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The anti-white rhetoric delivered by the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) Julius Malema is stirring up racial divide. It is also being mimicked by President Jacob Zuma and his cronies as they distract their supporters with a strategy to dismantle “white monopoly capital”. Al Jazeera documents the rise of Malema, a former rising star of the ANC who has developed his party into a significant feature on the political landscape. This is a chilling film, highlighting how incidents like the Marikana massacre and rampant corruption have fuelled support for the EFF. Malema is a charismatic leader for many disheartened South Africans. As the power of the ruling party is contested, Malema’s appeal strengthens among people who feel let down by the ANC and are impatient for change. Expect the EFF to work on convincing South Africans it is a respectable party while also maintaining Malema’s credentials as a revolutionary in the run-up to the 2019 elections. – Jackie Cameron
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.