The Ghost of Julius Malema in the ANC

2017-03-13 13:57

Many people have questioned why William Shakespeare's famous play is called Julius Caesar when Julius Caesar dies at the beginning of the play. But the fact is Julius Caesar might have died earlier in the play but his spirit and indomitable moral force overwhelmed and prevailed until the end.

Every decision taken after the death of Julius Caesar was influenced by the ghost of Julius Caesar. The presence of Caesar's ghost among his killers was so strong, that the ghost finally was visible to the main killer Brutus in physical form.

During that appearance of Julius Caesar's ghost in physical form, Brutus throughout the night was so terrified and overwhelmed by much sorrow. Suddenly the ghost of Caesar appears. Brutus terrified rises and approached the ghost scared and with his knees shaking. With a trembling voice he says to the ghost:

"Are you anything"?

"Are you  some god, some angel, or some devil"

"That makes my blood cold, and my hair to stare"?

"Speak to me who you are?

And the ghost of Julius Caesar replies:

"Thy evil spirit, Brutus".

The manifestation of Julius Caesar's ghost in physical form is to show powerfully that the personality of Julius Caesar is still very much present and influential in political affairs of Rome even though he is no more. He is such a powerful person that even death cannot stop him from enforcing his will.

Some 2000 years later the same thing is happening to Julius Caesar's name sake Julius Malema.  It is about  5 years now since Julius Malema was expelled from the ANC. But his ghost looms large within the ANC.

The Ghost of Julius Malema in the ANC

During the weekend one of the most senior provincial premiers and ANC chairperson in Mpumalanga David Mabuza succumbed to the trend within the ANC, that the ANC is sick, weak and crumbling without Julius Malema.

In April 2016 the Citizen newspaper reported that calls are mounting within the ruling ANC for Julius Malema to be brought back to the organisation.

Kgosientso Sputla Ramokgopa while he was still regional chairperson of the ANC in Tshwane and Mayor once said  that Julius Malema’s expulsion was a huge mistake that had come back to haunt the party, as the EFF is eating the ANC in Tshwane.

Boy Mamabolo a prominent ANC figure in Limpopo said: “It was a very big mistake. That guy is a good mobiliser and a leader by birth. I will talk to him because I am the only person he can listen to at the moment. If push comes to shove, we will talk to Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela because he has a soft spot for Mama Winnie.”

Brutus terribly regretted  for having killed Julius Caesar and wanted Julius Caesar to return back to life. He was overcome with much sorrow on what he has done. He wanted to reverse his bloody deed. He was very sorrowful and saw that Rome was weak without Julius Caesar. But Julius Caesar could not return. It was impossible. It is the same thing. Julius Malema will never return to the ANC. The bloody deed has been done and there is no turning back.

It  is what the songstress Dolly Parton says in her classic song, It is too late. The song goes like this:

"You say you want me, and it's too late

Once my love for you was so great

But it's too late to love me now

It's too bad"

"Don't you know how hard I tried to hold out just for you?

Lovin' you from memory day by day

Then someone came into my life [millions of EFF members], turned my dreams around

He's [ millions of EFF members] takin' all the love you threw away"

Julius Malema is committed to building the EFF into being a super freedom party that champions the aspirations of millions of Africans and powerfully advance their cause upwards. Whatever all the talk from  the ANC, they will never bring this Caesar back. He is gone and gone for good.

Brutus in the end, in order to revenge the killing of Julius Caesar,  decides to commit suicide. It is the ghost of Julius Caesar as it expressed itself through too much sorry and dark sadness that makes Brutus to decide to commit suicide. The last words of Brutus as he commits suicide are:

"Caesar, now be still".

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