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The end of Malema

2012-02-05 11:19

Johannesburg - Not long ago he was the golden boy of Polokwane. On Saturday, ANC Youth League supporters urinated on a Julius Malema T-shirt and set it alight.

This happened minutes after ANC leader and top businessman Cyril Ramaphosa all but shut down Malema’s eventful political career.

Ramaphosa, who chairs the ANC’s national disciplinary committee of appeal, confirmed Malema’s conviction of sowing division in the party.

On hearing the news in the streets of Polokwane and Malema’s home town of Seshego, young men were dancing, doing wheelspins in their cars and burning T-shirts emblazoned with Malema’s face on them.

While Malema’s detractors were celebrating his demise, the youth league leader and his confidants descended on the Soweto house of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a struggle stalwart and staunch Malema supporter.

Hollow victory

Malema scored a hollow victory by being allowed to argue in mitigation of sentence against his five-year censure. Ramaphosa emphasised that the ANC would also be given an opportunity to argue why Malema’s term of suspension should be aggravated.

But it was clear that Malema would be kicked out of the ruling party for a period of time. A suspended sentence he was slapped with in 2010 could kick in as soon as tomorrow, when the ANC’s top six officials meet.

Sources close to Malema said the leader was strongly considering taking the ANC to court. He believed he wasn’t given fair treatment, they said.

Apart from his political troubles, Malema’s suspicious business practices are currently under investigation by the Hawks, the Public Protector and the South African Revenue Service.

Comments
  • MWF - 2012-02-05 11:25

    Finally, some GOOD news :)

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-05 11:52

      Yeah and if he knows what's good for him he should STFU and go quietly otherwise the Hawks, SARS and Thuli will be knocking down his door before the ink dries on his suspension notification.

      Marcell - 2012-02-05 11:53

      The man is gone for now but the issues like unemployment under youths, enrichment of a few well placed cadres, the perception that whites are still better off is still real. He was the messenger boy of the ancESTORS but step out of line on the Botswana and Mbeki issue. If it was not for that, he will still be messenger boy. It is only a question of time before some of the issues he raised will be ancESTOR policy.

      Wesley - 2012-02-05 12:07

      This is ANC demo-crazy (democracy) in full flow. When he was leader everybody support him and he was the best, now when he is gone, they burn his shirt ext, and hold a party. But stil it is good news

      Larry - 2012-02-05 12:13

      Please, Please stay down this time.

      Edward - 2012-02-05 12:58

      I wouldn't bet the farm that he is gone.

      Graham - 2012-02-05 13:08

      I reckon he will setup a new party and take 10% of anc vote with him

      sean - 2012-02-05 14:50

      So the kingmaker that helped Jacob Zuma to be elected as president of South Africa gets tossed aside by the same people like a dirty old fat rag.You would think that fat boy Malema had learned his lesson by know,instead you find him and some of his faithful hard bas****s on this forum still trumpeting the fool up as their hero.Limpopo province with its 5 million inhabitants or dare I say the once super rich Transvaal province was a sprawling magnet,and yet with this Malema clown's rhetoric and race hate speeches it has become a s**thole dump.If you ever need a symbol of South Africa's ANC government's greed,incompetence and failures look no further than Limpopo where locals still need to walk many klometers just to get a ****ing well for drinking water,where newly built houses comes with leaking rooftops,windows when you shut or open them the whole ****ing frame comes out and the sad looking crumbling brickwork,the potholes that is everywhere.Infightng and making sordid deals with whomever is all this ANC is good at instead provinding services for its citizens.

      Sean - 2012-02-05 16:27

      Very good news to the whole of South Africa !!

      jackblack - 2012-02-05 17:57

      Chairman Mao was also kicked out of the Chinese Communist Party and returned to lead it a decade later...I don't think we've seen the last of Julius - he knows how to stir up support. Do you really think our morally bankrupt, justice dodging president is going to steer the ANC out of the mess it is in? I'm afraid the corruption will simply continue and the fields will be even riper for Juju's return in 5 to 10 years time...sad, but true...

      Alan - 2012-02-06 08:32

      who is Julius?

      Donna - 2012-02-06 10:33

      @blackjack. never a truer word spoken. he is down but not out - unfortunately. his ex-supporters are real classy - urinating on a t-shirt bearing his face. i dont like him, but this is disguisting! or is it a guy thing? lol....

      Merven - 2012-02-06 10:56

      OK, now that Malema is weak, take him out!! Where are all the big mouth AWB members?

  • Craig - 2012-02-05 11:25

    :)

      rbczovczov - 2012-02-05 17:07

      They talk of meeting with Winnie Mandela as if its an honorable thing. That woman lost her credibility the day she was convicted of fraud and other serious crimes like kidnapping etc. There is a good reason why she is no longer married to Nelson Mandela.

      Jeeves - 2012-02-05 20:28

      lol.. I had a chuckle at "ANC Youth League supporters urinated on a Julius Malema T-shirt and set it alight." Those dudes are peeing pure alcohol! ANCYL- Putting the 'party' in 'political party' since '94!

  • Chabi - 2012-02-05 11:27

    Appropriately Titled ... Now for the storming of the "Cassel".

  • Ben - 2012-02-05 11:30

    He will look better from behind.

  • Anette - 2012-02-05 11:30

    Can I do a victory dance????

  • Michael Miyo Young - 2012-02-05 11:30

    Hamba kahle corrupt fat boy. But he's still got his trust where he benefits from tenders. Now it's SARS turn to make SA dance

  • appietrader - 2012-02-05 11:34

    His homebase are catching a wakeup and realise that he wil NEVER share the spoils of his "businesses" with them, only for himself. His racist "policies" of taking farms,mine and businesses from the whites are being seen throuhg this crap for what it is. Lots of businesses is in black hands and the people are starting to realise it. This outdated crappy policies don't go down so well anymore. Can fool some people some time but can't fool everybody all the time.

  • Alasdair - 2012-02-05 11:35

    What goes around ...............

      Phillip - 2012-02-05 13:16

      ...gets p*ssed on.LOL

  • Perfume5 - 2012-02-05 11:36

    I don't think Juju thought this day would come!! Karma thy name is Juju.

  • Riaan - 2012-02-05 11:38

    Anybody got a t-shirt and a lighter i can use?

      Sam - 2012-02-05 12:41

      Likely the only reason anyone will buy one of the new brand JuJu tee shirts

  • Helmut - 2012-02-05 11:39

    OOOOO Happy Days

  • Bob - 2012-02-05 11:41

    yay flippin yay..............!!!!

  • Colin - 2012-02-05 11:42

    What a story

  • cephasmzw - 2012-02-05 11:43

    Yeeeeeeeey!!!!!!!!!

  • Ramudzuli Muthuphei - 2012-02-05 11:45

    CHIEF, CAN U CAL SECURITY TO COME AND REMOVE THIS THING HERE

      Tony - 2012-02-05 12:05

      Juju, please switch off the lights and close the door on YOUR way OUT.

  • Arthur - 2012-02-05 11:45

    Let's sing.. Happy days are here again The sky above is clear again Let us sing a song of cheer again Happy days are here again!

  • meredith.r.pollock - 2012-02-05 11:50

    About bloody time!!! Happy farming fat boy, just so you know farming is hard work, not so sure you would manage considering you have no idea what hard work actually is.. Juju just met Karma & discovered she is one mean bitch LOL..

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-02-05 11:52

    We are all born into a nation with a constitution and basically grow up with no influence on this document. As adults we join organisations with constitutions and rules. This is a consciuos decision one makes supposedly with all relevant information(thats if you 've got a brain) Malema should have asked one of his literate comrades to read and explain the ANC constitution to him never mind the country's constitution. If Jackie Selebi can rot in jail, should Malema eventually be charged and found guilty of any crimes (fraud and corruption) in terms of the country's constitution of course after he's enjoyed his right "to be assumed innocent until proven", I look forward to him spending a lot of time in jail and not a token sentence like Yengeni. This would send a strong message to other corrupt individuals and teach the youth that crime doesn't pay!!

      Perfume5 - 2012-02-05 12:00

      Excellent comment :)

      AyGeewils - 2012-02-05 12:45

      Nkosinathi - Put this against what Malema said - 'I was born ANC' He never understood the basic fundamentals of a voluntary organisation or the dynamics of a political party - he is a born dictator and megalomaniac - let's hope he's gone for good!

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-02-05 13:31

      Well said! 100%

      Saamprater - 2012-02-05 14:06

      Nkosinathi for president! Well said

      Merven - 2012-02-06 10:58

      Well said Nkosinathi.

  • Tony - 2012-02-05 11:55

    Ironic ... Snotkop Malema Tuned the crowd of sheep against Thabo, then Showerkop, and now they have turned against him... This is good news, but tells a story of blind support from the ANC voter base.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-02-05 11:56

    Life is going to be boring now..no more laughs, at the words& statements that came from this fools mouth. At the same time I admire good leadership in this instance from the anc, for not allowing this imbecile to go any further in leading our young people up a garden path, with no benefits at the end. HIPHIP HURRAY..

      Herman - 2012-02-05 11:59

      and another HIP!!!!

      bernpm - 2012-02-05 13:30

      @sandra: "I admire good leadership in this instance from the anc...." Just took them a little too long. A lot of damage has been done in the process.

      bobbirou - 2012-02-05 13:50

      Sandra, believe me, this is not the last we've heard from him. Now he will run amok and not be answerable to anyone. Chaos and mayhem will be the order of the day. Probably stage a take over, leading to war and ooopppsss, guess what..... the innocent will be caught in the middle of the blood bath. When he was under the auspices of the ANC, he was answerable for his actions and words. So, I'm not breaking out the bubbly just yet, in fact, I'm looking at taking self defence, archery, you name it and I'll do it to take care me and mine.

      Saamprater - 2012-02-05 14:13

      @bobbirou, somehow I think the position he had gave him a lot of time on stage etc. which resulted in a lot of media exposure ans media mentions. Being the "skunk" of the anc, that privileges will dry up now and he will have to work his way up if he wants to get anywhere, and seeing that "work" is a foreign concept to him, he is very unlikely so get anywhere.

  • acsteyn - 2012-02-05 11:59

    WEll let me say this. Julius has certainly left his legacy for his fickle followers to pursue if they so wish. No respect for anyone, rejoicing in their demise, spurning people at their greatest hour of need and all those other good values. Of and just to cap it all if all else fails threaten to take the ANC to court for unfair treatment while they are investigating him for a number of misdemeaners that could actually land him in jail. Got to hand it to them, they persevere.

  • Perfume5 - 2012-02-05 11:59

    The Juju 5% supporters are angry I see they disagreeing with every comment posted.I will say it again, until the cows come home "KARMA THY NAME IS JUJU".

  • Themba - 2012-02-05 12:00

    dont say the "MAN" is gone Malema is a boy still wet behind the ears,he should have taken time to read about respect,he is getting what he planted.

  • maghdim - 2012-02-05 12:01

    Floyd, floyd, jou storie is uit!

      Zion - 2012-02-05 12:31

      Good, now try: Floyd, Floyd, your story is void.

  • Carlo Hayes - 2012-02-05 12:03

    Bye bye fat boy!!! So kry elke d@@s st dag!

  • tyronlouw - 2012-02-05 12:03

    Didnt Malema say a few weeks ago that he would respect whatever ruling the ANC handed down? Now he is taking them to court? Hmmm, sour grapes, Mr. Malema?

      Phillys - 2012-02-05 12:33

      actually tyronlouw, an interesting point you make there. The fatboy has actually placed himself once again in an awkward position as he swore all along that he would never take the ANC to court!!!! Once again the fat bundle of joy has egg on its face!! The "struggle" to walk upright continues!!!!!

      Saamprater - 2012-02-05 14:16

      What do you mean? That's how they show respect. Selebi, Yengeni, McBride, Langa, and that racist advocate (what's his name) et al, have shown us how

  • Zion - 2012-02-05 12:06

    What is of most interest here is the way the crowds that were burning tyres and idolising Malema have instantly turned their backs on him. The big man is a nobody. Just goes to show the true colours of the mob and those that adore him and the ANC. This morning I felt a faint tremor as he came down to earth with a bump. Richters scale - zero.

  • Winifred - 2012-02-05 12:07

    He was lucky to get off so lightly. Glad that he was finally put in his place. What a picture I have in my mind of JuJu crying in mama Winnie"s arms. Imagine this fatty sitting on her lap crying and Winnie wiping away the tears.....consoling him. Dont worry my JuJu dont cry mama is always here for you.

      Fanie Verwey - 2012-02-05 12:30

      "No need to cry, come now, mama will get you a nice tender, soon"

  • jannie.beirowski - 2012-02-05 12:08

    So selfs 'n 'floater' spoel een of ander tyd weg...

      Phillys - 2012-02-05 12:34

      hahahahah!!!!!! goeie een Jannie

      AyGeewils - 2012-02-05 12:51

      Love it - and this one a Jumbo Jobbie!

  • BlaqDrumz - 2012-02-05 12:09

    shame , n he thought he was invincible! itreally is true when they say the bigger they are, the harder they fall. KO'd

  • Peter - 2012-02-05 12:09

    BYE BYE JULIUS. GO AND SUCK EGGS SO WE CAN CARRY ON BUILDING THIS COUNTRY FREE OF HORRIBLE PEOPLE LIKE YOU. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ANC FOR MAKING A DECISIVE DECISION FOR A CHANGE.

  • Kusleg - 2012-02-05 12:13

    Some one enlighten me please.....was Malema in government? Were there any chances that his voodoo zeitgeist politicking would influence the governing of this country? A section of this community seems to have been victimized by his casuistry.....Yawn..!

      Perfume5 - 2012-02-05 12:38

      What??????

  • Trevor - 2012-02-05 12:15

    Julius Malena said on TV recently when he was found guilty, he would NEVER take the ANC to court, it would be a DISGRACE and NOT the ANC way.....and now........Julius Malema, you a racist who has NO place in SA as a leader of any sort,the youth need an INTELLIGENT EDUCATED leader who can guide them and not use them...once the ANC is done with you, I hope SARS finished you off because this is what happens when you show NO respect to your "Elders".

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-02-05 12:18

    Time to head for your bunker , Ju Ju and take Winnie with U.

  • desertratbkf - 2012-02-05 12:20

    Lock the vermin up!!!!!!

  • Jacqui - 2012-02-05 12:21

    Will he be paying for his court case then?.

  • RemoteMedic - 2012-02-05 12:29

    Mayan Calendar bit early for Malema!

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-02-05 12:30

    A dangerous man (Malema) and a dangerous women (Winnie) plotting and planning the demise of the ANC and the rise of themselves as the new leaders of the masses. THAT is a scary though.

      Marcell - 2012-02-05 13:17

      And a real possibility.

      Seja - 2012-02-05 13:22

      OH HELL NO!! I refuse to believe South Africans are thaaaat stupid!!!

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-02-05 13:41

      @Seja You would be surprised just how stupid some South Africans can be... nothing would surprise me...

      bobbirou - 2012-02-05 13:54

      That is my greatest fear, as I have posted. He now answers to himself. He can do and say what he wants now and throw Winnie the murdress into the mix and you have a time bomb in the making.

      schalk.mattheys - 2012-02-05 14:11

      Birds of a feather...

  • fillibusters - 2012-02-05 12:30

    don't be too optimistic, Malema seems to have outlived his usefulness after the internal coup within the ANC

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-02-05 12:35

    If he has not paid his ANCYL subs for the past four or five years, can any decisions made whilst he was head of the youth league be legal? Shouldn't he be sued by the YL for repayment of the alleged R25k p/month they have been paying him? If you arent a paid-up member, then how can you make and approve decisions of the league?

  • peter222imnida - 2012-02-05 12:38

    Maybe Malema reminds her of a Stompie....

      martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-02-05 12:47

      We can only but hope hey..... :)

      Juan - 2012-02-06 02:53

      Well I hope they will part the same way.

  • Deeteem - 2012-02-05 12:40

    How fickle african politics is !! One minute you the man next you get pissed on and burnt !! Enjoy being "baba" in jail myfattijubjub !!

  • Garth - 2012-02-05 12:40

    @Alicia - you infer that little-minded anc thief is mighty - you do the word and all worthy to be associated with it a grave injustice.

  • Fezile Mfengwana - 2012-02-05 12:45

    Mandela was sent to jail for a long time and came back to be a president. Malema who won me over with his economic freedom march will surprise us all on his come back!

      Dave - 2012-02-05 12:49

      Don't compair Juju to such a great man, Nelson went to jail because he fought for freedom for the people of South Africa, juju will go to jail for stealing from the people of Soth Africa. Never compair the 2 its offencive.

      Fezile Mfengwana - 2012-02-05 12:53

      Mandela was seen as a threat back then and Malema is a threat currently thats my point of view.

      Keshlen Reddy - 2012-02-05 13:06

      But it was a struggle then . what is malema fighting for but for his and a few ppls money? mr mandela showed TOLERANCE and that all ppl are equal . he was not a war monger . He was and is a peacefull man. juju is not so good riddance to him

      Fezile Mfengwana - 2012-02-05 13:13

      Evryone is saying Mandela is a good person post 1994. People hated Mandela like they do Malema now.

      Prosper Dube - 2012-02-05 13:16

      Fezile you have a point Economic freedom may be delayed but it wont be postponed for good. The Capitalists and their bootlickers are celebrating now but in Mangaung juju will have the last laugh

      Irene - 2012-02-05 13:18

      He won you over with his economic freedom march? Doesn't take much does it? I bet your love in life has really improved since that march. Are the bucks and appliances flying out of the sky now? Better wear a hard hat.

      Nibiru - 2012-02-05 13:49

      Still do my friend ,Church Street massacre victim

      Sarel van Deventer - 2012-02-05 14:26

      economic freedom? a very big word for a small brain. Nothing is free, go study, get a job like most of us. Apartheid was wrong but moping about wont help and there aint any quick fixes. Live with it!!!

      Carlo Hayes - 2012-02-05 14:41

      Are you writing this from jail?

      Perfume5 - 2012-02-05 17:47

      @Fezile....and I quote your comment "Mandela was seen as a threat back then and Malema is a threat currently thats my point of view" unquote...and who agreed with this comment, Malema is a threat, how did you reach this conclusion. Mr Mandela forgave, Juju seeks revenge and will always seek revenge, please don't ever compare Mr Mandela with Juju.

      Thandi - 2012-02-05 20:17

      Fezile - one simple difference - Mandela has brains, fatboy is an ignorant moron.

      vaneckt - 2012-02-06 01:40

      You'll quickly change your tune when fatboys stupidity turns south africa into a slum following in Mugabe's footsteps and you have no food on your table, then again saying stupid things like you do, you probably don't even know what this is all about so it's all the same to you

      fezile.mfengwana - 2012-02-06 08:42

      All I am saying is: Malema will come back and rule us all whether you all like it or not.

      Hugh - 2012-02-06 11:14

      @Fez, there is no comeback from the ANC sin bin. The wilderness is a big place with many ANC cadre's bodies scattered out there. He will just be another one. The liberation movement that is now trying to play politics is unforgiving. They cant have irresponsible rogue agents being added to the pilfering list. He leaves too many loose ends and endangers the top money grabbing echelon. He is history. Make way for the next devil we dont know.

  • Bob - 2012-02-05 12:46

    It is amazing how the Rand has strengthened against the Dollar since this announcement..! Shows just how bad this pr*ck was for this country!

  • jarrodkrige - 2012-02-05 12:50

    "Chief, can you call security to come and remove this thing here." Seems the wheel has turned and that Juju is the "small boy" who "can't do anything".

  • Prince Scruf Marshal - 2012-02-05 12:56

    gud riddance he has overstayed his welcome this brainless twart,also he was glamourised too much like he was bigger than politics.

  • GregAddo - 2012-02-05 12:58

    Man, they must have drank alot of brandy the night before, flammable urine is not that common..............:)

  • Dalai - 2012-02-05 12:59

    No more TENDERcare!

  • Winifred - 2012-02-05 13:01

    We need to watch....Winnie Mandela alone is a dangerous force. JuJu and Winnie together? a marriage made is heaven? She has dodged the bullet so many times. We are certainly seeing a game of political chess.

      Hugh - 2012-02-06 11:18

      She will distance herself to protect her political career. She already denounced the "alleged" post meeting with the YL. She will be just like every other rat that flees a sinking ship.