Fears outspoken South African youth leader could dent Jacob Zuma's presidential re-election bid after call for Botswana coup
A firebrand youth leader seen as a threat to Jacob Zuma's hopes of re-election as South African president faces possible expulsion from the governing African National Congress (ANC).
Julius Malema, arguably the most colourful and divisive figure in South African politics, was charged with bringing the ANC into disrepute after calling for the overthrow of the democratically-elected government of neighbouring Botswana.
Analysts believe the public disciplinary measures could reflect a desire by Zuma and other party leaders to crush the youth league president, whose provocative outbursts on topics such as race relations and nationalisation of the mining industry are a thorn in their side.[view whole blog post ]