Malema's backing of nuclear energy could nuke it – Andrew Kenny

- | 3 weeks ago

The leader of Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema, was the most vociferous critic of the R1trn nuclear deal former President Jacob Zuma tried to seal with the Russians.

It was a deal that Zuma was so keen on he re-shuffled his Cabinet and fired former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene for refusing to support it. But now Malema has done a 180-degree turn on nuclear energy and is dead keen that Eskom should build nuclear power stations; so keen that he marched with his red berets to Megawatt Park to hand over a memorandum to Eskom, which included a demand for nuclear power stations.

Andrew Kenny looks at what is behind Malema’s new interest in nuclear energy and it appears to be a debate on nationalisation versus privatisation with white vs black into the thermal mix.

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