Johannesburg: Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) Julius Malema set to speak at Winnie Madikizela Mandela’s funeral on Saturday after a special request from her family .
It has emerged that there have been behind the scenes negotiations on the issue due to unease among some ANC leaders about Malema “hijacking” the event.
Some within the ANC , particularly those who sympathize with former President Jacob Zuma are more worried that Malema throw insults at him, and other members of the party who are alleged to be involved in the state capture.
The argument further states that Malema will use the funeral for “cheap politicking” to gain support for his party by discrediting ANC members particularly those who have never shown appreciation to Winnie Madikizela Mandela while she was alive.
The funeral service of Winnie Mandela is to take place on Saturday at Orlando Stadium and proceeds to Fourways Memorial Park where she will be to rest.