Malema: I'm neither dictator nor cry baby

2014-12-16 19:30

His leadership style is not dictatorial, says EFF leader Julius Malema.

"There was no suppression of dissent, there was never anything I did that pointed to dictatorship," said Malema today.

He was referring to a dispute that arose last night over nominations of additional committee members to the Economic Freedom Fighters that saw delegates from Gauteng walk out and protest outside.

Some of the protesting delegates accused Malema of being a liar and a dictator.

Malema imposed candidates on them, they said.

As a leader, he stood up to prevent the conference from collapsing.

"I am a president and must provide leadership. There is no dictatorship here," he said.

He said that being insulted was part of the game.

"These things of being insulted are part of the game people... I can't be a cry baby. Sometimes one takes unpopular decisions, and that's the name of the game."

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