290212. In Seshego, Polokwane. ANCYL President Julius Malema before addresses his supporters outside the grandmother's house following his expulsion. 688 Picture: Dumisani Sibeko

On President Khama

That puppet government (of President Ian Khama) is going to undermine the African agenda.

On Botswana

The ANC Youth League will also establish a Botswana command team, which will work towards uniting all oppositional forces in Botswana to oppose the puppet regime of Botswana led by the Botswana Democratic Party.

Botswana is in full co-operation with imperialists… and the government is undermining the African agenda… We are not going to sit with neighbours that conduct themselves like that.

Before an exposé by The Star

You must never role-model a rich person who cannot explain how they got rich. In the ANC we must not have corrupt people as role models. Corrupt means a simple thing – you can’t explain the big amount in your bank account.

During a local elections rally

We will not be broken by newspapers. They just put my name to sell newspapers. The journalist faked my signature… to portray me as a bad person.

If I have done something wrong, President Jacob Zuma’s government has a right to arrest me. If I have done something wrong I must be prosecuted.

We are being baptised with fire. The youth league will never steal from the poor because we are children of those who suffered under the apartheid.

The media will never win because we (ANCYL) are encouraged by the spirits of our forefathers.

People of this country will decide what do with the profit. We want to start with mines, and the banks will be next.

The question we should ask is who should provide services to the state if all black entrepreneurs who put up consulting and construction firms are going to be rubbished as inherently corrupt tenderpreneurs.

These people who are saying we are criminals are not different from (former) president (Thabo) Mbeki’s government. Because president Mbeki’s government, when you disagreed with them, you were going to be investigated like a criminal. Today our cheap houses, which are funded by banks, are shown all over the papers – the strategy is to silence us.

Refusing to debate with the DA

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

Blasting then education minister Naledi Pandor

We’ve got a minister who’s spending too much time using an American accent without assisting our people. Let the minister use that fake accent to address our problems and not behave like a spoilt minister.

In an address at Cape Peninsula Technikon on January 22, 2009

When a woman didn’t enjoy it, she leaves early in the morning. Those who had a nice time will wait until the sun comes out, request breakfast and ask for taxi money. In the morning, that lady requested breakfast and taxi money. You can’t ask for money from somebody who raped you.

To the Sowetan newspaper

We are the elite that has been deliberately produced by the ANC as part of its policy to close the gap between blacks and whites in this country. It was the ANC that made it possible that, as part of that elite, some of us are now able to live in the suburbs.

To the ANCYL investment arm

Being involved in business compromises the independence of the ANCYL because every time you open your mouth, you must check if business will be happy or not.

Youth Day Rally 2008

We are prepared to die for Zuma. We are prepared to take up arms and kill for Zuma. - The Star