A steady rain of stinging barbs

2014-06-19 00:00

MALEMA’S scathing attack on President Zuma included the following barbs:

• You don’t have what it takes to lead the struggle for economic emancipation of the black majority particularly Africans;

• Mr President … you no longer represent the hope of the hopeless masses of our people;

• Mr President, whatever you have said about jobs has been as false and inconsistent as the performance of your party for the past 20


• In 1995 unemployment was 15% and now, at this moment, it is at 25%, or 36% with an expanded definition. This is your legacy; you have more than doubled unemployment!;

• You keep making the same promises and misleading this house and honourable members clap hands. They encourage this mediocrity, lack of leadership, lying to the nation and the poor;

• You are a man of tradition; a tradition of empty promises;

• You were on paraffin speed-building stadiums for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, but you are failing to build schools, and you are failing basic things such as toilets; and

• No one must take government money and build his own house, and say “I know nothing about it”.

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