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Malema's conduct 'had negative impact on SA'

2011-11-10 13:11

Johannesburg - The ANC on Thursday suspended youth leader Julius Malema for five years after finding him guilty of provoking serious divisions within the party.

The 30-year-old firebrand, who did not attend the announcement of the verdict, was found guilty of three of the four charges brought against him, said Derek Hanekom, who headed a disciplinary hearing.

Malema was found guilty of disrupting a national ANC meeting and of bringing the party into disrepute by calling for regime change in democratic Botswana.

He was also found guilty of provoking serious divisions within the party by praising Thabo Mbeki, who was sacked as party leader and then ousted as South Africa's president by the ANC three years ago.

Disobedience 'undermined ANC'

"Ill-discipline is not a cure for frustration," Hanekom said. "Such disobedience undermined the effectiveness of the ANC."

Malema's conduct "would have a negative impact on international and inter-state relations, and would be prejudicial to South Africa as a whole," he added.

"In respects of the present disciplinary hearing, the respondent's membership is suspended for five years," he said.

"The respondent shall vacate his position as the president of the ANC Youth League," he said.

Malema was, however, found not guilty of sowing racism or political intolerance.

The Youth League spokesperson Floyd Shivambu was also suspended for three years over the Botswana statements as well as for swearing at a journalist, which the disciplinary hearing said had brought the party into disrepute.

Four other top Youth League officials were also found guilty on various charges, but were granted suspended sentences - meaning they retain their memberships unless they are convicted of a new offence.

The rulings mark a victory for President Jacob Zuma, who once used Malema to rally support for his campaign to remove Mbeki from power.

Malema, who once said he was ready to "kill" for Zuma, campaigned heavily for Zuma's 2009 election. But in recent years, their relations have soured, with Malema repeatedly saying that Mbeki was a better leader against "imperialist" forces.

Last year, Malema was fined for "undermining" the ANC by saying that Zuma was worse than Mbeki, and warned that he would be suspended if convicted of a new offense.

Malema could appeal the sentence, a process that could take a year.

Divisions in ANC

But analysts warned that Malema's suspension from the ANC would do little to resolve the divisions within the party.

"In recent years, the ANC has become so divided and factionalised that it afforded ample political opportunity to the young and ambitious Malema," said Fiona Forde, author of a new book about Malema.

"While Malema faces a harsh disciplinary sentence, the ANC must also take responsibility for the state of affairs that they have indulged. By and large, they have sat back these past three years and allowed this debacle to unfold," she said.

"But beyond the ANC, South Africa's socio-economic climate was also ideal for a man of Malema's populist politics to emerge. The country is dangerously divided along social and economic lines."

Steven Friedman, head of the centre for the study of democracy at Rhodes University, said that the faction of the ANC who backed Malema could easily find a new vehicle to express their populist views, on issues like nationalising mines, which Malema vocally supported.

"Malema is neither powerful nor popular. He owes his position not to massive support but to the fact that he is useful to one of the factions who are contesting for power in the ANC - the 'nationalist' or 'populist' group," he wrote in the New Age newspaper.

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Comments
  • spartan888 - 2011-11-10 13:16

    Bye Bye JUJU

      Colin Harding - 2011-11-10 13:24

      You have got it all wrong, the punishment is suspended and they have been found guilty of interrupting a meeting of the executive committee of the senior members of the ANC, all the other issues have been brushed under the carpet

      rynhardt.ferreira - 2011-11-10 13:30

      @colinaharding - Think you have it wrong. He has been suspended for 5 years. The 2 years suspension charge was for the 1st charge. So bye bye Malema indeed!!!

      VusiMabaso - 2011-11-10 13:43

      @spartan888. Yes indeed he is history. The money fountain will dry up, because people back winners and unfortunately he isn't sophisticated enough to know how he should butter his bread. You don't ask the poor for butter, do you? They don't have and neither will they have money to start the very expensive exercise of of a new Party For Poor People. South Africans, through corruption have tasted the juicy nice trimmings of capitalism and the poor will be forgotten for generations to come. But poverty is a choice one makes in life. This is a free country and if you apply your mind, you can end your own poverty.

      Renny - 2011-11-10 13:56

      Juju please send me your email address so that I can forward you the application form you requested for a job the DA. Cant believe Im saying this but well done to the ANC.

      Rob - 2011-11-10 14:23

      @Rynhardt Ferreira - Perhaps you aren't familiar with the Bill of Rights.... "Everyone has the right to life" this is also an inalianable right.... So if you want the death penalty, you will need to change the constitution, which will mean voting for the ANC so they get a 2 thirds majority.... Unfortunately you may have to say goodbye to your property as the portion of the constitution regarding property rights will probably then be changed at the same time... What you gonna do?

      Ovaprivileged_Whitey - 2011-11-10 14:38

      Race-Card Card - An unjustified knee-jerk to a supposedly unjustified knee-jerk reaction pertaining to race. The white man plays this card in order to avoid conversations on race.

      rynhardt.ferreira - 2011-11-10 14:39

      @Shonaphy - So we can start getting crime under control in this country. @Rob - Yeah, you'll keep on saying that until you lose someone to crime. Then you will change your story.

      marco.tomaso - 2011-11-10 14:49

      Two distint problems characterises South Africa democracy and they are linked together:POVERTY & INEQUALITY. Equality in layman's terms for example is when 10% of the population earns 10% of the country's income etc.Inequality is when 10% of the population earns 30% of the income or 20% earns 50% of the income. The UN rates South Africa along with Brazil as the most unequal societies in the modern world. Trouble for South Africa is that their poverty coexist alongside inequality.Even though they are two different phenomena.A country like Turkey for example has exactly the same rate per capita income as South Africa,yet they have half our rate of poverty levels.Turkey at 18% of its population whereas South Africa has 38% of its population in poverty. The ANC since 1994 had failed to combat poverty in South Africa by reducing inequality.The World Bank Global Povert Monitor says its still waiting for South Africa's poor to become less poor or to rise in equality. The ANC's goal of transforming the ownership and composition of the economy to reflect the country’s demographics more accurately has thus far worsen the situation. Under a socialist government rule the priority would be equality–in which everybody were being equally poor,but societies will collapse.Like Nyerere’s African socialism & the Soviet Union for example. Under rampant growth philosophies,combating poverty is the priority.The best example of that would be that of China,Korea,Taiwan and Malaysia.

      Shaun - 2011-11-10 15:03

      He may be on full pay for now but he is in the political wilderness. His secret fund benefators will no longer support his lavish lifestyle. That's going to destroy him more I think. Cherry on the top will be Hawks arresting him for fradulent tenderpreneurship and court finding him guilty.

      Rob - 2011-11-11 13:28

      @Rynhardt Ferreira - facts are facts, i can't change the facts even if I changed my mind.

  • Myth - 2011-11-10 13:20

    I am not so sure he undermined the effectiveness of the anc, seems more like he enhanced the ineffectiveness of the anc.

      Anthony - 2011-11-10 13:37

      What we now must hope for is that this will give the public prosecutor .the hawks and SARs the encouragement they need to have a full go at this piece of trash ----go go go

  • Franna16 - 2011-11-10 13:21

    Good times!!!

  • Riaan - 2011-11-10 13:22

    A massive win for citizenship in this beautifull country.

      Oliver - 2011-11-10 13:25

      i really couldnt agree with you more riaan!!!

      Riaan - 2011-11-10 13:27

      Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

      Matthew - 2011-11-10 13:33

      Not yet.

      Matthew - 2011-11-10 14:21

      Wait for the end result. Disinformation, propaganda and downright lies are the hallmarks of a marxist dictatorship.

  • Hector - 2011-11-10 13:24

    "...not guilty of sowing racism or political intolerance" Stating that all Whites are criminals and should be treated as such does not count as racism? mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

      Mthuthuzeli - 2011-11-10 13:27

      People of any race in SA who are trying to solve truly difficult problems have nothing to fear from chants directed at the likes of Terblanche in much the same way as Englishmen have nothing to fear from Americans singing the songs of their revolution calling for Englishmen everywhere to be put to death. (They do so , 4 July every year). The simple fact is that no people can enslave another for centuries without coming out with a notion of superiority, and when the colour and other physical traits of those peoples were quite different it was inevitable that the prejudice should take a racist form. Unfortunately, white attitudes to black people are similar to those of psychopaths: Psychopaths lack a sense of guilt or remorse for any harm they may have caused others, instead rationalizing the behavior, blaming someone else, or denying it outright.[19] Psychopaths also lack empathy towards others in general, resulting in tactlessness, insensitivity, and contemptuousness. All of this belies their tendency to make a good, likable first impression. Psychopaths have a superficial charm about them, enabled by a willingness to say anything without concern for accuracy or truth. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy

      Riaan - 2011-11-10 13:36

      ag you know what Mtuthuzeli. why don't you build a bridge and get over yourself. at least you will be BUILDING something. You have two choices. Get of your high horse, move on and be part of a South Africa that needs POSITIVE help OR you can sit in your corner and suck on your thumb, crying like a baby as your doing now. so choose.

      Johnny - 2011-11-10 13:42

      @Mthuthuzeli... WIKI-OFF !!! You search on Wikipedia under Psychopathy and apply it to white people, then I apply this to you... Go read this wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasshopper

      Tamryn - 2011-11-10 13:45

      @Riaan - BUILD something? By the sounds of it Mthuthuzeli also failed woodwork.

      Jane-francis - 2011-11-10 13:48

      Black attitudes to white people are similar to those of psychopaths: Psychopaths lack a sense of guilt or remorse for any harm they may have caused others, instead rationalizing the behavior, blaming someone else, or denying it outright.[19] Psychopaths also lack empathy towards others in general, resulting in tactlessness, insensitivity, and contemptuousness. All of this belies their tendency to make a good, likable first impression. Psychopaths have a superficial charm about them, enabled by a willingness to say anything without concern for accuracy or truth.

      StarStruck - 2011-11-10 13:48

      The 4th of July is an England celebration going back to the 17th century when a revolutionist planned the bombing of Westminister (Also known as a/the "Government") Some people just makes me laugh out loud. Mthuthuzeli my boy - thank you I needed that.

      Gustav - 2011-11-10 13:50

      I quote you Mtuthuzeli: "tactlessness, insensitivity, and contemptuousness. All of this belies their tendency to make a good, likable first impression. Psychopaths have a superficial charm about them, enabled by a willingness to say anything without concern for accuracy or truth." Sounds an aweful lot like Malema. Are you calling Malema a psychopath? Sure sounds like it.

      Cameronl - 2011-11-10 14:00

      @Mthuthuzeli - what are you on? prescription meds?, crack? tic? like I told you last time stop pulling the race card dumb ass, have you considered the possibilty that maybe just maybe it isnt about COLOUR, we live in one of the best countries in the world and it trully sucks when morons like you start shooting your mouths off and ONCE again just like a typical racist you blame another colour namely the whites! you are a fool, like the other chap said, "get over yourself" ur reminding me of a hot air balloon (full of hot air) what a you silly silly little ignoramous you. put up a picture so I can laugh at you

      Mthuthuzeli - 2011-11-10 14:09

      If the shoe fits, wear it!

      Cameronl - 2011-11-10 14:30

      @Mthuthuzeli - then im sure a nice pair of clown shoes will fit you just perfectly, using phrases wont make any difference to the fact that today you have uttered absolutely stupid irritating comments, either way you are still a moron. have a nice day

      Wynand - 2011-11-10 14:37

      @Mthuthuzeli. Apartheid was long ago and we all got over it and moved on. You should do the same. Stop playing the race card. You dwell on ancient history.

      Cameronl - 2011-11-10 14:54

      @Mthuthuzeli 49.991 million according to google and around 4 565 825 whites, do you really believe we're at blame here, whites ARE the minority here, the taxpayers in this country as of `07 a mere 5 million

      Dave - 2011-11-11 01:51

      So now I can call them "Julius" ?

  • Kolobe - 2011-11-10 13:24

    I think juju has just become bigger than mandela plus its now a good time to be choosing friends

      Anthony - 2011-11-10 13:30

      now eat him SARS now eat him hawks ( lonely i,am so lonely)

      Shivaskar - 2011-11-10 13:38

      Correct Kolobe - Mullema has become bigger than Mandela - around the stomach region!

      procold2 - 2011-11-10 14:03

      Kolobe, how do you figure this out in your pea brain,he has been suspended and i think will be investigated for corruption, my feeling he will be forgottenand you might read a little in the news of his ongoing court cases but it doesnt matter how much noise he makes future only a@@holes like you will listen to him

      Cameronl - 2011-11-10 14:56

      bigger than mandela? are you smoking crack

  • Jason - 2011-11-10 13:24

    Bit of a kick in that double chin of your hey Juju!!

  • Kit - 2011-11-10 13:27

    At last the ANC has taken positive action against this disfunctional fool. ANCYL count your blessings.

  • Johnny - 2011-11-10 13:27

    So long old "friend". Now for the Trust Fund investigation... can.t wait !!

  • Bonjo - 2011-11-10 13:30

    I was about to complain about the heat, but then I remembered to look on the bright side...no more Juju

      Johnny - 2011-11-10 14:20

      Now that I'm over Juju... I agree, damn it's hot outside !!

  • Jaco - 2011-11-10 13:30

    at this rate I’ll start voting for the anc. wait, nope, i wont. let's hope this will somehow further divide the ruling party. still credit is due i suppose.

      EttieneC - 2011-11-10 14:04

      Are you mad? Why would you want the Ruling party to focus more on itself than the problems in this country? I am NOT an ANC supporter, but it is obvious that they will stay the ruling party for a few more elections atleast. Why not wish them luck in fixing themselves up so that they can focus on what needs to be done? Your statement is nothing better than a drunkard falling off a horse... ie. Completely retarded.

      Jaco - 2011-11-10 14:18

      wow, ok. I'm talking about voters. So you dont think it'll be good for other parties to get more seats in parliament come voting time? i must be retarded then, sorry.

      EttieneC - 2011-11-10 14:22

      I just think that deviding the ANC is not the way to get more seats, rather have them try to improve as they are in power and that wont change. Untill after the next election results show that the opposition has a good chance at least. The ANC are ignoring all other parties, at this time it doesnt matter how many seats the others have, because the ANC do what they want regardless. So for now, im hoping they can do a better job, untill the time comes when they can be replaced by a party that I HOPE, will do a better job from the start. But when do you see this happening Jaco?

      Jaco - 2011-11-10 14:34

      You know, either way, I think the more representative our government is the better. Like you (thinking the ANC will better themselves), I might also be a bit naïve thinking other parties like the DA might eventually stand a chance. Look, I also only want what’s best for the country. I’m just getting a bit desperate.

      EttieneC - 2011-11-10 14:41

      There we are in the same boat Jaco. I have the view that we have yet to see what Zuma will do without this Malema dog at his heels all the time and creating chaos for him. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to be the president of a country with a wild dog like Malema in your organisation etc. I suppose all we can do is [x] DA and hope for the best from all sides ;)

      Jaco - 2011-11-10 14:56

      I totally agree and thanks for the little squabble. it was fun. signing off, Retard ;-)

  • jade.bulley - 2011-11-10 13:30

    This almost makes me feel better about the R400mill party...

      Bonjo - 2011-11-10 13:31

      Lol I hear you, same here...

      Anthony - 2011-11-10 13:56

      hahahahahahahahaha he wont be there ahahahahahahahaha.....

      Jane-francis - 2011-11-10 13:57

      They should put billboards next to all the townships with government partying it up on R400mil party...."Thank you for SA for paying for our party, sorry about the houses"

      EttieneC - 2011-11-10 14:07

      Yes and the R1.6bil or whatever aeroplanes... Now we can let the ANC waste our tax on useless stuff with a clear conscience? R2bil on a party and a plane. (R5000 per month for 33.3 Thousand poor people for a year) Great stuff! Lets party!

  • Nigel - 2011-11-10 13:30

    see ya..enjoy political wilderness...

  • Elle-Black - 2011-11-10 13:31

    Malema must understand that "here you behave or you jump" LMAO

  • tristan.kilian - 2011-11-10 13:31

    The country seems so much more beautiful today. It's citizens seem happier. All is good today.

  • Francois - 2011-11-10 13:32

    Bring the popcorn and slush the show is about to begin. Let's hope it does not turn into a soapie!!!!

  • Johan - 2011-11-10 13:33

    R.I.P JUJU

  • Cristina - 2011-11-10 13:36

    Hit the road Juju don't you come back no more no more no more no more no more, hit the road Juju and dont you come back no more!!.WHAT YOU SAY?!..(oops...singing)

      junkienuvi - 2011-11-10 14:17

      haha lmao

  • Elle-Black - 2011-11-10 13:38

    @ Mthuthuzeli the points you make are very good point I completely agree with the statement aobut some white people bahaving that way, I have seen it displayed on this very forum. However this situation has nothing to do with that. Malema is destructive and sly he uses people's suffering to his advantage just to enrich himself,honestly to move forward and get economic freedom

      Karien - 2011-11-10 14:17

      Oh, so you agree with Mthuthuzeli that white people are psychopaths? I think you should be glad that we are not, otherwise the old appartheid government would still be running! White people voted in favour of giving black people freedom to vote. Psychopaths like Hitler or Juju would not have given up their power in exchange for a larger free nation like that.

      Elle-Black - 2011-11-10 14:57

      Karien please read, I said I agree that SOME white people are. There was a guy on this forum who was happy that a seven year old black boy was in critical condition in hospital after being attacked by a dog, you tell how else you would describe that? SOME white people on this forum fuel Mthuthuzeli's beliefs and that's a fact. Luckily i know enoguh white people to know that it's not a general desease

      Mthuthuzeli - 2011-11-11 09:15

      @Elle Deny deny deny,no self awareness, psychopaths I tell you.

  • Zandile - 2011-11-10 13:40

    I am very happy of the Juju outcome. God is great. This boy has no respect for other people period.

      EttieneC - 2011-11-10 14:13

      I couldnt agree more Zandile!

  • Elle-Black - 2011-11-10 13:42

    Gerna how dare you even compare Malema to Dr Mandela? The whole world not just SA the entire world knew that Mandela was guilty of nothing at all, can the same be said for Malema? Gerna it's been accepted that Mandela was wronglfully convicted it's time you accept it

  • thokozani.dlamini89 - 2011-11-10 13:42

    Thanks Youth Votes will be gone for five years!!

      Alfred - 2011-11-10 13:44

      Yup, that's the cherry on top.

      Elle-Black - 2011-11-10 13:52

      We wont need them Thokozani,thanks anyway

      EttieneC - 2011-11-10 14:14

      Even better!

  • Brendon - 2011-11-10 13:45

    Now what poor fat boy no one loves you anymore... oh yes there are still about 150 supporters that stayed after the announcement to listen to FB whining

  • itmoyo - 2011-11-10 13:48

    But Lets look at this outside the box a little. Granted Malema is a firebrand but there is a good reason. His political ambitions were far fetched but to some extent the issues he raised regarding unemployment, nationalisation, economic fre...edom as it were, are at the core's concerns of the people. His populistic rhetoric rests in the heart of people's concerns and their voices were heard through Malema. His aspirations as a leader of the people are worth applauding although he sometimes lacked tact in addressing these issues. I would welcome him back in the political sphere. The Boy has a lot of relevance in this our democracy in SA. He needs grooming and carving him into one of the most respected politicians in the World.

      melissalarajones - 2011-11-10 14:13

      It's not just tact he lacked. Intelligence, respect for others, genuine concern for the wellbeing of the people of the country and so on. Let's wait and see what comes out of the woodwork (no pun intended) over the next few months of investigations. Methinks it will be found that many of those "concerns" covered some personal and very selfish agendas.

  • George - 2011-11-10 13:49

    What great news, will definitely have a couple of beers after work to celebrate this and watch the Proteas beat-up the Aussies (hopefully), I just want to wish Juju all the best for the future and really hope to never hear from this piece of crap ever again

      wepener - 2011-11-10 13:57

      Come now George do you really wish have to wish him the best for the future.

      Johnny - 2011-11-10 14:13

      Great idea George... definitely worth a couple of cold ones !!

      apbeukes - 2011-11-10 14:19

      George....I would not turn on the TV and look at the cricket then if I was you!

  • Sapepa - 2011-11-10 13:51

    Although Malema has doen nd said alot of harmfull things, lets not take evry word that has come out of his mouth as rubbish. had some of the things he has said been spoken by someone else, we would have different opinions on issues of national importance. like the issue of nationalising mines. the mining firms made huge profits during aparthied,by basically outsourcing slavery from the government, paying the minners peanuts nd the governmnt letting them do so. its only fair that the people have a share of that. Had this been spoken by someone else, maybe with a white accent, the public would have a different view on the nationalization issue. let us not formulate an opinion based on who said it, rather taking a subjective view. im also glad that Malema is out, but lets not just forget these pressing issues

      Paul - 2011-11-10 13:59

      You're playing the race card here. Who cares how Juju speaks so long as he's able to explain with clarity and intelligence on the issues he wishes to discuss and raise. He cant and never will because he's a buffoon of the first order.

      Karien - 2011-11-10 14:27

      Nationalization would do far greater harm to this economy through negative effects on investment confidence than you or your 'poor me, ag shame' comrades could even possibly imagine, considering your intellect. Why don't you just shut up and let the qualified run the country, ok?

      ChrisvdWalt - 2011-11-10 14:43

      Sapepa, no disrespect, but you obviously don't have a clue how Economics work to think Nationalization is a valid alternative. Tried, tested. Failed. Failed. Failed.

  • Mercury01 - 2011-11-10 13:51

    Now who is Julius going to blame when he fails his exams..?

  • wepener - 2011-11-10 13:53

    And the best thing is he demolished his Sandton House to build a new and bigger one. Where is he going to get the cash now since all his political power has dried up.

  • SirFGrumpy - 2011-11-10 13:54

    For the good of South Africa, the ANC needs to split. Cast off the radicals and garner the center.

  • lindsy.williams - 2011-11-10 13:54

    Vacancy :ANCYL Leader Experience required :None Skills required : None Tasks : Be an idiot Package :R20.000 p/m + Bonuses + Tenders Apply now !!!

  • Mouldy - 2011-11-10 13:56

    I nearly cracked up when I read another headline elswhere on the N24 landing page and thought it was about the ANCYL's Floyd and Juju: "Gay Penguins to be split"

      Johnny - 2011-11-10 14:16

      He-he... the gay penguin picture in my head might just stick...

  • Snee - 2011-11-10 13:56

    That was the best decision ANC made!!!!

  • Nyiks11 - 2011-11-10 13:59

    It is not over until JUJU says so , its too early to celebrate

      Nyiks11 - 2011-11-10 14:56

      You are right in saying Juju needs to realise that there are many people who want to see him go , what you need to realise is that those same people are in a minority . . . .this is a numbers game unfortunately hence I ain't celebrating

  • ian.d.samson - 2011-11-10 13:59

    Interesting! Both SA Stocks and the Rand rallied on the news of Malema's suspension. That in itself shouts volumes! Get rid of that faecal rubbish and rid the country of its ilk. We are trying to build up this country, not turn it into another Somalia, Zimbabwe, or worse!

  • Paul - 2011-11-10 14:00

    Now that the sun is back in the sky and not shining anywhere from up or near Julia-s-ass - SA just look so much better.

  • Heather - 2011-11-10 14:09

    At last the ANC have done something right.

  • nicn44 - 2011-11-10 14:17

    and I was hoping to live like julius,now he is unemployed with few friends

  • Ebrahim - 2011-11-10 14:22

    @ mtuluzi i just gt one comment for u.....are u a psychopath?

  • Phumeza - 2011-11-10 14:25

    Julius Malema has been a loose canon for a long time and the party had not done anything about his ill manners and the question is why now? honestly speaking Tata Thabo Mbeki was the best president for the country but unfortunately he was taken out because of unknown reason that would never be disclosed to the south african citizen. anyway whatever the reason are now it is all good but i think something more is brewing underground the party some of us could pick up that there are division within the party. "house divided against each other cause for concern"

  • bhlatshwayo3 - 2011-11-10 14:32

    Malema was a monster that was created by power-hungry ANC factional leaders within. They never knew that the very monster would bite at them, and it happened. He thought he had it all on his hands and anybody who wanted to attain something politically within the ANC, knew who to use to get it. Malema got power-drunk in the process. The very social rich status that he displayed in public together with his lackjeys, was beyond what a true leader should be doing. There are very powerful and very rich ANc leaders who have never boasted about their wealth as that doesn't augur well for a leader of the poor splashing flashy cars, living in luxury in those mansions, acxquiring monies left and right. But i must say, the ANc has itself to blame, because even know, those who are busy pumping in money in his family trust account know for a fact that tyo be protected, you need to donate there to get your way with tenders. He is, infact, the leader of tenderprenuers which has tarnished the image of the ANC as wealth seekers than liberators. we're talking here about a child who doesn't have many years in the struggle, let alone the real struggle of wrestling the country from white rule, he was still an infant, then he comes around and bullies everybody around. The disciplinary committee did its rightful job and for a moment, I thought, those who joined the ANC and never even bothered to read its rules and regualtions, were given a free lesson before sentences were imposed on Malema.

  • phumlanii - 2011-11-10 14:36

    There are more whites who have a good lifestyle compared to black people. There is one thing for sure, every hard living black person wishes to live like a white person who has a good living. This is the point that is misinterpreted by many especially Juju. I'm a black person and I often see white people living a good life, eating out at Spur, steers, etc. I'd ask myself how do they do it. I bet this is the life every poor black person wishes to taste one day.

      EttieneC - 2011-11-10 14:47

      Funny you mention it, in Spur not long ago(I cant afford to do it too often as I also just work for a living and am not in government) I couldnt help but notice, that we were one of 4 or 5 WHITE couples in the spur, and it was full... Then again, there were a few indian tables, a few black tables, a few coloured tables... So to me it seems that mostly anyone can afford to go to spur... Work, and stick to a budget, and this is something anyone could do. Dont blame white folk for everything now... its been 17 years! Why arent you doing well for yourself like the black people driving merc's and BMW's?

  • Giroum - 2011-11-10 14:45

    I wonder what was he writing on his exam! The fact is he only answer questions if it is about the party he attend the other week.

  • Masodi - 2011-11-10 15:42

    Ho thataaaaaaa banna - Let's wait a see what the guy has to say... but in all fairnesss we need someone like Malema in SA, not for the tenderpreneurship but for being so vocal about what he wants.

  • Mpho - 2011-11-10 15:44

    Malema:I wanna appeal Zuma:on what grounds? Malema:I dnt care even if its soccer city or loftus I wanna appeal

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