Julius Malema

Malema and the black swan moment

“Finance minister Pravin Gordhan, stands like Horatio on the bridge trying to hold back the ratings agencies”

A FRIEND of mine in London sent me an amazing betting statistic. If you had wagered a paltry £5 on a trifecta of Leicester City winning the Premier League in May, Britain voting for Brexit in June and Americans […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Donald Trump, Julius Malema, Pravin Gordhan, South African Politics|0 Comments

Bunker-buster required to flush out an oblivious Zuma

MORE than 14,000km, most of the Atlantic Ocean and a six-hour time difference separate Cape Town from Cleveland, Ohio. Yet, last Thursday, at more or less the same time, these two cities hosted versions of political theatre that drew large radio and TV ratings on the expectation that politics at its most intense and interesting […]

By |August 12th, 2015|Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema, Nkandla, South African Politics|0 Comments

Not our darkest moment but an ominous forewarning

Julius Malema has chosen to participate in Parliament, yet regards himself unbound by its rules and precedents, writes Tony Leon

THURSDAY night’s debacle in Parliament reminded me of a spectacularly bad football match. Instead of focusing on the man with the ball, the spectators’ attention pivots to the activities away from the centrepiece — the offside […]

By |February 16th, 2015|Julius Malema, South African Politics|0 Comments