Mbalula turns on old friend Malema


September 16 2013 at 12:33pm , By Bongani Hans

Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula (right) has turned on his former friend and political ally Julius Malema, saying the Economic Freedom Fighters' leader would be brought to his knees in the general elections next year. File photo: Bongiwe Mchunu

Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula (right) has turned on his former friend and political ally Julius Malema, saying the Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader would be brought to his knees in the general elections next year. File photo: Bongiwe Mchunu

Durban – Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula has turned on his former friend and political ally Julius Malema at a rally in Durban, saying the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) leader would be brought to his knees in the general elections next year.

Addressing ANC supporters, who had packed the Currie’s Fountain Stadium for a Youth League rally at the weekend, Mbalula said Malema was not an example to be followed.

“Don’t follow people who are directionless. Don’t follow back-stabbers. The person who will remove the ANC from power is yet to be born,” he said.

Directly attacking Malema, Mbalula said: “This person does not even have Standard 10 (Grade 12). The ANC had made him someone important. When he is removed from the position he forms his own party.”

He said the ANC’s doors were still open to those who had been misled by Malema.

Malema and Mbalula, both former ANC Youth League presidents, were once close allies but alienated many in the ANC with their failed “Forces of Change” campaign to oust Jacob Zuma.

Malema, who was expelled from the ANC, has since formed the EFF, but Mbalula mended fences and retained his position in the government.

Mbalula said the ANC’s election campaign would ensure that the EFF did not survive theelections.

Malema and others should have respected the decisions taken in Mangaung to retain Zuma as the party president, he added.

“In the ANC we were taught to respect and accept majority decisions,” he said.

He also reaffirmed his support for Zuma.

Malema could not be reached for comment and EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi did not respond to queries from The Mercury on Sunday.

The Mercury

Source:  http://www.thepost.co.za/mbalula-turns-on-old-friend-malema-1.1578205#.Ujd8rqqtzqo

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8 Replies to “Mbalula turns on old friend Malema”

  1. Mbalula turns to be an opportunist… his now zuma s hau hau puppy jst for the sake of the position. xem we on the grounds own the ballot results jst keep on misusing state resource cum 2014 you wil vomit

  2. I do not support malema, but there is no doubt in my mind that compared to mbalula he is a genius. Atlist Malema has resolved to stand on his own two feet instead of remaining in ship that has already sunk, you are the biggest idiot of them all mbalula and if you are so pro-matric, why don’t you also advise your president, hey you can’t since you are a zombie who can’t think logically…

  3. Im disapointed by Mbalula,he has turned his back on the very same person who was kicked out of the ANC because of supporting him.Mbalula is the most pathetic politician i have ever seen,he lacks back bone.As a leader you must stand your ground Just like malema has done,for this i respect Malema.I feel sorry for Mbalula because Zuma’s CAMP does not have messy,they will crush him one day and he will be alone,because that time Malema wont accept him and the ANC will have used him like a condom.Malema has been there for Fikile and this is the thanks he is giving to Malema.

  4. I have been respecting mbalula for ages.It never come to my mind that he can be such a fool.His utterances are childish and non-political.He sound like somebody who never set a foot at school himself.

  5. don’t be worried commanders by the pusillanimous deportment of the likes of BOMBALULA. talk is cheap so lets eat a humble pie and let the numbers do the talking….remember mbalula just went to initiation school last week, so he is still young… le se ka tshosa ke go nona la bona okare ke monna ntwela ….esa diyo ba ngwana…… kera tlotlitlo, nonooooo, ntshimaneeee ……….#playing with a kid#

  6. Mbucs, cowards die many times before their actual death, but the brave never taste of death but once. Leave Julius alone. We know that your words are being sponsored for a position next year. Tell us about the political programs and how the Nkandla report is going, that’s what we are interested in.

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