Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is set to graduate with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications and African Studies from the University of South Africa.

On Tuesday the party said the firebrand leader‚ who was often ridiculed for his alleged poor performance in maths and woodwork in matric‚ will be formally awarded the degree during the university’s 2016 graduation ceremony on Wednesday evening.


Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said in a statement that Malema “continues to make us proud and his graduation confirms the reality that education is central to the struggle for economic freedom”.

He said the party saluted the leader and called on young people to emulate his example‚ to value education against all odds and never to compromise in the struggle for free education.

The university could not be immediately reached to confirm Malema’s graduation.

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