Why does Malema pick fights with the press?


- citizen.co.za | 9 months ago

US President Donald Trump is not alone in his fight with certain members of the fourth estate: he has a partner in Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

Duelling with the media is often the preserve of weak leaders like Trump because often they have something to hide, such as corruption or leadership shortfalls. But when an opposition party frequently squares up against journalists, it raises suspicions that it, too, has a lot to hide.

The spat is more between some Joburg-based journalists and EFF president Malema and his deputy, Floyd Shivambu.

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