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Malema's hometown quiet after clashes

2012-03-01 08:40

Polokwane - The Limpopo town of Seshego was quiet on Thursday morning following overnight clashes between supporters and detractors of the ANC's embattled youth leader Julius Malema.

"It is all quiet this morning," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

Several live shots were fired outside the house of Malema's grandmother Sara in the early hours of the morning.

Mulaudzi could not confirm rumours that two people were injured when the two groups hurled stones at each other.

Malema detractors drove around Seshego in the early hours on Thursday, taunting his supporters by waving around a 'tombstone' fashioned from a cardboard box.

'The end of the dictator'

On it were written the words "dictator", "RIP Julius" and "corrupt".

The youths, who held the tombstone on the back of a bakkie, celebrated Malema's expulsion from the African National Congress by singing "the end of the dictator" in Sepedi and English.

The bakkie was part of a convoy of about 10 cars which drove through the streets of Seshego, where Malema was visiting his grandmother.

His own supporters had gathered outside her house from around midday in anticipation of the announcement on his political future by the ANC's National Disciplinary Committee.

The road outside the house was blockaded by his supporters when his detractors' convoy arrived.

When police tried to bring the situation under control, stones were hurled at a police car.

It was announced late on Wednesday that Malema had been expelled from the ANC.

The party's national disciplinary committee (NDC) chairperson Derek Hanekom said he had been found guilty of sowing divisions in the party and of bringing the organisation into disrepute.

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Comments
  • Gigo - 2012-03-01 08:45

    Darek Haneiken must go and join FF+, he's a disgrace in the Anc.Long live Malema.

      ryan.hamaty - 2012-03-01 08:49

      u are a chop.....

      Bluecrest - 2012-03-01 08:52

      Shut up if you cant talk sense you idiot!

      msendi - 2012-03-01 08:56

      Why Heinekom? Because he is white?

      Mouldy - 2012-03-01 08:59

      Sganja, that's a very interesting avatar you have there, how old were you when that picture was taken? Oh, and who is Derek Haneiken, is he related to the Heinekens?

      cosmos.ndebele - 2012-03-01 09:02

      Ganja do u notice how corruption is damaging lives of ordinary people in S.A? Tell us u were having a few beers when you wrote this.

      Khayalakhe - 2012-03-01 09:17

      you don't have to display your stpidity like Sganjaganja, Hannekom must remain in the ANC and you must go and join COPE.

      CombiChrist - 2012-03-01 09:29

      Hahaha...you're a knob

      Nico - 2012-03-01 09:45

      Surely you mean the VV+? Talking about 'killing the messenger', eish mate!

  • Tony - 2012-03-01 08:46

    All Malema supporters must now vote for the DA. The ANC has abandoned you. Vote DA and show your disapproval.

      Henri - 2012-03-01 08:50

      o wouldnt that be great, the whole lot of them will give the DA 3000 more vote whooppppii fooooookkkkiiing dooo

      Peter - 2012-03-01 08:59

      And how many supporters do you think he still have. No tenders, no friendship.

      John - 2012-03-01 09:50

      Tony, Thats wrong appeal. There are many African people that were not Malema supporters prior to his expulsion from the party. They can make their own decision. I'm glad to see that Julius Malema is not favored anymore.

      Nigel - 2012-03-01 13:38

      no he can't... remember he said "the DA is for whites & the ANC is for Blacks", seems he was wrong, as of yesterday the ANC is not for all blacks. The irony of this is almost comical.

  • Peter - 2012-03-01 08:47

    Zuma should have been expelled for calling Mbeki a snake!!! He should have been suspended for bringing the party into disrepute by sleeping with a woman who was HIV positive, knowingly! Malema is just sacrificed because he wants change in the leadership.... period.

      msendi - 2012-03-01 09:07

      Bulldozers do the dirty work, building the roads but when the road is finished they are not allowed in that road. In politics aggressive fools play a role of the bulldozers because they do not think, they just act without considering the results. When their work is done, they are expelled… Bye Fat Politics Clown. Can't imagine life without you jokes

  • Amanda - 2012-03-01 08:49

    The way all dictators go, some just more violently!

      Desmond - 2012-03-01 11:50

      Just a little time. They are still going to permanently take him out. he knows too much.

  • Leon - 2012-03-01 08:53

    Yep now it's off to the nearest Nando's singing "those where the day's my friend"

  • Tammy - 2012-03-01 08:54

    typical - solve problems with guns and stones

  • dimotj - 2012-03-01 08:56

    hahaha now he can go be a farmer

      Leon - 2012-03-01 09:03

      Yep planting all those "tender" trees..

  • Randomhero6661 - 2012-03-01 08:59

    yesterday was a good day for the sane south african. JUJU they coming and they will catch you!

  • amanda - 2012-03-01 09:27

    Watch the video of Malema addressing the media. He blames the Media for his downfall! He states that South Africa is run by the media......and the ANC!! What a chimp!

      Shaun - 2012-03-01 09:34

      You mean a chump?

  • senny.tloubatla - 2012-03-01 09:39

    Happy, Hip Horray!!!!!

  • Helmut - 2012-03-01 09:40

    What's wrong with your guy's,let's party

  • Papikie - 2012-03-01 09:42

    Now the ANC realy want to protect business more than its voters. Darek has worked very well to protet the interest of Peter Mulder and those who are refusing to bring back the land. The ANC through the SG has protect the west mostly friends of the few to enrich themselves through minerals beneath the South African soil. Now the ANC is assisting the DA and FF+ to take back the gains of our freedom. Well done SG and crew, we will meet in Mangaung, the wheel will turn even if you could try to hold the wheel, it will eventualy turn. Members of the ANCYL will continue to fight until we are economical free. For this an idea that all members from branches will fight for. Whether we are expelled or suspended, the fight will continue until victory is certain

      Maloka - 2012-03-01 11:16

      THE WHEEL WILL TURN IN DEED.ZUMA IS CONFUSED, HE PREACHES UNITY WITIN THE PARTY,BUT DOES NOT WANT TO MEET WITH THE YOUTH LEAGUE.WORSE OF IT, HE SUSPEND AND EXPELL SOME MEMBERS.I CAN NOW SEE THAT INDEED HE IS SORROUNDED BY BAD ADVISERS.

      richard.fahrenfort - 2012-03-01 13:21

      The DA are doing everything in their power to advance our democracy DESPITE the ANC's many stumbling blocks that they put on the road to freedom and opportunity! DA = forward, ANC = stagnant or backwards... in a nut shell.

      Nigel - 2012-03-01 13:40

      ahhh, another Limpopo coconut

      Silvana - 2012-03-01 13:47

      @Papikie and Maloka. I just need to read the composition of your posting that you are Malema's lapdogs. You must have been in the same class at school. Run. Run to Seshego, your Master is calling.

  • Mtizozo - 2012-03-01 09:48

    If I was Juju, I would surrender myself to Zuma, Zille, Mtwana Buthelezi, Silo Samabandla, Tutu, Pando, and all the seniors of this country that he showed disrespect off, to remove amanzamnyama (black water)

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-03-01 09:56

    This decision by the ANC government is very bold and it shows that the ANC has decided to take control of the future of South Africa. It is a pivotal point for South African politics and shows that the ANC is serious about calming the political spectrum of South Africa so that all it's citizens can press forward with a structured and unified government structure, eliminating the threat of doctoral leadership and moving forward with sound democracy. The wild shenanigans of the ANCYL has cost our entire country dearly, and embarrassed all of South Africa. The ANC has my respect for dealing sternly with it's own and I hope that they continue down this path, South Africa has no space for a Mugabe' wannabe'.

      Silvana - 2012-03-01 13:56

      @Glen. Have the ANC really dealt with him sternly? Don't be too hasty. It's not over yet. There's still the NDCA, then the NEC, then Manguang. Then we'll see what the ANC ar made of. Remember there's division amongst their ranks.

  • Andres - 2012-03-01 10:15

    No Tender, No Cry

  • Khwezi - 2012-03-01 10:30

    he got what he deserve, there is a thin line between love and hate.

  • xmanganyi - 2012-03-01 10:42

    Derek Does not go anywhere, you go!!.

  • Jackky - 2012-03-01 10:59

    the wind of change started from TUNISIA where BEN ALI was swept away. to IVORY COAST WHERE LAURENT GBAGBO was swept into prison to EGYPT where MUBARAK was swept into coma.to LIBYA GADDAFI & SONS were swept into their untimely grave.and now to SOUTH AFRICA where MALEMA were swept down to polokwani about to be swept into prison.wind of change,respecter of no dictator.

      Mady Kaba Sylla - 2012-03-01 13:27

      Hi

  • mdy.chauke - 2012-03-01 12:26

    While the ANC has been seen as vehicle to further the intrest of many poor majority South Africans it has lost track&consistentance on many issues:the issue of discipline,you don't descipline because it suits you to discipline you practice it even if it hunts you. economic development is not there because of so many issues including comrades who are just there to further the gap amongst rich&poor South Africans who rejects any form of constructive critisism on economic policies to protect their aunt&uncles like Trevor Manuel. Tribalism seems to be taking a centre stage,in a nation with so much different tribes on it,the ANC can't reflect to tribal agendas i refer to the ousting of psesident Mbeki in 2007 where we were seeing T-shirts of 100 0/0 zulu boy of which is tribalism & dangerous to our counttry. Lastly the seems to be a group of elite untouchable individuals whom if you say something against them you will be expel but they got rights to say whatever without being called to displinary hearing is amusing isn't it?

  • morwape - 2012-03-01 13:03

    Malema is not the ANC and as such his expulsion does'nt denotes the end of the ANC and its supporters. I dont see ANC members exodus into other political parties, especially DA.I shall remain the loyal member of the ANC notwithstanding the official departure of JUJU.

  • Amanda - 2012-03-01 13:29

    I am really confused about the word "expelled" at this stage. He was "expelled " with his cronies and yet he has still been allowed to create chaos where ever he addresses a crowd of people, why is the ANC allowing the entertainment he is delivering, surely it must be degrading, for the leadership, to show that they actually have no control over this nonentity. Expell means kicked out, finish and klaar. Somebody please explain.

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