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Julius Malema to receive UNISA BA degree - EFF

Fighters say this confirms the reality that education is central to the struggle for economic freedom

 CIC Julius Malema will Graduate for his Bachelor of Arts Degree with UNISA in a Graduation Ceremony Tomorrow, 30 March 2016

29 March 2016

It is with great revolutionary pleasure and excitement to announce to the people of South Africa, Africa and the world that the EFF President and CIC Julius Malema has successfully completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree with the University of South Africa (UNISA). The CIC will be therefore be formally awarded his degree in a formal graduation ceremony to take place under then following details:

Date: 30 March, 2016 (Tomorrow)
Venue: UNISA Main Campus; ZK Matthews Main Hall
Time: 18h00

Members of the media are advised that this is a formal university event and that any attendance must be sought with UNISA management.

The EFF congratulates its number one member, President and Commander in Chief, Julius Malema for successfully completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree and qualification. He continues to make us proud and his graduation confirms the reality that education is central to the struggle for economic freedom. Indeed, without education, economic freedom will not be sustainable.

The CIC has indeed demonstrated great patience, perseverance and strength of will. He has participated and led from the forefront in the founding of the most important political movement for the total emancipation of our people. He has built EFF structures, from branches to the EFF successive National People's Assemblies, led the EFF elections campaign, including leading the first generation of EFF Members of Parliament. He has delivered selflessly and contributed whole heartedly to the advancement of the revolution alongside politically motivated court cases that saw him persecuted for standing up for the true demands of the the African Revolution. In all of this the CIC not only stayed true to principle, but also took to pen and paper to study and successfully complete a degree qualification.

The completion of this BA qualification amidst all other demands on him as a leader places him amongst the struggle heroes and heroines who never compromised to lead our people in the liberation struggle without academic qualifications. These selfless heroes and heroines of our liberation struggle studied amidst torture, imprisonment, war and building a formidable liberation movement.

We salute the CIC and call upon all young people of South Africa to emulate his example. Value education against all the odds and never compromise in the struggle for Free Education for all.

Statement issued by the Economic Freedom Fighters, 29 March 2016