In a recent address during the Economic Freedom Fighters Elections Workshop 2023 held on September 7th, 2023, Julius Sello Malema, the Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), launched a scathing verbal attack on former African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee member Lindiwe Sisulu. Despite her no longer holding a ministerial or cabinet position, Malema’s animosity towards her remains unabated.
Malema, known for his outspoken nature, did not mince his words when he criticized Sisulu, referring to her as “the most uneducated & foolish minister.” He accused her of persistently reminding people of her role in the liberation struggle, insinuating that she believed the public owed her a debt of gratitude.
“Lindiwe Sisulu is the most uneducated & foolish minister, she’s consistently reminding people of how she fought in the bush and how they liberated us creating an impression that we owe her,” stated Malema during his address.
These strong comments made by the EFF’s Commander in Chief have ignited debate and controversy across South Africa’s political landscape. Malema’s assertion that the ANC is not owed any gratitude for the events of 1994, when the country transitioned from apartheid to democracy, has further stoked the flames.
The relationship between Julius Malema and Lindiwe Sisulu has been strained for some time, and this latest episode only deepens the divide between the two political figures. As the nation watches, it remains to be seen how these developments will impact the political discourse leading up to the upcoming elections.
In a country with a rich and complex political history like South Africa, such public exchanges between prominent figures serve as a reminder of the ongoing tensions and debates surrounding the nation’s past, present, and future.
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