Twenty interesting facts about Julius Malema. Julius juju” Malema needs no introduction both locally and Regionally. Here are some interesting facts about the outspoken Eff leader
1. His full name is Julius Sello Malema
2. Malema was born on 3 March 1981 in Seshego
3. He was raised by a single mother who was a domestic worker.
4. Malema became part of the African National Congress at a very young age of nine. His main role was to illegally take down National Party Posters
5. Malema went to Mohlakaneng High School in Seshego. He completed his two year diploma in youth development at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and African languages in 2011.
6. Malema was appointed as the chairman of the Youth League branch in Seshego. In 1995 he became the regional chairman . Two years later he became the chairman of the Congress of South African students (Cosas) for the province of Limpopo.
7. He visited Zimbabwe on 3 April 2010 his visit was described as the visit on indigenization. When he came back he praised Mugabe and his regime to seize land from the White. He even urged SA youth to follow the same footsteps and acquire their land back from the white. So that they no longer have to depend on white farmers.
8. Julius Malema entered into a plea bargain on 11 May 2020. He did it inorder to have three charges levelled against him to be dropped. He was being charged of attacking a white journalist from BBC, his support of Mugabe and singing the “Shoot the Boer” song even though it had been termed illegal. He was charged for critising Zuma and was asked to make a public apology , pay a find worth R10 0000 which was donated to a youth development project.
9. He later advocated strongly for the nationalisation of South African mines.
10. On 16 June during youth day Malema bodly accussed white South Africans of stealing land. He even called for the redistribution of land without compensation up to now he still advocates for it.
11. Juju in April 2010 led a group of youth to Venezuela where they studied the countries nationalisation programme.
12. The NDCA expelled Julius Malema from the ANC. He was asked to step down as the president of the ANC youth league.
13. At one point Juju encouraged black mother’s to have many children as possible. As this would increase the dominance of black people ideas in the world.
14. Julius Malema said he went to Zimbabwe inorder to acquire inspiration and wisdom. He wanted this so he could “double the spirit of fighting against imperialists forces”.
15. A few weeks after the tender controversy was intially reported, the ANC Youth League published the personal details of City Press Investigations Editor Dumisane Lubisi, his wife and his children, including their identity numbers, bank details, residential address and vehicle details. Lubisi had reported on the poor construction quality of the Limpopo projects carried out by Malema’s firms
16. On September 2012 a warrant of arrest for Julius Malema’s was issued on charges of fraud, money laundering and corruption, in relation to a government contract. The warrant was reportedly issued after an investigation into a tender given in 2010 to EduSolutions
17. Julius Malema was also charged with tax evasion which amounted to R16-million after it was revealed that he was linked to companies that obtained other lucrative contracts from the Limpopo government
18. In February 2013 it was reported that Julius Malema’s property would be auctioned inorder to settle his debt of R16.1 million which he owed the South African Revenue Service (SARS) after he failing to meet the payment deadline for unpaid taxes
19. In 2010 Julius Malema was listed on Time‘s Least Influential People of 2010, on the other hand Forbes Magazine named him as one of the “10 Youngest Power Men In Africa” in September 2011
20. Julius Malema is now the Commander-in-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters political movement, which he founded in July 2013