Malema to speak out on Wonderkop ban

2012-09-18 07:21

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema was expected to address media in Sandton on Tuesday after he was denied entry to address mineworkers in Marikana.

"The press conference will...speak to the physical prevention of Malema from addressing mineworkers in Marikana despite the plea that he should come address them," suspended ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said on Monday in a statement.

"The press conference will make concrete reflections on the political developments in South Africa."

The briefing was expected to start at midday.

On Monday, police stopped Malema at the gates of Wonderkop stadium, where the workers had gathered to be briefed on developments about their wage demands.

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

A police helicopter circled above, while officers on foot patrol ran to points of entry to stop Malema if he made any turns.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-09-18 07:26

    Now YOU know how it feels to be "in the dog box" Carry on....

      QuintSch - 2012-09-18 08:20

      I think the press should just not arrive ... then he can sit in an empty 'dog box'!

      makgale.makgalemele - 2012-09-18 08:26

      . . . and now I know how bad it is to be African and be led by a Black president. I can feel that "sehlare sa mosotho ke Lekgowa" because there is nothing good that comes out of an African. Africans cannot and will never practice Democracy as in the West and Europe. Freedoms in our constitution mean nothing as long as they do not favor those in power. Remember that nude drawing and the noise made thereupon? Trevor, you need to be afraid for we are dead. You are better because you can run to either Australia or Europe. A Black person is dead for Africa is no more. I am afraid after seeing yesterday, s footage and killings amongst ANC (and IFP/NFP )members.

      arjen - 2012-09-18 08:44

      And I'm sure News24 will turn every sentence he utters into another headline.

      JuditVictor - 2012-09-18 11:04

      This Malema is a guy who has learned only one thing and he's banking on it with every desperation in his being: That when people believe they can turn invisible they SHALL listen to his promises speaches. He has learned thoroughly that masses such as those will lend him a keen ear and feed his power hungry persona. But then again, that's all he's learned really.

      james.bondiski - 2012-09-18 13:09

      Who gives a sh@t about what this idiot has to say!!!

  • marc.rule - 2012-09-18 07:30

    Can someone please shut HIM UP all he is doing is causing $h!t.

      Willie - 2012-09-18 08:02

      Obviously you do not know the history of SA.People died for freedom of speech and the right to be any where in this country as long as they do not break the law. I will defend your right to speak even if i do not agree with you.

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-09-18 08:07

      @Makenawn. Freedom of speech is one thing, blatant incitement to violence is another. Well done cops.

      frank.kistler.31 - 2012-09-18 08:13

      He needs a good ole cup of STFU lol

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-18 08:19

      Freedom of speech is a fundamental right, and for preventing M to do that the cops were wrong. If he incited people to violance, then lock him up for that, but to prevent him to speak the cops erred. Tomorrow it will be you who is prevented to speak, curbing your constitutional rights. Think!!!!

      Willie - 2012-09-18 09:08

      @ steve.ritchie.739 why didn't they arrest him for "blatant incitement" .According to you anyone who is breaking the law should be escorted not arrested, think about it Steve.

  • lownabester - 2012-09-18 07:30

    Why Sandton, Juluis, why not at Marikana, or are the dust and dirt getting to you??? Come on join the workers and camp out with them. or are you too much of a softie???

      beki.khumalo - 2012-09-18 07:36

      Did you not read the article? He's not allowed to step foot in Marikana!

      Thoughtsandstuff - 2012-09-18 07:40


      hein.huyser - 2012-09-18 08:22

      Checking up on his building project, and whilst there, sommer do a speach for the media

      kuno.tschumi.5 - 2012-09-18 08:43

      @beki, seems you didn't read the article either. he was not allowed into the stadium. nobody said he can't go to the rabbit mountain and preach from there.

      jacques.smit - 2012-09-18 08:51

      Maybe his Mercedes Viano Van(cheapest one is R570 000, thats R12739 pm) got to dirty driving on the dirt roads last time round. All on his R20 000 declared salary...

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-18 07:30

    As long as you continue to divide and weaken the ANC, you go Fatso

  • - 2012-09-18 07:32

    Why is the briefing in Sandton and not across town in Alex where the poor live?

  • Thoughtsandstuff - 2012-09-18 07:32

    Blah blah blah fishpaste.

  • vernon.annandale.7 - 2012-09-18 07:33

    Why do we even give this FAT baby a platform to cry?! Can't he just crawl into the first hole he can fit into and stay there? He is by far the worst thing to happen to the new SA,the cANCer brought him into this world its their job to take him out

      Thoughtsandstuff - 2012-09-18 07:35

      Like drowning a fat, stupid, useless puppy...\r\nOrdinarily, I am against animal cruelty. In this case, I will make an exception.

  • letsekang.masepe - 2012-09-18 07:36

    malema you are a FAKE,CROOK,just go to hell bastard.

      joahan.smal - 2012-09-18 08:08

      Caiphus, Julius might be a good person, but I sincerely have my doubts about his intentions. He is not even original with his Che Guevara 'wannabe' attitude. If he studied Guevara he would have noticed several differences. Guevara was an extremely intelligent person; in fact he was a qualified doctor. Guevara had no love for money. The same cannot be said about Malema. He can rather be compared to the despotic leaders of which Africa has had its fair share. His arrogance and "I know better" attitude speak loudly of a young boy who does not understand the intricacies of a nation and a country. He is just seeing a fat heap of money and power in his future and he is using uninformed masses to reach his goals. Once he has what he wanted, he will make Amin, Mugabe and Taylor look like saints. If you cannot see that, I suggest that you urgently start studying the history of African leaders and what they have done to their countries and their people.

      lorain.maseko - 2012-09-18 08:14

      Caiphus are you serious? A good person who capitalizes on the death of others to push his own personal agendas? Do you honestly believe that malema cares about anyone but himself? His fight to stay within the ANC has nothing to do with fighting for the poor it has everything to do with him staying in a role of power so he can continue building himself 16 million rand mansions. I think you are the one who just displayed your follishness on a public forum.

  • dentamokhabz - 2012-09-18 07:38

    Police are used to fight the battle field of politicians.

  • vandeventer.sarel - 2012-09-18 07:40

    The media should stay away, dont entertain that idiot

  • Jacques - 2012-09-18 07:43

    I've always tolerated the people who said 'the media is making money off JM by feeding us provocative stories about him', thinking 'well, if it's news it's news'. I must admit, I see it differently now. He's a nobody, with no political clout, no influence in the wining sector... Yet he gets all this attention. No wonder the miners are so sold on him- he's a rockstar, not a political figure.

      John - 2012-09-18 08:10

      Much as I do not like Malema. If he has no influence why is he rushed off by POLICY ENFORCERS? If he is just hot air then what he says will just cool to ambient temperature and blow away in the wind! It clearly does NOT!

  • Conrad Janse van Rensburg - 2012-09-18 07:43

    Haha! I recall a press release during his dc hearing: 'victory is certain'..... It was, just not for you!

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-09-18 07:44

    Wouldn't it be a kick in the teeth if none of the media turned up for the press conference! Kathy

  • Zahir - 2012-09-18 07:46

    The media attending the press conference is lame this not news this guy is a nothing

      pule.lesego.3 - 2012-09-18 07:56

      And you?

      Willie - 2012-09-18 08:08

      @ Zahir the media will be there Zahir, unless if you want the goverment to control you by feeding you with gabbage from SABC.Zahir take note CNN,ALJAAZERAH,SKY RUSSIAN,CCTV,702,ETV,BBC EXCEPT SABC because they want you to remain in the dark about the reality of your country

  • dewalds3 - 2012-09-18 07:46

    If the media wants to do something for South Africa (and not for themselves)once, they will just NOT SHOW UP - let him talk nonsense to himself.

  • clive.toerien - 2012-09-18 07:55

    who cares

  • david.petrowski.56 - 2012-09-18 07:57

    The media should boycott the meeting. He doesn't deserve any media coverage.

  • clive.toerien - 2012-09-18 07:59

    who cares

  • kelvyn.davidson.1 - 2012-09-18 07:59

    He is not going away, he is not going to stop making noise, he is as much a part of the ANC as Zuma , he is allowed to provoke, he is allowed to drum up support, he is and always wears ANC garb, these games are all testing the water, to see what the political response is, then the ruling party will decide who gets the job to run the country, this idiot will be the president of SA one day, he is being used to stir now but he has a massive following, when he matures he will be a hard candidate to beat, killing him is not going to help, unless its one of his own men, if one of the miners or a mob attack him and hack him to death, then whoever sets that up would be my hero ! taking joy out of his demise is not sinister its for the greater good, like killing vermin to save your grain !

      mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-09-18 12:45

      i am not sure about the hacking part and i wonder if you commented like this about tereblanche

  • willem.botha.5623 - 2012-09-18 07:59

    Yadda Yadda

  • Ben Jones - 2012-09-18 08:03

    big up to the police 4 stopping him 2 fool the Marikana miners n lets hope that they will now find de solution 2 return 2 work,keep it up de gud work SAPS

  • barend.wasserman - 2012-09-18 08:04

    Kry vir jou! Werf etter.

  • justice.sambo.31 - 2012-09-18 08:07

    Soon, all the opposition parties will be banned from speaking in public.

      John - 2012-09-18 08:43

      The beginning of the POLICY ENFORCER state where OUR servant RULES over US!

  • johan.harlaar.9 - 2012-09-18 08:09

    Finally the dog gets show its place. Outside......

  • ro.jhb.1 - 2012-09-18 08:10

    Fat boy - understand apart from your bum chum Floyd the Floozy not many people like you

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-09-18 08:11

    Ha dzi a vhuya tjo

  • Tony.Montana.Moelenyane - 2012-09-18 08:11

    Jst loving you Juju,all the way let the critics keep themselves busy by insulting you.keep on doin your thin,I support you all all da way.....

      luke.dekoker - 2012-09-18 12:12

      Support him (Botox-Factory)..he is doing a good job in helping to destroy the CancER click.

  • ivan.goodman.77 - 2012-09-18 08:11

    The government sees Malema as threat, they no that the same way that he got Zuma in he can get him out,now they trying by all means to stop him from talking to the people because he talks what the people want to hear,even if he does not unseat Zuma he should start his own party and give the ANC a run for its money.

      John - 2012-09-18 08:38

      Aha! Someone is looking deeper into the issues! Well done!

      John - 2012-09-18 08:38

      Aha! Someone is looking deeper into the issues! Well done!

  • ndumiso.mhlophe - 2012-09-18 08:12

    To hell wth you Juju Fat boy. Who do u think you are. Tryng to be a hero by using people to climb to the top jus for your benefits. You claim you are poor whilst u stinky rich with corruption on tenders that you couldn't share wth any one in limpopo... Sometimes l wonder what pple are listining from your immature statements with kno respect. Wonder if you you can respect your own parents

  • elgh.elgh - 2012-09-18 08:12

    He's not representing any union or anything within his personal capacity, why should he be allowed to brief the media. He is a nobody with a big mouth inciting violence and belongs behind bars. Why were he escorted by 10 police vehicles??? He is a normal citizen like you and me.

      John - 2012-09-18 08:31

      Because SOMEONE is terrified of his influence!

  • tumilegend - 2012-09-18 08:14

    I'm convinced that white people in general hate Julius Malema with a passion, they like to complain a lot and yet they don't realise that they are part of the problem.go ahead and label me!

      Thoughtsandstuff - 2012-09-18 09:26

      Okay. Racist.

  • karabo.maapola - 2012-09-18 08:16

    The ANC bought him into this industry and now they'r using the SAPS to fight their battles...The media should not entertain the bastard bcos if not,he is going to rip ANC apart using the very same media to do that!

      luke.dekoker - 2012-09-18 12:15

      That will be great, rip them (anc) apart

  • william.ntsoane - 2012-09-18 08:21

    @beki Khumalo. Beki, Andre wont understand the kind of sense that you are making. Its like speaking zulu or sepedi in china and expect them to understand you. Most of the comments here are so subjective, isulting in nature and lack valid facts and that is why it is not worthwhile spending your precious time trying to engage people who have been brainwashed. They must first get some psychotheraphy to fix their minds.

      Abram Mashego - 2012-09-18 08:59

      William u are spot on

      johan.wilsnach - 2012-09-18 09:48

      Talking about brainwashed I will include another word ignorant. You do not fully understand the English language, for if you did you would say and do most things differently.THE one WORD you have missed is FREEDOM.This word you have no understanding of bar the way people are doing things in this country right now. FREEDOM does not allow you to do as you want. Every country the world over are governed by laws. The moment this happens you are not as free as you think or believe you are. Let me tell this once only. There is only one FREEDOM and that is THE FREEDOM OF THE SOUL. That is all if you don't understand this ????????? Things are upside down in this country for this very reason. Get understanding and wisdom about the word FREEDOM and you will have the right mindset. Fraud, crime and all the wrong things here stems from the misunderstood word called FREEDOM.

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-18 08:25

    Why don't the media boycott this Media Briefing?This opportunistic anarchist should be arrested by the Hawks and tried in court for what he embezzler with millions in personal wealth who pretends to represent the poor.He is a shocker!

  • John - 2012-09-18 08:25

    I do NOT support MALEMA. I object to the POLICY ENFORCERS and OUR servant government infringing OUR : human, constitutional and legal rights and TELLING us that they are NOT!

  • Masixole Riovendo-rio Matshaya - 2012-09-18 08:26

    Yada yading, what wrong did Malema do ?. as for media coverage nha not possible to ignore the oke, those people have to dirty the paper with something, and we want the news or stories so shut up nothing interesting about your empty lives to write about.&.how would ya feel if they ban ya from writing your racial, silly, absurd views here?(most of ya do lke him)

  • albert.pagnier.9 - 2012-09-18 08:28

    You not part of the ANC anymore you stupid idiot. So why are you wearing ANC logo's on your clothing?

      luke.dekoker - 2012-09-18 12:20

      It is to show the world what idiots the anc are made with!!

      mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-09-18 12:37

      anc belongs to those who love it and even if your a DA supporter you can have it as well

  • brian.watson.737001 - 2012-09-18 08:29

    What an idiot. Make the mines ungovernable will he roles in his millions. As soon as they become ungovernable where do the miners think their next income will come from? Holomisa to follow where Julius is left off. Just as big an idiot.

  • brian.watson.737001 - 2012-09-18 08:33

    Politics, politics, politics, boring, boring, boring and very depressing!

      mphogift.mukwevho - 2012-09-18 12:53

      some how you need to understand that is for a political reason why your were you are today so learn to follow politics even if its not always but dont ignore cos through politics that seem to be borng, you might end dead or living in poverty

  • tshepo.maganedisa - 2012-09-18 08:48

    being deprived of his freedom of speech and movement - i hope you press charges against the government and minister of police, poor showing and weak stunt pulled by the government, again it proves how weak and uneducated our president is.He is also not bigger than the constitution of this country

  • gloria.mathebula.9 - 2012-09-18 08:49

    Mr Zuma u are a dictator. Mr Zuma u gave Malema a right to speak now you taking it away from him. Mr Zuma u are a criminal that rape, steals and corrupts. Mr Zuma you are the most corrupt president the country will ever have. Mr Zuma not only are u embarrassing your self and your family but you are embarrassing the country. I will vote for ANC if you removed from the sit but if you get a second term i will vote for DA. Do not label me a traitor because you and your colleagues deceived those who died long time ago by stealing from us. Have a great day

      Paul Mphap - 2012-09-18 09:17

      well said gloria. if he gets second term i am definitely going to vote DA as well. zuma must just do what is right for the country by stepping down. mxm

      vuyani.frans - 2012-09-18 09:18

      @Gloria u have said it all girl these no other words than these if i knew i would shake ur hand thanx 4 saying it all.

  • Clayton Richard Delport - 2012-09-18 09:02

    It's funny how he can't afford to buy himself clothing, and every photo he is wearing a donated ANC jacket or shirt... If he cl

      lezleigh.schwartz.1 - 2012-09-19 08:41

      Its clear that u don't understand politics, your comment is irrelevant boet.

  • riaan.croucamp.3 - 2012-09-18 09:03

    don't entertain this thug

  • thando.moloi.9 - 2012-09-18 09:08

    Army arrangement!!

  • KCorsar - 2012-09-18 09:09

    Can the 'media' do us all a favour and not show up.............get the idiot off the front pages for once and for all.

  • buwaz - 2012-09-18 09:21

    During Apartheid era ppl were banned n blocked speaking to the ppl who wanted to listen to them,now in a democratic country wit freedom of speech it is still happening,Anc build malema as this young man have been like this from his early age in the Anc so now bcoz he is pointing all Anc n zuma weaknesses they r trying all best level to stop him,I won't be suprised if Hawks lock him in n release him after mangaung conference.

  • johan.wilsnach - 2012-09-18 09:29

    Mr. Malema don't you know that you are an ordinary citizen now. You have no power base now and remember one thing you are out in the cold and extremely vulnerable. You have overplayed your hand and was burnt. You are just alienating yourself further into an unknown territory. Change direction and be silent as you are not in a position to offer these folks anything.

  • roz.mills3 - 2012-09-18 10:18

    In what capacity and on who's authority is he speaking?

  • mogalet52941 - 2012-09-18 10:55

    nd at da same time gal was raped,sum1's car has jst been hijacked,a robbery hs jst happend in south africa n whr were all the police?all went to stop a person from speaking,zuma has failed da country dismally

  • segomotso - 2012-09-18 11:32

    serves him right.

      wendetutubalang.wende - 2012-09-18 11:51

      Indeed, no amount of lawlessness can be allowed if persist, the state must balance your right by de limitation claw as enshrined in our constitution to protect peace and stability of our country