Malema blessed with a new bundle of joy

2016-10-21 20:19

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Durban – Politics will no longer be the only thing keeping the EFF’s firebrand leader, Julius Malema, up at night.

News24 understands that the commander-in-chief’s beautiful wife Mantwa gave birth to a baby boy, named Munzhedzi.

Malema posted a message of gratitude on his Instagram on Friday morning, he wrote, “Mma Munzhedzi re a leboga Modimo le Badimo ba leboloke”. Loosely translated, it means “Munzhedzi’s mother, thank you. May God and the ancestors protect you”. It was accompanied by a baby bottle emoji.

Malema could not immediately be reached for comment.

According to a Sowetan report, Munzhedzi is a Venda name meaning self-starter or leader.

Malema married in 2014 and has a son from a previous relationship, named Ratanang.

During a recent interview with SABC3, he spoke fondly about his wife, grandmother, and son. He said Mantwa came into his life when Ratanang was eight.

“I tell Ratanang to wash dishes, I give him difficult tasks and I never create an impression that things are easy, because when you tell him that we grew up without a television at home he tells you ‘No, that is not possible daddy’.”

Malema said he was a good father because he looked after his son, and everyone else who depended on him.

“My grandmother is [like] my daughter. She must be looked after. She is my queen. What I do for my child, I do for my granny, because I believe that I have a task to make sure that she is well looked after.”

Malema said Ratanang had called him when the debates on coalitions were in progress after the August 3 local government elections, and told him not to go back to the ANC.

When his son had expressed an interest in becoming a politician, they had told him to do something better-paying, like engineering.

Malema admitted to watching what he previously thought were “girlish programmes” like “Our Perfect Wedding” and that he could not make his own bed, because his mother used to do it for him.

“I am just a political animal,” he said.



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