Not so fast some ANCYL supporters of the firebrand fatman will reply concerning their former leader,Julias Malema,if you'd tell them that his horror show is over,done and dusted,so just move on. After he'd exhausted all possible ways available to him so as to try and weave his way back into the South African political "soap opera" that is the ANC albeit via the backdoor,has the door finally been shut on him and his vile antics?
For someone who has embodied and articulated all the confusions and contradictions of those black South Africans that admired the clown,he has become too loud for his own good and had to be shut down completely. As Francis Bacon(1561-1626) once wrote:"The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinion draws all things else to support and agree with it. And though there be a greater number and weight of instances to be found on the other side, yet these it either neglects and despises, or else-by some distinction sets aside and rejects, in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former conclusion may remain inviolate."
Also New York Times psychologist Dan Gilbert wrote:"When our bathroom scale delivers bad news, we hop off and then on again, just to make sure we didn’t misread the display or put too much pressure on one foot. When our scale delivers good news, we smile and head for the shower. By uncritically accepting evidence when it pleases us, and insisting on more when it doesn’t, we subtly tip the scales in our favour."
Malema's distorted and outrageous leftwing credentials were behind his brazen outbursts. To many middle class black South Africans he is just plain stupid and a real embarrassment who "misreads" his role in his former party,but for many poor and neglected communities he remains their hero regardless. A rags-to-riches fighter who promised an economic revolution now sits without credibility.
Worrying though is this subsequent statement made by the ANC after yesterday's news:"Many of those who have been subjected to the same process and sanction have in turn learnt from their mistakes and have become better members...We believe the same is possible for... Julius Malema."
Does that mean that they,the ANC, are still keeping their doors open in the hope that the nutter Malema might decide that he'd want to return?Malema is not an elected official and never should he be thank goodness,yet he remains one of the ANC's best orators. He has lost his voice with regards to relevant policy making issues about the South African economy and such. Even if he tries to restart himself up again politically as perhaps an independent party like Bantu Holomisa had done when he got thrown out of the ANC some time ago,it won't be as easy going as Holomisa's United Democratic Movement found out when they got less than 1% of the vote at the last general election.
For a man that's only 31 years of age,quite young infact,questions has to ask of him as to how he managed to afford a R3.6million house in Sandton,when his salary or wages he received as president of the ANCYL was only R20,000 a month. Bearing in mind also that he's background is rural Limpopo where meagre food and water is as normal as day and night.And please don't tell me it all came from unsolicited donations!
So the ANC are no longer fighting Apartheid,instead they fighting each other for who runs and controls South Africa's wealth,taxpayers money and voters. With constant outbreaks of bickering, infighting and tensions between themselves and their affiliates,the ANC party's showy display of unity and "democracy" is creaking fast and like a ticking time bomb its just waiting to explode. The ANC has become a state within a State and a law unto themselves in less than 20 years time at the helm.Must be one of the shortest ways any ruling party has ever managed to ruin South Africa in our country's history.