“We didn’t know what we were doing. Now we regret that thing. We regret it. SA, we regret supporting this comrade. She is going to collapse that office.” ~ EFF leader Julius Malema, on the appointment of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, January 23 2017 Julius Malema’s admission that he and his party made a monumental mistake when it came to its support for the appointment of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, came and went with the usual superficial glee that marks so much EFF rhetoric. It was amusing that Malema had got it so wrong. Funny in the way he fell on his sword, seemingly so completely. Worth a few headlines but, really, now that he had aligned himself with conventional thought, in a press conference of fire and brimstone, all was forgiven. At least he had come to his senses. And so the mistake itself was never interrogated and soon forgotten, like so much EFF hypocrisy and contradiction. Just another fleeting fireworks display from SA’s leading political pyromaniac....

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