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Julius Sello Malema (* 3 Maart 1981 in Seshego) is 'n omstrede Suid-Afrikaanse politieke figuur, en sedert April 2008 president van die ANC-Jeugliga. Hy is die bekendste vir sy omstrede uitlatings en toesprake, oor ondermeer vroue, blankes, aanhangers van Inkatha-leier Mangosuthu Buthelezi en teenstanders van die ANC. Hy gee ook dikwels luidkeelse ondersteuning vir die ANC- en in besonder staatspresident Jacob Zuma. Zuma en die premier van die Limpopo-provinsie het al na Malema verwys as die toekomstige president van Suid-Afrika.


Malema is die onderwerp van 'n boek deur die Suid-Afrikaanse joernaliste Max du Preez en Nancy Rossouw: The world according to Julius Malema analiseer die denkbeelde van Malema en gaan dieper in op sy invloed binne die ANC.


Aanmerkings oor vroue

Na 'n uitlating dat 'n vrou wat Zuma van verkragting aangekla het 'n "goeie tyd" moes gehad het, is hy in Maart 2010 deur landdros Colleen Collins skuldig bevind aan haatspraak en beveel om sy verskoning aan te bied. Hy is ook aangesê om R50 000 te betaal aan 'n instelling vir mishandelde vroue. Malema was nie by die hofuitspraak teenwoordig nie, maar het aangedui dat hy teen die uitspraak sal appelleer.


Aanmerkings oor blankes

In Maart 2010 het Malema tydens 'n universiteitsbyeenkoms die "skiet die boere"-kreet gesing. Die lied is eens deur Peter Mokaba in die vroeë 1990s gesing, maar is sedertdien deur die Suid-Afrikaanse Menseregtekommissie as haatspraak verklaar. Sommige groepe meen dat dit bygedra het tot die moord op Eugène Terre'Blanche op 3 April 2010.







Julius Sello Malema (born 3 March 1981) is a South African politician, and the former president of the African National Congress Youth League. Malema occupies a notably controversial position in South African public and political life; having risen to prominence with his support for African National Congress president, and later President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma. He has been described by both Zuma and the Premier of Limpopo Province as the "future leader" of South Africa. Less favourable portraits paint him as a "reckless populist" with the potential to destabilise South Africa and to spark racial conflict.


He was convicted of hate speech in March 2010 and again in September 2011. In November 2011 he was found guilty of sowing divisions within the ANC and, in conjunction with his two-year suspended sentence in May 2010, was suspended from the party for five years. In 2011, he was also convicted of hate speech after calling for the murder of white people. On 4 February 2012 the appeal committee of the African National Congress announced that it found no reason to "vary" a decision of the disciplinary committee taken in 2011, but did find evidence in aggravation of circumstances, leading them to impose the harsher sentence of expulsion from the ANC. On 25 April 2012 Malema lost an appeal to have his expulsion from the ANC overturned, as this exhausted his final appeal, his expulsion took immediate effect. In September 2012 he was charged with fraud and moneylaundering. He appeared before the Polokwane Magistrates Court in November 2012 to face these charges, plus an additional charge of racketeering. The case was postponed to 23 April 2013.


Early life

Malema, a Pedi, was born and grew up in Seshego, in the then Transvaal Province of South Africa. His mother was a domestic worker and a single parent. He joined the African National Congress's Masupatsela at the age of nine or ten. His main task at the time, was to illegally remove National Party posters. Malema took longer than usual to complete secondary school, graduating at the age of 21 from Mohlakaneng High School in Seshego, Limpopo; he failed most of his subjects. In 2010, Malema completed a two-year diploma in youth development through University of South Africa (UNISA). In 2011 . e enrolled at UNISA for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and African languages.



November 14, 2011

updated: 2013-04-22

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