Malema resorting to Nazi tactics - union

2012-09-13 15:38

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is resorting to Nazi tactics by appealing to the working classes to restore his political career, Nehawu said on Thursday.

"There is nothing new in his Nazi tactics of preying on the vulnerability of the poor and inventing a bogeymen for political ends," the National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) said in a statement.

"All fascists always opportunistically prey on the hungry and jobless in order to prop up their own political careers."

This week, Malema called on mine workers to go on a nation-wide strike to remove the leadership of the National Union of Mineworkers.

Nehawu accused Malema of hypocrisy and defended the NUM's record as a union.

"While Malema was attending sushi parties and benefiting in tenders, the NUM structures and leadership were busy representing mineworkers and trying to improve their lives," the union said.

It accused Malema of "irresponsible and reckless posturing" and blamed him for the death of an NUM shop steward, killed at Lonmin's Marikana mine this week.

"While Malema is using this issue to resuscitate his political career, the miners' future is being slowly destroyed and the seeds of anarchy are being planted in an already violent country."

The union said events at the Lonmin mine in Marikana, where police shot dead 34 miners, proved there was unrest in the country and that there was dissatisfaction about the gap between the rich and poor.

"There is a raging class warfare that pits the right-wing demagogues, arrogant liberals and monopoly capital against the working class."

In this environment, workers should ignore Malema and other "opportunists and political charlatans" in their desire for social justice in South Africa.

"We reiterate our call for the workers not to be confused by the opportunists and political charlatans, who are mouthing off demagogic slogans in order to confuse the poor majority, and in the process hijack the revolution," Nehawu said.

  • raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-13 15:46

    The tactic was only made famous by Hitler. Provide a common enemy, some one or a group to blame for the worsening condition of the state. Gain the favour of the armed forces. Then coup time. Once that happens good bye to democracy hello dictator .

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-13 15:51

      U are right Raymond. I am very happy to see that the people are finally waking up to the fact - Mugabe (black Hitler) is a shining example of what they are talking about, and here we have his buddy learning from the master. The outcome of this fiasco could have an either very bad or very good result for South Africa

      hugh.robinson.56 - 2012-09-13 20:16

      But hold on are they deliberately mistaking Hitler for Stalin. The same tactics used by JuJu are that of Stalin and the ANC as well as it's followers. The term nazi is usually reserved for whites and apartheid. so maybe they are putting in the heel by association.

  • raymond.buis.3 - 2012-09-13 15:46

    The tactic was only made famous by Hitler. Provide a common enemy, some one or a group to blame for the worsening condition of the state. Gain the favour of the armed forces. Then coup time. Once that happens good bye to democracy hello dictator .

  • justice.league.9469 - 2012-09-13 15:47

    That is why history is important as maths and science: If you do not learn from past mistakes, you will repeat them... And we all know how it ended with the Nazis

  • Goodstuff - 2012-09-13 15:48

    Why has he not yet been arrested, surely this constitutes treason? The man is trying to destroy this country so he can watch it burn from a palace!!!

      jacques.smit - 2012-09-13 16:29

      @comndyeboreginaldmazawule , corrupting, inciting violance, treason, not declaring proper tax to sars etc etc, the list goes on...

      ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-09-13 16:34

      @jaques.smit U can't say that man u have no proof

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-09-13 16:49

      Mmmm a 16 million rebuild of his home on a R25000 rocket science required. He is the ultimate opportunist and has done nothing for anyone except himself.

      IcemanGP - 2012-09-13 18:53

      Well that 16 MILLION comment shut @comndyeboreginaldmazawule up.

  • chris.debeer1 - 2012-09-13 15:49

    Enough of Fat BOY (Baasted)!!!

  • andre.ackermann.14 - 2012-09-13 15:49

    Dont blame Malema, the blame should go to an incompetent ANC government who allowed the baby boy (who was still learning from his Mamma Winnie and Pappa Jacob) to grow up. They have put this idiot in a position to cause irrepairable damage for generations to come.a Moratorium should be issued as his deeds and words is nothing less than serious treason which should qualify for the death penalty!

  • crracker.crackerr - 2012-09-13 15:52

    One as bad as the other.

  • don.mug.3 - 2012-09-13 15:53

    Nazi tactics,talking tosh.

  • chilli.stephenson1 - 2012-09-13 15:53

    They should confiscate all his money and then he will have to go get a job at McDonalds or something!

  • shimeAschendorf - 2012-09-13 15:55

    So,Nehawu can see that there is a gap between the rich and the poor!when Malema said the workers should earn a decent salary he is also referring to that gap,you idiot unions, you are a sellout,you earn more millions,the ANC also run to the poor to get votes,people are not idiots anymore, DA please come and campaign strongly, target the working class,get the youth jobs and fight crime, south Africa will have a better future with DAs leadership

  • Rodney - 2012-09-13 15:57

    the issue here is not malema be honest. Union fails as. Even in the public servent is the some. Especially nehawu..., they sign the deal without consaltation. Nw they blame malema. Num stanup and fix

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-09-13 15:57

    You must be carefuly of the union they was a strike of security satawu was there what did they get Zero ndiyakrokra nalapa kuzobanjalo

      ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-09-13 16:09

      Abasebenzi ababantu bandiza nje entloko

  • jake.ko.71 - 2012-09-13 16:02

    if you read about the Nazi uprising in the 1930's you would know that Hitler promise the man in the street economic freedom, he subsides large families with extra income (actually it would become his war machine) he build large scale holiday resorts for the normal German to have vacation for free , that was a first time normal German could go to holiday resort, he introduces nationalisation ideas to benefit the people, he promoted cultural education, promoting German patriotism,and after all Germans voted for his movement..the sh#t hit the fan, no one could turn back..the path towards the holocaust was in gear

  • shaun.j.vanvuren - 2012-09-13 16:04

    There must always be a bogeyman, to prey on the peoples fears that things will get worse if they don't listen to their saviour.Amazing how quickly the bogeyman changed from Zille and the western capitalist gang to the corrupt Zuma gang.

  • anton.behrens - 2012-09-13 16:05

    you only realising this now???????

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-09-13 16:05

    The NUM structures and leadership were busy representing mineworkers and trying to improve their lives," the union said. And how their lives now as this mickey mouse NUM is saying. NUM is actually trying to focus on Malema instead of focusing to the people's needs, people are not represented out there and 34 have died thanks to NUM and their leaders who are failing to represent the people.

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-13 16:06

    The burning question is what will be done about it??????

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-09-13 16:10

    Aba bantu bafuna i16070 abanye i12500 abakwazi nokukhumsha oku and other people went to school and graduated but they earned less amount no no

  • bbooyse - 2012-09-13 16:20

    \All fascists always opportunistically prey on the hungry and jobless in order to prop up their own political careers.\ :D Coming from an Ally of the Communist Party?!?

  • khathu.rasi - 2012-09-13 16:25

    When one open the Radio or Tv is all about Malema tjo its time for me to live in the bush where there is no politics

      salack.mulweyi - 2012-09-14 09:01

      Go go go it eliminating the confused

  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-09-13 16:26

    Funny how uneducated people dont learn from- and take traits from mistakes and uses those same things... Look at what the first freed slaves did in America that got the choice to go back to Africa. They got back to Liberia and enslaved their own people to work in plantations.Now they do the same crap the nazis and apartheid pulled ... just weird.

      maria.roth.589 - 2012-09-14 14:03

      The more things change the more they stay the same!

  • Mandla - 2012-09-13 16:34

    union must admit they reacted later than juju now all they talk malema this malema, good strategy juju less than 20dys until we start openly tell who we need to lead us next term,hold them like that they wll burn themself one b one until we come.

  • stephen.j.dickson.3 - 2012-09-13 16:37

    I wish some real Nazi's would hang him by his thumbs with piano wire and do some Mengele type experiments on him.It could only be an improvement. All he's really good for is soap and lampshades.......bottom line.

  • leon.potgieter.376 - 2012-09-13 16:38

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” Marcus Tullius Cicero To Alicia.mayburgh.65 you so right on this, then again i am sure non of them even know who Cicero was or what happend to him and then the entire empire in the end. History sure does repeat itself.

      maria.roth.589 - 2012-09-14 14:16

      I think they only read the one liners not interested in substance.

  • keithpatkell - 2012-09-13 16:40

    I posted this article yesterday…..and it is even more pertinent today! Here is a little tale to get you all thinking a bit: Once upon a time…long ago and far far away in another country…. (in the 1930’s, well 1933 to be precise) there was a young rabble-rouser named ADOLF, (I seem to remember they called him Hitler) who would be king…. Well he was unfortunately not very handsome and not well liked, but he could sure “talk up a storm” so he organized a group called the “Hitler-Jugend” (youth league) which started with about 1000 members and grew to over 3 million by the end of 1933. Young Adolf (although he was barking mad) was charismatic enough to stir this growing group of “young men” into a volatile, powerful mass movement and…..well, we all know what happened in 1939 (well those of us who have a semblance of intelligence or know a bit of history do). Does anyone perceive any sort of similarity with a fat stirrer named Malenema……?

  • Robert - 2012-09-13 16:41

    What revolution is Nehwu referring to? These outdated clichés have no place in SA. When are they going to grow up and act responsibly instead of inflaming situations with worn-out fascist rhetoric?

  • majwarha.balakisi - 2012-09-13 16:42

    Unions have lost touch with the workers. These leaders are getting millions out of this workers.

  • graziella.mali - 2012-09-13 16:46

    Malema must be a god send to all these useless so called political grouping like Nehawu, Afri-forum and the likes. Without Malema, they are all invisible and irrelevant!

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-09-13 16:56

      Yep just like Malema , oxygen thieves and non contributors....full time lip flappers.

      maria.roth.589 - 2012-09-14 14:08

      Oh how ignorance loves itself. You should go and kiss your reflection and tell yourself how clever you are because nobody else will.

  • christi.roestorff - 2012-09-13 16:47

    The "Mangaung Putsch" is near!

  • mart.botha - 2012-09-13 16:50

    Only because he is being allowed the space to move and sow dissent. Hamstring him, deal with the short term fallout and we can move on. The message from those in power must be of unity and strength, or they must go and let real decision makers lead the real people of this country. These mutants who labour under the misapprehension that there is any final outcome other than more bloodshed, need to take stock of the fact that they are being used and abused by those purporting to be their friends.

  • majwarha.balakisi - 2012-09-13 16:55

    Your shop stewards are only interested in getting position in this companies. If you look in most work places former leader are Supervises in this companies. The struggle is no longer about workers right but about being noticed by management so as to be given a position. After they get in to this position they became the enemies of the worker.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-09-13 17:05

    Eish...his wearing the same shirt now for 3 days...... no wonder THEY want OMO...banned..."the whites are whiter and the coloureds brighter..nothing said about black????"

      maria.roth.589 - 2012-09-14 14:11

      Try Skip Lol

  • masego.masibi.1 - 2012-09-13 17:06

    Shame poor Malema...last kick of a dying horse. He doesn't fool me.

      salack.mulweyi - 2012-09-14 09:07

      Its impossible to fool a fool.

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-09-13 17:36

    Why can't they get Far Boy for fraud, tax evasion and much more. He has done and said so much that they can throw the book at him........the problem is that for some reason, Zuma and others are scared of Fat Boy agent. Mmmmmmmmm something is brewing.

  • craig.drysdale.96 - 2012-09-13 17:53

    Could not agree more. If he wants to represent the poor then go and live under those conditions and work as hard as they do to make a living. This is exactly what Hitler was so good at. At least Hitler was a potentially good painter, this guy cant even pass woodwork.

  • jamez.swartbooi - 2012-09-13 18:10

    Malema ke mang? a molekokong la sepolotiki kgotsa o ikemetse? Kgosa o emetse badiri o komokgatlong ofeng wa badiri? Malema

  • ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-09-13 18:12

    The thing that gets me about Maleman is the beret, it's like so so out. I think his stylist should come up with something that will be like a major statement. How about a very small bowler hat or an extremely large blonde wig. His agent is obviously slacking. Imagine the viewership if we could get him on. 1. SA Idols 2. Secret Millionaire/Who wants to be a Millionaire. 3. Desperate House wifes. 4. Personal Finance. 5. Any Gardening/Home Improvement/Cooking program. I reckon his rating would shot through the roof.

      ken.grimblegrumble - 2012-09-13 18:15

      shoot through

      salack.mulweyi - 2012-09-14 09:12

      Stick on your TV line up and get off politics, it helps.

      maria.roth.589 - 2012-09-14 14:13

      He wears a beret because he can't grow a ponytail Lol.

  • Asdiedamwalbars - 2012-09-13 18:17

    Absolute truth..but didn't he do as it was preached and teaches by the professionals in the Governing body. Adolf Hitlers quotes about lies sounds very familiar.

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  • salack.mulweyi - 2012-09-14 08:59

    It seems Malema has touch the den of thugs (the unions) who are preying on the poor people. They are all on the firing line not to protect their members but their pockets........WELL WHAT ELSE CAN THEY DO THE MODERN SLAVE TRADERS.......truly amazing!

  • jakobus.thulasizwe - 2012-09-14 09:02

    What have you done as NEHAWU to address the challenges of working class miners in particular. You can vilify Malema as much as you can, but theglue that stic workers and Malema will remain strong.

  • jakobus.thulasizwe - 2012-09-14 09:06

    Num leadership must be brought down immediately. They are selling workers to mine bosses. They received kickbacks. The breakthrough in Marikana wages increament are efforts of Julius Malema. Num was silent instead they collaborated with certain political leaders to kill workers in the cold blooded massacre that will remain in South African minds.

  • nghamula.mdunwazi - 2012-09-14 14:08

    This is what you did during polokwane era,you help JZ until he you crying foul.

  • Johnson - 2012-09-14 14:14

    Unions only do well when they hand out - receiving is not their game

  • jenny.joubert.77 - 2012-09-16 19:55


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