Julius Malema and Fikile Mbalula, are well-known political rivals. The were best of friends back in their days at ANCYL.
In case you missed it, the pair raised eyebrows at DJ Black Coffee’s wedding. They were seen looking rather chummy.
The two reportedly got along merrily, and even posed for photographs together, throwing out peace signs.
Recording artist and record producer DJ Oskido, who was also at the wedding, tweeted a picture capturing a happy moment captioned “A historic moment at Coffee’s Wedding”, in which he posed alongside the groom, DJ Black Coffee; EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi; Malema and Mbalula.
For those that missed it;
This is really a historical moment because it brought together what would not ordinarily come together, (Malema and Mbalula chummy).
We’ve grown familiar with Malema and Mbalula’s parliamentary squabbles and wars.
They were once on the same team – many moons ago, Malema succeeded Mbalula as ANC Youth League President. In fact, Mbalula hand-picked Malema for the top league position.
But they’ve long since parted ways. The strength of Malema’s EFF has grown in tandem with the weakening of the ANC, to which Mbalula is still faithful.
While Mbalula has in the past called Malema “directionless” and a backstabber, he still at times speaks highly of him.
In an interview on “Real Talk” with Anele Mdoda in November 2016, Mbalula said Malema is “very intelligent,” that he fights for what he believes in, and is not someone who buys friendship. “Even if the previous night you were drinking with him, he will tell you that you are a coward the following day”, the minister said.
It seems their relationship, like many others’, is complicated.