Wie is jm se mentor? Wie se protégé is hy?
Buiten dat die anc met gesplete tonge praat, moet die vraag gevra word wie die leiers (politiek of anders) wat die "behind te scenes" vuur stook.
Die wat graag wil wees, maar nog nie is nie. Die wat alreeds vuilwerk gedoen het en nogsteeds besig is daarmee vir eie gewin. Wees versigting om daardie "..........." mis te kyk, want dit is hulle wat alles aan die lewe hou, vir 'n baie spesifieke rede.
ANC getting nervous over Malema
ANC to challenge Malema ruling
Zille wants meeting with Zuma over Malema
Terre'Blanche: Malema denies blame
Cape Town - There is increasing unease within the ruling alliance regarding Julius Malema's divisive influence on the country's politics and relations between black and white.
However, nobody - including ministers, senior alliance leaders and MPs - is prepared to be quoted openly and directly about their fears.
This is becoming increasingly clear, as seen in the ANC Youth League leader's recent controversial utterances and the rising political temperature in the aftermath of AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche's murder.
"He (Malema) thinks he's untouchable and he behaves that way. The problem is that there's a large group of unemployed, disillusioned youth who relate to his populist statements and melodrama," a senior alliance member said on condition of anonymity.
Mantashe to meet with Malema
ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe was planning to meet with Malema on Tuesday about his visit to Zimbabwe, his speeches and his singing of the words "shoot the boer".
He said in a radio interview that these issues would also soon be discussed at a meeting of the national executive council (NEC) of the ANC.
Mantashe could not be reached for comment.
DA leader Helen Zille on Tuesday bemoaned the fact that "good, moderate ANC people" don't have the courage to openly take a principled stand against Malema.
Zille feels that the result is that the youth leader is leading the ANC and South Africa by the nose.
Over the past few weeks many senior ANC figures have expressed their utter dismay at the youth leader's public taunting of authority, party structures, reprimands and party culture.
However, this was expressed on condition of anonymity, without exception.
Runs to Zuma
A source with direct access to Zuma said that Malema often uses his influence with the president when the ANCYL leader finds himself facing internal pressure.
"If the NEC is meeting and he knows he's in trouble, he calls Zuma to explain his side of the story and in so doing takes the sting out of any reprimand."
Another senior alliance member said the ANC is making a mistake by supporting the controversial "shoot the boer" slogan. This person, too, would not be quoted on record, saying "people should understand that it's difficult for us (to speak out)".
According to him, "everyone" - from the party leadership to the media and Malema's supporters - has a share in turning him into the "cult figure" he has become.
- Die Burger
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