With the suspension of Malema on everyone’s mind and some Youth League members promising to continue his work (whatever that was...), it would only be natural to expect some military response from the estranged infants at some stage.
At the rate Youth League members and leaders are banished from the ANC, one would expect them to start focussing their frustrations on the ruling party through physical violence as their political avenues are currently diminishing on a weekly basis.
The latest speculation from political analysts is that the ANC may look to dissolve the Youth League leadership in due course, which may lead to the disposal of the entire structure thereafter.
When you consider the history of the ANC, in that it was essentially a liberation movement, it is not inconceivable to consider the possibility of a repeat of the MK revolts during apartheid. Only this time, it would be directed towards the ANC.
The AWB had a history of the same type of behaviour against the National Party, especially during the 80’s, and I would submit that the elements to be booted from the Youth League, and essentially the ANC, may follow the same route as the Ventersdorp based organisation.
The one thing ingrained in most white’s minds is the possibility of Uhuru, or the total liberation of Africa from white rule, for those who have been living under a rock for the past 20 years.
Others refer to Uhuru as “the night of the long knives”, a phrase coined from various previous violent “cleansing” acts as committed by the Romans and more recently, Hitler when he disbursed of his political opponents by murdering them in one night, after his election as Chancellor.
Now, I know the whole Uhuru thing is a very touchy subject, and normally I would run with an open and robust debate on anyone prophesising such a travesty in this country, but I can’t help but wonder if exactly that threat would be from a disgruntled ex-Youth League leadership and their flock.
The militarisation of the Youth League has lead to many a speculation as to their intentions, and when the structure they operated in is ripped from them as suddenly as it is now, I shudder to think what they would do when they have nothing to lose anymore.
Currently, as things progress, they won’t have to answer to anyone within the ANC structures due to their expulsion, and this would have the normal knock-on effect of them creating their own right wing organisation, with King Julius at its political helm, and a selection of uneducated aggressors on the military side.
At this point, I would urge... no... implore the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) to keep an eagle eye on these lot, for all our sakes.
The ANC, as well as whites, would be the target if the current Youth League were to become a radical movement or eventual terrorist group, which may just create the common goal this country needs, in getting black and white to finally put aside their differences and focus on a common enemy.
I am quite sure that poor leadership would also be something the ANC could ill afford at a time like this, as there is far more at stake than eye for an eye politics.
In this sense, maybe one could argue that Malema was the best thing to happen to S.A for quite a while, as he demonstrated what the future effect of poor leadership would look like; a face most people, the ANC included, did not want this country to have.
Hopefully, I am completely wrong about all of this and Malema does what most want him to do, disappear somewhere into Limpopo, and expropriate a farm he could learn to cultivate, never to be heard of again.
Unfortunately...conventional wisdom would suggest otherwise to our hopes, especially in this instance.