Malema: I am not a dictator or a cry baby

2014-12-16 22:01
Julius Malema (Sapa)

Julius Malema (Sapa)

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Bloemfontein - His leadership style is not dictatorial, EFF leader Julius Malema said in Bloemfontein on Monday.

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

He was referring to a dispute that arose on Monday 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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