Malema delivers stinging message

2011-02-27 18:31

Rustenburg - Those in power must not abuse their office to benefit their friends and immediate family, ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said on Sunday.

"This democracy is not a democracy of families, this is a democracy of the people of this country... We cannot sit back while families enrich themselves in the name of freedom," Malema said at the launch of the ANCs 2011 election manifesto at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg.

Reports have surfaced recently about lucrative mining deals entered into by President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane and the Gupta family, from India.

Malema said nobody should abuse the country's minerals because they belonged to the people.

"This is our minerals... We must fight for them," he said, reiterating the ANCYL's support for nationalising the country's mines.

Malema also urged ANC members to vote for the party irrespective of whether they approved of the councillor it selected.

"Whether you like the face or not (of the councillor)... as long as next to that face is the emblem of the ANC, you must vote for that face," he said.

"We are failed by individuals, not by our organisation, the ANC."

Malema said people wanted councillors who would work for them.

"We don't want councillors that use surnames to hire people. We don't want councillors who use surnames to give RDP houses," he said.


- SAPA
Read more on:    julius malema
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
374 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

10 ways to drive her wild!

Fill her nights with passion and drive her wild with the best sex ever!

 
 

Men24.com

Hottie of the day: Angela
10 things you should never say after sex
Guy code: Looking good for the ladies
SA surfer rides massive waves in Maui

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Up to 35% off books

Save up to 35% on the latest page-turners. While stocks last. Shop now!

20% off ALL TV Series

Choose from 1000’s of the hottest TV Series . While stocks last. Shop now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Seen something you like in our catalogue?

Find the perfect gift and save up to R5000 – As seen on the catalogue. Hurry and shop now!

Save up to R2100 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The fixed energy of the Scorpio Moon can make it hard to compromise today. If you set your mind on something you tend to get quite...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.