- EFF insiders have spoken out over Julius Malema and Jacob Zuma's recent tea party
- Speaking anonymously, the Red Beret members say that Malema failed to consult with the party ahead of the meeting
- This has reportedly left them disappointed and frustrated that the EFF leader opted out of consulting them
Economic Freedom Fighters insiders have spoken out after party leader Julius Malema and Jacob Zuma held their 'tea party'.
Speaking anonymously due to fears of intimidation, the Red Berets say that they were left feeling disappointed and frustrated that Malema didn't consult with them ahead of the meeting.
Sources inside the party, two EFF councillors, say that Malema has 'gone too far' by overlooking the EFF's central command team.
The Mail & Guardian reports that the sources say national leaders don't actually have the power to make the call to support the ex-president in his battle against the State Capture Inquiry.
While acknowledging that Malema was making 'calculated and strategic' moves, the sources feel that there is 'obviously a bigger reason' that the EFF boss would present himself at Nkandla.
The EFF politician says that the tea evidently has 'historical significance' and speaks volumes on what the party stands for.
Sunday Times had previously reported that the meeting had been in the pipeline for a while despite the attempt to make it look like a spontaneous event.
The report claimed that the meeting had formed part of a movement within the ANC being carried out by those within the ruling party who aren't Cyril Ramaphosa's biggest fans.
The EFF itself has remained elusive when it comes to what was discussed during the meeting, with Spokesperson Vuyani Pambo coyly saying that the tea had been 'nice and sweet'.
The Citizen reports that attempts to garner comment over the unhappy members went ignored by Pambo.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni says Malema is one person who has an ability to disrupt the intergenerational logic of power succession within the ANC.
Parties who attended the tea party have kept the discussions among themselves, leading to speculations and claims by hidden sources.
There is more going political to the "Tea Party" that was hosted by former President Jacob Zuma and attended by the EFF Commander in Chief, Julius Malema.
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