South Africa 23.7.2015 09:46 am

‘Nothing honourable about Malema’ – ANCYL chairperson

FILE PICTURE: Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: Michel Bega

FILE PICTURE: Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: Michel Bega

Tshwane ANC Youth League chairperson, Lesego Makhubela, has hit back at EFF leader Julius Malema, accusing him of hypocrisy and misleading poor people.

Makhubela said there was nothing honourable about Malema. “Malema bought a house in Sandton for R5 million and demolished that house to make a way for a R16 million house,” Makhubela told The Citizen during an interview in Tshwane on Wednesday.

“He had built a very big house in Seshego for his grandmother in the midst of the sea of poverty there. “That is sheer hypocrisy.”

He said Malema projects himself as one of the poor but has taste for finer things in life. “He frequently visits affluent clubs, drinks expensive whiskeys and wears designer clothes. “He is taking advantage of the poverty of the poor people and misleading them.”

This after Malema told residents at a community meeting in Matebeleng informal settlement, Rustenburg, North West, this week that there was nothing honourable about President Jacob Zuma.

“He is swimming in a pool of luxury while people are swimming in a pool of poverty,” Malema said, referring to the controversial multimillion security upgrades at Zuma’s private home in Nkandla.

Makhubela, who is one of the contenders for the Youth League president position, warned that the EFF was going to die its natural death. “The EFF is two years old. It is younger than my daughter.

“It is an organisation that we don’t even think about.” The EFF will celebrate its second-year anniversary in Rustenburg this weekend.

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