EFF president Julius Malema finally visited his long-time enemy former president Jacob Zuma and had an urgent tea meeting at Zuma’s home at Nkandla, north of KZN.

Arriving with a chopper Malema was accompanied by EFF former chairman advocate Dali Mpofu, mayor of Ekurhuleni Mzwandile Masina, EFF spokesman Vuyani Pambo, and ANC senior member Tony Yengeni on Friday (5 February).

Their close meeting with Zuma took more than four hours while both Malema and Zuma didn’t address the media about what they were talking about.

Malema surprised many when he asked Zuma to have an urgent tea meeting on Twitter on Wednesday. On the post Malema stated that it was in the best interest of the country.

That was after former president Zuma announced that he will not attend the Zondo Commission after the Constitutional Court ruled that he has to attend and answer all the questions.

EFF spokesman Vuyani Pambo told Daily Sun that their tea meeting with Zuma was nice and hot. “We will not tell you about what we’re talking about because we didn’t invite the media. What I can say is that our meeting went well,” he said.

The meeting has left people with many different views as others are claiming that Malema was in the meeting to ask Zuma to go and testify at the Zondo Commission.

Malema and Zuma were friends when Malema was still the president of the ANC Youth League. That changed when Malema left the ANC and formed the EFF.  

Dali Mpofu. Photo by Jabulani Langa
Dali Mpofu. Photo by Jabulani Langa

Julius Malema and his team go to the chopper after their meeting with Jacob Zuma. Photo by Jabulani Langa