Malema snubs MDC

2010-04-01 14:58

ANC Youth League (ANCYL) President Julius Malema has upset

Zimbabwean political party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), by meeting

only Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF on a visit to Harare.

“Is Mr Malema saying that the ANC does not respect democracy and is

willing to ignore the millions of Zimbabweans who sent Zanu-PF packing in the

corridors of power?” asked Austin Moyo, chairperson of the MDC in South Africa,

at a media briefing in Johannesburg on Thursday.

“Does Malema understand that there are millions of liberation

heroes in the MDC?” Moyo said Malema made it clear that he would be visiting the

Zanu-PF because it was “a revolutionary party”.

“Is Mr Malema suggesting that fighting and defeating the black

oppression of Zanu-PF [by the MDC] is not synonymous with a revolution?” Moyo


He said Malema’s visit came at a crucial time, as Zimbabwe’s unity

government attempted to put to rest issues agreed upon during a visit by

President Jacob Zuma last month.

“His talking to only one party will send the wrong signals because

South Africa is the referee.”


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