Malema bouncers 'attack' Zim journos

2012-10-15 12:03

Cape Town – Julius Malema’s bodyguards allegedly attacked two Zimbabwean journalists over the weekend as they tried to interview him about money-laundering charges he faces in South Africa and his links to Zanu-PF, a report said on Monday.

The expelled ANC Youth League president and his spokesperson, Floyd Shivambu, were in Zimbabwe for a high-profile Zanu-PF wedding and to meet Zanu-PF party officials.

According to the TimesLive, Malema's three bouncers allegedly manhandled Daily News photographer Bethule Nkiwane and threatened to "break" him for taking pictures of Malema. Reporter Tendai Kamhungira was apparently also caught up in the melee.

The newspaper's editor Stanley Gama told reporters that Malema had agreed to the interview but, after introductions had been made in the presence of Zanu-PF officials, the bouncers became aggressive.

"He appeared interested in talking to my colleagues. But after that his goons pushed him aside and told our reporters to go to hell."

Malema left the venue in a convoy of three Range Rovers led by the brother of Zimbabwe's minister of youth development.

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-15 12:12


      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-15 15:55

      We missed this comedian and it is free.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-15 12:15

    Hope they put this ape and his body guards away soon. No wonder he is enchanted with Zim as there will be no court case.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-15 12:28

      Hermann, the fat boy is going to need a lot more than three bodyguards to protect him the way he is going, one day someone is going to stop laughing at this clown and get serious, he is threatening a large part of SA's population and the stability of this country, not a wise thing to do.

      jay.are.372 - 2012-10-15 15:59

      Bob McMillen....bad news... race baiting demagogues, profitably pushing the good black race/bad white race stereotypes fundamental to politically imposed black favoritism are often elected as a nation's president...see the USA for confirmation. - 2012-10-15 17:31

      I so agree with you, Hermann. He's been on the loose for far too long.

      brandon.mccutcheon.56 - 2012-10-15 18:35

      I am amazed at his arrogance. How can you go to a foreign country and man handle their citizens. Would we be happy if some Zimbabwean came here and had his body guards throw their weight around?

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-10-15 22:40

      Brandon did you also only pass woodwork. Read the article properly before commenting and making a fool of yourself. The bodyguards were Zimbabwean provided by the Zimbabwean Government. Malema's host at the time of the assault was the younger brother of Saviour Kasukuwere the Zimbabwean Minister of Indigenisation. I think he was named Saviour by his farsighted parents who seemed to know that one day he would save Zimbabwe from economic prosperity by ensuring that anything of value was looted by ZANU PF.

  • camp.j - 2012-10-15 12:19

    Trying to figure out how someone on bail with NO passport manages to get to Zim but I guess that's another story. Maybe they can keep him? - 2012-10-15 12:55

      He went the same way the others keep streaming in. Across our unprotected borders...

      DrGonzoSA - 2012-10-15 13:04

      He seems to be the only one going that direction. The millions of others going the other way must be mistaken

  • Eterni80 - 2012-10-15 12:20

    ha ha - this is rich considering son of satan just LOVES zim'bob'we

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-10-15 12:21

    Must have been "bloody agents with rubbish in their pants"

  • joanna.hamilton.921 - 2012-10-15 12:23

    Perhaps he is hoping to seek political asylum in Zim

      wendy.craig.9655 - 2012-10-15 12:32

      Yes please!

      Andrea - 2012-10-15 12:49


  • sthembiso.jali.50 - 2012-10-15 12:27

    We can learn a lot from zim, including how to assault

      stephanie.sutherland41 - 2012-10-15 15:12

      Please come to Australia and try that here one on one and see how you get your ass kicked bwhahahaha you are so mr tough when there are 10 of you, but when it comes down to an even fight, you are just an inherent coward!!!!!

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-15 12:28

    Yeah, we have a lot to learn from Zimbabwe, eh Julius?

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-10-15 12:30

    Bouncers? Nah, you mean KFC rounders!

  • dave.nutter.75 - 2012-10-15 12:33

    Cancel his passport and leave the A Hole there

  • gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-15 12:34

    Uckfay histay untcay

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-15 12:52

      Ay. I got it ;-)

  • calie.jacobs - 2012-10-15 12:36

    Bloody agents!

  • neilpretorius83 - 2012-10-15 12:39

    I wonder how Verwoerd instigated this black-on-black violence?

  • gaius.longinus.9 - 2012-10-15 12:40

    And this idiot calls zuma a dictator........guess he will be the worst dictator Africa has or will ever see if he becomes this joke of a country's president

  • Shaun McDermott - 2012-10-15 12:41

    thought you were not allowed to travel abroad whilst on bail???????

      onkarabetsehm - 2012-10-15 13:15

      Are you sure of wht u are saying

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-15 14:39

      Are you sure of what you are saying onky, of course you are not allowed to travel abroad if you are out on bail, I guess you could apply for special permission such as attend the funeral of a family member or something serious like that, not to attend a wedding and return praising the leadership of a human ( I cannot call Mugabe a man) who is probably the worst despot currently alive in Africa.

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-15 17:39

      @onkarabetsehm - I cant believe youre asking such a pathetic question. Here''s the thing. I have been charged for a crime, I get a R10 000 bail, the first thing I do, is buy a plane ticket somewhere out of the Republic. And guess what? I just simply dont come back to face those charges ever again in court! I typed this slowly!

  • mart.botha - 2012-10-15 12:41

    'Lumps the Clown' and his entourage proving again, beyond any doubt, that they are nothing more than a liability to South Africa.

  • ross.urquhart1 - 2012-10-15 12:42

    And being expelled from the position he held .... who is now footing the monthly bill for his bodyguards and the rest of his entourage ???? SARS ... HAWKS ..... hurry up ...!!!

      onkarabetsehm - 2012-10-15 13:23

      Come on stop being silly Malema Has tenders at the Mine he has his way out, if u knw tht ur postion is at risk u showld think of other plans so he bought shares. Thts thinking ahead nd where he gets his money from its not for u to knw. Why don't u question Zuma, as to where he gets the money to build the nkandla house frm coz surely its tax money he's using ur money not mine I'm a student.

      tian.nel.18 - 2012-10-15 14:28

      onkara tell us where did malema get money to buy shares? Now crawl back under the rock you came from

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-15 14:45

      Onky, we know where Zuma got his money from, us the tax payers, now we want to know where this other low life got his money from, indirectly the same people, that is money that could be used to improve the lives of many underprivelidged people, and to maintain and improve services that we the tax payer deserve, two rights don't make a wrong, you need to be a student of life and see what is going on around you, take them blinkers of man.

      comrade.shefu - 2012-10-15 17:28

      onk I think you are studying wood work and you will like your brother Juju fail it with a symbol Z.

      MallyGold - 2012-10-16 07:44

      @onkara: A student? You should apply for a refund man!

  • Kalari - 2012-10-15 12:46


      mike.down.5492 - 2012-10-16 10:53

      All humans are primates ....bit of a failed insult no?

  • phillip.joubert.56 - 2012-10-15 12:46

    Kubeka read your reports discriminate against your own race you just exspose yourselfs howmany mdc supporters living in SA hope they I'd you zipzip

  • Andrea - 2012-10-15 12:52

    And those poor Zim-papz where only asking a few very valid questions! Can somebody please "break" the fat one now, thanks!

  • jan.plank.35 - 2012-10-15 12:56

    Mugabe will not last for ever. Why were the thugs not arrested

  • grieta.mitchley - 2012-10-15 12:58

    I am so proud of the young black south africans who is brave enough to stand up to malema and say how they really feel about this foool!

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-15 14:47

      tlou, obviously you haven't been reading the news lately, your Malema is president of precisely NOTHING, and never will be.

      desertratbkf - 2012-10-15 18:18

      @tlou - Damn! Have I missed something. Is Fatpig leader of the ANCYL again? Did this happen whilst the thug and his cronies assaulted journalists in Zimbabwe? And here I am all this time, thinking I'm updated with current affairs! I hide my head in shame! TROLL!!!! Get back under your bridge! Hamba lapa e'bridge!

  • spookhuis - 2012-10-15 13:07

    Sigh.......and this is a boy who thinks he can lead........

  • grant.boonzaier - 2012-10-15 13:09

    Eish, JU-liaaasss! Wha-do say!? Swine Beeesh!

  • malcolm.ramaphele - 2012-10-15 13:14

    the bouncers must hit the ones who accuse without proof

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-10-16 10:55

      Your village is calling you.

  • Karel du Toit - 2012-10-15 13:22

    we are soooooo proud of malema. violence will solve all problems!

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-10-15 13:23

    Malema is his own worst enemy! The world is not the same as it was when good old Bob got into power and well never left! We just need to wait a while and Malema will (very shortly) be put in his place... Jail!

  • archangel.zerachiel - 2012-10-15 13:25

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-10-15 13:25

    Why does Juju drive an imperialist landrover and Zim use imperialist US dollars for their currency???

  • Lenisto - 2012-10-15 13:26

    There's a difference between a bodyguard and a bouncer. Just saying!

  • sifiso.sosibo.10 - 2012-10-15 13:30

    Those Zim journos/bloody agents LOL should have known that the enfant terrible was only in their country for a hefty bail-out handout from great Uncle Bob to cover his tax bills

  • mmaphongwana - 2012-10-15 13:38

    Good,he went for a wedding not to be asked stupid questions,y they didn't ask about the charges that were dropped against him instead? Zim idiots,they don't even know what happens in Zim but there turning to flies inside the milk jag

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-10-15 14:48

      What ?

      mmaphongwana - 2012-10-15 17:01

      Yes! U heard Bob,they should mind their Zim affairs,Malema was there for a wedding dearie

      llewelyn.louw - 2012-10-15 19:48

      Brother, please do not comment on something when you are babelaas or slightly drunk. That's why you talk about \flies inside the milk jag.\ (sic)

      mmaphongwana - 2012-10-15 20:59

      Hahahaha Louw,who the hell r u to tell me not to comment or u forgot I have rights too,maybe u drank expired wine that's y u have babelaas not me,they should've came here instead of hijacking him with his Low u should mind ur business and stop counting and telling who to comment here.

  • deon.meiring - 2012-10-15 13:53

    What a joke!

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-10-15 14:07

    hahaha ! Malema - headline news

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-10-15 14:07

    hahaha ! Malema - Newsmaker of the year

  • neville.watson.94 - 2012-10-15 14:22

    SA investers must stay out of Zim , the sharks is there

  • nathanjaysa - 2012-10-15 14:25

    @andile.mhlangu.7 we don't need to be politicians to see that Malema is going now to other Africa Countries to try and propaganda his believes how South Africa must be run because he had an EPIC fail in our country, yet he will always remain an Bafoun just like his followers. Wonder who is sponsoring his travel arrangements since he is already in the spotlight for money laundry, i guess Mommy is his beneficiary and financial support for his political marketing campaign against Zuma and ANC leaders.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-15 14:50


  • ally.murdoch.jago - 2012-10-15 14:54

    Apparently being out on bale does not stop him from traveling abroad and living his usual five star life?!

  • Ken - 2012-10-15 15:14

    Please keep him there, we do not want him back.

      george.slade.161 - 2012-10-15 15:17

      in fact let him take over from Bob.

  • belnick - 2012-10-15 15:16

    The range rover Musketeers 'FAT FARTS'Realy Stinks!!!

  • mshiniboys - 2012-10-15 15:21

    I did say it last week that his tendencies will get him into trouble again like it happened in Botswana.He went there to rule not to visit.

  • BulletProof. - 2012-10-15 15:23

    This is a gang that goes around here, just jail them and finish with this story!!!!

  • willa.prinsloo - 2012-10-15 15:31

    sooo Julias Oom Bob was very cocky when his shamwari Ghadaffi could bail him out. Ghadaffi no more, so Bob not so loud anymore. Now, what are YOU going to do whem Oom Bob is not around to bail YOU out ?

  • jacob.molife - 2012-10-15 17:07

    Wisdom: on your up, be good to those you meet: you gonna meet them on your way down. Zero wisdom JUJU.

  • bheki.moyo.39 - 2012-10-15 17:23

    Wonder what all tthe people supporting Malema see in him because he does not care about them at all. He is just pushing and fooling the poor people around. Shame.

  • comrade.shefu - 2012-10-15 17:34

    I think he said 'Bloody agents come out you are small boys'lol.

  • KCorsar - 2012-10-15 17:54

    HAHAHA, what more is there to say, maybe the editor should keep him off the broadsheets completely, that will screw up his publicity stunt visit to Zim......

  • phakamani.moyo1 - 2012-10-15 18:00

    Hm!No comment.

  • luca.delbianco.3 - 2012-10-15 18:19

    Malema claims to be without a job but...still he can afford bodyguards..awwwwwwwwwwwwww...