South African President Jacob Zuma said the government must push for increased black ownership of the continent’s biggest economy, signaling his policy focus as he prepares for a second term in office.
To chants of his nickname, “Juju, Juju,” Julius Malema strode by women blowing kisses and men raising clenched fists as he campaigned to whip up support for this year’s election with a call to nationalize South Africa’s mines, banks and land.
South Africa will hold its fifth general election since the end of apartheid on May 7 in what may be the toughest vote yet for the ruling African National Congress after series of corruption scandals and protests over a lack of jobs and services.
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 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.
South Africa’s main opposition party chose ex-Gold Fields Ltd. Chairwoman Mamphela Ramphele as its first black presidential candidate in a bid to break the ruling African National Congress’s grip on power.