ANCYL attacks Rupert family

2011-07-27 13:00

Johannesburg - The Rupert family has a history of funding SA's previous apartheid regime, the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) claimed on Wednesday.

As part of its reaction to questions about its president Julius Malema's trust fund, the ANCYL stated that it was the Rupert family which was the majority shareholder of "the Afrikaner dominated and controlled Naspers of which senior management is 100% white and male".

The ANCYL added that Naspers owns Media24 which controls Rapport, Die Beeld, City Press and the Daily Sun newspapers.

City Press newspaper on Sunday published an article saying Limpopo businessmen were paying money into Malema's trust fund account in return for government tenders. The ANCYL has strongly denied this.

"All these publications replicate the apartheid ideology of white supremacy and portray black people as corrupt or superstitious human beings with no potential to develop and engage in conscious social, political and economic issues confronting South Africa."

However, Johann Rupert told I-Net Bridge that the family had never funded apartheid.

"The ANCYL is like a mosquito in one's tent," he said, without further comment.

Fighting back by pointing fingers

The ANCYL also said it wanted to know how much farm and agricultural land the Rupert family owned in SA today and how the family had acquired this land.

One of SA's largest banks, Absa Group [JSE:ASA], was also fingered by the ANCYL.

"What is the role of Absa, whose CEO, Maria Ramos, has publicly opposed the policy positions of the ANCYL, particularly on the nationalisation of mines?"

And then it was nongovernmental civil rights organisation AfriForum's turn.

The ANCYL claimed that the relationship between Media24 "and right-wing formations, in particular AfriForum", should be explained because AfriForum had been running "STOP MALEMA" adverts in Media24 publications for free "for many months now".

On the weekend, AfriForum opened a corruption case against the ANCYL's president, following City Press's report that Malema had a trust fund for deposits from businessmen in Limpopo.

AfriForum laid the complaint in accordance with the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act of 2004.

  • Michael Treherne - 2011-07-27 13:15

    So when the ANCYL doesn't like the questions it gets, it deflects them and plays the race card. When are we going to get past race in this country? No one cares what race you are, people care if what you say and do benefits the country or not.

      Meanleader - 2011-07-28 15:59

      Hyena see ...hyena do !

      John - 2011-08-02 15:50

      Pudding faced, KFC-gobbling, wobbly-bummed lunatic

      Adamorph - 2013-01-22 17:43

      Hi Michael Treherne... Doesn't fair define equal? They (those who have complained) have allegedly found wrongful doings on Mr Malema's action, which is why he is on the position he is now... Why must it be a problem when wrongful doings are picked from other individuals or organisations? If they (ANCYL) suspects wrongful doings from individuals or organisations, isn't 'fair to be brought to the public's attention as much as Malema's allegations were public said on every media platform? Let us all be fair...

  • Virginia - 2011-07-27 13:43

    Well ANCYL, you and the new Leaders in the new SA had to be morally up standing people, this was supposed to be a new begining not aping what the previous government did. We all know things were not so bright in the apartheid era, but does not mean that this government must continue with the same corrupt lifestyle, you people were supposed to be better, live amongste the people and see that everyone had quality of life, but no just a few appeared as the 'Black Elite" and the rest were left to fend for themselves. If the Ruperts owned Naspers that was their problem exactly the same as the government owns SABC and dictates what we watch. Governments are evil and there is always some people ou there to keep them evil.

  • Really? - 2011-07-27 13:44

    Maybe the ancyl should stop focussing on people who have created a legacy, and focus on being a youth league, as they have no political knowledge or savvy, and they react to queries and criticism like a wounded dog, just snapping at everything. They are an abomination of an "entity" . Respect the Ruperts you can learn from them!

      Meanleader - 2011-07-28 16:02

      |Wasn't it youth league youngsters that were murdered in Norway ?? Just thinking out loud .....................That gives me an idea ...hhmmmm ..never mind...

      chappy - 2011-07-28 16:14

      @ Really? - You're being far too sensible to think the ANCYL had enough smarts to think beyond the "Gimme" approach. The Ruperts have created more jobs in this country than nearly any other corporation, but the ANCYL are far too stupid to consider this. Hey you idiots who support the ANCYL - without large corporates, that support small corporates etc etc you don't have employment opportunities..... damn I really don't know why we bother with these muppets. How can they attack legitimate business when their own leader is the biggest thief in the country, stealing from everyone he purports to support via his illegal tender practices?

  • Nasdaq7 - 2011-07-27 13:45

    A malaria mosquito.

  • scud - 2011-07-27 13:49

    The problem is that there are so many morons at all levels of the ANC.

      Meanleader - 2011-07-28 16:03

      No Scud ....The problem is that there are so many levels of morons in the ANC .....

  • Bidartbru - 2011-07-27 13:55

    Quel surprise..

  • gcr - 2011-07-27 14:07

    The ANCYL spokespeople have got to the dumbest of the dumb - these guys portray themselves as they have indicated because that's how they see themselves - get over the complex people and work harder

  • Crispybacon - 2011-07-27 14:15

    Haha, Hahahahaha! This would be even funnier if it were not quite scary.

  • shabzinho - 2011-07-27 14:20

    stop all this babbling and let the investigations begin.why is there talk and no action. Must the tracks be covered 1st.

      jester - 2011-08-02 16:25

      Shabzinho, I think you've got a good point their... nail on the head as they say.

  • Walter - 2011-07-27 14:48

    If you are wrong.. accept it, and if you were , apologize and accept your fate. Stop pointing fingers, and start being idealistic, start building a future instead of trying to take other peoples hard work for the masses.. If you succeed in taking it, and properly transferring it to the masses. NOTHING will come of i then there after. If you wanted to be rich, make an plan to become rich.. stop blaming somebody else, its in your hands.. always been.. for those that were in apartheid, its in your hands as well, since 1994.. 17 years now.. get over it and start using your will to succeed.

      Meanleader - 2011-07-28 16:07

      Yawn ....Walter education bursaries can be bought back-door from Julius you know ....I'll put in a good word for you . You sound desperate !!!!

  • David - 2011-07-27 14:53

    Who cares what the Youth League says. It is not they who are under scrutiny. Juju said he is a private citizen. Let him explain his drawings from the trust and its income. It has nothing to do with the ANCYL. Grow up boys, its time for your leader to front up with the public. It is NO defence to blame whites (racist or otherwise).

      Meanleader - 2011-07-28 16:09

      Hello David ...juju is the leader of the ANCYL ... what they say does matter ...hello dave can you hear me ? hello dave...........

  • benren - 2011-07-27 15:01

    The Ruperts worked for their money and never propagated apartheid. It is a well known fact that dr Anton Rupert and dr Verwoerd had serious differences about politics and economic empowerment. But dr Rupert was able to generate wealth without landgrabs and nationalisation. He was a wealth creator by creating thousands of jobs while Julius Malema do not care about anyone but himself. Julius will never be in the same league as the Ruperts.

      Meanleader - 2011-07-28 16:11

      As much as I dislike the ANCL need to read up on the Rupert family son ..... you might get a surprise ....

  • SAFCan - 2011-07-27 15:11

    Mr Rupert, ANCYL may be like a mosquito in your tent, but that bite could cause malaria! If I had your wealth, now may be a good time to start moving that money offshore, quickly!

  • corriew - 2011-07-27 15:49

    The largest shareholders in Naspers are: PIC, Dodge & Cox Inc, Coronation AM and Old Mutual AM. The ANCYL should get its facts right before swinging for the fences.

      Meanleader - 2011-07-28 16:13

      And who owns PIC, Dodge & Cox Inc, Coronation AM and Old Mutual AM ? Thought I'd steer you in the right direction Corrie .

  • Wayne - 2011-07-27 15:58

    When an organization has refer back to aparthied whenever it has to defend its position, it only shows how weak and uninformed that leadership is. Come on, apartheid is dead and buried 16 long years. As long as you keep digging it up to parade it as an excuse for everything you dont like or understand we will never move on.

  • pothead - 2011-07-27 16:01

    the "blame game"!!! now the yl is trying to take the attenion of julius by hitting out at the ruberts and absa.....!!!! he must now take his punishment like a man......... ACCOUNTABILITY!!!!

  • $Sign - 2011-07-27 16:30

    HAHA...Mosquito in one's tent...HAHAHA...irritating blood suckers!

  • shaun.cousins1 - 2011-07-27 16:45

    Back to the past...shows you this governments sees no future...

  • lassie95 - 2011-07-29 04:28

    The Rupert's at least pay tax! They are a respected family who did more for South Africa than the ANC can ever hope of achieving. Come on ANCYL grow up. Why do you not read up on the history of Anton Rupert who started his empire out of a public telephone booth! He WORKED his way up in life. He did not steal land or survived on corruption! At the same time make an effort to find out how many BLACK people the Ruperts empowered.

  • RVR - 2011-07-29 08:37

    Ancyl vading the truth again.........

  • jock - 2011-08-02 15:50

    The ancyl is a gang of thugs who want everything for free and are not prepared to work for themselves.Your leader is a prime example of living off the fat of the land while the people suffer.Stop blaming afrikaaners,the settlers,the Americans,Europe or anybody else but yourselves.

  • Mark - 2011-08-02 16:06

    Julius Malema, the itchy bum hole of this great country. He is nothing more than an uneducated, common thief trying to ply his trade on a national level... and for those of you out there who believe you will benefit from his policies. Don't complain when you must live in the state you create.

  • greencat - 2011-08-02 18:49

    If anything, I reckon the Rupert's are big on friendly terms with the ANC government. You have to ask yourself, whats worse: Juju or the ANCYL, cos it seems they trying to one-up each other in the stupidity stakes.

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