Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
ANC Youth League president Julius Malema yesterday launched a scathing attack on outgoing Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni for saying the country's mines will not be nationalised.
Malema said Mboweni was a political nonentity and did not belong to any important structure of the ruling party. Mboweni recently slammed Malema's suggestion that the country's mines should be nationalised.
Malema was addressing students at the University of Zululand in support of the SA Students Congress in the run-up to the institution's student representative council elections on Thursday.
"Tito Mboweni says the nationalisation of mines will not happen. He must know that nationalisation will happen in our life-time. Mboweni is nothing in the ANC. He does not belong to any structure of the ANC, and if he continues like this, he will not get any future deployment.
"For us as long as the ANC is still in existence, we are going to nationalise and take the money we get from this to pay for social programmes," Malema said.
He said Mboweni was "arrogant" and claimed that was why he had been removed as governor.
Malema said when they said Jacob Zuma would become president, Mboweni was one of those people who said that would not happen.
Malema seems to be a lucky charm for Sasco. His charisma has already brought joy to Sasco at Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT), where the ANC-aligned student organisation won the election after the IFP-aligned SA Students Movement (Sadesmo) walked out during the vote counting at the weekend.
SRC leadership at the Universality of Zululand and MUT is highly contested by both Sasco and Sadesmo.
Sadesmo had initially been leading at both institutions but Sasco had gained more support after invoking the Malema magic.