- Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema is celebrating his 40th birthday on Wednesday this week
- Heading online, the party took some time to wish their leader Malema a happy birthday in a heartwarming post
- Many of the party's supporters also headed online to share special birthday wishes with Malema ahead of his birthday
The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, is soon saying goodbye to his 30s and welcoming in the 40s as he turns 40 years old in a few days' time. Heading online, the EFF shared a heartwarming birthday wish with their leader.
"[IT'S A 40-YEAR-OLD JOURNEY] You have taught us many things throughout the years. Your leadership and great vision for Africa has [sic] had a huge impact on every aspect of our continent and the world. #MalemaTurns40," they wrote heartily in the caption of a clip of Malema dancing.
Meanwhile, many EFF supporters and fans followed suit and headed online to wish Julius a happy birthday. Briefly.co.za takes a look at some of the various birthday messages posted on Twitter.
Read a few of them below:
"Here's to more years of sipping tea with the grandmasters."
"He was only 9 on 11/02/90. My leader has learned in the history books about the struggle. You should not be untrustworthy as the madalas maan."
"#MalemaTurns40 Revolutionary happy birthday to militant and fearless CIC."
"#MalemaTurns40 Happy Birthday to the most influential sons of Africa @Julius_S_Malema"
Briefly.co.za also reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are pushing for another city to change its name. The political party wants to change the name of Durban, claiming that the city's name is racist. It said:
“D’Urban, a British colonial administrator who was denounced by his fellow colonialist John Phillip as a racist who treated Africans as animals."
The South African reported that the EFF hopes that the ruling party, the ANC, will continue to change names of South African cities to more accurately reflect the people living there, not stopping at Gqeberha but changing Durban next and then cities in the Western Cape.
Vusi Khoza, who's with the EFF in KZN, has said that the history behind the name of Durban is racist and it should have been changed a long time ago, as reported by East Coast Radio.
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