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Malema claims life is in danger

2012-09-18 22:39

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema claims his life is in danger because of a conspiracy against him by President Jacob Zuma and several ministers.

"If we die tomorrow and anytime soon, we would have been killed by Jacob Zuma and his people....," he said in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

"If we are illegally arrested tomorrow, we would have been arrested by Jacob Zuma," Malema said.

Malema accused Zuma of using henchmen to isolate him because he had said that Zuma was incapable of leading the country.

"Now that we continue to enjoy the confidence and trust of ordinary people on the ground, Jacob Zuma is agitating soldiers and the police to block our movements and even eliminate us from the surface of this land.

"A death warrant has been issued against economic freedom fighters for speaking on behalf of the people."

Asked for comment on Malema's allegations, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Tuesday night: "The presidency is aware that this person is prone to making wildly unsubstantiated and unwarranted claims and statements, and we do not wish to dignify them."

Malema said he wanted Zuma to step down as president, because he together with Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Justice Minister Jeff Radebe were "compromised".

He accused Radebe of focusing on law and order because his wife and brothers-in-law Cyril Ramaphosa and Patrice Motsepe had mining interests.

They belonged to a "black elite" that benefited from mining in South Africa, he claimed.

Dictatorship

Malema said he had done everything in his power to raise the plight of the poor people in the country.

"We have been to the mines in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the North West to speak to mineworkers who do not have anywhere to turn to because they are exploited.

"We have been to the villages, squatter camps, townships, suburbs, schools, universities, traditional councils, government offices, corporations... to speak to Africans in the diaspora about the suffering of our people."

Since Zuma took office there had been an introduction of dictatorship and intolerant forms of leadership, said Malema.

"Because of his inability to persuade and politically convince those that disagree with him, he has resorted to usage of force and coercion in his leadership style."

He said this began when Zuma militarised police, adding that any ANC leader in KwaZulu-Natal who questioned Zuma's leadership and his policy stances "disappeared".

"This is pure dictatorship, where people are not allowed to exercise free democratic rights and choices, but forced through threats to agree with the sitting President.

"Our isolation, suspensions, and expulsions from the ANC was solely meant to suppress dissent and deal with courageous youth who could not stand pure mediocrity of Jacob Zuma."

Malema said people who wanted to protest should not be scared to demand what is "rightfully theirs".

"All people who want better wages and better living conditions should rise up to demand their interests and aspirations.

"We are ready to join all protest actions and strikes that are aimed at improving the living conditions of our people and we will not be scared to join in the protests."

He was referring to mineworkers in Marikana, who has downed tools more than a month ago, but had earlier on Tuesday accepted a 22% pay rise offer from the company.

During the protest on 16 August, 34 workers were shot dead by police. Another 78 were injured.

A liability

Malema said Zuma was a liability to South Africa and the ANC.

"Like all dictators, he only concentrates on his village Nkandla for development and even declared it a military zone in order to prevent media from reporting about it."

Malema said it was only dictators who donated a substantial amount of government's money to themselves.

He warned that Zuma was only interested in his family, and would plunge the country into a "deeper crisis."

"It's not about a person who sings beautifully and dances nicely.

"Zuma is highly compromised... He has got no capacity... maybe in cultural activities..."

He said Zuma was a divisive leader who believed in conspiracies, and was too old.

"He is also too old. He must rest. He is getting older by the day."

Malema regretted supporting Zuma and letting him take office.

"Zuma should go, as in yesterday. He must leave office. He was a terrible mistake. We regret the mistake.

"Jacob Zuma is forever threatened by our presence."

Malema wanted Zuma to tender his resignation on 23 December in Mangaung, where the ANC elective conference is to take place.

"We cannot allow him in office till 2014. We cannot allow the national executive committee to extend trauma to 2014.

"If we lose in Mangaung, then I will apply to join the ANC as a new member."

He said that if his application was declined, he would take it to court to find out why he was being discriminated against.

Comments
  • nax.masarwa - 2012-09-18 22:45

    You are the one who put him in Power Julius, remember that!

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-18 22:54

      If Julius is so scared then why doesn't he just go and cower away in his bunker? Isn't that why he built it?

      sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-18 22:59

      "Malema claims life is in danger" News24 crew is no different from Malema, they are sleeping on duty again.

      henryian73 - 2012-09-18 23:08

      Nope his life only in danger for stealing millions upon millions from the poor and for no other reason. Cry me a river!!!!

      lownabester - 2012-09-18 23:09

      Julius you started this, so be happy to die for the cause, running scare now:)))

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-18 23:21

      His life of luxury may be in danger

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-19 01:02

      “A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.” William Burroughs

      donovan.jackson.37 - 2012-09-19 01:25

      The royal we.

      albert.m.burger - 2012-09-19 03:58

      Who is this Ox from Limpopo who think he is a Bull?

      mihaip007 - 2012-09-19 06:41

      yo - love waking up in the morning and smell the coffee - but NOTHING beats the news of sa finally ridding of this oak.

      george.potshana - 2012-09-19 06:56

      why if every one hungry for power failing to get what he wants he then pour hot coils to the president? Stop it juju and focus to what you have, Grow Up!

      maree.cassie - 2012-09-19 07:10

      Eish this Julius is dom...

      UNITY - 2012-09-19 08:03

      I'm glad he doesn't think whites and boers are the enemies for a change!!! You are a danger to society..u endanger more lives with your incitement of hatred,and threats and intimidation. You are not a leader for the future!! Even if Zuma is not re-elected!!! Real Leaders choose right over wrong, and always keep their doors swept clean!!

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-09-19 09:04

      This is not a problem for us, you idiot. Put your money where your mouth is, I WILL DIE FOR ZUMA.......

      tladia.mamotebele - 2012-09-19 09:45

      @Nax. He is aware of that and that's y he is regretting!!!

      morris.khunou - 2012-09-19 12:30

      One of the characteristics of Psychopaths despite being straight faced liers, they also poses an inborn propensity to lead themselves to selfdestruction.

  • christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-18 22:45

    And your point- ooooo - ok, we are so sorry for you. Bleeding hearts.....

      heathway.master - 2012-09-19 11:04

      Wish the police would take him to some isolated locality in Kalahari Desert, lock him up and never disclose the locality. Let him just disappear from society. He insults our president all the time, and why Zuma tolerates this rabble rouser, and inciter to violence, really mystifies me. Why allow him to try and destroy investment in this country, and try and make the mining industry ungovernable. He is destroying jobs at a phenomenal rate, and severely reducing tax income to the State, which it so desperately needs to uplift the poor, and improve their living standard. The man is dangerous with his militant and radical ideas, and surely the state can silence him and remove him from society, so that he can do no more harm to Zuma's stated aim of creating more jobs for all. He has never been responsible for any good in this country, and never will be. With our Secret Service, things could be done in such a secretive way, that when and if he is released, the Sate can categorically deny having any complicity in the event.

  • lekkeperd.chevyss - 2012-09-18 22:46

    Just hope it happen very soon Juju. What did you expect? Play with the Lions balls and walk away? Poor sod.

      infijar.ken - 2012-09-18 23:46

      You said you would die for Zuma, well, here's your chance, or we're your comments taken out of context?

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-19 06:03

      Google: Bert the cat vs cat balloon. See what happens when you play with lions balls.

      mo.matt.14 - 2012-09-19 09:18

      And did he not in the same press release accuse Zuma of believing in conspiracies?

      heathway.master - 2012-09-19 13:50

      In the official court records of Malema versus Afri-Forum, with regards to his hate speech "Kill the Boer, Kill the farmer" the following statements appeared in the final judgement “The Constitution in Section 16 provides for the freedom of expression. The right in Subsection (1) does not extend to Propaganda for War b) Incitement to imminent violence c) Advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm. The above three crimes against the State and its people, fall outside any protection of rights as stated in the Constitution. I consider that every time Malema talks to a frenzied mob, he commits one of the crimes above, and therefore forgoes his right to freedom of expression. He has already been charged and found guilty of hate speech, and has been already charged with incitement to violence and anarchy.

  • lekkeperd.chevyss - 2012-09-18 22:47

    And who is "we" ? Bang gat!

  • tommo.too - 2012-09-18 22:51

    Using the royal we I see. What a character....

  • marcdefl - 2012-09-18 22:52

    Juju nobody that counts cares and nobody will miss you.RIP.

  • sandorfh - 2012-09-18 22:53

    Paranoid much?

  • lulu.shezi - 2012-09-18 22:54

    Now that you are no longer living in the lap of luxury and not enjoying the 'benefits' of the ANC,there's a conspiracy. Were you not Zuma's mascot in 2009 shouting you will kill for Zuma???Really now!...

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-19 07:22

      @lulu. Think again. This fatboy have got millions upon millions that he stole from the people of Limp-opo. He is in luxury OK.

  • sakhi.TheNextKent.dlala - 2012-09-18 22:55

    So News24 re-writes an article with only a change in the title, how sensationalist.

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-18 23:03

    this thug must be mad, everything he says does not make sense, if he feels danger around him, he must speak to jz for 24/7 blue lights

      lizette.wilsenach - 2012-09-19 11:12

      He can dish it out but he cant take it. Now maybe has an idea how the farmers must feel because he actually said in so many words that they must be killed. He only thinks it might happen to him, and the whole world must know about it. Die wiel draai

  • Nkosinathi Mwasi - 2012-09-18 23:06

    shame on u juju, u such an idiots boi.

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-09-18 23:06

    He is really becoming a brilliant advocate for durex. Seriously Julius, get over yourself!!

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-18 23:09

    Don't worry juliarse when Jacob Zuma finally gives you a kwazulu natal bullet your puppet right-hand man Floyd shivambu will inherit all your dodgy wealth and blow it up with mister ugly burnt face Ronald lamola.

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-09-18 23:09

    By the look of things its you want to kill Zuma alwys talking him bad,Zuma This Zuma This,he may not be favourate to many whites but he never talks bad about whites also he care about future of this country not nationalisation

  • elsbeth.verhoeven - 2012-09-18 23:10

    who cares????????????

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-18 23:11

    Malema and his sidekick Floyed are on drugs. Why say so? Just listen to them. One suspects that they will commit suicide (literally by their own hands) in the not too distant future. To be isolated from your substances while in a holding cell will be too awful to contemplate. Good luck to them! May they succeed with their first attempts.

  • sthembiso.msindo - 2012-09-18 23:14

    Can News24 take us serious and stop reporting about Malema only, i mean really now we sick and tired of his rhetoric "Zuma this Zuma that" isn't he writing exams or looking for a job. He can go and work at Lonmin now that they've got wht they were fighting for.

  • peter.fraser.92754 - 2012-09-18 23:19

    If you look at the photo that goes with the article, it looks like Malema says ; COME AND GET ME !! In any case, he is a little despot that wishes someone will pot him so he could become a modern day hero killed in action.The kid has persecution complex and really thinks he is Gods gift to South Africa.In the meantime, we give him all the coverage he wants....read more about him than we do the bible...serious.

  • Erna - 2012-09-18 23:20

    I guess the affair between Malema and Zuma is finally over.

  • Billy - 2012-09-18 23:32

    so what

  • BulletProof. - 2012-09-18 23:39

    After so much Sh....ttt he made is not a surprise if is life is in danger!!!!

  • RiXiLe.BriLLiaNT.pRO - 2012-09-18 23:40

    Lol i think im startin to like this guy

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-18 23:44

    Julius you're a two-faced wanker not so long ago you were declaring your love on Jacob Zuma, you even went as far as saying you can kill for him, about Zuma being a dictator I think you're lost visit Zimbabwe,equatorial-guinea and North korea you'll see how the dictatorship governments oppressess their people, I think you have outgrown your shoes and it's about time for mister spin doctor aka marc maharaj to sabotage your car brakes.

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-18 23:48

    Mal;ema knows he is in trouble. He will forever remain a child in the minds of most South Africans. He can thank Winnie Mandela (the arch rubbish and two face) for the image. She supported it.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-09-18 23:52

    If you are arrested tomorrow it's because you have been stealing money to put in your trust fund and if you are killed it's because you have a big mouth.

  • jimmy.kotze.3 - 2012-09-18 23:53

    Hi shame has he lost his marbles totaly?

  • krish.reddy.104 - 2012-09-19 00:02

    SELF PITY WILL DESTROY YOU. WHO'LL WANT TO KILL A LOOSER LIKE YOU AND MAKE YOU INTO A MARTYR. YOUR CHARACTER ASSASINATION OF OUR PRESIDENT , JAKOB ZUMA WILL ONLY STRENGTHEN HIS CHANCES OF SERVING A SECOND TERM.

  • holden.gardnercaulfield - 2012-09-19 00:04

    Julius Malema ought to beware of those nutters who keep on saying that they will kill for Jacob Zuma.

  • phumlani.veliti - 2012-09-19 00:21

    Julius Malema is a Tenderpreneur, he was never an Economic Freedom Fighter. Attention seekers are well known targets and they are always manipulated by the so called Elitts.

  • phumlani.veliti - 2012-09-19 00:21

    Julius Malema is a Tenderpreneur, he was never an Economic Freedom Fighter. Attention seekers are well known targets and they are always manipulated by the so called Elitts.

  • mark.retief - 2012-09-19 00:23

    For once Malema is absolutely correct, bye Juju, bye

  • pisciotta - 2012-09-19 00:47

    Malema's life in danger? Such good news for a change.

      heathway.master - 2012-09-19 15:37

      Matthew : The attitude of the frezied mobs Malema always addresses can be summed up in 5 words : 1 )Stupidity 2) Ignorance 3) Entitlement 4) Envy 5) Greed

  • man.zanilla.73 - 2012-09-19 00:47

    Eish. Four years ago I would have killed for Zuma I would have died for Zuma. Now he wants to kill me.

  • gustavus.mukoro - 2012-09-19 01:04

    Malema!!!!! the drums of war has just been sounded. Get on your feet, wear your armour and be alert. For there is a time to live, and a time to die.....I guess this is the time to die. You have suddenly remembered the suffering of the masses. When you were wining and dining in the corridors of power, you never knew that Mineworkers were going through hell underground, rather you were busy sharing the loots with your boss. Now the party is suddenly over for you, and you shamelessly run to the masses to stand behind you..............little ugly dockling or should i say 'Big Havana frog'.

  • thulanit3 - 2012-09-19 01:39

    'if WE lose in mangaung, then I would APPLY to the ANC to be a new member',,,what a controversial statement,,,who are 'WE' ? Who are you campaignin for? How can you lose in mangaung if you are not in the ANC,,Sdumo Dlamini is right to say you are being used by a faction in the ANC,,,,why would you apply to the ANC if you believe you are still the president of the ANCYL,,!

  • immackenzie - 2012-09-19 02:18

    Flipping idiot only interested in promoting his own personal agenda, an honestly the man who used to be our biggest worry is not even newsworthy anymore. The media should give this giant toddler less credence so he is erased from our collective memories.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-09-19 02:25

    Juliass is totally f*cked in the cranium !! A raving lunatic !! What can I say??

  • shadrack.mosetlhi - 2012-09-19 02:37

    \If we are illegally arrested tomorrow, we would have been arrested by Jacob Zuma,\ Malema.Illegally arrested now U are shaken Juju.U are no longer soundin just a noise.

  • shadrack.mosetlhi - 2012-09-19 02:38

    \If we are illegally arrested tomorrow, we would have been arrested by Jacob Zuma,\ Malema.Illegally arrested now U are shaken Juju.U are no longer soundin just a noise.

  • victor.vandermerwe - 2012-09-19 03:14

    Yesterday : Mbeki must go Today : Zuma must go Tomorrow: Motlante must go Eventually: Julius for President Dude, are you for real !!!

  • KReddy - 2012-09-19 04:16

    Run fatboy run

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-09-19 04:18

    Hahahahahaha do u think u can run around threatening peace & stability along with inciting violence & making promises to ruin South Africa & make it ungovernable with no consequences? Its an evil world, just a matter of time till someone takes this racist bastard out. A scoped hunting rifle comes to mind. Your days are numbered Juliarse.

  • daniel.salomon.752 - 2012-09-19 04:26

    Who cares?

  • joubert.joep - 2012-09-19 04:29

    I will also only care for my family if I had that many wifes to keep happy.

  • thembapat.mthini - 2012-09-19 04:33

    Shame, he looked soo scared he was battling to read the statement written for him.

  • daniel.salomon.752 - 2012-09-19 04:35

    He has been painting a target on his back since the day he started his nonsense and personally, I don't think he is worth anyone's time or effort anymore. All we hear about is about this political reject and his attempts to sow the seeds of anarchy to bring down the Government. Granted he has a few fair points and granted the ANC is not very popular at the moment, they are still our elected Government and should be treated as such. Any other country in the World would have put a gag on this fool ages ago and let him stew in his own filth, but not here!! News agencies always give him the chance to let him spew forth his so called "political rhetoric", even though its all nonsense, it is boarder line High Treason in the books... I am sick of hearing about it. The best is to just ignore him and his rantings and hope is he alive, because if he is killed.... We will have a new Martyr on our hands and who knows what that might cause?

  • khachane.thejane - 2012-09-19 04:48

    Is Malema poor or not. He only needs to be more richer like Motsepe and the others, not that I've anything against people like Motsepe. He's taking advantage from striking as if he supports them. Let him a shareholder and see in whose side he will be.

      glen.majosi.9 - 2012-09-19 05:56

      ryt bra,wnt 2 nationalized mine mine sotht he cn Olson v shares tht is wt he wnt,

  • brapiet.matshipa - 2012-09-19 04:51

    Hands off to my president juju hands off regadless of what they do to him he remain my president.in malema I blive

      Zahir - 2012-09-19 07:37

      Malema uses the poor and uneducated to further his interests only how has he helped u or your family?

      eddy.demiljo - 2012-09-19 14:41

      brapiet. jy is maar f23ken stupid!

  • kgwalete.moleko.9 - 2012-09-19 04:53

    Malema is reminds us the youth as our old president mr mandela ffighting for our rights,look now hw he helped marikana mine workers to get what they want and they got it,malema please fight fight for us goldfields

      Carl Cox - 2012-09-19 05:24

      Malema reminds you of Madela? C'mon your fricken' moron!!! Shame on you News24 for writing this crap, giving Malema all this exposure, shame on you!!!

  • jake.ko.71 - 2012-09-19 05:07

    Yhe its becuase he knows he is going to jail for corruption, now he is playing victim