Malema admits he's 'finished'

2011-11-27 10:16

Johannesburg - ANC Youth League president Julius Malema admitted his political career was over after his suspension from the ruling party for breaking its internal rules, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. 

The paper said Malema, the main force behind a push to nationalise mines and banks in Africa's biggest economy, had admitted he was "finished politically" and had decided to go into cattle farming. 

"I have 20 cattle now," he told the paper.

"We will breed them, take them to the abattoir, slaughter them and then sell the meat."

The African National Congress (ANC) suspended Malema for five years earlier this month for causing rifts in the party and undermining foreign policy by calling for the overthrow of the elected government of neighbouring Botswana. 

He lodged an appeal against the ruling late last week, although the report in the Sunday Times suggested he was not optimistic about the outcome. 

"I am not this religious person who believes that some intervention will come from heaven.

"I have looked at the trends and I have listened to the speeches. 

"They are all pointing in one direction," he was quoted as saying. 

Malema looked tired during the interview and declined to be photographed, the paper added. 

The 30-year-old rose to prominence with calls to seize white-owned farm land and nationalise mines in the world's largest platinum producer, alarming investors. 

The calls also won him legions of supporters from the country's poor black majority, who hope to see more wealth from the land and also envision him as a future leader. 

Malema's absence from the political scene is also likely to smooth President Jacob Zuma's path to re-election as head of the ANC - and therefore a second term in office - at the major party congress to be held in a year's time.

  • Larry - 2011-11-27 10:24

    He may be finished with the ANC and ANCYL, but I hope there is a long way to go with the Hawks.

      jao.oosthuizen - 2011-11-27 10:32

      That's another story. Ju Ju must hang up the gloves and as he rightly mentioned, go into another venture, hopefully enjoy and find an outlet for his constant drive towards his "revolution" and become a peaceful citizen. Sometimes I wonder what drives politicians to the outmost?

      Impi - 2011-11-27 10:45

      I hope he becomes a successful cattle farmer and makes lots of money so he learns the true principals of capitalism and not listen to all the misguided rubbish Mugabe has been teaching him.

      mlucejko - 2011-11-27 10:46

      Larry.. I think the "little Brat" is looking for sympathy.. This little bugger will try 'every trick in the book' !!

      Hermann - 2011-11-27 10:48

      And thus the king falls off the throne's comfy seat.

      Burtfred - 2011-11-27 10:55

      Just like Arnie, he'll be back.

      Impi - 2011-11-27 10:59

      @Robbie. Just as little chance as Malema had reconciling this country, just as little hope do you have moving yourself forward with a comment like that. It is people like you that fuel the black/white racial hate.

      Robbie - 2011-11-27 11:06

      lmpi- who said it was a racial comment?? You made it into one,you idiot.

      Go - 2011-11-27 11:15

      JA - now that he finds out the gold belongs to the ALIENS, now he backs off LOL

      Nicholas.Spaggiari - 2011-11-27 11:23

      I won't buy your meat that's for sure.

      Impi - 2011-11-27 11:24

      @GO. That was very funny. But we don't know yet if Zuma had signed the agreement with the Aliens. Maybe that is why he is pushing so hard to get the Info Bill through. He doesn't want us to know he has been meeting Aliens and selling us out to the Unknown.

      Grant - 2011-11-27 11:26

      @Robbie...If you have been following the news you may remember that the cattle were a gift from his Uncle Mad Bob a little while ago

      Piet - 2011-11-27 11:30

      No really - who did he steal them from?

      Kate - 2011-11-27 11:39

      Who cares about his farm? His cows are only going to have foot and mouth like he has!!

      Go - 2011-11-27 11:45

      Wanted : small venue for +- 10 people , venue required for PITY-PARTY for Julius. Free streetwise 2's to the first 3 guests arriving. lol

      Pierre - 2011-11-27 11:45

      One good thing from this is that all those Afrikaners that voted for Apartheid; including the challenged backbone English variety and all those from the coloured community that voted for Hernus Kriel; you will now have to find some real arguments in future debates. Before we talk economy, then its Malema this and that, exchange rates, environment, tourism, global warming...its always Melama this and that…Trying to think now might be quite a pleasant new experience for you all.

      Spyker - 2011-11-27 12:01

      Julius Malema will become a F_A_R_M_E_R..??!!??!!?? Somebody help please, I am in serious trouble - I think I have been transported in time by the ALIENS who are working with the government - my calender says it is 27 November.., it should say 1 April..! PS: The 20 cattle are from Bob's Zim stock (that he took from white people) - they have definitely got 'foot IN mouth' decease... Do not give it to your children to eat - they will not be able to pass Woodwork and will talk themselves confused in one sentence.

      Jeffrey - 2011-11-27 13:22

      @Grant, These are not the same cattle. Juliarse says he hasn't received the cattle from Mugabe. I doubt now that he ever will. At last he is going to find his true status as a herdboy. However, he may still become state president, it's happened before in SA.

      Justin - 2011-11-27 13:22

      @Kate - I think you mean 'foot in mouth'

      Jeffrey - 2011-11-27 13:25

      @Pierre, English variety Afrikaners? Whatever are you trying to say? Maybe you should just post in Afrikaans then you might make more sense.

      frangelico - 2011-11-27 13:42

      larry ,don't believe for one minute,we've heard the last of this bafoon, what happens now with that snake Sexwale,& (Eve) Winnie,no,no,no,b,b,b, baby you ain't heard nothing yet.Leopords never change their spots.

      Andre - 2011-11-27 13:59

      Now that he is a "boer" himself, I wonder if he will still call on them to be killed?

      The Real Unskinny - 2011-11-27 19:50

      No 1. landgrab candidate: Juliass.

      Boer - 2011-11-28 05:54

      What happened to this bloody Agent. ??? Lekker ou grootbek jys in jou donner in.

      Pierre - 2011-11-28 07:39

      Jeffrey, I suspect you understand exactly what I mean, but are playing the dumb card (as in can’t understand anything). Therefore changing the language would not make a difference, but if you really have a comprehension problem then read carefully again. Nowhere was stated English variety Afrikaner; it reads the English who were challenged in the backbone department, or some may just say spineless. Is something still unclear?

  • KCorsar - 2011-11-27 10:28

    Now please go away, farm your cattle, you have damaged this country enough. Now the power to influence decisions will seewho your real friends are and who will help you in your second career...............

      Kate - 2011-11-27 10:59

      What happens to his youth now? Will he give them jobs on his farm? LOL

      Dave - 2011-11-27 11:36

      Don't celebrate too quickly, I don't think he's finished by a long way yet, look at all the comments below. He backs off a bit and every body thinks he's gone.------Maybe not. !!!!!!!!

      Kevin - 2011-11-27 12:00

      No farming allowed at Leeuwkop

      Andre - 2011-11-27 14:07

      He will probably get some contract to sell his steaks at R50000 per kilo to the government.

  • Lee - 2011-11-27 10:31

    Smoke and mirrors.

      Johncarlos ? Biza - 2011-11-27 12:23

      Might as well believe it's true. SA deserves better than this for politicians

  • fishycraig - 2011-11-27 10:32

    Here is what you do malema. You extend a conciliatory hand to your party, whites, Indians and coloureds (plus all others you insulted, e.g Botswana, the mines, etc.). You acknowledge that the people you attack are the ones feeding your people, providing for them and more than happy to help them. You take this five years to get an education - it is never too late. You learn humility and that as a public figure you have a responsibility towards the public. Build up this country and not your bank account. You do that and I will eat humble pie and welcome you back. But alas, I fear you are in no way capable of achieving even one percent of that.

      Thozi - 2011-11-27 10:48

      ... and for heaven's sake, get rid of that pink suit!

      Lara - 2011-11-27 11:00

      Yes, Thozi. I think that pink suit will get very dirty especially when walking in cow dung.

      Go - 2011-11-27 11:16

      wonder if he will herd them cattle with his range rover and blue light brigade ?? Lol

      Johncarlos ? Biza - 2011-11-27 12:22

      He also owes me an apology. He insulted my intelligence

  • Daniel - 2011-11-27 10:32

    Are you still out there Polyatonki???

      Impi - 2011-11-27 11:19

      Polyatonki comments during the week from his cushy government desk, so there will be no comments from him today.

  • Smanga Zwane - 2011-11-27 10:33

    Finally he gets it.

  • Kate - 2011-11-27 10:34

    Where is his farm going to be? Ventersdorp? Remember his saying "Kill the boer, kill the farmer" Hypocrite. Good Luck to you Malema. Thank goodness you don't need woodworking to farm.

      Hermann - 2011-11-27 10:49

      "kill the boer, kill the farmer" .... Farmer Juju may just eat his words someday.

      Peter - 2011-11-27 12:39

      Can he actually farm? He has been sitting in a luxury palace all the time with others doing the work.

  • Terry - 2011-11-27 10:34

    Don't believe a word of it. He is going off to lick his wounds and plan his revenge - but he will be back in 5 to 10 years time more vicious than ever, but better prepared. SA has not heard the last of this idiot with his dangerous ego!

  • Zenzele - 2011-11-27 10:34

    What a shame, he should have seen this coming but decided to ignore the waves. his misplaced ego killed his political career.

  • MrGuyT - 2011-11-27 10:35

    good riddance

  • Djim - 2011-11-27 10:35

    Toodle doo- join your cattle at the abattoir.

  • Howard - 2011-11-27 10:36

    What a waste of a great talent

      Vegi - 2011-11-27 10:47


      Impi - 2011-11-27 11:08

      I agree. If he had been guided by someone with a brain, he could have united this country with his fearless personality. Now the real Evil has gotten rid of him purely to continue their plundering of state coffers and no other reason.

      Go - 2011-11-27 11:17

      what the hell are you guys on ???????

      Brannas - 2011-11-27 11:28

      Julius Malema enters Spar Supermarket to buy himself orange juice and sugar. He paid for the orange juice and walked out with the sugar under his arm, unpaid.At the door he was arrested and locked up.During the court hearing, the judge asked him why he paid for the juice only and stole the sugar? He replied "Auw, VOETSEK man, I do not steal. At the back of the juice bottle is said: SUGAR FREE! You think I am stupid or what, ha"?

      Jaco - 2011-11-27 12:09

      "great talent"... ? more like Lord of the Flies!

      Hunter - 2011-11-27 16:32

      You should not insult flies like that.

  • Dean Kenad - 2011-11-27 10:36

    Can you make millions from cattle farming? I have got 10 cows!!!?

      Impi - 2011-11-27 11:10

      Yes he can. Everybody starts at the bottom and if he learns that principal, he would have gotten education that will help him understand what the ANC hasn't managed to teach people in 20 years.

      Go - 2011-11-27 11:18

      impi, WTF ???

      Yar - 2011-11-27 12:20

      @IMPI Everyone starts at the bottom. Except Julius, he started at the top, but is now on his way to the bottom. Would you like to place a side bet on his chance of success. I'll give you 20 to 1 that his cattle won't see out a year. All bets are off if he gets a R200 Million land bank loan............

      Impi - 2011-11-27 13:15

      @Go. I meant the ANC hasn't learned that one starts at the bottom and you don't loot other people's stuff to get rich.

  • Helmut - 2011-11-27 10:37

    I have tears in my eyes

      Go - 2011-11-27 11:18

      Need a hug ??? Lol

      Merven - 2011-11-28 07:34

      I also got tears in my eyes, laughing tears.

  • Andrea - 2011-11-27 10:39

    yeah right.

  • Saksak Motsepe - 2011-11-27 10:41

    hahaha. White people are gonna feel dumb now for having always been afraid of Malema. All ANC has done is put a muzzel on the guy and now all the irrational white fear evaporates and is replaced with gleeful satisfaction

      Dean Kenad - 2011-11-27 10:43


      Dean Kenad - 2011-11-27 10:44


      fishycraig - 2011-11-27 10:51

      Gleeful satisfaction? Damn straight. I am grinning ear-to-ear!

      Alfred - 2011-11-27 11:04

      I think you're confusing "irrational fear" with justified irritation. He sealed his own fate, whites didn't even have to get involved in the end. But if you think whites feel stupid how do you think the defiant ANCYL imbeciles feel? You know the blindly loyal Viva screaming numpties who were always shouting "HE WILL BE YOUR PRESIDENT WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT!!". I wouldn't say I'm gleefully satisfied though. Not yet. But when he gets turfed into prison where he belongs you can rest assured that I'll be opening a bottle of something nice.

      Go - 2011-11-27 11:23

      if this is true, yep you damn right we are gleeful, not only the whites ,all of us that want to make the country work properly for all our sakes

      Johncarlos ? Biza - 2011-11-27 12:19

      The gleeful satisfaction comes from many blacks as well. I wouldn't be surprised if there were more gleeful blacks than the entire white population. This scum is not as well-loved as his egoistic fans like to make it seem

      Ernest - 2011-11-27 20:59

      thanks for such a wonderfull observation.

  • John - 2011-11-27 10:41

    Never trust a sleeping SNAKE!!!

      Ernest - 2011-11-27 20:49

      I think John u a right,I was reading all what these guys are saying to me it seems everyone who is commenting are showing a racial linkage.Now to all black South Africans please open ur eyes and see what these kith & Kin a re saying.Robert Mugabe has taught Julius what exactly happened in the past which is true so whats the fuss about.With Julius or without Julius the truth will be told and be known.Someone has to be answerable,and they will answer be it now or 20 years later.Jacob Zuma or no Jacob the truth shall prevail mark my words.

  • boby.mafi - 2011-11-27 10:48

    Its not just the ANC leadership that says you outlived your shelf life, that is only half the story.The millions you do not see at your roadshows want to see your back as early as yesterday.Get some decent education and earn a living then you will understand better what you do not fully understand now....

  • Vegi - 2011-11-27 10:52

    Don't rejoice prematurely. Malema is only 30 this year. He will launch a political comeback at the age of 35. By then all mines and banks will have long been nationalized, thus depriving him of these important rallying issues. He will then have to dedicate his energies to other pressing matters of the time.

      Yar - 2011-11-27 11:10

      @Vegi You may be right. But probably only in about 15 years afetr his fraud and corruption sentence is served, Hahahahahahaha!!!!

      Thandi - 2011-11-27 18:42

      Is Vegi short for vegetable?

  • Heinrich - 2011-11-27 10:55

    "I have 20 cattle now, ...We will breed them..." This is pretty good: A Farmer singing "Kill the Farmer"... Well if he can't kill the farmer, he can at least kill his cattle... Are we still going to take Malema's farm without compensation?

      Yar - 2011-11-27 11:12

      Good one. I like it!

      BA - 2011-11-27 11:47

      Don't take his farm, just place permanent advertisements in JobMail for BEE farmworkers at Malema Fontein farm.

      Wesley - 2011-11-27 16:16

      Siko jojo you tell me they had it wrong thru the entire court case, ---hole

  • Lynn - 2011-11-27 11:02

    This I do not believe. Too good to be true. Perhaps he will learn the meaning of capitalism in his new life.

  • The Real Unskinny - 2011-11-27 11:05

    Oh Boo-Hoo Juliass.

  • Winsome - 2011-11-27 11:07

    I don't believe a word of this. It's just too good to be true.

  • Moss Mphahlele - 2011-11-27 11:08

    You can never trust this story!! Too good to be true

  • Terence - 2011-11-27 11:19

    Is there not an irony in that he chooses the same course (cattle farming) as Eugene Terblanche after his fall from power?? Both equally radical in their own opposite ways, both banished to the political wilderness after breaking the rules.

  • Dale - 2011-11-27 11:23

    good,enjoy cattle farming buddy!!

  • The-third - 2011-11-27 11:25

    If I was Julius I would use the next month or two to really enjoy the fruits of my ill-gotten gains before the cops come a knocking. And let this be a lesson to all the wanna-be-despots out there. The more rope you have the easier it is to hang yourself.

  • Ian - 2011-11-27 11:27

    julius, you call us all sorts of names and sing songs of hatred towards us and now we must feel sorry for you, you bought this upon yourself so you live with it, if you used your brains you could have been a pretty good leader, i hope you are also charged with enticing genocide and put on trial at the hague

      Anthony - 2011-11-27 13:40

      well said --hear hear

  • Judith - 2011-11-27 11:39

    Just more of his lies

  • Thandi - 2011-11-27 11:40

    Sniff, sniff - let me wipe away the crocodile tears. I wonder what his neighbours in Sandton are going to think when he moves his 20 cows into 'Corruption Castle' (HeHe). "I have looked at the trends and I have listened to the speeches" - fatboy has been listening to the wrong trends and speeches, and totally blind to the trends that have been building up for the last few years, identifying him for the cretin that he really is. I wonder if his tractor will have a blue light on it.

      Impi - 2011-11-27 18:25

      @Sikhanyiso. I agree with you. One could read only an acidic attack on us as a stupid black race that will keep cattle in the middle of Sandton. As if all of us are this backward. This "Thandi" must be some old white woman chained in the past telling us we are too primitive to live in Sandton. There are lots of these condescending white people around. They think only whites should live in the better suburbs and we should continue living in squatter camps.

      Thandi - 2011-11-27 18:46

      Judging by your moronic comments, both of you guys must be prime candidates for some obscure position in the youth league - you fit the bill. A disprin might help you think a bit clearer. Pricks.

      Gail - 2011-11-27 19:50

      I have actually wondered what my neighbours would think if I kep a couple of goats to keep my trees nicel pruned and my lawn mowed in town. It would save me money for a garden service as well as a person to cut the trees down.

      Merven - 2011-11-28 07:37

      Well said Thandi, in both cases.

  • velastardust - 2011-11-27 11:45

    OMG! Malema becoming a boer?

      Kate - 2011-11-27 11:56

      It is funny velastardust. We all know how he loves the "boers"

      Merven - 2011-11-28 07:38

      So that is why he sang kiss the boer lately, he was singing about himself!

  • F.p. - 2011-11-27 11:46

    Someone should inform Malema that farming is dangerous and that 20 head of cattle cannot breed fast enough to sustain his lifestyle.

  • ktheron2 - 2011-11-27 11:47

    Eish. This must be the first of April.....

  • Dan - 2011-11-27 11:54

    Cattle farming ..... BAAS JUJU .. sounds nice

  • Fifles - 2011-11-27 11:59

    Perhaps now, if his farm were to be raided, or taken over by bandits, terrorists, or activists, Mr Malema would be able to see the seizure of farms, from different perspective.....?

  • Kevin - 2011-11-27 12:00

    He was half finished before he begun. He will be properly finished when the Hawks do there job and put fat boy a way for a fair 30 year troll.

  • Perfume5 - 2011-11-27 12:02

    Wake me up, am I reading correctly.

  • deon.fourie - 2011-11-27 12:04

    So he's going to tend(er) to cattle. Let's hope it's not as lucrative has his previous tenders, we'll all be drowning in cow dung in 5 years time.

  • Annette - 2011-11-27 12:07

    just a smoke screen, he is going to breed with 20 cattle. yea right

  • andrew.hartung - 2011-11-27 12:12

    As if my Sunday could not get any better, this is the best news I have had in ages

  • Trevor - 2011-11-27 12:12

    YA trying to play the victim, typical.....he's like a wart, cut em out but, they always seem to find a way to come back...

  • Agri - 2011-11-27 12:13

    20 cattle's income will not be enough to sustain his income for a month. When this idiot shakes your hand count your fingers afterwards - they could be missing. He is no where near finished. Its all a huge game to him. In the end he will be living in luxury and the people who supported him will be living in poverty. Mugabe jnr

  • Marshall - 2011-11-27 12:17

    Goodbuy 'last prince of Limpopo'.

      joe.herimbi - 2011-11-27 16:49

      AG SHAME!

      joe.herimbi - 2011-11-27 16:51


  • Johan - 2011-11-27 12:18

    And trust me he will be back. Such an admitance is a little too convenient. It is not his style to openly admit he is defeated.

  • Wesley - 2011-11-27 12:19

    Hope his tjommies make a mistake and take him out

  • Suspicious Mind - 2011-11-27 12:25

    LOL.. this is nothing more than Newspaper superposition. There is NO way in hell JuJu is done and finished!!. Any "criminal"/accused has a right to plead for and seek sympathy from those that seek to vanquish him/her. If WE all believe any of the BS about him being "finished" until he makes a full public statement and he actually goes "farming" etc etc, WE all need to be in a "Looney Bin" and that's a FACT!

      Anthony - 2011-11-27 13:44

      you are 1000% right

  • Deeteem - 2011-11-27 12:39

    Glad to know that you are going down Juju !! Enjoy wearing the latest "prison" label clothing dude !!

  • CyberDog - 2011-11-27 12:42

    Melema has always just been a political tool for the ANC, and he is to dumb to see it. The African National Clowns have used him to sow Hatred, racism, and prejudice among the followers, so that the ANC could use this to manipulate these people and use this blind hatred to support the ANC's alternative agenda's. Text book Marxism implementation. And the poor uneducated masses who cannot even afford a book on marxism are eating it like candy. They will gladly support the information bill, and any other absurd laws, as they believe the suffering, and ill effects caused by the government from these are worth the effort of ridding a common enemy (this common racial based enemies are all neatly boxed, packaged and labeled by melema's idiotic foolishness.) Truth be told, the ANC needed melema, without him, this would never have been possible. But his use is now complete, finished, he is no longer needed, and will be discarded like an old used rag from the ANC criminal, corrupt cesspool. I am still trying to figure out if this is a good thing or bad thing for melema, though it will be mildly entertaining to see how long it will take for it to actually dawn on him how much of a puppet he really was. It is all a very steep downhill from here onwards.

      Suspicious Mind - 2011-11-27 12:51

      WTF is Melema? Bob Mugabe's gay lover?..LOL

  • Jeffrey - 2011-11-27 12:49

    Malema got what he deserve for not resprcting th elders in the ANC.there is an english pharse which i like said what goes around comes around.Phazi julius Phanzi.

  • Passionate.Parrot - 2011-11-27 12:55

    A good day for South Africa that Malema has conceded defeat at last. Hopefully we are rid of this man who was bent on destroying any chance of peace in this wonderful country. No country needs this kind of hate filled militant approach. Hopefully we will have leaders of integrity.