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Shots fired outside Malema's home

2012-03-01 07:14

Polokwane - Shots were fired outside the home of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema in his hometown Seshego, after it was announced he had been expelled from the ANC, Limpopo police said early on Thursday morning.

The shooting apparently happened late on Wednesday evening after two groups threw stones at each other outside Malema's home, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

Apparently Malema's security staff, in protecting his home, fired warning shots into the air.

There were also allegations that one of the groups had also fired shots.

Under control

"The situation is under control. We have managed to convince both parties, after we explained to them the consequences thereof if they continued, serious action will have to taken by police," said Mulaudzi.

The groups dispersed and police were patrolling the area. No one was injured.

Mulaudzi said police were investigating.

Earlier, it was reported that Malema was in his hometown with about 500 people having gathered outside, reportedly in support, as the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC) chairperson Derek Hanekom announced late on Wednesday evening that Malema has been expelled from the party.

He was found guilty of sowing divisions in the party by comparing the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma unfavourably to former president Thabo Mbeki's. He also made statements on bringing about regime change in Botswana, at an ANC Youth League press conference on July 31, 2011.

Malema was further found guilty of propagating racism or political intolerance for his utterances, at an election rally in Galeshewe, Kimberley in May 2011, saying that whites should be treated as criminals for stealing land from blacks.

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Comments
  • John - 2012-03-01 07:21

    Upsss..... ANCYL(A) and ANCYL(B) meet at Seshego 0:0....penalties expected soon.

      Frank - 2012-03-01 07:36

      Group A have been receiving handouts from Malema, Group B haven't. It's a pity none of the stones hit that thieving piece of crap.

      procold2 - 2012-03-01 09:03

      spot on frank, maybe it still will as soon as his security staff leave as he can no longer afford them

  • Paul - 2012-03-01 07:25

    I still think this guy would be a nobody if it weren't for the press. Nobody would know who he was or what he said or anything. The press resurrect this guy each time but nothing happens about tax audits or corruption scandals or anything.

  • Paul - 2012-03-01 07:26

    I just 'liked' my own story so I could that 300 times and be like Malema...

      JohhnyBGood - 2012-03-01 08:51

      Hahahahah. I like that !!!

  • evdwesthuizen1 - 2012-03-01 07:47

    Pity the shots were not aimed at him! Bloody Agent!

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-03-01 07:48

    It will be good riddance to this piece of crap, pity those damn shots fired missed that bubblebutt malema

      Quintin - 2012-03-01 08:22

      malema incompatent malema anc hooligans!!!!!you are a discrase to your beautiful country!!!!!

  • Moeti - 2012-03-01 07:56

    Malema is time to move take it lyk man

  • Rainbow - 2012-03-01 08:36

    The ANC and its support base have had enough of him. My collegue and his friends ( Anc supporters)say he deserved what he got. ANC supporters are very staunch in their support of he governing party and as malema's main support base is unenployed criminals that cause havoc in the townships the populace ( anc supporters) would sooner be rid of him . Certainly his expulsion will be a great step in taking this country forwards and boosting foreign investments. Lets hope the ANC will do the right thing and follow through with it. They have a long way to go in restoring our faith in their governing abilities but with moves like this ,more effort in rooting out corruption and mismanagment and if they, adopt a non racist attitude, and begin to employ people with the right qualifications and abilities ( to govern a country) from all race groups they just may one day.

  • Sean - 2012-03-01 08:36

    I am happy he is expelled. He is a racist and does not represent what south africa has become today!

  • ronelwewege - 2012-03-01 08:42

    Stealing land from the blacks? We bought the land, we dont just take!!! Wake up and start living for the future!!

      pelmane.mulongo - 2012-03-01 09:16

      Who told you you did buy it? Come on... is it necessary to remind you that your forefathers forcefully drove away the blacks that were living on it? Check your history knowledge, please. I do not agree with Malema or any other racist and discriminatory actions by the ANC or any one else, but the facts are there and cannot be changed: Europeans invaded Africa and forcefully grabbed land from black africans. I am under the unfortunate impression that your science of history is very limited. Yet, as you say, people should start living in the future. You are right. The future for South Africa is the one that allows every citizen, whatever their color or race, to benefit equally from opportunities and ressources the country has to offer.

      pelmane.mulongo - 2012-03-01 09:20

      By the way, I am also happy that Malema has been expelled. It was long overdue. Racism does not pay. Neither does ill-discipline, disrespect for elders or any other people...

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-01 09:29

      @pelmane, yes "our" forefathers did drive you off land, but be honest, you drove the orignal inhabitants off land too... Let's rather focus of WHAT is happening with the land RIGHT NOW! Once you realise that the food on your table comes from that land then we can sit down and find an amicable way forward that will benefit EVERYONE..

      ronelwewege - 2012-03-01 09:29

      pelmane, I agree with you 100% I am just so tired of living in the past, why should we get stucked there, we're suppose to move on and make things better, become better people but we cannot do that if people get taught to hate!

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-03-01 08:44

    I wonder if he will form his own party or join another party. Are there any other parties that can afford Johnny Blue and Moet every day. Or just become a cattle farmer with his 23 head of cattle.We have Farmer Brown Chicken and we could have Farmer Juluis Rump steak

  • Johan - 2012-03-01 08:46

    "I will die for what I believe in." "Shots fired outside Malema's home" We can only hope....

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-01 08:58

    CHAOS!!!!DISASTER!!!!=MALEMA!!!!

  • Nigel - 2012-03-01 09:02

    he said he would die supporting Zuma, ok lets see him put his money (all R 50 mil) where his mouth is.

  • butch.poulter - 2012-03-01 09:06

    ANC cant even discipline their own without showing some form of weakness. And hes got another 40 days to appeal. What a joke.

  • Adam - 2012-03-01 09:14

    I agree that the media created him. He is an insecure nutcase that enjoyed his power trip and point of attention. He didn't even represent what he preached. I don't agree with this idea that South Africa is suddenly a fair and equal country though, so many black people live in terrible conditions and the truth is that most of the land is owned by whites. That doesn't mean I support Malema or his barbaric methods in bringing fourth that fact. His concern was not the people, he used the facts of the matter for his own selfishness.

  • Collen - 2012-03-01 09:29

    "no one was injured" - really, I saw a cat getting three punches in the video :).

      Barefoot - 2012-03-01 12:13

      Tough lot 'm tellin ya Chuck Norris has nothin on Malema supporters

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-03-01 09:30

    Sorry to say chaps, the violence that followed the announcement kinda shows us where the crime and criminals stem from... Malema devotees?

  • Simon - 2012-03-01 10:10

    One never fires warning shots "into the air". There is no way of knowing where the bullet will end up, and it could harm or kill someone. Warning shots should only be fired inso soft ground.

      Simon - 2012-03-01 10:11

      oops..... into

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