Demand university for Mbombela - Malema
Mbombela - Mpumalanga residents must demand that President Jacob Zuma make good on his promise to build a university in Mbombela, ANC Youth League president Julius Malema said at the weekend.
He told a gathering in Bushbuckridge, in Mpumalanga, that ANC leaders had to be held to their commitments, The Times newspaper reported on Monday.
"Anybody who promised you the university and never acted must never be a friend of the people of Mpumalanga because he promised you lies. He only wanted votes," Malema reportedly said.
"And now 2014 is coming and we'll be having another round of elections and there is no university," he said.
In his State of the Nation address, Zuma said R300m would be allocated to build universities in Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape.
Malema also told the crowd to invade Mbombela and demand that the university be built.
Referring to his possible suspension, Malema said former president Nelson Mandela and his generation had also been regarded as disrespectful.
"They were impatient and wanted change now... Even if some of us can be expelled from the organisation, do not be afraid," he said.