- The Economic Freedom Fighters shared a social media post which showcased Julius Malema's softer side
- The charismatic leader is known for his bullish approach, but embraced a large group of learners
- The youngsters gathered around Juju following Tito Mboweni’s budget speech
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Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is famed for many things - charismatic, bullish, bold and decisive.
However, one of Juju's underrated qualities is that of compassion.
Indeed, it was his strong desire to help the underprivileged that got him into politics in the first place.
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A prime example of Malema's gentler side played out following the budget speech made by Minister of Finister Tito Mboweni.
Upon exiting the gathering, Juju was joined by a large group of learners, who were thrilled to see him.
Malema obliged and took numerous photos with the youngsters, which the EFF shared via Twitter on Wednesday.
Based on the reactions, tweeps saw it as a sign of Juju's great leadership.
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Kalenga Evans (@kalenga_evans) said,
"To know that you are a leader is when young people embrace you and accept you. CIC is a leader."
Net SO (@Songeze) added,
"The name of Julius Malema shall be written in the hearts of African Children."
SaiXXolo27_Moagi (@SaiXolo) responded:
"CIC..Teach the children well and let them lead the way. Everybody's searching for a hero..People need someone to look up to."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Mboweni announced a three-year plan to reduce the civil service wage bill by R160 billion.
It was reported that MPS, ministers, judges and magistrates would not be receiving increases during this financial year.
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