Julius Sello Malema Julius Malema was born on March 3, 1981. From an early age he was committed to helping the African National Congress promote its agenda in South Africa. At the age of 9 he joined the ANC’s Masupatsela and one of his jobs was to go around and remove the National Party posters in his city. From that point on, his career in politics continued on a meteoric rise through the ANC. He was elected the Youth League branch chairman in Seshego and the regional chairman in 1995. In 1997 he was elected as the chairman of the Congress of South African Students for the Limpopo province and eventually was elected president of the organization in 2001. In 2008, Malema was elected as the President of the ANC Youth League by receiving 52% of the vote over Saki Mofohenkg. The election was marred by rumors of intimidation and fraud. Malema himself said that he participated in “unbecoming conduct”. This was an early indicator of things that were to come for Malema in his political career. In April of 2010 Malema went to Zimbabwe as a representative of the ANC. While there he ruffled some feathers of the ANC leadership by praising the land and mine seizure policy of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. He also made enemies of the Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, because he called Tsvangirai and his movement an ally of Imperialists. He also ran afoul of the Youth organizations in Zimbabwe because they felt his statements and policies were racial and full of corruption. When Malema returned to South Africa, the ANC Youth League released a statement encouraging black South Africans to follow the example of young people in Zimbabwe and engage in agriculture to reduce their dependence on white farmers. While Malema’s visit to Zimbabwe was initially blessed by President Zuma, the ANC tried to distance itself from the ANC Youth League’s support of ZANU-PF. Shortly after this visit Malema faced disciplinary action from the ANC for basically causing chaos in the party. He faced charges related to his endorsement of Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party, an incident where he had verbally attacked a BBC reporter for calling into question Malema’s condemnation of the MDC for having offices in affluent Sandton, when in fact Malema himself lived there, Malema’s comments on the murder of Eugene Terre Blanche, and Malema’s comparing President Zuma to his unfavorable predecessor Thabo Mbecki. After the hearings, Malema agreed to make a public apology, pay a fine, and attend anger management classes. Part of the findings also stated that he could possibly be suspended from the ANC if he got into more trouble within 2 years. After this point in time Malema became more and more aggressive with his calls for a nationalization of land, mines, and banks. He also became a much more vocal opponant of President Zuma and the ruling ANC party. Most of Malema’s rallies ended in some kind of violence. The final straw that broke the ANC party was when Malema expressed his personal views that the ANC Youth League would establish a “Botswana command team” that would work to unite all opposition forces in Botswana to oppose what Malema deemed as a puppet regime led by the Botswana Democratic Party. His statement directly conflicted with ANC policy. As a result of this, he was again charged and forced to go through disciplinary hearings. He was suspended from the ANC party for 5 years. After an appeal, Malema was actually expelled from the party and ordered to vacate his position of ANC Youth League President. Since the expulsion Malema has faced many charges of corruption, hate speech, fraud, and money laundering. One would venture to say that a majority of these charges are a result of his harsh and outspoken stand against the governing ANC party. After expulsion from the ANC, Malema continued to fight for the nationalization of the land and mines. He held many rallies and took many trips around the country to gather support for his issues.…
after Julius dies there is a battle of power between high ranked officials over who will rule Rome.
Roman superstition states that if you touch a ceremonial runner then you will be cured of bareness.
The ides refer to the fifteenth day of March, May, July, and October.
Soothsayer bewares Julius of the ides of March.
Cassius is at war with himself in the mind.
Cassius offers to be Brutus’s human mirror so Brutus can discover himself in new ways.
Cassius and Brutus think that Julius shouldn’t…
through many hard times, especially in the times of an assassination. We now must support each other more than ever in lieu of this death. Potentially the most brutal assassination ever in the history of this nation just happened mere days ago. Julius Caesar, an ambitious man, was a respected Senator and brilliant war general from Rome, Georgia. He was brutally killed on the very floor of our Senate. Caesar was a man who held the power and admirations of our people. His wit and experience solved…
March 21, 2013
Julius Caesar Essay
A tragic hero is the character whose actions deeply affect the other characters and who creates a series of events that eventually lead to the character’s downfall and the downfall of his loved ones. Such a hero possesses a flaw in character that influences his actions and thinking and especially his judgments. In logically determining who the hero in Julius Caesar is, one simply must find the one character that…
Julius Caesar is very important because he ended the Roman Republic.
Julius Caesar was a general and helped turn Rome into a big empire. At the
beginning of they play Caesar returns from war with Pompey Later after
defeating all other empires he became a very powerful dictator.
In 44 b.c Caesar was stabbed by a group of senators. Cassius and Brutus
were held responsible for his assassination. Caesar hates Cassius so Cassius hates
Caesar back. Cassius’s noble brother in law Brutus loves Caesar…
history, anyone too fanatic about their cause ended in destruction. Malcom X was crazy about violence, and he was shot to death. Mahatma Ghandi, with good intentions, was an extremist in his fight for Indian independence, and he was assassinated. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare showcases this need for balance. Extremism in any aspect of life leads to destruction.
There is a delicate balance between the public and private aspects of one’s life. Caesar is a prime example of the neglect of personal…
After hearing lie after lie from Marcus Brutus, Mark Antony addresses the people of Rome in an ironic manner implying that Brutus lies. When speaking to the people of Rome, Antony creates havoc amongst the crowd over the truth behind Julius Caesar’s death.
Antony opens his speech by justifying his reason to address the people of Rome. Antony uses antithesis to address the people of Rome of his intention: “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him…” (JC 3.2.83). Contrasting the words…
Julius Caesar was born in July 100 BC and died in March 44 BC. He was known for being a politician and general of the late Roman republic, who greatly extended the Roman empire before seizing power and making himself dictator of Rome, he was a statesman, Consul and author. He is deemed one of the greatest military commanders in the history of the world.
At the age of seventeen Caesar married Cornelia, the daughter of a powerful politician in Rome.
He joined the Roman Army…
Despite the belief that Caesar would have made a good leader, a close reading of Julius Caesar shows that he would have indeed made self-centered and ‘cold’ leader. He talked of himself in third person, he didn’t listen to the cries and opinions of the citizens, and he also turned down the crown three times. Caesar never did let the words of others deter him from his goals or what he was going to do. “He is a dreamer. Let us leave him. Pass” (Shakespeare, Act I, L.101). Even with his knowledge and…
His Family Background and Position
Gaius Julius Caesar was born on the 13th of July 100 BC. His father was also called Gaius Julius Caesar and in about 100 BC he would have completed a term as quaestor, the lowest rank in the hierarchy of Roman officials. His mother was Aurelia, the daughter of Lucius Aurelius Cotta, who had been consul in 119 BC. This relationship provided Caesar with opportunities that were not normally available.
Their family belonged to the patricate, Rome’s…