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I did not pay for Julius: Mbalula

2012-08-03 14:24

Johannesburg - Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula has denied footing expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's London bill.

"These reports have no content or basis," Mbalula told reporters in Johannesburg on Friday. "They are malicious, and just rumour mongering."

Mbalula said he was in London on an official visit as the minister of sport and to lead team South Africa at the Olympics.

"It was no secret what we were doing in London. I did everything in London that I was supposed to do," he said.

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that the government was paying for Malema's trip through his association with Mbalula.

Mbalula said: "I took an oath [as minister] I'm not corrupt. Unlike Jackie Selebi these hands are clean. I did not pay for Julius."

Mbalula did not deny that he saw Malema while he was in London.

"I meet Julius every day here in South Africa, why should London be an exception?"

Just because Malema was no longer an ANC member there was no reason to not have a personal relationship with him, Mbalula said.

Comments
  • peter.ndamase - 2012-08-03 14:34

    Julius can pay for his trip. A young man who can demolish a sandton house and rebuild a masterpiece cannot even sigh to foot his own bill. The media must just set aside Julius's reporting.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-08-03 14:40

      I will believe that when he pays his outstanding tax bill of R10m.

      sean.carbutt - 2012-08-03 14:44

      Jeez Peter, do you always have to be the village idiot or are you just plain stupid

      rbphiri - 2012-08-03 16:09

      peter.ndamase you little impotent caveman, you won't get a share in any of South Africa's mines...nationalization is merely at wetdream now. So what if JuliARSE demolished his R16m shack, he needed the tins to sell at the scrap yard for his trip to the UK, but his butthole friend Mbalula chipped in to pay for the expenses at our expense.

      gerald.nchabeleng - 2012-08-03 17:32

      @ RPhiri, It says a lot about a character of a man when before he makes a point he starts with insults. Peter actually raised a valid point. If Julius can buy and demolish a Sandton house so just maybe he can afford to fly to the UK. Now i am not saying anything about where he got his riches from and if you must know i believe it is through very very questionable means. However, be that as it may, it does not change the fact that the trip and accomodation could very well be within his financial means. Methinks Peter did not mention anything about nationalisation. As for your last sentence...hmmm, you do seem to have an obsession with body parts,and unicorns

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-03 14:36

    Within time the question of who paid will be answered !

  • nomcebo.k.kubheka.3 - 2012-08-03 14:38

    If not you Mbalula who did..*eyes rolling* Politicians will be politicians, the truth might be hidden for now, but nothing stays hidden forever. So if Mbalula really paid for Julius it will come out sooner or later, the truth has a way of coming out alway! #Just-saying

      galmzala - 2012-08-03 15:42

      Eish Selebi said my hands are clean, and what happened later,

  • tebo.go.5 - 2012-08-03 14:42

    But now did he really make reference to Selebi, I think that was uncalled for and below the belt.

  • Spiral - 2012-08-03 14:43

    "Unlike Jackie Selebi" waaahahahaha! Nice deflection mbalula :D

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-03 14:45

    Mbaks knows that, being Juliarse's buddy and campaigning to unseat him at the Mangaung elective conference, Zuma is watching him like a hawk does its prey. He will be an idiot to make it that easy for Zuma to kick him out.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-03 14:45

    Mbaks knows that, being Juliarse's buddy and campaigning to unseat him at the Mangaung elective conference, Zuma is watching him like a hawk does its prey. He will be an idiot to make it that easy for Zuma to kick him out.

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-08-03 14:46

    He speaks. He is cANCer. Ergo ... HE LIES!

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-08-03 14:47

    The media can report stupid things some times I mean, really! We all know that Julius made his millions through corrupt activities so obvious he has money to pay for his own flight! Common sence please!

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-08-03 14:47

    The media can report stupid things some times I mean, really! We all know that Julius made his millions through corrupt activities so obvious he has money to pay for his own flight! Common sence please!

  • jacques.d.devilliers - 2012-08-03 14:55

    Last time I checked Malema was unemployed. Please tell me, please, how does an unemployed South African get a visa for the UK?

      toohotdurban.durban - 2012-08-03 15:06

      ha, ryt u are, i think you onto something here buddy...

      scouter.fourone - 2012-08-03 15:13

      G4S got the Home Office contract for the Olympic period ......

      napolita.kio - 2012-08-03 15:34

      @Big_guy - When, how and where did you "checked Malema was unemployed."? "how does an unemployed South African get a visa for the UK? " - The same way as everyone else; even better ask every high school (matric) graduate who flies to the UK every year. Mum has never been employed and she is over there as I speak/write.

      galmzala - 2012-08-03 15:43

      still chowing tender kicks back

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-08-03 14:56

    \I am not corrupt like Jackie Selebi my hands are clean.\ I belive you my president

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-08-03 15:08

    He is probably right, the tax payer might be paying the bill.

  • dianne.neyt - 2012-08-03 15:11

    Jaaaaa rightttt .............hahahaha....hysterical

  • gneralle.edon - 2012-08-03 15:12

    Thnk u minister!

  • nomcebo.dlamini.90 - 2012-08-03 15:18

    we 'believe' you mr minister

  • michelle.langenhoven.5 - 2012-08-03 15:39

    al wat ek gaan se is, jirre kyk hoe lyk DIE ding!!!

  • michelle.langenhoven.5 - 2012-08-03 15:41

    Al wat ek gaan se is, "jirre kyk hoe lyk DIE ding met sy vet gevreet!!!!" hy lyk soos 'n donnerse meroon!!!

  • mark.a.fysh - 2012-08-03 15:48

    He sounds like Bill Clinton. Clinton: "I did not ......."

  • osmaseko - 2012-08-03 15:55

    you don't have to explain comrade.

  • Meister01 - 2012-08-03 16:02

    I'm sure it was uncle Tokyo. He has sponsored this brat before.

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2012-08-03 16:18

    U may call it cANCer, but there are still people within the movement with their intergity intact. Myopic individual will paint people with same brush. Fiks is one guy with intergrity and everyone of us had freedeom of association. What is wrong with his declaration. What happen to proven innocency before proven otherwise.

  • thanda.nomore - 2012-08-03 16:21

    you like it or not folks, julius malema is here to stay. curse, insult, whatever, he is here: has friends all over the world. They are in Africa. They are in Europe. They are in Asia. They are in Latin America. So, just learn to live with it. hate him or love him, he is here. you can smoke your cocaine in your suburbs and get drunk over your boredom and hatred, we love him in our villages, our shacks, our, informal settlements. you in the meantime can go to hell!!!

  • zak.cebi - 2012-08-03 16:32

    Juju was earning approx. R20 000 few years back (still in the ANC), myb he won the lottery. R20 000*12 months does not make any sense in affording a week trip to UK but now its been two weeks, and he was also drinking alcohol with that cash every week. magics magics!!! iskelemu sodwa la

      bmtthwala - 2012-08-04 06:52

      wht the do u care!hw much do u earn heh!?????

  • june1676 - 2012-08-03 17:17

    bring a Gold Medal boss.

  • june1676 - 2012-08-03 17:17

    Bring a Gold Medaal boss

  • jabulani.ngwenya.90 - 2012-08-03 17:19

    Yes, we hear you. But who paid for Malema's bill? Some tender preneurer trying to get their hands on some tenders? Or his one man "trust fund accounr"? We still need to know.

  • Amanda - 2012-08-03 18:37

    The bottom line here is that the spokesperson for the London Hotel stated that THE GOVERNMENT WAS PAYING THE BILL. So who is lying and who is telling the truth?????

  • mpumelelo.mgwigwi - 2012-08-03 19:27

    Here if you criticise the ANC you get 50 thumbs up but if u criticise boeremag you only get 5,bloody pigs

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-08-03 20:58

    Selebi had clean\ hands” really but found guilty by court of law so the same is 100% applicable here. Meaning the allegations are true

  • nyatsang.wellem - 2012-08-03 22:07

    u r the future president mr razzma tazz

  • B.b. - 2012-08-04 07:10

    We will wait until u tell us the truth

  • bonaqua.delpero - 2012-08-04 10:12

    This dilema must stop...it crystal clear that the government paid Juju's trip and it is very understandable F Mbalula knows that...so Government(ANC) must tell us why they still use our tax to fulfill their own interest....I will erge Thuli Madonsela to probe this.....!!!!!!!!!

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