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Firebrand Former Protege Challenges S. Africa's Zumai
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October 18, 2013 4:25 PM
South Africa's best-known firebrand politician Julius Malema has launched his own political party. Expelled last year as the youth leader of the ruling African National Congress, Malema is vowing to defeat ANC stalwart President Jacob Zuma in next year’s elections. Malema was once Mr. Zuma’s protégé and had memorably said he would "kill for Zuma." VOA's Chris Simkins has more on his change of tune -- and what's driving his new Economic Freedom Fighters party.

Firebrand Former Protege Challenges S. Africa's Zuma

Published October 18, 2013

South Africa's best-known firebrand politician Julius Malema has launched his own political party. Expelled last year as the youth leader of the ruling African National Congress, Malema is vowing to defeat ANC stalwart President Jacob Zuma in next year’s elections. Malema was once Mr. Zuma’s protégé and had memorably said he would "kill for Zuma." VOA's Chris Simkins has more on his change of tune -- and what's driving his new Economic Freedom Fighters party.


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