‘Malema not welcome at Zanu PF congress’

via ‘Malema not welcome at Zanu PF congress’ 30 November 2014

JOHANNESBURG — Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema will not be welcome at Zanu PF’s congress in Harare this week.

“We do not recognise the EFF, we only work with the ANC (African National Congress),” Zanu PF youth secretary for external relations Mpehlabayo Malinga said.
He said Zanu PF was also not invited to the EFF’s conference.

“Zanu PF is a revolutionary party, and all revolutionary movements of southern Africa operate as one, because they are all sister parties.
“Our revolutionary party that is in South Africa is only the ANC.”

He said the party had not been in touch with Malema since he left the ANC.

“Malema used to come and visit — actually he came to visit the President (Robert Mugabe) only once (in 2010) . . . and it happened as a consequence of him being the president of the ANC Youth League,” he told City Press in an interview.

“As such, when he left the ANC, that was the last time that he made contact with our party structures.”

The EFF is advocating a Zimbabwean system of land reform and nationalisation in South Africa, and it has also expressed admiration for the country’s education system.

Malinga said: “Malema talks about the nationalisation of mines, and he talks about land reform, so I won’t crucify him for trying to emulate a very successful process that happened in Zimbabwe.

“Any other party is free to copy those policies and want to work with those, but it doesn’t mean we are in close working relationships.

“They are merely copying what they see a great president of a great African state, Zimbabwe, has done and implemented, and which has worked very well for the party.

“It doesn’t mean if he likes that certain position he is a branch of Zanu PF. No, he’s not,” he said.

Malinga was in Johannesburg this week to attend the ANC Youth League’s consultative conference, where he delivered a message of support from Zanu PF.
His reception was lukewarm, although delegates cheered at the mention of Mugabe’s name.

Relations between the ANC and Zanu PF were strained after rumours Mugabe was funding the EFF.

Malema has denied these rumours.

The ANC will be sending three delegates to Zanu PF’s congress, which begins in Harare on Tuesday and where Mugabe is set to be reconfirmed as president.

The head of the ANC’s international affairs subcommittee, Obed Bapela, said the party had not yet decided who it would be sending. — City Press

COMMENTS

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    crazy malinga 6 years ago

    Malinga is crazy, he is in the same mould as Chinoz, he refers to copying zanu pf on successful program of land nationalisation and appropriation of mine……shame, how do you measure sucess, exporting cheap skilled labour to the region, and stealing diamonds, begging food from other countries. If i had the means, i would kill you and mugabe and leave grace a graceless widow. Leave him to farm at mazowe without fertilizer and chemicals.

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    Kevin 6 years ago

    This Malinga joker must be smoking something very strong, if he thinks that Zimbabwe’s economic policies over the last 20 years have been very successful. They have seen record levels of starvation unemployment as well as a significant decline in GDP coupled with misappropriation of the diamond receipts.

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    Nyoni 6 years ago

    A nice Shake Shake would be most welcome Malema you idiot.

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    Bwana 6 years ago

    Malinga like Malema must be sniffing some pretty strong glue.

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    mabhunu 6 years ago

    Malinga stop ur madness u smoked what type of weed? Nationalisation of mines was success my foot. U ar a boot licking ass hole

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    Petal 6 years ago

    Very strange Malema at one point was welcomed with open hands shows the double standards of the thugs