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Malema in Zimbabwe ‘only for wedding’

By Staff Reporter

The woman who invited expelled African National Congress (ANC) youth league leader Julius Malema to Zimbabwe has claimed that the rabble-rouser is only in the country to attend her wedding at the Chisipite Gardens on Saturday.

Former ANC Youth League President Julius Malema and Spokesperson Floyd Shivambu
Former ANC Youth League President Julius Malema and Spokesperson Floyd Shivambu

Husky voiced Tendai Concilia Wenyika, who is the deputy secretary general of the Pan African Youth Union (PYU), on Friday said “he (Malema) is a friend of mine and he accepted the invitation to attend my wedding.”

Malema was whisked through the VIP section of Harare International Airport on his arrival late yesterday afternoon. Wenyika denied reports that Malema would hold talks with Zanu PF officials to discuss issues of economic freedom.

“That is not true. The primary reason why Malema will be coming here is for my wedding and nothing else. As soon as he arrives, I will be taking him to my home and tomorrow (Saturday) he will be at my wedding after which he will fly back to South Africa;” said Wenyika.

 Tendai Concilia Wenyika
Tendai Concilia Wenyika

But many believe Malema’s arrival in Zimbabwe highlights Zanu-PF’s growing hostility towards South African president Jacob Zuma. The regional mediator on Zimbabwe’s crisis is coming in for increasing criticism from Mugabe’s party because of his insistence upon reforms before polls.

Malema – who has led miners’ strikes in South Africa and was charged last month with money laundering – has vowed to remove Zuma from power by the end of the year.

Floyd Shivambu, a spokesman for Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters group, said Malema would meet “progressive forces in Zimbabwe” to discuss economic freedoms.

Meanwhile students at the Midlands State University (MSU) have denied reports that Wenyika became the first woman in Zimbabwe at any university to be elected as president of the Students Representative Committee in 2004.

“Wenyika was not elected president but was appointed by the university administration led by Professor Rungano Zvobgo, a Zanu PF loyalist. This was after the administration suspended the student who won the election,” a student said.

  • Simon Mtetwa

    very soon after wedding he must go oo back.he is a leader of strikes so the miss him.

  • Bad influence he wants mzansi to be like zim he shld come and get arrested for tax and corruption unless he wants to borrow money frm zim blood diamonds to pay off his tax money.kana baba vatadza kutonga do u go out and tell evry tom dick and harry.he doeznt have leadership qualities and empty vessels makes the most noise and hiding something.good young leaders are people like gwisai chamisa vanechikoro and leadership qualities kwete laiserfare leadership ya jujuju

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  • thomas nyamande

    its nyc there must be a tym for change leadership is supposed to be changed within a short period of tym i lyk the way malema is sqeezing for changes

  • Prune Makovore

    Freedom is the best,Malema we support you:

  • Zibusiso Sibanda

    Juju da man

  • Kuda

    gear up cde

  • Lol Mzansis’ most popular politician

  • zvikazodini muZimbabwe macho anenjere ndiye anorima sora muno.

  • general Tichatonga

    VIP yeyi? munoziva vanhu vanonzi VIP here. Zimbabweans tiri mabootlickers hehiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

  • Philani Mhlanga

    Malema for President musabvunze chimu student chokuudzai pfungwa dzacho makutomhanya kunyora madhodhi enyu bwt Wenyika kuvoterwa or kusavoterwa that woman shez one of the strongest woman in the world Pamberi ne Zanu Pf pamberi na cde malema viva malema viva congrts cde Wenyika.

  • Samuel Maramba

    What is so special about Malema? Newspeople just want to sell something because they are in business. There were other bigger people who did greater things than Malema in South Africa. They will remain history giants than this noise maker. One day he is singing Dubule ibhunu … then trouble in the courts, then he shouts another day … Mbeki must be recalled and replaced with Jacob …then … I will kill for Zuma. He must go back and face Zuma now and the Public Protector and the Hawks as well. Zim is not a holiday resort.

  • What a relief.This lunatic never cease to amaze me..

  • Welcome juju boy

  • sly

    i don think there is a prolem malema cominmg to zim for wenyika,s wedding?i guess she made it clear they are frenz.so malema shud not visit frenz because he has got a record…to hell with evryone who thinx like..and wether tendai was src president by appointment,votes or by ginya..sh has a history she was src president.

  • Saif al Zim

    Power couple indeed!!! July 31 is around the corner tichaona kunowira ZANU neMDC!!