Some Malema supporters don’t believe political conspiracy claims

2012-09-26 10:07

Supporters of Julius Malema who attended a night vigil ahead of his court appearance in Polokwane this morning were divided on whether Malema’s legal troubles were genuine or sparked by political infighting, with some saying Malema should face the music if guilty.

Sixteen-year-old Vincent Tshifura from Thohoyandou said he would do anything to support Malema, including bunking classes.

“I just love the president (Malema). He represents everything I stand for. Even the most stupid fool can see that the security forces are being used by that idiot Zuma to persecute our president. If and when he dies, we will be by his side.”

Lehlogonolo Mashego (20) from Mankweng outside Polokwane said said just like the youth was prepared to kill for Zuma, it was now prepared to kill for Malema.

“Isn’t life funny? All the things that happened to Zuma before he became president are now happening to Malema. You can make what you want out of this situation, but if you follow it to its logical conclusion, it means like Zuma, Malema will be victorious and he will become president.”

Seipati Morati (24) from Jane Furse said although she supported Malema because he was fighting for economic freedom, he should face the charges.

“What 30-something-year-old do you know that drives different Range Rovers, Mercedes Benzes and have different mansions in different suburbs? Where does he work? Nonetheless I support him because he is fighting for economic freedom in our lifetime.”

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