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S Africa: ANC says Malema attempt to stay in spotlight “laughable”

Mail and Guardian

Julius Malema has no future within the ANC despite claims that he would lead the organisation in the future, sources within the ruling party say.

Julius Malema has no future within the ANC despite claims that he would lead the organisation in the future, sources within the ruling party say. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G)

In a haughty address in Johannesburg, Malema claimed his political career was far from over despite his expulsion from the ANC being finalised in April.

“We will do whatever it takes to win this political battle. We have two options: Submit or fight.

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The suspended youth league leader at first said he would “lead” Africa’s oldest political organisation in the future “whatever it takes” but soon backtracked, saying he would be part of a future leadership collective.

“We remain loyal to the ANC and know they are the only party that is capable of bringing about real economic change. We will continue to use all platforms to pursue economic freedom for all,” Malema said.

Clad in ANC regalia and his trademark black beret, Malema again reiterated the call for a “political solution” to the ensuing melee between himself and the ANC.

“We were expelled because of the ideological and political views we hold on the future of this country and the ANC,” he added.

‘Laughable’ attempts

 This is Malema’s first address to the media since his expulsion in April.

Sources within the ANC have described Malema’s attempts to remain in the spotlight as “laughable”. Read more…