The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighter Julius Malema refers to President Jacob Zuma and the American Presidents as stupid Presidents.
Malema who was speaking during an interview with BBC over the weekend attacked President Jacob Zuma and the governing African National Congress (ANC) for undermining the efforts of the country’s past leaders by clinging to their personal interests.
During the interview, Juju also talked about the ANC’s upcoming elective conference, the future of the ruling party, EFF policy, and what it takes to be President.
He said the only requirement for a commander-in-chief is to ‘turn up and cut ribbons’. In fact, he stated that ‘any fool’ could become President.
“Presidents are just individuals who go around, cutting ribbons. Any fool can be president. We have a stupid president now, and there’s a more stupid president in America too. It’s more about the team your work with. For example, I have a spokesman for a PhD – That’s education I don’t have.”
Turning to the forthcoming ANC’s elective conference, Malema cast aspersion on the party leadership and its ability to bring about a conclusive decision on the matter.
He said: “The Elective Conference will be the burial of the ANC. For the first time, we have all structures of the party fighting against each other. It’s likely to collapse and be disputed. there’s no debate on real issues, how will we solve economic and unemployment crises?”
“The ANC has reached a cul-de-sac, either way, there’ll be a breakaway of permanent people with a serious following. The problem with ANC is where it loses power, it loses it’s ‘creme-de-la-creme’, and drunkards take over.”
Julius already believes that the conference will collapse, and the decision to replace Jacob Zuma as president will be delayed.
The party leader suggested that a ‘disputed’ Elective Conference will see a breakaway of high-ranking ANC officials if they fail to get their choice of leader elected. He even said that the ruling party isn’t far from splintering.
Julius Malema clearly stated that in the EFF manifesto lands would be ‘grabbed’ from white farmers, but that landowners would have to go through a ‘reapplication process’ to prove they are using the land to its full potential. Those who aren’t will have to fork it over to more ‘proactive’ land owners.
Also included in the EFF manifesto, according to him includes:
- We’ll give our people land that they can use to feed themselves, and the world
- We will invest in teaching people agricultural skills, and financial sensibility
- We’ll share the ownership of banks and mining sector to redistribute the wealth
- We will invest more in education