Malema has always been an operator, a populist and an opportunist, I'm afraid to say 10.35-----Judging by the outrage expressed on radio and Twitter this morning, it seems that South Africa's northern suburbs elite were quite stunned to discover that Julius Malema was not the constitution-fearing liberal they believed him to be.The scales fell from their eyes when they heard, saw or read this statement by Malema:"We are not calling for the slaughter of white people‚ at least for now… The rightful owners of the land are black people. No white person is a rightful owner of the land here in SA and whole of the African continent."From the surprise, hurt and, in some cases, the ex-post-facto "explanations" being offered by radio talk-show hosts, it would seem that, until this point, they all believed he was a card-carrying member of the Helen Suzman Foundation's black outreach programme.Well, no.Malema has always been an operator, a populist and an opportunist and, I'm afraid to say, th...

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