975 2014/02/23 EFF leader Julius Malema, addresses EFF follower at Mehlareng Stadium in Tembisa, during the manifesto launch. Picture: Nicholas Thabo Tau

Johannesburg - A conversation on social networking sites with EFF leader Julius Malema was delayed on Monday, the party said.

On its Facebook page, the Economic Freedom Fighters said the delay was because of “unforeseen circumstances” relating to Malema's schedule.

The live chat was to have taken place at 11.30am, but was postponed until noon, and then until 1pm, before being set down for 3pm.

“Once again we apologise for the change of times,” the EFF said.

Malema was to answer questions for an hour on Facebook and Twitter.