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Malema: I'm not embarrassed for previously supporting Zuma

EFF leader Julius Malema says he has learned his lesson after helping bring Jacob Zuma to power.

EFF leader Julius Malema addresses the media on proceedings at Sona 2016 outside of the National Assembly. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN
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Local Politics

JOHANNESBURG – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says he’s not embarassed to have previously supported President Jacob Zuma, adding that it serves as a political lesson for him and his party.

Yesterday, the red berets were asked to leave the National Assembly after raising countless points of order to clarify the rules that would govern the house during the president’s State of the Nation Address.


WATCH: Malema addresses media outside Parliament.

Earlier this week, the EFF and Democratic Alliance took Zuma to the Constitutional Court over the Nkandla saga and to seek clarity on the powers of the Public Protector.

Malema says their strategy entering the assembly was to emphasise that the president is not fit to run the country.

He says they will not get tired of making themselves heard in Parliament.

“It can’t be that because some individual is tired then we must also be tired. We must continue to fight until we are hurt and the only time we are hurt is when the ruling party and Parliament come to a conclusion that indeed this man is not deserving to be a president and he must be released.” 

The EFF leader says he has learned his lesson after bringing Zuma to power.

“No I’m not embarrassed it was a lesson. We learn from all forms of engagements we make and we make mistakes in the process. I always say that we thank God that he has given us more life.”

LISTEN: Malema unpacks Sona 2016.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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