I’m Happy Zumas Have Eaten Humble Pie – EFF Leader Julius Malema


Following the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), EFF leader Julius Malema has shared his happiness over the outcome of the election.

Shortly after the result was announced on Monday night, Malema took to his social media account and told his fans that he’s very excited that the “the Zumas have eaten the humble”.

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He, however, asserted that the election of Ramaphosa as ANC president will not change anything and that it will be difficult for the new party president to recall President Jacob Zuma because the Guptas are still in charge.

Malema tweeted: “Nothing has really changed; the core of the corrupt premier league is at the centre of the organization. The Guptas are still in charge and as a result, it will be difficult to recall Zuma. Don’t get easily excited over nothing but I’m happy the Zumas ate a humble pie, a di ba je.”

Recall that Malema had earlier predicted that Ramaphosa will win the presidential race. Without mentioning a name, the former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) leader said at the time that despite Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s impressive credentials and allegations of vote buying against her, she will lose because she’s currently surrounded and supported by crooks.

“For those asking for my predictions‚ I think he will win. I don’t think she stands a good chance‚ despite her good struggle credentials‚ she’s currently surrounded and supported by crooks.”

“Her supporters are extremely dishonest to a point of believing their own propaganda, they lied about branch nominations until they were officially announced then they changed the ball post. The new narrative now is that we have more delegates but they know very well it’s a lie,” he tweeted.

South Africa’s Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Monday night, narrowly defeated President Zuma’s anointed candidate Dr. Dlamini-Zuma to emerge the ruling party’s new president.

After more than 4,700 delegates cast their ballot in the marathon voting session at the conference, Ramaphosa obtained 2,440 votes while Dlamini-Zuma garnered 2,261 votes. Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza was elected as the party’s deputy president, while Free State Premier Ace Magashule was elected as the new secretary-general.

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Should Ramaphosa and other new executives fail to recall Zuma over a series of allegations of corruption that has dogged his tenure as president, he’ll remain South Africa’s president until 2019.