Malema tells miners: Don't let whites divide you

2012-02-28 16:19

Johannesburg - ANCYL leader Julius Malema on Tueday accused mining company Impala Platinum of pitting miners against each other, and told striking workers to not to let white people divide them, a report says.

The under-fire politician was addressing miners at Freedom Park, following weeks of violent protests at the Rustenburg mine, according to Eyewitness News (EWN).

Striking workers braved the scorching heat to see Malema.

He told the miners that they had backing from the Youth League and their grievances against Implats were being attended to at the highest level, EWN reported

Malema accused the mining company of pitting workers against each other by deliberately increasing the salaries of some employees, and urged the miners to be united in their fight.

  • Omrisho - 2012-02-28 16:24

    yeah yeah, the whites fault, again, eish...

      Kala - 2012-02-28 16:28


      Peter-Peter - 2012-02-28 16:31

      damn...where is the fly swatter when you need it??

      Willie - 2012-02-28 16:34

      Agaaa nee man Julias !!! get over this nonsense ,can you please give Uncle Bob a call,maybe you can receive a free cictizenship in Zim and you can go and sing there

      Francois - 2012-02-28 16:36

      Yeah, it is. Malema is dividing the country, thus he must be white. So blame the white in this case!

      Henri - 2012-02-28 16:37

      Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting… Well, for example, the other day my wife and I went into town and went into a shop. We were only in there for about 5 minutes. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket. We went up to him and said, 'Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?' He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him a Nazi turd. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tyres. My wife then called him an anal moron. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes as the more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote. Personally, we didn't care. We came into town by bus and the car had a Julius Malema supporter sticker on it. Now that we are retired we try to have a little fun each day; it's important at our age...

      Kala - 2012-02-28 16:50

      Awww they deleted my comment. I guess I'll have to go back to dividing the atom.

      jandreleroux - 2012-02-28 16:51

      Can somebody please explain to him that he is being divisive! Hoe kan een dom mens so baie gemors regkry?

      Sam - 2012-02-28 16:57

      @Sean, if you divided u will be more divided by kids. I don't see how Malema can divide Mzansi unless if we have issue to begin with

      Sam - 2012-02-28 16:58

      @Jonathan, News 24 1st

      Joburg - 2012-02-28 16:59

      Okay ffff Malema and FFF this white and black thing, is it just me or is this race issue amplified by News24? The sad thing however is, most of you fall for this crap!

      Freddie - 2012-02-28 17:05

      The biggest racist in the country is at it again. When will the ANC NDC finally announce his expulsion?

      Wesley - 2012-02-28 17:09

      Juju, you devide everybody, you even you own party

      Piet - 2012-02-28 17:28

      At least white people can divide.....

      TSR01 - 2012-02-28 18:09

      And certain non-whites can only multiply ;)

      Sean - 2012-02-28 22:07

      @Sam - What`s your point ? Now go look after Malema`s cattle !

      Ali - 2012-02-29 08:14

      Wonder what will happen with a white pollitition if he tells masses of people that they shouldnt let the black people devide them? Bet the anc will immediately get involved and make public statements about how they "distance" themselves.

      Bob - 2012-02-29 10:20

      More cr@p from the filthy racist pigs mouth.

      Johan - 2012-02-29 11:23

      @Piet.. yip whites can divide but you must at least give black people the point that they can multiply and they are good at that

      De - 2012-02-29 13:10

      ja he is areal white hater he does not know way to with himself put him in the mine

      Christopher - 2012-02-29 14:08

      Hey white careful of black people because they black?!

  • Max - 2012-02-28 16:24

    Now it is a black white issue you delusional little man, what about what your black brothers did to the miners at Pamodzi Gold you little hypocrite?

      Henri - 2012-02-28 16:32

      Albert Einstein - Brilliant Mind Isaac Newton - Enquiring Mind Bill Gates - Money Mind Leonardo Da Vinci - Scientific Mind Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Inspiring Mind Julius Malema – Never Mind

      Ronald - 2012-02-28 16:48

      Readers, do not be mistaken. Juliass has taken the attempt of a new workers union(Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU)) trying to stamp its mark on the mining trade, thus compromising the workers and not itself(the usual story), and turned it into a racial event. The AMCU and the NUM are causing a division of the labour force, and this twisted little man Juliass, has twisted the situation to suit his twisted little mind. He depends on the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing, in this case the mineworkers earning a salary. These so called "fighters for the people" like malema and the AMCU are doing more to harm and divide the mineworkers than Implats or the whites can think of doing as he knows best which buttons to push. And when the dust settles and the miners have either lost their jobs, paychecks or both, he calmly orders his KFC, drinks his Jonny Walker, gets into his luxury car to go to sleep in his multi million rand home while the workers starve. And he does not need the liquor to sooth his conscience as he has no conscience.

      Irene - 2012-02-28 17:57

      Where was this flat blackhead when Arora went down? Not in his interests to raise how disgusting his bruddas are when it comes to running a mine. Piece of shyte!

      Sean - 2012-02-28 22:03

      @Myancmyfuture - One can not understand the mentality you have , you and many South Africans ! Suppose evolution is a b@tch , some peoples brains just didn`t evolve !!

      Jacqui - 2012-02-29 12:06

      Zoolie, you make me laugh. keep it up, we need it.

  • winston.mullany - 2012-02-28 16:24

    You are dividing the people, not whites dips&*t!

  • Devon - 2012-02-28 16:26

    Yes, yes... we've heard this rhetoric before...

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-02-28 17:38

      Pleasure of being black is that you can use this rhetoric repeatedly, and still label your victims the racists.

      Myvision - 2012-02-28 19:39

      I think he meant whites as employers not literally

      richard.fahrenfort - 2012-02-29 11:10

      @myancmyfuture: Why didn't he step up to champion the cause of the Aurora workers, who got completely screwed over by the black capitalist owners of that mine? Also, do Patrice and Tokyo's mines also belong to their workers? Malema's methods are very dangerous. I get what he is trying to do but he is going about this completely the wrong way...

  • Sharon - 2012-02-28 16:26

    Oh, my - Isn't he just adding fuel to the fire? Tell me, Julius, does this mean that you condone the miners' behaviour? Does the looting, burning, killing and raping suit your precious agenda?

      Riaan - 2012-02-28 18:23

      Yes, cause he is just as dumb as they are!!!

      Warwick - 2012-02-29 12:16

      Of course it does, its a black thing this type of behavior. Just watch the news every night and you will see these people destroying whatever they can get their hands on. Unless I am clourblind I have not seen to many whites stuffing the place up or killing each other because of a grievance.

  • Kraken - 2012-02-28 16:27

    It's not the whites, you stupid racist. Its YOU - JULIUS MALEMA - dividing our nation and sowing racial hatred everywhere you go. It is time for someone to take you out... whichever way possible and at all costs

      John - 2012-02-28 17:39

      Morama - your not real... * poof - gone

      Irene - 2012-02-28 17:59

      Morama - F.O.A.D.

      Riaan - 2012-02-28 18:31

      he's going to be taken out with a bullet in his head by one of his own people the dumbf*ck!! He's got the mentality of a 14 year old brainwashed piece of sh*t that feels the whole world owes him a place in the government cause he's black. The biggest irony is that the f*cknut has sheep following him!!!

  • Nigel - 2012-02-28 16:27

    juts trying save his own skin, he will say anything. What a racist!!!!!!!!!

      Morama - 2012-02-28 17:24

      NO,you are the racist!!!

      Jacqui - 2012-02-29 12:11

      Morama, and so are you.

  • clivecorbz - 2012-02-28 16:28

    But first, don't let blatant consumerism driven capitalists masquerade as the voice of the poor and the needy. Let's leave race out of this. Exploitation of labour is not a race issue, it's a human issue.

      Warwick - 2012-02-29 12:18

      If you dont like your job and you are so qualified and good at what you are doing you should be in demand from rival companies. So resign and move on

  • carel.jacobs - 2012-02-28 16:29

    Implants board of Directors 14 - 7 white 7 Black 5 Female What is this about dont let whites divide you

      Kevin - 2012-02-28 18:17

      Those numbers are the problem

      Garth - 2012-02-29 08:15

      So, what does the `5 female' have to do with all of this? Okay, probably because that leaves a remainder of nine men and that's where the problem with division stems from. There are only 2 colours in malema's two-cell brain - white and black. So nine divided by 2 = 4.5. But, having half a black man on the board is racist divisiveness. So, the white man is to blame, again.

  • Morne - 2012-02-28 16:30

    Malema, please take the back door on your way out!

      Ronald - 2012-02-28 17:22

      And please let it smack you on the @ss, HARD.

      TSR01 - 2012-02-28 18:14

      His head is already jammed quite far up his back door :)

  • Kala - 2012-02-28 16:30

    I thought Malema was poor at maths. His division is pretty good though

      Freddie - 2012-02-28 17:12

      Lol, brilliant one Kala, I doubt Juju will understand it though...

  • Cameron - 2012-02-28 16:30

    (siiiigggghhhh) this man has been in the wrong career his whole life...his true calling is to be a stand up brain dead, one liner comedian...

      TSR01 - 2012-02-28 18:15

      Comedian? I thought he was already a clown :)

  • ssegaetsho - 2012-02-28 16:32

    Please all, do not comment to this story. Black and white, we are all the same. I blame the media for giving this chap endless coverage, he would have died a long slow death if they stopped covering his comments and let him go. They know that once they write a story about him we all click on the story and spew racial bile at each other. I think we should start a "stop covering Julius" campaign and stop buying newspapers or reading stories that make him the main topic. This man is going to ruin our country only because we don't have the strength to say enough is enough.

      Greg - 2012-02-28 16:39

      couldnt agree more! What makes him so special to get so much media coverage? He is no longer the ANC youth President, SO STOP REPORTING ON HIM! YOU ARE DOING EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTS!! But then again, im sure the media are well aware of this, yet they keep reporting the stuff he says.. Makes you wonder... The media will only give you information it wants you to see..

      akosarski - 2012-02-28 16:43

      So true! You have reallu hit the nail on the head

      Kala - 2012-02-28 17:02

      OK I won't comment.

      Kala - 2012-02-28 17:02

      Damn... I just did

      Donny Doncaster - 2012-02-28 20:31


      leigh.paikin - 2012-02-29 16:00

      Nicely put. Completely agree.

  • Wesley Bischoff - 2012-02-28 16:33

    Why the hell must they always bring race into it??? FFS, get over it already!! Are you going to use it as an excuse for your ineptitudes for the rest of eternity??

  • David - 2012-02-28 16:33

    Racist pig

  • marnusmnorval - 2012-02-28 16:34

    Well in the coal mines they all look black..

      William - 2012-02-28 17:34

      VERY GOOD!!!!!

  • Divan - 2012-02-28 16:34

    Its actually sad to think that any person in SA would listen to this retard called Malema

      Morama - 2012-02-28 17:31

      your sadness would be like that for as long as you are in south africa boet.Adapt or keep on crying like little baby!!!

      Jacqui - 2012-02-29 12:13

      Morama, boet, you seriously need to grow up.

  • Louis Hager - 2012-02-28 16:34


  • Riaan - 2012-02-28 16:35

    Me thinks someone is suffering from white-phobia. LOL

      Leo - 2012-02-29 08:10

      How so? By encouraging unity among workers?

      Garth - 2012-02-29 08:29

      Malema went out for drinks with some of the ministers. After a few hours of drinking Malema calls the waiter to bring the bill: Malema – R 400.00 Mbalula – R450.00 Cele – R250.00 Vavi – R200.00 TOTAL – R1300.00 Malema says: “Hai man! I will pay for everyone else, but Total must pay for Himself! I didn’t invite him. Plus he owns a lot of garages all over the country. He has enough money!!

  • Fred - 2012-02-28 16:36

    One of the the biggest disservice to South Africa at present is the industrial sociology curriculum at universities. It teaches antiquated marxist ideas, and people like Julius lap it up, and try to implement it. Duncan Innes and Eddie Webster. Great guys but faulty, damaging ideas.

      annie.kalahari - 2012-02-28 19:30

      Except that Julius stopped his education when he failed his carpentry exams.

  • Jarryd - 2012-02-28 16:36

    Does Malema know that the chairman of the board of directors for Implats is non-white, and that 38% of the remaining directors are non-white? Populist drivel.

      sechaba.lenong - 2012-02-29 10:43

      The chairman is either Black, Indian, Chinese or Couloured. This non-white thing should work for a mixture of non-whites only.

      Warwick - 2012-02-29 12:19

      Wait until the Chinese take over.

  • Amukelani - 2012-02-28 16:36

    can the media stop telling us what Malema is doing pleeeaaase? Can we please move on? I mean the guy is like the devil who fell from heaven and he will definitely continue talking nonsense. But the less we make him headline, the faster he will dissapear. Is he the only source for the media to sell papers?

      dyllon.symington - 2012-02-29 11:44

      The Media will only stop reporting on this twat when we stop reading/caring about him. Unfortunately we are to blame...

  • superkruger - 2012-02-28 16:36

    Request to News24: Please, pretty please with a cherry on top, Stop publishing any articles related to this retard. It might attract readers, but granting him any plublicity only validates him. He's just one silly little boy, what about publishing the hundreds of other political speakers with something better to say?

      Kala - 2012-02-28 17:12

      It's entertainment.

      Jacqui - 2012-02-29 12:17

      Come on, he is our biggest clown. You can't be serious, hundreds of other political speakers with something better to say. Are you and I in the same country?. Most speak a lot of drivel no one can understand.

  • Alan - 2012-02-28 16:40

    Malema is a do0s. Where was he with the Aurora miners debacle?

  • Ryan - 2012-02-28 16:42

    If this guy was suspended why is still referred to as the ANCYL President?

      Leo - 2012-02-29 08:24

      Because he is still the ANCYL president as far as the ANCYL is concerned. The only ones with authority to suspend him is the ANCYL.

  • Den - 2012-02-28 16:43

    good one zoolie, and very true

      Henri - 2012-02-28 16:57

      awwwww they deleted my comment, but the 2nd one is just as true and funny though :)

      Kala - 2012-02-28 17:01

      Mine are getting deleted at a rate of knots too Zoolie

  • mholthuysen - 2012-02-28 16:44

    Yawn - who was this Malema guy again? Odd that the "Youth" Leader speaks to miners - never dawned to me that we are employing children and youth in our mines....

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-02-28 16:45

    ... but its wrong to say don't let black people kill you at a survival camp?

  • Maximumstress - 2012-02-28 16:45

    Malema is a dangerous racist that should be stopped soon and hard.

  • Kimon - 2012-02-28 16:46

    Yes, im white, what did I do to split the mine workers?? why so racist Julius??

  • Den - 2012-02-28 16:46

    please show fat boy the mine shaft....

  • slawek.puk - 2012-02-28 16:46

    It's more like don't listen to me i will divide you and the country. Uneducated teaching the uneducated.

  • Moss - 2012-02-28 16:49

    I think these comrade need "timoxeline barbebutenol"injection he will be fine

  • justin.pretorius - 2012-02-28 16:49

    Those pesky evil white people again! Damn, nothing right in this world because of them ;) If it the mine was run by the ANCYL they will blame it on Apartheid ;)

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-02-28 16:51

    i knew us white people would get involved in this somehow. evn though considering the angloAmerican CEO is a black guy -__-

  • Luke - 2012-02-28 16:52

    wow, where there is a misguided and alterior conclusion, you will find Julius jumping to it. The little brat is so desperate for attention, please somebody give him a tall glass of STFU!

  • Roy - 2012-02-28 16:53

    Has this "Maaifoedie" nobody else to blame but the white people. Everything that goes wrong is the whites fault but look at yourself jubejube,you steal,you are a crook,you are an uneducated,you are a very bad person despicable clot and the sooner you vanish the better

      danny.kangausaru - 2012-02-29 08:36

      go to hell.

      J-Man - 2012-02-29 09:24

      @ danny: how ironic of you to say, because when following this neanderthal you call a "leader", that's exactly what you'll turn this country into.

      Garth - 2012-02-29 11:07

      @dan.kangeroosaurus - you take attacks on malema quite personally, don't you? Is it because you know that the words used by EE to describe little-fat-thieving-boy are true? And you are really berating yourself for being stupid enough to support this ignorant whilst he steals from the poor to enrich himself. Or am I wrong?

      danny.kangausaru - 2012-02-29 12:04

      The thing is you are not only against Malema but also our government the ANC in an actual fact you are against blacks, you are always negative towards a black man. I am sure it is not only Malema you want to see dead but all these blacks so you can have it all to yourself.

      Jacqui - 2012-02-29 12:21

      Danny. Why must he go to hell?. You must be one heck of a debater with your three word vocabulary.

      Jacqui - 2012-02-29 12:23

      Danny in my struggle days I worked with a lot of blacks, some are amongst my best friends. Your Malema isn't fit enough to polish their shoes. By the looks of things neither are you.

  • Jesse - 2012-02-28 16:53

    What a jackass. Here we are all trying to get over Apartheid but it seems Malema keeps rubbing peoples noses in it and using it as an excuse for everything. Get over yourself! And why is he still making appearances on behalf of the ANCYL when he is suppossed to be suspended?

  • Werner - 2012-02-28 16:53

    Hoor nou weer vir ou slimmes... Kan hy nie gedagvaar word deurom so iets te se nie. Dit is 'n rassistiese opmerking as ek reg onthou en nie baie legal in ons land nie. Kom ons vat sy kar en huis dan hoor ons wat se hy daarvan.

  • Ben - 2012-02-28 16:54

    yap yap yap yap. Somebody pass me the rolled up newspaper....

  • Stobbie - 2012-02-28 16:56

    I am a proud white, with many black friends. Me and my black friends are are making the same jokes about JM that all comes down to that he is the most rasist guy in South Africa. JM must just realize that the aparteid era is over and we are divirse now. I dont care if my black friend dates a whity or vice versa. lol JM FKING WAKE UP MAN. DONT MAKE EVERYTHING ABOUT RACE...

  • Ndivhuho - 2012-02-28 16:57

    lol! really?? all the way to rustenburg just to say that? *rolling eyes*

      deon.fourie - 2012-02-28 17:40

      haha :)

      slawek.puk - 2012-02-28 19:39

      He has alot of time to spare. You never know a free lunch awaited after the speech :)

  • Desmond - 2012-02-28 16:59

    Racist pig!!

  • Shirley - 2012-02-28 16:59

    Mr President: I would like this answered-WHY is a child who has never done a days work in his entire life,never contributed ANY one thing of value,is being investigated by SARS,suspended by your government continuously allowed to promote racism and anti white rhetoric???????? I am a white person and if I had to do or say ANY of what this ignorant little boy says about a black person I would be crucifide! Enough is enough! It is my constitutional RIGHT as a white person to live in MY country without having racial slurs thrown against my race. Sir you are supposed to be unbiased and stand for all citizens but up to now I see only a one sided argument:If you are black you may openly degrade whites and be unpunished-If you are white you must remain silent and allow continual racism.Then everyone is shocked when Afrikaners start their own training camps. You are allowing a VERY ugly and unrepairable chasim between races to widen!

      Omrisho - 2012-02-28 17:06

      Shirley, the president sang "the song" at the anc centenary celebrations, a clear middle finger to the pale population and the judiciary, that says it all

      Shirley - 2012-02-28 17:14

      Omrishi: Yup-thats the 1 middle finger we know of,the others are behind closed doors!

      Jacqui - 2012-02-29 12:27

      Shirley because Malema is saying all the things the ANC would like to say but haven't got the guts to say.Unbiased?. Forget it, when push come to shove they are all racist.

  • malcolm.molver - 2012-02-28 17:02

    I'm a peaceful person, but the day this guy dies I'll have one hell of a party. Flipping disgrace to this country

      Bomb - 2012-02-28 18:34

      Progress.......EVERONE dies, you should really change your name to "NO PROGRESS"

      Garth - 2012-02-29 11:09

      Who is `Everone'? Famous, is she?

  • Dave Prinsloo - 2012-02-28 17:02

    yes, the whites shouldn't divide them, the blacks or coloured or indian people should divide them, apparently.

  • roodbol - 2012-02-28 17:03

    Malema - get a [real] life. HOW do you figure the striking miners are pitted against each other by the 'whites'? Your black/white cenario is getting soooo boring - everytime we [the whites!] move politically a step forward , you remind us about racism and we're twenty steps back [in time]!

  • Omnivore - 2012-02-28 17:04

    He's not a racist - he doesn't give a sh-t. He wants power. As with so many politicians Malema cares only about Malema. He knows he's being divisive. He's a skillful demagogue and he will say whatever he thinks will garner him support. Divide and conquer. South Africans have been subjected to so many political scoundrels that they should by now really know one when they see one. One can hope.

      Yolandè Rwaai - 2012-02-28 17:08

      Ditto! My sentiments precisely!

      Shirley - 2012-02-28 17:44

      Agree 100% This guy is very clever,knows exactly which buttons to press to turn things in his favour-and the sods believe he cares!!! Aint that a hoot!!!

  • Julias - 2012-02-28 17:07

    Come on now Juliass, why don't you come out and say that you hate whites and want us to leave. If whites are so bad, stop driving cars made by us, buying clothes & watches designed by us. Stop using electricity, yup also the white man. You are a small boy!

      Morama - 2012-02-28 17:47

      YOu are really a stupid person i ever came across.There's a white people that i use to give hanovers in the robots,so you say they designed cars? And as a matter of fact you just need to go back to the hole you coming fom boet!!!

      Piet - 2012-02-28 18:03

      Morama sad fact is that you did not even invent the wheel in the 1800's

      Bomb - 2012-02-28 18:38

      Morama......damnit man, i thought i squeezed you into the pit toilet. How did you get out?

      Phillys - 2012-02-28 21:25

      @moramaretard "hanovers in the robots"???? wtf!!!! please translate from "troll" language to english. If not possible, why not no to one of the gazillion sites available to you in your mother tongue.

      J-Man - 2012-02-29 09:25

      Yeah...morama....umm.. that "comment" of yours kinda backfired...again.

      Jacqui - 2012-02-29 12:31

      Morama, the whites asking for handouts at the robots are the ones that lost their jobs in the autofactories when they had to make place for you lot.So where is your hole boet?.

  • Heiku - 2012-02-28 17:07

    Did he actually say "whites"? Because I don't see a any quotes?

      Garth - 2012-02-29 11:15

      `. . . told striking workers to not to let white people divide them, a report says.'