Mbeki ‘best’ leader ANC had – Malema

2011-06-06 08:15

Former president Thabo Mbeki is the “best” leader produced by the ANC, said ANC Youth League president Julius Malema, The Times reported today.

“Mbeki is the best leader the ANC has ever produced. There are those who hated him with a passion but forgot that Mbeki, during his leadership, had produced a two-thirds majority during elections.

“Those who hate Mbeki are jealous of his achievements. He was the most educated and clever.

“The only problem with Mbeki was failing to allow the leadership of the ANC to decide on who they wanted in the leadership, and for wanting a third term in leading the organisation. Apart from that he was the best and I respect him for that,” Malema said – delivering his keynote speech at a meeting of the league’s Limpopo provincial general council held in Polokwane.

Malema was previously disciplined by the ANC for saying that Mbeki “was better” than President Jacob Zuma in dealing with internal ANC affairs.

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