Malema wants mass support
By Khanyisa Tabata
19 February 2010
Julius Malema says the African National Congress Youth League does not want President Jacob Zuma or any other leader’s support in its nationalisation struggle.
What it wants is the support of the masses.
At a memorial lecture at the University of the Witwatersrand commemorating former president Nelson Mandela's release from prison 20 years ago, Malema said if the masses said the Youth League was correct, it would march on.
Malema is determined to influence ANC branches to make nationalisation party policy, which would then filter into the government.
He was addressing a packed hall where he was received with applause and enthusiastic song and dance.
It has been reported that ahead of Malema's address, the audience watched a video clip of an interview with Nelson Mandela, filmed shortly after his release from prison.