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Don't use Malema as an excuse to go

By unknown | Mar 04, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

As a member, let me start by stating my unwavering allegiance to the ANC and its current leadership.

Any South African who reads and listens to our "enlightened" media would have noticed how every statement of ANCYL president Julius Malema is handled. A related phenomenon is the nonsensical rhetoric by self-branded political analysts and prophets of doom prophesying how "Julius Malema's rantings cause a mass exodus to Cope".

Albeit Malema having blundered, and unconditionally apologised, how hungry is our media that they criticise any word that comes out of him? What is wrong, politically, morally and otherwise, with saying, "We will campaign in KZN, even in Buthelezi's backyard?"

Why do we not hear equal howling when Zapiro produces demeaning and disrespectful cartoons of Jacob Zuma, who is much older than him?

Those who threaten to leave the ANC for Cope because of Malema's utterings need to realise that the ANC remains a mass movement. With you on board we can accomplish better, but we will not be held to ransom. We will not sink if you jump ship. Most such "threats" are made by people who already have one foot outside the ship anyway.

EN Gaffane, Midrand


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