- A social media user, Simon, complimented Julius Malema on writing his own speeches
- DA MP, John Steenhuisen, rudely commented that he also wrote his own speeches
- Simon responded saying that he was referring only to serious speakers
South Africans applauded social media user, Simon Grindrod for his scathing clap back at DA member of parliament, John Steenhuisen. Steenhuisen responded to a comment made by Simon about politicians writing their own speeches but Simon was not entertaining his two cents.
Simon wrote that whether people agree with EFF leader, Julius Malema’s politics or not, he should be acknowledged for being the only speaker at the State of the Nation Address (SONA 2019) to have written his own speech and for being able to ad-lib. He added that the other speakers were reading a script written by their speech writers.
Not wanting his own writing to go unrecognised, Steenhuisen commented that he too, wrote his own speeches. “Dream on Simon,” Steenhuisen critically wrote. “I’ve never had a speech written for me in my life”.
Simon retorted that he was in fact, referring to the primary speakers, or “the serious ones” as Simon phrased it.
Mzansi was shook and commented that there was no comeback to Simon’s response, Briefly.co.za learned.
One Twitter user, Masixole Samuel, joked that Simon’s comment was the “Mlungu Moment of the week” while others commented that Simon’s comment killed Steenhuisen and buried him on the same day.
Another user said that people are catching on to the power of Black Twitter and that a media presence is important.
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