- Oct 28, 2007
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- Political Leaning
His humble origins make him a liberator for poor, black South Africans. His fiery mouth make him feared by some and a nightmare for many others, black and white. Whichever way you look at it, Julius Malema has become one of South Africa's most controversial and influential political figures.
In a recent BBC interview, Malema has defended his behaviour after being disciplined by the ANC over a series of outbursts about race, Zimbabwe and President Jacob Zuma.
Julius Malema has now gone from singing "kill the Boer" to "kiss the Boer" but has been reprimanded by the ANC leadership (though only for criticising Zuma's leadership apparently.) but still seems unrepentant.
It's hard to see where South Africa will go if a man like Julius Malema becomes leader of South Africa. Mugabe's policies have destroyed Zimbabwe so what an ignorant populist like Malema thinks he'll acheive by admiring such failures is beyond me.
There is that horrible old saying about becoming that which you hate - and Malema seems as bad as the white supremacists that Nelson Mandela struggled to remove from power.