If flip-flopping were to be accepted as an Olympic sport, there’s little doubt EFF leader Julius Malema would emerge a strong contender for gold.
It’s not that there’s anything immoral or unethical about people, especially politicians, having a change of heart on issues. It’s their God-given right to change their minds. But when they do so as often as they change their underwear, very few people are going to attach any importance or credibility to their public utterances.
Many of us will recall the time when the EFF leader was so vociferous in his defence of Jacob Zuma that he urged the National Prosecuting Authority to “save the country” by dropping corruption charges against the former president.
But it was not long afterwards when he was singing another tune: “The EFF welcomes the decision by the NPA to proceed with charges against Jacob Zuma so he can have his day in court”.
After the EFF leader’s scathing and derisive attacks on Pravin Gordhan this week, in which he labelled the Public Enterprises minister a “constitutional delinquent”, who would have imagined that not so long ago, he had been singing Pravin’s praises.