EFF reiterates Malema’s call for Mugabe to step down

The EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says there is no amount of propaganda that can change the fact that Mugabe is old & should not still be in office.

FILE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have reiterated its leader's call for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to leave office.

Julius Malema called Mugabe a “grandpa” during a press conference this week and said its time he retire.

The Zimbabwean government has hit back at the party, calling the red berets and their leader irrelevant.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says there is no amount of propaganda that can change the fact that Mugabe is old and should not still be in office.

He says what is worse is that Zanu-PF has nominated him as their 2018 election candidate.

“Many of the African revolutionary icons knew when it was time to step down; Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo, Julius Nyerere and Kenneth Kaunda. They didn’t have to lead to the grave. They lived to see a succession and a continuation of the legacy that they’d built.”

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(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)