Operation Save The ANC: Malema Insists Only Kgalema Motlanthe Can Do It


Julius Malema has once again pointed out the one man he believes will resurrect the ruling African National Congress from the sorry state it finds itself, that man is Kgalema Motlanthe.

It’s crystal clear that varieties of political interests among leaders of the ruling party has among other controversial issues, caused the historical death of the party.

But, Malema who was once a bonafide member of the ANC said only the former acting president Kgalema Motlanthe is fit to bring back the party’s lost glory, and not ANC stalwart Oliver Tambo.

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Malema, who in 2014, released a confident statement about ANC’s gradual death, said while speaking with the media the first time after the Economic Freedom Fighters were forced out of the Parliament during the 2017 SONA, that current leaders of the party played a good role in bringing down the party and that troubles began in the ANC the moment the party abandoned Motlanthe in 2012.

Malema, referring himself as a political analyst, offered several pointers on how the ANC can resuscitate itself. He pointed out that Motlanthe is the only person who can carry the ANC because “he is like Oliver Tambo”.

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.

Malema has previously suggested to the ruling party to bring back the likes of Kgalema Motlanthe for the sake of the party’s future. He recalled that 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,” he said in an interview with reporter last year.

Motlanthe served as president of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009, following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki.

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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

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