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ANC to act on Malema

2011-08-07 14:35

Cape Town - ANC leaders are expected to demand tough action against the ANC Youth League at a meeting on Monday, amid fresh allegations that its president Julius Malema is benefiting from multi-million rand tenders funded by public money.

Malema was "happy to make millions from privatisation while calling for nationalisation", the City Press reported in a front page article on Sunday under the headline "Two Faced".

Last week, City Press reported that Malema was using a secret family trust to finance his lifestyle.

This week, it reported that a company he partly owned was directly benefiting from multi-million rand tenders it helped to award.

According to the newspaper, the Limpopo government outsourced essential government functions to the company, which meant it was engaged in the privatisation of state functions.

Nationalisation

Malema is pushing for the ANC to make the nationalisation of mines, banks and land its policy at its congress next year.

According to City Press, Malema’s Ratanang Family Trust owns a stake in On-Point Engineers (Pty) Ltd, which is a private company headed by Malema’s former business partner Lesiba Gwangwa.

The company allegedly "cashes in" on the Limpopo road tenders it is supposed to manage, the newspaper reported.

On-Point was awarded a R51m tender by the Limpopo roads and transport department in 2009 to design, manage and implement road projects in the province through an outfit called the "project management unit".

As part of the tender, On-Point’s duties include supporting the department with the adjudication and awarding of road tenders. On Friday, the Mail&Guardian reported that Malema was dishing out tenders to his friends through a R4.6bn road management deal.

Opposition

The newspaper reported that Malema had admitted to owning shares in On-Point through the Ratanang Family Trust, of which he was a co-trustee. The other trustee is his grandmother Sarah. Beeld reported on Saturday that Malema had allegedly backed out of a deal to buy a R3.5m farm near Polokwane, in Limpopo.

Malema had already allegedly paid a R800 000 deposit on the 139 hectare farm.

Opposition political parties have also called on the SA Revenue Services to investigate Malema's wealth, saying it is not compatible with his reported R25 000 a month salary.

The Sunday Times reported that President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe would lead an party delegation at a meeting with Malema and his recently elected executive on Monday.

They are expected to question him about a series of statements he made about supporting "forces" in Botswana to unseat that country's ruling party, headed by President Ian Khama.

Impact

The ANCYL described the Botswana Democratic Party as a "security threat to Africa".

Zuma's international relations adviser Lindiwe Zulu told the Sunday Times that the ANC had to act against Malema if it was to regain the respect of neighbouring countries.

She said: "I was in Zimbabwe not so long ago and people there were saying: 'What's wrong with you? What's happening? Tell us whether the youth league is the one in charge so that we can talk to the youth league and not you.' You don't like getting to places and getting such statements.

"I feel they should be disciplined. We can't keep talking about this discipline in corners ... there were issues that the ANC agreed upon in as far as comrade Malema is concerned. I sit here and ask myself: 'Where is that process? Does (Malema) really understand the impact of some of his utterances?'" Zulu said.

Comments
  • Taurusaurus - 2011-08-07 14:45

    Hang him from the yardarm!!

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-08-07 15:04

      Kick him out the ANC. He is a corrupt, racist disgrace to what used to be a great organisation.

      Spyker May - 2011-08-07 15:23

      Just a pity the Buccaneer himself is too busy "showering" in the loot...

      SAFCan - 2011-08-07 15:28

      Nothing will come of this. Malema will just be advised to be more discreet in displaying his lavish lifestyle. Remove Malema, put him before a disciplinary committee, let the punishment fit the crime! Maybe then our hope in good governance for SA will be restored? Yes, I know my coffee is cold!

      BOFFINBOB - 2011-08-07 15:34

      They, ANC, dont have the balls. Malema & the junior division are too powerful. He is openly pro black & seriously anti white. By creating a racial divide he is following ANC's ultimate policy of " rule & divide " which of course diverts from their own shortcomings as a government. Win, win for the ANC.

      Makutu - 2011-08-07 15:39

      He's probably just one drop in the ocean. There might be a lot more ANC members benefiting. A lot more.

      steve.dupreez - 2011-08-07 16:39

      Malema is to important within the ANC structures to be disciplined. By his say-so Zuma will stay on or go. Malema is immune to the disciplinary code (if it exist) of the ANC. I do not believe that the ANC can act against MAlema - he's been allowed to run rampant for to long. You can ot now reign in the spoilt child. The ANC, as parent, must live with the consequences.

      tryanything - 2011-08-07 18:58

      Sweet f/all will happen.... Hope im wrong....

      Protest - 2011-08-07 19:54

      Time to make a new law.: When Malema dies, he must be buried at least 18 feet under! Deep down he is a nice guy...

      cuz - 2011-08-08 02:06

      ANC's damage control too little too late!

      Herdsman - 2011-08-08 08:01

      ...his wrists are gonna be very after the slap he gets today ! ...poor malem's

      Flasheart - 2011-08-08 08:47

      I'll believe it when I see it.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-08 10:48

      Karma is a b#*ch JUJU....or should i say Khama is a president with a big stick that coming to have a few words with you hahahahaha!

  • donkerhond - 2011-08-07 14:46

    Shock... horror! I bet no one was expecting this... if it was opposite day

      Yoni - 2011-08-07 15:44

      This is bollocks. And the moon is made of cheese. I believe this story as much as I believed Mbeki when he said Mugabe is about to step down. That was how many years ago again?

  • david - 2011-08-07 14:46

    about f@cking time. still i'll believe when i see it.

      Spyker May - 2011-08-07 15:37

      Indeed david.., Let us just keep party-hats where they are. It is a bit like people 'popping the corks' after the first innings of cricket match, let us just wait for the other side to take the pitch first, before cleaning out the bar... I have a feeling this little f**ker just knows too much. Much like Thabo Mbeki who could not really take Zuma on, because he was/is just as corrupt - he could only to create an auxiliary situation and hope its momentum will sink the shower-head. Guess what - IT DID NOT; so ye, let us wait for the outcome.

      Mattewis - 2011-08-08 07:43

      David, you don't understand Marxism. Don't feel bad, though. If most of the pre-1992 electorate did, the 1994 fiasco never would have happened in the first place. De Klerk and his Broederbond-buddies would have got what they deserved, and SA would have been at least 200 000 murder statistics poorer. You just watch this space now, however. You ain't seen nothing yet. The ANC is only getting the motor running. Two to three years from now, you'll see what happens when they engage the transmission!

      daaivark - 2011-08-08 07:55

      What are you trying to say, Mattewis?

      LBS - 2011-08-20 16:30

      @ Mattewis, yes, I would also like to understand more clearly what you are saying. Are you staying for the party in two to three years, or have you packed?

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-07 14:47

    So JZ' little teen-youth leader is coming home to roost. EVERYBODY in his right mind,could see the little twit is corrupt,arrogant,incompetent and a racist. Yet,Matashe and JZ protected their follower. I hope he bite's them

      andrew.hartung - 2011-08-07 16:53

      Hope they make kebabs from him and roast him slowly

      tryanything - 2011-08-07 20:36

      And who is going to eat these //??food poisioning??

  • Frans Smith - 2011-08-07 14:47

    bunch of retards - i think it is too late - they have allowed him to earn to much money, which in turn makes him very powerfull. they are now panicking...when it is nearly to late. they have to cut the head off the snake (the head of the ancyl) now, or face the consequences?

  • tfidytek - 2011-08-07 14:47

    We always knew he was corrupt. Now we have it in black and white (no pun intended)

  • Gen - 2011-08-07 14:49

    Will Foolius ever truly be held accountable? Will he ever face real consequences? He worms his way out of everything whilst showing no remorse whatsoever.

      shaun.cousins1 - 2011-08-08 09:28

      malema will only got a nice long one in the behind from showerhead.

  • Grant - 2011-08-07 14:50

    I seriously doubt they will do anything. I firmly believe that Malema is being used to vocalise future ANC plans in order to gauge response.

  • Henno Duke - 2011-08-07 14:53

    WHHAHAHAHHHA - give him more rope and he will hang himself soon.

      Thandi - 2011-08-07 16:57

      However much rope he is given, no-one has the balls to challenge this sub-human little boy Mal-emmer.

      tryanything - 2011-08-07 18:59

      Giving him rope is useless if he cant wind a noose.

      chris white - 2011-08-07 20:22

      Sub standard comment, trivial

      tryanything - 2011-08-07 20:38

      This whole exercise is sub standard leads to more dehumanisation..

  • david - 2011-08-07 14:55

    real quick to investigate the chairperson of the Estate Agency Affairs Board, but still no word on an investigation into this ape. to typical from this lot of corrupt fools. they'll just be telling him to chill out a bit because he is causing to much interest into their illegal dealings.

      tryanything - 2011-08-07 19:00

      EAAB was a distraction trick.

      AfrikaTsoga - 2011-08-08 11:29

      @David, nobody deserves to be called an Ape, including Malema. Please don't do that again, don't prove your sceptics right!

  • Neil - 2011-08-07 14:56

    Hmmmmm, Another one of the ANC's lies. They would have disciplined him 2 years ago as well and about the piss up in Bloem, or so they said.. All the ANC can do is talk talk talk and appoint task teams for every silly little thing they can think of. I think they love the word task team and comrade too much. Seeing is believing ANC, put your money where your mouth is..

  • johan - 2011-08-07 15:00

    WAY TO GO ANC. PUT THE FAT LITTLE PUPPY ON A LEASH. IF YOU DON'T HE WILL BITE THE HAND THAT HAS FED HIM.

      Wendy - 2011-08-08 07:46

      Ja overfed him my the look of the fat f....k

  • edalsg - 2011-08-07 15:01

    UTTER RUBBISH ------If anything the ANC will take instructions from Him. The ANC have lost ALL form of decency and do NOT act on anything.

      AA - 2011-08-07 17:10

      Agreed. It appears to me that the Women of the ANC are the one's with the most guts to speak out, perhaps we need a women president. Zuma has been totally silient on this whole fiasco, what a spinless idiot.

      Rob Gunning - 2011-08-08 08:36

      They act when Julius tells them to.

  • john - 2011-08-07 15:07

    'Tell us whether the youth league is the one in charge so that we can talk to the youth league and not you.' Hahaha, it certainly looks like the ANCYL is in charge. For every statements of Zuma's that is reported on, ten statements by JuJu or Floyd Shivambu are reported on. For every news article about happenings inside the ANC, there are fifteen about happenings inside the ANCYL. For every ANC policy statement announcement by media, there are twelve policy announcements by the ANCYL. The ANCYL commands five times more media column inches than every single other political party - including the government - combined.

      Hartmut - 2011-08-07 15:58

      Watch the press, they make him so important now, than he can fall deeper. And this idiot is running full into this trap!

  • Eliza.bethB100 - 2011-08-07 15:07

    Julius Malema is a thieve.... He is stealing from the poor.. and is putting this country at risk...

      JadedKnight - 2011-08-07 22:20

      @Chris White.....for one so condescending, perhaps you should at least take the obvious precaution of actually CHECKING what you type.... instead of forcing your arrogant attitude on others!

      Airborne68 - 2011-08-08 06:46

      It looks like Daaivark has changed his name to chris white.

      daaivark - 2011-08-08 07:34

      DOn't know Chris White. Nor do I know you, Airborne. Care to get lost?

      Airborne68 - 2011-08-08 11:43

      He sounds like an idiot, just like you Daaivark. Only commenting negatively on peoples comments, rather than on the issue at hand.

  • China - 2011-08-07 15:09

    Now Now !! The ANC bosses are still trying to find a african solution to this little problem called Malema. Maybe a few million rand and a nice quite exit will be on the table.

      tryanything - 2011-08-08 18:24

      Mortuary table?

  • China - 2011-08-07 15:15

    The word JU in chinese means PIG. We need to chance his name from JU-JU to PANG JU, WICH MEANS FAT PIG.

      Hartmut - 2011-08-07 15:56

      What is in chines "Little Fat Pig", please?

      tryanything - 2011-08-07 19:01

      Pang JU Love it....

      tryanything - 2011-08-07 20:08

      Consider it done R.I.P.

  • derkus - 2011-08-07 15:18

    nothing will be done,he will be the next president

      Jamesons - 2011-08-07 20:41

      with a bullit in his head, no ways is the public if RSA going to let this country die. This Pang JU has given this country abad name and even more the ANC.

  • Ang - 2011-08-07 15:19

    Tough action, please, this is the ANC, he will be moved to a senior position within the ANC government within a few years so that he can benefit from more lucrative tenders while F*%King up the country once and for all!!

  • EYESAY - 2011-08-07 15:22

    MALEMA FOR PRESIDENT!!!! .....of the IDIOTS CLUB!

      Mike - 2011-08-08 08:39

      Ah, that would be the ANC. Seems we're right on track then.

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-07 15:28

    Kick the man out,he is a disgrace

  • cjstoffberg - 2011-08-07 15:28

    When the ANCYL began years ago it was with good intentions (in my view) for supporting education for SA Youths. Over the years corrupt individuals like Malema have exploited the nations' youth and has been inciting racial hatred and tensions. He is allowed to hold Anti-White Rallies, visit Zimbabwe to discuss Land Reforms for SA and it is called 'freedom of speech'. Under who's authority? The legitimate Government of SA never endorced these! In my view it is open treason and he must be convicted. SA's Government is losing it's credibility in the world and we are becoming a real 3rd World Country. This is an opprtunity for the President to show moral courage and ACTUALLY deal with him once and for all!

  • Iron John - 2011-08-07 15:32

    Of course he can't comprehend that, but why should he? He is the product of the ANC system. The ANC is just another typical African liberation movement that cannot raise their game. They are doomed in their current form, because they have had an almighty leadership failure. Pity, because they inherited a lot they could work with and to truly rewrite the typical African story. Alas, they have shown they are not capable/willing to do that.

  • Anonymus - 2011-08-07 15:35

    just fire the racist jelly baby and freeze all his assets. he is a hypocrite!!

      chris white - 2011-08-07 20:24

      yes....mmmnnnn but not well thought out though...you may go to bed

  • norris - 2011-08-07 15:41

    Let him carry on behaving like he does - he'll eventually bury himself. In the process, he'll split the ANC, which would actually good for democracy in our country because then we'll have less of a one party state, more debate, and therefore better policies! Ironically, I think he's actually good for the country in the long term.

  • ian - 2011-08-07 15:42

    now ju ju, smack smack (very lightly) dont do that again, this i got to see

  • OZNOB - 2011-08-07 15:44

    I guess his chickens are coming home to roost- i just didn't expect him to have so many.If he had any more he could open his own kfc and do some honest work for achange

      chris white - 2011-08-07 20:25

      for goodness sakes, are you a farmer

  • Rick - 2011-08-07 15:46

    What can one say, the NP was bad in the past they were corupt, they aleast hid it. The ANC just dosnt care what a joke lol

  • Mike - 2011-08-07 15:48

    Honestly!! What will the ANC do to him??NOTHING.

      chris white - 2011-08-07 20:25

      correct, you pass!

  • Rick - 2011-08-07 15:48

    Well what can one say, the NP was corrupt but they tride to hide it, The ANC dont. They are all a disgrace, time for a new party to come to power.

      chris white - 2011-08-07 20:26

      No, everyone was sh*t scared of the NP, you said nil if you wanted to live!

  • Harambe - 2011-08-07 15:50

    I'm just wondering why the ANC had not sanctioned the bum earlier. He has undone the good work of NR Mandela, OR Tambo, W + A Sisulu, et al. He says one thing in the public and does the opposite behind the scenes. Let him fry.

      Molly - 2011-08-07 18:58

      Well said all that the 'honourable' Nelson Mandela and Sisulu did is being undone by this disrespectful, currupt, racist .....!

  • Frans Smith - 2011-08-07 15:50

    redistribute his illgained wealth - feed the poor with his money.

  • call a spade - 2011-08-07 15:51

    eish cmde julias , steal in such a way that the media don't find out. clearly you are in the wrong league.

  • Craig44 - 2011-08-07 15:51

    Whatis it going to take to get rid of this Scumbag piece of fecal matter. As usual nothing will happen. Zuma and his Bitches don't have the nuts to do what needs to be done.

  • capetonian - 2011-08-07 15:58

    Last I heard was that the DA have laid charges against him in Cape Town - which means that the Police have to act on that. The Hawks are also following up on the Public Protector's report - that's apart from SARS looking into his lifestyle vs his "income"! He gets out of this and we can call him "teflon ju-ju"!!

      umlaut - 2011-08-07 19:29

      When he realizes he is with his back against the wall, he can become desperate and dangerous by maybe driving for instability in the country. His followers, also struggling with woodwork, are ripe for orders of any idiotic kind, (if you follow their frame of mind on these forums) to go into action, and with the help of his ancyl trainees in the army, he can certainly cause havoc and the investigations against him can be frozen or the evidence will vanish. When bullets are flying many a enemy can also join the forefarthers for re-unions and consultation.

  • Eric West - 2011-08-07 16:01

    Captain Teflon will get the usual slap on the wrist. The ANC and the media created a fat black monster and now they don't know what to do with him.

  • Carla - 2011-08-07 16:02

    Let Malema be. Let him destroy every thing because then it will be easier for whites to regain control of the country

      chris white - 2011-08-07 20:28

      Oh Carla, you probably eat KFC more than the norm

      J.B - 2011-08-08 01:31

      Chris, are you drunk? Your ramblings on this forum are completely out of context and are old and boring. Go swallow a handful of sleeping pills and go to bed. Good night sunshine!

  • Georgie Porgie - 2011-08-07 16:03

    anyone seen the movie groundhog day. that defines south africa

  • Carla - 2011-08-07 16:03

    He's a bloody agent to whites...

  • Dan W - 2011-08-07 16:03

    Yeow! With the amounts involved, no wonder the mouth can afford to be so arrogant (and obnoxious). And if Zim, a close neighbour protected/supported by the comrades, can’t figure out who’s in charge, what is the real position (in the real seat of power, Luthuli House)? Will Juju get a slap on the wrist? Or has the time come, as in 1959 with the PAC and Walter Sisulu, to (bite the bullet and) break away and go it alone (into the wilderness)?

  • hardereen - 2011-08-07 16:07

    Do you really think Julius did this alone? He did not award the contracts to himself. The rot is deeper than we think.

  • anfield - 2011-08-07 16:16

    it'll all fade away eventually and julia will still be flashing her legs

  • An African - 2011-08-07 16:36

    No, he does not understand the impact of his stupid utterances, because he is not intelligant enough to understand!

  • An African - 2011-08-07 16:38

    No, he does not understand the impact of his stupid utterances because he is too stupid to understand! Irresponsible, double-standard, psychopath - that is what he is...

  • Lang Henning - 2011-08-07 16:44

    In most primitive cultures wealth equals leadership. The richer the leader is, the more powerful, and this is exactly that is happening here. Democracy in SA is a sham.

      chris white - 2011-08-07 20:33

      It seems to be working for him! He's smart enough to be in touch with what the masses want and there is nothing anyone can do about it

  • Figjam - 2011-08-07 16:48

    I will believe it when I see it. I think our illustrious leadership fears this little twazzer too much to actually do anything to control him.

      umlaut - 2011-08-07 19:53

      If zuma is clever and he acts fast he can confiscate all malemas stolen trust fund contents and then actually take his 'physical power' away, and if he can get him convicted, then he can shut his mouth also and as a big prize for Botswana drop him off somewhere in Botswana with a poster round his neck--TOPPLE BOTSWANA--

      chris white - 2011-08-07 20:35

      @umlaut - tell me, how is it living in never never land - all colourful?

      umlaut - 2011-08-07 21:34

      @chris white)))You should know --you also stay in SA?

      chris white - 2011-08-07 21:39

      @umlaut -you're not having a good day are you

  • Edgar Boehm - 2011-08-07 16:54

    Will believe it when I see it. I suspect it will be all talk, no action.

  • Thandi - 2011-08-07 16:55

    When it comes to shagging anything with a pulse, showerhead has the biggest balls in town. When it comes to facing up to Mal-emmer, his balls shrivel up and disappear faster than a Shaik/Selebi/McBride prison sentence. Not holding my breath on this one.

      chris white - 2011-08-07 20:36

      My little white Thandi...x sleep tight

  • Sceptic - 2011-08-07 17:10

    nothing will come of this, not if Zuma is there, him and Malgat are bum-chums, they won't naai each other in public.

  • AA - 2011-08-07 17:11

    This honestly shows how weak the president is. Other ANC members are starting to speak out because they have to as their leader is doing nothing.