This week, in an interview on SABC News, Malema threw his weight in the back of Hlophe for the location of leader justice, no matter his preceding stance concerning him.
Hlophe is among 8 candidates, such as advise Busisiwe Mkhwebane and deputy leader justice Raymond Zondo, who've been nominated for the placement to update outgoing leader justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
Malema stated Hlope turned into the maximum “incredibly qualified” candidate at the listing with the “satisfactory criminal brain”.
“Hlophe is a person of integrity, exceedingly qualified [and] presided over the maximum tough department of the judiciary withinside the Western Cape. It isn't always handiest the maximum hard department however it's also the maximum racist, with a racist government, but the person survived,” stated Malema.
During a media briefing in 2017, Malema vowed he EFF could put off Hlophe from the judiciary due to the fact he turned into a threat, suggesting he turned into a “rotten potato”.
“In the Western Cape, that choose president Hlope is the maximum stressful factor approximately our judiciary,” Malema stated on the time.
“You usually get the ones rotten potatoes that need to ruin the entire bag. It’s the EFF’s task to do away with the ones rotten potatoes and we are able to do this even withinside the judiciary. The judiciary should in no way assume it's miles untouchable.”
On social media, many weighed in, with the video of Malema criticising Hlophe making the rounds on Twitter.
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