WATCH: 'Jealous down': Ramaphosa praises Malema on EFF elections performance

2019-05-21 19:54

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema on their performance during the May 8 elections.

While registration of new and old members was underway in the National Assembly in Cape Town on Tuesday, Ramaphosa bumped into Malema, who he warmly gave a hug to and laughed with.

"I was telling the deputy [Floyd Shivambu] that you worked hard, jealous down. Don't forget that I say jealous down," Ramaphosa said to Malema.

Malema thanked Ramaphosa as they laughed off the "jealous down" phrase.

From results tallied following the May 8 elections, the EFF's support nationally grew to 10.79% from 6.35% in 2014, News24 reported. It managed to secure about 1.8 million votes growing from just under 1.2 million it got in 2014.

The party will now occupy 44 seats in the National Assembly. It is also now the the official opposition to the ANC in three provinces: Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the North West.

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