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Julius Malema for President?

11 October 2012, 09:30

God forbid if that day ever comes, such an uneducated, boastful, egotistic, narcissistic,  self-centred, stupid, foolish…..l realized l could go on and on with such names to describe Julius Malema. What makes his case silly and stupid is he has a following? Should the same names apply to them as well? Because what kind of a person follows a fool?

Even the ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said on eNCA “"Can you imagine Julius Malema becoming president of the country? Oh, dear God, may that day never dawn in our lifetime, or that of our children." Nobody wants to be associated with him, yet on a daily basis there is news of him addressing something or rather and there is always a crowd around him.

Yes he is facing charges of money laundering, but would it surprise anyone if he is not charged for these? I know l wouldn't be. It may not a shocker for most people to note that he sees himself as a president one day of South Africa. The cold hard truth of the matter is that we ridicule, discount or ignore Julius Malema at our peril, because we seem to forget that he speaks to a substantial constituency that listens avidly to virtually every word that he says. 

He is given an audience every single day in the name of news, whether he is appearing as addressing workers or in court and there are those that consider him a strong hold. He can take on anyone regardless of their political affiliations or allies. To majority of the youth he is a maverick, and someone to be emulated. Because he is outspoken and his get rich quick schemes, he is somewhat an idol. Laugh out loud; yes it is laughable and utterly ridiculous. He relates fully with the youth because he knows exactly how to get the gullible and stupid like him. He knows what to say to get the masses to gain their trust. He has never been convicted of any crime he is charged with for example the SARS case where is said to owe millions in tax. He is said to have benefited from corruption more than R4 million the list is endless.  Any youth who sees him triumphant over these allegations sees a legend, a hero.

He sings war songs and appeals to those that seem hopeless and need to radical leader who doesn't know what a hermaphrodite is.  The problem with the South African masses is that they easily forget, if he devotes his energy to his campaigns as he did with Jacob Zuma’s election; how sure is anyone to think he won't win any presidential elections?

He became the ANC Youth League President without so much as passing his Matric. What is to stop the very same people that voted him into youth power to vote for him as president of the nation? Cynical about government's promises, many youths want to become "tenderpreneurs", believing it is the only way to "get rich quick". So why wouldn't they vote for a man who has shown them that crime pays as long as they are not caught and they can pay the police to cover their actions? After all you have the money, the influence and the resources to have all cases dismissed. They don't even need to get educated to get all that.

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