Johannesburg - Members of Julius Malema’s party were on Sunday dismissed as “mentally disturbed Mickey Mouses” who had no right to attend a vigil outside Nelson Mandela’s Soweto house.
“EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) this is not your place. This is the occasion of the ANC. Nelson Mandela is ANC… was a member of the ANC till the end. He never left the ANC,” said ANC Joburg spokesman Jolidee Matongo as EFF members marched up Vilakazi Street to Mandela’s old home in Orlando West.
Wearing red berets and T-shirts emblazoned with Malema’s face and written “hands off”, EFF members sang Ayasaba amagwala… dubula, dubula (The cowards are scared shoot)”.
But ANCYL members avoided what nearly turned into a confrontation, simply shooing EFF members away.
“We’ll ignore those ones with red berets (EFF members). We mustn’t allow anyone to claim Mandela as theirs.