South Africa increasingly is seen by foreign analysts as a ‘potentially unstable country’- due to the growing populism within the party and Zuma’s leadership struggle: which is reflected in the fact that their top-populist leader, the ‘suspended’ youth league president Julius Malema still retains his ANC-derived income; was voted in as a paid member of the most influential ANC-executive council in the country… and held a rousing meeting this week at Thaba Nchu: a Free State town where SA Pres. Jacob Zuma most definitely was not welcome a day earlier…
“ South Africa potentially unstable in 2012’ due to growing populism and Zuma’s leadership-struggle ”
January 8 2011 – South Africa is a potentially unstable country in 2012, warned risk analysis group Eurasia, noting: 'growing populism and the ruling ANC's internal leadership struggle stand in the way of economic growth,” said Anne Fruhauf, Eurasia’s Africa analyst. “Zuma’s need to maintain alliances makes it difficult to decisively deal with controversial debates, like the nationalization of mines,.” The warning coincided with a ‘private visit’ by International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde to President Zuma on Saturday - on the sidelines of the ruling party’s multi-million Rand, lavish, year-long ANC's centenary celebrations kicked off this week with the public torturing of a sacrificial bull. Lagarde warned the eurozone debt crisis ‘was taking a toll on Africa and the rest of the world”, In fact the IMF ‘s report scheduled for Jan 25 release would ‘likely lower the global growth forecast from the 4.0% estimated in September.” Meanwhile, South Africa’s ruling party blithely continues its year-long self-aggrandising feasts… and is planning new laws barring its most skilled and best-educated work-force, namely its whites, from the entire workplace. Eliminating whites
Meanwhile - the top populist rabble-rouser which is causing such concern overseas, Stalinist-Marxist hatespeech-spouter Julius Malema , continues his meetings; continues singing ‘ Kill the Boer’ despite two court orders ordering him to stop; and most importantly, is allowed to retain his multi-million Rand source of income through his tender-company in Limpopo. And inside ANC-ranks, it’s money which buys more influence… in other words, the ANC allows Julius Malema to flourish… why?
In December 2011 Malema was voted in -- with 592 votes -- by the official ANC-delegates to the influential Limpopo province’s ANC executive committee. The news-media over-emphasized the fact that Malema had gained this position with ‘the third-largest number of votes”: however the fact that he now is serving on one of the most influential executive committees in the country, seems to have escaped the news media’s notice…
Malema has very powerful friends: amongst others he enjoys the public support of his tribal kinsman Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe; from ANC executive member Winnie Mandela, from the ANC’s Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula; from ANC provincial secretary Soviet Lekganyane; from ex-SA president Thabo Mbeki (the Xhosa-tribal leader thus continues his own relentless campaign to undermine the rule of Zulu-tribesman Pres Jacob Zuma); and Malema’s support amongst the majority of ANC-followers – namely its youths – remains high. There were no indications that ‘supporters were bused in from Limpopo’ for his latest meeting: at Thaba Nchu in the Free State this week. This meeting turned out to be an important psychological victory for Malema, for whereas SA Pres Jacob Zuma had to cancel a public meeting when some 700 ANC-supporters rioted on January 3 2012: torching two ANC-councillors’ homes and a pub, Malema was received with open arms…
A day after the riots in Thaba Nchu, Julius Malema held a rousing meeting with 1,000 local supporters -- who frequently his favourite genocidal hatespeech song Kill the Boer and showed no sign that they opposed him.
To summarise, contrary to all the ANC-propaganda, there is no indication that Malema’s influence was diminished by his allegedly ‘temporary suspension’ as ANC youth league president.
Indeed: he continues to act as if he still retains this position: and his source of income which he derives from the ANC-party has also not dried up: on the contrary, he now draws a salary as executive ANC-member in Limpopo; and importantly he also continues his lucrative tender-contracting company: which he would not be able to do if he had really fallen out of favour with the ANC.
People who believe the ANC-propaganda that Malema’s support is waning, should examine all these facts – and reconsider.
Above: translated from the original Afrikaans newspaper article by NASPERS journalists Willem van der Berg and Pieter Steyn who were present at the meeting in Thaba Mnchu - which was attended by 1,000+ enthusiastic Malema-supporters: at the meeting, Malema was openly supported by Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula: by ANC provincial secretary Soviet Lekganyane, by the SA Communist party leaders -- and also very significant is the fact that Malema enjoys the full support of his tribal kinsman across the border: Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.
The British Broadcasting Corporation noted (above) on 20 December 2011 that the suspended youth leader of South Africa’s governing ANC, Julius Malema, has been elected to a leadership position in the pary. ANC delegates voted Mr Malema onto the party’s executive committee in his home province of Limpopo. Malema secured 592 votes for election to the executive committee. ANC provincial secretary Soviet Lekganyane also supported the move.
The BBC was of the opinion after his election to this influential executive council that ‘his support was crumbling’. However they merely repeated ANC-propaganda, which is notorious among local journalists for its “ untruthful “ content: the fact remains that Malema now has a paid position in one of the most important ANC executive councils, and has very influential friends countrywide.
The BBC also noted: “ANC provincial secretary Soviet Lekganyane argued that Mr Malema's suspension could only come into effect after his appeal is heard. "For now he is a member of the ANC with full rights and duties protected by the ANC constitution," he said.
Yet only a month earlier, the ANC's disciplinary committee had found Mr Malema guilty of three of four charges brought against him, which included disrupting a national ANC meeting, and of bringing the party into disrepute by calling for regime change in democratic Botswana - a position which contravenes party and government policy.
Significantly: The ANC did NOT find him guilty of hatespeech for singing the song Kill the Boer (even though two SA high courts had ruled him guilty of this offence and one had even ordered him to stop singing it and to stop inciting others to sing it.) He has ignored these court-orders – singing it again at a Thaba Nchu meeting a month later - and clearly the ANC supports him in his contempt of SA High Court orders. The ANC-regime clearly believes that it should remain a higher authority – above the country’s law courts.
He was however found guilty of “provoking serious divisions within the party by praising Thabo Mbeki”- who was sacked as party leader and ousted as South Africa president by the ANC three years ago, noted the BBC. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16276304
ANC executive council ‘s all-important tribal divisions ignored as politically-incorrect by suppressed, censored SA news media:
What the BBC failed to note, because the ANC-propaganda denies it – but which is very relevant if one wants to try and understand these divisions -- is the fact that the ANC executive is divided along tribal divisions: Zuma is a Zulu, Malema a member of a northern-Limpopo tribe which in turn is supported by Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe; and Mbeki is a Xhosa tribal leader. Malema also received the avid and relentless support of Nelson’s ex-wife Winnie Mandela, who has a considerable following inside the executive council.
It is important to note that the ANC-regime also increasingly dictates what the news media may and may not publish. And it’s going to get worse with the new Publication Control Act, signed recently. Increasing, foreign correspondents who want to retain their ‘accreditation’ in the country, slavishly repeat ANC-party propaganda – and many supposedly ‘independent’ SA publications such as http://www.iol.co.za and especially the Naspers Afrikaans newsmedia – slavishly publish ANC-propaganda, and some even run ANC-propaganda campaigns(left):
Republic of South Africa, Protection of Information Act: voted in on 22 Nov 2011:
Former CNN-Johannesburg bureau chief Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Protection of Information Bill http://www.theroot/views/south-africa-putting-gag-its-people
229 ANC-MPs voted for POI-bill, written by two SA Communist Party MPs: two ANC-MPs did not vote: