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Compensate Lenasia residents - Malema

2012-11-23 22:08

Johannesburg - The government must compensate the people whose homes were demolished in Lenasia, expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said on Friday.

"Give them money and land to go build," Malema told a group of people in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg.

"Land is your right... and we must never feel ashamed that we [are] building houses."

He said it was government land, which meant it belonged to the people.

The African National Congress and government should be embarrassed by what happened, Malema said.

"From killing people in Marikana to demolishing houses.

"On their behalf we accepting their embarrassment," he said.

Malema inspected three areas where houses were demolished in Lenasia two weeks ago.

When he arrived in extension 13, community members sang and danced. Women stood around shouting: "I love Juju".

Malema inspected the area. He was joined by suspended ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and suspended secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.

Malema and his entourage climbed over the rubble of the demolished houses.

When Malema arrived at the front door of a woman's house, she ran out and dropped to her knees at his feet and cried. Malema comforted her, telling her: "Don't cry."

He said the woman was brave, because when demolishers had tried to tear down her house she had gone inside and refused to leave. In the end her house was spared.

"We salute this woman. She has courage," Malema said.

You've been crooked

He said the government was targeting poor people because they did not have the money to defend themselves.

"They target those who don't have money," Malema said.

He pointed to a block of flats near to where some houses had been demolished.

He said the government would not demolish the flats, because it knew the people who owned them had the money to take them to court.

"You'll find these ones [the flat owners] have a hand in it [the demolitions] because they want to expand [their own building]."

The African National Congress was turning on its people, Malema said.

"It can't be that the ANC... is eating its own people," he said.

"They must give you alternative land. You must have a piece of land. It's your right to have a piece of land."

Malema told the group not to start rebuilding their houses, but to find alternative accommodation until a solution was found.

"Those who have suffered from demolition, be strong. We want you to be compensated... You've been crooked," he said.

"We've come to give you support, even if there is nothing we can do. We can tell you: your pain is our pain."

Malema also inspected extension four, Lenasia.

People came out of their houses with their children to catch a glimpse of him.

He ended his visit by attending a closed meeting with residents.

Comments
  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-11-23 22:28

    Cde Malema is right, these people must be given a piece of land

      dragonfire47 - 2012-11-24 00:28

      and do what with it besides squat

      bobby.jaan.92 - 2012-11-24 03:05

      Why MUST they be GIVEN land? Because they are poor? Because they are not white? Non-blacks in this country must pay for their land and pay rates and taxes on it as well. No - what they MUST be GIVEN is the opportunity to have a job and income (which they porbably have in any case otherwise how were they able to afford the houses now being demolished?)

      dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-11-24 04:44

      Excuse me !! As a white person, no government has ever given a piece of land or anything else !! I HAD TO WORK FOR EVERYTHING !!

      Kevin - 2012-11-24 07:37

      Joe surely you mean given the opportunity to purchasae land legally...?

      francoisjacques.malan - 2012-11-24 08:25

      I agree with Malema, they've been cheated! The government cheated them! They should have been given alternative housing before their houses were demolished, not the other way around! This is almost the same as in Zim, just happening with black houses instead of white farms.

      simson.moller - 2012-11-24 08:56

      Joe, Malema is not right. What should happen is these people should 1) Go out and get a job. 2) Earn money through honest work. 3) Stop squatting and buy their own land and home. That is exactly the problem of the "previously disadvantaged"! They believe that they should be given everything for nothing, just because others have something they don't. They don't think that what others have, have been worked for, and earned fair and square, because idiots like Malema spew crap out of his mouth and the dumb majority actually believe him! Go out and earn it. No job, speak to your beloved ANC, BEE is sure to provide....

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-24 13:49

      When will they lock up this pig?

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-11-23 22:29

    i want to know how much fatboy gives to charity

  • leko.dada - 2012-11-23 22:42

    If ANC ''ignore all rules'' and again elect Zuma in Mangaung, if DA keep failing of having powers to comprehend URGENT need for formation of 'mighty' alternative parties. so be it. we (the masses together with other opposition parties ), should take matters into our own hands and COMPEL Trevor Emmanuel to be a presidential candidate for peoples justice and development - a party that I suggest to be formed,if need be - Trevor can keep his membership and be loyal to anc BUT serve the purpose... to MESMERIZE and attract majority of DA/ID and 60% of ANC members. Through US (common people) he can be the next president.damn i love this dream too.

  • sean.goldie.9 - 2012-11-23 22:53

    Who gives a continental $&%* what Malema says!!!!!!!!!!!

  • patricia.dewet.92 - 2012-11-23 23:04

    Give them a piece of land as he is saying, the next they want water, electricity and sewerage. This is not serviced land, are they going to blame Malema?

      william.letsong.5 - 2012-11-23 23:44

      These people built their own PROPER HOMES (not shacks) on land that was sold to them fraudulent without any assistance from government.

      bobby.jaan.92 - 2012-11-24 03:13

      Ja Kagiso - you are so 'right' - they (the whites) got all of that for free and didn't pay taxes - everything was for free and just given to them. They also got their education for 'free' - they didn't have to study as the knowledge just streamed into their heads because of apartheid.

  • mdumela.holdings - 2012-11-23 23:05

    The president of the people

      karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-23 23:25

      how he doesint even pay his own gardener on time? and he only pays minimum wages?

      mdumela.holdings - 2012-11-23 23:50

      karel your problem u seems to believe everythng you read

      frikdt - 2012-11-24 08:35

      And your problem, my dear mdumela, is that you believe all the lies and empty promises coming from this trickster.

      karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-24 17:16

      And you believe everything mal emma says?

  • MosesMasilela - 2012-11-23 23:14

    i salute u Malema. Well spoken. target the poor

      karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-23 23:22

      the poor got poorer due to corrupt anc officials

      ksmithgoldie - 2012-11-23 23:28

      Yes the poor can eat words ;)

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-11-23 23:15

    MALEMA for PRESIDENT!!!! Whatever he says goes Check dis space,,, those people will be compasated.

      africanwolf - 2012-11-24 08:01

      By compasated You mean give them a compass and tell them go north?

  • jason.marshall.1804 - 2012-11-23 23:19

    The blind misleading the blind is even worse than a blind leading the blind....

  • karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-23 23:20

    these people who payed for the houses got rippedoff by anc officials. Why must the taxpayer pay for anc corruption?

      mmaphongwana - 2012-11-23 23:40

      Can u prove that Karel? Or u just need a gudnite with the word ANC...get ur facts b4 farting

      francoisjacques.malan - 2012-11-24 08:32

      We've always been paying for cANCer corruption. In this case, if some of my money goes to victims of corruption, I help my fellow countryman gladly! Just like when their houses get burnt down, we help each other, now its been torn down by a corrupt government. I say let's still help them!

      karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-24 17:20

      In your face mmaphongwana Zuma is corrupt why will anyone following a corrupt leader not follow the example he sets. If the head is rotten the whole body will follow soon.

  • theunislbotha - 2012-11-23 23:24

    Yes, give them everything and let them burn.

  • ft.burhaak - 2012-11-23 23:25

    Its unfortunate that the S.African mentality superficially applies itself on the basis of black and white,instead of whats right and whats wrong.I notice that a black mans good actions wil be comdemned because his black,and a white mans bad actions wil b hailed because his white.How does a country stoop to such a vain and superficial existence!

      bobby.jaan.92 - 2012-11-24 03:23

      I salute you, ft.burhaak! Why still all this racial hatred after all these years? What does it matter if you are black, white, coloured,or indian? This is OUR country - and if your incompetant, then you are incompetant and not excused for it because of the colour of your skin!

  • theunislbotha - 2012-11-23 23:28

    Yes, Malema pay for it!

  • theunislbotha - 2012-11-23 23:29

    Interesting only blacks do this!!

      mbambo.shi - 2012-11-24 05:21

      And only white women open their legs for dogs.

      Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-11-24 06:24

      Kwaak frogstyle.

  • seraki.kgoloko - 2012-11-23 23:46

    Show them JuJu man,tht othr man 's apple s othr s poison.

  • caine.abel.75 - 2012-11-24 00:32

    Well the ANC in their wisdom, is creating this void and this agent is taking the gap. So they are building his platform and whenever he gets on it the grassroots will fall at his feet

  • thembinkosi.jozie - 2012-11-24 02:04

    Malema will be allowed back in the anc after Mangaung because he is more dangerous to the ANC when he is outside than when he is in the ANC. When Malema forms his own political party that will be the end of the ANC

      neo.khemisi - 2012-11-24 03:07

      Wa pota wena

      ernest.mumvuma - 2012-11-24 06:03

      I don't think so Jozie.Malema wil never form his political party. If he does he wil go down the drain. The people who supports him are in the ANC factions so he will still lose those people if opts for another political party. Malema knows all that that's why he keeps hanging around ANC

      thembinkosi.khanyile.3 - 2012-11-24 06:25

      malema has a big mouth but I wonder if he is that bright.

      Ntobeko Zungu - 2012-11-24 06:44

      Malema will be re in stated after Mangaung but its true that he is more of a threat when he is on the outside of the ANC

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-24 04:17

    Truth is this would not happen in Sandton. There are checks and balances which will prevent bonds being obtained before all the rights are authenticated. Somehow this slipped thru the cracks, who is going to pay the banks for the money owed? The system is there to protect the people and instead it is punishing them. This whole saga didn't happen overnight, government had lots of time to address the issue and stop the people from building. To knock down houses when there are people living in shacks is disgusting.

  • isaac.hlalele.3 - 2012-11-24 04:45

    can government compesate an unlawfull act? are you acquanted with the law generally?

      gerald.micheals - 2012-11-26 17:03

      Dude, even the banks loaned these individuals money believing that all was legal, so yes they have to compensate them since the corrupt government officials are responsible for this mess

  • neil.cuthbert.9 - 2012-11-24 05:08

    Who rattled his cage?

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-11-24 05:50

    Our government is bending down for ''BAAS'', like ANC Women's League, kneeling for Showerhead. Baas is owning thousands hactors, where in turn canconstruct or build whatever pleases them without plans and approval, on the land they inherited chainly from their racist forefathers. Government officials must visit places like Diepsloot or Alexandra for a week to see how African people are subjected to. They should be ashamed, applying the old rotten tactics on their people.

      dbo.kacebisa - 2012-11-24 06:00

      I dont know what you are smoking but sure I dont wanna smoke it. Have you ever in your life heard of urbanisation. Those people are living in those places by choice. No one forced them to live there. You feel pain for them, yet they see nothing wrong living in rat infested place. I made my choice to live where Im living now. Now look at me ;-)

      thembinkosi.khanyile.3 - 2012-11-24 06:30

      Mind ur language pls. otherwise u have a point.

      craig.thom.376 - 2012-11-24 09:16

      So who did you vote for in the last election?

  • werner.vandeventer - 2012-11-24 06:05

    I hate everything about this guy but he does make a valid point

  • okuhle2009 - 2012-11-24 06:11

    @theunis both so true only backs doing this becoz whites took all the land and built themselves big mansions where u only find 3 or 4 people living in them. black people 5 to 8 people u find them in RDP houses of 2 or 1 bedroom with 5 to 7 on more members of the family living there. i hate it when ppl start using such remarks as black, with. if it was mot becoz of you forefathers the wealth of this country wld have been equaly shared n non of this wld hv happened.

  • titus.malerotho - 2012-11-24 06:12

    Once u see people starting to built houses themseleves anywhere because of frustrations for waiting more than a decade for government to give them houses. U must start to think out of the box. We understant is illegal to occupy someone's land but the same someone is the one who should stil give you land. U have 5 schooling kids and u become just homeless all of a sudden. The land issue has been made a secondary issue since 1994 while is actually primary. The approch must be rechecked

  • grant.montgomery.5074 - 2012-11-24 06:33

    Malema said, "we can tell you: your pain is our pain." Nice one coming from his home in Santon in one of his 4x4s having spent the previous weekend on his farm. BTW is it just my imagination or is Malema pregnant?

  • Jman Maluleke - 2012-11-24 06:35

    Futsek wena Juju, you are an opportunist and corrupt. you are involved in many criminal acts in Limpopo, you and Mathale are most corrupt politician in the world. those who are blind will support you idiot.

      donald.mokonyama - 2012-11-24 08:09

      if u insult people, others can't respect ur views Cde. Be professional my bra.

  • Dereck - 2012-11-24 06:43

    @moses, I finally understand why black people like you hate us whites.Its not about the past, you envy us because we are white and you will never be

      bongani.nxumalo.1804 - 2012-11-24 11:33

      U must have posted this from your bed in a mental institution. There's still hope for you cause u can still type something.

  • comrade.shefu - 2012-11-24 06:49

    Malema the same thing was done in Zim by Zanu PF,People's properties were bulldozzed and millions were displaced ,more than 34 people were killed during the 2008 election violence but in 2010 you went there to open your hippo like big mouth in praise of Bob and Zanu Pf.You are not concerned by Lenasia residents or Marikana miners you just want to gain cheap political points by using the poor to uprise against the current ANC leadership that is improving much better after your expulsion.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-24 06:49

    Eish, between Juju and the tea girl life is tough for the ANC!!!

  • sergio.o.williams - 2012-11-24 06:53

    I don't really appreciate Malema's politics and i know the suffering of the Lenasians is another bamd wagon for him however i support his view in this regard, sometimes you embarass me ANC! I must however say that we the ANC have done more for the advancement of common SA's than any other party or movement

  • bob.moodley.9 - 2012-11-24 06:58

    here we go again with blabber mouth in full cry

  • attie.gerber.1 - 2012-11-24 07:04

    what is this idiot interfering for. looking for attention again. take a pill and disolve.

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-11-24 07:08

    first bright thing malema has ever said... I wish he fought for people of all color but he does not. Don't come swoon us with roses cause they stink of your anc mentality... I know if you are elected as a pres ever... that this country would be far worse off you spend quadrupple zuma's spend... and you will if you ever had enough seats change the constituition and bring appartheid to all people you want to exclude be it whites foreigner I'm not sure who all you consider brothers and sisters but after your toy toy skiet en lem n boer in sy mo3r chanting I'm pretty shure on what end of the gun I am. So thanks for your supprt of the people of lenasia know fark off and choke.

      thabo.sebyeng - 2012-11-24 07:27

      Dot talk like that about malema u mouron y talk those kind of things about him what did he do to u, i mean u r just a peace of trash what can malema do or somebody do to u, u speak rubish leave that man alone ok.if u talk like that to yor husband than do not take it to malema u r a pig,if u hate him that much, us 10000000 of people we love him too mach note that u zero

      dbo.kacebisa - 2012-11-24 08:49

      Thabo if you say 10 000 000people love juju sure he can have his political party...as you are his follower encourage him to do just that

  • michael.jackwood - 2012-11-24 07:14

    Compensation for what? Why must we always sympathised with people who break the law, its the same with Marikana situation, everyone feel that such criminals are heroes, they even want to erect a monument to honour thugs! I am tired of this attitude, what kind of society are we building?

      sbulele.b.mnyaka - 2012-11-24 07:25

      mik. These people didnt steal the land. The land was sold to them fraudulently they didnt jus occupy that land. Now i dnt see any element of crime in that. What it was you who would hav bought that land and built on it the next u are told that ur house is gna be demolished as u stayin in the land that u were nt supose to stay in. Were u gna be the criminal?

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-11-24 07:16

    You cannot praise them for any advancement cause after all this there hasn't been any... madiba's work down the drain...

  • sna.thambo - 2012-11-24 07:17

    mxm there it goes again this moron. nkosi'yam. Malema u are such a moron.

      zithulele.sikolisi - 2012-11-24 08:33

      It's better to be a maron than that feeding yo self and yo family and turn the blind eye to those who r suffering. Some people are just commenting to hide what we must know.Boys,in politics Malema is telling the truth and yo side is lucky that people of South Africa are not totally updated in politics.Even jacob zuma do know that if he was doing this in the country of people who are politically educated ....GONE

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-11-24 07:24

    Yebo juliaaaas! Time to distribute your ill-gotten gains from the rarararatanang trust!

  • grievance.mbhalentyne - 2012-11-24 07:25

    How will the government compensate this people , the fact is there's no money the money that is the for houses must finish the nkandla project finish n klaar.

  • younus.bux - 2012-11-24 07:26

    Whats wrong JuJu you can't sleep,why don't you help these poor people,you've amassed over R50 million for yourself.As a kind gesture help your PEOPLE, rebuild their homes,YOUR MOVE FATBOY, lets see the compassion in your heart.

  • sean.mkhize.1 - 2012-11-24 07:27

    So what you are saying is that people must just go and grab whichever land that is available unlawfully, simple because the land is for the people? You really are desperate my son!

  • tumelo.radebe1 - 2012-11-24 07:29

    I think he's right. People are even forced to break the law to get a house. A house should be a human right! Its just the right thing to do.

  • cpsmit - 2012-11-24 07:30

    I wonder why News24 is so obsessed in reporting what this idiotic incompetent moron has to say?

      mpfanisto.makatu - 2012-11-24 08:24

      Wat ever u wrote up there, that's wat others call u too!

      comrade.shefu - 2012-11-24 08:44

      if they dont they run out of news 24/7.

      Cappuccinno4u - 2012-11-24 09:32

      ppl like u r da target market of news24 coz u kip reading their stories nd complainin afterwards..

  • sbulele.b.mnyaka - 2012-11-24 07:38

    ohk ohk ohk. Juju atleast you making sense on this 1. These ppl ddnt steal the land it was sold to them by who ever did that and that moron must be stinkn rich, nw our people are suffering because of that person, atleast our govn should hav waited before they can demolish the houses.

  • Brian Mabiya - 2012-11-24 07:40

    the idiot has a point ukuthi ppl must b compensated, the didn't just move in2 those house they bought them

      lindani.zulu.714 - 2012-11-24 07:55

      They actually built them on illigal land

  • celimpilo.zungu - 2012-11-24 07:46

    aggg nxa juju on news again , an oppotunist just like Dumb Allaince. AKA DA LOL

  • Sikhumbuzo Khumalo - 2012-11-24 07:50

    i agree with him the should be a better way to solve this...Some other people don't like Malima b'cos of he is telling the truth the way it should be unlike our president who lied on national TV about Inkandla.You will hate him to love him Malema.

      dbo.kacebisa - 2012-11-24 08:51

      WeMntungwa what is the better way baba cos I cant see it. Help us with juju wisdom

  • adriaan.kroon.1 - 2012-11-24 08:01

    Mbambo farms were not taken they were paid for with cattle and other goods. Please refer to the REAL history books. Land has changed hands many times all over the world between different tribes, religions and kingdoms! Chasing us "white" people away will help you a lot.... seeing that the majority of all taxes and jobs come from us. But its fine you would rather live in a zim like south africa, its youre right .... but i sertainly for one would not like to.

      dbo.kacebisa - 2012-11-24 08:19

      I think this whatever that mbambo character is smoking must illegal. Damn he is dellusional as that turkey neck former something

  • IcemanGP - 2012-11-24 08:03

    News24 Please stop referring to that dumb ass as the former anything. He is jus a disgraced Juliearse malema, no other fancy titles necessary.

      mpfanisto.makatu - 2012-11-24 08:22

      The dumb one its u!

      IcemanGP - 2012-11-24 12:12

      Really? He steals money, and you hero worship him. Only tots Hero Worship, cause they have no backbone for themselves.

  • Charles Frederik Robberts - 2012-11-24 08:04

    Welcome back Ju Ju we have missed you! Where have you been and what you been planning?

  • autoden - 2012-11-24 08:15

    Cut down on the sushi and chicken wings you fat ...

      lourainet - 2012-11-24 08:52

      Stipid comment,, let's hope u under 12 years old if not then f u punk,, ddnt u hv sunthin better to say