Embattled politician Julius Malema has denied reports of a reported Valentines’ date with U2 frontman, and known political activist, Bono.
According to reports, Malema and Bono are scheduled to attend a screening of the Valentine’s day Romantic comedy: No Strings Attached.
It is rumoured that Malema dipped into ANC Youth League funds to purchase R20 000 ( $3000) worth of red roses in an attempt to woo Bono on the date. Sources say Bono was impressed with the gesture and immediately agreed to the date.
Both celebrities are said to be big fans of romantic comedies. It is no secret that Malema recently paid a hefty sum on Ebay for an original wig worn by Julia Roberts in Pretty Women.
Bono recently came out in support of Malema’s use of the anti-apartheid song “Kill the farmer, Kill the Boer.” Several critics reacted with anger to Bono’s controversial statement.
Local singer Steve Hofmeyr is said to be so psychologically disturbed that he now believes he is Neil Diamond.
“Both celebrities are of high-grouding and stature brought together by a common care of humanity. The date does not surprise me,” said: Sicobo Gwaka, lecturer at Durban Technology Studies.
Others have been less supportive. “It is weird. Aren’t these guys married?” said Ron Brown, a retired Ladysmith history lecturer.
Both camps continue to deny rumours however Bono seemed to add fuel to the fire requesting a PDF copy of the menu of local restaurant outlet: Chicken Licken.
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