EFF leader Julius Malema states he was “never ever close” to previous president Jacob Zuma– contrary to common belief.
Rather, Malema stated throughout an interview on Kaya FM, he is “more close” to existing president Cyril Ramaphosa.
Malema’s relationship with Zuma, he stated, was constantly an expert one when they led the ANCYL and the moms and dad body respectively.
At an individual and social level, stated Malema, their relationship was non-existent. And to back this up, Malema stated throughout the time he led the ANCYL, Zuma hosted a great deal of celebrations at his Nkandla house however he never ever went to a single one.
Additionally, Malema never ever had Zuma’s individual contacts nor ever connected with him on a cellphone.
However with Ramaphosa, things are various as the 2 are on each other’s speed dial and sometimes call one another, he stated.
” I was never ever near president Zuma by the method. The very first time I went to Nkandla is when I went to have tea now. I had actually never ever been to Nkandla,” stated Malema.
” I never ever had the (previous) president Zuma’s mobile phone number and have actually never ever talked to him on the cellular phone.
” However I have actually got Cyril’s number and I speak with him on the phone so really if you needed to compare the relations, I am more better with Cyril than I am to president Zuma.
” We can have a cooled conversation with Cyril at any time.”