Fingers point to Jacob Zuma for all the ills faced by the country which most people believe could draw the country to economic and political dungeon.
But the hurtful speech made by the leader of the third most populous party in the country, Julius Malema, seems to be doing worse.
Political analysts say the Speech by EFF leader, Malema will finally tear down the country, dragging it back to the apartheid era.
The defiant leader, who made a short appearance at the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court for contravening the Riotous Assemblies Act (an apartheid regime law act) in two related incidents, reinstated his disdain for the white South Africans who he claimed are just visitors to the country.
Malema maintained that every land in South Africa and Africa at large belongs to black people, and not to the white race. He went on to call on the government to return the land to the black majority, together with everything that comes with the land.
This comment at the court buttressed his comment in June 2016, during the 61st Freedom Charter celebration, where he urged EFF’s supporters in Newcastle, in the northern KwaZulu-Natal, to take over unoccupied land.
EFF’s Julius Malema said that, while he was not calling for the slaughter of white South Africans, his wording implied that this stance would change.
“They (whites) found peaceful Africans here. They killed them. They slaughtered them like animals. We are not calling for the slaughtering of white people, at least for now. What we are calling for is the peaceful occupation of the land and we don’t owe anyone an apology for that,” Malema said
“No white person is a rightful owner of the land here in SA and whole of the African continent,” he said.
Reacting to these, political analysts who seemed frightened at the future of the country say, if the likes of Julius Malema are allowed into the country’s political system, the country would be set ablaze and only the poor citizens will be burnt by it.
“He’s telling us who he is” an analyst said, pointing out that when someone shows you who they really are, don’t try to make excuses for them or pretend they are what you want them to be. “Believe Them”
To another, Malema’s Speech proves he will definitely be the worst President South Africa will ever have if he’s voted in as President.
DA also noted that the violent and threatening language made by Malema has no place in our constitutional democracy. ”
Indeed, the Constitution is founded on the democratic principles of “human dignity, equality and freedom” and the fact the South Africa belong to all those who live in it.”
Nevertheless, Julius Malema will always be who he is, defiant and recalcitrant, a leader who stands on what he thinks is right. But like analysts said, hate and violence only detracts the country from its vision and tears apart the dream Nelson Mandela had for our beautiful country in 1994.