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ANCYL demands change to Constitution

2011-10-28 13:04

Pretoria - The ANC Youth League on Friday called on government to amend the Constitution to allow land claims without compensation.

ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola read out a memorandum of demands at the Union Buildings in Pretoria at the culmination of the league's "economic freedom" march.

The league demanded the amendment of section 25 of the Constitution which protects private property against arbitrary expropriation and allows for compensation.

The memorandum was received by newly-appointed Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi.

Demands

He is a former secretary-general of the SA Democratic Teachers Union.

The league's memorandum said all productive land should be nationalised and leased, and neighbourhoods electrified.

Labour brokers must be banned and all vacant government posts be filled.

A state bank must be established and foreign policy must be changed to isolate countries that threaten South Africa's sovereignty.

A fund must be established to send 10 000 students to the best universities.

ANCYL president Julius Malema was pleased that Nxesi was the one who accepted the memorandum.

'Not a Mickey Mouse organisation'


"We have a minister. We always get what we want. We are not a Mickey Mouse organisation. We are a serious organisation," Malema said.

"The minister knows these demands very well. He used to be one on the street fighting this.

"He will take this to the executive and will explain it better because he is from a working class background."

Earlier, Malema demanded that only a member of the Cabinet accept their memorandum on "economic freedom".

On Thursday, the league handed memorandums of demand to the Chamber of Mines in Johannesburg's city centre and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Sandton.

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Comments
  • karen.glautier - 2011-10-28 13:07

    I'm buying a gun! Try and take my land!

      Delusion - 2011-10-28 13:13

      Juju thinks or hopes that whites will simply turn the other cheek while the are being robbed. No sir, push people over a certain limit and you will cause civil war - again...

      Joanne - 2011-10-28 13:14

      And 30 million South Africans demand a change to the youth league..

      Michael - 2011-10-28 13:18

      Nice try Julya$$ - how do you think they are going to change the constitution without a 2-thirds majority? Steady there @karen - shoot them in the ballot box!

      Rob - 2011-10-28 13:23

      If the constitution had to be changed to suit these demands, where do you draw the line, or should all property belong to the state removing yet another incentive to work hard. Look besides this point, nothing can be done without a 2 thirds majority and hopefully more than a third of this country will never want to be disenfranchised of their property rights, once you start taking, when do you stop?

      karen.glautier - 2011-10-28 13:23

      You are right @Michael, but I have two small children, endanger them and you can believe I'm not going anywhere without a fight!

      Thandiwe - 2011-10-28 13:25

      Juju wants to expropriate the farms this decade for himself, then he wants to use the change in the constitution to steal our homes

      Michael - 2011-10-28 13:44

      I don't think it will come to that in our lifetime @karen. Don't you find it astounding though that the LEADER of the hoof movement doesn't even understand this basic safeguard built into our constitution? It illustrates the disturbing end-product of a dysfunctional education system and sooner we can get that right, the sooner we will have a vibrant and informed democracy.

      Johan - 2011-10-28 13:46

      ...thanks to FW de Klerk and all the "liberals" who gave this country to Woodwork Malema and the ANC..... .....thank you very much...!!

      lee.ferreira - 2011-10-28 13:51

      I second that!

      Micheal - 2011-10-28 13:51

      Yup, so am i!

      Martin - 2011-10-28 13:52

      So which part of Z-I-M-B-A-B-W-E did you not understand????

      yummyhamster - 2011-10-28 13:52

      ironically the company i work for is pushing me to go work at their head office overseas because according to them "a 1st world country" we are on the brink of civil war. Yes that is how the world sees this country. And that is the opinion of the state department there..... click , click , click .. just loading over here

      karen.glautier - 2011-10-28 13:55

      @yummyhamster, I read a report that stated that white South Africans are on the verge of being wiped out by genocide.

      Willie - 2011-10-28 13:55

      Ask farmers in Zim

      Nicolaas - 2011-10-28 13:57

      Yes, try and take my land. Do they really think we will just step out of the way and give what is ours to them? They have another thing comming. Hehehehehehehehehe. Go on TRY!

      Servaas - 2011-10-28 13:57

      Ag Malema, you can not just change the constitution. Thanks to you we will be stuck on level 6 till the time you are no longer a political figure. Btw, sent this article to my buddy in the UN and his direct words was the UN will not let it go that far, so good luck with your silly little mission clown.

      Servaas - 2011-10-28 14:29

      @Luiz: HA HA HA.. Young lions? BWA HA HA HA HA!!!!! Now you see why I call you ANCYL clowns. You are hilarious!! Tell us another joke please!! Ok Mr. Lion.. Go back to the zoo you came from.

      johan.blertsie.cilliers - 2011-10-28 14:36

      What must happen before we can apply to other countries for refugee status?

      Nick - 2011-10-28 16:10

      @Michael, to amend the Constitution, there needs to be a 75% resolution, not two thirds, but I agree with you your point there! Good luck Julius, ha ha!!

      Dawn - 2011-10-28 16:19

      Take five Karen, unfortunately everyone needs to catch a wake up. This clot is DANGEROUS

      Chris - 2011-10-28 16:28

      @karen.glautier,, I would say you left it a little bit late to buy a gun, but at least you are waking up ...cannot say that of most South Africans...problem is , you still want to play by the rules...just get a gun...

      Adam - 2011-10-28 16:49

      Unfortunately readers, you are all missing the bigger picture. Malema may be academically challenged, however, he is a strong orator, rubs shoulders with the ‘right’ people and has a huge following. He is cold and calculating and I give him 10/10 for his ability to stir up emotion and pluck on the heart strings of the poor, unemployed and uneducated. He is pandering to a massive audience and his huge following feel he is their savior. Nothing will change this. If he is expelled from the ANCYL, he can form ABC Youth League in a moments notice. His followers will leave the ANC & ANCYL and continue to follow the “piper” The ANC will lose voters and they know it. They have no option but to slap his wrist from time to time and allow him to continue. (Continued)

      Adam - 2011-10-28 16:51

      Outnumbered 9 to 1, you have no hope. As long as the youth are unemployed, impoverished and uneducated they need an “advocate” for their collective, be that Malema today. Should Malema disappear, there are many other great African orators who will piggy back off Malema’s achievements and fill his shoes and encourage the disenfranchised to live out Malema’s dream. Unemployment and education will not catch up fast enough for the millions to either work or be educated enough to understand basic economics. We sit at our computers and read these articles and know full well that the ideals Malema has will kill the SA nation as a whole. That’s why we bow our heads or bang heads against a wall. Realistically, it’s a no win situation no matter which way you approach it. That’s the sad realistic truth.

      Spyker - 2011-10-28 19:40

      I demand that 'Johnnie Walker' be changed to 'Johnnie Porker'. "Porker", according to 'Urban Dictionary' = Classification of an obese person that has no will to help themselves lose weight. Or perhaps I should demand it should be changed to 'Johnnie W@nker'. With no woman at his side, well at least his boyfriend should eagerly oblige... No wait, perhaps I should demand 'Johnnie Dorker'. According to (the trusted) 'Urban Dictionary' a "dorker" is someone who is a dork to such an extent that they are often times considered stupid, lame or even dumb. Or perhaps "Funny Walker"... So may DEMANDS, so little time to work, EISH...

      Harry - 2011-10-28 19:45

      @Karen/ Adam What is clear from this march is that actually Juju does not enjoy huge support. Even his beloved ANCYL did not even send 1/10 of its members to his march. If Juju leaves the ANC, he will become a nobody. It is impossible for the ANC to change the constitution without support from opposition parties. I think that this march has backfired on Juju and the ANC now knows that he does not enjoy mass support. I think his political days are numbered.

      Adam - 2011-10-28 20:06

      @ Harry I do understand your argument Harry. Facts to consider on this march are that it was in the week, a work day for some and the distance that had to be walked. There is no doubt that Malema has the skill to stir up emotion within the youth, employed or not. Malema is articulate and knows he has a desperate captive audience. This march was for land without compensation and nationalizing mines. To most his supporters, this is a bit over their heads. I fear you will see a lot more of Malema. Bear in mind, he has quite a skill set for a man in his mid 30’s, if not capped, with time, one will see a “maturity” and his skills honed further and then there will be no stopping him….

      Herman - 2011-10-28 22:00

      WHY was none of this ever reported on news24??? http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2011/10/28/malema-s-warning

      Letjitlane - 2011-10-28 22:53

      Make sure thatyou also buy bullets!

      Vuyo - 2011-10-29 18:53

      Adam, according to news reports he pulled school children out of schools in Alex and Soweto to bump up the number of marchers. I agree that it backfired.

  • Gary - 2011-10-28 13:13

    nah nah nah nah, wayoooooooooooooo, you're a w..........

  • Michelle - 2011-10-28 13:14

    Yes, you are a very serious zoo organisation. Seriously funny!

      karen.glautier - 2011-10-28 13:27

      @Michelle, you made me laugh. I was thinking he isn't mickey mouse.... he's more of a humpty dumpty (round).... now if only he'd fall off the wall!

      winston.mullany - 2011-10-28 16:08

      Even funnier is all the Nandos ads they have on this sight at the moment:-)How appropriate!

  • Mike - 2011-10-28 13:16

    Get your 2/3 majority before you even discuss changing it.

      Mike - 2011-10-28 13:23

      Oh Ju Ju don't forget the democratic process to get your 2/3's

      Stephan - 2011-10-28 14:00

      I'm afraid people are missing the point. Once this idea gets into the government's head for real, the ANC WILL get 2/3 majority votes. Is it impossible to steal elections? Hmm, just ask Mugabe...

      Marion - 2011-10-28 14:05

      If the 2/3rds majority is for real, how come there have already been something like 15 amendments to the constitution? What enabled them to happen? Confusing...

      johan.blertsie.cilliers - 2011-10-28 14:24

      @Marion Mbeki did get a 2/3 vote on one of his terms, but he quickly realized that the corporate world controlled more of the country than the government

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2011-10-28 21:03

      People, remember that there are a lot of people of every colour who want this Country to work. Please be careful with one-sided remarks - you are offending the moderates and causing harm. Instead of negativity, lets build bridges with like-minded peeps whatever their social and racial background.

  • Maryka - 2011-10-28 13:17

    I hope I am not asking something stupid .... but does these marches really help for something. Yes they demand and now everybody knows it ..... but don't you think the ANC is thinking "just give us the bleddy memorandum and go home" or they have now showed that they have noted it and now they can get rid of the "kids". And then do they really think that if they DEMAND free education that it will happen tomorrow ? Or DEMAND jobs all of a sudden it will drop from the sky ..... maybe I have missed it all but does there really come anything from marching ??

      Den - 2011-10-28 13:33

      Maybe malema bought shares in a shoe factory. One way to ensure new customers

      Deon - 2011-10-28 14:50

      The only upside is more security guards employed during the march.

      louwc - 2011-10-28 15:18

      @Maryka, there are currently 270 000 government job vacancies and these are mostly skilled and semi-skilled. The reality is that even if they wanted to they can't fill these vacancies. There are not enough skilled resources. Yes we have the numbers, but not the skills that is required

      Willie - 2011-10-28 16:46

      People march all over the world,almost daily people march to European parly in Brussels,in case you are ignorant those are white people. Let's remind you about Greece,NYSE,AUSTRALIA,CANADA SO ON AND SO FORTH ,get out of your comfort zone and start to understand why certain section of your compatriots take certain actions

  • Sunette - 2011-10-28 13:19

    I wonder how much Juju would enjoy it if we land owners asked him to distribute his fancy property, cars and clothes to us? Fair's fair...

      alanaR.rodriguez - 2011-10-28 13:51

      The concept.... Take from the rich and give to the poor.... Perhaps he should stop inciting people and lead by EXAMPLE... Distribute your wealth, encourage the government officials to do the same in their private capacity perhaps others will then take you seriously!!

      lee.ferreira - 2011-10-28 13:55

      Now that's an idea Sunette!

      Sunette - 2011-10-28 14:12

      Indeed, I think there's alot of people in this country from EVERY race group who would respect Malema more if he just wasn't such a hypocrite! It's very easy for him to make redistribution demands when he's got all the luxuries and comforts that anyone could dream of. I'm fairly certain he'd call the cops if anyone tried to take his property away from him, so why should we allow it just because we're a different skin tone?

      Thabo - 2011-10-29 16:08

      true

  • Theresa - 2011-10-28 13:19

    You can come and try to take my land...you'll end up looking like a sieve, boet!

  • Jacqueline - 2011-10-28 13:20

    f... here we go another Zimbabwe. This is rediculous screw this. Karen i'm with you on this.

  • Kevin - 2011-10-28 13:20

    Anyone takes my land I will wait and sort them once they are on it. Try sleeping with one eye open you good for nothing thugs.

  • Gammat - 2011-10-28 13:21

    Demand is one thing, get is another. I DEMAND 1 MILLION RAND! Howzat!

      karen.glautier - 2011-10-28 13:30

      Lol, love it! :D

      Alison - 2011-10-28 13:46

      and I DEMAND to be the President of this country with immediate effect!!

      thomascmyk - 2011-10-28 13:46

      I demand R10 000 000 haha

      frans.visserdsb - 2011-10-28 14:02

      demand US Dollars, not Rands. If they take property without compensation the rand will be worth as much as the zim dollar....

      Trevor - 2011-10-28 16:08

      I demand a beer every friday at 4pm

      Shadoz - 2011-10-28 17:02

      screw the beer at 4 i want a lunch beer and not just one.

  • tmbristow - 2011-10-28 13:21

    YES! This means I can take Juju's house :D PARTY! Everyone's invited!

      Alison - 2011-10-28 13:48

      room with a a view! finally! and a swimming pool! whoohoo, no more scraping change together to go have a swim at the local pools!!! we'll be moving on up ....

  • Shirley - 2011-10-28 13:25

    Every potential investor is running for cover! Are the electrified fences to keep people in or out,or stop the land being grabbed??? We are headed for dark days when a little boy with nothing between his ears dictates terms and government just sits back and watches!..or are they behind it????

      gary.naude - 2011-10-28 13:35

      i agree - how can government be taken seriously if they let this little moron and his merry band of thugs run around causing so much hate. Time for action Zoooma - if you'll just walk out from where ever you are courting another wife and actually do something constructive for the national - just saying that would be nice!

  • Gammat - 2011-10-28 13:25

    So where do fill in the forms for my piece of land and my shares in a mine? I checked the ANCYL webpage but can't find it?

      Shirley - 2011-10-28 13:44

      The printer ran off with the money!

  • Kevin - 2011-10-28 13:25

    fat boy -with only 5000 supporters you are history. And when the Hawks finish there investigation you are more history. I paid good honest money for my properties and no good for nothing thug will take it. Government should pay market value plus 100% for inconvenience.

      Sinjoku - 2011-10-29 12:12

      Sadly this spark serious fighting....Sorry to say, But dont forget many young (white) SA sons serving in 1st world armies around the world and have at the least 4 tours under their belts....If it's war on whites JuJu wants it's war he will get I wish him and his rabble the best of luck...He is gonna need it. And when that happens NATO and UN will step in then it is really game over.

  • kobus.erasmus - 2011-10-28 13:25

    We demand ...... that fatboy be locked away and the key thrown into false bay where the sharks will protect it .....

      Felix - 2011-10-28 13:33

      Just throw fat boy off the boat near seal island!

      Theresa - 2011-10-28 13:56

      @Felix...you want to kill off the shark population?

  • Tamara - 2011-10-28 13:27

    If that were to happen, I think you would find that there were far more people from minorities - not only white people either - who demanded secession. There's only so much you can take, before the well dries up, and at this rate, it will get there before you know it. To white property owners, I say, if this becomes a real possibility, take out the biggest second bond on your property that you can. Then, when your property is taken, the banks can either fight for the land from the occupiers, or you have enough money to escape the sinking ship that SA will be. This is not the solution, and only a retard would think it is!

      Mike - 2011-10-28 13:30

      I think the land debate relates to farms only not private residences

      Gammat - 2011-10-28 13:32

      Mike, just keep the cheese stocks low in your fridge, Malema said they're coming for that cheese in your fridge. Maybe he read the book "Who moved my cheese".

      Mike - 2011-10-28 13:41

      Gammat lol!

      Michelle - 2011-10-28 13:43

      @ Mike, maybe true. But after that, what is going to happen? I don't think fatboy will ever be satisfied.

      kayceechick - 2011-10-28 14:11

      Gammat, I think the more appropriate question when all things turn rotten is 'who cut the cheese'

      Karmah - 2011-10-28 14:28

      @ Mike malema told his supporters this morning that they are marching to have all the white people's things and everything inside their(white peoples) houses. Heard his speech on the radio this morning.

      Mike - 2011-10-28 14:34

      Karmah ,Well if that's the case he really is a plucked up individual

  • Marion - 2011-10-28 13:28

    ... and I was under the impression that one could only change the constitution if you had a certain majority in government ... did the ANC gain the necessary majority somewhere along the line and I missed it?

      jeanpierre.dumont - 2011-10-28 16:46

      No Marion they do not have a majority and in fact their majority has been declining in every election.

  • Roberta - 2011-10-28 13:29

    Hahaha - not a Micky Mouse organisation! LOL Maybe a kindergarten?? And that Vice President - is he the one with the missing teeth? What a bunch of clowns. And demanding land without compensation? Another Zim in the making? Sickening utterances from a mob with an IQ of minus whatever.

  • Cracker - 2011-10-28 13:30

    A handful of comrades wich will include Julius Malema with his beret will decide who gets what land and how it will be used and of course at what bribe. Now this is the whole point. Those economic freedom marchers and those Diepsloot residents will not get a single square inch of land. As for the work opportunities the mines will supposedly deliver after nationalization, not one of the Diepsloot residents will get a job in a mine of an associated industry. For Diepsloot resident read any other resident in any other slum environment. Apparently there were insults shouted at Zuma this morning by the gatherers at the Union Buildings. Thge vast majority of South Africans will now know who to unite against. Malema has been taking on the wrong crowd.

  • Thelma - 2011-10-28 13:32

    We not a mickey mouse organization.....hahahahahaha....

  • Gammat - 2011-10-28 13:33

    I wonder if he is hiding a cheeseburger under that beret??

  • Harlem - 2011-10-28 13:34

    remember...all firearms to be handed in ...they always had an agenda therefore they had to ensure that no protection was offered and that we would be basically defenseless..also licenses taking so long to be issued..prepare yourself it is a war coming....defend your land against these idiots...

  • Leon - 2011-10-28 13:37

    Micky Mouse wears a Julius Malema watch.

      Frikkie - 2011-10-28 14:57

      uuuurgh, please! I doubt Mickey would ever stoop so low. By the way, if it was a JM watch, it probably wouldn't even work!!!

  • Jack - 2011-10-28 13:39

    The minister must first fix the spelling mistakes and then hand it to the excecutive.

  • Shaun - 2011-10-28 13:41

    Enough of this Idi Amin wannabe. It was the whites who fought for this country`s independence, it was the whites who built this country, it was the whites who HANDED this country to your cANCer. Just bear in mind that it is still the white taxpayer that supports this economy. So if you want another blood river so be it.

      Jeff - 2011-10-28 16:39

      Agree 100%.

  • Belaglik - 2011-10-28 13:41

    Humor me for a moment. Do these demands not make you think of germany during 1935 - 1939? Look at these points and pretend that hitler is demanding it: All productive land should be nationalised and leased, and neighbourhoods electrified. Labour brokers must be banned and all vacant government posts be filled. A state bank must be established and foreign policy must be changed to isolate countries that threaten Germany's sovereignty. A fund must be established to send 10 000 students to the best universities. Interesting if you ask me...

  • Wayne - 2011-10-28 13:44

    And the teenage brat still goes...and that his ANC parents are allowing it!! So he wants to take but he does not want to give...R16mil rand house and R2mil cars, but I dont see him sharing with his "comrades" his goodluck and corruptness...Oh ag shame apparently his limping, like our economy is going to BEE soon!

  • Tammy - 2011-10-28 13:45

    We must have the oldest "youth" leader in the world, I wonder what age he will state and "old" age state pension, your brain is fried malema trade it in....

  • foxiloxi - 2011-10-28 13:46

    March almost over, Juju is gonna go back to his R3Mil Sandton house, put on his R30,000 suit, his R250,000 breitling watch and wash himself in his bathroom that is the same size as the shack that these ppl are going back to!! Economic Freedom you ask for, Julius lives it much better thab 99% of the whites!

      Mike - 2011-10-28 14:42

      His bathroom is much bigger than a shack

      anastacia.mohanlall1 - 2011-10-28 15:06

      well said foxi thats what they dont realize

  • Mashadi - 2011-10-28 13:49

    Um, they sent the 'new guy' in, that means nothing for your street cred. I'm so over your whinging Juju, talk to me when you've accomplished something worthy of my attention. until then, SHUT IT!

      Gammat - 2011-10-28 13:51

      Amen

      karen.glautier - 2011-10-28 14:01

      Didn't think of that!! :) It's actually quite insulting, they sent out the junior to deal with Juju. Clever @mashadi.

  • Martin - 2011-10-28 13:51

    So which part of Z-I-M-B-A-B-W-E did you not understand????

  • marcus.kittel - 2011-10-28 13:51

    Delusional ... slippery slope or just talk?

  • Hermann - 2011-10-28 13:56

    Oh the beggar entitlement bowl only want hand outs.

  • Irma - 2011-10-28 13:57

    I don't own property- can I claim from someone??? I was born in this country- that makes me a South African in any way so surely I should benefit from this too???

  • wernervanaswegen - 2011-10-28 13:57

    Everyone is focussed on farms. Land is land which means potentially your homes could be taken no? The constitution is supposed to be about fairness and equality. What Mal-lema is proposing is neither fair and I doubt he has equality in mind. If this ever makes it's way into the constitutions then Democracy has indeed died and all that Mandela had stood for would have been in vain.

  • alanaR.rodriguez - 2011-10-28 13:57

    They will take the land, do nothing with it, as they are clueless and the result will be... very simple... SA will be in a national FOOD CRISES as they will not produce on that land....They are clueless when it comes to commercial farming!!

  • Micheal - 2011-10-28 14:00

    ok so now this poephol and his cling-on's want free land....whats guna happen in the end ? exactly what happened in ZIM ? farms that where producing to max. capacity are now sitting in ruin!! with farm equipment like tractors and so on just sitting in the dust rusting away!! now look at those farms ?! not producing jack sh&t other then more children from the ppl that are occupying those farms!! if it proves anything, its the fact that you can lead a horse to water but you cant make him drink! even when they where given LAND, EQUIPMENT and knowledge....they still buggered it up!! why ?!?! because they want everything on a silver platter and spoon fed to them!!!!!!!

  • shauncro - 2011-10-28 14:01

    GFY's ANCYL! Pr!cks.

  • Sledge - 2011-10-28 14:01

    Eish Ronald Mcdonald you & Snotsnoet have shown how eager you are to create a 2nd Namib Desert, cause our farmlands taken by BEE turn up as dustpiles.

  • Mashadi - 2011-10-28 14:04

    Um, they sent the 'new guy' in, that means nothing for your street cred. I'm so over your whinging Juju, talk to me when you've accomplished something worthy of my attention. until then, SHUT IT!

      shauncro - 2011-10-28 14:26

      Well Said!

  • Mark - 2011-10-28 14:04

    why do we give this idjiot and his henchmen the time of day? If we simply stopped reporting on the ANCYL and fatboy he would have no one to listen to his drivel. Also, ever thought that the ANC is using fatboy to test the waters with the voting population, so when they change the laws and amend the constitution we think we got off ... they boiling the frogs people by slowly turning up the heat. Maybe we need a civil war, or at least some strong people who can carry out the implementation of the legal system and justice system.

  • Daniël - 2011-10-28 14:05

    Here we have a few thousand demented,retarded drop outs the DEMANDS!!?? F*@k them they are a minority just like the whites!

  • luke.slade - 2011-10-28 14:10

    Oh plz! Even if everyone in the ANC agreed to change the constitution (which is unlikely considering at least some of their MP's are not insane)then they would still need to get an opposition party to back them...

  • Justin - 2011-10-28 14:10

    Fatboy is the devil of the children's bible.. If you leave this cancer to spread for too long he will destroy absolutely everything, and everybody around him. We all know where you are going to in the afterlife buddy.. Everybody that follow him are quite obviously part of his drooling undead zombie army.

  • Theo - 2011-10-28 14:10

    I am a South African and proud of it. I will call you my brother, whether you are black or white. We should stand together and against Mr.Malema. South Africa has the potential to be one of the best countries in the world, I pray that Mr. Malema will one day see the potential and not the past. God bless.

  • Craig - 2011-10-28 14:12

    Pull in Bud, there are alot of VERY WELL TRAINED people out there, just don't go to far, at your own peril wake the sleeping giant !!!!!

  • Abie - 2011-10-28 14:12

    Mal Lema is a disgrace to the youth. Lindiwe Mazibuko.........now there is a fine intelligent educated lady that proofs that you can first complete a decent education and then go into politics to make a worthful contribution to our country. Mal Lema is making enemies everywhere and some day someone is going to take him out.

  • ElvenPrince - 2011-10-28 14:14

    Yes and see this country turn into another Zim? My parents bought their farm, not take it from anyone. I dare you to come take it, we will shoot you in jou moer in just like old times.

      Shaun - 2011-10-28 14:37

      @Kgolane Really? I`d like to see you try.

  • Ian - 2011-10-28 14:18

    One of the things that amazes me is that the people want all the jobs of white people which constitutes 9% of the population. Seriously, lets say that those 9%'s jobs are swapped out for 'the people', doesn't that leave another 82% STILL out of work and wondering that they now have the jobs of whites but.. eish.. I still don't have a job.. Rather than always wanting something that someone else has, why not do what others have done and create your own job, create your own business and go find another spot of land to mine. I'm pretty sure that there is more to mine than just the few spots, do the research, do the work and start up a mining business and spend all the money on mining that and do it for yourself...

  • nadia.chotu - 2011-10-28 14:20

    The "kill the boer" "song" was declared as hate speech, and yet his supporters continued to sing it in the march. Last week he referred to Indians as "coolies", stating that his supporters should not want their children to go to school as the same school as "coolies". Then he gave tips to the studentas stating, "if anybody asks you why you are marching-tell them you are marching because you want to live like how the whites live!" Is this really the way that somebody from the ANC should behave. Is this really what the ANC and other freedom fighters fought for... to free our land from oppression only to let a nincampoop with no brain cells be the reason for more strife? And the ANC allows this??? He is hell bent on polarising the youth and for what cause? I read an article about two years ago that estimated his personal worth at about 113 million rands? Is this not enough for him? How greedy can one be? If only his supporters could see how stupid and self motivated he really is? WHAT I ASK YOU? WHAT EXACTLY HAS HE DONE FOR THESE SUPPORTERS..... NOTHING EXCEPT TALK RHETORIC AND INCITE? IF HE REALLY CARES ABOUT STUDENTS AND THE YOUTH WHY DOES HE NOT USE SOME OF HIS TENDER GAINS TO SET UP/PARTIALLY FUND THE UNIVERSITY FUND THAT HE SEEKS! Because it is about nothing more than GREED GREED GREED AND MORE GREED and the ANC IS so scared about the amount of support that he has, that they let him behave in this irresponsible way!!! Completely unacceptable!!!