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EFF had no obligation to save Masina because of our friendship, says Julius Malema.

EFF pioneer Julius Malema says his kinship with previous Ekurhuleni city hall leader Mzwandile Masina — who neglected to get a second term when EFF councilors decided in favor of a DA up-and-comer after draped outcomes in the new nearby government surveys — has no conditions connected with regards to supporting each other strategically.

Legislative issues, he said, ought not be blended in with companionship.

Malema said Masina had neglected to help him during his days as ANC Youth League (ANCYL) pioneer when he was challenging against Lebogang Maile.

The EFF pioneer said he was in this manner not bound to train the party's councilors to decide in favor of Masina on the grounds that they were companions.

Malema said he trusted Masina would not permit legislative issues to separate them.

"Ekurhuleni has moved from Mzwandile Masina to the DA and individuals say, 'Mzwandile is your companion — for what reason did you not vote in favor of him?'

"Our kinship has never been founded on deciding in favor of one another. He never decided in favor of me when I was in the ANCYL. He favored Lebogang over me yet that didn't influence our fellowship.

"Assuming he is the person who isn't decided in favor of and it influences our fellowship, then, at that point, so be it. In our companionship commitment we have never said we will decide in favor of one another to remain companions. There is no such game plan."

In Malema's reality, he said, being companions while in the political space doesn't mean you are promised each other's help.

"I don't chip away at fellowship. These companions, a considerable lot of them are my companions, however assuming we come to policy centered issues where we don't see as one another, I will differ on the grounds that it isn't kinship. It is political and must be political constantly."

Source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/authors/mawande-amashabalala

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ANCYL Ekurhuleni Julius Malema Masina Mzwandile

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