Come April 26th, at 10:00 pm, more than 310 million families across the globe will be treated to a documentary about the revolutionary leader of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema titled Julius vs The ANC.

Rehad Desai who is directing the documentary said the program will be broadcasted on Al Jazeera and will recount the controversial evolution of Julius Malema – who was once a respected figure in the ANC until 2012 – and his expulsion from the ruling party after a bitter fallout with President Jacob Zuma.

Juju’s political journey will be be brought to light on how in 2013 he founded his left-wing party.

Julius vs the ANC aims at smoking out South Africa’s shifting voting patterns, which saw the ANC lose three more big cities during last year’s municipal elections.

The director of the documentary was full of praise for Malema.

He said: “In my mind, Julius is a hero, a flawed hero, which makes him more human. This story indicates that we’ve got to begin to learn from why and how we make decisions around leadership.”


Malema was expelled from the ANCYL in 2012 after he was found guilty of two serious offences. He was also suspended alongside with ANCYL league spokesperson then, Floyd Shivambu and secretary general Sindiso Magaqa.


Julius Malema became the leader of the ANC youth league in April 2008 after hotly disputed elections and soon raised eyebrows with declarations such as “We are prepared to take up arms and kill for Zuma”.

Take a look at the trailer for Malema’s documentary.