This week, expelled ANCYL leader and South African media darling, Julius Malema appeared in court in Polokwane on corruption charges. After a short victory jig following the announcement that he would no longer be charged with corruption and fraud, Malema rejoiced at his lesser charge of money laundering.
Julius paid the R10,000 pocket change for bail and stepped out to address the 1,000 strong crowd. He then proceeded to attack South African president Jacob Zuma calling him a corrupt thief who had managed to avoid his day in court. Basically a complete antithesis of the rhetoric he himself had voiced just before Zuma got elected.
Calling Zuma a corrupt thief of course inspired a rather mind-numbing intellectual debate about the politically correct ways of saying “pot calling the kettle black” in South Africa. Wonkie promptly decided to leave such first world problems to the likes of Canada. It is somewhat ironic though that the very ANC that encouraged the behaviour and tactics of Malema when Zuma was busy ousting Mbeki a few years back are now on the receiving end of the cute monster they created.
Malema confidently stated he was not intimidated by the courts and with respect to the charge of money laundry – he was prepared to answer every question in court.
“Money laundry?! Ha!” yelled an excited supporter from the crowd outside the courthouse, “They’ll never convict you Juju… I’ve seen your money and it’s as dirty as it gets!”
SABC reporters allegedly tried to get the individual’s name but he mysteriously disappeared.
Malema then went on to hypocritically espouse the economic freedom struggle which Wonkie’s babblefish translated to mean “getting more money without really having to work for it”. Needless to say, that message is always a sure hit with any crowd, and especially so with a currently jobless crowd.
His matric results aside, and regardless of what the “haves” of South Africa believe, Julius Malema is not stupid. He is certainly smart enough to use the knowledge that the South African government has both consistently failed and marginalised the poor. That is a fact, otherwise he would barely be able to scrape together a following with his inflamed rhetoric. Instead, he is now a populist leader of note.
In the spirit of the economic freedom struggle, Malema mentioned that he was off to Rustenburg to inspire the workers at the Impala platinum mine there to demand a monthly wage of R12,500 as was the case with Lonmin. Juju is loose and corruption trial or not, Wonkie is certain that some interesting weeks lie ahead for South Africa and the ANC.
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