EFF leader Julius Malema said he had repeatedly asked his former ANC Youth League (ANCYL) comrade Sindiso Magaqa to join the EFF as a regional organiser. Malema said Magaqa — who died on Monday following injuries he suffered during a shooting in July — had indicated that he wanted to discuss the matter with his wife before making a final decision. "I was still waiting for him and this happened‚" Malema said. Malema was speaking after he graduated from the University of SA (Unisa) in Pretoria on Wednesday evening. He graduated with a bachelor of arts (BA) Honours degree‚ a year after he had obtained his BA from the same institution. On Tuesday‚ Malema issued a statement saying he would attend Magaqa’s funeral‚ provided the arrangements to secure his safety were in place. Malema also described how close he was to Magaqa‚ who was the secretary-general of the Youth League until he and Malema were found guilty of bringing the ANC into disrepute in 2012. Magaqa was suspended. Malema‚ who ...

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