Malema DC Day 1 in quotes

2011-08-31 08:50

The best quotes of the first day of ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s disciplinary hearing in Johannesburg.

» “You must conduct a peaceful revolution, but it must be militant.” – Julius Malema, addressing the crowd outside Luthuli House

» “Even if they shoot and arrest us, we are going to Luthuli House.” – Protesters before launching an attack on Luthuli House

» “Mugabe/Gaddafi are supporting ANC Youth League.” – A poster seen outside Luthuli House

» You cannot attack a house named after a revolutionary (Luthuli House).” – Julius Malema to supporters

» “The majority of our female peers are pregnant and there is crime in our community and the government is not listening to us as youth. Juju listens and we support him because of this.” – Keamogetswe, a student who joined the protest outside Luthuli House

» “No sober student would bunk classes ahead of the trial exams.” – Congress of South African Students president Bongani Mani on learners who skipped school to support Malema

» “We must not burn the flag of the ANC, it is who we are. We want to be associated with the ANC, that is why we are here. We must not burn the face of the president, we must exercise restraint.” – Malema on the burning of the ANC flag

» “The insults that are being thrown, the burning of posters, faces of our leadership that are on some posters, generally the unruly behaviour, cars being damaged ... that is totally un-ANC. You will not expect members of the ANC to do that. We cannot be quiet. They are tarnishing the image of the ANC.” – ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu

» “We will be here a week, a month, a year to support our leaders.” – Malema on support for the Youth League

» “We must display revolutionary restraint and we must not be drawn into nonsense – we will not be intimidated.” – Malema to the crowd

» “Don’t throw rocks at journalists they are just the messengers.” – Malema on his supporters’ attacks on journalists

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