Let’s be honest about this, since Julius Malema stepped down from the ANCYL presidency, the organisation has not been the same.
It’s plainly oblivious for anyone to see that the honourable Mr Malema brought something more to the Youth League, and we are not just talking tenders. He seemed to be a multi-directional leader from the front, back and sides.
I cannot be the only person who can see the distinct identical similarities that exists between our former president and icons, Mr Nelson Mandela, and the former leader of the ANCYL, Mr Julius Malema.
So let’s conclude the differences which are very similar:
- Both men worked for the Youth League and both rise to power and fame.
- Depending on the SARS hearing and findings, both men might then have spent time in jail, although Julius probably won’t stay in for 27 years with the president pardons taking place. But if Julius does follow in the former great footsteps by going to jail, then at least he could be a type of martyr that all our youth can aspire to.
- Both of their surnames are sounding similar with 3 symbols: “Man-de-la” and “Ma-le-ma”.
- Both surnames start similar with Mr Nelson’s first 3 letters being, “M.A.N.” which is right because he really was “the man”. And Mr Julius first 3 letters. Okay but in any case this is not important because these men are both leaders and visionaries like Ghandi, Mother Theresa and Colonel Sanders.
For those who are still not convinced of the leadership for Mr Julius Malema, or maybe they have some vendettas, to you I say we must forgive because we all make mistakes.
At church when I was just a boy, I see the money basket coming around and I have no knowledge of how it works so my Pa puts in R20 and I remove R10. I can tell you then when we got home before lunch I receive the biggest paksla. I still don’t know why he was so cross because he paid in twenty and I got change.
But important is the future and how we must learn to forgive and get. I think the ANCYL needs Julius back in the rankings to bring back power to the party. Without Malema, the ANCYL is like a Comrades jogger without legs – they are going nowhere.
Is the honourable Mr Julius Malema not so similar to Mr Nelson Mandela?
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