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Malema's Limpopo fans blamed for chaos

2011-08-31 15:45

Johannesburg - Young lions from Julius Malema's home province, Limpopo, stayed away from Luthuli House on Wednesday as Julius Malema's disciplinary hearing continued.

Malema supporters from Limpopo stood accused of orchestrating anarchy and violence outside the governing party’s headquarters yesterday.

A senior-ranking police officer told City Press that the Limpopo leaguers were the main culprits in the chaos on Tuesday.

Sapa reported that the police were investigating yesterday's public violence. No arrests were made.

A senior ANC official branded Malema fans from Limpopo as "vandalists".

With Limpopo away, there was peace and order today. Only a few supporters from KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng were singing and dancing outside Luthuli House in downtown Johannesburg.

League supporters from KwaZulu-Natal called on the ANC to leave Malema alone, and in turn they would leave Johannesburg.

The police were keeping a close eye on the marchers.

Although some wore T-shirts bearing President Jacob Zuma's face, their singing made it clear that they wanted to oust Zuma and replace him with his deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe.

At least four schoolboys joined the marchers. One of the schoolboys was smoking a cigarette while still in his uniform.

Not far from him were some leaguers sharing a beer under a tree.

Malema's hearing was into its second day. The embattled youth leader was charged with bringing the ANC into disrepute through his statements on Botswana.

He was also facing a charge of sowing the divisions in the party.

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Comments
  • gobsmacked2 - 2011-08-31 15:56

    So when do we actually get to hear anything about what's going on INSIDE Lootfreely House?

      Scamatoon - 2011-08-31 16:02

      I was just about to ask that. Getting a bit bored of hearing the same story with a different headline. Whats happening with fatty?

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-31 16:08

      The ANCYL is to blame. Doesn't matter where they from, it's all the ANCYL.

      dustin wetdewich - 2011-08-31 16:09

      They wont be reporting on what is happening in the trial until afterwards when there will be a press conference according to Derek Hanekom via twitter. If they dont expell him now...there really is no more hope.

      gobsmacked2 - 2011-08-31 16:18

      Thanks Dustin. Amazing that you could only find that out via twitter – don't think even ONE of the newspapers has said that. (Wonder who disliked my question, hahaha, must have been cos I said Lootfreely. There I said it again – Lootfreely)

      Dougalan - 2011-08-31 16:18

      Ja, and how did they get to Jhb? The vast majority of ANC Youth Leaguers are unemployed. So who paid for the buses to bring the Limpopo guys in? Another waste of our taxes like the NYDA kissy-kissy party? It's time SA was led by intelligent adults, not semi-literate youths.

      Amos Rakgots - 2011-08-31 16:20

      It was a sjame to have seen black youngsters robbing black old ladies and other hawkers from their only belongings, this all happened yesterday....I would really feel ashamed to be associated to this in any way....And then Juju has the nerve to state he cares about the poor....

      Juliaas - 2011-08-31 16:39

      Isn't it Lut'hooligans'house?

      Jan - 2011-08-31 16:45

      At least they are not blaming apartheid.... YET!

      Rolie - 2011-08-31 16:55

      No, it's Lootsotsi House!

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-31 17:00

      and people say dont generalize,what a joke,im sure all Limpopo supporter's look the same and we can be 100% sure all of it was them,bloody joke

      DW - 2011-08-31 17:15

      Funny how now it is the guys from Limpopo (Malema supporters) who are responsible. The rest of the guys outside today are also Malema supporters, otherwise what the hell are they doing there? And if most of the Malema supporters are from Limpopo, how the hell did he win the elections unopposed in every single province in the country? Either you support him or you dont. If you dont support the violence and riots, you shouldnt support Malema at all, as these are the things he stands for. He wants to march into Botswana and overthrow the government there. He is a thug himself. Hopefully they will fire him and this time, please elect someone decent otherwise we will all be back here in a few years time again.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-31 17:29

      @DW...its a typical political ploy by the anc,they direct the fire on the YL scoundrel prez but they are just as bad....its a full blown power struggle and they are throwing rocks at each other the same way the rioter's were

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-31 17:45

      next they will say it was white men disguised as Limpopo fans who infiltrated and chucked rocks at everyone to bring a bad name on all of the ANC...this will be after the YL and ANC kiss and make up...these bloody white agents in disguise are to blame

  • CPII - 2011-08-31 15:59

    Eish, those people from Limpompo hey!

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 16:17

      Noord Transvaal ;-)

      Buzzbar - 2011-08-31 16:38

      As I've said before, Cede Limpopo (and all it's citizens) to Zim. We don't need it in SA. That province is more trouble than it's worth...

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-31 16:56

      its crap...they know that plenty of the rioters were from all over,how can they tell that it was only Limpopo supporters,what a load of BS

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-31 16:57

      Yes yes,you defiantly have a Limpopo face,all of you throwing rocks, Limpopo faces for sure

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-31 17:46

      next they will say it was white men disguised as Limpopo fans who infiltrated and chucked rocks at everyone to bring a bad name on all of the ANC...this will be after the YL and ANC kiss and make up...these bloody white agents in disguise are to blame

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-08-31 21:00

      @avatar THE.SRG I heard from an ANCYL insider that it was Limpopo members

      Mouthful - 2011-09-01 08:40

      MXM people from the filthy jozi think Low of limpopo. But your entitled to your own opinions however just for once come to limpopo you will c the beauty of Africa not some squatter camps that manufest in Gauteng. Don't say people from limpopo how do know where some one is from and if that true people from limpopo were responsible it shows how influencial and fearless they are.

  • Nuraq - 2011-08-31 16:01

    Does the city of Johannesburg have any recourse then to the ANCYL (or at least the Limpopo branch) for damages caused yesterday?

      jakkals - 2011-08-31 16:07

      Just like the damage caused in Cape Town with the recent strikes, they will use the old excuse of "The perpetrators are not from our organization". Seems there is this random group of people who then moves in where big crowds/strikers/rioters are, just to cause damage then...ppfft...

      GH - 2011-08-31 16:10

      The international media coverage showing the ANC turning on their own: priceless!

      umhlopo - 2011-08-31 17:58

      you must be joking

  • VargVikernes - 2011-08-31 16:02

    WTF is a 'vandalist'???? Similar to a vandal I assume.

      Shadoz - 2011-08-31 16:07

      really???

      Grayman - 2011-08-31 16:55

      If a vandal wore sandals, would a vandalist wear sandalists?

  • DABOSS247365 - 2011-08-31 16:03

    Limpopo... For once, a brief clear explanation from the police lol, that province is a write off in every way.

      Shadoz - 2011-08-31 16:08

      well look who is in charge there.

      saabnut - 2011-08-31 16:29

      JUST like the Eastern Cape...

  • TREVOR barnard - 2011-08-31 16:05

    what happend to jozi`s bylaw "no deinking in the public, why not arrest these blokes?

      maryann - 2011-08-31 16:21

      Trevor, That bylaw hasn't been adhered to since 1994! The government can hardly control violence and trashing our streets. Drinking in public is mild in comparison. MJ

      umhlopo - 2011-08-31 18:00

      we have a whiskey on the rocks,they have a juba on the pavemoont

  • Christo - 2011-08-31 16:05

    10 more ways to annoy people 21. Practice making fax and modem noises. 22. Highlight irrelevant information in scientific papers and "cc:" them to your boss. 23. Make beeping noises when a large person backs up. 24. Invent nonsense computer jargon in conversations, and see if people play along to avoid the appearance of ignorance. 25. Erect an elaborate network of ropes in your backyard, and tell the neighbors you are a "spider person." 26. Finish all your sentences with the words "in accordance with the prophesy." 27. Wear a special hip holster for your remote control. 28. Do not add any inflection to the end of your sentences, producing awkward silences with the impression that you'll be saying more any moment. 29. Signal that a conversation is over by clamping your hands over your ears. 30. Disassemble your pen and "accidentally" flip the ink cartridge across the room.

  • Mundu - 2011-08-31 16:06

    "Young Lions" my hairy backside! They are nothing more than sif brained savages. The ANC should tag a charge of further making their name tottie by causing all this fracas in Jhb.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-31 17:00

      ...young uncivilised barbarians...

  • Politicallycorrect - 2011-08-31 16:07

    I guess that is the only place that he has got fans!

      garco - 2011-09-01 09:41

      Of course. Otherwise they don't get anymore tenders.

  • Nikelle - 2011-08-31 16:08

    ... May i just say you can keep League supporters from KwaZulu-Natal we dont really need them back ... we got enough that stayed behind .

      naromi@24.com - 2011-09-01 11:58

      disagree. We need them back. The government needs competition.

  • Ollie - 2011-08-31 16:10

    Young lions LOL

  • pop101 - 2011-08-31 16:13

    Really, because those free posters that the people were handed said: Northern Cape ANCYL supports Malema.

      garco - 2011-09-01 09:43

      Why would the Northern cape support Malema. We don't get tenders there.

  • Daveza - 2011-08-31 16:14

    Unlike these thugs, lions are majestic, noble creatures. Rather refer to them as young hyenas, all wanting a turn at the rotting carcass.

  • Slapper - 2011-08-31 16:15

    If the ANC does not stamp on Juju's head now, they might as well hand over complete power to him. His pack of crazed, illiterate morons will accept noting but either total power, or total destruction. No middle ground. All of this, a creation of Zuma, form when he was on trial, it worked for him then and it could work for Juju now.

  • Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 16:16

    Young Lions? Oh, don't worry about them, the Sharks beat the U21 Lions on Saturday, I was there... actually the current Lions are only top of the log due to having a full-strength squad while the BIG teams have half their squad on the way to NZ... ;-)

  • Nepster10 - 2011-08-31 16:16

    "At least four schoolboys joined the marchers. One of the schoolboys was smoking a cigarette while still in his uniform" AND WHEN THEY FAIL ITS BECAUSE OF APARTHEID.

      GilbeyJones - 2011-08-31 16:43

      although they forgot to mention the schoolboy was was one of Fatty's former classmates... now in his 30's and still trying to pass Std 7...

      Trextoo - 2011-08-31 17:08

      They were there because their woodwork class was cancelled.

  • Patroski - 2011-08-31 16:16

    Amazing how all these "leaguers", most without income can manage to get to JHB from all over the country. Is Juli-ass subsidising their transport from the Ratanang family trust?

      Rolie - 2011-08-31 16:53

      Julius always carries huge amounts of cash with him wherever he goes.

  • WhiteAfricanTo - 2011-08-31 16:16

    Guess thats what Limpopo schools call "school excursions". Maybe if they stayed in school where they were suppose to be, they wouldn't be so stupid. What has the ANCYL done for them.....really. Great outlook for the future. Wonder where all the educated people were (please note: white & black!!!)??? Stupid buggers...

      naromi@24.com - 2011-09-01 12:10

      the educated ones were having fun doing what is required and it was better without the 'hooligans'

  • GilbeyJones - 2011-08-31 16:18

    Im sure they are more concerned about fatty boomsticks plans to nationalise KFC...

  • HAD - 2011-08-31 16:19

    I just wonder what the reaction of the police and the polititians would have been if a number of AWB members from Ventersdorp burned the ANC flag and a T-shirt with Zuma on it. I'm sure we would have seen arrests and a lot more action.

      HAD - 2011-08-31 16:21

      Now someone will comment on my spelling!

      gobsmacked2 - 2011-08-31 16:25

      Nothing wrong with your spelling. Poli'tit'ians is more accurate spelt that way.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 16:28

      @ Had - "polititians" Nope, that's fine - they ARE a bunch of tits

  • Lofty - 2011-08-31 16:19

    More like young punks. You cannot compare them to lions. They are not too young either.

  • Tolerant - 2011-08-31 16:23

    Can not take the lion supporters anywhere. Come on guys, this is not cricket. Go Bokke.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-31 16:27

      Agreed, they were all rather drunk on Saturday evening, running through the streets shouting... darn Lions supporters ;-) Ag, shame - they're just not used to winning games, they don't know how to respond...

  • ntsiki.mdeni - 2011-08-31 16:23

    How did they establish that its people from Limpopo?? They just looking for an easy out.

  • GilbeyJones - 2011-08-31 16:23

    young lions....we call them piepie jollers....

  • viam - 2011-08-31 16:23

    Not young 'lion' - they are thugs.

  • Rofras - 2011-08-31 16:23

    Bull Nonsense,,why are they asolating,, all those idiots are members of the ANC.

  • SpetsnazLaz - 2011-08-31 16:24

    Julius is nogsteeds 'n drol!

  • a.bryanh - 2011-08-31 16:30

    YOUNG LIONS! WHAT A JOKE,in truth a poorly dressed rabble.

  • JustinD - 2011-08-31 16:32

    Nuke Limpopo, that place stinks like you know what!!!!

  • Susan - 2011-08-31 16:32

    Young lions - they remind me more of fat housecats...

  • Charles - 2011-08-31 16:32

    If Nzimande,Mantashe and Zuma wants to be booeed in Limpopo let them charge our president,In Limpopo we are still going to recognise him as the president of the ANCYL.So the three dogs must never ever attend a rally in Limpopo to avoid embarassment.

      pop101 - 2011-08-31 16:34

      I support you. Thumbs-up.

      gobsmacked2 - 2011-08-31 16:37

      Oh God yes, imagine being booed in Limpopo. A fate worse than death.

      gatvol4corru - 2011-08-31 19:15

      you should not comment on topics that are above your IQ comrade. Now the world can see you are also an idiot like Juju

  • maryann - 2011-08-31 16:37

    The ANCYL is not to blame - it's the the damn agents and ouside elements.

  • FerretGee - 2011-08-31 16:38

    I have an idea!!!! Why don't we let the Limpopo Province cedede from South Africa and let it become a Kingdom or Country of it's own! That way, Julius can become King, have all the power he wants, he can nationalise anything inthat province, set up his own government and need a passport to come across the border. All his ANCYL cronies can do whatever they want there. And remember, a kingdom is run by a king and a country is run by a c......

      merly.hamisi - 2011-09-01 07:59

      that would really be unfair for some us who wants to be part of south africa, dont u think? not all people from limpopo support juju.

  • pdilapiso - 2011-08-31 16:39

    I beleive that whites are happy & cnt wait to hear that Malema is fired frm the ANC!!they will be shocked next week!!!Malema is a threat 2 most of them!!

      pop101 - 2011-08-31 16:43

      No, Malema is a threat to the ANC. Didn't he threaten to open the Pandoras Box on corrupt politicians if found guilty. We like Malema actually, he is dividing the most corrupt and useless party this country has ever seen.

      allie - 2011-08-31 16:43

      Are you sleeping with JU-JU?

      maryann - 2011-08-31 16:48

      pdilapiso, we "white criminals" agree Malema is a threat to us and we fear him. I am afraid of any small minded ego-tistical "Hitler" type mentality! He has a following even though the man has no logic or anything to offer. Scary!!!!

      gatvol4corru - 2011-08-31 19:17

      Not a threat,an arrogant nuisance of a corrupt-incompetent-racist. Your lack of IQ shows with this comment. Now everybody knows your limitations and comrade

  • Yislaaik - 2011-08-31 16:42

    They got away with all this after a man got accused of assault for spilling what smelt like whiskey and water near Zuma??? Jailed too. I'm still wondering what the water part smelt like. I guess the rock in the back of the cop's head was a slight accident and nothing to complain about. I'm glad to see the talk of changing the 'gatherings'laws. The savages!

  • WAM - 2011-08-31 16:48

    Journalists are "b@st@rds", "small boys","messengers" and "bloody agents." "Here (Luthuli House)you must behave or else you jump!" I suppose this only applies to journalists? According to Malema himself: "...This is Luthuli House. This is the headquarters of a revolutionary party which has liberated the people of South Africa. It's not a playground. Here you come, you restrain yourself, you behave in a manner that is befitting of being the headquarters of the African National Congress. It's not a beer hall here." "You don't howl here. Especially when we speak, you behave like you are in an American press conference? It's not America. It's Africa. You must behave in an African way. You are in Rome, you do what the Romans do … if you feel offended by the removal of this gentleman, you are most welcome to walk." Sounds very PW Botha-ish to me...

  • WAM - 2011-08-31 16:48

    Journalists are "b@st@rds", "small boys","messengers" and "bloody agents." "Here (Luthuli House)you must behave or else you jump!" I suppose this only applies to journalists? According to Malema himself: "...This is Luthuli House. This is the headquarters of a revolutionary party which has liberated the people of South Africa. It's not a playground. Here you come, you restrain yourself, you behave in a manner that is befitting of being the headquarters of the African National Congress. It's not a beer hall here." "You don't howl here. Especially when we speak, you behave like you are in an American press conference? It's not America. It's Africa. You must behave in an African way. You are in Rome, you do what the Romans do … if you feel offended by the removal of this gentleman, you are most welcome to walk." Sounds very PW Botha-ish to me...

  • Vince York - 2011-08-31 16:52

    All are on camera and should already have been incarcerated and through the courts and locked away by now. Police? Hah.................Nxa

  • MIM128 - 2011-08-31 16:55

    Classic case of Jim comes to Joburg. Were the Limpopo comrades overwhelmed by the tall and filthy buildings, and the traffic? Not to mention the "alien world class city" with its own police fat force

  • Democrat - 2011-08-31 17:00

    It would be interesting to know how many supporters Julius Malema actually has. I would imagine, if compared to the population of South Africa, not many.

  • Sargon - 2011-08-31 17:00

    YOUNG LIONS? More like Young Baboons the way they carried on.........

  • Badger - 2011-08-31 17:33

    Rather say "young hyenas" since that will describe them better.

  • Sizwe - 2011-08-31 17:36

    Guys let's get d fact rite, a young lion learn from the adults and you don't dictate. The ANC wil be 100 years old soon, so never think the Executive is narrow minded

  • Isak Diergaardt - 2011-08-31 17:47

    why dont they finish why dragging it out poor mr bigmouth ai i feel for him

  • kleinkoppi - 2011-08-31 17:51

    League supporters from KwaZulu-Natal called on the ANC to leave Malema alone, and in turn they would leave Johannesburg. Just like ANCYL... We demand... WTF... We will leave if you leave Malemmer alone... Just shows the kind of people in the YL Drinking under a tree... Isn't there some kind of law for drinking in public... What is the school children doing out of school... Either in school or home studying, as far as I know it's exam time... Oh I forgot, the ANCYL will look after me and give me a job next year when I don't have matric.

  • umhlopo - 2011-08-31 17:55

    these things that happen to breathe oxygen are now being called young lions - last week they were 30 year old children,I say they are toxic waste and should be treated as such.good lord a primate has a better understanding of what is right and wrong than these malema turds.Forget about the death penalty and bring in the gas chambers

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-31 18:20

    Juju's animal-farm! Savages!

  • sanelehlela - 2011-08-31 20:17

    Now I can conclude that in years to come South Africa will be in the same position to Zimbabwe, Malema Is just like Mugabe, Libya President. Malema you should go for further sudies boy you are still young, you know nothing about politics just only that u ar given mount to talk but talk useless thing. if you oppose your leaders, people understanding politics wena wazini. I love ANC. Kodwa ngyacela bandla umalema akahambe eyofunda atleast two simesters political science at UKZN maybe uzoba ngcono ngoba for now uyihlathi and ukhula nayo lento

  • Zenzele - 2011-08-31 21:19

    This is a big joke, Malema is making ANC to look like fools . Why can't they kick him out from the party, the guy is a thug. I can't believe that they bussed students to come to this event. What a shame malema, some of us Julias we were students during the 1976 uprising, where were you at that time?. I don't regret taking my kids to England for a better future. Those parents whose kids were taken off from classes to support this woodwork drop out, what do they say.

  • Darwinian - 2011-08-31 23:53

    Young Lions?????? ppppffffff