The fact that he was elected unopposed to the EFF leader does not make him a dictator, says Julius Malema.
Malema spoke on Sunday, on the second day of the EFF’s conference in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg, about the party’s follow-up strategy and whether his re-election as a leader reinforces his views that he governs the EFF with an iron fist.
“My simple view is that I was elected unopposed because I simply work hard. I don’t take anything for granted if you give me something I’ll work on it until it’s perfect. I’m not a dictator, I’m a hard worker.
“I don’t care who thinks about me. It’s those who can’t beat me who call my names like I’m a ‘dictator.’
Malema made these remarks at a news conference before the 35 additional members would be elected to the EFF’s central command team.
Malema and Floyd Shivambu are the only two leaders of the party’s top positions to hold their positions, respectively, as president and vice president.
There were major changes in the remaining four positions as national chairman, secretary general, vice secretary general and treasurer.
The EFF elected their top six uncontested. I was wrong about how it would play out. I didn’t factor in how weak and cowardly the opposing voices within the organization would be. Neither did I expect the delegates to treat Malema like a God by kneeling in front of him. #CULT pic.twitter.com/YH1hhbxrZC— Renaldo “Ngamla” Gouws ?? (@RenaldoGouws) December 15, 2019