I wanted to inspire others – Malema

2016-03-30 21:00
(Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

(Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria – EFF leader Julius Malema said he wanted to be an inspiration to others by graduating.

"I graduated with the sole intention of wanting to inspire many other people," Malema said after the graduation ceremony. "We all know that revolutionaries have a responsibility to lead by example through accumulating knowledge."

Malema donned his gown and walked on to the Unisa stage on Wednesday to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree.

It was a night of joy for Malema and his supporters. As he walked into the ZK Mathews Hall, those inside cheered and ululated as he took his seat.

As he made his way to the stage to receive his degree, the hall erupted with screams. His family danced in the front row.

With fist high in the air, Malema walked off. People shook his hand as he returned to his seat.

Doing honours in philosophy

Speaking to reporters outside the hall, Malema stressed the importance of studying. He said leaders had to read in order to enrich themselves.

Malema announced that he would be doing his honours in philosophy. He said he wanted to accumulate more knowledge and inspire African children.

He said the process of obtaining his degree was not easy as he was embroiled in numerous court battles during his studies.

"There was a point where I had to write exams and then after go to court when the ANC prosecuted me. The table we were studying on, Sars had to come and take and we had to look for alternative tables," he said.

"The whole thing was just an attempt to destroy an individual. I refused to succumb to the agenda of my enemies. I refused to allow my enemies to determine my destination. I'm in charge of my education," said Malema.

Read more on:    eff  |  julius malema  |  education

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.