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Pieter du Toit | Nikita Khruschev, Julius Malema and the cult of personality that holds EFF ransom

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It's no secret that EFF leader Julius Malema wants to be president and if this latest flirtation between the ANC and the EFF comes to fruition, a vote for the ANC will effectively open the door to that future reality, argues the writer.
It's no secret that EFF leader Julius Malema wants to be president and if this latest flirtation between the ANC and the EFF comes to fruition, a vote for the ANC will effectively open the door to that future reality, argues the writer.
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Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev denounced dictator Joseph Stalin in 1956 after years during which Communist leaders whispered about the "cult of personality" that formed around the latter. The same thing has happened in the EFF, writes Pieter du Toit.

When Nikita Khruschev delivered his "secret speech" about the "cult of personality" to the 20th congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956 he said what many were thinking, but few were prepared to say out loud.

Joseph Stalin, the secretary of the Communist Party and Soviet leader, was not the epitome of the Russian male, and his reign of terror led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Soviets, Khruschev told his party brethren in a speech that was leaked to the West long after it was delivered.

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