- David Mabuza said the ANC lost a good comrade when they expelled EFF leader Julius Malema
- The Deputy president added he would do whatever it takes to bring Juju "back home"
- Mabuza's statements came as he travelled for the ANC's registration drive in Mamelodi, Tshwane
It appears the ruling party is feeling the heat Juju is making as the EFF leaders. South Africa's Deputy President David "DD" Mabuza said it would be better for the ANC to have Malema back in it.
While addressing media during the ANC's registration drive in Mamelodi, Tshwane, Mabuza said he would to his best to bring back Juju to the ruling party, News24 reported.
Malema was previously the ANC Youth League's leader before being expelled in 2012. After his expulsion form then-president Jacob Zuma's party, Juju started the Economic Freedom Fighters.
Briefly.co.za gathered by 2014, the EFF already managed to gathered 12% of the electoral support in the 2014 elections.
The EFF has been in news headlines for the continued pressure they place on the ANC to deal with corrupts individuals, such as forcing Zuma to pay for the non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home.
"The ANC has lost in comrade Julius. The ANC would be better off with him inside the fold, so I am going to do my best to request him to reconsider coming back home," said Mabuza.
Mabuza was busy visiting several voting districts to speak to South Africans checking ot updating their details, as well as first time voters registering.
The deputy president visited ANC supporter Thoko Nhlapo, who lives near the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom High School.
Mabuza's visit followed Nhlapo, a mother of six, telling him about the difficulties she had to endure every day.
"We need economic emancipation. We have formed co-operatives but we can't get funding, they need you to have your own place but as you can see I am operating from here at home, recycling and producing toilet paper," she said.
The deputy president said he felt like he could interact with his people more by being there, adding he wants to assist the people in the challenges they faced in their communities.
According to Mabuza, these challenges include a lack of employment under youths and a need for land to build homes.
However, the second in command said the issues were being dealt with at national level.
He added he felt they could work with municipality, as well as the province, to see how best they could resolve these issues.
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