- Ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela recently came under fire for her relationship with Julius Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)
- The daughter of Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela touched on why she shares a special bond with Juju
- Mandela explained that both her parents loved Malema and that he stood by her mother through thick and thin
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Ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela has had to launch a fierce defence of her relationship with EFF leader Julius Malema and his political party.
The debacle started around the time that Mandela wished Juju on his 39th birthday earlier this week.
On Tuesday, Briefly.co.za reported on some of the festivities that took place at the party headquarters, as senior members toasted to their CIC.
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Last year, Mandela touched on her admiration and love for Juju via Twitter when she said:
"I don't flirt with EFF SouthAfrica. I have deep, pure unconditional love and respect for Julius_S_Malema and that won't stop. Mandela Legacy? Are you talking about both my parents who loved and respected CIC?"
She highlighted the fact that Malema has always supported her mother Winnie through thick and thin.
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The Citizen reported that Mandela recently took aim at certain South Africans who took exception to her friendship with Malema and who questioned her loyalty to the ANC.
"Even when @MYANC abandoned her for example during the Saambou trial when the comrades she was trying to assist testified against her. CIC challenged my Pops and asked how he could forgive #DeKlerk and not Mama. This is but one of many stories of the trials and tribulations we endured together. It’s very rich when these 2000 revolutionaries dare to question our relationship when their fathers literally entertained ja baasism."
It's not the first time that Zindzi's loyalty has been questioned by ANC supporters, as she and sister Zenani were previously pictured posing with red berets alongside Dali Mpofu.
Both Malema and Zindzi refuted claims that she had joined the fighters.
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