We must learn from Zimbabwe, says Malema

via We must learn from Zimbabwe, says Malema | News24 2014-01-10

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has reportedly showered Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe with praise, saying there was no land reform system that had worked successfully for Africa other than Zimbabwe’s land reform programme.

Speaking during a media conference in Johannesburg, Malema said in the next 20 years Zimbabwe would be the only African country where people owned their own land, according to a Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation report.

Malema said the Zimbabwean policy on land reform was a lesson to be learnt from and to be implemented in South Africa, “except the initial violent method of attacking white people or attacking each other”.

According to an Eyewitness News report, Malema said although Zimbabweans may be hungry and poor today, they could be proud of the fact that they owned property while South Africans had nothing to show as proof that they belonged to South Africa.

The EEF leader said Western powers were attacking Zimbabwe to scare South Africans from engaging in any agrarian reform.

He said the result of Zimbabwe’s 2013 elections was scientific evidence that the people of Zimbabwe were happy about the land reform, particularly the rural masses who now had access to land.


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31 comments on “We must learn from Zimbabwe, says Malema
  1. South Africa under Malema won’t learn from Zimbabwe. They will do the same and suffer the same fate. JU JU and Murimi Wanhasi Avenger’s Snake pit awaits.

  2. Murimi Wanhasi says:


  3. Murimi Wanhasi says:

    @Jack.Im actually increasing my arable hectarage,while u r busy bad mouthin.
    This land reform thing is way to big for u my friend

    • Brother I do feel sorry for you. I support land redistribution but I don’t support land invasion because so many criminals are involved when it comes to invading. Without sounding like I am trying to befriend you apologies for losing my cool. I AM STARTING TO THINK THERE IS SOME HOPE FOR YOU YET UNLESS YOU OCCUPY THE OFFICE AVENGER SAYS YOU DO.

      • This is what Bob Marley said in 1980. Jack the Rabbit was there.

        Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny,
        And in this judgement there is no partiality.
        So arm in arms, with arms, we’ll fight this little struggle,
        ‘Cause that’s the only way we can overcome our little trouble.

        Brother, you’re right, you’re right,
        You’re right, you’re right, you’re so right!
        We gon’ fight (we gon’ fight), we’ll have to fight (we gon’ fight),
        We gonna fight (we gon’ fight), fight for our rights!

        Natty Dread it in-a (Zimbabwe);
        Set it up in (Zimbabwe);
        Mash it up-a in-a Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe);
        Africans a-liberate (Zimbabwe), yeah.

        No more internal power struggle;
        We come together to overcome the little trouble.
        Soon we’ll find out who is the real revolutionary,
        ‘Cause I don’t want my people to be contrary.

        And, brother, you’re right, you’re right,
        You’re right, you’re right, you’re so right!
        We’ll ‘ave to fight (we gon’ fight), we gonna fight (we gon’ fight)
        We’ll ‘ave to fight (we gon’ fight), fighting for our rights!

        Mash it up in-a (Zimbabwe);
        Natty trash it in-a (Zimbabwe);
        Africans a-liberate Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe);
        I’n’I a-liberate Zimbabwe.

        (Brother, you’re right,) you’re right,
        You’re right, you’re right, you’re so right!
        We gon’ fight (we gon’ fight), we’ll ‘ave to fight (we gon’ fight),
        We gonna fight (we gon’ fight), fighting for our rights!

        To divide and rule could only tear us apart;
        In everyman chest, mm – there beats a heart.
        So soon we’ll find out who is the real revolutionaries;
        And I don’t want my people to be tricked by mercenaries.

        Brother, you’re right, you’re right,
        You’re right, you’re right, you’re so right!
        We’ll ‘ave to fight (we gon’ fight), we gonna fight (we gon’ fight),
        We’ll ‘ave to fight (we gon’ fight), fighting for our rights!

        Africans a-liberate Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe);

    • Ruramai says:

      Murimi Wanhasi, how is the land reform big when Zim is buying maize from the very white farmers who were displaced from the land?

  4. WHOOOOW Jack the Rabbit who’s emotional now?

  5. Druzhba says:

    Clueless, mbongoro Malema!!

  6. simon says:

    Zim importing maize again I read from South Africa. with Malema brainy idea where will zim import from after south Africa becomes like Zim? Oh yes forgot our lovely new colonisers the Chinese might give us some dogs to feast on as food aid. Doesn’t matter how big you piece of land is…one needs brains, experience and not be weekend cell phone farmers to work the land. Zim been importing food and getting food aid from the west over the last decade which is proof that it has failed in Zim. I actually even agreed with old Bob when he said one man one farm….but typical fashion Zanu thieves have stuffed things up and are so corrupt.

  7. Rukweza says:

    Wish south africa does that and see were the zimbos’s economic refugees run away to as there would be no place to run to

  8. Joe says:

    Difference between stupid and genius? There are no limitations in stupid. I wonder what GRUOP Malema would place himself in?

  9. Tiger Shona says:

    The real reason why Malema wants to follow Mugabe is so that he can seriously line his pocket, and since the rule of law would then be absent, he will not get prosecuted.

  10. Nzou says:

    Creating starvation is a very viable option for liberation movements who become unpopular. keeping the masses hungry is a great way to control how they vote especially when that liberation movement controls distribution of food. Soon Southern Africa will have no food security so beware!

  11. Senzachena says:

    How many corruption charges is Malema facing? Plenty, hopefully he will be serving a long prison sentance before the election. I do not know why people take cognizance of this evil fool. Like many other so called politicians he is out to fill his back pocket and to hell with the people. The man is crooked trash.

  12. Murimi Wanhasi says:

    Great song,I love Bob Marley too.

  13. Mwana wababa naamai Jukwa says:

    Malema ndiyani zviya?

  14. Mwana wababa naamai Jukwa says:

    regai tione

  15. Ruramai says:

    “Although Zimbabweans may be hungry and poor today, they may be proud of the fact that they own property while South Africans had nothing to show …..”.

    The man is a certified idiot. Who celebrates hunger and poverty? Does he have a clue as to what proportion of the Zim population actually got land?

  16. Mena Bona says:

    Mugabe’s rabid dog. They are both bound for hell. Stupid uneducated ignorant crud.

  17. JT says:

    The next step is for citizens to own the economic asset value of the land. No title deeds no ownership. The state can always manupulate land owners to achieve its interests. No title deeds no asset value of land. Zimbabwe will go for another land reform.

  18. jobolinko says:

    Idiotic thinking of malema to praise mugabe .DUMB

  19. I am not the one! says:

    Even sadder is that a lot of people in SA think Malema is the bees knees and really do believe that he will deliver wealth etc etc.

    He will win seats in the 2014 election and his populist rhetoric resonates well with the people. One only has to see how Mugabe is applauded in SA (ref Madibas funeral) so fat boy will milk that.

  20. Murimi Wanhasi that’s good a youngster of your age needs those kind of lyrics Don,t just listen the music listen to the words young man.

  21. Mixed Race says:

    @I AM NOT THE ONE-Please follow current news on S.Africa closely before making comments exposing your poor partisanship and total ignorance.Malema is nothing in the politics of that country and he knows it thus why he tries with his few hooligans to try and humiliate Zuma with reverse results.He organised a few of his bodyguards to make noises during a very important occasion[Mandela's memorial service] with negative results, instead he promoted Zuma politically because the world leaders do not tolerate misguided politicians.His bankers did not advise him properly.As for @Murimi Wanhasi-you produce nothing from your temporary seized land.I produce more from my town yard than you because I do what is called intensive and technically controlled soil management with soil humidity and soil chemistry checks.I do not turn virgin soils to desert because I care about the future.I hope you start looking after that soil today because if you fail your children and grand children will hold you responsible.

  22. Ndebvu Mukomichi says:

    Question: Who said these words: ‘…it is an honour to be compared to land reform in Zimbabwe and to President Robert Mugabe. Thank you very much….’

    Answer: South African Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, May 2013.

    Conclusion: There are powerful ministers in RSA who admire the Zimbabwean method of land reform, besides Juju. The may just want to implement their hero’s (RGM’s) methods after the 2014 elections.

    • Ndebvu Mukomichi Tunnel vision. Do you know what that means? You are looking at what you see in front of you. You don’t see what is happening on your side or behind you. I have pity for you.

  23. THE REAL FUTURE says:

    The future tells us to learn from each other. The land we have today belongs to God. We are just managers. Its more than land, there are systems on this land. To hold land without a system actually devalues the land. We had land before the Europeans came. The Chinese had land before the Europeans went there. When we compare the two both had not much to hold on. It is the systems that operate on this land that is more important. The same as the West. There was a lot of land with nothing there. It is the systems that we need to generate and the markets in order to operate the land. Yes people need to own their own land, I totally agree, but I suggest we go on further than that. We need to train our people to know and operate systems that benefit the assets they hold. Whether it is mines, businesses that we own, or whatever, I agree that Africans, or Chinese or whoever need to hold some asset if they can use it. Let us remember that this is now a global village, in which we depend on each other. Therefore the assets that we hold must be employed to generate wealth, not just to hold for the sake of ownership. The easiest method is to lease the land to business prospectors, or to enter into partnerships with those that know so that we can learn and use these assets to generate wealth. Additionally, research needs to be done. We need to come up with African journals in which university students, business people, academicians, and such like can write about our economies and come up with discussions on how to go forward before we plunge into the unknown. We need to be careful to not destroy the systems and investments that have been poured into these assets by running to have ownership. Zimbabwe had twenty years before land was distributed, and into those years much more could have been done to discuss and plan and train our people and alternatives made which could have seen a smooth transfer of land. We had only one plan which did not work as the West pulled back and we were left with no alternative but to effect immediate take over and destroyed the systems that operated those farms. I really feel that we have enough education and drive to set forth our energies into this and should any other country that desires to assume ownership of land. It is more than land, it is the systems that operate that land that we also need to preserve, including the industries. Remember that it is a tripod-land, financing, and industry. Break the one, and the tripod collapses and we become worse than it was before the Europeans came. The Europeans came with a plan. They did not get land to just sit on it. The Europeans went to China with a plan. That is why China has risen since the days of Deng.

  24. Ephrain Gumbo says:

    Malema is uneducated and therefore incapable of understanding the many complex issues associated with running a country. Sure, he is full of fantastic and appealing promises about taking away the riches possessed by the whites and handing them over to the poor and oppressed blacks. His rhetoric appeals to millions but so few actually realize the consequences, so few can even begin to imagine the pain and suffering his leadership will cause. I am all for helping the suffering and oppressed but do not see any future at all under the leadership of Malema. In fact his leadership will have have a bad effect not just upon the oppressed but the whole nation.

  25. adam jones says:

    whats scientific about having 140% of registered voters casting votes for zanu in some areas? scientific nonse.

  26. millie says:

    Its to big for u ma bro malema. U wil end up u ppl called by the name ma kwerekwere like u do to us

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