'State resources used to fight Malema'

2012-09-28 09:05

Johannesburg - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has criticised the use of state resources to allegedly bolster the fight by an ANC faction against expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, the Mail & Guardian reported on Friday.

"It is unfair to want to protect the outcome of the case against Malema outside court processes," he told the newspaper.

"If the organs of state act this way, they are undermining the rule of law."

Mbalula criticised the manner in which the SA Revenue Service (Sars) and the Public Protector acted in the Malema case.

Sars, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu denied the abuse of state resources.

Mthembu told the newspaper: "We reject this accusation with contempt as it is misleading and seeking to undermine the rule of law and jurisprudence of the country."

  • greig.saunders - 2012-09-28 09:07

    Where doesn't the ANC use state resources to fund their activities??

      themba.mkhize.5494 - 2012-09-28 09:14


      darren.raath.5 - 2012-09-28 09:17

      i dont care what they use, just get rid of the clown!!

      Kawasaki1985 - 2012-09-28 09:17

      Stae Resources are about to Run Dry.

      john.kirkwood.9619 - 2012-09-28 09:23

      come on frikkie thats like saying" using the police force to investigate a murder is a waste of state resorces" use what ever bring the rabble rouser down or are you scared you going to lose ground if your little supporter is not around, maybe its time you and mama winnie change strategy.

      darren.raath.5 - 2012-09-28 09:23

      @inkingayabelungu havent you got some goats to herd?

      ian.flack2 - 2012-09-28 09:26

      What goes around comes around, eh Fikile...............

      sean.carbutt - 2012-09-28 09:29

      Ikinga for village idiot. Now onto the article. State resources, I don't think so. SARS are doing what they should be doing and that is locking up the scum that avoid paying tax, simple

      ALCAB - 2012-09-28 09:44

      State Resources are used to fight crime Mr. Minister!!!!!!!!!!

      pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-28 09:50

      Isn't he using state resources to defend himself?

      warren.vanwyk.3 - 2012-09-28 09:56

      More cheap political points (for Mangaung) scored from the ANCYL, for Fikile Mbalula.

      nigel.vanysendyk - 2012-09-28 09:57

      seems like the Minister of Sport is showing his true allegiance, Fikile you cant be in the ANC Govt & then fight for your Fat boy, you are the reason we have this problem in the 1st place, & we allllll know that you put Malema up in the 5 star hotel in London on Taxpayers money. - 2012-09-28 10:26

      Sport minster, keep your nose where it belongs, your'e acting like a communist instigator.

      warren.slater.353 - 2012-09-28 11:50

      How much does a dum-dum cost these days? Frankly I wouldn't complain about that expense.

      merven.halo - 2012-09-28 12:10

      This is the one case where I will not complain if they use my tax money.

      Willie - 2012-09-28 12:49

      @ nigel.vanysendyk - you may not like Mbalula but lets be fair when we comment,Nigel what you saying is not true about financing the trip.

      beverly.young3 - 2012-09-28 13:41

      I was sent a photo of the ANC youth organisation, in army uniforms, being trained at out expense. Only black is this fair?

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-09-28 09:10

    I soooooo blooming wish all this posturing, backstabbing and petty squabbles will now come to a damn head with the elections in Mangauang. Its like watching a soap opera where the whole frigging country is a stage filled with idiots and bad actors....

      pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-28 09:34

      You're so right. All we can really do is to sit back and enjoy the mudslinging.

      morris.khunou - 2012-09-28 15:33

      He should also complain when state money is being used for personal enrichment! This is a game of politics and a dirty one for that matter. They themselves has started it and they are now crying loud like pigs when their oponent is making his move. This young boys must allow themselves to grow and mature first. The fact is Malema has a case to answer and he is not invinsible. You can fool some people sometimes but you cannot fool all the people all the time. SA has matured, educated and highly capable people who can run this country, not a bunch of rats that are making noise in the anc at the moment.

  • B.b. - 2012-09-28 09:10

    And what were the responses from other two parties involved (Madonsela and SARS)? U want to tell us about Malema and Mthembu, I can see.

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-09-28 09:11

    Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula, stick to sport please! Use everything possible to take down Malema!!!!

  • atholl.canterbury - 2012-09-28 09:11

    Everyone is bound by the Constitution which says that 'Administrative Action must be Lawful' ie Tender Processes must be lawful - money laundering is unlawful. Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula - and all other Ministers - swear an oath to protect the Constitution.

      George Mungofa - 2012-09-28 09:19

      tender processes were from govt so govt must use its resources to get justice sorry mbalula

      joe.blogs.98837399 - 2012-09-30 09:44

      He cares more about his buddy, than he does about common decency and good governance.

  • joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-28 09:13

    Everybody should know that by now... Including Malema haters of this world

  • ben.spreeth - 2012-09-28 09:13

    State resources are always used to fight crime, why not?

      joe.mangena.1 - 2012-09-28 09:21

      Because Malema isn't a criminal

      Lyndatjie - 2012-09-28 09:24

      Joe - Can you lend me your crystal ball please? I would like to see what the Lotto Numbers are...

      B.b. - 2012-09-28 09:35

      I wish that Mbalula, out of all comments, should read this short and simple straight forward comment mmmm

  • B.b. - 2012-09-28 09:15

    Lol Mbalula is forgetting that he's also a state's resource, which being exploited by Malema lol. Malema is also use other state's resources like Mathale, and the money he got from Limpopo government to pay his lawyer and R10000 bail kwaaa stupid

  • danie.strydom.7 - 2012-09-28 09:16

    "If the organs of state act this way, they are undermining the rule of law." What are you smoking? The RULE OF LAW in South Africa does NOT exist. 42 murders a day. Around 3% conviction rate if I remember the stats correctly. Please don't take the higher moral ground Mr Minister. You suck. The ANC sucks. Uneducated voters that support this cANCerous liberation front suck. @ Sebenza - You suck the most.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-28 10:36

      That means that out of all the murders each day only in 1 case is the perpetrator convicted. It appears that States resources are not being used properly. Mbalula doesn't think criminal activity should be pursued by the state using its resources, he is clearly short on understanding how a modern state works.

      siza.silvester - 2012-09-28 12:12

      When you say the rule of law in South Africa does not exist, which country are you comparing us to? Did you consider the statistics of the country, in order for draw your conclusions from. If you did not, then do you realise that you don't just suck, you blow (hot air) too?

  • talita.vandermerwe - 2012-09-28 09:16

    You are next.

  • Blackmista White Whitemista Black - 2012-09-28 09:17

    dictatorships like mugabe use state resources to frustrate any opposition. i will laugh one day when you will all be stating how right in some cases malema was. he still needs to have a better handle of what he says, many politicians would have said the same things in a statesman way ans never been as despised...

      pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-28 09:38

      Well, I agree with him Zuma is an idiot! So is he.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-09-28 10:38

      Yes but he should have paid all his taxes and not used his bank accounts to launder money from his collaboraters in the Great Limpopo Tender Ripoff. It should be mentioned that this tender ripoff has bankrupted the Limpopo Government.

  • Heinrich Swart - 2012-09-28 09:17

    Uhm yes, anny criminal case is the state vs whoever. The state must prove their case. So yes state resources will be used. It's like accusing malema of using malema's resources to defend himself.. Duh. Stupidity is scary.

  • andre.vandeventer.16 - 2012-09-28 09:19

    How on earth can be Mbalula be a minister in the government if he doesn't agree with the ANC? Ministers should show solidarity with the leadership. But then, there is no leadership!

      Blackmista White Whitemista Black - 2012-09-28 09:31

      freedom of speech and opinion are good for democracy

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-28 09:39

      Last time Hogan said something negative of the government she was fired, send this YL fool also away as he is more a Minister of Sports than Sport.

  • zane.jacobsen - 2012-09-28 09:21

    oh great atleast im paying for him to go to jail

  • vincent.seloane - 2012-09-28 09:21

    Well my comment is that, I don't have a comment to comment on issues that don't require comments at all.

      pieter0827006294 - 2012-09-28 09:40

      You are as sharp as a Minora blade!

  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-09-28 09:21

    Malema is messing with the big powers and he's gonna get nailed big time!! If the ANC want you out they'll take you out. I say they must slaughter each other... That time bomb is ticking.

  • Thabisoul Motsome - 2012-09-28 09:22

    Surviver Mangaung...

  • Willie - 2012-09-28 09:28

    Guys consider what Mbalula is saying. My fellow bloggers think about this: When the Nazis came for the communists I remained silent I was not a communist When they locked up the social democrats. I remained silent I was not a social democrats When they came for the trade unionist. I did not speak out I was not a trade unionist. When they came for the Jews i did not speak out I was not a jew When they came for me ,there was no one left to speak out By Martin Neimoller

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-28 09:28

    Juju can't be president. He's been kicked out of the anc, only the anc can choose the next president.

      kalan.job - 2012-09-28 10:41

      People must start accepting that majority of our people are exploited and continue to leave in abject poverty so it necessary for them to fight for economic freedom irrespective of who is advocating the issue and must stop playing the man but the ball

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-09-28 09:28

    This minister must be concerned that there will not be enough left for him and botox-factory to take more overseas trips.

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-28 09:28

    fakili mthondo , I pay a crap load of tax every month , and that can be used to fight this corrupt bastard and he's friends , I dont mind otherwise that money will just end up in your pocket bloody agent

  • wanda.mazwati - 2012-09-28 09:30

    is it malema. versus. s a or

  • mike.clery - 2012-09-28 09:32

    No, state resources are correctly being used to prosecute someone who's accused of breaking the law.

      mike.clery - 2012-09-28 09:54

      And Mr Mbalula, is it an abuse of state resources for Sars to collect the tax Malema *should* have paid? They've confirmed an *unopposed* R16 million judgement against him, on 11 September, for outstanding tax and penalties. As a cabinet minister, aren't you supposed to give your full backing to upholding the country's constitution and laws? I don't know about you, but I pay the taxes levied on my small income as a duty to the country, and I expect others to do the same. Or do you believe that some people should be "more equal than others"?

      neo.motsepe - 2012-09-28 10:05

      Missing the point.

      mike.clery - 2012-09-28 10:22

      What *is* the point? That someone who's suspected of breaking the law mustn't be prosecuted because they're from an opposing political faction and it could be perceived to be "unfair"?

  • Blackmista White Whitemista Black - 2012-09-28 09:35

    blind hatred for the anc and blacks will make you miss the abuses by the state. curb your hatred and protect the rights and freedoms afforded us.

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-28 09:39

      Yes that is why Malema must be prosecuted and the Jacob for his wrongdoings.

      brett.michielin - 2012-09-28 09:56

      Hatred for anc yes for blacks no. People like you piss me off. Do you really think Malema is good for this country if so please explain. I'm all ears.

      p.borchard - 2012-09-28 15:24

      @blackmistawhite.whitemistablack You Sir, are a Twat. According to the constitusion EVERYBODY is liable to pay tax and not launder money. The State has a RESPONSIBILITY to prosecute those who see themselves as being above the law - that also goes for overfed narcissists like your hero Fat Face Juliaaarse. If you can't understand that, you need to go back to school. Maybe then you will understand that "rights" and "freedoms" comes with responsibilities.

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-28 09:36

    Eish so says Chancellor house! Bunch of Imperialistic thieving hypocrites.

  • mart.botha - 2012-09-28 09:36

    Mbalula with his very dubious Chinese connections, is a Malema accomplice, so of course he will try to protect his 'income !'.

  • toni.falletisch - 2012-09-28 09:36

    So what's he doing with all that money in his account ... what are you saying ,that it was planted ? Common GROW UP!

      neo.motsepe - 2012-09-28 09:54

      Missing the point.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-09-28 09:41

    Sars is very strict, if you pay 1 day late you get a penalty. Why should any leader / Ex leader be treated differently? Next steps are to take his homes and farm.

      neo.motsepe - 2012-09-28 09:51

      Missing the point.

  • PETESKEAT - 2012-09-28 09:42

    Party & position before country is the paramount problem facing South Africa. If the comrades could only expend as much energy on solving the myriad issues of governance the citizens deserve, we would all be in a far improved condition. As for you Minister Mbalula, please stick to Sport, where by all accounts you are doing a decent job, rather than revealing your bias towards that losing horse that is Julius Malema.

  • Mario Bisogno - 2012-09-28 09:47

    You scratch my back I'll scratch yours

  • harold.parsons.37 - 2012-09-28 09:49

    Mbalula spent a whole month with his bosom buddy in London watching the Olympics and I wonder how many lunches for JuJu were paid for by the sports ministers expense account.

  • koos.vanzyl.98 - 2012-09-28 09:52

    so Fikile Mbalula condones whatever Malema stands for??

      alf.pop - 2012-09-29 19:56

      Of course. They seem to have very close ties! At times they seem inseparable!

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-09-28 09:52

    He is just fearing that his personal buddy,Is about to face the indignation of mama justice.Its not about state resource, its about sympathy with his cohort.

  • - 2012-09-28 09:53

    Malema is a threat to the state with his verbal diarrhea. The onus is on the state to deal with him. So you want him to run roughshod over our concerns and break the law with impunity? Hell no!! I know Fikile had a willing lapdog in Juju. He wanted to 'use' him the same JZ did. We are not blind anymore Hon. Minister sir! The chap breaks the law, the law will make him sing!

      neo.motsepe - 2012-09-28 09:58

      It is in your convinience to point out to the law regarding Malema. Yet the fact of the matter is one: Economic Freedom. It hurts, doesn't it..

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-28 10:04

      Neo, Are you getting electricity for free? Cheap airline tickets? Wonderfull train freight services for nothing. Hey I am even writing you this via my free Telkom braodband connection. Please do not be an idiot. Economic freedom does not exist! - 2012-09-28 10:11

      @Neo. You have a warped definition of freedom. It is nowhere near the ability to loot, plunder and launder state resources for self. It is a song whose lyrics were crafted by cunning criminals and is sung by the desperately stupid.

      xoli.themba - 2012-09-28 10:27

      @henk our fathers when they fight for political freedom they look like idiots same applies to economic freedom.

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-28 10:52

      Xoli It is a pie in the sky my friend!

  • mphela.kelatu - 2012-09-28 09:55

    mbaks pls boettie make sure after Mangaung u take blade, gwede, mThembu n others to klorkop throw them in some explosive chemical buddy.....

  • william.jena1 - 2012-09-28 09:59

    I have found it useless to complain here,support Mbalula or oppose him i am reserving my energy to complain when he is found guilty and then pardoned for some reason or the courts will throw the case out due to some technicality or interference.First we get worked up by news that he will be charged with corruption,fraud and money laundering and then it was reduced somewhere somehow.We will just know how he did it and the guy will walk for one reason or the other.Maybe thats when i will complain.Its a movie with a known end.

  • kenny.bianco.7 - 2012-09-28 10:00

    Fikile u r an idiot, u r no longer a lawless ancyl president bt a minister nd u better start behaving that way, Malwma tried too much to be over you nd Peter Mokaba

  • jacques.smit - 2012-09-28 10:05

    At least NPA knows who to investigate and where to go dig sor corrupt officials... AVERYONE that stands up for Malema should be targeted and made sure they are sticking to the law!

  • bongeka.magwaza - 2012-09-28 10:05

    Mr minister, please see this through the eyes of the law and and the law abiding citizens.Not through the eyes of solidarity and comradeship.State resources are always used to fight crime and corruption.What more do you need?

      mzuvukile.mbanjana - 2012-09-28 10:30

      Bongeka , I think that by suggesting that state resources have always been used to fight crime , you are correct but missing the point. Malema is not crime. The minister said\ State resources are used to fight Malema\. I also think that you are deliberately misinterpreting the minister , and you know that. What you are actually doing, you just want to show how \brilliant\ you are. Keep that to yourself and engage with what is being said.

      bongeka.magwaza - 2012-09-28 10:45

      @mzuvukile.mbanjana.Please don't try to be the very intelligent loyal supporter of corruption.Crime is comitted by someone, and that someone comitting a crime is called a criminal and he is the very same culprit that needs to be charged and delt with decisively.So please don't show your imbecility to the whole world. For what, being loyal to corrupt ways or a corrupt person?Please don't let your loyalty clouts your judgment.

  • amanda.vandenberg.758 - 2012-09-28 10:09

    Is investigation fraud and corruption against the state a waste of resources? Really what does Mbalula think , so it is fine for some ANC members to fraudulently receive millions from illegal tenders. bribery and corruption. It is not the first time he has defended Malema, he'll also find himself standing on the outside soon!

      jacques.smit - 2012-09-28 10:10

      Make enough noise and the NPA / SARS will notice you.. Sure he will get a probe soon! :) Only corrupt fools will support Malema.

  • trevor.mashilo - 2012-09-28 10:12

    Viva Mbalula

  • mphela.kelatu - 2012-09-28 10:19

    let them sing chant, they think it's sa got talent last thing their iliterate jz he was suppose to be @ shell roate to fame he w'll be a maskandi king but still cab try dat hill do well in music

  • Delton - 2012-09-28 10:22

    Mbaks,are u implying that state resources mus'nt be used to investigate Malema?If thats the case then give the state the resources to state to carry out its duties in investigaing Juju.We wil applaud you for saving our tax money

  • mduduzi.mthethwa.54 - 2012-09-28 10:27

    Shut up yo Big big big mouth Mbalula why u never questioned the wealth of Malema,knowing very well that he is not working anywhere. We all know that u are trying to protect your friend. U are power hungry bloody agent,u will never be a secretary general of the ANC. Forget

      mzuvukile.mbanjana - 2012-09-28 11:22

      Mduduzi, you are typical of some ANC members and leaders, who always resort to insult everyone who holds a different view. The minister is not pronouncing on the innocence or guiltiness of Malema. That is the task of the courts and not even yours. You are blinded by anger and hatred. The issue here is the use of state resources to fight Malema. Its not about Mangaung. What type of a person are you , who cannot separate issues.

      mohau.chabeli.9 - 2012-09-28 11:31

      @Mzuvukile ur jst ignorant as the minister. Julius mst face the law, finish

  • Brad - 2012-09-28 10:36

    Oooooo...brave move by the sports minister. He's stuck his head above the trench. Will he come to regret it?

  • robert.p.gemmell - 2012-09-28 10:42

    Malema must use his own money and not my money to help him. but honestly just get rid of the fool and when he does(which will never happen) can someone zip his mouth shut

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-09-28 10:45

    So Mr Mbalula - what do YOU have to gain by Juliarse Malenema running around free - huh? I guess he helps you stick your sticky fingers in the piggy bank hey?

  • talana.malherbe - 2012-09-28 10:54

    Mr Minister state resources are used all over the world to fight crime. Malema should be stopped. Guys just keep in mind that this "Malemagate" situation falls nicely into the lap of Mr Zuma and his corrupt buddies. All the attention diverted from their dealings, stealings and incompetencies. Both Zuma and fat boy are equally dangerous and venomous to SA and its people.

  • tom.theunissen.12 - 2012-09-28 11:21

    Our sports minister is an idiot. Nothing more to see here, move along move along

  • dmcmr.dhai - 2012-09-28 11:25

    Well politics makes people silly....Mbalula should know very well that investigations to juju started long ago, so cde stop scoring cheap points

      mbongiseni.ndlela - 2012-10-18 16:05

      Yes last time I heard NPA is investigating not Zuma. Mbaks must stop crying foul. When it is clear juju uyazitamuzela imali. And they think we gonna keep quiet.