- EFF General Secretary celebrated his 50th birthday this weekend and Malema attended the event
- Malema said the EFF keep their members young, whereas the ANC "destroys" their members and make them old
- Social media was in stitches with Malema's stab at the ANC
The EFF got together to celebrate its secretary general's 50th birthday this weekend. It was a joyous event that was dedicated to the former exile.
But EFF leader Julius Malema couldn't resist getting a shot in at the ruling party, the ANC.
While he was complimenting Gardee Godrich on how young he looks, he added that ANC's Fikile Mbalula looks older than Godrich.
Malema then added that ANC members grow older much quicker:
Malema talked about how politics should be approached, how people need to fight for change.
You must stay in politics, politics are interesting. Politics keep you young because you have to think.
And for you to think, you have to be young. Old people seize to think, and they accept things as they are.
Malema added that people shouldn't accept that things should stay the way they are. People must find changes.
Never comply to the status quo, always do the opposite.
He added that politicians shouldn't worry about being liked by everybody.
Only money is loved by everybody
Do that which satisfies your desires. If you think it's the right thing to do, you do it. It doesn't matter who says what. As long as you follow your conviction.
That's why you are young now, at 50. It's because you followed your conviction. The EFF keeps you young.
Enter the shade: Malema joked that if you're in the ANC you'll grow older quicker.
Mbalula looks older than you, yet he is younger than you.
That's what the ANC does to people, it destroys them, makes them old.
South African Economic Freedom Fighters used social media to congratulate Secretary General Godrich:
Tweeps also reacted to Malema's sly ANC shading:
During a public appearance, Malema joked that Godrich makes 50 look sexy:
Clearly Malema will not let a chance to throw shade at the ANC slip through his fingers.
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