File: President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated EFF leader Julius Malema on the party's performance during the 2019 general election.
JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulated EFF leader Julius Malema on the party's performance in this year's general election.
"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.