Jackson Mthembu a drunkard - EFF

2012-09-27 19:02

Johannesburg - ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu was "intoxicated-inspired" when he criticised expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Thursday.

"The drunkard went to the extent of calling president Julius Malema a 'menace and a monster' in a very childish and intoxicated-inspired fashion," the EFF said in a statement.

Mthembu had criticised Malema in an interview with eNCA on Wednesday.

"Can you imagine Julius Malema becoming president of the country? Oh, dear God, may that day never dawn in our lifetime, or that of our children," Mthembu reportedly said.

The EFF accused Mthembu of criticising Malema to hide a conspiracy against the expelled youth leader, led by President Jacob Zuma.

"The drunkard was weakly trying to deny the reality that Mr Jacob Zuma is behind attempts of the state to arrest and detain president Julius Malema as a way of suppressing political dissent," the organisation said.

Mthembu was arrested for drunken driving in Cape Town in 2010. He admitted guilt in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court where he was issued a R12 000 fine.

The fighters said it had it "on good authority" that the government was working to prevent Malema from interacting with workers and soldiers.

Bad person

They also claimed the recent deployment of the military to Marikana was a direct response to the "Malema threat".

The EFF said Mthembu had also called Malema a "monster and menace".

"If there are people who are monsters and menaces in South Africa it is those who abuse alcohol and drugs, and Jackson Mthembu is not only one of them, but produces more from his home and cannot even manage to keep them there," it said.

Mthembu had also reportedly said Malema should never have been an ANC member because he was a bad person.

Malema should stop lobbying opinion on whether President Jacob Zuma should be nominated as ANC leader, Mthembu said.

"He's not even a member of the ANC. He can't nominate anybody. People join the ANC voluntarily, but then they're required to maintain certain values, and Julius couldn't do it."

Mthembu also warned any ANC leaders who might be contemplating support of Malema, who faces charges of money laundering.

"He's too factious... he thinks he's everything. He might support a leader now, but he'll do a complete about-face within three years," he said.

  • - 2012-09-27 19:10

    The media should stop trying to legitimise faceless organizations like the FYL, noe EFF and then what? These are persona non-grata in our political vocabulary. Don't try to glorify them by giving them these fancy names. S*-t is what it is by any other name.

      tsotsibaby - 2012-09-27 19:27


      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-27 20:27

      I'm still busy working, so I'm also an Economic Freedom Fighter. This bunch don't belong in the club because they don't want to work, they just want everything given to them.

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-09-28 10:42

      ahhh yes - the wonderful politics of name-calling by the youth league and the youth league wannabes! That one is this, the other one is that! Wonderful display of intelligent discussions... FAIL

  • mcmwax.chinsolo - 2012-09-27 19:11

    And the circus goes on!!

      andres.dewet - 2012-09-27 20:03

      Who the hell is EFF? When did they get an acronym. After FYL and EFF, we should have NEBD (No-Education But Demands) and LCDNW (Limpopo Can Do No Wrong), whilst they support the NWEE (Nationalisation Without Economic Evidence) group, who are aligned to the DLA (Demagogues Leaders Anonymous) group, funded by the TAP (Tenderpreneurs Alliance of Polokwane).

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-27 20:21

      Kids enjoy the madness. Welcome to the lunatics world where insanity equals excellence.

  • smalefane - 2012-09-27 19:15

    Methinks Malema is also always high on something. And yes, government has to stop him from interacting with soldiers. You can't try to score cheap political points with the country's last line of defense. We don't want a civil war.

  • jomardl - 2012-09-27 19:20

    What so every word uttered by every faceless ANCYL drone is now NEWS? Give me a break News24!

  • FinalJustice - 2012-09-27 19:26

    Why wouldn't they name the spokesperson of the EFF's? Bloody agents.

  • dave.abner.56 - 2012-09-27 19:27

    How the hell can you call yourself economic freedom fighters when you can't even spell macro-economics. These idiots need a wake up call.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-27 20:24

      @Dave ~ Do they even know what macro economics is?

  • nkhangwe.madzivh - 2012-09-27 19:28

    I had the same prayer about Jacob zuma,"Jacob zuma as a president??"i pray for the day not to come,he finally became a president

  • B.b. - 2012-09-27 19:30

    Ncoooaaah cheap politics lol lol lol

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-27 19:53

      Who in their right mind would believe that trash?

  • vincent.vinsaint - 2012-09-27 19:31

    I was perplexed what's that sorghum smell coming from my TV set? For a lil' while I thought wire shot...I was was from Mthembu's mouth! A!

  • Sidney Olifant - 2012-09-27 19:32

    YES tell it like it is JACKSON at last someone has the BALLS to tell him whats on everyones mind GIVE ThAT MAN A BELLS.....

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-27 19:44

      And a Carling Black Label!

      clivegoss - 2012-09-27 20:49

      A double please

  • BulletProof. - 2012-09-27 19:46

    The truth comes out when you are drunk!!!

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-27 19:49

      Liquor and truth are not best buddies, they don't mix. Hey!

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-09-27 19:47

    Now it is EFF hahahahahaha

  • mike.down.5492 - 2012-09-27 19:51

    Isn't it so purile that anything uttered either by Malema or his sycophants takes the form of childish name calling and petty insults. This is not adult behavior but kindergarden cr%p and really is this the material of leadership??

      siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-27 19:58

      The kind of a \leadership\ foistered down our throats by the ruling part. Heavens help us all!

  • justice.muzila - 2012-09-27 19:54

    Who is the worst drunkard spokesperson in south africa.

      Mduduzi Mthethwa - 2012-09-27 19:59

      Malema n his cronies are drunkerds themselves they drink Heineken that is why he has a big tummy

  • mkhuseli.njamela - 2012-09-27 19:58

    Ha ha ha Mr Mthembu...

  • tshivhombelaf - 2012-09-27 20:15

    Does he only get drunk when the comments do not suit you?

  • Ntambolicous - 2012-09-27 20:16

    U have to see the humour here kwaaaa kwaaaa tlt tlt tlt wkaaa stomach cramps tjo tjo tjo me thinks it's true Jackson should have been fire in 2010 period now he's become a joke and so the show goes on EFF A.K.A FYL vs Zuma cadres. Politicians should remember this saying 'Respect can never be demanded, you earn it' and Jackson is doomed klaar

  • Phil.Kleynhans - 2012-09-27 20:17

    Out of the mouth of the suckling comes the truth

  • Tim Elliott - 2012-09-27 20:20

    This ANC bickering is the closest we will ever get to watching a GOON show!It is just so sad and pathetic to have to endure so called 'leaders' behaving like this.There must be many black South Africans who must cringe at this illogical stupidity.

  • ntshikovhele - 2012-09-27 20:25

    Yah its getting tougher and tougher, first it was FYL now EFF, i wonder what it will called after Mangaung

      watsongeorgejan - 2012-09-28 08:42

      How about, Zamazamas or Tata ma chances?

  • ntshikovhele - 2012-09-27 20:25

    Yah its getting tougher and tougher, first it was FYL now EFF, i wonder what it will called after Mangaung

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-09-27 20:33

    The question is will the ANCYL and the ANC cadres kiss and make up?

  • mphela.kelatu - 2012-09-27 20:34

    he must go 'n fetch his suentjie @ mtn taxi !!!

  • - 2012-09-27 20:35

    Oh for Eff sakes, please Eff of with the Juliarse and co stories.

      croix.mactee - 2012-09-28 05:40


  • Chikane - 2012-09-27 20:38

    How does this drunkard indulge? Bottle, Glass or can? Ohhhh I forgot he takes straight from everversent traditional pot, bloody drunkard!

      Mduduzi Mthethwa - 2012-09-27 20:50

      Chikane u n yo 'hero'(Malema) are a great drunkards. U dont know anything abt the ANC u only know what Malema is telling u. U bloody agent doti

      raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-27 23:00

      Hi chikane . How are you? Still all worked up by wrongs committed against you I see. I love how you straight away go with the drunkard line. So unless you have anything of value to add please refrain from posting your obvious malemaisms . You my friend make me embarrassed to be a south African. You are a coward hiding behind mommy malemas skirt. I bet the only good idea you have ever had involved a coat hanger. Why don't you just do the responsible thing and remove yourself from the gene pool and while you are at it take mommy malemas with you.

  • sefako.mokgalaka - 2012-09-27 20:39

    News24 please give us news worthy news. we are being tortured day and night with very childish fights between and amongst former friends that have become corrupt. We need stories that build the country and sell the uniqueness of our country to the rest of the world.

  • zamumzi.njamela - 2012-09-27 20:44

    Our country lacks leaders of Baba Mandelas calibre,discipline,selflessness and dedication to the cause of the people,as long as those values do not exist in their hearts and minds of our leadears south africa is not gona serve the poor voters.

  • Michael - 2012-09-27 20:46

    Julius was expelled from ANC without any fear, he continued to address gatherings insulting Zuma everywhere in the country, accross all provinces in SA, he was allowed to say all he wanted to say without any intimidation, thereis nothing Malema wanted to say about Zuma that he didnt say, why would Zuma want to arrest him now, I think fact is Malema allegerdly bebefited from fraudelent tenders from Limpopo, that must be tested in courts and if Malema is innocent, then thats also fine.

      krish.reddy.104 - 2012-09-27 21:55

      My friend wait for it. Worst to follow. When all this is over and Zuma wins a second term He will sue Malema for all his worth for defamation of character. That is why the silence.

      paseka.khetsi - 2012-09-28 17:34

      @Krish.\r\nWhy must he wait for 2nd term,what if he is defeated,will he still sue,Zapiro still waiting for his day in court.

  • malu.ratau - 2012-09-27 20:50

    Sorry bra Jacky,it your time to drink every day until Mangaung!!!

  • thando.ramncwana - 2012-09-27 20:55


  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-27 21:05

    Fortunately we all know that Julius Malema and cohorts are teetotalers. They just pretend they like the more expensive stuff usually sold only in liquor outlets.

  • Benigna Skosana - 2012-09-27 21:26

    i dont wish to be alive wen/if Julius malema becomes a president, that guy is an embarrassment to the society, stupid people like him need not to be entertained

  • thulanit3 - 2012-09-27 21:28

    Malema is a monster and menace

  • cfakazi - 2012-09-27 21:47

    I get the best comedy from listening to Malema and his crew(EFF). They explicitly tell it like it is. Jackson and his nyaupe addict son. JZ also is a victim of these boys. But the lesson is the type off political leadership we have in this country.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-27 22:01

    Jackson Mthembu is an honest hero.

  • heinrich.fillis - 2012-09-27 22:05

    kyk hoe lyk daai broe se tanne van allie umcomboti syp!!

  • frederikrudolph.vandyk - 2012-09-27 22:16

    Who on earth is the EFF? And the FYL? Are they united? What is going on???

  • Thobile Lugwadu - 2012-09-27 22:25

    Mthembu must have drunk cheap wine for quite some time. His lips, which resemble cabbage leaves,as well as missing teeth, tell me that the man has endured may punches in his life. Hahahaha...yhhhu

  • roction.mashifane - 2012-09-28 11:22

    yaha he even produses drug addicts and drunkards, shooo this one is a knock down, they say he cannot even manage his famaly affair, ehh who will then?, maibe the druglords eishh tse bohloko ga di fele nehh! Mthebu le wena wa sogelana man!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-28 15:32

    Economic Freedom Fighters?. Who are they?.

  • Duncan Phopi - 2013-06-13 18:29

    the truth so be told u insult malema, wen he defend his ideas u feel threaten and attempt to suppress him. leave malema alone to empower the most vunerable and marginalised people( blacks,whites,old,young and youth).

  • Luka Mahlangu - 2014-11-07 07:51

    In 2010 when Mr.Mthembu was arrested, the road traffic officer who arrested him made statement and said, "in my 20 years of being the traffic officer, it is the first time I arrest a motorist for drunken driving on a Thursday morning at quarter to eight." Without being bias,this was a very creative statement. From personal level, I cant understand how a person gets it right to be drunk on a Thursday morning. Usually people get drunk on Fridays afternoon until Monday morning.

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