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OPPOSITION parties have slammed President Jacob Zuma for suggesting that ANC Youth League president Julius Malema is worthy of being the country's president in future.
Speaking at Malema's home town of Seshego, Polokwane, Zuma said Malema had shown that he was a good leader who understood ordinary people.
"Some of us are no longer young and when we go across the mountain in terms of age we are happy that when we go the organisation will remain in real hands of (those) who will think about the people," Zuma said.
"The ANC recognises talent and leadership and we give people an opportunity," he said.
"Julius has illustrated that he is indeed a good leader and that he understands the people."
The Christian Democratic Alliance (CDA) said it was shocked that Zuma was "endorsing a hot-headed person" to be president of the country.
CDA deputy chairperson Theunis Botha said Zuma was behaving like a traditional leader.
"We call on President Jacob Zuma to retract his remarks presenting the hot-headed Julius Malema as well-suited to being a future leader of the ANC. "We note that the remarks were made in Malema's home town and that they were intended for the ears of those being addressed."
He said making Malema a crown prince could harm the country's image abroad.
The DA youth wing said Zuma's endorsement raised questions about his understanding of what constitutes a good leader.
"Of more immediate concern is what such an announcement says about President Zuma and his particular understanding of leadership and the requirements inherent to it," it said.