- Julius Malema laid into Ramaphosa at the EFF celebration of Afrika Day
- He blasted Ramaphosa and the government for the high rate of poverty and crime
- Malema was particularly critical of Ramaphosa donating his salary to the Nelson Mandela Foundation
Julius Malema delived a scathing attack on Cyril Ramaphosa during a speech at the EFF's celebration of the Afrika Day. He spoke in front of thousands of supporters who streamed in from all of South Africa.
The accused Ramaphosa of being a "deal-maker" and that he was not interested in helping poor people or fighting crime.
Malema was particularly critical of Ramphosa's decision to donate half of his salary to the Nelson Mandela Foundation as part of the celebration of the the global icon.
“Why take money to where the money is?” Malema asked, “Cyril Ramaphosa is worth billions. Why is he giving money to where money is?"
“Why is he not sharing half of his billions with the poor people of the country?"
He also called Ramaphosa's Thuma Mina plan as "useless" and that the president should have used his enormous wealth to help those suffering from HIV.
He also blasted Ramaphosa for the TV show As it Happens -The Ramaphosa Administration. He said the Gupta's hadn;t even done anything like that with Jacob Zuma.
Malema also placed the blame for the high rate of crime in South Africa on Ramaphosa saying that the people who are supposed to protect the citizens are involved in crimes themselves such as cash-in-transit heists.
There have been over 100 this year and Melema accuses the governmnet of being "asleep".
“How can you expect Police Minister Bheki Cele to do something about crime when the president is silent about crime and these criminals,” Malema said.
“No police officer will be killed during the EFF government,” he added.
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