Jacob Zuma appears to be getting the hang of social media. The former president took to Twitter to throw some shade Julius Malema's way, agreeing that the EFF leader needs to use his name in order to get attention for himself and his party.
Julius Malema often attempts to paint Jacob Zuma and his successor, President Cyril Ramaphosa, with the same brush.
The Economic Freedom Fighter leader often draws the comparison in an attempt to discredit the ruling party, and has managed to secure some shade thrown his way from Zuma himself.
The former president took to social media to post a rare retweet claiming that Malema uses his name to get more coverage in the media.
According to The Citizen, Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema have a long and strained relationship with each other, with Zuma saying that:
“Malema comes from the ANC; he was the leader of the youth league. I interacted with him a great deal and he knows what I said to him at one point about his potential … which I still believe, if it is properly guided, as it was guided in the ANC, there is something that could come out of Malema.”
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that the EFF may well have persuaded Nelson Mandela's daughters to support them come the May elections. Dali Mpofu, the National Chairperson of the party, hinted that the Mandela's might be abandoning the ANC in favor of the red berets.
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