Malema demands to be heard - report

2012-04-04 22:23

Cape Town - Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema demanded that the ANC allow him to speak publicly, SABC News reported.

The report also claims that Malema threatened to challenge his supension.

It was not clear whether he would utilise internal processes or resort to court action, the report said.

Earlier in the day, the party's national disciplinary committee (NDC) announced that Malema's ANC membership had been suspended with immediate effect.

The conditions of the suspension meant that Malema would not be allowed to exercise any duty as an African National Congress member, president of the ANCYL or member of the Limpopo provincial executive committee, NDC chairperson Derek Hanekom said.

"He will not make any public statement on any matter pertaining to the ANC."

"He will not attend any meeting of the ANC or any of its structures, including the leagues, except for the purpose of the NDCA [national disciplinary committee of appeal] hearing and the pending disciplinary proceedings to be instituted against him."

Malema would also not be allowed to address any meeting of the ANC or the ANCYL.

This followed Malema's verbal attack on President Jacob Zuma on Friday when he called him a dictator and said he was suppressing the ANCYL.

"After due consideration, the NDC was satisfied that this utterance constitutes a very serious violation of the ANC constitution and that the institution of disciplinary action... as outlined in the ANC constitution is warranted," Hanekom said in a statement.

"[The NDC] concluded that such utterance could bring the ANC into disrepute."

The ANC later maintained that no individual is bigger than the party's constitution, in welcoming Malema's suspension.

"We welcome and respect the decision as we do with all decisions arrived at by constitutional structures of the ANC," spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement.

He said: "The decision of the NDC derives from the constitution of the ANC, section 25.12 (c), which empowers the NDC and the national working committee under extraordinary circumstances, to temporarily suspend any member of the ANC with a view to investigate possible charges."

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-04-04 22:37

    Oh you demand!! Well just look where that got you. The ANC finaly gave you the -E

      Phuti - 2012-04-05 13:29

      The ANC should deliver the services they promised the masses but I doubt that under Zuma.

      Ryan - 2012-04-05 13:31

      Julius Malema for President!! <3

      shudusO - 2012-04-05 14:52

      the ANCYL has run without a President for too long...2008 till today...:-P Can i get a vote me for that POST...pls

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-04-04 22:40

    Ja, and Mswati wants cows from his subjects. =P

  • Thabang - 2012-04-04 22:48

    malema must accept that he is no longer an anc,

      Zipho - 2012-04-04 23:24

      Yes due 2 the fact that he does not know how 2 keep quite

      Hermann - 2012-04-05 09:00

      Poor Guy, first he failed woodwork and now he is failing politics.

      Saffies - 2012-04-05 10:49

      @ John. Can you and the rest of Jujus supporters please open your eyes. He only causes division in this country.

      Spyker - 2012-04-05 11:45

      @John.., You (and your kind) seem to (conveniently) forget that the ANC is a voluntary organisation - nobody is forcing anybody to part of any organisation (that would be more 'Apartheid'-like). I understand that if YOUR 'leader' took 21 years to fail woodwork, such a level of commonsense may be expecting a lot, but it would serve you (and your kind) best if THINK FIRST, then think some more and then a bit more, then only speak...

      Johnathon - 2012-04-05 12:26

      Just a small bit of history for those in our population who use as a crutch, the fact that the evil system of white man oppression, which by the way ended close on twenty years ago, has doomed them forever to a life of poverty and drudgery,while the white man relishes on most of the business wealth in this country, and controls the economy.Anglo American was started by three penniless Gold Panners,who only had a vision, a dream, and a blind determination to succeed, and nothing else. They borrowed every cent they needed from local and overseas investors, who they could convince that their vision and dream could be made into reality. From such absolute humble beginnings, Anglo American has progressed to becoming an International Mining Company, competing with the best in the world. Makes one wonder if all the excuses persistently pedalled by the unsuccessful, are really that valid. They would rather fervently support Malema’s empty promise of "Economic Freedom" whatever that might be. I suspect it could apply to increddible wealth and privilege for the masses, by stealing the wealth that exists. This fairy tale "Economic Freedom" is to be bestowed on his loyal flock of followers. It is probably so appealing as not a gram of effort, hard work, dreams, vision and determination are ever mentioned. If you yourself cannot make the wealth, just steal it from some else who has. No wonder Julius built up such popularity. Everything for nothing. What an appealing scenario.

      Patrick - 2012-04-05 15:00

      @Gunofminez - I agree that there needs to be equality but Malema is not for that. He is so anti white, do you know how many Malema supporters have told me that my days are numbered just for being white? Do we really want another spineless bigot as a leader in this country? This guy is bad news and although i agree that things need to be sorted out in this country he just picks the ball up and runs with it on a lot of topics leaving people very very misinformed. A lot of the things he wants implemented in this country cannot happen without MAJOR changes first, if they were implemented this country would fall apart, like nationalization of the mines or redistribution of land, the entire economy would have to dismantled and put together in an entirely different manner to allow that to happen! That's not taking into account the relationships and deals we've made with other countries that actually keep this economy afloat, get rid of those ties and unless we as a country have some serious magic up our sleeves we're stuffed and we all might as well start buying cows and building huts again. On the matter of your loathing of colonialists, I ask you, is it morally correct to blame people for the sins of others, generations after it happened? Because if that's the case then every nation in the world is guilty of such travesties even black South Africans such as yourself, it's just the people who were here before you guys are not on the planet anymore, you wiped them all out :)

  • Malizba Liz Mhlanga - 2012-04-04 22:53

    @bless 5 is 2 many let him count 1

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-04 22:57

      Ok - let him give me 1 good reason why he wants Malema and name just 1 good thing that Malema has done for the youth.

      Irene - 2012-04-05 00:06

      Bless ~ Malizba is not able to answer which is why she's ducked. None of Fatboys supporters are able to answer because they're too thick to realise how Fatboy has pulled the wool over their ignorant eyes.

      Johnathon - 2012-04-05 09:41

      John, I am absolutely flabbergasted by the absolutely inane comment of yours, indicating that you are still a Malema supporter. His time in power has lost South Africa billions upon billions of lost international investment, and the stopping of most capitalisation expansion projects on the majority of mines in South Africa. Did you also manage to fail woodwork, during and obviously early terminated school career you followed.

      Johnathon - 2012-04-07 00:46

      I can only find it so spineless and yellow bellied, that I have 5 crosses against my above article "Just a small bit of history" yet checking all the comments below, there is none that says "Thinkertank - I do not agree with your comments, for this reason or that" Are these cowards to scared to meet me, intellect on intellect, to respond to their reasons for putting a cross against my comment. Come on cowards, let us have it out, one on one. I challenge you.

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-04 22:54

    I think if Malema does'nt go quietly...and keeps up with his insults and ranting.. he could find himself thrown in jail.

      Christelle - 2012-04-04 23:03

      I don't think so, but people do disappear! One should also worry about a internal hit on the dude and we will get the blame! After all, who is he harming the most that would want him out of the way - the government!

      Uzziphathele - 2012-04-05 06:47

      Sandra if they throw him in jail for telling the truth, leadership of anc is failing people they put them there,they're afreid of something and JZ wants second term in power only promis promis promis only;juju u r not alone I promis u go juju go

      Uzziphathele - 2012-04-05 07:01

      Sandra if they throw him in jail for telling the truth, leadership of anc is failing people they put them there,they're afraid of something and JZ wants second term in power only promise promise promise only;juju u r not alone I promise u go juju go the truth must came out they're corrupt as well;out of ten people from gov one or two they are not; they're taking billions from poor people's;we need true leaders;what happen to shabbil s.coz is JZee right hand man etc

      Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-04-05 07:50

      They won't throw him in jail for telling the truth, but they won't interfere and make the charges of corruption, theft and tender corruption dissapear. Meaning he goes to jail

  • Tumi - 2012-04-04 23:01

    My President T-bos

      Duma - 2012-04-05 09:29

      Where is that guy, order and discipline left when he was force to relinquish the the reins of the ANC presidency

  • maritza.meyer - 2012-04-04 23:05

    I demand for food, fuel and electricity prices to drop!

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-04 23:26

      You and 50 million others ...

      maritza.meyer - 2012-04-05 07:03

      @bless that's exactly my point...

  • bob.mugabe2 - 2012-04-04 23:05

    Always welcome to join Zanu-PF if they don't want you my boy. But just remember, my disciplinary committee does things differently. Let's just say the hearings are held at night.....

      veritas.odium.paret - 2012-04-04 23:13

      Lol, and sjamboks tend to be mediators between the committee members and dissenters...

      Zimbobwe - 2012-04-04 23:18

      @bob... hahahaaaaaa lmao, what really do you do at night??? Heard from the grapevine old Bob might be gay. It would good for malema to attend the sessions with old Bob!!!

      Assegai - 2012-04-04 23:59

      LOL LOL LOL @ all 3 of you!!! Very funny!!!!

  • Andrew - 2012-04-04 23:15


  • bob.mugabe2 - 2012-04-04 23:20

    Things not to bring with you when you join ZANU-PF: 1. That thing when you roll your arms indicationg a substitution. Stability is of upmost importance in Zim politics. 2. Calling your party president a dictator. The word does'nt even exist here. 3. The songabout the shower giving you a hard time. We're fond of our showers here in he north. 4. Thabo Mbeki. Things to bring with: 1. The shoot the boor song. 2. The Nationalisation manifesto, so we can help you perfect it. 3. Dr Basson if you can convince him. I'm hosting a coctail party for the MDS and I need a barman.

      Assegai - 2012-04-05 00:01


      lytteot7 - 2012-04-05 00:17

      Hahaha I like the Basson one and also the dictator part.

  • molopez30 - 2012-04-04 23:21

    He is a bit of a legend. But a bit more of a to$$er. Always reliable for a bit of a chuckle.

  • Eulanda - 2012-04-04 23:27

    Its Collens democratic right to support Malema ,I can't believe u calling him uneducated and yet u have no idea what his qualifications are .Malema might be guilty of not being able to express himself but many of his issues are true and correct ..He has stated many times he doesn't hate white just cos one does not agree with ur ideas or believes don't make them stupid .Yes he is right what the anc is doing is unconstitutional and that I believe Mandela will not agree with ..I am sure if it were him leading Julious would have been heard and not suspended ..stop calling fools .I support Malema ,I am educated and not a fool ..rather him than JZ

      Malizba Liz Mhlanga - 2012-04-04 23:55

      Mandela expelled holomisa you idiot

      Sean - 2012-04-05 00:11

      @Eulanda - It is also your brainless democratic right to support who ever you want to ! Well done !!

      Sekalf - 2012-04-05 07:44

      You and educated? get smart about the subject before contributing rubbish!

      Pierre - 2012-04-05 09:38

      Don't forget that his statement (in not hating whites), was immediately followed by an insulting challenge of their christian faith, trying to make them seem like bad christians if they don't just share their all fortune for free. You don't "slap a man in the face" and then hold out your palm.

      donald.perumal - 2012-04-05 17:20

      Quite frankly any fool can say anything in Africa and come out like a hero.The problem is "saying and questioning are easy" ,its the delivery and keeping to election promises that are difficult.

  • Kraken - 2012-04-04 23:35

    Ag go farm in Zimbabwe you stupid sod.

  • charmaine.rowlands - 2012-04-04 23:35

    Pathetic! and i see the trolls are out tonight

  • Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-04 23:39

    I think Malema will return to his hometown soon AKA Nigeria.

      Zipho - 2012-04-05 00:20

      Phillip I think you will be sad when malema says you must go were the afrikaanars came from and I think you just like him

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-04-05 01:30

      I always wonder why Malema doesn't get involved in any argument regarding the drought-stricken areas of the South. Does he not want to nationalize the diamonds in Namibia? Does he not own a stake in fracking the Karoo? Why is his agenda (so narrowly) focussed on Botswana and Zimbobwe (sic)? Are there any ANCYL members doing voluntary work in Somalia? As the column in the ST rightly states: "So many questions"..

      Peter - 2012-04-05 13:38

      Zipho --- I am already where the Afrikaners came from --- Cape Town. Your point is what? Cape Town is awesome under DA rule. We have awesome public transport. We do not have E-toll. We have excellent sporting facilities for everyone. Etc etc etc. Once again --- what is your point?

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-04-04 23:50

    When Malema threatened to "spill the beans" on Zuma he shot himself in the foot. It would have been good to hear what he had to say. Perhaps something outrageous is coming - that's why he is now forbidden to speak publicly and the secrecy bill has suddenly become urgent. Malema has raised some valid issues, but his mistreatment of the youth, by not mentoring them in a positive way, his rousing them to militancy and his promises to them of land and mines are just misleading them. Their poor education will ensure that they never have meaningful jobs, so they will live in expectation of all this unearned wealth - which of course will never happen.

      Abrahams - 2012-04-05 00:28

      Guys like it or not Zuma time run out? They want to keep Malima away from speaking out ? The things Malema say is true, he speak for the ANCYL ! He was not elected by the ANC ? The power is in the young lions hands now ANC are weak now they need the young lions viva ANCYL.

      Marion - 2012-04-05 00:37

      Abrahms - the sooner the ANCYL (and those of you who are defending him and threatening dire consequences now) realises that they do not speak for all the youth (age 14 - 35 lol) in South Africa, the better. The ANCYL and Julius Malema have over-inflated sense of their own importance.

      Peter - 2012-04-05 13:42

      Abrahams ---- Surely the term "ANC" youth league should give you a clue? If you "youths" (and I do NOT believe anyone over the age of 19 is a youth) do not like ANC policy ... drop the ANC and start your own political party OUTSIDE of the ANC?? The mentality you have of staying within- and voting for- that which you do not agree with is astounding!!

  • smsongelwa - 2012-04-04 23:57

    Idiotic Malema, he wants to bring Zimbabwe and Mugabe stupid ideas in our country. He's just playing and using poor people for his personal benefits and his comrades. GOOO U FOOOOL GOOOO!!!

      Gift - 2012-04-05 00:34

      leadership is something ur born wit. Wat i noticed he deosnt hve de qualities. He wz jst lucky 2b choosen.he had 2 shut those fat lips nd learn 4rm de best.

  • Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-05 00:02

    @Irene, I agree! But who are the first one Mr Malema will blame if food and water dries up? The White Man. The settler! The Bastads!

      Marion - 2012-04-05 00:38

      @Phillip - I thought Mother Nature was responsible for dispensing water, not the whites.

      Pierre - 2012-04-05 09:42

      Lol. Yeah. despite the whiteman only constituting 1/10 of the country's population. It must be nice to blame all your worries on an irrelevant scapegoat.

      Brett - 2012-04-05 14:01

      @Marion the whites are responsible for developing irrigation systems, water purification systems, building dams to store water etc etc...

  • nomkhosi.cosment - 2012-04-05 00:09

    Now really people do we have 2 argue bout some one who considers mugabe as an inspiration and a great leader? President of da poorest country in da world? we not ready to have an economic disaster, I don't think communism is da best way 2 run a country, let malema share his million with the poor, contribute to charities, do something useful about him self maby we wil c his potential but 4 now he is as gud as a nobody 2 me..

      Irene - 2012-04-05 00:15

      Well said Nomkhosi. Now how come you can see it and other's can't. Are they just too lazy to work or what is the issue. They can surely not be so blind and stupid not to see through Fatboy?

      Elize - 2012-04-05 10:59

      Irene I would just love to know the answer to that question!!

      Lincoln - 2012-04-06 09:50

      NoMkhosi i think you are denying the ANCYL president his democratic right enshrined in our consititution to have freedom of association. I for one am an admire of Mugabe, he is tough resolute and unfazed by all the critics all aover the world. Zimbabwe is continuing bussiness as usual, they have even nationalised our South African company Impala Plats and the shareholders are still sticking to the company like superglue-Zimplats. Ask David Brown the CEO of Impala Plats-Rustenburg. Mugabe has endured the lies from the imperialist and when he decided to put a stop to it, all propaganda which the west shrewdly use to convince people who do not know the truth. Many people are convinced that Mugabe is a bad person, let me tell you how ZIMPLATS. 5% to the employees, 10% to the community and 65% to the goverment. Now tell me if Mugabe is a bad person and this is continuing to all the companies in Zim and few investors have left. So don't blame Malema for being inspired by such great feats. Yes people are poor and even when Mugabe was fair in politics under the Anglo American cloud and he is trying to give them ownership of their land and stand proud of it. Malema is doing the same he is also my hero and am inspired by him

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-04-12 02:07

      Lincoln, I see your point. Unfortunately, Mugabe fails for going outside his Country for Medical care, enriching himself and his cohorts beyond measure, wiping out slums around Harare and leaving people with nowhere to go. Please read the novel "When the Crocodile eats the Sun" - honest, and heart-wrenching.

  • Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-05 00:11

    This IS going to get ugly. Juju wil have to polish his AK to make sure it can still fire a shot.

  • andile.shange - 2012-04-05 00:17

    eish this brianless full is still going to make noise expelled, suspended or not

      Marion - 2012-04-05 00:41

      His utterances will only be heard if the media continue to give him a platform. Beginning to think they are like a bunch of prostitutes prepared to do anything to earn a buck.

      robqb - 2012-04-06 10:25

      @Marion. A quick buck or not, if it wasn't for the media you'd also be in the dark like juju!

  • mushoni.bulagi - 2012-04-05 00:17

    Guys,guys en guys again. All this juju saga builds to mangaung. There is nothing wrong with his actions. People are playing the blame game to settle political scores. Please do not fall for this is play the man "juju" but the ball. I pause for now

      Irene - 2012-04-05 00:21

      Good. Keep pausing until you get some common logic.

      Marion - 2012-04-05 00:44

      Mushoni - Are you saying that South Africans are totally ignorant when it comes to interpreting what comes out of his mouth? What we actually see and hear him sprouting from any public platform? What comes out of his mouth is what has landed him in this predicament. He suffers from a chronic case of foot-in-mouth disease. Speaks with emotion and not with his brain.

      Ndira - 2012-04-05 08:56

      political scores or not I for one is sick and tired of juju who keeps giving us ancyl members a bad name

      robqb - 2012-04-06 10:29

      @Marion. No interpretation needed. If your nose is not blocked you can smell what comes out of that gob-hole. Also, how can he use something he doesn't have?

  • DeeJwane - 2012-04-05 00:19

    Let my president speak,he has a right to. We scared to speak our minds because we working for white companies. You possess all the riches you need,speak and no one will fire you unlike me. My Manager possess no qualification but yet he's my manager regardless of the engineering qualifications we have. Proper measures and implementation of bringing economy in the hands of the people is all we looking for.Mugabe is educated yet he lacked vision,stop making education an issue here.Malema is a true comrade who doesn't live in an ideal world where everything is perfect. He tackle real issues affecting my people!

      Irene - 2012-04-05 00:23

      Bwahahahahaha! Sorry, just had to pick myself up off the floor from laughing. What has Fatboy done for you? If you want to be rich, work. If you want to be the boss, start your own company. Handouts aren't going to get you anywhere pal. The only thing that'll help you is yourself. Forget Fatboy, forget the ANCriminals, nothing is for freeeeeeee and until you understand that concept, you won't get anywhere.

      Nicki.Labuschagne - 2012-04-05 08:01

      Unfortunately not everyone who is educated has common sense or even common decency. There is just not point to this argument. You will always want to take away what the white folks have and forever try to justify your skewed and twisted ideas. No amount of education will change that mindset or remove the chip on your shoulder. That is as clear as the sun in the sky, glaring and blinding you to the truth. My grandfather and his father and his father who have been working the land for many years never took it by force. Title deeds are evidence and proof of money exchanged, regardless of whether or not some people could read at the time or not. That did not change the facts. In any event, is the illiteracy of the past our fault too? I am so sick and tired of arguing with a brick wall, there is simply no point. As the Bible says: \Don't argue with fools\ it's a waste of time and energy and only goes round in a circle. Can we move forward already?!

      Pierre - 2012-04-05 09:54

      I grew up learning that my father WORKED hard to gather what little wealth he has and is only now enjoying the fruits of his LABOUR. As such I also worked hard in school and afterwards, saving and planning and being diligent to obtain the estate I now own. I never took anything from anyone, and I never got anything for free except the opportunity that my father busted his back for. That being JUST a starting opportunity and nothing more. After all, that is what parents are supposed to offer their children, and even if they don't, nothing stops you from achieving self-empowerment and self growth through the sweat of your own brow and the intelligence of your own mind. Stop blaming the rest of the world for your own situation.

      Elize - 2012-04-05 11:02

      Pls don't get excited about anyone that gets a degree these days, looking at the pass rate you need, it doesn't say much!!

      Johnathon - 2012-04-05 11:06

      Hi DeeJwana, if you have all these fancy engineering qualifications, why don’t you decide to get off your lazy a**se and use that fantastic brain you have, by starting your own company, just like all the successful white people who have actually earned good money by having the courage not to work for some white man, who you say has no qualifications. To do so indicates that you don’t have the ability to compete with the successful white men, who abound in this country through a positive attitude to make something of their lives and not just work for a boss that they keep complaining about. Also stop wanting to steal all the profitable mines, farms and businesses that have been started by evil white men. Buy your own farms, start your own mines and businesses like the white man had to, rather than envy and steal from others who were entrepreneurial enough to start with absolutely nothing, and through hard work and intellect build the successful economy that you all enjoy today.

      Jacqui - 2012-04-05 11:28

      Eengineering qualifications?. I hope you are not called on to build something significant. Affecting your people? YOUR people?. Now really what can I say?. Education is vital to all, surely you must agree with that?.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-04-12 03:17

      I worked under incompetent managers for 23 years - through all the colours of the rainbow. Eventually it killed my spirit. Don't let it get to you.

  • lytteot7 - 2012-04-05 00:27

    The only people to blame here are ANC top bras, I know people hate Malema but where was this NDC when Malema used to say \the only problem in this country is Mbeki\. Why were they quite when Malema was harassing our former president? They were enjoying the show because the situation was suiting their own agenda. Malema grew in confidence and became more disrespectful and now that he is on the collision course with them they try by all means to silence him. They created a monster and I say Malema hit them hard, I'm not your fan, I'm not zuma's fan but just do anything for that retard of a president not to come back as a president in mangaung.

      Johnathon - 2012-04-07 00:50

      I can only find it so spineless and yellow bellied, that I have1 cross against my above article "HiJeewana, if you have all these fancy engineering qualifications" yet checking all the comments below, there is none that says "Thinkertank - I do not agree with your comments, for this reason or that" Are these cowards to scared to meet me, intellect on intellect, to respond to their reasons for putting a cross against my comment. Come on cowards, let us have it out, one on one. I challenge you.

  • Frank - 2012-04-05 00:33

    When Malema insulted fmr pres Mbeki, why wasnt this constitution violated? Why wasnt DC action taken? Mbalula also insulted some in his time but no action was taken. Why does the dc process apply to some and not others? Ever since Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma took office, everything has been going wrong in this county eg lack of service delivery, divisions within the party, country losing its dignity, corruption, oil price, e tolls, Zumas becoming instant millionares, info bill, shower after sex e.t.c. God give me strength!

      nomkhosi.cosment - 2012-04-05 00:51

      He had neva called mbeki a dictator dats an insult, and don't blame zuma 4 malemas useless ideologies which are coursing these controversy, he might not b da best president but I dnt c any different in him and da former presidents all uve mentioned ,the crisis, had 4eva bin der, except da shower

      Marion - 2012-04-05 01:02

      Frank - mmmm instant millionaires. JM is only thirty years old, got no real qualifications and yet he is a millionaire. Not fair to blame everything on Zuma because many things existed/started under previous president. No one can convince me that corruption started with Zuma. No one can convince me that lack of service delivery started with Zuma. The man has been in power for about 3 years yet everyone expects miracles from him when his predecessors hadn't been able to accomplish things he is being given sole blame for. People need to be realistic about what any president can accomplish in three years compared to a president who served the equivalent of two-and-a-half terms if rumours are to be believed. i.e. that it was Thabo Mbeki who actually ran the country behind the scenes during Nelson Mandela's tenure.

      Frank - 2012-04-05 01:05

      @ Nomkhosi- yes he called him a dictator, that is his opinion... What happened to freedom of speech? You honestly cant compare Mandela/Mbeki to Zuma. Mandela stood for reconsiliation, peace and uniting the nation Mbeki economy and AU. What does your papa, Zuma stand for?

      Frank - 2012-04-05 01:26

      @ marion: im not saying that they started with Zuma but under him they got from bad to worse, where was Khulubuse before Zuma got to power? You've got seriously ill inmates in jail who deserve a medical parole but Shabeer Shaik ( a close friend of Zuma is free and seen playing golf wtf is that) Jackie Selebi (Zuma's comrade is busy with his escape) No action/investigation taken on Mac Maharaj and his wife, Richard Mdluli e.t.c I mean, what is this?

      nomkhosi.cosment - 2012-04-05 01:38

      Frank stop babbling about freedom of speech, u can not just insult a country and justify by freedom of speech! So now this is a dictatorship? Bt calling da president a dictator ,Zuma doesn't take decisions as an individual although he has da last say? nelson mandela is our hero yes, post 1994 he fought 4 our rights, he deserves all da credits, now in a subject of ruling da country what he did, wat was da transformation, pls b specific, and umBeki! AU? What does AU had 2 do with crisis affecting da country? Mbeki was even worse da guy was careless and ignorant about da AIDS epidemic in SA, in conclusion I personaly think ruling a country is not child's play, rome waz not built in seconds!!

  • Phillip van Niekerk - 2012-04-05 00:36

    Nigeria on alert for potential attacks - "They already know he might be returning to his Homeland."

      Hugo - 2012-04-05 10:32

      Phillip,we get it.

  • valcooperRSA - 2012-04-05 00:52

    Scream all you want...he wants to have his say.....note he was only suspended.....not chucked out or been banned from anc....just he will have his say no matter when chit hits the fan...going to get messy out there

  • nomkhosi.cosment - 2012-04-05 01:08

    @marion yes mother nature provides water but does he/she do da plumbing? Cum on now you better dan dat

      Marion - 2012-04-05 01:19

      @nomkhosi.cosment - lol. Excellent point. Must admit that all I considered was that we are a drought country and they reckon in the next 10 years or so we will not have enough water. Plumbing never entered my mind. :-)))

  • Nico - 2012-04-05 01:45

    Maphuri - take over and become rich mentality or should I bribe you with a R1000 to tell us your 'secret'. (sic)

  • Arthur - 2012-04-05 01:59

    <----- insert "blah blah blah" here.

  • John - 2012-04-05 02:52

    Colleen .leaderless and brainless

  • Ally Rhandzeka - 2012-04-05 05:33

    fr the last 7 yrs he has been talkn sht.nw he got wat he realy drseve.he has been despdng brachs and suspdn ppl lik ntng.nw its u turn big mouth.shut up.

  • strandloop - 2012-04-05 05:57

    Malema was ..given the opportunity to speak at anc events...again. all he had to do was show respect, but he didn't. he's too stupid to understand protocol and politics. so he is suspended, probably expelled. he can speak, but not at any anc events. he can speak to the cattle on his farm.

      Marco Gajane - 2012-04-05 07:34

      malema was surppose to keep quite until they finish with his hearing maybe he cauld have avoided this

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  • Bzeng - 2012-04-05 06:47

    Ok Juju appealing against the suspension! ,Julius Appeal Malema

  • Lisa - 2012-04-05 06:54

    To my dear JOOLIAS! I have so enjoyed watching all of your ridonkulous political blunders this last while! What on earth am I going to do to pass the time now that you have been gagged!? Wait... I know...laugh my ass off!!!!!

  • Mary - 2012-04-05 07:01

    I'm sorry to have to ask, but are these people for real?

      Jacqui - 2012-04-05 12:02

      No, they get baked every morning.

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-04-05 15:13

      Believe it...they are for real... they will follow any individual that promises them land and a mine....maybe someone should promise them an oil tanker that will enrich them....if it was Malema that said this they would blindly start swimming out to the oil tanker.

      robqb - 2012-04-06 10:45

      @Sandra. They must be careful that juju doesn't hand them a land-mine.

  • samuel.serfontein - 2012-04-05 07:01

    All i see here is stupid comments without any substance from illiterate, illogical people that supports a liberation movement. Wake up people. they dont know anything about running a country. all they know is liberation, hence fighting for economic freedom.One quick question. Which party are in charge of this country?

      nolan.brunsdon - 2012-04-05 11:02

      @samuel What the @#$% are you saying?

  • Sonja - 2012-04-05 07:06

    We LOVE julius malema. destroying the ANC since 2008

  • Oageng - 2012-04-05 07:08

    I think SA is still infested by racists,anyway I hope this serves as lesson to Malema that instead of raising your voice raise the quality of your argument

      Marion - 2012-04-05 08:15

      Oageng - "Instead of raising your voice raise the quality of your argument.." Well said!

      robqb - 2012-04-06 10:48

      @Oageng. Yes, I agree. Only this time around they seem to be black.

  • Oageng - 2012-04-05 07:08

    I think SA is still infested by racists,anyway I hope this serves as lesson to Malema that instead of raising your voice raise the quality of your argument

  • dutoit.roodman - 2012-04-05 07:11

    An Ultimatum OR WHAT???! For goodness sake, just let it go!!!

  • Ian - 2012-04-05 07:13

    its boring now fat kid, go have a morning dop

  • Phuti - 2012-04-05 07:16

    I wonder y the NEC of ANC allow themselves to lead by ZUMA I mean ther r clever people in the ANC.y allow such a person with bad behavior to lead.

  • Thabo - 2012-04-05 07:22

    I like Malema and his vigorous leadership style and also commend the new Ideas the Youth league proposes. The only problem I see is that Youth league (Malema in particular) is disobedient. The manner in which they behave, should they not be penalized now they'll be MORE destructive at ANC's cost in the future. I wish Malema could have been mentotored as to how to address Ideas and issues in a more proper way. Of course I (youth) want to be represented by leaders who are vigilant and valiant, but must be respectful too. I'm ANC for Life, but believe Malema should be punished. Right now the madness that is happening in the ANC caused by Youth league, is really annoying... Finish

      Marion - 2012-04-05 08:17

      Well balanced comment Thabo.

      Vanessa - 2012-04-05 08:36

      These bunch of greedy ANC self claimed fathers and mothers were behind juju when he was doing the same for its their turn n they want him shows who was the fake and snake here and juju is outstanding ORIGINAL...he still push the masses needs..they just tell us how they are going to use ou hard earned money to create more wealthy for themselves these days...and they will fight us with all the powers they have just to suck us...sometimes. one wonder when are we going to get economic freedom from these international countries..maybe that's why they couldn't stand Mbeki and that's why Mandela opted for mbeki...they promise the leadership all wealth and place an ultimate that with or without them they will suck south Africa of its citizens hard earned cash and suck its wealthy in anyways...the apartheid government resisted this and they made plans to survive..mbeki did the same and yet the present gov has no single idea than to go for the opportunity to sacrifice its people for few individual personal gain..what do you call that??..for how long must we hang like biltong.. LETS LISTEN TO WHAT JUJU SAY AND NOT HOW HE SAYS IT..

      nomkhosi.cosment - 2012-04-05 08:48

      @vennessa u r hanging lyk biltong because u don't go out der and market your self! Malema won't do a thing 4 u , u r as lazy as da rest of dem

      nolan.brunsdon - 2012-04-05 11:05

      @nomkhosi speaking about marketing yourself, who is your employer?

  • Travis - 2012-04-05 07:24

    Malema, inside the ANC, or outside the ANC is a headache for them. But what is more a threat? Malema as a competitor or an internal big headache. I know which one I would choose...

  • Wayne - 2012-04-05 07:32

    An ultimatum? ...........or else what, Julius?

  • marumobongani - 2012-04-05 07:36

    that was last of his nine lives a dog in a cat's body now lets sing lalalalalalalalaalala\r\nlalalalalalalalalalal\r\neheh eheeehe goodbye

      Kedibone - 2012-04-05 08:32

      Wake up and smell the coffee, or stay in your cocoon of ignorance. Malema is the future...any young south african who doesn't see that is a lost soul.

      Azmeena - 2012-04-05 10:34

      Kedibone- u are seriously delusional if you think Malema is the future. Lost soul? Sista, you have LOST UR MIND

  • Lesego Wesinyana - 2012-04-05 07:38

    This suspension gives Juju the chance to make any statement on his personal capacity. Hope Mr. Malema woukd take this opportunity to attack whoever on his path. Come 2014 ANC will become 3rd opposition party.

  • Musawenkosi - 2012-04-05 07:38

    It is very sad about what is happening between the Anc and Youth league president. The mother body is now reaping the benefits for what they have invested in Malema end of story. Chicken are coming back home to roost. When Malema was saying all the wrong things in public against Mbeki both as state president and Anc president nobody ever said anything but Malema was seen as a champion including the current president of the Anc,the secretary general who is the Ceo. The leadership of the Anc knows very well that you reap what you sow that is the law of this physical eco dimension. But also it must be brought into the Anc attention that Malema is raising points about the economic transformation but the Anc has never come up with an alternative instead they have sent people quitely to do reaserch about this nationalization that Malema is talking about. My point is that the Anc cannot deal with results but they must deal with the roots of the problem and secondly come up with the alternative to what Malema is talking about which what the people of this counrty need. I also challenge the people not to castigate Malema but come up with the solution to the problem end of the story.

      zongs.mtimde - 2012-04-05 07:57

      You are correct comrade this boy was calling our former president Thibos with names and no one saw that as misconduct and now just because is Zuma, ANC must deal with roots. This boy cannot rule the country why he cannot look back on the footsteps of Tony Yengeni and Fikile Mbalula, this stupit boy doesn't have respect and he was supposed to be long gone.