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ANC Youth League wants 'radical change'

2012-03-06 09:13

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League will want "radical change" even without its president Julius Malema, he told the radio station Metro fm in an interview on Monday night.

"The youth are asking for respect and recognition. They want to be engaged."

Malema was expelled from the ANC last week for bringing the party into disrepute and sowing division in its ranks.

He was happy to have made a contribution to the struggle and to the ruling party, and was ready to leave the ANCYL.

No regret

"The reason I do not have nightmares and the reason I do not have regret, the reason why I'm not personally hating, is because I've not done anything wrong," he said.

"I've not stabbed a person. I've not been charged with rape. I've not been charged for corruption. I've not been charged for organising factional meetings, and benefitting my own family. I'm not charged about those things. I'm charged about what has been written in the resolutions of the youth league."

The new ANCYL president would have to continue with the resolutions already adopted.

"And when that leader pronounces on them, he will also be expelled," he said.

"Even if I leave, the youth league will want radical change. You need a radical and militant president of a youth league.

"You can't have an ANC Youth League leader that behaves like a suitor during Valentine's dinner."

Excitement

Malema said there was no reason for anyone to fear the ANCYL.

"We are not carrying firearms, we are not carrying knives... We are not instilling fear through talk.

"We brought excitement in the boring politics of South Africa."

Malema was initially suspended for five years, but appealed. One of the charges against him was dismissed and was granted leave to present evidence in mitigation of sentence on the other two. After doing so, the ANC announced that the sentence had been upped to one of expulsion.

Questioning the logic behind his expulsion, Malema asked in the interview on Monday how the sanction imposed on him for two charges could be harsher than that imposed for three.

"So you ask yourself, where is the logic here? What are the real issues? Are we really dealing with charges?"

Three members of his executive have been suspended, also for bringing the party into disrepute and sowing division in its ranks.

Threat


Malema said the ANCYL had been seen as a threat and that people wanted to crush it.

"Those who are opposed to the youth league want to plant divisions in the ANC and they want us to fight small battles, want us to concentrate on lizards; lizards, while crocodiles are actually confronting us.

"We are confronting crocodiles now; can't be concentrating on petty politics."

He said white monopoly capital had representatives in the media and in the ANC.

"They are saying to them... you must work very hard to remove these leaders of the youth league because they are chasing investors. They want to take from us."

Comments
  • Stan - 2012-03-06 09:17

    these guys are starting to scare me...

      Typersa - 2012-03-06 09:21

      Don't be scared of a bunch of clowns with big mouths

      Bardy - 2012-03-06 09:25

      "We are confronting crocodiles now; can't be concentrating on petty politics." I just my days laugh! I hope those crocodiles bite you in the @ss, fat boy!

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 09:28

      Conservative sentimentalisation of history will always stir up fear in right-wing nutters.

      JasonEye - 2012-03-06 09:31

      Liaten these retards are a lot more dangerous than you think. Julias, on the news outside his grandmother's house, was singing "shoot to kill". They say they want respect, then they need to earn respect. As a youth league they are supposed to deal with issues concerning the youth. Sort out the teachers striking, tell the youth to go to school, stop them taking drugs.......be role models for the youth of South Africa. What does regime change in Botswana have to do with the youth of this country..............you have all lost the plot! not that i think you ever actually had it.

      JasonEye - 2012-03-06 09:32

      Sorry i had a little rant!

      mlucejko - 2012-03-06 09:34

      All this 'crap' gives me the impression of a 'dysfunctional family' Parents(ANC) that are too soft on their kids(ANC youth league).. The kids a running riot and the parents are hoping that one day they will grow up to be decent citizens, without teaching them right from wrong !!

      spartanx93 - 2012-03-06 09:46

      they are just a bunch of uneducated fools. if they spent the time they waste on demanding and dancing around the streets, that time could have been spent in school or searching for a job.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-03-06 09:58

      "I've not stabbed a person. I've not been charged with rape. I've not been charged for corruption. I've not been charged for organising factional meetings, and benefitting my own family. I'm not charged about those things. I'm charged about what has been written in the resolutions of the youth league." 'Ive not been charged'...so does that mean that you were accused then? but just weren't convicted?

      Willie - 2012-03-06 10:09

      @ Typersa--you will be suprised wait for elective conference in Mangaung

      paulfourie46 - 2012-03-06 10:25

      @Stan, if something scares you it is time to do something about it!!! Maybe I can help, helloturkey.co.za

      Poloyatonki - 2012-03-06 11:01

      Sad Sack - Maybe Stan must start running...

      Piet - 2012-03-06 11:02

      One shot into them and they will disperse like the cowards they are!

      Tonde - 2012-03-06 19:00

      Stan you have nothing to be scared of, because the guys stand for the truth and are not here to fight the white but they would want to see the black enjoying what God gave them. This is God given and proof is there for all to see. In Africa God put black people, west the whites, Asia the asians. Unlike the whites selfish behivour these guys lead by Cde Malema would like to share with the whites.

  • Typersa - 2012-03-06 09:18

    "He was happy to have made a contribution to the struggle and to the ruling party, and was ready to leave the ANCYL." What struggle are you talking about fatboy? Struggling to fit more KFC in your big tummy??

      Ben - 2012-03-06 10:43

      That is the difference. In the rest of the world young people want to work hard, earn money and....... In Africa young people want....... It is a pity that we stayed so far behind and with our attitude, will never be able to close the gap.

      PeggySven - 2012-03-06 13:55

      @Ben, that is not strictly true, the youth og GB do not want to work, unless they are given the "Top" position as a first job. That is why they rather stay on the Dole than accept an average paying job, lol

      Sean - 2012-03-06 13:58

      @typersa - i think you need to get a little more serious about the situation. This is the future of politics in South Africa... and you treat it as a joke?

  • Den - 2012-03-06 09:19

    not charged yet it should read

  • Francois - 2012-03-06 09:20

    Julius, here is a good idea for radical change. Get SADTU out of education and see to it that the youth gets the best education in the world where they can actually do proper maths, accounting, science and speak a language that has a full science vocubulary like English or Afrikaans fluently. Get the youth of today to realise that if they want to be taken serious not only in the SA, but the world that they must stop expecting handouts. A low quality matric that does not enable you to work is a handout. Then did you really not stab someone, not even in the back (both literally and figuratively)?

      Lethabo - 2012-03-06 09:41

      Get SADTU out of education and see to it that the youth gets the best education in the world where they can actually do proper maths, accounting, science and speak a language that has a full science vocubulary like English or Afrikaans fluently. Why not study with our mothers tongue like you guys do....why does it have to be English or Afrikaans,why not in zulu,xhosa,pedi,venda,sotho,setswana or ndebele?

      Paula - 2012-03-06 09:47

      Well said Francois...brilliant and take woodwork our of the curriculum because the country needs skilled sensible hard workers not political wannabes aka woodcutting termites...Honestly SA should have the the red cross flag as the national flag as well because 60% of the population expects charity...so much for economic growth...

      Muzi - 2012-03-06 10:06

      English and Afrikaans don't have "full science" vocab. They borrow from Latin, Greek, German, etc.... Please don't be narrow minded. Do Japanese and Chinese learn science in English or Afrikaans as well????

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-03-06 10:18

      @ Lethabo "why does it have to be English or Afrikaans,why not in zulu,xhosa,pedi,venda,sotho,setswana or ndebele?" Dude, really, none of these languages mean anything outside of South Africa, Francois was talking about preparing SA's youth to compete in an international economy...Eish

      Muzi - 2012-03-06 10:22

      @schalk: does Afrikaans mean anything outside SA?

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-06 10:36

      @Muzi, I agree that children should be learning in their mother tongues, I believe that wholeheartedly!

      Ed - 2012-03-06 10:51

      in the grand scheme of things we all need one primary language, english. sorry to say but that is the fact. second to that i would say Mandarin, but it is impractical. i not however believe that anyone should have to be forced to learn a sedonc language that is not of their choice. to me, it should not have to be afrikaans, it could be anybodies home language, whether it be xhosa, sotho, zulu etc...but overall, sadtu and all striking teachers should be shot. kids should look-up to teachers, not watch them strike while their education suffers.

      Elton - 2012-03-06 11:23

      Lethabo I am a scientist and I had to do most of my scientific education in English even though it is not my native language. Francios is right though, education is the only way. We have the worst education system in the world, which is the root cause of poverty - yet not a peek out of the ANCYL about it. Go figure.

      Muzi - 2012-03-06 11:28

      @Elton: Give me one English scientific word and I will tell you which Latin language it comes from?

      Jacqui - 2012-03-06 11:29

      Lethabo, I understand what you are saying, but how far would you get writing a letter in one of those languages to Washington for instance?.

      Francois - 2012-03-06 11:48

      Lethabo and Muzi, sorry if you misinterorested this as a lecture in language. I am a scientist and did Applied Maths 3 at varsity and my text book was in English and the Lecture was in Afrikaans. Disregardging that all the Anglo Saxon languages have the same origin, both English and Afrikaans had to and did develop the scientific terms. If Venda does it (develop the vocabulary), then the Venda kids can have maths in Venda all the way to PHD by all means and it WILL be better for them and us all, for sure. If however in your mother tongue these is not a term like: "linear transfer function with non - linear trygonometric boundary conditions" then you will end up anyhow teaching that kid in English (or Afrikaans - linee^re oordragsfunksie met nie lineere trigonometriese randvoorwaardes). Thus Muzi English and Afrikaans have the vocab, disregarding where it came from, no one in ITaly will understand it. The problem is that here is a simpler solution - learn English or Afrikaans and get taught science in that language and the majority of former white teachers that got fires by Mbekkie will and can help or you can take the difficult route, develop the vocab, the teacher's and the extra teachers' vocab. That idea is pure, but the time that is will take to get there another 100 million people of Brics would have acquired a degree and the ability to speak Englsh. Your choice - the radical change is going to come, you choose whether you are going to cause it or be a victim of it.

      K0BUSL - 2012-03-06 12:20

      English - Internationally recognized Afrikaans - Local South African language that was expanded and developed from a Kitchen Language. The Afrikaaner broadened his/her language and adapted it to be suitable for Tertiary Study although most Afrikaans speaking people had to adapt to using English based Literature during their studies. All Afrikaans speakers accepted that they had to be at least competent in Basic English if they wanted to survive in the Business world. In all the struggle years, most Comrades who studied internationally did it in Languages such as English, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese. It would be great if Lethabo, Muzi and any others would setup a full curriculum in any of our 9 other languages. This could then be used as the basis for Mother tongue teaching, but would lead to the formation of “EXCLUSIVE SCHOOLS” that would be used only by those that speak that specific language. And there the pattern of separation starts again, as a Xhosa would definitely not go to a school that taught exclusively in Zulu or vice versa. I think that until we can accept the use of one Language that is fully internationally recognized and used, the ideal of multi-linguism in South Africa is not realistic ,nor feasible.

  • Den - 2012-03-06 09:20

    funny he used the term lizards, always thought that

  • Herman - 2012-03-06 09:21

    How radical do these morons want to change, is this some sort of declaration of war??

  • Penny - 2012-03-06 09:24

    They want to revolutionize the ANC, but they're only about 60 years too late. That happened already with Bhiko and Mandela long time ago. Malema and his beret-wearing baffoons are all just idiots who are outdated and way behind ... Good bye little boys !!!

      Matlose - 2012-03-06 09:51

      I'm sure u like Malema's fashion, u will soon idiolize him. Malema for SA presidency.

  • Penny - 2012-03-06 09:25

    The ANCYL's answer to a problem. Wear a beret and people think you are a tough soldier. BAWAHAHAHAHA !!! Idiots !!!

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-06 10:38

      And they can't even wear it properly!! Holy cow man, what is up with that, they look like they all belong to a school for the intellectually challenged!

      Jacqui - 2012-03-06 11:33

      That beret looked good on Che Guevarra though.

      Penny - 2012-03-06 12:19

      Malema's head is too big. No standard beret would fit. Look carefully, he's wearing a black toilet seat cover

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 13:10

      Truly, the internet gives everyone a voice. Even those who have absolutely nothing to add.

  • Fidel - 2012-03-06 09:27

    Radicalism, as an expression of African aspirations remains so long as inequality exist, especially in its racist form! Go ahead, flame me!

      Penny - 2012-03-06 09:34

      We are all Africans and we all have aspirations, the difference is that some of us are prepared to work hard to achieve those aspirations, we don't toyi toyi to demand them for free...

      Penny - 2012-03-06 09:37

      BAWAHAHAHA, I rest my case. Just saw your Facebook profile. You haven't studied and you don't want to work. Typical !!!

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 09:43

      Impala workers were toyi toying a few weeks ago. Was this because they don't want to work hard? Africans have worked for generations the hardest in this country with nothing to show for because their labour was/is being stolen. They have toiled in your homes, farms, factories and mines, for what? So that they can afford transport money and lunch?

      Herman - 2012-03-06 09:45

      Flame you? You are so lost

      Matlose - 2012-03-06 09:49

      Tell them the truth my brother those evil racists.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 09:49

      @Penny You are an ignorant gullible fool. People post all sorts of garbage on FB. Your comment shows the idiocy of someone who has run out of argument, or who never had any to begin with.

      Tony - 2012-03-06 09:56

      Penny - Fiddle should be stand up comic .... Or institutionalised .. But wishing for the best I suggest the former,,, Ok Fuddle FLAME ME

      spartanx93 - 2012-03-06 10:00

      @Fidal - u forget that a lot of the time your african chief's sold off black labour to the "imperialists" for shiny thing like gold or a couple of goats and a pig.....

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 10:12

      @Spartan Myths may only serve mysteries!

      Marion - 2012-03-06 10:39

      @Fidel - those of us who have the courage of our convictions actually provide legitimate information about ourselves on fb and use pics of ourselves as avatars and don't change them every five minutes. If you have to hide who you are you are nothing but a troll.

      DanteCampbell - 2012-03-06 10:54

      "@Spartan Myths may only serve mysteries!" Clearly you have not studied history since it is not a myth it is a fact.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 11:15

      @Marion Since when did you become the arbiter of who is a troll or not. Pedestrian minds discuss people. More evolved ones discuss events. A final group discusses notions, concepts and ideas. Which one do you default to?

      Jacqui - 2012-03-06 11:34

      Why would we want to flame you Fidel?. We are all admiring your intelectual effort.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 11:38

      Who is "we"? is it you and your mouse in your purse?

      PB - 2012-03-06 13:06

      Fidel, if as much effort and enthusiasm were put into doing the WORK the 'workforce' receive a salary for as what they put into toy-toying, we would have an absolute brilliant workforce! Obviously there are exceptions to every rule, but this could be applicable to 90% of those destructive strikers who have to burn down everything they did not get enough of (trains, schools etc).

  • Den - 2012-03-06 09:27

    they have all the catch words and jargon, even the osies cappie. its rather funny, that they take them selves so seriously, has anyone ever asked them how they going to ever get of and manage this idea of financial freedom and what it really means?

  • nkosiab - 2012-03-06 09:30

    the game: "We brought excitement in the boring politics of South Africa."

      nkosiab - 2012-03-06 09:31

      the media really like this and without him Eish... their stories are not selling well

      Kala - 2012-03-06 09:38

      I agree Aaron. With him gone there is going to be no more funny comments or stupid statements to liven up our day. It was the same after George W Bush left, just boring old politics

  • Doc - 2012-03-06 09:30

    Part of the reason you were expelled was because you failed to accept responsibility for your actions and showed no remorse. You continue here to display the same attitude yet expect a different outcome. I think that is the basis for madness, if you are not already there you are certainly getting their fast. No wonder you and mad Bob got along so well.

  • panafriconman - 2012-03-06 09:30

    He says all the right things in the eyes of his populist followers but the question is what - other than talking - has he really accomplished? Does he have the ability to plan and implement the kind of complicated and detailed programmes we need to address the systemic problems the masses face? I for one doubt it, but would welcome to be proven wrong.

      Paul - 2012-03-06 09:54

      Heaven forbid he even gets the chance to prove you wrong. It will NEVER work. There is only one person in Juli-asses life and thats "Big Juju" himself. Oh yeah, perhaps his grandmama too. he obviously needs her to support his child-like fantasy about life in the Republic of Limpopo.

  • Marion - 2012-03-06 09:31

    One of the things that blew Julius out of the water was his utterances about Botswana – allegedly in accordance with an ANCYL resolution. Some info gleaned from CIA Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html 2011 GDP per capita – Zimbabwe $500; South Africa $11000; Botswana $16,300 in 2011. Est population below poverty line – Zimbabwe (2004) 68%, South Africa (2000) 50%, Botswana (2003) 30.3% So, ANCYL, why do you admire Zimbabwe and why would you want to help oust the Botswana government?

      Jan - 2012-03-06 09:36

      Well said. So true you are. Silence the unknown.

      Eric - 2012-03-06 09:46

      @Fidel. Have you ever considered visiting planet earth?

      Matlose - 2012-03-06 09:48

      Because Botswana is a puppet government, allowed US to build military base there, for what"". Smell the coffee and not be fooled by the comfort zone you are in.

      Herman - 2012-03-06 09:51

      @Fidel, and the infrastructure build in SA was done by who?

      Marion - 2012-03-06 10:05

      @Matlose - when did the US build a military base there?

      Marion - 2012-03-06 10:07

      Okay, Fidel - I forgot to use the Est before the 2011 figures. You know, estimated. But even estimated is based on fact somewhere down the line.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 10:14

      @Herman The infrastructure in SA was built by the blood and sweat of Africans.

      Herman - 2012-03-06 10:23

      @ and that would never have happened if there was brains available to build this, the growth of SA was done by brains utilising the available resources to create the roads you use, the internet you misuse and the wealth you just want. It is just so pathetic that you and your uneducated brothers think you deserve anything. Start growing a backbone and stop trying to steal everything.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 10:43

      Until you cease 2 cling 2 the belief that you are godsend, remnants of your past generation, and genuinely engage black folk at equal level, RADICALISM will remain. Your views also reflects how viciously opposed to any changes at all. Wherever evolutionary changes have been rejected a revolution will surely follow.

      Jacqui - 2012-03-06 11:57

      Fidel, if that is you on your Facebook page, you sure are beautiful. A little less vinegar in your veins would be a good thing. I actually thought you were a man, being called Fidel.

      PB - 2012-03-06 15:58

      Fidel, Yes, the crux of the matter is "engage black folk at equal level". For every black 'folk' that is at equal level, there unfortunately are 20 000 that have absolutely zero experience, aptitute, education and willingness to actually do an honest day's work. That same 20 000 unfortunately expect to be treated as equals and paid the same - while doing absolutely b=all.

  • Paula - 2012-03-06 09:37

    this freakin dirty fly with his huge damn glasses cant even make eye contact with people thats cos he is so guilty....can he stop with the white black rubbish and start taking responsiblity for his actions.Can someone please answer our prayers and get this man out of the equation period...cant he and his compadres be on cruise disaster in shark infested waters...i wonder can sharks eat fellow sharks...

  • Nigel - 2012-03-06 09:38

    STOP LYING, every time you open your mouth, you tell another lie

  • J-Man - 2012-03-06 09:40

    They want respect... AHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

      spartanx93 - 2012-03-06 09:48

      I wonder if they can even spell respect? lol

  • Paula - 2012-03-06 09:40

    or can sharks eat limpoopoo crocs....shame if steve Erwin(croc hunter) was alive he would help us....

  • Thoka - 2012-03-06 09:40

    this reminds me of my uncle whom always embarrass us at family funtion, loud,swearing like navy drill commander. you dont want to be seen with him.. eish

      Marion - 2012-03-06 10:08

      roflmfao...

  • Matlose - 2012-03-06 09:41

    My president, SA's future president has spoken. What more do we need? Viva Juju Viva

      Paul - 2012-03-06 09:47

      duh you dof.

      Bob - 2012-03-06 09:53

      Matlose, he may be your president, he will never be SA's president, you ask what more do we need, thats easy, we need your president to shut up, he should be concentrating on his upcoming visit by SARS and the Hawks, followed by planning his stint of doing some serious down time, then we will all be better off, yes even you Matlose, maybe you will begin to see through the lies and promises that can't be kept.

      Progress - 2012-03-06 10:30

      you're right Matlose nothing stops him from being our president except our votes...

      Sekalf - 2012-03-06 10:53

      @ Matlose - That dumb comment can't come from a Community and Business Development Coordinator at Modikwa Platinum Mine... That is scary!

      Piet - 2012-03-06 11:44

      Matlose Remember this day! You stil had food on your table and food on the shelves of shops. Remember this day!

      Alex - 2012-03-06 13:30

      Mat lose, considering Malema is no longer a member of the ANC, for him to be president of SA, he would have to develop his own party and have enough support to oust the ANC as the ruling party...

  • Elle-Black - 2012-03-06 09:44

    Want,want,want.Well I want a private jet and a Maybach and speed boat. "We brought excitement in the boring politics of South Africa." So he was acting like a clown on purpose then?

      Paul - 2012-03-06 09:51

      He can't even say these things using correct language. THE ANC should be ashamed at even allowing some of its members to open their mouths at any time due to the illegible and appalling use of the language they're speaking in. Bye bye Julias - lets hope that your replacement will at least be able to converse more appropriately - but I fear that what we will get will be even worse.

  • Deon - 2012-03-06 09:48

    I agree for radical change in the youth: "Go and find work".

  • george.aschendorf1 - 2012-03-06 09:49

    PLEASE TELL THAT LYING FOOL THAT HE DID A LOT OF WRONG. WHO IS THE ANCYL THEY DO NOTHING FOR THE YOUTH OF THIS COUNTRY THE ONLY THING THEY DO IS GETTING RICH AND TALKING NONSENSE. WE MUST HAVE RESPECT FOR THE ELDERS. WHERE WAS JULIUS WHEN THE STRUGLE WENT ON HE MUST JUST SHUT UP AND LEAVE AND THE FOOLS THAT IS FOLLOWING HIM THEY MUST ALSO LEAVE. THEY NEVER EVER TALK ABOUT JOBS FOR THE THE UN EMPLOYMENT PEOPLE INSTEAD THEY TALK ABOUT NATIONALISATION OF THE MINES WHICH INTURN WILL MAKE THEM RICH AND MAKE THE COUNTRY LIKE ZIM. DO THEY THINK WE HAVE A FOOL FOR A PRESEDENT BECAUSE HE IS TALKING ABOUT CREATING JOBS AND NO MINES NATIONALISATION BECAUSE IT WILL NOT WORK IN THIS COUNTRY I GIVE ZUMA TEN OUT TEN THERE. JULIUS MUST LEAVE THE ANC AND THE YOUTH LEGAUE SO THAT THE HAWKS CAN TAKE HIM TO JAIL SITTING IN THAT TRUST WITH OVER 200 000.00 MILLION WHERE DID THAT MONEY CAME FROM CROOK

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 09:51

      Putting extended text in all-caps does NOT help you make your point. You just come off as desperately "shouting."

      Marion - 2012-03-06 10:10

      @Fidel - a bit like Julius, no?

      DanteCampbell - 2012-03-06 10:57

      @Fidel Yes I agree than shouting it desperate, is that why all your kind does it while they protest?

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 11:17

      Who is "all your kind"?

      Jacqui - 2012-03-06 11:43

      Fidel, I was part of the struggle and one of the first lessons I learned was that getting angry and all uppity got me nowhere. I understand your indignation, but by insulting others you sound like a spoiled child and that won't serve your arguments. Cool it.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 12:18

      Who is angry, and who have I insulted?

  • Donald - 2012-03-06 09:58

    These guys should start their own political party as it seems that their ideals differ significantly from those of the ANC. This will never happen though, as the ANC 'brand' is seen as the vehicle to self enrichment and entitlement. This can be seen if one looks back at the policies of the 'Mandela ANC' when whites relinquished power to the then what seemed to be the safe hands of the ANC and how things have changed to the unwritten policies of bribery and corruption by the thugs who are running the ANC today - Its completely different. Each time a new ANC president takes over the reigns, he gets rid of the 'old government' and replaces it with one that supports his type of ANC. It is very dangerous having a chameleon party governing a country. In Britain for example, the Labour party remains the Labour Party, regardless of who leads it. The youth league would like to hijack the ANC and use it to enforce its policies, which I bet are poles apart from the Mandela ANC.

  • Zebedi - 2012-03-06 10:00

    I thought the Groot Krokodil bit the dust in the late eighties. The only threat left to the youth, are themselves.

  • gbbfg - 2012-03-06 10:04

    "The youth are asking for respect and recognition." LOL Then stop setting things on fire you idiots. Unbelievable. But once again, it's just want want want. They're asking for it, they want it to just be given to them. No thought has been given to EARNING it.

  • Wendy - 2012-03-06 10:04

    Oh so you aren't charged with corruption .. that means nothing, you are still corrupt ! You speech has always been one of threat .. you have caused division amongst youth of different ethnic groups .. sure .. you have done nothing wrong ..

  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-06 10:06

    Alert!!!!! All store owners. Please ensure your underwear departments are stocked. The ANCYL is coming, shopping. They want to do a "radical change"!!!!

  • Dean Hart - 2012-03-06 10:12

    Listen here Fidel I am white and I am a proud south African, to label Africans only as blacks is extremely far fetched. I am African and always will be and nobody will ever be able to take it away from me! The funny part is, is a white person can't get a job at implats! Did you know that to work for SAPS as a helicopter pilot as a white you need 800 hours flying and as a black only 200 the jobs are being handed to black people on a platter the problem is they not hungry to go out there and get it

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 10:16

      Fair enough!

      Thamsanqa D't Mahlangu - 2012-03-06 10:29

      aghrr shame.....poor whity

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-06 10:42

      @Thamsanqa, your spelling! Learn how to..

      Sekalf - 2012-03-06 10:59

      @ Thamsanqa D'whatever - does D'T stand for 'Deteriorated'

      Jacqui - 2012-03-06 11:47

      Thamsanqa, I can reply to you in four or five other languages. What good will that do to you?. Writing here in a language no one can understand is not only silly but also unnmannered. Grow up.

  • Sean - 2012-03-06 10:13

    So the youth want recognition and respect. Well then maybe they should do something first to earn these things. That's the way it works in the real world.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 10:15

      The ANCYL is not asking for your permission!

      Penny - 2012-03-06 10:26

      @Fidel, and it's that same arrogance that will be YOUR downfall. They should ask. Disrespectful brats !!!

      DanteCampbell - 2012-03-06 10:59

      @Fidel Once again you demonstrate your inability to be reasoned with, in the real world you 'show' respect to people before they show it to you.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 11:19

      @Dante The ANCYL is not interested in your sensebilities or how you perceive them. The YL is not in the business of diplomacy or PR.

      PB - 2012-03-06 16:04

      Fidel, maybe you should stop wasting time on News24 and do a bit of work for a change. "The YL is not in the business of diplomacy or PR" - No Sh=t Sherlock. you are just in the business of grabbing and demanding, with a bit of arson and destruction on the side.

  • HiJack - 2012-03-06 10:14

    Should the YOUTH league concern themselves with things that should be important to the YOUTH? Like going to SCHOOL and avoiding teenage pregnancies?

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-06 10:42

      No, the youth want flashy cars and fat stomachs..

  • Shirley - 2012-03-06 10:15

    Lesson no 1-If you want respect it has to be erned and up till now the only thing this bunch of lazy misfits has earned is contempt! Their racist comments and hatred is one of the biggest causes of devision in this country.They all come from the school for fools!

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-03-06 10:16

    I only read up to the 2nd paragraph and then stopped... "We want respect".... sorry my boy, you don't get respect until you've earned it, and everythign you're doing shows me (and I would hazard a guess a large portion of the SA population) that you don't deserve the respect you're wanting.

      Penny - 2012-03-06 10:26

      EXACTLY !!!

  • william - 2012-03-06 10:17

    MALEMA!!! I'VE DONE NOTHING WRONG????? THE WRONG THING IS YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN BORN!!!!( QUOTE )

  • Progress - 2012-03-06 10:27

    Expulsion of Mr Malema from the ANC was not in the interest of the movement but of the white minority(capitalist)... I think is okay for them to be excited for NOW...

      Penny - 2012-03-06 10:30

      Expulsion of all beret-wearing troublemakers is in the interest of South Africa's progress. Get rid of the ANCYL, they are just trouble for SA !!!

      HiJack - 2012-03-06 10:39

      Do you not try to work for your salary so that you can buy what you want? Thats capitalism my dear. Now only whites are "capitalists". Malema is the biggest capitalist you'll ever see, enjoying the high life because YOU ARE TOO STUPID TO SEE THROUGH HIS CR@P... all the while he is blaming whites, and you still follow him. LOLOLOLOL.

  • Bluecrest - 2012-03-06 10:29

    Tsk... the whole damn lot of them are just plain Anal!!!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-03-06 10:31

    Its amazing how its the youth who have the least claim to anything who are shouting the loudest for free hand outs. Male-Enema should have stayed at school he might have learnt something useful.

  • dyllon.symington - 2012-03-06 10:33

    The YL must stop riding on the coat tail of the ANC. They are clearly a bunch of Scavengers not prepared to do the hard work of gathering votes but rather steal the votes destined for the ANC & their policies! Start your own bloody party if you disagree with your mother body!

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-03-06 10:34

    .. you must work very hard to remove these leaders of the youth league because they are chasing investors. They want to take from us." Um, yes... We would rather you create your own wealth..

  • guyt1 - 2012-03-06 10:37

    What a wanker

  • sariena.robbertse - 2012-03-06 10:38

    But you are corrupt and you are a thief

  • Den - 2012-03-06 10:41

    let them declare war, ill fill my quota and a good few others

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 10:44

      There will be no marching anywhere!

  • Genee - 2012-03-06 10:46

    And so reveals the IQ of Malema. They call a it a flock of birds a school of fish and a congress of b........? The man deludes himself. And takes all others for fools. Most of us can read write and think for themselves.

  • sariena.robbertse - 2012-03-06 10:46

    Fidel,please put a bullet theough your head.I bet we will see aa big binch of wood lying around you afterwards,hahahaha

  • TheJaydedKing - 2012-03-06 10:48

    ahahahahah. what a chop. he doesnt realize the radical change is that he is not going to be leader for much longer.

  • Senzo Mathebula - 2012-03-06 10:51

    The ANC and all young ppl who care abt the future of this country have lost a good leader in Malema.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 11:22

      Silencing Malema or somehow getting rid of him will not work as someone else will just step into his shoes. The issue remain, they are not Malema's issues. That is what whites in this country don't realise or know. How could they possibily know when the vast majority do not speak any indigenous language, never listen to indeginous radio/tv and only interact with Africans in a master and servant relationship. If they would just walk in our shoes for a short while they might just understand that Malema speaks for the majority.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-03-06 11:32

      Yes the issues are real and need attention, sadly the way Malema has gone about it is completely wrong. He is a rabble rouser and does not take responsibility for his utterances. South Africans black and white are tired of fist waving lunatics, emotionally charging gullible people. His utterances about white people have put us in a dangerous situation whereby we as the young white generation are now looked upon as the reason why black people are in the situation they are in, and that puts us at risk of retaliation... This is what you and the rest of those "youth leaders" don't seem to understand. When you attack us, we defend ourselves... it really is simple... If you stop attacking us and start speaking to us then we will listen... Get it?

      StarStruck - 2012-03-06 11:41

      Fidel - I beg to differ. Take a look around you buddy. The ANC have allowed this situation to unfold with Malema, fraud and just about everything that is currently wrong with South Africa. If you ever wondered why there are still so many under educated and poor blacks then you have found your answer. I have a good relationship with the black people that I know and they can all agree with me on this fact. The sooner blacks can stop blaming apartheid the sooner we can get the ANC on track or even better vote them out. I would like to know what your view is on the massive infrastructure budget for the next three years? Is there anything that maybe scares you about that budget? I personally think that it will change South Africa within three years.

      Fidel - 2012-03-06 11:45

      The sterling fights that "your" representative put up against the proposed very modest reforms (in parliament, in the courts, and in the PR and lobbying business) says something else. The YL wants to see the pace of reforms quickened through a political process. They will take things out of the political process and into their own hands if they are ignored and noone will be able to stop them.

      StarStruck - 2012-03-06 11:59

      Fidel - Show me proof that the minority still controls everything. I don't own any land, neither does any of my siblings. I am alos not as well of as Juluis. You are just following up on the words of a division sowing racist who happened to attempt to destabilise South Africa

  • Rudi - 2012-03-06 10:59

    We all want radical change. It is just the strategies that differ.

  • Jacqui - 2012-03-06 11:24

    I thought the whites would be mentioned somewhere. For someone expelled he sure has a lot to say.

  • Riad - 2012-03-06 12:23

    In all this so called brilliance and intellectual debt that's going back and forth and the claimed revelation that has dawned upon the ANCYL when drawing their resolution, allow me to quote which is well known to all I hope: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” So this should be the “MOTO” of the ANCYL that is to encourage the youth be they Black, Brown or Blue to empower themselves educationally from an early age and reap the fruits of entrepreneurial ship because this is what truly will set them free.

  • Anthony - 2012-03-06 13:07

    News flash, so do us whites want change, 20 years and what, F#$k all