IN PICS: EFF hands over brand new Mercedes Benz to King Dalindyebo as promised
On Saturday, the king's shiny, black new wheels came rolling in during a welcoming ceremony for the king hosted by Julius Malema and the EFF leadership.
JOHANNESBURG - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema made good on his promise to gift abaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo a brand new luxury Mercedes Benz SUV.
At an EFF rally in Mandela Park, Mthatha a few days before the local government elections, Dalindyebo told the crowd in attendance that Malema had said he would gift him a brand new Mercedes Benz SUV.
Some on social media commented that this was a way for the Red Berets to buy the king and his people's votes.
The region under which the abaThembu kingdom falls was, however, won by the ANC.
[HAPPENING NOW ]: King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo speaking at the community meeting to be addressed by CIC @Julius_S_Malema.Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) October 24, 2021
The king has declared that he will be voting EFF and encouraged abaThembu to #VoteEFF
He also thanked the CIC for the GIFT he has given him. pic.twitter.com/Y3sNYyXBzJ
On Saturday, the king's shiny, black new wheels came rolling in during a welcoming ceremony for the king hosted by Malema and the EFF leadership.
King Dalindyebo was there with his family.
[IN PICTURES ]Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) November 13, 2021
CIC @Julius_S_Malema and DP @FloydShivambu unwrapping the EFF gift to His Majesty King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.
DP handed the keys to the appreciative hands of His Majesty.#EFFWelcomesKingDalindyebo pic.twitter.com/GnuJGjuQjb
Dalindyebo expressed his appreciation for the lavish gift.
Malema, during his address at the ceremony, said leaders of political parties must swallow their pride for the sake of service delivery.
With coalition talks now at a critical stage and the 14-day deadline for parties to finalise coalition agreements in 66 hung municipalities slowly approaching, Malema added they must find each other despite differences in political ideologies.
He said they were not going to enter into coalitions that compromise their principles but said they were willing to negotiate.