Marikana: Malema won't be silenced

2012-09-17 16:54

Johannesburg - Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema will speak out on Tuesday after he was denied entry to an event where North West miners were to be briefed.

"The press conference will make concrete reflections on the political developments in South Africa," Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Floyd Shivambu said in a statement.

"The press conference will also speak to the physical prevention of Malema from addressing mineworkers in Marikana despite the plea that he should come address them."

Shivambu said the briefing would also deal with the involvement of the "economic freedom fighters" in "struggles facing mineworkers and soldiers".

On Monday, police stopped Malema at the gates of Wonderkop Stadium, where the workers had gathered to be briefed on developments about their wage demands.

After a lengthy discussion, Malema drove off, escorted by about 10 police vans.

It was not immediately clear whether Malema would be able to visit the family of people who were injured by rubber bullets on Saturday, or if he would leave the area.

A police helicopter circled above, while police on foot patrol ran to points of entry to stop Malema if he made any turns.

  • customdesign - 2012-09-17 16:58

    Economic Freedom fighter my orse.

      arthur.hugh - 2012-09-17 17:03

      "EFF" - as in EFF off losers.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-17 17:03

      It's a labour dispute. Not a political rally. Let the parties work it out in a civil manner. Malema's inflamatory rhetoric is not required.

      claudia.meads - 2012-09-17 17:17

      Here is the repertoire he has prepared for the Marikana miners,

      bobo.jane.1 - 2012-09-17 17:49

      Brilliant repertoire..But somewhere through their "100 years of selfless stuggle" they lost their peanut brains and completely stopped to evolve.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-09-17 17:49

      I wish he would just crawl up his own backside and disappear!!

      kim.buren - 2012-09-17 18:03

      Is anyone collecting money to pay a nigerian sniper to get rid of this knob?

      peterdonb - 2012-09-17 18:06

      LOL. Don't you just love this movie playing itself out to the bitter end. It's like having a ringside seat at the circus! Malema will find out that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This is not pre-1994 with him running around with a Tokarev and sprouting ideology. This is the real world of power politics my man. You've just met with the sharp edge of the executive powers of a political party in power. And they care less about your ventriloquies. They have the power and they will hang onto that until something drastic happens. And that is not going to happen any time soon.

      david.coetzee.77 - 2012-09-17 18:16

      Jeez you are already economicly free - its called hard work morons

  • Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-17 16:58

    He is a menace. Get the fraud and corruption charges to stick. That way we will get rid of him for a long time.

      kolobe.mzansi.9 - 2012-09-17 18:04

      idiots dont realise next time it will be their zille denied freedom of movement and speech. lack of strategic thinking

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-17 18:05

      If you call Malema fatboy, who would you call Lindiwe Mazibuko? Fatgirl?

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2012-09-17 18:09

      @ Thabang - Lindiwe has more integrity in the last digit of her little finger than julius has in his entirety!!! Don't ever compare them, they are worlds apart!

      Robin - 2012-09-17 23:53

      Juliass only agreed to leave cause the cops promised to buy him a kentucky..

      PAEZO.D.MORELE - 2012-09-19 01:24

      lindiwe is just a fat puppet

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-17 16:59

    Eish floyd, Why cant we fly for free on SAA, why is electricity so expensive. eish nationalising is not good for the poor...

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-09-17 17:10

      And the sod is still strutting around in ANC regalia. Some people just don't get the message. It must be very hard for him to accept rejection.

  • Michael - 2012-09-17 17:02

    Same story as an hour ago with a new headline, well done

  • clint.thorpe - 2012-09-17 17:04

    Why do we as educated South Africans give a damn about what Floyd "I'm a moron" Shivambu has to say? Stop fueling the monster by giving him and his pal Fatman Malema airtime!!

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-09-17 17:06

      See Zuma Give Malema what he deserves : Google this: Bert the cat vs cat balloon . Hilarious.

      christopher.marlow.75 - 2012-09-17 18:16

      the reason we as educated people listen to what he has to say is because there are MILLIONS of poor black south africans who hang onto every word that he says regarding their upliftment. furthermore: i agree malema is a fool but the REASON the press follows him is because MILLIONS of poor black South Africans Listen to him REGARDLESS of what he says. If Julius had to tell the miners that he was a prophet from God sent to bring them economic freedom and give them proper Muti, they miners would believe him.

  • trevor.roberts.148 - 2012-09-17 17:06

    One idiot refering to another bigger idiot.

  • Sprinkler47 - 2012-09-17 17:08

    News24 scraping the bottom of the barrel for a headline again.

  • kyle.r.lottering - 2012-09-17 17:08

    It is a good question why they are not allowig him in a democracy, as much truth as he might sometimes say, he is trying to incite something in this country and it doesn't look pretty. And its a shame, because the poor will continue to pay the price.

  • brendon.nel.7 - 2012-09-17 17:09

    Ha ha ha ha JA VOETSEK WENA!!

  • lucky.luck.98 - 2012-09-17 17:10

    Do not worry Malema even Mandela,Biko,Hani etc they were denied by so called SAP those days because Botha instructed them but after 1994 they were the SAPS then they had to open a door for Mr Mandela do not worry this will pass that helicopter will be safeguarding you that SAPS member will hold an ambrella for you come mangaung.

  • Siphiwe Kuhlase - 2012-09-17 17:12

    Bamlayile what he thinks is why he don't go zim or swaziland

  • azande.futhi - 2012-09-17 17:13

    Though the transformation is needed in mines, Malema is no right candidate to drive that transformation. He is a disaster and has no interest of SA poor masses at heart.

  • mark.turner.1426 - 2012-09-17 17:13

    What the F..k?Just who does this moron think he is to address the miners and soldiers?The G he got for woodwork was for writing his name on the test paper.He is now using the alias of Economic Freedom Fighter.this is so embarrassing!The tragedy of Malema and his puppy Shivambu is,both their mother's died of shame for spawning such morons.He has no legal basis or political platform to address anyone,does he not know he is persona non grata?Again I say,look into the eyes of both these fools and you'll be shocked if you see what's in there?Two rabid looking dogs trying to bite all within range......they past the stage of insanity,they are totally beyond rehabilitation or any medication.......

      bongane.zwane.948 - 2012-09-17 17:28

      even beyond education rehabilitation.

      dayjoy.skills - 2012-09-17 17:46

      Economic freedom in our life time is a reality ... The same things u saying about julies Malema were also said abt Tambo,Sisulu Mandela and other great heroes of our political liberation now is the time for Economic freedom lead by Malema and young lions ....

      steve.gibson.146612 - 2012-09-17 18:06

      @davjoy- OT Sisulu and Mandela had an education and were leaders with a concience and a sensible direction and never changed policies to suit their own agendas.

  • paul.a.venter.16 - 2012-09-17 17:14

    What is the definition of "Economic Freedom"? A) that everybody always get what they want, or B) that we have an environment that is favourable for economic activity.

      pjbadenhorst - 2012-09-17 17:30

      The difference here is that an Economic Freedom Fighter is not fighting for the freedom to take part in the economy, rather they are fighting for the freedom from having to take part in the economy. In their world; the more you need the more you should receive and the more you can produce the more you should provide.

      paul.a.venter.16 - 2012-09-17 21:29

      Well said PJBadenhorst

  • Themba Troublemaker Mathenjwa - 2012-09-17 17:15

    That was a good move. Malema is nt a Wage Negotiating Expert. Infact he knw nthng abwt employment since he dnt hv a payslip in his life. We wl call hm wen we want advise on Tendering and on how to intentionaly neglet school

      chris.summers.3954 - 2012-09-17 18:13

      Shame man, did Apartheid steal your vowels or something?

  • mcwonder.maxwell - 2012-09-17 17:15

    Malema rules, viva Malema!!!

      Cameron - 2012-09-17 17:21


      grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-09-17 17:25

      Really? What does he rule? He couldn't even rule a straight line in grade 8 woodwork

      shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-17 17:39

      Correct!!!! He rules the kingdom of foolish dreams,fat tenders,low I.Q. and idiots who hang on to every word of garbage he spews!

      ADDIBERNETTE - 2012-09-17 17:54

      what is he ruling? a band of disenchanted workers who cannot reason logically. work through your unions dumbbells.give opportunist juju a kick under his whiskey swigging colourful butt-head- whatever.

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-17 18:06

      Viva the truth that hurts Viva.

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-09-17 18:08

      Troll alert

      Cameron - 2012-09-17 19:50

      looool @ Thabang.....just like the truth that the miners were bulletproof after their muti.

  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-09-17 17:17

    Malema doesn't even have an education never mind a job of his own! He owes everyone money including his own gardener (who I'm sure wasn't on a R12500 minimum wage) What does he actually have to say that would benefit ANYONE? You've been kicked to touch fat boy now STAY.... There's a good dog!

      sello.haltile.3 - 2012-09-17 18:41

      both da president n malema do not have education but people are making noise about malema,juju is right and those who are againts him are having somethin 2 eat evryday now dey want 2 stop malema 4rm speakin 4 da poor

  • temudau - 2012-09-17 17:18

    If they(ANC) want 2 make marikana mascre worse than it was, i bet let dam arrest Malema its going 2 b a war dis time around.

      seraki.kgoloko - 2012-09-18 20:03

      If zuma he jst only willing 2 dance 4 people,then he mst let Malema 2 address de people!

      PAEZO.D.MORELE - 2012-09-19 01:28

      sure we will fight for Malema

  • boltonbarry - 2012-09-17 17:19

    Awesome. Wish i was there

  • osmaseko - 2012-09-17 17:19

    Worst mistake that the ANC did was to expel they have to use state organs to deal with him..eheheheh #SMH#

      Khuvhisto - 2012-09-17 20:03

      I agree with ur sentiments combrade, indeed Malema was a valuable asset to the ANC thats why they feel so threaterned by his visibility in the mining strike

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-17 17:21

    Dont be too sure abouth that floydie!!! What on Gods green earth has Malema got to do with soldiers,other than to cause even more strikes and civil unrest. Its as plain as his puffy,fat cheeks,that his intentions are sinister. If he wasnt afraid to interfere with Botswana-then he sure as hell wont be afraid to stir up the military here!!!!

  • Michael - 2012-09-17 17:30

    He maybe arrested on the spot at press briefing if he can say anything that would incite violence. Pasop!

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-09-17 17:31

    believe it or not and like it or not he is political active.

      Michael - 2012-09-17 17:39

      We need Malema's energy in politics, his political activeness is needed, as long as he does not incite violence, that SAPS will deal with him, no confusion about that.

  • klaas.waarzegger.7 - 2012-09-17 17:36

    Cut & Paste, Cut & Paste x 100

  • dewaldmontgomery - 2012-09-17 17:37

    Okay, at least we now know that they are calling themselves the ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS. Here comes a new radical black party!

  • motsarami - 2012-09-17 17:40

    This is utter barbarism!!We are told that in the apartheid era, fellow freedom fighters were not allowed 2 address their members, ordinary masses affected by the nonsensical white-supremacy regime and look @ what our government,the same BLACK GOVERNMENT we voted in is doing to our fellow being,in the hands of the so called \DEMOCRACY\!!!If the miners revolt against the fact that their leader,whom they requested 2 come and address them, they will be charged with illegal and unprotected strike or even be @ risk of bin short by the men in blue!!Our police officers are doing exactly what the apartheid police officers did to protect the apartheid government.We made a terrible mistake with Zuma and South Africa and its entire collective shall regret the day, this man took the highest office in South Africa.

      Frank Hublot Einstein - 2012-09-17 17:48

      and you will make a worse mistake with Malema. You have to stop supporting illiterates.

  • amanda - 2012-09-17 17:41

    I think that if J.M. calls a press conference on Tuesday - I reckon it could be his last. I think a prison cell is waiting for him.

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-09-17 17:41

    Let the police kill our MALEMA to please whites.

      eddy.demiljo - 2012-09-19 08:11

      ivhukeya-no i personally do not want annyone yo be killed for simply being a fool or being black..Open your eyes man, can't you see from the posts how many black people are against this man's crazy antics.

  • tshepo.phasha1 - 2012-09-17 17:48

    We are 100% behind Juju, Asijiki

      africanwolf - 2012-09-17 17:51

      So don't pick up the soap :)

      tshepo.phasha1 - 2012-09-17 17:54

      this is just a beginning

      teboho.martin.3 - 2012-09-17 18:16

      Yeah we are 160% behinbe JuJu malema!more fire JUJU! Put another more heat to this dysfunctiona so call gorvernment!

  • lvhukeya1 - 2012-09-17 17:49

    Let the police kill our MALEMA to please whites.

      chris.summers.3954 - 2012-09-17 18:13

      It sure would please me!

      Ritz40 - 2012-09-17 19:55

      And me:) no I'm joking, we need Malema to split the ANC. Its time for whites to unite behind Malema, VIVA MALEMA!!!

  • Bongiwe Bongie Mabongz Dlutu - 2012-09-17 17:49

    What is Julius Malema's position in SA? May be he 4got he is nothing just like me..he is just a \normal citizen\ no longer ANCYCL but he demand to talk lol...take a chill pill Juju

  • Nkosiyam Maxhegwana - 2012-09-17 17:50

    vivi Malalema Viva! he's a leader of this country we can't stop that, & Zuma must let Malela speak a truth that ANC hide from us South Africans

      jayjay.mlungu - 2012-09-17 18:10

      God help us

  • Frank Hublot Einstein - 2012-09-17 17:50

    African government, always doing the right thing last. They should have stop him from day one or arrested him after his 1st speech

  • bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-09-17 17:52

    We had the AWB with ET in the '80s; their lack of real support was compensated by a their surplus in noise. EFF with JM is of the same breed. My guess is they will disappear in the same way too; as they have nothing realistic to offer to the nation.

  • svee.svee.7 - 2012-09-17 17:57

    Let Malema alone 2 lead people 2 the right direction because no one dares about workers' cries

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-17 18:16

      We need to pray for Malema to not loose courage in speaking for the speechless despite all the silencing by his enemies and the continual swearing by many. E.g commentors on News24. We need to pray that people will not see him through the eyes of hate but that they would have a good ear to listen to issues He is highlighting concerning the country. If He is silenced we currently don't have anyone to pick up the baton.

  • thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-17 17:59

    Never thought S.A will return to apartheid strategies of silencing people. 1st the pro-Zuma silenced the anti-Zuma supporters on SABC and now Malema is being banned from attending gatherings. Eya ne?

      PAEZO.D.MORELE - 2012-09-19 01:38

      zuma o tsaba Malema ka pelo ya hae ka o fela' that why he called the army to stop him from adressing the miners. VIVA MALEMA VIVA

  • svee.svee.7 - 2012-09-17 17:59

    Join Date: Feb 2010\r\n\r\nMickeyBlue42  ?   \r\n\r\nLocation: Gaborone\r\n\r\nAge: 31\r\n\r\nMember\r\n\r\nPosts: 46 \r\n\r\n?The Truth About Marikana \r\n\r\nIts a long road but very eye opening!\r\n\r\nMarikana Massacre: All this to protect an Oligarch?\r\nPosted on September 5, 2012 by Arthur Mackay\r\nAmidst all the confusion after the shooting of 44 protesting miners at Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine in South Africa, we should not lose sight of the astonishingly simple underlying issues.\r\n\r\nWe are told the workers are demanding that their wage be raised to R12,500 per month (about $1,500) but the workers claim their salary is already at this level. They say they are sub-contracted by a company owned by billionaire South African oligarch Cyril Ramaphosa. He only pays them R5,400 or less and pockets the rest paid out by Lonmin.\r\n\r\nIf this is so then agreeing to the workers’ demands would cost Lonmin nothing and the whole dispute is between the workers and Cyril Ramaphosa. Instead of saying this however, Lonmin has placed itself between the two and taken responsibility for negotiating a pay rise which no one has asked for. Doing this, Lonmin is placing Cyril Ramaphosa’s private interests above those of its common stockholders and is neglecting its fiduciary duties. It is also leaving itself open to litigation.\r\n\r\nCyril Ramaphosa in fact owns 9% of Lonmin but was paid out $304m in cash by the company in 2010 in a deal backed ultimately by Xstrata. By comparison common shareholders have received only $60m in dividends in the last two years and have incurred over $2.5bn of paper losses. What the workers are requesting is that Ramaphosa share with them about $18m which he is taking from their wages.\r\n\r\nWhen Cyril Ramaphosa bought 50.03% of Lonmin’s Black Economic Empowerment partner Incwala Resources in 2010, Lonmin put up the $304m in cash which he needed. Lonmin funded this with a share issue to which, according to Lonmin, Xstrata was the key subscriber. Since then a further $51m of credit has been extended to Ramaphosa.\r\n\r\nRamaphosa’s company also provides all of Lonmin’s welfare and training services and for this he may have been paid at least $50m in 2011 alone. Based on the worker’s demands and their living conditions, we can guess at how much of this reached its stated purpose. Companies linked to Ramaphosa were also paid “advance dividends” by Lonmin of $20m in the last two years.\r\n\r\nAll-in Lonmin seems to have paid Ramaphosa and his related companies well over $400m since he bought into the company. This is about 25% of Lonmin’s current market value and is a very large amount for a man who was supposed to be doing the paying when he bought his stake.\r\n\r\nAnd this is not all.\r\n\r\nThe Marikana conflict is portrayed as a dispute between two unions, the hegemonic NUM and a small new union, the AMCU. But the NUM has been Cyril Ramaphosa’s vehicle since he founded it in 1982. He was its Secretary General until 1998, the year he went into private business to become a billionaire. This has led to claims that the ANC has instituted a form of modern day slave labour. The workers’ employer and their union are effectively the same person. Is it surprising that the workers worry that their union is not wholeheartedly defending their legal rights?\r\n\r\nAll this casts the Marikana conflict in a very different light to what we have heard so far.\r\n\r\nThe dirt-poor Marikana workers, many from Lesotho, living in slums, wearing rags, are asking for an extra $750 per month from one of the most powerful figures in the ANC and one of the richest men in the world, and they are openly calling him an exploiter.\r\n\r\nSuch a debacle, which calls into question not only Lonmin, Xstrata and Ramaphosa but also the whole ANC hierarchy, the reality of the “New South Africa” and the credibility of the ANC’s many foreign supporters, not least those in the United States, helps to explain the speed and the savage brutality of the reaction.\r\n\r\nOn 16th August, 6 days into the strike, the police opened fire injuring 112 and killing 34.\r\n\r\nLocal witnesses claim the workers were not charging at the police but were fleeing from them as tear gas was thrown at them by another police detachment. Autopsy reports apparently confirm many were shot in the back.\r\n\r\nAt the time Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, was in Mozambique at an SADC meeting. He returned to South Africa but only one day later. He visited Marikana briefly but stayed away from the main area. A full five days passed and only then did he return and visit the crime scene. On the day of the attack Ian Farmer, the CEO of Lonmin, was diagnosed with a “serious illness” and still has not returned to work.\r\n\r\nA few days later the 270 men who were arrested were charged with committing murder. They allege that they were stripped in their cells and beaten with sticks. Once an international outcry began and it became apparent that the publicity of a trial could be counterproductive, they were quickly released.\r\n\r\nEven with the above illumination, some crucial questions still remain.\r\n\r\nHow could Cyril Ramaphosa exercise such influence over Lonmin’s Executive Board to be able to effectively bend it, and potentially the Board of Xstrata too, to do his bidding? And what truth could the South African government have been so desperate to hide that it was judged better to risk everything and open fire on its own people, rather than let it see the light?\r\n\r\nThe answer lies at the heart of the bitter fallacy of the South African commodities boom and the emerging markets paradigm which we have lived in the last 15 years. The sad truth is that nothing has changed, or, more accurately, nothing has improved.\r\n\r\nIn the past there was one oligarch, Harry Oppenheimer, who controlled Anglo American. Mr Oppenheimer officially opposed the apartheid regime and was a liberal but conveniently continued to export gold and diamonds from South Africa up to and beyond 1994.\r\n\r\nToday there are five to ten oligarchs. They are black and they are African. They too oppose apartheid and they too are exporting all of South Africa’s gold and diamonds at the present time. The reason Cyril Ramaphosa could ransack Lonmin in the way he has is because he effectively is Lonmin. Lonmin exists in many ways to serve his interests and its foreign shareholders would do well to understand this. The whole debate about nationalisation is therefore completely moot. South Africa’s mines have already been nationalised and given over to a ruthless tyranny, signed, sealed and delivered by the many cheerleaders of the ANC overseas.\r\n\r\nSo what will happen next? In fact the next Marikana has already occurred. Tear gas was fired and four workers were shot two days ago on a gold property near Johannesburg controlled by another oligarch, Tokyo Sexwale. The strategy of the ANC’s opposition, which is correct given the extent of the disenfranchisement since 1994, will be to now target every oligarch. It will be demanded that they return much of what was taken. But this will never be done voluntarily and so this conflict, just like the apartheid struggle, will go on for many years.\r\n\r\nWill this really be the lasting legacy of the post-apartheid era? Is this what Nelson Mandela’s years in prison, Bill and Hillary Clinton’s ringing endorsements, Bob Geldof’s concerts and Bono’s songs were meant to bring to us? Will they all now leave the world in darkness, with a set of fearful problems for a future generation to sort out? We will have to hope for the best but prepare for the worst.\r\n\r\n– Arthur Mackay is an analyst of global economic and political issues.

      africanwolf - 2012-09-17 18:02

      Too many letters :(

      bobby.rosewood.1 - 2012-09-17 18:53

      Is this from the English press? Is this what made the ANC so grumpy?

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-17 20:37

      Do you know what pasting a link means?

  • siphiwo.maurice - 2012-09-17 18:04

    May be what Julius Malema is saying, should be said by someone else, then it will be heard?

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-17 18:25

      100% right.

      Ritz40 - 2012-09-17 20:06

      Lets try it. Im a white afrikaans speaking guy, so I will say what Malema says in afrikaans, then you tell me if it sounds better. Zuma is dom en verkeerd en moet gefire word! Die ANC is net soos die Apartheid era en hulle is diktators en moet uit gestem word. Hoe klink dit??

  • Thobile Lugwadu - 2012-09-17 18:07

    We are living under dick-tatorship here. Malema for president. He can challenge zuma and win

  • hash.jadawat - 2012-09-17 18:09

    kill da strikers ..he.he One Bullet One ..Striker...or else Close the freakin' mines..Get on wid it...

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-17 18:11

    If the police were to arrest people for making stupid statements in public, imagine how many News24 commentators would be behind bars right now!!! At this stage there are no grounds to arrest and/or charge Malema for incitement. Expressing his views does not amount to incitement, until he vocally and explicitly encourages miners to resort to violence then they may have a case... Too much resources and energy is directed at Malema instead of addressing the actual platinum belft issues...

      Khuvhisto - 2012-09-17 20:10

      Same resources was supposed to be cutted to adress service delivery backlogs chief

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-09-17 18:11

    shame on SA govt,since when a citizen is not allow to speech in this democratic country? they need to read history correctly.

      Khuvhisto - 2012-09-17 20:12

      The police guys are lacking strategies to deal with marikana issues and im suprised with their conduct cos it comes as an instruction from their boss msholozi

  • simon.mwando - 2012-09-17 18:11

    It was long overdue,though I was expecting more stringent measures than this!

  • Stewart Croucamp - 2012-09-17 18:17

    Where are the wealthy people in this country who can offer a reward for a bullet in Julius's head.

      irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-17 20:38

      Its coming Stewart, at a very rapid rate. If I had a terminal illness, I'd happily do it for free.

  • bongani.nsele.58 - 2012-09-17 18:17

    speak truth to power julius malema......your utterances are always a classroom to the citizens and everyone is an eager student...we want to run our economy one way or the other and this is the cry of normal citizens across the world

  • Matlala - 2012-09-17 18:19

    We are happy that we show true signs of arresting malema phobia and prevent cheap politics intended to sell out the hearts and soul of Rainbow Nation. We also appreciate the good work done by SAPS of showing lawless and power hungy Malema the door.

  • Dikotsi Ramakhera Petrus - 2012-09-17 18:24

    Police escorting Malema, 'away' from the place of gathering? Why escort him?

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-09-17 18:24

    Hahaha i have seen the news on e-tv he was pushed in the police van like idiot,

      PAEZO.D.MORELE - 2012-09-19 01:43


  • amanda - 2012-09-17 18:24

    Can someone with knowledge please explain to me how a blanket increase of say somewhere between R9000.00 to R11000.00 in wages be paid out to mineworkers on different salary scales??? That could take the mineworkers who are at the top end of the scale into paying really hefty taxes. Correct me if I am wrong. The other thing I want to point out is that J.Z. in his address today at the Cosatu meeting spelled it out loud and clear that the Country has lost Millions of Rands over the past couple of years due to strikes and that a million jobs have been lost as a result. The ANC are begining to get the picture of the economic fall out over strikes which are devastating the economy. Is the honeymoon with the tripartite agreement coming to a realistic conclusion??

  • Dikotsi Ramakhera Petrus - 2012-09-17 18:26

    Frank Einstein, what is 'African Government'? Do not be one of the fools