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Malema makes front page of UK Financial Times

By Sowetan LIVE | Mar 14, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 109 ]

EFF Leader Julius Malema features on the front page of UK's Financial Times with an article titled "Malema targets big game in ANC's heartland". Malema was quoted in the paper as saying: "we are worse than the way were during apartheid".

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BrothaX

One can never trust these overseas tabloids and journos.

Mar 14, 2014 9:12 | 3 replies

RobinX

The Financial Times is hardly a "tabloid", you moron.

Mar 14, 2014 9:18 | 0 replies

Maduvula

tabloid? wonder where MommaC is!

Mar 14, 2014 9:32 | 0 replies

MthimbanaT

I guess you can trust at he New Age and Gupta TV

Mar 14, 2014 10:6 | 0 replies

pinesoul

I think the Uk is starting to see potential in the Malema leadership.

Mar 14, 2014 9:13 | 6 replies

BOKKER

I agree. Just like they saw the potential in Jean Bedel Bokasa.

Mar 14, 2014 9:23 | 0 replies

Malambakupikwa

They tried to avoid him but they cannot anymore...

Mar 14, 2014 9:46 | 0 replies

FarCeSpotter

Hahaha you are mistaken. They reason why they publish this is to inform their reader - not about how good Malema is, but rather that there are opportunity to gain financially here. This can be done either by 1) Moving your investments out as they are surely to depreciate, or 2) Realise that again SA is going to be so busy navel gazing and occupied with politics that they can be exploited once again. These people are wiser than us.

Mar 14, 2014 11:56 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ FarCeSpotter. You are a true prophet....

Mar 14, 2014 12:0 | 0 replies

Touch2020

@Farce---- "wiser than us"==== Please speak for yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 14, 2014 1:13 | 0 replies

FarCeSpotter

Hey Touch. Wiser than you then? Or just wiser than me, with you being wiser than me and them? Or wiser than me only (myself) - which leaves them still wiser as you? I am not sure if I'm wise enough to understand your point.

Mar 14, 2014 4:5 | 0 replies

BOKKER

This is a very very very bad thing. This is going to be expensive in terms of jobs. It is expensive in terms of everything The ZUPTAnoids have put a monster in amongst us. Just as JUJU put Zupta in amongst us. I can smell the death of millions wafting on the breeze already

Mar 14, 2014 9:14 | 1 replies

MasheleJ

"Be careful for what you wish for" is an idiom the ANC wuz thinking is jus' an old wives tale. Now the biter getting bit - hard, eh?

Mar 14, 2014 10:9 | 0 replies

RobinX

With a platform lilke that it is such a pity for him that he can't make a decent intelliguible sentence.

Mar 14, 2014 9:17 | 19 replies

PonkoFontoyo

Don't be jealous!

Mar 14, 2014 9:24 | 0 replies

BOKKER

LOL@Ponko. This is like making the most wanted list you fool.

Mar 14, 2014 9:30 | 0 replies

BOKKER

They are warning people that this criminal is on the loose in SA and they better beware. Its showing just how boneheaded you bunch of brickbrained supporters actually are and that please do not waste another cent helping or supporting or investing in these cretins.Let them brurn themselves and die. That is what this is about you wannabe cannibal.

Mar 14, 2014 9:31 | 0 replies

Malambakupikwa

Really? You seem to be living in a different planet.

Mar 14, 2014 9:42 | 0 replies

RobinX

"Jealous"????? Who, me? Of what? His terrible English? Don't make me laugh.

Mar 14, 2014 10:8 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ BOKKER. Take it easy please! We NEED these cretins to divert support away from the ANC leadership. Evolution being what it is these idiots gonna write themselves off, inna great African tradition of being able to seriously damaging even an anvil, sooner or later! Only then will the long awaited African revival begin in our country. You an' me may not live long enough to see this happen but it's, imho, inevitable...

Mar 14, 2014 10:16 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

Or, to be more succinct - somebody gotta be responsible for taking out the trash. Thank y'all at EFF...

Mar 14, 2014 10:18 | 0 replies

Jinghu

@Robin - English is not his first language. Your Xhosa or Zulu is much worse.

Mar 14, 2014 10:27 | 0 replies

RobinX

Stupid response Jinghu. I'm not talking to a respected British paper..... nor to some Zulu or Xhosa publication. Try not to be totally dof, okay. I know it's friday, but don't rest your brain just yet.

Mar 14, 2014 10:47 | 0 replies

Jinghu

RobinX - You say Malema's English is terrible I say your Zulu or Xhosa is worse. How am I dof or how is my brain at rest?

Mar 14, 2014 11:2 | 0 replies

RobinX

I'm saying that that is irrelevant as I am not eagfer to make an impression on anyone and also I am not talking to a respected British paper. Is that plain enough for you now? If I were to be talking to a Zulu publication, I would get someone to write my speech for me - someone proficient. Please do try and think!

Mar 14, 2014 11:15 | 0 replies

Jinghu

Then you off the mark because he is not trying to make impression to anyone. The content of what he is saying is what counts, not his proficiency of the language. Can you for once explain to people without throwing some cheap sorts like "try to think", "f00l", "brain damaged", "idiot", etc? Is it your polio day today or your normal self today?

Mar 14, 2014 11:23 | 0 replies

RobinX

Ag fukkit, Whatever. No point in trying to reason with you. Bye and have a lovely weekend.

Mar 14, 2014 11:33 | 0 replies

BhutPapi

@RobinX, speaking fluent english does not difine a person's intelligence, its not even a sign that you are educated. I just don't think its fair to judge Malema's IQ based on english but i understand he is not your favourite person maybe because he barks a lot.

Mar 14, 2014 12:5 | 0 replies

Touch2020

@Robinx ===== Such argument is below the belt. As a proud Black man, English language is foreign to me and I do not regret that. Having said so, I only learn and use english for communication purposes and not to master the language because I do not have interest in becoming what i am not. By engaging a White man is his language does not mean I owe him anything excpet doing that person a favour. White SouthFricans should be thankful of the genrosity of South African Blacks in as far as communication is concerned.

Mar 14, 2014 1:19 | 0 replies

RobinX

Below the belt it is NOT. There are plenty of people who make a better effort. And with respect, when one enters the public arena one needs to improve communication skills. That being said, I don't really care either way. I believe he would have made a better impression is all I was saying, and if you have a problem with that, with respect, it is your problem and not mine. My English is fine. Now please try and see the thing in the correct context and stop playing the victim. Skwama and others were in the same boat as you, and with respect, his English is excellent. There is nothing wrong with trying to learn an international language in this global economy. You choose not to, you lose. Simple. Bye!

Mar 14, 2014 2:8 | 0 replies

Touch2020

@Robinx ------- GLOBAL ECONOMY????????????????????????????? You mean WHITE MONOPOLY???????????????????????

Mar 14, 2014 2:15 | 0 replies

RobinX

Oh fukkin grow up, man. SInce when are Japanese, Chinese, Nigerians etc white. God your racism is so absurd. You walk around with this insane unwarranted burden all the time, I really feel so sorry for you. There is just no hope for such incredibly determined a$$holes.

Mar 14, 2014 2:31 | 0 replies

Touch2020

@Robinx --- Asssholllleee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is that your contribution to my question?????????????????That says a lot about you and your upbringing. Globalisation is about White Monopoly!!! Preiod................whether you are a denialist or blind loyalist.

Mar 14, 2014 3:20 | 0 replies

Maduvula

but Malema is indeed a big threat to ANC's grip on power! this is getting interesting, however most who follow and love him wont vote this year due to age.

Mar 14, 2014 9:36 | 2 replies

Malambakupikwa

Your stats of Malema's followers is based on what?

Mar 14, 2014 9:41 | 0 replies

Touch2020

@Malamb....++++++++ EFF stats based on the rallies and membership audits.

Mar 14, 2014 1:21 | 0 replies

lule

Financial Times with Political News,not making sense to me......fake

Mar 14, 2014 9:38 | 8 replies

Malambakupikwa

Remember politicians passes financial regulations...

Mar 14, 2014 9:40 | 0 replies

BOKKER

Ignorance is not a virtue. This IS financial news bonehead. Whe a country has DOOOOOOOM written all over its future thats big financial news. So this means investors that might have come here will now go to Kenya or Nigeria. Thats what you have achieved you simpleton.

Mar 14, 2014 9:41 | 0 replies

Malambakupikwa

Bokker Nigeria is worse is so deeply rooted in corruption due to its massive oil reserves and they are killing each other in religious turmoil.

Mar 14, 2014 9:46 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ Malambakupikwa. Too true! Africa is rooted in corruption! Europe is rooted in corruption! In fact, barring a few Scandinavian countries where corruption is relatively insignificant, global corruption is a huge issue! And that seriously limits our ability to improve the plight of the poor. As I see the issue, we simply running from fire to fire with totally inadequate equipments - thanks to the corrupt individuals amongst us! "Love of money issa root of all Evil" still be true 2000 years later. more...

Mar 14, 2014 10:28 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

If'n y'all consider the huge potential economic opportunities created by the demise of the hated-and-evil-aparthheid regime - happily,'nuther victim of the evolutionary process - y'all should understand the much larger potential opportunities to be unlocked by the demise of corruption! Imagine a country where the once poverty-stricken communities are in a financial condition to become avid consumers of high end products and not these current "Geffin goods" being used to exploit the aspirations of the poor! Win - win situation! Viva capitalism!

Mar 14, 2014 10:37 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

"Giffen good's" are typically inferior products that don't have easily available substitutes, as a result of which the income effect dominates the substitution effect. Goods of low quality which people on low incomes spend a disproportionate amount of their income, and which typically experience a fall in demand when people's incomes rise --- So shoot me - I'm a poor speller...

Mar 14, 2014 10:53 | 0 replies

BOKKER

Malambakupikwa what you are describing is what SA is heading for in fifth gear. Just no oil. So why would anyone care. Thats the truth boetman. Suck it up

Mar 14, 2014 12:39 | 0 replies

Maduvula

he banna! really? politics and politics a is like husband and wife.

Mar 14, 2014 1:33 | 0 replies

lule

Well Mr Malema if it was still Apartheid you wouldnt be having any idea of how Sandton looks like,neither seeing a Range Rover,yo @ss will be still down there in Limpopo hunting and gathering.And you sound you can bring back Apartheid and this will be Cultural Apartheid.

Mar 14, 2014 9:44 | 0 replies

Vote_EFF

I do agree 100% with CIC. De zANC of today is betraying its people & continues to undermine the collective wisdom of the revolutionary masses. We are going to see some dramatic changes this time around, come May 7. People of this country had ENOUGH & they are very GATVOL with zuma & his cronies.....

Mar 14, 2014 9:45 | 1 replies

BOKKER

Collective WHAT of the revolutionary masses?. Are you furken insane. Anyone who thinks a red beret is a good idea is officially crazed with hate and stupidity. There is no wisdom in that.

Mar 14, 2014 1:0 | 0 replies
Mar 14, 2014 9:48 | 2 replies

MthimbanaT

Clearly you are one of those who cares. Otherwise you would. It have read and even posted a comment. Feeling threatened by the Jujuboy, mhn?

Mar 14, 2014 10:46 | 0 replies

MthimbanaT

Clearly you are one of those who cares. Otherwise you would not have read and even posted a comment. Feeling threatened by the Jujuboy, mhn?

Mar 14, 2014 10:59 | 0 replies

Tango

Front page without a picture is not worth it, i wonder what are thiEFF supporters are celebrating here.

Mar 14, 2014 10:11 | 2 replies

MasheleJ

The sad reality of this FT article, on a slow news day, is that although Malema scores a few centimeters of media noise in it - very few of his potential supporters can or will be influenced by it 'cos it's way above their pay-grade. He'd be doing much better if'n the local news media treated him less than "jus' a joke" and took him more seriously. But that ain't gonna happen 'cos his track record set in stone...

Mar 14, 2014 11:10 | 0 replies

Touch2020

What is there to celebrate??????????????????? Capitalist newspaper does not deserve a revolutionary picture in its cover pages.............

Mar 14, 2014 1:52 | 0 replies

Jinghu

It's only a matter of time before he rules South Africa. His willpower is resilient to all kinds of persecutions that can be thrown at him. ##clapping hands##

Mar 14, 2014 10:12 | 13 replies

MasheleJ

@ Jinghu. "His willpower is resilient..." LOL Substitute "desperate" for "willpower" an' the pitcher becomes clearer. This "willpower is resillient" nonsense of your'n wern't 'nough to prevent him from being prosecuted - by a sleepy NPA deployment - for speeding or losing his election subscription fee court challenge, nor preventing his'n sequestration an' certainly won't aid hisself in his upcoming fraud, corruption and tax-evasion cases. Nor did it assist his whingeing an' whining 'bout being booted outa the ANCYL and the ANC. All he's been successful at is gathering a bunch of half-baked malcontents who collectively have no future 'cos they ain't gotta clue 'bout nuthin'! The South African population are generally tired of being lied at and abused as patsies by whatever kiddy wanna play next with them. The wise money gonna bet agin him - 'cos of this track record! I betting on it too 'cos I have full confidence in my judgements... Werry, werry seldom am I wrong - and yes! I'm biting my tongue!

Mar 14, 2014 12:19 | 0 replies

Jinghu

Boss, I am talking about what I see. Attempts have been made to take him down but he always manages to bounce back. Look at the support he's got. And by the way ne, I am no EFF neither a supporter. I am stating the obvious. Like him or hate him, the boy is courageous and he won't stop at anything, at least not now. He is a charismatic leader and very influential one. Actually at this moment, he is the most powerful politician in South Africa in terms of influencing the people.

Mar 14, 2014 12:30 | 0 replies

BOKKER

Mash you are setting the blog alight with your prose and insight. Glad to share a foxhole wit' youse.

Mar 14, 2014 12:41 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ Jinghu. Thanks fer your response! The way I'm seeing it is he's fallen way down from the "high" table to a level where he now forced to make populist "type" promises that have no chance, at all, of fruition in order to ensure any sort of future for hisself. That's hardly "bouncing back", eh? Sure, I give him credit for not "folding" sooner and hanging on, yes; but even a drowning man has hope and the age of miracles ain't yet past! Normally, I wouldn't even bother about his antics but we "need" him as a distraction from ANC leadership support. But he certainly ain't the paragon of competent governance we currently need...

Mar 14, 2014 1:8 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ BOKKER. Betimes, I'm thinking that only yerself and Jinghu bother reading my drivel but I do try to be educational for the benefit of those who'd like to expand their horizons. I come away daily from the internet a far, far wiser person and I'd love to see many more benefit from the occasional hint of a greater world outside. That said, I like y'all to address me inna future as "Comrade Viva Capitalism, Viva!"

Mar 14, 2014 1:16 | 0 replies

Jinghu

Ai!! I don't know how to explain this now. Let me try for the last time. I personally don't want Malema for president. Having said, he tells people what they want to hear and so far he is the only one who masters that currently than all SA politicians. Many people follow him and he is influential to them. That is a fact, and that's makes him powerful. Your opinion and discrediting him doesn't count much to them. LOL. Sinudeity has been preaching Julius going to jail donkey years ago, but he still here, even next year he will still be around. He is not going anywhere. What people need to do is to fight Julius politically and stop insulting him calling him stupid and all that. He ain't stupid. He knows what he wants. Unfortunately, what he wants is likely to take the country down the drain.

Mar 14, 2014 1:20 | 0 replies

Jinghu

MasheleJ - "BOKKER. Betimes, I'm thinking that only yerself and Jinghu bother reading my drivel but I do try to be educational for the benefit of those who'd like to expand their horizons.". ========= = Actually, I used to read your posts, but your style of writing is irritating. Maybe that's why some people don't read your posts. These "yall's ", "inna" is irritating and sometimes when I read your comments and come across that I skip to the next comment. Oh! The same goes for BOKKER's comments, his style is also irritating, that's why I don't finish reading his comments. Keep it simple and people will read.

Mar 14, 2014 1:41 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ Jinghu. None of us here have any political savvy! All we can do is repeatedly warn of the dangers associated with his "policies. A quick look at the recent past of the Venezuelan economy will bring a sober light into anyone's eyes who is able to grasp the parallels between Malema's and Chavez's ideologies - both being unworkable and thus disasterous...

Mar 14, 2014 1:41 | 0 replies

Jinghu

MasheleJ - I agree that Malema is dangerous. We both agree on that. Having said that, he is powerful. Look at this way; Hitler was powerful, yet dangerous. That is my point about Julius.

Mar 14, 2014 1:45 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

@ Jinghu. I couldn't care less 'bout who reads what and why! I'm havin' fun and that all that really be important. Kindly note that there are many, many papers, journals, books and learned writings published in styles that most of us ain't comfortable with. If'n y'all cain't hack it then you gonna be the deprived ones. Not me, thank you Virginia! All is grist to my vast mill...

Mar 14, 2014 1:48 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

You now jus' reaching for straw! Read the "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" - as I did inna '60's - and y'all find no comparable parallels or causes at all....

Mar 14, 2014 1:54 | 0 replies

Touch2020

@Jinghu ---- Spot on brother/sister. Malema is more famous and influencial than any other politician in this country. On Alexandra Forbes list he appears in the TOP 10 in the world of politics. Jealousy sometimes make people blind and do not mind those. If John Robbie of Radio 702 can acknowledge Malema's political worth, I am satisfied and do not bother about izimfamona.

Mar 14, 2014 1:57 | 0 replies

MasheleJ

Now I gotta go do the weekend shopping. Y'all have a "nice" weekend now, hear?

Mar 14, 2014 1:59 | 0 replies