Qaanitah Hunter – Cii News | 18 September 2012
Johannesburg – Expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema is resolute to depose of
President Jacob Zuma at the ANC elective conference in Mangaung in December.
Speaking to journalists in Sandton, Malema said once Zuma is defeated in
Mangaung a new president should be elected.
“He has no capacity to lead the ANC. He must just go,” Malema said.
Malema said that supporting Zuma was the biggest mistake he lives to regret
as Zuma is a dictator with only self interests at heart.
He said that his isolation, expulsion from the ANC and now imminent arrest
is as a result of Zuma’s insecurities about being reelected.
Yesterday Malema was chased out of the Wonderkop stadium in Marikana by
police on the premise that he was inciting the miners.
Over the weekend the Hawks confirmed that they were investigating charges of
incitement against the firebrand leader.
Malema has dismissed reports of his arrest as a political deterrent and
noted that he has never done anything unlawful.
“The Hawks are arresting me for the last three years. Why don’t they arrest
For most of his speech Malema lashed out at Zuma and his allies. In
particular he fired out at justice minister Jeff Radebe and ANC NEC member
Cyril Ramaphosa for their complicity in the exploitation of miners. “Both of
them are married to two sisters who have mining interest.”
Malema noted that they are not supporting a particular candidate in
Mangaung but are supporting anyone who will accept their proposal for
“We are not endorsing Kgalema Mothlanthe we are endorsing plans for economic
struggle with 7 cardinal points,” he said.
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