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Malema's home town celebrates

2012-02-06 17:36

Polokwane - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's hometown of Seshego, near Polokwane, showed signs on Monday of the town's celebration of his failed disciplinary appeal .

Tyre marks stretched across various streets, and ashes and Malema t-shirts lay scattered on the ground.

The township echoed with the sounds of car hooters on Saturday when it was announced that Malema's appeal had failed.

The African National Congress's disciplinary committee of appeals announced that it had dismissed appeals by Malema, his spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, and four other ANCYL officials to overturn their suspensions.

They were found guilty in November of bringing the ANC into disrepute and of sowing division in the party.

Anti-Malema factions congregated at a local shopping centre and set fire to a Malema t-shirt during the celebrations on Saturday.

Malema has become unpopular among youths in his township. They accused him of being a dictator and of sidelining those who opposed him.

A local resident said the decision against Malema was not her concern.

"I have many responsibilities, I don't care what happened to him... I have my own problems. I want to go back to school and I don't have money, if I cry for him what will I get?" she asked.

"They [the ANCYL] talk about economic freedom and nationalisation but we [are still] struggling...," she said.

Comments
  • Burton - 2012-02-06 17:46

    Glad to see they see him for the corrupt jellybaby he is!!!! Feeding off the poor and poverty stricken! Time to face your own "people" as you said! They are equal to you and me and anyone else!

  • smatamela - 2012-02-06 17:55

    comment pending

  • Comrade - 2012-02-06 17:55

    L M A O !!!! ... *what an a***hole!!*

  • Shirley - 2012-02-06 17:55

    LOL!!! Sanity prevails!! The "champio of the poor" is easily forgotten!

  • Werner Michael Strydom - 2012-02-06 18:09

    I am somewhat taken aback with how Malema's supporters have seemingly come to their senses. What happened? They were so blindly, ignorantly following him like rats the pied piper. What it does show however is how volatile and unpredictable and shallow their hearts seem and minds seem to be.

      Joe - 2012-02-06 19:07

      His support in his hometown has been very poor for a long time. There is no one these people can voice their views too. Who could they take their complaints too other than Malema's political buddies in Polokwane.

      Cracker - 2012-02-06 22:04

      @ Joe So true. The ANC should seriously take note of your comment. The ANC itself should bear responsibility for the nonsense that was going on. Only when Malema became a real threat to the more conventional ANC's did we see the actions against him. Sorry to say but the ANC itself is not to be trusted. It is all about the interest groups. They felt threatened - understandably so - by the upstart and his strange behavior. (Why did he for example visit that Jub Jub character (sense cocaine) while the latter was still in police custody?)

      Cracker - 2012-02-06 22:09

      In reality, look at the appearance of Julius Malema. How he has visibly deteriorated.

      rbczovczov - 2012-02-07 06:21

      You got it all wrong. Malema never had support among educated and free thinking black people. It was only the housemaids, garden boys and school kids he managed to hoodwink. Otherwise the rest of us knew he was full of crap from the day he opened his filthy mouth.

  • Kim - 2012-02-06 18:13

    Malema, hope you reading this article. Karma is a B....

      Comrade - 2012-02-06 18:51

      Looking good Kim

      Burtfred - 2012-02-06 19:07

      Comrade - leave Kim alone. She's all mine.

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-07 14:33

      wow... :)

  • ISO - 2012-02-06 18:18

    No tenders no friends! You must be sh$%ing yourself by now! Wait until your own people get hold of you!

      ronald.stilianou - 2012-02-06 20:38

      That bunker is going to come in handy

  • Nigel - 2012-02-06 18:36

    now all the ANC have to do is tell these masses that Malema stole millions that was meant to build schools, houses, create jobs, they will soon deal with him, we can only hope!!!

      Shirley - 2012-02-06 18:40

      Should we be so lucky!

  • san.gottschalk - 2012-02-06 18:57

    Wie het vyande nodig as jy sulke vriende het!

  • peter.bolze - 2012-02-06 19:11

    It's the ****** mentality in that they support the "Top Dog" and he is the hero until he is deposed and then bay for his blood. They are stupid - they elect the government too

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-02-06 19:21

    There in nothing Malema can contribute in the development of Black people or any race except stealing from the public coffers using his strings of tender linked business empire well established in Limpopo. If this how we govern ourselves then I challange anyone whether there is a difference between white corruption or black corruption. ANC is suppose to liberate all citizen irrespective of skin pegments from mental slavery and inferiority but here we have wolves tring to use the party to defraud the nation. I wish to see head rolling to all combrades who are corrupted. Its an insult that a wood worker can fool a nation of 51million people just like that.

  • Mantsho - 2012-02-06 19:22

    l am happy with them, finally they can see through.Malema is a criminal, l cannot wait for Madonzela report.

  • Faizie - 2012-02-06 19:33

    Julius isnt wearing his seatbelt while driving his Discovery on the news insert on SABC. Isnt that illegal too

  • June - 2012-02-06 19:48

    Maybe they are no longer being paid to support him!!

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-02-06 19:59

    This is what we've been saying all along....is'nt this great that finally the people have seen Malema for what he is. IT's sad that the last person that gives their opinion in this report, makes you see just how their hopes were lifted with the Malema talk...now see that he is'nt what he preached he was. I feel so sorry for those who struggle everyday, had their govnerment stuck to sound principals, and turned out non stop service deliveries where required, what a different turn their lives would have had...but this is after all, just pipe dreams now.

  • Warrick - 2012-02-06 22:38

    good for him he don't care about the poor it is all just about power for him

  • Grant - 2012-02-07 00:41

    The people of Seshego should have seen him for what he is years ago. They should have asked about the tenders for roads and bridges (which washed away when it started raining). Lets not forget the members of the ANCYL voted Malema into power when they knew he was uneducated and had not done an honest days work in his life. They supported him when he led a lavish lifestyle whilst so many people in his home province lived in shacks. The people got what they deserved.

  • Johnson - 2012-02-07 06:58

    Politics is like having a pitbull, as long as you feed it it a lot chances of it turning on you is slim, the day will come when it turns on you because you need a lot of food and the puppies increase 10fold. Dod eats Dog

  • tumelo.theka - 2012-02-07 08:07

    that's what we call the Newton's third law of motion.....

  • E=MC2 - 2012-02-07 14:29

    AT LAST...a light at the end of the tunnel! Now just to get ANC supporters to realise the same thing about the ANC! "They [the ANC - insert] talk about economic freedom and "equality" (insert) but we (the masses - insert) [are still] struggling...," she said.

  • marcelo.chihale - 2012-02-07 15:39

    Join cope man.

      tumelo.theka - 2012-02-08 07:46

      Cope has melted long time ago just before it has started...,

  • Mc - 2012-02-07 15:47

    LMFAO!!!!!!

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