Julius Malema is a South African politician and the founder and leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party.
He was born on March 3, 1981, in Seshego, Limpopo province, South Africa.
Malema began his political career as the president of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in 2008.
He was known for his fiery speeches and controversial statements, which often drew criticism from his opponents.
In 2012, he was expelled from the ANC for bringing the party into disrepute and sowing division within its ranks.
Following his expulsion from the ANC, Malema founded the EFF in 2013, which quickly gained popularity among young South Africans who were disillusioned with the ruling party’s slow progress in addressing issues such as poverty, unemployment, and inequality.
The EFF’s policies are centered around economic freedom, land reform, and the nationalization of key industries such as mining and banking.
Malema has been a vocal critic of the South African government and has been involved in several high-profile controversies over the years.
He has been accused of hate speech, incitement to violence and corruption among other things.
Despite this, he remains a popular and influential figure in South African politics, particularly among the country’s youth.
Julius Malema wife
Malema married his long-time partner, Mantwa Matlala, in December 2014.
Matlala is a businesswoman and the founder of the Mantwa Matlala Foundation, which focuses on empowering women and children in rural areas of South Africa.
She is also a director of several companies, including the Malema family’s farming business.
Not much is known about Matlala’s personal life, as she prefers to keep a low profile and stay out of the public eye.
However, she has been seen accompanying Malema to political events and rallies, and has been described as a supportive and devoted wife.
Together, Malema and Matlala have two sons, Munzhedzi and Kopano.
Today is officially 5 years and still going strong. The beauty of making your girlfriend a wife, love you, Mama of the boys. She's perfect and married madness; we thank you for being brave, my friend. ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/6r3CRw4MKa
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) December 26, 2019
Julius Malema children
Malema has three children Ratanang, Munzhedzi and Kopano.
Born in 2016, Munzhedzi is Malema’s first son and is often seen accompanying his father at political rallies and events.
Malema’s daughter, Kopano, was born in 2018, also to Matlala.
Her birth was announced by Malema on his Twitter account, where he shared a photo of himself holding the newborn.
Malema is known to be a private person when it comes to his family life, and he rarely shares details about his children or his personal life in general.
However, he has been vocal about his love for his family and his commitment to being a good father and husband.