Julius Malema is a total misfit and doesn’t belong in our civilized society. His imbecilic and racist ranting and ravings in Senekal showed him as he has always been – and he’ll never change.
He’s good at one thing: spotting opportunities allowing him some traction. Like the lone white farmer who stupidly went bossies. The man, obviously frustrated and angry with the ongoing farm murders, in no way represents the majority of the farming community.
Malema’s untimely intervention came when talks between farmers of all hues, law enforcing agencies, and other associated institutions were on a sound footing with probable and sustainable solutions to a problem that was out of control.
And all participants, including farm workers, who were interviewed by the media, stressed that race had nothing to do with it. Farmers were under threat from criminal elements intent on robbing, maiming and murdering.
Some refer to it as a “third force” with an even more sinister motive.
One of Malema’s closing remarks sums up his take: “This is not the revolution – it’s only the start”, presupposing his pursuance to cause instability in a country already under the cosh. If this is not war talk, what is? If this is not inciting, what is? If this is not outright racism, what is?
So please tell me, why is he still off the hook? Where are the humanists quick to nail far smaller infringements by the lower rung? After Friday’s diatribe, Malema should have been escorted off the stage and whipped off to the nearest police station and charged. It’s a safe bet that if the DA’s John Steenhuizen had done the same thing, he would’ve faced the full might of the law.
Malema’s presence was the last thing the people of Senekal wanted. In one foul swoop he turned the occasion onto its head, the ill-effects of which will reverberate and undoubtedly influence further talks.
I have a strong feeling that Malema doesn’t represent all his fellow cabinet ministers and one million supporters. If this is so, they should seriously think of shafting him. He’s not only an embarrassment to them, but a danger to the country at large. I’ve witnessed a number of astute EFF parliamentarians in action and they don’t look and sound like their leader.
His dumb tongue must be tied to prevent his continued spewing of poisonous garbage.
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