- South Africans have expressed disappointment in Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema who says he doesn’t want the soldiers on the streets
- Malema was responding to an announcement that the South African army will be deployed to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to quell the violent protests
- The controversial politician has urged his followers to join the protests if the army is deployed, but many people have lambasted him on social media
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is totally against the idea of calling in the South African National Defence Force to quell the violent protests. Malema says if the army is deployed to Mzansi townships, they will join the protest and that the soldiers will not kill all of them, including his party members.
Juju took to Twitter to pen a strong message following the announcement by the police that the army will be brought in to help them against protests where many shops are being looted, especially in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
The post has attracted different views but many people are against the remark expressed by the controversial politician.
The post reads:
“You are mad bro, I always support you but on this one you are mad.”
“Don't be opportunistic now, please.”
“We have always been saying this guy is not a leader. He has always called for the jailing of Zuma today he sings a different tune.”
“We are not ready as fighters this time. Take your wife and kids.”
“So in other words you are condoning what's happening? The soldiers will deal with them whether you like it or not. You've been wanting for the longest of time for SA to be a failed state, now you see your opportunity. O bodile gampe wena.”
"They won't kill us all" let me warn a person who'll take this statement seriously. Malema won't be part of those ground forces who'll be in the frontline.”
“This is why you'll never lead us as a nation. I'm speaking on behalf of all South Africans.”
“Yoh I’m an EFF member but I’m not willing to die for Jacob Zuma when we were fighting for him to be removed and charged. This is getting confusing.”
“I’m so disappointed in you. You have shown that you're not ready to lead this country. What backward thinking is this.”
Julius Malema joins citizens to pray for Mzansi: #PrayForSouthAfrica
In other stories regarding the EFF leader, Briefly News published an article that it seems Julius Malema may be hinting at a political upheaval, suggesting the EFF is on its way to collect former President Jacob Zuma to serve his recently-handed down prison sentence.
His saucy statement comes amid widespread criticism of South Africa's ruling government under the hashtag #PrayforSouthAfrica. Malema's take on the matter, of course, is a call to action to all his supporters.
"Amahostela abheke khona," he writes, which suggests his party may be heading out to collect the former President.
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