In August 2014, Mr. Malema released a confident statement about the ruling party’s gradual death. At that time, he took a swipe at the African National Congress and President Jacob Zuma, saying the ANC isn’t relevant anymore.
Two years after Malema’s assertions, the African National Congress (ANC) admitted that the party is truly at its weakest point in history.
In October 2016, ANC’s secretary-general while addressing the annual Black Management Forum (BMF) conference in Midrand, Johannesburg, admitted that the ANC is presently at its weakest.
“People celebrate a weak ANC, but will find out sooner or later that a strong ANC is good for the country,” he said at that time.
The ANC is currently battling to find its feet following a national let-down. The woes of the ruling party are also complicated by its leaders’ scandalous and corrupt government.
Sadly, as each day swings by, the love and confidence the party once knew – under former President Nelson Mandela – keeps dwindling. This was evident during the municipal elections when the number of the party’s supporters shrunk beyond expectation.
However, in the midst of all these, Mr. Malema has named one man that can resuscitate the ruling party. The EFF leader, who was once a ‘faithful’ member and youth leader of the ANCYL says its only Kgalema Motlanthe that can rescue the ANC from its demise.
In an interview with reporters recently, Juju said: “ANC is dying a slow painful death, and there is nothing they can do to rescue it. The only thing that can rescue (the ANC) is this man – Motlanthe.”
Mr. Malema Speaks Highly of Motlanthe
Speaking further, the Commander-in-Chief of the economic fighters said troubles began in the ANC the moment the party abandoned Motlanthe in 2012.
He recalled that Motlanthe was a just man, whose brief leadership was void of scandals and also played out a true democracy.
“The ANC would have come back much stronger. Kgalema is a man of integrity, Kgalema is knowledgeable. He listens to the opposition.
A man that listens to the opposition and says what you’re saying is right, is the most dangerous man to the opposition because he will render you useless, you will close shop,” Mr. Malema upheld.
Motlanthe served as president of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009, following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki.
He was the deputy president of African National Congress (ANC), from 2007 until 2012 when he declined to run for a second term.
At the 53rd ANC National Conference in Mangaung, Free State, Jacob Zuma defeated Motlanthe, when both wrestled for the position of president of the ANC.