Carina Koen
2 minute read
26 Jun 2020
5:30 am

Keep a close watch on Julius Malema

Carina Koen

His tendencies to fascism and to racism often reveal themselves in threatening or incendiary statements against his perceived enemies. And we need to know about people like him.

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Jacques Nelles

Do not mistake what follows as praise. Julius Malema is at the top of his game … and his game is politics, with all the ducking, diving, misdirection and rabble-rousing that that (ig)noble profession implies. He learned a long time ago that, in South Africa, it is easy to create confusion, stir up dust, start diversions or go onto the attack – when you are accused of malfeasance. Now that the criminal chickens appear to be coming home to roost in the VBS Mutual Bank saga – sometimes referred to as the country’s “biggest bank heist” – Malema moved to...