Juju has no problems with ‘imperialistic World Cup’

2010-10-15 11:48

ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Julius Malema today labelled the recent 2010 Soccer World Cup an “imperialistic activity” which brought people to exploit the country’s resources.

However, Malema, who was welcoming the organising committee of the 17th World Festival for Youth and Students, said he did not have a problem with it.

Malema made the comments while explaining that South Africa could successfully host major events.
“We know it was an imperialistic activity by which the people came here to exploit the resources of our country. It is no problem,” he said.

The festival is expected to draw 30 000 people from 150 countries.

Malema again pointed out that ANCYL’s struggle was an economic struggle. The league was demanding economic freedom.

“We have come to appreciate that our struggle now is an economic struggle. The majority of people do not benefit anything from the mineral resources of this country.

“We are one rich country when it comes to mineral resources, but the resources continue to benefit the imperialists and colonisers,” Malema said.

The league had committed itself to change the current economic patterns because failure to do so would “lead to our people engaging in the second revolution against ourselves,” Malema said.

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