Julius Malema Biography
Julius Malema whose full name is Julius Sello Malema was born on 31st March 1981 in Seshego, South Africa. He is a South African politician and the founder and leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters.
He was born in Seshego, Transvaal Province now known as Limpopo and also grew up there. His mother was a single mother and worked as a domestic worker. He later joined the African National Congress’ Masupatsela at the age of nine. His main task at that time was to remove National Party posters.
Julius Malema Age
He was born on 31st March 1981 in Seshego-B, Polokwane, South Africa. He is 38 years old as of 2019.
Julius Malema’s Son
Malema also has a son named Ratanang from a previous relationship with Maropeng Ramohlale.
Julius Malema Wife – Julius Malema Wedding
In 2014 Julius Malema married his longtime girlfriend Mantwa Matlala and had a son Munzhedzi in 2016, they later divorced in March 2017.
Julius Malema Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.
Julius Malema Salary
This information will be updated.
Julius Malema Weight Loss
He had this to say about his weight loss in a tweet, “Because of you I managed to lose weight, Dec 2016 I was at 96.56Kg but today [April 22, 2017] I’m at 85.43kg . Note I’m 29years”
Julius Malema Education Background
Julius Malema graduated from Mohlakaneng High School, Seshego, Limpopo. In 2010, he completed a two-year diploma in youth development through University of South Africa (UNISA).
In 2011 he enrolled at UNISA for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and African languages, and he graduated in March 2016.
Julius Malema Political Career
In 1995 he was elected chairman of the Youth League branch in Seshego and also the regional chairman. In 1997 he became the chairman of the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) for the Limpopo province and in 2001 he was elected as the national president of CoSAS.
In April 2008 he was elected the president of the ANC Youth League. On 17th June 2011 he was re elected unopposed for a second term at Gallagher Estate in Midrand when Lebogang Maile, the only opposing nominee, declined the nomination.
Julius Malema Contact Details
EFF National Office
Physical Location: 78 De Korte, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Tel: 011 403 2313
Fax: 011 403 2264
Julius Malema Controversies
Julius Malema Nedbank controversy
In September 2009 Julius Malema threatened to mobilise people to withdraw their Nedbank accounts after the bank decided to withdraw its sponsorship from Athletics South Africa (ASA). Although Nedbank argued that the decision was made after dissatisfaction with the delivery of previous events, Malema suggested the withdrawal was related to current controversy around ASA’s President Leonard Chuene, who admitted he had been informed about the gender test which concluded that athletic Caster Semenya is a hermaphrodite but neglected to withdraw her from the World Championships where she won a gold medal.
Malema criticised the Deputy Sports Minister Gert Oosthuizen who had called for Chuene’s resignation. Malema argued that there is no concept of a hermaphrodite in Pedi culture, something he called “imposed on us by the imperialists” and said he did not understand Chuene’s apology.
In response, the parliamentary spokesman on Sport, Anton Alberts stated that Malema was a “dilemma which can no longer be ignored”, which needed to be addressed by the ANC.
Julius Malema Incident with a BBC Journalist
On 8 April 2010, at a Johannesburg media briefing covering his visit to Zimbabwe, Malema was involved in an incendiary incident with Jonah Fisher, a BBC journalist. Malema had been criticising the Movement for Democratic Change for having offices in affluent Sandton, when BBC journalist Jonah Fisher commented that Julius Malema himself lived in Sandton. Julius Malema lashed out at Fisher after the latter dismissed Malema’s comments as rubbish.
Julius Malema was unapologetic and accused Fisher of being disrespectful, and of coming from a country [the UK] which Malema claimed had undermined the credibility and integrity of African leaders. After the incident Malema said he expected an apology from Fisher. However, the next day, the ANC issued a statement condemning Malema’s actions during the news conference.
On 10 April 2010, at a news conference in Durban, where he characterised Malema’s conduct as “alien to the ANC”,President Jacob Zuma publicly criticised Malema’s behaviour saying “the manner in which a BBC journalist was treated at an ANC Youth League press conference is regrettable and unacceptable, regardless of any alleged provocation on his part”, and said he had spoken to Malema about his conduct by telephone. Malema remained defiant after Zuma’s rebuke.
Julius Malema Hate Speech
On 15 March 2010, Julius Malema was convicted of hate speech by the Equality Court of South Africa, fined R50 000 and ordered to apologise unconditionally, following a 2009 incident when he told a group of Cape Town students at a South African Students’ Congress (SASCO) meeting that the woman who accused President Zuma of rape had a “nice time” with him because in the morning she had “requested breakfast and taxi money”.
In March 2010, at a rally on a university campus Malema sang the lyrics “shoot the Boer” (Dubul’ ibhunu) from the anti-apartheid song “Ayasab’ amagwala” (the cowards are scared). “Boer” is the Afrikaans word for “farmer” but is also used as a term for any white person. His singing was compared to similar chants by deceased Youth League leader Peter Mokaba in the early 1990s, to “kill the Boer”, which had previously been defined as hate speech by the South African Human Rights Commission.
In April 2011 Afriforum brought a case of hate speech against Malema in regard to the song and several notable ANC figures such as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and secretary-general Gwede Mantashe supported him in the court battle. Aggressive and patronising questioning of black witnesses by lawyers for the Afrikaner groups bringing the suit reportedly allowed Malema to portray himself as a victim of white persecution. On 12 September 2011, Malema was convicted of hate speech.
Julius Malema News
SASHA MARTINENGO DEFENDS JULIUS MALEMA ‘MONKEY’ REMARK
Published on; Oct 2nd, 2018
During the Hot91.9fm breakfast show, the presenter called Malema a ‘monkey’. In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Martinengo apologised but added he stood by what he said.
CAPE TOWN – Media personality Sasha Martinengo has defended the comments he made on radio, in which he called EFF leader Julius Malema a “monkey”.
Hot91.9fm fired Martinengo with immediate effect following his remarks on the breakfast show. He said: “[And] people still listen to this monkey.”
In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Martinengo apologised but didn’t retract his comment.
He said: “I’m sorry if I offended anyone, but I stand by what I said. Anyone, irrespective of their race, colour, creed, religion, gender who disrespects a woman is a monkey.”
Lloyd Madurai, the managing director of Hot91.9fm, has described the incident as unfortunate and completely unacceptable. He has also apologised to the EFF leader.
“The values of this radio station include a full and unconditional commitment to the South African Bill of Rights and an all-encompassing respect for all our community irrespective of their political point of view. The statement by the presenter violated the station’s code of conduct and its commitment to our national democratic values and furthermore is viewed in an extremely serious light.”
He added: “The station will not tolerate at any stage such conduct and has dealt with same decisively. The station is fully committed to all members of our community equally irrespective of their political, ideological, religious or social viewpoints and stands for tolerance, equality and the constitutional rights of all.”