| ANALYSIS | All over the show: How Julius Malema is trying to divert attention

- | 2 months ago

Recent times have been quite eventful for Julius Malema, the effervescent leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the party he founded alongside like-minded colleagues after their expulsion from the ANC in 2013.

The EFF, an organisation that styles itself as the leaders of the deferred socialist and agrarian revolution which will end economic hardship in South Africa, seems to be discharging its load of vitriol, populism and racism in all directions every second day. Its Gatling gun-like approach to political discourse is ripping enormous holes in everything in its way: the judiciary, the media and the general public.

In the process it is getting enormous media attention, riling up large sections of the public and reinforcing its supporters‘ beliefs.

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