Malema hijacked the bus

THE DA joined thousands of South Africans in welcoming Team SA athletes at OR Tambo International Airport.

Though the ANC and its alliances outnumbered the DA and other opposition parties and had every intention of politicising the event, they nevertheless felt the opposition's presence as both the DA and Cope were out in numbers.

Gold medallist Caster Semenya was moved to tears when she realised the tremendous support she was being given the youth of Mzansi.

In spite of the fact that the welcome was hijacked by the ANC and its allies, a big thumbs up has to go to Team SA and a special round of applause to Semenya for making Mzansi women proud during Women's Month.

We feel that Semenya deserved what South Africans did for her and other athletes since she was harassed tremendously by the IAAF with the gender test saga.

Though all the proceedings went well one has to ask why ANC Youth League president Julius "Go back to school" Malema was escorted by the SAPS in the bus reserved for Team SA athletes?

Malema is as an uneducated politician who holds no official position in the government or in any athletics body or federation and one wonders why he was escorted in the athletics bus?

It is unfortunate that, with Young Communist League general secretary Buti Manamela and the ANC Women's league, they are politicising sport and athletes by ambushing their success and taking over celebrations that belong to the country, not to any political party out to score cheap political points.

Malema, no journalist gets a job by being elected by naked youths like you did. Journalists go to school. Leave journalists alone.

Councillor Toni Molefe,City of Johannesburg, Democratic Alliance