Zim youth back Julius Malema

2011-09-02 08:01

Harare - Zimbabwean youth have handed a petition to the South African embassy in Harare against the alleged persecution of ANC Youth league president Julius Malema, Zimbabwe's Herald Online reported on Friday.

The youth were from organisations like the Pan-African Youth Union, Zimbabwe Entrepreneurs Youth Action, Upfumi Kuvadiki, musicians and artists.

Presenting the petition to deputy South African ambassador Andy Makwabe in Harare on Thursday, Pan-African Youth Union deputy secretary-general Tendai Wenyika said: "We note with sadness the developments in the ANC that sought to tarnish the image and person of Julius Malema and the ANC youth league leadership.

"We hope the issue will be resolved amicably with a verdict that will see Malema and his executive completing their tenure. The role that Malema plays as a regional opinion leader in the fight for economic freedom should never be undermined."

Pan-Africanist ideas

She said African youth supported Malema's call for the nationalisation of mines and expropriation of land.

"Realising the need for an economic transformation as a matter of urgency that favours the black majority, these Pan-Africanist ideas are very noble."

Malema and five co-accused are facing an ANC disciplinary hearing on charges of bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing divisions in ANC ranks.

The hearing will resume at 09:00 on Friday when the disciplinary committee will deliver its ruling on Malema's application for the charges to be dropped.

On Tuesday, groups of youths purportedly supporting Malema and his four colleagues threw rocks, bottles and bricks at journalists and police in the Johannesburg CBD.

The violence subsided after Malema addressed them.

  • bkaridza - 2011-09-02 08:15

    It is sad to note that misinformed youth in the mould of Malema mentality are interfering with foreign politics in SA, if they are realy Zim youth they need to be also taken for a disciplinary hearing by the responsible bodies but I am afraid if sent by a dictator, they are untouchable also. If Malema did anything wrong, I expect the vedict will be legal

      Mugabe - 2011-09-02 08:49

      News24 its Zanu youth not Zim youth, most Zim youth belong to MDC and it is no secret that Malema is an enermy with MDC

      Snoopy88 - 2011-09-02 08:56

      Well there's some good news... at least the future of Zim will be in better hands?

      realist03 - 2011-09-02 12:10

      I smell civil war in SA very soon

      Shrike - 2011-09-02 16:39

      If you want Juju you can have him..... He would make a great president of Zimbabwe..... Please take him.....

      lorain.maseko - 2012-10-15 11:04

      Ofcourse we so value the Zim youth's opinions.

  • John - 2011-09-02 08:18

    Well if you can't beat them then break them down to your level. Must say its rich coming from the poorest nation in the world.

  • ANC support - 2011-09-02 08:22

      Mugabe - 2011-09-02 08:51

      i have been to Zambia, Botswana, Moza, SA, Namibia, Malawi and only SA is a better country than ZIm in terms of infrastructure despite the political situation. so who ever did this research had an agenda

      nosiphom - 2011-09-02 09:11

      Mr. Mugabe, there is a big difference between infrastructure and quality of life. You are right about the infrastructure story, and the study is right that it is very trying for the normal man to live in Harare, where power outages are the order of the day. Read and analyse before commenting.

  • BB - 2011-09-02 08:27

    Zim not F-upped enough for south African country, need to crash the whole south African region as well? One would think that they have learned form their mistakes, think not! what is the Zim dollar to the US dollar? Keep this space, if this you so named leaders of the country is in charge it will be the end of democracy.

      Wayne Hayes - 2011-09-02 08:33

      1 USD = 361.900 ZWD Shocking to think we are heading that way

      King FatAss - 2011-09-02 11:29

      @ Wayne, there is no such thing as a Zim Dollar. It has long gone to the ancestors. but i like that you are concerned about our country***

      Met - 2011-09-02 11:49

      Wayne- Surprised that you got a thumbs up. Here you tell people that there is a Sun in the sky, you get a thumbs down. You are right of course, but sadly, they cannot tell the difference between opinion and fact, and most, will think that you are merely expressing an opinion

      InternetMan - 2011-09-02 15:45

      Uhm Met. Nobody uses ZWD anymore..

  • Daemos1 - 2011-09-02 08:29

    Least surprising story of 2011

  • mSholozi - 2011-09-02 08:30

    thank you my brothers from zim, we apresiate your support

      Neil Myburgh - 2011-09-02 08:35

      learn to spell fool!

      JustinD - 2011-09-02 08:37

      So you say with a bullet in your head.

      Snoopy88 - 2011-09-02 08:40

      and you appreciate that they take your jobs because they're better educated than you, thanks to the perfectly functioning education system left behind by the Imperialist regime. Dumbasses!

      Monique Lovelock - 2011-09-02 08:42

      A clear case of the blind leading the blind. You fool if you like Zim and their dictators policies so much why not go live there. Why are you here if you are so unhappy with the way things are? While you are at it take all those who like the Zim way of life with you.

      Peaceful - 2011-09-02 08:48

      Really mSholozi.Have you been to Zim lately? I have and the poverty and despair is tangible.Harare has just been named the worst city to live in and it really is.Come on now, think before you speak, why do you think millions of Zimbos have fled here?

      Welleducated - 2011-09-02 08:49

      mSholozi the racist, please pack your bags and move to Zim. It is paradise there - from what I hear.

      umhlopo - 2011-09-02 08:52


      VELOCITY - 2011-09-02 09:43

      Better start doing some running in the evenings Sholozi. Only the fittest and fastest of you lot will make it to the border when we chase you and your type of scum out of our country.

      Yomar Sapus - 2011-09-02 09:52

      Wahahahahaaaaa!! Apresiate....what a d00s!

      Crayg Bothma - 2011-09-02 10:08

      I was born in Zim & frankly its sad to see how a country, thats was once a great place, has been destroyed by mindless, brainless, racist, CORRUPT PIGS like yourself! & I'm really sad to think that with people like you around, this country too may fall to the depths of Hell... & it's slowly beginning to happen already.

      gatvol4corru - 2011-09-02 15:47

      Hey numnuts! Go back to ZimBOBwe! Take Juju and Floyd with

  • proudly - 2011-09-02 08:31

    The apple doesnt fall far from the tree!

  • Neil Myburgh - 2011-09-02 08:34


  • brown_bread - 2011-09-02 08:36

    dirt supporting dirt. how productive!

  • Edmund Schoeman - 2011-09-02 08:37

    Hey! I think its a great idea! Juju must go run Zim!! He'll be a perfect replacement for Bob! ;-) Yea, some people learn not to put your hand on a hot plate again, after you got burnt the first time. But then you also get the fools that just keep touching the hot plate. Haha - "you gonna get burnt again fool"

  • CraigColinRoyMcLeod - 2011-09-02 08:38

    It says something when a country listed as a human rights violator steps to your defence. Birds of a feather...

  • landieman - 2011-09-02 08:38

    You've already F#$Ked your own country up stay out of South Africa.

  • Zenzele - 2011-09-02 08:43

    These zimbabwean fools must keep their dirty nose from our politics, we don't want to be like them who worshiped mugabe and let him to destroy their economy. They know nothing, they must shooo! off!

      justsaying00 - 2011-09-02 11:01

      Just like you dont appreciate the zim youth who dont have a working knowledge of the politics here passing judgemnt on malema issue, eat your own words and not pass judgement on things you know little about. Who says Zim people "worshipped Mugabe"? Get your facts straight,just like the Zim youths who are pro Malema.

  • betha - 2011-09-02 08:44

    i don't want to live on this would anymore

      umhlopo - 2011-09-02 13:26

      its world

      InternetMan - 2011-09-02 15:49

      @umhlopo: You knew its world so what the hell is the problem?

  • Mathanga - 2011-09-02 08:45

    Now we getting support from Zim 2 destroy our country as well!!!!! Mhhhh..... c c c c.......!!!! I am not suprised!!

  • Flasheart - 2011-09-02 08:48

    Insanity is contagious...

      Buzzbar - 2011-09-02 10:58

      Stupidity too...

  • umhlopo - 2011-09-02 08:50

    these clowns have screwed up zombabwe to the point of no recovery and due to their lack of intelligence or should i say stupidity they now feel they can petetion rsa on the matter of our own mugabe wannabe,they must collectively crawl back into the sewer they came from and while they are busy they can take their brothers that have come here to scratch out a living by any means possible including crime.they stuffed up their country,they must go home and face the consequences

  • ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-02 08:54

    Please can someone tell me what will be a best solution to address the current economic imbalances, I am asking this as a concerned young Black man who is always willing to WORK and take advantage of legitimate and viable opportunity particularly in business, Well I hear a lot from experienced Business people including Mr. Patrice Motsepe opposing nationalisation, to add I must admit that taking into consideration the current state of affairs in SA, current South African Govenrment cannot be trusted in running any entity successfully, examples are the current SOE's, Eskom, SABC, to mention a few, it will be too risky to say the Government will be able manage the mines and banks successfully, the reason I am saying this it's because of proven Corruption, nepotism, and a simply management inexperiences. That would be my reason to say Nationalisation will not work, unless Government can be trusted. I however will be interested in knowing what South Africans think will be a better solution.

      Jay - 2011-09-02 09:19

      good education will provide good businessmen and leaders for the future. Let it be a natural process where educated people grow up into the economy and make a contribution. We can't all be owners but many can make great or normal contributions to running a smooth economy if given a chance and not delayed by strikes and riots which actually just set us all back. So i would say the key is that all South Africans keep a close watch on the teachers and educators who mould our future by doing their job well or not.

      nosiphom - 2011-09-02 09:22

      ANC4PRES, I like the fact that you are asking a reaaly important question and not imposing any answer. It is very difficulat to come up with a simple answer and one line slogans are not the answer. Unfortunatley some of the one liners get us further from the answer. Firat I will tell you what is not the answer to this complex problem Nationalisation. According to those indocrinated by Julius nationalisation will automatically mean the mines will be employment agencies, where people are employed for the sake of being employed. Do we really think the companies are not employing because they just want to spite everyone. If there is enough demand for the commodities and the companies need more people to dig them up, believe me they will hire more people. Unfortanately many of South African mines (epecially the Gold ones) are so deep that getting the stuff out of the groud is terrible expensive, meaning that getting the stuff out of the ground in Russia is cheaper, hence you have companies Pamodzi closing down shafts. If the ANCYL was serious about the mining story why did they not buy the Pamodzi mines that were sold to Aurora and showed us all how it is done ? Did we ever hear them speak about the plight of those people there ? Land grabs are also not an answer ! I recently heard that a third of retitution farm land was sold back mostly to the original owners - simple because the people who get the land, through legal or illegal means (grab) are just not farmers more space

      nosiphom - 2011-09-02 09:47

      And because they are not farmers, the land cannot be used productively. Look at Zimbabwe, below the bottom. Some priviledged few did get to grab the land, and the masses ran here. Now let us look at Venezuela. They nationalised the oil industry and they are doing well. Believe me, the only oil rich country that is poor is Nigeria - because of curruption - and redistribution to the few elite - and that is what Malema wants - as mentioned, if he and his youth league were worried about the welfare of people - there was a chance to show us in the Pamodzi gold mines - or he only wants the successful ones and does not want to turn around those that are failing ? Unfortunately young people like you willing to learn are bundled with the bunch that thrashes streets. There are areas where We can be leaders in research and the governement must sponsor those areas - e.g. clean energy. Recycling is now getting big - people come to rumage our rub bish bins, the governement has a chance to introduce sorting at source, and have entrepreuneurs implementing the strategy at the metros. Can someone design a rubbis bin with different slots for the different types of waste ? There are more ..

      Douglas - 2011-09-02 10:08

      It is difficult to find an easy solution and there are no solutions that will address the problem over night, attempting any of the proposed solutions will harm the people in the long run. There are however a few possibilities we can look at. Firstly, in terms of nationalisation of the mines, rather then nationalising successful mines currently in operation take into account that it is the government of SA that sells the mineral rights to the mining companies, so have the government form state owned mining companies that compete with private companies in the free market and make the the preferential recipients of mineral rights. This will result in a level of nationalisation that this country is able to handle, as they are successful they can build their portfolio and buy mines from other companies. Second, on the view of land, rather than simply seizing it from the current owners institute a law that places areas of land into reserves, should the owners of this land wish to sell they are required to first make the land available to the government so it can be used for expropriation. This will in time transfer the land to the black communities seeking it. And Thirdly and most importantly, increase the national budget for education in order to improve the standard of student being graduated and the facilities being provided in order that the people leave school with all they need to improve their lives and make them useful members of society.

      ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-02 10:15

      Thank you very much to Jay and nosiphom, I appreciate the suggestions and this gets me thinking realy hard. I will most def do more research and I am sure that will influence what decision I need to take on the issue. Thank you once again.

      ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-02 11:05

      @blood river, I will pretend you never made a comment.

      ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-02 11:06

      @Douglas...thank you.

      gatvol4corru - 2011-09-02 15:50

      Ver good,honest questions -- no simple answer I am afraid. keep an open-mind and do not follow malema's animal-farm. Everything,starts at home. Good responsible parenting,quality education. Good values instilled. ethics & honesty.

  • Banana_Republic - 2011-09-02 08:55

    Bet if the Kidi Amin fan club in the "worlds worst city" burned posters of old Bob, they wouldn't be around today to say much.

  • Vhinaz - 2011-09-02 08:55

    Really now, dyu think anyone will listen to the outcry from Zim? fix your country first, then you will have the right to speak. As it stands, you can only watch n not comment....... I c u want our country to also take a dive ino economic shumbles.

      ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-02 08:59

      @ Vhinaz...Great comment, I however think it should apply to all failing states including the USA. They are at no liberty to suggest anything solution for us as they are shown the incapabilities of running their own economies.

      mike - 2011-09-02 11:17

      @anc4hell - do you really think that the US takes any interest in a bunch of illiterate thugs?

      umhlopo - 2011-09-02 13:38

      @ancyl4pres - you seem like a well educated individual who has the ability to rationalise situations and problems,try to get together with a few likeminded individuals and put your combined brains to the test,i am shure that you lot could start something succesfull or at least make a huge difference to the lot of those around for the states,look at all superpowers,the rot starts from within and the good old usa is pretty far down this path,however as one state fails another takes its place.We will just have to wait and see who it is

  • tiago86jhb - 2011-09-02 08:57

    You would think these Zim's had learnt their lesson with people like Mugabe !! SO i guess they got what they deserve .Enjoy Mugabe and remember all your brothers and sisters who ran away to South Africa ,where are they gonna run to if Malema takes over !!oh thats right .NOWHERE

  • Danny - 2011-09-02 09:03

    Idiots backing idiots, that's all it amounts. Look at Zimmbabwe after so many years of "economic freedom", id this what our youth want for this country? Zimmbabwe is ruined becuase of these idiots blind support for a despot.

  • Rowan - 2011-09-02 09:08

    OMG these Zim Youth have no food and are living on UN Handouts and jumping the border fence to get to SA due to their country being a utter mess... ONLY IN AFRICA

  • Koos Poggenpoel - 2011-09-02 09:13

    Try and get your own country fixed before trying to fix ours - you f^&$%*&$%ing meddling fools....

  • numbatoo - 2011-09-02 09:27

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink You can send your youth to school, but you can't make them think...

      thozi - 2011-09-02 22:39

      Who's been to school? I thought they went to flock around the Luthuli House instead, I doubt if they were thinking at all. I hear they did unthinkable things there.

  • CTS - 2011-09-02 09:32

    Of course they will support Malema. Their en goal is to have SA on par with SA after all:

  • Spawn - 2011-09-02 09:41

    I am glad they support Malema, it shows their utter stupidity, may they all starve

  • Delaphante - 2011-09-02 09:41

    O.M.G the school kids must go to school and learn not follow such learders who dont bring peace!!! This is a disgrace to the country

  • Delaphante - 2011-09-02 09:44

    This is "chicken voting for Chicken Licken" *they are screwing themsleves*

  • tmango - 2011-09-02 09:51

    I'm just surprised that the views of one/two organisation(s) can be said to be representative of all the youths of Zim & even more that pple take it 'at face value". Zim's youths are way clever than that for your own info!!

  • Douglas - 2011-09-02 09:55

    I am astounded at this actin by Zimbabwean youth, didn't they learn the dangers of supporting corrupt demagogues who propose nationalisation of mines and expropriation of land when their own country did and thousands died and their economy collapsed and the world introduced sanctions against them and ... etc. They either have very short memories or don't care about the people they hurt.

  • Charles Kane - 2011-09-02 10:01

    If Zim is now such a paradise, why are so many of them fleeing to SA? No, these "youths" are cronies.

  • Mark Singh - 2011-09-02 10:28

    Why does anyone need to take the Zim youths seriously? THey have probably been brain washed by their leaders

  • Wacko - 2011-09-02 10:45

    These Zim baies should rather find some work , oh I forgot zim has no work thanks to apegabe..........

  • Mfezi - 2011-09-02 10:52

    getting bored of Mugabe, now they blindly turn to another clown who will do all the thinking for them since they cant seem to do it for themselves, Scour the continent for more idiots you can put your brainless faith into.

  • Nicholas - 2011-09-02 11:02

    sometimes it's nice to be a stupid, supporting Malema about nationalisation, but Zimbabweans escape their country to flock in our RSA due to their nationalisation. If RSA resources are nationalised, where they will flock now?

  • P-JB - 2011-09-02 11:12

    To Zimbabwe, economic freedom equates to being free of any money at all. You would have to be a retard to even begin to understand how the minds of these people work (or don’t work). To Zimbabwe, economic freedom equates to being free of any money at all. You would have to be a retard to even begin to understand how the minds of these people work (or don’t work). Funny how Africa wants economic freedom from the imperialist West but once they have this freedom they go running to the West to help them fix their stuff-ups. And even more unfathomable is the concept that the West actually helps them time and time again. I’m starting to wonder you is the dumbest. It is rubbish like this that creates racial divisions.

  • gegaws - 2011-09-02 11:24

    I just can't believe how stupid this bunch is. Seriously.

  • Mafele - 2011-09-02 11:59

    Where are these Zim youth, in Zimbabwe or in SA? They should go home and fight their war. They should learn from the youth in North Africa. Are they still waiting for SA to invade Zimbabwe?

  • Malaxa - 2011-09-02 12:03

    These fools should concentrate on uplifting Zimbabwe and stay out of S.A affairs. The have the nerve to give S.A memorandums but are mum about what is happening there. Malema is not a public servant, so direct your memo to ANC.

  • swoan - 2011-09-02 12:11

    its not going to help them, they r in zim the case in SA, they must just go n f-u-c-k themselves! and for corrections N24, zanupf youth not zim youth!

  • Sisie - 2011-09-02 12:13

    You don't know the devil you are backing - beware if you think Mugabe is bad wait till Julius gets his hands on you. Marange killing fields will be paradise lost.

  • ANDRE - 2011-09-02 15:36

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Ag shame they cannot even stand up against their own little dictator.

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-09-02 15:46

    "BOB" is Juju's uncle! Send him to ZimBOBwe! They can keep him and his animal-farm

  • thozi - 2011-09-02 22:29

    Birds of a feather... no surprise there.

  • Jf - 2011-09-03 00:44

    @Mugabe "i have been to Zambia, Botswana, Moza, SA, Namibia, Malawi and only SA is a better country than ZIm in terms of infrastructure despite the political situation. so who ever did this research had an agenda"- Were you invited to one of Bob's residence? I'm sure that 'infrastructure' there must be at its best. Tell us Dear 'Mugabe', why are there 6 million Zim refugees in RSA? are they all traitors? imperialists? misinformed? maybe they don't know that Zimbabwe has such great infrastructures, somebody who is not an 'agent' should inform them, maybe ANCYL can do that, send Floyd Shivambu without 30 bodyguards and without machine guns to talk to those refugees...I'm sure they'll take good care of him! One less to worry about:-p

  • Verdade - 2011-09-03 02:57

    I am not surprised... not at all! One eye is King in the land of Blind! Damn right the Zim youth will never support Mr. Woodwork or Floyd Baboon... must be the British again... Zanu PF youth thugs...oops sorry 21 year old war veterans you have the obese village idiot JuJu

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