ANCYL Freedom Fighters March October 2011

Led by their president, Julius Malema, ANCYL Freedom Fighters marched this week from Johannesburg to Pretoria to drop off a memorandum demanding the government create more jobs and help further the economic freedom of the masses – see September 22nd blog post. Thursday ended with a peaceful nighttime vigil and Friday’s march was “epic” according…

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ANCYL Freedom Fighters March September 2011

The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) is calling on South Africa’s “oppressed and exploited” to march on the Union Buildings, Chamber of Mines, and Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) next month to demand what rightfully belongs to them”. Announcing its plans for two days of “mass action” on October 27 and 28 the league said, “This serves…

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Julius Malema ANC Disciplinary Hearing

Julius Malema’s (see May 22 and July 28 blog posts) disciplinary hearing began on August 31st, 2011 at Luthuli House in Johannesburg. The building houses ANC headquarters and is named after ANC revolutionary Albert Luthuli. Malema, ANCYL spokesman Floyd Shivambu, Deputy President Ronald Lamola, Secretary-General Sindiso Magaqa, Deputy Kenetswe Mosenogi, and Treasurer-General Pule Mabe face…

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Who is Julius Malema?

South African politician Julius Sello Malema is president of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL). Mr. Malema is a controversial figure who rose to prominence while supporting Jacob Zuma, the current ANC President. Convicted of hate speech in March 2010 Malema is often in the news. He’s described by some as “South Africa’s future…

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