'Zuma faces dark forces'

Louise McAuliffe

Louise McAuliffe

Julius Malema burst back on to the political scene yesterday in defence of Jacob Zuma against "the dark forces" he said are trying to take over in South Africa and other African countries.

He cited Britain - home of the "imperialists" - as the place they all came together.

The ANC Youth League president told a press conference called in reaction to the Supreme Court of appeal's ruling this week that "nothing" would stop Zuma from becoming president of SA after the elections.

Malema said there were dark forces working against Zuma and the ANC.

"Those who have left [the ANC] were working against us from within. They failed and are now doing it from outside because they think they can mobilise people against our glorious movement."