A photo of Deputy-President David Mabuza and EFF leader Julius Malema attending the ZCC pilgrimage in Moria over the weekend has set tongues wagging. Mzansi was split between wondering what the conversation had consisted of to applauding the two men for their unity.
A picture of the ANC's David Mabuza and the Economic Freedom Fighters' Julius Malema sharing a 'light moment' at the Easter Sunday church service in Zion City over the weekend has Mzansi dying of curiosity.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the ANC stands a good chance of losing voter support to the EFF. This only added to the intrigue of the moment between the two.
While some people shrugged it off as a lighthearted moment between the politicians in the public eye, more sinister theories abounded.
One Twitter user prophesied that David Mabuza would take the presidency and instate Malema as his deputy-president.
Sechaba Sephiri thought it was distasteful to 'suspect a scandal' based on a photo, and he may well be right.
However, David Mabuza himself poured fuel on the fire by posting a Tweet of the encounter, includinp that the three men present were a President, a deputy-president and a premier.
This post was hurriedly deleted from his social media account, but not before some sharp-eyed users took a few screenshots.
Julius Malema, promoting his party at the Rand Easter Show, commented on the deputy-president's post, saying that Mabuza had actually meant that the CIC would be president and that he would serve as Malema's deputy.
As if this whole situation wasn't suspicious enough, Briefly.co.za reported yesterday that the EFF leader would consider a coalition with the ruling party - where he had founded the origins of his political career - over a deal with the Democratic Alliance.
Time will be the only way Mzansi will get answers to these burning questions, but the signs are there for an ANC/EFF coalition following next month's elections.
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