Julius Malema: No Chance In Hell We’ll Go Back To The ANC

The founder and leader of South-Afriaca's far-left and anti-capitalist party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema adjusts his beret during a press conference on February 13, 2015 in Cape Town, a day after chaos erupted in parliament during the President's State of the Nation address. Radical lawmakers who interrupted President Jacob Zuma to demand he "pay back the money" spent on upgrades to his private residence were dragged kicking and fighting out of parliament by a large force of security officials. Malema, formerly youth leader in the ruling African National Congress (ANC) until the party expelled him in 2012, said the country is in a "crisis" as Zuma, which was hotly heckled by members of the EFF, said the nature of the democracy the country has embraced was partly to blame for the mess. AFP PHOTO / RODGER BOSCH (Photo credit should read RODGER BOSCH/AFP/Getty Images)

The initiative of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) isn’t engaging crisp calls for them to join the African National Congress (ANC).

This comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa and his representative David Mabuza advanced for EFF pioneers, particularly Julius Malema, to come back to the ANC.

“There’s no chance in hell that we’ll go back to the ANC,” EFF National Chairperson Dali Mpofu told the SABC.

He said that it was unimaginable for the EFF leadership to team up with the current crop of leaders in the ANC, mentioning Bathabile Dlamini and Ace Magashule.

ANC leaders were – over the weekend – on record saying they would love to have Malema and other EFF leaders back.

Mabuza said he would take it upon himself to convince Malema to reconsider going back to the ANC while Ramaphosa said that EFF leaders especially Malema was “still ANC down deep in his heart”.

“No absolutely not, Julius Malema is on record in saying he will never go back to the ANC. That goes for me as well. It would be absurd for us to go back to the ANC because the reasons still remain,” said Mpofu.

“In case of Julius and others, they were expelled by the ANC and you can’t just ‘unexpel’ them in a TV interview.”

He went on to say that the resolution to expel Malema and others was taken at an ANC conference and that it would take another National Conference to undo the expulsion.

“But even then I don’t think he would ever even consider going back.”

ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela also reiterated a promise she always made about ensuring Malema returns to the ANC.

“One day I will bring back my boy Julius Malema. I’ll bring him home to the ANC,” said Madikizela-Mandela over the weekend.

Malema, who was not available for comment after numerous attempts, had earlier stated that there is nothing that he wants to do that he can only achieve in the ANC.

“Leaving the ANC has actually contributed to our personal development. Today we’ve got academic qualifications we didn’t have when we were in the ANC because we were preoccupied with nonsense,” Malema said earlier this month.


Written by Mathew

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