Economic Freedom Fighter leader Julius Malema turns 35 today being 3rd March. In commemoration of the dauntless leader’s birthday, EFF members have sent lovely messages to their charismatic leader.
EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said Malema’s birthday is a special one to the party and the state at large.
“We particularly send gratitude to the Malemas for raising a giant and fearless fighter who has become central to the generational mission of economic freedom in our lifetime. Long live Sello Julius Malema, long live,” Ndlozi said.
The party also used the medium to woo South Africans, encouraging them to make Malema’s birthday a memorable one by ensuring they cast their votes in favour of the party.
“There can be no fulfilling birthday gift than a fundamental affirmation of your mission through a vote to towards the attainment of economic freedom in our lifetime‚” the party said.
EFF further extolled Malema and noted that he is “a life made out of fire and wounds sustained in an undying cry for the fulfillment of the liberation promise”.
“A life outcast and dejected for insisting on speaking truth to power‚ only in pursuit of a historic mission for the total emancipation of humanity from racism and class exploitation.”
The party said Malema’s name has reckoned with history and that it has been added “to that of great revolutionaries like Tsietsi Mashinini‚ Steve Biko‚ Che Guevara‚ Anton Lembede and many more who shifted sands of history in the days of their youth”.
The party predicted that “there is no doubt that generations to come will celebrate the CIC’s contribution to the struggle for emancipation and true freedom in the same manner Kwame Nkuruma‚ Patrice Lumumba‚ Thomas Sankara and many great revolutionaries are celebrated”.
Not little praises were also heaped on the family of the brave leader. His family members were appreciated for instilling and channeling him [Malema] towards freedom movement.
Malema was born and bred in Seshego, Limpopo province. His career in politics began at the age of nine when he joined the Masupatsela pioneer movement of the ANC. At 14, he underwent military training and later joined the ANC Youth League in 1994.
He previously served as President of the African National Congress Youth League from 2008 to 2012 and was a member of the ANC until his expulsion from the party in April 2012.
He founded The EFF in 2013.