The leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, has given 'whitewashing' President Cyril Ramaphosa another shot. Taking to social media to post a throwback to sometime in the late 90's, he gave it his best attempt.
However the response was probably not what he had hoped for, with people coming to the President's defense.
Some followers commented that the attempt to discredit Cyril Ramaphosa, depicted in to image receiving an award for 'Most Conscientious Student' for his involvement in community safety, had actually done more good to the President than harm.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the image had been an attempt to show a longstanding relationship with Paul O'Sullivan, pictured here handing over the award. O'Sullivan recently came out in support for Ramaphosa and his son, defending them against Malema's accusation of their corrupt links to BOSASA.
This move, although cunning, has not had the desired effect on people. Twitter users stood up to Malema, maintaining that if they looked hard enough, they could find some questionable photos of the EFF leader.
Some users rose to the occasion and did some digging of there own, Kabelo Makola posted this photo of Julius enjoying a giggle with the infamous ex-president Jacob Zuma, during his ANC days.
Most people just saw a young Ramaphosa, enjoying himself as the reaped the benefits of his hard work, a more flattering viewpoint than Malema had hoped for.
Some people didn't even see the shade Malema had attempted to cast. Riccardo Elle seemed oblivious, asking instead if Ramaphosa had every looked like a young man, or if he had just been born looking weathered.
It appears as if the EFF is taking a page out of the DA's book, and basing their campaign for the 2019 elections more on what the ruling party has going on, than what they themselves have to offer.
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