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Malema lambastes 'power drunk' ANC leaders

2012-03-18 17:59

Kimberley - Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema criticised "power drunk" ANC leaders on Sunday who have drifted away from the masses.

Malema said some leaders have become arrogant on power given to them by the masses and warned against another Polokwane elective conference, which led to the recall of the country's former president Thabo Mbeki.

“Never be ahead of the masses,” said Malema to a cheering crowd of youths in Kimberley.

He said the current leaders were allowed to lead at the front.

Before Malema addressed the crowd, Northern Cape ANCYL chair Shadrack Tlhaole saluted Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as leader, and Fikile Mbalula as secretary general of the ANC.

Tlhaole urged ANC President Jacob Zuma not to comment on the disciplinary process of Malema and other youth league leaders in public.

The province's ANC chairperson, John Block, was also warmly welcomed at the economic freedom rally.

ANCYL 'not banned'

Block said the ANCYL was a legal organisation of the ANC and not banned.

“The ANC should not run away from ANC Youth League.”

Malema hailed the provincial ANC structures for standing in support of the embattled Block.

The Northern Cape leader faces two legal battles over investigations into allege fraud activities.

“Days are dark, friends are few now,” said Malema in acknowledging Block.

“You send out a strong message of confidence to the rest by not running away from Block.”

Malema also commended Block and the provincial ANC leadership for not being afraid of "political leprosy" in showing support at Sunday’s meeting.

Economic freedom

Malema told the gathering the ANC was formed for economic freedom due to land grabs by settlers.

“The rest [voting rights] came afterwards, but fundamentally it was about economic freedom and unity of Africans.”

Referring to the ANC’s disciplinary action against him and other youth league leaders, Malema said the ANC could not punish its children for being active.

Malema said when a child is "messed-up" , the parent must help him or her.

“We criticise the ANC, we criticise ourselves and no-one should take it personally.”

Turning to unemployment, Malema said the youth has a responsibility to restore the ANC in line with the Freedom Charter.

He said the youth should fight for the nationalisation of mines and the expropriation of land without compensation.

“All revolutionary songs talk about land, not blue lights.”


Comments
  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-03-18 18:07

    Please can someone tell me why Malema is still out and about attending meetings and slagging off his mother body. Surely if one is suspended (albeit with yet another apeal pending) that he is still allowed to continue with his "keynote" speevhed and imflamatory remarks. If anyone is power hungry it's Malema, he just can't seem to understand that he is no longer in charge of the ANCYL, but continues his rhetoric ad nauseum...

      Mary - 2012-03-19 07:37

      Thank you, Thandi, my thoughts exactly.

      Michael - 2012-03-19 08:37

      Thandi - never has a nail been hit more squarely on the head! If you are not already a public servant I hope you will consider the sacrifice of honest politics, salute.

      Ian - 2012-03-19 09:30

      Are these people mad? "The fraud and corruption trial of Northern Cape ANC leader John Block and former senior Sol Plaatje municipal officials was postponed to April 2013 on Thursday. Northern Cape High Court Judge Cecile Williams provisionally set down the matter for April 16 2013. Block, former Sol Plaatje mayor Patrick Lenyibi, municipal manager Frank Mashilo and chief financial officer Nandipha Madiba face charges of fraud, corruption and contravening the Municipal Finance Management Act. "

      pdilapiso - 2012-03-19 10:48

      Why dont you ask me what did i learn from the lecture,instead of opening your lousy brain? take liberty to reflect on yourself not on other people?news2 4-white will nerver tell you that Malema mentioned that "whites did a black genocide to take the land of the native people". please assist us to build this country!!

      psebetlela - 2012-03-19 10:57

      u'al pple can rattle al u want, Malema is here to stay.Ga a ye gope!!Ppl shud learn 2 separate dul things he says n de actual precise agendas he's pushing for for the de benefit of ds country's youth.2 thirds of 48million in ds country is youth, we won't al agree in same things but don't get fooled by few protests u c against Malema on Tv or the anti-Malema comments on News24...the man has a huge followin, hence u may as wel pack n go 2 Australia or brace yoselvs 4 changes 2 cum.

      Jacqui - 2012-03-19 11:43

      psetbelela. man you cannot learn english from your cell phone. Get a teacher and never try and become a speech writer.

      jackal666.daniel - 2012-03-19 12:34

      Well said @Thandi!

      Richard - 2012-03-19 13:05

      Malema will be around for as long as the masses support him. He does not have to be member of the ANC or ANCYL to gather support of the masses. Maybe he has aspirations to create his own party. Either way he is not going to go away. He likes the nice life to much. On the one hand he appeals his dismissal as member of the ANC and yet on the other hand he has clearly openly declared war on the leaders of the ANC and old Thabo is right behind him. Amazing since Malema was party to Thabo being thrown out and Zuma being brought in. Maybe Thabo understands that only through Malema will he be brought back. I think Thandi is right. All one smoked mirror but the SA population will be the ones to pay the price. I can only ask what it was that the SA population fought for, for so long as liberty, equality and freedom they did not get. The country that was supposed to be the paradise for all has become the hell for all except those people that actually call themselves "leaders".

      Thandi - 2012-03-19 13:34

      Some prick took exception to the comment I made previously, and it was deleted, so I will repeat it: Why is he still out and about you ask - because the process that is being applied is being manipulated to ensure that a decision to finally axe him will never be made. It has been a farcical routine of suspension, appeal, ponder the appeal, appeal the appeal, ponder some more, appeal the appeal against the appeal, waste some more time, appeal yet again.........and so it will go on, at least until the end of the year when the elective conference will make some screwed up decision that has fatboy appointed to some position of importance, and the whole farcical process will be turned on its head. And the knuckleheads in the ANCorruption will assume that the rest of us are just as stupid as they are and will be fooled by this 'smoke and mirrors'. The sheep in the ANCYL will be appeased. The morons in the ANC will still be confused. The rest of us will be pissed-off. The showerhead/fatboy soapie will never reach any conclusion. The losers will be the total population of SA

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-18 18:13

    aaaah...shame poor juju...maybe farming isn't working anymore...remember farming needs full concentration unlike tenderpreneurship which needs a big mouth and circle sheep followers...

      Elize - 2012-03-18 18:50

      He will actually have to do some work if he wants to farm that is why he is not giving up this fight!!

      rbphiri - 2012-03-18 19:52

      Obviously he won't opt for farming after his murderous song.

      Jacqui - 2012-03-19 11:45

      I wonder what he will do if one of his cows has to deliver.

      Anthony - 2012-03-19 12:59

      so the ancyl IS messed up!

  • Juan - 2012-03-18 18:15

    Malema my child, it's time for you to be potty trained and your nose to be wiped. Then you would be fit to graduate from kindergarden.

      rbphiri - 2012-03-18 19:53

      Highly unlikely, woodwork is another stambling block

      Paul - 2012-03-19 12:26

      Then this would be a case of "The kettle calling the POTTY Black"

  • djmain1 - 2012-03-18 18:16

    John Block has to be one of the most corrupt cANCer politicians around. The fact that this is one of Malema's "close" friends shows what kind of a person Malema is.

      Jacqui - 2012-03-19 11:46

      Same thought here, a decent person run a mile to get away from him. Malema embrace him with open arms.

  • Andrew Worrall - 2012-03-18 18:18

    Has the power drunk man finished renovations in Sandton yet?

      Sharon - 2012-03-18 18:24

      If not, he'd better watch his pennies, the well is going to dry up soon.

      Penny - 2012-03-18 18:27

      Ja, what's the S&M dungeon under his Sandton mansion all about anyway?

  • ISO - 2012-03-18 18:23

    JM is a turd!, flash him down the toilet!

  • Nhlanhla Bhengu Fortune - 2012-03-18 18:34

    Ahh juju i fill 4 u man bt never the less surely u'l be missd kwi Anc m sure usuhamba lamameetings as a member of the community

      Mouldy - 2012-03-19 08:19

      What language is that - Pedi?

      Jacqui - 2012-03-19 11:48

      Another one who uses his cell phone to learn english.

  • halicon76 - 2012-03-18 18:34

    ah. the pot calls the kettle black

      Lionel - 2012-03-19 07:51

      My sentiments too.

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-03-18 18:36

    Freedom charter was written with opnion of people,its not that evrything written in freedom charter its helpfull and right for us south afrcan economy like nationalisation ,because this guy keep on saying i am honouring Freedom charter they faults thinking there in that charter,

      PeggySven - 2012-03-18 20:59

      @Eric, is it not rather ironic that the CancER keeps referring to the "Freedom Charter" a document that they had nothing to do with. In fact they took a year to accept it, but not before causing a split in the organisation. I wonder why that fact is not part of CancER history.

      Papikie - 2012-03-19 08:24

      I think you you don't understand this document. This a vision of South Africans.What makes to say this is because you have arrived where you wnated to be and you feel that beacuse you have arrived all the have arrive. I don't mind you can be proud of owning a stand of Square meters but mojority of people are not happy while the one person within the minority owns hecters. This documents was adopted by the majority of the people in South Africa

      bheki.dingiswayo - 2012-03-19 10:46

      Papikie_ The freedom charter was not adopted by the majority of the people, it represents the views of the few people that were there for instance my grandfather and mother were not represented. May you will need to explain the majority you talk about.

      Jacqui - 2012-03-19 11:50

      Eric, the Freedom Charter was writeen by genuine decent people. None of them, or anyone remotely like them in the ANC today.

  • Vusie - 2012-03-18 18:37

    for most of people who they are depends how they grew up. with Malema really no comment so far.

  • Ian - 2012-03-18 18:37

    HE has a point "power drunk" ANC leaders....however he fails to notice that he is one!!!!

  • Smell - 2012-03-18 18:39

    I did not bother to read, because I get Malema. In his case, there is not much to get. Democracy was not intended just to promote the interests of the lowest common denominator. Democracy is a fair process to put people into power that would hopefully lead the country for the best collective benefit of all, the producers and the consumers. The masses should be given the opportunity to uplift themselves. But just divvying up all the resources and dishing them out will just provide a short happy period followed by a disastrous crash when the money runs out. And then there would be nothing. That is Malema's empty promise.

  • Daryl - 2012-03-18 18:42

    All I hear is Blah blah blah - spending more tax payers money...

  • Wayne - 2012-03-18 18:46

    I remember Jackie Selebe's famous last words being "these hands are clean" Juju,you send out a stong message alright, that you hang out with equally corrupt individuals, like John Block going on trial for major corruption.Thats why the masses remain poor because your talk is hollow and your greed is enormous. You a Political Thug, needing to stay in the game to feed all your Capitalistic Tendancy's

  • guyt1 - 2012-03-18 18:52

    I am trying hard not to use profanity.... This fat piece of lard , more money hunger than we can imagine carries on spewing rubbish. I wonder when he will shut the hell up .... Please enough little fat boy

  • brunohzw - 2012-03-18 18:58

    Hear hear who is talking here. what do you call him? Ju Male. I cant even remember his name. I feel sorry for the youths who are being abused by the foul mouthed fool called Malema. We want to know how you accumulated your wealthy. These are the last kicks of a dying horse. The police are after you. Use this chance to shout to the whole world how bad the ANC leaders who you assisted to get into power. You were used and dumped like a condom. You are going down the drain to the sewage ponds where you belong Mr big mouth.

  • Vic - 2012-03-18 18:58

    Malema is a permanently ' messed up ' child and beyond help!

  • Blane - 2012-03-18 18:59

    Gotta love this in - fighting

  • Cracker - 2012-03-18 19:06

    Malema must stop being so selfish and share his wealth and farm(s) with others.

  • Jacques - 2012-03-18 19:19

    I feel sorry for the people supporting him. These \youths\ obviously view successful white people as successful only because of some 'economic oppression'. They honestly believe they will be wealthy if somehow Malema becomes president. The concept of \work\ doesn't feature anywhere in any of their thought processes. The thoughts \where does wealth come from?\ \What is the economy?\ \What effects do my actions cause in a decade's time?\ NEVER feature in their minds. And it's not even their faults either. I really hate to say this, but had it not been for Apartheid we would have been nowhere. Even Mandela, by far our greatest treasure and source of pride, was born from it. You think about THAT amidst your crumbling country.

      Jacques - 2012-03-18 19:27

      And I actually stand by this comment, it's one I gave a few second's thought to. I hope this doesn't get deleted, because I'm prepared to have a debate about this

      hcrouse - 2012-03-18 21:40

      ANCYL have not touched any issues relevant to the youth. I have not seen any noise about the zig-zagging education system, late textbooks, bad teachers, the massive drop in apprenticeships, HIV and particularly the sugardaddy phenomenon, the idiotic lyrics in kwaito music, drunk taxi-drivers for schoolkids and many issues that actually affect the youth on a day-to-day basis. The ANCYL is instead basically a child-soldier training ground where dumb kids get indoctrinated to follow the leader. It's bigger than pathetic. It is a sinister and cynical abuse of the youth. And they're happy to do it, because getting a free T-shirt and being bused around with loud music is just marginally better than sitting outside your parent's mud-hut smoking weed. Being promised the world because you are black is just nasty. Most of these kids will never have a permanent job. They will die poor, because you cannot get wealth by taking it from someone else.

      Mzamo - 2012-03-19 09:58

      As sick as you may sound and putting feelings asight i hate to say you are right.

  • yvonnecraig.linton - 2012-03-18 19:21

    inkwazi you are not a representation of that magnificent bird ,more part of the excrement dispensed by it after it has eaten carrion.

  • IrvinIco - 2012-03-18 19:23

    Malema himself is power drunk and that led him to a false sense of invincibility. his arrogance and lack of astuteness has brought him down

      Cynthia - 2012-03-19 10:00

      IrvinMan you have hit the nail dead centre.

  • Ngcebo Mkhwanazi - 2012-03-18 19:32

    Enough with this lunatic already!!!

  • Tebogo Terence - 2012-03-18 19:50

    do u feel threatened...the name malema will go into the history books of which u children will be previleged to read...im out!

      gbbfg - 2012-03-19 11:56

      Or as the person who tarnished the name of the ANC the most.

      Bigwolf - 2012-03-19 14:29

      For being the person who brought the ANC down in it's final days before SA finaly moved on for the better avoiding corruption and brain dead leaders who failed wood work. A place were all could be proud and work together calling this our counrty home while rising to greatness were we should be.

  • Henry - 2012-03-18 20:02

    JuJu, I guess they finally did something right...however drunk they were.

  • Dan - 2012-03-18 20:31

    One crook will be replaced for another, that is all that will happen at next conference/election! Malema should not even be allowed to comment as he knows exactly what he is guilty of. He got rid of one useless prseident for another whose morals and credentials are highly questionable. What did we gain? Noting in the end!

  • Kevin - 2012-03-18 20:44

    And what about the EX ancyl president who was only power drunk to get money which he took for himself. Where are the Hawks with there investigation into what must be one of the easiest investigations a police department has ever condusted? A ten year old kid could have done a faster job.

  • Ian - 2012-03-18 20:54

    sure fatso, drunk is a word you know so well, prick

  • Grant Thoms - 2012-03-18 21:00

    ANC leaders are 'power drunk ' and malema supporters are 'drunk ' !

  • Geoff - 2012-03-18 21:04

    Listen nicely Malema. You always justify yourself with nationalisation talk etc. What about your statements re Botswana? That is what the problem is, plus a whole lot of other issues.You think you are the big chief. Unfortunately the rabble listen to you.

  • Mantsho - 2012-03-18 21:11

    The reason why Africa is a failed continent, is not only because of its leaders, it is also because of its people too, the people who praise and support corrupt leaders, the people who cannot see when something is wrong and do something.How can the people support Julius Malema? it terrifies me, this guy pretend to speak for the poor,he is corrupt , he has been stealing people's money, Limpopo is in chaos because of him, what is wrong with black people? when SA collapse where are you going to go, instead of building your country your destroying it by supporting criminals who steal from you, You will always suffer that is you destiny.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-03-18 21:58

      "what is wrong with black people?" I don't think there is anything wrong with black people Mantsho. They have faith in their leaders and they trust them. This is the way it should be. The problem lies with the leaders. The ANC. These fools were treated like royalty in the U.K., Europe, Scandinavia and Russia whilst in exile and by the time they returned to South Africa they had arranged everything so nicely so that they can just take what they want. The culture of "entitlement" was born. This culture rubbed off on the "local" ANC members who quickly saw how easily millions of Rand can be stolen from the unsuspecting people with little or no consequences. Malema and Block mentioned in this article are but two examples. The ANC realises that the people ("the masses" as Malema so degradingly refers to them) will not forever be ignorant about and tolerate the theft of the ANC. This is why the ANC is putting so much effort into measures to control the media and the judiciary. Secondly the problem lies with the system. Anyone suspected of foul play within the public sector should be brought before an independent court immediately. If found guilty they should not only be removed from office, but penalized as well. The systemic causes of malfunction of our government starts with its composition and the electoral system. These are geared in favour of politicians and are not in the interests of the people. The system must change. People's faith and trust must be restored.

  • Bokfan - 2012-03-18 21:26

    A gathering of crooks and ciminals. This Block is accused of stealing from the masses and so is the the Yob League. To hell with them

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-03-18 21:27

    Malema one day you will find yourself behind bars,I am telling you,you will never be president of this country already your name destroyed around the world

      ISO - 2012-03-18 21:48

      And he still thinks like an 9 year old.

      Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-03-18 21:51

      Louisa south africa is my land,its nt malema s land alone ,it belong to millions of people black and white,i can also became president of this oneday,what makes great? Be humble first and people will raise you up to become president!

      hcrouse - 2012-03-18 21:55

      Ag Louisa. It's so obvious you are a slave to this personality cult. Your hero worship is so very African. You're probably angling to be one of his future wives, but judging by the way he wears that beret, you might be barking up the wrong tree...

  • Daan - 2012-03-18 21:36

    Huh?? Stupid idiot. Go away now. Toodles!

      Mothusi Abubakr Maje - 2012-03-18 22:39

      Be in the shoes of the educated but uemployed and u wl knw dat Malema is ryt. The people have mines under their houses bt remain poor, no adequate health facilities, no schools and no jobs. U say he is a racist fool when he speaks on real issues?

      gbbfg - 2012-03-19 12:00

      Mothusi??? This is amazing. I am currently also unemployed, but I do have an education. I live very close Old Mutual. So by your argument, they should give me a job immediately right? Get the hell off your lazy ass and go find a damn job like the rest of us have to. For goodness sake. Unbelievable.

  • mothercitysme - 2012-03-18 21:52

    The only thing you people should be fighting for is @Equal Education (find the page on Facebook). Fight for education and you have a real fight on your hands and the support of every South African. There will never be equality until education is the focus! The ANC government do not focus on education because the smarter their supporters become the less likely they will follow their 'bad' example so blindly! The ANC of 1994 to 2009 is not the ANC of today. Everything is going from bad to worse and it all starts and ends with Education!

  • Dave - 2012-03-18 22:02

    Screw this a hole. Malema is the most dangerous a hole in africa at the moment.May his time on earth be short

  • SuzanneGonzalez - 2012-03-18 22:16

    Malema is a disgrace to what everything the ANC stood for...Democracy is not in his agenda, what a pity it really is what will make this a stronger country

  • Adrian Marais - 2012-03-18 22:16

    The clowns who people support this idiot are obviously racist. There can be no other reason.

      Alex - 2012-03-19 01:59

      Louisa, supporting another's ideas and views that have racist roots means you are racist. Supporting someone who is racist makes you racist. Supporting someone who continually promises you the world but delivers a grain of sand makes you incapable of independent critical thinking and freeing yourself from self-imposed slavery.... And unfortunately Louisa, this is exactly what you are.

  • Ntombizakhona Nkosi - 2012-03-18 22:32

    malema u better shut up bcs it seems like u dont know what to say anymore,u ruined ur life urself man u talk too much. dont come with ur tendency

  • brionyl.french - 2012-03-19 04:53

    he is arrogant, so he is speaking about himself..

  • Cristina - 2012-03-19 06:38

    Why is this THING still around??!!

  • Lungisani Softtach Ngubane - 2012-03-19 06:53

    Mr Malema you seems as you lost your mind I don't think is it posseble that you appologise to the ANC and organasatoin after that uyaphnda futhi ukhuluma udoit futhi ulindele ini uma unje

  • Lungisani Softtach Ngubane - 2012-03-19 06:54

    Mr Malema you seems as you lost your mind I don't think is it posseble that you appologise to the ANC and organasatoin after that uyaphnda futhi ukhuluma udoit futhi ulindele ini uma unje

  • Greg - 2012-03-19 07:41

    I thought this guy had been expelled?

  • Sande - 2012-03-19 08:08

    I guess that is still part of the apology

  • Paula - 2012-03-19 08:29

    ***Born K**t will die one

  • Ramona - 2012-03-19 08:32

    “Never be ahead of the masses,” said Malema to a cheering crowd of youths in Kimberley. He said the current leaders were allowed to lead at the front. Oh my my, is he suggesting that leaders should lead from the BackSide?

  • Robi - 2012-03-19 08:50

    During transition period Africans promised land redistribution whereas Whites kept properties even when obtained through dubious means. In addition were granted title deeds for those properties. Property clause benefited the whites mostly than Africans.. My suprise is that most of them do not like or vote for ANC government. African still waiting for land redistribution and even today there is no clarity on how the ANC govenment is going to implement land redistribution. Instead of taking action, the ANC government still stuck on theory whereas Whites practically owning the land. Africans still promised land redistribution after 17 years of democracy. Land determines everything, building schools,industries, job creation, any economic development. I am not suprised why we have high unemploynment, more unskilled labourers,slowly growing economy. This is as a result of not much economical activites on the land.

  • alobar.prunesqualler - 2012-03-19 09:23

    The pot calling the kettle black (whoops!)

  • Cynthia - 2012-03-19 09:25

    When is somebody going to have the stones to send this grandpa of the ANCYL to coventry. He has got the media wrapped around his fat little finger. Cork it Mal-emma, you are now becoming boring.