'Jealous down'! Ramaphosa applauds EFF's election performance

File: President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters the ANC NEC meeting went very well.

File: President Cyril Ramaphosa told reporters the ANC NEC meeting went very well.

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JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated EFF leader Julius Malema on the party's performance in this year's general election.

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"I have a message for you, congratulations! I was telling deputy that you worked hard, jealous down," said Ramaphosa.

The two met in Parliament on Tuesday as they registered ahead of the swearing-in of Members of Parliament on Wednesday.

Malema will lead a team of 44 MPs.

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This is 19 more representatives than the party had before.

The party received over 10 percent of the vote in this year's election almost doubling the 6 percent they received in 2014 national election.

The party has also performed exceptionally well in all nine provinces becoming the official opposition in three provinces.

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eNCA