Malema: ZANU-PF an inspiration for Africa

Former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has
described Zimbabwe’s achievements under Zanu-PF rule as
an "inspiration to Africa". This is according to a report in the
Zanu-PF supporting Herald newspaper in Harare,
Malema was speaking at the wedding of Zanu-PF Youth
League members, Tendai Wenyika and Mike Gava in Harare
on Saturday. Among the other guests in attendance were
senior Zanu-PF officials including Nathan Shamuyarira,
David Parirenyatwa, Saviour Kasukuwere, Chris Mutsvangwa
and Cde Patrick Zhuwao. Almost the entire ANC Youth
League leadership was also reportedly in attendance.
Addressing the guests Malema stated: ‘‘We are coming here
to Zimbabwe not because we are running away from
problems, but to come and gain strength because what you
have achieved is an inspiration to Africa. Don’t listen to
imperialist newspapers. You have achieved a lot. You are
running your own country, you have been managing your
own affairs and you are not controlled by foreigners. That is
what we need in South Africa. So we came here just to seek
an inspiration and wisdom so that when we go home, we
can double the spirit of fighting against imperialist forces.”
Malema added: ‘‘Our struggle is a defined struggle. We are
not a lost generation. We are asking what belongs to us. We
are not asking for any favour neither are we victimising
anybody." He said the youth in South Africa were calling on
whites to surrender their land and mines – without
compensation – because "when they came from Europe they
did not carry any land into South Africa. What we are asking
is for them to surrender our minerals because they did not
come with any mineral."
"We want that land and those minerals for free because
they never paid for those minerals. Actually they killed
people to get that land and those minerals. We are not
going to give them money when we take the land back
because it will be like we are thanking them with money for
killing our people. We will never do that, little did they know
that we are not scared of blood. We are scared of defeat.
We don’t want to be defeated but seeing blood is not what
we are scared of as long as that blood delivers what
belongs to us we are prepared to go to that extent. Because
it cannot be generations before us, which has failed to
deliver what rightfully belongs to us and we equally fail the
future generation. We want to be remembered as a
generation of economic freedom fighters."
Malema also took a dig at ANC President Jacob Zuma’s
polygamy in a comment which, the Herald said, left many in
the audience in stitches of laughter. He stated that:
"comrade Marupeng (an ANCYL member) raised a very
important point last night. She spoke about them (Mike and
Tendai) having many kids and people laughed as if having
many kids is a taboo. You must never be ashamed of having
many kids; you must be ashamed of having many wives, not
many kids. Many wives are not an alternative. Actually they
spread diseases because that is multi-sexual relationship
and they are not protected. Have many kids with one wife
We want to see many kids, why? Because we must
reproduce ourselves. For our ideas to be sustainable, we
have to reproduce ourselves. In the whole of Africa, we are
not more than one billion and the world has got seven
billion people. In Africa we have not more than one billion
people. What it means is that we have gone less than a
billion people in Africa facing more than six billion. We have
to be half of that so that our ideas can dominate. I know
that in some instances size does not matter . . . but when it
comes to a revolution, size matters."


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