Yesterday I logged onto Facebook only to find a petition waiting for me. Nothing unusual, except this one was about getting rid of Julius Malema.
This from a cousin who is not an ANC supporter.
So I wondered out loud – in my status update – as one does on Facebook. I wondered what hope a Facebook petition would have if the ANCYL president was actively defying his party boss. Who just happens to be president of the Republic.
How on earth will signing up to an anti Malema group make any difference?
Julius Malema by the looks of things enjoys whatever publicity comes his way. Good or bad doesn’t seem to matter.
From what I understand, the only way to get rid of Malema is through the ANCYL. Whether you have a Facebook account or not, wishing Malema away won’t help get rid of him.
The only way as far as I can tell is for the ANC to cut him off financially – I take it the ANCYL doesn’t have money of its own - or vote him out through the ANCYL structures.
So if you’re under the age of 35 and prepared to register as a ANCYL member and attend party meetings or a member of the ANC national council, you have no hope of getting rid of Julius Malema.
Signing up to petitions on Facebook will only mean you’re giving away your privacy. My guess is Malema won’t be bothered either way.