Zimbabwe media body wants Malema apology

2012-10-16 22:29

Johannesburg - Firebrand Julius Malema should apologise to two Zimbabwean reporters who were allegedly harassed by his bodyguards, journalists from that country said on Tuesday.

"The behaviour by Malema's aides is not only appalling but unfitting of visiting foreign nationals," the Zimbabwe Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa-Zimbabwe) said in a statement.

It said it was surprised at the guards' behaviour.

Zimbabwe Daily News reporters Bethule Nkiwane and Tendai Kamhungira were allegedly manhandled by the expelled ANC Youth League leader's guards in Harare on Sunday.

The journalists were seeking to interview Malema about his alleged links to Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF party, and about money laundering charges he was facing.

The newspaper's editor Stanley Gama said the reporters were told Malema had agreed to an interview beforehand.

"He appeared interested in talking to my colleagues. But after that his goons pushed him aside and told our reporters to go to hell," Gama said.

  • gretchen.oswald.3 - 2012-10-16 23:28

    Kill? Its about time that he meets his brothers in crime.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-17 08:59

      His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.

  • johann.fouche.50 - 2012-10-17 00:03

    Just wondering - can a person out on bail visit a foreign country? Why wasn't he asked to hand in his passport? Strange, strange world we live in, Master Jack...

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-17 00:44

      Apparently he made - and was granted - an application to attend a friend's wedding in Zim. It's only fraud after all. Not as if any people suffered. Well not directly anyway. So what if a few rubbish roads were built and were washed out soon afterwards. Too bad that people could not collect their pensions, grants, go to work, get medical care or a letter. So what that the dreaded investors decided that the factory, farm, business development couldn't be established there after all. Hakuna Matata. The people had no jobs or hope anyway. So what's the diffs?

  • - 2012-10-17 00:37

    malema...the only man stealing from the poor who still gets them to sit down, shut up and listen to him like he is a leader...WAKE UP AFRICA, STOP LISTENING TO A THIEF!!!!

      lacrimose.wolf - 2012-10-17 00:51

      Ah but he has such a healthy face and he wears nice clothes and tells us (as the ANC did for 40 yrs), that there is a fridge and house out there for everyone. Bring some pangas and knopkierries and the world will be as it should.

  • thulanit3 - 2012-10-17 04:35

    He is such a snob,,,! God help him to be human being..!

  • steveroodt - 2012-10-17 06:06

    Eish Bob told me this is the way things are done in Zim Push kick and take it's the African way so why you complaining.

  • Michael - 2012-10-17 06:11

    What Malema is doing continues to weaken the chances of those who support him in the ANC, The likes of Kgalema and Mashatile, so Julius go on messing arroung my boy....... Kgalema feels you should not have been expelled from ANC.

  • varena.vahuu - 2012-10-17 06:18

    This boy thinks he is the chosen one. U r out of touch my boy just like your uncle Bob. Revise your behaviour otherwise u 'll be history.

  • andrew.arnesen - 2012-10-17 07:22

    Yup, Juliarse and other goons. This person is an embarrassment and a liability to South Africa. Let him re-think his philosophy of life from inside prison...

  • bmntwaphi - 2012-10-17 07:31

    Does Malema even know the spelling and the meaning of apology? All he knows is to bulldoze other people.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-17 07:48

    Julius and his hi-way men believe that they are the untouchables, they dont have respect for anthing or any person. They all have swollen heads. The body guards are employees of Julius (presumably) so he should apologise for his employees bad attitude. Not Julius, this is just too much to expect.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-10-17 08:14

    You want a what? Don't make me laugh.

  • Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-17 09:33

    what is he even doing beyond borders if he's out on bail ????

  • Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-17 09:33

    what is he even doing beyond borders if he's out on bail ????

  • Annelize Grobler - 2012-10-17 09:33

    what is he even doing beyond borders if he's out on bail ????

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-18 19:14

      R 10 000.00 Bail is a joke If I were the prosecutor in his case I would have made it R2.50 Naah 50c would have been ok. And would have made sure that he got an exit permit /Never mind a passport..

  • tumi.semenya.5 - 2012-10-17 11:19

    he dsnt own them any apology

  • lynne.barker.7 - 2012-10-18 18:46

    What do they expect from that lunatic?

  • sbu.kunene.73 - 2012-10-22 17:32

    this man has no girlfriend to destress with.......only his hand

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