Long time allies and long-time rivals, former President Jacob Zuma and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema are set to meet over what Malema is describing as being the best interest of the country.

The pair surprised everyone on twitter on Wednesday, where they made plans to meet over a cup of tea.

Malema tweeted requesting to meet Jacob Zuma, the former president also agreed to meet Malema via a tweet.

“Thobela Moshabi. I have seen your request to share a cup of tea. As you know, Nkandla village is home for me and that is where my time is spent these days. Tea I have plenty of, you are more than welcome to come over for a cup,” tweeted Zuma.

The timing by Malema is interesting as it came at a time when Zuma is defying the constitutional court of law.