Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a hero and a martyr, following his death in the early hours of Friday morning.
Malema said this was despite the mistakes Mugabe made. He said Mugabe was a "hero of the people" and had remained so "to the grave".
"President Mugabe will be remembered as a hero because, even when he was in office, he never compromised fundamentals.
"It was under him that the indigenous people of Zimbabwe were beginning to own strategic sectors of the economy," Malema said.
Malema emphasised that Mugabe’s party, Zanu-PF, was elected by the people. He said there were many valuable lessons that South Africa could learn from Zimbabwe.
Ephraim Patsanza said, while his tenure had been a controversial one, especially towards his last days in office, Mugabe had been a fighter for his country and Africans.
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