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Malema to defend himself before ANC

2011-08-19 13:13

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has been charged with violating the ANC constitution, ANC national disciplinary committee chairperson Derek Hanekom said on Friday.

"Comrade Julius Malema has been charged with various violations of the ANC constitution, including bringing the ANC into disrepute through his utterances and statements on Botswana and sowing divisions in the ranks of the African National Congress," Hanekom said in a statement.

"The disciplinary matter concerning Comrade Julius is now in the hands of the ANC national disciplinary committee, which will henceforth deal with the date, venue and time of the hearing."

Malema would have an opportunity to defend himself at a disciplinary hearing. He would be entitled representation by a member of the ANC in good standing.

Shivambu unreachable

ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu could not immediately be reached to comment.

Malema recently said the league would send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties and help bring about regime change, as it believed the government there was "in full co-operation with imperialists" and was undermining the "African agenda".

The ANC reacted angrily to the comments, publicly rebuking the youth league.

The league responded to this, saying it did not believe it was in the wrong or going against ANC policy. It expressed disappointment at being publicly rebuked before the matter had been internally discussed.

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe then clarified the ANC's approach to neighbouring countries and saying the league's taking on the ruling party publicly constituted a "serious transgression".

Last week, the ANC's top six leaders were to have met the ANCYL's newly elected national executive committee about, among other things, the Botswana matter.

However, in a separate meeting the ANC officials decided to postpone the talks to separate the issue of meeting the ANCYL's new leadership from possible disciplinary action to be taken about its comments on Botswana.

Previous charge

On Saturday, faced with the prospect of being disciplined, the ANCYL withdrew the statement on Botswana and apologised to the ANC.

However, weekend reports indicated that this was not enough and the ANC would press on with charges against the league leadership.

Last year, Malema was found guilty on a charge relating to a public attack on President Jacob Zuma in an ANC disciplinary hearing. He also pleaded guilty to this charge.

He attacked Zuma for rebuking him in public and compared him to his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki while addressing the media on April 11.

The national disciplinary committee at the time said should Malema be found guilty of provoking serious divisions or a break-down of unity in the organisation within the next two years, his membership of the ANC would be suspended.

Comments
  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-19 13:16

    Is this life number 8 or 9?

      Man.Dumisani - 2011-08-19 13:19

      Malema is a failure and his days are numbered. The ANC must show their strength and rise up against this evil Malema and his radical Youth League. KICK MALEMA OUT OF THE ANC AND TAKE AWAY HIS POWER !!!

      Spaffy - 2011-08-19 13:20

      I think he might actually be in trouble this time. Let's hope!!!

      Concerned - 2011-08-19 13:24

      Send him back to woodwork school in Limpopo where he can only inflict minimal damage

      Nipcat - 2011-08-19 13:27

      Let's hope this time its for real.

      Green Oaks - 2011-08-19 13:28

      What is the bet. Another slap on the wrist. Million bucks?

      iamasouthafr - 2011-08-19 13:28

      @Anyone who is listening - Do this and you will prove to all society that we are a true democratic country and watch ANC votes grow in the next election. Get rid of this snake and root our corruption and the ANC will once again follow in the foot steps of Mr. (Madiba) Nelson Mandela.....Please!

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-19 13:29

      Let's see Malema try to blame whites for this one... hahaha

      Carbon - 2011-08-19 13:32

      I wish Malema can start his own political party. This will show South Africans how many supporters he really have and this will cause a further split in the ANC, which will allow for a real Democracy to unveil.

      Mziwethu Mlondo - 2011-08-19 13:35

      maybe life will be much easier n bettr when the guy is betta off jailed. he jus take away the pride i hav 4 th AND tht brought Democracy, not th corupt 1

      Victoria - 2011-08-19 13:36

      @ Polyatonki. Wouldn't touch your Juju with a 10-foot barge pole, you troll.

      PB - 2011-08-19 13:38

      @donkey You are wrong (as per usual) it is not just between you morons, it impacts on the whole of South Africa. Your fat fart hero and his playmates harm investment security - something needed to fund all your handouts, grants and fat fart's bling-bling toys. Twat.

      JohannV - 2011-08-19 13:56

      He'll just get a slap on the Rolex...

      JohannV - 2011-08-19 13:59

      Poloyatonki: "Don't touch me on my JUJU!" lol

      Mixyez - 2011-08-19 14:05

      One has to wonder who it is that is actually running this country. Why do we have / need a youth league? If we have to have it why does it not have to be conditional that you have to have some form of higher education (sorry forgot about the pres) to be in it. If it were not for his moronic utterances that stir up the racial tension amongst the masses (also mostly uneducated) he would be unemployed / unemployable.

      Neil - 2011-08-19 14:14

      I have actually lost count on the amount of Malema posters I have spat on. Cant stand that fool

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-19 14:19

      @ Mixyez - "One has to wonder who it is that is actually running this country." My guess is Otto, the inflatable auto-pilot from the movie Airplane.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-19 14:21

      @pokeyourdonkey....why dont you go poke that donkey malema

      siya.block - 2011-08-19 14:23

      I think people forget that Juju represents millions of youth league members and supporters. ANC should charge the youth league as a collective not Malema otherwise it risks the formation of Friends of Juju, and I would be no. 1 memember. Brace yourself for more because the Youth League is not going to take this light.... its a declaration of war... MALEMA SIYAYA eMANGAUNG... NATIONALISATION OF MINES DURING OUR LIFETIME...

      Neil - 2011-08-19 14:39

      @SiyaBlockhead: "Brace yourself for more because the Youth League is not going to take this light.... its a declaration of war..." Brace yourself, nope.. I will relax with a Johny Blue on the rocks and watch the ANC (Mc Donalds clowns) and the ANCYL (Dodo's) fight this one out.. But you are right. This should be good.. Old chaps teaching the youngsters a lesson or two.. Hopefully this is the break in the ANC I have been hoping for..

      BigD - 2011-08-19 14:40

      @Man. You are correct. All the brass malema was working with must now be crapping in their shoes. When the ANC shun malema he and his croonies will be left without protection from prosecution. With all the charges malema is facing he will come crashing down and spend a long time in jail. Then it will show the youth that crime does not pay. We can also take his assets sell them and use that money to fund the very poor. Ja, we can nationalise malemas bank accounts and assets and give them to the needy.

      Together - 2011-08-19 14:45

      @ Siya-block - this is what you are really supporting: http://blogs.news24.com/ZimbabweLight/china-to-contine-propping-mugabe-in-the-name-of-non-interference Ever wondered what tribal leaders were thinking three hundred years ago when they sold batches of their people to Arab slave traders? Well, this is exactly what they were thinking: I don't care about the nation - as long as I get rich. You are being traded out by the people you support so loudly.

      Goose - 2011-08-19 14:52

      @Poloyatonki, You don't need to worry about anyone putting their hands on your Juju. I doubt that there are many people who'd want to touch your Juju with a ten foot barge pole. I'd sooner put my hands on the septic, maggot infested phallus of a dead and decomposing cave troll, ...before I put my hands anywhere near your Juju.

      Kevin - 2011-08-19 15:11

      No one in Mpumalanga wants a tender from fat boy. They know that you get 20 years with every tender. On point = Jail= fat boy = friends

      Neil - 2011-08-19 15:13

      @SiyaBlockHead:"NATIONALISATION OF MINES DURING OUR LIFETIME... " Just like you are waiting for your RDP house for your life time... The ANC does not give a sh*t about you and the masses are too thick to realize this. Shame... My hart bloei vir julle.. NOT!

      DW - 2011-08-19 16:08

      Hey wow, did that one backfire on him! He only made these stupid comments in desperation to try and deflect the media attention from his financial shenanigans - and now he could lose it all. If ANC suspends him he cant be president of ANCYL. Without that, no tenders, no power, no money, no friends. Back to the gutter where he belongs. Would be good riddance indeed. We will wait and see.

      LBS - 2011-08-19 16:45

      They should show him that video we saw on the news years ago when the AWB went in to Bophuthutswana and those men were shot in front of the camaras! What makes him think Botswana would stand for his childish games. But he will make sure HE stays put while he sends others to make trouble.

      Met - 2011-08-19 16:47

      In protest to the random removal of comments from this blog, which is nothing short of censorship, I refuse to say a single bad word about Malema. I hope and believe that he becomes president and nationalizes News 24

      LBS - 2011-08-19 16:48

      @SiyaBlockhead : Bring it on..... we can't wait for the day the ANCYL is sorted out for once and for all!

      debrakayestylist - 2011-08-19 17:03

      Join " Moeletsi Mbeki FOR President " on facebook or MMbeki4Prez on twitter

      Chops - 2011-08-19 19:29

      How can one be accused of bringing a disreputable organisation into dis-repute - what a joke ROFMLOA

  • Fedup - 2011-08-19 13:18

    Again he will have 8 heavily armed bodyguards and 6 lawyers and get off with a smack on his hand .... waste of our money again

      morgary - 2011-08-19 13:49

      Lets not all be pessamistic,rather optamistic. "HE WILL MEET PAPPA"

      Zizo Snr - 2011-08-19 13:54

      True that, isn't it called JUSTICE & DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS?

      v3 - 2011-08-19 14:08

      Maybe the ANC power-brokers and kleptocrats will decide that Malema's utility is finished. Just as some are thinking that, having got rid of Mbeki using Zuma as the pawn, he has reached his sell-by date. The bosses in the Kremlin, sorry Luthuli House, know what they want.

      Roundana - 2011-08-19 14:17

      at Morgary...try pessimistic & optimistic next time!

      cmr.insurance - 2011-08-19 15:40

      Simple if he again get off then we know who is truely in charge and where the ANC truely stand, which is not good for SA and we will distroy the country untill just another state in Africa. So lets see the truth will now finaly be played for the world to see, Does the ANC have the balls to follow it through???

      vlerkmoer - 2011-08-19 16:06

      Fedup, I agree but it has been a long time since it has been our money! It is their money and they will take it whichever way they want. Nothing will happen to this waste of space(I pray to be proven wrong). It is but only a smoke screan to pretend that the ANC is doing anything about it, which they would not as they are too slapgat!

      DW - 2011-08-19 16:10

      This is not a court case. It is a disciplinary hearing. There will be no jail for his comments, but he could be suspended from ANC - which means he will be a nothing. All his "power" comes from his position. He has absolutely NOTHING else to offer.

      debrakayestylist - 2011-08-19 17:03

      Join " Moeletsi Mbeki FOR President " on facebook or MMbeki4Prez on twitter

      cat29 - 2011-08-19 21:31

      Oh so right about that

  • Man.Dumisani - 2011-08-19 13:19

    Malema is a failure and his days are numbered. The ANC must show their strength and rise up against this evil Malema and his radical Youth League. KICK MALEMA OUT OF THE ANC AND TAKE AWAY HIS POWER !!!

      nowinlondon - 2011-08-19 13:29

      I wish you were right in saying his days are numbered, but I fear you are not!

      Kenno - 2011-08-19 15:24

      One Malema, one bullet...but save one for that cow Winnie as well!

      Debbie - 2011-08-19 17:11

      Dumisani, I am so glad that you said that. He has way too much unchecked power and is not doing the democracy any good. We were all doing fine with our rainbow nation until Malema started misbehaving. I am aware of the fact that God puts people in power for a reason and I respect that, but how do we respect a person such as he who goes against the grain. He needs to be spiritually uplifted and an example to the youth. The youth need a role model, someone who can show them right from wrong and improve society as a whole. JM is stirring the pot.....we will all lose if the youth follow his lead.

      cat29 - 2011-08-19 21:36

      Malema will get another smack on his hand, sent to discipline school again, he will be off the radar for a couple of weeks again and then rear his face again. Then when ANC think he is older enough he will be the next president (scary thought that, don't you agree).

  • world-weary - 2011-08-19 13:20

    Please make this a public hearing....

      Koos Poggenpoel - 2011-08-19 13:36

      poli@ss - you are such a twat......he has place SOUTH AFRICA in disrepute with his unwanted slobber!

      iamasouthafr - 2011-08-19 13:39

      @Poloyatonki - have you ever seen Jack's ass? World-weary I believe Poloyatonki just paid you a compliment!

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-19 14:02

      Google this trolls name and you'll see what a piece of filth he is.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-19 14:04

      @ iamsouthafr - I don't know if Polyatonki has seen Jack's ass, but I'm pretty sure Juju has

      Psyzah - 2011-08-19 14:11

      @Poloyatonki:simply translating your name to English (Polo=Dick,ya=of and tonki=Donkey), so your name basically means "Dick of a donkey". This name goes so well with your thought processes it should be on your ID.

      C_S - 2011-08-19 14:32

      why not a public execution??

  • Man.Dumisani - 2011-08-19 13:20

    I hope Malema appoints Floyd as his spokesman and representative cause then he will definately lose his appeal. Floyd will make them both looks like fools !!! HAHAHA

      Felix - 2011-08-19 14:17

      They will be too busy flirting to come up with a defence.

  • Trevor Lovell - 2011-08-19 13:21

    oh to be fly on the wall of that hearing... But Comrade, no Comrade, yes comrade, but Floyd said so Comrade so it must be true. And Botswana must've have liked it when we were there or else we would have been chased out.

  • kolobe - 2011-08-19 13:21

    malema will be more "dangerous' outside the anc, if thats what they want let it be.the diplomacy is quite a hindrance

      Prayoneday - 2011-08-19 13:27

      Outside the ANC normal law and order counts .... so i see jail time if he spews his guts then..

      Together - 2011-08-19 13:32

      If the ANC leadership is afraid of Malema and his thugs, then they do not have what it takes to lead 50 million people. Are the women, children and aged of SA supposed to look to this leadership for protection when these 'leaders' are afraid of a youth league? If they are afraid of him, then we need braver leaders, SA.

      kolobe - 2011-08-19 13:38

      the only time this country would see a viable opposition in the next 20years is if malema is chucked out

      iamasouthafr - 2011-08-19 13:41

      @Kolobe, if the ANC was clever enough they would use the same tool Malema has been threatening to use - DEMOCRACY.

      flange - 2011-08-19 13:42

      Matt, baby, you are on fire!

      Unskinny Bob - 2011-08-19 14:00

      No Kolobe. Without the ANC to defend chicken-little from his up and coming fraud charges he'll be someone's bitch in prison real soon.

      Matt :-) - 2011-08-19 14:10

      @ Flange - thanks :-) must be all this birthday cake today Or Juju can set up the: Bloody Agent Alliance of Socialism... BAAS General Assembly of Young People of Rural Incompetent Descent with Enmity... GAY PRIDE

  • Sasha25 - 2011-08-19 13:22

    We all know taht they would give him a slap on the wrist and he would be running his mouth again in no time! This is just a show so say well, He is being disciplined or whatever. Truth is we all know nothing will be done to this uneducated moron. JZ is useless - he seems scared of juju.

      DW - 2011-08-19 16:15

      Precisely becuase JZ is scared of Juju would be the very reason to suspend him from the ANC. Outside of the ANC he has no power, no money, no tenders, no friends. Juju is a useless piece of belly button fluff without the power the ANC gives him. And JZ could start working on the replacement president of the ANCYL to wangle his way back into power at the next election. I think he will use this opportunity to get rid of this scum, purely from a political expediency point of view.

      Sasha25 - 2011-08-19 16:31

      I just hope they get rid of this scumbag for good!!! Lets see how he blames this on the "WHITE PEOPLE"

  • aarchaic - 2011-08-19 13:22

    "The national disciplinary committee at the time said should Malema be found guilty of provoking serious divisions or a break-down of unity in the organisation within the next two years, his membership of the ANC would be suspended." will he really be suspended?

      karendb - 2011-08-19 14:48

      Just shows the ANC's priorities. With this statement they are saying the party is more important than the country. Malema's work at creating divisions and breaking-down the country is well-known, but they just smile at that and accuse people of misquoting him, or put it down to youthful high spirits, but when then the rabid dog they have bred turns on them, suddenly its and issue??? Put the country first for change ANC!!!

  • the mc - 2011-08-19 13:25

    arg crap..not again. JUST DO IT (the disciplining)..less talk talk more disciplining .do it.

  • matla - 2011-08-19 13:25

    malema should rather resign than face the mighty long arm of the ANC - WE ARE GOING TO KICK HIS FAT HEAD OUT OF THE anc - HE IS DISRESPECTFUL AND IS CAUSING DEVISIONS IN THE MOVEMENT. BLOODY RURAL MORON

      Together - 2011-08-19 13:33

      This will be the big test - if they all fall down before him in awe and come out with statements of support and "children need to play", then we will know that the new ANC has been couped by the youth league. If the ANC leadership has any power left at all, it will deal with this decisively and very firmly indeed. At last, a real test. And 45 million people who are NOT Malema fans are watching....

      Debbie - 2011-08-19 17:17

      Agreed. But, let's not get disrespectful. Remember, he is also made in God's image...however, he is definitely causing a rift - whites are getting angry, blacks are getting angry and at the end of the day, because of Malema's stirring, we are once again where we were...I don't want to be there..I work with some lovely African people who I really love and respect - they are the salt of the earth people....and then Malema comes along and causes division...he is a poor leader as he only has evil and revenge on his mind. Don't worry, I am not concerned that he will be removed - he WILL be removed! and hopefully, a gentler and wiser person will take over the reigns.

  • tailormade - 2011-08-19 13:26

    The only question remains whether or not the ANC will have the conviction to follow through on the "suspended" sentence of Malema. If they could recall Mbeki......then they should recall this liability (Malema) immediately. And hey, since Malema has got so many fingers in business pies.....he shouldn't have any problems finding another job.

  • ErrolNdevu - 2011-08-19 13:27

    they cant touch him! he is the leader of the revolution that the anc planned themself! wake up people, malema is the revolution agent and the anc dont want to stop him.

      SamuelMabena - 2011-08-19 13:48

      A 'revolution' is against the regime in power, that's how a revolution works. Are you saying that the ANCYL wants to overthrough the ruling party of the ANC ??? That is why the ANC elders want to get rid of him, cause he wants anarchy in South Africa. Malema is poison for Mandela's vision.

      Chronoman - 2011-08-19 14:02

      Revolution revolution. It's 17 years down the line and we are still with the revolution. Will someone please tell Juju.

      Anonymus - 2011-08-19 14:58

      juju should be focusing on evolution and not revolution!

      JMan - 2011-08-19 15:10

      Why was my comment here removed news24? You are a bunch of hypocritical idiots. Now delete this.

      Kenno - 2011-08-19 15:27

      You really are a bigger prick than we gave you credit for..Errol the Arsehole

      Debbie - 2011-08-19 17:20

      Yes, and you love him because he feeds you what you need...My reply to Matla (above) is this: Agreed. But, let's not get disrespectful. Remember, he is also made in God's image...however, he is definitely causing a rift - whites are getting angry, blacks are getting angry and at the end of the day, because of Malema's stirring, we are once again where we were...I don't want to be there..I work with some lovely African people who I really love and respect - they are the salt of the earth people....and then Malema comes along and causes division...he is a poor leader as he only has evil and revenge on his mind. Don't worry, I am not concerned that he will be removed - he WILL be removed! and hopefully, a gentler and wiser person will take over the reigns. It is not right Errol, it is causing bad relations, and anything that causes bad relations is BAD whether you like it or not.

      ex-pat - 2011-08-19 19:40

      Debbie: "Remember, he is also made in God's image..." Thanks for reminding me why I'm an atheist.

  • JitteKerl - 2011-08-19 13:32

    "there is no such word as misconduct in the pedi dictionaaary, innocent until proven guilty!" nothing will come of this, he'll get away with it obviously

      Chronoman - 2011-08-19 14:03

      Not so. He is going to fall.

  • Dave - 2011-08-19 13:32

    The ANC is in favour of the antics of Malema. This is just a cover up and he will get off lightly. If they wanted to act on him then they would have done that a long time ago.

      bobalina - 2011-08-22 15:56

      Excellent point Dave,whilst we all watch mal eninima who`s keeping an eye on the big boss.Makes you think no?

  • Spade - 2011-08-19 13:32

    And the disciplinary chairman is white guy! Oh, the humiliation!

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-19 14:29

      lets see if he calls him a bloody agent and a bastard with whit tendencies

      Strudle - 2011-08-19 14:37

      Maybe he's also a BASTARD AGENT!

  • Nepster10 - 2011-08-19 13:33

    They just have to kick him OUT OF the ANC. He is corupt, has dangerous policies, you name it.

  • buddy van der merwe - 2011-08-19 13:33

    what a bunch of utter rubbish, absolutely nothing is going to happen to this overfed uneducated banana

  • Coquine - 2011-08-19 13:34

    This is not a news story - it's obvious he will be able to defend himself so what's the point of the article?

      LittleBootsy - 2011-08-19 16:55

      winnie will provide for his defense. His legal representation for this "little skirmish" is approx R2,5 million and counting. Thank you tax payers....

      maseratifitt - 2011-08-19 21:40

      You haven't seen his body guards? With all those guns? He even took them into court, so he will be more than welcome to do so at Le Tooly House.

      bobalina - 2011-08-22 15:52

      Might not be newsworthy,however always great entertainment

  • Dragonsnapper - 2011-08-19 13:34

    "The national disciplinary committee at the time said should Malema be found guilty of provoking serious divisions or a break-down of unity in the organisation within the next two years, his membership of the ANC would be suspended." - yes please! come on - stay true to your word...this is your chance!

  • AcesHigh - 2011-08-19 13:35

    R100 says nothing will come of this

      Kenno - 2011-08-19 15:31

      Must agree with you! This is to appease the EDUCATED and think that we will fall for this crap! If they were serious, this would have happened years ago. Nice thought, but dream on!

      Ex-employer - 2011-08-20 15:31

      Make that another R100, he'll walk away squeeky clean.

  • william.botha - 2011-08-19 13:35

    All those in favor of Malema and what he stands for, get this message, once his policies become reality, this country will tumble to its doom at breakneck speed.

      Felix - 2011-08-19 14:26

      You have a better chance trying to communicate with the gravel on your driveway :).

      Georgie Porgie - 2011-08-19 15:07

      This is not for William but for Felix. At least he has a brickpaved driveway what do you have?

      Felix - 2011-08-19 15:15

      Sorry Georgie, did that one go over your head? FYI I don't own land and I'm white... I think I missed the meeting when they gave all the stolen land to whites.

  • Ockert - 2011-08-19 13:36

    Beware Zuma and your 6 leaders you have made an enemy, and he will bite you on the heel.

      JMan - 2011-08-19 15:29

      On the heel? Is he THAT low?

      Kenno - 2011-08-19 15:32

      No Jman,....just always bending over!

  • sammyt222 - 2011-08-19 13:36

    He will be defended before he could do that himself. i mean in this exercise you need a leadership that is decisive in thought and doing,so far in that NEC i dont one who can stand up and do the write thing.

  • Anonymus - 2011-08-19 13:37

    just charge this fat lipped jelly baby that contributes nothing but hate!!

  • JackyMoon - 2011-08-19 13:37

    Nou is die aap sommer n "Comrade"??

  • Flasheart - 2011-08-19 13:37

    "He would be entitled representation by a member of the ANC in good standing." So I guess he is on his own then?

  • ChumScrubber - 2011-08-19 13:39

    Nothing will happen to this fat opportunist racist, the "leaders" of the ANC don't have the guts to discipline their corrupt comrades.

  • ilollipop - 2011-08-19 13:40

    Attorneys have a saying... An attorney who represents himself has a fool for a client. Julius has nothing to worry about.

  • cat8fish - 2011-08-19 13:41

    Yawn!! we all no that nothing is going to happen to Malema so ANC needs to stop bluffing. We are not interested

  • Concerned - 2011-08-19 13:42

    @Poloyatonk: Go touch yourself on your Juju

  • Midcorner - 2011-08-19 13:43

    Kwasuka lokho and less get ready for civill war

  • Biko Lives - 2011-08-19 13:45

    Those who are wining and dining behind the poor's peoples back at night with the imperialists and capitalists are the ones behind these charges! We will not be dettered in our mission of bringing economic freedom in our lifetime! We will not be silenced by those last kick of dying horses who are worried about our president's threat to their narrow political agendas of clinging into power at all costs! We promise them one thing that our axe will be sharper come Mangaung next year than the one we used in Polokwane 2007!!! They will feel their Tunisia day no one touches the young lions!! Amandla!!

      Loodpil - 2011-08-19 13:52

      Ok. Wake us up when you're done.

      Jaco - 2011-08-19 13:57

      Biko, please don't insult nature - you are not young lions, but human idiots!

      Gail - 2011-08-19 14:25

      @ biko lives - "Those who are wining and dining behind the poor's peoples back at night" - and we all know who they are, the likes of malema and his lot. Living it up on expensive champagne, sushi, parties, the most expensive of clothing, jewelry etc. Not that I have a problem with people rolling around in money that they have "earned" but this idiot who has the gall to say he's fighting for the poor, while his "brothers" live in hovels and battle to put food on the table every day really irks me! But then the bigger idiots are the ones defending him.

      Madam001 - 2011-08-19 14:26

      Young lions??? Hahahahaha, surely you meant fat cats? Idiot..

      Felix - 2011-08-19 14:28

      S.T.U.P.I.D.

      Cindy - 2011-08-19 14:35

      @ Biko Lives "They will feel their Tunisia day", are you promoting the overthrow of the govt of the day? I think that is called "treason". The other statement I'd like to take issue with "Those who are wining and dining behind the poor's peoples back at night with the imperialists and capitalists are the ones behind these charges", your ANCYL President is the main winer & diner behind the poor peoples back, the champion of the poor who wears a watch valued at R250 000.00 and quaffs Johnny Blue Label (R4300 a bottle!

      AND SO ON... - 2011-08-19 14:36

      Since you want to use analogies of nature: No-one touches the young lions. You are quite right. But if the young lions are dumb enough to take on the old elephant bull, they will be scattered far and wide, usually smashed up and smeared against the tree trunks, rocks and soil. The REAL lions aren't ususally so stupid, but it seems that the human versions don't learn their lessons from nature. BEWARE THE OLD BULL, ANCYL, BEWARE!!

      Kent007 - 2011-08-19 15:20

      Biko. A young lion is called a cub. And cubs get clubbed you cupcake. they don't get touched

      Kenno - 2011-08-19 15:37

      go and play with yourselves, wankers

      TrueAfrican - 2011-08-19 15:59

      @Biko - U know comments like that instill fear in the white man right? Intellectual, factual and "in the know" of events. White people are sh**ting themselves now. Nicely done BUT what you are revealing is confidential information about Mangaung so STOP IT. The agenda on that day will be our Black Secret. Amandla!!

      Genqe - 2011-08-24 12:47

      @biko grt my frand coz i'm scared that once juju is charged that wld definately be the end of the nationalisation agenda ,coz i'm sure that his charges r being advanced my white imperialists using the kith and kin,in high offices .but history wld judge these combrades amandla

  • Vernon - 2011-08-19 13:45

    Love to be a Fly on the wall for this.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-19 13:48

    This is the acid test for the ANC, if they fail to act decisively here, they will lose a lot of credibility

      SamuelMabena - 2011-08-19 13:49

      I agree with that. This is going to be a nice internal ANC vs ANCYL fight. Let's see who wins. My money is on the strength of the wise ANC elders in the party. There are some of them who still value the values of Nelson Mandela.

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-19 13:59

      Let's hope wisdom prevails

      JMan - 2011-08-19 15:30

      credibility?

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-19 15:51

      @JMan touche

      LittleBootsy - 2011-08-19 17:51

      Do they have any credibility left? they can only gain credibility from now on but yeah, unfortunately they have nothing to lose and THAT was EXACTLY the anc's position they CRAVED for - they've done it since the Bloemfontein days. The most dangerous opponent one can have, especially on the political playing field, is the opponent who has actually nothing to lose.

  • Jaco - 2011-08-19 13:48

    Don't hold your breath - nothing will happen!

  • Musa Ngubane - 2011-08-19 13:48

    These whities are excited about Comrade Malema's issue. They are scared of him. Another reason for nationalisation. This is an internal matter for the ANC. All of us ANC members know that when we joined the ANC we declared to abide by the Constitution of the ANC. Comrade Juju surely understands that. No one is bigger than the ANC! The NDC is an official structure of our movement, let's it give space to do it's job. But a word of warning: You right wingers must not tell the ANC what to do. The ANC is a democratic organisation with structures in place.

      dwnwitjuju - 2011-08-19 13:52

      "The NDC is an official structure of our movement, let's it give space to do it's job." ...and what exactly did this "official structure" do to him last time he was found guilty? nada...If they had, we would not be reading this today!

      Loodpil - 2011-08-19 13:53

      Who's Malema ?

      Jaco - 2011-08-19 14:08

      Uhm Musa, comrade Juju is not abiding by the constitution of the ANC and the ANC leadership is too scared to do anything about it - you will see, nothing will happen to him. This is also not an internal ANC issue - Juju is an embarresment to the nation and makes statements that harms international relations and confidance in the country - that makes it an issue for tax paying citizens, irrespective of colour. Why is it so difficult for the ANC, including yourself, to destinct between party politics and goverment administration?

      Felix - 2011-08-19 14:30

      Shame, some people are really blind.

      Madam001 - 2011-08-19 14:31

      Scared of him Musa? Perhaps if he had a brain I would be, but as we all know he is an amoeba (look it up in the dictionary), a waste of oxygen.

      Stephan Janse van Vuuren - 2011-08-19 15:06

      These structures you are talking about, are those the ones stealing tax money that should've been used to better the lives of all South Africans?

      JMan - 2011-08-19 15:31

      This is so funny, its pathetic. And sad.

  • Tommy - 2011-08-19 13:50

    This serpent is causing big shyt. The head needs to be removed and dumped with Bin Laden SOON!

      Verbatim - 2011-08-19 13:52

      Do you want to poison the fish?

  • machaly - 2011-08-19 13:50

    Have you ever asked yourselves why he won the second term unopposed??

      Together - 2011-08-19 23:42

      Everyone knows how he 'won' his second term - and he was opposed, but the opposition where silenced. Everyone says that white South Africans are afraid of him - they don't realise that we are afraid for all the SOuth Africans who will be impoverished and lose the protection of law and constitution as a result of this man. He has repeatedly shown that he cannot be taught, he cannot be reasoned with and he will not respect the boundaries of law - all of that means that he will be a spectacularly unsafe leader. And he has very odd views about women. Any clear-thinking and law-abiding citizen would not want him anywhere near a position of power.

  • AndV - 2011-08-19 13:50

    Who is fooling who here? Malema has all of these fat cats by the balls.

  • Scotsman - 2011-08-19 13:52

    I hope they are brave enough to get rid if this guy,so the country can get on with its life.I agree with others.Once he doesnt have the ANC brand behind him,he will end up digging the hole for his new house instead of living in it!!

  • Coconut - 2011-08-19 13:54

    If anybody in the ANC has any balls they should throw this mongel out to the wolves. He is not only an embarrassment to the ruling ANC but to South Africa in general and to ALL black people.

  • Goozie - 2011-08-19 13:55

    Nothing will happen, as the ANC still needs his support for 2012. after that however he'll be retired with millions...

  • INsaneSA - 2011-08-19 13:56

    Malema can join the PAC, they share the same warped ideological beliefs as MALema........

  • Hubbles - 2011-08-19 13:58

    Sorry guys he is still politically pwerful and can do s he pleases knowing that he will get away with it, including his trust

  • Gavin - 2011-08-19 14:00

    Ah ok, well unf*ck you then.

  • Papsak - 2011-08-19 14:00

    @Man.Dumisani, when we say the ANC is like an elephant, we know very well what we mean. We can be very patient with a trouble but once the time come for action, the evidence will be there for all to see. No one is bigger than this mighty organsisation.

      Kent007 - 2011-08-19 15:50

      @papsak. God maybe??

  • Biko Lives - 2011-08-19 14:00

    They can silence Malema but they will never silence the voice of the collective who are eager for change in this country! We will achieve economic freedom in our lifetime, regime change in Botswana and nationalisation of strategic sectors of our economy!!

      fly - 2011-08-19 14:21

      Wow regime ,did you learn a new word from the americans How about regime change in Swazi land where money from our (not yours abviously)taxes are going to feed his majesty and his many wifes and Mr Robert Mugabe who Nationalised all the farms and kept 39 for himself and gave the rest to his wife and bumchums As for economic freedom yes lets do an audit on all the tenders and get back the billions of rands that your party has overpaid to thier comrades and get the 3 hundred million US$ that a German company paid as a bribe to win a tender in the arms deal NOW THAT IS ECONOMIC FREEDOM dimwit

      Hubbles - 2011-08-19 15:01

      Malema aint no Biko

      pop101 - 2011-08-19 15:07

      WTF is this economic freedom. Economic freedom is when you do your days labour, get your check and spend the money the way you like, only to get up the next day and do it all over again. That is economic freedom. What you want is hand outs bro....and that doesn't work for me.

      Shrike - 2011-08-19 15:07

      To change your future you must first change yourselves. Freedom starts with a positive mental attitude. It also means that you have to consider the freedom of thought, which means you can not blindly follow some outdated ideology. It is such a pity that so many young south Africans still do not understand this concept and are chained to the past by the hatred they carry around in their heads.

      Pikkie - 2011-08-19 15:18

      Biko Lives. What are you smokin. It cannot be weed. Must be horse manure. Get real pal. The top brass of the ANC has balls and a bit of brains. This time they are going to use it.

      JMan - 2011-08-19 15:36

      People.... This idiot MUST be a troll out for a laugh. I mean seriously.

  • Greg - 2011-08-19 14:01

    Yeah...right!....I will believe this if it actually happens -based on the ANC's previous "Ju-Ju resolve", we have more chance of winning Lotto - without even having purchased a ticket.

  • Clayton Gray - 2011-08-19 14:03

    I want the ANC to do the right thing. I really do. I want to be proud of them and the fact that they run the country. I believe that this is their chance to show us that they are not as screwed up as we (most of us) know they are. Impress us! please... Is this a case of too little too late?