Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
11 Feb 2021
6:32 am

No permanent friends or enemies in ‘strategic’ politics

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

There is more to the tea parties than the laughter we see – there is political intelligence.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema at former president Jacob Zuma’s homestead in Nkandla on 5 February 2021. Picture: Twitter/@EFFSouthAfrica

Somewhere in the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), oil and water met. They gathered, shared a simmering cup of tea and shared laughter. As bitter as their feud, so shocking was their gathering: how can you embrace the one that tormented you for so many years? How do you go from the closest of allies to the most bitter of rivals, but then have a tea party? The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) categorised themselves as the disruptors of SA politics: not a State of the Nation Address (SONA) went by in an orderly manner. ALSO READ: Malema and Zuma’s ‘tea...