- Liwa is an enthusiastic EFF supporter at only 5 years old and helps recruit members
- Liwa's mother posted an image on Twitter of her son having apparently filled out an EFF membership application
- Twitter gushed at Liwa in his red EFF overalls
If there is anything that the South African political landscape needs, it is a youth constituency that is critically involved in and educated about politics. Liwa, at just five years old, is already giving his community hope of a new generation of political supporters.
Following in his mother’s footsteps, little Liwa allegedly insisted that he wanted to sign up to become a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters party, despite being more than a decade too early.
Liwa’s mother wrote that he and his sister are “always on the ground” helping to recruit new members to the EFF.
While it seemed half of Twitter was gushing at images of the boy and his sister, dressed in red overalls and enthusiastically doing his part to garner support for his chosen party, the other half was not buying into Liwa’s adorable smile and sunny demeanor.
Twitter uses commented that Liwa was too young to understand politics and was being pushed by his mother who is a EFF supporter and recruiter.
A Twitter user using the handle 'Jacob Zuma', even compared the intelligence of the average EFF supporter to that of a five year old.
Users accused Liwa's mother of everything from forging the document to look like Liwa had written it, to attempting to garner support for the EFF by using her son as cute story in the build-up to elections in 2019.
In a humorous reply that went unnoticed, @EManual11E likens Liwa supporting EFF to him supporting local soccer team Kaiser Chiefs, solely because his own father was a fan and noted that one day Liwa would have to decide for himself.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!