Cronin: I don't think it's Malema

2009-12-13 21:04
Johannesburg - SA Communist Party deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin said on Sunday he finds it hard to believe that threatening SMSes he's received are from ANCYL leader Julius Malema. 

"I can't actually believe they are from Julius Malema but they are signed 'Julius Malema'. I find it hard to believe that he would send [them]," the SABC quoted Cronin as saying.

The ANCYL could not be reached for comment.

City Press reported on Sunday that Malema had sent a threatening SMS to Cronin following the former's embarrassing appearance at the SACP conference.

"If you thought you have taught me a lesson, wait until you see what is coming your direction," Malema reportedly texted Cronin after he was booed at the SACP's conference in Polokwane.

City Press reported that several leaders within the ANC and SACP have confirmed the SMS

Cronin would not confirm the SMS to the paper and would only describe Malema's language as "rather loose...I ignore that kind of thing".

"We want to have a constructive relationship, not with individuals but with the ANCYL collective," Cronin.

Last month, Cronin and Malema exchanged combative words.

In the SACP newsletter, Cronin said that those who called for nationalisation of mines, such as Malema, did not understand the economics of the issue. Malema fired back, accusing Cronin of being a "white messiah".



- SAPA
Read more on:    sacp  |  ancyl  |  jeremy cronin  |  julius malema  |  politics
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!

It’s the season to be jolly – so we’ve rounded up some new Joburg hot spots!

 
 

I love summer.24

The craziest deaths of 2014
How to make this a sensual, sexy summer!
This is what South Africans Googled in 2014!
This hilarious song is your new holiday anthem

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is so much going on around you and inside your head. You may want to take your ideas to the next level. Romance may be...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.