Tuesday, 24 February 2009

"We want Zuma, corrupt or not"

"ANC Youth League president Julius Malema outdid himself at a rally in Durban's Cato Manor yesterday, branding DA leader Helen Zille "racist", "colonialist" and "imperialist".
Her deputy, Joe Seremane's role.. is to smile at the madam every time, he said.

The Inkatha Freedom Party was "Mickey Mouse" and COPE consisted of "angryists who don't smile".

He came to ANC president Jacob Zuma's defence: "If Zuma is corrupt, then we want him with all his corruption. We want him with all his weaknesses. If he is uneducated, then we want him as our uneducated president."

Zuma, he said, understood SA economics, which amounst to, "Put a bread on the table. We don't want sophistication".

- The Sunday Times, Paddy Harper -

This is the article that appeared in South Africa's Sunday Times this week - I am so shocked by these statements that I am finding it difficult to word this post.

This man, Julius Malema, has said many things in the past which have landed him in hot water, but this speech seems to be the worst of them (so far). Forget all the other things he said about our oposition leaders, the fact that he says the ANC Youth League will endorse a known corrupt leader, sends out a clear message to South Africa and the world - We, the ANC youth league, endorse corruption.

There is so much more I wish to write about this, but I have two sick children at home, and so time is not on my side, hopefully I will get to write more soon.

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