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Malema: I don't belong to a religion called Mandela

Malema said although Madiba promised to nationalise crucial areas of the economy, he failed to do so.

EFF leader Julius Malema speaks at a press conference on 2 December 2015. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

LONDON - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said he's not bothered by what he calls jealous politicians who criticised him for what he said about the country while on a visit to the UK because the world was now listening to what he had to say.

Malema said he didn't compromise any of the EFF's policies and even went as far as to tell Lonmin investors abroad that they were criminals.

Back home the red beret leader was lambasted for saying Nelson Mandela compromised the revolution and the Freedom Charter.

Malema said although Madiba promised to nationalise crucial areas of the economy, he failed to do so.

"Where is the land, as adopted by the Freedom Charter, the people's congress? Have people received their land under Mandela? I don't belong to a religion called Mandela. President Mandela is a human being like all of us, he's got his own shortcomings."

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