Always able to see the humour in a bad situation, South Africans couldn't help but have a giggle at the irony of white farmers coming to the rescue of EFF members. A campaign vehicle had overturned on a rural dirty road and nearby community members lent a helping hand.
Mzansi had a good chuckle this morning as an ironic situation made the rounds on social media.
An EFF campaign vehicle had unfortunately overturned on a dirt road in a rural area, leaving the occupants stranded.
White farmers came to the aid of the stranded EFF members, ensuring that they were safely removed from the damaged bakkie and that they received medical attention.
While it has not been confirmed, it appears as if ten people had been on the back of the bakkie with the possibility of one fatality.
South Africans were tickled pink that the 'Red Berets' had been rescued by those they often lambasted: white land owners.
Leader of the party, Julius Malema, is no stranger to making borderline controversial statements about the minority. Briefly.co.za reported that the politician had claimed that black people would never be free until they were served by white people.
A particular favorite struggle song at EFF rallies, which often incites outrage, literally translates to 'Shoot the farmer', adding to the irony of this situation.
Here are a few reactions to the incident from social media:
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