Malema wants fresh leadership for the ANC
15 August 2010
President of the ANC Youth League Julius Malema addressed delegates at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, Gauteng yesterday.
Malema said at the congress “the ANC needed fresh blood; the party needs a leadership that would represent the views of the poor and be radical”.
Addressing the delegates he stated that the party should not sing songs that they think could divide, but to sing songs about individuals and heroes.
Julius Malema targeted the whole ANC leadership even President Jacob Zuma, saying "In 2012, the current leadership that is in power now will be 67 or so. In 2019 they will be 70 something to 80 years or more. Are we saying the ANC has failed to introduce a second or third layer of leadership? The world is becoming young. The world is accepting the leadership of a president of a country who is between 40 and 50. The ANC is becoming young. Will we have a president in 2019 who is 80 years?”
He told delegates that the ANC needs fresh blood that would move the ANC forward to another generation.
The election results are expected to be made known later today