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Who knew EFF rabble-rousers would turn rouble-rousers overnight?

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Who knew EFF rabble-rousers would turn rouble-rousers overnight?

After visit to Russian embassy, they now talk about the ‘progressive’ nature of the ‘United Socialist Soviet Republics’

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Julius Malema has never met a tyrant he didn’t like, then disliked, and then liked again, but this week SA’s answer to Marjorie Taylor Greene humped the leg of violent repression with such fervour it almost looked like true love.

On Wednesday, at more or less the same time that Vladimir Putin was announcing a crackdown on all “traitors” in Russia — including, as seen on viral videos, people who hold up blank placards in public — Malema was leading a small delegation to the Russian embassy in Tshwane to get the really real, totally true inside story about the invasion of Ukraine.

Photos showed them posing in front of a painting of a church (Putin might be bombing civilians hiding in theatres, but he still lurves Baby Jesus) before they emerged with the sort of shy smiles you might wear after you’ve had some sweaty Stalinism whispered in your ear, been propaganda’d senseless, then patted on the bum and given bus fare home...

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