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Malema gets chilly reception at university

2011-10-19 08:43

Johannesburg - ANCYL president Julius Malema has called for unity between his organisation and the SA Students' Congress (Sasco), according to a radio news report on Wednesday.

Malema appealed to the ANC Youth League and Sasco to campaign in a "dignified" manner, the SABC reported.

Speaking at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday night, Malema initially received a chilly reception from some Sasco members.

"When you campaign for Sasco, or the ANCYL, you must not speak bad (sic) of each other because you are going to make fools of yourselves," Malema said.

"Because tomorrow's students are going to see you walking together, they will be shocked about the lies you are telling them."

Sasco secretary Mawande Njeza said Malema was confusing students.

"Julius Malema, instead of coming to Fort Hare to clarify the fact that the ANCYL must not contest elections, he is coming to support the ANCYL in (sic) campus."

Njeza said Malema should leave the university, as Sasco would resolve all issues at Fort Hare.

As Sasco was traditionally ANC-aligned, it was not clear why both organisations were competing against each other in student politics.

Comments
  • Larry - 2011-10-19 08:46

    People have finally woken up to this self serving corrupt clown.

      John - 2011-10-19 09:35

      ja larry,think hes going to find out how it feels to be rejected

      Ann - 2011-10-19 09:38

      Great analogy :)

      Brett - 2011-10-19 09:40

      He actually said this???????????????? "Because tomorrow's students are going to see you walking together, they will be shocked about the lies you are telling them." ??????????????????????? He needs a whole team of psychiatrists to help him deal with his multiple personalities.

      rbphiri - 2011-10-19 10:08

      I hope that chilly reception gives him flu again.

      Merven - 2011-10-19 11:44

      @John, Malema is too stupid to realise when he is rejected.

  • Thulebona - 2011-10-19 08:49

    the end is nigh for Malema

      Levett - 2011-10-19 08:55

      Thulebona you give me hope for this country!

      Joanne - 2011-10-19 08:59

      Any news on his hearing? Usually the govt thinks that SA's people are too stupid to remember that there was a hearing, or they're using the OJ Simpson found-not-guilty-because-everyone-got-really-old-and-died-or-forgot system?

      Vincent - 2011-10-19 09:27

      @Joanne: Good question. While we are at it, any news on his trust fund/high rolling lifestyle investigation? swept under the rug...

      Koos - 2011-10-19 10:07

      Hopefully the students will realise he van only be a burden later.

      Ivan - 2011-10-19 10:12

      @Thulebona, yeah democracy is at work. @Joanne, His hearing has been delayed again to 26 October. Interesting that it is just a day before his proposed march on 27 and 28 October. I'm sure they want to test him on this and off course he will do and say something dispicable again, that will make him hang himself even further. @Vincent. The DA asked SARS for an investigation into his money matters, that is still in process. I can assure you nothing will be swept under the rug. Politics next year leading up to the ANC conference in Mangaung is going to be VERY interesting. I say there is coming a much needed split in the ANC. Because when Malema does NOT get his way, he is going to start his own new political party making use of all those ultra leftists in the ANC. Luckily they are in the minority. Splitting the ANC is going to play into the hands of the DA. Interesting politics awaits for the next national vote in 2013.

      Deon - 2011-10-19 10:36

      The ANC disciplinary hearing is least of Malema's problems. The public protector (money willing / If they can find more money to investigate him) and or Sars can either or both sink him.

      Marion - 2011-10-19 10:54

      I have never paid much attention to comments about genocide in South Africa, but I came across an alarming site for a US-based 'genocide' watchdog this morning. They have upgraded SA to Grade 6 (preparation for genocide)and will leave it at that status until Julius Malema is removed from positions of power. Grade 7 is actual genocide. Grade 8 (last level) is when denial of genocide by those who perpetrate it steps in. Seems that certain individuals in the world are taking note of things like the ANCYL getting the youth to receive military training, hate speech, whether xenophobic or aimed at race groups, the totally brutal murders against certain populations of people in SA (e.g. necklacings, disembowlment, torture etc. that get passed off as 'crime'). For the first time in seventeen years I genuinely fear for South Africa's future.

      Christo - 2011-10-19 11:38

      @ Marion, youre right,we have a hard time ahead!There just arent any answers right now.Probablly why SA did not want to support Nato's actions against Libya,for fear that they may intervene in SA's future , we can only hope and pray that they do. Also explains why the Government wants a media blanket drawn over our Country.Just hope sanity previals in the black youth and take their leaders to task. ??

  • Sharmay - 2011-10-19 08:49

    They should have kicked his fat ass out of the University gates.

  • Peter - 2011-10-19 08:50

    The less exposed the YOOF are to this clown, the better off they will be.

  • Mark - 2011-10-19 09:01

    A confused article about a confusing subject.

      Koos - 2011-10-19 10:35

      "Sasco secretary Mawande Njeza said Malema was confusing students." The single greatest problem with South African ethnic tribes is that the strongest and proudest stayed in the north and chased the Malemas south...now we're stuck with the rabble.

  • Ian - 2011-10-19 09:03

    you must not speak bad, wow real woodwork education

      Joe-Moer - 2011-10-19 09:09

      Can you speak Zulu or Xhosa correctly. Don't mock the way people use your native tongue if you can't speak theirs correctly.

      Sammy - 2011-10-19 09:19

      @Joe Common dude, It's not mine either but...

      channing.froom - 2011-10-19 09:45

      @joe i think English is a good standing point for any politician due to the fact that its the most used language in the world. the lack of understanding shows a lack knowledge. hahahaha plus image what the 1st world leaders would think if they engaged in a conversation with the all mighty idiot, BUT granted that its not everyone's first language, i know a lot of Afrikaans people that battle with English as well, but then again they are not public figures that people are ment to look up to. in a position of authority you are expected to go further than the average person. malema does not deserve any title or position where people look up at him, he is set to create genocide and hatred in the country and he is using the race card to do so. he will rob the country dry with we all fighting each other and then we all loose, left with ashes and rubble while he continues to live large.

      Grant - 2011-10-19 10:53

      @Ian. Very rich dude. Here's a test for you: "There" language or "their language"? "white mans language" or "white man's language"? "whitemans clothes or white man's clothes"? And that's not even dealing with your punctuation and grammar errors. Something about glass houses I think.

      Deon - 2011-10-19 11:58

      This remind me of another not so clever statement of him: " He is a woman". Where are the leaders with university degrees?

  • Werner - 2011-10-19 09:08

    Says allot about Fort Hare for allowing a terrorist on their campus

      Yar - 2011-10-19 09:51

      He isn't the first, by a long way.

  • Alva - 2011-10-19 09:10

    Doesn't take much for Malema to make a fool of himself. In fact, he is very good at it!

      Yar - 2011-10-19 09:53

      Got to admire natural talent

  • Rory - 2011-10-19 09:11

    I once knew a guy who sold a bicycle...

  • Bruce - 2011-10-19 09:14

    The JZ camp is really hitting hard on the Sexwale camp and Juju is the main casualty whilst mr Sexwale is pulling the strings on the background. I am watxhing this one very close as all will be intensifying soon as we get nearer to Mangaung. First he declared that he would kill for JZ and now he wants to kill JZ. who is safe in this world talk about comrades hah.

      Joanne - 2011-10-19 09:50

      Makes you wonder why he would keep even one promise he makes to the poor and unemployed of the nation - and he hasn't even felt moved to kill or die for them. SA can do better than this, SA's youth is worth more than this.

      Marion - 2011-10-19 11:09

      @Bruce... I have started watching this entire saga very closely too... it is all very well for us to sit here and pass silly comments about JM and his woodwork, his English usage etc., but there is some serious s**t going down that people are missing. Such as the youth needing military type training. Mugabe becoming a leader to be admired. Singing certain songs. Wearing berets. Hate speech. Talking of overthrowing the Botswana government etc., etc., Tokyo may be an intelligent and wealthy man but he never had the b***ls to choose between two candidates in 'The Apprentice', Winnie has a number of trials against her name etc etc. That says a lot to me about the calibre of politician supporting Julius.

  • Michael - 2011-10-19 09:21

    Did he address them at the Faculty of woodwork?

      tj.meerken - 2011-10-19 10:46

      lmao michael

  • an0nthinker - 2011-10-19 09:34

    Malema can't really think he stands a chance with the educated youth of today? They are mordern, smart young adults. Does he really think they are going to fall for his uneducated drivel?

      Brett - 2011-10-19 11:50

      Brilliant comment an0nthinker. When one witnesses the mental growth of black students since 1994, one wonders how the ANC will look like in 2025. Teachers have told me that they are amazed at the results of black students, now that they are given an equal opportunity to get proper education. Of course education isn't equal everywhere, but what I am talking about are the kids in private schools in the urban areas. These will be the leaders of tomorrow and will they cling to all the rubbish the ANC of today (not yesterday) are selling the masses? With COPE having failed, this country needs a black opposition party that would really care about the country's future and that of every person. Our borders should be shut and that includes the millions of Chinese streaming in as well, because we can't even provide for our own, so why should we worry about the rest of Africa or China?

  • Tumi - 2011-10-19 09:36

    Afri Forum will agree with u. NP gave up FF is next, u welcome to join Rainbow nation sooner than later lol

      Andrew - 2011-10-19 09:58

      Tumi, what are you on about ?? Malema is a capitalist with his fancy and expensive life style and is trying to fool the uneducated people of this country into believing he is there for them

      DuToitCoetzee - 2011-10-19 10:04

      Tumi. I can understand your point, seeing it from another side. I do respect it, but I would like to ensure you with the bit of knowledge I have of AF and FF+ I do not think that will be a problem as the Malema factor. As to my understanding of what FF+ told his members( you can read colour into it if you want to) is that they want to be a self governing group on its own, based on culture still being level to other groups and to prevent happenings that currently occur in SA. I personally belief AF is a group that felt that there culture( call it white again) gets ignored and destroyed and from that basis they built something like a counter group to groups like ANCYL. If we can get rid of our crime and mismanagement, becoming a proper Rainbow Nation those groups will most probably be fully integrated into it. The funniest is that we all long for the same, but forming these different groups to get there because we do not have proper leadership to lead us. The worst is that it suits the politicians because they are the one's that score from this groupings. I am glad that you did not gave up yet on the Rainbow Nation Idea. I also still got me front teeth in somehow, but if we not doing something soon our front teeth will not hold us there for long. I can guarantee you this is the feeling of most WHITE South Africans if not most realistic South Africans.

      Stephan - 2011-10-19 10:23

      Tumi, go to http://www.mopanetree.com/media.php?do=details&mid=184 and listen to what a REAL African leader sounds like...

  • Buda - 2011-10-19 09:53

    There is massive support for Juju at vasities, that is where Juju's wheels of steal can easily ride on you. You go against him at your own peril. Wheels of steal will one day ride on you, ask mbeki, masoga, maile, mazibuko, blade, vavi...they will tell you. As for jz, sir, we are still waiting to hear what you will do to your kzn comrades who openly said some embarasing things about kzn towards JULIUS MALEMA. They seem happy with the number of deaths in kzn and they openly promote such by saying KING JUJU should know kzn better...instead of condeming they promote. They are even not well informed, who said MY FUTURE PRESIDENT did not go to school? He obtained a diploma at vasity and he is far much better than them. They are jealous of KING. ECONOMIC FREEDOM IN OUR LIFETIME. JULIUS MALEMA IS THE FUTURE, IS INEVITABLE. TELL YOUR FRIENDS YOU HEARD THIS FROM NUMBER ONE KZN JUJU FAN. DIE HARD JUJU FAN. LABEL ME BLACK MAN WITH ATTITUDE. REPLACE THE 'BLACK MAN' WITH THE 'K' WORD IF YOU SO WISH. WE ARE NOT FREE YET. WE ARE NOT HERE TO NURSE EGOS, WE ARE IN A REVOLUTION TO LIBERATE OUR PEOPLE.

      DrGonzoSA - 2011-10-19 09:58

      Vasities? Wheels of steal? I trust you've never been to university? Number one fan or only fan?

      Chris - 2011-10-19 09:58

      buda the name says it all will you let buda into the country if he tried or will you just waste time and sing and toytoy

      Silver - 2011-10-19 10:38

      I’ve seen so many people walking into positions with qualifications and references but within the first few hours you can see that this person doesn’t have a clue of what he/she is doing. I’ve always wondered.... now I might have a lead on how and why that is happening.

      Christo - 2011-10-19 11:10

      Buda, That is so cool AND SO TRUE, Wheels of Steal!! I hope you didnt mean Wheels of Steel!No steel here ,just retreads!

      Ryan - 2011-10-19 12:00

      Buda is clearly a white person trying to troll,, "Vasity" "wheels of steal" rather than steel, he's having a lot of fun

      nasheenar - 2011-10-19 12:03

      How will you liberate your people????? People like Zuma, Julias the fat cats in parliament keep the people, the real poor people starving and homeless. They have it in their power to change that right now.promoting war is this the solution? Has it worked anywhere else in Africa?

      Kathy - 2011-10-19 12:36

      Stop shouting!!!! You sound like Juju. You are liberated poopall!! Ask your great Juju to give the masses of starving comrades money and food from the funds he has squirreled away in trust funds. If he really is FOR the people he should have been doing it all along. You and all the other Juju supporters are all gullable. Poliitics is just a means to an end for a lot of politions. It is a good business to be in.

      Deon - 2011-10-19 12:45

      Malema is liberating people into poverty and crime. He wants theft to be legalised.

  • mandla.gumede1 - 2011-10-19 09:56

    we are unshaken, we cannot be demoralised by imperialists funded comments. we are not going to be diplomatic on imperialist issues. President julius is the leader of our time and fit for our class and generation

      DrGonzoSA - 2011-10-19 10:12

      He couldn't even manage a woodwork class

      Lanfear - 2011-10-19 10:13

      ROFLMAO! Imperialist issues? Oh man, you truly need to wake up and smell the coffee.

      DrGonzoSA - 2011-10-19 10:19

      What about Imperial Crown Trading issues?

      Stephan - 2011-10-19 10:25

      Hi Mandla, please go to http://www.mopanetree.com/media.php?do=details&mid=184 and listen to what a REAL African leader sounds like...

      Bruce - 2011-10-19 10:26

      Gumede ngane kaMa, the ANC has not shaken but cracked and the cracks are getting bigger and bigger continue speaking that way. I am an ANC member but I do feel that the ruote taken by the Tohyo camp is leading no where and is premature. Haven't we learnt to what Mcebisi Sikhwatsha did to Ibrahim and the voters left the anc, second was the NMBM which the ANC worn by a thread, check KZN soon. This is bigger than your comrades and the people marched against the Soviet Union and the ANC is not immune to that.

      Silver - 2011-10-19 10:41

      Let me guess “No education without economic freedom”. Hehehehe!

      Bheki - 2011-10-19 10:51

      Mandla, you are lost. The guy (Juju) has no qualities of being a leader. He is always senseless.

      Buda - 2011-10-19 10:53

      THAT'S RIGHT MANDLA, ALL THESE DISLIKES ARE FUNDED BY blade nzimande and white business. WE REMAIN UNSHAKEN

      mastersvoice - 2011-10-19 11:22

      If he is "fit for your class" mandla, then it doesn't say much about your class, now does it?

      Bryan - 2011-10-19 11:52

      @Buda and Mandla gumede.. Are you two morons possibly Siamese twins joined at the head and sharing what clearly seems to be a very small brain? I have heard plenty bullsh*t in my life but you bone-heads really do take 1st prize..!!!

      nasheenar - 2011-10-19 12:06

      you right ...fit for your class not ours

      Ivan - 2011-10-19 12:09

      @ mandla.gumede1. Imperialism was part of the whole world's history. Unlucky for you that was when your forefathers decided to rather stay in huts and raise cattle. Other peoples forefathers went along with the west and grew and better themselves and their environment. Your forefathers wanted nothing to do with that. They still wanted to sit in front of their huts and drink beer and have their women do all the work in stead of going out there and better themselves. So the imperialists came and took the land which your forefathers did not want to develope, and developed it themselves. Now you are part of that land. Unfortunately you (like everybody else in western civilization) have to abide to the rule and law of the day. That law is your countries constitution brought abought by real democracy. You want to return to your forefathers ways or that of communism or socialism? Then YOU have to do it alone or be part of the minority. Because keeping on thinking and reasoning the way you and your fellow ignorant friends like Malema, is only going to make yourselves more irrelevant. Do yourself a favour and teach yourself and your fellow mates real democracy and how to get to real economic freedom. Only by working hard and effectively are you going do that. NOT by taking what you want, like some people wants to do. Welcome to life buddy. Everybody has to work hard to fill their own needs. By taking others's you only create hate and distrust. We are here TOGETHER. To STAY!

  • qiniso.mngomezulu - 2011-10-19 10:14

    give the guy a bells

  • Ivan - 2011-10-19 10:23

    @Thulebona, yeah democracy is at work. @Joanne, His hearing has been delayed again to 26 October. Interesting that it is just a day before his proposed march on 27 and 28 October. I'm sure they want to test him on this and off course he will do and say something dispicable again, that will make him hang himself even further. @Vincent. The DA asked SARS for an investigation into his money matters, that is still in process. I can assure you nothing will be swept under the rug. Politics next year leading up to the ANC conference in Mangaung is going to be VERY interesting. I say there is coming a much needed split in the ANC. Because when Malema does NOT get his way, he is going to start his own new political party making use of all those ultra leftists in the ANC. Luckily they are in the minority. Splitting the ANC is going to play into the hands of the DA. Interesting politics awaits for the next national vote in 2013.

      DrGonzoSA - 2011-10-19 10:34

      The ANC split is inevitable. Then we can have a proper democracy rather than a de facto single party state.

  • Silver - 2011-10-19 10:32

    Aren’t students supposed to read books instead of smoking them? Aren’t student supposed to go to class instead of burning them? Aren’t students supposed to be studying at university instead of playing politics?

  • sean.redmond3 - 2011-10-19 10:49

    They no not what they do.

  • lcoggon - 2011-10-19 10:55

    "dignified" what does Malema know about dignity?

  • Machela - 2011-10-19 11:04

    Its about time leaders start leading by example. Not this comic we are seeing currently. Say you have never seen a million in your account while having a secrete trust account paying millions.

  • Allan - 2011-10-19 11:09

    @ Buda 10.53. James Bond ANCYL style.. Disturbed but unshaken

      Buda - 2011-10-19 11:10

      AGG SHAME

  • mmolapisi - 2011-10-19 11:13

    If invite such a fool like Malema. Are there nomore sane people in SA

      Marion - 2011-10-19 11:25

      There are many sane people from all walks of life in SA. But they are not the ones threatening to turn this country into a total disaster zone. They are called THE SILENT MAJORITY. But even the silent majority will reach a point where they say enough is enough, you don't speak for me and I am not prepared to die for you but I am prepared to die for my children's future.

  • Buda - 2011-10-19 11:23

    JULIUS MALEMA IS THE FUTURE, IS INEVITABLE. WE ARE NOT SHAKEN BY SPONSORED AND NOT SO WELL INFORMED COMMENTS. MALEMA IS NOT EDUCATED? LMAO, I WONDER WHEN DO WE HAVE TO SAY A PERSON IS EDUCATED. SACP IS DEAD, I WISH MALEMA CAN TAKE IT BACK TO WHERE IT BELONGS. LOOK AT HOW USELESS buti manamela IS, THE ONLY TIME YOU HEAR ABOUT HIM AND POOR blade IS WHEN THEY ARE AGAINST MALEMA, WHICH MEANS YOU ONLY HEAR ABOUT THEM WHEN MALEMA IS AROUND, SHAME ON THESE POOR COMRADES MAN. SHOW THEM HOW THIS THING IS DONE JUJU. THANKS FOR REFUSING TO UPGRADE lindiwe mazibuko's LOW PROFILE, SINCE THEN, WE NEVER HEARD FROM HER. YOU CLEARLY KNOW THAT OUR PROFILE IS TOO HIGH THROUGH YOU JUJU. YOU KNOW WE HAVE PRIDE. EVEN MANDELA NEVER WENT AGAINST YOU, INSTEAD WHEN YOU WERE INTRODUCED TO HIM, HE SMILED AND SAID YOU ARE A FAMOUS MAN. YOU ARE THE FUTURE.

      mastersvoice - 2011-10-19 11:29

      Come now Buda - try and control your self, and stop using capital letters. People are going to think you're an idiot...

      Buda - 2011-10-19 11:38

      OK, I HAVE STOPPED USING THEM...OH ABOUT PEOPLE THINKING I'M AN IDIOT, DON'T WORRY BECAUSE THEY WILL DO THAT ANYTIME ANYWHERE NO MATTER WHAT I DO. SO THEY BETTER THINK YOU ARE AN IDIOT NOT ME

      jako.nagel - 2011-10-19 11:41

      Buda... wake up and smell the coffee my friend. You obviously choose what you want to hear.... LINDIWE MAZIBUKO has been in the news ever since she is running for leader of the official opposition in parliament. An official post in government - something Julius Malema is still dreaming of. Now go down to your closest Vida for a strong one - it's noon and you are still sleeping.

      Buda - 2011-10-19 11:57

      @jako LOL THIS IS FUNNY AND VERY FUNNY, HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THAT JULIUS MALEMA REFUSED TO GO TO PARLIAMENT AFTER ANC ASKED HIM TO? THE PROBLEM WITH YOU IDIOTS IS THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE... LOL EIX...SO THE ONLY THING WITH YOUR lindiwe IS THAT POST?

      Felix - 2011-10-19 12:02

      Shame Floyd, is everyone making fun of your boyfriend?

  • Da.Liva.Delvira - 2011-10-19 11:40

    Yikes!!! What happened??? I thought he was ill cos he was showing signs of "flu symptoms"... Now he's back on his feet??? What ever happened to the hearing??? Wonder if I can use that stupid excuse... "flu symptoms".....

  • gpoltini - 2011-10-19 11:46

    Mr Njeza u seem confused urself.

  • Cheryl - 2011-10-19 12:07

    Malema has no skills other than to sow division....even that he doesnt do very well.

  • jako.nagel - 2011-10-19 12:12

    @buda - firstly by just looking at your punctuation and grammar - I think you are a bit more idiotic than me. Secondly, I believe you if you say the ANC offered him a position in parliament - adding more characters to the circus is what they do best anyway.

      Buda - 2011-10-19 12:25

      WELL SAID, WELL SAID jako. WELL LET ME TELL YOU, FOR NOT KNOWING YOUR LANGUAGE VERY WELL NEVER MAKE ME STUPID BECAUSE YOU TOO CAN'T EVEN SAY HELLO IN MY LANGUAGE, RIGHT? SO THAT MAY AS WELL MAKE ME AND YOU BOTH IDIOTS, RIGHT? BUT IF YOU ARE BLACK AND MANAGED TO TYPE WHAT YOU JUST SAID, WELL I MIGHT QUESTION EVEN THE LOCATION OF YOUR BRAIN. ABOUT JUJU'S PARLIAMENT POST, I WAS JUST INFORMING YOU AFTER REALISING YOU LEARN POLITICS FROM COMMENTS ON STORIES. SO WHAT YOU JUST SAID DON'T BOTHER ME ANYWAY, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OPINION. SPEAK MY LANGUAGE, I WILL SPEAK YOURS VERY WELL. M A ZULU BOY, I KNOW TSWANA, PEDI, NDEBELE, VENDA, XHOSA, IN FACT 10 LANGUAGES EXCEPT AFRIKAAN, SO WHAT? ENGLISH I TRY AND WILL KEEP TRYING. JULIUS MALEMA IS THE FUTURE, IT IS INEVITABLE. HEARD ME?

      Buda - 2011-10-19 12:29

      GOT TO SPEAK MY LANGUAGE TOO BEFORE SAYING I'M AN IDIOT FOR NOT SPEAKING YOURS

      Marion - 2011-10-19 12:49

      There is no reason for anyone to insult anyone else about their English usage. At least people who have English as a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th,6th (get the picture?) language are trying to communicate in one common language on this forum. People also make typos when posting comments so let's stop insulting people for the sake of insulting. English is not the best language in the world, it is just accepted as the international language for communication even though the most spoken language is probably Chinese. Let's play fair.

  • wanda.mayongo - 2011-10-19 12:27

    VOTE COPESM @ UFH

  • jako.nagel - 2011-10-19 12:37

    @Buda - Sawubona! - There, I've said it.... You are entitled to your opinion and so am I. Let's leave it to that.

  • amos.mcinga - 2011-10-19 12:49

    It's about identity and branding in today's politics. The DA; COPE; IFP etc. student movements are easily identifiable and nothing is ambiguous. Simply put, people must see if you are a dog or jackal. People follow brands they can identify with.SASCO must be dissolved or be amalgamated, if there's something like that in politics. Well done to ANCYL, long overdue.

  • Zion - 2011-10-19 12:59

    As amatter of interest the popularity of Mr. Julius Malema is onthe wane and the gradient is rather steep. That is mainly outside Gauteng. Ask the "youth" between the ages of 14 and 25 Inside and outside Gauteng.Where I am employed I listen to many young blacks discussing politics and what not. The general consensus is Malema is seen as an idiotic fool and unending fun is pocked at this "leader". What is obvious is outside Gauteng not much is heard of him other than from the Black-orientated newspapers. Malema, too, is seen as a clown meddling in the business of the ANC and as such makes him greater in stature as just an idiotic fool.

  • marco.tomaso - 2011-10-19 13:34

    Question is though:What fuels Malema's outbursts? The answer seem to be the Inequalities in South Africa.For a country that boast to have the continent’s most advanced economy per se and yet there are millions that still live in tin shacks which are scraps of plastic and wood laid out on their roofs to help protect against the elements called townships which were setup in the Apartheid Era Governance but still operative as we speak with majority black South Africans,most of who are jobless and bereft of the most basic of services! Malema,the loudmouth rabble-rouser that he is,has sadly manage to refocus attention on the myriads of social and economic problems facing a country like South Africa where white people still dominate the economy while almost half of the population–the predominantly black people–still live below the poverty line.Malema outburst has since raised the questions about where South Africa and its ruling ANC are headed,more than a year after the nation basked in its successful hosting of the football World Cup. Growing frustration over poor services and the lack of economic transformation have supplanted those FIFA Worldcup successes.If youth unemployment,poverty and inequality goes forward unfixed,then corporate South Africa could head down the path of populism or popular opinion amongt the masses.That sure can't be good for the rest of us,the minority that is.Social instability in any country is never a good thing. Common sense should dictate that

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