EFF leader Julius Malema said on Sunday that the church service forced him to forgive former President Jacob Zuma. On Sunday, Malema attended the River of Life Apostolic Faith Mission in Soshanguve. “I even told the pastor that we forgave Zuma for preaching. Therefore, Zuma should thank the pastor, because we received the wisdom from the pastor, ”said Malema with a slight smile.
During the presidency of Zuma, the EFF deputies constantly challenged the former president in parliament, urging him to pay money to modernize his home in Nkandla. Speaking after the service, he said that the sermon was about forgiveness.
New developments seem to indicate a thawing of the relationship between Malema and Zuma.
In 2016, the Constitutional Court ultimately ruled that Zuma could not support the Constitution, while not taking measures to remedy the situation of public defender Thuli Madonsela at the time regarding payment for the modernization of his estate in Nkandl.
South Africa votes in general elections in May, and it is difficult to determine whether Malema’s statement on Zuma can be just a campaign ploy to appeal to Zuma supporters in the ANC.
The ruling party continues to fight against the divisions after the election of Cyril Ramaphosa to the presidency and the removal of Zuma from his post.
The EFF website has not been updated with any information on its position vis-à-vis the former president on Monday.