Huff Post editor responds to 'race baiting' Malema

Julius Malema has taken aim at the media during a wide-ranging speech on Wednesday evening.

The EFF leader addressed a number of issues, but honed in on Huffington Post SA editor Ferial Haffajee who recently wrote a piece on the opposition party.

In the article, she compared Malema to former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

When Malema is in the strident dictator mode, spitting venom at easy targets, he reminds me of a 'kiddie' Amin, a young version of the man who called himself the King of Scotland, the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.

Ferial Haffajee, Huffington Post South Africa’s Editor-at-Large .

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa, Haffajee said she and Malema go back a long way and she has been covering him for more than 10 years since he was president of the ANCYL.

...the entirety of the article did look at the strengths of the EFF, but warned against what I see to be race baiting...whether he should use his podium as a bully pulpit like he did, the jury is out on that.

Ferial Haffajee, Huffington Post South Africa’s Editor-at-Large .

Listen below for the full interview:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] PA will vote to keep Trollip as mayor after being offered top position

[LISTEN] PA will vote to keep Trollip as mayor after being offered top position

Leanne Williams, Deputy President of Patriotic Alliance has been offered position of deputy mayor.

Encouraging land grabs is 'mad' - WC Human Settlements MEC

Encouraging land grabs is 'mad' - WC Human Settlements MEC

Bonginkosi Madikizela has condemned the EFF for encouraging the occupation of vacant, white-owned land.

'Occupy the land that was stolen from your forefathers' - EFF WC leader

'Occupy the land that was stolen from your forefathers' - EFF WC leader

The EFF's Bernard Joseph is encouraging the occupation of white-owned land, he says was stolen.

'ANC is finding its feet again and won't be dictated to by the EFF' - analyst

'ANC is finding its feet again and won't be dictated to by the EFF' - analyst

Political analyst Professor Susan Booysen says the stance of the ANC on Nelson Mandela Bay shows they are finding their feet.

ANC bans members from wearing party regalia when supporting Zuma

ANC bans members from wearing party regalia when supporting Zuma

EWN reporter weighs in on why the ruling party has set strict rules on how it members may support Zuma in court.

'Land expropriation without compensation is a mad idea'

'Land expropriation without compensation is a mad idea'

MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela says the illegal land grabs in Hermanus are sparked by a motion tabled by EFF supported by the ANC.

EFF has dedicated itself to taking power through the vote - Dali Mpofu

EFF has dedicated itself to taking power through the vote - Dali Mpofu

Eusebius McKaiser speaks to EFF's Dali Mpofu and political analyst Prince Mashele about accusations that the party is fascist.

DA and EFF to challenge millions spent on Jacob Zuma’s legal defence

DA and EFF to challenge millions spent on Jacob Zuma’s legal defence

Both the DA and the EFF say they’re preparing to go to court to have the deal declared unlawful and set aside.

[Listen] Here's why YOU are being forced to pay Jacob Zuma's legal fees

[Listen] Here's why YOU are being forced to pay Jacob Zuma's legal fees

Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko explains the legal basis for taxpayers continuing to foot Zuma's legal bill.

[LISTEN] Why public funds were spent to pay Zuma's legal fees

[LISTEN] Why public funds were spent to pay Zuma's legal fees

Karima Brown spoke to the presidency to find out more.

Political Desk: Shivambu and Malema have become excellent narrators- Haffajee

Political Desk: Shivambu and Malema have become excellent narrators- Haffajee

Huffington Post editor in chief shares her view on the SONA debate with Bongani Bingwa.

How Jacob Zuma stole South Africa (and how the people fought back)

How Jacob Zuma stole South Africa (and how the people fought back)

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Editor in Chief at Huffington Post South Africa Pieter du Toit.

Political Desk:  'State of the Nation may be Zuma's chance at a dignified exit'

Political Desk: 'State of the Nation may be Zuma's chance at a dignified exit'

The ANC is holding its NEC meeting this week where it is expected to discuss Zuma’s fate as head of state.

Popular articles
Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

Is the lovable Winnie The Pooh a boy or girl?

A trending Twitter debate has left social media users arguing over whether Winnie the Pooh is a girl or boy.

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

UPDATE: Chilling WhatsApp from Marli van Breda's ex-boyfriend read out in court

Marli van Breda's ex took the stand in the trial of triple murder accused Henri van Breda.

Douw Steyn is one of Africa’s richest (yet you may not have heard of him)

Douw Steyn is one of Africa’s richest (yet you may not have heard of him)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Forbes Africa's Chris Bishop to find out more about this lesser known South African billionaire.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?