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The political raison d’être of colourful EFF leader Julius Malema is to be a constant thorn in President Jacob Zuma’s side. It’s wasn’t always so. There was a time when Zuma had Malema’s undying support. So much so, Malema even declared himself willing to kill for Zuma, although he says he never meant it literally, and the two have ‘never been close’. In an earlier interview with BizNews’ Tim Modise, Malema said Zuma suffers from a ‘poverty of ideas’. Here in a talk at the Daily Maverick Gathering in Midrand, Malema gives his version of how and why Zuma got elected in the first place, and for the constant feuding now. As usual, it makes entertaining reading. For more insight on the subject, you’re likely to also enjoy Rian Malan’s excellent think-piece: Malema – behind the red overalled facade. – Marika Sboros
By Genevieve Quintal
Cyril Ramaphosa: The Audio Biography
Listen to the story of Cyril Ramaphosa's rise to presidential power, narrated by our very own Alec Hogg.