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Malema: The enemy defeated

2012-01-06 20:07

Thaba'Nchu - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema had a tilt at "the enemy" [the media] on Friday for wrongly predicting that he would not make it to the ANC's centenary celebrations as his appeal against his suspension would fail.

"We have defeated the enemy. The enemy said we will not be in Mangaung. We are in Mangaung," he said at a mini-rally in Thaba'Nchu in the Free State.

The "enemy" was now focusing on whether or not he would be given an opportunity to address the crowds when President Jacob Zuma delivered his January 8 statement on Sunday.

"I am in Mangaung and I am speaking now. There has never been a year in which the league speaks.

We stand, greet people and sit down. They must not confuse greeting with speaking," Malema said to thunderous applause from the crowd in the packed hall of the Moroka high school.

"President Zuma will speak on behalf of all of us. He was elected, whether we like him or not."

Malema and five other top ANCYL officials were suspended from the party in November last year for bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing division in its ranks.

The appeal process was still underway although it had been expected to be finalised before the centenary celebrations.

Malema concluded his address by singing the revolutionary song "Sisaya" - changing the words to "Siyaya eMangaung noma besi-suspenda, besixhosha, besibopha. (We are going to Mangaung even if they suspend, chase us away and arrest us).

ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete told reporters on Wednesday that Malema would not be given the podium on Sunday, when Zuma would deliver his address in Bloemfontein.

Mbete said all messages of support, including Malema's, would be compiled into a booklet to be distributed to the 100 000 people expected to attend the ANC's centenary festivities over the weekend.

Comments
  • Power - 2012-01-06 20:20

    The Enemy ? The Press ??? OK, Let's give some credit. It's holiday time, December, New Year, etc. Obviously one of his brain cells are on leave and the other one in hospital for repairs.

      Francois - 2012-01-06 22:33

      Ai tog Julius, please, the Sunday Times will have a copy on the shelves probably with a Zapiro cartoon of either yourself or Zuma or both. I think you must learn what "defeats" means - Nazi Germany was defeated, Japan was defeated in 1945 and the US in Vietnam and the former USSR in Afghanistan and the Boers in 1899 to 1902 - that was defeat. Nono of them went running round town on the Sunday thereafter - some of them does not even exists anymore.

      Kevin - 2012-01-06 23:04

      Where ever did you get the idea he had 2 brain cells?

      Peter - 2012-01-07 01:08

      Viva la-Malema......Keep it up dude..!!

  • rbczovczov - 2012-01-06 20:26

    Please spare us the garbage. Go and play in traffic you moron. The enemy is you and your extremist ideas.

  • Alva - 2012-01-06 20:30

    Let the circus begin!

      Irene - 2012-01-06 23:33

      I've got the popcorn ready!

  • Phil - 2012-01-06 20:36

    Rather concentrate on your woodwork points...it needs to get at the national average.

  • Adam - 2012-01-06 20:37

    I spoke to a sheep this morning, legs tied together, dumped in a wheel barrow, ready to get whizzed off to the ANC party. It said to me ”Why today, why this party…..I knew my day would come. All I have ever hoped for was a dignified death, it does not have to be a garlic and olive oil rub with rosemary and mint sauce” “Just a more meaningful departure”

      George - 2012-01-07 07:34

      "South Africa is the only country in the world where affirmative action is in the favour of the majority who has complete political control. The fact that the political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against a 9% minority group is testament to a complete failure on their part to build their own wealth making structures, such that their only solution is to take it from others." London Times

  • Gareth - 2012-01-06 20:47

    Give the guy a chance to speak... what could possibly go wrong?

      marisa.cronje - 2012-01-06 21:01

      hahahahaha

      Americo - 2012-01-07 07:20

      Go wrong - Go wrong - Go wrong - Go wrong - Go Wrong

  • Eugene - 2012-01-06 20:49

    Hippocratic...ass kissing.

  • marisa.cronje - 2012-01-06 21:01

    well i'd hardly call THAT a defeat.

      Chris - 2012-01-07 09:12

      Everything to them is a defeat. Like they claim they defeated apartheid. We gave it to them, it could have been a lot worse, was it not for fw de klerk.

  • Comrade - 2012-01-06 21:08

    GET A LIFE YOU BROWN TURD! MALEMA WHO????

  • Mluu Bhele Magubane - 2012-01-06 21:24

    this disease (malema) has enemies everywhere. All of us are malema enemies. He needs a brain check-up if he has any...

      Leonie - 2012-01-07 07:46

      Ek kan nie glo dat uit al die miljoene vyande van Malema nie een dapper genoeg is om hom uit die sisteem uit te haal nie. Daai man gaan 'n land se redder wees.

  • Blip - 2012-01-06 21:38

    "We"? The royal we?

      trix.duvenage - 2012-01-07 08:39

      Leonie..... niks in die lewe gebeur toevallig nie. Daai nar het 'n doel in die groter prentjie. As hy nie naby was nie sou alles vreedsaam bly gebeur....die ANC se aanhang sou net groei en groei [die wet op multiplikasie en kinders wat stem geregtig word as jy verstaan wat ek bedoel] MAAR nou het ons 'n 'sterk' drol in die drinkwater en ons moet hom liewer waardeer.

  • Charmaine - 2012-01-06 22:04

    This Malema has issues with himself> He needs surgery. Who are the enemies that he always refers to? He is his own enemy. He should go back to school and get a proper education. Enough already, he is just another Human Being. He is not God that all these people follow him, and where exactly is he leading the youth to? Which youth is he leading? certainly not mine.

      Ina - 2012-01-07 07:54

      Ever heard of the Pied Piper of Hamlin? He lead the children (Youth) to an abyss. That is what is waiting for all the young people who follows this particular piper

  • Geronimo - 2012-01-06 22:10

    Whatever. If the ANCYL wants to speak, let them speak, no-one is denying them opportunity. But they must respect the wishes of the ANC mothership and follow its policies or else ship out and make their own political party. And as their elected leader has been suspended, appoint an acting president and keep the suspended one out of the limelight until the appeal is decided. It's the honourable thing to do.

      Ari - 2012-01-07 07:48

      @ Peter - STOP SHOUTING! It is bad netiquette

  • Piet - 2012-01-07 06:41

    In your mad head everyone who disagree with you is an "ENEMY". Little dictator.

  • George - 2012-01-07 07:32

    @ NEWS 24, "Malema envisions white domestic workers" WHY DO YOU NOT ALLOW US TO COMMENT ON THIS STORY. WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT YOU ALLOWED COMMENTS, NOW YOU HAVE TAKEN AWAY OUR VIEWS AND COMMENTS. CAN YOU TELL US WHY YOU PUBLISHED THIS ARTICAL AND THEN TOOK AWAY THE READERS VIEWS. ARE YOU NOW TRYING TO CENSOR WHAT THE READERS ARE THINKING. YOU HAVE MY MAIL ADDRESS, LET ME KNOW. YOU SHOULD NOT BE IN THE KITCHEN IF YOU CANT TAKE THE HEAT

      Sue - 2012-01-07 07:53

      @George Do you think they will be B.E.E. positions, next thing we will be accused of taking their jobs from them.

      nerasmus1 - 2012-01-07 07:54

      I agree. The article is quite provoking and builts a platform for some healthy debate to take place. So why take away the comments, News24? You surely have the power to control the posting of comments (as you've proven to me on various occasions...) But it's a Saturday morning. You're all probably on your way to Bloemfontein for a weekend of faunicating and the best coverage we'll get of the whole affair is a hundred word stuff up on Monday about how pathetic white people are and the effort it took to get JuJu to sign your undies. Congratulations on an enormous fail in the fight for freedom speech, ANC24.

      nerasmus1 - 2012-01-07 08:01

      Comments for the Afrikaans bulletin on this is still open. http://afrikaans.news24.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Malema-Ek-wil-graag-wit-huishulpe-sien-20120106

      Ina - 2012-01-07 08:02

      Nothing wrong in becoming a domestic worker be you black or white. A job well done, is an honourable one. But then, I suppose it depends on who you work for. I have lost count of how may black domestics have told me they would rather work for a white 'Madam' than a black one.

      GoodFella - 2012-01-07 08:09

      I salute all domestic workers. Many of these wonderful people are a support base for a large household. I believe that the "deployment" of the ANCYL is a strategic manoeuvre by the ANC executive to console disgruntled youth supporters. Most ANC members will support this extravagant celebration, however an empty stomach tells no lies!

      mike.clery - 2012-01-07 08:14

      Agree with your sentiments about closing the comments. There already ARE "white" domestic workers and garage attendants, a fact that Malema deliberately ignores. It's one thing to complain about economic power being concentrated in the hands of a few, but it's another thing altogether to demonize a minority ethnic group. His speeches are reminiscent of Nazi Germany and Rwanda, and the world is listening.

      Jenny - 2012-01-07 10:00

      As well as whites taking domestic jobs from black workers, can they work as farm labourers too? There are many poor white people who would love to be employed on a farm and they wouldn't "kill the boer" and his family, over a "wage dispute" either. Sounds good to me.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-07 09:15

    Oh what an @ss!!!This is the same moron who told crowds in 10 years he wants to see white domestic workers as he is the son of a domestic worker. Well mommy Malema you realy should of taken the morning after pill with this one!

  • kevlam4 - 2012-01-07 09:21

    This headless pin-brain probably didn't realise that the "enemy" was daring him to attend the celebrations! So who is the winner here?

  • Chaapo - 2012-01-07 09:22

    Why remove comments on Malema's lame comments on his wish for white domestic workers? When others dream of and plan to sent missions to outer space among other development plans, this is the ultimate dream for the so-called future president; seriously!! No wonder the country is in trouble and you ain't seen nothing yet.

  • Sean - 2012-01-07 10:56

    The anc is convinced they defeated apartheid. when actually only nextrenal pressure, sanctions and the fact that white people were also tired of the despensation brought the end to apartheid. The changes in the world order (end of communist Russia) also contributed. If it were not for that apartheid would still alive today.

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