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Malema to teach Botswana how

2011-08-01 06:58

Boksburg - The ANC Youth League's national executive committee is to send a team to Botswana to consolidate local opposition parties, its leader Julius Malema said on Sunday.

"Botswana is in full co-operation with imperialists...and the government is undermining the African agenda," he said at the committee's closing meeting in Boksburg.

"We are not going to sit with neighbours that conduct themselves like that."

Botswana needed a progressive government, and the current opposition was not consolidated "properly" enough to topple it, he said.

The team of NEC members would teach and train campaigners and volunteers of a possible "coalition party" that might be formed.

The youth league believed that since former president Thabo Mbeki's departure as chair of the Southern African Development Community, the African agenda was no longer a priority.

"The ANCYL is of the view that there is a vacuum on the ideological and political leadership of Africa and the sub-regions, and this is reflected by how the issues of Libya and Ivory Coast were mishandled," he said.

The league planned to convene "progressive youth formations" across Africa to "re-assert" the need for the continent's independence and economic freedom.

The NEC said it would fight for economic freedom, particularly for the nationalisation of mines, the expropriation of land without compensation, and the provision of free quality education. Sapa

Comments
  • slg - 2011-08-01 07:05

    Malema's true home seems to be in the PAC or Azapo, not the ANC. Botswana's small opposition parties are more aligned with these organizations that the traditional ANC.

      Werner - 2011-08-01 07:25

      PAC hates him, though...although Julius would, of cours, deny this.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-01 09:12

      Julius would deny the sky being blue if someone other than the ANC made a statement to this.

      Shivermetimb - 2011-08-01 09:34

      No Sig, Julius works for Julius.

      Met - 2011-08-01 09:38

      The one country in Africa, where there is modest or a measure of success,this fool wants to introduce his woodworking skills

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-01 11:43

      who the hell does this fat pr1ck think he is!!!..."We are not going to sit with neighbours that conduct themselves like that."...LIKE WHAT...the correct way?..Botswana is doing very well and this idoit just wants to bring it down to his level cause he's afraid the world will see that the rest of Africa including SA is already below their standards cause of stupid ideas that are implemented in most African countries that he believe is the right way...what a moron!!!

      Hangmann - 2011-08-01 11:49

      Full marks Mat, JM's perfectly proper plank.

      Mad Hatter - 2011-08-01 12:14

      A mid-sized, landlocked country of just over two million people, Botswana was one of the poorest countries in Africa at the time it gained independence from Britain in 1966, with a GDP per capita of about US$70. Botswana has transformed itself, moving into the ranks of middle-income status to become one of the fastest growing economies in the world with its average annual growth rate of about 9 percent with a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $14,800 (2010 IMF estimate). Botswana’s impressive track record of good governance and economic growth, supported by prudent macroeconomic and fiscal management, stands in contrast to the country’s high levels of poverty and inequality and generally low human development indicators. While education expenditure is high at 10 percent of GDP and significant educational achievements have been attained, including the provision of nearly universal and free education They are getting it wrong clearly .

      adrian - 2011-08-01 12:16

      Botswana does not have the poor masses to support Malema's ideologies.... eish bro , who are you going to mobilise on ground level? The already rich ? It seems that Malema has the idea that the ANC is a franchise existing only because corruption is their main source of income. Now he wants to take the franchise to the wealthiest African country. Talk about spreading his wings !

      adrian - 2011-08-01 12:17

      Botswana has no squatter camps bru ....

      phumlanim - 2011-08-01 14:25

      he will fit very well in the PAC yuoth wing

      ZACommentator - 2011-08-01 14:32

      Botswana has the best currency value in Africa and a decent economy.

      Politicallycorrect - 2011-08-01 15:09

      Botswana, please don't take bad advice!

      Zion - 2011-08-01 16:25

      The Botswana government is one of the major shareholders in the De Beers mines. (Debswa) Those mines are amongst the richest in the world and hence billions are poured into the state coffers of that government. There was talk earlier that De Beers will be relocating their diamond Head quarters from London to Botswana.

      za101 - 2011-08-01 16:28

      Botswana has seen the second largest increase in economic growth after South Korea between the 1970s until 2000. Not sure about data since. Botswana has a very low crime rate. Malema wants to destroy Africa

      za101 - 2011-08-01 16:37

      Why does Malema not speak about the millions of blacks starving in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.\

      Wizard101 - 2011-08-01 20:47

      1 x 30.06

      tshepo - 2011-08-02 07:49

      the goverment of Botswana own 51% on mining companies in that country and they put back into education, botswana citizens are in south african universities for free and they get allowances. why cant we do that in south africa

      umlaut - 2011-08-02 08:31

      @slg))))-In SA malema may be ON THE NEWS but in Botswana he will be ON THE NOOSE

  • Christo Stone - 2011-08-01 07:06

    God, someone get rid of this bastard pleeeease!

      Werner - 2011-08-01 07:28

      Don't listen to this at work, but: http://grooveshark.com/s/Somebody+Kill+Me/2BwoMA?src=5

      GinSA1 - 2011-08-01 07:44

      Werner? Relevance to this?

      IC1 - 2011-08-01 13:09

      @Werner, and...... your point is??? U confused mate

      Politicallycorrect - 2011-08-01 15:11

      He's going to teach them to make park benches so they can sit in them but do nothing but talk C$@p and drink beer!

      AA - 2011-08-01 16:28

      Agreed. He supports the non-democratic governments of countries like Lybia and Zimbabwe but critizes a democratic government like Botswana. Shows you something doesn't it.

  • asiseeit - 2011-08-01 07:07

    Like a dog that eats its own vomit.

      SillySod - 2011-08-01 13:20

      Only this dog doesn't fuss over which end it comes out of ...

  • kleinkoppi - 2011-08-01 07:07

    Seems like he's getting ready for the day he gets kicked out of South Africa... He has already corrupted the youths brains in SA, now he wants to go and do it in a another country... I hope the kick him out...

      tryanything - 2011-08-01 17:03

      Dont think Ian will put up with him for long..

      Voidy - 2011-08-01 17:56

      They will swing him without a hearing.

  • Stever - 2011-08-01 07:08

    Fresh from trying to set SA on a course to economic destruction, JuJu now sets his sites on meddling in the internal affairs of a neighbour. His arrogance knows no bounds. It is a pity his attention is not on the improvement of SA youth opportunities.....

  • 69 - 2011-08-01 07:10

    The people of Botswana are way to intelligent and educated to fall for Julius Malema's lunatic ideas

      Pencilgraffiti - 2011-08-01 08:30

      Botswana is run about a 1000x better than S.A. They have a stable economy and although they don't always have the resources they certainly have the brains. Their government believes in education. We'll see, i hope the ANC gets kicked out

      G4E - 2011-08-01 08:34

      Let Julius go, he might not come back!

      Liberty - 2011-08-01 09:01

      Correct Botswana is one of the few stable economies in Africa with the Pula being stronger than the Rand. Maybe that offends ANCYL anti-capitalist sensitivities and it therefore needs to be destroyed. Julius, Africa's parasite.

      Boerseun - 2011-08-01 11:29

      I have the same feeling...

      Rooies Malherbe - 2011-08-01 13:55

      Julius should go and learn in Botswana how to respect his elders.

  • AfrikaTsoga - 2011-08-01 07:10

    Don't we have enough youth problems in this country? This is one of the reasons that proves that Juju is not a youth leader!

  • Jason - 2011-08-01 07:16

    Botswana lowest takes a 0 tolerance attitude towards corruption. Its run by the Native Africans... I guess it too clean and uncorrectable for Africa? Also think he is going to try get some of that cash he has out of the country with a SARS probe looming.

      dollypeg - 2011-08-01 08:54

      Let Ju Ju into botswana and BANG goes the neighbourhood!

      W H Kotze - 2011-08-01 15:34

      ...under De Beers tutelage from London.

  • Worldwise - 2011-08-01 07:21

    Botswana is the most succesful country in Africa because it sticks to the capitalist way. A country whose currency is higher than the Rand and whose books are in the black, not red. At each Botswana border post there are signs saying corruption will not be tolerated and there is a toll free number in big writing to phone to report corruption. Julias wants to break down anything that is successful and supports broken countries like Zim. Julias will be making a big mistake. Botewana will not tolerate his crap. They are peace loving people with no racial bias. Remember that Botswana will not hesitate to lock you up Julias and that they still have and use the death sentence.

  • Chibuli - 2011-08-01 07:22

    If the fat piccanin doesn't wind his neck in, someone's going to place a Firestone over it!

  • karlkat - 2011-08-01 07:23

    Would someone please tell this potato head to go and chop wood

      Dan - 2011-08-01 07:39

      He doesn't have the required skills to chop wood!

      SillySod - 2011-08-01 13:31

      Yes, but one can get rubber training choppers, so he can't do any damage, whilst he's learning the art...

      nic - 2011-08-01 14:00

      hopefully this m0nkey will be in a cage soon.

      umlaut - 2011-08-02 08:37

      Yes karlkat we will make slap chips out of that head and @nic))) in that cage he won't even have a tree house. His TRUST fund won't help him there.

  • Eric West - 2011-08-01 07:24

    Juju, my BOY, just remember that Botswana still has the death penalty. Maybe President Khama will rid us of the Malema scourge? We live in hope!

      parkavenue - 2011-08-01 12:44

      He'll not venture across the border...follow me men, I'm right behind you

      adrian - 2011-08-01 15:06

      JuJu is going to get a klap against the ear from President Khama. Khama is nobody's fool, especially not some short,stupid,fat wannabee's fool.

  • callan - 2011-08-01 07:27

    Is woodwork going to be on the curriculum?

      umlaut - 2011-08-02 08:41

      Yes they will make him construct his own gallows--and he will have to redo it until he gets it right. When he gets it right---eventually--they will give him FULL MARKS---just that once.!!!!!

  • Werner - 2011-08-01 07:27

    ROFL ... weren't they part of the group that ridiculed Mbeki? See, the first step to economic freedom is a will to work.

  • Ozymandios - 2011-08-01 07:30

    This is where Juliarse Dilema is going to see his arse. This is a country (Botswana) where they hang you for murder and do not listen to anyone in SA about this. I can bet dollars (no they are about to become extinct) Jap Yen to donuts that if he sets his foot in that country or any of his cohorts do and starts this colonial crap there - then you'll see what happens when you start meddling in an another African countries affairs. I pray he goes ahead and does what he is saying he will do in this article - I really do - then he'll being doing a lot of South Africans a big favour. Please don't try and stop him.

      Robbie - 2011-08-01 09:23

      Man I really wish he does... taking his armed bodyguards along will be a treat to watch as they meet the Botswana Ddefence Force, probably the best trained soldiers in Africa.

      johan w - 2011-08-02 14:18

      i agree with ozy ... it is arrogant to believe that south africa is synonymous with SADEC ... that is the fundamental error of his illogical rhetoric ... even worse is to assume that mbeki was SADEC ... the true reason for malema's endeavors "next door" is in all probability the so-called affront that the botswana president dealt mugabe (juju's true leader) at the recent au meetings ... yes, let him go there and start insurrection and perhaps a coup??? just check what they, and the international community, do with people that cause such rubbish to the population at large ... and that all for his own personal gain ... perhaps we SHOULD encourage him; it would be an elegant solution to a nasty little upstart's ambitions ...ps: what is the anc's official stance on this infringement of "sovereign" status ... or is it different for zimbabwe and the likes??

  • rosemari - 2011-08-01 07:34

    It seems as if Julius Malama is now medaling in other country affairs ...is this to try and take the attention off himself over his trust funds. I cant believe that the ANC allows this fool to act boss over the whole of africa

      Robbie - 2011-08-01 09:19

      Botswana will sort them out... The Botswana people do not take kindly to meddling fools.

  • majordad.007 - 2011-08-01 07:34

    Strange. Nothing is done about Zim. Collective thought? Or is it a syphilitic omission. Do not meddle in other countries politics or address all of the problem areas, as he sees it. What a wanker...

      Robbie - 2011-08-01 09:17

      Ja but Zim is "revolutionized"... Botswana is thus not conforming to the norm according to these ignoramuses.

      Colin - 2011-08-01 09:56

      zim is already starving, botswana being a success and not sitting around blaming apartheid makes them look bad

      Leviathan - 2011-08-01 13:11

      Julius dream is to bring botswana and SA to the norm of africa being poor and corrupt. Then the ANC task wil b complete

  • CTS - 2011-08-01 07:41

    At last Malema is on the verge of running into a real, strong, disciplined government. Damn, what a wake-up call it's going to be - at last, it's long overdue!

      Robbie - 2011-08-01 09:15

      I hope Botswana locks them up for incitement, they have the death penalty in Botswana as well... we can hope...

      Icarus - 2011-08-01 09:36

      Indeed, perhaps he should take a R78000 holiday in Botswana. HE can learna few good lessons there

      GT - 2011-08-01 10:12

      I cannot understand why the Royal Malewane did not leave him at the waterhole at sunset. "here is your farm... enjoy".... "goobye"

      Fanie - 2011-08-01 11:03

      Where is the popcorn - I want to watch this from a distance - it will be hysterical

      umhlopo - 2011-08-02 18:56

      often we hear of babies found in the trash,i wonder if malema wasnt one of them

  • flatline_now - 2011-08-01 07:42

    Wow all those people in Botswana soon to be living in R16 million houses as well.... you enjoy it guys

  • ihatum - 2011-08-01 07:44

    They can still ask Mbeki for mentorship, though I doubt he'd want to associate with the rotten self serving bunch that is leading the ANCYL.

  • Boxxer - 2011-08-01 07:47

    MALema, you can't even teach someone how to nail two pieces of wood together.

  • biskit - 2011-08-01 07:52

    Benefit of the doubt but not in this scenario

  • Opinion SA - 2011-08-01 07:53

    The arrogance of this man is mind blowing! He's now made a mess of his nest in South Africa and has to spread he's mindless propaganda elsewhere. Rather go to Botswana and see how a country should be run, without thieves and thugs like Malema and Co.! Rebels without a cause!

      Greybeard - 2011-08-01 08:40

      Rebels without a CLUE!

  • Jonathan - 2011-08-01 07:54

    Mugabe must be rubbing his hands in joy watching his protege at work!!!

  • Robin7 - 2011-08-01 07:56

    I'd like to know who is running the country. Is it the ANC or the ANCYL? By say that the current opposition is not properly consolidated enough to topple the current Botswana government is Mr Malema suggesting a coup? Maybe Zuma should just resign so that Malema can move into the Union Buildings. What do you think Jacob? Tired? Frustrated? Lack a set of balls? Is that why you let Julius carry on the way he has? Oh, and I do business with the people of Botswana and they are in a league of their own, far better than most of our locals. They are polite, educated and I've never had the race card pulled on me. And just for the record, I'd back the BDF over the SANDF any day. Think Lesotho was an embarrassment? Try your nonsense in Botswana Julius.

  • mlh@24.com - 2011-08-01 08:01

    Heaven help Botswana....Malema giving ADVICE??????!!!

      tailormade - 2011-08-01 11:28

      Muzi, I have a question: Why is the democracy in South African accepted...but not the democracy in Botswana? This is blatant double standards by your dearest JuJu in that democracy is only good enough if it suits the needs of a certain group. Thus, let's apply JuJu and your logic: It's time that we invite a delegation from Egypt so that they can come and teach us how to overthrow a government that's not doing its job.

  • adrian - 2011-08-01 08:03

    Julius, you have no idea what you are talking about, You will come up against a real leader in Botswana. Ian Khama will not stand for your nonsense...... He is a well educated man who leads by example, and as a country we are proud of him..

  • guildunfour - 2011-08-01 08:10

    Now destabliziing other countries. Hopefully this will lead to a warrant of arrest by International Criminal Court, then we don't even need to have the fat pig sitting in prison here. Or the CIA or similar take some remedial action, whichever comes first. Problem solved.

  • Dal68 - 2011-08-01 08:14

    The youth of the anc needs a BIG hiding!!! They are solely responsible for racism in SA.

  • Zenzele - 2011-08-01 08:15

    This parasite has misguided political views, he sis mentally disturbed he needs help. Now he is on Botswana. Whom does he think he is ? He has now gone too far, he needs to be tamed.

      Simon - 2011-08-01 13:28

      This is it. this fella has gone too far. Baphi abathakathi?

      Zion - 2011-08-01 16:35

      True Zenzele, He is just as mad as Charles Manson, That ouk called himself Charles Son of Man (Christ) He is still locked up somewhere in the USA and will die behind bars.

  • Marcus Westin - 2011-08-01 08:16

    LOL! Wow, amazing! One can just wonder what incredible intelligence and knowledge Malema and the ANCYL will bestow on Botswana. The are so lucky! (Is this an April fool's joke article?)

  • Pieter - 2011-08-01 08:19

    Bye bye Botswana

      adrian - 2011-08-01 15:13

      Bye bye malema

  • lassie95 - 2011-08-01 08:22

    While you are there Malema, find out how it is possible that only two WHITE farmers produce 95% of all grain in Botswana!

  • shiela - 2011-08-01 08:25

    It seems the Anc is not happy with screwing up South Africa and Zim, they want to screw up the whole of Africa. God PLEASE we need some stable intervention.

  • Roman Moroni - 2011-08-01 08:25

    He-he, maybe he wanted to say: "The league planned to convene "progressive youth fornications" across Africa to "re-assert" the need for the continent's independence and economic freedom."

  • NowOrNever - 2011-08-01 08:30

    So he intends overthroughing Botswana's legal government. Treason???

      Totman - 2011-08-01 08:42

      No, I think the word you looking for are terrorism. Treason will more apply to one's own country. It seams he red Hitler's memos how to stretch your influence to control more land. Remember Mr. Malema this is not Boputhatswana. It is Botswana. If you stir enough you will be shot on sight.

  • bill - 2011-08-01 08:31

    " undermining the african agenda" - means they are honest and efficient and not racist.

  • Figjam - 2011-08-01 08:32

    Eish! What about all that rhetoric condemning interference in the affairs of a sovereign state? Or is it ok so long as you are the one doing the interfering? Two-face twazzer Malema doing it again. The Botswana Police should arrest this delegation at the port of entry and send them home forthwith.

  • Cherelynn - 2011-08-01 08:39

    Why must alema teach Botswana a lesson? Botswana is functioning very well, they deal with crime correctly, no corruption etc. He wants to medal in where it's got nothing to do with him. Look what he did to Swaziland. Butt out MALEMA, concentrate on your financial indisgressions rather than trying to ruin another country.

  • Deon Botha - 2011-08-01 08:39

    Yes, Botswana has it wrong. 8.6% GDP growth sounds real wrong to me. I prefer liberated economies like Zimababwe. why can we never learn?

  • rurapente - 2011-08-01 08:39

    wahahahahaha

  • Syndrome - 2011-08-01 08:39

    What a scumbag

  • Thabo Matwabeng - 2011-08-01 08:41

    Let's just look at this from Botswana's point of view: foreigners are coming into the country to consolidate the opposition to effect a change in government. Maybe we should invite a delegation from Germany to come consolidate our opposition so that we can effect a change in government.

      InternetMan - 2011-08-01 15:52

      Botswana and SA are democratic countries so i dont see your point.

      ex-pat - 2011-08-01 20:17

      Good one, Thabo. InternetMan, Germany is one of the most successful countries in Europe, despite the EU. Geddit?

  • Teflon - 2011-08-01 08:41

    Something terrible is coming in the near future. Either we fight it now or if U can run, run as fast as U can.

  • PCDP - 2011-08-01 08:42

    The only thing I can say is SCARY!!

  • william.botha - 2011-08-01 08:43

    This Pedi boy's delusion knows no bounds. I suppose next up is USA's space agency. Malema will teach them how to build the next generation of space vehicles.

  • 24JD - 2011-08-01 08:48

    Botswana, look at South Africa, it is a mess. Run, run as far away from the ANCYL as you can!!!!!!!

  • Ian - 2011-08-01 08:49

    hopefully they will get taken out on the way

  • dollypeg - 2011-08-01 08:51

    I hope Botswana chucks him out as an interfering no-good...

  • Foncused - 2011-08-01 08:52

    Oh boy... here we go again... every single time the pressure is on Malema he creates a diversion and everyone runs off in the new path he sets. Come on people... Botswana is and extremely well run disciplined country... he simply won't get away with anything there... In the meantime... lets get back on focus and get to the bottom of the trust fund!!

      InternetMan - 2011-08-01 15:54

      Yeah its amazing how such a seemingly childish social mechanic can be used to fool an entire country well enough for it to work.