- When members of the EFF knelt before Julius Malema some people questioned whether the party was a cult
- The newly re-elected leader has said in no uncertain terms that he does not want them to do that
- He emphatically said that “no human being must kneel before another"
In response to reports that EFF members kneeled before their newly re-elected leader, Julius Malema has told the EFF that he does not want them to do that.
“Like those people who came here singing and kneeling down here in front of me and [other EFF] officials and then the papers write that Malema is a cult, people are kneeling before him as if I asked you to kneel before me. I never asked you to kneel before,” Malema said. “Don’t kneel before me, I don’t like that.”
Briefly.co.za learned that Malema also told party members that although they might kneel before other people like Prophet Bushiri and thank him for placing them in the National Assembly, he does not want them to do that.
“You do those things of kneeling there before Bushiri because some of you even thank him for taking you to parliament. I’m not your father, Papa Bushiri, I’m not Papa or anyone,” he said.
On Saturday night, Malema recounted a story of a friend whose wife would kneel when she served him food. He said that if that ever happened again he would never return to his friend's house according to the sowetanlive.co.za.
“And I told that guy if that’s how you are going to treat her like that in my presence then I’m no longer going to come to this house because no human being must kneel before another human being, it’s not possible,” Malema said.
The EFF recently elected their new leadership at their elective conference, Malema keeps his title as the party's main man while Floyd Shivambu will continue to be Deputy President.
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- Commander in Chief: Julius Malema (re-elected)
- Deputy President: Floyd Shivambu (re-elected)
- National Chairperson: Veronica Mente (replacing Adv. Dali Mpofu)
- Secretary-General: Marshall Dlamini (replacing Godrich Gardee)
- Deputy Secretary-General: Poppy Raesibe Mailola (replacing Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi)
- Treasurer General: Umpile Maotwe (replacing Leigh-Ann Mathys)
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