Malema a political opportunist: iLIVE
It is unfortunate that at a time when our country is mourning the death of those killed in the unfortunate shooting, a so-called politicians such as Julius Malema has failed to show leadership.
We cannot allow our country to be without the rule of law where people will want to voice their disagreement and discontent by killing other people and members of the police and security forces. When the police try to restore order, they attack police and expect the police not to protect themselves.
We must remember that if the police do not protect themselves more police would have been killed on this unfortunate day as the strikers have shown that they are capable of killing anyone who stands in their way.
Julius Malema is trying to influence those people who have got genuine concerns about their future prospects for his selfish political gain.
Calling for the President and the Minister of Police to resign has shown how immature and irresponsible he is, instead of showing political will by coming up with solutions to the problem and moaning with the country.
The country has lost millions of rands due to this strike and investors are pulling out of the country due to these incidents and as such leaders must be seen to be trying to restore calm in such a tense situation, but Malema has yet again shown how narrow his thinking is.
We encourage the president’s plan to appoint a commission of enquiry on the matter and he must be commended for showing leadership in this regard, by cutting short his trip to Maputo to deal with this matter as quickly as possible and to be with his people in this period of mourning.