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Malema won't take ANC to court

2011-11-13 22:27

Johannesburg - Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema would never take the ruling party to court, he told Carte Blanche in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

"I will appeal to the NDC [National Disciplinary Committee]...and if I lose then I will appeal to the ANC NEC [national executive committee...or if that fails then I will petition the national congress of ANC," Malema said in the interview which was recorded before the announcement of his suspension last Thursday

"I have no problem...I have followed all the proper channels...I will never take ANC to court...if the appeal fails, then I will accept that it will be the end of my political career."

Malema was removed as president of the league after he was found guilty of provoking serious divisions within the ANC and bringing the party into disrepute.

"My blood is black, green and gold. Even if I am expelled, I will remain a member and loyal supporter of the ANC. I was born an ANC member," he told his interviewer.

He said the charges against him were "unjustified" and that he had done all he could to present a good case to the committee.

Controversial

Also he was not in a contest with President Jacob Zuma adding he did not regard himself as a controversial figure.

"I am not in contest with Zuma. I willl never be...I don't know what controversy means..."

His comments in recent years about "killing for Zuma" were taken out of context.

"When I said that about President Zuma, it was not about my personal relationship with him...I am not his special friend...I don't even have his cellphone number."

Malema said he had no intention of becoming president of South Africa.

"That position is very complicated...even if the movement gives me a mandate to do it...let me not be disloyal to the movement...I will say this is too big for me."

He said he always wanted to be in the ANC to help and teach people.

Mineral resources

The contentious politician, who was recently named one the most powerful young people in Africa by Forbes, said he was fighting for mineral resources to be shared in South Africa.

"The real enemy is white monopoly capitalists...white dictatorship is what is happening today...tell me I am wrong...then I will accept.

"The gap between rich and poor is widening...it is racialised and sexist...it is only white men who are becoming richer, not even white females...that will never be allowed," he said.

Whites

Asked if he hated white people, Malema said: "No, I never did too much [sic]...They have got a special place in our hearts. They have a contribution to make in this country."

Malema wanted expropriation of land without compensation.

"We want to expropriate from those who own the land to give to the public...The government has got a right to expropriate. We need this land."

In response to a question, he noted that nationalisation was not an ANC policy.

"Who said it was an ANC policy...if it was an ANC policy we [the league] would not have proposed it."

The nationalisation issue would be discussed at the ANC Mangaung conference next year, he said. On the issue of tenders, Malema said: "I have never manipulated tenders. I am a politician. I know the game.

"The public protector has investigated companies linked to me before. I have not done anything wrong.

"If there is a reported allegation of corruption, let the game be open."

Comments
  • Sad Sack - 2011-11-13 22:45

    To late for ass creeping, I wonder if the body guards were also suspended.

      VusiMabaso - 2011-11-13 23:16

      Yes Sad Sack, let us see how big the mouth is now that the money will dry up! Sad interview though. Scary to think people actually follow him. He talks about his liberation fight. This man is 9 years older than me and I ask myself where has he been since 1994? On what planet is he living and does he actually know at all what freedom is? He is shackled in a past he wasn't even part of.

      Herman - 2011-11-13 23:27

      He tried so hard to try and sell his false love to the whities. If he had only but a bit of real education and knowledge of the true whites in SA who wants SA to grow and become a true power in the world, then he would have had influence. He knows his star has imploded and in his cause has brought some big league anc players down. He will now face the law and no business man or politician wants to be in his corner.....going down big time. @Vusi, read your article, gr8 insight and very respectful written, congrats, you have a gr8 future ahead of you.

      cjsmit.christo - 2011-11-13 23:58

      Suddenly singing another tune, I know why, you know why. It is too late now, you failed miserably in trying to manipulate,crash and burn this country, "You wannabe dictator". We, the real people of South Africa, the blacks, whites, browns and every single one who loves this country will not let you destroy it like your buddies Mugabe and Ghadaffi. We will fight for a better South Africa and work together to accomplish it everyday. You have set our nation back a few years and now is the time for all of us to come together and show each other that we care, appreciate, understand each other. If I had one wish it would be for you to have a few more braincells for a day to see how much damage you had done to this country that you say you love and how pathetic and wrong your actions were. Big up to everyone who made their voices heard and to the ANC for finally waking up to smell the roses. Keep on fighting the battle for what is good and right. I hope this sends a strong message to government to stop all corruption and start spending the money where it is needed, Build houses, schools and focus on service delivery like you promised for the people who need it. We need a strong, honest and decisive government to get this country back on track. Now, since you changed your tune Bubu, get ready to face the music.

      malusi - 2011-11-14 06:15

      @ vusi. "he is shackled in a past he wasn't even part of". trust me buddy he very-much a part of that history. a child born today still lives that history. apartheid is still alive, myt not be law but we stll live in apartheid. white privilege still defines south africa. vusi dude you can change your name dude but it doesn't make you black.

      yolie.Landa - 2011-11-14 08:12

      @Vusi, do you honestly believe he only relied on the R25000 he gets sfrom ANC? the man is building a 16 mil rand house. He will not be bankrupt, and it is sad

      Jeff - 2011-11-14 08:31

      The frightening thing is that he said that they were told from a young age that whites are to blame for their dilemma and whites own everything in the land and that must be taken away from them and shared. Nothing is mentioned by the racist anc that they must WORK for what they have. Is it any wonder that they murder the whites like flies?A fairy godmother/sangoma will not wave a magic flag and the money falls from heaven.

      Koos - 2011-11-14 12:59

      @malusi.... yes.... just a pitty its used more by blacks than whites...... neh?

  • beanaroo - 2011-11-13 23:04

    "I don't know what controversy means" THAT explains a lot. hehe

  • khumbulani.vane - 2011-11-13 23:12

    The press must say what Malema is saying, without qouting there and there. Anyway Malema have a point, we really need to look at these issues.

      susan.greyling - 2011-11-13 23:13

      "Malema have a point"? Is there more than one person living in his body? You're referring to him in plural.

      VusiMabaso - 2011-11-13 23:38

      @susan.greyling It is because of people like you and Malema that we have difficulty bringing this country together as one. This man that has commented on here has every right to say whatever he wants, incorrect grammar or not. Don't belittle people if you want to move the country forward. You too will reap the benefits of your attitude, like Malema will!

      Ryan - 2011-11-14 00:12

      @ Vusi .. you have a point but often any agreement and support others have for Malema (as well as any other foolhardy statements unrelated to Malema) gets people's shackles up.

      Dean Kenad - 2011-11-14 03:42

      @vusi Susan wasnt ridiculing him, she just pointed out the fault in that statement qha.

      pretoriawebdesigner - 2011-11-14 08:00

      Susan and Dean you are both being shortsighted and foolish. If you were to communicate in Isizulu or Seswati would you do it fluently. South Africans that expect perfect English or Afrikaans from people that have a different first language are morons. The sad thing is that they are too stupid to see how much damage they cause to the goal of unity.

      yolie.Landa - 2011-11-14 08:18

      Vusi, as much as this is not an english gramma class Susan has a right to correct someone if they are grammatically incorrect. You want to bring the country together but u cant correct them where people have mistakes? I doubt it is the country i want to live ion if that is the case...

      yolie.Landa - 2011-11-14 11:20

      hahaha, typo Janine... I see this has now become a grade 4 english grammar class.

      Lebo - 2011-11-14 11:42

      "Asked if he hated white people, Malema said: 'No, I never did too much'.." That's not what he said, I watched the show, his exact response was "No, I love them...too much" lol

      pwcrook - 2011-11-14 12:50

      I agree strongly with @Henno. The reason why Malema has risen in the ANC is by aggressively speaking on the very real issue of racial inequality - even though his logic is exceptionally flawed many impoverished and uneducated people see him as a radical solution to solve this problem. What South Africa needs is a strong black leader who is able to address these issues with logical and thought-out arguments... Can't understand why such a political figure has yet to appear... Corruption maybe?

  • Marcel - 2011-11-13 23:14

    Then he got sacked.... HellYeah!!!

  • Ian - 2011-11-13 23:17

    why dont you petiton johnny walker oops no fat boy johnny was white, hard luck

  • boby.mafi - 2011-11-13 23:21

    This guy is a bit dangerous, what does he mean he is not a politician? He is not in a contest with Zuma....what the hack is this guy doing going about saying Motlhanthe 2012?We have a confused fraudster masquerading as a politician by his own admission lol!The ANC's first judgement was spot on this youth needs a bit of education and discipline.

  • brettcch - 2011-11-13 23:22

    I have diligently read just about every Julius Malema quote in the press. He's not my favourite, to be delicate, but if the devil you know is, well, known, then maybe we should get behind an ANC leader who is not afraid of being unpopular. Can he really do worse?

  • boatmedic - 2011-11-13 23:26

    So, as long as he appeals, he will get a salary? Mmmmmmmmm. So in other words he will earn salary for the next 5 years...... That seems very comforting. That should happen to murderers as well. As long as you appeal you don't have to go to jail..... All this is only a news drama with no action. Just like Chuck Norris...

  • tony_soprano - 2011-11-13 23:35

    Alien vs Predator politics the theatrical spectacle between the ANC and fatman Malema carries on. Just one thing Juju for the record what happened to "The gloves are off","Let the enemy enjoy,but that victory will not last","Real leaders of the ANC must now stand up in defence of the ANC" and all that other garbage you muttered out on SAFM the other day? My understanding is that your hometown Polokwane is a much better town now that the fool is suspended.Divisive character Malema sowed racism and political intolerance and sadly there is no cure for these antics of yours. Bearing in mind too Juju that you still being investigated by the anti-corruption unit over allegations of irregularities in the awarding of government contracts to companies in your home province of Limpopo. First come clean on these and then come back into civilized society.

  • Shoe - 2011-11-13 23:37

    Wow! So much committment and dedication to the movement and struggle for equality. He's such a treu hero. Reminds one of Gaddaffi and his love for Lybia; Castro's for Cuba; and Mugabe's for Zimbabwe.

      VusiMabaso - 2011-11-13 23:58

      Empty words Shoe...all his words are empty. He is VERY rough around the edges and to save himself, he should get out of the limelight, get his degree and start living his life. He is on a planet of his own. He looked like a high school boy tonight not knowing what the next lie would be that he has to tell after he has been caught doing something wrong, because now he has to tell the whites he likes them, the ANC he is devoting his life to them, and if Mugabe was part of this particular subject, he would have had to please him as well. So has been ANC politics. Trying to be too many things to too many people! But like Malema the ANC is busy destroying themselves because they no longer know what they stand for and neither does he. What liberation is he talking about? Are we living in the same country? But he has found the soft target of this country. If you live in a shack and there is no food, you will believe anything as long as it brings you hope. He is the country's Lotto Machine with numbers that will never come up for the people!

  • Mapunapuna - 2011-11-13 23:48

    wht i lk abt dump Malema is dat he dont dispute hes charges,(as dey were well stated by ndc) bt he kip on talking abt ada thingz, if sm1 can tel him dat he was not charged for raising economic freedon...he must stop use poor to destroy ANC, along wth Tokyo.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2011-11-14 00:12

    Can someone pls upload the carte Blanche program on you tube because I live in the uk.we would all appreciate it.

      cjsmit.christo - 2011-11-14 00:29

      Done

      pws69 - 2011-11-14 07:42

      Mario, the full, unedited, interview is available on carteblanche.co.za

  • John - 2011-11-14 00:24

    I would have loved to ask the pertinent question on his expropriation BS that there is no money to pay the landowner for the land. According to this Lump of Lard, land should be given by the owner at cost to the poor as there are no money to pay the expected market value ....... so please explain the billions that has gone missing through expropriation by your cronies, Lardboy?!

  • j.c.s.mailbox - 2011-11-14 00:54

    @ News24: Please do South Africa a favour and get another main caracter for your main news, your secondary news and your sport news, your financial news and your science news and your riligious news. MALEMA IS HISTORY, OK.!!!!

      tony_soprano - 2011-11-14 02:45

      Poor people in South Africa are fascinated by his outlandish statements,which in turn sell newspapers and draw listeners.News24 will lock down and go out of business had it not been for fools like Malema and others making & stealng the headlines. His loud-mouthed,uncouth,racist reputation gets him plaudits from the media and will prompt him to asked you:Do you know who I am? Julius Malema had been featured on almost every front page profile news article since 2008,from the Mail and Guardian to the Sunday Independent,to numerous radio interviews which included Talk Radio 702 and Five FM. Poverty,inequalities and unemployment are serious issues in South Africa along with all other important matters,but these issues need not to have a spokeperson who is as destructive and hypocritical as Malema was.Young people need a better & respected 'youth role model' than the uneducated & misguided fatboy Malema. Remember poverty in itself is not a sin,being imprisoned & trapped by poverty is the biggest sin.Do something positive about a negative & bad situation is the motto.Without leaving yourself twiddling to your natural reaction to an overwhelming situation

  • Thandi - 2011-11-14 05:44

    I watched that interview with great amusement, with fatboy telling blatant lies and trying to recover a bit of credibility. Does this cretin think that the general population is as stupid and ignorant as his mindless followers, and that anyone with an ounce of common sense was taken in by his garbage. He cannot expect to sprout hatred and negativity to one audience, then try to appease another audience with his false utterings.

      Danielle - 2011-11-14 06:34

      Very well said! I think he assumes that all black South African's are uneducated and stupid. Maybe is he actually gives the youth more credit in terms of their potential to achieve without being spoonfed- he would have a much larger audience. All he does is fire up racial tension which all decent South Africans have tried to move past for over a decade!

  • Had - 2011-11-14 06:25

    "The gap between rich and poor is widening...it is racialised and sexist...it is only white men who are becoming richer, not even white females...that will never be allowed," he said. Helloooo - what about Motsepe, Ramaphosa, Sexwale, the black politicians, tenderpreneurs and of course Malema himself. This guy never stops talking c$$p.

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2011-11-14 06:29

    Came accross as not very bright on the interview. He does not seem to understand quite how he'll implement his "great" ideas to achieve equality. A politician sure - but if he ever leads the country (which he denies is his ambition?) - I hope some intelligent people do the real leading. He appears to have a very simplistic view of life.

  • Tsundzuka - 2011-11-14 06:31

    You will be fine Juju, u gt businesses and degrees so whatever wishes people may have, it will never decide ur future.

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2011-11-14 06:59

    You a has been Malema. Walk away before u become the laughing stock of Africa.

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2011-11-14 07:03

    I would have asked a few more pertinent questions - like how does he feel about his beloved ANC spending R100 million on a party when our hospitals are begging Carte Blanche and the private sector for help to aquire essential equipment. How do him and his bling bling freinds justify such exceptionally lavish lifestyles while the poor they "represent" live in squallor. Why does he need a R16 million mansion, R250 watch etc - could he rather not donate even half the money and build a school somewhere (Malema Primary!), would that not show honest concern for those he claims to represent. A bit of a joke how he tried to come accross "reasonable" in the interview. His only gripe with white monopoly capital is he wants it for himself and his cronies - it is clearly nothing to do with "sharing" looking at the way his ANC elite cronies and himself live. He loves us - ha ha ha ha ha!

      Jeff - 2011-11-14 08:41

      Agreed. The interview was rigged. Only certain questions were allowed to be asked. I've lost all respect for Carte Blanche.

  • Elle-Black - 2011-11-14 07:13

    Some people really need to learn the hard way,he had to be kicked out first before he started talking like a normal human being. Nothing wrong with raising your view points becuase our constitution allows it,but the way in which he did it was so destructive

  • Cristina - 2011-11-14 07:15

    Liar liar pants on fire!!!!

  • judilie - 2011-11-14 07:18

    corruption of our government is steeling the money of the poor masses - not the avarage white man dude!! Its not easy for the avarage white man to find a job let alone manipulate the economic system... where does he get his figures... I agree racism is still going strong in SA... some black hating white and some white hating black, but dont tell me that that is the norm.... racism can cut both ways and from what I see, for every black person that is a racist towards me there is someone being kind and good. I see racism on both sides of the fence... But what really buggles my mind is a man so corrupt and a goverment so currupt blaming other people for the troubles in this land... they must be payed minimum wages and the rest given to the poor... dont have an expensive birthday party - hand out food parcels to the poor.... they are stealing from the poor!!

  • Lauden Kirk - 2011-11-14 07:25

    Well played!!! Don't cut off that feeds you

  • Koos - 2011-11-14 07:36

    "charges against him were "unjustified"" "wanted to be in the ANC to help and teach people" "We need this land." "The real enemy is white monopoly capitalists...white dictatorship is what is happening today...tell me I am wrong...then I will accept" The majority of the Soshanguwe people will tell you. 1. The charges was very much justified. Otherwise you would NOT have been charged! 2.Wants to teach people - about what? Revolution? Hate speech? Taking land without compensation? Hate? Let us rather learn people to stay away from corruption and to work together for a better country. I would help to learn people to work together and to learn to understand economic principles. To farm for a profit! You are wrong - it's been proven - and the ANC's national congress will confirm that. Please accept as you state - the only statement that makes sense.

  • Sterling - 2011-11-14 08:11

    The YL in Germany tried to attack Hitler and he had their leaders removed. However, just like Zuma, they were the ones that played a major role in bringing Hitler to power.

  • Nigel - 2011-11-14 08:14

    you can't believe a word this idiot says, I will be happy when he is reduced to size & the media stop giving him attention, he will become a nothing along with his co conspirators Winnie Mandela, Tokyo Sexwale & Falike Mbalula.

  • JMan - 2011-11-14 08:48

    News24...I watched CB last night, and some of your (sics) are wrong.

  • Chirpy - 2011-11-14 10:30

    Actually Fatboy, your blood's YELLOW!

  • Bantsijang - 2011-11-14 10:38

    "I will appeal to the NDC [National Disciplinary Committee]...and if I lose then I will appeal to the ANC NEC [national executive committee...or if that fails then I will petition the national congress of ANC," Malema

      yolie.Landa - 2011-11-14 11:31

      classic. and he remains the member of ANC even if they can take the ANC card away. "we will remain loyal to ANC"

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