“You can go out. Rubbish is what you have covered in that trouser – that is the rubbish. That which you have covered in [your] clothes is rubbish, okay? You are a small boy, you can’t do anything. Go out, bastard! Go out! You bloody agent!”
This is one of the many laughable comments made by our very own ANCYL President Julius-I don’t think before I speak- Malema, to a noticeably incredulous journalist from the BBC.
Malema invited journalists to the ANC’s Luthuli House headquarters, in Johannesburg, to give them some insight to his momentous experience with Robert Mugabe in his recent visit to Zimbabwe, he is under the misguided perception that South Africa needs to follow in Zimbabwe’s footsteps in nationalisation and land redistribution programmes. He is also a firm believer that Zimbabwe is a shining example on the successes of BEEEEEEEEE………..no comment.
It seems that Julie was not content with leaving things there. After he unceremoniously booted the BBC journalist out onto the street for challenging the hypocritical statements made by Malemetjie about the Zimbabwean opposition party, the MDC, he continued with his tirade, spouting words of absolute genius that would make William Shakespeare proud-
“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,” well done Jules I’m glad you were able to ascertain that much, apart from woodwork, Geography must have been your second strongest subject in your final year of grade 2.
Jokes aside, I feel that this man has gone too far, you cannot verbally abuse a person representing a media giant such as the likes of the BBC and you can’t just chuck a person out for doing his job and asking relevant questions, what does this say about our country and its leaders? This little incident will bring on the full wrath of the international media which will in turn draw even more attention to the ANCYL and the ANC’s inadequacies.
Can anyone say ‘laughing stock’?