Malema regrets campaigning for Zuma

2012-06-28 08:45

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema regrets campaigning for President Jacob Zuma's election, according to a report on Thursday.

"My only regret was to campaign for Zuma, and I apologise dearly," Malema told The Star newspaper.

He also rejected Zuma's idea of a "second transition", which several media reported had also been rejected by the ANC policy conference underway in Midrand.

"To wake up in the morning and announce you are now in a second transition, like you're announcing the second birthday of a child, is politically incorrect and lacks ideological clarity," said Malema.

A document on the second transition is one of the ANC's 13 policy documents under discussion at the four-day conference.

Zuma said in opening the conference on Tuesday that the second transition would make the country a "true democratic developmental state... which has a number of instruments it can use to facilitate change".

The first transition was still important because it had ushered in an era of democracy in South Africa.

"The time has come to do something more drastic to accelerate change towards economic transformation and freedom."

Zuma asked delegates to discuss the notion of a second transition when dealing with the strategy and tactics document.

"It is time to ask questions about the present and future... the last 18 years was the first transition. We are calling for a dramatic shift... to deal with the triple challenge[s] of poverty, unemployment and inequality," said Zuma.

  • Johan De Beer - 2012-06-28 08:54

    Ag shame. Didn't he say that he would kill for Zuma?

      dennis.vermaak.5 - 2012-06-28 10:12

      As the Afrikaaners say "meng jou met die seemels dan vreet die varke vir jou" !!

  • ted.muusha - 2012-06-28 08:54

    Finally, a 'condom' that can talk!XD

      ndlovucl - 2012-06-28 09:03

      ...a "used condom"

      ted.muusha - 2012-06-28 09:14

      @Ndlovucl. It is also reversible. The chaps' surname is one of the rare ones that can be pronounced from back to front!

  • ivan.ferreira - 2012-06-28 08:56

    clearly tells us a lot about your if your (ANCYL) policies become a reality and its a major disaster (which it will be)...will you also come out and "apologize dearly". will be sipping Bacardis in China or Zimbabwe...piss off....

  • lephans.lufuno - 2012-06-28 08:57

    Hard luck!

  • paul.makhudu1 - 2012-06-28 08:57

    as much as we would like to elect somebody capable to run the country it is a lesson to malema and his ilk that in politics there are no friends! it is sad that he is saying this now because he was booted out of the ANC,he is a multi-millionaire today and thanks to the same Zuma he despises!!!what did malema expect? there is no difference between you and zuma, you will win support from those who think like you, who call themselves champions of the poor while benefiting corruptly from tenders!!!

      Luyanda - 2012-06-28 09:03

      What a wise Freethinker U are Mr. Makhudu! Malema's EGO makes him fight for Relevance!!! He must enjoy his non-deserved riches and keep quiet.

      John - 2012-06-28 09:18

      If you want to dance with the devil in the pale moonlight...don't be surprised by the result

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-06-28 09:00

    Out of millions of sperm how could he have been the fastest?

      procold2 - 2012-06-28 09:15

      gee never thought of that but can you imagine what might have come out of there if one of the slower oaks made it.

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-06-28 09:17

      LMGA hehe LOL the Best!!!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-28 09:23

      The egg expelled all the sperm, but stubborn Malema slept on the doorsteps and refused to leave. He snuck in after dark

      Zithelo - 2012-06-28 09:28


      Peter - 2012-06-28 09:59

      Nice one Gavin, nice one Luyanda, great humour, LMAO.

  • Stille - 2012-06-28 09:00

    And i regret your birth you imbicile....

  • colin.steyn.5 - 2012-06-28 09:03

    He dit not only campagne. He shouted on top of his lungs : Zuma is my hero. I'll kill for him. How dumb can one get ? Well, it's by no means the silliest of his remarks. In any case, they are two of a kind, both manipulators of the ultimate kind.

      Sharon - 2012-06-28 09:16

      yeah these two have done more harm for this country than we can imagine,they have taken race relations back to the apartheid era and made promises to the people that if kept will bring this country to its knees

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-06-28 09:05

    it looks lik yo lif is full of regrets anywer

  • amelia.basson - 2012-06-28 09:09

    Poverty, unemployment and inequality could have been solved easily in the last 18 years if they didn't put our money in their personal coffers instead of state coffers!

  • colin.dovey - 2012-06-28 09:09

    When are the NPA and SARS going to act on Malema?

  • Ndira - 2012-06-28 09:11

    who gives a crap about Malema....

  • fezile.somraba - 2012-06-28 09:13

    we r very happy that there r still ppl who hv guts to apologise when they hv done something wrong.comrade malema is a true combatant,it clearly shows that julious malema was born to lead.we salute you julious malema.we all agree with you cdr malema that every body who has associated himself or herself with zuma must do as julious malema has done.aluta continua comrades

      colin.dovey - 2012-06-28 09:58

      Yup they say. in SA "Aluta Continua" has been translated to mean "The LOOTING Continues" - and not for the benefit of the poor.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-06-28 10:09

      the guy is over weight i doubt he will last a minute in real combat, so don't call him a combatant rather call him the fat lazy king... and we all know the stories of kings who were fat and lazy...

      norman.depluhm - 2012-06-28 10:12

      Are you kidding, he is a spineless shapeshifting apologist, just like Zuma in fact. His skill is to tell people what they want to hear in a way that will benefit only himself, oh wait, that's just like Zuma too. I promise you mate, if it would work to his advantage to be Zuma's buddy again, he would start singing his praises again. How many times must this twit flip flop in opposite directions before his followers start realizing it's all paper-thin? Love Mbeki, hate Mbeki, then wish him happy birthday!? Love Zuma, die for Zuma, rip Zuma off publicly and repeatedly for a year, then love him again, then regret you ever campaigned for him as soon as you're out the loop? Watch carefully, you'll see what I mean.

  • gert.grobler.94 - 2012-06-28 09:14

    Years ago before zuma became pres. it was reported that malema said that zuma wanted to drive all the whites into the sea and he became a staunch supporter of zuma, probably sharing the same goals. Zuma turned against him now when he became an embarrassment to the business deals he wanted to conclude and he took the lime light away from zuma and he seemed more important than the pres. Malema's time is over unless he starts his own political party. Malema is also into the fashion business--maybe he can become known as the best dressed politician and start campaigning for himself.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-06-28 09:15

    Jujuboy, get you buddies who will be in Mangaung to give Zuma the boot. Thereafter you can come back and apologise. Perhaps some of us will listen. But you must also promise to slither away to your farm in Limpopo, and JZ must go back to herding goat in Nkandla. That will be while SA waits for the Hawks to pounce on both of you

  • theWatchman - 2012-06-28 09:15

    Better luck next time, oh forgot, you are expelled!

  • mpho.mashego.35 - 2012-06-28 09:15

    I say ths again u ignore Malema @ ur own peril ! Now the youth of ths beloved , stolen country know how powerful they are because of CDE Malema # youthPower#

      Sharon - 2012-06-28 09:41

      education and intelligence bring power - the youth are not powerfull,they are uneducated and hopelessly lost,that is why they follow someone like malema,he gives them false hope.rather look to an educated leader for direction and hope or you will suffer always

      colin.dovey - 2012-06-28 10:04

      @Mpho - you appear to not know the FACTS - from the lips of SA Vice Pres: "We have close to 2.8 million young people between the ages of 18 and 24 that are unemployed, and not in any institution of learning." "Uneducated and unskilled youth are a “ticking time bomb” of pent-up emotions that will explode if not addressed soon, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.' Nuff said.

      mpho.mashego.35 - 2012-06-28 10:13

      And their just not hunry but they will do anything to stop the white monopoly of our stolen country's wealth just watch the space or get urself a ticket aussie land

      norman.depluhm - 2012-06-28 10:18

      @Mpho, you're educated clearly, but do you think you're an example of the common denominator out there? You're not. It's your own people the ANC are failing to educate, and as Xavier pointed out, they are aware of it and it is millions and millions of people left out in the cold. ANC complained about bantu education under apartheid, which was a very wrong system I absolutely agree, but the bar has been lowered so many times in the last 18 years that the basic education doled out now is worse. Even under apartheid, those who wanted to learn, DID. There are many educated leaders in the ANC at the moment, pity they're only using it to benefit themselves and are actively ensuring their people don't reach that level of education or they will start seeing straight through it and stop voting for it...

      Heibrin - 2012-06-28 10:25

      @Mpho: there is a vast difference between being educated, and having a piece of paper that says you are educated. With the continuous failure of government education policies for the past 18 years the majority of young people in SA have a piece of paper (matric certificate) that isn't worth the paper its printed on. Case in point: the ANCYL that wants learners to be given a free pass - on paper they will be educated. In reality not so much. Educated people think for themselves, and come to their own conclusions, they aren't led around by the populist rhetoric spewing crowd like Malema and co.

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  • bretton.eveleigh - 2012-06-28 09:18

    And Zuma regrets campaigning for you Malema! Should have expelled u long time ago!

  • Gerald - 2012-06-28 09:18

    Should have stopped at the title of this story, that was promising. The rest is just his usual rubbish

  • sizwe.bwana - 2012-06-28 09:18

    Please tell me about one African country where this \economic freedom\ has worked

      fezile.somraba - 2012-06-28 09:44

      seemingly some ppl don't get the idea behind the economic is just a way of taking the economy of the country back to the majority of our ppl.look here south africa has learnt a lot from the mistakes our brothers have done(i.e african countries).that is why we r saying all the strategic economic sectors must be controlled by the is goin to wrk in south africa because the approach is not the same when u look @ it with sagacious eyes.aluta continua fellow combatants

      Heibrin - 2012-06-28 10:36

      @Seperate, bonganiz3 and fezile: in NO third world country have these or similar policies worked, for the same reason as why it won't work in SA: government corruption, cadre deployment and pure greed. Don't believe me? Then explain to me why: 1. SABC, Eskom, Telkom are all failures as businesses? 2. The government couldn't even protect the miners at Aurora, how do you want them to nationalize all the mines? 3. The government department in charge of land redistribution has more than enough people willing to sell land to them, at market rates, yet they drag their feet or refuse to accept the offers, or even worse, they have land available, but aren't distributing it. 4. Our road infrastructure is down the tubes due to incompetence and mismanagement. 5. Same for water, sanitation etc - and remember, having running water means absolutely nothing if its unsafe for consumption. It is a FACT that the ANC government has failed in all its business enterprises, apart from those where they are the minority shareholder, and the business is actually run by professional business men.

      freda.coetzee - 2012-06-28 10:52

      HISTORY LESSON :: As a History Teacher I just want to say ....Go and study the Superpower Countries and how they work...they use outside Investment to create jobs and wealth. And they DONT want our country, they only want to come and make money. People have been brainwashed by thinking that the West is the enemy. The rich White people have mostly left the country, so where is the money going to keep coming from. Tax? haha

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-06-28 09:22

    Ja sure he is. But not sorry for blabbering on about his own ideologies and crooked views - that which got him thrown out

  • ainsley.a.stewart - 2012-06-28 09:23

    It's easy to hate Malema because of his brash approach and open statements against whites. However, if you've ever watched an interview with him, you'll realize what a brilliant yet simple mind he has, and how the ANC manipulated it. He fought for what the ANC initially fought for, and opposed leadership because they aren't delivering. Look behind the mise, the lack of education and "darki" accent which automatically equates to "idiot" in most people's mind.......what he says, is exactly on point!

      Derek Less - 2012-06-28 09:27

      Ok, then name me three things he or the ancyl have done to improve the lives of youths in SA? Besides lining their own pockets with tender funds?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-06-28 09:33

      Dude, how can a mind be “brilliant” and “simple” at the same time, let alone be susceptible to “manipulation”? Malema was most likely a mere paid piper, and a very greed one to boot. The script was written for him by his handlers. That's how he became a multi-millionaire while claiming to be a champion of the poor. He said himself he was discarded like a used condom. - 2012-06-28 09:35

      How correct you are. SIMPLE MINDED.

      Seperate - 2012-06-28 10:02

      @ainsley.a.stewart You are 100% correct. Don't be phased by "thumbs down". Had i seen yo comment b4 i wrote mine i wouldn't have bordered, well put

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-06-28 10:04

      Steward, I think we saw the same interview, but did you also see that he spit fire for 3/4 of it and than he made good points. The problem I had with it was that it was as if he repeated someone else's words. It was the same way Hitler done his interviews. Split personality or a pawn? I tend to lean towards themba.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-06-28 09:27

    Dear News24, please could you stop publishing articals about Malema. He is old news and not worthy of my time or anyone elses for that matter. By publishing articals about him all you do is make him think he is a big boy! If you ignore him, he will go away. Thank you.

  • aaron.mambane - 2012-06-28 09:28

    Unity, honour and forgiveness should prevail within ANC, Some behaved that way owing to misunderstanding for vocalism owing to love for ANC, but disregarded and discarded permanently , shame ANC

  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-06-28 09:32

    Malema is barking vociferously in the background. I'm hoping that Zuma is booted out at Mangaung, but seemingly it seems that if that happens then Juju will leap to the fore once again. How did we get ourselves into this mess?

  • johnny.barties.5 - 2012-06-28 09:33

    If Malema regrets campaigning for Zuma than the feeling is mutual,he should suspend Malema long time ago.

  • sbarnard2 - 2012-06-28 09:34

    Honestly..was that report about Malema or about JZ???... Stop feeding!!!!... If I want to read about zuma I will open the news on zuma..

  • djsnowey - 2012-06-28 09:36

    Wen we told dem in 2007 towards the polokwane confrence they called us by names (Class project and the Third term ) so now 5 years down de line u want us to fill sorry for you.....shame Benoni to Bosburg ..come out go out

  • rozanne.peters - 2012-06-28 09:36

    do we realy have to wait for 2014 for a general between the lines caring fed up south africans

  • mpho.ramosili - 2012-06-28 09:39

    it takes a big man to admit he was wrong. looks like malema is finally growing up.

  • zolapretorius - 2012-06-28 09:44

    Ma, my friend is not my friend anymore. Bhwaaaahaaahaa!

  • Anneke Lecki - 2012-06-28 09:46

    Eish, sorry né!

  • rethabile.rathabaneng - 2012-06-28 09:48

    I'm behind u on this one Juju,atleast u realise u hv made a mistake its not every man who can come out and admit to the world about his mistakes. Viva Juju Viva...

  • vernando.rufftus - 2012-06-28 09:49

    You are a corrupt leader malema. never done a thing for poor limpopo students,they still study under trees,walk kilometers to school,unemployed,uneducated and you still had the courage to throw parties and get them drunk just to like you. the youth leage is same like its mother body.Very corrupt. doing all for self gain while.A shame on have produced the same kind of yourself. the only thing you have now is your corrupt cash which you will eventually loose and die poor as you have been. COWBOY!

  • Sandile - 2012-06-28 09:50

    Malema was Zuma's friend with benefits once the benefits stopped coming he became the boy that cried wolf

  • Seperate - 2012-06-28 09:50

    I am not a big Malema fan bt i have to mention that he is one of the wisest of the black politicians hence a threat to the "haves" of this country. Think "nationalization of mines" and "economic freedom in our lifetime", who else has been brave to challenge inequality in such a direct manner?, those are radical socio-economic ideas which should resonate with any South African with prospects of true equality. Fellow blacks don't see the bigger picture, instead they want keep working @ Shoprite for minimum wage.

  • Vicnesh - 2012-06-28 09:50

    "It's the price you pay for the life you choose"

  • vernando.rufftus - 2012-06-28 09:53

    Apartheit is blamed by this so called cadries while the other cadries have studied. this guys are thugs who are hijacking the country through politics. thats why they have the political power but dont have the economy. show me one cadre who is creating wealth that will forever be there.none. all they do throw parties.

  • vernando.rufftus - 2012-06-28 09:56

    Malema is just a small boy who new his end will come in politics as he new nothing but failed to complete his studies same with zuma. thats why they pocketing every litle thing they get. zuma is friend of chines and indians. So he is a mafia.

  • Monndz - 2012-06-28 09:57

    It's gonna be OK

      magomarele - 2012-06-28 10:19

      What is gonna be ok? Nothing is OK when those two idiots are involved, yes, both of them. They both don't deserve to breath our precious oxygen. The only regret S. Africans have is allowing them to be alive.

  • wallace.outkast - 2012-06-28 09:58

    what up with that fool...

  • willie.dique - 2012-06-28 09:58

    blah, blah , blah......rubbish as always. Why does always talk rubbish? Who is he trying to impress??? Please go an play on your farm and stay away from the adults matters.

  • russell.w.wright.5 - 2012-06-28 10:00

    This from the idiot who failed woodwork and he suddenly knows what ideological clarity means?

  • dusty.w.mat - 2012-06-28 10:01

    We didnt all vote African National Corrupters b'coz of u, some of us saw u'r stupidity long b4 the election.

  • collen.masetla - 2012-06-28 10:01


      dusty.w.mat - 2012-06-28 10:09

      Dont generalize comrade, u not we ,

  • collen.masetla - 2012-06-28 10:02


  • sabelo.sigudu - 2012-06-28 10:05

    At least after this statemnt Julius Malema should be clear on who should be the next coming President of this Country.

  • shylock.ncube - 2012-06-28 10:12

    I think zuma is 100% correct without the next phase zimbabwe is on the menu

      Kenny Bianco - 2012-06-28 11:27

      wat do u know @Shylock

  • Erna - 2012-06-28 10:13

    And that's the problem - 'mistakes' like this cost the country dearly. If it wasn't for this mistake by Malema and his cohorts, Zuma would be having his day in court now.