Julius Malema often dismissed as an illiterate buffoon and written off from the political landscape after his unceremonious expulsion from the ruling party, formed his own political party and is rattling the cages of his enemies.
Some people have been quick to voice their concern over the vision of his party which advocates the expropriation of farms without compensation and the nationalisation of the mines.
Malema's party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has found an amenable audience in the black youth and the membership is skyrocketing at an unprecedented rate.
While most people are preoccupied with the desecration of the personality of Malema, we should instead ask ourselves serious and probing questions.
How did it come about that our youth would embrace a militant political party with policies that might have adverse repercussions for the country?
It is erroneously believed that most EFF supporters are the downtrodden who have reached the end of their tether and are seeking a way of venting their frustrations with a system that has forgotten them.
The duality of EFF membership is something the so-called experts fail to acknowledge when they dish out their pseudo-scientific gobbledegook and pontifical hooey that we are fed with on a daily basis.
The truth is that there are black professionals within the ranks of EFF who are fed up with the slow pace of transformation and the continued grip of white monopoly capital on the economy.
As society we need to own up to the fact that we short-changed our youth and trivialised their hardships, ironically it was during the tenure of Malema while president of the ANCYL that our youth became apathetic and drifted away from the political scene.
EFF is the offspring of an uncaring society which neglected its youth; instead of casting vile aspersions at those who follow Malema like the modern-day Pied Piper and dismissing them as gullible sheep we need to shoulder the responsibilities as we are completely reprehensible for the Frankenstein monster we sired.
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