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4 Jun 2014
9:11 am

No public school for Julius Malema’s son

EFF leader Julius Malema will continue sending his son to a private school, even though last week he said public representatives should use public services.

FILE PICTURE: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema. Picture: SAPA

The Economic Freedom Fighters leader said his son would not attend “dysfunctional and poor” public schools, and he would also maintain his medical aid, giving him access to private healthcare, The Star newspaper reported on Wednesday.

On Sunday, Malema told reporters at a media briefing in Cape Town that it made no sense for government to provide services that its leaders, from MPs to ministers, were not willing to use.

“We want schools and hospitals to be upgraded… they will never be of [good] quality if MPs are not using them,” he said.

On Monday, Malema said his eight-year-old son Ratanang would stay at the private school, unless a law was passed compelling elected representatives to use public facilities, the newspaper reported.

“Why must I subject my child to poor education when people who are in power don’t do it?” he said.

– Sapa