FIKILE Mbalula advised Julius Malema not to campaign for Jacob Zuma to replace Thabo Mbeki as president. That’s according to the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, who succeeded Mr Mbalula as African National Congress (ANC) Youth League president before moving into the opposition ranks."Mbalula called me from the mountain to say I must not participate in that process to remove Mbeki‚" Mr Malema told MPs in parliament on Tuesday in his response to the president’s state of the nation address."I had a meeting with Zuma where he told me that he does not want to work with President Mbeki. I led a charge in the removal (of Mbeki) after the meeting I had with Zuma after he said he doesn’t want to work with Mbeki."We apologise to Mbeki for standing behind Zuma. We tell president Mbeki that we were misled by this man (Zuma)."Mr Malema also repeated an assertion that the extent of the wealthy Gupta family’s influence over government became evident to him when Mr Mbalula was appointed as ...

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