On Monday, the third day of out-of-control looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng since the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema returned to Twitter with a message from his former ANC elders.
He tweeted that it was wrong to start with the police and the national defence force of South Africa as the first port of call to calm the rioters. In the same speech Malema made a decade ago at the last regular conference of ANC youth associations in June 2011, he warned against being part of a leaderless revolution to overthrow white monopoly capital. Show Source Texts
He claimed that the president and the ANC leaders were pressuring the hawks to arrest certain individuals, including himself. Malema has not denied this, but in the past he has said he wants Zuma in jail. Show Source Texts
CIC Julius Malema has not said that former President Jacob Zuma is innocent, but that President Cyril Ramaphosa should do something about the second indictment against the Zuma government.
Two weeks ago, Malema said that Zuma was an old man who did not deserve to go to prison. He did not mention, however, that Zuma and his cadres had plundered the economy, that the chickens came home to sleep, and that Ramaphosa's government should try to rectify the situation. Show Source Texts
Zuma is currently on trial on corruption charges related to arms deals during his time as vice president. The incumbent ANC president will be good in Malema's eyes.
These guys are, of course, politicizing for their own sake, and they are the leaders of the opposition and the president of the government in waiting. Show Source Texts
The Supreme Constitutional Court last week ruled that Jacob Zuma must stand trial on Sunday for contempt of court for refusing to appear before a statutory commission investigating corruption allegations against him.
If Zuma does not surrender, police are expected to arrest him before midnight on Wednesday. The Ombudsman who made the allegations against him and the Chief of the South African Police, General Bheki Cele (pictured with him), have been threatened with arrest for alleged fraud. Show Source Texts
His successor, Cyril Ramaphosa, is leading the charge to fire Zuma as president on corruption charges and wants to confront a clean ANC. Mr Cele and Mr Radebe cite Tokyo Sexwale, a self-made tycoon and housing minister, as secret backing, while Julius Malema, the leader of the ANC Youth League and Zweli Mkhize, the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal and a longtime friend of Zuma are also on the list.
ZWELI MKHIZE, the embattled health minister, is alleged to have benefited from irregular multi-million-dollar contracts awarded to his close associates Tahera Mather and Naadhira Mitha who worked with him in the presidential campaign of the 2017 ANC. Show Source Texts
The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema says that ANC national chairman and Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe and former Minister Nomvula Mokonyane should be arrested over the Bosasa saga.
General Bheki Cele (pictured) is accused of illegal conduct in connection with a multimillion dollar deal with a friend of President Jacob Zuma of South African police. In a momentous moment for the rule of law in post-apartheid South Africa, Zuma surrendered to police. Show Source Texts
Steenhuisen has made many speeches in parliament known for her sharp criticism of the leadership of the African National Congress (ANC), including former South African President Jacob Zuma.
Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) who in the past disrupted Parliament to demonstrate his opposition to the ruling African National Congress (ANC) has expressed full support for the Ramaphosa Initiative.
The committee - which is yet to report - met on Tuesday night to discuss public criticism of President Zuma, Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, Treasurer Zweli Mkhize and Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa. Show Source Texts
Julius Malema said the current rules due to the pandemic meant local elections planned for October were not free and fair. Assistant Secretary General Jessie Duarte declined to comment on the possibility that Malema was involved in directing looters to others, but said it should be reported to police. Show Source Texts
Julius Malema, leader of the radical opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, has become in recent years a confidante of Winnie Mandela and was on Tuesday among mourners outside her modest two-story red brick house.
The death of Mandela, a senior minister in the party government of the African National Congress (ANC), Zweli Mkhize, said that it marked the end of an era where she had been a leading force in the darkest days of the anti-apartheid struggle. Show Source Texts
The ANC has been tamed by explosive claims that it received kickbacks from South Africans appointed to diplomatic and ambassadorial positions. Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize resigned as government scientists, including Dr. Salim Abdool Karim, outlined the government's response to the pandemic on state television.
The minister noted last month that the decision to relax regulations was supported by the Model Projections Consortium of Analysts. Show Source Texts
The truth is that we have more to fear from the continued corruption and inefficiency of Ramaphosa's government than from political instability caused by Zuma supporters. The low trust level reflects the history of an abusive state during apartheid era and discontent with the ANC in South Africa. Show Source Texts
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