Malema: I've never had a formal job

2011-11-16 13:01

The African National Congress disciplinary committee ruled last week against Julius Malema, 30, for questioning President Jacob Zuma's leadership and support for the government of neighbouring Botswana, which the ANC Youth League had labelled imperialist.

In his first news conference since that ruling, Malema said on Wednesday that "only the wilfully blind can believe that this matter is purely about discipline and not intended to settle political scores and stifle debate."

Here are some of Malema’s best quotes from the news conference:

- "As a a disciplined force, the ANCYL will follow all internal ANC processes to challenge these findings."

- "Our battle cry is unban the ANC youth league to defend the voice of the voiceless."

- "President Zuma is the president of the ANC... I can't have feelings for him... My relationship with Zuma remains a political one."

- "We will decide when the time is right whether there is a need for President Zuma to continue or not continue."

- "I am born African National Congress. I will die African National Congress."

- "Suspended for five years is much better than 27 years in jail... I'll come back in five years and continue the struggle."

- I've never had a formal job. I've never been a garden boy or a factory worker or in government. So how can I influence tenders?"

- "I'm not worried about being locked up by the Hawk or the public protector...I am one person who is not easily intimidated."

- "Hawks must come and tell me what I did wrong. South Africa is not a banana republic. I will not be intimidated. I am not scared of jail. Not even jail doors will stop the ideas we are advocating. Let them lock me up," he said referring to allegations that the Hawks were investigating him.

- "When there is corruption it must be reported."

- "I still want evidence from the City Press that I've accepted R200 000 bribes."

- "Some of those ANC members convicted of drinking and driving should have undergone a disciplinary hearing."

- "Let the enemy celebrate. That celebration will be short-lived," he said about the people celebrating his suspension.

- "Even if I'm on the street for five years I'll come back" to the ANC.

- "Resistance is a part of me. Defiance is a part of me. This is how I was brought up. If I am not convinced, I am not convinced."


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
267 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
 

Zille: Only DA can challenge ANC in F State

The DA is the only party that can challenge the ANC in the Free State, opposition party leader Helen Zille says.

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Why Jack Parow wants you to vote on 7 May
The ad the SABC doesn't want to air
Elections 2014 in one cartoon
This year's election posters
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Monday Sir Lowry's Pass - 16:54 PM
    Road name: N2 Westbound
    HEAVY TRAFFIC over Sir Lowrys Pass - expect delays
  • Monday Melkbosstrand - 16:47 PM
    Road name: R27 West Coast Road Southbound
    DELAYS approaching the Melkbos turning due to high volumes
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300

Keep it together Text. Email. Social. With all the different ways to...

From R1399.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There may be a break through, either through quiet contemplative time to connect to your deep side or forced on you by...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.