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Zuma took our money - EFF

2014-08-29 22:41

Johannesburg - EFF members sang about President Jacob Zuma and the money spent on Nkandla as they waited for party leader Julius Malema to address them on Friday night.

"u Zuma o thate i mali yethu" (Zuma has taken our money), they sang in Boksburg, on the East Rand, at an event to celebrate women's month.

The song was a reference to the R246m spent on security upgrades to Zuma's Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal homestead. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela recommended in her report on Nkandla that Zuma repay that part of the money not spent on security features, like a swimming pool, cattle kraal, and visitors' centre.

Last Thursday EFF MPs disrupted questions to Zuma in the National Assembly by chanting "pay back the money".

At Friday's event about 100 Economic Freedom Fighters members dressed in red berets and overalls sang struggle songs as they waited for Malema, including one paying homage to ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Comments
  • WILDSBOK - 2014-08-29 22:46

    Why is this news???? They must ask their leder for their money to. TAX??

      Made-In SA - 2014-08-29 22:56

      Malema is like a smaller bank robber accusing a bigger bank robber.Malema seems jealous that Zuma is the bigger bank robber,and he wants to replace him in that role.

      Jean Berendjen Pretorius Geldenhuys - 2014-08-29 22:57

      NOT that he took THEIR money. Are they all employed (or were they before they landed with their arses in the parliamentary butter?)

      Mc Segal - 2014-08-30 00:34

      Big question .Did Malema actually pitch up?

      Du Toit Grobler - 2014-08-30 07:25

      Omdat dit die waarheid is en dan lieg hy nog daaroor. Kry Gerrie Nel om hom daaroor te ondervra.

      Jan Scheepers - 2014-08-30 07:53

      Leonard: That DA party`s members don`t politic too well but they seem to sing well.Oh all right,just the word content is right.lol.If the DA characters expended as much energy on trying to do some good in communities as they do in creating uproar and chaos,they might get a thumbs up from many. Histerical children totally out of their leaugue,thats all they are.

      Jan Scheepers - 2014-08-30 08:00

      Leonard. Amazing the value of looking into the mirror?

      Arie Vd Plaats - 2014-08-30 11:28

      @ Jean Berendjen Pretorius Geldenhuys, No, They did NOT pay taxes or income tax because they are mostly unemployed. BUT the money the refer to is the money that was supposed to benefit the poor i.e. the members of the EFF. That is what they are referring to as having been stolen.

  • Johann Potgieter - 2014-08-29 22:53

    No malema took our money

  • Brain Roc - 2014-08-29 23:00

    All I know is that he is paying bond then no bond, but the Zuma trust fund is paying for the home and then it was ''no all the tax money was for the security'' and they was fire pool. Really? Now what's next? What about? "I didn't ask for any the money". Politics is comedy these days. I look forward for another funny lie the next day.

  • Gugu Gee Dlamini - 2014-08-29 23:02

    Yaaaaah neh

  • Akhona Makuluma - 2014-08-29 23:05

    Pay back the money,that's the struggle song these days.how many RD house could have been buld with that money?WHEN ARE YOU PAYING BACK

      Leonard Tsolo - 2014-08-29 23:12

      Tomorrow or Sunday.I wish.

      Utopian Indigent - 2014-08-30 06:48

      How can it be their money if they don't pay taxes? Yes, the ANC-NEC stole/wasted the taxpayer's money, and Nkandla is just one of a 1000 examples. However why is the EFF so aggrieved about it? Some people lose millions to government without ever receiving even a shadow of a service. (electricity isn't a tax but even there we pay double to cross-subsidise government wasting)

      Janine Nortje - 2014-08-30 09:59

      I also have to smile every time I read; 'our money'.... I'm sure most of them don't work, never mind pay taxes. ;) But then again: 'We want.' Even if it's NOT ours. Typical.

  • Rowena Ditshego - 2014-08-29 23:08

    i don't understand why this is "news" i mean really news24, i don't like nd dislike EFFings nd Zanc....... Pls get us "real" news........ I mean what else did the EFFings do apart from singing????

      Raymond Whittaker - 2014-08-29 23:26

      KILL

      Sabelo Sabz Hlubelikhulu Mcondobi - 2014-08-30 00:04

      Rowena u mean thEEFing?

      Pieter Calitz - 2014-08-30 06:16

      They demanded that Zuma pay back the money which the PP said he unduly benefited from. They also wanted to know the date when he will start paying back the money.

  • Nokuthula Kubeka - 2014-08-29 23:26

    Black people are given opportunities left, right and centre nowadays, but no they dont want that, they want to sit and keep demanding things from goverment, like RDP houses, there was nothing like that in the apartheid era, thats why they studied and became proffessionals like nurses, lawyers etc. Goverment doesnt owe anyone, get up from your lazy bum, take charge of your life instead of waiting for freebies that you dont even deserve, lazy*ss. Yeah, im talking to you.

      Chris May - 2014-08-30 06:02

      I am sure there were RDP houses - we paid an extra tax for it.

      Pat Megalane - 2014-08-30 06:25

      Was there Nkandlagate in the apartheid era?, were there e-tolls in the apartheid era?, was there Guptagate during that time?, was there Marikana dissaster during during?, etc etc?

      themba.nsele.71 - 2014-08-30 06:53

      You sound very right, you are in fact right. They also Stendhal time reasoning to the rubbish news that lowers their thinking and create hate amongst them. They don't ha a strategy to defend nonsense from minority.

  • Mfelasakhe Mahlangu - 2014-08-29 23:28

    Hope Juju will maintain instalments, explain how he made so much money such that he owes R16m tax.

      Pieter Calitz - 2014-08-30 06:22

      The same way Zuma benefited from R264 million upgrades to his private home. Both used taxpayers' money.

  • Sabelo Sabz Hlubelikhulu Mcondobi - 2014-08-29 23:35

    Shame the EFF is shooting itselt in the foot_OMG these guys are blindfolded by a student politic_Julius Malema. After the dismal workwork outcomes_ we are still waiting for the result of political science, money laundering,raketeering and collusion with cigarette smuggling mafias. After all we have thEEF. Limpopo and the ancyl is bankrupt while he was at the helm. You must be ashamed of yourself

      Sabelo Sabz Hlubelikhulu Mcondobi - 2014-08-29 23:58

      Matter of fact_ woodwork not workwork

      Sandisele Zitha - 2014-08-30 06:38

      "workwork" and you come here think you smart. I once told you kids do read these comments, don't embarass your stupid self

      Utopian Indigent - 2014-08-30 06:51

      How can it be their money if they don't pay taxes? Yes, the ANC-NEC stole/wasted the taxpayer's money, and Nkandla is just one of a 1000 examples. However why is the EFF so aggrieved about it? Some people lose millions to government without ever receiving even a shadow of a service. (electricity isn't a tax but even there we pay double to cross-subsidise government wasting)

  • Jankie Phalla Caswell - 2014-08-29 23:49

    public money nt eff money

      Commissar Shekey Masufi - 2014-08-29 23:58

      U r ryt u cn sing 2 is our money

  • Peter Khadafi Madikoto - 2014-08-30 00:00

    what do you mean 'our' ?

  • William Themba - 2014-08-30 00:07

    Pig eat pig is time my brothers is time.

  • Truth.speak - 2014-08-30 00:24

    And my money too

  • Michael Cassel - 2014-08-30 00:47

    Lies!!! EFF do not know about tax and do not pay tax

  • Ntome Ishmael Makhwiting - 2014-08-30 01:17

    Zuma took our money nd he failed to lead us . how can we place uneducated person to lead our country thts y our country will suffer a lot. is it possible to put snake in de same place with lizard e.g am poor n u want me to carry money .Zuma must call to order

      Taamane Kopi Letona - 2014-08-30 06:19

      Malema is having diploma in youth developmnt frm unisa,n he is busy studyin wth unisa.how cn u sy he s uneducated,or u r unable to understand te word uneducated?

      Utopian Indigent - 2014-08-30 06:51

      How can it be their money if they don't pay taxes? Yes, the ANC-NEC stole/wasted the taxpayer's money, and Nkandla is just one of a 1000 examples. However why is the EFF so aggrieved about it? Some people lose millions to government without ever receiving even a shadow of a service. (electricity isn't a tax but even there we pay double to cross-subsidise government wasting)

      Janine Nortje - 2014-08-30 10:04

      Good heaven's, Taamane Kopi Letona, where did YOU get your education? On MXit? FFS.

  • Mlu Majola - 2014-08-30 03:04

    Zuma took yo money? where? when? How? Ok malema z paying sars b'cause zuma stole to malema's voootsek! Eff

      David Mn'wanati Maluleke - 2014-08-30 05:37

      u r very emotional. u don't qualify to engage in a public sphere.

      Pat Megalane - 2014-08-30 05:44

      other people(including Malema) are busy paying, so let u'r zoooma pay then, fullstop.

  • Chantal Masson - 2014-08-30 04:56

    "our money" how ironic, as it was malema who said "blacks don't know the tax thing" ( he act like he don't know and so makes all black people look uneducated - which again is a lie)

  • Nigt Code Mapfumo - 2014-08-30 04:59

    Mr frank your words are enough to ignite dangerous flames. Shoot the fat boy and we will see if your ass won't be badly hurt.

      Solly Dube - 2014-08-30 07:21

      Lmfao. I just can't stop laughing

  • Matshane Seleko - 2014-08-30 06:28

    He's feeling the heat now.He shouldn't be allowed to enjoy that property built with money acquired in a dubious manner.And those who protect him so fiercely,for reasons known only by them,should know the end will come.

      judge.smit - 2014-08-30 06:51

      Everything comes to an end.

  • Modisane Edwin Motaung - 2014-08-30 06:40

    Parliament bench of the ANC (African National Corruption) is full of a bunch of liabilities. They must all be recalled inclunding big head with small brain.

  • Khuliso Mutsha - 2014-08-30 06:44

    He stole money, they refer To the fact that he blocked All tenders towards Malema and his friends.

  • Utopian Indigent - 2014-08-30 06:45

    How can it be their money if they don't pay taxes? Yes, the ANC-NEC stole/wasted the taxpayer's money, and Nkandla is just one of a 1000 examples. However why is the EFF so aggrieved about it? Some people lose millions to government without ever receiving even a shadow of a service. (electricity isn't a tax but even there we pay double to cross-subsidise government wasting)

  • Vela Xanko - 2014-08-30 06:59

    makayibuse

  • Botty Lesele - 2014-08-30 07:01

    We blacks suffer from pull him down syndrome and whites enjoys watching us fighting.When the public protector is done with Zuma,she wiLl start with Malema,wherever or whoever is paying Malema's sars acc let's hope its legal.As much as we love the public protector 's work,she is a black man trapped in white man skin.Watch the space.She will grill the any black leader.don't trust her

      anina.naude - 2014-08-30 07:33

      Wow!! Why the hell would she want to bring down any black man?? Does not make sense, Botty!! Fair is fair.... She is doing an excellent job in protecting you from thieves! And you criticize her for doing her job??

      Linda Nzima Mazibuko - 2014-08-30 08:26

      Disagree; how about us(blacks) learn to behave ourselves. Understand that state's resources should not be abused?

  • Ferdi Engelbrecht - 2014-08-30 07:11

    Malema you idiot you dont pay your taxes

  • Arthur Salvado - 2014-08-30 07:15

    Zuma must learn from fat boy malema. Malema is paying the money back to SARS. Now Zuma should pay the money back to the people.

      Chris Hougaard - 2014-08-30 07:35

      In this spesific case Malema is setting a very good example.

  • Richard Pearce - 2014-08-30 07:17

    Botty, the majority of whites in SA really don't mind black leadership, all we really want are ethnical honest leaders who are not in politics to rape the country for their own benefit. Public servant means just that, you are a servant to the public, not the otherway round. Let's stop put eachother down and work together for the greater good of our beautiful country that we all love so much.

      gina.swart.5 - 2014-08-30 07:53

      Agreed...I don't care what our leaders look like, as long as they are ethical and have the country's interests at heart, rather than their own!

  • Tso Sesing - 2014-08-30 07:18

    Iz a curse bn called Jacob if daz how all of u think, I wanda if u r educated. How many wives do u hv dt clobber u?

  • Malose Leso - 2014-08-30 07:26

    F***k u ferdi u idiot 2

  • Joao Paulo Rodrigues - 2014-08-30 07:29

    Most of the people chanting dont own that money...people who paid taxes own that money and they are represented by public protector. So effers want tax payers money....its not theirs either ???.

      Linda Nzima Mazibuko - 2014-08-30 08:14

      Does the pp have any powers to deal with him? I fully support them.

      Vuyani Piti's Zondi - 2014-08-30 08:29

      White people like you have got a very big white tendency because now you live in luxury forgetting that it was at an expense of stealing our land and mineral resources, you forget that you white people killed innocent people during apartheid,we are in this mass of poverty because of you bloody agent.

  • anina.naude - 2014-08-30 07:37

    Turn Nkandla into a community centre with library, clinic and shops for the people in that area.... Then at least the money was well spent!

  • Francois Corrie - 2014-08-30 07:38

    Its not your money Malema. It is the taxpayer's money. Seeing as you avoided paying your taxes.

  • Johan Nothnagel - 2014-08-30 07:38

    Thats it EFF !!!! I support you guy's on this one - time for "Slimeball Showerhead" to pay back and to go down !!!!

  • Haze Hnova - 2014-08-30 07:39

    So how much do you think President Zuma should pay back?

  • Lee Kent - 2014-08-30 07:41

    I don't know why Malema is shouting his mouth off about Zuma taking "our money", "used taxpayers money to upgrade his Nkandla home". Whilst I kinda agree with him, he and his followers have no room to talk. He stated not so long ago (just an excuse again) that black people "don't know this thing called tax". Let me just remind "you lot" that in a country of 51 MILLION PEOPLE, ONLY 3.3 MILLION PEOPLE PAY 99% OF ALL INCOME TAX!!!! Not even Malema is paying his tax. We, the law abiding citizens who "DO PAY TAX" have a right to be angry at where "OUR" money is being spent or rather STOLEN. For those who "DON'T PAY TAX", shut your bloody mouths and be grateful for the "free schooling", "free medical", "childrens grants", "pensions", "free water", "free electricity", "free housing", etc etc. Rather say "THANK YOU" to us, appreciate what you're getting and stop treating us like the enemy.

  • kmw13047 - 2014-08-30 07:42

    It's everybody's money! not just EFF's

  • Mike Hahn - 2014-08-30 07:48

    Trying to divert attention from his own tax money problems. How did he earn that? Illegal tenders, money laundering????? Be curious to know.

      Lefenki Choenyane - 2014-08-30 08:00

      That was a Malema who was in anc. This is new Malema in EFF. He is changed and does not believe in corruption anymore. That is why he is able to face the courts, unlike the president

  • Elvava Seameco - 2014-08-30 08:04

    Pay back the money,Asijiki !!!

  • Johan Steyn - 2014-08-30 08:06

    And why don't you add "and malema also stole our money" while you want to clean out? your so called leader is just as big of a thief as zuma! But there is no use in trying to explain this to you you just don't get it and never will

  • vernon - 2014-08-30 08:11

    How did Juma steal his money ,that would mean he paid tax ,

  • Lesiba Lelahane - 2014-08-30 08:18

    It is Nt a crime to owe SARS,nd atleas Malema is complying with SARS,thus the president owes the money as per the statement made by the Puplic Protectors Findings.like Malema everyone can owe tax man,but if u don't settle it with SARS then u wil face court case

  • Scotty English - 2014-08-30 08:58

    A black pastor in the us stated, a black man can't run a country and this must be left to the white man. They must just watch and learn. Truth.

      Bosvark Varkie - 2014-08-30 09:13

      Not true boet. Our beloved DR Mandela had a good go at that just unfortunate due to your fore gathers who decided to incarcerate him for telling the truth. That ain't true.

  • Thami Ngwenya - 2014-08-30 08:58

    No lesiba its not about juju owing sars ...its about how he got to owe sars...illegal tenders, money laundering and corrupt activities......he is as corrupt as his father jz...

  • Christo Boshoff - 2014-08-30 08:59

    not your money, you never paid taxes in the first place.

  • joe.todani - 2014-08-30 09:05

    Rich comming from the guy who never paid his taxes to the point that he owed R16m...

  • joe.todani - 2014-08-30 09:05

    Rich comming from the guy who never paid his taxes to the point that he owed R16m...

  • Elizabeth Venter - 2014-08-30 10:31

    You mean our money malema. You stole our money too you thief... I'm just gonna sit back and watch ANC vs EFF until both parties kill each other out and someone else has to pick up the shatter pieces. That will be the day when South Africa will finally have a chance to become the South Africa we've all dreamt of...

  • Sthembile Buthelezi - 2014-08-30 10:40

    This whole thing is annoying nw, these parties promised people better education, housing and a whole lot but all we hearing about is Nkandla its annoying nw. They always complaining that some communities are suffering from poverty but instead of addressing those issues they busy with Nkandla

  • Sthembile Buthelezi - 2014-08-30 10:40

    This whole thing is annoying nw, these parties promised people better education, housing and a whole lot but all we hearing about is Nkandla its annoying nw. They always complaining that some communities are suffering from poverty but instead of addressing those issues they busy with Nkandla

  • Sthembile Buthelezi - 2014-08-30 10:40

    This whole thing is annoying nw, these parties promised people better education, housing and a whole lot but all we hearing about is Nkandla its annoying nw. They always complaining that some communities are suffering from poverty but instead of addressing those issues they busy with Nkandla