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EFF leader Julius Malema’s flirtation with rational economics is clearly over. After a successful visit to the UK late last year where he offered thoughts that went down well with potential foreign investors, the feisty political entrepreneur has reverted to his roots. During a lengthy interview with the Financial Times of London, Malema punted Venezuela (which tops the global misery index) and Cuba (a time capsule from the 1950s) as role models for South Africa. Then on Friday, and at a well publicised debate with Clem Sunter in Cape Town, he proposed another populist route to disaster via Zimbabwe-style land grabs without expropriation. Malema has the charisma and courage to be part of a troubled South Africa’s solution. Pity he remains stuck in the quagmire of failed Soviet-inspired dogma. – Alec Hogg
By Dane McDonald
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By Genevieve Quintal, News24