Julius Malema says a lot of stuff. Jacob Zuma is a leader worth dying for! Venezuela is a fine economic role model! I will never start my own political party! The EFF will never vote with the ANC! Cyril Ramaphosa will never become president!

Yes, he says a lot of stuff. But it’s his actions and those of his party that matter. And by aligning with the looting machine, their actions have confirmed that their ferocious pursuit of the Guptas was merely about settling old scores with Zuma.

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time,” wrote Maya Angelou. Except, apparently, if that someone is the EFF. If it’s the EFF, then just keep parroting stuff about good governance even when your party has literally just voted in favour of a criminal organisation taking over a city. On Monday morning, if you’d asked South Africans to name one political party that is agreed to be fundamentally hostile to a progressive, morally benevolent agenda in this country – that has proved in word and deed that it is a predatory mafia dedicated to extracting wealth from citizens – they could have named only the ANC. Certainly, many of us have major doubts about the moral fibre of the leadership of other parties. The DA famously appealed to abandoned NP voters let down by all the white supremacist politicians joining the ANC. The ACDP doesn’t see a problem with blurring the line between church and state, mainly because it thinks that state is just a phase the young people...

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