Malema supporters arrested at Zuma's lecture

2012-07-10 16:56

Polokwane - About eight supporters of expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema were arrested outside the venue where President Jacob Zuma would deliver a lecture in Limpopo.

The group, which was singing anti-Zuma songs, was involved in a scuffle with police when league members refused to move from the entrance of Christ Worship House in Thohoyandou on Tuesday.

Zuma was due to deliver a Nelson Mandela Centenary Lecture shortly.

He had not arrived at the venue when the scuffle occurred.

A group of young people who were holding a “Bring Back Malema” banner said they were from the Mopani and Vhembe regions. Vhembe is the host region of Zuma’s lecture.

Among the songs they sang were “shower ya re sokodisa” (shower is giving us problems); “magwala a chechele moraho” (let the cowards move back) and “mmuso wa Zuma re a o phetola” (we’re toppling Zuma’s leadership).

Though the crowd was small in numbers its resistance caused ANC security members to intervene.

A man who identified himself as the party’s security official pleaded with the crowd to follow the police’s instructions: “We will resolve this situation without anybody being arrested.

We are not going to allow anyone to cause the name of the ANC to be dragged in the mud,” he told the Malema-supporting crowd.

He also told police to bear in mind that the lecture was a political event and that different views might be expressed by supporters.

“We can’t be emotional with these guys. We don’t care who they sing about, it’s an ANC event. With everything you do to these people they will approach it in a mob psychology way.”

Zuma’s lecture was scheduled to start at 16:00 but he was said to still be meeting traditional leaders at the time.

The anti-Zuma crowd was growing bigger as more young members arrived.

  • jabulanemajola - 2012-07-10 16:54

    Mara Zuma he is always late..why?

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-10 17:02

      Love the double chin in the picture, fat boy...

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-10 17:05

      Mind you... I have never seen Malema in a suit. He comes forth as a poor spoilt little boy who has superman bedding!

      lownabester - 2012-07-10 17:10

      Bardy you have never seen him a suit, what about that purple one he wore to that wedding. To terrible for words.

      magomarele - 2012-07-10 17:11

      he was still sleeping around with local rural women!

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-10 17:13

      @ lownabester - That one to Mauritius? I forgot about that one! Hahahaha!

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-10 17:15

      you would assume his motorcade would kill to have him there on time

      dries.appelgryn - 2012-07-10 17:18

      For two reasons he is alway late: 1 "testing the water before he appears before tthe audience, and 2 to give the blue light brigade reason to race like lunatics.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-07-10 17:22

      @Bardy, I guess Malema's looks are just driving ladies crazy. Did you know that model Candice Swanepoel's dream is to date him?

      salani.hulela - 2012-07-10 17:31


      art5SA - 2012-07-10 18:36

      E... JACK-U-LATE!

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-07-10 18:47

      These undisciplined persons are now really keeping J.Z. on his toes and is soon going to end up looking like a ballerina. He must seriously think of stopping all support and funding for this movement and its delinquents.

      phuti.hlabane - 2012-07-10 19:06

      I don't News24 is telling the truth,they seem to be obsessed with the Juju 1.

      lara.vanrooyen.1 - 2012-07-10 20:07

      Sorry Thabang, I heard it was Evita Bezuidenhout.

      kenny.maluleka - 2012-07-12 02:07

      Ke Bosso!

  • Christelle - 2012-07-10 17:01

    Different tune when "kill the boer" is not being sung - is it not Mr Zuma. And man, when the divorce goes sour, it goes EXTREMELY sour:-)

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-10 17:07

      It's always a struggle with some of these people. They always need to protest and toi toi or just plainly cause havoc wherever there's a major event.

  • joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-07-10 17:05

    if the picture above doesn't remind you of a spoilt 2 year old sulking, then I don't know. the police should have just let them listen to zuma monotone that would have calmed them into a coma

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-10 17:09

      Hahahaha! Read my comment above... Had the exact same thought when looking at that picture!

      pisciotta - 2012-07-10 17:23

      How to get SA out of its misery?

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-07-10 17:49

      @ poloyatonkim - Economic struggle??? There was nothing wrong with the economy before the ANC took it over. First you people struggled for freedom and now this??? When are you people going to stop struggling or is it just in your nature???

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-10 18:32

      poly - I just wish you would stop treating the country like a dustbin. Or do you guys actually find litter attractive?

      kathleen.whiteley.7 - 2012-07-10 19:09

      Somebody remove the pigeon dirt from his hat

      rowen.loretz - 2012-07-10 19:56

      who let the dogs out?

  • reflection.moment - 2012-07-10 17:06

    this country is now a fully grown debacle of a joke, why is anc fighting against its own ppl, are they that scared of malema........why does look like zuma never wants to be opposed......tyrranyship of the zoomanation, if oue peace holder is late, i swear this country will become a kingdom of the ZULUS

  • thando.ramncwana - 2012-07-10 17:08

    Serves them right, we wont allow ill disciplined members of the YL to disrupt the Nelson Mandela Lecture......

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-07-10 17:16

      its a zuma lecture on his own version of a mandela lecture

  • jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-07-10 17:08

    Just heard the opening and they sung the anthem... But the afrikaans and english part wasn't sung. Discriminating much?!

      thando.ramncwana - 2012-07-10 17:11

      Sorry Jean this is an ANC event, we sing the ANC national anthem which is Nkosi Sikelela iAfrika by Enoch Sontonga......

      jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-07-10 17:17

      So indeed they were discriminating... They didn't sing it correctly and the version they sung was called the anthem...

      Thebigguyjim - 2012-07-10 17:33

      Thando. So it will be O.K. if Afriforun starts their meeting with "Die Stem".

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-10 18:01

      So when Bafana Bafana play soccer they can only sing Nkosi Sikelela as it is an All ANC affair aswell...

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-07-10 18:22

      Cool - I have never sung that godawful lullaby called the anthem and never will. I detest everything it stands for. Now I have proof that this filth refuse to acknowledge the English and Afrikaans sections of the song which once again confirms national unity is not the aim here. I would suggest all those who find this disturbing should refrain from singing this crappy song anyway.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-10 18:35

      Kosie soek 'n le plek in Aaf ri kaa .... Was that the KFC version?

      thando.ramncwana - 2012-07-10 19:42

      Guys, this ANC anthem has NO racist connotation attached to it unlike 'Die Stem', so these are 2 different anthems all 2 gether. The ANC allowed 'Die Stem' to be included in th National Anthem in the spirit of reconciliation.

      rowen.loretz - 2012-07-10 20:00

      what do we expect....ofcourse blacks and whites wont sing the same anthem. Look at the racial divide. I still believe the western cape should become an independent state ruled by the DA. At least it will function properly. Viva Helen Zille Viva , Viva DA VIVA. Down ANC down. DOWN MALEMA AND ZUMA down! Down ANCYL AND ALL racist parties

      thozi - 2012-07-10 20:12

      It's arrogant people like thando.ramncwana that drove me out of the ANC... need I say more?

      jean.tredoux.5 - 2012-07-10 20:45

      Thando do you even know the wording of Die stem?! Die stem has deep meaning to the afrikaner community just like your part of the anthem has meaning to you... Now you discriminate and not accept the anthem as its known today. It's unbelievable that you can never see the wrong doing of the anc. ANC disrespect the anthem by singing their version not the South African anthem... I'm so in the mood to lay charges.

      Nyiks11 - 2012-07-10 23:34

      Thando You are defending the indefensible , next time you will be defending " Aye saba amagwala dubula dubulaaa "

      Thebigguyjim - 2012-07-11 07:26

      Differences should draw us closer - Zuma 2012-07-10 22:34 Our differences should be the compelling reason for us to draw closer to forge a common future, all of us, black and white, says President Jacob Zuma. Thando. This new ANC policy as stated by JZ is supposed to unite all South Africans. Or is this just a ploy to attract minority votes before the next election.

      abram.spamers - 2012-07-12 01:10

      The moment they made the nkosi sikileli part of the national anthem it became a symbol of our country. Tell me I've been singing "Die stem" for the old regime or "Nkosi Sikileli" for the ANC instead of my beautiful homeland and I'll never sing either of them again.

  • lownabester - 2012-07-10 17:11

    All a bunch of Idiots.

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-10 18:36

      And losers ...

  • magomarele - 2012-07-10 17:16

    these people are a joke. It's like reading a Comedy each time someone reads about these clowns. Next time it's fraud-star Yengeni with his maserati, the next is Zuma benefiting from textbooks scandal etc. These people are intoxicated by our taxes.

  • pisciotta - 2012-07-10 17:18

    Does evolution allow certain contingents of a species to fall out?

      ratsaka.eugene - 2012-07-10 18:07

      That's what Mokaba, Hani, and even Malcom X prayed for, but this species is still roaming the world and contaminating the fresh air. Kggggg ph.

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-07-10 18:39

      @ratsaka; two bullets and a slow puncture

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-10 17:19

    Who cares-one day they are bosom buddies,the next sworn enemies! At the end of the day they are equally useless!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-07-10 18:05

      No Shirley, some are more useless than others. Just see tshililo's comment. Useless!!!

      dale.carastathis - 2012-07-10 18:37

      guys you bitch and bitch when a black person is a racist.. look at yourselves!!!! you are just as bad as them.Retarded trash

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-10 18:47

      But tshililo - you have to agree, they both adored each other when they were using each other. Amazing how they both thought they were going to win the mutual abuse. They both are quite disgusting really, surely you can't respect people like this? Eish.

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-07-10 18:52

      Tshililo: No Im a realist who wants a country that all are treated equally,live without fear of being murdered,have a government who is not stealing from its own people and being free of airheads like you!

  • deets56 - 2012-07-10 17:20

    i just wish we would all just grow up a bit.... wait a lot, nothing is ever gained by shouting or toy toying... it all just needs a bit of respect and a whole can of elbow grease..

  • deets56 - 2012-07-10 17:21

    use your vote.. and i mean use it, to change things , thats the only way!!!!

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-07-10 17:21

    All of them are Malema's sheep following in blindly

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-07-10 17:22

    make the CIRCUS bigger

  • boby.mafi - 2012-07-10 17:25

    How did SA get stuck with this infant terrible?

      Brad - 2012-07-11 07:55

      It voted for the ANC, thats how.

  • Michael - 2012-07-10 17:26

    we will toi toi for the world.

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-07-10 17:31

    Moer Mekaar!

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-07-10 18:08

      tshililo, dis beter as deur jou gat

      ompi.khang - 2012-07-10 18:08

      After that hulle gaan jou moer

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-07-10 17:39

    Look at the two corrupt tycoons at the stage,mathale and gwede.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-07-10 17:41

    Conferences, summits, meetings etc they are always late. Do they not understand that this is an insult and also disrepect for the person or people you are addresssing. How many times have we read that their supporters sit for hours in the hot sun waiting for these hop nobs to arrive. Sies they need to learn manners, they want to dress like the first world live like the first world, so time to learn the manners for the first world. Except we have to accept 3rd world standards.

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-07-10 17:43

    Stupid people, and Malema is somewhere having a good time.

  • destinyf.joneskapudz - 2012-07-10 17:59

    Talk about the chicken coming home to roost

  • courtney.baird.71 - 2012-07-10 18:04

    what a lecture from a std 5 pupil??????

  • courtney.baird.71 - 2012-07-10 18:05

    someone needs to show him on how to put a beret on properly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mpumelelo.mgwigwi - 2012-07-10 18:07

    Where and when Zuma will stop using Mandelas name as tool to gain support he did this before Polokwane now Mangaung he knows the power of the word Mandela specially to older people,he mentioned president Mbeki these days he fights Malema using every tricks in the book

  • nkululeko.mkhize2 - 2012-07-10 18:09

    Do we have to bother ourselves about the echoes of a yapping grave that has ran out of terrifying spirit , c'mon maqabane surely we have better things to worry about .

  • ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-07-10 18:18

    As voters in this country we should look for another political party which will bring us a better life because ANC will never bring us one instead they'll keep fighting for positions, remember we the one who voted them into power which means we can also vote them out. My question is when are they going to deal with unemployment, poverty, poor education etc... Really this is very sad and an embarrassment

      Irene - 2012-07-10 18:28

      Ahaaa .... another person who's eyes are opening and seeing the light. Well done Ako!

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-10 18:53

      The more they fail, the more they will blame someone else for it. I hope at some stage the majority see the biggest reason for their failure is they only focus on themselves, the people are the bottom of their priority list. At least my evil apartheid regime looked after ME, the one they claimed to and did represent! Sies, these new guys are bad. Sies.

      mphozana.manfred - 2012-07-10 19:41

      Do u hev 1 in mind? Please advise me, but whtevr da advise is, leave the DA out of it.

      ako.gutshwa.7 - 2012-07-10 20:04

      @Chum yes you right the apartheid government made sure that not even a single white who's going to suffer but our black government they make sure that we are the last on the list which means they don't even care about us it's not easy to see what I'm saying if you are a fool. @Mphozana maybe DA is you savior I know you might not see it now but you'll realize it one day remember If we vote we vote for a better life not to make officials lives better maybe that's what you want unfortunately I don't. If I vote I don't look for colour of the skin but I look for the possibility of a better future for my generations

      Nyiks11 - 2012-07-10 23:16

      Sadly , Ako will vote for the ANC again in the next elections regardless

      Brad - 2012-07-11 07:59

      Ako, I think you should run for presidency.

  • logical007 - 2012-07-10 18:25

    And I guess 7nde laan is not going to be shown - this mutant ninga turtle is in its place???!!! Oh boy Tv is going from BAD to worse!!

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-10 18:28

    Very unusual for an African to be late for a meeting ... or not? Look at Malema's eyes, they have no pupils - like a shark. Weird.

  • john.lonsdale.5 - 2012-07-10 18:32

    I know it wont happen in my lifetime, but out of interest I would like to see how many ANC members would jump ship and floor cross when the ANC gets voted out of power?

      mphozana.manfred - 2012-07-10 19:35

      Then u have a life time n more of waiting to do, tom jan

      abram.spamers - 2012-07-12 01:31

      History shows that the liberator has between 5 and 30 years of reign before people start getting fed up. The ANC used the Libyan liberator Gadaffi as a role-model in the apartheid era... now he was killed as a tyrant. I'm not calling the ANC a tyranny but look at what has been happening slowly but surely... young people questioning what the ANC is doing on a daily basis because they are not afraid of a past they did not live in and the sales pitch on billboards everywhere "100 years of selfless struggle" to remind them why the ANC is in power. History repeats itself. A great liberator can not become great a leader because of the shifts in power. Now I don't care if anybody cares to disagree but at least tell me why.

  • dale.carastathis - 2012-07-10 18:42

    Its funny this piece has nothing to do with race of anything.There is no black on white, white on black... but yet the comments made on this is so racist, from both colours!!!!You want a better country... stop blaming the leaders all the time. Look at yourselves!!!!!

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-10 18:54

      No, the problems are due to bad leaders - at least 99% of them. Really poor leaders, they should not even be given the label "leader"!

      mphozana.manfred - 2012-07-10 19:32

      How can we nt blame them, the tortoises, we are so white, the snow look so pale, we are sooo clean in all our dealings, the angels envy us. So let us blame them, they sure deserve everything we dish them n more, the hypocrats.

  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-07-10 18:45

    As I said a poor lecture for the best person and well respected leader why did they choose zuma to deli ever this special lecture

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-07-10 18:55


  • mzukisijola.jose1 - 2012-07-10 18:49

    As I said a poor lecture for the best person and well respected leader why did they choose zuma to deli ever this special lecture

      sonwabile.menera - 2012-07-10 19:18

      Say it again my bro, they knew there was going to be keyos phaya the fact that they beef up the security.

  • zamani.myende - 2012-07-10 19:13

    Malema malema malema malema, that the only thing City Press. Without Malema is name no one reads city press

  • zamani.myende - 2012-07-10 19:13

    Malema malema malema malema, that the only thing City Press. Without Malema is name no one reads city press

  • collen.masetla - 2012-07-10 19:22

    Please change this president and bring back Julius Malema. We can no longer tolerate this kind of divided ANC anymore.\r\n\r\nLook during youth day we were in EC and young people in the ANC demanded the return of Malema, somewhere in April in Cape Town young people did it again and demanded their president be back and now fast foward in Limpopo, young people do it again. Rebuilding this ANC will require new leadership and return of militant and radical ANCYL by reinstating its president Julius Malema.

      rowen.loretz - 2012-07-10 20:05

      but Malema cant even rule his the bloody hell will he lead a country. He must first learn respect. He is nincompoop douchebag with as much empty matter in his brain as all the empty space in the universe

  • collen.masetla - 2012-07-10 19:22

    Please change this president and bring back Julius Malema. We can no longer tolerate this kind of divided ANC anymore.\r\n\r\nLook during youth day we were in EC and young people in the ANC demanded the return of Malema, somewhere in April in Cape Town young people did it again and demanded their president be back and now fast foward in Limpopo, young people do it again. Rebuilding this ANC will require new leadership and return of militant and radical ANCYL by reinstating its president Julius Malema.

      rowen.loretz - 2012-07-10 20:06

      you made your point above. no bugger off!

      christiaan.oosthuizen.568 - 2012-07-10 20:11

      I vote for Zuma , his a very nice guy

  • mamacheuedmund.mamabolo - 2012-07-10 19:39

    Fist of fury

  • michael.rampatla - 2012-07-10 19:46

    How can a man without education give a lecture, may the lecture was about how to marry more wifes and sleeping with your friend's children

      nkululeko.gcwensa - 2012-07-10 21:41

      You are a complete idiot, you have exceeded my expectations

      nkululeko.gcwensa - 2012-07-10 21:47

      Yes indeed he is a self-made intellectual and far better than you !!! wisdom is power!!!! what have you achieved with your education? if I may ask

      sipho.sithole.94 - 2012-07-11 06:49

      You are stuppid man and you won't go any way\r\n pedi,vendors you can see the way their dark even binoplars is very dark and stinking. If you are civilised how can you support dumb and inmechord man bustard doesn't have father Malema shame slima uzofa ngoba awusile.

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-10 20:01

    Zuma is getting out, Sssssso who Is getting in?? Motlhante? Sexwale? Or Malema?

      rowen.loretz - 2012-07-10 20:07

      all of them at the moment. we may have 5 presidents next year

      thulanit3 - 2012-07-10 20:45

      Non of th above

      ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-10 21:40

      4 months is separating us from mangaung, is the next capable person a secret? Or Lindiwe Mazibuko name will be under ANC list

      sipho.sithole.94 - 2012-07-11 07:04

      If you are civilised young person who does have vision you won't support Tokyo Sexwale and this dull damagogue man who doesn't have fundamental education he always make noise instead of go back to school and come back start his own part stop paining pple us with his stuppid schools levers from Limpopo.that man his an anti-ANC and he must form his part that organisation was formed in KwaZulu not his father or his uncle just go to school slima with pedi and vendors.

      thando.ramncwana - 2012-07-11 08:43

      We dont know yet, but the confrence will decide on who emerges NOT media speculation.

  • Nyiks11 - 2012-07-10 20:30

    I prefer to download the lecture transcript and read it myself because I grow impatient everytime JZ pauses and adjusts his reading glasses with his middle finger

      nkululeko.gcwensa - 2012-07-10 21:43

      You worry about petty issues

  • duzi.dxulu - 2012-07-10 20:30

    ningacabangi ukuthi abelungu bayasithanda they just pretend to be,hate me or like me i don't care.

  • samuel.thomas.3538 - 2012-07-10 21:29

    independent online:4 ppl arrested;news24 its 8 ppl arrested\r\n\r\nindependent online:about 300 crowd of ppl;news24..a small crowd of ppl\r\n\r\nmedia feeds us rubbish at mst tyms

      abram.spamers - 2012-07-12 01:39

      Well if you ask the same question 30 minutes apart maybe another 4 people can be arrested in that time? Also 300 people is a pretty small crowd for a political event.

  • msaka.lekhosi - 2012-07-10 21:37

    I still remember Madiba telling one of the Apartheid police commissioner to \take police out of POLITICAL arena\. So to me President Zuma's lecture is senseless.

      msaka.lekhosi - 2012-07-10 21:40

      And is useless.

      nkululeko.gcwensa - 2012-07-10 21:46

      Some of us were listening attentively and we found it very excellent

      Nyiks11 - 2012-07-10 22:17

      Nkululeko , I admire your attention span

      msaka.lekhosi - 2012-07-10 23:28

      I admire your attention span too.

      thando.ramncwana - 2012-07-11 08:40

      Th Prof said yesterday if we would all agree in this country we wouldnt need let us be, we enjoyed the lecture but not the ill disciplined showed by some youths there.

  • Valentino - 2012-07-10 22:03

    it is a shame to hear/see people disrespecting Mandela lecture because of personal ego. One is tired to see thereso called youth league disrecting everybody in this counntry, may the problem is that anyone wearing a youth t-shirt is a youth league even the holigans taking advantage of the silent membership of ANC. I think is time the members protect the party and the president.

  • tw2066 - 2012-07-10 22:30

    Haha, and the die hard ANC supporters condone this bickering and childish stuff... JZ, Fatboy and their supporters are all a bit retarded... Ja Cry the Beloved Country, but laughs all round for the rest of us,,,

  • nsilongo - 2012-07-10 22:46

    Media must stop characterizing every non zuma supporter as a Malema supporter, Is Zapiro a malema supporter? are the ppl without water in rural areas all malema supporters if they vent against zuma.

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-07-11 09:34

    No Mr Zuma, it will not stop, and the cartoons neither. Backing the wrong "friends" for wrong causes will bite you, ask the USA about the Taliban.

  • castro.anzi - 2012-07-11 11:05

    The League of the ANC must simply continue to defy and reject the ZumGwede lunatics till Mangaung. Not even the serial polygamist's para-military marshals of former factional MK Combatants will be able to stop the anxiety that has rapidly grown against his leadership style & his forever questionable moral authority. The "Thohoyandou Zuma Rebellion" (10/08/2012) spirit is swelling the ranks of ANC branches across the country. Watch the space, Zuma will be rejected & defied until the last minute of defeat in the exact manner that Mbeki was denounced. Nobody really want to be led by an empty showerhead which is so amazedly selfish & obsessed with nice times. The Inkandla Empire must be dislodged and power be transferred to all villages equally & fairly. Giving power to ignorant fool is not safe, is like calling for rampant corruption as a fool is able to be manipulated easily without detective capacity to save the nation. Zuma just can’t be our 21st Century dream as South Africans, I mean really madoda!

  • mzegezulu.nhlapo - 2012-07-11 13:42

    Not malema supporters but ancyl members,we all know that youth league relation to anc is historically more of political than personl relationship.nothing of zuma vs malema,its zuma nd mantashe vs ancyl.malema was mandated by youth league.champions 4 the wrong reason to current nec of anc.

  • polelo.phokwane - 2012-07-11 14:03

    Anc must stop electing president for us through their conferences,we hv to vote for person not a party.Look now we hv Zuma who can't do planing but Manual doing it for him,the president who can't address concerns of ANCYL and thinks he will hv warm reception whereever he goes.