- EFF leader Julius Malema was like many South Africans enraged when he found out former president Jacob Zuma had a new legal team which would be paid for (in part at least) by taxpayers
- In a fiery address during an EFF rally in Buffalo City Malema told the crowd that the people were tired of Zuma’s butternut-shaped head
- Malema also used the rally to attack the ANC Eastern Cape leadership and said the EFF would expose corruption
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema was like many South Africans enraged when he found out that former president Jacob Zuma had appointed a new legal team which would be – at least partially – be funded by the South African taxpayer.
Malema delivered a fiery address during an EFF rally in Buffalo City and had some harsh words for the former president. Malema told a cheering crowd: “We are tired of Zuma, with his butternut-shaped head, we are tired.”
Malema told the crowd that Zuma’s lawyers cost R150,000 per day and that the people of South Africa would be forced to pay these costs because of his deal with the Presidency to cover all of his legal fees.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Malema not only attacked the shape of Zuma’s head but in a Twitter post, Malema implied that the former president’s head was empty.
Malema said the ANC was no longer the party of Nelson Mandela and once again noted the shape of Zuma’s head.
Zuma is due to appear in court again on Friday and will debut a new legal team, it will be the first time in nearly ten years that Zuma will have new lawyers. The former president will be represented by four senior advocates and one junior lawyer.
The Presidency has already stated that it would only cover the costs of one senior advocate and two junior lawyers.
TimesLive.co.za reported that the EFF leader used the rally to attack the ANC’s Eastern Cape leadership. Malema said his party would expose corruption and looting in the province.
Malema told the crowd that corruption in the Eastern Cape had become so rampant that if people wanted jobs in the province they had to sleep with ANC officials.
Malema said that the failures of the ANC-led government were clear to see in the Eastern Cape which is still the party’s stronghold in terms of electoral support. He promised frustrated community members to take their concerns to Parliament.
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