Malema is Zuma’s lackey. Together, they are fighting to destroy ...

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Malema is Zuma’s lackey. Together, they are fighting to destroy SA

The inveterate flip-flopper is an extension of the Zuma project that seeks to ruin the pillars of our democracy

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Back in July 2016 the Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader, Julius Malema, told a Johannesburg newspaper that “everyone must be regretting supporting this man (then president Jacob Zuma)”. By then Zuma, who had for 10 years sullied the SA political landscape, was on the back foot. His support within the ANC and in society was ebbing away dramatically. Malema, a keen reader of political winds, had joined the bandwagon of criticism of Zuma despite earlier vowing to take up arms and kill for the man.

“I thank God for giving me the opportunity to live to correct those mistakes,” Malema told The Citizen newspaper. “Zuma is dumb … he is the number one fool, and it took me one year after the Polokwane conference to realise that he is dumb. Zuma wanted to continue molesting me without Vaseline.”

Well, here we are today and Malema and his EFF have done more than anyone in SA lately to ensure that Zuma and his cronies continue to molest SA’s people, their institutions and their economy. They have been the loudest and most active defenders of the man’s appointees and enablers, all disguised as defending blackness or institutions. Zuma must be laughing as Malema and his crew of strident yes-men and women rack up legal bills to defend state capture and its perpetrators...

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