- Julius Malema criticised journalists for allegedly protecting Cyril Ramaphosa
- His comment was presumably in reference to the serious allegations the president is currently fending off
- These include accusations that he mishandled the Eskom crisis, as well as Terror Lekota's claim that he sold out his struggle comrades
EFF leader Julius Malema took to Twitter to slam journalists, saying that they are working to defend Ramaphosa.
"Stratcom and Ramaphosa Defence Force are working overtime now," he wrote.
This is not the first time Malema has slammed the press as agents of the president. Previously, he has criticised positive reporting on Ramaphosa as fake news.
He seemed to be referring to the numerous accusations currently being hurled at Ramaphosa.
The DA has criticised him for not revealing his son Andile's contract with Bosasa. Others have attacked Ramaphosa for his handling of the current Eskom crisis.
Perhaps most notable of all is the accusation Terror Lekota leveled against the president in Parliament. Lekota alleged that in the 1970s Ramaphosa betrayed his struggle comrades in order to receive a lighter prison sentence.
Malema seemed to be implying that many journalists were working hard to try and protect Ramaphosa from these accusations or explain them away. The response to Malema's tweet, however, at least on Twitter, was mostly positive.
Slighting the press is not new for Malema. Previously, he also attacked some journalists for allegedly protecting Jacob Zuma while he was in office.
In this regard, Malema's criticism of the press is similar to that of other politicians around the world who say that journalists print falsehoods - the most famous of them being Donald Trump.
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