Malema arrives at Joburg protest

2012-03-07 11:30

Johannesburg - Embattled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema joined anti-tolling protesters as they marched to the Gauteng premier's office in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

With Malema's arrival the crowd, which stretched back six blocks, was injected with additional energy.

Marshals could not contain the protesters, spilling from Rissik Street on to De Korte, who rushed towards him chanting his nickname, "Juju, Juju".

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi was also given a hero's welcome. After meeting with the protesters, Malema left in a black Mercedes.

As the protest got underway earlier, shops on Rissik Street closed their doors.

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  • Ettienne - 2012-03-07 11:35

    Wonder how long before he needs a lift....

      David - 2012-03-07 11:53

      Lift? After 2km..LOL. then he might need a big Mac.

      Moss - 2012-03-07 11:58

      Hahaha, "how big is Malema's c**k" Sean please try something funny!!

      RSole - 2012-03-07 12:02

      Normally cockroaches scurry for the dark when the lights are turned on, but nor old Fatso, he seems to be the only one to run in to the spotlight when turned on.

      theO rAcLe - 2012-03-07 12:37

      He already gone, left in a black Merc....

      Poloyatonki - 2012-03-07 12:55

      Malema is the guy we all needed in this march...

      John - 2012-03-07 13:31

      How long they still going to refer to him as 'Youth League Presedent'?

  • Penny - 2012-03-07 11:38

    Why is Malema trying to get media coverage from Cosatu's march?

      Lyndatjie - 2012-03-07 12:14

      Busy canvassing for his next job.... Head of Cosatu...

      Poloyatonki - 2012-03-07 12:55

      With Malema involved the march will be taken serious by those who makes decisions, remember they fear him.

      Morama - 2012-03-07 13:14

      Malema went individually bit because the likes of you and news 24 adores him,you then report and comment about your future president!!!

      Garth - 2012-03-07 13:23

      @poloyatonki - in the immortal words of a relative of yours, Donkey from Shrek: `Hah, ha, hah, ha, hah, ha, ha, ha, ah you crack me up!'

  • Mzamo - 2012-03-07 11:42

    He didn't pitch up for his sentence ye he comes for the "support" at the march........ They said he doesn't wanna leave his grandmother's hous because of threats.....He is bluffing the public!!

      Penny - 2012-03-07 11:45

      HAHA, was thinking EXACTLY the same thing. Maybe he heard there'd be free Nando's at the march

      roberta.keeling - 2012-03-07 12:42

      Or Johnny Walker Black Label?

      Garth - 2012-03-07 13:26

      Fatboy would not deign to spit into JW black, it is below his eminent status as an anc thief. It is JW Blue, or single malt, or French cognac, but never nothing!

  • pdilapiso - 2012-03-07 11:43

    @ Penny are being paranoid about Malema!!!he is the preacher of the truth!!!the truth you & fellow friends dont want to hear!!

      Penny - 2012-03-07 11:46

      No, he's a troublemaker. Africa and the world has no room for troublemakers in the year 2012 and beyond. Malema's militant ideas are old and outdated. He must dissappear with his troop after being expelled

      Victoria - 2012-03-07 12:06

      @pdilapiso, like someone else said, Malema is just the South African version of Hitler. You have a brain and free will, however whether you choose to use those two luxuries only you can decide. Malema breeds hate and we have so much hate already in this country we dont still need a martyr for that cause. Try for once to think for yourself instead of following the masses

      roberta.keeling - 2012-03-07 12:45

      Malema is a loud mouthed uneducated ignoramus, who unfortunately has the art of story telling to such a fine point that peasant believe him. Can't wait for the day the SARS people and others nail him for his corruption and rraudelent practice, so that hopefully we won;t hear his name mentioned again for a long time.

      Barry - 2012-03-07 12:49

      Did he have that stupid hat on?

  • Elle-Black - 2012-03-07 11:43

    His presence will dicredit this nolbe cause.

      Garth - 2012-03-07 13:27

      There is nothing `noble' about wasting 8,2 billion rands on reaffirming the stupidity of the south african voting public.

      Lorraine - 2012-03-07 13:40

      I agree. He should have stayed at home. Cosatu is slowly opening the eyes of many ANC supporters, Showing them that the government is NOT behind them, therefor Malema (even though expelled) should not pretend to be part of anything noble, or to care about the rights of South Africans.

  • jamesbond - 2012-03-07 11:48

    He is like a bad cold. cant get rid of it.n Why does he not jump into his range rover and f**k of back to seshego where he is wanted.

      brianmacza - 2012-03-07 12:07

      Last I knew they didn't want him there either

  • Mesulie Vince' Ntombela - 2012-03-07 11:52

    lol I really don't like this guy hey but you've gotta admit...He is public figure nw...he has influence

      Marion - 2012-03-07 12:11

      Wonder how the marchers against labour brokers reconcile their cause with JM driving a black mercedes. Oh, I forgot, the poor like their leaders to enjoy excessive lifestyles.

      Gary - 2012-03-07 12:36

      @Marion, "Mr Vuvuzela" ...still can't get over that one....hahaha!

      Annalene - 2012-03-07 13:12

      he will not have a problem with support, there are enough idiots like him in this country.

  • guyt1 - 2012-03-07 12:02

    OMG im sick of this tosser

  • Brett - 2012-03-07 12:10

    He left in a Merc to go back to the comfort of his R16 mill mansion. And yet they still support him! Im not sure if it is funny or sad. A bit of both I suppose.

  • Nyiko Ngobeni - 2012-03-07 12:10

    Sadly and truthfully, the man draws crowds and there's nothing me n u can do about it. So better get used to it!

      Marz Smith - 2012-03-07 12:15

      he never drew this crowd. He is just using the oppertunist taking advantage of the strike organized by CUSATO

  • sakhikhaya.dlala - 2012-03-07 12:12

    He is suffering from ADD (Attention Deficiency Disease)

  • Sinudeity - 2012-03-07 12:12

    And the same people who say that the media gives julius too much airtime is here commenting on an article about him...

  • Marion - 2012-03-07 12:13

    On twitter they reporting that JuJu says there are 150 000 marching. If he's talking about Joburg CBD he is probably just proving that he can't do accurate head count.

  • Michael Beukes - 2012-03-07 12:14

    SAY NO TO E-TOLL!!! We have the right to say no! Stop milking us for our hard earned money!

  • Pat Bopilo - 2012-03-07 12:22

    Malema and news twenty 4. Keep us busy neh

      Thamsanqa D't Mahlangu - 2012-03-07 12:25

      lol a lot.....

  • Moyo - 2012-03-07 12:31

    SA is sitting on a time bomb, the issue of inequality needs to be addressed. Malema is doing what most politicians do not want to do, which is talk about the real issues. Malema does not have a solution but if business people and the government talk about the issues of mines and land re-distribution they will come up with a solution that will reduce inequality. SA is not the 1st to have such problems, we should learn from other countries. The risk of high inequality is social unrest followed by a populist government like what happened in Argentina when the Perons took over. Malema is not stupid, businesses that control the media want it to look like that but he talks about real issues that everyone whould talk about.

  • jannie.beirowski - 2012-03-07 12:39

    He did not march, just arrived to get attention and then left in a big Mercedes. I wish the reporters would stop reporting on him. He only has the strength given him by the papers. Stop reporting on his actions and he will lose all strength!

  • Gregory Schultz - 2012-03-07 12:40

    Strikes are stupid people loose money they never get back the economy is in a disaster state still we go on strike we going down. Strike are not the way i came to work..

      Pharaoh Malope - 2012-03-07 17:17

      Strikes are the way I was able to be accepted at previously 'white' university, got into the career I planned to take.

  • Nthati Mokhehle - 2012-03-07 12:42

    Is Julius Malema such a big threat that u can't support him even if he's fighting for a course u agree with?? This is crazy. I'm not a Terblanche fan bt if he was to rise from the dead and ride in on his horse to support the march I would be 100% behind it that hard for South Africans to support each other?? Besides that, the guy is jst practising his democratic right as a citizen, I don't see why it should be viewed as something sinister!!! Get a grip SA!!

      Kelly Ann Boulter - 2012-03-07 13:13

      I don't like the oke but hey, well done juju for standing on right side! For a change!

      Morama - 2012-03-07 13:18

      Thank's Nthati....the problem her is obsession!!!

      Nthati Mokhehle - 2012-03-07 13:38

      Crazy, sick, twisted obsession. Makes u wonder, if he's really off the mark and as dumb as everyone here likes saying he is, why does he make u so uncomfortable then, even when he's on ur side??? U guys are scared of him, why is that if he's dumb and there's no truth to the stuff he says?? He should be easy to ignore, not so?

  • roberta.keeling - 2012-03-07 12:46

    "Malema arrives at Joburg protest" Who cares, for goodness sake. He who marches in a Merc! He's a laugh a minute.

      Zamumzi Misto Ngubo - 2012-03-07 13:21

      We care he is our President and you enter no where whether he marches on a tractor, bicycle or whatever its non of your business or maybe you don't like it when you see a black man driving a mercedes benz.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 13:35

      Zamumzi is clearly brainwashed. If he was all about helping the poor, he should've bought 32 homes for the poor instead of one luxury mansion for himself. Ignorance is bliss. It must be the white mans fault.

  • gerald.jacob1 - 2012-03-07 13:26

    When will this Moron understand that he is not needed at any of these rallies, when will he understand that he has been kicked out of the ANC. Typical as youth leader, you did not do any constructive for the youth, but want to get tangled in matters that you know nothing about, so maybe you looking for the inside track on the company that will be managing the toll roads, Get lost you Moron......

  • Michael Kleber - 2012-03-07 13:28

    they should march down the N1 and remove all the gantries ,

  • Nigel - 2012-03-07 13:28

    hamba wena, you are not relevant anymore

  • Bahle Mathe - 2012-03-07 13:47

    I really hate hypocrites like Malema who uses a plight of those in need for Personal gain. But we need to face the fact that when he shows up the un/enployed youth and the poor are cheering. Question is why? Are they stupid to follow such a dumass? No, Ministers , parliamentarians and business executives drive fancy cars, live Hollywood lifestyles but they never appeal to them like Malema does. As long as he adresses issues that affect their economic freedom, they will cheer no matter what everyone thinks of Juju. Many unemployed youth believe in Malema U can think they are stupid but with their vote of cofidence whether he belongs to a Party or not. STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT MALEMA

      Nigel - 2012-03-07 14:22

      yes, but he drives a fancy car & now is building a R 16 m house, he is just as bad as the ministers & govt officials driving fancy cars, only difference is that he is using the poor to further his own agenda.

      Bahle Mathe - 2012-03-07 14:36

      U can thumbs down all U want but I said it! STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT MALEMA and address the issue of inequality in this country. Its no secrete that majority of the poor are Black, a massive number of unemployed youth are black. Do they care much about what ministers business people say? That's a big NO. Do they listen to Malema? A Big yes. Why? They are hungry, they are desperate and Malema says we Were robbed let's take back what belongs to us. They don't realy care about his life style or whether U think they are stupid for doing so but whenever he speaks they will listen.

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-03-07 14:27

    COSATU must not allow juju boy into it's fold.He is an opportunist.To save our country from impending disaster,COSATU must remain apolitical and terminate it's alliance with the anc or any other political party.Please no violence, damaging or looting during the protest.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-03-07 14:37

      He is, indeed, an opportunist. "economic freedom" will mean nothing to the people when the cost of living stays high and the only people cashing in is the businessmen.

  • ian.d.samson - 2012-03-07 15:03

    Why does News24 continue to use the spurious title of ANC Youth League LEADER when he has been booted from the party? This is really bad journalism! He's nothing now, so treat him as such. NOTHING! Just an ordinary citizen like everyone else.

      Pharaoh Malope - 2012-03-07 17:06

      IanD, you are not updated. Juju is still the ANCYL leader, get your facts straight before correcting journalist or other people. You are exposing your information-starved mind here! Lol

  • Maliganpa - 2012-03-08 10:37

    the media have the right to cover anyone whom they feel will help them sell their stories to the public. Juju is now the fast selling brand and if he fades the press and its white capitalists will be hard hit in the another man's meat is another's poison

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