Govt targeting poor, says Malema

2012-11-23 18:04

Johannesburg - The government was targeting poor people because they did not have the money to defend themselves, expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema told a group of people on Friday in Lenasia, where houses were demolished.

"They target those who don't have money," Malema said.

He pointed to a block of flats near to where some houses had been demolished.

He said the government would not demolish the flats, because it knew the people who owned them had the money to take them to court.

"You'll find these ones [the flat owners] have a hand in it [the demolitions] because they want to expand [their own building]."

The African National Congress was turning on its people, Malema said.

"It can't be that the ANC... is eating its own people," he said.

"They must give you alternative land. You must have a piece of land. It's your right to have a piece of land."

Malema told the group not to start rebuilding their houses, but to find alternative accommodation until a solution was found.

"Those who have suffered from demolition, be strong. We want you to be compensated... you've been crooked," he said.

"We've come to give you support, even if there is nothing we can do. We can tell you: your pain is our pain."

Community members sang and danced when Malema arrived in Lenasia extension 13.

Women stood around shouting: "I love Juju".

Malema inspected the area. He was joined by suspended ANCYL spokesperson Floyd Shivambu and suspended secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.

Malema and his entourage climbed over the rubble of the demolished houses.

When Malema arrived at the front door of a woman's house, she ran and dropped to her knees at his feet and cried.

Malema comforted her, telling her "don't cry".

He said the woman was brave because when they tried to demolish her house she went inside, refusing to leave. In the end her house was spared.

"We salute this woman. She has courage," Malema said.

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-11-23 18:12

    And now they are trying to bring back malema to divert the attention away from the nkandla issue. Their little agent who are doing all the dirty word behind the scenes for them LOL.

      louwhan.hoffmann - 2012-11-23 18:42

      I don´t know what to think. Only and maybe that Malema could be a useful tool. If he spews negative sentiment about the ANC, I would like to think there mught be less votes for the ANC which I welcome.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-11-23 18:54

      Louwham: I think you meant to say a useless fool!

      steward.debruin - 2012-11-23 19:41

      @shirley, I think he did mean tool, just not the useful kind.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-11-23 19:50

      Juju is simply delusional. Unfortunately it seems as if this is what people want to hear...

      luther.kingsley.5 - 2012-11-23 22:58

      Apart from talking rubbish and stirring up violence can you name 1 good, constructive thing, just 1 thing of importance that Malema has achieved during his whole career?? - NOTHING, not 1. Yet he has many supporters, now I ask you what standard do these people set for themselves, what role models do they love. Unless 80% of the masses gets educated and uplifted soon we have no chance in hell of ever seeing competent and moral leaders in government.

  • Rhulani - 2012-11-23 18:12

    Correct julius, but they expect to get votes from them in 2014, aargh man

      henk63 - 2012-11-24 08:18

      They will get their votes, believe you me.

  • fort.horseman.7 - 2012-11-23 18:14

    I never thought id see the day where an organisation founded by Nelson Mandela would be involved in the destruction of poor peoples homes

      charmaine.paterson1 - 2012-11-23 18:56

      Which organisation are you referring to? The anc was around (with a different name) before Nelson Mandela was born. Mandela joined the anc in the forties, when that organisation was 30 years old. He was, however, a founding member of Umkhonto we sizwe.

  • raymond.dick.12 - 2012-11-23 18:21

    Dear News24 I did not read the article and I did not look at any ads. Why are you reporting on this person of no consequence? We just do not care what the thief has to say.

      mshiniboys - 2012-11-23 18:25

      Who is we?

      Cameron - 2012-11-23 18:32

      85% of SA mshini

      thifulufhelwi.masala - 2012-11-23 18:40 must léarn to speak for yourself not others. Y don't you make some headlines so that they can report about you. Anyway you are useless no one will read the article.

      johan.wilsnach - 2012-11-23 18:43

      Spot on bro. He is a citizen.

  • danie.malan - 2012-11-23 18:23

    The governing party which he was part and still want to be a member of... the pot blaming the lid now to score some points?

      johan.wilsnach - 2012-11-23 18:45

      But he has a point. The anc does not is is not concerned about the plight of the poor.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-11-23 19:02

      They must be pulling their hair out! I absolutely love it. I have no time for Julius, but he is pointing out government's failures to the people who probably don't know much about the corruption in the ANC. I wonder if he is involved in this new party? Seems as if he has an agenda, maybe doing some groundwork?

  • muke.matshaba - 2012-11-23 18:26

    Welcome back trouble maker

  • johanes.ntoagae - 2012-11-23 18:26

    u a right juju,,,how can tey expect vote from tem,,

  • lmadikwe - 2012-11-23 18:28

    Juju my President.....I LOVE JUJU.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-11-23 18:51


      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-11-23 20:02

      I would live with a paper bag over my head if I were you

      king.rasta.583 - 2012-11-23 21:22

      my president too

      karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-23 23:33

      Please vote for him so he can employ you on minimum wages and not pay you. He is known to do that.

      henk63 - 2012-11-24 08:21

      Yip, that's the best you have. My condolences.

  • trudiroos.potter - 2012-11-23 18:30

    And so he pops up again. Put them in your mansion in Sandton.

  • donald.perumal - 2012-11-23 18:32

    @ Julius Malema Firstly,I hope you fared well in your exams.Best of luck with the results.The govt also targeted you but you are rich!

  • Cameron - 2012-11-23 18:33

    And you doing a great job for the poor by not paying your taxes JuJu...

  • Poetry Pencil - 2012-11-23 18:35

    Its back! Who forgot to flush the chain?

  • Suzanne Viljoen - 2012-11-23 18:38

    OH EH EH! Malema DEFINITELY has a hidden agenda Lets see early next year!!!

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-11-23 18:52

      Dubula, it won't help to explain it to you because you're way too stupid to understand.

  • lmadikwe - 2012-11-23 18:39

    One for sure is that, the more this government continues to do these atrocious acts against it's own people, the more they give Juju, My Juju, a platform to address the disgruntled.

  • juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-11-23 18:41

    Well Juliass its the ANC you voted for. You get what you vote for. P.s. Hows it going with the illegal tendas? Haven't SARS locked you up yet?

      juan.prinsloo.750 - 2012-11-23 18:44

      Oh and by all means do take zipper down with you

  • richard.madhopershad - 2012-11-23 18:41

    Women stood around shouting: "I love Juju",... When Malema arrived at the front door of a woman's house, she ran and dropped to her knees at his feet and cried. WOMAN ARE SUPPORTING THIS CRIMINAL!!!

  • brolloks.enbittergal - 2012-11-23 18:46

    Implode (cANCer): Burst inwards. Oxford Dictionary 7th edition

  • grant.price.96 - 2012-11-23 18:47

    Malema, if you had any interest in actually helping those people you would have arrived with blankets, or food etc. Its easy to say how their pain is your pain when you can gat back into your SUV and drive back to your mansion in Sandton where your butler waits to serve you your 3 course meal which has been prepared by your personal chef. You are nothing more than a cheap, shallow populist fighting for your political career.

  • mmoledis - 2012-11-23 18:49

    Malema should not talk like that because he has millions he aquired wiht the expence of the poor because before his monies secrects were revealed he used to say he is speaking for the poor because he is poor, while he is using the poor to climb his ladder of success and self enrichment. As he was on the ruling party before being expelled he kept quite, and now he is talking about government on ANC doing that doing this, he should just keep quite as he is the same too, he is the other side of the same coin.

  • gordon.turner.37 - 2012-11-23 18:49

    When did become a right to own a piece of land? This insane concept rebates completely unreachable expectations and huge unhappiness. Urbanization is about packing people in. Billions of people in cities live in small flats, many in the richest places on earth.

      kseyffert - 2012-12-03 19:51

      Like I said, the boy is simply stupid! (Boy, as in child. Not as in black servant...)

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-11-23 18:53

    we v come to give you support even if there is nothing we can do juju tell people

  • paulo.vieira.77770 - 2012-11-23 18:56

    WOW! How short sighted you are Piero or idiotic in your thinking - Still trying to decide which is which. We might not like JUJU and his policies but these aren't shacks dude. They are real houses which people spent money and got bonds to build. They have title deeds which were issued fraudulently et al. They deserve to understand why they are being told to go. You would be to if you had no house, no land and still owed some bank huge money. Please understand the situation before you, like Juju, err on the side of being white.

  • mawandewonderman.mkuba - 2012-11-23 18:58

    It can't be that the ANC... is eating its own people, he said. You're damn right Malema.

      sangasiya.maneli - 2012-11-23 19:31

      Exactly brother he is 100% ryt, Juju waka, my President...

  • kseyffert - 2012-11-23 19:04

    Wipe your eyes out and this madman will be starting a political party of idiotic melcontents even worse than the current ANC crop. Then the fun starts...

  • andy.mku.9 - 2012-11-23 19:08

    this is the government we have voted in power today is eating its own people President Malema pls free us

      barry.mcbride - 2012-11-23 19:14


      lesley.shakongmaila - 2012-11-23 19:19

      I m really confused about our country!where is democracy en wht Govt did about that slave hu sold the land to the lenasia community???

      lesley.shakongmaila - 2012-11-23 19:22

      Ya our south Africa!u will create heart-attack to Tata,u Govt

  • ft.burhaak - 2012-11-23 19:17

    We nevr give credit where its due.From the regular comments i read,reminds me of a song 'I never met a nice South African' check on You tube.

      ft.burhaak - 2012-11-23 19:41

      The guy says hed been al over the world ,met kings and paupers,chiefs and princes,but never met a nice S African.But eventually when he did meet a nice S African,the S African was beaten up and thrown in jail.

  • truthbetold221 - 2012-11-23 19:20

    Is hibernation season over?

  • lesley.shakongmaila - 2012-11-23 19:28

    Yes is true!they says if u are rich u wil b like that 4ever n if poor also 4ever!

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-11-23 19:29

    And after you gve your 2c worth to these people you went home to your mansion and poured yourself a nice double shot of Johnny Walker 12 year old.

      douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-23 20:32

      Mixed with Fanta the bartenders tell me, to make it taste better.

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-11-23 19:30

    ANC,stop eating us.

  • stephens.msiza.9 - 2012-11-23 19:36

    The people of lenasia bought that land of which there was corruption frm government. Is not there fault. Instead of demolishin those house government was suppose to investigate first wht happen b4 taken that action. Demolishin is not a solution instead the suspects were suppose to b arrest the get money back frm them

      frankflower - 2012-11-23 19:52

      Ag, Liewe Here, nog ene wat nie kan spel nie!!! Listen carefully, write it down, it is called a DICTIONARY. It is quite helpful when one cannot spell.

      dbo.kacebisa - 2012-11-23 20:34

      See now thats the price you pay for buying things via backdoor. They were given notices for the past 18months so whose fault is it now when their houses are demolished?

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-23 20:47

      Its not his mother tongue Flackflower, dont make fun of people who did not have the previlage of getting the quality of education that you got. By the way who made a spelling analyst for News24? Get over your arrogant self Mr/Ms know-it-all

  • frankflower - 2012-11-23 19:38

    Where is Tsavendas when you really need him?

  • Xulu.Thulany.Xaba - 2012-11-23 19:48

    Lol u still alive he he heeeeeeeee!! This made my day,thanks Juju lol

  • michael.jackwood - 2012-11-23 19:48

    What is going on in this country, the other bishop want a monument built for criminals who were shot by police trying to kill police in Marikana, today the court has protected people who have stolen government property via bribery means and build houses, why must we celebrate lawlessness? And this Malema guy is comming with another nonsense again! Ey! Mzansi?

      Zahir - 2012-11-23 20:44

      Anc govt has not arrested any corrupt officials that faked the land sales why?

  • rasthami.m1 - 2012-11-23 19:50

    Poor leadership all round how can you elect some like nomvula to a premier ,electing through comradeship isn't do the country well incompetence in every ministral office is brought up by this some1 should be a minister by merit and credential not because his friend or his alliance is in power

  • ft.burhaak - 2012-11-23 19:54

    I have no idea why,but thanks,il frame it:)

  • dbo.kacebisa - 2012-11-23 20:04

    He couldnt let Zuma enjoy him moments of embarassment. He had to say something. Damn. Bet now he is back to his mansion braaiing with his goons and sipping the finest whiskey...methink Johnny Walker blue label or glenfiddich 21yrs. Did they really cheer when he walked in? Stupid sob

      sally.lewitt - 2012-11-23 22:15

      I'm jealous.. Also want Johnny Walker Blue Label!

  • comrade.shefu - 2012-11-23 20:05

    can't believe this is coming from Mr you are a small boy ,come out.The wisiest statement out of his endless list of senseless utterances.Is he coming from a refresher course at Venda University?I guess yes.

  • Simon Maabe - 2012-11-23 20:10

    Viva Julius Malema Viva!!! Viva Comrade Juju Viva!!! Viva Land Reformation Viva!!!

      dbo.kacebisa - 2012-11-23 20:30

      Ja ne land reformation? Now I understand why you support that one

  • asdhasgd - 2012-11-23 20:12

    I was actually considering he had been knocked on the head with some sense but when i read "It can't be that the ANC... is eating its own people," he said. "They must give you alternative land. You must have a piece of land. It's your right to have a piece of land." then i lost my Sh*t and went back to hating the fat f**k xD

  • teboho.martin.3 - 2012-11-23 20:34

    VIVA julius malema ViVa !keep up the Good work !even a blind man can see the leadership is turning back to its own up JUJU we are more than 100% behind you.

  • Danette Janse van Rensburg - 2012-11-23 20:35

    I, as a white South African do believe that Apartheid was wrong! I do hope this country will never go back to that! But honestly, as black South Africans, have you not realised that there has never been a black leader on the African continent that could govern a country! Do you want to be like all the other African countries where u depend on food packages! Fom white people!? There have never been to this date a country that survived under black leadership! And by the way, Obama is not black!

      Desi Moodley - 2012-11-23 21:17

      no you silly billy Obama is blue!

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-23 21:27

      Danette, I accept that you are racist, but whats hard foe me to sallow is that you are a stipid racist. That's sad indeed.

      comrade.shefu - 2012-11-23 21:35

      Obama is not black,Mandela is not black and Ian Khama of botswana is also not black they are all white.Hey you pink racist you've surprised me.

      sally.lewitt - 2012-11-23 21:56

      Sorry Danette, but your whole 'little waffle speech' is embarrassing and patronising towards my fellow black South Africans and you make me feel ashamed to be white.. I have great HOPE for our young democracy and there are great future BLACK Leaders in the making! Watch this space..

  • Zahir - 2012-11-23 20:40

    The distinction is Malema's demolished his sandton mansion and now he only has a plot but no house so he can't invite the poor to live with him

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-23 20:46

    WELCOME TO THE NEW APARTHEID ERA. THE ANC IS DOING EXACTLY WHAT THE NATS DID ALL THOSE YEARS AGO. FOR JOB RESERVATION READ BEE AND BBBEE. The victims must get legal representation and have a class action to force the ANC to compensate them fully for their losses. This ANC must take responsibility for its actions and make good on their promises and fix their mistakes.

  • tsndou - 2012-11-23 20:51

    First , it was Andries tatane, Marikana followed, then Lenasia demolition came about and recently a church was demolished in Diepkloof, Soweto of no apparent reason whilest the fight about the Zuma's resident at Inkandla is raging on. Ours is a very strange country!!!!!

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-23 20:53

    Juju is not a clever politician, he has committed political suicide. He played a big game and backed the wrong horse. He had everything going for him but instead he bit the hand that fed him and protected him. I bet he wishes he could turn back the clock. Sadly he would probably just do it again. All mouth and Zero brain.

  • Bafana Joseph - 2012-11-23 21:01

    malema is the man we are looking for... big up to JUJU

  • bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-11-23 21:13

    Just like you Juju you fatboy.

  • robert.j.traill - 2012-11-23 21:49

    Can't we please just leave Juju out of the news..... no-one cares what he thinks or says.... He only appears when something goes wrong. 'He Talks the talk', but can't walk the walk'. We need someone that can actually make a decision and has the power to help everyone and increase the way of living in RSA.

  • timothy.jenkin - 2012-11-23 21:55

    Hungry for power! Never hungry to lead, probably because his stomach doesn't agree with it.