On Wednesday night, EFF leader Julius Malema received his BA Honours degree in Philosophy from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Malema, who now holds two degrees, was joined at the ceremony by various EFF party comrades, as well as friends and family who erupted into immediate applause as he stepped up to receive his scroll.
“I had to change a lot of things in my life so that I could accommodate an academic program”, said Malema.
Party members expressed their pride all over social media, citing that Malema offered true inspiration to young and old alike.
Malema explained that the road to receiving his degree was not an easy one, often being laden with compromise and sacrifice due to his busy political life.
“I remember one time I was supposed to write the day before the State of the Nation address”, Malema explained. “I had decided not to attend the address, but when I heard that President Zuma had called the soldiers to the Parliament, I had to abandon that exam and go and lead from the front”.
Malema was joined at the ceremony by his wife and grandmother.