Malema 'is not sorry'

2012-02-19 09:16

Johannesburg - The prosecution in ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Julius Malema's mitigation hearing have argued that he should be expelled from the party, reported the Sunday Times.

The prosecution was reported to have stated on Thursday that Malema should be expelled from the ruling party because he had shown no remorse for his comments and actions.

Malema argued in mitigation that statements made leading to his suspension were not his personal views but that of the ANCYL's national executive committee (NEC), reported the newspaper.

On February 4, the ANC's appeals committee announced that attempts by Malema, league spokesperson Floyd Shivambu, and secretary general Sindiso Magaqa and three other ANCYL officials to have the guilty verdicts against them overturned had been dismissed.

They were found guilty in November last year of bringing the ANC into disrepute and of sowing division in the party.

This was after they made comments about regime change in Botswana, undermined Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba's authority, insulted a journalist, and compared President Jacob Zuma unfavourably to his predecessor Thabo Mbeki.

  • barry.mcbride - 2012-02-19 09:21

    Julius is going down!

      Sean - 2012-02-19 09:36

      That idiot thinks he is untouchable , like the rest of the Ancyl. They have know brains just arrogance !

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 09:44

      Expelled or not. It is actaully immaterial. Like it or not, the issues he raised is not going away with him. It will manifest itself again and the next person in charge of the legue will be more 'tackfull' in his approach.

      gauchet1 - 2012-02-19 09:47

      It is not what you are saying but how young LION. Yes we need to redress the past and we had more than a decade to do so but corruption et al happened.... Now you want to fast track something that cannot be fast tracked... Look at wish kom and sabc.....

      Polotic - 2012-02-19 09:47

      @Patrick - if you had been following political comment, you would have learned that Julius does not have that large a following. Now that he is destined for the wilderness, most of his followers will jump ship.

      Wouter - 2012-02-19 09:49

      How many levels of appeals is this moron going to have before it's set in stone? Gee whiz...

      Xavier7034 - 2012-02-19 09:58

      Malema and his entourage can be likened to the mythological Hydra, which had many heads with a serpent's body..........i.e. The primary head could never be destroyed by a weapon and if other heads were severed then two would grow back in its place. Hydra's breath had a stench that was capable of killing animal or human and it would emerge itself from the swamp and attack local villages and herds of cattle, devouring them with all of its heads. Is there something to be learned in this....the fact is, like it or not, Malema is not likely to go away, and there will always be something else to replace him....scary!

      Sganja - 2012-02-19 10:39

      You can't take the good man down.

      RA - 2012-02-19 10:58

      yawnnnn.. just forget about this loser, its over

      Ari - 2012-02-19 11:18

      @Sganja - It is indeed true that you can't take a good man down. But we are talking about Malema - he is neither a man nor can he be defined as good. So, who were you referring to, Sir?? In any event, being called a "good man" is a patronizing form of address to a man that was perfected by the British.

      John - 2012-02-19 11:30

      Malema needs to buy time till october 2012. As we all know that in December 2012 ANC it will elect those who will lead the party for the next four years. I doubt that Zuma will survive. Kgalema Motlanthe, Baleka Mbete, Gwede Mantashe and Thandi Modise. Watch those names for the incoming 2013. I fully agree with Marcell that expelling of Malema is immaterial. Juju as per words of Xavier7034 of mythological Hydra are absolutely correct. He's done his job. Heads of the hydra are already deployed within the party. People hate Juluis..but he is way not too stupid. Don't forget that certain group within ANC are behind him. I hope that im wrong...honestly.

      eric.vanvuuren - 2012-02-19 13:55

      I agree, his Zuma is much, much worse than Mbeki.

      Benmica - 2012-02-19 22:22

      He is going to jail....

  • Mike - 2012-02-19 09:21

    What is new?

  • Tokoloshe - 2012-02-19 09:22


  • Vusi - 2012-02-19 09:23

    The ANC doesn't know what to do with the Youth League. This whole saga just illustrates how clueless the ANC is when it comes to governing, taking decisions and the manner in which this Malema & Co saga is being handled certainly doesn't inspire confidence in the nation! Get your act together ANC, you are falling apart!

      Gerhard - 2012-02-19 09:31

      The ANC has struggled for 100 years now. What do you expect? Whatever they touch they struggle with.

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 09:33

      Besides, this Malema mess concerns us as a nation. The professional thing to do would have been to hold a press briefing and tell the nation how long it will take the ANC to announce their findings. Their actions paint a picture of cloak and dagger and that is certainly NOT how one runs a country!!!!!!

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 09:40

      I am absolutely outraged at the ANC this morning. Never before has this country had weaker leadership than at this present time. One has to be stupid not to see the complete mess being made on all fronts. Pravin Gordhan should be fired because he can't control the finances. Every single civil servant/government employee is allowed to raid the country's coffers. When will someone with half a brain start taking control of this mess??????? Our borders are open to the world to come here and abuse our infrastructure. Mozambique and every other useless mismanaged African state's residents are qualifying for grants. HOW MUCH MORE OF THIS AFRICAN GRAND THEFT DO THEY THINK THE TAX PAYER CAN ENDURE?

      Thabani - 2012-02-19 09:44

      Clearly you have no clue about due process. The ANC is neither a dictactorship nor runs kangaroo like processes based on whims and vendettas. If you knew anything about legal processes, you'd realise this is not out of the ordinary, but then again in blogs like these, properly reasoned out inputs are an exception rather than a norm, so one is not surprised at this display of ignorance.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 09:46

      @Vusi They will not be openly against what the legue is doing. They need them to stay in power.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 09:48

      Besides, he is only getting stick because he went against zoomer. If he didn't do that he would still be shouting hid hatred because that is what the anc wants from it's yl.

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 09:54

      @Thabani. I think you should leave the word ignorance out of your comments. If ever there was an ignorant government, it is ours! Do you want me to start making a list of clueless people running this country? Why don't I start at Pravin Gordhan that doesn't have a clue how to manage the finances??????? R25.4 Billion stolen in one tax year?

      Vuyo - 2012-02-19 10:07

      I believe that this malema thing may actually be a way of diverting our attention from the real issues , which is the failures of the current government. Remember it's ANC election year , and zuma wants to hold onto power . he knows that the youth league played a pivotal role in removing mbeki , so they can remove him too .

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 10:13

      @Vuyo. I agree. I so miss the days of President Mbeki. He was such a solid man that gave us all a feeling of prestige. We were proud to be South Africans. What we have now in seat, is nothing but a shameful political brothel!

      Thabani - 2012-02-19 10:24

      Oh Gosh these anti ANC tirades and hysterics are becoming something of a bore now.

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 10:31

      @Thabani. Go cry on the Youth League blog about how bored you are at the outrage of concerned citizens about the future of our country. You will find many mindless sheep there to share your sentiments. The clueless that sit around in the sun waiting for a mine to be nationalised, of course with all the due processes in place!

      Andrew - 2012-02-19 11:27

      Vusi, I agree the ANC does not know what to do about the ANCYL, therefore all the procrastination in dealing with this matter. Thabani, due process is one thing but overdue process is the worrisome part, for as long as these so called youth are allowed to badmouth all and sundry no progress will be made. Presently the country is facing massive unemployment and as long as we do not have investments from outside sources we will never succeed in overcoming poverty. With utterances of the ANCYL of nationalization and land grabs no one will dare to invest.

      Ina - 2012-02-19 11:33

      Once again, yours is a voice of reason and balance, Vusi. And on top of every other failing Malema has, he is a coward hiding behind the NEC for utterances he made.

      AyGeewils - 2012-02-19 11:47

      Stick to your guns Vusi - or need I say that? Your comments are the catalyst we need for pragmatic change in this country. When the informed generations in our land begin to 'over-influence' the historical hold of ignorance and tribal coercion - we will have the momentum and integrity to turn this mess around. But magalomaniacs like malema have to be stopped at all costs.

      johannes.p.bezuidenhout1 - 2012-02-19 11:51

      Oh Vusi, I am so happy that you called a spade a spade. The truth my brother!! The ANC is a joke. The should leave for some other party to come up with new jokes. Brrr! politicians, useless and time and money consumers or shall I say thieves?

  • Comrade - 2012-02-19 09:25

    Throw him off a bridge!!!

      spartanx93 - 2012-02-19 10:16

      Necklacing would be more worth it:)

  • Larry - 2012-02-19 09:27

    Malema is not sorry? Neither am I. Bye Bye Juju.

      Sganja - 2012-02-19 10:39

      Haha, you are funny

  • Kim - 2012-02-19 09:27

    Take it like a man Julius as there is worse to come. Your fraud and corruption investigation is knocking on your door.

      Trevor - 2012-02-19 11:32

      LMAO...Julius....a Man...when did he go through puberty? That must be why you have thumbs down, the "Boy" is still not a "Man".

  • Adam - 2012-02-19 09:28

    The person voted out will be asked to leave the tribal council immediately....So sorry, the immunity idol was found by Shabby and has been used already.

  • AyGeewils - 2012-02-19 09:28

    Remorse is the result of conscience - malema is devoid of this.

      Bob - 2012-02-19 10:01

      Well said, Sir..!

  • ISO - 2012-02-19 09:36

    That would be the appropriate thing to do, ANC. Please proceed!

  • Piet - 2012-02-19 09:37

    Dictators can not show remorse, get rid of them fast

  • Vegi - 2012-02-19 09:38

    How is the rubbish written in this article new. This is mere regurgitation of previous news. This is pure exploitation of Mr Malema. Everytime News24's revenues are shrinking, they activate their cash cow, the Malema name. This type of behaviour makes the introduction of the Media Tribunal more urgent.

      Sharon - 2012-02-19 09:43

      tut tut, Vegi - did you forget to take your tablet again this morning?

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 09:47

      Vegi forget Malema and the media exploiting him. Pass me the Kleenex so I can sob with you about that. Our problems are far more serious than Malema. Malema has merely highlighted our weak leadership. Imagine if some hooligan crawling out of some bush in Limpoopoo can come along and cause this kind of chaos, what weaklings we have in power that can't take control and have allowed this to become the circus it has. Unprofessional behaviour from the mother body! This is not the way a government should govern!

      Trevor - 2012-02-19 11:40

      Now Peter play nice,if your vocab only extends to swearing and passing racist comments then my Boy....carry on, no point arguing with an idiot. @Vegi-Really....really??....Julius is all about rehashing racist outbursts, when last has this boy come up with something new...when last has he had ANY positive effect on SA as a whole...never...he just rants on and on and on about white this, black this...colonial this...he sounds like old BOB Hitler...if you going to back someone, back a winner, not a bitter boy who has the intelligence of a plank.

      Peter Makgolane - 2012-02-19 11:51

      Bushes is what you don't shave and covered in that trouser. If you have a tendency of undermining people from Limpopo, you can go out!!

      Sharon - 2012-02-19 12:54

      @ Vusi - Peter said don't come here with that white tendency, I say Vusi for president!!!! You will definitely bring sanity to our goverment!

      Makatikamusona - 2012-02-19 14:36

      @Vusi -I don't know if your comment was meant to be a joke or what? And if that is the case I don't think you will make it as far as dinner table of your house. You see problem comes when you start generalizing, some of us come from Limpopo too. Do you imply that we worst than animal as they now live in parks. Do you want to make this a tribalism thing? And you wonder why reconciliation among black and white is dragging. Please never assume you are better than all of us, you are only human brother.

      Juan - 2012-02-19 16:49

      LOL! Peter are you a troll?? You can't be serious lol.

      Danny - 2012-02-20 16:23

      Maybe Malema has a royalty thing going with News24 to receive something for every time his name is mentioned. I'm sure that's probably how he can top up his R20k pm salary to be able to afford the R16mil house?

  • tmokheseng1 - 2012-02-19 09:41

    Current ANC leadership owes Malema and they find it difficulty to expel him.this case will go up and down.

  • Graham - 2012-02-19 09:47

    Zuma and the ANC create this monster. He was saying everything that they wanted to but couldn’t. How many times were they on the same podium and not rebuke him during or after his ranting’s. Now they are scared he has too much support. They know without absolute unity they are screwed. They constantly have to patch up alliance because they will do anything to retain 2/3 majority.

  • Tokoloshe - 2012-02-19 09:47

    “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.” ? Nelson Mandela

      Gaynor Folgore - 2012-02-19 10:12

      My opinion is that nelson mandela is a terrorist. No matter who the other "side" is to put bombs anywhere to kill innocent people who may be for or against your cause is still a terrorist in my eyes

      Tokoloshe - 2012-02-19 10:47

      @Gaynore: To the oppressed the freedom fighter is a hero, to the west and white man he is a terrorist. Do you think apartheid would have simply vanished, if there was no armed struggle. Blacks, coloureds, indians and whites participated in the armed struggle, something today's comrades tend to forget.

      s4turnz - 2012-02-19 10:48

      @ Gaynor, fortunately for the rest of us mere mortals your opinion counts for nothing.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 11:12

      @Gaynor That is why I like the USA. They don't negotiate with terro's.

      Tokoloshe - 2012-02-19 12:07

      @Gaynor and those that share her views: So Vorster, Botha and their foot soldiers did not kill a single civilian and we were all living in paradise prior to our democracy. The USA is also guilty of terrorism, but once again, it is impossible for some to comprehend.

      Gaynor Folgore - 2012-02-19 12:45

      I believe that all things come to an end eg the roman empire british empire etc. The country was bankrupt at the time due to sanctions so yes I do think an armed struggle wasn't necessary but hey only in africa

      Tokoloshe - 2012-02-19 13:13

      @Gaynor: Peace

      Nonku Butelezi - 2012-02-19 14:46

      Those were different times, tough times. You might argue that Nelson Mandela was a terrorist but the Apartheid government called Steve Biko a terrorist. He wasn't a member of a political party and his weapon was his mouth & intelligence & they killed him. We could argue this all day, the 'terrorists' only used weapons after 1950s, it had to be fight fire with fire.

  • Lavida Koekemoer - 2012-02-19 09:48

    Long live Malelma...

      Sganja - 2012-02-19 10:40

      Long live

      spartanx93 - 2012-02-19 10:43

      in the cr@pper :P

      Juan - 2012-02-19 16:50

      Long live malema in jail

  • Vuyo - 2012-02-19 09:52

    Why expel him and not strip him of his powers instead. Is there a hidden agenda maybe . This seems to be about revenge instead and will backfire as others will want their opponents expelled also.

  • TsietsiMaruping - 2012-02-19 09:52

    Bye Bye Mr. Malema. ANC is bigger than individuls no matter how popular they are.

      Sean - 2012-02-19 11:33

      I actually wonder how ``popular`` he realy is ?

  • Thabani - 2012-02-19 09:53

    He has demonstrated dangerous dictactorial tendencies, the ANC must rid itself of undemocratic people like him.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 09:55

      More a question of zoomer don't want opposition.

      Thabani - 2012-02-19 10:12

      Marcell if you are going to reduce Malemas behaviour to a political contest between him and Zuma, then you are failing to see a bigger picture about Malema and his undemocratic values which go far beyond the Zuma contest. He really must be stopped, not for Zumas sake but for us too. It boggles my mind how you cannot see that.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 10:33

      If Malema stay it is 110% sure that Zuma will not be re-elected. Zuma needs to remove him if he want to have a chance of re-election. Why do you think no one has come out and indicate they will challenge Zuma? If they show their hand before the time they will be removed. Zuma is playing a very dangerious game that might still backfire. Then there is the question: will Zuma accept defeat? It is not a real contest between Malema and Zuma. Malema is small fry and was allowed by Zuma to over played his hand. The YL is inherently the voice of the party. It can say what the party wants to say but due to politics are not allowed to say it.

      Thabani - 2012-02-19 11:06

      That a political contest exists between Zuma and others in Malemas camp is obvious. However the issue here is the manner in which Malema has conducted himself in the public space, hurling insults at people, bulldozing journalists, blatantly refusing to account to the public how he's made his millions in such a short time. These tendencies cannot be left unchallenged and poses a danger to our future if left uncorrected. We definitely don't need a leader that behaves like a bull in a China shop; totally out of control.

      Marcell - 2012-02-19 11:14

      The others are doing the same, just a little more civilised.

      AyGeewils - 2012-02-19 11:33

      You both have very valid points - Surely the most dangerous thing about malema is his potential to ferment civil war and a despotic order in this country - the results of which could be many times worse than the possible removal of JZ who is, as mentioned, only interested in his own success.

  • ISO - 2012-02-19 09:59

    Who will the next ANCYL leaders be? The ANC should select these YL leaders according to merit and not by the YL through favouritism and manipulation!

      Vegi - 2012-02-19 10:17

      ANC is a political party, not a company.

      Sganja - 2012-02-19 10:40

      wow really Iso?who are you to tell the Anc what to do?

      ISO - 2012-02-19 10:42

      Ok, pumpkin Vegi, so explain to me what a political party that is running a country, do?

      ISO - 2012-02-19 10:43

      Put on your glasses Sganja! I said should not must.

      ISO - 2012-02-19 10:45

      The ANCYL is a bad organization, through its leaders, for they are leading the youth in the wrong direction!

  • Damian - 2012-02-19 10:00

    malema is smarter than you think, he knows that he has made false promises to his flock, all the while milking the taxpayer and stashing the loot.Getting fired is exactly what he wants so he can bask in his 20 mil. home,sip pink drinks and laugh at you.

      Xavier7034 - 2012-02-19 11:16

      Actually....the word "skelm" is closer to the truth

  • Bob - 2012-02-19 10:05

    Watch out the door does not hit you on the way out juju...!

  • Gobo - 2012-02-19 10:07

    I said it before and will say it again-- you can talk and sing about "shooting boers and farmers" all you want. But once he began seriously riling up the unwashed masses with threats of putting his black hands on the self-chosen ones diamond mines, that's when Zuma was going to get a clear message from his puppet masters that if was Malema's head or his.

  • hugocoetzee.cpt - 2012-02-19 10:07

    And suddenly he is merely an 'agent' or puppet for the ANCYL management??? Wonder how the league's members will feel when they learn that their leader does not share its views.

  • khosi.vilakazi - 2012-02-19 10:20

    The Anc likes playing hide and seek with Malema.They should have expelled him in the first place...but thanks to our president.

      Trevor - 2012-02-19 11:50

      Zuma used Julius to become President, he then used him again to divert attention away from the ANC's internal fighting and corruption...problem was, Julius knows this and he milked it and now he's become a problem for the Elite, a problem they thought they could, Julius has gone to far and international opinion is forcing the ANC to take action. Julius hurt the SA economy recently and investor interest was scared off due to his Nationalisation calls, this directly impacts on the ANC because foreign investment is what keeps the "Elite" few rich and happy. It has nothing to do with politics in the end, all about power/money and Julius wants it all NOW for himself!

  • David - 2012-02-19 10:25

    Methinks that our next President will find a reason to exonerate our Julie and return him to favour by placing him in an influential post in government.

  • AGvanderWesthuizen - 2012-02-19 10:30

    I wonder if Julius will not now immigrate to Zimbabwe?

      Sganja - 2012-02-19 10:41

      Not before we get our belongings.

      Irene - 2012-02-19 12:21

      Sganja ~ Put your belongings in a little cardboard box and off you go pal.

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-02-19 10:31

    Of course Malema is not sorry. It takes intelligence and a conscience to be sorry. Malema is no better than the drones used by the US in Afghanistan. First, Zuma used him to unseat Mbeki, then the next bunch of ambitious cadres took him over. Unfortunately whilst he was being used he got a false impression of invincibility and self importance. This has been his downfall. The people using him have been cutting deals in the dead of night and backstabbing during apartheid and post apartheid SA. Their history is littered with "used condoms". Malema is just the latest. Sorry kid, you are a novice, the big dogs bite without warning. Chihuahuas make pooh, a lot of noise and not much else. You fall in the later group.

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 10:39

      Brilliant Analysis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Tokoloshe - 2012-02-19 13:57

      I second that!

  • Muhammed Bhyat - 2012-02-19 10:38

    In all normal circumstances a lack of contrition from the defendant results in an argument for an aggregation of sentence. This argument draws further strength from the unfavorable comments made by the defendant even after the verdict was reached.

  • Cathy - 2012-02-19 10:40

    He should have been expelled years ago, together with his brainless followers!

      Sganja - 2012-02-19 10:43

      Look who is taling.How can you expel millions supporters of Malema?Malema is wise than you I guess...

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-02-19 10:42

    There is a proverb in my native language that goes like 'isalakutshelwa sibona ngomopho" literal translated as "if you refused to be corrected you will be destroyed beyond repair." Malema has met his end. He can come back as an opposition or in the form of a rebel like Jonas Savimbi who fought Portogal but ended as a notorious rebel.He goes with such huge potential that was supposed to been groomed and natured to play a leading role in future, but he miscalculated by playing the politics of the 80s and completely rubbished ANC. My advice is that in future he must be deplomatics in politics. In politics you say you are protecting civilians when in actual fact you are waging a war to remove a regime as it was done in Libya, you lie by saying there is weapons of mass distruction when you wage a war that bring more oil to your market, you create goverment of national unity whenyour combrade has lost election as Thabo did with Kenya and Zimbabwe, you organise your enermies banquete when you want to assasinate them and lastly you give very delicate position to your enemies such as Agriculture and land affairs to the likes of Mulder and hear for yourself what they feed their costituances. Its not just about being clumsy and being a "bloody agent". At least Malema has a farm he can now go milk his few cows and start making cheese.

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 11:22

      Oh come on Arvin! That was completely unnecessary!

  • Vegi - 2012-02-19 10:56

    Last year, Zuma and one of his wives was a private guest of the queen of england (small letters denote my irreverence of this institution), having been called probably to be admonished for allowing talk of taking control of our economy to take root. When he returned his attitude towards Malema had changed. Monopoly capital had probably enlisted the influence of their ceremonial patron, the queen, to admonish Zuma on their behalf. He is now more pliable to their whims and wishes. Britain, the EU and America are dying. The only way to delay the inevitable demise is for these decaying countries to be propped up by our resources. Us taking control of our resouses spells a swift end to these bankrupt entities. Otherwise previously Malema has disrespected all and sundry without consequence, why act against him now. It is only because of his talk about the economy.

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 11:17

      Vegi I agree with you on the Queen issue and the decay of the Eurozone, but in all honesty can you tell me that Malema represents the majority of the youth or just an uneducated few? Is he the example of us? No Vegi, he isn't. There are many many of us youth that have a far better vision of what to do with our resources other than let it land in the hands of a Zuma and see another Aurora scandal happen. Don't you think you and I alone can up with a better plan to manage our resources than any of the current people in power? I think so! I would love to serve in a government with you because you understand the difference between self enrichment and progressing the country for the benefit of all.

      Arvin - 2012-02-19 11:18

      we cannot take care of our resources Vegi. No Vegies (excuse the pun). Our resources are for the crooked ANC top brass whose hands are very busy in the cookie jars and into their pockets.

      Vegi - 2012-02-19 11:44

      Vusi My point is that the ANC has not disciplined Malema for so many transgressions, but action is only taken when he has incurred the displeasure of the monopoly capital that is looting our resources. I don't approve of all forms of corruption but I refuse to align myself with people who denounce corruption with the underlying tones of them being better and knowing all whereas it is their actions that have trashed this country and made it the mess it is. The scourge of violence is a direct result of the evil policies the holier than though commentators introduced into this country. The blacks who operated as their hit squads are now terrorising our people. I am not racist, but I am filled with disgust when these people blame everything on this government. This government is not evil. It has good people. It has very evil people. This is the case all over the world. Our challenge is to remove the evil people and put in place mechanisms to deal with these people on an ongoing basis because they will not suddenly dissappear because action has been taken against them. These people are complaining and hateful towards the ANC because our resources and state revenues are no longer for their exclusive use and for the propping up of their life of splendour. Black people are grateful to the government because drastic changes have happened in a short space of time (e.g. electricity, piped water, roads, state sponsored houses). They never thought these things would happen to them.

      Trevor - 2012-02-19 11:54

      LMAO...your understanding of consumer and supplier relations just blows me away Vegi, let alone the global economy makeup.Do yourself a favour and go get SOME form of education because hell, I don't know how much more I can take laughing at your comments, my stomach is starting to hurt...LMFAO...

      Vusi - 2012-02-19 12:05

      Vegi there is a lot of truth in what you are saying. I agree about the evil people. My big bug bear is Pravin Gordhan and his mismanagement of the finances. But everything you said about the underlying little backstabbing games being played with Malema is absolutely true. I have said this before and got a whole lot of criticism. If Malema was raised by a strong father, he would have developed into a great leader. Did you read what Nkosinathi said about him being thrown about like a used condom? That is so true. Every potential leader has now used him for their own agendas. But you know what will happen now? A certain Billionaire in Limpopo will bankroll him into a new party. He will take the "poor" vote with him and that will "cleanse" the ANC and bring back credibility to the movement. I believe this is a very positive development for us as a country. If only we can get the ANC to see this great potential and clean up all of this corruption, we have a great future!

      mpoovalingam - 2012-02-19 14:34

      First we got to take care of our MORALLY BANKRUPT issues

      Themba - 2012-02-19 17:35

      Vegi may you please give Sganja his belongings,then the country will say amen.

  • Orapeleng Molosiwa - 2012-02-19 11:13

    I am proud of this young man,if only he was de first democratic president,Viva Juju! Viva!

      Lavida Koekemoer - 2012-02-19 11:30

      Malema rule...

      Romain Bredenkamp - 2012-02-19 11:32

      Then u my friend are as dumb as him!

      Trevor - 2012-02-19 11:56

      BAAAAHHHHHAAHAHAHAHA.......oh boy this is getting funnier and this the result of SA's education system, OM view on Julius...?????

      Orapeleng Molosiwa - 2012-02-19 12:08

      Are we dumb because we wannA be equal,don't worry,his messages have come through to us,if he is taken out,we l take where he left off...

      Keith Petitt - 2012-02-19 12:23

      You are now being ignorant and as narrow sited as Malema. We are a rainbow nation, everything Madiba created and have accomplished you wanna break down, you talk about true democracy, you have no idea of the essence of reconciliation. My child is born in a free and just South Africa, without racism, what gives your child more rights then mine? Thank God the ANCYL does not lead our country, that has a spirit of peace and forgiveness,

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-02-19 19:21

      Why are you blind to the truth? do you really believe Malema cares about you..what has he done to help education in his home town, a youth leader should be seeing to fixing problems that the youth are battling with. Not getting Tenders so he can build his wealth..

  • bradleybrits - 2012-02-19 11:19 I thought he wasn't gonna fight and go become a farmer? Maybe he realised farming is damn hard work and that its easier to defraud the country's taxpayers as a tenderpreneur..

  • eddiebant - 2012-02-19 11:21

    The problem with Malema is that he thinks having a lot of followers,he has a lot of power and fears nobody.One of these days his follower's eyes will open and see his evil ideas and going the wrong way.

      eddiebant - 2012-02-19 13:31

      Malema is a power-hungry fool who got into this position not for his knowledge or education,but because he knows how to brainwash the poor and needy with his ideas and comments.The moment he is in control or reached his goal,he'll drop his followers and will even turn against them.

  • ellen.h.matendana - 2012-02-19 11:31

    He is arrogant and was never taught to apologise if he is wrong...

  • Andre - 2012-02-19 11:32

    In order for someone to be sorry, the person must acknowledge that he was wrong, and in order for someone to know that he was wrong, the person must have some remorse, and for a person to have remorse, the person must have some intelligence, else the person would only have instincts like an animal. Now did Julius say he wasn't sorry?

  • Lavida Koekemoer - 2012-02-19 11:37

    I like d way people r responding to d article .... Malema was corrupted by d political system of this country ... not himself...whom do you know dat is snap ANC leader without a scandal...we as South Africans we need to focus on political system not individuals...that is DA is winning all d ANC wards because out leaders spent time lure or fool d public with great speeches n when it comes to work they cannot bloody perform....

      Trevor - 2012-02-19 12:06

      While reverse racism is continued by the ANC, there will never be a "rainbow" nation in SA. You can hammer at me as much as you want, the proof is every election, the ANC's MAIN election drive is race...never service delivery and they do this because they KNOW, it will win them the election, Julius is just using the same tactics, problem is, he's think local while the ANC "Elders" are thinking Global.Julius is nothing but a pimple on the ass of the global economy.

  • clivegoss - 2012-02-19 11:52

    Bye bye

  • Rebaone - 2012-02-19 12:12

    How can we expect him to have remorse when we all know that he was telling the truth and if that is what the ANC wants then we dont have a party to rely on as they are punishing those who are always telling the truth,that proves that the ANC is not a revolutionary party that is based on truth as its first principle.

  • sesom - 2012-02-19 12:15

    Enough is enough about this Twit..No more news about him, No news is Good news.

  • Marion - 2012-02-19 12:17

    What is this about 'the prosecution'. Is this a court case or a disciplinary hearing? Either way, get it over with already. The expulsion I mean. It's what he's been begging for.

  • criticallyhonest - 2012-02-19 12:29

    Whilst It is easy to have a sense of just retributionregarding Malema's future I really cannot believe that the people who investigated and judged him are squeeky clean, high moraled individuals. So the outcome is popular in some quarters, but we must not lose site of the bigger picture.......the ANC and many of its members have lost the high moral position by corrupt and ineffective behaviours.

  • Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-02-19 12:30

    Once again a lot of comments are off point, as is usually the case! Malema only got rebuke after he spoke against the President when he "unfavorably compared Zuma to Mbeki" whatever that means, So don't be fooled thinking its for the betterment of ds country that they wana get rid of him. Had Malema continued to b Zuma's boy it wouldn't have come to this. Anyway ds ain't the issue, what I wana say to the Whites who mite be relieved to see him gone is dnt fool yourselves him gone or around the Agenda remains the same, We demand an equal share of the economy, these ANC infightings are just delaying the process, bt let it clear n let them expell him, the struggle shall continue don't get too comfortable no matter how long it takes u shall see dis country's economy in da hands of Natives! U best believe...

      Tony - 2012-02-19 13:31

      I cee u lernd gud to spel Ne? I 8 2 c u r a pns!

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-02-19 15:01

      And then we're Fxxked.. The ANC has proved over and over again they have no concept of money saving but theyre awesome at wasting & spending it. You demand an equal share?? Things don't just fall onto your lap you have to EARN and WORK for it!! It's taken years for our economy to be built up and the government only a few years to send it downhill.. Not sure where the hell your sense of entitlement comes from.. We've all had to work flipping hard for what we have!!

      hadedah - 2012-02-19 16:08

      Just remember we who are born in South africa are all natives of this country and therefore equal, all of us black and white coloured and indians born here are working for South Africa, not zimbo or any other nation we are true natives of South Africa.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-02-19 22:25

      And then Mtshezi, after that, when your people get the countries economy in da natives hands? what then? Do you think somehow all the poor (Native) South Africans, will suddenly get given multi million companies to run? Please have you not seen the greed & corruption, my freind you ain't seen nothing yet....if your dream comes to will become a free for ALL, only the ALL won't get a thing. The Malema's will make sure they get it ALL, MUGABE is an example one can study .

  • Andile Oscar Mtshiselwa - 2012-02-19 12:46

    Come out Bloody Agent

  • David - 2012-02-19 12:59

    I do not think that expulsion will necessarily be the end of Julius Malema's political career. The way I see it, it all depends on whether his financial backers hitherto will continue to support him. If they do, it is altogether conceivable that he will make a political comeback in the wake of the Government's failure to raise the living standards of the poor. This may be a temporary setback. Remember the fall and rise (and fall again) of Adolf Hitler....

      Garth Baldwin - 2012-02-19 13:57

      Should he do that (which is quite conceivable) it will also serve to break the ANC's power-base with the poor.. A proverbial double edged sword!

  • Tony - 2012-02-19 13:27

    Malema is nothing more than an immature swindler with bigoted ideas of race and class. Those who support him are either sheep or racist swindlers like the little show fart. This piece of dung admits hating whites, and is a poor reflection on black folk (who have a culture of respect) and is treasonous towards the country. In any other country - eastern, Western, Muslim , Chriistian, Communist or Capitalist, his behavior would have been condemned .... Save for Bobs regime, and his record speaks for itself. He has made mockery of Madiba, Zumas the ANC , the opposition and the people of SA as a whole. Yes, there will always be the few far left wing that will support cake hole Malema, but as a nation we excuse those with mental disability. And if memory serves one of the main charges was to with sowing division..... We are better off without this dung beetle.

  • Wayne - 2012-02-19 15:33

    So many comments focusing on replacements... if the power of the ANC is depleted via the power of the ballot box then the voice of the militant Youth League will wither also... want change for the good of the country as a whole...then it is up to you to draw that line in the sand and say NO FURTHER... !!!

  • hadedah - 2012-02-19 15:48

    The only way julius will disappear is if you stop publicising his actions and he will fade away. it is only the press that are keeping him alive.

  • CALAMITYSA - 2012-02-19 16:13

    "Malema argued in mitigation that statements made leading to his suspension were not his personal views but that of the ANCYL's national executive committee (NEC), reported the newspaper" - Well done Julius. Then the whole YLNEC should be expelled. And if I remember correctly you were their leader - so lead them out of the door. You will end up min jail after your corrupt deals in Limpopo with the premier. The rest of the YLNEC will fortunately not have opportunities to be corrupt - they will not be members of the party!!