EFF leader, Juju Malema revealed his mother used to beat him up for smoking dagga when he was young.
He says the government should make stricter laws on alcohol than on dagga.
He says he supports the campaign to legalise marijuana in the country.
The Economic Freedom Fighters leader was speaking in Midrand as few of his fans paid him a courtesy visit.
“We have no problem with marijuana being legalised. It must be legalised. It must be dealt with professionally so that it is not abused or used for wrong purposes,” said Malema.
He told the fans about his experience with dagga, saying he tried it only once and went straight home after that. Then his mother beat the hell out of him when he got home.
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