Winnie: Malema hasn't approached me

2013-11-17 22:30
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (Picture: AP)

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (Picture: AP)

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Johannesburg - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said on Sunday that EFF leader Julius Malema had not approached her to join his party, the Sunday Independent reported.

"No he hasn't, not at all.... I have not even seen him since he [started the Economic Freedom Fighters]. I belong to the African National Congress. I am the ANC," she was quoted as saying.

According to the newspaper, Madikizela-Mandela said she had known Malema would do something after he was expelled from the ANC.

"I can't blame Julius for what he has done because we, the ANC, are responsible for that. I cautioned my organisation at the time."

She reportedly said she felt Malema should have rather been "contained" within the ANC, as now, with him outside the party: "He can do more damage".

"We would be foolish to think he is not a player or that he is not changing the political landscape in some way. These are very dangerous and worrying times."

Read more on:    anc  |  eff  |  winnie madikizela-mandela  |  julius malema  |  politics  |  elections 2014

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