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Malema's race bashing a sign that EFF is struggling for a purpose after election loss: Analysts

By Nomahlubi Jordaan | 2016-12-02 09:35:41.0 | COMMENTS [ 128 ]

Economic Freedom Fighters Leader Julius Malema’s rants about white people signify the party’s desperate attempt to remain relevant after failing to win one municipality when their party was put to the vote‚ political analysts said on Friday.

Malema has become increasingly strident about race‚ making a host of utterances about white people at most of the party’s public gatherings‚ most recently at memorial for Cuba’s Fidel Castro on Thursday afternoon‚ where he proclaimed‚ “We are poor because of whites‚ we don’t have jobs because of whites‚ we are dying of sicknesses because of whites!“

Zamikhaya Maseti‚ managing director of Ngubengcuka Research Policy Strategy and Advisory Consulting‚ said that after failing to win one municipality in the August local government elections‚ the EFF has no clear programme of action.

He warned the EFF leader that his current approach could back-fire.

“The problem is they do not have a clear programme of action. Malema is trying to undermine (former president Nelson) Mandela’s reconciliation legacy (with his anti-white statements).

“[Malema’s utterances] are a continuation of undermining that nation building project.”

Maseti said Malema was denting the image of his party‚ which initially had a potential of succeeding.

“It’s now becoming something else.”

He said the EFF will not be relevant when President Jacob Zuma steps down.

“Zuma is their rallying point. When Zuma goes‚ they won’t be relevant‚” Maseti said.

“This is how they want to maintain their relevance‚” said another political analyst‚ Ralph Mathekga‚ of the Clear Content consultancy.

Mathekga also said the EFF was faced with a challenge of satisfying its constituency following its loss in the local government elections.

“They are compensating for the poor performance in the local government elections and they want to be relevant.”

If the EFF had won some ground in the municipal elections‚ “it would have been more practical in its approach to politics‚” Mathekga said.

“…Voters are seeing that what they are promising is far from reality.

“ They are in parliament. They are supposed to be raising issues in a dignified manner‚” Mathekga added.


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Imagine if a white politician got on a podium and said theses things....people would lose their minds

2016-12-02 09:37:53.0 | 2 replies


I would be the first white, to throw rotten eggs at him.

2016-12-02 10:12:05.0 | 0 replies


But white people have no reasons to say all that.

2016-12-02 10:48:42.0 | 1 replies


Yes but you are missing the point....

2016-12-02 11:45:49.0 | 0 replies


The analysts are on point. Julius is starting to irritate me.

2016-12-02 09:43:31.0 | 1 replies


How does the truth irritate yo

2016-12-02 10:37:10.0 | 1 replies


What truth exactly?

2016-12-02 11:39:34.0 | 0 replies


The EFF did not win a single municipality... And somehow going around telling white people how superior they are, will change that? Its true what the author states, julius and the EFF has no plan. The only reason EFF exists, is because of zuma. And his anti-white ramblings did not win him a single municipality :P

2016-12-02 09:44:40.0 | 1 replies


True Sin. he is going to loose more black votes as well.

2016-12-02 09:58:44.0 | 0 replies


Malema needs a bullet between his eyes, the same as Trump. These type of humans are scum of the earth, the same as that French political woman cretin. The only way for them to stay relevant, is to see humans fight each other... They all belong in the loony bin of history.

2016-12-02 09:46:33.0 | 2 replies


Whiz as much as he is not my favorite people in the world he does not deserve to be shot, what if we shoot you before them?

2016-12-02 09:58:00.0 | 0 replies


Whiz - No, lets not make a martyr out of julius.

2016-12-02 10:22:52.0 | 0 replies


Eish this is worrying because he may start thinking of going back to ANC

2016-12-02 09:49:02.0 | 1 replies


ManSanza he can't go back to ANC him and Holomisa were expelled from the ANC for ill discipline thinking they were bigger than the organisation, all his lieutenants as he is CIC of EFF without an army can go back but not him, they are well come with warm hands as they are political pr*stitut#s.

2016-12-02 09:56:22.0 | 0 replies


They are in parliament. They are supposed to be raising issues in a dignified manner‚” Mathekga added. Lol Mathekga is asking too much of EFF

2016-12-02 09:52:53.0 | 0 replies


we said the same thing about Donald Trump and today he is a president.... Just an analyst opinion.

2016-12-02 09:53:48.0 | 1 replies


This is not America baba and Trump was a leader of a popular organisation Republicans not Malema he is in the minority party zone, so how can you rule.

2016-12-02 10:29:28.0 | 0 replies


these are not facts but opinion

2016-12-02 09:54:53.0 | 0 replies


Well written piece. I never saw it that way. It is good to see him running his mouth, it makes him much more unpopular. Nobody as blind as he that does not want to see.... Young man, these types of talk will get you killed. Think of your family.Stop being unwise and display ignorance. People laugh at you...

2016-12-02 09:59:46.0 | 0 replies


“We are poor because of whites (glances at Breitling watch)‚ we don’t have jobs because of whites (must have been a white who convinced the ANC to fire him)‚ we are dying of sicknesses because of whites (white food made him obese and now the wife is making him go to a white gym)!“

There is no doubt that apartheid screwed the black population over. There is no argument that white people had more opportunities. Nobody can deny that, world wide, a white skin is an advantage. White people are no longer in charge though. White people did not fire Nene and skid mark the Rand. White people didn't make Bara into a dysfunctional hospital. White people didn't tell anyone to eat until they were too fat to function. Take some personal responsibility for your own actions

2016-12-02 10:00:37.0 | 1 replies


Lol white people are no longer in charge? When did it stop and who told you that? Nene's firing and the Rand skidding has everything to do with whites controlling. Nuclear deal involving the whites from the West and Russia are at the center of this one!!!

2016-12-02 10:05:32.0 | 4 replies


Cope1 - The ANC government is filled with white people? Sheesh, our schooling and education system is really failing...

2016-12-02 10:12:02.0 | 0 replies


lol, cope1, trying to move the blame again, who sits on this side who wants to implement the nuclear deal for own benefit? The west? Russia?

2016-12-02 10:12:29.0 | 0 replies


Cope : Just a few things :
1. The Guptas are not 'white'
2. The 'west' and Russia don't work together
3. Which 'white' is the President and why did you elect a 'white' to sell the country?

2016-12-02 10:17:19.0 | 0 replies


Cope1 you are high as a kite my friend....

2016-12-02 10:18:19.0 | 1 replies


Cope, can't cope with only two brain cells.

2016-12-02 10:28:58.0 | 0 replies


Juluis has always been politically bankrupt, it was a good thing the ANC expelled this troubled young man. Look now.

2016-12-02 10:06:52.0 | 0 replies