Leader and President of the Economic Freedom Fighter has issued a public statement in which he apologized for letting all his followers down when he accidentally voted for the ANC.
News reports revealed on Thursday morning that Malema voted for his former party by accident.
Former ANCYL president and current EFF leader Julius Malema accidentally voted for the opposition on Wednesday in Mponengele Primary School in Polokwane, Limpopo.
According to local reports, the EFF leader had too much going on in his mind and he started panicking.
Witnesses say Malema argued with poll workers for several minutes afterwards in a effort to redo his vote, but in accordance with state law they ultimately denied his request.
The embarrassing incident may have gone unnoticed if it weren’t for a local newspaper reporter who happened to be voting in the next booth. Suzanna Everett, a politics correspondent for a local newspaper witnessed the entire ordeal and crafted a cunning scheme to make it public.
When Imzansi reporters contacted Malema, his phone was initially answered by his his wife who reluctantly gave the phone to her husband. Malema was apologetic and said : “I have let my party down and really feel like they feel let down. I do not know how it happened and I think it’s because I have voted for ANC all my life so it’s a case of old habits. One votes won’t change the outcome though ”
Malema apologized to his supporters and promised them that next time he will vote for the EFF.