Mzansi’s Youngest President
Malema, a former ruling party, African National Congress (ANC), youth leader was dismissed from the party for bad behavior.
After being shown the exit door, Juju formed his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which he said is aimed at giving the majority of South African power and control of their resources. His policies many have described as radically and they mimic the Zanu-PF ideologies.
During the launch of his manifesto, Juju promised people heaven on earth. The launch was indeed a red sea as thousands of people thronged Tembisa stadium to see their president. listen to their president. give support to their presidential candidate.
As election day draw nearer, I am eager to see whether thousands of people who attended the rally will still be behind Juju. There are some people who usually attend rallies for the sake of attending and let alone do not vote.
At his address Malema said: “Now is the time for real freedom.” He addressed contentious issues in South Africa including land ownership, the nationalisation of mines, education and corruption and the local economy.
However, many people have labeled the EFF a racist party as they are threatening to take land from whites. The party believes that whites are oppression black majority hence this is the time take what belong to them.
Clearly, EFF policies which were made crystal clear from their manifesto is that they are more like an extension of Zanu-PF. Zanu-PF is too singing on the same hymn book with Juju, as they took land and now they are taking over mines.
Recently, during the funeral of former South Africa President , Neslon Mandela, Mugabe received a thunderous applause in South Africa, this might be an indication that South Africans admire the oldest African leader, Mugabe. If Mugabe received such a warm welcome does this also imply that Malema has got a chance to win more votes since his policies and of those of Mugabe are the same?
Malema is addressing issues many South Africans have been complaining about for the past years. This might perhaps be the reason why he is commanding a large following at the moment.
If people who are attending rallies are to go and vote in their large numbers, surely Malema is going to cause problems in parliament.
For this election, Malema might not be able to get more votes but as years go by, people will certainly be tempted to follow the South Africa’s youngest Presidential candidate.
These coming general elections are meant to decide Malema’s future in the game of politics. I am one of those who wish Malema the best of lucky, i wish he can get some votes so that he can also be part of parliament under the system of proportional representation.