With just a week to go until the 2021 Local Elections, EFF leader Julius Malema knows as well as anyone else that every vote counts – but his powers of persuasion have managed to get abaThembu King Dalindyebo on board, too. In fact, Juju’s gift to the royal certainly helped grease the (new set of) wheels…
What car did Julius Malema give King Dalindyebo?
That’s because Malema decided to hand over a new Mercedes SUV to the abaThembu ruler. The present, announced at an EFF rally on Sunday in Mthatha, was the icing on the cake to gain King Dalindyebo’s favour.
Dalindyebo, who spoke to thousands of people in attendance, encouraged his followers to also back the EFF, after he categorically stated he’d be voting for the Red Berets when the polls open on Monday 1 November.
[HAPPENING NOW ]: King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo speaking at the community meeting to be addressed by CIC @Julius_S_Malema.
The king has declared that he will be voting EFF and encouraged abaThembu to #VoteEFF
He also thanked the CIC for the GIFT he has given him. pic.twitter.com/Y3sNYyXBzJ
— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) October 24, 2021
EFF thank abaThembu leader for his support
The EFF, meanwhile, say they welcome Dalindyebo’s support with ‘the greatest humilty’, and praised the King for showing faith in the party’s mission. And after all, nothing says ‘thank you for believing in us’ quite like a new Mercedes does…
We are deeply humbed by King Dalindyebo’s call on the people of his Kingdom to vote for the EFF. We welcome this with the greatest humility, and we are mindful of its magnanimity and gravitas.
Above all, we welcome the King’s confidence in the EFF, its mission, and its leadership. We accept this as a blessing and a gift we shall forever cherish. We shall never betray his faith in us, and we will stop at nothing to fight for the dignity of the abaThembu people, and black people in general.