Malema's call for economic freedom important: Miyeni

2011-08-02 13:13

Johannesburg - ANCYL president Julius Malema's call for economic freedom is the single most important since former president Nelson Mandela's call to arms 50 years ago, columnist Eric Miyeni said on Talk Radio 702 on Tuesday.

Miyeni called the radio station to talk to Malema during an hour-long broadcast during which listeners were given the opportunity to ask him questions.

"Please carry on, we can't have this poverty," Miyeni told Malema.

The ANCYL came out in support of Miyeni after the Sowetan newspaper discontinued his column because of comments he made about City Press editor Ferial Haffajee.

In a column titled "Haffajee does it for white masters", Miyeni wrote that in the 1980s Haffajee would probably have had a burning tyre around her neck.

"Who the devil is she anyway if not a black snake in the grass, deployed by white capital to sow discord among blacks?" he asked.

‘We need more Erics in this country’

Haffajee said she took the comments seriously and planned to sue Miyeni.

Malema told radio listeners that he liked Miyeni's courage.

"We need more Erics in this country," he said.

Malema said Miyeni had criticised the ANCYL a number of times in his column and it had never called for him to be fired.

On Tuesday, the ANCYL said it had asked to meet with representatives of publishing house Avusa and the Sowetan newspaper to demand an explanation for the firing of Miyeni.

"The ANCYL will soon seek a meeting with those who terminated the column to get an explanation on their application of principles, because they are simply out of line and abominable," spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement.

On Tuesday, a person claiming to be Miyeni wrote on the social networking site Twitter: "Right now I am being crucified for telling the truth. Justice will prevail."

Miyeni denied making the comments posted by @ericmiyeni and said this was not his official Twitter page.

The previous day, @ericmiyeni posted: "I'm not the editor of the Sowetan, nor do I decide what gets published and what doesn't."

"I will not by any means apologise for speaking the truth and expressing my right to freedom of expression," he wrote later.

"At some point in life, one person has to stand up to this chaos! I don't hate Ferial, but the truth must spoken! [sic]"

  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-02 13:16

    You again Someone shut Eric up, or relocate him to a sewage tratment plant. I've got the sense that he only cares about his own popularity because his star is fading.

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-02 13:25

      Shame, poor Eric, fade into obscurity

      melchiedek - 2011-08-02 13:26

      eric you have a problem if it is not stress i dont know,what went wrong?

      saabnut - 2011-08-02 13:26

      Someone show me the economic freedom in the ANC elite and their buddies milking all the state tenders for their own fat pockets. Miyeni is yet another trough pig puking in the public domain, and angling at a senior government post if Malema somehow manages to take over.

      saabnut - 2011-08-02 13:27

      He wouldn't know the truth if it poked him in the eye!

      sganja - 2011-08-02 13:28

      Daemos Cool down. Don't get angry when things don't go on your way.

      StBad - 2011-08-02 13:36

      What does economic freedom mean? ...And a call to arms, I hope that doesn't mean what I think it does!

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-02 13:37

      have a right to get angry when our journalists start playing politics, it's not their place

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-02 13:38

      just shows...he must be a charity case this Eric...the old malema trust fund is paying out again

      Felix - 2011-08-02 13:45

      Of course you agree Eric, now that you out of a job stealing from the people will be you only form of income.

      Joe_Public - 2011-08-02 13:47

      Don't lose focus of the fact that JuJu Malema must be put on trial for corruption. FOCUS ON MALEMA'S CORRUPTION. THE ANC ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO SPIN THE PUBLIC AWAY FROM HIM. DO NOT LOST FOCUS!!!

      Illuminated - 2011-08-02 14:02

      @Refilwemu please explain what "economic emaciation of black people" means and how it is achieved, because you use these big words but i dont think you have a clue what it means... is it a synonym for hand-out?

      frangelico - 2011-08-02 14:05

      why can't we just have one day without mentioning the name' MAL-ENA.For goodness sake Am sick & tired of his antics & mannerisms.If he wants to be noticed let him join a circus.

      Buic - 2011-08-02 14:07

      Go Eric, speak up young man, speak the truth brother..(im white) but hey :D

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-02 14:09

      @sganja a newspaper is not the platform to launch personal attacks, this isn't a race issue for me, it's about journalistic integrity and Eric threw his away. It's very sad because he is an intelligent man and has been around for a while, but he betrayed himself.

      bentz5000 - 2011-08-02 14:18

      sganja, im sorry but you are as think as a plank if you cant see what is happening here, I feel sorry for oaks like you, and wish you all the best.

      Slapper - 2011-08-02 14:21

      Juju's definition of economic freedom is the equivalent of Theft. He does not know the meaning of "earn the right to what you require"

      truthteller - 2011-08-02 14:22

      go to hell even better move to australia Demon

      BigD - 2011-08-02 14:25

      As they say - Birds of a feather. Malema's time is up and the childish ranting’s are the final noises before juliarse fades into obscurity. Finally Eric was caught out to be the racist piece of trash he has always been. These two twats suit each other.

      umlaut - 2011-08-02 14:58

      @-()()Mthamayza-- Have you noticed that apartheid came to an end as it was,?-- yes your new black apartheid is alive and well where the whites are not welcome amongst you--your leader mugabe has also made that clear and his favourite inheritor of his apartheid, malema, is doing a good job of it. Can't you create a more positive future for all here?

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-02 15:03

      ...the corrupt communists buggered up the country politically... they want to bugger up the country economically as well... .....damn fools......

      Together - 2011-08-02 15:32

      While the idea is good, his financial shadiness and your violent and unpleasant article are just two of the things that have tarnished the ideal. Economic freedom is great - pity about it's supporters.

      cava1 - 2011-08-02 17:51

      @Spyker May "How ECONOMIC COLLAPSE translates into ECONOMIC FREEDOM." Simple: South Africa's ECONOMIC COLLAPSE translates into Malema's ECONOMIC FREEDOM Copyright: Robert Mugabe

      Democrat2011 - 2011-08-03 09:52

      The things that white capital can do! The other black puppets like Justice Malala, Mondli Makhanya, etc, say nasty things about other people. They go to the extent of calling the head of state stupid. Do they get fired? No, because they are doing what their masters want. The way they were dead quiet when the DA built unenclosed toilets in CT was deafening. As soon as it was discovered the ANC also had unenclosed toilets in FS, they went to town criticising the ANC. You may not know this, but we can see through the SA print media. That is why we never vote for their DA, no matter how much they campaign for them. Go Eric, Go! We need more of you. Please sue Avusa. We, the public will donate to get you the best lawyers!

      Ayoba - 2011-08-03 11:16

      Can someone give us the full column sothat we can comment based on the whole column. We are probably seeing only 3% of what was said in the column.

  • WCD - 2011-08-02 13:18

    Mentioning Mandela and malema's name in the same sentence is a crime

      sganja - 2011-08-02 13:24

      In what way is the crime?

      Loodpil - 2011-08-02 13:30

      Because Mandela is part of the reason Apartheid, while Malema is part of the reason it was there in the first place.

      Loodpil - 2011-08-02 13:32

      Apologies: Because Mandela is part of the reason Apartheid ENDED, while Malema is part of the reason it was there in the first place.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-08-02 13:38

      And ended not in war, at that, also the beginnings of non-racialisim, which has been undone by his successors.

      ANCockup - 2011-08-02 13:45

      Why not mention a terrorist and a wannabe terrorist in the same sentence?

      De la Rey - 2011-08-02 14:43

      100%RSA: You are just a sh1t stirrer and your comments are unwelcome here. Are you the the younger brother of Malema? Shut it if you cannot contribute in a positive manner.

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-02 15:05

      ..ANC, ..first they ruined the country politically... ...and now they want to ruin the country economically... ...useless....

      open-minded - 2011-08-02 17:50

      @Loodpil, at some stage Nelson Mandela was once labelled a terrorist but now he is a HERO...the economically imbalances need to be address ASAP before its late...maybe you will thank him later :)

      Oupa - 2011-08-05 12:25

      Whats'yo point? Mandela was relevant then, bt His time is past. What's weird is people who holds His name in high esteem 2day called Him a criminal then. Others r benefitin in His name & there 4 they like Him 4 that. Over the years He has become inaccessible 2 'BLACK FOLKS' there fore became irrelevant 2 many DARKIES. We know what He stood 4 then b4 He allowed His name 2 b commercialised by people who r most certainly contributing handsomely 2 Nelson Mandela Children' fund & related charities + Family Trust Fund. What a gud investment they made because many of them their children will reap the financial rewards long after they are gone. Now we r not sure what He stands 4 anymore. What a legacy? What a shining example? The question is 4 who? As 4 Julius we know where we stand. I believe he has good intentions. For years we saw people making deals with the devvil to enrich themselves but used charity as a front. Malema is spot on when he says its' bloody time Black Africans must benefit from the country' wealth. The time is now. I'm not sure about state owned mines though. However i have noticed that his detractors are arguing emotions not facts. I'm not his number 1 fan. Everytime he opens his mouth he makes sense. Everytime his detractors open their mouths, write on popular news papers, comment on social networks both popular & not so popular, run to court of laws and get results which favoured them. They make Julius Malema Jesus of our times. In him 'JM' we trust.

  • 1gascan - 2011-08-02 13:18

    So this confirms what I said in the previous article about Eric - they are buddy buddy...

  • BigMoose - 2011-08-02 13:19

    Miyeni, your comrades in the ANC elite are living like kings, and that includes your racist boyfriend Julias. That black snake you were referring to is the one in your trouser pant, you bladdy agent. Jump!

      karlkat - 2011-08-02 13:59

      These people claiming economical freedom must first learn to understand what the term "to create wealth" means. They are like a pack of hyenas in the waiting...

      Oupa - 2011-08-05 12:36

      I have noticed that clueless people ofen resort to insults. The reason being they have nothing to offer. U 2 r 1 of them.

  • saabnut - 2011-08-02 13:19

    Someone show me the economic freedom in the ANC elite and their buddies milking all the state tenders for their own fat pockets. Miyeni is yet another trough pig puking in the public domain, and angling at a senior government post if Malema somehow manages to take over.

      Manningi - 2011-08-02 13:46

      Freedom to be corrupt without fear of being caught

      Illuminated - 2011-08-02 14:06

      freedom to take instead of earn

      open-minded - 2011-08-02 18:00

      @saabnut, the SA economic is not based on tenders but it based SA resources...the question is, who is benefiting? it South African or West?..

  • Welleducated - 2011-08-02 13:21

    Fools of a feather flock together.. Welcome to the new South Africa where poverty will become worse. The only cure to poverty is capitalism and taxation on that wealth. It is what we have now.

      Deeteem - 2011-08-02 13:27

      "The only cure to poverty is capitalism" Actually, strangly enough DEMOCRACY IS THE KEY !!! Not what we have now !!

      Illuminated - 2011-08-02 14:10

      Deeteem in theory democracy looks good but in reality its a farce.. its like 60% of south africa voting for a corrupt, racist,incapable political party (ANC) based on race and heritage... dont underestimated the power od stupid people in large numbers... the ONLY cure to povery is education... then yo should be on your own.. BEE and AA is a nice name for hand-out and its an insult to anyone who truly wants to empower themselves...

      john - 2011-08-02 14:30

      I'd like Eric Myeni (or Julius Malema, for that matter) to cite me one example of a nation that enjoys a high standard of living from nationalisation and collective ownership. Zimbabwe? Myanmar? North Korea, perhaps? These fools seem to equate "economic freedom" with "being anti-West". Unfortunately they are not synonymous. Quite the contrary, they are antonyms. No country that follows Communist policies has ever enjoyed a high standard of living. The biggest step that China took towards wealth creation was embracing the Western philosophy of private ownership and free market principles. Julius and Co still haven't twigged that yet, and live on in this demented African dream that the key to becoming wealthy is for someone to GIVE you the money. One day, the penny will drop. But they'll be so poor by then that, just like every other country that's gone the Marxist route, they'll be restarting the economy from scratch.

      De la Rey - 2011-08-02 14:47

      @ Illuminated: Well said !! If I may add to that: The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift of life is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life begins. - A Maslow.

      ex-pat - 2011-08-02 17:34

      Some quotes on democracy, most of which are very apt for SA: The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter. Winston Churchill Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. Franklin D. Roosevelt Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. H. L. Mencken Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven. H. L. Mencken Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. George Bernard Shaw The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness. Niels Bohr

  • malf*k - 2011-08-02 13:21


  • bebe - 2011-08-02 13:22

    the only to get out of poverty is to have a good education and work "BLOODY HARD". Stop expecting everything for nothing - GET OFF YOUR BACKSIDES AND DO SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF

      DW - 2011-08-02 13:41

      Economic freedom means you work for what you get, not you get given everything for nothing. Someone, somewhere, has to pay for all the freebies. Economic freedom means you have the MEANS to earn your own living ie an education and job opportunities. This government has failed on both fronts. They stuffed up an education system which could have raised the standard of millions of people by their silly little experiments and payback on the apartheid system - and their own people suffered as a result. Although the government cannot give everyone a job, they can create an environment which allows job creation. Demanding extra money on a signed deal from Walmart just chases investors away. They should have spoken up BEFORE the deal went through. SA is now only 10th on the African list of foreign investment. Those millions and millions of dollars which went to other African countries instead of here could have created hundreds of thousands of jobs. Allowing Malema to make his blatantly stupid comments with no recourse also creates an impression that they agree with him. When Malema has an inkling of the very basics of economics he can talk to the nation of what is required to fix this ridiculous mess. Otherwise he, and all those who agree with his distorted method of sorting out the economics of this country, should just shut up - because all they are doing is making total fools of themselves - and the country (seeing that the ANC wont shut them up either)

      Lab-Rat - 2011-08-02 16:29

      Very well said DW!

      Mingo - 2011-08-02 17:14

      DW, I wonder whether you would have said the same thing when the white government reserved jobs for whites " freedom means you work for what you get, not you get given everything for nothing". I suppose you do know that then to be qualified to be manager for instead, the pigmentation of your skin had to be white (CV) and not the educational qualifications.

  • Pieter - 2011-08-02 13:22

    Hmmmm big buddies with Malema all of a sudden? Just to save time they should start to investigate his finances immediately cause we all know he's getting something from a Trust Fund somewhere...LOL!

  • Kareltjie Boshoff - 2011-08-02 13:22

    Eric Whoever, it is clear that you are Malema's B*tch and itching to be part of the ZAR club! How sad for you to be following a racist reject of society with the values and principles of a pirate, but without any honour. The "truth" btw is not set in stone - you have yours and I have mine and it's a case of winner takes all. When nationalisation drags our economy to the ground, I will be around to tell you PERSONALLY 'I told you so'.

      truthteller - 2011-08-02 14:29

      Look in the miror u will see a racist

      Kenno - 2011-08-02 15:33

      @truthteller... I think that might apply to you....You Moron!

  • Optimus-Prime - 2011-08-02 13:24

    i'm all for the economic freedom of the people, that's why i think Julius should cash in his trust fund, sell his houses and cars and donate this money to bettering the lives of the poor. you don't need to be rich to fight to fight for the poor!

      Manningi - 2011-08-02 13:50

      That's not Freedom. Freedom is to spend other people's money on benefitting yourself. JUJU FOR KING !!

  • liveandlove - 2011-08-02 13:24

    Why are we wasting time on this BS. Just ignore these people. News 24 needs to grow up and bring news that matters. NOT this crap.

      Manningi - 2011-08-02 13:51


  • PB - 2011-08-02 13:25

    "At some point in life, one person has to stand up to this chaos!" That is exactly what Ferial has been doing. Seems like it is only women who are willing to take a stand against the downward spiral caused by the the Important Men in the government and journalism. Viva Ferial, Helen, Thuli et. all.

  • lassie95 - 2011-08-02 13:25

    The term "Economic freedom" to Malema means to steal.

      Mthetwa - 2011-08-02 13:34

      Juju,please explain "economic freedom" and "nationalisation" in one sentence

      allie - 2011-08-02 14:01

      Eric ,why don`t you tell us what you realy want.Do you want the white people to leave this land?This won`t happen,because we have nowhere to go .And we will not give up what we have created here.Do you want to kill us all?Tell us straight,so we can start to built the bomb to take you with us.So get over yourself otherwise you are going to worry yourself to death.If we are forced to live with the crap that your leaders are causing ,so can you live with our prosperity.Take a hard look at yourself AND YOUR RACIST ATTITUDE.

      De la Rey - 2011-08-02 14:37

      Lassie95, to be more specific, to steal without being put behind bars..... ANC tendencies. There are so many names that jumps to mind when this topic surfaces(read Shabir Shaik, Malema, Winnie, Dlamini Zuma, travelgate and the list goes on).

  • whatsinaname - 2011-08-02 13:25

    WTF is 702 doing giving this Malema airtime? Do they really need to stoop so low to get an audience?

      Nox - 2011-08-02 14:08

      U r an enbecile,702 Know that he is a croud puller.Do the math.

      Morne Loubser - 2011-08-02 14:21

      Yeah, I'm suprised they actually have people who listens to it

      whatsinaname - 2011-08-02 14:27

      Nox...Dude...Seriously. You learn to spell...then I'll learn to do the math...okay?

  • HellRaiser - 2011-08-02 13:26

    Who gives a Sh*t what this clown says!

      sganja - 2011-08-02 13:31

      HellRaiser Are you angry?

      Felix - 2011-08-02 13:48

      sganja are you stupid?

      100%RSA - 2011-08-02 14:05

      @sganja: Whites have all the money, nah nah nah nah nahhhaaahahahahaha!! except for a couple blacks who are the whites puppets

      Al - 2011-08-02 23:06

      @sganja: You really know there is something wrong if the majority must put in AA laws on order to protect themselves against the minority – 20 years after democracy. Seriously, WTF?

  • tams - 2011-08-02 13:26

    exactly bebe !!!!

  • Tolerant - 2011-08-02 13:28

    Nonsense, they should both be locked up for hate speech. How much is Malema paying you?

  • Lorax - 2011-08-02 13:28

    Why is this guy still being given a platform? He should be hiding in a hole somewhere. You're a disgrace, Eric.

      sganja - 2011-08-02 13:33

      Lorax He is not,he was writting his mind,now he's explaining what he meant.No need for him to hide.Well done Eric we need people like you.

      Sean - 2011-08-02 14:00

      Sganja - the audience saw him back pedaling like hell on e-news last night. Why should he have to explain what he meant? Did he not write what he meant or not mean what he wrote? These people (like Malema and Eric) are all the same. They shoot their mouth off and when called upon to explain, they find it necessary to defend themselves claiming to be taken out of context...again and again and again....

      100%RSA - 2011-08-02 14:05

      @sganja: Whites have all the money, nah nah nah nah nahhhaaahahahahaha!! except for a couple blacks who are the whites puppets

      bentz5000 - 2011-08-02 14:25

      Eric is doing a fine job of showing everyone that he is racist fool that wants a "present" from the trust find. Sganja, you are not meant to smoke the pips.

      truthteller - 2011-08-02 14:26

      do like your other bothers & move to australia ....chicken dont hide.Eric we have your back

      Slapper - 2011-08-02 14:28

      @ Ganga weed. If I write about you, I am racist. You write about me, you are speaking your mind. What weed are you smoking? You need to lay off it.

      Together - 2011-08-02 15:39

      While the idea is good, his financial shadiness and your violent and unpleasant article are just two of the things that have tarnished the ideal. Economic freedom is great - pity about it's supporters.

  • tailormade - 2011-08-02 13:29

    I agree, economic freedom is crucial. By what means? Via short-term gains or long-term sustainability? Preach education (even free education if it must), preach job creation, preach foreign investment, preach population growth control.....and I'm all in!!! Hell, I'll even support Malema then. This is doing the right thing, the wrong way...

      Oupa - 2011-08-05 12:51

      I agree with u 100%.

  • Gavin - 2011-08-02 13:29

    The only person who gives a sh1t about your opinions is you Eric. Let me guess, you have a poster of Mugabe in your shower.

  • YohYohYoh - 2011-08-02 13:29

    what about the Indians and the Coloureds? All I hear nowadays is the white and the blacks!

      onthefence - 2011-08-02 14:12

      What about me? My mother was a tramp...I could be related to any number of people - I have surely missed the train.....the gravy train

      BokomoWeetbi - 2011-08-02 14:13

      let the whites and blacks kill each other, its not our battle

      mabebeza - 2011-08-02 22:45

      Coloureds and Indians are also black aren't they?

  • Mark - 2011-08-02 13:31

    Why does anyone other than his sheep have to listen to malemas babbling? He adds NO value to the country other than to polarise the nation.

  • Ryan Tunney - 2011-08-02 13:32

    What is "economic" in Pedi? What is that? There's no such word in Pedi so go back to the bush with Malema and count who's got more chickens and who owes how many cows to who. That's economic freedom for you and Malema. Don't poke your noses into something you don't understand and are just trying to exploit for your benefit. Idiot!!

      Kareltjie Boshoff - 2011-08-02 13:59

      Malema has admitted that he doesn't understand or even want a sophisticated economy! "Cumrades, we must take the wealth, we must take the minerals; everyone gets a cow, ten chickens and a 20 sq m to grow some few mielies and maybe some few rooibaard bushes! Leave all the evil imperialist brands to me, your King and God, Juju!"

  • meyersspace - 2011-08-02 13:33

    Who cares any more? All they are doing causing the hypertension among whites;-) Stop fighting it and lets encourage the ANCYL polocies to go through and lets see ECONOMIC DESTRUCTION IN OUR LIFE TIME. Then it will be clear for all to see who has foresight/ who was greedy and who will be left starving and rioting. Now GO!

  • RobertKay - 2011-08-02 13:33

    It is obvious that Miyeni is another one of those non-thinkers that is convinced the sun shines out of JuliArse's backside! Can't these so called admirerers think for themselves. The mind boggles!

  • Johan Britz - 2011-08-02 13:35

    I'm still waiting for someone to explain exactly what "economic freedom" means? Does it mean doing what the majority of blacks are already doing, namely sitting on the side of roads looking at the passing traffic, and getting paid for it? I obtained a different kind of economic freedom. Sub A, Sub B, Std 1 -> 10 + 5 years at Technikon. That's 17 years studying. Study loan that I paid off myself. 10 years ago when Malema was still busy chasing a tyre with a stick I was doing my homework. Now I've got a good job. And I didn't "DEMAND" anything from anybody. This black sense of entitlement is pathetic and sickening.

  • kylespobox - 2011-08-02 13:35

    malema is not a spokesman for the black or poor,he is just corrupt.stop playing the white racist card....and eric if you can read and write go and seek another trade,because few realy care what you say.

      kylespobox - 2011-08-02 13:57

      to dilika mtu yeyote ambaye anakubali chochote malema imetoa binadamu anahitaji kuwa na mkuu wao kusoma.....anybody who acknowledges anything malema has offered humanity needs to have their head read...sorry but your logic doesnt fly...malema is not a poster boy for the poor

      Dilika - 2011-08-02 15:45

      Well awulese maumau sasefofu aona se nka seatsang fela ubatla dithapelo. Nna kengotsi ka Miyeni wena ubulela kaMalema. Uliyilo lesibhanxa andinalo ixhesha lezibhanxa. Hamba uyodla emlotheni.

      WhiteMalema - 2011-08-02 18:03

      Is it Dilika? or Domdaaki

  • QTPi - 2011-08-02 13:35


      adrian - 2011-08-02 13:46

      @ qtpi. I agree, but I see some black folk who work very hard and get paid peanuts, and then there are some white folk sitting on their backsides watching them and get they get paid a decent wage. We need to wake up guys !

  • Born To Fish - 2011-08-02 13:36

    Just like in the rest of Africa ne! The country of milk and honey! Just take it! Idiots....

  • Mike Hoxbig - 2011-08-02 13:37

    Here we go again - another nobody who's being turned into a celebrity by the media for saying something stupid. If people like Malema, Shivambu and Manyi were just ignored in the first place, we wouldn't find ourselves in this racial divide.

  • lany - 2011-08-02 13:37

    Viva Miyeni Viva "truth must spoken! [sic]"

      Born To Fish - 2011-08-02 13:38

      You cannot handle the truth!

      Buic - 2011-08-02 13:57

      @Lany Viva

      mkuze - 2011-08-02 13:59

      you poor idiot you dont know the meaning of the word truth.

      onthefence - 2011-08-02 14:14

      I spoked it but it dirrent speaked back - you f**cking retard

      WTF30 - 2011-08-02 14:21

      So threatening with violence is the real truth is it now? Bye bye democratic SA, hallo Mugabe/Malemaville. You now what is truth: PEOPLE ARE LEAVING ZIM BECAUSE OF TOO MUCH "ECONOMIC FREEDOM" OVER THERE!

  • v3 - 2011-08-02 13:37

    He tried the same racism that David Bullard tried and got the same treatment. The difference is, Bullard writes better.

  • The Third Wors - 2011-08-02 13:38

    ja ja. Attention seeker.

      sganja - 2011-08-02 13:41

      Wors No he does not seek any attention.freedom of speech.

  • Richie - 2011-08-02 13:38

    How can this idiot believe in something that makes no economic sence, as proven over and over again. Nationalization will not work and will be the last straw to break the camels back of this country.

      sganja - 2011-08-02 13:42

      Hey Richie There is no need to call him Idiot,you don't know him.

      THE.SRG - 2011-08-02 13:54

      @sganja...i dont know you but i know you are an idiot

      onthefence - 2011-08-02 14:18

      @sganja - we took a vote in the office. @sganja is a clever = 1 vote (sympathy vote we believe) @sganja is an idiot = 12 votes @sganja is retarded = 8 votes Majority rules - you are an idiot

      Richie - 2011-08-02 14:22

      WTF, I/you don’t have to know somebody personally to call them a “dimwit” and/or idiot? Just by your idiotic statement, I can deduct that you must also be an idiot... It’s really that easy, no personal introduction needed. If Eric makes public statements based on totally unsound information, proven over and over to be unfeasible and incorrect... the only deduction to be made is that he is an IDIOT. Not to mention that he attacked somebody that is doing her with the greatest integrity. Malema evaded tax and did not declare his taking for corrupt tenderpreneur deals... that’s the facts. No conspiracies or smoke and mirrors... stick to the facts as published. The ANC and ANYL always divert from fact through diversion. I don’t know why I’m waisting my time with some-one who does not even get the basic definition of idiot. The common thread amongst ANCYL & Malema and now Eric fans is one thing....” idiocracy” and/or low IQ... leaving them with the very clear and apparent inability to think critically. Eish?

      sganja - 2011-08-02 14:27

      @The.SRG how do you define idiot? if I disagree with you does not mean i'm an idiot, if I make statements that i think they are rights does not mean I'm an idiot. @onthefence majority can vote based on their personal issues. @Richie your duduction is very wrong

  • adrian - 2011-08-02 13:39

    There is some truth in what Eric and Julius are saying when they speak of economic freedom to the masses. Poverty has overtaken our society and as whites we need to recognise this. We seriously need to listen carefully.At this time Julius is like a loose cannon firing all over the show and he is not really effective in his call for change, but as soon as these guys realise that they need to channel him and his ways to be effective, then South Africa will change. I am sorry to say, but when that happens, there will be no place for any race except black on this continent. The sad thing is that we have nowhere to go. Julius is a very dangerous weapon against all who oppose the poor masses in their walk to so called economic freedom. The ruling party needs to wake up and start delivering to the people on a big scale or face dire consequences.

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-02 13:56

      Them, them them, stop polarizing our nation, we share the same fate, or are you emigrating. As long as you and other's of the same mindset separate yourselves from the issue, there will never be a solution,

      Kareltjie Boshoff - 2011-08-02 14:23

      WTF are you on about? "Economic freedom" is never achieved by most people in their lifetimes, and they work hard, get educated, and have three kids MAX. You are talking about putting national assets in the hands of the state to provide a functioning economy. Hey. adrian, seen the parastatals lately? Alexkor? Everyone (including Mothlanthle) KNOWS that only education lifts people out of poverty. What has the ANC done for education in this country? So ask yourself, adrian (as a "white") who is really opposing the "masses?"

      bothann - 2011-08-02 14:57

      @Kareltjie Boshoff: Calm down. adrian's point should not be overlooked. rhetoric or not, something will happen. I for one realise I have to school myself in the terminology and philosophies used by the ANC. JM is one of the biggest @rseholes on the planet and he delivers hours of entertainment, but the issue remains there are people who listen to his populist rantings. If there is a way out of/through this that does not involve body parts strewn across the urban landscape we owe it to ourselves and our children to find it.

  • solly - 2011-08-02 13:41

    how will there be economic freedom if all the mines get nationlized? The government will have to pay through its neck for the mines it will be taking over and that will cost so much that we will be sitting with a bankrupt government - (that's if it isn't already bankrupt) .. and then WHERE will the economic freedom be, that Malema is so desperately fighting for?????

  • Jakob - 2011-08-02 13:41

    lol, they just saying that, coz they wanna make that tard president.

  • Jaco - 2011-08-02 13:41

    You will never be "economically free" because you don't perform, just like the rest of Africa.

  • Maczulu - 2011-08-02 13:41

    what does "economic freedom" even mean? People are free in SA to make their choices. If economic freedom means get whatever you want when you want it then I am afraid it does not exist.

  • Rob Rabbit - 2011-08-02 13:41

    Why do these idiots get so much coverage - that is why they make such a noise and speak such crap and hatred rolled into one - because it is the only way they can get their names in highlights.

  • QTPi - 2011-08-02 13:42

    Eric, they were probably fed up with the crap you've been spewing anyway, and were just waiting for the excuse to fire you, which you've obviously now given to them on a silver platter...

  • Nuraq - 2011-08-02 13:42

    Eric, can you tell by the smell what Julius had for breakfast?

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  • WhiteMalema - 2011-08-02 13:43

    Eric Miyeni sounds as stupid as his hero Juliarse, whom is probably going to employ him, applaud him and share sushi with him off the belly of a cheap white prostitute. Yes, this type of black tendencies is precisely the type of action that corrodes ones tolerance levels to the extent of wanting to get onto a podium and shouting at the top of one's lungs,: "Proudly a racist"! Can't this ANCYL and all of the crap it associates itself with just be tippexed off the face of the earth?

  • ilollipop - 2011-08-02 13:43

    Freedom of speech does not include hate speech and incitement to violence. Eric will still learn this.

  • mogirl - 2011-08-02 13:44

    now we know why eric thinks in a racist manner- he's friends with juju

  • marilynjv - 2011-08-02 13:45

    Malema is a douch bag! Stone him already please. Enough of this BS! There are far more important issues in the world to write about then an uneducated fool!

  • Bok Fan - 2011-08-02 13:45

    Eric Idle is a better name or this fool. Who welcomes poverty? Who encourages poverty? Who creates poverty? In this day and age its your own mishandling of the resources at your disposal. Billions and billions wasted on graft and corrupt projects that deliver nothing. Millions of productive hours wasted due to strikes and protests. The entire fabric of black education destroyed by YOU lot. Health care and the justice system in tatters because of who? If the Muglemayeni dog and pony show want a treatise on who cost the country what look at the recent HSRC study on the Eastern Cape. Then hang your heads in shame for continuing to blame minorities for your own pathetic failures.

      Kareltjie Boshoff - 2011-08-02 14:26

      Damn straight! Well said! Hang your head in shame for failing to hold your leaders accountable, losers.

  • DSJM - 2011-08-02 13:46

    The only way to obtain their economic freedom is to stop striking and do some HARD WORK. And the unions must stop protecting the lazy ones!! But no, it will be MUCH easier to rather take what others have, instead of having the guts, self-respect and pride to do it for themselves.