Ask Jacob Zuma to get his Nkandla cows to vote for him – Julius Malema

2013-11-18 15:28

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President Jacob Zuma, together with ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, came under attack from Julius Malema after his brief court appearance in Polokwane earlier today.

In urging Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members to intensify their recruitment drive and vote for his party, Malema said: “Ask [Zuma] to get the cows he built a R1 million kraal for at Nkandla to vote for him. Teach him a lesson. Tell them in the spirit of the people of Marikana, you won’t vote for them,” he said.

Malema told his supporters that Zuma and his family were benefiting from doing business with government, yet they were not being arrested.

Turning to Ramaphosa, who recently came under fire for telling a woman in Seshego that the “boers” will come back to take government if she didn’t vote for the ANC, Malema said he was correct to some extent.

“Cyril is right. Boers, real white boers, will come back if we don’t vote black boers in government out. Ramaphosa is a black boer and his hands have the blood of Marikana victims, same as [apartheid regime president PW] Botha’s hands have got the blood of innocent people,” he said. “Who’s [Ramaphosa] to tell people that boers will come back? Boers are in government today. We fought against exploitation of our people and this government continues exploitation of our people.” Read: Cyril Ramphosa writes for City Press on the controversy Malema then turned to Thuli Madonsela, urging his supporters not to be “too quick to celebrate” the Public Protector “because she’s fighting Nkandla, which we agree with, but she is a weapon used against black people”.

Madonsela has previously investigated Malema and presented a hard-hitting report implicating him in benefiting from questionably awarded tenders.

In explaining why he said Madonsela was being used against black people, Malema said she “never found a white person belonging to the DA guilty of corruption”.

“I thought she was fearless, only to realise that she’s used by the Afrikaner minority to undermine the leadership of the African masses. Every hero must be analysed. We support her for being brave on Nkandla. We want the report and she must release it. Even if the report says Zuma didn’t know, we know Zuma knew,” he said.

Cope did not escape Malema’s wrath as he warned his party members not to come with any “Cope tendencies”.

“When we left the ANC, Cope could have been an alternative, but it’s dead, killed before it even stood on its feet,” he said.

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