Vhahangwele Nemakonde
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
5 Feb 2021
11:03 am

Malema tells Maimane, Habib and Hanekom to stay out of his business

Vhahangwele Nemakonde

EFF leader says his meeting with Zuma is 'in the best interest of our country'.

EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: Screenshot

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has hilariously hit back at former Wits University vice-chancellor Adam Habib, former tourism minister Derek Hanekom and One SA Movement leader Mmusi Maimane for showing interest in his meeting with former president Jacob Zuma.

The two have dominated headlines this week as they meet in Nkandla on Friday for “tea”.

Malema took the initiative on Wednesday after the former president released a statement on Monday saying he would defy a Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling compelling him to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

Malema said his meeting with Zuma was “in the best interest of our country”.

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But Habib and Hanekom did not seem to agree, while Maimane was surprised by the meeting and told Malema, who hit back at their opinions.

“The Devil’s Pact! There was a similar between Hitler and Stalin signed in 1939. I call it as I see it – an alliance of the corrupt, incompetent and violent from the ANC who use crude ‘apartheid’ notions of race to mobilise on real grievances of people so as to accumulate resources for their own personal purpose. I will continue to call this out – live with it,” said Habib.

But the EFF leader was not about to let Habib get away away with it.

“You will be strong; the pact happened at Mangaung when your favourite became his deputy, or you conveniently forgot about it because it is working for you,” he responded.

Hanekom expressed incredulity that Zuma had invited the EFF leader to his home, after the former president apparently called the former minister an “enemy agent” for meeting with the EFF in a bid to have him removed as president.

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Maimane weighed in with a meme of himself grimacing, which elicited a rebuke from Malema.

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