Julius Malema, head of the youth wing of the African National Congress, is a young man in a hurry to make a name and reputation as a fighter and opponent of “the establishment.” Of course, he never suffered during the period in which South African blacks got their rights and an opportunity to lead the government. He wants to make a name for himself as one who will rip apart whites and let them know youth is on the march to seize power and wealth. A noble goal, but, unfortunately, not the brightest vision for South Africa which must live in an international business community. Malema enjoys singing songs about shoot the Boer” which certainly will encourage business investment in South Africa, and he insulted a BBC journalist by declaring he was a “bastard” and a “bloody agent” of whites. President Jacob Zuma who has to work with the business community rebuked Malema and ordered him to shut up.
Malema shocked many South Africans by praising the dictatorial brutal regime of President Mugabe of Zimbabwe whose policies have wrecked that nation and resulted in the death of thousands. Malema likes a man who insults whites, but, forgets in so doing he is praising a man who has brutalized millions of black citizens.