Julius Malema punting Idols' Khaya

2012-09-28 12:18
Cape Town - We all know who Julius Malema is voting for in this season's Idols finale.

The former ANC Youth League president took to his newly-acquired Twitter account on Thursday and asked his followers to vote for Idols finalist Khaya Mthethwa.

The 25-year-old Durbanite is facing off against 23-year-old Melissa Allison from Port Elizabeth in the competition's finale.

The tweet posted to Julius Sello Malema's Twitter account read as follows:

News24 reported earlier in September that the real Julius Malema had joined Twitter and is tweeting under the previous satirical Twitter account handle, @Julius_S_Malema. The account currently has over 226 000 followers.

Khaya Mthethwa and Melissa Allison will perform for audiences in the last Idols 8 spectacular show, due to air on M-Net (101) and Mzansi Magic (107) on Sunday 30 September at 17:30. The winner will be announced during a 90-minute finale taking place on Tuesday 2 October at 19:30.

To vote for Khaya, sms 08 to 37400. To vote for Melissa, sms 07 to 37400.

Watch a preview of Sunday's spectacular here.

Who are you voting for? Tell us who's your favourite and why - e-mail tv@channel24.co.za and you could be published!


  • merry.martin.944 - 2012-09-28 12:29

    Juju, sweetie, don't you have some or other rally to attend instead of sending daft tweets out? Oh, no, sorry, forgot - you are not allowed to "address" anyone anymore, are you.....

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-28 12:30

      He's a racist dweeb.

      brapiet.matshipa - 2012-09-28 12:43

      Lol who lied or fooled u by saying he is not allowed to adres ppl .he is expresing his freedom of expression like me n u hving dat.

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-28 13:01

      The whole season Idols is rigged...as they heading off to Mnzanzi and needed a black person to win. But guess who is going to win...a coloured person:)

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-28 13:04

      People lets all vote for Melissa....07 to 37400.

      christopher.shining - 2012-09-28 13:07

      "Let's all vote Khaya for Idols SA Season 8 by sending sms...... He's undeniably the best of all Idols and needs our support" Because he is black! Come on people vote for Melissa on 07 to 37400.

      victoria.kennedy.3532 - 2012-09-28 13:23

      Its because Melissa Allison is not Black. Can't this a$$hole keep his nose out of anything?

      aram.skepsel - 2012-09-28 15:33

      The only people who are racist are SOME white bloggers here. If Juju had said vote for the other hopeful, these very bloggers would have cried foul just like they did when they learnt he has a white lawyer!!! You guys need help!

      julian.booyens - 2012-10-01 11:20

      Looking at the above pictures brings a movie scene to mind. Juju-"Khaya, I am your father" Khaya-"Nooooooooooooooooo!"

  • bam.boo.5621 - 2012-09-28 12:35

    Khaya does not need this at this time. Juju must go away.

      PvdLK - 2012-09-28 12:47

      This might just cost Khaya some votes, not win him some!

  • jan.matsetela - 2012-09-28 12:39

    His followers including News 24

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-28 12:41

    Mellisa has no chance! They should have given Khaya the Prize at Theatre week already and stop waisting our time with all these idols episodes! Even if the final was between Khaya vs Dave or Elvis Blue, Khaya would still win. Khaya should have auditioned for the American idols, he bullies them here..

  • elgh.elgh - 2012-09-28 12:42

    Why is this news!!! We do not care who this little thug votes for in the music industry...

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-28 13:08

      I know you read the whole article :-)

  • danielle.toerien.santo - 2012-09-28 12:43

    Juju..you are going to make Khaya loose by supporting him...you are giving him a bad name by letting people think he's part of your criminal ring of followers!!! He is brilliant, but anything with your name connected to, will not get very far!

      Lyndatjie - 2012-09-28 12:46

      That's what I'm worrying about now... I chose Khaya as my idol right from the word go and I'm now worried that people will hold this against Khaya... :(

  • michelle.h.koekemoer - 2012-09-28 12:45

    sticking his nose in where it doesn't belong again...

  • alfie.dunn - 2012-09-28 12:45

    Poking his nose into everything. Does Malema never rest? So wish this guy disappears from the face of the earth.

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-09-28 12:45

    I actually agree with Malema.... *drops into a dead faint*

  • jacques.smit - 2012-09-28 12:46

    Does Malema get a kickback if he wins?

      justin.feuilherade - 2012-09-28 15:29


  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-09-28 12:51

    Chubby always has to be in the thick of things. Maybe he is punting for a new job as a judge on idols? Now that he is in the "dog box",he is exploring all options.Or maybe Khaya owes him money-never know,times are tough.

  • charmain.nel.7 - 2012-09-28 12:56


  • zane.jacobsen - 2012-09-28 12:57

    Juju strikes again !

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-28 13:00

    They are going to take their frustrations against Malema by voting for Mellisa. If we are not carful, we can be in for a big suprise. Khaya is batter than Mellisa and thats a fact. I call upon the masses to vote for this talented young man.

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-09-28 13:00

    This must be a major news scoop by News24. How low can you go for your headline news.

  • esrom.sandy - 2012-09-28 13:01

    Believe me he is up 2 something

  • Khayoh Mfiswah - 2012-09-28 13:02

    Dd Malema 4gt dat Khaya is frm DBN zulu boi. He is against zulus mos. Juju lyk media

      thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-28 13:13

      Malema never had issues relating to tribes. Rememember how He supported President Zuma when all odds were against him (JZ)? That was until Zuma let them down.

  • ntshembolloyd.shibambu - 2012-09-28 13:03

    sies news24

  • simon.mwando - 2012-09-28 13:06

    Who cares! News24 loves this malema guy!

  • brionyl.french - 2012-09-28 13:06


  • thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-28 13:10

    With the song "kiss the boer", I think Julius can win idols.

      danielle.toerien.santo - 2012-09-28 13:34

      He's way to fat, and will shower the audians with spit when singing...he cant even talk properly without spitting all over the place...

  • john.dough.5836711 - 2012-09-28 13:13

    Kiss of death for Khaya Mthethwa....Enema should just STFU!

  • Don.Tandy - 2012-09-28 13:14

    Fatboy being his usual racist self is enough to make me want to vote for Melissa, even though I haven't heard either sing, but then I would be lowering myself to his level (which is lower than shark s**t).

  • marlene.vanwyk.37 - 2012-09-28 13:18

    Agreed that this might cost hgim votes, however he out ranks Melissa.

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 13:19

    I was not going to vote at all. Will do now, for Melissa

      goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-28 13:33

      @rinus.groeneveld.7 See my comment below. You are doing exactly what i said. Taking your frustrations of Malema on Khaya. Anyways you can vote for Mellisa all you want we. We will out vote you anyway

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 13:45

      If Julius can mobilise, so can I. Started my facebook campaign...

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 13:49

      And I have 15 likes and 8 shares sofar - just 15 minutes. I also have a dstv account, so I can vote every hour, for free. Wrote a script to cover that angle. And with no pay-as-you-go I'll keep the smss flowing. Malema must learn the concept of cause and effect, but I suppose it is not taught in woodwork...

      goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-28 14:04

      @rinus.groeneveld.7 We are the majority in this country my friend and on Sunday we are going to prove just that. Khaya is sa idol 2012.. Sundays show is just a confirmation

      rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-09-28 14:09

      @goodguy - to be honest I think this was decided on right at the beginning and voting will have no impact on the result. But I'm still going to try!

      adrian.boulle - 2012-09-28 14:15

      Not a a chance.........Khaya has 73,000 followers on Facebook. I think Melissa only has about 8,000!

      goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-28 14:24

      @Mr Durbanite: Plus millions of fans in South Africa. Keep wasting your votes Rinus we dont mind.

      gavisto - 2012-09-28 16:07

      M nt a fan of malema but the guy has a huge following...people will do whatever he says and by the way kenny kunene is also pushin people to vote for him and he also has a huge following...do the maths

  • alcide.herveaux.75 - 2012-09-28 13:33

    The do look like brothers. Really!

  • stephen.scott.376043 - 2012-09-28 13:45

    Why is this news?

  • Jacques Hunter West - 2012-09-28 13:47

    Hey some people never learn Julius must stop with his nonsense

  • pauls.jordaan - 2012-09-28 14:16

    no comment

  • Hein Van Wyk - 2012-09-28 14:22

    i cant give a s!th...

  • anele.mveku - 2012-09-28 14:26

    This is really not news worthy... The media has on obsession with Malema. Honestly the guy can choose who to vote for like all of us he doesn't need you publishing his choice.

  • sharron.forsyth - 2012-09-28 15:20

    I must admit, I am following the fool. I just can't help it. One day he is going to tweet something he shouldn't. That spade is a digging :)

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-28 15:47

    Come on! Just because there's a slight resemblance, nogal.

  • thabang.bonang.7 - 2012-09-28 16:45

    Malema and Khaya almost look alike :-). Especially the head.

  • renette.debeer.9 - 2012-09-28 17:00

    Spoils SA Idols for me right here. Link Malema and you link major corrupction and fraud. One will not have to but wonder if Khaya wins SA Idols.

  • renette.debeer.9 - 2012-09-28 17:30

    Spoils SA Idols for me right here...link Malema to it and you automatically link major corruption and fraud. If Khaya wins one will not other than to have to wonder

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-09-28 18:49

    All the more reason not to vote for Khaya. I'm sure not watching this trash this time around. The show is so obviously rigged that it's just not worth it.

  • angela.monaghansandells - 2012-09-28 20:20

    A lot of votes will be based on politics now as opposed to talent - hardly fair to those who have worked so hard.

  • thomas.w.reid.77 - 2012-09-29 00:43

    OMG! So now even Idols are turned into politics!!! Seriously??? Juju shut the F up!!!

      nomsa.ramulifho - 2012-10-01 08:01

      Wake up and smell the coffee bro! It has been about politics! It might not have sunk in to you but blacks are voting for Melissa purely because they want a black idol! Whites will probably vote for Melissa just so that Khaya doesn't win! Apart from talent that's reality for you in S.A

  • thomas.w.reid.77 - 2012-09-29 00:48

    This JM creep is like an itch in the ass that just wont go away wherever you go and the government is too pathetic and weak to control him! Send him to me for a week!

  • sasekile - 2012-09-29 07:37

    Julius has a right to punt for whoever he wants, however I don't see how is this news worthy. Hating someone is like drinking poison and expecting it to kill someone else, u can blog ur hatred as much as you want JM is not phased, he doesn't care about anybody but himself. I fail to understand why ur hate for Julius has anything to do with the mighty talented Khaya. Team Khaya all the way, don't care whose punting for him

  • londy.zuma - 2012-09-29 10:51

    Im puzzled by your comments especially the white brothers and sisters....anyway whether Khaya wins or not, he is already a succes, for Khaya its a win-win situation!!! now I feel sorry for Melisa because whether she wins or not, it won't matter....

  • sazi.radebe - 2012-09-29 13:24

    Khaya has just lost my vote

      nomsa.ramulifho - 2012-10-01 07:52

      That's not very bright of you! Really now just because of Juju? WoW

  • michelelawrence03 - 2012-09-29 18:45

    Am I the only one that noticed the resemblance between the two? they look quite a bit alike - naaaa Khaya definitely the brighter one

  • jaco.viljoen.963 - 2012-09-29 20:41

    The bigger the idiot the bigger the Malema fan!

  • kntanta - 2012-10-01 12:23

    hes just an undeniablt the best

  • krish.reddy.104 - 2012-10-03 15:21

    In South Africa nothing is fair . For all my money Melissa should have won. She sings like an angel. Khaya is boorish and is too loud. He will never go far with his singing although I hope not. Forget about Malema's views. From his utterances he has already proved to us to be a racist.

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