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Malema uses 'death, misery for comeback'

2012-08-31 22:16

Pretoria - Expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema is using death and misery in an attempt to make a comeback to mainstream politics, Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) president Sdumo Dlamini said on Friday.

"That boy is walking on the bodies of all the people who were killed there [at Marikana]. He is expelled, derogatory, [a] renegade loose cannon. Who is Julius Malema?"

Dlamini was addressing a meeting of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union in Pretoria.

"I will not stop saying this, I have said it before. It was very wrong to take advantage of any people who are weak at any time to get back into the political system of this country.

"Nobody will be able to repair that boy, even doctors. I am not even affected by all his insults. I have made my point and I am still making it now."

Malema used a recent memorial service for the 34 Lonmin miners killed in Marikana, North West, to attack the government. On Thursday he arrived at the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court, where 270 Lonmin workers were appearing on charges of public violence and murder.

In a statement, the Friends of the Youth League said Dlamini was talking "nonsense".

Dlamini rubbished threats by Malema to make South African mines "ungovernable".

"Such utterances tell you that there is something wrong with that man. How can you say let us make mines ungovernable when you know that thousands of people are dependant on that economy?

"Something has gone wrong with his head, only that no one has taken him to a [mental] institution to have him certified. Something is also wrong in the heads of the so-called Friends of the Youth who believe their fortunes will turn through such a person," Dlamini said.

Describing Malema as "fired and condemned", Dlamini said he had become the mouthpiece of people trying to propagate chaos in South Africa.

Self defence

On Thursday, Malema promised to make all mines in the country ungovernable.

"We are going to lead a mining revolution in this country... We will run these mines ungovernable until the boers come to the table," he told workers at the troubled Aurora mine in Grootvlei, Springs.

"We want them to give you a minimum wage of R12 500. These people can afford R12 500. Mining in South Africa amounts to trillions of rands."

Regarding negotiations at the troubled Lonmin mine, Dlamini said there were ongoing discussions for all parties to sign a peace agreement, probably on Tuesday.

"We need to sign a peace accord where everybody will commit to stability, peace and condemn violence. They [the aggrieved miners] need to leave all those sharp objects," he said.

Dlamini said the policemen who opened fire on the workers on 16 August had acted in self defence.

"I am not even trained as a police [officer], but I can tell you that if you come to me, carrying a spear and I have a gun, I will defend myself. You would die a very foolish death if you do not defend yourself," he said to applause.

"It is a crime to go around carrying a sharp object. If you want a peaceful strike, leave the dangerous weapons at home. We are not ashamed to say this."

Regarding assertions by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), that it had been sidelined and therefore would not take part in the government-brokered peace accord, Dlamini said the newly-established union was lying.

"Yesterday they ran away [from the negotiations]. That man they call president [of Amcu] is now lying that they were locked [out]. It's a lie, they walked out," said Dlamini.

Comments
  • des.cider - 2012-08-31 22:45

    We must reserve death and misery for his next move onward! Where are the contracts?

      nina.ignjatov - 2012-09-02 21:00

      Malema causing S$@7 again!!! He is the cause of this all and the new Union!!! Bet you majority of the protesters are Thugs, Malema needs to be arrested soon!!! I would too shoot if I was confronted by the thugs with a spear. To protest you do not need a spear if it was going to be peaceful!

  • iceman196 - 2012-08-31 22:50

    make your move anc, take him out, plenty of black ops boys who can do it for you

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-09-01 08:45

      Nope. If he get's "taken out" he becomes a martyr. Yuck - imagine that!

      nicola.carstens.5 - 2012-09-18 16:29

      Rather a dead martyr than a martyr preaching this nonsense from prison... his words carry more weight then, in my opinion.

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-08-31 22:53

    Cosatu is no different. and they should all from every political spectrum note that we have all by now become immune to the flowry language. The impact of such language is soooo yesteryear and communist/stalinist inspired propaganda. In this country we are sinking into a economic graveyard - how! that's quite some powerful language - I retract my statement above provided you take my language serious. The graveyard is being - no wait, let me rather retire from this site for now as it seems that my wine drinking is about to allow me to match that of the Vavis and Blades in creative linguistics.

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-08-31 22:55

      It is very cheap wine. There the politicians have it a bit more lucky but the results are exactly the same.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-08-31 22:57

    Dlamini was addressing a meeting of the Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union in Pretoria. Is Dlamini ensuring the support and protection of the police, as he and his cronies are hopelessly out of favor with the mine workers, his blatant lies about AMCU running away from talks, he also misses the fact that NUM was also asked by the workers not to be included in the talks. However the cover up surrounding the LONMIN massacre grows larger as the tails begin to wag the dog, while Casatu leaders start to play the political game accusing Malema of trampling on the bodies of dead miners, while he, Dlamini supports the police involvement in the massacre,(even if it were self defense, this still need to be investigated) yet he claims this as truth it only goes to show more possible proof that he and his cronies were involved in setting things in motion allowing killings to happen. Num/Casatu leaders are directly involved because they have been loosing members in the thousands, they therefore conspired to set up the workers occupying 'Wonderkop' ....AMCU members The ANC/Casatu Alliance in partnership with privateers, tainted with conflicts of interests sought to serve themselves, for their own gains Not the workers, nor the public but themselves. The ANC/Casatu and Alliance has blood dripping from their hands and they dare to continue to point fingers at a lone-wolf who is scavenging for drops of blood falling from the hands of the people who ordered police to shoot2kill!

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-01 00:21

      Language too flowery. This is 1012. We all have advanced a bit.

      Thanduxolo Galada - 2012-09-01 00:29

      Standing ovation analysis albeit speculation but resonates with me esp. hidden agenda. When he's with the miners he'll spin a different story! The Fking sell out.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-09-01 07:08

      But don't ignore the fact that Malema is scavenging for drops of blood. That is just as evil. The whole lot of them are evil. I do like Dlamini's words about Malema though, they are very true, regardless of how twisted Cosatu is.

      raymond.romans.5 - 2012-09-03 11:17

      Maybe some of us Crracker. I thought it was 2012.

  • heathway.master - 2012-08-31 23:08

    All one needs to do is to listen to classic radio business review between 18h00 - 19h00 each evening, to hear how foreign capital is fleeing the country in the billions of rands. Julius’s moronic mutterings are hurting the mining industry big time, and will lead to the shedding of thousands of jobs. Well done Julius, you will eventually be credited with destroying this countries mining industry single handidly. Once the jobless, homeless and starving start a major revolt and revolution, you can always be at the front wearing your ridiculous green Che Guevara beret, leading the ignorant and mindless mobs, to finish the job of destroying whatever is then left of our fragile economy.

      prof.coetzee - 2012-08-31 23:31

      i too listen to the relatable program, and the shocking truth of your words leave me cold, when considering that foreign investors are simply withdrawing at a rate likend only to that of the withdrawl by the healthy from the plauged, very troubling indeed.

      prof.coetzee - 2012-09-01 08:14

      although i do agree that the primary incentive behind investment is essentially aimed at procuring profit in return, i do not agree with your hypothesis that 'the one loss of one is the gain of another' attributable to the replacement of the former by the latter, as the fundamental rationale for the withdrawl of an investor essentially sends a stern warning to others that while investment may appear desireable in the interim, your capital is essentially jeapordised on the long run ... a warning that all main stream and worthwhile investors reciprocally heed, consequently resulting in increasingly deminished investment and ultimately complete withdrawl by any remaining investors to the extent that an economy simply collapses, as in the case with certain other african countries for example zimbabwe ...

      ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-09-01 10:05

      @Thanduxolo Galada you have no idea of what you are talking about. Billions of dollars has been lost in the last few days in the mining sector. Both East and West are seeing SA as a risky place to do business and so new projects (read employment) is lost. Due to investment risk increasing SA will be downgraded for investment risk. The Government (ANC) will be required to pay billions more in interest to service loans, less money to spend on the poor. Lets take Lonmin as an example, their overdraft facility (yes they owe money) is dependent on the share price (which has been destroyed) calling the overseas banks to call back for their loan ($700 million). So Lonmin will have to cancel new work and perhaps close down some major operations. Great for the poor.

      ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-09-01 10:18

      @prof.coetzee I agree with your general sentiment. With risk increasing to a certain point, these "white knights" of Thanduxolo Galada will not be allowed to invest (risk management)even if they wanted to. His comments propose either nationalization or "look East". If his wish is East then I suggest he starts investing in body bags.

      classwar.trotsky - 2012-09-01 11:20

      Refer to the Freedom Charter.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-09-01 12:26

      @thanduxolo, well if the F off like you wish for, who is going to employ the 1,000,000 people left without a job, please share with us your plan, because I dont think you have any idea of what you are talking about.

  • prof.coetzee - 2012-08-31 23:15

    by insinuating that politicians and government officials (such as malema himself) essentially act to protect 'whites' (sic) - aka the mine management - in order to secure their own interests, and subsequently then allude to 'the boers' (sic) - aka also the minemangement - that has to come to the negotiation table, he himself essentially clearly defines the fundamental context for the lyrics to the song 'shoot the boer', as being completely synonymous with 'shoot the white'; which incidentally as an act of contempt of court, was once again sung upon his arrival at the mine earlier this week ... just a thought ...

      jakes.cakedregs - 2012-09-01 05:30

      Could not have put it better meself, Prof. You're sharp!

      Cuteandbronzed - 2012-09-07 22:45

      Has anyone picked up a gun yet? Just asking? You dont really think blacks should like you do you? I mean think about it, your the reason they had to struggle so much, just thnk about

  • july.radebe - 2012-08-31 23:15

    Cosatu(sdumo) is now turning his back against miners, if he is a real leader he should hav went there at marikana to tell miners to leave sharp weapons at home before instead blaming them now, where was he at tht time? Bcos miners carried those object for more than 2days bfore the shooting took place. Come on Sdumo leave Malema alone

      sydney.matubandlela - 2012-09-01 00:01

      He didn't go to speak to them coz they were not gonna listen to him, they belong to the new union Amcu which is not part of COSATU,

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-01 00:24

      Only AFTER the shooting did Malema make an appearance. Some analogy to the Aurora mine debackle. Malema now shows his face to the workers there 4 years down the line.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-09-01 07:16

      Why leave Malema alone? He is feeding off the blood of dead miners? Sies.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-09-01 12:52

      even us whiteys know that the Marikana violence was instigated by Amcu. Cosatu (NUM) were being ambushed by Amcu, if you dont know this, then maybe you should find out the facts before commenting.

      Cuteandbronzed - 2012-09-07 22:46

      Whatever the new struggle is here , see and we always use force, you should know your black. You know the rules black south african does this not smell like a struggle for freedom? Your not the only one that wants a good life the other blacks as well, and umm this economy cant hold too many, so Malema must umm do his things

  • tshepisogodfrey.motsumi - 2012-08-31 23:16

    The strategy o AMCU is to use violence, lies,intimidations and etc to gain its popularity, Now if you suggest peace, engagements or any peaceful way to them, its like you tempering with their strategy and they wont agree. ou can forget AMCU will never talk peace because thats how they gain teir support.

  • rudi.strydom2 - 2012-08-31 23:23

    and so are you mr Dlamini...so are you!

  • khanyisile.mkhize.14 - 2012-08-31 23:26

    I think we should visit Malema's farm workers and see if they are getting R 12 500.

      SharonE - 2012-08-31 23:31

      Good point. Wasn't there a story not so long ago about his gardener who worked 2 months without getting a penny in wages?

      boltonbarry - 2012-08-31 23:51

      They probably are paying him to work on his farm

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-01 00:59

      Work? Work? That's a swear word! It must all be for freeeeee!

      brian.muzofa - 2012-09-01 01:16

      a farm , a mine, and a spaza shop are all different

      jakes.cakedregs - 2012-09-01 05:23

      Well said, Khanyisile!

      kndobe - 2012-09-01 09:13

      Maleme does not make more than 2 billion per year in profits

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-09-01 12:57

      he didnt even bother to pay his garden boy, he would F**ck his workers over so bad if he had a mine, even worse than the Zuma family did at Aurora. I still think the ANC govt should give him a small farm, so that he can show us how he would do things, its easy to talk, talk, talk,,,, talk is cheap, lets see if this idiot can put his money where if huge fat mouth is.

      luke.dekoker - 2012-09-01 13:30

      kndobe & DubulaAmanzi, it does not matter how many people you employ or how much turnover/profit you make, if you employ a person you pay him..In the real world where one invests & create jobs you should commend those who do so, unfortunately this excludes the fat-boys/cats, zuma's & mandela's families (aurora) who take it all and don't care about paying workers.

      Cuteandbronzed - 2012-09-07 22:49

      Your not the only black only black thats needs a good life, the rest want it as well.

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-09-01 00:07

    Well, Dlamini, your Cosatu uses ANYTHING to drive home their agenda -- even things like artwork of Zuma in flagrante or unwalled toilets. So, your Cosatu outfit is different to Juju, how?

  • meshack.letswalo - 2012-09-01 00:24

    Police members who fired on Marikana members are popcru members, a cosatu affiliate. The same striking workers who were shot at and survived will all be queuing in the next elections to vote ANC. Stupid idiots

      crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-01 00:29

      And how do you know that? It is one thing to support a political cause but one should be careful with the facts.

  • kasper.mbayi2 - 2012-09-01 00:25

    My question to our gorvenment: Who Allows malema to go up

  • mthetheleli.ntshobololo.1 - 2012-09-01 01:21

    Ican't blv this comes from the president of cosatu, but we will remind you your own words one day.

  • mncedi - 2012-09-01 01:44

    It seem everyone including Mr Dlamini is obsessed on what Julius is doing or is an opportunist! Just a reminder to Mr Dlamini, our president did visit the miners after the death of the 34. He promised them that he will speak with the employers about the R12.500 they want That was shown on ntional tv If the president meant what he said perhaps by now he has answers. Why is not going back to give feedback? As for Juju he promised them he will get them lawyers and he delivered on that I suppose! Hence the lowyers are asking the detained miners to be released. \r\n.

      krish.reddy.104 - 2012-09-02 22:04

      12500-00 . I worked for 45 years and never earned even half of what the miners are claiming.

  • Butibuti - 2012-09-01 02:18

    Mr. President did you really said that? Am I really a member of this union? Comrades I think we've lost it. \r\n\r\nHow I wish to have the ANC that puts the peoples interests first. Someone please save us from people such as this.

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-09-01 03:21

      Simple, don't vote for them, not rocket science FFS!

  • Mbavhalelo - 2012-09-01 03:37

    If Dlamini was not afraid of Julias he would not hv said anything abt him. So Dlamini u support de shooting of poor workers with life ammunition just bcos dis ppl are tired of ur NUM n hv defected cos u do not deliver. COSATU is failing cos even in de grassroots dey are bribable. Dlamini 2 me u are just a self centered man who is only concerned abt who should be president of de ANC. De yng man never insulted anyone. He just stated de facts.

      moi.carla.1980 - 2012-09-03 09:06

      "shooting of poor workers" you forgot to add "who were armed to the teeth with pangas etc..."

  • normboolalor.scizaar - 2012-09-01 04:03

    Dlamini it's true hey! Well said tata. Injengobuyisho baba!

      jakes.cakedregs - 2012-09-01 05:00

      Ngiyavuma! 'Strue's njannies kuphela.

  • nramohale - 2012-09-01 04:31

    mr dlamini must thnk first, do he rily hve 2 mention malema's name, instid he's supose 2 come wit a solution 4 dis mine workers

  • comrade.shefu - 2012-09-01 04:33

    Now this is the best time for cde MalEmma to start his own ANC (M),he has all the electorate one needs to start a strong opposition party.

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-09-01 05:02

    Let there be peace in SA....a peaceful handover to the DA and others who are subscibed to moral governance!

      bryan.billy2 - 2012-09-01 05:24

      Waaaaaaaaaaaty

      michael.maluleke.14 - 2012-09-01 07:59

      Settlers to rule in our country no ways, we are suffered enough under colonisers maybe in india DA can rule not in mzansi.

      indianajohn - 2012-09-02 12:15

      Michael... then what's the ANC? Not "settlers"? Because sure as hell, they came to South Africa and settled, every bit as much as the white man did. May I remind you and your friends once again that the ANC is a political party, not a football club. Your blind support will not result in relegation, it will result in a broken country. If the DA turns around tomorrow and changes its mind on everything, do you think DA supporters will stay with them? Not a hope in hell! And that's the difference between you and me. You'll follow your "club" right off the cliff, with no ability to make your own decisions, completely blind to everything happening around you. The rest of us want what is best for our country, irregardless of who organizes it. Who cares who they are or what colour they are? YOU do, and you will get exactly what you're fighting for one day: nothing.

  • richard.lemmer1 - 2012-09-01 05:10

    I will dig the hole with my bare hands. .........

  • moremi.mmethi - 2012-09-01 05:14

    Nationalization was good check what happened at lonmin

      mdluli.vusi - 2012-09-01 06:25

      The same idiots who send the police to kill our ppl u think it could hav been better if they owned the mine.are you real.

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi - 2012-09-01 06:33

      there are mines that a closed here in mzansi,if the government want mines,why it does not open those closed mines?

  • Mihle Van Pinkie Mokza - 2012-09-01 05:31

    guys is de any one of u whos father or brother working mo de mining industry if no don't judge coz im working ko mining 29 out of 34who die i knew dem , their names nd surnames guys if u cn go underground to see what dey do ervyday u'll cry each nd ervyday of ur lives coz its only de blacks nd they're de ones who earn less white most of Dem they earn more Dan 2o thousand nd they dont even have standard 2. Politicians they talk rubbish coz dez no one of who took makarab nd went underground they talk insult each for nothing all i want to say dis people deserve more Dan 12500 coz they work hard we must not via education we drive expensive car is bcoz of Dem our CFO earns half a million per month who knows das he qaulify for the position

      nkosikhonorman.ludidi - 2012-09-01 06:31

      mihle u are talking rubbish, we police we earn less than 12000 but u decided yo fight the police,

      mant.maseko - 2012-09-01 07:01

      If we had leaders ,its pity we got hypocrites. Solution to mine wage is not labour laws,but all mine workers need to coordinate the strike and Strike together in all mines in SA to demand a standard wage. And be willing to strike two month,then JSE will be disrupted

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-09-01 11:44

      Gibberish ...? Confused fellas.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-09-01 11:47

      Are there any positive contributions you fellas would like to suggest or implement re making the country a better place? Your unions purposefully prevent youths from getting jobs as it dilutes the wages the currently employed can claim from employers. Fact.

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-09-01 05:51

    Sdumo Dlamini is not a good leader. This man must wait for investigations of the commission

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-09-01 05:54

    That's the ANC legacy, death, misery, poverty, corruption.

  • thapsta - 2012-09-01 06:08

    Come on now Malema, you were a youth league president for many yrs and during that period you did nothing at all to resolve any issues faced by mine workers.\r\n\r\ninfact u did nothing at all to resolve any issues except run your mouth. To me you are the Jerry Springler of politics, hosting a talk show with no actual solitions to ppls problems but take advantage of the poor and uneducated ppl.

      mant.maseko - 2012-09-01 06:54

      Atleast Malema is acknowledging the problem we are facing. Even though his position is forced upon him by dethrone of leadership role. My point is that those mine worker must be paid decent wage as it stated by the New growth Path,we seek implementation of those policies.

      thapsta - 2012-09-01 19:05

      we also acknowledge the problem and we are blogging about it on news24 which is no different to what malema except that he chose the print media and television. all our actions are not providing any solutions to anybody. we all know he's not interested in helping them.

      sebehMagubane - 2012-09-02 16:35

      U stupid fool, what does it mean to you to nationalise mines, is'nt that mean that Malema has all this time been involved in explotation of the poor South Africans, Read the history of Mandela's and others, many fools like u were saying it was impossible to for a black man to govern,bt here we are now fighting for the economic freedom in our life time and controlling the means of production, We will win this one too, if needs be it an ordeal we which to die for.

  • adrian.boulle - 2012-09-01 06:33

    Dlamini has hit the nail on the head about Malema. Juju needs to be put in a mental instituion.

      sebehMagubane - 2012-09-02 16:49

      Yes Mr Durbanite, you rite bcoz, Malema does not subscribe to the capitalist ideologies of the scrupulous white minority who are never tied to hog our mineral resources, go back to where you belong and leave us with our resources.

  • amos.magezi - 2012-09-01 06:39

    Are representing the workers or you a just campaigning JZ. Miners lost their lives instead of addressing this issue u a against Malema. You a not a good Leader

      joubert.tlou - 2012-09-01 06:48

      dlamini s nt a leader but nxt mnth we 'll unseat him.

  • vusi.sithole.359 - 2012-09-01 06:42

    Malema is in a political dustbin. Only the fools will follow him

  • zybt99 - 2012-09-01 06:45

    Don't know how many people have noticed that all those commenting in favour of Julius Malema seem to have grammer issues. If you don't believe me read the grade 1 insult this comment will get...

      fakazikagiso.ndlovu - 2012-09-01 07:13

      That's because english is not their first language, would you be as quick to judge a spanish speaker making english grammatical errors?

      fezile.somraba - 2012-09-01 08:38

      look here young man if u r out of order we'll call u into order.we'll nt allow ppl like u 2 silence our ppl.english is a foreign langauge 2 black ppl.those who r supporting sdumo and zuma need a special political lecture bcz they don't understand politics.if u come 2 us we'll not hesitate 2 educate u

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-01 12:35

      Fakazikagiso.ndlovu. No I certainly won't blame a Spaniard for grammatical mistakes. But this is South Africa where English is the main language. How are these people, not remotely literate in English going to manage in business or running the country?. I find it really sad that they go to school and end up like this. The Education Department has more to answer for than just not delivering school books to Limpopo. What they are teaching the youth of this country is a crime.

  • aomtshiselwa - 2012-09-01 06:46

    Can someone save our Country from these Vultures,we have lost our Police and Miners and yet some people are using the incident of Marikana for Political Gains.\r\nThese were family people and their Families are still Mourning and are trying to come to terms with what happened and what is the future bringing for the widowes and the orphans caused by the incident of those killings whether by Police or by Miners.\r\nThis needs a Peaceful solution and not a Political one.This is not a right time to point fingers at each other

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-01 12:43

      Mphotokornel. The black man wearing an Armani suit and drinking Chevas Regal while enjoying a Cuban cigar after promising poor black people a better future, a promise he has no intention to keep, that is the kind of hypocrite you want to bother about. Because that is the kind that screw you over everyday.

  • aomtshiselwa - 2012-09-01 06:49

    Can someone save our Country from these Vultures,we have lost our Police and Miners and yet some people are using the incident of Marikana for Political Gains.\r\nThese were family people and their Families are still Mourning and are trying to come to terms with what happened and what is the future bringing for the widowes and the orphans caused by the incident of those killings whether by Police or by Miners.\r\nThis needs a Peaceful solution and not a Political one.This is not a right time to point fingers at each other

  • Tshepo Mofedi - 2012-09-01 06:53

    The media does not improve fools, it provides a platform for them to display their stupidity.

  • khanya.mlozana - 2012-09-01 06:54

    so Sdumo u want to say to shoot miners at the back is a self defence? and others ran over by nyalas is self defence? Dont f forget that on that video only 12 miners were shoot dead, how did other 24 died, we want the truth mr Cosatu.

      eleanore.hill - 2012-09-01 07:53

      If you create a war like situation en some of your fighters amongst the group decide to run instead of fight with the rest of the group whilst fighting has started, chances are they could be injured in the back. You seem to forget the miners also killed at least 10 people. Chances are you only saw a part of story on video.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-01 12:46

      Eleanore hill, they were not injured in the back they were killed. Chances are you were not an eyewitness.

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-09-01 07:00

    Mr Dlamini, I have respect for you. As long as you don't change your tune when talking to a group that feels differently to you. Sir.

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-01 07:01

    You are also using death to stop him from coming back Sdumo.You are just like him! why talk about bodies something that we did not hear anyone else talk about but you!

  • hlongwanech - 2012-09-01 07:04

    sdumo ndlamini must be at the NDC to make sure that malema will not come back

  • blackdeli - 2012-09-01 07:05

    The case of kettle calling the pot black.

  • thomas.obrian.92 - 2012-09-01 07:15

    What is that classic Afrikaans saying, "S.... hom in die hol dol"

  • mant.maseko - 2012-09-01 07:21

    Should we just carry on with our lives even though mine workers get paid R4000? The Marikana saga is the failure of all the past policies starting from RDP to NGP. The worse part NGP is seen as biased to workers and acknowledges that workers need to be paid decent wage,if this policy is real biased to workers,how is it possible for 34 workers to die fighting for decent wage? Then Zuma as head Executive of the state elected by the masses failed us in executing the decent wage plan. I'm anti Malema,but zuma has failed workers. For me,the ANC Policy conference in december should just make sure the policy adopted afterward the conference is clear. Its either socialist policies or neo liberal,the hybrid doesnt work.

      zaDANgp - 2012-09-01 08:02

      What the mine workers forget to tell is that the R4000 is a basic salary. Then depending on their work, they also get a production bonus, safety bonus and underground bonus. This is a considerate amount compared to your basic salary.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-09-01 15:36

      R 4000 is better than R 0, which they will be getting soon when the mine closes, I hope it closes, then maybe u learn something, go to the far east see how its done

  • willie.dique - 2012-09-01 07:24

    Malema is only here to enrich himself.....he does not care about anybody but himself!!!!

      lebogangmable.olifant - 2012-09-01 07:45

      Dat is very much true

  • henk.tredoux.7 - 2012-09-01 08:09

    For R12.500p/m I will go and work for Malema on his farm. After a year I will start negotiating my salary increase to R37.500 a month excluding benefits. If I don't get what I want I will mobilize through "my structures"! After weeks of not going back to work my structures will help make the farm " ungovernable" I will bus in support from all my youth members at school (those that have textbooks) from across the country. In the event of a "deadlock" we will just start burning and plundering the farm and eventually just grab it (remember you have earned it through your sweat

  • Michael - 2012-09-01 08:11

    I am happy that police did not die with their guns that day, everyone would have been saying that we dont have trained police in this country!

  • peter.mokoena.31 - 2012-09-01 08:14

    Cosatu will try any excuse to shift the blame for the mess they could not resolve, yesterday it was about charging the youth league, there will be others story tomorrow for these fat cats, hence Malemas would take advantage. I see no difference between ANC,SACP and Cosatu. Same kettle different tunes, who is ruling and who is representing workers and who is a shareholder in these mines? Lost.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-09-01 08:38

    All I can see is he saw his opportunity and he climbed on the bandwagon and now he is set to destroy whatever stands in his way. Unless somebody has the guts to stand up to him, he is going to destroy everything in his path. He is like a swarm of locusts.

  • alice.liebenberg - 2012-09-01 08:39

    Malema is profiting off the black peoples misery and grows fatter by the day. Malema is ungovernable and out of contro, his sense of justice is to empower him to DICTATE to the masses, he is another DICTATOR and is using the people he claims he is fighting for as his pawns to gain more control. He has never had the priviledge of knowing how it is to struggle, so has no platform to speak from. Malema you are a bully and a coward, where were you on the day that the unfortunate incident took place, in a safe and secure environment, I am sure. When you are in the forefront with the masses ready to take a bullet for what you believe in, well you might gain a little bit of credibility. Leave the poor people alone, they are becoming poorer for listening to you. Go back to your mansion in Sandton.

  • fanie.verwey - 2012-09-01 08:44

    farkin' arsehol!

      deirdre.stier - 2012-09-01 09:04

      Don't you people who think the sun shines out of Juju's ass realise that if he became president they would starve? He is a greedy good for nothing!

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-01 08:49

    Welcome to the racial hatred news baby!

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-09-01 08:52

    i've started watching everything i can lay my hands on about this Julius Malema. i want to cringe in embarrassment - is he really that ignorant and hateful and well .... 'stoopid' ????