Malema wedding: Don’t come if you’re not invited

The EFF leader will wed this weekend to long-time sweetheart Mantwa Matlala.

FILE: EFF leader Julius Malema. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - If you don't have an invite then you're not welcome to attend the wedding, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday.

The controversial politician is tying the knot with long-time sweetheart Mantwa Matlala this coming weekend.

He is set to wed in a traditional ceremony in his hometown of Seshego in Limpopo.

Matlala, also from Seshego, is believed to be an accountant practicing in Johannesburg.

"The ceremony will be private and those who don't have invitations aren't welcome. People mustn't complain when they are turned away because they just rocked up without an invitation," Malema told Eyewitness News .

He says there will be tight security.

"I'm marrying into a private family and I'm asking people to respect that."

The firebrand politician spoke about the importance of family, highlighting that people "need to fit their families in their hectic schedules".

Asked about the highlight of his year, the politician said it was starting his party and getting 25 members in Parliament.

"To lead a new political formation which wasn't even a year old and to have it become the third largest party in South Africa was an experience and a half for me. I will cherish those memories for the rest of my life."

Malema argued that while campaigning for the EFF, the party didn't have money, but millions of people still voted.

Video: Malema says no invite no entry.