Malema was misquoted: Friends

2012-09-03 22:22

Johannesburg - Former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema on Monday denied a report quoting him saying he would be arrested soon, the Friends of the Youth League (FYL) said.

"President Julius Malema said that he had heard [a] rumour that he will be arrested because one of the bodyguards of Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa called to say Mthethwa promised to arrest [him] immediately after the Marikana massacre," the group's Floyd Shivambu said in a statement.

"Newspapers should be careful on how they report about these issues because they are misleading and sensational in nature."

Shivambu said Malema was ready to face the law if there was a case for him to answer to.

The Mail & Guardian online reported that Malema had received the public protector's provisional report into claims of corruption against him.

"I am aware of the [looming] arrest. One of Mthethwa's bodyguards phoned me to say he overheard the minister talking to people about my arrest. There is nothing genuine. It is political," Malema was quoted as saying.

The FYL said people losing political support were using law enforcement agencies to fight their political battles.

"Nathi Mthethwa and his masters should know that they will never suppress the voice that calls for their removal from the ANC leadership and will never suppress the millions of voices that are decrying South African government's directionlessness, murderous conduct, and confusion since Jacob Zuma was elected president," Shivambu said.

  • phae.rayden - 2012-09-03 23:24

    Sure he was. This man has learned nothing yet, still shooting his mouth off with no sense of self discipline. What a disgusting example for our people to protect. FYL your political road trip throughout this year, culminating in an opportunistic hijacking of the Lonmin tragedy, has no connection whatsoever with Julius' greedy financial involvement in shady tenderpreneur companies, and apparent tax evasion in the past. Propaganda is a sinister tool to use to manipulate the uneducated, and you are guilty of this. It is so very sad to see naïve people hero worshipping this political pimp/gangster.

      phae.rayden - 2012-09-04 00:31

      Why shame on me for thinking this man will lead you into more misery, and you won't turn back from what? Where are you going?

      brett.bruce.121 - 2012-09-04 20:34

      Please stop calling the creature a man. Its insulting to men.

  • Wilbur.Like.Smith - 2012-09-03 23:34

    This sums it up pretty well "There is nothing genuine. It is political,"

  • mark.botha.963 - 2012-09-04 00:00 'nuff said

  • phumlani.veliti - 2012-09-04 00:42

    The facts are between the line

  • vusumuzi.mkhize.39 - 2012-09-04 02:55

    South Africa is one of the most cursed country in the universe as it has such ill ~ disciplined and rude youth like Malema

  • don.mug.3 - 2012-09-04 05:27


  • Michael - 2012-09-04 05:40

    Journalists lazzyness to find us news is becoming a problem, everything that Malema does become news, if he buy miners chicken licken, we have to read about it, Media is obsesed with Julius and they are the ones who are promoting him. Julius cell is ready, finish and klaar, he knows that himself.

      johandebeer - 2012-09-04 06:53

      You are so right

      Themba Patric Sibande - 2012-09-04 07:06

      cell to go and do what,can you exactly point as to why you hate the blacks as you do,see Malema represents the poor,and he is here to stay.

      blip.noodlum - 2012-09-06 02:27

      And you read abojut it. And, what's more, feel the need to comment about it. Clearly you have a big interest in Juju's deeds and words yourself or else you wouldn't bother.

  • asivhanga - 2012-09-04 06:04

    He was misquoted, exactly what Shivambu is saying about Mthethwa's bodyguard that's what Malema said. I heard what Malema said on the kaya fm being interviewed by T-Bose. Mail and guardian are liars!

  • johandebeer - 2012-09-04 06:47

    Wipe this racist ranting pig from the face of the earth. Our country does not need haters and trouble makers like him.

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-09-04 07:02

    I'm confused. Aren't you saying exactly what was reported? So how is that misquoted?

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-09-04 07:02

    I'm confused. Aren't you saying exactly what was reported? So how is that misquoted?

  • joe.ndlovu.16 - 2012-09-04 07:03

    I will always support Malema.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-04 07:13

      Boya benyathi, you support corruption. Did he give you some shares when he robbed Limpopo through his Ratanang Trust? I take it that you will also join him in his cell when the Hawks, the PP and SARS are finished with him

      thando.ramncwana - 2012-09-04 07:57

      So u support \individuals\ NOT ideology, policy positions or conference resolutions? and your ilk are the cancer of our organisation. Political condom!!

      tony.naidoo - 2012-09-04 08:04

      joejoe and juju - two of a kind! Morons!

      ntloko.yamazizi - 2012-09-04 12:09

      The justice system is being controlled by certain individual to fight their wars. Why Malema was charged only after He made it clear that he does not support Press Zuma for second term. Why they only expose his corruption now they knew it long time ago.and we all know that he is not the only corrupt person in da ANC.I don't support corruption but they way ANC do thing is not ayoba

  • Zahir - 2012-09-04 07:39

    N24 we need facts here let us know when Malema is arrested or in jail otherwise u reporting is nothing but fiction

  • kasper.mbayi2 - 2012-09-04 07:57

    Malema must be arrested for been at places of chaos's because there's no protest's can resolved if Malema is there because he always provoking the protesters.

      abrammothothi.mamabolo - 2012-09-05 15:44

      R12500 for miners is the solution,this lazy journalist said malema will be arrested when he comes back from mauritius till today.Malema is here to stay,

  • tony.naidoo - 2012-09-04 08:16

    No need to quote/misquote juliarse ! They are gonna get you anyway !Better get used to KFC without the gravy! Pay your carbon tax too, while your'e at it.....largest/fattest carbon footprint and highest noxious emissions thro the space in your face!

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-09-04 08:48

    Just arrest the fat boy and let's carry on with our lives. He's had enough publicity. The press must please shut him down for good . Whatever he has to say is only a load of bull***t

  • ronnymakgaola.selota - 2012-09-05 10:01

    Most of us intellect comentators dont like Malema but majority of those who cry foul really like his "stupidity". What ever cause is on might reward regardless of our gut hatred of him. Being politically correct does not make sense to most. They need spoken reality not some beaurocratically acceptable quotes.

  • blip.noodlum - 2012-09-06 02:25

    Whatever happened to "we say what we mean and we mean what we say" Floyd and Juju?

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