Speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday evening following the parliamentary debate on accepting the portfolio committee’s report on amending section 25 of the constitution, EFF leader Julius Malema was in a defiant mood.

He said his wife was now nervous to drive her car and take his child to preschool. He alleged that their safety had been compromised.

Malema particularly took issue with the fact that the address of the home in which his wife and children stayed in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, had been tweeted by a journalist and shared in the media.

Malema said today that he still had his personal bodyguards, but now his wife had told him “strange cars” were parking outside their house, giving him reason to worry about them now too.

He warned anyone thinking of harming his family: “Nobody must come there. When it comes to my wife and kids, I shoot to kill.”