At the time of the incident, the president was a non-executive director at Lonmin’s platinum mines, the employer of the striking workers, had requested in the form of emails, that stronger action be taken against the workers after a protracted strike.
Malema also promised to lock up former minister of social development who is now minister of Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini for her role in the social grant saga, former Gauteng MEC for human settlements and now ANC treasurer Paul Mashatile, Gauteng MEC for economic development Lebogang Maile and Gauteng premier David Makhura for “stealing” money meant for the Alexandra Renewal Project.
This could be widely seen as Malema's election rhetoric, just six days before elections. Ramaphosa is the face of the party and has been traversing the length and breadth of the country to galvanise support for the ANC.
About R1.6bn was approved for the project which was meant to develop the economic and social environment of Alexandra and was billed as a joint urban regeneration project involving local, provincial and national government.
At least 48 parties are contesting the May 8 elections.