Action against Malema 'long overdue'

2011-08-19 22:01

Cape Town - The ANC's action against its youth wing leader Julius Malema is long overdue, the United Democratic Movement said on Friday.

"The ANC seems to have, at last, reined in Mr Julius Malema, ANC youth league president. This is long overdue," UDM secretary general Bongani Msomi said in a statement.

The sad truth was that the ANC might have woken up too late. Malema had been acting like a bull in a china shop for far too long and South Africans had borne the brunt of his utterances - whether they were friends or foes of Malema.

"The damage his blind insolence has done to our economy is incalculable. The UDM hopes that the ANC leadership are sincere about this disciplinary action - let it not be a case of going through the motions to silence the criticism," Msomi said.

The Freedom Front Plus also welcomed the ANC's action against Malema.

However, he should also have been charged with bringing the ANC into disrepute with his "racist comments against white people", FF Plus spokesperson Anton Alberts said in a statement.

"Malema's racist comments, even made in President Zuma's presence, contribute to deepening the divisions between the different communities in South Africa."

The FF Plus would continue its efforts to persuade the Botswana government to charge Malema with sedition, he said.

Earlier on Friday, ANC national disciplinary committee chairperson Derek Hanekom said Malema had been charged with violating the ANC constitution.

"Comrade Julius Malema has been charged with various violations of the ANC constitution, including bringing the ANC into disrepute through his utterances and statements on Botswana and sowing divisions in the ranks of the African National Congress," Hanekom said in a statement.

"The disciplinary matter concerning comrade Julius is now in the hands of the ANC national disciplinary committee, which will henceforth deal with the date, venue, and time of the hearing."

Malema would have an opportunity to defend himself at a disciplinary hearing. He would be entitled representation by a member of the ANC in good standing, he said.

The disciplinary hearings Malema and spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, who was charged separately, will take place on August 30 and 31.

  • Macho Mike - 2011-08-19 22:11

    Eish, time this childish woodwork carpenter called Malema got the chop!

      Deeteem - 2011-08-20 05:28

      Is there any other kind of carpenter other than a "woodwork carpenter" ??

      Netherlands - 2011-08-20 08:27

      I wouldn't hold my breath!!! Even if the STUBBON WART, Winnie stands FOR Malema.... NOTHING WILL COME OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! Malema is WAAAAAY to POWERFUL, with a following of 5 million UM-EMPLOYED YOUTH behind him.... he can SINGLE HANDEDLY WIN THE NATIONAL ELECTION...should he be given the opportunity... This is only but ONE OF THE REASONS the ANC will be soft on him,..... FORFCKSAKE FLOYD on the other hand is going to be the FALL GUY! We, the ANTI-Malema bloggers must HOPE, the PP DIGS UP ENOUGH DIRT, to LOCK MALEMA UP FOR THE REST OF HIS NATURAL LIFE!!!!!!! Go Thuli!!!

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:21

      Perhaps Malemmer WANTS this showdown - so that he CAN form his own party. Now THAT will be interesting...

      tryanything - 2011-08-20 16:55

      I heard of Karen carpenter..

  • sam - 2011-08-19 22:17

    Nothing will happen to Malema. He will bullsh*t his way out of this one too. All that will happen is that its gonna cost taxpayers money to have this so-called hearing. They should lock him up, and throw away the key. We will all be better off without him. Black, asian and white.

      Atholl - 2011-08-20 01:02

      Sam the Man .. i hope you're right ... again. Here's me hoping that we Invade Botswana! ... put R60bn of our Useful arms to the test ... we could Grippen Gabarone or ...... en-furnace Francistown or what about ........ we enslave Serowe Imagine the Excitement .... 50m SA's (except some odd dissenters) vs 2m Botswana's. What would the odds be .... 100 to 1 ? ... nice money for christmas . General Malema ... in full flight ... with columns and brigades of footsoldiers marching past with a stiff arm salute ... Heil JU ... Heil JU JU! ... with Sam in the front line responding with Sieg JU Sieg JU. nice, exciting and very profitable for arms manufacturers ... another R70bn ?. .... then we shift the invasion to the local farmers ? ..... Oh mother, do you think they'll drop the bomb ?

      jontheb - 2011-08-20 06:43

      No Atholl - they invited UN to come and dismantle the A-bombs built under Apartheid. Now what would be funny,is seeing Julius (with his great scientific ability coupled with how well he works with his hands) trying to put it together again "Eish, Floyd - why does my hands glow in duh duck? I am getting a headache...what is this lump growing out my chest???" Go for it Jules!!!

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:24

      Atholl, was that a zoll you smoked or what? :-)

      StaalBurgher - 2011-08-23 17:05

      Zuma was guity by association and still under investigation but that didn't stop him becoming president. Even if Malema is taken care of, it won't happen because "it is the right thing to do" but because he "threatened existing interests". The general malaise in prosecuting and punishing corruption will continue regardless of the outcome of this one particular, albeit high-profile, case.

  • PinkandProud - 2011-08-19 22:34

    Go FF+ Go! Have a word in Kharma's ear and encourage him to lay sedition charges against Fatboy. At last the ANC has woken up, and hopefully Fatboy's comments about whites will also be taken into account, although this is somewhat doubtful as the ANCrime Syndicate is even worse than the KKK.

      Yar - 2011-08-20 08:43

      Maybe it is time to unleash the ultimate weapon. Criminal charges. Without the political protection that he gets from the ANC this fat boy will fall through the thin ice he is skating on.

      tryanything - 2011-08-20 08:54

      He should have gone to Bots They would have fixed his wagon for him

  • Frans Smith - 2011-08-19 22:40

    smoke and mirrors - unless he is a real threat to the anc itself and the president and/or their ability to bleed the country dry, they will do nothing to the man who brings them 25% of the militant vote.

  • Jacques - 2011-08-19 22:45

    Why the hell do they call him comrade? Why do they call anyone comrade? Anyone here ever read ''Animal Farm'' by George Orwell? This 'hearing' is about more than just Malema's idiocity. It's an acid test for all that's good in our ruling party's systems.

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-08-19 23:32

      Comrade means "friend", "colleague", or "ally". The word comes from French camarade. (That's from wikipedia.) You can also call someone your comrade when he shares your ideology and fights alongside you for a specific cause or revolution. You call him "comrade" not necessarily because your official ranks are equal, but you are equal in the fight against a common enemy. Hence some people being referred to as "comrade general", for instance. The Russian word for comrade is "????????" (soratnik) which literally means "associate", but is translated as "companion/comrade in arms".

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-08-19 23:38

      With regards to Animal Farm, brilliant book. While it portrays Orwell's criticism of communism, I normally focus on the message that power corrupts, no matter how noble the intentions were. In the words of Abraham Lincoln: "Nearly all men can stand adversity. If you want to test a man's character, give him power."

      Ex-employer - 2011-08-19 23:43

      @ rammstein.f4n:- And I thought it was the "K" word in Russian

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-08-19 23:52

      Not sure what you mean? I know "Soratnik" (new to Russian still), but apparently "Tovarishch" is more common.

      SupaGerm - 2011-08-20 05:22

      Please don't compare Ju Ju to those farms animals. It's degrading them. At least they stood together and not for self fulfillment!!!

      Mia - 2011-08-20 07:48

      @Supergerm..did you read the whole of Animal Farm? Not all of those animals 'stood together'. In 'Animal Farm' the animals did stand together BUT were constantly abused by the can most certainly compare our dear friend to the pigs in that story. They abused their power and used propaganda and manipulation to persuade the other animals (uneducated, poor and at their mercy) that what they were doing was right...our friend is a pig if you compare our story to Animal Farm...However, in real life, pigs are actually very intelligent, gentle our friend is really nothing more than an...amoeba?

      Dead Skunk - 2011-08-20 08:12

      The Pigs Rule OK...

      nvl - 2011-08-20 10:55

      @rammstein.f4n Indeed Tovarisch (sch- as in schilling) means "Comrade" but you can simply say "tovarish", interestingly enough there is no female form for tovarisch, gender is indicated by the name that follows so if it is "tovarisch Ivanov" you know the person is male.  If it is "tovarisch Ivanova" you know the person is female.  The direct translation of comrade in Russian is 'fellow member of the organisation' very similar to the way the ANC uses the word today. Funny, 'kak' in Russian means How. So if I say "Kak dyela?" ...don't klap me, lol... I am not swearing at you, I'm just asking: 'How are you? :D

      rammstein.f4n - 2011-08-21 00:11

      "Kak dyela", I do know. I know the basics, but like I said, I've only just started out.

  • MINDBURSTEMPIRE - 2011-08-19 22:55

    "You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it." ~~~~ Dr. Adrian Rogers, 1931 Julius Malema - YOU HAVE FAILED you effing idiot!

      jontheb - 2011-08-20 07:10

      I get your point, but what about the poor? They work - they get minimum wage - they remain poor (albeit able to provide the very basics for themselves with good financial advice and highly conservative spending). You say,"good, now they're not a burden on the wealthy." In fact, you're little better than Hitler with his "Arbeit Macht Frei" Is communism the answer? No! Is socialism the answer? No! Is capitalism the answer? No! Oh well, I'm just glad I'm not poor...

      StaalBurgher - 2011-08-23 17:12

      @jontheb - I think you missed the point of that quote. Not everyone can be rich. People are not created equal in attractiveness, intelligence, physical attributes or will power. However, at the very least the productive members of society should be allowed to claim their reward and thereby society will be propelled to ever greater heights. Besides "poor" in SA is already much better than how a medieval peasant lived.

  • Sean - 2011-08-19 23:23

    And the disciplinary measures they will take will amount to nothing more than a tap on the wrist.Just to mollify the foreign press It wont stop that idiot from STILL sending a delegation to Botswana except HE wont be there because he is an illiterate professional coward

  • wynand.vanloggerenberg - 2011-08-19 23:28

    Mr Malema cannot be touched, with about 60% anc voters behind him anyone that want to take him out must kiss there career goodbye the anc doesn't have the courage to get rid of him - Say hi to your next president (not mine)

      Together - 2011-08-20 00:01

      He does not have 66% ANC voters behind him - he has not run in a proper election, only a vote for the youth league. And there was a great deal of funny stuff, and many disgruntled youth league members after that fiasco.

      Together - 2011-08-20 00:02

      He does not have 66% ANC voters behind him - he has not run in a proper election, only a vote for the youth league. And there was a great deal of funny stuff, and many disgruntled youth league members after that fiasco.

      realist - 2011-08-20 06:57

      Malema has very little support. The problem is that the anc has very little balls to solve ANY dispute i.e. they are not leaders.

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:33

      I also have an idea that when the cookie crumbles, Malemmer will be in for a surprise, not all Black people like what he is doing to our Country. Bring the rope, bring on the Revolution! Let's get it over and done with.

  • Sean - 2011-08-19 23:28

    And I am assuming that you are putting forward that Malema SUPPORTS democracy are you??

  • crackerr - 2011-08-19 23:30

    "...several attempts have been made to put a price tag on the state taking over what is the world's fifth biggest mining industry despite its poor performance since the end of apartheid in 1994. All the estimates are more than enough to bankrupt the government of Africa's biggest economy. As a rough guide and the one put forward by the industry, the market capitalization of listed mining firms in South Africa, including dual listed giants such as Anglo American and BHP Billiton , is USD 270 billion, nearly half the value of the Johannesburg stock market and two thirds of South Africa's gross domestic product. Even if the government was only to take a 50% controlling stake, that would still imply an outlay of USD 135 billion, roughly equivalent to the entire 2011-12 budget. Furthermore, threats to tweak laws in order to expropriate shares for a fraction of their value are rendered empty by international investment guarantees that would almost certainly trigger severe backlashes from South Africa's trading partners. Mr Peter Leon, a mining expert at Johannesburg law firm Webber Wentzel, said that "Quite frankly, the figures are irrelevant because the compensation bill will be absolutely staggering. Ms Malema's answer that you just have to amend the constitution is not going to cut any ice because most of these companies are protected by bilateral investment treaties which provide for full market value compensation."

      crackerr - 2011-08-19 23:30

      See for the above quote.

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  • Lady Alone - 2011-08-19 23:55

    Oh please! Six months from now they will still postpone and postpone and it will enventually fall through the cracks just like the rest of all the crap government and anc members have done. What's the bloody point nothing will come of it. Open your eyes guys!!!

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:36

      Well if it doesn't get to a point NOW, then it never will.....

  • Jaco - 2011-08-19 23:57

    about time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jaco - 2011-08-19 23:57

    funny for the first time i have an inch of respect for the ANC. thanks for doing the right thing!

  • keng - 2011-08-20 00:00

    Smoke and Mirrors. Julie I asked you to cause a diversion but I think we've overdone it this time. Zummie baby go tell the Bots and the Wanans that I say I'm sorry, NOT. Zummie We have the SADF to defend us. Julie, the SADF was wiped out last week by the Saint Ethiopians girls guide club.

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:37

      he he he quite funny, but also very sad, but true!

  • Cybercatt - 2011-08-20 00:15

    The ANC has to do some "window dressing" concerning Malema's unsavoury tantrums, but this is only to save face and popularity and to keep their followers happy. As some readers so rightly comment, "that ultimately, nothing will really come of it" Wake up ANC and do the right thing before its too late!

  • ikey_tiger - 2011-08-20 00:51

    what a chop

  • Philip Kleynhans - 2011-08-20 01:05

    Send him to his big boet Mugabe and let him F U with his big boet. ANC I think you're to late. I had some hope when you started in 1994 60% Now anc maybe got 1% hope. You did not fell out of the bus but actually you fell out of a Boeing

  • swanny83 - 2011-08-20 01:09

    lets hope their structures come to the forefront with disciplinary structures we expect.

  • AgPseDaddy - 2011-08-20 02:45

    I have said a dozen times, Winnie is pulling puppet Malema strings. She is using him the same as she did Stompie!

  • Neil - 2011-08-20 03:31

    LONG OVERDUE??? No sh*t Shurlock!

  • vegetarian - 2011-08-20 03:40

    I am surprised that people fail to see behind the ANC stratagem here. This is not about disciplining Malema, it is about Zuma trying to prop up his waning fortunes within the country and the ANC. Malema has spoken ill of countless people, why must he be disciplined when he spoke ill of dictator Khama. Why was he not disciplined when he insulted Mbeki (this man is a dictator, he must go)? Why was he not disciplined when he insulted Naledi Pandor (fake British accent)? Why was he not disciplined when he insulted countless other people? Shame on you people for allowing yourselves to be hoodwinked by the ANC.

      StaalBurgher - 2011-08-23 18:03

      Agreed. But a few of us have mentioned this.

  • slg - 2011-08-20 04:33

    This is the understatement of the year. The ANC is an immature organization, and it shows.

  • Nipcat - 2011-08-20 04:57

    @sam - its an anc thing and shouldn't cost us at all. cost us at all.

  • Dave Loubser - 2011-08-20 07:09

    For the ANC to have taken so long to take any form of action against Malema, you can bet It's all window dressing....

  • Kosmonooit - 2011-08-20 07:26

    Like other fascist tyrants before him (like Hilter) the man is a survivor, he might be down for a while, but he wont be out. Besides all the ANC big wigs are too poop scared of him, no one wants to jeopardise their own comfy well paid positions of privilege.

  • Merleen - 2011-08-20 07:31

    Never too late!!! Justice should be done!!! THIS so called leader is leading his FLOCK over the CLIFF!!!!!! Or as usual is he just going to be REWARDED for his Atrosities!!!!!! Get rid of him NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dries - 2011-08-20 08:32

    Nothing much will come of it. He is the future president of this country and 90% of blacks lap up what he has to say about whites and taking property and lives. The ANC hearings are one big smoke screen as it is like the British bulldog who had lost its teeth. Readers pooh-pooh Malema, which is very silly to do. He is the most dangerous man in SA and not to be under estimated, and he AND the ANCYL MUST be seen for what they are.ALSO where there tons of cash comes from. When are the police and banks going to check on the numbers of those notes that get flaunted? Amazing how things in this country just get swept under the carpet.

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:44

      You are partly right, he IS dangerous. But personally, I hope he causes a huge split in the ANC. There WILL be a small or big Revolution but hopefully afterwards things may be sorted out in this Country, one way or the other, as it cannot go on like this.

  • Dries - 2011-08-20 08:37

    Mario Groenewald -said: Do you actually believe that this ingrate will become president? He has caused this country enough harm locally and internationally. YES I and many do. The same was said about Zuma. Malema has stronger support in SA than Zuma ever had. Do not debate it with a single line of logic. Logic is not a force in African politics.

      jen - 2011-08-20 10:45

      No, he won't become president unless pessimists like you create the loser perception that he will - a self-fulfilling prophecy if you will. As for "African politics" - there is no doubt that there is a shift as the former liberation movement is starting to realize that the mind-shift of a governing party has to change so that the country can operate. There are good things happening if you will only look - and the best one is Malema will be thumped. Stop being so negative!

      jen - 2011-08-20 10:48

      And it is becoming apparent that Juju does not have the huge support that he likes to thing. One hundred people turned up in Limpopo for his address on nationalization - he had to turn back and go home, tail between legs. Read the comment on Sowetanlive. Yes, he has ignorant racist followers, much like the AWB did too but nothing unmanageable and they will all dissipate once he melts away like a fat jellybaby.

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:47

      @ Jen, Thank you! I think you talk sense! That's what I also think, he is not so popular as he or others think he is. He is just dangerous, but CAN be and SHOULD BE sorted out for once and for all, even if it has to be through a small or bigger Revolution!

  • Bluffbandit - 2011-08-20 08:56

    Just more publicity for him. Its what he loves. Meanwhile in the real world, he is seen for what a human being he is really..Parts of the world are having huge revolts, uprisings and riots because of goverment corruption.. I suppose it will eventually be South Africas turn..One good thing is that in the international headlines he is seen as idiotic as Mugabe..

  • Bill - 2011-08-20 09:10

    To late...!

      Mthandi Khoza - 2011-09-02 19:54

      Not late at all, this brother is going to Johannesburg prison after his disciplinary hearing

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-20 09:18

    The whole world knows it is overdue! But,then the ANC is arrogant and allowed their corrupt-brat-teen-racist-incompetent-youth-malema to create a mess which is coming back to bite them! NICE! only,I think this is the ANC "unofficial" take on things in SA! Load the pockets comrades!

  • zoombie - 2011-08-20 09:22

    blaaah blaaah, same old, same old. Im sure hes just shivering in his boots, have we not gone down this road before.

  • nadinejudith.lotter - 2011-08-20 09:26

    This is the normal procedure that is required in any organization.It's a prerequisite to follow a diciplinary hearing first,before any action can be taken against a member of any organization in South Africa, hence the audi alterem partem- rule. Stop being so negative.

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:54

      Stop showing off, "audi alterem partme -rule"? We are not all Lawyers. Most of us are not negative, we are glad Malema has been giving a rope to hang himself! By the way, you are showing too much info on your FB page :-)

  • JHLR006 - 2011-08-20 09:35

    An independent committee should discipline him, not his own (ANC)!

  • RWR - 2011-08-20 09:53

    Can anyone answer a burning question I have? If 35 year old Juliass is the leader of the youth league, at what age are anc members considered adults. In most communities around the world men are considered adults when they reach the ages of 18 - 21. In the Jewish community, a boy starts becoming a man from the age of 13. If Juliass, aged 35 is still a youth member, must I deduce that the anc and it's members are slower to develope than the rest of us. And. at what age will he be considered old enough or mature enough to be considered an adult. From my understanding, the only answer I can arrive at is that you have to be less intelligent or slower to learn to be part of the anc. Any answers?

      gatvol4corru - 2011-08-20 10:27

      It is based on IQ in the ANC,not age:) Julius is therefor,equivalent to many teens of normal nationalities..:) To figure out where JZ and comrade's are will be impossible..

      Sxakaxaka - 2011-08-20 11:24

      U won't understand bcoz Juju will never be jewish or pink skin. For da matter of fact Juju is 30.

  • Ockert - 2011-08-20 10:25

    Smoke screen by Zuma & cronies to fool the whiteys !!!

      jen - 2011-08-20 14:33

      Don't be silly Ockert - the whites are not important to the ANC being such a tiny minority. They are not trying to appease whites.

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:57

      @Jen, shoe! that's a bit of a slap in the face, don't you think? What do you think the ANC will do WITHOUT THE WHITES' TAX MONEY??? THEN we will see who is important!

  • sv.40 - 2011-08-20 10:28

    Seeing as all Fatboy's comments about forcefully taking land away from white people, enciting his followers to kill the boers. talking about starting a regime change in Botswana and all the other racist crap that spews from his uneducated mouth was done in public, I think that this disciplinary hearing should be aired live on all TV channels and radio stations. No secret "behind closed doors" talks.

      LBS - 2011-08-20 15:59

      NOW YOU'RE TALKING! Wouldn't that be something worthwhile to pay for to see!

  • jen - 2011-08-20 10:40

    Oh come on all you pessimists. Let's give credit where it's due. Zuma has given JuJu enough rope to hang himself - why can't be just applaud the prez's decision and thank him for having done the right thing? It would counter-productive for him to just give Fatty a tap on the wrist. He needs to get this clown off his back so that he can't continue causing dissent within the party and making Zuma look like a weak fool. I'm backing on Zuma. Goodbye Malema!

      LBS - 2011-08-20 16:00

      We will believe it when we see it.....

  • umhlopo - 2011-08-20 10:58

    kill the malema kill the clown

      Mthandi Khoza - 2011-09-02 19:51

      You are so right this dog does not belong to ANC neighter he belong to South Africa. He mus go back to scholl and complete his matric before thinking of being the future president. What about him goint straight to jail after the disciplinary hearing.(from Mthandi)

  • Sxakaxaka - 2011-08-20 11:12

    Juju to be a president! No more std 7 bosses!

      logical007 - 2011-08-20 11:59

      Zuma has std 4 - Julias Failed wood work, didnt get through school, is thick as two planks excuse the pun, and an absolute clown. The only place for him would be in the next making of the Horror movie 'IT' by Stephen King - Lead role the clown in the drain. People have compared South African politics to “Animal Farm”, by George Orwell, but personally I think a better analogy would be to compare the ANC to “IT’. Both can be labeled as horrors… There clowns that star in both ‘IT’ and the ANC, the clowns’ persuad(ed) people to join, by dangling a ‘gift.’ In ‘IT’ a balloon. From the ANC its food parcels, t-shirts, false promises of housing, better service delivery, and heaven even?

      LBS - 2011-08-20 16:02

      Remember - he who laughs last! Your Juju will NEVER be President! He hung himself....

  • blcotter - 2011-08-20 11:21

    Hopefully a second yellow card will be given and an automatic red card, suspension from ANC.

  • Enockay - 2011-08-20 11:39

    *yawn* 4play...4play and more 4play no real many disciplinary hearings has he had...the list of Malema troubles is endless...

  • logical007 - 2011-08-20 11:47

    The ANC will do no more than give these two children 'time-out' - 1 minute for birthday they have had.... and a slight slap on the wrist... as we do not believe in corporal punishment.

  • Tommy - 2011-08-20 13:23

    Long over due my ass! He should have been drowned at birth.

  • Benign - 2011-08-20 13:26

    This son of a bitch make me sick to the core.I would like to puke on him.

  • Ross - 2011-08-20 13:28

    The verdict: "Julius you are a naughty boy. Don't do this again and rather go and play with your expensive toys".

  • cayle - 2011-08-20 13:32

    They must just get rid of him. Why dont they see that he is just giving ANC a bad name

  • Thandi - 2011-08-20 13:42

    As usual, fat-boy will come out of it stronger and more full of s**t. Showerhead nor any of his cronies have balls anything like big enough to take on fat-boy. My money says he will walk away from all this with showerhead's and evil winnie's heads so far up his backside that you will not even be able to tell what shoes they are wearing, and in his back pocket will be the assurances that come the next election he will be rewarded with something like the premiership of Limpopo, or even better a cabinet post in something to do with public works (aka 'take-your-pick-of-the-tenders). The joke that the AnarchyNepotismCorruption has become makes me sick to my very inner soul.

      Snowqueen - 2011-08-20 15:00

      Thandi, we can only hopethat the ANC has given him enough rope to hang himslef with. What I cannot understand is where all the cash is coming from. I mean, we have worked our whole lives but have not a hope in hell of even buying a holiday flat, never mind a second and third property. I want to know where it all comes from. No one can earn that kind of cash at that age honestly unless your name is Shuttleworth! I would love a peek into those set of books, or two or three sets?

      LBS - 2011-08-20 16:05

      It comes from the billions they got for the Youth Festivals last year!

  • Zenzele - 2011-08-20 15:05

    Long overdue, kick him out of movement!!! let him register for a night time course and leave politics.