ATTEMPTS to analyse Julius Malema outside the Polokwane triumphalists is wrong.
The media, left and opposition parties forget that he was imposed on people by Jacob Zuma, Kgalema Motlanthe and Gwede Mantashe after the Bloemfontein ANCYL conference.
Malema's behaviour is no different from Zuma's between 2005 and Polokwane.
Zuma sang Umshini wami when he was facing prosecution. Malema sings Bulala ibhunu because the media is exposing his tenderpreneurship that is milking some Limpopo municipalities.
Zuma used state organs to get off the hook. The involvement of a former SARS operative to discredit the journalists who expose Malema is a Zuma strategy, so that he cannot be prosecuted. Malema still has not told us which journalists get brown envelopes and sleep with politicians.
He is using ignorant masses to mobilise support so that he appears popular. His R400 000 birthday party and rallies at tertiary institutions are examples. Zuma did the same to portray himself as a victim of Thabo Mbeki and the media.
When Malema ridiculed and insulted Mbeki, Zola Skweyiya, Naledi Pandor, Mvume Dandala, Terror Lekota, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, Helen Zille and Patricia de Lille, Zuma did not reprimand him. Zuma must apologise to leadersMalema insulted.
Malema is used as a political pit bull by Fikile Mbalula and by greedy ministers and NEC members. Zuma used him in his campaign for power.
The media must continue exposing corrupt forces, tenderpreneurship and wealth accumulators in the tripartite alliance.
Mary-Rose Nkuna, Barberton