- Former Ukhozi FM DJ Linda Sibiya is calling for Jacob Zuma to be placed under house arrest following similar statements made by EFF leader Julius Malema
- In his open letter, Sibiya complimented Malema for speaking out against the treatment of the former president and for condemning the deployment of soldiers in local communities
- Mzansi took to the comments section, sharing their reactions to the post
Former Ukhozi FM DJ Linda Sibiya is standing in solidarity with EFF leader Julius Malema, calling for Jacob Zuma to be placed under house arrest. It seems both men agree that prison may not be the best place for an ageing old man.
Heading online, Sibiya issued the address on his Twitter account. He commended Malema for his willingness to speak out about the matter, claiming he showed "real manhood" in the situation.
He went on to praise the politician for speaking out against the deployment of soldiers in black communities following the recent looting action in parts of KZN, describing Malema as a voice for the poor and disenfranchised.
As if to make his final impact, the DJ ends his statement:
“As you said, we don't need president Zuma to be in prison at his age. House arrest is enough”.
Mzansi had mixed reactions to the public address, with many questioning Sibiya's support for Malema.
Check out some of the comments below:
"All this is about Zuma, it has become a trend now that celebrities, especially from KZN who want to support Zuma or hate Cyril they sugarcoat it as a support for the poor."
"Some people use Comrade Malema to attract attention on social media, by either insulting him or praising him, just like this fellow."
"Amandla Mr Sibiya and God bless, SA needs you and many more like you."
"We thank you Mr Sibiya."
"Mina I fully agree with you and the EFF and all citizens who have watched the events of soldiers and the police against the poor. They represent the actions of the black govt against the very same people who put it there at the Union Buildings, Mahlambandlovu and Parliament."
Julius Malema calls for an increase of R350 grant, says it needs to be permanent
In more political news, Briefly News previously reported that the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, stated that the Social Relief of Distress Grant of R350 is a mere 'food parcel'. Malema stated that the party is keeping a close eye on the extension of the grant, which, he added, will be given out just before the government elections.
Malema explained his viewpoint that limiting the money to a certain time period is but another food parcel programme that has been set out by Government. The Red Berets leader stated that the grant should not only be made permanent but the amount needs to be increased.
The R350 which is being given out needs to be a respectable amount that has a meaningful impact, according to Malema. He also called for a basic income grant.
According to TimesLIVE, the EFF was more concerned about the timing of the grant over the fact that it may impact the party's votes and performance at the upcoming municipal elections. The EFF was also one of the first political parties in the country to request a postponement of the local government elections.
A report by IOL stated that Malema is happy about the grant's implementation but remains observant. The publication confirmed that the head of the Red Berets would prefer it if the grant was higher and extended.
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