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Malema lambasts cabinet ministers

2011-10-22 19:00

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema left many residents of Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg, with good hopes for the future on Saturday.

"I hope Malema's visit will soon lead to job creation and end of poverty in this area, resident Johanna Rabure said.

Rabure, 30, was one of about 5 000 people who cheered the youth league leader when he arrived and left the Diepsloot recreation centre. Many people jumped for opportunities to see and take pictures of Malema with their cellphones.

His visit was an effort to drum up support for ANCYL marches to be held next week.

Peter Letsoalo, 25, showed support for Malema's call to the residents to fully take part in the march.

"I will definitely participate because I've been unemployed for the past four years despite being a college graduate," he said.

"We rely on the ANCYL to fight for our rights as the youth, and this is a chance to play a role as well in addressing our needs."

The youth league would not enjoy freedom as long as there was poverty in the country, Malema said in his address

"We are here for everyone of you. We will not rest until you stop worrying about where your next meal will come from," he said.

Nationalisation of mines

Malema vowed to fight for the restoration of land to the people and was prepared to go to jail in his fight for the poor. "Every time we sing or speak for our freedom, other people take us to court," he said.

"When Nelson Mandela fought for land, they took him to prison just like us. This means there is no freedom in this country."

Malema spoke against those opposing the nationalisation of mines. He said people were not aware that the nationalisation of the mines would create jobs and fight poverty in Diepsloot and other impoverished areas.

Diepsloot children are exposed to dirty water running down the streets and when they fall sick, their parents can't afford to take them to private hospitals because they are poor, Malema said.

He lambasted the cabinet ministers for discouraging poor people from marching against poverty.

"Do not listen to them [ministers] because their lives are always surrounded by luxuries while you live in poverty."

Malema said he was proud of the ANC-led government, but he would always pressure it to deliver its pre-election promises of a better life for all.

He also took a swipe at the media over its coverage of his recent comment on Indians, in Thembelihle in Lenasia earlier in the week.

Malema used the word "makula", which has been translated to mean "coolie", a derogatory term for Indians.

Mass march

He said certain journalists did not know African languages well enough and often translate things "wrongfully".

The league's Economic Freedom Youth Mass Action will take place on October 27 and 28.

Members were expected to march from Beyers Naude Square, to the Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Sandton and the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

Malema was expected to speak in Ivory Park near Midrand later on Saturday. He will address residents in Heidelberg, Meyerton, Sebokeng and Everton, south of Johannesburg on Sunday.

The league's mass march would go ahead as planned next week, but not up the N1 to Pretoria, the Saturday Star reported.

The league met traffic authorities in Johannesburg on Friday to discuss road and traffic logistics, and their plans were cut short, said the paper.

Metro police spokesperson Edna Mamonyane said the operational plans regarding the march would be released on Tuesday.

"Permission for the youth league to march has been granted, but it won't be happening on any of the city's highways," she said.

Comments
  • marina.poniatowska - 2011-10-22 19:11

    funny that all these unemployed folks have cell phones.

      Peter - 2011-10-22 19:31

      Funny how even with BEE they can't get jobs. How crap do you have to be?

      Craig - 2011-10-22 19:58

      They stole them from the privelaged. hahaha

      Craig - 2011-10-22 20:05

      That is read, "people that WORK."

      Barrie - 2011-10-24 05:07

      Funny how he instructs his followers not to listen to those surrounded by luxury...

      Right - 2011-10-24 10:42

      I have never liked Malema and although we have met on occassion the feeling is mutual....he has never liked me. But the one thing I can say eventhough alot of people will scream and shout and swear at me. He is a GOOD AND CLEVER POLITICIAN. He knows how to keep himself in the MEDIA, takes on the top politicians, gets everyone heated by his comments, makes money thru whatever means, lives exceptionally well, masquerades as the saviour of the poor, knows exactly where the ANC is failing in service delivery, often seen in top night clubs, lives in Sandhurst, drives a Range Rover like me, knows what to use as his truimph card, knows who to compare himself to,...although he does not come close, knows how to buy support, knows whose and what buttons to press, utilizes the media with extreme skill, knows how to network and build relationships, very successful in brokering and kingpin making,..... He will go far in South African politics because he knows how to play the field. We have never liked each other but my observation is....he certainly knows how to PLAY THE GAME. Anyone know a successful farmer in the Western Cape wanting to sell his farm. I am looking to buy....I can't be bothered about this circus.... day in and day out.

      channing.froom - 2011-10-24 12:27

      "The youth league would not enjoy freedom as long as there was poverty in the country, Malema said in his address" and that is why malema is buying a 16mil house in santon ...... that is why he has become so far ..... that is why his watch collection is worth more than most well off people's houses ..... thats why he is being investigated for corruption ...... thats why malema has more money than most could even dream of ........ soooooo hypercritical ...... what an idiot !!

      morne.deklerk - 2011-10-24 12:34

      And dont forget DSTV!!

  • Kevin - 2011-10-22 19:12

    Give that boy a snot klap and tell him he does not count.

  • Kevin - 2011-10-22 19:17

    Why do they give stupid kids and a bunch pf middle aged fat men the right to march. No one gives a damn about the ancyl . Zoomer ,why are your Hawls taking so long to do a simple investigation against fatboy? We want action,Are you scared ?

      Sealebareki - 2011-10-24 12:08

      kevin u sound to be one of those who is against changes,telling a white man to transform is like asking turkeys to pray for christmas.it is about time you watch the 1986 episode repeating it self under the Zuma regime

      Lehlohonolo - 2011-10-24 15:54

      I agree with you Sealebareki. Actually it now seems that even when Malema is making sense the hate that pipo have towards him cloud everything. Idiat pipo.

  • Mary - 2011-10-22 19:21

    Oh, I love this: "Do not listen to them [ministers] because their lives are always surrounded by luxuries while you live in poverty."

      barry.mcbride - 2011-10-22 19:35

      yeah I know, what a hypocrite! LOL

  • Lu - 2011-10-22 19:30

    Juju my president, i mean i was so shocked de way bllody journos translated makula to coolies. Malema is the guy

      Nonny - 2011-10-22 19:39

      "De way"? Pardon me, your single cell brain just farted. And evidently, you and your president share a brain. Will probably be sharing a cell, too, before long.

      Joanita - 2011-10-26 13:29

      I'm more shocked at your lack of spelling Lu. maybe comment on smaller forums until you seem a tiny bit more intelligent. Just a suggestion, use it, don't use it. Right now, you strike me as retarded

  • Brian - 2011-10-22 19:31

    "Do not listen to them [ministers] because their lives are always surrounded by luxuries while you live in poverty." Hmmmmm. Sandton, Range Rover, Breitling, Armani are obviously NOT luxuries! Damn! I always thought they were. Obviously Jelly-Belly knows better. Who are we to doubt him? And the major problem with this jumped up little roly-poly idiot? These poor people actually believe him. There's none so blind than those who will not see.

      Lu - 2011-10-22 19:37

      Poor ppl listen to malema simply because he speak sense to them. Malema at the moment is the only guy who is facing matters that ANC cadreds failed to address. Issues of land & natural resources of this country need to be addressed. To u Malema can be labelled all word but we know you mos white peeps when u feel de heat u swear a lot. Malema i s hear to stay u like it or not.

      Daaivark - 2011-10-22 20:13

      Lu - natural resources, What do you think you are going to get out of this ? Not even a bucket of KFC, if you are lucky. He thrives on fools like you.

      Gammat - 2011-10-22 20:37

      Lu we all know there is something very wrong with the whole world's economy, it's not just here. Malema do not have a cooking clue about economic reform, he is an empty head, but we have a good description for him where I live in my language, hy is dom astrant. He is using mind games on the poor people, and they are looking for a way out, but then somebody with proper leadership and skills, hear me, "skills for the job" must be selected. What does Malema know about economics or business? He is also corrupt, although not proven, it is as obvious as daylight, so you want to jump from one corrupt leader to the other? No man, sies vir julle.

      Dave - 2011-10-23 05:33

      Racisum can come from educated and uneducated alike, Juju will represent the poor because the money that should go to upliftment and jobs for the poor goes to him and his fellows through tender scams and the like. Can these people not see that the money that should have been spent on them gave Juju a nice big house, they should squat in his home and see how long it takes him to get an eviction order.

      Joanita - 2011-10-26 13:32

      @Lu He does NOT represent the poor, he USES the poor for self enrichment! if he represented the so called poor he cares for, why is he not living amungst them? instead he is squandering money that could already make their lives way better! please don't make statements on issues you clearly have no idea about

  • Mike - 2011-10-22 19:42

    'We are here for everyone of you. We will not rest until you stop worrying about where your next meal will come from," he said. Here he goes again. When does he have to worry about where the next meal is coming from? Or the next Breitling watch or Armani suit?

  • Arnold - 2011-10-22 19:54

    What the hack Juju are you talking about."they 'ministers' live in luxuries and wena you live in shacks with the poor.U r a joke fatboy

  • Arnold - 2011-10-22 20:02

    really dont like the local pale skins but when it comes to this boy I really concur with them.He makes me really nuts mann.wass up with all these followers of him.have they deposed their brains to the flies.this guy is a fake,fat liar.

      channing.froom - 2011-10-24 12:35

      local pale skins ?????

      richard.hipkin - 2011-10-24 15:33

      local pale skins.... hahahahaha... who let this guy near a PC?

  • Daaivark - 2011-10-22 20:09

    The stupidity of this guy knows no bounds.

      Duane - 2011-10-22 20:23

      True ,but never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups

  • africanwolf - 2011-10-22 20:11

    I agree that everyone needs to have a income I agree that everyone needs a decent place to live I agree that everyone needs basic medical service I don't agree that a march can solve it. I don't agree that nationalisation will solve it I Lived in the USSR where everything belonged to government, but most people remained poor. I think we need more new businesses in SA, and we need more foreign investments. and a government that supports small businesses and helps to develop skills.

      Daaivark - 2011-10-22 20:16

      Well said my friend but I doubt anyone will believe you.

  • Gammat - 2011-10-22 20:18

    Malema, you and the ANCYL are like a BIG jigsaw puzzle and most of the pieces are missing. Nobody can see the "big picture".How can anybody possibly condone the "revolution" you speak if you do not even know what you're doing yourself. Start speaking sense (if you can) and some people might start taking you serious, SERIOUSLY!

  • Peter - 2011-10-22 20:21

    @Lu I agree but the only reason he can do it is because he is black..........if one of us whities tried we would simply be written off as racist

  • Ian - 2011-10-22 20:33

    guess whose been at the johnny blue again, he will be admitted to hospital with hangover like symptoms but no headache as theres no brain

  • Nyiko - 2011-10-22 20:39

    Well done Malema, keep fighting for the poor. Im not poor myself, having had a good education, but i am black and know what it is like to be poor.

      africanwolf - 2011-10-22 20:43

      For general knowledge my friend not only who is black is poor, there are many poor people in other race groups. if Julius is fighting for the poor is one thing, but if he is fighting for the race is another. sorry if I offended You

      Brett - 2011-10-22 20:52

      You will always be poor because your stupidity renders you unemployable. How can Julius rectify that? He is as stupid as you...he is just a better thief than you, thats why he lives in luxury. He cannot help you.

      Nonny - 2011-10-22 20:54

      Sir, Malema cares not one decibel of a rat squeak orgasm about the welfare of the poor. Can you truly not see that? Do you really detect about his person the saintly glow of altruism? May I suggest that you remove your designer sunglasses to take a better look. Oops, no... perhaps put them back on - you might damage your retinas in the dazzle of the St. Julius Breitling.

      Colin - 2011-10-24 00:05

      if malenema succeeds then you will soon join the poor but don't worry you can always blame apartheid. if you actually had a good education then you would know that the only way to improve things for the poor would be economic growth and every single think malenema does actually damages our economy so your malenama that you are so proud of is the second biggest reason that the poor will stay poor. The biggest reason that the poor stay will stay poor is that they believe people like malenama instead of working for a better future

  • Levett - 2011-10-22 20:46

    The 40% existed since you blacks were unable to make your homelands economically feasible (even with once again financial support from the whites). THE most successful World Cup ... keep on fooling yourself. You also get 9/10 at school for your pathetic schoolwork just to make you feel good about yourself. Name me any development of new industry in SA by the ANC to the likes of Sasol, Iscor, Mossgas, Koeberg or Armscor other that the banana republic taxi industry operating with vehicles stolen from whites?

      Lauren - 2011-10-22 21:40

      Levett, your reasoning is flawed and warped, given the history of this country. I would really suggest that you take yourself off to a quiet corner to sit and contemplate your attitude. You may find some enlightement. Until then, watch out. You come across as a conversative fool. Goots. Honestly? That's what you have to dish up? The supposed success of a people who had the upper hand over another people? That had nothing to do with intellect, china. It was circumstance. Get a grip.

      Gammat - 2011-10-22 22:43

      Hey Thabiso, calm down brotha, we are all here to make this place a better one. Don't use the word kill so easy.

  • Zebelon - 2011-10-22 20:50

    Expert liar! " Every time we sing or speak for our freedom, other people take us to court ". But you were never taken to court for your freedom; you were taken to court for transgressions that were clearly spelt out. " When Mandela fought for land ". But Mandela fought for "freedom". He became a leader in government, but did not persue the land grab that the Malemas seek to attain without compensation. Malema, you will never be another Mandela, no matter how glib and devious you can be in twisting the minds of those who follow you.

  • Nyiko - 2011-10-22 21:01

    #Africanwolf: I cannot vouch for whether Malema is fighting for one race or another because i am not an ANC member. I am saying i support the fight against poverty no matter who is behind it. in this case Malema is standing up while ministers are cruising the freeways in their free beemers. I speak as a black person born in the rural areas where poverty is everywhere. Despite having been in Joburg for 22 years i still go down there and its pathetic to think people vote for better lives and sadly don't get it. So if Malema embarasses the govt with these marches so much the better. Look how quickly the MEC went to Alex this week after the people demanded action!

      africanwolf - 2011-10-22 21:12

      I agree that something needs to be done but a march will make things worse, and scare away investors. instead Malema must go overseas, and encourage business people to invest in SA. fish farming can be perfect for rural areas, it will create jobs and cheap protein food for the masses. in Israel they farm fish and vegetables in the desert, and export to the whole world. SA can be the same

      Colin - 2011-10-24 00:08

      and lack of education was caused by the anc saying liberation before education and burning down the schools

      Joanita - 2011-10-26 13:51

      I agree with you on the fight against poverty Nyiko! I however object to Malema making it a racial issue! All while he lives his life of luxury? And if you dare say anything, ur a racist? He is making a complete mockery of our democracy and is rooting for reversed apartheid with his actions of "kiss the boer" then signaling a gunfire. The MOMENT someone refers to him as a peer to chimps, he cries victimisation, racism, derogetory speech etc! HOWEVER.... to crate white people out as thieving bastards who should be shot, is acceptable? Nah, I stick to my statement, he will show the world what they have unleashed in the form of NO RESPECT, NO RULES, NO CONSEQUENCES all in the name of liberation! I see NO gain to anyone, bar himself, with his actions

  • Nyiko - 2011-10-22 21:11

    #Brett: If you read my post well you will see that I do not need Malema's help. I am well educated, am worth a few millions thanks to having embraced education. Do not assume that just because i'm black i'm therefore poor and uneducated. I have 5 university qualifications in my name and counting. My wife is a shrink. My kids are at varsity and doing well too, the first one just having finished her civil engineering degree. Get rid of your stereotype thinking.

      theandystokes - 2011-10-22 21:16

      Fantastic Nyiko - I wish more people thought like you and had your drive to succeed, you said it perfectly - "Ebmraced education" - Everyone needs to have this attitude.

      Lauren - 2011-10-22 21:34

      I like your forthright approach. I agree with you. What do you think is the answer though? I'll tell you someting, the answer is not making the white man the enemy. That is not going to solve things. There is alot of money in South Africa. I live in Uganda, for now, and I will tell you that the difference in disposable cash is staggering. The similarity right now is the spending. The money is not being spent correctly. What do you think, N?

      Mike - 2011-10-23 10:40

      Nyiko you have my respect and I like your approach "embraced education" because without education nothing and no one can help you!

  • joubert.joep - 2011-10-22 21:25

    I am not a supporter and that makes it worse... But why does the ANC allow this guy to play with them???

  • Lauren - 2011-10-22 21:26

    Malema's language is pretty universal, he should not worry about being misunderstood. Also, if he is that concerned about the poor people, he would do well to resign from his companies that are influencing tenders and truly, 100% get into the task of uplifting the poor. The poor do not hear this, but nobody will take him seriously while he is taking part of companies who are benefiting from corrupt tenders. You can talk the talk, suga, but can you really, honestly, walk it? That is the question.

  • Mtizozo - 2011-10-22 21:32

    Why white are rich and will remain rich, blacks are poor and will remain poor, its because of the laws in the past. We have a very good 1997 constitution, but the wears part about it it's a compromised constitution, this was Mandela's idea so as to kistart the demorcacy in this contry. The said part is we are setting a generatiion that will suffer in the next 100yrs, we need ppl like Malema and Manyi, etc who can change the laws to enusre the financial worth for all.

      africanwolf - 2011-10-22 21:40

      To ensure financial worth for all, new work places need to be created and not grabbing something that already exist and built by other people. otherwise there will be a big war, and as you know wars have no winners , only losers

      Lauren - 2011-10-22 21:59

      Mtizozo, I want to disagree with you. Go to my facebook profile and add me as friend. We can discuss. I know that terrible things happened in this ountry of ours, I'm just not convinced that it can be used as an excuse in perpetua. Facebook me. We can chat. It will be good.

      Andy - 2011-10-23 07:58

      The indians and coloureds also lived under the apartheid system but still managed educate themselves , purchace properties ,skill themselves and contribute to the economy , so what happened to the blacks.They want everything for free well there is nothing for free you have to work for it.

  • Levett - 2011-10-22 21:39

    Ai ai Getitok you bit slow man. It's much easier for us whites to make a deal with the US/UN once the mines are nationalized or owned by any ANC member. Understanding now?

      Lauren - 2011-10-22 21:45

      Levitt, who's your "us"? Some of us want the right thing to be done for our citizens. You sound selfish and out only for the white person? Get a grip, yeah? This world is not all about "us whites". Most of us whites do not care about the distinction. People like you make us look bad. LATER FOR YOU!!

  • brenton.tyrrell - 2011-10-22 21:55

    Getitok, not to burst your bubble or anything, but feel free to check out this website; http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_mur_wit_fir_percap-crime-murders-firearms-per-capita We are actually top of the pops, per capita, on quite a few crime statisics. Nice achievement. Maybe it's time for you to accept that your folk are not the alter boys you make them out to be. You actually appear to be an erudite individual. It's just a pity you keep on batting for your team instead of coaching them.

      Getitok - 2011-10-22 22:26

      @Brenton...YES..I do bat for my team because all I see on these forums is a "laager mentality" of batting for the "die Volk". So I do bat for my team and do not apologise for it either...someone has to. Brenton...Having had the opportunity to study to become an Actuary I am well versed in the Art of skewing Statistics to suit any desired objective. Suggest you go stay in Mexico for a while and instead of batting for your team with a "laager mentality" I suggest your also try coaching them. And YES you are quite correct I am well educated, scholarly, knowledgeable, erudite....whatever you wish to call it. Also I have been the CEO of four global companies and now the major shareholder in my own Group of Companies. Somebody needs to challenge the mentality of the people on these forums as they seem to think they are more educated or intelligent than other race groups but in actual fact they are downright stupid imbeciles. Good Night and I trust you will do some coaching to your own team.

      brenton.tyrrell - 2011-10-27 10:09

      No Getitok, you're sadly mistaken if you feel that I am part of 'the Volk', garnished with a 'laager mentality'. I was raised a liberal and had a good solid education and thus am quite capable of discerning right from wrong, or justice from injustice. I agree with your thoughts on certain contributors whose opinions are slanted or ill informed, but lashing out will only serve to skew the issues at hand. To compare Mexico and Columbia to ourselves is really not a fair simile We were, at one time, a first world nation that produced scholars and pioneers. Our Defence force was the strongest in Africa and the southern hemisphere and our Police Force, albeit heavy handed, had the handle on crime. I don't have to quote or slant statistics to convince you that our country is not on even keel. I'm sure you are aware of that, but choose to accept that this as being the price of freedom in Africa. Having seen my children their schooling and higher education, I thank my lucky stars that I had a 'white only' education. It probably sounds a little racist, but I was never threatened with a knife at school, like my daughters were. You are, however right about Malema and I salute you for that. Let's get onto the same page and refer to ourselves as elitists instead of racists. Goodnight Coach, sleep well.

  • Sanele - 2011-10-22 22:26

    i was goooooona participates if the march was against NYDA which is FAILING the youth of south africa, when comes to youth liberation.akuqalwe ngabo than government.

  • Heinrich - 2011-10-22 22:27

    "I will definitely participate because I've been unemployed for the past four years despite being a college graduate," One of the things a tertiary education should do, is to teach one to think.

  • Doris - 2011-10-22 23:39

    @Levett, please don't pretend to speak on behalf of white people. I am white and frankly embarassed by your comments. Unfortunately, you seem to have the IQ of an amoeba and you are also a bigot. You and Malema have exactly the same mentality. If you had been born black you would have been shouting that whites are the enemy and if Malema had been born white, he would have been making derogatory comments about blacks. You two have so much in common: stupid, racist and full of hate. Please do us a favour and emigrate as soon as possible (if you can). South Africa would be much better without people like you and Malema.

  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-10-23 01:55

    Ya know the more I read the comments on this forum the more I realize that it's all futile. You are all debating a loaded subject. At the core of the matter is racial prejudice. We all don't trust each other, he'll I don't even trust my own race(please note I don't actually subscribe to a race) the previous government subscribed to this notion and the current government still perpetrates it.

  • Maximus Odinidus - 2011-10-23 01:57

    For as long as we are black white coloureds Indian Chinese etc. we will never ever achieve what some of us long for. A peaceful and accepting society. So if you even say white black coloureds or Indian etc. consider yourself a racist.

  • munyaradzi.ncube - 2011-10-23 02:59

    Guys check out this story, is it possible that he comes from Malawi? http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Malawi-the-cradle-of-humankind-20091024

  • nspaynter - 2011-10-23 06:12

    "I will definitely participate because I've been unemployed for the past four years despite being a college graduate," he said. That says it all. People need to be employed. But have a look at Zimbabwe where the mines have been nationalized and the land redistributed. They have a 95% unemployment rate. Malema does not have the answer..... He is abusing people emotions.

  • geoffreywaugh - 2011-10-23 06:30

    "The youth league would not enjoy freedom as long as there was poverty in the country" Ya right, Im that if they're wasn't any poverty the Youth League would be put in a cage for sad little retarded political pets who bit the hand that fed them and only gets brought out so people can laugh at them and reminisce. Oh and @Getikok is 'trump card' not 'triumph card', good luck with the wine farm hunting- you surely deserve it.

  • geoffreywaugh - 2011-10-23 06:31

    "The youth league would not enjoy freedom as long as there was poverty in the country" Ya right, Im that if they're wasn't any poverty the Youth League would be put in a cage for sad little retarded political pets who bit the hand that fed them and only gets brought out so people can laugh at them and reminisce. Oh and @Getikok is 'trump card' not 'triumph card', good luck with the wine farm hunting- you surely deserve it.

  • nspaynter - 2011-10-23 07:05

    This is nothing short of blatant exploitation of people who are already suffering. We should not have such a high unemployment rate and sewage running down the street is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE after 17 years of democracy. But nationalization of mines and redistribution of land is not going to help. Zimbabwe tried it and conditions are far worse there. There are Zimbabweans that would rather live here in SA than in Zim. You have a man building a mansion for himself in Sandton. We have people in government who are living lives of luxury and travel around in blue light brigades. What does they care about poor people? I am angry about this!

      nspaynter - 2011-10-23 07:14

      We had a Zimabwean security guard working at the gate at the Park. We got chatting. His father was a labourer on a farm near Vic Falls. The farm was doing well under "white" ownership. He was grew up on the farm and they were well looked after. But they too got caught up with the land grab hysteria. The farm was redistributed and all the labourers lost their jobs and now live in poverty, including his father. The owner of the farm is now living in the UK. Victoria Falls was once a flourishing tourist mecca, now it's a ghost town. Is this what Mr. Malema wants here in SA?

  • Chris - 2011-10-23 07:06

    Once again I smell the deployed agents of the Luthuli House Dirty Tricks Department at play in this article. They are running a classic 'kop smokkel' to distract the masses from the true reasons of why they are still poor, unemployed and living in shacks. Julius claims to have learned from his elders but what could he have learned from them but how to introduce more pieces of legislation that will fail. Nationalisation is a pipe dream and it will not create jobs.

  • ysyffert - 2011-10-23 07:22

    What this country needs a real leader, no matter his race. The problem is not the white people and they can blame us for everything till the cows comes home it’s not going to solve SA's problem. South Africa is country with many cultures and we need to change our attitudes within ourselves and our daily encounter with each other. I work with many different young cultures and they are my friends. We all need to teach our children to respect other cultures. Mr. M can stand on his podium and talk down on the white people till his blue in the face; it will not solve SA problems. We need each other. Mr. M is trying to save himself and this is the reason for his bad behavior lately. He doesn’t care about poor people and if he really meant what he is preaching he will give up his high life style and be a true hero to his people. Thank you for my mother who taught me to love and respect others.

  • Lebohang Bucibo - 2011-10-23 07:31

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  • Jason - 2011-10-23 08:13

    May peace and happiness shine on all of you. Be loved as much as you love others. Be cared for as much as you care, remember what Jesus said - do to others as yo would have done unto yourself! Please people, race is not a colour - it's an attitiude. I'm a "white" man married to a "coloured" woman" with the most beautiful child you could imagine - what must I tell him about this crap that we are reading?

  • gauchet1 - 2011-10-23 08:55

    Malema is here to score "cheap" political points. If he really cared about the youth and the poorest of the poor, he would hold rallies against corruption, incompetent teachers, mal administration of SABC and Eskom. I wonder how many maanie have been wasted and how many RDP houses have been built? Now I see here are some learnerd commentators who still think he is cool. What have they learned my thinks.....

  • dplessis - 2011-10-23 09:25

    People like Levett are selfish, they have no regard for the future of out country, they think they are superior beings. You are driving people apart - try and forget all the crap you were taught when you were at school. If Levett and co are so fabulous generous clever magnanimous etc, why don't they use their talents to improve our people. OR are they also soo scared (like our government) to educate the masses?

  • Cheryl - 2011-10-23 10:41

    Mr 'Breitling-Sandton- Range Rover' Malema is a hypocryte, tenderpreneur and imposter who believes the poor are all dumb and stupid..... Oh, I love this: "Do not listen to them [ministers] because their lives are always surrounded by luxuries while you live in poverty." ....hahahhahahahahaha

  • Cheryl - 2011-10-23 11:46

    Don't protect the corrupt' – Madonsela Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has warned the public against turning a blind eye on bad governance including corruption, saying this was the reason government service points such as hospitals had little or no equipment. You are the victims of bad governance and so, it does not help you to protect those that are corrupt.” ... “It is not that you hate the system or your organ of state or people in it when you report corruption. If you turn a blind eye, it will get worse and before we know it there will be no resources for the much needed basic services.”

  • Clint - 2011-10-23 13:37

    A few ideas Black people are brown and white people are pink, both colours originating from the same colour palate. The "black" and "white" labels are designed to keep you divided. Embrace pink+brown today. Malema personally delivers nothing. Malema talks. Many ordinary people deliver for the poor daily. You all need to stop arguing about politicians and politics. Both “sides” have culpability. Get over it. Do something about it. Yes, you personally. Help all those you can. Don't wait for any government to do it. Build houses for the poor. You will be surprised how easy and cheap this is to do, if you use your initiative. Try your best to get a job. Failing that, use your initiative to create a job. Failing that, use your initiative. Stop being pink and brown victims. It’s old and boring. Apartheid is over. Real democracy involves economic, political, ideological, emotional, and theological freedom. This means, economic competition, free and fair elections, freedom of speech, love and religious tolerance. That’s what the ANC was selling pre-1990. So. Pink people, start helping your generally poorer brown countrymen and women to find their feet. Brown people, stop blaming the pink people for everything. Remember, Apartheid is over. Yellow, green, purple, orange and black people are now making themselves at home in SA, and we will all need to compete against them fairly. We certainly can’t accuse them of racism. Many are just arriving, and thousands are on their way.

  • Harold - 2011-10-23 13:45

    Shame these gullible people are about to be hoodwinked yet again by a power hungry despot.

  • sonet.vd.westhuizen - 2011-10-23 13:49

    "Do not listen to them [ministers] because their lives are always surrounded by luxuries while you live in poverty." Says the one who is most probably the richest and most luxurious person who even steals from the poor!! His own people!! Then he USES the poor to reach his GOALS, commit crimes and create havoc by promising them what he KNOWS he cannot give them!! The poor once again are going to suffer the consequences!! SA is going to lose MILLIONS with this march which could have been utilised to help the poor!!! SAD so VERY VERY SAD!! WHY is the Govt. not intervening??? WHY is this man allowed to rile up revolution and WHY is nothing done to stop him??

  • Gail - 2011-10-23 13:56

    I wonder whether JM will take them past the house he is constructing for himself in an upmarket expensive suburb? There should be a counter protest showing the youth where he lives and listing things like the cost of his watch etc which come from their pockets just as do the luxuries enjoyed by those he criticises. Why does nobody in the crowd ask him about the wasted money spent by the ANCYL on an abortion of a festival that could heve been spent on Foundation level schools for the poor where they are taught love and industry and have mind body and soul fed who are in desperate need of facilities, buses that work, volunteers who will cook and share what they have been privileged enough to learn. Will he be leading from the front when they march because he could certainly do with losing some weight. Why does he use fancy cars when he could arive in an Uno or a Yaris oris he too fat to fit behind the wheel or too afraid of all the thousands of young people who HAVE made something out of their lives without any help from him not to mention the older people who have seen the light. REAL LEADERS LIVE WITH THEIR PEOPLE And SHARE the SAME HARDSHIPS and actually show them how to rise from poverty through hard work and not govt tender handouts.

  • gauchet1 - 2011-10-23 15:25

    It is really easy to lambast someone before thinking and understanding....just like the Christians have done, I am a Christian. What this individual has shown is that he does not have any comprehension of economics and that their are some blind followers that would not understand my comment nor that of the mentioned... Who would have thought that you need to WORK to EAT!

  • Jan - 2011-10-23 16:20

    "I hope Malema's visit will soon lead to job creation and end of poverty in this area, resident Johanna Rabure said." Well, you never know and hope is good to have. Hoping for a bit of his chicken burger would have been a more appropriate bet...

  • sonet.vd.westhuizen - 2011-10-23 18:02

    Whites agree that the ANC has failed the poor. We the minority pay HIGH taxes, which is used for self enrichment and NOT utilised to uplift poor people! It is frustrating! Why is it that after 20 years of ruling, whites are now also blamed for their failure to uplift SA poor?, whilst most officials are living in LUXURY and are stealing from us ALL?.That INCLUDES Malema who is probably the richest and flaunts it openly! Like all poor people of ALL colours,there is thousands of whites who live in severe poverty too. These people do NOT get aid from the govt. They are finding themselves in this position due to BEE. It is not our fault the borders were opened for millions to infiltrate SA and take the jobs AND houses away from our fellow SA. Whites still helps to feed and clothe poor masses through charity donations. We braved dangerous areas to delivering aid we collect via businesses etc. I loaded my car to the brim taking bread, clothes, blankets, toys to the poor.We begged help from the (Lotto) who is meant to help and also various Govt. organisations ..to no avail!! Malema currently riles masses up by making them "PROMISES" which he KNOWS he cannot keep! He spurs the poor on to grab land and commit crimes against those who has PAID for it and is still paying through bonds at banks. He entices hatred towards whites and also entices to "KILL the whites"..Once we are all gone,WHO will pay the taxes??, Who will farm for food?,look after the poor? "CHINA"? I doubt it!

      sonet.vd.westhuizen - 2011-10-23 18:23

      Does ANY of you realise that "should" whites be attacked and killed, it could lead to civil war and possibly the next World war as whites will most definitely defend themselves!! And should they be attacked, other countries will jump in too!! WHO is going to suffer and die?? The POOR once again!! I for one will rather BURN what I have built up than see someone else take my hard earned belongings I worked all my life for. Where will it leave the poor?? With BARE LAND!

  • lee.farrington - 2011-10-23 19:39

    Isn't this like calling the kettle black, isn't his life "always surrounded by luxuries" and didn't he vote for the existing government, the same government that takes the freedom away? All this a$$ is good for is point fingers to others so that they don't actually take a look at him.