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President Ramaphosa extends condolences to Mr Julius Malema and family

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has offered his heartfelt condolences to Economic Freedom Fighters leader Mr Julius Malema following the passing away of Mr Malema’s grandmother, Koko Sarah Malema. 

The President’s thoughts and prayers are with Mr Malema, his family and his organisation as they take leave of a matriarch who had played a significant role in her family and in the life of Mr Malema in particular. 

President Ramaphosa has said: “This bereavement is felt more sorely because of the special relationship Mr Malema enjoyed with his grandmother. I too have fond memories of Koko Malema following an opportunity I had to speak to her when she was in hospital. It is my hope that Mr Malema will draw strength from his beloved grandmother’s values and her presence in his life.” 

Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President, on 072 854 5707

Issued by: The Presidency,