Malema: It's now NUM Pty Ltd

2012-10-09 18:15

Virginia - Miners have the right to represent themselves in salary talks with mining companies, expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said on Tuesday.

Speaking to striking miners in the Free State, Malema said unions had become sellouts.

"You have a right to stand on your own."

Malema said the National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) had been compromised.

He told the miners the union drew dividends from mines.

"It is now NUM Pty Ltd, a private company."

He urged miners to choose people from their own ranks to represent them at talks with mine bosses.

Malema said senior government and party members had investments in mine companies to protect mine bosses against workers.

He also told them their struggle was his struggle.

A smallish crowd attended the gathering at the Meloding stadium in Virginia.

Many mine workers held placards saying "R16 000 after deductions".

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  • joe.smit.549 - 2012-10-09 18:31

    You weren't making a noise when you were collecting.

      andrew.hendrikse - 2012-10-09 18:51

      What about MALEMA(PTY)LTD?????

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-10-09 19:12

      If anyone gets hurt in any Malema inspired strikes, hold him accountable.

      claudia.meads - 2012-10-09 19:16

      Kindly note the error in the headline, it should read, Malema is now NUMbnuts Pty Ltd

      joe.smit.549 - 2012-10-10 07:48

      @Khethu. Yes, & now. But I work for my money. Did he? And the comment is, he was quite happy that everyone collected corruptly, as long as he could. But now that he can't, he doesn't want anyone else to. What has that got to do with apartheid?

  • kim.buren - 2012-10-09 18:33

    R16k? They don't want much do they?

      barry.mcbride - 2012-10-09 18:39

      "and after deductions"!

      boltonbarry - 2012-10-09 18:41

      Well if they keep on striking and crippling the economy like they are R16000.00 but be small change soon. ON the other hand. If Zuma gave each person R1,000,000.00 from the 400,000,000.00 he wanted for a Boeing 777 and his nKandla homestead we could all be millionaires and would still have enough change to feed his 4 wives

      boltonbarry - 2012-10-09 19:46

      It's only 400 hundred million that we know off

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-10-09 18:40

    He can't even afford a guard in front of his mouth, he has never done an honest day's work in his life and now he lectures others. Well let us hope he smashes the unions, but he picked a fight with the wrong crowd.

      khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-10-09 19:25

      Idiot farmer

  • Peter - 2012-10-09 18:41

    Probably good news. Unions are only that powerful because they are organized. So now they will be a bunch of unorganized individuals and will get nothing right.

  • clive.toerien - 2012-10-09 18:43

    haha that placards is the closest any of you will get to 16000 after deductions

  • Chikane - 2012-10-09 18:43

    Maybe its \NUM cc\

  • max.reynecke - 2012-10-09 18:45

    The same argument goes for the ANC and it's commercial arm with which we the tax payer is being stuffed....but I actually agree with Fatboy.

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-10-09 19:03

    i only like him as a political catalyst

  • mkgatla3 - 2012-10-09 19:08

    Aluta-continua! Tell them my learder...

      gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-09 19:23

      Leader?? That false fat fraud is spreading a disease that people percieve as hope for now, but the truth shall prevail, and the eyes of the vulnerable people that he uses for his own agenda will open

  • John - 2012-10-09 19:14

    Naughty naughty!! Julias you are not supposed to expose the crooked dealings between ANC, NUM pty. ltd., government. Watch out they will charge you for having CLASSIFIED documents!! How many NUM members iwn shares in NUM pty. ltd. ??? I wonder??

  • johan.jacobs.33821 - 2012-10-09 19:14

    How long before "the own rank people" will also be corrupt.

  • John - 2012-10-09 19:19

    As a matter of interest, who owns the shares in ANC pty. ltd. ??? What is the commercial arm of the ANC??

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-10-09 19:26

    R16 000 after deductions my foot

  • Matthew Naidoo - 2012-10-09 19:31

    these ppl should be fired for being violent and that idiot julius should find them jobs

  • tobydt - 2012-10-09 19:37

    Julius is dividing the ANC AND the unions now as well. Good one mate.

  • mmangaliso - 2012-10-09 19:47

    why doesnt\r\nthese mine companies give an annual increase salary then we will nt need NUM and others

      Brian Dorning - 2012-10-09 20:01

      its unlikely that they receive no increase at all. Unions have promised them wealth, and now they want it.

  • thembapat.mthini - 2012-10-09 19:58

    He must buy his own mine and give all his workers R16000 and see if can last.

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-10-09 20:05

    he also told them that their strugle is his strugle since when because the only time he did strugle was when he strugle to pass the matric may be them also

  • Maphome Lethabo Mokomane - 2012-10-09 20:27

    miners must fight for economical freedom , viva juju viva , mathews you just don't know what you are talking about those ppl work hard for small money

      dumisani.makhaye.1 - 2012-10-10 09:27

      Can you explain what economic freedom mean to the miners and the ANCYL

  • kasper.mbayi2 - 2012-10-10 09:36

    Malema trying his best to get fame from the heart broken workers.While he is nothing.

  • long.tom.509 - 2012-10-10 10:53

    Hey when the fuel tank is not been filled for free_eish it's tough "NUMNUTS"

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