Julius Malema is a pretty unpleasant person. My strong feeling is that his revolutionary sloganism increases with the financial provisions he makes from government tenders being awarded to his friends.
But Malema is right when he points at white power still hidden in corporate Board rooms, the judiciary, some media houses and land ownership.
Recently, former ANC guerrilla Robert McBride was sentenced two years for drunken driving (he did not cause any casualty) and three years for lying about the number of drinks he had.
In the same week ‘Bees’ Roux, a white rugby player who killed a black policeman was sentenced a fine of 750 000 Rand, roughly 75 000 euro, and walked free.
We now know the value of a black life. When you can afford you can avoid prison.
Zuma will most likely succeed in sidelining Malema, and rightly. But new Malemas will stand up as long as black people’s sense of justice will be undermined by ‘white’ verdicts.