Malema's tender bonanza

2011-08-07 11:22

Johannesburg - A company partly owned by ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s family trust benefits ­directly from multimillion-rand tenders it helps to award.

Limpopo outsourced essential government functions to the ­company, which means it is ­engaged in the privatisation of state functions. Malema promotes nationalisation.

City Press can reveal that ­On-Point Engineers (Pty) Ltd - a private company headed by Malema’s former business partner, Lesiba Gwangwa, in which Malema’s Ratanang Family Trust owns a stake - cashes in on ­Limpopo road tenders it is ­supposed to manage.

On-Point was awarded a R51m tender by the Limpopo roads and transport department in 2009 to design, manage and ­implement road projects in the province through an outfit called the “project management unit”. This is outsourcing, a form of ­privatisation.

As part of the tender, On-Point’s duties include supporting the ­department with the adjudication and awarding of road tenders.

Confidential agreements

A document in the possession of City Press reveals that On-Point’s involvement in state tenders doesn’t stop there. The company also signs confidential “back-to-back” agreements with successful contractors, giving it a share of between 50% and 90% of the profits of tenders it helped to award.

The details of these back-to-back agreements are contained in confidential memorandums of ­understanding, signed between On-Point and contractors to the department. City Press has a pro forma memorandum that is used.

The parties are barred from sharing any information about the agreements with third parties.

“Any information shared by the service provider with the National Treasury will be shared on a statistical basis and no names will be made known unless the express written consent has been obtained from the person whose name is to be made known,” reads one of the clauses.

A National Treasury employee said that government could not outsource functions like this and it appeared that this clause violated constitutional provisions of transparency. Both this person and a businessman who ­understands the tender system said the back-to-back contracts were illegal and On-Point was ­conflicted as it could not be both tender referee and beneficiary.

Malema admits owning shares

Two company insiders, three youth league leaders, four business people, two senior civil servants and a provincial ANC leader told City Press that the confidential contract with On-Point was a requirement for any firm that wanted to benefit from projects overseen by the project management unit that the company manages.

On Friday, the Mail & Guardian reported that Malema admitted to owning shares in On-Point through the Ratanang Family Trust, of which he is a co-trustee. The other trustee is his grandmother, Sarah.

“Yes, we are close to On-Point. We are shareholders as a family,” Malema told the paper, declining to elaborate on the extent of the trust’s shareholding. He said he had not influenced any of On-Point’s tenders, adding: “I just queue when the dividends are due.”

According to the firm’s website, On-Point and, by extension, Malema’s family trust have benefited from at least eight other ­government tenders, excluding the project management unit ­contract.

This includes the construction of a high school, the upgrading of roads from gravel to tar and sewer reticulation in the Mopani District Municipality.

Growing enterprise

City Press can reveal that On-Point is a growing enterprise. It was recently appointed by the ­provincial local government and housing department (run by ­Clifford Motsepe, a close Malema ally) as consulting engineers on a low-cost ­housing project near ­Seshego.

In September 2009, City Press reported that Limpopo roads and transport MEC Pinky Kekana had suspended R300m worth of roads tenders and frozen Roads Agency Limpopo’s R1.2bn budget before firing the agency’s board.

Kekana later transferred the R500m maintenance budget of Roads Agency Limpopo (the provincial parastatal overseeing Limpopo’s road network) to a project management unit that is run by On-Point.

A National Treasury source said this might be illegal.
Malema’s admission of shareholding in On-Point again raises questions about the true purpose and administration of the Ratanang Family Trust, whose sole ­purpose is to look after the interests of Malema’s 5-year-old son.

  • Slive - 2011-08-07 11:32

    thieving bastards, so Malema does really care about the poor??

      GTA_Lad - 2011-08-07 11:40

      Of course he does, if we all stop being capitalist dogs for a moment we'd see that, haha

      cliffarc - 2011-08-07 11:52

      - And while all this damning evidence is piling up the Hawks are busy raiding the real estate board official over a R200,000 theft. Laughable.

      420 - 2011-08-07 11:55

      Malema doesnt care about the poor, he needs them and their votes, but thats really about it... He will defend himself by saying they have built schools etc, but lets be honest, as a civil servant that is his job, to make "a better life for all" (remember those posters?). Our only hope is that he goes to trial, but seeing as though Zuma, Sheik etc got off on what should have been pretty straight forward cases, I dont feel that our chances of getting rid of this muppet are all that great...

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-08-07 12:02

      @Malema. Enjoy prison...

      Captainmorgan - 2011-08-07 12:13

      Malema is calling for nationalisation on one hand but privatises state functions on the other because the benefit to himself is more.That should be a sign to his blind/ignorant followers that his agenda has nothing to do with uplifting the poor masses but only self enricment!!

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:52

      do you chop, what have you done?

      Slive - 2011-08-07 13:16

      nigel, the only chop is you, oh, and lets not forget malema. I dont a lot of money to help the less fortunate of SA, what do you do,other that post pathetic comments and hope for a rise from people, you are pretty good at that, you TWAT

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 13:28

      Slive...ooooooohhhh a touchy chop you are then,,,,, so angry you were that you didn't check your writing before going for the POST button...anyway, you gave me a laugh chopper, be strong!

      Pupuzela - 2011-08-07 13:36

      Ai Thandiwe, the worst that will probably happen, is that he will need to start playing golf, which he probably doesn't like. Shame, poor soul.

      WiseOwl2 - 2011-08-07 13:40

      I am naaawt like that !!!!

      Ozymandios - 2011-08-07 13:42

      @Eurocentric. Just ask the Black people in SA who denounce Colonisation to totally expel everything they have in association with this terrible evil scorge and revert back to all that they possessed before we came to these shores. Let them not only say Colonilisation is evil in what it did but we want nothing in our possession that relates in any way to Colonialisation around us. But the Blacks here are like the teenager that bitterly complains about how terrible their parents are and do terrible things to them but will always make sure they stay at home eating good food and sleeping warm every night and benefiting from Mum and Dads TV, PC, swimming pool, family car plus and holidays and pocket money they pay for.etc Don't bitch about your parents but carry on living off all the GOOD stuff they give you. And if they don't give it too you then go and throw a tantrum and strike smashing up the funriture in the process. You want the total Utopia for SA and thats a fool's dream . It ain't going to happen. What I work for is mione and you know what (just in case you are not worldy and experienced in this field) In business every day companies are planning and strategising how to take slices of their competitions market away by a lot more means than just being Nice out there. ITS DOG EAT DOG AND IF THE BLACK MAN AFTER 400 YEAR OF WHITE COLONIALISATION CAN'T GET IN THIS BOXING RING OF LIFE AND COMPETE THEN HE MUST FALL OFF THE WORLD AND SUFFER. I am tired of being the wet-nurse.

      croix - 2011-08-07 14:02

      Eurocentric - why don't YOU take a step back and realise this article is about graft/corruption/thieving/conniving/bribery/dishonesty. It has sweet fanny to do with Racial Injustice or Equality! It's about a scaly little asswipe that thinks he has the right to funds from the Taxpaying Citizens of this Country.

      Mad Dog - 2011-08-07 14:09

      How about an explanation from the President?? Hey Zuma! Out with it! Or are you not a civil servant?

      Mad Dog - 2011-08-07 14:09

      15 years!

      Dominic - 2011-08-07 15:15

      @Eurocentric thanks for your lucid comments. Here are my thoughts for what they're worth. An injury which was gradually inflicted over over hundreds of years cannot be repaired in a couple of decades. There was particularly selfish injustice inflicted in the 40 years of apartheid. That's well recognised by all. We all accept the injustice began in the first half of the 19th Century with the denial of land tenure based on race. What doesn't seem to be understood is that European settlers had an advantage over African settlers (The San were the indigenous population). They came from a technically advanced civilization which had gone through much pain and effort over thousands of years to get there. That they used their advantage cannot be called an injustice. That they didn't hand their advantage over to 'the competition' is not an injustice. "Use it or lose it" is a term which comes to mind. To put things in context we need to understand the difference between injustice and envy, and between justice and revenge. In competition, and that's what we're in, when we lose one round it's often best to put it behind us and to concentrate on improving our game to win the next. It doesn't help to demand that the opposition is weakened to the point where you can win without improvement. It's not good for the game. Ask Venus and Serena Williams they could explain it better than me.

      Creeky - 2011-08-07 15:31

      Wonder what figure was PAID to SARS????????????? Or what FIGURE SARS WILL DEMAND???? OR HOW LONG MALEMA WILL BE GOING TO JAIL FOR??? Or when this WHOLE CASE will be swept under the proverbial Carpet?

      capetonian - 2011-08-07 16:07

      I've said this many times - he is a cynical political opportunist - with his nose in the feeding trough, like a fat pig! He and his "business associates" that are involved in any corrupt activities must face the full might of the law and there are enough seriously pissed-off South Africans of all political persuasions to keep the pressure up via the news media country wide!

      Spyker May - 2011-08-07 16:42

      @Eurocentric, Firstly I do not have a clue where you get 400 years from..? At first it was 48 years, progressively migrating to 350 years, now we even beyond the ridiculous onto the deranged – 400 years..? Not sure if I should laugh or cry. All you- and your kind are doing is to move the goals posts, while you are simply demonstrating to the world, you cannot compete – not even remotely. You persist to blame the people who took you from the stone-age to the information-age – but carry on, carry on biting the hand that is feeding you, until this place looks like Somalia. Rather than conjuring up incoherent gabble, contemplate the following: When the SAcan economy collapses, like it did in Zimbabwe, where are SAcan blacks going to run to..? Zimabawe..? Ha, ha, ha, after the way Zim refugees were treated in SA. Botswana, ye right, Juju. Namibia – its a desolate desert (you will long back to the 'pap-en-vleis' pots of Apartheid when you endure the utter hell of dying of starvation there). Mocambique – it will sink with SA. It appears there is a God after all..! You should really not be speaking about 400 years of oppression – no, it is at least 5000 years of oppression. It is therefore NO use accusing white of oppressing you – you should be accusing NATURE. cont. below..,

      Spyker May - 2011-08-07 16:43

      I suggest you now sit down and take careful note of the following: It is 100% black people’s fault that white people colonised the southern tip of Africa (as they did the rest of Africa) – it is not in ANY way white people’s fault. Eg, Why did the Dutch (inter alia the VOC) not ‘colonise’ the British Islands..? It is NOT white people who oppressed black people – NO, they did that all by themselves, in fact for thousands of years before they even saw the first white people. Some say the black tribes of SA were in the iron-age by the time they the Europeans who moved in-land around 150 years ago (yes as little as that) – NO, the wheel had not even been invented yet (they carried stuff on their heads and dragged it along the ground); the element of iron-age technology were stolen from interaction with people from the East. For some auxiliary entertainment, look up the reason the black tribes of Southern Africa fled to the southern tip of Africa (if you are then looking for a word to describe them – my suggestion: feckless cowards). The white man is the monster – ye right, read up what Dingane did to Piet Retief and his people. Call me what you like, I could not care less – I shall though leave you with this little verity: How do you know you have won an argument against a black person..? The moment he/she calls you a ‘racist’...

      Dominic - 2011-08-07 17:08

      @Eurocentric I agree with you that we all (not only whites) have racist tendencies. Most of us trust our own families more than those of others, our own language more than one we don't understand, our own culture, our own country and our own race. Conversely we are suspicious of those outside our own. That doesn't make us racist. Racism is bigotry where members of a different race are unfairly [pre]judged to have the same faults and motives as a negative stereotype. To judge all Germans as inhumane because Hitler and members of the SS were inhumane is unfair. To judge all whites as inhumane because Germans are white is stupid. I haven't used South African examples because we are probably too passionate about those to think of them clearly. But that's the way bigotry and racism thrives. It needs stupid and negative people who concentrate on and inflate negative stereotypes. We all have negative tendencies and consciously need to examine them.

      Dominic - 2011-08-07 17:11

      As for the 400 years of conflict I won't argue about that. It's history. We can't change the past regardless of whether our idea of it is true or false. What I do know is that I was born as a white South African without anyone asking my permission. Same as you were born as a black South African without your consent. My parents imigrated from Europe after the 2nd World war. Neither they nor I had anything to do with the 400 years of South Africa's history. To suggest that I do is a typical example of racist distortion. I did benefit by having European parents because they understood the capitalist culture. They were well educated and were in a position to give me the guidance which would I could rely on to make a success of my life. The parental guidance of successful parents is what all poor people are deprived of. It doesn't matter what their race. That's why I say it will take more than decades to "repair the injury". It needs generations. I put "repair the injury" in quotes because it wasn't really an injury. The indigenous people of Africa didn't have a background of capitalist culture so it wasn't injured or stolen. Shouldn't we stop being negative and resentful, instead become positive and understand that our country should come before our race if we want peace and prosperity?

      Axiom - 2011-08-07 17:35

      @Eurocentric, you are the hitchhiking dude with the good stuff, reported on earlier today, yes?

      Trevor - 2011-08-07 18:04

      @Eurocentric- I've read some really idiotic comments but yours takes the cake. So in short you saying the "Black" man can't think for himself due to the "White" mans influence and if he breaks/bends the law to achive material wealth at others expense,AKA Julius, it's the "White" mans fault because, the "White" man does it. I work with some VERY intelligent "Black" guys/Engineers who think for themselves and they have no need for others like you to think nor speak for them. As for material wealth, Malema is the WORST SA has to offer, he's rotten to the core and a racist of the HIGHEST level. He is no better than ET, the only difference is, ET was MAN enough to stand by his conviction no matter how mis-guided he was, Julius Malema still acts like a child. As for you, you will obviously never change your hate towards other races so trying to convince you that it has no future would be pointless, all I will say is, you will one day have to stand by your convictions and then everyone that knows you will see, are you a MAN or a BOY, I believe..a BOY.

      tryanything - 2011-08-07 18:39

      Pleaseombody Go and google Black Inventions

      Babba x - 2011-08-07 19:28

      @ Eurocentric. When the white man landed on these shores they have already invented buckets full. They found a subspecy that had no drive to invent anything. They are alone on this continent for a very long time, yet this specy was only seeking to murder, rape, and sit around (farm). Now apparently you were opressed? White people have worked for what they have. They are not lazy like the comrades. Picture this. the 1st oppt you get you will dance in the street. This has not changed since the ealry days by the way. In the meantime the white man will seize the opportunity to better himself - he will carry on working. White people don't take, they earn. Nothing has changed much about the way the black man thinks. Reading a couple of books doesn't make you clever. Stop feeling sorry for yourselves and go and earn a living - this is way you are not progressing but rather seek to take from others what you could not acomplish by yourselves. Look at Africa, shame. I pity you. Go and invent something without the help of the white man. I dare you

      Popit - 2011-08-07 22:20

      I can't believe you are taking Eurocentric seriously. He's obviously a white *ss in Perth taking the p*ss. No black has this vocabulary...

      cuz - 2011-08-08 01:45

      A Looter Continua!

      cuz - 2011-08-08 01:58

      Meanwhile South Africa’s 20-million citizens living in abject poverty have suggested that “if Malema wants to keep saying ‘F*ck you’ to the poor, there are cheaper ways of doing it”.

      demonsofhate - 2011-08-08 04:51

      @Europhobic: "We didn't invent cars because our body and legs were sufficient to carry us the 2 km to fetch water... If we were unable to run, we would have invented a car. Invention comes from being inferior basically." BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

      AJ - 2011-08-08 05:23

      @Eurocentric, if blacks are not being colonised by a 'white mind' then they are being colonised and manipulated by a black mind anyway, as we see all too often. They stick together like a naive mass who allow themselves to be ripped off by generals and presidents and 'leaders'. They consign themselves to poverty, with liberation a word sung by millions but only lived by the priviledged few. The white mind is, to be frank, the least of your problems. If a large percentage of the population can dissect the words and actions of people like Malema, and still rationalise them, then you have far bigger problems than what you reckon white people are thinking.

      Dominic - 2011-08-08 08:51

      @Eurocentric I've read and reread your comments. I've thought about them and you. Only one interpretation makes sense to me. You're a loser and you're trying to blame anything except yourself. Your problem is personal, not political. You blame apartheid because you're black. You're the same as the white losers who blame affirmative action for their failure. Best that you chose a winner, someone you respect and admire. Read up about them and how they achieved their success and that should give you some clues about how you too can become a winner. Better to try and fail than never to try at all.

      LUTHULIHOUSE - 2011-08-08 09:21

      The relevant heading is suppose to say Johann Rupert and the Oppenhaimer Family minerals Bonanza!

      Eurocentric - 2011-08-08 10:55

      Why have my comments been removed?

      Richard - 2011-08-08 11:12

      @Eurocentric - I'd suggest the ANC moves from the kleptocratacy we currently are back to the democracy that we are supposed to be. Thats for starters, then... All the failed policies based on wishful thinking rather than reality need to be seriously and realistically reassessed. Trash BEE, trash AA and let the best man get the job!!!! Watch commerce and government improve beyond anything we have seen in the last 17 years and see the job creation and economic growth that follows as the bar of service and competence is raised again to an acceptable level. Model our economy on the principles of a free economy such as that instituted by China and again see job creation explode. All the ANC government has brought is a lack of maintenance of existing structures and a general erosion of standards, the inroads they have achieved are not significant if the effects of their misappropriation of funds and general corruption are taken into consideration. We need competent and morally sound governance, strong unrestricted business & burgeoning economy to enable us to address our present day issues effectively. Crying about the past and going on and on about race isnt going to solve the problems we now have. Doing things properly will. Its a pipe dream to believe that our problems can be resolved over night but let me assure you, if you want worse problems than we have now, let government and people continue to entertain notions based on wishful thinking.

      Chika01 - 2011-08-08 14:16

      @ Eurocentric. What do you expect exept that your comments are removed. If you are the one spewing racial slur. Next: WE, yes I said we black white indian South Africans are trying to move past, learn from & overcome the past. You on the other hand are hell bent agains progress, equality and a hope that there might someday be a non racial unified South africa. This is the dream that WE can all share in. OUR country has a bright future if WE decide it does. The Future of OUR country and OUR children rest apon the choices WE make today, your racial outlook is the eveil WE fight against.

      zs5zk - 2011-08-08 14:28

      What Poor??? I Don`t see any 'POOR" hanging out with him and his Thugs.

      Ayoba - 2011-08-08 17:54

      I bet City Press invested 85% of their resources on investigating Malema. Too many rotten eggs out there that can also make the news and which does not care about the poor. I can bet that this coming Sunday He will make the cover page of City Press again. Most possibly Sunday times and M&G as well. Our media is increasing the Malemaphobia pandemic.

  • GTA_Lad - 2011-08-07 11:33

    Well this is a huge surprise isn't it? Never would I have thought juju was doing something dodgy!

      Chika01 - 2011-08-07 12:54

      You know what I love. The way the facts are laid out on after the other. Well done City Press! Refute that you lying thieving coruupt CHOP!!!!!!!!

      squeegeepilot - 2011-08-07 13:17

      Shouldn't the City Press reporters be seconded to the Hawks - seems like they do far better investigations than the police...

      johan - 2011-08-07 13:20


      Enuff - 2011-08-08 09:43

      @Chika01 - I agree! The way City Press has approached this whole thing is commendable! Investigative journalism at its best.

  • Jacques - 2011-08-07 11:34

    lol. I love the way this man is poor. I wish I was as poor as him :P

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  • Nunya - 2011-08-07 11:34

    Oh, you are so busted you fat little crook!!!

      grant9 - 2011-08-07 13:08

      I don't think anything will come of this. Why haven't SARS and the hawks reacted before now? Sadly it's a case of 'if you're conected, you're protected'.

      umlaut - 2011-08-07 13:20

      @grant))))- you are right--the sars guys that will act on this will get fired --the same with the hawks.

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 08:11

      As soon as the Chicken Hawks act on ANY of these "charges", the WHOLE UNIT will be DISBANDONED and a BRAND SPANKING NEW UNIT WILL BE FORMED.... look at what happened to the Scorpions vs Zuma!

      Kent007 - 2011-08-09 18:57

      @Creeky. Yes and new unit will be called the Canaries

  • Syndrome - 2011-08-07 11:38

    If anyone is surprised that Malema is corrupt then they're retarded. Next up, Floyd Shivambu and his corrupt dealings...

      MissUppity - 2011-08-09 15:52

      yeah, and Roux Shabangu too. He's another shrewd bastard

  • croix - 2011-08-07 11:40

    Gwaaahaaahaahaahahahaha! The thick plottens!! Burn, you fat li'l numbskull..................

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 08:11

      The PLOT SICKENS!!

  • Chris - 2011-08-07 11:42

    Zapiro, please draw a pair of burning pants above Malema;s head. You know the one from "Liar, Liar, your pants are on fire".

  • kitchenboy3 - 2011-08-07 11:42

    please tick one of the following excuses: it's apartheids fault it's the bastard agents it's a plot by the third force i'm practising struggle accounting i'm attacking capitalism from within

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:00


      cliffarc - 2011-08-07 12:06

      - I did'nt know stealing taxpayers money, intended for the poor was illegal.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-07 12:17

      F: All of the above?

      squeegeepilot - 2011-08-07 13:18

      Zuma made me do it..

      Captainmorgan - 2011-08-07 15:01

      Julius is actually innocent , City Press is just picking on him under instruction from whites HAHAHAHA

      Henk - 2011-08-09 13:21

      My granny said she would spank me!

  • Greenrain - 2011-08-07 11:44

    Like he is really going to face any prosecution for Tender fraud? This is in our constitution an offence liable for prosecution.... But ja, nothing of course will come of it. And then, when we get the mileage slightly wrong in our logbooks, SARS screws us with major fines!

      Mistypogo - 2011-08-10 10:13

      I think that sars is trying to get out of paying any refunds as they do not have the money due to the anc misusing the funds.

  • Ya Beauty! - 2011-08-07 11:55

    Hehehe our friend looks like he can't get himself out of this one, me thinks Zuma has something to do with this, he wants him out and Juju has no answers don't mess with an old crocodile tea boy...its up to you Nose now and its stinks!!!

      grant9 - 2011-08-07 13:18

      You could be right. Maybe the knives are out for Malema, sadly I doubt it though.

      Jamesons - 2011-08-07 17:28

      My knives are out for him. He has given the ANC such a bad name.

      Vince York - 2011-08-07 23:39

      Maybe the zuma's and the rest of the party elitists have many more and far worse laundry funds (trust funds). Maybe the Mugabe's and Swazi royals laundry funds are also incorporated apart from the Chancellor House laundry trusts.

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 08:14

      Malema's TRUST FUND EXPOSE, has made the REST of the Country AWARE that ALL THE ANC ELITE HAVE TRUST FUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Malema just "let it out the bag"... Included in this are the Mandela's, Sisulu's and Sexwale's........

  • patrickb - 2011-08-07 11:56 comments from: Zizot Poepafricanis Kaklobe Your man appears to support an ideology for "others".

      Stryder - 2011-08-07 14:30

      They are not at work loafing.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-08-07 11:57

    Malema is the new typical face of the new SA black elite - corrupt. forever lieing and only worries about his own pocket. So you poor people - you voted for them, an they steal from you with a smile - how cruel life can be.

      JanTaks - 2011-08-07 13:10

      Macho Mike This is the African way. It will never change.

  • Nigel - 2011-08-07 11:59

    Anyway it seems Juju can do what he likes and that he does!!!... So it's the old saying of if you can't beat them join them... To take the pressure off myself and so I can relax as no one has a constructive argument why he can't do as he pleases and no one has the power to do anything about what he does i'm joining him! Viva Malema, you have my support!

      Kraut - 2011-08-07 13:17

      Stupid troll..kolobe much?

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 13:30

      Kraut, roll another one, inhale deeply and step into the traffic!

      GTA_Lad - 2011-08-07 13:34

      Nigel hates his little bum chum malema being slammed, I'm sure he'd rather do the slamming himself

      demonsofhate - 2011-08-08 05:47

      @Nigel (*double facepalm*)

  • Jack - 2011-08-07 12:00

    Dont stop digging deeper now, Bring out all the bastards.

      umlaut - 2011-08-07 13:24

      Check ALL anc trust funds--how ironic--we call it "trust funds"

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 08:17

      TRUST???????? TRUST is defnitely NOT a PEDI, ZULU or XHOZA word!!! But TRUST FUND IS!!!!

      benjvanniekerk - 2011-08-10 09:53

      The word "corrupt" is not in the pedi-dictionary, so malame thinks it doesnt exist

  • Phil - 2011-08-07 12:00

    Great Journalism ....... fantastic. (If only we didn't know it would all be brushed under the carpet) :-(

      rocketpower - 2011-08-07 12:43

      It will still just be brushed under the carpet. The law in SA only benefits crooks & lawyers.

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:54

      Yes, my point exactly!

      peterwoolfrey - 2011-08-07 13:06

      Can someone tell me whether City Press are a national newspaper.I want to support their mewspapaper and enjoy the ongoingsory..

  • HowardX - 2011-08-07 12:02

    Just goes to show how dimwitted Malema is that he seems to not understand that he owns a share of a company that benefits from privatisation, the exact opposite of the ideology he spouts off about and which he clearly knows nothing about.

      rocketpower - 2011-08-07 12:44

      Dont be ridiculous even Marxists are capitalists at heart.

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 08:18

      Coomunists RELY on Capitalist Money! Cannot function without it....

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 08:19

      Coomunist.... HAHAHAHAHA!!! Should read COON-UNISTS....African word...totally different to a COMMUNIST HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!! (falls off chair)

  • patrickb - 2011-08-07 12:04

    What the difference between Zuma and Malema: One can't keep his zip closed, and the other can't keep his pockets closed.

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:07

      and so what? what did you achieve with that comment, nothing, it wont make a differece, not even slightly amusing

      demonsofhate - 2011-08-08 05:52

      @Nigel Everyone else could ask you exactly the same question...

  • Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:05

    Report Report Report and guess what, so what, what can you do, nothing because EVERYBODY is terrified of Juju and guess what? There is nothing, nada, zilch you can do about it, so suck it up, he's in charge here, not you, not any reporter, not any official, Juju is who is in charge, hurts doesn't it, but it's true!

      patrickb - 2011-08-07 12:15

      Wow Nige, take a chill pill. Scary!

      Grant - 2011-08-07 12:17

      Stick to growing flowers Nigel. Bad only prospers because good men do nothing. The more these things are published, the more attention and comment they attract, the greater the chance of something being done. If you truly accept these depressing sentiments then its time to pack.

      Jacques - 2011-08-07 12:27

      Curious m8, do you like what he does? Do you think he is right?

      Syndrome - 2011-08-07 12:29

      Man, I'm glad you weren't around in World War 2

      rocketpower - 2011-08-07 12:45

      Sad but true. Nobody has the balls to do anything about him.He will probably just get another slap on the wist

      Kraut - 2011-08-07 13:19

      Stupid troll!!!!!

      Johan Grobbelaar - 2011-08-07 13:26

      Hehe,in charge of cell nr 7 as prisoner 12345 at pollsmoor? I remember watching a documentary abt what they do to initiate new inmates..... lol juju vs bubba, pollsmoor prison, coming soon to a tv near u.

      croix - 2011-08-07 13:34

      patrickb - daar's nie pille vir domgeit nie!

      grant9 - 2011-08-07 13:41

      Nigel. Is this the best defence you trolls at Luthuli house can come up with? In a few years time you ANC supporters will have to explain to the youth what went wrong in South Africa. From being a prosperous regional superpower to being another failed African country. My guess is that Malema, Zuma and co will be living quite happily abroad on money they've managed to send offshore.

      umlaut - 2011-08-07 13:43

      Then nigel--you have a lot to tell us that we don't know---How is he in charge? Who is he in charge of? Does he pay people to be in charge? Where is he getting the money from? Is he in charge of awarding illegal tenders? Is he in charge of you? How much is he paying you to write this? Why are people "terrified" of juju--has he threatened other people with death if they don't co-opperate? Is he blackmailing them? Keep on talking/writing nigel...tell are also scared of this guy and his corruption that will be proven--aren't you? Are you sweating of fright thinking of malema and what he will do to you?? or did he promise you a farm?

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 14:00

      @umlaut ....very strange name you have...never mind but ok anyway, i feel perhaps you are hyper ventilating, just lie back, take a real deep breath this time and when you breathe out say Juju, Juju Juju...Repeat until you feel a deep seated "He is my new leader" feeling!

      umlaut - 2011-08-07 17:28

      @nigel again-))) nigel you are scared to talk--tell us --you will eventually--you are the bragging type--you couldn't answer the simple questions--is there a gun to your head- you are in a democratic country--talk -talk- juju will stab you in the back eventually-he is the lying type.

      J.B - 2011-08-08 02:47

      Oh Nigel, you claim to be so intelligent and superior to the rest on this forum, but when asked a few simple questions to justify your comments you resort to abuse. I reckon you are one of the many business people that have made sizeable 'donations' to the Ratanang Trust - the truth is hurting. Sh*t scred now Nigel - you should be the one worried... chump!

  • BigAl - 2011-08-07 12:11

    The world sees all this corruption with Malema and his friends and the ANC top dogs, so where will it get us??? I will tell you; cut off from the world of business and investment, be honest would you invest here in SA "NO" so it's goodnight SA (Zim 2) will the last one out please turn the lights out.

      Ndlovu - 2011-08-07 14:02

      We alraedy started to desinvest!!! since about 7 months! Others did it as well or will follow. Thereafter Malema can share the scrap!

      Jamesons - 2011-08-07 17:41

      It's sad, it will take a couple of years for investors to come and invest here to create jobs. Thanks you ANC for not shutting little JUJU up. now all South Africans have to suffer.

  • Hamilton Ngwenya - 2011-08-07 12:13

    He is rolling in taxpayers' dough and taking the his poor followers for a ride. He should time cos he's doing crime.

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:31

      So who's going to do it? C'mon, get real no one else is!

      Slive - 2011-08-07 12:44

      nigel, you are such a TWAT

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:53

      Slive...very constructive!

      johan - 2011-08-07 15:10


      Nigel - 2011-08-07 16:28

      Oh Johan...what are you on about, go on wipe your mouth, the drivel is making you look silly!

      J.B - 2011-08-08 02:50

      @ Nigel - like all your comments thus far have been constructive?? You my friend, are a wanker!

      Creeky - 2011-08-08 08:48

      Nigel should change his NIC to "NOBBY-NO-MATES"

      chris white - 2011-08-08 09:56

      @J.B & @Creeky - Jealousy gets you no where - ha

      J.B - 2011-08-08 10:20

      @ Chris white - please explain what I'm jealous of?

  • Captainmorgan - 2011-08-07 12:19

    Malema's skills as a fraudster far out-weigh his skills as a carpenter!!

  • Reaperman - 2011-08-07 12:21

    Two words... Asset forfeiture :)

  • Alexi - 2011-08-07 12:22

    heres an interestin thought , what do his voters n followers think ? i would love to hear there thoughts ???

  • Philip - 2011-08-07 12:22

    Looks like Malema is untouchable. Every body Including Zuma and the Hawks are sh*t scared of him

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 13:11

      Yes, welcome to reality!!! He is the Man until proven otherise, ask Ernst Roets how a being made a complete fool of feels!

  • kitchenboy3 - 2011-08-07 12:24

    let's just spare a thought for all the deluded malema supporters out there, they believed when i spoke about mines, he meant gold mines coal mines etc, when i actuall fact he was saying: it's MINE all MINE

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 13:12


  • Sinudeity - 2011-08-07 12:31

    Everyone is falling for the malema smokescreen. 1st time his lifestyle was raised as an issue, he started singing 'Shoot the boer'. Now, his lifestyle being in the limelight again, he wants to 'overthrow' Botswana, and his big push on nationalisation. The ANC is 'reprimanding' him for his Botswana comments, no mention of his lifestyle, involvement in tenders, or tenderpreneuring.

  • Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:36

    @Grant, i'd love to grow flowers, i hope so one day, so Grant what can you personally do? nothing, i knew it(...Patrickb, chill pill, sure which one, scary you say, nothing as scary as what's to come in the coming years...that's what I believe!

      umlaut - 2011-08-07 13:52

      Ah nigel--there you go again--your big mouth has just told us what we wanted to know--you know of his plans to overthrow zuma and take the presidency "in the coming years"-- So guess what,-- the state security is now going to pay you a visit and you are going to tell them EVERYTHING...aren't you little blabbering boy??

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 13:59

      @umlaut ....very strange name you have...never mind but ok anyway, i feel perhaps you are hyper ventilating, just lie back, take a real deep breath this time and when you breathe out say Juju, Juju Juju...Repeat until you feel a deep seated he is my new leader feeling!

  • Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:43

    @Jacques... No I hate the idea that no one has a better argument, absolutely no one! Just moaning and belittling! But the truth is I have yet to see someone who has access to media who can present a better argument...So what if the investors stop investing, how does that affect the position or vote of the no hope person who Malema targets? It's a joke, those who are in the position to speak out whether it be business or opposing politicians or anyone, No one has come out with a better argument, so for now Malema is the man!!!

      Sinudeity - 2011-08-07 12:45


      Reaperman - 2011-08-07 13:07

      Hey nige...not to shabby, hey? Carlo,tito..errm....mario? Bet you just feel like mr. silly right now, huh? :) ps. Sinudeity, nice read ;)

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 13:20

      @Sinudeity...i liked the problem, it does not wash with a Malema supporter, that's whose vote does one change that...not with clever numbers, keep it simple and if there genuinely is something in it for them in the coming arguments one might be in with a chance

      J.B - 2011-08-08 02:55

      @Nigel - you can't vote for someone who is in jail. His supporters don't decide whether he is guilty or not of corruption.

      CM - 2011-08-10 09:12

      I love it how there is always 1 "thumbs up" next to all of Nigel's comments, wonder who that is.

  • rory - 2011-08-07 12:49

    Contracts at any level of Government are generally big money and are thus extremely attractive to people whose interests are mostly focussed on themselves rather than on the wider community. The best anti-dote to this social illness is complete transparency in all government activities like the awarding and subsequent management of contracts for example. Therefore it is hardly surprising that "the confidential contract with On-Point was a requirement for any firm that wanted to benefit from projects overseen by the project management unit that the company manages".

  • Johann65 - 2011-08-07 12:49

    I think it is time for a tax payers holiday

  • manas - 2011-08-07 12:49

    We honestly need to assassinate this Malema guy. This guy is crippling our country and we need to put him down and all those ANC corrupt officials. These evil people are putting our lives in ruins. We must come together poor, millionaires, black, racist white, academics and patriots. Let's start an assassination club of South Africa and kill all these silly people. The time for dialogue and long talks is over, time for militant approach. g our country and we need to put him down and all those ANC corrupt officials. These evil people are putting our lives in ruins. We must come together poor, millionaires, black, racist white, academics and patriots. Let's start an assassination club of South Africa and kill all these silly people. The time for dialogue and long talks is over, time for militant approach.

  • Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:50

    @Slive, gee that really hurt, coming from a nobody! Wake up to Juju your new leader or give a constructive reason why he cannot be!

      Sinudeity - 2011-08-07 12:56

      Your new leader perhaps.

  • Nigel - 2011-08-07 12:58

    I'm pushing your buttons so instead of pushing your little thumbs down button at everything I say which amuses me anyway and confirms to me you have nothing constructive to add, please come up with something constructive as to why Juju cant and wont go on as he pleases or join him because right now no one can beat him!

      J.B - 2011-08-08 02:59

      But Nigel - you're the one posting comment after comment - all of which have been completely off the topic at hand and only to get a rise out of people. Please go play in the sandpit, in fact why don't you dig a deep hole while you're at it and bury yourself. The country will be better for it.

  • Rod - 2011-08-07 12:59

    Where are the coments from those ignorant fools from europe, America and other places who protested against SA in the 70's and 80's. We did not want majority rule because we were afraid of exactly the likes of Malema, Magabe and Zuma. Lets face it the system was seriously flawed but was it worse than this. Come on, lets govern so we can look forward to a better future for all, not just the few who takes advantage of the past.

  • limpie - 2011-08-07 13:01

    Is this something that we should report to the NATIONAL ANTI CORRUPTION department? They say that it is illegal not to report it. is it somebody else's job to do this???

  • Eurocentric - 2011-08-07 13:02

    What the white people in this day and age keep doing, is pointing to individuals and the ANC government which makes up about 0.00001% of the country and they have been in power for only 17 years. The white people continue to look at the people at the bottom IN ISOLATION, instead of putting everything IN CONTEXT and realise that they are at the bottom because others have oppressed and subjugated them. You also have to look at the FLIP SIDE OF THIS OPPRESSION AND SUBJUGATION. White people have UNJUSTLY BENEFITED WHICH MEANS THAT THEY HAVE to be considered in the equation when talking about racial justice and equality. BOTTOM LINE: WHEN TALKING ABOUT RACIAL JUSTICE AND EQUALITY, ONE HAS TO LOOK AT BOTH SIDES OF THE EQUATION.

      Sinudeity - 2011-08-07 13:10

      White people problems - I was just typing ‘ooh fun’ into my iPhone and it auto corrected to ‘pooh gun'.

      Reaperman - 2011-08-07 13:14

      @Euro.....dude, you are so wrong...would you like some cheese with you whine? maybe some salt and vinegar for that chip on your shoulder? Get of your lazy bums and do some work.... you'll be surprised by what can be achieved. You guys make me wanna puke with your "oh I am so disadvantaged crap"!!!!

      limpie - 2011-08-07 13:26

      Don’t think they were colonized by us racist white Europeans. What did the blacks do to the SAN people when they started to colonize SA? Pay them for the land??? If you are not a SAN descendent then you are a colonist just like me, but with fewer brain cells.

      limpie - 2011-08-07 13:34

      Sorry, the "they" that I am referring to in the first sentence is the wonderful countries we call Ethiopia and Liberia.

      william.botha - 2011-08-07 19:57

      Eurocentric, once again Malema, Mugabe and in the past Idi Amin and others like yourself proves why it is important to remember why Apartheid came to be. Because of your mentality. The apartheid era was social evolution. Are you once again going to prove that it is impossible to live with the likes of yourself and your commie tjommies?

      Carmen - 2011-08-07 20:41

      Exactly look at both sides, look at the white side then look at the black side and guess what we are back where we started no where. If we all work together what a beautiful country this would be. We all have our faults but we all have our strong points and together just IMAGINE what we could do!

  • Boxxer - 2011-08-07 13:05

    Government will do nothing because if they point a finger at Malema four others will be pointing back at them.

  • - 2011-08-07 13:09

    i love Karma!

  • CPII - 2011-08-07 13:26

    …and the malema troop still barks in the hills. Hark! sez Nigel, pay attention…and the lion yawns and continues to sleep, undisturbed.

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 16:30

      yip, spot on!

  • Nigel - 2011-08-07 13:33

    I regret and I and I do apologise, I just suggested to @Kraut that it inhales deeply and steps into the traffic, I fear my advice will be taken!

      trevor06 - 2011-08-07 13:58

      Nigel u a character dude! I'm seriously picturing some fat f**k, sitting with a KG of ice-cream, a whole chicken in one hand, and Malema's knob in the other! You are turning these comment discussions into a joke! You say your attention span is limited? these comments make you yawn? I think it is YOU who should inhale and step into traffic! Just run on home, and get mommy to tuck you in with your teddy called Malema!!!

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 14:09

      trevor06 I do worry about your imagination...i think you are projecting and infact i think i can hear your name being called, what time is your bed time, i hope teddy is there waiting for you...

      trevor06 - 2011-08-07 14:11

      HAHAHA! Nigel u an A-class douschebag, and i cant believe for someone who went to Weston, you even talking the way you are! And you live in Cape Town right? Support the DA? So then why you even commenting? HAHAHA LOSER dude , seriously!!!

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 14:16

      trevor06...touchy tarbrush you hold! you assume too much! Viva Malema!

  • Manxa - 2011-08-07 13:46

    Malema has a big mouth so they really have to investigate him. If this was done by someone else say 'Thabo Mbeki' Malema would be talking about it none stop, to the media and everyone who cares to listen.

  • Ndlovu - 2011-08-07 13:58

    I love him!!!! He opens the eyes of many people in this most beautiful country of the world! He is teaching us to realise the "honesty" of some of our politicians and theire hard battle against the poverty... I mean theire own "poverty"

      trevor06 - 2011-08-07 14:04

      Ndlovu have you heard of the Kansas city shuffle? Its when someone does something on the right, for the purpose of hiding whats going on, in the left! this is going on right now, and Malema is so obviously doing this for his own benefit!?! how can one not see this, educated or not ?!?! it just baffles the mind!!!

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 14:11

      trevor06 I know it's nearly your teddy time but just quickly, Ndlovu has a point even he doesn't really, at least he believes in it more than card go on home!

      trevor06 - 2011-08-07 14:23

      ha ha ha, Nigel , please read the comment i made before you lambast me and others for a valid opinion!!! Did i leave any hint of anger, racism or anything to down Ndlovu's comment? I'm giving him, and others reading ( which is the point of these forums )my comment on this situation! Wat is your mission on news24? or here? is this making your day by arguing frivolous comments about others? How can you not be concerned with what is happening ? Even though this forum probably isn't going to make a difference, don't you feel you'd rather try be part of the solution???just take a chill pill and relax

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 14:27

      trevor06 you have lost me, i'm shuffling cards

      J.B - 2011-08-08 03:05

      Geeze Nigel, you really aren't the sharpest tool in the shed are you? Just a tool I suspect.

      chris white - 2011-08-08 10:08

      @J.B I see you have it in for Nigel, however you seem to be coming across as a buffoon, do your parents know you are online - scary

      J.B - 2011-08-08 10:25

      @chris white - I am merely going through the comments and can't seem to find a thread which Nigel hasn't left some idiotic comment on. As for me coming across as a bafoon... it's most likely because you can't understand anything intellectual. I, unlike yourself most likely, do not need my parents consent to be online - scary. One day when you're all grown up you will understand. Until such time, get a life - TWAT.

  • Mad Dog - 2011-08-07 14:05

    How about an explanation from the President?? Hey Zuma! Out with it! Or are you not a civil servant?

  • Eurocentric - 2011-08-07 14:07

    White people have a problem with the word overprivileged. It draws attention to the fact that there's a flip side of oppression. We tend to talk about the people on the bottom of the food chain ("underprivileged" black people) without paying any attention to those at the top. They are at the top because of racial oppression and subordination. If the word "overprivileged" existed, people would be wise to the fact that justice needs to take place and drastic steps need to be taken to achieve racial equity and justice

      Sinudeity - 2011-08-07 14:10

      A copy-paste commentator?

      william.botha - 2011-08-07 20:00

      Gosh, I just saw the light. Indeed I lead a privileged life. I privileged myself. Damn I'm so bad.

  • Eurocentric - 2011-08-07 14:07

    Here’s the problem (not for the white man though) with the word “underprivileged”: It's PASSIVE. The black people at the bottom of the economic food chain are the OPRESSSED. They are down there because of oppression. This is why the term "less fortunate" infuriates me. It simply disregards the history of racial subordination and oppression and says that we are "unlucky. It removes the context

      Nigel - 2011-08-07 14:22

      stop being boring

      william.botha - 2011-08-07 20:28

      Tell me Eurocentric, with all your wisdom. Who privileged the first white man? I got some cool hints for you. Privileges are for pussies, real men empower themselves.

  • Mad Dog - 2011-08-07 14:08

    15 years!

  • Mad Dog - 2011-08-07 14:11

    How about transferring all journalists to the police force? They do a great job! Public/private cooperation.

  • Nigel - 2011-08-07 14:29

    Thank-you Thank-you, it's been a lot of FUN but as it stands I see Juju as Kingpin and their aint nothing you or anybody can do about it! So you go Juju, Viva!

  • Johan - 2011-08-07 14:39

    And why am I not surprised ?

  • renesongs - 2011-08-07 14:41

    Julius - You said that you could account for every cent of your money. But you were lying again. It's time to come clean son and confess to your crimes.