- Trevor Noah recently caught some heat from the EFF’s deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, after a skit of him making fun of Julius Malema aired
- Shivambu took to social media to call Noah a “puppet of the establishment”
- Many of Mzansi’s social media users were also not impressed with Noah’s latest presentation and issued concerns that the comedian was being too light-hearted about subjects like 'white genocide'
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) deputy president, Floyd Shivambu, bashed internationally-adored South African comedian, Trevor Noah, online recently, after Noah made EFF leader, Julius Malema, the focus of a comedic roasting.
The skit in question came from American TV programme, The Daily Show, which Noah presents.
In this particular episode, Noah takes aim at EFF leader, Julius Malema, comparing him to controversial US president, Donald Trump.
The comedian made reference to inflammatory moments from Malema’s political career, including a moment from an interview when Malema mentioned the possibility of killing white people.
“Julius Malema talks about Genocide like he’s remodelling his kitchen,” Noah joked.
Malema’s right-hand man, Shivambu, did not take kindly to the jokes aimed at the EFF leader.
Shivambu accused Noah of being a black puppet for white Americans, as well as a “clown”.
While many social media users were laughing out loud at Noah’s jokes, Briefly.co.za found that many reflected Shivambu’s sentiments.
A great deal of Mzansi was angry that Noah would perpetuate the dangerous idea of a ‘white genocide’ in South Africa.
However, others accused Shivambu of being hypocritical. Tweeps pointed out that the EFF deputy president didn’t take issue when Noah made former SA president, Jacob Zuma, the target of his roasting.
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