Julius Malema made some anti-Mugabe utterances that caused embarrassment and soul searching among Zanu PF bigwigs whom he labelled as cowards.

As expected, South Africa’s ANC government was going to voice their opinion on the matter.

The South African government has reportedly distanced itself from Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s recent attack on President Robert Mugabe.

According to the Zimbabwean state-owned newspapers, South Africa’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mphakama Mbete, said Malema’s utterance against Mugabe were not “in line with the policies and approaches of the South African government to Zimbabwe, SADC and the entire African continent”.

Malema recently made headlines with his “grandpa it’s enough” comments, in which he called on Mugabe, 92, to step down.