Malema's white boy

2012-04-01 15:45

Johannesburg - He might not be wearing the beret (yet) but the young student from Johannesburg has already learnt a lot from his “mentor”, Julius Malema, about handling the media.

“I don’t talk to the press, thanks,” was all an apparently shy Jonathan Ovadia said before hanging up when City Press called him at the arranged time yesterday (Saturday) morning.

Ovadia – according to his Facebook page a former student of King David High School in Johannesburg and studying business at Harvard University – shot to fame when Malema introduced him during a ANC Youth League event at Wits University on Friday night.

Malema’s protégé was nowhere to be found at first mention, but later knocked on the hall doors to enter and was called to the stage by a delighted Malema. Ovadia left again soon after his stage appearance.

Malema introduced an apparently nervous Ovadia as the “white youngster I had taken under my wing”.

Presenting Ovadia to the audience, Malema said: “This is Jonathan. I have mentored him in radical politics and a non-racial South Africa.”

Malema added that they should both live side-by-side and share the country’s riches.

Malema has recently gone out of his way to woo white people, telling the National Press Club a week ago he didn’t want to drive whites into the sea.

On Friday he said: “If we say the land belongs to us, it doesn’t mean white South Africans should be driven to the sea. If you chase them away, where would they go?

"They have no option, they are stuck here with us,” he said, to much laughter and claps from the almost exclusively black audience.

Malema said whites should share their land.

  • menzik - 2012-04-01 11:42

    Full of surprizes... Didnt see this one coming

      Warren - 2012-04-01 16:11

      He must be the white domestic worker Malema was talking about. Lol.

      Vusi - 2012-04-01 16:37

      Something isn't Kosher here. According to his Facebook info he matriculates from King David only in 2013 and then will graduate at Harvard in 2017. It takes a bit more than dreaming about Harvard in Grade 11 to actually get admitted into any of the Harvard programs. What I am saying is he won't get accepted into Harvard until he has matriculated here and then wrote his American entrance exams and then gone through the very strict acceptance process of Harvard. I think the Harvard bit on his Facebook information is BS, no wonder he is hanging around with Malema. One of my friends have just been accepted into Harvard, so I know all about the hell he went through getting in.

      Dawood - 2012-04-01 16:39

      Maybe he just wants contracts too..He probably wants to also wear a Breitling..LOL

      Dawood - 2012-04-01 16:57

      EISSSSHHHH...salt in the wound

      Jessica - 2012-04-01 17:53

      April fools day :)

      Jessica - 2012-04-01 17:55

      You can see that was photo shopped hah hahha

      Refugee - 2012-04-01 18:03

      if i had a chance i would as well so i could also be set for life ....Zille only gives you a car and petrol card for being black and wearing a DA t-shirt . although every now and then you have to pose with her when she comes by the townships

      Eric - 2012-04-01 18:30

      I always suspected JooJoo of batting for the other side!

      Martin - 2012-04-02 06:58

      VUSI, i bet his malemas male escort, or this prooves that malema is nigerian, cos its only them with "white boys" hahahah

      J-Man - 2012-04-02 09:25

      What does it say about this guy when you have Malema as your "mentor"....

      henrileriche - 2012-04-02 10:02

      Posted on the 1st of April. He was in on the joke.

      tera.gaju - 2012-04-02 10:57

      South African politics will never be the same without him. He makes sense but we prefer not to listen to him and the media are using him as prostitut to sell news paper based on their agenda not the facts. The media never tells us about the facts.

      Hugh - 2012-04-02 10:58

      It is called Survivor. He would surely win his million if he were a candidate.

      Mattewis - 2012-04-02 11:05

      Who's the poor schmuck they managed to convince to participate in this rather corny April Fool's joke?

      Ed - 2012-04-02 11:53

      one of them must be trying to get laid...hmmm, maybe both of them actually.

      radlegend - 2012-04-02 13:36

      anyone have a link to his facebook so i can read and laugh some more??

      Jacqui - 2012-04-02 14:12

      Vusi, sure thing and Harvard cost a lot of money. Hasn't he got some anti government stuff on his Facebook page?.

      Boeretroos - 2012-04-03 13:15

      Malema said whites should share their land.??? With Him I suppose ? Him and Jonathan ?? Big red flags are flying for the whites - get ready for the second wave of Pan-Africanism coming soon. Volkstaat !

      James - 2012-04-03 13:47

      Free ride in and out of Harvard... change your name to Obama.

      James - 2012-04-03 13:59

      BTW Sumerian writings and recent excavation proves "King Davids" empire was nothing but a tiny Village.

  • o2ctse - 2012-04-01 15:06

    what he is doing is a political strategy.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-02 06:59

      What he is doing us a laugh a minute.

      reflection.moment - 2012-04-02 10:56

      lol, seriously this makes my every day. :)

  • smohloli - 2012-04-01 15:54


  • Nicola - 2012-04-01 15:58

    I think that this is an April fools joke.... Mr Malema HATES anyone that is white and this young chap looks white to me. Since when has he changed his opinion?

      malcolm.molver - 2012-04-01 16:07

      It's not a joke. Hard to believe I know. But Carien du Plessis confirmed on Twitter that it's a genuine story.

      Annietjie - 2012-04-01 16:13

      LOL, must be April fool's joke.

      Annietjie - 2012-04-01 16:15

      Not only white, jewish too. Why not use a real boertjie?

  • braams - 2012-04-01 15:58

    If Malema was white, would the headline have read "Malema's black boy", I wonder...

      Alfred - 2012-04-01 16:44

      News24's offices would have been burnt to the ground and the editor would have been necklaced.

      Fourhundredkg - 2012-04-01 22:42

      Le, last time I checked, calling someone "boy" was pejorative.

  • Econwald - 2012-04-01 15:59

    nice one

      Antebellum - 2012-04-02 16:22

      Kolobe, I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me what "transformation" means in the South African context. It gets thrown around on a daily basis yet no one knows what it means. I'm sure you won't define it either, because you would have to expose its racist nature. Untill someone defines it we'll have to stick with generally excepted definition: "Whites OUT blacks IN"

  • hoyingomane - 2012-04-01 16:03

    "to much laughter and claps from the almost exclusively black audience"Julius Malema is not a racist but News24 is.

      radlegend - 2012-04-02 13:43

      And i love how people thumbs down your comments when you "said it like it is". People have a hard time accepting the truth. Everyone seems to love living in a dream world full of lies. *ignorance and ignoring is bliss*

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-01 16:04

    What a joke Malema is using this poor sap so the public wont realise what a big racist he is

      infijar.ken - 2012-04-01 17:37

      Well, he did show his racist tendencies wit that final comment: "They have no option, they are stuck here with us!” So he sees a "Them" and "Us", why is this not considered racist?

      Hettie - 2012-04-02 11:21


      Jacqui - 2012-04-02 14:16

      Le, go back to school.

  • elewies - 2012-04-01 16:07

    Sorry this MUST be an April Fools joke! Newspapers do it all the time... Best one was in a British paper claiming Prime Minister Cameron is in talks with network agencies about a possible reality show to search for new ministers as he wants his party 'to connect more with the British public'

      Jacqui - 2012-04-02 14:18

      Le, you keep calling everyone fool. It takes one to know one. Grow up.

      Johan - 2012-04-03 07:36

      Don't sweat Jacqui, Le is a fist class idiot.

  • joubert.joep - 2012-04-01 16:07

    I just love that beret on Malema's head... LOL It looks like a panty.

      Memb - 2012-04-01 16:11

      Looks like just another "shower cap" to me. Where are you Zap?

      spartanx93 - 2012-04-01 17:45

      pitty the panty is stuck to an oversized tampon.

      Jacqui - 2012-04-02 14:19

      It looks like a mushroom.

      Rodney - 2012-04-02 16:57


      indianajohn - 2012-04-02 17:12

      Yes but a panty contains something far more useful.

  • barend.barney.schwab - 2012-04-01 16:08

    lmfao What are you doing white boy or are you our april fools joke

  • Rudolph - 2012-04-01 16:09

    April fool hoax

      Annietjie - 2012-04-01 16:14

      for sure

      Dawood - 2012-04-01 16:42

      C'mon barend & Annietjie...die blanke steel net soveel..they all want a share in the corrupsheeeen

  • alex.apathetic - 2012-04-01 16:10

    "They have no option, they are stuck here with us,” - Yes unfortunately we are.

      Abisali - 2012-04-01 17:24

      Speak for yourself!!! *lol*

      Hettie - 2012-04-02 11:46


      indianajohn - 2012-04-02 17:13

      Dawood f*ck off. I'm as South African as you are, and from what I can tell, more deserving of the title too.

  • ErnaJacobs - 2012-04-01 16:11

    lame april fool joke

      Wesley - 2012-04-01 16:34

      Good observation you are right

  • Jacques Dawid De Villiers - 2012-04-01 16:12

    This is so an April fools

  • bzengetwa - 2012-04-01 16:13

    Juju is not racist, he is leukophobia. So sometimes he does overcome his fear e.g this article.

  • Wesley - 2012-04-01 16:19

    Some tender connection somewhere

  • Ian - 2012-04-01 16:20

    maybe another commie wannabee looking for a handout, guess what son, you are getting f all, juju only looks after juju, got it now, no you said, ok next, move on lad

  • Gregory - 2012-04-01 16:24


  • mukansisr.1 - 2012-04-01 16:25

    if it was the 70th the headline was gonna go like ''Tere'Blanche black boy'' #laughintothedeath#

  • Morne - 2012-04-01 16:35

    Malema is not well!

  • Bernard - 2012-04-01 16:37

    Once again, he shows us what a POLOTICIAN is, with this tactic... Learn from Ian Douglas Smith, he was not a crowd pleaser, he stood for truth and stood his ground NO MATTER WHAT... he was a STATESMAN, learn from the greats Malema! Stick to what you believe, but remember we all have a right whatever colour to share the wealth of South Africa please?

  • Rudolph - 2012-04-01 16:40

    April fool hoax

      Dawood - 2012-04-01 17:51

      you're wishing Rudolph...Ovadia's one intelligent boytjie..and he's making ur ass burn...he he he

      Arthur - 2012-04-01 19:26

      Actually I think Ovadia's ass is the one that's burning...

  • jamesallend - 2012-04-01 16:40


  • marumobongani - 2012-04-01 16:41

    screw them they better quit politics this is not a place for gimmicks hitler's black boy this is no place for sh*t

  • edandchris - 2012-04-01 16:41

    Is it not the 1st of April today!!!! Jewish white boy studying at Harvard I don`t think so some how!!!!!He would of had more sense than to be on the same stage as that idiot!!

      Johan - 2012-04-03 07:41

      Maybe Malema hopes to get a mahala degree from Harvard.

  • Irene - 2012-04-01 16:47

    Jonathan Ovadia should hang his head in shame to sharing a stage with this ignorant bafoon.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-04-01 16:48

    So now Malema rolls out the white boy to "prove" that he loves the whiteys. This is like the old days when whiteys had their domestic workers as "fronts" for their business's. Malema is really grasping at straws. (And as this article was posted at 15:45, this surely can't be an Aril fools joke)

  • Julie - 2012-04-01 16:48

    I wonder who Malema is trying to fool?

      Fourhundredkg - 2012-04-01 22:44


  • Hermann - 2012-04-01 16:50

    Just shows amongst us whities we also have idiots.

      Dawood - 2012-04-01 16:56

      yah ,u right...many millions

      Dawood - 2012-04-01 17:21

      yah Kenny..atleast i'm not racist, and i speak my mind...u on the other hand are prbably racist and can't stomach one of your own in agreement with Malema...EISSSSHHH

      Pixie86 - 2012-04-01 19:48

      @hermann, you sound surprised

      Hugo - 2012-04-01 22:34

      good observation.

      George - 2012-04-02 09:37

      @Le, go do some homework, the white population in South Africa is only between 4.5 and 5 million, don't comment if you don't know what you are talking about.

      Johan - 2012-04-03 07:44

      @George, any number above 10 (number of fingers he got) Le is unable to understand.

  • Rey - 2012-04-01 16:51

    Jonathan Ovadia, worst white person in the word. Can we call him an Uncle Tom?

      Hugo - 2012-04-01 22:36

      call him whatever you like.SA is moving forward with the idea of non racialism.We also had quite a few whities at UCT who were 'radical'.

      Johan - 2012-04-04 07:30

      Hugo, if you believe this stunt from Malema, your dumber than you appeared to be.

  • braamc - 2012-04-01 16:51


  • msnagdee - 2012-04-01 16:55

    There's a good expression in Afrikaans ending with "Boetie"

  • Marc - 2012-04-01 17:02

    April Fools bitches!

  • alwyn.snyman1 - 2012-04-01 17:05

    who you're bluffing, malema? not this boertjie.

  • Senzo Mathebula - 2012-04-01 17:07

    This is the worst form of reporting

  • alex.apathetic - 2012-04-01 17:09

    April Fools?

  • William - 2012-04-01 17:11


  • Nigel - 2012-04-01 17:25

    ah, who cares what this clown does, it is all show & no do, when he builds a new school in the Eastern Cape, or when he opens a new aids clinic or when he sponsors a kid to go to university, then maybe I will respect him (no not even then), till then he remains a loudmouth demagogue seeking to cause trouble, divide the nation simply to stroke his own inflated arrogant ego & gain power wealth, this guy can't be trusted for 1 second.

      tera.gaju - 2012-04-02 11:07

      you are not informed Nigel.Take few minutes of your day and research Malema dont jusst read from media and biliv you are embarasing yourself.

  • Luciano - 2012-04-01 17:35

    Everyone knew that Malema wasn't acting alone but had a team working beside him helping him call the shots when to say,what to say and when to say it.People in public relations in the near future will be learning more about this Malema tactics in the university to come.

      Jacqui - 2012-04-02 14:28

      Luciano. This is so funny. Really the rate this country is falling to pieces unverisities will no longer exist in the future.

  • Cassandra Olivier - 2012-04-01 17:38

    What a joke anybody can see Malema is using this poor sap, he wants people to think he is not a racist

      Mark - 2012-04-01 17:42

      Was this youngster on a lead?

      Jacqui - 2012-04-02 14:28

      Rustic, no but I suspect he smoked something.

  • Riaan - 2012-04-01 17:44

    And today is????????? 1st of??????????

  • Vicky - 2012-04-01 17:48

    Now what was that Billy Ocean song called again?

  • Trevor - 2012-04-01 17:56

    His taking over as leader of the ANCYL ater "someone" shoots the TARGET

  • goodman.segage - 2012-04-01 18:09

    Jonathan loves for Juju is the replica of Jonathan and David of the Bible. 'Jonathan loved David. I support the relationship to non racial seeds. Keep it up Juju> this I support only yesterdays act. Jonathan n Juju or the J-J

  • Elkita - 2012-04-01 18:46

    April fool joke this one

  • Tyron - 2012-04-01 18:57

    People who have commented already and said this story is an april fools joke are complete morons , if they read the article properly they will see this rally took place on friday night. Malema wants to change wake up and smell the roses you idiots

  • jmlongwe - 2012-04-01 19:05


      Irene - 2012-04-01 19:54

      You need to learn how Photoshop works pal. It most certainly isn't Photoshopped.

      Jacques Dawid De Villiers - 2012-04-01 22:13

      @irene That is so photoshopped...

      Irene - 2012-04-01 22:27

      Big Guy ~ And AGAIN I'll tell you that it's NOT photoshopped. Next thing you'll be saying that the live footage of it that has been aired on eNews that shows the white guy walking onto the stage is also Photoshopped! ROTFLMAO!

  • Arthur - 2012-04-01 19:20

    South Africa's first token whitie. Not sure if I stepped into something, but it smells bad.

      Hugo - 2012-04-01 22:39

      when whites are sidelined you complain,those who decide to build a non racial SA are derided wtf?

      Arthur - 2012-04-02 16:26

      Uh Hugo this is Malema we're talking about - have you not been reading the news in the last few years? The guy is a bi-polar psychotic two faced idiot who chops and changes his mind more often than my undies.

  • thabani.alfred - 2012-04-01 19:35

    LOL it looks like Malema has found his own DA LINDIWE MAZIBUKO...this is a joke

      Tony Lapson - 2012-04-01 20:01

      Mazibuko isn't studying business and has no 'business interests'. Both Malema and Jonathan can profit from this relationship. Pure opportunismZ