Several South Africans may think that the errant Julius Malema outraged the cabinet ministers when he witlessly dubbed them “cowards” at the Marikana Tragedy memorial service, he actually did not, the worse victims were the beavered families and the mourning nation. He insulted them.
I deliberately use the word “insult” because Malema would have known that the families who lost their loved ones were not interested in his political shambles. They came to the memorial service to get gladdened and to come into terms with what had happened.
Malema’s opportunistic grandstanding at the service has actually inflicted more pain to the wounds of the mourning families which shows that he is nothing but a self-centered buffoon.
No family, whether black or white, would ever allow an interloper to come to the memorial service of one of their own and uncaringly insult people, causing unnecessary mayhem. Malema’s performance was politically indecorous and socially disconcerting.
When he took the podium my adrenalin was accelerated high and I had stomach prickles because I knew that the emotional lesions of poor widows, parents and relatives will be deeply gouged by the heartless Malema.
Even members of the media both local and international were severely revolted by his actions, particularly after the religious leaders, on behalf of affected families, including South African Council of Churches’ Bishop Jo Seoka pleaded to all politicians not to use the memorial service as a political battlefield.
The insolent Malema overlooked that humble plea and decided to degenerate the memorial service and disrespect the families’ wish to fulfill his selfish political gains.
How Malema could call the Ministers “cowards”, on what ground? What is it that they did that warrants Malema to insult them? The venal Malema went to Marikana with single objective, to revive his political life in the expense of deprived miners and emotionally aggrieved families.
The Inter-Ministerial Committee led by Minister Collins Chabane is not in Marikana to score cheap political points, but to ensure peace, stability and that the families receive necessary social assistance.
He further accused President Zuma of benefiting from the country’s mines through his foundations, this is absolutely ludicrous. I am sure the public will be very pleased if the well-informed Malema can provide evidence that the President has actually benefited from the mines.
This was yet another fragile strategy to discredit President Zuma and his government. To show that he’s disturbed by what had happened at Lonmin mines, the President has swiftly appointed the Commission of Inquiry to investigate the cause this shocking tragedy.
He has also deployed senior and seasoned cabinet ministers including the newly appointed chair of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to Marikana to ensure that everything is under control and that the families receive social support during these trying times.
Therefore Malema’s assertions are just deceptive and devious the public have to wait for the commission to complete its investigations then believing in the allegation made by this pathetic goose.
The majority of Limpopo population has no basic services such as roads and houses because Malema and his acquaintances greedily looted public money for their lavish lifestyle whilst people in his neighboring families are swaying in dire poverty.
This purely shows that the man, who claims to be leader of the struggle for economic freedom, is covetous, ruthless and impertinent.
We all know why he is accusing African National Congress NEC members Cyril Ramaphosa, only those who are not interested in politics who would not know.
He undoubtedly hates Ramaphosa because the ANC’s National Disciplinary Committee of Appeals, which the latter chairs, upheld the National Disciplinary Committee’s decision to expel him out of the ANC for series of charges including putting the party into disrepute.
Julius Malema is a disgrace to the African youth and those who continue to support him will soon or later find themselves sinking further into a bottomless pit.
As a well groomed young man I want to say to Marikana victims’ families “humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you”.
To Malema and his lieutenants, the pain you inflicted to these families was unbearable and the natural revenge will one day take it cause and you will regret your actions.