Beware of power, Malema tells students

2012-10-17 07:25

Polokwane - Expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema told the University of Limpopo's SRC on Tuesday not to live lavish lifestyles while in office.

The student leaders should not buy plasma television sets, expensive clothes, or change residences, as that would create the impression they had "sold out", he told a capacity crowd at the university’s Tiro Hall, on the Turfloop campus.

“Once you leave (the residence), you are going to forget easily.”

Malema said the power the student body had entrusted the Student Representative Council leaders with would test their character.

“Power does not change a man, power makes you see the real man.”

Comparisons between SA and Zim

He advised SRC leaders to pick "proper" girlfriends.

“Even when you choose a girlfriend, you must choose a proper one,” he said to cheers.

During his 90-minute speech, Malema drew comparisons between Zimbabwe and South Africa, citing the former as an example of a successful revolution.

He said both countries combined had 80% of the world’s platinum reserves, and that the West had no choice but to invest in this sector.

He said Zimplats, one of the major mines Zanu-PF took under its control a few years ago, was successfully run by blacks without any equipment bought from Western countries.

He said the country had taken tobacco farms from 4 000 white families, and given them to 57 000 black families, and that these remained productive.

“Zimbabweans are producing gold using manual methods without machines. Can you imagine if they could give them machines? They can’t get machines because they are under sanctions,” he said, following a weekend visit to Zimbabwe to meet "progressive forces".


He said the ANC Youth League had never advocated wholesale nationalisation, but simply wanted greater state control in key sectors of the economy.

“We can actually do without them (foreign investors). We don’t want to chase them from South Africa.

We are saying to them 'come let’s work together'. We have never said they must go away. We said to them 'if you are owning 1 000ha of land, give us 800 and be left with 200'."

He criticised President Jacob Zuma for the Nkandla homestead saga, ANC heavyweight Cyril Ramaphosa for attempting to buy a buffalo for R18m, and later a multi-million rand car.

He questioned the nominations of three prominent businessmen, including ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa, for the post of ANC deputy president.

  • beata.rossudowski - 2012-10-17 07:31

    "Do as I say, not as I do" such a prime example of money grabbing, lime light hungry ego maniac.

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-10-17 13:07

      You just know our educational system had failed if an IDIOT constantly draws large crowds of followers from an environment of higher education.

      clive.wannenburg - 2012-10-17 14:56

      Only a fool could listen to this idiot! i mean all the rubbish he speaks daily with the lies that poor out his mouth all the time makes me ask myself a question does this racist self centered air breathing thief belief what he says or is it just talk to please his poor brain dead crowd that follow his every mummble.

      BulletProof. - 2012-10-17 16:30

      He lost the gravy train and now is trying to catch up, the hipocrit.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-17 18:58

      Is there someone at News24 who's job it is to delete my comments?

      liveby.thesword.1 - 2012-10-17 22:38

      jip.......pot calling kettle........

      husaberg.twostroke - 2012-10-18 00:10

      Hell this thing is completely nuts. Malemmer your a joke man. IDIOOT.

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-10-17 07:31

    Corrupt Thief still gets an audience (of Idiots). Living proof of the theory of Evolution being reversed --From Ape to man : now back to Ape .

      tgif.wtfaw - 2012-10-17 09:20

      You are wrong George Slade they never got out the starting blocks of evolution and never will , Sorry to disagree with you and point you in the right direction as far as your thinking goes but that is the reality.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-10-17 07:32

    When is NEW24...gonna stop printing about this FAT this news???

      mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-10-17 08:32


      hosia.modiga - 2012-10-17 10:12

      Trevor look at any article published by news24 today and see the comments made by readers either positive or negative!!!The numbers tells the different story friend, by the time i replied to your comment 194 people commented on the article excluding the likes and deslike!!!

      johny.stront - 2012-10-17 16:29

      Yes stop moaning.As much as I hate him,I would like to know what he's up to.He is selling out the ANC and there plans. So Ssshhh

  • philani.goba - 2012-10-17 07:32

    yadi yai yada..Fat boy..we (blacks) dont wana go hungry to prove some stupid point like the Zim are.

  • - 2012-10-17 07:34

    "We can actually do without them (foreign investors). We don’t want to chase them from South Africa" Even a three year old speaks more sense than this fat fumbduck!

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-17 08:12

      U go!!!

  • No.You're a handbag - 2012-10-17 07:36


  • thorboy.mac - 2012-10-17 07:37

    I know that stupidity is not a disability, but I think a dr should do some medical tests on this single cell organism that can talk, cause it seems to be a miracle

      morris.khunou - 2012-10-17 08:44

      Eish! cant stop laughing! I have long being calling for a study for this specie from another world.

  • hughhezuze.schalkwyk - 2012-10-17 07:38

    What a damn joke!

      hein.huyser - 2012-10-17 12:31

      Yep, a prime example of our failed education system. You guys must put a stop to this "......."

  • lskosana3 - 2012-10-17 07:40

    Hmm seems he forget to mention a few things-the money he got fraudulently AND his multi-million rand mansion in Sandton

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-10-17 07:41

    Lol But u yourself are driving exensive cars, wearing expensive clotes,luxuriesso, Funny what u say Mr Malema

      morris.khunou - 2012-10-17 08:47

      Exactly do what I say not what I do type leadership!

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-10-17 07:46

    Now he is greating enemy with Mathew Phosa.

      lorain.maseko - 2012-10-17 08:33

      That's fine,the more enemies he has the better

      morris.khunou - 2012-10-17 08:48

      Remember Eric this unigue specie has an amazing ability to self destruct!

  • Dries Cronje - 2012-10-17 07:46

    pot------> Kettle

  • mduduzi.gobeni - 2012-10-17 07:48

    You failed to burn wood to ash ,you live lavish lifestyle.,you then got kicked out for ildiscipline .\r\n\r\nPlease tell me how are you gona run mines if kids only attend school with no books ???\r\n\r\nAdvise please drive a beetle /tazz support proudly SA not Gucci \r\nThank you

  • mirrorman.smith - 2012-10-17 07:49

    "...leaders should not buy plasma television sets, expensive clothes, or change residences, as that would create the impression they had "sold out". How are you trying to fool?

      lizette.wilsenach - 2012-10-17 13:59

      Where would they get the money??

  • thadelphukem.completely - 2012-10-17 07:51

    This all coming from a fu*ktard who owns a 16 million rand house, who has been investigated and charged with various crimes... Then he wants to sit and talk like he is special and different!!! When has he EVER given to the people, what has he EVER contributed to this country... NOTHING!!! He is a waste of humanity and his followers are no better, they are just as stupid and ignorant as he is...

      andrew.surtees1 - 2012-10-17 08:04

      @thandelphukem you have my respect!

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-17 07:51

    LOL, in other words, do as I say and not do as I do! Failing which all will end up greedy criminals.

  • michelle.blackie - 2012-10-17 07:54

    I have made a decision - from today I will not read anything that is published about Malema. Enough said!

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-17 08:08

      I feel exactly the same but News24 absolutely love Malema they can't live without him and they keep comments open for a long time. so I have also decided to rather read the Afrikaans section but on there again its all about murders in SA all just really bad news!!!

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-10-17 08:58

      I bet you are lying.

  • Innocent Ripinga Siyabulela - 2012-10-17 07:57

    Juju is not in touch with the masses, he says its wrong to live lavishly, yet he does. what wrong when a black tries to buy a buffalo for 18 mil, its his money. he worked hard for. the masses need to be hear that only hard work and dedication pays. cyril is one good example of a black successful businessman. students should look up to him. he worked hard for all he has through dedication.

      heini.botes - 2012-10-17 16:15

      Couldn't agree more. South Africa and Africa in a whole must rid of this hand-out mentality. Give and demand, give and demand, or we take. Hard work and dedication is what is needed. Better yourself for you and your employer...who knows, maybe later you become the boss

  • jack.trend.3 - 2012-10-17 07:58

    They really should not be allowing these troublemakers into the universities. Some people are actually paying for and taking their studies seriously.

  • Pete7930 - 2012-10-17 07:58

    Someone please put a bullet between his eyes.

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-17 09:02

      I will do it ... no charge

      asdhasgd - 2012-10-17 18:56

      i'll provide the bullets.

  • ingrid.oberholzer - 2012-10-17 08:02

    AAction means jobs for Zim citizens, boy can this guy speak rubbish!!!!It's ok for him and his cadres to be awarded tenders worth of milllions rands but not for you stupid students.

  • Ryan - 2012-10-17 08:02

    I can't imagine a more dangerous person with power

  • cindy.dunn.9 - 2012-10-17 08:03

    Ai this fool so early in the morning. Mxm

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-10-17 08:03

    What a hypocritical tosser.

  • andrew.surtees1 - 2012-10-17 08:05

    Malema you little sifebe!

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-10-17 08:06

    Yes! Beware of power. 220v kills.

  • liezl.haramis.7 - 2012-10-17 08:11

    One gets to a point where you can do and say nothing...just smile. This idiot's comments arent worth attention. Yippeee, you moron, lets all work towards a Zim...

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-17 08:11

    Your wires are seriously crossed Julius. We saw the real man in Zuma, and in Bob when his power base collapsed, aand he had to revert to real African politics to remain in power. You are also one of these power hungry fools, and we have seen the real man on TV many times, you disgusting, moonfaced moron.

  • FinalJustice - 2012-10-17 08:13

    And so N24 continues the struggle to find stories that are actually news worthy. I guess if they take out all the last 30days publications with 'Malema' headings they'll battle to fill a single html page ...

  • jan.matsetela - 2012-10-17 08:14

    If zimbabwe is doing well why do we have so many zimbabweans in south africa.

  • warwick.bristow - 2012-10-17 08:15

    How can anyone think that Malema is a good leader. He contradicts himself at every turn.

  • larabiance - 2012-10-17 08:15

    What a comic character. I really don't believe he knows what he is saying. He is directly contradicting himself. One can see that he didn't even finish school. Bafoon.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-10-17 08:15

    One question: why is half of Zimbabwe here??? My maid, my gardener, guys at the factory, 30 years, Mugabe took over the jewel of Africa and wants bailouts from us, just borrowed $80million from Chinese, we have to fix their cholera problem. Maybe I just am missing something. Why do they have sanctions??? For good governance???

  • charl.e.visser.1 - 2012-10-17 08:16

    Why do all the happy economically freed Zimbabwians then run the this imperial controlled country Juju?

  • motleleng - 2012-10-17 08:18

    Blah blah blah, Malema...\r\nDear MacDonalds cashier.. \r\n\r\nDon't give me that look, there's no age limit on a happy meal. \r\n\r\nSincerely, don't forget the toy..!!

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-10-17 08:18

    thats like the pot calling the kettle black

      asdhasgd - 2012-10-17 18:58

      oh no wait smith thats racist...oh no..

  • osmaseko - 2012-10-17 08:18

    Now Juju is creating an enermy with Mathews Phosa? Thats a dumb move.......

      osmaseko - 2012-10-17 08:24

      who's next in line to be critisized? Winnie Mandela? This guy is crea ting enemies everywhere...

      brazach - 2012-10-17 12:24

      How so? Where in the article does it state he i creating enemies with Phosa?

  • Jacques - 2012-10-17 08:19

    Is this some sort of parody? Has News24 reverted to satre?

      MrDinwiddie - 2012-10-17 08:26


  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-17 08:21

    I loved it when Julius was described as having a face toally devoid of any sign of intelligence.

  • dewald.galjaard - 2012-10-17 08:21

    Ok so. Erm I actually agree with Malema on one point - "Power does not change a man, power makes you see the real man." It's interesting to see who you've become.

      diana.gill.18 - 2012-10-17 09:56

      At least a bit of healthy self-criticism from Fatboy's side.

  • summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-17 08:22

    Who on earth is financing this brainless idiot - he cant be doing it alone

      jan.matsetela - 2012-10-17 08:29

      His zimbabwean father

      summer.mackenzie.96 - 2012-10-17 08:51

      You so damn rite Jan, why didnt I think of that ha ha ha

  • khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-10-17 08:26

    I totaly belive we can do without them

      mahlorislash - 2012-10-17 08:32

      Well, by 'prophecies' in the pre-94 the country would have gone under. So defying the odds of people who feel they are superior based on nothing but melanin concentration on their skin is a worthy. We can and better even

  • Louisettevisagie - 2012-10-17 08:26

    Malema is contradicting himself half of the african continent is in South Africa so why are they here. Ever since Zim was taken over from Ian Smith it has gone down run by a dictator. Malema is uneducated and has no respect for anyone not even Madibaba that hears all this crap. Someone must stop this schoolboy getting out of hands

  • jan.matsetela - 2012-10-17 08:27

    Go and check how much the miners are earning in zimbabwe.

  • MrDinwiddie - 2012-10-17 08:27

    90 minutes of self contradictions. Great title for a movie

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-17 08:31

    Cmon News24 move on with this story close comments this story has been your main one since I opened my eyes this morning oh yes I forgot you want 500 comments and its about Malema your favourite storyman!!!!

  • darryl.maze.5 - 2012-10-17 08:32

    The amount of crap that comes out this brainless idiot. How can he tell them not to buy plasma tv's fancy houses and cars????? He's the biggest spender when it comes to buying big fancy cars, big R16mil houses. WTF!!!! And what Zimbabwe did he go to???? Those tabocco farm are destroyed, they are not producing the amount they used to. The reason they dont have the equipent you idiot is because they destroyed it when they chase the whit man out. If you love how ZIM is run fat boy, then go live there and bend over for Daddy Mugabe. We dont need a idiot or a racist like you here in SA.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-17 08:33

    Is guy for real? Does he understand what he is saying when spews out those cliches?

  • dean.berzen - 2012-10-17 08:33

    This is what is known as a true imbosil who has been left uneducated by the government and to say that what Zimbabwe has done has helped their economy, you can go die in a whole with lions eating you, because that's all this racist prick deserves!\r\nF#*k you Malema and every other ANC supporter in this country!

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-17 08:39

      I like your description of Juju as an imbosil. What does it mean?

      sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-17 08:53

      He is implying that he 'hid'(er,er or did he invest them?) a few tens of millions a few years back when he still enjoyed the ANCled GOVERNMENT's favour

      sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-17 08:55

      He is implying that he 'hid'(er,er or did he invest them?) a few tens of millions a few years back when he still enjoyed the ANCled GOVERNMENT's favour

  • gaius.longinus.9 - 2012-10-17 08:36