Edward Zuma demands apology from Malema

2015-04-28 14:32
(Khaya Ngwenya, City Press)

(Khaya Ngwenya, City Press)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - EFF leader Julius Malema on Tuesday dismissed President Jacob Zuma's son Edward and his demand for a public apology with a curt response that he doesn't "speak to children".

The younger Zuma is insisting that Malema apologises for comments made in Parliament recently claiming that the president has lost control of his family, and that Edward endorsed the killing of foreign nationals.

Zuma told News24 that if Malema does not apologise he will take him to court for defamation of character.

Zuma junior said the Economic Freedom Fighters leader should retract his statements made during Parliament where he took him, Edward, to task for his anti-xenophobia sentiments.

Malema reportedly lashed out at President Jacob Zuma saying: "You have lost control of the country, because you have lost control of your own family."

He was quoted as having told President Zuma that “your own son continues to say these people must be killed. You stand up here and say nothing."

 “I want him to tell me and the nation where did I say that people must be killed. He must tell us how my father has failed to control us otherwise I am going to sue him for defamation of character,” said Edward Zuma.

“He told Parliament that I said people must be killed. I never said that. I want a public apology for the comments he made in Parliament.”

The president’s son said if Malema wanted to challenge him, he should come to him directly and not talk about him in public.

“If he wants to face me, he must come out and face me as a man and not use the president.”

Malema simply said he “does not have time nor does he care about Edward Zuma”.

“I don’t have time for kids. He must call me when he wants to talk about his father, President Jacob Zuma. I don’t have time for this,” said Malema before ending the call abruptly.  

Read more on:    eff  |  julius malema  |  edward zuma  |  politics  |  xenophobia  |  parliament 2015

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.