Youth Leader Accused of Racism; Corruption Also Alleged
Byline: Geoff Hill, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Monday night postponed a disciplinary hearing for its Youth League leader, who is accused of targeting whites with vicious chants and criticizing President Jacob Zuma.
However, ANC leaders might find the situation with Youth League President Julius Malema a welcome distraction from recent polls that show the public is angry about the party's inability to deal with issues such as unemployment and corruption.
Official statistics suggest that one in four South Africans is out of work, but analysts and aid groups put unemployment as high …
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Publication information: Article title: Youth Leader Accused of Racism; Corruption Also Alleged. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 4, 2010. Page number: A08. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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