News team stunned by F-word

2011-09-28 07:41
Pauli van Wyk
Johannesburg – The news team at Talk Radio 702 said they were too shocked to react to the on-air rant by newsreader Mark Esterhuysen.

According to Eyewitness News editor-in chief, Katy Katopodis, the controller, producer and call screener all froze for some time before cutting off Esterhuysen, who by then had managed to use the F-word about four times.

A longer 41-second clip could be heard on social networks, in which the 23-year-old used the F-word 13 times in a general rant slamming racism, capitalism, fascism, ANCYL president Julius Malema, the state, amongst others, as well as promoting his blog and social media platforms.

Katopodis said that the news controller responded as quickly as possible under the circumstances.  


Katopodis told Beeld that security guards escorted Esterhuysen out of the building after his rant as they were unsure of what he would say next.

She said she was truly worried about his mental state and said it was not normal that someone lost control like that over the radio.

Esterhuysen responded on Twitter saying he had no regrets about what he had done. 

His contract with 702 was terminated immediately following the rant. He had been working at the station since May and was previously a news presenter on Pretoria University’s radio station, Tuks FM.


  • African - 2011-09-28 08:01

    Don't forget the AWB on that list. Are you biased?

      pragmatism - 2011-09-28 08:19

      he mentioned the AWB: “Good morning. *clears throat* I’m Mark Esterhuysen. F*** racism. F*** the pigs who killed Andries Tatane. F*** the AWB. F*** racism. We are all wild animals meant to live free. *speeds up* F*** capitalism. F*** fascism. F*** this f***ing wage-slavery graveyard s***. F*** domestication. F*** Malema. F*** the state. F*** perpetual economic growth on a finite planet. This is the only f***ing planet we have. If you don’t agree with me, please see my blog: Peace. Love. Respect. Anarchy. Follow me on Twitter @markesterhuysen. You can follow me on Facebook, as well. Mark Esterhuysen.”

      Oom Filimon - 2011-09-28 08:36

      ..and in his own word - he is a wanker..and in my own words....a total loser..........*rseh*le

      Honey_Spider - 2011-09-28 08:55

      F@ck Malema, whooooo yooooo!!!!!!

      pisang - 2011-09-28 09:02

      @African, shooting off your mouth before knowing all the facts! there is always someone wanting to play the racist victim card.

      Dan - 2011-09-28 09:05

      You know how the media is. They will try to make this guy out as a racist Afrikaner - well they already did.

      Marx - 2011-09-28 09:43

      Give that Mark a F*** Bells!!!!!!!!

      ChumScrubber - 2011-09-28 09:53

      Gotta agree with a lot the lad is peeved about. Not sure its going to change anyhting, besides him losing his job.

      ObieKonobie - 2011-09-28 10:29

      Katypodis just doing damage control because she hired the fool

      Pauli Van Wyk - 2011-09-28 13:22

      Hallo African, I'm the reporter who wrote it and in my original story, published in today's Beeld in Afrikaans, I specifically mentioned the AWB. Channel24 did not translate this piece correctly.

      Khoisan X - 2011-09-28 13:42

      @pragmatism and Mark Esterhuysen are the same person

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-28 15:19

      @ Pauli - so basically, F**k News24. Yes, I can agree with that ;-)

  • Sinudeity - 2011-09-28 08:10

    "She said she was truly worried about his mental state" LOL, whatever. Mark is the dude. Saying it how it is, and hijacking a public platform to do so.

      DEVILS SON - 2011-09-28 08:18

      100% behind that man, his mental state is far more healthy than the people knocking him

      Ichabod - 2011-09-28 08:22

      Hardly the dude, dude. Just a smart-ass juvenile delinquent trying to be cutting edge but in fact actually knows nothing.

      Sinudeity - 2011-09-28 08:36

      Ichabod - I disagree. His rant perfectly sums up whats wrong with the world. If he was trying to be 'cutting edge', then he succeeded. Two day straight of news articles on the dude, this marketting is worth gold.

      Oom Filimon - 2011-09-28 08:38

      You.........Sinwhatever..are the weakest link.........big FAIL!!

      Sinudeity - 2011-09-28 08:41

      Oom Filimon - The only thing I fail at is failing :P

      Dan - 2011-09-28 09:06

      You are so right. His mental state is 100%. He actually had the balls to say what we all want to say.

      Felix - 2011-09-28 09:09

      Sorry Oom F, you just got owned. Sinudeity keep it up buddy. I enjoy your tenacity in informing the public, I'm impressed with your patience on Sowetan.

      Mike - 2011-09-28 09:20

      @Margie: Well said! *standing ovation*.

      JackBouer24 - 2011-09-28 10:23

      Hardly a DUDE, just a moron wanting a moment of fame...

      Jo - 2011-09-28 11:28

      Um, he's just a young man saying what he feels - there's an entire ruling party basing it's current vote on 'young' men saying what they feel. At least this kid has his own ideas, right or wrong, and he was prepared to lose his job for his priniciples, however misguided. And he did it all on his own.

      john - 2011-09-28 13:37

      I'll bet you anything you like that Mark: 1) Is a 9/11 Truther who thinks Charlie Sheen is the "voice of reason" in expressing the "truth" that "the US govt attacked its own citizens on 9/11 by firing a missile into the Pentagon and missiles disguised as airliners into the Towers". And 2) Believes that "NATO is invading Libya to steal the oil". You can spot the mentality a mile off.

      Chloe - 2011-09-30 08:53

      Perhaps it will wake up 702 a bit. They've become so very boring over the last few years. They are PC in the overly extreme. Everyone so scared to pick up on a controversial line. The afternoon stint from 1 to 4 is history history history and green green green, a big ol' yawn. They might as well be the old Radio South Africa for the lack of living a bit on the edge. And their ads are now just too long to waste time at listening.

  • cristinatjie - 2011-09-28 08:19

    @African, when last did you hear the AWB sweaping people up againts each other? THa ANCYL is a racist organisation and Julius is doing this country more harm than the AWB ever did !!!

      Greenrain - 2011-09-28 08:59

      @cristinatjie As a white male, I have to disagree!! The AWB maybe did no harm to you or whites! But it did a lot of harm to black people and segregation! So try and see it from both sides before you make a blinded comment like that. But i agree with EVERYTHING you say about ANCYL.

      Lauren - 2011-09-28 09:03

      He did mention the AWB, though. Straight off the bat. So everybody calm down. The left and the right got it in the neck. African just doesn't want to see that bit. It suits him to be able to cry foul. Again.

      Together - 2011-09-28 11:30

      weirdly off-topic, but maybe you both didn't really read the story properly?

  • crocoros - 2011-09-28 08:22

    I do not condone the language he used, but think about this, everyday you listen to the news or open a newspaper there is nothing but news about Julius, the ANCYL, poverty, protests, corruption, Cosatu, and everything that Mark mentioned. As a young man he sees no light at the end of the tunnel and he gets so worked up and frustrated that he loses the plot and kaboom! he justs spits out the venom that poisons his soul. Can you blame him? Everytime I listen to the news and read the newspaper I feel that poison slowly rising.

      SkandaalZA - 2011-09-28 08:54

      Exactly. Mark get's my 10/10 for saying what so many think - even with the f-words. If I had the bucks, I'd open a radio station and hire him. Some of these high and mighty PC goon shows (who I might add are not so angelic) controlled by the ANC need competition.

      Mitcha - 2011-09-28 10:28

      Dead right. Not sure how those people, after reading the news say "have a good night" with a smile on their face. I just feel like saying WTF and having a whiskey.

      john - 2011-09-28 11:16

      Mark hardly mentioned anything about SA-specific problems. Fascism is hardly a problem here, neither is graveyard shifts, neither is domestication. Instead, his first priority was to slam capitalism. As any company head will tell you, don't come to me with problems, come to me with solutions. So Mark doesn't like capitalism, what is his proposed alternative? "From each according to his talents to each according to his needs"? Mark may not know this but they actually tried that. And from China to North Korea, Tanzania to Somalia, Ethiopia to Cambodia, it resulted in nothing but misery, poverty and starvation. So he doesn't like perpetual economic growth? What is his alternative - stagnant or shrinking economies? We've had that as well recently and not many seemed to like it very much. So he doesn't like civilisation and wants anarchy. He'll be the first to cry if law and order breaks down and he gets targeted by a roving gang or armed bandits. Yes, the world has problems. Always has had, always will have. Freaking out about it on live radio isn't a solution. Nor is it original. He just joins a looooooooong list of Socialist anarchist hippies who think that everything sucks but have no answers. Or, worse still, rise to power and implement their "vision" on their unfortunate followers. Mao Zedong, Josef Stalin, Pol Pot, Kim Jong-il... he is certainly in distinguished company.

      john - 2011-09-28 11:22

      @Mike: If I had the bucks, I'd open a radio station and hire him. You wouldn't have the bucks to sustain the station for long if that was your approach. An outburst like Mark's generates interest as a once-off anomaly. When it becomes a regular nightly event, it's blase within three days. It makes Jerry Springer seem intellectual by comparison. Any station that tried to follow your approach would end up with zero listeners other than lawyers waiting for you to slip up and slander their client. You'd be up to your ears in lawsuits after a month and would have closed down shortly after that. You could end up with a small fortune from your station. But only if you started out with a big fortune.

      Together - 2011-09-28 11:41

      @ john - the decay of democracy IS fascism - if you don't understand what the marshalling of youth leagues, the info bill and the call to nationalise resources is, then you don't know much about history. What we are seeing in SA is NOT a revolution towards socialism - we are seeing a coup towards NATIONALISM which actually = fascism. Of course, it's going to surprise a lot of Marxists who think that they're driving the process - in similar moves that rocked Italy, Germany and Spain 80+ years ago, the communists were the first to be lined up against the wall and shot after govts had been toppled. The poor were marched to war, and a scapegoat 'race' kept everyone's blood boiling and vision dimmed until it was too late. While I may not fully agree with this kid, he does seem a bit more well-read than many of his detractors on here.

      john - 2011-09-28 12:02

      Yes, I'm sure we're all going to be marched off to war, and Blade, Jeremy Cronin and Co will be put up against a wall and shot while the brown-shirted ANCYL round up the Jews. I'm not ignorant of history, I just don't buy in to the hysteria that Malema is the new Fuhrer and the killing of white farmers in the new Holocaust. For starters, Hitler presided over an industrialisation programme second to none. Jullius and his cronies can hardly tack a pine bookshelf together. Hitler and the Germans got things done. They built the world's greatest military machine in record time. All Africans can do is hold endless meetings and toyi-toyi and call for "national debates" and "engagement with all stakeholders". Even when we tried to forge a deal with arms manufacturers, it turned into a massive bust and waste of taxpayer money. So relax, we're not going to have Panzer divisions rolling down Eloff Street anytime soon. And even if we did, NATO would cut that little misadventure short in a few days. Those who don't learn from Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya are doomed to a diet of eating 30mm depleted uranium A-10 rounds and having their country returned to the Stone Age. I doubt even Julius is that stupid.

      john - 2011-09-28 12:17

      Incidentally, Hitler didn't nationalise industry and the info bill is not typical of fascism. It's been tried everywhere from the US (the Patriot Act) to North Korea to the Soviet Union and about a hundred little tinpot dictatorships like Zimbabwe or Myanmar. It's as typical of Socialism as it is of fascism.

      Together - 2011-09-28 14:01

      @ john - you don't have to be a successful fascist to be a fascist - name me the world-famous peoples' car designed and built by the SPanish fascists under Franco. You can't? Well, there you go. Hitler was just lucky that his megolamania happened to occur while he was living amidst a regimented and gullible nation with a tough work ethic (thanks to the influence of people like Martin Luther) - I don't remember Pinochet coming up with a space programme. What the youth league espouse is exactly fascism - and only closet supporters of fascism imagine that is a compliment to the youth league. It's the most pointless and short-term form of ungovernment invented and totally open to misuse and abuse. Even those hard-working Germans - it only lasted from 1933 to 1945 and ended with between 7 and 8 million Germans dead. Massive, massive fail.

      Together - 2011-09-28 14:06

      @ John - sure, I used the wrong word - he didn't nationalise all business, but he certainly appropriated/flattened/hostile-takeovered all Jewish business. Because THEY were the root of all German misery, right....

      TrulyGoode - 2011-09-28 14:34

      Thank you, john and Together!! It has been wonderful reading your debate. It's not often I find comments like yours and, as a bonus, with minor spelling mistakes. Oh that there were more like you both :D

      john - 2011-09-28 15:34

      @Together: sure, you don't have to be a successful fascist to be a fascist. But neither is the country doomed the moment nationalism principles are suggested or implemented. Many countries have introduced elements of nationalism without taking it to the logical extremes of Nazi Germany or Spain under Franco. In that sense, I don't equate Malema with Hitler but rather with Oswald Mosley. Who, as despicable as his views may have been, had somewhat less of an impact on the world than the Fuhrer did. Although he did unleash his son on the motor racing fraternity, which was a tragedy in its own special way, I guess. :D Malema may eventually have the capability to become a sort of regional Fuhrer, at least in SADC and perhaps even African continental terms. But I wouldn't exactly be ringing the alarm bells and stocking up on tins of baked beans for the underground bunker just yet.

      observer - 2011-09-29 13:46

      Ag please, can everyone stop trying to support the poor little Anarchist. He is a little boy believing he is special and cool, which he will learn later on as he matures in life, that in fact, he is not. He tried to grab some attention, and this was for his own benefit. He is an self proclaimed Anarchist, which frankly is pathetic, thinking it better to have a world where there is no order, and governing bodies. Whilst governments generally have aspects of corruption (And please dont use our government as an example because their levels of corruption is beyond defense), societies devoid of governing bodies will eventually become ruthless and directionless. Applying logic and finding something to be a bad idea takes away the need to try it out first.

  • Dnt8 - 2011-09-28 08:24

    wtfffffffffffffffff........f**k :):)

  • cerveza - 2011-09-28 08:31

    If you report on the news everyday, corruption, violence, murder, rape over and over again, how can you be shocked frozen by someone swearing?

      Cheryl33 - 2011-09-28 08:41

      Because how often do you hear DJs suddenly start ranting on the radio? His colleagues were just as surprised as you would be if one of your colleagues started something similar in front of your boss, or clients, or whatever. Let's face it, everyone bitches in private about stuff, but few have the guts to say so in the open. And when it happens, everyone just kinda stops and stares for a bit before taking action.

      SkandaalZA - 2011-09-28 09:03

      We're surrounded by that language everyday. Television, conversation, the's no longer shocking unless you live under a rock. Sadly. But so is politics, corruption, violence etc no longer shocking either. It's a way of life.

      observer - 2011-09-29 13:51

      "but few have the guts to say so in the open" - Everybody hates corruption and lying politicians and racists. many articles are written about it and many people speak out about it. You dont need to go on a public radio station and blurt out profanity. He has not said anything new or revolutionary. he is an attention seeking immature little boy trying to attract a little bit of limelight. Stop making him out to be anything other than that.

  • Slackie - 2011-09-28 08:31

    president Julius Malema ? Not that we are biased or anything hey.

  • Hubbles - 2011-09-28 08:32

    What a boykie, has said what everybody else is too scared to say. Tip toe around Malema etc, this boy has balls

      observer - 2011-09-29 13:55

      "has said what everybody else is too scared to say" - Who are you referring to? His ranting is not profound. Numerous articles and interviews have been published and aired with views about Malema and the ANC and the AWB (put in a mature way though.) You people make me laugh

  • pragmatism - 2011-09-28 08:33

    "We are all wild animals meant to live free" ... speak for yourself boet!!!

      Slackie - 2011-09-28 08:38

      Hes just pissed cause he never had his Banana that morning

      mfundiNdaba - 2011-09-28 08:47

      "Hes just pissed cause he never had his Banana that morning"-hahahahaha! Funny comment but I must say I agree with this Mark guy to a certain extent.

      john - 2011-09-28 11:31

      He romanticises natural systems in the belief that animals are "free". They are not. They are in constant danger of being eaten by something else. Lions do not respect antelopes' individual rights, grant them equality and give them an equal chance to become kings of the jungle. There is no welfare in nature. If you don't find your own food, you starve. Esterhuysen's complete cluelessness is embodied in him dissing capitalism while advocating natural systems. Nature is the most capitalistic system on the planet.

      SA4SA - 2011-09-28 12:38

      the evolutionary process makes us to still be part of the animal kingdom regardless that we can build weapons to blow the planet in two. The day it was announced that humans evolved from apes the apes were saddened that they had anything to do with us and they released a press statement saying that whatever their ape half brothers are doing they as true apes have nothing to do with it.....humans are getting what is coming to them one day in the future and the rest of the animal kingdom will be laughing....

      observer - 2011-09-29 13:58

      @John. Thank you, finally someone saying something sensible.

  • Marulaneng - 2011-09-28 08:34

    just give the idiot a Bells to drown his anger!

  • typojoe - 2011-09-28 08:35

    What a little windgat!!! Pity we he can not be sent to the old "weermag" for a year where he could be taught some manners and respect. F***k him too and hey, 702, good riddance.

      Janine - 2011-09-28 08:40

      So, your response to his using the "f" word is to use it too? That's mature.

      Greenrain - 2011-09-28 09:01

      Manners and Respect? You learn by what you are taught and see in the world while growing up! I'd say its our generation to blame!

      Mike - 2011-09-28 09:32

      typojoe...I did two years in the "weermag" and I support Mark 100% - As a result of those 2 years. So...your logic is flawed, apart from being archaic

      observer - 2011-09-29 14:00

      @Mike, Supporting Mark is supporting a child having a tantrum. His rant had no effect other than inflating his own little skewed idea of his social status among the "cool rebel kids" He did not highlight any social issues not already currently being discussed ad nauseum

  • Mendak - 2011-09-28 08:36


      Nkutist - 2011-09-28 09:51

      HERE HERE!!!

      john - 2011-09-28 12:52

      So we had the ANC revolution and now disenchanted followers are calling for a new revolution. Exactly how many revolutions will you need before you get what you seek? Here's an inconvenient truth: life is tough. The human condition is tough. Nature is tough. The world is tough. No amount of revolutions will make it any easier. You, and not your government or political or socio-economic system, are responsible for creating your own happiness. Sitting back and demanding that somebody else must implement change to make life easier for you is a recipe for eternal disappointment. People thought the ANC were going to do it for them. They're older and wiser now. But apparently not yet wise enough to realise that whoever replaces the ANC isn't going to do any better. Government will not make you happy. Live with it.

  • Mendak - 2011-09-28 08:37


  • Janine - 2011-09-28 08:39

    I did wonder how he managed to go on without someone in the control room taking him off air. Now I know, they were all "frozen" - not very professional of them.

  • Nkanyiso - 2011-09-28 08:41

    I am fully behind this young man. As black as I am I am on the same page with this good man. F**** all of them. Its not about the race but it’s about all these stupid F**** this good man is referring to.

      African - 2011-09-28 12:48

      Don't pretend to be black, you idiot!!!

      Matt :-) - 2011-09-28 15:16

      @ African - don't pretend to be African, you idiot!!! @ Nkanyiso - f*** yeah!!! (my f-word being "flip")

      toleranne - 2011-09-28 18:20

      @Matt ... 'flip' is just a cowardly way of saying F*** anyway.

  • Lorax - 2011-09-28 08:41

    What did he actually expect, after he left varsity? To be the new Chris Prior? Announcing the next groovy tune in a velvety Barry White voice, while women all over the country swooned? (Yes, showing my age!) New radio journalists get treated like dirt, and the salaries are appalling, and yes, you do work a lot of graveyard shifts and weekends. That's what it means to be a junior. Radio news in particular is like that. (4am - 11am shift, when I started, and lord help you if you were late.)You just gave up on the idea of a social life, because you had to go to bed early. But it gets better. Other juniors eventually arrive and take over from you. If you stick it out, journalism can be a fabulous career. Sure you're never going to be a millionaire, but newsrooms are such a unique environment, full of quick-witted hacks, lovely weirdos and cynics, bizarre quirks that would probably not be tolerated elsewhere and an opportunity to actually look through a unique window onto the world. Journalists are good people. Fix this, Mark - you'll probably find that if you explain yourself adequately, and show some personal insight, you'll be forgiven.

  • MeltdowN - 2011-09-28 08:43

    He just said what we are ALL feeling!

      ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-28 10:58

      I agree with you 100%, if anyone cannot see that, then F**k them!

      john - 2011-09-28 11:35

      I listen to the news to hear of events I don't yet know about, not to have someone say what I'm feeling. There are a million people on these forums who say "F*** Malema" on a daily basis. I don't think they should receive a salary or a professional position for it.

      nn.prv - 2011-09-28 15:27


  • Ixian - 2011-09-28 08:43

    A young hot-headed fool. He needs to learn to control his emotions and his behavior if he wishes to be an instrument of change against the things he was ranting about. I guess he'll have to try and start his own radio station now, as nobody else will employ him in a hurry.

      observer - 2011-09-29 14:04

      Thanks @Ixian, another sensible person here that is over 21.

  • Johan - 2011-09-28 08:44

    Eish - die ou is nie lekker nie :)

  • mynah - 2011-09-28 08:45

    He worked for Tuks FM? Is that with a T?

  • kim - 2011-09-28 08:47

    i think he wanted to get fired ! what a effed up way to end it all :))

  • Big mack - 2011-09-28 08:47

    Hahaha, finally someone had the balls to really say it as it is..!! Nice one Mark, nice...!!!

      ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-28 10:59

      Viva Mark Viva, he forgot to say F**k the ANC's corruption!

      LUFC - 2011-09-28 14:36

      It has nothing to do with having the ball to say it. It has to do with your future career and wanting to be able to get a job without saying "Oh sorry we cant hire you because you said f***, repeatedly, live on air".

  • Reaper - 2011-09-28 08:50

    I would say Mark for PRESIDENT pappa

      Currie_Mafia - 2011-09-28 09:04

      Yep, He made his Mark.... Take away the F's and that's how majority of South Africans feel...

      ChumScrubber - 2011-09-28 09:59

      Hah Currie, to be honest the "f's" need to be included. Can't sugarcoat the truth.

  • Noem_My_Baas - 2011-09-28 08:53

    Give that man a bells!!!

  • Dan - 2011-09-28 09:04

    Very funny indeed. To be quite honest, he just said how we all feel. Give the man a Bells!!! Maybe they should also fire the person who appointed him in the first place.

  • The Kaapman - 2011-09-28 09:05

    I think Mark was brave to say it, but stupid to do it. He definately should rather use his time in politics now that he has very few career paths in Media. At least in Politics he can view his mind and be judged in the open about his view.

  • Colene - 2011-09-28 09:07

    At least he has the guts to face the music. I won't say what he did was right, but at least he takes responsibility for what he did.

  • Utopia - 2011-09-28 09:08

    Anyone who wants nothing more in life than to have Gareth Cliff read his blog, must be mentally disturbed!

  • Truds - 2011-09-28 09:22

    Wow, what a way to kill your career!

      ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-28 11:02

      F**K the career, if you going to spend all you life unhappy!

      john - 2011-09-28 12:45

      If you don't like your career or job, you are allowed to resign. You don't have to do something in order to be fired. Just type your employer a letter saying that you don't wish to continue in your current post and, 30 to 60 days later, you can walk out of the building a free man. Even sooner in some cases. Reading between the lines, it seems that this guy expected to be heralded as the new Howard Stern and given some prime slot to share his unique wit and wisdom with the world. When it didn't happen and he realised he'd have to climb up the corporate ladder just like most others, he snapped. His focus on "graveyard shifts" and "being a wage slave" are a dead giveaway. If I had a dollar for every disgruntled employee who accuses his employer of being a "fascist" when he's turned down for a promotion... I once knew an ivory tower leftie academic who was mugged in Cape Town and, predictably, blamed "fascism" for it. Yes, I'm sure that a couple of knife-toting, tik-addled Cape gangsters who picked on a defenseless academic to steal his wallet for drug money are driven by the ideology of fascism, lol.

      3nl1ght3n3d - 2011-09-28 14:02

      @ANCYL4PRES or if you're going to spend all your life in therapy...

  • opinionater - 2011-09-28 09:25

    ( official vid

  • Pule Mokoena - 2011-09-28 09:30

    i think he smoked his socks

  • liz.delboux - 2011-09-28 09:32

    Well done Mark. Well done.

  • Nkutist - 2011-09-28 09:39

    Guys 702 is chuckiong people out like mad wow.... Yeah i like the fact that the dude just said what he felt, not the greatest forum though. Agree with him on some of them points, Capitalism baby!!! THe guy just said F*** AWB, JM and Racism. I'm with him all the way... Yeah the world we live in makes it hard for white people to say what they think and feel without someone taking racial offence to it...

  • Phakamisa - 2011-09-28 09:52

    Fact is most white people are racist, they even install that mind set on thier kids. The reason why they have a Malema-phobia is because he tells them the truth.

      ChumScrubber - 2011-09-28 10:01

      "F" Phakamisa!!

      Nkutist - 2011-09-28 10:13

      I agree with you CHUM. Phaka o domo. Just by saying that you youself are racist!!! MALEMA is a bloody idiotic racist who wants to benefit by sowing fighting between the races... We all know that the ANC is trying to use the same tactic BOB mugabe used to retain power, keeping the people focused on the past and not the future. Its not going to work!!!

      Ed - 2011-09-28 11:13 dude, are the one who should hang your head in shame. since when was this about 'race'? is that all that is in your head beacuse of the big chip on your shoulder? if you REALLY listened, or were smart enough to listen, you would have heard that the guy ragged everybody, from the awb to the guys who killed andries tatane, to your friend juju, to, well everything. you are the weakest link, goodbye.

      typojoe - 2011-09-28 12:29

      To read your remarks can turn any one into an instant racist. This entire situation has nothing to do with racism. Get over your "because I'm black" complex and make a positive contribution. By the way, Malema is an idiot and his actions will eventually hurt people like you the most. Money, investment and support for this country is drying up fast. Who will fill your out-stretched hand next?

  • Kookie Pookie - 2011-09-28 09:53

    So 702, who usually can't wait to make their own little spurious exploits the headline on their own news slots, are deathly quiet. When Darren Scot dropped the K-word they insisted that he go on air because its "in the public interest". This is more interesting, but they're mum. Hypocrites.

  • Yip - 2011-09-28 10:03

    Freedom of F* speach.... heloooooooooooooo

      john - 2011-09-28 11:38

      This has nothing to do with freedom of speech. 702 is not a State entity.

  • arno.west - 2011-09-28 10:07

    it reminds me of train spotting, you know that ewan mgregor movie!

      Felix - 2011-09-28 10:19

      Bigby! savage! lol

  • Jazz - 2011-09-28 10:08

    Just an excercise in self promotion really. Why earn your stripes working the graveyard shift in the twitter age of instant fame?

  • JackBouer24 - 2011-09-28 10:20

    The more I look at this the bigger twit he seems...what a drol..

  • Pixie - 2011-09-28 10:22

    Good for you Mark, you said what all of us are too scared of saying!

      Darryn - 2011-09-28 10:27

      I feel exactly the same as he does. F**k the goverment and everything that pulls this beautiful African country closer to the abyss (black and white for all you racists out there). Oh yes and F**k Malema too! Well said Mark! We need more people to make a stand!!!

  • sphamandla - 2011-09-28 10:22

    respect,a true revolutionary

  • tailormade - 2011-09-28 10:24

    Having heard what Mark said, I don't think the primary problem lies with what he has said.....probably more with the target audience of the radio station he works for. Talk Radio 702 is not really your "cutting edge" liberal radio station. I mean, compared to things said on 5FM, Talk 702 can look a bit archaic. Was the language used a bit OTT for that specific radio station? Maybe. Was he deluded? No.

  • sphamandla - 2011-09-28 10:24

    the man who would sacrifice everything for what he believes,fundamentalist or revolutionary hero?

      john - 2011-09-28 11:40

      Apparently he doesn't think much of doing the graveyard shift anyway. So he is hardly sacrificing "everything". If swearing on air meant going to jail for 27 years, that would be different. I wonder if he'd have done it if that was the case?

      LUFC - 2011-09-28 14:37

      Or fool

  • Riaan - 2011-09-28 10:42

    WTF? who wrote this. Just shows hoe even you writer supposed to be "free". HA! this country is just as bad as the rest of the world! Wake up people! you are all caught in the prison watched over by the "man". All the "old" people in this country needs to to wake up and realise they were and are being lied too, everyone you are made proud to be slaves to the system! if you dont open your conscience , you will die a slave. This guy is 2 years younger than me and he knows the truth. LISTEN!!!!! peace-love-light

      Gregoir - 2011-09-28 12:36

      You forgot anarchy.

  • ANCYL4PRES - 2011-09-28 10:56

    South Africa is F****d up, you all talk about democracy and yet you criticise someone for speaking his mind and suggesting he is mad,where is the F**en democracy in that,Katy Katopodis you need to have your brain checked out, There is absolutely nothing wrong with Mark's mental capacity, most South Africans share Mark's sentiments, All you criticising Mark are a bunch of loosers. Feedom of speech!

      john - 2011-09-28 11:46

      This has nothing to do with freedom of speech. Amazing how people trumpet freedom of speech when they don't even know what it entails. Freedom of speech is a contract between the State and its citizens, it excludes private entities and their employees or patrons. If you work for a private company and give out their secrets to competitors, freedom of speech will not protect you from being fired. If you go into a restaurant and start yelling obscenities at the other patrons, freedom of speech will not protect you from getting kicked out. Freedom of speech only protects 702 from being shut down by govt if they criticise govt. It doesn't protect 702 employees from 702 management if they break the station's rules or protocols.

      African - 2011-09-28 12:59

      shut up idiot!!!

  • typojoe - 2011-09-28 11:05

    @Mark - You support him 100%. This means that you support an individual who uses a public platform to force his views and bad language on others. If he walked into a restaurant where you and your friends or family were enjoying an evening out and he gave this performance you would stand up and applaud. There is a time and a place and he is confused, like you.

  • lburnard - 2011-09-28 11:14

    I love this! Go Mark, behind you all the way!

  • mtzulu1 - 2011-09-28 11:40

    Today Go all Out Make a difference, touch a heart. Encourage one mind and Inspire a soul. “If we all play our part, human race will never be the same, in his service we commit”, “Always strike a fair deal"

  • king-paul - 2011-09-28 11:41

    There is absolutely no excuse for doing something like this no matter how some people are feeling out there. I find it annoying that people are hell-bend on portraying our country as a lost state. it is a shame that a young man like this fluffed an opportunity of this nature and did something so stupid. Maybe he does not need the job because he is so privileged having benefited from apartheid system.

      typojoe - 2011-09-28 12:12

      @king-paul I agree 100% with your statement. The "benefit from apartheid" bit, however, I find sooooooooooooo annoying. I came from a poor background, worked very hard throughout my life, when others complained and grumbled about everything I worked harder and smarter. Today I don't need a job and not because of "apartheid" but due to hard work and perseverance. Apartheid has been dead for 17 years and there are lots of young people today, like I was then, being successful for the same reasons. So stop flogging this "apartheid" horse.

  • Jotham Ben Uzi - 2011-09-28 11:42

    Thank Franc for Mark