Malema arrives to hero's welcome at conference

2014-12-14 12:23
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Bloemfontein - EFF leader Julius Malema on Sunday received a hero's welcome when he walked into the main hall of the University of Free State's Bloemfontein campus, for the party's first elective conference.

Delegates screamed, ululated, and whistled as he walked onto the stage wearing a red beret and overall.

The party was expected to elect its top six leaders at the event, with Malema likely to retain his position. The Economic Freedom Fighters' leader would deliver the party's political report later in the morning.

Earlier delegates sang and danced, waved their hands and sang "Juju re ya lewena" translated as "Juju we are with you". Juju is Malema's nickname.

The party's different regions each took turns to belt our their favourite songs and dance.

The hall was decorated with the EFF's red, green, yellow and black colours. Delegates in red takkies, dresses, pants, and headgear, sang and danced to music, including the song "Tshela thupa" loosely translated as "the whipping or punishment is coming", a popular song among EFF members.

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