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Malema: We Are Not Going To Fail Many More Generations To Come After Us

Under apartheid, 85 percent of the South African country was reserved for whites, who made up 17 percent of the population. White South Africans also owned 72 percent of the land owned by individual countries. This policy allowed the African National Party to declare that there was no black majority in South Africa but a collection of different ethnic groups.    Show Source Texts

For South Africans who grew up under apartheid and were disenfranchised after 1994 there is a strong sentimental attachment to not voting for ANC, the party that made this possible to a large extent.    Show Source Texts

In remarks last fall, Julius Malema, the leader of Economic Freedom Fighters, an opposition party backed by young South Africans that promotes socialism and African nationalism, accused Nelson Mandela of selling the Revolution and the Charter of Freedom, a Memorandum of Understanding signed in 1955 by the ANC and its political allies to promote ideas of non-racialism, equality and economic nationalism. The spinner in South African politics comes three years after his controversial 2008 election as president of the ANC Youth League, which put him at the center of debate over South Africa's future political direction. Like others before him, Malema questions Mandela's legacy with greater sensitivity.    Show Source Texts

On 8 May, Cyril Ramaphosa of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) won South Africa's general election with 57 percent of the vote, the country's sixth democratic transition since 1994. Julius Malema was expelled from the ruling ANC after clashes with President Jacob Zuma's leadership and policies. The campaign was divisive, but in the end Nelson Mandela's party managed to rally around Ramaphosa's ANC, which won a third term.    Show Source Texts

In 1994, after decades of violent protests, international criticism and boycotts, Nelson Mandela was convened by the white National Party to the African National Congress after decades of institutionalized discrimination that had given black and white citizens different rights since 1948. But others who adopted the name "Fallists" continued to protest South Africa's structural racism and the staggering economic divide between white and black South Africans.    Show Source Texts

The Orchard Restaurant in Parktonian, a 4-star hotel in a run-down part of central Johannesburg, is a few doors from the offices of the Economic Freedom Fighters, the political party founded in Malema to challenge the ANC two years ago. The children of Julius Malema, the Fighter for Economic Freedom (EFF) are among the latest generation of militants to break away this year from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to form their own party. Malema and Me-Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, the spokesman for the EFF, tap laptops at a large round glass table that seats eight by eight people.    Show Source Texts

We will only get together on our terms that we enter into a coalition with the DA and other opposition parties because we are the only party in South Africa with a clear revolutionary program. We will never lead the DA that wants to bring colonialism and white supremacy to every black person through the door and we will never have any business that seeks to bring white people back to power in South Africa.    Show Source Texts

In a recent video, South African leftist Julius Malema exhorted Africans to find indigenous ways to overcome their challenges rather than unite under one state. He proposed the removal of the borders created by colonialists and the promotion of tolerance among Africans. To be fair to Malema, South Africa could learn on land reform from Zimbabwe, but he added that lessons should not go beyond the initial violent methods of attacking white people and attacking each other.    Show Source Texts

In 2009, Julius Malema, the leader of the African National Congress youth league, launched a campaign to nationalize mines and expropriate white land without compensation, contradicting the leaders of his own party, and ridiculing them in the press. That same year, a politician named Julius "Malema Juju" and his supporters told South African journalist Deboraatta that they identified with the underprivileged in order to fend off corruption charges. He concluded that Africans were less than people and did not deserve to own land.    Show Source Texts

The parallels drawn last week between Julius Malema and Cambodia's murderous tyrant, Pol Pot, are stark: both should demand agricultural reforms that led to genocide. Given his well-documented tendency to flaunt his power and wealth, it is difficult to assume that the parallels are benign. But EFF-leader Julius Malema's demands for expropriation of land without compensation have shaken many in the business sector and made him popular with a generation of South Africans ; a generation impatient for slow pace of change and cynical economic concessions from the first generation of the ANC leaders.    Show Source Texts

JOHANNESBURG - The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, told mourners that the seed sown by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is indestructible and will last generations. As the country marked Youth Day on Wednesday, Malema launched a scathing attack on the government for ordering its members to oppose the lockdown so more coronavirus vaccines could be obtained. During a stopover at Oxford University, he donned his red beret and gave a speech to graduates that Clem Sunter described as the best by a South African leader.    Show Source Texts

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