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ANC losing patience with Malema

2012-04-01 22:28

Newcastle - KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Zweli Mkhize launched a scathing attack on unruly youth in the party on Sunday, calling for an end to the use of derogatory language directed at the ANC and its leadership.

Mkhize was addressing a rally at Osizweni, outside Newcastle, for the arrival of the party's centenary torch in the province.

His comments came two days after ANCYL leader Julius Malema criticised ANC president Jacob Zuma, accusing him of dictatorship during a lecture at Wits University.

Mkhize told supporters that while the party accepted diverse views, the use of foul language and an attack on the party was unacceptable and would not be tolerated.

He also warned about the party running out of patience over bad behaviour.

“We hope that people can behave themselves before it gets to a point where the ANC gets fed up with unruly behaviour,” said Mkhize.

“The ANC has enough might to expel anyone who displays unacceptable behaviour inside the party.”

Discipline

He emphasised that the ruling party was bigger than any individual and had in the past 100 years survived challenges by individuals who failed to follow party discipline.

Party national chair Baleka Mbete echoed Mkhize’s sentiments of a party that needs disciplined young people who will lead the party in the future.

While also not mentioning Malema by name, she said the party would eventually run out of patience with unruly individuals.

The arrival of the torch marked the beginning of a host of activities by the ruling party in KwaZulu-Natal and will see the torch circulating around the province.

On Saturday, party spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said the suspended ANC Youth League leader would reach a point of no return if he continues hurling insults at ANC leaders.

"Attacks directed at the ANC leadership and the president [Jacob Zuma] in particular have been going on for some time and have reached intolerable levels of disrespect," he said in a statement.

"If this assault and insults on the ANC leadership by Malema continues, he will be unwittingly dragging himself to a precipice where a point of return is impossible in the eyes of ANC members."

On Friday, Malema derided Zuma's leadership during a centenary lecture in Johannesburg, saying Zuma had replaced democracy with dictatorship.

Traumatised

He said the league was being traumatised and suppressed under Zuma's leadership.

Mthembu said Malema's comments were "devoid of any truth".

"We hold a very dim view of his utterances particularly coming from a person who professes to have blood that is black, green and gold."

Instead of attacking the African National Congress on a public platform, Malema should have used existing channels within the organisation to raise his concerns, said Mthembu.

This was not the first time Malema, who was also an ANC national executive committee member, had attacked ANC leaders.

Mthembu said these attacks "have become an almost regular posture" for the embattled youth league leader.

"While this might come late in the equation, we will still like to advise comrade Julius to refrain from throwing insults at the leadership and the president."

Intolerance 


Malema had further accused the ANC of being impatient with the youth. "We've seen intolerance. People are impatient with the youth, people do not appreciate new opinions. They suppress new opinions", he said on Friday.

Mthembu said that at no stage had the collective leadership of the ANC nor Zuma made a statement that would suggest intolerance.

Malema, who was appealing his expulsion from the ANC, questioned why the league was being punished for thinking.

Mthembu emphasised that Malema and other youth leaders were charged in their capacity as members of the ANC and not as leaders of the ANCYL. Charges had been brought about by the ANC in its entirety, and not by Zuma, he said.

"Any attempt to isolate President Zuma in this regard, is bound to fail. We all hold him in high esteem and no amount of attack on his good integrity will change or erase that," said Mthembu.

Comments
  • Bless Boswell - 2012-04-01 22:43

    How can the ANC expel someone for improper behaviour when he is already expelled?

      Mthokozisi - 2012-04-01 23:51

      ANC must be forgiven they are clueless shame...

      Christelle - 2012-04-02 01:11

      "calling for an end to the use of derogatory language directed at the ANC and its leadership." And what about the time when all and sundry had to put up with derogatory language aimed at them - and the ANC did not a single thing to stop this motor-mouth. Let them suffer the consequences of baby-ing this person for so long.

      John - 2012-04-02 03:56

      Blah,Blah,Blah, how much longer do the people have to listen to BS. I wonder if these guys stand in front of a mirror and practice blowing smoke. Get rid of the little prick already.

      Oscar - 2012-04-02 06:26

      I was wondering the same thing, expelling the expelled is like saying "I am going to kill you dead". The only logical explanation for these utterances from the ANC is that they never had the intent to get rid of him in the first place and that all these hearings was just a farce up to now.

      Junebugg - 2012-04-02 06:46

      Well ANC created Malema Monster to fight their battles with Mbeki. Now they cant control him. They were happy when he was disrespecting Naledi Pandor, Mbeki, Helen Zille, Buthelezi now they cant handle taste of their own medicine...If you let your child disrespect other elders chances are that child will turn against u one day.

      J-Man - 2012-04-02 09:33

      Exactomondo! They are the only ones keeping him "up there", enabling him to say these things in public...no one else. Useless Leadership if you ask me.

      Deon - 2012-04-02 10:20

      He is appealling his expulsion, so he is not yet gone.

      Spyker - 2012-04-02 10:58

      The blind leading the braindead...

  • Donovan - 2012-04-01 22:45

    Chickens, roost, etc. Malema is just a manifestation of the ANC's own arrogance and high-handedness, except he's turned on the handlers.

      Ina - 2012-04-02 08:48

      The contumelious stance the ANCYL is presenting, really boggles the mind, but as you said, Donovan, the chickens have come home to roost

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-04-01 22:46

    I wonder if the organizers of the several events and activities will also have to sue for payment?

  • Henry - 2012-04-01 23:04

    He Say, She Say...The ANC is well on it's way in becoming a political circus for clowns.

      John - 2012-04-02 04:00

      Henry, has been for a long time. I think they like to throw their sixpence worth in just to prove that they are still alive and deserve their fare share of what ever is on offer in the countries coffers.

      Bluemast - 2012-04-02 04:46

      @Henry - That's an understatement! :-)

      Oscar - 2012-04-02 06:34

      The Dunning-Kruger effect. They don't know that they don't know and that explains the arrogance with which the ANC is doing everything. Normal people's heads would have been hanging in shame a long time ago.

      Atholl - 2012-04-02 07:57

      @ Oscar - also - The Einstein effect : . ... Fools don't know that they're fools .. The Constitution was compiled, authored and signed by people with trust, credibility and respect. to think that these fools have the audacity to usurp power and control .. .. then to set in motion actions to alter the Constitution in a sly and cunning manner. makes you wonder about the Nicholsonic (not Einstein) intent of the persons who had the power to expose their foolishness .. but .. used the equivalent foolishness to let them escape when their foolishness should have been exposed.

      Don.Tandy - 2012-04-02 08:36

      The arrogance of ignorance.

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-01 23:06

    Mr. Malema is a loose canon. He disregards the principles of the ANC, and care less about african culture which upholds respect of the elders. I have never heard any young person insulting elders in the histroy of the ANC like he does. Truth must be told.

      Jacque - 2012-04-02 00:48

      the anc has principles ?

      Patiwe - 2012-04-02 06:09

      @Siya I do not understand thin notion of invoking culture of respect when someone has got an opinion about a behaviour of an individual. To say someone is a dictator does not amount to an illdiscipline on my part. I think that is what dictators do when an opinion is passed about them. Please show me the disrespect on that, I will withdraw my comment. Not that I'm a fan of JM.

      Oscar - 2012-04-02 06:38

      Siyadyosiba, maybe it is because these so called elders do not deserve any respect. Respect is earned you do not just get respect because of your age and a thief will never be entitled to respect. So when one thief disrespects another thief, age has got nothing to do with it.

      ngcebom3 - 2012-04-02 07:51

      The Wood carver who is crying foul here is the same guy who ensured that ANCyl provincial structures which do not support him are disbanded without following due process. So who is the dictactor here? And as for those who questions if the ANC has princeples or not, no one realy gives a fick about all of you. You will never govern this country, DA will keep on dreaming untill the end of time

      ngcebom3 - 2012-04-02 07:52

      The Wood carver who is crying foul here is the same guy who ensured that ANCyl provincial structures which do not support him are disbanded without following due process. So who is the dictactor here? And as for those who questions if the ANC has princeples or not, no one realy gives a fick about all of you. You will never govern this country, DA will keep on dreaming untill the end of time

      ngcebom3 - 2012-04-02 07:52

      The Wood carver who is crying foul here is the same guy who ensured that ANCyl provincial structures which do not support him are disbanded without following due process. So who is the dictactor here? And as for those who questions if the ANC has princeples or not, no one realy gives a fick about all of you. You will never govern this country, DA will keep on dreaming untill the end of time

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-02 09:37

      @Patiwe, I'm surprised by your apparent unknowing of Malema's disrespectful behaviour. let me mention a few... 1. Naledi has fake accent and behaves like a spoilt minister 2. Zuma is an uneducated President who does not understand inflation 3. Calling Buthulezi ANC factory fault I can mention more, Patiwe. In our african culture, U know, we are taught to respect elders, Malema is one kind. @Oscar, with us blacks, we are taught to respect others. You do not need to be disrespectful and insult to make your point or carry your view across or even complain about something. There are always ways of addressing things in a respectful manner. That is what we get taught in our upbringing

      Econwald - 2012-04-02 18:43

      @siyadyosiba how can you fight while respecting ?

      siyadyosiba - 2012-04-02 20:54

      @Econwald, I had differences with my father but I never disrespected him. You would know that with us, there is a certain way and manner to talk to elders even if they are wrong. Secondly, I do not understand this thing of "fighting" that you are bringing. When Malema insulted Minister Pandor, who was he "fighting" with? When Malema said recently that Zuma is an uneducated President that does not understand inflation, who was he he fighting with. To me, fighting involves two or more parties. Lets be frank, Julius is ill-disciplined period. I like some of his ideas but the approach he takes to get them heard is oftenly less interesting.

  • Marius De Bruin - 2012-04-01 23:16

    Maybe Mugabe has an office position for Malema.

  • colin.dovey - 2012-04-01 23:20

    This begs the question then: What was Dr Nakedi Mathews Phosa telling us by sharing the stage at Wits with Malema - effectively giving Malema status as he (Phosa) is a member of the ANC NEC, and why did Phosa say, on 25th MArch, that South Africa could well be in for its own version of an "North African-style Arab Spring” - the Radio 702 Host was so surprised that he asked the question again, and what he had said was confirmed! WHAT on earth is going on?

      Patiwe - 2012-04-02 06:11

      ANC leaders get deployed at various activities and this is going to continue.

      Oscar - 2012-04-02 06:41

      Confusion is what you get when the mediocre members of a society become the leaders of that society.

  • Senamela - 2012-04-01 23:47

    Truth is south africa has been asleep to passive politics. In actual fact we need more Malemas in the political arena. Simply put, Malema asks the questions that need to be asked, he touches on subjects stagnant politicians are afraid of looking at. It's at the end of every era that some individual appears and rocks the boat, we need malema, we need open discussions, we need new voices, new opinions and new ways of doing things. It's in that approach that we will grow and come to some sort of an understanding as a truly democratic rainbow nation, not in silence and going through the motions like ants... We need more people with the courage to break away from the line, more Malemas.

      Christelle - 2012-04-02 01:21

      I am sorry to have to disagree with you. Malema is incapable of having an open discussion. He avoids all debates, avoid civilized questions by silencing people with derogatory and abusive remarks(and of course chasing them out of news conferences). Have you ever seen him having a civilized conversation where he is drawn into a debate? As soon somebody is in disagreement with him, he loses himself completely - typical sign of a dictator. Do we honestly want to subject Africa to another one - have we not have enough of them

      Christelle - 2012-04-02 04:11

      Le, don't stoop down to Malema's level by being as derogatory as him:-( Lindiwe is no "teagirl"

      Patiwe - 2012-04-02 06:17

      Thank you SWMABOTJA we dont need conformists when difficult issues nees to be discussed. BTW we should be thankful to the young man who is sble to touch on issues that no body want to talk abouy them so as to be politically correct. Now we are a talking nation on issues that had been bugging us for a long time.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-02 06:19

      Christelle it is not about talking to him, what about us as a nation?

      Senamela - 2012-04-02 07:12

      I've never said Malemas is as eloquent and articulate as Obama, and I was not implying Malema is right above all other politicians. Malema may not win people over but he has sparked some sought of open dialog, he has provoked south african minds across class, race and religion. One does not need to speak as good as JFK did to rock the boat, and look how many of us are talking on this article, that's the goal, to encourage participation and some level of consciousness in ordinary south africans about the state of affairs in our country.

      Phillip - 2012-04-02 07:21

      SW. i agree with you in that we need lots more young people, that have the politcal corage to say and do things that needs to be said. But in the same breath, they need to put South Africa first (not their own pockets) and contribute positively towards a better SA. It is good to have a healthy discussion about what is wrong in this country, (and there is a great deal), but it is also inportant to realize that you can not build a country by breaking down the good things, or by creating hate towards other citicens.

      Senamela - 2012-04-02 07:29

      @Phillip... We still had hate in Silence. Yes it's a fragile situation that can turn ugly at any moment, but what would be more tragic and sad is an uglier situation in silence. Opening this dialog can be risky, but considering the hopeful outcome of a connected and open South Africa, it may be worth the risk. Rather that than Hate one another in Silence, and become as Gaddafi had coined it... Silent devils.

      Nigel - 2012-04-02 08:08

      respectfully disagree SW..on we need more Malemas, what we need is a strong opposition that is supported by all South Africans, besides Malema is doing more harm than good, he has not only taken us back 20 years, he has polarized society with hate speech, racism & divisive rhetoric mostly for his own personal gain, I do agree with you however that we need open discussion & that the Governement is becoming a police state, but again democracy is not militancy, anarchy & civil war, this is where you are wrong, the struggle is over, now we need education & skills.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-02 08:16

      SW every person has got the good side and the bad side as well. As south africans we can use this opportunity whilst there is still some goodwill. He had shown us a bomb if left alone will be very disastrous for everyone, let us make some positives out of a bad thing. Let's have the conversation as a nation.

      Senamela - 2012-04-02 08:19

      @Nigel... Skills we do need. I think it was last week I said on Facebook that we don't lack Jobs, we lack skills. And do remember that before Malema the closest we got to political discussions was Jacob Zuma's bedroom scandals.

      Senamela - 2012-04-02 08:32

      Thanks to Malema the opposition might stand a chance, the anc might have more active and aggressive candidates for president, the masses of South Africa may demand to know why they should vote, may need a motivation for their vote. Rather that than a vote of Loyalty, 'the struggle is over', and the ruling party might had gone on for years unshaken and unchallenged, thanks to Malema the opposition might win outside of electioneering, that might just be how 'The Southe was won.'

      Senamela - 2012-04-02 08:45

      Malema is like a Prince who turned around and questioned his Father, The King(ANC). Perhaps it is also up to us as the citizens of this Kingdom, to ask the driver; "You've made a few suspect turns, are you sure you know where you're taking us?".

      Sajitha - 2012-04-02 10:18

      Fellow South africans, let's agree on 1 fact, Juju has on various counts shown issues of immaturity and racism which ANC was very supportive of and most probably was behind after all. But on other issues he is very correct, they only become bad because they expose the flop from ANC. Then they associate it to disrespect knowing very well we will agree with them. Juju is accused of exposing ANC and its mistaken for disrespect. Not that I support his mistakes, but it's ANC's culture to blackpaint their own fellows when they want to get rid of them. The relevance of him and tenders don't sink well with me. Just another strategy ANC use, why hawks nd tax man are silent abt him, suppose there isn't any faul from his side. The tycoon is too smart to neglect the law

      Christelle - 2012-04-02 17:27

      @Patiwe - I totally agree with you that somebody needs to speak for the nation, and there are so many things that still needs addressing, fixing issue relating to the past, fixing issues relating to the present - the unfortunate reality is that we put the government in place - that is the first issue which needs to be addressed. The ANC as it presently stands, will NOT change the country, and the will not change their own wrongdoings people. @SW - Malema is disrespectful, rude, embarrassing and a lot of his ideas are not forward thinking, but rather backwards. He wants the governmnet to have control over certain industries in the country - guys, the government is already one of the most corrupt in history, do you want to give them more power and control to steal even more of the people's money. We need youth(more so African Youth)to come up with solid ideas to build our country - I am sorry, Malema is not the one.

  • Jacques - 2012-04-01 23:56

    Banana anyone?

      John - 2012-04-02 04:10

      Coconuts!

  • Thozi - 2012-04-02 00:02

    I was watcing a documentary on the Naudes (Beyers & Ilse) this evening on SABC2. I was watching it for the second time and I was still impressed and moved almost to tears. My heart bleeds when I compare the just society they (and Mandela, Sisulu, Tambo etc.) had sacrificed their lives for, to what is happening in and to our country now. Apart from the poison spewed by Malema and his cronies, our leaders who are deeply involved in corruption, nepotism, "tender-preneur", maladministration, etc., do not fare any better. Our poorest of the poor communities continue to be ignored and are still living in the most miserable of conditions, while our leaders spend money on things that glorify them, like the 100yrs celebrations. Just what is happening in and to our country?

      Lacrimose - 2012-04-02 00:40

      This is what happens when you entrust your future to thugs and illiterates. The people you mentioned not only had a vision, it was an educated vision - which is why it resonated so well with so many. It was something people wanted to believe in. They were people of deep and strong beliefs in what was just, fair, right for all. They were self-less in trying to attain that. It seems the only torch that has been passed to the current incumbents is the flame of avarice. The ideals, the spirit, the ethos has been destroyed in the stampede for riches and the delusion that they are invincible.

      Stephen - 2012-04-02 05:16

      WELL SAID AND WELL STATED.

      Stephen - 2012-04-02 05:28

      Malema has no respect for the sacrifice made by the ANC who sat on the island,it goes without saying that a future under Malema is a future with no future.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-02 06:31

      Self grandisation to put it bluntly. It was a good ploy to revoke history for them as they are directionless going foward, except looting the public purse with impunity. This struggle ticket is losing it's value by the day. I'm galad that other people understand the misery of the downtroden and recognise their plight. If you can go to the deep rural areas and see the under devejopment and compare with the oppulance that our so called leaders, your heard will bleed further, what you see in township is not comparable to the rural areas. Think about this. What will happen to those six year olds that are unable to acces education in the next ten years because in their village there is no school, I mean no school, they will be subjected to illeteracy and under development including their offspring, that is a generation. What a pitty.

      Oscar - 2012-04-02 06:46

      Well said, but what did we expect when we appointed a president with 500 counts of fraud against him?

      Blessing - 2012-04-02 07:40

      Thankx Thozi we nid ppl like you who speak true that is fact.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-02 07:55

      Have you thought about the fact that a change in government will bring about change in the rural areas too? Those children are entitled to an education and healthcare and enough food to eat.

      Nigel - 2012-04-02 08:11

      agree thozi, what have we become, a country with so much potential & beauty in diversity, & we are sinking into the African (& South American) trap.

      colin.dovey - 2012-04-02 08:39

      I actually, as a Wits student in the 1960's, protested against the house arrest of Beyers Naude by the then "Apart-nine Guvvermeant" - and was arrested myself......today? This so-called Government today is falling apart into so many factions that they are talking more about politics than just getting on with the job, and fixing EDUCATION, CRIME, HOSPITALS and TRANSPORT. We NEED more people who speak INTELLIGENTLY, and CAN debate without losing like Lindiwe Mazibuku - not rabble-rousers like "dear" Julius.

      Thozi - 2012-04-02 10:48

      @Xavier7034 It could be that I have my dates confused somewhere. As far as I can ascertain, Dr Naude was only "house-arrrested" in October of 1977 (5 years) and again in October 1982 (3 years). Although he started doubting the religious correctness of apartheid, he only left the Broederbond in 1963. His passport was revoked in 1973 (although it was temporarily given back in 1974 to allow him to travel abroad). Please help me understand how you were able to protest against his "house-arrest" in the 1960's. I'm a keen follower.

  • Lacrimose - 2012-04-02 01:05

    And we the people are running out of patience with your incompetence, your indifference, your inability to plan for anything but parties - whilst the crises pile up. As always, you will let things get beyond the point of no return before you do anything. As always, we citizens will pay the price.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-02 06:36

      That is the use of these so called centenary celebrations, to hide the crises as if we are a happy nation, not confronting the real issues which are health,roads,EDUCATION,etc. I have got this passion for education because even if you are unemployed like me you've got hope.

      Scouter - 2012-04-02 07:39

      Let the people pretend to drink champagne ....

  • Owentjie - 2012-04-02 02:27

    Oh no, the ANC figured out that Julius Malema is an agent for the whites and is on their payroll to fracture the ANC and turn blacks upon each other.

  • Kolobe - 2012-04-02 04:18

    no surprises with kzn

  • braamc - 2012-04-02 04:22

    Discipline and shut them up, like your new secrecy bill, as long as we can line our pockets.

  • marumobongani - 2012-04-02 05:03

    running out of patience ah! good thing is politics otherwise could been bad for medical doctors

  • marumobongani - 2012-04-02 05:03

    running out of patience ah! good thing is politics otherwise could been bad for medical doctors

  • Gregory - 2012-04-02 05:51

    The president of the ANC is a thief and a rapist, this seems to be approved by the ANC yet utterances and alternative points of view are condemned . Pass the bananas

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-04-02 06:14

    yeh yeh yeh so use the might and for pete sake do something about it you keep on blowing hot air ,he knows you are scared of him thats why he is doing i over and over again shame you are utterly useless

  • Pixie86 - 2012-04-02 06:24

    can't news24 write about something else?

  • Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-04-02 06:41

    The person who wrote this story must stop misleading us. Zuma, Mthembu, Mantatshe, Hannekom, Nzimande, Shabangu, Shabane and these KZN tribal fools are not the ANC. They are just people who keep misusing the ANC's policies to try to stay in the payroll.

      Wandile - 2012-04-02 11:01

      evry1 is entitled to their opinion. I disagree. this is not abt individuals, our president(youth league) has for the past few months show no remorse in wt we all blv he shud. he kept on putting strong words abt d party, the man he once told us to respect, my brother, ANC consist of many leagues, i.e MKMVA, ANCYL, ANCWL, and the Alliances. Malema was part of the decision tht succesion debate is not yet opened. guess what, he mislead us now, jst because he disagree wt the president, No wonder whites call to our country as banana republic. the way i perceived this is tht Malema is vindictive, if he say Zuma is a dictator, tht apply to him as well, cause he does not want to step down, even the legal proceedings approved. The ANC policy ws there, will not be ammended to suit individuals, brother i guess u are wrong u are als mislead. gud luck to ur new party, they have tried tht even b4, bt never work out. he once said ANC is his only home, and now..., let us not fool one another

  • Sehoana - 2012-04-02 06:42

    Just expell this young man from Masakane in Seshego,he is reversing our political gains ,next time we gonna loose election in Gauteng due to cde like him.We have already lost votes of the minority is it not enough?

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-02 06:42

    Respect...if you disrespect you become arrogant....proof of that...Malema. Question...What is Mathew Phosa doing following Malema like a puppy by his heels?....just a word of advice Phosa..."I think you are backing the wrong side". Why is Malema still allowed to talk from stadiums...like he is still the leader of the ancyl.....when will all this madness stop?

  • bzengetwa - 2012-04-02 06:49

    Go juju go juju.. He is such a star! He shakes the whole ANC..

      Sekalf - 2012-04-02 08:23

      why don't you sleep with him?

      Christelle - 2012-04-02 17:37

      "He shakes the whole ANC" And the whole country - right off the map of the civilized world!!!!

  • Timësto Van Dyk - 2012-04-02 06:49

    Like it or not, Malema is telling the truth at some level, only ignorance will make people not see it...the ANC does undermine the youth at some point. And I'm talking from experience. Come up with ideas that will change SA and empower everyone, u won't make it far. But come up with ideas that will empower the government alone, then u will be made president one. We need leadership that understands that the modern problems can only be solved by people of today. The time of "fighting the struggle" is over, this a time of innovation and growth. People need to embrace that.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-02 06:57

      Timesto, we are relly devoid of truth as a nation. The things that malema is raising should not be dismissed as they will haunt us in thirty years to come and the next generation, that is our offspring will not forgive us because we would have failed them by not raising these issues. As things stand the status quo will continue to perpetuate itself if left to the market forces.

      Senamela - 2012-04-02 07:15

      Thank you

      Sabelo Sikhosana Smalfather - 2012-04-02 07:41

      wondering why he raised these ideas after he was expelled.

      Patiwe - 2012-04-02 08:23

      Sabs those are the issues that brought him on the expulsion. Follow the story well, I hope you can read Shivambu's unedited story about the turn of events from their pronounciation about Botswana of which I hold the same view as them about our neighbour.

  • Sidney Gilroy - 2012-04-02 06:55

    Noooooo! Don't get rid of the Court's Clown. Whatever will we read about?! Rape, murder, thievery, inflation, corruption and the petrol price is so 2009.

  • Jabu - 2012-04-02 07:36

    Malema, just like any citizen on the republic, he has a right to speak moes. Give the man a break!!

      Niekie - 2012-04-02 07:57

      So Jabu can I as a ordinary citizen also go to a ANC meeting and take the stage and say what I want? I think not!

  • Bandile - 2012-04-02 07:41

    Tribal divide: Malema, Motlanthe, Phosa, Sexwale vs. Zuma, Mkhize, Mbete. The lines are being drawn.

  • Niekie - 2012-04-02 07:55

    Just get rid of fat-boy already! He is the biggest, fattest windbag ever! What happened to him going to farm or was it just another lie.

  • velvybokov - 2012-04-02 07:57

    The ANC are weak. They will continue to be weak so long as the president himself as opposed to more spokespersons doesn't take a stand. If the youth league is youth league of ANC then it shud follow that this brat faced immature moron who got 40% for woodwork in matric, who knows nothing about economy or governance, shud not be allowed at anything to do with the ANC and that includes the youth league. If the youth league cannot abide then the youth league itself must be revamped until thos who let babyface juju in will no longer be there.until such time that the ANC make a real stand and declare juju persona non grata - he will be a threat and a danger to zuma and his presidency - not that I think much of zuma myself but I think that zuma is president and whether I like him or not we are obligated to respect our president and certainly hold those who don't in contempt - like juju.

  • spookhuis - 2012-04-02 07:59

    This is what happened to the USA, they created Bin Laden, and he went rouge. Time to deal with this problem may have past already.

  • Nigel - 2012-04-02 08:01

    shame the ANC are lost, they have expelled Idiot Malema & now they are threatening to what ....expel him again, they are soooo scared of losing votes that this inaction just goes on and on and on, a bit like their (lack of) service delivery.

  • Marius - 2012-04-02 08:02

    If you press people could please stop giving Malema any exposure, he would much sooner vanish into obscurity!

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-04-02 08:11

    President Jacob Zuma must get rid of Malema then!

      alan.erwin1 - 2012-04-02 10:19

      not then but when, not when but if, not if but can, not can but cannot

      Econwald - 2012-04-02 18:46

      that is impossible

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-04-02 08:45

    And so the circus keeps going around in circles. What is happening with fatboys appeal against his appeal, appealing for a ruling on his appeal for leniency, which arose out of his appeal to the decision on his appeal. “The ANC has enough might to expel anyone who displays unacceptable behaviour inside the party.” - what a joke. It looks to me like no-one in the ANC has a pair big enough to take on fatboy, least of all showerhead.

  • khulekani.zulu - 2012-04-02 09:03

    Only the people (the voters)can silence Malema not the ANC leadership....#just an opinion.

  • mmoledis - 2012-04-02 09:53

    Let the ANC issue a final statement about his expulsion and ban him from wearing any ANC out fits and addressing any gathering of any nature using the name of the party, it is time for the ruling party to tighten its belt on youth so that they know where to start and where to stop, then leave government issues to the government. The youth is under sever use of alcohol and drugs and again pregnancy at schools by youth so Malema and his cadres must teach youth about the dangers of that and what programmes they should do in order to stop abuse of that.Government is for ours all and all ANC members in parliament are for us all and we will not let all who are ill discipline to tarnish the reputation of our leaders and country in general.

      Reehaz - 2012-04-02 12:29

      Mmoledis i think you got it wrong by saying anc members in parliament are for us all as it is very clear that they are for themselves only greedy bastards

      mochabelamochabela - 2012-04-02 15:30

      Tell that to Zuma, he must focus on running the country well than marrying and having illegitimate kids. During Mbeki youth didn't interfere with govt until Msholozi was voted in.

  • Eric - 2012-04-02 09:56

    Freedom of expression normally scratches many people the wrong way. Why, because they punt their views and do not want others to upset the apple cart. If Julius did not have a large following he would of been removed a long time ago. there is a fine line between "rudeness" and voicing opinions.Even if he is expelled officially he can still make his voice hear because all it means is he is not a card carrying member but will still be between the voters. Scratch Julius Scratch.

  • alan.erwin1 - 2012-04-02 10:16

    This lot is more entertaining than a comic book, with its laugh a minuet stories. THANKS JuJu and the ANC for making it a brighter day. Also thanks NEWS24 for all the entertaining you give us with all the comical stories on corruption, money wasting, the highlife of officials at our expense, the laugh a minuet service delivery or lack of and all the other funniest stories. I must add that some stories are not very funny, but then we must understand that we live in a very sick country that will never change.

  • Martha St Clair - 2012-04-02 10:16

    Lordy this is getting sooooooo boring! I would love a day without reading or hearing about Julius.

  • Grant - 2012-04-02 10:19

    Im also getting impatient

  • Nathi - 2012-04-02 11:11

    They unleashed him, and now he's biting them. They must deal with the consequences. Personally I feel that Juju is the best thing for ANC right now. He's the regular guy in the streets' voice now. He's got nothing to lose and a score to settle. I think he is going to unearth alot of shameful things for the party, that have been hidden from us. The ANC needs to clense itself of the rot and once again become a party that people can be proud to be associated with, like it was 17yrs ago.

  • khwezi.ndawonde - 2012-04-02 11:40

    you all know the saying, if you take two tins empty and fullone which one is making noise, the empty tin, inkwenkwe ke leyo small boy that what she does, what has he done for the youth can someone tell me?

  • jojwana - 2012-04-02 12:34

    Junebugg thats the absolute truth. anc has lost its direction under the current leadership. competency is no longer part of leadership selection. any one can do as he likes in the anc goverment, no one is strong enough to root out any bad action. selebi will not go to jail, malema will not be expelled, beki cele will not be fired, mantashe will not be investigated. zuma's stick is broken, he is too weak.

  • Carry - 2012-04-02 14:55

    WE ARE NOT LOSING PATIENCE WITH THE anc ............ WE HAVE LOST IT A LONG TIME AGO.

  • mzijimmym - 2012-04-02 14:59

    Its suprising that the the very sama people who said nothing when Mbeki was was derided a all of a sudden vocal abt his disrespect for leaders.In Setswana we say: "le ojwa le sa le metsi."

  • whyso - 2012-04-02 17:45

    That's what you get when you have a president with a checkered past like the SA has. truly speaking there is no respect that the brother commands. the good thing he can do is to quitt presidency because it seems he is a huge liability and honourable people taint their images by always defending him.

  • Ricky - 2012-04-02 18:49

    YES GUYS, WE NEED MORE MALEMAS, YOU SOLDIER ON BROTHER, THERE WILL BE COLATERAL DAMAGE, BUT THE END WILL JUSTIFY THE MEANS. MALEMA SAYS EXACTLY WHAT IS ON MANY PEOPLE'S MINDS, BUT MALEMA NEEDS SOME PR SKILLS, ITS THE WAY HE COMES ACROSS THAT PUTS A DENT ON HIS CHARACTER, REMEMBER, THE DEVIL ALWAYS SMILES..........

  • Shaylene - 2012-04-02 19:20

    Yawn.... This is like a tennis match, backwards and forwards, backwards and forwards. Seriously who is scared of what, it makes me think that Juju has dirt on the Anc that's why nothing has been done about his rude behaviour. So can we please have a game set match???????

  • Thomas - 2012-04-02 20:14

    Malema do like wise open your own political league or behave until you are reconsidered.stop behave like a rat in the house.When u recall former president, he never behave like u.He went out quitely,stop saying things which u never said while it was required that u should do so.enemies are egar to see fighting u are disturbing peace.

  • Tebogo - 2012-04-03 04:18

    When you raise a dog to be fierce or ferocious, do you wonder when it turns its ferocity to your neighbors and family, especially when it does not get what it wants.