Zuma says Malema a 'leader in the making'

President Jacob Zuma has praised youth firebrand Julius Malema as a good leader worthy of “inheriting the ANC”, the Star newspaper reported on Monday.

Malema was a “leader in the making” and worthy of “inheriting the ANC”, Zuma said in Limpopo at the weekend.

“Some of us are no longer young, and when we go across the mountain in terms of age, we are happy that when we go on, the organisation will remain in real hands of [those] who will think about the people,” Zuma reportedly said.

“The ANC recognises talent and leadership and we give people an opportunity.

“Julius has illustrated that he is indeed a good leader and that he understands the people,” said Zuma.

He was speaking in Malema’s hometown of Seshego, where the youth league leader had helped to build a house and a church.

Zuma asked the congregation to pray for Malema “not to falter along the way, because here you have a leader in the making”. - Sapa

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