Zanu-PF secretary for Information and Publicity, Simon Khaya Moyo, has said that the ruling party was disturbed by Malema’s recent attack on the government.
Malema had come to Zimbabwe to pay his last respects to the late founding leader of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe whose body lies in state at the Blue Roof Mansion.
Malema described government officials as “chancers” and also attributed the high unemployment rate in the country to the leadership, not business.
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Khaya Moyo said Malema’s comments were not appropriate at a funeral as they do not embody the spirit of ubuntu. He added:
Whilst it is everyone’s democratic right to mourn and pay respect on the sad note of the founding father former President Robert Mugabe, including the restless and careless South African opposition party EEF leader Julius Malema, it is an abomination and unAfrican to use such a platform to denigrate virtues which define Ubuntu.
In that regard, the party finds it reprehensible for Mr Julius Malema to use such a solemn occasion to spew political propaganda and score cheap political mileage.
Zanu-PF Secretary for War veterans, Douglas Mahiya, said that Malema was being used by the Generation 40 party to insult the government.
He added that Malema was a “small boy” who does not understand regional politics and will “never rule South Africa”.
Malema recently invited members of the Generation party, including Saviour Kasukuwere and Jason Zhuwao to Mugabe’s memorial service that was held in Soweto, South Africa.
At the same event, he remarked that it was not outrageous for Kasukuwere to have succeeded former President Mugabe.
More: The Herald