The top ten Julius Malema quot

Julius Malema’s EFF party represents the extreme end of anti-imperialist discourse, in which Robert Mugabe is at the forefront of economic liberation

The top ten Julius Malema quotes

As Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters are dismissed from the National Assembly merely weeks into the new parliamentary session, we’ve compiled some unique pearls of wisdom from the revolutionary leader, who forever has changed the way we look at berets…

The top ten Julius Malema quot

Julius Malema’s EFF party represents the extreme end of anti-imperialist discourse, in which Robert Mugabe is at the forefront of economic liberation

Causing considerable outrage after his first parliamentary speech, ‘Juju’ and the EFF were booted out of parliament and will be facing disciplinary action after Malema accused the ANC of being behind the 2012 massacre at Lonmin’s Marikana mine in Rustenburg.

Malema had broken several parliamentary rules of conduct already before delivering his accusations against the ANC, causing National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise to have the EFF escorted out of parliament under great commotion.

This wasn’t, however, the first occasion on which Julius Malema managed to create controversy; known as the enfant terrible of South Africa’s democracy, Malema’s quotes, soundbites and one-liners often beggar belief and cause outrage. Love him or hate him, ‘Juju’ knows how to stir up a debate, even if his English grammar skills may not always meet the highest of standards.

So here’s a “best of Julius Malema” to spoil your day and think about what SA’s future may look like if it were left in Malema’s hands; chances are, the EFF and the ANC may yet reconcile, giving Jacob Zuma his coveted two-third majority needed to push any draconian law through parliament.

JUJU’s views on being kicked out of the ANC Youth League (and condoms):

“We are used like toilet paper that is flushed in the toilet. We are used like condoms — those who use condoms will know how condoms work, they use them and they throw them somewhere else.”

JUJU’s impression of the Democratic Alliance (DA):

I only debate with serious political youth formations. Not a group of the racist Helen Zille’s garden boys.”

JUJU’s esteem on former DA Parliamentary Leader Lindiwe Mazibuko:

“She is a tea girl for the madam – she must stay there in the kitchen.”

malema parliamentJUJU’s perspectives on land redistribution:

“Afrikaner farmers have only one passport. They have nowhere to go.”

JUJU’s tips on how to save on E-tolls:

“You must never buy an E-Tag, when they stop you and ask you your E-Tag, simply show them your red beret.”

JUJU’s vision on Capitalism:

“Because Capitalists got some small mentality. Capitalists suffers from the mind of a rat. They think if there is going to be an uprising [it] is only the ANC which is going to be overthrown. They don’t know that we will start with them.”

JUJU’s strategy on combatting the Boko Haram terrorist threat in Nigeria:

“You can fight a good fight without engaging in stupid tactics that undermine the intelligence of African people. […] Let us not reduce our political battles and grievances into kidnapping of beautiful, innocent young girls. Whatever the grievance in Nigeria, it can fought through elections.”

JUJU’s instructions on how be a good journalist:

“You behave or else you jump.”

JUJU’s insights on the United States:

“They can’t think. They don’t know politics. Every year you are bombing this or that nation, because of your thirstiness for blood. We want to ask a simple question to the imperialists. Are you not tired of seeing blood every year? You blood thirsty imperialists.”

JUJU’s response to being threatened with disciplinary procedures in parliament:

“Chair, when police reduce crime you come here and say the ANC has reduced crime. When police kill people, you don’t want us to come here and say the ANC government has killed people. That is inconsistent, honourable chair.”


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