Malema on podium for racist rhetoric
JULIUS Malema has staged a stunning comeback after being initially outpaced by the Young Communists League in the ongoing rhetoric around South African athlete Caster Semenya. The YCL had made the early running by blaming a racist conspiracy by “the white race” but Malema has made up good ground with his own racist statement.
On Thursday the YCL set the early pace with a blistering attack on “the white race”, saying a decision to test Semenya’s gender “smacks of racism of the highest order”.
The YCL was widely quoted in national media as saying the test “represents a mentality of conforming feminine outlook within the white race”.
Nobody in South Africa is entirely sure what this statement means, least of all the YCL policy director who wrote it by throwing darts at a thesaurus.
The ANC Youth League’s Julius Malema acknowledged that it had been an impressive start by the YCL, but vowed to catch up. Last night he officially entered the race with his own racist conspiracy theory, which was exactly the same as the YCL’s except slightly less coherent.
According to Malema, international athletics officials did not value the contributions made by Africans to the Olympics and other global events, which was “why they start (sic) this racist attack on this beautiful woman, well built, wellrelaxed (sic)”.
Asked if he had ever noticed that every track medal at every Olympics since the 1980s had been won either by an African or someone of African origin, Malema asked journalists not to confuse him with the facts.
He also declined to explain what a “well-relaxed” woman was.
Neither Malema nor the YCL was able to explain how the racist white race had allowed Kenyans, Ethiopians and Eritreans to win a total of 12 medals in Berlin while also permitting black stars from Jamaica, the US and the Caribbean to claim dozens of medals. However, they both said that they were figuring it out.
Meanwhile both parties have conceded that they will probably keep driving the luxury sedans manufactured by the white race in Germany, but said they do so with a heavy heart at the injustice of it all.
Asked if either the ANCYL or the YCL were going to be censured for their racist smears, government spokesman Sideshow Khumalo laughed and said: “Oh dear, oh my goodness no, how quaint.”
“How many times do we have to tell you?” he said.
“If a white person criticises Africa, it is racism. If an African criticises a white person, it is democracy. Okay? Got it?”