- Julius Malema has travelled all the way to Zimbabwe to pay his respects to the late Zimbabwean politician Robert Mugabe
- Since the ex-president's death, the EFF leader has come out in strong defence of his legacy, also hosting a memorial service in his honour
- During his visit to the somewhat infamous Blue Roof abode, where Mugabe's remains are being housed, Malema lunched with the family
Economic Freedom Fighter leadership had travelled to the country to pay respect and pass condolences to the Mugabe family.
Briefly.co.za reported that Robert Mugabe's remains have yet to be buried, with the state currently preparing his burial ground, which is set to still take until sometime in October.
It had recently been revealed that Mugabe had been suffering from cancer, with chemotherapy treatment stopped after it had failed to improve the late ex-president's condition.
This had reportedly been the mystery illness that Mugabe had sought treatment for in Singapore earlier this year.
Malema had thrown the weight of the EFF behind Mugabe's legacy, arguing that sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe had been the nation's downfall, not the politician's 37-year-long reign.
In a Red Beret send-off, Malema had hosted a memorial for the 'iconic' leader, thanking him for his legacy in Africa.
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