On Tuesday, The Citizen reported that Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema was in talks with the ANC about returning to the ruling party. The report has been denied by both the EFF and the ANC as being untrue. If it were true, though, what purpose would such a move serve, considering there is no cessation of hostilities between Malema and the ANC, particularly President Jacob Zuma?
Although the story seems not to have emerged from the ANC, there is a school of thought that drawing Malema back in would defuse the negativity around Zuma and save him from further embarrassment. But Malema is not the answer to that problem. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.
The 2015 State of the Nation Address will probably be the most watched since FW De Klerk announced the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990. It will not be because the President of South Africa will be making a dramatic announcement that will change the course of history. On the contrary, it will be widely watched to see whether the president will be interrupted by the EFF and confronted about when he will reimburse the state for upgrades at his Nkandla home.
The EFF has made…
Source : Daily Maverick