ANC membership paid up, insists Malema

2012-02-01 07:44

Johannesburg - Embattled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema insisted in a report on Wednesday that his ANC membership was paid up.

"My membership is in good standing and it expires next year. You can ask the ANC and they have investigated this matter," Malema told The New Age newspaper in an interview.

He was responding to reports earlier this week that he had not paid his African National Congress membership fee since 2009.

  • Hector - 2012-02-01 07:54

    Yawn ......

      procold2 - 2012-02-01 13:07

      agree hector who gives a toss anyway, just wish the media would stop writing about this idiot, he is getting way to much air time.

      John - 2012-02-02 06:54

      Juju....let me see the reciept! (PS) Please don't remove my comment.

      John - 2012-02-04 15:06

      “ The Gang of Four Chinese Communist Party members came to power during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), and were charged with a series of treasonous crimes. The gang consisted of Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's last wife as the leading figure of the group, and her close associates Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen. In 1980, the trials of the Gang of Four began. Among the prosecution’s charge of actual crimes were the usurpation of state power and party leadership; the persecution of some 750,000 people, 34,375 of whom died during the period 1966-76. It was at this trial that Jiang Qing made the famous quote: "I was Chairman Mao's dog. I bit whomever he asked me to bite." Jiang Qing was sentenced to death in 1981. “ Source Wikipidia. I was inspired to write a song commemorating the death of such evil people: Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs of Mao Tse Tsung! Auss! Auss, Auss! Auss! Auss Auss! Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs of Jiang Qing! Auss! Auss, Auss! Auss! Auss Auss! Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs Gang of Four! Auss! Auss, Auss! Auss! Auss Auss!

  • Peter - 2012-02-01 08:00

    I really couldnt give a cr*p to be honest.

      Sean - 2012-02-01 10:21

      Couldn't agree with you more Peter! Yawn....................

  • Gerhard - 2012-02-01 08:12

    And on 30/01/2012 The New Age reported that Malema had said "When approached for comment on Sunday, Malema said it was news to him that his membership had not been renewed." So which one is it?

  • Alex - 2012-02-01 08:12

    I don't care!!!

  • Phumi - 2012-02-01 08:12

    Where will a man who is unemployed get the money to pay for membership? Besides ANC is a volunterary organisation and no one is forced to pay! There is no story here only mischivious reporting!

      Yar - 2012-02-01 08:18

      @Phumi After having to pay R15M for his new Sandton house out of his R20K ANCYL salary things will be a little tight. But then my wood work is about as good as Juju's maths & finance. An honest man would struggle to make ends meet.

      Gerhard - 2012-02-01 08:24

      I supposed the same place he gets R16M to build a house! The same place he gets the money for that purple suit and breitling watch. The same place where he gets the money for his C53 Merc. IT IS ONLY R12!!!!! Gee Wizz Phumi! What a genius argument from your side!

      Ian - 2012-02-01 08:28

      unemployed se gat man, he is still on the anc payroll and what about all those tenders, dammit you REALLY are either really stupid or totally blind. WAKE THE F UP

      John - 2012-02-01 08:32

      Mischivious reporting? Geee...we need to write an apology letter.LOL Yar and Gerhard....rofl...behave boys

      Yar - 2012-02-01 09:17

      @John Sorry, couldn't resist. Will try to show respect in future (maybe).

      pdilapiso - 2012-02-01 11:09

      @Phumi,,these people have an honest devulsion against you are wasting your intellect on them..jan vanreebeck and verwoerd are the ancestors (gods of the whites).these people are full of hatred & i keep reminding them that they must leave South Africa...

      Omrisho - 2012-02-01 14:04

      pdilapiso... must leave huh, why? you are racist in that statement

  • markus.botha - 2012-02-01 08:31


  • Ian - 2012-02-01 08:31

    hey fat kid, as much as you hate paying for things, one thing is for ceratin you WILL pay the ferryman, hopefully sooner than later, do you even know who the ferryman is, if not you will find out, we all do

      Xavier7034 - 2012-02-01 08:48

      @Ian - the Ferryman.....VERY subtle...hopefully his entourage of sycophants will accompany him across the "Great Divide"

      Donovan - 2012-02-01 10:27

      Charon is his name.

  • Susan - 2012-02-01 08:31

    you know that your membership is not up to date...and that makes you scared!!!

  • Ryan - 2012-02-01 08:37


  • Vegi - 2012-02-01 08:58

    This is very mischievous, airing private ANC business in public. Newspapers have no class in their quest for juicy titbits, however this story is not juicy at all. It is an exhibition of degenerating journalistic standards at its best. Please leave Malema alone to sort out his membership troubles with the ANC, if there are such membership issues in the first place.

      ubhejane - 2012-02-01 09:14

      Vegi in some post on another article you brought up something very valid. Judging this report, what you said was true. Anything, even a three liner, one sentence, as long as it contains the name Malema in it, has become news. This is indeed tacky journalism. One gets the impression that this kind of reporting is posted merely to get the same people banging their keyboards and posting abusive comments. If the membership fee is R12 a year, then this kind of information should, as you rightly say, never have left the confines of the ANC admin offices. I would go straight to the source who spoke to the media about this and get him/her fired. If a staff member of mine speaks out in public about my accounts/payments due, I would regard it as serious breach of confidence. Some on here argue Malema is a public figure, and that is true, but this is trashy reporting at its best. The next the reporters would be sneaking around his house telling us what soap he uses in his shower. News24 really has to decide what kind of agency it wants to be. This isn't You magazine. Media24 has various publications that cater for the different needs of the public. News24 shouldn't be dragged down to the levels of You magazine.

      Jeffrey - 2012-02-01 09:17

      Actually, the Fatboy told the New Age this, so how does it amount to "degenerating journalistic standards"? Oh, sorry, I can see clearly now, the New Age is a degenerate newspaper. At least we can agree on that.

      Brett - 2012-02-01 10:35

      I wonder if Vegi and ubhejane have paid their fees?

      Jacqui - 2012-02-01 10:51

      Why do you and Ubhejane read such 'tacky' stories then?.

      Thabo - 2012-02-01 11:48

      @Vegi These whites live to read about our Leader. @Ubhejane. Cheer up my Brother. I read your posts about the DA poster. Go sleep with a few white girls and you will think like a new man. They love us black Men. We have so much more to offer, if you know what I mean.

      Brett - 2012-02-01 13:35

      @Thabo so much more to offer? Like HIV?

  • Vegi - 2012-02-01 08:59

    News24 is out to trash Malema, why?

      Yar - 2012-02-01 09:18

      Because he truly deserves it. That's why.

      Jacqui - 2012-02-01 10:53

      Malema needs no help in the trashing department. Why do you ask silly questions?.

      pdilapiso - 2012-02-01 12:02

      these agents are out of control!!these caucacians are bad creatures...these are satans!!

      Omrisho - 2012-02-01 14:16

      pdilapiso - still being racist

  • Vegi - 2012-02-01 09:05

    In fact your Malema bashing antics have an opposite effect to your apparent intent. While you clearly intend to besmirch Mr Malema's name and good reputation built over the years through hard work in the field of politics, the actual effect of your shenanigans is to make him an admired hero by the majority of our people who are fully apprised of your modus operandi.

      Saffa - 2012-02-01 09:13

      The media have no need to "besmirch" Mr Malema's name old chap. Julius does it FOR them all on his lonesome. He does = they report = simple.

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-01 09:16

      "good reputation"?? Take the pips OUT Vegi!

      Ivan - 2012-02-01 09:42

      Oxymoron = hard work in the field of politics........South african politicians by and large are only interested in three things; 1. Personal enrichment 2. Personal enrichment 3. Amabensi, Johnny Walker Blue and KFC

      Mike - 2012-02-01 10:08

      Okay - not that I really care if Malema has or hasn't paid is membership - but the statement to "besmirch Mr Malema's name and good reputation" just made me laugh. The one who has been acting like an elephant in a porcelain shop, has stirred up racial divide, clearly helped himself to tenders(or how do you build a R 15 Million mansion on a R 20.000 salary), has rubbed shoulders with tyrants (Mugabe comes to mind), has only delivered empty promises (the shoe saga in Limpopo where a year later the shoes were delivered by a white Rugby player, or the wheel chair saga), has been one of the biggest hypocrites (march with the poor and than jet off to Mauritius for a multi million wedding etc) and has done nothing for the youth or anyone in South Africa except chant populist songs and broken speeches. He has besmirched himself by his own deeds, behavior and action - and only a total idiot or someone who benefits from his tenders would admire him a hero. And I conclude that I am simply baffled how blind some people in South African society are - the facts are reported every single day - time to wake up and see FACTS and not fiction!

      Brett - 2012-02-01 10:38

      "Good reputation"? "hard work"? Are you serious?

      David - 2012-02-01 10:40

      Hard work in politics. Thank you for sharing that with us, we can all be happy that it is not wood work. By the way Vegi, your mates wanted freedom of speech and media. Now deal with it.

      Jacqui - 2012-02-01 10:53

      Oh dear.

  • Desmond - 2012-02-01 09:08

    Correction, already expired due to diciplinary actionm All we are now waiting for is for him to completely expire, ie stop stealing oxygen.

  • MissGremlin - 2012-02-01 09:32

    MissGremlin is still snickering with evil glee at this revelation...

  • Ryan - 2012-02-01 09:39

    If his membership is not paid up, then anything he has done within the ANCYL since 2009 could be declared invalid. This would include anything he had to do with adopting their "new consitution" which he is relying on for his current disciplinary appeal.

  • Ditantane - 2012-02-01 09:49

    what's the story here

  • Bongani - 2012-02-01 10:33

    You people really love Malema. Even if someone can say Malema was seen kissing Lindiwe Mazibuko, you would be insulting Malema. You remind me of my high school days where girls would insult boys if they have infatuation. I think you have infatuation on Malema.

      Brett - 2012-02-01 10:36

      Speak for yourself.

      E=MC2 - 2012-02-01 11:01


      Mike - 2012-02-01 11:05

      I am not insulting Malema - I am simply stating facts. And my "infatuation" is growth, stability, peace, freedom and economic success of South Africa. My biggest "infatuation" is job creation and education - so that we can succeed as a nation.

      pdilapiso - 2012-02-01 15:56

      @ mike good staff mike..we managed to reach your evil need to engage more so we can enlighten you more often!!what is left now is to move to black townships and we move to white concentrated areas. hope your fellow buddies could be transformed as quick as you so that "we move towards nation-building" hope i said enough today in your own langauge! you need to learn more from today!

  • Jacqui - 2012-02-01 10:48

    He is forever insisting on something or other. He is like an itch, it just won't go away.

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