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Malema's Madikizela-Mandela speech a source of inspiration

Malema's Madikizela-Mandela speech a source of inspiration

The #JuliusMalemaChallenge was abuzz on Saturday afternoon following the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) speech at Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's funeral at Orlando stadium in Soweto.

The late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela had expressed her wish for EFF leader Julius Malema to return to the ANC or work together in national interest.

Malema's plea was even acknowledged by the government, as he left the podium, with the official government account tweeting: "Julius Malema leaves the podium by challenging SA Government to rename the Cape Town Int Airport after Winnie Mandela".

Strong storms may hit Wiregrass Saturday
The front and severe weather threat will push east of the region by mid evening, but as Palmer noted, "We're still not done yet". The weather service said there is still quite a bit of uncertainty about how things will play out later today in north Alabama.

It's being reported that there have been informal discussions between senior leaders of both parties.

The paper is reporting that Malema has spoken to President Cyril Ramaphosa about what is necessary for a co-operation. He lambasted people he called sell-outs who did not support her when she was alive but are speaking out during her funeral supporting her. "They are crying the loudest‚ more than all of us who cared for you‚" he said‚ calling for a sign on how they should treat her alleged traitors.

While it is unlikely that the two parties will see any reconciliation or partnerships before the 2019 elections, the move could prove important in the long-term when looking at the wider political landscape.


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