31 11:48

      LOL lorain by repeatingly falling down the mine shaft, thier brains aint so lekker anymore, Im sure they are experiencing amnesia and think Malema is Che Guavera or something

      heathway.master - 2012-08-31 20:40

      It has taken an awfully long time before super hero Malema turned his attention on the serious plight of the Aurora miners. Where was he during all their years of suffering. Maybe then they were not considered important enough to advance his totally opportunistic political ambitions.

      heathway.master - 2012-08-31 21:42

      All one needs to do is to listen to classic radio business review between 18h00 - 17h00 each evening, to hear how foreign capital is fleeing the country in the billions of rands. Julius’s moronic mutterings are hurting the mining industry big time, and will lead to the shedding of thousands of jobs. Well done Julius, you will eventually be credited with destroying this countries mining industry single handidly. Once the jobless, homeless and starving start a major revolt and revolution, you can always be at the front wearing your ridiculous green Che Guevara beret, leading the ignorant and mindless mobs, to finish the job of destroying whatever is then left of our fragile economy.

  • Ditantane - 2012-08-30 11:58

    yes he can!!!

      wehan.victor - 2012-08-30 12:07

      How?

      Msika - 2012-08-30 12:12

      You are trying to be sarcastic Ditantane, right?

      Trevorcentury - 2012-08-30 12:14

      With another Goverment grant......R100 000 000.00 for bail out of which R95 000 000.00 not accounted for

      grant.hide - 2012-08-30 12:15

      How do you think melema got to where he is? How is it a 20k salary can build a 7mill mansion? what planet can 20k get you that, i will go there. On a 12.5 k salary you only qualify for a 300000 rand loan, explain to us which bank he was funded from? explain.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-30 12:37

      Well this is good news. We can expect a solution soon then, and we wait for further news of how he solved all the problems.

      rbphiri - 2012-08-30 12:43

      Obama would be soooooo disappointed, by the fact that an idiot jacked his trade mark line

      Ditantane - 2012-08-30 13:08

      just wait and see

      richard.hipkin - 2012-08-30 14:26

      Ditantane, have you noticed that Malema is merely leeching off the failures of the ANC? He is NOTHING but an opportunist, walking on the dead of Lonmin and the shattered lives of Aurora.. Like a mortician having sex with a corpse.

      renee.vanderwesthuizen.73 - 2012-08-31 11:30

      not in this lifetime my friend

      indianajohn - 2012-08-31 11:37

      Ditantane we've been waiting and seeing for 2 decades.

  • simon.carter.5836711 - 2012-08-30 11:59

    Takes one to know one

  • Trevorcentury - 2012-08-30 12:00

    Julius here is a puzzle to solve "who is your President you voted for". Try solve this before you take on the real world

      tin.can.501598 - 2012-08-30 12:16

      The Government wants a new simplified tax form that will be idiot proof. They'll test it out on JuJu.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-08-30 12:00

    Malema can't solve his own problems, he can only create a lot of new problems.

  • lhenama - 2012-08-30 12:00

    more like he can bring more corruption. Its so evident that this guy only wants a lot to do with the mines, he's working with anything that's got to do with money - greedy illiterate fool.

  • denis.dendrinos - 2012-08-30 12:00

    Only now? A year after it went bust and they've sold off most of the equipment? Talk about opportunism.

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-30 12:15

      eish - Juju has missed the bus at Aurora already.

      denis.dendrinos - 2012-08-30 15:36

      sorry to say - but this might all have been orchestrated.... The fighting between Zuma and Malema, the strike at Lonmin, the shooting..... What a perfect perfect platform for Zuma to get rich, Malema to come into power (and start a race war - first white, the indians and colourds and just for fun after, any tribe he doesn't like) and for them to nationalise what they see as the answer to their prayers, while praying off the poor who they haven't tried helping in 18 years. Please pay attention to the closest emergency exit, keeping in mind it'll probably be to the north....

  • michelle.joubert.94 - 2012-08-30 12:00

    The wolf in Armani!

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-30 12:16

      brilliant!

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-08-31 11:55

      Try Hyena in Armani-Babbling giggling Armani clad snotnosed Hyena!

  • wendy.n.schmidt - 2012-08-30 12:00

    sure he can, as he knows exactly how it was orchestrated ..

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-30 12:02

    The old saying "Set a thief to catch a thief" - Kathy

  • tin.can.501598 - 2012-08-30 12:02

    Question. Why was JuJu staring at the frozen orange juice can? Answer. It said "concentrate".

  • andre.ackermann.14 - 2012-08-30 12:03

    To all Aurora employees and those in need, please don't be fooled by a fool!! Malema is a super opportunist to achieve only his own selfish goals. Unfortunatly he got away with his nonsense for too long by an even a bigger fool in JZ and his buddies. Be strong!

  • Ratfink66 - 2012-08-30 12:04

    Aaahhh...Malema to stop corruption. That's like asking a pedophile to run a creche.

      alan.gernet - 2012-08-30 12:17

      whaahaaa

      komorison - 2012-08-30 22:16

      Or giving the cat the keys to the canary cage!

  • KCorsar - 2012-08-30 12:04

    OK how the world really is flat, thicker than a 2x4...........

      enlightened.bowman - 2012-08-30 20:34

      Julius believes the world is banana shaped

  • corne.bosch.3 - 2012-08-30 12:06

    HA HA HA HA HA HA what a JOKE Seriosly!!!!?????

  • ben.mostert - 2012-08-30 12:08

    Malema is there on official business - to hide incompetence, corruption and to find a way to blame shift, either blaming apartheid or the agents of democracy.

  • Msika - 2012-08-30 12:10

    LOL! It puzzles me how these miners think, really. Some believed a muthi can prevent bullets from penetrating their bodies, and now this?

  • firstseed.mbeva.9 - 2012-08-30 12:11

    I beg your pardon!

  • herman.heil - 2012-08-30 12:11

    malema is attacking, wonder what zuma's counter move will be, if any......

      enlightened.bowman - 2012-08-30 20:46

      dunno. Something with his gentals, for sure.

  • willem.wulfse - 2012-08-30 12:11

    Malema probably thinks there is something left to scavenge. All after the fact. The carcass has been stripped bare by Khulubuse Zuma and Zondwa Mandela so there is no ongoing curruption to stop.

      tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-08-30 12:43

      i am sure there is a lot to be salvaged, like the pride of the people who are left without anyone (not all is about money, think of those neglected people for once and just be sensitive)

  • attie.mostert.9 - 2012-08-30 12:13

    Great the blind leading the blind, is this a teazer to a new comic book?

  • herbert.plessis - 2012-08-30 12:13

    He will help himself to the money and the original corruptors will be removed as they cannot finance their ANC cohorts any further.

  • grant.hide - 2012-08-30 12:13

    Lol, wait i must spell it out for the sheeple, Laugh Out Loud... That man is where he is because of corruption, aartards.

  • jbm.moate - 2012-08-30 12:13

    I NEVER SAW THIS COMING, WHAT UNINFORMED AND IGNORANT PEOPLE WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY...DEAR AURORA MINE WORKERS, JULIASS WILL ONLY DOUBLE THE CORRUPTION .. INSTEAD OF R500 NEXT TIME YOU WILL ONLY GET R250... THESE PEOPLE NEED A SHAMBOK...

  • TdJ01 - 2012-08-30 12:13

    This IDIOT is as much capable of solving corruption as muti is at stopping bullets. Go figure!

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-08-30 12:14

    a question here.....why does News24 give this idiot such a lot of space???? its getting kinda boring...Malema is listed as a contractor for a company in Boksburg and yet has not worked there a single hour of his life...it also happens that this particular company somehow managed to get some very lucrative tenders....Corruption? yeah right...im sure Juju will sort it out...NOT

      dudu.son.1 - 2012-09-01 01:28

      We cannot ask news 24 when we comment so much about him. We are all in the same pot.

  • Chaapo - 2012-08-30 12:15

    He should start by resolving his own corruption.

      sharon.houghton.984 - 2012-08-30 12:17

      Well said!!

  • carl.lutzer.3 - 2012-08-30 12:15

    And pigs can fly .....

  • Hemlock - 2012-08-30 12:16

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....YEAH RIGHT! I've had my hysterical laugh for the day, now back to work!

  • Sandy - 2012-08-30 12:16

    You mean he can come and take over the corruption - make sure it gets to a new high level....... "arrives in a Merc" .........really, people start thinking for yourselves!

  • victor.windsor - 2012-08-30 12:17

    He is the corruption !!!!!!

  • jamesyboi78 - 2012-08-30 12:19

    that awkward moment when the most corrupt person says he can solve corruption............................................ hahahahahahah

  • belnick - 2012-08-30 12:21

    The fatboy of corruption going to teach miners how corruption is done!

  • jerry.medina.756 - 2012-08-30 12:24

    What has Vavi to say about plight of Aurora miners? Hypocrites

  • arno.botha.71 - 2012-08-30 12:24

    WHY IS THIS GUY STILL IN THE NEWS? I DON'T GET HOW THESE MINERS CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT MALEMA CAN DO ANYTHING FOR THEM, HE HAS NO AUTHORITY AND HE SHOULDN'T EVEN BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK AT THESE GATHERINGS. ALL HE'S DOING THERE IS PROPAGATING HIS PSEUDO-POLITICAL VIEWS.

  • giepievz - 2012-08-30 12:25

    Whahahahaha!!! This is the most hilarious newspaper article heading I have seen in a long time!

  • barry.j.hugo - 2012-08-30 12:25

    So Mr. Malema is going to sort out the corruption is he? Can someone please tell me how, if he is curently umemployed and therefore not earning a salary, he can afford to flit around the country in expensive vehicles?

  • rudzani.mudau.545 - 2012-08-30 12:25

    malema has been used by so many in this country and is time he see that others interest is his head ,the likes of HANI has been killed by the same cadres looming around and south africa one day with him been nomore.and he must start applying for loans and start business and charge fees to address people as it is his ideology capacity and wisdom to convince the poor to see that their poor as they are been brainwashed and start to work for peanuts instead of restraining at first but bcause of poverty one is forced to eat rubbish and stay alive .

  • rayner.willnecker - 2012-08-30 12:26

    That fat barsted, Khulubuse Zuma ate all the money. If you cut open belly, you will hit the jackpot as money will pour out like a slot machine...

      dudu.son.1 - 2012-09-01 01:18

      I have enjoyed yo comments. Each time i see a belly u talling about. I will remember yo comments.

  • andrew.surtees1 - 2012-08-30 12:27

    Malema i have never enjoy the trouble you have caused but if you are willing to try and cut all the rubbish out of our country i will back you for that! now you are using your head and pointing fingers at the right people who need to be brought to justice! well done!

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-08-30 12:28

    What can he do, but rally all worker across the mining spectrum to lay down tools, put pressure on government to do their job of serving the people and arrest all those who involved themselves in the Aurora corruption and theft. Those involved should be publicly arrested and arrayed as the criminals that they are, and bail refused, their assets confiscated. FICA should be used to trace where the money has gone which should be returned and paid out to the workers of Aurora as severance. It is to late now to save the mine, but justice can be served by looking after the immediate needs of those that were robed of their livelihoods by fat cat ANC/Alliance hoodlums who used BEE/policy, cadre deployment and nepotism to plan and establish a network that knowingly and without hindrance from Government or Casatu/Num union, pillaged the mine. Why were they allowed to do this? Because leaders were directly and indirectly benefitting from the Aurora theft, that is why workers did not get any support from the Casatu/Num fat cat leadership. They failed the workers of Aurora on purpose, like they have been for years, selling out the workers by negotiating below inflation rate wage increases, this so they could benefit themselves, because many are shareholders in the mines, and when labor is cheap shareholders make more profit thereby pushing up the value of shares. Now as the truth spills out into the open, do the workers continue to trust Casatu? Do they trust Malema? EEIISHH??!!

      moyahabo.lekolwana - 2012-08-30 12:56

      Damn u r on point.

      colin.langley - 2012-08-30 14:15

      But why is he only interested in Aurora miners now? This news is almost more than 1 years old. Where was Cosatu? Where was NUM? This is why i don't trust him. Never will.

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-08-30 12:29

    Dear News24 Stop displaying bullsh*t,im sick of reading abt this gummy bear.

      enlightened.bowman - 2012-08-30 20:37

      then don't. It's funny

  • clinton.bowden1 - 2012-08-30 12:31

    How can Malema stop the corruption ? 1.) He got the corruption voted in the first place 2.) He is as corrupt himself, And as for "a thief to catch a thief", that's only so that the catching thief can run off with the goods from the caught thief, so still a thief and still someone loses.

  • ish.mkhonto.7 - 2012-08-30 12:31

    He is about to be solved himself, GOOD LUCK.

  • marlin.samuels.1 - 2012-08-30 12:32

    shocking remarks, how d hell can a corrupt do away with corruption. the blind following the blind

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-08-30 12:32

    Evil cannot fight evil - nor can the corrupt fight the corrupt

  • stompie.mcgwapspap - 2012-08-30 12:37

    LOL!!!oL

  • prakash.singh.169 - 2012-08-30 12:37

    JULIUS MALEMA FOR PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA. YOU GO.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-08-30 12:41

      Yes yes, you go Malema, and if he does become President, we'll all be going - somewhere else to make a living.

  • Cari0123 - 2012-08-30 12:38

    Talk about clutching at straws!!!!