- EFF leader Julius Malema has made some bold claims that President Cyril Ramaphosa offered cabinet positions to him and 2 other EFF figureheads
- Malema alleged the meeting was held soon after Ramaphosa succeeded Jacob Zuma
- Juju feels the offer was made to liquidate the EFF and minimise criticism towards the ANC
One generally knows what to expect during election season – campaigns, promises, improved service delivery, homes being built and the list goes on.
However, a surprising revelation has been shared now as well by Julius Malema.
The charismatic EFF leader is never far from controversy and claimed that President Ramaphosa wanted him and other senior figureheads to defect to the ANC.
Juju claims he held a meeting with Ramaphosa soon after he succeeded Jacob Zuma.
He and EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu both agreed that Ramaphosa deserved a fair chance before they judge his leadership.
However, the South African reported that Malema was stunned when Ramaphosa offered cabinet positions to him, Shivambu and EFF Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
In an interview with Aldrin Sampear on Power FM, Malema said, “I know who Cyril is, he is a negotiator: He was trying to take chances, perhaps for the sake of peace in Parliament. But he was also looking to liquidate the EFF – as they did with AZAPO, who were given MP roles and now cannot criticise the ANC.”
Briefly.co.za emphasises this to be the view of Malema and hasn’t been corroborated by Ramaphosa.
However, it is not far-fetched to see why the ANC would want their prodigal son to return.
Malema stressed that he isn’t keen on getting into bed with the ANC and ruled out a coalition between the two parties.
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