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Malema rents from protégé's dad

2012-04-15 14:38

Johannesburg - Julius Malema is renting the Sandown house that belongs to the father of his new white protégé, Jonathan Ovadia.

The house – which lies behind high dark-grey walls – is situated about a kilometre from his property in the boomed Sandown Estate, where construction work on his new home recently stopped after payment reportedly dried up.

When asked on Saturday to confirm that Malema was renting his house, Eli Ovadia simply said: “It is not your business.”

The ANC Youth League leader didn’t respond to calls or messages on Saturday.

Until now, Malema and 17-year-old Jonathan Ovadia have been reluctant to reveal any details about how they met.

Young Ovadia even threatened City Press with legal action.

Unknown relationship

When Malema introduced Jonathan Ovadia as a white boy he has mentored in “radical politics” at a youth league lecture at the University of the Witwatersrand three weeks ago, not even some of his close associates could say how the two knew each other.

The house Malema is renting from Eli Ovadia is in a boomed, leafy estate in Sandown where properties sell for around the R5 million mark, and where he is likely to be paying rent of about R40 000 a month.

The home is surrounded by high walls with two wooden garage doors. Only one garage was being used, by a black luxury sedan, when City Press visited.

One source said improvements of about R500 000 were made to the home since Malema moved in about two years ago.

He throws regular parties there.

Still being built

Meanwhile, Malema’s Sandown Estate house – currently a three-storey brick-and-plaster skeleton much larger than any of the other homes in the area – is a closed building site.

Beeld reported this week that Malema had failed to settle a bill of more than R400 000 with Kwandisa Construction last month.

Kwandisa Construction’s boards are still up at the entrance and on the three corrugated iron shacks that serve as site offices, but the site has been closed.

When City Press visited nobody was guarding the property.

From the brick structure, however, it is possible to tell it is a plush house in the making.

Plush

There is an underground bunker-like open-plan section with at least one bathroom, which appears to be an entertainment area and television room.

Only one set of stairs leads down to this section, but there is a lift shaft that reaches across the three floors.

The ground floor has what looks like a garage, a reception area, an open-plan living area, and possibly a kitchen, while the top floor – with only one set of stairs leading up to it – has what appears to be five bedrooms.

Comments
  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-04-15 14:46

    So, mystery solved about the kid?

      Kolobe - 2012-04-15 18:41

      do you people really believe this crap?you really believe juju the powerful malema is broke? haha

      Christelle - 2012-04-15 20:21

      Kolobe, I think you are right - in no time he will steal you blind and his coffers will be full again.

  • Frans - 2012-04-15 14:48

    The answer we've all been looking for.

      Peter - 2012-04-16 10:32

      We have? Really? (been looking that it??) I saw the story once ... became bemused ... and PROMPTLY forgot it!! Malema, some figurehead, press. Worthy of short memories!

  • Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-04-15 15:00

    So he's been renting for two years and the media only find out now. So much for desktop journalism. Naturally one can see also that he's known this boy for a long time now. Surely we can't trust the media with updated news can we.

      Christelle - 2012-04-15 15:04

      Explain to us that "naturally one can see that he has known this boy for a long time"

      SaffaSeun - 2012-04-15 15:10

      Oh to think a slimkop like you are to one day rule this country :) i am so glad you are the new generation who will be funding his current house, his businesses, his rental house and his cars and kfc..eish my bra, jy is n slimkop jy :)

      israel.khumalo - 2012-04-15 15:23

      Good one Nyiko, I know the children of my landlord but have just moved in. Some people are not natural upstairs. siesness

      mfudzi.wamambo - 2012-04-15 15:38

      remember nyiko the media we are dealing with here. not disclosing this state of affairs does not mean that they were not aware of it but the fact that it involves one of their own explains the quietness, doesn't it?

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-15 17:25

      You must be pro Info Bill?

      Hallo - 2012-04-16 14:20

      Journos - nuff said. @Seanred - I support it fully. TIme that journos served jailtime for bad reporting.

  • tmthombothi - 2012-04-15 15:07

    what's next?

      Christelle - 2012-04-15 15:16

      U can certainly ask that question again - Maybe join the DA -LOL U know, interesting that he came up with "I looooove white people" about 7 weeks ago - then 4 weeks ago "I have a WHITE protege" then 1 week ago "I have now money - they have closed down construction" then 1 day ago "Hmm, I'm moving into the house of the white protege's white dad's home." Well, I suppose "Kill the boer, kill the farmer" only applies when it suits him - wonder how his followers feel about this?

      Christelle - 2012-04-15 15:19

      Sorry - NO money - the NOW money is gone:-)

  • Gigo - 2012-04-15 15:18

    " Malema rents from protégé's dad" so what?

      Christelle - 2012-04-15 15:22

      So what??? - You know what he should have done - move in with one of the poor families in a squatter camp - the poor young people whom he has been using and bs'ing with his bs promises for HOW long now!

      Christelle - 2012-04-15 15:32

      Yes he can - but dude, look at what the guy stands for in public - very very very different from what he stands for in private. The two should really not be opposites poles!

      Assegai - 2012-04-15 16:05

      Don't worry about these comments Christelle. Most of my people still suffer from the "king" and "subjects" syndrome. They see nothing wrong with the government stealing while people die of hunger. Africa will never grasp democracy. They also don't have enough insight into politics to know Malema and every other thief in government is taking them for a ride..........

      colin.dovey - 2012-04-15 16:17

      get used to it fella...he has transformed himself into a RENT BOY :-)

      Balan - 2012-04-20 16:32

      Sganjazimpopo

  • Ian - 2012-04-15 15:18

    i'd rather have a empty house that a bad tenant

      ttshabalala - 2012-04-17 11:39

      Bad tenant is the one who defaults on payments or vandalises your property. He might be a bad politician but clearly not a bad tenant because he'd be out of that place by now. They clearly trust him so much that they've even allowed him to mentor their son. Just saying!

  • Ian - 2012-04-15 15:19

    i'd rather have a an empty house than a risky tenant

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-15 17:30

      Come on now, make up your mind, a "bad" or a "risky". :)))). Ok, he is both, and then some.

  • deon.vanbiljon1 - 2012-04-15 15:20

    Somebody should inform JuJu of the legal age of consent for males in this country teehee!

      John - 2012-04-16 14:09

      Especially when it has been mentioned that he has known him for a long time, how old was he when JuJu first got his hands on him, just a thought.

  • Assegai - 2012-04-15 15:28

    These Ovadias must come from the very low end of the society, no matter if they own a R5 Million home in Sandown. Money can't ever buy you breeding and if you rent out your property to the lowest of classes from Zimpopo then that says a lot about how high you regard yourself. Thank goodness I don't have to walk the streets of Sandton with this scandalous primate as a "friend". YUK!!!!

      Christelle - 2012-04-15 15:35

      You just know how to put your head in the hornet's nest my friend - LOL - the old bull is going to whip your a$%e:-)

      Assegai - 2012-04-15 15:38

      LOL LOL Christelle. Thankfully by the time he reads this later this article will have disappeared with my comment! He is in his study this moment working so I doubt if News24 will be visited by him until later tonight!

      Victor - 2012-04-15 16:57

      Leave limpopo alone you stupid fool. Afterall the whole of SA is a mess.

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-15 17:35

      I take offense, Buffalo City is a bigger mess. (EC). I know I live in Kingwilliamstown. (Slummies) We fish in our pot holes.

  • Tyron - 2012-04-15 15:32

    All three articles regarding Jonathan OVadia have been written by the same reporter , Carien Du Plessis , this message is to Carien seriously go find other news to report on this story is getting old like you and your reports, disgrace to reporting drop the story!

      Sello - 2012-04-15 15:42

      Yes the stories must be written by the same person. If a story develops further the journalist who first reported it when it started must work more on it. If you check all newspapers and radio news, journalists are made to stick to their particular stories till the end. Some journalists are strictly court reporters while others strictly crime or political reporters.

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-15 17:48

      Why the animosity? Carien is just doing her job. Tyron (Rambo are you serious?)you are not forced to read her articles.

      Johan - 2012-04-16 07:22

      Lol,poor Tyron don't understand journalism. Don't be so hard on him.

      Lorain - 2012-04-16 08:15

      @ tyron I have to agree with you on this one, i believe that regardless of how we feel about malema he has the right to befriend anyone he wants to, thias is an infringement on his rights.

  • Polite - 2012-04-15 15:41

    malema stories now are really boring pls!!! tell us something fresh

      Christelle - 2012-04-15 15:49

      Heck no - it is becoming funnier as it progresses - better than any sitcom I have watched:-)

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-15 17:51

      @Christelle, Agree. This is getting to be real comedy, leave it on, Carien go camp on his door step.:)

  • SA - 2012-04-15 15:44

    Unity is strength - All South African’s should be uniting together no matter of what race or back ground you are from, working together to resolve some of South Africa’s fundamental issues. All South Africans have the right to be free, protected against crime, have the right to be educated to a good standard, fair opportunity to the jobs available to them and last but not least share and enjoy South Africa’s beauty and wealth together as one. South Africa and its people will only move forward is everybody respects all culture, colours, traditions and by everybody works together to overcome our home lands issue. All South African should fight against all of the very things that are currently destroying our country, We should campaign to ensure the rest of the world aware of what is happening behind our rainbow coloured curtain and putting non -violent pressure on our government to deliver on what we have all dreamed about for centuries – a true democracy, a true rainbow nation that all people can share, prosper and enjoy. We should be using this form to drive all our people forward into a bright future, toward a safer place to live, working together to build our economy and create job and uniting together in protest against poverty, inequality, crime, racism, corruption. Power to our people, let’s all work together to build a brighter future for all our people. Please no racists – only South Africans that want the best for everybody.

      Alan - 2012-04-16 11:08

      Agreed. But let's stand together to stop crime and corruption first. We do not have a strong enough economy or enough taxpayers to support our unemployed masses as it is. To allow the people in power to continue with practices of self-enrichment and corruption is beyond criminal. continueio

  • Manny - 2012-04-15 15:47

    Protege or prostitute??

  • kiddy.mf - 2012-04-15 15:53

    so how does the city press or the public get involved ?coz i don't see anything wrong abt these,why do they hv 2 publish dis?I mean every detail abt Malema makes news heading!

      Christelle - 2012-04-15 15:56

      Public figure Kiddy......it means exactly what it says.

      Ian - 2012-04-15 16:43

      they the thing about democracy kid , to you its just a word and its only democratic when it suits you, its a 2 way street kid, freedom of speech included whether you like it or not, sorry for you

      Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-04-15 17:10

      @kiddy.mf, exactly my point.........in this report i dont see anything wrong being done by Malema and this so-called editor still go on to tell us about the beauty and fanciness of that house of which its got nothing to do with me and others im sure........nxxxx!!!!!!

      Irene - 2012-04-15 17:24

      kiddy and mhlotjhwa ~ The mere fact that you cannot see what the issue is proves how simple you are and why the ancancer is able to pull the wool over your eyes. Maybe in another 300 years your ilk might evolve enough to get the concept. Shame man.

      sean.redmond3 - 2012-04-15 18:09

      @MH-----SIK. Why did you read the article? It says quite clearly, Malema...................., That should give you a clue that the story is about juju.

      Zahir - 2012-04-15 21:04

      Malema this boy blames hates whites but why must he go live with them in sandton not in soweto or he is scared of the townships ?

  • kiddy.mf - 2012-04-15 15:53

    so how does the city press or the public get involved ?coz i don't see anything wrong abt these,why do they hv 2 publish dis?I mean every detail abt Malema makes news heading!

      Shaun McDermott - 2012-04-15 16:01

      Malema are you taking this bloke rearwards.

      Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-04-15 17:06

      @kiddy.mf, exactly my point.........in this report i dont see anything wrong being done by Malema and this so-called editor still go on to tell us about the beauty and fanciness of that house of which its got nothing to do with me and others im sure........nxxxx!!!!!!

      Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-04-15 17:07

      @kiddy.mf, exactly my point.........in this report i dont see anything wrong being done by Malema and this so-called editor still go on to tell us about the beauty and fanciness of that house of which its got nothing to do with me and others im sure........nxxxx!!!!!!

      Sean - 2012-04-16 19:58

      @Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - `` THE CLEVER ONE ``

  • Vic - 2012-04-15 16:07

    Sucker!!

  • Dakey - 2012-04-15 16:24

    If my neighbour rents my house to Malema, it should be punishable by the death penalty. Imagine living next to this clown... Seems Mr Ovadia has a history with Malema. Birds of a feather.

  • Grace - 2012-04-15 16:28

    I wonder if he's behind on his rent too? Would be hilarious if he was evicted... Mind you he'd probably claim squatters rights!

      John - 2012-04-16 14:22

      Grace, if he gets evicted, I'll laugh so much I'll fall off my perch like a one legged pissed parrot.

  • Ian - 2012-04-15 16:28

    one thing for sure, if fatboy had to come into power, the ovadia family would be the first to bolt, they probally got there visa and passports checked and ready already, capitalist commie style

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-04-15 16:33

    I wonder what his pops must think...

  • Ian - 2012-04-15 16:43

    Hey Jonathan Ovadia, you do not know how deep you have thrown yourself into that stinky mud by giving Malema your rearview. Let me break it down for you. You have thrown your chances of migrating to Australia or New Zealand, No more ancestory visa to the UK either. Definately no US visa for you. But you can still go on international travel to Zimbabwe and Lesotho. Never set foot to Bostwana.

      Marion - 2012-04-15 17:50

      Ian, he has apparently applied to go to Harvard although on his Linkedin profile it says that he currently studies at Harvard! http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Jonathan/Ovadia mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

      Lerato - 2012-04-15 18:27

      I think its not wise to suggest that one will be denied entry into these countries just because they are Malema's pals!! Freedom of speech and association, hello!!

      pkheswa - 2012-04-15 18:39

      As the saying goes, ' there's no better way a man shows his character other than the jokes he tells'. And if this is one, its really stupid.

      Lorain - 2012-04-16 11:57

      @ ian good thing you're not the law maker in any of the countries you mentioned.I think the powers that be in those countries have heard of the term "freedom of association".

  • ec.van.niekerk - 2012-04-15 16:56

    now I know what he was doing on the stage .... he came to remind mal emma to pay his rent .... hahahahahahahah

  • Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-04-15 16:57

    so editor whats wrong with renting......?

      Irene - 2012-04-15 17:27

      I sincerely hope that you're just trying to stir by your comment. If not then I have sincere pity for your level of intelligence. Did your mother drop your on your head?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 17:31

      That ain't nice, Irene. That's a fair question to the Editor

      Grace - 2012-04-15 17:37

      Nothing wrong with renting BUT lol... R 40 000 a month(estimated) that excludes lights and water, luxury vehicles, food (for all the parties), plus booze, clothes, etc etc etc. And the man has a salary of between R20 and 30 000??? I'd say there was something wrong! Oops I forgot the mansion he was building too. Uhmmmmm???

      Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-04-15 17:37

      @Irene, so by throwing insults you think have answered my question on behalf of the editor....? I think you the 1 who is exposing your stupidity by hating Malema while he might be your next Presindent in years to come........nxxxx punk!!!!!

      Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - 2012-04-15 17:38

      @Irene, so by throwing insults you think have answered my question on behalf of the editor....? I think you the 1 who is exposing your stupidity by hating Malema while he might be your next Presindent in years to come........nxxxx punk!!!!!

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 17:44

      For me it's not the renting , It's the landlord.

      Grace - 2012-04-15 18:13

      @Mhlon... He'll never be president lol lol! Do you actually want to insult the majority of SA's by saying they will vote for him? He can't even pass woodwork HTF is he gonna build a nation? People in this country may not all be educated BUT they not stupid

      Sean - 2012-04-16 20:03

      @Mhlonitjhwa Sikhosana - You see how arrogant and yet f@cken dumb you are !!! Just like Grace said , he earns R20 000.00 a month !! You do the maths , suppose it is to complicated for you !!

  • Ian - 2012-04-15 17:18

    I'm sure the Jewish community must be calling a fong kong Jew!

      Lorain - 2012-04-16 12:40

      @ Ian who cares? he owes nobody an explanation.

  • Marion - 2012-04-15 17:45

    I don't care how he met young Ovadia and I think it is actually quite hilarious that he found it necessary to introduce his 'token white' friend on a public platform. In September 2009 there was a housewarming party at this house that the police were called to. According to a news report: "While standing outside the yard, Julius Malema approached me and said: 'Who the f*** are you? I am the owner of the property. What do you want?'" the man said. If this quote is true it proves that Malema is a liar 'cos now it has come out that he actually rents the property and does not own it. What I find extremely interesting is that the rent for houses in that area is in the region of R40 000 per month. I would like to know which of his wealthy mates/backers is paying the rent on this property as Julius Malema reportedly does not earn R40000 a month and, if he does, no one uses their entire salary to pay the rent on a property. Oh, I forgot he owns businesses that generate massive profits for him when other BEE businesses countrywide are struggling. This house and the fancy mansion he is building are a middle-finger in the faces of the poorest of the poor in this country. Just watched a Michael Moore documentary about the filthy rich in America and how, after aspiring to be like them, the 'peasants' revolted. The 'peasants' are revolting all over the world and it is only a matter of time before they revolt here too. Malema, you may need that bunker sooner than you realize.

      Cris - 2012-04-15 17:56

      Marion be careful what you wish for you might just get it. When peasants start revolting in SA don't think they will be going after rich politicians. They will go after white people who appear rich no matter how you look at it.

      Cris - 2012-04-15 18:01

      Marion careful what you wish for you might just get it. When the peasants start revolting I doubt they will go after Malema but the people Malema is renting from. And I don't mean the Ovadias here I mean the white people who own all property in all wealthy areas. So a peasant revolt would not be appealing to me if I were white and smart.

      Marion - 2012-04-15 18:11

      @Cris - I am not wishing for a revolt, I am sounding a warning about a revolt. I don't care what colour the skin of a filthy rich person is. If he/she became one because of corrupt behaviour and uses the poor as pawns (and I include those who pay p**s poor salaries and wages to their employees in this), he/she deserves to be revolted against. Anyway, despite my white skin I will be perfectly safe 'cos I am quite obviously not rich either in terms of the house we live in (rented), the old car we drive (borrowed) or the clothes we wear till we need to turn them into rags. And, on top of that, we are not racist. No, I am not concerned at all about a revolt against me and my immediate family.

      sven.gohre - 2012-04-15 18:14

      @Marion, and here I thought all peasants were revolting, they should all be left to eat cake. Preferably out of sight and smell, lol.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 18:17

      Cris....... Paranoid,

      Cris - 2012-04-15 18:26

      Bluzuzu not paranoid at all. I am not white too. @ Marion, it certainly sounded like you would love these peasants to revolt just to teach the rich a lesson by this statement. \Just watched a Michael Moore documentary about the filthy rich in America and how, after aspiring to be like them, the 'peasants' revolted. The 'peasants' are revolting all over the world and it is only a matter of time before they revolt here too. Malema, you may need that bunker sooner than you realize.\

      Grace - 2012-04-15 18:29

      @Marlon... Agreed! After Malema's 'white hate' songs and speeches etc etc etc Then he's ousted from the ANC. Lotsa concerns about him being the African Hitler were raised. So SO SOOO lil 'ol Malema chooses a white Jew???

      Marion - 2012-04-15 18:46

      @Cris - I don't consider myself stupid. I also don't believe that people will only go after white skins if it is wealth that is the issue with them. If race is the issue with them why haven't they revolted yet?

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 18:55

      I sure you will be safe Cris, The French Revolution was over a few hundred years ago.

      Cris - 2012-04-15 18:55

      @Marion, yes they revolted against race. That's what brought this so called democracy. Now people are realising the more things change the more they stay the same so yes another race revolt is on the horizon believe me.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 18:58

      Put that j*int out Cris, I think you have had enough.

      Cris - 2012-04-15 19:05

      I didn't Blunt today Bluzulu. Play the ball not the man.

      bluzulu - 2012-04-15 19:07

      hehehhehehehee

      Grace - 2012-04-15 19:14

      @Cris... This is what you call democracy? DEMOCRACY : form of government in which the SUPREME power is excercised by the PEOPLE through the systems of representation involving FREE elections. That means the government CANNOT do what they want like they do now! The second definition is the absence of class distinctions or privileges in society. NOW tell me we a democratic country??? I'm not talking about the past I'm tAlking about NOW. This goes for black and white. We paying for flipping 3rd and 4th weddings. R64 million home improvements. R12500 birthday cakes.... Come on!!! That's just the surface. Who asked your opinion ?

      Cris - 2012-04-15 20:07

      @Grace, if you read me again you will see I said SO CALLED. That shows I got misgivings about it too. You definitely did not get the geest of this argument. My opinion like yours was not solicited but was thrown in a debate I was having with Marion. Going back to Democracy: give me a country in this world you think is the democratic?

      Cris - 2012-04-15 20:08

      @Grace, if you read me again you will see I said SO CALLED. That shows I got misgivings about it too. You definitely did not get the geest of this argument. My opinion like yours was not solicited but was thrown in a debate I was having with Marion. Going back to Democracy: give me a country in this world you think is democratic?

      Peter - 2012-04-15 23:10

      Money he never worked for

  • Gieljam - 2012-04-15 17:47

    Anybody giving or trying to accommodate this individual must be thinking they will get some special protection some time or another . They have a surprise coming.At present he's cash flow is so weak as that of a bloke who pee's with a prostrate problem ,at this stage he can't even pay attention........

  • Thomas - 2012-04-15 17:50

    "@Irene, so by throwing insults you think have answered my question on behalf of the editor....? I think you the 1 who is exposing your stupidity by hating Malema while he might be your next Presindent in years to come........nxxxx punk!!!!!" When he becomes our "Presindent" and you start dying of hunger. where are you going to run to? Zimbabwe? I know we will be welcome in Australia, Europe and the USA but where will you be running to? I find it absolutely amazing that there are still people supporting this guy. Why? Because he wants to grab land? Because he wants to nationalize banks and mines? Because he wants to "take" big business away from white men? Are you kidding me? If you are looking for a hero then look for a REAL hero who REALLY cares for his/her people. How much more must he steal from "your" country before your eyes will open?

  • Karl - 2012-04-15 18:07

    Lol,Julias u damn rich.........leave julias alone,this time is only rent issue....i also rented where i stayin now and u may aloso do,i dont think renting is a problem....

  • Gregory - 2012-04-15 18:18

    That's a shocking revelation. Only one measly set of stairs , Africa is really going downhill, when the youth league leader has only one set of stairs.

  • CoronaSherona - 2012-04-15 18:56

    Dumb, Dumber & Dumbest.

  • Sibusiso - 2012-04-15 19:28

    Is there a rule written somewhere in history books that says black politicians should be poor? From the comments in this article it seems like some people have a problem with black politicians living expensive lives. Let me guess tomorrow news 24 is gonna report that malema skipped breakfast

      Sinobom - 2012-04-15 19:54

      Warenta uMalema akarenta. Wenzela yena, midaka masingazenzisi uMalema siyamxhasa kwezinye indawo, masizibonakalise. SORRY ABOUT LUNGUAGE

      Sinobom - 2012-04-15 19:55

      Warenta uMalema akarenta. Wenzela yena, midaka masingazenzisi uMalema siyamxhasa kwezinye indawo, masizibonakalise. SORRY ABOUT LUNGUAGE

      Sibusiso - 2012-04-15 21:20

      @Grace that's a good 1, I like people with a good sense of humour.\r\nI am an ANC member and yes there is corruption in the ANC and yes I do feel that the ANC is failing the people that put them in power, and I'm also against people that judge black politicians of being corrupt, I mean you can only be guilty when the court of law proves it, until proven guilty by the court of law, fat boy is innocent.

      Sibusiso - 2012-04-15 21:29

      @Sinobom don't apologise for using an official South African language, what malema is fighting for is rational in his world and his supporters world, when the court finds him guilty, you shouldn't support him because he would be having a criminal record and I'm sure you don't want a criminal for a leader.S.A is a democratic country, everyone is entitled to their opinion, malema is allowed to say his thoughts. I for one I think the mines should be bought by the government be sold back to the people fairly, both black and white South Africans. I'm a capitalist, I believe in hard work.

      Sibusiso - 2012-04-15 21:29

      @Sinobom don't apologise for using an official South African language, what malema is fighting for is rational in his world and his supporters world, when the court finds him guilty, you shouldn't support him because he would be having a criminal record and I'm sure you don't want a criminal for a leader.S.A is a democratic country, everyone is entitled to their opinion, malema is allowed to say his thoughts. I for one I think the mines should be bought by the government be sold back to the people fairly, both black and white South Africans. I'm a capitalist, I believe in hard work.

      Sean - 2012-04-16 20:07

      @Sibusiso- That is exactly why AFRICA is one big f@ck up and people like you support these corrupt imbeciles !!!

      Balan - 2012-04-20 16:44

      @Sibusiso, I can bet you that Fatboy will never be able to skip breakfast.

  • NtoKaMagcoba - 2012-04-15 19:41

    There's a No entry sign in that site, how the journalist entered i dnt knw. He shld be arrested

      Grace - 2012-04-15 19:51

      He probably played 'ignorant' like the rest of our criminals... DUHHHH

  • Grace - 2012-04-15 19:56

    @Cris... This is what you call democracy? DEMOCRACY : form of government in which the SUPREME power is excercised by the PEOPLE through the systems of representation involving FREE elections. That means the government CANNOT do what they want like they do now! The second definition is the absence of class distinctions or privileges in society. NOW tell me we a democratic country??? I'm not talking about the past I'm tAlking about NOW. This goes for black and white. We paying for flipping 3rd and 4th weddings. R64 million home improvements. R12500 birthday cakes.... Come on!!! That's just the surface. Who asked your opinion ?

  • Sinobom - 2012-04-15 20:05

    No bafethu plz let us surport tht guy ukuba niyabona siyagxekwa apha, they take us as.....plz midaka yakuthi

  • Cris - 2012-04-15 20:12

    @Grace, if you read me again you will see I said SO CALLED. That shows I got misgivings about it too. You definitely did not get the geest of this argument. My opinion like yours was not solicited but was thrown in a debate I was having with Marion. Going back to Democracy: give me a country in this world you think is democratic?

  • Chaapo - 2012-04-16 00:59

    Well considering that construction at his house has reportedly stopped because of non-payment, one wonders how long this will last too. Maybe the flow of the tender kickbacks is tapering to a close.

  • Mazimba - 2012-04-16 02:19

    Protege? More like baas's son.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-04-16 05:24

    Sounds to me like drugs or arms are paying for all thise...

  • patricmthombeni - 2012-04-16 07:41

    Is just interesting to see that just after the probe to investigate the tender issues relating to malema, suddenly the construction is halted. Do you think the funds have dried up. Open your eyes. Another thing that the renovations have been done in his rented house, do you think he is indeed renting that house?, again open your eyes. This is spin doctor.

  • Sharon - 2012-04-16 07:59

    another carl nieuhaus

  • FeebleGastro - 2012-04-16 08:20

    These Ovadias obviously are in the tenderpreneur business via Fatb*stard.

  • cliff.drysdale - 2012-04-16 08:25

    Dude seriously "radical politics" the struggle to fight people is over. Fight for all the people know if you want to make a difference.

  • Ally - 2012-04-16 08:45

    What's the bet he's living there rent-free?

  • Jacques - 2012-04-16 09:18

    My comments keep being remove when I say this- but I'll keep making them until somone has at least cleared this up for me- is it just me, or is it an absolue JOKE to refer to tis kid as his ''WHITE protee''? Surely that is s blatantly racist and childish it shouldn't be put this way? What will happen to you if you wee to say ''Oh, jeez, seems we have a black minister of transport again'' or ''Oh, well, at least we have a white oake as a principal''. WTF is up here? All these ''white proege'' articles are quite unreal fo me, actually. So ja. Before I get deleted again. Any explanations so I can at leastrea the news with some peace and understanding again?

      Jacques - 2012-04-16 09:23

      * at least read the news. Jeepers, don't know what happened here!

  • Jacques - 2012-04-16 09:34

    Is there a website somewhere whee you can see what is deemed as an 'unacceptable' comment? This is @The Editor, please? You guys have my facebook details, please inbox me a set of citeria by which you rate comments? If a comment containing no hate speech, no explatives, no innuendos or no implied evil gets deleted ater 5 mins but some other blatantly racist comments stays on the site, I would love to know what gets removed? Kind rgads Jacques Swart.

      Marion - 2012-04-16 09:43

      @Jacques, Also don't understand it but I think it gets removed, after 'report comment' by some anus, by some program that cannot interpret the meaning and not by a human being with any level of intellect. But I could be wrong. I think we have all lost comments that were not 'hate speech, expletives, innuendos, implied evil' etc. Send them an email at Contact Us (see bottom of page) and ask them to explain how it works. :-)))

      Ako - 2012-04-16 12:01

      @Jacques you right about that I have also sent quite a number of comments to News24 for some reasons I don't know my comment will be deleted, sometimes I'll see my comment after some few minutes it will be gone. The criteria please!

  • Michael - 2012-04-16 09:50

    There is nothing u can write about except malema. This is cheap journalism

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-04-16 09:53

    Some say he knows two facts about nationalisation and both of them are wrong and that he has a full size tattoo of his face on his face , all we know is he's called The Juju

  • Vanessa - 2012-04-16 10:14

    The wheel did not take too long to spin. We need to respect one another and if we do not this is what you will get. The people you hurt will still be around to see your punishment. This should be a lesson to all of us moving forward.

  • Philimsomi - 2012-04-16 10:45

    this is a joke, now please find out what is dadys' job, maybe he is in tender business...n he was getting favours!! Just thinking!!

  • Den - 2012-04-16 11:37

    sounds like he rents the son to