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Demand university for Mbombela - Malema

2012-02-20 13:55

Mbombela - Mpumalanga residents must demand that President Jacob Zuma make good on his promise to build a university in Mbombela, ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said at the weekend.

He told a gathering in Bushbuckridge, in Mpumalanga, that ANC leaders had to be held to their commitments, The Times newspaper reported on Monday.

"Anybody who promised you the university and never acted must never be a friend of the people of Mpumalanga because he promised you lies. He only wanted votes," Malema reportedly said.

"And now 2014 is coming and we'll be having another round of elections and there is no university," he said.

In his State of the Nation address, Zuma said R300m would be allocated to build universities in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape.

Malema also told the crowd to invade Mbombela and demand that the university be built.

Referring to his possible suspension, Malema said former president Nelson Mandela and his generation had also been regarded as disrespectful.

"They were impatient and wanted change now... Even if some of us can be expelled from the organisation, do not be afraid," he said.

Comments
  • Brett - 2012-02-20 14:01

    Wow Juju is getting fatter by the day!

      spartanx93 - 2012-02-20 14:36

      life is good with stolen money....

      Geronimo - 2012-04-24 19:48

      "Mbombela" is a local municipality with a total area of 5,394 km/squared. That is a rather large area to "invade". If the Fat One had told them to invade NELSPRUIT then that would have made a lot more sense. Please use/report the correct name.

  • Sharmay - 2012-02-20 14:09

    bigmouth is trying to gather his lemmings... too late fatboy, too late.

  • Omrisho - 2012-02-20 14:10

    aggg man, just add a charge of treason and incitement to violence for this, bury this ego inflated wannabe once and for all

  • Bob - 2012-02-20 14:11

    Demand, demand, demand, where have I heard that before, it is a process as the government says.

      spartanx93 - 2012-02-20 14:35

      its the tender process.

  • Irene - 2012-02-20 14:14

    But Fatty where is the money coming from? You've already stolen it. Give it back! Thief!

  • Sydney - 2012-02-20 14:25

    More importantly, where are the lecturers and researchers meant to come from? I work at a University as a Research Assistant and we are unable to fill the posts we already have, because there are too few people with advanced degrees (Masters and Doctoral) to fill the positions. Building more universities doesn't address this issue.

  • Perfume - 2012-02-20 14:28

    I thought he was suspended?????? With that out the way, Juju why don't you build the university, after all you have benefitted much from tenders etc.

      Desmond - 2012-02-20 17:17

      He wants the tender

  • Mbulelo - 2012-02-20 14:32

    This dude really has a FAT MOUTH...Oom Zuma did mention the allocation of R300m for building universities.But then again, should we really expect any intelligent utterances from a FAT THIEF?Nah...I don't think so

  • spartanx93 - 2012-02-20 14:35

    Juju, and I demand for you to shut your pork chops!

  • NrGx - 2012-02-20 14:36

    All good and well, BUT...wheres the money going to come from...Has the planning phase even started...Are the students going to attend school first and get the required marks to attend a Uni...will the students strike for condoms etc...are the students going to burn the classrooms at the first sign of maladministration...will there be enough lecturers to teach the students... How about providing solutions and end the militant rantings!

  • Bertie - 2012-02-20 14:39

    The best about this ever since the ANC has been in power from 94 the ANC government has not built any new State Universities.... we must carry on on the back bone that the so called "bad apartheid government" built for SA. if it was not for the Apartheid government this country would lay in ashes just another worthless place. I really hope and pray that the ANC will build more Universities so that we can be educated properly and build as a nation.

  • SarelJBotha - 2012-02-20 14:45

    By all means build the univercity, but they better also demand that all classes are taught in and by proper English or Afrikaans speakers. All staff should also bevetted in detail to make sure not one with bogus qualifications is appointed. I am sure the usual tenderpreneurs will be doing their utmost to rip off the taxpayer, therefor I propose the communities where the univercity is to be built, have insights into every tender received and all tenders must be completely open.

  • Getafix - 2012-02-20 14:50

    This guy is not Youth League President, Disband this international joke please.

  • Andrew - 2012-02-20 14:53

    Is there no end to this idiot, does he not realiaze people are getting tired of his rhetoric antics and political games. Just for once the ANC must step up to the plate and act decisively to rid the counntry of this wanna be politician, who contiually stirs up emotions of the yout.

  • Hendrik - 2012-02-20 15:16

    Boggom

  • mabandla.magoqwana - 2012-02-20 15:38

    malema you've played your part in the politics of south africa, now its the time you close your mouth on useless things that divide the united country & only concentrate on a positive things that will change the image of the youth of South Africa who wants a progressive & united country . those words of yours are not building only destroying .

  • Desmond - 2012-02-20 17:16

    I wish he would just f^@% off and DIE

  • llozi - 2012-02-20 17:26

    Ayiiiiii!!!! Corrupt fat thief!!!!! here we go again!!!

  • Winifred - 2012-02-20 17:39

    INSTEAD OF DEMANDING WHY DONT YOU TRY LIFTING THE PASS RATE SO THAT THOSE STUDENTS WHO WANT A UNIVERSITY EDUCATION MUST ATTAIN AT LEAST A 70 PER CENT PASS RATE. IF THEY DONT WORK HARD THEY MISS THEIR CHANCE. SIMPLE THEN THERE WONT BE ALL THIS FIGHTING EVERY YEAR. THIS WILL LIFT OUT EDUCATION OUT OF THE TRASH CAN AS WELL. HEARD THE PASS RATE IN RURAL SCHOOLS FOR MATRIC THESE DAYS IS 30 PER CENT (I AM OPEN TO CORRECTION ON THIS) BUT NEVERLESS MOST MATRIC CERTIFICATES ARE WORTHLESS. IF YOU DONT STUDY AND WORK HARD AND AIM FOR THE TOP YOU ARE NOT UNIVERSITY CLASS. KISSING ON CAMPUS IS AN EXPENSIVE ENTITY FOR THE GOVENMENT. THEY NEED TO SET THE STANDARD AS WE ARE BREEDING A NATION OF LAZINESS. ALREADY YOU FIND PEOPLE SAYING THEY CANT FIND A JOB BUT WHEN YOU OFFER THEM A JOB THEY TURN IT DOWN. ASK YOUSELF WHY, THEY ARE BEING PAID GRANTS. WHO SAID LIFE IS EASY, ONLY FOR THOSE WHO WERE BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN THEIR MOUTH.

  • Sarel Brits - 2012-02-21 07:12

    "He promised you lie`s he just wanted your votes” is the pot calling the kettle Black! O sit sorry non white

  • Samuel Nicholas Mdovu - 2012-02-23 20:13

    I agree with Maleama it is high time the ANC deliver on its promises, before second term is sought. Political discipline is not only when other leaders of structures are disciplined, failure to fulfill promises made to our people is equivalent to ill disciplined.

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