On Sunday afternoon, after Julius Malema promised a smooth conference, things went a tad pear shaped. For a party born in anger, with anger as its default, it should surprise no one that things got messy. Elections bring losers. And losers get mad.
Politics. What a mess.
On Sunday, at the EFF’s First National People’s Assembly, Julius Malema insisted that there was no story to tell. He leaned forward in his seat during the press conference, like Buddha in an overall, and told us all to calm down. “There is nothing here,” he said. All was under control. This was Club Med for Marxist-Leninists.
On Monday, even he would have to agree that stories have been popping all over the place like mortar rounds. He might have guessed that stuff was going to get messy, mostly because he was about to make it so. Elections for posts on the Central Command Team (CCT) were soon to get underway, and there were going to be casualties. Turns out, Malema’s lengthy honeymoon may have been one of them.
It was supposed to be simple. The first part of the day was devoted to political education. The second item on…
Source : Daily Maverick