Malema hands memo to JSE

2011-10-27 18:07

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema handed a memorandum of grievances to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Thursday.

"The people who are stealing our wealth must come on stage," Malema said from the back of a truck converted into a stage outside the JSE in Sandton.

"Down with white capital monopoly," he chanted.

The crowd chanted "Juju, Juju".

An official from the JSE received the memorandum from Malema at 17:15.

"Thank you for the opportunity. We will take your demands to the executive," he said.

This upset the crowd who started singing Dubul'ibhunu (shoot the boer), which has been declared hate speech by a court.

"Our demands are clear and they must respond as soon as possible," Malema said.

"We have come peacefully and we hope they can respect that."

Malema said the crowd of thousands would rest for about an hour before continuing their trek to Pretoria.

"From here we are going to Pretoria. Every 10km we are going to stop and rest," he said.

Thandi Maseko, 50, from Thembelihle, south of Johannesburg, said she had been waiting at the JSE since the morning after travelling there by bus.

She had lived in a shack for five years and lived in Thembelihle for 21 years.

"I hope my involvement in this march will make it possible for me to get a house. We are not supporting Malema here, we are taking part in a march to bring changes in our country."

She said she would travel to Pretoria by bus to join in the rest of the marchers.

Malema visited Thembelihle last week to drum up support for the "economic freedom" march. Some marchers vowed to walk to Pretoria, while others said they were too tired.

"I can't, I'm too tired," said a man wearing an ANC hat and an ANC fleece blanket around his neck.

The plan was to walk to Pretoria, about 50km from Johannesburg, where a night vigil was expected to be held. The group intended converging on the Union Buildings on Friday.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Millions of plastic particles in our food!

Scientists and researchers believe that almost five million tons of plastic is dumped in the oceans every year and it’s affecting our food.



Plastic on your plate
Prince George the green prince?
Lean, green, drifiting machine
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

It may be hard to maintain a steady rhythm as you find yourself juggling a zillion things. Slow down a little and let go of more

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


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 network.


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.