The University of South Africa (UNISA) will on Wednesday, confer a BA Honors Degree in Philosophy on the Commander-in-Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Sello Malema.
This development was made known in a statement released by the party’s national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Quintin Ndlozi, on behalf of the left-wing party on Tuesday.
The EFF also congratulated its fearless leader on the attainment of his BA Honors Degree in Philosophy with UNISA, saying they are happy that Malema deemed it worthwhile to “improve his education” despite political pressures. The party added:
“We are proud of this achievement as it impresses upon all to value education. With all the pressures of serving our people in the EFF, Parliament, and Africa, the CIC Julius Malema still made time to improve his education. We say this with the full knowledge that fees remain the biggest stumbling block for many to access education. To that end, the qualifications of the CIC must be proof that those who demand the end to fees in universities do so because they are indeed academically deserving.”
In the same vein, the Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa, Professor Mandla Makhanya, has sent his congratulatory message across to the EFF leader and UNISA’s entire graduates for the achievement.
“The University congratulates our entire graduate including Mr. Julius Sello Malema for being able to complete all his studies under such difficult environment as a leader of a political party.
“We wish him the best and hope he will continue with his educations by doing so to encourage young people to take education seriously in order to uplift their lives,” Prof Mandla said.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) boasts of leaders who have set a mark for themselves, not just in Parliament, but also in the academic sphere.
Last month, EFF National Spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi effectively broke Twitter when he announced that he had completed his Ph.D. with the University of Witwatersrand and is now a Doctor.
Following Ndlozi’s feat, he now leads the EFF academic way with EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu, who holds a masters degree.
EFF National Chairperson Dali Mpofu is an advocate while Malema will take one step higher in his academic career tomorrow.