Leader of South Africa’s political movement, the Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, Julius Sello Malema, will be visiting Nigeria’s preacher, TB Joshua in the Synagogue of All Nations in Lagos, according to the EFF Facebook page.
The visit will begin today and end on 15 August.
“Commander in Chief, Fighter Julius Malema will lead a delegation from the Central Command Team of the EFF in this spiritual visit to meet and create friendship with this son of Africa and his congregation: and ask for blessings for the journey ahead,” the statement said.
EFF said its leader will be following the footsteps of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who visited Joshua’s church in 2011 to meet Joshua for blessings.
Other former visitors include Zimbabwe’s outgoing prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai, late Ghanaian president John Atta Mills, Malawi President Joyce Banda and King Goodwill Zwelithini.
The EFF’s president was born 3 March, 1981. He was a former youth leader of South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, but after a series of suspensions from the party for hate speeches and for sowing racial discord in the party, he was expelled in 2012.