Julius Malema - Gallo JULIUS Malema and his self-satisfied fellow leaders of the EFF are holding a tiger by the tail.They received massive kudos last week after rejecting the amorous advances of both the ANC and the DA in hung municipalities across the country.Coupled with the optics of its announcement — made in the open veld with the shacks and poverty of Stjwetla, an informal settlement adjacent to the equally horrendous Alexandra township — the party was lauded for what was seen as a masterstroke.And for the EFF, it was. The party avoids being tainted by the rot of corruption that hangs over President Jacob Zuma and his party like a steaming turd.It is also not touched by the particular South African pathologies that continue to dog the DA. For Brand EFF this is great: the party can continue to be the enfant terrible of South African politics without any responsibility whatsoever.Yet this lack of commitment to anything, to any basic contract or understanding with anyone else, is...

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