Mpumelelo Mkhabela | The attraction of negative power for the EFF and Julius Malema

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Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema addresses the media at Winnie Madikizela Mandela House on Thursday. This follows the Inaugural Council Meetings held across the country. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo)
Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema addresses the media at Winnie Madikizela Mandela House on Thursday. This follows the Inaugural Council Meetings held across the country. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo)

The EFF is happy with negative power - the power to withhold and give support to others when it is expedient to do so, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela. He explains why that is unlikely to change under Julius Malema.

In the wake of a significant event that has enormous implications, a post-event assessment for those who like idioms begins with a reference to dust. It is said that the dust has settled or has hardly settled.

In the aftermath of the 2021 municipal elections, it's impossible to refer to the settling of the dust. In fact, the first council meetings stirred up more dust.

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