Malema 'groomed to be stray bullet'

2012-03-01 22:36

Cape Town - ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's expulsion from the African National Congress came as no surprise, the Congress of the People youth movement said on Thursday.

"South Africans must be reminded that Malema was mentored and groomed by President Jacob Zuma, his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe, and ANC NEC member Derek Hanekom, among others, to behave like a stray bullet," Cope youth leader Nqaba Bhanga said.

"He recklessly went on attacking those who disagreed with him politically, with wanton disregard for their status, gender, age difference, or significance."

Malema had even gone so far as befriending other "political spent-forces and controversial political leaders such as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe".

He dared talking of mobilising to depose leaders of other sovereign states like Botswana.

"We must all never forget that the former youth league leader is a key product of the Zuma group that plotted against former president Thabo Mbeki," Bhanga said.

But Malema would also go into history's archives as a disgraced youth leader who had never advocated any progressive youth empowerment programme while at the league's helm.

This factor would haunt his mentor, now arch-rival, Zuma, who became the first ANC president under which a youth leader who helped propel him to power was expelled, Bhanga said.

  • Grimett - 2012-03-01 22:56

    a stray pellet

      paul.coetzee1 - 2012-03-02 09:25

      No its a "Dum Dum"

      John - 2012-03-02 09:33

      A stray dog... Now biting the hand that fed it...

  • Sharon - 2012-03-01 23:02

    The handler has lost control of the puppet

      Joao - 2012-03-01 23:51

      @Sharon I believe that Zuma is still very much in control of his puppet. Malema has made all the mistakes in the book. Zuma has placed a lot of people exactly where he wanted them ... and then waited in the reeds ... It has played out exactly like Zuma wanted it to play out. Malema is left holding the can, and will "die" by his own jawbone and his own greed. Zuma is an old-school jackal. Poor Malema. Zuma wrote the script, and Malema played his part. Zuma knew very well that Malema's inflated ego did not allow him to see that he was being used in a power-battle which is larger than Malema. Predictably, Malema is now an outcast and will in time be entangled in expensive legal battles with SARS and others. It is going to cost him mielieôns to defend himself. Malema is now history. It is a misconception that he will ever survive any of this. Zuma allowed and encouraged Malema to believe that he was "something". Of course Malema has never been anything ... and never forget that 100% of nothing still remains ... NIL. Malema undoubtedly thought that there would be thousands of people in the streets, burning, looting and destroying everything to demonstrate their support for Malema. But ... nothing ... 500 people in front of his grandmother's house is not a revolution. Malema is gone and will soon be forgotten. There will, of course, be others who take up the baton, but it won't be Malema.

      John - 2012-03-02 04:54

      Leonard and Joao, you are both spot on. Showerhead manipulated and wrote the script. He even fueled his flame by dancing and singing JuJu's song "kill the boer". I think wily old fox is an understatement.

      flysouth - 2012-03-02 10:50

      I do not believe that Zuma 'wrote the script' for Malema - Zuma is not that clever! Zuma in his desperation to avoid being charged for corruption found that the loud mouthed and moronic yobbo Malema was useful, since he had some support amongst similarly moronic youth, in this fight against justice being meted out to Zuma. Malema of course finding support in Zuma at that time and being a total buffoon and moron, then began to think he was important in the greater scheme of things, believing himself to be another Mandela (he has claimed this)! As soon as he threatened Zuma and the grown-up ANC, and refused to recant, he was doomed of course. Ascribing Machiavellian plots of great cunning and sophistication to the likes of Zuma, does a disservice as it tends to encourage belief in a competent and clever Zuma and the ANC collective - which creature does not exist in this Universe!

  • halicon76 - 2012-03-01 23:03

    malema was a stray... even in woodwork

      Sean - 2012-03-02 00:05

      Maybe someone ``moerd`` him too hard with a plank over his head when he was younger ?

      Keith - 2012-03-02 08:19

      He wasn't "moer'd" hard enough!

  • Georg - 2012-03-01 23:04

    Actually he's much more like a boomerang, not a stray bullet.

      Kallie Van Zyl - 2012-03-01 23:10

      The racist white capitalist propably made him that way? Even the youth in his home town going a huge ju-ju farewell party

      Irene - 2012-03-02 00:34

      Rather blame it on apartheid.

      inwardk - 2012-03-02 01:15

      I agree with you. Seldom have I seen someone publically self-destruct like that. I still remember Zuma saying - to everyone's horror - Malema will be a worthy successor. All he had to do was be cool, he had it made.

      Fussed - 2012-03-02 06:31

      @ Georg, Sorry bru but more like a stick, a boomerang is predictible

  • Philip - 2012-03-01 23:09

    Cry me a river.....

      Paula - 2012-03-02 13:06

      Touche gringo...Put your super man underpants ,build a bridge and get over it....

  • paullombard17 - 2012-03-01 23:27

    Ja ne...true words Mr Cope Youth Leader but I sense trouble on the horizon, we've seen the circus clowns and caged animals perform now for the tightrope event.. get the popcorn out & enjoy the show..

      alansmartSnr - 2012-03-01 23:36

      Ag no man, shame, this poor guy has got enough problems.. give him a break.. (is this better?):-)

      Sterling - 2012-03-02 00:15

      This is history repeating itself, in NAZIS Germany the YL leaders tried to get rid of Hitler and Hitler had of his right hand men to killed him. Malema better watch himself because he might end up having an accident like in Zim.

  • Kai - 2012-03-01 23:35

    There might be something in this, after all it wasn't so long ago when cosatu were lining up at the Swaziland border demanding change there, this was while they were still firmly in bed with Zuma & Co. Zuma is a dangerous man who uses others to get his own way and am sure if he gets a second term will turn dictator for life who by his own admission wanted to go to the streets and butcher the white man. Give him a second term then you'll be handing him his machine gun....

      Dee - 2012-03-01 23:55

      I too have a sense of disquiet at the ruthlessness of Zuma ... he has not only repeatedly used then turned on his key 'King Maker' -but is scoring political points in doing so. Whilst many are rejoicing at a yapping dog being kicked out in the cold - there's a rabid fox on the throne who is daily strengthening his power and shadow state structures. Bhanga's analysis of Juju is sound ... I'd like to hear his take on Zuma's time in office.

      Irene - 2012-03-02 01:27

      The Yoof Leek has declared war and are planning to make what happened outside of Luthuli house the last time a picnic. Wonder where they'll get the money from to pay the rent-a-crowd.

      Kai - 2012-03-02 07:50

      The problem Irene is that they couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag.

  • Inno - 2012-03-01 23:52

    pratical example for those who take politics as career,i learnt more about international and local politics so malema must first learn how to communicate with people and able to difine the term economic freedom,he was not there during the appartheid regime,still talking about attacking and fighting for democracy,to hell,how can he said,he is fighting for the poores still wearing the watch of R500,000,00 and demolish the house which cost more than R2 000 000,00 but lot of people still have no shelter,limpopo goverment currenly is bank crupt because of the people who is greedy,i mean Godfathers,still mathale must GO!i am currently studing for the reason to bring transformation in south africa,i hate him for looting our monies to build expensive houses my father died for this country but i have nothing to hold only exclusive people,that our tax and wealth he stole,no respect,he made white people to fill so allinated,he was trying to cause uprising,still he is not politically activist he is a liar and deceiver,so juju,you will vote for me 1 day,you dezev big time in prison for what u did for us particulay limpopo people,i min here i am venda,u bribe youth of zhelele by giving them free alcohol in mphephu resort,what can they do with alcohol,20 minutes sweet jouney,we were looking for changes juju,u disgrace us, imin south africa,u dis rispect tata,mbeki,my father for what they did in this country,4sure u will cast ur vote to me 1day

      Dewald - 2012-03-02 00:34

      Please finish your education and learn to write and spell for goodness sake! Nobody will listen to or vote for you if you are so uneducated.

      Samuel - 2012-03-02 00:54

      Tell him, he would listen to you... I spent Two(2) crying as this... ousted Mbeki(our respected father in Africa) like a dog... I couldn't compute, it was like a thunder smashing my brain... I started doubting and questioning my rational judgement; you know Inno; we all sprang from apes but some didn't spring far enough...! South Africa as the mother of Africa needs peace, political stability and sound judiciary... this country has a tripartite role; Domestic, Regional and Global. Popular-ism will no longer be the way to power but Excellence and Merit. Now I can sip my rosé(wine) and sleep like a baby... One rotten tomato is out of the basket... many more must still come out... Limpopo will be healed... the winds of change are blowing. Thanks.

      Scouter - 2012-03-02 01:33

      The ability to string two cohesive, correctly spelt words together might be a worthy start to your political aspirations.

      Dee - 2012-03-02 01:51

      I appreciate and understand Inno's point perfectly well. Dewald and Scouter - I take it you can express your petty penny's worth as fluently in Zulu or Xhosa?

      heinrich.crouse - 2012-03-02 01:57

      Ja, Dewald en Scouter. Let's see how good your Venda is.

      Scouter - 2012-03-02 02:26

      I do not try and write in any language other than English, chaps - I think that might be the point. Quite apart from the fact that the above is not a case of struggling with English but rather a case of using lazy 'text speak'. Get back in your boxes.

      Dee - 2012-03-02 03:42

      Scouter : I respectfully suggest that if you don't want Dewald to comment on your level of education, it would be a good idea to check and correct the grammar, punctuation and sentence structure of your last post. May I also respectfully point out that it is very lazy and improper of you to use the term 'chaps' when addressing one of female gender; and furthermore, entirely inaccurate to suggest that I live in a box. Microsoft Word has a very good 'English Help' facility that you could climb right into. Failing that, here is a site where you can educate yourself with some 21st century test-speak :

      John - 2012-03-02 05:18

      @Dee, ffs get off your "box", your remark at Scouter and Dewald "I appreciate and understand Inno's point perfectly well. Dewald and Scouter - I take it you can express your petty penny's worth as fluently in Zulu or Xhosa?" Can you express yourself in Xhosa and Zulu?

      gary.hope1 - 2012-03-02 10:23

      sheet, give this chap a break, at least we could understand his point, imagine if we were stringing words let alone sentences together in a black african language~ go Inno

      Dee - 2012-03-02 12:04

      @JohnB - Yes!!! Making petty points about language use from an unfounded sense of superiority surely deserves contempt and 'frustrated old tart' type comments. APPLY THAT TO DEWALD & SCOUTER AS MY POST WAS A SPOOF ON THEIR ATTITUDES.

  • Chaapo - 2012-03-02 00:37

    “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.” Benjamin Franklin. So Malema the fool spewed off all the foolishness and suckers took the bit. But equally, fools will be played and Malema also walked into it. Like I once wrote in these forums a big lesson I learnt well from my grandpa is that, "if you choose to be used then you are a fool because you are like a spoon that is is used to take out hot sweet potatoes from the heat but after they have cooled you are redundant". Thank you sir for nailing it and giving me a lesson for life. No sympathy for Malema because he was played after opening himself himself to be. He should have asked himself, if Zuma could do this to Mbeki, what is to stop him from doing it to him (Malema).

  • ronheidtmann - 2012-03-02 01:24

    COPE? They still exist?

      Lebo - 2012-03-02 11:39

      Yes, but not COPING

      James - 2012-03-11 16:23

      Hey Lebo, good one, absolutely love it

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  • Blip - 2012-03-02 01:54

    You cannot possibly GROOM someone to behave with such recklessness. You merely PICK a handy reckless moron and detonate him.

  • Theresa - 2012-03-02 02:26

    Guys this is propaganda ...its grooming people to the thought of a "stray bullet".. literary so that should this happen they will blame the whites right wing etc ... which will cause an uproar and an all out attack on whites 24 why use this as a headline HUH what is your agenda..

      markdoubleu - 2012-03-02 05:46

      It was a quote. A sound byte. I'm not a fan of News24's 'journalism', but any stretch of the imagination, but really? Paranoid much?

  • Johan - 2012-03-02 04:06

    more like a loose cannon, i would say ... my concern is his interference in the strikes at implats ... this signals a change in power base ... watch out cosatu ...

  • Gavin Madlolo - 2012-03-02 05:24

    its their job to go on lyk tht, i stil wonda is cope lekota or cope shilowa youth? they nid nt worry bout processes of th anc bt of those facing thier circus party.

  • Evangelist Mokone Nathaniel Molefi - 2012-03-02 06:21

    despite what ever Malema did or say, while hi was still the president every 1 saw the leader in him but now that he is not ppl are saying things about him, & what im going to say is prophetic MALEMA will rise again, i say again he RISE again, because God raised a leader in Him.

      Wade Terblanche - 2012-03-02 06:55

      If you have that belief I highly recommend you get that old wheel barrow out and ready, it gonna be your new wallet.

      Wade Terblanche - 2012-03-02 06:55

      If you have that belief I highly recommend you get that old wheel barrow out and ready, it gonna be your new wallet.

      Wade Terblanche - 2012-03-02 06:55

      If you have that belief I highly recommend you get that old wheel barrow out and ready, it gonna be your new wallet.

      Wade Terblanche - 2012-03-02 06:55

      If you have that belief I highly recommend you get that old wheel barrow out and ready, it gonna be your new wallet.

      Wade Terblanche - 2012-03-02 06:55

      If you have that belief I highly recommend you get that old wheel barrow out and ready, it gonna be your new wallet.

      Wade Terblanche - 2012-03-02 06:55

      If you have that belief I highly recommend you get that old wheel barrow out and ready, it gonna be your new wallet.

      Christopher - 2012-03-02 10:03

      @ Evangelist crappy cult person...That stray bullet is going to hit you! GoD is going to strike you down...beware!!!

      Annelise - 2012-03-02 10:31

      Dear "Evangelist"? If you truly believe that, I suggest you take a good look at your religion. It is people like you that make the atheist smile and give true believers a real bad name. Also religion and politics should and can never mix because they are the exact opposite. Also if you believe that God will look after a "leader" that spreads hatred and division you are going to learn a valuable lesson soon!

      Brett - 2012-03-02 10:49

      I think you are confused between "leader" and dictator.

      Morama - 2012-03-02 11:46

      @Wade Terbalanche who is Eugene's cousin,Why are you posting one and the same thing 6 times...ohhh igot it.You still new and someone just gave you the computer with internet connection?

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-02 11:51

      @evangelist - i do not dispute that god raised a leader in him as you say. My question is which god raised him up. Definately not the God i serve. But the devil, now that i can believe...

      James - 2012-03-11 16:24

      eish, thats is, just eish

  • raymond.kok3 - 2012-03-02 07:42

    and now he is a blank absolutely useless

  • Guy - 2012-03-02 07:50

    It doesn't matter what happens, there is always someone who knew it would.

  • Hugh - 2012-03-02 07:51

    Groomed is right, stray bullet no way he was allowed to stir it up becuse is did two things, 1] Created a diversion from other underhand matters such as removing the court challenges from the the front page. 2] Permitted the introduction of items such as Mine nationalisation and pressed home the race component without goverment getting their hands dirty. His final nail in the coffin was that he tied to bite the hand that fed him believing that he would one day be president of SA. But then considering the Afican people in general they would likely vote in such an idiot anyway.

  • Andre - 2012-03-02 07:53

    Rather a stray bullet that exploded in the breech, injuring the shooter!

  • Yolanda - 2012-03-02 08:04

    Maybe i'm being petty but, he's no longer the ANCYL...can't News24 get it right???? He's now the FORMER LEADER and he is Robert Mugabe's prodigal son.

  • Lerato Magabane - 2012-03-02 08:18

    Can we read the news for at least two hours without malema's name being mentioned? news24 is making him out to b the center of attention

      nthabiseng.priklopil - 2012-03-02 11:01

      As much as new24 readers mention their disregard for Malama, the suffer from Malema-mania. They are hooked and addicated. You can judge their anticipation to read and be updated on whate is going one. Surely Malema read these comments and bet he laughs the longest laugh because he can plan his next counter attack from such sources. He sells for media and the market is responding effectively.

  • Tau - 2012-03-02 08:24

    The big quastion is what the 500 people diong in front of Malema Granny house in Seshego. thats not Malema office or Home.Some of us cant wait for the Mangaung. The table tables are going to turn. The Mangaung event will result in some political solution to the embattled youth league not with standing the appeal.Lets roll our sleeves for the next political round and see the new political landscape and dimention.

  • Geoff - 2012-03-02 08:29

    I think the term is a lose cannon

  • Riaan Werner Van Wyk - 2012-03-02 08:37

    Hehe l like it! Tell it the way it is and turn up the heat some more!

  • william - 2012-03-02 09:07

    I can only hope and pray, that stray bullet hits him between the eyes.

  • Lumko Ntshinka - 2012-03-02 09:33

    Plz dont drag Montlante's good name in the mud

  • Dan - 2012-03-02 09:33

    I saw the words "Malema" and "stray bullet" in one sentence and almost got happy.

  • Richard - 2012-03-02 09:34

    Zuma had Malema groomed. Had Malema allowed Zuma to do his thing and have his day in politics Malema would have been guaranteed some succession after Zuma but unfortunately for him (good for us) his ego ran away and he took on his Master. Well in a manner of speaking his Master was forced to put him down and for as long as Zuma stays in power Malema will not see daylight again which may be to long for him as the memory of the public is very short and soon nobody will even remember him.

  • LekkePerd - 2012-03-02 09:42

    Well Said!!!!! Atlast some wothfull Malema Article!!

  • Sammy - 2012-03-02 10:26

    If cope's youth are saying all this about Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma what about their own very own Mbhazima Shilowa and Patric Lekota these a the 2 blinds leads a bunch of blinds and political retards

  • Morama - 2012-03-02 10:57

    What? PLease let this outspoken confused young man go and try tyo cope in getting their messed up political party which has a leader who is not democratically elected but put himsself in before coming to open his mouth.SHUT the hell up young man!!!

      Sammy - 2012-03-02 11:29

      I wont be surprised if you just climbed off the dromedarys

  • Morama - 2012-03-02 11:01

    Malema had even gone so far as befriending other "political spent-forces and controversial political leaders such as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe". You are still ypoung and going nowhere politically yong unable to "cope" man.Mugabe has'nt and would never be controversial,he is just ruling without interference from the money laundering states...wake-up and smell the coffee boet!!!

      Sammy - 2012-03-02 11:32

      You still have a long way to go in the theartre of politics maybe it is best if you shut the hell up

      Mano-Lee - 2012-03-02 11:57

      @morama... i have smelt the coffee boet, and it smells great!! NO MORE juju

  • Werner - 2012-03-02 11:16

    Lion`s Cheetah`s?? I think Lion`s will win what do yo think?

  • Sharon - 2012-03-02 11:30

    South Africa's own circus

  • Marete - 2012-03-02 11:54

    The must be something right Malema is doing why are you white people so scarred of him.

      arcticencounter - 2012-03-02 12:29

      You mean "scared" don't you? You are mistaken on both counts. A hundred lions led by a sheep is nothing to fear, Marete.

  • Paula - 2012-03-02 13:10

    More like a dumb stray sperm cell that gave rise to one of the biggest fools in history....

  • victor.kaumba - 2012-03-02 14:57

    So Nqaba...are you blaming Zuma now? Put yourself in his shoes, what would you do if your inch-man disregards you publicly?

  • primalaction - 2012-03-02 17:06

    Stray 'bullet' critically wounds 'own forces'!

  • Sandy - 2012-03-02 23:11

    Is this dumb dumb an idiot, let that stray bullet hit plumb center heeeeee

  • mzondistanley - 2012-06-21 16:42

    Malema is notb Mature to Deal with issues of a National Importance!!! He an embarracement not only to ANC but also to himself!!!

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