THE ANC’s youth leader, Julius Malema, has finally issued an
unequivocal apology for his controversial statement that he will “kill for Zuma.”
He did so during an interview with Talk Radio 702 in which he said: “If we did sound like we’re inciting violence we are very sorry. That was not our intention, we’ll never incite violence, we’ll never do anything unconstitutional, we are law abiding citizens of this country and we’ll protect the constitution of this country, we fought for it and we stand by it.”
Malema’s apology was laced with accusations of deliberate distortion by the media.
But well done to him for doing the right thing.
THIS JUST IN: As you can see, I just had to delete some stuff in the post. Apparently Malema has been on SAfm ranting and raving about how he did not withdraw the word “kill” and how The Times got it wrong. Go figure.
Larry “You do not get to change the rules when things do not go your way”, tell that to the Cowards of Polokwane.
“The losers at Polokwane may become the next winners of the national election”, dream on sucker.
“rome wasnt built in a day” says Zodwa…are government tenders worth this self-induced delusions?I asked you before zodwa and im gonna ask you again,how many more chances does the anc need under one-party state in order to deliver?Is it 15=years…20 years…50 years etc.What are they gonna do different this time compared with previous given the questionable leaders they have now?
Afrikan,wasnt it also the reason the anc apply some creativity to that infamous Zuma nomination list pre-polokwane after they realised that “things were not going their way”in terms of getting more branches to adopt it?
Dont you think “you do not get to change the rules when things dont go your way” statement also applies to the corrupt anc as well?
By the way,are you,zodwa & co depending on government tenders for your businesses?How can you promote lies and failures and still live with yourself?
Afrikan – sorry for your pain, man.
The ‘cowards of polokwane’ as you call them, are the ‘heroes of Polokwane’ to all those who support them. Many see these guys as brave men and women, to go up against the mighty ANC.
The numbers are going to surprise you at the next elections. I consevatively estimate that 20 – 25% of voters will vote for COPE.
With an opposition alliance in the offing, it is not a ‘dream’ that the COPE alliance may find themselves unseating the ANC from power.
Nobody broke any rules. Well, maybe some ANC rules perhaps, but once a member disagrees, or steps out of an organisation, those rules dont apply.
If anything, the ANC leadership has been breaking rules by attacking the judiciary and hate speech.
Catch a wake up.
M y dear Madame Zod and Tshepo,
Firstly let me assure you that as Larry being white, I have my doubts if he and I would have a sort of agreement which would make me feel good “endorsing” what he said. However I would hasten to say that it is possible that Larry and I would agree on a whole lot of things if we were to sit and verbally discuss life in general. But there are some things that he and I do not agree on, but I find no need to discuss this here.
BUT, it has been found that Larry and I often compliment each other by means of blog comments, not in order to smooth our fur, but by often stating similar outlooks. Yes, we all compliment one another on excellent essays. what would life be like if we as “normal” people cannot say good things of others at times.
Like now I would like to commend Eli on the excellent essay which he wrote all for the sake of you Tshepo and then you still complain over Eli’s civil rights???
But you are correct on one thing Tshepo, you say “do a wise thing and vote for a better life for all” and “lets unite and look forward to winning by a massive majority” and I say ‘yes, by voting for a party that can make a difference’, vote COPE.
I even fixed your grammar.
And the question that you have not been answering Tshepo, is if Malema should be forgiven.. How do you feel??
Another thing that ANC supporters need to realise and understand, is that the ANC is not the only ‘voice of the people’.
The voice of the people is shared democratically by all political parties.
COPE is also the ‘voice of the people’. They are as entitled to that ‘voice’ as you are.
Further still, the NDR does not belong only to the ANC. The National Democratic Revolution has recently undergone a change of direction, and it is COPE that will be steering the development of the NDR. The nation will benefit.
You are a living example of what I call “Media interference in politics”. How long are we suppose to look at Malema?
It a tedious job reading your essays, we have other things to do man (keep it short).
Your people had a right to colonize other countries (as per you).
You are excellent in propaganda, you must become a speaker for the DA.
We are aware that the opposition will combine votes to unseat the ANC, that’s why Lekota is spending time visiting all of them.
Whether that happens, cope or any other would have not won over the ANC.
That’s what I call cowardice and dirty political tactics.
The ANC that failed you is the ANC which has changed its color like chameleons into COPE . You will still be voting for exactly the same people that failed you, wake up…
I’m not into tenders;
You are lost, confused and clouded if you think if you vote for ANC you will get a tender.
AA and BEE also apply in job positions in companies, what are you saying about that?
Your answer is Anele & Madisha so call Senior Cope leaders can we forgive them what their say about Jacob Zuma?
And other things is COPE is not a solutions to all the poor of the poorest because of the followings:
Firstly, the party doesnt have a leader, Secondly the oppose everything that the ANC is doing even when to the media by saying the removal of Thabo Mbeki was not Constitutional, guess what this was done fair and square as Mbeki fail the poor.
Lastly, Lekota is preaching to make us the poor 50/50 with the whites is that fair?
Whites are benefiting even now imagine when Uneducated Cope Leadership get on board that a recipe for disaster?
When i say vote for a Better life for all I mean ANC not Cope your Fool Sikodde with your hypocript??
I put my life on the line that Larry wont vote for Cope and he will never together with all the whites, their are doing this to eliminate the majority that our ANC have in the past….
Sure this is the only Political party that fight for the better life of the poor not the copy cat cope??
VIVA ANC VIVA ANC…
Cope takes Mda off air
04 December 2008
Ido Lekota and Anna Majavu
Shope not quitting
ANC warns on ‘imposed’ list
‘Poll coverage will be fair’
Limpopo mayors back at work
Anele Mda, leader of the Congress of People youth wing, has been gagged.
On Tuesday Mda was supposed to appear in a debate with Young Communist League leader Buti Manamela on e.tv’s 3rd Degree.
But Cope members told her to leave the studio because she had been replaced by Nqaba Bhanga.
Cope’s head of communication Phillip Dexter said yesterday that after discussions within the youth structure “a decision was taken” that Nqaba should replace Mda.
Dexter said he did not know why Mda went to the studio because she was aware of the new arrangement ahead of the show.
Manamela confirmed the incident concerning Mda being asked to leave the TV studio.
“It was very embarrassing to watch the Cope guys telling Anele to go,” he said.
Mda recently embarrassed the Cope leadership when she said that the ANC would legalise rape if Jacob Zuma were elected as national president.
Skodide,Never mind Tshepo’s poor comments,if you going be fixing his grammar,then you wont have much time left to send your comments.Good luck though!
And before i forget,Tshepo how are the preparations for the ANC Policy Conference in polokwane in 2012?Have you informed Zuma already about it?
One morning just before the 08H00 news on SAFM I listened to an interview of a Professor of history/polictics from one of the South African universities. His position was that there is no example in history of a revolutionary movement that, after the attainment of freedom, successfully governed the country without escaping problems of dictatorship, kleptocracy, corruption etc. He said the only way for a revolutionary movement to survive after that freedom was for it to change its tune altogether, or else to be disbanded. The professor cited examples of 20th century revolutionary movements from all over the world, including Castro and friends in Cuba,Mugabe in Zimbabwe and countless other African countries, countries in the East, and others. He made no mention of the ANC in the South African context, which I found curious.
I am not surprised at all. Judging from your short comment ,it seems very similar to the facts which i, and others, have been blogging in which we have been saying that one should just look to the North and take cognisance of what has been happening there for the past sixty years or so. I cannot remember which of the northen colonies was the first to go the independance route, however I can say for sure that it would have been one of the firdt to sink.I dont if im correct but I do believe it was Nigeria or Tanjanika [Tanzania] but which ever makes no difference at this stage.
Perhaps no mention was made of the ANC, but the meaning of his words is clear to us here on the ground in sunny RSA.
In our case, a substantial portion of the ANC liberation movement is calving off to form an opposition political party, which has the potential to normalise our political situation.
That is if, the ANC and its ‘support base’ can allow for the development of this democratic process, without becoming militantly opposed.
One can argue that the same occurred with Zimbabwe with the emergence of the MDC to rival Mugabes Zanu-PF.
Will we go the same way with the ANC obstinately holding onto power even if they eventually lose at the polls?
I dont think so. Even they can see the outcome of such a folly, and the world will not allow it this time.
Ray, today is the 17th September 2008. You asked your readers to forgive Malema because he had apologised for his remark about killing for Zuma.
With everything that the Jelly Tsotsi has said and done over the last ten months, do you honestly think that he is capable of remorse or deserves any forgiveness for spreading race hate at every public photo opportunity he creates?
I think you were either overly optimistic or naive, my friend.
Malema maybe a buffoon but he is also is an extremely dangerous buffoon.
The mine will be nationalised at some point in the not to distant future.
Malema should apologize by resigning , there should be no place for racists in the new south africa
I wonder what Malema is up to because I believe when he said that state more than in public he knew exactly what he was looking for and fortunately uZuma was elected as the president of ANC in Polokwana, now that he got what he wanted, uzama ukubhanxa oobani(who r u try to fool)? Shove your apology Mr. Malema, we knw You dnt have any respect for the people of this country the only person is the President maybe his the one who asked you to apologise
I meant to say WHEN HE SAID THE STATEMENT MORE THAN ONCE IN PUBLIC
If you want South Africa to be another zimbabwe then Julius Malema is the one to follow, it is easy to crerate a monster but very difficult to destoy it so nip it in the bud whilst it is just a sapling or pay the price.
the ANC has outlived its usefulness so pick anther party and bring these corrupter s back to planet earth.