Malema: I'm the victim of a political witch hunt

2011-11-16 12:07

Johannesburg - Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema says he is the victim of a political witch hunt, and will appeal a five-year suspension handed to him by his party's disciplinary committee.

The African National Congress disciplinary committee ruled last week against Malema, 30, for questioning President Jacob Zuma's leadership and support for the government of neighbouring Botswana, which the ANC Youth League had labelled imperialist.

In his first news conference since that ruling, Malema said Wednesday that "only the wilfully blind can believe that this matter is purely about discipline and not intended to settle political scores and stifle debate."

Malema said that he and other top Youth League leaders who were disciplined alongside him would appeal.

More to follow.

  • Kieron - 2011-11-16 12:11

    I still don't understand how a 30 year old man can be regarded as a youth?

      Kobus - 2011-11-16 12:13

      Beacause he is still a child in a man's body. Probably around 5 years old still judging from his reasonings?

      Right - 2011-11-16 12:18


      Breinlekkasie - 2011-11-16 12:18

      Some men never grow up. Ask their wives?

      Squeegee - 2011-11-16 12:20

      Poor little rich kid...

      Go - 2011-11-16 12:21

      if he had one more IQ point he'd be a tree - a bonsai at that !!!

      Robert - 2011-11-16 12:21

      Why is the tenderpreneur capitalist complaining about a witchhunt? He is the master of his own demise. He's so arrogant he can't even see that. Down with Malema the elite tenderpreneur capitalist !!!

      wendy.olivier - 2011-11-16 12:25

      The common sense and brains of a child, no?

      Go - 2011-11-16 12:26

      sganja - how things at the call centre ??? lol

      TheSkepticDetective - 2011-11-16 12:31

      @RIGHT: Witches are not Satanists.

      James - 2011-11-16 12:33

      Hey Go I'm not working there...

      Werner - 2011-11-16 12:33

      It obviously has nothing to do with age, but rather with mentality :) Weren't we all waiting for Malema to cry foul? He just likes the limelight too much it would seem. I was afraid that his suspension would, ironically, inflate his presence in the daily news.

      Wesley - 2011-11-16 12:33

      And why the hell they wear those stupid hats! they are indoors!this is not Cuba.... take them off!.....wish this guy would just bust into flames and disappear!

      Vuyiseka - 2011-11-16 12:35

      Kieron it means you simply don't know at which age you nolonger falls under the umbrella "YOUTH"?

      Alan - 2011-11-16 12:36

      @sganja ... got fired for multi tasking?

      Vuyiseka - 2011-11-16 12:36

      Shame on you Kieron..

      Poloyatonki - 2011-11-16 12:39

      Malema is leading our struggle, his charges will be dropped soon.

      Go - 2011-11-16 12:50

      polo - the same way he lost the battle of the bulge - he has lost this battle already. get over it now

      Squeegee - 2011-11-16 12:51

      Polypoepol are u back again? The only thing about Malema is that his IQ is higher than yours...

      Chris - 2011-11-16 13:02

      If you play with fire you will burn. You have really tried your luck, don't cry foul now.

      Right - 2011-11-16 13:05

      @SkepticDetective...babes for me they are....evil b@tches.

      Deon - 2011-11-16 13:05

      Poly, M was leading the youth into Poverty. No wonder it is a struggle.

      Shonaphy - 2011-11-16 13:10

      polo which struggle is tht? tjo leina la gago haibo

      Sharkshoot - 2011-11-16 13:27

      Youth as in the brain of a child.

      TJ - 2011-11-16 13:40

      This idiot only opens his mouth to exchange feet. I bet he enjoys his own toe jam.

      Shamiel - 2011-11-16 13:59

      Agreed, a youth is from about 11 to 19 yrs from thereon you are a young adult and then maturing into adulthood from about 23 / 24....

      Tanzanite - 2011-11-16 15:04

      Good riddance to bad rubbish... we just need to get rid of the rest of the corrupted political heads and the 'youth league', was so much better pre 1994

      Faizel - 2011-11-16 16:11


      markus.botha - 2011-11-16 16:11

      What I don't understand how the majority of his followers are above 30 years old.

      skootzie - 2011-11-17 12:02

      @Poloyatonki - "Malema is leading our struggle, his charges will be dropped soon." What struggle?! Seriously?! The Struggle against having to work for your money? The Struggle against having to go to school? WHAT, please tell me, WHAT are you struggling for/against?!

      John - 2011-11-17 21:14

      Was Mac Maharaj 1 of the 3 south african communists which went to Moscow before 1994, and were told that communist central control economies do not work? Mac Maharaj quoted numbers from the Soviet Propaganda Book, and the russians laughed and explained to him that all the numbers in the Book were FALSE? How can Mac Maharaj carry on as a communist and a member of the ANC = Association of National Criminals, Abortion Murder Genocide? The russians have dropped the National Democratic Revolution! The chinese have dropped the National Democratic Revolution! The indians have dropped the National Democratic Revolution! What is wrong with Mac Maharaj? Has he been brainwashed? Who were the other communists? Anybody remembers? Clue: it was not Mal enema!

      Merven - 2011-11-18 08:43

      Mmm, so Malema is part of a witch hunt, maybe he must be burnt like a witch then?

  • Thelma - 2011-11-16 12:11

    You are a victim of your own self doing you moron!!!!

      Alan - 2011-11-16 12:32

      Right! Eish ... I'm a veeeeectim, I am suuuuuuuufffferrring....... Meanwhile - who was the Twat that was trying to pull a 'witch hunt' job on Zuma? I love it when the wheel turns.....

      Gary - 2011-11-16 12:57

      Exactly....and of course he's going to appeal it, because he gets full pay until a final decision has been made.

      TJ - 2011-11-16 13:38

      Malema - write down a thousand times: "I am not the victim of a witchhunt, I am the victim of my own motormouth!!!"

  • The-third - 2011-11-16 12:12

    You are a victim of arrogance, ignorance and ego.

      Barbicus247 - 2011-11-16 12:27

      He is a victim of the apartheid system, that never had a desire to see Africans rise beyond garden boys and house girls.They suppressed education amongst Africans including the communal schools that Malema attended.Education or a lack of it, you can never suppress God given traits such as the intelligence or boldness he has.i'm sure even a seasoned diplomat such as Mbeki admires his courage.

      richard.hipkin - 2011-11-16 12:31

      Victim of apartheid... don't make me laugh...

      Alan - 2011-11-16 12:39

      @ Pointblank. Yaah - he better hope for the return of Apartheid when the Hawks and SARS get hold of him. He doesnt want to drop the soap in front of his brothers in the shower. Viva Agent Orange, viva

      Ryan - 2011-11-16 12:46

      @ Barb ... they probably also admire his corruption and thievery hey

      Cristina - 2011-11-17 06:51

      @ barbicus247...You can't be serious...stop blaming every thing on apartheid....the downfall of Juju was his HUGE Motor Mouth!!!

      Charles - 2011-11-17 17:16

      We had a couple of years to sort out the education system.

  • timothee.makanishe - 2011-11-16 12:12

    I support their appeal,although i don't think it will succeed. These are the real leaders who want to shape rather than being shaped by imperial ideologies. ANCYL guys, you are african heros. Don't be discouraged.

      Truthis - 2011-11-16 12:17

      Maybe they should form their own party then. Clearly their ideologies are not inline with those of the anc.

      Go - 2011-11-16 12:20

      Timothee - would you like to step back into reality ?????

      Hermann - 2011-11-16 12:21

      Ach shame, need not say more other than how can the destroyers of society and the economy be heroes. The mind boggles.

      Thandi - 2011-11-16 12:23

      Move over timothee - give someone else a chance to gobble the stupid pills from the trough.

      See - 2011-11-16 12:25

      Why Africa is in such a mess.....

      mcabanga - 2011-11-16 12:30

      AfricanHero, I think these whites who hate Malema so much hate him because they know he is speaking the truth or otherwise they wouldn't be so scared. They can kill or destroy Malema but they will not kill his ideas, bloody agents.

      richard.hipkin - 2011-11-16 12:33

      @africanhero, I learnt a new word today and this applies to the ANCYL, "comradisation" and not nationalisation..They not looking for change they lookking for power, take your head out you rear end.

      Kay - 2011-11-16 12:40

      africanhero - hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha haaaa hahahahahahahahaha thats what id do in ur face right now if it were possible. heres the award for being completely screwed for the rest of ur life.... congrats little one

      Repline - 2011-11-16 12:43

      @Mcabanga... and what about all the black people that hate Malema...? You turd you.

      lhenama - 2011-11-16 12:58

      @Mcamanga, fyi if u're realistic enough with whoever you're supporting you'd realise that not only white people are against this stupid guy even most of us intelligent blacks want away with this stupido.

      miss.pandalemming - 2011-11-16 14:04

      You, and all the other Malema supporters, need to read Animal Farm. George Orwell. Just do it.

      Travis - 2011-11-16 15:36

      @africanzero Are you naive, ignorant or just plain stupid?? Probably all 3!!

      Sean - 2011-11-18 08:42

      To become a ANC leader , do you need a degree in stealing or what ? In other countries you get locked up and in S.A you become the hero of the uneducated masses !

  • Chaapo - 2011-11-16 12:13

    Wait a minute - he means like he did to Mbeki? How easy it is to forget when at the trough.

  • Miriam - 2011-11-16 12:13

    Only a bonehead can't see that Juju is making a fool of himself!

      TheWingman - 2011-11-16 14:26

      He is too stooooopid to see it himself!

  • Go - 2011-11-16 12:14

    Juvenile, unconvincing and pathetically lame - Malema. You cant run around now trying to convince the country that you are not the evil,loud mouthed greedy idiot that you are and always will be!!

  • Barbicus247 - 2011-11-16 12:14

    There are battles to be fought and a war to win.Fight your good fight Malema.We are a 100% behind you!

      Miriam - 2011-11-16 12:18

      It would require wisdom and intelligence to fight ans win "the" good fight. Juju has neither!

      Levett - 2011-11-16 12:26

      Inter-ANC war! Get out the popcorn it's going to be a very interesting year ahead. I predict that we will go back to the Apartheid days of sabotage, violent riots, police brutality ... the usual Africa type of problems.

      TheSkepticDetective - 2011-11-16 12:38

      While those of us who deeply love South Africa and work every day to see it improve will be labelled Capitalist-Imperialist-Racist-Running-Dog-Puppets-of-the-white-media.

      Esther - 2011-11-16 14:14

      Go fight your own fights in Zimbabwe and we will fight-off our Bob-styled 'youth'-leader before our country is in the same mess as yours. It seems that you are one of the fat cats over there who doesn't care a s@#t for the starving masses

  • Victor - 2011-11-16 12:15

    More a victom of idiocy

      jacques.d.devilliers - 2011-11-16 12:36

      More like a spelling victom

  • Breinlekkasie - 2011-11-16 12:16

    No, you are a victim of your own stupidity.

  • richard.hipkin - 2011-11-16 12:17

    The ANCYL's arrogance knows no boundaries..

      Juan - 2011-11-16 12:58

      yip the ANC leadership is now finally gotten fed up enough to cut them down to size

  • andrew.arde - 2011-11-16 12:18

    No my're the victim of your own stupidity!!

  • Machiavelli - 2011-11-16 12:18

    Give this guy 15 + 5 suspended years he will be a leader of this country,remember most of our leaders have been prisoned and shared those years with criminals no wonder the behavour is coming out now.

      BMcB - 2011-11-16 14:06

      Comparing freedom fighters jailed for many years to a multimillionaire on a five-year suspension is farcical to say the least!

  • THE_SAINT - 2011-11-16 12:19

    Mr JuJu, dont you get it... The country nor your ANC party wants you back... Move on with life, Live in your 16 mil. mansion, Drive your fancy cars, live life normally cos the good life is over boet, start a furniture company no no no maybe not a good idea...

  • Anon - 2011-11-16 12:19

    Shame. *sarcastic*

  • marisa.cronje - 2011-11-16 12:19

    true dat.

  • Thandi - 2011-11-16 12:20

    No fatboy - you are a victim of your own stupidity. Why is it that morons like fatboy can never see that their actions, attitudes and sproutings are not acceptable to the majority of sensible people, despite the continuous indications from the general public and the media. Oh yes, I forgot, it is because he is such a stupid fu***g idiot that he cannot even understand the simplest of concepts.

      THE_SAINT - 2011-11-16 12:22

      like passing woodwork too

      Merven - 2011-11-16 12:34

      I said it before, Thandi and Vusi must go into politics...

      Barry - 2011-11-16 12:48

      And you Thandi, show the same lack of class as Malema by resorting to foul language

      Juan - 2011-11-16 13:02

      Wow Thandi, you know youre at risk of becoming labled a coconut

      Teboho - 2011-11-16 15:20

      what concepts thandi,plz do tell.

      Cristina - 2011-11-17 06:56

      So well said!!!! Most of us are darn tired of JUJU and the likes of him tearing down the country and the continent!! enough is enough!!

      Mvikeli - 2011-11-18 10:48

      Why would she be labelled a coconut?

  • Bonokwakhe - 2011-11-16 12:21

    Whatever you say dude you won't survive this, we not gonna miss you anyway. As a country we deserve so much better, but we have been subjected to your stupidity for so long.

  • Sealebareki - 2011-11-16 12:22

    Malema is Zuma,s big friend,the NDC arrived at that decision informed by the way Malema is going about leadership change at Mangaung.we can not be played for fools by the Zuma camp any more.i strongly believe that the disciplinary hearing was to silence the youth league.if the ANC really disciplines, why are they not publicly discipling deployed cadres who stole public money,The youth league only made utterances,The ANC is corrupt it self since the Polokwane conference,if the ANC rule why leadership race?if the ANC MANDATES THE LEADERS WHAT TO DO.

      Michele - 2011-11-16 12:39

      Now in English please?

      mike.bester1 - 2011-11-16 14:45

      Bla Bla Bla (Dog Eat Dog , What’s the problem?

  • elphaas.mgiba - 2011-11-16 12:22

    Political witch hunt? viva to that!

  • Kaizer - 2011-11-16 12:22

    wow, like we never heard that one before...MAAIFOEDIE

  • africanwolf - 2011-11-16 12:24

    As long as we have people like him in the country that calling for a war , and singing about killing people there will be never peace whatsoever , because you will always get another so called Che Gevara, that wants everything , but not prepared to work for it. this is a straight road to civil war and division in SA people

  • dialoque - 2011-11-16 12:25

    The reason y most people hate Malema is bcoz they are beign racial instead of stating the facts... He wrote a history the day he showed all ya'll piet botha's that blacks r also human... life style audit se' foot... so before u comment just be debatable than racial.

      Kay - 2011-11-16 12:37

      sorry us whites already knew that blacks r human, what u think we that stupid please, i love hw u put us all in a catergory of piet botha, sorry im a pora, whose a racist nw?! bt thanks for the history lesson on bein completely oblivious. shap shap mielie pap.

      PB - 2011-11-16 12:51

      dialoque, we have great examples of blacks that we respect - one of them is Vusi Mabasa. His posts are always logical and uplifting. Read it, you might find that he has much more to offer South Africa than your sorry excuse for a leader could ever hope to. Oh, and your last sentence "so before u comment just be debatable than racial" makes absolutely no sense. If you meant that we should debate facts instead of having racial opinions, then yes, I agree. But the same goes for you.

      Moi - 2011-11-16 13:00

      "be debatable than racial"???? Alrighty then. Maybe you should tell your hero this? When he stops racialising everything (i.e. white people are criminals), then maybe I'll be "debatable".

      Mouldy - 2011-11-16 13:36

      dialoque my friend, Fatboy is a Black Supremcist, and is as bad, if not worse than some of the worst White Supremacists we ever had in the past. He will step on anyone, black/white it doesn't matter, to reach his goal of ultimate power in SA. He is our own Idi Amin in the making and if left unchecked this counrty will bleed. And the blood that will be flowing will be red, not white or black, but red like yours and mine. Even his own comrades in the ANC wants to get rid of him. Young black people at the compay I worked for actually cheered and clapped hands when the news broke of his suspension. So who are you going to side with, the Dictator in the making or clear thinking and concerned South Africans? Pick carefully my friend, because one day you will have to explain your choice to your grandchildren.

      Travis - 2011-11-16 15:47

      No, we hate him cause he is racist, and he is perpetuating hate and creating tension in South Africa. He is just another skidmark in SA's already shadey history.

      Travis - 2011-11-16 16:11

      @Mouldy Extremely well said!! I wish the naive ANCYL supporters could see that far.

      Cristina - 2011-11-17 07:05

      @dialoque ..what history did Juju write, please go into details here...I'm black and he for sure doesnt represent the values I and my family hold/stand please explain to us....I personally don’t believe in racism at all! in ANY FORM, SHAPE or COLOR!!! never have!! dont we all bleed the same?, don't we all hurt the same? don't we all want the best for our families..hum..ask yourself that.. JuJu wanted to bring more hatred to ALL of us..and this has to end, for the sake of this country, it has bleed, hurt enough!!

  • Bonokwakhe - 2011-11-16 12:25

    If you were so smart Malema you could have avoided this "political attack" by just watching and aware of the dangers that comes from your utterances. I believe ANC would be much better without you.

  • Kay - 2011-11-16 12:26

    Is this dude still going on?! what a baby... Juju shut up, go throw ur toys somewhere else, like alaska or something. go away.

  • Wesley - 2011-11-16 12:26

    HAHAHAHAHAH What a Dumass!!!!!!

  • Cina - 2011-11-16 12:27

    Ag shame.

  • wendy.olivier - 2011-11-16 12:27

    Why does he confuse hunting with witches?????

  • Alexi - 2011-11-16 12:27

    you should be a victim of me beatin your dumb ass with a bat and then slowly burnin you on a spit braai then fed to the pigs !!!

  • Kgaogelo - 2011-11-16 12:28

    I welcome the news that our president has now decided to appeal. Things are starting to look good. Big ups.

      Juan - 2011-11-16 13:07

      I will welcome the news that SARS and the Hawks, and the long arm of the law will finally catch up with him and he will be put where he belongs, a rat and flea infested cell.

      Steven - 2011-11-16 15:40

      he can appeal as much as he wants. he can even stick hes pieel up ur ass kgaogelo. The tribe has spoken. shows you how stupid u are if you think things are looking up. the whole top brass of the ancyl has been suspended and you think things are looking up. you and your league are a joke and a laughing stock of the educated world!! Big up to that twat!!!!!

  • Deon - 2011-11-16 12:28

    Let us hope it get's changed to 10 years, at 40 he can then retire from politics.

  • eben.ferreira1 - 2011-11-16 12:29

    Mr Malema, you of all people should know:Politics is a dirty business. Stop crying. You were playing with fire and got burnt. Fool.

  • Bob - 2011-11-16 12:29

    Sganja, don't you feel lonely, you and the other few Malema supporters, hasn't it registered with you yet that your hero is one of the most hated men in this country, and for good reason.

  • Lorraine - 2011-11-16 12:30

    We are tired of Juju news and his cambinet, give us something better.

  • elphaas.mgiba - 2011-11-16 12:32

    Polotics is a dirty game mainly played with your mind open, and in most case people witch themself in this game. However the Juju story is different he was helped to witch himself, it was nice when he was politically witching other people like [Thabo Mbeki] now he is completly witch just waiting to be hunt! However he could have avoided this in politics now he will face the concequences of being ignorant in the big boys game!

  • sharon.bradfieldsalmon - 2011-11-16 12:33

    Juju u have broken the law, with ANC & South Africa, u must be punished accordingly. If you break the rules, you pay - quite simple, not complicated

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2011-11-16 12:34

    NO!!! You are a victim of your MOUTH and your thinking!!

  • TheSkepticDetective - 2011-11-16 12:34

    No, Julius, you were fired because you couldn't stop opening your big mouth. You were a terrible example for the youth of this country. Stop focussing on your pitiful self and start thinking about what would really help the youth of South Africa: EDUCATION. What does nationalisation of mines, the ruling party of Botswana and the leadership of the ANC have to do with it? If you had focussed your enviable energy on efforts that would actually have helped, you might have been seen more favourably. You blew it, now STFU and GTFO.

  • Ruth - 2011-11-16 12:34

    Dude, you are the victim of your own mouth, and the fact that you are a racist, communist, ignorant man. You make your bed, you lie in it. Your attitude echoes the sentiment of Entitlement that so many of the youth feel today, and it needs to end. Instead of building a nation, you want to break it. Rather get an education, encourage your followers to do the same, and then work yourselves into a better position. Your Carte Blanche interview re-iterated your two-facedness. you spoke of how there must not be a situation of rich and poor, but everyone must have the same, yet you wear your Breitling watch and live in your mansion,. Practice what you preach, and more people will take you seriously. quit the militant, savage mentality and perhaps people will take you a bit more serously. you look like nothing moree than a loose cannon at the moment. And P.S. get some lessons on body language. Everytime you answer a question dishonestly, you look to your left... it made "reading between the lines" of your interview VERY interesting.

      Gareth - 2011-11-16 13:06

      @Themba.alwyn - Firstly interesting combination of names and secondly what exactly do you mean with your thinly veiled threat?

      africanwolf - 2011-11-16 13:11

      @ themba.alwyn The white people took responsibility long time ago at the moment we pay the highest taxes in the world and let me tell you a secret, white people mainly pay for RDP hoses, grants,and for the corrupt politicians. and let me tell you another one, some white people did not participate in apartheid, like myself. so please do not generalize

      Juan - 2011-11-16 13:12

      @themba I thought Ruth's comment has been the most sensible and even offered constructive advice to the hopeless idiot, which I don't believe he deserves. Shame on you

      Charlie - 2011-11-16 13:59

      Themba themba themba... if that is even your real name... any argument that you might have had, has lost all credibility my friend. Youre probably one of malemas spies - planted here, with a half afrikaans, half african name, so it doesnt look like you are racist or have a biased opinion toward your "comred", so that you can give him all the names of us people who have commented. Is that why you can give a threat like that? because you intend to do something about it? those with the biggest mouthes are the cowards who dont have the balls to say what they want with their real name.

      Lynn - 2011-11-16 14:57

      Themba. I am a white South African.I am proudly white but that does not make me a racist. I did not create appartheid and a I did not condone it. In fact as a result of that government and its underhanded doings I lost my father. So I do not consider that I benefitted from appartheid. Your mentality and racism astounds me. This country is beautiful but the people that seem to be demanding the most for free seem to be the ones who are the least interested in doing anything constructive to get anywhere in life. It is time for all these demanding people to stop execising their mouths and start working and earning a living.

  • christoff.truter - 2011-11-16 12:35

    Can't Malema simply accept responsibility for his actions rather than making remarks like this???

      themba.alwyn - 2011-11-16 13:01

      The day white people take responsibility for the economic problems of this country.

      christoff.truter - 2011-11-16 13:10

      Oh? I always thought we're the reason there is an economy in this country, silly me ;)

      Juan - 2011-11-16 13:18

      @themba it was the white folk that developed the economy in the first place. It's now free for all to participate who has the necessary skills and desire. But your unions demands huge salaries, and return for poor productivity. That's why so few jobs are created. And that while there are thousands of job seekers for each job available. Time to wake to certian realities. I also have trouble finding work in this country, so I had to seek employment elsewhere.

      christoff.truter - 2011-11-16 13:22

      I am frankly sick and tired of being blamed for everything, yes my ancestors made certain mistakes (that much is obvious), but its time that idiots like @themba own up and take responsibility, can't blame apartheid forever.

      Charlie - 2011-11-16 14:15

      @themba BITTER MUCH?! A RACIST BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A RACIST. you and your fake facebook profile name. aaah. love it... you feel you need to validate yourself, and make up for what you lack, by blaming it on someone else? the reason you have an economic problem, is because of you. noone else. lets not forget that BEE validates the fact that your comment came out of bitterness - and not taking accountability for your "comreds". cos lets face it - BEE means that top positions are given to the black people. Not so? And, i wonder what the reaction would be if a white person had to say " The day black people take responsibility for the economic problems of this country" oh no. that would be racist...

  • 1CRAZYONE - 2011-11-16 12:35

    It ain't over 'till the 'fat-boy' sings!!!! And the FAT-Boy sung his last song 'kill the boer' - So Barnie the purple Dinosaur - You Are the missing link to evolution!!!

  • Terry - 2011-11-16 12:36

    You can fool some of the people, some of the time. If JZ let's you off the hook....we're doomed.

  • Theresa - 2011-11-16 12:40

    Ja wanted to run with the big dogs and you got bitten.Now you p!ss like a puppy.You're your own worst enemy!

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  • Kholofelo Theko - 2011-11-16 12:46

    Viva ANCYL, together, this battle will be won.

  • Wanda - 2011-11-16 12:47

    The man has a democratic right to appeal. He made some stupid outrageous comments I agree but only the blind and deaf can argue that there also is political mendling in his suspension. Machiavelli attacking all leaders who went to jail is a bit extreme, you know exactly why they were jailed. If they do behave in the manner you describe, maybe it was an intended outcome in the first place. I just hope the agendas of the YL will not change now that he has been suspended for the sake of empowering and educating poor black. Oh and let us not forget that he will remain the president of the YL until the judgement on his appeal has been handed. And yes I am an educated middle class black South African. Personally I have nothing to benefit but my fellow brothers and sisters have everything to fight for. I dare not condone his behaviour at times and I dont expect yall to start being objective on the matter and I am certainly not counting on your likes.

      gary.hope1 - 2011-11-16 12:51

      good point Wanda, this is defintely a political issue, but the end result will benefit SA, especially race relations. Let's hope that the YL do change their agenda and really start to benefit our youth that are in dire starits for sure~

      Gareth - 2011-11-16 13:27

      If you do support the agenda of the YL, then you must (I assume) support the notions of Nationalisation, Land Grabs and the other forms of trash he spews? Juju is radical and an uneducated radical at that, something you should be able to see very clearly considering your own level of intelligence. His ideas are not new; they have resulted in underperforming, unsustainable and non-profit making industries the world over for more than a century. Whilst I do not support other countries owning our mines or any other resource of South Africa's, nationalising them will fail. It will fail because the officiating and caretaking of our funds, taxes and spend is so corrupt that the news is filled daily with new stories of nepotism, greed, more corruption and general misuse of tax payers money. Do you honestly think that will cease when some ill-equipped government official is tasked to run a mine? Suddenly with billions and billions of Rands at their disposal do you think the poor will benefit? Do you honestly think that the tender will be transparent, fair and equitable? Can you tell me that as an educated South African you feel that this something that will work when on a daily basis it fails in almost every conceivable fashion? Ask yourself where do you think the money will go, into a R100Million of More Party, into some new cars, stays at 7 star hotels, feasts fit for old age Kings while the poor literally starve or do you think suddenly the government with sharpen up?

  • Lorrin - 2011-11-16 12:48

    Silly fool - God when can we get rid of this prat?

  • Robert - 2011-11-16 12:49

    @ PolioDonkey - The ANC knows that Malema is going down and so they have intentionally cut all ties with him. The Hawks and SARS investigations are about to start and Malema is going to jail. HAHAHA, bye bye Malema you corrupt tenderpreneur capitalist !!!

  • Francois Roux - 2011-11-16 12:55

    More like he's a victim of his own arrogance and stupidity...

  • themba.alwyn - 2011-11-16 12:56

    Itis very funny that most of the people who are talkinking rubish about Juju a white people. We will go on with the strugle no matter what.

      Thelma - 2011-11-16 13:00

      Please learn to spell....

      Gareth - 2011-11-16 13:15

      @Themba.alwyn - Your remarks are fairly senseless and void of much intelligence. Enjoy your struggle! It seems though all the struggle is about, in the minds of far too many, is to struggle until you are "given" something. That system has worked so well for every other country that tried it, oh wait I’m wrong, that system sent those countries into a downward spiral nothing can fix. When you have some time take a drive to Blue Valley and have a look at the condition of the houses that were bought with money "given", without a clue on how to sustain income. If they are falling apart, empty, dilapidated and in a state of disrepair then they are for sale. What exactly are YOU struggling for? I’m interested to know

      Juan - 2011-11-16 13:20

      You would be very surpired. Most black people can't stand him either

      Janine - 2011-11-16 13:48

      Dude, the struggle is OVER!!!! There are plenty of non-white people who don't like him either.

      Charlie - 2011-11-16 14:45

      struggle for what? what struggle? You have BEE. You are basically given free education. Our president is black. It was the ANC, being led by that same president, that suspended him. So where does race fit into this? once again. struggle for what? FREEDOM? um, that was given 17 years ago. So please, mr intelligent... Itis very funny that most of the people who are talkinking rubish about Juju a white people. We will go on with the strugle no matter what. i know what you are - youre an internet troll. cos no educated south african would make remarks like yours without hitting spellcheck first.

      Charlie - 2011-11-16 14:48

      its people like you who are holding south africa back from the wonderful country it can be. continuing to live in the past... when will you wake up and realise - your party has been in power for 17 years. they are the one ruling. so there is no more struggle for freedom. the only struggle i see forthcoming is that of freeing ourselves from the uneducated, unintelligent, attention seeking, emotion stirring comments such as your. but there will always be that one person