- The EFF caught flak on social media after it served wine from the same companies it had previously condemned as being 'white monopoly capital'
- The wine was served at the party's glitzy gala dinner ahead of its manifesto launch
- Several social media users criticised the party, accusing it of hypocrisy
The EFF caused a stir on social media after it served Rupert & Rothschild wine at its gala dinner prior to its manifesto launch over the weekend.
The party has previously slammed Johann Rupert, referring to him as an example of white monopoly capital.
Others pointed out that the dinner was a surprisingly lavish event for a party which proclaims to be anti-capitalist and pro-poor.
This comes after Malema had claimed that the EFF was the only party not sponsored by 'white monopoly capital'.
He had also accused Cyril Ramaphosa of being a front for Johann Rupert and the Oppenheimers.
The glitzy gala dinner marked a sharp contrast with the EFF's election manifesto, which promises solidarity with the poorest South Africans and includes radical policies like major minimum wage increases and the nationalisation of all land.
One Twitter user, Sia Leita, said the function was in bad taste, accusing the EFF of being "socialist by day and capitalist by night".
Others said the EFF was hypocritical, since it campaigned on fighting against 'white monopoly capital' but then promoted the products of those same companies.
"The same EFF that claims to be revolutionary and wears overalls in Parliament, dines in Gucci and drinks Rupert's wine at night," wrote one user.
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