Malema ‘not a troublesome neighbour’

2012-04-21 17:48

In a massive show of support delegates of the Limpopo ANC Youth League conference descended on Malema’s house in Polokwane this afternoon to “greet him” while amused neighbours looked on.

Two heavily armed security guards had a tough time preventing the delegates from entering Malema’s house late this afternoon. The delegates sang at the top of their voices and danced, much to the amusement of the residents of Flora Park, who came out of their houses to see what was happening.

Resident Nerena Singh said Malema was a good neighbour. “I always see him around here with his big white Range Rover.

He doesn’t trouble anyone. I don’t necessarily agree with his political ideology but I think he is a good guy.”

Another resident, Barry Venter, said he wasn’t aware that Malema lived in the neighbourhood. “But honestly, why do people support someone with such eccentric ideas? When they finish here Malema will disappear behind his mansion to sip fine whiskeys and champagne while they all go back to their shacks and mud huts.”

After some time Malema finally emerged, flanked by ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and ANC secretary in Limpopo Soviet Lekganyane.

Malema, who was all smiles told the delegates that he was grateful for their support. “If I address you I do so without any fear. This is my house. No one, no matter how powerful they are, will tell me you can speak to this delegate or you can’t speak to that delegate. I’m not intimidated and if I’m not wanted I will not impose myself.”

Malema launched a blistering attack on Boy Mamabolo who hosted a parallel conference in Seshego. He called him a Mickey Mouse.

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