ANC Youth League president Julius Malema yesterday ploughed into Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille at a rally in Polokwane, Limpopo, claiming that the former Cape Town mayor had built open toilets for the residents of Makhaza, Khayelitsha, because she hated Blacks and African people.
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Zille hates blacks - Malema
Speaking at an ANC election manifesto rally at Polokwane, Malema said Zille, whom he accused of dancing like a monkey in an attempt to win votes, said the open toilets saga was a symbol that Zille hated and dishonoured Blacks and African people. “Who built open toilet for Coloureds? It is not the ANC, it is the DA in Western Cape,” Malema said.
In 2007, the DA-controlled Cape Town metro council built began building a toilet for each household in Makhaza, on condition that residents enclosed the toilets themselves so the council would have money for more toilets.
Residents enclosed 1 265 of the toilets, 51 were left open.
The council eventually erected corrugated iron walls around them after much criticism.
The ANCYL in Cape Town demanded concrete walls and last year destroyed some of the iron enclosures and threatened to make the city of Cape Town ungovernable. The city council responded by removing 65 unenclosed toilets.
In a veiled reference to Zille, who launched her party manifesto in Soweto last week amid song and dance, Malema said: “Have you ever seen ugly woman (sic) dancing like a monkey because she is looking for votes.”
Before the rally, Malema, Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale and other leaders joined a convoy that drove around the area in an attempt to get more people to vote for the ruling party on May 18, the day the local government elections.
The youth league leader also praised Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi who is facing a revolt from his own people and another military assault by the West.
While the youth league made it clear that it did not support Gaddaffi’s attack on his people, Malema urged the youth to be revolutionary, like the Libyan leader.
“You must make sure that youth are revolutionaries like Gaddafi, fearless, don’t care about the West and Queen...they care about what represent their people,” Malema said.
He said that Gaddafi was fighting for Africa’s oil and for that the youth should also fight for economic freedom. - Sunday Independent