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Oct 3, 2011

South Africa’s Zuma says he is in control

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African President Jacob Zuma hit back on Monday at critics of his leadership, saying that he and not outspoken African National Congress (ANC) Youth League front-man Julius Malema was in control of the continent’s biggest economy.

“We don’t think Malema is in charge. He is not. The ANC is in charge in terms of the country. The government of this country is in charge. It’s as clear as that,” Zuma said at a business breakfast in Johannesburg.

Sep 29, 2011

S.Africa’s Malema loses support in urban areas-poll

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The ANC Youth League’s
firebrand leader Julius Malema has seen his support slip in
South Africa’s biggest cities, an opinion poll showed on
Thursday.

Malema has unnerved investors with his calls to nationalise
mines and seize white-owned farms. He declared “economic war” on
the country’s white minority who still dominates Africa’s most
powerful economy 17 years after apartheid ended.

Sep 21, 2011

South Africa ANC hurt by faction fighting – officials

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Factional fighting is turning the African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, into a “shambles” ahead of a leadership election next year, senior ANC officials said on Wednesday.

The ANC, which helped liberate South Africa after decades of white minority rule but has failed to lift millions out of poverty, is embroiled in an internal struggle fronted by Youth League leader Julius Malema who appears to be seeking to oust President Jacob Zuma.

Sep 16, 2011

S.Africa’s Malema scores point in hearing

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 16 (Reuters) – South African firebrand
Julius Malema won a small victory in a hearing that could derail
his political career when a disciplinary panel on Friday
provisionally withdrew a charge against him for inflaming
factionalism in the ruling party.

But African National Congress Youth League leader Malema,
named this week by Forbes magazine as one of the most powerful
men in Africa, still faces suspension or expulsion from the ANC
if found guilty of other charges including bringing the ruling
party into disrepute.

Sep 12, 2011

South Africa’s Malema found guilty of hate speech

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s firebrand ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was found guilty on Monday of hate speech for singing an apartheid-era song that called for the killing of white farmers.

The verdict against Malema, one of the country’s most prominent politicians, comes as he is fighting for his political survival in a separate disciplinary case brought by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), which has charged him with bringing the party into disrepute.

Sep 12, 2011

South Africa court finds Malema guilty of hate speech

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – A South African court on Monday ruled that ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema was guilty of uttering hate speech for singing an apartheid-era song that called for the killing of white farmers.

The verdict against Malema, one of the country’s most prominent politicians, comes as he is fighting for his political survival in a separate disciplinary case brought by the ruling African National Congress, which has charged him with bringing the party into disrepute.

Sep 3, 2011

S.Africa’s ANC postpones Malema hearing

JOHANNESBURG, Sept 3 (Reuters) – The disciplinary hearing of
firebrand ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema has been
postponed from Monday to the following week so that all the
relevant parties can attend, the movement said in statement on
Saturday.

Malema, 30, on Friday lost his bid to have the charges
against him quashed and, if found guilty of bringing the African
National Congress into disrepute, faces suspension and even
possible expulsion from South Africa’s ruling party.

Aug 29, 2011

S.Africa’s Malema says ready to step aside

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Firebrand ANC Youth League
leader Julius Malema, facing suspension from South Africa’s
ruling party, said on Monday he is ready to step down if it will
bring unity to a political group increasingly divided over his
calls to take over mines.

Malema, 30, faces a disciplinary hearing from Tuesday on
charges he has brought the ruling African National Congress into
disrepute and for sowing discord in the ranks — which could
bring suspension for several years if found guilty. Five other
top Youth League officials also face charges.

Aug 17, 2011

S.Africa health insurance plan could sicken economy

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 17 (Reuters) – South Africa’s proposed
National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, aimed at curing a broken
health system, is shaping up to be the most expensive government
programme since the end of apartheid and could push Africa’s
biggest economy into recession.

Plans to finance NHI will be worked out over the next
several months but one thing economists agree on is that tax
payers will be hard squeezed to fund the ambitious programme
that comes as jobs are being shed in a stagnant economy.

Jul 25, 2011

S.Africa’s ANC wants Malema to explain corruption charges

JOHANNESBURG, July 25 (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling ANC
on said on Monday it will give its Youth League leader and
political powerbroker Julius Malema a chance to explain charges
made in a newspaper that he had a slush fund to pay for his
lavish lifestyle.

Malema’s call to nationalise mines and seize white-owned
land has unnerved investors but has also seen him gain ground
among poor blacks who make up the majority of the country and
envision him as a future leader of Africa’s most powerful
economy.