The Economic Freedom Fighter’s made quite a bold statement as part of their electioneering campaign and claimed that the party would ensure all goods purchased in South Africa are manufactured in South Africa, claims one social media user from Cape Town.
The user pointed out that their leadership has not set a good example and was “indulging in the fruits of capitalism by wearing imported luxury Italian clothing” and shared a photo of the designer label on the ‘Commander-in-Chief’s jeans.
He added that the jeans were Amani and mainly manufactured in China, Hong Kong and Italy. “And it still means he paid at least R2500 for a pair of jeans that didn't cost more than R100 to produce. He's funding the ‘exploitation of workers’.
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He added that he felt Malema could lead by example and wear clothing made in South Africa, Briefly.co.za found.
Many other Twitter users felt that the man was nitpicking and expecting too much of Malema and politicians and failed to see his point that Malema was perpetuating the system he was encouraging his followers to boycott, bringing his political stance into question.
Other users joked that maybe the jeans were knock-offs and actually didn’t cost that much.
Some Twitter users rushed to Malema’s defence and said that the man was only criticising Malema because he he was a politician. One user jokingly added the the man must be jealous that he can't afford designer clothes, while another remarked that because Juju has a job, he should have to “dress like a hobo”.
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