Flip-flop Malema is back and it’s good to see he hasn’t lost his ...

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Flip-flop Malema is back and it’s good to see he hasn’t lost his mojo

Last week he was protecting lives, this week he wants superspreaders. But hey, what’s amiss with hypocrisy?

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In these distressingly unusual times, it’s deeply reassuring to see familiar things. And they don’t get more familiar than a good, old-fashioned hypocritical about-turn from the king of the brazen flip-flop, Julius Malema.

Of course, not all of the EFF leader’s flip-flops have been quite as cynical or potentially lethal as the one he’s just performed. But still, it’s good to see the old hypocrite back at work.

For some time now, the party has been rock solid in its opposition to the local government elections taking place in October because, the party insists, it will be too dangerous to campaign or vote in a country in which Covid-19 is still rampant...

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