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The sadness that is Malema

29 July 2014, 16:18

“We will shut down business in this Johannesburg. Once business in Johannesburg is shut down, it means business in the whole of Africa has stopped.” News24  28.07.14

What exactly does this mean?

If past experience serves me correctly, it means violence.  The words WE WILL, is a promise that businesses will shut down.  And what if they don’t?  What will Malema’s soldiers of hate and anarchy do to these businesses? Burn them? Throw bricks and rocks into the windows? Wound or even kill the owners/managers?

No citizen of South Africa should be allowed to get away with such a vitriolic outburst of absolute hate for the economy.  His party is called the Economic Freedom Front.  A political party that should be striving towards equalizing the balance between workers and management and fair labour practice. By shutting down the businesses he is actually increasing the hardship of the labour force.  His followers are blinded by his Hitlerian rhetoric.  When he speaks his followers are easily hypnotized by his false declarations, and hate speech against the government.  He talks about ruling the masses instead of governing, and governing infers guidance.  There will be no governing/guidance under his “Rule”.  In his party, I am sure he is seen as a BOSS, not a leader.  A boss knows everything and tells people what must be done.  A boss criticizes, talks fast and gives orders while demanding respect.  He rules with threats not laws. He depends on hearsay.  A leader, on the other hand, admits mistakes and shows his followers how to do things.  A leader gives advice and directions thereby earning respect.  A leader shows human kindness and investigates before uttering anything.  Malema is not a leader.  He is a bully and a warlord. 

He must be stopped before he trashes our beautiful country.

Back to shutting down businesses in Johannesburg.  If he follows up on this promise, I see it as a direct threat to the community. I mean, if I, as a private citizen, were to threaten such a thing and make it public, I will be arrested and incarcerated. 

Why has he not been arrested?

Why has he been treated with kid gloves?  Many argue the point that he is a child.  But he’s an adult.  He must take responsibility for his words and actions.

If I had the financial resources, I would make a case against him.  But I don’t have that kind of money for litigation.  I call on any lawyer or citizen with enough money to make a case against this man, hopefully, the courts will be able to protect us from the tragedy that will follow if he is allowed to continue.

The world looked on as Hitler dressed his charm.  They had all the information at their fingertips to stop him, but they didn’t.  And one morning the world woke up and it was too late. The Second World War had begun with Hitler at the helm.

 Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela compared Malema to Hitler and rightly so. (News24; 23.07.14)   

Our government has all the information it needs to stop Malema.  But they refuse to do so. One morning we will wake up and it will be too late.  The downfall of South Africa will have begun. 

It is not too late to stop this evil.

“He described Israel's actions in Gaza as a ‘crime against humanity’.” (News24 75.07.14)

His threat to make the province of Gauteng ungovernable should be seen as a crime against sub Saharan Africa and South Africa.

“Ignoring the plight of Palestinians was equal to betraying former president Nelson Mandela's legacy.” (News24 25.07.14)

By threatening to shut down businesses and making Gauteng ungovernable, also means betraying Nelson Mandela’s legacy and should be seen as a crime against the South African nation. South Africa does not belong to him.  It belongs to all who live here, all who were born here, all legal immigrants, all naturalized citizens, all Black, White, Coloured and Indian races.  It belongs to 11 and more different cultures including heterosexuals and the LGBTM sections of society.  It belongs to the men, women and children of our country who lead honest, decent, law abiding lives. This country does not belong to Malema.  However, I fear that in ten years, it will belong to him.  And he will make our lives a living hell on earth.

He equates himself as a shadow of Nelson Mandela.  He can never, ever be.  Mandela was the perfect gentleman who fought against the terror of Apartheid.  Malema is not fighting any just cause.  He is fighting himself, and he taking down everyone who follows.  He is hurting our nation more than Apartheid ever did. 

The following is taken from a report by Mwandile Jack (Fin24 19.01.14), on the storming of the Gauteng Legislature:

“Once inside the building, Malema told his party’s supporters to stage a sit-in, allegedly telling them to “respond” if police officers tried to beat them up.

This is exactly the same tactic Malema used when he was the leader of the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) and the ANC Youth League (ANCYL).

As a leader of these organisations at the time, Malema had on occasion bussed unruly and violent youngsters into Johannesburg. These youths damaged property and looted small retailers, destroying the livelihood of many people in the process.

That Malema’s tactics as a leader have not changed and that his followers still behave in the same manner as Cosas and ANCYL members became evident this week, when the marchers started helping themselves to the food meant for members of the legislature. They also had running battles with the police.”

Violence begets violence.

This is undemocratic behavior.  We all have self-imposed rights, we have the right to murder, to rape, to plunder and commit fraud, to rob and be violent, but the authorities have the right to arrest us for breaking the law. Without laws we would be nothing. Just an apathetic country turned Banana republic.  As it is, we have already been designated a banana republic due to the high level of corruption in government, so this is not news, however it is damned depressing.  

“…unemployment is directly linked to the question of higher education, which has been limited and denied to the black child.” (News 24 1.08.2013) – Not in the last twenty years, Malema.

It is expedient for Malema to mention in almost everything he utters, the disenchanted and disenfranchised post 1994.  He does this to sew discord amongst the people of South Africa.  I call on the government to ban any reference to the Apartheid years.  This is to allow all South Africans to calm down and reap the future without living in the past. Indeed allow it to be taught in schools lest we never forget, but ban it in public.

All in all, Malema is one bad cow.  He should have been incarcerated long ago for his utterances. Many of which tread the line of treason. I sincerely hope that one day the government will see this and issue a warrant of arrest against him for treason.

If, for any reason, the currently disenchanted and disenchfranchised (namely the White people of South Africa) are forced from their homes by a government under the dictatorship of Malema, I will set fire to my home and all its possessions, my car and everything I own, long before they get to my gate.  

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