Malema vs Mbalula: EFF and ANC fight online over Winnie's legacy

Malema vs Mbalula: EFF and ANC fight online over Winnie's legacy

- The EFF and ANC have gotten into a fight over Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's legacy

- This led to Julius Malema and Fikile Mbalula sniping at one another on social media

- Their arguments come on the one-year anniversary of Winnie's death

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EFF leader, Julius Malema, and ANC head of elections, Fikile Mbalula, fired shots at each other on Twitter recently.

They got into a spat over the decision not to name Cape Town International Airport after Winnie Madikizela-Mandela - something the EFF had proposed.

Slamming the decision, an EFF account referred to the ANC as "sellouts".

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In response to the EFF account, Mbalula tweeted, "The ANC for the record never said the airport shouldn't be named after ma'm Winnie."

Malema then responded to Mablula, tweeting "Come here wena".

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The 'twar' then escalated, with Mbalula saying, "At least among many things you can accuse me about, don't add the Guptas." He also alleged that the EFF was "retweeting falsehoods".

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Both Mbalula and Malema have gotten into several Twitter fights over the past few months. Mbalula has taken shots at Supra Mahumapelo, among others, while Malema has lashed out at several public figures, most recently journalist Karima Brown. 

With only 36 days until the election, it could be that the tension is beginning to get to certain politicians.

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