Malema 'silencing Zimbabwe opposition'

2011-08-12 13:43

Johannesburg - The Zimbabwe Youth Wing on Friday condemned ANCYL president Julius Malema for "silencing" opposition members in their country.

"It is judgmental, weird and... incites xenophobia," the human rights group's spokesperson Brian Muziringa told journalists in Johannesburg.

Malema has previously called Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) "imperalists".

MDC South African district chairperson Solomon Chikohwero said he was appalled by Malema going to Zimbabwe and showing support for its President Robert Mugabe in April last year.

"We saw him going to Zimbabwe and dining with the Zanu-PF [ruling party] and Mugabe. He was campaigning for them and in the end they gave him 21 head of cattle... we don't know if this was payment or a gift of thanks," Chikohwero said.

The Zimbabwe Youth Wing and the MDC in South Africa called on Malema to apologise for his statements.

Zimbabwe Youth Wing founder Ismael Kauzani said if Malema did not apologise, it would consider legal action.

  • Boanerges - 2011-08-12 13:50

    Could one try JM for treason or something. Is he really the "voice of the people" sheeesh

      cliffarc - 2011-08-12 14:16

      - This Malema is one nasty, dangerous character. He is a tyrant in the making in the mould of his role model mugabe. This country ought to be afraid of this lunatic - very afraid !

      johncarlos.biza - 2011-08-12 16:18

      He's the voice of the confused

      frangelico - 2011-08-12 17:13

      Boanerges,pls,pls.LAY THIS MALE-MA TO REST HE HAS RABIES & pls do it humanely.

      Ryan Tunney - 2011-08-12 20:57

      Folks, please don't take Malema seriously - he's an idiot!! A fly swatter is all thats needed for that embicile.

      tommy 2 - 2011-08-12 21:10

      @Ryan @ all the folks......... Be very careful, he might end up as president.

      Concernedkev - 2011-08-12 22:30

      Malema is of the same ilk as Mugabe!! So sad that the ANC allow this child to run riot like this.

      debrakayestylist - 2011-08-13 03:01

      join "Moeletsi Mbeki for President" on Facebook if you are tired of JMs nonesense! or @MMbeki4Prez on twitter

      Dewet - 2011-08-14 02:03

      @cliffarc I can't agree more. Have been saying this for ages now. @Ryan > Folks, please don't take Malema seriously - he's an idiot!! I don't agree with that. He would not have power over so many tenders and have influence over so many decisions within the ANC if this was the case. Like the potholes, power, etc- he might be ignored too long- until it's too late. He enjoys much support from the public. And in the political world, this is everything

  • Real Deal - 2011-08-12 13:51

    He is a modern day begger. Always with cap in hand and never worked a honest day - 2011-08-12 14:12

      i have never looked at it like that! yup, he is a damn begger, instead of watching cars he just says a load of rubbish that morons (kolobe) will follow in exchange for wealth

      debrakayestylist - 2011-08-13 03:02

      join "Moeletsi Mbeki for President" on Facebook if you are tired of JMs nonesense! or @MMbeki4Prez on twitter

  • malesela.mamabolo - 2011-08-12 13:55

    its clear that if you want to appear on the news you must say something about Malema.Since 2010, why are you making noise now

      jds - 2011-08-12 14:30

      This is actually true...why only now is this news when in fact it happened long ago!I'm glad though that someone is making noise about this last!

      zanda - 2011-08-16 01:24

      malema msunu kanyoko mfana okanye golo lenja awuna nqondo yeee!!!uyidelela kabi imzantsi nee!!!sengiyakwazisa ke manje awutule duuuu,, otherwiz uzovaya blind like uNkabinde wase richmond mfana!!!if uqhubeka ngalo dotti owenzayo

  • WhiteMalema - 2011-08-12 13:57

    What happened? Julius took more than 1/2 a day to make it into a News 24 column! Someone must be fast asleep. Must be me?

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-12 14:10

      yeah, it was nice and peacful for a while

      frangelico - 2011-08-12 17:20

      WhiteMalema,to be honest thought he left for greener pastures.Terrible terrible to be wrong damn.

      debrakayestylist - 2011-08-13 03:03

      join "Moeletsi Mbeki for President" on Facebook if you are tired of JMs nonsense! or @MMbeki4Prez on twitter

  • Mdavu-zn - 2011-08-12 13:58

    21!!!!!!! Is this a dream? No wonder why this stupid donkey is this spoilt. Idiots like Monkey [MUGABE] STILL PROMOTE THIS SPOILT BRAT YET TOO MANY PEOPLE STARVING UNDER HIS POWER. WHAT DID HE CARE ABOUT MALEMA?

      Rob Gunning - 2011-08-12 14:15

      Wonder where he keeps all his livestock?

      Mad Hatter - 2011-08-12 14:25

      @Rob- Clearly he ate them .

  • Prayoneday - 2011-08-12 13:59

    The african way is finally paying off! Viva Africa

      frangelico - 2011-08-12 17:21

      Prayoneday,yes you are all dying like flies VIVA,VIVA the African way.

  • AgPseDaddy - 2011-08-12 14:00

    This MONSTER which the ANC created is going to swallow them up and spit them out before the next General election or there is going to be a youth revolution (I would suggest the police check out Malema R16m house and the 'bomb shelter'!!!

      Shrek - 2011-08-12 14:57

      Malema has an agenda, that is why he is building the bomb shelter at home.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-12 14:01

    Malema must just go stay in Zimbabwe, his dream policies are already in effect there, maybe he will see what crap he's been talking

      fraidycat - 2011-08-12 19:31

      Why do you think he is still here?? He knows what Zim looks like...

      debrakayestylist - 2011-08-13 03:04

      join "Moeletsi Mbeki for President" on Facebook if you are tired of JMs nonsense! or @MMbeki4Prez on twitter

  • Clone - 2011-08-12 14:02

    So there is a place for Malema, Zim!!!

      Taboo - 2011-08-12 14:22

      He would never survive - not enough food to feed his arrogant mouth.

  • Dieskim - 2011-08-12 14:05

    still trading in cattle ... eish. That's why white south african started the "land Bank" cause trading with cattle is not so good for business. One drought, one disease outbreak and you're bankrupt. Maybe Malema realized that and is therefore gunning to nationalize banks and mines... then it takes one Malema to bankrupt it.

  • bill - 2011-08-12 14:06

    reign in your tsotsi , zuma you gutless coward, or we will do it for you.

  • Nepster10 - 2011-08-12 14:07

    I suspect it was not just 21 herd of cattle. He might also have been given a bucket of diamonds and now he is pushing for nationalisation of mines after so that he can own a diamond mine.

      samzaG - 2011-08-12 14:22

      a bucket of diamonds " he has hidden those diamonds in his farm lets go and steal them

      Jakkals - 2011-08-15 07:10

      Cattle they steel from the white farmers

  • Kris* - 2011-08-12 14:08

    Malema your a idiotic TWIT! You belong in the toilet where the worl can Sh!t on your head 24/7. you can have a taste of what comes out of your mouth ALL the TIME!

  • Kris* - 2011-08-12 14:09

    Malema your a idiotic TWIT! You belong in the toilet where the world can Sh!t on your head 24/7. You can have a taste of what comes out of your mouth ALL the TIME. maybe then you will feel sick like the rest of the world does coz your just pathetic!

  • edalsg - 2011-08-12 14:14

    Its time Malema was Silenced --permanently.

      Kris* - 2011-08-12 15:59

      Then do it. That would be a miracle.

  • jockvanwyk - 2011-08-12 14:17

    malema must be very happy to see how his policies have stuffed up a once prosperous country as ZIM.

      nn.prv - 2011-08-15 08:52

      Oh you are so ignorant of the facts ! Malema policies in Zim? What bull!

  • World Traveler - 2011-08-12 14:23

    Don't touch Malema on his tendencies!

  • Spinnie - 2011-08-12 14:25

    Maybe Malema should go to the Zim people and share a rat meal with them and then hear his take on things in Zim..

  • JustinD - 2011-08-12 14:26

    Malema is a POOS

  • Lab-Rat - 2011-08-12 14:27

    Don't worry Brain, take it from whence it comes. Malema calls anything that opposes him an imperialist only because he thinks it's an insult and doesn't know any other words.

  • Evalu - 2011-08-12 14:27

    I get the feeling that Malema is a cashcow for media houses because every negatively attributed utturances he makes is news worthy. Having read most arm chair critics comments, I'm yet to hear of anybody suggesting remedial solutions to the problem. i.e. ANC is an organization that unfortunately is lead by gullible leaders who'd do anything to load their pockets, just as NP did during apartheid. Mind you, in their time, there was no press freedom and nothing could be reported about them unlike now... and who owns the media houses? Back to the Julius issue, adam - August 12, 2011 at 14:04, why is it not further mentioned that during his address, much to the dismay of the audience, criticized the leadership of ZANU-PF of the strategy that was used to claim the land... I guess that's not worth mentioning since every wrong thing that happens is either BLACK/WHITE or APARTHEID/LOOTING or AFRIFORUM/JULIUS...

      Nepster10 - 2011-08-12 14:37

      I don't think malema ever critisized the way ZANU-PF claimed the land because malema wants to do the same here "Take the land for no compensation", which is exactly the way ZANU-PF claimed it. Go get your facts right first, b4 u strat typing.

      Evalu - 2011-08-12 16:12

      @Nepster10, it's unfortunate because you "don't think" and I know for sure.

  • mosali - 2011-08-12 14:35

    so did Malema declare this gift of 21 head of cattle on his tax return? 21 cattle @ lowest market price +- R 3 000.00 = +- R 62 000.00

  • notleadleavesa - 2011-08-12 14:42

    News24 - should change your name to Malema24 - and your slogan - we also publish some other articles

  • derkus - 2011-08-12 14:43

    I could silence Juluis Malema,but ny fly is stuck

  • Baagedi - 2011-08-12 14:45

    who taught Malema this word "Imperialists" he seem to be fascinated by it and is now throwing it to neighbouring countries leaders, last time it was Botswana now its Zim's MDC

      fraidycat - 2011-08-12 19:33

      The only big word he can say, maybe spell???

  • Vela Stardust - 2011-08-12 14:46

    What would a Friday be without something on motormouth Malema! Good to see the ANCYL have a sparring partner in The Zimbabwe Youth Wing. Nothing like a little political spat to spice things up!

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-12 14:51

    A befitting place for numnut-corrupt-incompettent-teen-Malema! Keep him in Zim! Between Bob & him,great things can be achieved"!

  • pcpcoetzee89 - 2011-08-12 14:53

    The fat boy does not know how to apologise ... only if forced by Court Order. Please, please take the fat boy to Court - he URGENTLY needs to be cut back to size as his SUPERIORS are TOO SCARED to do so!

  • Joy Thorpe - 2011-08-12 14:54

    Malema and Mugabe are of the same cloth ! I wish that Malema would keep his nose out of other countries' business - prat !

  • TESCO1 - 2011-08-12 15:05

    @kolobe, your memory is selective. Did not most of the freedom fighters Zuma include, fought their war from out of the country?

  • 2shy2call - 2011-08-12 15:06

    Kolobe you are just like your name (PIG)

  • roboman1 - 2011-08-12 15:08

    M&M's of Africa, the gorgeous twins, Mugabe & Malema. Like 2 peas in a rotten pod. The beetroot & garlic recipe for African economics.Between these two, Africa is sure to rush into further poverty, how do we even allow people like this to gain traction and become leaders, it defies sanity and logic!

  • mac-sdi - 2011-08-12 15:32

    21 cows @ R5000 (minimal) is worth R105k. i should join the YL. there's money to be made.

  • Muzi - 2011-08-12 15:56

    More than a year later, nogaal... No wonder Mugabe is still a President there...

  • Johan - 2011-08-12 16:07

    Hey Malema you must catch a blady wake up wena ! There are 2 many blady agents and problems here wena . You must focas on our own problems. Suka Zimbo's ! Hallo DA ! Hallo Vavi ! My homy you need to focas more . . . .

  • Christelle - 2011-08-12 16:41

    It appears as if our own government will not silence their spoilt child. However, is it goes in real life, what happens when you take that spoilt child to visit the neighbours. The crap hits the fan and they do not invite you any more. Our spoilt child seems to be making trouble with all our friends and neighbours. Swaziland, Botswana, the opposition in Zimbabwe - will they be our allies at the end of the day and give him the spanking he should have received a long time ago. And so by the way Malema, I see the evil West, in specific USA is coming to the rescue of an African country again where the children are dying of hunger. Have you been there yet to try and feed them?? Or should the imperialists carry on doing it - o, I suppose they should, considering they must be to blame for the state that Somalia is in!!!

  • Adrian van Wyk - 2011-08-12 17:46

    In any first world country this man would be silenced and thrown to the sharks. This man needs to be taken to court, sued and have his mouth stitched shut.

  • Mark - 2011-08-12 18:24

    Malema Just doesn't understand the consequences to his actions.... such a pity, he could put all his energy into good use if he just sat down and thought for a while...

  • Gazwa - 2011-08-12 18:38

    Juby Ju Ju go on son, at least you tell it like it is and we know where we stand. The sad thing is that when all the whites have left the country this place will fall into ruin and Africa will become the arid wasteland it is destined to be. And then what, I wonder who will buy a first class ticket to Europe....and not to china or Russia because that would mean no handouts, no benefits and keeping your mouth shut.

  • amabok - 2011-08-12 19:29

    why has Malema not been killed yet? Can someone please put the dog down!

  • Chibuli - 2011-08-12 19:30

    When the MDC wins the next election, we will invite Malema to Zim for "talks". He will be arrested on arrival and tried for treason in Zimbabwe.

      fraidycat - 2011-08-12 19:35

      No take him to Botswana, then he can be tried for treason and hung - they still have the death penalty!!!!

  • sun of Soil - 2011-08-12 19:54

    mboko ye munhu malema

  • Cheryl Muir - 2011-08-12 21:05

    Malem is friends with Mugabe .fact. so he is also a f...up . fact. why do our peopel support because they dont have jobs, food, housing water or toilets... why is that. because ZUMA and his mates are f...g theives. WHy dont the masses vote for a party that doesnt STEAL from them and CHEAT them . if they have any brains they will STAND UP gainst these theiving BLOODY AGENTS of corruption...

  • Mandla - 2011-08-12 22:37

    An armed strugle is a complicated excecise which needs great minds in order for it to succeed.When you resort to armed strugle as a last resort you will need to leave your country and seek refuge in any country that supports your ideology,in this case South Africans had to leave the country for neighbouring states like Angola,Zambia,Mozambique and Zimbabwe although very little is mentioned about the role played by Zimbabwe due to the fact that Zanu-PF supported the PAC and the ANC was supported by PF-Zapu.Zipra and MK forces trained together in Zambia,Angola and then Soviet Union.Due to the link between PF-Zapu of Joshua Nkomo and the ANC it was easy for the Ndebele speaking people to cross over to South Africa for refuge during times of hardship.The Ndebele people have been in SA from as early as 1940s. Ndebeles are a minority in Zim as a result its not easy for them to fight the majority Shona speaking people as they will be easly out numbered.Change will only be possible if it is supported by the majority shona people of which it might be imposible for shonas to join hands with the ndebeles to remove a shona dominated governmant.You might send all Ndebeles back but there is nothing they can do to effect change in Zim other than to be killed or jailed.70% of 10 million is shona and ndebele constitute only 30%.Presidential candidate in Zim will only be supported if he/she is from the Shona pepole not Ndebele speaking.Thats the delima Zim is facing.

  • Zebelon - 2011-08-12 23:13

    These fraudsters would cling to any leader, good or rotten, if that action would result in acquiring 21 head of cattle. That is what is termed " unscrupulous ".

  • Uche George - 2011-08-13 00:29

    You cannot be affraid of Malema,for the fact that he is talking too much does not mean that he is not making sense..The balck majority in South Africa,Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa have been marginalised. To silence malema,the minority with the economic power must use a justifiable measure to balance the equilibrum of wealth. In Johannesburg CBD,Due to the high rental costs,no south African can afford to own a store,even the Nigerians and Ethiopians are of been segregated and abused by the property companies forcing most of the businesses to start closing. What then is justifiable?

  • Digger - 2011-08-13 03:10

    Aag, what are they complaining about? They are just puppets of the white man...those damn agents. And all those fleeing into SA are just on a holiday they are not here because things are so bad in their country, no thats just lies by the western capitalistic pigs. Now leave me alone so I can count my money. When will the nation wake up and see the hole they are digging for us all???

  • verstom - 2011-08-13 04:33

    One Bullit One Malema

  • radarblip - 2011-08-13 06:04

    ZVAKWANA! 21 head of cattle? I wonder if he brought them back and shared them with the poor?

  • Saamprater - 2011-08-13 07:19

    Sue his pants of him. He deserves worse, but that's a good start. Keep him so busy in court that he won't have time for any other thing.