|Education:||He can reed and rite|
Julius Sello Malema (born 3 March 1981, in Seshego) is a South African politician, and former (now booted out) president of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL). This league is for young aspiring South Africans who want to become fully fledged African politicians. He is the reincarnation of many great freedom fighters and revolutionaries from different eras of Africa.
He is the current Commander-in-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters, a party he founded in July 2013 following his expulsion from the ANC the previous year.
- 1 Traditionalism
- 2 Language
- 3 Rise and Fall within the African National Congress
- 4 Birth of Economic Freedom Fighters
- 5 Recent Personal Life
- 6 Debating strategy
- 7 Nando's commercial fame
- 8 The Many Faces of Julius
- 9 Controversial statements
- 10 Notes
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
Julius' multiple soul reincarnation is inconsistent with most theories of single soul reincarnation, but African revolutionaries don't like it when Western mythology, religion, ideas, laws, science, health care or education are forced upon them. The sangoma who facilitated the final stage of the reincarnation said that he believed Julius would be productive.
Julius despises all things Western and firmly believes they should be kept out of African society. Therefore, except for his designer clothes, his Victorian style home and his luxury German cars, he is a very traditional young African man.
Interesting fact is that word malem in Bahasa Indonesia means night and is really similar to Julius' surname Malema. Some linguists say that it's a hidden message which means that Julius wants to put South African people in the darkness of the night, keepeing them uneducated, similarly to Malema himself.
|Julius Malema||A vuvuzela|
It is uncertain what Julius' mother tongue is; for this reason it was left blank on his matric certificate. Academics usually use his best subject as an indicator, claiming he speaks English. However, most of the time he speaks in what is known in South Africa as "kakpraat."
A team of specialists in the field of linguistics appointed an expert to analyse the noise he makes, which involved the reversal of the sound waves coming from a vuvuzela. There is still no clear indication of his language, despite the team's best efforts.
Rise and Fall within the African National Congress
Julius Malema won the democratic ANCYL election held at the University of the Pineapple Free State in April 2008; however, this was not achieved without incident. Upon commencement of voting, both candidates were required to present their student identification, which provided them with a problem as neither of them were registered students. Being the fighting revolutionaries they are, they quickly arranged to be registered for a course at the university. This posed another problem because neither one exactly passed high school.
They managed to circumnavigate this blatantly racist technicality by starting at the technical college, where Julius Malema and his opponent could find something to register for that met these essential standards:
- A valid course, or part thereof, that had an academical ring to it;
- Admission requirements that could be satisfied by someone with the intellectual ability of Julius and his opponent.
Julius applied for the Corruption Science & Advanced Sinecure 4 year program. Unfortunately, it had the very strict requirements of achieving an F in mathematics or passing woodwork (shop class), an essential subject for anyone trying to make the cabinet. The exact course he registered for is still unclear, but it was something along the lines of playing with clay and cutting on the line. This sounds like a very high standard for Julius, but he didn't have to actually pass the course, or even attend the class. An African student leader, after all, doesn't have to be an actual student.
During his time with the ANC, Julius was always a controversial figure. Many thought him to be immune to reprimanding, following numerous scandals that would have driven a lesser man to a shameful voluntary withdrawal from politics. These include, but are not limited to, kicking out and swearing at a British journalist during a news conference, inciting racial hatred and violence, multiple convictions of hate speech, bringing his party into disrepute through impulsive utterances, threatening to tear up and eat the constitution and probably also forgetting to put the toilet seat down again after urinating on the human rights charter.
In April 2012, however, he stepped over the line, when he insulted president Jacob Zuma. Not even Malema, up to now immune to prosecution for even the harshest corruption charges, could survive such a deplorable act. He was expelled from the ANC.
Birth of Economic Freedom Fighters
After multiple denied appeals to have his expulsion from the ruling party overturned and his membership reinstated, Malema confessed that he didn't really want it anyway. And so the Economic Freedom Fighters where born: a movement that promises to fight economic freedom. Despite their abbreviation being victim to countless EFF-off jokes in comment sections of white newspaper sites, they have grown from strength-to-strength and they are a self-professed force to be reckoned with.
Malema has made it clear that no EFF leader will ever, EVER, be capable of corruption, since most of them grew up poor and thus have no reason to steal from the poor. He further stated that his own ongoing corruption trail will not affect this.
Their manifesto includes mostly sentences made up of only the words "glorious" and "victorious" and they promise to nationalise the mines, the banks, telecoms, the white owned farms, and both other sectors in the South African economy that is actually productive by some definition of the word.
Recent Personal Life
He is single. He says he doesn't yet own a wife/wives for his house in Polokwane. Despite this, Julius is a lady killer in every sense of the word, and knows that a "bitch who has had a "nice time" stays until the morning to request breakfast and taxi money" back to Rhodesia.
Julius Malema uses the tried and trusted African debating strategy, also used prominently by Robert Mugabe. He said he won R1000 in a high school debating competition, which shows that this strategy pays off. The tactic usually involves labelling anyone who disagrees with anything you have to say as a racist. The word "racist" is sometimes replaced by "Colonialist" or "European Devil", but these terms are seldom used when African countries apply for financial aid from Europe.
Nando's commercial fame
During the 2009 elections, a puppet portraying Julius appeared in a commercial for the fast food franchise Nando's. The puppet was seen doing basic mathematics and actually answering the question posed by a journalist. These were the only indications that it was a puppet talking and not Julius himself.
The African National Congress (ANC) immediately demanded that the commercial be discontinued. They argued that it was copyright infringement, as they owned the right to a Julius Malema puppet making public statements. They also owned the authentic Julius Malema, unofficially named "Pinocchio". The Nando's puppet was later sold through an SMS auction for R100 000 to an independent business. An ANC spokesperson said this was R99 500 more than the authentic Julius' worth, and viewed the expense as a silly waste of money.
The Many Faces of Julius
Where most Politicians are only two faced, Julius Malema provides more.
Julius is known for his bling, Rolex watches (the real stuff, not what you and I wear), London suits, and Italian shoes, more than his supposed income. He explains the necessity of the excesses because he has to defeat capitalism from within.
Julius pointed out that Zimbabwean mines going broke after nationalization had nothing to do with nationalization. It happened because copper went out of fashion; "You rarely see people wearing copper these days." He further explained that farms folding after being seized from white South Africans was due to the dying trend of food.
When confronted about an ANCYL spokesperson saying those who support white man's rights are racist criminals who should be shot and killed, Julius used his poetic genius to deduce that the spokesperson only meant: "Thou shalt fighteth racism as thou fighteth crime."
A large part of South Africa's population and most foreigners who see Julius Malema regard him as one of SA's best comedians. Julius Malema's public statements often takes on the form of a poorly written stand-up act rather than a political affair. Julius formulated the following witticism during the controversy over the sex of athlete Caster Semenya: "Caster Semenya, he IS a woman!"
Even though Apartheid is now a thing of the past, it is still used as a great resource whenever the new Government makes a mistake.
It was during a display of this resourcefulness that Julius discovered he had to be the reincarnation of multiple Apartheid fighters, as he most definitely fought it repeatedly. He now uses his past wisdom to teach young black South Africans what Apartheid was all about and how to keep on fighting it.
As a revolutionary, he helps his people through the struggle. Exactly what this struggle is, is unclear. In one of his public statements, Julius said that the youth of South Africa, under his leadership, will never let Britain invade South Africa. He shares this goal with the youth of Britain, as many of them are from Africa themselves and want to stay as far away from it as possible.
It is speculated that Julius is in fact an agent planted within the ANC by opposition parties, as he possesses the remarkable skill of converting ANC members to the opposition merely by speaking in public. When the leader of the biggest opposition party was questioned on these allegations, she remarked: "Well, we certainly wouldn't want Julius to leave the ANC any time soon."
When asked about his lavish lifestyle, Comrade Julius got rid of the pesky press by stating that he only receives a R20 000 ($2500) monthly salary. Despite this, he still managed to buy himself two houses worth R1.2 million ($160 000) each, 3 BMW's and a wristwatch worth R250 000 ($33000). This just goes to show that Julius knows how to get the most out of his salary.
Dangers of AIDS
Seeing is believing for Julius and he has never seen a person with AIDS; therefore, it doesn’t exist. He shares this view with South Africa's previous president and many other African politicians.
Support for ANC leaders under criminal investigation
In 2003, as head of Cosas, Malema said that the student union would do anything to protest the jailing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, including "burning the prison she is locked in". This statement was not accepted well by many political parties, including the ANC, as the deed would have resulted in them burning Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to death.
In June 2008, Malema made international headlines by vowing that the Youth League would take up arms if the prosecution of Jacob Zuma for alleged fraud and corruption continued. Malema said, "Let us make it clear now: we are prepared to die for Zuma. Not only that, we are prepared to take up arms and kill for Zuma." The remark drew widespread condemnation and complaints from people who condemned it and complained about it. It was settled by an agreement between Malema and the South African Human Rights Commission, facilitated by Madikizela-Mandela, that he would not use the word "kill" in a public statement ever again. Later, in a public statement, Malema said he would follow the guidelines, although it would kill his spirit, resulting in him being somewhat of a party-killer, but that it wouldn't kill him to perhaps change his ways.
Statements concerning ANC members
In February 2009, he was criticized by his own party when he mocked Education Minister Naledi Pandor for having what he termed "a fake American accent" and for being the Minister of Education. He subsequently apologised directly to her after being told to do so by the ANC, since they knew that she was sensitive about being the Minister of Education.
Opinions on the economy
Malema has opined on Jacob Zuma's understanding of the economy, saying that it amounted to "put a bread on the table (sic), we don't want sophistication". He backed this statement up by pointing out that Zimbabwe's unsophisticated economy wasn't influenced to a large extent by the global economic crisis.
Contrary to popular belief and propaganda, Julius Malema does NOT have an education. However, he did attend first grade but was soon expelled after vandalising the school library, destroying both colouring books. He has also been cited as a "racist" for breaking all the white chalks for being...well, white.
- African witchdoctor
- South African equivalent of a High School diploma
- Horn used during African soccer matches
- Or an actual leader
- $1 = about R8 at the time of writing. You do the math.
- This principle forms the foundation of the ANC, along with the Tokoloshe. He is a small hairy creature found in African folklore, stalking and harming people at night. It is believed that he will come and visit you if you do not vote ANC.
- classicmalema.co.za for official Julius Malema Quotes