Economic Freedom Fighters Commander in Chief Julius Malema has lost his grandmother. This was confirmed by EFF secretary general, Godrich Gardee.

Malema was expected to brief the media during his planned walkabout of the IEC Results Operations Centre (ROC) in Tshwane.

Gardee delivered the press statement which read, “The EFF is saddened to learn of the passing of Koko Sarah Malema, the CIC Julius Malema’s grandmother who passed away this (Saturday) morning at her home in Seshego, Polokwane.”

This comes a day before the EFF’s last election rally ahead of the 8 May polls. The party says Malema is still expected to deliverer the main address at the Tshela Thupa Rally to be held in Orlando Stadium in Soweto this Sunday.

Watch video below for the full statement: