That Julius is being sneaky again. His support of University of the Free State (UFS) rector, Jonathan Jansen’s actions regarding the Reitz Four, has left whites and blacks alike wondering what the hell the ANC Youth League leader is up to.
Much of the government and civil society have criticised Jansen for allowing the punks to return to campus, while still facing crimen injuria charges for making black staff at an UFS hostel eat meat that allegedly had been urinated on.
But now, in a surprising move, Julius Malema has announced that he fully supports Jansen remaining in his position as rector, despite calls for Jansen to step down.
"Jansen is one of our own," Julius told students at UFS, "We cannot feed Jansen to the enemy."
Just who this enemy is, is unclear. After all, Julius’s very own party, just days before, called for racists, including Jansen, apparently (although the party will dispute that this is what was meant by the statement), to be “shot and killed”.
That aside, Julius has been clever. Through this clear show of support for Jansen, Julius has confused certain contingents of outraged stupid whites who may not be sure where to place him on the ‘racist/nonracist’ and ‘stooped/klevah’ continuums, while granting outraged stupid blacks the smug pseudo-benevolence of being better than that racist Jansen.
I look forward to seeing who’s next on Julius’s list.