Let me tell you before you are tjatjarag (excitable, I think) – this is a building of a revolutionary party and you know nothing about the revolution. So here you behave or else you jump. Don’t laugh.
Chief, can you get security to remove this thingy.
If you are not going to behave, we are going to get security to take you out.
This is not a news room this, this is a revolutionary house and you don’t come here with that white tendency, not here. You can do it somewhere else, not here.
If you have got a tendency of undermining blacks even where you work, you are in the wrong place. Here you are in the wrong place.
Journalist: But that’s rubbish
Malema: You can go out…rubbish is what you have covered in that trouser – that is rubbish.
That which you have covered in [your] clothes is rubbish, ok?
You are a small boy you can’t do anything. Go out…bastard! Go out! You bloody agent!
We cannot be allowed to be undermined in our own terrain, you can do that in your own offices, but here, once you come in here – this is not a playground, this is Luthuli House. It’s the head quarters of a revolutionary party which has liberated the people of South Africa.
Here you come, you restrain yourself and behave in a manner that is befitting of being in the head quarters of the ANC.
It’s not a beer-hall here, it’s not a drunk beer-hall – cheap beer-hall, this. And you ask anybody including political parties which tried to undermine this house what happened to them.
You can undermine all of us but not the house. Never undermine the house. When you are here, you are in a different terrain. You are in our space and you are going to behave in a manner that is befitting of being in the ANC office.
You don’t howl here especially when we speak and you behave like you are in an American press conference? This is not America, it’s Africa.
You must behave in an African way. If you are in Rome you do as the Romans do.
These things you write about us and insulting us, that is your space [and] you can do as you wish. We don’t have a problem with that and we have accepted that you are abusing that space [and] you are abusing us in that space.
[But] you don’t come and abuse us in our own space, in our own house. This is my house and you will behave according to the rules of my house. We are not forcing anybody to be here. If you feel you are offended by the removal of this gentleman, you are most welcome to walk, you are free to go.
We don’t force anybody to come here. We would be worried if the SABC doesn’t come, but the rest of you to be honest, we really don’t care.
SABC is our own but the rest, it’s ok whether you come or you don’t come. We don’t have a problem.
And if you feel offended in solidarity with this gentleman, like the solidarity of other journalists who connived with a corrupt journalist which was exposed by the Youth League, you are again free to walk. The corridors are open.
Let’s not push each other to a point where we will have to engage each other differently because we are not going to be undermined by young boys and then we say ‘no, we need to restrain ourselves’.
When we are in the BBC studios you can pull us around and say whatever. You do that anyway when we have interviews with you. You just come in when we try to respond and you ask further questions…we never fight with you at that level, that’s your space. But here, my brother, you need to ask the South Africans – if you’re not – what the ANC is and what does the head quarters of the ANC mean to them.
So these are the head quarters of the ANC and we behave accordingly and like I said, if you fell offended, you can walk. There is no problem.
And this is not a threat to media freedom. Media freedom without limitations and journalists just running amok and wanting to undermine us like that – we are human beings.
We are not going to be looted here and harassed by journalists. You can do that to the elders and not to us. We are the youth and we will act in a youthful manner, if you know what it means.
So that is how we will act on anybody that seeks to undermine us.
The ANC is going to revive liberation movements all over Africa.
This guy is an absolute clown
I feel sorry for anyone who has to live and work with Malema. After a full day of being around him, you probably have a massive migraine.
Malema makes me feel absolutely terrified about the future of South Africa. He does not seem to even have the first modicum of mannersWho and where are his parents. They must be hanging their heads in shame.
Journalists have written how this fool is in fact an ‘astute’ politician – I think not, and this episode proves that, along with many recent mouthings of the fat boy.
Clearly his two-microamp brain has been conditioned to be anti-anything British, like this reporter, as a result of spending a few days with Mad Bob and his Zanu scum cronies.
He is far from ‘smart’ – in fact his mouth will get him dead I believe.
Do we not find it odd that the AWB has been silent these past few days on the subject of Malema and his singing?
I suspect that those ‘sleeping dogs’ are not lying quietly for nothing.
As a black woman, I am completely disgusted and embarassed by this man’s behavior. I am not a sellout, just a human being with values on how to treat other people. Does the ANC realize that the things he says completely destroy the image of the country?? And for him to use Luthuli House as an excuse to carry on the way he does?? This is not right!
The only way Malema knows to win an argument is to cry RACISM!!!!!!!! I will question the direction of this government should action not be taken at this late stage!
Why does the media entertain this unruly gentleman??? Exclude him from ALL media, including the SABC. No more TV, radio or press coverage. Nothing! He’s thriving on all the publicity and we’re dancing to his tune.
Somebody please tell me what the British journalist said or did so I can also understand why Malema reacted the way he did?
Wow, the rest world is probably laughing themselves in a coma
The one clown after the other wants to say something on the political stage, shame ….
It is the uneducated, stupid fools (black and white) that will ruin this wonderful country for all of us
@Thokozani – This is a section of the report in the UK Guardian online, the build up to Malema’s tirade.
“The row began when Malema, who has just returned from Zimbabwe, praised Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party and poured scorn on the “Mickey Mouse” opposition. He mocked exiles linked to the Movement for Democratic Change, led by Zimbabwe’s prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, for using offices in Sandton, a wealthy suburb of Johannesburg.
“They can insult us here from air conditioned offices of Sandton,” Malema told journalists at Luthuli House. “We are unshaken. They must stop shouting at us. They must go and fight for their battle in Zimbabwe and win … why are they speaking in Sandton and not Mashonaland or Matabeleland?”
As Malema went on, Fisher interjected: “You live in Sandton.”
Evidently stung, Malema replied: “Let me tell you, this is a building of a revolutionary party and you know nothing about the revolution.”
Fisher pressed: “So they’re not welcome in Sandton but you are?”
Malema snapped: “Here you behave or else you jump.”
This prompted laughter from Fisher and others.
“Don’t laugh,” Malema growled.”
As a former SA journalist currently working abroad, I am somewhat disappointed that other journalists did not take Malema up on his offer and leave – if not in solidarity with their colleague then at least as a show of disapproval at being spoken to in this manner. Shocking, but expected behaviour from a young man who has realised that his political future rests on his ability to re-ignite racial tensions. Anybody notice how the ANC’s internal divisions – so evident until very recently – no longer make the news. Malema has succeeded in changing the debate. Like Pres Mugabe, he has pinned his hopes to a groundswell of (understandable) resentment at the lack of progress – only he has learned that it is easier to blame whites than to find solutions to underdevelopment.
Malema is a fool a racist please for the sake of the whole africa the ANC has to react before it gets to late
Malema’s behaviour is deplorable. He believes that bravado without decorum makes him a revolutionary. He’s an oversized kid with a chip on his shoulder. Where was he when the apartheid police beat the struggle heroes? By the time he was 12, democracy had dawned in SA. He speaks of what he does not know, using a platform to vent his extreme hatred for white people. He wants what he cannot have, so he hates those who have it. The man is traumatised, almost psychopathic. He needs psychiatric intervention.
He just treated that journalist in a way that he hates blacks to be treated by whites.
He is a hypocritical ******* with no respect for anyone but his own hunger for power, the proper mannered way to dismiss a journalist is to tell him that he should refrain form questions for now, but instead Malema showed the world his low class and disrespect for other races.
The world bank has more than ampule reason not to grant the eskom loan.
It is quite strange that the media decided to report on the reaction by Malema and denied us the chance to judge what really prompted him to go on the attack on that gentleman. Thank you Nikki
Julius is rude, uneducated and does not think; I mean is he aware of the racial wars he is trying to cause, I mean, what is our President doing about all of this?
Something must be done, he cannot go about singing these offensive songs and spreading hate speech like this, I really feel he must step down as the Youth League president!
malema was right whats so special the british stupid racist jurno was patronising Luthuli,they always do that.Zim cops culd hev taught the small ******* a lesson.
Malema has just taught us what a bunch of idiots Africans can be. And he is not only talking for himself, he is talking for you as well since you elected him. Idiot.
Strange how the only people crying racist are JujuBabies and his supporters, all other comments refer to his crass, uneducated, popularist (non)personality and his targeted incitement.
JujuBaby’s smoke and mirror campaign:
1)Hide my self-enriching schemes and their corrupt nature
2)Hide my mistakes by inciting violence and nationalisation
3)Hide our failure by re-instigating the struggle (hatred for whites) and blame them for everything
4)Hide the mistakes and corruption of the Government
5)Distract the populace from the current moneymaking schemes of my Bosses in the ANC
By the amount of publicity and space he receives, I DO BELIEVE JUJUBABY WILL GET HIS BONUS NOW THAT ESKOM HAS GOTTEN THEIR LOAN
What a moron! Only the ANCYL can look at the chaos, abuse, poverty and economic collapse in Zim and approve! Nobody sounds more like Mad Bob than Malema. At least Mugabe’s madness only came through in his old age, Malema is not yet 30 – how cooked is this palooka gonna be in 20yrs?
I just wish all the journalists had got up and walked out in solidarity. We keep giving this clown what he wants: more press.
I agree with Woody. The journalists should have walked out in solidarity. It is a sad world that they publish the hate speech which Malema is talking. Avoiding him like the child he would be better – don’t give him time.
Julius Malema will go down in history.
As the new architect of apartheid.
As a blackman so to say, I did not elect him and do not agree with the **** that comes out of his mouth. he is full of racist remarks. He is just like Bob who blames the west for every error in Zim, so if Malema becomes a preseident as Zuma said, be afraid, be so afraid. I am so Afraid for the future of my kids with him up there. He needs history lessons and someone to teach him manners. Please Mr. Zuma. do that for us if that wil work for you.
When Malema refers to the ANC headquarters, he would do well to remember the legacy of Albert Lutuli – that of a man committed to non-violent peace struggle. A true leader, unlike Malema, who is just a common thug.
Jonah Fisher – you are officially my hero. Hope you had a good laugh.
this guy is so selfish and inconcidarate of others,what is he achiving in destroying ANC and Suoth Africa as a whole is disappointed.he cant fight fire with fire this was suppose to be time of better chage in Manzi.
Take away the stage and the clown will have no-one to preform for! I pity those who stand behind an uneducated idiot like Malema. Viva those who disown him VIVA!!
the time he was voted the ANCY,I thought he was going to bring chage but he destroying everything ANC worked hard for expecially utata,and what he is dong is foolishness,its like this guy has a mission of destroying ANC,what his doing is so old like apharheid,what exaple he is isueing to his children,thy shoul be embarassed by what he said.I would not call him a hero not in this life time cause he is far from being one.
The media journalists and editors are considering a news blackout on Malema and his antics. This is just a mini tantrum and will not happen.
If the media were to refuse taking money from the ANC to promote themselves and campaign for elections, then I would be impressed, but this too will not happen. None in the fourth estate are that noble. They are slaves to the news, and Malema makes news.
It is up to us. Several commentators above, markedly black commentators, are showing disgust for Malema and the ANC. VOTE OPPOSITION at the next elections in 2011 and if you cannot bring yourself to do this then DONT VOTE at all. Spare us from a Mugabe government.
Tell them Juju,tell them
How quickly did Mal-***** change the topic of him also living in Sandton, to blaming whatever **** he could think of on a journalist?
It is incredibly sad to see the attention and response given to Julius Malema – the West would be wise to consider carefully how this response only ignites further manic responses in people like Malema, Hitler, Mugabe to name but a few. Malema has much to hide and is using the diatribe of hateful, racist rhetoric to take attention away from the issues that could well destroy him
It is with grate shame that I have to admit that I am living in South Africa. Where the government is failing their people, black, white, Indian and all races. I was born in the apartheid years, at the age of 12 the new government came to stand, I will never approve of what happened in the apartheid years, but I am being targeted and punished as a white for what happened when `n was still innocent, and so is my child a victim of her skin color. Women are being raped, men ripped of the pride as the have to watch, and children are being killed. Where is my human right? Why isn`t any of the abroad countries intervening like they did in the apartheid regime? This is just the tip of the ice burg. Then they want us to be proudly South African, I ask you how that must be done?
Why is it that everyone is expecting Zuma, the media etc to do something to stop this man? As if we have no rights at all. I agree with the comments above, no stage… and he is gagged. If the media won’t boycott him for their headlines, maybe we need to put our money where our mouths are – become proactive and boycott any publication/ tv channel that headlines and promotes his name and antics….. money makes the world go round and that power is all sitting in our hands!!! Lets take the future back into our own hands!!!
Its so sad to realise that all those insulting words originated from the fact that Malema lives in Sandton.
As for the Media I would suggest they discontinue writing Malema’s articles.They serve no good purpose and the media is busy watering such.
Disgustful and not worthy to be a leader. Once again a proof. How long do we have tu carry this burdon of Julius Malema? I feel sorry and very sad about South Africa and the future if this person is not kept under control. This racistic and inhuman behaviour can not be tolerated – but the ANC keeps nearly quiet once again. Are they scared of him? Do they agree with him?
What would our Mhlonishwa Baba Mandela say about it? I am sorry – once again!
The man’s as sharp as a soccerball
I too was born in the apartheid times and i have never been racist nor any of my family members. Malema speaks of South Africans like South Africans are all black, this infuriates me so much cos i have always been proud of my home and now he is saying its not my home? im confused…
what makes a South African Malema…? cos there is no way in hell it is the colour of my skin!!!!!!!! and you will never take that away from me! I can promise you that there are many other young ppl in our country (of all races) that feel the same way i do!
so here is a promise Malema, u WILL NOT succeed in your little game. Our South African youth will rise up TOGETHER! The world calls us a rainbow nation for a reason and you are not so special that you can take that away from us. This little white girl Loves her country and i can assure you that there are many others in OUR nation that feel the same way! (of all colour, culture and background) WHO ARE YOU TO BE THE JUDGE OF WHAT BECOMES OF OUR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A wise man said: ” When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good
men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men
must commit themselves to the glories of love.
Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must
seek to bring into being a real order of justice”
Who do you whant to be?
nyaluwo wee malema, you and president jz need to stop turning this country into a war zone or a place where you practice polygamy
“nyaluwo wee vho-malema” you and president jz must stop turning this country into a war zone or a place where you practice polygamy
Julius Malema is ‘n dom kaffer, hahahaha
Skiet die kaffer vrek
malema malema he needs to attand engar manangement classes.
The probability that you did not spell your own name correctly is very high.
the british jurno deserved wat he got.we r tired of thiz racist white pple u think they r better than us.lyk it o nt SA iz 4 the blackman whether we r intelligent ,use juju or wat .go back to England if u hv a problem