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The EFF leader, Julius Malema appeared at the Equality Court in Johannesburg on Thursday, armed with some choice words.
Malema showed up in court to testify in the hate speech case AfriForum filed against him, EFF MP, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, and the party, for allegedly singing the anti-apartheid song ‘dubul’ ibhunu’.
Taking the stand as a witness, Malema told AfriForum’s advocate, Mark Oppenheimer, that it was only a matter of time before he clenches power as president of the country.
“I’m going to be president, whether you like it or not,” Malema said during a heated exchange with the advocate. “I will preside over the affairs of this country, including presiding over you. I think you must start adjusting to that reality. The sooner you do that, the less chest pains you will have when that reality comes.”
When Oppenheimer asked what chest pains he was referring to, Malema replied “racist chest pains”. But during the back and forth statements, Oppenheimer disclosed that without any significant electoral support, the EFF wouldn’t stand a chance of governing the country.
“Your party, from what I understand, has received about 10% of the vote. As it stands, it stands no possibility of ever being elected into government,” said Oppenheimer.