JOHANNESBURG: Mr Malema said anyone betting on Mr Mabuza being future president is wasting their time.
The Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Mr Julius Malema recently joined Kaya FM presenter Sizwe Dhlomo on Kaya Drive were he briefly shared his views on the absence of South African deputy president, Mr David ‘DD’ Mabuza.
Responding to a caller who asked what his thought were on Mr Mabuza’s long absence and whether through his silence on what is happening in the country, he was in search of inner peace.
Mr Malema said anyone betting on Mr Mabuza being future president is wasting their time.
“The guy has arrived, he has got his package, the cars are permanent, the salary is permanent, and has an allocated budget in retirement. So, I think he has arrived and is not interested. Anyone who put his money on DD as the possible future president you are completely wasting your time,” said Mr Malema.
Mr Malema also said he doesn’t think Mr Mabuza has the necessary courage.
“I think he no longer interested. He is no longer doing politics. He doesn’t have the necessary courage to come out and say, guys, this came as a shock, thank you very much, I will retire to the farm,” Mr Malema said.
In June, Mr Mabuza requested “a few days of leave” to travel to Russia for a medical consultation.
In a statement that was shared by the presidency, it said: “This consultation is a follow-up to previous medical consultations that the Deputy President received from the Russian Federation. The Deputy President will continue with the responsibilities that have been entrusted to him upon the end of the leave period,” said the statement.
In March, Mr Mabuza explained his low profile during the coronavirus pandemic, telling MPs he had an underlying health condition.