Julius Malema Day on Twitter

2010-11-12 09:10

Cape Town - Twitter users have targeted ANC Youth League president Julius Malema by declaring Friday as "Julius Malema Day".

Several new accounts in the name of the youth leader have been opened on the micro-blogging service in defiance of threats by the ANCYL to close the website over fraudulent accounts.

Twitter users have gone further than just creating Malema accounts - they have also started circulating jokes featuring the firebrand leader.

"So wait today is julius malema friday AND international toilet day?!? Bwahahahaha what a brilliant connection!" wrote Twitter user GarethWoods84.

"One day a teacher finds Julius Malema in the library, photocopying blank paper, so she asks him 'what are u doing Julius?' He replies, ha maam, 'I'm making more paper,'" wrote "divantow".

The goal of the "Julius Malema Day" is to illustrate how "amazing" social networking can be, according to the Bangers and Nash website.


"I think by now we're all aware of the immensity of Malema and his parties' ineptitude regarding media, social or traditional, especially his views on Twitter. Perhaps it's time to show the buffoon just how amazing it can be. So let's celebrate Twitter with the imbecile this Friday by changing our avatars to a pic of the fat man himself," the website said.

Political analysts have warned that it is important for politicians to take social media seriously.

"All political parties are starting to understand the value of social media and some politicians are more active than others," Idasa online communications manager Samantha Fleming told News24.

Fleming said US president Barack Obama's presidential campaign had generated enormous traction and some South African politicians were starting to take the site more seriously, particularly as more people joined. It also serves the majority of the population who do not have computers.

"Mobile is really huge - it's not like you need to have an iPhone. Even people with a basic phone can access social media. They aren't organising and mobilising on Facebook; it's just chatting to friends, but it's a small step to get there," she said.

The ANCYL, though, had initially dismissed social networking.

"We don't follow up on petty issues; it's not even a story. We have bigger battles to fight and this internet doesn't even speak to our people," spokesperson Floyd Shivambu told News24 in March.

Since then the party has threatened to shut down the site over the fraudulent accounts, and users have reacted with anger.

"The ANC YL has in more than one occasion reported these impersonators and hackers, yet no action has been taken against them by the twitter administrators. We will now approach the relevant authorities to report these hackers and call for the closer of twitter if its administrators are not able to administer reports for violation of basic human rights and integrity," (sic) it said in a statement.

Despite repeated attempts, the ANCYL was unavailable for comment on Friday.

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  • MiniCoups - 2010-11-12 09:37

    ANCYL are unavailable for comment due to having celebrated Puza Thursday last night

      SSDD - 2010-11-12 12:01

      hahaha high 5

      Ammon - 2010-11-12 12:57

      Puza Thursday isnt really the is Puza Friday, Saturday and Sunday that tends to stuff things cause Monday is then Puza Recovery, Tuesday is Puza Twitter Shutdown strategy, Wednesday is Puza Agent Screening...and we are back at Thursday - very busy schedule.

      joberholzer1 - 2010-11-12 13:05

      so true!!

  • Vaal Donkie - 2010-11-12 09:40

    The revolution will not be tweeted.

      Zimasa Ndara - 2010-11-12 13:04

      Hahaha...good one

      scipio - 2011-09-14 23:27

      malema the new comical ali. friday is laugh at malema day. i love it.

  • paulus.nel - 2010-11-12 09:40

    Ha Ha, Oh how I wish some common sense would prevail.

      Ammon - 2010-11-12 13:17

      There is a dude called Malema Faced with a big dilemna Most call him a fool Some even a tool ...the result of botched En..ema

      Barry M - 2010-11-16 15:17

      More of a "stool" than a "tool"

  • Shadoz - 2010-11-12 09:41

    lol@ancyl i can't believe the brain power of our youth of the ruling party i think a cockroach has more brain cells then the whole bunch of them combind. hahaha good luck at trying to shut down twitter u morons.

      paulus.nel - 2010-11-12 09:44

      The will call the internet and ask them to push the big red STOP button. Eish this technology.

      Shadoz - 2010-11-12 10:02

      eish i will unplug this revolution at the wall...

      jameswsleigh - 2010-11-12 12:25

      Problem, these meat-heads aren't youth, people in the late twenties early thirties aren't youth. The couldn't even get that right. ANCYL is nothing more then job creation and a platform for the ANC to voice their true colours without taking ownership.

  • Shadoz - 2010-11-12 09:43

    this website is worse than the South Afican goverment when it comes to censoring

  • bryn.van.wyk - 2010-11-12 09:45

    Lets wait for the comment : "Its because Twitter is probably run by whites" Thats why!

      joberholzer1 - 2010-11-12 12:59

      absolutely right!!!

      steve.dupreez - 2010-11-12 19:54

      Oh nonsence!! It's all the fault of apartheid!!

  • abee - 2010-11-12 09:49

    you're giving a quote from March?! and since when does Bangers&Mash speak for Twitter?! bad reporting... you're ignoring the people that have said this is a bad idea and make all Tweeters look like idiots. Also, do you ask permission before you use tweets?

      FerretGee - 2010-11-12 10:34

      abee, the easiest way to ignore twitter AND this website is to point your cursor to the big red X on the top right hand corner of your computer and press once!

      liesl - 2010-11-12 10:39

      actually, no, it's in the public domain, so they don't have to ask permission, provided that the originator is credited, as they are in this case.

      Duncan Alfreds - 2010-11-12 13:12

      This story is important given that the ANCYL dismissed social networking but as the analyst points out, soon the public in SA will be able to mobilise effectively. That has implications for all politiicians

  • cat- eye - 2010-11-12 09:51

    If they dont know the "power" of social networking then they are truly detached from their supporters.

      lean - 2010-11-12 14:39

      They are truly detached from REALITY ...

  • sonnyg - 2010-11-12 09:53

    To be honest I dont think people should stoop to his level.

      silindos - 2010-11-12 13:37

      ahhh a voice of reason

      *Lee* - 2010-11-12 15:38

      At least one sensible comment on this article. Well done sonnyg.

      colafantacervezabeer - 2010-11-12 18:04

      I did not stoop, I fell of my high horse

  • Clint - 2010-11-12 09:54

    "So let's celebrate Twitter with the imbecile this Friday by changing our avatars to a pic of the fat man himself," Might be the most brilliant quote I have read in a while! Imbecile sums up this clown perfectly!

  • scott - 2010-11-12 09:56

    "we dont follow up on petty issues?" lol lol

  • raymond.billson - 2010-11-12 10:12

    do not give julius malema energy by answering. If you do answer just say DELETE. This will dis-empower him. do not give him energy. just say DELETE.

      JDuvenhage - 2010-11-12 10:35

      Before any event we sing Delete...

      stevemouton1 - 2010-11-12 12:19

      Good one JD lol...

  • - 2010-11-12 10:18

    These are the future leaders os SA LOL.maybe thats why they keep the youth uneducated and poor to keep the struggle alive. viva twitter viva long live free speach Viva.

  • pointblankza - 2010-11-12 10:18

    It goes to show how out of touch the ANC and ANCYL are with South Africans. Have you seen just how many black South Africans are on Facebook and Twitter! Floyd, my china, seriously, there are thousands and thousands or black South Africans on social networking bro. Get with it, or step aside and let the youth actually run a youth league mkay?

      Julius Malema - 2010-11-12 10:26

      I'd say it's more like millions than thousands

  • Homer - 2010-11-12 10:22

    "We don't follow up on petty issues; it's not even a story. We have bigger battles to fight and this internet doesn't even speak to our people," spokesperson Floyd Shivambu told News24 in March. o shut up! Your'll wont even know how to use the internet.

      Duncan Alfreds - 2010-11-12 13:15

      What some politicians fail to realise is that Twitter and social networks are grassroots tools to get their message to the audience.

  • kykw33r - 2010-11-12 10:22

    Most of their supporters don't have access to internet, they would love to keep it that way.

  • FerretGee - 2010-11-12 10:31

    I laugh at the talk of "fraudulent accounts". The words "Parody" and "Satire" clearly are not in the Pedi dictionary! There are a host of parody accounts on Twitter most of which are very humourous. Let the reactionary twitter revolution begin! Bluddy agents!

      kykw33r - 2010-11-12 15:55

      "The ANC YL has in more than one occasion reported these impersonators and hackers, yet no action has been taken against them by the twitter administrators", so remember that it's also the fault of hackers lol

      Adenaan Domingo - 2010-11-17 14:58

      Talk about Pedi, right now I truly believe that Pedi is derived from the word imPEDIment. lol

  • fhumulani - 2010-11-12 10:39

    WOW !

  • JDuvenhage - 2010-11-12 10:40

    "We don't follow up on petty issues; it's not even a story. We have bigger battles to fight and this internet doesn't even speak to our people," spokesperson Floyd Shivambu told News24 in March." It is called illiteracy. The actual internet or the World Wide Web does not literally speak to you; you must be able to read. Therefore, you will not be able to use the facility if you cannot read. You will however be able to use a text-to-speech program – but, the youth of today (ANCYL) does not listen, so in all respect, you are screwed.

      cathydejongh - 2010-11-12 12:09

      LOL !!!

  • Bratt - 2010-11-12 10:47

    Cool story bro...

      Duncan Alfreds - 2010-11-12 13:16

      Thanks boet

  • hrhbeatrix - 2010-11-12 10:53

    I'm opening a Twitter account right now

  • OBZERVER - 2010-11-12 11:21

    I dont use twitter but my Facebook Profile Pic has been changed to 'His Honorable Buffoon' MR JUJU MALEMA. I love this idea and I think we should do this more often. Like for every buffoon in government... Would there be enough days in a year?

  • tmbekwa7565 - 2010-11-12 11:28

    Julius is a genius, look how publicity he is being given on news 24 on a daily basis. Other youth organisations don't get a fraction of the publicity that Julius gets. Now he is even internationaly famous on tweeter, JUJU Friday are you kidding me???? I mean if someone had a brain smaller than that of an ant, they couldn't possibly be capable of getting their enemy talking about them so much, on a daily basis. Who really is dumb here???

      janjan.binger - 2010-11-12 12:01

      He gets publicity for making dumb and stupid comments!! YOU FOOL!!!!

      Picasso - 2010-11-12 12:16

      Actually still Malema, now the outside world see what type of people runs the ANCYL and where our current 'leaders' come from and why the country is in the state it is.

      Rev. H-Cubed - 2010-11-12 12:45

      Notoriety and fame, whilst superficially similar, have vastly different effects.

      Ammon - 2010-11-12 12:46

      problem is tmbekwa that there is positive and negative publicity ... now when the publicity you get reflects that you possess a "room temperature" IQ, then one should see that as negative.

      Ammon - 2010-11-12 12:50

      ...sorry, forgot to ask - do u have any idea what your IQ is ?

      shirofox - 2010-11-12 13:11

      He will probably reply that he scored 90 + % on his IQ test :P

      silindos - 2010-11-12 13:32

      Janjan it's the same kind of publicity that saw the likes of Adolf Hitler rise to power and unleashed the most horrific war on planet earth. It is the same kind of publicity that saw people like Joseph Stalin rise to power. tmbekwa is right we are the ones who are giving him the power by always giving him attention. Think about that...we might just be breeding our own Hitler without even knowing it. Ah sorry for any spelling mistakes, I'm black and english is only my 6th language.

      Jacki - 2010-11-12 15:00

      @silindos. No it's not. Joseph Stalin killed anyone who he even thought might say something negative about him (people were afraid to be the first person to stop clapping when he entered the room, so they had to use bells to indicate the end of applause for him). Hitler used anti-Jew and German-superiority propaganda to gain power, and people who seemed to want to oppose him simply disappeared. Go read you history books again...

      Ammon - 2010-11-12 15:51

      Yes Jacki..that sounds something like old Bob from Zim doesnt it ?. Well our JuJu has been taking notes from the old codger ... so give him time Jacki, give him time.

      colafantacervezabeer - 2010-11-12 18:14

      @Silindos - where do you get you Hitler history facts? The reason he rose to power is that he hid his true intentions not only from the public but even from some that thought to be close to him. If you do a bit of fact checking you'll see he was much more devious and intelligent in his rise to power. But I might be wrong German is only my 4th language.

      Mike - 2010-11-13 08:32

      silindos - have you read 'Mein Kampf'. If this is the first time you've heard of it, do yourself a favour - read it - FYI - this book was written by Hitler in about 1933. He was no fool. Unlike Mal-enema. Your claim that Hitler rose to his might because of publicity like this is quite a stupid comment! Juju is no where near the intellectual brain power of Hitler.

  • Vuyani - 2010-11-12 11:28

    shoot the twitter... *singing*

      silindos - 2010-11-12 13:33

      hayi hayi hayi

  • Garry - 2010-11-12 11:31

    JU JU hope the tweeters really piss you off today, you deserve nothing less.

      steve.dupreez - 2010-11-12 20:01

      He's showing us the finger by not reading articles on the computer thingy...

  • SSDD - 2010-11-12 12:06

    Man this is some funny stuff, hahahaha cracking up here. Idea: Think we should all create a 2nd account for News24 as Malema and have it spark on this networking site as well. Any takers?

  • griffin - 2010-11-12 12:16

    Buy some Juju kakpapier over at en vee jou gat aan politics af - protest in silence.

  • Ouman - 2010-11-12 12:26

    Wrong name - check his ID - JULIAS(S) MALEMA !

      steve.dupreez - 2010-11-12 20:02

      His traditional name is Sello. Julias Sello Malema.

  • donovanvorster1 - 2010-11-12 12:33

    Twitt the Twat!!

  • Jay - 2010-11-12 12:39

    Maybe Julius has found his struggle...............the twitter struggle, lead by the struggling twit!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Mordred - 2010-11-13 01:09

      Jay, I could not have said it better.

      Shadoz - 2010-11-13 14:17

      hahahaahaha nice comment

  • joberholzer1 - 2010-11-12 13:05

    What a bafoon ... i dnt even wnt to associate my twitter acc with his name or his face .. Julius Malema - you're a tjop! There's no words to describe you .. I'm sure you were actually supposed to do stand up comedy - rofl

  • shirofox - 2010-11-12 13:23

    If not even the most powerfull man in the world can do a thing against Twitter what do these uneducated barberians thing they will accomplish. Let me point all you Twitter fans with your own Juju moron malema accounts in the right directions to ensure they can nether trackback your account to you IRL. Use an anonymouse browsing website like or a free online website translation site like to access twitter with your juju account. GL to the morons trying to track you now :)

      partykarate87 - 2010-11-12 15:23

      Boom that just happened!!

  • bafana - 2010-11-12 13:26

    Lol, "I'm making more paper" nyc one.

  • Keith Pyper - 2010-11-12 13:29

    Kill the Twitter, Kill the Tweet!!!! LOL

  • Nicholas French - 2010-11-12 13:52 Here is his latest music video

      Shadoz - 2010-11-13 14:24

      waaaahahahahahaah thats funny it's juli ass

  • Greegs - 2010-11-12 14:05

    Who does he think he is? He's living proof that idiots walk this earth!

  • Nicholas French - 2010-11-12 14:09 Music video of nationalizing the mines

  • Phutie - 2010-11-12 14:16

    well u can ridicule the name of a real man as 4 juju,there is nothing that u can say to realy hurt him .this country needs a man like,the man is not afraid of anybody.He talks about about serious stuff whereas a whole bunch of just Mr Malema viva

      Logic_Bomb - 2010-11-12 14:26

      If you listen really carefully, you might almost hear how the whole world is laughing at you and your neanderthal leader. Want some salt and vinegar for the chip on your shoulder? CHOP!

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2010-11-12 14:34

      Yes, he does seem to be willing to open his yap on every issue wheteher it concersn him or not. No, he is not fearless or he would not have demanded police protection. Yes he talks about serious stuff but alas what he says cannot be taken seriously by anyone with knowledge of the issues as the things JuJu says are usually total nonsense, propaganda spouting without any knowledge and easily recognised as such. The man and the organisation ANCYL made fools of themselves both nationally as well as internationally. With the rise of literacy and education their powerbase will erode. Propaganda does not feed an empty stomach, nationalisation has never been a success anywhere in the world and massive parastatals and government service only make the nation poorer. Both by the huge taxation needed to keep them going as well as the drawing of people from the workforce who could otherwise be a productive member of society in the free market.

      Ammon - 2010-11-12 14:59

      Hey Phutie...history reveals that idiots who stand on public platforms and make fools of themselves tend to attract ridicule. In that regard, you and Malema are true comrades....well done dude !

      lean - 2010-11-12 15:01

      "We have no reason to apologise. We are young. We will never apologise for partying. It is our responsibility." - serious sh**t LoL

      SSDD - 2010-11-12 15:27

      @Phutie ...I am speechless... shame... you are so weak.

      Ammon - 2010-11-12 15:42

      I almost forgot to ask Phutie....did u manage to figure out what he meant when he said he would rather kill himself than commit suicide - hmmm serious stuff indeed !. Good grief Phutie..he calls himself South African and, as a result, the world gets to think you are an idiot as well.

      Mordred - 2010-11-13 00:55

      Phutie, did you knock your head against something because from your comments I think your single braincell is still spinning around in your head. When it has settled down you should apply to join the ANCYL and you will be in with a headstart because Julius won't accept anybody with two or more braincells as he only has two and he won't have any member being cleverer than him.

      andrewhar47 - 2010-11-13 05:40

      That is why people like Julius will be soo powerfull, its because of idiots like yourself that follow him around like sheep and can't think for yourselves. Don't you see what is happening here???

      Mike - 2010-11-13 08:51

      Phutie - do you actually have a brain - never mind a cell (oh, cell is where they lock you up?). You just wait an see - this is the begining of the end of your hero - in fact of the ANC as well. Where would the ANC be if it were not for the alliance? The likes of you is what is so bad for what could be a very very beautiful country.

  • Hans-Erik Iken - 2010-11-12 14:26

    Strange the ANCYL was not available for comment to an issue that clearly is something they could and should have something to say about. Normally they always have something to say, especialy when it is an issue that they have no say over, relevence to or knowledge of.... Or could it be that they are getting smart and decide to shut up and stick their head in the sand when they realise there is nothing they can do about it? One can only hope, because it would mean they are capable of learning from their mistakes.

  • DianaCroat - 2010-11-12 14:34

    Ooooh I so wish i had access to Twitter etc. I would just love to put the Malemamunchkins pic up that was on News24 the other day, him sucking a dummy! HA ha, the dummy sucking a dummy.... :-)

  • DianaCroat - 2010-11-12 14:34

    Let's wait until he decides to shut down the "interweb" - that should be amusing and then he can shut down google...

  • Pebbles - 2010-11-12 14:53

    Bigger battles that don't seem to include the gross violation to human rights happening because of Aurora. Anyway, he does have a point. Most of their supporters don't have access to the internet, hence them still being supporters.

      Mordred - 2010-11-13 01:00

      Pebbles, do you really believe that they don't have access to the internet. Of course they do but won't admit it as they don't want anybody to know that they don't know how to use it. They actually need somebody with at least 5 braincells to train them and because Julius only as 2 braincells, he wont accept a member with more cells than him.

  • AGENT - 2010-11-12 15:41

    He gives Black people a bad name all over the country. The ANC has created it's own enemy within and this monkey is doing more damage than good to a country that I feel can really go places and achieve so much more. He is no leader, he is a figure head / mouth piece and will take the fall when the time comes. He is pathetic.

  • Mark - 2010-11-12 16:07

    Look, there is no doubt that Julius Malema is no genius and a pathetic excuse for a leader. But why give him all this press. I think he is just loving all the attention he is getting. Should we really be giving this twerp the time of day? I think not. It doesn't help either that Kieno Kammies the pseudo talk show host talks about Julius every night. Common South Africans, let's just ignore this fool Malema. He's just not worth any of our time.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2010-11-12 16:39

      Your feelings are valid and understandable. However, history has taught us that you ignore a dangerous fool at your own peril. By exposing his idiotic comments and unfounded claims we can (maybe) get some of his thinking followers to change their position. If you ignore him they might well think that the man is right in his position on issues that do matter. So by exposing Malema for the ignoramous that he is you are doing a public service. Ignoring him will not make him go away, nor the dangerous ideas that come with him.

      danie.dejager - 2010-11-12 17:33

      I totally agree with you Mark!

      Mike - 2010-11-13 08:43

      And I totally agree with Hans-Erik - so there!

  • Gandalf - 2010-11-12 16:48

    No wonder we have such a crap pass rate. Julias Ama Stooge is at the helm of the ANC Youth League. Now, ANCYL, lets see you close down, you blundering brain dead idiots! Ammon, you are bloody hilarious :D BWAHAHAHAHA

      Ammon - 2010-11-12 17:19

      thanks Gandhalf....but me thinks that without some humour we are a bit stuffed down here in the land of loose morals and oppression ! - now u go and have an astonishingly good weekend (comrade ?)

  • TGIL - 2010-11-12 17:02

    hahaha what a FOOL - the laughing stock of South Africa

  • danie.dejager - 2010-11-12 17:32

    Please! Can we stop giving Malema any news coverage! I find it insulting to read so much about him. By keeping him in the spot light will just inflate his ego and desensitize the public to idiocy.

  • Julius Malema - 2010-11-12 18:41

    The ANCYL demand a retraction of all the insults and false reports that were generated here today. Vlooi will be at the head office of news24 tomorrow morning to demand an apology. as soon as I can find my lawyer, I will get him to take this matter to the constitutional court. The ANCYL will not stand for this!!!

      Mordred - 2010-11-13 01:12

      I read you have to still find your lawyer. Why? Is he lost?

      andrewhar47 - 2010-11-13 05:43

      He was also declared an agent

      NotGuilty - 2010-11-13 08:04

      What's worse than an idiot? An idiot that tries to sound clever! Who the hell is Vlooi?

      Akweerius - 2010-11-14 16:26

      Vlooi = Floyd Shivambu

  • Rowen - 2010-11-12 19:19

    Please report the julius melema comment at the bottom of this page! It amounts to hate speech!

      Mordred - 2010-11-13 01:13

      Rowen, I agree with your comment but I don't think we have too much to worry about for a looooooooooong time because Julius still has to look for his lawyer.

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