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By unknown | Jul 14, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

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Mhlaba Memela

Beleaguered ANC Youth League president Julius Malema received support from an unlikely source on Friday when University of KwaZulu-Natal vice-chancellor Malegapuru Makgoba dismissed complaints about his "kill for Zuma" utterances.

Makgoba said the "kill for Zuma" statements by Malema and Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi were exaggerated and taken out of context by those opposed to ANC president Jacob Zuma's leadership.

He also defended the singing of Zuma's signature tune, Umshini wami.

Speaking at the Black Management Forum dinner at the Exhibition Centre in Durban, where Zuma was honoured with an African Leadership award, Makgoba said Zuma was the only one who could lead the country.

Makgoba said that South Africa needed a humble leader who would listen to the people.

He launched a scathing attack on the media for creating doubts about Zuma's leadership.

He said people were appointed on the basis of their potential and people should not apply different criteria for Zuma.

Zuma called on the business community to lead a drive that would transform the country's economy.

He also urged them to play a pivotal role in helping the government improve service delivery.

"An organisation such as the forum could help us develop a positive identity for our youth, to nurture them to become good leaders, managers and owners of our economy," Zuma said.

He urged the delegates not to take the cleaners or tea makers for granted because "they can be the best advisers to the state president".


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