Cops watch Malema's hometown

2012-03-01 13:11

Seshego - Police remained alert in ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's hometown of Seshego, in Limpopo, on Thursday following overnight clashes between his supporters and detractors.

A police car was stationed outside Malema's house, where his grandmother Sara lives.

A private security company also maintained a presence outside the house, where several shots were fired in the early hours of the morning.

"It is all quiet this morning," said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

He could not confirm rumours that two people were injured when the rival groups hurled stones at each other on Wednesday night.

Anti-Malema supporters drove around Seshego in the early hours on Thursday, taunting his supporters by waving around a 'tombstone' fashioned from a cardboard box.

On it were written the words "dictator", "RIP Julius" and "corrupt".

The youths, who held the tombstone on the back of a bakkie, celebrated Malema's expulsion from the African National Congress by singing "the end of the dictator" in Sepedi and English.

The bakkie was part of a convoy of about 10 cars which drove through the streets of Seshego, where Malema was visiting his grandmother.

His own supporters had gathered outside her house from around midday in anticipation of the announcement on his political future by the ANC's national disciplinary committee (NDC).

The road outside the house was blockaded by his supporters when his detractors' convoy arrived.

When police tried to bring the situation under control, stones were hurled at a police car.

It was announced late on Wednesday that Malema had been expelled from the African National Congress.

ANC national disciplinary committee chairperson Derek Hanekom said he had been found guilty of sowing divisions in the party and of bringing the organisation into disrepute.

  • Shirley - 2012-03-01 13:16

    What a big commotion about a small insignificant dictator wannabe!R.I.P.juju.

      Robert - 2012-03-01 13:21

      It must irritate these Youth League black racists SO MUCH that a white man lead the disciplinary panel !!! LMAO !!!

      Mike - 2012-03-01 13:22

      I'll rather watch the SA cricket!! The Proteas as least play a fair game!!

      Tammy - 2012-03-01 13:42

      and guess who is paying for all the security ...

      Jacques - 2012-03-01 13:47

      @Robert. Is that realy neccasary

      E=MC2 - 2012-03-01 13:52

      @ Jacques - absolutely! & i think you mean "really necessary"... just saying

      Wesley - 2012-03-01 14:50

      Where is the like Button on this article!?

      Matanje - 2012-03-01 16:17

      No, Bobby! It is not about yo "white racist" (Hannekom). Rather is about a man supposedly of African Boer stock toady enough2turn himself in2a tool of Nguni-tribalistic JZ. D think if Malema were Zulu or Xhosa your "white racist" would hav had the twosome marbles to go about with his "disciplinary" way he has so shoddily done with Sello? Ah but Malema is (alongside Ndebele, Boer, Swazi, Sotho, Tswana, Tsonga, Coloured and San) of the ethnic groups marginalized since the ANC's Zulu-Tembu-ngunification of the 1960s (or even as early as the 1940s when Xhosaman X-uma/Z-uma infiltrated the Movement)! Your "White Racist" Hanekom, Mr Robert, must privately go&ask dmajority of right-thinking Afrikaners what Malema symbolizes. And since Afrikaners are probably dmost knowledgeable native African ethnicity (where it concerns continental African history) they hopefully will teach D.H. a thing or two about African history&destiny, something that your boot-licking "White Racist" has never learnt even with his many years he apparently spent in exile trying to study &understand Pixley ka Isaka Seme's ANC through, unfortunately, the outlook of the pro-Eastern-Cape tribalistic Nelson Mandela... &here I mean the Tribal Mandela Who Is The Legacy-Thief from a Pixley ka Isaka Seme who was anti- all types of racism and tribalism inclusive of Zuma's current tribalism against Pedi-speaking Malema!!

  • Shanelle - 2012-03-01 13:16

    Does anybody have any other news? Pretty please?

      Moss - 2012-03-01 13:43

      Ohh shanie, but you clicked to read the article? or it was inthe absence of your logic

      Tammy - 2012-03-01 13:43

      it might rain today - LOL

      Shanelle - 2012-03-01 13:54

      Actually, Putin The "Alphadog" - I didn't read it and that's the truth. "Cops watch Malema'a hometown", I think sums it up. Just reading the name Malema makes me feel lethargic;)

      Shanelle - 2012-03-01 13:54

      Thanks Tammy:)

  • Robert - 2012-03-01 13:17

    I love that so many locals came out to challenge the so called supporters of Fat Boy. Nice to see how many people think Malema is an idiot !!! He doesn't have as much support as he thinks...

      Marion - 2012-03-01 14:04

      @Robert - Agree. Considering that Seshego is his hometown and there are probably between 120 and 150 thousand residents, his support base definitely does not seem to be very large.

      Thato - 2012-03-01 14:46

      The locals who are opposing Malema are black Robert and in your earlier comment you talk about racists. Why do we always have to drag in race where it's not even necessary? The reason why it takes us forever as a nation to find solution to problems similar to these is because we take our eyes off the goal post and start reminding each other how different our skin colour is. The issue of Mr Malema is about corruption, dictatorship etc. Finding a solution to this requires no reminders of how black I am or how white you are. Really now fellow South Africans....enough already!

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  • marnusmnorval - 2012-03-01 13:22

    When someone is getting raped or murdered.. The police is never there. But oh no if Malema needs them they are always there..

      Mike - 2012-03-01 13:26

      They only "watching"! Don't worry, they won't do anything!

      Thato - 2012-03-01 14:55

      Oh, I thought the police were there as a result of violence between the two opposing groups. Now that you mention they are there because Malema needs them makes me realise I must have missed some news. Where was that reported?

  • Mashudu - 2012-03-01 13:26

    NEWS 24 What we now want to Read is the latest regarding Corruption Investigation against Malema. We are tired of Reading Malema's Expelled news!

      Robert - 2012-03-01 13:28

      That's coming. Why do you think the ANC want as much distance as possible away from Malema. Julius is going to be prosecuted and will spend time in jail, where he belongs. Then he's be able to fight in his first real struggle, struggling to get freedom from his jail cell.

  • Den - 2012-03-01 13:40

    reminds me of that song burn hollywood burn, just add malema

  • Nigel - 2012-03-01 13:49

    Private security company, probably armed with automatic weapons. Its ironical that he is being attacked by his own people from his own province, maybe they know the lier\thief for what he really is.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-03-01 13:51

    BYE JUJU! You're officially a has-been! awesome news

  • Brett - 2012-03-01 13:53

    They should converge on his real house. The 16 million rand mansion in Sandton.

      Robert - 2012-03-01 13:59

      Complete with S&M dungeon

  • Thami - 2012-03-01 13:59

    Finally, but is it too late? Now phase two starts, whats will happen to his assests?

      Mikkel - 2012-03-01 15:07

      I was thinking the same.

  • Vegi - 2012-03-01 14:06

    Let me give a little but deserved lecture to all rightwingers and their lackeys: Malema is expelled but is still a member of the ANC and President of the ANCYL until he has exhausted all the legal remedies available to him. Firstly he can appeal to the NDPA against the outrageous sanction. The NDPA has only confirmed the verdict but not the sanction. The sanction is still open to challenge. This process can take up to five months or more, and Malema will still have his full powers and rights until then. Secondly, it the NDPA confirms the sanction, Malema can appeal to the NEC. This will be another process which will take its time. Thirdly, if the NEC refuses to upset the verdict and the sanction, Malema can then appeal to the Mangaung Conference in December. Until then he is still member of the ANC and President of the ANCYL. Fouthly, if the Mangaung conference does not overturn the verdict and the sanction, he can approach the High Court. The High Court process can take five (5) years as has happened with Mr Zuma. If he does not succeed in the High Court he can approach the Appeal Court which may further delay the matter for another three (3) years. If the the Appeal Couth still does not overturn the verdict and sanction he can approach the Constituional Court on the grounds that his rights have been violated by the ANC and prior tribunals. So I hope that after this lecture any rightwinger worth his salt will stop rejoicing prematurely.

      Brett - 2012-03-01 14:09

      Spoken like a true blindfolded ANC sheep.

      Stlouis Heidtmann - 2012-03-01 15:01

      tula man corruption party (anc) will never really get rid of there loud mouth idiot son who else are to test the country limits to ignorant ideas and leadership and and vegie you the racist bruv

      Mikkel - 2012-03-01 15:08

      #"Vegetable" - Not sure if you're trolling or just plain stupid of maybe both?

      Thuli - 2012-03-01 15:23

      WoW! Vegi guy, you sound like a real cleva fellow, just like this Malema guy. But this so called 'lecture' of yours is in all the media and frankly we're not interested in it. Why don't you help Malema start afresh and open a new political party, clearly with all this"support", "ideas" and "intellect" you will succeed. I promise to give you my vote - seriously.

      Nicki - 2012-03-01 15:43

      .......... by which stage JuJu will be behind bars anyway!

      Khutso Rele Mokgosi - 2012-03-02 09:55

      Vegi he went from being suspended for 5 years to being expelled. that should already tell you a lot. just accept it, his future in the anc is very bleak.

  • Andre - 2012-03-01 14:16

    Why do the cops want to watch. Let them be. There are far more important crimes to police!

  • Anthony - 2012-03-01 14:30

    AGG Shame Give him another Chance

  • amanda - 2012-03-01 14:33

    After that lecture from Vrot Vege does that mean we are now going to have to endure 7 more long insufferable years listening to this crap going on????

  • amanda - 2012-03-01 14:38

    Sorry make that 8 more years of suffering for the Country.

  • Chris - 2012-03-01 14:45

    Who is this "dictator"? It cannot be real, there is no word for "dictator" in Pedi. Eish...

  • william - 2012-03-01 14:52

    Is it a bird, is it a plane,? no it's that fuccccccccccMALEMA!!!!!!

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