Cape Town – A slimmed down Julius Malema says he is prepared to take an HIV test in public to prove he is healthy and that his weight loss is by choice.
There had been rumours around the EFF leader’s recent weight loss, with speculation that it could be due to HIV/Aids or diabetes.
According to The Citizen, Malema told an EFF business gala dinner at the Meropa Casino in Polokwane, Limpopo, on Saturday night that his weight loss was not due to illness.
He said he was feeling healthier and more energetic and joked that his performance between the sheets had not been negatively affected by the weight loss, the newspaper reported.
“I am not sick. I am just looking after myself. I can take any test publicly anywhere, from Aids to sugar diabetes. There is no problem. Even the manhood is still working.”
He had stopped drinking alcohol, cut out sugar and was eating less pap, he said.
In May, the Sowetan reported that EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi confirmed that Malema had started going to the gym and was on a diet.