Malema a troublemaker - survey

2012-09-19 14:30

Johannesburg - More than a half of young South Africans surveyed think expelled ANCYL leader Julius Malema was making trouble by addressing striking miners, Consumer insights company Pondering Panda said on Wednesday.

"Although the majority thought Malema was a troublemaker, 39% said they supported him getting involved with the miners at Marikana and 8% felt unable to express an opinion," Pondering Panda said in a statement.

The survey was conducted with 3 727 respondents aged 15 to 34 across the country.

Based on the survey results, it was clear Malema did not have the support of the majority of South African youth, Pondering Panda spokesperson Shirley Wakefield said.

The survey revealed that 62% of respondents believed Malema was just trying to make a name for himself, compared to 34% who felt he cared more about poor people than government did.

"What the youth really want to see is more government action in strikes of this nature," Wakefield said.

When asked about government's efforts to solve the problems at Marikana, 87% of respondents said they thought government should be doing more.

"This should be a wake-up call for government to take decisive action far sooner when similar situations arise," she said.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-09-19 14:47

    It took a survey to come up with this?

      leon.coe.5 - 2012-09-19 15:07

      Rocket science. have you not heared about it. Amazing..........Only in Africa.

      Kyle - 2012-09-20 11:50

      THis is bad news.

      alf.pop - 2012-09-21 19:40

      Nexttime it will be a commission of enquiry!

  • sue.robertson.9083 - 2012-09-19 14:48

    Well done to the youth. They are the future leaders of this country. Give them a chance SA to finish their education and hopefully take us into the future with some hope.

  • attie.mostert.9 - 2012-09-19 14:54

    And you needed a survey to confirm this lol

  • george.slade.161 - 2012-09-19 14:55

    Is the earth Flat ?? Perhaps we need a Poll ?? Anyone who can say Fatboy is NOT a troublemaker is Clearly Insane or themselves a troublemaker . In ANC new Buzzword --A Disingenious question".

  • piet.boerie - 2012-09-19 14:56

    Who pays for the survey. Dammit any one can make that up. He is very popular and has struck a note with the 3/4 of the country who are still poor 20 years later with a majority government who has total political control with a mandate to represent them. Tlak about having power to change. He is a populist but he has some good points. If we have produced 40% percent of all gold and platinum and one of the leading producers of base metals and coal let alone the diamonds. So where does, as in white rule and now, do all the Billions of profit goes? I do wish he would be more vocal on the real killer, corruption. R70billion worth of corruption. Makes the miners profits look small.

      whites.mustunite - 2012-09-19 15:04

      Do you have any idea how many billions in tax these mining companies have paid? Rather ask where has the R675 OOO OOO OOO gone that the ANC have stolen since 1994.

  • Badger - 2012-09-19 14:57

    "You Think ???"

  • wackidmaledu - 2012-09-19 15:00

    realy now?? every1 tryna make a name for them self's now??..

  • kuvha.tshilamatanda - 2012-09-19 15:07

    i dont think malema makes troubles i think those who exploit people and enslave them makes troubles,i still feel shocked about such survey and i think is a propaganda!

      JManAtheoi - 2012-09-19 15:13


      pitso.paul.1 - 2012-09-20 16:01

      If we can surround our debate around his(Malema) comments regarding the Marikana strike,one will say he still remain the true ANC member who sells the ideas of ANC and canvass for them in the next election as well as saying JZ should be re elected into same position in Dec in Mangaung.But he must also address the corruption which has negatively impacted on the service delivery and affecting those South african who should enjoy the benefits of its economy.He has highlighted those issue that he claims that they indicate the weakness of JZ(dictatorship,Corruption and self -enrichment),My take is as long as MP and Government ministers dont declare their wealth and SARS revise its VAT collection strategy people will remain poor while others get rich.The rich people in SA are benefiting from tax havens and lack of application of policies and rules by corrupt individuals in the government and public system.The issue of skill and level education remains the challenge in SA we are rated 141 below Lesotho and Zimbwabwe to make simple example(with our neighbours who had challenge of instable economy and politics).

  • JManAtheoi - 2012-09-19 15:12

    "trouble maker" is not what i would use to describe Malema...

      pitso.paul.1 - 2012-09-20 15:50

      Hi JM I am totally into your view regarding Malema and the attached definition of trouble making.I have not noticed any impact to whatever he has suggested or said should happen in South Africa.He does not even shake the ANc or the leadership of JZ within the party.It will be unfair to be defined as trouble maker while his tactics are not working at all.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-09-19 15:13

    We all know that Malema is a trouble maker, he is living up to our great Madiba, Mandela whose name actually means 'trouble maker'..... It is clear that many don't like Malema, (most of the time) but South Africa needs him, as he keeps those useless fat cat ANC/Alliance 'pooophaaalllls' in some kind of line. His got government dancing for a change, while the rest of us just sits and complains, he actually gets out there and rattles some cages........ for that I thank him....purely because most South Africans have just become to cowardly to do so themselves. I fear for South Africa if Malema ever reached his goal of President, The ANC cronies are crapping their brooks, because if he did they will all be sorted out without question for their years of corruption.......yes by the one who they claim to be corrupt as well. Even though I fear the results of Malema's take over if that ever happened what I fear even more is the continues stuff up which is the present ANC/Alliance Ruling freaking Party. The useless old fat cats, who talk from their podiums and actually believe the nonsense that they spue forth from their mouths, treating their electorate like children, selling out the workers and citizens of South Africa with their constant corruption, theft and absolute inability to get anything right except line their own pockets. The ANC is a disgrace to the nation. Viva Malema (for now)

  • mduduzi.nkosi.311 - 2012-09-19 15:18


  • damonsb - 2012-09-19 15:19

    poor youth ...

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-09-19 15:29

    i realy don't take anything serious about what white people say , they forgot to say they conducted dat survey around whites who are known to be president MALEMA's ememies.

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-19 15:32

      Yes you right there only 39 percent of whites don't think he is a trouble maker. You idiot!!!!!!!! Your comment makes us all know you are a Malema supporter. No brian and filled with hate.

      Sharon - 2012-09-19 15:51

      Maybe white people have the intelligence to know that he is a moron and that he is only doing this to try and be important. Why didn't he care about miner and/or soldier last year?

      Ritz40 - 2012-09-19 16:39

      White men didn't come with women. What does that mean??

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-19 19:05

      I'm going to stoop to your level now johnny boy. You are a tit..

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-09-20 02:32

      You are wrong. I worked at one of those institutions for a while. They go strictly according to demograpgics. I must add here, it was very interesting to see how peoples' opinions changed over time, specificly black people. The anc is definitely not as popular today as it was a few years ago.

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-09-20 02:43

      john.morovonyovo - actually you are a little brainwashed by your malema. The white men didn't take our women, because they weren't in the Cape, they were north, far far away. They took the imported slave women, and most of them weren't black. They weren't allowed to touch the Khoi ppl, they were punished by death if they did. Your response is worrying, you put us black ppl that want a good South Africa in a bad light. Your kind will eventually disappear as time goes by and education becomes the norm. Good luck though with that hatred you're living with.

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-20 07:40

      Cheers Dan I feel the same as you about white racists. The good news is they a dying breed. When people realise we are all south african and we are all entitled to live here SA will be a great place.

  • asivhanga - 2012-09-19 15:32

    Where was the survey conducted..? Sandton?

      alex.marshall.944023 - 2012-09-19 19:22

      Wait, doesn't Malema live in Sandton?

  • Caiphus Molatelo Mahlaka - 2012-09-19 15:35

    Julius would soon be your president,He got balls of steal unlike many of you armchair critics who only have sponge balls!you bloody agents

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-19 15:38

      You right he has got the balls to steal. Steal tax money steal tender money steal the show steal steal steal. He is the best at it

      Sharon - 2012-09-19 15:53

      "would soon be your president" and "steal". Did you two go to the same woodwork school?

      pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-19 15:55

      Hahaha"steal" fatal error; lol, so funny!

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-19 16:03

      Funny how the peanut gallery shuts up hahaha. Steal indeed

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-20 00:44

      Ooops! Freudian slip, much?

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-09-20 02:47

      ha man, Mahlaka...better to hv kept quiet...shame man

  • july.radebe - 2012-09-19 15:40

    This survey sucks. It was conducted by people who anti_malema, people will tell what you want to hear according to your facial expression when asking your silly questions.

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-20 00:45

      These polls are conducted by phone.

  • john.morovonyovo - 2012-09-19 15:44

    this statistic are not true reflection of South African youth.

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-20 00:46

      And how do you know this?

  • Eliza.bethB100 - 2012-09-19 15:45

    We really did not need a survey to tell us the majority youth says malema is a trouble maker.. this is common sense..

  • dmkize - 2012-09-19 15:46

    Which survey? in which regin? yes news24 thought so he's trouble maker ja! but the goverment done nothing for the Mines they needed more support after after all what happen in front of their eyes seing their people being killed,if they were White they will be offered concelling but blacks get even more blammed cuz they expect us to work for nothing becouse of our colour and education ,I'm so Proud of my brothers for Fighting this one..Viva mzabalazo viva.

  • Sharon - 2012-09-19 15:47

    If the media didn't follow him 24 hours a day and report every stupid word he said, he might give it a rest. All we ever see on TV is his pathetic attempts to get noticed, every statement he makes and so on. Somebody pointed out the other day that he is not an office bearer, does not represent any organisation, is unemployed and uneducated. Why do the media take notice of him? Nobody with an IQ above 30 does. I am so sick of his fat ugly face, and his insane ranting and raving about the "economic revolution".

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-20 00:47

      He's a politician. It's called doing his job properly if he's on the front pages every day.

  • harry.kgote - 2012-09-19 15:47

    im suprised abt de way stats are conducted in sa. malema is rite if your leaving in rustenburg cz people are not benefiting from this mines only certain people do.we don't have economical freedom in this mines and again dey are using our land for production but we dn't get anything from them,the poor will die poor!im not one of those young people counted!

      nhlahla.sibiya.796 - 2012-09-19 16:46

      Malema is out in the cold and is trying to make a come back,trouble is he is fighting zuma,the guy who has been there,done short he is facing an uphill battle and only manguag will prove for him,that he is young and immatured

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-09-20 02:58

      harry, you must go see what economic freedom is. You already hv it. It means that you can hv an education and then you are free to go and apply for any job you want. You are free to create your own destiny, free to follow your own dreams. All it takes is hard work, loyalty, honesty and a good attitude. Nobody, no company, can give you economic freedom, YOU MUST EARN IT. I wish my ppl can understand this and stop believing the lies and propaganda from the ruling party. If you keep believing them, you WILL stay poor. There is no short cuts, sorry, not in the real world.

  • gneralle.edon - 2012-09-19 15:48

    3 727 of racist turds,take a look around jerk azz the millions love juju

      Conrad Janse van Rensburg - 2012-09-19 16:12

      So anyone not agreeing with the uneducated fat one is racist?

  • neo.motsepe - 2012-09-19 16:03

    Only South African capitalists [black and white] would be experiencing nightmares, and the naïve working class paid by these capitalists. He [Malema] created the Zuma problem, now he's on to fix it. Give him a break.

  • ivan.goodman.77 - 2012-09-19 16:19

    Who did he make the trouble for the miners or the mine worker?\Miners killed\,mine owner less profit\???

  • ivan.goodman.77 - 2012-09-19 16:20

    Who did he make the trouble for the miners or the mine workers?\Miners killed\,mine owners less profits\???

  • Bfoq.Za - 2012-09-19 16:23

    They actually needed a survey for this? I could've told them mahala! For free...

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-20 00:49

      But you'd give only one person's opinion. That's why we have surveys. *facepalm*

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-09-19 16:24

    disagree, malema is not a troublemaker, reason being all troublemakers are clever, malema is stupid, confusion-maker, his mind and head not in good standing at all, loose screws lying somewhere

      joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-19 16:40

      You're from KZN anyway,

  • Shonisani - 2012-09-19 16:28

    That survey has been done with Zuma at Nkandla and the people soround that area not with young south african

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-09-19 16:36

    Wonder what would have happened if it was a white person carrying on like this. Is the government scared to take steps to stop him because this is a form of treason. The Hawks and SARS should step up there investigation like they did for people who owed the state taxes and how he managed to live the life of a rich person who does not work.

      Bra Tebzaah Sibilanga - 2012-09-19 17:15

      You've got Steve Hofmeyer.Now we are even.

  • lindiwe.malindismogwaneng - 2012-09-19 16:43

    This survey was done by Zuma I am sure and not in SA, infact why the news focus on Malema only ? Is he the only politician? I am sure you get rewarded to write news about him.

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-20 00:53

      Are you uninterested about Malema? If so, why are you commenting on him here?

  • jeffrey.mnisi - 2012-09-19 16:44

    very bias, what a bias survey. When asked about government's efforts to solve the problems at Marikana, 87% of respondents said they thought government should be doing more. In a sense government did nothing but incited killings

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-20 01:03

      It's ridiculously easy to say "the government should do more". The follow-up question is much harder: "What should the government do?" If you deprive workers of their freedom to unionise and to strike, who is to blame if our workplaces soon resemble the brutal, smoky, dangerous, dark satanic mills of the industrial revolution in England in the early 19th century. Sixteen hour workdays. No sick-leave, no paid holiday-leave, no tea-breaks, starvation wages forcing young children to leave school and go to work at age 10 to help pay the bills.

  • eradingoana - 2012-09-19 16:46

    Every group of individuals addressed by Malema are like his victims because he does not do what he say they should do. He influence them and stay back to watch them suffering the consequences of being misled by him. He says miners should strike five days every month in a no-work-no-pay situation and he would be in Sandton enjoying the money which is just flowing in without sweating for it. Sometimes our people seem to be brainwashed when they listen to him because nobody else can advise them thereafter.

      gneralle.edon - 2012-09-19 17:14

      Marikana mine workers got 22% if u haven't heard the news yet

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-20 01:04

      Rather like a general in an army --- stays safely behind the lines in his office, making plans, as he sends the foot-soldiers into the front line to be killed?

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-09-20 03:10

      eradingoana - we are speaking the same language! Yes you are correct. What can malema do for these people, nothing. I don't understand why they keep inviting him to listen to their problems, or has he offered to pay the shortfall of their salaries?

  • khathutshelo.muafrica - 2012-09-19 17:13

    Obviously da survey was conducted in western cape cities

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-20 01:05

      You know this how?

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-09-20 03:16

      Khathutshelo, I see you are a bit disappointed by the results. I feel that the little education our children are getting, is paying off. We need peace, prosperity and harmony...and the children want it too!

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-09-19 17:14

    survey done by zuma's people,i am not convinced by the survey,did the survey include that govt kill its own people?

  • celeste.delange1 - 2012-09-19 17:16

    For once I agree!! He is a trouble maker, a drama queen, a thief and a lazy, unemployable child!

  • Mbavhalelo - 2012-09-19 18:01

    I love president julias and de kinds of troubles he make, soon white capitalist tendencies will de thing of de past, well done combrade julias 4 encouraging marikana black workers 2 hold on 2 der demands, it yielded some fruits n nw we can send our kids 2 school with a little bit of ease. Julias is de black man's hero who is enforcing de ideals dat de mighty steve biko whom dey killed in cold blood lived 4

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-09-20 03:22

      Without those "capitalist tendencies" they would hv had no job, no "fruits" and no school 4 da kids.

      Jaap - 2012-09-20 16:47

      Mbavhalelo, what have you achieved in the past 18 years? that is besides BEE, affirmative action that allowed you to take what you did not work for and do not appreciate. Without BEE and affirmative action you would still have been down on life's chain. Look at Bafana, Bafana, no BEE or affirmative action there! it must be humiliating to recognise failure and admit it!

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-09-19 19:18

    Survey my foot, it is just a matter of how this young was SOCIALIZED! Simple

  • lenox.ntlantsana - 2012-09-19 21:13

    Survey my foot, it is just a matter of how this young was SOCIALIZED! Simple

      dan.ledwaba.5 - 2012-09-20 03:36

      Are you not happy that the youth prefer peace and harmony over militant/violent/disruptive behaviour? I see how the youth is changing, well in the city at least. They don't want to be part of malemas' army. They want to create their own destiny, chace their own dreams and to live the only life they have.

  • sanzasonny - 2012-09-20 09:40

    The moron thinks he owns and defines the SA political landscape. He is so stupid he forgets that Limpopo people do not support his and Mathale's stomach politics of theft, greed and manipulation. Limpopo does not support him and his thieving brigade. He is wasting his time going around insulting president Zuma. Moron go to school or trek to your father Mugabe.

      vhutshilo.rakhumba - 2012-09-21 00:57

      we do support him you dog

  • tngulube3 - 2012-09-20 10:06

    News24 we need to get hold of Mr Malema can you help us from ratail sector.

  • ntombomzi.speelman - 2012-09-20 14:50

    Julius is the future leader he will fight for the have nots without fear or favour.He did his mistakes but he is the true liberator.i wish the haves can exchange their positions with the have nots just for three months.then reality will done and their capitalist philosophy will be questioned by themselves. Z Bonga

      lehlohonolo.g.magwaza - 2012-09-20 15:18

      who would have voted him there,seeing dat its a minority dat supports him

  • siyaphi.dlambili.masilela - 2012-09-20 16:26

    Pomdering Panda must simply do research on the ground roots across the country, else some of us will choose not to recognise the survey.

  • bafana.malaza.5 - 2012-09-20 17:08

    Survey confirms whites are racists. A recent survey released by the institute of peace and justice has confirmed that white south africans, especially afrikaners are predisposed to racial tendencies and continue to regard black people as inferior, subhuman and prone to corruption. the study also reveals that a majority of white south africans believe that black people deserve to be poor aas they are less inteligent thatn them. the study was conducted among 8370 adult males and females between the ages of 23 and 55.

      dewaldmarais - 2012-09-21 12:38

      You only have to read the news to know that black people are racist and do commit corruption, no survey required. There are white, black, purple, brown, light tan and yellow racists all over the world with serious chips on their shoulders - no question. But you also get people of all races and backgrounds who do not mind arbitrary things such as skin colour....myself included. But you young man care why too much about skin colour it seems; You have had 20 years (1992) to move forward - start moving or stay behind basking alone in your negativity.

  • bow.hunter.1884 - 2012-09-20 18:41

    The survey proved that 39% of our youth are idiots

  • mbambo.shi - 2012-09-21 08:28

    Whoever did the survey, had alot of banned substances in his/her system and is definitely not an African man. These survey are unfounded and were driven by intense hatred.

  • Kalimowakene - 2012-09-22 15:28

    JUJU is so important that you are even going on undertaking surveys for him.....its ok we know your agenda

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