Malema's R4m farm

2011-12-24 19:15

Johannesburg - Suspended ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has added a massive R4m farm to his property portfolio.

City Press can reveal that ­Gwama Properties, a company partly owned by Malema’s ­Ratanang Family Trust, bought the farm Schuilkraal - 139ha of prime agricultural land near Polokwane - in August.

The farm was ostensibly bought for cash as no bond was registered.

Malema has on numerous ­occasions hinted he would like to take up cattle farming if kicked out of the ANC.

On Thursday the firebrand youth leader, who was elected to the ­provincial executive committee of the Limpopo ANC this week, ­denied owning a farm.

“Who said Gwama is mine? Get your facts right. There is no farm that I bought. Julius Malema has got no farm,” Malema said.

He added that he was on holiday, and wished City Press a happy ­Christmas.

The following challenge ­Malema's denial of partly owning the farm:

» The Mail & Guardian revealed that Gwama was partly owned by the Ratanang Family Trust.
Malema had never challenged this;

» Neighbours of Schuilkraal (“shelter kraal” in Dutch) told ­Beeld in August that the previous owner, Dries Kotzé, told them that Malema had visited him on the farm with the intention of buying the property and that he was a “gentleman”;

» Kotzé admitted that Malema initially offered R1.5m for the farm, but he declined the offer;

» But neighbours said Malema later agreed to pay R3.5m for the farm in “two or three ­instalments”, putting down an R800 000 cash deposit.

Deeds records

At the time, Kotzé told Beeld that the transaction had collapsed ­because of all the media attention on Malema.

But deeds office records show that the purchase went through on July 28 and that the property was registered to Gwama on August 31.

Malema’s former business ­associate at SGL Engineering, Lesiba Gwangwa, is the sole director of Gwama Properties.

The company also owns another R1.4m house in the ­upmarket Faranani Estate in Polokwane, where Malema’s son and mother stay.

Schuilkraal is Malema’s second farm. City Press revealed in July the Ratanang Family Trust also owned a smallholding on the farm Palmietfontein, which was bought for R900 000 in cash.

Gwangwa is the chief executive of On-Point Engineering, the ­tender-rich company also partly owned by Malema’s family trust, which is currently the subject of a Hawks and Public Protector ­investigation.

'Fishing expedition'

On-Point has earned millions from Limpopo government contracts, including a R51m ­tender from the roads and transport department to run a project management unit.

Malema’s spokesperson, Floyd Shivambu, accused City Press of a “fishing expedition” and of diverting attention “after every progress made by the ANC Youth League and its leadership”.

In an interview with the Sunday Times last month, Malema said he already had 20 cattle and “will breed them, take them to the ­abattoir, slaughter them and then sell the meat”.

In May Malema told residents of Alexandra that land should be ­expropriated from white people without compensation.

“We need fearless leaders who will tell these whites we are putting our people here for free. We have to buy land from whites when they did not even buy land from us. This is confirmation that we must get the land for free,” Malema said.

Last year, on his return from Zimbabwe, Malema praised ­President Robert Mugabe’s land seizures and called on South ­Africa’s youth to engage in agricultural activity.

Malema has appealed his five-year suspension from the ANC. His appeal is due to be heard next month.

  • Shoe - 2011-12-24 18:33

    If he says land should be taken for free, then why is he not taking it but paying so much?

      Ian - 2011-12-24 19:47

      Not bad for an idiot who earns R20k a month. he must REALLY know how to stretch his rand. And R4 million cash???? I wonder if our esteemed revenue services have got the guts to ask for a paper trail of where the money came from.

      frikdt - 2011-12-24 21:58

      @mthombothi & @Khoi-San "who is the future": Lincoln Steffens said (about communism and Soviet society): "I've seen the future and it works." (and how wrong he turned out to be). Well, I've also seen the future, and it doesn't work; in fact, it DOES NOT WANT to work, it only wants to be handed everything on a silver platter. And Khoi-San, maybe you should get a better education than a little certificate from an ISP before you open your mouth about "inferior Voortrekker Hoogte education".

      Khoi-San - 2011-12-24 23:06

      @Leonard Bloch. Thank you for the compliment, coming from an imbecile, I greatly appreciate your shallow contribution to this forum. Come back when you are better educated. No more Klipdrift for you, tomorrow is Xmas.

      John - 2011-12-25 00:21

      Is Koi and his mate Mthombothi prepared to come on to this site and recant publicly when the the muck his the proverbial fan?? Talk is cheap....

      Mary - 2011-12-25 09:09

      Khoi-San, you have taken a name which was coined by European anthropologists to conveniently denote two separate peoples as one. You do not even know that 'San' is a derogatory term used by the Qua people to insult Bushmen, do you. Now give me one good reason why I should take your rambling here seriously?

      The Real Unskinny - 2011-12-25 10:26

      No. 1 farm on the land grab list.

      Geronimo - 2011-12-25 12:41

      Strange that a comment of mine was deleted by News24. It was very objective and uncontroversial. Weird... It merely suggested that Malema is a fraud, playing the noble defender of the poor and weak, whilst he lives in the lap of luxury. It also suggested that Malema is living off the ill gotten gains of corruption... it's ludicrous for anyone to believe that Malema's reported salary of R20k p/m can buy a multi-faceted "property portfolio" paid mostly in cash... secret trust fund notwithstanding. It also suggested that no matter what SARS or the Hawks ultimately prove, the zombies will still follow this little gravy feeding piggy blindly. Oh well, News 24 must have their reasons for censoring the obvious truth of my original post.

      John - 2011-12-25 13:46

      Malema, Jesus loves you, Malema, Your mother loves you, Malema, Your father loves, Repent, Manpara, repent, Repent, Ignorant, repent, Repent, Negligent, repent, Repent, Liar, repent, Repent, Thief, repent, Repent, Baby Killer, repent, Repent, Genocider, repent! Okai, stop the bus, how can you say all that? Lets have a look: Malema is Ignorant that the Failed Communist Countries like the USSR, China, Vietnam, Cuba, etc, employed Central Control Economies ( CCE ), with full and total nationalization. Negligent - as the head of an organization, it is his duty to be fully informed of the economic history of total disasters of CCE. He does not know that Gorbachov announced reforms away from nationalization – in the early 1980’s! He is a Liar, because these are not his ideas, these ideas have been around for over 100 years. Thief, he has stolen the PEOPLES money – that is how bribery and corruption works. Baby Killer, as a member of the ANC – Abortion Murder Genocide, is guilty of the Genocide of 800 000 black babies in government hospitals! Genocider, as a member of the ANC – Abortion Murder Genocide, is guilty of the Genocide of 5 Million Aids sufferers which were refused medication. Repent, Manpara, Repent!

      Mary - 2011-12-25 13:52

      Geronimo, I think if the first post (with a 'reply to - ') is deleted, all the subsequent comments go as well. That's how it works on most forums anyway.

      Sean - 2011-12-25 23:17

      Maybe we`ll see Malema soon on the TV program ``BOER SOEK VROU `` lol !

      Geronimo - 2011-12-26 13:20

      @Mary, thanks for replying. My comment, however, was self standing rather than a "reply to" comment. Other replied to it. Oh well no big deal at the end of the day.

      Sharkshoot - 2011-12-26 18:35

      The Communist ANC is calling for nationalisation but that's only after they've pilfered millions from BEE state sanctioned tenders. The average ANC supporter does not read news24 and will therefore blunder through their mind fog of stupidity forever believing what these fat thieving despots tell them. That's Africa.

  • Larry - 2011-12-24 19:34

    He is on the right track. The place is getting more like Animal Farm every week. Like the Novel, he will eventually lose it all. - 2011-12-24 23:18

      Too true. And he fits the description of "Napoleon" perfectly. (in more ways than one!)

      Amanda - 2011-12-25 08:26

      He buys a farm, even though there's a high chance of being murdered....sorry, scap that. That only happens to the Boers.

      alansmartSnr - 2011-12-26 20:32

      @ Larry.. you're so right.. For those that dont know Animal farm i've taken a short summary from Wiki to extrapolate: The novel addresses not only the corruption of the revolution by its leaders but also how wickedness, indifference, ignorance, greed and myopia destroy any possibility of a Utopia. While this novel portrays corrupt leadership as the flaw in revolution (and not the act of revolution itself), it also shows how potential ignorance and indifference to problems within a revolution could allow horrors to happen if a smooth transition to a people's government is not achieved. .. but it's presented quite humourously.

  • Gavin - 2011-12-24 19:34

    Nice to know that being unemployed hasn't adversely effected the sone of satan..

  • Anette - 2011-12-24 19:41

    If he says land should be seized without payment. I will be on my way to claim this farm. What a bonus!!!!!!!

      mthombothi - 2011-12-24 20:24

      Seisure is exclusively for blacks, whites had their turn and its over now.

      Ronald - 2011-12-24 22:02

      Mthombothi, it is so nice to live in a country whose constitution is internationally lauded, partly as it guarantees that you will not be discriminated against because of your race. No, wait........., scrap that statement.

      Juan - 2011-12-25 03:02

      @mthomboni what's good for the one is good for the other. Under your logic, anybody whould be entitled to just take what they want. If you see a house you like just seize it, a car you like just seize it. Just walk into the supermarket and grab what you want without paying. Chances are the supermarket could owned by a white person.

      1CRAZYONE - 2011-12-25 09:14

      @Mthombohi A boer by translation is a farmer - so everytime you, your brothers and Malema sing 'kill the boer' - you do realise you are threatening to kill 'ol Julius too??? And land grabs - taking 70% of farm lands to redistribute - does not mention race......

      Sean - 2011-12-25 23:00

      @mthombothi- Did you know that the so called boere had to work hard to get where they got to ? If you grab the land , within 3 years it will be completely f@cked , but then again one can not argue with imbiciles !

  • jruppersberg - 2011-12-24 19:45

    What's happening with the Hawks and SARS?

  • Gordon - 2011-12-24 19:52

    Just when we were getting bored in SA,then old Julius came to the rescue, what a boykie,and a rich one also,sitting without a job and he can still afford to buy property,wish I can get a job at the ANC.

  • michael.h.summer - 2011-12-24 19:54


      renzia - 2011-12-25 21:50

      Because he has two brain cells

      Sean - 2011-12-25 23:02

      Both those 2 brain cells are only used for criminal ideas and activities !

      braamc - 2011-12-26 06:45

      @renzia, yes if have more brain cells he will bark

  • Cracker - 2011-12-24 19:55

    The can be only so many landowners/farmers who each owns a piece of land of about 139ha. No chance of the rest of the 5, 10 , 20 or how many million numbers of other citizens owning anything. Guess that's the realism of the economic freedom we hear about. Anyone out there who plans to squat or take up your economic freedom on the land of the new landowners/farmers as the latter is exemplified by Julius Malema and company? It is reliably hereby warned against any such economic freedom plans. The new landowners/farmers will not even bother taking you to court or calling the police. To cumbersome one would imagine. And FAARR too humane. There is something so naive about some South Africans that they are capable of believing the cr.p they are being fed by the new elites. Incidentally, Julius Malema will not produce food for free consumption or even at a discount. The masses will pay marker prices if not higher once the monopolizing effects of what is being planned and implemented start filtering through.

      Erin - 2011-12-25 06:35

      This needs to be seen for what it is - it is not about putting people on the land but rather putting all land under Black control. Take Zim for example, there are 4000 farmers, who if all displaced will still leave 11,996,000 of the 12m population without land. The burning cultural issue is white people owning African soil, and as long it is in Black hands - any Black hands (corrupt politicians or not) - then it is no longer an issue. Imagine a situation pre-1994 where a foreign culture, say, the Chinese controlled 70% of land and productive assets and made it difficult for White people to participate in the economy. I think there would be a similar sentiment to how Black people feel now. Malema is able to exploit populist politics because this issue is not being addressed sensibly. The debate should therefore be on an equitable and practical process to stop the 'take it for free' call.

  • Moss Mphahlele - 2011-12-24 20:05

    Haai haai, they started, leave our Young Lion( & rich) alone!!

      Kevin - 2011-12-24 21:21

      Thieving thugs all go down in the long run.Some people cannot earn money so they steal it

      Sean - 2011-12-25 23:05

      @Moss Mphahlele- Keep on supporting the rich thieve while the rest starve of hunger , you are so intelligent !!

      alansmartSnr - 2011-12-26 20:42

      @Moss Mphahlele.. a Young Lion you say, He's just a small insignificant dumb Pussy Cat... sorry leave the "Cat" word out!

  • Moss Mphahlele - 2011-12-24 20:05

    Haai haai, they started, leave our Young Lion( & rich) alone!!

      Paul - 2011-12-24 20:14

      LOL - your "Young Lion" will feed happily and smile while he watches you and your family starve.

      TheRuckus - 2011-12-24 21:40

      your young lion!? you are actually proud to be associated with this scumbug, you disgust me

      Garth - 2011-12-25 07:40

      moss, you still around, you anc ignorant. Agree wholeheartedly with Paul. That malema thing, that two-faced piece of dried snot will not give a damn when you and yours are starving and in the street. When will black South Africa wake up? Merry Xmas everyone, sheeeit!

      renzia - 2011-12-25 21:46

      I don't know how someone could still comment on someone as brain dead as this twat "Moss"!?!?!....Let them support their ANC and their Young poor old Lion with an IQ less than a grade one child.....

  • Paul - 2011-12-24 20:09

    I hope he does become a cattle farmer. At least he will be working with a species of equal intelligence.

      Blip - 2011-12-24 21:06

      Do you have any idea just how smart cattle can be? Juju's on a losing wicket here!

      Warren - 2011-12-24 22:41

      Isn't cattle farming a bit risky for someone who always has foot IN mouth disease???

      indianajohn - 2011-12-25 02:25

      Warren lol

      frikdt - 2011-12-25 10:56

      @Paul: LOL but you stand corrected, he'll be working with a species of higher intelligence (it will be a farm consisting of 20 cattle and 1 pig).

      Jacqui - 2011-12-25 12:17

      Don't insult the cattle.

  • mthombothi - 2011-12-24 20:14

    So what, do we really need to be informed about every asset a black man buys? For God's sake it's Christmas eve.....City Press try for one day to let people go on with their lives. The weakness in your story is that you've repeated old boring news that have become stale. Word of advice focus on the road fatalities and the joys of the festive season becuase even the public prosecutor and the hawks are on leave.

      Geronimo - 2011-12-24 20:26

      Typical deflection tactics. The dog will not let go of this bone, the rational, normal section of society demands the truth and justice if necessary.

      Cracker - 2011-12-24 20:27

      @ mthombothi No, not at all do we really have to be informed about every asset a black man buys. Only if it represents suspicion about the honesty and motives involved and of course hypocrisy. A fact that applies to all of any conceivable background. We need to know about suspicious events as it affects and influences us all. You sufficiently satisfied with the clarification to your strange assertion that it is fine as long as you are black. You also into a land acquisition process? Don't neglect the other 5, 10, 15, 20 millions who are also longing for a little piece for themselves. You will have to share. No reason why you or anybody else should benefit more than any of the other multitudinous inhabitants of the country.

      jack.kukard - 2011-12-24 21:03

      like your one brain cell thats on leave.....

      Kevin - 2011-12-24 21:22

      Where does the money come from? honest money buys things. Dishonest money has a way of eventually getting you

      TheRuckus - 2011-12-24 21:42

      its not the color of his skin that everyone is bothered about. Where did he get the money to buy this? - 2011-12-24 23:08

      Whether its Chrismas eve or not, Malema is still an idiot. A black man can purchase half the world if he is able to do so. There will be absolutely nothing wrong with that. But when a person puts down a CASH deposit of R800k while he earns a salary of only R20k, then something is fishy.

      John - 2011-12-25 00:32

      10 Points boet. But I don't give a &$^^ what day of the year it is, I object to being screwed over by politicians and there "handlangers"

      Sharon - 2011-12-25 10:51

      if he buys it with the taxpayers hard earned money then yes we need to be informed,as for the road fatalities,the taxis are doing a great job

      Jacqui - 2011-12-25 12:19

      I presume you can also pay millions for a

  • nortee - 2011-12-24 20:22

    I'm sorry... I have no words... :|

  • Blip - 2011-12-24 21:04

    R4m? For 139ha? That's a bargain! (And a 139ha farm is a pretty dinky little property, as "farms" go. Anything under 1000ha is really just a smallholding.)

      Moss Mphahlele - 2011-12-24 21:12

      From racist to ignorancy to jealousy!! Must be tough waking up knowing you are you!!

      Ian - 2011-12-24 21:21

      at least some of us dont steal from the tax coffers like fatso does

      Shoosh - 2011-12-24 21:22

      @ rolling Moss what are these werd called "ignorancy", are it in the pedi-cure dickshinerie?

      indianajohn - 2011-12-25 02:33

      It's funny. All the Malema supporters on here can't make a logical argument, ever. I've never seen one. They have just become masters of deflection and assumption. What part of Blip's comment is racist? Which part is ignorant? Which part is jealous? And then the last comment? Where did that come from? What does that have to do with anything? NOTHING. Just like everything that comes out of the ANCYL. You can't ever answer questions with anything but totally irrelevant garbage.

      Blip - 2011-12-25 04:47

      Hey, good on Juju for scoring himself a wee little smallholding at a rock-bottom bargain price!

      Garth - 2011-12-25 07:47

      @moss - thick, wet and single-celled, is what you are. And you are the only racist read so far on this post. Ignorant sycophant. Read the others' posts with an open mind - not one poisoned by ignorance and hatred. And then comment intelligently - or . . . ah what's the use with racists?

      Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-26 07:54

      Blip, the value of farmland does not have to do with size, it has to do with what is farmed on it. R4 million was very expensive for this particular piece of land - it sounds like it is being purchased for a development of sorts, there is no other sensible reason to pay so much for it. By the way, I make a very good living off 28ha of land, of which 18ha is bush. Go figure.

  • Mehluli - 2011-12-24 21:19

    He is a clever boy,investing in property is a clever choice.Well done Malema but how and where did you get the money.

      indianajohn - 2011-12-25 02:35

      Yeah, there are lots of clever boys out there who can't afford to buy property even though they want to. Partly because of the constant damage to the economy done by ANCYL.

      Blip - 2011-12-25 04:48

      Hey, he "leveraged" it. Good on Juju, I say!

  • Kevin - 2011-12-24 21:20

    Come on Hawks . You are schaiken in your boots . No investigation takes this long . WE THE PUBLIC WANT ACTION AND ANSWERS. Thugs must do there 30 years

  • Ian - 2011-12-24 21:20

    ok ok thats it, come on juju whats ur secret, a 4 million rand farm but you earn R20.00O PM, well thats what your ancyl said (more lies) and no bond, clearly at tax payers expense, thieving bastard

      Sam - 2011-12-24 22:10

      be a member of anc thats the secret

  • Grant - 2011-12-24 21:22

    The fact that SARS and the hawks have not taken any action long before now would indicate that South Africa is a lost cause. Time to throw in the towel and move on? I just feel sorry for the people who are unable to emigrate for various reasons (imagine having to have your pets put down for a start).

      Ian - 2011-12-25 03:08

      hell will freeze over first

  • colin.dovey - 2011-12-24 21:22

    Juli-ous made a pact with the Devil last year: The Devil said...."You can have R100 million, but will have to go through life looking like an inflated Grasshol" = the deal came through last week.

  • mario - 2011-12-24 21:30


  • TheRuckus - 2011-12-24 21:38

    so now he has a R4m farm!? this is getting ridiculous even by my standards

      Blip - 2011-12-25 04:50

      Why? How much did YOUR house cost when you bought it? How much will it sell for today?

  • Kraken - 2011-12-24 22:00

    I think land grabs should start with this farm. He is definitely not entitled to it.

      Blip - 2011-12-25 22:11

      Why not? A constable cop on R100k a year can easily buy a house worth R1m on a R900k mortgage.

  • Khoi-San - 2011-12-24 22:03

    @Mthombothi, Should we remind them of the song by Marley & Tosh, "Downpressor man, where you gonna run to. Downpressor man, where you gonna run to. Downpressor man, where you gonna run to All along that day". Let's give them their joy for now, but the "All along that day" is coming and it's gonna be sweet. I can't wait to get my farm back.

      Cracker - 2011-12-24 22:47

      Fake. Give the details. Then we can check it out. How many farm owners were there at the so-called time that will have to get their farms back? In comparison with the current number of landless other inhabitants in the country. Was a lands claim lodged? Listen fakey, you once again fail miserably. Jy is regtig baie dom. A stint in some Voortrekker education may have benefited you. But then again, you are a total fake. A make-believe artist. Gottcha!

      renzia - 2011-12-25 21:35

      That would be the beginning of the end and I feel sorry for you and those who think they will be better off!!!

  • leko.dada1 - 2011-12-24 22:04


      Jacqui - 2011-12-25 12:22

      We, the publc deserve much better and that include the likes of you.

  • Sean - 2011-12-24 22:05

    I am BLACK and RICH .........i stole the money or the government gave it to me? I m WHITE and Rich ......must have worked so hard for it? I m not racist at all but the trend suggests 99.99% of the forum is. JUST SAYING. THUMBS DOWN I M SURE !!!

      pws69 - 2011-12-24 22:29

      no Sean, that is not it. Malema himself declared publicly that he has never worked a day in his life (I assume he meant commercial job). Yet he has over R100 million in assets. Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that amount of money? Which then begs the question, where did it come from. Furthermore, Gordhan himself has stated publicly that government pays in the order of 25% more on tenders because of corruption. If we use just one deal - power stations - that is in excess of R250 BILLION more than we should be paying. It is not about black and white. Look at Mr Maponya, or the Black Like Me Herman Mashaba (might have his surname wrong). These are guys who earned it, who are respected by both black and white South Africans. I've read through this thread, and it looks like an ANCYL misdirection fest, all co-ordinated, all about making it a racist issue, rather than a corruption issue. Do you guys really sell your souls for scraps like this, in the vain hope of getting a few more scraps from the Malema table?

  • Cracker - 2011-12-24 22:14

    Ah Khoi-San The fake. Your family actually had ownership over a farm? To the exclusion of the rest of society that were not so lucky? Your grandparents were landowners? Sies man! And now you want it back for your own selfish purposes? Sies ga!

      Khoi-San - 2011-12-24 22:39

      @Cracker. You need a detailed lesson in history. Ancestral land became the norm with people who came here first before the colonialists. The had a decent arrangement between families as to who will work which patch of land and so it became a prized piece of land transferred from one generation to another. We were no more privileged that our neighbors. Hope that helps with the enlightenment. I'll send the bill later inclusive of the current market value of my family farm.

      Cracker - 2011-12-24 23:05

      @ Khoi-San OK. You have just been exposed for the liar you are. Your so-called grand-parent5s never had a farm in the Karoo. Mental or intellectual discipline is an admired quality and more so if it is accompanied by facts. You fail, as you have under your other user names.

      Khoi-San - 2011-12-24 23:12

      @Cracker. I am who I am and Khoi-San is who I am. Now, who's Cracker? If he's clever, why did he go look in the Karoo and not in Vredendal. Kinders gaan slaap nou. So why are you not responding to the question or challenge from @William? Kom nou by.

      Cracker - 2011-12-24 23:54

      @ William The response to your silly comment appears further below instead of here where I intended it. So, here it is for your easy reference. It is allowed to comment here under your personal choice of user name. It does not detract from the ideas or arguments. I will definitely not credit a comment merely because it is published here under a real-life identity. You will have to really search earnestly to find BS in any of my comments. If you do, point it out. It would be far more credible from your side than criticizing me for commenting under a pseudonym.

      Cracker - 2011-12-25 01:22

      Dear Khoi-San I notice with delight that this is not only the season of giving and peace but also the season of challenges. Your challenge that I reveal my identity then against my right to also put a challenge which I trust will meet with your sensibilities, or rather, I suspect, with the sensibilities of those human beings still to be found in the vicinity of where you happen to sit all day long and mentally count the chickens yet to be hatched. Here is my challenge then. I will reveal my identity the day you wash your panties.

      Mary - 2011-12-25 18:32

      Khoi-San, you really are a confused person. According you the name you go under, I assume your ancestors were Qua of some sort (not many around any more, as most were annihilated by smallpox, venereal diseases and internecine feuds). They were, for your info, a nomadic people who didn't work the land and therefore had no need to own it. They went where there was grazing for their stock and lived off the veld. You obviously have a skew view of even your personal history, why don't you study some and then come back to argue on public forums?

  • Neil - 2011-12-24 22:27

    @ moss - Million Zim dollars you stupid " sounds like HUNT "

  • Khoi-San - 2011-12-24 22:33

    @frikdt. It's looking at you.

      Dolphin - 2011-12-25 05:53

      Mmmm, now lets see. What is Khoi-San? There really is no such thing. Only the KhoiKoi and the San. Two different types of people entirely. Khoekhoen = Khoikhoi = Kwena is a general name which the herding people of the Cape used for themselves. The word can be translated to mean 'the real people' or 'men of men', meaning 'we people with domestic animals' as opposed to the Sonqua or Bushmen who had none. and San = Sanqua = Soaqua was a name given to hunters by the Khoekhoen of the Cape. The word means 'people different from ourselves' and became associated with those without livestock, or people who stole livestock. Khoesaan = Khoisan is a general term which linguists use for the click language of southern Africa. Physical anthropologists use it as a biological term to distinguish the aboriginal people of southern Africa from their black African farming neighbours. You are exposing your lack of your so-called heritage for the world to see. I spoke to a Khoi called Adam recently at the launch of an adventure trail along the old Ox Wagon tracks through Wilderness, and they do not want to be confused with the San.

      Blip - 2011-12-25 22:15

      Khoi-san is a "portmanteau" word -- like "African-American".

      Mary - 2011-12-26 07:50

      'Khoi' is a phonetic pronunciation of a French word - French being the lingua franca of the anthropologists in those days. In English it should be written and pronounced Qua (Kwa in Afrikaans) as is still found in place names in the Western Cape.

  • Pierre - 2011-12-24 22:38

    What an idiot!!

  • Thandi - 2011-12-24 22:39

    Anarchy Nepotism Corruption

  • Renier - 2011-12-24 22:47

    If any person spends a massive amount of money on cars, parties, property, attire, etc and there is no obvious explanation for the source/s of his income something must be wrong... people don't be blind. Will someone please disclose to the nation who are going to benefit should the expropriation of farms become a reality? Yes I know it will be black people... which black people? What about those that do not get a farm. The land size of SA = 1 219 090km2 including mountains, roads, cities, mines, factories, etc. Not all of the remaining land can be used to farm on. There is not even enough land for a million people to farm on. Even so, should there be enough farm land for lets say 100 000 people, the government can not support 100 000 farmers, so where is the "money to farm" going to come from?

      Renier - 2011-12-24 22:49

      Remember these farms must feed the NATION!!!

  • Ndurengo Maxzino Mncwabe - 2011-12-24 22:48

    Well... Corruption is everywhere, some folks believe overseas is better. Well...i don't know but some Americans were occupying wall street just a couple of weeks back. There's a video game that'll have you fighting terrorist who are blowing up bankers. On youtube some Americans said the terrorist in that game are the real heroes!! lol!! Look, world war three is proberbly a decade or two away at the latest, lets just wait for this whole thing to go up in smoke!

      Renier - 2011-12-24 22:57

      Surely you are not serious?

  • Ndurengo Maxzino Mncwabe - 2011-12-24 22:48

    Well... Corruption is everywhere, some folks believe overseas is better. Well...i don't know but some Americans were occupying wall street just a couple of weeks back. There's a video game that'll have you fighting terrorist who are blowing up bankers. On youtube some Americans said the terrorist in that game are the real heroes!! lol!! Look, world war three is proberbly a decade or two away at the latest, lets just wait for this whole thing to go up in smoke!

  • Tim-Nape - 2011-12-24 22:51

    Is this news snip just another prank to get attention or did Malema really buy a farm - not a great fan of him but might set a good example to the SA youth that farming is also an option.

      indianajohn - 2011-12-25 02:38

      Not the worst point in the world...

  • Cracker - 2011-12-24 23:47

    @ William It is allowed. It does not detract from the ideas or arguments. I will definitely not credit a comment merely because it published here under a real-life identity. You will have to rally search earnestly to find BS in any of my comments. If you do, point it out. It would be far more credible from your side than criticizing me for commenting under a pseudonym.

      Cracker - 2011-12-25 20:55

      @ William It is actual a user name. Something many others use on this an other pages. Just like some others use not their real names. How can it be BS? It is suggested that you direct your attention to REAL issues.

      Cracker - 2011-12-25 20:58

      Corrections. Actually And Do not use

      Cracker - 2011-12-25 22:45

      @ William I don't know what your real gripe is. For now I will be nice and courteous. But don't push it.

  • Sean - 2011-12-24 23:50

    I would really love to come back to a non prejudice and discriminating S.A where being black doesn't automatically get you labelled as a low life whether its in the bank,shop and society in general.I get enough of that in the States already.The government hasn't delivered perhaps and everyone is quick to point out how blacks are failing.With this in mind i would like to know where you guys suggest we go then to belong and be accepted by all races and cultures without being crucified for one man's action or a couple of individuals. Maybe some of you should be black for a day and feel the realms of the unforgiving society.

      Cracker - 2011-12-25 00:05

      Forgiven for what? What are you talking about? Explain it in practical terms so we can all follow what your are implying.

  • John - 2011-12-25 03:39

    JuJu 4 million farm

  • Harry Meyerowitz - 2011-12-25 05:12

    Fair enough buy a farm, but why not farm something that would be employing more people? Does he really care for the youth or is he just interested in profit? His leadership has been nothing but a selfish, corrupt and manipulative money making scheme... Just remember that the wheel turns and it will catch up with him sooner or later. Karma is a bitch!

  • Piet - 2011-12-25 07:05


      Peter - 2011-12-25 07:14

      You have got this one right time for sars and the commercial squad to step in and take action if they are allowed to

  • avanderspuy - 2011-12-25 07:57

    Zuma must want Malema out of the picture. We know,he knows and Zuma knows that he would spend the rest of his life in prison if he was prosecuted for corruption. The only reason why this is not possible is because of the can of worms it would open. Malema knows to much so dont hold your breath for a conviction.

      Jacqui - 2011-12-25 12:28

      Where crooks in higher circles are concerned, we don't hold our breath.

  • Mark - 2011-12-25 08:06

    So what are you trying to say, or prove here? Who cares if he sells cattle or buys a farm for millions of rands. People who have money do those kinds of things. I think! If you are insinuating that Malema is misusing whatever power he has, or has ever had, then say so...

      avanderspuy - 2011-12-25 08:22

      The point I am desperately trying to bring across is that Mr Malema is a respectable businessman that has made allot of money through hard work and business skill. He is a loyal supporter of the A.N.C. and its elected leaders. Mr. Malema is a tolerant new South African that supports all that is good and never puts his own interests before what is good for the country and his followers. Mr Malema is also very very funny and easy to draw.

  • Louis - 2011-12-25 08:28

    Khoi-San an Malema are brother and share a total IQ of 3.

  • EmperorNemisis - 2011-12-25 08:50

    The only time Malema would NOT be lying, is when someone would state that he was thinking. "What!? You accuse me of thinking? Get your facts straight, I have never thinking in my life before and I did not pay for it"

  • mmmorrell - 2011-12-25 09:05

    the farm will soon be sold to township dwellers.hes a lucky man to earn so much.good luck to him.

  • Johann - 2011-12-25 09:13

    LEONARD.I agree with you why comment on the doings of a morron

  • Charles - 2011-12-25 09:14

    How on earth do allow such a person who divides the country in every utterances he makes to lead a delegation to high position in the country. Come on guys wake up from your graves. This country needs a person who is dedicated to relieve the poor from the hell they are living under, not a person who always talk to secure his own interest and builds his future by pretending to be more concerned about the plight of the poor.

  • Johann - 2011-12-25 09:27

    Khoi San Your brain is in your fundamental orrifce and is not worth the paper its written on ,and i wont even wipe my ?? with it.

  • Calvyn - 2011-12-25 10:04

    Malema is a " side kick " of Mugabe who has taught his proteje' well - I have no doubt that Malema has acquired the farm and maybe more properties as well - one wonders where the funds were derived from to pay for the properties ?

  • Lawrence - 2011-12-25 11:17

    I think the puplic protector and the hawks must speedup their invastigations against the ANCYL leader. as the puplic we realy whant to know where's all these funding are coming from.

  • Jacques - 2011-12-25 11:37

    How much more of the same drivel posted by the same people implying the same things about the same person doing the same things for the same corrupt purpouses in the same quasi-communist party can this forum take? I'm all for being informed, but honestly... did ANY of us NOT see this coming? Are any of us surprised? Did anyone think Malema is not corrupt? Jeepers. Maybe we should give it a rest. Ps. I often read the comments simply because I giggle every time someone calls mr. Malema a retard, but confuses the words 'their'' and ''there''. Think about it next time you refer to the ANC and ''there corrupt tendancies''.

      Jacqui - 2011-12-25 12:34

      Well thank you very much for your educated words. It must have taken some doing stooping down to our level, not to mention haveing to read through our drivel. Enjoy your giggle.