Malema forks out R78 000 in cash for 5-star break

2011-07-11 23:08

Cape Town - Julius Malema, the controversial ANC Youth League leader, paid R78 000 in cash for a three-day frolic with five friends at the "colonial" and ultra-luxurious five-star Royal Malewane next to the Kruger National Park.

His luxury adventure occured shortly before his re-election as ANCYL president three week's ago in an election campaign which saw him repeatedly sell himself as a champion of the poor.

The news comes on the heels of reports that he has also recently enjoyed a fine holiday in Italy and that he has flattened a R3.6m Bedfordview home to build another one.

Malema and the management of the Royal Malewane, located in the famous private Thornybush Game Reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park, refused to comment on the visit.

However, Media24 Investigations has confirmed with five sources with direct knowledge that the Malema visit occured. Three sources confirmed that the bill was settled in cash.

Media24 Investigations understands Malema and his group of friends were invited by a therapist who works at the luxury spa at the lodge.

The therapist, whose name is known to Media24 Investigations, is also a girlfriend of one of Malema's close friends.

Employees of the lodge get free nights there as part of their benefits and Malema was invited to spend a night for free. He paid for himself and his five friends to stay on for three nights altogether.

It is uncertain how many of the people in his group a free night remained.

Lodge insiders said the Malema entourage did "the normal tourist things", such game drives, luxury picnics and spa treatments.

The advertised cost per person per night sharing is almost R11 000.

When Malema settled the bill on behalf of the group, the administrative staff’s eyes widened when he presented them with R78 000 in cash.

All liars

Malema himself was tight-lipped. Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said he would not talk to the media and that claims that the trip occured were lies.

"They are all liars,” he said. He said he had spoken to Malema about the matter and that he had declined to comment to Media24 Investigations.

Shivambu then told our reporter "fuck you" three times before finally telling him to "fuck off" (see transcript below).

Juan Pinto, director and general manager of the Royal Malewane, said the lodge’s official policy was not to comment on any guests.

When asked about the account which was settled in cash, he said any questions about Malema had to be asked of Malema.

According to the lodge's advertising material, Malewane is a Big Five destination, boasting a French Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Blazon Award for its restaurant.

The spa offers a variety of treatments and guests can view wildlife at watering holes just metres away from where they are enjoying their treatment.

A transcript of the telephone conversation between reporter Jacques Dommisse (JD) and ANC Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu (FS) requesting comment from Malema.

JD: So, why did you put the phone down?

FS: Hey?

JD: Why did you put the phone down?

FS: Hey man. You are doing a wild goose chase. I say that if you want to go ahead and write, go ahead and write because he won't speak to you. It never happened, okay? He [Malema] doesn’t want to talk to you.

JD: Why will you not let me speak to Malema?

FS: I said he doesn’t want to. Why must he speak to you? He has no obligation to speak to you.

JD: Because he is a politician.

FS: Yes, but I said no. You cannot force people to speak to you.

JD: I don’t understand?

FS: He will not speak to you. You cannot force someone to speak to you if they do not want to speak to you. He does not want to speak to you. I have just spoken to him.

JD: How do you know he doesn’t want to speak to me?
FS: Because I just spoke to him now.

JD: How do you mean you have just spoken with him? I don’t understand.

FS: Fuck you.

JD: Say again?

FS: I said: “Fuck you”

JD: Are you swearing at me?

FS: Yes.

JD: Why are you doing that?

FS: What is your problem?

JD: I have no problem.

FS: Fuck you. Fuck off, ok.

JD: Oh, so you now said it for the fourth time?

FS: Yes.

JD: Can you please give me a contact number for Julius Malema?

FS: I don’t want.

JD. Ok. Thank-you. Goodbye.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-07-11 23:16

    Crooks and their money are soon parted. Malema is Chief Big Crook, using the poor and politics as a smokescreen for his criminal activities. Mind you, his ANC masters have taught this schoolkid well.

      James Weather - 2011-07-11 23:25

      PROBE!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on those corruption fighting forces ... here is a 'goose' to chase...

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-07-11 23:29

      What freaks there are in the Youth League.

      ¦? - 2011-07-11 23:33

      @renaldogouws, There is no south african nation,we need to realise that

      Sooth Slayer - 2011-07-12 00:51

      @Kidblack Which people precisely? And then he was released and given a nobel peace prize for what precisely? I am ashamed of people like you who put hands to keyboard to type utter nonsense! So try to think, at least before u respond!

      Enough! - 2011-07-12 05:04

      malema is and stays but a puppet in zumas hands. they have never been concerned about the poor but only their own fortunes. zumas aim was first to take all political power away from the xhosas and now to get more wealth. its not and has never been about the people of south africa but about a revolution fueled by hatred, revenge and economical power and corruption. zuma and his family has become one of the wealthiest families in SA and we all to blind to see whats really happening. if malema really cared about the poor he would have never excepted the millions he receiving of money meant for service delivery and the POOR. finish and klaar. the anc of today is not the anc of yesterday and things changed in 2007 when zuma made himself king.

      Larro - 2011-07-12 05:20

      @Sooth Slayer : The Church Street bombing was a car bomb attack on 20 May 1983 by Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the African National Congress, in the South African capital Pretoria. The bombing killed 19 and wounded more than 200. The bomb went off ten minutes earlier than planned, killing two ANC operatives in the vehicle, Freddie Shangwe and Ezekial Maseko. At least 20 ambulances took the dead and wounded to hospital

      realist03 - 2011-07-12 05:42

      The irony of malema staying at the "colonial" how funny is that hahahahahahaha

      Karoobloed - 2011-07-12 05:52

      Guys and girls, I am no fan of Malema or the ANCYL. But I feel that Malema has every right to take his vacations in the way he wishes to, and spend as much as he wants to, as long as he is not misappropriating taxpayer money and nobody is brutalized in the process. For heaven's sakes, the sham marriage between Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock apparently cost $70 million dollars... Mr. Malema, as odious as I find your politics and your disrespect towards decent people, Black and White, this Afrikaner thinks you are entitled to take vacations in the way you wish.

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 06:44

      Where does the cash come from??? Why Cash?

      Krolie - 2011-07-12 06:54

      @Karoobloed: I agree with you 100%. Only one thing. It is normal to to pay some thousand bucks towards your accommodation in cash. To me, being in the hospitality industry, it is exceptionally abnormal to walk into an establishment and pay R78000.00 in cash towards your accommodation/stay! Surely, with all services available, this kind of money could have been done by EFT? Much safer proposition altogether, or is it a case of leaving no paper trail? If so, why? As you said, everyone on this planet has a right to have a holiday etc, and so does he. The media obviously already knew about it, so there is no use in trying to "hide" it away. What he does, where he goes, is all a matter of public scrutinity, and he of all people should've known his every move is being watched.

      nn.prv - 2011-07-12 07:29

      @soothSlayer: You hit the nail on the head.some people will be denialists and perfectionists all the time.Quick to judge and too slow to reason !

      York Hunt - 2011-07-12 07:37

      @Sooth Slayer. St Nelson Mandela wrote in his book "The Long Walk to Freedom", that he signed off on the Church street Massacre in which innocent people were killed (fact). He was leader of the "Spear of the Nation." He coordinated and planned acts of sabotage and subterfuge (fact). He was was responsible for MANY deaths (fact). He got a Nobel Peace prize because he was a 'puppet' of the United Nations. Some people label him a freedom fighter. Others, a terrorist. Now you don't have to like what I'm saying - but its the truth!

      McDaNife - 2011-07-12 07:52

      They say he is the man fighting for the poor, yet using their money for his luxury living. Why cant these people see right from wrong. Thick skulled eish!

      daaivarksetier - 2011-07-12 07:55

      It just shows you the mentality of him and his spokesperson (followers) You can clearly see that Mad bucket and all his followers is pig-mentally ill, and is not right upstairs. They must be dealt with in an orderly matter FireStone way or the Fire Platoon.

      p123 - 2011-07-12 08:03

      Taxpayers money???

      USSA - 2011-07-12 08:08

      @Macho Mike Malema is not a very good crook, even as big Chief Crook his moves are uncalculated and his actions void of intelligence. His intellect is that of a well-school brick. The poor is the one's that is going to take him this space.

      p123 - 2011-07-12 08:08

      SARS don't have the BALLS to audit Malema... they would rather pick on soft targets - same as the Metro Police who ignore Minibus taxis. Come to think of it Malema is just like a taxi - Boorish, loud, non-law abiding, non tax paying, brain-dead, the list is endless!!!

      Barry - 2011-07-12 08:26

      Mach0 Mike, you cannot call Malema a school kid. He never whent to school

      montecristo - 2011-07-12 08:38

      @karoobloed - yeah, I can see you're as much of a kiss-ass as the management at the Colonial - and any other establishment that panders and cowtails to this mutant.

      Totman - 2011-07-12 08:51

      @1boer1taxi. Next time you want to comment with such racial slur, change your name to something else. You are degrading the name boer.

      Ray - 2011-07-12 09:06

      If I was doing things like Malema and it was reported in newspapers,SARS would investigate me in a flash,especially if I claimed I only had a salary of R20kpm.

      saliem - 2011-07-12 09:07

      LOL @Mile. What smells here is the amount of cash that exchanged hands. As I understand it, a business may only transact in cash subject to limitations... as far as I know, it is R15 000 per transaction. So I smell a big rat here!

      saliem - 2011-07-12 10:02

      Ermmmmm I have checked and the act states that the threshold for cash transactions is R24 999,99 (financial intelligence act - act 38 of 2001). According to regulations 22B and C, the transaction must be reported. Why would a person carry around that amount of cash on them anyhow?

      Molyone - 2011-07-12 10:11

      It is my understanding that all establishments that receive large cash payments are required in terms of the law (FICA I think)to report such transactions to the Financial Intelligence Centre - I wonder if this happened in this instance

      farmworker - 2011-07-12 10:15

      So news24 is now proud to publish lies, lies and lies. Even if he did spend the time there get you calculation right first. Take 6 People (Malema and his 5 Friends) and 3 Days stay including the game drives, spa and tell me that R78000 is a lot of money. Beside who will believe that man can be walking around in such a huge cash while there are EFT,Credit Card, Cheque. Damn you

      Mike Webber - 2011-07-12 10:20

      The SAPS need to investigate this. I'm sure the cash bills would be the same as those from the last ANCYL-sponsored cash in transit heist.

      Refilwemu - 2011-07-12 10:52

      There's no evidence to proof the R78 000. This is another case of poor journalism that we are experiencing in this country to discredit a black man. The government should go ahead with media tribunal to deal with this malice and irresponsible journalism

      pierreedge - 2011-07-12 11:08

      Seems the Fxx you and Fxx off are the cornerstones of the south african lingo, the building blocks of any descent conversation in this country. From spokesmen to joe public in the street. Very good example from the YL spokesman to the youth themselves, very nice :-(((

      Tgif - 2011-07-12 11:44

      Did they run into any Apes like this one ? Pity !!!!!

      Together - 2011-07-12 11:54

      No, he is more like Winnie and very little like Nelson at all. Nelson, no matter what his politics, was able to talk to anyone anywhere. As for the R78 000 in cash - perhaps it's time SARS looked into his affairs because that's a lot of cash - if it's legitimate earnings, why is it in cash - unless he doesn't want anyone to keep track of a paper-trail through accounts. Maybe the Hawks should also look it over. But, I forgot, they're too busy investigating Willie Hofmeyer ...

      Ann - 2011-07-12 12:15

      The gravy train is running faster and faster!

      USSA - 2011-07-12 13:42

      All I really want is for a white guy (pref a veteran of 30 years service) in SARS to call him for an explanation...officially.

      siya.block - 2011-07-12 13:44

      Malema this, Malema that.... thank you very much for giving my leader free publicity. Take your money Malema and spend it on anything you so desire especially that you do not have to pay the paper for any advertisement, they do it for you free of charge. I ACTUALLY THINK THE PAPER IS WILLING TO PAY YOU FOR WRITING ABOUT YOU, TAKE THEIR MONEY AND SPEND IT THE WAY YOU WANT

      MrSpiderman - 2011-07-12 14:08

      Not bad for some-one who earns R 20,000 per month. Must have saved his ass off to afford it, so give him due!? Perhaps even consider him as President for the Reserve Bank (after nationalisation) with his skills!

      Wotzizname - 2011-07-12 14:09

      Malema & Shivangu = Dumb & Dumber

      Bidartbru - 2011-07-12 14:27

      Karoo Bleddy Monkey, What does he need to take a holiday from? Murdering farmers? Dictatorship? Thowing a tantrum every week like a little bitch? Yeah tough job, he really needs a holiday....

      frangelico - 2011-07-12 14:39

      @Macho Mike,this guy (Malema & Floyd) piss me off no end,but somewhere so-one can't get his facts right.The amounts for this holiday started at R50,000.00 went down to R25,000.oo now its up to seventy eight.At least the news has changed & left honest living people alone capice.

      Bridget - 2011-07-12 14:47

      Maybe they should double check the R100 notes he paid with and check if these are some of the "bad" notes printed - and recalled - here before they decided to move the printing of SA notes to Sweden....

      FreeMan2 - 2011-07-12 16:21

      Can you hear the sound of the gravy train. Where did he get the cash from, was a left over bribe from Kebble or straight out of the ANCYL coffers ?

      Ayoba - 2011-07-12 18:29

      Maybe it's just me, but it seems everytime I read articles here they always cover black people in a bad way. Does this mean there is no other race that does bad things? Does this also mean blacks are not supposed to go out and celebrate as other races do? Hmm! I bet majority of visitors at that lodge are white. You know I am right.

      Ayoba - 2011-07-12 18:32

      Now I understand why the media tribunial is needed.

      Ayoba - 2011-07-12 19:12

      Greetings to many of you Malemaphobia patients. How was your day? Thumbs down would mean bad day. Thumbs up would mean????? Good answer. No comment mean you don't know how to click a thumb. That meaning your Malemaphobia is @ a critical stage.

      Together - 2011-07-13 09:47

      No-one cares where Malema or anyone else takes their holiday, but carrying around cash of that amount is a definite legal issue. If you are participating in any legal economy, you have to pay tax and run your salary through a bank account. If you are walking around with bags stuffed with R70+ 000 then it looks like you aren't legal and you are actually draining the economy. SA's citizens should all really be looking into this

  • Sooth Slayer - 2011-07-11 23:17

    come on JD, you were asking for it, and you got it! so what's your problem now? I imagine if FS had a newspaper, the transcript of that conversation would look something different. I know the journalist likes of you!

      Alfred - 2011-07-12 01:36

      Yeh, and I "imagine" that if you were next to a car and nobody was around you would have stolen it because I know how self entitled the likes of you are. Or are you not so open to wild, unfounded allegations that originate from the imgination when it's you on the receiving end?

      Ralph Long - 2011-07-12 07:52

      Kolobe......... no one is saying that black people can't spend honestly earned money, BUT, your hero is using ill-gotten gains for the lifestyle he leads and is the biggest hypocrite around. He is supposed to be the champion of the poor and oppressed but he is the biggest oppressor of them all. He doesn't lead by example at all and he enjoys the very lifestyle of those he is the first to condemn.

      PB - 2011-07-12 07:59

      Kolobe, you are missing the point. If someone in the DA in a similar position to your fat hero were to have the same spending habbits, we would also want to know where that money came from, since a R20 000 p.m. salary would not stretch that far. So that leaves one to wonder, what source would make that type of cash - drugs, cash in transit robberies, a couple of brown envelopes for some favours..... If you allow your brain cells to actually do some work, even you would find it to be a bit strange.

      Janine - 2011-07-12 08:26

      @Kolobe - I would be just as concerned if a white person forked out R78 000 in cash for accommodation - don't make this a race issue.

      Canibus - 2011-07-12 08:33

      @PB... Clearly Malema can't get an increase. He's been getting R20k pm for 2 yrs now. lol As a non-parliament member, he's allowed to have a company. If there's cash to be used from his company, can't he use it? People carry cash around... why cant he? We see a lot of people throwing money around in CPT yet nothing is said about it, as it doesn't sell papers. Either YOU do something about your country and make it better or shut up.

      The Gecko - 2011-07-12 08:49

      @kolobe - I would suspect ANYONE who walks around with R78 000 in cash. Considering how much it costs to draw such a big anount in cash from bank, vs. what it costs to just use a debit of credit card, there is only one reason why anyone with an ounce of intelligence would have all that cash - that money has never been in a bank, and will never go into a bank, because as long as it is kept out of bank accounts, SARS will never know about it, and the owner will never pay tax on it. That is called "Tax evasion", and is a criminal offense.

      sean.redmond3 - 2011-07-12 08:55

      @kolobe - July 12, 2011 at 07:26. this is disturbing,only whites are allowed to spend cash money? how is this headlines? The point is that he supposedly only earns R20 large. So he getting cash for free from the anc ATM.

      K_za - 2011-07-12 09:07

      @Kolobe: What is disturbing is that you choose to look the other way EVERY time and blame the whites. Open your eyes and see what your so called OWN PEOPLE are doing to your nation. Your people are the pawns in a bad game of chess.

      TBOOZE - 2011-07-12 09:18

      true Kolobe , this isnt news worthy, the Dude is a millionaire (dont care how he made them ) so its obvious he has enough money to spend. everyone go on holiday so why cant he? im not his biggest fan but this is a stupid article

      kolobe - 2011-07-12 09:18

      but you cannot be influential and still live like a pauper

      FaxM8 Fax - 2011-07-12 09:23

      @ Kolobe . Funny how your master enjoys all the white mans stuff hey.

      Charles du Toit - 2011-07-12 09:39

      @Kolobe, that is not true - white business people gets a lot of criticism (rightly so) for giving themselves huge bonuses whilst paying their employees peanuts. This is by no means a white/black thing.

      Jean - 2011-07-12 09:52

      I think journalists should also strike. They don't get paid enough for the effort that goes into trying to engage in an interview with fools like these. I'm pretty sure you can get more intelligent responses from chimps! Trying to stay positive about this country's future becomes VERY hard when you consider that this is what some people see as "leaders". To survive in this country, it seems you need a good helping of patience, and a flipping good (but twisted) sense of humour...

      farmworker - 2011-07-12 10:15

      So news24 is now proud to publish lies, lies and lies. Even if he did spend the time there get you calculation right first. Take 6 People (Malema and his 5 Friends) and 3 Days stay including the game drives, spa and tell me that R78000 is a lot of money. Beside who will believe that man can be walking around in such a huge cash while there are EFT,Credit Card, Cheque. Damn you

      Together - 2011-07-12 11:55

      R78 000 in cash - perhaps it's time SARS looked into his affairs because that's a lot of cash - if it's legitimate earnings, why is it in cash - unless he doesn't want anyone to keep track of a paper-trail through accounts. Maybe the Hawks should also look it over. But, I forgot, they're too busy investigating Willie Hofmeyer ...

      liveandlove - 2011-07-12 15:18

      @ Kolobe but you cannot be influential and still live like a pauper Mmmmmmm............ And why is that? Are you here saying that the poor have no say? Mmmmm.... Thinking not something you do often hey?

      FreeMan2 - 2011-07-12 16:22

      So it is acceptable for people in power to behave in such an uncooth manner, it shows how little class they have.

      Ayoba - 2011-07-12 18:40

      Floyd Shivambu felt into the trap of Jacques Dommisse. Just what JD wanted to make a great story for the ever hungry bad black stories addicts.

      Alfred - 2011-07-12 22:44

      You're right Ayoba. He obviously used his whitey mind control powers and forced poor old Floyd to use that language.

      Together - 2011-07-13 10:04

      Ayoba, you could phone me any time of the day or night and not get that response. Apparently, all you have to do is disagree with Floyd and he is trapped into swearing at you? What do you and Floyd think a spokesperson is supposed to do?

  • Goose - 2011-07-11 23:17

    See, the colonists did leave a few cool things behind huh? - 5 star hotels. - Operational farms. - operational mines. - Schools. - Medicine. - Electricity. - Running water. - Food aid. - etc...

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-07-11 23:46

      That's why they wanna nationalize-so that those nice things are handed to them. It seems wrong to the ANCYL for people who actually built certain things to own those things.

      LUFC - 2011-07-12 00:07

      Goose you need to add logic to your list.

      Larro - 2011-07-12 05:28

      @sibusiso.mpofu1 Colonist (noun): an immigrant to a new colony, or one of the founders of it. This is a valid English word, no need for (sic). Blacks had some primitive stuff before the colonists got to SA. BUT they SURE picked up on all of the luxuries and advanced technologies quickly! Mercedes, Bretling Moet et Chandon, Jonnie Walker Blue Label, 5 Star Hotels, television, radio, the Internet, newspapers, transport, hospitals, surgery, dentistry the PC upon which you type.....

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 06:46

      And remember flush toilets..

      pitbull - 2011-07-12 07:08

      Also don't forget money which can be printed until the paper runs out just like what happened in Zimbabwe. With nothing to back it up it is as useless as the paper it is printed on.

      wv - 2011-07-12 07:10

      Which is going to run out soon.

      johan - 2011-07-12 07:32


      nn.prv - 2011-07-12 07:34

      and abandoned a lot of their offspring too.

      TBOOZE - 2011-07-12 08:32

      is this really news worthy now, i Beginning to think the media is obsessed with the dude , but then again having him on the front page sells the paper, what's next ,Julius goes to 7/11

      sean.redmond3 - 2011-07-12 09:02

      BUT, for how long will they last without the colonists? - Schools. Burned down - Medicine. Almost fu*cked - Electricity. Saved by the IMF loan. - Running water. Staring to get dirty. - Sewage: already large parts of country sewage not working 100%. Shall I go on.

      nn.prv - 2011-07-12 10:38

      @Sean.Redmond : Please go on !

      mmahlatji - 2011-07-12 11:26

      you forgot the dead bodies in hidden graves

      Nkulekweni - 2011-07-12 12:03

      You also forgot the massacres of Bethal, Sharpville, Gugulethu and Soweto. You forgot so many the 1913 land act that effected the throwing of Black people off their lands because they were competing successfully with white farmers. You forgot the malnutrition in the homelands and cities as 75% of the population was crammed into 13% of the land. You forgot the mines in which black lives were as expendable as today's 5 cent piece. One wonders when reading these pages if it true that racism actually kills the ability to think. In London they had an advertisement..white and black brain equal size..racist brain tiny and deformed. That is very apparent in these pages. There are two capms here the white and black people who genuinely care about South Africa. And the small brained racists white and black who use these pages as a platform for their daily fix of spouting mindless racist crap.

      USSA - 2011-07-12 13:46

      @Nkulekweni If you count all these deaths at the venues you describe, it is a fraction of the white farmers (food suppliers to all South Africans) who have been killed. Stop throwing inconsequential bull$hit at us. You are no better than the racists you point your finger at.

      USSA - 2011-07-12 13:56

      @ larro The funny thing is, midst all these colonial luxuries they still don't appreciate the quality, but love to show the brand. I mean, lets get real...does Malema and his kin-folk know anything about a good wine versus a bad one, or why Johnny Blue cost what it does or how to leave a hotel room in a decent condition when they leave? No they don't.

      FB - 2011-07-12 14:00

      Well, if you breed like rats you must expect to live like rats

      Psychotron - 2011-07-13 08:59

      @Nkulekweni - you also forget your current government is offing whites in their 1000's each year way more than the whole of apartheid put together.

  • Johan - 2011-07-11 23:18

    If you live on "handouts" then one can expect comments like this because not everyone's IQ is below zero

      sibusiso.mpofu1 - 2011-07-12 01:56

      JJ. some of us don't have IQ's or EQ's at all! Our abilities and strengths cannot be measured and judged by some computer programme designed to prejudge people! When I hear/see IQ or EQ I see/hear George Bush and Jimmy Swaggart, that Thatcher dude who wanted to own a rich African country, Barend Strydom, and that Bobbit woman!

      Larro - 2011-07-12 05:30

      @ sibusiso.mpofu1 IQ tests are designed to measure intelligence quotient, so you are quite right, they do not work for likes of you.

      nn.prv - 2011-07-12 07:36

      Look who's commenting !

      Together - 2011-07-12 11:58

      Sibusiso, most of the people you mention had pretty low IQ's and practically no EQ at all. Unless you don't happen to actually BE a member of the human race, your brain works the same as anyone else's. I think you have to start changing your racist stance - (you say: black people can't have IQ's) - the last time I heard that was under apartheid!

      joe2110 - 2011-07-12 13:07

      Ask not for whom the bell curves. It curves for thee Sibusiso.

  • jock - 2011-07-11 23:22

    He is a crook, a thief and a liar and abuses his position but is allowed to get away with it.

      grant9 - 2011-07-12 07:33

      Quite correct but these are all the attributes that an aspiring ANC minister requires.

      Charlie - 2011-07-12 09:29

      Don't worry, every article like this shows the poor exactly what this little qwedine stands for...once enough of them realise he is stealing from them - it will be them that bring him down!

      G-spotWizard - 2011-07-12 10:02

      Charlie, you are showing media tendencies. How can you rob the poor of that much money? They have no money to start with, if they had it, they woul not be called poor. 2)We can all see from the phone call transcript that this self proclaimed investigative journalist was just looking for something to write about having no solid proof of his story. If someone does not want to talk to you, you don't go on and on and on like a stupid asking the same question. So rightly he was told what he wanted to hear.

      p123 - 2011-07-12 13:08

      Gspot, you really are dumb aren't you, are you related to Malema? Imagine how many houses could be built with the Billions STOLEN by corrupt ANC Cadres, so, yes the poor have had money stolen from them. Can't you figure this out?

      DW - 2011-07-12 14:12

      Gspot - this money was not necessarily stolen from the poor in the way that you state. However there is definitely a reason why he did not pay this by credit card, EFT or cheque. He chose cash because that cash was either received through illegal means (eg stolen, bribed, kickbacks etc) or he did not want to declare the income on his tax return. If it was from kickbacks from tenders etc, then he effectively is stealing from the poor as, make no mistake, the person who gave him the money for a tender built this money into the tender costs. No-one "gives" this type of cash away to government officials out of the generosity of their hearts. They get it back by charging the government that much more for the services rendered. This means that the "excess" cash spent by the government could have been used to build more houses or provide more running water or free education. THAT is how they are stealing from the poor. I am surprised that you need it explained to you, or are you purposefully being obtuse?

  • Ryno the Wizard - 2011-07-11 23:31

    What a leader! Only a few more years a Floyd is the general secretary of the ANC! And then whenever anybody wants to ask the ANC a question, a simple F-off will do! why are you stealing money? f-off! why are your municipalities not performing? f-off! why do you drive a jag and live in a R7m home while people are dying in poverty? f-off, it is apartheid.

      AloninSA - 2011-07-12 00:19

      go out you bastard

      tryanything - 2011-07-12 06:48

      Anybody who drives a colonial car is mad anyway

      PB - 2011-07-12 08:03

      Jimmy Manyi is already giving us that type of answers, he is paving the way to a big F YOU to the nation.

      S Bouttell - 2011-07-12 08:46

      @ Jack. Yes. But to his credit, he does leave you with that same depressed feeling as Pink Floyd...

  • Staanjy - 2011-07-11 23:35

    Ema Melma se ma vir jou Gre ma Melama wil n baby he. Baby word gebore sonnner myn en ore .............oops

      G-spotWizard - 2011-07-12 10:06

      Yes brother Juju, show then what the ANC can do for the poor. From a poor township boy to a millionnaire. If the ANC can do this for Malema, it can do it for the whole country. We now have to unite all of us behind the ANC.

      p123 - 2011-07-12 13:13

      GSpot, wow, you really are dorf. So where are you going to steal the money from? This is no more money for ANC cadres to steal. Do you not know what corruption did to African countries, just look at Nigeria, Mozambique, and now Zimbabwe to name just a few. 1000 filthy rich cadres at the top and millions of poor idiost who keep voting for them! Africans are a self-destructive nation!!!

      DW - 2011-07-12 14:29

      Now Gspot, you have shown your misunderstanding of the very basics of economics. Multiply the no of people in this country by the no of millions you are talking about (plus all the new ones born every day) and please tell us WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING TO COME FROM? Taxes? Stealing? Nationalisation of farms and banks? Do you even comprehend the amount of money your are talking about? Or is this amount of money only meant for the few who have government connections, while the rest of you live in your squatter shacks and beg for a bowl of food and some running water. If you have government connections and are making money like Malema, I understand your stance that you support him. If however you are simply hoping that you will get what he gets because you are also a poor township boy, good luck. You are one of those who will be stuck there forever and he is using you to enrich himself. Dream on. I GUARANTEE YOU THAT YOU WILL NEVER MAKE THE MONEY THAT HE MAKES WITHOUT THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS, no matter how much he promises you otherwise. One day, when you are old, you will remember these words and realise what a fool you were, but then it will be too late.

      Joe Donner - 2011-07-12 14:40

      @G-spotWizard - "If the ANC can do this for Malema, it can do it for the whole country" - LOL!

      Feds - 2011-07-12 19:06

      @Gspot... oh my god....... It really is frustrating when you try and communicate in an open dialogue with someone who then just completely demonstrates his 9 year old mentality. *sigh* Is what you are all promised in the ANC rallies? "You too can be millionaire like me, vote for me!" Wow, this shows absolutely no comprehension of basic, basic economics or even common sense and logic. If everyone was a millionaire, so much money would need to be printed that inflation would skyrocket and we would end up like Zimbabwe... everyone a millionaire! Congratulations!! But a loaf of bread is R5million! Not so special now is it!! Think gspot! I really do think you are trying, but think before you type.

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  • africa - 2011-07-11 23:47

    good it serves you right...leave Malema alone

      EuropeanAfrican - 2011-07-12 00:28

      Serves who right exactly?? Whites??

      Larro - 2011-07-12 05:33

      @africa - I agree, leave him alone to spend his ill gotten gains. He has every right to spend money like water when there are people living in squalor. I wonder what the serving staff thought of this fat chimp throwing money around?

      pitbull - 2011-07-12 07:24

      @africa Huh? Serves who right? He is squandering your money. The money you, his supporters have given to the ANCYL for membership fees. I am almost certain that those membership fees and donations did not go into the coffers of the ANCYL but into Malema's own pockets for him to squander at will.

      Oxygen - 2011-07-12 07:39


      grant9 - 2011-07-12 07:45

      True. It serves the poor blacks right as they voted the ANC into power 4 times. Ask yourself : Where did the money for this jaunt, the one to Milan (to order his Ferrari?) and others come from? How has SA youth benifitted from any of them?

      alida - 2011-07-12 07:47

      @africa. You poor uneducated "person". Lets see how you feel when your children go to bed hungry, night after night, while Juliass keeps on spending YOUR money on expensive holidays and building himself multi-million rand homes. Serves YOU right! You are truly brainless!!!!!!!!

      Mike - 2011-07-12 08:29

      @Matsepa - go back to where you were received your pathetic education and get your fees re-imbursed - oh hell no - you never paid school fees - you received yours for free - it is only the whites who have to pay?

      ZACKIE - 2011-07-12 09:09

      last nite i saw a programme how the people in alex live with fact there seems to be more rats than people in u get what u vote for haha

      Kenno - 2011-07-12 10:09

      @africa...and when this country is in debt and more people are starving, DO NOT contact the Worls Bank (white) and beg for help. You ANC voters really are stupid!

      Matt - 2011-07-13 08:40

      @ Zackie - I think the rat problem is a JHB thing hey... staying in Primrose, which is far better than Alex, there are plenty of rats... I work in Sandton and at my last job there were HUGE rats running around... whereas when I stayed in KZN, I never saw a single rat, ever...

      Psychotron - 2011-07-13 09:01

      Please make sure the next time you vote, you have a good look at your shack and Malema's mansion and wonder why the hell you ain't getting any of that.

  • Sean_H - 2011-07-11 23:49

    I'm so glad I'm now paying tax in a country where I actually get something for my money, in other words, not SA...

  • Sean_H - 2011-07-11 23:50

    I'm so glad I'm now paying tax in a country where I actually get something for my money, in other words, not SA...

      Sean Titus - 2011-07-12 10:01

      And we are so glad you have left!

      G-spotWizard - 2011-07-12 10:15

      You have probably immigrated to Australia or NZ. But wait until the recession hits, you will be the first to come back. Did you not read the article on this site about Expats coming back? 115% increase in number of returns as compared to same period last year. If you have chosen to jump ship then don't comment about what is happening here. Unlike you, I love our country and I will stay here no mater what!!!!!

      Dilika - 2011-07-12 12:47

      Now why are you bothered?

      Sizwe Mogale - 2011-07-12 12:54

      Go eat a kangaroo sean_H I agree with the other Sean GLAD you left, why the hell are you so interested in OUR domestic affairs if you couldn't even stay here. Now you wanna throw stones from afar. Genuine douchbag you are

      DW - 2011-07-12 14:34

      GSpot, once again you are showing your ignorance. The recession hit 2 years ago and the world is now in recovery, albeit slowly

  • shiraazz - 2011-07-12 00:31

    Those people that strike an kill each other, why dont they go after the people responsible?

      grant9 - 2011-07-12 08:01

      shiraaz (I'm a cab sav man myself) agreed. In Europe it would have happened. All I can think of is that Africans have always been subjugated so they accept seving masters as a normal way of life. Before the whites arrived, only kings owned land everybody else just worked it.

      PB - 2011-07-12 08:04

      Now that is a good suggestion!

  • Jabulaniboy - 2011-07-12 01:00

    A Delema with so much cash in hand....Sounds Suspect. The colonials have good entertainment. The ANCYL spokesperson has good knowledge and control of English. He must have achieved his PHD at WITS.

      Alfred - 2011-07-12 01:54

      If you'd said he got a box of crayons for tying his shoelaces unassisted from dimWITS then I might believe you.

      L3bone - 2011-07-12 07:14

      You amuse each other with rubbish. This journo is also an idiot...

      Glen - 2011-07-12 07:24

      You have to be able to bend over to tie your shoelaces

      pitbull - 2011-07-12 07:27

      Not Wits - that would imply that he actually had an education. he probably got it at the yoonovessity of the assend. Even an idiot can repeat what he has been told and not understand what he has said.

      Ockert - 2011-07-12 08:11

      At WITS anything is possible !!

      FaxM8 Fax - 2011-07-12 09:25

      Yeah he got a PHD in woodwek remember

      Charles du Toit - 2011-07-12 09:51


      Jason - 2011-07-13 09:27

      Malema can't even spell 'PHD'

  • Azizi - 2011-07-12 01:06

    Not disputing the story but at R5000 per day per person and R78000 settled in cash something is not right. Jacques don't leave the story here.

      J.B - 2011-07-12 01:36

      It's R11,000 per person per night.

      grant9 - 2011-07-12 08:22

      @JB. Qhite right. The report says R11 000 per person SHARING. Now Floyd wasn't invited and nobody else would want to share a room with Juju there would have been a few 'single room supplements'. And JB (that's Malema's favorite tipple - Johnny Blue) doesn't come cheap nowdays.

      Mike - 2011-07-12 08:24

      The problem is the cash money these guys are walking around with - it is obviously laundered back-hand cash that they are getting rid of by staying in an upmarket establishment!?

  • Liberty - 2011-07-12 01:27

    Juliass and his sidekick should be investigated by the Public Protector and criminaly charged. You can't be earning R20 000 per month and still be living large like a football star at the same time, obviously. I hope they will tell the Magistrate and attorneys to f@#k off as well and see where that get's them. Criminal inkwenkwes

      Kevin - 2011-07-12 07:44

      Remember the normal charge for the hotel wasprobably 40 k but there was more than likely 38k in comm charged by a cadre . This is normal practise to round things up . You know like a government tender

      economyfree - 2011-07-13 14:55

      @ nekcuF Liberty: Investigated for 78k? You Idiot I have more than 100k In my house and it's all legal I have been withdrawing it from my bank account over a period, you are a real fool to even believe that President Julius Malema earns 20k, it shows your ignorance you dumb kcuf. Liberty you are the biggest idiot and narrow minded broke ass!

  • horsehair - 2011-07-12 01:31

    all Thorny Bush is Science dumb vibe

  • Thats_that - 2011-07-12 01:36

    SARS and indead the Hawks have a duty to investigate this sort of behaviour. Where there is smoke, there is almost always fire.

  • debrakayestylist - 2011-07-12 01:47

    freedom fighters did not sacrifice their life for this kinda BS!!!!!

      economyfree - 2011-07-12 10:35

      @ debrakayestylist: We are tired of being White people's slaves and we demand to be freed from Poverty, as far as I am concerned this is not a crime! I want to participate in the economy meaningfully, NOT by being some white Bossse' puppet. Malema wants me to own a sustainable business and be supported by Government as a PDI to get a head start, in order to contribute meaningfully in the SA economy! how is that a crime?

      24JD - 2011-07-12 11:17

      @economyfree.. the WHITE people's slave, freed from poverty? Did you reed the article? It was not a white man how spend R78,000.00 CASH on a holiday, it was a BLACK man. BTW, this is 2011, NOT 1900's, SLAVERY? Tisk, tisk......

      Nkulekweni - 2011-07-12 13:59

      debrakayestylist You are one of the very few who have their head screwed on the right way on this site where the majority do no let facts get in the way of their ignorance. By the way for those ignarumus out there here is a fact for free that you might not want to believe because it might cause too much confusion and pain in your tiny racist brains that make you so ill equipped to deal with complexity a) Black people pay school fees for their kids. b) Those who do not pay pay school fees are those who cannot afford to, whose kids get some semblance of education in poorly equipped schools. Now the question is do you have the capability to understand this fact without your tiny brains seizing up? Do you also have the capability of understanding this fact and the ability to critisize the present gvt that continues to allow such schools to exist without frothing racism from your always open mouths? Complexity, complexity complexity...if you say this word often enough you might just be able to finally understand it.

      Azizi - 2011-07-12 14:02

      This story is fabricated no five star hotel will take R78000 in cash for settlement of a bill.

      Together - 2011-07-12 15:30

      um economyfree - if you want to participate in any legal economy, you have to pay tax and run your salary through a bank account. If you are walking around with bags stuffed with R70+ 000 then it looks like you aren't legal and you are actually draining the economy. SA's citizens should all really be looking into this.

      Tolerant - 2011-07-12 15:53

      Aziz, money is money and cash is King. Although I know of a few businesses in SA that declines to taking cash anymore as they were robbed too often. Sad but true.

  • Black Sunday - 2011-07-12 01:48

    Everyone is up in arms about the R78,000...what about the multi-million-rand fortress he is building after demolition his R3.6 million home??? Story here..

      pitbull - 2011-07-12 05:52

      All the better to destroy him. However, if we destroy him he will be come a saint. Look what happened to the other evil - Chris Hani. Malema has more money than sense, but if he wants to spend R11, 000 a night per person then fine , but the hotel had better make sure that they charge him a surcharge of a million rand for having to redecorate the rooms because he and his minions will destroy the decor. They and their group are just trash. For a communist follower he sure has capitalistic tendencies, but then so did most of the infamous communists.

      Dermot - 2011-07-12 15:33

      As I know it,if any thing is paid in cash over R10,000 the receiving party has to notify the relevent office in the government (ie the Tax Office)that such a transaction has taken place. This was put into place to prevent money laundering or other abuses taking place. The question is, Has the Royal Malewane done this???

      Matt - 2011-07-13 08:43

      It was bad enough that Juju lives in the same province as me (Sandton GP) - but to hear he's building a new place in Bedfordview, a couple of KMs up the road? Gosh, soon the b'stard will be cribbing with me ;-) BTW there are places in Bedfordview for rent at R55,000 per month... not cheap hey

  • Mandla - 2011-07-12 01:54

    It takes a man to reason and an animal to go wild.I do not see any reason why Julius Malema is not allowed to go on Holiday.I do not see any logic is this whole scenaria.What is the Learned Jacques Dommisse trying to prove.I hope SA media will not be rocked by British like scandals.I think the print media needs to be regulated,may be our hard earned democracy may be preserved.

      pitbull - 2011-07-12 06:06

      Malema is not a man of reason and his not an animal. I like animals and would rather live with a thousand elephants than one idiot Mampara. If the media were regulated we would not be able to rant about our resident nemesis, Mr Mampara. Your hard earned democracy is nothing but a sham. You have exchanged white bosses for black bosses who are in many ways far worse than the white bosses ever were.

      Roy - 2011-07-12 07:14

      Mandla.Do you realise that he is living off ill-gotten money by being dishonest.He lives in luxury and the people who vote for him suffer.Wake up and look at the bigger picture.

      Juliarse - 2011-07-12 08:26

      So Mandla, the fact that he paid R78k in cash and via his potty mouth spokesperson denies he was there in the first place, seems all ok with you. The fact that he earns R20 000 per month and is able to do the above mentioned seems in order with you? The fact that he with that same R20k per month is able to purchase a R3 mil house, demolish it then start construction on an even bigger mansion is ok with you? On R20k he is only able to obtain a bond for a R700000 house - FACT. He claims he lives on handouts which allows him such luxuries? FACT: So far he has received over R2mil in 'handouts'. Did he pay tax on it? Is it a gift... if so, by whom seeing as he is driving certain agenda's, eg. nationalization of mines and banks... but if you ok with that Mandla, then i pity your children/grandchildren, for it is they that will be walking around with swollen bellies amid a thousand buzzing flies feasting on there slowly starving bodies... for that they will be able to thank their father/grandfather who so stoically and unquestioningly followed a man called Julius Malema.

      Hlabirwa - 2011-07-12 08:34

      I agree with you Mandla, i dont see a fuss here. Farmers do carry cash and so do poloticians. I dont understand the issue at hand. Is he not allowed to spoil himself?

      ZACKIE - 2011-07-12 13:44

      millions living in shacks in dire poverty and have nothing to eat, no work as as long asfat boy gets to live large...

      lebaone - 2011-07-12 20:45

      @ Roy, the public doesn't vote for the president of the youth league, members of the youth league vote for him. The ANCYL pres. is not a government official, he is merely a leader of the youth wing of a political party. "ill-gotten money",Malema has numerous businesses other then his political post, so he probably earns enough money to pay for a , probably well deserved, holiday. Dont let your prejudice and public opinion cloud your judgement. Think for yourself Roy!!!

  • lighthewaysa - 2011-07-12 01:55

    man i hate malema but it sure sounds good to be his friend!

      Matt - 2011-07-13 08:43

      don't be his friend, your bum will get very sore

  • pat - 2011-07-12 02:02

    And the man of the hour ..will stand up for the poor!!!Ha!Ha!ha!!!The saddest thing ever is..the people believe him!!

      sean.redmond3 - 2011-07-12 09:22

      They believed Kaunda in Zambia. Look at Zambia today. They believed Bob in Zimbabwe. Look at Zimbabwe today. They will believe juju today, lets see in 10 years time.

  • sasa - 2011-07-12 02:27

    Haha - that is the most annoying reporter ever - I would also go insane if someone repeated their question 500 times! lol Not sure why that pointless conversation is considered news worthy. A bit embarresing for the stupid reporter

      pitbull - 2011-07-12 06:13

      Sometimes reporters do have to ask the questions fifty times because the Mamparas they are interviewing will not reply but will hedge around the question. But when the Mamparas they are interviewing are rude little boys who think they are are invincible they should be cut down in size. I, personally, wouldn't even want to go to this hotel because I wouldn't want to think I might be sleeping in the bed that the Mampara and his cohorts had slept in. I would rather sleep in my car.

      Hlabirwa - 2011-07-12 08:37

      I dont blame Floyd as well, i will be irritated and furious. I think he handled better, i was definetely not going to take that nonsese for the second time. Journalist are tiring, they are like this sales consultant who will call many times.

  • dave_23 - 2011-07-12 02:35

    And who is funding Malema? The same fatcat cronies who will get the mines when Malema "nationalises" them. Malema has no intention of helping the poor at all - the writing is on the wall.

  • Boiling Frog - 2011-07-12 02:57

    All I can say is that when people pay in bundles of cash there is definately a lot of corruption in those bundles. Former mayor of Cape Town Nomaindia Mfeketo would know of those suitecases of money ...wouldn't she!

  • Rhino - 2011-07-12 03:44

    Why are these particular Malema articles never reported in The Sowetan???

      sean.redmond3 - 2011-07-12 09:28 There you go. My pleasure.

      Sean Titus - 2011-07-12 10:08

      Racist moron!

  • KEITH - 2011-07-12 04:04

    He's no different to all the other ANC "ducks" if it looks like "duck" squawks like a "duck and walks like a "duck", it's a "duck"

  • T@xpayer - 2011-07-12 04:13

    He, like the leaders of the SA "Communist" Party, ANC et al are champions of really 1 thing alone - plundering and thievery of this country's resources meant to help "their people" and the mindless zombie idiots still vote for them. It makes me sick that these bastards get away with it. And that's why they do it - because there is no accountability. In the USA, he would be put in jail for at least 30 years. In China, he would be executed. He is a horrible pig.

      Sizwe Mogale - 2011-07-12 12:58

      Taxpayer, prove that this was Tax money... Also name calling is horrible, suppose from the comfort of that chair you can say what you said

  • tokoloshe - 2011-07-12 04:19

    BWAHAHAHAHAH eish! I hope that all the poor dumb followers of Juliesh get to see this report. Splashing out so much money on a little holiday when that money could have built a few houses for the poor and fed many mouths yet they will never see 1 cent of this money because he does not give 2 hoots about his retard followers! The only time he will give 2 hoots about you guys is when it comes to elections again, you might get a loaf of bred and a chicken, eish then you must wait until next voting for next chicken. You are all the laughing stock of the world for being so dumb! Keep voting we love the show

      Larro - 2011-07-12 05:36

      I wonder what the serving staff at the hotel think of him?

  • T@xpayer - 2011-07-12 04:35

    Reading this makes me spitting mad - because it's total abuse of funds - SA is like an abused animal - the country hurts so much and bleeds but it can't talk or defend itself from these bastards. Time to smash the punching bag in at the gym...great workout by the way.

  • brinjal - 2011-07-12 04:35

    R75K in CASH, does this not need to be reported to the authorities when this amount is in cash?

  • T@xpayer - 2011-07-12 05:20

    Yawn...why are we suprised. Standard practice for the ANC and Co mafia

  • michaelph - 2011-07-12 05:33

    cash? maybe SARS should investigate.........

      pitbull - 2011-07-12 06:53

      Hahahahahahaha!!!!!! They don't investigate their own. They pay them our hard earned tax Rands to muck around. SARS will only investigate the people who are actually paying tax.

  • pitbull - 2011-07-12 05:44

    I wonder what would happen if I started chanting "Kill Malema" or "kill the mamparas" and declared that it was my fundamental right to free speech? Juliarse Mampara should be tried for genocide because his "Shoot the Boer" song is being followed to the T by his idiot followers who believe every piece of garbage that comes out of his mouth is gospel truth. He is a minion of the Devil

      lebaone - 2011-07-12 20:49

      I really think you should stop allowing your prejudice to cloud your judgement

  • hollochris - 2011-07-12 05:51

    real tsotsis. I'm sure he doesn't want to talk to the do you explain his jaunts om a R20 000 pm salary?

      lebaone - 2011-07-12 20:52

      Correction: His ANCYL salary is R20000. Malema sits on numerous boards and owns numerous businesses

  • Ralph Long - 2011-07-12 05:51

    Wonder when he is going to pay his fine that he claims he doesn't have the money for? What a complete doorknob but the ignorant masses follow him blindly...oh well they deserve what is coming to them.

  • Ascendo Tuum - 2011-07-12 05:57

    Jesus, is that you?? Taking your R20 000 a month salary and being able to buy a R200 000 watch, couple million Rand house, R80 000 for a holiday. It might not be fishes and bread, but its still a miracle! And how we'd all like to hammer nails into you, you complete waste of skin and oxygen.

      sean.redmond3 - 2011-07-12 09:30

      Amen to that.

  • IntuiSlaya - 2011-07-12 06:15

    Aren't we all missing the point? The saying 'United we stand, divided we fall' is what is at play here, and Malema is winning! This should no longer be a black vs white or white vs black debate anymore (based on comments here), South Africa needs to move on from that. It should be about this person, "Malema", who is creating a rift amoungst ALL the citizens of South Africa (regardless of colour) to divide everyone, cause anarchy and infighting, so that he can then take advantage for his own benefit. The quickest way to achieve leadership is to create fear and infighting amoung the masses, so they are distracted and he is able to manouver his way to the top of the food chain and seemingly 'Eliminate' the problem. This is a person who promises the masses everything they want to hear, seemingly standing up for their interests and yet lives in luxury while the masses live in squalor. All politicians are the same, let us not kid ourselves, White or black. The power of the people is to at least try and find a politician that genuinely has a better interest for the people and Malema is clearly not one of them. So really what point is there to comment about black vs white and vice versa. Rather deal with the real problem here, get black and white to understand, see that Malema is not what he says he is, and work together to get rid and silence him for government. Until then, he will just keep doing what he has been doing and moving closer to achieving his personal goals!

  • Ederik - 2011-07-12 06:17

    Cash? Obviously no tax was paid on that. SARS should investigate!

      ZACKIE - 2011-07-12 13:48

      sars reports to malema they fund his lifestyle through our taxes

  • Robin - 2011-07-12 06:31

    When will SARS step in? Has Juju recently won the Lotto? Powerball? Hope someone from SARS is keeping reading all these articles. But wait, if SARS starts asking questions then I'll wager they will be labelled a racist department?

  • patrice - 2011-07-12 06:35

    Leave the boy alone - everyone is entitled to a holiday now and then !!

      Charles du Toit - 2011-07-12 10:14

      Avoiding to pay tax is a criminal offence.

      Fruit - 2011-07-12 11:53

      Agreed. I just find it quite strange that I earn almost double of Julias’ supposed salary. Yet I can only afford a 90 m2 townhouse and a polo. I’ve also been saving for over a year for an overseas trip costing less than half of ‘ol Juliasss’ safari adventure. Also, last time I checked the job I do is actually producing economic benefit, instead of leeching off it. Please...think. THINK.

  • jakes - 2011-07-12 06:36

    Malema you and your creche are all Fu4king criminals. Stealing tax money!!! Time for you lot to be taken out like sick dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fu4ck all of you ANC parasites!!!!!!!!!

      economyfree - 2011-07-13 15:01

      where is the proof? prove it or it will be just another comment from a grumpy old white kcuF who does not want to accept that Blacks are making it for themselves.

  • AirAction - 2011-07-12 06:39

    What about all the poor people that he cares about so much ? Call in the phone hackers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • lilo69 - 2011-07-12 06:39

    We all just pissing into the wind....seriously, does anybody think he cares. Come on, he's a "politician", un-touchable.

  • DRYGOII - 2011-07-12 06:44

    HEHEHEHEHE-black politicion (sorry my french)

  • mickh - 2011-07-12 06:49

    R78000 in cash, smells like tax evasion to me. Who in their right mind carries that much cash unless they are hiding it from the tax man.

      economyfree - 2011-07-13 15:04

      you obviously hang around a lot of Poor white and dumb asses! probably in Boksburg or Springs, I see a lot of your type all the time coming up to my car window! next time you come up to my car window, you will get what you deserve, dumb ass!

  • verstom - 2011-07-12 06:54

    Insert from London Times: "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."

      Sean Titus - 2011-07-12 10:15

      The fact that the economy is still run by the 9% minority is even more of an issue you dumb wit! Ignorance is a standard many white South African's live by these days!

  • Daemos1 - 2011-07-12 06:54

    The DA doesn't need to steal votes, the ANC are just giving them away

  • Adrian - 2011-07-12 06:54

    Love to see his tax return. It is filing season afterall. Anyone seen SARS???

  • Thami Fraser - 2011-07-12 06:55

    At least Julius is consistent. He doesn't use banks and their plastic money. He uses hard cash, and he keeps it in his boot.