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Malema, Shivambu apologise to Zille

2012-06-15 14:25

Johannesburg - Former ANCYL leader Julius Malema and suspended spokesperson Floyd Shivambu apologised to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille in court papers, her spokesperson said on Friday.

Pierre-Charl du Preez said the two had submitted a written apology when they filed their court papers in the Western Cape High Court.

Judge Lee Bozalek on Thursday ordered Malema and Shivambu to apologise to Zille after they made defamatory comments about her.

The two, along with the youth league, were also ordered to retract the remarks they made in 2009, and pay Zille's legal fees.

Zille initially wanted to sue Malema, Shivambu and the league for R1.4m.

Shivambu on Friday said he did not want to comment on the issue.

Zille said Shivambu had called her a "racist girl" and "sick woman" and claimed that her all-male executive were her boyfriends and concubines.

She also took issue with Malema calling her executive council a "group of racist Helen Zille garden boys" at a rally in Cato Manor, Durban, in February 2009.

At the same rally, he apparently referred to her as a "racist", "colonialist" and "imperialist".

Comments
  • Mzamo - 2012-06-15 14:31

    Mhhh....things change so quickly!!! They didn't even argue.....!! This is really unlike them!!

  • john.ncala - 2012-06-15 14:34

    that's what happens when you don't respect the elders for once I thank Zille for showing them the way

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-15 14:37

    GOOD! Glad these ANCYL tsotsis have apologised to the DA. Now the must apologise to the rest of South Africa for embarassing us over comments about Botswana.

      josta.shivuri - 2012-06-16 11:57

      Not to the DA Charles - to Hellen Zille. Big difference.

  • Henk - 2012-06-15 14:38

    LOL!!! You go Fatboy! The DA might take you to further your political career!!!!!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-15 14:41

      Oh no, you mean JuJu will join the DA ??? I wonder if he will also pour tea for the Madam now? Maybe massage her feet as well?

  • hilton.haley - 2012-06-15 14:39

    Where to now my comrades'eesh Julius never mind these stupid people lets just get some nando's

  • luthando.yaso - 2012-06-15 14:41

    Well done boys,that's what real leaders do.

      Arthur - 2012-06-15 14:48

      When they have been cornered with nowhere to go

      sithembisob - 2012-06-16 11:25

      thats a bad example of leadership.. they lack responsibility

      Sharon - 2012-06-25 16:21

      a real leader doesnt talk crap in the first place - yaso,if you are dumb enough to associate yourself with them then get used to going hungry,people are sick and tired of feeling sorry for you lot

  • bongeka.magwaza - 2012-06-15 14:47

    Question is, did they mean it? Remember one thing.....a leopard never changes it's spots.

  • marty.krog.7 - 2012-06-25 10:28

    @DubulaAmanzi. So is the apartheid era.. Lets move on.

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