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15 Apr 2016
5:18 pm

Journalist slates Malema over ‘black babies’ remark

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"I came this morning because of EFF not for [a] personal profile".

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. File Picture: Michel Bega

Power FM anchor lost her cool on EFF leader Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu on Twitter.

This is after anchor Ayanda-Allie Paine asked Malema during a PowerFM interview how many children does he have. Malema told Soweto residents on Thursday that, as blacks, they have to make more babies so they can remain dominant. She said Malema must lead by example and “start the baby-making campaign”.

She later tweeted: “In 2014 @Julius_S_Malema had no problem talking to me about his child (his hobbies, school etc). Today it’s personal”. On the tweet, she embedded a video of an interview she had with Malema in 2014, where, among other issues, he talked about his personal life.

As usual, Malema responded, saying: “@AyandaAllieP I don’t want to be personal and don’t push me, I came this morning because of EFF not for personal profile”.

Malema also said: “@AyandaAllieP I think you are going too far now and personal, I reported you to your bosses because you are becoming too much now…”.

Paine, on a separate tweet, futher said: “Beloved, have as many babies as you like, it’s your right. I have my view-of which I am entitled-you do too. A pleasant weekend to you all😘”.

Paine also tweeted City Press’ story, titled: “Floyd Shivambu can’t afford R5 000 maintenance”, with words: “More babies?”

The EFF further explained its stance on Malema’s remarks: