|Many ANC Youth League Supporters Chanted Struggle|
Songs outside ANC Buildings in Johannesburg last night.
Malema has been preaching nationalisation of mines and economic freedom, but then I would like to ask this question to our “youth leader”, who is going to run those state structures when our future leaders abandon school to support him. Night vigils will not educate nor benefit the youth of today as it will only contribute to the high percentage of illiteracy in South Africa. I personally have nothing against the ANCYL president but encouraging young people to leave school work in support of one man is a serious contradiction and unacceptable.
The supporters look determined to bring the economy to a halt for the sake of their leader, they are blocking traffic in Africa‘s financial capital, Johannesburg. Timeslive reports that ANC Youth League supporters have been burning T-Shirts with President Jacob Zuma's face printed on them before ANCYL president Julius Malema's disciplinary hearing this morning. Police have been forced to fire rubber bullets at the unruly crowd trying to force its way through the barriers and gain access to ANC offices where the hearing is to take place.
|Firebrand ANCYL President, Julius Malema, faces a possbility|
of losing his ANC membership card if found guilty.
Malema's devotees hoisted flags and placards in support of the beleaguered ANCYL leader. One of the placards carried by a zealous Malema loyalist read: "Leave our president alone. Save Malema."
The other one read: "The cowards are scared, we must shoot ... shoot with a gun." All these things raise questions about the kind of revolution that South African young people in 2011 are fighting for.
In 1976 the youth of South Africa fought for education, in 2011 we thank them by disrupting classes and jeopardising the very same education to support a controversial public figure. How pathetic!