Nelson Mandela emerged from 27 years in apartheid jails in 1990 pledging to seize South Africa’s mines and banks. Four years later, his government slashed spending and courted foreign investors, paving the way for the longest period of growth in the country’s history.
Julius Malema, the expelled youth leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, is seeking support for his new party from disillusioned workers at the site of last year’s deadly mining violence.
Julius Malema, who was expelled from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress and is fighting corruption charges, is rallying support for his new party by reviving a call for the state seizure of mines, banks and land.
A disciplinary hearing that may result in the expulsion of youth leader Julius Malema from South Africa’s ruling African National Congress and decide the political fate of President Jacob Zuma has sparked violent protests in central Johannesburg.
Julius Malema, the youth leader of South Africa’s ruling party, yesterday stepped up demands for the nationalization of mines and banks, triggering cheers from more than 5,000 delegates at a conference.
Julius Malema , the firebrand youth leader of South Africa’s African National Congress , is likely to win re-election this week, keeping pressure on the ruling party to boost state control of the country’s mines.