Another feather in Juju's cap
EFF leader surprises many by obtaining second degree
NOT so long ago, Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) Commander-in-Chief, Julius Malema, was the laughing stock of the country when his dismal matric results were leaked to the media. Today the proud father of two has two degrees under his belt from the University of South Africa (Unisa).
TURNING THE TIDE
In 2011, Juju enrolled for a BA degree in politics and graduated in 2016. Many people did not know that he was furthering his studies and many jaws dropped at the announcement that he would be graduating.
He recently surprised many when he graduated yet again with a BA honours degree in philosophy. However, him furthering his studies is not really surprising at all as he has always been candid about his views on education, be it with his open support for campaigns such as #FeesMustFall or prioritising education in the party’s manifesto.
Julius is not the only educated one in the party as the deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, obtained a masters degree in political studies and the party’s spokesperson, Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, obtained a PhD also in political studies.
CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER
Julius’ graduation was the talking point on Twitter, with the #MalemaGraduation trending on the day of his graduation. Not only were the tweets from young people singing praises to the 36-year-old leader, some prominent leaders also congratulated him.
Former public protector, Thuli Madonsela, tweeted, “Congratulations @Julius_S_Malema for another degree. You are setting a great example for leaders (that) we need to tackle today’s challenges.” Sibusiso ‘DJ Sbu’ Leope, who in the past had a Twar (Twitter war) with Juju over political differences, also took time to post a picture of Julius in his graduation gown, congratulating him for his achievement.
SUPPORT FROM FAMILY
The two most important women in his life, his grandmother and wife, were dressed to the nines for the momentous graduation.
Juju’s affection for these two women is public knowledge. He always credits his grandmother for raising him and his wife for making him the man he is. Fellow EFF members also occupied the front row seats at the graduation hall and chanted slogans when their leader was called to the stage. Julius could not be reached for comment at the time of going to print.
YOU ARE SETTING A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR LEADERS