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Only ANCYL can fire leaders - Malema

2012-02-10 12:12

Pretoria - Only the ANC Youth League has the right to dismiss its leaders, its embattled leader Julius Malema told delegates at the league's three-day lekgotla in Pretoria on Friday.

"If the youth says we must step down and resign, we are prepared to step down."

To applause, Malema said the leadership had effectively been found guilty of abiding by the resolutions of the league's 24th congress held in 2011.

"The basic lesson we have learned is that of democratic centralisation... we are guilty of thinking."

He said if the ANC had the right to fire the league's leaders, then it should be appointing the leadership which, he pointed out, it did not.

Spoke out on land, nationalisation

"We did not commit anything wrong against the movement. The only thing we did was to speak about how the land must be restored to its original owners."

He also reiterated the call for the nationalisation of mines, banks, and "monopolistic" industries.

This call for nationalisation was in line with the ANC's Freedom Charter, according to which the country's resources should belong to everybody in the country, he said.

Malema also had a dig at attempts to stifle debate about succession within the ANC.

"The succession battle should be discussed without fear or favour. It should not be a taboo topic."

Malema received a rousing welcome from delegates when he arrived at the lekgotla.

He made a quiet entrance at the St George's conference centre in Pretoria. But as soon as he was on stage, delegates broke out into loud singing before his opening speech.

ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola introduced Malema as the "chief commander of the economic freedom fighters". Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe was also expected to speak.

Delegates toyi-toyed and sang before the conference started. Some of the songs being sung were "Bloemfontein 2012, we are voting for Malema" and "The shower man is troubling us", a reference to President Jacob Zuma.

The event was Malema's first public appearance since the ANC announced last Saturday that his appeal against his five-year suspension from the ANC had been rejected.

He, however, remains a party member until arguments in mitigation of his sentence have been concluded.


Comments
  • Shadoz66 - 2012-02-10 12:17

    well malema you are still the weakest link...goodbye

      makesuthink - 2012-02-10 12:40

      Shadoz66 you are wrong Malema is not the wrakest linlk He is THE MISSING LINK

      thozamah - 2012-02-10 15:44

      cant he shut up now?

      thozamah - 2012-02-10 15:47

      didnt even read the article , all i see is blar blar blar blar blar blar blar blar blar blar

      John - 2012-02-10 16:35

      Publish the World Cup Accounts!

      adrien.mcguire - 2012-02-10 17:45

      He is conveniently forgetting about his comments on Botswana !! Short memory, or maybe there is just not enough room in that tiny brain!

  • Robert - 2012-02-10 12:18

    Bwhahahaha, your'e funny

  • mark.p.vrdoljak - 2012-02-10 12:20

    "we are guilty of thinking" The irony!!!

      mark.p.vrdoljak - 2012-02-10 12:43

      There goes all our foreign investment again! The ANC and the president assured the world nationalisation is not their or our policy!!! Some much for that......

      J-Man - 2012-02-10 14:01

      Haha...I was about to say the same thing....

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-10 15:47

      julius my bra- your thinking is criminal- thas why your guilty

      Anthony - 2012-02-12 08:59

      she must start thinking?

  • Kevin - 2012-02-10 12:21

    When is this snot kop going to go away? WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO HIS WEALTH?

      Leon - 2012-02-10 13:12

      Just follow the diamond trail all the way back to Zim...

      Wesley - 2012-02-10 13:41

      Yes Kevin! I agree!

      Nigel - 2012-02-10 14:11

      agree, we demand that he be investigated by the Haws & SARS

  • Yar - 2012-02-10 12:25

    This Obese boy just doesn't learn. Still sowing the seeds of division. How hard do you have to hit him to open his ears.

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-10 14:00

      What is the most amazing, is that he has to plead arguments in mitigation of his sentence within the next week. You have to take "dof" to previously unprecedented levels to say the things he does, under these circumstances. The only logic I can see in his reasoning, is that he WANTS the harshest possible outcome - he is gambling on enough support in the ANCYL to cause a split from the ANC, with the ultimate goal of taking over everything. This is of course playing straight into the hands of the DA, but I doubt if he even realizes that :-)

  • Larry - 2012-02-10 12:25

    Good Grief, what next from this clown. When will it end?

  • NrGx - 2012-02-10 12:27

    what 3 letters come before YL, thats right a.n and c. which means you are just a small extension of lets call it the PARENT BODY, which in effect means they have the right and power to FIRE ALL YOU IDIOTS! BUT obviously, spreading lies and inciting hatred is your only policy. Perhaps when you grow up (even for a 30 odd year in a YL) and decide to fight for meaningful policies that benefit EVERYONE in SA, then and ONLY then the decision makers, YOUR MASTERS AS YOU WOULD POUT IT, would take you seriously. But for now YOUR ARE THE WEAKEST LINK, GOODBYE!

  • Aking - 2012-02-10 12:27

    OMW. I urge the Parents of JUJU to pray again for the Evil spirit to dissapear! Clearly their prayers did not work as he is still with us!

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-10 18:07

      ROFLMAO

  • Paul - 2012-02-10 12:27

    Ag shame Julius the tribe has spoken you have to leave you did not make the cut on survivor!

  • malcolm - 2012-02-10 12:29

    He is not a party member, or YL member until he pays his arrears. You cannot fire someone who is not a member.

  • Angus - 2012-02-10 12:30

    Malenema You are wrong on two counts... 1. "we are guilty of thinking" - THAT is a blatant lie. You especially are incapable of such a concept. 2. You say only the YL can fire it's leaders. As you receive a salary and the entire YL is paid out of taxpayers money, you most certainly can be fired by the ANC. It's bad enough we taxpayers are forced to pay for the YL to exist, and also bad we are forced to entrust this country to a useless incompetent body called the ANC, so just shut up already.

      Aking - 2012-02-10 12:33

      Totally agree - Especially regarding your first point. These guys are guilty of not being able to think. Instead of thinking they are sinking... And they want to take the whole of SA with them!

      Gerald - 2012-02-10 15:07

      Hi... How is the ANC youth league paid with tax money...is that also the same for the other youth leagues of other political organisations?

  • flysouth - 2012-02-10 12:32

    Keep on flapping your big lips, fatboy - and when your appeal hearing comes up maybe the grown-up ANC will use these utterances as 'aggravating circumstances' to try to get you a heftier sentence! Stupid is as stupid does!

      AyGeewils - 2012-02-10 13:08

      One might even believe he knows something we don't - this bloke just defies logic!!

  • neville.mclean - 2012-02-10 12:32

    Funny enough, I actually agree with him on a few things. He is an idiot............but every now and then he does make sense. South Africa does need an overhaul, not sure how to go about it, but there is too much disparity between rich and poor for this to keep on going the same way. Things need to change and even though Im a white who stands to lose a lot, things need to change.

      AyGeewils - 2012-02-10 13:17

      one could say too that Hitler had a legitimate gripe about the Maastricht Treaty - look how that turned out - this man is very dangerous for all South Africans and no matter what he says he must never be allowed to rule in this land.

      Nick - 2012-02-10 13:48

      okay neville put a sign up "closing down sale, everything must go " at your place BEE , tenders etc designed to help more so called disadvantaged people but 90% of tenders goes to council member and their family/friends juliassss is 1 of those

      Moss - 2012-02-10 14:09

      100% Nevs, the majority of commentors are not happy because Malema is gone, they are happy no one will raise the issues he stood for. thus leaving the inbalances as they are. Look at the weak reasoning the whites are giving. Nick just said " so called disadvantaged people"

      Peter - 2012-02-10 14:11

      Well then Neville, go join the ANCYL.

      Gerald - 2012-02-10 15:13

      to agree with Julius in certain points shows the maturity of Neville...yes Julius isn't good for our country, there is a reason he is here...similarly if the treaty of Versailles was not so unfavourable to Germany Adolf Hitler would not have come to be. Conditions at large exist that led to the existence of the man...it shows intellectual maturity to be able to apply your intellect objectively to issues or concepts raised by a predecessor/foe. There is no shame but great respect and humilty in that.

      Jason - 2012-02-10 15:25

      His message is hollow soon as he started taking bribes, and abusing those who needed him.. He is no Che but I many people still don't see why the monster was created.. you have many desperate people who are looking for someone to change there life as they seem to be forgotten by the system. They angry and want action. We dismiss this and say its only they stupid that follow him, buts thats been stupid its the desperate that follow him.

      Gerald - 2012-02-10 15:35

      Jason, I agree with you in parts...let me give an example, you see I am a doctor, does my smoking make my msg any less credible when I tell people that smoking is bad? I agree that he may be taking bribes, in fact I know the cars and house and clothes and general lifestyle are beyond the means of his income, logic dictates that he is rotten to the bone, I agree...but the isuues he advocates (re land; mines and so on), could the be a basis of true concern

      sharon.dreyer - 2012-02-10 15:41

      Gerald, you and Neville have both given many valid points.Things do have to change, how I cannot say but there are too many people living in absolute poverty, I get to see it daily working with organisations in the township. Sadly many people don't step out their comfort zone to realise that.

      AyGeewils - 2012-02-10 16:48

      Sorry folks - not maastricht!! Versailles :)

      gauchet1 - 2012-02-11 09:48

      Maybee a codesa 2 or something, the Zim route wich this now vegetarian lion is proposing is ridiculous! Let me go give my Zim gardener some cake...

      John - 2012-02-11 11:34

      Neville there are now more black millionaires than white, most white people I know are struggling to pay there bonds and taxes, which keep this country afloat. We pay the higher rate for water and electricity, we pay rates, we pay tolls and additional taxes to support the poor of this country. What more must I give up. Please everyone just calculate how much of your monthly wage goes to the government in taxes and rates, plus fuel duties, vat, everything, I think you will be surprised and not pleasantly. I'm sick of the bleeding Heart's telling me I should feel guilty, give everything I own up, I'm sorry but I'm no socialist or commie, I've worked hard for what I have got, and I refuse to live in an RDP house or shack. Go and bleat to the government and tell them to stop wasting our tax money and stop corruption, then there would be enough money to go round. Rant over?

  • Thandi - 2012-02-10 12:32

    No fatboy - when will the simple message penetrate that thick skull of yours - you are being punished because you are an undisciplined, dishonest rabblerouser that has total disregard for any rules or regulations, and think you can operate above the law. You are a dumb-ass that has succeeded in getting a marauding bunch of equally dumb-asses to help keep you where you are. Your actions are catching up on you (at long last) and you are going to have to face the fact than no clear thinking person is ever going to support you. Wake up and smell the roses.

      Marc - 2012-02-10 13:20

      No, Thandi, unfortunately you are wrong. The scary thing is that fatboy does have supporters. But even more scary is the fact that they all think like him!

      Isabel - 2012-02-10 13:48

      Thandi and Mark: Thandi, I completely agree with you, and he is doing the black people of this country a huge disservice, because when they see people like this in the public eye they think everyone's like that. Mark, they don't think like Julius because they can't think. They're like sheep. There's a herd mentality so that if one person takes the lead the rest follow blindly even if they don't know where they're going.

  • Andre - 2012-02-10 12:33

    if any one in the world has wondered whether the ANC can rule, it has now been established without a doubt. They cannot! They can not even control the ANC Useless League. Absolutely pathetic!

      nigel.mercuur - 2012-02-10 13:39

      last time I checked, the ANC has been ruling for almost 20 years now.. Flaws and all, I'd still prefer the ANC rule than moving back into the era of FW, PW, HFV, etc.. Just a thought

      Peter - 2012-02-10 14:18

      Agree Nigel, to a degree. The ANC would be supported by a far wider cross section if only they would sort out crime and corruption. They could then concentrate on job creation and the other important issues.

  • Roy - 2012-02-10 12:35

    When will someone please tell this bloody fool to shutup and go tend to his stolen cattle. Has this maaifoedie still not got the picture that even members of the ANCYL want him to fade away. Wish someone would take him out permantly.

  • Olive - 2012-02-10 12:35

    He has a mind LOL

      Isabel - 2012-02-10 13:49

      What? He doesn't have a mind, but he certainly has a mouth.

  • Hermann - 2012-02-10 12:39

    And thus the flee is challenging the dog.

  • Eben - 2012-02-10 12:40

    yes and only my wife can fire me

  • eradingoana - 2012-02-10 12:41

    One man once said illiteracy is disability. Sometimes you cannot blame someone for not understanding the language which is not his home language. Poor Malema has to be told:"Julius, o fegilwe moshomong. O se hlwele o itshwenya ka go tsenya letsogo medirong ya mokgahlo". If Malema can get hold of this info, he will step down and if you might see him stepping down you must know he found my message.

  • Nitro - 2012-02-10 12:41

    Can somebody just put a bullet between the eyes of Juju pls

      makesuthink - 2012-02-10 13:57

      And what will that do A bullet can do nothing in a vacuum

  • Linda - 2012-02-10 12:42

    When is he going to realise that nobody actually takes him serious. Wake up fat boy and go to your farm and cattle.

  • Robsschele - 2012-02-10 12:43

    Politician attitude. Too thick headed to realise he should go.

  • mariska.ras - 2012-02-10 12:45

    When is he going to learn to just keep quiet? Honestly, or go study, get some kind of degree, ANYTHING, just stop being dumb...

      Isabel - 2012-02-10 13:51

      Impossible. Born stupid, die stupid.

  • Shirley - 2012-02-10 12:45

    This seriously mentally challenged overweight,unmannered inividual is suffering from a "godlike" delusion!! Not only are the ancyl the most purposeless "organisation" but the most arrogant. Its basically a get together for all the degenerate youth who are too lazy to work,are full blown racists and whos sole ambition is to cause as much devision and instability as they possibly can! Best is anc are toothless.spineless to remove him. This fatboy has only his own future at heart and will take down as many as needed to achieve his ambitions! Step up and remove this moron anc one way or the other!

      Anthony - 2012-02-10 12:58

      you are so correct shirly --reading all the comments here ,I and many others are sick to death of this turd and the anc inability to do anything decisive-- first hanekom then ramaposa and meetings and statements and wasting of time AND money the anc really look incompetent here --but then they are incompetent in all other spheres of non-goverment so why would this be any different -- i can fully understand the calls 'to take him out' im sure i speak on everyones behalf --we are sick and tired of this turd-away with him

      Shirley - 2012-02-10 13:11

      Anthony: This twit is an embarresment to South Africa,he spits in the faces of honest citizens and lies to the ignorant. He manipulates people from the highest ranks and gives false promises to the desperate. WHY do the anc continue to allow this. Supposedly we are a democracy but our voices dont count! They are ALL hypocrites!

      Vegi - 2012-02-10 13:24

      You are not a member of the ANC Shirley, so your voice does not count on ANC matters.

      Sean - 2012-02-10 13:31

      @Vegi Unfortunately as South Africans we are represented by the ANC government, so I think we have a little say in what happens.

      Shirley - 2012-02-10 13:38

      Vegi:I pay taxes to the anc,which makes it my right to make my voice heard! You on the other hand are a puppet.

      Nick - 2012-02-10 13:50

      vegi you have the iq of a potato

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-10 18:10

      Vegi-man is smoking his produce again

  • Scouter - 2012-02-10 12:48

    "The only thing we did was to speak about how the land must be restored to its original owners. He also reiterated the call for the nationalisation of mines, banks, and "monopolistic" industries." I'm afraid the Chinese have already earmarked these assets for re-distribution, Julius. Won't be too long before we get used to the sight one of their new aircraft carriers using our waters.

  • Antoine - 2012-02-10 12:48

    No humility shown here by Julius, very short sighted and even more so by the ANC who have continued to allow him to be so vocal, clearly, none have learnt a thing through this process, how sad, hopefully, sooner rather than later, Julius can be put out of his misery and removed from his position so the country can move on and give attention to areas that are important!

  • Sean - 2012-02-10 12:52

    Don't think JuJu quite understood what he was found guilty of. Apart from that I'm not sure why everyone thinks he's going just going to drop off the face of the earth just because he was suspended from the ANCYL. If anything it's just given him more freedom to shoot his mouth off. Even if he's fully kicked out from the ANC he'll probably just start his own party which would make him more dangerous with the support he has. Education is the key here.

      Vegi - 2012-02-10 13:01

      "Education is the key her" - if that is how you feel then you must practise what you preach.

      Sean - 2012-02-10 13:23

      @Vegi thanks for the advise but I'm not sure what you on about. Can you elaborate?

  • Vegi - 2012-02-10 12:53

    Rightwing sentiment is united against us uplifting what belongs to us. Even if Malema goes the push to get our land back is unrelenting.

      Piet - 2012-02-10 13:44

      ha ha ha, you missed where ANC chased fatboy, also black, away. ANC must be right wing then...lol

      dlawre30 - 2012-02-10 13:50

      You are delusional Vegi. Get a life

      Sean - 2012-02-10 13:53

      Vegi, seriously please expand on your comments. When you say Rightwing, what are you referring to? ANC, ANCYL, COSATU or AWB, or all of them? They all rightwing.

      makesuthink - 2012-02-10 14:03

      Vegi Both trees that belonged to Juliass and you were cut down long ago for firewood. Oops sorry I fogot you are a vegi and I see that you are groing vey well with all the fertilizer that you get from your BAAS Malema

      makesuthink - 2012-02-10 14:05

      Vegi tell me what belongs to you Its not your land because your family stole it from the Koi San. You thief

      Archie - 2012-02-11 08:29

      Vegi.If julius is the brightest that the anc has been able to produce then you and your comrades are in deep sh**.They are parasites living off others wages,maybe you are as well

  • Wesley - 2012-02-10 12:58

    Well if you are not a ANC member, you can't be a president of the ANCYLc

      Nigel - 2012-02-10 13:51

      my point exactly, you'd think that this braindead leach would understand this basic concept, but even this he cannot fathom.

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-10 18:13

      and to top it all you are old and fat...you can't lead Youth

  • Mashudu - 2012-02-10 13:01

    Malema is Stupid. If ANCYL are the one that can fire You, Why did you applied ur sentence to NDCA instead of ANCYL?

      Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-02-10 13:14

      Why don't you comment in Tshivenda instead of that engrish of yours?

      richard.hipkin - 2012-02-10 13:45

      Do any of you know English?

  • Itumeleng - 2012-02-10 13:02

    Just *poof* disappear, we can do better as a country with better leaders.

  • Che - 2012-02-10 13:04

    I really do hope the media will stop empowering this fool!

  • Al - 2012-02-10 13:05

    What a chop. He is like a cockroach that has been chopped in half, but refuses to die. It keeps wriggling for what seems like forever.

  • Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-02-10 13:05

    Funny how everything that thinks its smarter than Malema chooses to ignore that he was not suspended for not being disciplined but for telling showerhead and his friends that their time is up. They know that suspending him means they have a chance at a second term. They also know that removing one person from the youth league will never change their resolutions in their discussion and policy document. As long as things stay as they are(the minority holding more resources than the majority), someone bigger, better, louder and stronger than Julius Malema will arise. I don't need any of you to agree with me on this.

      Reggie Van Der Bank - 2012-02-10 13:22

      Its the truth. Its always the stupid criminals that eventually become our president. Only difference will be he really will destroy this country, the poor will be worse off, and the 'minority' who can afford to will leave with all thier cash. Then every1 will want to cross to zim for a better life.

      JohnWJonker - 2012-02-10 13:29

      There is however one major problem however. Should the banks and mines nationalise...what will become of the country? Russia made it clear years ago that communism is not the way to go…unless you want to queue with a wheelbarrow of money for a single bread. The more control you give the government where corruption is rife, the richer all the politicians become and the majority of the population still stays poor if not poorer… Limpopo is a prime example of how “great” the government is with “investing” the tax payer’s money. Julius is easy to talk about a revolution. Revolution against what?? His own party? He uses the unemployment as well as the great percentage of poverty in the country to hide his own personal ideals and sweeps these people up in false hope…hope that as soon as he is in power, all of them will benefit. I doubt if he will defy history.

      Marion - 2012-02-10 13:54

      Why are you repeating yourself? We already got your message.

      Rynoetien Wagenaar - 2012-02-10 13:56

      Duncan this guy malema I don't know but from my side if u can see he is using ppl that is so poor to make a statement everytime he is living in gold I just think this things of mines will only enrich the rich by first how are the goverment going to share this money of mines banks enc. What will we get out of it more curruption failure and first of all we will end up having R1000 that is going to be like R1 do u homework on this mining thing and u will see what u will get out of it its like tenders its going for a friend friend or someone u know or u will give something just look around u my fellow gunner I care about my future and my kids and there kids

  • Kurt - 2012-02-10 13:05

    They have not fired you, you idiot. You are being suspended, therefore all roles in that organization is suspended to you and your guilty comrades. So you are being terminated not fired you idiot. Guess failing woodwork does say something about your mentality.

  • Dalai - 2012-02-10 13:09

    Mr woodwork, find a career?

  • Vegi - 2012-02-10 13:10

    The newly found love between Zuma and the rightwing elements will yield nothing because we will not be fooled by Zuma's wishy washy promises that will never see implementation. Trying to win support by making short sighted promises is not going to work. People will see through all the transparent lies and know where their destiny lies.

      Marion - 2012-02-10 13:57

      Are you now saying that when it came to ousting Mbeki and helping Zuma get into power you guys actually knew what you were doing? We will die for Zuma! You've all got selective memory. That is your biggest problem in the ANCYL and why you are the laughing stock of the majority of South Africans.

      Isabel - 2012-02-10 13:58

      Get a life, Vegi. You're too brainwashed to do anything but rehash old ANC propaganda. Go and prais-sing for Juliarse. You're the only one on this page who will.

      Piet - 2012-02-10 14:13

      Oh ... see you are the snake turning against the ANC. Are you also a 40-year old youth?

      J-Man - 2012-02-10 15:13

      People have been "seeing through the transparent lies" for years now... its only the blind sheep who don't.

  • Phil - 2012-02-10 13:15

    Where is the "slow puncher" when we need it most. Eish!

  • anthony.swart - 2012-02-10 13:17

    Guilty of thinking like an idiot, now shut up you moron before the whole world starts believing the Youth are all imbecilic like you!

  • Mark - 2012-02-10 13:18

    You are weakest link. Goodbye

  • riaanleroux25 - 2012-02-10 13:18

    so... malema wil provide for the native african people? has he done so allready with all his corrupt millions? NO!! 18 years after the ANC got in charge and still there are millions in shacks and 32% jobless, schools are uselee, healthcare are uselee, police are uselee, service delivery are useless, WHY ARE WE VOTING FOR THEM????

      Shirley - 2012-02-10 13:24

      Hes goingto build them houses with his woodwork skills!

      Sihle - 2012-02-10 15:43

      Thabiso I do agree with u, but that someone must have brains mfwethu!!I

  • riaanleroux25 - 2012-02-10 13:18

    so... malema wil provide for the native african people? has he done so allready with all his corrupt millions? NO!! 18 years after the ANC got in charge and still there are millions in shacks and 32% jobless, schools are uselee, healthcare are uselee, police are uselee, service delivery are useless, WHY ARE WE VOTING FOR THEM????

  • Schmee - 2012-02-10 13:19

    I'm all for people having the right to speak their minds and to be rebels but the problem is this guy doesn't have a brain so all that comes out is blah blah blah blah blah. He is that annoying mosquito that keeps evading my clapping hands.

  • Terrence - 2012-02-10 13:21

    Viva Malema Viva. Our president JuJu

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-10 13:23

      @ Terrence yeah yeah whatever he's finished deal with it

      malcolm.molver - 2012-02-10 13:23

      Viva the Stupid One! Viva the Dumb@ss!

      Martin Myburgh - 2012-02-10 13:31

      Lol

      Nigel - 2012-02-10 14:26

      ex president (of the kindergarten)

      braamc - 2012-02-10 15:02

      @Terrence - how is that going for you? duh

  • Trevor - 2012-02-10 13:23

    Julius Malema said on TV no more than 2months ago, he will ABIDE by the ruling of the ANC...he also said if found guilty he will leave the ANC as a MEMBER but will always be part of the ANC...he will NOT seek legal action as it's NOT THE ANC WAY....so, what will it be Julius...this boy only has one interest, himself and he's no better than a parasite feeding off the poor.

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-10 13:36

      What do you expect when he has Rob Mugabe as a mentor? I'm sure he's taught him by now to never ever play by the rules unless the rules benefit him

  • Clayton - 2012-02-10 13:23

    pff - "we are guilty of thinking." No no my boy , i would personally congratulate you the day you are guilty of that

  • JohnWJonker - 2012-02-10 13:30

    There is however one major problem however. Should the banks and mines nationalise...what will become of the country? Russia made it clear years ago that communism is not the way to go…unless you want to queue with a wheelbarrow of money for a single bread. The more control you give the government where corruption is rife, the richer all the politicians become and the majority of the population still stays poor if not poorer… Limpopo is a prime example of how “great” the government is with “investing” the tax payer’s money. Julius is easy to talk about a revolution. Revolution against what?? His own party? He uses the unemployment as well as the great percentage of poverty in the country to hide his own personal ideals and sweeps these people up in false hope…hope that as soon as he is in power, all of them will benefit. I doubt if he will defy history.

      Marion - 2012-02-10 14:02

      Is there something wrong with News24 today? Repetitive postings?

  • hermann.duplessis - 2012-02-10 13:30

    Malema should read the books of Albert Luthuli and read what was meant by the freedom charter. Luthuli also said that the document is not perfect, but just an idea to strive for, maybe the entire ANC should pay attention to the Father of the ANC Albert Luthuli.

  • JohnWJonker - 2012-02-10 13:33

    There is however one major problem however. Should the banks and mines nationalise...what will become of the country? Russia made it clear years ago that communism is not the way to go…unless you want to queue with a wheelbarrow of money for a single bread. The more control you give the government where corruption is rife, the richer all the politicians become and the majority of the population still stays poor if not poorer… Limpopo is a prime example of how “great” the government is with “investing” the tax payer’s money. Julius is easy to talk about a revolution. Revolution against what?? His own party? He uses the unemployment as well as the great percentage of poverty in the country to hide his own personal ideals and sweeps these people up in false hope…hope that as soon as he is in power, all of them will benefit. I doubt if he will defy history.