Julius Malema of the EFF, they who are straining every sinew of their rather well-fed bodies in defence of the looters of VBS Mutual Bank, should be proud. It isn’t easy to say you taught US President Donald Trump a trick or two, but Malema can certainly claim the credit. Remember how, back in 2010, Malema caused a global sensation when he ejected a BBC reporter from an ANC Youth League press conference, calling him a "bloody agent" who had a "white tendency"? Malema flew into a rage when journalist Jonah Fisher called him out for slamming the Zimbabwe opposition for criticising his hero Robert Mugabe from their offices in Sandton. "But you live in Sandton," said Fisher, pointing out the hypocrisy of the whole thing. Malema erupted and called on the Luthuli House heavies to throw Fisher out. "This is not a newsroom!" he fulminated. "This is a revolutionary house and you don’t come here with that tendency. Don’t come here with that white tendency. Not here. You can do it somewhere el...

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