Why was Julius Malema in Ibiza?
Malema received mixed reactions to his short-stay holiday to the sunny coast of Spain’s archipelago with his wife, Mantwa Matlala.
The 41-year-old surfaced in numerous video clips and images, having a jolly old time and, at one point, even taking his DJ skills for a spin at a pool party.
“Ibiza was so chilled, I went there with my wife. Very nice, very sunny: We’d wake up, breakfast, and just chill. There was nothing to do, and then on the day of formal programmes we would go and attend,” he reflected.
Malema confirmed he was in Ibiza as a bespoke guest at the wedding of Italian nicotine mogul Adriano Mazzotti’s daughter, Alexa.
“When I was DJing, it was the pool party of the official wedding programme. So, I was attending, and then we started fooling around. Adriano Mazzotti’s daughter was getting married. So I went to support him. I didn’t attend any nightclub activity, it’s always on too late!”
Responding to the mounting criticism he’s faced over his trip to show support for Mazzotti, a family meddled in the illegal cigarette trade, Malema told South Africans to worry more about their inept government.
“There is no road in South Africa without a pothole… And no one is doing anything, but South Africa will be worried about a man who goes to Ibiza with his wife,” he said.
The EFF leader was probed on a number of interesting topics, from his thoughts on Nhlanhla Lux to his tenure as the commander-in-chief. Perhaps, one of the memorable quotes from his appearance on the Mac G podcast was his response to questions about his political purpose and whether he saw himself leading South Africa one day.
“Will I be president? Yes, that’s where we are going. Why are you asking obvious questions? Eventually, I want to be remembered as a person who helped people, as a person who turned those who were called ‘nothing’ into something,” he said.