Malema's home besieged

2012-04-21 21:01

Johannesburg - Julius Malema's home neighbourhood was besieged by delegates of the ANCYL provincial elective conference being held in Polokwane late on Saturday afternoon, SABC radio reported.

About 400 members gathered in the street outside Malema's home singing struggle songs in support of the suspended Youth League president.

According to the conditions of his suspension, Malema was not permitted to attend the league's provincial elective conference.

It appeared that as Malema could not come to the conference, the delegates decided to bring the conference to Malema.

Malema, who is also a member of the league's Limpopo executive committee, was expelled from the ANC in November last year for sowing divisions within the party and for bringing it into disrepute.

He was found to have done so by unfavourably comparing the leadership style of President Jacob Zuma to his predecessor Thabo Mbeki, and for remarks about regime change in Botswana.

Despite the expulsion Malema remained the youth wing's leader until all options to overturn his sentence were exhausted.

He was gagged earlier this month when the ANC's national disciplinary committee suspended him from the party after he called Zuma a dictator.

The conditions of the suspension prohibited him from exercising any duty as an ANC member, president of the ANCYL or member of the province's executive committee.

New leadership

The African National Congress Youth League were expected to elect a new Limpopo leadership at the conference on Saturday, SABC radio reported earlier.

Provincial chair Frans Moswane warned that action would be taken against ill disciplined members.

He was referring to some league members holding a parallel conference in Seshego.

Involved in that conference were members from various branches who accused the Limpopo leadership of not listening to their concerns.

Moswane told the broadcaster there was only one legitimate conference taking place in the province, which was in Polokwane.

Boy Mamabolo, the Seshego conference organiser, said it planned on electing a new "preferred" provincial leadership.

The Seshego conference was being held less than a kilometre away from Malema's home.

On Friday, some league members were kept out of the Polokwane conference registration, which was guarded by police and traffic officers.

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-21 21:06

    Please stop reporting on this oke a stuck record is a pain in the arse.

      Joanne - 2012-04-21 21:17

      In a country with so many issues to resolve this whole business is just muddying the waters. Imagine if the youth league was busying itself with youth health, youth education, youth safety, youth employment, youth human rights, youth addiction problems, youth-headed households - instead it's doing this...

      Stephen - 2012-04-21 21:39

      @Joanne... you're so right.

      Sganja - 2012-04-21 21:44

      Who are you Mike?

      Tsotsi - 2012-04-21 21:48

      Malema is news24,ViVa

      Bless Boswell - 2012-04-21 22:02

      Malema could have helped inspire the youth and give them hope. Instead he filled them with anger, fed them lies and made them militant. In my book that amounts to negligence - gross negligence. He should be banned from ever having anything to do with the youth - forever.

      Takalani - 2012-04-21 22:06

      you are so right didn't realise that, but perhaps they are on de right track don you agree? How can they fight unemployment if they still decided by de minority? How can they fight empower themselves if the minority is too self centred? Maybe its best not discussing politics at all but my point is that whether you like it or not malema is de man with balls to say what de ppl should know not wat you want to hear. And if you got a prob wit that deal wit it cos come December 'm tired for paying for someone's else household wit 27 kids, 4 wives whilst i can't even afford one. jus sit back and relax. Malema to many is good news and if you don like it then watch movies or somethin

      Kevin - 2012-04-21 23:59

      Takelani try writing English properly or write in your home language. Are you using gangster style rap to make out that your somethig other than poorly educated.

      Frank - 2012-04-22 06:51

      Newsbreak Takalani! The minority are not in government. You voted for the current mob of fools who have no idea what to do about the unemployment problem. This is a government initiative. Malema can do nothing for you, unless he needs 15 million gardeners for his new mansion. Go work for Aurora, I hear they pay well!

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-22 08:36

      Newsbreak Frank! The minority are in government. Do you think the Arrogance Nepotism and Corruption displayed by the government is representative of the majority of South Africans?

      Christopher - 2012-04-22 10:32

      @Takalani...get off your sorry but and start working harder in life and you might not be such a loser as you are.

      Arthur - 2012-04-22 12:13

      Joanne - you're the Ma'm! Well said.

  • Crracker - 2012-04-21 21:12

    400? That is HUGE!

      Balan - 2012-04-22 07:29

      @ Sganja, now who are you.

      Anthony - 2012-04-22 10:15

      but dont worry they only used 4 taxis

  • bluzulu - 2012-04-21 21:27

    ANCYL has moved on....Malema is history.....It's his own fault.

      Tsotsi - 2012-04-21 21:52


      ryan.macdougall - 2012-04-21 22:33


      Anthony - 2012-04-22 10:31

      ja nee

      Thabang - 2012-04-23 08:32

      @bluzulu, If He is history then people, including you, love reading history. Still topping the media's most read.

      Merven - 2012-04-23 13:49

      @Thabang When you see a turd on the lawn you look, not that you're interested in turds, not that you think turds are beautiful, but you still look. The same with Malema.

      Thabang - 2012-04-23 14:34

      @Merven, on the same coin, it seems the whole neighbourhood took their time and came flocking to see the turd. That makes them turd lovers I guess. Including you. Oops! me too! Just in passing, do you know that generally great stories and famous people draw the most attention.

  • shyguyhr - 2012-04-21 21:29

    Go juju go cnt wait 2 have you as my president(south africa)

      walter.marafioti - 2012-04-21 21:40

      you are really an idiot...

      Beverly - 2012-04-21 21:45

      What you spoking you clown???!

      Beverly - 2012-04-21 21:45

      What you spoking you clown???!

      Crracker - 2012-04-21 21:50

      You can't actually run the country while confined and wearing orange 24 7 365 15? He tangled with the wrong opponents. They know for their own sake's that he must NEVER be allowed a second chance. Not even a remote one. And the vast majority South Africans will support it. For their own reasons.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-22 01:10

      Malema has got more chance of falling pregnant than becoming anything close to a political force. As it is he cant even pay his gardener. Seems that all his millions are just a myth.. or will be once Asset Forfeiture and SARS and the HAWKS are finished with him. Seems he's looking for loans to pay ABSA his rent.. Soon he'll be a hasbeen. @ Takalani.. go get an education and leave your boss'es puter alone..Idiot!

      Neeus - 2012-04-22 06:44

      Yep and I hope you live long enough to think to yourself... yep, I put him in power and through my lack of education, my militancy and my stupidity, look what I did to the country I am leaving to my children. The people commenting for Malema are bringing a Bob Mugabe on themselves as they are voting with passion not with their heads. Yes yes I know how much you admire Bob, until you live with what he gives you, then it is the outstretched cupped hand of Africa again...What really worries me is that there are people intelligent enough to get on to a forum like this but are not intelligent enough to use their vote to their benefit, they still fall into the trap of the "revolution"...

      Zahir - 2012-04-22 08:19

      If u are waiting for malema to share his millions with u that will be never Not sure if u are either stupid or a troll or both by your comment

      Nigel - 2012-04-22 09:24

      Indlovu !!! shame, you want to stay poor & ignorant

      Gieljam - 2012-04-22 11:40

      U're funny justa afta da matcha and da honey..

      Hansie - 2012-04-23 05:19

      ill kiss your ass if malema becomes president you toser

  • Tswaledi - 2012-04-21 21:42

    ANCYL and its motherbody in Limpopo are a disgrace to the province, to say the least,

      Merven - 2012-04-23 13:52

      They are spawns of the ANC, what did you expect?

  • Kingpin - 2012-04-21 21:49

    Malema will be supported by many of us because it is so naked in the eyes of evryone that they (ANC) fight him for their personal gains nothing else. We can jump, swear but he will remain a great person. Like me, you, zuma and others, we all have our short comings. Go boy - many people will get hurt when you climb up

      freda.coetzee - 2012-04-21 22:17

      Will also take your money and live in luxury ...while his poor people will be hurt your eyes and see....he is using you....we will still have nothing.

      Zahir - 2012-04-22 08:15

      Where does malema get his millions to build his sandton mansions? How many jobs or houses has he created for poor people if he is so great?

      indianajohn - 2012-04-22 15:29

      A great person? If that's your idea of a great person then your opinion is frankly irrelevant to any of us with morals and a brain.

      Balan - 2012-04-23 03:34

      To all anc supporters, Zuma has turned your'l into small idiots but to all Malema supporters your'l are BIGGER IDIOTS.

      Balan - 2012-04-23 03:54

      Kingpin, your bearings have collapsed due to lack of lubrication which is going to cause suspension and steering control failure. If not serviced immediately you are going to leave the road and end up in the bush with Malema.

  • Elkita - 2012-04-21 22:07

    Tsotsi you like him because he is also a tsotsi

  • Helen - 2012-04-21 22:14

    I hope somebody from the youth league has arranged to pick up all the litter in the neighborhood - it's bound to look awful by new!!!

  • Paigh Dos Santos - 2012-04-21 22:32

    I can't believe the level of unintelligent and ignorant comments news24 allow. You are an online publication. Regulate and observe the comments posted on your site please! You have deeply uneducated and ignorant people spewing hate on your site. Does this not concern you? Hate breads hates. And to all those that don't support Malema in my opinion don't even bother posting or responding on here because it is impossible to reason or argue with idiots!

      Sharon - 2012-04-22 10:07

      @ sganja,please show me a good anc supporter comment,the spelling is a joke,the mentality is that of the uneducated and the format is that if the useless

  • Johannes - 2012-04-21 22:33

    its time 4 the socalled elders to listened to the masses,change \r\nhas come.the people shall govern not the corrupt elders

  • VisionRI - 2012-04-21 23:10

    firstly i am a black male and despise this man for many reasons that wont end, but mostly for the fact that a 31year old is stil fighting to be considered part of the youth. I always thought by 28 you should be considered a fully bred adult but i stray, the 1 thing i respect about malema is the fact that he keeps exposing how backward, stupid, senseless, largely uneducated, dellusional and straight up emberassing my fellow black peers are. SA its not about racism anymre its about classism and if you not fighting to be in mid or high class than you dumber than a rock.

      Tlou - 2012-04-21 23:25

      Age ya boswa ka mo afrika borwa e fella ka 35 nd if ke gopola gabotse 31 e fetwa ka 35 seo seragore Malema esale moswa. Ke kwagetxe???

      VisionRI - 2012-04-21 23:59

      Thats the problem right there, the maximum age of youth should be reduced to 28, at 30 you should be preparing to settle down (if not already settled) with a stable family, if you are 31 drinking every weekend, it shows a lack of responsibility and accountability. I would rather side with whites in big business' then be led by a money hungry vulture like j. Malema

      collen.masetla - 2012-04-22 06:42

      Who is this vision fool impressing?

      VisionRI - 2012-04-22 11:06

      Unfortunately mr. Collen my statements arent meant to impress, i am not a fat cat leading the youth with dellusional statements

      Rocky - 2012-04-23 14:24

      Vision - with you I will walk the mile.

  • Sechaba - 2012-04-22 06:31

    We will always support you Juju

      Stirer - 2012-04-22 09:13

      Well I guess you can start by helping Juju pay the poor builder, who also trusted him - to pay his bills.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-04-22 06:42

    Well done Jewliass...carry on doing what you're doing!!

  • dogface1 - 2012-04-22 09:09

    What is a struggle song

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-22 19:02

      It is a somebody done somebody wrong song. Soon to be a singalong struggle along Ching Chong Wong song.

  • dogface1 - 2012-04-22 09:09

    Julius needs some work

      Balan - 2012-04-23 03:56

      Yes Juliass needs some WOODWORK

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-04-22 09:50

    Colleen put in her place i see

      collen.masetla - 2012-04-22 10:12

      Lol, can't even read or copy simple collen, agg shame.

  • Fairness - 2012-04-22 10:09

    I trust that fairness and equality will prevail... one day. The real question here is what will be lost and/or gained during the process? Will this country be reduced to rubble before it gets better, or will it be different to rest of the African continent and build on the good and rid of the bad successfully. I fear the latter of the 2 is knocking on our door... and we the citizens blue, yellow, purple, green irrespective of our race are the ones who will pay for it. I hate ignorance as much as I do stupidity and have ZERO tolerance for those that refuse to see beyond tomorrow, selfish is the word that comes to mind. May those who are in a position to make positive difference for ALL and don't get an extra dishing of rot, filth and misfortune. The leaders of this country have no better Idea what this in fighting is costing this country, sadly it will only become apparent when its too late, very much the same way as our fellow countrymen across our borders realised when it was too late. Get your sh-t straight our our children will suffer.

  • Braam - 2012-04-22 10:09

    Bruce,Patrick,Ryan Macdugall,AlansmartSnr and more of the same mind why don't you air your educated views or your current savvy of this nation, surely having made your own judgments that Takalani and the other Malema supporters are grammatical poor and not in any way close to solving the problems at hand, wouldn't it be a better thing to educate them in a humanly manner than to take your emotions out and speak about being uneducated and things like if land be given to blacks this country will undergo worse poverty than it is now, I think you are expressing your detestation of blacks than bringing forward your informed views. You are not showing us or those you are pocking on the eye that you are better than them by insulting them. Take your emotions aside come with your noble views, blacks went through a lot in this country their mother land they will always be angry even after forgiving they will never forget, you must bear that in mind. Please don’t extinguish the fire by pouring fuel. We need to build this nation together i.e. Black, white, Indian, Chinese and so forth. Why do you define the color after all you talking about the indigenous beings of the nation, don’t you guys think you are fueling hatred between black and white.Continue....

  • Braam - 2012-04-22 10:10

    Takalani could be grammatically poor but is he also wrong by supporting his leader Julius Malema,If so why. I don’t think he has to throw in the towel because ANC and all the Malema haters are against him. Sober down guys and give us something to enjoy reading not bloodcurdling issues like blacks this blacks that. These blacks are still hungry and poor. These blacks you are talking about haven’t seen freedom that they deserve. It’s all about Malema living in Sandton what is wrong with that, which politician or white man stays in Alexandra, Diepsloot or Seshego do you ever ask yourself why. Don’t try to debate if you don’t have your facts together. Go back and talk about Minority and Majority segregation, Don’t make NEWS24 your Black and White battle field.

  • collen.masetla - 2012-04-22 10:21

    We want JUJU in our youth league, no one else. We will boycot any gatherings of any ancyl president brought to us by zuma. We are not all from nkandla remember?\r\n\r\nSo is Julius or no one because those who are against him, even if he goes, they will never vote for ANC.

      Gieljam - 2012-04-22 11:56

      This is not a mouth piece for any political party or rebel group be it new or old we are trying to save the country from sliding further backwards by being pro government supporters on this issue any case.

      Balan - 2012-04-23 04:03

      collen.masetla, very good juliass malema is soon going to Jail. Then youth league don't vote for anc, how nice that would be.

  • Arthur - 2012-04-22 12:19

    Takalani show me what Malema has done to uplift the poor and give them stable jobs - then show me how many houses and cars he's bought, parties where he's blown a few hundred thousand or more and tell me "he's the man". Are you living vicariously through him? If you can't go study something then go learn a trade, whether your boss is black or white you still need to work hard, starting at the bottom and working your way up. Not all white people were "given" everything on a platter, 90% of us started off right at the bottom with the coffee makers and the cleaners and had to prove ourselves. Read what Joanne has said - she has a CONSTRUCTIVE answer for the youth - Malema is DESTRUCTIVE.

  • billidp - 2012-04-22 12:56

    ENOUGH of this clown already man, we are tired of the same old rubbish. Start posting some REAL news please!

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-04-22 13:28

    I'm sorry, but you have to respect Julius Malema. This guy could become the SA Hitler if he wanted to, the way his people support him! In fact, I'm sure Zuma sleeps with 1 eye open at night.

  • Neels - 2012-04-22 14:24

    Malemma please move to the location where you belong Sandton is not the place for you and your tjotsies

      Braam - 2012-04-23 17:50

      Neels you confused mate, Malema belongs to South Africa Malema is a son of the soil Malema can choose where ever he wants to live, i think you have limited choices mate. Don't speak group areas act in 2012 gone are those days dad. You talking tings of 1948 when the NP came to power this is a new era daddy. We call it the people power.We are in the process of seeing a democratic South Africa. Don't take us back daddy.

      Tokelo MediaOwner Fako - 2012-04-24 10:59

      you should have used a better word to refer to the protestors than tjotsies.. not all of them are scums you know..

  • Andrew - 2012-04-22 18:29

    50.58-million people in SA and his support base was 400, maybe? time to lock this self-opinionated crook up. For someone to owe 10 bar in tax on 20k a month this oke must think the 50.58-million less the 400 are stupid

  • - 2012-04-22 20:28

    Boy Mamabolo-boy oh boy how long before the next "leader" is investigated for fraud and corruption, it's a matter of time

  • Carry - 2012-04-23 07:16


  • Trevor - 2012-04-23 18:55

    400 idiots, makes you wonder if they could get their hands to meet in the middle. More than likely they were smaking the sides of their stupid heads when they missed.

  • ivana.rudman - 2012-04-23 23:25

    No matter how hard I try, I simply cannot find even one logical reason as to why the ANCYL even exists! It is beyond my understanding.I mean there is absolutely no reason on earth for their existance (other than them spending their time handing out food parcels, assisting the elderly, tidying the streets and parks and other such volunteer work, and so of course, spreading goodwill and peace etc on behalf of the ANC). So, since this is clearly not the case, could someone explain exactly WHY they even exist?

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