Thursday, October 01, 2009

Malema threatens Nedbank

Johannesburg - ANCYL leader Julius Malema on Thursday threatened to "mobilise society" against Nedbank following a decision to withdraw its sponsorship from Athletics SA (ASA).

"Let them withdraw. We'll engage them and we'll expose them for who they are. We'll tell them the truth of why they are withdrawing, and we'll mobilise the South African society to know what Nedbank is," Malema told reporters in Johannesburg.

"That's what defines our struggle today - of people who are refusing to accept the transformation, to accept African leadership, to accept new development.

"Why are people - instead of celebrating and putting more money and more sponsorship - are now withdrawing? Are they sponsoring Leonard Chuene or are they sponsoring athletics in South Africa?" asked Malema.


He signalled a warning to the Yellow Pages sponsorship: "Yellow Pages, we are watching this space very closely," said Malema.
Nedbank pulled its sponsorship of the annual Matha Series races, the backbone of road running in the country.

"Nedbank’s dissatisfaction with the quality of delivery by ASA of some events in the City Marathon and Matha Series over the past years is well known and the negotiations to end the contract had commenced well before the start of the current controversy surrounding ASA," the bank said.

Malema said the ANC Youth League held a meeting with ASA president Leonard Chuene, who has been embroiled in controversy around the Caster Semenya gender saga. Chuene apologised 10 days ago for lying about claiming that he had no knowledge of the gender tests, which were done before and after Semenya won a gold medal in the World Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Chuene apology
"We said to him, 'You know, we're not convinced why you had to say you apologise. For what? Apologising for protecting one of our own? Apologising to fight for this woman to participate in the World Championships?' We wouldn't have apologised if it was us. There's no apology," said Malema.

Attacks in the media have left Chuene "weak".
"Mr Chuene... you finished him," Malema told reporters.

"It is in our culture in the ANC, we always sympathise with the weakest and in this... Mr Chuene is the weakest."

No decision-making body in the ANC had decided that he must be removed from office, said Malema, adding that he would defend Chuene if the issue was raised at Monday's national working committee meeting.

"The ANC.... will never call for Chuene to step down or be dismissed," said Malema, adding that it respected the decision by ASA to retain their president. He criticised Deputy Sport Minister Gert Oosthuizen for calling for Chuene's dismissal.

Concept of hermaphrodite

Malema also said the ANCYL would make it clear to the International Association of Athletics Federations that it should not "impose" its concept of "hermaphrodite" on South Africa.

Australian newspapers have reported that IAAF gender tests on Semenya suggested that she was a hermaphrodite.

"Hermaphrodite, what is that? Somebody tell me, what is hermaphrodite in Pedi? There's no such thing, hermaphrodite, in Pedi. So don't impose your hermaphrodite concepts on us.

"You are either a woman or a man. When a child is born you are announcing it's a baby girl or a baby boy. We have never heard in the village a child being projected, 'we are given a hermaphrodite'. There's never been such a thing in a village we come from.

"Why should we be told today our children are hermaphrodites?

She's a girl and why should we accept concepts that are imposed on us by the imperialists?

We will never agree to that concept. You are either a girl or a boy and that's it."
Malema later said he was not speaking in "scientific" terms but in "cultural" terms.

"This girl [Semenya] must be protected to continue to run as a girl."
Sponsorships Malema lamented the fact that none of the three medal winners from Berlin had been offered any sponsorships since their return home.

He said the ANCYL would double the amounts of money it was planning to give the athletes.
"For the first time, we bring three African children with medals in an African country, South Africa.

Corporate is not proud about that and we are told we must not talk about that we must keep quiet.
"If we talk about it, we are perpetuating divisions in this country... [but] we'll never, never keep quiet. "If it was somebody else [who had won medals in Berlin], they [sponsors] would have been lining up at the airport with already printed T-shirts and everything else in the name of their companies," said Malema.

"Who controls big corporates in South Africa? if you know that, then it will give you an answer why these people cannot get a proper sponsorship and that is what we must keep quiet to."

Where does one even begin to comment on this article?

This is a very dangerous man and we should not ever underestimate his ability to sow hatred against the whites. It is this same name calling and hate speech that has killed thousands of white people throughout Africa.

The words colonialists, imperialists, racists and boere have the exact connotation in South Africa as the words infidel has for the Muslims and these are used to sow hatred and prepare the nation to get rid of the whites.

We will underestimate this ape at our own peril.

12 Opinion(s):


" Why should we accept concepts that are imposed on us from the imperialists ? "

Well, without this concepts you, dear Foolius M. would not know what a wheel is, never mind driving a Mercedes Benz AMG for starters.
I agree this is a dangerous demagouge. What makes him so lethal is the IQ of his audience.

Anonymous said...

Should be a good lesson for any business. Never sponsor anything , because if you feel like withdrawing for whatever reason you have to deal with the Malema gang.

Grumbleguts said...

The Pope and Julius Malema are on the same stage in front of a huge crowd.

The Pope leans towards Julius and says, "Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, like that of your followers, but go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day and rejoice!"

Julius replied, "I seriously doubt that. With one little wave of your hand? Show me."

So the Pope slapped him.

Grumbleguts said...

Debatedly, the greatest athlete that lived was a squash player called Hashim Khan that won the British Open in 1951 to 1958. In short, some British army people clubbed together for the fare to get him to the UK, and the rest is history.
My point is that he had no sponsorship to speak of, no backing, no coach, not even any spare gear or spare racket. Today's overpaid pratts cannot get out of bed without help. Either the coach, the resident nurse, or the ever present psychologist has to be at their beck and call. Regarding squash, you think they were better players in the 50's? When Jonah Barrington won the British Open in 1967 for the first time, his coach Azim Khan, brother of Hashim, beat him 3-0 five times in a row the week before the match. Recently here in the UK, Ross Norman, ex world no 2, at 51 years old, beat the UK no 5, Nick Mathew 3-0 in a league match. Sponsorship? Too much money involved.
Which sane person would pay in the region of £25million for an immoral, foul-mouthed, arrogant yob?

Anonymous said...

@GG. I think Malema's response was more likely to be "Eish, my baas. Jy praat kak."

Anonymous said...

The aura of dange that hangs around Malema is only surpassed by the aura of stupidity that hangs around him.

Exzanian said...

Kudos to Nedbank. Foolyes has such a black inferiority complex! He is also aware of it, and furthermore that he can do nothing to help it. It is eating him up inside. This also highlights perfectly the situation with dese bleks. They would prefer to go back into stone age poverty on a principle and take the whole lot down with them, rather than reach out in true reconciliation.

Sean said...

What's the bet Petrol and Mercedez Benz don't appear in Pedi. So based on that, he should not have them since they cannot exist, as his argument goes. I will even bet that the word mansion doesn't appear either as well! What an twit!

Islandshark said...

@ Sean: You're wrong on the mansion - look up 2-bed thatched mud hut...

Viking said...

I predict a sharp rise in Nedbank shares....

Anonymous said...

@ Snake... Concur.

Dangerous little person.
Suffers from "small man" syndrome.
Suffers from "black is beautiful".
(Albeit slightly useless... ;-))
Sub optimal IQ.
Sub optimal IQ following.
Following 19 - 35.
19 -35 y.o. are most violent offenders.

This will not end well for whitey!

Anonymous said...

how can this fucking kaffir get away with hate speech like this?

this piece of shit should be cuffed and dragged to the international court of justice in the Hague and tried for promoting genocide against the whites n SA...

Where's Afriform?....