'I'm ready to be president' - EFF leader Julius Malema

In a wide-ranging conversation with ‘Sunday Times Politics Weekly’, EFF leader Julius Malema shared his views on the upcoming elections, and possible coalition permutations. Malema says he won’t join any coalition in which Cyril Ramaphosa or John Steenhuisen are potential presidents. However, he did speak of his willingness to work with deputy president, Paul Mashatile, whom he acknowledged he had a soft spot for.

Malema also addressed the willingness of the party to accept former ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule who, like himself, had been expelled from the party.

Malema also reflected among other things on: the party’s overall growth ahead of their 10 anniversary celebrations in July, his stance on the impending visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the recent passing of the NHI Bill, corruption allegations levelled against him, his past actions and their impact on how the public see him, and the party’s views of the commemoration of Youth Day in the present day.

The episode is hosted by Sunday Times political editor Sibongakonke Shoba, and produced by Demi Buzo.
17 Jun 2023 English South Africa News · Government

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