Julius Malema

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Aug 25th, 2014
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By Perry Munzwembiri The South African parliament degenerated into chaos this past Thursday as the Economic Freedom Fighters; led by the firebrand Julius Malema staged a sit-in whilst parliament was in session. This, after a less than satisfactory response from President Jacob Zuma when asked to answ...
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May 15th, 2014
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Jacob Zuma Pride Mkono THE South African election has come and gone and the liberation movement, the African National Congress (ANC) and its tripartite alliance of labour under COSATU and the South African Communist Party (SACP), romped to victory with 62 percent of the vote. The opposition attempted...
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May 13th, 2014
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Julius Malema Verashni Pillay Correspondent Julius Malema, like the rest of the Economic Freedom Fighters, was euphoric once the 2014 election results were counted on Saturday. His equally euphoric spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Nldozi, carted me over to have a word with the commander-in-chief, as he is kno...
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May 13th, 2014
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By Martin Plaut “ANC wins yet another landslide” – was the RAS take on the South African election on Friday. A catchy headline but not entirely accurate. Certainly no-one can argue with the figures. The ANC is to be congratulated for winning 62.15% of the vote. But nor should one ignore the achieveme...
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Apr 22nd, 2014
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By Perry Munzwembiri Until recently, South Africa lay claim to the title of Africa`s biggest economy, being the beacon of its former President Thabo Mbeki`s vision of an African renaissance. Two decades post independence, the rainbow nation is at a precipice. Unemployment, particularly amongst the yo...
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Mar 23rd, 2014
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Julius Malema Bernard Bwoni South Africa, with its worryingly significant and unsustainable inequalities, is on the verge of a compelling socio-economic and political malfunction.Someone somewhere forgot or failed to fully address the obvious inequalities which define and are deeply entrenched in thi...
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Dec 20th, 2013
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King William’s Town – The SACP in the Eastern Cape on Thursday criticised a visit by EFF leader Julius Malema to ex-miners in King William’s Town as “opportunistic”. “Be vigilant of one enemy in many colours,” provincial SA Communist Party spokesman Siyabonga Mdodi said in a statement. He...
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Sep 2nd, 2013
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Cheating may have reached new heights in the kingdom of Mswati III, last reigning absolute monarch in southern Africa. In the Aug. 24 poll, one winning candidate reportedly brought in so many voters from outside the district that as many as 1,000 people voted, although only 300 lived in the chiefdom,...
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Aug 26th, 2013
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Next year, at least 23-million eligible voters in South Africa will have the dilemma of deciding whom to entrust with their vote. It will not be an easy decision, given how public trust in political leaders and government has been eroded, particularly over the past decade. Agang leader Mamphela Ramph...
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Aug 16th, 2013
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The miners are angry that not a single policeman has been arrested     South Africa’s governing ANC will not attend commemorations marking the death of 34 striking miners shot by police a year ago, saying they have been “hijacked” for political reasons.   Rivalry betw...