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Zuma is 'the devil on earth'

2012-09-26 10:00

Polokwane - President Jacob Zuma has turned into the “devil on earth” in the manner in which he deals with his political opponents, expelled Youth League secretary general Sindiso Magaqa has said.

Magaqa addressed more than 2 000 people who gathered at a small community hall in Polokwane for a vigil on Tuesday night to support embattled former Youth League leader Julius Malema.

He said Malema's political and legal troubles began when the Youth League firebrand publicly lashed Zuma for turning black economic empowerment into Zuma economic empowerment where only close family members benefited from state coffers.

"We have supported President Zuma. We have made President Zuma to be the most good leader. If you speak to comrade Zuma you would really say I have met Christ on earth.

"But when he does things you can really confirm that I have met [the] devil on earth," said Magaqa to applause from the audience who were mostly made up of young people.

Magaqa said Malema's problems began when he publicly lashed ANC leaders for enriching their families through political connections and in particular Zuma's nephew and Aurora mine director Khulubuse Zuma.

"His [Malema] problems started when [he] talked about Khulubuse [Zuma] and the crew. It’s where the problems started. Then we are talking about discipline by people who lack a moral high ground.

"We can't be told about discipline. You must not talk left and walk right. How are you going to tell us about discipline when you are not disciplined yourself?
"The ANC is like an ocean, you must never worry about, it has a way of cleaning itself,” said Magaqa.

He accused the ANC of trying to intimidate Malema and the Youth League, by telling them to toe the line or face expulsion from the ruling party.

Magaqa ridiculed Zuma's allies, in particular Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe for abusing political and State resources with Zuma to fight political battles.

"We are here being charged by the most corrupt people. People who have benefited billions and billions from the government, who have corrupted the government, their kids and the only things that are not corrupt in their families are their dogs and chickens," said Magaqa.

He added that if Malema and others were suspended by former president Nelson Mandela they would have not have questioned the motives of the ANC leadership, but this was different under Zuma.

Away with the shower


Earlier in the evening young people had started trickling in, some still wearing school uniforms.

By 19:30 the Nirvana Civic Centre in Polokwane filled fast as buses, taxis and private cars lined Landdros Mare Street with loads of Malema supporters. Most were school children and teenagers.

It was rumoured that the vigil would be addressed by Malema, which attracted a lot of media attention, but it did not happen.

Suspended Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu left shortly after he arrived and greeted supporters.

They arrived in buses and taxis, from all corners of the Limpopo province. By 23:00 more than 2 000 people packed the hall to its rafters with Malema's supporters singing wildly at the top of their voices.

Most of the songs were anti-Zuma. Some wore shirts in support of a Kgalema Motlanthe presidency.

Others waved placards, saying: "Bring Back Malema," "hands off Malema, away with the shower" and "Zuma uses the NPA to fight Malema".

They composed a song likening Zuma to a "pig that eats its own children", a reference to remarks made by Malema in a speech.

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Comments
  • darryl.maze1 - 2012-09-26 10:10

    You ANCYL never know what you want. First you wanted Mbeki and for a while you were happy. Then he did something and you all toi toied for Zuma, even willing to die for Zuma. You got him into power. You want to nationalise mines and because he has said no, you are unhappy and dont want him. Seriously you ANCYL and the ANCV dunno what you want. All you want is the wealth and high life. Get over it

      Desilusionada - 2012-09-26 10:44

      Yep you are quite correct. And wealth, high life thing as well. Especially with the JM example held forth. What quite clear now is that if they are right and Zuma is so bad and Mbeki was wrong, WHY did it take them so long to discover this? They tell all and sundry that they are soooo clever what with them young and full of ideas etc, yet it takes them all this time to get to a place where they vocally express their opinion against the corruption, nepotism et al. OBTW the DA, some black people, some white people, other writers/journalists, organizations, own ANC cadres, other spokes people etc have been saying this since just post-Mandela i.e. long before these ANCYLs had this Damascus experience. Says a lot for their perception, insight and forward thinking. And their ability to be future leaders of this country........

      mulalo.ludalo - 2012-09-26 17:32

      i might as well agree with you , and i do disagree with ANCYL toward chasing mbeki and the so called nationalizing on mines, but i do agree with ANCYL with the mind of chasing ZUMA out Of ANC

      B.b. - 2012-09-27 07:39

      To be young in age or to be an ANCYL members doesn't guarantee u as a good future leader. So please stop decieving us. U r all power hungry. U tasted any work experience just like us. We've studied hard and now we r working for our families without anybody's assistance. Go to hell. Tell people of SA the truth that in order to survive in this world u don't have to vote only, but after voting u must work very hard to enrich ur family and urself as an individual

      alf.pop - 2012-09-27 08:40

      Just a pity that they never followed through with the "Willing to die for Zuma" slogan, but its not too late for the Youth League to practice what they preach! Let their leaders show them how to die, i.e. bungie jump0ing without the bungie, base jumping of Ponte without a shoot etc.!

  • petra.godfrey3 - 2012-09-26 10:15

    Mr Botha you were so right !This is the" Circus of the world!"Disgrace and absolute insane!! We are living in the "DARK AFRICA" -S GOD FORSAKEN COUNRTY WITH NO HUMAN RESPECT OR LOVE FOR THE COUNTRY OR THEIR POEPLE, ON THE RAOD TO NOWHERE!LAWLESSNESS IS AT THE ORDER OF THE DAY! ONE THING IS FOR SURE-AND THAT IS THAT THE DEVIL IS RUNNING WILD EVERYWHERE IN OUR BEAUTIFUL SOUTH-AFRICA!GOD BE WITH ALL HIS RIGHTSEOUS PEOPLE!

      customdesign - 2012-09-26 10:34

      Sheesh no need to shout

      junebugg.kinte - 2012-09-26 11:01

      Botha is just another dictator I wouldnt take anything serious said by him, typical African leader

      iansread - 2012-09-26 13:20

      u got a caps lock problem there? Why the screaming?

      junebugg.kinte - 2012-09-26 13:36

      @Holdanigono and @iansread do not Judge this man, he is frustrated and expressing his emotions lol lmao

      heathway.master - 2012-09-27 08:58

      The ANCYL and its past and present leaders are actually "The Devil on the earth". They make out Malema to be the squeakiest clean of them all, yet he has no honesty, ethics, or a single decent human quality. He is the pig feeding off all the scraps thrown down by overfull politicians. A man who failed woodwork class has accumulated more than 60 million in his private trust account through fraud, corruption, money laundering, tender kickbacks and every imaginable dishonest and illegal practice. This man with the morals of an alley cat, is now being made out to be the saviour of the poor, while busy destroying hundreds of thousands of jobs, while following his stated objective as defender of the oppressed. The masses unfortunately are going to tread the road of mass poverty and mass unemployment by their unmitigated stupidity, and political and economic naivety. Once the poverty bites, then it will obviously be every other citizen’s fault, as well as Apartheids fault off-course, and never ever the short sightedness, greed and entitlement attitude of the ignorant masses.

  • richard.bosmano - 2012-09-26 10:17

    Utter tonsils this lot. They were prepared to "kill for "the devil on earth"". To hell (the new RSA?) with them then .

      heathway.master - 2012-09-27 09:09

      Well at least one the most unexplained phrases "Economic Freedom" as so favoured by Malema has finally been spelt out to me by call INS on local radio stations. It stands for Nationalization of all the countries mines and industries with no compensation, taking over all commercial farms with no compensation, and the complete re-distribution of all wealth from the rich to the poor. Truly magnificent Malema with you tremendous foresight, and the best of luck once you have produced a South Africa true to your messiah and godly like vision. You are truly a man of the times, and will always be remembered for the salvation of SA and the creator of “Economic Freedom” for the oppressed masses. A road to everlasting wealth and privilege based on the “Give me for nothing and zero effort” principle.

  • Brad - 2012-09-26 10:17

    "But when he does things you can really confirm that I have met [the] devil on earth" So HE'S the man who carries a fork...you know...the guy who cooks people.

  • sj.fourie.56 - 2012-09-26 10:18

    Hipocrits n atheists. Comparing a human to Christ is blesphemy. Unbelievable. Should be shamed. But obviously u believe in ur ancestor crap. Blah. Blah. Blah.

      loki.scribus - 2012-09-26 12:07

      At least we can spell.

      motlagoilwe.dintoe - 2012-09-26 13:10

      @sj. Just as much as you worship the likes of De La Rey and others, u believe in crap too but pretend you are all righteous. Hypocrite, nnnxx, gaaaa, siesssss!.

  • hlgiorgino - 2012-09-26 10:21

    This is true but Juju is his son.

  • Brad - 2012-09-26 10:21

    "We have supported President Zuma. We have made President Zuma to be the most good leader. If you speak to comrade Zuma you would really say I have met Christ on earth." Didn't they say they would rule until JESUS comes?! I can't decide if this is good news or bad news...

      emilyjane.elson - 2012-09-26 12:41

      Blasphemy! How arrogant can they be thinking they're some form of God.. Wtf??

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-09-26 10:22

    i must say dat i'm very proud of FYL for keeping de ball rolling... ASIJIKI

      iansread - 2012-09-26 13:16

      Clearly you are from Limpopo in a school with no text books. You can't even spell hahahaaaaaaaa

  • gieljam.gomtor - 2012-09-26 10:22

    Looks as if the forces of darkness are really beginning to devour themselves demons attacking one another in public none can be believed or trusted.

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-26 10:23

    Eish.....These idiots must be taught a lesson!

  • roiyen - 2012-09-26 10:23

    And what do you call yourself and your comrade Malema, Magaqa given that you are 100times worse than Zuma?

  • phizaphizpop.thindisa - 2012-09-26 10:23

    Ayeye JZ

  • bennie.kruger.5 - 2012-09-26 10:23

    So they dont really have a problem with Stealing , they have a problem not being included in the stealing.- APE

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-26 10:27

      Of course there's no problem with stealing. It's in the genes.

      tw2066 - 2012-09-26 10:37

      Sure Irene, it's the iron and steel business. ANCs Sexwahle is into iron, while Zipper and kids like to steal!

  • Perfume5 - 2012-09-26 10:23

    These are the same that sang they would die for Zuma, kill for Zuma, and now that Malema is being charged, the song has now changed to "kill Zuma" and "Zuma is the devil on earth" - the mind boggles. So they have decided to wear Kgalema t-shirts, the minute he does something wrong or rises up against Malema, they will be asking for his head as well.

  • jonas.mbedzi - 2012-09-26 10:30

    Zuma is selfish y can't he stepdown in peace

      jurie.nel.3 - 2012-09-26 10:40

      Because if he does, he runs the risk of facing 700+ criminal charges.

      customdesign - 2012-09-26 10:40

      He is way better than Malema, you forget it was he who brokered peace in KZN when there was strife between the Zulus and the Xhosa. I am not a fan, but I cannot think of a better alternative in the ANC at this point. Malema is bent on destroying this country.

      dlongwana.monwabisi - 2012-09-26 14:37

      Stepdown for what moron

      B.b. - 2012-09-27 07:08

      Obviously Zuma is in peace. He has never called on anybody with such names. All the labels that the FYL has attached to him belongs to Malema. He is quiet and not saying anything to anyone. Even to the artists who drew him naked, he has never said anything to them because he is not attentive to trivial things. When a wise person argues with a fool, then two fools are arguing.

  • mavivi.ntshongwana - 2012-09-26 10:31

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ANC is full of comedians and morons.

      heini.botes - 2012-09-26 11:17

      @Mavivi....to call them morons is a actual insult to real morons, they can only be described as imbeciles!

  • nekhumbe.maxwell - 2012-09-26 10:32

    Do we give the man five fingers or a middle one

  • mavivi.ntshongwana - 2012-09-26 10:33

    I cannot wait for Mangaung to see these fools fighting over leadership.

      heini.botes - 2012-09-26 11:13

      "The world will know peace once the power of love overtakes the love of power" Be strong brother, we will survive this as well!

      lizette.wilsenach - 2012-09-26 15:03

      The Triumph of Right over Might

  • desmond.drake.1 - 2012-09-26 10:33

    I thought he will rule until Jesus comes back, now he is the devil

  • tw2066 - 2012-09-26 10:34

    Haha, gotta laugh. The ANC now see what they were like as a revolutionary party. Bet they would like to do a Verwoerd and ban these rsols. What goes around comes around, but this time they can't blame "appetite"... Zipper deserves his youth and the youth deserve their Zipper that they installed as the supreme leader. And for the rest of us, this good entertainment.

  • lucas.chingonzo - 2012-09-26 10:34

    Devil on earth kwakwakwakwakwakwa

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-09-26 10:43

    If ever the devil gets happy is when Julius and his supporters go on the rampage. The devils son and the rest of his clan. What do you actually see when you see this mob at work. A bunch on uneducated hooligans with nothing better to do with their lives than support a thief. I say uneducated because any body who can read and has an active brain can see through Julius. His time is neigh, in actual fact it is past his time. Most of todays youth are lazy and enthusiasm to do something with their lives......these are the free loaders. They want you to supply them with a job, must be well paid, short working hours, and lots of time off. They want transport (a car) to be given to them as well as a house to stay in) Should I go on.....too depressing now you know why business does not want this arrogant lot.

      thelize.deantoniis - 2012-09-27 10:55

      A MOB IS ORGANIZED IN THEIR ORGANIZED CRIMES.. SO DIFFERENT FROM THESE SATAN-LOVERS. SEEMS A LOT OF WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE.. IF EVER POSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE THEMSELVES

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-26 10:57

    Kids will be kids. Zuma is shopping in New York and doesn't care about what is happening here because it is all going just as he had planned.

  • xozamandi - 2012-09-26 10:58

    this is the same thing that happened to Zuma during Mbeki's rule, he fought his battles with the so called scorpions, now Zuma is fighting his with the NPA, really what goes around it comes around...

  • christina.setloboko - 2012-09-26 11:00

    If Zuma is the devil on earth, then you lot are little irritating demons NXA -

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-26 11:03

    useless idiots again led by uninformed idiots, idiot + idiot = lunatic

      heini.botes - 2012-09-26 11:14

      Hehe, enjoyed your post! Be strong fellow brother

  • ashley.stroebel - 2012-09-26 11:04

    Anglo strike 35000??? now this circus??? Hey whats that in the distance.....far away leaving??? o its the investors...............SA WTF

  • dycod - 2012-09-26 11:08

    wasting yo energy and emotions on something you not sure of,i think its stupidity, huk up a white-spy to be inside to know what is really going on bcz we also tired of yo lame comments about Malema...wise white ppl hu knows da history of south Africa prior 1994 are silent waiting 4 the outcomes of this modern politics,fools are busy misleading people with hypocritic information,,,,weak.weak.weak.weak....try again next tym (after u read government and politics in SA,fourth edition 2011.editor: Albert Venter|Chris Landsberg)

  • sethole.mangope - 2012-09-26 11:22

    ANC is at it again,creating another millionairs.How do you explain the millions Juju accumulated in 4yrs time.

  • lynne.barker.7 - 2012-09-26 11:24

    These fools were ALL his disciples a few months ago. Now they change their story. TREASON pure and simple

  • thereevos - 2012-09-26 11:25

    This is a joke and if there any blacks out there who are reading this how would you feel voting for a white and black government combined as opposed to just another black government that that has been dragging not just their own party into the ground through their corrupt endeavors,stealing from the people,non delivery but also bring the country down with it because they just plain and simply don't have the know how,how to run a business properly let alone a country where millions depend on it.if the country was run properly,crime dealt with efficiently people would be happy.unions need to be hung as they half the problem of our crippling economy.what you think ,good idea or not!!

      thereevos - 2012-09-26 12:48

      Sib-don't be a plonker.i'm asking a genuine question so why put words in my mouth.people like you are exactly what we don't need.not once did I mention or insinuate that I have a problem with colour.you must be the cleverest person ever considering you didn't realise that my question was that shouldn't black and white get together and rule together as opposed to black rule which quite evidently is not working if you haven't noticed.while I'm at it let me point out mr professor that you didn't realise that the black majority are more oppressed than they ever were before post apartheid brought about by the ANC.so before you going assuming try read,think then comment in that order as it is you who hasn't let go of the past as I like many want things to work for everyone and not just the big baaas zuma and his henchmen!!! Damn Idiot---go read a comic book.

      lizette.wilsenach - 2012-09-26 15:16

      It can maybe work if we have one representative of every ethnic group living in SA (citizens). And between these lot there must not be One that makes the final decisions, but they should vote.

  • lebomadihlaba - 2012-09-26 11:34

    yha neeh politics!

  • coenraad.vanderwesthuizen.3 - 2012-09-26 11:41

    He's too interested in his own well-being to be the devil.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-26 11:42

    Say the followers of his chief angel.

  • peetvanwyk - 2012-09-26 11:45

    "The ANC is like an ocean, you must never worry about, it has a way of cleaning itself,” Jip thats the logic ANC leaders use...

  • tebogo.makaneta - 2012-09-26 11:50

    Surely if he was the devil on earth we wouldn't see any flaws on him. He would be idolised like everybody else. The time you have is your life,spend it wisely and stop posting rubbish. Stop diverting our attention elsewhere, i want to read about what happens to that disrespectful being called Julias Malema.

  • jason.bruwer.5 - 2012-09-26 11:54

    E-Dumb.....

  • konfab - 2012-09-26 12:02

    And his government will still get overwhelming support in the province ...

  • tebogo.makaneta - 2012-09-26 12:02

    Would somebody please tell me one good thing that Malema did for the youth of South Africa. Thank you,oh and these politicians must stop pointing fingers because they are all the same to me.

      sibusiso.mhlongo.35 - 2012-09-26 12:20

      Teboho according to some people, Malema represents the poor but i don't know how a millionare can represent the poor, he also represents the workers but i don't know how an unemployed person can represent workers. he wants government take over the mines (nationalisation), so that he can benefit from the companies that will be awarded mining tenders just as he did from the limpopo government tenders. i will never be fooled by Malema, he just didn't learn from people like Fikile Mbalula, a straight talker who was also so respectful during his time as ANCYL president.

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-09-26 13:21

      This boy is a mafia and people underestimated him at their own peril. Laughing at him and calling him stupid will backfire big time and the country will be burning by that time. Malema is send by the devil to destroy this country. This is not only about the anc but the whole country whether anc, cope or da. Fatboy Slim is going to mess up big time and I'm very scared!!!

      siphiwejim.mudau - 2012-09-26 13:29

      Malema he always remind youth where we come from and he always telling us true,now you trying to say malema cowboy? No he is not zuma he is

      shabir.ahmed.7796 - 2012-09-26 13:34

      Maybe his teaching the youth how to dress when they attend R10m weddings in Mauritius...

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-09-26 13:43

      @siphiwejim yes he always reminds you were you are coming from "the shacks" and he will always reminds you where to go back to "the shacks". You will grow up and die in a shack while malema is having fun with his millions!!!

  • janefrancis.hey - 2012-09-26 13:21

    2000 pitched out of how many millions in SA? please! stop giving this deluded angry little man our precious time.

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-09-27 05:23

      But when a survey is done on 2000 south africans it speaks for the millions?

  • sue.robertson.9083 - 2012-09-26 13:47

    Better the devil you know than the one you dont.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-26 14:06

    so says the son of satan/darkness..his obviously greedy/rotten soul is so typical of those that covert power above all else. Zuma should have started a space program and made Enema our ambassador to Uranus or Pluto..

  • ashley.stroebel - 2012-09-26 14:26

    SCHOOL CHILDREN????? YES BECAUSE WHEN WE OLD ENOUGH TO VOTE THEN WE VOTE IN MALEMA AND THEN WE CAN GET EVERYTHING FOR FREE. THEN WE DONT HAVE TO WORK HARD AND STUDY AT UNIVERSITY TO GET SOMEWHERE IN LIFE!!!

      ashley.stroebel - 2012-09-26 14:28

      IDIOTS!!

  • cape.gtown.1 - 2012-09-26 14:31

    Pot, kettle, black.

  • godfrey.ngonyama - 2012-09-26 14:55

    Uti komba hi nhloko leyi kulu,ingaku kova swigono leswiya aswi actor movie liya avaku I 20\\40...

  • lizette.wilsenach - 2012-09-26 14:55

    I can see how these children can think Malema is a great man. Realy he can say just what he wants (for all to hear) and get away with it: We own the land. Kill the whites. The president is a pig that eats his own children and what else. Like a boy in school that chirps the teacher..only much much more arrogant (for loss of a better word)

  • nathaniel.kgokong.3 - 2012-09-26 16:37

    "We are here being charged by the most corrupt people. People who have benefited billions and billions from the government, who have corrupted the government, their kids and the only things that are not corrupt in their families are their dogs and chickens," said Magaqa. I just love this piece very funny

  • Kabzanator - 2012-09-26 17:36

    the sad thing is, even when the rate of unemployement, crime and corruption has increased, the average non-caucasian is still better-off(i.e people now have the ability to better their future, as opposed to progression being limited to a few and regression being forced to everybofy else). sadly this is an element of history vs future that a vast majority still carry in their minds when casting their votes. Now opportunists such as the ANC are aware of this, and use manupilation to guarantee votes, since fear clouds judgement. our whole voting system is flawed in a sense that, we elect parties into power, but we have no say as to which individual should lead. Hence even the most incompetent people will receive a free ride to precidency, not that we believe in them but the masses believe in the party's policies.

  • vernor.koopman - 2012-09-26 21:20

    Whats new

  • anthony.kay.965 - 2012-09-27 08:50

    When Malema was accusing zuma, had his facts right or was he telling lies? I mean is Khulubuse a saint? Did not he steal all the money from the mine deal? Or something to that effect? It's time for the truth to come out. If mr Z is clean, everybody must say sorry and walk away. I wonder what will they find. Who's side is Mr mandela on? Does he condone all the trash that comes out of this fight? As for Malema, he is also a thief and a dangerous idiot. He just wants big money and big cars. He does not care about South Africa. He cares where the next million is going to come from. So that makes him a patriot!