Outburst makes Malema a music star

THE outburst by ANCYL president Julius Malema during a media briefing where he kicked out a BBC journalist last week has become a dance floor hit.

THE outburst by ANCYL president Julius Malema during a media briefing where he kicked out a BBC journalist last week has become a dance floor hit.

Malema's attack directed at Jonah Fisher has been turned into House mu sic .

The remixes are now being played at parties and other gatherings.

They are also being exchanged via MMS and bluetooth by youths.

One of the songs, House of Revolution, has received constant air play on 5FM. It has been viewed by more than 2500 people on Youtube.

Trailing it is another remix by DJ Underscore, which has been viewed by almost 200 people in three days.

The most popular remix is byThe Cartel, which has been viewed by more than 5000 people in a week.

Malema's lawyer Tumi Mokoena said he had not spoken to him about getting royalties for the songs.

Mokoena said he had not heard the songs.

Bowman Gilfillan attorneys' director Eugene Honey said Malema did not have any copyrights over the remixes.

"Copyright has to be in material form. It must be written down, maybe on a CD," he said.

But young people have different views about the songs.

Palesa Tshatsinde from Midrand said they should be banned.

"What he said was unnecessary and it has an impact on us because the person (Malema) represents us all.

"He degraded and embarrassed the youth," she said.

Bontle Phiri said: "I like it, it makes me laugh and you can dance to it. But what is sad is that a leader said those things," she said.

Nkuli Mngcungusa said it was a common trend in the country for leaders to talk rubbish.

"Do not blame the people who remixed it."

She said the song was an was an embarrassment to Malema and must be played to constantly remind him of his stupid utterances.

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