Sunday Tribune

This is a man we should not emulate

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THE RANTINGS and ravings of “the Mouth” Julius Malema have now exceeded even the bounds of the village idiot.

Since he is an influentia­l member of the ANC, surely the time has come to rein him in within the confines of sanity? Or does he mirror the image of his party which sees nothing amiss in his lunacy.

His attacks on respected South African leaders like Tito Mboweni, Helen Zille, Naledi Pandor and Mangosuthu Buthelezi, among others, reflect an obdurate arrogance which will one day come back to haunt him.

While some feel he should best be ignored as most of his comments make him the king of Mamparadom, I believe he is a loose cannon who needs curbing or else there is no limit to the damage he can do to South Africa.

Credibilit­y

If he channelled his time and energy to emptying the cesspit of corruption among his colleagues or criticised the ANC ministers who, like blood-suckers, are draining the fiscus by splurging on luxury cars while the masses are barely able to afford a single nourishing meal a day, then perhaps he might achieve some credibilit­y.

As this jackanapes prances and struts among his guffawing followers, he merely exposes himself to universal ridicule. However, he is not entirely useless: he serves an excellent example of what a youth leader should not be.

 ?? Picture: CHRIS COLLINGRID­GE ?? ANCYL President Julius Malema has come under fire yet again for his verbal outbursts
Picture: CHRIS COLLINGRID­GE ANCYL President Julius Malema has come under fire yet again for his verbal outbursts

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