We don’t know who plans these things, but South Africa was agog on Saturday morning at the sight of EFF leader Julius Malema being seated next to ANC Women’s League president Bathabile Dlamini at Orlando Stadium for the funeral service of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
He was already looking glum due to the sombre nature of proceedings, and sat looking even more unhappy as Dlamini sang.
He recently viciously insulted Dlamini by referring to her as the “Drunkard of the Nation” in contrast to Madikizela-Mandela having been the Mother of the Nation.
“Nkosazana Zuma will never be Mother of the Nation. Bathabile Dlamini … maybe her title will be Drunkard of the Nation.”
Dlamini always takes huge exception to any suggestion that she touches alcohol.
Malema was due to speak at the funeral later.
Waal Mama Winnie Unites people .who could imagine Malema and Bathabile sharing a seat together . Malema looks stuck for the whole full day. Can't wait for Malema to share up the good experience pic.twitter.com/oqE1yBxnSA
— Gen Marshal Sankara (@morestars) April 14, 2018
Twitter seemed to think that whoever the person was who had arranged the seating arrangements, it was well played.
@Julius_S_Malema is sitting next to Bathabile
The same Bathabile he recently called a drunkard
— The Diplomat (@Benji_Seitlhamo) April 14, 2018
Did I just see Julius Malema sitting with Bathabile Dlamini at Winnie's funeral? Did I see right? 🤔🤔
— Kgomotso Mokoena (@KgomotsoMokoena) April 14, 2018
Lol…how Legendary is the person who sat Bathabile Dlamini next to Malema? pic.twitter.com/YSErJGVVE1
— TJR Makhetha (@TJRMakhetha) April 14, 2018