Julius Sello Malema
(born 3 March 1981)
He is a South African politician, and the former president of the African National Congress Youth League. He has been described by both Zuma and the Premier of Limpopo Province as the “future leader” of South Africa.
Malema, a Pedi, was born and grew up in Seshego, in the then Transvaal Province of South Africa. His mother was a domestic worker and a single parent.He joined the African National Congress’s Masupatsela at the age of nine or ten. His main task at the time, was to illegally remove National Party posters.
Malema was elected a chairman of the Youth League branch in Seshego and the regional chairman in 1995. In 1997 he became the chairman of the Congress of South African Students (Cosas) for the Limpopo province, and was elected as the national president of that organisation in 2001.