Julius Malema (EFF) VS Zimbabwe
After Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema called the President of Zimbabwe – Robert Mugabe a grandpa who should let go of power, the top Zimbabwe Government Minister gave Malema a mouthful in response.
The minister said Malema fancied himself big and cute enough to pass judgment on developments in Africa. He furthermore added, that while Mugabe’s place in African history was assured, history would be sure to dismiss Malema.
The Zimbabwean government issued a blistering rebuke against EFF leader Julius Malema, calling him a shrunken joke.
The Zimbabwe government seemed pretty stung by the latest criticism by the EFF leader, who praised Mugabe in 2015, and said Africa should be governed by a single leader like him.
During a memorial service in honour of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who dies at the age of 90, Malema said, “Like Castro did, handing over power to his brother, President Mugabe must do the same.”
He added: “We love Rober Mugabe for who he is, although we accept it’s time for him to step down.” Malema furthermore added that his party was not ashamed of Mugabe’s legacy – “the legacy of taking land.”
Is Julius Malema no longer a proud Robert Mugabe supporter?
Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980 when the southern African country attained its independence from Britain.