JOHANNESBURG - Expelled ANC Youth League (ANCYL) president Julius Malema on Tuesday said Zimbabwe is a perfect example of a successful revolution.
He told students at the University of Limpopo that Zimplats, Impala Platinum's Zimbabwean unit, was successfully being run by black people.
President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF took the mine under its control a few years ago.
Malema, who was in Zimbabwe over the weekend, also warned the crowd against leading lavish lifestyles once they graduated
He told students the ANCYL had never advocated wholesale nationalisation, but simply wanted greater state control in key areas of the economy.
He said he and his former youth league colleagues did not want to chase foreign investors from the country, but said they should share the land they owned.
The ANC renegade used Zimbabwe as a successful example of that.
He said South Africa's neighbour took tobacco farms from 4,000 white families and gave them to 57,000 black families, and that those farms had remained productive.
Malema also used the opportunity to criticise President Jacob Zuma for the 'Nkandla Gate' saga.
It has been reported that taxpayers are footing the bill for renovations to the president’s private home, which amounts to R203 million.