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There's no wisdom in Nkandla - Malema

2012-10-09 22:41

Virginia - Julius Malema on Tuesday severely criticised President Jacob Zuma for the reported R203m upgrades to his Nkandla home in KwaZulu-Natal.

This amounted to stealing and was not right, Malema told striking mineworkers in Virginia, in the Free State.

"They want to give you [miners] R16 000 but they give another man R250m to build a house," Malema said.

Malema was addressing a group at the Meloding Stadium. Many women and children were among the striking workers who arrived to hear him talk.

He asked why Zuma's other three homes, in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, maintained by the state, could not be used for international visitors.

"Who goes to Nkandla of all places? There's no wisdom there, nothing to learn, unless its about cultural aspects," Malema said.

Malema told the miners that  Zuma has no respect for the country's Constitution.

"How can Zuma ask miners to respect the Constitution if he does not," he asked them.

He was referring to a recent Constitutional Court judgment that found invalid the appointment of Menzi Simelane as National Director of Public Prosecutions.

In reading the unanimous judgment, Judge Zak Yacoob said the court reached a number of legal conclusions, including that the NDPP's appointment was not a matter to be determined by the subjective opinion of the president.

Malema told the miners Zuma hired Simelane against the guidelines stipulated by the Constitution. It was Zuma's responsibility to protect the Constitution, yet he ignored it.

He referred to a recent court decision when the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was ordered to hand over tapes to the Democratic Alliance in relation to corruption charges against Zuma being dropped.

The NPA dropped the charges against Zuma just before he was elected African National Congress president and president of the country.

Malema told the miners that their struggle was his struggle. He also urged the community to stand by the striking workers.

Comments
  • christelle.james.7 - 2012-10-09 23:02

    Malema - you wise person you!! Surely you would have sung a diffent tune if the two of you were still joined at the hip!

      marie.smit.566 - 2012-10-11 04:07

      Perhaps they are all thinking, "Why do we want R16 000.00pm. Surely if we were unemployed, we could build a house in Sandton for R16 000 000.00"

  • sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-10-09 23:04

    Their relationship certainly has soured of late! Curdled for sure..

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-10-10 07:15

      It still amazes me as to how he went from, "he will kill for zuma" to "I will kill zuma". This guy speaks what the masses want to hear, he is no different to zuma himself.The problem is that the poor,uneducated and desperate for better life people are being exploited.

  • dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-10-09 23:08

    Although I'm not a malema fan AT ALL, he is pointing out facts and making them known to the ppl listening to him, usually the uneducated, who don't get to hear/understand the truth. This is a good thing regarding dropping zuma for a second term...BUT, if zuma is dropped, does that mean that malema will get a shot at politics again? I hope not.

      lorain.maseko - 2012-10-10 08:07

      Sadly dropping Zuma is too dangerous at the moment. That will surely translate to malema being back in full swing of things.

  • Cameron - 2012-10-09 23:12

    And let me guess Julius......You have tons of wisdom?? bwahahahahaha..sorry....just made myself laugh there!

      asdhasgd - 2012-10-09 23:23

      Julius Malema's self help books: "Economic Freedom and Economic Strucures of the Working Society for the un-educated" "How to nationalise a mine and destoy a country" "How to be a racist and still have dignity" "How to launder money and not goto jail" "How to incite violence and not be charged by Jadgara!"

      john.bucknall.1 - 2012-10-10 04:37

      If wisdom jumped up and bit him squarely on the arse, he would jump and shout "what the *uck was that?"

      aristar.aristary - 2012-10-10 05:55

      JohnB LOL. I am going to rename my pitbull "Wisdom."

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-10-09 23:15

    malema must voetsek..did'nt he see all the fraud and corruption while still member of the anc enjoying our tax money..get a job malema we are not your so called 'youth'...who are you to make us aware of what we already know..bloody chameleon

      John - 2012-10-09 23:23

      Of course he did. Only difference now is, the other kids don't want to share their toys with him anymore. So he's looking for someone else to play with

      marev.audioslave - 2012-10-11 07:04

      I agree with u Sekwati, Malema is just trying 2 score points by telling people things they already know.

  • tobydt - 2012-10-09 23:21

    Julius has lots of ammo to attack Jacob with. Just a pity its normally 3 day old stale news.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-10-09 23:33

    I will have to say Viva Malema Viva he is the only one that gets the facts out to the masses, he is the only one that can. Wisdom, wize....doom or not... corrupt and all, what not, what for the little round guy does more to bring down the FAT ANC double corrupt, triple corrupt 'New king of the Zulu's' and his expensive harem of wives, I support Malema in his quest to screw the status quo....as it stands... Will he have my vote, don't think so, will I support him as a president......NAAAA but I will support him in his suicidal march against the fat ugly ANC, I hope he succeeds.

      flysouth - 2012-10-10 16:52

      He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount - Chinese proverb

  • logical007 - 2012-10-10 00:07

    Malema with privatization of mines... Malema fighting ZUMA ! Malema Nationalising .HOLD ON WAIT THINK...Just look at SAA - Thats a 'real deal'????? Privatize that and watch that company FLY!!! If the Malema demands these stupid wages - more miners will be fired, increases unemployment rate!! Malema needs to be Fired at not just fired!

      marie.smit.566 - 2012-10-11 04:16

      He needs to get a job first, before he can be fired. And then again, if he had a job, perhaps we wouldn't hear from him!

  • megan.perrow - 2012-10-10 00:08

    And the one little piggy attacks the other little piggy over who has the biggest pile of sh*t :D

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-10-10 00:19

    Malema has a cheek to say these things, he is just as corrupt as Zuma and I believe way more dangerous and destructive to SA. Julius before you make such speeches, explain to the miners how you can afford your mansion worth millions...

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-10-10 00:20

    Hey malema you just jaallaas you geeniaas

  • rude.awakning - 2012-10-10 00:25

    just like there is no wisdom in building a R16 mil house on a 'mere' R25 000 salary! For all to see including SARS! Juju you should be the last to talk about wisdom, about corruption, about morals,values or woodwork!

      aristar.aristary - 2012-10-10 05:59

      How Malema would reply: Eish masta!! I was just taught by the rest of the crook polly's in South Africa. Mr Zuma, Mr Sexwale, Mr Ramaphosa, Shaiky and all are excellent teachers and I wanted to learn what they new. Woodwork did not help me at school except to teach me that I could beat someone to death with a two by four.

      rude.awakning - 2012-10-10 06:37

      arista. Lol!

  • oscar.ndaba.3 - 2012-10-10 01:10

    talk malema talk, you are a brave young man, the last time we see a brave man in politics was the times of peter mokaba, winnie mandela, chris hani, tambo, steve biko. south africa open your mind and listen to what malema is saying and read a lot to be informed, that critisizing malema even when he talk the truth, dont be ignorant your black south africans, you should be reading a lot to understand issues of land, mines and yourth unemployment that malema is making us aware of, imansipate yourself from mental slavery, south africans open your eyes. viva malema viva

  • oscar.ndaba.3 - 2012-10-10 01:12

    viva malema viva, a brave young man, the last time south africa was blessed with a brave man was diring the times of chris hani, steve biko, peter mokaba and oliver thambo and mandela, viva malema viva

  • oscar.ndaba.3 - 2012-10-10 01:23

    how many people could have benefited from R203 millions, eat the money Zuma and let black people stave and fight malema. when is mantashe renovating his compound with R100 000 000?

      flysouth - 2012-10-10 16:53

      4060 RDP houses!

  • ryno.cheryl - 2012-10-10 01:31

    Malema.... Author of "Politics for Dummies" ......say no more???

  • emelda.mashile - 2012-10-10 01:32

    Even if am not a juju supporter but the truth is that no one is brave like him,he might be corrupt as well like his ex father but he tells it like it is. We dnt have the guards to challenge all those people but instead we insult malema on the social networks. Let us not allow hatracy to blind us even on realistic matters.

      ryno.cheryl - 2012-10-10 01:45

      You are 100% right, corrupt people always says it like it is????

  • ryan.stephen.07 - 2012-10-10 02:14

    This is seriously good news. Who better than Malema to tell the masses about the corruption of the ANC? They won't listen to "white newspapers".

  • rebecca.pooe - 2012-10-10 02:15

    There young man is missing the point, i thought he will now act maturely as he has the worlds ears, but i guess someone is feeding him lies, just like Zuma advisors, kgalemas advisors. Demmaggogoess

      jam3son.walk3r - 2012-10-10 07:03

      clearly not the anc

  • FeebleGastro - 2012-10-10 04:14

    Yeah well, there is basically zero wisdom anywhere in Africa. That includes the insides of both Zuma's and Malema's heads. That explains the general failure that is Africa.

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-10 05:30

      What r u doing here? Africa never invited u, you are not even welcome in Europe, if Africa is a failure, it's bcos of ppl like u, Leave Africa and go somewhere else if u find it a failure, u and this Malema character are the same stupid hooligans

      kgetsi.mankge1 - 2012-10-10 06:08

      u r nothing bt a moron,bloody racist idiot jus lyk juju

  • thabo.letlhoo - 2012-10-10 04:26

    this malema guy is really an unfortunate bad example of a leader. For how long is he going to be used. He is a leader of people who know little. He is good at screaming and insulting.

      talana.malherbe - 2012-10-10 09:52

      Malema unfortunately does not teach the youth anything of value. Bad bad example!

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-10 04:53

    Malema is right, there is no wisdom in Nkandla but he is more part of the problem in the country than any possible solution.

  • nkosinathi.dyantyi.9 - 2012-10-10 04:55

    Hey idiot shutup u r the 1 who sang mshini wam while corrupt charges against zuma were dropped nw u no longer ANC u telling us zuma is corrupt we r nt ur toys idiot

  • candicehickman312 - 2012-10-10 05:02

    IS THIS NOT THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK??? Idiot!!!

      aristar.aristary - 2012-10-10 06:03

      Eish!! They are all black. Well that's is what they say anyway.

  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-10-10 05:13

    Define stealing, Julius!

  • kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-10 05:23

    Malema is just like this FeebleGastro person who is busy insulting Africans, wat r u still doing in Africa if u hate us so much, u r a stupid European reject, even Europe hates u

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-10 06:51

      Jamba u should've read that FeebleGastro's comments about Africa and Africans b4 accusing me of racism, I am not racist bt again won't sit back nd be insulted by him, my words were towards him specifically whereas his were to all Africans nd the whole Africa

  • jkmarumo - 2012-10-10 05:33

    There's no wisdom in Nkandla,u will only learn about cultural activities.Its true coz who will want 2visit Zuma after he retireS?No one,

      kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-10-10 05:53

      I will

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-10-10 05:46

    First time little fat boy talks sense, but only beacause it helps his own cause.

  • Thabo Marvin Riet - 2012-10-10 05:47

    can dis boy shut up nw malema is nw strtin 2 b a pain in da ass hai

  • Michael - 2012-10-10 05:52

    Is this the guy Kgalema feels he should not have been expelled from ANC? He says 'they cant give you 16 thousand but they can give one man R206 milion rands' who must give miners that money? Government?, this guy Malema is does not have wisdom.

  • Luvo van der Vena - 2012-10-10 06:07

    How is this politiking addressing any of the miners issues....if the miners are advocating self representation and reject their unions, what strategy does Julius have that should convince the miners to entrust their plight with him. The boy is only using the desperate miners as a platform to try and keep his political relevance afloat...

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-10-10 06:15

    The ANC will always cover its Socialist flank. We are heading for a two-party democracy. Nevertheless ... Motlanthe is better than Zuma.

  • talas.mohlala - 2012-10-10 06:16

    I think and believe that no one like or love a person who's clever n know better, have knowledge of doing things, want to change the way people live,change the wrong to right, only one man could do that, but they hv already seen that many wrong things they do in this country could come out, that's y they keep on chasing n blocking him to go forward. The one and only Malema, that one is young clever. He always want to c a change for the people, now people has no work, they r poor, but zuma took that lot of money to his home, what about the rest of the people? Does he care about the country o r his wives, and home? He's done nothing in this country, he must step down and hv nice time with his women. He doesn't know what's gud for the country, and he must stop chasing after young clever Malema (the genius). We as people we must c the truth, not look faces, youth and everyone got no works, but lot of money is been wasted doing nothing, instead of creating jobs for people in this country. Where does zuma lead us if not to SATAN?

  • talas.mohlala - 2012-10-10 06:17

    I think and believe that no one like or love a person who's clever n know better, have knowledge of doing things, want to change the way people live,change the wrong to right, only one man could do that, but they hv already seen that many wrong things they do in this country could come out, that's y they keep on chasing n blocking him to go forward. The one and only Malema, that one is young clever. He always want to c a change for the people, now people has no work, they r poor, but zuma took that lot of money to his home, what about the rest of the people? Does he care about the country o r his wives, and home? He's done nothing in this country, he must step down and hv nice time with his women. He doesn't know what's gud for the country, and he must stop chasing after young clever Malema (the genius). We as people we must c the truth, not look faces, youth and everyone got no works, but lot of money is been wasted doing nothing, instead of creating jobs for people in this country. Where does zuma lead us if not to SATAN?

  • maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-10-10 06:24

    Malema is spot on this time, Bamba Zonke needs a shopping centre, an upgrade to his home and Malema is pointing this out. So even though he is an irritant he is correct in what he says.

  • andile.nokhetshe - 2012-10-10 06:31

    LoL...

  • jam3son.walk3r - 2012-10-10 06:33

    The only thing juju is good for is to help make the anc fall apart before the next elections, so I support this cause, but juju is still a stupid idiot, so as long as he is trying to destroy the anc, I'm happy.

      Luyanda Qoyi - 2012-10-10 07:31

      i'm with YOU on this one, he must divide it until it perish

  • jola.jose.7 - 2012-10-10 06:39

    You are the voice of voiceless,and the hope the of the poor ,we support u juju, shower head you day will come

      jam3son.walk3r - 2012-10-10 07:09

      so was zuma once, until he became president and showed his true colours

      dave.hardman - 2012-10-10 08:01

      The voice of the poor people that can't read or \apply their minds\, poor people who want to be like him. Poor people that also want the money and power that they were promised. POOR people indeed, to have a role model like the BOTOX BOY

  • johan.wilsnach - 2012-10-10 06:41

    malema you really are an ass. you have no idea what wisdom means. you don't even know where wisdoms come from. Just who are you trying to bluff? maybe it is time that we tell the people who you are addressing all the time that you think they are stupid.

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2012-10-10 06:42

    What's with the pot(Malema) calling a kettle black! You also built a bunker in Sandton! You're now the noisiest because you were kicked out of the clique that is milking us taxpayers dry!

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-10-10 06:53

    Thank you juju for sharing your 'wisdom'! You can't compare miners' wages to nkandla - mine privately owned, nkandla owned by cANCerous government. You are like some bad rash

  • Neil Alberts - 2012-10-10 07:04

    So JuJu, how do is feel to be betrayed by your own?? you stole just as much money now u want to hammer your former buddies??? jealousy makes u nasty, but then again, that suits u!!

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-10 07:05

    Malema is just like Lekota and he will do anything possible to cling on to the govenment.He has never had a job so the govenment to him is like a host and he is a parasite.it scares him to realise that he might have to look for a job in private companies after he has made himself so unpopular with them.he speaks his mind yes but to benefit himself ,family and friends.not the country.

      jola.jose.7 - 2012-10-10 07:19

      I thought zuma is a parasite who suck the taxpayers money

      teboho.martin.3 - 2012-10-10 07:25

      Keep on soldering on JuJu !zuma doesn't respect the constitution of this country, how can he say the miners should respect the constitution while he can't do.last week he appointed national director without constitutional concern!JUJU keep on fighting for Economic freedom we are 110 % behind FYL.

      mshiniboys - 2012-10-10 08:43

      So to you Teboho Juju has followed the constitution when he stole tax payers money to put into his Ratanang Trust and build himself mansions and spend some holidays overseas.Good then tell him to keep it up.

  • Nigel - 2012-10-10 07:23

    At least Malema speaks. Zuma just disappears in the face of national crisis. Anyway, neither are real leaders or statesmen with honour and integrity, and we will not stop the downward spiral until we find one. I don't care what colour - please, we need an educated intelligent leader.

  • jacquespvn - 2012-10-10 07:24

    Malema, you are a hypocrite, what about all your expensive properties, plus instead of always pointing fingers at the president, why not think for yourself, tell us what you would do different instead of always bad mouthing your president that you voted for, and as for disrespecting the constitution, there you are right up top there with them all, you have no respect for the ANC or the constitution or you president, the way you rant and carry on about President Zuma in my view constitutes treason, and therefore you should be thrown into a jail cell!

  • sidney.gilroy - 2012-10-10 07:35

    His @ss mus be jealous of all the crap that comes out of his mouth.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-10 07:41

    For once you hit the nail on the head, Julius.

  • michael.kleber.376 - 2012-10-10 07:42

    Lets not forget who fought to get Zuma the presidency and would die for him , now Julius wants Zuma out what changed , were promises not lived up to ?

  • shandukane.moshatana - 2012-10-10 07:43

    Good coment but at the wrong time.If only he said all this b4 zuma can be a President trust me sa would be a better place now...All this strikes would have been prevented...did we have these useles strikes be4 zuma was president?

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-10-10 07:43

    Fat Boy Malema is Ann idiot BUT he is not necessarily wrong in a lot of the things he says about the government . He does say things others are scared of saying......just a great pity he himself is like the ones he criticizes. Stupid corrupt government we have and it will NOT change. Pity

      vuyelwa.kamlana - 2012-10-10 08:09

      I agree with you on that one, some of the things he says are true..he's not the right person to say them.