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Malema not a leader - survey

2012-09-21 10:12

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema does not have the potential to be a future leader in South Africa, according to a survey by the Reputation Institute released on Friday.

Dominik Heil, managing director of the Reputation Institute SA, said on Friday that Malema could also not be seen as an "instigator of widespread unrest".

"Malema's rating in the leadership survey was the lowest of any global leader ever surveyed by the Reputation Institute," he said in a statement.

"This means that Malema lacks the emotional bond with a support base that would motivate them to follow his calls for action."

Threat to stability

The survey found that Malema had failed to build an emotional bond with South Africans, which would allow him to get support among the country's lowest income earners.

However, Malema's continuous presence in "the public discourse" was a threat to stability and had the potential to seriously damage South Africa's reputation.

Heil said a country's reputation was based on whether people believed its people were friendly and welcoming.

"Malema's actions undermine the international community's confidence in South Africa as a welcoming, friendly and constructive country," he said.

"The fear and panic that has ensued is unwarranted, since he has no leadership credibility and is therefore unlikely to get people to heed his calls to action."

Malema was denied entry on Monday to an event at Wonderkop stadium, in the North West, where striking miners were to be briefed on developments about their wage demands.

No support base to justify coverage


After a lengthy discussion, Malema drove off, escorted by about 10 police vans.

A police helicopter circled overhead, and police on foot patrol ran to points of entry to the stadium, ready to stop him if he turned back.

Heil said the incident proved that Malema did not have the support base to justify the media's coverage of him.

The media needed to focus attention on more "critical issues".

"This only demonstrated how disconnected the political elites and the mainstream media are from the realities of ordinary South Africans," Heil said.

Comments
  • Gordon20 - 2012-09-21 10:14

    You had to do a survey to work that out??!!

      tuco.angeleyes - 2012-09-21 10:20

      News24 cannot survive without Malema. Damn this is so sad.....

      africanhero - 2012-09-21 10:27

      News24, whenever reporting on surveys make sure both the size and the demographic characteristics of the sample used from the south mentioned. this surveys can be biased

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-21 10:28

      His irrational, illogical and simple minded rantings was enough to convince me that he has zero leadership potential

      tuco.angeleyes - 2012-09-21 10:36

      The media is giving this fool the power that he has. One is left to wonder why the media keeps shoving this man in our faces, what issues are we the public being side tracked from? I don't mean to sound paranoid but I'm beggining to suspect there are hidden reasons why we are being force fed via media every move this fool makes.

      africanhero - 2012-09-21 10:37

      News24, whenever reporting on surveys make sure both the size and the demographic characteristics of the sample used from the south african population are mentioned. Surveys can be biased!

      africanhero - 2012-09-21 10:37

      News24, whenever reporting on surveys make sure both the size and the demographic characteristics of the sample used from the south african population are mentioned. Surveys can be biased!

      mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-21 10:42

      @ InkingaYabeLungu of apeville yes

      mukosit - 2012-09-21 10:50

      The experts might question validity of this survey.

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-09-21 11:03

      If anyone ever wanted a taste of what Uganda's Idi Amin was like,then look no further than Julias Malema himself who by the way is always wearing his miltary beret. Mussolini,Gaddafi,Idi Amin,HF Vervoerd & Julias Malema are all from the same stock when it comes to tappng into people's fears & anger. Cameroon's philosopher Achille Mbembe calls what Malema does as "lumpen radicalism or the political tradition of unruliness" – in which fantasizes in the black male power,control and desire which have always been deeply entangled with the so-called "war envy".

      rbphiri - 2012-09-21 11:07

      Sorry but this is a waste of research resources, clearly juliArse is not leader material. I mean who wants to be led by someone who failed wood work!

      glen.e.huysamer - 2012-09-21 11:29

      And there is a difference between JuJU and Zuma???? This article is aching towards disinformation. This is South Africa where the political opera is equal to a French Cabaret. Get real anything happens when you most expect it to and nothing when you think it will. Whoever did the survey, has lost a great chunk of credibility...... do they work for the ANC/Alliance? The fact that they actually commissioned this survey only serves to proof that in all probability JuJu will one day be President. We forget it was only a few year back when Zuma was singing and dancing for his machine gun and spear, we thought '''oooieee...ver...vooiiee' and here he is....today..... President?

      lerato.kay.3 - 2012-09-21 12:12

      Only a fool can write off Malema, seriously now lets not hatred cloud our judgement, I for one am not a fan of Juju but to say that the guy has no support is just like burying your head in the sand or worse-off @ss! If Malema was a non-event the media will not spent so much time covering his everyday life. Lemola and other ANCYL crickets do not have the capacity of leading SA that’s why they are not covered by the media, they don’t make news but Malema hate it or love it this man has a massive following! Forbes named him among the 10 most powerful men in Africa, and Forbes is not being paid by Friends of Malema! Quoting from what he said to Deborah Patta “If you ignore me you are ignoring your future”

      alastair.grant.98 - 2012-09-21 13:02

      Well, okay, but remember the same could have been said of a number of leaders in history, in the early stages of their careers. Adolph Hitler springs to mind: he was a joke - a scout master who was a bad painter who was widely seen as a buffoon. But he was a great orator, and latched onto a popular issue - resentment over the terms imposed on Germany after WW1. The parallels with Malema are troubling.

      edward.patterson.923 - 2012-09-21 14:41

      I would want to know the sample size and the demographics of the survey. In addition I would like to know how it was conducted. Was it done house to house, or by phone, by mail, or by internet. If it was done by any means other than house to house I don't believe that it would be accurate. Malema's support comes from the poor, the uneducated, and the young. These people aren't sitting around internet cafes sipping coffee and responding to surveys. It would be dangerous dismiss Malema's significance because of this survey.

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-09-21 10:17

    It is subjective.Terms and conditions apply

  • cj.venter - 2012-09-21 10:20

    i just wish they would stop reporting on this tit.

      tshifhiwa.vandermunalisi - 2012-09-21 10:23

      they can't, they love him so much and he sells.

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-21 10:24

      Agreed. There are lots of better looking tits they can report on.

      foxiloxi - 2012-09-21 10:39

      Until we stop logging in to read the articles, they will not stop!!

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-09-21 11:42

      People log in to read and tell everyone about their immense dislike for this !@$!@$#. So, News24 gets a lot of hits on Malema articles, which makes it excellent articles to put adverts on. Why would they stop reporting on him if it's the most read articles.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-21 10:21

    We sure didnt need a survey to tell us this! However,I blame the media for allowing him to achieve the "status" he has reached,as they constantly follow and report his every move-thus feeding his perception of himself and his followers,that he really is of importance! Where he actually is a very clever manipulator of words and chaos. This makes him dangerous,as empty minds will follow!

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-21 10:22

    no he is a leader, he can only lead domkops like him

      lorain.maseko - 2012-09-21 11:05

      i dont even understand why they did a survey to figure that out, even a 3 year old can tell he is not a leader

      kedebeer - 2012-09-21 14:28

      Thank u one person that can see that malema is a idiot thank u

  • asivhanga - 2012-09-21 10:22

    To hell with your surveys, tell us how we build this country going forward without racial tension.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-09-21 11:51

      Simple, vote the DA into power.

  • lulu.shezi - 2012-09-21 10:24

    let me try to act surprised at this for juuuuust 1 second

      angela.foley.5682 - 2012-09-21 14:16

      Hahahahaha....nice one Lulu.. :-)

  • jock.black.50 - 2012-09-21 10:25

    This proves yet again why Malema and other violent radicals like ANCYL leaders should be silenced, they do not lead they only ruin the reputation of South Africa.

  • paulrgonsalves - 2012-09-21 10:26

    However, Malema's continuous presence in "the public discourse" was a threat to stability and had the potential to seriously damage South Africa's reputation.News 24 you guys are largely responsible for creating this platform.

      foxiloxi - 2012-09-21 10:40

      By the same token, you are also responsible for logging in to read everything about him!!

  • Andrew - 2012-09-21 10:26

    if the so called experts can question the validity of crime stats, what can stop the masses from questioning this also?

  • Jeremy - 2012-09-21 10:27

    For once I agree with the SABC in deciding not to cover him. The media is Malema's oxygen, and it's about time other media started realising that if they withdraw coverage from him, he ceases to exist. And, as the survey suggests, he's not a leader. My view is that anyone who professes to be a "leader" in any country should at least have a tertiary education so he can understand important issues. Malema doesn't even have a matric!

      tuco.angeleyes - 2012-09-21 10:33

      Actually right now it appears Malema is the Medias' oxygen. How the media can be so fixated on an idiot like this really is mind boggling.

  • ian.mcgill1 - 2012-09-21 10:28

    The guy is a crook and an cANCer apologist trying to deflect blame from incompetent cadres/thieves blaming white monopoly blah! blah! Deperately trying to cling to the structures that fund his lavish lifestyle! Eff off!

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-21 10:29

    we already know!

  • ben.rootman.3 - 2012-09-21 10:30

    We thought so! Let media by all means go to his news conferences but please do not report the rhetoric that we have heard a thousand times! Do not misjudge the intelligence of your readers please.

  • yanga.dlokolo - 2012-09-21 10:31

    He is a treat that could cause war and havoc to this country

  • hpitout - 2012-09-21 10:34

    Leaders 'should' be inspirational characters who lead by example. I'm not sure if Malema is this person. See votersvibe.com ... we need change!

  • civil.moabi - 2012-09-21 10:34

    If President Malema is not a leader then why do u conduct that stupid survey about him, people must start to accept that he is here to stay

      heini.botes - 2012-09-21 11:33

      President?? President of the out-of-work party? This lazy ass piece of sh*t hasn't worked one day in his life yet he has millions! The only kind of people who support him is the very same people who want to sit and get hand outs! Give give give! Luck ally there's enough sane smart people, regardless of color, in this beloved country of ours to see through this imbecile

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-21 12:00

      Just like aids is here to stay,however we live in eternal hope of a cure!

  • mandy.mulaudzi - 2012-09-21 10:35

    who is julius malema?

  • monde.sibisi - 2012-09-21 10:36

    Isn't that a bit obvious

  • cedric.hedgcock - 2012-09-21 10:38

    Since when is "leadership potential" qualifying criteria for State leadership in S.A.?

      napolita.kio - 2012-09-21 11:08

      Actually, just about anywhere! What was Obama's, GW Bush's, Mandela's "leadership potential" before they led? We tend to think to know the qualities/"ingredients" for success but sadly, we don't. A glaring example is the thought that to be "successful" in life you need academic qualifications yet the evidence on our face tells us otherwise. But do we learn from this? The answer lies within!!

  • louis.nolte.3 - 2012-09-21 10:38

    What does get me worried is that these are the same people that think Zuma is capable of leadership...

  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-21 10:39

    Juju surveys are conducted in Surbubs

      jake.ko.71 - 2012-09-21 11:26

      maybe that's where all the brains are then as well ...no wonder like you say: the surveys are from the suburbs, it's people that have brains to see the obvious and they have the brains to take a survey

  • phumi.ntlabati - 2012-09-21 10:39

    Another sponsored survey that is meant to discredit a revolutionary leader and Chief Commander of the Economic Freedom Fighters! I wonder if they could just take a sample average of the Marikana mineworkers, what would be the results? Then again we would be legitimizing these clowns!

      Don.Tandy - 2012-09-21 12:30

      Sigh!

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-21 10:41

    How about you stop supporting him News24?

      luckymatshatsha - 2012-09-21 11:04

      Some institution are just doing what they are doing for publicity,if he was not a leader,why was he invited by marikana,by soldiers and all other places.not one place chased him out.It seems as media is going all out to discredit or distyroy the guy but one thing you cann't take away from the guy he speak the truth.

  • comrade.mg - 2012-09-21 10:44

    I don't support what this boy is saying n doing but common this pure liberal propaganda intending to please white monopoly capital,this is a minority supremist view

      phae.rayden - 2012-09-21 10:47

      A verbal vomit of communist vocabulary.

  • JuliusYouPrick - 2012-09-21 10:44

    "Malema's rating in the leadership survey was the lowest of any global leader ever surveyed by the Reputation Institute," he said in a statement." BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Not surprised....

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-09-21 10:47

    That has not stopped the current bunch from having the job. I doubt that there is a leader among them.

  • bullardx - 2012-09-21 10:51

    It doesnt take a survey to figure dat out:p.lokl...news24, come on now

  • savanajack - 2012-09-21 10:51

    media made julius, he is what he is 2day not only bcoz anc has failed but media aswell. u created a sweet environment 4 him 2 conduct his business n u blame anc. do not cover his business, we r tired of reading abwt 1 rhetoric useless poisonous mushue...

  • savanajack - 2012-09-21 10:52

    media made julius, he is what he is 2day not only bcoz anc has failed but media aswell. u created a sweet environment 4 him 2 conduct his business n u blame anc. do not cover his business, we r tired of reading abwt 1 rhetoric useless poisonous mushue...

  • bullardx - 2012-09-21 10:53

    Malema's rating in the leadership survey was the lowest of any global leader ever surveyed by the Reputation Institute," ...LOKL.LOKL.. dats sad, but honest and da most insulting (and funniest) statement Iv read from any article.

  • james.otter.10 - 2012-09-21 10:54

    He has already established himself as a leader, unlike many other so-called leaders. I am not a follower of this leader but he clearly has a large following. I see him as dangerous and not a fool. To deny that he is a leader is an ostriche approach. To question his quality as a leader makes sense.

  • thethird.wors - 2012-09-21 10:55

    you don't need a survey to tell you that... just a little bit of common sense will do.

  • napolita.kio - 2012-09-21 10:59

    The devil is in the details.... go figure!

  • Mbavhalelo - 2012-09-21 11:00

    Mr Reputation Institute, u are a propaganda machine, blv me de majority of de black race knw dat combrade president Julias will go 2 live @ matambandou 4 two terms, we whom u call stupid will put him der. If he has no support base y are u so worried abt it. By de way what u write here is only being seen by very few ppl, de masses dat support him are not reading dis. Even de IEC respect his excellency, president Juju. When he becomes de head of state he is coming after JZ's corruption

      jake.ko.71 - 2012-09-21 11:29

      You’ll have to loose that suit and tie then, since the country’s economy will be gone...maybe you can squander for food like your fellow ideologist do in Zimbabwe

      luke.dekoker - 2012-09-21 12:02

      Why wait untill he is the president, if he has the balls why does he not come out now and tell the world (what we as South Africans know anyway) about what he knows about zuma & the rest of the anc's corruption?

  • Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-09-21 11:03

    Survey?Another rubbish survey?These surveys are nothing but nonsense.Malema is powerful,even Forbes noticed that,not a dodgy reputation organisation trying to discredit him.I may not agree with Juju on certain issues but we all know he is has millions of followers.

  • nool.kop - 2012-09-21 11:05

    How is this news?

  • ivan.goodman.77 - 2012-09-21 11:09

    The man was a leader of youth league, it does not matter what type of leader he was but he was the leader. He might be the lowest rated, but is getting more attention then most of the top rated.

  • brapiet.matshipa - 2012-09-21 11:10

    Mxm stupid survey done by zyuma ppl but we don't need survey to see wether he is a leader or not coz whe know he is a leader so go with ur stupid survey n check if zuma is realy not a rapist ,polygamist n dictater

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-21 14:03

      I'd rather have Zuma than Malema as president, Melema has no brains about economy and can only guide angry thugs, not professionals.

  • Baxolile Gwede Mvunge - 2012-09-21 11:10

    Where did that survey come from? I don't even know the company that did it. so who are they to say all that they said, I hope South Africans will not be that gullible.

      jake.ko.71 - 2012-09-21 11:34

      if you believe every word Malema says then you are THE gullible one..remember after you learned you made a mistake with Malema,..you cant jump the border like the Zimbabweans done(that came to SA)...OK??

      warren.rodel - 2012-09-21 14:04

      there is a voting window on news24, the info changes all the time

  • Greypatriot - 2012-09-21 11:12

    Revolutionaries are never popular with everyone. Meaningless survey!

  • don.frost.581 - 2012-09-21 11:12

    Class A Poepall!

  • Daniel Mah - 2012-09-21 11:12

    you don't need a survey to confirm that

  • sipho.madonsela.39 - 2012-09-21 11:13

    Who did you speak to chief? Don't come here with that tendency, you can't speak to a bunch of white people that don't like Malema and say that you did a survey come to us we will tell you. If Mr Malema was nothing he wouldn't have been stopped by Jacob Zuma's friends from entering that stadium that day they would have allowed him in. so stop this bra and go back to london you are not welcome here.

  • Mandla - 2012-09-21 11:14

    Domonuko Haeily who the hell are u to tel us about African leaders, African leaders are born to be leaders DOMONIKO where are u from becouse u smell like seller.

  • karen.veldsman.3 - 2012-09-21 11:16

    Thank Goodness !!! He reminds me of Mugabe ?

  • Mandla - 2012-09-21 11:17

    Domonuko Haeily who the hell are u to tel us about African leaders, African leaders are born to be leaders DOMONIKO where are u from becouse u smell like seller.

  • bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-09-21 11:19

    what i like about malema is that he does not only talk, he actually get's off his backside and acts his talk...he is a living nightmare for those self centred people who think that only their worldview is right..they are quick to call him names like he is not educated...educated so that he can think like them and go about life in their own image...that can only be a lie

  • colin.bell.3954546 - 2012-09-21 11:19

    Your coffee is cold. History has proven that the extremists always get in. Count on Malema being in Cabinet within 5 years!!!

      luke.dekoker - 2012-09-21 12:09

      Only if the lame anc comes in again and after he promises not to tell the world about their (anc) corruption tactics.

  • Tony.Montana.Moelenyane - 2012-09-21 11:20

    Whoever did this stupid survey are they getting a little scared that he's gonna rule one day,?????????And yes indeed he's gonna rule, there's nothing going 2 stop our FUTURE LEADER !!!!