I find the recent whitewashing of Julius Malema’s racist rantings by a human rights body and an ambiguous article in Business Day (“Big Leader's Dominance is his Weakness", March 15) by University of Cape Town public policy lecturer Anthony Butler on the verge of justifying Malema's tactics unacceptable. Butler says it “makes some political sense for the EFF to attack members of political minorities”. Of course it does, Mr Butler! Just like it made "political sense" for Jacob Zuma to use the Guptas for personal and private gain. Do I need to give more examples of how politicians justify any means to serve their political ends? Butler makes a bit of an about-turn in the second half of his article, making politically correct noises about gender issues. I'm not impressed. Jan ReineckeBordeaux

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