ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has, for the first time, revealed that the party wants EFF leader Julius Malema to return to the divided organisation. “I love Julius. I’m talking to him to return home,” Magashule said.
He said Malema should come back to the ANC with his supporters. Magashule, who was flanked by national executive committee members Dakota Legoete and Obed Bapela, Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association spokesperson Carl Niehaus and provincial leaders, including Kenetswe Mosenogi, told ANC supporters while on a campaign trail in Ikageng township, in Tlokwe, North West, that he “loves” Malema.
This week, Malema said the EFF would consider coalition talks with the ANC after the 8 May general elections. In 2012, Malema was expelled from his position as ANC Youth League president, and the party for allegedly sowing divisions and bringing the party into disrepute.
Magashule said black people were now smarter than white people. He said black pupils had proven former National Party leader Hendrik Verwoerd wrong by excelling in maths and science.
Magashule pleaded with ANC supporters not to vote for other parties.
“The ANC has 25 years’ experience. If you elect other parties, it will take them five years to gain experience. “They won’t know where to get money,” he told the crowd.
Bapela urged ANC supporters to vote for a party that had done a lot for them.