READER LETTER | Malema's political immaturity
For the past six years as a young person, I have been admiring the charismatic EFF leader and commander-in-chief Julius Malema. His stance on social struggles was an epitome for me until on Monday, when he delivered his Freedom Day speech. He left me very disappointed by his views concerning IMF loans and the reopening of economic sectors.
Malema is against the borrowing of money from multilateral institutions such as the IMF. He is also against the reopening of economic sectors. Conversely his organisation is advocating for a permanent grant for the unemployed. This is confusing for me because I don’t understand where will the grant money come from if the economy and businesses remain closed. Will these grants they are calling for be sustainable? This stance is a clear sign of political immaturity. — Mvuzo Kepe, via e-mail