Articles tagged 'eff'

Malema launches fresh salvo on Mugabe 27 May 2017 HARARE - South African opposition leader Julius Malema has once again said President Robert Mugabe must step down, as he accused the long-time ruler of destroying the little left of his legacy by clinging on to power. Reiterating his call for the leader to step down in an Africa Day speech, Ma...
Grandpa, it's enough now, Malema tells Mugabe 24 January 2017 HARARE - An opposition party of South African radical leftists has urged President Robert Mugabe to step down, saying he is no longer capable of discharging presidential duties. Urging Mugabe to take a cue from Gambia's Yahya Jammeh who was forced by Ecowas to cede presidential power last week...
Don't die with Zim: Malema 7 December 2016 HARARE - Firebrand South African opposition leader, Julius Malema — once a very close ally of President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF — has again pleaded with the increasingly frail nonagenarian to step down with immediate effect and allow other Zimbabweans to take over from him. His call, the sec...
We stand by Zim protestors: Malema 14 July 2016 HARARE - Populist South African politician Julius Malema yesterday offered solidarity to Zimbabwean protesters who have led national strikes against President Robert Mugabe's economic policies that have closed businesses and crippled the public transport system. The left-wing Malema, who led t...
Zim youths must claim political space: Mliswa 25 April 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwean youths have gone to sleep while the older generation has been making disastrous decisions adversely affecting them, Youth Advocacy for Reform and Democracy (Yard) founder and former Zanu PF bigwig Temba Mliswa has said. Mliswa, whose Yard has been invited to Economic Freedo...
'Malema's praise for Mugabe disgusting' 10 July 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (Zef) yesterday angrily slammed gushing praises for President Robert Mugabe by Julius Malema, South Africa's Economic Freedom Front (EFF) opposition leader that the problems in Zimbabwe were not caused by the nonagenarian but by “capital”. Zef chairperson and hum...
Zim opposition parties blast Malema 5 July 2015 HARARE - Opposition parties have torn into South Africa's opposition EFF leader, Julius Malema for praising President Robert Mugabe, saying he has taken leave of his senses. Malema this week said Mugabe is not to blame for the problems in Zimbabwe and that he and other African leaders, with th...
SA parly chaos as Malema MPs heckle Zuma 13 February 2015 CAPE TOWN - South Africa's parliament descended into chaos as leftist MPs scuffled with security during a key annual speech by President Jacob Zuma. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), led by Julius Malema, repeatedly interrupted Mr Zuma, demanding answers over a spending scandal. The spea...
Rough diamond?: Firebrand Malema polishes up 27 January 2015 JOHANNESBURG - Julius Malema slipped quietly into the room, looking cheerful, perhaps a little slimmer than on our last encounter, and quite the opposite of the rabble-rousing, Mugabe-in-the-making demagogue that his enemies and critics in South Africa and abroad still like to portray. "Marria...
Malema, EFF MPs suspended for heckling Zuma 28 November 2014 JOHANNESBURG - South African opposition party leader Julius Malema and 11 of his MPs have been suspended from parliament without pay for heckling the president. During a parliamentary address by President Jacob Zuma in August, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members had chanted "pay back the m...
Malema to keep son at elite school 5 June 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Julius Malema says he will not take his son out of an elite private school despite his earlier call on public representatives to use public facilities, amenities and institutions. The Economic Freedom Fighters leader said his child would not attend “dysfunctional and poor” publi...
SA in post-Nelson Mandela elections 7 May 2014 JOHANNESBURG - South Africans are voting in general elections as the country marks 20 years since the end of white-minority rule. The African National Congress (ANC) is tipped to win, returning President Jacob Zuma for a second five-year term. These are the first elections since the death i...
Row over Julius Malema election advert 23 April 2014 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's public broadcaster has said it refused to broadcast a campaign message from the Economic Freedom Front (EFF) as it incited violence. The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) denied that it was banned because it came from the EFF. The advert calls for p...
Zuma must quit within 20 days: Malema 21 March 2014 HARARE - President Jacob Zuma should resign within 20 days, EFF leader Julius Malema said yesterday. “Zuma should step down. If he fails to do so within 20 days, the EFF will march to the Union Buildings... and we will not leave the premises until he resigns,” Malema told supporters outside th...
We can't follow Zim example: ANC 18 March 2014 HARARE - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will not expropriate land from commercial white farmers, saying it risks devastating the economy as happened in Zimbabwe, a top official said on Sunday. ANC secretary-general, Gwede Mantashe told a church rally in Free State that S...
Hundreds attend Malema party launch 14 October 2013 HARARE - Hundreds of people gathered in Marikana, North West yesterday for the launch of Julius Malema's EFF party. People wearing red berets and T-shirts braved scorching heat as they waited for Malema to arrive. The crowd was kept entertained by artistes singing and dancing. Among the ...
Julius Malema party to fight SA poll 6 September 2013 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's former African National Congress Youth League leader, Julius Malema, has registered a political party to contest next year's elections. The party, the Economic Freedom Fighters, will seek to redistribute land and nationalise South Africa's rich mines, he said. ...