No local politician evokes as much passion or fear as Julius Malema. Love him or hate him, people want to know what he’s up to.
He stirs strong emotions in a cross section of South Africans.
Many are repelled when he sings the controversial struggle song Dubula iBhunu (Shoot the Boer) and the business community is horrified by his call for nationalisation of the mines.
The marginalised youth has come to his defence, going as far as burning the ANC flag and T-shirts bearing the image of President Jacob Zuma.
Respected political commentator Adam Habib looks at the myths that have come to prevail about the firebrand ANC Youth League leader.
Read more in YOU 6 October 2011.
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