Malema takes aim at Mnangagwa as Mugabe loyalists miss his funeral

- | 5 months ago

SOWETO, South Africa – South African opposition leader Julius Malema on Thursday pleaded with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to allow Robert Mugabe’s exiled loyalists to bury him, telling him: “You can’t be worse than apartheid regime.

” Several of Mugabe’s former ministers, driven into exile after the military ended his 37-year rule in 2017, will not be burying him next week, fearing arrest by the new rulers. Malema was speaking at a memorial service for Mugabe organised by his Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Soweto.

Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao, who was youth minister until the coup, and Saviour Kasukuwere, who held the portfolio of local government minister, spoke at the memorial service denouncing Mnangagwa.

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