Malema: SA a banana republic

2012-09-12 15:55

Johannesburg - South Africa is a "banana republic" that does not follow the rule of law, expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema said on Wednesday.

"No one is above the law, not the military, not the presidency, and not Parliament. Every court decision must be respected," Malema told about 60 soldiers in civilian dress at the Lenasia Recreation Centre, south of Johannesburg.

"We must respect the courts, but the leadership of this banana republic disrespects the courts."

He said government had not followed court orders in three instances.

It did not provide the Democratic Alliance the evidence in the case against President Jacob Zuma, had not delivered textbooks, and was not re-instating 1 100 soldiers put on special leave for marching at the Union Buildings in 2009.

The country's confidence in its leadership needed to be rebuilt.

"Your Commander-in-Chief [Zuma] is engaged in other things. You are a lesser priority. All of us are a lesser priority," Malema said.

"I don't know what is a priority to him, maybe getting married every year. He specialises on that one. Maybe that is what is going right for him.

"Here, children don't have books, people in hospitals don't have the necessary machines, they don't have roads or clean water."

Malema repeated an earlier accusation that Zuma was a dictator.

"These are the symptoms of dictatorship, a political principle in the form of a president becoming more rich and rich, and those that he is leading becoming more poorer and poorer."

Malema led the crowd in an alternative version of dubula ibhunu [shoot the boer] called "kiss the boer" before pointing his index finger to the sky.

After addressing the soldiers, Malema tweeted: "Defence Minister & Mr Zuma can remove the SANDF on high-alert now. We are finished with the mtng and there is no mutiny & no coup de tat."

Not surprised

Earlier, the SA National Defence Union (Sandu) said it was not surprising that soldiers invited Malema to listen to their concerns.

"Commander-in-Chief [President Jacob Zuma] has not lifted a finger to address [the] dire situation of soldiers, nor even taken the time to visit their bases... to listen to their problems, concerns and frustrations," said Sandu national secretary JG Greef.

In August 2009, more than 1 000 soldiers defied a military and court order and embarked on a wage protest at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The department of defence accused the soldiers of failing to obey orders, and failing to dissociate themselves from a violent protest and mutiny.

Last week, the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the department and internal disciplinary proceedings began. Greef said the situation of soldiers had deteriorated since then.

"It is little wonder therefore that some soldiers would rather trust Mr Malema to at least listen to their concerns, rather than trust their own Commander in Chief, the President."

The situation within the military required decisive leadership, he said.

  • tuco.angeleyes - 2012-09-12 15:58

    And guess who the chief banana is? No brainer there, its U malema

      tin.can.501598 - 2012-09-12 16:00

      Bwahahaha a comment like this by Ju Ju the banana brain himself !

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-09-12 16:01

      Hey Juju, how about you following the rule of law and not sign "Kill the boer" anymore? Was that not also a court order that you decided to ignore?

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-12 16:01

      The banana has spoken!

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-12 16:03

      No man, he is just appeeling the courts. Even though he is not that appealing.

      procold2 - 2012-09-12 16:05

      who write the drivel you speak? now go and sit on the banana juju

      kala.bafazi - 2012-09-12 16:10

      He has alienated white people, farmers, the president, cosatu, sadtu, the church, mine owners, parliament, government, the anc, mbeki, educated people, banks, the courts... Its going to start getting very lonely for him soon.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-12 16:14

      And Malema is one of the bananas.

      tinotenda.panashe - 2012-09-12 16:14

      Getting married every year..hahahahaa...Malema! How can you talk like that! At least you have kept news24 readers occupied! They love you despite what they say or write about you; that is a fact!

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-09-12 16:19

      You are spot on, this is a Banana country. If this had to be any other country then you would have been "IN LOVING MEMORY" by now. This leaders don't now how to SHUT you. In the olden days it would have costed them 40 cents to shut you, you IDIOT

      chris.steytler.1 - 2012-09-12 16:24

      Dismiss him as stupid at your own peril, every move he makes is very well calculated. /not a JM supporter btw...

      zukile.marcus - 2012-09-12 16:26

      if the sodiers invite him, if the miners invite him, if the masses follow him if the media is also following him; and you wana be commentators read every single detail about him. I asked myself does he really have a banana brain, is he a nobody lessinformed idiot as people call him with such words? I conclude that those who comment and label him with all sorts of animal names are the ones who are idiots, who have banana brains

      tinotenda.panashe - 2012-09-12 16:36

      Well said and put Zukile

      ivan.frantz.3 - 2012-09-12 16:42

      Stop giving this clown media exposure, The more he gets exposure ,the more he will rant and rave ! Seems to me that he has some brothers in the media . . .

      Willie - 2012-09-12 16:43

      The most violent element in our society is IGNORANCE. We need to educate our people to remove this element

      edward.patterson.923 - 2012-09-12 16:46

      There is an old truth in psychology. We a person criticizes something, the thing he criticizes is usually the thing that he is guilty of. Sorry for ending in a preposition. Julius is one of the great law breakers in SA, he is guilty of corruption, he would like to dictator, and he does little for the poor other than use them for his own purposes. I think they call this the pot calling the kettle black. - 2012-09-12 17:06

      60 Soldiers.... ha ha ha. What a huge following. I had more people at my bithday party last year!!!

      matla.motso - 2012-09-12 17:26

      @ivan.Franz.3 Idiot! You're doing no different yourself by commenting.

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-09-12 17:30

      He is the biggest BANANA ever...

      henryian73 - 2012-09-12 21:52

      Helen Zille warned us all 3 years ago to 'STOP ZUMA' but Malema said lets 'KILL FOR ZUMA' so he now the last one to complain. Truth is its never been about the poor for Malema but only about his own back pocket and power.

      freddy.vandermerwe.7 - 2012-09-13 15:41

      Wrong he is the Ape chowing up the banannas!

      merven.halo - 2012-09-14 10:27

      "No one is above the law, " OMG, the irony!!

      boeretroos.redakteur - 2012-09-14 10:58

      Mal- ema has ads

  • raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-12 16:00

    Pot meet kettle.

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-12 17:36


      patrick.buckley.712 - 2012-09-13 10:10

      Things are really going "pear shaped" in this "banana republic"! To the mindless, Malema is the "apple of their eye". Ag, maybe it's just "sour grapes" on my part.

      kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-13 11:33

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  • Seducect - 2012-09-12 16:01

    I will die for Zuma...ROFL!

      kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-13 06:41

      Zuma will die for I.. There is 2 ways about it after all...lmao !

      merven.halo - 2012-09-13 10:22

      "I will die for Zuma.." Maybe he must put his money where his mouth is.

  • jrheeder - 2012-09-12 16:02

    The Pope and Julias are on the stage in the Vatican in front of a huge crowd. The Pope leans towards Julias and says " do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make this huge crowd go wild with joy ? This will not be a momentary display, like that of your followers, but go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day and rejoice !! Julias says, no ways. with only one little wave of your hand. No. Show me !! So the Pope gave him a moerse klap.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-12 16:04


      tin.can.501598 - 2012-09-12 16:08

      Q. What's the difference between Julius Malema and a government bond? A. The bond will eventually mature.

      shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-12 16:23

      @ tin: ROFLMFAO ----- Good one

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-12 17:51

      Malema and Floyd were in the Free state and came across a farm where they stopped and started to drink some of the water from a dam. The Farmer came by and shouted 'Haai! Julle moet nie van daardie water drink nie! Dis vol dodelike gif!' Malema at his best shouted at the farmer: 'You shall not speak to me with that Boer language of yours! I am Julius Malema and you shall speak to me in a language I understand!' The farmer shouted back: 'I said, for more efficiency use boaf hands!!'

      tin.can.501598 - 2012-09-12 20:11

      Q: What do Malema & Tiger Woods have in common? A: They are both trying to screw everybody!

      aristar.aristary - 2012-09-13 08:18

      Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting. Well, for example, the other day, Jeanie my wife and I went into town and visited a shop. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. We went up to him and I said, 'Come on, man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?' He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him an a--hole . He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn-out tires. So Bev called him a s--t head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing more tickets. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Just then our bus arrived, and we got on it and went home. We weren't too concerned about the vehicle's owner because of the sticker on the back window "I support Julius Malema". We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired. It's important at our age.

  • TheDifference - 2012-09-12 16:02

    Wow, rich calling Zuma a dictator! One thing i will give Malema is that he sure does know how to spin BS to the right people! Contradiction is his maiden, but unfortuantely the people hes spinning it to cant or wont see it. It aggrevates me that this man is given a stage to preach from? Who is he, an expelled Youth Leage person, which makes him...just another person...but here we are.

      lucky.mpoza - 2012-09-13 11:09

      why are you saying @TheQuotient? Why are you people like this? Why do you always think that the masses are stupid? Is it because you know that they are uneducated that you always insult their intelligence? What if they start to say 'we are not educated because of apartheid' what are you going to say? that they are shifting the blame to whites? i tell you, anyone who says this about the masses is no different from malema, zuma and the whole anc. you all undermine the people. damn you!

  • christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-12 16:02

    I cannot believe the audacity of this man. I suppose it does not apply to him though. My dear heavens, talking about the pot calling the kettle black!!

      demi.davidson.18 - 2012-09-12 16:43

      Oh its easy to believe anything he says. His mother kept the afterbirth and threw away the placenta.

  • long.tom.509 - 2012-09-12 16:02

    I am starting to warm to this big bannana!

      penny.stone.589 - 2012-09-12 16:32

      I like fried banana, with bacon and eggs. A grilled tomato goes down well too :D

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-12 16:03

    For once I actually agree with him...

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-12 16:15

      What he says is true - but the irony of the matter is that he himself sits right on top of the banana republic. He does every single thing he bitches about, himself!

      neo.motsepe - 2012-09-12 16:20

      I fail to understand why so many people are against Malema while they are not doing anything about the state of the country themselves. Whether he's scoring political points or endangering the nation, he's doing something about it, right or wrong way.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-12 16:30

      Why now? He knows Zooomer is corrupt and should've been sitting in jail long ago, but he was willing to 'kill for Zooomer'. It's very convenient for the Fat Boy to start chirping now because things aren't going his way.

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-12 16:40

      Irene, this man turns the way the wind blows. He has as little regard for the poor as most of the policians. If you the the book by Orson Wells - Animal Farm - you will see the scary resemblance in the book which was written after the 2nd world war, to what is going on in the country. Its all about power, not a grain of regard for the poor.

      aviviers1 - 2012-09-12 17:22

      Animal Farm George Orwell published in England on 17 August 1945

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-12 18:36

      Thank you for correction on the author AV - my bad, but still the same..

  • KwenawaCozmodola - 2012-09-12 16:04

    Malema you always have sumthn 2 say neh? yoh its kinda irritating now

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-09-12 16:04

    The Biggest Banana is Juju, but he is not the ripest Banana in the bunch.

      aristar.aristary - 2012-09-13 08:20

      Politicians are like a bunch of bananas. They are yellow, they all hang together and there is not a straight one among 'em.

  • frederikrudolph.vandyk - 2012-09-12 16:04

    Court decisions to be respected? Coming from the man who defies the court-order against "Dubula ibhunu" !!

  • mack.myburgh - 2012-09-12 16:04

    and you are living proof of it !

  • julius.hond - 2012-09-12 16:05

    we are prepared to take up arms and die for zuma.....

  • rdupreez - 2012-09-12 16:06


      rdupreez - 2012-09-12 17:50

      I couldn't agree more! It is as if they want him to act the way he does...

  • bullardx - 2012-09-12 16:06

    You the biggest banana of mankind you f##kn idiot.

      millionwatts1 - 2012-09-12 16:09

      All you got was Banana in this whole thing. You must be a plantain.

      bullardx - 2012-09-12 16:15

      lol... its funny that you mention that cuz all i see after readin thisc Entire article is a bananaheaded freak...since imma a plantain i take it you somethin worse than me:p

      millionwatts1 - 2012-09-12 16:30

      You okes are scared of this guy.

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-09-12 16:07

    Bananamalema has lost his appeal.

      prashamuse - 2012-09-12 16:12

      where was malema in 2009 when the soldier were expel why now frm all along.because the anc fire him

  • ansie.b.badenhorst - 2012-09-12 16:11

    He must respect the fact that he has been expelled - BANANA!

      keith.f.murphy - 2012-09-12 16:30

      would you not like to hlod and play with his Banana you idiot

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-12 17:52

      Keith aka poepsak, go back to sleep or sober up.

  • edwin.cloete - 2012-09-12 16:11

    lol "face palm " wat n plank!

  • Babalo Mpande - 2012-09-12 16:12

    uyamangalisa,ubani ongawazi Umthetho? i guess Malema didnt get his Nan bottle or a dummy now He is crying over it using these uneducated miners to get back to His Dad The comander in chief,Bakithi sake savelelwa,when Zuma put that boy in his pocket

      Lynne.Kermit - 2012-09-13 08:13

      For sure

  • veldt66 - 2012-09-12 16:13

    Malema s news cycle tour is benefitting everyone who is ready to hear those secrets that we hve all along sought. Everything will come out, go on Juju. Malema knows all the wrong doings that other members ar inolved in.

  • - 2012-09-12 16:13

    I don't like Julias at all. I hate him. I hate how he instigates people and piss everyone off, I will also never like him. But even I must admit he has a point with the government becoming richer and richer.

  • mark.retief - 2012-09-12 16:14

    Malema is an insult to Mandela and all he stood for.

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-12 16:28

      U mean mandela who sold us(natives) 2 western foreigners?

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-13 07:12

      Maleme is an insult to nature and the theory of evolution.

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-12 16:14

    It's clear the idiot thinks he will be the next president. Only one problem: with 5% for woodwork, how will he ever assemble the cabinet?

      johan.kieser1 - 2012-09-12 18:54

      his cabinet would be so weird and screwed up, it would make anybody sick

  • lhenama - 2012-09-12 16:15

    Moer man die vark, who does he think he is jeerrrr!!!!!!!!!

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-12 16:24


      aristar.aristary - 2012-09-13 09:21

      He thinks he is JULIUS SELLO MALEMA but we know he is Jube Jube Mampara queen of the seety

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-09-12 16:15

    For once he is right as if we did follow the rule of the law he and Zuma would have been behind bars long ago.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-12 16:22

      Kobus your comment is so very correct BUT even after Fat Boy knew how corrupt Zooomer was he was still out there chanting how he'd kill for Zooomer. A lot of what he says is quite true but why has he kept his pie hole shut and only says something now that he's been expelled. An opportunist of note.

  • osmaseko - 2012-09-12 16:18

    You just gotta love this man, PMPL kwaaaaaaaaaa

  • Sewela Marcia Rapudubudu - 2012-09-12 16:19

    Speak out juju

  • cyril.laubscher - 2012-09-12 16:19

    I dont understand why he is being allowed to say anything, he is not in a political position anymore he should not have this much media attention its like feeding a troll

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-12 16:23

      Get used 2 it

  • mtlhavanirecksons - 2012-09-12 16:20

    look who is speaking!!

  • naza.nanda.noruka - 2012-09-12 16:20

    I bet if someone else, say a member of the official opposition party, had said what Julius said, word for word for that matter, you all would be singing that person's praises. But because it's Mr Malema here who said it, you shoot it down immediately. You need to learn to read beyond the headline.

      drishworth - 2012-09-12 16:28

      @Naza, what he says has a lot of credibility but the man himself doesn't so perhaps you should read between the lines. The words are coming out of the mouth of a man who himself is guilty of not respecting the decisions of the courts and enriching himself at the expense of others - it's because he's a hypocite that commentors are shooting him down.

      Tebz001 - 2012-09-12 16:28

      most comments agree with Juju..-government does not follow the rule of law,that's why Malema is not in jail by now!

      richard.howes.982 - 2012-09-12 16:37

      He's minipulating the masses .ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-12 17:54

      lwazi, then why do you keep voting for cANCer? How much longer is it going to take before you get it into your head that cANCer makes empty promises and only wants your vote? How long before you wisen up?

      gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-13 07:17

      Yes, because this is exactly the opposite of what he said not so long ago. What he said is true, but he said it only because he has to find a platform from which to promote himself, and if you look at the way he defied a court order in the past, you get the real measure of his character, or rather, lack thereof.

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-09-12 16:21

    For once, Malema is absolutely right. We don't follow the rule of law, and the prime example is the fact that this moron isn't behind bars already.

      khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-12 16:32

      Does he hv a pending sentence?

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-09-12 16:21

    It is indeed a 'banana state', that is why you are still out of prison yourself. Is it a banana state because you are no longer an ANCYL president? When has it started to be a banana state?

      tshivhombelaf - 2012-09-12 16:37

      I will never follow the footprints of an angry selfish boy.

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-09-12 17:44

      I like your level of reasoning tshivhombela, Julius is a two-faced bastard he once said he can kill for Zuma but few years on he's saying the opposite, during his reign as a ANCYL leader he was always labelling the DA as a racist party decorated by the image of the tea girls(lindiwe mazibuko) and tea boys(mmusi maimane) today he want the same party he used to call names such as racist,whites etc to get the evidence against Zuma because it suits him, Julius you can fool your myopic ignorant supporters not me fat boy.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-12 17:56

      Keith, give it a few more years and he'll be performing about Motlanthe and how he must go. These Yoof Leeks don't have a complete brain combined because what they want is just not achievable. Poor ignorant fools that follow them and lap up all the shyte spewed from Malema's mouth.

      tshivhombelaf - 2012-09-12 21:46

      Malema has just identified the knowledge gap amongst our people, he just wants power so that he can continue to influence the award of tenders to his friends in Limpopo. Not forgetting whiskies at R500 000/ half a million.

  • paulvernonza - 2012-09-12 16:22

    60 people in the meeting wow what a turn out !!!!

  • juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-09-12 16:22


  • shelley.vorster.9 - 2012-09-12 16:26

    you are the piesang JUJU

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-09-12 16:26

    What else do you have in the bag SANDU?

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-09-12 16:26

    Juius, stop using the poor in your fight with Zuma.

      ssegaetsho - 2012-09-12 18:16

      Should he rather use the rich?

  • lizwi.makala.3 - 2012-09-12 16:27

    Tell them JUJU,not now but later you will show them how to rule the country.

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-13 09:57

      @ Lizwi, just read a report that Zim is busy starving. You wanna go the same route? If so it's OK, but accept the responsibility and one day when your kids are hungry go tell them to eat your racism for breakfast

  • jack.blacking.56 - 2012-09-12 16:28


  • frigo.donnerweer - 2012-09-12 16:29

    Julius, you are the Banana-eater!

  • KReddy - 2012-09-12 16:29

    But he has a point.....what is JZ really doing for the people?

      maokeng.mankge - 2012-09-12 17:43

      He did nothing except sleeping around lyk a small boy.all he cares about is getting married 2 kids

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-12 18:40

      For that matter I cant remember what Julius did for the poor whilst pres of youth league except enrich himself and friends. And spout utter vile!!!What I cannot understand is the following he has despite his turncoat style>

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-12 16:31

    malema is the last dog to talk, everytime he opens his big stinking mouth, he becomes more stupid, more joke

  • heikii.kawaguchi - 2012-09-12 16:31

    Who does he think he is? Pointing errors to others when he is also full of guilt in many ways. This guy is looking for support to rule this country. Is he the one SA needs. If this guy is in power he will be another Fidel Castro, Roberto Mugabe or any other Nationalist from old times.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-12 17:58

      Themba ~ Anyone with half a brain cell knows!

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-12 18:42

      @themba It is obvious!

  • KB - 2012-09-12 16:33

    yes all the comments are true but look what it is already doing to our currency.Soon whatever gets imported such as crude oil will become more and more expensive as no one trusts SA to be able to overcome even one such as this Malema.

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-09-12 16:33

    continue leading the struggle of poor

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-13 10:01

      @irvin. He should've done something when he was YL leader, but instead he held a youth party costing R100 million. And this whilst he and his tenderpreneurs buddies were stealing from the people of Limpopo. If you still give your voice to this thieving egomaniac then you are what is wrong with South Africa Sis on you

  • tau.tawengwa - 2012-09-12 16:34

  • thulani.pityana - 2012-09-12 16:36

    Soldiers are governed by a different act which does not provide for soldiers to protest, Well?

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-09-12 16:36

    YOU the BIGGEST...befoon.....

  • demi.davidson.18 - 2012-09-12 16:36

    This turd has just realized that??? South African's have been aware of this for some years now. Update malema: the republic can't even afford bananas anymore. Go back to your tree.

  • peter.ridgway.71 - 2012-09-12 16:38

    if not malema, it wiil somebody else voicing the frustrations and desperation of the exploited masses