Ranjeni Munusamy

Associate Editor Daily Maverick

Monday 19th May -   

Title: The rise of Julius Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters

Summary: Julius Malema led a breakaway from the ANC and within eight months was able to establish a nationwide presence and secure 6.35% of the national vote. How did Malema pull this off, what makes the EFF tick and where is it heading? What does the rise of the EFF mean for South Africa?


Ranjeni Munusamy is Associate Editor and the online publication Daily Maverick and is a prominent commentator on South African politics. She has over 20 years experience in journalism and communications. She has worked at several South African publications as a political correspondent, including the Sunday Times, and as Head of Communications in the Ministry of Higher Education and Training. Munusamy previously served as advisor and speechwriter to senior South African political leaders, as well as communications strategist and media trainer for South African political and labour organisations.

Last Modified: Wed, 21 May 2014 16:50:17 SAST