Malema makes unannounced trip to Zimbabwe, visits Mugabe’s family

Image credit: Twitter/ZimLive

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has visited the family of the late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Harare.

Malema made the unannounced trip to the neighbouring country on Monday.

He condoled with Mugabe’s widow, former First Lady Grace Mugabe, and the rest of the family at their Blue Roof residence.

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Treasurer Leigh Mathys accompanied him.

Zimbabwean publication ZimLive shared pictures of Malema’s visit on Twitter.

Malema’s praise of Mugabe

On 12 September, Malema and EFF held a memorial service for Mugabe, who passed away on 6 September in Singapore.

The EFF leader heaped praise on Mugabe, referring to him as a Pan-Africanist.

He spoke strongly against “western imperialism” that attempted to depose Mugabe from power.

He declared that “our enemies” could not tell Africans how to remember Mugabe.

Unlike South African leaders, Mugabe gave back the land to his people, Malema stated.

President Mugabe will be remembered as a hero because, even when he was in office, he never compromised fundamentals. Amongst those fundamentals was the ownership of the land.

It was under him that the indigenous people of Zimbabwe were beginning to own strategic sectors of the economy.

Julius Malema

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