Don't support Malema party, says Lamola

2013-06-13 09:48
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Johannesburg - Former ANC Youth League deputy leader Ronald Lamola has called on the youth not to support Julius Malema's proposed new party, The Star reported on Thursday.

Lamola accused Malema of hijacking the youth league's resolutions on economic freedom taken at its national conference in Midrand in 2011.

In an interview with the newspaper, he said the expelled African National Congress Youth League leader's forum of "radical militants" was nothing but "misguided militancy".

Lamola said he should have waited until he was "rehabilitated" and admitted back into the ANC rather than behave as if he was the only leader who had sacrificed for the ruling party.

He dismissed Malema as an "expert of insults".

Malema on Wednesday dismissed Lamola as a political nonentity.

Lamola said: "I am not going to entertain that man. I don't take him serious and I have never taken him serious (sic)."

It was reported earlier this week that Malema was preparing to form a new political party.

He accused President Jacob Zuma of purging and destroying political opponents, including ANCYL leaders aligned with him, "because of pure political jealousy, paranoia, and fear of the unknown".



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