Malema sounds Mangaung warning
Kimberley - Suspended ANC Youth League president Julius Malema on Sunday sounded a thinly-veiled warning to the present ANC leaders that they could be unseated at the ANC's elective conference in Mangaung.
He said some leaders have become arrogant on power given to them by the masses and warned against another Polokwane elective conference, which led to the recall of the country's former president, Thabo Mbeki.
“Never be ahead of the masses,” said Malema to a cheering crowd of youths in Kimberley.
Malema told the gathering the ANC was formed for economic freedom due to land grabs by settlers.
“The rest [voting rights] came afterwards, but fundamentally it was about economic freedom and unity of Africans.”
Before Malema addressed the crowd, Northern Cape ANCYL chair Shadrack Tlhaole saluted Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe as leader, and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula as secretary general of the ANC.