Malema: Zuma a divisive leader

2012-09-18 15:30

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema lashed out at President Jacob Zuma, calling him a "divisive leader" who is "too old".

Malema was speaking at a media conference in Sandton after police had banned him from entering Wonderkop Stadium where he was to speak to disgruntled mineworkers.

He said Zuma had militarised police "like all dictators" when he took office.

"Jacob Zuma is a liability to South Africa and the ANC.

"Like all dictators, he only concentrates on his village Nkandla."

‘Zuma believes in conspiracies’

He said Zuma was only interested in his family, and would plunge the country into a "deeper crisis".

"It's not about a person who sings beautifully and dances nicely," said Malema.

"Zuma is highly compromised... he has got no capacity... maybe in cultural activities..."

Zuma was a "divisive leader who believed in conspiracies".

"He is also too old. He must rest. He is getting older by the day."

Malema also claimed that police threatened to kill him at Wonderkop Stadium.

"Police threatened to isolate us and kill us," Malema told journalists.

"They pushed us out against our will... even though we were invited there to speak."

Police stopped Malema at the gates of the stadium, where striking miners had gathered to be briefed on developments about their wage demands.

‘We will never lead violence’

After a lengthy discussion with police, Malema drove off, escorted by about 10 police vans.

A police helicopter circled above, while police on foot patrol ran to points of entry at the stadium to stop Malema if he returned.

Malema said after the August 16 shooting, where 34 striking miners were killed, police and civilians carrying weapons should have been disarmed.

He asked why soldiers had been sent to Marikana when there was "no need" for them.

"We are not a rebellious group... We will never lead violence. We will lead a political onslaught against political thugs."

Malema said he did not want to take the lead through a violent coup; "we will do it through political means".

Imminent arrest

He also said he was never involved in any corrupt activities and had nothing to hide.

"I have nothing to hide... I only have my convictions. Nothing will stop me from fighting for economic freedom, not even my death... We are unshaken."

He said reports about his imminent arrest were not surprising.

Reports from earlier on Tuesday stated that the Hawks, who were investigating the former ANCYL leader for corruption, were set to arrest Malema.

He had it "on good authority" that there were instructions "to get rid of some [of] us... The defence minister signed our death warrants".

Referring to Malema, Zuma told Parliament last week that action would be taken against those suspected of inciting violence.

"It is also some people of some description who are going there to instigate miners to operate in a particular way," Zuma said at the time.

"It cannot be accepted. And therefore we are looking into that; we are going to be acting very soon."
Prior to this, Malema told striking miners at Gold Fields near Carletonville not to return to work until their demands were met.

He also called for a national strike to take place once a week, every month.

Workers at Lonmin's Marikana mine downed tools last month, demanding a R12 500 wage increase.

  • danie.strydom.7 - 2012-09-18 15:37

    Who cares? Self governance in Africa will deliver the African countries back in the hands of colonialists. Carry on D**K

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-09-18 16:06

      That picture of Malema looks like he's pushing a fart.

      mark.schulz.796 - 2012-09-18 16:43

      It's the face he makes when taking Jub Jub from behind.

      brian.korobele - 2012-09-18 16:54

      @Charles Dumbwin LOL talking from expirience I hope u are not teaching your children those games.....

      brandon.mccutcheon.56 - 2012-09-19 05:46

      Looks like he is trying to say "for f### sakes guys, listen to me!"

  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-09-18 15:38

    Shame Juj if you weren't such a spoilt brat you might have had friends to play with.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-18 15:38

    Hey look a fat fight...sorry, I meant cat fight.

  • ckiddo - 2012-09-18 15:40

    FFS... Get a life you sad F@#$%

  • wouldntit.benice.1 - 2012-09-18 15:40

    What about JZ vs JuJu in a fight to the death?

      michael.i.wright - 2012-09-18 15:46

      Celebrity deathmatch, SA edition?

      paul.harms - 2012-09-18 16:00

      In a pond full of crocodiles?

  • KReddy - 2012-09-18 15:42

    Guys get the popcorn, the free show moved up a notch. Let's give it a name \Implosion of Luthuli House\. Any suggestions?

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-09-18 15:43

    It hurts when you find out you just don't matter!

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-18 15:44

    And you are no leader, not even a follower, and too F@ckin stupid.

  • bullardx - 2012-09-18 15:47

    lokl........ds iz some FUNNY ish..couldnt stop laughin after readin da headlin/nevermind reading.lokl

  • thando.ramncwana - 2012-09-18 15:48

    I wonder if cde Mbalula (your handler) was given a top ministerial post initially, would you be uttering such!?

  • osmaseko - 2012-09-18 15:48

    News24 is recycling news mxm

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-09-18 15:49

    When they stop you broer check other door we will support u

      desertratbkf - 2012-09-19 08:29

      What are you talking about you halfwit? Again I say. Its is so obvious that the education system which, cANCer has destroyed, has failed DISMALLY! Your illiterate troll!

  • Dalisu Brian Khanyile - 2012-09-18 15:49

    juju wht is freedom

  • mdandrease - 2012-09-18 15:49

    Ao shame juju man

  • cyril.laubscher - 2012-09-18 15:50

    What kind of leader must be young? Was madiba too old? I think not, you will never lead this country so please go back to winnie.

      paul.harms - 2012-09-18 15:58

      even Winnie wont have him

  • Teuneman - 2012-09-18 15:54

    But his God, Robert Mugabe is not too old?

  • bullardx - 2012-09-18 15:55

    "Jacob Zuma,juju calling him a "divisive leader" who is "too old". >>LOKL ...LOKL My Gosh.. never laughed so hard by juju like ds. lol..

  • mehluleli.majajini - 2012-09-18 15:55

    I heard Malema saying "...that fat cop wanted to drag me". Each one see another comrade in terms of features. Heh heh heh!!!!!! One brave cop should have played state of automatism and shot the eleph....

      Surprice Ballowise - 2012-09-18 16:03

      Malema is doing nothing but to speak for the people who cant be heard

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-09-18 17:09

      Suprice he is throwing fuel on the fire to try to stay out of jail. Finish and klaar

  • schalk.mattheys - 2012-09-18 15:59

    Mr Blobby has a chronic case of verbal diarrhea, it just won't stop...

  • Theo Ferreira - 2012-09-18 16:02

    So, does this mean Zuma and his cabinet are bloody agents? When he said "I will go to war for Zuma" in 2008, was he lying and self-serving or ignorant about Zuma's true nature? Of those two, which is worse? Lol.... What happened to the media blackout on Malema reporting? Seems nothing changed. Oh well, Garfield, Peanuts, Madam & Eve now still have their direct competition.

  • wackidmaledu - 2012-09-18 16:08

    Dammit i hve to admit the country was kinda boring with juju quet.....((dead((

  • paul.harms - 2012-09-18 16:09

    Has anyone else been able to rob him of his "IDIOT OF THE WEEK" title in the last 100 months?

  • altusvanzyl - 2012-09-18 16:11

    Okay so..\r\n\r\n1. Julius says Zuma is too old. Isn't he the old one, I'm mean he backs a youth league come one!!\r\n\r\n2. Why was the army deployed? Isn't that Apartheid tactics?? In the Western Cape poor children are dying due to gang violence.\r\n\r\n3. They will not use violence? Yeah right look at what the ANCYL did in the Cape flats. You can't find one robot working.\r\n\r\nJulius and Zuma, ANC, you are one big mess! Tsek

  • Sakhiwo - 2012-09-18 16:12

    It's really difficult to fight battles alone

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-18 16:13

    this thug has endeless verbal diarhea

  • richard.sloman.5 - 2012-09-18 16:17

    Whats that story about pots and kettles? What an EEEEDYOT!

  • machuene.jaqueline - 2012-09-18 16:18

    he he he shower vs juju cant wait

  • herman.mosima - 2012-09-18 16:20

    He took part during the later years of the struggle. When Chris was been burried, he was one of the youngest carrying a gun ready for action. he will be in parliament after the next general elections. Call us uneducated as you like but our votes are educated.

      Tim Elliott - 2012-09-18 16:25

      Educated votes?How does your mind work?Einstein said it perfectly..if you keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different result you are insane.Go figure!

      Tobie Vd Vyver - 2012-09-18 16:25

      Oh please, only stupid people can still vote for the anc after they failed to do what they said and it's 18 years later! Wake up and smell the coffee - oops, there is no coffee cause there is no power!!!!!

      Jaap - 2012-09-18 16:40

      It's a shame to win elections only with numbers and no intellect to back it up. You are correct you can and will only win and "rule" with multiplication. Unconscious incompetence is dangerous!

      martin.melzer.988 - 2012-09-18 16:49

      If your vote was educated, your country would be peaceful and prosperous.

      don.naidoo.79 - 2012-09-18 23:57


      denise.herbst.5 - 2012-09-19 12:39

      Herman Most of the struggle heros would be turning in their graves if they could see the stuff up the ANC has made in the last 10 years!!! They did not struggle so that fat cat politicians could line their pockets at the expense of the masses!

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-18 16:21

    Slowly we will sell out to the Chinese and when we look again they will be our new masters. They will bring lots of cheap labor from china and they will send all the people back to the tribal homelands. They will rule with an iron fist and anyone who steps out of line will be wacked. They will be much better cause at least they're not white.

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-18 16:22

    Why on earth did anyone from the media pitch up to listen to this thieving,conniving anarchist?Plea to HAWKS...please arrest this idiot so that he can finally be exposed in a court of law for the fraud that he undoubtedly is.

  • matieu.tzouves - 2012-09-18 16:24

    Methinks this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black???

      gerry.gee.39 - 2012-09-18 16:37

      Why bring race into this? ;)

      matieu.tzouves - 2012-09-18 16:44

      gerry.gee.39, read the definition of my statement in Wikipedia: "The phrase "The pot calling the kettle black" is an idiom used to claim that a person is guilty of the very thing of which they accuse another". Nothing racist about this comment is there? So stop bringing the racist card every time you read a comment with the word "black" in it, fool.

      gerry.gee.39 - 2012-09-18 16:52

      Matieu Tsoggos. See the wink at end of my comment??? It means tongue in cheek. FOOL.

  • richard.g.schafer - 2012-09-18 16:26

    Dear Juju, you learnt from your leader and now you want to perfect. God, I cannot understand this stupidity no more

  • muzi.myeni - 2012-09-18 16:27

    What else can Juju do except talking? Crap that is.

  • muzi.myeni - 2012-09-18 16:28

    What else can Juju do except talking? Crap that is.

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-18 16:40

      He can go rot in jail

      eradingoana - 2012-09-18 16:58

      He is unemployed and entertainment is his career

  • DrGonzoSA - 2012-09-18 16:31

    So he now wants workers to strike once a week for a month? Last week it was 5 days a week. Seems his demands are slipping as they aren't being met. In fact nothing he "promised" to workers last week is going to happen. Hopefully they will realise that everything this idiot says is nothing but bluster and treat him with the disdain that he deserves

  • martin.melzer.988 - 2012-09-18 16:31

    This guy must be the king of mindless, counter-intuitive, illogical, verbal farting.

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-09-18 18:23

      Counter-revolutionary Lol

  • firstseed.mbeva - 2012-09-18 16:36

    JZ may be divisive covertly but Juju is the direct opposite

  • Michael - 2012-09-18 16:43

    Al this are atempts to request people sympathy, he is so afraid of jail, not a chance my boy, we will allow the law to take its course and if you are gulty you will gat 15 yesrs, no favours for fraud related cases in SA. Ask Selebi.

  • eradingoana - 2012-09-18 16:45

    The Media is really getting high sales if it interviews Malema talking about Zuma which I believe most of us we are tired of his insults. Maybe to minimize these insults, SABC should invite both to an opened Debate surely where Zuma could get answers of all these insults. If he does not want the Debate, then it would be a daily verbal insults from the Limpopo Young Man whom he groomed.

  • Tom van Niekerk - 2012-09-18 17:02


  • dmcmr.dhai - 2012-09-18 17:05

    can somebody shut this fool up....yoh///////

  • dentamokhabz - 2012-09-18 17:13

    malema n zuma both should just normal members of the anc. You are two illiterate people who can't lead. The Anc will be better of without you. Even if you come back Malema hope you don't get any position.

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-09-18 17:14

    Form your own party man,leave ANC alone they owe you nothing,

      Johnson - 2012-09-19 07:11

      Eric - I agree with you 100% - lets see how much support he has - perhaps a bit more than Cope who is dead like last years old fish - it smells like that when it comes from his mouth

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-18 17:29

    Never before in history has an expelled leader commanded so much attention. The media can't function without him. Will we ever forget Malema???

  • rofhiwa.ronald.1 - 2012-09-18 17:41

    Mr president u were out of order by giving a mandate 2 the police 2 block malema not 2 enter the stadium ,were as the miners r willing 2b addressed by him. On democratic country anyone has a rights 2 exercise his /her rights with no judgment or any limit from oppressors.I understand the point of malema being calling u a dictator .ur reactions towards him has shown a principles of dictatorship:::ONE:::

  • LekkePerd - 2012-09-18 17:46

    F. OFF Fat ass

  • bernardandrew.ndlovu - 2012-09-18 18:18

    Don't talk just arrest him

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-09-18 18:21

    hey wena Zuma cant stand Malena

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-09-18 18:56

    ZUMA, if u wan't to fight MALEMA u'll loose all ur teeth...

  • gavin.milburn - 2012-09-18 19:24

    Underestimate Malema at your peril ! He is a very dangerous individual...if given half a chance, he still has the support of millions of students.....never forget that Adolf Hitler started exactly the same way !!!! Be careful HISTORY ALWAYS REPEATS ITSELF .....