I am the ANC, says Malema

2012-05-14 22:27

Johannesburg - Expelled ANCYL president Julius Malema said on Monday that he would never challenge his expulsion from the ANC in court, saying "I am the ANC, I can't take myself to court".

Malema said he still considered himself a member of the ANC, albeit an "expelled member".

He said he would never challenge his expulsion in court.

"I am the ANC, I can't take myself to court."

Malema said ANCYL leadership had been politically targeted during the disciplinary hearings, and said it was unfair they had not been allowed to disagree on policy issues.

It was his first media briefing since he was expelled from the ANC on April 24. The event was arranged by the National Press Club.


He said he and his grandmother had not sat in her kitchen and made a resolution on Botswana - it was an ANCYL decision.

Malema said there had been no sanctions against the people in the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal who had threatened to kill him.

It was because the ANCYL wanted radical economic change that it was targeted.

He thanked ANCYL supporters for their support and called on them to stay behind its leadership.

Malema said ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe had sent a letter to branches saying he could not speak there or on a public platform.

He would still travel to branches, but he would not force himself in places where he was not welcome, he said.

'A' leader, not 'the' leader

"I will lead this ANC. You must put it on the archive. I am going to be a leader of the African National Congress," he told reporters.

"It doesn't matter what time it takes, I will lead the African National Congress," he said.

"For a diamond to shine it goes through a thorough process of being polished."

Asked what he meant by "leader", Malema said he was speaking about being on a structure like a provincial executive committee, as he was before in his home province of Limpopo.

"That's why I'm saying: 'a' leader, not 'the' leader."

Tending cattle

He said he had returned to Johannesburg, not only because he was interested in reclaiming the presidency of the ANCYL, but because it had summoned him from Limpopo, where he had been tending cattle.

It was not his call to decide whether he would become president.

"It is for the membership of the youth league to make that call at that time," he said.

Malema was expelled from the ANC for unfavourably comparing the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma to that of former president Thabo Mbeki, and for remarks on bringing about regime change in Botswana.

Malema was flanked by Floyd Shivambu, the ANCYL's spokesperson, who was suspended from the ANC for three years for swearing at a journalist and for issuing a statement calling for a change of government in Botswana.

My blood is black, green and gold

Also with him was ANCYL secretary general Sindiso Magaqa, who was also suspended from the ANC, but whose period of suspension was reduced from three years to one year on appeal. He made derogatory remarks about Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba and the ANC's stance on nationalisation.

He would also not start a breakaway political party.

"It has never crossed my mind. I will never do that," Malema said.

"My blood is black, green and gold. I will die in the ANC. I will stay and sleep here, outside the gate of the ANC. My umbilical cord was buried here in the ANC."

  • Jackie - 2012-05-14 22:37

    Hehehehe News24 just like causing tension what is this, new story? I thought Malema is sleeping now, but again I think this articles goes to prove that the editor posted something and was actually at work. Nice overtime there my man O bosso wena

      Sean - 2012-05-14 23:33

      Doesn`t news24 have anything better to write about? This Malema sh@t is getting boring now !!!

      marnalouw - 2012-05-14 23:43

      @Sean I agree. I am sure HE is dictating this damn articles. So sick of Malema. - 2012-05-15 00:14

      hahaha. ke bossoooo??!!! busy drafting Malema articles

      henrileriche - 2012-05-15 04:36

      Well guys, Malema says he is coming back. Did anyone ever question why? The reason is Sexwale is saying he wants to be SA's new president. Did you forget who financed Malema, and who testified for him in court??? It was Sexwale! If he becomes president, it's obvious where his priorities lies, and that's is reinstating Malema, as he share's Malema's views!

      Oscar - 2012-05-15 04:55

      Henri, you are right. As with everything ells in the country even our criminals are mediocre compared to the rest of the world. Now if you replace out current main thief which has a grade 4 qualification with a businessman like Sexwale, I think corruption and plundering will be taken to new hights in this country.

      NrGx - 2012-05-15 07:22

      delusions of grandeur

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-05-15 08:01

      Some of you are complaining about New24 reporting on this guy again...... well if we don't post comments in reply(which they know we find hard not to)....then, no doubt News24 will stop ....but they are in the business to turn minor issues into major...and we kinda help them...don't we?

      GrootWitHaai - 2012-05-15 08:24

      ANC...Annoying Nuisance Cnut.

      Repline - 2012-05-15 08:40

      Lol. If he is 'the ANC' then why did he fire himself? It must be a first.

      Tsotsi-Baby - 2012-05-15 11:10

      President Malema deserves all the attention hes getting,without this gentleman we are doomed.Future of my kids is in Julius's hands. #Power to the people

      Alan - 2012-05-15 11:25

      Eish Tsotsi (aka Vanish Naidoo) ... methinks some people should just not have kids.

      Vicker - 2012-05-15 15:37

      Hey Malema, with that well defined paunch of yours you should more likely be singing: "I am the Walrus..."

  • Denny - 2012-05-14 22:57

    Malema is starting to sound a bit like Charlie Sheen during his "phase".

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-15 00:13

      No, it is far more sinister, he is starting to sound like gaddafi!!

      Mark - 2012-05-15 06:39

      'Zuma is a dictator! I AM the ANC.' Makes sense now, kinda. This nut job should be rubbed out (Don't take me out of context, agents, - rubbing out is rubbing out; we say what we mean and mean what we say). I think they need to reopen Camp Quatro and show Team Juju what happens to people that cross the liberation movement.

      Merven - 2012-05-15 07:33

      Lol, I think the cattle were too intelligent for Malema, now he is back in the midst of the ANCYL for conversation.

      Tsotsi-Baby - 2012-05-15 11:11

      Charlie lacks intellect,you cant compare the two. #Power to the people

      Alan - 2012-05-15 11:26

      yeah - in Charlie .. intellect is lacking ... in Fatboy - it is absent.

  • ulvenkai - 2012-05-14 23:02

    Spot the god-complex, much.

  • Jackie - 2012-05-14 23:07

    Boss ke mang (Who is the boss)? A boss is news24 publishers, a boss is a publishers who publishes the old article under the new heading and expect readers to read and then post non-article related comments Hahahaha news24 you take the cake, but I understand you gotta ensure that the daily hits statistics are maintained. A Boss dictates terms

  • Lekke - 2012-05-14 23:13

    Bla bla bla bla. Verball diarea.

      Phali - 2012-05-15 00:50

      enjoy urself bro

  • Vernon - 2012-05-14 23:15

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh.............into the abysssssss!!!!

  • karolo.peroni - 2012-05-14 23:20

    viva juju viva.. ANCYL - Malema

      Mark - 2012-05-16 18:09

      Mark - Just posted Report comment its your new president folks get used to it. the calm before the storm , history repeats itself . SA is history , leave the terrorists to rule they will eventually implode however not for the next 30 or 40 years.

  • seanpresherhughes - 2012-05-14 23:37


      joubert.joep - 2012-05-15 03:35

      Leave him now - your crap that you write about him makes him popular!

  • dave.prinsloo - 2012-05-14 23:40

    hahahahahaha! He's really embracing his new role as common clown. The Bushisms keep on coming. A laugh a minute -\Malema said he still considered himself a member of the ANC, albeit an\r\n\expelled member\.\ wow.great comedic writing.

      Chillizer - 2012-05-15 00:43

      Malema you are right

      john.matuludi.3 - 2012-05-15 03:01

      The problem with you is that you don't understand polotics.

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:39

      @John - I presume you are talking to Juju?

      boltonbarry - 2012-05-15 08:40

      And the problem with John. Matulidi you is that you don't know how to spell politics

  • setjeefloyds - 2012-05-14 23:41

    1001% juju fan. Viva comrade malema viva!!

      Sean - 2012-05-14 23:52

      lol !!

      Phali - 2012-05-15 00:51


      Nigel - 2012-05-15 08:34


      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:40

      Eish setjee .... you like the tenders eh?

      Aya - 2012-05-15 09:16


      Krish - 2012-05-17 22:04

      You fool there is no such thing as 1001%

  • thozi - 2012-05-14 23:46

    The kid needs help desperately. Now I know beyond absolute doubt that he's lost it. A referral to a good shrink may do the trick - over ten years or so.

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:41

      all that KFC - he sure needs a Shrink before he explodes. Imagine the mess if that lot exploded...eeeuuuuww

      Thozi - 2012-05-15 20:05

      @Alan Alan, I used the noun "shrink" to denote a psychiatrist (a specialist Medical Doctor qualified to treat mental disorders), not as a verb that means to "reduce" etc..

  • sakhi.TheNextKent.dlala - 2012-05-14 23:52

    hahahhahahahahahahahaa, This made my day/evening.

  • Marius De Bruin - 2012-05-14 23:53


      Phali - 2012-05-15 00:50

      thank u

      boltonbarry - 2012-05-15 08:46

      I have noticed that a lot of the Malema supporters on various articles don't have a clue how to construct a proper sentence and then can't even spell basic simple English words right. Who was it that said that if you can keep the masses uneducated you can control them ??

      Chrissie - 2012-05-15 16:54

      I agree!! IDIOT, CLOWN !!!

  • Ted - 2012-05-14 23:59

    Yesterday there was a Thai rhino poacher who was called That Thai Dung. Today we have a brand new cattle farmer and I think he is called That Cow Dung!

  • Nesti - 2012-05-15 00:00

    Witout u juju is cold on ANC plz hurry up,b4 we loose juju viva.

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:42


  • Nesti - 2012-05-15 00:01

    Witout u juju is cold on ANC plz hurry up,b4 we loose juju viva.

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:42

      eh again?

  • Sechaba30 - 2012-05-15 00:06

    We Love you Juju

      Phali - 2012-05-15 00:50


      Piet - 2012-05-15 01:48

      @ 30. U can't love him more than he loves himself !

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:43

      Yeah - we love you Juju - in your Orange Overall

      Aya - 2012-05-15 09:18

      Wa bua

      Kenny - 2012-05-15 09:59

      Please DO NOT send that retard to prison! He just might become South Africa's president!

      Alan - 2012-05-15 11:28

      @Kenny - Big Bubba is waiting for him there. whaahaa

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-05-15 00:31

    I wish he'd just go outside and play.

  • Carol - 2012-05-15 00:42

    Sean you hit the nail on the head!

  • Lambert - 2012-05-15 01:07

    Why does`nt he just start his own political party?

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:43

      No Tenders to sponsor him....

      Keith - 2012-05-16 09:29

      You mean Gay party !!!!

  • theunis.botha.96 - 2012-05-15 01:08

    Oh dear lawrd!What a pity if you don't realise your teeth has been kicked inn!

  • jazzmatt69 - 2012-05-15 01:34

    Malema is an anagram for am lame... which is definitely what that moogoo is!

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:44

      am a lame mal male

  • Faith - 2012-05-15 01:48


      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:44

      er - you mean Vavi.... Vavi Vavi

      Aya - 2012-05-15 09:19

      viva juju..

      Alan - 2012-05-15 11:30

      ah- Juju - reapeat after me .. Viva Vavi .. Viva Vavi...

  • Keith - 2012-05-15 01:48


      Nyiks11 - 2012-05-15 08:43

      awee my gazi , dzy weet mos

  • Nockx - 2012-05-15 01:55

    Dude you are expelled from the ANC, how can you function without you? You nitwit.. You so F@(ken dumb it hurts.. Wtf is wrong with you?

      Theo - 2012-05-15 07:58

      Ya i am sure he have a major brain disorder...

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:45

      disorder? more like 'missing'

  • Alank1949 - 2012-05-15 03:02

    For heaven sake stop these stupid damned articles about Malema. He cannot even herd cattle therefore he has come back after a week or two of doing that to talk trash again. Are you trying to destroy News 24 by putting this type of article out. WE ARE TIRED OF IT AND WE DO NOT CARE WHAT MALEMA DOES OR SAYS, so please write about some other news item of worth.

      jafet.maclean - 2012-05-15 09:08

      Then stop commenting on it !!!!

  • niel.burger.5 - 2012-05-15 03:06

    Tending cattle.........? Stay right there......! Don't need woodwork for that one......!

  • moyas2 - 2012-05-15 03:07

    So says he, speaking from his broken soap box. Poor boy still hasn't accepted that he's a has been.

  • promise.ozuzu - 2012-05-15 03:17

    That is the spirit man,no matter how long it takes! I believe you,it may be 10yrs 20yrs 100yrs from now,but my brother i believe!!!

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:45

      work on 100 ....

      Alan - 2012-05-15 08:46

      Doubt if your liver will make another 5 though....

  • promise.ozuzu - 2012-05-15 03:18

    That is the spirit man,no matter how long it takes! I believe you,it may be 10yrs 20yrs 100yrs from now,but my brother i believe!!!

      Vigie - 2012-05-15 05:52

      dream on, but dont forget 2 wake

      IcemanGP - 2012-05-15 06:54

      Yup at a 140yrs he'll be back in nappies again.

      Zahir - 2012-05-15 07:09

      He will be in yoof league at 80 ? Still trying to nationalise everything

      Aya - 2012-05-15 09:23

      @Vigie, atleast he's got dreams and big ones, what r ur dreams

      Kenny - 2012-05-15 10:03

      @ Aya - And your dreams is so that an idiot can lead you. "Just between you and I, GOOD LUCK ON THAT ONE".

  • Nicky van der Vlies - 2012-05-15 03:42

    keith bru why dont you bend him over like a 28 and make him ur bitch????

      Keith - 2012-05-16 18:09

      Nicky I will compensate you to give him that service bru.Maybe you got the right donkey in ur yard otherwise Malema will scratch in your yard .You know what I mean?? please bru handle him Obamy already approved man to man marry thing and whatever.

  • Shannon-lea - 2012-05-15 03:54

    How thick can one get???? Unbelievable. His level of intellegence is mind blowing. He's some little after thought now.

  • Nonhlanhla Ngubeni - 2012-05-15 04:18

    Somebody PLEASE help this man!!which planet is he at?

      Aya - 2012-05-15 09:27

      He is from planet earth. He is not a coward, he just doesnt throw the towel, he is got dreams and thats what a man does. He is not just any leader.

      Kenny - 2012-05-15 10:05

      @ Aya - Last famous person who had dreams got assinated, please let him keep on dreaming!

      Alan - 2012-05-15 11:32

      The aliens have landed.

  • henrileriche - 2012-05-15 04:38

    To prove my point, also read the Afrikaans article. -

  • Marc - 2012-05-15 04:40

    Ignore and mock this guy at your own peril!

      Deana - 2012-05-15 04:48

      Hate to agree with yoU! He reminds me of Eddie Amin, crazy, wild eyes.

      Philip - 2012-05-15 06:53

      @ Marc- couldnt agree more, there is something brewing under all this nonsense, but serious it is. @ Deaana, the rest of the world is calling him a young Idi Amin, that is cause for concern, if this little muppet gets control of the contry, we will have problems. but for now, he needs to get control of his bowels and stop letting the S*#T pour out of his mouth!

  • luzuko.qongo - 2012-05-15 05:00

    Juju the cattle farmer: cow dung is what is coming out of your mouth! You made your bed, now lie on it, nuthead... Stick to farming, thats if you can pull that one off.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-05-15 05:02

    This article is about as exciting as watching paint dry. YAAWWWWWWNNNN...

  • Ro - 2012-05-15 05:33

    Time for the ahole to retire. He is so stupid he still doesnt get it why he was kicked out. Its because he is a rude, boorish uneducated lout.

      Christopher - 2012-05-15 05:47

      U mst nt touch that one of uneducated cos he better than ur president zuma who does not even passed grade 1.\Now we r laughing stock over the continent cos of uneducated president

  • stephanus.dupreez - 2012-05-15 05:46

    Eating steak doesn't mean your tending cattle!

  • ziphok1 - 2012-05-15 06:00

    For those of you who have been calling for Zuma's head. You guys have something common with Juju, he has been singing that song for a while. And the chances are any one who will replace Zuma will have Juju on his pocket lol.

      collen.masetla - 2012-05-15 06:30

      Oh, are you the next one to be impregnanted by zuma? I mean his pants are always down and you seem to be clapping hands....zuma is out, just listen carefully to what Malema said, he seem to be knowing more and far much better than most people.

      ziphok1 - 2012-05-15 06:57

      Collen I don't give a f**k about your fat Juju or your Zoomer. You ANC sheep's may be worried about the out come of who will the your president, we not.

      Thabang - 2012-05-15 08:34

      @ziphok1..sisi you sound like a very disturbed girl..are you sure yo medication was taken this morning..cos you sounding like that black AWB guy..on the real would you rather be a puppet for the white people then your own,after what they did to your forefathers..yap you sounding crazi alright

      Paul - 2012-05-15 09:05

      oh Thabang...grow up! I salute you zipho. This is not a black-white thing. This is one individual that has one hell of a god-complex, which could be dangerous for every South African. Remember guys, Mugabe, Stalin,Hitler, Pot etc all killed their OWN people if they didn't agree with them...Malema is already showing signs of a malicious dictator. "Radical economic change"... I am pretty sure he is not going to share his range rover and multimillion rand mansion in Sandton with his followers...Wake up Thabang... South Africa is going to turn into George Orwell's Animal Farm if he isn't stopped now... Remember, there were only a few "pigs" who screwed the rest of the animals, and there is no guarantee that you will be one of the "pigs".

      Rob - 2012-05-15 09:20

      Paul: Are those guys before you for real? Maybe they need a lesson in cause and effect. Let's start with "you talk stupid and people thing you are stupid". If they are the future of SA whatever the political dispensation it looks bleak indeed.

  • Carry - 2012-05-15 06:10


  • collen.masetla - 2012-05-15 06:18

    ...And you will lead this ANC, trust me. I'm one of those who will never change my mind about that. JULIUS MALEMA IS THE ANC AND THE ANC IS JULIUS MALEMA. ONE DAY YOU WILL LEAD IT AND THIS MIGHT BE SOONER THAN WE THOUGHT.

      Aya - 2012-05-15 09:33

      Bua com..

      Krish - 2012-05-17 22:12

      It will be too late. The ANC will be extinct in a few years from now.

  • Warren - 2012-05-15 06:19

    "I am the ANC", says Malema. More like without the ANC he is nothing.

      collen.masetla - 2012-05-15 06:28

      Yes, true that. And he MUST lead it one day.

  • Andile - 2012-05-15 06:22

    The National Press Club saw that their income was declining 'exponentially' with this Malema out of the lime light. They really are opportunistic, as I once said before the 'Club' was using Malema to achieve whatever they want to achieve. And that the 'Club' was giving this boy wings. Now they are desperate for news so they call Malema. Talking about the media being 'free and independent'

      collen.masetla - 2012-05-15 06:27

      Tsek andile son, u dnt hv any impact

  • Peter Zylstra - 2012-05-15 06:29

    This idiot is close to being 40 years of age and he considders himself part of the youth! wake up ! Acting like a child does not make you child! Maybe if he starts acting like an adult, which he is, he will be taken more seriously!

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-05-15 06:30

    Tending cattle? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!! Ja sure...

  • collen.masetla - 2012-05-15 06:32

    So we putting A HUGE ROCK in zuma's way. Thank you JUJU for NEVER DIE SPIRIT.

  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-05-15 06:38

    I thought male ma is doing a political science\r\nAt ans ,I agree with him he is the future leader ,take this historic organisation it belong,anc used to be one of the respected political party before pulukwane 2007.

  • Cedric Papa-Junior Kgatla - 2012-05-15 06:52

    We dont need people like Julias to lead the country,the strugle is over! If he can one day lead with the same idiology,our country wil suffer economic resession,black majority and the working class will suffer most..Top dog,BBee and likes julias wont even suffer they are millionr...watchout dont just open big mouth we dont want to be like Zimbzbwe...

  • Jason - 2012-05-15 06:53

    You idiots moan about the malema coverage but continue to post. Stop posting on malema related stories and maybe the stories will stop.

      Cameron - 2012-05-15 06:59

      Yeah you're right but it won't stop the media from reporting on him.