'Andrew Mlangeni never isolated us': Malema pays tribute to Mlangeni
Andrew Mlangeni, who was the last surviving Rivonia trialist, passed away last week at One Military Hospital in Tshwane.
JOHANNESBURG – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema visited the home of struggle hero Andrew Mlangeni in Soweto on Monday, paying tribute to the last surviving Rivonia trialist who passed away last week at One Military Hospital in Tshwane.
GALLERY: EFF visits Andrew Mlangeni's home.
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Malema was joined by his deputy Floyd Shivambu and Dali Mpofu, among other EFF delegates.
Malema was welcomed by members of the Mlangeni family. Malema offered his condolences to the family, describing the struggle stalwart as someone who was firm.
“We paid a visit to the family to come and show respect to uBaba Mlangeni. He is a stalwart and a freedom fighter who fought for our freedom. We lived under his guidance. He has been a good leader to all of us. Even when I formed the EFF, he never isolated us. He knew we fought for a multi-party democracy.”
Mlangeni, who was jailed alongside former president Nelson Mandela in 1964 after a treason trial, will be laid to rest on Wednesday.
CIC @Julius_S_Malema addresses members of the media outside the Mlangeni Family Home.— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) July 27, 2020
He says the purpose of the visit from the EFF leadership today is to show respect because Baba Mlangeni was a stalwart and a freedom fighter. #RIPAndrewMlangeni pic.twitter.com/J4Z8VVSci5